| Adding Value with DowntimeWith Thanksgiving come and gone, and Christmas season around the corner, you guys, like me, may have experienced a couple slow days and may be subjected to some slow time during the latter half of December. Now, I like to pretend to be busy whilst browsing the internet as much as the next guy, but...|| 2 years 12 months|
| Revisiting the Keystone DebateWith the elections over with and Obama firmly in his seat, a group of senators both Democrat and Republican have reminded the President of his decision to delay an important energy project – the Keystone XL pipeline. On Friday, the senators urged the President to quickly issue a permit for the...|| 3 years 1 week|
| Exit Opportunities at Regional OfficesThough the standard path for the junior on Wall Street may be changing, many still dream of the presumed greener pastures of private equity or buyside. But for those of us in regional offices, the path might not be as clearly laid out.
The city where I work, Calgary, Alberta, is developing a...|| 3 years 2 weeks|
| Health & Fitness as an AnalystAs an analyst in investment banking or in other similar gigs, it can be difficult to adjust to the new lifestyle. What I found in college and what I’m seeing now with work is that when demands become too great the first thing that goes is the healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s just going with pizza (...|| 3 years 3 weeks|
| Foreign Takeovers by State-owned EnterprisesThis past week, we saw the market impact of Investment Canada’s decision to initially reject PETRONAS’ (the Malaysian State-owned Enterprise) proposed takeover of Progress Energy Resources, a Canadian oil and gas company. In order to approve a takeover of a Canadian company, Investment Canada...|| 3 years 1 month|
| Surviving as the New GuyStarting out new in anything can be difficult, be it a new team, school, group, etc. So in the seemingly ultra-conservative world of banking, it’s no surprise that coming in as ‘the new guy’ can be… difficult.
This past year, I’ve gone through the experiences of being the new guy in a smaller...|| 3 years 1 month|