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If money was not an issue…

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    • Reena
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      Say $100m just landed in your account (for whatever reason) – what would you do from now (if there’s any changes) and why?

      Besides the initial chicken dance 😀

    • MattyJ
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      Delta hedge it as I would need it converted to Sterling.

    • Sarah
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      Start my own hedge fund!

    • hairyfairy
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      Start my own hedge fund!

      Ooo that would be fun.

      Me? I’d go into business. I’d have a free pass to try crazy risky businesses. I’ll save $20m or so for ongoing expenses 🙂

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      I’ll start a chocolate factory.

    • Reena
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      I’ll start a chocolate factory.


      @Nan
      , that would be epic!

    • Reena
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      Start my own hedge fund!

      Any specific asset classes or sectors you’d specialise in @diya?

    • Sarah
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      @Reena Green Energy.

    • Reena
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      Nice @Diya! That’s a big aspiration. My goals are rather small, I’ll set some aside for rainy day, then travel! The world is so huge I haven’t seen much of it yet…

    • Zee Tan
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      Fellas – one picture says it all for me.

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      @Zee if you get your own suit be sure to demo for us 😛

    • Reena
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      on the bright side, Ironman3 is coming out soon 🙂

    • imdnextbuffet
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      Fellas – one picture says it all for me.

      Totally!!! I have same aspirations. plus a school for kids

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      Like @diya, I would like to start my own fund. I’m not sure if it would be a hedge fund though. I would like to try my hand at private equity.

    • Zee Tan
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      Jokes aside – I’d start a business as well. It’d be nice to be able to try anything you want.

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      I’ll start a chocolate factory.


      @nan
      : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury_World

    • christine
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      If I had $100m…even if I live an additional 100 years that still gives me a million a year to spend. I’d be tempted to just enjoy life and pursue every bloody hobby I’ve ever wanted to try.

      I’d still do the same things I’ve been doing day-to-day – just that this time I have no money obligations. Yay!

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      Like @diya, I would like to start my own fund. I’m not sure if it would be a hedge fund though. I would like to try my hand at private equity.

      It is a hedge fund in green energy so I have an excuse to go to Germany and since I’ll bring money hopefully they won’t kick me out of the country while I am busying exploring their castles. I also want to check out their education system, apparently they are the best.

      Hedge fund is just an excuse…

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      Like @diya, I would like to start my own fund. I’m not sure if it would be a hedge fund though. I would like to try my hand at private equity.

      It is a hedge fund in green energy so I have an excuse to go to Germany and since I’ll bring money hopefully they won’t kick me out of the country while I am busying exploring their castles. I also want to check out their education system, apparently they are the best.

      Hedge fund is just an excuse…

      I go to Germany a lot. Used to anyway. Ja. Any particular reason you want to go to Germany?

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      @Zee mostly because of the autobahn and the beautiful cars. It is also very scenic and I did a lot of research on Germany and their green energy program way back when I was in high school. Their achievement is amazing and I just want to see everything I read up close.

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      @diya I should introduce you to my friend – he works for Need for Speed and all he seems to do is test supercars in their special test circuits.

      I don’t know much about German green energy efforts, but they are quite environmentally conscious!

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      @Zee I haven’t even met your friend yet but I already like him. Is he cute 😛

      It is rather sad Canada doesn’t have a formula 1 racetrack…

    • AjFinance
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      @Reena Something that reflects your topic 🙂

      youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8nif01WZ9aI

    • Sophie Macon
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      @diya, what defines cute though? – Ryan Gosling? Tom Cruise? Jason Statham? 😛

    • Sophie Macon
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      It’s true @Diya, when I was in Germany, they made me pay extra 20 cents or something for a 1 euro bottle of water in the supermarkets, and only return the 20 cents if you bring back the empty bottle to recycle!

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      Such interesting answers, seems like we are mostly in the field we enjoy to begin with, not significant change in behaviour if one hits the jackpot!

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      @Zee I haven’t even met your friend yet but I already like him. Is he cute 😛

      It is rather sad Canada doesn’t have a formula 1 racetrack…


      @sophie
      I’m going to let you be the judge of whether he’s cute or not (she’s met him before) – I think he is! But let the girl decide…

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      @Zee I haven’t even met your friend yet but I already like him. Is he cute 😛

      It is rather sad Canada doesn’t have a formula 1 racetrack…


      @sophie
      I’m going to let you be the judge of whether he’s cute or not (she’s met him before) – I think he is! But let the girl decide…

      This is the rarest of topics in a CFA forum – a bunch of girls discussing whether a guy is cute. Usually it’s the other way around…ish

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      @diya, what defines cute though? – Ryan Gosling? Tom Cruise? Jason Statham? 😛

      Not Jason Statham @Sophie I am curious, what is your take on him. I still like that fact that he is involved with fast and shiny cars.


      @hairyfairy
      we try to keep things interesting so you keep on coming. Also realize I’ve never seen the guy.

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      Become an angel investor, setup a VC, start a not for profit, get a couple off shore accounts 😉

    • Sophie Macon
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      Forewarning guys – *girl chat*

      LOL @Diya – I love Ryan Gosling! @zee and I have this theory that Canada seems to produce all these good looking actors, e.g. Ryan Reynolds, Cobie Smulders, Ellen Page, Rachel Mcadams etc

      Anyways, I digress. Jason Statham is all right, he fantastic in gangster films and does kickass, but he isn’t Ryan Gosling ;;) Oh and the guy @zee mentioned?

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      I still like that fact that he is involved with fast and shiny cars.

      You have no idea…I’m not a car freak so I can’t really relate, but when he talks about work that’s basically it – Aston Marton, Lamborghini, etc etc.

      If you think about it, video-gaming is the best way to get into the ‘play with supercars’ business because the prettier and fancier, the more likely they are to feature in video games!

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      Start a business of my choice (so many its going to take a while to decide, but hey! i have the time and the money :D) and like @christine said, i’m going to pursue every bloody hobby i have.

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      If I had $100m…even if I live an additional 100 years that still gives me a million a year to spend. I’d be tempted to just enjoy life and pursue every bloody hobby I’ve ever wanted to try.

      I’d still do the same things I’ve been doing day-to-day – just that this time I have no money obligations. Yay!

      Reminds me of The Lotus Eater.

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      Except that I plan to plan for my natural death @zee!

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      Now I know I can trust @Zee’s judgement on guys lol

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      @diya you trust @sophie initially but not @zee? what’s that about 😀

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      @artyeasel Sophie is a girl, enough said. lol

    • Zee Tan
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      @diya sexist.

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      @Zee … but I meant no ill will against you!
      I can’t even think of a way to defend myself against that *sigh*
      Fine! I’m horrible!

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      @zee bully.

    • Zee Tan
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      @diya @christine Fine! I’m horrible too! :((

      lol

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      and @Zee we can hug it out xD

    • Reena
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      and @Zee we can hug it out xD

      Man, I gotta learn from master @diya – scoring guys like a boss 😉

      Time to whip out the moonwalk dance =))

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