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Hedge Funds Move into P2P LendingJust saw there was an update about 2 months back. Just want to report that my initial investment of ~3k in 130 notes is still holding steady with a 9.39% net annualized return. I have about $700 in principal still outstanding, and $570 in interest received to date. By the end of the year, all my... 3 years 3 days
WSO CDO Year End 2011 UpdateMy personal experience is that note defaults look a bit like a smile- There are some early defaulters, then a long tail of gradual defaulters. Also, the secondary market is more efficient than it used to be. I am not sure you could really get many outsized returns there anymore. Instead of... 3 years 2 months
Banker chicks[quote=labanker]Something happens when women get to be around 30. I'm 29 now and I know many women who were 100% career focused, take no prisoners in their early / mid 20s and then all of a sudden BAM! All they can talk about is having kids and work seems like an afterthought. It's really an... 3 years 5 months
Fake It Till You Make It, Baby[quote=Asia_i_Banker]How much of a stake do you think this VC would take after investing US$1.5m into the company before the company got off the ground? On another note, for those of you who are more familiar with VC, how big of a stake to VCs usually take in early-stage companies?[/quote]... 3 years 6 months
career in banking/finance = employee for the rest...What can stop you from starting your own boutique IB or broker/dealer? I myself worked at B/D startup- it can be done. Trading related businesses have relatively few barriers to entry whether you are starting a prop shop, a mutual fund, hedge fund, or an HFT shop. I think you are just missing the... 3 years 6 months
Boss' condescending email...What do?Any firm over a few hundred people is likely to have an HR department that cares about this sort of thing. You could forward it on to them with a note saying you found it unprofessional and not up to the firm's standards or something like that. I wouldn't expect any drastic action to result, but it... 3 years 6 months
Late to work!Try to get in a half hour earlier than you do now. If its a 9:00 start, get there at 8:30. Start this tomorrow. Then when you are "late" or sleep in, you are still early, or on time in the worst case. This will get you brownie points. If you are on the clock and out at 6 (or whatever) sharp, count... 3 years 6 months
WSO CDO Year End 2011 Update[quote=freeloader]I know its only 2 data points here, but are you guys consciously look to have no more than $25 wrapped up into any one note / borrower? I have to imagine its a pain to fund a small amount (200! notes to comprise a $5K portfolio?). What's the upper limit you would lend to any... 3 years 6 months
WSO CDO Year End 2011 UpdateI am just rounding the two year mark, and I am a little under 10%. I have about 5 grand invested in total, with $25 invested in nearly all notes. I have not reinvested my dividends, because I bought a place this year and wanted to look as liquid as possible. The loan officer gave me a real wtf look... 3 years 6 months
Is it hard to get a BO job right now?BO is getting outsourced and automated to death. My neighbor had about 100 people under him, and ran the BO in PWM. They got rid of the entire area. He did end up getting a similar role for another BB, but he had to go where the jobs were and moved to a small city in the midwest. He didn't mind... 3 years 6 months