| Money Talk|| Getting Past the Gate: Capital Introduction at Prime Brokerage Firms - Doc Fenton on 9/14/14 at 12:07 pm|
Hedge fund start-up services, or "capital introductions," are what helps an asset manager break into the lucrative Shangri-La of institutional investor funding. We've discussed i-banking & PE & VC on this board before, but prime brokerage services are not something that gets brought up very often. B...
| Money Talk|| HUMOR: "30 Reasons Not to Worry About a Stock Market Crash" - Doc Fenton on 8/13/14 at 6:09 pm|
From Brett Arends at MarketWatch: [link=(http://www.marketwatch.com/story/exclusive-there-will-not-be-a-stock-market-crash-2014-08-12?dist=beforebell)]LINK[/link].
[quote]1. Stocks have been a terrific investment in the past. Therefore, they are a terrific investment now.
2. Yes, stocks look e...
| Tech Board|| Best way to get rid of malware for SaleItCoupon links? - Doc Fenton on 8/13/14 at 2:20 pm|
I got some malware on my laptop that runs Windows 8 from stupidly clicking on something from FirstRowSports while trying to stream a soccer game this summer. (I thought I needed to download some FreeHD viewer in order to watch the game.)
Anyway, I have been using AdBlocker on my Chrome browser to...
| Money Talk|| NYT article from last month on the "Mad Scramble" of PE recruiting - Doc Fenton on 8/7/14 at 5:28 pm|
For the young MT board hotshots looking to try to break into PE, this is what it looks like at the top: "[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/business/wall-street-banks-and-private-equity-firms-compete-for-young-talent.html)]A Mad Scramble for Young Bankers[/link]."
[quote]This summer, dozens...
| O-T Lounge|| Somewhere busey is crying: Vibram pays big to settle class action lawsuit - Doc Fenton on 5/9/14 at 5:02 am|
From Deadspin: "[link=(http://fittish.deadspin.com/vibram-fivefingers-still-stupid-now-culpable-1572955736)]FiveFingers Maker Will Pay Millions To Suckers Who Bought Its Shoes[/link]"
[quote]The favorite toe-shoe of vegan restaurant servers and 55-year-old men with ponytails has settled a class a...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU's leading SEC hitters after the first 7 series vs. 2013 leaders - Doc Fenton on 5/2/14 at 12:10 pm|
[b]SEC Games in 2014[/b] [link=(http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/Portals/3/SEC%20Website/Baseball/2014/lgconf.htm)]LINK[/link]
[i](through first 7 series)[/i]
LSU #11 in SEC at .246, and #8 at 4.33 runs/game.
SEC averages are .264 and 4.52 runs/game.
#32*. Hale, .300 (21-70)
(* -- no Tigers amo...
| SEC Rant|| SEC-Only Baseball Stats: Mid-Season 2014 [Updated for End of Reg. Season] - Doc Fenton on 4/16/14 at 9:31 pm|
Time to start easing back into some old routines of mine...
Ole Miss, 9-6
Miss. State, 7-8
Texas A&M, 7-8
| Money Talk|| Book recommendations and other resources for marketing & salesmanship to HNWIs - Doc Fenton on 4/16/14 at 12:17 pm|
Okay, so I used to make fun of people who started threads asking for book recommendations, because I have always been a terrible book snob who prided myself on being able to go to Amazon and quickly find the very best books on whatever subject I wanted to learn extremely efficiently.... but now I've...
| Money Talk|| The Wall Street Admissions Test (WSAT) - Doc Fenton on 4/13/14 at 5:48 pm|
How many MT'ers have taken this test? I took it about a month ago while applying for some hedge fund job in NYC, and I'm glad for having the experience.
