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  1. Wanna Jump Straight to the Buy Side?

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 10/17/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. Most of my friends are going into banking. Not because pitch books and road shows are their thing, of course, but it ...

    278 comments - 28 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  2. Building a Property Management Company

          Hi Monkeys, Question for the RE pros in here- what do you think about building a residential property management company as a way to break into the industry? I figure I could start with single family homes, townhomes, and condos, and ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2016 - 3:41am -

  3. Equity Research- Why would you choose buy-side vs sell-side?

    Hi guys, So I want to do equity research. I know that there is sell-side and buy-side and, so far, I have a few distinctive arguments for both (see below). What I would really appreciate to find out is your views in terms of the experience quality that bo ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 24 2016 - 3:30pm -

  4. 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 t ...

    106 comments - 15 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 4:42pm -

  5. Life at a Top Asset Manager

          Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 3/24/13. So I've seen a few posts lately asking about mutual funds, asset management gigs, and alternatives to the sell-side out of college, and hopefully my ...

    178 comments - 49 silver bananas - Oct 22 2015 - 12:10pm -

  6. Junior PM Comp?

    Throwaway account here. Any thoughts on comp for a fixed income junior PM role at a big long only shop in major metropolitan area? Keeping details vague, but firm is in the 100-300 bn aum, with 5-10 bn in the strategy and a team of ~10-20. Would be suppor ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2016 - 11:36am -

  7. How do you get a job in asset management?

    I am a current junior at Claremont McKenna College. Econ/Fin major with 3.2 GPA. VERY interested in finance. What can I do to strengthen myself as a candidate to get into this field? Reading specific articles? Buying WSO financial modeling tools? I'v ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2016 - 2:59pm -

  8. EDHEC vs RSM vs NHH vs LSE (Financial Statistics)

          Which programme is better in terms of acquiring a job in Asset Management and consequently in a hedge fund abroad after graduation? Got the offers in all these unis. I am a finance undergrad from Russia, 6 months semi-related work exp ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 1:34pm -

  9. Top tier asset manager vs. boutique asset manager

    Hi guys, Having trouble on deciding between sticking with current firm or jumping ship. Interested in hearing feedback from people who have had to make similar choices Background: 2-3 yrs long only Asset Management experience as a equity research associat ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2016 - 7:22am -

  10. Wharton to Asset Management

          Hey all, I'm a high school senior who will be attending Wharton in the fall and I'm looking for advice on how to get a job/ internships in Asset Management, specifically one in equity research. I've seen some internship ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2016 - 11:12pm -

  11. 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 othe ...

    81 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jan 27 2015 - 12:38am -

  12. Looking to move from Big 4 TAS to asset management

          I am considering leaving Big 4 TAS for a position at large fund doing Asset Management. I was previously an auditor of REITs and funds so they like that experience. I would be leaving right before my manager promotion. The new role so ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2016 - 10:02pm -

  13. 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 worl ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2015 - 1:00am -

  14. Making job search emails LESS vanilla

          There are a few firms I am looking to hit up in the city for a potential summer internship... however after crafting my standard email template, I am wondering how you would go abouts adding a "personal" touch to the outreac ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2015 - 8:00pm -

  15. 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 Analyst ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2015 - 2:07pm -

  16. 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 hou ...

    102 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 12:34pm -

  17. 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 ...

    8 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jun 29 2015 - 5:01pm -

  18. Advice Needed: Market Risk FT or FO trading internship for breaking into AM

          Hi everyone, I'd like to humbly ask for an opinion- I've been offered FT Market Risk at GS as well as a year-long trading internship at a MM for their FX trading desk. I personally am not looking to trading as a long term ca ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2016 - 7:33pm -

  19. GSAM in SLC Super Day

          Did anyone get invited to a super day for GSAM in SLC? I got a first round interview but haven't heard back yet. Goldman Sachs SLC asset management ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2015 - 12:39pm -

  20. Recruiters in SF

          Hello, I am in the process of looking for new jobs in ER and AM, and am trying to find recruiters to talk to. Does anyone know of good recruiters in there SF Bay Area to contact? Thanks! SF Recruiters Equity Research asset management ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2016 - 3:38pm -

  21. AM vs HF: The Business of Our Business

          Hedge funds get all the glory... and now they're even going to get all the press, courtesy of the JOBS Act, and I'm more than excited to see who thinks they actually need to advertise to bring in the flows. However, while a ...

