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  2. 43 Diversity Recruiting Programs at Investment Banks- The Most Exhaustive List

    Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory p ...

    40 comments - 40 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:07pm -

  3. Sales and Trading Salary vs Investment Banking Salary

    Sales and Trading Salary vs Investment Banking It seems like since the beginning of time, trading and investment banking have been the dream jobs of countless undergrads seeking big bucks. A lot changed when the financial crisis of 2008 came along, and tr ...

    177 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 12:13pm -

  4. Finance is NOT the major for a career in finance?

    Easy...easy...put your proton blaster away and resume buyside fantasy of choice. All I want to say is that finance (perhaps) may no longer be the optimal major for breaking into...finance. Though the logic may counter conventional reason, so does an etern ...

    62 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  5. Trading Floor BS

    HI All I'm an Associate in S&T on the sales side. I've had a good experience so far but changes have taken place at work which puts me at a disadvantage (reporting to not so friendly higher up). My resume looks a little hoppy given I've ...

    17 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 16 2018 - 8:00pm -

  6. Poor GPA- How can I Pass Resume Screens

    Hey All, Whats the best way for me to present my GPA so I can get passed resume screens? I currently have a 3.41 GPA (5 Semesters). This is due to my Freshman year GPA being a 2.70 (2 semesters). My GPA from Sophomore Year and after is 3.78 (3 semesters). ...

    80 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 6 2016 - 4:47am -

  7. AMA: Recent Quitter from Fixed Income S&T to Startups

    Hello. I am new to the WSO blogger community; this is my first post. I went to a semi-target and interviewed during the crisis, when company presentations & on-campus workshops pretty much dried up. WSO was a crucial source for me when I started finan ...

    37 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 12:12pm -

  8. The Ax Man Cometh to Wall Street

    A new round of lay-offs is coming to the Street, and it looks like all the major banks will be hit. The cuts appear to be concentrated in the trading departments, no doubt a direct result of the financial reform bill's impact on proprietary trading. ...

    71 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 9 2011 - 5:46am -

  9. Would You Hire This Person?

    You're sitting in the head trader's chair after the markets close, looking through resumes for the next (newest) member of your desk. The candidates all look good to you: excellent experience with strong track records, good stories about their d ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2011 - 8:15am -

  10. Preparing for Sales and Trading

    This coming summer I was fortunate enough to land an S&T summer internship. I was wondering, from your experience, what would be the best way to prepare for internship? Are there specific books that I should read? Being a physics and economics major, ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2016 - 3:36am -

  11. Converting an S&T Internship

    Alright, so about a month ago I posted on tips on prepping for the S&T internship, with the promise of providing some additional tips on what to do during the internship to maximize your chances of an offer. These are some general tips I would conside ...

    39 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:36pm -

  12. Bond Jargon

    Hi All Sorry for the very basic question. I'm use to the swaps lingo when it comes to bid / ask = pay / receive (whether outright, curve or fly). However when it comes to bonds being quoted in in yields, I understand that bid / ask = buy bond / sell ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 5 2018 - 2:05pm -

  13. The "Culture" of a bank

    Since we are slowly migrating from the interview stages to the post offer stage, the threads are starting to move much more towards XYZ vs ABC. I wanted to take time to talk about the "culture" question that keeps coming up. In particular kids a ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2011 - 3:55pm -

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    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2014 - 4:47pm -

  15. BB Sales and Trading

    I just started a job as a credit trader at a middle market investment bank. Solid name, but not bb. It is quite clear how much the job has changed from the last 5 years just from my understanding of this. I am curious though.. This sales and trading is a ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 20 2016 - 6:53am -

  16. Advice on preparing for fixed income s&t interviews

    Hi all. Currently a second semester sophomore trying to get ready for the upcoming recruiting season. My concern is that right now, I don't have enough knowledge on the fixed income side of things. I have a basic understanding of things such as the y ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 8 2019 - 1:10am -

  17. Will Algo Trading Take Over?

    Was just talking with a few people from work, who have been in S&T for a fair amount of time. We seem to agree that algo trading is the way to go in the near future. Computerization appears to be the trend, since it's cheaper and faster. Banks al ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2012 - 11:28am -

  18. Columbia SIPA MPA or Cambridge MFin?

    Hi guys! I recently received offer from both program, but hope to hear some advises before I make a decision. My goal is to get into a BB Bank F/O right after graduation. My background: Asian 2 yrs working experience in industry, finance position have exp ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  19. Applying to both IB and S&T at a bank?

