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How to invest $300,000I'll get straight to the point: a family tragedy has left me with a sizable piggy bank, roughly $300K. As far as investing goes, I am pretty clueless. I am meeting with my boss's financial advisor and accountant later in the week, but I would prefer to invest my own money myself rather than pay... 4 years 2 months
CalPERS Real Estate PE Fund PerformanceI downloaded a doc some time ago that broke down the fund performance of every PE fund that CalPERS invested in. I don't remember where I got a hold of it, but I think it was from this website. Does anyone know if there is a similar doc that breaks down their RE investments? 4 years 5 months
I got a 730 on my GMAT, but not sure if I want to...I'll get straight to the point: *730 GMAT *Graduated college in 2007 -Major - Business Admin with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Finance; Minor - Economics -2.9 Cumulative GPA -3.8 GPA in Math related coursework (Calculus, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Accounting... 4 years 11 months
Insightful Memo from Howard MarksI found this on zero hedge blog today: http://www.zerohedge.com/article/deep-thoughts-howard-marks-3 This memo articulates investor rationality in debt markets pretty well. He seems to understand what a lot of investors just don't. I thought it was pretty informative. 5 years 3 months
Michael Lewis on Bloomberg, Anybody Else See This?pretty cool vid, not particularly informative but Lewis comes to some interesting conclusions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1YWZbsJlaQ 5 years 5 months

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***CMBS Market Loses Steam as $1.5 Billion...***CMBS Market Loses Steam as $1.5 Billion Issuance Implodes*** http://www.costar.com/News/Article/CMBS-Market-Loses-Steam-as-$15-Billion-Issuance-Implodes/130989 4 years 2 weeks
Edmundo Braverman: It's a "simple" matter to...[quote=Edmundo Braverman]It's a "simple" matter to become rich, but it's not "easy". What I mean is, there's a formula you can follow that is relatively straightforward and duplicable (making it simple), but it often requires life-long dedication and a single-mindedness of purpose (not easy over... 4 years 1 month
Anything to help a recent Trojan Alum. First off...Anything to help a recent Trojan Alum. First off, BB IB recruiting is highly structured. The recruiting process for all investment banks generally works like this: resume drop ---> 1st round interview --> 2nd and/or 3rd round ---> "Super Day" ---> ding or offer. The process starts Fall of... 4 years 2 months
Lawyer_Chic: Someone told me I should tell this...[quote=Lawyer_Chic]Someone told me I should tell this board why finance now: I considered it when I was graduating in undergrad in 2008, but the market showed a lot of signs of weakness and I thought law school would be a better idea (and I had a lot of friends who had offers taken back or start... 4 years 2 months
Cool. Lots of good advice and good ideas, some...Cool. Lots of good advice and good ideas, some not so god ideas and some downright idiiotic comments. For now, I am going to go with my boss's financial advisor. I met with him a couple of times and he seems to know his shit. Thanks. 4 years 2 months
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hedge the world: How To Make Money - a Simple...[quote=hedge the world]How To Make Money - a Simple Guide for Big PE firms 1: Find healthy company with strong, predictable cashflows 2: Buy it 3: Load it up with debt 4: Sell all the assets, then lease them back. Keep all the cash this releases for yourself. 5: Slash CapEx 6: Watch... 4 years 2 months
UGh...fuckin PE. Couple of things that bother me...UGh...fuckin PE. Couple of things that bother me about PE and PE related matters: *First, the fact that Southern Cross failed during the finanial crisis doesnt necessarily mean that it was BX's fault. There could have been many other contributing factors as well. A lot of companies failed... 4 years 2 months
The problem with going the "corp/finance/M&A...The problem with going the "corp/finance/M... 4 years 2 months
Right. I was on Investopedia all night last...Right. I was on Investopedia all night last night, its actually pretty good. I also signed up for Morningstar a looong time ago, will check it out again. Thanks! 4 years 2 months