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  2. Best Credit Card?

    I think I'll apply for a new credit card once I start my job this summer. I currently use an Amazon Visa card and bank with Chase. I'm wondering if there is any particularly popular card that bankers use? Which card(s) have the best rewards? Is ...

    250 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 3 2018 - 8:45am -

  3. Focus on the downside: brushing up on credit skills

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/13/14 and ranks #10 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Seeing people try to transition from ...

    48 comments - 53 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 11:59am -

  4. AMA: Credit hedge fund analyst at MF, former BB trader

    Mod Note (Andy): AMA/Interview Tuesdays! Email me ([email protected]) if you'd like to do an AMA or interview for WSO My background is working in a high yield/distressed trading desk as a research analyst and trader, before making the move to a ...

    73 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jan 11 2014 - 5:00pm -

  5. Build Your Own CDO

    Have you ever dreamed of building your very own CDO? Do you think you could master the fragile alchemy of blending Z-tranche crap with A-rated paper to outperform the market? Well now you can. And I'm going to lead the charge by putting together my o ...

    78 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 6:29am -

  6. Sell Your Options Dearly: DEBT

    Andy note: "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week ...

    53 comments - 10 silver bananas - Jul 2 2012 - 7:45am -

  7. PIMCO credit research or T Rowe equity research

    Post MBA. want to consider quality of skill set, exit opp, etc. Thank you! credit equity T. Rowe Price Pacific Investment Management Company PIMCO Salary ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:42pm -

  8. Interview with Credit Risk Associate (Part 1/2)

    The following is an interview with Credit Risk Associate Pirho (he is also available to answer your questions). Are you a professional and want to do an interview? View our interview template here and then email me your responses to [email protected] ...

    23 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 21 2013 - 7:45am -

  9. Interview with BlueMountain Capital

    Hat Tip to International Pymp for sending this to me. Very insightful interview with BlueMountain, a great long/short credit fund: BlueMountain Capital Management was one of just nine managers on the receiving end of 38% of all new money put into hedge fu ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:59pm -

  10. Credit Analyst roles

    Hi fellow monkeys, How hard is it to get a Credit Analyst role-- Do you still have to network like IB? Thanks! get a job credit to Sunday, June 21, 2015- 3:45am ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2017 - 12:30am -

  11. Pay CC Bill Early?

    My credit limit is $2K. I've had the card for a year. I need to ask them to raise my limit, I know. I usually spend like $1K a month and pay it in full when the bill comes in (~15 days early). The bill comes on the 15th. I'm already at $1,700 fo ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2014 - 9:45am -

  12. Pants are the new shirts?

    Has your MD approached you about this yet? Goldman credit Morgan Stanley Sachs Harvard Yale equity fund princeton private default swaps college hedge ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2014 - 4:26pm -

  13. VC firm or Credit PE analyst––which will better position me for banking?

    A close friend of mine is at a crossroads & needs some help. I'm going to turn over my account to him and let him ask the question: Hello everybody, I'm in a tough spot. I'm currently enrolled as a sophomore at a non-target. My freshman ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 3 2018 - 3:53am -

  14. Ratings Advisory team at IB- How are hours?

    Hi, Has anybody got experience in a ratings advisory team at an IB? I was wondering what the working hours are like and the typical day for an analyst? Is it client-facing at a relatively junior level? Also, what kind of career progression can you expect ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:10am -

  15. OECD: Credit is Bad for Your Economy

    by Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin In many jurisdictions around the world, policymakers and economic analysts are keen on promoting the virtues of credit systems as drivers for growth. Even in mo ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 11:27pm -

  16. Credit rating agencies career

    Hi guys, question for someone who used to or is working for some the big three rating agencies. How would you compare the compensation with IB? The working hours? Is is common to stay just for few years and then to switch for IB or something more business ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 10 2018 - 2:59pm -

  17. Perfect Credit? You're Screwed.

    Imagine going into your favorite retailer and when you're checking out, the clerk asks if you want to apply for their in-store credit card to save 10% on your purchase. Why not, you think, and you quickly submit the application. It comes back decline ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 26 2010 - 5:26am -