    Hi there, I am currently a junior in college looking at SA's and was wondering if one is able to apply to multiple functions (IB, S&T, AM, etc.) an Investment Bank (GS, MS, JPM, etc.)? Will it be looked down upon that you aren't really focus ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  20. Sales and Trading Best Desks

    Hey Guys, Pretty standard thread... Incoming summer analyst at BB and am wondering the best desks, specifically for trading. I am aware that the answers may depend bank to bank, but I am specifically interested in trading and eventually moving to the buy- ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2014 - 6:42pm -

  21. Headhunters for Sales and Trading?

    Disclaimer: I already tried the search function. Now... I have heard a lot about headhunters contacting <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="i ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  22. Energy Rodeo 2012: The Recap

    This past weekend about 120 WSO monkeys descended upon Houston, Texas for the 2012 Energy Rodeo, an event characterized by much fun had, knowledge gained, and contacts made by all. The monkeys came by car, by plane, and by bus, but no private choppers (at ...

    24 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 17 2012 - 8:02pm -

  23. How to reconnect with an MD/VP after not emailing them for months?

    Hey Guys, I know this has probably been covered before, but I wanted some suggestions on how I can write an email to a VP who I didn't contact for a few months after I was rejected from a first round interview (I told him how the interview went, but ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  24. Derivstrading Needs Help

    The surveys are done, thanks for all the help. I posted the objective of it in the other thread i made for it. sales and trading survey ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2011 - 6:26am -

  25. Ideas for finding Junior Trader interns

    After about five years in S+T at various banks and buyside shops, I am starting up a hedge fund based in NYC and focused on Asian markets. Most of the securities we trade are OTC equity and currency derivatives. We commenced trading with 10 million usd in ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 26 2012 - 12:16am -

  26. Is Rates Trading dead?

    I recently accepted a position in a rotational program at a BB in Sales and Trading. I always had an interest in the more macro products, specifically rates. I recently heard that rates trading is dead given that rates staff have been cut tremendously and ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 24 2016 - 6:14am -

  27. BAML Sales and Trading Superday

    Just had superday in NY on November 3rd for Bank of America Sales and Trading. Has anyone heard back yet? Bank of America sales and trading ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:03pm -

  28. S&T Prestige

    I guess I should be asking this question elsewhere, but I feel like the bullpen is the most *(and possibly only) regularly visited forum on this site. I have a question regarding s&t. I was wondering if there is a preference/prestige regarding s&t ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2011 - 11:27pm -

  29. GS Entrepreneurs

    Should I enroll in GS 's entreprenuarial deposit series? Investment Banking CS major sales and trading Economics math target computer science schools econ Comp Sci econ/math ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2013 - 11:02pm -

  30. At what point in your life did you get interested in finance?

    I've been active on this site for a few months now. It is clear that the demographic range is large in a myriad of senses. Ever so often there is a college freshman or the occasional high school student posting questions about recruiting, interviews, ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2012 - 4:09am -

  31. Sales Vs. Investment Banking

    Hey guys, this is my first ever thread, so sorry if it could be in a more relevant forum or something. I'm an A level student in the UK, so if you're American and reading this, I'm still at high school. I'm hoping to study Politics at ...

