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Mr. Asset Manager – Research Associate

About Me:

I am Asian-American with a middle-class upbringing and was raised by my working-class parents. I attended a large state university and majored in finance. I worked at a bulge bracket out of my undergrad.
I am currently an associate at a top long-only asset manager (Fidelity, Wellington, T Rowe) covering healthcare and TMT equities supporting 4 analysts with a multi-$B portfolio.


Undergrad School: Large State School (Top 60)

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 730

Age: 24,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian


Work History:

Title: Investment Associate at Top Asset Manager (Fidelity/Wellington/T Rowe)

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Investment Banking Analyst at Bulge Bracket

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Big Life Wins:

Attended large state university for undergraduate. Non-target school for IB but landed an investment banking role out of undergrad at a bulge bracket covering tech.

Top performer in current role. I am in charge of screening for new small to mid-cap ideas including many that have made it into the portfolio. I have also lead meetings with F500 management teams.

Post MBA Goal:

Activist HF. Want to blend the deep due diligence of private market investing with the speed/meritocracy of the public markets.


Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard


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