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+512017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/37
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+47Confessions 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...92 months 3 weeks ago
+41WSO 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...97
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+41Are 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...29
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+38From Real Estate Finance to Founder of Development Company - AMAI've been an observer on this site for a few years. In my mid-40s but use the site to keep current on how younger guys look at the business, career expectations, etc. Thought I'd do this AMA in order to pass on what I've learned (though it's your call as to how much you...106
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+36Went 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...55
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+32My 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...32
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+2925 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s1- You can’t date a jerk and expect to turn them into a good person. Jerks are fully committed to being unpleasant. Those brief moments of tenderness they give you are designed to trip you up and give you false hope. It’s best to stay away altogether. 2- The rumors are true: your...73
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+29"Alternative Facts"Who saw the interview with Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press this morning where she outlined the "alternative facts" the press secretary was offering yesterday about the about the size of the crowd at the inauguration on Friday? Truly bizarre that White House representatives are...203
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+28More people are lonely than you may thinkIn today's social media dominated world, we only see edited versions of reality. Most likely, this is a result of human nature (the tendency for human beings to want to show off/be admired) and the apps themselves. After all, who wants to follow or watch someone who posts pictures of...61
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+27I am leaving investment banking to be a copHi there folks, been some time since I last mingled around here. So here's my story: Used to work in M&A for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> bank, first in a...128
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+26The Road Less TraveledI was reflecting on my path the other day, and I decided that it is time to share my story with WSO. I am going to warn you in advance, it is going to be long. Rewind to senior year in high school, I was a good student at a school of 400 kids in a rural part of fly-over country. At the same...10
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+25Off 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...33
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+24In Defense of Eating AssI’m gonna start at 30 thousand feet here and zero in on my thesis because that’s what my english teachers taught me and I don’t wanna disappoint them if they’re reading this ‘in defense of eating ass’ blog. So science says that men are attracted to women chicks with big tits, fat...25
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+17Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how you're experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...257
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+18Some 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...27
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+17AMA - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)Hi everyone! Long term user, but new account here to preserve my anonymity. I'm currently a private equity analyst at one of the funds in the topic title. As some of our processes are slowing down, I wanted to check back into the forum and give back to the community. I still remember...124
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+20My Personal Gym Shit ListWelcome to a personal rant. I don't care that this looks like a Buzzfeed listicle, because I've got a bone to pick and my opinions matter the most. Here are the five types at my gym that I wish would instantly disappear, leaving only me and the other swole gods, and a bunch of hot...90
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+17500k Legal Green Card Holders and Students Banned from the US Under the current executive action. this article gives the numbers: https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-executive-order-could-block-legal-residents-from-returning-to-america Homeland Security confirms it applies to green card holders:...119
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+14BB Operations MD AMAHaven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: //www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-the-md-to-push-your-resume <em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA originally posted on 2/20/16 but the OP let me know he's still able to...117
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+14AMA: Former hedge fund junior trader/analystI recently got laid off by my employer, a larger credit focused hedge fund. I though I'd create an AMA to clear up questions anyone may have regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund...103
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+17Thank you WSO Community! AMA/My Story: Target --> State School --> Non-MBA Masters --> MM IB --> Lower MM PE In short, I recently accepted an offer to join a lower middle market PE firm after a little less than 2 years in IB and, as a longtime reader of WSO, I figured I would share my story in hopes of giving back in some small way to the community that has been critical in my journey over the last few...12
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+13Trump = Quant-mageddon?I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas...31
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+12Protectionism, what is it and how does it impact trade?With the topic once again in the media lime light, its seems appropriate to discuss protectionism in this post. However, this rather advanced economic concept is best understood if we take a few steps back first. Before looking at the ins and outs of protectionism, we first have to understand...22
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+11AMA: Research Analyst at $1 Billion Hedge FundHey everyone, I’ve been a long time user of this site, which was instrumental in getting me to where I am today. If it weren’t for the help of everyone on here I certainly would not be in the position I am in today. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but I would finally like to...64
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+10What'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...95
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+9Trump 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...175
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+102017 BonusesHow are bonuses looking this year? Sounds like Deutsche got hammered and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> was down 15%. <em> Mod Note: You can find the S&T and <span...72
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+18A 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...70
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+10Should I Be Getting a Divorce Or What?<a href = "http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-the-fck-have-i-done-with-my-life">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...51
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+10Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 2<p><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-thoughts-on-bitcoin-part-1">Here’s a link to Part 1.</a> Let’s get right to it.</p> <h3>Government Interference</h3> <p>It’s no secret that governments aren’t crazy about Bitcoin....32
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+9Who is your favorite billionaire?Very simply who is your favorite billionaire? I 'd have to go with Rupert Murdoch or Henry Kravis...199
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+9Superbowl 2017: Patriots vs Falcons WOW. Congrats to @WallStreetOasis.com"'s Patriots, they came back from being down 28-3 in one of the best games I've ever seen. [quote] -First-ever Super Bowl to go to overtime (28-28) -MVP Tom Brady adds to his legend with masterful OT drive -They trailed 3-28 and...50
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+9The Best Sector, Asset Class, or investment idea for 2017 (that WSO didn't know existed)Now that it's bonus time for many people, I figured it would be a good time to ask an investment question. Since the stock pick question <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/whats-your-top-stock-pick-for-2017">has already been taken</a>, I wanted to throw out...38
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+9How To Get Cheap (Or Free) GolfAs promised, I have decided to share my knowledge on getting free or cheap golf. ### Country Clubs Most country clubs and private courses are closed one day a week for maintenance. To get free golf I would recommend befriending one of the cart boys or other workers who can get you on the...22
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+8Which city has the best work life balance for a banker?Monkeys, there is usually so much of noise about Wall Street and New York due to both history and the number of opportunities present. I was thinking about what it is to be a finance guy in other cities. Though people working in the financial services are not supposed to crib about work-life...111
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+10How you can get multiple job offers before you graduateHi all, figured I'd share my story to those struggling to get an internship or FT offer. Hope you all find some value in my post. These are the major keys that helped me land multiple offers despite coming from a community college and only having experience as a retail clothing sales...10
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+9Buy-Side Analyst AMAHey All I'm wrapping up my first year on the buy-side and I'm using this platform as way to reflect on the past year. Happy to pay it forward to those that would like advice or have any questions. 53
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+8Lonely and Unhappy - NYC Hey guys, A bit of a long post, but would appreciate any advice. For the last 5 months or so, I've been feeling extremely lonely and unhappy, specifically at the end of my <span class='keyword_link'><a...53
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+8Six Habits That Could Screw You OverIts been a little over 2 weeks since the new year begun, and for many people like myself, the gusto that drove our New Year’s resolutions and our desire to change old habits is slowly waning. Three days at the gym are slowly becoming two, and the bowl of ice cream that took a back seat to the...28
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+7What companies do you respect?In a recent class discussion, we shared which companies we would like to work at upon graduation, and the reasons for choosing these companies. Common answers for respectable companies were Google, Apple, Spotify, and <span class='keyword_link'><a...118
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+8Learning to learn - A short guide at becoming better at what you doThe other day, I was talking to a friend (lets call him Tom) who went to college for accounting and got his CPA, he has now been working in the field for a few years. Though personally I never found accounting to be very interesting, I have great respect for those that make it their mission to...5
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+7Goldman's Blankfein & Trump Among the many prominent companies and CEO's Goldman Sachs has joined the ranks denouncing Donald Trump's recent immigration ban. [quote]Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s more than 34,000 employees arrived to work Monday to find a voice mail waiting. "This is Lloyd," it...87
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+7Today's Top Bankers on The Street. Who are they?I've recently been reading a bunch of books: M&A Titans, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3honf7q" target="_blank">Barbarians at the Gate</a></span>, Den of Thieves, Predators Ball, Big Deal: 2000 and Beyond,...69
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+7Thoughts on PJT Partners?Read through this thread: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-is-pjt-partners But i'm looking for an update a year and a half later or so. How did comp shake out? How is the increasing deal flow? I'm less concerned about exit opps but interested to hear that side too....30
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+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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here for...252 months 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...6
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+6What is keeping you from starting your own business?So I am guessing most of us here have thought at some point about the possibility of starting a business. Maybe some of you have, and others have ditched the idea (I am still in the middle of both groups, nothing serious though, just a side biz for pocket money). For those of you in the...86
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+8Golf 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...58
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+6College/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...56
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+7Tom Brady Goat?With the Pats wining their 5th and Tom Brady playing a pivotal role in a historic comeback, I wanted to see what you guys think about Brady being the greatest of all time. Personally, I think he is, albeit controversial, because of how he's done it with a lack of high draft picks on...46
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+6How do you lose weight?Like most people I haven't started my new years resolution yet and could use some help. I'm 6'5" 265 lbs and get the nickname of "Big Ben" a lot because of my height and pudgyness. Any tips on how I can get to somewhere below 230 in a healthy way. 44
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+62017 ER BonusesWe are nearing that fateful time of year when numbers discussions take place. There are already a couple of these out there for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>/S&T so...27
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+6My Journey to REPE Associate (very unconventional) AMAHey Guys, Quick background on me: Recently started as an associate on the investment team at a REPE firm that manages >$1B Went to non-target state school Dropped out after freshman year to play online poker professionally Went back four years later, graduated with finance degree and...20
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+11Secret Supply Closet at Goldman SachsMerry Sunday everyone. A good buddy of mine works at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> and he keeps on telling me about this secret supply closet there filled with private label, Goldman...7
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+9Protester Crybaby Rant"Hey everybody, look at me! I'm a middle aged white woman out for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity at my city's demonstration against...I'm not sure exactly, the President I guess." Isn't that essentially what all those protests boiled down to? Those...3
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+5Do you Support Trumps Tweeting Habits I was surprised when I saw a headline earlier today on CNBC <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/17/69-of-americans-call-trumps-twitter-habit-a-bad-thing-says-nbc-wsj-poll.html">(link)</a>stating that 69% of Americans called Trumps twitter habit a bad thing. Not that I...95
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+7Starbucks plans to hire 10K refugees Well boys, where will you be getting your coffee at tomorrow? That's about one for every other store, considering they have about 20K stores globally. 86
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+5New H-1B Visa Bill to Double Minimum WageA legislation has been introduced which among other things calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa" target="_blank">Visa</a></span> holders to $130k (currently set at $60k)....84
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+6What Would You Build In The Hood? I want to do a little brainstorming on the topic of redevelopment in emerging neighborhoods. I don't want the standard "cash advance, cash for gold, gun shop, liquor shop" response or the ever so cliche micro-brewery. What kind of cool developments have you seen in rough areas...69
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+5Is Investment Banking Boring?Mind you I'm in ops of a totally different dept but it seems like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> is boring. Would much rather do <span...65
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+5Anyone here who bought their own house/place?I will be starting as a post-MBA Associate in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...64
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+5How much do you put into your 401k?Right now I'm at 11%, but with equities getting so high, and I definitely have a fear of heights this extreme, I feel like I'm better off getting the cash. Thoughts? My company only matches up to 4% so was thinking of dropping to 5%. Note: if you cold list seniority (analyst...61
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+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="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...441 month 1 day ago
+5My Opinion On Tiger Woods And The State Of His GameAs many of you know he missed the cut again at torrey pines and was garbage with the driver. He recently signed with taylormade and will have 13 of their clubs in the bag and the scotty cameron newport 2 he's used. Personally I think he's just about done but would like to be proven...27
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+5America's super rich prepare for a possible doomsday Monkeys, was going through this <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/doomsday-prep-for-the-super-rich">article which seems to be straight out of a sci-fi movie</a> on the new yorker which spoke about the preparations the rich guys were making in case of an...25
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+5shl questionsHey, I found a lot of shl questions in Internet. I want to share with you. Any other links would be appreciated not only for my further preparation but for all!! Because 80% of applicants are fail on it and can`t go to the next steps......21
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+5Trump, NAFTA, TN Visas, Canadians (And Americans)In the light of a surprising victory by Trump, groups of people are recalibrating and doing the math on what it means for them personally. I thought it might be helpful for some for a quick recap on Trump's view on NAFTA and specifically how it affects Canadians in (or looking to come...19
