It is permissable to bring a screwdriver into the CFA exams. pic.twitter.com/NA49ewVuWs
— Sarah Butcher (@MadameButcher) December 8, 2014
An affinity for risk can be a very bad thing. Blow-up-your-hedge-fund-and-become-a-laughingstock kind of bad. Ask Brian Hunter. Also lose your job kind of bad, especially if your affinity for risk produces losses and you work at Brevan Howard. But an aversion to risk? You might as well start boxing up your cubicle right now, according to science. Read more »
After two long years of a highly uncomfortable process called “cross-ruffing,” today is the day a small group of Goldman Sachs employees’ lives will be forever altered. In addition to the physical change that will result from the new partner status– their genitals will now a emit a light similar to that of a glowing orb, visible through dress pants– here’s what else the young princes and princesses of West Street can expect:
- A call from on high.
- Sandwiches in a conference room.
- The ability to get anyone you want on the phone without having to resort to groveling.
- A new expectation– because of the bags of money– that you’ll be available to the firm, which can track your movements via the GPS installed in your golden scrot, at any time.
If the previous odds of a considerable stay in jail didn’t deter you before… Read more »
Turney Duff is a former Galleon trader turned memoirist, who wrote about “drug-fueled benders,” feelings of emptiness, and the time he “faked a mugging by rolling on the pavement and into a puddle until he was bleeding and bruised” as an excuse for missing work one day in “The Buy Side.” It seems unlikely that he’ll rejoin the securities industry, but in the event he does, know that he’s watching you. Read more »
JPMorgan Exec Is Gonna Pass On The Opportunity To Curl Up Next To Co-Workers, As Enticing As It SoundsBy Bess Levin
Before Cristina Monteiro, a managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), flies abroad, she first checks to see where her colleagues will be sitting — and then chooses her own seat on the other side of the plane. “I don’t want to sleep with anyone from my office,” said Monteiro, 53, about the prospect of having a male co-worker as a seatmate on an overnight flight. “I’m very upfront about it. It’s awkward.” [Bloomberg]