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by GiusCo
July 22nd, 2011, 4:57 pm
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Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
Replies: 206
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Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaQuoteOriginally posted by: GiusCoQuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaBerlin Wall fell in 1989, Soviet Union disappeared in 1991, Maastrich treaty, the first Union document, came around in 1993. I'd say if they were afraid so much of the cold war and iron curtain, the...
by GiusCo
July 22nd, 2011, 12:07 pm
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Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
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Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaBerlin Wall fell in 1989, Soviet Union disappeared in 1991, Maastrich treaty, the first Union document, came around in 1993. I'd say if they were afraid so much of the cold war and iron curtain, they should have acted before cold war ended and iron curtain fell.tr...
by GiusCo
July 22nd, 2011, 10:21 am
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Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
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Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>I think we not-young-anymore and middle-aged folks here remember well why Europe was built in the first instance: to avoid a third consecutive war in the Continent. And the goal was reached through treacherous waters in a polarized world (the Cold War... the Iron Curtain).That said, the process w...
by GiusCo
July 21st, 2011, 9:26 pm
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Topic: Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?
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Actual consequences of a U.S. / Greece bankruptcies?

<t>As an Italian I was and still I am a strong euro-enthusiast: this crisis is a way to accelerate the political integration and the agreement pro Greece reached a couple of hours ago is a nice step forward... next coming are the eurobondsAs for the U.S., default would be the nail in the coffin of t...
by GiusCo
June 15th, 2011, 12:43 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: hbs grads make 3.3 million over 20 year career: does this sound right to you?"
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hbs grads make 3.3 million over 20 year career: does this sound right to you?"

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorAlbert, yes there are drudge data entry roles for Excel.However there is a steady market for people with some business knowledge and ability to translate that into Excel and/or sort out the mess of other people's Excel.I hope I did not set the expectation t...
by GiusCo
June 11th, 2011, 9:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Front Office Quant Developers in London earn £144K
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Front Office Quant Developers in London earn £144K

<t>Eager to see results from quant analysts / quant researchers now. And I would dare to ask Dominic if he thinks the new mood in the UK (stagflation, more risk management vs less leverage) is going to affect these numbers in the near future.I still think that on a global level we are quickly going ...
by GiusCo
June 2nd, 2011, 8:36 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: caucasians in CMU MSCF
Replies: 71
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caucasians in CMU MSCF

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: staliAn MFE is not needed to get a good job in finance. But for Asians it is the only way to enter/immigrate to US.much easier to do it in IT, no need for MS at all, BS will do. it's just they figured out that IT is overcrowded. obviou...
by GiusCo
June 1st, 2011, 12:50 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: caucasians in CMU MSCF
Replies: 71
Views: 24937

caucasians in CMU MSCF

<t>Well, taboo is considering this as the effect of a ongoing "finlandization" process but we are simply commenting the composition of a prestigious class in the year 2011, USAin my humble opinion:china, india & far east tigers are purposely relying upon hard sciences for at least two reasons:- ...
by GiusCo
May 31st, 2011, 4:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: I know the relative pay of PhD quants in London, Paris, Switzerland and Italy
Replies: 26
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I know the relative pay of PhD quants in London, Paris, Switzerland and Italy

<t>In Italy, fiscal oppression on employers is massive: one employee costs double her stipend before tax.One other reason for low pay is social: you need to be connected, say sponsored by some high level politician or insider, to earn good money.The third reason is that there is not a real free mark...
by GiusCo
April 16th, 2011, 2:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: do you know this employer ?
Replies: 15
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do you know this employer ?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaIt's common sense.i'm always careful with common sense.an recent example : <URL url="http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2010/resultsone"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.transparency.org/policy_rese ......
by GiusCo
March 18th, 2011, 3:01 pm
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Topic: Who is from Italy in the community?
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Who is from Italy in the community?

<t>Interesting times ahead for Italy. I'm here on holiday while waiting for my PhD viva and the first thing to say is that awareness of the general public is better than 5 years ago. Much of the credit has to go the EU directives that force our government to act in a somewhat consistent manner: no d...
by GiusCo
February 24th, 2011, 3:46 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26455

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentthis is getting really bad. medicine is arguably one of the most useful occupations....looks like the skew towards quant finance from real sciences is getting even stronger despite all the events and warnings.I hope another crises (a bigger one) will happe...
by GiusCo
January 20th, 2011, 5:18 pm
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Topic: Forget the Ruby the bellydancer, it's Ilda the Red who's gunning for Berlusconi
Replies: 46
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Forget the Ruby the bellydancer, it's Ilda the Red who's gunning for Berlusconi

QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsIs this what italian english sound like? I must entertain my interviewers I guess.not too bad; we usually make native speakers seasick because of our toneshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-native_pronunciations_of_English#Italian
by GiusCo
January 20th, 2011, 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forget the Ruby the bellydancer, it's Ilda the Red who's gunning for Berlusconi
Replies: 46
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Forget the Ruby the bellydancer, it's Ilda the Red who's gunning for Berlusconi

<r>This comedian was hoping his new film could be a hit but he has just said that reality outscored himhttp://<URL url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27thEXRhxwc">www.youtube.com/watch?v=27thEXRhxwc</URL> "I've been asked what I'm doing for the poor and the needy if elected... A FU*K****NG SH*T !""...
by GiusCo
January 20th, 2011, 1:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Forget the Ruby the bellydancer, it's Ilda the Red who's gunning for Berlusconi
Replies: 46
Views: 22873

Forget the Ruby the bellydancer, it's Ilda the Red who's gunning for Berlusconi

<t>We were expecting some sort of Fascism from him but fortunately we only get comedy. That said, Italy's worst problem is not Silvio. Corruption and a blatant anti-civism are.It will be interesting to see if calling a vote will lead the markets to put the country in one angle, in which case I reall...
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