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  1. Wanna Jump Straight to the Buy Side?

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 10/17/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. Most of my friends are going into banking. Not because pitch books and road shows are their thing, of course, but it ...

    280 comments - 31 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  2. My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: Prestige

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 10/1/12. I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I've never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at IBD. Folks, why IBD? The finance world is broad and varied, and t ...

    106 comments - 15 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 4:42pm -

  3. Life at a Top Asset Manager

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 3/24/13. So I've seen a few posts lately asking about mutual funds, asset management gigs, and alternatives to the sell-side out of college, and hopefully my experience taking th ...

    181 comments - 55 silver bananas - Oct 22 2015 - 12:10pm -

  4. Cities with the Best Cost of Living / Work Life Balance in Finance

    I've come to the conclusion NYC is not for me. More power to all of you whose dream is working on the street, it's just not for me. Cost of living is too high. Hours are too long. Taxes are too high. Where in the country is the best balance betw ...

    152 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:06pm -

  5. Why is PWM looked down on?

    Why is PWM generally looked down on? Is it because of something palpable like lower salaries or is it just for no reason? What is the genesis of this phenomenon? Thank you. BB PWM asset management private wealth management ...

    123 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  6. MS Wealth Management?

    I recently got an internship offer from Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, NJ office.Non-target school finance and business analytical master degree. I will graduate this May and I have studied for CFA, FRM. I want to land a job at Asset Management company ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 19 2017 - 2:20pm -

  7. AMA: Internal Wholesaler at a Mutual Fund

    I work at a large MF in the Northeast as an internal wholesaler. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's basically inside sales. I make outbound dials to financial advisors to sell them our mutual funds among other things. I have over ...

    100 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jan 27 2015 - 12:38am -

  8. AMA- I'm an Equity Analyst/PM at an Asset Manager

          Mod Note (Andy): this ama is now closed, thanks again to N164 for answering all the q's! I've been in the Asset Management field for 15+ years, started as an i-banker out of undergrad, moved to AM after b-school when the hou ...

    102 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 12:34pm -

  9. Building a Property Management Company

          Hi Monkeys, Question for the RE pros in here- what do you think about building a residential property management company as a way to break into the industry? I figure I could start with single family homes, townhomes, and condos, and ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2016 - 3:41am -

  10. AM vs HF: The Business of Our Business

          Hedge funds get all the glory... and now they're even going to get all the press, courtesy of the JOBS Act, and I'm more than excited to see who thinks they actually need to advertise to bring in the flows. However, while a ...

    70 comments - 23 silver bananas - Jul 11 2015 - 4:07am -

  11. Do hedge funds look down at Asset Management Firms?

          I was talking to some folks around the office and somehow Putnam or Wellington got brought up in the conversation. Someone immediately said that "asset managers don't count." Is this a common view in the hedge fund worl ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2015 - 1:00am -

  12. Starting a "fund" in college

    Hello, So my fraternity recently came in one some decent money. We were originally going to dump the sum in a savings account to earn approx 0% but I thought we could start an investment fund with that capital instead. The idea got OK'ed through our ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2014 - 8:00pm -

  13. Demystifying BAAM (Blackstone)

    As requested by @MBAGrad2015 in my previous post (about GSO) and several other users who pm-ed me about BAAM, I decided to start another "demystifying" thread- the Blackstone 's 2014 Hedge Fund Solutions (BAAM) overview. All is based on few ...

    18 comments - 11 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:49pm -

  14. US job opportunities for foreigners

    Hi guys, I work in an Italian Asset Management /private equity firm of real estate investment funds (european version of REITS). I have 3+ years of experience (think of an associate level) in the financial analysis and business development, and I would li ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  15. Asset Management Exit Opportunities?

