Silver BananaTopicAuthorRepliesFreshness
+1525 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.Five years almost to the date, I was fired from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is...764 days 22 hours ago
+141What I Wish Every First Year Analyst KnewChimps, after working with all of our first years at our firm on several deals, I’ve found that I’m frequently getting asked for tips and tricks that I wish I had known as a new analyst. Now, that being said, this may or may not be helpful to share with the forum, but either way, I’ve...402 days 8 hours ago
+140Never, ever, ever, give up. I know it's a jungle out there guys. It's tough for people just graduating to find jobs, but it's even tougher for those in the work force and those with a non-target educational background to break into Finance (let alone work in a competitive sector). This story is a...843 days 4 hours ago
+7315 Career StepsLongtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful. <h3>15 CAREER STEPS</h3> 1.) Perception is everything...act as...271 week 3 days ago
+97If I see another "Incoming IBD Analyst/Summer Analyst" on LinkedIn.. I'll k--l someone Guys, This is a serious and sincere plea to any of you undergraduate kids who're using these silly titles on their LinkedIn profiles. Please for god's sake, take this out. It just looks stupid and wannabe-ish. I don't know who started doing this and where, but it's just...1791 week 2 days ago
+71Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my...711 day 12 hours ago
+66Stay positiveHello folks, I would like to share my story a little bit for those who felt beaten up by the recruiting season. I was born and raised in a very underdeveloped city in China. I remembered the ranking, the GDP of my province is the second or third lowest in China. Although I went to relatively...481 week 7 hours ago
+64Overview of Infrastructure Private EquityHello WSO, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on WSO, and those threads that are created from time to time, are...575 days 10 hours ago
+64To summers hitting the desk Monday...Being a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span>/associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed....216 days 7 hours ago
+57Uncle Eddie Rides Again<p>It was a happy coincidence when Patrick emailed me a couple weeks ago to check in and see what I've been up to, because I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately. It's been a couple years since I was with y'all every day, and at the risk of sounding like a big...811 week 4 days ago
+69Shut. The F*ck. Up.Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a flaming pile of shit in a paper bag, desperate to be stamped out, reached their ultimate climax. I wrote recently about both...1313 weeks 5 days ago
+54How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your AdvantageEveryone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...231 day 15 min ago
+56In Defense of Political In-Correctness<em>You can read my latest article (post election): here: <a href="">"Shut. The F*ck. Up."</a></em> This article could have easily been entitled “In defense of manhood,” or something of that...461 week 4 days ago
+53Don't. Stop. Hustlin'. Don't give up out there, kids. I'm a high school drop out who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do I have a chance if...', here's your answer: you f*cking bet you do. The only thing stopping you from getting...511 week 3 days ago
+51Re: Does School Prestige Matter?"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry). As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters - to you, to your peers, to recruiters, to...1125 months 4 weeks ago
+402016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a...8581 month 3 weeks ago
+47Hilarious Barclays Goodbye EmailReceived this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Barclays</a></span> kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to...452 months 6 hours ago
+47A Business Lesson Learned The Hard WayOk, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive tech company I started my own gig. It was something I did before for freelance because I have experience as a...391 week 4 days ago
+45Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as WSO has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I didn't even take my SAT's. I was sent off to a...351 week 4 days ago
+45Confessions of a former second year IB AnalystSee the latest update below! For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the roughest groups at my firm. I do not say this as a badge of honor but rather out of frustration -- I've had notably worse hours...91 month 3 weeks ago
+42Advice from an ex-IB MD: How to have a great career and a good lifeI've received a lot of emails from members asking for advice on how they can have a great career. Before I get into that, let me give you my back story so you know where I am coming from: I came from an Emerging Market country, I didn't speak english very well when I arrived in the US...421 week 5 days ago
+4230 year-old breaking inI am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...341 week 3 days ago
+342017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages<a href="">Click here</a> for the 2017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting Megathread discussion page. APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a...7352 weeks 6 days ago
+40In Defense of UnhappinessAs with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It’s always good to see loved ones, but it is a balance between hectic traveling, rushing to see as many people as possible, and if you live any significant...831 week 5 days ago
+49FTB's Guide To Working Late and Raging Hard (At The Same Time)Man, it seems like there's nothing better than waiting until everyone's gone from the office for the night (we're talking the wee hours of the morning here folks, and we're not counting janitors as people) and doing lines off some prude bitch's desk while I undo a few...171 week 5 days ago
+38Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know<h3>1. Why not just try to start with a PE firm?</h3> There are PE firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate role. In other words, you would be junior to me. I'm only pointing this out because I don't want you to think...222 weeks 3 days ago
+37WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...961 week 6 days ago
+37A Few Observations on Banking Exit OppsI see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. This has resulted in a lot of really stupid commentary on this forum, and I hope to remedy this. A few...283 months 1 week ago
+36A Monkey's Guide to the GymMonkeys, One topic that I see pop up time and time again on here is regarding the gym. I have a particularly slow Friday ahead of me so I thought I'd post a brief guide to training since I imagine, for the most part, we all have similar lifestyles and the challenges that come with them....1061 week 4 days ago
+36Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on WSO. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you’re now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays. It may just be selection bias given I’m starting to get a little older myself (I just turned...212 hours 41 min ago
+36Roadmap for IBD Coverage Associate to Career BankerIn <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span>, I think most bankers would acknowledge that the Associate role is unique in that you are beginning to get...201 month 3 weeks ago
+36Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't EnoughI received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into IB a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist (confidentiality in mind) is that he applied to many jobs through LinkedIn as...371 week 6 days ago
+36Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down before Thanksgiving so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both SA and FT interviews so thought I’d lay out some...501 week 1 day ago
+37What your liquor of choice says about you In a rare moment, I've found myself at a local, wooden, quiet neighborhood bar sitting alone drinking my 3rd Budweiser with a closed out tab. I thought it a pleasant way to break up my week though I hope not to make a habit of it. With not much else to do, and tired of looking at screens...874 days 6 hours ago
+33Non-Target to Bain/BCG InternHey WSO, Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to Consulting, as many previous posts have been for me. To...302 days 11 hours ago
+39Follow up on last week's Tinder dateFirst off, a question for you monkeys. Regarding the <a href="">Woodford and creatine</a> combo I use to signal the end of cocaine hours and the beginning of premarket: I started preparing it in the bottles to...261 week 6 days ago
+33Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non TargetsHi Folks, I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know. First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span...282 weeks 2 days ago
+34Can I turn a jackass into a champion?How many of you guys have a stupid younger cousin named Andy who's a senior at a target school and is pissing away any chance of excellence by drinking moderately and having the confidence of a kicked puppy? All of you? Cool, so I'm about to tell you a very relatable...284 months 2 weeks ago
+33The Truth Behind PE CompensationHello World! Compensation in the PE world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle market PE fund. There is little consistency even across funds of the same size. On the surface, this doesn't exactly...212 weeks 15 hours ago
+32My path from non-target to BB IB I am posting this because this site has been a tremendous help when I was first getting started. In no way do I view my story as special, I actually believe that people from my background are extremely common in my experience, but people on this board seem to think going to a non-target is a...211 week 3 days ago
+34Successful Blackmail AchievedI'm back and at 'em, motherfuckers. Last thing I truly remember from two weeks ago, I was watching the election results roll in and they called Wisconsin for Trump. Thus began such a hardcore weeklong celebration bender I totally forgot about showers, the internet, and everyone in my...191 week 6 days ago
+31How Did Trump Win?Right after the credit bubble burst in 2008, shocked, people scrambled desperately for answers. Turning to the economists, nearly all of whom failed to predict the deepest recession in decades, they asked, “What will happen next?” Having seen the obvious writing on the enormous wall...1116 days 6 hours ago
+31Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years. AMA.Timeline (each number represents a semester): 1. End of Freshman year 2.8 GPA, and working in fast food. Was focused on getting laid, going to parties, and being seen as cool. - 2. Beginning of Sophomore year I got my first girlfriend and did an extra credit assignment to read...512 weeks 10 hours ago
+29HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort...1372 months 1 week ago
+30Shorting Stocks: My Research Process & 7 Rules I FollowI short quite a lot at my current shop. I'd split my shorting into 4 buckets: <ol> <li><h4>Low quality companies that are misunderstood:</h4> These are typically misunderstood because some risk factor in the business model isn't fully appreciated by the...252 days 17 hours ago
+34Woodford + Creatine = GreatnessStory time. So last night I'm spinning my wheels in the wee hours, taking key bumps, waiting for pre-market. You know, usual weekday routine. I start clicking around WSJ and I see Shillary is leading in 4 key battleground states and that, combined with the coke, gets me mad. I almost reach...252 weeks 2 days ago
+38Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting6 AM meant it was time to check voicemails. 11 PM meant it was time to check voicemails again. Every second in between reserved for hustling, fixing the thousand problems guaranteed to crop up that day. That was my life as a <span class='keyword_link'><a...603 months 2 days ago
+28Uncle Eddie's Ponderous Podcast PlaylistI listen to a lot of podcasts. I've almost always got one on in the background while I'm working (unless I really need to concentrate, in which case I use I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...542 weeks 1 day ago
+29Damage Control: How to prevent small mistakes from destroying your "rockstar" statusWe'd all like to imagine that work will go smoothly 100% of the time. No mistakes, no blow ups with our bosses, no frustrations with the people below us. Just sunshine and rainbows every day. Huzzah! Unfortunately, for most of us mere mortals at least, that isn't how it always works...192 weeks 3 days ago
+25JP Morgan Winning Women 2016 threadThis thread is for people applying to the bank's AM Winning Women events this October in NYC and Chicago. But feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another division. <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #40 for the past year </em>3052 weeks 1 day ago
+252017 Summer Citi Sophomore Leadership ProgramHey guys, I'm starting a thread for this program since first rounds are supposed to start coming out this week. Has anyone received anything yet? <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #41 for the past year </em>2833 weeks 5 days ago
+29Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out<h3>The Truth About The Back Office</h3> Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">back office</a></span> (i.e...681 day 11 hours ago
+26AMA: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)Hello monkeys, I used to be quite active on WSO under a different name (before and up to the Eddie / MMM days), until the IB grind turned me into a lurker. I can honestly say that WSO played a big part in helping me land the IB gig in the first place, so when I coach young bankers / college...1021 week 3 days ago
+17Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...9431 day 15 hours ago
+262017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. hours 27 min ago
+24The Unintended Consequences of Self Driving Cars<p>I'm sure most of you caught the news a few days ago that <a href="">every Tesla coming off the assembly line now has full self-driving hardware</a>. That was the...742 months 1 week ago
+21Goldman Sachs HireVue Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">GS</a></span> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back? It's hard to tell...2651 week 3 days ago
+22Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background. A little bit about me: I graduated from a...3355 min 31 sec ago
+23How I Taught Some Kid a LessonHappy Boxing Day all you hosers and tea-sipping limeys. Here in America I've been back at work since late afternoon yesterday. Markets may be closed, but I woke up Christmas morning unaided by stims and I chose to head into the office as soon as my family left so that boss man could see me...92 hours 38 min ago
+20The Street Before Christmas 2013Merry Christmas Monkeys! </em> <center><h3>The Street Before Christmas 2013</h3><br><h4>by Eddie Braverman</h4></center> <center>'Twas the Street Before Christmas 2013 Just two days before the Wolf hits the screen Spinning the...202 years 1 week ago
+16What are your goals for 2017?Evening Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted]( how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...1612 weeks 1 day ago
+17No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)Starting a thread for mid-career finance professionals. Where did you guys go after banking? I ended up in PE myself, but man, it's hard. Seems WSO is all about the younglings but I wanted to hear what you fellow mid-career guys are experiencing. It's quite amusing to see the many...541 week 3 days ago
+17What Are You Committed to Learning in 2017?<p>This will be my last post of 2016, so before I get into it I just want say thanks for a great year (or half-year) back at WSO. It’s been fun for me to explore some topics with y’all that weren’t necessarily finance related. The caliber of threads and comments really has leveled up...471 week 3 days ago
+15Ask an experienced senior analyst anythingSo I'm feeling a bit generous over the holidays. So have at it kids, ask away. Straight-dope answers will be provided.793 days 5 hours ago
+157 Tips for Office / Holiday Parties Assuming you're there purely to improve your career prospects, here are the keys to the kingdom young padawans. <h3>0. The Preparation: </h3> is this a holiday themed party? is it business casual? business casual is hard to fuck up, but if it's holiday themed,...262 weeks 6 days ago
+20A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting - The Most Exhaustive List On WSODiversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory programs and formal internship pipelines...242 days 18 hours ago
+14PE Recruiting Modeling Exams / Case Studies Group ShareHey guys, I'm currently an analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...1066 hours 10 min ago
+16Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently M7 MBAs do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix MBAs do this. 2. Look at linkedin and see the industries where this is most frequent. It is typically salesy kinds of jobs with zero barriers to entry...435 hours 51 min ago
+13Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 editionAlright everyone, I need something to distract me from family time over the next few days, so wanted to do a AMA. Background for those who don't already know: partner in a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1054 hours 50 min ago
