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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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Macquarie psychometric testAny idea how long it takes to hear back from them after taking the psychometric test? Has anyone been rejected after the test? ...
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Eight Habits of Top Bucket IBD SummersWhen I was starting out in finance a while back, WSO was an amazing resource and really helped me so I thought I'd give back. This is my first real post on WSO and I don't think I've seen one of these posts recently so I thought I'd put it up. With the start of the summer, I've received a lot of ema...
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CASE STUDY PanicI've heard from various sources (including Mergers & Inquisitions) that case studies are becoming more and more prevalent in ib interviews, even for prospective summer analysts. How does one prepare for a case study? ...
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Go to Book for Technical Skills?I often see "Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions" written by Joshua Rosenbaum and Joshua Pearl as the go to book for technical skills. It is often described as not being as dry as other publications. What books have helped you guys build your technical sk...
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Go to Book for Technical Skills?I often see "Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions" written by Joshua Rosenbaum and Joshua Pearl as the go to book for technical skills. It is often described as not being as dry as other publications. What books have helped you guys build your technical sk...
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Can not focus on daily tasksHi guys, I am not 100% if this forum section is the most appropriate for this topic but since it is investment banking related, let me start. So, I am 19, just finished my freshman year and got an internship at the investment bank (already 3rd internship of mine, previous were not investment banking...
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Can not focus on daily tasksHi guys, I am not 100% if this forum section is the most appropriate for this topic but since it is investment banking related, let me start. So, I am 19, just finished my freshman year and got an internship at the investment bank (already 3rd internship of mine, previous were not investment banking...
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Best Groups @ GS, JPM, MS NY IBD?Rankings would also be greatly appreciated. So far I know: GS - TMT, FIGJPM - FIG(?)MS - M&A ...
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thoughts on lateraling from NYC BB to Regional Office/ MMHey guys, Long time reader and first time poster. I am currently in the middle of my SA internship with a BB up in New York. I've been thinking a lot about FT and decided that I do not like NYC and would rather be in the south ( Atlanta BC family from there). I'm interning at a mid tier BB (think CS...
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KPMG Deal Advisory - Power and Utilities M&A in LondonHi all, In short - I am a junior industry guy and I am having conversations about joining to KPMG Power & Utilities' M&A team in London. I'm looking to understand a bit better if those guys are actual deal advisory? Has anyone in P&U come across them, any impressions? Thanks in advance....
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IBD, AM or HF Intern?Hi guys, I'm in my third year summer, and working for a IBD in a third-tier ibank. I've just received a HF gap intern for a half year, the fund is not large, but the PM was a former NYC GS S.T. MD. I'm determined that I don't want to do IBD in the long term, and put my interests in Asset Management...
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Charlotte NC bankingHow is Charlotte? It's obviously not New York or Chicago, but it seems like a lot of banks and PE firms are moving in. It's still relatively cheap to live there, especially in Uptown. Seems to be growing at a rapid rate. Just wondering what the general vibe of it is. Seems like most top southern sch...
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Analyst interview question: price increases, what is affect on balance sheet (other than inventory, cash, RE)1. Suppose you are a manufacturer of wooden chairs and that the price of wood goes up. What is the affect on the balance sheet OTHER THAN a change in inventory, cash, and retained earnings? What is it, and how does it change? ...
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Goldman Sachs -> McKinsey -> Leveraging offer?Hey everyone! I am an active poster here and I have created a new account just to get some privacy (hopefully) and some much needed advice from my fellow experienced primates. I've read around WSO but haven't found the thing that I'm looking for so here goes: - I finished a long term internship at G...
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unstructured M&A internship at a small boutique, how should i make the best of itHi, I started a internship two days ago working exclusively with the VP of the M&A department of a corp fin firm (I might work with other people in the firm too but don't know yet). He mainly deals with the tech/fintech sector. He also deals with fundrasing too. He gives me modelling work which ...
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How do you guys deal with negative press about finance?Finance-hate is so common, that almost anything related to the ills of the finance industry passes as news these days, whether or not it makes any sense whatsoever. People are very influenced by the stories they hear. People seem to assume that my peers are Patrick Bateman, Leonardo di Caprio, or so...
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How do you guys deal with negative press about finance?Finance-hate is so common, that almost anything related to the ills of the finance industry passes as news these days, whether or not it makes any sense whatsoever. People are very influenced by the stories they hear. People seem to assume that my peers are Patrick Bateman, Leonardo di Caprio, or so...
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Should you reapply for FT?I'm currently interning in a non-finance role and will be a senior in the fall. Target school, average GPA (between 3.0 and 3.5), and with a sophomore IB internship under my belt. Didn't get invited back as a sophomore and didn't gain a lot of traction recruiting for junior year summer. Got several ...
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Calculating Synergy ValueDuring business valuation process, we can arrive at the enterprise value and the equity value, and hence forth, the price of each share of the candidate. Let's say, Company A is planning to acquire Company B. While building the model, should I take the industry standard 30% premium on the implied sh...
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Which boutiques will be most active in FT recruiting this fall?This fall I'll be a senior trying to claw my way out of FT recruiting and into an analyst role at an investment bank. I had a sophomore internship but it didn't work out and I'm not currently in a finance role this summer. Target school but pretty average GPA between 3.0 and 3.5. Are there middle ma...
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Books on LBO and ModelingI found 2 books listed on Amazon which reviewers say it's worth a read. Has anyone read them? I've Rosenbaum's Investment Banking book. Do you say the following 2 books will add value to Rosenbaum's creation? Does these books cater to industry standards, practices and norms? LBOhttp://www.amazon.com...
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DBO Partners?Hey everyone, Can anybody shed some color on DBO Partners? Obviously they're composed of ex-Morgan Stanley guys and have been on some decently sized deals (although their site says their last deal was in July 2014). I'm speaking with a partner who is an alumni at my high school and an analyst who is...
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DBO Partners?Hey everyone, Can anybody shed some color on DBO Partners? Obviously they're composed of ex-Morgan Stanley guys and have been on some decently sized deals (although their site says their last deal was in July 2014). I'm speaking with a partner who is an alumni at my high school and an analyst who is...
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Exiting Military Career PathWhats going on fellas, Initially I was going to exit out of the military with 4 years of W.E. and then pursue directly into a top 20 MBA to either get into consulting or IB after business school. After doing some further research, I want to be on the buy side in the long run (even a botique or middl...
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