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Rokos Capital Management hired a top technologist from Barclays
by / on 03/01/2018 at 12:00 / in The Review

Rokos Capital Management hired a top technologist from Barclays

Former Brevan Howard star trader Chris Rokos’ $6.8 billion hedge fund has roped in yet another senior executive from Barclays, continuing its hiring spree in London as it expands its UK operations. Dan Azzopardi, a former director at Barclays Capital, joined Rokos Capital Management as the chief technology officer (CTO) in December. Azzopardi comes with 17 years of experience. Alongside […]

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The big question for Goldman Sachs: did it over-fire?
by / on 20/12/2017 at 00:15 / in The Review

The big question for Goldman Sachs: did it over-fire?

Goldman Sachs has had a bad run. In the first nine months of the year, its fixed income sales and trading revenues fell 23%, more than at any other investment bank. There are moves afoot to remedy this, but former Goldmanites can be forgiven a twinge of schadenfreude. Between 2012 and the second quarter of 2017, Goldman cut fixed income headcount […]

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Goldman Sachs analysts jumping to the buy-side just before Christmas
by / on 13/12/2017 at 10:00 / in The Review

Goldman Sachs analysts jumping to the buy-side just before Christmas

Private equity firms don’t follow the same recruitment schedules as investment banks, and as 2017 draws to a close, Goldman Sachs analysts have been making the jump. Summit Partners, the Boston Massachusetts-based fund focused on technology, healthcare and “growth products”, has raided Goldman’s junior ranks for the third time this year. Niclas Dæhli Priess, who has spent the past year […]

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Comment les banques vont devoir s’adapter à l’évolution des marchés de capitaux
by / on 29/11/2017 at 14:00 / in Économie

Comment les banques vont devoir s’adapter à l’évolution des marchés de capitaux

Fort de plus de 30 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de la trésorerie et des marchés financiers, la société de progiciels financiers Finastra a examiné la transformation des marchés de capitaux à travers une étude menée conjointement avec Celent, société conseil spécialisée dans l’IT Finance. Intitulée La grande transformation des marchés financiers – Révolution vers l’évolution, l’étude intègre les conclusions suite aux […]

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The failed quest to become Goldman Sachs 2.0. Secrets of a hedge fund genius
by / on 24/11/2017 at 13:00 / in The Review

The failed quest to become Goldman Sachs 2.0. Secrets of a hedge fund genius

It’s hard to believe that Matthew Westerman only spent 19 months at HSBC. The former Goldman Sachs banker, parachuted in to thrust a U.S. investment bank culture on to an unsuspecting crew of London-based HSBC bankers used to a more gentile working environment, has unleashed so many changes that his influence is likely to be felt long after his unexpected departure yesterday. […]

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The Robocall Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse—But Help Is Here
by / on 21/11/2017 at 12:00 / in WIRED

The Robocall Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse—But Help Is Here

YOU PROBABLY GET robocalls all the time. Some pretend to be from the IRS, others come from a phone number very similar to yours. And then there’s the rash of free airline tickets/problem with your credit card/complete this short survey intrusions. If it feels like they’re cropping up more than ever, you’re right. The blocking service YouMailestimates that 2.49 billion […]

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Les départements financiers français parés pour l’Intelligence Artificielle
by / on 15/11/2017 at 11:00 / in Tech

Les départements financiers français parés pour l’Intelligence Artificielle

Le spécialiste des logiciels d’automatisation et d’optimisation du contrôle financier BlackLine vient de publier les résultats d’une enquête en ligne intitulée L’Intelligence Artificielle au service de la comptabilité et menée au mois d’août 2017 par Censuswide auprès de 900 professionnels de la finance (directeurs financiers, comptables et responsables financiers) en Europe (France, Royaume-Uni et Allemagne), aux Etats-Unis et en Australie. […]

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L’intelligence artificielle a besoin d’une Magna Carta
by / on 04/11/2017 at 20:30 / in Harvard Business Review

L’intelligence artificielle a besoin d’une Magna Carta

Les machines, plus fortes que les humains ? Avec les progrès de l’intelligence artificielle, la science-fiction devient réalité. Mais il n’est pas trop tard pour fixer des règles afin de cohabiter en bonne intelligence avec les machines. La société est à un moment charnière de son avenir numérique, vaste et inconnu. Une technologie puissante, l’intelligence artificielle (IA), renaît de ses […]

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Goldman loses key technologist to Bank of America Merrill Lynch
by / on 02/11/2017 at 20:30 / in The Review

Goldman loses key technologist to Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Goldman Sachs is undergoing a retail banking revolution, so much so that CEO Lloyd Blankfein is getting in touch with consumer banking customers personally. Like any retail bank, technology is key to Goldman’s success in this area, but the bank has just lost the man in charge of tech for its U.S. retail bank. Howard Sloan, a managing director and […]

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Les incroyables erreurs de Microsoft dans le Smartphone
by / on 02/11/2017 at 14:00 / in Entreprise

Les incroyables erreurs de Microsoft dans le Smartphone

Le géant arrête les frais avec Windows Phone. Cette décision entérine un inexorable déclin. Mauvais tempo, stratégie changeante, il n’a cessé de dérouter ses clients et partenaires. Un quoi ?” Sur l’avenue Karl-Marx, à Berlin, surnommée la “handy-strasse”, la rue des téléphones, tant les boutiques se succèdent, impossible d’en trouver un. “Un mobile équipé de Windows Phone, ça fait longtemps […]

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