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+92Anatomy of the 10-KStill jet-lagged by 8 hours from a day and a half in London, I haven't slept for a good 48 hours and remembered I owe WSO my process for dissecting a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1121 week 5 days ago
+89Just Turned 30; Here's Some Life Advice/Quotes I turned 30 last week, thought i'd pass some advice and my favorite quotations on to you all. I pulled all these from my <em>grand</em> list so it is by no means comprehensive, just a sample. Enjoy. fwiw I'm ex finance (spent 3 years in IB now work with a start up in...80
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+78My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessI am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three PE offers (from MFs and top MM firms), both elated and relieved to be done with such a crazy process. I saw that another user commented saying he’d do a write-up about his experience going through the recruiting process and figured I’d wait to...107
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+79Thoughts From a Former Navy SEALI can't answer if PE is the best job in the world but I can offer a little outside perspective that some may be interested in. Having spent the better part of the last decade in SEAL Teams and other specialized units, I found Seabird’s initial post slightly amusing. If you’ll humor me,...82
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+77What investment banking is in simple words and my story There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major: <ol> <li>Commercial Banking </li> <li><span class='keyword_link'><a...140
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+81Coffee Is For Closers You think I’m f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects, which is arguably filled with very ambitious and hardworking individuals, as we begin to see a lot of younger people...129
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+78Best interview advice I ever receivedThis idea was discussed within a comment thread a couple month ago but I thought it deserved its own thread just because of how awesome it is. I wanted to share with you guys a tip that is virtually guaranteed to improve your interviews. Here's what you do: 1. Arrive at interview...118
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+72Suck it up: 8 Steps to Getting through 100+ Hour Weeks as an IB AnalystThis comment was a response to the @ContemplatingBanker"'s post on <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-deal-with-the-hours">"How to Deal with the Hours"</a> (find this comment lower down on page 2). Patrick called this "one of the...58
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+71Idea Generation... and Why Wall Street Sucks at ItFinancial planners, mutual funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-an-exchange-traded-fund-ETF">ETF</a></span> managers, and even Warren Buffet all say the same thing: <strong>the...741 year 2 months ago
+66You don't know anything— 5 things to do about itThroughout my career I was constantly reminded of how little I knew. When I interviewed for the job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>, as...41
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+47To summers hitting the desk Monday...Being a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>/associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed....19
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+30The Great Strategic Game of Life (1/2)Discussions that center upon issues such as “which b-school is better”, “M&A, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-equity-capital-markets-ECM">ECM</a></span> or <span...226 months 2 weeks ago
+29WSO 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...93
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+30The Truth Behind PE CompensationHello World! Compensation in the PE world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle market PE fund. There is little consistency even across funds of the same size. On the surface, this doesn't exactly...21
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+2430 year-old breaking inI am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...24
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+21Funniest Stories - The Analyst YearsAlthough working as an investment banking analyst was a living hell at the time, I now look back at my years with nostalgia. Luckily, as time passes, the 100 hour weeks just blend together and the pain has gone away. Of course, I'm still irrationally uncomfortable and nervous whenever I see...47
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+19How IBD Makes (or Loses) Money and Why that Matters to YouInspired by @CompBanker" 's post on <A HREF="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-truth-behind-pe-compensation">"The Truth Behind PE Compensation."</A> Many junior IBD bankers are often asked to participate in "business planning" for...9
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+18As my username suggests, not sure what to do...First year PE associate...rolled into PE without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully burned out during my last 8-10 months of banking (though to be fair, I think everyone gets there toward the end). PE...37
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+16From Hedge Fund to Corp Fin to M&APhewwww, it's been a strange ride, fellas. I would like to gloat about my recent career revelations, while hopefully providing some advice/insight to the people who read. I have just finished up a GE-type Financial Management Program at an F100 firm with an offer for an analyst role...25
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+18INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...90
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+13BB Operations MD AMAHaven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: http://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...92
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+8Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted.com on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions: I'm here to answer any questions you...568
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+13Confusion Networking SituationDear Mr. Monkey, I am interning right now at a small investment boutique in my hometown doing some value-adding work. However, I want to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs"...22
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+13Hedge Fund Interview Guide BETA is LIVE!We are finally here! For those of you waiting on the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">WSO Hedge Fund Interview Guide</a></strong>, thank you for your patience -- it has been a long process to get to this...5
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+12Special Sits PE Case Study ExampleEven though recruiting season is not necessarily around the corner, I thought I'd share the below with the community. If anyone has a case study/modelling test coming up, going through the below will prove beneficial and give you an idea what you should expect. You should be able to...20
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+12Why Investors FailAlmost every investing study tells us that buying stocks at a low price to anything results in market beating performance. Even just buying a S&P <span class='keyword_link'><a...26
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+10The Allure of Investment BankingThough in recent years, many have highlighted the fact that the allure of investment banking has significantly dimmed given the multitude of undergrads wanting to head straight into the buy-side or technology. This however has not been a trend I personally agree with, as more and more students...107
