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I will be hanging around the SF region the third week of April, and the LA region around the fourth week. I am a financial analyst (mainly equities, little bit of fixed income) working for an European asset manager with AUM around 1.4 bn and a little over 3 years of professional experience.
Anyone know if you can qualify for the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card as a first year analyst? Any other suggestions for a card for analysts? It would be a my first credit card so I have no prior credit history.
Recently an analyst in my office was obviously overwhelmed. History showed that this analyst was a very high performer, but something was off as his work product was subpar and he was being short with all of us. I asked him what was up and he said, "I can't get everything done, and the work keeps stacking up."
I instantly went into career coaching mode and gave him some of my sure fire tips for getting out from under the crush of work.
I have doing some research on various forums and speaking to different people and I found that base salaries for quants with no experience is between $90K-$120K with some people mentioning around 25%-50% bonus . With 3-5 years experience base salary moves to $150K-$180K base with around 50% bonus.
Are these numbers accurate?
If so being a quant the best paying role in banking?
''The stock market is rigged.
When I started making that claim years ago — and provided solid evidence — people scoffed. Some called it a conspiracy theory, tinfoil hats and that sort of stuff. Most people just ignored me.
But that’s not happening anymore. The dirty secret is out.''
My not-so-secrets to success<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 3/2/12.</em>
In the past few months, I've been approached on a few occasions by college-aged folks asking the typical question: how to succeed on the street from a less-than-stellar undergrad background....
Learn How to Decode Body Language from an FBI GuruThis is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...
Hit Rock BottomLong time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE <span class='keyword_link'><a...
Why I Bought A House<em>Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap</em>
Some context is needed. Yes, I...
AMA: HY/Distressed Analyst at NYC based Mid-Sized Credit Hedge FundHey all, long time lurker first time poster. Just wanted to share my background and answer questions for those interested.
Background: 7 years of investment research experience prior to b-school, mostly in equities (some credit) with half of that on the buyside at a hedge fund; sectors...
BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community,
I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-annual-compensation-reports">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...
I Guess That's One Way to Pay for College<em>Mod note: Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 2/11/14.</em>
God, I love the free market. This is absolutely hilarious. Call me old fashioned, but I look back with fondness on the days when a guy could walk into just about any strip club and witness the cold war...
I miss the 90s/ early 2000'sThat was, in my opinion, the GOAT time period for music:
- Vertical Horizon
- Linkin Park
- Puddle of Mudd
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Lenny Kravitz
Every time I just lay back and listen to any of the above I have an eargasm.
Post your favorite...
Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOWWall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link-building.
Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...
Headhunters for IBD lateralingAnyone know of any headhunting/recruiting agencies that specialize in IBD lateraling for analysts? I am aware that many of the agencies that do buyside recruiting also do some IBD recruiting, but was...
Holy Cross IBDoes anyone have any info about how Holy Cross places in BB IB FT/SA?
Rate my MBA Chances (MSF Grad/3yr WE)Hi guys,
A little bit of background:
3.1 GPA from well-respected but generally unknown university in Lebanon
3.5 GPA from WUSTL MSF;
710 GMAT (willing to retake - took it 4 years ago)
Passed all 3...
dyed hairI'm a girl and I dyed my hair in high school. It's platinum blonde right now, but should I dye it back to black?
Big Four audit to IB/ERI'm currently a Big Four auditor in London but wish to move into IB/ER after I finish my accounting qualification. My CV is a bit premature in the sense that I can't move quite yet but I would like...
Why I Bought A HouseMod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on...
Undergrad UW Madison vs Penn State Uni for IBSup peeps.
So I got into PSU and UW Madison and don't know who to go with. My main focus is on who will give me the best chance at landing a FT FO M&A IB position, and both have pretty strong...
should I disclose the company nameI have been a freelance consultant for some local startups and signed the confidentiality terms. I realize if you work for a MC firm, you are not allowed to disclose your clients' name. But how about...
Ranking & Salary Elite Boutiques LondonI would like to know how you would rank the following boutiques in London:
Evercore Partners, Perella Weinberg Partners, Centerview, Rothschild, Lazard, Greenhill, Blackstone, Moelis, Guggenheim...
UT BHP vs NYU BPEHello all!
I was recently accepted into both the UT Business Honors Program and the NYU Business and Political Economy program. I'm pretty torn between these two options and I was hoping for some...