Any Grads Want to Join a BrokerDealer? These Banks Want You!


If you or your college grad who you just financed 4 years of college for has yet to secure that sought-after Wall Street job, profiles 9 different types of people that Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley are looking to hire at this point in the year. Here is what said:

1. Goldman Sachs wants private wealth management and fund management professionals

2. Sachs wants technology professionals in Warsaw

3. Sachs wants derivatives clearing professionals in London and Warsaw

4. J.P. Morgan wants ‘client rationalization’ professionals in London

5. Morgan wants associates for its London investment banking team in London

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6. J.P. Morgan wants someone to join a new team working on ‘VaR methodology’ in London

7.  Morgan Stanley wants a cyber intelligence analyst in Glasgow

8. Stanley wants over the counter collateral analysts in Glasgow

9. Morgan Stanley wants top university graduates for glorified data monitoring and presentation roles

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Royal Bank of Scotland to Cut Significant Percent of Employees

Royal Bank of Scotland blog update is courtesy of The Economic Times.

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) with over 700 branches with most mainly in the UK and Ireland have announced massive job cuts to their investment banking division. 

Britain’s state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland will axe up to 14,000 jobs by 2019 in a retreat from investment banking, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

The daily business newspaper, which cited people familiar with the matter, said the lender could shed as much as 80 percent of its investment banking division, which employs a total of 18,000 people.

A spokeswoman for RBS, which is about 80-percent state-owned, declined to comment on the press report.

The Edinburgh-based bank had already announced last week that it would end investment banking in the Middle East and Africa and “significantly” reduce its presence in Asia and the United States after posting its seventh successive annual loss.
Losses after tax totalled £3.47 billion ($5.40 billion, 4.74 billion euros) last year after a £4.0-billion writedown on Citizens bank, part of its US operations.

The performance was however much better than in 2013 when RBS had posted an annual net loss of almost £9.0 billion. Stripping out the writedown and other items, RBS recorded an operating profit of £3.5 billion for 2014. 



Cyber Security Breaches Lead To Slowed Hiring For J.P. Morgan

J.P. blog update courtesy efinacialcareers’ “Morning Coffee”. profiled earlier in February the uptick in PE firms hiring younger bankers however, other Wall Street businesses are easing up on hiring bankers and looking for more cybersecurity employees after recent breaches.

Much of the hiring that takes place on Wall Street is, unfortunately, reactive. Junior bankers are replacing pricey seniors while sell-side firms are backfilling seats left vacant by staffers who are jumping to the buy-side. And then of course there is headline chasing, when banks load up on compliance, risk and cyber security pros after news of a big scandal breaks.

And that’s not to say it’s a PR move. When J.P. Morgan discovered a massive breach to its internal network last June, one that reportedly had ties to Russia, it pulled out all the stops to improve its defenses to mitigate against a repeat occurrence. Apparently grown frustrated with a lack of help from the U.S. government, the bank has reportedly been recruiting defense contractors and people with military backgrounds, according to Bloomberg.

J.P. Morgan has already grown headcount within its digital security staff to 1,000, more than double the size of Google’s security group, according to the report. The bank has even built a security services facility in the backyard of the National Security Agency, making it easier to recruit talented defense pros. From the sounds of it, J.P. Morgan has essentially built itself a mini defense agency.

Meanwhile, hiring continues to slow in the front office. Headcount at the 10 biggest investment banks on Wall Street fell for the fourth year in a row in 2014, down 4% to 51,600,according to a new report. Fixed income units took the brunt of the punishment, with banks cutting nearly 10% of front office FICC employees during the year.

Despite a revival in dealmaking, investment banking divisions cut their staff by 1% year-over-year. And that’s with revenue up 6% compared to 2013. With greater needs in the back and middle offices, banks are trying to do more with less when it comes to revenue generators.

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Jobs Available: Wall Street Scrambles to Hire Next Gen BrokerDealers blog post courtesy of extract from July 5 story from The New York Times

nytimes logoA battle is raging on Wall Street as never before, with powerful factions scrambling for control of a precious resource.

On one side are the giant investment banks and broker-dealers, with names like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Lined up against them, but also warring among themselves, are the giants of private equity — Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Apollo Global Management and the Blackstone Group, to name just three. And the private-equity firms just happen to be the banks’ clients.

The prize they are fighting for is young talent.

This summer, dozens of junior bankers in their early to mid-20s will start jobs in private equity after spending their first two years out of college working at investment banks. Private-equity firms use billions of dollars of cash and plenty of debt to buy entire companies. They are seen by many young strivers as the next rung on an elite career ladder, promising higher status and more pay — around $300,000 a year, including salary and bonus, roughly double what a second-year banker might earn at Goldman.

But for junior bankers, who are known as analysts, securing such a job means stepping into the middle of a Wall Street struggle that has intensified since the financial crisis.

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