Hedge Fund Fight Night

What requires a sturdy head, quick-thinking skills, and a never-back-down attitude? Working in a high pressure financial job ........and boxing. In Hong Kong there is a charity...

Treat Banks Like Restaurants, Make Ratings Public

Jonathan Weil of Bloomberg wrote an interesting piece where he argues that CAMELs ratings should be made public. He argues the secrecy of the ratings allows the institutions...

Say No To The Finance Job, Create Jobs Instead

Andy note: This post was recommended by the author as a good one to repost to homepage - "Since it is recruiting season I think this post might be a good one to bump, VFA will...

Recruitment Season: Doom and Gloom or Great Success?

Vontropnats had an awesome post last week on the beginning of the recruitment season. The fact remains, however, that this could be one of the worst recruitment seasons ever....

Your Age May Keep You From Getting A Job

We have all seen "Am I Too Old" threads for IB, B-School, etc. on the fora. Just like your weight, height, and physical appearance, your age is a factor that affects your...

Oversharing And Friendship At Work: Your Environment

It seems like many people on WSO (and elsewhere) spend more time with their coworkers than their family or friends. Even though nowadays we are all hooked up to electronic...

Olympi-nomics: Medal Taxes Controversy and Surprising NBC Success

This has NBC feeling fantastic that they locked up the contract to show the Olympics through 2020. In addition, millions have seen promos for their new shows, shows that need...

Your Job Won't Be On Wall Street, If You Have One

Although most people on WSO shoot for Front Office jobs the majority of "Wall Street" works in the Middle Office and Back Office. These jobs are quickly moving away from...

Five Types Of People Who Will Fail In Finance

There are certain types of people who will fail in the business world. While many of these types of people will not get through the hiring process, I'm sure you all have plenty...

The One Thing Causing "A Permanent National Recession" In The U.S.

In 1983, almost 30 years ago, a report from Pres. Reagan's commission on education titled A Nation At Risk stated that the educational system in the U.S. was "a rising tide of...

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