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+103What I Wish Every First Year Analyst KnewChimps, after working with all of our first years at our firm on several deals, I’ve found that I’m frequently getting asked for tips and tricks that I wish I had known as a new analyst. Now, that being said, this may or may not be helpful to share with the forum, but either way, I’ve...3211 hours 43 min ago
+52WSO, It Is Time To TalkWSO, it is time to talk. The new trend around here lately has been to post about how badly you hate your job (specifically in iBanking) and then act like a genius when you decide you want to leave. This needs to stop. It is not a shocking revelation that you don’t like working 100 hours a...1395 days 1 hour ago
+342016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a...7729 hours 12 min ago
+36A Few Observations on Banking Exit OppsI see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. This has resulted in a lot of really stupid commentary on this forum, and I hope to remedy this. A few...2317 hours 56 min ago
+34WSO 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...933 months 2 weeks ago
+25Damage Control: How to prevent small mistakes from destroying your "rockstar" statusWe'd all like to imagine that work will go smoothly 100% of the time. No mistakes, no blow ups with our bosses, no frustrations with the people below us. Just sunshine and rainbows every day. Huzzah! Unfortunately, for most of us mere mortals at least, that isn't how it always works...181 month 3 days ago
+22HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort...11912 hours 59 min ago
+40Classic Diversity RantHere we go again, boys. Diversity rant. Notice what I did there? I said "boys" because I'm sexist, right? Wrong. Am I sexist? Fuck yeah, if paying for everything and thinking (knowing) that men are better drivers is sexist. But no, I'm actually just speaking to my intended...763 hours 27 min ago
+22Allen & Co. - An In-Depth ReviewIn browsing this forum, I’ve come across some misinformation (or none at all) about Allen & Company. The firm has historically been shrouded in secrecy…until today. Hopefully, I can shed some light on this super-secretive firm. All information was gathered through online resources and...301 day 4 hours ago
+18JP Morgan Winning Women 2016 threadThis thread is for people applying to the bank's AM Winning Women events this October in NYC and Chicago. But feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another division.2296 hours 33 min ago
+22INTRODUCING: 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...923 weeks 3 days ago
+21Avoid a Classic Mistake: Don’t Be a ‘Try Hard’I’ve written before about how your relationships at work are <em><u>everything</u></em>. If your bosses like you, you get better assignments, more favorable reviews, honestly you even get paid more and promoted over co-workers that probably deserve it more than you...231 week 2 days ago
+10Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...80111 hours 8 min ago
+142017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2017-ft-ib-analyst-recruiting">Click here</a> for the 2017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting Megathread discussion page. APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS <span class='keyword_link'><a...33543 min 40 sec ago
+20Women in the Workplace Pt 2: Rigged Markets, Inside Information, and the “Softer” SexMy <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/women-in-the-workplace-how-do-you-guys-deal">original post</a> on women in the workplace caused something of a commotion. I hadn't planned on a follow up, but @GLCIB27" forgot to check her privilege, so here we are...911 week 1 day ago
+18Makena Capital For all interested in Investment Analyst <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park... <h3>Interview...306 days 8 hours ago
+15WSO's Best Real Estate BooksPeople ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss <a...252 weeks 5 days ago
+15Extremely Robust Growth Projected - 132 hour work week All right, fellow monkeys. I'm on the tail end of a 132-hour workweek, so just a brief post today. So there I was, middle of the night, massaging an industry growth chart into an artificially-rosy picture that makes our pitch more attractive (a procedure that many of you will be...151 week 1 day ago
+15Sources and Uses: How to Find and Use Information in IBD (EBITDA example)There is a lot of emphasis on technical skills in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>: being able to do <span...86 days 2 hours ago
+20Shitty Networking 101Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro. I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spineless, or insane, or so terribly...243 hours 27 min ago
+14What's Your Five Year (IBD) Plan? A VP Reflects and Looks Forward.I don't approve of this as an interview question, but it is something that everyone should try to think about. When I was an MBA candidate, it was more about just getting my foot in the door. I was lucky enough to get into a good bank as an <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 month 2 days ago
+13AMA: Endowments, Foundations, & Asset Allocators It's about time I do another post on here and rather than go into detail on a specific aspect of the industry I'm just going to open it up to a general AMA. The E&F (and asset allocators in general) industry is sort of a black box. Most people don't know a ton about the...263 hours 58 min ago
+12Injured both of my legs, what should I do about pants for the next 4-6 weeks?Hey guys, I managed to hurt both of my legs on a labor day weekend trip with my cousins and older brother. We were doing our annual labor day trip to the lake house upstate and I came up short while jumping off of a cliff (think 10-15 feet above the water) into the lake below. Both of my legs...341 week 5 days ago
+15Do You Work Sick? Well, shit. Hillary Clinton's not the only one hiding dirty secrets about her health. I'm sitting at my desk with wads of Kleenex under my arms and some damn baby powder on my temples. I'm working on a word document. The family doctor told me to write whatever I want and...202 hours 39 min ago
+10AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUMHi All - I'm ~5 or so years out of college. I did not do a formal 2 years of investment banking and was instead hired out of undergrad as an analyst at a fund. I've worked at several firms in several major US cities. I've worked at one smaller regional firm with $500M - $1B AUM...383 days 3 hours ago
+10Global Macro's Future "Stars" - Where Are They Coming From?What professional backgrounds are today's and tomorrow's top global macro minds coming from? And how much does the environmental backdrop help explain this? Pretty simple question, but I think it's interesting to note the following trends for context. The first generation of...242 weeks 1 day ago
+9MSF Class of 2018I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've...1593 days 13 min ago
