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The Role of Hedge Funds in the Financial...I hadn't seen this paper on WSO yet, so I thought I would go ahead and share it. Obviously, a number of monkeys on this forum aspire to be hedge fund managers one day, so it's always worth asking: Does my life's work add value? According to this study, "The value of the hedge fund industry... 3 years 2 months
Reneging in ReverseSo here's an original topic. Anyway, I know most reneging topics are usually based on the premise, "I wanna say 'Fuck Off' to Big 4/F500 Rotation/MM for a BB opportunity," or something along those lines. Well, I'm trying to get out. I have a BB offer. I've accepted/signed. I recruited... 3 years 8 months


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Ewwww...Poor People"You need generations of government intervention for that." That gave me a nice little laugh to begin my day. Thank you, Eddie. As for "Ghetto Tracker" itself, this is just what people have been doing for years -- now in app form. Instead of asking your friends for advice on where to go (and... 1 year 9 months
When will the anxiety about success stop??Oh my. This thread was really something. To the OP: At least you realized that you have a problem. The path forward is simple: Give fewer fucks, drink a few beers, find a guy/girl/dog/hobby that makes you really happy, and realize that in 300 years, your life, your job, and everything you... 1 year 9 months
Another reneging dilemmaIf you want to do something else, then do it. HR will not be more understanding, but who gives a shit? It's your life, big dawg, the only person you need to worry about not pissing off is yourself. 1 year 10 months
Bonus Bananas August 23, 2013Re: (7) Don't come back if you don't have to. I'm also from the Bay Area. Returned here to work at a hedge fund (don't ask me what time I wake up), and I'm damn near my breaking point. Let's just say this isn't the place we grew up. No one is polite anymore (I swear they used to be). Our... 1 year 10 months
Clooney rebukes LoebClooney was actually making a fairly decent point until he got here: "How any hedge fund guy can call for responsibility is beyond me, because if you look at those guys, there is no conscience at work. It is a business that is only about creating wealth, where when they fail, they get bailed out... 1 year 11 months
"It's Not You, It's Me" - HBS...Can't say I'm terribly surprised. Most MBA folks I know have dogmatically followed the rulebook their entire life. At this particular moment in time, the rulebook is saying, "Go work for a start-up! You're special!" In 2005, the rulebook was saying, "Go work on Wall Street! You're special!"... 1 year 11 months
Bonus Bananas June 14, 2013(6) To your comment, Eddie: Once MBA graduates start pursuing something en masse, you know the end is near. It's funny how when something is currently Zeitgeist-y and popular, no one talks about things like "social value" and the like. It's only ex-post (i.e., after the housing bubble) that people... 2 years 2 weeks
Posting on WSO at WorkThis website wouldn't exist if people were concerned about posting at work. What else are analysts going to do when putting in the requisite face time? There's only so many "Grantland" articles written every day... Anyway, by the time your company looks into your browser history, they've already... 2 years 1 month
Equity Risk Premiums (ERP) and Stocks: Bullish or...Fantastic article. I tend to agree with your 'bottom line' -- I, too, think there are enough 'soft landing' scenarios where the risk-reward on certain equities still looks quite good. The trick for central bankers, of course, will be passing the baton between valuations rooted in QE and... 2 years 1 month
Vacation Days[quote=alexpasch]Maybe it's cuz I'm several years out of college now, but I find these types of posts and replies so hilarious. Most of you will burn out before you reached the promised land (if you can even call it that). The smart ones of you will realize it's bullshit and opt for a job that... 2 years 1 month