Funniest Stories - The Analyst Years

Although working as an investment banking analyst was a living hell at the time, I now look back at my years with nostalgia. Luckily, as time passes, the 100 hour weeks just...

How to Treat the New Blood: 3 Rules to Follow

Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/7/13

Now, most of the posters on WSO aren't managing anyone yet or even have anyone below them on the totem pole for at least a few years, but those that will (or have) may benefit from this post. There are literally hundreds of threads talking about how to deal with bosses and colleagues but rarely do you find one discussing how to treat those beneath you.

More importantly, it's probably going to happen sooner than you think. Unfortunately, I've seen even the BEST analysts fail and make countless mistakes when managing down while they have no problem with managing up. We're so used to sucking up and playing politics as the lowest guy on the totem pole that we have no idea what to do when a wide-eyed 20-21 year old is thrust into our cubicle by the staffer.

How to Save Your Weekend

Make sure to see rufiolove's comment part way down...

Given that it's Friday and I'm looking to finish up some work and get out of here myself, I'm going to keep this...

Picking the Right Group

Many threads have been created over the years concerning which group is best, what exit opps are from each group, etc.

While strength of groups change with the tides, i.e UBS healthcare left for Jefferies , I'm only going to comment GENERALLY and on my OWN experiences at a mid-tier Bulge Bracket bank, so if you disagree, you're probably right so feel free to share your own experiences at your shop.

Now, if you're at an elite boutique or mid-market, it's going to totally depend on your shop and what that particular shop is good at. Example: Qatalyst and Allen obviously have their own niches that they're known for and you'll just need to do a search on that yourself.

With that said, hopefully this thread helps to answer a few of the repeated threads about what group to pick.

What to do with DAT BONUS

I understand that a lot of the readers on this board have never received a sizeable bonus and the minority who do were already paid months ago back in June/July, but I hope...

So You Made It to Banking, Now What?

Congratulations!!! You made it into investment banking. Of course early on you're excited and just want to spend 100+ hours in the office to impress everyone and get that top...

An Ocean of Capital: Saturation in Private Equity

First it was rumors. The grapevine of talk from other private equity associates and friends from the BB where I did my banking stint. Of course, gossip is one thing we're all...

WallStreet Prep Master Financial Modeling