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We’ve launched fintech firms in SG and HK. Here are 10 ways to get a job with us
by / on 29/08/2017 at 10:30 / in The Review

We’ve launched fintech firms in SG and HK. Here are 10 ways to get a job with us

Fintech CEOs are hiring in both Hong Kong and Singapore. But they are particular about the people they take on – new recruits can help make or break their fledgling businesses. Moreover, they need employees who will stick with their start-ups through tough times and are willing to take a pay cut, at least in the short term, to come […]

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With this attitude, your banking career will go far
by / on 28/08/2017 at 23:00 / in The Review

With this attitude, your banking career will go far

If you’re working hard in finance, maybe you feel a bit sorry for yourself? Maybe you feel like those 55-80 hour weeks aren’t worth the money? That you’d have been better off in fintech or consulting? Maybe you think…you’re a slave? Stop this now. You will get nowhere in finance laden with negativity. Finance isn’t for weaklings. The environment is tough, […]

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How busy Wall Street bankers can find a new job
by / on 23/08/2017 at 15:00 / in The Review

How busy Wall Street bankers can find a new job

How do you look for a new job when you’re working over 70 hours a week? Sneaking out to job interviews, updating your resume and meeting recruiters is hard when you barely have any time out of the office. This is what recruiters and career consultants suggest. 1. Get your friends to help you out Most firms have internal employee […]

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The partying 25-year-old college dropout making millions. Bankers sleeping in cubicles is over
by / on 21/08/2017 at 12:00 / in The Review

The partying 25-year-old college dropout making millions. Bankers sleeping in cubicles is over

If you’re inspired by “vest and rest” millionaires – 30-something tech entrepreneurs who have sold their firm to Facebook or Google and are creaming the profits working six-hour days – there is another option for big bucks that allows you to stick closer to banking: bitcoin. The crypto-currency is much-hyped, but take a little inspiration from Jeremy Gardner, a 25-year-old bitcoin millionaire splitting […]

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Questions to ask recruiters to convert an asset management interview into a job
by / on 21/08/2017 at 10:00 / in The Review

Questions to ask recruiters to convert an asset management interview into a job

It’s a universal signal. When the interviewer asks “Do you have any questions for me?” they’re ready to wrap up. Most candidates simply say, “No, I think we’ve pretty much covered everything,” or something to that effect. But that’s a major missed opportunity to make a positive impression during an asset management interview and separate yourself from other candidates. So what should […]

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19 tough Wall Street interview questions and how to answer them
by / on 28/07/2017 at 09:00 / in The Review

19 tough Wall Street interview questions and how to answer them

So you’ve scored an interview at a bank or buy-side firm that you’d really like to work for. That’s an important step, but you’ve still got a long way to go before securing a job offer. Some Wall Street recruiters, HR executives and hiring managers may try to trick you, but most are interested in understanding how you think and […]

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Goldman Sachs in London pays 13% more than GS in Frankfurt
by / on 26/07/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

Goldman Sachs in London pays 13% more than GS in Frankfurt

The German operation of Goldman Sachs – Goldman Sachs AG – just released its accounts for the 2016. If you’re among the 200 Goldman Sachs bankers facing relocation from London to Frankfurt thanks to Brexit, you might want to take note. Goldman Sachs AG is rather different to London-based Goldman Sachs International. Firstly, it’s tiny. While Goldman Sachs International is a behemoth […]

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Why senior traders should want to work in Dublin, not Frankfurt
by / on 24/07/2017 at 18:00 / in The Review

Why senior traders should want to work in Dublin, not Frankfurt

Bank of America is going to have a trading floor in Dublin. The Irish Times and Bloomberg report that the U.S. bank has passed over Frankfurt and chosen the Irish capital for its European hub after Brexit. Bank of America’s traders should be pleased. Especially if they’re old enough to have families. – If you’re facing mandatory relocation out of London […]

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Time for Goldman Sachs to pay like Morgan Stanley?
by / on 20/07/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

Time for Goldman Sachs to pay like Morgan Stanley?

Goldman Sachs pays more than Morgan Stanley. We know this because when the two banks release information about compensation for their regulated staff in London, Goldman Sachs pays nearly three times as much per head ($2.8m vs. Morgan Stanley’s $1m). Similarly, pay per head for the average employee at Goldman Sachs in London is high at around £485k ($633k) and Morgan Stanley […]

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Why bankers want to quit to join Google, Facebook and Apple
by / on 18/07/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

Why bankers want to quit to join Google, Facebook and Apple

Banks may be opening up innovation labs, pouring millions into IT projects and even relaxing their dress codes to attract more developers, but technology companies are still becoming increasingly attractive destinations for financial services professionals. The 10 employers in the table below secured more votes than any other technology firms in the eFinancialCareers 2017 Ideal Employer survey, which asked almost 6,500 finance […]

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