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How to get into banking with no experience, by an ex-analyst at Morgan Stanley
by / on 22/01/2018 at 22:00 / in The Review

How to get into banking with no experience, by an ex-analyst at Morgan Stanley

Many students want to break into investment banking, but have no finance experience and come from non-target schools. They often ask, “How do I get a finance job when they all require prior experience – which I don’t have?” It’s a chicken-or-egg issue, and students in this situation are often unable to stand out and land stellar jobs. To get […]

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Banking vs. consulting. – Which is really best now?
by / on 28/12/2017 at 23:30 / in The Review

Banking vs. consulting. – Which is really best now?

Investment banking and strategy consulting are like avocados and quinoa: both attract the elite (or, in the words of one ex-McKinsey director, “insecure, deeply left-brain, hyper-intellectual, OCD over-achievers.”). Both pay well. Both involve some serious commitments of your time and some heavy academic achievements. This is not to say that banking and consulting are equivalent careers though. Like avocados and quinoa, they have some […]

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What to say to relatives who inform you banking is immoral at family gatherings
by / on 24/12/2017 at 17:00 / in The Review

What to say to relatives who inform you banking is immoral at family gatherings

Beyond the bubble of Wall Street and the City of London, the banking industry still does not have the best of reputations. Christmas – when extended families assemble for food and alcohol – is an occasion when banking’s not so good reputation can be pressed upon its practitioners by the likes of emboldened, inebriated, relatives. Take the experience of Goldman Sachs […]

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How to quit your banking job in Asia without losing face
by / on 25/09/2017 at 10:30 / in The Review

How to quit your banking job in Asia without losing face

Job hopping is still rife in Singapore and Hong Kong banking, but it pays to quit your role in the right way. The cities’ financial sectors aren’t large enough to guarantee that you won’t be working alongside your colleagues – or even your boss – in the future. “Always assume, especially in Asia, that one day you will again meet the […]

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Never quit banking without first doing this. Morgan Stanley gets hip
by / on 14/09/2017 at 10:30 / in The Review

Never quit banking without first doing this. Morgan Stanley gets hip

It’s possible that people have got banking careers all wrong. That instead of being about getting trained at a prestigious and highly-remunerative name whilst earning CV points, they’re actually about meeting people. – Meeting people and getting the sort of pedigree that will later allow you to borrow huge sums of money from them and the institution. This has been […]

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With this attitude, your banking career will go far
by / on 28/08/2017 at 23:00 / in The Review

With this attitude, your banking career will go far

If you’re working hard in finance, maybe you feel a bit sorry for yourself? Maybe you feel like those 55-80 hour weeks aren’t worth the money? That you’d have been better off in fintech or consulting? Maybe you think…you’re a slave? Stop this now. You will get nowhere in finance laden with negativity. Finance isn’t for weaklings. The environment is tough, […]

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Diary of a banking intern: “It all kicks off after 6pm”
by / on 13/07/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

Diary of a banking intern: “It all kicks off after 6pm”

Investment banks give you a little bit of time to bed into your internship, but by the second week it’s clear what you’re in for. I haven’t left the office before 2am. Last week, I was out enjoying the (rare) London sunshine every day around 5.30pm, and the time I did spend in the office beyond this point was spent […]

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Compliance might not be sexy, but there’s nowhere I’d rather work in banking. Here’s why.
by / on 10/05/2017 at 16:00 / in The Review

Compliance might not be sexy, but there’s nowhere I’d rather work in banking. Here’s why.

Compliance jobs in investment banks are never as sought-after as front office roles, but as someone who’s worked in J.P. Morgan’s middle office for over three years, I’d say that anyone who’s dismissive of these positions is missing out. Despite the political environment, regulations will continue to play a key role in the financial services industry. There appears to be […]

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Why we quit our banking and hedge fund jobs to launch the Tinder of networking
by / on 21/01/2017 at 21:00 / in The Review

Why we quit our banking and hedge fund jobs to launch the Tinder of networking

Junior employees in investment banking are increasingly questioning whether the long hours and high pressure of the job are really worth it, or if it’s better to dedicate their energy elsewhere. For Marcin Olechowski, who left his job in structuring at Morgan Stanley and SocGen to launch his own start-up in September, it was a simple mathematical calculation that led […]

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Why you want to work in banking, irrespective of the downsides
by / on 13/01/2017 at 12:30 / in The Review

Why you want to work in banking, irrespective of the downsides

It is no secret that investment banking isn’t an easy career path. The work-life balance tends to be skewed heavily toward the former at the expense of the latter, and pay isn’t what it was at the industry’s peak. Further, in some circles, there is still a bit of a stigma attached to investment banking, especially since the financial crisis, […]

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