1. Search Results

  2. Structuring within S&T, Pay, and Exit Ops.

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  3. Structuring- How quantitative is structuring?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  4. MBB in Asia vs BB Structuring in London vs Everything else

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 29 2015 - 4:05am -

  5. Any structurers here? Is it a good career choice? Need advice.

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

  6. Offer help- Appreciate some help

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 1:40pm -

  7. Need to Choose- Trading, Structuring, Sales, Research, Quant

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2017 - 9:25am -

  8. Structuring or management consulting

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2010 - 5:51pm -

  9. What's the difference between structuring, securitization and strat.?

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

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2013 - 10:12am -

  10. UK- Interested in a Career in Structuring/Trading- MSc Finance LSE offer- Happy to provide what information I can in return

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 10 2018 - 4:42pm -

  11. Ethical dilema, please advise

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 3:56pm -

  12. Calling MD after final round to amend the situation?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2010 - 6:59pm -

  13. Retail vs. Corporate Structuring desks

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2012 - 10:57pm -

  14. Sales, Trading, Structuring, Research

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2010 - 4:38pm -

  15. Working for NY IB but not in NY

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2010 - 9:37am -

  16. Prime brokerage vs. Structuring

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2009 - 10:58pm -

  17. Structuring Interview Help/Questions

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2009 - 12:20pm -

  18. What division is doing this?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2013 - 12:57am -

  19. FRM or CFA for structuring?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2010 - 9:56pm -

  20. BNP Fixed Income Structuring

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2008 - 2:35pm -

  21. Moving to Securitization

    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 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 20 2018 - 3:11am -

  22. FT Decision: Barclays Risk Solutions Group (RSG) vs HSBC FX & FI hedging and structuring solutions

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2014 - 12:49pm -

  23. RBC Global Markets VS BNP Paribas Structuring NYC?

    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 ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2013 - 9:05pm -

  24. Hybrids Structuring

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2011 - 11:04am -

  25. MBA to Structuring with no prior finance experience

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 29 2011 - 5:49am -

  26. Structuring Groups in AM

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2011 - 7:11pm -

  27. Offer And Scholarship From LSE MSc Finance, 1yr ETF Sales, looking for advice

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 26 2018 - 3:08pm -

  28. UK- Seeking Careers Advice- Offer and scholarship from LSE MSc Finance, 1yr ETF Sales WkExp

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 24 2018 - 1:52pm -

  29. How well are structures paid in the industry?

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2016 - 11:11am -

  30. Breaking onto a structuring desk in London from South Africa

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2014 - 6:44am -

  31. Looking for a Structuring role

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2011 - 10:45am -

  32. Corporate commodites structuring

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2011 - 2:52pm -

  33. CMOs- quick question

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2010 - 5:29pm -

  34. Please help me spin the IT on my resume

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 5 2010 - 2:00am -

  35. Credit Suisse- Structuring Salary- London

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 21 2010 - 6:36am -

  36. VC structure for project

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2010 - 7:38pm -

  37. Help Choosing Group Within Securitized Products / Mortgage Trading

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2010 - 8:50pm -

  38. Nomura Global Markets (NY)

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2009 - 1:14pm -

  39. Barclays Capital- Solutions Structuring

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 22 2008 - 9:33am -