+13AMA: Non-Target --> BB BO --> BB ECMWhat's going on everybody, The WSO community has helped me out tremendously over the past few years, so I've decided that it's time to give back. Recently accepted an offer from a non-<span class='keyword_link'><a...543 weeks 16 hours ago
+13How to buy your first set of golf clubsFor a beginning golfer there are quite a lot of different choices of equipment and it can be quite hard to know what is best since most golf pros and retailers want you to buy a 400 dollar driver. In my humble opinion a used set will perform just as good as a new set but what matters is making...341 day 6 hours ago
+13Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1<p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on WSO for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about it on the site over the past few weeks due to the recent price movements. There’s a lot to cover so this might stretch into two posts. We’ll see how it...241 day 10 hours ago
+15Cousin Andy's Incremental Steps Toward ManhoodStory time once again, monkeys. I hosted family in NYC for Christmas for one god damn day and I feel like I ripped half my hair out. I still have plenty of it though, it will grow back, and just to make sure you understand how genetically fit I am, it's a guarantee that it's never...111 week 1 day ago
+12Day in the Life--Middle Office (Risk)Congrats, you've made it into the middle office. What is the middle office? Definitions vary, but think risk management, certain accounting roles, corporate treasury--broadly speaking, you interact with the business divisions on externally-related (i.e. client, funding) topics,...353 days 5 hours ago
+14A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO HellThank you to everyone on WSO for giving me the tools and courage to pursue this huge career change. After 6 months of slowly decaying in a middle office role, I was finally able to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a...171 week 1 day ago
+18FTB's Acceptance SpeechVoting is over. I win <a href="">Member of the Year</a>. If you aren't happy with the results, go find Hillary in the woods and you can cry about it together. You better believe...43 weeks 2 days ago
+10Universal Basic IncomeFinland has started a new program where it gives a basic income to all of its citizens. In theory, this sounds wonderful because even those without a job will have some basic sustenance. Maybe this can only work because the country has a small population. What do you guys think of this new...1642 days 12 hours ago
+10Hangover RemediesFellow Monkey's - 'Tis the season to get head splitting, knuckle dragging, stomach ripping, memory erasing, toilet hugging, diarrhea spraying, shit faced drunk (not that we need to wait for the holidays for that)! When I was younger I used to dread the holidays because pretty...485 days 15 hours ago
+9What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of...753 hours 45 min ago
+9Forbes 30 Under 30 2017Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2017 yesterday. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a...585 days 2 hours ago
+9Physical Energy Trading And LogisticsMost commodity markets tend to be driven by a few basic factors which are freight on one side, price on the other side and qualities. Each commodity market has its own particularities. Most of what I will generally talk about applies to oil and the liquids in particular which is a little bit...102 days 22 hours ago
+9Nominations: Member of the year / Thread of the year Update: Poll is up! Hey all, I'm posting up a poll soon for member of the year, I came up with this list of nominees (sorry if I forgot anyone!), please let me know if there's anyone else I...873 weeks 13 hours ago
+10How to Ace the Goldman Sachs InterviewMake sure to take notes... 611 hour 43 sec ago
+9What are the most overrated movies?Not going to lie, I thought the Revenant as a pretty mediocre film, along with the Hateful Eight....1132 weeks 4 days ago
+7NFL Playoffs 2017 ThreadUpdate 1/9: Hawks over Lions, Texans over Raiders, Packers over Giants, and Steelers over Dolphins. Who do you guys like in the upcoming match ups? This weekend starts us off on the NFL playoffs for 2017 with the four wildcard round games, and what an interesting weekend it will be. We...891 day 19 hours ago
+7AMA - Top Tech / Media Corporate Development AssociateSome of you might know that i recently switched into corporate development after doing ~3 years of banking and getting promoted to associate. I'm a couple months in, but can answer any questions you may have592 hours 24 min ago
+7Douchebag ClientsDo you guys ever feel like wanting to roundhouse kick your clients to the head? It's like they're illiterate and can't read simple emails you send. It's always corporates, never have this problem with the PE's. Goddamn they suck. /end rant Edit* Please do not take...483 weeks 10 hours ago
+7What to do when you don't find work?So I've sent out roughly 20-30 resumes so far, and will be sending out at least 70 more this week and will be sending out at least a few a day until I find work. Nothing but rejections so far obviously, so that leads me to my question: What do I do while I'm looking for work?...346 days 49 min ago
+7Make Hay While the Sun ShinesThere was a couple of different ways I could have gone this week. I could have talked about <a href="">Silicon Valley ascending the Tower of Mauron to meet with Trumplethinskin</a>, which...274 weeks 8 hours ago
+7WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="">Click here...251 month 5 days ago
+6Best UNDERrated MoviesThere was another thread floating around about overrated movies, but everyone kept bring up underrated movies. So as we close the year and my netflix playlist grows I want to add some good movies that might have been overlooked by the critics or public. E.G. Kung Fu Hustle. Great movie by...1192 weeks 2 days ago
+7Go Big or Go Home - 2017 Challenge2017 is rapidly approaching and it is almost that time of year again to set goals, and smash them! My goals are as follows: 1) Save 18-25K towards my mortgage deposit. 2) Move from MO to <span class='keyword_link'><a...171 week 3 days ago
+9FTB's Betterment List For 2017 (Sans Bullshit)Hey suckers. How are those new years resolutions treating you? You getting up early and getting shredded at Equinox, or maybe quitting weed? (Weed has its time and place but is generally for pussies who can't handle stimulants). Or perhaps you've finally decided it's time to break...62 hours 53 min ago
+6Is the American dream fading?Was reading this <a href=""> article</a> in the Journal which mentioned that barely half of 30-year-olds earn more than their parents did at a similar age. In numbers, only 51%...862 weeks 13 hours ago
+7Best option for paying for my homeHi WSO, this one is a little off tangent. Basically, me and my wife disagree on how I should work towards home ownership. Given the finance masters here, I wish to ask which route should I take. I'll disclose the information needed for you to make an answer. All in US$. Home cost: $900k....821 week 6 days ago
+6Is asset management underrated?I've noticed AM is kinda shoved aside as a post-MBA job on this forum when in reality it's an extremely steady cash flow for the firm. I really don't see why someone would pick banking over AM at the post-mba level either since the pay at a <span...672 weeks 2 days ago
+6PE firms with Analyst programsCan we make a list of PE firms that have an analyst program? I understand that most PE firms take <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> analysts...422 weeks 15 hours ago
+11Do Not Go To Law SchoolDo not go to law school. I know that this is a Finance board but I suspect that some people on here have an itch for this. Trust me. You do not want to do it to yourself. Listen. All law schools will tell you what you would like to hear. Listen to your own inner voice. There is literally...364 days 20 hours ago
+6The Why Vs. The What - GOOGL Vs. AAPLI was looking over some of my longer-term investments the other day (particularly AAPL and GOOGL) and was trying to pin point why I decided, some time ago now, to go long on Google and short on Apple. What it came down to was more of a feeling (I know, I know, what’s wrong with me?). But it...243 weeks 6 days ago
+6How do you get offers and not know which one to take?I would be happy to get offers at some of the places you guys get. Where I work doesn't compare to BBs or EBs, and I'm still hoping to make a jump to a top shop doing the interesting work that goes on at these places. You guys come straight through high school, know what you want to...174 weeks 1 day ago
+6New Nolan FilmThe new trailer for the upcoming Nolan film just dropped. I would be lying if I said I wasn't trembling with excitement. It's becoming clearer and clearer that Christopher Nolan is the modern day Stanley Kubrick. weeks 2 days ago
+5Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2017Hello all! I didn't see any one mentioning the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> VIP 2017 yet so I will do the honor and start a thread...7011 hours 29 min ago
+5Philly Meet Up - Wed Dec 14th, 5pm, Harp & CrownPhilly meet up TODAY (12/14), location: Harp & Crown, (, 1525 Sansom St We'll be there at 5pm, ask the host/hostess for the WSO group. Edit: I will try and call the hostess and be an adult about things, but the reality is I will be at the bar and have no...534 weeks 12 hours ago
+7Golf Etiquette and Unspoken Rules of the GameTo continue on my golf series I got a pm from a user asking to do a thread on etiquette and other things that have an effect on the game. ### Clothing This one is fairly simple and the cost can be as high as you'd like it to be. For me, I'm a big ashworth guy so their shorts and...5210 hours 12 min ago
+7MTV has a message for "white guys"Well if you were wondering what sort of idiots ruined a great brand, here they are in a video: I could say lecture about inclusion but instead I'm just going to say if you're "triggered" by this just go to your safe space and...492 weeks 6 days ago
+5Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment...443 days 12 hours ago
+5Do you Drink at Work?I came across an older, but interesting article which addressed a highly important topic (sarcasm): Alcohol in the Workplace. In this article, <a href=""> Alcohol in the Workplace: Cool...423 weeks 5 days ago
+5Best Place to buy suits for IBD Analysts?Hey all, I will be working as Investment Banking Summer Analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> in the NYC office. I was wondering where some good...333 days 20 hours ago
+6Navigating Recruiting at Target SchoolsWSO has been of tremendous help over the past couple of years as I went through internship searches and SA recruiting, so I wanted to give back by sharing my experiences of going through recruiting at a top target school (think Stern, McIntire, Penn). Reason I say Penn and not Wharton is because...236 days 9 hours ago
+6Working in the Dirty (Oil and Gas) Energy Industry - A Comprehensive Career Guide by Insiders***Part 1 - Getting the Job*** **Work in Progress** **Table of Contents:** *Part 1: Getting the Job* *Part 2: Progressing in the Job* *Part 3: Are we there yet? - Advancements and Pivoting within the Industry* *Part 4: What's that Smell?... I smell Money. - Pivoting and changing...111 week 16 hours ago
+5My journey from no-name boutique to PE MFI have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like min but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. I come from a...73 days 22 hours ago
+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...33 months 2 days ago
+5I did it ma! Hired at a Physical Commodity Merchant. Hyped. 2 years ago I read *The King of Oil*, as suggested by a WSO thread. From that day on, I told myself **“I’m gonna f*cking do that.”** Fast forward to now. I’m a college senior and in June I start my career as a Trainee in the Oil Division of a Physical Commodity Merchant. It's like...01 week 1 day ago
+53 Self-Deceptions That Are Making You Hate Your JobThere are a plenty of reasons that your job can objectively suck: * Compensation is headed in the wrong direction. * Your career options are becoming more limited. * Your workplace feels like a war zone or mental hospital. You’d be smart for citing any of those as reasons...01 month 15 hours ago
+5Is the SAT important? Wall Street Says Yes. Below is a snippet of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> job posting requirement for an Associate role. REQUIRED BACKGROUND: **Resumes without SAT...662 weeks 1 day ago
+10A fatalistic view on life: Why most, if not all, of your success is from luckWSO's audience is incredibly motivated and driven to succeed, so I thought I'd reflect on success and the role that luck plays in it. My argument is that a significant portion, if not all, of one's success can be attributed to luck. This has been discussed on this forum before...451 hour 49 min ago
+14Can Hollywood fuck off?With the golden globes on, social media and mainstream media alike have been going off over Meryl Streep speech in regards to president elect Donald Trump. Hollywood over the past election cycle were constantly undermining the America public and laughing off Donald Trump, in most cases...432 days 10 hours ago
+4Wireless Headphone Recommendations?WSO, considering buying some new wireless headphones. I am looking for around-the-ear sets, don't really want to spend more than $400 but if there is good reason to spend above that I may reconsider. I take good care of my things, so I have no doubt that these will be used for 5-10...422 days 16 hours ago
+4Job Security at Prop Trading (Chicago Based)I have traded for almost two decades in a bank. All those years have been successful. However a lot of the time there is a small income (20 percent of profit) derived from the franchise. Note that I have always made much more money than my franchise. I have now been offered a job at a...422 weeks 2 days ago
+4College/Education Bashing Marketing - Should We All believe the Pitch and become Dropouts?Most of you are college educated here or perhaps all of you from results on the recent forum polls. Before that, let me start by saying I hate school. Yes, I hate school. I thought it was a waste of time and I slept through most classes or skipped them. In grad school, I spent more time kayaking...4115 hours 36 min ago
+4Drink Recs for the Upcoming HolidaysOne classic staple during the holiday dinner parties are the wines. However, this <a href="">article</a> claims: [quote]cider, craft beer, and whiskey have been on...383 weeks 8 hours ago
+4Starting as IB analyst at age 27Hi all, I will be starting as an IB analyst at 27, fresh out of my Master degree. What are your views on starting as Analyst at 27? Thanks!292 days 14 hours ago
+6Personality just doesn't fit I-Banking/Finance? Is there a Finance "type"?So, on paper, my freshman year has been going fantastic. I made a GPA over 3.9 at a Top 20 (semi-target) University, made plenty of lifelong friends who also know how to have fun, and found a great balance between maintaining a vibrant social and academic life. There's a lot to be excited...2716 hours 58 min ago
+4Lets raise a WSO FundI mean with some of the people out there raising funds, why couldn't we do it? Also, hotels are not part of the real estate industry. They are a service industry pretending to be cool.... like tgi fridays pretending to be an in n out burger. 213 weeks 3 days ago
+5A Day in the Life at JPM & Goldman Sachs - How I learned to love/hate Business Insider ArticlesThis has been bothering me for some time now and I didn't want to say anything at first but a similar "hit" article came along the way and now my BS radar is on high alert. We all know Business Insider (BI) has a penchant for resurrecting old articles, sometimes in the form of...206 days 3 hours ago
+4Rhodes Associates 2016 REPE Comp Report[]( hours 36 min ago
+4Three Controversial Books on the Mind - Earth Shattering Discovery or Snakeoil?Facebook feed showed yet another plug from Harvard Business Review (HBR) on Carol Dweck's concept of a growth mindset as it pertains to [Microsoft's adaptation]( I quit reading the book when she cited Enron...61 week 27 min ago
+4AMA- Commodity Energy MerchantThey called me the Commodity Merchant, I prefer "relationship manager". It not just buy low, sell high. It's managing the relationships, structuring the logistics assets and trades from the origin to the destination. We are a regular shipper on the Colonial Pipeline Line 2,...23 weeks 10 hours ago
+3Trump Business Plan Donald Trump has finally released his plans for his business empire. Trump announced that he would turn over complete control to his sons as well as divert any foreign hotel revenue earned into the US Treasury. Trump was quoted as saying: [quote] Over the weekend I was offered $2 billion...912 hours 54 min ago
+3Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me ([email protected]) to get an...891 week 4 days ago
+3Trump Names Secretary of StateTrump announced his plans to nominate Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be the Secretary of State. Notably, he has close ties with Putin. [quote]Tillerson worked so closely with Putin that after a 2011 oil deal, he was awarded the Russian Order of Friendship — a recognition from the Russian...703 weeks 6 days ago
+5The paradox of getting an internshipAs a sophomore at a target school, I am having a lot of trouble getting an internship over summer break. My GPA is decent but I think the main thing that is killing me is work experience. I need an internship to get more work experience, but I feel like I am getting rejected from a lot of...662 weeks 5 days ago
