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  2. What's up everyone, first time post here. So to summarize, I currently work at a large real estate firm and work as an analyst in their multifamily department. My job mainly entails managing a large portfolio of mortgage loans and monitoring/reportin ...

    34 comments27 May 2019 -

  3. Edit: Thank you everyone for your response. Now I'm just writing to fill up the space and use up the minimum character limit. interview advice ECM investmemt banking capital markets Interview ...

    28 comments3 Dec 2018 -

  4. Wanted to get a current grasp of NKF's reputation these days considering they 100% spun off from BGC Partners and went public late 2018. How are they regarded in terms of the full service brokerages (CBRE/JLL/CW)? Could you still consider them one of ...

    22 comments6 May 2020 -

  5. Hello all, I'm curious about what Real Estate "Investment Banking" might be all about. I use quotations because I do not know if this is actual investment banking. I work at one of the 3 brokerage houses as a MF capital markets analyst and ...

    34 comments26 May 2018 -

  6. I had one interview with a very large European BB that did not offer to reimburse me for millage, approx 250, to a DCM interview. Now I have another firm, a top 3 BB, that will not reimburse for flights to a BO interview. interview BB capital markets BO A ...

    27 comments6 May 2020 -

  7. Updated 2/7/2012: All BB offers are out so which bank will u join next summer? ill keep the posted updated. GS: MS: JPM: Papagogo, DB: rossgs210, CS: Citi: UBS: BAML: BarCap: algorhythm, ...

    342 comments11 Feb 2012 -

  8. Skipping class for interviews?

    Investment Banking

    I am a senior who is currently looking for FT jobs. Aside from being at a non-target, I am also a math major so people at my school and in my department really don't understand the finance recruiting process. Since I commute, all of my classes are on ...

    14 comments24 Sep 2019 -

  9. I go to a target where everyone and their little sister wants to go finance, and an interesting trend I've noticed is that people that I know are interested in finance frequently cite their reason to go pursue investment banking over trading because ...

    34 comments14 Jul 2016 -

  10. I've been doing a lot of research online and on the boards, but I can't seem to figure out the difference between S&T and working in the Capital Markets department of a firm. I know you work on trading desks for both.Can someone please expla ...

    39 comments13 Feb 2018 -

  11. Got into DCM, now what?

    Investment Banking

    Hi guys (and gals), I ve managed to get a switch from corporate banking to bulge bracket bank (EU) DCM origination team (which I am very happy about). Would anybody have any suggestions on: Any literature which would help me get started? (I was already wo ...

    26 comments22 Jan 2018 -

  12. At a private equity style Commercial Real Estate debt fund. Business: CRE bridge lending and CMBS B piece investment. As a Capital Markets (Quantitative) Analyst, I do modeling to study fund level (both bridge lending and CMBS B piece investment) returns, ...

    13 comments6 May 2020 -

  13. Capital Markets Analyst VS IB

    Job Search Advice

    Hey guys, I was hired last year as a Portfolio Analyst at mid-size Southern Bank, out of college (non-target, non-relevant finance major, 3.9 GPA). I always wanted to do IB but just could not get a break, so I went with it. I was recently asked to join th ...

    24 comments7 May 2016 -

  14. In this forum, a lot of people talk about how Capital Markets groups aren't as good as other IBD groups such as Industry groups, M&A, or LevFin. Why is this? Is it because the deals aren't as interesting, differences in exit opps, or just th ...

    54 comments5 Jun 2010 -

  15. OK, so according to everyone, DCM or ECM is the worst product group in IBD. Modeling is minimum, no exit opportunity, bad bonus, little pay, no respect with other IBD peers, etc.... If you are in DCM at a BB, should you aim to try to lateral before your 2 ...

    30 comments8 Nov 2016 -

  16. Phone Interview- Super Short

    Investment Banking

    So I just had a phone interview with a major bank for a Capital Markets Analyst position. Was supposed to last 30 minutes, lasted only 15. Interviewer just asked a few questions, why this position, why this bank, what do you know about it. Then I asked a ...

    41 comments18 Oct 2011 -

  17. Houlihan, SRR, Mesirow

    Investment Banking

    Does anybody have experience with these middle market firms(culture, pay, hours) or comparable firms? capital markets Salary ...

    34 comments29 Aug 2011 -

  18. IT Consulting Exit Opps

    Management Consulting

    What are your thughts on career development and exit opportunities at a smaller capital markets focused IT consulting firm (think itg, Sapient capital markets, Capgemini)? Anyone know about compensation for first few years? Thanks consulting capital marke ...

    21 comments19 Oct 2012 -

  19. Best Groups at Nomura???

    Investment Banking

    So I will be interning at Nomura in Capital Markets and will be rotating through both fixed income and equities and working on a specific desk within each. While they do not guarantee placement of groups or desks, they do take into consideration your pref ...

    18 comments14 Apr 2011 -

  20. Obviously a hot topic on WSO has been all of the banking posts we've seen where people basically emphasize their hatred toward the profession or state that it's not for them in some way. This often has to do with the work involved, the hours, an ...

    17 comments11 May 2012 -

  21. Working in a role within Capital Markets Division this summer and was wondering if banks will offer remote access to Bloomberg? At the moment trying to brush up on my Bloomberg knowledge and shortcuts, but I guess it might not be worth it if you can' ...

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  22. Hi, I'm a student at a target that's been networking with some guys in BAML 's Capital Market division, specifically in their Global Rates and Currencies in NYC. Would this technically be considered an investment banking summer analyst role ...

    8 comments6 May 2020 -

  23. Hey Everyone, I'm interested in doing a semester abroad for my final year in Australia. A list of partner schools with my uni are: 1) University of Melbourne 2) UNSW 3) University of Sydney 4) University of Queensland For all of the Australians out t ...

    9 comments6 May 2020 -

  24. Best groups in Citi CMO?

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, Anybody out there have some insight into the different groups for Citi Capital Markets Origination? I've read on this site and other about LevFin and DCM / ECM being better options in terms of breadth of knowledge and exit opps, but honestly ...

    7 comments18 May 2019 -

  25. Hi all, I am a senior in college and I graduate in May. I am thinking of starting a position this summer at a few different reputable prop trading shop in New York. Does anyone recommend any books/research/articles/advice to read and prepare for before I ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  26. Can anyone provide detail on what this desk does? Also, possible exit ops after the Associate level? "The Asset Based and Transitional Finance Group is responsible for originating, structuring and syndicating asset based loans and DIP financings. Res ...

    10 comments31 Jul 2017 -

  27. I understand that at many firms, ECM / DCM / LevFin activities fall under the investment banking division. However, I'll be interviewing for a generalist capital markets program at a bank that separates it from ibd. How are interviews different betwe ...

    10 comments22 Jan 2018 -

  28. S&T FT 2010 Resume

    Resume Advice

    Here's the first draft of my resume. Wasn't really sure what type of stuff to emphasize in work experience since I haven't seen any capital markets group resumes here. As for putting education after work experience, I wanted to emphasize th ...

    13 comments26 Aug 2009 -

  29. Difficult to found an accurate rating, what are typical comp/hours for analyst+ in capital markets and what are exit opps? capital markets ...

    7 comments18 Jan 2019 -

  30. I'm curious what everyone thinks would be a better starting point in RE: CMBS at a BB (GS, BAML, JPM) or Capital Markets at a brokerage (HFF, Eastdil, JLL)? I know both are excellent opportunities but I was wondering if someone could compare and cont ...

    10 comments7 May 2015 -

  31. How does the black car/cab expense work if you're in DCM or Rates/Currencies origination? I know that during good weeks the hours can be ~60 but when you stay past 9 or so, do CM analysts get to use the cab expenses/black cars that IBD divisions do? ...

    11 comments10 Apr 2012 -

  32. Hey I have some capital markets interviews coming up and was wondering how I can study all current events and micro/macro trends. I know that many technical questions will overlap with those of banking, but am unsure of how else to prep. Thanks in advance ...

    9 comments22 Jan 2015 -

  33. 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 comments10 Feb 2014 -

  34. Hey guys, I have a second round phone interview with some former BS guys at Guggenheim, the format is 2x30. Long story short, they are building an Advisory and Capital Markets practice at Guggenheim, and are looking to hire one analyst now, and a number o ...

