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Investment Banking Job Requirements for 2010

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on February 2, 2010 – 9:27 am

Spend any time on industry blogs or social network discussion forums… and you’ll feel the industry’s pain.  People with $100K dollar salaries are being released for people willing to work for $70K…  People with 15 -20 years (or even more) in the industry are being overlooked for those with just 5 (or even less)… and [...]

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Culture, Management, & Bonus Misalignment

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on January 5, 2010 – 12:01 pm

Cash Bonuses as part of an employee’s compensation structure have fallen under great media and political scrutiny since the collapse of the financial sector.  However, it was not the existence of bonuses that caused the collapse…  The bonus is a tool… nothing more.  In fact, when it comes to motivating individuals to perform, especially in [...]

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Jumping Ship… The Promise of Private Equity.

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on October 26, 2009 – 10:15 am

So, with the US government cracking down on banking industry income, where might one look to shift their efforts for unrestricted rewards?  My bet is that you will see top talent looking to drop their “capped” posts at the troubling banks and reposition themselves in Private Equity firms abroad.
“Why abroad?” you say.  Well, as anyone [...]

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Banks Take Point in Recovery

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on August 25, 2009 – 5:51 am

Banks seem to have hit bottom and posted a healthy rebound. Word on the street is that the worst is behind us, banks are out of trouble, and we should now be bullish on financials (banks). After all, the KBW Bank Index is up nearly 150% since its March low, Bank of America has bounced [...]



Wall Street Downsizes, Main Street Suffers

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on May 19, 2009 – 3:09 pm

Wall Street Downsizes, Main Street Suffers

There is no doubt that the current administration and the media have done an excellent job in diverting the full blame of the current economic crisis on to that of our nation’s banks; completely ignoring the legislatively created and protected Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s house of cards that made [...]

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Internships in Investment Banking

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on May 19, 2009 – 2:37 pm

Internships in Investment Banking
Internships have historically served as THE student gateway for the Investment Banking ambitious… and rightfully so. Internships allow banks to test the waters, sort of speak, with promising aspirants, without incurring the commitment and/or higher costs they might should such programs not exist. Further, the demand in the industry for the brightest [...]

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Investment Banking: Your Career Crisis Decision

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on May 19, 2009 – 2:26 pm

Investment Banking: Your Career Crisis Decision

Why enter the Investment Banking Industry Now? Because, as with any investment, it is always best to get in at the bottom! Be diligent, work hard, enter and position yourself properly… and you could reap great rewards when the market inevitably recovers.

The age of large independent investment banks [...]

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