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ACA Accounting Exams - what book to use to study...Some help would be appreciated on the below: I want my partner to potentially become an accountant in the UK (she would have to train from scratch, this is a 3+ year project). I saw there is a basic module that covers "accounting" at the certificate level. What would be a good book you would... 3 months 3 weeks
Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to WSO in a meaningful way in more than a year (apart from my... 5 months 3 weeks
Advice before you PM a professional on this...I don't post on this website as much as I used to, as 1) I am not a college student and don't have that much time. 2) I have a demanding schedule 3) All CFA exams have been passed... I just thought I'd make an exception and write the following advice post. If you are going to PM me: 1)... 1 year 8 months
Boston - Tell me moreI just watched "The Town", and I want to work in Boston one day (Think 10 years down the line). Except for pension fund management, and a certain large endowment fund, I can't really think of much out there. I only ever faced two hedge funds there, one EM fund and one event driven one, but that... 2 years 4 months
Why are you guys still interested in markets?I don't really go on campuses anymore representing my banks at banking fairs, so for the last 2 years I have had little contact with undergrads etc... I interviewed about 4 potential juniors recently, then decided against hiring someone without a client base. The only thing I really saw was that... 2 years 5 months
How to get into banking - and WSO myths...You come from a non-target? Sucks to be you You have a low GPA? Sucks to be you You want a job in banking? Sucks to be you I've been on this website for almost 6 years, and only recently re-started reading some of the posts. Most of them are pointless, but there is the odd post that will... 2 years 7 months
Why YOU should take the CFAThere is a lot of discussion out there as to why you should take the CFA, why it is shi.t, why it is a waste of time, why it is great, etc... Now I will try to explain why (IMO) you should take it: I. What it takes to pass your CFA: 1) You need to have been relatively good at University, and... 2 years 10 months
If you want to quit - SOLDIER ON BOY and stay put!I was going to reply to some kid bitching about his job, and how bad he felt about being shit at it. But instead of replying directly to him I thought I'd make a more generic motivational post: It's a very tough environment, has been since 2008 when I started. After my first year I was... 2 years 10 months
What to read and watch for sales peopleI made the below list for a work study a while back (i sent it to him by email). I was cleaning my inbox and stumbled upon it, enjoy. Trading (Fixed Income): Liar's Poker Mergers and Acquisition: Monkey's Business Reason for the crisis: The Big Short Maybe: Private equity: Barbarians at... 2 years 11 months
All you ever needed to know about what to wear in...My main market is closed, lucky you guys, here is a useful post! No one gives a damn, as long as you look half decent and don't wear red trousers and a clown nose... If you are a summer analyst / just started - don't fuck up the breakfast order that's all we ask of you. After you have worked... 3 years 1 month


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Fundrise: Raising Real Estate Capital Online -...[quote="cre123"]1.25% equity raised fee? Is that really that bad?[/quote] Na that's absolutely fine 1.25% - From what I remember it was nastier than that. They had something like 20 to 50% of the performance. 10% management. 3% introduction. Etc... Fees were just staggering when you were getting... 5 days 21 hours
Fundrise: Raising Real Estate Capital Online -...I did some work on this recently, although I can't share too much of my brain shattering findings as NDA bs etc... Here is all of it in a nutshell: 1. Does great in bull time - will most likely crash and burn in the next downturn and take down all the mugs they got investing with them. 2. It's... 6 days 10 hours
The Intern Turns 21: Getting Drunk With Your...Walked in on this post to give advice. All advice already given, I am walking out. 6 days 23 hours
Conversation with an Equities Sales Trader[quote="GammaMonkey"] Disjoint: GammaMonkey: derivstrading: Lol at a cash equities sales person saying quantitative ability doesnt differ among S/ST/T QFT. This is partly true in cash equities but completely false for almost all structured and exotic trading desks. I call BS on your comment... 1 week 15 hours
Which MS finance?[quote="youjustgotlittup"]Lol where does the idea come from that LSE MSc Econ & Finance is easy to get into? I don't know where these GMAT stats come from but the E&F programme is (1) very competitive to get into and (2) a very tough programme.[/quote] Glad someone mentioned it. LSE is... 1 week 18 hours
Conversation with an Equities Sales Trader[quote="GammaMonkey"] derivstrading: Lol at a cash equities sales person saying quantitative ability doesnt differ among S/ST/T QFT. This is partly true in cash equities but completely false for almost all structured and exotic trading desks.[/quote] I call BS on your comment GammaMonkey. And... 1 week 18 hours
Is the center of power in banks shifting? [quote="NESCAC"]Where do you people come up with this stuff? CS has always been strong in private banking, and their CEO is ex-Prudential plc, in hopes of continuing to beef up their private banking arm in Asia (because the dude crushed Asia at Pru plc). UBS has always had a very good wealth... 1 week 3 days
12 Dos and Dont's of Drinking With Clients[quote="thebrofessor"]@SirTradesaLot @Disjoint @Edmundo Braverman I'm sure they all have the best stories.[/quote] Thank you for the mention :) I won't go into too many details and will keep it PG-13 as I'd rather not compromise myself. 1. My entire grad class was surprised I kept my job... 1 week 5 days
"Wife Bonuses" - Allowances of the...[quote="DickFuld"]Never trust what is written in the papers. If it sounds ludicrous, it probably is. Think about the time last year when some 17 year old high school senior from Queens supposedly earned tens of millions trading in the stock market or when some guy supposedly punched me in the... 1 month 1 week
Grin and Bear It - What's the Funniest Shit...[quote="VodkaRedBull"]Senior consultant calls me over to his computer to review some slides I sent him... right after he ripped a nasty fart[/quote] So you faked that you enjoyed the smell? 1 month 2 weeks