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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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Just how expensive is NYC today?I get it: living in the Big Apple is costly. But is it really that costly, or are people just over-exaggerating it? Sure an apartment can cost $2000+ and income taxes can take up 25%+ of your base salary + bonus, but many of you on this forum are making $120k+ straight out of college, some even $150...
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Phone TimingHey all, If a firm reached out to you about interviews on Friday/Saturday but they haven't replied to your email yet, when would be the right time to follow up? I don't want to bother people on their weekend, but those were the days given to me. I was thinking just waiting until Sunday and then shoo...
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Why is everyone labeling spring insight weeks "spring internships"? Isn't this just lying?Hey WSO help me out - I'm pretty confused. I've started to realize something dumb. It's become pretty common for university kids in EMEA (not sure about US or APAC) to go to short workshop programs and call themselves "spring interns", or "spring analysts" on their resumes. A good number of my frie...
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FT start dates mega threadI was wondering if anyone knows when the New York FT start dates are for different banks. Bulges: GS: July 13th JPM: June 22nd or Mid-August MS: June 22nd or 29th-Depending on accounting test performance. CS: July 6th UBS: Citi: June 22nd BAML: DB: BarCap: June 22nd Wells: June 12th Boutiques: Laza...
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Business fraternities at the University of MichiganHello fellow monkeys, I wanted to know if anyone knew about the reputation of the business fraternities at Umich. There are four: Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Chi Theta, Phi Gamma Nu. I wanted to join one of them for mainly professional development among other things; however, I do not know...
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missed the boat?i think i missed the boat and am not sure which options are available to me now. since i have graduated i am not eligible for internships. off-cycle positions want a specific european language or sector banking experience but i do not fit the profile. there are many full time roles open but they al...
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Should I get a Windows computer for an IB Summer Analyst position?Hi, I currently have a Mac, so it is often difficult to use Excel functions on it. I was wondering if Summer Analysts usually need a laptop to do work on or if it is all in the office, so I shouldn't bother getting a Windows computer? I am hoping to use my Mac until I graduate, but if it would be b...
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Surprise Interview: Associate, Investment Banking Diversified Group - RBC Capital MarketsHey Guys, Got a surprise call to come in for an interview for the Associate position at RBC. Anyone have any experience with them? Interviews? Can someone elaborate as what the Diversified Group covers? Where can I find RBC's recent deals? Thanks in advane! ...
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Financial Technology Partners insight?I could only find old threads from 2009, but what is the reputation and general thoughts about this firm now? Anyone know how competitive compensation at this firm is? ...
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Wall Street Prep Financial Course - Worth It?Hey, I'm finishing up my sophomore year and I'll be interning with a HF this summer. I'll probably have some free time between when school ends and when I start and then again when I finish work and before school starts. Would it be worthwhile to work through Wall Street Prep's Premium Package (http...
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Financial Modeling Resources?Hey guys, I'm trying to learn the basics of Financial Modeling. I've been suggested Macabus and ValuationUniversity as free resources. Has anyone tried either of them and have any thoughts? ...
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Lateraling - multiple processes help neededHi guys, I've been lurking at wso for a while, but this is my first post ever, so first of all - hi everyone. I was hoping that some of the more more experienced monkeys could advise me on my career situation. I'm currently an associate at a no name London boutique. My bank is not well known, but th...
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Asking MD to hook up exit oppsIn an attempt to preserve anonymity, I was the coverage analyst for a mega cap deal that made headlines, etc. For some context, our M&A team was staffed to the brim, my coverage team was extremely thin. I effectively crushed it, and the MD, who is also our global head, knows that and knows how I...
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Sophomore Year Summer JobHi everyone, I currently have three offers, one at a hedge fund, one in investment banking, and one in equity research. I have no idea what I want to do for third year summer, and having never worked in finance before, it seems like huge task to try to figure out which is the best for me. I clicked ...
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Decisions, Decisions: Consumer Products - Treasury Analyst or IBD M&A Analyst?So, here's the deal: I've recently completed the second and final round of the interview process for a Treasury Analyst position at one of the world's largest private spirits companies, based outside of the U.S.. Although I don't yet have an offer in hand, recent emails with the new Global Treasurer...
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2015 Analyst Salary Bump MegathreadLet's try to keep a running list going as people go through full-time recruiting and even starting for internships next year. The following list is just from people I know personally. Feel free to expand in the comments. Confirmed pay jump: Goldman Credit Suisse Wells Fargo Morgan Stanley Lazard Per...
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Financial Sponsors Exit OppsHey guys, I was curious about the types of exit opportunities there are in Financial Sponsors. Where do people usually go after their stint? Is there a lot of modeling? Thanks ...
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Evercore choking?Hey guys I've been following M&A league tables closely this year and amongst everyone one firm is noticeably absent. Evercore's deal flow has been very small across all there offices not top 20 in any region. http://fn.dealogic.com/fn/MARank.htm Any one have any insight into this? Is this just a...
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Impact on Multiples on Ex-Dividend DateI received this question and just wanted to run it by everyone. What is the impact on a company's P/E, EV/EBITDA and P/BV multiples after the stock goes ex-dividend? P/E and EV/EBITDA are straightforward. P/E goes down and EV/EBITDA stays the same (if I'm correct). What is the answer for P/BV though...
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Looking for Third RoommateMy friend and I are analysts looking to add a third person for a 3BR luxury apartment right next to path station in Newport, Jersey City. Commute into Manhattan is around 15 mins on the PATH and building has 24/7 doorman with fitness center and other amenities in the complex. The rent will be appro...
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Boutique PE vs. Private Capital advisory at an Elite BoutiqueThis is for Junior year SA. Choosing between a lower MM PE fund and a private capital advisory at an elite boutique. I'm trying to best position myself for FT recruiting. Lower MM PE Pros: Solid financial modeling experience More relevant experience Cons: Low FT conversion rate Pay below street Non ...
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Recent M&A deals?Preparing for interviews, what do you guys think is the best source for finding information on recent deals done by the bank? ...
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Best Networking Guide?Hey, Currently a sophomore, will be interning at a HF this summer, and interested in investment banking. What is the best networking guide for investment banking (willing to pay)? I realize this is an opinion question. I've done some cold-emailing before but a more structured approach would probably...
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