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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    pretty poor academics, relative to the pool of competition tbh.

    that being said, academics alone won't get you very far.
    am i good enough for other finance departments then such as accounting?
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    (Original post by youreanutter)
    am i good enough for other finance departments then such as accounting?
    Yeh definitely! I'd say good enough for most things, apart from IB since that's one of the hardest sectors in the world to get into, and therefore you need pretty much the best.
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    Hi guys, quick question: If I applied for asset management at Rothschild, would I still be on the sell-side of the market? Because I was told asset management was buy-side, but investment banks were sell-side?
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    (Original post by james.proctor)
    Hi guys, quick question: If I applied for asset management at Rothschild, would I still be on the sell-side of the market? Because I was told asset management was buy-side, but investment banks were sell-side?
    Banks can have buy side arms. Case in point JP Morgan Asset Management or Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Banks can have buy side arms. Case in point JP Morgan Asset Management or Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
    Ohhhh, that makes sense now, and is also really good news!! Sell side looks boring :P
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    (Original post by james.proctor)
    Yeh definitely! I'd say good enough for most things, apart from IB since that's one of the hardest sectors in the world to get into, and therefore you need pretty much the best.
    oh okay thanks so would i definetly be able to get a job in one of thos sectors even with an ABC at a level
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    (Original post by youreanutter)
    oh okay thanks so would i definetly be able to get a job in one of thos sectors even with an ABC at a level
    Nothing is definite - although your grades are geared more towards that sort of industry.
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    Is it true that for IB it doesn't really matter which degree you do? I've heard things like music and English grads getting jobs,
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    (Original post by youreanutter)
    oh okay thanks so would i definetly be able to get a job in one of thos sectors even with an ABC at a level
    If I were you, I'd take a gap year and resit and get to A*AA.
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    (Original post by xXxSharkxXx)
    If I were you, I'd take a gap year and resit and get to A*AA.
    Don't most banks ask for grades in the first sitting unless there was extenuating circumstances?
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    (Original post by Koloterrorita)
    Is it true that for IB it doesn't really matter which degree you do? I've heard things like music and English grads getting jobs,
    Well, apparently it doesn't if you're at like Oxbridge or UCL. I plan to do Geography @ Cambridge or Geography & Economics at UCL/LSE.
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    (Original post by Koloterrorita)
    Don't most banks ask for grades in the first sitting unless there was extenuating circumstances?
    If that's true, then I recommend the KPMG sponsored degree programme. They pay for all your fees and give you a 20k salary on top. You study accountancy & finance at Durham or Birmingham, your choice. It's an excellent programme.
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    (Original post by xXxSharkxXx;[url="tel:57861349")
    57861349[/url]]If that's true, then I recommend the KPMG sponsored degree programme. They pay for all your fees and give you a 20k salary on top. You study accountancy & finance at Durham or Birmingham, your choice. It's an excellent programme.
    I am aware of this but how easy would it b to move over to IBD after specialising in audit for 6 years?
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    (Original post by Koloterrorita)
    I am aware of this but how easy would it b to move over to IBD after specialising in audit for 6 years?
    very very hard to, good question.
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    (Original post by Koloterrorita)
    I am aware of this but how easy would it b to move over to IBD after specialising in audit for 6 years?
    Not that easy, but it is possible.
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    (Original post by welcometoib;[url="tel:57861481")
    57861481[/url]]very very hard to, good question.
    Ya That's what I thought lol. Wouldn't something like corporate finance be possible? I did a quick job search and a few of those jobs liked people who were ACA qualified or equivalent
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    (Original post by Koloterrorita)
    Ya That's what I thought lol. Wouldn't something like corporate finance be possible? I did a quick job search and a few of those jobs liked people who were ACA qualified or equivalent
    good shout, this would look more favorable in the type of industries most aca qualified peeps move to after getting their qualification from the big 4, in terms of that youre on equal footing
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    (Original post by youreanutter)
    am i good enough for other finance departments then such as accounting?
    still apply, but just don't put all your eggs into one basket.

    my results aren't particularly amazing at GCSEs and i managed to land some stuff

    again, academics isnt the deciding factor, given you generally meet min requirements
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    I just did a psyschometric test and got 10/20 correct, placing me in the 54th percentile. What is the cut off point for IB?
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    I just did a psyschometric test and got 10/20 correct, placing me in the 54th percentile. What is the cut off point for IB?
    Usually 70th+ percentile.

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