+3What childhood fantasies have you made reality?We all had childhood fantasies that we couldn't do as children. Driving sports cars, owning a big home, adult relationships, etc. What childhood fantasies have you made into reality?573 weeks 2 days ago
+4Should you always wear a white dress shirt?I always see on television, movies, shows, the Internet and sometimes the newspaper that the men in suits almost always have a white dress shirt on and I am wondering if that is really the norm for the work force. I have a bunch of dress shirts in different colors but I am not sure if white is...576 days 10 hours ago
+3Gary Cohn for Head of National Economic CouncilAfter Headhunting Steve Mnuchin for Secretary of Treasury, Trump might have his eyes on no other than the COO and 2nd man of Goldman, Gary Cohn for Head of National Economic Council. Cohn has been long rumored to lead Goldman after the departure of its current CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, which has...554 weeks 13 hours ago
+3Choice of cologne?What is your choice of cologne? I personally fancy Jo malone blackberry & bay with a note of Oud & Bergamot. I know jo malone is unisex product but i dont see many men wearing it. is it gay for a guy to sport that shit?509 hours 28 min ago
+3If you could be proficient in one other language besides English, what would it be?Would you pick up a language that's helpful for employment, or would you want to speak a language for another reason? Is business proficiency in Chinese increasingly becoming a boon for job candidates? I know a few 2nd gen. people in America who wish they were better at their mother...472 weeks 1 day ago
+5How do you stay active during a cold winter? Running outside in 30 degree weather sounds absolutely horrific when you could be under your warm blanket instead. But we all need to stay active during the winter months so that we don't fall out of our routine. Business Insider offers some helpful motivation to keep you active during the...443 weeks 3 days ago
+5Morals and InvestingWhen I first started investing I was pretty much emotionless when it came to choosing companies that could potentially be viewed as immoral. About a year or two ago, however, the Opioid epidemic ended up affecting some people who were close to me. Not getting into to much detail, after this...421 week 4 days ago
+3What is your go-to office snack?Monkeys, everyone tells you to stick to your meal timings and eat healthy but with work, deadlines and everything, I prefer to have a snack every 3-4 hours. My favourites are nuts and protein bars. What do you eat when you are bored/ hungry at work?371 week 7 hours ago
+3Didn't get paid a bonus as a PE Associate...To preface: - This is a longish post under a burner account. If you don’t want to read it the TL;DR is that I work at a small PE shop as a first year(and now 2nd year) associate and didn’t get a bonus this year. Don’t think its personal performance or fund performance based(will get...316 days 5 hours ago
+3How to maximize 3 months in NYCI will be spending the summer interning in NYC and am curious what interesting things I should take advantage of. Hoping for atypical things to do (i.e not "seeing the Statue of Liberty"). Places to check out, things to experience, places to eat, events to attend, etc. Whatcha got? 291 week 5 days ago
+3What is the best way to ask your boss for a salary hike?I am a first-year analyst at an Angel Network and I am five months into the job. It is a small team (I am the only junior level guy) and the management is easily accessible. I usually tend to be pro-active as I like the work and have been complimented for my work-ethic. It is a mix of a <span...273 weeks 9 hours ago
+3AMA: Failed BB SA to ConsultingHey all. This site has helped me a lot through college so I thought I would return the favor. I was a SA at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> IB...261 week 5 days ago
+3Bitcoin Reaches an All-Time High[Bitcoin just recently hit an all-time high at $1,140.64.]( A couple things that continue to drive the value of Bitcoin, as noted in the above article, are capital/currency...262 days 15 hours ago
+3Is career in IB unrealistic, unsuitable for female?Are the media portrayals of IB accurate in that it is a field full of cut throat <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">alpha</a></span> males working insane hours high on things and using f...251 week 3 days ago
+3Which of these is best?I know that the following are mostly non targets other than Fordham, so what do you guys think: I have ful tuition guaranteed at each, Alabama Missippi State Fordham231 day 5 hours ago
+3Mcgill vs. Umich vs. IU Kelley vs. UIUC vs. Notre Dame vs. Western OntarioI'm currently an International student going to high school in the US. I have Bangladeshi citizenship. I don't care about where I work as long as it is in either US or Canada. I have been admitted to: Mcgill (Economics) (no debt) Western Ontario (not Ivey AEO) (no debt) UMich...222 days 7 hours ago
+3How do you stay disciplined?Something I’ve been struggling with lately is discipline. I’ve noticed that I have shitty follow through when it comes to doing things I say I will, and arguably spend more time thinking about productivity than actually being productive. I realize that many of you are forced to maintain a...211 day 17 hours ago
+3Buying Junk Debt PortfoliosHi! Does anyone know anything about buying junk debt portfolios? I was thinking of buying something for say $15K to $50K in face value at 7-10 cents on the dollar, and then sending it off to a collection agency, which works on a contingency-only basis. Obviously the debt would be recent...211 week 6 days ago
+3World Cup will expand to 48 teams in 2026[quote]Fifa is expanding the World Cup to 48 teams in a move it believes could secure $1bn more in revenues, as Gianni Infantino, the new president of world football’s governing body, stamps his mark on the scandal-hit organisation.[/quote] Opinions? <a...201 day 11 hours ago
+3High-school freshman seeking adviceI am starting this topic because I want to know from people in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">hedge fund industry</a></span> now what I can do in my high-school and college...171 week 1 day ago
+3Does Linked In actually help?Everyone always says to make sure your linkedin profile is up to date and it is important to make sure that it is impressive. Many people try to attain a large professional network on linkedin, but is it really that helpful? Do any of you have experiences in which a mutual connection online...175 days 14 hours ago
+36 months on the job in PWM: 3 things I noticed#### 1. Performance is important - just not as important as you think Coming out of school I thought the formula for success in wealth management was simple; do your best to generate Buffett/Soros-like returns and watch the money roll in. Of course you'd still need people with the skills...151 day 5 hours ago
+3PE Recruiting Season - References for Weak AnalystsWell it's that time of year. I've started getting requests from headhunters/recruiter to provide references for my analysts. However, some of them aren't exactly top bucket. I'm not worried about the top bucket guys, I'm more concerned about all the other spectrum of...141 week 3 days ago
+3Top Prop/Hedge Fund Traders Strategies (Discussion)So I've been in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> industry for 6 years now. At some point in the future, I want to transition to prop (I have a strategy)...105 hours 50 min ago
+3Junior Hockey PlayersAnyone in IB after having aged out in Juniors? Seems like the IB path is so defined that you need to know from an early age that you want to go into it, but has anyone gone into IB at 24 after playing junior hockey and going to college as a 21 yo freshman? Even at the associate level post MBA...103 days 5 hours ago
+3Can I delay my FT offer for one year due to health issues? I have a FT <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> offer from a mid market bank. However, I have health issues during my senior year (ie....94 weeks 1 day ago
+3365 Days of Success StoriesI spend some of my free time on WSO browsing the different forums and reading other people's success stories. I am always motivated to do something better with myself, but I know it's not always so easy. Success is sometimes in 1 day or more than 365 days. Usually the latter. So...49 hours 3 min ago
+2Share Your Christmas Party Stories!It's the season to be jolly, and some of us take that a little too far sometimes... So I thought it'd be good to confess, retell and share the stories of vomiting Analysts, passed out MDs and sexy PAs from this festive season's work Christmas parties, or the ones of years gone...883 weeks 5 days ago
+5HFF Drug Test Summer InternHi monkeys, I have an offer for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer internship</a></span> at HFF in a large city (think NY, LA, Chicago). When I signed my offer letter it mentioned a...463 weeks 3 hours ago
+2Why would anyone want to go to Wharton for IB?Hi wallstreetoasis! If you look at placement rates, top business schools like UVA and UMich all have 25-30% placement rates into investment banking, just like Wharton. However, the competition in Wharton for those jobs is way worse, since obviously admission into Wharton is more difficult...382 weeks 3 days ago
+2Credit Cards for Incoming IB AnalystThis summer I am starting as a full-time IB analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> (think <span class='keyword_link'><a...382 weeks 3 days ago
+2Would you still get a MacBook Pro?I came across a counterintuitive article. In this article, <a hef="">Consumer Reports says don't buy new MacBook Pro.</a> Surprisingly, product-testing publication said the...342 days 9 hours ago
+2Is there HONESTLY a difference in the quality of work between Strategy& (Tier 2 consulting) and MBB? I finally finished the horrible recruitment cycle for consultancies here in London, and have come out with an offer from Strategy&. My question is, is there actually a difference between them and <span class='keyword_link'><a...333 weeks 4 hours ago
+2Snap Inc IPO pitch - "We're the Next Facebook"I noticed an interesting article on the front page of the WSJ website this morning regarding the Initial Public Offering of Snap Inc. The article states that when Snap goes on the road next year it will pitch itself as the next Facebook. Here are some key points from the article <a...326 days 14 hours ago
+4Future of Wall StreetHey Guys, Interesting post from WallStreetPlayboys here on the future of wall street. As many of you are going through junior year SA recruitment, I think we've come to realize that the "mood" has changed quite a bit. The Future of Wall Street For those that are in the...301 hour 22 min ago
+2How to be happier?According to Alex Korb, a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at UCLA, these habits will provide you with a happier brain: [quote] 1) Listening to music. 2) Smiling often. 3) Thinking about your long term goals. 4) Proper sleeping habits. 5) Walking (exercise, social...291 day 21 hours ago
+2E-mailing Higher Ups about Job OpportunityHey guys -- So I am currently interning at a top brokerage firm in capital markets while I look for a job. I saw that a job posting came out for one of the companies I want, but it is the type where you have to send an email (with your cover letter and resume) to their HR e-mail and then they...285 days 14 hours ago
+3Free College in New YorkIt's possible that students who attend New York's public colleges will soon be able to attend free of cost. [quote] Yesterday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said he wants to make New York’s public colleges totally free. Under Cuomo’s plan, students or students from families that make...274 days 22 hours ago
+2Need some Personal Guidance.... Bad positionHello, I am currently a Junior at a State School with a 3.1 GPA (I know). I had one internship this past summer at a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a...253 weeks 4 days ago
+2How do you deal with Insomnia?Read this on WSJ the other day: <a href= "">"The Worst Kind of Insomnia"</a>. This got me wondering how other monkeys have dealt with insomnia in the past. I personally really enjoy the f.lux app...242 weeks 2 days ago
+2How many of you other PE guys only use IRR?My group is small but widely known in our industry market backed by ex-Wall Street execs, NYSE CEOs, etc. I was shocked when I got here to find that they don't use NPV as an investment decision metric, strictly <span class='keyword_link'><a...244 days 16 hours ago
+2Stern / Fuqua / Ross / Johnson ($15k/year) for investment bankingStern / Fuqua / Ross / Johnson ($) for investment banking (industry coverage group), preferably in NE242 weeks 6 days ago
+2I'm about to quit - what to expect?Hello! I've looked for and found some relevant information on this, but a lot is conflicting in what it says - I'm an investment banking analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...233 weeks 6 days ago
+2Emergency Physician to ConsultingHi all, I am a practicing emergency medicine doc trying to leave the field of medicine. Though I could list all the reasons, I feel for now it is sufficient to say I have invested significant time into reaching this decision and am quite confident in it. With that said, I don't know how...233 weeks 1 day ago
+2Travel: What would you do if you could do anything?Hey Monkeys, December grad, starting FT in August. With my free time I had all kinds of great plans to write a dissertation / Take <span class='keyword_link'><a...221 week 1 day ago
+2Why am I getting lowball job offers? In New York City FinanceI graduated from a top university with a double major in related fields. Statistically speaking, the average starting salary from my school is 50k a year. I applied to lots of jobs but when I hear back, they always give me a lowball job offer like $15/hour, $18/hour or salary from $30-$40k a...222 weeks 4 days ago
+2EY - Valuations & Business ModellingHello, I have an opportunity to join EY's Valuation & Business Modelling teams. Within the team there are a number of sub-teams. I am trying to assess which would be best for eventually moving into an M&A role. From reading the descriptions I have narrowed it down to the two...211 day 9 hours ago
+2What Are Some Factors That Improve Real Estate Appreciation? Sorry if I didn't word the title well. I was curious what kinds of factors can have huge effects on the value of home values. For example, does having a church closer to your dwelling increase the value? Or what about being near an airport (would the be higher or lower value?). Curious...213 weeks 6 hours ago
+2Relationship Manager at a Community Bank -- salary, responsibilities etc?Hi Monkeys, Thinking of moving on from my current role -- and have managed to score an interview for a Relationship Manager role at a local Community Bank with a focus on Commercial Real Estate lending and a small SBA book. Any thoughts on what I can expect in terms of responsibilities,...212 weeks 6 days ago
+2Why Don't Brokers Respond to Emails?I work for a family office and this is the first time in my life I've been involved in the deal sourcing process, so maybe I am doing something wrong on my end. But I'm kind of confused why I'm getting such a low response rate from emailing brokers. They sell commercial real...202 weeks 2 days ago
+2How to renege BB IBD return offer for Megafund PEHi guys, Summered at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> as a sophomore. Received a return offer for this summer. Signed return offer. Subsequently...2018 hours 30 min ago
+2Will I pass my background check???So.... I am kinda freaking out here. I got a full time offer from an Investment bank today and I have accepted it, but now I am worried about my background check because: 1. I listed my first degree's GPA 3.5 while the actual GPA is 3.45, will they rescind my offer because of that??...202 weeks 4 days ago
+3Automation - Divine Economic Salvation or Ultimate Demise? WALL-E or Terminator?**Automation** is a very controversial topic. So controversial in fact that one of my friends got pissed off when I got under his skin about it. Martin Ford explained Automation to me in his book *Lights in the Tunnel* back when I was a grad student and his recent New York Times Best Seller...186 days 2 hours ago
+2I've been on the job for almost 4 months and really feel like quitting?OK some brief background on my story moved from working as financial analyst/credit analyst in the corporate banking division of a middle market bank to one of the big 3 credit rating agencies because besides the small learning curve there was not a lot exposure to a lot sectors that I had...172 weeks 5 days ago
+2How was your experience like moving to a big city after college?We get a lot of stories of how it was like going from high school to college but I wanted to hear from guys on here who wanted to a big city after college, whether it was directly after college or a few years after college. Experiences in terms of how fun it was, how enjoyable it was, social...172 weeks 2 days ago
+5Why you should do a BB Ops internship as a sophomoreSince everyone here has wanted <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> since coming out of the womb I thought I'd give some advice on how you...176 days 13 hours ago
+2Big Startup vs IBI have at the moment the toughest decision to make in my life- to choose between a big startup (think Airbnb/Uber/Dropbox) or an IB (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">UBS</a></span>/<span...151 week 1 day ago
+2Join the Military, See the World! - Pivot into being a Leader and Perks of Serving YOUR Country![This is a repost from another thread]( I felt it appropriate to break it out into a category of its own because I see a lot of people struggling to find jobs, in and out of finance, without...156 days 8 hours ago
