Archive for August 2009

August 31st, 2009, 1:00 pm

Climate Change: The New Investment Frontier

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) Fund managers are faced with a rack of new decisions, shaped by the climate change agenda: should we invest in ‘clean’ energies like wind power? If you know an organisation consumes a lot of carbon, does that make its market value less? On top of that, it’s a political hot potato, [...]

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August 31st, 2009, 6:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-up

Contributed by Martin Mitchell of the Corporate Training Group The FDIC identified an increase in the number of problem banks. The Terra Firma seals its first US acquisition. Close Brothers are bidding for a private banking franchise. These are but a few highlights of important market events that we’ve gathered to help you start the [...]

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August 28th, 2009, 6:00 am

Queen of the City: Pay Limits for Bankers? The Debate Rages On

In the last ten years, the average FTSE 100 chief executive’s pay packet pole-vaulted up by 295%. Contrast that with the mere 50% increase in earnings of average citizen in the UK (according to Manifest, which advises investors on corporate governance). The banking industry hasn’t exactly held bank on paying itself big bucks in bad [...]

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August 27th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Green Jobs for Executive Women in Finance and the Fortune 500

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) Even as traditional jobs are being cut, “green” jobs are opening up, creating hot new career opportunities for executive women.

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August 27th, 2009, 6:00 am

35 Under 35: Gayle Tait, General Manager of UK and Ireland business, L’Oréal

For our ongoing series, London-based writer Elizabeth Harrin spoke with Gayle Tait, a 32-year-old executive woman from cosmetics giant L’Oreal, about her career path, her international placement in Paris, and her ascension to general manager of Ireland and the UK. General Manager of L’Oréal at the age of 32, Gayle Tait has come a long [...]

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August 26th, 2009, 12:00 pm

Confessions of a City Girl: Navigating the Testosterone-laden Financial Industry

What does it mean to be a City Girl today? Can City Girls have it all? Barbara Stcherbatcheff (a.k.a. City Girl), who has worked in banking and derivatives in London for over five years, tackles these questiosn and more in her new book called “Confessions of a City Girl.” TheGlassHammer.com has 10 signed copies of the book [...]

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August 26th, 2009, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Career-Coach: How Do I Create A Cover Letter Template?

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart When creating a profile specifically for a company’s hiring site, what is the best, most effective “generic” cover letter for different positions within various divisions? This question came from a recent teleseminar attendee, and I love the sub-questions implicit in it. First of all, should you ever write a [...]

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August 25th, 2009, 6:00 am

Overcoming Madoff in Fund Management

by Elizabeth Harrin (London)  “We have definitely seen a deterioration in potential investors because of Mr. Madoff’s activities,” says Tonya Powell, Principal at ELP Capital, Inc, investment company which specializes in real estate-secured assets. “The biggest issue is trust, and the almost automatic assumption created by the media that all fund managers may have participated [...]

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August 24th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Marlys Appleton, Vice President and Chair of Sustainability Steering Committee, AIG Investments

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) Marlys Appleton, chair of AIG Investments’ Sustainability Steering Committee, is a champion for and architect of the integration of sustainability into the investment process. But it is a role no one – not even she – could have foreseen when she began her career more than 20 years ago. [...]

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August 24th, 2009, 6:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-up

Contributed by Martin Mitchell of the Corporate Training Group European private equity LBO activity shows signs of life. The Swiss government makes a 26% annualised return on the UBS bail-out. Global corporate bond issuance for 2009 is already more than $1 trillion. These are but a  few highlights  of important market events that we’ve gathered to [...]

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