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Buy-side vs. Sell-side ER?

MonkeyBeesWax

Hey guys, what's the biggest difference in working at a sell-side ER (working at global investment banks) vs. buy-side ER (research associate at large AM or MF) in terms of the work you do everyday? From my understanding, the biggest difference is that the sell-side ER has a lot more marketing aspec...

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JPMorgan Video Interview

Yankee Doodle

Hey monkeys! I'm a junior at a non-target. Just made it to JPM's AM/WM first round interview, which consists of a video interview made up of four questions. I have never done a video interview before, nor ever interviewed with JPM. Should I expect technical or behavioral questions? What is the bes...

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Fixed Income - Anyone?

badsuns

Hey guys, I was just wondering if there are a lot of people on here working in Fixed Income. Doing an internship on the buyside right now, but my firm doesn't have a direct intern-to-analyst route, so was wondering how I should tackle recruiting if my school doesn't have a lot of alumni in the indus...

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Anyone ever live through an Acquisition?

Whatever1984

It's the ten year anniversary of the financial crisis, and my firm may be about to go through one. The last time I did we were the golden child, meant to bring growth to a moribund company. This time it looks like it is going to be all about economies of scale. I've already heard a rumor about an...

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PIMCO- FT Superday/Assessment

ArbitrageAlex

Is anyone familiar with PIMCO's superdays? I am interviewing with a department that isn't the most technical (isn't Account/Portfolio, more client relationships) and am curious how the interviews and the 'assessment' are. Is the assessment an excel test? If so, what functions/formulas are expected?...

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Seeking Advice - Middle Office next step

ChloeOrc

Hello, I am seeking some advice on my next step. I am a "Portfolio Analyst" on structured products in MO at a very well known asset manager. The work is focused on reporting, making sure hypothetical trades are within compliance, helping answer non-glamourous investor inquiries - in essence not ver...

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Second Career in Financial Advisory/Private Wealth Management?

thomas1282

Currently in a Corporate Finance budget/accounting role at a Fortune 500. I have a Finance Degree and MBA. Very relaxed job with very good work life balance, salary, benefits, etc. The only problem is boredom and stasis. My plan right now is to stay on my current glide path until I'm 45 to 50 wh...

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Is Strategic Planning (Wealth Management) a FO role?

BrianHunter

As the title says, Is strategic planning in wealth management a front office position? I've seen on the job description that it will also allow you to take the CFA during the program cheers...

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How Do Short ETFs Operate and what are the risks vs. typical "long" ETF?

Marcus Nietzsche

When you're shorting a stock or an asset, you're essentially selling something you borrowed in the market with the hopes of being able to buy it back at a lower price and the differential is your profit. If my understanding is correct, a short position is inherently riskier than a long position ev...

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Benefits of learning R language

Betseat-Getachew

Hi, I have my heart set on a career in portfolio management. Is it worth it investing the time in learning the R language? Working in finance you deal with data and analysis all the time so my assumption is that it wouldn't hurt. Thanks...

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Asset Management vs BB Sales

topjobstopcities

What are the main differences between sales and asset management? It seems that the roles are fairly similar....

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Have an offer from a long-only fund....feeling super stressed out.

IRSPB

Hi Everyone, I have been interested in stocks and public markets investing for a while now and have diligently pursued my interest (reading investing books, doing bottoms up investing, creating stock pitches etc). I became interested in stock markets about 7 years ago when I had created a pitch, cr...

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What can a non-finance major expect in an Asset Management Interview?

lostandneedstobefound

Hey Everyone, I am a senior at Michigan from a software engineering background with no finance experience. I applied to an AM FT opportunity because I thought it sounded interesting and FO high finance is something I always wanted to look into, but I thought my GPA was much too low (sub 3.0). I g...

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Guggenheim Corporate Credit Group

MichaelBurry

Has anyone been through the interview process with this group or have any helpful insight about them? Have an upcoming phone interview and can't find much online about the group in general. Thanks in advance...

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Blackrock interview (completely lost)

EUROPETARGET

Hey guys, today I received my invitation for the blackrock spring week superday in London. But I´m totally lost! It´s for the Financial Market Advisory, but I have no clue what it is or what to expect (keep in mind that I´m a freshmen). Could someone help?...

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Career Advice For Soon-to-be-Graduate with AM Experience

wolframhead

Hi all, I just got some unfortunate news from my summer internship and am hoping for some good advice. Appreciate whatever input you have. Here's the situation: I interned at one of the offices of a long-only equities asset management firm with over $100 billion AUM. The internship went well in t...

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Thoughts on Waterfall Asset Management?

thetrilogy8

Has anyone heard of Waterfall Asset Management or worked there? Curious to get some more opinions on the firm. It's a New York based hedge fund with $8 billion under management. What's the work/life like? Compensation? Reputation? Exit opps, if you even need to leave....

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Superday with No Networking - what are my chances?

simonmany

Hi WSO, I have a superday with Goldman's Investment Management Division (PWM, AM Client Business, Insurance) coming up. I was very surprised (and lucky, I presume) to get the interview, as I have done literally 0 networking with anyone at Goldman. I am an Econ major from a target with a 3.85. I've...

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Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisory Services (Portfolio Valuation) Phone interview

Bakboot

Hi guys, I have a phone interview coming up with Houlihan Lokey's Portfolio Valuation group for an experienced analyst position. I wanted to ask if any of you had experience with HL's first round phone interviews. The person who is interviewing is from HR. Keeping that in mind, do you think I shoul...

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AllianceBerstein associate interview, what models should I know?

smalpj46

What types of financial modeling should I know for an Associate interview at AllianceBernstein? Got a phone interview on Thursday, but I am trying to prepare for the on-site interview here if I move forward. I have studied the IB interview guide so I know the valuation, accounting, and finance part,...

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2019 JPM Asset Management Clients Summer Analyst - HK/SG

mynameisheffe

Would like to create a thread on this position. I know their deadline is on 10/29 but some I know some hirevues have been sent out already. Any updates anyone?...

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