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Jurassic


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Posted: 2019-02-13 17:33
Is it me or is the london finance job market pretty dead right now?

nikol


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Posted: 2019-02-14 00:09
budgets are on hold till xdate. be patient.

nikol


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Posted: 2019-02-25 19:52
this item seems to be pushed to the 2 year horizon ))

Kitno


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Posted: 2019-02-26 00:01
Q4 was dire followed by a dire Q1. I know quite a few MDs who have been asked by their respective banks to put together "living will's" (what an arse of a term) in the event this persists to Q42019.

I.e. how do we cut 10 people to 2 to retain the knowledge for the future...

"Yeh, after that blow out I bid the bonds at 76 and you hit man...You're 77/81 now? Cool man...What? Do I care at 80? No mate... I'm 73 bid now...I'm sure you didn't just load up just for me...".

ronin


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Posted: 2019-02-26 13:01
> Q4 was dire followed by a dire Q1.

Are you seeing a bad Q1? I thought everybody was up.


"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

nikol


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Posted: 2019-02-26 19:38
> I.e. how do we cut 10 people to 2 to retain the knowledge for the future...

That's why "Cloud business solutions" are advertised...

Kitno


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Posted: 2019-03-16 02:25
Ronin: Are you seeing a bad Q1? I thought everybody was up.

Yes, seeing a bad Q1 in my seat (but my comment was actually intended as generic across debt - trading through to DCM).

You must be in a better shop!

"Yeh, after that blow out I bid the bonds at 76 and you hit man...You're 77/81 now? Cool man...What? Do I care at 80? No mate... I'm 73 bid now...I'm sure you didn't just load up just for me...".

ronin


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Posted: 2019-03-18 12:25
> You must be in a better shop!

Two-man-and-a-dog shop, and it isn't even clear which one is the dog...

So I don't really see that much other than what people want to tell me. Which they sometimes do, sometimes don't.

"There is a SIX am?" -- Arthur

Jurassic


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Posted: 2019-09-01 14:48
Maybe things will get better post Brexit (or worse)

hellfrick


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Posted: 2019-09-05 08:03
At least we will see some change (better or worse) rather than just attrition management.

Jurassic


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Posted: 2019-09-05 08:50
honestly, the job market feels totally, apparently a lot of banks had hiring freezes this year

deeds


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Posted: 2019-09-09 11:35
Are we not seeing disgorgement like we saw periodically through 2007 - 2008?

DB was one thing, but, anecdotally, a friend at a certain bb-bank described the quiet disappearance of his group.

I take it as an indicator as it seems to have the same latency and associated indicators as pre last-recesh. Banks trim as early as possible.

Am prepared to be educated.

Jurassic


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Posted: 2019-09-09 11:52
@deeds
So not just brexit related????

What sort of group disappeared? That could be for a number of reasons.


"Am prepared to be educated." I have literally no idea what you mean here

also what areas have stable to increasing headcount in a recession? distressed debt research, efx,...??

deeds


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Posted: 2019-09-09 13:35

"So not just brexit related????"

US based multi-national bulge-bracket (sorry if bb confused), so no.

"What sort of group disappeared? That could be for a number of reasons."

Yes, agree.

""Am prepared to be educated." I have literally no idea what you mean here"

I mean 'i am prepared to be educated by the more experienced and the more informed.'

"also what areas have stable to increasing headcount in a recession? distressed debt research, efx,...??"

stellar question. I have no information on that...if not there, i suppose you have to get in, first, and time seems short...


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