What’s the perfect age to earn your CFA charter?

What’s the perfect age to earn your CFA charter?

It’s a question that’s asked multiple times per year in every CFA forum. When exactly should you embark on the time-intensive journey toward getting your CFA, and at what age are you too old or too young to earn your charter? The answer, of course, will always be subjective based on each person and their career arc. But when looking […]

The Financial Crisis Killed Hedge-Fund Performance

The Financial Crisis Killed Hedge-Fund Performance

I have long been interested in hedge funds and their managers. We have regularly looked at issues such as changing fee structures, higher-than-rational expected returns, general cost and performance issues, and why investors keep shoveling money to the funds. My Bloomberg News colleagues Katherine Burton, Melissa Karsh and Sam Dodge published an article last week, “The Incredible Shrinking Hedge Fund,” that is chock-full of […]

Quelles chances pour les juniors d’être recrutés dans les M&A où les profils seniors abondent ?

Quelles chances pour les juniors d’être recrutés dans les M&A où les profils seniors abondent ?

Plusieurs établissements financiers ont récemment recruté des banquiers vedettes dans l’Hexagone pour renforcer leur franchise M&A. C’est le cas par exemple de Bank of America Merrill Lynch qui a recruté cet été Bernard Mourad pour qu’il dirige son activité de banque de financement et d’investissement nouvellement créée pour la France. Ou bien de la banque d’affaires Perella Weinberg qui a recruté Cyrille […]

How to Handle a PR Crisis

How to Handle a PR Crisis

This is not a drill. In fact, it actually happened. A company called—a nonprofit company—and said they had lost a crucial endorsement from a national agency that provides oversight in its industry, impacting the nonprofit’s ability to continue to operate. The agency’s decision not to endorse would send a negative signal to others in the industry, which could force the nonprofit to close. They understood […]

Pourquoi dans les banques les profils techno trouvent les traders arrogants et surpayés ?

Pourquoi dans les banques les profils techno trouvent les traders arrogants et surpayés ?

Comme vous le savez si vous avez travaillé dans une banque d’investissement, il existe souvent une lutte inhérente entre ceux qui travaillent sur le trading floor et ceux qui travaillent dans la technologie. Il est amplement illustré par un événement de mon passé pas si lointain. Une nuit après la fermeture des marchés, j’étais dans un pub avec quelqu’un qui travaillait dans […]

The 8 best hummus shops in Haifa – from authentic to inventive

The 8 best hummus shops in Haifa – from authentic to inventive

Hummus Eliyahu Located just behind ‘Hummus Row’ in Downtown Haifa, the ‘Jewish hummus’ at Hummus Eliyahu gets served up hot and freshly blended to order, with a side of Chasidic charm.  A part of a growing chain of uniquely Israeli hummus joints, this is the place to go for an endless bowl of hummus that will warm your soul and […]

This Guy Is Taking On BlackRock And State Street With Cut-Rate Gold And Commodity ETFs

This Guy Is Taking On BlackRock And State Street With Cut-Rate Gold And Commodity ETFs

Nineteen hundred exchange-traded funds vie for attention on Wall Street. Is there room for yet more? Sure there is, says William Rhind, daredevil founder of the ETF vendor GraniteShares. Rhind’s operation, squeezed into a scrawny WeWork room in lower Manhattan, has a lineup that includes a cut-rate gold fund, two commodity funds and an unusual blend of high-payout securities aimed […]