Investment banks are in a race to retain talent : As graduates migrate to roles in private equity or trendy industries such as cannabis, big players aim to engage new hires
Every year, while speaking to third- and fourth-year bachelor of commerce students, Ellen O'Brien poses the following question: Who here has landed a position at an investment bank?
Each time, a number of hands shoot up.
Then, Ms. O'Brien - who is a director at financial services recruitment firm Vlaad and Co. Inc. - asks a follow-up question: Who here sees investment banking as a stepping stone to private equity?
Typically all of the hands stay up.
"These individuals hav...