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+9AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-me-anything-project-leaderengagement-managercase-team-leader-at-mbb">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>)...111
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+11"How do I stay in shape if I'm sitting in the office all day?"As part of <a href="http://worklifefitness.co/">my business</a>, I hear this question all the time...<em>"How do I stay in shape if I'm sitting in the office all day?"</em> You've probably asked yourself this question a few times as...15
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+8Interactive Debt Sizing MatricesI created these interactive Debt Sizing Matrices after I observed that my colleagues and I were continually running the same calculations when trying value a property and/or size a loan. Feel free to post/send some feedback.32
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+8PERE 50 2016-Real Estate Private Equity Rankings2016 real estate private equity rankings. (See attachment inside the post)4
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+7The Red Flags That Will Screw You At Goldman SachsSo apparently CNBC has compiled a list of all the words and phrases that could get flagged by Goldman's automated email surveillance system, and be transferred to someone in the compliance department for review. Apparently the list was created in 2008 and has been regularly updated since...13
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+6AMA, I'm the head trader for a Multi-strat HFWent to a top 25 undergrad program, been at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...60
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+6AMA: Kellogg admit, 30+ URM candidate with 2.6 GPA from low tier state school and consulting backgroundBeen a longtime member but haven't posted much, so I wanted to give back. As the title says, I graduated from a small state school in the northeast with an awful GPA, then re-positioned myself these past 5 years with a plan and goal of going into M7 -> <span...35
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+6When does the rat race end?I just finished my sophomore year and will be heading into SA recruiting this upcoming fall. I am currently spending my summer at a boutique IB, and given the comparatively lax lifestyle I have now compared to next summer and potentially for the rest of my life, I wanted to do some soul...22
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+9Geographic MobilityHere’s an interesting stat from the New York Times. In the sixties, 20% of the population used to move ever year. That went down to 15% in the nineties, and is now at 10 percent, the lowest since 1948. No exaggeration here. Of all alarming economic statistics, that is the most alarming of...31
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+5Want To Wear Polos To Work? JP Morgan ApprovesThis post is a bit late, but seeing as no one has commented on it yet, I'd like to discuss J.P Morgan's new business casual dress code with everyone. To those who haven't heard yet, Jamie Dimon was well and truly impacted upon his visits to various Silicon Valley firms, and as...22
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+4Exclusive Edmundo Braverman Interview : Part 1 of 2Fellow WSO Monkeys, I have a treat for you this thanksgiving. I was able to score an exclusive interview with the notorious <b>Edmundo Braverman</b> a.k.a <b>Eddie Braverman</b> a.k.a <b>Uncle Eddie</b>. <i> (<a...45
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+4Quitting FinanceHey Bankers, Long time lurker, made an account just for this. I could really use some help, but unfortunately, can't ask anyone at work and I don't think I've spoken to my friends since I started in banking. Long story short, I worked in Lev Fin at a <span...27
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+4WSO 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here...21
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+4AMA: Went from S&T to Cap Markets to M&A to MF PEI'm a long time user of WSO, and as the title says, I've had a pretty convoluted career path so far. I started off in S&T out of undergrad, and was on a prop desk that was getting decimated (historically it was one of the most profitable groups at the <span...20
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+4The Life of Ricardo: What is Your Comparative Advantage?<!--break--><strong> “You’ve got good grades, the right major, interesting and relevant work experience and extracurriculars, but your CV looks a lot like all the other CVs in this pile”.</strong> - My career advisor in Sophomore year of university, when I expressed...11
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+4Reorientation: Reflections on my first MBA ReunionLast month, after a year in the “real world”, I returned to Europe for my first business school reunion. After spending a week catching up with friends, I finally had the time to reflect on my post-MBA experience and hear how my classmates were doing. Below are a few of my thoughts one...6
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+4All the Evil of this World: A Monkey's Review[from Chapter 1]<em> “So why do you want to be a trader?” she asks. <em>“Because I’m good at math.” “Lots of people who are good at math don’t want to be traders.” “It’s fun.” She half-winks at me. <em>“How do you know? You haven’t done it...2
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+5New 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...12 months 4 weeks ago
+3Favorite Excel Shortcut(s)?To clarify, I'm not looking for lists of helpful <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> shortcuts as those already exist. Are there any specific shortcuts that...82
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+3Do you have hobbies?The question is fairly straight forward. When I started in business school I noticed that most of the fund managers or PM's who would come talk repeated a similar refrain. It was a point of pride to spend every moment thinking about investing. They would all say something along the lines...63
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+3INTERNS! What are you getting paid this summer?Equity Research Internship Size of Bank: Bulge Bracket Location: SF Salary: 15.00/hr Did you bargain? if yes from what amount: No51
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+3Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 BillionMicrosoft has announced that it will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share, a 49.5% premium to LinkedIn's closing share price on Friday. [quote] Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under...45
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+3Financial & 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...417 months 2 weeks ago
+3Shocker: People Who Were Deadbeats in 2008 Are Still DeadbeatsIn the years immediately following the financial crisis, no small amount of space on WSO was dedicated to the debate over what should be done about those Regular Joes who were caught in the crossfire of the mortgage mess and were losing their homes right and left. The subject of strategic...40
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+3Best NYC Lunch spots Halal Guys on 53rd & Sixth anyone?29
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+5The 1 thing summer interns need to know<!--break-->Whether you have already started your internship this summer, or you are waiting to start, there is something you ABSOLUTELY need to know.<!--break--> <strong>If you are like many other summer <span class='keyword_link'><a...25