    10 comments20 Sep 2010 -

  35. November 6, 2011: It has been almost 4 years since the United States and the entire Western World has been mired in this recessionary state. What has happened should not be a surprise to anyone. After scrambling for an ever higher quality of life, sending ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  36. Hi, I have SA offers from 1) ECM or DCM Barcap 2) global wealth mgmt BOAML Which is a better choice in terms learning & gaining of industry knowledge and exit ops either to other FO roles in banks or MNCs? barcap capital markets GWM boaml ...

    10 comments27 Feb 2010 -

  37. So here's the situation... I have been offered a summer internship at a boutique independent corporate finance /capital markets advisory firm (as a sophomore). There was a M&I article about independent ECM advisors but that seemed very vague... I ...

    8 comments19 Apr 2015 -

  38. Offer Decision- Need Your Help

    Investment Banking

    Hey all, So I've been reading many of the forums (the current ones at least) about Key and PwC Advisory.I have an offer form both: KeyBanc in their Capital Markets Rotation, and PwC Advisory in their Financial Services sector. I understand that the r ...

    9 comments14 Mar 2012 -

  39. Capital Markets Hours

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know what kind of hours does the Capital Markets division have? Lets say I'll be on the ECM /Credit Derivatives/Asset Finance desk at a BB over the summer. Are the hours more like IBD or S&T? DCM ECM capital markets ...

    9 comments11 May 2009 -

  40. You know that feeling you get when you work out for the first time in a while? The adrenaline shoots through your body, the sweat warms you up, you step outside feeling like new...and then the next day. Boom! You feel like you've been beaten in your ...

    7 comments21 Sep 2011 -

  41. Hey guys, I have been lurking on here for a while, and this is my first post. I have two internship offers this fall (couldn't find anything spectacular). There both at BB in PWM. I really can't decide which one would be more beneficial or rewar ...

    8 comments28 Dec 2013 -

  42. DCM vs Credit Risk

    Job Search Advice

    I recently received full time analyst offers from both credit risk and DCM at a BB (think GS /MS). I am not sure which is the best option for me if my long run goals are to go into industry coverage IBD or manage a corporation. Credit risk will give me so ...

    8 comments29 Aug 2012 -

  43. Hey Monkeys:) I am from Europe and I am searching for a full-time analyst position within the Global Capital Markets departments. But there is also the problem. As I was looking through the big ones (a JP, MS, GS, etc)- of course I identified that they ha ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  44. Hello WSO, I have been fortunate enough to be selected for a phone interview for RBS Capital Markets and I was wondering about what to expect in term of technicals. Background: Senior at a MA state school Econ Major Math Minor Interned in PE last summer T ...

    7 comments24 Oct 2014 -

  45. DCM/ECM to S&T

    Investment Banking

    Since the Capital Markets groups sit between the pure IB and S&T functions, does movement occur between the three, either within a firm or just exit opportunities? I understand that the skill sets differ, but every post I've seen on DCM / ECM see ...

    8 comments9 Jul 2009 -

  46. Capital Markets to S&T

    Sales and Trading

    I've attempted to PM a few of the users who seem to have experience in Capital Markets, but have not received a response and figured I could just bring it to the whole group. How feasible is it to move from Capital Markets to S&T, specifically sa ...

    7 comments21 Nov 2010 -

  47. I wanted to get peoples opinions on which offers I should take. I have an offer for the finance rotation at Fannie Mae. I could get broad exposure to multiple groups and maybe get some experience in capital markets, valuation, and modeling. I also have an ...

    6 comments19 Apr 2016 -

  48. I really need your input. I'm an international student, a junior, at a non-target school that had an audit internship at a big 4 firm for the summer and a BB in financial control, BO derivative trade support, right now, till april. Next summer, a BB ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  49. Thoughts on this article from Dealbook? " Citigroup has traditionally seen Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase as its main rivals, competing fiercely with the other two giant universal banks across a broad spectrum of businesses. But at least twice ov ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  50. I'm a college junior in the process of weighing my summer offers, and it's come down to 1) A boutique (150 employees) investment bank. I would be working with the Capital Markets Group, mostly pitching and executing the capmarkets functions for ...