+10We're Totally Living in a Simulation<p>Ever since I started writing for WSO again there has been one topic you guys have asked me to cover more than any other, and that is the notion that we're living in a simulation. Well, <em>living</em> probably isn't the right word. More like...2510 hours 41 min ago
+12Five Ways Video Games Made Me a Better InvestorInstead of spending my free time outdoors, I, like many of you, spent my childhood playing video games. So how has that made me a better investor? There’s at least five very good reasons, so let’s get right into it. <h4>1) Know the Rules</h4> The subtlety in this seemingly...352 hours 11 min ago
+9Two Internships Don’t Equal a Job: My journey from an NGO to a VCWhen people ask me about my career, I simply tell them that after becoming disillusioned with non-profit work, I went to London Business School to transition to a role at an investing firm. In reality, the shift was much more complicated than that. The following is a comprehensive history of how...206 days 6 hours ago
+8Transgender at a Hedge FundI currently work at a medium sized fund. My resume looks like what you'd expect, highly selective undergrad, good work experience, MBA from a top 3 program, passed the <span class='keyword_link'><a...94 hours 29 min ago
+8Is College Worth the Opportunity Cost?<p>This is going to seem like an odd question to many of you, and I even debated whether I should ask it here. On the other hand, this might be the perfect place to ask it. It's about the opportunity cost of college.</p> <p>I'm asking as the father of two young...792 weeks 2 days ago
+7Barclays recruitment process - Business Insight online assessment Hi guys, I would like to know whether someone already experienced <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span>' new recruitment process for London <span...341 day 9 hours ago
+7Nootropics: CILTEP vs. Nexus<p><em>Obligatory note: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the Internet. These are my experiences alone, and you must decide what is best for yourself. If that includes seeing a doctor before beginning any dietary or nootropic supplement regimen, that is probably for the...231 week 2 days ago
+9Finally cut itGuys, So I finally cut it 3 years after graduating from undergrad, and I would like to share my story to you guys as this forum has been staying with me along the way and indeed the break-in cases here keep on pumping gas into me whenever I got rejected. A bit about my background, I was an...181 week 2 days ago
+7Kotler's Four Migrations<p>I was listening to <a href="http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/08/steven-kotler/">James Altucher's podcast</a> a couple weeks ago and his guest was Steven Kotler. For those who don't know, Kotler is a popular futurist who has written several books about...91 week 4 days ago
+7From weighing 280 pounds and a 2.5 GPA at a Non-Target, to 200 pounds and an Interview with McKinseyHi Everyone, I've been browsing Wallstreet Oasis for the past few years and I want to share my story and more importantly, reiterate to everyone on this forum to dream big. I went to a non-target state school and while suffering from social anxiety and obesity, I was also facing an...74 days 2 hours ago
+6Looks like Booth just jumped up my list of schoolsGood for them. "The University of Chicago recently made it clear to its crop of incoming students that academic freedom and inquiry remain pillars at the institution, and that the university does not support "so-called" trigger warnings or offer safe spaces that allow students...285 hours 10 min ago
+68 Year Anniversary Today is the eight year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Completely mind blowing. Discuss.....261 week 19 hours ago
+14A horrible surprise after Bring Your Kid To Work DayBack from a late summer hiatus, monkeys. I like to take some for myself during this season and get out to the Catskills to detox my liver and clear my mind. Just kidding. I was catching major shit sandwiches from my boss about taking vacation this summer so I basically spent every night in...72 days 21 hours ago
+6How to network & get yourself a Career MentorThis is probably one of the most interesting and important subjects that universities failed to include in your curriculum. First I will define a Career Mentor: A Mentor is a professional in your target field that has accumulated decent experience and is willing to help you bridge the gap...62 weeks 6 days ago
+5NY Muslim terrorist bombings/Wells Fargo CEO getting grilledSo, NYC got bombed this weekend and I'm surprised nobody has brought it up here. Then, the CEO from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> gets grilled in...984 days 22 hours ago
+5CRE Trends That Are Emerging Now and Will Prevail Throughout Our Careers What are some of the emerging trends that you all think will prevail throughout our time in the industry? For one, I think cheap debt will be a thing of the past when we look at the steady decline that the 10-year treasury has been on since 1981. How this will affect the identification and...681 week 6 days ago
+5BB/EB Ranking/Tier List 2016Hey everyone, feel like we haven't had a good ol' argument/friendly discussion in a while. What would you say is the current tier list of <span class='keyword_link'><a...461 week 4 days ago
+5Hillary Clinton's Estate TaxYou might have seen that Hillary Clinton has proposed a hike in the estate tax to 65% (it's currently at 40%). The estate tax is unlike other taxes because you are passing down something for your kids' benefit, not your own. On one hand, you should be able to do what you want with...432 hours 21 min ago
+5AMA - Big 4 Audit to Boutique M&A ShopHello all, I’ve been a lurker for some time now and have found/utilized some useful information on this site, so I wanted to give back in some way. I recently landed an investment banking analyst position at a boutique bank for M&A. In regards to my background, I graduated from a...396 days 8 hours ago
+5What are the best Industrials-focused PE firms?Currently working on an industrials deal at my MM IB and absolutely loving it. Curious as to what the best industrials-focused PE firms are? I'd love to focus on this industry going forward. Thanks a lot guys. 83 days 7 hours ago
+4Is it really THAT bad with Deutsche Bank & UBS? According to WSO's current poll, 59% of those that voted said that they would LEAST want to work for one of those banks. Is it really <EM>that</em> bad? Should I not even bother trying to intern with them at all next summer? I understand there are general issues (mentioned...403 weeks 5 days ago
+4What brand of suits to go for for interviews? Also Color?I can only get it from Macys for right now. Looking to get a summer Intern position or a SA job in Investment Banking. Are the 3 pocket suits acceptable(ticket pocket that's what you call it? Also what color?402 days 3 hours ago
+4What are some "easier" investment banks in NYC to get into?My gpa isn't the greatest (3.23) and I don't attend a target school but I'm still interested in getting into investment banking. What are some of the banks in NYC that have a lower standard to get into? 376 hours 28 min ago
