The 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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Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/24/13. So I've seen a few posts lately asking about mutual funds, asset management gigs, and alternatives to the sell-side out of college, and hopefully my experience taking the asset management route to hedge fund rather tha...
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I'm moving from sell side to buy side, and got two offers: A is a quant role with an Asset Management firm, but not the famous one. Job responsibilities are to develop quant research model, maintain data and etc. The PM I'm going to work with doesn't have quant background, so I'm worried I cannot le...
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Has anyone heard back from BlackRock for the Analyst program starting in 2016? The website is being weird and not letting me see my application - is this happening to anyone else? ...
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I have a interview with J.P Morgan where I have to answer 4 questions on video, but there is not an interview on the other side. Has anyone had any experience with this? ...
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Anyone applied to this position? Any updates? ...
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Anyone familiar on what the process is like for breaking into state/county pension funds. Pay doesn't seem to be on par with the private sector but the hours are usually way better and the there's a lot less competition from HBS types (with a few exceptions). One thing I've noticed is that there rea...
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So recently I've been looking into AM, but the resources on it are few and far between. I was wondering if anybody could give me a primer of what AM is like at a BB? What's your day like? Hours? Pay? Exit opps? Hierarchy? Technical skills required? college endeavors that would help for hiring? etc....
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Any advice on coming up with stock picks for interviews at AM firms? How in depth should they be? Where should I look for ideas, etc. ...
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What should I be asking buy-side portfolio managers and analysts? Here is what I'm looking at: - Read Ratio (i.e. how many emails received vs sent) - Dependence (i.e. 80% their own idea, 20% sell-side) - Ideas vs Content (i.e. do they use them for the technical stuff like models or actually listen ...
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Does anyone have any details about the various groups within the GS AIMS division? I know the group is a part of GSAM, and has offices in Salt Lake City and New York. It includes the Private Equity Group and Hedge Fund Strategies groups, both of which I believe are fund of funds (if this is incorrec...
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Hey guys, Coming up on crunch time for lvl 1 in December. Any recommendations for final prep / mocks to take? I am using Kaplan Schweser and have done 2 mocks thus far (68 and 72) and about 800 qbank questions. Plan to do prob 3 more mocks including CFAI's mock prior to the exam so I should be able ...
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Hi everyone, I'm trying to compare the riskiness of two bond markets, using BAML indices as proxies. In one approach, I am calculating annualized volatility of total returns and in the second approach, I am calculating the Beta of one index relative to the other. ...however I got some results that d...
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Hi guys, I'm a junior from a non target school who's managed to land a first round interview for the scholarship. It's basically a grant of 10k + an internship. I got invited for a first round interview to be considered for the Fixed Income and Beta Strategies teams. I'm extremely interested in both...
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I applied for a seasonal client associate position with ML and have an interview late this week. I'm more interested in investment banking than wealth management, but I'm curious: what skills are transferable? Is it worth taking the job? What was your experience like? I thought it'd be good to get ...
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Currently an engineering major looking for summer internships working in finance. I managed to get an on-site with BlackRock for the PAG group. It seems very interesting because it's both finance and technology, which seems to be an appropriate place for me to learn more about business. However goin...
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I know that SSGA is huge in AM, but does anyone know anything about their culture, comp, exit ops? How is their reputation compared to firms like BlackRock & Fidelity? Have an interview coming up, just curious. ...
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Just curious if there's quite a bit of concept vs calculation. Obviously you have to know calculations to pass, but wondering if total formula memorization is necessary if a lot of it is market concepts. ...
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I mentioned a while back my transition from various back office/support roles to the Asset Management side and that I wanted to share my story. I figured it would be easier, since I have gotten a few questions here and there, to just post an AMA instead. Then I can address questions more that are ...
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Has anyone applied to/ worked at Scottrade? FYI, Im a S7, S63, and soon to be S65 registered broker. What was your overall feel of the interview process? Any advice for me? If hired: What was your position? How did it go for you? ...
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I had a GS phone interview for PWM last Monday and I haven't heard anything back, did anyone else here have a phone interview with them for PWM and have you heard back? ...
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