DiscoverThe Wall Street Skinny
The Wall Street Skinny
Claim Ownership

The Wall Street Skinny

Author: Kristen and Jen

Subscribed: 49Played: 659
Share

Description

This podcast is a smart and entertaining peek into the world of investment banking, sales & trading, private equity, hedge funds and more. Hosted by two lifelong friends with a passion for teaching, and over two decades of experience on Wall Street.  Discover the basics, ranging from “what is investment banking?” to “what moves markets?".  Learn about different roles and exit opportunities, and get tips on how to land the job.  Our mission is to make the world of Wall Street accessible to everyone, while keeping things relatable and fun.

Whether your goal is to work on Wall Street, or if you have NO idea what any of those things are and just want to learn some basics, this podcast is for you.

78 Episodes
Reverse
Today we are speaking with Zoe Cruz, who was the Head of the Fixed Income Division at Morgan Stanley when Jen started her career as a summer intern back in 2005, and who ultimately went on to become President of the firm when Kristen started full-time at MS in 2007. She rose to the absolute upper echelons of high finance at a time when it was virtually unheard of for a woman to reach that level of leadership.Zoe has an incredible story. She started her Wall Street career as a youn...
Today we sit down with Justin Resnick, a Managing Director at Evercore to discuss private equity secondaries --- one of the fastest growing, yet least understood segments of the private capital world. He explains the evolution of secondaries and their function as a tool for managing distress and success in equal measure. We talk about the explosive growth in the industry, the shifts in philosophy amongst GPs and LPs, and the widespread buy-in from many of the biggest names in Priv...
"The Skinny On..." the Paramount deal that is now OFF, inflation data, turning 40, and more!Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok at @thewallstreetskinnyhttps://www.instagram.com/thewallstreetskinny/
Our long awaited Bankers vs. Lawyers podcast episode! Wondering about the differences and similarities between traditionally "good" jobs like doctor, banker, and lawyer? Or maybe how to transition from a career in law to one in high finance? We are going to pull back the curtain and explore the business, lifestyle, and culture of "big law", while debunking the myths and misconceptions you may have from watching popular shows like "Suits", "Law and Order", and "The Good Wife". Today's episode ...
The Skinny on ECB Cutting Rates, GameStop Continued and Being "Too Thin"Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok at @thewallstreetskinnyhttps://www.instagram.com/thewallstreetskinny/
In the second of our three SALT iConnections interview series, we sat down with Ty Wallach, a living legend in the credit investing world. Ty was a partner and portfolio manager at Oak Hill and Paulson, two of the most successful and famous names in investing over the past three decades, and is currently the CIO of Credit at Atlas Merchant Capital.We spoke with Ty about his role as an investor in both the debt and equity during the Caesars Palace Coup (check out episodes 39, 40 and 41 f...
The Skinny On T+1 Settlement Changes, Citi's Fat Finger Trade, Hedge Fund fundraising woes, and Private Credit!Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok at @thewallstreetskinnyhttps://www.instagram.com/thewallstreetskinny/
Live from SALT iConnections in NYC, we are joined by Anthony Scaramucci, a financial, political, and pop culture icon here in America. Anthony worked at Goldman Sachs, is the founder of SkyBridge Capital (a global alternatives investment firm), and is the founder of the SALT iConnections cap intro conference...but is possibly most infamous for his 11 day stint as the White House Communications Director during the Trump administration. Particularly timely as many gear up for their summer...
We're BACK from a whirlwind 48 hours in NYC, fully rested and ready to give you the skinny on the latest in global markets. First, a quick recap of our adventures at one of the world's largest cap intro conferences, where we got to chat with some of the industry's greatest thought leaders and meet new friends throughout the industry. Next up, a quick note on today's Bloomberg article (linked below) discussing the decoupling of Gold and US Treasuries for the first time in 50 years....
We talk about Hedge Fund, Private Equity, and other "Alternative" Investment Funds all the time. But we don't always stop to ask, "how do they get all their money?" In this episode, we sat down with CEO of iConnections Ron Biscardi to explore the world of "Cap Intro": the ecosystem within which capital --- meaning, the money from pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, family offices etc --- gets allocated to fund managers in the Alts space. We learn abo...
