I’m a vice president in an investment bank. I’ve been here five years after joining through a side entrance as an associate, and if I’ve observed one thing, it’s that banks are wasteful places. There’s a lot of beating of the cost-cutting drum in the C-sui
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Inclusion, diversity and career development are not just buzz words at BlackRock – they are embedded in its culture. There are a huge range of inclusion and diversity (I&D) programmes and networks available: from the Women’s Leadership Forum and Multicultu
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