Archive for October 2009

October 30th, 2009, 9:00 am

Rumblings and Mumblings at the FIA Expo

By Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) Mere days before the 25th Annual Futures & Options Expo began on October 21st, the Chicago derivatives market was all abuzz. The cause: the report last week by Crain’s Chicago Business that the CME Group was considering an acquisition of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). Whether the acquisition will come to [...]

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October 29th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Considering More and/or Better Regulation at SIFMA’s Annual Meeting

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) On Tuesday, October 27, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) held its annual meeting in New York. While speakers covered a range of topics, foremost on the conference agenda was the coming changes in regulation, their potential effects, and whether more and/or better regulation is the [...]

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October 29th, 2009, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Ann Ziegler, Chief Financial Officer of CDW

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) Audacious proclamations are the hallmark of the many of the successful among us. “You’ve got to raise your hand,” says CDW’s Ann Ziegler, the corporation’s CFO. No surprise, then, that Ziegler, who is an attorney—not a CPA or Finance MBA—told her boss at Sara Lee— “I want to be [...]

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October 28th, 2009, 1:00 pm

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking™

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) U.S. Banker magazine recently released its annual 25 most powerful women in banking edition. The list is actually several lists: The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking; The 25 Women to Watch; the Top 25 Nonbank Women in Finance and the Top 3 Banking Teams. This year the magazine aptly titled [...]

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October 28th, 2009, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Career Coach: How Final Round Job Interviews Are Different…Or Not

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart™ A workshop participant recently asked me, “How do I prepare for my final interview at [major financial institution]?” Kudos to this person for recognizing that final round job interviews are different from other interviews. At the finalist stage, the prospective employer knows much more about you and can tailor [...]

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October 27th, 2009, 6:00 am

Best of the Best: Working Mother’s Top Companies for Women

By Liz O’Donnell (Boston) Twenty-six financial services firms, seven major technology companies, and four law firms were named in the Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2009 list, giving us hope that despite all the challenges women face and we document on this site every day, there are many companies that understand the value women bring [...]

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October 26th, 2009, 6:00 am

Top Women CFOs: How They Got There

By Liz O’Donnell (Boston) In an effort to support and promote women looking to become Chief Financial Officers, Deloitte Consulting LLP interviewed 15 of the top women CFOs in the United States and Europe. The firm asked a series of questions including: What were the significant moments in your journey to becoming a CFO and [...]

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October 23rd, 2009, 6:00 am

Foundations and Funds: New Trends in Philanthropy

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) You would have thought that with all the belt tightening going on in this economy, people would be cutting back on their charitable endeavours. Not so. In fact, philanthropists are still turning to fund managers for advice and money management – and in increasing numbers. They might not have so much [...]

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October 22nd, 2009, 1:00 pm

The 15th Annual Women on Wall Street Conference 2009 Coverage

By Nicki Gilmour (New York City) “Overcoming Obstacles: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities” was the theme of Deutsche Bank’s 15th annual Women on Wall Street conference (WOWS) held this past Tuesday evening in New York City. And, after some seriously tough market conditions this year, the audience was eager to pick up some tips on how [...]

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October 22nd, 2009, 9:23 am

Preethi Nair at Deutsche Bank’s Women on Wall Street Conference

By Erin Abrams (New York City) How often do you get to attend a conference related to your Wall Street job, and hear a story that involves high intrigue, risk taking, impersonation and leading a double life? Well, I guess this isn’t so uncommon these days if you, like me, work in the field of [...]

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