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  2. Looked through the forums and couldn't find a lot of info on Structuring. What do these guys exactly do and does anyone have a "day in the life" of a structurer. Am I able to switch to trading and how are exit opps (want to go to buy side/h ...

    217 comments13 Dec 2016 -

  3. I did a search on role of a structurer and the desired skillset. However all that I came across was a need for "excellent quant skills" and stuff in similar vein. To clarify, how much of quant knowledge are we considering? Is it maybe linear alg ...

    16 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  4. I'm a senior in a top school in Asia graduating in 2016. I've grinded through school, networked like crazy and completed internships in consulting, VC and Asset Management. I have an MBB offer in Asia (think Singapore/KL/HK) and a BB Equity Stru ...

    13 comments29 Nov 2015 -

  5. Ok so I was talking to a senior (from credit trading) about my interest in financial markets. At first I talked about the most hot shot role that most males in my school want to join- being a trader. He said trading is not as glamorous as it sounds. He sa ...

    10 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  6. I'd appreciate some help with making the following choice: London FT offers for RBS rates structuring vs HSBC structuring & trading (rotational programme) My thoughts currently: Why RBS? Very strong in rates, at least in the UK. Really like the c ...

    11 comments23 Apr 2016 -

  7. Hi Guys, I'm new to all of this. I have studied a masters in Engineering, but have had an interest in trading so have had a go at it myself for the past few years. I have managed to finally get a summer internship in S&T in an investment bank and ...

    7 comments29 Jan 2017 -

  8. Hi, I've got an associate offer from a 2nd tier IB (RBS /bnpp/ SocGen) in structuring in london and an analyst offer from a top consultancy (say McKinsey) in the asian emerging market country. The first position pays obviously more and seems to be mo ...

    8 comments29 Aug 2010 -

  9. I am confused about the three roles: structuring, securitization and strat. structuring ...

    7 comments15 Jan 2013 -

  10. Ethical dilema, please advise

    Job Search Advice

    Hi guys, I have a bit of an ethical decision I can't quite come to a decision on. This past summer, I completed an internship at a BB in the technology division (Comp Sci background). I received an offer at the end, but turned it down because I wante ...

    6 comments10 Nov 2010 -

  11. Here is the deal, I have been on a structured products interview from an top bank. The bank used two different head-hunters, call A and B. I got throught round 1, round2 and went on the final round. The structured product consist of Sales, Trading and Str ...

    6 comments18 Jun 2010 -

  12. Hi guys, My first post, I am looking for some advice and happy to offer what information I can in return. I am British, based in London interested in Structuring/Trading and wondering how to break in/whether I would even like it if I did. I understand Str ...

    4 comments10 Apr 2018 -

  13. Hey guys, I'm trying to pick between 2 derivative structuring desks and was wondering if anyone in the industry could offer advice on which one seems more interesting. So one is an Equity Structuring (occasionally other products) desk that deals with ...

    5 comments19 Jul 2012 -

  14. I realize that under the Sales & Trading umbrella there are many positions such as structuring, research, etc... excluding the salesmen and traders I know that structuring consists of sophisticated teams that create the products that the sales/ tradin ...

    5 comments13 May 2010 -

  15. Hi, I have been interviewing with an investment bank (based in NY) for an experienced associate-level structuring position. The position will be in Florida, but will be a front office role. People on my team will get their 7s and 63s etc. The pay is a bit ...

    4 comments31 Mar 2010 -

  16. I'm aware of what the jobs entail. I'm curious of people's opinions. Everything else being equal, which job would you choose and why? Thanks. structuring prime brokerage ...

    4 comments3 Oct 2009 -

  17. Hi All, So I was a Summer Analyst within Capital Markets at Citi, didn't get the offer because they thought that I would be a better fit for more technical/quantitative stuff so they are interviewing me next week for Structuring Full Time. Does anyon ...

    4 comments8 Sep 2009 -

  18. What division is doing this?

    Investment Banking

    Hello, WSO folks! Lately I've been reading a number of articles regarding complex products / derivatives designed by (in examples below) Deutsche Bank, Blackstone. Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) designed a derivative for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA a ...

    3 comments5 Nov 2013 -

  19. FRM or CFA for structuring?

    Sales and Trading

    Hi. Which of the two exams would you recommend for structuring: FRM or CFA? (I am currently completing my MBA, and have an engineering background). Thank you in advance for your thoughts! structuring CFA frm ...

    3 comments12 Aug 2010 -

  20. As I've an interview coming up, I'd appreciate if someone could shed some light on some possible technical questions related to FI structuring (especially pertaining to BNP). In addition, for those familiar with the strength of BNP in the FI bus ...

    3 comments19 Dec 2008 -

  21. Moving to Securitization

    Investment Banking

    Hello, I'm looking at a job offer for a securitizations (structuring) role. I'm coming from a corporate banking job right now. How do those compare in terms of quantitative skills necessary, and what would an average day look like in securitizat ...

