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BlackRock FMA Superday 10/18/18

MarianoRivera

I had a superday for BlackRock FMA New York on October 18th and have not heard yet. The recruiter said they'll let us know within 2 weeks but I'm assuming thats just so they have time to give more offers if someone declines. I talked to a first year analyst and they said they received their offer th...

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Post-superday wait time for BlackRock?

Paul-Smith5

Just had a superday with BlackRock in NYC. What is the wait time for BlackRock after the superday? Most BB banks only take one or two days. I'm not sure if that applies to BlackRock as well? Does anyone have any experience with BlackRock recruiting?...

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BlackRock 2016 SA superday

Eric_s

Did anyone hear back about superday? I interviewed with BLK last Thursday via OCR and still haven't heard back. ...

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Investment Thesis, submitted this to a PM

financeguy11

Hi WSO, I've recently been in talks with an Asset Manager who has brought me in numerous times to help me get a better idea of what the day-to-day is like. I reached out to a school alumni that works there (Portfolio Manager) and have written him a few research reports. I wanted to get some opinion...

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Added value of a specific alternative asset class, need help with project

Leetj010

Hey guys, I am working on a project where I look at the added value of a specific asset class (such as PE-Buyout) for a fictional pension fund's portfolio (now 65% equity, 35% bonds). Some things I am looking at: -Efficient frontier analyse -Cov. matrix But also, finding a good proxy for the liab...

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Intern Follow Up

Ivan Boesky

So I recently met with the CEO of a large asset manager in his offices in NYC. I am 19 and I think he ended up liking me since he spent 1.5 hrs with me and talked in depth about his firms philosophy. I think I made it clear that I want to intern there since I left my resume but I did not say it spec...

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CFA level 1 best study material and tips

lrichard10

I am approching the CFA level one exam and wondering about what is the best path to pass it. I really appricietate some insight about books, forum, tips and any usefull source to tackle the exam. ...

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Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment management Summer Intern

TRASCOR

Anybody know anything about this program? It only had a 2 day application period - just wondering if it would be a good program to get in to Private Banking. They are one of the only BB's that also has investments interns. Obviously had some bad press this year, but maybe the best time to get in?...

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Thoughts on Fred Alger?

gil_fillian

Any thoughts from people on the Street regarding the reputation of Fred Alger - $20b AUM mutual fund in NYC with growth-oriented strategies? Specifically, views toward the Research Associate summer position?...

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Investment Associate Interview Process at IFC

gvassenga

Hello fellows, Could you please let me know what to expect in an Investment Associate - financial modelling and case study interview with IFC? Regards!...

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Comp at BlackRock PMG

bealdreaker

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Investment Associate at Wealth Manager - Investment Side of WM?

JimmyBuckets21

Given that this topic doesn't seem to get much discussion around WSO, can anybody shed some light on the career trajectory/exit opps of an Investment Associate at a Wealth Management firm? Position reports directly to the Portfolio Manager (which I assume is the end goal in this type of position) an...

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Need help deciding an offer: AM vs Trading

frololas

Hey WSO, I got two offers and need help deciding. One is in an AM's trading group and the other is in an alt investments fund. Pay and bonus is the same, I just need help deciding which one will probably have a better career trajectory and exit ops. Could someone enlighten me on the pros and cons ...

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What internship should sophomores in Asset management be looking for?

Giants123

Should sophomores in asset management look for an internship in a hedge fund? Should sophomores just try to get an internship through family or friends to set them up for their junior year? Anyone have advice?...

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BlackRock 2019 Summer Analyst Recruiting

goldmansnacks69

Hi all, I was curious for those that applied for a summer analyst position how long the timeline was for you i.e. applied, super day etc. and whether they're still recruiting. Haven't heard anything since applying in late Sept. (applied for Relationship Management & Sales). Would be great to get som...

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PWM Performance Bonus?

BTFBP

Performance bonus for PWM? Anyone have an idea on if that exists at larger firms, or is your base all you get?...

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Internal Wholesaler - Day in the life

Brendooo

Hey Guys, First time writing on here, but I was hoping any internal wholesalers out there would enlighten me on what your days are like. I'm in the interviewing process and was hoping to get a better understanding of what the day to day process is like. Thanks in advance...

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Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) Blackrock Superday 10/17/18

BigV

Hi all, If anybody hears back from the team, please let me know! And does anybody have an idea like how long it takes to hear back from them? Thanks!...

