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  1. best way to get to l/s hfs from where I am

    hello everyone! I come here looking to understand if i'll ever break into l/s HFs and/or eventually top tier AM. my background is as follows:-EU based: non target undergrad, msc in finance from tier 1.5 institutions (think HEC/Bocconi) with top marks ...

    - Jun 17 2015 - 6:40pm - 3 comments

  2. Undergrad Finance or Econ Degree with end goal of buy-side

    Right now I am going into my sophomore year at a non-target for IB in NYC, semi-target for IB in Chicago. I know the whole Econ vs Finance degree has been done to death for IB, but I want to go into sell-side equity research, AM, or if I'm good/lucky ...

    - Mar 12 2015 - 5:52pm - 4 comments

  3. What kind of work to expect in Requests for Proposals (RFP) division

    Hi, I'll be starting my summer in the RFP (Requests for proposals) division at a big Asset Management firm in the UK. I have very limited knowledge on the field other than the basics and I have some questions: 1) What kind of work should I expect 2) ...

    - Jul 8 2015 - 5:48pm - 2 comments

  4. IBD lateral from a CRA

    Hi, I am currently at a boutique consulting firm (~1 year of experience) and am looking to lateral into IBD in ~2 years. I am considering an offer for an operations analyst role at one of the CRAs (S&P, Fitch, Moody's). Although the role is in ...

    - Jul 7 2015 - 9:57pm - 2 comments

  5. Annoying or Appropriate...Advice Please

    WSO, can't thank the community enough for helping me land a solid SA offer. Quick Background: I am a non-target junior, and will be working for a European based asset manager. They have not given team assignments yet, but said I will be working in ...

    - Mar 17 2014 - 4:22am - 9 comments

  6. capital IQ vs FactSheet vs bloomberg for ER and AM

    first of all sorry if this is the wrong section but it was the least "wrong" in my perspective. basically i'd like to know which are the mostly used platforms in ER (buy and sell side) and AM (which i know are a bit different as for the ...

    - Aug 13 2014 - 2:11pm - 9 comments

  7. Investment consulting questions

    Is it similar to AM? Kinda a niche market out there. Are skills transferable? AM ...

    - May 2 2014 - 12:06am - 14 comments

  8. AM Director: some less standard path

    I am Director at a 3bn USD AM boutique shop covering a niche growing sector, located in Europe. I am having a strong quant background (phd). I spent 4 years doing applied research in academia (stochastic modeling with applications to finance) and then ...

    - May 31 2014 - 5:37pm - 10 comments

  9. Schroders reputation/presence in the US

    Was wondering what ppl's thought were on Schroders. I've heard that they are top notch in the UK/Europe, but not so much here in the US. Would it be comparable in terms of experience/prestige to say the PIMCOs, blackrocks, and other top AM firms ...

    - Feb 24 2015 - 2:19pm - 3 comments

  10. AEW Capital Management: more info, insights?

    Does anyone have information on these guys? They're a Real Estate focused Investment Management firm based out of Boston. According to their website they have $22B under management and do both public and private market investing. http://www.aew.com ...

    - May 18 2015 - 12:43pm - 32 comments

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