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Pellucid Analytics: A Different Take on Solving the Investment-Banking Culture Problem

Dustin Farivar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Dustin Farivar

I was well into my college career when I actually learned what investment banking was. A friend of mine told me he wanted to essentially sacrifice t...

Respect Is an Action Verb

Valerie Alexander | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

As long as I behave the way I know I need to, I'll never lose the most important respect of all -- respect for myself. And self-respect is the core requirement for a happy life.

WATCH: I Quit My Job Because I Was Way Too Overpaid

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For most people, earning a lot of money and doing a minimal amount of work sounds ideal. But for entrepreneur Hayden Williams, the cushy investment ba...

Tigers or Coal? India Makes a Choice

Madhusree Mukerjee | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Madhusree Mukerjee

The retort appears to be the Indian government's stock response to concerns that its planned expansion of coal mining is so immense that it could render extinct the tiger population of central India.

Wall Street's Rap Sheet Tells a Harrowing Story

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In recent years, we have developed an unhealthy habit of blaming the borrower, but there are two parties in every financial contract -- and the lender is almost always the more experienced, more sophisticated, and more powerful of the two.

LGBT Retirement Money

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

Five ways to find the money to help fund those later years: controlling housing and transportation costs, social security, company retirement plans, and self-directed savings. A fiduciary advisor, fee-only (paid by the hour), can be an excellent source for help.

EU Watchdog Accuses 13 Banks Of Derivatives Collusion

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission says many of the world's largest investment banks appear to have colluded to block attempts by exchanges to trade ...

Dodd-Frank on a Precipice

Daniel Dicker | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Daniel Dicker

The Dodd-Frank rulemaking process, now in its fourth year, has been so long, wonky and arcane that it has entirely lost the interest of the public and the press -- as perhaps was the plan of its detractors.

'Cut and Invest' vs. Austerity

Will Marshall | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Will Marshall

President Obama's new budget attempts to define a progressive alternative to conservative demands for a politics of austerity. European progressives are wrestling with the same challenge, and are reaching similar conclusions.

Do Hedge Funds Care? Yes, They Really Do!

April Rudin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Who better than professional money managers to raise and invest funds while applying the skills that make them successful in their day jobs to philanthropic initiatives?

Why Harvard Students Go Into Anything but Politics

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

Political paralysis is nothing; Washington will regain animation based on the sheer force of your arguments. Senator [insert last name here] sure sounds nice, doesn't it?

Hostess Union Enlists Surprising Bedfellow

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The pension fund for one of Hostess Brands' unions has hired an investment bank to represent workers and pensioners as the maker of Twinki...

Good News For Morgan Stanley

AP | By CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Profits roared back at the investment bank Morgan Stanley in the fourth quarter, reversing a loss in the same period a year ago, whe...

LOOK: You Won't Believe What This Cover Letter Says

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

One student just tried something revolutionary when it comes to applying for a job: being honest. An undergraduate finance student recently wrote a...

Bad News For Workers At This Major Bank

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley plans to cut 1,600 jobs in its investment banking unit, roughly 6 percent of staff in that unit, with employees bei...

Katherine Bindley

What Employers Really Look For In Job Candidates: Someone To Hang Out With

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

Prior to an interview, job seekers may fret about whether their analytical skills are up to par or whether their experience is extensive enough, but w...

Bad News For i-Bankers

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

* Global investment banking fees $15.5 bln in Q3 * JP Morgan tops fees league table By Kylie MacLellan and Douwe Miedema...

Investment Bank Tells Other Investment Banks To Fire People

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Investment banks, set to book $240 billion revenue this year, still need to cut jobs and costs to make the industry profi...

WATCH: Financial Firm Finally Covers 'Call Me Maybe'

Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

Who said suits don’t know how to have a little bit of fun? Following videos from USA Swimming, Cookie Monster and even U.S. troops serving in Afghan...

Sandy Weill's Bank Breakup Hindsight isn't 20-20

Carol Roth | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Carol Roth

While the repeal of Glass-Steagall was certainly a part of making our system fragile to the point where it is at today, thinking that a simple solution like breaking up the banks will be the panacea that we seek is incredibly naïve.

Complete Knightmare Averted For At Least One Day

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Aug 3 (Reuters) - Knight Capital Group Inc has told brokers that it has obtained a line of credit, which will allow it to operate for the day, the W...

Veterans -- The Financial Services Industry Wants You!

Dan Pick | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
Dan Pick

Have you struggled to break into the financial services job market? The finance industry is actively seeking military talent due to their maturity, professionalism, and problem-solving abilities.

Ex-Wells Fargo CEO: 'Investment Bankers Are Risky, Not Investment Banking'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

Banks don't lose money. People lose money. That seems to be the feeling of Richard Kovacevich, the former chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo. "Why thi...

At Goldman Sachs, Something In The Water

The New York Times | William Alden | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

The gleaming new headquarters of Goldman Sachs includes plenty of amenities, like a gym, an in-house physician and workers offering shoe shines. But e...

How to Fix a Banker's Heart

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Economic opportunity and economic justice depends on good banks. We need bankers pumping capital into underserved communities, into innovation and into companies of societal consequence.