Post Tagged with: "Banking"

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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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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