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Welcome to the Financial Services Community

Welcome to the Finance Community at Rice Business! Rice Business is ranked #5 Best MBA for Finance by Princeton Review and is the top MBA program for students seeking investment banking opportunities in Houston. We are here to keep you connected to what’s happening in the finance industry. If you are interested in learning about investment banking, corporate finance, investment management, private equity, or venture capital please see our resources.  Welcome to the CDO!

Bitcoin bull market is fueling another boom in blockchain startup deals

BitCoin

Coinbase Ventures launched in 2018 on the heels of an unprecedented boom-bust cycle for bitcoin, which saw the currency’s price peak at nearly $20,000 before losing half its value in a little more than a month.

As a cryptocurrency trading …

By James Thorne
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Wealth management firm Robertson Stephens expands into Houston with key hires

Robertson Stephens

San Francisco-based wealth management firm Robertson Stephens recently established a Houston office with a series of new hires.

Robertson Stephens Wealth Management LLC announced the hiring of Christopher Knapp as managing director and principal of the firm’s Houston office on …

By Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews
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25 Best Investment Banks to Work For in 2021

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Today, we’re thrilled to release our 2021 Banking 25, a ranking of the best investment banking firms to work for in North America. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 3,000 banking professionals. Conducted this past fall, …

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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Is Working Remotely the Future of Finance?

Remote Working

The pandemic forced a grand work-from-home experiment on finance. But is an all-remote team really the future?

 

In mid-March, retail cosmetics shop Ulta Beauty closed all 1,254 stores and CFO Scott Settersten and his 200-person finance team, like much …

By Russ Banham
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Six Strategies For Digitally Transforming Finance In An Evolving Business Environment

Transforming Finance

One of the key business lessons that has come out of the Covid-19 pandemic is the critical need to digitize operations, with financial processes near the top of the list. Simple things like being able to pay suppliers and get …

By Mikko Hytönen
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