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Expect for Finance, What Blockchain Application Scenario Will Break Out?

Vena Network

The power battle between Bitmain and Craig Steven Wright has just turned off. Many people haven’t been recovered from this battle. Another fierce of bear market has hit. Bitcoin has fallen 14% in 24 hours and the price has fallen down to below $4,700. It has fallen into an abyss that never bottoms...

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Wealth Management Interview: Prepare a sales pitch?

dennispouka

Hello guys. I have a PWM HireVue interview and was wondering if I have to prepare a sales pitch. In line with the previous question, should I consider PWM as a buy-side or sell-side role? ...

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Acadian Asset Management Reputation

yujbkmnzvz

I have heard of the firm Acadian Asset Management. It appart is a quant asset manager that manages close to $100B. I am wondering is this place known and how is it's reputation? What other firms have similar prestige as this firm or similar research. I assume it is not on the level as AQR, or is it...

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Hiring freeze - what to expect?

bonefortuna

Top 20 asset management firms (think Wellington/Invesco/T.Rowe Price), emerging market analyst position. Passed all interviews, HR followed up, emailed to proceed with the offer, I sent current package materials back, one month later I was told they have to freeze the headcount. I understand the m...

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Golman Sachs Investment Management subdivisions

dennispouka

I am trying to decide if I will apply for the general subdivision in investment management or the other two, i.e. AM and PWM. Do you think it plays a role in the selection process? For example, if I apply for the general subdivision do I keep my chance open for both PWM and AM or should I treat it a...

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How to prepare myself for upcoming PWM internship???

peterlam3316943

I will try to keep this short. I come from a non-target school, 3.3GPA, but investment is all my passion, and I have been investing (equity, options, and recently commodity futures) since middle school (Chinese market and then changed to US market when immigrated). like everyone else, I was looking ...

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AM vs IB Recruiting Process? Boutique AM

Aye B

Hey guys, I'm in the middle of FT recruiting, and have been interviewing at a bunch of banks in IBD, mostly MM but one BB, but I'm honestly more interested in AM/HF, and got selected for an interview for a research analyst position with a boutique ($30-40B AUM) asset manager. The process for IB i...

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Asset Management Excel Test

CB to AM

Monkeys, I am currently interviewing with a boutique AM firm focused on debt. They have expressed that I will have to take an excel test prior to receiving an offer. Does anyone have any insight as to what kind of exercise this would be? Thanks. ...

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Goldman IMD Superday @ Dallas Offers?

Trojan1999

Hi everyone, Has anyone received offers or decisions from the Goldman IMD Superday for the Dallas office this past Tuesday? A friend and I both had ours for PWM (we're sophomores), but we still haven't heard back yet. I know it probably means waitlist/rejection, but I'm posting to just check in cas...

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BlackRock Superday ETF and Index Investing 11/9

dominatingna

Has anybody heard back from the 11/9 BlackRock superday for the ETF and index team? Or if anybody knows how long it usually takes for BlackRock to get back after a superday that'd be great too, thanks...

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Stop Wasting Money, Mining Also Makes You Powerful

Vena Network

Among most online games, 20% of the head-paying players are always the most valued parts. Other players, whether they are lucky enough or not, are always not so important. But if there is an online game, there is no need and no way for you to pay any money, can such a game provide a new model for...

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IMD Superday for Goldman

Trojan1999

Hi everyone, I'm a sophomore studying at a West Coast target, and I'm in the interview process for Dallas IMD. After finishing my hirevue around 2 weeks ago, I got an invitation for an IMD superday for this upcoming Tuesday. However, the recruiter told me that the superday will be virtual, and they...

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​Leave Us Little Time, Let’s Fight against the Whole Universe with Blockchain

Vena Network

This fall, many famous persons leave us, such as Vichai, Stan Lee, etc. You may be sad that the time is easy to pass and we can never go back to the past. As the lives go away, the chaotic universe completes another entropy increase. The second law of thermodynamics tells us that the degree of chao...

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Getting into Asset Management

Kadmus

I am an accounting major and will graduate next year. I am planning on getting a Masters of Finance. I was wondering what is the best way to get into Asset Management?...

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J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Super-day

Oakmont

I have a Wealth Managment Super-Day scheduled for this Friday after only doing HireVue, It's going to consist of a lunch and 5-30 minute interviews. What should I be focused on for preparation/does anyone have any personal insight they can share as to what I should expect? I'll be interviewing at a ...

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