"After starring in the Million Dollar Traders BBC documentary, I am
often contacted by students who want to work with me in my Hedge Fund.
If only they followed some of the strategies that Simon Dixon outlines
in this book, they would stand a much better chance." --Lex van Dam, Hedge Fund Manager and author of 'How To Make Money Trading'.
"Having built a successful career in trading, I wish that I had been
handed this book when I was a student, my path to success would have
been cut in half. Simon shows you step by step how to make it in
banking and finance the entrepreneurial way and build a brand, rather
than a job. This will save you years." --Tom Hougaard, world famous trader as seen on Bloomberg, CNN and BBC.
"Having spent a year with the biggest Chicago pit traders and seen
first hand how careers have been destroyed or super-charged due to
changes in how to climb to the top in trading, those who have survived
the changes have adapted using some of the strategies that Simon Dixon
outlines in this book.
I would love to give a copy of this book to all the traders that I
know who have experienced less fortune.
A great guide to both the psychology and strategy of the most
successful in banking and finance and a must read for any ambitious
student." --James Allen Smith, Director of the movie 'Floored' based on the true stories of Chicago floor traders
"I once encountered a manager who when recruiting subsequent to
receiving huge numbers of CVs halved the pile and dumped one half in
the waste paper basket unread. When questioned about this process his
answer was 'I don't want to recruit someone that is unlucky'! It was a
harsh selection process. I hope anyone who reads this book does not encounter similar recruitment policies.
In the case of finding a job you can however improve your 'luck'.
Exhibiting knowledge of the firm, the job and the sphere of work
together with a professional CV can improve your chances of success
many fold. Simon Dixon's book is invaluable for anyone seeking a job
in today's employment climate." --Peter Hargreaves, founder and CEO of FTSE Wealth Management Institution Hargreaves Lansdown
"An invaluable guide to making it big in banking and finance. Written
specifically for the new generation graduate trying to make sense of
the post credit crunch economy, it takes a truly original approach to
careers advice. Rather than churning out the same old platitudes it
gives a step by step guide to success based on genuine insider
insights." --Mike Harris, founding CEO of three multi billion pound business including the first internet bank, Egg, and the first telephone bank, First Direct.
About the Author
Simon Dixon has helped many thousands climb to the top in Banking and Finance after founding the worlds leading training and consultancy company for students and graduates seeking careers in banking and fi nance, Benedix. As the founder of Metal Monkey Private Equity, Simon has become recognised for his contribution towards the development of Banking and Finance.Through his work with students, he has guest spoke at hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide, as well as being featured on Channel 4, BBC and Bloomberg sharing his journey from tea boy to Stock Broker, to City Trader, to Investment Banker to CEO, all before the age of 30.As an active campaigner and consultant on the need for banking and monetary reform, he has written for publication like the Financial Times and City AM.As CEO of Metal Monkey Private Equity, specialising in new and innovative forms of banking, Simon also works with businesses to help them adapt to market changes.