First jobs in trading? Please advise.

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What are the best places to start a career in trading?

I know Goldman and some other BBs get a lot of press, but what about buyside firms? What about energy companies? I suppose most people get to high-quality trading hedge funds after a BB stint, but what other paths are well-regarded (if any)?

What's the consensus on energy trading jobs at Chevron or BP? I noticed John Arnold, of Centaurus, is an ex-Enron energy trader.

Thanks for any insight.

Comments (4)

Nov 1, 2007

what is your actual question? Trust me that John is not hiring anyone on the com side.

All the energy firms are on the physical side.

Nov 1, 2007

Am I totally wrong, or is Deutsche Bank's S&T up there with Goldman and others at the top? I have heard that DB is as good as it gets for starting a career in S&T...

Nov 1, 2007

DB is quite solid in capital markets especially in europe, from what i've heard.

Nov 1, 2007