+4UChicago is now Number 3 on USNWRWhat do you guys think about UChicago moving up from a three way tie for 4th to tying with Yale for 3rd this year? This is the first time a non-HYP school has made US News Top 3 in a decade or two. Do you think the school will become more normalized and have less of the 'life of mind'...351 week 23 hours ago
+4Top Restructuring Groups 2016I know this has been discussed before. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackstone-group">BX</a></span>, LAZ and <span class='keyword_link'><a...331 day 1 hour ago
+4Lazard's $400m MistakeI read an interesting article on Reuters this morning. In regards to Tesla's deal with SolarCity, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span> was Tesla's...322 weeks 8 hours ago
+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...244 weeks 19 hours ago
+5Are we living in a simulation?Analysts at Bank of America have reportedly suggested there is a 20 to 50 per cent chance our world is a Matrix-style virtual reality and everything we experience is just a simulation run by some future advanced civilization. This simulation theory is supported by a lot of smart people,...241 week 1 day ago
+4So, Wells Fargo Went Crazy....Now Occupy Wall Street has something to talk about.. again. But this time it isn't naughty Goldman making billions off A.I.G's bankruptcy, but it's <span class='keyword_link'><a...231 week 1 day ago
+4I hate banking, what to do?Fellow monkeys, Some background here. I grew up in a third world country and eventually went on to HYP. As you all might know, kids at these places often end up in either banking or consulting. Growing up poor, I was immediately attracted by the earning prospects of an investment...222 weeks 3 days ago
+4Do Bankers love hungry non-target students?Hello everyone! Im pretty sure this question has been asked thousands of times now but I’d like to share my story with you all. I am a freshman at a non-target school in the northeast (think Rutgers/CUNY/Fordham) with a decent amount of alumni in the industry. And in order to get a glimpse...221 week 9 hours ago
+4Leon Cooperman Charged With Insider TradingThe former CEO of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> AM has been charged with insider <span class='keyword_link'><a...2011 hours 12 min ago
+4Atlanta Happy HourAnyone work in Atlanta trying to grab drinks and network? Love to meet some more people and learn some more.151 day 22 hours ago
+4I must have sacrificed myself to save my country in a past lifeBecause I am so goddamn lucky. I'm currently an exchange student in Hong Kong. After dinner, a few friends and I decided on a whim to get drunk and go to a horse racing stadium. Horse racing is a big fucking deal in Hong Kong— tons of people go there on Wednesday and Sunday nights to...112 days 4 hours ago
+4My history with LIBORI never realized how many institutional deals tied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-london-interbank-offer-rate-libor">LIBOR</a></span> were getting done until I joined this...61 week 1 day ago
+4WSO Happy Hour: Wed 9/28, 7pm @5th and Mad (formerly known as Galway Hooker)The first WSO Happy Hour of fall season 2016 is upon us! Come join us for brews, food, and good conversation at 5th and Mad bar (formerly known as Galway Hooker--NOT the one downtown). First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept 28th @ 7pm <strong>How to find...31 week 9 hours ago
+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...22 months 2 days ago
+4Non-Targets and The Art of Relationship BuildingIdeally, I would like this thread to stay concentrated on the title, Non-Targets and the Art of Relationship Building. Non-Target students obviously have more relationship building to do as their best shot of getting selected to interview would be through relationships. The alumni at non-targets...11 week 2 days ago
+3How to recover after royally screwing up in undergrad?Before I begin, I want to say that this is not an "I graduated college with bad grades how do I become an investment banker" thread, this is a "I graduated college with bad grades and made nothing of my time here, what do I do now so I don't end up broke and possibly homeless...664 days 15 hours ago
+448÷2(9+3) = ???Discuss Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this was originally posted 4/7/11. Can someone please let me know what the right answer actually is.... (my guess is 2) -- dont want to scan the whole thread :-/2523 weeks 3 days ago
+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...443 weeks 3 days ago
+3What is so bad about Back Office Roles?I know this forum seems to crap on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">BO</a></span>/MO roles but I do think that there is a little bit of a misnomer on the actual field....331 week 3 days ago
+3Small(er) town finance jobsHi everybody, I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on this. I currently am working in lev fin but in the back of my mind am thinking about the future and raising kids near the rest of my family. The population is around ~200k. Plenty of solid companies but I don't think working...326 hours 31 min ago
+3How to calculate valueI have a assignment that is asking me to do a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> and calculate the value of a office building. The discount rate is...303 days 17 hours ago
+3BB vs EB in LondonHi guys, I have been following the forum for some time now and I need some perspectives regarding this question. How is the elite boutiques or independent advisory firms generally viewed, compared to bulge-bracket banks in London in terms of PE placement, US business school and general <span...281 day 15 hours ago
+3Best Gyms and Workouts in NYCMonkeys and Gorillas, What are the best gyms and workout routines in NYC? I currently have a classpass and tried so far a few interesting gyms. The reviews for them are below. 1. WRKNYC (bootcamp style) By far my favorite bootcamp gym in the entire city! 45 mins and you are sweating...264 weeks 5 hours ago
+3Apple - The next iPhone is here 24 hours to go until one of the most hyped announcements of the year in the world of Technology. As usual, this annual event is where Apple unveils new generation iPhones, their cash cow, here's the rumors: - iPhone 7 might be waterproof - Better camera, graphics, battery life, RAM.....262 weeks 4 days ago
+3PJT I have a First Round coming up in next week with PJT's restructuring and special situations team and have little to no knowledge on the restructuring industry. Anyone have any useful advice on how I can prepare for this? I'm looking to study anything and everything you guys throw my...2213 hours 37 min ago
+3Deutsche Bank Has Been ShankedJust days after the <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/8-year-anniversary">8 year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers</a>, news has surfaced of a massive fine (much bigger than expected) coming for Deutsche: [quote]Today’s news that the U.S....221 day 13 hours ago
