What Did You Say? 4 Tips for Understanding Accents at Work

What Did You Say? 4 Tips for Understanding Accents at Work

Living and working abroad, or even just working on a diverse team with international colleagues, can be exciting—new cultures, languages, and ways of expression are all around you. But, it can also be difficult, especially when you don’t understand the conversation. Even if you’re technically speaking the same language, working with people who have dialects or accents you’re not used to […]

J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs are adding algo-trading VPs

J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs are adding algo-trading VPs

Structurers aside, one type of finance professional is particularly popular this year: the systematic or algorithmic (algo) trader. Whether it’s to work on the central risk book or creating algos for customer trades, banks are busy looking for algo trading talent. Both Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan have recently added vice president (VP) level talent in the area. Goldman Sachs hired Tim Rohkemper from […]

Vice-president et director : aujourd’hui les pires postes en banque d’investissement ?

Vice-president et director : aujourd’hui les pires postes en banque d’investissement ?

Oubliez le terrible apprentissage des banquiers d’investissement juniors et ayez plutôt pitié pour leurs supérieurs, les vice-présidents (VP) et directors. Qui pourrait aujourd’hui envier ces banquiers confirmés, situés quelque part entre middle et senior management ? Leur poste est devenu précaire dans un contexte où les banques cherchent à comprimer les coûts (et l’on ne parle même pas de ceux qui sont basés à Londres et […]

Capturing Emerging Dimensions of Risk and Return

Capturing Emerging Dimensions of Risk and Return

As head of Goldman Sachs Securities Division’s Americas Equity Structuring Group, Stacy Selig and her team apply a mix of quantitative, technical and problem-solving skills to create solutions for investors when there’s no readily available product on the market. We sat down with Stacy who explained how changes in market structure continue to drive demand for structured products and equity derivatives — […]

4 Steps to Staying Sane as a Grad Student in the Real World

4 Steps to Staying Sane as a Grad Student in the Real World

The joys of being a student: You wake up at 10 AM, have a nice long (healthy!) breakfast and finish up last night’s reading before strolling off to class. Wait! Last night’s reading? Seventy-five more pages for your 3 PM seminar? How are you going to read, go to the gym, cook lunch, and go grocery shopping before 3 PM? It’s tempting […]

Where to Begin Marketing Your Law Firm

Where to Begin Marketing Your Law Firm

If you’re just beginning to market your firm, you may be wondering, “What do I do first?” The best place to start is by identifying your target audience and then your message. First of all, think about who it is you want to talk to because that will drive not only what you say, but in some instances, where you will say it. Once […]

3 Ways AI Is Getting More Emotional

3 Ways AI Is Getting More Emotional

In January of 2018, Annette Zimmermann, vice president of research at Gartner, proclaimed: “By 2022, your personal device will know more about your emotional state than your own family.” Just two months later, a landmark study from the University of Ohio claimed that their algorithm was now better at detecting emotions than people are. AI systems and devices will soon recognize, interpret, process, and simulate […]