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Top Analyst’s New Firm Set to Hire

Former Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analyst Craig Moffett is launching his own independent equity research firm, Moffett Research, and is looking to hire, a company spokesperson told eFinancialCareers.

“We’re expanding – it’s not limited to one analyst,” the spokesperson said. Moffett is looking to add “seasoned analysts” to its New York office, according to the spokesperson. She did not provide additional details on the anticipated number of hires.

Craig Moffett left Bernstein in January after 10 years with the firm, where he built the reputation as one of the best telecommunications analysts in the business. Institutional Investor magazine ranked Moffett as the top U.S. cable & satellite analyst for each of the past seven years.

The cupboard at the new firm is far from bare. Joining Moffett as founding partners are Patrick O’Connell, Ethan Steinberg and John Towers, each of whom left Bernstein earlier this year.

The 50-year-old Moffett is following a similar path as several prominent analysts before him, including Meredith Whitney and Dana Telsey, who launched boutique research startups in their own name.

There’s no guarantee of success though. Paul Sweeney, an analyst at Bloomberg Industries, told the publication that independent research firms that don’t have access to the resources of large banks often struggle generating revenue.

“When you don’t have a trading operation, it’s a complex process,” he said.

Landing a Job at the Big Four (eFinancialCareers)

The executive director of campus recruiting at KPMG gave us an insider’s look at how to land an accounting job with the Big Four as a recent grad. KPMG plans to make roughly 4,000 full-time and intern hires during its next recruiting class.

Staying Motivated at a Job you Hate (eFinancialCareers)

It’s one thing losing your motivation, but quite another when there’s no obvious exit route. With fewer new jobs and contracting compensation, some people feel stuck in a job they hate. So how can you stay motivated?

‘Flagrant’ Violations (WSJ)

The New York’s Attorney General’s office plans to sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America for violating terms of their multi-billion dollar mortgage settlements. Bank of America has paid roughly $45.87 billion in various agreements during Chief Executive Brian Moynihan’s tenure.

New Private Banking King (Financial News)

Singapore will overtake Switzerland as the largest offshore private banking hub by 2020. Wealth managers are flocking to the city in droves.

Can Gleacher Survive? (WSJ)

Gleacher’s upcoming annual meeting should be interesting. The private equity firm’s largest investor just tweaked the company’s bylaws, blocking $9.3 million in change-of-control payments to four top executives.

The Princes of Wall Street (Business Insider)

The children of Wall Street’s most successful executives were born into highly enviable situations, at least financially. Many are more successful in their own personal lives than you might think.

Buzz Around the Office

Dad-Gummit (YouTube)

Outdoorsman Bill Dance hosts a fairly popular TV show. He also happens to be the star of one of the funniest blooper reels you’ll ever see.

List of the Day: Keeping Your Personality

Bankers worry so much about making a good impression, they often become stuck in that impression, losing their personality. Here’s how to stop it from happening.

  1. Find a hobby and stick with it.
  2. Don’t veg out. Plan your weekends.
  3. Volunteer.

(Source: Wall Street Oasis)

AUTHORBeecher Tuttle US Editor

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