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How to stay married when you work in banking
by / on 01/01/2019 at 19:00 / in The Review

How to stay married when you work in banking

Everyone knows it’s no bed of roses to date a banker. Nor is it the easiest thing in the world to be a banker looking for love.  But one way or another, it does seem to happen; singleton analysts who’ve been complaining about their slave-driver bosses grow up into married vice presidents VPs complaining about their lazy entitled juniors.  And it’s when you’re a married […]

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How to choose a job after banking that will lead to a great life
by / on 25/10/2018 at 15:00 / in The Review

How to choose a job after banking that will lead to a great life

If you’re a rank-and-file professional working long hours at a desk job, you’ve likely spent at least a moment or two wondering if the grass would have been greener if you took a different career path, maybe one that doesn’t pay as well but is less stressful and keeps you on your feet. Would life actually be better if you […]

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Women in banking admit that it’s partly their fault
by / on 21/10/2018 at 12:00 / in The Review

Women in banking admit that it’s partly their fault

Why is that there are so few women at managing director (MD) level in investment banks? That there are hardly any female strats? That even after decades of focusing on women’s initiatives, banks like Goldman Sachs admit they still have a long way to go? At this week’s London conference for women in quantitative finance, senior women shone a light back upon themselves. […]

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The best and worst times to have a baby when you work in banking
by / on 09/10/2018 at 15:00 / in The Review

The best and worst times to have a baby when you work in banking

It’s early autumn, and a car containing a female managing director, a female executive director and a female director from three different banks on Wall Street are driving out to the countryside for the weekend. Their current location and professions aside, they all have one thing in common: none have children. Coincidence? Maybe not. Last month we published an article written by […]

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“Banking is a very unattractive industry. I’m starting my career there anyway”
by / on 30/01/2018 at 11:30 / in The Review

“Banking is a very unattractive industry. I’m starting my career there anyway”

If you’re a university student who wants to work in banking and finance and you don’t have a spring or a summer internship, you might want to avert your eyes. At last week’s rarefied gathering of the top finance students in Europe, attendees were overflowing with intern positions, both past and future. “I’ve had seven internships,” said one bespectacled student […]

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Private debt funds are the new top escape route from banking
by / on 25/01/2018 at 23:00 / in The Review

Private debt funds are the new top escape route from banking

If you’re looking to get out of a banking job, you have a few options. There’s private equity, there’scorporate development, and then there’s another less-talked-about yet popular landing spot for bankers looking to shake things up – private debt, whose assets under management surpassed $600bn around this time last year. Ex-Citigroup managing director Jay Huang has just joined CIFC, a […]

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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 get into banking with no experience, by an ex-analyst at Morgan Stanley
by / on 01/12/2017 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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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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