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    What is the best degree for investment banking? My A level choices are: Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics.

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    Preferably gender or media studies - those grads are notoriously known to fill all the spring weeks and summer interships for FO roles


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    OP. I'll tell you this: forget maths, forget top unis. Go become a stripper.

    Once you've made enough money, you can probably co-invest in a sophisticated hedge fund that deals with pizza to burger arbitrage strategies. It's the only way to make money.

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    OP. I'll tell you this: forget maths, forget top unis. Go become a stripper.

    Once you've made enough money, you can probably co-invest in a sophisticated hedge fund that deals with pizza to burger arbitrage strategies. It's the only way to make money.

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    Although one can assume there might be some tomato sauce liquidity risks associated with making all that dough


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    Although one can assume there might be some tomato sauce liquidity risks associated with making all that dough


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    Oh of course! You'd have to hedge against any tomato sauce liquidity risks with dual payoff mozeralla-cheddar swaptions. Can't forget those.
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    (Original post by theconfusedman)
    What is the best degree for investment banking? My A level choices are: Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics.

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    Do anything thats reasonable, maths or physics for example
    Don't listen to the Princepieman, I don't know whether he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or attempting to be a comedian.
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    (Original post by Metrododo)
    Preferably gender or media studies - those grads are notoriously known to fill all the spring weeks and summer interships for FO roles


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    I'd go for a PhD in contemporary women's studies personally.
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    (Original post by Lelouch's Geass)
    Do anything thats reasonable, maths or physics for example
    Don't listen to the Princepieman, I don't know whether he woke up on the wrong side of the bed or attempting to be a comedian.
    It's very serious business here.. I don't think you're cut out for my alternative food strategies hedge fund

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It's very serious business here.. I don't think you're cut out for my alternative food strategies hedge fund

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    I dont think you understand the context im speaking in, as well as the fact that the business you are on about is merely fantasized.
    But hey, who gives a f*** about your hedge fund
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    (Original post by theconfusedman)
    What is the best degree for investment banking? My A level choices are: Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics.

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    But seriously OP, do whatever you like (within reason - no football studies pls) but make sure to get the best grades possible this year. Aim to get into one of the targets (Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Warwick and Imperial) or semi-targets (Notts, Durham, Bristol, Bath, Cass B-School etc).

    In terms of importance:
    Uni attended > Uni course

    If you want to do something quantitative (i.e. exotic derivatives, algo trading) I'd stick to the Mathsy courses: Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering etc

    Otherwise, whatever tickles your fancy. Could be History, Econ, Finance, Psychology, Languages - any old, traditional uni subject.

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    Now that is a post well done
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    But seriously OP, do whatever you like (within reason - no football studies pls) but make sure to get the best grades possible this year. Aim to get into one of the targets (Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Warwick and Imperial) or semi-targets (Notts, Durham, Bristol, Bath, Cass B-School etc).

    In terms of importance:
    Uni attended > Uni course

    If you want to do something quantitative (i.e. exotic derivatives, algo trading) I'd stick to the Mathsy courses: Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering etc

    Otherwise, whatever tickles your fancy. Could be History, Econ, Finance, Psychology, Languages - any old, traditional uni subject.

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    Hi,
    I'm not the guy whose question you just answered but I was wondering whether a joint honours maths and economics/economics and statistics degree would be fine if I wanted to go into exotic derivatives trading. Or should I do a more quantitative degree like pure maths? Personally, I would enjoy doing maths and econ more but I'm worried about whether IBs won't look favourably towards it.
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Hi,
    I'm not the guy whose question you just answered but I was wondering whether a joint honours maths and economics/economics and statistics degree would be fine if I wanted to go into exotic derivatives trading. Or should I do a more quantitative degree like pure maths? Personally, I would enjoy doing maths and econ more but I'm worried about whether IBs won't look favourably towards it.
    Sounds fine to me.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It's very serious business here.. I don't think you're cut out for my alternative food strategies hedge fund

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    Hedge Fondues are the new thing on the street
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    But seriously OP, do whatever you like (within reason - no football studies pls) but make sure to get the best grades possible this year. Aim to get into one of the targets (Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Warwick and Imperial) or semi-targets (Notts, Durham, Bristol, Bath, Cass B-School etc).

    In terms of importance:
    Uni attended > Uni course

    If you want to do something quantitative (i.e. exotic derivatives, algo trading) I'd stick to the Mathsy courses: Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering etc

    Otherwise, whatever tickles your fancy. Could be History, Econ, Finance, Psychology, Languages - any old, traditional uni subject.

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    Awesome thanks, im thinking of maths or economics
 
 
 
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