Tag Archives: Wall Street Jobs

What Will Happen to Wall Street if Romney Wins?

During the first presidential debate, a Yahoo Finance poll found that 80 percent of voters (33,782) believed Mitt Romney gave a stronger performance than President Obama. Among the praise and critiques of both candidates, one important question has emerged: what will happen to Wall Street if Romney wins in November? “I think they have pretty much more or less settled […]

How to Ace a Hedge Fund Interview

First and foremost: do not ever lie. “Then you don’t have anything to remember,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO of Hedge Fund PR. “Make sure that everything is truthful and above board. Be completely clear if you’ve ever had any black marks on your record, if you’ve ever had any disciplinary actions from a […]

Will the JOBS Act Lead Employees from Goldman, Merrill, and Morgan to Launch Funds?

Many Wall Street experts think that the JOBS Act will change the hedge fund industry. According to Daniel Strachman, a financial expert who serves as the Director of Research and Strategy for the GAIM Conference Series, it could also lead to the consolidation of existing funds — and the creation of others. “It would not surprise me if you saw […]

Will the JOBS Act Transform the Hedge Fund Industry?

There has been a lot of chatter surrounding the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act and its inevitable impact on the job market. But what impact, if any, will it have on the hedge fund industry? “For more than 60 years, hedge funds have never been allowed to advertise,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO […]

Are Physicists Poised to Take Over Goldman Sachs and Other Wall Street Banks?

Are Physicists Poised to Take Over Goldman Sachs and Other Wall Street Banks? Wall Street is not shy about its desire to hire talented quantitative analysts. But as it turns out, quants are not the only unusual profession to infiltrate the financial sector. “There are now over 2,000 physicists working on Wall Street and thousands of other math quants to […]

Do Hedge Funds Create Jobs?

There has been an ongoing discussion surrounding hedge funds and their ability (or lack thereof) to create jobs. Many financial professionals wonder: do they really have the capacity to help the job market? And if they do, what jobs are hedge funds producing? Mitch Ackles, the President of the Hedge Fund Association and the CEO of Hedge Fund PR, told […]

Working for Bank of America vs. Financial Startups: How Does the Experience Differ?

According to Leigh Drogen, the co-founder and CEO of Estimize, there’s a big difference between working for or managing a traditional financial institution and a financial startup. When you’re in charge of the former, “Every day you come in and know exactly what you need to do to build that firm,” Drogen, who was previously the founder and CIO of […]

Who’s Getting Hired on Wall Street?

From a wealth management veteran to an M&A exec, Wall Street’s brightest and best are securing new roles this month. John Sullivan, who once served as the Executive Director of Wealth Advisory Services at Morgan Stanley, the Director of Wealth Management at Smith Barney, a Business Development Officer at Citibank, and an Account Manager at Citigroup Global Equipment Finance, has […]

Where Will You Work if JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Other Institutions Break Up?

Sometimes a relationship can last a lifetime. But just because two people might seem perfect for each other does not mean their marriage will last a lifetime. All too often, it ends in divorce. That could be the case for our nation’s biggest banks, and that is exactly what Sanford I. Weill, the former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup, wants […]

Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg: Pay Attention to Micro Businesses

If you want to know where the job market is headed, Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg recommends that you pay attention to the trend surrounding micro businesses or sub-SMEs, “where we have a lot of talented people that have gotten laid off or have left their jobs in corporate America that are starting businesses on their own.” “This is creating incredible opportunities […]