Financial Careers FAQs

  1. What are restricted shares?

  2. What does the de Minimis clause for investment advisers mean?

  3. How does FINRA differ from the SEC?

  4. How are savings & loan companies different from commercial banks?

  5. What do real estate attorneys do?

  6. Do I have to complete all exams within a certain period of time to receive the CFA charter?

  7. What is the difference between Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude?

  8. The FINRA Series 6 and Series 7 exams: The differences

  9. Do real estate agents need a degree?

  10. The Role of an Asset Manager in the Real Estate Market

  11. What's the average salary of a financial advisor?

  12. What are the benefits of an investment club and how can I find one?

  13. How does a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) affect my salary?

  14. What's the difference between outsourcing and insourcing?

  15. Human capital vs. physical capital: What is the difference?

  16. What is a blackout period?

  17. What is the difference between a buy-side analyst and a sell-side analyst?

  18. How Do Insiders Buy Stock at Below Market Value?

  19. What is the difference between a president and a CEO?

  20. The life of a stockbroker: a typical day

  21. How reliable are Glassdoor salaries?

  22. How did Richard Branson make his fortune?

  23. What's the difference between a CFA and a CPA?

  24. What is a trailing commission?

  25. Licenses for hedge fund manager

  26. How can I purchase stock directly from a company?

  27. What's the average salary of a chief financial officer (CFO)?

  28. What is a rainmaker?

  29. How are share prices set?

  30. How did Warren Buffett get started in business?

  31. What's the average salary for a finance major?

  32. What is real estate underwriting?

  33. What's a Typical Day for Someone in M&A?

  34. Consumer Confidence Vs. Consumer Sentiment

  35. What does a merger or acquisition mean for the target company's employees?

  36. How are real estate agents, brokers, and realtors different?

  37. What's the best way to contact Warren Buffett?

  38. Can I still pass the CFA Level I if I do poorly in the ethics section?

  39. Warren Buffett's history in school

  40. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

  41. Why did Howard Schultz decide to keep Starbucks a chain rather than allow franchising?

  42. Why Does Larry Page Pay Himself a $1 Salary?

  43. What is Tim Cook's Managerial Style?

  44. Can I Apply for an O-1 Visa If I Don't Get an H-1B?

  45. Investment Banking vs Private Equity

  46. What are the most common interview questions for banking/finance jobs?

  47. For which kind of jobs is having Magna Cum Laude most important?

  48. If I am looking to get an investment banking job, what education do employers prefer? MBA or CFA?

  49. What kinds of financial analysis jobs are there?

  50. What is the difference between an investment and a retail bank?

  51. What's the average salary of a loan officer?

  52. What is Warren Buffett's annual salary at Berkshire Hathaway?

  53. Can LLCs have employees?

  54. Are Cafeteria plans subject to FICA, ERISA or FUTA?

  55. Does working capital include salaries?

  56. Do financial advisors get drug tested?

  57. Do financial advisors have to be licensed?

  58. Do financial advisors need to meet quotas?

  59. How stressful is the typical corporate finance job?

  60. What should I study in school to prepare for a career in corporate finance?

  61. How is marginal propensity to save calculated?

  62. What are the SEC regulations on exercising stock options?

  63. How do I get started with a career in asset management?

  64. What's the difference between investment banks and commercial banks?

  65. How are margin calls regulated by the SEC?

  66. Who are Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) main competitors?

  67. Which consumer goods do Americans buy the most of?

  68. How is buying on margin regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?

  69. What's the average hourly wage of waiters and bartenders before tips

  70. How are asset management firms regulated?

  71. How many attempts at the series 7 test are permitted?

  72. What is the difference between a principle agent problem and moral hazard?

  73. What does the underwriter do in a new stock offering?

  74. Can private investors benefit from collateralized debt obligations (CDO)?

  75. What are my options if I fail my Series 63 exam?

  76. What economic indicators are important for investing in the automotive sector?

  77. I want a career in private equity. How can I get started?

  78. How long is the validity period for a Series 63 exam if I have not been registered?

  79. Are there any continuing education requirements for Series 63 exams?

  80. Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to sit for the Series 63 exam?

  81. How many people fail the series 63 exam every year?

  82. Why did Howard Schultz leave Starbucks, only to return eight years later? (SBUX)

  83. How did Tim Cook become head of Apple?

  84. Should commercial and investment banks be legally separated?

  85. Who were Bernard Baruch's greatest influencers?

  86. How do firms improve their employees' human capital?

  87. What is Tim Cook's career and educational background? (AAPL)

  88. What role do interpersonal skills play in the hiring process?

  89. How can investors use trends in the unemployment rate to evaluate the outlook of credit services companies?

  90. How do managers measure human capital?

  91. How do companies balance labor supply and demand in human resources planning?

  92. How does Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) assist in human resources planning?

  93. Why doesn't Warren Buffett name a successor for Berkshire Hathaway?

  94. Why do bankers incur risk when underwriting?

  95. Who benefits the most from prepaid expenses?

  96. What country spends the most on education?

  97. What are the SEC (Securities And Exchange Commission) rules about OTC (over-the-counter) transactions?

  98. How are labor demand forecasts made in human resources planning?

  99. How do companies measure labor supply in human resources planning?

  100. Do minimum wage laws make labor a fixed or variable cost?

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