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+3Should I work my ass off for Magna Cum Laude?Hello everyone, I'm currently a senior expecting to graduate under-grad in Spring 2017, and I'm facing the biggest dilemma of my life: 1) Work my ass off, and end up with Magna Cum Laude status or 2) Take it easy my last year, focus on job search/network, and end up with a Cum...23
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+3The Struggles of Credit SuisseIt's been pretty clear that Credit Suisse has opted for some intense cost cutting measures, but I still got a laugh from reading DealBreaker this morning. The following is the exact extract from the 'front lines' [quote] CS now requires bankers to <strong>pay for...20
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+3AMA - top 10 MBA vs MSF vs MMSI hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at MBA, MSF or MMS in your early careers. Background: enrolled in a top 10 MBA program; nontarget undergrad with 3.5 GPA, experiences in first tier MSF (not MIT). less than 2 years of work in an <span class='keyword_link'><a...20
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+3What is up with the tranny post being taken down?Didn't realize this site was ran by such close-minded liberals that it cannot tolerate discussion on sensitive subjects. WSO is now an investment banking "Safe Space" 10
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+3The PE career pathI'm trying to get a better gauge of the careers in and out of IB. While the 2 year stint in PE out of IB seems very lucrative/prestigious blah blah, it seems like most shops kick you out after 2 years and you're expected to go to bschool. Some questions surrounding this path: 1....10
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+3New to WSO, working at IFCHi, I'm new to WSO and wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I'm currently working at IFC as an Investment Officer, specialized in insurance. Prior to joining IFC, I worked at the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund, which is essentially the...7
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+3How do you handle a negative streak?Many experienced traders would reply ‘’take the rest of your day off’’. But what do you do to come back with a fresh mind the next day? How do you find something that takes your mind off the markets and wins your focus from unnecessary overthinking, overanalyzing, panic and make your...3
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+4Rating agencies are erring big time again, this time on ChinaOkay, so I've been a long-time reader and member of WSO, but created a separate account to talk about some controversial issues. The first one is about China. The reason I am writing this is that I have a strong freeling that the rating agencies are not doing their jobs properly and I think...3
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+3Summer Intern late because had to tell his father offIn case you didnt see this already, thought this was pretty funny From Dealbreaker: [quote]<strong>Summer Intern Explains Tardiness Was On Account Of Being Forced To Take The Time To Tell His Father Off </strong> From: [redacted summer intern] Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016...2
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+3DCF Myth 3.2: If you don't look, its not there!In this, the last of my three posts on uncertainty, I complete the cycle I started with a look at the <a href="http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2016/05/dcf-myth-3-you-cannot-do-valuation-when.html">responses (healthy and unhealthy) to uncertainty</a> and followed up with...1
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+3CW & JLL hiring capital markets analystA few friends have asked me to help them find new analysts and I always like to help out fellow monkeys. JLL - Industrial Capital Markets team - Los Angeles, CA CW - R&D/Office/Industrial Capital Markets team - San Francisco, CA Both incredible opportunities to join successful...02 weeks 39 min ago
+2EURO 2016Who else is watching Euro 2016? I am stoked, to be honest. Will watch as many matches as I can. Who do you *want* to win vs who do you *think* will win? Who I want to win: England (obvious reasons), Belgium (like their side and some sentimental feelings after Brussels) Who I think...57
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+2How Do You Deal With People That Can't Stand Wall Street?Just for some background: I come from a low-middle class city in New York and I have friends from all backgrounds ranging from wealth to poverty. Because of this, I have been able to understand the perception of Wall Street from many different walks of life. Ever since I started developing...37
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+2Summer Interns, What has your workload been like?Summer Interns, I wanted to ask you directly what your workload is like. Specifically, elaborate on your hours and lifestyle. If you stay late, are you really staying late because you actually have work? Or are you simply staying late for the sake of staying late with the team. I'll...35
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+2I want to quit Goldman SachsI work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> London as a Technology Associate and previously worked at another <span...35
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+2Goldman and Tesla's $2B Equity Offering[quote] On Wednesday, before the stock market opened in New York, Goldman Sachs analyst Patrick Archambault upgraded shares of Tesla. Archambault put a “Buy” rating and a $250 per share price target on the stock due to what he sees as the market’s failure to “fully [capture] the...29
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+2Investment Banking for females - What is it like ? Hi everyone, I recently got interested in this as a possible career path. I did research on females in IB, but a lot of what I found was just about how horrible it is. Or I end up on pages about gold diggers targeting male IBers. Just trying to get some insight on how females are perceived...28
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+2Lay offsWas just let go from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> as first year analyst. Know of any other instances in the bank/across the street recently? They said it was a downsize, just want to...27
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+2Job posting "requirements" vs. what they will actually interview / hireI wanted to hear what peoples experience or opinions are in regards to what job postings are asking for in a candidate vs. who applies/gets hired. In particular for young positions like analysts. It seems like they ask for candidates to already know a lot. Do they often accept candidates that...26
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+3Let's do some trading on Summer Reading Lists!!Hey all! <!--break--> So I've recently re-discovered my library card and now with some time on my hands, I have been going nuts reading. I visit the library probably at least 3x a week and started compiling a list of books I have read and wanted to share with all of you! The way...24
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+2CS TMT exodus? <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jefferies-poached-top-credit-suisse-technology-investment-bankers-205101687.html">Yesterday's article</a> showed that 5 MDs from <span class='keyword_link'><a...20
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+2Bank debt and amortization.Hi all, I was looking through WSO technical guide and in the Bond/Debt section, it mentioned "Bank debt is secured by the assets of the company and therefore normally commands lower interest rates. The trade off is that it will typically amortize and may have maintenance covenant."...16
