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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... 5 months 2 days
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... 9 months 3 weeks
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 1 month
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 3 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 5 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 5 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 1 year 8 months
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 1 week
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 1 month
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.... 2 years 7 months


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Help w/ goldigger?Surely OP will deliver.. 3 months 1 week
Include on resume?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. 3 months 1 week
Coffee Etiquette 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. 3 months 1 week
Critique my retirement portfolio - I'm 27...Might I ask how you ended up with $2m in the first place? 3 months 1 week
2.5 years in Big Four audit: Ask Me Anythinglol 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.. 3 months 1 week
Corporate Banking HuddleSuper 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... 5 months 19 hours
Quitting with no gig lined up - deathwish?I think you are severely underestimating the difficulty of landing an analyst gig at a VC as well as overestimating the value the VC industry will place on your top bucket analyst experience at a BB. Don't quit your day job. 5 months 19 hours
Hello from Australia! :)Good to see more Aussies on here. Good luck with the job hunt. 5 months 20 hours
How valuable is international experience?The value of international experience is showing you can adapt to different cultures, gain a wider perspective and live outside your comfort zone. Global mobility makes you far more valuable to an international company, and some firms (including my bank) don't even consider people who haven't... 5 months 1 week
EY structured finance analystWith a history of petty theft, you will go far in structured finance. 5 months 1 week