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    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    Do you own a German whip?
    a Vauxhall Astra, so no.. very much British
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    Can I work for you?
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    tbh i dont know what my accent is anymore, sometimes it's really english, sometimes this asian accent comes out of nowhere...
    That'll be your mother, chiding you for precious revision hours wasted on TSR.
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    A few questions
    Do you live in London or did you move to London?
    How did you get the internship, was it difficult/competitive? What was the process?
    Also do you think not going out drinking limits your contacts?
    Sorry about all the questions




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    Do you live in London or did you move to London?


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    He's a London lad

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    But OP isn't this haram
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    But OP isn't this haram
    😂


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    Do you not drink due to being a Muslim? If so do you think investment banking is against Islam?


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    are you happy?

    why do you slave yourself for someone else? a job isn't meant to own your life, it's merely a way to gain capital for whatever, but you seem to have your life revolve around your job, why?
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    Do you not drink due to being a Muslim? If so do you think investment banking is against Islam?


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    Investment banking is raising capital and giving advice, he's currently in the 'giving advice' side of the biz, I don't see how it would relate to Islam or administering interest in any way shape or form.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Investment banking is raising capital and giving advice, he's currently in the 'giving advice' side of the biz, I don't see how it would relate to Islam or administering interest in any way shape or form.

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    It depends. Some scholars say that working in any institution which deals with selling riba (interest) loans is haram, even if the employee himself does not engage in the riba side of the business. So Muslims would be fine working for a pure investment bank but not for a bank which also offers retail and commercial banking. But that's one interpretation. Some scholars view any job which doesn't directly involving giving out interest loans as being acceptable.
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    How did you get the internship?


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    (Original post by MaxMarks)
    Can I work for you?
    would love to employ you, but don't think i make enough to justify its worth to you.. but in the future maybe you could drop me your cv and see if we can get things in motion

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    How did you get your job?
    online applications, networking, interviews, tests, assessments.. it's quite a rigorous process

    (Original post by Hanaan999)
    A few questions
    Do you live in London or did you move to London?
    How did you get the internship, was it difficult/competitive? What was the process?
    Also do you think not going out drinking limits your contacts?
    Sorry about all the questions
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    your questions are more than welcome.
    - i was born in zanzibar, my family moved to london when i was 2 and lived here ever since
    - as above
    - no it doesn't, my line manager doesn't even drink. i go to drinks events etc.. i just don't consume alcohol. i'm naturally quite social so building relationships doesn't come difficult to me

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    But OP isn't this haram
    dependent on view but largely i'd say if someone is a devout muslim and they're unsure then don't do banking, although i'm not a devout muslim

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    Do you not drink due to being a Muslim? If so do you think investment banking is against Islam?
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    yes, my inherent religious beliefs play a bit part. also i see no benefit to getting drunk/tipsy.. it doesn't aid me in anything.
    in the context of interest, yes.. although i play an advisory role.. whether due to inter-related connectivity it becomes haram, i don't know..
    but as above, if someone wants to strictly prioritise religion over all else, i'd recommend staying away from the industry.
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    (Original post by Joshale)
    are you happy?

    why do you slave yourself for someone else? a job isn't meant to own your life, it's merely a way to gain capital for whatever, but you seem to have your life revolve around your job, why?
    yes, i'm quite happy.

    because i don't want to start a business now. i don't have the commercial knowledge, the business connections, and banking is a great place to build the skillset. i do hope to one day become an investor, so this is the ultimate training ground. builds efficiency, work ethic, contacts, modelling skills, understanding of business etc.. etc..
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    online applications, networking, interviews, tests, assessments.. it's quite a rigorous process
    What do you mean by networking?
    Also how hard were the tests?



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    What do you mean by networking?
    Also how hard were the tests?
    meeting bankers beforehand, getting my name known. this industry is all about relationships

    they were quite basic, if you practice them you can easily pass them.. what i do is not hard by any stretch of a margin
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    Do you think your job currently is stressful?
    Also how and where did you meet the bankers?


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    Networking tips?
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    (Original post by Hanaan999)
    Do you think your job currently is stressful?
    Also how and where did you meet the bankers?
    can be stressful at times yes

    LinkedIn alumni and got to building relationships

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    Networking tips?
    don't be that guy asking how the convexity on a 3 year eur/usd currency swap would be affected by a us rate hike

    just build relationships like you would friends, one thing i've learnt is people love talking about themselves, and they will like you for being interested about their life
 
 
 
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