Mr. Lost Trader
Pretty typical ivy league/STEM background. 5 year trading experience at Optiver US and looking to transition into PE. Never really had a career path or a clear goal in mind. Over the past few years, personal interests in trading and the overall compensation really became my only career priority. Trying to use MBA as an opportunity to reset.
Undergrad School: Brown Univeristy
Undergrad Major: Statistics
Age: 27, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Extracurriculars: Alumni interviewer for the admission office
Title: Derivative Trader
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 5 yrs
Big Life Wins:
Survived as a prop trader in one of the prestigious firms in the industry and am responsible for 10% of the daily volume in several products. This year’s comp will be around 800k. Strong track record and PnL, so it’s relatively easy for me to transition to VP/Director level positions at an investment bank as an alternative.
Post MBA Goal:
Getting into a fundamental investing/Asset management role at a global fund.
Target School: Stanford GSB