  18. Credit Ratings Agency Interviews

    Hello, I have an interview with one of the Big 3 credit ratings agencies soon for an entry-level position, and am wondering exactly what type of questions I could expect. Can anyone help with this? credit Moody's Fitch ratings Bond Ratings standard & ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 5:02pm -

  19. Should I lease a car just to build credit?

    Im sitting here thinking about my future... Most likely I'll live at home with my parents after graduation. I wont have many expenses, but I dont want to just keep building my bank account. I dont need a car but I was wondering if I should lease just ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 8:04pm - Anonymous Monkey

  20. no pay, no credit- possible?

    Apparently its illegal for them to give you an internship where you aren't getting money or academic credit, but does it ever happen? (MM/Boutiques) credit Internships unpaid ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2012 - 3:00pm -

  21. Credit Investing-- Books

    Hey, does anyone have any good recommendations on books relevant to general credit investing (i.e. info on investment grade, high yield, CDS, etc.)? I was thinking of readying Moyer, even though it's focused on distressed debt-- I'm assuming I w ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2011 - 8:25pm -

  22. What is credit sales and trading and what are the exit opportunities?

    Dear friends, I'm preparing for an interview in credit sales and trading and was wondering what do people do in this business. I have two years' experience as a CDO manager and alternative credit investment advisor. According to the headhunter, ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 19 2018 - 8:46pm -

  23. Is formal Credit Training Valuable?

    Hello all, I am currently deciding between two offers, both from regional commercial banks (~$10B in Assets). One offer is less money and offers a formal credit training program, while the second is a lot more money, but with no credit training. The goal ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 27 2019 - 10:08pm -

  24. Advice needed: How to position ABL experience to lateral for IB?

    Background: 1.5 yrs in ABL at a BB covering a variety of industries: manufacturing, distribution, materials, consumer products, etc. mainly with sub-investment grade/distressed companies. Non-target; sub 3.7 GPA. Any advice on how to position this experie ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 1 2018 - 12:25pm -

  25. Can just one (unpaid) Internship Lead to a Career in I-Banking???

    Hi All, I'm currently a junior attending a target (ivy league) for I-banking. I was offered an unpaid/college credit internship with Merrill Lynch in Private Wealth Management; although it is in a regional office, it will be in a big city. Most stude ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2010 - 5:12pm -

  26. 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 fund credit distressed ...

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

  27. Credit fund interview questions, experiences, advice?

    Hi guys, I have an interview at a small credit-oriented fund and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what sort of HF interview questions to expect. I know every fund/interview/interviewer is different but any experiences or advice is appreciated. ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2016 - 3:28pm -

  28. Interesting European credit names?

    Hi guys: I was wondering if anyone can suggest some interesting European credit names to look at please? I'm a current credit analyst based in Asia who is hoping to transition into credit in UK. As part of my recruiting process, I want to create some ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2015 - 1:29am -

  29. Background Check Top Hedge Fund

    Hello everyone, I am a noob and needed some information about credit checks in top hedge funds or IBs (DE Shaw, Two Sig, Citadel, Element, GS etc). I discovered today that I had a delinquent account (dental bill for ~300) from way back in the day which I ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 6 2013 - 5:42pm -

  30. IG credit at jefferies

    Can anyone speak to the strengths of the IG desk at Jefferies? In particular the credit analysis that supports the trading? Also anything regarding atmosphere, comp, exits would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. credit Jefferies credit analysis ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2011 - 4:58pm -

  31. Advice for a junior going to top 15 fund

    I'm an undergad, and upon graduating, I'll be fortunate enough to be joining the credit investing arm of a private equity firm that is probably in the top 5 internationally. I'm also fortunate enough to have had a lot of investing experienc ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2012 - 3:09am -

  32. UBS Leveraged Finance Credit, Morgan Stanley TMT Credit, or RBC Capital Markets TMT Corporate Banking

    Currently in an associate position with the Swiss BB firm- in the leveraged underwriting (credit) function. Have offer from Morgan Stanley for TMT credit, and offer from RBC Capital Markets in Corporate Banking in TMT. Trying to decide which is better pla ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:11pm -