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+6DAVOS MAN In the 13-odd years I have been doing financial writing, I have not once mentioned the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. A bunch of very high-maintenance people. Anyway, this is a super interesting year to write about Davos, for reasons that should be obvious, so here we...18
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+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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...34 months 18 hours ago
+5My Gift To WSO: Investment Committee Memos....Or Something Like ThatSo, I've been trying to find an actual Investment Committee Memo from a real deal. I randomly asked for one on an existing thread on this board and someone told me it was too "proprietary" for anyone to share. Fair enough. So I took to the magical, wonderful Google! Started...1
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+4Where is the "big" money now?Been reading about banking salaries / bonuses shrinking and am wondering: "where is the money now"? As someone who works outside of finance, I have found roles that require a similar skillset are still paid less thank banking/buy-side firms. Some roles that are considered important...71
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+4DOW 20,000 - Bull Market or Bullshit Rally?The Dow recently hit 20,000 with earnings feeding the rally (update 2/2/17: Dow currently at 19,884). Is this going to hold or just another pop and bust? Reference: [Dow Tops 20,000 as Earnings Feed Rally, Bonds Fall: Markets...61
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+4Where do you meet girls?For all those that are busy and dont have time to go out, where do you meet girls? I hardly ever time to go out and my logistics are also bad for going out so I have been cold approaching girls a lot during the day. I used to think the night club was the only decent place to meet girls but...57
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+4Weirdest question you would ask as an interviewer?Let's flip the script and say you are now the interviewer. If given the opportunity, what would be the weirdest, most difficult question that you would ask? I think I would go with, "When a hot dog expands, in which direction does it split and why?" Here is a link to some of my...54
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+5Ever thought about starting a farm?Let's say after 30 years of pure blood, sweat & tears. You've decided it's time to end your shift and enjoy your money while you still have a fair amount of energy. For some unexplained reason, you have a few acres of land. Great area in terms of transport, soil and water...51
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+4Your worst work experiences Curious to hear some of your stories with firms in your career in the RE industry. I'm sure a lot of you had worked at small firms where it might have been a cluster fuck or you got hoodwinked into a position that wasn't what you thought it was.51
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+5Summer 2018 PE Recruiting has begunGood luck to all you monkeys - may the best chimp win Who has received interview requests so far? 48
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+4What is or was your Least Favorite Class?My perspective about school has changed as I have gotten older where I actually do enjoy a lot of the classes I take. However, there still are certain times when I find myself absolutely hating certain classes. During my undergrad I hated an abundance of classes to include Physics, Chemistry,...47
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+4IBD analysts how long is your commute?Soon to be an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...45
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+4RIP Sally YatesJust saw the release on the Yates firing. Is it normal to use the word 'betrayed' in typical government firings?41
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+4Could the banks halve their London work force due to Brexit?A lot of these articles have been coming out http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-news-goldman-sachs-move-half-london-jobs-3000-employees-new-york-europe-eu-frankfurt-a7534776.html where banks in London are considering moving a large amount of jobs into the EU away...41
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+4I haven't found IB hours to be that bad- where do the stories come from?So I work in London at a debt focused boutique, doing mostly debt issuance/advisory for infrastructure and property projects which in my mind is quite "IB-ish" even if it isn't M&A. What I have been surprised (positively) to find is that those stories of working until 3AM...35
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+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...30
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+4How to deal with rejection?Currently a college student at an undergraduate business school, I have applied for a multitude of board positions, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>, competitive programs, and...27
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+4Will We Ever See Another Sports Year Like 2016-2017?What a year! First off, we had the Cavaliers overcome a 3-1 deficit in the finals to a 73 win team. Such a remarkable feat that is almost unbelievable. Next, we had the Cubs overcome a 3-1 deficit to the Indians. A great series to watch, even for non-baseball fans. After that, we had Clemsons...26
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+429yr Unpaid Year in PE?In short, I am 29 years old and trying to transition from a concentrated equity fund (think like 15 stocks, research-intensive) to a private equity role. Tough sledding thus far after distributing a few cover letters explaining my background and motivation for wanting to make the switch....24
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+4Five Reasons Why the Education System is Broken - Khan and Coursera Time!A brief summary of the [NPR article](http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/14/508991615/5-big-ideas-in-education-that-dont-work) is as follows and proposed resolutions by [Professor John Hattie (Researcher in Education)](http://visible-learning.org/john-hattie/). [My thread on Education...24
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+4A Novel Approach to Universal Basic Income<p>I was listening to <a href="http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2017/01/theres_a_hole_i.html#more">EconTalk</a> the other day and Mike Munger from Duke University was on talking about Universal Basic Income. I happen to believe that UBI will become a necessity in the...23
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+4AMA: Former BB Rates Trader - Now a prop traderi've enjoyed this forum, and i see lots of people without a clue asking questions about trading, so i thought i'd do an AMA... My path was non-standard, but i've seen others with a similar path to my own. My Path --> Non-Target state school --> Job in BB IT...23
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+4Energy Trading in 2017For those already in the industry now, curious what your guys thoughts are for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> in the next 5-10 years. East Markets are getting absolutely slammed, there is no...21
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+4AMA: Research Analyst at Event-Driven/Special Sits HF directly from "non-target"I've been a frequent reader of WSO for the past few years and I thought it might be helpful to anyone interested in a similar career path as mine. I definitely gleaned a lot from others here so hopefully I can answer some questions people might have. Background: 2nd Year Research...21
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+4BlackRock's Robot Stock-Pickers Post Record LossesRead an interesting article regarding <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/blackrock-quants-sustain-record-losses-in-setback-to-fink-plan"> BlackRock robot stock-pickers posting record losses.</a> As we all know, more and more <span...14
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+4Rhodes Associates 2016 REPE Comp Report[http://www.rhodesassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Compensation_Study_2016_Rhodes_Associates-NYPEN.pdf](http://www.rhodesassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Compensation_Study_2016_Rhodes_Associates-NYPEN.pdf)14
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+4What's your largest professional accomplishment?I was curious what everyone viewed as their largest professional accomplishment? I'm nearing 30 years of age and I have developed a wholistic understanding of what drives the business I work for. I've cut a couple of million in annual operating expense for our parent company...11
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+5The Universal Hot vs. Crazy Matrix - How to tell if your Chick has a Dickhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKWmFWRVLlU&feature=youtu.be Matrix for guys at the beginning, matrix for girls at the end in less than 1min. Solid theory. Quantitative and qualtiative. Clear presentation. Enough said.7
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+4How to succeed post 20'sIn my early 20s, I really believed that in order to succeed all you need is work really hard. You gotta be gritty to succeed. You gotta put in long hours to be successful. You gotta be very good at technical things and establish yourself as a thought leader in particular domain. I don't...3
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+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 (Andy@wallstreetoasis.com) to get an...91
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+4Could gyms become obsolete?I'm a fitness lover, and going to the gym is a necessity for me. According to[ this article](http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fitness-shift-that-should-worry-every-gym-owner-1485000002), the number of people going to gyms and getting memberships is decreasing. People are opting to just...67
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+3Moving 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!...55
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+3Why is CNBC Obsessed with Trump?At this current moment somewhere between half and 3/4 of the stories posted on CNBC have the word Trump in it. Most have a negative connotation. Is news related to him really this sellable? Are they trying to push a political agenda? There is plenty of economic based news out there that...52
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+3What is Finance like during undergrad and B-School?What is it really like to major in finance in college? From your personal experiences was it hard, manageable, easy for you guys? Any tips for a prospective finance major will be very helpful. 45
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+3Stingy things you do to save moneyWhat are some power moves a brother can use to save a few dollars here and there? Things like stealing your toilet paper from the public rest room in the lobby or showering at the gym to lower your energy bill. 44
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+3Should I make my Instagram private?Do interviewers/recruiters ever google search candidates and look at their insta or twitter accounts? 39
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+3What kind of Youtube channels or videos do you watch?Personally, I'm a big fan of sports channels so I always try to look for streams of Joe Rogan, Undisputed, First Take, etc. I also like watching channels who decide to make edits of the compilations of athletes careers or who condense the 4+ hour golf tournaments I want in less than 10-20...36
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+4Global Warming: Best Spots to Be in 40 YearsWith ocean levels rising (oil rigs raising their rigs 8 feet) and it getting warmer, where would you set up home base for the foreseeable future? Florida is sunk. Cali is a desert. I'm thinking Chicago and Calorado are going to be good spots. Outside of the U.S., I'm considering moving...34
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+3Is there an alternative to student debt?It's no secret that the price of a college education keeps increasing rapidly. With the increase in price comes the heavy load of student debt, which can't be escaped even in bankruptcy. The President of Purdue University offers an [alternative to the student debt...30
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+3Violence Erupts on Berkeley Campushttp://www.cnn.com/2017/02/01/us/milo-yiannopoulos-berkeley/index.html Although I support peoples' right to protest full scale rioting like this will only help the other side in the long run. This is the sort of shit that will lead to 8 years of Trump followed by 8 years of Pence...29
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+3Moving to a new city by yourself? Can anyone share experiences?Has anyone moved after university to a totally new city for work by themselves without knowing anyone? Was it difficult to make new friends? Did it get lonely? Did you end moving back home after a while? I am from Toronto, and may be moving to Boston in June for work. I know no one who lives in...29
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+3Testing/BBdeleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this deleted this 282 days 7 hours ago
+3Does the World Economic Forum impact anybody's life?The WEF is going on this year at Davos and news keeps trickling about how politicians of the world and business leaders emphasise on having an inclusive economic policy. Jobs for all, social benefits and welfare policies are phrases we hear time and again. I am not being anti-liberal nor am I...28
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+3What was the most beneficial non-business class you took?I recently heard a business professor tell a story about the importance of Gen. Ed. classes. I believe the professor worked in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span> of either a <span...27
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+3Contrarian short thesisHave a write-up that's a contrarian short thesis on a mid-sized tech company. Happy to share via PM to anyone that's interested. Would welcome any and all feedback / critique!25
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+3I 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. https://sli.mg/TTnTWI23
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+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 Fordham23
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+3Post 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...22
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+3Essilor to buy Luxottica (makers of Ray Ban and everything else) for $24 Billion [Bloomberg]Here's a video quick 101 on Luxottica. [Here's a Forbes article if you don't feel like watching the...19
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+3What is the highest return project you've ever seen?I've seen last week a sub-1M$ development project with 200-300% on equity capital from start to end within a year (construction period - 3 months). Couldn't believe it.18
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+376ers: The ProcessThese past few years, the Philly 76ers have been tanking. They slashed their teams and accepted the woeful season records in the hopes that they would use their top draft picks to snag a few promising players and build a franchise around young talent. Sounds logical enough, but this process has...18
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+3Top Prop/Hedge Fund Traders Strategies (Discussion)So I've been in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> industry for 6 years now. At some point in the future, I want to transition to prop (I have a strategy) and...16
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+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...15
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+9The Art of the (Drunken) DealI'm moving on up, monkeys. Unfortunately I'm not talking about a raise or a promotion, but I was able to snag a new unit 10 floors up in my current building, so now the people across the street who will see me swinging my unclothed dick around after work are a new tier of...10
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+3100 Things worth every pennyA bit of a slow day in the office: was reading through the Luxxotica acquisition article in WSJ and somehow managed to come across the article above. Mind you, the Forbes article is from 1999. It's amazing how many things have stood the test of time. Sure, some of the tech-y things...10
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+6Non-Target to BB S&T Summer Offer, AMAJust trying to give a little back to the WSO community because I definitely used this site quite a bit when I was going through the recruiting process... So, I just received a Sales and Trading SA offer a few weeks ago at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+3Lateral Season, let's talk Hi fellow Monkeys, I heard that Jan to March is usually the big lateral season. What are your thoughts about it? Are you seeing changes/openings in your groups? I'm a 1st year analyst, at a regional boutique in NYC, trying desperately to upgrade. 8
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+3Real Estate Trend Analysis - ReadingSo with the new year in full swing, I was hoping to put some feelers out there as to what resources others use to keep up to date with the US real estate market. I know RE is obviously incredibly location specific but surely there are some resources out there (i'm not referring to books...7
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+3Tools of the Trade: Pro TipsStarting this up to compile best-in-class list of banker tools and pro-tricks: 1. Macabacus [dot] com -- best online resource for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial...6
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+3Striking out on almost all superdaysNow that the recruitment process is over, I've begun to frankly reflect on how poorly I've done throughout the recruitment process. I'm a junior at a semi target (think UC Berkeley, WUSTL, Emory) with a good GPA (>3.7) and solid resume. I got interviews at 15+ BBs, top MM...6
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+3Zero debt cap structure - Why? Real world considerations.I just came across the following WSJ blog entry that refers to the SAP investor presentation. http://blogs.wsj.com/cfo/2017/01/25/for-sap-debt-reduction-a-welcome-priority/ For those of you who are not familiar with SAP – it is a very big multinational software company (predominantly...4
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+5I just went 3 days without sleep to see what i-banking felt like...honestly I don't believe ANY of you! (My hourly breakdown)No, this is not a joke. So we've all heard from multiple sources that the typical first-year analyst's day goes from 6AM through 3AM, leaving about 3 hours of sleep in-between. Many of you still even had chances to work out. So I tried to emulate the exact mental and physical...3951 week 10 hours ago
+3Which is the best language to learn in today's world? I am a recent graduate working at an angel investment network. I have some time on my hands and plan on learning a new language. Though it is purely for learning something new, any positive impact on my career would be an added advantage. I am thinking of Mandarin. Everywhere I see and...45
