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Category Archives: Financial Job Market

5 Financing Mistakes Every Startup Entrepreneur Should Know

by David Drake   For startup entrepreneurs, knowing exactly how much capital they need to raise can be a challenge. As a result, most entrepreneurs either ask for very high or very low amounts. This  undermines their fundraising efforts. Breaking down numbers accurately can help address this problem. Accurate numbers assure investors, lenders and business owners that a good deal […]

What no one tells you about the $3.3 trillion market for Alternative Finance

by David Drake Alternative finance is a collaborative funding model that represents the newest phenomenon in funding. With more than 1250 online crowdfunding platforms, alternative financing is breaking new ground, defying conventional financing methods with respect to how businesses raise capital, and taking the world by storm. Though primarily popular for Peer-to-Peer lending and crowdfunding, critical investment banking functions such […]

Behind the Curtains of China’s Silk Route Fund Initiative

by David Drake The Silk Route Fund is one of the Chinese government’s initiatives to expand the country’s agenda for development across Asia. The state-owned investment fund was launched in 2014 and aims at fostering increased investment within the “One Belt, One Road” which covers Eurasia. China has been ambitious in its plans to increase trade links, especially towards the […]

It’s All in the Genes

LOOKING AT PEDIGREE IN A WHOLE NEW WAY Whether you have stunning good looks or a face best suited for radio was all determined long before you were born – by the genes each of your parents contributed (so go ahead and blame them for that movie career which never took off.)  The same genetic material – DNA – is […]

DITMo: Minimum Wage WARNING to States

Subsistence, livable wage and minimum wage as monetary terms differ. A person working forty hours weekly supporting an average household should set the minimum bar in the free market for wages enough to provide for that household. This is a livable wage. It seems that a free market natural minimum guideline for a forty hour worker would approximate a basic […]

Institutional Consultant: “Why I Rarely Invest in Emerging Managers”

Had breakfast with the CIO of a sophisticated consultant recently. Unlike many of his peers – he has significant buy-side experience having traded a variety of asset classes prior to co-founding a billion dollar hedge fund. His current firm advises institutional clients representing over $100 billion dollars in assets   When the conversation turned to investing in emerging managers, he […]

High-Paying Jobs More Secure on Wall Street

“As long as we’re in a stimulus environment, and the Fed is talking $85 billion a month, there are lots of very high-end jobs that are available,” said Chris Martenson, Ph.D., an economic researcher who tracks economic trend on Wall Street. “It is a very rich and lucrative time to be close to the spigot.” At the same time, Martenson […]

The Hedge Fund Industry Has Two Barriers to Entry – Can You Break Them?

The hedge fund industry is regarded as one of the most appealing sectors within the financial community. That appeal has created unprecedented demand for fresh talent and skilled investors who are looking to make their mark. But how difficult is it for job seekers to break in? “It’s a hard industry to break into if you don’t know the right […]

What Do Hedge Funds Want From New Employees?

Hedge funds have become some of the most exciting firms within the financial sector. It isn’t just the money that attracts job seekers — applicants are also drawn to the culture and fast-paced environment. Before applying for a job with a hedge fund, it’s important to know what the industry wants most when acquiring new talent. To find out, StreetID […]

Could a Scandal at JPMorgan Chase Create New Jobs?

As many as two-thirds of organizations are said to be ineffective or inefficient in some capacity. Sometimes the inefficiencies are brought on by laziness — other times they are the result of a massive corporate scandal. JPMorgan Chase is one of many multinational institutions that endured a scandal last year. When that happens, investors often run for the hills. But […]