Researchers at University of London and the University of Birmingham found  some managers placed as much importance on whether a candidate fitted the traditional image of an investment banker as on their skills and qualifications

The right pair of oxfords can make or break a potential job candidate in staid investment banking circles in Britain, according to a new report. Candi(...)

Bats Europe accounts for about 24 per cent of daily trading in European shares. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Europe’s biggest stock exchange Bats Europe could open a base outside London following Brexit, its head told Reuters, voicing doubts about whether the(...)

The City of London: it will argue that because the UK is the biggest export market for the rest of the union it should be able to negotiate a beefed-up version of Switzerland’s arrangement. Photograph: iStock

The City of London has given up hope of universal access to the EU single market and is now seeking a bespoke deal for its different sectors to trade (...)

London City: The possibility London is cut off from the rest of the EU bloc is a particularly acute problem for Wall Street banks. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Big investment banks with their European headquarters in London will start the process of moving jobs from the UK within weeks of the government trigg(...)

David Davis, known in his time as the UK’s Europe minister as “Monsieur Non”. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Once Britain voted to leave the European Union, there appeared to be two ways it could happen. The first was quickly and reasonably amicably, with an(...)

Former European Union commissioner for internal markets and services Michel Barnier: seen by many as “no friend” of the City of London. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has risked antagonising the United Kingdom ahead of its forthcoming negotiations on exit from the European Union with the sur(...)

The implications for Britain’s security situation and border control is just one strand of a staggeringly complex picture as Britain begins the task of extricating itself from 43 years of directives, regulations and trade deals.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The horrific Bastille Day attack in Nice and surge in violence in Germany has rekindled fears and public concerns about security in Europe. The issue (...)

 Gathering to mark the settlement between Paddy McKillen (front row centre) and the Barclay Brothers and members of McKillen’s team including Mike Aynsley (front row with glass in hand) and Richard Woodhouse (front row second from right)

For many years, Mark Hollingsworth has used his role as a journalist and author to spy on people and inveigle information useful to his wealthy client(...)

The billboard truck drove around London and its message was simple: “Dear start-ups: Keep calm and move to Berlin.” Photograph: Free Democratic Party/PA Wire

After last month’s Brexit vote, a billboard truck drove around London’s Silicon Roundabout district, the heart of the city’s thriving technology scene(...)

Paul Klebnikov: This week the US Department of State (Paul was a New Yorker of Russian lineage) called for an end to “the culture of impunity” seemingly afforded those responsible for his death. File photograph: Misha Japaridze/AP

I was horrified by those pictures of cheering Tories as Theresa May became British prime minister on Monday. Not horrified because in among them was s(...)