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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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  • In reply to firefighter
    alexpasch's picture

    oneortheother wrote:
    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

  • 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

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Blowjob Recipient.

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  • 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
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  • 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
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    rebelcross wrote:
    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 wrote:
    rebelcross wrote:
    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

  • In reply to SHORTmyCDO
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    SHORTmyCDO wrote:
    oneortheother wrote:
    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.

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  • In reply to MPG
    cplpayne's picture

    Military_MBA_Banker wrote:
    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

  • Veni Vidi Vici's picture

    "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

  • LeveragedTiger's picture

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