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

  32. People in Sales, do you think trading is overglorified?

    Ok, so this Sales and Trading team came down to my campus for the usual recruitment talk and networking session. The traders were hounded by the eager undergrads who want to go into trading. The sales people had some people talking to them, asking more de ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2013 - 11:54pm -

  33. Institutional Sales Analyst Job Description and Overview

    For many, institutional sales offers the best of all worlds: great pay, fewer hours than in corporate finance or research, less stress than in trading, and a nice blend of travel and office work. Like traders, the hours typically follow the market, with a ...

    11 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 14 2018 - 4:53pm -

  34. 25 Guys to Avoid on Wall Street!

    I found this blog pretty funny so I figured i'd share, and see what other monkeys have to add or say. Feel free to add to the list lol. 25 Guys to Avoid on Wall Street Investment Banking private equity wall street PWM sales and trading ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 24 2011 - 8:33pm -

  35. S&T Overview and Pay

    Can someone here give a good overview of Sales and Trading? I know there are many different types. I'm more interested in how you get clients. How much of the job is coming up with ideas vs. calling clients? How is pay based? What's the typical ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2010 - 10:27pm -

  36. BAML S&T Superpday

    Hey, I just went to the sales and trading superday in the NYC office (Oct 6), just wondering if anyone went there could share some updates if any. Thanks! Bank of America sales and trading BAML SA Superday ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 3 2017 - 12:53pm -

  37. SA offers: MS Fixed Income S&T or JPM S&T?

    So to be honest, I don't know much about the financial world, and was able to use some of my other experiences to land an internship over the summer. Feel free to message me if you want to learn my experiences of going through the process. Does anyon ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 28 2013 - 3:07pm -

  38. Citi Commodities

    Anyone have any info on Citi commodities? They do OCR at my school and a lot of people I know have accepted offers from their commodity S&T desk in Houston. What is their reputation? Is their commodity desk a dying business like at most other firms? O ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2015 - 10:49am -

  39. Is S&T full-time rotational program beneficial?

    Background: I received a BB bank FT offer after the S&T rotational internship this summer. The FT program consists of four rotations in two years then you'll be placed at a desk as an Associate. I've done intensive reading on WSO and some of ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 21 2018 - 1:12pm -

  40. Silver Bananas to give out

    Got all the responses needed. Thanks a lot guys. I was helping out a friend with some extra credit for uni. He is looking at the decoy effect, where in the second survey there was a completely dominated option that should technically make people choose th ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 20 2011 - 8:20pm -

  41. 15 Year old looking for mentorship trading

    Hi my name is Corey and I'm 15 years old. I'm currently a freshmen in High School and want to be a trader when I grow up. I have just started learning forex the last few months and I love it. I know I want to trade when I grow up and I want to g ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2010 - 6:20pm -

  42. Nomura S&T Summer Analyst 2012

    I will be working in Nomura 's Global Markets division this summer. I was wondering if anyone had advice on what I could do to prep for this internship in the months ahead of summer? Tips from any past SAs will be helpful (even if not in Nomura) Did ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2012 - 12:21am -

  43. S&T Bonus Structure

    I know this topic has been "beaten to death", but I'm struggling to find decent bonus information for sales and trading roles in particular. I've done some fairly extensive searching but the vast majority of topics cover traditional IB ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2012 - 2:56am -

  44. Credit Research Questions

    Is there anybody here who is in credit research? I am specifically looking at equity research versus credit research. The ins, outs, advantages, pay scale, etc. I have some more questions that I can PM/email you. Investment Banking hedge fund s&t sale ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 18 2012 - 12:36am -

  45. VP FI Trader Willing to answer questions

    Hey Guys, ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 11 2010 - 6:41pm -

  46. Job outlook for trading

    Recent reports by the NY state comptroller say that Wall Street will lose 10,000 jobs by the end of 2012 (http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/11/news/economy/finan...). Is this a death sentence for getting hired for a trading job in the near future? I am a junio ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2011 - 11:53am -

  47. S&T Summer Intern Prep- 2 Months Out

    So with two months to go, I thought it would be a good shout for all those about to start s&t internships to give a couple points of advice on things you should be doing before you start in 2 months time. Im hoping more useful tips will be added by ex ...