    Hey guys, I have recently grown interested in AM-- particularly in portfolio management-- and have been wondering what sort of exit opportunities this industry entails. In my opinion it seems to me that you can do 2-3 years as an analyst for a MUTF then g ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  16. Capital Group Equity Research Associate program

    Anyone have thoughts on CapGroup's equity research associate program (not to be confused with TAP)? Seems like they hire a lot of IBD analysts who have completed their 2 year programs, with less of an idea generation role and more of a modeling monke ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:13am -

  17. "So tell me what the markets are up to right now?"- How do I answer this correctly?

    It always seems that no matter what kind of answer I give, I get shot down because the interviewer has his or her own opinion. I have an interview tomorrow, what should I say with regards to the markets? I am going to talk about the Euro crisis, how stock ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:52pm -

  18. Associate in Private Equity FoF- will answer questions

          Noticed quite a few questions regarding FoF on here recently (probably due to recruiting cycle) so thought a thread might be helpful- no PMs if possible. My background is non-traditional. I'm from the UK, top 10(ish) university, ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 1:38pm -

  19. PIMCO Product Analyst Interview

    Hello: Friday, I have my first interview with PIMCO for their product analyst position (phone interview). I was wondering about the types of questions they ask, and how I should prepare for these questions. Cannot find a detailed discussion on this issue ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  20. Brandes Investment Partners- Reputation and exit opps?

    What's the deal with Brandes Investment Partners in San Diego? Anybody knowing anything about their reputation, exit opps, people, etc.? Heard its a great group, but the pay is on the low side. asset management ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:50pm -

  21. Asset Management Interview Preparation

    Hi all, I recently got a 1st round interview for an analyst role at a mid-size Asset Management firm (deals with both institutional and high wet work individuals). I was wondering what would be the interview process will be like. Any technical should I br ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  22. Gift for Boss?

          Hi everyone, In the next month I will be concluding my internship at a boutique AM. I worked closely with the CEO of the firm and developed a good relationship with him, and I'd like to get him a gift. I'll definitely be get ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2013 - 7:04am -

  23. Company asks me to renege

    So I'm in a weird situation here. This summer I was an intern at a small to mid sized buyside firm and I got an offer from them after I finished working there. I then went on to recruit full time and got an offer from a boutique IB which mainly does ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2014 - 1:26am -

  24. Questions about portfolio/asset management?--fire away

    Feeling festive, and honestly, life is too short after what happened in CT this past week. I work at a large asset management firm on a portfolio mgmt team as a junior PM, where I started out of undergrad. If you have questions about asset management /bre ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2012 - 12:57pm -

  25. Breaking in to the Buy-Side

    Coming out of a semi-target, how exactly does one break into the buy-side (i.e. from undergrad)? Do funds or AM divisions have junior analyst or rotational programs? If so, what is typical comp? Of course CFA level 1 would help, but what about staying a y ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  26. UBS Scaling Back Investment Banking

    This probably won't come as much of a shock to those of you who've been in the business a few years, but UBS has decided to scale its investment banking division way back in favor of PWM and asset management. UBS will still offer investment bank ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2013 - 7:45am -

  27. Job vs RSM (this year) vs LSE (if accepted)

    Hello! I'm in a terrible dilemma and I don't know what I should do. In autumn 2013 I've applied to both LSE and RSM. I've been rejected from LSE (Msc Finance + Msc Accounting and Finance), but offered a place at Rotterdam School of Man ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2014 - 11:58am -

  28. Is the center of power in banks shifting?

    Back in the 80's, bankers were at the top of the pyramid at investment banks. The booming economy, lower taxes and regulations, all prompted a massive M&A and IPO wave, and bankers reaped the rewards. In the late 90's Equity Research Analyst ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2015 - 2:07pm -

  29. How much do equity portfolio managers make?

          I'm considering trying to break into buy-side asset management and was wondering *roughly* how much an equity portfolio manager at a good firm (I.E. Fidelity, Janus, American Century) can expect to earn all in per year? I've ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 1 2012 - 7:22pm -

  30. God Hates Poor People

    This story is probably better suited to a Bonus Banana, but it made me laugh so hard I had to do a full-blown post about it. This is one that is gonna have the torch and pitchfork crowd howling with rage. They say the lottery is a tax on ignorance, and fo ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2011 - 5:45am -