    70 comments - 23 silver bananas - Jul 11 2015 - 4:07am -

  22. Cities with the Best Cost of Living / Work Life Balance in Finance

          I've come to the conclusion NYC is not for me. More power to all of you whose dream is working on the street, it's just not for me. Cost of living is too high. Hours are too long. Taxes are too high. Where in the country is ...

    121 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 9 2014 - 2:00pm -

  23. How did you decide between offers?

          Hi all, So this is to all the people out there who have been through the recruiting process. I have offers, but I am trying to decide. I am just wondering how did others decide how they were going to go forward? Was it all money? Did ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2015 - 3:18pm -

  24. Career change- AM

          So, I'm looking to change careers. I currently work in an unrelated industry but have been considering making a shift into Asset Management, ideally on the investing rather than the sales or marketing side. Unlike the US, there a ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 3 2015 - 8:23am -

  25. Why is PWM looked down on?

          Why is PWM generally looked down on? Is it because of something palpable like lower salaries or is it just for no reason? What is the genesis of this phenomenon? Thank you. BB PWM asset management private wealth management ...

    86 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 31 2014 - 8:00pm -

  26. Starting a "fund" in college

    Hello, So my fraternity recently came in one some decent money. We were originally going to dump the sum in a savings account to earn approx 0% but I thought we could start an investment fund with that capital instead. The idea got OK'ed through our ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2014 - 8:00pm -

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

          ipp Internships analyst post-graduation Undergraduate business school finance Investment Banking IBD asset management hedge school MBA internship Summer experience WallStreet firm ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2015 - 11:18am -

  28. 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 ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2015 - 7:45am -

  29. CFA- useful for which groups/sectors in banking/finance?

          I have met someone who (independently) studies for the CFA (level 1) with the goal to strengthen his profile, in order to move from his work as an engineer to finance/banking. However, he did not have a very clear idea of how the CFA ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2016 - 8:25am -

  30. Jr Buyside Analyst Salary

          Hey guys, Going through the interview process with a few boutique shops ($5-$10B AUM) in Toronto and want to have a general idea if/when salary comes up. Does $45-50k base with $10-15k bonus sound reasonable? I just want to be in the ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 7:29pm -

  31. Freshman with Interviews at Asset Management Firms, any advice?

          Hello, I am completing my freshman year at a business school in Canada and got two interviews at relatively small asset management firms in Toronto. I got these interviews from cold calling and emailing, etc. Anyways, I'm just lo ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 6:57pm -

  32. 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 wit ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2015 - 7:30pm -

  33. Company asks me to renege

    So I'm in a weird situation here. This summer I was an intern at a small to mid sized buyside firm and I got an offer from them after I finished working there. I then went on to recruit full time and got an offer from a boutique IB which mainly does ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2014 - 1:26am -

  34. GS QIS Strats vs BoA MBS Strats vs DB S&T

    I currently have 3 great offers for summer internships: 1) Goldman Sachs Strats in QIS 2) BAML Strats Associate on MBS desk 3) Deutsche Bank Trading Analyst ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2015 - 3:23am -

  35. 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 ...

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

  36. UBS Scaling Back Investment Banking

    This probably won't come as much of a shock to those of you who've been in the business a few years, but UBS has decided to scale its investment banking division way back in favor of PWM and asset management. UBS will still offer investment bank ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2013 - 7:45am -

  37. Interview Question- How would you invest 10 million dollars

    I was wondering if anyone could provide some insight into good answers for the following asset management interview question! Thanks! If you had 10 million dollars to invest, how would you invest it in the current market environment? asset management ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2016 - 10:04pm -

  38. Dealing with less sophisticated people

          I am writing this after a long and hard day (still early but I am exhausted). Investment demands study. You have to know investment to work in investment. Some clients are very sophisticated. You sometimes have to say "can I get ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 6:40pm -

  39. BlackRock Financial Markets Advisory Questions

    I've been searching for information on BlackRock 's FMA division, excluding what is already posted on their website. Haven't been very successful at finding anything on WSO about this field. Can someone preferably with experience provide an ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2016 - 2:36pm -

  40. Moving from Property Management to REPE/Asset Management

    Hi All, I'm still relatively new to the site though I have been lurking for a bit. Through searching on the site I was unable to find some insights or if it is possible to move from commercial property management (office/industrial) to the Asset Mana ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 8:40pm -

