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  2. So after doing my own research and reading this site I have realized the Asset Management is a solid career choice. So I wanted to know what is the usual career path to become a portfolio manger at a asset management firm like BlackRock, PIMCO and welling ...

    129 comments28 Jan 2018 -

  3. MS Wealth Management?

    Asset 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 ...

    26 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  4. I have been networking quite a bit (students, analysts, associates, VP's+) and a common theme that comes up is 'reading/researching in your free time'. Many of the people I have spoken to read financial market books, invest in stocks in the ...

    66 comments12 Feb 2013 -

  5. Plant Controller at a F500- Ask me anything

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Mod Note (Andy): Interview/AMA Tuesday! To see our full list of interviews/AMA's, check out this page I've been a member of this site for a couple years now and have gotten some great information, so I'm hoping to give back based on my expe ...

    52 comments5 Dec 2013 -

  6. I did the military for 5 years after highschool and I'm now going to Columbia GS, financial economics. I started studying and trading the currency markets when I was 18(7 years ago) and I've become successful, using just price action and trend l ...

    39 comments19 Dec 2012 -

  7. Citigroup Operations

    Job Search Advice

    I just got an offer from Citi for their portfolio analytics group in operations. Does anyone have any experience working there. What is the career path like? What is the salary range for new hires? They offered me 55K. Is it hard to move up to a front off ...

    68 comments18 Jan 2010 -

  8. I am a first year analyst at a BB bank, starting to go through the PE recruitment process. I wanted to get anyone's thoughts on going into PE after 2 years in banking versus 3. I have heard that it is better to go after 2 years because more firms see ...

    32 comments4 Jan 2012 -

  9. First of all, bear with me. I know this question has been belabored to death, but hear me out. This is an alternate account of a relatively prominent user on this site.. and for particular reasons, I'd like to keep my identity safe. Background: I sum ...

    20 comments18 Apr 2016 -

  10. Hello everyone, My current background is in applied mathematics and physics. I have several top publications as the first author in some domain of theoretical physics. I have a weak programming background, don't know optimization methods, little know ...

    8 comments4 Sep 2019 -

  11. Discuss Career Path ...

    20 comments4 Mar 2013 -

  12. What is the typical career path for a financial analyst in the corporate world? I know it depends on the company but just take a generic F500 company. Financial analyst Senior analyst----- then what? Also what is the typical pay like for these different s ...

    16 comments13 Dec 2016 -

  13. Hi all. I'm finishing my junior year, about to start a summer internship at a MM bank doing equity research. I'm familiar with the typical path from IB analyst onward (Analyst to PE to MBA to whatever) but does anyone have a similar "path&q ...

    15 comments3 Apr 2017 -

  14. I graduated in 2011 from a non-target in economics and recently landed a gig at a small insurance group as a Reinsurance Associate. It is an entry level role where I am essentially learning their business from the ground up, but I am able to venture into ...

    16 comments2 Jan 2013 -

  15. Hi everyone, Any thoughts on the pros and cons of the following situation would be great! I am an ex-management consultant (3 years) with Ivy-league MBA and one year of IB experience and I was fortunate to receive an offer for an Associate position in a $ ...

    17 comments12 May 2011 -

  16. I was offered a position with a buddy of mine in the Natural Gas industry working on the job site in a non labor intensive role. The role would require managing equipment coming on and off the job site and confirming project completions. The position is a ...

    15 comments9 May 2013 -

  17. So I had a quick question about Fund of Funds. There is not a whole lot of information on this site about how to break in. Is there any kind of boiler plate path into a FoF? I find the idea really interesting, and I was wondering if anyone had any experie ...

    15 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  18. What is the career path of a research analyst? Career Path ...

    14 comments1 Oct 2012 -

  19. Hi folks, I'm a junior three (next semester will be my penultimate year in undergrads) from one of Chinese top universities in Beijing. I've been watching WSO for a long time and some of the posts are really conducive and insightful to me. What ...

