Absa and unions at loggerheads over retrenchments

Absa and unions at loggerheads over retrenchments

It is open war between the trade unions and Absa, South Africa's largest retail lender. In the latest twist to a long-simmering feud, the union Solidarity is seeking…

How much was Kweku Adoboli actually earning at UBS? And will persons from the middle office ever move into the front office again?

How much was Kweku Adoboli actually earning at UBS? And will persons from the middle office ever move into the front office again?

As details emerge of Kweku Adoboli's 'bling' accomodation with "limestone floors and whitewashed walls,", that was "big enough to make a 10-bedroom flat" and comparable to an, "art…

Six ways to work well with recruiters

Six ways to work well with recruiters

1) More is not better Contact a minimum of three and an absolute maximum of six recruiters - any more and you risk losing control of your job…

Late Lunchtime Links: A boutique that plans to increase its staff by 500% and hire 100 people

Late Lunchtime Links: A boutique that plans to increase its staff by 500% and hire 100 people

It's not all really awful. Some places have big growth plans. Take United First Partners, a London brokerage firm specializing in merger arbitrage which has just hired the…

The head of one European equity business admits that he has been employing people to do completely pointless jobs

The head of one European equity business admits that he has been employing people to do completely pointless jobs

There are two clear indicators that you are likely to be made redundant in the coming months: 1) you received nothing as a bonus last year; 2) you…

Forget Jes Staley’s prediction that market revenues will be down 30% in Q3 – he said something far worse

Forget Jes Staley’s prediction that market revenues will be down 30% in Q3 – he said something far worse

Jes Staley, CEO of JPMorgan's investment bank made a short presentation at the Barclays Global Financial Conference this afternoon. Much is being made of the fact that Jes…

Africa wants expatriates

Africa wants expatriates

If you have skills and experience and are willing to travel, Africa is the place to go. The continent has one of the fastest economic growth rates and…

Securities Africa in growth mode

Securities Africa in growth mode

Foreign interest in Africa is booming and banks great and small are jostling to get a piece of the action. Size is definitely not everything in this increasingly…

YOUR KILLER EQUITIES INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: What is the degree of a company’s operating leverage when there are no fixed costs?

YOUR KILLER EQUITIES INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: What is the degree of a company’s operating leverage when there are no fixed costs?

Here's the latest question sent in by site visitors who have attended equities interviews at investment banks. This question has allegedly been asked in equity sales interviews at…

‘Foreign invasion’ increases competition in SA’s securities brokerage industry

‘Foreign invasion’ increases competition in SA’s securities brokerage industry

Foreign investment in South Africa's financial services sector is growing at a dizzying pace. Both old world and emerging market players are seeking to set up in the…

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