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What's the best online brokerage?

I could not find any recent discussions on online brokerages. I was wondering what website would be best for a individual that wants to start trading . I will be investing less...

Insight on ARA Newmark?

Anybody have any insight on ARA Newmark? I know NGKF has been making moves acquiring teams from C&W Boston/CBRE San Francisco/etc. Anybody have specific info on the ARA...

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Have offers from a hedge fund and IB. Need help.

Hey all.

So as the title suggests, I have cold emailed my way to success (thankful since I have a crappy GPA and was surprised I got anything). I have received two...

Incoming Analyst - A New Life

Hi All,

Hope you all are enjoying the summer. To everyone starting FT, congrats!

I'm a recent grad with no previous IB/Finance experience that got a FT offer...

Is it bad to switch jobs every year?

I will be working for my fourth company since graduating. I have been with every company for a little over a year. I have been switching because I have been having a...

How IBD Makes (or Loses) Money and Why that Matters to You

Inspired by @CompBanker 's post on "The Truth Behind PE Compensation."

Many junior IBD bankers are often asked to participate in "business planning" for their...

Just Turned 30; Here's Some Life Advice/Quotes

I turned 30 last week, thought i'd pass some advice and my favorite quotations on to you all. I pulled all these from my grand list so it is by no means comprehensive, just a...

Reorientation: Reflections on my first MBA Reunion

Last month, after a year in the "real world", I returned to Europe for my first business school reunion. After spending a week catching up with friends, I finally had the time...

What do you guys think of Shkreli?

To say the least Martin Shkreli has been an interesting character over the past few years. Showing up to his congressional hearing and trolling the faces off of congressman....

As my username suggests, not sure what to do...

First year PE associate...rolled into PE without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully...

6/13/16 - Monday @Mentions

Happy Monday WSO!

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Thoughts From a Former Navy SEAL

I can't answer if PE is the best job in the world but I can offer a little outside perspective that some may be interested in. Having spent the better part of the last decade...

Should I work my ass off for Magna Cum Laude?

Hello everyone, I'm currently a senior expecting to graduate under-grad in Spring 2017, and I'm facing the biggest dilemma of my life:
1) Work my ass off, and end up...

The PE career path

I'm trying to get a better gauge of the careers in and out of IB. While the 2 year stint in PE out of IB seems very lucrative/prestigious blah blah, it seems like most shops kick you out after 2 years and you're expected to go to bschool. Some questions surrounding this path:

1. What kind of shops allow you to continue in PE beyond 2 years, and how does that career progression look?

2. For the 2 IB/2 PE/ 2 bschool kids, what percentage of kids who want to come back to PE actually successfully make it back? Obviously there much fewer principals than analysts at PE firms, but then again, many ex-PE analysts don't want to stay in PE after bschool.

AMA: Former McKinsey EM

All, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago ( "Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB" ) and predictably, a lot has changed...

Investment Banking for females - What is it like ?

Hi everyone,

I recently got interested in this as a possible career path. I did research on females in IB, but a lot of what I found was just about how horrible it is....

The Truth Behind PE Compensation

Hello World!

Compensation in the PE world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle...

Boss asked me to get coffee...

Such an intern cliche... So i'm interning for the summer at a small boutique and my boss's boss (md) and an associate were headed to a meeting with a client and he asked me to...

AMA: Went from S&T to Cap Markets to M&A to MF PE

I'm a long time user of WSO, and as the title says, I've had a pretty convoluted career path so far. I started off in S&T out of undergrad, and was on a prop desk that was...

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