Everyone here is trying hard to get jobs at the top firms. I can’t help but notice the immense talent on this forum.
I think we should all pool our efforts together and start our own hedge fund! Plenty of maths whizz from Oxbridge, finance gurus from LSE , future tycoons from LBS , the whole she-bangs is right here reading this!
What a god damn waste of talent. All of you probably have mean IQ of 140 - are spending days fretting about competency questions, filling in application forms for departments that are NOT hiring, and wasting your time preparing for silly numerical and verbal reasoning tests.
For those of you who got offers, well done! You deserve it. But for the less lucky ones…the current economic climate has made us look pathetic. CEO of Goldman had a 70m compensation package. GS made record profits thanks to the quantitative easing (bailout) funded by OUR tax money!
Surely I can’t be the only one that is not here for the money. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a factor. I am here for personal reasons, I want a change of career into IB at the worst possible time since the depression, well let me correct that, at the worst possible time EVER. So what are we gonna do the lost generation? flip burgers?
When I see this forum (I am an addict btw), it depresses me. This is a serious misallocation of valuble human resource. The amount of talent and human capital that is ‘wasted’ on this forum could have been pooled together to find a cure for AIDS, solve the holy grail of physics, elevate the Third World from poverty.
Man, we gotta do something about it. For those of us who end up not getting any offers, which I am willing to wager there are gonna be plenty (I’ll volunteer to be first before they reject me), we gotta do something. Maybe pool our student loans together and trade CFD, I think Crude oil ( now at 79 dollars) is gonna end up at 75 in the next few days. If I have 10 grand to blow, I can turn that into 100k cash profit. Well if oil shoots back up to $82, I will be in 100k debt (dont worry I trade with stop losses)
Those of you who have trust funds, I’d highly recommend CFD trading. UP or out strategy! Throw a 100k in, leave with 3m. If you want me to trade your trust fund, I’d gladly do that for you too - PM me!
anyway I hope you guys got some plan B and have hedge your future somehow.
We, the ‘lost generation’ are gonna rise as THE generation! (: