Equity guys VS Fixed Income guys

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Visited a few banks trading floors during break, surprised to find the consistency across those banks
equity side: basically all sales guys, loud, fun, athletic, aggressive, throw football during work, hire very hot assistants, shortest attention span( shorter than fx guys),

FICC side: technical, quite, serious, science geeks, only have a few assistants who are not cute, sales are women.

One bank i found really funny is that FICC guys built a wall in the trading floor between equity and fixed income...how geeky.....

i heard there's difference between equity and FI in every country but it got most ridiculous in tokyo. lol. how about NYC? any input?

Comments (9)

Jan 12, 2010

i think you post some of the most idiotic stuff on here

Jan 12, 2010
monkeyface:

i think you post some of the most idiotic stuff on here

I just burst out laughing when i read that... haha

Jan 12, 2010

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Jan 12, 2010

I'm convinced this "Girl" is a troll.

Jan 12, 2010
1styearBanker:

I'm convinced this "Girl" is a troll.

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Jan 12, 2010

Clearly you have not been to the desks of FICC for Barclays, DB or CS.

Jan 12, 2010
adehbone:

Clearly you have not been to the desks of FICC for Barclays, DB or CS.

no, im particularly curious what's like over Barcap and DB. the one i mainly talked abt are Merrill, UBS, and a Japanese bank.

Jan 12, 2010

I've been on the trading floors of both CS, DB equities and fixed income - I don't know where you get these stereotypes of "hot assistants" and "science geeks". I've seen "science geeks" on equities and more "athletic types" on Fixed Income.

At every bank there is a good mix and they are looking for WELL ROUNDED people. I seriously doubt one floor is completely filled with anti social geeks while the other are super models.

Jan 12, 2010
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