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  2. Hello! I am just going to join an IB, completely new to the industry. Is it alright for me to aspire to be on the front desk role someday? I still haven't done my MBA but I do plan to do it some day. Also, my GPA is around 3.52/4. Need any opinions/ ...

    137 comments13 Jun 2017 -

  3. Background: 2 years front office experience in derivs sales/market analytics and 2 years in commodities research on a trading desk. Currently in the back office after commodities firm blew up and looking to move back to the front office at current BB. I&# ...

    12 comments1 Oct 2019 -

  4. Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015. This was originally posted 11/17/2015. I mentioned a while back my transition from various back office /support roles to the Asset Management side and that I ...

    36 comments29 Mar 2016 -

  5. I like to compare my experience of the Back Office, with one of the final scenes in Lord of the Rings. Towards the end of the Return of the King, there is a moment where Frodo, the hairy footed rapscallion that he is, looks as though he is going to blow e ...

    24 comments16 Aug 2015 -

  6. Greetings, I just accepted a position for a back office front office. I know that making this switch is a seriously daunting task, and many fail at getting it done. Does anyone have any tips or insight as to how I can make this happen? I'm willing to ...

    14 comments25 Jun 2016 -

  7. Take the internship or not?

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    Hey guys, Longtime lurker, first time poster. I need some advice on whether or not to take an internship or not. Background: I'm an engineering student at a top Canadian school (UofT, Queens, UBC) and I am currently interning in the back office of a ...

    11 comments25 Jun 2016 -

  8. -----------------------------------------------------Deletion--------------------------------------- #hedgefund BB Ops back office front office move ...

    1 comment7 Jan 2019 -

  9. Hi all, To start this story, I started my senior year of school with no real experience, and was attending a non target school in NYC with a average GPA. I didn't know what I wanted to do after graduating, all I knew is that I wanted to do something ...

    1 comment29 Aug 2018 -

  10. Hi All, I'm in a bit of a sticky situation. I just joined a BB a few months ago in the Val Control group, after doing about 1.5 years in a quantitative valuation/ advisory role (advising clients on complex derivative transactions) at a big 4. Well, t ...

    1 comment11 Mar 2018 -

  11. I've graduated in the summer with a degree in finance and banking from one of the top target business schools in the UK, and have started a Finance Graduate program at a tier 2 IB in London. Will have to study for ACCA or CIMA soon, as the bank pays ...

    1 comment1 Oct 2017 -

  12. I know we are all sick of seeing posts about exit opps to move to FO, S&T, and IB but I am in a pickle... I currently have an offer from a BB as an Operations Analyst mainly working with derivative products. I know that exit opps to FO are slim but I ...

    11 Aug 2016 -