| Quant Interview PrepHey guys, a buddy of mine is in the process of interviews post grad school and will be interviewing at places like DE Shaw, PIMCO, Citadel, MSIM, and so on, all on the quant side of AM (not IT). I gave him some generic advice based on my knowledge of the firms but I wanted to enlist the help of...|| 3 weeks 1 day|
| Take a Knee: Trump, the NFL, and the First...In case you've been under a rock or are outside the US, basically here's the TLDR. NFL players started taking a knee during the national anthem to bring awareness to police brutality against minorities (citing incidents like Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and others). What started...|| 2 months 2 weeks|
| Let's Talk About AmazonWith the news of Jeff Bezos passing Bill Gates for richest person, I wanted to start a discussion about Amazon.
Amazon is a stock I've always struggled with. I'm an older millenial, so my finance career didn't start in earnest until the financial crisis, so while I've had chances to invest in...|| 4 months 2 weeks|
| Can we reverse our deflationary environment?So what you're wondering is even if Trump does what his agenda says, can we reverse our deflationary environment? also, what does it all mean for the future? I enjoy thinking about these sorts of things and am blessed to have a clientele and a firm with very smart people whose brains I can pick....|| 4 months 2 weeks|
| FAKE NEWS CNNNow that I have your attention, what does everyone think? At first, I shrugged off Trump's catchphrase as hyperbole, but now I'm wondering if there's something to it.
First, you have the John Bonifield video, which leads me to believe that while CNN is trying to find something, they don't care...|| 5 months 1 day|
| The Paris Accord - What Say YouMany of you know I'm only occasionally interested in politics, but this one caught my eye, and there's a severe lack of info on the web that's not violently biased on one side or the other.
My understanding is this: a bunch of countries got together, agreed that climate change exists, and that...|| 6 months 1 week|
| Software Engineer to MSF to ??? adviceAlright WSO, a buddy of mine is a lurker here and has enlisted my help. he studied econ undergrad at a non target and has worked in software the past several years, most recently as a software engineer developing enterprise level software in Chicago. he's been accepted to a MSF (top 5 in the US...|| 9 months 6 hours|
| The Purge - Asset Management EditionMonkeys, the purge is beginning, and I think this is only the tip of the iceberg. In short, Fido is offering packages to 3,000 workers who meet the 55+10 requirement (55yo + 10y of service), looks to be a year or two of severance, and maybe with some vesting of deferred stuff (an assumption as they...|| 9 months 2 weeks|
| Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 editionAlright everyone, I need something to distract me from family time over the next few days, so wanted to do a AMA.
Background for those who don't already know: partner in a PWM practice at one of the bigger firms (MS/ML/UBS) managing $500mm in the southeast US. worked at a local bank for a few...|| 11 months 4 days|
| 7 Tips for Office / Holiday Parties Assuming you're there purely to improve your career prospects, here are the keys to the kingdom young padawans.
0. The Preparation:
is this a holiday themed party? is it business casual? business casual is hard to fuck up, but if it's holiday themed, don't wear a naked santa sweater or the one...|| 11 months 3 weeks|