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  1. My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: Prestige

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 10/1/12. I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I've never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at IBD. Folks, why IBD? The finance world is broad and varied, and ...

    - Aug 20 2015 - 4:42pm - 106 comments

  2. Is the center of power in banks shifting?

    Back in the 80's, bankers were at the top of the pyramid at investment banks. The booming economy, lower taxes and regulations, all prompted a massive M&A and IPO wave, and bankers reaped the rewards. In the late 90's Equity Research ...

    - Jun 22 2015 - 2:07pm - 15 comments

  3. Demystifying BAAM (Blackstone)

    As requested by @MBAGrad2015 in my previous post (about GSO) and several other users who pm-ed me about BAAM, I decided to start another "demystifying" thread- the Blackstone 's 2014 Hedge Fund Solutions (BAAM) overview. All is based on few ...

    - Jun 29 2015 - 5:01pm - 8 comments

  4. Are you still qualified for summer analyst positions/internships after junior year summer?

    I seriously am haunted by the fact that I've been ignorant so long about my industry. I would literally go and search up "Finance Internships" back in the day, and always spend time applying to any job posting with a remotely business ...

    - Aug 2 2015 - 11:50am - 9 comments

  5. AMA: Internal Wholesaler at a Mutual Fund

    I work at a large MF in the Northeast as an internal wholesaler. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's basically inside sales. I make outbound dials to financial advisors to sell them our mutual funds among other things. I have over ...

    - Jan 27 2015 - 12:38am - 62 comments

  6. Do hedge funds look down at Asset Management Firms?

    I was talking to some folks around the office and somehow Putnam or Wellington got brought up in the conversation. Someone immediately said that "asset managers don't count." Is this a common view in the hedge fund world? hedge fund asset ...

    - Jan 18 2015 - 1:00am - 53 comments

  7. Call w/ GSAM Recruiter Tomorrow?

    So I just got an email about this an hour ago, it's for an analyst/associate internal wholesaling role. She mentioned it would just be a short call, any idea what sort of questions I should expect? I've been swallowed up with math/stats/options ...

    - Jun 16 2015 - 7:30pm - 10 comments

  8. AMA- I'm an Equity Analyst/PM at an Asset Manager

    Mod Note (Andy): this ama is now closed, thanks again to N164 for answering all the q's! I've been in the Asset Management field for 15+ years, started as an i-banker out of undergrad, moved to AM after b-school when the hours got to me (both at ...

    - Nov 19 2014 - 12:34pm - 102 comments

  9. Differences between investment management at a bank like JPM, MS and insitutions like Wellington, Oaktree etc.?

    Hi everyone I was wondering what the differences were if there are any in terms of compensation, prestige, and so on. Thanks in advance asset management ...

    - May 5 2015 - 7:45am - 13 comments

  10. AMA- Financial Techonology/Unique Background

    While I know most people on this forum have no interest in IT jobs even if they are in finance, there may be someone with my background who would be interested in my story. Background: Age: 27 Department: Technology- I would say this is MO at my firm if ...

    - Feb 16 2015 - 2:00pm - 9 comments

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