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SPOTLIGHT: I-Banking Bullpen Rules and FAQsThe goal of Wall Street Oasis' I-Banking Bullpen is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life in investment banking, from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goal, we've created a Frequently Asked Questions page for Wall Street in genera...
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Anonymous investment teaser exampleHi, As part of my application process for a small M&A team, I need to prepare an anonymous investment teaser for a company they will provide to me on the day of the test. I've seen a few templates online and read up on what to include (company overview, investment highlights, summary of financia...
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Learning how to value a credit default swapThe aim is to break down CDS all the way the its underlying differential equations. I think its best to start with the basic concept of cds and how they can help manage risk. I don't think there is anyone out there can do it like Khan academy. but i can't post the link. if you are interested go to ...
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Venture Capital to IB (...)Hello all, I'm currently trying to make the transition from the VC firm where I am now to investment banking. The objection I keep getting from bankers is essentially "Why would anyone in their right mind want to move from the buyside to the sell side? How do I know that you aren't going to bail out...
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Accelerated Interview Cycle - JPM 2016 SAAnyone get an email from J.P. Morgan about their accelerated interview cycle for next summer? It seems like they are recruiting earlier and earlier every year. Would love any insight into the JPM SA interview process. ...
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Why I Enjoy Networking with CandidatesI thought I'd write a networking post from a different perspective. We often see advice on WSO from people who are undergrads or recent hires with advice on how to network into the industry (good fresh perspectives from people who have recently navigated "the system"). I wanted to give a bit of insi...
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Why I Enjoy Networking with CandidatesI thought I'd write a networking post from a different perspective. We often see advice on WSO from people who are undergrads or recent hires with advice on how to network into the industry (good fresh perspectives from people who have recently navigated "the system"). I wanted to give a bit of insi...
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Do clothing brands matter?For interviews and SA jobs, does it matter where you get your suit? I find that H&M has dress shirts and suits that fit me well and go for pretty cheap, do interviewers even care as long as the suit fits me properly? ...
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Do clothing brands matter?For interviews and SA jobs, does it matter where you get your suit? I find that H&M has dress shirts and suits that fit me well and go for pretty cheap, do interviewers even care as long as the suit fits me properly? ...
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2016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline MegathreadMod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 SA IBD info and added to the frontpage each week to help collect more info As banks recruit earlier and earlier, I thought it would be good to have a dedicated thread for recruiting this fall. I know from...
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2016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline MegathreadMod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 SA IBD info and added to the frontpage each week to help collect more info As banks recruit earlier and earlier, I thought it would be good to have a dedicated thread for recruiting this fall. I know from...
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Relativity Media Bankruptcy - Who's Getting Out Alive?Hey guys, So I'm sure you guys are aware of Relativity's painfully slow collapse over the last 6 months and yesterday was the day for Ryan Kavanaugh (CEO/Founder as well as industry douche bag) to finally pay his buddies over at Wall Street. I've been following the company since I entered the indust...
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Relativity Media Bankruptcy - Who's Getting Out Alive?Hey guys, So I'm sure you guys are aware of Relativity's painfully slow collapse over the last 6 months and yesterday was the day for Ryan Kavanaugh (CEO/Founder as well as industry douche bag) to finally pay his buddies over at Wall Street. I've been following the company since I entered the indust...
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Dartmouth vs. Brown vs. Cornell UndergradI am a high school senior interested in Investment Banking, Consulting, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Finance, etc. I've been accepted into Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, and Notre Dame. I was wondering if I could get some advice from people in the business. I'm considering majoring in Operations Res...
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2015 IBD Analyst Bonuses'Tis the season. So far, I've only seen posts on speculation. Would like to get a post started with actual #'s (or percent of salary). Anyone receive numbers yet? ...
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Comprenhensive Banking Regulation Overview ResourceHi Can someone please recommend a good book/ site or resource to study to gain a comprehensive understanding of the myriad of banking regulations that there are? MiFiD, Volker, Dodd Frank, Basel etc... Thank you ...
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At the junior level, is comp the same at regional BBs vs NYC/SF/LA?i.e. Goldman Sachs Toronto office, would summer interns/analysts be paid at street level? Also would this be in USD or CAD? With how strong the US dollar is currently comparative to the CAD, that would make compensation working for a US BB significantly higher than a big 5 in Canada. ...
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At the junior level, is comp the same at regional BBs vs NYC/SF/LA?i.e. Goldman Sachs Toronto office, would summer interns/analysts be paid at street level? Also would this be in USD or CAD? With how strong the US dollar is currently comparative to the CAD, that would make compensation working for a US BB significantly higher than a big 5 in Canada. ...
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Working in a very small/recently established advisory firm vs BB/large boutiqueSo I've been interviewing at a very small and recently established (though growing aggressively) financial advisory firm in London for an analyst role. (from a Big Four background myself) What I'm wondering is how does work at such an organization differ from a larger more established firm? Obvious...
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difference between investment management and wealth management?whats the difference between those two? is investment management similar to Asset Management? thank you! ...
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Is I-banking dying?Is the weight of regulation killing investment banking as we see it now? How will it adapt? The basel comitee, capital requirements and government regulation has had a major effect on I-banking and its future which now looks bleak. ...
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Honesty in IB?Hi all, I have a friend who was in IB who is of the opinion that there is an inherent amount of dishonesty in the industry. I'm very interested in the industry, but I'm also fairly religious, so I was wondering if you guys agreed with his opinion. I know that the goal in IB is to present the company...
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Honesty in IB?Hi all, I have a friend who was in IB who is of the opinion that there is an inherent amount of dishonesty in the industry. I'm very interested in the industry, but I'm also fairly religious, so I was wondering if you guys agreed with his opinion. I know that the goal in IB is to present the company...
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Big 4 Valuation to IB: Help me lateralHi all. So I've been in the valuation division of a large accounting firm for about 2 years and I'm ready to try to make the move into IB. A few questions: -Resume: Should my resume reflect "deal" related experiences even though everything I do is mostly post acquisition (goodwill impairments, purc...
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EV/EBITDA MultipleI read a book which claimed that the EV/EBITDA multiple is not affected by changes in taxation...I understand why EBITDA is unaffected by differences in tax, but why wouldn't changes in tax affect EV? Wouldn't a company with a higher tax have lower retained earnings and thus lower EV? ...
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