    2 comments20 Apr 2018 -

  22. Hi Guys, I have about a week to decide between these two offers. Base pay is exactly the same for both banks and don't much about bonuses in my region. I've heard that RSG at Barclays is the most profitable group so bonus would probably be highe ...

    2 comments28 Sep 2014 -

  23. RBC GM- DCM VS BNP Paribas structuring? both are in NYC, SA offers Please tell me which one is better in terms of FT offer rate, placement etc markets structuring DCM Debt Capital Markets Salary ...

    2 comments31 Jan 2013 -

  24. Hybrids Structuring

    Sales and Trading

    Does anyone know where structurers actually sit at a BB? I understand they are part of the S&T team. Are they physically on the trading floor? do they sit on the trading desks? next to the sales people? or do they have their own set up? does it differ ...

    2 comments15 Nov 2011 -

  25. Hey, Just curious as to how feasible it is to break into FX Structuring (or any type of structuring at all) at a BB with excellent performance in a reasonably quantitative top MBA e.g Chicago Booth (Concentrations: Analytical Finance, Economics & Stat ...

    2 comments29 Jun 2011 -

  26. Structuring Groups in AM

    Investment Banking

    Hello, Anyone have any info on structuring groups in Asset Management arms of BBs? It's my knowledge that they help create products to hedge different portfolio risks for institutional portfolios, but I could be slightly wrong. Seems like a good comb ...

    2 comments26 Jan 2011 -

  27. Hi all, Looking for some careers advice, happy to help others with UK queries etc. A quick background: Undergraduate degree in Economics, Top 10 Uni, Grade: 1st (British grades: 3rd, 2:2, 2:1, 1st). Fairly quantitative degree, advanced calculus, linear al ...

    1 comment26 Apr 2018 -

  28. Hi all, Looking for some careers advice, happy to help others with UK queries etc. A quick background: Undergraduate degree in Economics, Top 10 Uni, Grade: 1st (British grades: 3rd, 2:2, 2:1, 1st). Fairly quantitative degree, advanced calculus, linear al ...

    1 comment24 Apr 2018 -

  29. I have heard that structuring role generally earns the highest in IB. Similar info can be found from here: investment-banking-salaries-and-bonuses-for-23-year-olds-and-40-year-olds-by-job (under efinancialcareers website) To clarify, structurers in an IB ...

    28 May 2016 -

  30. Hi there,I'm a new member of this site. I'm an economics masters student in South Africa interested in getting onto a structuring desk. As you can imagine, structuring isn't that big in South Africa and its usually limited to equity-linked ...

    1 comment8 Jun 2014 -

  31. Looking for a Structuring role

    Job Search Advice

    Hi everyone, I am looking for a graduate structuring role in the UK/ Hong Kong (would probably consider other places in Asia). I am just wondering how is the role being affected in the current economic environment (In terms of changes to the role and vaca ...

    11 Sep 2011 -

  32. I have an offer for a summer internship in Corporate commodites structuring at a top IB. It seems cool, but very different from trading (or even more classic structuring) for which I was aiming. And its hard to tell if its something big or not. Does anyon ...

    6 Feb 2011 -

  33. CMOs- quick question

    Sales and Trading

    I was asked yesterday by someone interested in monetizing a several $billion CMO portfolio to raise funds. He is a family friend and doesn't know anything about structured products- but has a lot of experience in shipping and physical commodities. I ...

    1 comment3 Oct 2010 -

  34. Hi guys, I've devoted a good 6 years of my life to pursuing computing as a career. I never really put much thought into it, as I was always above average with computers, it seemed natural. I could do it, but I can't say I was ever massively exci ...

    1 comment5 Sep 2010 -

  35. Hi guys, Currently trying to gauge an offer in structuring for fund derivatives in UK @ Credit Suisse. I have 3 years exp and based in the US. What would be the base pay/sign-on/relocation cost package you think about? I was thinking about 60k/15k/5k in G ...

    21 Jun 2010 -

  36. VC structure for project

    Private Equity

    Need help with a project I'm working on, a business plan for a competition. I basically need $2.5 mil to start the thing up and want to have a $1 mil loan and $1.5 VC. How the hell would a VC firm structure this investment, what % of the company woul ...

    1 comment27 Apr 2010 -

  37. Wondering if anyone can offer advice for choosing a group to work for FT within mortgage trading (i.e. agency, non-agency, whole loans, CMOs, ARMs, etc.) I've been thinking about CMO Structuring because you get the opportunity to learn about mortgage ...

    10 Feb 2010 -

  38. Nomura Global Markets (NY)

    Job Search Advice

    I have a Global Markets interview with Nomura on Tues. What should I expect? I am interested in structuring and research as opposed to trading. What would be a good way to say why structuring and research as opposed to trading in which both are very quant ...

    1 comment6 Dec 2009 -

  39. I got an interview coming up for this division. Does anyone have any idea what this group specifically does and what kind of interview questions they may ask me? I know that structuring deals with the creation, pricing, and execution of complex financial ...

    1 comment22 Oct 2008 -