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Point72 Asset Management is looking for “rogue nerds”, expanding its junior recruitment
by / on 06/11/2017 at 23:30 / in The Review

Point72 Asset Management is looking for “rogue nerds”, expanding its junior recruitment

Steve Cohen’s family office Point72 Asset Management is on the hunt for “rogue nerds” and has stepped up the search for talent by scouring the junior ranks of investment banks and top hedge funds as it expands its academy programme. Jaimi Goodfriend, head of Point72’s training Academy, says the firm started ‘Academy 2.0’ earlier this year. Its purpose is to target […]

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Every single question you’re likely to be asked at a J.P. Morgan interview
by / on 06/11/2017 at 11:15 / in The Review

Every single question you’re likely to be asked at a J.P. Morgan interview

You have a job interview with J.P. Morgan. Congratulations – or not. Needless to say, having a job interview is not the same as having a job, and J.P. Morgan’s interviews are far from easy. Before you venture into an interview with the bank you therefore need to familiarize yourself with what you might be asked. To facilitate this, we […]

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Ex-Goldman Sachs trading head: salespeople are still stuffed
by / on 06/11/2017 at 00:30 / in The Review

Ex-Goldman Sachs trading head: salespeople are still stuffed

Are charismatic salespeople really immune to the algorithmic apocalypse? While some people claim the endurance of individuals with strong client relationships at banks in the future, one ex-very senior trader at Goldman Sachs with a ringside seat on the machine learning “revolution” begs to differ. He suggests salespeople are stuffed, irrespective of clients’ partiality to them. David Ha spent eight years […]

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My finance career has made a massive difference to the lives of my parents
by / on 05/11/2017 at 17:00 / in The Review

My finance career has made a massive difference to the lives of my parents

You won’t hear this said very often, but when you work in finance it’s not just about you. This is such a demanding career, that it’s partly about having a spouse who’s committed to you working in finance and is tolerant of your long hours. And finance is an industry that’s so difficult to get into, that your more presence in […]

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How asset managers are competing for the hottest skill-set on the buy-side
by / on 03/11/2017 at 12:15 / in The Review

How asset managers are competing for the hottest skill-set on the buy-side

The underperformance of asset managers’ actively managed strategies taken with the rise of new technologies has shaped asset management recruitment this year and will continue to do so, moving data scientists and artificial intelligence and machine learning specialists to the top of the priority list for long-only asset management and fundamental hedge fund firms, not just quantitative hedge funds. In […]

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Credit Suisse’s Asian bankers now 25% more productive, but there are 60 fewer of them
by / on 03/11/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

Credit Suisse’s Asian bankers now 25% more productive, but there are 60 fewer of them

Credit Suisse’s private bankers are managing more money in Asia, even as the firm’s headcount of relationship managers dips. The number of RMs employed by Credit Suisse in Asia Pacific fell 9% – from 650 to 590 – year on year in the third quarter, according to its Q3 financial results. The bank’s 2015 soft target of having roughly 800 […]

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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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Here’s how to get into Bank of China in Hong Kong
by / on 02/11/2017 at 16:00 / in The Review

Here’s how to get into Bank of China in Hong Kong

Bank of China is hiring experienced staff across the board in Hong Kong right now (click here for details of where the jobs are). But where should you study if you want a graduate role at the bank? To find out, we looked at online profiles of current BoC employees to see how many of them attended leading universities in Hong Kong, China […]

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The New York “salary rule” will cause chaos for hedge funds
by / on 02/11/2017 at 12:30 / in The Review

The New York “salary rule” will cause chaos for hedge funds

It’s day one of the new “salary history rule” on Wall Street. As of today, employers in New York City, can’t ask potential recruits how much they were paid in previous roles.  The change is set to cause problems for anyone recruiting for banks, but chaos for anyone recruiting for hedge funds. At issue is the unpredictability of hedge fund pay. […]

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“I’ve never met a trader who left London for Paris who was happy to be back”
by / on 01/11/2017 at 20:00 / in The Review

“I’ve never met a trader who left London for Paris who was happy to be back”

Investment banks in the City are currently trying to sell Brexit as an opportunity to return home, but as a French FX and commodities trader currently based in London who spent a significant period of time in La Défense, my advice to you is to think very carefully before putting your hand up. If your personal circumstances – kids, school fees, […]

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