Bulge bracket banks face up to boutique brain drain

Independents are thriving and, with no constraints on pay, they will continue to tempt the very best bankers away from big firms in 2018. But not all boutiques are created equal, says David Rothnie.

  • By David Rothnie
  • 08 Feb 2018

This bonus season will bring a further movement of banking talent from bulge bracket to the buoyant independent sector, where there is the promise of better pay and better client exposure.

Since the financial crisis, it’s been a one-way brain drain, as an entire generation of rainmakers have ...

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