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by phil451
August 15th, 2011, 6:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What are the best free online financial news sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 18888

What are the best free online financial news sources?

The Econmist has an online and ipod/ipad/android version which publishes some key articles free of charge. However, for the sake of GBP3.99 a week you will get some extremely good Finance and Market analysis
by phil451
July 22nd, 2011, 9:10 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Feeling Lost
Replies: 11
Views: 22175

Feeling Lost

<t>I've been working in the city for 25 years and it is IMPOSSIBLE to know what the job market will be like in 3/4 years. However, i have changed job a number of times in good periods and bad periods and have been made redundant once and was out of work for 2 months. Although i found a job within th...
by phil451
June 27th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice on topic for masters thesis to further future career!
Replies: 7
Views: 20294

Advice on topic for masters thesis to further future career!

Funding and Liquidity Risk Modelling.
by phil451
February 21st, 2011, 8:38 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which is more useful: VBA and SQL or Java?
Replies: 45
Views: 27568

Which is more useful: VBA and SQL or Java?

<t>It depends.For Front Office RAD work you will mostly need VBAFor Application development you will mostly need Java/C#Despite repeated initiatives within IBsto replace RAD developed spreadsheets with stable and relatively robust applications, spreadsheets are like the hydra from Greek mythology. C...
by phil451
February 17th, 2011, 4:36 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Got admit from Birkbeck MFE !
Replies: 21
Views: 25473

Got admit from Birkbeck MFE !

<r>The hyperlinks will take you to the course material for the Introductory courseshttp://<URL url="http://www.ems.bbk.ac.uk/for_students/preSess0910/MScprelimlect2010.pdfhttp://www.ems.bbk.ac.uk/for_students/preSess0910/MScprestat10.pdfThe"><LINK_TEXT text="www.ems.bbk.ac.uk/for_students/preSess0 ....
by phil451
February 10th, 2011, 7:53 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: FO quant, 27, now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 23872

FO quant, 27, now what?

<t>QuoteWhatever gave you the impression that girls would be interested in nerds, leave alone models. I was sitting on the bus last night on the way back to London Bridge and there was some nerdy looking young Englishman with a hot looking Russian girl who had her tongue firmly down the back of his ...
by phil451
February 8th, 2011, 4:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: FO quant, 27, now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 23872

FO quant, 27, now what?

Start a family.... That will give you something that is worthwhile worrying about
by phil451
December 19th, 2010, 2:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Should I go for PHD?
Replies: 16
Views: 25390

Should I go for PHD?

You should try and get a copy of the Christmas edition of 'The Economist' magazine. There is a long article devoted to the pros and cons of doing a phd.
by phil451
November 17th, 2010, 2:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: how fast do banks give out offers?
Replies: 14
Views: 24593

how fast do banks give out offers?

There is another course of action at that is personal security. You need to contact the recruiting firm directly (i'm assuming that it is known) and ensure that your personal details are being correctly handled.If someone has gained access to this data by deception, he/she is breaking the law
by phil451
November 2nd, 2010, 10:51 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Choice of first job
Replies: 37
Views: 28090

Choice of first job

Good grief what a dilemma!If you haven't been i would suggest a visit before you rush into anything. It really is the most awful place, although it is nearly 20 years since i was last there.Just remember that if someone says 'Yow', they mean 'you'
by phil451
October 11th, 2010, 9:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What drives the successful people?
Replies: 11
Views: 24797

What drives the successful people?

All of the above but mostlyApproval from a parent who didn't pay them enough attention when they were growing up.
by phil451
September 9th, 2010, 12:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Recruiters never calling back
Replies: 16
Views: 25457

Recruiters never calling back

<t>As daveangel says 'This means nothing'. Recruiters call potential candidates all the time just to get a feel of how serious the candidate is. She may have said she a couple of roles just to get you interested or the roles may have gone after she called you.Recruiters will ONLY call you when they ...
by phil451
September 7th, 2010, 1:25 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Summer internship
Replies: 6
Views: 24722

Summer internship

You might want to try the Bank of England. I worked there for a while. Wouldn't want to make it a permanent home but an absolutely fascinating place, especially for an internship
by phil451
August 24th, 2010, 3:53 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: finance related job in emerging countries
Replies: 8
Views: 24878

finance related job in emerging countries

<t>I worked in the Risk and Finance area of a bank in Casablanca for a while. It sounded exotic and romantic. It wasn't and I lasted 6 months and have never been back and have absolutely no intention of returning.My brother worked in Chiang Mai for a year. Admittedly he's an electronics engineer. He...
by phil451
August 11th, 2010, 7:51 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Birkbeck MFE?
Replies: 14
Views: 33301

Birkbeck MFE?

<t>I did this course. On the whole i thought it was very good with some excellent lecturers and phD students running tutorials. However, they do get the occasional stinker. The course is almost entirely theoretical with the only practical element being the dissertation at the end of the course. You ...
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