Layoffs Watch '16: Banks Committing Elder Abuse In Fixed Income

If you're over the age of 30...get ready to pack up your belongings.
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New head of fixed-income at Barclays.

Apparently the move to cut anyone before before the 90s has gone so well in London that Goldman Sachs and Bank of America are considering following in suit.

About 70 percent of credit traders cut in London last year at the 12 largest investment banks had worked in the financial industry for more than 10 years, according to data compiled by headhunters Michelangelo Search, which specializes in sales, trading and research roles. That’s increasingly leaving trading desks manned by more junior colleagues. Experienced, better-compensated staff are falling victim to banks’ efforts to reduce costs as they try to generate profit within constraints imposed by regulators and central banks since the global financial crisis. There’s more to come as banks from Bank of America Corp. to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. consider cuts as soon as this quarter.

Banks Cutting Most-Experienced Bond Traders in Fixed-Income Cull [Bloomberg]

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