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When would be a good to time think about investing?

I'm a sophomore in college and trying to figure out when and how to start investing for my future. #investment-management...

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Jewelyn Cosgrove’s Avatar Adam Packer, CFA®’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:51

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Jewelyn Cosgrove | Federal Lobbyist, specializing in Advocacy and PAC management ... Now! I wish I would have started investing sooner. A job ...

Is it good to enter buy-side financial institutions?

Many people think that entering buy-side like private equity should be after 2or3 years sell-side work experience....

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Active Aug 15 '17 at 09:56

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Posted by Ena W.’s Avatar Ena W.
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Daniel Pack | Manager in Capital Markets Finance Operations, Technology and ... It's not so much that entering Sell side before Buy side ...

Did you have a mentor growing up who helped you get to where you are in finance? How did you find your mentor? Should I have more than one?

I find investment management really interesting, but sometimes this stuff is over my head. I talk with my accounting teacher about the stock market and investment strategies, but sometimes there are things he doesn't know. #finance #financial-services...

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Matthew Konecky’s Avatar Kevin Guy’s Avatar Caroline Aung’s Avatar Melida Alaniz’s Avatar
Active Oct 12 '17 at 11:58

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Posted by Karan J.’s Avatar Karan J.
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Matthew Konecky | Senior Associate, Hybrid Advisor Consultant at PIMCO Hi Karen J. Great question! Throughout my career, I have had ...

Is there any link between Investment Managing and Programming?

Could you use computer programs to create models that enable you to make decisions on what to invest money in ? #technology #programming...

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Kregg Kiel’s Avatar Jeff Scott’s Avatar Keith Woods’s Avatar Stephen Weber’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:38

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Posted by Alisha S.’s Avatar Alisha S.
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Kregg Kiel | Investment Professional Hi Alisha, Great question! You can absolutely make a connection between ...

How much preparation is involved when managing someone's investments?

I'd love to learn more about the work that goes into the account management for an investment manager. What exactly does that prep work entail? How many accounts do you manage at one time? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Bailey L.’s Avatar Bailey L.
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Steve Lewis | Assistant Vice President, Information Security The first step is to complete all of the required education ...

What do you like most about your job as an investment manager?

What do you not like as much about it? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Manuela Constantinescu’s Avatar Chad Plotke’s Avatar Steve Harvey’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Nicole K.’s Avatar Nicole K.
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Manuela Constantinescu | "Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, ... Hello! I am not an investment manager. To take a view ...

If there was one book that you could identify as a game changer for you in deciding to get invovled in investment and finance, what would that book be?

I'm very interested in pursuing a career in finance, and I want to start by learning from the best investment and finance minds there are. Why do you recommend this book and how did it help you in making your career choice? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Aditya Raj Shahi’s Avatar Peter J. Brennan’s Avatar Paul Gullatte’s Avatar Gary Stephen Petito’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Allen B.’s Avatar Allen B.
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Aditya Raj Shahi | Investment Analyst at Kinship Trust Company I personally read "One up on Wall Street" by Peter lynch. ...

How do you know if you have what it takes to beat the market in an investing job?

Investing seems like a really competitive job because I think in order for you to make money someone else needs to lose money. For the investors in the group, how did you get the confidence to believe that you could be smarter and make better investments than all of the rest of the people...

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Chuck Jones’s Avatar Steve Lewis’s Avatar Genti Cici, CFP, CAIA, MBA’s Avatar Ron Beck’s Avatar
Active Nov 28 '17 at 01:09

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Posted by Brendon C.’s Avatar Brendon C.
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Chuck Jones | Technology Stock Analyst, Forbes.com Contributor and People Connector For an investment professional to make money another one does not ...

How much of being an investor is about mathematics or calculations?

To make an investing decision do you mostly focus on mathematical calculations or is it more about gut feel or other judgments? I ask because I want to understand how interesting or boring it might be. I don’t have any trouble with math, but I don’t really want to spend all day calculating...

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Giles Nugent’s Avatar Albert  Ng ’s Avatar Seth Daniel Bernstein’s Avatar Pamela Espinosa’s Avatar +4
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Lisa C.’s Avatar Lisa C.
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Giles Nugent | Executive Vice President, Head of Front Office Technology ... For a lot of investing, math is very important. First to ...

What are my career options at a company like PIMCO?

Can you work at PIMCO and not work in finance or investment management? I like the idea of working in an office, but I don't have any interest in finance. What are some other job options for someone like me? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Giles Nugent’s Avatar Chuck Jones’s Avatar
Active Dec 01 '17 at 02:12

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Posted by Kenny E.’s Avatar Kenny E.
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Giles Nugent | Executive Vice President, Head of Front Office Technology ... There are plenty of job types in any organization, all requiring ...