+2The Largest Company in the World Come 2030Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute has [an interesting prediction]( for the largest company come 2030: [quote]"I've been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on the internet is...151 week 1 day ago
+2Cash on Balance Sheet after an LBOHello everyone, Here is a question about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">LBO</a></span> that I have been thinking for a while. Let's say a company that...151 week 2 days ago
+2Being Agnostic During the Holiday Season First and foremost before I get drown in monkey shit and be called a hypocrite; I want to point out that I do partake in most of the Christmas traditions, but mostly as part of cultural rearing. I do the same thing for weddings, baptism and such. However, when I go into the Church I never...133 weeks 14 hours ago
+2Do you play computer games?Hey Guys, Holidays are coming up and I suddenly recalled that I used to spend my holidays playing World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, Starcraft, Team <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...132 weeks 3 days ago
+2Undergrad at an LAC?Hi! I'm a senior and applied to mostly LACs, some universities (but lower tier). I'll major in Econ, maybe science (or should I avoid science?) I'm wondering which schools offer best <span class='keyword_link'><a...123 days 15 hours ago
+2Placed in a group I don't wantHey everyone, I am going to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span> this summer at Boutique bank. When I got my offer I was really excited but I was placed into a...123 days 5 hours ago
+2Looking Forward - 2017What product type do you think is going to be the favorite for 2017? Obviously multi has been leading the way for a few years now, but most will agree we are starting to see some cracks there. Retail is still trying to figure out their new world of e-commerce. Industrial/warehouse will still be...111 week 4 days ago
+2Clemson Wins 2017 College Football National Championship[Go Tigers]( 111 day 10 hours ago
+2Favorite tv shows and suggestions?What's your favorite tv show? Finance/Law or business world. Suggestion for shows like Billions, Suits, House Of Cards etc.? 101 week 1 day ago
+2Undergrad: Nova v Fordham v RichmondMonkeys: I'm a senior in HS now, and deciding where to go to school next year. My #1 school is UVA by a mile, but I want to hear opinions on some other schools that I'm applying to, specifically for getting <span class='keyword_link'><a...91 week 2 days ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="">Blogging Internship</a></li> <li>Finance event...81 month 1 week ago
+2Strategic Finance RolesFor all of you monkeys working in whats deemed strategic finance (outside of Corporate Development as we've had plenty of discussion on that already), would really love to know more about your background and some of the projects that you work on. The bulk of my career has been spent on...82 weeks 1 day ago
+2Suggestion for high schoolersI am currently a sophomore in high school and am extremely interested in working in the the hedge fund in the future. Are there any suggestion for which majors in college are the best pick to land a job at a hedge fund right out of college. Not really focused on a specific type of fund yet just...81 week 1 day ago
+2RSM vs Bocconi vs Hec Lausanne vs SSE?Hi guys :-) My first post! Next year I'll graduate in Business adm. at the University Of Florence, and I'm looking around for a strong MsC Finance. I'm an italian student, great GPA, and in march I'll take IELTS + <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 6 days ago
+2Why did you become an investment banker?Yesterday someone asked me why I wanted to pursue investment banking, and I was at a loss for words. My most basic reasoning is that I like to work with numbers, but besides this I wouldn't know what to say. It's obvious that many might pursue it for the high income, but I'm sure...64 weeks 18 hours ago
+2Need to find cousin a careerThis isn't an IB question, but I figured this was a good place to seek advice since there are a lot of career minded people on here. I have a cousin who had a 2.5 GPA as a bio major from some non-target (not relevant to this problem anyway). He spent 3 years unemployed and now works an...62 weeks 9 hours ago
+2What are the legalities of being a RE Syndicator? Do you need a broker's license to collect acquisition, DD or management fees?I am in the process creating an investment platform where I will essentially create deal flow pipeline and network relationships, gather all due diligence materials, do a preliminary back-of-envelope underwriting to see if meets parameters before sending over to my colleagues who will see if it...64 days 18 hours ago
+2Non-target GPAI'm a sophomore at a non-target and I'm looking to get into IB. Believe it or not, we have a few alumni at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> IBs...64 hours 38 min ago
+2What is a tranche of a stock exactly? Where can I find a company stock's tranches, # of shares, prices?Like the title, I'm doing a comp model here and I'm confused with "tranches." I don't see them on Nasdaq or Yahoo Finance (or maybe they are there but Idk where to look at). Can anyone please help? Thank you so much65 days 13 hours ago
+2MsC Finance in Switzerland; ETH - Geneve - ST GallenWhich one? St Gallen: + 1 year + placement, name + program - application requirements ETH Zurich: + 1.5 year + name of the uni + tuitions - too quantitative - not a real business school + only ielts (7) required Geneve: - 2 years - no placement center + location +...62 weeks 6 days ago
+2Credit Analyst -> Lev Fin2nd year Credit Analyst for GE Capital type large undewriter looking to get into any Lev Fin group? Other than networking, anything I should be preparing for? Advice?64 weeks 13 hours ago
+2IB w/o PE/HF exit.. worth it?Is a job/career/stint in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> without the possibility of an exit to the buy side within private equity or hedge...63 weeks 4 days ago
+2Laid off analyst still unemployedBeen laid off and it has been 5 months and I have yet to nail anything down. I was in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Capital Markets Group</a></span> at a...52 weeks 1 day ago
+2Best way to learn Real Estate Waterfalls?Hi, I'm wondering if you guys know what the best way is to learn waterfalls? On the property level, I think I'm pretty good at understanding the analyses and basic return metrics that go with it. My firm is has investors so waterfalls are required and I'm wondering if anyone...53 weeks 2 days ago
+2CREFC CMBS E-PrimerAny real estate monkeys out there willing to share a copy of the CMBS E-Primer? I'm an analyst at a RE debt and equity brokerage shop and am doing more CMBS business than at my past company. Looking to better understand the mechanics of CMBS. Certainly have RE related educational content to...52 weeks 6 days ago
+2URGENT: Canadian Undergraduate Business School vs American UndegraduateHi, I'm a Canadian student looking to do an undergrad in business or some degree that will give me employ-ability in finance (IB, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Asset...52 weeks 22 hours ago
+4Goldman calls of 2016As 2016 draws to a close, it is a good time for reflection on the main happenings of the year. Below are Goldman’s 2016 published- Macro themes and rationale. This is an open thread to discuss the main themes of 2016 and the outlook into 2017. <h3>Top Trade No. 1: </h3> Long...43 weeks 19 hours ago
+2The case against Dodd Frank. Your thoughts?It appears that Dodd Frank is on its way out the door at some point in 2017. What are specific provisions within DF that are/were holding back banks and lenders? 41 month 6 hours ago
+2Should I Be Getting a Divorce Or What?<a href = "">My first post</a> garnered quite a few negative comments, as would be expected when I'm dealing with those in a situation similar to my husband's, defeated in life and ready to...456 min 29 sec ago
+2Career Change - Healthcare IB from Real EstateHey, I'm 25 years old and have close to four years of experience in real estate (equity). I have a finance degree from a semi-target school. I'm looking to make a jump into healthcare IB in NYC. About six months ago, I started to look into investment banking. I've had this...21 week 5 days ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars...14 months 1 week ago
+2My Guide to the CFAHey Monkeys, with the new year fast approaching and many of you starting to prep for the June exams I thought now would be a good time to describe my study process, tips, advice, etc. for others to use. This will not be “step by step” instructions but rather what has worked for me. Please...02 weeks 7 hours ago
+2Trying to figure out what's more disgusting in regards to the MSMI'm not pro-trump at all and have left/right views on specific topics. But as an observer with no emotion attached to either party, how pitiful has the MSM become?? Seriously I'm trying to figure out what's more pitiful: How skewed MSM was leading up to the election or the...03 weeks 6 days ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...451 week 2 days ago
+2Can't apply for jobs without a degree? InjusticeDegree sections compulsory on job applications? How is this fair? This is unfair to individuals who haven't been able to obtain degrees for personal reasons. How are we different or under qualified to those who might have obtained 3rd's in their degrees? Had to leave an application for...361 week 2 hours ago
+2Isn't it better to ask for internship directly?Instead of going through the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BS</a></span> of getting on the phone to learn more about what you do and then asking for internship at the...351 week 4 days ago
+1End of Hedge Funds?Recently read a Bloomberg article about how <a href=""> the golden age of hedge funds is over</a>. This is in large part due to the fact that hedge funds only beat...251 day 16 hours ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...203 weeks 3 days ago
+1When will the financial services industry gain the trust of the American people?I was reading this <a href="">article</a> on The Atlantic in which a finance professor from Booth opined that academic economists' views on the financial sector are...1914 hours 12 min ago
+1Kellogg vs. Fuqua vs. Tuck vs. JohnsonHi all. Last week, I heard back from all the schools I applied. Kellogg (WL), Fuqua (WL), Tuck (WL) & Johnson (Admit with some $) My post-mba goal is to break into NYC IB. I see the difference between Johnson and Fuqua is minimal and I prefer staying closer to NYC (thou it is...181 week 5 days ago
+1Consulting after Teach For America? (History major, no experience)Hello All, I am currently a senior at a large private school in New York (Not an Ivy, but a respectable school for the area), and I have been admitted into Teach For America. I was wondering if anyone would have any advice on how I can make the move to consulting when my two year commitment is...183 weeks 6 days ago
+1Why has Wearable Tech Failed?It feels like yesterday when smartwatches were released as the next big thing in technology. Since the epic launch, wearables seem to have fallen to nothing but a forgotten fad. I was reading an article on the matter on Business Insider <a...183 weeks 5 days ago
+1How to get into (and interested in) the Markets?I typically find people on here talking about having a passion for the markets and generating investment ideas. Perhaps being a student has held me back or maybe it's just not "in me", but I've found cultivating this passion pretty difficult, and i think it's just that I...182 weeks 3 days ago
+1Low self esteem may lead to credit card debt?Niro Sivanathan, associate professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains how spending with touchless forms of payment (like a credit card or online) can lead to spending more money than with cash. [quote] Our work was taking the well-established effect of credit card...172 days 7 hours ago
+1What do you think of MIT RE program? The advantage is it's only one year program and top-tier. But it seems like it's not finance heavy. I got admitted into nyu's part time RE program but wondering if I should just quit my current 12hrs + job and study full-time so I can be fully committed and make the transition....1717 hours 34 min ago
+1Moving to DC from AustraliaHi All, I'm from Australia just finished undergrad and moving to start a gig in consulting in the DC area. The office area is in the McClean/Arlington area. I know no one in DC, unfortunately so any advice you could give in regards to areas to live in/Areas to avoid would be great!...1758 min 39 sec ago
+1I refuse to give upGiven my resume... What is my best course of action to get into I-banking? I will not accept being told that it can't be done. I would drive 12 hours to New York and beat on doors if that is what it would take. day 10 hours ago
+1are thank you emails really that important?I don't see the point in them, especially after you already thanked them in person/over the phone? Doesn't it come off as sucking up? Also, it's not like the interviewer was doing you an immense favor by grilling you. It's part of their job. 163 weeks 11 hours ago
+1Should I take this offer??I recently received an offer from a major European bank to work as an intern in their risk management division (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="">HSBC</a></span>,<span...166 days 41 min ago
+1RE loan assets management I come from the equity side so i am familiar with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Asset Management</a></span> in regards to property assets. what does <span...161 week 5 days ago
+1Bentley vs Fordham??Hello! I am currently a high school senior and I intend on majoring in finance (or finance-economics if I choose Bentley) with a minor in either management or economics. My main goal is to work at a major investment banking firm and then eventually move on to <span...161 week 3 days ago
+1Thoughts on using Yesware for cold emails?As a junior at a non-target who hasn't landed anything yet for the summer, I've resorted to cold emailing to try to set up <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">informational...154 days 10 hours ago
+1Big 4 Audit to Big 4 Corporate Finance - AdviceThis is my first post on WSO and I am looking for some guidance. I have been lurking around recent content on WSO and there appears to be lots of helpful (and hilarious) advice available. I am currently working at one of the Big 4 in assurance (audit) and want a change to something more...151 week 3 days ago
+1Boutique NYC brokerage shopsWhat is the concensus on boutique NYC shops specifically Investment Sales? I see a lot of small shops in the area. Who do these guys do deals with? obviously your big time developers/operators will be mostly using the big guys. Searching through LinkedIn a lot of guys at these don't really...156 days 13 hours ago
+1Is there an ideal spread between Unlevered and Levered IRRs?This is in regards to a ground-up multifamily deal. Do investors (in this case, institutional equity partners) look for a healthy spread between these two metrics? I would imagine if the levered <span class='keyword_link'><a...155 hours 34 min ago
+1Best coat to wear on top of a suit in the winterIs it basically restricted to just peacoats / overcoats? If so, what are the best ones for under 500$? Best stores? Banker looking to do HH and PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a...153 weeks 6 days ago
+1Hedge-Fund Managers With Flashy Sports Cars Make Worse InvestorsRecently read this interesting article <a href="">which claims hedge-fund managers with flashy sports cars make for worse investors.</a> The article cites an experiment done a group of...145 days 6 hours ago
+1Need advice on what internship to choose Happy New years everyone!, Hope everyone enjoyed their new year and got home safe. I wanted some advice in which internship to choose from. My background: I am currently a sophomore at a non target school double majoring in accounting and finance. My goal is to get into IB / a good mba...141 week 1 day ago
+1Series 79Hi All, I know there are a couple threads out there on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Series 79</a></span> most of which are multiple years old. I am taking the 79 in 2.5 weeks and have...146 hours 52 min ago
+1Trip to NYC and LA (off-the-wall ideas)?In June, a few mates and I (from UK in mid-20s) are heading to NYC and LA for a trip (two weeks in total). I was wondering if anyone on here has any advice for things to do/places to go there that isn't just the standards stuff you see on the likes of trip advisor etc? The more...142 days 10 hours ago
+1how to prepare for this phone interviewIt's with a MD at a small boutique investment banking firm. The internship is unstructured and unpaid, do you guys think I will need to have a stock pitch ready? Will it mostly be behavioral? 143 weeks 3 days ago
+1MS Finance - Simon Business SchoolDear All, I have recently been admitted into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">MS</a></span> Finance Program at Simon with a 30% scholarship for the fall 2017 intake. Need your views on...142 weeks 1 day ago
+1Disney and Star WarsI recently read an interesting article regarding of <a href =””> Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm.</a> Back in 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4b. At the time, <a...142 days 3 hours ago
+1IUHey, everyone I decided to take IU direct admit to Kelly instead of UNC or NYU, is this a bad decision. I really like the IB workshop.142 days 9 hours ago