  31. What should I do? MBA or not?

    Hey guys, I badly need your advice on whether I should do an MBA or not. A bit about my background and goals: I have working in investment consulting for a few years now, have CFA, graduated in engineering from a good engineering school. I know a lot abou ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2014 - 12:27pm -

  32. Data scientist in AM start up vs quant equity research in IB

    I must pick one of the two options. My core competence is machine learning (ML) for finance. I'm interested in ML-based quant trading /investment. Asset Management: I would join in day 1. Managers very experienced from IB who will bring investors. I ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 20 2016 - 7:28pm -

  33. Be careful when negotiating offers!

    I want to caution all you monkeys about negotiating when receiving an offer. While if executed correctly it can add more salary, more vacation, or a signing bonus to the pay package, it could also get the offer rescinded in the blink of an eye. This ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 3:33pm -

  34. Just How Useless is the Asset-Management Industry?- HBR

          http://blogs.hbr.org/fox/2013/05/just-how-useless-... Thoughts on this? Professors have been basically telling me to put my money in index funds. I think that one of asset management 's roles is to pretty much make the markets mo ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2013 - 5:12am -

  35. My Experience with WSO Mentors

    I recently had a call with one of the mentors from Wall Street Mentors. He was a nice guy that after answering a few of his questions he seemed inetersted in my profile. I didn't message him to talk about helping me get my next job but about what I c ...

    20 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 19 2012 - 1:03pm -

  36. GS QIS Strats vs BoA MBS Strats vs DB S&T

    I currently have 3 great offers for summer internships: 1) Goldman Sachs Strats in QIS 2) BAML Strats Associate on MBS desk 3) Deutsche Bank Trading Analyst ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2015 - 3:23am -

  37. Which major is best to get into Equity Research/ Asset Management/ Private Equity?

    I'm trying to decide whether or not to change my current major... I am an Econ major at a non-target, but have the opportunity to enter into the Accounting program. While my school is not known for its Finance/Econ/Business degrees, it does have one ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  38. BB Interview Ari Gold Style

    Some of you might know me, so I will be anon for today. Had a BB final interview today for a SA in IBD. This was the final interview at my final and only destination. Rejected from every other place this session, this was it. The feeling of rejection one ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2012 - 6:52pm -

  39. Differences between investment management at a bank like JPM, MS and insitutions like Wellington, Oaktree etc.?

          Hi everyone I was wondering what the differences were if there are any in terms of compensation, prestige, and so on. Thanks in advance asset management ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2015 - 7:45am -

  40. Pure AM vs. Pure Acquisitions vs. A little of both- Insight?

    The consensus is that acquisitions, from a pay and exit op standpoint, is superior to Asset Management. Ceteris paribus, wouldn't the best be a little of both (more eat what you kill style)? What do you think would be a good mix? 70% AM / 30% acquisi ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 7:30pm -

  41. Asset management firms in Dallas/Houston?

    Hey everyone, There are some incomplete lists on other threads, but I'm looking to see if anyone knows of some mutual funds, hedge funds, or other buy-side asset management firms in Dallas or Houston. Ones that I can contribute: Q Investments Crestli ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  42. Salary for Entry Level

          Hi everyone. I recently accepted an offer at a bank and was wondering what the salary would be for an entry-level employee at a bank like JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs. I would also appreciate your thoughts on how helpful a rotational pr ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2013 - 6:25pm -

  43. GSAM in SLC Super Day

          Did anyone get invited to a super day for GSAM in SLC? I got a first round interview but haven't heard back yet. Goldman Sachs SLC asset management ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2015 - 12:39pm -

  44. EDHEC vs RSM vs NHH vs LSE (Financial Statistics)

    Which programme is better in terms of acquiring a job in Asset Management and consequently in a hedge fund abroad after graduation? Got the offers in all these unis. I am a finance undergrad from Russia, 6 months semi-related work experience (finance, bus ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 1:34pm -

