Asset/Investment Management vs Sales/Trading

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My mind has been tossed around the past couple of days about this and found no clear answer. What is the real difference between Asset Management divisions and Sales/Trading Divisions. I want to think Asset Management is there for managing long term investments, but do they also trade? And I also want to think Sales/Trading is trading the firms assets to willing buyers, or buying assets on behalf of the firm from a broker or someone for it's own good or to buy and sell for a client... ergh, I guess the pure difference would be nice.

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Jul 30, 2014

Not to be cold, but have you used Google? Other sites will tell you everything you want to know.

Jul 30, 2014

BB S&T can always go to investment management but not the other way. Early on you will get paid more and get more experience at BB S&T. I agonized over this decision as well (tossing in IB to the mix) but when I came onto the job market, the market made the decision for me!

It's good to think about now but apply to everything and then worry about decisions once you have offers.

Jul 30, 2014

thanks for your insight- i have offers already in both so now i really have to decide!

Jul 30, 2014

what BCbanker said
S&T first, then investment management

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Jul 30, 2014

Which IM firms do you have offers from? BlackRock?

Jul 30, 2014

JPM in asset management

Jul 30, 2014

congrads on both offers. I would do s&t

Jul 30, 2014

I've heard conflicting information about which bank is stronger in terms of sales and trading- Barclays or Bank of America. Any insight?

Jul 30, 2014

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Jul 30, 2014
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