  41. Job vs RSM (this year) vs LSE (if accepted)

    Hello! I'm in a terrible dilemma and I don't know what I should do. In autumn 2013 I've applied to both LSE and RSM. I've been rejected from LSE (Msc Finance + Msc Accounting and Finance), but offered a place at Rotterdam School of Man ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2014 - 11:58am -

  42. From IB to AM, student

          Hi all. I've been in the forum for a while, seeing lots of discussions about the AM industry in US. Wondering if there're experienced ppl working in China/HK that can give a helping hand. Appreciate your help in advance! A b ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2015 - 5:08am -

  43. Pure AM vs. Pure Acquisitions vs. A little of both- Insight?

    The consensus is that acquisitions, from a pay and exit op standpoint, is superior to Asset Management. Ceteris paribus, wouldn't the best be a little of both (more eat what you kill style)? What do you think would be a good mix? 70% AM / 30% acquisi ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 7:30pm -

  44. Will traditional value investing be eliminated by quantitive trading?

          I read a book by Peter Lynch; for me, he was really qualitative about choosing which firms to invest in. However, now many hedge funds are building complex math models with computer coding to analyze the market(HF, algo trading etc.). ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2015 - 11:30am -

  45. MBA> GSAM/JPM AM/Blackrock?

          Interested to know if anyone here has made the jump from MBA to a top Asset Management firm. The firms I listed don't recruit on-campus at b-schools so trying to figure out how best to position myself. GSAM JP Morgan BlackRock as ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2014 - 9:17pm -

  46. Just do CFA please. Things we forget in finance; Knowing what I do, knowing my capabilities,

          I try to be very careful what I say and what I do. I try not to say things that I don't know, I try not to do things that I don't know for one reason. There is nothing scarier in this world than a person who doesn't kno ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 27 2015 - 4:46pm -

  47. JP Morgan Asset Management Summer 2015

          Hey, anyone interview for JPM 's Asset Management summer internship positions yet? If so, have you heard back? Curious. JP Morgan asset management ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2014 - 2:27am -

  48. Non-Target Undergrad to Non-Target Grad to Asset Management

          Fellow Monkeys, I recently accepted an offer as a quantitative equity analyst for a large Asset Management firm. My story of getting there is probably a bit unique as the odds were stacked against me on paper and had some major ups an ...

    5 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 12:33pm -

  49. Gift for Boss?

          Hi everyone, In the next month I will be concluding my internship at a boutique AM. I worked closely with the CEO of the firm and developed a good relationship with him, and I'd like to get him a gift. I'll definitely be get ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2013 - 7:04am -

  50. Studying Financial Engineering but Don't Want to be a Trader

          Hi, I am honestly fascinated by the core disciplines of FE, in which mathematical models are used to understand finance. However, I know that many FE graduates move on to be more of a supporting role/coding in sales and trading or eve ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2015 - 1:01pm -

  51. Post-MBA banking> AM?

          How difficult is it to transition from post-MBA banking at a bulge bracket to Asset Management within a bank? So I'm talking about roles in investment strategy/ asset allocation /multi-asset class research at places such as GSAM, ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2015 - 9:19am -

  52. Guggenheim Partners- Culture and insight

          Can anyone provide any insights about them and their culture? I know that they are led by few guys from BS and their ambitious investment banking arm. I have an interview coming up with them for Portfolio Analyst type of position. Tha ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 6:26am -

  53. Why Are You Investing?

    This is a philosophical post, not for myself, but for you. This question was inspired by something I read on a blog where the author stated they hoped to get rich through investing. This quip isn't an isolated case, I've heard this from others a ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 26 2013 - 10:45am -

  54. What should I do? MBA or not?

    Hey guys, I badly need your advice on whether I should do an MBA or not. A bit about my background and goals: I have working in investment consulting for a few years now, have CFA, graduated in engineering from a good engineering school. I know a lot abou ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2014 - 12:27pm -

  55. Series 7/63 Advice

          My job requires me to pass both exams in a little under 60 days or I am fired. I just signed a nice lease for an apartment in a prime area and have committed myself to various things to take this job..so I cannot fail. I am about 4 ye ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2015 - 9:29pm -

  56. PIMCO Product Analyst Interview

          Hello: Friday, I have my first interview with PIMCO for their product analyst position (phone interview). I was wondering about the types of questions they ask, and how I should prepare for these questions. Cannot find a detailed disc ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2015 - 5:52pm -

  57. What skills should I focus on for AM?

          What are some skills that are recommended for an undergrad looking to get into Asset Management? Sometimes it feels like my school doesn't teach practical skills but just finance theory. What are some good guides/books that I use ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2015 - 1:51pm -