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+2Do you get an ownership percentage of the deals you work on? I am negotiating my contract now. I wanted to see if those who are working on the acquisition and development of projects are getting a piece of the deals they work on. If so, what title do you have, what level of experience, whats the deal size, how much are you getting, and how is it...13
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+2Best strategy from now through the end of the current cycleThis isn't a question as to when the current cycle will change. Or what kind of change it will be. I think we all acknowledge that as some point the market will shift. If everyone had an option of choosing their "ideal" niche in the investment market, between now and when the...8
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+2Army Officer -> Hedge FundI'm an Infantry Officer in the US Army, about 1 year out from the end of my term of service. Looking to go to an M7 MBA program next year, and eventually make a move to the <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+2Pre-MBA banking to MBA to PEHey guys, Would appreciate some advice from the awesome community here. I'm headed to Darden MBA this year and am trying to determine whether it makes sense to try and recruit for PE straight out of school. My background: -H/Y/P 2011 undergrad (non-business major) -Worked in...3
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+2BMO to acquire Greene Holcomb & FisherIf someone already posted a thread on this, my apologies, but I did not see one via a search. http://www.ghf.net/news/greene-holcomb-fisher-to-be-acquired-by-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bmo-capital-markets"...1
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+2Big 4 to PE - Data specialistFirst of all, the good news. I've found what makes me jump out of bed in the morning. Making a difference in the work I do, using data, coming up with cool ideas, proving them (or working on someone elses), being rewarded based on my own outputs and seeing others profit from my own work....1
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+2Financial Times 2016 MSF RankingThe Financial Times just released their 2016 MSF rankings. Look pretty good. Same qualifications as always though. Best if you are using them when comparing UK/European programs, but not really worth while for US programs. With that said, I am seeing more and more US programs added. MIT is...1
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+22 Simple Ways to Substantially Improve the Quality of Your LifeHi Monkeys, I know this forum title is a bit Buzzfeed-esque, but hear me out. A couple years ago in graduate school I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown and came down with what is called Bells Palsy. It's facial paralysis incurred mostly by stress, poor diet, cigarettes,...01 week 6 hours ago
+2Down With Dodd and VolckerJeb! Hensarling, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is working on a plan to take out key aspects of Dodd-Frank and Volcker Rule. The name of the plan is The Financial CHOICE Act. (Creating Hope and Opportunities for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs. Gotta love D.C....01 week 5 days ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars...02 months 1 week ago
+2Don't know anyone at a networking event? My tip<!--break-->Going to a networking event by yourself can be <strong>awkward</strong> and <strong>intimidating</strong>, especially if you are going alone. As a natural introvert, this idea was even more overwhelming for me at first. As I attend more and more...01 day 7 hours ago
+1Labor Force Participation RateMuch debate over the forces causing steady falloff of labor participation. New jobs report today shows only 38,000 new jobs, yet 500,000 left the labor force and U/E drops to a new low of 4.7%. [quote]The report showed a broad hiring slowdown, including declines in payrolls in...65
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+3What does an old car say about a Sr. Analyst?I recently landed a Sr. analyst position at a large <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> in a secondary market. Thanks in a large part to the...55
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+2Layoffs at DeloitteHearing stories of layoffs at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> Consulting. Boston, Chicago, and LA confirmed. All in S&O. Firm does not appear to be...47
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+1Best Newsletters to Start your dayHeadline pretty much explains it all..besides Bloomberg Business briefs, Wall Street Journal and Barron's, there isn't any others that I pick up in the morning before I go into work. What are everyone else's financial newsletters?39
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+1Curious - Would the U.S benefit from Engineers taking a more active role in Politics? I know its not an exciting topic but would really just like to hear the community's opinion. I recall one of my professors always mentioning how engineers should get more involved politically as we need to tackle so many science related issues climate, energy, and my personal favourite...38
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+2Was just asked to resign...what should I say on interviews?Current 2nd yr analyst who did something stupid which led to being asked to resign. Unsure of how to handle this during lateral interviews now when the inevitable question comes up as to "why did you leave your old job". Unsure how much info HR gives out surrounding...351 week 5 days ago
+1How Tech Beat Wall StreetIn last Friday's Bonus Bananas one article stood out: it was the piece written by Bryan Goldberg entitled, "<a href="http://pandodaily.com/2013/01/09/young-people-are-screwed-heres-how-to-survive/">Young people are screwed… Here’s how to survive</a>". The...332 years 10 months ago
+2Why Everyone Hates Wall Street To summarise: <strong>trust</strong>. In this article from Business Insider, Lloyd Blankfein's speech in Goldman's annual meeting highlights the issue of trust in Wall Street and investment banking processes. [quote] In investment banking, when people are confident...32
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+1The Death of the 'Mixed-Attractiveness' CoupleSaw this article on Priceonomics and was looking for some insight http://priceonomics.com/online-dating-and-the-death-of-the-mixed/ “Well, women have individual [preferences],” says McLeod. “Men kind of do agree on what’s attractive and what’s not.” The rise of online dating...32
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+1Protected Friday Nights in IBD?Yet another interesting piece of news regarding <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span> and its revised firm rules. According to Reuters, <span...32
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+1Goldman LayoffsAnyone here feel any of this? Article says layoffs were at higher levels VP+ and affected M&A, ECM, and DCM. From Yahoo: [quote]<strong>Goldman Sachs said to cut dozens of investment banking jobs</strong> Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut investment banking jobs in the last...31
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+1Should I get licensed? (CPA)Happy hump day, I'm planning on applying to full-time MBA program this fall and need some advice about getting my CPA license. Post MBA I'm hoping to go into corporate strategy/corporate development, but it's possible later down the road I'll end up back in <span...28
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+1$650M AUM HFI'm looking at a hedge fund with a $650M AUM and 3 guys in the office. How would one view the size of this shop? Is it considered big because of it's AUM vs people in the office or is just a medium/small sized? Just interested. Thank you.26
