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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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Why is CAPM used to estimate Cost of Equity when Beta only measures systematic risk?Am I overlooking something? If Beta measures only systematic risk (therefore assuming that all firm-specific risk can be diversified away), then why is the CAPM model used to estimate cost of equity? Isn't it a little misleading because some firms with very high firm-specific risk have very low syst...
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Which school should I choose? Gtown, Cornell and NorthwesternHey everyone, please give me some advice as which school to choose. I'm transferring in as a sophomore and choosing between Georgetown, Cornell, and Northwestern. Interested in BB in NYC. I was accepted as a government major to the college in Gtown and Cornell, and I'm not able to transfer to the Bs...
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29-year Old Banker Committing a SuicideAnother sad story: a 29-year old banker Thomas J Hughes from Moelis & Company committing a suicide. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-29/new-york-... Are the hours really getting better in banking and lifestyle becoming less stressful for young professionals? ...
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Bankers' sex lifeSo in Wolf of Wall street McConaughey said that traders jerk off twice a day to release all the stress...I know it is too much in reality...but do bankers actually do that to release stress? Is there any other way banker normally use to get of the steam? Thanks in advance! ...
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Healthcare as an Industry How is Healthcare doing as an industry in reference to IB? ...
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BAML Tech Palo Alto - Coverage and M&AI searched the forums and most of the info on these groups is outdated. Anyone have any recent info about the analyst program in these groups? ...
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No internship Junior summer help!As the title says, I'm a rising senior with 0 internship experience. I'm in a second tier city cold calling firms left and right hoping to get a last minute summer internship. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do differently to get that last minute internship? ...
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Moelis NY vs EVR NYHey guys I have analyst lateral offers at these places. Im still stuck between doing Career IB or going the PE route. I will be doing a third year analyst stint at both these places. Would appreciate any input. Both offers are generalist. ...
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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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Model test-Ask IvyIn case you haven't noticed, AskIvy offers model test with free questions, but answer is available after purchase. I got stuck on model the Wholesale By Vision's minimum guarantee payable. Thank for any help in advance! ...
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End of elitismSomething I've witnessed working for almost 3 years in the industry is the beginning of an end of elitism in banking. I'm at a BB and it's not just ivy league finance majors getting in. No, we've hired some finance majors from nontarget colleges, there's even some marketing research analyst folk who...
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MM IB or Big 4 consulting for sophomore summer?What do you think would be the better experience to have after your sophomore year? The mm ib is very well respected (although not Blair or Baird). Big four strategy consulting division. On one hand you gain a valuable skill set and on the other you add a great brand to your resume. ...
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Why so few black analysts/associates?I've worked at 3 investment banks and only recall ever meeting 2 black analyst/associates. Why do you think that is? ...
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What to do in this situation? How do I make being a secretary look good on an IB resume? Hello, I come from a target school and have a 3.5 gpa. Unfortunately, my experience is terrible. Last summer, I was a research assistant for a month and did a study abroad. This summer, I am working in the customer education department for a mid-size private company in my area. I'm essentially an of...
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What do you do in this situation?Cold emailed an MD at an elite boutique bank (regional office) and arranged a short phone call with him. He seemed helpful and was willing to help but his office is of full capacity at the moment. He therefore connected me with the head of HR in the London office. I don't like handling with HR. I la...
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Is this IBD/DCM/S&T/Transaction banking?Hi everyone, I just came across two job descriptions and I don't know what it is exactly. The description sounds like a fixed income sales/transaction banking post but it is under IBD!? Can someone shed some light on this? IBD, Financing Group, Corporate Derivatives - FX Derivatives, New York, Analy...
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2014 Analyst Bonus Discussion1st year: 40k - 60k 2nd year: 60k - 80k 3rd year: 60k - 95k MM IBD ...
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data guy seeking finance (n.s.a.)Hi guys. Sorry, I'm new to this forum so apologies in advance for the noobness. I've spent past few years doing marketing data analytics & strategy. Basically, I work with big data and make sense of it (finding insights) using ninja data analysis. (Also, I don's suck at coding ) Anyways, I've re...
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How long for Series 79Hey all, I was wondering how long people generally study for the Series 79/63. Would a week of studying before 2 weeks of series training be enough to prepare for the real exam (3 weeks total)? I am using STC. Thanks! ...
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Study/take GMAT and Series 7 at the same time?I'm graduating undergrad in Spring 2016. I'm currently interning at a regional MM in IB. I was planning on studying for the GMAT this summer and taking it. I had planned on studying for 2-3 months. Should I also study/take the series 7 this summer? Most of all, with me personally, given my school an...
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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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Difference between Middle and Back OfficeIt is pretty clear on what Front Office roles are, but it isn't exactly clear what constitutes Middle Office. For example, Wikipedia lists Risk, Control, Compliance, Treasury and Corp Strategy as Middle Office roles. But isn't Control and Compliance more like Back Office? So what exactly are Middle ...
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Leave BB BO after three months to take offer at unknown boutique?alright, looking for you monkeys advice. working BO at a BB right now (not NYC). there is a slight possibility of lateral to a FO role (probably ER, because I do know people who have done it). I may have an offer at a small, unknown boutique in a small city. basically, its pretty small so i would...
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Series 79 Study Materials - For SaleHey guys I know summer is coming up for new recruiting classes so if you want to get a jump-start on your studying for the Series 79 test let me know. I have all the most up to date textbook from Knopman with access to practice tests, study guide, etc. Please DM me for details and we can work out a ...
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