  33. Credit fund interview

    Any good list of common credit (l/s or distressed) fund interview questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! hedge fund credit ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 14 2010 - 1:52pm -

  34. MM Mezz Fund Internship

    Hi guys, Do you think it is feasible over 6 months to be brought up to a competent Associate / Snr Analyst at a 4/5 person Mezz fund, with limited debt experience? I have an offer and need to consider day-to-day, how difficult is the job to be brought up ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2016 - 1:26pm -

  35. 3 HF

    Hi all Wanted to get some opinions on 3 offers i got. Have the choice between 3 credit HF: 1 very large fund focused on credit. team i am potentially joining focus on liquid credit- targets mid teens returns. 2 large HF. focused on private credit i.e. mez ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2014 - 3:52pm -

  36. Goldman Sachs Credit Alternatives

    I'm interested in learning more about what GS 's credit alternatives group does. I believe they were previously called Liberty Harbor, but transitioned over to just being known as GS Credit Alternatives or GS BDC. Do they primarily make senior d ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 1 2016 - 6:47pm -

  37. Blackstone GSO Customized Credit Strategies Interview

    Hi Guys- ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2011 - 9:29pm -

  38. S&P's $2 Trillion Mistake

    Just the Facts: S&P's $2 Trillion Mistake By: John Bellows 8/6/2011 In a document provided to Treasury on Friday afternoon, Standard and Poor's (S&P) presented a judgment about the credit rating of the U.S. that was based on a $2 trillio ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2011 - 10:24pm -

  39. Interest Rates for LBO Model

    I am building my first lbo model and I am wondering if you guys can provide me with or tell me how to find current rates for:-Term loan for BBB-rated consumer discretionary company-Subordinated notes for same company Thanks! credit credit spreads ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 11 2011 - 5:11pm -

  40. Oak Hill Advisors

    What is OHA's reputation? I would really appreciate any insight. credit ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:15am -

  41. Risk Mgmt Bonuses at BB

    Any idea what a mid-level credit risk bonuses are at BB firms? Recognize it varies, but trying to get a sense for what a VP middle office credit officer type pulls in for salary and bonus? credit Banking bonus risk Salary Middle Office ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2010 - 7:53pm -

  42. Credit Trading interview- Phone interview for a credit quant

    Hey WSO, I have a phone interview for a credit quant trading role at a BB. My background is math major from top 10 US school then forex quant trading, a fairly equal between split intraday long / short using mathematical and technical techinques and spot ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:47pm -

  43. Credit Investing- Exit Ops?

    Hi, This summer I'll be doing my junior year internship in credit investing with a big name firm. My prior internships are with a hedge fund and a PE fund. Let's say I get a full-time offer with the place I will be interning and accept- what are ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 16 2015 - 11:14am -

  44. Credit Suisse Commodities?

    Can anyone tell me more about the Credit Suisse commodities desk? I hear they are building up, but how do they stack up to other BBs? credit suisse Commodities sales & trading ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2009 - 11:56pm -

  45. What companies do entry Credit analyst apply to?

    Hi, This might be a dumb question but Is there a credit analyst (risk) in every group? From Asset Management to corporate banking? what companies do entry credit analyst apply to? I know rating agencies, and commercial banks. But what else? get a job Dumb ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2015 - 1:13pm -

  46. Middle Market Lending-BDC's/Specialty Finco's and MM Banks

    Im currently working in the "Lev Fin" group at a MM.commercial bank (think US Bank, Capital One, Citizens Bank). To avoid any confusion, we don't have an IB division so our version of Lev Fin refers to the specific lending team that special ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 27 2017 - 9:55pm -

  47. Credit/Fixed income/debt investing fund interview

    Any thoughts/advice on debt specific interview questions? Would love any that you have. thanks! hedge fund credit fixed income debt High Yield ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2012 - 11:30pm -

  48. Moody's Interview

    Hey guys, I have an interview with Moody's corporate finance Ratings soon. Can you give me some reasons Moody's is better than their competitors Standard & Poor's and Fitch Group? Thanks! credit interview Final Round Moody's ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2011 - 11:51pm -