What are the differences between working in finance at a company and investing at a fund?

I would like to learn about the differences in what I would be doing, what the lifestyle would be like, and the qualifications to achieve it. #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Theo B.’s Avatar Theo B.
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Albert Ng Hi Theo, Working in finance can mean a couple of things, ...

What does an investing career path look like?

If I go to college and eventually get into a job in investing, where do you start (like what is the job title) and when you go up the ladder what do you go up to (what’s the top of the ladder)? How long does it take to go to the top of the ladder? I’m sure it must be really hard, but I’m...

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Seth Daniel Bernstein’s Avatar sumeet sutar’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Riley J.’s Avatar Riley J.
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Seth Daniel Bernstein | Coach, Counselor, Personal Branding Expert, Marketer, Educator I don't believe in "typical" career paths because we are all ...

How did you get your first job managing investments without having real experience?

It seems like every job requires previous experience. How does anyone ever get started the first time? It seems like a catch 22. #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Cory McNamara, MBA’s Avatar Gabriel Fig’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Gwen H.’s Avatar Gwen H.
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Cory McNamara, MBA | Internal Advisor Consultant at PIMCO Investments Hi Gwen H. from Atlanta! Q. It seems like every job ...

What types of investment management are there exactly?

Are there different types? I'm just trying to understand what kinds of investments companies like PIMCO are managing/consulting. #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Christopher  Picerni’s Avatar Pamela Espinosa’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by David  O.’s Avatar David O.
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Christopher Picerni | Vice President, Portfolio Management Generally there are investment managers that manage money for individuals (called ...

How do you get clients in investing?

Whose job is it to get clients? How hard of a job is that? Also, I'm not sure if they're called clients, or what you would call them. Sorry if I'm not using the right terms for this. I just mean customers. #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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A G’s Avatar Delwin Hinkle’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Aljed S.’s Avatar Aljed S.
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A G | Vice President in Financial Services Industry You are right - client is the correct term! A customer ...

How old should I be when I start investing on my own account if I want to have a future in finance?

Is there a minimum age you need to be in order to qualify to have an investment account? For high school students it’s hard to get started. Is it possible to start in 9th grade? If not, what can a 9th grader do to get started? #finance #investment-management...

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Steven  Plump ’s Avatar Nick Guglielmo’s Avatar Rose McGovern’s Avatar Emmanuelle Chandler’s Avatar
Active Oct 21 '17 at 21:45

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Posted by Margot M.’s Avatar Margot M.
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Steven Plump You should start as early as possible. Begin with a bank ...

What do you wish someone told you when you were in high school about working in investing?

I don’t know what I don’t know. If you could go back to yourself in high school and give a piece of advice to your younger self to help you prepare for your future, what would it be? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Sarah  Suarez’s Avatar Peter J. Brennan’s Avatar Cheryl Schmitz’s Avatar Paul Gullatte’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Landon W.’s Avatar Landon W.
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Sarah Suarez I wish someone had guided me a little more on the ...

Can you tell what it's like to be an investment manager on a day to day basis?

What does an average day in the life look like for you? Are you in meetings all day long or working on your own most of the time? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Shannon S.’s Avatar Shannon S.
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Timothy Tran | Portfolio Associate, PIMCO Hi Shannon, My name is Tim and I recently joined PIMCO ...

What are the hours of someone working as an investment manager?

How do hours vary depending on seniority? How many hours does a more entry level work require compared to a more senior role? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Christie Ting’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Armani V.’s Avatar Armani V.
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Christie Ting | Account Associate An investment management firm typically has 'market' hours. Employees may get ...

Without getting too specific, how has working in invesment management helped you with your personal finances and investment portfolio?

Do you, as an investment manager, feel more confident in investing your personal money? I want to be financially literate for my personal finances and confident in my own investments one...

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Cory McNamara, MBA’s Avatar Chuck Jones’s Avatar Parth Damle’s Avatar
Active Dec 03 '17 at 01:47

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Posted by Justine W.’s Avatar Justine W.
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Cory McNamara, MBA | Internal Advisor Consultant at PIMCO Investments Hi Justine W. from Detroit! Q. Do you, as an investment ...

Should I reconsider a career in the financial industry because I'm a girl?

I notice that the majority of people working in finance that I know of are men. Is there a reason for this? Should I reconsider my career goal? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Cheryl Frank’s Avatar Cheryl Schmitz’s Avatar Austin Cazort’s Avatar Rose McGovern’s Avatar +2
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Lindsey G.’s Avatar Lindsey G.
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Cheryl Frank | Specialist in Fund Statistics Group at PIMCO Lindsey, The fact that you are a woman should not deter ...

