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Masters of Fraud: Front Running in the FX Markets

Regular readers of our site are familiar with the economic crimes carried out by some unsavory financial professionals. These include Ponzi schemes by fund managers, LIBOR rigging by colluding traders and accounting shenanigans by shell companies. The latest entrants into the world of fraud are foreign currency exchange (FX) manipulators front running their orders. How [...]

2017-11-12T13:19:24+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

6 Jobs you Can Land with an MSF Degree

Featured Online MSF Degree - University of Scranton So you want to advance your career, great! But what’s the best way to do that? There’s certainly no shortage of graduate degrees available for financial professionals, making it difficult to choose the best option. Add in an alphabet soup of financial designations and the process [...]

2017-10-30T21:19:28+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

UHNWI Management: Challenges for the Ultra High Net Worth

Does a net worth of one million dollars make you rich? The answer depends on who you ask. While being a millionaire is certainly ‘rich’ for many of us, there is an entirely other level of wealth many aspire to. This elite club is known as ‘Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals” or UHNWI’s. What is an [...]

2017-10-20T15:08:58+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

3 Jobs You’ll Need the CFA For

With the continued fraud in the financial industry, customers are demanding more from their trustees- both in terms of competence and integrity. This is why the demand for CFAs, Chartered Financial Analysts, continues to increase across the financial landscape. CFA charter holders are investment professionals held to a strict ethical standard. Their membership is now [...]

2017-09-25T14:29:25+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

Worried About the GMAT, Don’t Be

Working Professionals May Sidestep the GMAT It’s no secret that earning an MBA degree increases financial career options. An understanding of accounting, finance, economics and statistics is essential in today’s financial environment. This knowledge is especially helpful for candidates with a liberal arts or non-business background. But let’s face it-most professionals pursue an MBA to [...]

2017-08-28T12:10:32+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

Overseas Finance Jobs: Career Considerations

If the idea of working in an exotic locale like Sydney, Dubai, or Sao Paulo sounds appealing, consider a financial career abroad. The multi-cultural learning experience and enhanced perspective are highly valued by U.S. financial companies. Today, it’s easier than ever to land overseas finance jobs. There are staffing agencies all over the world (and [...]

2017-08-15T15:27:19+00:00 August 15th, 2017|

Top 3 Career Options to Combat Financial Crime

Innovation creates exciting new business opportunities around the world. But the confluence of technologies also brings new threats-costly ones. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ACFE, a staggering $3.5 trillion is lost globally due to economic and financial crime.1 The evolving nature of attacks requires new strategies and tools to defend against. If [...]

2017-06-27T20:49:33+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

Women in Finance: Helen Riley

The newest member of our Women in Finance Series is Helen Riley, the Chief Financial Officer of Google ‘X’ one of the ‘emerging business’ divisions at Alphabet, the name for Google’s parent company. Alphabet’s other Emerging Business areas include Life Sciences and Robotics. ‘X’ is where many of the company’s famous (and sometimes infamous) “Moonshot” [...]

2017-06-14T15:13:30+00:00 June 14th, 2017|

It’s Summer Internship Season

Despite just a 4.4% unemployment rate, finance jobs remain some of the toughest to obtain. The chance to earn outsized compensation draws the best and brightest from not only the top U.S. schools, but also around the world. Consequently, you may need to begin your financial career at the bottom-with a finance internship. Interns are basically [...]

2017-05-31T14:16:13+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

Financial Sports Management

Today’s financial advisors must cater to a diverse clientele. There are Millennials, wrestling with student loans, Gen X’ers saving for their own children’s tuition and Baby Boomers addressing both fixed income and longevity needs. Of course, there are plenty of niches in between. Maybe the most challenging clients of financial sports management are professional athletes. [...]

2017-04-23T19:27:48+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|