    6 comments6 Apr 2011 -

  51. need to choose between these two options which do you guys think is best any constructive feedback is very appreciated, thanks capital markets Salary ...

    5 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  52. Help Choosing Offers!

    Job Search Advice

    Hi, ...

    6 comments9 Mar 2010 -

  53. What are Cushman & Wakefield Summer Capital Markets Analyst Pay & Hours? Trying to get a feel for what to expect if I decide to move to NYC this summer. Cushman & Wakefield capital markets commercial real estate Commercial Real Estate Investme ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  54. I've got a few phone calls lined up with some guys in Capital market groups at some top brokerages. I'm trying really hard to land to couple interviews and so I definitely want to come off sounding as intelligent as possible. What might be some ...

    4 comments17 Feb 2018 -

  55. Can anyone comment on what exactly an analyst would do in either of these segments of a BB? Comp? Exit Opps? Also, if anyone has an idea of what an interview would be like, please let me know. Thanks capital markets Salary ...

    5 comments18 Oct 2014 -

  56. Equity linked Securities- help

    Investment Banking

    Fellow Monkeys! I'll be interviewing for a position in the Equity Linked Securities team (within Capital Markets) that does origination, execution, pricing and structuring of such offerings. It is an entry level position and I've been doing some ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  57. I'm an intermediate programmer learning programming for mobile phones right now and am looking for a substantial project to start, and figured it would be good if I could throw it on my resume as well. I'm not really sure what financiers want bu ...

    5 comments25 Jul 2011 -

  58. Hey, Monkeys!! In as much as I enjoy reading posts about S&T in other countries, I'm very interested in hearing from my fellow Canada bros. Tell me about your recruiting experiences, Summer experiences, Rotational programs and even shed some ligh ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 - Summer Associate in S&T - FI

  59. Hi all, I had some questions about Moelis' Capital Markets capabilities. I know that they don't have a balance sheet so they don't actually have any debt or equity offerings but they do offer advisory for capital raises. I wanted to see how ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  60. Wanted to see if anyone had some input on what their group was like in Milwaukee, culture, etc. Also, more importantly, what types of things they tend to look for in full-time analysts in this group? I've heard it's extremely competitive there, ...

    4 comments10 Sep 2015 -

  61. closeddddd

    Investment Banking

    closed ...

    4 comments5 May 2015 -

  62. Hi All, I currently work as an Associate in S&T Capital Markets covering Fixed Income Institutional clients on the sales side. Over the years I have gained a strong appreciation for real estate (through a little bit of capital market txn and personal ...

    3 comments8 Aug 2019 -

  63. I received an email from a MM bank's Capital Markets recuiter requesting a time to chat with me. This lady is in charge of campus recruiting, and I'm wondering what to expect from this call. Should I expect a more informal chat, with the focus o ...

    4 comments23 Jul 2014 -

  64. life in paradise

    Investment Banking

    deleted Investment Banking DCM capital markets ...

    4 comments19 Mar 2013 -

  65. PNC Salary

    Investment Banking

    Hey I am deciding on an offer, does any one here know the starting salary for a 1st year analyst at PNC bank in the Corporate Banking Division. Thanks in advance capital markets PNC Salary ...

    4 comments13 May 2012 -

  66. Capital Markets Vacation?

    Investment Banking

    Hi everyone, Does anyone know what typical vacation opportunity (if any) is standard for BB capital markets analysts? I know that for IBD it tends to be hardly any and that S&T has two weeks mandatory off for compliance issues, but couldn't find ...

    4 comments6 Apr 2012 -

  67. Hey guys I have the opportunity to intern for one the top 5 Canadian banks in their Capital Markets Group. Does anyone have an idea of the deal flow their and input on what possible exit opportunities if I don't like it? I also have interviews coming ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  68. I want to eventually get into an IBD. Out of these three what is my best option that might eventually lead to Investment Banking??? Investment Banking Citi IBD finance Internship sales and trading capital markets PNC Salary ...

