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Notes for Technical Interview QuestionsDuring a recent round of interviews with several banks, headhunters sent across a number of potential technical questions that they said I should be very comfortable with. However, through all of my interviews I was never actually asked any technical questions (although I did do a 3 hour modelling... 1 year 5 months
How to Make an App if You Only Know Investment...After my original post describing why I decided to resign from Rothschild and start my own company, we have since expanded Rickshaw to 22 currencies and 6 languages. Passengers now benefit from a database of nearly 1,000 local taxi pricing formulas throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific... 2 years 3 weeks
I resigned from Rothschild to start a companyFollowing an internship, I worked as an analyst with Rothschild's investment banking team in Singapore for two and a half years. During this time, I worked with a newly arrived director from our Frankfurt office to set up transport industry coverage in Asia and also spent time in Shanghai with a... 2 years 3 days
Would you leave IB for an internship in PE?I am now on secondment at my top-tier bank’s PE fund from its IB division (after only about 1 year at the job). Life is significantly better here. Both the work itself and the relations between colleagues are a very nice change from the never-ending stream of formatting pitch books in IB. I’ve... 4 years 2 months
Is gold a safe haven anymore?With gold around US$1,400, I am curious to know your thoughts on whether it is still a safe store of value. With so many investors running to it for fear of inflation, currency movements, ‘risky’ equity or bonds, or for whatever other reason, the value of gold appears to have become the product of... 4 years 8 months


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AMA: Investment Banking Analyst to Startup Co-...Getting back into banking was very tough. I had some very serious soul searching at that time. Things worked out in the end. I quickly got promoted from analyst to associate after less than 3 months on the job. I now have a very good life balance and got married last month. My life feels quite... 1 year 1 month
The $2,000 QuestionI would feel very uncomfortable with less than US$10,000 in cash. If you lose your job, you can end up in a very tough position. After starting as an analyst, I quickly saved about US$10,000 in cash, and then proceed to quickly pay down my student debt (while living very inexpensively). However... 1 year 1 month
AMA: Investment Banking Analyst to Startup Co-...Congratulations to you! I also left my IB analyst job to launch a start-up. It was extremely tough, although a valuable life experience. After about a year, I closed down and went back into IB. I feel much more comfortable in my life now, psychologically, after having at least tried to start my own... 1 year 1 month
Hong Kong WSO Meetup March 7th, 2014!!: Any reason why we changed it to 7 Heaven (which appears to be a nightclub) rather than Bar Six (which seems more suitable, also as written in Andy's e-mail)? 1 year 4 months
How Buffettology makes Valuations a piece of cakeI wouldn't specifically point out Coca Cola as a company that sells a unique product... It's a good company, but the products themselves are not particularly unique. 1 year 5 months
TWO internships in HK - TWO visas?I am not sure about the exact procedures, but it is likely that your employers will use an agent to do all of the paperwork and you may even work directly with that agent to get the applications done - so you should be able to rely on them for specifics 1 year 5 months
TWO internships in HK - TWO visas?If you are going to be employed by two different entities, you will have to have the second entity separately apply. after you get the new Visa, you would then just take the ferry to macau and back, or jump across the border to Shenzhen and come back. It is likely that your employers will be the... 1 year 5 months
Buying A Small Wealth Management FirmThis kind of small business in which the founder/owner holds all of the relationships (i.e. value) is really tough to think about in an M... 1 year 5 months
Buy Equity in a Professional AthleteWhen my sister jokingly suggested that I help her with her medical school bills, I thought it might be interesting to do something similar to the above. I offered to pay for a portion of her medical school if she paid me a certain portion of her post medical school income for the next couple of... 1 year 8 months
Notes for Technical Interview Questions@neanderthal that is a good question and I don't have a clear answer (if anyone else has a clear answer, please jump in) Possible reasons why you might use the marginal tax rate: - You sometimes (often) have no idea what the ongoing future tax payments may be and probably cannot predict the... 1 year 8 months