  49. The "Going Balls Long" Debate

    As this is often debated on the trading floor- why not do an open forum on WSO as well... Submit your antonym to the phrase, "balls long." nyc MBA hedge fund s&t credit sa options equities Internship CFA sales and trading Harvard Wharton Fun ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2011 - 8:49am -

  50. DCM To....

    Hi Guys, Had some queries for people who are experienced in this area of expertise. I am a first year analyst at a top BB (think MS/ GS etc.) and I work in DCM within the high grade sovereigns team. While initially interested in this sort of work, I have ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2011 - 3:31am -

  51. Deloitte S&O Travel, Expense, Credit Card Policy

    Can anyone tell me what the travel and expense reimbursement policy looks like at Deloitte S&O? Specifically- can we use our own credit cards or are we forced to use the company card? Meals- are there specific guidelines as to how much can be spend pe ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 14 2016 - 4:00am -

  52. Man who created own credit card sues bank for not sticking to terms

    When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking. But he didn't throw the contract away or shred it. Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the term ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 9 2013 - 4:22am -

  53. PWM Internship "Academic Paper"?

    Help! credit academic paper PWM internship paper ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2012 - 12:39am -

  54. IBD lateral from a CRA

    Hi, I am currently at a boutique consulting firm (~1 year of experience) and am looking to lateral into IBD in ~2 years. I am considering an offer for an operations analyst role at one of the CRAs (S&P, Fitch, Moody's). Although the role is in op ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 10:41pm -

  55. My Private Equity Market View

    Going to go on a bit of a little rant because its all over the news, falsely in my opinion, and pissing me off- credit markets are thawing and LBO activity is coming back... This is utter BS, credit markets have thawed for either Investment Grade issuers ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2009 - 12:52am -

  56. How to create a credit write up

    If you want to be in IBanking you have several companies like Wall Street Prep or BIWS that sells guides on how to built financial models and evaluate companies from scratch. What about for credit analysis? Say a company wants to borrow $300 million dolla ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 7 2017 - 10:20pm -

  57. Stockton- End of the Municipal?

    Being a national of the United Kingdom, a lot of the articles popping up on Bloomberg or CNBC seem both foreign and a little irrelevant to me (what is NFL anyway?). This one caught my eye however. The city of Stockton in California has filed for bankrupty ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2012 - 9:29pm -

  58. Solution to rating agencies problem

    I have given this some thought and I finally believe to have arrived at simple solution for the conflicts of interests arising from rhe fact that the ratees pay the raiter to be rated. If the rating agencies where liable for their ratings (in case the rat ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2010 - 4:30am -

  59. What exactly is Credit?

    To clarify I am referring to credit in relation to an IB credit desk in markets i.e a credit sales or credit trading analyst. I'm slightly confused as to exactly what products are included in credit which seems a very broad part of fixed income to me ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2012 - 5:26am -

  60. Cowell and Lee

    Hey has anyone heard of this fund in hong kong called Cowell and Lee? I'm looking to move out to Asia and apparently they're an event-driven fund focusing on credit. Any feedback would be great, thanks! credit ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 28 2012 - 3:18am -

  61. Flow Credit Trading need help

    Hi, I have a final round interviews for an analyst position on a credit trading desk next week and was wondering what kind of things should I know that would impress an interviewer. The firm mentioned that it would be a mixture of competency and technical ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 24 2013 - 10:56am -

  62. Is Baruch College recruited for credit risk/ risk management from BB IB?

    I am a sophomore at Baruch College majoring in Applied Math. And I am interested in a career and a summer analyst internship next year in credit risk at a BB IB. I heard that Baruch is recruited heavily for middle or back office. Front office not so much. ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 8:21pm -

  63. Credit Funds- Job Search Help / Advice

    I have spent the past several weeks looking for opportunities with credit funds (both performing and distressed). With little to no progress made, I think I need some advice on how to find opportunities, gain traction, land interviews, etc. Thanks in adva ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2011 - 10:47pm -

  64. How can we...

    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_20... How can I make money off of this? credit subprime lending Money mortgages ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2011 - 6:11pm -

