Finance Graduate Jobs: What Does the Job Market Look Like for You?

Brighter Job Prospects for College Graduates 2017 is shaping up to be a very good year for those looking for new finance graduate jobs. With the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 getting smaller and smaller in the rear view mirror, companies are increasingly confident about their future. One way they are expressing this is through [...]

2017-07-14T16:15:11+00:00 July 14th, 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|

What You Need to Know About the Three Changes in CFA 2017 Exam

There is one day a year that strikes fear in grown men and women across the globe. No, it’s not Halloween, Friday the 13th or even The Mexican Day of the Dead -- it's June 3rd, CFA Exam day! The Chartered Financial Analyst exams are an academic marathon, putting candidates through a full day of [...]

2017-05-28T15:38:45+00:00 May 28th, 2017|

Of Quants and Codes: Computer Programmers Go Where the Money Is

There are more financial career options than ever for aspiring professionals. While the more traditional positions still dominate the finance industry (wealth managers, traders, bankers, analysts, compliance specialists, etc.) there are an increasing number of computer programmer jobs for technology professionals to switch industries. One of the hottest new destinations for computer programmers (a.k.a. ‘coders’) [...]

2017-05-16T13:03:45+00:00 May 19th, 2017|

Want a Career in Finance? Everything You Need to Know About the Internal Rate of Return

There are some basic financial concepts that new professionals must learn before working in the financial industry. These include yield to maturity, free cash flow, and net present value. One metric that’s gaining increasing importance is the internal rate of return, known simply as the internal rate of return (IRR). If you’re looking for a [...]

2017-05-16T12:54:52+00:00 May 11th, 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|

Masters of Finance: Robert Kiyosaki

The latest addition to our Masters of Finance series is investor and entrepreneur Robert Kiyosaki. While the author of numerous personal finance books including The Guide to Investing and Cash Flow Quadrant, Mr. Kiyosaki is best known for his bestseller, Rich Dad Poor Dad, which chronicles his childhood in Hawaii. He has parlayed the exposure [...]

2017-04-22T21:30:59+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|

Fund of Funds

With the pain of the financial crisis still fresh among equity investors, the quest for uncorrelated asset classes remains strong. These alternative investments, considered safe havens by risk-averse investors, include commodities, real estate, frontier market securities, smart beta ETFs, and hedge funds. The inclusion of these segments diversifies an investment portfolio, reducing market risk. Some [...]

2017-04-18T16:06:24+00:00 April 18th, 2017|