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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 gen...
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CFA and Exit Opps for Long Only I am starting at a 200B+ AUM long only firm as a buy side equity research analyst out of undergrad. Should I be looking into a CFA or focusing more on recruiting? I'm thinking about possibly joining a L/S (due to background) or event driven fund. What are the names I should be looking into? ...
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Books/Primers for Incoming Fixed Income AnalystHey WSO, I'll be starting as as a fixed income analyst at a major AM firm (Fidelity, Vanguard, PIMCO etc.) in the next month in their Investment Grade team and was wondering if any WSO monkeys had some reading suggestions to help me prepare for the job. I've been reading Fabozzi's Handbook of Fixed ...
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John Hancock Investment Division Rotational ProgramI don't see a lot of John Hancock/Manulife on here, so I hope I'm not repeating a thread. I'm currently interning at Manulife Asset Management in Boston, and I just found out about a post grad two-year rotational program at John Hancock/Manulife in the investments division, which starts recruiting ...
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Endowments & Foundations Part 2: Asset Allocation Now that this crazy week is coming to an end I have some time to write another one of these posts. Part 1 gave an overview of the E&F industry, and now Part 2 is going to go into detail on a crucial part of the E&F investment process: asset allocation. Many call E&F professionals asset o...
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Endowments & Foundations Part 2: Asset Allocation Now that this crazy week is coming to an end I have some time to write another one of these posts. Part 1 gave an overview of the E&F industry, and now Part 2 is going to go into detail on a crucial part of the E&F investment process: asset allocation. Many call E&F professionals asset o...
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So you want to break into the buy-side out of undergrad? Here's what you can do.Been a member for a a few months and as noted in my first couple posts I mentioned the CFA a lot. Deep down I would want nothing more than be in Asset Management. Lately I have posted about ib, pwm, etc because I read what others have said and almost took it as set in stone. I was trying to convince...
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So you want to break into the buy-side out of undergrad? Here's what you can do.Been a member for a a few months and as noted in my first couple posts I mentioned the CFA a lot. Deep down I would want nothing more than be in Asset Management. Lately I have posted about ib, pwm, etc because I read what others have said and almost took it as set in stone. I was trying to convince...
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JPM Investment Management Full Time Analyst 2015 - US Equities Large Cap ValueHas anyone who interviewed with them heard back yet? It's been 6 weeks already for me. ...
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BlackRock - Alternatives (BAI)Any thoughts about this group? How is their reputation? Comp/exit opps/skills? BAI vs PMG/FMG/PAG? European openings are in London and Zurich. It is under Investments umbrella. Short description: ABOUT: The BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) team is responsible for strategic planning and oversigh...
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BlackRock - Alternatives (BAI)Any thoughts about this group? How is their reputation? Comp/exit opps/skills? BAI vs PMG/FMG/PAG? European openings are in London and Zurich. It is under Investments umbrella. Short description: ABOUT: The BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) team is responsible for strategic planning and oversigh...
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Merrill Lynch - Wealth Management DivisionHello WSO community, Does anyone know the specific groups within the Wealth Management Division at Merrill Lynch? I'm not finding too much information online. For example, some specific groups within PWM at Goldman Sachs include Regional Management, Equity solutions, Strats, Private Lending, Strateg...
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FINALLY headed to work in FO After my career started in BO and MO roles for ~3.5 years I finally received the offer for a FO role. (granted I move like 20 feet away given the size of my company). I will be supporting the PMs/Analysts in various capacities, whether helping on research, or re-balancing and other account trading...
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BlackRock SalariesDoes anyone know if BlackRock raised their salaries for 2016 analysts? If so what is it? ...
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Manager of Mangers/ Public Investments at FoundationHi WSO, I have interviews coming up for a position on a Public Investments team of a Foundation - they are a Manager of Managers, selecting managers internationally and investing in mostly equities - as I have never worked in MoM/Public Investments before, I am basically starting my preparation from...
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Manager of Mangers/ Public Investments at FoundationHi WSO, I have interviews coming up for a position on a Public Investments team of a Foundation - they are a Manager of Managers, selecting managers internationally and investing in mostly equities - as I have never worked in MoM/Public Investments before, I am basically starting my preparation from...
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Responding to RecruiterI was contacted by a recruiter recently looking to fill a position. They're from a bigger company in AM. I'm not interested in the job the recruiter approached about (mainly because it's not the role I want). But I also want to keep good relations since I'm relatively junior and the industry within ...
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Phd Finance vs Phd Computer Science vs Quant JobHello everyone!!! I'm new to this and the discussion has already been beaten to death before or in other places. However, I'd like to hear some more recent opinion. The time is almost up for me to answer to a job offer I got. It's from a top quant shop where I interned this summer. I don't want to t...
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Entry-level AM/IM roles in Boston/New YorkI'm a rising senior at a non-target school in Boston with a pretty bad GPA (3.1). I'm Econ/Business, and I have a lot of interning experience, as my school has 6-month internships. I have two experiences in back office/IT at AM firms/divisions, but my current experience is in an AM role with a pre...
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Entry-level AM/IM roles in Boston/New YorkI'm a rising senior at a non-target school in Boston with a pretty bad GPA (3.1). I'm Econ/Business, and I have a lot of interning experience, as my school has 6-month internships. I have two experiences in back office/IT at AM firms/divisions, but my current experience is in an AM role with a pre...
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Local Office vs. Big City (JPMHey guys, I heard from a reputable friend that at JPM the internships for PWM or PB are just as good (and less competitive) in a local office as compared to a big city office (NYC, DC, etc.). Will working in a local office (instead of a big city office) for an internship make it more difficult to l...
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Product Management/Marketing?Does anyone have any information on the career path/transitioning to or from these types of roles? I found a few old posts on here related to them, but for the most part they appear to be fairly inconsistent. From what I could gather, they are more on the client facing and sales/marketing side of th...
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Decoding TYG's income tax explanationCould someone help me with TYG's explanation of their decrease in DTL? "During [2Q15], the fund's deferred tax liability decreased by $35MM to $912MM, primarily as a result of the decline in value of its investment portfolio." My understanding is that DTL's are created when GAAP taxes exceed IRS ta...
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