I have almost finished to translate to translate vol6 vh3 of MnOtV. But I'm not confident with my english. So I want to post it to you (if you are ok) sunday so that you can correct some parts and I will post it to BT.
Random (not trying to spout propaganda, but understand skepticism): Would you believe me if I told you that I was told from a credible source a Fortune 500 CEO apparently caught a Chinese state-owned company executive embarking on industrial espionage recently? I find it hard to believe myself if not for the source ..
Ha, well, then you're well on your way to doing very well financially ..
The winter is finally over here in Toronto. That said, as a biased Vancouver-ite, I'd say there's not much to see here. It's a nice place to live: low crime rate, restaurants, bars, etc etc. But not a terribly amazing place to visit. If you do come up let me know and we can grab a bite!
Well, of course accounting in college isn't going to teach you creativity! You don't know the rules yet .. they don't teach you to be creative in law school either! You gotta learn the rules first before you can think of how to get around them..
Accouting is add/minus/X/divide .. AND RULES. Tons and tons of rules. On top of that, a thorough understanding of a balance sheet and the flows is important for structuring and analysis.. critical thinking is always valuable..
If anything, barring Quant. Strat. Hedge Funds, most jobs in "High Finance" are achieved through .. being articulate..
To be honest, the math is nothing particularly complicated in most jobs in finance, more of it is experience and expertise based. You are specifically thinking of math-based hedge funds .. most people on a S&T desk or in IB or in Credit Origination don't do much more complicated math than accounting..
Well, accounting is a slow and steady route to middle/upper-middle class..
Ha ha, high finance is hard to get into, and it's not for everyone. There's lots of specialty portions of finance that people don't know about. If you have any questions let me know, I'm happy to answer any question you may have, since I've worked in Vancouver (IB, 2 yrs) and Toronto (Equity Capital Markets, 1 yr, IB Special Situations 2.5 yrs).