+3Bad ValuationAnyone ever been on the buy-side of an acquisition, in which you over-valued the target's value? Today I had to meet with accounting/finance/B.I. of company I work at to discuss reasons why I messed up on an acquisition. The acquisition closed a few months ago, and we are just now realizing...192 weeks 5 hours ago
+3What is your compensation in CRE Lending?Saw the great post on compensation in real estate finance (here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-is-your-compensation-in-real-estate-finance) but wanted to drill down to the lending side of the business. Industry: Middle market lending Title: Analyst Market:...172 weeks 6 hours ago
+3Depression and no idea what to doI am a 28 year old prop trader, I am not a top performer. Ever since graduating college a few years ago I have been depressed. I have found it very hard to meet new people and I feel dead inside. The type of work I am doing is not helping this either. I have been thinking a lot about the...176 days 11 hours ago
+3Future of MBBHey all, Looking for some thoughts on how you guys, looking at those actually in the industry, think the strategy consulting market is changing or will change in the upcoming 5-10 years. If you're in college but would like to chip in a few thoughts that's cool, but the usual...162 days 10 hours ago
+3Another Wells Fargo RantI couldn't not share this... [quote]"CNNMoney spoke to a total of four ex-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> workers, including Bado, who believe they...1528 min 53 sec ago
+3New to Corp Dev, seeking adviceHi champs, I am 3 years out of college and have been working in analytics/corp fin/strategy. I took a few accounting & finance classes in school (contemplated a career in banking back then but never made the cut) and have friends working in banking, so I know excel, the lingos, concepts,...142 days 12 hours ago
+3Advice for a meeting with a higher-up of an IBHi All, So recently I have been doing a lot networking on LinkedIn for I Banks in my area and happened to notice that one of the high-ups for an I Bank is connected to a former teacher of mine in high school. I reached out to that teacher and asked for an introduction and then before I knew...1412 hours 55 min ago
+3A Tale of 3 Offers: What should I consider?*Looking for Life Advice* - Dear WSO Fountain of Wisdom, I need your help to tell me what it is that I might not be thinking about when considering three main job options that I am likely to be faced with soon. Given that I'm in Australia, and the market is smaller and consolidated,...122 weeks 6 days ago
+3Projecting out drugs that are in FDA approval processDoes anyone have experience with this / a template model? I'm having difficulty understanding how to make reasonable projections about drugs that are in Phase II or III and have some probability of entering the market in the next 2 years.1214 hours 12 min ago
+3The Twitter Bidding War Starts Now The stock is up around 20% after sources announced that the company is moving closer to being sold. The company is expected to receive bids from many technology and media companies such as Google and Salesforce. [quote]"Twitter's board of directors is said to be largely desirous of...81 day 2 hours ago
+3Yahoo Hacked Big TimeIt's been revealed that half a billion Yahoo users have had their email and password info stolen in an absolutely massive hack. [quote]In July, 161 million people worldwide used Yahoo email on personal computers, a 30 percent decline from the same time in 2014, when the breach first...61 day 20 hours ago
+3The Jester and the ThiefThere was once a jester whose name was Chester that was surrounded by fortune and fame He wore a thick purple robe and trotted the globe spreading his talent and name He entertained peasants and entertained kings he told funny jokes and did funny things but one day his luck had run...12 weeks 5 days ago
+2I'm going off to college tomorrow, any advice? So this is a little off topic, but I'll be heading off to college tomorrow. I'm looking for some general advice that any of you guys may have regarding what I should expect on my first day at college. Thanks. Edit: Just wanted to say thanks for all the comments and the advice....852 weeks 2 days ago
+2BlackRock Virtual Cover LetterHas anyone applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not...383 hours 23 min ago
+3Warren vs. StumpfWhat did you guys think of this massive takedown by Senator Warren? Telling <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>’s CEO to resign directly to his face. Here’s a...355 days 1 hour ago
+2How culturally diverse is your workplace really?Is there one dominant ethnic group or is there really cultural diversity in your workplace? Hmmmmmm?3422 min 13 sec ago
+2Why is everyone hating on Deutsche Bank?Why is it <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deutsche-bank">DB</a></span> are getting a lot of stick recently? Seen a lot of people posting that they wouldn't want to work there? I understand they...333 weeks 2 days ago
+2What's it like being burned out?Just sat and read this <a href="https://www.1843magazine.com/features/minds-turned-to-ash">article</a> and then landed on this post here on <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/life-after-investment-banking">WSO</a>. I could not get this out...312 weeks 2 days ago
+2Cold Emailing Failed, What went wrong?Background: Non-target <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>, Big 4 - 1st yr senior Goal: global macro investment analyst Been managing my own incubator global macro fund for almost...311 week 19 hours ago
+2Goldman Sachs HireVue Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back? It's hard to...284 days 15 hours ago
+3Experienced Analyst, but COMPLETELY unable to break outBeen an analyst for over THREE years now, now at my second bank, but I *hate* it. Which isn't to say I'm not a hard worker, but I'm not getting any good experience, deals are few and far between - and extremely small when they do come - and I'm so far removed from the normal...271 week 6 days ago
+2Flipped Houses, Own Rental Property - Now I Can't Find a JobBackground: I'm originally from NYC, but I attended university in Ohio in 2007. While in university, I managed to buy, rehab, and flip 10 houses primarily in B and C class neighborhoods. I never finished college in Ohio, and couldn't stand to live in Ohio, so I decided to move back to...264 days 10 hours ago
+2Where are the HF AMA's?I haven't been on this site for too long but I have been here long enough to know that the presence of any people in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...243 days 14 hours ago
+2Accounting Partner vs Law PartnerHi WSO community, I am currently an accounting student and I am considering law school after graduation. Put the type of work aside and what I will enjoy more, how do accounting partners and law partners compare in terms of compensation, work/life balance, stability and chances of being...243 days 21 hours ago
+2What is so bad about Capital Markets?Seems as though it is pretty sweet <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span> gig to work for long-term vs <span class='keyword_link'><a...246 days 3 hours ago
