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Candidate:

Mr. Investment Manager

About Me:

Managing Investments at one of the largest general insurance companies in South Asia. I am responsible for the investment strategy and allocating assets based on different qualitative and quantitative techniques. Member of ACCA (Association of certified chartered Accountants) and a CFA charterholder. Consistently outperforming benchmarks.

Details:

Undergrad School: CBM

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.60

GMAT: Waived

Age: 34,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: CFA & ACCA

School Name: CFA

Extracurriculars: Playing Cricket, Working with local CFA society, Reading Books

Work History:

Title: Portfolio Manager

Industry:

Company:

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Portfolio Manager

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Big Life Wins:

There was a time when Market tanked contrary to our expectations and we kept on buying the bottoms until we busted our exposure. Market kept plunging and stayed at those lows for quite a while. We were questioned about our investment philosophy at various meetings. We kept on providing rationale and kept on persevering with the market. Eventually with the start of 3rd quarter market rallied to all-time high’s and we booked significant gains for the company. This was a worthwhile experience that tested our nerves and patience.

Post MBA Goal:

To be a global asset manager at one of the top investment banks. To acquire skills that are globally competitive and complement technical areas of investment management. Further creating value & strengthening the trust of my investors.

Schools:

Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open

Considering: NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, Duke Fuqua, INSEAD, Wharton

Invited to Interview: UCLA Anderson

Accepted: NYU Stern

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 10%

    I don’t see Haas happening for you. Why? You are too old for the mainstream MBA program by about six years). The lack of a GMAT or GRE score (even when a school is willing to waive the requirement) doesn’t help you. The fact that you are an male Indian puts you in a highly competitive and overrepresented part of the applicant pool. So you will be competing against other Indians from IITs and 730+ GMAT scores who are 26 to 28 years of age, the sweet spot for an admit to an elite U.S. MBA program. Sorry about that. That fact that you were accepted at NYU Stern, however, is great news and you should take Stern up on that invite. You’ll be happy …

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