Author Archives: TheFinanceNerd

My experience with the Open University (OU), Part 1

If you are reading this post, chances are that you might be considering studying at the Open University (OU) and you are searching online for information to help you make your final decision. 6 months ago I was in your … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

It is very common to hear that public speaking ranks high among the list of things that we might fear. Some studies have also looked into claims about the fear of public speaking ranking above the fear of death[1]. The … Continue reading

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The World Quant University (WQU): Application and Overview

A free MSc in Financial Engineering sounds crazy but it looks like this is exactly what World Quant University seems to be doing. With an ethical goal of making education globally accessible to capable students, regardless of their financial situation, … Continue reading

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LSE Masters in Finance (full-time and part-time) Part 2: Year 1

Back in June, I wrote Part 1 of this post where I provided some introductory information regarding the course. Part 2 will focus more on the contents of the course along with some feedback regarding the difficulty and some tips … Continue reading

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Working with recruiters (as a candidate)

As a financial professional, you will reach that stage in your career where you start getting emails and calls from recruiters regarding new job opportunities. What do you do? How can you best maximise your interactions with recruiters to achieve … Continue reading

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5 Popular Stocks in Japan that Offer Yutai Gifts (July & August 2020 Update)

In this post I will present to you my yutai stock picks for July and August 2020. It’s worth noting that July wasn’t a yutai heavy month, especially compared to August and September. Yutai investing might be fun but without … Continue reading

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My Experience in Joining a Toastmasters Club

This is a post for those people who are considering joining a Toastmasters club. If you are not familiar with Toastmasters, I would summarise it by saying that it provides a structured format and friendly environment for people who want … Continue reading

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LSE Masters in Finance (full-time and part-time) Part 1: The Application Stage

IntroductionThis post will cover LSE’s MSc in Finance and it will be divided into 3 separate parts: (1) Application Stage (2) Year 1 (3) Year 3. Having graduated from the course myself, I would like to share some information which … Continue reading

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5 Popular Stocks in Japan that Offer Yutai Gifts (June 2020 Update)

A year ago I posted Top 5 Popular Stocks in Japan that Offer Yutai Gifts where I shared a popular list of yutai stocks. Given the interest received for that post, I created an updated list for 2020 that I … Continue reading

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The FRM Exam

The FRM which stands for “Financial Risk Manager” is a designation awarded by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals). The qualification is highly respected by risk practitioners and provides candidates with a solid understanding and appreciation for the subject of … Continue reading

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