HOW TO GO FROM EARNING $100 MILLION A YEAR TO BANKRUPT

The best paid athlete on this green and warming planet of ours is a boxer by the name of Floyd Mayweather and he’ll be bankrupt within five years of retiring. I want to be wrong, I really do want to be wrong, unfortunately that is highly unlikely as the bankrupt former top athlete is a …

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HOW TO BECOME AN EQUITY FUND MANAGER

So you want to be a fund manager, sit on a pile of money, move it from here to there and from there to here. Wear a suit everyday to work, a silk tie and maybe have one of those heavy Swiss watches on your wrist. Sounds nice, right? Well I have good news for …

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The banker’s umbrella

Why is it so difficult to find a global director of social media for BlackRock? US Presidential campaigns take less time than BlackRock’s search for a Global Director of Social Media. The world’s largest asset management firm has been at it for donkey’s years. Every few weeks they’ll update the job posting on eFinancialCareers to …

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HOW RUSSIA WOULD THROW IN THE TOWEL

Let’s stop kidding about it. If the West (in this case, the USA) really cared about Crimea and the Ukraine and wanted Russia to pack up its Kalashnikovs and head home, it would be a simple task to take care of. No gunfire or “Shock and Awe” air attacks are necessary. In this post, I’ll …

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BEST PRACTICE FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

FFIEC social media guidance briefing for UK financial services firms from Danielle SheerinSocial media for private banking, wealth management and financial services is a fascinating subject, for the simple reason that an industry based on the ability to build relationships remains so resistant and scared out of its wits with this “new” thing called social …

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The banker’s umbrella

I’m no expert on London housing, but the strength of the housing market in one of the world’s most popular and greatest cities continues to be a matter of international interest. So I thought it proper to bring in someone who, unlike me, actually knows what they are talking about. Today’s guest blogger is Martin …

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INEPTITUDE OF FINANCIAL RECRUITMENT FIRMS

Anyone who follows the financial sector will have noticed by now that social media as a communication tool for financial services and banks is taking off in a big way in 2014 (yes, yes I know they are late to the party) so I searched for finance jobs that required social media skills.I did the …

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HOW PRIVATE BANKS MAKE MONEY. PART I

In the upcoming weeks, I will do a whole series on how private banks make money. I will break down for you what you can expect from a private bank’s price list, and you can learn how to read it, so that you can compare it with competitors. You can learn how to spot if …

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ALEX STUBB. THE TWITTER KING OF EUROPEAN POLITICS

For the first time you will be reading a non-private banking related post on this site, I won’t make a habit of it, but today’s subject is plenty interesting and it’s a bit of a scoop. So I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. It’s about a Twitter superstar, a gentleman who has built his political career …

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PRIVATE BANKING JOBS. HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST

So let me set the parameters straight. This is a post about how to get your first job in private banking as a private banker. Your job title might be Junior Private Banker or Assistant Private Banker or Relationship Manager. Whatever the title, we are talking about a job that is client facing; in other …

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