    18 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 31 2011 - 3:42pm -

  48. go ahead and destroy my resume

    . trading invesment banking sales and trading ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 3:36pm -

  49. IBD vs Sales Trading summer analyst

    which is better IBD vs Sales Trading summer analyst both at BBs ultimate goal PE IBD sales and trading New York ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2011 - 9:08am -

  50. S&T in Hong Kong vs. New York

    I couldn't find anything in a search, so I was hoping some of you (especially those who have worked in both cities) can talk about what the differences are in terms of the work, the culture, the lifestyle, exit ops, etc. I have a final round with a B ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2014 - 7:26am -

  51. 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 -

  52. How many of you work in Philadelphia/the Main Line? What's S&T in Philly like?

    I will be interning at a boutique commodities trading firm on the Main Line! It sounds like a fantastic opportunity, but I don't know about the location. I don't know the area but do know it's not Manhattan. It's not an established int ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2017 - 9:48pm -

  53. Great Traders: Risk and Dopamine

    What makes a great trader? Well, according to two neuroeconomists (whatever that means) at Claremont Graduate University, genetics makes the difference between a good and great trader. Specifically, the reward-driven neurotransmitter, dopamine, can play a ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2012 - 12:53pm -

  54. PhD Accounting? Good or bad?

    During my undergrad years, I landed an internship in a risk management department in NYC. Unfortunately due to massive layoffs and budget cuts, I was not offered a job. So as a backup, I decided to pursue a MACC degree and once again try to prepare for a ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  55. Is trading in HF/prop shops the overall most profitable career, and if so, will it still be the case in the coming years?

    Hi, I've been lurking this site for some time and there are some things that I'd like to clear up. Like most students here (presumably) I'm searching for the type of career in finance that can grant the highest potential earnings. After ask ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2014 - 4:55pm -

  56. Judging firms by their business cards

    hey guys, im totally undecided about where to go and what to do. recently ive been looking at all the business cards I have and some are far better, heavier- think the scene from amer pyscho- than others. some look ridiculous, I have one that has the colo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2011 - 11:15pm -

  57. S&T analyst years pay across BB's

    Considering a few offers...can anyone comment on the pay differences in a normal year at the following BB 's for an analyst all else equal?: GS MS Barcap Citi UBS Thanks. sales and trading bonus pay ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2010 - 6:07pm -

  58. Why "fit" is so important in S&T

    A couple of my friends have gone through sales and trading interviews for summer internships and they tell me that the questions they got were almost all fit... maybe a quick brainteaser or asking them what they felt about the markets but the rest was all ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 16 2010 - 4:30pm -

  59. The End of S&T?

    I was just reading the thread "Alternatives to Banking" on the front page, and Bernanke (the WSO user not Fed Chairman) argued that Sales and Trading is a better alternative to M&A in terms of avoiding some of the declines we have seen in ba ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2012 - 1:26pm -

  60. Barclays S&T, MS FSE vs. JPM Equity Research

    Hi all, I want to to get some suggestions in terms of choosing between these 3 options, all at their New York offices. I am personally fine with doing any, however I want to know which one might be better in terms of its relative strength, and how probabl ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2014 - 3:08pm -

  61. Scotiabank S&T 2/22/16 Super Day. Anyone hear back?

    Like the title says, did anyone hear back from Scotiabank? Sales and trading superday yesterday, 2/22/16 at their office. Rejections or acceptances? Scotiabank sales and trading ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2016 - 8:36pm -

  62. Will a Summer Analyst position for S&T at a BB in NYC help me get recruited for S&T at a BB in London

    I've secured an S&T role at a BB in NYC, but when I was applying last year, I was flirting with the prospect of living in London- I grew up there and it's my favorite city in the world. I was able to get this position in NYC by heavily using ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:26pm -

  63. Brain teaser book

    Can anyone recommend a good book covering brainteaser interview questions? interview offer sales and trading interview prep ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2010 - 9:46pm -

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  65. Will the next Banking Purge be in 2016-2017?