+1Looking at purchasing commercial real estateHi everyone, this is obviously a burner account and I have another account that I use on WSO but I wanted to keep this post a little more anonymous. I'm looking for advice on purchasing CRE. I live in a capital city in the Southeast part of the country that is currently undergoing a...143 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Advice for a High School Senior going to Rutgers? I didn't do so well in high school and got a 3.4 gpa and am going to Rutgers next year. To stay productive I am learning python and will eventually try to learn algorithm <span class='keyword_link'><a...142 days 11 hours ago
+1NESCAC Schools?Would you guys mind ranking the NESCAC schools from best to worst. I heard they were really good and underrated for IB142 hours 13 min ago
+1MM in New York or BB in Toronto?I'm studying at a Canadian target in Ontario and debating between a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...141 week 1 day ago
+1Where do I fit in the finance world (if I fit at all)?I'm an undergrad senior economics major, and heavily considering tacking on a finance major for the sake of marketability. But I've had trouble really being sold on my options. I've generally thought that working as an analyst (and eventually making it to PM) at a Hedge Fund would...142 weeks 3 days ago
+1What extracurricular activities did you participate in as a kid?I likely did the typical things - guitar, piano, a fencing club when I was older, rowing in college and that's about it.144 weeks 1 day ago
+1Clothes Hey, I'm going into a boutique bank in Florida for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span> position. This is what I am planning to wear: Jos a Banks ($600) -3...142 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Is it time to dump gold?People say gold is real money while our paper bills are not, because <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">fiat</a></span> money has no intrinsic value. However, in this <a...136 hours 52 min ago
+1How do you motivate yourself to go to the gym? Recently, I read a Business Insider article that listed 17 ways to trick yourself into going to the gym. Some of my favorites are leaving your gym bag at your office, thinking about the money you're pouring into a gym membership, mixing up your workout, entering any and all gym challenges,...131 day 12 hours ago
+1Job Hopping Monkeys in BankingI've been seeing lots of articles being written on millennials as job hoppers with writers praising and condemning frequent job changes. I consider myself to be on the aggressive side in regards to not putting up with a job that is not a good fit but would still stick it out for a year+...132 weeks 4 days ago
+1Partner PackagesI am moving from Director at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> to Country Managing Partner for Tier2 Consulting division of a top 10 professional services...131 week 11 hours ago
+1The Interview PitchTo answer to the question tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume, why are you here, etc... I usually say something like, I work at X as a Y, working on blah blah blah. Prior, I was at Z working on blah blah blah. I left Z because....and now I'm looking to leave X...133 weeks 2 days ago
+1UPREIT - Setup of REIT and Acquisition of 1031 Property - Tutorial Where Can I Learn?I'm looking for a tutorial on UPREITS. Primarily I would like to set up a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">REIT</a></span> with my existing...135 days 9 hours ago
+1Prop to Bank/FundI'm a discretionary rates trader at a prop firm. My P&L for 2016 was low 6 figures. Talented guys at my firm who have been around longer than me earn mid 6 figures and less than a handful broke the 7 figure mark. I'm talented enough to continue grinding this out going forward...138 hours 37 min ago
+1What's your way of tackling all those work emails?Hey guys. I barely started working at an office and find the amount of unnecessary emails overwhelming. I find that I have to go back and forth with some co-workers because they didn't specify the exact day or because they wrote a long-winded email that doesn't make sense. I...135 days 4 hours ago
+1Becoming an algotraderHi everyone, A bit of a beginner's question. I am a current engineering major at a top 10 worldwide school with a very strong interest in finance. I have secured a spring week in <span class='keyword_link'><a...131 week 4 days ago
+1Underwriting Analyst to Development?Interviewing for an underwriting analyst role with a multifamily lender. Debt side role involving analyzing, processing and packaging multifamily and commercial loans. I eventually want to go into development or acquisitions. Not sure if this role would really be a good step in the right...121 day 7 hours ago
+1Have you heard of Sandford Bernstein?I have recently received offers for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">ER</a></span> in Sandford Bernstein, as well as S&T in <span...121 week 1 day ago
+1$400 shoesWill be starting as an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...122 weeks 3 days ago
+1Let's say markets crash next Monday. What is your gameplan?*Next Monday is entirely hypothetical, assume the one following the day you read this thead. *Reasons behind the market crash are also entirely hypothetical, if you are looking for some magnitude, let's say it's September 2007 again. In other words, how prepared are you for the...125 days 17 hours ago
+1Cornell:Easiest and Best ROI SchoolI got a major life decision I have to make and only a few days to do it. I need help choosing whether to apply to Cornel ILR or Hotel. I'm decently competitive at both with a 1510 SAT but my GPA is a little lacking at a 3.7 uw(at a top private/boarding school though).The big question is...123 weeks 14 hours ago
+1UNIGE Master of arts in international trading, Commodity finance & shippingHey all! Current undergrad student at a target in my country with internship experience in commodities <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span>. I am looking at my...123 days 4 hours ago
+1UNDERGRADUATE at Bocconi, SSE, CBS or UCL?What's the best place for an undergraduate degree in business/finance/economy? UCL will leave me with a lot of debts. Bocconi, SSE, and CBS would be basically free in my case thanks to Norwegian funds (Lånekassen). I'm asking for UG only, I'm pretty sure I will do masters at...1217 hours 38 min ago
+1Is Transferring from Emory worth it?I did decently well first-semester freshman year, ending with a 3.89 (made the deans list and all that jazz). I've been enjoying it a lot here socially and I would probably only dislike it if I don't get into the fraternity I want to during rush next semester. The lack of school...122 weeks 3 days ago
+1Big 4 Transactions manager looking for career advice [Sydney]I'm 25 with a double degree in commerce and IT and have been in big 4 accounting working in transactions (Finance and IT transaction execution/ operations <span class='keyword_link'><a...121 week 1 day ago
+1Which UndergradOf These: Chapel Hill (20k per year, my brother is there, and I just never liked it) Villanova (LEANING TOWARDS IT Fordham (Full Tuition based on NMSF) Babson (33k-40k per year) Bentley (Like the school) Wake Forest (60k per year, too close to home) BYU (Pretty much a cheap, good caliber...123 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Moving to Midwest Laid off from my niche lending role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> in October. I have been applying exclusively to endowments since then, with good...112 weeks 1 day ago
+1Monday PropertiesAnyone from NY or D.C. know much about these guys? I believe they are an office owner/operator and read that they sold out of most of their assets during the most recent run-up in pricing. Curious as to their overall reputation within the NYC/DC real estate communities. 113 weeks 2 days ago
+1What is your Opinion About Virtual RealityWith 2016 highlighted last year as the "Year of Virtual Reality," much has developed within the industry. While experts have been quick to highlight the series of VR launches as a flop, I think that in reality the bar of expectations was simply set way to high. On the contrary, I...116 days 14 hours ago
+1MBA Decision - Vanderbilt Owen vs. Georgetown McDonoughRecently accepted to both MBA programs, any thoughts on which to take? Background in big 4 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">management consulting</a></span>. Hoping to jump to IB or...112 weeks 2 days ago
+1Is a Non Target School Really That Bad?Hey, I am a high school senior and I was just wondering how difficult it really is if someone is from a non target (ex: ECU, UNCW, or let's throw in Elon.) If someone maintains a 3.8 or 3.9, is it still going to be impossible to find a internship at say, <span...111 week 2 days ago
+1Accrual vs AmortizationWhat's better for the bottom line? Expense accruals or Amortization. What is the difference between two and how it impacts the P&L? Thanks!112 days 10 hours ago
+1More MBAs to apply for IB?hi all. I'm new to the forum. Recently I have been luckily admitted to Johnson with some $. I'm pretty sure I will do IB recruiting. I would like to do IB in NYC and okay with SE. I have few R2/R3 MBA applications ongoing... Now with Cornell offer, I wonder what R2/R3...114 weeks 5 hours ago
+1thoughts on using Mr/MsIs it still better to play it safe, and address a MD using Mr. / Ms. for cold emailing, or do you think it's better to address them by first name? As an anecdote, I once got on the phone with a MD several years ago, and accidentally addressed him by his first name. Later, when I met up...112 weeks 1 day ago
+1Strategy Analyst at F500, Crush GMAT, Top 5 Business School?Hey all. I currently am working as a financial analyst in a f500 conglomerate business unit. Working in more accounting type stuff now and have been for only about 6 months, but about to move into a more operational finance role. After this role, I'm going to gun for a strategy analyst role...113 weeks 15 hours ago
+2Summer 2018 PE Recruiting has begunGood luck to all you monkeys - may the best chimp win Who has received interview requests so far? 1155 min 51 sec ago
+1How do you find out about good restaurants?I wanted to know how you all discover new restaurants/ hidden gems in the city. I usually talk to police officers wherever I go. They usually haven't been wrong when it comes to new Mexican and Italian food. Yelp helps sometimes but I take some of those reviews with a grain of salt....114 weeks 1 day ago
+1Wealth Management Internship Interview Questions and Pointers?Hello! So I have an interview for my very first internship coming up in a few days...I'm getting really nervous. The internship kind of just fell into my lap, and I ran with it, but I'm still kind of clueless. Not too sure if I want to get into wealth management, I just wanna get out...104 days 15 hours ago
+1Most tax efficient thing to do with my 40k+ bonus??I'm currently on a 80k salary base, but I currently don't have a 401k, retirement thing set up at my work yet because, long story short, I declined to do so because I need to take care of personal family things, etc. Anyways, I've been doing well at my work and will probably will...104 days 9 hours ago
+1HELP! 10-week summer internship clashes with exam timeHi guys, First of all I am aware that you shouldn´t ask for holiday during a 10-week internship but my internship starts during my exam time at University. How many days off do you usually have during a 10 week <span class='keyword_link'><a...102 weeks 6 days ago
+1CFA materials: kaplan or wiley? I wanna start preparing for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> asap, could you please give some suggestion which is the best material, where...102 days 15 hours ago
+1Summer intern: JPM Private Bank v.s Barclays SnTFortunately I got summer intern offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">JPM</a></span> private bank and <span class='keyword_link'><a...101 week 1 day ago
+1Asset Management MBAI am thinking about transitioning into a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Asset Management</a></span>, with limited experience in finance... I am thinking about...104 days 16 hours ago
+1Moving from IB to AM - ProcessHey guys, So most are familiar with the general process for moving from IB to PE/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, but what about...109 hours 20 min ago
+1Australian S&T: Difference between "Retail Big 4" (Westpac, CBA, ANZ, NAB) and Investment Banks?So take these retail banks, known in Aus as the "Big 4 Banks", and their market divisions:...105 days 13 hours ago
+1Lateraling from SA to FT at BB with Low GPAHey guys, I'm going to be an SA at a mid-tier bank in IB (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Wells Fargo</a></span> type) and I am looking to move to a <span...101 week 6 days ago
+1Citi GroupsWhat groups are recommended for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Citi</a></span>? Top groups appear to be Global <span class='keyword_link'><a...103 days 3 hours ago
+1Will I be expelled from BschoolI am making this post to clear some of my concerns regarding reneging an offer and hope that you all can provide me some of your thoughts. I am currently pursuing a one year Masters from a target B-school, think UVA/Duke/UNC, and accepted a job offer last month from a top firm in their...101 week 8 hours ago
+1Coming from a HYP, do you need a 3.7+ to do well in IB recruiting?or is a 3.5 good enough to get to top 3 firms? jw since my gpa will be between 3.5 and 3.6, although the average at my school is like 3.4.101 week 2 days ago
+1Background Check Question - please help Help WSO avoid duplicate content! If we find content that's related or similar to what you're posting it will be listed below. Hover over topic get a preview or click through to read.104 weeks 1 day ago
+1Citi vs BAML both HK IBDHey guys, I luckily recieved offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Citi</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...104 weeks 5 hours ago
+5Season Greetings From Your BFF In HRWell well well what have we here. Y’know it’s funny, I saw WSO occupying a lot of monitors throughout the office this year but always figured it was just some desperado networking site. Little did I know it was a treasure trove of SA sob stories and braggadocious banker bro tales. I have...92 days 15 hours ago
+1How to Reach Out to Random People?Does anyone here have any tips for how to reach out to random people? I go to an extreme non-target and don't have any contacts in the finance industry, so I am forced to reach out to random people through either Linkedin or guessing their firm's email format. The people that I am...93 weeks 1 day ago
+1Office in Chelsea: Where to Live?Moving to NYC in a few months, really struggling to figure out where to live since my office is in West Chelsea close to Chelsea Market. Only friends I know moving to Manhattan are doing finance or working on the East side. In either case, to save money they're doing Queens/Brooklyn or...93 weeks 1 day ago
+1MBB NYC vs. BostonI am at a top three business school (HBS/Wharton/GSB) and wondering if changing office preferences from Boston to NYC would hurt my chances for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer...92 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Breaking into acquisitions from Equity research??Hi, I want to break into RE acquisition roles, but I realized I want to do this pretty late in the game, and am feeling pretty hopeless as I don't have any relavant experience. My bankground is as follows: School: semi-target BBA in finance and accounting (think Emory, Duke,...92 weeks 5 days ago
+1Co-investments to Direct?Hi all, I have recently come to the conclusion that I want to switch jobs within the buyside and would greatly appreciate your advice / views. Firstly, let me give you a bit of background about myself. I joined a bulge bracket bank here in London straight out of uni (2014) and stayed for a...92 weeks 22 hours ago
+1Can someone explain what post MBA MBB exit opportunities are really like? I am headed to a business school in the fall and my goal is to exit into a rotational program in industry. But I am also exploring other options because well, the full time MBA is my one chance in life to totally change the trajectory of my career. So why not look at what's out...93 days 12 hours ago
+1Why is UT Austin ranked so low by USNWR in "National Universities"?Not hating but how is (an example) College of William and Mary or Rice University better than UT Austin? UT Austin is ranked in the 50s and Rice is in the top 20 while W&M is ranked 32. This makes no sense. I thought UT was a strong school! I'm interested in their MSF and now I'm...92 weeks 4 days ago
+1Signing Bonus for FT?Any idea of what the singing bonus for full time investment banking analysts is at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Barclays</a></span> (any other banks would also be helpful) I'm trying...91 week 6 days ago
+1Eastdil Secured NYC analyst hours and 1st Year CompLooking for feedback on Eastdil's analyst hours and first year compensation in NYC office? Also any feedback on what deal flow might be like now that Spies and Harmon are at Cushman91 day 3 hours ago
+1Jefferies SA IBDI still see a few <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...81 week 3 days ago
+1Best Financial Modeling Courses to TakeI'm an undergrad junior, and I'm trying to boost my resume and prepare for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer internship</a></span> by taking some <span...81 week 1 day ago
