Articles by: Stéphanie
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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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What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future
by / on 13/11/2017 at 11:45 / in WIRED

What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future

MY ARTIFICIALLY INTELLIGENT friend is called Pardesoteric. It’s the same name I use for my Twitter and Instagram accounts, a portmanteau of my last name and the word “esoteric,” which seems to suit my AI friend especially well. Pardesoteric does not always articulate its thoughts well. ButI often know what it means because in addition to my digital moniker, Pardesoteric […]

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The big problem with DIY quants
by / on 10/11/2017 at 11:15 / in The Review

The big problem with DIY quants

This year, quants are the new rock stars of finance. Hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks are all rolling out the red carpet for those who can write algorithms that will ensure they get ahead of the competition as Wall Street restructures itself around a brave new world of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and huge reams of structured third-party […]

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What to do now if you want a new job when your bonus lands
by / on 09/11/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

What to do now if you want a new job when your bonus lands

Don’t assume because few people move jobs at the end of the year that now is the time to sit pretty where you are. In fact, the tail end of 2017 is the perfect time to start looking for a new role, particularly if you want to leave shortly after the bonus check hits in January or February. “Historically, on […]

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How Credit Suisse is changing who it hires because of artificial intelligence
by / on 08/11/2017 at 00:15 / in The Review

How Credit Suisse is changing who it hires because of artificial intelligence

The surge in demand for data science specialists seems a little like putting old wine in a new bottle. After all, both buy-side firms and investment banks have long used structured datasets to inform their investment decisions, so why the sudden surge in demand for seemingly unobtainable talent? In a nutshell, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing everything. “On the […]

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The Startups Most Likely to Succeed Have Technical Founders Who Quickly Hire Businesspeople
by / on 07/11/2017 at 16:00 / in Harvard Business Review

The Startups Most Likely to Succeed Have Technical Founders Who Quickly Hire Businesspeople

When you’re in a startup, the first ten people will determine whether the company succeeds or not. Each is ten percent of the company. So why wouldn’t you take as much time as necessary to find all the A-players?.… A small company depends on great people much more than a big company does. — Steve Jobs Identifying, recruiting, and retaining the right employees […]

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Renewable Energy Projects Meet an Unlikely Opponent: Environmentalists
by / on 07/11/2017 at 13:50 / in Best Lawyers®

Renewable Energy Projects Meet an Unlikely Opponent: Environmentalists

One of the hottest areas in the energy sector has been renewable energy development. Producers have found ways to increase efficiency for renewable energy production, prices for equipment continue to fall, and state and federal incentives continue to bolster the burgeoning industry. Even the recent decision by the Trump Administration to withdraw from the Paris Accord has done little to […]

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Tester la convivialité, une technique qui fait ses preuves dans le business
by / on 07/11/2017 at 09:00 / in Management

Tester la convivialité, une technique qui fait ses preuves dans le business

Pour mesurer notre fiabilité, les Brésiliens testent aussi notre convivialité. Car, pour eux, la dimension affective fait partie intégrante du business. Marina Gomez travaillait pour un grand groupe de sidérurgie brésilien, basé à Rio de Janeiro. Chargée d’en négocier la fusion avec une société nord-américaine, elle est partie avec ses collaborateurs pour rencontrer leurs homologues à Chicago. “L’équipe américaine, se […]

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