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SPOTLIGHT: Asset Management Powow Rules and FAQsThe goal of Wall Street Oasis’ Asset Management Powow is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life in asset management, from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goal, we’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page for Wall Street in...
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Good Weekly Market Summary/ Commentary e-mail, website, blogsHi, I work in a group responsible for constructing optimized portfolios through asset allocation with intermediate to long term views. Therefore, short term volatility is not my group's primary concern but obviously I want to understand state of capital markets. Can you recommend any good weekly ma...
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Deutsche Asset Management Internship - things to look out for?Starting an Asset Management internship at Deutsche very soon in time - I'm wondering if you guys had any insight to share on the culture, dress code, experience, hours, etc? I appreciate it. ...
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JPMorgan Private Bank - Compensation Ladder & Lifestyle?Hello fellow primates. This is my first post on WSO. I've done lots of searches on this site and elsewhere on the web concerning this topic already and I've found very little information concerning salary and bonus levels for Private Banking, specifically at JPM as you move up the ladder. I've been ...
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BlackRock Investment Institute Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the Investment Institute (BII) group at BlackRock from the inside? If you do, could you give me an overview of what analysts do in this group? Thank You ...
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401K rollover expectations to independent brokers (baby boomers)I am working on assumptions for an M&A project and need to make an assumption regarding what percentage of 401K money/assets will flow to independent brokers as babyboomers retire and 401Ks get rolled over to IRAs. All searches seem to reflect articles offering advice to babyboomers who may be ...
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Bankruptcy and FA PositionI'm looking to transition from equities prop trading (Chimera, Tower Hill, Trillium) to a PWM or FA role. I had to file for bankruptcy 4 years ago, how much will that affect my chances of getting hired in one of these roles? Thanks in advance for any insights. ...
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asset management internship tipsHi everyone, I'm a finance studenti from a target school, i think I have decent grades, not the best ones bit i think above the "cut-off". I'd like ti do an experience in the financial sector, in particolar i'd like to try ti get an internship in private wealth management or Asset Management. Next y...
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Best in class Impact investing Managers? Does anyone know of any firms that have a strong impact investing program i.e. where they either manage a portfolio of public stocks of companies that have a positive social impact or invest directly in private companies that fall in the category. It seems like an interesting career if you want to b...
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Starting a Hedge/Private Equity/Investment Fund. Launching your ownHow does one usually do it successfully? Are most fairly experienced in the industry before they launch their own fund? How about contacts? Thanks. ...
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AMA: Internal Wholesaler at a Mutual FundI work at a large MF in the Northeast as an internal wholesaler. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's basically inside sales. I make outbound dials to financial advisors to sell them our mutual funds among other things. I have over 4 years of work experience and am going for Level II o...
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Emerging Markets Fixed Income Intern- The HartfordHello, I will be starting my Internship as an Emerging market Fixed Income intern next week at The Hartford. I would really appreciate if someone from the industry can guide me as to what topics and theories should I look to read before my internship starts? Also, in general how should I prepare for...
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Will traditional value investing be eliminated by quantitive trading? I read a book by Peter Lynch; for me, he was really qualitative about choosing which firms to invest in. However, now many hedge funds are building complex math models with computer coding to analyze the market(HF, algo trading etc.) . I'm curious about how quantitive trading will impact traditional...
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Salary StructuresHow is incentive structured in large asset management firms for the junior associates/analysts? (e.g. % increase in base salary per year + part formulaic/part discretionary bonus, etc.) ...
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BlackRock Green Package and PRISM --Can anyone explain them? ...
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Need some info on a companyHi Everyone, I recently accepted an offer with these guys to intern for the summer. I was just wondering what their reputation was like and such. I'm at a non-target so banking was hard this year to even land some interviews. Buy-side asset mgmt sounds pretty cool but I am unsure what the next step...
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Fixed income interview: which company's bond should we buy?I have an upcoming interview with an Asset Management firm for a role in their FI group. Before the interview they are asking me to write a short recommendation on which company's 10yr bullet bond the firm should purchase. Three companies were given and their credit ratings are BBB,BBB,BBB+ respecti...
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Differences in values: Equity Research and Asset ManagementSorry for the re-post: I did not get any responses in the last discussion I know that the actual terms may offer AM under Equity Research (or vice versa). I was wondering if there were specific skills that would be useful in both fields: I haven't really decided which path was more suited for me. Ho...
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Investments - Long Duration vs Short DurationHello guys, I know that duration is defined as how sensible the NPV of a cash flow is in relation to a variation in the discount rate. Having said that, is there any situation where a long duration for an investment is desirable? When should one desire a short duration/long duration? Thanks in advan...
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how do you maintain/regain your passion?hi guys, how do you regain or maintain your passion? have you ever had a point where your passion for your job just suddenly disappears due to work circumstances (bad fit for team culture, unmotivating management, etc)? Have the environment and people at work ever affected how passionate you feel? ...
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How good is Vontobel Asset Management?I was wondering if anyone has any information about Vontobel Asset Management based in New York City. Along the lines of reputation of firm, and generally how they are veiwed on the street ...
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MSc. at Cass in Investment ManagementHi guys! I am wondering which MSc. to choose for breaking into PB/AM/WM in London. I managed to start the application process too late, so I have only four options: MSc. in Investment Managment at Cass vs MSc. in Finance at Grenoble Ecole de Management, London Campus (also Henley and Hult, but I thi...
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How does one break into asset management?I'm entering my senior year of college at a non-target school (UF) and I want to get a job in Asset Management. Without an AM internship how should I go about getting an entry level job in AM? ...
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Most sophisticated fund-of-funds? What are some of the most sophisticated fund-of-funds out there in terms of the rigor of their approach towards evaluating managers? Some that come to mind are BAAM, PAAMCO, Mesirow, KKR Prisma, and Magnitude. Any others? ...
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Help evaluate AM job offer!Hi all, I currently work for a financial software company as a software dev making about $115k/yr with a tiny ~3% bonus. I got a job offer from a growing small quant equity Asset Management company. The offer is for $95k with a potential bonus of $15-20k/yr. Is this a reasonable offer for a highly q...
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