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+3Is greed good?I liked Trump's inaugural speech; it was very presidential. Don't want a political battle.. just want to reconsider greed. Definition of greed: <em>"intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or...38
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+2How do I respond to MD/VP's direct questioningI am an SA at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. My MD and one of the VPs love to ask really direct questions. I want to try accelerated recruiting for FT. If...36
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+2Do you guys usually get 2 phones?I was wondering do IB analysts usually get 2 phones? One work for and one for personal life? My firm is asking me if I want a new phone and number for work or just use my current one and they upgrade it for me, and I would like to post here and see what's the norm in the industry is? For...35
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+2How professional should your LinkedIn profile pic beI use LinkedIn a lot for networking. I do not think my picture is unprofessional. It's a nice professionally taken photo. I noticed that some people are dressed business professional in their pictures. That said, I noticed women could get away with wearing a nice blouse. In my picture, I am...35
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+2Not doing too well with my GMAT. Need adviceHello WSO, I am preparing for my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> in order to apply for top a 20 MBA program. After preparing for a month and a half, my...34
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+2If you could ask a CEO one question to understand quality of his business what would it be? Hi there, Long-time lurker, first time poster. I was recently interviewed by a London Growth Fund - however, there was one question that really stood out: They asked if you could ask the CEO of a company you're considering investing in only one question what would that be? This...34
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+2JP Morgan - Junior Analyst 2017 - Official ThreadThere are far too many non-centralized threads that are hard to find. Let's use this as the official thread for the Junior Analyst role at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span>...33
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+2What happens when your force yourself/others out of bed in the morning...So I've been struggling with this one for a while. I like to be up early, but my girlfriend is severely against this idea. Her commute is about an hour-and-a-half 70-ish miles each way. I always suggest she wake up in the mornings and leave early to beat the city traffic. This would also...32
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+2I have 3 job offers, which one to take?Seeking opinions and thoughts here.. I have an offer at **Bloomberg** to work on their Terminal help desk with advancement into advanced help essentially or sales, they call it "analytics" but really customer service from what I read. Pay and hours is unmatched: 40 hours a week for...31
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+2Trump Administration Drafts Executive Order to Reform H-1B, J-1, L-1, E-2 and B1 Visas"President Donald Trump's next target in his administration's immigration policy will focus on what Silicon Valley fears most: the work-visa programs that tech companies rely on to hire tens of thousands of workers each year, according to a report by Bloomberg. The executive...31
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+2The Odds DT Gets ImpeachedCheck this out: <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/3067806/the-odds-donald-trump-will-be-impeached-are-almost-21">Not Too Long of a Read</a> It seems to be a waste to bet on this as the actual likelihood of an impeachment is slim to none. Am I wrong? Some of the...31
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+2NYC Monkeys-Where do you go to lunch?With so many of the readers on this site in NYC and working in a fairly close area to each other, I thought it might be helpful to create a thread so everyone could bounce ideas off each other and maybe try something different than the standard Chipotle bowl. Personally, I'm not in NYC but...30
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+2Best IBD Groups at Morgan Stanley?Hi all, I will be interning at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> this summer for <span class='keyword_link'><a...30
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+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...30
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+2Will my offer be rescinded??So I am losing sleep here and would love to get some help/advice: My situation is I recently got an IB full time offer at a MM and I accepted it and signed everything. They emailed me today about giving them my consent to do a background check on me and filling out an employment verification...30
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+2What is typical turnover at MBB like?I joined <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> out of undergrad in 2015, and my office has seen what I think is stunning attrition -- 7/18 in my start class (i.e., all the 2015...29
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+2Typical day for brokerage analyst?Can anyone who was/is an analyst in IS,debt or whatever, with a top brokerage shop like a CBRE/HFF/Cush, describe typical day is? From my understanding, Analysts spend most times creating pitch books and updating models. Do they create models from scratch? Do they attend any client meetings...29
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+22017 S&T bonusesLet's share bonus numbers you've heard on the street. Please list bank, level, and bonus figure (in USD). <em> Mod Note: You can find the Ib and <span class='keyword_link'><a...28
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+2Low IPO Fee for SnapchatThe banks working on Snap Inc.’s IPO will be sharing 2.5% of the money raised. [quote] The 2.5% fee would be the third-lowest percentage ever paid in a U.S. technology company IPO over $1 billion, according to Dealogic. A portion of the Snap fee, 0.5% of the proceeds, is an incentive fee...28
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+2London accomodationHi, I just accepted a job offer in London and I am looking for a place to live now. What areas do you guys recommend? (the job will be in the city) Also anyone looking for a roommate? Thanks for your replies!26
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+2Ronda Rousey - UFC - Is it time to Quit after getting Knocked the F&#K Out Twice in a Row?!?For those of you who are into combat sports, specifically boxing or UFC, there was a flurry of new Champions and Titles changing hands. In a recent Title defense, Amanda Nunes faced off squared off with previous Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. Nunes tagged Ronda with fury and ended the...26
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+2Question about CRE Lending compensation for Life CoHey all, I am curious as to the typical compensation in CRE Lending for a well-known life company. I was told for a first year analyst, 70k + 7.5-10 signing + 18-25k year-end bonus as considered good. I was wondering how this stacks up to <span class='keyword_link'><a...24
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+2CFA and HF RecruitingHello all, Quick question about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> and hedge fund recruiting. I will be starting with an EB in June, and I am very interested in...24
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+2 Found A CRE Broker MentorHI WSO, I am a senior mechanical engineering student and I want to try my hand at CRE brokerage. I am a long time lurker and the biggest piece of advice I have found for newbies in an industry with a 70% failure rate is to find a mentor. I emailed everyone I could find at the big brokerages...24
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+2HF office dress codeI started at a hedge fund this month with decent AUM (in a range of $1-5 billion). I am rather surprised to see that the vast majority of the guys prefer semi-formal or business casual unless they have meetings. Is this common across the funds you guys work at?24
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+2Best Time to Cold Email?Hello monkeys, When do you think is a good time to cold-email / cold-call banks (or anything finance related) to ask for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in 2017 as a freshman in...24
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+2Post Grad ActivitiesHi all, I'm in need of some recommendations on ways to beef up my resume post undergrad. I've always been pretty heavy on the extra curriculars, from Elementary to College and now that I'm out I am lost. After a recent job interview, it became apparent to me that most of the...23
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+2Find a Flaw in this logic-Commercial Real EstateI am thinking of accepting an offer for a smaller commercial real estate firm which has some reach but not an overly developed platform for the asset class I am going in to. I am transitioning from 2 years of experience in a real estate related field and will be a broker for this company, this...22
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+2Taking a few months off before starting new jobGuys, I decided to take a few months off prior to starting my job as I am completely burnt out by my current job and just wanted to devote a few months to do things I am passionate about/ interested in. Would the new employer be bothered by this or they would not care less? How should I...22
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+4Really unsatisfied with SA group placement and looking for advice?I received an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...21
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+2Harvard Endowment to Lay Off Half Its StaffHarvard announced that they will be shutting down their internal hedge funds and letting go their traders half way through the year. Only managers of Natural Resources and passively managed funds will stay. [All in all, about half of the 230 staff members will be let...20
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+2Top Valuation FirmsI know this isn't exactly a hot topic on this fora, and most people wouldn't categorize valuation as a consulting function, but as I've stated in other posts, there seems to be increased interest/traction in the area. The fact of the matter is that valuation groups typically fall...20
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+2Strategy consulting to investment banking operations I have recently started working in strategy consulting for a boutique consulting firm. In my day to day activities currently I am working on an ongoing project looking at things like financial statements, mergers and acquisition opportunities, market trends, corporate strategy etc. . on behalf...20
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+2When will the financial services industry gain the trust of the American people?I was reading this <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/02/does-finance-benefit-society/385176/?utm_source=atlfb">article</a> on The Atlantic in which a finance professor from Booth opined that academic economists' views on the financial sector are...20
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+2Real Estate Development HierarchyHi- I currently work as an acquisitions analyst at a private real estate investment company that specializes in multifamily apartment complexes. I am interested in switching to development (with a development firm) but have had little success finding the hierarchy of real estate...20
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+2Non-target school tiers I know that there are target and semi-target schools. I was wondering are there tiers for non-target schools? Do east coast banks prefer students who went to east coast non-targets? To give a little context I go to non-target party school on the west coast with a super high acceptance rate. Does...20
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+2NESCAC Schools?Would you guys mind ranking the NESCAC schools from best to worst. I heard they were really good and underrated for IB20
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+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...20
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+2Will the EU Fall Apart?With Brexit already in the rear view mirror, all eyes are focused on French elections in May where the election of Marine le Pen could cause a striking blow to the EU. An <a...20
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+2Prop 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...19
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+2Which Non-US City Would you do an International Rotation in and Why?I was curious how many people here have done international rotations (i.e. a stint of IB in Hong Kong, etc. through your bank/via externship) and how they liked it. Otherwise, I was wondering what cities people have an interest in doing business in and why. A medium-term goal of mine is to...19
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+2Is Investment Banking a Rat Race?I hear investment banking is competitive. I don't think it is smart to mix ambitious people together, who also want to prove themselves. Are friends made between co-workers?19
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+2AI's Effect on ComplianceRecently read an interesting article regarding the future for those who work in “<span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span>” roles”, especially in...17
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+2Athletes in PEJust saw this article about Steve Young, who is apparently working in PE and fairly good at it. Definitely happy to hear this since her was one of my favorite athletes growing up. That being said, it seems like a lot of athletes are just hired to impress investors and management teams. Are there...17
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+2Who are the top MM PE fundsI've seen a lot on WSO about people working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> at places like <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+2An Ocean of Capital: Saturation in Private EquityI'd like to revive this discussion from 2012..... http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/an-ocean-of-capital-saturation-in-private-equity It seems particularly pertinent given the PE recruiting cycle. I've attached some charts from a presentation given by the CIO at a firm in the...16
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+2Goldman 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. Updates #1(Most Recent)/ Just received an...15
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+1CCIM 101 Preparation Hey guys, So I am a recent college graduate with very limited financial knowledge (political science major). I am seeking to break into commercial real estate. I already have my regular license. At the instruction of several people in the industry, I have registered for the first CCIM class, ...15
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+2Moelis Wins Role in Saudi Aramco IPOI didn't see this on WSO so I figured we could start a discussion around it. Moelis & Co has apparently been chosen to be *the* adviser for Saudi Aramco in its IPO. [Saudi Aramco IPO](http://fortune.com/2017/02/08/moelis-boutique-investment-bank-ipo-aramco/) For those that are in...14
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+2Job networking stories for your first job out of collegeI am interested to hear how all of you obtained your first job out of college. I think a lot of people would benefit to hear your story of how you networked to get your first job in finance out of college. Was it through alumni connections? family? fraternity? events? etc. How did the process go...12
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+2Barclays Restructuring vs Evercore Restructuring 2018 MBA weighing two summer offers <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> +LOVED the people (and they love me) +LOVED the trade floor environment +Decent hours +Bank has been doing great since Jes...12
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+2Valuation reports - case studyI have a case study interview coming up where one part of it will be to write an evaluation report on a company in 3 hours, don't have full details but I suspect it will be a combo of <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+2Investment metrics and ratios to look at when analyzing LONG TERM commercial investment Hi all, Would like to seek your professional advice and help. I'm an first year investment analyst in a real estate developer firm. Being a real estate developer instead of a fund/private equity, our strategy is mainly to purchase coreplus, value add or greenfield projects and hold over...11
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+2Can't Find a Job in Investment Banking, Don't Know What To Dohey guys, I'll be completely honest, I'm feeling outmatched and like I'm going to get a shitty financial job and won't be able to accomplish my goal of becoming an Investment Banker. I really need some advice on what I should do. I truly feel as if I can't break...11
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+2Why so much hate for University of Phoenix?As someone who's barely been to the US (except for a one-week romp at Dallas), I find it hard to fathom why the University of Phoenix receives so much hate compared to other online extension programs such as Harvard Extension or Coursera or any other similar extension program. Thought of...11
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+2Should I tell people I'm an Intern?Nevermind. Got the answer I needed...thanks for all the input everyone. Idk why I over thought this. Its really not a big deal haha102 weeks 5 days ago
+2Rialto Capital ManagementHey everyone, I was wondering if anyone had insight into this firm or regarding the specefic program highlighted below? I recently came across a job posting from this firm for a 2yr rotational analyst position that rotates through loan <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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+2Turning down an offer several timesQuick question to those who've been in the industry for a few years - have you had experience with turning down people who you have a good relationship with who keep trying to hire you? A guy I've known for about 5 years at a mid-cap place has approached me with an offer to work in...10
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+2MBB process questionSo guys, longtime lurker here. Currently I'm a student just graduated from university with a STEM degree, and while I do have some offers, I sought to try my hand at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management...9
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+2Oxford MSc Financial Economics vs. LSE MSc FinanceHi. Is anyone here that has done MSc Financial Economics at Oxford or has heart any opinion about this programme? Some people say it is too theoretical. Any information/opinion will be useful. I have received an offer but I am still waiting to hear from LSE. Personally I like Oxford more but...9
