Yuya Shino/Reuters Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son Japanese tech and telecom giant SoftBank has hired Colin Fan, a former head of investment banking and trading at Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg News’ Stephanie Baker reports.  The Hong Kong-born banker joined Deutsche Bank as a credit trader in 1998. Over 19 years, Fan rose through the ranks, eventually being named co-head of the firm’s […]

Flagship Pioneering A $ 1.75 billion venture capital firm just hired the former vice chairman of investment banking at JPMorgan. Stephen Berenson had worked at JPMorgan for more than 30 years and now joins the firm as an executive partner. Flagship Pioneering, which until December 2016 was known as Flagship Ventures, is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based […]

Reuters RBS former Chairman Tom McKillop (L) and ex-CEO Fred Goodwin arrive for the RBS shareholders meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland November 20, 2008. LONDON – Fred Goodwin, the former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, will likely avoid cross-examination in court after a group representing investors and former employees agreed to settle its dispute with […]

Acorns Acorns cofounders Jeff and Walter Cruttenden. Popular micro-investing app Acorns just made a big hire. The firm announced that Christopher Jones, BlackRock’s former cohead of global active equities, will join the company as Chair of the Investment Committee. Jones will advise on long-term strategy and oversee ETF’s, portfolio construction, and risk management. “He is not only a best-in-class investor […]

[unable to retrieve full-text content] WorldQuant University Igor Tulchinsky A former hedge funder is offering a free masters degree in a field that’s integral to Wall Street’s future.  Igor Tulchinsky, a former managing director at Millennium Partners, a New York-based hedge fund, founded WorldQuant University last year. The program, which offers students a two-year education in […]

Billionaire trader Stanley Druckenmiller, formerly a top investment strategist to George Soros, has listed his palatial Greenwich, Connecticut, estate for $ 31.5 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The estate has 12,238 square feet of living space and eight bedrooms in total. It sits on nearly 20 acres and is technically three lots combined into one. Druckenmiller and […]

Melia Robinson/Business Insider If Rubio’s is the David to Chipotle’s Goliath, David is catching up. The San Diego-born chain, founded by a college-aged surfer and made famous for its fish taco recipe, rose to fame when it toppled Chipotle to become the top-rated Mexican restaurant chain in America in a 2015 Consumer Reports survey. Since […]

Sarah Jacobs Geoff Bartakovics in his apartment in SoHo. Before following his passion into the arena of food media, Geoff Bartakovics was working in finance. A business manager in fixed income trading at UBS, Bartakovics claims his seven years in banking helped set him up for success when founding Tasting Table, his growing food media empire that […]

LONDON — Former ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet believes that the eurozone is not facing “an existential threat,” but thinks the bloc needs urgent reforms to defend itself from rising threats like populism Speaking in an interview with Business Insider Deutschland’s Christoph Asche, Trichet called for the eurozone to have its own finance minister, as well as for a […]