    13 comments27 Aug 2012 -

  20. Assistant Brand Manager track?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I'm doing some job research for my GF and we've came to the conclusion that brand management at a CPG is a good fit for her. However, I can't figure out the standard career path for undergraduate marketing majors to become an assistant bran ...

    12 comments27 Apr 2013 -

  21. I am currently a senior at a non-target top 50 university. I have internship experience at a boutique investment bank and at Citi Smith Barney. My plan was to go IB and I received a few interviews; however, nothing materialized. I wanted some opinions on ...

    13 comments30 Dec 2009 -

  22. IBCareerPath

    Investment Banking

    Has anyone went through IB Career Path? It seems like it just started this year, and I can't seem to find any information on the program. Do you think it's worth it? I'm a rising senior and can't find an internship in investment bankin ...

    12 comments28 Jun 2011 -

  23. Hello Everyone, This is my first post and I have a few questions. I have read posts and researched schools now for two weeks because I did not know I would be able to graduate Spring 2012 until recently. Long story short, I thought I needed an extensive b ...

    12 comments6 Mar 2011 -

  24. Hi Guys, Currently undergrad on the path to investment banking. I have the internships, the gpa, etc. There is however one thing that I am scared shitless of, myself. I have come to realize lately that I am bipolar. I get these episodes of extreme optimis ...

    9 comments30 Jul 2016 -

  25. Hey everyone, Last week I posted a topic about how I was working at a commercial real estate firm as an intern for the past year and I was not sure how much longer I should stay with them. Well, that firm offered me a position as a broker (or salesperson) ...

    10 comments8 Jul 2010 -

  26. I am going to start my valuation internship in big 4 real estate firms, but I am wondering about the impacts of AI in real estate valuation. As AI is increasingly used in replacing labours in finance and the RE agency side, can it critically automate the ...

    6 comments20 May 2018 -

  27. Hi I'm an undergraduate student and I'm passionate on valuing a company and building financial model. I have become an expert in building financial model by using Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet after two-three months. I have applied 100 company sin ...

    8 comments20 Nov 2012 -

  28. Hello- What exactly is the scope of private equity? Can a firm be active in, say, purchasing mining assets globally and still be considered to be private equity? If they're purchasing things like mines, railroads, etc., not just companies per se, are ...

    8 comments31 Jul 2012 -

  29. I am a Duke MBA 2010. Did 2 internships- 1) Tiny Boutique investment bank in East, 2) Private Debt/Equity firm in mid-west. Pre-MBA 8 yrs in Technology Consulting at IBM Global Svcs and CSC. Wanted to pursue IB but the current scenario is such that....get ...

    8 comments22 Aug 2011 -

  30. 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 comments16 Aug 2011 -

  31. Moderator Note (Andy): ZaZa resides in Abu Dhabi and works as a recruiter for some of the Middle East's largest sovereign wealth funds and investment banks. The ultimate and universal question that any recruiter with existing alive candidates gets as ...

    7 comments2 Oct 2012 -

  32. Suggestions on my career path?

    Investment Banking

    So I'm an ungrad at a target school (I think?). I'm really interested in value investing, Buffett, Ackman, and others like them- would love to one day run a hedge fund, but wouldn't we all? Everyone tells me that I should head the IBD route ...

    7 comments30 Jul 2011 -

  33. Career Path- My plan

    Investment Banking

    My Situation:--2.5 years of school left--University of Florida--Will graduate with Bachelors and Masters in Accounting--Currently 4.00 GPA and don't expect to deviate much--710 GMAT--Manage a total budget of $1 million+ as Treasurer for two organizat ...

    6 comments19 Apr 2016 -

  34. A Career in 'Strategy'?

    Job Search Advice

    Hey WSO'ers, Recently I was going through interviews for an S&T internship. The MD I was speaking with said that I seemed like a good fit for 'strategy' and that he could see me being successful in that area at the firm. I like the idea ...

