Tag Archives: FINRA

Keeping Up to Keep Up

It’s a struggle to keep up with what’s going on in your industry. Even when you’re engrossed in it every day, it’s easy to miss the little stuff – who just hired a new head of research, which firm is thinking of expanding into the Midwest, the bank that just signed a deal for a new proprietary software system.

Still, when you’re in the mix, your network makes it a lot easier for you.  “Hey, did you hear Joe is taking an assignment in Asia?”  “You saw that XYZ is selling off its widget-hedging business to LMOP, right?”

Water cooler talk isn’t just gossip. It’s a way to keep current and hear about opportunities.

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Going Public (Sector)

Most Wall Streeters will tell you that the phrases “SEC Congressional testimony” and “good news” don’t go together.  But Mary Schapiro dropped some good news for job-seekers in her July testimony on the SEC’s restructuring.  Peppered throughout her statements were references to the agency’s need to increase staffing.  So, if you’ve ever secretly considered a transition to the “dark side,” this may be your chance. Continue reading