Of all the species that exist in New York City, none is more enigmatic than the finance bro (or finance lady-bro, as the case may be). These elusive beings actually live on the island of Manhattan (BELOW 96th Street), they spell subway “t-a-x-i,” and they drink booze during hours that aren’t specifically “happy.” This is because... they can afford it. They have ALL the dollars. And the rest of New York hates them.
Question is, do we hate them because we really just don't understand them? Only one way to find out: here are 16 things you don't know about them, according to them.
1. We have our own language
“IRR, returns, P&L, Sharpe, performance... these are all just ways to say, ‘Did you make money? Yes? How much?’” - Ben
2. We have a “time of the month”
“Don’t ask me out during month-end/quarter-end reporting. And don’t even look towards my direction during year-end reporting.” - Jonathan