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Je suis MD en banque d’investissement et voici comment je tente de remonter le moral de mes troupes pour Noël…
by / on 24/12/2017 at 18:00 / in Management

Je suis MD en banque d’investissement et voici comment je tente de remonter le moral de mes troupes pour Noël…

Ce fut une année difficile. Alors que l’année 2017 se termine, la trêve des confiseurs vient à point nommé. Cette période de l’année peut être épuisante pour tout le monde, mais dans le secteur bancaire, cela est encore plus vrai. Les fins d’années engendrent une pression pour atteindre les objectifs. Les évaluations doivent être complétées et les bonus alloués. Au […]

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The crucial difference between making MD at Barclays and Goldman Sachs
by / on 11/12/2017 at 22:30 / in The Review

The crucial difference between making MD at Barclays and Goldman Sachs

If you want to make MD in an investment bank, should you work for Barclays or for Goldman Sachs? Statistics released by each bank on this year’s MD promotions suggest it depends upon your career path. Surprisingly, it looks a lot easier overall to make MD at Goldman than at Barclays. The U.S. bank promoted 509 people this year out […]

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Voici pourquoi certains banquiers juniors réussissent à devenir managing directors et d’autres pas…
by / on 11/12/2017 at 11:00 / in Management

Voici pourquoi certains banquiers juniors réussissent à devenir managing directors et d’autres pas…

Il y a deux types de juniors dans la banque : ceux qui ont une vision d’ensemble et ceux qui ont le nez collé sur leur écran. Devinez qui devient managing director (MD) ? Pas les seconds. Quand j’étais MD chez Goldman Sachs, je voyais tout le temps ces deux types d’associates. Vous en aviez quelques-uns qui se contentaient d’être […]

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How I made friends with the MDs at my bank
by / on 10/12/2017 at 17:00 / in The Review

How I made friends with the MDs at my bank

Yes, smoking is a dirty habit. It’s for addicts or nihilists, depending upon your perspective. But the more us dirty, nihilistic smokers are vilified, the more we pull together – and this has its advantages. I work in banking and I smoke. Depending upon my mood I either smoke in a quiet corner or in the main smoking area. The […]

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The 10 most impressive new managing directors at Goldman Sachs
by / on 14/11/2017 at 19:00 / in The Review

The 10 most impressive new managing directors at Goldman Sachs

Last week. Goldman Sachs promoted its largest ever number of managing directors: 509 people were elevated to the level below partner. All of them are special, but some – by virtue of the speed of their promotion and the business areas they work in – seem a little more special than others. We’ve suggested 10 of the most interesting and impressive […]

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This is why some junior bankers make MD and most don’t
by / on 30/10/2017 at 14:00 / in The Review

This is why some junior bankers make MD and most don’t

There are two types of juniors in banking: those who see the big picture and those who just grind it out with their noses to the screen. Guess which makes managing director (MD)? Not the second. When I was an MD at Goldman Sachs, I saw these two types of associate all the time. You had some who were sitting […]

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Juniors are still joining Terra Firma, but plenty of MDs have left
by / on 28/09/2017 at 12:00 / in The Review

Juniors are still joining Terra Firma, but plenty of MDs have left

If you’re a graduate who’s thinking of joining a private equity fund, Terra Firma has plenty to recommend it. It offers what’s said to be an “excellent” graduate training programme, along with a savings scheme that should amount to 40% of the cost of an average house in London if you stick around for five years. This might be why graduates […]

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Are Rothschild’s new MDs the most fortunate people in finance?
by / on 06/07/2017 at 09:00 / in The Review

Are Rothschild’s new MDs the most fortunate people in finance?

Rothschild is not like other banks. While most banks pay and promote people at the start of each year, Rothschild pays and promotes on July 1st (changing to April 1st as of next year). Rothschild’s bonuses and titles have therefore only just been allocated. Analysts have become associates, associates have become VPs, lucky VPs have become directors, and the luckiest […]

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This Wall Street trading firm keeps hiring managing directors
by / on 17/04/2017 at 11:00 / in The Review

This Wall Street trading firm keeps hiring managing directors

If you’re looking for a senior level job on Wall Street, you could do worse than trying Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor keeps hiring – and at very senior levels. As we reported last month, Cantor hired Greg Dabal from Credit Suisse to join its prime brokerage business in March, but Dabal wasn’t Cantor’s only MD-level hire. It also picked up a raft […]

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“I’m an MD in an investment bank. 21 year-olds have no interest in me”
by / on 27/03/2017 at 12:00 / in The Review

“I’m an MD in an investment bank. 21 year-olds have no interest in me”

Banking isn’t sexy any more. It’s a cliché, but as with all clichés it’s absolutely true. I’ve spent 14 years working in finance in NYC, latterly as a managing director. I’ve experienced the growing lack of sexiness first hand. Ten years ago, when I went out on campus, students would flock to me. This was before the financial crisis. It was when […]

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