  45. JP Morgan Asset Management Summer 2015

          Hey, anyone interview for JPM 's Asset Management summer internship positions yet? If so, have you heard back? Curious. JP Morgan asset management ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2014 - 2:27am -

  46. Guggenheim Partners- Culture and insight

          Can anyone provide any insights about them and their culture? I know that they are led by few guys from BS and their ambitious investment banking arm. I have an interview coming up with them for Portfolio Analyst type of position. Tha ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 6:26am -

  47. Asset Management vs. Equity Research

          If the ultimate goal is to be a PM, which path should one take when starting right out of undergrad? Post MBA? What are the differences in their career progression? And how do the tasks differ as an entry level employee? MBA Equity Re ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2013 - 8:39pm -

  48. What are the prospects of starting in AM?

    hi all, need some advice regarding this: firstly, with the aim of being a portfolio manager, is it better to start on the sell-side on ER / IBD or buy-side? then secondly, what's the salary like for top AM houses such as JPM AM and BlackRock etc in L ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2012 - 8:12am -

  49. AM vs HF-- what are the differences?

          Aside from the fund structure type things, what are the major differences in terms of the work done by employees at an AM firm versus a HF? hedge fund asset management ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2012 - 4:08am -

  50. Need help deciding which offer to pursue: boutique HF vs. BB vs. asset management

    Long time lurker finally coming out of the shadow here. I promise now that I have officially made an account, I will openly contribute to the forum! I currently have three options: to work for a boutique hedge fund w/ $100million aum, asset management w/ ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 11 2012 - 1:16pm -

  51. Why Are You Investing?

    This is a philosophical post, not for myself, but for you. This question was inspired by something I read on a blog where the author stated they hoped to get rich through investing. This quip isn't an isolated case, I've heard this from others a ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 26 2013 - 10:45am -

  52. Why do people use asset managers? Newbie question

          My question is basically why do people use asset managers considering that they underperform? I remember from my finance class that a lot of studies were done on performance of mutual funds and etc. and the conclusion was that a perso ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 3:07pm -

  53. MBA> GSAM/JPM AM/Blackrock?

          Interested to know if anyone here has made the jump from MBA to a top Asset Management firm. The firms I listed don't recruit on-campus at b-schools so trying to figure out how best to position myself. GSAM JP Morgan BlackRock as ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2014 - 9:17pm -

  54. Equity Research- Why would you choose buy-side vs sell-side?

    Hi guys, So I want to do equity research. I know that there is sell-side and buy-side and, so far, I have a few distinctive arguments for both (see below). What I would really appreciate to find out is your views in terms of the experience quality that bo ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 24 2016 - 3:30pm -

  55. Comp scales with AUM?

    I've been looking into buyside research for a while now, and I've noticed that most reports of street-level pay are coming from the largest firms (eg Fido, Blackrock, T Rowe, etc). Does this mean that smaller firms (<100B AUM) generally pay b ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2012 - 6:19pm -

  56. Call w/ GSAM Recruiter Tomorrow?

          So I just got an email about this an hour ago, it's for an analyst/associate internal wholesaling role. She mentioned it would just be a short call, any idea what sort of questions I should expect? I've been swallowed up wit ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2015 - 7:30pm -

  57. How did you decide between offers?

          Hi all, So this is to all the people out there who have been through the recruiting process. I have offers, but I am trying to decide. I am just wondering how did others decide how they were going to go forward? Was it all money? Did ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2015 - 3:18pm -

  58. Moving from Property Management to REPE/Asset Management

    Hi All, I'm still relatively new to the site though I have been lurking for a bit. Through searching on the site I was unable to find some insights or if it is possible to move from commercial property management (office/industrial) to the Asset Mana ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 8:40pm -

  59. HELP!- exploding offer- wait for Investment Banking?

    I received an exploding equity research offer from a well respected Asset Manager. They pay IBD level base salary + 10% bonus, I would work 50-60 hrs. a week, and they place well into B-school (e.g. Stanford, Columbia). However, I like investment banking ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2011 - 3:44pm -

