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Hey everyone,

I've just got an offer for an analyst position in corp fin advisory:) I have been using this forum for over 1 months now and actually find the career related topics very useful in gaining knowledge needed to get into IB.

I hope everyone will share more of these real life IB experiences and help other IB aspirants to get into this industry.

Thanks to everyone who posts on IBOasis


Comments (46)

  • IBAspirant's picture

    Congrats! Way to go!

  • aadpepsi's picture

    Great to hear your good news!

  • arcanne's picture

    Great accomplishment, be proud of yourself.

    Banking > VC > Tech PE; PM me if you would like any advice I'm happy to help

  • fatumeh's picture

    well done! now dont forget to share ur experience with others on this forum!

  • In reply to ZiggyMon
    boz928's picture

    not a BB, I joined a boutique.
    The BB's here in sydney are Macbank and Babcock.
    I interviewed both of them and didn't feel they were right.

  • ermen's picture

    i don't think Babcock is really considered a BB yet (nor macquarie for that matter). I would think they true BBs will be UBS and GS in Aus.

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  • AgreeWitMe's picture

    congrats...what school did you go to?

  • WarrenB's picture

    Congratulations...we are all happy for you.

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    boz928's picture

    congrats...what school did you go to?

    School?? that was a long time ago:) I went to Sefton High and then Macquarie University. got 99.15UAI and 100 in 4unit maths.

  • In reply to ermen
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    i don't think Babcock is really considered a BB yet (nor macquarie for that matter). I would think they true BBs will be UBS and GS in Aus.

    Ermen, in Aust, Macbank is on the top of M&A league charts, Westpac is on top for debt. and UBS is only 3rd at the moment.
    GS is no where to be seen on the top 5 of the league charts.

    I agree the systems and processes within the global BB is definately more established than Macbank or Babcock, however considering our geography and location, I will consider both major players above UBS, MS, JPM and CSFB

  • LongGamma's picture

    Congrats. 100 in 4u is impressive!

    Looking at the league tables though, Goldman has been in the top 3 in M&A for all quarters this year (2nd twice and 3rd this last quarter).

  • ermen's picture

    exactly. Macq, UBS and GS are def top 3 for M&A and ECM in the thomson league tables. Babcock are nowhere to be seen. but that's just my opinion though.

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  • boz928's picture

    apologies, might got my league table ranking wrong.
    but the point was MacBank is THE major player in Aust. however like the name "millionairs factory" suggest, it is sort of a factory. massive intakes, alot of deals, buying everthing in sight or trying to. and big relatively high churn in people.

  • PBrad's picture

    welcome to endentured servitude. gotta love it

  • Patrick Bateman's picture

    Seriously, enjoy life while you still can...

  • aliasbanker's picture

    sounds exciting, i am really happy for you

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  • coffeebateman's picture

    Wow, what happened to this WSO? I feel like if this was posted now there would be a couple of posts hating on westpac followed by a couple hating on australia in general, and then followed by a couple of posts saying nobody cares......

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