This summer and fall, I've been networking hard with the asset & wealth management groups at BBs, MMs, EBs, and smaller regional firms. So far, it's been pretty successful, and I might have a shot at aor an EB. Anyways, in my networking, whether its one-on-one or at a reception with a larger group, I always make sure to ask good questions to make me stand out.
I'll be honest, there is more that I don't know than I do know, but I try to leverage as much knowledge as possible. I usually ask analysts how they source ideas, and whether it is an individual or collaborative effort, and how this affects their relationships with the bankers they report to. I also ask how they deal differently with institutional and individual clients, what types of asset classes they work with, and what types of analysis they use. Another example in regards to a specific analysis question, I'll ask how they factor in dividends andinto their number crunching, or something like that.
What are other good questions I should be asking? If I fail at, it's off to VAS I go!