Special forces training, dogs and six-figure salaries – how law firms are trying to keep staff happy

Resilience training from former soldiers, dogs in the office and £ 160,000 salaries for juniors are just some of the ways London law firms are trying to keep their staff happy during a challenging period for morale. Salaries have spiraled in the sector since 2020, with pay topping £ 160,000 for newly qualified lawyers at … Read more

Blackstone, Carlyle brace for private equity’s terrible hangover ‘

Despite the sunny weather, the outlook was less rosy this week in Berlin, where the private equity industry met for its annual industry summit. In a week when the S&P 500 stock index fell into a bear market and both the US Federal Reserve and Bank of England raised interest rates, buyout bosses met in … Read more

Hector Sants: City workers aren’t immune from money troubles

Sir Hector Sants was chief executive of the Financial Services Authority and head of compliance at Barclays. He is currently chair of the Money and Pensions Service. Over the past decade, the financial services community has made huge strides in bringing conversations about mental wellbeing to the forefront. But there is still a way to … Read more

Zendesk Stock Soars on Report of Fresh Buyout Deal

Text size Pedestrians walk past the entrance to Zendesk headquarters in San Francisco. David Paul Morris / Bloomberg Zendesk soared early Friday after The Wall Street Journal reported the provider of cloud-based customer-service software was in takeover talks with a group of buyout firms. Zendesk (ticker: ZEN) jumped more than 53% to $ 88.95 in … Read more

Zendesk Close to Striking Buyout Deal, Sources Say

Zendesk Inc. is close to a deal with a group of buyout firms, according to people familiar with the matter, resurrecting a failed attempt to sell itself in what would be one of the biggest private-equity takeovers of the year. A deal with a group that includes Hellman & Friedman LLC and Permira could be … Read more

US stock futures drop as Powell testimony looms, recession worries return to the spotlight

Recession worries were roaring back into the spotlight for Wall Street on Wednesday, with equity futures and oil prices dropping, as investors looked ahead to Congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. How are stock-index futures trading? S&P 500 futures ES00, -1.67% dropped 1.6%, to 3,707 Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -1.44% dropped … Read more