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Investment Management After Top MBA - Does Pre-MBA Experience Matter?

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Hello everyone, I'm a couple years into my career in corporate finance at an F100. I have my sights set on an M7 MBA later on, and I am interested in pursuing investment management in equities afterwards. I know that top MBA programs do have recruitment for funds like PIMCO, Fidelity, Wellington, ...

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fund manager Rude AF

choie1102

So I’m interning for this small investment team that handles large capitals of a high net worth family. Everyone on the team was either in investment banking, private equity, or hedge fund of big names for years. I am the first intern and the only one. Long story short, I really appreciate my man...

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Investment Analyst at PWM

Howard-Dalio

Hi came across this investment analyst job at a BB. Jobscope involves managing HNW assets (picking specific stock picks, allocation into funds, bond instrument). Seems like a mini PM job to me, albeit on a lower aum. Is this job useful to exit to asset management / hedge fund? Thanks!...

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Does BlackRock request official transcript?

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I am a rising senior, and i was wondering if i get an offer from BlackRock, i will have to provide official transcript when i graduate as a part of a background check ...

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Business Development Analyst at AQR or Guggenheim Investments

quino00174

I'm torn between the two roles. BD at AQR or Guggenheim Investments? Both similar salaries and the regions focused on are similar. Hours at one a lot worse. Thoughts?...

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Gamco vs other value shops - culture / comp / quality

sa-jue

There are a number of quality value shops in the equities space out there. How does Gamco compare with the usual suspects in terms of culture / comp / exit options? Appreciate any 1st hand insight. Thanks...

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Is an insurance company an asset manager?

Anopportunist

I'm offered to become a CFO of a tiny P/C insurance company and wondering whether I'm sure about philosophy of this business. Company market themselves as a professional service provider, wiki says it's a financial service, and I think it's an asset manager. Do you have a better definition? (I have ...

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BlackRock background check?

WanaW

Nothing to hide but am curious to know about the BlackRock background check-I have heard it's extremely complicated. Particularly in light of recent legal change that makes it illegal to inquire about salary history. I wanted to incorporate my annual raise into my salary negotations for the role and...

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Morgan Stanley FAA Program (NYC)

Jabo123

I recently applied for the FAA program at Morgan Stanley in one of their NYC offices. The process is as such. First apply, take general reasoning test, do the 'day in the life at MS' virtual exercise, 15 phone screening, conduct Hirevue digital interview, and then complete the business plan templa...

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Career path - Direct Lending

_francisco_danconia

Hi, I’ve been reading WSO since I was in college and now I’m 4 years into my career and would like to bounce some ideas off of the community around career path, and get any perspective I can from those of you that work on the credit side of things. To give some background: I work in the special...

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Modeling in AM vs IB?

patoloso

Hi friends, Is there any difference in Excel modeling between AM and IB? My guess would be that AM is more towards the 3-statements model and DCF and comparables while IB builds M&A models, LBO, etc... What are your thoughts? Plus, I've been seeing in the forum the modeling training packages from...

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Career Advice to Start a Family Office

Family1080

I want to set up and run a Family Office/Multi-Family in 3-5 years to look after the investments side of my family business. Currently all the investments are managed by private bankers and by family members with zero finance experience on an ad-hoc basis (no investment professionals in the firm). E...

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Is it wise to enter into AM in 2018?

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Currently, it's no secret that active management is shrinking and places like Fidelity are laying off a lot of their staff which is why I'm wondering: Would it be a wise decision for a college student to pursue working at an IM firm like Fidelity, Blackrock, PIMCO, Wellington or any of the other to...

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Goldman Sachs Asset Management Phone Screen

DerivativeTrader4

Anyone have insight on GSAM phone screenings? Advice? It's for an analyst position. Any chance it's technical?...

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asset management vs consulting (grad student getting out)

ponderingChimp

HI guys, I’m a graduate student currently but am considering moving out of academia after my degree, which is in the near future! The problem is that I have been so caught up in academia the past few years that I know an embarrassing amount on what other careers are out there. So, I’ve been ...

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Institutional Asset Management - GP vs. LP Side

Dupont29

Anyone have experience working in an institutional asset management role on both the GP side and LP side? What are the main differences, if any? Which role did you like more?...

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Thoughts on Macquarie Asset Management?

blackjack21

Don't really know a lot about Macquarie Asset Management and not a ton on WSO either. Anecdotally seems like comp is a little low, but nothing else stands out. Anyone have any experience with them? Interviewing, working there, interactions with them?...

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Bellwether Asset Management

Gollygeegravy

I was wondering if anyone has heard of this off-balance sheet, real estate Asset Management firm, supposedly a newly formed branch of Oaktree Capital. No idea what the interview is supposed to be like (applying as an Intern), anyone heard of them, or can provide some insight?...

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