Swedbank finally looks to cut back in its investment banking division

Swedbank finally looks to cut back in its investment banking division

Swedbank is gearing up for a fresh round of cost-cutting and is taking aim at it investment banking division. We hinted that Swedbank's Large Corporates & Institutions (LC&I)…

Everything we know so far about bonuses and deferrals, bank-by-bank – UPDATED

Everything we know so far about bonuses and deferrals, bank-by-bank – UPDATED

Here's another update to all previous articles on the state of bonuses, cash caps and deferrals on a bank-by-bank basis this year, here's what we know now. Feel…

Lessons for keeping your job: You do NOT want to be working for a bank’s hobby business

Lessons for keeping your job: You do NOT want to be working for a bank’s hobby business

Piyush Gupta, chief executive officer of Singaporean bank DBS coined the phrase. Thanks to a lot of ill-thought out expansion under his predecessors, DBS had ended up with…

The frosty outlook for the Nordic banking sector

The frosty outlook for the Nordic banking sector

Even when Europe’s big winter freeze finally eases, the climate for bankers (and bankers’ bonuses) is likely to remain distinctly icy this year. Full-year and Q4 2011 results…

This is what you can earn as a quant in London, New York, Paris, Singapore or Hong Kong

This is what you can earn as a quant in London, New York, Paris, Singapore or Hong Kong

We have some figures for quant salaries from recruitment firm Selby Jennings. They hark back from November, but we are assured they remain correct. They are presented below,…

There are still some opportunities for investment bankers in the Nordic region

There are still some opportunities for investment bankers in the Nordic region

The decisions by Nordea and Danske Bank last year to shelve 2,000 jobs apiece was initially viewed as disastrous for good reason. Banking jobs, in the front or…

Nordea job cuts leaving the front office unscathed – for now

Nordea job cuts leaving the front office unscathed – for now

Remember those iconic images of shell-shocked newly-redundant Lehman Brothers’ employees wandering about with boxes containing their worldly possessions? You're unlikely to see similar scenes in the Nord

Nordea isn’t hanging around when it comes to job cuts

Nordea isn’t hanging around when it comes to job cuts

This year will be “challenging”, Nordea chief executive Christian Clausen predicted today, as the bank revealed that more than half of its 2,000 planned job cuts have already…

Nordic banks may have already see the worst of the jobs pain

Nordic banks may have already see the worst of the jobs pain

The reporting season gets into swing next week, with Nordea the first Nordic bank to lay out it stall in 2012, with Q4 and year-end results due on…

This is what Gary Cohn (of Goldman Sachs) and Jamie Dimon (of JPMorgan) are saying now about hiring, firing and pay

This is what Gary Cohn (of Goldman Sachs) and Jamie Dimon (of JPMorgan) are saying now about hiring, firing and pay

As you may be aware, Gary Cohn, COO of Goldman Sachs gave a long and important interview to the Sunday Telegraph yesterday. Equally, Jamie Dimon spoke during the…

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