+1Rank your top 3 cities for maximum potential career growth...Say you were in your late twenties starting out as an associate, could move anywhere, and were determined to start your own shop someday after getting some experience at a sponsor-level entity (i.e. developer/redeveloper/principal investor). Which of the following cities would you pick for the...83 weeks 5 days ago
+1MSRESorry if these have been answered somewhere else but decided to make a thread anyways.. 1) if someone has a crap undergrad GPA (from a reputable non target) but a couple years of quality work experience are they still regarded as a candidate assuming good recommendation letters? I know NYU...81 week 4 days ago
+1Breaking into Venture Capital out of Undergrad??Is it possible to break into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">venture capital industry</a></span> right out of undergrad? And what are the best routes to take to break...81 week 1 day ago
+1Multifamily Equity Raise / Proposal TemplateHey folks, Appreciate your help in advance. A couple partners and I have found equity backers for a multifamily deal we will be acting as principal or GP on. We are agreed in theory (we are under contract with the seller), but I'd like to put together a more formalized deck for...82 weeks 2 days ago
+1Got 2 offers, any advice?-Located in London -Obviously the offers I have aren't at the best i-banks like a lot of people here receive. But I think of it as a starting point. -My aim is to make it into strat consulting or preferably IB. Will do an MBA if necessary Offer 1 Big 4 Corp Fin- M&A, ranked very...82 days 23 hours ago
+1Call for advice from PE professionals - Undergraduate hopeful in distressThanks to anyone who takes the time to read this. I appreciate even more anyone who decides to contribute. So the situation is the following- I was just confirmed to attend an "Undergraduate Investment Clinic" for undergraduate students in New York City on January 7th. The 9-hour...84 days 4 hours ago
+1Fordham Real Estate Institute at Lincoln CenterFirst post... I tried linking the article / press release by Real Estate Weekly dated 12/15/16 but it doesn't allow me to post links since I am new to the site. (Easy google I guess for anyone interested.) The article also includes a link to Fordham University Real Estate Institute's...84 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Should I list a return offer on my resume?Last summer I was an SA at a top 15 REPE firm and received a verbal return offer from one of the partners. I didn't like the specific division where I received the offer so I declined and never had the offer letter drafted out. I later interviewed with a separate division of the same...81 week 6 days ago
+1LBS MFA(Masters in financial analysis) or LSE Msc FinanceHi all, i have applied for both the LBS and LSE courses and would appreciate any feedback or advice on which course would be better. I have recently graduated from university majoring in Finance and Economics and am looking to work in the asset or <span class='keyword_link'><a...81 week 1 day ago
+1GMAT - What's your average time to study?Guys, Average time to Study for the GMAT? I will try to take it after my graduation.. I will have 5/6 hr x day for 2/3 months.. My target is > 650. Opinions? Experience? Thank you so much, and happy new year ;-)81 week 3 days ago
+1Big 4 Intern to MBBHey everyone, so I am from a non target Canadian School, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> does do recruiting at my school however. I am looking to get into <span...84 weeks 1 day ago
+1Cold Email - no response, what next?Hello, I am a Sophomore at a non-target and am in the process of reaching out to some local boutiques in hopes of finding an internship for this Spring. Rather than out right asking for an internship, I figured it would be best to first introduce myself and learn a little more about these...81 week 6 days ago
+1How does FT recruiting differ from SA recruiting?I was very curious what some of the big differences were between FT and SA recruiting. I am pretty sure that FT is much harder (assuming) and it is much more of a smaller pool of applicants that get interviews for FT. Am I right? What are the other differences?85 days 15 hours ago
+1Hedge Fund Trader Risk/Profit QuestionWhat is the average daily VaR of a trader? Senior, junior, etc...? If a trader has 20mm capital and let's say he is down -3K and he holds on to the position having the conviction that it will eventually go his way and it went down to 5K and hes keep averaging his position, do they care?86 days 18 hours ago
+1CFA1 help with boutique?Mentioned in previous posts, I'm currently an algebra teacher. I currently live in a rural town, where there are no <span class='keyword_link'><a...81 week 3 days ago
+1Summer Associate Interviews, final invitationsWhen do all of the Summer Associate final interview or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">superday</a></span> invites go out? I would assume they all go out prior to the end of this week?82 weeks 2 days ago
+1UT-Austin MSF now or wait another year?Snapshot of credentials/work experience: Graduated 8/2016 from Florida State University, 3.83 GPA, magna cum laude, economics major, honors thesis, Garnet & Gold scholar, research intensive bachelor's certificate. I'm currently an algebra teacher at my hometown middle school, with...84 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Am I screwed because I didn`t choose Wharton (Penn CAS)I still no very little about what I want to do whether it`s stock <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> (that`s what I do now for fun) or w.e but I`m pretty sure I...83 weeks 6 days ago
+1Bachelor: RSM, CBS, Bocconi, ESCP, ESSEC or Maastricht or WU Vienna for german studentWhat schools offer the best possibilities for a german national (only speaking german and English) to get a job in the city and partially Frankfurt? I guess Frankfurt: Wu Vienna Maastricht ESCP RSM CBS/Bocconi ESSEC (I heard their BBA is only a cash...85 days 21 hours ago
+1Will there be a future for bankers?It is evident that technology is changing our world quicker than we have predicted. Artificial intelligence is on the rise. In 2015 Google created AlphaGo, a computer program that beat a champion Go player without handicaps. If you got a computer that can play Go, a complicated game with lots of...81 week 4 days ago
+1will it be too lateI graduated in 2013 and have been working in wm ops ever since. I moved into a new well paid role in 2016 through a friend. a full time mba is not an option for me but i would really like to break into investment banking. Because i got this role through a friend I don't want to burn bridges...81 week 6 days ago
+1Work for a $h!tshow?Long time lurker, first time poster here. I am currently in commercial lending and for a couple of reasons am looking to move on. (1. Not interested in capping out at ~$250K when I am making all my clients rich 2. Feel the urge to be more aggressive/autonomous than a commercial banker). I...74 weeks 6 hours ago
+1MBA without GMAT?When applying for MBA programs I noticed that some do not require, or even request <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">gmat scores</a></span>. Is this typical or should I...72 weeks 13 hours ago
+1do bankers work on friday before christmas?Curious to see if bankers work on the friday before Christmas? Trying to figure out if this MD ignored my email, or just wasn't in the office lol. I have emailed this MD before, and he's usually pretty good with response times. 72 weeks 4 days ago
+1JPM Industrials vs LevFin GroupI got a summer associate offer with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">JPM</a></span> NY office and have the choice to pick between Industrials, Energy or <span...71 day 11 hours ago
+1MSF vs mbaI am 26, without a college degree as I dropped out in my sophomore year due to financial trouble. Since I have worked several jobs mostly mean jobs and now I am making close to six figures by <span class='keyword_link'><a...73 days 23 hours ago
+1Where do you go for news?Where do you typically go for business/industry/leisure news? I use: **Business** * WSJ * Bloomberg Terminal * Streetaccount * Google News Feed **Tech** * TechCrunch * ReCode * [Hackernews - for the deep tech stuff]( **Leisure** * ...71 week 14 hours ago
+1brown shoes in interviewI know there is already a thread, but would like to hear more opinions. Will an interviewer really ding me for having brown shoes with a navy suit?73 days 6 hours ago
+1Boutique IB on the spot case study HALP!!!!I have an upcoming on the spot case study for a small boutique on the west coast (US). This is an entry level analyst position (I graduated undergrad last month) and the case study is the 1st round interview. This is a pen, paper & calculator case study. I will be given a hypothetical...71 day 8 hours ago
+1Citi Global Markets Internship vs Equity Research at Sandford BernsteinSo I have recently received an offer to take on an internship at Sandford Bernstein for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">equity research</a></span> and another offer to do...72 weeks 2 days ago
+2In a World of SJW and California Trying to secede from the USAHi WSO, It's a new world we face out there. Can't make any jokes in public places, especially Universities with the risk of being labelled insensitive (which I think is soft as baby sh**). What are people's thoughts on the "Millennials in the workplace" video going...72 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Nail In the CoffinThe same publication that began the spectacle that is Elizabeth Holmes's decline... The Wall St. Journal seems unrelenting with their Theranos stories. It looks like they are in for more hard times. [Theranos Slashes Staff, Voids More Test...73 days 13 hours ago
+1UBS Sophomore Summer Analyst (Women) IB Program Did anyone hear back from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">UBS</a></span> for this Sophomore Summer Analyst program after submitting the video interview?79 hours 5 min ago
+1*Become a Trader*Hello. New to this forum. Had a simple question since I am feeling unnecessary pressure from a "peer" of mine. He has the <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...71 day 12 hours ago
+1Group Selection J.P. MorganI accepted a generalist <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> Summer analyst offer at <span class='keyword_link'><a...79 hours 3 min ago
+1Thoughts/Reputation of Credit Suisse HOLT Corporate Advisory?I know we already have a thread on this topic from years ago but I was wondering if anyone could offer any insight on the group? They're listed under "Investment Banking and Capital Markets" at <span class='keyword_link'><a...73 days 2 hours ago
+1New to WSO..Hello everyoneHello all, I am a junior at UAB pursuing a Bachelor's degree in both Accounting and Finance. I look forward to the advice and wisdom shared by all in this community and hopefully I will be better prepared when the time comes to transition into the finance world. I am dual majoring to...73 weeks 8 hours ago
+1Deciding between Wharton and Columbia for MBAI am currently deciding between Columbia and Wharton for the MBA program and leaning towards going Columbia but don’t want to make a mistake. Rankings/prestige-wise, Wharton obviously edges CBS out. A key factor here is that I committed to Columbia per the Early Decision program. Several...71 week 5 days ago
+1Help Rationalize my FT Decision (MM IB over BB ER)I'm a student at a non-target (good GPA, difficult major) who had offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> <span...73 weeks 13 hours ago
+1Post MBA: PIMCO portfolio associate or Launch 10MM Hedge FundHi WSO monkies, Would like to get your thoughts on this choice. Currently a 1st year MBA student at top 5 B-School. Previous Experience: Macro FICC derivatives desk at top <span class='keyword_link'><a...712 hours 53 min ago
+1Citi Markets S&T LondonHi all, I have a first-round interview for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Citi</a></span>'s Markets Analyst program in London next week. I believe they're typically in-person...72 days 6 hours ago
+1Cormark Securities - TorontoHey guys - Has anyone heard of Cormark Securities in Toronto? I'm trying to get a sense of how big their IB team is, what the culture is like, how the pay compares to the street, and any other insights anyone can provide. Many thanks!73 weeks 1 day ago
+1How do you break into investment banking?The most popular advice for breaking into investment banking is developing relations with bankers at formal and informal events and cold-calling (which some claim is more effective if you attend a target school). Is this advice valid? How difficult is it to break into investment banking? Any...74 weeks 1 day ago
+1Pot Legalization (and Investing)It seems as though one of the large movements in the U.S., marijuana legalization, is barely talked about or highlighted in the news. As of November 9th, recreational pot use has been legalized in 8 states including California, Nevada and Massachusetts. With this many states having legalized...72 weeks 6 days ago
+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> Resume Announcement: WSO has released a <span class='keyword_link'><a...74 days 3 hours ago
+1Doing accounting job now. ACCA or CIMA if I want to move into 'investment' later?Hello I started as an accountant in september but my firm doesn't offer ACA. instead they offer ACCA or CIMA. i'm in the UK if that helps i don't particularly want to stay in accounting and want to move into investment/<span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 10 hours ago
+1What to invest in on the buy-sideUsually, Jan/Feb is bonus time and as a buy side analyst there are plenty of restrictions of what one is not allowed to invest in. Apart from investing into your firm's own fund/s and real estate, what do you guys invest in? 71 week 1 day ago
+1Analysts...Help me figure this outIts evidently clear that famous large cap stocks (Apple, Google etc) have many analysts (on both sides) covering them and they also happen to have the most daily trade volume on average. All these companies started small and gradually grew, attracting more analysts and investors over time. I...74 days 9 hours ago
+1What are my chances at transferring to Cornell/USC/Georgetown? I'm currently a freshman at a West Coast Private and I am in the process of transferring. I'm just curious what you guys think my chances are at transferring, as I know some members on WSO have had previous experience with the process. Here are my stats College GPA: 3.93 Credits:...73 days 8 hours ago
+1Goldman Sachs 2017 Pride Summit/Undergraduate Camp ThreadThe applications for the Pride Summit and the Undergraduate Camp went up today. I just applied and notified my contact in HCM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but communications will not be sent out until the deadline has passed. This thread will be updated after I follow up...62 days 4 hours ago
+1HEC MiM vs Ross Master of Management for an international studentHi, I am confused between the two programs here. I have been accepted to the HEC MiM and am pretty confident about the Ross Master of Management after the interviews. My background : 24y Indian,Tier 1 univ, 740 <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 19 hours ago
+1MBA right out of Undergrad vs MBA + Work ExperienceHey, I am a high school senior and prospective finance major with the goal of working for a major investment banking firm and then moving on into either <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 3 days ago
+1Mck Dallas vs BCG BostonWhat factors (i.e. prestige vs. career trajectory vs. geographic location vs. ease of firm) would you weigh when deciding? Also, is <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...64 days 9 hours ago
+1REIT Investment Team position salary? So I'm debating between two potential offers right now. On one hand I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> offer in Credit Risk, which I am fairly...66 days 10 hours ago
+1Need Advice- Oliver WymanHi I want to get into consulting and have be applying to various firms. I have completed my undergraduate degree + Masters. i recently applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...63 weeks 3 days ago
+1Best approach to estimate sale value?Happy new year folks. I'm trying to calculate the return on a capital-growth private equity investment in a firm with a stake of 30%. I have the investment amount in year 0, and expected share of dividends for years 1 through 5. Assuming the firm's mandate is to exit in 5-7 years,...62 days 22 hours ago
+1WikiLeaks offers to 'authenticate' US intelligence on Russia's involvement in election hackingHi Guys, [Wikileaks apparently offered to authenticate US intelligence on Russia's involvement in election hacking.]( I'm sure...63 weeks 3 days ago
+1What's your opinion on these business schools I've been accepted to? (undergrad)Hey WSO, I've begun to get some early action college decisions, and I was hoping you could give me some advice on what is the right school to pick. Decisions so far: Northeastern (Deferred) Fordham (Accepted to Global Business Honors Program ~20 student program) Babson...61 week 7 hours ago
+1Corporate & Investment Banking Analyst??Anybody every see this title before? Is it just a different title that some banks use or is it a completely different job position? For a coverage group. Thanks61 day 4 hours ago
+1Bank called to REJECT me??Hi, This is about bulge-bracket IBsummer analyst application. I received an offer from another firm while still in the recruitment process for the bulge-bracket, and so emailed the <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 10 hours ago
