Archives by Tag 'securities firm'

The Careerist

By - Last updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A few months ago, I discovered The Careerist and signed up for their daily emails.   In its own words: "The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering. Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't ...

Mary Susanne. The Story of My Career. My Own Business

By - Last updated: Friday, June 10, 2011

Mary Susanne continued: "My license from the OSC was to be effective on January 15, 1986, so I was leaving MICC after Christmas 1985 and starting my business in January 1986. I thought my first client was going to be the pension fund at MICC, however, just before Christmas, in fact as I was leaving for Christmas holidays, the secretary to the CEO at MICC came to see me.  She was so upset.  She said I just have to tell you this before I type the letter. The letter said that they would not give me the pension fund to manage. They were going to manage it themselves which they managed to make a mess of, but that's neither here ...

Mary Susanne. The Story of My Career. The Early Days

By - Last updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I asked Mary Susanne to provide me with a brief synopsis of her career.  She said:  "Well, I graduated in history and French. How did I end up in the investment business?  I had a grandfather and an uncle who had their own investment company and I guess it was in my genes.  And I had a grandfather who was an obstetrician who played the stock market, lost all his money in 1929 and made it all back again.  So the investment business was in my genes. After graduation, I worked in the summer of 1968 at Wood Gundy and then I worked for Wood Gundy in London, England with the "Cockney Sparrows" in the cage and normally they don't ...

Hilary. Career Milestones, Obstacles, Difficulties and Road Blocks

By - Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2011

I asked Hilary about the milestones which stand out when she looks back at her career and what she learned from them. She said: "There were a lot of milestones and I always took them.  I was never shy about celebrating myself.  There wasn't necessarily someone around to give me a clap on the back and that really wasn't what I required anyway.  So every once in a while you'd look up and both parents were gone and it's like, well, I hope they're up there, I hope they realize what's gone down here. There were times when there were a couple of... I don't want to call them sales awards... but citations for me as a sales person.  There ...