12/15/12

Hey guys, I just got an offer for an SA position at JPM for S&T. If you were in my shoes which desk would you ask to be placed on?

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12/15/12

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12/15/12

I'm not sure I'd want to trade at a bank...

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12/15/12

disregard above, take advice from someone thats in the ft program at a direct competitor JP is strong in credit, mortgages, emerging markets, and rates go for HY, distressed, loans, securitized products, EM credit, swaps,.... avoid equities.... its on a downhill trajectory...

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12/15/12

also, from a work/life perspective (fx kinda sucks because u get in ridiculously early (and the market never closes)

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12/15/12

futuretrader1999:
disregard above, take advice from someone thats in the ft program at a direct competitor JP is strong in credit, mortgages, emerging markets, and rates go for HY, distressed, loans, securitized products, EM credit, swaps,.... avoid equities.... its on a downhill trajectory...

Absolutely, I agree on everything you say my lord. God be with you, good sir.

The HBS guys have MAD SWAGGER. They frequently wear their class jackets to boston bars, strutting and acting like they own the joint. They just ooze success, confidence, swagger, basically attributes of alpha males.
12/15/12

When I interviewed with them I was initially interviewing for IBD but my offer ended up being in S&T. I'm only a sophomore and this is great experience regardless, but which desk will benefit me in terms of getting me to IBD. I really don't know anything about S&T, besides keeping current what should I be doing? Thanks for all the advice guys.

In reply to IBanker2015
12/15/12

IBanker2015:
When I interviewed with them I was initially interviewing for IBD but my offer ended up being in S&T. I'm only a sophomore and this is great experience regardless, but which desk will benefit me in terms of getting me to IBD. I really don't know anything about S&T, besides keeping current what should I be doing? Thanks for all the advice guys.
Had this experience as well. Look to get on credit products and see if you can get a role as a desk analyst or in research. If you want IBD down the road, you need to portray that while you enjoyed your experience and found it helpful in shaping your interest in finance, you don't fit the trading culture or mold. The two are as opposite as can be.

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12/15/12

hey, I'm in the same boat as you. interviewed ibd and got s&t at jpm through the launching leaders program. I ended up turning down ibd at a BB for jpm. I hope to see you there this summer!

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12/15/12

NBT12:
hey, I'm in the same boat as you. interviewed ibd and got s&t at jpm through the launching leaders program. I ended up turning down ibd at a BB for jpm. I hope to see you there this summer!

Really? What made you chose JPM over IBD at another BB? Also, are you a sophomore? Maybe we met during the superday.

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12/15/12
In reply to IBanker2015
12/15/12

IBanker2015:
NBT12:
hey, I'm in the same boat as you. interviewed ibd and got s&t at jpm through the launching leaders program. I ended up turning down ibd at a BB for jpm. I hope to see you there this summer!
Really? What made you chose JPM over IBD at another BB? Also, are you a sophomore? Maybe we met during the superday.
Again, having gone through this myself when younger, the financial element probably came into play. It's hard to turn down a five-figure scholarship just to go to another bank.

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12/15/12

congratz!
may i know what are the interviews like? i have an interview in jan for st

In reply to NBT12
12/22/12

NBT12:
hey, I'm in the same boat as you. interviewed ibd and got s&t at jpm through the launching leaders program. I ended up turning down ibd at a BB for jpm. I hope to see you there this summer!

Definitely! We'll probably meet before then, when we go to orientation in the spring. Happy Holidays!

In reply to futuretrader1999
12/22/12

futuretrader1999:
disregard above, take advice from someone thats in the ft program at a direct competitor JP is strong in credit, mortgages, emerging markets, and rates go for HY, distressed, loans, securitized products, EM credit, swaps,.... avoid equities.... its on a downhill trajectory...

I agree with FutureTrader--equities is the worst possible place to land. Having worked in prop credit trading at a major European bank, I can attest that JPM is solid in credit/structured products. If I were you, I'd go for credit index or mortgage.

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5/2/13

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