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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 ge...
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Preparing for your first day as an I-Banking SA at BB Things to bring? Things to know before walking in? Things to do in advance? Any other general advice for training week? ...
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Info. Interview with Head of IBI've been a long time reader of WSO and I've read plenty of networking and informational interview forums. I'm currently interning at a private equity firm and am trying to break into IB for FT when I graduate in the fall. With that being said, I was able to set up a meeting with the Head of IB and ...
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LionTreeAnyone have thoughts on LionTree Advisors? ...
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Debt Advisory 2015 Analyst - Advice required!Fellow Jungle Travellers! My background; Did a gap year with Big 4 firm, then interned at a Tech startup incubator - Finally managed to get an internship with a top global boutique and after a hard summer slog got a FT conversion! I've just been told my team for the first few months (the firm does r...
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Centerview London: reputation and Vault ranking?Hi, I am getting the impression - from this forum, Vault and speaking to people, that Centerview is doing really well in the US. But how about in London? They seem to be missing from the Vault guide's European ranking, a guide which I otherwise have the impression is well regarded. From looking on L...
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BB from Middlebury?Hi guys, So I'm pretty much done with high school, attending Middlebury next year as title suggests. I've always wanted to do medicine, which I thought didn't require undergraduate prestige (for lack of a better term), so I didn't really put a whole lot of effort into high school. Ie.) Never really ...
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Industry Specific News and DataI'm developing interests in both the Oil & Gas and Commercial Real Estate sectors. Other than just reading whatever articles Bloomberg and the WSJ post about these two industries, where else might I look for news and key data driving these industries? Are there any newsletters that would be bene...
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UT Austin Mccombs (non BHP) vs RiceHey guys, first post here. I'm really excited to have been admitted to both schools as a junior transfer, but I'm having trouble deciding which to go to. From past threads the general consensus seems to be UT > Rice for banking in both Houston and NYC, but I'm wondering if the Non BHP UT is real...
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15 things I wish I knew as a first year banking analystMod Note (Andy): This post originally went up 2/10/13 and is a must read for all those starting their FT roles I was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as a banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since I was a wee young first-year analyst in restruct...
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BIG 4 CORPORATE FINANCE VS SMALL BOUTIQUE IBI recently got an offer at a small, no name, boutique investment bank in New York City and personally, I think the learning experience could be very interesting. Additionally, I was extended an offer to join a Big 4 CF team in Asia (through connections). In terms of work, it seems as though (after t...
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Our Questions for the Street; Are we the weird ones or are they just ignorant simpletons? Have you asked this question (in the title)? What hasn't been talked about since the crisis is the stupidity or simplicity of 90% of the population (I'd go so far as 95%) and their lack of will to be better, to learn new things. They don't care whether it is right or wrong. What they do care is jus...
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Top Calgary BB and EB?Hi all, I've scouted around and haven't found too much on which banks dominate Calgary IB. I know I'll probably get tons of monkey shit thrown at me, but if anyone has any insight on which banks have the most clout in the Calgary area, I'd really appreciate it. ...
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Being FCA approved for corporate finance work in the UKI have a question about working in IB/CF in London and being FCA approved. I've been browsing job ads in IB/Corporate Finance and some of them list 'being FCA' approved as a requirement for these jobs. The FCA website does list corporate finance advice as one needing appropriate qualification: http...
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Most elite/secretive/hardest-to-break-into groups? Like BX Tactical Ops or GS SSGWhat are the most elite/secretive/hardest-to-break-into groups? I'm just curious. ...
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Private Investment Banks versus Publicly Traded Investment BanksI have been wondering this for quite sometime, and figured I would post it to the board. What are your guys thoughts on private versus public investment banks compensation structures. At the end of the day, most of the banks people think as of the most prestigious/highest paying are publicly traded....
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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 pa...
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How to identify recently bankrupt companies?Right now I'm searching for companies in distressed situations and have filed for protection. Time is of essence. I was wondering if anyone knows how to track updates on bankruptcy filings? I don't want to miss anything in the US and Canada. ...
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Network using work email? (at sophomore internship)Hey pretty simple: I'm in my sophomore summer internship right now. Is it okay if I network/send a few cold emails to some contacts at firms using my work email, to try and set myself up for junior summer? During lunch break/downtime of course. I feel like the response rate would be higher. But then...
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Investment Banking options in Charlotte/Atlanta region?Other than Wells Fargo are there any good IBD options in Charlotte or Atlanta post MBA? Didn't see much on the websites of major banks. I don't see myself in NYC area too long. Not sure if I want to move to Chicago or SF. Houston is mainly Oil& Gas. So Atlanta/Charlotte would be good given I hav...
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Junior Equity Index & ETF Analyst RenumerationGreetings Fellow Primates, I stumbled upon a job opportunity as a Junior Equity Index & ETF Analyst at a rather decent IB and while reading the description and requirements noticed something rather unusual (at least in my experience so far). "Required compensation" was mentioned as information w...
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Chance to Break 7 Figures?on average, what's the chance that an investment banking analyst at a BB will eventually make 7 figures at one point in his/her life? pretty much, what percent "make it", what percent don't and are stuck making ~150k or less the rest of their lives also, what does it really take to "make it"? can y...
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BNP Paribas IBE - Real Estate FinanceHi, I have an interview for BNP Paribas IBE Real Estate Finance division. Does anyone have any tips or advice on what the culture is at BNP or what they would be looking for as a new Analyst? Cheers ...
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5% USD Term Deposit - How to find depositors?Hello guys, my name is J and I work in one of the biggest banks in Mongolia. I have been planning to write this for a long time and finally the good news I was waiting for has arrived: The giant copper-gold mine (Oyu Tolgoi or OT) will resume its development. It is a huge news for Mongolia as it wil...
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[Transfer Undergrad] Semi Target to Target: Northwestern vs. BrownSo I have steadily narrowed down my choices and I am between Brown and Northwestern. I would major in economics at both, though I was leaning toward a joint major at Brown (possibly compsci-econ or BEO). Anyway, My ultimate goal is to place into IB BB in New York City, I would be disappointed if I ...
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