    I've been noticing that a lot of the banks have been mentioned in the press for their plans to cut jobs in several different FO groups. Will there be another bear market and banking purge akin to 2008 soon? IBD job cuts sales and trading ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 1:50pm -

  66. Do people make the switch to consulting from Sales and Trading?

    There's often stories floating around of people looking to do, or having done, the move from finance to consulting. But it always seems to be from IBD. It's understandable that this would be more common due to more relevant transferable skills, ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 11:27am -

  67. Wealth Management BB vs BB Sales and Trading (Regional Office)

    I have offers from both these, pay is the same, interested in both, not sure if I would be good at S&T but fancy a shot at it. Was wondering peoples opinions on the choice. Also what can senior wealth managers get paid? and if I went into the investme ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2013 - 8:41am -

  68. Most Quantitative Trading Desks (At BB S&T)?

    Not including "quant trading " Self-explanatory title. Also, how does equity derivatives compare with fixed income derivatives? Thanks! sales and trading ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2013 - 10:58am -

  69. Greatest P/L in one day by desk

    For those of you who have had trading experience or have shadowed enough traders during internships, what is the usual P/L of a trader per day for any desk that you've observed... like let's say a cash trader on a good day would have 10k profit ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2010 - 5:10pm -

  70. FICC Sales and Trading vs. Equity Sales and Trading

    I am interested in learning more about FICC S&T vs Equity. I understand there are different products, can someone expand on what the products are (I am assuming corporate and government debt, commodities and currencies). Are they involved in money mar ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2010 - 7:32pm -

  71. GS Equities vs. MS Fixed Inc.- Thoughts?

    So, it turns out I got offers from both (see an earlier post- it took quite a while) in Sales and Trading (I want to do trading). I think it is fair to say that Goldman has a slight edge but I don't know about the division, I would definately prefer ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2010 - 8:28pm -

  72. My IPO Rebellion

    With Facebook filing to go public last week, I've been remembering a lot about what it was like to work in the IPO market in the early 90's. For those who don't know, I worked for a firm that was a dominant player in the IPO market at the t ...

    9 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 7 2012 - 8:37am -

  73. undergrad program rankings for st in north america

    . sales and trading Wharton waterloo ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 3:36pm -

  74. MBB vs. Goldman S+T

    Disclaimer: Please don't respond if you are going to say "depends what you want to do: trading or consulting."-- its not that I don't think that comment is valid (it is), its just that I am not sure on long-term career yet and that adv ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2011 - 8:03pm -

  75. Credit Suisse vs Deutsche Bank Sales and Trading

    What are the pros and cons of going to work as an analyst in the sales and trading division of Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank? What are the strengths of these programs and what are their comparative advantages? Thanks for any help or insight you could pr ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 15 2011 - 4:41pm -

  76. Purple Heart to Front Office

    Hey guys, Senior in high school here. I rcently got accepted to a non-target school and realize i have no shot at FO comin out of there. So I was wonderin: should I go into the military for six years n then try my luck at breaking into IBD? If I was to ea ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2010 - 7:13pm -

  77. Barclays Sales and Trading

    I know that it really differs desk by desk, but how does BarCap stand up in S&T? They have improved a lot since the integration of Lehman, and are in the top 3 for a lot of categories. Also, where do you see them going in the future? Barclays barcap s ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2010 - 1:05pm -

  78. How exactly traders “provide liquidity” in the markets

    I am reading "How the Trading Floor Really Works" by Terri Duhon and my question is in regards to the trading that goes on between a bank and their clients. According to the text, when a client of the bank (fund manager or whatever) wants to sel ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2014 - 4:03pm -

  79. IB & K-F Business School

    Hi guys, I'm looking to break into IB and after 20 months in NYC, can't seem to do it coming from a non-target. I have applied to a few top-20 b-schools and today received an invitation to interview at UNC's Kenan-Flagler. Care to enlighten ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2010 - 2:01pm -

