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James Simons, the founder of Renaissance Technologies, is said to have been the highest-earning hedge fund manager last year, bagging a cool $2.5bn, slightly down on the $2.8bn he bagged in 2007.
They found it. Bankers descended on UBS in Liverpool Street earlier this week, after it was discovered that the firm actually had an open job vacancy (and we thought those things were extinct).
Ahead of next week's G 20 summit, JPMorgan sent out the following memo to employees in London.
Here's the latest news from the barricades from our Highly-Placed Professional.
A group of disgruntled former Wall Street CEOs led protesters and stormed the barricades in London early Wednesday.
Here's a note of our most popular Life stories in March:
Bloomberg reports that graduates originally recruited by Lehman Brothers in Japan are now starting work at Nomura, which took on the US firm's Asia-Pac businesses late last year. The trouble is, so it seems, the Lehman brigade are bagging an annual salary equivalent to $66,000 (plus bonuses), whilst their colleagues hired directly by Nomura are said to on rather less than half that amount. And all pigs are equal.
As London prepares to hunker down for the onslaught of G20 protesters, the worry now is that financial markets professionals, already angry that they have been made scapegoats for the financial crisis, may decide to stand their ground and fight back if incited to do so by the unruly mob.
Bloomberg reports that Commerzbank has confirmed that it is to eliminate some 2,200 staff from its Frankfurt HQ headcount following the acquisition of Dresdner Bank and investment banking arm Dresdner Kleinwort. Staff numbers will come down to around 9,200.
Have a guess how many people at Barclays earned more than £1m last year? Could it be 100? No, it must be more. HSBC revealed 192 in its ranks in 2011 and Barclays is much bigger in investment banking, which is where the real money is made. So 300? Or 500? Even more?
The Wall Street compensation estimates New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued on Tuesday are only the latest evidence in an inexorable move toward fewer jobs in the industry and - here's the surprise - higher average pay.
Wall Street’s cash bonus pool rose 8% to $20bn in 2012 as profits surged, according to projections by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Did yours ?