+2Why Does Everyone Downplay Risk?Seems as though risk is extremely unappreciated on the forum and is unfairly grouped with ops and compliance as "No Man's Land" at a bb. I've noticed the pay is decent compared to some other finance jobs and that they have become quite the necessity post-2008....225 days 5 hours ago
+2I interned at BB investment bank and received an FT offer, but I want to join the MarinesI'm a college senior with an offer to return to the bank where I interned last summer. However, I am going through the recruiting process to train to become a Marine officer. The commitment is a minimum of 4 years. If I return to civilian life in the future, will banking opportunities be...216 days 17 hours ago
+2Is it an advantage or disadvantage to Skype a Superday?Should I fly for 20 hours and interview in the opposite timezone, or interview through Skype? I feel like both have merit. If it matters, the firm is my top choice. 193 hours 13 min ago
+2Park Hill Group Real Estate (PJT) I have an interview with these but can't seem to find out much about them online other than- "The Park Hill Real Estate Group (PHREG) is a top-tier global real estate private equity financial advisor and placement firm for high-quality real estate investment managers and operators....1932 min 42 sec ago
+2How critical is the phone screening for McKinsey?Hi Guys, I applied for an Analyst position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> and I feel like I failed the phone interview. I was quite nervous and struggled to get my...181 week 5 days ago
+2Resume Template CopyHey guys, I just had a question after going a couple university club meetings on banking and finance. Some of the older students said to just copy and paste the resume and template and input my own information. It seems a bit generic to me but at the same time, they are the pros. Does...181 day 7 hours ago
+2Best Places to get Wings in NYCHey guys, I am going to meet up with a couple of friends in NYC this weekend and we wanted to decide upon dining spots. We've definitely tried all of the usually places (Quaker Steak, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wing Stop, etc). So in your experience, what are the best non-traditional places to get...167 hours 2 min ago
+2Critique My Plan For Starting My Own Fund [with good numbers]Hi guys, please critique my plan to start a hedge fund. I’m not gonna lie, my only goal is to make money. I realize that marketing and personality and credentials are often more important than performance itself, even, to many investors, especially less sophisticated ones such as overseas...153 weeks 5 days ago
+2Offered a Real Time Trader job at a respectable utility with a tricky situation. Thoughts?So I have been derivatives at a small-mid size prop firm for an year. Recently I got an offer at a utilities firm for a real time power trader position. The only problem is that they are being bought out by another firm and I am not sure if the position might get eliminated in the near future....151 week 1 day ago
+2Where are we in the cycle?Is now a good time to invest in residential real estate in major markets? (SF, LA, NYC, Chicago, etc.) If and when interest rates rise, how will it impact housing prices and rents? REITS and PE shops seem to be investing right now, are they at risk? How many more good years are ahead before a...156 days 22 hours ago
+2Co-Investing in your firm's investments?I'm assuming that if this is possible, it would be more feasible and likely at smaller shops. Do many shops out there allow you to co-invest on acquisition or development deals whether you are at a small REPE or development shop? If so, how many years in would you say it would take to be...155 days 9 hours ago
+2Classical musicians in IBDDear fellow primates, I have been lurking at this forum for quite some time already and I want to express my thanks to all your posts that have given me so much valuable information about everything related to careers in finance. I have been making searches on the particular subject but...141 week 3 days ago
+2Do titles matter?How much do titles matter in the world of investment banking? I am two years out of school and have the title of Vice President at my current firm. I work at a boutique M&A advisory firm where we focus on small, privately-held businesses on buy- and sell-side mandates. Even at such a small...122 weeks 4 days ago
+2Question for Those Who Moved CitiesI'm hoping to re-locate to a new city/market next year. Young and want to explore a different part of the country. My key hesitation is whether this experience is worth the potential back-step in career progression. I have a strong network in my local market, know all the major players,...124 hours 6 sec ago
+2Advice: Unemployed graduate thinking of taking a four week change of scenery. .Foolish, Risky, or Reasonable?I have been unemployed for quite a while - putting out applications when I find entry level positions in the commercial banking. I was thinking of taking a one month excursion to refresh my batteries and get a change of scenery. The change in scenery will disrupt my current routine and allow...112 weeks 23 hours ago
+2Leave full time job for internship? Would you leave a full time job (at a top company in industry not related to finance) for an internship in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span...116 days 7 hours ago
+2Stephens Superday Class of 2017Hi folks, Has anyone heard back from Stephens for their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> invites? I was told they'll be sending it out this week, but haven't heard anything yet.114 hours 21 min ago
+2Failure is NOT okay, plan B holding you back?Interesting read from FastCompany.com, a study found that back up plans can hold you back from achieving <strong> effort-based </strong> goals by reducing your motivation. According to Jihae Shin, assistant professor at Wisconsin School of Business: [quote] A backup plan can...111 day 13 hours ago
+2bay area tech rundown - advice needed!what's better in terms of culture, deal flow, exit opps? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span> Tech SF, <span class='keyword_link'><a...105 days 19 hours ago
+2Is my career over?Hey everyone, Hope you're all having a good day, first time poster on a discussion btw. So basically I was working at a reknowned PE house for about 3 years (3 years ago), and I eventually got so frustrated over the internal politics and other issues that had built up over the years,...92 weeks 2 days ago
+2Can a ( stupid ) client exercise a worthless option?Hi WSO Trading forum, You are a sell-side trader. Suppose your client bought an stock American option from you. He is long a call of stock XYZ strike 100. Now XYZ is <span class='keyword_link'><a...91 week 1 day ago
+2Why Does Nobody Talk About Equity Sales?I don't think I have ever seen anything recent on this part of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. Surprising since it considered <span...94 days 3 hours ago
