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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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Undergrad UW Madison vs Penn State Uni for IBSup peeps. So I got into PSU and UW Madison and don't know who to go with. My main focus is on who will give me the best chance at landing a FT FO M&A IB position, and both have pretty strong programs that have helped other students do so. For the unaware: PSU Nittany Lion Fund placement- http:/...
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Headhunters for IBD lateralingAnyone know of any headhunting/recruiting agencies that specialize in IBD lateraling for analysts? I am aware that many of the agencies that do buyside recruiting also do some IBD recruiting, but was curious if you guys could give input on some that may be best at IBD lateraling specifically. Any in...
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College Debt InquiryHello Monkeys, I am a high school senior who has recently been admitted into a decent semi target(UT McCombs). The only problem is that my parents cant afford $50k/year. All in all, I will approximately have ~$60-80k in loans when I graduate. If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Also, if an...
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"Dealer-Broker" at Lehman? What is that?I'm really confused by what the press is talking about when they say "dealer-broker" about Lehman? I would have guess brokers, but what is is exactly? ...
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Sharing: Cultural Factor (after the merger, after acquisition), Private Equity ProfessionalsWe have recently purchased a loss-making food and beverage business in Europe. Our plan was to rebuild this company. In terms of the revenue, they have Euro 5 - 20MN p.a. (deliberately vague, but for those in the know, you know what kind of challenges you would face with a company this small). Their...
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Looking for Feedback regarding UBS summer internshipsHello All- Looking to obtain more information regarding UBS internships, and people who have interned there in the past. If you would be kind enough to provide daily tasks in addition to the work environment and overall opinion towards the firm. TIA ...
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Company Email Addresses GuideHey fellow monkeys, It seems like we get posts every month about the email address of certain banks. I decided to make a list of all the banks/hedge funds/prop shops Here it is: The BB’s Using John Smith Goldman Sachs: [email protected] Morgan Stanley: [email protected] JP Morgan: There are a ...
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Barclays Group SelectionI've been talking to various groups, and all of them seem to think well of their own groups. I was wondering if anyone had some insight in terms of ONLY EXIT OPPS for HC, Industrials, and Sponsors. Feel free to share any info about any other groups too. ...
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Internship after masters?I will graduate from my masters degree next summer. Will I be eligible to do an internship next summer or not? I am in the UK by the way ...
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TCW undergraduate roles vs banking for pe exit opsWhat do exit ops and prestige look like at a place like TCW out of undergrad. Compared to something like banking or consulting. Would it be nuts to do something in the MM space over TCW? Would TCW be a killer opportunity. ...
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BB corporate banking in continental EuropeHello monkeys! I'm currently working as an equity research analyst (you wouldn't have guessed with my alias) in continental Europe (Milan/Paris/Madrid). I want to move into real banking, and currently have an opportunity at Citi in Corporate Banking as an analyst. It would consist of both relationsh...
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Tiers of Healthcare IBCan someone that works in Healthcare IB, or that is familiar with the sector give me information about the different "tiers" between the banks? What are the tiers at each level (BB, MM, and boutique)? Has deal flow slowed down at all since December/ January? ...
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UNC or SUNY Binghamton for UndergradOk so I've been accepted to both Chapel Hill and Binghamton. I hear back from Ivy's this week, if I get into any of the three Ivy's I applied to then my decision will be easy. If not it looks my decision will come down to unc or binghamton. I'm in state in NY, and I could graduate with no debt fr...
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BB corporate banking in EuropeHello monkeys! I'm currently working as an equity research analyst (you wouldn't have guessed with my alias) in continental Europe (Milan/Paris/Madrid). I want to move into real banking, and currently have an opportunity at Citi in Corporate Banking as an analyst. It would consist of both relationsh...
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IB Career: 30's, 40's, and BeyondWhat are the long-term prospects for people pursuing careers in finance and what is the culture of the industry? I feel that students entering into the financial services industry don't have much of a plan (perhaps you don't really need one) except to exit into private equity or attend business scho...
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BB Operations to Front OfficeHi, I am new to WSO and am sure to get flamed for this. I have read almost every single post on back office operations and the lack of hope to make the move to the front office from such a place. I needed some advice as to what I should do to put the odds in my favor. My current situation is that...
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GS IBD SA Background Check TimelineHi all, I wanted to check to see if others still have ongoing ("In-progress") background checks for the GS IBD SA program. Mine has been going since the end of February, and I was just wondering what the usual timeline for these checks are. At what point should I check in w/ HCM, for example? ...
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GHL vs JPMI'm a first year associate at a well-known but not JPM/GS/MS bank and have been interviewing with GHL and JPM to lateral over. Both are in NY. GHL is generalist and JPM is for Consumer/Retail. Curious to see how others would think about it. ...
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Networking into Preferred Coverage/Product Group Hey WSOer's, I will be starting as a FT Analyst in July and I was wondering if anyone here could share his/her advice on how to network into a specific coverage/product group. Thanks guys! ...
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Please advise: sophomore internship optionsHello! I am a sophomore at a target and my goal is to get a BB SA in NYC for junior year. Right now I have three options of internships and I have to choose two (will spending around 8 weeks for each internship). Please advise which two are the best options. 1. Boutique Investment Bank in NYC (M&amp...
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Citi Public Finance infoHey everyone, I was wondering if anyone could provide some info on Citi's Public Finance division and its dealflow. I know that they divide it differently from their IBD. Also, if anyone has interviewed with citi in PF or any other firm, some advice on what kind of technicals I will get would be gre...
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Investment conferences in Europe?Any conferences worth going to? I worked in tech before and this was central to doing well. Now I will be starting in IB and wouldn't mind building my network a bit - especially getting to know buyside people. ...
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Incoming Wharton FreshmanRecently accepted to Wharton undergrad and am really interested in getting some sort of internship to get some sort of real world experience instead of doing nothing. What do you recommend? What can I do? Do you have anything I can be reading? Thanks! ...
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What's the worst part about investment banking?What's the worst part about investment banking to you guys? My group actually has decent hours, so I'm not slaving away till midnight. I can actually have a balanced work life. If the hours were good for you guys would you stay in the industry longer? What do you guys hate that makes you look for be...
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