  65. credit report

    Hello guys, whats a good credit score to have once your out of college and you have loans. Is it okay to have a score in the 600, 700s. Also, when BB 's are going to a background check would a 600 or 700 hurt you. Investment Banking GPA credit Backgr ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2011 - 12:57pm -

  66. Lenders Spreading Their Legs for Borrowers

    I've always been told to highly value my credit score. It's one of those important metric that if not valued highly enough can really screw you down the line. I have noticed recently that I've started getting the 0% balance transfer offers ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 11 2012 - 4:45pm -

  67. Is S&T right for me? Offers at DB Credit Trading & > $1bn Buyside Fundamental Credit Fund

    Hey guys, I'm a junior at a target (Ivy) interested in credit. I'm trying to figure out the best way to get to a credit HF. I currently have offers to join DB's structured credit desk as well as as a HY credit analyst at a >$1bn credit f ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2015 - 10:06pm -

  68. Interview Help- Internship position with a hedge fund?

    I have an interview coming up for an internship position with a hedge fund focused on distressed debt. I have been through various banking interviews and have experience with the behavioral question but am unsure what type of technical question to expect ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 9:08pm -

  69. Credit Analyst to Top 10 MBA

    Been reading this forum for a while but first post here! Just curious as to what top b-schools tend to think of corporate credit analysts at a BB. Assuming that with a 3.7 undergrad GPA and ~750 gmat score, would this be a solid resume for a top 10 progra ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2012 - 2:42pm -

  70. Ideal product type for non-quants

    Ok, just curious what other people think is the ideal product type for non-quants-- complex enough that the market isn't a commodity, that there are some barriers to trade the product, but simple enough that you can be a model user, not a modeler, an ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2014 - 3:21pm -

  71. GE Asset Management Trading / Assistant PM

    Need help to prep for interview with GE Asset Management for High Grade Corporates Trading / Assistant Portfolio Manager seat. I have a couple years in flow trading on credit trading desk at top investment bank directly out of undergrad at an Ivy. First t ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 15 2011 - 9:59am -

  72. happy to discuss credit analysts/ traders

    feel free to ask me questions as a credit trader at a macro fund. i love my job and have decent experience, for those looking to get in the industry, keep it professional and I may be happy to answer some questions. based out of london. keep it off pay an ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 7 2016 - 9:42pm -

  73. Buyout candidate- Help!!

    Assuming I spotted a LBO candidate (small cap), should I raise the idea to a PE firm (Big? Small?) or set up my own firm to do it? And with either choices, what are the procedures, risks and considerations? credit LBO buyout investment investing leverage ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2011 - 5:17am -

  74. CS Fixed Income Credit Research?

    Anybody got advice on their interviewing process for FT? credit research fixed income ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 24 2008 - 9:57pm -

  75. Fifth Street BDC

    Hey guys, Wondering if anyone has any experience/knowledge of Fifth Street. I'm not sure what to expect for a BDC interview (modeling test? etc). Any info/suggestions are much appreciated. Leveraged Finance credit bdc ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2014 - 7:00pm -

  76. Fixed Income/Credit HF

    giving back to the WSO community: if you have: ~2 or less years xp at the major bank (on a trading desk) strong quant skills (STEM degree pref.) then i might have: very rare Fixed Income or Credit opening at a HF for you looking for someone asap PM me, pr ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 20 2013 - 10:02pm -

  77. Debt/Credit Fund Interview

    All- wanted to get your take on where I can learn more about investing from a debt standpoint. Read the Moyer distressed debt book and although it is great, wanted to gain more insight to what debt investors think about vs. equity, not just distressed but ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2012 - 4:45pm -

  78. Credit Modelling?

    Hey guys, I was wondering how useful is credit scoring and modelling in the finance world? I might get to move to a position that will allow me to do this sort of thing for a bank that does business lending at around 2m+ but outside of a few niche roles i ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2011 - 3:51pm -

  79. Credit Analyst vs Credit Processing Officer- Are they the same thing or different?

    Job title: Credit Processing Officer Job description: Access applicant's creditworthiness for housing loan applications in accordance to the Bank's credit policies Conduct verification for Housing Loan applications and analyze documents provided ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2016 - 3:26pm -

