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What to Expect in Your Asset Management Internship at a Pension Fund or Endowment

If you want to work in a buy-side role, is investment banking a pre-requisite? There seems to be an obsession with it online, but for many roles, it’s optional. The best example is in institutional asset management, where you can win internships and full-time roles without stepping foot into a bank. If you want to […]
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How to Pitch a Bank Stock (FIG) – and Profit Handsomely When You’re Right

Does the M&I stock pitch template work for any industry? You might think: “Well, maybe for the standard ones… healthcare, technology, consumer/retail… but for really different industries, you need something different.” Wrong! The most different industry is easily financial institutions (FIG), and commercial banks and insurance firms more specifically. Accounting is different, valuation is different, […]
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How to Gain a Serious Edge Over the Competition with a Pre-MBA Internship at a Hedge Fund

“There are three ways to make a living on Wall Street – be first, be smarter, or cheat.” -John Tuld, Margin Call It’s one of my favorite quotes from Margin Call… because it’s mostly true. But if you’re applying for IB/PE/HF jobs at the MBA level, this statement doesn’t quite hold up. After all, you […]
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How to Pick Companies to Pitch in Hedge Fund and Private Equity Case Studies in 5 Simple Steps

Some decisions in life deserve serious, thoughtful contemplation. Other times, you have to make a split-second decision and live with the consequences. Picking companies to pitch in hedge fund and private equity case studies falls somewhere in the middle. If you already have a few companies in mind, you need to decide on one quickly […]
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How to Prepare an Oil & Gas Stock Pitch – and Prevent Disaster When It Goes Wrong

The stock pitch. It might just be the most critical part of any hedge fund or asset management interview… And we ran an entire series on how to construct and present your own stock pitches last year. As an added bonus, there was an exceptional interview with one reader on oil & gas modeling case […]
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Hedge Fund Case Studies, Part 4: Your Stock Pitch Template

…And, we’re back. No, I haven’t forgotten about this series and the long-awaited Part 4 – that’s what today is for. Over the past few months, we’ve covered everything that goes into a hedge fund case study, from the market research to the financial modeling and valuation and even the top mistakes to avoid. If […]
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Hedge Fund Case Studies 101, Part 3: How to Build the Financial Models You Need to Land Offers – and Put Together Your Stock Pitch

Numi Advisory has advised over 400 clients by providing career coaching, mock interviews, and resume reviews for people seeking jobs in equity research and investment management (full bio at the bottom of this article). One of the many benefits of a multi-part series like this is that I can drive you crazy – or at […]
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Hedge Fund Case Studies 101, Part 2: How to Research, Structure, and Present Your Stock Pitch to Continue Landing Those $500K+ Job Offers

has advised over 400 clients by providing career coaching, mock interviews, and resume reviews for people seeking jobs in equity research and investment management (full bio at the bottom of this article). Last time around, we learned why hedge fund case studies matter so much, what to think about before getting started with your own […]
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From Oil & Gas Investment Banking to Energy Hedge Fund: How to Make the Leap and Dominate Your Case Studies

So, what does it really take to dominate case studies and stock pitches in hedge fund interviews? And how can you move from a specific industry group in investment banking (oil & gas) to a hedge fund or private equity firm with a similar focus? The answer, as it turns out, is “Modeling out ultra-deep […]
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Hedge Fund Case Studies 101, Part 1: What They Are, Why You Should Care About Them, and How to Dominate Your Own Case Studies and Land $500K+ Job Offers

Numi Advisory has advised over 400 clients by providing career coaching, mock interviews, and resume reviews for people seeking jobs in equity research and investment management (full bio at the bottom of this article). Few things in this world strike as much terror into the hearts of eager bankers looking to move to the buy-side […]
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From M&A Boutique Bank to Distressed Hedge Fund: How to Make the Leap, Part 1

Hedge funds: the dream of every aspiring financier (or at least, most of them). And when the market tanks and companies start failing left and right, distressed hedge funds become even shinier and more attractive than plain vanilla hedge funds. But since they’re so secretive, it’s also hard to find much information on breaking in, […]
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How to Break Into Asset Management in Germany – from a Part-Time, Non-Target, Distance Learning MBA Program

So, what about those part-time MBA programs? Do banks and finance firms take them seriously, even if they’re online? What about continental Europe recruiting vs. the UK? Today you’ll learn about those and other topics from a reader who recently broke into the finance industry in Germany. This reader also did an internship at a […]
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