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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... 5 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... 7 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 9 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 11 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 12 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... 3 years 1 month
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 3 months


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Having a girl friend my freshmen year of college. Having a girl friend my freshmen year of college. 1 month 1 week
Trueace: Any idiot can also basically replicate...[quote="Trueace"]Any idiot can also basically replicate an index at a hedge fund and outperform a lot of active managers by not trading a whole lot and being patient with quality companies. People think finance is complex and typically when you try to make it that way you end up with a situation... 1 month 1 week
I didn't have a summer and I got the job. But...I didn't have a summer and I got the job. But then again I am amazing. 5 to 25% don't have a summer analyst stint I want to say. 1 month 1 week
This will probably do the trick:http://www....This will probably do the trick: 1 month 1 week
Where is France is bacon? Where is France is bacon? 1 month 1 week
This has to be one of the dumbest fucking...This has to be one of the dumbest fucking questions I have read. You really think your boss is going to rock up and ask you to launder some dick head's pocket money? Are you that thick to think that you would be able to pull some shit like this in a bank? Really? You don't think there is any type... 1 month 2 weeks
The fit is 95% of all interviews, the technical...The fit is 95% of all interviews, the technical are 5% unless you are really a moron and cannot add 2 + 2 1 month 2 weeks
That's a lot of horse shit about the young...That's a lot of horse shit about the young bankers. The older bankers were given packages to exit, and a lot of them got out of banking at that time. Recruiting was tightened, so very little grads were coming into banks. The ones that got let go and had a little bit of banking experience usually... 1 month 3 weeks
Useless for IB Useless for IB 1 month 3 weeks
SSits: I right click and launch 2 instances of...[quote="SSits"]I right click and launch 2 instances of the training module. I then powerclick through to the quiz on one of them. If there's a question I can't answer, I then click through the second instance to find it.[/quote] Seems like a lot of hardwork. I know the answers by now, but in... 1 month 3 weeks