Q&A: 1st year BB London Rates Trader Taking Your QuestionsST
Some of you may remember me, I stopped posting on this forum about a year ago because I got tired of the site for a number of reasons and it wasn't worth it for me anymore. However I'm a big believer of giving back, and I did learn a lot from this site and from a few of the users, so I thought someone might be interested in this, especially since most of the info here seems to target and NYC/US, so hopefully I can give someone a hand.
My background: I was born and raised in continental Europe, studied there at one of the big targets, although I had terrible grades, so it wasn't easy breaking in. Did 2in BBs in S&T in London and right now I'm in the Rates Trading desk at one of them. Love the product, love the people so extremely happy with my job.
Any questions I can answer on any topic like recruiting, interviewing, my job,desks, etc.. I'm happy to answer. Having done 2 at I have met a lot of people who are now junior analysts at different firms, so I have a fairly good understanding of how the different and grad programs work if anyone has any questions as well.
If anyone has smth a bit more personal feel free to PM me as well, I WILL POST THE PM without your name on it, so no one can match the personal info with the user, but the goal of this is to benefit as many people as possible.