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CFA vs CAIA vs FRM for Project Finance /...Currently weighing up the alternatives and have a bit of spare time on my hands. Background: already have a M.Fin and a Chartered Accountant certification, current role is in credit risk / transaction execution for a global IB, in particular doing cross-border secured lending to mining companies in... 9 months 4 weeks
How various professionals see the worldRecently I was having a conversion with a buddy who just started a grad job at a large insurance underwriter here in Zurich. He was saying how his perception of the world is changing now that the underlying structure of the global economy is gradually revealing itself to him through his work. He... 1 year 2 months
Anyone here a member of A Small World? Should I...So I have an invite to ASW which is about to expire and I'm not sure if the EUR80 subscription fee is really worth it. I do like the idea of being able to travel to places to meet up with people and go to events since I live in Zurich and travel Europe pretty regularly. Is ASW good for that? Or is... 1 year 6 months
Critique your boss with extreme care!A colleague in my team was recently made redundant due to so called "structural changes". The announcement came as a total shock to all of us since she was shouldering a ton of the boring administrative work that no-one else wanted to do, and she was fairly good at managing it all. Our team is... 1 year 8 months
Rutgers University offers course studying BeyonceI couldn't believe this trash when I saw it. If ever there was a shining example of the rotting standards of the US education system, it would have to be this. I'm sorry, but there is NOTHING to be gained from studying Beyonce at college. "Kevin Allred, a doctoral student who is teaching the... 1 year 9 months
Left-hand MousingHere's a little productivity hack for you monkeys. It's probably been raised on WSO before but wth. A bit of background - I work as an analyst at a boutique shop in Zurich. The vast vast majority of my waking hours are spent in front of a computer cranking models and reports (oh joy!). As much as I... 1 year 10 months
Dr Meth Anyone else here addicted to this shit? Seriously, I can't help myself wanting to employ more dealers and cooks so I can buy my very own China. LOL 2 years 1 month
Which city is the capital of the world?An interesting hypothetical came up in discussions at work today.. which city would be considered the capital of the world? I bet most monkeys here would be biased toward saying NYC is the world's capital, but let's not forget a capital city is by no means defined as being the largest or most... 2 years 5 months
Formatting financial ratios with 'xs'How do you guys format financial ratios in a report? Do you use for e.g. "1.51x" or "1.51xs"? I need to settle this once and for all. An associate at my bank keeps correcting my reports with useless changes, the most annoying being adding an 's' to the end of every financial ratio quoted. Not... 2 years 5 months
Zurich vs RelationshipWondering whether WSO shed some insight into my current dilemma. I have recently been offered a job in the mining finance team in Zurich with my existing employer. My background is asset finance primarily risk mgmt with 2 years experience having started on a grad program at a top tier in Sydney.... 3 years 1 day


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undefined: Didn't know a desk assistant for UBS...[quote="undefined"]Didn't know a desk assistant for UBS wealth management is now considered an investment banker[/quote] This. Also article states he makes annual revenue of $215k i.e. before overheads, staff wages and costs. He's probably breaking even at best. 2 weeks 3 days
Almost took a job at Uber in a strategy &...Almost took a job at Uber in a strategy... 3 weeks 6 hours
This is more or less what I was getting at....This is more or less what I was getting at. Obviously if there is a direct agreement between the lessee and the bank the answer will be straightforward, however I have assumed the lease contract is separate to the loan the lessor has entered into with the bank. The point is that if there is nothing... 4 months 1 week
It is important to differentiate between...It is important to differentiate between accounting ("economic") and legal ownership since the classification of a lease as finance or operating is independent of legal title. If a lessor has title to an asset but the substantial risks and rewards of the asset reside with the lessee, the asset sits... 4 months 1 week
Surely OP will deliver..Surely OP will deliver.. 8 months 1 week
A one month internship won't add anything to your...A one month internship won't add anything to your resume. If anything it shows you're likely to quit the job if a better offer comes up. 8 months 1 week
Up your coffee game.. order a three quarter...Up your coffee game.. order a three quarter double shot soy flat white, preferably single origin if available. That will teach him who's boss. 8 months 1 week
Might I ask how you ended up with $2m in the...Might I ask how you ended up with $2m in the first place? 8 months 1 week
lol 3rd year auditor in London in your mid-20' 3rd year auditor in London in your mid-20's.. that narrows it down a fair bit. brb figuring out your true identity so I can email ur boss and tell him how naughty you've been leaking information on the interwebs.. 8 months 1 week
Super interesting discussion. To add my 2c.....Super interesting discussion. To add my 2c.. spent the last 2 years working as a credit analyst in a structured asset finance team focusing mainly on natural resources in EMEA. I have done a fair bit of business travel throughout Africa and Europe mostly for mine-site inspections and deal... 9 months 3 weeks
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