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+2Canadian goes from $2.5M inheritance to $325k, betting it all on bad AAPL earnings 1/31/2017Saw this on market watch, this guy received a $2.5M windfall from his late uncle, and within 4 years has only $325k left He is betting the rest on bad news coming out of AAPL earnings tomorrow. You can read about it...9
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+2SnapChat IPOThoughts? Maybe Im too traditional, but how can a company losing more money than revenue be worth $20bn? And talk about related party transactions with CEO's father acting as legal counsel. ...9
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+2Switching from IB start up to a more established firm I have been working at an ib start up since June '16 and for a multitude of reasons am now looking to make the switch to a more establish firm (namely anything BUT a start up). I know I need to NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK, but aside from that do you all have any advice for me? I'm not...9
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+2Best education practice?Outside of P-EY, who has the best education practice? I noticed that the founder of P-EY's education and PE practices got acqui-hired by OW two years ago. Are any of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+2Student looking to learn: Commodity TradingHello Everyone, I am a student a trying to figure out what specific career path I would like to go down. I have read some basic commodity <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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+2Blackrock Superday how long to hear backI had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock"...8
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> *Top <span...82 months 1 week ago
+2Eurozone Economy Quietly Outshines the U.S.Recently read a <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/0bbc026a-ea12-11e6-967b-c88452263daf">Financial Times article</a> regarding the European Union and its economy. <a href="http://newsonahand.com/eurozone-economy-quietly-outshines-the-us/">(For those without...7
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+2Roland Berger vs Arthur D. Little vs OCC vs LEKHi everyone, Can you please rank these consulting shops in terms of prestige and exit opportunities (ideally, for Europe)? I am in late stages of the recruitment process with them.7
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+2Free Trade: Good or Bad?With the Trump administration's recent repudiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, I think it would be fun to reignite a debate over the relative merits of free trade/globalization. Are economists correct in touting the net gains to society from trade - invoking econ...7
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+2Any insight on Leasing Brokerage for Account/Portfolio pursuits (Mostly Tenant Rep)?Ok, I feel like I am being tempted by the fruit of another here, and could use some insight. Background: currently a second year analyst working debt and equity at a large brokerage shop (they do leasing, cap markets, management, you name it). Mostly doing multifamily deals ranging from...7
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+2End of Dodd-Frank Regulations?Whatever opinions you have about Donald Trump being president, he is going through with his political promises. One of them is the<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/business/dealbook/trump-congress-financial-regulations.html"> dismantling the regulations imposed by...7
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+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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IBs and...6
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+2Financial Advisory vs. S&O FinanceWhat is the difference? For example Deloitte has both a Financial Advisory service as well as a Finance division within their S&O group. Is the Finance division within S&O less sought after than the general management consulting practice? What would be the difference in salary of someone...6
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+2Bonus Compensation StructureHello All, I have recently been offered a position as a Development and Acquisitions manager for a small hospitality company in a secondary market. The company currently owns and manages hotel assets in Virginia and North Carolina and is in the process of developing a few midscale properties...6
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+2Help Me, Please! Hoping on a flight to NYC!Hello WSO! Pardon my throwaway account. I currently work at a real estate private equity firm and brokerage in the Los Angeles area. I am planning on moving to New York sometime in the next few months. As a result, I am on the job hunt! I am currently a financial analyst putting...6
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+2MIT MSRED VS. COLUMBIA MSRED (THE FINAL SHOWDOWN)Please for the last time what are the pros and cons to either program. I applied to both but am still unsure what I'm pulling for. 5
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+2Credit Suisse IBD LodonMonkeys, Any colour on the state of groups and their culture (product/coverage) at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span> in London right now? The current search data is outdated...5
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+2SSRI'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...5
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+2How Useful/Expensive is MLT?I have been considering applying to the program and was wondering how useful any of you guys think it is for someone seeking MM or <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+2Hair Follicle Drug Testing Coming To A Bank Near You!Sorry everyone. My apologies. I never truly appreciated how much of a trigger HR was for you guys. How did it get so bad? Is it the fact that we get to leave the office at the civilian hour of 5pm? Or perhaps you’ve just been rejected by HR hotties so many times your disappointment has...4
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+2$125k - the New PE Standard?For anyone who missed the latest GoBuyside compensation report, it looks like the numbers are in: $125k is the current standard in base pay for 1st year pre-MBA associates for the upper middle market on up. This makes sense given that 1st year IB associates now make $125 base w/ ~$225+ of all-in...2
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+2Impact InvestingCurrently working as a Public Finance IB Analyst and I am too far away from the change that I am financing than I anticipated. Due to this, I am considering the transition to Impact Investing where I can be more hand on with good that is being accomplished. Anyone know what this recruiting...1
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+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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...15 months 1 week ago
+2Moelis 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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/moelis">Moelis</a></span> is...04 weeks 1 day ago
+2An alternative approachIF the policy was about vetting refugees why wouldn't the administration tap the heads of immigration and homeland to come up with their assessment regarding vetting Syrian (for example) refugees and their recommendations regarding vetting and whether or not it's possible to vet them...01 week 3 days ago
+2WSO 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 month 1 week ago
+7Has Obama Rescued the US Economy?With Obama’s presidency ending in a couple of days, I recently read an <a href="https://i.redd.it/le7pbf967o9y.png">an interesting article</a> by Martin Wolf who argued Barack Obama did his best in rescuing the US economy and argues that Obama laid a strong foundation for...78
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+4I have been told that I can't make it into the finance industry (HF, VC, PE, etc.) because of my height? Hello everyone, I am a freshman attending Dartmouth - majoring in economics. I am focusing my future on finance, whether it be working at a hedge fund or private equity. But I've read and have been told a few times that I won't be able to make it in the industry because of my...74
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+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...47
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+1What exactly do banking interns do?I've started working at a boutique bank, and most of the work I do is making powerpoint slides, nothing too hard. I'm just a sophomore, so I know there's probably a ton of stuff that they're not letting me do since I'm not knowledgable enough. So I'm wondering,...42
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+1Deutsche Bank To Scrap Bonuses For 2016: As Many As 90% Of Bankers AffectedSo what are people hearing at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank">DB</a></span>? Is this really going to impact VP and below pay as well? Per NY Post and Bloomberg First, it was a report by the NY post, according to which...31
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+2Rejected from 3 Final round PE Interviews as well as from the girl I love Some of the users on this page are incredibly smart and proved to be very helpful in the past, thats why I am seeking advice via this way. I am currently a second year <span class='keyword_link'><a...28
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+1 Interview Q: How do you manage stress?I read in a few interview guides that this question could come up. Can I get away with saying something like I do yoga and drink green tea? Or does that sound dumb. What's that best way to answer this question?28
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+2Higher salary in Private Equity than Investment Banking. Myth?You often hear on here that there is more money to be made in Private Equity over Invesment Banking. I was looking at the 2016 employment report from London Business School. Looking at the mean salary, it is higher in IB than in PE. Also the "other guarenteed compensation" is much...27
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+2Hamptons is Out of Style - Two (2) Locations for the new Cool Kids!Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. Hamptons apparently isn't as vogue as it used to be and the new folks who've made it are thumbing their noses at the old money. Would you buy or have already real estate in the Hamptons or consider these new places the weekend getaway for the...23
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...201 month 3 weeks ago
+2Progress for the sake of progressThis is a great article on the outlook Silicon Valley companies often have. It seems like they are making progress for the sake of progress sometime. I like how well they point how how these companies have left their core constituency behind (Apple's headphone jack fiasco......20
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+1MS Wealth Management ?I recently got an internship offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> Wealth Management, NJ office.Non-target school finance and business analytical master degree. I will...19
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+1Polka Dot TiesDo you think it is a good idea to wear navy/white or burgendy/white polka dot ties to work? I saw a tie I liked at Brooks Brothers, however I am not sure if it is a good idea. I am an intern at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...192 days 3 hours ago
+1PE 2018 recruiting - who's left?It seems now that nearly all the upper MM - largecaps firms have finished their process. Anyone know if there are there any firms still recruiting that run quick turnaround processes?19
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+1Why do so many engineers want to get into IB?A bit redundant, but why are so many engineers (especially people with masters) still trying to get into finance, specifically <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>? I could...19
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+1Driving To JFK Is Now Something Only Suckers And Interns DoThis actually looks like a pretty good deal... this NYC startup is taking people by helicopter to JFK and expanding their services beyond. The uberization of the skies has begun! Over all I think this is great, why not target the air travel segment, a severely under utilized area for last-mine...18
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+1Summer Associate offers - Moelis LA / JEF NY / CS NYAsking for an advice on choosing among summer associate offers - I'm a first year bschool student at an M7 school and have been recruiting for banking. I need to decide fairly quickly on those offers and I'd appreciate any insights. Through my own research, there have been a lot of...18
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+2The rent is too damn high... honey.My friend recently went through a terrible breakup. I wish him all the best, and I know that these things are not easy. During our many conversations the topic of rent came up, and it was clear that it was a major contributing factor to them moving in together in the first place. We went down...17
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+1IBD Analyst When Do You Start Work And When Do You Leave Work?I always hear people talk about investment banking's ridiculous hours (with a few analysts saying that they work 100 hour weeks). However, I do see many graduates in my school frequent restaurants, road trips and at times go on extended vacation. 17
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+1Top Boston Investment Banks (M&A)Anyone have a reputable source on the M&A activity of Boston Branches? There seems to be a sizable number of firms but some websites seems to only indicate wealth management divisions. 172 days 4 hours ago
+1NY Times vs. the PE Industryhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/opinion/stephen-schwarzmans-bad-business-advice.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FPrivate%20Equity This is one of many articles where the NY Times has shit on PE in its series of articles covering the industry. What are your thoughts? Concerns? Is this...16
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+1Sales vs OperationsHi Everyone, After having spent a little over a year in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate finance</a></span> and not...16
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+1J.P Morgan Industrials Good or Not?What do people think of DI at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span>? Is it good? How is the reputation and culture? What subgroup is the best?16
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+1Online vs. Part-Time MBAI have an engineering degree working for an engineering firm. Currently looking into doing an MBA to get into investment banking. Some of the schools I'm looking into are Carnegie Mellon (online), UNC (online), UT (part-time Houston), and Texas A&M (part-time) Houston. My question is:...16
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+1Trump and Russiahttp://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21716609-it-terrible-idea-donald-trump-seeks-grand-bargain-vladimir-putin This article cites 3 major objectives Trump hopes to achieve with a reset of relations with Putin: taming of conflict in Middle East, reduction of destabilizing Russian activity in...16
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+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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-fiat-money">fiat</a></span> money has no intrinsic value. However, in this <a...15
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+1Moving from West Coast Banking to NYC BankingHey guys, I just accepted an offer at a MM firm based on LA/SF. The work and group seems to be pretty good but I would like to make the switch to NYC to work on bigger deals at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+1HEC, LBS, LSECould somebody please asses my chances in each of these schools? Undergraduate in finance from a small private school, as non-target as a school can possibly be. I graduated with a 4.0 in 3 years for whatever that is worth <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+1Deutsche Bank: A Problem Child?Hello monkeys, As you all probably already know, Deutsche bank has just released its annual earnings. According to CNBC, their full-year net loss fell to $1.46 billion in the previous year (2016), versus a $7.3 billion loss in 2015. [Deutsche Bank's full-year net loss narrows to...15
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+1Value Add Brooklyn Cap Rate?What kind of cap rates are you guys seeing on value add projects in Brooklyn right now? Think a nice neighborhood with good subway access to Manhattan.15
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+1Stern or Fordham pls helpHi, I got into nyu stern ug early decision and I literally got zero financial aid. Zero. Financial. Aid. I applied to college of arts and science last year, and stern this year. When I applied last year they gave me 20k. This year I got none and my financial situation got worse. I'm...15
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+18 Men Are As Rich As 3.6 Billion PeopleA recent report by Oxfam International has found that 8 men are as rich as the poorest 3.6 billion people in the world. These eight include Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Larry Ellison, and Jeff Bezos. Together, they own 426 billion...15
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+1Megafund Interview PrepI have an interview coming up this week for an associate role at a megafund in NYC. I have been doing prep by using what I can find freely online, but would prefer more (i.e. different) practice models and questions. Are there any models people can share or other sites they have found helpful?...15
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+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...141 month 10 hours ago
+1Consultant friendly MM PE firmsSecond year at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> looking at one-off recruiting for MM PE starting in 2016. Wanted to get a list of consultant-friendly firms and the corresponding search firms they...14
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+1Accounting or Finance Major for CREI just transferred (started this week) to a non-target CSU in northern CA that doesn't get any CRE on campus recruitment other than M&M. Many of the alumni from my university work in <span class='keyword_link'><a...14
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+1IB Offer: Background Check - GPADo background checkers or HR have access to GPA data? A friend of mine was being recruited for FT in IB and put his last year GPA (3.8) instead of his cGPA (3.4). Is this grounds for them to rescind the offer? 14
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+1HBS/GSB Long Term Application PrepHey Guys. I was wondering if there was anything you can do over the course of 3 years to meaningfully improve your chances at HBS/GSB. I feel as though I have a good profile, but I am missing something "special". - Harvard Undergrad with Applied Math degree, minor in econ (low GPA...14
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+1Impressive resume but still no job........Issue resolved..........................................................................................14