+2MSc in finance in Bocconi, Esade, Frankfurt SOM Can anyone give a brief idea about an MSc at these 4 schools. How are their placements for Non-EU students? I happened to go through FT rankings regarding placements and they don't seem consistent with the reports on the official websites. Help please?823 hours 18 min ago
+2JP Morgan Launching Leaders 2017 DiscussionHi, I just wanted to start a thread for JPMs Launching Leaders program. Does anyone know when we will hear back? I interviewed for IB and Public Finance a couple days ago81 hour 3 min ago
+2Which investment banks would be the best aim for Asia Pacific?Still an international undergrad student taking finance. In term of growth prospect, salary, networks, and chance to go up. I will graduate from a U.S. undergrad school but might work in Asia first before my MBA. My goal is to get into PE in my 30s, and IB is the start that I want. <span...71 week 3 days ago
+2Investment in Bloomberg TerminalHello lads and ladies, I'm working for a Corporate Financing and Advisory firm in Beijing, and have recently come across the power of Bloomberg Terminal, as well as had a demonstration in their office. For a small firm, $25k USD pa might be hard to justify, though for the work we do, and...71 week 6 days ago
+2The 10 Biggest Myths About the Hedge Fund IndustryFirst off, I am not anti-hedge fund nor do I want to cast a negative light on any investment vehicle. However, to inform people that not everything they believe to be true about hedge funds is, true. Although they don't apply to all funds, these are the top ten myths for 'average'...71 week 6 days ago
+2Is it easy to switch from one part of Investment Bank to another?Lets say from Health Care to Consumer Retail? or from generalist to oil and gas, etc. Or are you stuck where you're at.71 week 5 days ago
+2Any tips on how to read SEC Filings quickly?When running an analysis on multiple companies that might be of potential interest, going through the SEC filings is the most important yet most time consuming part of the process. 10Ks and 10Qs can go from 50 to hundreds of pages depending on the size of the target company. Anyone has...56 days 13 hours ago
+2Is CAT bond a derivative?Is catstrophe bond (CAT) considered a derivative? Why or why not? Thanks for help, I appreciate it.51 week 6 hours ago
+2Breaking into MM PE post MBA with prior IBD experience (An Int'l in the US)Guys, long time lurker here. I tried searching for a similar thread, but I don't think it exists. W I am an international first-year fulltime student at a top 5 MBA program (Kellogg/Booth). I went a top 20 liberal arts college in the US. Prior to MBA, I was running the strategic planning...519 hours 36 min ago
+2Infra PE at Macquarie: good exit opps and rep?Hi all, First post here, wanted to start with saying thank you to everyone here for sharing your experiences and taking your time to help everyone out. I am in the process to start applying for SA positions 2017, and as many others here I aspire to transition into PE after a couple of...42 weeks 13 hours ago
+2Difficulty of transferring from Toronto to NY? Hello guys, I am just a senior in highs school in Ontario, Canada and I was wondering how difficult is it to transfer to NY <span class='keyword_link'><a...41 day 10 hours ago
+2How do you "follow-up" after networking?How do I maintain that relationship with someone. I clicked with some people, and didn't click with others, but since it was my first time I was kinda like a seesaw trying to find that balance. If i am still in good standing I don't want to burn a bridge, or forget these extremely...36 days 7 hours ago
+2Work hard play hard, or work hard work harder?So I have been told by my peers that apparently I mastered the art of the WH/PH college routine, as they see my ability to perform well academically while also managing to have more fun than them as some god given gift that one simply has or does not. No narcissism intended, I'm no smarter...11 week 1 day 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...13 weeks 3 days ago
+2Mario Joining the iPhone PartyLadies and gentleman, the moment we've all been waiting for. [quote]Nintendo's resident mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage at today's Apple iPhone 7 launch event to make the surprise announcement of Super Mario Run — finally bringing Nintendo's flagship video...02 weeks 6 days ago
+12016-17 NFL Super Bowl PredictionsThe first game is coming up! Sept 8th Panthers/Broncos. Who you guys got winning it all? I am a die-hard Packers fan, and I think this may be the year with Jordy Nelson coming back. Curious to see who you guys think brings home the Lombardi. 463 weeks 6 days ago
+2Get 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...4317 hours 8 min ago
+1Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me ([email protected]) to get an...418 hours 26 min ago
+1Does an MBA really provide value for the buy side?I am in my relatively young career on the buy side as an analyst for an institutional AM. The expectation is of course to obtain a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal"...224 weeks 7 min ago
+1Any mortgages without a down payment?Hey WSO, are there any methods by which I could get a mortgage without a down payment? Also, what are the documents need for such mortgages? Is there a need to produce an income certificate (or something similar)?213 weeks 5 days ago
+1Comparative Ranking of US, EU and Caandian B-Schools Hye, I have been following the rankings of major publishers, namely FT, Forbes, Businessweek and P&Q. I also understand that their input parameters for evaluating a b-school are different and hence, their rankings show a great deal of difference, apart from M7, LBS and INSEAD. However,...212 weeks 1 hour ago
+1"Run me through a recent M&A deal we advised on"How should you go about answering this question? What questions must you answer when talking about the deal and what points should be covered. Am I correct in thinking: Highlight the basic points e.g. the deal itself and the price paid, then go onto talking about why the deal was made and the...201 week 6 days ago
+3Wharton a scam?Hey All, So I'm applying to undergard colleges in Nov. I spent a month at Wharton through a summer program and went to wharton classes with students etc. I'll be honest, I was dissapointed. I thought they would be smart as hell but very few were. Also the CAS kids were just...201 week 3 days ago
+1Shall I Resign or not?Hi guys, Need some advice here as i found myself in a real dilemma. My career was progressing really well. I never thought i would stumble into this kind of situation. Apology my story is a little long. A little background about myself, i work in Treasury and have been out for 3 yrs....193 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Commercial Banking: Interviewer pressed for salary number. Interviwer is appalled by my response.I told them 4 or more times that we could discuss salary when the hiring decision is made and they started to get irritated- wasn't sure if it was a trick or not. I did my best research and found a range of $45-55k salary for a entry level/ trainee range for commercial banking...192 weeks 6 days ago