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+1Have offers from a hedge fund and IB. Need help.Hey all. So as the title suggests, I have cold emailed my way to success (thankful since I have a crappy GPA and was surprised I got anything). I have received two offers for <span class='keyword_link'><a...26
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0Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Banker: A Monkey's Review“I used to read the Leveraged Sellout religiously, before it…you know, died,” an old friend used to say wistfully. The infamous blog may be old news to some, but luckily LSO left us with a non-electronic memoir of his unique blend of sarcasm and humor: “Damn, It Feels Good To Be A...25
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+1Is Brazil Screwed?With Brazil constantly headlining business news with uncertainty, there are a lot of questions being raised for the future. There have been several positives being brought up, such as: <ul><li> Dilma's impeachment </li> <li>The national currency, the Real,...22
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+1How did you prepare for the investment banking lifestyle?I'm sure for many of us, the transition from getting hammered on weekends and skipping class to sleep in to working 80+ hour weeks took some adjusting to. I'm not a lazy guy, but at the same time I've never really had exposure to grinding it out for that long for multiple weeks at...20
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+1Need help on my diet, I started to work in M&A...I joined an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> last week and now that I have seen how long the hours are I need to plan a diet and routine...18
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...18
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+1Creating an entirely new US Stock Exchange I came across a story this morning and couldn’t help but to dig deeper and find out more about why someone would want to create an entirely new stock exchange. Here’s what I found out: A startup, spearheaded by Eric Ries, a San Francisco entrepreneur and author of <em>The Lean...18
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+1Non-Bank Commercial Lending - AMADoubt there's much interest in this, but might as well put it out there. I'm a credit analyst at a specialty finance company. We directly originate loans (mostly lower MM) and typically compete against commercial banks or other similar companies for those deals. Everything is...13
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+1UNC vs Villanova vs Fordham UndergradSo it's looking like I probably won't get into an Ivy for undergrad. Between UNC Chapel Hill, Villanova and Fordham, which one would you guys go to for the most opportunities in NYC? I know Fordham isn't in the same category as them academically, I only list them because of...11
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+1Touring Potential AcquisitionsI work in acquisitions at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> that focuses on both office and industrial however in my short career I have...11
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+1Buying Into the General PartnershipQuestion for any senior guys out there. I am a VP in the private equity group of a large firm. I am considering an offer from a start up private equity firm, who is being founded by an ex-MD of mine in PE and is going to close on a first fund over the next few months (should be around ~$300M). I...10
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+1Incoming Analyst - A New LifeHi All, Hope you all are enjoying the summer. To everyone starting FT, congrats! I'm a recent grad with no previous IB/Finance experience that got a FT offer for a Japanese IB in NYC. Does anyone have any tips or advice to share for someone who's completely clueless? What are...10
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+12 weeks into internship and i'm already sleep deprived struggling to keep my eyes open as i write this post. how embarrassing... i'm not even a ft analyst yet* *assuming i make it this far in life :-( So i decided to stay with my uncle outside the city (Bridgeport) and commute in... BAD IDEA, have to wake up at ~530am each day to get to...10
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+1Pitchbook Nazi: Proper Hyphen Use...So, I'm kind of insane. I just started working for this boutique and a lot of our reports/pitchbooks are generated from built-in macros that access our models and auto-generate base books, which we then customize for the particular engagement. The template is, in my opinion, filled with...10
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+2PE/IBD Analyst Skillset: How much of an overlap? Are the PE and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analyst skillset identical? Will a good IBD analyst necessarily be a good PE analyst?...7
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+1Industrial Real EstateHi WSO RE people! Curious if anyone here focuses on the industrial sector, pm me if so. I know someone interested in meeting more people of your kind. Gracias!6
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+1My MD's BirthdayHello dear Mr. Monkey, I'm an intern at an IB boutique where I add ALOT of value to the team but my MD doesn't seem to acknowledge it and denies it. I usually call him up on weekends or Friday nights to tell him I think I deserve a raise or to ask him whether I am middle or top...5
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+1Past applicants: Is it harder to get interviews from Bain and BCG than Mckinsey? (PHD/MD/JD)How hard is it to get interviews for the major consulting firms? I saw mentioned that someone said it was alot harder to get a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">BCG interview</a></span>...5
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+1Siemens FA II, KraftHeinz SFA or Big4 TS SA? 5
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+1Choosing a GS IB GroupSup,,, So I have started networking with great succes after implementing the various strategies and the great advice you all shared on my last post. I will be focusing on <span class='keyword_link'><a...3
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+1Interview with MIT Sloan Associate Director, Jeff CarboneI was fortunate enough to sit down with Jeff Carbone, Associate Director of MIT Sloan MBA Admissions, to learn how he is thinking about this upcoming application season. See below for a transcript of our interview. Sloan has not released their essay questions yet for the 2016-2017 application...3
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+1Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle as a SAWith the summer approaching I'm a bit concerned about my ability to stay fit for the whole 10 weeks. I understand that sacrifices have to be made but I was wondering if some junior bankers could share some tips on keeping relatively healthy. I can break down this problem into two...2
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+1AMA: International, Engineer, starting MBA at Kellogg this fallI got admitted to Kellogg for 2Y MBA program, starting this fall. As the admissions season is about to start, wanted to help fellow monkeys ripping their sanity off with their <span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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+1I got a real job. Where's the version of WSO for young professionals? I feel since I have graduated college and now have a big boy job, I'm a little "overqualified" for WSO. I'd like to cover more pressing issues that I can give my uninformed opinion on. Like trying to help that one dude's wife make MD. Sadly some of the advice I...2
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+1Going Away EmailsWorking in an industry with such high turnover, especially at the junior levels means I'm sure most of you have seen your fair share of goodbye emails. Though the ones I've seen have generally been pretty rote, there are a couple that really do stand out in my mind for a number of...1