What are some of the ways I could begin preparing for a future in investing while I’m still in high school?

Aside from doing my best in school and getting good grades, what are some other things I could do? Any books I should read? Any clubs I should join? Any after school programs I should look for? Thank you for your advice #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Dan Kaminski’s Avatar Janette Brathwaite’s Avatar Anita Springer’s Avatar Gary Stephen Petito’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Sam S.’s Avatar Sam S.
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Dan Kaminski | Investment Management/Finance Hi Sam. I'm copying my answer to another student but hope ...

Do a lot of women pursue careers in finance at PIMCO?

I love math and working with numbers, so i'm wondering if at a company like PIMCO, there are a lot of women who work in the finance? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Vivian T.’s Avatar Vivian T.
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Amber Skalsky We have quite a few women at PIMCO! Many of whom ...

What kind of training and certification is necessary to become an investment manager?

I'll be going to college soon so I need to learn more about how I need to prepare for a career in investment management. Can you tell me what kind of training and/or certification is involved? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Paul Gullatte’s Avatar Adam Packer, CFA®’s Avatar Justin Pollack’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Demarie P.’s Avatar Demarie P.
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Paul Gullatte | Senior Compliance Associate Right off the bat you will need to consider a MBA. ...

Is working in finance stressful?

There are a lot of movies out there about finance and almost always they show a really intense and stressful work environment. That is exciting but it is also really intimidating. How much of that portrayal is just Hollywood vs. really a reflection of real life in the finance industry? #finance...

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Peter J. Brennan’s Avatar Anita Springer’s Avatar Brian Downey’s Avatar Jenny Bender’s Avatar +5
Active May 08 at 17:12

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Posted by Derrin K.’s Avatar Derrin K.
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Peter J. Brennan | Financial Writer at Pimco Hollywood likes to portray stress as a way to generate intensity ...

What skillsets should someone inerested in a career in finance have?

I'm thinking about a career in finance because i'm really good at math, but i'm wondering what additional skills I should have to really be successful in that industry? #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Paul Gullatte’s Avatar Cristine Holland’s Avatar Arun K’s Avatar Rose McGovern’s Avatar +3
Active May 08 at 16:45

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Posted by Marcus R.’s Avatar Marcus R.
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Paul Gullatte | Senior Compliance Associate The fact that you are really good at math is great. ...

If you had to describe a person perfect for a career in investment management what would they be like and why?

I'm debating between a few careers so I'd like to know what type of person is perfect for a career in investment management so that I can figure out which career option suits me best. #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Kristen Kimi Chang’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Helen B.’s Avatar Helen B.
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Kristen Kimi Chang | Campus Recruiter / College admissions Helen - I know this isn't the answer you want to ...

How did you decide which part of investing you would get into?

I heard that there are all different types of investing including stocks, bonds, and other things (actually I’m not exactly sure what). Could you please tell me what part of investing you do personally, and how you picked that type of investing? If you have moved from one type of investing into...

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Eric J. Wasson, CMFC®’s Avatar Jayasheela Jonnalagada’s Avatar
Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:13

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Posted by Henry W.’s Avatar Henry W.
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Eric J. Wasson, CMFC® | Senior Vice President - Investments at The Mutual ... Great question! I started with Fidelity Investments, in 1997. As much ...

What was the hardest professoinal decision you've ever had to make, and how did it get you to where you are today?

I know life is full of difficult decisions, but how do you know which decision is the right one? I'm having trouble deciding whether to go to school to get my BS in finance or pursue my dream of acting. #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Kristen Kimi Chang’s Avatar Chuck Jones’s Avatar Lisa Woodis’s Avatar Nadia Goharian’s Avatar +1
Active Nov 28 '17 at 00:31

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Posted by Kate T.’s Avatar Kate T.
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Kristen Kimi Chang | Campus Recruiter / College admissions Hi Kate, I am unsure of where you are currently in ...

I want to work as an international financial manager one day. What are the steps that you recommend I take to achieve that goal?

I've always wanted to work in international business ever since I traveled to China with my family when I was younger. #finance #financial-services #investment-management...

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Peter J. Brennan’s Avatar Melida Alaniz’s Avatar David Ferraro Jr.’s Avatar
Active Sep 20 '17 at 21:38

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Posted by Keneesha M.’s Avatar Keneesha M.
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Peter J. Brennan | Financial Writer at Pimco There are many different ways to pursue this goal. I suggest ...
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