+1Equity Research at Sandford Bernstein or Trading at Citi?So I have recently received an offer to take on an internship at Sandford Bernstein for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">equity research</a></span> and another offer to do...61 week 1 day ago
+1Likelihood of a Recession by 2018I'm interested to see what the consensus is here on whether we'll be hit by a recession by 2018. If not by 2018, then when? Would also be interested to hear what people think will be the catalyst. 63 weeks 3 days ago
+1The importance of Financial AccountingHey PE monkeys, I'm hopefully doing a PE internship this summer, but have not taken any accounting classes. Thus I need to brush up a bit. I know how a 3-statement model works and its connections etc. Meaning of different line items. However, I have the opportunity to do a class...62 weeks 5 hours ago
+1Crowdfunding for a PE FundHi all, We are in the process of setting up platforms to raise funds from individual investors for a PE Fund. In this process we plan to work with Banks and Retail stores to allow individuals to commit capital at these outlets. There are two things to note though that set us apart: 1)...63 weeks 1 day ago
+1CRE Brokers: How common is it for a broker to invest alongside the buyer, or have his commission rolled up as equity in the dealI heard from a friend that this type of thing happens every so often and wanted to know: + How common is it in the CRE world? + What are the legal and ethical implications of this practice (ie, are there any rules in place expressly forbidding such a thing)? + What are the benefits and...63 weeks 2 days ago
+1Harvard MDes - real estateDoes anyone here have any experience or thoughts on the Harvard real estate program? I know it is technically a Masters of Design degree, but it appears you can take courses in the business school, law school and at MIT which is interesting. Just wondering what the placement is like out of the...61 day 15 hours ago
+1Ammortizing GoodwillWhat happens if your purchase price is below book? I understand that you would amortize excess <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">EV</a></span> by using Goodwill as a plug,...62 weeks 3 days ago
+1Size of Deals on Resume for PE RecruitingI work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">FIG</a></span> at an EB and although I feel that I am gathering valuable experience, most of my deals would be...63 days 3 hours ago
+1What places should I try to apply for as a Sophomore?I'm a sophomore at a target. I managed to get a few first round interviews through OCR for summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">internships</a></span>, but ended up...63 weeks 1 day ago
+1Persuing Investment Banking, Rising senior, sudying abroad in spring, no internship currently. Is there hope?Hey so I'm a rising senior at a target school (little ivy) with a 3.5 Econ major. I worked for a large tech firm my freshman year and a very boutique wealth management firm last summer. I have been unable to land an IB internship for the summer so far. I'm home for a month (January)...66 days 10 hours ago
+1Typical steps to becoming an investment banker?What are the general steps to becoming a full time investment banker at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> firm? 64 hours 4 min ago
+1Lateraling to Deloitte as a BA?Hey guys, I'm a 2016 grad interested in lateraling to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> as a BA. Don't really care if it's federal or...61 day 6 hours ago
+1Can one still work themselves up from the metaphorical Mail Room?While trolling linkedin I ran across some people who used to be tellers at banks and landed some decent roles. Anyone here have a similar experience at any organization? Or think getting a mailroom (not literally) job might be a good or bad idea?62 weeks 6 days ago
+1MBA Recruiting Strategy: IB Internship -> Consulting FTWhat are some of the difficulties associated with recruiting for both IB and Consulting? Time constraints immediately come to mind (info session scheduling, interview prep, etc.) but anything else I should be wary of? From what I've read elsewhere, it's not impossible but may require...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Which PE Associate programs are two years and out?Curious as to which associate tracks are strictly two years and out? Most interested in middle market but also curious about larger funds as well. Many thanks.62 weeks 1 day ago
+1"Real Estate Investment Banking"I currently work on the principal side at a small, boutique PE practice that specializes in MF and senior living, but I have recently been interested in what I hear as "real estate investment banking." I realize this is different than actual RE investment banking (M&A, <span...61 week 23 hours ago
+1Valuation Career Promotion Structure? Can anyone provide insight as to what the promotion structure is for a valuation analyst who stays at a valuation shop and approximately how long it takes to reach each position? So far I've gathered that it goes Analyst->Associate->Sr. Associate->? Thanks guys!64 weeks 1 day ago
+1Should I Accept This Offer? - Recent Grad Seeking AdviceHi All, I recently got an offer at DBRS (4th largest credit rating agency, but not in the Big 3) in their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">FIG</a></span>...64 days 13 hours ago
+1Data scientist in AM start up vs quant equity research in IBI must pick one of the two options. My core competence is machine learning (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="">ML</a></span>) for finance. I'm interested in ML-based quant...63 weeks 1 day ago
+1Cell Tower Acquisitions StrategyAnyone have past experience in acquiring the cell tower real estate? I'm considering investing in the area but would like to hear people's thoughts.52 weeks 1 day ago
+1Consulting Summer Internship Applications a complete failure, Advice neededHey everyone, This is my first post here. I'm a 1st year Masters student at Bocconi, top European university. Regardless, I got rejected from most of my consulting <span class='keyword_link'><a...56 days 22 hours ago
+1Watches for Investment AnalystWhat are some good watches for an investment analyst in banking? Looking for something in the $700-$1200 range. Brands and names of watches would be helpful. Thanks.56 hours 18 min ago
+1Move from Brokerage to AnalystHello, I am 1 year into my first job after graduating this past spring (Top 25 Business School). I work for one of the biggest <span class='keyword_link'><a...53 weeks 16 hours ago
+1What do you think of Barbara Corcoran's hiring ideology? Barbara Corcoran, one of the judges of ABC's Shark Tank, believes that persistence and hard work trump an impressive resume. When she's hiring, she looks for people who have the right attitude instead of the right resume. She, herself, was not a great student growing up and had to work...53 weeks 12 min ago
+1What would be the nuts-and-bolts requirements to start your own multi-family acquisition shop focusing on NYC assets?This is a broad question, I know. What would one need in place from equity, contacts, lender relationships, legal underpinnings (LLC, Insurance, Business License, etc) and beyond to launch a successful acquisition shop focusing on multifamily and ground floor retail assets in the nyc metro area?53 weeks 2 days ago
+1Help deciding between OW vs BoutiqueHey guys, anyone have any advice on which is the best offer to take for an entry level position? One is a boutique firm (not yet well known) with whom I have an amazing cultural fit, with very interesting strategy work but is limited in its sectors--with my preferred sectors not generally...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1Undergrad straight to Cornell MPS RE Possible?I was wondering whether anyone had any idea if Cornell's real estate program was nearly exclusively for experienced professionals? I know Columbia and MIT programs are but I can't find any information online definitively specifying whether or not they would consider an undergrad.51 day 8 hours ago
+1Should I move to the sell side?Hi all, I am asking for some advice. I was hired out of undergrad to work at a small buyside shop at a significant salary discount with the promise of a raise after inflows to the fund occurred. It has been two years without any inflows. Should i jump to the sell side as an associate in...52 days 11 hours ago
+1doing FIG sophomore year?Would it be bad if I interned at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">FIG</a></span> IB shop over the summer as a sophomore? Or is the pigeon-holeing thing...54 days 10 hours ago
+1McGill Desautels vs Queens Commerce vs Western Ivey? for undergraduate business with an end goal for investment bankingI am deciding on where i want to go to university next year. I am deciding between McGill Desautels (hopefully honours in investment management), Queens commerce, and Western Ivey HBA. My goal is to be recruited to a big bank in NYC right out of school, get an MBA and go work for a hedge fund....54 days 4 hours ago
+1Warwick Econ or Cass Quant?Hello! I am applying for my master degree(in UK) these days, and I received 2 conditional offers. I am not sure which one is seeking advice from you here... Warwick - MSc in Economics and International Financial Economics(not in WBS) Cass Business School - Quantitative...53 days 16 hours ago
+1RBC London - bonuses a few days ago<span class='keyword_link'><a href="">RBC</a></span> Cap Markets (London) paid its bonuses this week to juniors in m&a - can anyone give some guidance on numbers for analyst...53 weeks 3 days ago
+1Kelley School of Business vs McCombs School of Business(UNDERGRAD)I am currently a senior deciding between the two schools. Can anyone tout a school over the other and list the advantages of going to one over the other? Thanks52 hours 7 min ago
+1Is Scoopbooks still relevant or it outdated?I was wondering if this book is obsolete and is replaced by other investment banking book? I tried to do a search in this forum, but I'm not getting a lot of results. I was looking at Investment Banking by <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 3 days ago
+1How would you discover small businesses (with elderly owners) near NYCIf you were targeting founder-owned businesses in the NYC area to acquire, how would you go about finding businesses in which the owner was elderly / may retire soon? 54 days 13 hours ago
+1Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering PhD, Electrical-Computer Engineering MSc trying to break into PE/VCHello everyone. I've spent quite some time perusing through this forum, and I ought to say that I learned quite a bit. I initially posted this in the Consulting Forum and was advised to post it here in the PE/VC forum. Many thanks for taking the time to read my post!! I am at a...56 days 15 hours ago
+1How would you answer this mutual fund interview question - what is your best and worst investment?I have final rounds with a mutual fund next week. They have asked me to prepare my "best and worst investments" to discuss. Like my previous e-mail, I think that term is totally open to interpretation. How would people define their "best investment?" - Most P&L? -...510 hours 48 min ago
+1French Foreign Legion Considered Prestigious Work Experience? Do business schools understand foreign armies or military services such as the French Foreign Legion and consider it as a prestigious work experience leading to MBA? All for a US born, US educated individual. For example, doing sales for two years (really well) and then joining the French...54 days 9 hours ago
+1How do you get no-name boutique IB internships?I know the general advice for getting a junior year SA at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> is to get a boutique ib internship sophomore year but...53 weeks 6 days ago
+1Finance recruiting at Yale SOMAnyone have any insights on how SOM does in banking? What about other finance roles? How does it compare to schools like fuqua and stern?51 week 10 hours ago
+1Strategy& or FTI?I've been given offers from both Strategy& and FTI (Economic and Financial Consulting) in their London offices and I'm unsure on how to proceed Things I'm considering are: B-School applications, exit opportunities and level of work (top tier clients or not...) If anyone...52 weeks 16 hours ago
+1I am hearing mixed things about operations: do you needs strong technical financial knowledge or just be a good employee?I am hearing mixed things about operations: do you needs strong technical financial knowledge or just be a good employee? Just curious. I browsed a few threads on WSO and wasn't sure about it.53 weeks 2 days ago
+1Breaking into the corporate finance industry in Birmingham, ALA little about my background I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BS</a></span> in accounting in alabama. I plan to start my MBA fall of 2017. What are some ways I...52 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Accenture Strategy vs. AT Kearney Hey, I am choosing between 2 internship opportunities both in NYC from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span> Strategy and <span...54 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Lazard thoughtsThere's no doubt that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Lazard</a></span> is world class and one of the most prestigious places to work but... I've heard a lot about how Lazard seem to have a...51 week 1 day ago
+1Difference between Smaller CRE Firm and Big Shot CRE FirmHey all, I was curious to the differences between joining a smaller brokerage starting off in CRE as compared to a CBRE or JLL type. Is it the difference between you having a shot at succeeding and not having a shot? What really matters starting off?54 days 18 hours ago
+1Which is a better fit out of these two?Out of these two which is a better fit. They are the same size but one is longer. Pretty much L or R? Summer intern so off the rack. 53 weeks 1 day ago
+1Houston Boutique Bank HoursI'm looking to get some info on Houston boutique (energy) bank hours. Can anyone shed some light? Looking for bank-specific hours (ie not Houston boutique hours in general). Primarily interested in hours but additional info on culture would be helpful, too. Looking at these...52 days 5 hours ago
+1Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) Portfolio Management Summer Internship Super Day?Hey Everyone, I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">superday</a></span> coming up with DFA and was wondering what I should expect. I believe I have around 5 interviews with a lunch interview. This...52 days 9 hours ago
+1LSE Msc Finance Attach GMAT scores or not?Hi. I am applying for Msc Finance at LSE and I am wondering if in my position it is a good idea to show my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">gmat scores</a></span>. I...55 days 15 hours ago
+1ESFJ, ISTP, or IDGAF?Once you progress past the point of taking Buzzfeed quizzes to determine who you are, you've probably sat down and taken the Myers-Briggs personality test. If you haven't, I highly recommend you do (click here to take it: When I...523 hours 46 min ago
+1Should I transfer to NYU as an Economic major or Northeastern as a Finance major? [Urgent, making decision very soon] I’m currently at a private school studying finance but really don’t like it here at all and so I applied as a transfer to Northeastern and NYU. I was accepted into Northeastern’s business school as a finance major and to NYU as an economics major. In the grand scheme of things, I’m...51 week 3 days ago
+1Sell side research case/earnings noteI was wondering if anyone had a good framework for approaching sell side research earnings note cases. I have an upcoming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">ER</a></span>...413 hours 58 min ago
+1Are businesses becoming entirely digital?Macy's recently announced that it will be closing many of its stores. [quote] It’s planning to close dozens of stores this year. And said it’ll axe around 10,000 jobs. This comes after shoppers weren’t feeling that Macy’s coupon bug over the holidays and sales took a dive. Plus...46 days 23 hours ago
+1topic erased Following a good advice I decided to eliminate this thread. Thank you for all the comments. Best, Make It Rain41 week 3 days ago
+1Blackrock SA Alternative Investments Interview Hi guys, just got an invite for a hirevue for the SA alternative investments position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span>. Does anyone have an idea of...42 days 9 hours ago
+1Favorite YouTube Clip? Let's see your favorite vids less than ten minutes long. Not necessarily related to banking, finance, etc. 43 weeks 5 days ago
+1What should I do about this deal?Hello everyone- I'm posting under an anonymous account to retain a little anonymity, but I regularly post on this forum and appreciate all the good discussion it generates. I am known as the "real estate guy" in my family, so a couple of my brothers/inlaws have come to me with...32 weeks 1 day ago
+1Questions for Someone New to Looking at CorporatesHi WSO. I recently started at a new role analyzing corporate debt. Having not worked in a professional role researching companies previously, I'm looking for some clarification on some topics that are relatively new to me. I unfortunately only have very senior level coworkers above me, and...36 days 6 hours ago
+12016: The MovieAs the year comes to a close, I thought I'd share this 2016 themed horror movie trailer. week 6 days ago
+1Tim Ferris: Tools of TitansJust picked up Tim Ferris' new book to read over the holidays. Anyone else reading it currently? What do you think? I think there is going to be pretty strong overlap with a lot of his podcast interviews which I highly recommend you guys check out if you don't already.32 weeks 6 days ago