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+1Is it a good idea to buy a sheltie puppy at this moment?I am a student and will start my full time IB analyst gig in July. So... I know it's not very realistic to get large dogs like GSD or golden retriver puppies and I may not have enough time for them when I start working full time, but what about smaller breeds like shelties? I read...14
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+1Dartmouth, Cornell, NYU (Stern) - presence and OCR?H.S. Senior here!! I wanted to hear opinions on Dartmouth v. Cornell v. Stern in terms of OCR and presence on the Street. I have also heard a lot about the 'Ivy' brand. Do you think that the brand of Dartmouth and Cornell would be more advantageous than Stern's location? All...13
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+1IB Math Question - What is 12x12x12?Hey everyone, Does anyone know the "hack" to answer this question? I know there is a quick step-by-step solution, but I couldnt find it online. Thanks13
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+1Lateral hire entry point If I work for a whole year before lateralling into investment banking, would I join as a second year analyst or would I have to start from the bottom? 13
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+1Urgent question -leaving your job after one months Working in strategy consulting and I am miserable. I don't mind the work of the hours but my boss is making my life miserable. It is a boutique firm and I havent received any training although I have got solid project experience under my belt. I am getting severly berated and bullied...13
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+12017 San Francisco Analyst Housing Thread (Early I Know)It's early for sure, but looking out there to see who else is relocating after graduation 2017 to San Francisco for IB or related professions. ( Anyone moving in Summer 2017 is welcome to join in on conversation - regardless of position or profession)13
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+1Need LBO Model HelpHello Fellow WSOers, I am stumped thinking how I can about setting up the following <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span> after being given a CIM: For sources and uses, assume a...13
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+1Future of Accounting and Value of CPA I've seen articles online which elaborate on the perpetual value of a CPA and the bright future ahead for students studying accounting. At the same time, I have seen articles written about the changes in the industry and the uncertainty present in the industry(whether that be a result of...13
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+1Career path for H/S/W?Hi, I am currently a senior at UCB/UCLA working FT in a coverage group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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+1Handling The Analyst To Associate OfferHere's the fact set: -Got an associate offer after two years -Love the shop; middle-market with great team members and deal exposure -Don't want to lose leverage in employment terms due to the fact that I like where I am at -Proposed base is great and pretty tough to negotiate (no...13
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+1Top REPE Firms/Operators - SoFloWhat are some of the top PE firms or operators you've dealt with (or heard of) based out of South Florida? Some that come to mind for me are Related, Crescent Heights, and Kayne Anderson. Looking to expand this into a sizable list. 12
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+1D. E. Shaw Background CheckHas anyone applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/de-shaw" target="_blank">D.E. Shaw</a></span> and got rejected after the background check and reference stage?? 12
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+1Question about comp in big yearsHello - I have my year end review coming up at the end of the week and wanted to get some different points of view on how to think about my range. For background: I work at a ~10B MM fund. I have been on my team for nearly 3 years, I have a good relationship with my PM, and we had a very...12
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+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...12
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+1How to succeed at MBB MBA summer internship?To reiterate, I am a student at a M7 MBA program who was fortunate enough to get an internship offer from one <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> firm (which I will be accepting soon). I really want to...12
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+11st Yr Associate IS - no UG degree - need advice on possible career change & schoolQuick background: I am 35 and was previously a hockey player chasing the dream. Injuries sidelined me and its at this point I got serious about an alternative career path (age 26). I never graduated UG (big mistake, especially with 1480 SATs before the format change), which, after attending...12
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+1The Rusty Honda was Right - 30 Car Brands and Their 10 Year Maintenance CostsThe cost of not driving "The Rusty Honda" can be quite taxing. Who still wants to pony up for Middle Class clout? ![Yikes!](https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--oozgvgy7--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/jygz8l5opnktpt5hohsc.png) [Your...12
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+1MS/BOAML Wealth Management, Asset Management PNC/ Prudential- What to Choose?I am looking for some advice on what you may think is the best option for my junior <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>- <span...12
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+1"How Much Debt Can the Company Support" Question in Growth Capital Modeling TestHello, I am working on a Growth Capital modeling test. After a standard 3-Statement projection in the next five years, there is a follow-up question about debt and I think it is quite different from regular one-page <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+1Coporate Banking/Commercial Banking Associate 2017Hi Everyone, Has anyone received an offer for the 2017 Corporate Client Banking or Commercial Banking Associate programs yet? If so what was the comp? Thanks all,12
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+1Why use EV/EBIT multiple when compared companies in the asset intensive industry?Hi, can anybody explain me that Why use <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">EV</a></span>/EBIT multiple when compared companies in the asset intensive industry? I've read...12
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+13 key questions re how to get into a HF megafundHey guys, My ultimate goal is to work in a multi billion dollar <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> doing equity l/s, after doing an M7 MBA. I would like to ask...12
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+1Civil Engineering degree - What are my chances of getting into IB?Hello WSO. So I have graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering with A+ in all my quantitative subjects with 1:1 Honours and currently a University Medal Candidate. What are my chances of breaking into IB? At the time of accepting I was indecisive as to what path I wanted to take but much,...12
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1 week 3 days ago
+1What do real estate analysts do?I was wondering what exactly do real estate analysts do? What metrics do they look at as well. I'm intrigued.11
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+1How did you guys decide on Consulting?Hello guys! I was wondering on how you guys decided on consulting as a career? As a sophomore in college whose interested in the finance industry I'm having a hard time deciding between what types of <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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2 days 4 hours ago
+1My Million Dollar Strategy - Real Estate Private EquitySo here goes.... Buyers: I have an old list of all the REPE core, value-add and opportunity funds from RE Alert (Thanks!). Also I have a healthy list of smaller funds/investment groups by googling: "investment criteria core-plus Florida". And I have an old list from 2013 of real...11
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Msc Finance programs, 1yr or 2yr for me?Hey guys, I'm going to be applying to a couple Msc Finance programs in the coming weeks and I was wondering whether any of you could provide some insight into the different options. First off, I think I have a competitive application so I'd give myself good odds of coming away with a...11
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23 hours 13 min ago
+1UBS Sophomore Summer Analyst (Women) IB Program Did anyone hear back from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> for this Sophomore Summer Analyst program after submitting the video interview?11
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+1Eastdil Hiring Analyst Thought I would let all you monkeys know I saw an add(first ever) for Eastdil recruiting. The position is for a Santa Monica, CA analyst and more can be found on the <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Will drug test follow background check test immediately??Guys, I have 2 questions: 1. After you submit your background check form, does drug test follow immediately? If it does not, how long do people usually have to wait before hearing from your future employer again about drug test? 2. Also, I have submitted my background check form almost 2...11
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Twitter for Real Estate NewsI've sifted through most of the content posted here with regard to where many of you in the industry get your news. I've noticed that hardly anyone is mentioning twitter as a source. For those that have tried (like myself), is there simply too much "noise" on the site that...11
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1 day 13 hours ago
+1Is an internship at Vanguard able to feed to wall street internship the following year? Hi everyone. I am a sophomore finance major at a nontarget private school (top 30). I received an internship offer in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate...11
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4 days 19 hours ago
+1Have to learn a new language (european)Hey there! Quick question for you. I already know Italian (mother-tongue) and fluent english. As part of my second year (undergraduate) I have to learn a new European language. Choices are: French, German and Spanish. As I don't really like German, I won't do it. Which one do you...11
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Ground Up Multifamily Development - TimelineDoesn't need to be specific to Los Angeles, but for those who are on the development side (emphasis on residential rentals or for-sale), is there a general timeline/blueprint for the development process. Specifically prior to a shovel going into the dirt. Also, for those currently...11
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Tier 2 schools for MBA (targeting for IB)Dear all, I am considering the following schools for MBA program, while my criteria would be (1) Reputation (2) Location (3) Finance Focused. I hope that I will land a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...10
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+1"Self taught" financial modellingI am working full time in strategy consulting and I am trying to lateral into Investment Banking. The biggest obstacle in my way is proving to people that I know how to produce <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/"...10
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+1Resume - how do you list transactions that haven't closed or didn't close?Lot of good experience from processes that either are still ongoing, or died after a month or more. Since there's no closed transaction to refer to, and companies need to remain anonymous, maybe its "Sale of XYZ-broad-type-of-company to ABC-broad-type-of-buyer". Thoughts?10
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1 week 6 days 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? -...10
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+1TSA Pre-checkDo banks pay for it for bankers that frequently need to travel for work? 10
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2 days 9 hours ago
+1Ivy: Social UniversityIvy University was founded by Beri Meric, a former <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> banker. It markets itself as a thought-provoking social university that uses the world as it's...10
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6 hours 11 min ago
+1Seeking Entry Level Investment Banking JobHello, I'm currently on the search for an entry level investment banking job in the SF Bay Area and wanted to gather advice on what my next steps should be in regards to (1) best strategies for networking, (2) tips on my resume, and (3) overall advice for getting the interview and...10
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+1Investment Banking in Houston?Hello, I'm currently a sophomore at a top 30 business school studying Finance. I plan to graduate college with at least a 3.8 GPA. Before I graduate I plan to have an internship this year at a small financial firm and to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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2 weeks 2 days 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: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test) When I...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+1MBA Associate: Evercore vs. GSHaving a tough time deciding between the two here. Love the culture and everything about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span>, but I am told by a few unbiased...10
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Boutique Investment Bank or Top PE FoF (FT)I'm a college senior and I have two offers for full time right now.; an offer at a European investment banking boutique in their NY office, and an offer at a top PE FoF. The NY office of the European boutique is small, but has been growing rapidly since the office opened last year....10
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2 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Which factor has more influence on P/E ratio? the P? or the E?Hi, guys. I got a little confuse with the P/E ratio. I know that P/E ratio is capital structure dependent. But there are two explanation for this argument: 1: The EPS is after interests payments, so the company which has more debts would get lower EPS, therefore P/E ratio is capital...10
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3 weeks 10 hours ago
+1BB Summer Analyst Pay/ Hour ?This is for me to compare what the market is like with respect to pay. I just signed my offer for a junior year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position in New York- How much do NYC BBs pay...9
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+1Why IPO?Why would a mature company with significant cash flows choose equity fundraising over debt when the cost of capital on debt is so low right now? I understand equity has its own benefits, but given current market conditions it seems to be a curious choice.9
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1 week 2 days ago
+1BABSON College IB****I heard people break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bnp-paribas">BNP</a></span> Paribas with Babson according to the WSO Rankings Is this true?9
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3 weeks 3 hours ago
+1MBB vs. ParthenonI am an first-year MBA student weighing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> offers from one of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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+1Deloitte S&O lay offs?Seeing the extent to which the big D gets hyped here in a constant basis, can a few of you shine some light on why there are a lot of lay offs to be happening in S&O and why campus hiring is minimal? I know Tech and Digital are doing fine. Is <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+1How best to negotiate salary?Recently was given an offer for a boutique bank in the area asking me to intern during the summer with possibility to extend into next semester. This is a great shop that I'm eager to join and think it will position me well for recruiting next semester. Problem is, they low-balled me on...9
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1 day 15 hours ago
+1What are the best places to study abroad?In your time in college, I'm sure many of you took advantage of a possible study abroad program. As a finance major, I am leaning towards studying in London, the other financial hub in the world besides Wall Street. I was just curious as to where other experienced businessmen and...9
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Networking With Potential Buy-Side Parties?My bank is very small but well known within my coverage group and geography. Therefore it is difficult to get headhunters to go to bat for me, as they claim "a significant amount of leg work will be required on my end" given that my bank is small / not a brand name bank. However, I...9
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+1Favorite TV Showslet's discuss what TV shows we love and why? My favorite TV series - The Walking Dead, because I have a very exciting plot!9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1MSRE/MSRED/MBA General Discussion ThreadWanted to start a general discussion for everyone applying to grad school. Thought we could discuss stats and others could give advice and feedback on the programs. 9
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Big vs Small firmsShould someone without any full time experience always go big so they have a well known established firm on resume for future? How hard is it to land Associate positions or even another Analyst position if you are with a small REPE/developer/investor, no one has ever heard of?9
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1 week 6 days ago
+1CBRE - Underwriting Analyst or Valuation AssociateI was hoping someone who works in the industry might be able to help me out with this, there are two jobs available right now at CBRE and i was hoping someone could give me a little more insight in the two of them. My ultimate goal is to purchase cash flow properties and get into development on...9
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2 weeks 15 hours ago
+1Breaking inHey guys, I am currently still trying to break into IB at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> firm and have one internship (4 month) opportunity left as a part of my program in...9
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6 days 11 hours ago
+1World Class Capital GroupGot a callback for an interview with these guys. From searching it seems like a relatively young firm that is growing pretty rapidly. Mixed reviews on Glassdoor. Anybody familiar with the group that can offer any thoughts or insight?9
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+1Learning Rates TradingI work on an equity desk for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> but I want to expand my product knowledge into the rates market. I really want to learn...9
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3 weeks 14 hours ago
