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The “ticking timebomb” of burnout in banking compliance jobs
by / on 09/03/2015 at 17:55 / in The Review

The “ticking timebomb” of burnout in banking compliance jobs

Junior investment bankers aren’t the only ones suffering from burnout in Asian financial services. Growing workloads triggered by constant regulatory change are causing more compliance professionals in the region to resign, sometimes before they’ve even bagged another job. “This year we’re interviewing stressed and burnt-out compliance professionals on a daily basis. The dream job they took on not long ago […]

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Big Banks Pass Muster in Latest Stress Tests
by / on 06/03/2015 at 14:22 / in The Review

Big Banks Pass Muster in Latest Stress Tests

The nation’s largest banks appear to have the financial strength to survive a nightmarish world where unemployment soars, house prices plummet and Wall Street crashes, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday. The Fed requires big banks to undergo “stress tests” each year that aim to assess whether the institutions would be able to withstand the sort of economic and financial […]

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The most overrated jobs in investment banking
by / on 04/03/2015 at 11:11 / in The Review

The most overrated jobs in investment banking

Now that most jobs in investment banks pay less than they did, but still require that people work as diligently as ever before, their appeal is waning. Everyone now knows that junior bankers work crazy hours and find it difficult to sustain the sorts of extra-curricular activities that got them their banking jobs in the first place. Everyone knows, or […]

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Marriage hurts a hedge fund manager more than divorce
by / on 02/03/2015 at 17:16 / in The Review

Marriage hurts a hedge fund manager more than divorce

A fund manager’s divorce can tank a hedge fund’s performance. The only thing that’s worse for it is a wedding. A fund’s alpha — the measure of how much it beats the market — falls by an annualized 8.5% around the time of a manager’s marriage, according to a study released this month by University of Florida economists. The alpha […]

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The 25 Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers And Traders
by / on 27/02/2015 at 11:24 / in The Review

The 25 Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers And Traders

A little more than one year ago, Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors pleaded guilty to insider-trading related charges stemming from a sweeping federal investigation into the hedge fund firm. Cohen’s SAC Capital, one of the most successful hedge fund firms ever, agreed to pay $1.8 billion to the federal government and stop managing money for outside investors. Instead, Cohen, who […]

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How the 2015 bonus round is panning out at Goldman Sachs, MS, JPM, BAML and Citi
by / on 25/02/2015 at 11:17 / in The Review

How the 2015 bonus round is panning out at Goldman Sachs, MS, JPM, BAML and Citi

Bonus day in investment banks used to be a simple affair. Bonuses were announced on a divisional basis, and for better or for worse the whole thing was over in around 24 hours. Now it’s become more convoluted, and bonuses are not the only things in play. “Bonus day has become bonus two-days, or even longer,” says the head of […]

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The essential skill for any investment banking analyst in Hong Kong
by / on 25/02/2015 at 11:08 / in The Review

The essential skill for any investment banking analyst in Hong Kong

If you want to get hired by an investment bank in Hong Kong, you need one key skill on your resume – Mandarin. In a change of strategy from only a few years ago, investment banks want top graduates who can speak the same language as clients in Mainland China. This means that Hong Kongers – who usually have Cantonese […]

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The 7 most interesting people hired by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley this year, and what they mean for you
by / on 20/02/2015 at 12:11 / in The Review

The 7 most interesting people hired by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley this year, and what they mean for you

One month into 2015, and US investment banks have been hiring. Based upon their registrations with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), they’ve been hiring quite a lot – especially J.P. Morgan, which registered 30 people with the FCA in January. Some of these registrations are people who were hired last year and have only just been logged with the regulator. […]

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The Ultimate Goal Is To Be Better Today Than Yesterday, With A Plan To Become Even Better Tomorrow
by / on 18/02/2015 at 15:25 / in The Review

The Ultimate Goal Is To Be Better Today Than Yesterday, With A Plan To Become Even Better Tomorrow

How do we stack up? It’s a question we seem to constantly ask ourselves. Our brains want to know how we are measuring up compared to everyone else. Do we matter more than other people matter? Is our position more valuable than another person’s position? People can spend their entire lives trying to determine where they stack on the proverbial […]

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Meet The World’s Top-Performing Buyout Fund Manager
by / on 17/02/2015 at 15:05 / in The Review

Meet The World’s Top-Performing Buyout Fund Manager

Not every buyout firm that raised a fund in 2007 can say that it is on track to triple its investors’ money, but Vista Equity Partners isn’t your average private equity firm. The Austin, Texas-based firm this week took the top spot in the 2014 HEC-Dow Jones Private Equity Performance Ranking, an annual ranking conducted by Professor Oliver Gottschalg of […]

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