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Danteshek Wrote:
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> CFA_Halifax Wrote:
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> —–
> > Neud Wrote:
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> > —–
> > > Well, to be honest, I have yet to hear some
> > really
> > > valid reasons to choose USA over London or
> some
> > > emerging markets in terms of working
> location.
> > > Would be interesting to hear some, if you
> think
> > > they are available.
> >
> >
> > 1. The fall of the dollar, as a long term
> > pheneomna
> >
> > 2. Higher growth in emerging markets and in
> Asia
> > in general
> >
> > 3. Better travel ops in Europe
> >
> > 4. Better food in Europe
> >
> > 5. Lots of oil in Canada=Lots of money
> >
> > 6. Australia has very good surfing and beaches
> if
> > your into that sort of thing
> >
> > 7. Carribean has nice weather
> >
> > Not to say that US doesn’t have advantages and
> the
> > rest of the world disadvantages…just showing
> the
> > opposite side of the specrtrum
>
> Hali have you decided on a move? Takes guts but I
> think you should do it.

Well…I’ve actually made contact on a potential I-Banking gig in Calgary which would be quite nice, save for the cold weather. I will keep you posted…

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Once you have locked in your career in an emerging market or any foreign exchange, you are pretty much stuck there. Meaning: you may follow technology, but if you do it in China you’ll be stuck in China for the rest of your career. Not my cup of tea, xie xie ni.

For FI in US:

1) NYC
2) Boston
3) LA
4) Chicago
5) Minneapolis
6) Memphis
7) Greenwich, CT
8) Miami
9) Houston
10) SanFran

Really San Fran is that low huh? Ouch…I knew LA was big as per PIMCO.

Great list skiloa - thank you. Anyone have something similar for the equity side?

What’s the overall opinion on Mumbai for a Canadian-trained CFA? Are enough shops opening there that you’re not competing with IIT/IIM grads (or even applicants, for that matter) who grow up doing a year’s worth of a north American student’s homework in a week?

L3 Buckaroo Wrote:
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> What’s the overall opinion on Mumbai for a
> Canadian-trained CFA? Are enough shops opening
> there that you’re not competing with IIT/IIM grads
> (or even applicants, for that matter) who grow up
> doing a year’s worth of a north American student’s
> homework in a week?

check this out :
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/MNC_banks_pay_higher_compensation/ar...

CFA_Halifax Wrote:
>
> Well…I’ve actually made contact on a potential
> I-Banking gig in Calgary which would be quite
> nice, save for the cold weather. I will keep you
> posted…

suck it up, princess ;)

jeff_s Wrote:
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> CFA_Halifax Wrote:
> >
> > Well…I’ve actually made contact on a
> potential
> > I-Banking gig in Calgary which would be quite
> > nice, save for the cold weather. I will keep
> you
> > posted…
>
> suck it up, princess ;)

Hey what can I say, I’ve been spoiled with Maritime cool summers and mild winters!

Waterloo Canada. How can you go wrong. If you can get a job here. Smartest city in the world, 2 years running. 1/3 of the population is hot blonde chicks, the other 2/3, smart asian girls. Living expenses are nothing. One of, if not the fastest growing community in Canada. RIM, SLF, MFC, DSA, OTC.

Only problem is that I have to drive to Toronto at 6am to write the damn exams.

But, I’d have to say Toronto (and I don’t think I’m being biased) and Dubai have a lot of new opportunities.

I admit, im intrigued. Getting bored of the states anyhow. Dont mean to hijack the thread but any tips on finding opportunities abroad for an english-only speaking 23 year old?

GenY

GenY Wrote:
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> I admit, im intrigued. Getting bored of the states
> anyhow. Dont mean to hijack the thread but any
> tips on finding opportunities abroad for an
> english-only speaking 23 year old?
>
> GenY

I’d stay away from Canada if you want to be in this industry and your already state side. Calgary being an exception, but there are much more limited ops up here. Canada is a great place to work if you are in the energy industry, mining, IT (RIM) etc. For pure finance though, not so great.

Calgary is filled with cowboys if that’s what you like. It’s a very close-knit community and may be hard for outsiders to break in.

Canada has no IT. All the good ITs have been bought out already.

Mining if you don’t mind the prospect of working with juniors. We’ve got lots of those.

O&G is good but you gotta be in Calgary.

billwest Wrote:
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> Calgary is filled with cowboys if that’s what you
> like. It’s a very close-knit community and may be
> hard for outsiders to break in.
>
> Canada has no IT. All the good ITs have been
> bought out already.
>
> Mining if you don’t mind the prospect of working
> with juniors. We’ve got lots of those.
>
> O&G is good but you gotta be in Calgary.

True, alot of the Ottawa area software industry is gone, but I guess I just figured due to RIM there was still a big industry in the Waterloo area as mentioned above

Waterloo only has RIM and OpenText (not so big anymore). You can’t make a living covering only a few comapnies (that everyone is also covering).

I didn’t mean so much research, I meant careers or industries in general.

skiloa Wrote:
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> For FI in US:
>
> 1) NYC
> 2) Boston
> 3) LA
> 4) Chicago
> 5) Minneapolis
> 6) Memphis
> 7) Greenwich, CT
> 8) Miami
> 9) Houston
> 10) SanFran

skiloa. is this from your perspective or did you find this somewhere? I am wondering how Memphis is so high.

mad_hatter Wrote:
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> skiloa Wrote:
> ————————————————–
> —–
> > For FI in US:
> >
> > 1) NYC
> > 2) Boston
> > 3) LA
> > 4) Chicago
> > 5) Minneapolis
> > 6) Memphis
> > 7) Greenwich, CT
> > 8) Miami
> > 9) Houston
> > 10) SanFran
>
> skiloa. is this from your perspective or did you
> find this somewhere? I am wondering how Memphis
> is so high.

I speak from having worked on the buyside for 6 years and now the sellside for a year…Memphis has a very large bond presence, for regionals, i.e. Vining Sparks, Morgan Keegan, FTN, Jefferies, Cantor, amongst others…These guys are the heart and soul for all banks in the south…

SanFran is small, but has a decent buyside presence, i.e., barclays global and a couple other smaller shops…has some sellside opps - 7-10 are very interchangable / arguable. LA - TCW, PIMCO, WAMCO and Metwest - very large buyside presence…Boston has huge mutual fund presence, Mpls has huge money manager presence.

MattLikesAnalysis Wrote:
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> Waterloo Canada. How can you go wrong. If you can
> get a job here. Smartest city in the world, 2
> years running. 1/3 of the population is hot blonde
> chicks, the other 2/3, smart asian girls. Living
> expenses are nothing. One of, if not the fastest
> growing community in Canada. RIM, SLF, MFC, DSA,
> OTC.
>
> Only problem is that I have to drive to Toronto at
> 6am to write the damn exams.

You forgot to mention the 74.32829% sausage fest there…

Waterloo is great if you are in university. For work… it sucks period!

Unless you spend all your free time palying video games. And the girls there are not that hot.