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    I'm looking into possible career choices at the moment and while investment banking is very appealing I'm not willing to make the sacrifice of giving up virtually all my free time just to receive a big paycheque.

    A decent salary is important to me however, as is a challenging and interesting job. I do really like the look of front office IB roles and would probably go for something like that were it not for the hours. Does anyone have any suggestions of other finance related jobs that are both interesting and rewarding but without 60+ hour weeks.
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    bank robber
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    Without 60 hours a week :toofunny:

    Be a dancer/ musician/ footballer...
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    SIXTY.

    You're hardly talking about the ends of the world. 7am-7pm is 60 hours a week. Complaining about 12 hour days for what is one of the best paying industries is plain idiotic.
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    Blood Money.
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    Remember that the tax man takes a lot of your pay away once you reach the 40% band.. so you don't end up getting double the pay for double the hours...
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    OK, that wasn't quite as productive as I'd hoped for. Just to be clear, I'm cool with 60 hours a week which is why I specified over 60. It's the 80-100 hour weeks of analysts that put me off. I'm sorry but money isn't my only goal in life and the pay, nice as it may be, is not worth that much of my time.

    I'm also not looking for something that pays what investment banking pays, when I say decent salary I'm not talking IB/footballer/musician/bank robber type wages. I'd consider that a bit better than decent.

    Anyway, thanks for your thoughts guys. If anyone has any productive input I'd love to hear it.
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    my alternative is to become an IFA. I worked in one over the summer and my boss was so impressed that he pretty much offered me a job for life there and then

    EDIT: For those who don't know, and IFA is an Independent Financial Advisor, someone who gives impartial advice on a variety of financial dealings, such as ISAs, unit trusts, pensions, protection, tax planning and mortgages
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    Have a look for jobs in Asset Management, Wealth Management, Family Offices, Endowments, FOHF, FOPEF, FOF.

    Good money and less hours....its called the buyside
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    Plenty of front office jobs are less than 60 hours a week.
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    Well, less than 60 in the office.
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    You could try Operations & Business Support Services at BBs. Or you could give Big 4 accounting firms a try. Or maybe even a managerial position at one of those FMCG/CG/Energy companies; Mars, BP, Shell, Nestle, P&G etc have graduate starting roles.
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    Maybe Corporate Finance for a Fortune 500 Company? There are some good programmes out there!
 
 
 
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