+1Going into consulting but can't get a credit cardSo I just graduated from an elite university and come from an underprivileged background. As a result, I'm going to be starting at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...196 days 4 hours ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...183 months 1 week ago
+1Boutiques: An Increasingly Attractive Option?As a non-target aspiring to break into the biz, my options are less abundant than those of a target student. Boutiques remain an intriguing option, especially after reading <a...181 week 5 days ago
+1Good MSF programs in the US for fresh undergradsI am currently a senior student at a univeristy (not famous) outside US and Europe majoring in Economics and minoring in Math. I am considering applying to Master of Finance programs in the U.S. and Europe and upon completion trying getting a job at an <span...171 week 23 hours ago
+1Pinnacle Ventures?Anybody know anything about Pinnacle Ventures? Info on them online seems to be pretty sparse. Thanks!176 days 7 hours ago
+1Accepted B4 Return Offer, Received Invite to Top IBD InterviewHi Everyone, I'm in a stressful situation right now regarding my FT job prospects. This past summer, I interned with a B4 accounting firm in audit and received a return offer that I accepted due to its pressing deadline and my lack of confidence that I'd get something better. However,...171 week 5 days ago
+1To Those Who Have Been Through A DownturnThe current cycle has been on an upswing for so long and it seems like people are always discussing 'where we are at in the cycle' etc.. My question is directed to those on the forum who have been through at least 1 full cycle (preferably a couple since the GFC is an outlier). For the...171 week 4 days ago
+1Tips on Joining a Business Frat?I am a sophomore at Cornell. We have a couple business frats (AKPsi and DSP). I heard that many of their alumni work at many <span class='keyword_link'><a...176 days 5 hours ago
+1College vs the real world experience (your opinions)1. Do your bosses (employers) seem smarter than your college professors? 2. Do your colleagues seem smarter than your classmates? (Or more ambitious) 3. Do you feel that you have more fun during college or after? 4. Did you learn more from college or the real world?173 days 18 hours ago
+1Where Are The Markets Headed Now?So the Fed yesterday announced that they will delay rate hikes YET AGAIN with a higher probability to hike later this year. That brings me to my ultimate question of where they are headed? Some may be optimistic, while others, such as Larry Fink are a little more pessimistic. Fink believes...171 day 5 hours ago
+1Who does the most pure strategy work?Which firms do the most pure strategy work? As a percentage of their own work, by volume, etc. Thanks.161 week 6 days ago
+1How difficult is it to get into London Business School?The title largely covers the topic. Interested in exploring getting my MBA at LBS instead of one of the US schools.165 days 5 hours ago
+1WUSTL MSF class of 2016 placements stats! They continue to shine. I will say they are even better than last year!!! 100% placed in the US which is big deal. The only issue I had with the program is that they accepted more international students than other schools (like 40% last year for the FC track). I see that they've reduced...161 day 9 hours ago
+1Banks already done with SA recruiting?Coming from a non-target (maybe a semi-semi-semi target), and have my first weekend trip coming up at the end of September. I know recruiting has been moved up quite drastically, but a contact mentioned that he thinks a decent amount of the banks that were in my top-10 have *already* picked...161 day 23 hours ago
+1Why does nobody talk about HSBC?Seems as though <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span> is a ghosttown on this forum since I have yet to see a thread about them in months. Are they really that bad or is it because they are an...151 day 22 hours ago
+1How common is modeling in practice?Just curious how much all you certified monkeys actually model on the job. I just finished up a rather robust model for a client, and I started to think about how few models I have built over my tenure on this ship. In two years, I've probably built fewer than 10 models, some of which are...155 days 7 hours ago
+1Transition from PWM to AM?Hi all, How feasible is a transition from the investment research/analyst side of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span> at a <span...151 day 49 min ago
+1Estimating net debt for private companiesHi everyone, I am currently valuing private companies and hence have very little information. How would one go about estimating net debt of the company? By very little information, I mean I do not have access to their financial statements. All I have is a summary of ebitda, revenue, profit...1512 hours 53 min ago
+1Morgan Stanley Inside Access Day 2016Has anyone received invitation yet? I believe the app closed a while ago yet I haven't heard back from them. Also, would appreciate if anyone could share about what actually happens at the event142 weeks 5 days ago
+1Need IB career advice and guidance, help!Hey WSO Community! As <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> interviews begin, I find myself almost reconsidering the whole thing and would greatly appreciate some...142 weeks 5 days ago
+1Return to GS IBD or try MBBThis summer I interned with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> (London) and got my return offer. I'm now trying to decide if I should go back or try <span...142 weeks 2 days ago
+1How do you use P/E in valuation metrics for a private company?Hey - sorry if this is dumb, but was wondering when doing valuation metrics for certain companies they often like to use P/E instead of <span class='keyword_link'><a...142 weeks 1 day ago
+1Confused About the Future - Should I pursue graduate school? Already broke 6 figures.Hi everyone, I posted a few months back asking for advice about career moves at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span>. Long story short, I ended up taking a...141 week 4 days ago
+2More Prestigious Law School over Business School?I'm coming into my second year at an upper MM PE fund and starting to think about what I want to do next. My goal longer-term is to move to a smaller MM (or lower-MM) fund hopefully closer to my hometown. In the meantime, I'm thinking I want to do graduate school. My fund is...133 weeks 5 hours ago
+1Do non-target school students ever get internships at MBB while in school?If yes, how? I have sent applications out and talked with people at these top consulting firms, but it seems really tough for an undergraduate from a non-target school to break in. Is it really true that <span class='keyword_link'><a...132 weeks 12 hours ago
+1More Conduit Shops out?There's more and more chatter about more CMBS shops going under heading into risk retention. Who have you guys heard so far?132 weeks 4 days ago
