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Female Bullying in Prop Firm

a5hleybmw

Thanks Everyone for the responses! I will update with any notable progress. ![thumbs up](https://media2.giphy.com/media/GCvktC0KFy9l6/giphy-downsized.gif)

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AMA: former BB market maker (trader) for US Treasuries - now a prop trader

faceslappingcompilation

I started out as a desk analyst, doing spreadsheet and programming things for all the traders on the government desk. I went to a non-target state school, and my entry job to the ibank was in the IT division as a VBA Excel and SQL database developer (back when that was special). After a few...

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AMA - Commodities Trading, Alternative Investments, Alt Data

Commodity101

Experience spans across energy commodity markets, <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>, alternative investments, strategic busdev, corporate strategy leadership and risk mgmt. <h4>My Background:</h4> <li><abbr title="balance...

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How much entertaining to salespeople do at junior levels?

-FatCat-

Do junior salespeople take clients out to dinners, sporting events, etc? How often? I would assume they would only be tagging along with a senior salesperson who would be hosting the event, dinner, etc. Is this even as prevalent in the industry anymore? I know a few people I have spoken to say that ...

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Buy Side Repo Trading

dumbasscollegekid

Hi All, Searched around the forums and haven’t seen this posted, does anyone have experience or knowledge around repo trading on the buy-side? I have an opportunity at my company (large asset manager) to move over to the repo desk to trade us govie repos as welll as some developed market FX on t...

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FortiDDoS exam dumps

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Citi ghosting following Successful Campus Recruitment

manu12

I interviewed on campus with citi markets summer analyst back in April where I was part of a group of six people who were moved through on to the next round. After this news, the alums in charge of recruitment hosted an info session to outline the next steps and did an informational. However, since ...

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S&T full time application questions

donkeykongkongo

Hi all, I'm currently working as an algo intern at a trading desk, and I am getting ready to apply to other companies. Is it common for these other companies to call your manager at your current company about you?...

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Why Sales?

TheShortBig

This question is for those who work on a sales desk, or may be able to offer some insight... It's no secret that PWM isn't exactly seen as the gold standard by a lot of people in the financial services. Maybe because it's not hard to get into, doesn't require a lot of research, and isn't where all...

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Good side projects to have on resumé when applying for S&T internships

datakid97

Hello all, Asides from the standard grades and other internships, what are good side projects to have on your resumé when applying for an S&T internship? Do they even matter at all? I study Math Engineering/Comp Science so I have some projects related to markets but I'm worried about the projects ...

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Skilset for Exotics-Structured Products vs FX or other liquid products

EuroQuant

Hi guys, I was hoping someone in the industry could explain to me what kind of maths/stats/CS skillset is required in trading/structuring/quant roles in exotics/hybrids/structured credit, etc vs for instance a role in FX or other highly liquid desks. I ask this because I have a bsc in engineering...

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Physical Trading Outside EU/US

weilh730

Hi all, looking for some advice on possible career paths in physical trading/commodities shops in APAC. I'm specifically interested in ops roles, and might even be interested in ops long-term, but from what I've seen most opportunities in any capacity are in EU/US, which isn't an option right now du...

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Having a contact push your resume for a SA role

amonkeyl

Hey guys, So over the past couple of months I have made two solid connections in S&T at a BB, both invited me in to shadow them for the day and meet their analysts. We email regularly and casually, both are exec. directors and both have taken an interest in me, with one a desk that I am really pass...

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Stuck in S&T

Monkeyfaces

I’ve been in Sales for about 5 years now, covering all kinds of different clients globally and at one point or another I’ve sold pretty much any product and any asset class the bank offers, from very vanilla to complex structured derivatives. I don’t see much growth in my position, and I don...

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Basics for Trading SA 2020 application

ozajasz

Hi, As I am preparing for my 2020 SA application for Trading division I wanted to ask if there are any programming languages and IT skills required to do the internship? I've read a lot about VBA. Is it something one should know how to use before applying? Also, what is the technical knowledge I co...

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The Best Kauai Photographers that are located in Princeville!!

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808 Pictures. Kauai photographers since 2004 now have the highest in Google five-star reviews for professional photographers on Kauai. Our top award-winning team of friendly photographers on Kauai has been published in magazines around the world and have the most affordable photography package price...

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Should I leave Equity Sales for client portfolio management at Blackrock?

pursuitoffulfilment

Hi Guys, Currently at a Top BB doing equity sales (just about to start my 2nd year as an analyst) and contemplating moving to BlackRock as a product strategist/client portfolio manager. I love markets, investing, and client interaction but in equity sales the client interaction is not that rewardi...

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Question - Sovereign bond - Yield - Price - Conundrum, help needed

MBAinSearch

We have 2 sovereign bonds issued by 2 different countries in the emerging markets space. Both bonds are issued in USD, and have equal maturity. One country has Moody's/S&P credit rating significantly higher than that of the second country. However, the bonds for the country with lower ratings are tr...

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Switzerland dispute with the EU

datakid97

I read an article and if I understood it correctly, the EU wants to ban Swiss equities from trading on European exchanges. Furthermore, they are planning on doing the same with the Brits later if they don't accept certain EU laws. What are the consequences of these events for traders working in Sw...

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datakid97

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Goldman Sachs Principal Funding & Investments (PFI)

RudeOil

Does anyone have any info on this group? Has anyone interviewed with them? Apparently the former group head ran the structured credit prop desk at Merrill; now running his own hedge fund (Prosiris Capital). http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-25/ex-goldman-sachs-trader-ali-gets-fund-capital-fro...

