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    (Original post by The IC Guy)
    Investment management firm. Maybe it's still a bit more public school dominated.
    The public schoolboys are the main culprits of 'bant' and 'chat', at Cambridge anyway.
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    (Original post by loafer)
    Yes many of us do, without being offensive - are you are native English speaker?
    I am.

    (Original post by loafer)
    Well thats funny, because I went to a major public school and we are arguably the finest purveyors of banter and quality chat.
    People who use phrases like 'purveyor of banter' and 'quality chat' tend to be quite simple. That was my only point, I'm not sure why you're so angry about this.
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    (Original post by sammyrj)
    The public schoolboys are the main culprits of 'bant' and 'chat', at Cambridge anyway.
    So Cambridge thinks it's too good for BANTER, eh?
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      Academic poverty is so in.
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      (Original post by Zweihander)
      So Cambridge thinks it's too good for BANTER, eh?
      I don't know if we've got wires crossed, but my point was that the private/public/rich school kids are the dodgey lingo chuckers more than the poor little state schoolers. We just try and hold onto words like 'bare' and 'innit' instead.
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      Ben wants to be like Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.
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        (Original post by mxp804)
        Ben wants to be like Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.
        Unlike him, if there are only idiots around for the (admittedly kind of low) salary of 100k, I don't hire anyone.
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        PB replies make it seem like he's an *********. But whats the point of him doing all the work for you? Atleast he makes you think for yourselves. Whether thinking of witty comments to get one over him, or thinking of trying to improve your own prospects. Which is generally not a bad thing.

        Like him or not, without the few people on here that actually work in the city, this place would be filled with teenagers speculating. Therefore the opportunity cost of him not being here is great.
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        (Original post by curtis_ga)
        PB replies make it seem like he's an *********. But whats the point of him doing all the work for you? Atleast he makes you think for yourselves. Whether thinking of witty comments to get one over him, or thinking of trying to improve your own prospects. Which is generally not a bad thing.

        Like him or not, without the few people on here that actually work in the city, this place would be filled with teenagers speculating. Therefore the opportunity cost of him not being here is great.
        he doesn't need to do the work, he can choose to not say anything at all - he just posts on here to stroke his ego, you've got to be blind to think he comes and posts on here to help people

        also the opportunity cost of him not being here 99% of the time wouldn't actually be all that great if all he does is tell you you're ****/stupid/dumb/an idiot. Hell anybody could go and do that.

        Props for getting where he got but thousand of people do just as well as him and don't see the need to come onto a student forum to call people idiots to "make them think" as you put it
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          I'd be surprised if there were thousands of people under 30 who were going into being hedge fund partners. Really surprised.
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          (Original post by President_Ben)
          I'd be surprised if there were thousands of people under 30 who were going into being hedge fund partners. Really surprised.
          People say execution is so specialised it narrows the skill set unreservedly and is all about playing second fiddle to Porfolio Managers. What made you want to switch from prop?
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            (Original post by Altruistic1)
            People say execution is so specialised it narrows the skill set unreservedly and is all about playing second fiddle to Porfolio Managers. What made you want to switch from prop?
            I do the PM and the execution.

            Which is to say, just like the prop but with a different/more lucrative structure.
           
           
           
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