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2018 Financial Industry Career Outlook

Good times abound in the financial industry. Continued rising of financial markets is a tide that lifts all boats. We expect 2018 to be another strong year, but there are some areas within finance that should fare better than others. On the Rise Trading While a contrarian pick, we believe trading may see a significant [...]

2018-01-12T16:08:56+00:00 January 12th, 2018|

Why Earning a Finance Degree in 2018 is a Good Decision

Why Earning a Finance Degree in 2018 is a Good Decision Are you thinking of continuing your education in finance in 2018? Here's why you should earn a finance degree in 2018. The financial industry is growing. It needs people like you who can solve problems, spot opportunities and create win-win scenarios for all involved. [...]

2018-01-19T13:06:52+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

2017 Bonuses in the Financial Industry: A Mixed Bag

Despite a steadily improving economy, historically low unemployment and record corporate profits, bonuses for year ending 2017 are expected to be rather unimpressive. A nationwide survey of human resource professionals by job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, showed that just 39% of companies plan on implementing either a companywide or performance-based bonus for 2017, [...]

2017-12-17T18:49:37+00:00 December 17th, 2017|

Paradise Lost: Offshore Tax Havens

Brought to you by Utica College - Online MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management Regular readers know we report on fraudulent activity in business and finance regularly, with articles ranging from Ponzi schemes to rogue trading. Another area we’ve highlighted is the use of offshore tax havens in exotic locales, often islands in the [...]

2017-12-12T15:48:33+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Sexual Harassment: A Risk Management Nightmare

The deluge of recent sexual harassment reports is extremely disturbing. Multiple accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have opened up a Pandora’s Box of alleged abuses by actors, athletes, financiers, politicians, comedians and journalists. On a human level, sexual harassment victims are often left traumatized by the incident. From a business standpoint, these scandals are [...]

2017-11-30T22:16:23+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

Paying for your MSF Degree

So you’ve decided to go back for a Masters in Finance, or MSF degree - smart choice. Graduate degree holders typically experience lower unemployment, greater job satisfaction and higher compensation. This is especially true for the MSF-ranked by Monster as the second highest paying Master’s degree, with median pay of $120,000 per year.1 So why doesn’t [...]

2017-11-27T17:16:27+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

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|