You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.
What about your desk when you start working in sales & trading, though?
That one is somewhere in between friends and family on the “choosability” scale.
One small problem, though: if you look at most online discussions of this topic, you’ll get a very misleading view of what different groups and desks are like.
So our usual guest-for-all-things-S&T-related and I sat down to clear up the confusion.
Among other topics, we talk about how to decide between groups, how much math is required, how recruiting is different, and how the workplace environment is different… beyond just the type of trading you’re doing.
Get the full MP3 recording, the transcript, and a summary of the key points after the jump:
Equities vs. Fixed Income: Myth vs. Reality