Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Investment Banks that are Hiring

I wanted to post this after coming across it this morning. I've taken it from The Deal:

Usually we tell you about the layoffs in the finance industry, but it looks like large and midsize financial services institutions are hiring again. Here are the latest reports and rumors.

In the U.S.:

* Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), Barclays plc's (NYSE:BCS) Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS), Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR), Standard Chartered plc (LON:STAN), HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HBC), Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE:RBS) and UBS (NYSE:UBS) are seeking senior staff, according to eFinancial Careers.

* Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) and TIAA-Cref are hiring private bankers, credit managers, financial advisers and financial analysts on, according to The Wall Street Journal.

* Westwood Capital has added co-heads of fixed-income advisory and trading, according to PRNewswire.

* Macquarie Group is hiring new bankers in its industrial and energy practices, according to DealBook.

In Europe:

* Greenhill & Co. (NYSE:GHL) is hiring consumer and retail bankers in London as part of an expansion, according to DealBook.

* Barclays is hiring in its European and Asian share trading operation and will expand its equities trading business by 300 by year's end, according to The Guardian.

In Australia:

* Caliburn Partnership, J.P Morgan, UBS and Credit Suisse are looking to hire. Chris Knoblanche, head of global banking at Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) in Australia and New Zealand, told The Guardian, "We are looking to build the team. We have recently hired two new managing directors within global banking."

According to The Economic Times in India:

* Morgan Stanley is hiring "very selectively in highly-specialised fields," including securities.
* Goldman Sachs is hiring eight to 10 senior positions.
* Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) is hiring in its private client and capital market business.
* RBS is making two senior-level and a few midlevel hires in its corporate investment banking business and in treasury.
* Nomura is looking for people for its capital market division.
* Barclays Wealth wants to increase "headcount by 20% every year for the next five years."

It looks like there's some opportunity out there. Good luck!