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+1SpaceX Galactic Internet Service - WHAT THE FUCKElon Musk is literally the most innovative human being of our lifetime. http://www.geekwire.com/2016/spacex-seattle-satellite-5g-battle/ I changed the title from 'global' to 'galactic', since he mentioned in a video that this will also provide...........internet to the...1
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+1Boutique Internship in CTHi, if anyone near fairfield county CT is looking for a boutique IB internship please PM me. Position recently opened up and the MDs are looking for a replacement asap. Position would be paid with stipend prorated based on how many deals close over the summer.1
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+1Summer internship perks in LondonHi guys, I will soon begin my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in the London office of a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+1Open letter to pros: if you've ever told some fresh-faced college kid that his/her resume is impressive & meant it, thank you.Not unlike a lot of us on WSO, I am an ambitious college kid. I care about my future. I care about how I look. Deep down, I'm even blessed with a little bit of confidence. I may have a high GPA, some neat extracurricular activities, and even some honest-to-God leadership experience on...02 weeks 6 days ago
+1Thank You To Our SponsorsWe'd like to thank the Wall Street Oasis sponsors that help keep the community free for everyone and we encourage all of you to check them out below! <strong> <a href="http://www.clearadmit.com/">Clear Admit</a> - MBA Admissions...03 years 9 months ago
+1Markets are flat and the week is boring. What do you do?Bruce Kovner, Michael Marcus, Michael Steinhardt, Richard Dennis, David Ryan, some of the most successful traders of all times have one thing in common: they see <span class='keyword_link'><a...02 weeks 3 days ago
+1Future of the Hedge Fund IndustryHello fellas, Reading fellow blogs here at WSO and in other websites I have seen an increased number in comments made by people with some credibility and authority in the hedge fund industry admitting that it is a dying field for anyone that is not proficient in any programming language. All...01 week 4 days ago
+1Introducing myself - ex-bankerHi guys, I joined a major <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> straight after graduating with a maths degree. I'd interned in the same team and...05 days 11 hours ago
+1PSA Clothing SalesAs a poor student I'm starting to find out how difficult it is to get a decent looking dress wardrobe without breaking the bank. Today came across some decent sales and thought I'd let you all know incase there are others in the same situation... Brooks Brothers outlet is having a 2...01 day 17 hours ago
+1Boutique fall internships in Toronto?Was wondering if anyone knew any boutiques in Toronto that take on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> during the fall? Thanks. 02 hours 35 min ago
+12016 Election: Clinton v. TrumpAlright WSO, wanted to start this debate (admittedly early), but since we have the nominations mathematically locked up, I figured it was a good time. full disclosure, I don't like either candidate. I'm a fiscal conservative and am socially liberal (small government, legalize...44
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+1Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://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...372 months 3 weeks ago
+1I am screwed right? I feel terrible right now. What should I do now. Failed Quantitative trader in the makingHey guys, I am new here and I just been devastated in the situation I am now. Ever since freshmen in High school I wanted to build a career on quantitative finance. Specifically quantitative roles in Trading. So I studied hard and got good grades. I decided that I want to build a portfolio...30
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+2Put Analyst Ranking on Resume Hey, was fortunate enough to be ranked the #1 2nd year analyst globally at my firm and wanted to check what your thoughts are on including this on my resume. (I know we are not supposed to know but this always gets out...) Was think of including the below on my CV: "For the year...20
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+4How to View The World... or Which Way is the Right Way to ThinkBefore I begin, I want to acknowledge that I am more than certain I scare a number of people on this board. When I chime in on a serious topic, I swear I scare people. I scare a lot of people here from those who don't know how to respond to someone like me for whatever reason to those who...17
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+2Now everyone thinks im a degenerateIt was a normal day. I was recieving orders in my office when i got up to get some cofee. I was thinking about the soccer game last night when i felt the floor moving. For some unknwon reason the floor was very slippery and im very clumsy. However, (this is the disgracing part) i landed in the...14
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+1Drug testing AFTER initial pre-employment drug testOk so what are banks typical policies on drug testing after the initial pre employment drug test? I know from experience last summer that they do have a random drug testing clause in their employment handbook, but do banks actually follow through with that?For example, should I expect to get...4
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+1China Building 'Underwater 'Space Station'' - IsThisRealLife?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-07/china-pushes-plan-for-oceanic-space-station-in-south-china-sea This is something straight out of a bond or SciFi movie.01 week 6 days ago
+1Millenials don't want to do finance anymore?So I went to an MBA info session for a top 10 business school the other day, and I was the only person in room of 20+ people that wanted to do anything remotely related to finance. Not only that, but after mentioning I wanted to go into investing, I got dismissive remarks from several other...91
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+2Reminder that banks don't really care about junior employeesLook at this joke response after one of the analysts (anonymously of course) posed this question to my firm's CEO and CFO as part of our quarterly Q&A sessions. Half of the initiatives cited are just straight up not enforced at all. Note that my bank is not one of those with protected...32
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0What does 85k pro rated mean?My guess is that 85k is equally distributed annually @ a 52 work week correct? So if I work more than 40 hours a week then will I actually be making more? I guess what I'm saying is that is 85k pro rated a fixed cost no matter how many hours i work (less than 40 a week or more than 40 a...16
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0Top Energy Hedge Funds?I'm a rising sophomore looking at working at a hedge fund in the energy space ideally next summer, but also long term - I'm trying to assemble a list of top funds (or teams of larger funds) in the space - can anyone recommend any to check out? (There are a few threads on WSO about...13
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0The Implications of BrexitIn a week from now, representative democracy will come to a peak when British men and women decide whether or not to remain in the EU. Possible outcomes of a LEAVE: 1) Re-location of the financial hub from London to Frankfurt/Paris for the secure connection with the rest of the EU ->...13
