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Junior Internship: Boutique investment bank or RFP and Business process's at large AM firm??I received an offer with a large AM firm but the internship is with the RFP and business reporting division... I have a technical degree and I was surprised they placed me in this division given my quantitative skill set. Is RFP and Business reporting a good place to start my career? Would the posi...
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Advice on back-of-envelope analysis of companiesHow do buy-side analysts go about making back-of-envelope valuation on companies? What are the important metrics to consider? I'd appreciate any insights/contributions. I have a buy-side interview coming up and will be given 1.5 hours to analyze a company from only the info to be given on the day (I...
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Is it even possible to break into bulge bracket banks' AM team after I graduate from college?Hey guys, I am a current junior studying Math and Econ at a semi-target school. Although I am currently pursuing the actuarial field, I think I am also interested in the Asset Management field. This summer, I will be interning at an insurance Asset Management Company(so their clients are insurers) ...
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Pay range for analyst at Wellington/BlackrockWas wondering if anyone had info on the pay for a junior analyst position at Wellington (1-2 year experience) and blackrock I would assume it would vary by department, but looking for a general guide Checked glassdoor, but the scale was all over the place... any first hand accounts would be greatly ...
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Help Needed! Wealth ManagementHey Monkeys, I was just wondering if I could get some help from you guys. So I work for a real estate crowdfunding company called Sharestates. And in order to broaden our investor base, we are trying to contact any wealth management people. If you any of you guys work in wealth management or have co...
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Series 7 ExpirationWould like the forum's input on the following: * Left an advisor role at Merrill on January 2014. When does my S7 / S66 license expire? * Can I take the CE independently (without a firm)? Appreciate all help. ...
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Interview with IM ~$25 billion AUMHello, I have not interviewed for the last five years, have been working for a small fund right out of bschool. Have secured an interview with a large value shop, will be having three interviews, one hour each, each comprised of different members of the team. Does anyone know what to expect? I know ...
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Why I think certifications like the CFA are overrated (mostly just stating the obvious)Throwaway post. Random opening thought: I think it's natural for everyone to 'talk their book', after all there's a reason we choose to be positioned in certain ways in life. I work in the AM industry, and sometimes hear people mention the CFA as a 'must have', (not literally of course) whether for ...
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Infrastructure Asset Management positionsNew to this forum. Graduated from a top tier MBA program and working for a small buyside firm covering infrastructure related securities (telecom, utilities). I am looking to get into a large Asset Management shop which has a global platform for dividend income/infrastructure related investments (B...
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Advice for starting on buy sideIn a few months, I'll be starting my first role on the buy side. Before this, I spent four years doing ER at a BB covering the same industry. I have a good idea about the industry I'll be covering and have a pretty good idea of my new firm's culture. What i'm really looking for is some solid advice ...
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Making a switch to AM from MBBCurrently I am working as a Business Analyst at a top consulting firm (think Deloitte, McKinsey) in Europe. But recently I have discovered that my interests actually lie on the buy side rather than consulting. Is there anyway to make a switch to an AM firm, my preference would be some type of elite...
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Weighing job prospects as a launching pad for AMHey guys, I created a new account so as not to be identified. I am considering moving to a large PE FOF and also moving into the FI team at my current OCIO firm (AUM>$30B). I am in a generalist pool at the moment, however I have worked with both the PE and FI teams. If I was to stay and accept ...
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High Yield Fixed Income InterviewI have an interview for a SA position at an AM firm. I'd be working on their High Yield Fixed Income team. How would I prepare? Any suggestions? Thanks! ...
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Why do AM pay so much less than IB?From what I've seen, bonuses for junior people at great firms like BlackRock are nothing compared to what they could be getting at banks. Is this just because AM is so many fewer hours? For reference most banking bonuses I've seen are like 50%-70% of base while AM makes like 20-40%. This equates...
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Good funds that fly under the radar?For those in the know, can we get some insights on some great but underrated asset management firms out there? I understand the biggest funds out there will get the most attention (Fidelity, PIMCO, BlackRock), but what about other funds that have an actively managed component but are never mentioned...
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BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory - Associate InterviewHello Everyone, I just got an interview invite from the FMA group at BlackRock for an Associate position (post MBA) in the London office. I did a search here but could not find much about the format of the interview conducted by BR at the Associate level within FMA. Can someone shed some light on th...
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BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory Information and AdviceDear Chimps, I am looking for as much information as possible on the elusive FMA group at BlackRock. I'm interested to hear more about what they do, recent transactions, team breakdown, etc. Preferably with an EMEA focus, but open to any information. Also if anyone has experienced a 1st Round in Lon...
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AllianceBernstein's ReputationHey guys, I am interested in joining an asset manager out of school. I have an offer to join AllianceBernstein in their rotational program. I was just wondering what is AB's reputation? Even though AB is huge (they manage almost half a trillion) it seems like most people know places like BlackRock...
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Info needed about CanadaNeed some information about Canada and Canadian Asset Management market. 1. I plan to cold call people working at Canadian asset management firms. I would like to know how Canadians are towards receiving cold calls. To rephrase, What I am looking for is whether they are receptive like Americans (the...
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Position TitleHi all, graduated last May from a non target school in nyc and got a job as a trade support covering the fixed income desk at a $200B+ investment manager. Firm is relatively small, about 80 people total from Front to Back Office, not counting non finance people. Was given the opportunity to move int...
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How to move from PB to AM?Hi everyone, I work in London in a US BB bank in private banking as an Investment Advisor. I've joined on a grad scheme in 2011 from a target school. Unfortunately I have entered PB relatively randomly and I definitely crave for an institutional role. I understand that 3/4 years down the road my opt...
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Interview Guide for Asset Management Interviews?For investment banking there are quite a lot of interview guides and courses, such as the Wall Street Prep, Breaking into Wall Street, and the Vault Guide. I am wondering if there is something similar for Asset Management? I have taken several finance classes related to asset management, but want to...
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Which Rotation Should I Start In: Fixed Income or Equity Hello all! Lomg time reader first time poster. After doing my MBA and level 1 CFA I was lucky enough to land a position at a Canadian Banks in Sales & Trading as a rotational associate. I was asked, "do i have a preference, fixed income or equity?" and would like some feedback. I initially was ...
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The truth behind JPM Private Banking.To those who used to (or are currently) working at JPM Private Banking: could you answer these questions? 1. Is it true that gaining the promotion from analyst to associate (by your third year) is extremely difficult? I've gotten mixed reviews on this - some say to those who choose to remain, JPM PB...
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