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What if your broker goes bankrupt?Hi, this is probably a stupid question, but what happens if your broker goes bankrupt? Assume you were rich (I'm not) and you wanted to invest some of your wealth into somthing very save, say, inflation-protected government debt. I know there are mutual funds that specifically invest in this... 1 year 1 month
advice on rotations during BB sales and trading...Hi, I was offered a summer internship in Sales and Trading at a BB (Citi, MS, Deutsche, that caliber) in London and I was asked to put down my preferences with regards to rotations. I mentioned I'm more interested in trading than in sales and I come from a more quantitative background (maths... 1 year 2 months
Competency-based questionsHi everyone! I usually do really well in interviews unless they are competency-based. I just don't know how to distinguish myself when they ask stuff like "Tell me about a situation when you had to stand up for yourself" "what are your three biggest weaknesses?" etc. does anyone have any advise... 1 year 6 months
Morgan Stanley spring week London final-stage...Hi everyone! I was invited to Morgan Stanley's final stage interview for the spring insight programme in London. It consists of two telephone interviews each half an hour long. In the email it said the interviews would be about core skills needed to succeed in finance as well as competencies. It... 1 year 6 months
Morgan Stanley spring week London final-stage...Hi everyone! I was invited to Morgan Stanley's final stage interview for the spring insight programme in London. It consists of two telephone interviews each half an hour long. In the email it said the interviews would be about core skills needed to succeed in finance as well as competencies. It... 1 year 6 months
telephone interview BB spring week London,...Hi, I have a telephone interview for a spring week in London coming up. I googled my interviewer, he works in Equity Sales. I've had interviews before, but never with someone working in sales. Is there anything I should know? Typical questions sales people like to ask that other interviewers do not... 1 year 6 months
How many traders does a BB in fixed income on...Hi, I have very limited knowledge on S... 1 year 6 months
First year summer internship opportunities in...Hi, I'm wondering if anyone happens to know some good first-year student summer internships in London. I'm especially interested in asset management. thanks a lot for any recommendations/ advice! 1 year 11 months
Jeb Bush 2016?Hi, I'm just curious about what you think: Do you believe Jeb Bush will have good chances of being elected president in 2016 if he decides to run? 2 years 1 week
Can some provide an insight into the work of a...Hi, I'm quite interested in asset management (regular AM, not private equity or hedge funds). if you go on WSO or similar websites, you will find tons of threads like "a day in the life of an M... 2 years 2 weeks

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ok thank you! ok thank you! 1 year 1 month
ok great thanks for the advice! ok great thanks for the advice! 1 year 2 months
derivstrading: FICC is a very broad area so...[quote=derivstrading]FICC is a very broad area so sort of an impossible question (ie some banks may do certain desks, some may not, some have gutted, some havent etc). My 2 cents, for equity derivs vanilla options, on index you will have around 4-5, on single stocks around 4-8 (depending on how... 1 year 6 months
derivstrading: Have a stock pitch preapred (...[quote=derivstrading]Have a stock pitch preapred (both long and short), have an opinion on the major markets, know the 5 main things going on at the moment. Just because HR says its a competency interview, most of the time with interveiws with people from the desk you will be asked more markets... 1 year 6 months
TheFamousTrader: Don't dig in to it too deep....[quote=TheFamousTrader]Don't dig in to it too deep. It says competency-based, hence just prepare for the usual: 1) Why bank X? 2) Why markets? 3) Usual situation-type questions (e.g. tell me about a time when you worked in a team etc.) Since it's going to be with a sales person you might want... 1 year 6 months
ok thank you ok thank you 1 year 6 months
one question (I'm not American, so please excuse...one question (I'm not American, so please excuse if this is a stupid question): I am aware that not going to a particular college doesn't mean one didn't get into it. one may have one's own private reasons etc. but what surprises me: why did George Bush go to Yale even though he was a poorly... 2 years 6 days
and also, you mentioned somne former economic...and also, you mentioned somne former economic consultants join asset management firms. what is there role their usually? economic analyst, credit analyst maybe? and how common/ realistic is the move from a top econ consulting firm like CRA to a top asset manager (e.g. Fidelity or Blackrock)?... 2 years 6 days
Since I live in the UK, do you know which firms...Since I live in the UK, do you know which firms are leading in economic research in the UK and European market? (because some of the firms you mentioned unfortunately only have offices in the US like Cornerstone) thanks a lot! 2 years 1 week
great thread, thanks a lot for posting this. great thread, thanks a lot for posting this. 2 years 1 week