Baller trading groups at GS/MS

What are the likely most baller trading groups right now at Goldman and Morgan - in both equities and fixed income (but particularly in equities)?

Baller meaning 1) most sought after skill-set to start fund/etc, 2) best opportunity to start a fund, 3) best exit opportunities into buy-side, or 4) just highest earnings potential.

Understand this is a very broad question but just very curious about this. Thanks!

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Apr 17, 2010

synthetic cdo's at goldman london

Apr 17, 2010
twilightgirl:

synthetic cdo's at goldman london

They've got this guy....Tourre I think? Millionaire, really successful....try to get hooked up with him if you can.

Apr 20, 2010
m.c.trader:
twilightgirl:

synthetic cdo's at goldman london

They've got this guy....Tourre I think? Millionaire, really successful....try to get hooked up with him if you can.

The "Fabulous Fab" last seen running off to France... catch him if you can!

Apr 17, 2010

Already classic.

Apr 17, 2010
bcsisbad:

Understand this is a very broad, seemingly unintelligible question...

Really? I was able to understand it just fine... my reading comprehension must be off the charts. I think you have "unintelligible" confused with "unintelligent."

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Apr 17, 2010

oh snap

Apr 17, 2010

morgan stanley has a great commodities group.

Apr 18, 2010

This is a silly question - being part of any particular group is not going to massively impact your chances of success. You get baller traders in every single division, in every single bank that can go on and found super tight hedge funds. Especially at Goldman, there are baller traders in every single group, and it all depends on your personal preference and ability. On the buy-side, there are hugely successful funds in any given asset class which try to recruit traders from relevant teams at GS/MS. Ultimately, try to get into a prop group if you can, but apart from that I don't see a quantifiable edge in being in one group over the other to end up as a badass hedge fund manager. Also, don't forget that GS/MS flow traders take on massive prop risks aswell, so if you're good that will get spotted very quickly.

Apr 20, 2010

Wtf is all this GS/MS shit?? MS ain't shit on the markets side. Let's just make that distinction clear. MS hasn't been hot in trading for a loong ass time.

Apr 27, 2010
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