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Oct 9, 2019

Depends on what specific field you are working in within the magical world of investment banking. If you are in the advice business (e.g. M&A advisory), then I believe the technology disintermediation risk is minimal and really more of an augmenting tool than a threat.

At the end of the day, you need to build general skills but also demonstrate that you are a valuable member of the team through your commitment, passion and mindset.

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Oct 10, 2019

Thanks for the advice,what general skills would you recommend one should build? And what do you think about taking classes in coding and fintech ?

Oct 10, 2019

Attention to detail and writing ability for both presentations and emails. Would also refine basic data manipulation with pivot tables, filters, etc.

If you are going to a HF sure... otherwise it's likely overkill.

Oct 10, 2019

Don't take coding just because you're afraid of the automation hype. In the case of IB, it's a relationship based business so knowing python would do fuck all but if you are in the fintech space or are looking to break in a quant hedge fund. I would bet on C# or Python along with a solid understanding of statistics (probability theory), along with some ML. It pretty much depends on what you want to specialize in. I am planning to supplement my financial skills with a CFA charter and a grad diploma in applied mathematics.

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Oct 11, 2019

Thanks,the automation hype got everyone in a frenzy

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Oct 13, 2019

Well, learn to be good at online poker and you won't have to worry about your day job

Oct 13, 2019