    6 comments29 Mar 2011 -

  35. Hi Guys, I just graduated from western coast college, non-targeted school and had my full-time as a paralegal in NY law firm, top-tier. Now I am looking for analyst in the finance industry. Considering I do not have any finance experience(but I had the in ...

    4 comments12 Dec 2018 -

  36. Anybody here works in commercial insurance (property and casualty, specialty lines, etc) can shed some light on the different career paths? I am currently on a graduate scheme of one of the largest insurers in the world in a commercial line in the London ...

    4 comments26 Oct 2018 -

  37. For those of you that moved on from Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence)- I'm curious to find out what you went on to do? Answer Template Title: Industry: Pay: STET, bump or drop Hours: Better or Worse Culture: Hindsight: Was it the right m ...

    4 comments14 Oct 2018 -

  38. Let me start by saying that my ultimate dream-job would be becoming a Portfolio Manger. Now, this is my background: I have been working as an commercial banking credit underwriter for 4 years (started as a trainee and have now been a team-leader for the p ...

    5 comments7 Oct 2014 -

  39. Investment Professional in Global Large Buyout Firm, with focus in Healthcare investments. Transitioned from Strategy Consulting into Private Equity. Can discusss about: Private Equity recruiting (in USA and Europe), transition from Strategy Consulting to ...

    3 comments24 Feb 2020 -

  40. So I'm wondering how long do most analysts work in company they were initially hired in? I know for most IB analysts it's usually 2 years in IB-> 2 years IB /Buyside/Entrepreneurship->Business School-> IB /Buyside/Entrepreneurship. So w ...

    5 comments24 Apr 2011 -

  41. What's my next move?

    Investment Banking

    Deleted Recruiting FT Career Path ...

    5 comments29 Oct 2010 -

  42. So you want to become a Wall Street master of the universe? Forget almost everything you know about how the ride to the top is supposed to go. The basics are still the same. Go to a target school, take the right classes, and land an exhausting summer inte ...

    4 comments9 Nov 2012 -

  43. Feeling kinda lost on Career Path

    New User Introductions

    I'm kinda lost in terms of what I want to do with my Finance and MIS degree. There are just so many career paths/firms out there! The only thing I know is that I want a starting salary of (60-70k+) and I still want to maintain a work-life balance. An ...

    4 comments2 Jan 2015 -

  44. Trading Analyst to Trader

    Sales and Trading

    Hey guys if you want to become a trader at a prop firm, would it be better to seek positions as a trading analyst first as this seems to be an entry level position into the trading world. Career Path ...

    4 comments23 Aug 2012 -

  45. Is this career path overkill?

    Job Search Advice

    Hi WSO, occasional lurker, first time poster here. Though I'm really only posting this for the advice of a select few on this site, I welcome the feedback from all. ...

    4 comments1 Sep 2011 -

  46. Corp FP&A Tech Career Path

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    So as the title mentions, I am hoping to get some advice on the typical career path in corporate finance. Background: Started as an intern at a very mature F100 tech company in Fall of 2015. Transitioned into a Business Analyst role from Fall 2016 to Earl ...

    3 comments25 May 2018 -

  47. Career path and development

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi All, Quick question to get your sense on next steps from a career development standpoint. I'm post-MBA and have been working with the same organization for about 5 years now. I started on the operational side, but after two years jumped over to a ...

    3 comments8 Apr 2016 -

  48. Hello, so i'm actively pursuing a career in finance. I don't want to work at an investment bank and I think that creating a hedge fund or Asset Management company is my personal end game. My question is, what specific form of asset management al ...

    3 comments20 Mar 2011 -

  49. Hello everybody here! I want to initiate a discussion on the back office-> deal team career path of private equity boutique shops. I wonder whether there is any overlap between these two distinct functionalities for some small shops. My shop runs a spe ...

