Post Tagged with: "Bankers"

What to wear when you work for a bank in Frankfurt
by / on 12/12/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

What to wear when you work for a bank in Frankfurt

If you’re contemplating a move from London to Frankfurt, you might think you’ll be able to get away with dressing in the same way. After all, the banking industry is fairly homogenous across Europe and bankers in the two cities might be expected to dress similarly. Wrong. The Frankfurt dress code is very different to London’s. What’s normal in London […]

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Why stressed, burned out bankers keep creating industry scandals
by / on 08/12/2017 at 12:00 / in The Review

Why stressed, burned out bankers keep creating industry scandals

Stress is ubiquitous in financial services. The burnouts of Hector Sants at Barclays or Lloyds CEO António Horta-Osório are high profile examples of the pressures of working in demanding banking jobs. But aside from the deleterious effect on your health and well-being, there’s another consequence of endemic stress in financial services – it fuels scandals. The financial services industry is not filled with […]

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Meet the expansionary German VC fund hiring junior bankers in London
by / on 06/12/2017 at 11:25 / in The Review

Meet the expansionary German VC fund hiring junior bankers in London

Forget London, if you work in private equity in Europe today, Munich is increasingly seen as the place to be. The only trouble is that Munich private equity funds typically only employ native German speakers. It’s helpful, therefore, that a late stage venture capital investor from Munich is in the process of expanding globally – and is willing to hire […]

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Goldman London bankers queuing up for new jobs in Milan
by / on 04/12/2017 at 13:00 / in The Review

Goldman London bankers queuing up for new jobs in Milan

Do continental European bankers in London really want to work in the “City,” or were they only ever in London for lack of alternatives? As the opportunity to work back home becomes available, London’s appeal is fast diminishing. Goldman Sachs said last week that it plans to increase the number of investment bankers in its Milan office by 400% – […]

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Eight things bankers need to do in their 20s to succeed in their 30s
by / on 01/12/2017 at 15:00 / in The Review

Eight things bankers need to do in their 20s to succeed in their 30s

If you’re a junior investment banker in your 20s, you need a career plan. That may be switching to private equity. It may be kicking off a fintech firm or starting a baby app. But if do you want to stick in investment banking, now is the time to do the groundwork. Juniorisation is all the rage in investment banking, particularly […]

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“Junior bankers in Hong Kong are way too obsessed with joining the buy-side”
by / on 28/11/2017 at 12:00 / in The Review

“Junior bankers in Hong Kong are way too obsessed with joining the buy-side”

As you will know if you read my previous article on this site, I’m a third-year analyst at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. My fellow analysts and I often chat about our career plans, so I’m now familiar with where bankers my age want to work in the future. But when I started as a full-time banker in 2015 I […]

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Meet the private equity fund that likes to hire ‘seasoned’ bankers
by / on 27/11/2017 at 12:00 / in The Review

Meet the private equity fund that likes to hire ‘seasoned’ bankers

If you want to leave banking for private equity, you usually need to go young. Our research suggests that most people make the move within 24 to 36 months of starting in banking. Some move even earlier – take Nik Okri, the former Goldman leveraged finance analyst who joined Summit Partners after only a year at GS. Others, however, only move […]

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Meet six Hong Kong bankers shaking up Asia’s hottest sector
by / on 16/11/2017 at 13:00 / in The Review

Meet six Hong Kong bankers shaking up Asia’s hottest sector

Senior technology media and telecoms (TMT) bankers are in high demand in Hong Kong this year (both banks and technology companies are hiring them), even as MDs and directors covering other industries have been cut back. Technology led all Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) sectors in IPO volume during the first nine months of 2017, raising $8.8bn via 136 deals, according to Dealogic. […]

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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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Bankers have been complaining about their lives to a student
by / on 14/06/2017 at 13:00 / in The Review

Bankers have been complaining about their lives to a student

Whatever you do, don’t get someone who works in a bank onto subject of their pet peeves – particularly if that person happens to be a former bank employee who now does something much more socially acceptable, like working for an arts fundraising organisation instead. This seems to have been the mistake of Louise Nash, a student pursuing a doctorate […]

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