- Evolution of the Financier
Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 1/6/14 and ranks #28 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Once upon a time you had virtually no ...
Forum topic - rufiolove - Jan 1 2015 - 12:00pm - 41 comments
- The Big Short II: Why shorting high loan-to-value Canadian mortgages may be the (second) greatest trade ever
Hi everyone I completed a pitchbook which presents a thesis on shorting high loan-to-value Canadian mortgages. My research claims this trade opportunity is comparative to John Paulson's shorts on subprime mortgages which he established from 2005 to ...
Forum topic - aggregate - Nov 30 2014 - 8:56pm - 55 comments
- If you could have a law pertaining to the finance industry repealed, which are you hatcheting?
I have an assignment to write a paper on a law that should be repealed, so I was wondering if you guys had any good ones in mind. I would prefer laws regarding finance. Many thanks and best regards. ...
Forum topic - Marginal Benefit - Nov 16 2014 - 4:00am - 25 comments
- BlackRock FMA 1st Round Interview
I have a 1st round interview with BlackRock Financial Market Advisory for SA 2015. The interview is literally a video recording of your answers that you submit to HR (welcome to automation lol). Anyone know what kind of questions they will ask? Any ...
Forum topic - TheBoZ - Jan 23 2015 - 2:21pm - 4 comments
- Real Estate Pigeon Holed- Regressing to banking from PE?
I am 6 months out of college and into my first year in a real estate debt fund. I really don't think this is the job for me. I am contemplating regressing from a debt PE role to banking to try to expand my knowledge before I get pigeon holed in the ...
Forum topic - spinion - Jan 21 2015 - 11:42pm - 4 comments
- Finance in Florida (Tampa, St. Pete)
I've been thinking about two extremely different areas: NYC and Florida. Starting off as an analyst, wouldn't you be living pretty large living in Florida (Tampa bay area, not southern)? What if you simply like that lifestyle more than the big ...
Forum topic - mark198 - Dec 26 2014 - 7:46pm - 14 comments
- Gaining financial experience as an undergrad
Hi Guys. I'm an undergraduate student currently studying Finance, and I was hoping to ask how some of you started out in your underclass years gaining work experience to later be able to break into mid- and front-office positions. I guess what ...
Forum topic - SilverBack1 - Dec 31 2014 - 1:34am - 8 comments
- Career Advice? Aka what should my next move be?
Hello fellow monkeys, I'm sort of at a crossroads and could use some help figuring out what my next move should be. If any of you can offer any advice, I'd be extremely grateful. I graduated from a non-target state school May 2013. Didn't ...
Forum topic - emceedrive - Dec 24 2014 - 1:34pm - 10 comments
- Fordham or Baruch?
Hello, I am currently a High School senior and I have applied to Fordham at Lincoln Center and CUNY Baruch for business. I am deeply interested in both colleges and have been to both campuses since I live close to Manhattan. However, I have a concern on ...
Forum topic - josh4chl - Jan 20 2015 - 5:59pm - 3 comments
- Important of Undergraduate College Prestige
At least based on the forums here, a school's name even on the undergrad level seems to matter a lot... more than it should. Like on the thread discussing Berkeley vs Cornell, or AKA Haas vs Cornell, many people were saying Cornell simply due to its ...
Forum topic - fdsgterp - Dec 23 2014 - 4:52pm - 10 comments