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A Venture Capital Giant Says: Bubble? What Bubble?
by / on 08/07/2015 at 12:42 / in The Review

A Venture Capital Giant Says: Bubble? What Bubble?

The unicorns are multiplying, but if Andreessen Horowitz is right, the highflying venture capital community will have cause for concern when the inevitable thinning of the herd takes place. The unicorns, of course, are the 60-odd technology start-ups that have taken investments valuing them at more than $1 billion each. The $50 billion valuation of Uber, the car-hailing service, has […]

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SAC Capital is coming back to London (possibly). What happened to all its ex-staff?
by / on 07/07/2015 at 12:34 / in The Review

SAC Capital is coming back to London (possibly). What happened to all its ex-staff?

Remember SAC Capital? Remember Steve Cohen? Financial News reports that Steve Cohen’s new(ish) family office Point72 is considering having an “on the ground presence in London”. That might come as good news to SAC’s ex-traders, some of whom are at other hedge funds, some of whom aren’t. At least two of SAC’s former finest are now to be found at […]

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Where Deutsche Bank is hiring traders
by / on 07/07/2015 at 12:19 / in The Review

Where Deutsche Bank is hiring traders

With Deutsche Bank in the midst of a strategy review, which could see thousands of jobs eliminated, the assumption would be that more people are trying to get out than accepting jobs. Senior bankers are indeed heading for the door, but it’s still making some key hires for its markets business. In the last few weeks, Russell Chin, who was […]

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The best banking jobs when you’re 35+
by / on 06/07/2015 at 16:44 / in The Review

The best banking jobs when you’re 35+

If you’ve passed your 35th birthday and you’re looking for a new job in finance, you might be finding it tough. Like it or not, banks prefer the young and inexperienced to the old and expensive. Unfortunately this applies to every single sector of the industry. An analysis of the roles advertised on eFinancialCareers globally reveals that each and every […]

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20 Stocks the richest Hedge Fund Billionaires are buying and selling now
by / on 01/07/2015 at 17:29 / in The Review

20 Stocks the richest Hedge Fund Billionaires are buying and selling now

Do you want to invest like George Soros, David Tepper or Larry Robbins? These are the top trades–ten buys and ten sells–of the world’s richest active hedge fund stock pickers. To compile the list, we looked at the U.S. trades of billionaire hedge fund managers in the half-year ending Mar. 31. The top picks are ranked based on the number of […]

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Is Deutsche Bank now overpaying its junior bankers ?
by / on 01/07/2015 at 14:39 / in The Review

Is Deutsche Bank now overpaying its junior bankers ?

Has Deutsche Bank gone too far? We’re just asking, because following our revelation that the German bank finally increased junior salaries by up to 35% two months ago, a new pay snapshot suggests the German bank is now the most remunerative of the lot. The figures in the chart below come from Emolument.com, the real time pay data provider. If Emolument’s […]

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The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders
by / on 30/06/2015 at 12:34 / in The Review

The Bad Behavior of Visionary Leaders

As I was reading Ashlee Vance’s “Elon Musk: Tesla, Space X and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” I was alternately awed and disheartened, almost exactly the same ambivalence I felt after reading Walter Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” and Brad Stone’s “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.” The three leaders are arguably the most extraordinary business visionaries […]

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Why Mizuho is expanding in FICC
by / on 29/06/2015 at 12:31 / in The Review

Why Mizuho is expanding in FICC

Most banks are paring bank their fixed income currencies and commodities businesses. Deutsche Bank is expected to makecuts under John Cryan. Credit Suisse is expected to make cuts under Tidjane Thiam. One bank, however, is swimming against the tide. That bank is..Mizuho. “The intention is to add a derivatives platform,” says Christian Heiberg, the new head of fixed income trading at […]

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Goldman Sachs is drawing in staff from JPM, MS, UBS and Barclays
by / on 26/06/2015 at 12:09 / in The Review

Goldman Sachs is drawing in staff from JPM, MS, UBS and Barclays

Is Goldman Sachs consolidating its position and hiring in ‘top talent’ from rivals? We’re just asking because it’s hired a lot of people over the past month, almost all of whom have come from other banks and some of whom have accepted a demotion for the privilege of moving. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Register belies Goldman’s hiring appetite in […]

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The six hottest boutique investment banks in 2015
by / on 25/06/2015 at 13:40 / in The Review

The six hottest boutique investment banks in 2015

Boutique investment banks continue to eat larger firms’ lunch. In the first half of 2015, they accounted for 29% of all M&A deals – and this is down to size of the deals they’re working on, not the volume. In a world where, according to a new report from EY, large investment banks are likely to turn towards advisory functions […]

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