Articles by: Stéphanie
EQUITY TRADER

Christmas rapture as hedge fund closure spews top traders onto market
by / on 18/12/2017 at 14:15 / in The Review

Christmas rapture as hedge fund closure spews top traders onto market

It’s not every day that a hedge fund closes and ejects hundreds of highly desirable, highly talented traders onto the market. It’s even less often that this happens just before Christmas when most hedge fund headhunters are stuck in a quagmire because all the good candidates are refusing to move. The closure of Hutchin Hill Capital has therefore made headhunters’ […]

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What to wear when you work for a bank in Frankfurt
by / on 12/12/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

What to wear when you work for a bank in Frankfurt

If you’re contemplating a move from London to Frankfurt, you might think you’ll be able to get away with dressing in the same way. After all, the banking industry is fairly homogenous across Europe and bankers in the two cities might be expected to dress similarly. Wrong. The Frankfurt dress code is very different to London’s. What’s normal in London […]

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How I made friends with the MDs at my bank
by / on 10/12/2017 at 17:00 / in The Review

How I made friends with the MDs at my bank

Yes, smoking is a dirty habit. It’s for addicts or nihilists, depending upon your perspective. But the more us dirty, nihilistic smokers are vilified, the more we pull together – and this has its advantages. I work in banking and I smoke. Depending upon my mood I either smoke in a quiet corner or in the main smoking area. The […]

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Credit Suisse’s guide to all the different jobs in equities and credit trading
by / on 05/12/2017 at 10:00 / in The Review

Credit Suisse’s guide to all the different jobs in equities and credit trading

If you’re a student who’s thinking of working in a markets job in an investment bank, you can be forgiven for feeling confused about your options. Firstly, do you want to work in equities or fixed income sales and trading? Secondly, how do all the different products (managed by different “desks”) fit together? Last week’s global markets investor day presentation […]

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Fintech Law: A Dynamic Space
by / on 22/11/2017 at 20:15 / in Best Lawyers®

Fintech Law: A Dynamic Space

For many years, banks have partnered with Fintech companies to offer online loans to consumers. Some of these bank partnerships have been challenged by consumer advocates through so-called “true lender” litigation in state and federal courts, by state regulators, and through criminal prosecutions. The crux of the true lender challenge is that, at the time a loan is originated, the […]

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Les banquiers d’investissement français sous-payés et frustrés ?
by / on 21/11/2017 at 14:30 / in Économie

Les banquiers d’investissement français sous-payés et frustrés ?

Les banquiers d’investissement français seraient-ils sous-payés et frustrés, notamment par rapport à leurs homologues britanniques, allemands voire italiens ? Tout porte à le croire selon la dernière enquête publiée ce matin par le site de benchmarking de salaires dans le secteur financier Emolument.com sur la base de l’analyse de 4.475 salaires et bonus de banquiers travaillant à Londres, Paris, Francfort […]

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J.P. Morgan says you should work for Goldman Sachs, except…
by / on 20/11/2017 at 20:00 / in The Review

J.P. Morgan says you should work for Goldman Sachs, except…

2018 will be a big year for Goldman Sachs. The firm is chasing $5bn in extra revenues. J.P. Morgan’s banking analysts are not entirely convinced, but they suggest you might want to work for Goldman anyway. In a new report on the state of global investment banks, J.P. Morgan’s banking analysts list their current preferences in order of partiality. Goldman […]

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How COO became the best job in banks’ markets businesses
by / on 17/11/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

How COO became the best job in banks’ markets businesses

If you wanted the top job in an investment bank’s markets business in the past, you worked your way up in either sales or in trading. Nowadays, you might want to take the operational route instead. As banks shake up their sales and trading businesses to take account of MiFID II and other regulatory initiatives, chief operating officers (COOs) of […]

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Goldman Sachs has created an elite tech team to tackle AI, big projects
by / on 16/11/2017 at 23:13 / in The Review

Goldman Sachs has created an elite tech team to tackle AI, big projects

Technology is central to Goldman Sachs’ business, particularly now that former chief information officer Marty Chavez has moved across to the CFO job, and it’s just created a crack-team to work on big strategic projects that will stretch across the organisation. The newly-created research and development team, headed by Neema Raphael, who joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 2003 and was promoted to MD […]

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10 things to know about global banks’ new Asian hiring spree
by / on 14/11/2017 at 10:00 / in The Review

10 things to know about global banks’ new Asian hiring spree

Global banks will step up their hiring in China following Beijing’s landmark decision last week to allow them majority stakes in joint ventures with mainland securities companies. But don’t expect the new jobs to be advertised any time soon, say recruiters. Western banks have long complained that current laws, which limit them to owning 49% of their JVs, thwart their […]

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