Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Quantum Dawn 2: War on Wall Street

When Patrick stepped into his office at 8 am, all he had on his mind was the trading strategy he would be adopting for the day and the dinner at one of the most exclusive restaurants in New York that he had planned for his wife later that evening. As head trader of a fund which had recently raised $5 billion, life was good for Patrick. Little did he know that life was going to sucker punch him that very day.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Trials by Fire & Water - Part II: Acing the Trials

After a bit of a gap, it’s time to get back to that elusive path to landing a job in finance. In Part-I of Trials by Fire and Water, you got the inside track on what typical investment banking and private equity hiring process are like and came to know of what you can expect in your interviews.

But of course, just knowing what hurdles you will be facing is not enough – you also need to know how to cross those hurdles and what mistakes to avoid. So in this post, I will attempt to help you do just that in Part II of Trials by Fire and Water – Acing the Trials.