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Quants: The new risk takers of finance

Quants: The new risk takers of finance

Quants are increasingly shunning the relative security of highly-paid banking jobs and are looking for alternative, more risky, career paths.

From finance to start-up: “I knew if I stayed in banking one more year, I’d never leave”

From finance to start-up: “I knew if I stayed in banking one more year, I’d never leave”

One investment banker believes it's impossible to start your own company while remaining in the industry. The only way to strike out on your own is to leave and develop an idea.

Would you work as a freelance investment banker for up to $300 an hour?

Would you work as a freelance investment banker for up to $300 an hour?

Investment bankers struggling to find full-time jobs are increasingly looking to go freelance.

I was an engineer; now I train the new generation of Singapore accountants

I was an engineer; now I train the new generation of Singapore accountants

I started my career as an engineer. Now I'm a senior accountant. Here's how I did it.

Senior investment banker quits finance for education

Senior investment banker quits finance for education

A 30-year veteran of the investment banking industry has left RBS after less than a year to start a new career in education.

Nomura loses another equity research MD

Nomura loses another equity research MD

Nomura's head of capital goods research is the latest analyst to leave the bank.

Career Crunch: 20 hot skills banks want now, is the CFA really worth it?

Career Crunch: 20 hot skills banks want now, is the CFA really worth it?

The top stories on eFinancialCareers over the past week - all you need to know about financial services careers news and advice.

An unlikely refuge for senior traders and bankers

An unlikely refuge for senior traders and bankers

This bank has poached some senior investment bankers and sales staff from rivals in recent weeks.

Financial services employees are surprisingly happy, except in the Middle East

Financial services employees are surprisingly happy, except in the Middle East

With extensive job cuts over the last six years and ongoing prudence around pay, financial service employees have every right to feel a little gloomy in the workplace,…

Jefferies hires senior bankers who have been out of the market for two years

Jefferies hires senior bankers who have been out of the market for two years

Jefferies has hired two former managing directors from RBS and Unicredit who have been out of the industry for two years.

How senior analysts are escaping the equity research bloodbath

How senior analysts are escaping the equity research bloodbath

Investment banks equity researchers are going it alone to escape the ongoing prospect of redundancy and, they hope, discover a more interesting career.

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