Is it possible to work from home in finance?
I've recently become enamored with the aspect of working at home from my computer. Not because I'm too lazy to come into the office. But because I really want to live/travel all over the world (and I hate big city life). I've got no problem spending 12+ hours a day on the computer/phone working, but only if I get to do it under such circumstances.
Working from home in finance
The short answer is no.
In Investment banking the answer is a hard no. The juniors in the investment banking are in the office into the late hours of the night, sometimes, just for "face time".
However raising funds requires credentials, which often means working at an established institution for many years, in an office.
You may be able to work from home a couple of random days if you are a profitable manager. At a hedge fund in order to reach this level of management, you will spend at least a decade in the office and few more years in the managers' role.
What happens if you work from home (or abroad) and you go from golden goose to lump of coal?
from certified user @Bondarb"
I used to work with a guy who traded 85% of the time from his boat/yacht in the Caribbean and nobody gave the guy a problem when he was doing well...of course after he had a bad year his "eccentricity" became less charming and he got canned.