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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...

HEY! What about the guy who first landed on the moon? He said "one small step for man". I'd just have said "OMG I'm on the moon!"

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!

HEY! What about the guy who first landed on the moon? He said "one small step for man". I'd just have said "OMG I'm on the moon!"

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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