KPMG eyes advisory growth; Morgan Stanley prioritizing risk management

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In the latest hiring roundup, Morgan Stanley is adding in risk, KPMG is prioritizing big data and private equity firms continue poaching from the sell-side.

Morgan Stanley prioritizing risk management

Morgan Stanley just hired a new chief risk officer for Europe, suggesting more hires are on the way. The bank currently has 45 vacancies in risk management.

The hottest, most controversial job in banking

Securities-based lending, also known as non-purpose lending, is Wall Street’s hottest business, although some say that’s certainly not a good thing for the health of the economy.

Big focus on big data

KPMG is growing its advisory business with a key focus on big data management.

UBS eyes healthcare growth within advisory

UBS just hired a new head of healthcare investment banking in Europe. The bank said it expects healthcare to be a big focus within its advisory group in 2015.

Private equity getting fat off the sell-side

Private equity firms recruited 40% more juniors from investment banks than they did two years ago.

StanChart adding compliance staffers

Standard Chartered is hiring more senior executives within its financial crime and compliance unit. It's already poached nine compliance pros from competing banks.

Goldman continues to hire veterans

Goldman Sachs has been honored with the Patriot Award for employing veterans. Hiring veterans is a priority "because they are the most focused, disciplined and professional people around," Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein said. "It's enlightened self-interest on our part."

Carlyle hiring in energy

Carlyle is expanding its private equity business through outside hires with a particular focus on its thriving energy unit.

Hong Kong lawyering up

Global banks in Hong Kong are reducing spending on external legal advice and are instead hiring internally. Firms across Hong Kong are hiring lawyers.

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