Flow traders opinions

Got an offer from them, was wondering how they stack up against competitors/BB S&T comp wise. I heard it's a fairly long deferral and half paid in stock which is painful since it's a smaller company and more volatile

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  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Other
Jan 12, 2022 - 8:23am

PM offer in terms of bonus+signing only. Flow has highly variable comp structure. The same year someone makes a 900k bonus, another guy on a desk could've made 20k. Let me know the desk you're planning on joining in terms of product and I can give you a rough estimate of what to expect during your first two years. If you want to trade and you're good at it, in terms of compensation you can make a killing. Almost the definition of a meritocracy with a guy 2 years out of college who made 1.1m in bonus the other day while I know someone who got 7k the same year. 

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - FI
Jan 13, 2022 - 10:49am

One of my fellow peer interns at BB received offer from Flow APAC and is toward 2nd yr of the position. All interns including me, who had interests in trading applied for graduate trader position, (everyone thought trading at Flow >>>>>BB S&T). Funny thing is that not only our intern class, but most AN/ASO did the same when they were interns, just to get dinged. I think this shows how ppl rank FT vs BB S&T when it comes to trading. 

His base pay that time is quite similar with recently raised base comp for 1st yr analyst at BB. (roughly 105~110k in USD I guess?) After the 1st year, I made 120K while he made about 220k...I think this is quite a significant difference lol. Those who go there I believe are definitely smart and fast thinkers. 

Jan 13, 2022 - 3:57pm

Do you which year that was? I understand pay can vary wildly depending on year, as it depends on how much the company made as a whole. I know 2019 was a pretty terrible year, while 2018/2020 they did very well

I'm worried I'm falling into the trap that because the interview is harder it's necessarily better. Stock in a BB would have appreciated whereas if I were given a FT stock bonus it probably would have lost money as well :/

Jan 13, 2022 - 6:12pm

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