Tag Archives: citigroup

Do Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Other Banks Hire More Than They Fire?

It’s no secret that Citigroup has a workforce problem this holiday season. The company may not be planning to layoff as many people as Morgan Stanley did last year, but if the reports are accurate, the firm is not in hiring mode either. Or is it? In North America alone, Citigroup is looking to fill 2,164 positions. Worldwide the company […]

Is Citigroup This Year’s Morgan Stanley?

In 2011, Morgan Stanley had a bit of a workforce problem. The company tried to hold onto its 60,000 employees, but a series of layoffs prevented that from happening. Fast-forward to 2012 and job seekers will notice a different trend. Morgan Stanley is still in the process of reducing its headcount, but the Wall Street job market is much less […]

The Delicate Balance Between Government Financial Reform and Unintended Consequences

In last Saturday’s edition of the New York Times, Joe Nocera wrote an interesting piece outlining some of the major obstacles currently facing the House Financial Services Committee.  The agency, which considers measures ranging from the banking industry to economic issues to insurance, is responsible for drafting a new financial reform package on behalf of the Obama Administration.  At the […]

Hawkish Fed Comments From Warsh, Bullard, Plosser Why? Terrible Economic Numbers, Chicago PMI, MBA Mortgage Applications

U.S.$ weakness of late has spurred a cacophony of comments around the world for a new reserve currency. Now the Fed is attempting to fight back. Over the last few days a number of Fed governors have made hawkish statements to bolster the U.S.$ (the fact that these comments were offered before, during and after the G20 summit is not […]