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Rewind - Hedge Fund Investment Pitch + Q&A

In case you missed our January 10th webinar entitled Hedge Fund Investment Pitch, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO homepage on this date: (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our Video Library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with John? Click below:

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Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions

WSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted.com on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions:

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We are a boutique investment bank that has developed an expertise in working with smaller capitalization companies, special situation investments and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs(tm)), a concept we pioneered and developed that involves publicly-traded, industry-specific acquisition vehicles. Member FINRA & SIPC http://www.sipc.org/ http://www.finra.org/

Job Description:
We are seeking to hire an experienced investment banking analyst

Job Start Date: 
03/01/2016
Compensation: 
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What IBs are not laying off/freezing hires currently?

Several investment banks are currently either laying off people and/or freezing hires. From this point of view, what firm should I aim for when looking for an analyst position in corpfin?

2015 Investment Banking Interview Prep Pack PLUS ...New updated version just released!

We are excited to announce a brand new new and improved 2015 investment banking interview Prep Pack, just in time for recruiting season!

As always, we keep improving our resources at least once a year to make sure we are staying on top of current trends. This version includes countless more investment banking related webinars in the WSO Video Library and thousands of more interview insights in the WSO Company Database...curious what's included in our new full "PLUS" package that can give you an edge?

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...as always, if you are a previous customer, to get the new version free all you have to do is e-mail Ivy@wallstreetoasis.com and she'll send it your way :-)

Good luck this recruiting season!
Patrick Curtis
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Summer Associate Advice

I'm looking for some advice in how to handle a situation with summer associate recruiting.

I'm a real estate development graduate student with a leasing and then acquisitions background. A few weeks ago, I interviewed with a major real estate development company to hopefully get a summer development associate role. Instead, most likely due to my resume to this point, they seemed to immediately push me toward Asset Management.

WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!

Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!:

Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a private equity resume template, click here..

For those of you looking to make sure your CV format is clean and make sure that your investment banking resume is polished, we have a great sample resume you can now use free of charge (attached to this post below). We know how competitive internship applications and summer analyst positions are nowadays, so we're hoping this gives you an even bigger edge in recruiting.

After seeing members consistently reference other resume templates in the public resume review forum (that are good but inferior in our opinion), we have decided to release the WSO resume template for free to the public. This is the same CV template we use in all of our the WSO resume reviews with experienced finance professionals.

Join the WSO Resume Review Team

We are looking to add several Resume Reviewers to the WSO Resume Review team.

Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of professional experience in Investment Banking or other financial field, IB and/or PE background preferred
  • Previous experience screening resumes, experience with IB resumes preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to make the client happy
  • More info:

    Impact Investing 101: Trainings I wish I had known about in Business School

    I went to London Business School primarily to transition from working for the Clinton Foundation to a job in impact investing. At London Business School, I used a variety of resources at my disposal to improve my financial acumen. I built financial models for school assignments, enrolled in extra-curricular valuation courses run by Wall Street Prep, and participated in a school-wide private equity competition.

    However, during my first year of business school I didn't find the companies or business models particularly interesting. That changed when I had to evaluate impact investments in my summer internship. While reviewing the financial projections for a network of private schools in South Africa and interviewing impact fund managers in Southeast Asia, I began to understand how the concepts I had studied could create social impact. My summer internship in investment advisory was my first exposure to impact investing and confirmed my interest in the sector.

    Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non Targets

    Hi Folks,

    I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know.

    First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a data room sales rep with an extensive background in cold contacting (email/phone) investment bankers internationally. If you're working on M&A teams in North America there is a good chance I've called you. I've managed to create a pretty big network primarily from cold contacting so I'm here to offer basic sales tips and insights on methods that may work for you.

    Note: I highly recommend reading the book How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. It's a pretty quick read that will help you understand how people communicate and how to leverage it to your will.

    Disclaimer: I know very little about the recruiting cycles in banking and less about what specific traits/achievements recruiters look for. If anyone who has been through the process wants to chime in I will be happy to edit this post to create a better resource.

    Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app process

    Hello all, I'm new to this forum but thought I'd kick things off by trying to offer any advice I can on aspiring b-school applicants preparing for the fall 2016-17 application cycle.

    Background

    I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no interview at HBS, and interviewed at Stanford and Wharton, ultimately getting dinged at Stanford as well. I'm Wharton bound this fall and can think back to this time last year when I was prepping for the GMAT and beginning to think about essay topics and recommendation writers. Some of these tips may be obvious but here's my $0.02

    Recent Market Commentary by James Investment Research (1/25 -1/29)

    Stock Market Analysis

    Stocks started the first week of February in the same manner they started January. The S&P 500 Index was down over 3% while the Russell 2000 Index was down over 4%. Declining stocks outnumbered advancing stocks by a 2 to 1 margin on the NYSE, while new lows outnumbered new highs on most exchanges and especially on the NASDAQ.

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