Around the World: Barclays is the best investment bank to work for despite Libor scandal

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This bank has just been deemed the best to work for globally in flow trading, the best to work for globally in DCM, the best in the U.S. and the best in the UK. It is not what you think

Forget the future. If you want to work for a great investment bank in the present, try Barclays (Capital). [UK]

What Diamond’s departure means for bankers in Asia

Barclays hasn’t been having a great year so far. By now, you’ve probably heard of the management changes. Former CEO Bob Diamond has stepped down because of the ongoing Libor rigging scandal, while Jerry del Missier, co-head of Barclays investment bank and chief operating officer, also resigned. [China]

A list of firms that may be expanding in the DIFC

The DIFC Authority has released its first ever annual report this week. Calm yourself, it’s largely a promotional document. However, nestled within this is some interesting info about which banks have been expanding. [Middle East]

Want to follow in Jeff Urwin and Mark Schwartz’s footsteps? Here’s what you need

Global investment banks have been moving their top bankers to Asia. Key moves include J.P. Morgan’s Jeff Urwin, as global head of investment banking in Hong Kong and Mark Schwartz, Goldman Sachs’ first regional chairman on the mainland. [Hong Kong]

Nordic investment banks could soon be forced to roll out redundancies

The investment banking and capital market divisions of Nordic banks have so far been largely spared from redundancies. Unfortunately, tumbling deal flows means the specter of job cuts could be on the horizon. [Sweden]

Just a reminder that if you want to work for a big player, there are only really two banks to go for in Russia

When it comes to M&A advice, the Russian market is quite diverse. Mergermarket’s league table of Russian M&A advisors showsmarket share spread between several top banks, many of them international firms. [Russia]

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