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Price of Anonymity: How much does it cost to run a successful fund without the general public knowing about you? One reason why the regulators attack the Wall Street banks is that they are too visible. If you work at Goldman Sachs, it's impossible to remain anonymous. There are always people who are trying to find some dirt from your past or from projects you are currently involved in. What surprised me when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Envestnet - Firm reputation and compensation infoDoes anyone know anything about this firm? Looking for career progression and compensation information for their Investment Analyst (fund of funds?) and, as a separate position, Associate Portfolio Manager. Glassdoor shows the investment analyst position all-in at ~$74k...seems low. ...
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Series 7/63 AdviceMy job requires me to pass both exams in a little under 60 days or I am fired. I just signed a nice lease for an apartment in a prime area and have committed myself to various things to take this job..so I cannot fail. I am about 4 years removed from finance coursework, so while I am familiar with t...
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Thoughts on Lazard AM?Was wondering if anybody had any insight into Lazard Asset Management. I always thought of them as a boutique IB firm. Can anybody share their thoughts into culture, pay, reputation, what they are known for etc? Thanks. ...
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Asset Management vs IBDHello Everyone. I realize there are a few threads out there that deal with this already. But none to my knowledge goes that deeply into what I am looking for. 1. How difficult is Asset Management to break into than IBD? Everyone I know is always gunning for the BB Investment Analyst role and then s...
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What skills should I focus on for AM?What are some skills that are recommended for an undergrad looking to get into Asset Management? Sometimes it feels like my school doesn't teach practical skills but just finance theory. What are some good guides/books that I use to get good at Excel? Preferably Excel skills that an analyst would u...
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Emerging Market Equity Research - Buy Side Hey everyone, I was wondering about hours, pay, and prestige at a fairly large ($50bn) investment manager. They focus on long-only emerging market equities. Also, what is the general consensus on fixed-income research v. equity research on the buy side? ...
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