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+2Power of OnenessHere is how I found a pure mind, body, and soul synced to the power of oneness. Many of the sites I saw told me that it was important to clean my colon because of the toxins that fester in the lower GI. It all made sense to me. As we all know, or should know, the colon’s main function is...10
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0residential real estate?I'm an upcoming sophomore interested in pursuing IB, WM, or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> in the future. I am already doing a...8
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0Junior with low average at Ivey Business School (HBA) full time recruiting.I am currently rising senior at Ivey Business School. I was very lucky to be able to land an offer at a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> for...8
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0Med school to IB? Rework my planI am indeed a med school dropout. I need that Wrong Way post more than the chimp who posted that, perhaps. My friend in finance (actually the only person I knew in finance) is dropping high finance for nursing. More power to her. I'm female, incidentally. Can you evaluate my plan...6
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0This Boutique Bank Internship sucks..Hey guys, currently a junior at a non-target and I was able to secure a part time internship at a boutique bank in NY. I also obtained a part time financial analyst position at a fairly sized company so I'm doing two <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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0If not high finance then...?It seems abundantly clear to me, and anybody on WSO that the vast majority of active members are motivated guys, (and girls) usually in college aiming for jobs in banking/<span class='keyword_link'><a...5
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0Stony brook mba I am currently a senior and I was wondering if I should get an mba from stony brook university or build up work experience and apply to another mba program instead. Thing is stony brook is cheaper and you don't need work experience and I could go for my <span...5
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0Wearing a dress shirt with a front pocketJust wondering what people thought of someone wearing a dress shirt with a pocket on it? I know it isnt necessarily the fashion nowadays, but would you stick out like a sore thumb I guess is what Im tryna ask. Cheers4
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+1Listing Tinder under interestsHi guys, I've got a competitive resume for SA recruitment but I need some solid interests. Right now I got Sailing, fitness, non-fiction reading. Thinking about listing tinder, since I'm a tinder ninja and slay poon in the city with it. Anyone got any other interest...4
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0Internships for a High SchoolerI am a 16 year old high school junior that is very interested in the world of finance. I have already started to read college level books about finance and I understand a lot of the language of the industry. I would like to get started as soon as possible in regard to launching my career. In...3
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0Digging deeper into financial modelingHi guys, I have an issue regarding <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial modeling</a></span>. I have learned it from scratch from the everywhere-recommended <span...32 weeks 2 days ago
0Will this be regarded well as a sophomore internship???!I'm a rising junior attending target (Cornell) w/ a 3.66 cumulative gpa. I know this is sort of low, but it is what it is and I can't really do much about it. It'll be the GPA junior SA recruiters see as well, since recruiting has been moved up to the fall and I won't get my...3
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0Money Buys HappinessTurns out money does buy you happiness. In fact, it's even more important than your overall income or how much you spend in total, according to a study published online Tuesday in Psychological Science.2
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0Introducing myselfHello everyone, Just signed up on this forum. I am physical therapy student currently who is doing something unique. Please take a look and advise me. :) I posted this in the sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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0Lateral to the Big Apple - Advice?Hey Monkeys, Long time user, and moderate poster. This is a throwaway account to keep my identity hidden. I am currently a 1st year Analyst at an industry focused boutique in Chicago. It has always been my to goal to work in IB in New York because it is the center of the universe in...13 weeks 5 days ago
0MiF ESADE vs IEHello everyone, I am having doubts regarding which master in finance to pursue in September. I am graduating this year and have no relevant work experience. I want to land a job in <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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0Successful People Discussing their Rise to Success from Nothing (Rags to Riches?)Just finished watching this video of famous chef Marco Pierre White: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-xCIstDBaI&t=2898s I am enamoured by the life stories of people who rose to success from nothing, through sheer hard work and determination. These people who embody the idea that life...1
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0Acctg/FIN questionBeginning accumulated depreciation = $137 Ending accumulated depreciation = $291 Depreciation expense during the year = $367 Accumulated depreciation of PP&E sold or disposed off during the year =?1
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0What does it mean when a PE firm has "exited" a transaction?For certain transactions on PE firms' websites, I noticed that they say "exited." When I looked online, sites say it means to cash out. Can someone explain further?1
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0Muhammad Ali - R.I.PThe greatest athlete of the 20th century has passed away. Braggadocios, controversial, and beloved - Ali is gone after a 30 year battle with Parkinson's disease. His stand against Vietnam and protests for civil rights are perhaps more important than his quick feet and quicker hands, he was...02 weeks 3 days ago
0Insurance Fraudulent Claims Investigators at Accidental Benefits/Motor Vehicle Crash Claims InvestigationsAccidental claim fraud is one of the most popular insurance frauds that have been dramatically increasing day by day. Unfortunately, there are millions of insured who wants to take benefits through fraudulent activities. They can narrate the whole incident which apparently looks very real and on...06 days 19 hours ago
0Contestable Death Claims Investigations of Insurance Fraudulent Claims InvestigatorsClaim investigators’ vast experience allows investigating contestable death claim minutely. Most policies describe that a claim of death is contestable from two to five years after the policy is in force. In many of the life insurance policies, if suicide is committed within a two year period...05 days 19 hours ago
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+22016 NBA FINALSAs my name suggest, I am a big Kyrie fan. And seeing how he and Lebron (read: GOAT) put the team on their backs for game 5, wanted to get a consensus on their chances for game 7...160
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0Is this a red flag at this company? For a first round strategy consulting at one of the big 4, my interview got moved three days later the night before. Then when the interview came, my interviewer was late, yawned during the interview, then started texting in the middle of the case study. Furthermore, this guy was a director and...28