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Career switch into quant trading - viable?

looking2join

Hi all, Been considering a career shift into quant trading for quite some time. Unlike most people here asking for career advice who are mainly undergrads, I'm 5 years out of undergrad with some (hopefully) relevant experience under my belt. My background: -Applied Math/Statistics major from a top...

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Sports Betting Models - Summer Project

Moosteon

Hey all, I am currently interning at a small, local shop to try and make some extra spending cash before my junior year. I have already recruited and landed a really solid junior summer gig, so I apart from work I will have a lot of time on my hands this summer. As the title suggests, I am highly i...

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Best Rates and Rates Derivative Desks

icehouse95

Which firms have the highest regarded rates desk, specifically in NYC, but Global input is welcome as well? Also curious about rates derivative desks....

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Canada S&T

burgeryearl

Wondering if people can provide their 2 cents regarding the S&T space in Canada. What's the outlook like? What are the average first year associate salaries? Are most positions concentrated in Toronto? Do many people leave to eventually to move to buyside like they do in IB?...

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MBS Trading Firms

eoinmeany

I recently had an interview with KGS - Alpha Capital Markets, they are the only MBS focused shop that I am aware of. Can anyone with any industry knowledge provide a list of MBS focused or related firms? Thanks in advance....

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How to prep for MBS trading?

wso_n00b

I started a junior trader position very recently on the mortgage desk at an institutional AM firm. The firm is not small (>250B AUM), but does not offer structured training of any sort. My main day to day tasks are: answer phone/take bids, entering and allocating trades to hedge/adjust portfolio ris...

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Best books, or other reading material for S&T?

shortthetvix

I've got a bunch of books on general finance, but looking for books specific to S&T? Looking to try and understand trading moves more: volume, spreads, volatility trading, etc......

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Why choose Sales and Trading over Investment Banking?

Giants123

What are the advantages to sales and trading over Investment Banking? What should your interests be to go into Sales and Trading? what types of technicals do you need to know for Sales and Trading?...

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Which rotations to take at UBS

Wanderful

Hey, guys, I am an incoming S&T summer analyst to UBS London. I am more on the trading side and have 2 rotations to choose during the summer. Just wondering which desks should I be choosing over the summer to give me better exposure/future opportunities/return rate? (Equities, Forex, Rates or any ...

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Moving to a larger institution after graduation

Shiny

Hey guys, I am going to start my full-time S&T analyst role (particularly trading) in a smaller bank. I'm wondering if I want to move to a larger bank/hedge fund, should I apply for their graduate program again during my first year or work for 2-3 years more to apply for an experienced role? Cheer...

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2020 Internships at Glencore/Trafigura/Vitol

5sWithACrackedScreen

Does anyone know if Glencore/Trafigura/Vitol or any boutique commodity trading firms have 2020 internship programs? I've tried to find information on this but it just seems that they higher recent grads. If they do, how does their recruitment process compare to BB trading internships? ...

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Metals Derivatives

YoungDumbFullOfRum

In need of help: Am moving from trading energy derivs at one firm to metals derivs (specifically, industrials) at another - what's the best resource for swotting up on that market in terms of: i) Contract structure; ii) Basic strategies; iii) How the derivatives market relates to the physical marke...

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Structuring vs Trading exit opps

Hardlyhardy

If the goal is to ultimately go into hedge fund in a PM track, is it better to start on the sell side doing structuring or trading?...

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Trading and Mental Arithmetic

Derivs

Do traders really need to be able to multiply numbers like 47x38 in their head? Any advantage to being a human calculator as a opposed to just being very swift with a calculator and/or computer software? Is this just an interview screen? I was asked 13x17 in my interview and got it fairly quickly a...

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The definitive trick to passing a prop trading math test.

clevortrevor

Practice Practice Practice. I've seen lots of posts here asking about how to pass Flow Traders math test, or Optiver, or Akuna or whoever. Maybe there's some geniuses out there that pass these tests without effort. This thread isn't for them, and i certainly don't fall in that category, yet i've m...

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Chimera Securities Prop Shop, sketchy or legit?

thisguy22

Has anyone heard of or know anything about Chimera Securities? They have an office in my hometown in Westchester. They seem sort of sketchy though because it says that New Hire Traders are immediately allowed to trade with the firms capital. Usually these prop firms have a year or so of training bef...

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Opinions on these Prop firms in London?

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Are quants really all that?

getthatquantmoney

I've been hearing more and more about "quants" and how some of them make 250k-400k straight out of undergrad (like that AMA) and how it's so many people's "dream job." I've looked a bit at what a quant does and most of the time it'll entail a ton of math, including stochastic calculus and Brownian m...

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Offering to work for free on weekends/ evenings

Invert12

Really looking to make a career change from Big4 M&A due diligence into trading (went from 2 years in audit and have been in FDD for just over a year). I managed to land an interview for Real Time Power Trading, but they said no due to lack of energy experience. I'm having trouble getting anyone to ...

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Test Please Delete

That one guy111

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Advice on getting return offer for S&T

Wanderful

Hey, guys. I am an incoming S&T summer analyst at UBS London. I wish to get a return offer for my summer internship. I am wondering what are the ways to improve my chance of getting a return offer? I have read on other posts about adding values to the desk. However, what are some of the specific wa...

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The next 5-10 yrs in DCM + FICC Derivatives Desks - Still a decent spot or avoid?

Venturepapi

If you're prepping to go into S&T for the long haul - whats the future looking like for DCM + FICC derivates desks? Where are the best places to be even outside of those areas in S&T? ...

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