Scandals Fueling Job Market, But Many Hires Will be Temporary

Scandals Fueling Job Market, But Many Hires Will be Temporary

If you want a job in finance today, follow the blood trail. The most aggressive hiring is happening in business units charged with cleaning up other people’s mistakes,…

This tech start-up has plans to double headcount in 2013

This tech start-up has plans to double headcount in 2013

If there are two issues plaguing banks’ technology teams, it’s surely Big Data and IT security, so it’s no surprise that Digital Shadow – a cyber-security firm specialising…

Why French finance execs are wanted by companies everywhere

Why French finance execs are wanted by companies everywhere

What do the finance bosses of the Word Bank and healthcare companies Merck and Sanofi-Aventis have in common? They're all French and all working outside their own country.…

Brevan Howard moves four more partners to Geneva from London

Brevan Howard moves four more partners to Geneva from London

It may be boring and a hard sell for hedge fund wives used to the London lifestyle, but Brevan Howard is still convincing senior staff to move to…

Six CVs that will get you a financial services job before Easter

Six CVs that will get you a financial services job before Easter

It may be freezing cold (in London) or raining (in New York), but theoretically we are on the cusp of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. And with the…

Late Lunchtime Links: The pressure of working for a small brokerage that tells you daily whether it’s breaking even

Late Lunchtime Links: The pressure of working for a small brokerage that tells you daily whether it’s breaking even

There is pressure, and then there is the pressure of working for a small equities brokerage in challenging times. As we noted last week, small equities houses are…

The myth of bringing in the big bucks at hedge funds

The myth of bringing in the big bucks at hedge funds

Who wouldn’t want to be David Tepper of Appalossa Management, Carl Icahn of Icahn Capital, or Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, making, respectively, $2.2 billion, $1.9 billion…

Commodity Trading Slump Costing Jobs

Commodity Trading Slump Costing Jobs

When reports surfaced late last month that Goldman Sachs would likely begin a fresh round of job cuts, it came as a bit of a surprise. The firm…

These five investment banks are hiring in the Middle East

These five investment banks are hiring in the Middle East

Investment banking in the Middle East is in the midst of a dilemma – while fees have been anaemic for a number of years, international firms were always…

Ten ways to rewrite your resume for a role in Asia

Ten ways to rewrite your resume for a role in Asia

It’s getting more difficult for Westerners to find jobs in Asia as cost-conscious employers look for local talent. Now more than ever, you need to make sure that…

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