+1'How PE funds can overstate LP returns by up to 50 pct'Anyone willing to provide some insight on the article below? If this tactic is readily utilized by GPs, it seems like LPs should demand that reported fund returns include the effects/opportunity cost of committed...9
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1 week 14 hours ago
+1FCFE and terminal value?Hi! I'm trying to value a holding company that owns 3 projects, one of which has amortizing debt (changing leverage) for acquisition purposes. I'm fine with valuing the firm as a whole using FCFF and assuming it will be refinanced to a target D/E, but my questions are as...9
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Asset Management - Analyst Path Questions Hey everyone, looking for some quick career guidance from some AM professionals on the street. Currently (a URM) in undergrad semi/non-target in NYC, and as of now my goal is to end up at an institutional Asset Manager like <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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4 days 16 hours ago
+2What's Your Worst Nightmare During and After College/Grad School?I'm an engineer. I hated English and Humanities classes with a passion. During college, my worst nightmare was sitting in a classroom, as I rarely went to class, and finding out that the final project is due next week and final exam the following week! I didn't even know what the...9
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1 week 16 hours ago
+1Alphabet’s $4bn in “Other Bets”In 2016 Alphabet raked in $87.4bn in revenue and almost $20bn in profits. However, 99% of that comes from Google alone. I came across this <a href="http://www.visualcapitalist.com/vetting-alphabets-4-billion-other-bets/">chart</a> that displays their other bets in place to...9
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1 day 22 hours ago
+1Msc Finance SSE vs ESADE vs HEC vs Bocconi vs OthersHello guys! I have to choose which Msc Finance programs to apply. I have double citizenship Italian and Spanish and speak fluently both languages. I have a Bsc in Economics from a public italian university (high gpa), one internship in a big4 and 700 at the <span...9
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3 weeks 7 hours ago
+1Goldman Sachs 2017 SuperdayHey guys! I recently (Jan 10) completed the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> for <span class='keyword_link'><a...9
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Career advice/guidance for an undergraduate student Hey guys, I am in need for advise from people with greater insights into the Investment Banking "industry" and the way they recruit. I am an 2nd year Undergraduate student, currently studying finance/management (the most prestigious study in my country) where i am placed in top...8
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+1Industry versus consultingI am a current M7 second year MBA and have offers from my target sector in strategy and another offer from a consultancy that I am trying to decide between. The industry offer is just over six figures and with a small signing bonus (~$<span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1European degree, no experience, just a passion. HF?Hey! I've been reading this forum for a while and I've decided to ask you guys for advice. Let me introduce myself in just a few lines: - I'm 27. Born and raised in Spain, now in NYC. - Software Engineering MSc and Business Management MSc. Good grades, top of my class,...8
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1 day 11 hours ago
+1McCombs for NY officesHi monkeys, As a high school senior, this is the time where I have to choose which college to attend. Currently UT Austin McCombs is at the top of my list. However I was wondering if I had a good chance of making a NY <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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4 days 5 hours ago
+1Hair Products...for Men!One of my biggest insecurities is my hair. I think it could be decent looking I just don't know how to get it cut or how to/if to style it. I think it looks good coming out of the shower but then once it dries it gets all poofy. And I'm always afraid of trying something new. guys...8
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3 days 14 hours ago
+1HELP : GS vs CD&R, LondonI have to choose between 2 FT analyst offers (graduate) in London: - <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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3 weeks 17 hours ago
+1Is This E-mail Typo a Big Deal?Hey everyone, happy Saturday. I am in the application process for a position as a Spring corp dev intern at a large tech company in NYC. I already have an offer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1Freshman Internship DecisionWhat would be better for a freshman internship for someone looking into S&T for summer after sophomore year? - paid internship at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley"...8
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Should stock pitches be for the sector interviewing for?Maybe it seems like a silly question, but I have a couple interviews for associate level positions next week and I'm wondering if my pitches should be for the sector I'm interviewing for to show interest in the specific industry. Or is choosing a stock in another sector better since...8
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2 days 3 hours ago
+1Wells Fargo FAP I am about to begin my work in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> Financial Analyst Program. Has anyone on this site gone through this program? If so, is there any...8
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Upcoming Corporate Development(M&A) Internship Phone InterviewI have an upcoming phone interview for a corporate development internship position doing M&A work. This is for a company in the industrials sector. I'm coming from an accounting background and have an MBA. Just wanted to know if anyone has had experience with these phone interviews...8
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17 hours 32 min ago
+1Resign or take offer?Hi All, I am in a bit of a predicament, I am a stock broker and I am not sure what to do in this situation. My line manager has been treating me unfairly (excessive and unjustified criticism) and she is keen to make me leave the firm. She has advised that I will be put on a performance...8
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1Salary pay cut when changing careers?I wanted some advice on a career change I am working towards - I am an engineer and want to move into either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> or investment banking, also...8
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5 hours 15 min ago
+1Travel Expenses for InterviewsQuestion for the forum. Is it standard practice for a firm to expect the candidate to pay for travel expenses associated with in person interviews? I have had a couple first round interviews for both Summer Associate and permanent roles where this was the expectation. It was my understanding...8
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15 hours 36 sec ago
+1Please chance me at MBAs and exit opp possibilitiesHi All, I went to American University (I know, not great, but I had a full ride) and had a 3.6 GPA in Business. I am white, male from the northeast. I did the following: 1. Two years Audit at Big 4 in mid-atlantic - Won employee of the quarter award - CPA - Worked on carve-out audit of...8
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Options, Futures and Other Derivatives suggestion.I have started reading through <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Options-Futures-Other-Derivatives-4th/dp/0130224448/ref=as_li_tf_cw?&camp=212361&creative=383957&linkCode=" target="_blank">Hull</a></span>...8
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2 days 13 hours ago
+1Dimensional Fund Advisors - experiences? General questions inside.Hi guys. I'm a 1Y MBA and I recently got an offer to intern at dimensional in FAS. Wanted to see if anybody here has worked at DFA. Comments on glassdoor seem to hit both ends of the spectrum. I'm leaning towards accepting this offer, but want to hear feedback from you guys. Some of...8
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10 hours 50 min ago
+1can you get more than your "target bonus"I was looking at an offer letter where the target bonus for the analyst role was 20%. Do firms ever give an analyst more than their target bonus? does it happen... never, rare, depends, etc? 8
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3 days 13 hours ago
+1HEC Lausanne MSc in FinanceHi everybody! I'm an Italian student that will take the bachelor's degree by July 2017. I would like to apply for MSc in Finance at HEC Lausanne, so I'm here to ask some questions about the School and the admission process. First, I would share my profile: Economics and...8
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Appraisal a good place to start?Hello guys, I am currently a sophomore in college interested in mainly Sales and Trading and maybe other IB related fields. I was wondering if a real estate appraisal internship would be a good place to start. I currently do not have any corporate experience at all. However, I don't have...8
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Summer Associate Interview Prep, MBA candidateThis fall I'll be in the first year of a top 10 MBA program, and my goal is to ace the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> interview for an investment banking role at a <span...7
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1 week 1 day ago
+1MSc in Finance in EuropeHey everyone, I am currently applying for MSc in Finance programs in Europe and was wondering if you could give me some input. I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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2 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Need to Choose - Trading, Structuring, Sales, Research, QuantHi Guys, I'm new to all of this. I have studied a masters in Engineering, but have had an interest in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> so have had a go at it myself for the past few...7
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1 day 22 hours ago
+1JPM Industrials vs LevFin GroupI got a summer associate offer with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> NY office and have the choice to pick between Industrials, Energy or <span...7
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Landlord vs. Tenant Rep I've previously asked about CCIM and such, but am curious about the differences between landlord and tenant representation. To my understanding, tenant reps can make bigger commissions than landlord reps because they are hustling for more deals, but landlord reps also might have a more...7
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1 week 1 day ago
+4Don't assume my genderI went to Florida State University, right? We have this area on campus called the, "safe zone," or some shit like that. Its basically a place where people can showcase their freedom of speech. Ironically, Winston got in trouble for practicing his freedom of speech there. He wasn't...7
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1URGENT HELP - Shipping company valuationHi everyone, I'm currently interviewing for an IB role and have been told I will be given a modeling test related to a shipping company. I will have to model out the forecasts and flow the effects through the three income statements. I was also told I will need to calculate an <span...7
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3 days 5 hours ago
+1Profile Evaluation for Msc FinanceHello, I am looking at pursuing my Masters in Finance, and am unable to evaluate my chances for each university. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could guide me with the same, or provide me information on my chances for the universities listed. Would there be any other universities...7
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3 days 21 hours ago
+1Knowledge Sharing: Corporate Development / M&AHello, I am currently working on implementing an M&A department within the group I work for. As our industry is really fragmented we need to grow in the coming years as the market will consolidate. We did several deals in the past years mainly based on sell side presentations of M&A...7
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2 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Needed GMAT score3.3 undergrad non target GPA. Financial services internship experience. Wondering what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">gmat score</a></span> would be needed to get admitted in a business school...7
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6 days 10 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...7
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1State Department senior officials resignSo it looks like a bunch of State Dept senior officials just sent in their notices. These were Foreign Service lifers who were around under both Bush and Obama, so it's not like it's politically-appointed ambassador positions we're talking about. Also of note is that the White...7
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2 weeks 7 hours ago
+1Distressed debt analysis examplesHi - does anyone have a good source on sample writeups of distressed debt investment ideas? I am in a unique situation but I'd like to try to teach myself how to do distressed investment analysis (I work in a legal capacity right now on the periphery and I deal with distressed funds on a...7
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Know anyone who can place $10 million+ ?Do you know anyone who has 10 million or more in cash that is looking to investing in deals right now.7
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Transferring out of a 2-Yr rotational program to IBD in same bankSo I'm currently in a 2-yr rotational program at a large bank that is more of a MO/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span> program (opportunities in both areas of...7
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2 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Need a little career adviceGood day, my dear Colleagues( future) I know that I have a stupid questions but I need in yours help. I finished Moscow SU( financial management- 2:1 degree) and had internship in Big4( BV- 1 year).I am 21 year old. I want to continue my education in Germany( especially Frankfurt, Munchen,...7
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1 day 5 hours ago
+1What am I doing wrong Analyst at an EB known for good PE placement and I'm just not getting interviews. Had one first round with a MF and that was it. A lot of other analysts are getting stuff for MM next week (told all HHs that I want MM) but I'm getting nothing. I went to an Ivy and had a decent but not...73 weeks 3 days ago
+1Which MS Finance -- high GMAT/low GPAI graduated last year (2016) from a non-target, mid-atlantic state school with a 3.13 GPA with Finance major and Econ minor. I have a 730 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">gmat...7
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1HELP URGENT Emerging Market Sales (RATES / MACRO)Guys, I need some urgent help here. I'm meeting this guy Head of Emerging Market Sales at JP this Thursday through a internal mentor mentee program. And, I have no idea what they do. I believe on corporate directory he's classify under Macro / Rates if that means anything to...7
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Signs to Look For When Your Company is Struggling and Management is QuietI am set to begin a job with a boutique consulting firm this summer and just heard from some people the firm was struggling with one of its offices and has had to do some restructuring. I haven't heard anything about this directly from the recruiter. This led me to question what signs...7
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1 day 21 hours ago
+1Thoughts or info on Arbor Realty TrustAny thoughts or info on Arbor Realty Trust? (in general) Thoughts on specifically working as a multifamily underwriting analyst there? exit ops?7
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2 days 16 hours ago
+1My shirts don't fitI think it's a combination of actually losing weight and just buying pre-fitted shirts. The idiots who measure me must not be accurate because the sleeves aren't perfect length either. What's your recommendation on getting good-fitting shirts? Do you have to get them tailored...7
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1FCF and Equity Value for a one year company?I’ve been practicing DCFs quite a lot recently but a back to basics question has really stumped me. Imagine a company with: Revenue $150 Costs $60 Depreciation $20 CapEx $20 No discount rate It exists only for one year and will liquidate at the end of it, where it will be able to...7
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Salaries in ER?I am a Product Manager in the tech industry (silicon valley) with a base salary of 170K and all in compensation of 200K. I am looking into move into <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1McKinsey vs staying in IBDHi folks I am currently a 2nd year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analyst at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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+1Bond Salesman = Investment Banker?In Liar's Poker, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3bw7vla" target="_blank">Michael Lewis</a></span> calls himself an Investment Banker even though he works in S&T instead of <span...7
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3 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Request for FT Recruiting Advice for Lateral SAHi guys, I'm from a top target school and currently have an internship for the summer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> M&A group. Should I want...7
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2 weeks 20 hours ago
+1REIT/REPE analyst career switchI've been considering a career switch into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span>/REPEs acquisitions, and from what I've seen on this forum and site so far...7
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+1Can international students get hired?Hey guys...so I'm an international student and I'm in my senior year of college (non-target school). I have done one IB internship so far, and I'm just about to start another. However, I know that sponsorships are really hard to get, and my mentor (who's the manager of the...7
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+1Development gigs at a REIT vs. private shopCan anyone please provide some color on the major (less obvious) differences between development roles at a REIT vs. private firm? Assuming one moves from Development Associate -> Director/VP -> ?, is there a significant difference in comp working for a <span...7
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+1London SA housing for Canary WharfHi all, I will be joining the IBD intern army this summer in London at a BB at Canary Wharf (CW) and I was wondering if some of you can give some **tips regarding housing**. I saw a topic from 2016 and it suggested [Claredale...7
