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Old Mar 17th 2011, 3:53 pm   #91
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ok, im seeing him tonight and i will ask. PS i bet my mate is more senior that your senior friends
You're still quite funny.

FTR it is 65 days but you only really get 4 weeks but get the rest paid out.

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You're still quite funny.

FTR it is 65 days but you only really get 4 weeks but get the rest paid out.

hate to argue (NOT) but my superiorlysenior mate gets more that 4 weeks.

Id love to work for that company, i could tell you a few more things but as he is that senior i would blow his cover..

okay, he is the teaboy.
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hate to argue (NOT) but my superiorlysenior mate gets more that 4 weeks.

Id love to work for that company, i could tell you a few more things but as he is that senior i would blow his cover..

okay, he is the teaboy.
Can't really reply to this without looking like a nob! So i'll just ask you to re read what i said about getting it paid out.
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Hello mates,

I have a quick question, I am a Financial analyst with 1 year experience (0.5 years at an investment bank, and 0.5 years in an SWF) and I am currently in the process of completing my MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leicester. I am currently interested into joining either ADIA or Mubadala, due to their aggressive strategies. I am a single male, and 25 years old.

If anyone can help me in the process of applying their that would be fantastic, or maybe give me some tips and tricks. I have tried searching google for such tips and tricks, and apparently, no luck.

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Hello mates,

I have a quick question, I am a Financial analyst with 1 year experience (0.5 years at an investment bank, and 0.5 years in an SWF) and I am currently in the process of completing my MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leicester. I am currently interested into joining either ADIA or Mubadala, due to their aggressive strategies. I am a single male, and 25 years old.

If anyone can help me in the process of applying their that would be fantastic, or maybe give me some tips and tricks. I have tried searching google for such tips and tricks, and apparently, no luck.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

M.
Contact Matthew Hurn at Mubadala directly. He's Group Treasurer. Phone the main switchboard to get his e-mail address.

Be warned though - Mubadala are VERY demanding..............
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Hello mates,

I have a quick question, I am a Financial analyst with 1 year experience (0.5 years at an investment bank, and 0.5 years in an SWF) and I am currently in the process of completing my MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leicester. I am currently interested into joining either ADIA or Mubadala, due to their aggressive strategies. I am a single male, and 25 years old.

If anyone can help me in the process of applying their that would be fantastic, or maybe give me some tips and tricks. I have tried searching google for such tips and tricks, and apparently, no luck.

Thanks in advance.

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get more work experience first.
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Contact Matthew Hurn at Mubadala directly. He's Group Treasurer. Phone the main switchboard to get his e-mail address.

Be warned though - Mubadala are VERY demanding..............
or the head of project & structured finance:

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He must be very good...only has a BA from a shit US university. No Wharton or HBS MBA to save him. Not bad.

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He must be very good...only has a BA from a shit US university. No Wharton or HBS MBA to save him. Not bad.
in fairness. He is excellent - probably one of the best out here.

Even if he is totally deluded about the role of bond finance in project finance.
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Hi, read some posts relating to ADIA.

Just had a telephone interview for a role out there. Wanted to understand what the 3 hour psychometric test involves. Believe this is a tough process. Any thoughts/advise.

Considering a move to Abu Dhabi, always been based in London, and working in several major banks here. Married with a little one. Looking at my next opportunity. I have read mixed posts in terms of moving, but is there something I should specifically be asking/looking for.

Appreciate all your comments.
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How did the 3 hour assessment go? Has anyone else attended the 3 hour assessment for ADIA? I have one coming up and am interested in knowing more about the numerical and logic tests, are they as tough as the usual investment banking tests?

Thanks in advance!!
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He must be very good...only has a BA from a shit US university. No Wharton or HBS MBA to save him. Not bad.
where you study has no effect on how intelligent you are.

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Hi Guys

Dont wanna be a pain (and sorry if I am being one) but any information you can provide on the ADIA assessment centre run by PDI Ninth House in London will be very helpful. Im told there will be a series of tests and interviews, can anyone shed any more light?

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Dont wanna be a pain (and sorry if I am being one) but any information you can provide on the ADIA assessment centre run by PDI Ninth House in London will be very helpful. Im told there will be a series of tests and interviews, can anyone shed any more light?

Thanks for your assistance!!
are you trying to cheat?
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Dont wanna be a pain (and sorry if I am being one) but any information you can provide on the ADIA assessment centre run by PDI Ninth House in London will be very helpful. Im told there will be a series of tests and interviews, can anyone shed any more light?

Thanks for your assistance!!
Hello

I applied for a role at ADIA back in early 2010.
The interviews are OK - standard stuff. Going over your experience, talking through the CV and aking you about ADIA.

The assessment centre tests are quite challenging. The numerical and verbal reasoniong tests are fine - not too difficult.
I found the abstract logic test the toughest. They use a test book from the early 1980s. The abstract reasoning is different from the computer based numerical and verbal reasoning tests as it is paper based.

The best thing is to practise as many abstract reasoning - essentially spotting pattern in diagrams - tests as you can under timed conditions.
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