    4 comments5 Feb 2011 -

  69. I'm going to purposefully leave out some details from this post to avoid being "outed". I had an interview the same day I handed my report to an MD of a notable bank. An hour after handing it in he emailed me asking me to meet with him for ...

    3 comments13 Dec 2018 -

  70. ECM in HK

    Job Search Advice

    http://news.efinancialcareers.cn/newsandviews_item... Basically it's saying that there's a shortage of labor for ECM divisions. Does this mean that it's easier to get an entry level job in ECM in HK? or does this just focus on upper level m ...

    4 comments12 Jun 2010 -

  71. I have an interview with RBS for a Capital Markets Summer Analyst position in Stamford. Can anybody tell me a good answer for "Why Capital Markets" and "Why RBS?" rbs capital markets ...

    4 comments15 Feb 2010 -

  72. Burner account here... I've been working within Corporate Finance for a BB for ~2 years. It's been a good experience but it's time I go after what I really want and move to the Front Office. Long-term, I want to work in Lev Fin / DCM / MM C ...

    3 comments27 Sep 2018 -

  73. CITI IBD vs MS GCM

    Investment Banking

    What would you suggest to a student who is interested in banking, however not necessarily looking toward moving to HF / PE? I like all the people I met at both firms. Hoping I can get more insight into experiences of people who worked at each bank Morgan ...

    3 comments1 May 2018 -

  74. RBC vs Nomura in the US?

    Investment Banking

    I work in London, and just wondering for IBD in the US, which out of RBC or Nomura would you say has the stronger franchise / more prestigious? IBD M&A Nomura RBC capital markets us Salary Canada United Kingdom United States- Northeast ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  75. UBS ECM vs. KBW banks group??

    Investment Banking

    Need to decide between a full time analyst offer with UBS ECM and the financial institutions focused KBW, both in NYC. As a senior undergraduate, I am interested in a variety of industries and do not have enough experience to say with confidence what I wo ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  76. Overregulation, like a cheap hoe, can sometimes give the doer a little more than they bargained for. We've seen this a lot of times in the financial world; when Onion futures were banned, volatility was so insane that one of the lawmakers went bankru ...

    3 comments26 Jul 2011 -

  77. Hello all, Could anyone provide some insight into the roles and responsibilties, and perhaps any interview guidance surrounding capital markets groups at funds. My understanding is that several funds have these capabilities to raise capital without the tr ...

    3 comments21 Sep 2015 -

  78. Mocking Interview

    Job Search Advice

    Well Thanks! Barclays Capital bonds capital markets ...

    3 comments18 Oct 2014 -

  79. Currently an SA (sophomore) at a capital markets focused boutique bank. We do some pretty interesting work, and the exposure is pretty great. I get to work with models, clients, and investors regularly. However, it has become pretty stale to me already. A ...

    3 comments21 Apr 2016 -

  80. Is capital market group consider i banking? Isnt that considered a product group within a bank's IB division? capital markets ...

    3 comments19 Apr 2016 -

  81. All, Thank you in advance. Interviews mezzanine capital markets ...

    3 comments6 Jan 2014 -

  82. Hi, Used a service of a third party recruiting agency in the UK, ended up getting a phone interview with MD of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="finance-dictionary/what-is-a-bulge-bracket-investment-bank-bb"><abbr titl ...

    3 comments2 May 2012 -

  83. What Guide should i get?

    Asset Management

    So I'm trying to get on a desk within Capital Markets and im trying figure out what i need to study and what guides would prove useful for any networking conversation. I have access to huge list of bb MD and ED names. Any suggestions would be much ap ...

    3 comments17 Oct 2011 -

  84. Monkeys, I have searched teh interwebs for information in ABS creation, trading, and general information. Found lots of good nugets of information but now that I have found my way back to the mother tree due to christmas break I was wondering if anyone ou ...

    3 comments13 Dec 2010 -

  85. Credit Solutions Group

    Investment Banking

    What is the "credit solutions group" at Deutsche Bank? Will I only be working 8-5 or will I be able to continue my 100 hour work weeks (which I miraculously find pleasure in)? Thanks in Advance. capital markets ...

