If Nordic ECM flurry continues, new jobs look likely

If Nordic ECM flurry continues, new jobs look likely

The number of equity capital market deals being carried out in the Nordic region has almost trebled in the past quarter, compared with the dire state of play…

Is it morally wrong for banks to pay big bonuses this year?

Is it morally wrong for banks to pay big bonuses this year?

The government is looking to curb them as soon as possible, while banks want to pay the performers who bring in the profits, but is it morally wrong…

Musical chairs within Nordic equity sales and research

Musical chairs within Nordic equity sales and research

SEB has made a tranche of significant hires and internal promotions within its Enskilda equities business, as key Nordic players move to strengthen their equity sales and research…

Nordic banks will accept G20 bonus curbs, grudgingly

Nordic banks will accept G20 bonus curbs, grudgingly

Nordic banks accept they will have little choice but to work with whatever bonus reforms are hammered out at the G20 summit next week, despite the Scandinavian banking…

Four Nordic banks among world’s safest

Four Nordic banks among world’s safest

Obviously the Nordic region hasn't been immune to the machinations of the global financial crisis, and the Baltic downturn has meant behemoths like SEB and Swedbank have hogged…

Norway’s SWF completes executive hiring spree

Norway’s SWF completes executive hiring spree

It's no secret that Norway's gargantuan NOK2.47 trillion ($410bn) sovereign wealth fund had a torrid 2008, when it recorded losses which wiped out 23% of its value. As…

Ex-Bankers: Worth a Look … Or the Hand?

Ex-Bankers: Worth a Look … Or the Hand?

After more than a year of hollowing out, at least some financial employers appear interested in refilling long-empty seats. Yet many observers report those intrepid firms are much…

Banks in Sweden may have seen the worst of the job cuts

Banks in Sweden may have seen the worst of the job cuts

More than a quarter of a million Swedes are now officially unemployed and the country's jobless total is likely to carry on rising rapidly until 2011. Yet, for…

Hedge funds holding up well in Sweden

Hedge funds holding up well in Sweden

Sweden's hedge fund managers have a friend in their financial markets minister, who stood up for them earlier this month. And the sector remains fairly upbeat about its…

Swedish banks cut local teams

Swedish banks cut local teams

With both Swedbank and SEB reporting their Q2 results in the space of a week, the focus has been on the need to pull back from the bad…

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