Financial Careers FAQs

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

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

  3. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

  4. How did Richard Branson make his fortune?

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

  6. Is it possible to take the Series 6 exam without being sponsored?

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

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

  9. What is Tim Cook's Managerial Style?

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

  11. What are Major Differences Between Investment Banking and Private Equity?

  12. What's the Best Way to Contact Warren Buffett?

  13. Warren Buffett's History in School

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

  15. Other than accounting, what does a corporate finance job involve?

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

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

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

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

  20. What kinds of financial analysis jobs are there?

  21. How can I find an investment club in my area?

  22. How reliable are Glassdoor salaries?

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

  24. What is the difference between a savings & loan company and a bank?

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

  26. What's the average salary of a market research analyst?

  27. What types of companies hire a chartered financial analyst (CFA)?

  28. What is a typical day in the life of a stockbroker, from start to finish?

  29. How can I purchase stocks directly from a company?

  30. What are the Differences Among a Real Estate Agent, a Broker and a Realtor?

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

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

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

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

  35. How to Get from CIO or CFO to CEO

  36. Can LLCs have employees?

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

  38. Does working capital include salaries?

  39. Do financial advisors have to find their own clients?

  40. Do financial advisors get drug tested?

  41. Do financial advisors need to pass the Series 7 exam?

  42. Do financial advisors have to be licensed?

  43. Do financial advisors need to meet quotas?

  44. Do financial advisors need to be approved by FINRA?

  45. Does a financial advisor need an MBA?

  46. Do financial advisors work only in banks?

  47. How does comprehensive income get reported on my 1040?

  48. What protections are in place for a whistleblower?

  49. How does a broker decide which customers are eligible to open a margin account?

  50. How can an investment banker switch to a career in corporate finance?

  51. What is the difference between AGI (adjusted gross income) and gross income?

  52. What are the best MBA programs for corporate finance?

  53. How stressful is the typical corporate finance job?

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

  55. How is marginal propensity to save calculated?

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

  57. Why is the Nasdaq more heavily weighted to tech stocks than other stock exchanges?

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

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

  60. What are restricted shares?

  61. How are margin calls regulated by the SEC?

  62. How can I buy shares in the primary market?

  63. What should a whistleblower do if their employer retaliates?

  64. What are employee share purchase plans?

  65. Why should investors research the C-suite executives of a company?

  66. If I have only a limited amount of time to study for the Series 6, what should I focus on?

  67. How does an underwriter syndicate work together on an initial public offering (IPO)?

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

  69. How many years can structural unemployment last?

  70. What are some classes I can take to prepare for the Series 6 exam?

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

  72. What developed countries have the highest concentration in the banking sector?

  73. How does the always be closing (ABC) strategy benefit a salesperson's sales funnel?

  74. What factors are the primary drivers of share prices in the internet sector?

  75. What are some common questions an interviewer may ask during an interview for a position at an investment bank?

  76. What are the differences between the Series 6 exam and the Series 7 exam?

  77. What qualities are necessary to be an effective member of the c-suite in a publicly-traded company?

  78. I completed the Series 6, do I have to complete the entire Series 7?

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

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

  81. Which professional athletes are on pace to join Michael Jordan as billionaires?

  82. How are asset management firms regulated?

  83. Do I need a class to take the Series 63 exam?

  84. How are Rupert Murdoch's holdings distributed?

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

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

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

  88. How does agency theory propose to deal with the agency problem?

  89. I have passed the Series 63 and FINRA Series 7, but would like to become licensed as an investment advisor. Should I take the Series 65 or Series 66?

  90. I decided not to take the Series 63 exam. Can I get a refund?

  91. Where do I take the Series 63 examination?

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

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

  94. How much time can I expect to spend on studying for the Series 63 exam?

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

  96. Why does executive compensation facilitate when a company buys back its stock?

  97. What should I bring to the Series 63 exam?

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

  99. What are some ways employers can reduce employee turn over?

  100. Can you trade securities before you pass the Series 63 exam?

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