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+1Difference between pitch books, teasers and company profilesHi people, I just want to know the difference between a pitch book, a teaser and a company profile. I have checked some sources but seems like there is no consensus between people. Some say teasers = pitch books, some say not, some say company profiles are part of pitch books, etc. So I would...7
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+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> Resume Announcement: WSO has released a <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 month 2 days 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...7
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+1Job DecisionHow should I think about this role: I have a great strategy and corp fin background and can move to Private equity as a VP at a 800M fund. The catch is the fund is struggling. Their previous lead investor will 100% not be around anymore for the next fund and their are no plans for a raise. I...7
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+1Interviewing with JP Morgan Middle Market Commercial BankingThis Friday I will be interviewing with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">Chase</a></span> for a...7
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+1University of Richmond --- non-target? transfer or stay?Hi everyone! I have been lurking on WSO for a few months now, and I have to say that I've learned an unbelievable amount of information about careers in finance. I am currently an underclassmen at the University of Richmond with a high GPA (3.8-4.0), but I have yet to find any...7
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+1Pure math PhD to go for consulting or quant job?Hi all! I'm just over halfway through my PhD in pure maths, and have always envisioned myself as going for a career in academia. Unfortunately, a physical illness and a subsequent depression has damaged my passion for the subject so that I'm now looking for something just a bit...6
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+1Jobs that lead to AMI was wondering if anyone knows of jobs, after undergrad, that can lead into AM? Is it common to break in from a MO or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">BO</a></span> position?6
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+1Starting finance career with shaved head?Hey everyone, wanted to get some advice from fellow monkeys. Looking to shave my head soon (balding is becoming fairly noticeable around the temples and the top). Tired of having to do weird combing and pretend it looks alright in pictures. My one concern is that it might be a negative in the...6
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+1Studying for Series 86 with limited accounting/valuation experience-- Tips?Hey, I wanted to ask what someone may think about what my course of action should be for preparing for the Series 86 IF I HAVE LITTLE ACCOUNTING AND VALUATION BACKGROUND. Not a business or accounting major. I took an accounting class a while ago and am pretty new to valuation/modeling. I...6
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+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. Thanks6
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+1Oil Trader Gives His Outlook On The CommoditySince December 2016, oil has been quiet, hovering between $50 and $55. This <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> range is due to two factors. The first is upside pressure...6
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+1Renege accepted offer - other company doesn't know I accepted an internship offer for a corp fin position (that I was eh about) a month ago, but right after I accepted I was notified I had a first round interview with an AM. I wanted the AM a lot more. One of the questions was "have you accepted an offer with another company" and I...6
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+2Travel Ban has Been Reversed[The ban on green card holders has been reversed, we've been bamboozled!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) My theory is that the Trump administration proposed something absolutely ludicrous, so when he proposes his actual plan it will seem reasonable in comparison. The art of...6
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1 week 3 days ago
+1Has anyone read "Straight to Hell" by John LeFevreI'm leaning to believe that a lot of the stories on the pranks and office culture are somewhat exaggerated. Does anyone know what the culture of Salomon Brothers / <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+1Coming out of undergrad decisionWondering what the smarter decision would be out of undergrad. Go to work for a retail company in their real estate department doing site selection analysis and making a salary or interning with an entrepreneurial developer who has flipped 75 houses and now is doing bigger mix used projects but...6
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+1F100 MA Internship vs PE InternshipHey, I am in my fifth semester (Finance B.Sc. at a non target in Europe) with prior VC internship and have now internship offers for the summer at a PE firm in Manhattan (5b$ under management) and a F100 in Europe which would be in their corporate M&A department. which internship is...6
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+1quick working capital question (late night at work / no analysts around)hey guys - simple question but literally no one is around to ask. should wages payable go into the typical banking / PE definition of working capital? thanks!6
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+1What Flavor of News are you Consuming? - Infographic that offends ALL people![Journalistic Quality vs. Partisanship](http://m.imgur.com/kP4Yax1) I was pleasantly surprised where FOX News Ranks. Guess Business Insider didn't make the cut of being totally useless click-bait. Ouch!6
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+1Private Equity to startup founder?Is moving from post mba private equity (maybe vp level) to starting your own tech startup a common exit opp? My only worry is lack of techincal experience for the actual product but is it something that people can do sucessfully?6
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+1More valuable: Year-long Internship vs Year Abroad at an Ivy?Hi all, I've been a reader of the site for a long time, and I am now posting for the first time to see if the more experienced members could perhaps advise on my career dilemma. I'm a second year student (4-year course) at a UK target school, and I've been very lucky to have...6
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+1Has anyone had any experience with Maverick Trading (prop shop)?Has anyone had any experience with Maverick Trading (prop shop)? I have been <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> for 3 years on my own and am interested in becoming a funded trader. Any...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+1IU Kelly?How screwed are you at IU Kelly if your not in their IB Workshop? You can still contact alumni and use the brand recognition right6
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+1PE or Corporate Finance Internship Offers - Thoughts?Hi, I am a sophomore at an Ivy League school. Currently deciding between internship offers at a PE <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-fund-of-funds-FoF">FOF</a></span> investment manager (GCM Grosvenor) or <span...6
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+1Brandeis, Rochester, JHP , GWU & TulaneHey guys I am an international student currently applying for MSF in the U.S. GPA: 3.5 IELTS 7.0 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> 710 (Q49 V38) I have applied for several...6
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+1Peculiar Off-Cycle Situation Question to those who went through off-cycle recruiting for PE: What is the customary process for firm communication after the Final Round? I ask since I did a final round a few weeks ago and the firm has gone radio silent since then. I followed twice through email and phone call but have...6
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+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="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> firm? 6
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+1Checklist for London ER interviewingHi all, I'm from the States and am currently in London on a tier 4 student <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/visa" target="_blank">Visa</a></span> at a non-target doing my classes in the evening,...6
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Crossing between MBBAny thoughts on summer interning at one <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> (MBA level) and then re-recruiting with another MBB firm full-time for geographic reasons? Is this...6
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+1SIG Buy Side Research Analyst Intern Phone InterviewHey guys. I know there's a decent amount of information on SIG's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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1 week 6 days ago
+12017 CCS Sophomore Women's Program Hi! Did anyone get any updates to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> Sophomore Summer Program? I got an email that says they are currently reviewing first round video interviews. Does anyone...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Equity Research vs. Due DiligenceIf you had 2 offers: 1) Equity Research Associate- Sell Side- at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/susquehanna-international-group" target="_blank">Susquehanna</a></span> International Group (SIG) or...6
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+1Books are back because Amazon likes them[Good article in the FT](https://www.ft.com/content/f8bd3938-ed4d-11e6-ba01-119a44939bb6) [quote]Ten years ago, as Jeff Bezos launched the Kindle ereader in New York, he declared that “the book is so highly evolved and so suited to its task that it’s very hard to displace”. Amazon’s...6
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+1Reits a good representation of The Overall market?When people ask you how the market is doing, do you include the performance of REITS to show how the market's doing?6
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Big Four Corporate Finance Offer Need AdviceHi all, I know there are other threads on this, but most of them are rather old and didn't have exactly what I was looking for. I recently received an offer at a Big 4 <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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1 week 14 hours ago
+1Accenture Consulting vs Deloitte Advisory - Advice on the offersHello everyone. I am seeking some advice in regards my next career move. Any thought or suggestion would be extremely helpful. **Here’s the situation:** I currently work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte"...6
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Any info on Jonathan Rose Companies?Im looking for information and input on Jonathan Rose Companies. can anyone give me give me some insight on the company?6
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+1Case Study for Lateral Hire?Hey everyone - I have an interview round with one of the industry-focused advisory banks coming up and the only information I was provided was it would be about 5-6 hours and would consist of a day of interviews plus one case study. While I know of instances where lateral candidates have had to...5
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+1Currency devaluation effect on borrowingCan someone answer this quick question for me please. It might come up in conversation in an interview. Say for example Mexico's peso got devalued by 40% in relation to the USD after the Trump election. How does this devaluation affect corporate borrowing from US banks or from debt issuance...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Research Associate = ER?Does the job title "Research Associate" (at a Big 5 bank) mean the same as Equity Research Associate? 5
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+1Value of CFA Lv. 2 for MS FinanceHi all, I have passed my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Lv. 1 exam in December 2016 and am planning to apply to top Mfin programs in the US and the UK by the end of...5
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+1Studying abroad in fall? -- Target SchoolI am a sophomore at a non-Ivy target school. I have a Big 4 accounting internship for next summer, high academic standing and on a varsity sport. I am really interested in working for IB <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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1 week 1 day ago
+1How bad is it really... the back officeThere certainly is a lot of material on this topic here, but I wanted to get people's opinions on a back/middle office Internship in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>...5
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+1Critique my Career PlanFirst a little background, I went to a semi-target (probably more-so on the lower end of the 'semi-target' spectrum to be honest) for Finance and I currently work in Risk Management for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+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.5
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+1Summer Associate Internships - CREI am currently a Georgetown's Masters in Real Estate candidate looking for Summer Associate positions. I have some good leads, but have found that a lot of firms don't have a formal internship process which has been surprising. Does Anyone have any suggestions, or advice to...5
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2 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Investment banks that sponsor work visas for internationalsI was wondering if anyone had a good list of banks (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>, EB, MM) that sponsor visas for international students - particularly at analyst level. Thanks guys!5
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1 week 23 hours ago
+1Indiana University UndergradI'm still just in high school, but I plan on a career in finance. I live in Indiana, so going to IU would be very convenient for me since it would be much cheaper and I'll still get a very good financial education. Can I still break into Investment Banking coming out of a semi-target...5
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+1Battle of the Ops JobsHello Friends, I'm in need of some advice about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/jobs">back office jobs</a></span>. I've got an offer for a fund accountant job at BNY Mellon and an offer for a product control...5
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Is it common for product control within BB to move to either Market Risk, Valuation Control, Treasury, or Liquidity Risk?Hello WSO, I am currently working for a large financial services firm in a commodities product control function ( with prior experience in fixed-income product control), and I was wondering where I could move internally within my firm. I don't want to ask around my firm on internal...5
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1Differences between BB PE funds and independent ones What's the different between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Private Equity vs. a fund like Audax? Is there any sort of negative effect from working at a fund under a <span...5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+1No IB Internship Offers for Summer Internship: Wealth Management vs. Market Data for IEXJunior with a 3.2 from a target (UNC, Umich, UVA, UCLA,), pretty solid ECs and alright work experience. The way things are shaping up right now I probably won't end up getting an IB offer for this summer. I already got one offer for a solid wealth management company (in the middle of...5
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+1How Marketable Am I?Howdy, I'm currently working for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span> team but things aren't going as planned. I was naive when I entered...5
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+1NYU Fall 17' ApplicantsIf we applied for fall , are we only going to hear back in march? The wait is killing me argh! And does anybody know when classes start for the fall semester?5
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2 weeks 2 hours ago
+1Life in small PE funds (less than 300 million in AUM) Hi, I am wondering if anyone can provide any anecdotal insight into compensation and learning curve at smaller PE firms. I have an FT offer to join a shop with 200-250 million AUM,(last fund (150) raised 5-6 years ago) and would love to hear some thoughts regarding this career choice? Are...5
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14 hours 26 min ago
+1University of Kansas?How is this school in general? Filtering through resumes at my bank because we need an intern and for some reason we've had an influx of apps from KU kids this year. I'm in the South. I have no idea about this school reputation wise except that they have a damn good basketball...5
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Potential FT offer vs Summer offerAsking for a friend. Say you're starting an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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+1where can you go for ratio analysis?i don't have access to a terminal or FactSet... so where can I go for a quick look at a comparable ratio spread (profitability, efficiency, solvency, liquidity, etc.) of an industry?5
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+5Blackberries and meI am an analyst at a new york i-bank, taking the subway to work and checking my blackberry. I saw a chick also taking the train. She was nothing too special. Until i saw her whip out her blackberry (then realizing she was probs an i banking analyst). For some reason, she got hotter,...5
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1 day 6 hours ago
+1Wells Fargo Summer Financial Analyst Program - Commercial Real EstateHey guys, I'm semi-new here as I don't post much, but I have been around reading the forums for the past year and it's been a huge help. I am currently applying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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1 week 3 hours ago
+1Real Estate Positions in NYCHey Everyone! I am currently a freshman at a target University (top 60) who is working at a small hedge fund at the moment. However, my ultimate goal is to find a real estate acquisitions/analyst/investment position and was wondering if you guys knew any <span...5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Advice for American master in Finance? Hi guys, I'm Italian boy, 22yrs old. In December I'll be graduate in business administration. I'm looking (Brexit effect) to USA uni, for a MA (MsC) in Finance. In italy have only the opportunity to do this with double degree (Cattolica Ita - University Of North Carolina at...5
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+1First Rejection - Any Advice?Hey, I applied for several summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> and got my first rejection today. Just as a bit of background I am not going into this blind. I have traded...5
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+1just another kid asking for non target transfer adviceHey guys I currently go to a PAC 12 non target where I study Finance and have a 3.9 GPA. My school has a program where they place kids into IB but obviously transferring to a target would increase my chances. I would like to do S&T and am wondering which target schools are in my range. So...5
