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Preferred Communication Method At WorkI worked with people who prefer to communicate (work related stuff) via chats. I never really got that as they literally sat right next to me. The preferred method of communication apparently depends, but personally: 1. When it's something important, containing multiple points, or needs to be... 3 months 1 week
Lesbian CoworkerA few questions for you: 1. There's a girl on my team, very smart and competent. I never even thought she could be gay, because she wears makeup and dresses and heels - all very feminine. Obviously I know not all lesbians look like dykes, but I don't even think she's femme. Could she be bi? 2... 3 months 3 weeks
Upbringing and Success: Do Rich Kids Have an...Recently I came across an interesting article "Yes, rich kids already won the career game. Here's why" (https://michaelochurch.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/yes-rich-kids-already-won-the-career-game-heres-why). To sum it up, the author argues that rich kids have an advantage because (1) they know how to... 4 months 2 weeks
How to learn about industry sectorsJust want to ask if anyone has any suggestion on how to learn (in-depth) about an industry sector. Apparently sell side research is always a good start or just speaking to the analysts. But say I'm not familiar at all about a sector, how can I best and fastly learn about it? How would you do it... 4 months 2 weeks
Family Guy vs. South Park vs. The Simpsons The eternal debate. Let's vote. 4 months 3 weeks
Hedge Fund Lunch BreakJust wondering how long you guys take for lunch at work. Do you typically go out for lunch or simply grab something and eat at your desk? Personally I prefer to take around an hour off to clear my head a little - and most guys here do the same. 5 months 14 hours
Are BB Asset Management Long-OnlyI'd always assumed Asset Management at BBs are long-only. But I'm not sure now. Could someone who has worked in or has friends worked in such a firm enlighten me please? And what are some typical strategies they use on the equity side? Do they trade derivatives too? 5 months 1 week
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I'd suggest start with your friends from school...I'd suggest start with your friends from school and analysts at your current firm. I think your mentality right now is great. Just go out and make friends. And opportunities will present themselves. 4 months 2 weeks
I always wonder, with all those references to 80s...I always wonder, with all those references to 80s pop culture, would the demographic of family guy be significantly different too. 4 months 3 weeks
yesbrainer: SP why is this even a question....[quote=yesbrainer]SP why is this even a question.[/quote] You'd be surprised 4 months 3 weeks
South Park personally. South Park personally. 4 months 3 weeks
propchop: From conversations that I've had with...[quote=propchop]From conversations that I've had with professionals at independent asset management firms and those at BBs, most mutual fund mandates can short to some extent, and most can and do trade derivatives. From what I understand, fixed income funds tend to short and trade derivatives more... 5 months 1 week
propchop: From conversations that I've had with...[quote=propchop]From conversations that I've had with professionals at independent asset management firms and those at BBs, most mutual fund mandates can short to some extent, and most can and do trade derivatives. From what I understand, fixed income funds tend to short and trade derivatives more... 5 months 1 week
IBBanker: french grass: (Interested in this as...[quote=IBBanker] french grass: (Interested in this as well). In terms of pay, I can confirm CDPQ (Quebec) is shit at the junior (Analyst/Associate) level. What's "shit"? Is it worst compared to a banking 3rd year if it's associate level? base/variable? Have heard CPPIB pays relatively on... 9 months 3 days
I'm going through the exact same process. Did you...I'm going through the exact same process. Did you end up getting the offer? Thanks. 9 months 1 week
Agreed. "Politics" does matter. Usually age is...Agreed. "Politics" does matter. Usually age is the last thing I care about. You can be a 23 year old and right out of school, but you are smart as hell. It's the ones who are incompetent but controlling that annoy me. 1 year 3 months
I'd say, self selection bias. I'd say, self selection bias. 1 year 3 months