    3 comments14 Mar 2009 -

  50. I am a 3rd year undergrad studying finance. I have a rough idea of the different careers in financial services. I have some thoughts on possible paths but just not sure which ones might be best for my personality, strengths, and weaknesses. I'm tired ...

    2 comments22 Apr 2014 -

  51. Where should I look into

    Investment Banking

    I'm fairly new here, and I have been using WSO as a source of knowledge for a career in IB. I'm from a small town where no one even knows what IB is. I'm going into a top finance uni in my country, but it is still no ivy league school. Sinc ...

    1 comment10 Oct 2018 -

  52. Accounting 0% (7 votes) Asset Management 9% (141 votes) Commercial Banking 1% (17 votes) Consulting 5% (70 votes) Corporate Finance / Strategy / Development 9% (129 votes) Entrepreneurship 6% (89 votes) Equity Research 3% (46 votes) Fintech 2% (23 votes) ...

    1 comment10 Sep 2015 -

  53. How does the career path work for Canadian PE firms? In the US you go for 2 years then an MBA and then afterward you decide where you want to continue. 1: Though I've heard a few times that most Canadians don't need to get MBAs and it's rar ...

    1 comment25 Apr 2018 -

  54. Greetings, I received a valuation internship offer from big 4 real estate firms, while I am really likely to receive an internship offer from a strategic planning department (in-house M&A team) of one of the largest China insurance company through sch ...

    1 comment17 Apr 2018 -

  55. What do you guys think? FO MO or BO? Also given the description what kind of upward mobility / career path would this allow me to get into? Im thinking about applying but im worried its more administrative and that I should maybe pass on it, thoughts? Job ...

    1 comment30 Oct 2017 -

  56. I am lost in my career

    Job Search Advice

    Just a bit of my background here: 1) I grew up in a third world country and studied there (got my MSc and BA in finance from the university which most of people never heard of) 2) I have done several traineeships both at home and abroad:- in my country (a ...

    1 comment6 Sep 2016 -

  57. Big 4 vs. Big Bank career path

    Job Search Advice

    Hey guys, pretty new here, and I have read a bit about this topic on here but not as specific as my case. Currently attend an above average business school (ranked in the 60s). Accounting major/ Finance minor. Not a big bank target school but DEFINITELY a ...

    1 comment6 Jul 2016 -

  58. Advice for career paths

    Job Search Advice

    I am going to be starting 1st year of Computer Science soon, I tried business last year and failed the first year due to not being mentally prepared/ not trying hard/ disliking the course, and am wondering if it is possible to break onto the street with t ...

    13 Sep 2015 -

  59. I've been having a tough time really finding any job that fits my background. I have experience working in corporate social responsibility and marketing at F500 technology companies. I've undergone extensive in classroom excel training. I went t ...

    30 Apr 2015 -

  60. Urgently need career path guidance

    New User Introductions

    Hi everyone, ...

    1 comment24 Nov 2014 -

  61. Hello all, I recently graduated with an undergrad degree in Business, major in Economics. Long-term goal: Economics PhD and to work as an economist with some financial firm (preferably asset manager, top-down macroeconomic approach?). Short-term goal: Wor ...

    1 comment22 Jun 2014 -

  62. I have a decision between accepting an offer for an analyst position with an executive compensation firm or to get my MS in Finance at Tulane with a concentration in energy. I really don't know much about a consulting career and what kind of opportun ...

    1 comment18 Apr 2012 -

  63. So I'm working BlackRock 's PMG. I'll take the GMAT this summer, and will get BLK to sponsor my CFAs. Assuming all goes well with those tests, how else should I set myself up for a strong career path? Essentially, I'm looking for a che ...

    14 Feb 2010 -

  64. Operations to S&T

    Sales and Trading

    I was just wondering how hard is it to go from operations to sales and trading, specifically trading. I know operations is a BO to MO, leaning more towards BO type of job, but what are the possibilities of moving into trading. Can anyone who has done the ...

    18 Dec 2009 -