A GOOD quality leather satchel was a rare find four years ago. The schoolbag market was dominated by canvas and velcro record bags that Julie Deane, founder of the hugely successful Cambridge Satchel Company, found “shabby”.
MY MATE and I were thrilled when a beautiful young lady, Sarah, sat down between us with a smile. As two Aussies, we immediately battled for her attention with our attempts at cool charm and quick wit.
KRISTO Kaarmann and Taavet Hinrikus are the two Estonian founders of TransferWise, the peer-to-peer platform for transferring money. Parallels between TransferWise and Skype abound, not least because Hinrikus was Skype’s first employee.
CONSIDERING the current employment climate in the City, and the ruthless job cuts hitting the headlines, you would be forgiven for considering packing your bags and taking an early retirement in the country.
A global financial services firm is looking to recruit a compliance analyst on a six month rolling contract. Knowledge and/or experience of UK and European regulation is essential.
I WAS so tired at breakfast that, when the waitress asked if I wanted coffee, I just tapped the table a few times. When she asked about sugar, I flattened my hand, palm downwards, and slowly waved it left and right.
COMPLIANCE HEAD OF TRAINING
A global investment bank is looking for a new head of training within its compliance department. Financial industry background and managerial experience desirable.
YOU’VE found your niche, you’ve written your business plan, you’ve arranged suitable financing. Surely that’s the hard part done? All that remains is the difficult work of growing your company, making your sales, and pleasing your customers.
I MEET Ning Li at Made.com’s new showroom in Notting Hill. I’m assured it’s not the online company’s first step towards being just another high street furniture retailer, but a new way to “engage with customers”.
THE investment management certificate (IMC) is both a foundation for those with future plans for the chartered financial analyst (CFA) programme, and a qualification that demonstrates regulatory competence.
GLOBAL EQUITY SALES SPECIALIST
£150k-£250k pa, plus bonus
An independent private equity house is looking for a global equities specialist. This is a high-level position and only experienced candidates need apply.
THE girl was clearly nervous as her job interview got underway. I asked her why Australia had such a high inflation rate and I was incredulous at her answer: “I believe it is mostly ‘imported inflation’”. I pulled a face. “Imported inflation?
THIS year’s MBA students have only just begun their studies, but the first deadline for next year’s applicants has already passed. You haven’t missed the boat – schools accept new students on a rolling basis over the full year.
THE aborigine guide’s eyes widened in disbelief when he saw the bright yellow pyjamas, and he said “you had better take those off mate.” So David Norwood stripped down to his underwear and we set off on our wild pig shoot in the north of Australi
THE recruitment profession has acquired a bad name over the past few years – a consequence of the commoditisation of the process, a decline in the quality of customer service and a shrinking of the jobs market.
Coral founder Joe Coral, born Joseph Kagarlitsky, set up his first pitches at Haringay and White City greyhound tracks in 1927.
It is now part of Gala Coral group, one of Europe’s largest betting and gaming businesses.