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If you could work at any financial firm, what would it be?

For me, probably a portfolio manager at Soros.

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Comments (38)

  • makers mark's picture

    Baupost Group- too bad there's like 0% of that happening ha.

  • firefighter's picture

    Goldman Sachs TMT obviously, best group at the most prestigious financial firm. is this even a question lol

  • Al Bundy's picture

    CFO of a biotech or energy company

    Pretty women make us BUY beer. Ugly women make us DRINK beer.

  • In reply to firefighter
    alexpasch's picture

    oneortheother:
    Goldman Sachs TMT obviously, best group at the most prestigious financial firm. is this even a question lol

    hahaha wow how ignorant yet cliche

    I know a ton of finance professionals and I don't think a single one would answer that...

    And btw, TMT is arguably the best group within IBD at GS, but they are not the best group at GS when you consider more than just IBD

    Consultant to a Fortune 50 Company

  • rebelcross's picture

    CEO of Rebelcross Investment Management, Ltd.

    Main Office somewhere in Waikiki
    International Offices around the globe

  • kmzz's picture
  • cplpayne's picture

    Managing my own funds similar to what Bruce Berkowitz does, that is the dream

    "One should recognize reality even when one doesn't like it, indeed, especially when one doesn't like it." - Charlie Munger

  • bossman's picture

    At venture capital fund investing in technology noone knows but will know in few years when you are already onto something else.

    Better yet, have my own venture capital fund.

    Do what you want not what you can!

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Blowjob Recipient.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

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  • Hamilton's picture

    "Have you ever tried to use a chain with 3 weak links? I have, and now I no longer own an arctic wolf."
    -Dwight Schrute

  • D M's picture

    I have loved everything I've heard about the culture and people that work for JP Morgan. Honestly, culture/fit is far more important to me than who tops what league table or whatever.

    "You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
    "Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

  • aruubato's picture

    realistically, just an md in pe of a small branch office of a big multinatioanl pe firm where i don't really have the main office breathing down my neck cause they honestly don't give a shit about my region. and i still make bank cause i'm an md.

    less realistcally, king of the world. or hugh hefner's job (i'm sure he does some finance work or did some at the very start of starting playboy).

  • In reply to rebelcross
    bfin's picture

    rebelcross:
    CEO of Rebelcross Investment Management, Ltd.

    Main Office somewhere in Waikiki
    International Offices around the globe

    I better the CIO..haha

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  • In reply to bfin
    happypantsmcgee's picture

    blackfinancier:
    rebelcross:
    CEO of Rebelcross Investment Management, Ltd.

    Main Office somewhere in Waikiki
    International Offices around the globe

    I better the CIO..haha

    Affirmative Action hire

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • firefighter's picture

    i know i wrote GS TMT before, but after reading this forum I would say it's a tossup between analyst at GS TMT, MS M&A, GS FIG, and Lazard M&A.

  • In reply to firefighter
    SHORTmyCDO's picture

    oneortheother:
    i know i wrote GS TMT before, but after reading this forum I would say it's a tossup between analyst at GS TMT, MS M&A, GS FIG, and Lazard M&A.

    Analyst?!?!? Do this job for one month and tell me this is your dream job.

  • wsib1's picture

    ^you go for different things at different stages of life.

  • In reply to SHORTmyCDO
    Otter.'s picture

    SHORTmyCDO:
    oneortheother:
    i know i wrote GS TMT before, but after reading this forum I would say it's a tossup between analyst at GS TMT, MS M&A, GS FIG, and Lazard M&A.

    Analyst?!?!? Do this job for one month and tell me this is your dream job.

    Seriously. I know multiple people in these groups and I can assure you, at least from the shit they have to put up with that they tell me about, it is far from a dream job and they cannot wait to leave.

    Good stepping stone/work experience? Undoubtedly. Dream job? You're out of your mind.

    Hi, Eric Stratton, rush chairman, damn glad to meet you.

  • In reply to Hamilton
    Otter.'s picture

    Hamilton:
    GREATEST JOB IN THE WORLD:
    http://dealbreaker.com/2010/11/the-job-you-want-at...

    This guy, on the other hand, knows what he's talking about.

    Hi, Eric Stratton, rush chairman, damn glad to meet you.

  • samoanboy's picture

    Running my own endowment, spend 70% of time on the charitable side, 30% on portfolio management, with a focus on top tier VC funds.

  • samoanboy's picture

    lol at dream job being an analyst!!!!!!

  • HBS_or_Bust's picture

    I want to be a partner at Blackstone or KKR.

  • MPG's picture

    Retired President of the US

  • GoodBread's picture

    Running my own global macro family office with ~$2 Bill. Anything on top of that goes to my charity, Eating GoodBread.

  • In reply to MPG
    cplpayne's picture

    Military_MBA_Banker:
    Retired President of the US

    Haha, If there is any job that has more bullshit and longer hours than an IB analyst it is being the President of the US.

    "One should recognize reality even when one doesn't like it, indeed, especially when one doesn't like it." - Charlie Munger

  • manbearpig's picture

    Paulson fund manager

    -MBP

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  • OMS's picture

    CFO of Apple

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    "It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired you quit when the gorilla is tired"
    -Robert Strauss

  • In reply to OMS
    Hamilton's picture

    "Have you ever tried to use a chain with 3 weak links? I have, and now I no longer own an arctic wolf."
    -Dwight Schrute

  • LeveragedTiger's picture

    "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw