MAY THE HIRING RESUME – After years of banking restructures, it appears European firms have had a watershed moment and are now focusing on hiring. This includes European banks on both sides of the pond, as they seek to add personnel from American rivals. Deutsche Bank CEO, John Cryan, said in March he wanted the business to return to “controlled growth”, and Credit Suisse made a statement earlier in the year claiming they’re done shrinking the trading business and will look to grow in high-return areas. Surprisingly the European regulations have provided an unexpected selling point; regulations which limit the size of bonuses paid to twice a person’s salary, has resulted in some traders seeing the fixed part of their remuneration hit the roof. The market has seen a significant hiring spree among senior level bankers, however, will we see this trickle down to the rest of the market? Let’s see what 2018 has to offer.  #SpartanInternational