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+1Do you look at high school results from undergradsDo you look at the results undergrads got in high school? My dad said they do in general in Finance. And if so could it determine who you give the job to?5
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+1South America IBDHello monkeys, Just wondering about opportunities for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> in South America (specifically Brazil). With such a large economy and fast...5
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+1MSF for Consulting, Worth it?Hey guys, I was wondering if the MSF is worth it, especially if you want to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> or Tier 1 consulting firms? I go to a semi - target school which has an...5
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+1IBD Post-MBA Associates When Do You Start Work/Leave Work?I liked the feedback in the analyst thread....Hopefully this will get some similar replies. Thanks all!5
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+1What do you think about repo trading?What does everyone think of government bond <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-repo">repo</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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3 days 14 hours ago
+12 hour LBO modeling test. How simplified can the model be?Hello all, I have a few PE interviews coming up for smaller 500m > AUM firms, and am trying to seek assistance with preparation. I've been told there is going to be a 2 hour modeling test, apparently consisting of 1 hour of discussion/familiarising with the company in question and 1...5
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+1Tesla's six day policy turnaround - Idiots Charged for Hogging Superchargers[quote="Bloomberg News"]<p>Loic Le Meur ✔ @loic @elonmusk the San Mateo supercharger is always full with idiots who leave their tesla for hours even if already charged. 9:00 PM - 10 Dec 2016 · San Mateo, CA</p>[/quote] [quote="Bloomberg News"]<p>Elon...5
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+1William Blair Top GroupsIncoming Summer Analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span> in Chicago. Any advice on best group to join? Also trying to exit to NYC for full-time. 5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1MSc Finance at LSE or Bocconi?Hello, I am currently completing my Bachelor degree in business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and will be starting my MSc in Finance coming fall. I have been admitted to LSE (MSc Finance and Private Equity), Bocconi (MSc Finance, including a full tuition fee waiver),...5
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+1Should I consider MBA@UNC?It's the only T25 MBA online option, allowing me to avoid lost income and to continue gaining experience. I am also in-state, which is a big factor for me for lower tuition costs. Looking to move from hospital industry to health mgt consulting. Have a prior masters related to my field...5
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+1GS Securities vs GS IMDDebating between SA (junior year) offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> securities in NYC & GS IMD (Client Solutions) in another city out west. The people I have met in both...5
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Largest Mergers and Acquisitions of 2016Fortune lists five in article referenced below. However, I know [Anheuser-Busch InBev did a $106billion deal to take SABMiller](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-28/sabmiller-investors-give-go-ahead-for-103-billion-megabrew-deal). What were some mega deals that you know of in...4
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+1Switching from Banking to ConsultingI would appreciate any candid advice on this issue. I interviewed with 6 companies last Fall for the **<span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position** at <span...4
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+1Best Private Equity RE firmsHi, Apart from Pere Top 50, is there any other good list of top RE investment firms (especially in London or Singapore)? Any firm you recommend in particular which is hiring now? Also, how are salaries/bonuses/lifestyle in this area vs Hedge Funds (both discretionary/systematic), PE firms,...4
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+1Any Movie Similar to The "Margin Call" ?Hi guys. Just wondering if you guys have come across any good movies similar to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/blog/margin-call-film-review-at-sundance">Margin Call</a></span> that you'd recommend. I liked the movie a lot because of its...4
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+1What's the future business model of professional services, (i.e. consulting, accounting, etc.)?Can anyone please share some research, or thought leadership on the future business model and value proposition of professional services such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management...4
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+1IRR on affordable high-rise condo deal ? ? ?I am talking to a few hnwi in the next week about buying/recap. An entitled and permitted affordable condo highrise with 180 units. The stack has $35M in bank loan, $15M loan from the state, and $Xm for the land. Land is $7-8M. In place with very little new construction due to extreme...4
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1 week 4 days ago
+1Visa Required for Canadian working in Australia? - post**posting this on Job Search Forum to see if it can get any traffic...*** Hi guys - I'm posting on here because of the traffic in this section. Simple question, for a Canadian to work in Australia, what type of visas do financial services firms typically give out (<span...3
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+1What would you tell your 18 year old self?I read an article about people in Silicon Valley and Tech saying what they would tell their 18 year old selves. I thought it would be cool to see what everyone here says! I would tell myself something too except I'm still 18 right now! Regrets, reflection, and advice?3
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+1Venture Debt/Lending Industry and Career Opportunities I could not find much information on this site regarding lifestyle/career progression/compensation of folks working in the venture debt space. I will be interning at a 300M+ venture debt fund think along the lines of TriplePoint/Hercules Capital. The fund specializes in lending to the portfolio...3
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1 week 5 days ago
+1Where to find Real Estate Market ReportsWhere can I find more data on the real estate markets. Ex: Monthly sales,inventory data etc. I've been dying to find some.3
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Kidney StonesHave any of you folks ever had kidney stones before? I feel like someone is stabbing a knife into my lower back. The good news is it has partially taken care of the pesky need for sleep. There is no stimulant I've encountered that could bring me to a status of being fully awake so...3
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Would learning programming be useful for Investment Banking?Hi all, As an inspiring Quant, computer science/programming is a domain that I definitely have to master (Have been trying to). However, I recently had a friend who is an aspiring Investment banker who asked me if programming could find its way to Investment banking. I understand that things...3
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+1Is The Midwest the Next Silicon Valley?Silicon Valley has long been the hotbed of start-ups and tech innovation. The Midwest, however, has lately been experiencing growth in this area. Enough to convince several Sequoia partners to launch a venture firm in Columbus, Ohio. In my opinion, the Midwest definitely has many untapped...3
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Three Statement/DCF Template Hi Guys, I work in consulting (Capital Markets) and have two upcoming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interviews</a></span> (1st/2nd year analyst). I...3
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+1Why does the chat even exist? Dead af@AndyLouis" , @WallStreetOasis.com" . Self-explanatory. Forums are much more popular. Irritating little black bug at the corner of my screen.2
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+1Getting started with investing I really want to get into investing (specifically in the stock market for now) but there is so much information and terms that I either don't know or fully understand. How can I improve upon my knowledge in investing and are there any investment strategies that you guys utilize that is...2
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+1help a sophomore out!Hello! I am a second year Mathematics Economics major and Environmental Science minor at UCLA. My GPA is along the 3.5. I have never had any experience with banking. I have however completed the bloomberg market concepts online course and have several unrelated work experiences. I am looking for...2
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+1Daily/ Weekly Newsletters I am searching for some email newsletters that cover macroeconomic trends. Kind of like the daily dirt nap that I have seen posted here before but $600/yr is a steep price to pay for a daily email. I currently subscribe to Harper's Weekly Review but that is more entertaining than...2
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Need advice on leaving Securitized Products Group at BB in under a yearLooking for advice: I graduated from an Ivy league school in May 2016 and joined a mid tier <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> in capital markets. I ended up in a...2
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+1Exit Opps from Big 4 Valuation?Graduating from a non-target in the spring. Going into a business valuation group doing purchase price allocations and goodwill impairments with one of the Big 4 (not in NYC). Curious if MBA would be need to transition into IB/<span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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3 weeks 5 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?2
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+1Moelis Picks Up Aramco Advisory RoleBig news this morning when MoCo beat out EVR for the advisory slot on the imminent Aramco IPO. Anyone have a take on this one?2
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+1Is Structuring Underrated?Haven't seen any threads on structuring lately and feel that it is not talked about as much as sales or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. Is it underrated? 2
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1 week 10 hours ago
+1Emailing and Response Time for AnalystsLooking for some perspective on my situation. Two weeks ago I had a phone call with a 3rd Yr analyst about pursuing a FT role in their group. He said that the group will be adding more analysts due to a few departures and that he thinks they would really be interested in someone with my...2
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+1client service associate opps - what it entails and what could be next?CSA at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>, what exactly are the day to day tasks, and where can you go after? is this equity sales at all2
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+1EBITDAHi, guys! Do the actuarial liabilities affect <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span>? Like depr and amort does? Thank you in advance!2
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1 week 2 days ago
+1Thoughts on Boston College for Undergrad? Hi all, I was just wondering how Boston College's Carroll School is perceived within the business world. I am currently choosing a college to attend and would like to learn more about it from this standpoint. In terms of IB placement, prestige, and overall educative value, how does it...2
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1Rand Paul and Trump to audit the FEDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULHe_1aFK9E Rand Paul, like his father has been at the forefront of the audit the fed movement for quite some time now. As most of us know and is mentioned in the video, the Fed has been at the centre of every asset bubble since the great depression. In...2
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+1Should this oil & gas engineer get his CFA?I recently accepted an offer to work for a mid-size <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> as an associate on their E&P Equity Research team. Previously, I spent 5 1/2 years...2
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6 days 9 hours ago
+1Moving from a Canadian Bank to New YorkHi all, I am set to start working at a Canadian bank in Toronto this summer and am hoping to eventually make the jump to New York. I was curious if anyone has had experience with this or if anyone had any opinions on how to best position myself come my start date in order to successfully...2
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+1Thoughts on Northwestern Mutual Capital?Invited to interview for their summer internship as an Investment Analyst. I've generally thought Northwestern Mutual does financial planning/life insurance, etc (which I'm definitely not interested in) but the investment arm seems to deal with private equity and debt financing....1
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7 hours 40 min 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?1
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4 weeks 19 hours ago
+1List of universities in New York stateHi, I was wondering whether anyone can help me list all the universities/colleges, where you can study for a bachelors, in NY that are within a 2-5hour commute to NYC. I would really appreciate this. Cornell university state university of NY at Binghamton oneonta: hartwick college SUNY at...1
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5 days 9 hours ago
+1I'll be in the WSO Chat Throughout the afternoonhttp://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-chat Where are all of the other WSO chat legends at? Lets pretend is 2011.1
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5 days 11 hours ago
+1Professional Summary on ResumeI know there are some opinions on here about how Professional Summaries are dumb but I'd like to hear more opinions on it when someone isn't applying to IB positions straight out of college. A little background, I am currently in a full time position but want to transition into IB. My...1
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1 week 1 day ago
+1Jobs in Tech For Ex-BankersJust wanted to see what kind of jobs are out there for former banking analysts/associates in the tech/startup space? I'm aware of the typical move into corporate development but that seems like a lot of the same work and I'm looking for something a bit different at this...1
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3 days 9 hours ago
+1Apple, getting tired of your shit here...When you can't innovate, litigate: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-20/apple-sues-qualcomm-over-patent-royalties-in-antitrust-case The slow death begins...and so will the loss of Icahn's bet1
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+1What are the poker games like in NYC?I've been getting into poker quite a bit recently and like playing cash games with friends ($0.25/$0.50). Currently getting good enough to play at casinos and other people's cash games amongst better players. I was wondering who here plays poker and what (if any) cash games are...1
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2 weeks 1 hour ago
+1Navy - RetiredImmediately after high school I enlisted in the Navy, and worked my way up from the bottom to senior enlisted (E7), then commissioned and promoted a few more times (O3) before making the decision to retire. I've been interested in Banking since I was young, but had neither money nor...1
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1 week 3 days ago
+1ER associate offers - Quality of senior analyst vs Bank reputationHey guys, Long time lurker here. I am currently lucky enough to be considering two <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> offers. One is at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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1 week 3 days ago
+1RBS - Coutts Bank- Private banking/ wealth management graduate scheme assessment centreHI, I have been invited to an assessment centre at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/royal-bank-of-scotland">RBS</a></span>- Coutts Bank on Wednesday. This is my first banking/ finance assessment centre and I am...1
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1Canadians, Trump & TN Visas Given that trump is threatening to renegotiate or scrap NAFTA, what do you guys think will be the impact on Canadians looking for work in the United States, given that the TN <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa"...1
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1 week 8 hours ago
+1Federer vs. Nadal: Throwback OpenI’m not sure how many of you are tennis fans, but this year’s Australian Open final is a real gift to all sports fans. The Williams sisters are both in the Slam final for the first time since 2009, and one of the greatest tennis rivalries of all time lives on this Sunday when Federer and...1
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Where to buy 60% off rs money on Feb.13 for DXP weekend upcoming?Delusional, dishonest, sexist, destructive are only but a small selection of runescape gold for sale words to describe Blatter. The only support this man has is from Russia and Qatar which says much about his integrity. Why hasn't the world had enough? Surely the on going reputation of this...1
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12 hours 45 min 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...11 month 5 hours ago
+1Trump removes DNI and chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff from National Security Council, adds Steve Bannonhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-signs-order-to-revamp-national-security-council-1485641329 What the hell is going on? This goes beyond incompetence -- it's insanity.01 week 4 days ago
+1Crowdsourcing Private Equity CasesI know some of you will be annoyed that I removed a thread of users forming a centralized database of PE cases, especially since it was super popular. Given that WSO survives on the sale of our interview guides and specifically our PE Interview Prep Pack, leaving this up and leveraging the WSO...03 weeks 10 hours ago
+1DoT investigation finds Tesla Autopilot prevents crashes by 40%https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-19/tesla-s-autopilot-vindicated-with-40-percent-drop-in-crashes03 weeks 5 hours ago
+1A wandering monkeyHello, I'm Adil. I'm a 19 year old weirdo/genius/tinkerer/idiot/etc (delete as appropriate) from London. I have an unhealthy obsession with historic military generals, watches, weightlifting and football - so much so that I manage to talk about Rolexes and Genghis Khan every day of my...01 week 4 days ago
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