Time to call it a day ?
Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services.
BNP Paribas was among three French banks cut by Standard & Poor’s on concern that their home market may be hurt by prolonged economic weakness in Europe and a housing slump.
Macquarie Group’s head of investment banking in Asia, Kalpana Desai, is leaving after three years with the company amid a widening exodus of dealmakers from the industry.
There's hope yet.
Those bankers and their cell phones.
Here's one firm that's said to be limiting its voluntary severance plan - after receiving too many requests from employees.
Here's some hiring, people and other news.
Here's a few links to some interesting Bloomberg, Fox Business, Reuters and Telegraph stories currently doing the rounds.
This does look quite positive.
We've again called in the services of Ivana Takitall, author of the best-selling 'Bankers, Bonuses & Big Divorce Settlements', who has agreed to rate a further 12 top financial markets firms in terms of how likely they are to provide single females with their perfect partner.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has poached Nomura's Australian head of mergers and acquisitions Grant Chamberlain, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Reuters reports that the latest reshuffling of the ranks over at UBS Investment Bank has given rise to further thoughts that the Swiss bank might be better off without at least some of it.
Talk about kicking a man when he's down. 42 year-old Ian Chalmers, variously described as a former head of sales and / or trading over at Macquarie Bank in Australia, has been banged up for months awaiting sentencing after being found guilty last year of conspiring to import cocaine with the help of baggage handlers at Sydney Airport in 2005, has now pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of supplying ecstasy. The offense is said to have come to light when investigators were intercepting Chalmers' phone calls.
Goldman Sachs has appointed two heads of investment banking in Russia, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
Kyle Peterson, from Sage View Capital.
Macquarie has announced the appointment of Ben Brazil as Co-Head of the Corporate and Asset Finance (CAF) Group, Macquarie’s lending and leasing businesses.
Bloomberg reports that Bank of America expects to pay top performers record bonuses for their work in 2009, although the firm's total bonus pot is expected to come in lower than in previous years.
It's doubtless already being written, the feel good story of 2010 - 'Save Dave' - The Movie.
Macquarie Group ('Macquarie') has announced that Tim Bishop, currently US Head of Macquarie Capital, has been appointed as Global Head of Macquarie Capital in Sydney.