What impressed me more than anything about the StreetOfWalls website, however, was the section ("[link=(http://www.streetofwalls.com/finance-tra...
| O-T Lounge|| Lunch Thread: Endymion Edition - Doc Fenton on 3/1/14 at 11:46 am|
| Money Talk|| The best computer language skills for obtaining financial programming jobs - Doc Fenton on 2/23/14 at 1:23 pm|
I've been reading a lot of job descriptions for entry-level positions at asset management firms, hedge funds, etc., and I see that there seems to be a lot of open positions for financial programmers.
I have a minor in computer science and have done a good bit of statistical/numerical programming ...
| O-T Lounge|| Lunch Thread: First Time Starting It Edition - Doc Fenton on 2/21/14 at 11:32 am|
crackers with butter & water...
| Money Talk|| Would Vapor Corp. (VPCO) shares be a good play for the e-cigarette market? - Doc Fenton on 10/16/13 at 12:39 pm|
It might just be a passing fad, but it seems as though the [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_cigarette)]electronic cigarette[/link] market might be about to take off, especially given all these celebrities like DiCaprio that have been seen smoking them recently.
Despite an early pate...
| Money Talk|| Oil and Gas Question. No O&G experience. Private equity jobs. - Doc Fenton on 9/12/13 at 1:09 pm|
Recently I have acquired a little bit of private equity experience, but nothing specific to O&G. Does anyone here have any educated guesses as to how difficult it would be to shift from experience at a general p.e. firm to one in the O&G sector?
I was looking at O&G p.e. firms lately, and a lot o...
| Money Talk|| Intern at BoA in London died last Thursday after working 3 days straight - Doc Fenton on 8/22/13 at 9:19 am|
He was a 21-year-old German foreign exchange student at Michigan's business school: [link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/19/moritz-erhardt-investment-banking-dies_n_3781016.html?utm_hp_ref=business)]LINK[/link].
The cause of death is still undetermined, but whatever he was using to stay a...
| Money Talk|| Euro Area 2012 Debt/Deficit/Spending Figures - Doc Fenton on 8/15/13 at 6:58 am|
[b]Ranked by 2012 Spending as % of GDP[/b] ([link=(http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/2-22042013-AP/EN/2-22042013-AP-EN.PDF)]LINK[/link])
[i](Country, End of 2012 Debt, 2012 Deficit, 2012 Spending)[/i]
Denmark, 45.8%, 4.0%, 59.6%
France, 90.2%, 4.8%, 56.6%
Finland, 53.0%, 1.9%, 56...
| Money Talk|| Ben Nelson is starting up the Minerva Project without a real business plan - Doc Fenton on 8/15/13 at 6:02 am|
I was shocked by the last three paragraphs in a recent WSJ article from last Saturday ("[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324110404578627712224845012.html)]The Man Who Would Overthrow Harvard[/link]") where Matthew Kaminski interviewed Ben Nelson about his Minerva Project, which h...
| Money Talk|| Two More Recent Articles on the ZIRP Trap - Doc Fenton on 7/29/13 at 11:41 pm|
The world is finally catching up to understanding what is going on with monetary policy. This latest bit is from Ronald McKinnon of Stanford writing in the Tuesday WSJ ("[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324448104578615713874809602.html)]The Near-Zero Interest Rate Trap[/link]"):
| Tiger Rant|| College Baseball Polls for May 27, 2013 - Doc Fenton on 5/27/13 at 5:42 pm|
Poll rankings for Baton Rouge & Blacksburg Regional teams:
[b]Week 15[/b] (going into the NCAA playoffs)
[i](beginning Monday, May 27)[/i]
| Tiger Rant|| "TEAM BUNT" is now on notice!! - Doc Fenton on 5/25/13 at 4:19 am|
Please, for the love of God, do not lobby for Mainieri to bunt more than he already does. I hate you guys so, so much.
From pp. 67-69 in the game thread ([link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/42085515/SECT-LSU-3-Alabama-2---Final---Tigers-vs-Arkansas-at-12pm-Sat-on-CST-and-ESPNEWS.aspx)]LI...