Getting to Know How a Corporate Bank is Structured

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Good sources which provide adequate explanation about corporate banks are very limited, whilst sources that discuss investment banks are readily available everywhere. As someone who successfully made a jump into corporate banking, I dedicate this post to those who are interested in starting a career in a corporate bank or those who wants to know more about corporate banking industry. Continue reading »

How I Passed CFA Level 1 in 4 Months with Non-finance Degree

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Before I made a leap of faith to Corporate Banking, I had heard about the notoriety of CFA examination which only passes < 50% of its test takers. There is no passing score, but instead you are graded on bell curve against your peers. Intimidated, I did not study at all, and failed my first attempt on Jun-15. I recouped, intensely studied for 4 months while working full time, and finally passed CFA Level 1 examination on Dec-15. Continue reading »

Reality Check on Amway: Is It a Scam?

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One day, a friend (“prospector”) whom you barely knew contacted you for the so-called business opportunity. Having piqued your interest, the prospector set up a meeting with you on a nearby cafe. The confident-looking prospector opened the chat with why it was better to have a business on your own, and fluently described a very good opportunity to exploit. He then took out a product catalogue and asked you: “have you ever heard of Amway?”.

Are you here because you were invited to join? And you start to wonder, is Amway a scam?
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