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WSP Financial and Valuation Modeling Boot Camp -- New York City

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December 2, 2015 - 8:00am to December 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
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11/23 - 11/27 Market Commentary by James Investment Research

Stock Market Analysis

Last week transportation and utility averages suffered small declines. Large stocks in the NASDAQ also experienced a slight decline. Instead, it was a week for the small stocks as the Russell 2000 showed a gain of more than 2%. Among the sectors, Consumer Staples provided a good return of about 1.5%.

Many energy markets retreated again as West Texas crude oil led the way down. The effect was widespread; wheat was off about 4.5% and copper, lead, and nickel all joined the decline along with zinc and precious metals.

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Miami IB/Finance


Interested in Miami finance scene, specifically IB or AM. Anyone with any experience with it? I'm at UNC right now, so not really a regional target for any Miami firms, but I guess I still have that "Top Southern school" tag. Anyone with any ideas on the scene down there and how to break in? Are the BBs only made up of senior guys who xferred from NYC? Thanks

BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!

Dear WSO Community,

I'm pleased to announce the release of the 2014 WSO Compensation Report! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year (over 5,000)! It took many months of hard work and finally, it's here ...and it's still free :-)

Yes, that's right, access to the FULL 155 page 2014 WSO Compensation Report is 100% free. (up from 108 pages last year). This report contains thousands of data points across investment banking, private equity, hedge funds and management consulting.

The report cuts the data numerous ways including division, city, AUM and company type and can help you know if you are getting paid enough. In the 2014 version, we even have data on target vs. non-target schools, race, GPA and major. Where else can you find interesting insights like that?

Or if you are an employer, this report will give you an idea of what range you should be paying your employees.


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Non-Targeted Southern School with No Connections, 2016 Capital Markets Analyst

So I am from a very non-targeted Southern school. I grew up in a small South Carolina town and I am the first in my family to get a degree from an accredited school. I didn't come from much money (my family was in real estate and the recession really hurt us), so I had to pay for college. For me, this meant going to a state school and graduating as quickly as possible--Bachelors and Masters in Economics in three years. I knew I wanted to do investment banking and eventually venture capital/startup, but I was turned down from every internship I applied to in the industry. I missed deadlines for most internships (no one from my school did IB, so I had no mentorship) or I just simply did not qualify. It was definitely a humbling experience. I ended up taking an internship doing strategic planning grunt work for a sustainable engineering non-profit. Great experience with lots of travel, but it wasn't banking.

AMA First Year Wharton MBA

I'm hosting a WSO webinar (link here) on Thursday, December 3rd about my application to Wharton and how I got in, despite having a low gmat score (only 10% of admitted students had a GMAT under 700, and mine was definitely nowhere near that).

I'll be talking about the specific things I did in my application in that webinar. However, I figured to have an open ended thread for anyone with any questions about my experience thusfar, specific classes, professors, extra curricular activities, the culture, etc. Figure I can clear a lot of stuff up and give very specific details into my experience at Wharton thusfar. My goal is for you to know crystal clear what the experience is, as if you were an insider. As if you were a student already.

When I applied to Wharton I had a few friends there, but one in particular who answered a million question of mine. I felt like a student already with all the inside knowledge by the time of my group interview. It really made a difference, and I hope to be that person for all of you who are applying.


The 24 Interview Lessons I Learned on the Way to Getting My First Full Time Job

Hello all,

I was suddenly grabbed by an idea to write down the lessons I learned from the ten interviews across seven different positions and 6 different companies I attended in the past 2.5 months on the road to my first job out of university. I started brainstorming in rough chronological order by the date of interview so don't construe this as a list by importance, EXCEPT for the first and last points, which I believe to be the most crucial. It is not exhaustive, and I may add to it if a) I can be bothered, and b) they come to mind.

I've included some tips and tricks (such as "use the security guards and receptionists to build confidence") as well as some classics (such as "go to the correct building") which you all probably already know. I had to find out to use them all the hard way. Here goes...

1. Interviewing is like dating

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?

LEARN MORE always, if you are a previous customer, to get the new version free all you have to do is e-mail and she'll send it your way :-)

Good luck this recruiting season!
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My Experience as a Market Risk Analyst

Post any questions you may have and I'll do my best to answer!

There doesn't seem to be much information on this website regarding this niche role so I'd like to just expand on this and hopefully future readers can gain insight on this function.

I interned this past summer in Market Risk at a top BB (GS/MS) and I think the role is great if you want to make a decent living with great hours. As an analyst, I covered two equity trading businesses and you primarily analyze the risks that the traders take in using VaR and stress tests. You'll look at PnL changes day over day as well as your exposure to equity delta risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, etc. There was definitely some interaction with front office Strats as well as other groups within Finance including credit risk, controllers, and corporate treasury. The work is interesting in the fact that you are able to learn a lot about the markets and see the risk side of things that the traders don't see. Traders usually look at the traditional trading greeks while we looked at VaR and stress tests.

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