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How can you capitalize on this: coming retirementsThis thought first crossed my mind about 5 years ago and in the last year I've seen that some forward-thinking magazines (like The Economist) are finally starting to catch on this: How can someone capitalize on the large-scale number of retirements coming up and the resulting shrinking US workforce?...
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All Time Favorite Trance Songs Here is my list of all time favorite trance songs: * Love Stimulation - Humate * Stella - Jam and Spoon * Beachball - Nalin and Kane * No Fate - Zyon * Not Over Yet - Grace * L’Esperanza - Airscape * Loops and Tings - Jens What's yours? ...
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BofA FMAPHas anyone heard back regarding the FMAP program? ...
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Risk Management AnalystI'm pretty sure this position is for the boring kind of risk management, but would anyone have any advice for my Monday interview? Thanks; RISK MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT The Risk Management Department is responsible for the following activities: Audit and Monitoring of Operations processing to ensure co...
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What classes would be helpful to take if you wanted to start a business?Hello all, I majored in Education as an undergraduate and the only business-related course I ever took was Econ101. I've been working for a small company since graduating, and reading a lot of books on entrepreneurship. I've decided that I'd like to start my own business. I was wondering if there...
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Help WSO! advice my career optionsHi I am currently a junior attending semi-target school majoring in Economics, and looking for an internship for this upcoming summer.. Though I did manage to get couple of interviews, I could not get the offer for the SA internship. So, I really want to ask you guys for an advice. Where should I...
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A/R FactoringIf you were an asset-based lender extending credit based on a/r factoring, what would be some key factors to consider when determining the companies overall financial health? ...
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Where to set up your own firm / fundSemi-hypothetical... Where would you set up your own firm / fund? Type of fund could be either: - A new fund (PE, Hedge Fund, REPE, whatever type of strategy) - An advisory firm (M&A, etc...) - A hybrid of the above Would love to hear people's thoughts/rationale... ...
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Insurance companies - AllianzHi guys, A bit confused as to how insurance companies make money. Other than monthly premiums from customers, how to companies, such as Allianz, make money? ...
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Need Help Understanding 10KI am wondering how companies like EA manage to still be in the business when they have been suffering losses (negative net income literally) for the last 4 years or so. For EA, they reported a net loss of $276mil for the year of 2011. Logically, this would have sent negative signals to investors an...
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Have the Conservatives lost their way?I love this website and all the knowledge and insider access it gives us who are starving for those information, but sometimes i feel that we allow ourselves to think only in terms of been conservative. I say this because this article came out on Bloomberg showing that Bernanke has been one of the ...
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Financial Advisory CompensationI know the answer to this question can vary greatly, but does anyone have any insight as to what the starting salary/compensation would be at a small financial advisory firm (in the Washington, D.C. area). I'm referring to analyst type jobs for recent graduates. ...
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Who has the rundown on these F500 CF Programs?Can anyone provide specifics on the following F500 finance/rotational/leadership programs (culture, compensation, rotational departments, internal options after completion, etc.)? Verizon - Finance Leadership Development Program Johnson & Johnson - Finance Leadership Development Program Lockheed...
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Big 4 Audit vs. FinanceThis is just a general question for anyone who's gone from auditing to finance or vice versa. How does the nature of the work compare? I went to a non-target for my undergrad and doubled in finance and accounting. I took a job with a Big 4 because I had to have something. I don't mind the hours...
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What is Corporate Finance like?I really love the aspect of making money and hope to own my own business one day (doesn't have to be huge, just my own). So how is corporate finance vs wall street? How is the pay in CF and who are the big money makers in CF besides CEOs? Also at the moment I'm only a freshman, but I'm thinking of d...
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Structured Finance @ Moody's - experienced monkey inputI was hoping some of you guys with some experience in the industry could weigh in on what you think about the Structured Finance group at Moody's investor services. I am currently in audit and not sure where I want to go from here but definitely want out. I thought I could learn a lot in SFG about d...
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Help me find my career path plz!!Hi I am currently a junior attending semi-target school majoring in Economics, and looking for an internship for this upcoming summer.. Though I did manage to get couple of interviews, I could not get the offer for the SA internship. So, I really want to ask you guys for an advice. Where should I lo...
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Question for the accountants hereI'm an accounting student who will be attending a top MAcc next year intending to work in Big 4 tax. I really have no idea what I want to do afterwards, but I do know I would make a shitty partner and therefore had no intent of sitting in the SM parking lot forever. The other day I came across a c...
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Start-up without a Tech Founder? WSO founders - any advice?To everyone with experience with start-ups - Can a start-up be done without a Tech co-founder? Our start-up will not fundamentally be a tech-based company, rather the web will simply a platform to deliver cheap, quality information relating to a certain sector to our targeted demographic (kind of li...
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CFA Course ProvidersHey guys, just wondering if there are any companies that offer decent CFA review courses. I'm not a great self studier and would be willing to pay for such a course if it was of good quality. ...
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Research in motion (RIM) corp fin. first roundGot a first round with RIM corp dev. I've only ever done IBD/S&T interviews and don't know exactly what to expect. What should I prepare and do? ...
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Random Whining It seems strange to me that people think I’m successful. Yeah, I have a good job right out of college. It pays the bills and looks good on a resume and is gonna help me get into a decent business school. And then I’ll graduate that business school and take a job with an even better resume-buildi...
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Back to School: Comp Sci?So I didn't survive a round of layoffs from my firm, which in retrospect isn't the worst because I don't think finance is for me. (Still sucks though) I graduated with a degree in economics from a semi-target, and I'm considering going back there to complete a computer science degree. My school offe...
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Engineering to FinanceHi, I have a Phd in Engineering and currently make about 100k. I see that the salary growth prospects are quite limited being in engineering field. I plan to change my field from engineering to finance by clearing the CFA examinations and using that to obtain good placement in reputed Wall street co...
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Join Scotch Club = bad idea?So you guys always say to join clubs that you would actually enjoy, but just how much can you enjoy them? Should they be somewhat professional? Or will getting a leadership position and actually organizing events do?... There's a Scotch club here... how would that be perceived on my resume (from tra...
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