RBS chief unapologetic over bonuses

RBS chief unapologetic over bonuses

Lord Younger, chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, on Wednesday unapologetically justified the bank's controversial 2.5m (€4.04m) bonus awards to directors for the National Westminster takeover. At

David Potter, former chief executive and headhunter

David Potter, former chief executive and headhunter

6:45am: Up and dressed. Definitely a suit today, I think. To my study to check overnight e-mails, read The Daily Telegraph and The FT while my daughter Harriet…

City Analytics snares consultant from Commerzbank

City Analytics snares consultant from Commerzbank

Thompson has 14 years' experience as a bond trader and joins from Commerzbank. Before that she worked at Deutsche Bank. Her responsibilities at City Analytics will involve sourcing…

RBS faces top-pay revolt

RBS faces top-pay revolt

Royal Bank of Scotland will this week face its biggest test since last year's acquisition of NatWest when it faces a shareholder revolt against a lucrative pay scheme…

Dressing down loses favour

Dressing down loses favour

According to a US dress-down survey, the number of American companies with dress-down policies fell in 2000 for the first time since 1992. There is evidence that the…

Salary survey: Operations staff in equities are in demand

Salary survey: Operations staff in equities are in demand

There was a significant increase in demand for permanent equity operations staff in the UK in the six months to March 2001, according to the recruitment company Robert…

In defence of headhunters

In defence of headhunters

Pretending to be an individual's gynaecologist (one ruse Mr Sampson dutifully points out) may get you put through to the target individual however, will they really choose to…

Job cuts loom at Merrill Lynch

Job cuts loom at Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch, the US investment bank, is to become the latest City of London firm to make selective staff reductions in a bid to cut costs in the…

How to apply for a job at an investment bank

How to apply for a job at an investment bank

There was a time when applying to work in an investment bank meant manipulating a CV - on paper - to do little more than emphasise an early…

Stressed out? Move to Australia

Stressed out? Move to Australia

In Sydney only 6% feel the same way about their public transport, according to the poll by the recruitment group Citipeople. Working long hours, on the other hand,…

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