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Old 03-19-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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OK folks, got a call from a headhunter last week. I'm not leaving my job, but I did talk long enough to get the details of the position she is trying to fill.

Portfolio Manager - Private client group of large regional banking - investment firm seeks portfolio manager. Will oversee approx $400M in client assets (60-100 accounts) and manage a team of 2 other juniors to assist with research and trading. Location is downtown Chicago, includes full benefits, salary, and bonus. 10-20% travel.

Requirements were 7-10 years experience in similar job, CFA charter or MBA,

Can YOU guess the salary and guaranteed first year bonus?
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Uhhhh, $150k salary, $250k bonus?
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Brewer, if the bonus was that high I would be packing my desk as we speak

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150K base + 75K bonus
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Not YOUR compensation package, HIS!!!
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Hmmmm.........Chicago............

$125K salary

Guaranteed bonus $75K first year
Non-guaranteed bonus $100k-$125K the next year

You'd be making $250K a year after that, with "good years" being higher.........
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I'm definitely in the wrong "bidness"... :P
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Not YOUR compensation package, HIS!!!
Not my line of business, so I can only guess what a PM would make.
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Managing primarily mutual funds, equities, or FI?

I am guessing Northern Trust Co and 200 + 80 bonus.
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$125k salary + $25k min bonus
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I am guessing small bank here....

So, $90K salary and $15K bonus..
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Boutros - All 3

I wouldn't mention the firm name, but somebody was warm.

And the winner is.....






Finance Dude!!!!!! You hit it right on the head. $125K base, $75K guaranteed bonus in year 1. "expected bonus" of 75-125K in year 2.

While I was flattered, I'm not going to be trading my 10 minute commute and dockers in for 2 hours a day on the train along with wearing a tie (yuck) and a "raise" that may never happen (they didn't tell me how they calculate that bonus)
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Finance Dude!!!!!! You hit it right on the head. $125K base, $75K guaranteed bonus in year 1. "expected bonus" of 75-125K in year 2.

While I was flattered, I'm not going to be trading my 10 minute commute and dockers in for 2 hours a day on the train along with wearing a tie (yuck) and a "raise" that may never happen (they didn't tell me how they calculate that bonus)
So.............does that mean I qualify for the job??
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So.............does that mean I qualify for the job??
Well, I told them I'll take a pass, so it's still open!

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Well, I told them I'll take a pass, so it's still open!
No CFA charter or MBA..............got the 7-10 years..............
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Beyond salary it would seem like a stepping stone to bigger and better things. If you manage the $400M well you will catch the attention of bigger fish and they will either have to pay you more or lose you after a few years to someone else.
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Beyond salary it would seem like a stepping stone to bigger and better things. If you manage the $400M well you will catch the attention of bigger fish and they will either have to pay you more or lose you after a few years to someone else.
well, I'm already running a similar amount of money, and on top of that using methods that jive with my personal beliefs (lots of indexes, enhanced indexes, etfs, etc) Who knows what I would have to do there.

On top of that, this isn't the same as managing a mutual fund with $400M in it, it has far less prestige and upside. The only place to go up is either into management or sales, I'm not interested in either.

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well, I'm already running a similar amount of money, and on top of that using methods that jive with my personal beliefs (lots of indexes, enhanced indexes, etfs, etc) Who knows what I would have to do there.

On top of that, this isn't the same as managing a mutual fund with $400M in it, it has far less prestige and upside. The only place to go up is either into management or sales, I'm not interested in either.
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$400MM isn't what it used to be...that's for sure.
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