Articles by: Philippe
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Can Index Funds Be a Force for Sustainable Capitalism?
by / on 08/12/2017 at 09:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Can Index Funds Be a Force for Sustainable Capitalism?

The investment industry is changing. Among other things, there is growing demand from both retail and institutional investors to align their capital with better environmental and social outcomes, and more resources going into index fund or quasi-indexing products. These two trends may seem separate—or, some people believe, incompatible—but together I believe they have the power to improve finance’s role in […]

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Meet the private equity fund that likes to hire ‘seasoned’ bankers
by / on 27/11/2017 at 12:00 / in The Review

Meet the private equity fund that likes to hire ‘seasoned’ bankers

If you want to leave banking for private equity, you usually need to go young. Our research suggests that most people make the move within 24 to 36 months of starting in banking. Some move even earlier – take Nik Okri, the former Goldman leveraged finance analyst who joined Summit Partners after only a year at GS. Others, however, only move […]

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Frat boys vs. strivers at Goldman Sachs. Trader destroys career for nothing
by / on 23/11/2017 at 15:00 / in The Review

Frat boys vs. strivers at Goldman Sachs. Trader destroys career for nothing

Goldman Sachs is a paradox. On one hand, it says it doesn’t like to hire wealthy, “entitled” graduates, but people who’ve risen out of adversity. On the other, it frequently seems to hire students from elite schoolswhose parents have often seemingly paid for them to study overseas. Lloyd Blankfein, current CEO and son of a mail sorter and a receptionist, […]

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I’m a successful 40 year-old banker. Here’s how I stay sane
by / on 22/11/2017 at 13:00 / in The Review

I’m a successful 40 year-old banker. Here’s how I stay sane

If you make it to the top of banking, you’re going to be part of the 1%. Congratulations! Except, that this comes with some downsides: success can breed envy and criticism. If you want to handle this without turning resentful and aloof, you need to cultivate the right mindset. Here’s what that looks like. Personally, I recently reached a major […]

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Témoignage : « J’ai 29 ans. Je travaillais à la City comme trader. J’ai quitté Londres pour Paris »
by / on 08/11/2017 at 15:00 / in Management

Témoignage : « J’ai 29 ans. Je travaillais à la City comme trader. J’ai quitté Londres pour Paris »

Notre interview parue la semaine dernière et intitulée « Je n’ai jamais rencontré d’anciens banquiers de la City qui se disaient heureux d’être rentrés à Paris ! » a suscité de nombreuses réactions, notamment sur notre site UK, où un trader parisien pense exactement l’inverse. Jugez plutôt par vous-même : « J’ai 29 ans. Je travaillais comme trader à Londres. J’ai quitté Londres pour Paris pour […]

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Un Autre Regard Sur L’Activisme Actionnarial
by / on 25/10/2017 at 15:30 / in Économie

Un Autre Regard Sur L’Activisme Actionnarial

Alors que les Etats-Unis, à l’initiative de la sénatrice Elizabeth Warren, tente de faire voter une loi anti-activiste, le Brokaw Act, démontrant ainsi l’ampleur du phénomène auprès des sociétés américaines, l’activité économique et financière de ces derniers mois signe l’émergence d’une nouvelle forme d’activisme actionnarial en Europe. Il est vrai que les fonds activistes continuent de ne pas avoir bonne presse. L’action récemment orchestrée […]

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Here’s what Moelis, Perella Weinberg, Evercore and Houlihan Lokey pay in the U.S.
by / on 24/10/2017 at 11:15 / in The Review

Here’s what Moelis, Perella Weinberg, Evercore and Houlihan Lokey pay in the U.S.

Big investment banks have been cutting cutting pay, so it’s worth keeping tabs on what boutique investment banks are offering in terms of salaries and bonuses. The trend of elite boutique investment banks muscling into the league tables continues, particularly in the U.S. We’ve compiled base salary data for the U.S. employees of four boutiques, all of which made the top six of […]

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Janus Henderson CEO: “Blunt” graduate recruitment needs to change
by / on 19/10/2017 at 09:00 / in The Review

Janus Henderson CEO: “Blunt” graduate recruitment needs to change

In CEO terms, Andrew Formica, the 46-year-old chief of $330bn active manager Janus Henderson, is something of a spring chicken. It was therefore a shock to be called a “dinosaur” in a pubic forum by one of his 21-year-old employees. In fairness, the employee in question was referring to the digital approach of the company, rather than Formica himself, but […]

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This hedge fund has been hiring traders from UBS, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan
by / on 10/10/2017 at 19:00 / in The Review

This hedge fund has been hiring traders from UBS, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan

A $5bn hedge fund that focuses on the derivatives market has quietly been tapping the trading floors of large investment banks for its London operation. During the past two months, Capstone Investment Advisors, which has around 110 staff globally, has hired former UBS, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan traders for its London office in Mayfair. Cherie Xiu Zhou, a vice […]

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UBS is thinking about its bankers’ lifestyle. The only place to work at Goldman Sachs
by / on 27/09/2017 at 12:00 / in The Review

UBS is thinking about its bankers’ lifestyle. The only place to work at Goldman Sachs

Andrea Orcel, the president of UBS’s investment bank, says that the bank is listening to its employees. While most large investment banks have announced plans for a new EU hub as the UK prepares to leave the bloc, UBS is the one big firm to remain suspiciously quiet. There’s a reason for this, according to Financial News, which interviewed Orcel […]

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