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How did this NYC high-school student make $72M...http://nymag.com/news/articles/reasonstoloveny/2014/mohammed-islam-stock-trading/ "Mo got into trading oil and gold, and his bank account grew. Though he is shy about the $72 million number, he confirmed his net worth is in the “high eight figures.” Is it penny stock or futures? Futures... 5 months 2 weeks
Top firms for illiquid asset valuation?Anyone know of top firms, specifically well-known boutiques, that specialize in the valuation of illiquid assets/securities? Or BB divisions? I was thinking it might be a good way to enter HFs down the road. 4 years 8 months
KKR Capital Markets- SA?Do any undergrads end up in this group? I don't hear too much talk about interviews in this group. Do you know anyone who successfully placed an FT with them? 5 years 2 months
Resume Help- input, thoughts, suggestions, and...Just wanted your comments on editing and substance before I start sending this out. The recruiting season has passed so I'm hoping to snag some type of SA position at an HF/PE firm in NYC for the summer. http://www.razume.com/documents/14046 I also have an interview coming up with a... 5 years 2 months
Ziff Brothers Investments and Soros Private...Any information on these two firms? Soros Private Equity (I don't read about them in the paper) Ziff Brothers Investments (seems private) I am interested in their level of recruiting. 3 years 5 months
Info? Schultze Asset ManagementSchultze Asset Management: Event driven value investing. Anyone worked there before? 5 years 3 months
Heard of them? World Capital Markets (44 Wall St.)http://www.worldcapitalmarket.com/ Is this merchant bank legit? It seems like it would provide great exposure to the asian markets since most chinese companies are trying to go IPO in the US. My colleague told me that the companies they worked with (Clients tab) are well-established in the... 5 years 3 months
Which division for deal origination and capital...Everyone talks about IBD, but I'm having trouble finding the "official" division within a I-bank that focuses entirely on deal sourcing (for roll-ups, turnarounds, or strategic acquisitions) and capital raising (finding interested sponsors like PE funds, hedge funds, etc). So a career focused not... 5 years 3 months
Leveraging non-IBD alumn?How should I approach this? I have a couple of strong contacts in BBs (MS, ML, JPM) but unfortunately they work in AM. The last one is operations so should I cross that one out? [quote= ] MS Director: primary responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and monitoring multi-strategy hedge fund... 5 years 5 months
Do these deal sizes show an ultra-small boutique?My short-term goal is MM PE, but my long term goal is to eventually get into value investments. Maybe HF, but more along the lines of having an ownership stake in an undervalued company, working with the management (or proxy off), then simultaneously grow organically and acquire similar undervalued... 5 years 5 months

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17 year old makes $72m trading in high school:...None of you guys read the article. The most important line was 'Mo got into trading oil and gold, and his bank account grew. Though he is shy about the $72 million number, he confirmed his net worth is in the “high eight figures.”' It's gotta be futures. He was probably funded by connections... 5 months 2 weeks
17 year old worth $72mm from trading?None of you guys read the article. The most important line was 'Mo got into trading oil and gold, and his bank account grew. Though he is shy about the $72 million number, he confirmed his net worth is in the “high eight figures.”' It's gotta be futures. 5 months 2 weeks
How High Can Uber Go?'A final possibility, of course, is that $17 billion really is too high a valuation—but that investors are willing to overpay because it gets them preferred stock, which would guarantee them a return if there is a big IPO or acquisition down the line.' Exactly. Bill Gurley describes Benchmark... 11 months 3 weeks
How High Can Uber Go?You high flying finance guys are looking at this from the wrong perspective. No DCF or comps will ever get you close to the valuation that is implied by the most recent capital infusion. VCs from the west coast aim for unicorns and always value at premium once a startup passes a certain threshold.... 11 months 3 weeks
Is it worth it to try to enter FT IBD Recruiting...Oh please. The only thing you should value is options. Anyone with a 3.7+ from Harvard has options. 11 months 3 weeks
Switching careers after 2 yearsI don't much about those programs or have any idea on how to hop into AM with the mentioned degrees. Wish I could help more. 11 months 3 weeks
Switching careers after 2 yearsApply to Columbia University M.S. Financial Engineering. Stop wasting your time in BO. I interned under two analysts in NYC who both graduated from Columbia who were both ex-engineers non ivy undergrad. It's definitely possible. MS will be the shorter/cheaper route and you'll still have the option... 11 months 3 weeks
Global Macro/ Interest Rates Crash Course-- HelpAre there any books on this subject? Attempting to learn the "feel" just by reading articles takes too long. 3 years 5 months
galen burghardt e-booksTough book to find online. The closest I found are notes from the book and another publication: The Government Bond Futures Basis: part 1 of 3 http://yieldcurve.com/mktresearch/files/FuturesBondBasis_Part1.pdf My Notes - The Bond Basis Book by Burghardt (Chapter 1).pdf http://www.... 3 years 5 months
Problem solving in private equityUnless you're a big dog, an analyst in PE is pretty much the industry's equivalent of "manual labor." Problem solving and creativity are reserved for higher-ups. 4 years 2 weeks