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The lewd ladies of Deutsche Bank?
by / on 28/09/2015 at 13:15 / in The Review

The lewd ladies of Deutsche Bank?

The hitherto unthinkable has happened: a man has sued a bank for sex discrimination. Bloomberg reports that Konrad Joy, the former chief operating officer in the global risk department at Deutsche, has successfully brought a claim against the German bank for making ‘stereotyped assumptions of how a man behaves’ and thereby discriminating against him. Most damningly, Joy had argued that […]

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The Risk of a Billion-Dollar Valuation in Silicon Valley
by / on 25/09/2015 at 13:46 / in The Review

The Risk of a Billion-Dollar Valuation in Silicon Valley

Deep inside a Silicon Valley unicorn lurks a time bomb. It is a peculiarity of venture capital financing that the engine that pumps money into a promising start-up can later cause the same start-up to self-destruct. With all the hoopla and debate over sky-high valuations of technology start-ups, it is worth keeping in mind that the switch that helps to […]

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When bankers and start-ups collide: rise of the fintech ‘innovation lab’
by / on 25/09/2015 at 13:14 / in The Review

When bankers and start-ups collide: rise of the fintech ‘innovation lab’

You run an early-stage start-up with grand plans of shaking up a certain part of the finance sector, but your product isn’t finalised and your funding isn’t fully in place. You also know that fintech is now acrowded, competitive space. Where will you go for mentorship and potentially more money? Increasingly, nascent firms like yours are turning to the very institutions […]

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Someone just left Goldman Sachs for Berenberg
by / on 24/09/2015 at 20:17 / in The Review

Someone just left Goldman Sachs for Berenberg

Berenberg, the privately owned German bank, is hiring. The Financial Times reports that the firm has aspirations to grow in both London and New York, that it wants to ‘disrupt in the UK market and be more active in deals, block trades and IPOs’, that it’s launching a US trading desk, and that it wants to up its coverage of […]

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You want to be a top trader? Forget banks. Forget hedge funds. Try this
by / on 22/09/2015 at 11:55 / in The Review

You want to be a top trader? Forget banks. Forget hedge funds. Try this

Where are the most exciting opportunities for trading professionals now? If senior traders’ recent migration out of banks is anything to go by, they’re not necessarily in other banks and they’re not necessarily in hedge funds. They’re in ‘proprietary electronic trading venues’. Why else did Zar Amrolia, the former co-head of Deutsche Bank’s fixed income currencies and commodities business, resurface […]

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The nine easiest finance jobs to secure in Singapore and Hong Kong now
by / on 22/09/2015 at 11:48 / in The Review

The nine easiest finance jobs to secure in Singapore and Hong Kong now

If you’re looking for a finance job in Singapore or Hong Kong your search is unlikely to be entirely straight forward. We’re heading into the fourth quarter – a time when banks batten down the hatches before unleashing a rush of new hiring when budgets begin again next year. But people doing certain banking and finance jobs in Asia will […]

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The most unwanted people in global finance
by / on 21/09/2015 at 12:03 / in The Review

The most unwanted people in global finance

The confirmation that Deutsche Bank is indeed ‘scaling back’ its Russian investment banking unit and making 200 of its 1,300 Moscow-based staff redundant marks the end of an era for Russian bankers. Not long ago, they were some of the most-sought after bankers in the world. Now they’re global pariahs. “The people who are coming out of Deutsche are not going […]

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What to expect at an investment banking assessment centre
by / on 21/09/2015 at 11:02 / in The Review

What to expect at an investment banking assessment centre

You’ve got through your online application for a graduate job at an investment bank and you’ve steamed your way through the initial interview rounds. Now comes the really challenging part of your path to becoming an analyst: the assessment centre. Assessment ‘centres’ – which are more common in EMEA than they are in other parts of the world – actually just […]

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Want to become a partner at McKinsey & Co.? Prepare to be battered by doubters
by / on 18/09/2015 at 11:58 / in The Review

Want to become a partner at McKinsey & Co.? Prepare to be battered by doubters

Becoming a partner at McKinsey & Co is not easy. Much like at Goldman Sachs, the partnership selection program is deep and deeply painful. If you don’t make it through, you’re reportedly encouraged to reconsider whether you’re in the right profession. And not many people do make it through – estimates suggest that no more than 2% of McKinsey associates progress […]

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The new reality of switching from investment banking to private equity
by / on 18/09/2015 at 11:51 / in The Review

The new reality of switching from investment banking to private equity

If you’re a junior investment banker pondering a move across to private equity, there’s some good news – private equity firms, faced with a shortage of talent in investment banks are becoming more flexible. This doesn’t, however, mean that it’s getting any easier. Private equity firms still want ‘winners’, they still want the elite, but they’re willing to cast that […]

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