  58. Starting a PWM Firm

         - asset management ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2015 - 11:52pm -

  59. BlackRock 2015 Analyst Salaries

          Does anyone have insight on what first year Investment/Advisory Analyst make at BlackRock this year? I know most BB IB's rose their salaries to 85K. I got an offer in BB AM division and it was prorated at 85K, too, but went with ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 9 2015 - 6:53pm -

  60. Future of Asset Management in Investment Banks

          What is the future of institutional Asset Management arms that are housed within investment banks? Especially with the Volcker rule and further law additions. How will compensation line up with independent asset managers and hedge fun ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2015 - 4:23pm -

  61. Portfolio Associate role, any good?

          Is this job any good? Is it Ops or better than Ops? Can it lead to further involvement in portfolio management? This is a full-time direct hire with a top company that offers competitive compensation, great benefits and ample opportun ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2015 - 7:58pm -

  62. Jump from Credit Portfolio Management at Commercial Bank to Asset Management

          Hi all, I accepted a job for a large commercial bank (top 6 or so) doing quantitative portfolio management on MBS, mortgages, home equity loans, etc. I spend most of my time valuing whole loan portfolio deals between us and other bank ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2015 - 12:13pm -

  63. Is it even possible to break into bulge bracket banks' AM team after I graduate from college?

    Hey guys, I am a current junior studying Math and Econ at a semi-target school. Although I am currently pursuing the actuarial field, I think I am also interested in the Asset Management field. This summer, I will be interning at an insurance Asset Manage ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2015 - 1:47am -

  64. Associate in Private Equity FoF- will answer questions

          Noticed quite a few questions regarding FoF on here recently (probably due to recruiting cycle) so thought a thread might be helpful- no PMs if possible. My background is non-traditional. I'm from the UK, top 10(ish) university, ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 1:38pm -

  65. Brandes Investment Partners- Reputation and exit opps?

          What's the deal with Brandes Investment Partners in San Diego? Anybody knowing anything about their reputation, exit opps, people, etc.? Heard its a great group, but the pay is on the low side. asset management ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 1:19pm -

  66. God Hates Poor People

    This story is probably better suited to a Bonus Banana, but it made me laugh so hard I had to do a full-blown post about it. This is one that is gonna have the torch and pitchfork crowd howling with rage. They say the lottery is a tax on ignorance, and fo ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2011 - 5:45am -

  67. Entry Level Buy-Side Position

    Point72 offers a program known as the Point72 academy (https://www.point72.com/careers/campus-point72-aca...). It is essentially a 15-month crash course for college graduates to the buy side. I was wondering if anyone is aware of any similar entry level p ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2016 - 8:40pm -

  68. Advice for move: Big Bank Deep Back Office/IT to HF

    I have been searching tirelessly for advice on this topic for over a year... Here's my story: Joined the military after high school, completed my service and went to Penn State for a degree in IT. Found a passion for the markets in my junior year but ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2014 - 12:42pm -

  69. High Yield Corporate Credit Interview

    What are some quantifiable metrics to focus on for a high yield corporate credit interview? I struggle with the investment decision part of it in particular. I can see what makes a strong vs a weak credit, but what makes a good vs bad investment? How do y ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2014 - 5:01pm -

  70. Seeking advice on selecting internships & more

          Hey everyone, This is my first post and I'm seeking advice on how to tackle the next year or two. Thanks in advance for any insight & I apologize if I come across as arrogant in any way. Currently a junior at a non-target hop ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 24 2016 - 5:48pm -

  71. Be careful when negotiating offers!

    I want to caution all you monkeys about negotiating when receiving an offer. While if executed correctly it can add more salary, more vacation, or a signing bonus to the pay package, it could also get the offer rescinded in the blink of an eye. This ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 3:33pm -

  72. Best Books On Fixed Income and Credit Analysis?

          I landed an analyst position at an Asset Management firm and will be working in credit. I'm wondering if anyone has some good book suggestions that can build a foundation before I start? books fixed income credit analysis asset m ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2014 - 1:11pm -

  73. Questions about portfolio/asset management?--fire away

    Feeling festive, and honestly, life is too short after what happened in CT this past week. I work at a large asset management firm on a portfolio mgmt team as a junior PM, where I started out of undergrad. If you have questions about asset management /bre ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2012 - 12:57pm -

  74. Salary for Entry Level

          Hi everyone. I recently accepted an offer at a bank and was wondering what the salary would be for an entry-level employee at a bank like JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs. I would also appreciate your thoughts on how helpful a rotational pr ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2013 - 6:25pm -

  75. The Frieds Interview: PART ONE

    DrPeterVenkman presents: An interesting interview with Frieds. Questions came from myself and other WSO contributing authors. This interview will be a little different because being the social guy that he is, Frieds wished to videochat through Skype. Frie ...

