“The market has a good two years to profit from the energy trading boom, but I think the most intelligent firms will find a way to find longevity beyond that.' - Deborah Rivera, founder of New York-based alternative-investment recruiter The Succession Group

“During market downturns, rewarding producers becomes a priority. Historically producers are rewarded for producing, and as they move into management and further away from direct production, they can be perceived as dispensable," - Deborah Rivera, founder of the Succession Group, a New York-based recruiting firm,

"There's a lot of pressure at the top," says Deborah Rivera of The Succession Group in New York. "Especially if they make a substantial guarantee" to a prospect who later fails to produce as promised.

Deborah Rivera, founder of New York-based Succession Group, says you can excel, regardless of whether you attended an Ivy league institution. That said, the firm will be looking carefully at the quality and visibility of your published work and its potential relevance on Wall Street.

“We're seeing resumes from private-equity funds”-Deborah Rivera, founder of the Succession Group, a New York-based executive-search and consulting firm.

"Structured products and 'solutions' groups are always looking for the best talent - regardless of the state of the market."- Deborah Rivera, president of executive search firm The Succession Group.

Those firms that can't fill positions by recruiting from their competitors will likely continue to look to energy companies, says recruiter Deborah Rivera, founder of the Succession Group.

Deborah Rivera, founder of New York-based alternative-investment recruiter The Succession Group, says demand at hedge funds and fund of funds at investment banks is strong right now, particularly for traders with track records in particular sectors or with a particular strategy.

In addition to opening up new jobs, demand for specialists in commodities, mergers and other areas may mean more movement among firms as competition for top managers increases.- “There's definitely going to be a lot of hiring and moving around this year,'' says Succession Group's Rivera.

The more appropriate career, given your grades and degree, might be Finance – rather than investment banking, says Deborah Rivera, president of The Succession Group, a search firm based in New York.

“Everyone came charging out of the gate at the beginning of the year, and the market didn’t do as well as everybody thought,” said Deborah Rivera, founder of Succession Group, an executive search firm in New York.

This year, employees working in hedge funds, structured finance and credit derivatives will be enjoying the biggest bonuses, said Deborah Rivera, founder and president of the Succession Group, an executive search consulting firm based in New York.

Deborah Rivera, president and founder of search firm The Succession Group in New York. “We’re expecting growth in the near future.”

Deborah Rivera founder and managing partner of the Succession Group, an executive search consultancy focusing on specialized financial services, “Junior professionals will have opportunities if they show they are willing to do the tasks more senior people don’t want to do.” and “The senior people who are in demand now are the ones with relationships and the ability to bring in business.”

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