    3 comments4 Aug 2010 -

  86. I am looking to gain a deeper understanding of the lending products available in the capital markets (commercial real estate). Hopefully someone can explain the platforms offered by your typical capital sources (bank, cmbs, debt fund, life insurance) as w ...

    2 comments17 Apr 2018 -

  87. Your opinion is Appreciated

    Job Search Advice

    All, I am a college senior at a non-target in Chicago. Having just transferred here from a community college in the southeast region of the states I am a bit behind in the internship area of my resume. I am very interested in capital markets, specifically ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  88. PNC Capital Markets Group

    Other Industries

    Hi All. I recently accepted an internship to work in the Capital Markets Group with PNC in their new Pittsburgh office. My goal is to obviously perform well and to be offered a full time offer upon graduation. Does anyone know what starting compensation i ...

    2 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  89. I will be interning in the debt financing group of a major european bank this summer possibly across Leveraged Finance, High Yield Capital Markets or Loan Capital Markets or just in one. Apparently I will gain exposure to the below products. Lev Fin: stan ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  90. Hi there! I'm interviewing for the capital markets analyst position at a equity/debt shop (JLL/CBRE/C&W) and was told to come in for an excel modeling test after 2 interviews. Came from a non-finance background but had 2 internships with IBD and ...

    2 comments24 Jul 2017 -

  91. Hi Monkeys Is Corporate Sales more preferred than Investor Sales, vice versa or both are pretty much equal wrt to exit opps, comp, etc? Thanks so much. corporate sales investor sales sales and trading sales trading capital markets ...

    2 comments24 Apr 2016 -

  92. I have a superday with a LevFin group and want to know smart questions to ask for the end of my interview. Does anyone have suggestions on what types of questions I should ask? Appreciate the commentary/help advice senior BB non target FT recruiting grind ...

    2 comments28 Aug 2015 -

  93. I'm a 26 yr-old professional, doing corporate strategy for a F500. I'm a very smart guy in most respects, but know pretty much nothing about trading, and don't follow the markets consistently, thus I've never invested my money in anyth ...

    2 comments8 Nov 2013 -

  94. I have a BSc (Hons) Economics (2:1) and am currently studying for a masters in Finance (both average universities) I have got no work experience except for part time (not financial related). Extra curricular activities are sport etc, just the normal. Is t ...

    2 comments3 Jan 2011 -

  95. Need: Capital Market Resources

    Investment Banking

    Hello all, so lately I have been dealing with a lot vc-backed funds trying to raise new money. The market is gradually coming down in this field and we are definitely happy to see some actions here However, I personally am not too familiar with the VC cap ...

    2 comments20 Aug 2010 -

  96. So I have read about how the modern market is complex and fragmented. What does it mean that the market is fragmented? Also, if it's harder for any one exchange to see the full picture and take action, can bloomberg create something to display the fu ...

    2 comments8 May 2010 -

  97. CFA for Capital Markets

    Investment Banking

    I know the CFA is considered useful on the trading site and not so much on the banking side but I was wondering useful it is for CM (particularly ECM) since it falls in between. I'm graduating early so I have a few months off and was thinking of taki ...

    2 comments3 Dec 2009 -

  98. Hey guys, Can anyone shed some light on BoA / ML 's Global Investment Solutions group? I have a general offer and was told that we would be having a conversation in the spring if I choose to sign to discuss placement. From my understanding, GIS is We ...

    2 comments15 Nov 2009 -

  99. capital markets book

    Investment Banking

    ill be at a BB in capital markets and was wondering what is a good book that covers all the debt and equity products as a reference? thanks capital markets ...

    2 comments2 Apr 2009 -

  100. .................................................................................................... Corporate Banking Wells Fargo IB cb BB debt equity capital markets interview Interview ...

    1 comment2 Oct 2019 -

  101. I have a summer internship coming up in Lloyds Banking Group in financial reporting and I was wondering if I could leverage that to land an offer in Capital Markets. I have all the necessary extracurriculars and a spring internship at PwC (I posted my CV ...

    1 comment10 Jun 2019 -