  80. Easier for girl to get into sales and trading?

    Hey, i am wondering since there aren't that many girls in S&T, if it's easier if you're a girl (relatively hot for a top 1o school). sales and trading ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2010 - 7:00pm -

  81. Didnt receive dream internship

    Hello, I did not get a bulge bracket S&T internship my junior summer (right now), but I did get a less formal S&T internship with a boutique back home that does not offer full-time positions to interns. I was wondering if I still have a chance at ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2014 - 1:57pm -

  82. Internal Wholesaler- Institutional Sales' departments in the BBs

    I hope to eventually break into Sales and Trading, but I graduated in May and my networking has not paid off as much as I'd like it to. I have received an offer to work on Prudential's annuity sales desk as an internal wholesaler. Ideally I' ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 9 2015 - 11:53am -

  83. Deciding Between Offers! Help!

    I have two offers and need to decide fast! A bit about my background, I did S&T for my summer internship and now secured a Full Time Sales role in Fixed Income for a smaller bank comparable in size to RBS, RBC, Nomura, CIBC and etc. The other offer is ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 4 2013 - 4:19pm -

  84. S&T recruiting at Booth

    I recently talked to a former co-worker who just finished his first year at Booth. He said that about 95% of the people who get recruited for S&T end up in sales, NOT trading. He said BB trading jobs are insanely difficult to get. I was really surpris ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2010 - 12:57pm -

  85. BAML GCL vs. BC S&T, which is better?

    Hi Guys, I have two offers for the summer and could use all the help I can get with deciding on one. The two offers are Global Capital Markets with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Sales & Trading with Barclays Capital. I'm having a really tough ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 15 2010 - 3:02am -

  86. The Case of the Rolex Datejust...

    The Rolex Datejust. It was a symbol of your success. An announcement to the world and a reminder to yourself that you had arrived. Now you're standing soaking in the rain and the flip flops on your feet have taken the place of the Ferragamos of your ...

    8 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 27 2010 - 12:19pm -

  87. Why Inflation is important in an economy

    Wondering if someone can explain why inflation is important in an economy. I know in the US, we have a target rate of 2% and in Canada they have a target range between 1-3%, with the ideal being 2%... but my question is... why do you even need inflation? ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 9:37pm -

  88. Non-Target to Top 10 M.S. Financial Engineering?

    I decided last fall that I don't want to be an accountant. I want to be a trader. It sounds cliche, but it's my passion. I love finance, mathematics, and money. Perfect fit. Anyways, I'm entering my fifth and final year of undergraduate stu ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2014 - 1:27am -

  89. S&T summer internship: MS fixed income vs Citi STQA vs UBS securities

    Which of these programs do you think is the best (no obvious answer of course)? Can anyone with previous internship experience weigh in on their experiences? Culture wise? Work wise? What you got out of the internship? Desk strengths? Thanks. UBS Citi s&a ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2011 - 2:50am -

  90. Resume for S&T SA

    Hi, I'm doing my applications for S&T internships right now, and I thought it would be a good idea to ask for some feedback on my resume (http://www.razume.com/documents/18225) first. All advice much appreciated resume sales and trading ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2011 - 3:41am -

  91. Jump to another desk or bank as a BB sales and trading analyst

    So I am starting this fall in a BB fixed income strategy desk. I am in the sales and trading graudate program, however the desk is not what I want at all. I want to do trading not strategy. In my bank traders don't listen to strategists at all so we ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 8:57am -

  92. Advice on how to improve my Resume for a London Graduate Position in S&T or Investment Research

    Hello, I am currently completing my second Master's Degree at a French University and will be applying for the graduate positions at the investment banks in London for the 2011 intake. My desired position is either a sell-side analyst (S&T) or a ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 31 2010 - 9:57pm -

  93. Need help choosing an offer!!!!!!!!

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