Bonuses at UBS will depend on cost/income targets being met; RBS WILL be cutting in rates

Bonuses at UBS will depend on cost/income targets being met; RBS WILL be cutting in rates

Last week was the week of the Morgan Stanley European Financial Services Conference. Financial News sent a journalist along. That journalist came away with the impression that things…

Q&A: JPMorgan’s head of global alumni relations explains why JPMorgan would like to hire its alums, or people recommended by them

Q&A: JPMorgan’s head of global alumni relations explains why JPMorgan would like to hire its alums, or people recommended by them

Having visited JPMorgan's website and observed the prominence being given to its alumni portal, we asked Catherine Coluzzi, executive director and head of global alumni relations at the bank…

Sorry, but you are about to be displaced by a machine

Sorry, but you are about to be displaced by a machine

Now is not the time to be working as a flow fixed income trader. However, now – as we noted last week – is the time to be…

SEB employs more women than men, bonuses are shrinking and other reflections on its annual report

SEB employs more women than men, bonuses are shrinking and other reflections on its annual report

  Like many European banks, SEB is being more open with the political hot potato of compensation, and it's revealed that bonuses are starting to tumble. SEB's annual…

GUEST COMMENT: You would be foolish not to keep an eye on what the EU’s saying about bonuses

GUEST COMMENT: You would be foolish not to keep an eye on what the EU’s saying about bonuses

Most people have now received their bonuses for 2011. If you are among them, compensation may not be at the forefront of your mind and you may be…

Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman have produced their annual report on the state of the investment banking industry. This is what you need to know if you want your career to last

Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman have produced their annual report on the state of the investment banking industry. This is what you need to know if you want your career to last

First there was the enormous report from JPMorgan on the state of the investment banking industry. Now we have another enormous report from Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman,…

Goldman Sachs has banned Sunday working and has been coaching its employees on the art of happiness

Goldman Sachs has banned Sunday working and has been coaching its employees on the art of happiness

If you work at Goldman Sachs, you are now absolved of the need to work on a Sunday – but only if you work at Goldman Sachs in…

While BarCap is capping cash bonuses at £65k, persons at Credit Suisse can earn £346k in cash this year

While BarCap is capping cash bonuses at £65k, persons at Credit Suisse can earn £346k in cash this year

Where would you rather work? Somewhere at which your cash bonus will be restricted to £65k, fin d’histoire, or somewhere where you can earn £346k in clean cash?…

Some people working in financial services recruitment have an amazing lifestyle

Some people working in financial services recruitment have an amazing lifestyle

Investment banking is not known for its lifestyle pleasures. The former saleswoman interviewed recently by the Guardian says she worked, “at least 14 hours a day including the…

Deutsche and UBS both paid their risk-taking staff exactly staff the same for 2011. Deutsche bankers are now fully incentivised to get rid of their unproductive colleagues ASAP

Deutsche and UBS both paid their risk-taking staff exactly staff the same for 2011. Deutsche bankers are now fully incentivised to get rid of their unproductive colleagues ASAP

In theory, Deutsche Bank is an amazing payer. When you look at average compensation per head in its corporate and investment bank, it appears to pay considerably more…

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