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Should I make the move?I need advice from all of you again. Some background info, I have been working in research (ex-quant FI, started fundamental equities 2 months ago) for 3 years at a top traditional AM firm (400-1000B AUM). I am currently a junior analyst (the level after associate and senior associate) I have... 4 years 6 months
Why is it named Equity Research Rendezvous ?Why cant it be named just "Research Rendezvous"? I feel that the current name discriminates against the fixed income, asset allocation strat and commodities research crowd, which makes up a very large part of the research landscape! 4 years 9 months
Is an MBA worth it for me?Hi there, I graduated 3 years ago and have been working at a top investment manager in quantitative fixed income research. I am trying to figure out if an MBA is worth it for me and what my options now. Brief background about myself, I graduated from Cal (Berkeley) Engineering 2 and a half years... 4 years 9 months


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I can provide some insight as I made the same...I can provide some insight as I made the same move. Was a fixed income quant research analyst working directly with a PM for 4 years, and taking over APM duty when PM is on vacation, on the road. Was asked if I wanted to take a job at a higher level doing equity risk modeling, took the job and have... 2 years 9 months
front office roles in traditional AM. I work 40-...front office roles in traditional AM. I work 40-50 on average 4 years 5 months
syntheticshit: jesus christ these epines are...[quote=syntheticshit]jesus christ these epines are ridic....what it comes down to is that the CFA is a hidden requirement for those in the AM industry (sometimes HF) at top shops for career advancement, and its value for breaking in is pretty marginal at best. there will always be morons who think... 4 years 5 months
The ironic thing is that people who shouldn't be...The ironic thing is that people who shouldn't be taking the CFA spend the most money and waste the most time taking the exam. I work in the traditional AM industry, at a company where CFA is a prereq for moving up, at least within equities groups. I actually benefit a lot from taking the exam. I... 4 years 5 months
PMed you btwPMed you btw 4 years 6 months
I disagree with Kenny, and I know exactly why he...I disagree with Kenny, and I know exactly why he has a different point of view. I notice that Kenny's industry is listed as HF. HF focuses on absolute return. They are more flexible on risk and the mantra is more like "as long as the risk is limited to _____ , everything is ok". A risk professional... 4 years 6 months
the difficulty of CFA is really exaggerated. It's...the difficulty of CFA is really exaggerated. It's pretty easy. I didn't spend too much time on all three levels. It's just an excuse lazy people use when they fail the exam. Also, just use the notes. Thats all I did and I passed all three levels. 4 years 6 months
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Bodhis: Exit ops are generally encouraging for...[quote=Bodhis]Exit ops are generally encouraging for the buy side. Some situations I've seen: -associate with 2 years of sell side exp leaves for buy side junior analyst role. -associate with 3-5 years sell side exp leaves for b-school, gets CFA and then go to buy side sr. analyst role. on... 4 years 6 months
depending on what the "propriety trading firm"'s...depending on what the "propriety trading firm"'s strategy is, risk could either be FO or BO. If the firm is a market maker, risk belongs to MO or BO, because your job would just be to monitor the risk at a certain point in time. If the firm is more of an investor and take directional risk, a... 4 years 6 months
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