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From Quant Trading in Singapore to Fintech in Mexico: How to Enter a More Exciting Jungle

When I published an interview about the future of sales & trading last year, I mentioned that fintech was a popular exit opportunity. The only problem is that there aren’t that many “real” trading roles in fintech outside of crypto. But there is another approach: leverage your finance skills to move into entirely different areas, […]
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From Investment Banking to Freelance Financial Modeling: The Undiscovered Exit Opportunity

People often complain about the hours and stress in finance jobs. But there’s another downside that receives far less attention: everyone tends to be boring. Especially in areas like investment banking, people mostly come from similar backgrounds: well-off parents, private schools, top universities, and resumes with the same student clubs and internships as everyone else. […]
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From Venture Capital to Investment Banking: The Best Pathway into Finance?

No one doubts the need for multiple internships before you win a role at a large bank. But it’s harder to say which specific internships are best. You could make a solid case for boutique and middle-market banks, real estate, hedge funds, or even private equity, but they all have downsides. For example, if you […]
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How to Break into the Finance Industry by Creating Your Own Brokerage Job

What should you do if you graduate with a not-so-great GPA in a relatively small market? Most people would say, “Give up” or “Apply to a Master’s in Finance or MBA program and turn yourself around there.” But there is another option: Create your own job. And then leverage that experience to break into the […]
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From Consulting to Private Equity: How to Make the Leap

The “consulting to private equity transition”: every consultant’s secret dream goal, right? OK, maybe not everyone’s goal, but “work in private equity” could easily be a goal for a good number of consultants. The only problem is that it is notoriously difficult for consultants to get into the industry. Not only are private equity professionals biased against […]
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