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The Volcker Rule and FXThis is targeted to salesman and traders already working at a bank. So the volcker rule bans prop trading of "financial instruments" in investment banks and elaborates on its definition of a financial instrument. It then lists some things that are not financial instruments and includes "Foreign... 1 year 6 months
Government Agency, Repo, LatAm credit trading--...Hey guys, so I'm starting my stint as a SA soon with my long term goal being to work on the buy-side at a Global Macro HF. I was just curious as to how these three desks do in terms of getting into global macro. I know that LatAm rates does pretty well, but what about credit? I've read somewhere... 2 years 1 month
Fall Semester Internship or Programming classHey so I was wondering if anybody could help me with this dilemma. I'm going to be a junior and I'm very interested in trading and hoping to land an internship with a BB next summer (like every college student on this site). Unfortunately, I have no prior trading experience and the internship that... 2 years 10 months


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FT Decision: Concerns over SnT Exit OppsTo the OPs original post. If you're at a BB and went to a top school, all you have to do is do well on your GMAT and you'll get in as at a top B-school. You can spin off the whole, "i built up my sales and client facing skills, but now I want to go back to school to learn more of the technical... 10 months 1 week
Rate traders: how do you generate trade ideas?I would guess that now/last few months have actually been as stable as its going to be for a while since vols been at an all time low. Shit should start getting more exciting once the fed actually starts cranking up rates. 1 year 2 days
How many on a specific deskIf you mean opening as in for an analyst spot, then yea, its possible and probable that they do not hire every year. If you mean opening as in a VP or above spot, then they would either promote the associate or find someone from the outside if there is no associate or if they dont think said... 1 year 1 week
How many on a specific deskAnd thats including analysts/associates 1 year 1 week
How many on a specific deskA BB will probably have ~20 traders tops in their whole FX trading group(excluding EM) at one office. Probably around 5 or 6 in options. 1 year 1 week
S&T interns: 3 things that got me hiredI think HR's influence varies widely by bank. Where I interned last yr, they had the biggest say with the exception of maybe a desk head really pulling for you whereas I've heard that HR has almost no say at some other banks. I think the difference may be if you're on one desk the whole summer VS... 1 year 1 week
I Need The CFA Like I Need HantavirusQuick question. Everyone saying that having a CFA is very important for PMs, does this include macro PMs as well? Also, it seems to me like the CFA is only useful if you didn't come from a target and/or didn't get a good front-office job after graduation as it might help you get a second look... 1 year 2 weeks
Lunch Orders/Coffee RunsThis has to be a troll post. 1 year 4 weeks
Finally, Some Quantification – The Expected Value...^^Agreed. I don't know how you can say that there isn't prestige in tech. It may not appear to be the same because finance types tend to be on average more "douchy" and tech types more "nerdy", but that doesn't mean that it isn't there. I recently graduated and I know a few kids who chose positions... 1 year 1 month
News Sources?FT, bloomberg, and the economist (not really relevant for pressing market news, but probably the best source to get an international perspective of various political, economic, and business developments. Also many people on the floor, especially on macro desks, read the economist). IMO the WSJ is... 1 year 1 month