The Review

The real reason women don’t do financial services
by / on 15/06/2015 at 16:23 / in The Review

The real reason women don’t do financial services

Where are all the senior women in banking? At Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, it’s typical for fewer than 20% of managing director (MD) promotions to involve women. At Nomura, women only account for 30% of employees overall in Europe. Deutsche bank wins big plaudits for its ‘diversity initiatives’ but is still bereft of women on its management board and […]

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Four key people who’ve shaped Singapore as a finance centre over the past 50 years
by / on 15/06/2015 at 16:12 / in The Review

Four key people who’ve shaped Singapore as a finance centre over the past 50 years

As Singapore marks the 50th birthday of its independence this year we thought we’d take a look at some of the industry leaders – both historical and current – who’ve helped turn the small island state into a global financial powerhouse since 1965. If you’re a finance professional in Singapore, here are four titanic figures who’ve shaped the city you’re working […]

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Ten banking jobs that recruiters in Singapore and Hong Kong are now desperate to fill
by / on 08/06/2015 at 14:19 / in The Review

Ten banking jobs that recruiters in Singapore and Hong Kong are now desperate to fill

Do you want to work in a banking job in Asia that’s causing headaches for headhunters? Do you want to be so sought after that recruiters will do almost anything to get you a job interview? We’ve ask several recruiters in Singapore and Hong Kong to reveal the roles that they’ve found most difficult to fill in recent months. If […]

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Traders leave Credit Suisse as rates revival sours
by / on 05/06/2015 at 13:43 / in The Review

Traders leave Credit Suisse as rates revival sours

2015 began well for rates traders, with Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and others benefiting from a strong first quarter in rates trading. Unfortunately, the good run hasn’t lasted. Six months into the year and rates traders’ fortunes have plummeted. “Rates is very quiet in terms of hiring,” says one rates headhunter, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Everyone had a good January and […]

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The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s biggest food chain
by / on 03/06/2015 at 12:19 / in The Review

The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s biggest food chain

With 43,945 sandwich shops in 110 countries, Subway has become the world’s most ubiquitous restaurant chain, posting armies of “sandwich artists” in more American outposts than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined. Yet at the dawn of its 50th birthday, all is not well in the land of Jared and jingles about $5 footlongs. Subway’s U.S. sales last year declined 3 percent, […]

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What Jamie Dimon is saying about jobs at J.P. Morgan
by / on 02/06/2015 at 11:58 / in The Review

What Jamie Dimon is saying about jobs at J.P. Morgan

Jamie Dimon, CEO of J.P. Morgan, has been speaking about the future of the business. In a Q&A at the Bernstein Annual Strategic Decisions conference, Dimon gave some indication about where the bank was heading. Here’s what you need to know. 1. J.P. Morgan definitely won’t be closing any FICC businesses Dimon believes that the “secular decline in FICC is […]

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How to survive as a trader in age of robots
by / on 01/06/2015 at 12:12 / in The Review

How to survive as a trader in age of robots

Two Sigma, a $24bn hedge fund in New York’s Soho, has robots roaming the halls. Seriously. But they aren’t doing much.The Wall Street Journal says they’re restricted to tasks such as playing shuffleboard or air hockey. By definition mechanical devices, robots move far too slowly for the world of trading, which has been built on analytics and trade decisions whose […]

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How to get among the 1% of quants without a finance degree
by / on 01/06/2015 at 12:01 / in The Review

How to get among the 1% of quants without a finance degree

Investment banks are hiring more students with liberal arts degrees these days, but it stands to reason that quant jobs are excluded from this trend. After all, a lot of quants come armed with PhDs in maths or physics and even then the competition for jobs remains high. Our own figures support this view; of the 5,200 quant profiles on […]

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Wall Street and Silicon Valley Form an Uneasy Alliance
by / on 28/05/2015 at 14:43 / in The Review

Wall Street and Silicon Valley Form an Uneasy Alliance

Silicon Valley has always had an uneasy relationship with Wall Street. Tom Perkins, the longtime venture capitalist, once offered a derisive description of the function of bankers. “The term fee-charging middlemen is clearly less attractive, but it’s much closer to an accurate description of their actual function,” he wrote in his memoir. Mr. Perkins added, “At the end of the […]

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Here’s where the jobs are at Singapore’s seven most important banks
by / on 27/05/2015 at 12:49 / in The Review

Here’s where the jobs are at Singapore’s seven most important banks

If you’re looking for a banking job in Singapore, chances are that Citi, DBS, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC, Standard Chartered and UOB will be on your radar. The Monetary Authority of Singapore last month deemed these seven firms to have the greatest impact on the potential stability of the country’s financial system. Singapore’s de facto “big seven” are also among the top […]

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