Friday, April 06, 2007

Career progression for FEs

Attended a good event at Haas yesterday, focussing on Career paths. I found it interesting, even though I feel like I know some of it by now..But some things that stuck with me were:
  • Buy side has fewer designations, and the org structure is more like a rectangle than a pyramid...
  • Speakers when asked what made people successful in finance, indicated - "fire in the belly" (which is really true IMO), whether you are an "innovator" or a "replicator" (both are important, but the first cannot really be taught in school - either you have it or you dont), and a good bit of luck too!!


Blogger Gaurav said...

In the wake of the news about subprime losses and related slowdown in the US economy, can you please comment on the job prospects for financial engineers. Are Quants more or less immune to the vagaries of the economic cycles?

4:32 AM, September 30, 2007  

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