The following is said to be an initiative test that has been used as part of the recruitment process by a well known investment bank.
Here's some of the dumbest things people have said / wrote.
Here's an oldie we've dusted off. Send it to a friend to make them smile.
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I got fired recently as I breached our firm's drinking policy.
No wonder it's difficult to get candidates with good quant skills. Enjoy!
This little gem was sent in by one of our readers. It's said to be a true e-mail sent to staff at a well-known managment consulting firm - although it's probably too good to be true.
Business trips abroad can often be a welcome break from office routine, but sometimes they can go hideously wrong.
Here's something sent in by one of our readers.
Here our Highly Placed Professional gives his take on bonus day.
Each year thousands of graduates / MBAs find work in the financial markets. All start at (or near) the bottom of the ladder, and hope that one day they will make it big. Few do. And those who eventually achieve success usually face a relatively long wait. Not so one young man who, at 23, just might be the youngest VP ever to attain that position in a major investment bank.
Here the most famous e-mail ever sent out by a City intern. Lucy Gao is the 21-year-old Citigroup intern who had a placement in the company's Real Estate Equity Group in London, and whose birthday invite to her friends 13 months ago found it's way onto the internet and did the rounds at investment banks all around the world.
Sir Bobby Robson called him 'a God' and the greatest player he had managed. Injuries robbed him of the chance to stake his claim as the greatest but he is without doubt one of the greats of modern times. Here's a compilation of all his 62 goals for Brazil.
We all know that whereas M&A was once King, the torch has now passed to the trading boys. Well, Trader Monthly magazine recently published its second annual list of the world's most successful traders (for 2004). The magazine has estimated what each trader makes by speaking to hundreds of industry sources, and sometimes the traders themselves. Because it is difficult to get a precise number, an earnings range has been applied against each trader's name. Here are the guys at the Top of that list:
A store that sells husbands has recently opened in New York.
Listed below are the Top 20 investment managers of the Top 500 UK charities (trusts and fundraising charities combined):
Here's the testimony of Mark Froeba, who, before leaving in 2007, was jointly responsible for evaluating all Moody's new CLO rating guidelines, before the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Wednesday.
Very rarely has the description "Fireworks Spectacular" been so aptly used. Here's a video of the Oban Fireworks Display of 2011. A display which should have lasted 30 minutes ends up lasting just 50 seconds, and we're not treated to a single firework fizzling out, this is £6,000 worth of explosives being simultaneously deployed.
Citigroup has hired Carl Scott to head up its European interest rates exotic trading division. Scott, previously at WestLB, will replace Marco Arosio, who is taking up a new role in Citigroup's interest rate structuring team.