Post Tagged with: "London"

London’s best rooftop bars
by / on 16/05/2018 at 14:00 / in Lifestyle

London’s best rooftop bars

As much as we love London’s dark and dingy pubs, there are occasions when tatty banquettes and yellowed walls don’t quite cut it. For a classier night of inebriation, get yourself to one of London’s best rooftop bars. Here, you’ll find swish cocktails, plush lounges and gourmet bar snacks galore, not to mention a front-row seat to the sexiest skyline […]

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This is how much Facebook actually pays its people in London
by / on 19/12/2017 at 13:05 / in The Review

This is how much Facebook actually pays its people in London

Thinking of leaving an investment bank to work for Facebook? If you’re in London, you’re in luck. Facebook recently announced plans to hire 800 new people for its U.K. headquarters in London’s West End. If you’re a tech person in banking, you might get a pay rise. If you’re a banker and you go to Facebook, you’ll probably get a […]

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D.E. Shaw has hiked pay for its London staff to nearly £500k
by / on 14/12/2017 at 20:15 / in The Review

D.E. Shaw has hiked pay for its London staff to nearly £500k

Quant hedge fund giant D.E. Shaw hiked pay for its London staff by nearly 30% in the year to March 2017, and continued to hire after revenues surged by 48%. Staff in the UK operation of the $43bn investment firm were paid £478k on an average pay per head basis in the year to 31 March 2017, according to newly-released […]

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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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“I’ve never met a trader who left London for Paris who was happy to be back”
by / on 01/11/2017 at 20:00 / in The Review

“I’ve never met a trader who left London for Paris who was happy to be back”

Investment banks in the City are currently trying to sell Brexit as an opportunity to return home, but as a French FX and commodities trader currently based in London who spent a significant period of time in La Défense, my advice to you is to think very carefully before putting your hand up. If your personal circumstances – kids, school fees, […]

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Cantor Fitzgerald quietly shed 24% of its staff in London
by / on 06/09/2017 at 10:00 / in The Review

Cantor Fitzgerald quietly shed 24% of its staff in London

If you’re casting around looking for a horror story concerning what might happen to equities jobs after MiFID II or what becomes of employees in a merger or a simple case of extreme cost cutting, you could always look at Cantor Fitzgerald in London. Without anyone really noticing, it seems to have lost a large chunk of its registered staff. […]

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Goldman Sachs in London pays 13% more than GS in Frankfurt
by / on 26/07/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

Goldman Sachs in London pays 13% more than GS in Frankfurt

The German operation of Goldman Sachs – Goldman Sachs AG – just released its accounts for the 2016. If you’re among the 200 Goldman Sachs bankers facing relocation from London to Frankfurt thanks to Brexit, you might want to take note. Goldman Sachs AG is rather different to London-based Goldman Sachs International. Firstly, it’s tiny. While Goldman Sachs International is a behemoth […]

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The best and worst banks to work for in London, NY and Asia?
by / on 12/07/2017 at 14:00 / in The Review

The best and worst banks to work for in London, NY and Asia?

Which are the best banks to work for in the world’s major financial cities? It’s a question that might be answered using the strength of a bank’s business in each location, or the amount it pays its people there. Glassdoor has, however, contrived a different approach: it asks verified employees to rate their experience of working for the bank on a scale […]

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The growing London buy-side firm targeting junior bankers
by / on 04/07/2017 at 14:00 / in The Review

The growing London buy-side firm targeting junior bankers

If you’re a junior investment banker looking for a move across to the buy-side, there’s a new player in town that continues to poach from bulge bracket firms in London. PSP Investments, the private debt fund of Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board, is building out its London operation as it looks to grab a bigger slice of the European […]

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The real reason Goldman Sachs is eyeing Frankfurt: chaos in London?
by / on 20/06/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

The real reason Goldman Sachs is eyeing Frankfurt: chaos in London?

As we observed after the British election two weeks ago, one of the big risks of all the political turmoil in the UK is the likelihood that – Brexit or not – U.S. banks decide that Britain doesn’t represent a stable base in Europe any more. After all, Morgan Stanley has around $494m of assets in its European business; Goldman […]

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