Post Tagged with: "Bankers"

Why your chances of landing a job at Moelis are slimmer than ever
by / on 26/12/2017 at 21:00 / in The Review

Why your chances of landing a job at Moelis are slimmer than ever

In June. Moelis & Co celebrated its 10-year anniversary, and a lot has changed for the independent investment bank in the ensuing decade. That first year, it hired three students who started as analysts after they graduated. Now Moelis makes more than 100 graduate hires every year, although the odds of landing one of those IB analyst roles has shrunk since the volume […]

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When £250k is not enough for high-earning bankers. The power of banky thoughts
by / on 13/12/2017 at 11:15 / in The Review

When £250k is not enough for high-earning bankers. The power of banky thoughts

Few people in the UK would lose much sleep about the financial woes of an investment banker hauling in £150k ($200k) a year. The average salary in London is, after all, just £34.5k and financial services pays more than pretty much every other sector. But bankers are subject the the same inflationary pressures as everyone else, and while their pay packets […]

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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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Why investment bankers cry in the work washrooms
by / on 01/12/2017 at 14:00 / in The Review

Why investment bankers cry in the work washrooms

Bankers love to cry. Go check out the men’s room stalls and you’ll see what I mean. They’re in there. I’m not one to talk. I’ve cried too. What brings this on? I’ve worked in banking 18 years. Here’s when I’ve seen grown men break down into tears. Got fired Lets start with the obvious ones. This is has got […]

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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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