What Greg Smith really says about working at Goldman Sachs: all you need to know without reading the book yourself

What Greg Smith really says about working at Goldman Sachs: all you need to know without reading the book yourself

Today is the day that Greg Smith’s $1.5m opus, ‘Why I left Goldman Sachs,’ finally hits the shelves. At 252 pages it’s not exactly a door-stopper, but there’s…

Standard Chartered is hiring investment bankers in Africa. This is what its African CEO told us about its plans

Standard Chartered is hiring investment bankers in Africa. This is what its African CEO told us about its plans

Standard Chartered is betting on Africa in a big way. The emerging markets specialist has announced that it will invest over $100m over the next three years on…

Greg Coffey: is hedge fund management incompatible with fatherhood, ageing?

Greg Coffey: is hedge fund management incompatible with fatherhood, ageing?

Maybe it was the third child that did it? Maybe it was the fourth to come? In 2011, Bloomberg reported that Greg Coffey had two children.  Now he’s…

For all his revelations about omelette fights and Blankfein lurking naked, was Greg Smith just sexist and deluded about his self-worth?

For all his revelations about omelette fights and Blankfein lurking naked, was Greg Smith just sexist and deluded about his self-worth?

Photocopied versions of Greg Smith's book are covertly circulating in Manhattan. Among other things, they reportedly include the revelation that Goldman bankers go crazy for omelettes and will knock&helli

Study blames recruiters for keeping women out of top jobs, says they put favourites on shortlists

Study blames recruiters for keeping women out of top jobs, says they put favourites on shortlists

Are you, a) a highly paid, highly-powered woman who’s struggling to even get an interview for a lucrative role? Or, b) someone of either sex who doesn’t know…

Why Russia really needs more competition in its banking sector

Why Russia really needs more competition in its banking sector

While there appear to be plenty of opportunities in Russia for investment bankers, the retail and commercial banking marketplace is shrinking at an alarming rate, reducing competition and…

The head of Deloitte’s UK corporate finance business tells us who he wants to hire now

The head of Deloitte’s UK corporate finance business tells us who he wants to hire now

It emerges today that Deloitte has made two new corporate finance hires. It's recruited Anurag Verma from PWC's corporate finance business, and it's acquired Duncan Chandler from Rothschild. Both…

Goldman Sachs is emerging as a nice, steady, place to work. These are the barriers to big hiring

Goldman Sachs is emerging as a nice, steady, place to work. These are the barriers to big hiring

Yesterday was Goldman Sachs 3Q results day. Needless to say, this was eclipsed by the unexpected news that Vikram Pandit had resigned as CEO of Citigroup. Now that the Citi…

Michael Corbat has promised some changes at Citi. This is what you need to know (updated)

Michael Corbat has promised some changes at Citi. This is what you need to know (updated)

As you will almost certainly now know, Vikram Pandit is no longer CEO of Citigroup. He has been replaced by Michael Corbat, a steady but allegedly bland and…

Both Citigroup and JPMorgan’s results suggest that Latin America – not Asia – is where to go if you want to work in a growth market

Both Citigroup and JPMorgan’s results suggest that Latin America – not Asia – is where to go if you want to work in a growth market

Where are the growth markets for investment banks now? Back in May, HSBC's results suggested Asia was where the growth was going on. Morgan Stanley's head of emerging…

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