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0Can you make money from a 27000sqf of space? Is it best to just rent it away? but definitely not for starting a business. How should I be creative in making profits from this space? It is for an entrance exam test btw. 25
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0Getting to noComplacency is the root of all failures, yes men are negative for growth. So how do we get to Alpha?15
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0Wanting to get a Masters in Finance but very bad undergrad grades in unrelated major, doable?I've told my story of wanting to get into finance quite a few times on this board and the one theme of my story is that I graduated college with a 2.1 GPA as a biology major. Took the time to really think about what I wanted out of life and after really doing some evaluations on myself,...6
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0Wearing a Burberry Trench Coat to work as an analyst?I work in the Los Angeles office of our bank. Ever since I was in college, I wanted a Burberry Trench coat and now that I have money saved up, I'd like to buy one. The thing is, I try to keep my outfit very muted and conservative by avoiding any logos or company specific branding (Hermes...53 weeks 5 days ago
0Future Investment BankerI am a High Schooler who is very passionate about the world of high stakes finance. I have high aspirations to become an analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge...4
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021, BO AM to IB So I graduated from a non target, 3.8 GPA and no stellar finance <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>. I accepted a <span...4
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0Introducing an ASU Senior looking for help to build his "Happily ever after" haha :P Hey there ladies and gentlemen of WSO. I am Batman :P. Not a troll. I promise. I'm just scared to reveal my true identity for now since the questions I'm gonna be asking will literally make you face Palm and shake your head and wonder how am I a college senior. Anyways,...04 days 53 min ago
+1Watches and Cufflinks for the incoming ChimpsHi everybody, I tried looking in previous forum topics about watches and cufflinks (and other accessoires if someone thinks they are acceptable), but these topics have not been discussed for some time, so therefore this topic. Small note, this is for in London, but I don't know if there...42
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0What is the optimal laptop for someone who works in finance?Hi! I'm thinking of purchasing a new laptop because my new job requires me to have a proper one. What is the most common laptop used by those on Wall Street? I might be over thinking here, but I think it says something about a person, what kind of a computer he has. What would be the...23
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0Best Clubs/Fraternities at USCHey, I am sophomore transfer student going to USC next fall and I wanted to know which fraternities and clubs will provide the best networking and placement into IB, while also providing a fun college environment i.e. (parties, girls, sports, etc).7
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0Ivy League Inflated GPA vs UC GPAIvy League GPA's are inflated. Doing a 3.8 at an Ivy Leauge is not that difficult. A lot of students can achieve this. Getting a 3.8 at UCLA or Berkeley is a lot more difficult. A lot of Professors grade on curves, thus only top 10% of the class can get an A. They don't do this at Ivy...3
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0Accounting/ Finance Question A company’s purchases and sales during a year are shown below. Assume that all units are identical except their price. January 1: Purchase A @ $5. February 1: Purchase B @ $7. March 1: Sell B @ $8. April 1: Purchase C @ $10. May 1: Purchase D @13. June 1: Sell C @ $14. Find the COGS...2
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+1Which bank is the softestI am looking to join a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> as a 1st year associate. I want to get the best brand name on my resume, have the best...22
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0MBB Lifestyle1. It is true that many people leave <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> to go to PE funds, startups, etc., after a few years, the question is: do they leave voluntarily...19
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0Summer Analyst at a Small Fund So I somehow got a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position at a small fund with 150m in AUM. I would like to share my experience in the job search with you...15
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+2Paying $11K for an Internship<!--break--> <h3>What are you getting:</h3> <ul> <li>Guaranteed IB internship in NYC for 3 months</li> <li>Housing in Manhattan</li> <li>Career workshops</li> <li>Networking...13
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0MBB vs Startup<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> +: -They hire more young people vs PE for example -Good salaries, bonus, increase of salary -Option of a paid MBA, internship in...11
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0Any interns get homework from their firm before internship starts?Hey guys, My internship is starting in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to share HW they've been sent by their firms in accounting, modeling, valuating or anything else. I won't send it to anyone and will delete upon completion. I feel a bit...51 month 14 hours ago
0Death of Credit Suisse 25 bankers leaving for Wells Fargo. The exodus from cs is picking up. Is this the end of their investment banking franchise?http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0YQ0154
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0Acctg Question Beginning gross PP&E = $123 Ending gross PP&E = $421 Cost of PP&E purchased during the year = $651 Cost of PP&E disposed off or sold during the year =?3
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0How much do poor undergrad grades haunt you years down the road even if you re-invent yourself?Say you're one of those people that didn't take college seriously (like barely graduated) and didn't develop that passion for investment banking that so many competitive Ivy League kids develop even before they start college. This means you did not get that 3.5 magic number that...34
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0Disputes and fights in the office I was just curious and wanted to ask you; How do you solve your problems when they get really hot? Lets say a coworker has been mocking your reduction the entire day or someone just bragging how good in bed your wife is. There are very peculiar personalities in my firm, for example: Phillips...02 days 18 hours ago
+1Why do people in finance complain about the long hours?Why do people in finance complain about the long hours? Like in Investment Banking, don't they get paid for the overtime? Working more = more money, right?19
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0When you messed up your lifeHey guys, I messed up my future. It's tough to say it to yourself. The realization that your dreams might indeed be that, just dreams. During school I never really study hard, but I always had good grades because I was smart enough. When I got to high school I failed to achieve my...31
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+6Boss asked me to get coffee... Such an intern cliché... So i'm interning for the summer at a small boutique and my boss's boss (md) and an associate were headed to a meeting with a client and he asked me to bring them all coffee to the conference room. Normally his secretary would do this but she's seemed...101
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