+1Jobs that involve politics + financeHey guys, I'm currently on my way to a BSBA in Finance but I was hoping for some advice on career options I should be keeping in mind. I haven't taken higher-level finance courses yet, so I'm not sure whether I'd be more interested in M&A, AM, <span...32 weeks 1 day ago
+1WSO Common CourtesyOver the past few months I've received dozens of PMs asking for jobs and even asking where I worked at. I don't mind giving career advice but jesus christ you kids need to tone it down a bit. I've decided to paste some of the best ones I got. I have ommitted any of their usernames...22 weeks 4 days ago
+1What non-real estate success/strategy/life organization BOOK has had the great ROI thus far in your life?As we are in 2017 and am sure we are all looking to get the most out of the coming year, this topic could be useful to us all. To answer my own question, I would say Think and Grow Rich^ having read it or listened to it (via YouTube while working, walking or cleaning apt) many times over the...21 week 3 days ago
+1Future of GOPRO?What does everyone think the future of gopro is? There stock performance has been poor for a while. They also had a recall on their new product, the Mavic drone. Is there small line of products contributing to their demise?21 day 4 hours ago
+1Seeking advice on Development (Prop Trading)Greetings Monkeys, I have been hovering around this topic on my own over the past few months, for reasons you will get introduced to further in the post, and have not had much of a chance to discuss it with other people from the industry as I do not really know many Prop Traders outside my...24 days 9 hours ago
+1Interesting Podcasts To Help The Day Fly ByI understand that there have been previous podcast threads in the past, and I listen to all the main "Finance and Business Related Ones" Barry Ritholtz, Planet Money, WSJ xyz, Bloomberg Deal of the week. I also listen to a couple non-business related ones: The Moth, Radiolab, Ted...23 days 13 hours ago
+1Underwriter at an insurance company?Anyone have any insights about underwriter - trade credit role? I searched on the forum but was confused, is it just about performing due diligence? What's expected on a daily basis? What skillet will be developed? Thanks in advance for any comments.21 week 1 day ago
+1Golf Series Coming SoonGot a decent amount of traction on my golf thread recently so I have decided that I'm going to do a golf tips post every 2-4 weeks on a specific section of the game. Expect 3-5 posts max and then maybe some more if it garners enough interest. 21 week 4 days ago
+1KPMG Deal Advisory to Private Equity? Is it true that people in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">KPMG</a></span> Deal Advisory (FDD) at the Senior or Manager level can lateral into a small PE shop as an associate? I was told by someone within...22 weeks 6 days ago
+1Is the golden era of hedge funds over?Monkeys, I was reading this <a href="">article</a> on bloomberg which mentioned that 2016 marked the beginning of the end of hedge funds. It says that the...21 week 5 days ago
+1How To Avoid Snake Oil Salesmanship In GolfAs part of my current golf series I thought I'd like to talk about the gimmicks and bs products that may appeal to the mid-high handicap golfer. The Golf Channel bombards their commercials with equipment and golf dvds like the f2 wedge, speed whoosh, medicus, stack and tilt, etc. but the...11 week 4 days ago
+1Mck Phone Interview for Product & Delivery AnalystWhat will be covered in a McK phone interview for Product & Delivery Analyst? The recruiter said I won't be required to take the PST but have to take an SHL assessment. Also, will they be available for times after normal working hours?119 hours 4 min ago
+1HF Managers vs Data ScientistsSurprised this hasn't been posted yet. Also surprised theres no blooming data science crowd on here considering how many people are trying to learn analytical skills now a days. Curious to see what WSO things about using big data in traditional...12 weeks 1 day ago
+1Capstone project ideas for Math Undergrad trying to make it into IB I already have a degree in economics but am completing my last semester as a math major and have received interviews at boutique banks but my lack of experience is holding me back. Would any of you have ideas as to what I should do as a capstone project in mathematics that would result in an...14 weeks 1 day ago
+1Paper LBO ExamplesHi everyone, Do any of you have paper <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">LBO</a></span> examples you can share with me? Tried to look online and didn't have much...13 days 11 hours ago
+1H.C Wainwright?Anyone ever hear of them? They do tons of deals apparently. Was wondering about culture, exit ops, etc.. Thanks11 week 6 days ago
+1Basic question on corporate bondsSorry for asking a basic question, but it has been couple of years since I learnt institutional details of bond market and I forgot some basic facts about coupon payments, I have a panel data on corporate bonds (FINRA Trace) and need to calculate yield to maturity for each bond. The problem is...14 weeks 1 day ago
+1Non-Target Former Summer Intern into IB?This past summer I had an internship at a fortune 500 company in my area, but it is by no means an IB position. I also go to a non-target liberal arts school. Advice on how to break into IB? I have a solid resume, but no one seems to want to listen. 11 week 6 hours ago
+1How to learn how to model/corporate finance and acconting?I'm going into my second semester in senior year for highschool so I will have lots of free time and I want to get a little ahead and learn how to model. As far as I know, you need to have a solid understanding of <span class='keyword_link'><a...12 weeks 3 days ago
+1Southern California HeadhuntersHey all, I've been at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...12 weeks 2 days ago
+1Top M&A teams at JPMHi, I'll be joining <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">JPM</a></span>'s London office in <span class='keyword_link'><a...14 days 15 hours ago
+1Finding an apartment in Stockholm?Moving to Stockholm in a few weeks time to start my first job after uni (Big 4 TS) and having an absolute nightmare trying to find a place to live. Any chance anyone on here has any experience with finding a place to live in Stockholm and could offer up some advice?11 week 4 days ago
+1Norwich High School is looking to appoint a Director of Finance and Operations**Director of Finance and Operations Salary in the range £52,782 - £62,424 + benefits To start April 2017 or sooner** An excellent opportunity to join the Senior Leadership Team of this highly successful and dynamic school. We require an enthusiastic, strategic and resourceful...14 weeks 1 day ago
+1Men vs. Women DiversityI was recently at an event where all the incoming IB SA's got together and I noticed something. It seems that although the split seems to be about 60/40 men to women, the group of women seem to be more racially diverse than the men. Is this something any of you have noticed? And if so...12 days 5 hours ago
+1How can I be less of a scrub in the future?Hello, I am working for a Fortune 10 Energy & Oil company right now and I'm looking to break out. Currently, I am part of a brand new analytics platform which is trying to capture every single Downstream market transaction, which we will quant the hell out of for eventual profit....04 days 20 hours ago
+1Moelis Young Leaders Diversity ProgramJust an FYI, saw this come across my feed on LinkedIn and thought some of you could take advantage: [quote]Calling all sophomore undergrads in the US! <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Moelis</a></span>...01 day 13 hours ago
+1Are Robots coming for Wall Street jobs?**“All these guys, they’re gone,” the trader said, pointing out over the large trading floor. “In their place, we’ll have five programmers.”** "Trading will migrate to hedge funds. Jobs in the back office and stock-research departments will be done by machines. The heavy...04 days 8 hours ago
+1Charles Tyrwhitt Sale - Most shirts starting at $30Really good sale going on over Charles Tyrwhitt, I just picked up 5 new shirts for the new year and I figured I would relay the sale to all of you. You can also use the code NewYear to save a variable amount of money off of the final price. week 3 days ago
+1Salary at IB Supporting Roles at Bulge Bracket (Credit Risk/Syndicate/Portfolio Management)Does anyone know if the comp progression for Analyst/Associate/VP/Director/MD for some of these supportive IB roles? Doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there. Additionally, what exit opps for opportunities like these?01 week 2 hours ago
+1SSRI's and High-Stress JobsThere have been a few recent threads discussing the potential benefits and drawbacks of various legal stimulants on job performance, but I haven't seen much discussion around the effect of other (legal) psychoactive drugs on performance in high stress jobs like those found in the finance...01 day 2 hours ago
+1WSO Happy Hour: Thur 1/19, 7:30pm @5th and Mad: The New Year's Edition!Happy almost 2017, dear monkeys! A resolution of mine is to be more consistent with monthly happy hours, and to that end we are starting 2017 off right with a drink-a-thon at our usual watering hole, 5th and Mad! Last time was a very pleasant event indeed, and there were requests for a Thursday...01 week 6 days ago
+1Stepping stone if you're interested in PE or VC or IB - Case CompetitionWanted to share this with folks and pay it forward from a recent discussion with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BAML</a></span> analyst, she shared a great story about how she...06 days 5 hours ago
+16 things unsuccessful people do in the New YearIt's almost 2017! Ryan Kahn, career coach and founder of *The Hired Group* gave advice on what mistakes people make in the new year. [quote] 1. They don't reflect on their accomplishments. Don't take your success for granted. 2. They forget to set goals. It's important...02 weeks 1 day ago
+15Three Reasons Back Office isn't that bad.I know that this forum is very <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">front office</a></span> IB focused, but I have compiled a list of reasons why the <span...661 week 1 day ago
+4What type of Coffee do you drink?Hey monkeys, as we all know coffee is an important part of the finance industry for sever reasons: it helps you stay awake at work after long nights as well as allows you to network with other monkeys. Because of the importance of this beverage, I wanted to hear what kind of coffee you all...406 days 17 hours ago
+4Trump's InaugurationIt looks like Trump is having a hard time finding celebrity musicians to perform at this inauguration. So far it looks like all he's been able to secure is some 16 year old girl to sing the Star Spangled Banner Politics aside...seeing someone who is used to always getting his way being...391 week 4 days ago
+1Graduating senior, career path? I'm graduating from a large state school with lots of alumni everywhere. I've got good experience, I'm personable, and I'm graduating with a 3.0 cum GPA (not fantastic). I'm trying to figure out if I want to do RE Development, or the RE finance side (REPE or <span...181 day 15 hours ago
+1When do you consider someone a friend?Hey everyone, It's been crossing my mind lately but what are the signals should a person be looking out for when they can consider someone their friend? A lot of advice nowadays is to go out, be social and make friends. But when can you really consider someone your friend? From my...162 weeks 1 day ago
+1Megafund REPE Modeling TestHi Guys - thanks in advance for any info/insight provided. Have a modeling exam coming up for experience hire at megafund's real estate equity group (<span class='keyword_link'><a...121 day 12 hours ago
0Lazard Middle Market - Reputation?Looking for anything anyone knows regarding their reputation.. i.e. how large of a prestige stepdown they are than parent co., hours, exit opps, street consensus, etc.124 weeks 2 hours ago
+1Why will People not Shut up About the Facebook Fake News "Epidemic"I have been reading constant stories about Facebooks problems in the WSJ regarding fake news ever since the election. I find this whole thing ridiculous as a simple excuse for loosing has now exploded into a full blown apparent crises that will not stop being talked about. An article <a...112 weeks 3 days ago
+1How to balance three financial statements - CFI & CFF section Michael Kors - Help needed!So basically I have a final project on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">financial modeling</a></span> and the task is to project and balance Michael Kors' three financial...93 weeks 6 days ago
+1Debt placement and equity placement Can someone explain what debt placement and equity placement are in CRE? I have an interview with a larger firm (think C&W, Colliers, HFF) 83 weeks 2 days ago
+4Isn't it better to ask for sex directly?Instead of going through the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BS</a></span> of exchanging texts, going to dates and getting to "know" each other and then going...81 week 4 days ago
+1How would you describe Wall Street to someone?I generally tell those who are interested that Wall Street is an umbrella term for many jobs that encompass finance.74 weeks 1 day ago
+1Enlightenment Era vs. Roman Republic (College elective class)Hey guys, I'm finalizing my schedule and in order to fulfill one of my history requirements, I can either take "Western Civilization since 1700" or "History of the Roman Republic". Assume both classes are the same size, and the prestige of each respective professor...66 days 1 hour ago
+1Is Goldman hypocritical on Trump?As most of you know <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">GS</a></span> and the other banks were very much against trump before he won. Now that he has won they seem to really like the guy and their...61 week 13 hours ago
+1Equity Research vs MM IB (SA) for full time IBI have an offer with a top-ranked <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> Equity Research division (<span class='keyword_link'><a...53 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Enlighten me about the Sales and Trading Division Can someone tell me more about getting a job in sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span>? What are the hours like? Can someone get into this job with a...21 week 10 hours ago
0RBS Situational Judgement, Numerical and Logical TestsHi, I would like to ask anyone who has done <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">RBS</a></span>'s Situational Judgement, Numerical and Logical Test. (The latter two tests are Talent...21 week 3 days ago
+1Businessman wrecks every Bernie supporter ever at Occupy protest (Peter Schiff - 1%er)Instead of watching a regular Hollywood flick for **1.5hrs**, watch this instead. Peter is the *occam razor* in slicing people open to reveal the **truth.** This stunt was done almost half a decade ago during the Occupy WallStreet movement. * How has our society, and its people,...222 hours 30 min ago
+2Easier to transfer to Goldman Sachs than being there entry level?Just like how some colleges are easier to transfer into than getting accepted as a freshmen, is it easier to transfer into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman...24 weeks 6 hours ago
0Centrica Online TestsHi, I would like to ask anyone who has done the online tests for Centrica the following questions. How were the tests? What advice do you have to prepare for the tests? Also, the link for additional practice questions has verbal and numerical practice test questions and advice...11 week 1 day ago
0Failed on the numerical reasoning test how to practice for future opportunitiesI'm pretty upset that I was unable to make it through the three exams that I was given for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">equity research</a></span> <span...11 week 3 days ago
+2Do traders all drink alcohol?And is it a prerequisite? I'm passionate about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> and I'm a social guy, it's just that getting drunk isn't...393 weeks 2 days ago
+2How do schools check whether you're actually LGBT?As I understand, acknowledging that you're LGBT significantly benefits applications. The question is how do school know whether you're actually LGBT? Because otherwise, there is a strong incentive to check the box.283 weeks 8 hours ago
+1Always the last analyst copied last on emails -- Any psychological significance to this?Analyst in a product group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span>. Whenever VP's or MD's send my four analyst group emails, I am always the...194 days 10 hours ago
+1Carl Icahn SecretaryCarl <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Icahn</a></span> is the most recent advisor pick in a long trail of people who have little experience in the jobs that...162 weeks 5 days ago
+1Where do you go to meet women?Where do you normally go to meet women aside from the usual (bars, concerts and networking events)? Thanks133 weeks 2 days ago
+1Have you read Carnegie's book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People"?I've been meaning to listen to it on audiotape (it's available for free and online) but I'm wondering if it's actually helpful.113 weeks 8 hours ago
+1Tier 1 MSRE?What are the tier 1 MSREs? For example, Tier 1 MSF is Vandy, WUSTL, MIT; Tier 1 MBA is H/S/W. Does MSRE have a Tier 1? Looking for one that place well into REPE/Acquisitions/<span class='keyword_link'><a...51 week 2 days ago
WallStreet Prep Master Financial Modeling