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Vault career guide to investment management

Author: Epstein, Adam Series: Vault career library Publisher: Vault, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 115 p. : Graphs ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781581315615Type of document: BookNote: Last print edition. Latest editions available on INSEAD's Career Development website.Bibliography/Index: Includes glossary
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Book Europe Campus
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Print ZA13.3 .F5 V384 2009
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001239882
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Last print edition. Latest editions available on INSEAD's Career Development website.

Includes glossary

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Vault Career Guide to Investment Management Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 1 History ...................................................................................................... 2 The Industry Today ..................................................................................5 THE SCOOP 9 Chapter One: Buy-side vs. Sell-side.............................. 11 Jobs on the Sell-side .............................................................................. 12 Jobs on the Buy-side ..............................................................................15 Compensation .........................................................................................18 Chapter Two: Financial Research Breakdown 23 Research Styles ...................................................................................... 23 Capital Structure: Equity vs. Fixed Income ........................................ 25 Research Roles: Traditional vs. Alternative Asset Managers ............ 27 Chapter Three: The Clients of Asset Managers 29 Mutual Funds ......................................................................................... 30 Institutional Investors ............................................................................ 33 High Net Worth ......................................................................................35 Chapter Four: Investment Styles 39 Types of Security ................................................................................... 40 Types of Stocks and Their Risk Profiles ............................................. 41 Types of Bonds and Their Risk Profiles .............................................. 44 Portfolio Construction ........................................................................... 46 Summary of Investment Styles ............................................................. 48 GETTING HIRED 51 Chapter Five: Targeting Your Job Search 53 Getting the Interview: On-Campus Recruiting ..................................... 53 The Off-Campus Search ........................................................................ 54 Who are the Asset Management Employers? A Basic Breakdown ...... 56 A Closer Look: Hiring Process, Uppers and Downers ......................... 58 How Do You Know if the Firm is Right For You? ............................... 64 Chapter Six: The Interview 67 Getting Ready ........................................................................................ 67 Background Questions .......................................................................... 69 Stock and Bond Recommendations and Valuation Questions .............. 70 Economic Questions .............................................................................. 75 Financial Accounting Questions ........................................................... 76 Personality/Fit Questions....................................................................... 78 ON THE JOB 79 Chapter Seven: Portfolio Management 81 Senior Portfolio Manager ...................................................................... 82 Associate Portfolio Manager ................................................................. 83 Portfolio Manager Analyst .................................................................... 85 Chapter Eight: Investment Research 87 Senior Research Analyst ....................................................................... 87 Investment Research Associate-Analyst ............................................... 88 Investment Research Associate ............................................................. 90 Alternative Entry Points ........................................................................ 91 Chapter Nine: Marketing and Sales 93 Account and Product Manager .............................................................................93 Product Management Associate ...........................................................................94 Account Management Associate ..........................................................................94 Chapter Ten: Days in the Life 97 Senior Analyst, Major Mutual Fund Firm............................................................ 97 Senior Analyst, Hedge Fund ................................................................................ 99 Research Associate, Major Sell-Side Firm ........................................................ 100 Portfolio Manager, Major Mutual Fund Firm .................................................... 102 APPENDIX 105 Glossary ............................................................................................................. 107 Valuing a Company ............................................................................................111 Ratio Analysis .................................................................................................... 111 Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis ............................................................. 112 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 115

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