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Fixed Income - Write up or research report help!I recently got asked to put together a write up or research report on an a high quality corporate issuance of my choice. I am familiar with the fundamentals of credit analysis (I am a CFA charterholder), however, I am very unfamiliar with where to go for credit research and information (my... 2 years 2 months
BlackRock Job Posting Success?Hey guys, Has anybody had success, or know someone who has been successful, posting their resume to job postings on BlackRock's career section of their webpage? I've been applying pretty regularly to positions over the past 5 or so months and have yet to get one response. Yes, perhaps my... 2 years 2 months
Language Requirements for Emerging Markets...Hey all, This may be a really stupid question, but I've always been curious - do you have to speak the language of the region/country in which you are investing? Reason I ask - I was looking at a couple analysts that invest exclusively in emerging markets - China, Vietnam, Brazil and they... 2 years 3 months
Best Source for Sector Information/Summaries?Hey guys, I'm a sector specialist and am interviewing for a generalist fund and was wondering how others generally prepare for these types of interviews in terms of being up to speed on multiple sectors. Where is the best source to deep dive into specific sectors? Thanks ya'll. -W 2 years 7 months
Exiting PE: PE ---> Portfolio Company?Hey all, So I know most people here are looking to get into PE (godbless you all). I'm actually in a slightly different situation - I'm considering leaving my fund and going to one of our portfolio companies. I know the company well - I led the deal (diligence, documentation, structuring, etc... 3 years 5 months
Profits Units and Stock Appreciation Rights...Hey guys - quick question for you LLC and financial modeling gurus. Do you typically include profits units and stock appreciation rights when calculating fully-diluted units? Not quite sure what the answer is since both have different "ownership" at liquidation depending on the strike valuation. 3 years 8 months
2011 PE Compensation Study - Glocap & Dow...Has anybody seen this yet? 4 years 7 months
First Year Post MBA Comp (MM)? Anybody have a sense of what fresh MBAs from top tier schools are seeing for compensation (base/salary/carry) for middle market? I'm assuming they are coming out as senior associates? 6 years 2 months
What exactly is a "Legacy Fund"?I know this is simple question - can someone help me out? Thanks! 6 years 11 months


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BlackRock Corporate Strategy Group -- The Typical...Tulip - what did you go with? 1 year 5 months
CFA or Harvard MBA for Asset Management?[quote=Walkio]Unlike IBD / PE, It's important to understand that AM/PB doesn't have a clearly defined career path. Some firms start you off as an Analyst and then progress you to PM whereas others don't. Getting an MBA may be useful in AM, but work experience and professional qualifications are a... 1 year 10 months
Just Failed CFA Level 1[quote=DCDepository]I wouldn't call them that valuable. How many people do you know personally "arrived" in their career or became successful or wealthy because they have the CFA charter or any other non-required designation (e.g. CPA and actuarial exam passing would be required for a specific... 1 year 10 months
I'm a research associate at a major mutual...Can you talk a little about stress level on the job? Given how competitive the industry is, and need for strong relative returns, how stressed out are the analysts you work with on a day-to-day basis? 1 year 10 months
Just Failed CFA Level 1[quote=DCDepository] Wangta: I've seen a lot of CFA vs. MBA debates. To be honest, I'm not sure why people aren't focusing on MBA + CFA. They are both acheivable, however, the MBA is only available for a "limited time". By "limited", I mean there is a finite time, or age range, where you... 1 year 10 months
Just Failed CFA Level 1I've seen a lot of CFA vs. MBA debates. To be honest, I'm not sure why people aren't focusing on MBA + CFA. They are both acheivable, however, the MBA is only available for a "limited time". By "limited", I mean there is a finite time, or age range, where you have a real shot to get into a good... 1 year 10 months
Just Failed CFA Level 1Stick with the CFA if you really want to do asset management. If you really want to pass, get the Schweser notes and the Qbank (important) and crank through ALL 2,000+ questions in the qbank. Keys to passing CFA are (1) getting throught all the material and (2) practicing questions in the same... 1 year 10 months
What sectors/asset classes are the 'favorite...Would be curious to hear as well. 2 years 1 month
BlackRock Job Posting Success?[quote=dumbasscollegekid]I just interviewed at BLK this week.... I applied to a position online and didn't hear anything for 3 weeks. I had an employee referral and had an interview scheduled that day. If possible, I'd try and find a connection[/quote] Goodstuff - I hope you did well! 2 years 2 months
BlackRock Job Posting Success?[quote=Xaipe][quote=Wangta]Thanks Xaipe - I am a dumba$$. Just uploaded cover letters for both positions I recently applied to. Hope they get seen. I submitted the initial applications yesterday, so it hasn't been 24 hours yet. Do you recall how long it took to get an email/call after... 2 years 2 months