  60. Are you still qualified for summer analyst positions/internships after junior year summer?

          ipp Internships analyst post-graduation Undergraduate business school finance Investment Banking IBD asset management hedge school MBA internship Summer experience WallStreet firm ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2015 - 11:18am -

  61. AMA- Financial Techonology/Unique Background

          While I know most people on this forum have no interest in IT jobs even if they are in finance, there may be someone with my background who would be interested in my story. Background: Age: 27 Department: Technology- I would say this ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 16 2015 - 2:00pm -

  62. Junior PM Comp?

    Throwaway account here. Any thoughts on comp for a fixed income junior PM role at a big long only shop in major metropolitan area? Keeping details vague, but firm is in the 100-300 bn aum, with 5-10 bn in the strategy and a team of ~10-20. Would be suppor ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2016 - 11:36am -

  63. Megafund Credit Arms

          What is the general reputation, pay, culture, exit ops, etc. of the credit arms of megafunds i.e. Sankaty, TPG Credit, KKR AM, etc.? Looking for information on a pre-MBA associate role. Any help or insight is much appreciated. hedge f ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2013 - 1:05am -

  64. Career change- AM

          So, I'm looking to change careers. I currently work in an unrelated industry but have been considering making a shift into Asset Management, ideally on the investing rather than the sales or marketing side. Unlike the US, there a ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 3 2015 - 8:23am -

  65. Breaking Into Asset Management

          I am looking to break into asset management, specifically on the investment side (ie analyst/ trading) as apposed to the sales side. I wanted to get some input as to where would be a good place to start looking for an entry level posi ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2013 - 7:21pm -

  66. AM performance fee?

          Do associates at BB AM firms get a performance fee as a % of the company performance fee? ive read a lot of AM firms have a 1% fee and a performance fee of 20% of PNL. so do traders get say 10% of that 20% performance fee? asset manag ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2012 - 8:38pm -

  67. The Frieds Interview: PART ONE

    DrPeterVenkman presents: An interesting interview with Frieds. Questions came from myself and other WSO contributing authors. This interview will be a little different because being the social guy that he is, Frieds wished to videochat through Skype. Frie ...

    10 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 31 2012 - 6:28pm -

  68. Best Masters for a Career in Asset Management

    Hi guys. Which is the best Masters program and university in the US/UK for a career in Asset Management. Last year I graduated with a Bsc degree in Mathematical Statistics and I am currently doing a Bcom honors degree in Financial Analysis and portfolio m ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  69. Looking for Advice: Banking SA to Asset Management Full Time

    I just started my internship in corporate/investment banking at a MM in NY and although its early, I don't believe this is the right path for me. I've started looking into for full-time roles in asset managementas I like the structure of these p ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 30 2016 - 1:21pm -

  70. PNC Asset Management Salary

    Any insight on what PNC pays in salary and bonuses in the Asset Management group out of undergrad? The location will probably be Pittsburgh and the position is AMG associate trainee. Salary PNC asset management ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  71. Jr Buyside Analyst Salary

          Hey guys, Going through the interview process with a few boutique shops ($5-$10B AUM) in Toronto and want to have a general idea if/when salary comes up. Does $45-50k base with $10-15k bonus sound reasonable? I just want to be in the ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 7:29pm -

  72. How many hours does an Asset Management Analyst work?

          I'm an undergrad considering IB or Asset Management and I was wondering how many hours an analyst in asset management works a week. analyst Hours work asset management ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2012 - 3:10pm -

  73. Making job search emails LESS vanilla

          There are a few firms I am looking to hit up in the city for a potential summer internship... however after crafting my standard email template, I am wondering how you would go abouts adding a "personal" touch to the outreac ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2015 - 8:00pm -

  74. BB AM vs MM IBD for SA

          Ok so I honestly can't say 100% whether I'd rather end up doing AM or IBD, so which of these positions would you say is better: 1. BB AM (think JPMIM/GSAM) in real estate acquisitions (NOT FoF work) 2. MM IBD it's a reg ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2012 - 11:21am -

