Where can I find some of the best discussions on asset management?
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These are a collection of some of the best discussions created for and replied to by members of the WSO community on the topic of Asset Management. Keep in mind this is by no means a comprehensive list and reading old and current posts will help you learn more about the industry. If you think we missed one that should be included here, please e-mail [email protected] the request.
Q&A & Interview posts withprofessionals:
- The Frieds Interview, Part One (background, 7 pieces of non-target advice), Part Two (a typical day, mentorship, low/high points, New Jersey), Part Three (future, politics, "MBA Is A Joke")
One of WSO's top users and authors, Frieds has worked inand delivers an entertaining spin on career advice.
See the full list of Q&A's & Interviews here: here.
IsRight for Me?
-Job Function: This thread starts as a discussion on when to use discount brokers, private wealth managers, and private bankers, but also gives a good idea of what exactly each type of firm does
-Which Job?: WSO users give insight on which jobs offer the best work / life balance in asset management
Getting a Job
-Certifications (Undergraduate): WSO users offer advice on certifications worth completing for asset management while an undergrad
-CFA: This thread focuses on exactly how the Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, can help your career. Note that everyone has slightly different feelings about the CFA
-Moving Up: WSO users discuss a career switch from back office to front office in asset management. Long-time WSO user jqbuyside chimes in with some very good advice.
Life in Finance
-In the Office: This discussion focuses on the amount of face time necessary in asset management if you want to fit in
-Math: WSO users discuss the levels of math needed to be successful in asset management, touching on a number of different areas
-Turnover: This thread covers turnover at pwm and private banking firms
The Best: WSO users debate the top asset management firms, and, as usual, there is no clear winner
-Starting Location: This thread touches on the best places to start a career for Asset Management, while this thread discusses the main asset management centers by city and region