Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Today I finished the capital markets exam. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After Aspen, suddenly, spring appeared. No more cold, dark or snow. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After a 10-day break I am back in New York. It is 8.55 am and I am about to leave home. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Finally, here I am. Josh’s home. A super cool home in a beautiful spot in Aspen. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Should I spend or should I not? Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Ok. Just two hours of the strategy exam. I think (or I would like to think) I did pretty well in it. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Just finished the accounting mid term. I only know two things: 1. I did actually learn much more accounting than I had imagined possible and 2. I am really, really happy the exam is over. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I volunteered to help in the Columbia Investment Management Association conference, but it was not all born out of kindness. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

After making some money in the markets this week (selling some corporate bonds in Argentina for clients, Irsa US dollar denominated bonds for those interested) I can happily say that I am planning a trip to Miami after the mid terms without regret. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I will have to pick a stock for next week for the Cima club, to be able to apply to value investing later. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

It has been an intense week. From visiting a hedge fund manager on Friday morning to spending time with a friend who is staying with me. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Columbia is a full time job. I realise that there is just not enough time. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

The Catcher in the Rye was the first book that I really enjoyed. With that book, at the age of 13, I realised that a good book is really good when you would rather keep reading than watch TV. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I read in the Financial Times the other day: “An increasing amount of money should be directed into emerging markets in the next 10 years as investors realise they can buy better value at a better price and lower risk than developed markets, says Mark Mobius, fund manager of Temit and executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management”. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Finally I have the time to write a few lines and it feels really good after a very intense weekend that finished just a couple of minutes ago. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

YESS! I have a good (very good indeed) wi fi signal; I am writing the FT blog at a subway station. I am now about to return home from a cafe where I was finishing my accounting homework for tomorrow morning. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

An exemption from stats = I don’t have classes on Friday = I can enjoy without regret the happy hours at Uris on the university campus every Thursday evening. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Finally, against my will, I went to Ikea. Julien (my friend from school who lives one block away from my home) needed almost everything while I only really needed a reasonable couch (at a low price). Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I have just finished my exemption exam for statistics and I am now finishing something that must be delivered to the professor tomorrow. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I didn’t want to go to Ikea. I really didn’t, so I just did not go. I went to another store, a little bit more expensive, but nearer my home and much more accessible and less crowded. Read more