All Careers Advice

  • Spotlight on London Business School, Master in Finance: Lily Chan
    Sponsored article from London Business School highlighting their Master in Finance
  • An interview with David Porter, Managing Partner of Apposite Capital LLP, a private equity firm.
  • Joanna explained that we are so used to being under pressure that we don’t realise the impact it is having on us - and those around us. Understanding what resilience is and how it affects us provides the imperative to act and improve our ability to bounce back.
  • What is curiosity and why is it important for us to harness this skill? Check out Karen Kwong’s presentation to find out the key drivers to help you get the best out of your career [no sound].
  • It turns out that post-event forecasts by analysts — specifically, those conducted after recent results or management guidance — are more on target than those of management, according to a study by AKRO Investiční společnost, a Czech investment firm.
  • A CV should be a factual document which represents you personally. It should be free flowing, easy to read, snappy and to the point. Follow these five steps to produce an effective CV that is totally personal to you.
  • Alan specialises in wealth and asset management assignments, delivering a professional, creative and individual service for clients and has executed high-level searches sourcing teams and talented individuals for many major blue chip UK and international investment houses.
  • What does it take to be a successful investment professional? CFA UK recently undertook research to find out what skills and competencies employers look for when they recruit investment professionals. This involved interviews with front office investment and learning & development professionals f...
  • James Irving, CFA explores the reality of losing your way on the journey to success.
  • Identifying your target job is a crucial first step for any job seeker. This may seem obvious but it’s a critical point because giving real thought to how you determine your target role will improve your entire job search.
  • Presenting is an essential responsibility for many finance professionals.
  • Experts agree that the term “sustainability” has no single definition, nor is there only one way of addressing sustainability in investing. At its heart are the relevance and importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, which vary between companies, industries and countrie...
  • Ian Morgan draws from his extensive experience of interviewing and hiring highly motivated and talented professionals throughout a 20 year City career in order to share top advice for interviewing.
  • The role of the analyst is not what it used to be. Changes in business models, advancements in technology, and cost pressures — not to mention new regulations coming down the pike — have all taken their toll on the profession. Today’s job market is more competitive than ever, and reaching the top...
  • “Marrying machines and behavioural finance is the next frontier,” says Concannon. “There’s a huge question mark over when those two will converge. Considering how important behavioural finance is to this business, that’s a major headwind.”
  • Proactively managing your career has never been so important. The days when decisions made at university put you on a conveyor belt to the top of your chosen profession at well-defined stages are long gone. Taking personal responsibility for your career and making the most of your working life is...
  • A day in the life of Jonathan Platt, ASIP
  • “I oversee Responsible Investment. This includes the integration of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) factors into investment processes across asset classes and geographies.”
  • "Impact investing is still a growing market and it’s exciting to be exploring and considering new investment opportunities that support that market growth and ultimately make a positive social impact."
  • What are the tactics for those who want to return to work but have not been able to access the appropriate programme? The strategy here is like any other career transition. The returner has to be proactive and take the long view, since any career transition usually takes six to 12 months. It’s vi...