  75. how tough is buyside traditional asset management recruiting in bschool

          I'm talking mostly the larger fund families- Fido, Putnam, T Rowe. Its always been the backup plan, but after hearing some anecdotes, I'm beginning to question how easy it truly is to walk in with a few years of experience a ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2012 - 10:11pm -

  76. Looking to move from Big 4 TAS to asset management

          I am considering leaving Big 4 TAS for a position at large fund doing Asset Management. I was previously an auditor of REITs and funds so they like that experience. I would be leaving right before my manager promotion. The new role so ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2016 - 10:02pm -

  77. Summer Analyst Resume

          Junior at a semi/non-target. Looking at AM, CF, ER, S&T, private banking and real estate. Here's the latest version: http://www.razume.com/documents/28997 Inputs are appreciated. Thanks! asset management ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2012 - 7:13pm -

  78. Advice for move: Big Bank Deep Back Office/IT to HF

    I have been searching tirelessly for advice on this topic for over a year... Here's my story: Joined the military after high school, completed my service and went to Penn State for a degree in IT. Found a passion for the markets in my junior year but ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2014 - 12:42pm -

  79. Advice Needed: Market Risk FT or FO trading internship for breaking into AM

          Hi everyone, I'd like to humbly ask for an opinion- I've been offered FT Market Risk at GS as well as a year-long trading internship at a MM for their FX trading desk. I personally am not looking to trading as a long term ca ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2016 - 7:33pm -

  80. Will traditional value investing be eliminated by quantitive trading?

          I read a book by Peter Lynch; for me, he was really qualitative about choosing which firms to invest in. However, now many hedge funds are building complex math models with computer coding to analyze the market(HF, algo trading etc.). ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2015 - 11:30am -

  81. Career Path Advice (Please)- Investment Analysis

    I'm currently a sophomore undergrad at Villanova, aiming to major in Finance. I've only started doing serious and specific career planning recently, so you'll have to bear with me just a bit. For reference, most of the BB 's recruit th ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2012 - 4:34pm -

  82. What skills should I focus on for AM?

          What are some skills that are recommended for an undergrad looking to get into Asset Management? Sometimes it feels like my school doesn't teach practical skills but just finance theory. What are some good guides/books that I use ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2015 - 1:51pm -

  83. Institutional Sales & Client Relations- interview info wanted

          Hi guys I am an M.Sc. graduate in international banking and finance. I have an interview next week with a large Asset Management company in the UK. Role is Sales and Client Relations. I would greatly appreciate an insight into a role ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2014 - 10:02pm -

  84. Hobo's are better predictors than the Nikkei index.

    Coucou! Okay, so smart investors don't randomly risk their own money or theirs clients money, right? A smart investor uses data, years of white knuckle experince and looking at how other index work. That's what a smart investor would do. And why ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2011 - 9:54am -

  85. JPM Investment Management SA Phone interview

          I searched around and only found one thread that didn't have much info. Soph at non-target and have a phone interview with someone in the FI department soon. Anyone been through the process and have any tips? This is pretty impor ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2013 - 1:39pm -

  86. HELP: MS GCM vs JPM Investment Management

    Hi everyone, I have been fortunate enough to receive summer internship offers form MS Global Capital Markets (ECM / DCM) and JPM Investment Management. It's for their US Equity Behavioral Finance Fund with around $20bn under management. For more deta ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2014 - 1:43am -

  87. CFA or Harvard MBA for Asset Management?

          Are the MBAs more for IBD and PE? hedge fund Research analyst portfolio manager Mutual Fund asset management ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 9 2012 - 12:53am -

  88. Military Service, MBA, Asset Management

    Currently a junior in college (non-target). I have a fixed-income internship lined up in NYC for the summer. Considering extending school by one year to earn three majors (Finance- BA, Economics- Bachelors of Science, and International Relations-BA) and a ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 5 2017 - 4:35am -

  89. How do you get a job in asset management?

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