In today's episode we share our thoughts on the new Ghat-GPT4o update in light of Apple's controversial commercial, our thoughts on the difference between gambling and investing in light of the GameStop / AMC resurgence, and finally the intersection of golf and finance. Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok at @thewallstreetskinnyhttps://www.instagram.com/thewallstreetskinny/
We often talk about institutional investors as the allocators of capital to the public and private markets. They are huge, active participants driving supply and demand dynamics in the fixed income and equity markets, and they often make sizable investments as LPs in private equity and private credit funds. But what exactly are they trying to accomplish, and why?We sat down with John Normand --- the former head of Cross-Asset Strategy at JP Morgan and the current head of Investmen...
Today's episode is a bit lighter. We get into what it means that "FTX found the money" as well as catch up about some super random stuff including the Tom Brady roast, NYC comedy clubs, Broadway, musical instruments, and our personal phobias. Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok at @thewallstreetskinnyhttps://www.instagram.com/thewallstreetskinny/
Many assume that those who are skilled in high finance are also experts in personal finance and managing their own money. But NOTHING could be further from the truth! We sat down with Katy Song, a former Investment Banker and published author, who is the Chief Financial Planner for Domain Money (a new financial planning company that is revolutionizing the approach to personal finance) to understand the role and career path of a financial planner, explore the different challenges p...
In this week's edition of "The Skinny On", we get into an update on the Fed, Jen rants about bank balance sheet reqs, and Kristen gives you the skinny on the drama unfolding at Paramount amid merger talks with SkyDance and Apollo.Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok at @thewallstreetskinnyhttps://www.instagram.com/thewallstreetskinny/
Credit Strategy: how does it work, who are the players, and what are the career opportunities? Today we are discussing the structure of the Credit Strategy desk at an Investment Bank with Dominique Toublan, head of US Credit Strategy at Barclays Capital. We discuss how you approach the vast world of corporate bonds and distill trends as a strategist, how you reconcile investor sentiment with supply/demand dynamics, and what role are you serving within the ecosystem of Wall Street....
In today's episode we give you the Skinny on PCE (Personal consumption expenditures), we define "Risk Off", we chat about the news that Kim Kardashian has only raised $120mm of her $1-$2Bn target for her Skky Partners PE fund, talk Netflix and Meta earnings and finally share our take on the TikTok ban.Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok at @thewallstreetskinnyhttps://www.instagram.com/thewallstreetskinny/
So many finance hopefuls dream of a career in Private Equity. But what do you actually DO during your internship, starting out as a full-time Analyst, or as an Associate? How do those roles differ at a mega fund vs. a smaller firm? Are there advantages to starting out in Private Equity vs. doing a tour of duty at an Investment Bank or MBB consulting firm? We sat down with Karina Petrunova, a current Private Equity Associate at Charles Thayne Capital, a lower middle mar...
In this week's episode we talk about the market's response to geopolitical risks, Jane Street's atypical transparency around Q1 earnings ahead of their bond issuance, and what to do if you get laid off from your Wall Street job. Follow us on Instagram and Tik Tok at @thewallstreetskinnyhttps://www.instagram.com/thewallstreetskinny/
Want to understand commercial real estate investing? Real estate banking? What about starting your own investment bank? Or succeeding in the upper echelons of finance while raising young children? How about ALL OF THE ABOVE?We are joined today by Deborah Smith, CEO and co-founder of a boutique investment bank specializing in real estate advisory, to explore the 101s of CRE investing and deal making, as well as the monumental challenge of starting your own investment bank.&nb...
loading
Comments (1)

Phillip Gold

Great podcast, it was interesting to listen to. I think books about cryptocurrencies and trading are great, but they are not suitable for real trading, especially for beginners. That's why I use https://nonbank.io/. I like the fact that I can connect a hardware wallet to my unbanked account, which provides offline storage of private keys and protection from online threats.

May 24th
Reply