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Career Crunch: How to lead an investment banking division before 30, disgruntled geeks flee hedge funds

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If you’ve been too busy to keep up with the news related to financial services, take a moment to recap on the most popular stories on eFinancialCareers this week.

This 29 year-old banker went from 3rd year analyst to head of EMEA ECM syndicate in just 24 months

How do you get on the investment banking fast-track? Follow this man’s example.

A good, simple trick for making yourself far more interesting to finance recruiters

Cynical, perhaps, but demonstrating your philanthropic qualities online can make you more visible to recruiters.

Six reasons why the holiday hiring freeze is a myth

No recruitment over Christmas? Don’t you believe it.

Quant hedge funds struggle to hold on to mathematical whizz kids

The geeks are not happy in big computer-driven hedge funds and are considering their options.

Key charts from Deutsche Bank’s report forecasting 20,000 investment banking job losses in 2014 – plus how to avoid them

Bleak report from banking analysts suggests another 20,000 investment banking job cuts. Here’s how to stay out of the firing line.

The secret questions only the top 2% of young mathematicians can answer

If you think of yourself as a maths whizz that exceeds your peers, you should be able to answer these questions.

‘Ironic and Scary’: A brutally honest look at the life of an entry-level financial advisor

Why only 5% of financial advisors end up cutting the mustard.

The bank that’s creating 2,000 jobs in 2014

The aggressively expanding microfinance bank in China has ambitious plans for next year.

Over 70% of financial firms will increase headcount next year, as investment banking deals surge

In contrast with some predictions, one consultancy believes that over 70% of financial services firms will be hiring after a raft of advisory deals in 2014.

The harsh, horrible truth regarding investment banking pay at RBS

Fat cats are really not in existence at Royal Bank of Scotland’s investment bank, no matter what the tabloid media say.

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