    10 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 31 2012 - 6:28pm -

  76. Fiduciary Capital Management

          Does anybody have any insight on this firm? I'm applying for an internship but the website looks a little sketchy and I haven't seen too many mentions of it on this. Here's the link to their site: http://www.fcmstableva ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2015 - 3:12pm -

  77. KKR Prisma- Investment Analyst Interview Prep

          So I applied to an Investment Analyst position in KKR Prisma, the hedge fund solutions division of KKR. I sort of just speculatively applied and I don't really have any background in finance being a Stats/Comp.Sci. double major. ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2015 - 11:10am -

  78. My Experience with WSO Mentors

    I recently had a call with one of the mentors from Wall Street Mentors. He was a nice guy that after answering a few of his questions he seemed inetersted in my profile. I didn't message him to talk about helping me get my next job but about what I c ...

    20 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 19 2012 - 1:03pm -

  79. Just How Useless is the Asset-Management Industry?- HBR

          http://blogs.hbr.org/fox/2013/05/just-how-useless-... Thoughts on this? Professors have been basically telling me to put my money in index funds. I think that one of asset management 's roles is to pretty much make the markets mo ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2013 - 5:12am -

  80. Asset Management at BB-- exit opportunites after analyst stint

          Hey everybody, this is my first post, so sorry in advance if this post appears at the wrong forum etc I have an offer for a FT position after undergraduate for an investment management position at JP Morgan- Equities (NOT their privat ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2014 - 3:25pm -

  81. Breaking in from Asset Management

          Hi, I've worked as an analyst for the endowments and foundations group at a MM bank for close to four years. Most of my work experience involves fund manager due diligence, portfolio construction and optimization, asset class res ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2015 - 8:20am -

  82. Help me transition from middle office operations at a bulge bracket into a RE role

          hi all, long time member but very occasional poster. so i am definitely in the minority here in that i didn't go to an excellent school, don't have incredible internship/work experience and i am just generally not up to snuf ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2015 - 9:32pm -

  83. GS GSAM US Institutional Distribution

    Finally getting to my first post after a long time of lurking. This forum has helped me a lot throughout the years! I have an interview next week for a Relationship Manager- Analyst/Associate role within GSAM. Anyway, I couldn't find too much specifi ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2014 - 7:06pm -

  84. Institutional Sales & Client Relations- interview info wanted

          Hi guys I am an M.Sc. graduate in international banking and finance. I have an interview next week with a large Asset Management company in the UK. Role is Sales and Client Relations. I would greatly appreciate an insight into a role ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2014 - 10:02pm -

  85. What positions in AM have these qualities?

          Is there a role that combines my background well with my strengths?- I want to build upon and apply my technical skills in SQL, VBA, databases, FactSet, Bloomberg, other programming, etc.- I recently took the CFA level 3 and also have ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 11 2015 - 12:27am -

  86. Investment/Development Analyst vs. Asset Management Analyst

          Whats the difference? Im just having a slightly difficult time differentiating especially since sometimes job descriptions between both sound very similar. Thanks monkeys! asset management Real Estate Finance ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 28 2015 - 6:46pm -

  87. AM vs HF-- what are the differences?

          Aside from the fund structure type things, what are the major differences in terms of the work done by employees at an AM firm versus a HF? hedge fund asset management ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2012 - 4:08am -

  88. Capital Group Equity Research Associate program

          Anyone have thoughts on CapGroup's equity research associate program (not to be confused with TAP)? Seems like they hire a lot of IBD analysts who have completed their 2 year programs, with less of an idea generation role and mor ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2014 - 11:02pm -

  89. More Prestigious- Retail or PWM?

          I have an offer from a large IM firm (250B+ AUM) and have the decision to work in either their retail division or in an investment associate/client facing role in PWM (neither involve any sales). The firm is known for their mutual fun ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2014 - 12:53am -

  90. the quantitative difference between HF and vanilla asset management

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  93. Breaking in to the Buy-Side

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  96. Thoughts on T. Rowe Price

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