Fewer people must get promoted and other things Boston Consulting is saying about the future of investment banking

Fewer people must get promoted and other things Boston Consulting is saying about the future of investment banking

Management consultants make a lot of money out of banks. McKinsey & Co are said to have been all over RBS and responsible for the closure of its…

Goldman’s head of wellness says mental health is probably the biggest issue at Goldman Sachs, its people want to know how to be happy

Goldman’s head of wellness says mental health is probably the biggest issue at Goldman Sachs, its people want to know how to be happy

Goldman Sachs takes the health and happiness of its staff seriously. It has its own ‘head of wellness,’ Patrick Watt. Today, Patrick gave a webinar on wellness at…

SEB is expanding – in Asia

SEB is expanding – in Asia

Compared to the first quarter of 2011, it’s been a decent start to the year for SEB’s Nordic-based corporate and investment banking business. It’s expanding…but restricting this to…

Nordea is cutting staff quicker than expected, but appears to be paying its investment bankers more

Nordea is cutting staff quicker than expected, but appears to be paying its investment bankers more

The first quarter of this year has been relatively positive for Nordea, with net profit the period increasing by 4% to €775m. Despite this, it’s ahead of schedule…

Deutsche and BarCap confirm it: there will no hiring, no firing. Deutsche sets the pace with a 20% compensation cut

Deutsche and BarCap confirm it: there will no hiring, no firing. Deutsche sets the pace with a 20% compensation cut

If you’re going to get a new job in financial services, you should be able to pick one up in the second quarter. Historically, this is when most…

How parental wealth is proving a game-changer at pivotal points of banking careers

How parental wealth is proving a game-changer at pivotal points of banking careers

Generally, it helps in life to have rich parents. Yes, there are plenty examples of prominent bankers who don’t (Lloyd Blankfein, Ian Hannam). And yes, Goldman is known…

Excitement as a bank declares its intention to hire 200 traders, sales and research staff

Excitement as a bank declares its intention to hire 200 traders, sales and research staff

It all appears to be happening at Mitsubishi UFJ. The Japanese bank has placed itself above the parapet and said it wants to hire 50 currency and interest…

Advice to M&A bankers: Your jobs are less vulnerable than they may currently seem

Advice to M&A bankers: Your jobs are less vulnerable than they may currently seem

2012 has started unpromisingly in M&A.  Advisory revenues were down 34% year-on-year in the first quarter at JPMorgan, 23% year-on-year at Citigroup, and 37% at Bank of America…

Things you might want to think about before joining Morgan Stanley’s fixed income business

Things you might want to think about before joining Morgan Stanley’s fixed income business

We’re not saying that Morgan Stanley is hiring. According to its website it has a mere two jobs going in its front office fixed income business in London…

A simple graph illustrating why it is that your sales or trading job will be safe at JPMorgan

A simple graph illustrating why it is that your sales or trading job will be safe at JPMorgan

It's not that JPMorgan doesn't make redundancies. In Q1, it let 292 people go from its investment bank. However, JPMorgan seems less prone to big headcount cuts than…

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