Should the CEO and Chairman be the Same Person? Standfirst: It’s a question that just won’t go away: should Banks Split the roles of the Chairman and the CEO? In 2014, Bank of America Merrill Lynch gave its CEO Bryan Moynihan another title: Chairman. In doing so they reversed a policy of separation which has…

Armstrong International is hiring WE ARE HIRING ASSOCIATES IN LONDON: Armstrong International is recruiting Associates to join its team in London. We are looking for people who can become involved in assisting with all aspects of the search process from candidates identification, building of progress reports across business areas, conducting market research and managing the…

Investment Banking market moves KEY MOVES Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Appointed Anya Weaving as managing director of the bank’s global natural resources unit, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Monday. Weaving, who will join the firm this month, will be based in London and will report to Julian Mylchrest. RBC Capital Markets:…

Key Investment Banking Moves – Credit Suisse KEY MOVES Credit Suisse grow in IB as they hire senior healthcare and business & information bankers: Credit Suisse Group AG has hired Cory Rapkin as vice chairman in the healthcare group of its investment banking and capital markets division. Rapkin peviously worked at JP Morgan. Credit Suisse has…

Key Investment Banking Moves – Rothschild KEY MOVES Rothschild adds four more bankers in the US: Reza Vahabzadeh, from Perella Weinberg, joining consumer team, NY based Siddharth Hariharan, from JP Morgan, joining consumer team, LA based Aashis Mehta, from Lazard, joining healthcare team, NY based Timothy Hotchandani, from Deutsche Bank, joining healthcare team, NY based

Key Investment Banking Moves – JP Morgan KEY MOVES JP Morgan has reshuffled its senior investment banking team in Asia Pacific: Daniel Darahem has been promoted to Head of ECM for Asia Pacific. He will continue to run the Strategic Investors Group and Equity Private Placement. Nick Johnson, who previously ran ECM has moved into a…

Key Investment Banking Moves – Barclays KEY MOVES New Barclays boss Tim Throsby (arrived in January from JPM) has made his first round of changes: Joe McGrath has been promoted to the new position of Global Head of Banking alongside existing duties as Chief Executive of Barclays in the Americas. John Miller has been promoted…

PLAY BALL Armstrong International Executive search consultant Competitive salary Exceptional bonus Armstrong International is recruiting consultants to join its exceptional London based team. We are looking for people who can become involved in business development, consulting business managers, identifying and meeting new clients and candidates, managing the recruitment process end to end and working towards…

Banks add staff to cut costs In an attempt to improve cost – income ratios within the financial services sector, the buzz – word “simplification” is on everyone’s lips. Few firms (except for maybe Goldman Sachs) still claim to be ‘all things to all men,’ selling any financial product that a client could possibly desire….

Efficient and effective utilization of resources are key objectives of UK banks. Financial institutions adopt a view that remaining efficient is important when trying to remain competitive, a number of statistical studies show that the most efficient banks have substantial cost and competitive advantages over those with average or below average efficiency. Banks obsess over…

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