  80. <$1B Bank Credit Analyst

    What information and/or insights are you willing to share about life as a credit analyst at a small community bank? This bank is in a large Texas city and does mostly commercial loans and revolvers. I'd like to know what the usual compensation is and ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2015 - 9:57pm -

  81. CDS index & index options: good desks?

    Hi everyone, Just wondering if you guys could share the latest on those desks and their performance in the street. I understand that the crisis hit some of those products hard. What banks remain dominant in those markets? Thanks a lot credit index options ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2014 - 4:15pm -

  82. Is the U.S. Dollar the Contrarian Trade of the Decade

    The majority of economic observers seem convinced that the dollar is doomed, and not in some distant future. The basic reason for this unanimity is the reasonableness of the basic thinking, which goes like this: The Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury a ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2010 - 5:17pm -

  83. What major best prepares for Credit Risk Management?

    I used the search function and couldn't find an answer to my question. I understand credit risk and market risk are the same thing. I was thinking that getting a degree in economics would be best, but is it more important to understand accounting. I ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2011 - 4:07pm -

  84. Investing in Credit

    First time post-- go easy... How would you guys assess how to invest across the debt portion of the capital structure for a particular company, i.e., say you're given the information for the term loan, senior bonds, and high yield bonds for one issue ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2011 - 1:09pm -

  85. Direct Lending Junior Comp

    With direct lending becoming an increasingly popular field, I was curious if anyone had any insight into what typical comp looked like on the junior level. My understanding is that it's slightly lower than PE and carries a lower base but higher bonus ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 18 2019 - 2:10am -

  86. Balance sheet Items to look for when extending credit?

    Hey guys what items on the balance sheet do you look at to determine if a company is credit worthy? i.e. financial health 1) I would look at the current assets to current liabilities 2) Also total debt / assets Am I on the right track? what else do you gu ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2010 - 5:13pm -

  87. Current Credit Strategies

    Have read several articles recently pointing to the rapid fall in yields and spreads of sub-investment grade debt due to people essentially yield chasing. Can anyone in or outside the industry comment on how they think credit hedge funds are positioning t ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2010 - 7:32pm -

  88. Is Credit Still Flowing

    http://www.independent.org/blog/?p=201 This piece indicates that the credit problem is being way overblown, as commerical, industrial, and real estate loans have all been up in recent months. They link to what looks like legit government info. If this is ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2008 - 7:57pm -

  89. Quants in Private Debt [Corporate Loans, ABS]

    If you're at a quant shop, do you or your firm deploy automated trading to transact in illiquid private debt [broadly syndicated corporate loans,? What could be improved on to improve your advantage and how do you compare to others on across the indu ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 6 2018 - 1:01pm -

  90. Principal Investments or Credit Opportunities fund?

    Hi everyone, My background is M&A (2years) at elite boutique in London (think Moelis, Laz, PJT). I have now 2 opportunities: 1) join a Principal Investment team from a global asset manager (think Brookfield, PSP, CPPIB). Investments are done across th ...

    2 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 19 2018 - 5:06pm -

  91. Finding and understanding Credit Agreements- a call for help

    I'll be on an rx deal team by the Summer. Cap stacks for days, apparently. Any insight would be great regarding credit agreements, To be specific, does anyone know how to search for credit agreements via SEC? Is there a specific filing type or are th ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 1 2018 - 2:45pm -

  92. Rating Agency to Fixed Income Reseach

    I recently started out at one of the big 3 CRAs. Given this background, how hard is it to break into fixed income research at a mutual fund (i.e. BlackRock)? Should I wait and go for my MBA / CFA first? Also a few questions regarding the fixed income aspe ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2017 - 11:25am -

  93. FITCH Ratings Summer Analyst Interview

    Hey guys, I am attending an AC next Friday at the FITCH London office. Maybe it's a rather silly question, but I just want to ask what kind of a suit would you recommend to wear? Rather a darker one or a more bright colored suit? Is a quite bright gr ...

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