+1Developers or PE groups with progressive cultureSaw an article on Bloomberg today about bringing dogs to the office (link below). Seems like RE tends to be pretty old school but it got me wondering if any well-known developers or investors have progressive policies like this. Does anyone know of any RE firms with a silicon valley...131 week 6 days ago
+1How to Exit a $25 Million MF Portfolio Let's say you have 10 apartment buildings within 20 miles of each other in the NYC suburbs for a total asset value of $25 million. Are there any institutional buyers who would be interested in something like that or would you have to sell this off one at a time to HNW types? 131 week 6 days ago
+1Depreciation in COGS and EBITDAI am working on the factory <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial model</a></span>. Therefore, depreciation costs of the Plant and Equipment are included in COGS, as these...132 weeks 11 hours ago
+1Asking an MD for an Informational InterviewHey everyone, So at a recent information session, I had a conversation with an MD that went pretty well and ended with me getting his contact information. I am about to follow up and I want to know if he is too senior for me to be asking for an <span class='keyword_link'><a...131 week 3 days ago
+1Best Groups at BMO Capital MarketsI have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> coming up with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/bmo-capital-markets"...136 days 12 hours ago
+1Apple looking to purchase McLarenTalk around <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/523422ba-7ffd-11e6-8e50-8ec15fb462f4">FT</a> is that Apple is looking to acquire McLaren Technology Group. What do you guys think on this potential acquisition? Final purchase price? And will this be Apple's big new wave?132 days 17 hours ago
+1A Physician With Good Returns. Can I Get Hired?Hello everyone. I am currently a resident physician that intends to finish residency training for personal reasons. However, I do not foresee myself practicing clinical medicine in the long run if I can help it. I enjoy talking to most patients and enjoy seeing them get better with my plans but...133 days 16 hours ago
+1BAML Superday 9/15/16Has anyone received an invitation? 122 weeks 4 hours ago
+1What effect will politics have on the market in the fall?Major indexes are near record highs and have been bullish for quite some time. Do you guys think there will be a correction within the next 2-3 months? Republican or Democrat this election seems to scare just about everyone. 122 weeks 6 days ago
+2Trading Floors - The Tragic EndingWas surfing the web and I found something that's worth sharing with the community: https://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/fae3941e-654b-47d3-9fe5-6bc5d5d46e62-original.jpeg The Before & After transformation of what was once the world's largest Trading Floor, This picture is...122 weeks 4 days ago
+1Goldman interview...in a bind..Hey WSO family, Back in July I applied to Goldman and was asked to interview via pre-recorded video in mid Aug (HireVue or whatever that software is called). I erroneously assumed that it was for <span class='keyword_link'><a...126 days 9 hours ago
+1Thoughts on CRI (Chartered Realty Investor) designation?I've heard plenty about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span>, CCIM, etc...but don't see much talk about the CRI designation and...128 hours 14 min ago
+1Advice: Quintuple Major Junior for Big4 consulting InternshipHi everybody, I am a junior, quintuple majoring in Enterprise Risk management, Economics, International Politics, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Art History (Minor in African American studies). I know at this point many of you will think that I am an insecure overachiever who has an...112 weeks 9 hours ago
+1MBA options / Help NeededHi, monkeys! I’m preparing myself to apply for an MBA next year, and I would really appreciate some help on defining my targets (given my background, GPA, <span class='keyword_link'><a...112 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Multi-Family Model - Rent Roll Import Does anyone know of any models out there that allow you to drop in the existing rent roll and model out retention (%s). I know REFM has a multi-family acquisition model, but doesn't allow the user to model retention probabilities and AE would be tedious to enter all tenants (350 units)....112 weeks 1 day ago
+1REPE- Is it better to start out of UG or do REIB first?I'm a junior in UG looking to go into REPE. One of my potential options for next summer is an internship at a top REPE firm, and if I get the offer I will most likely stay at that firm. However I keep hearing about how people do REIB out of undergrad for 1-2 years and then break into REPE....111 week 6 days ago
+1Is I-banking a still possibility for me?Hi, I'm a junior at University of Southern California and a lurker since mid-August. After my internship at a search fund (basically a micro private equity firm) in NYC, I was convinced that finance, and particularly investment banking, is what I want to do after hearing my managing...111 week 4 days ago
+1BB Bonus in HKWhat's the average <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> bonus for 1st year analysts in Hong Kong, as a percentage of base? How much does it vary by bucket...116 days 22 hours ago
+1Did You Negotiate Your First-Year Full-Time Salary?I have been talking to a few of my friends, who are already in industry, and majority of them talk about negotiating their salaries and how they wish they would have started negotiating earlier. Did you guys have any experience negotiating? What were the outcomes? Is it generally a good sign to...111 week 4 hours ago
+1Transition from Big 4 Consulting to PE - Advice neededHi, I need an advise on starting a career in PE. I want to make a career transition from Financial Risk Consulting (Ops Risk) to PE. My background: Currently, I am an risk advisory senior consultant at Big 4, prior to that I spent 2 years in finance transformation practice in another IT...114 hours 6 min ago
+1Quitting the Master's Program to Do a Full-Time IB Internshipxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx114 days 9 hours ago
+1Whats the word on Accounts Receivables Finance? (Career wise)I saw some accounts receivables position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/hsbc">HSBC</a></span>, careers in <span class='keyword_link'><a...111 day 5 hours ago
+1Lunch with Warren Buffett. Do i Include in extras or no?The title says it. I was lucky enough to attend the annual Q&A with Warren Buffet and got even luckier when sat across the table from him - then after 10 minutes Jimmy <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3b4fmvt"...101 week 6 days ago
+1Feedback on 2 to 5 Minute Stock PitchI have an interview coming up (Friday) with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/fidelity-investments" target="_blank">Fidelity</a></span> for the 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a...101 week 8 hours ago
+1Anybody recently take the Series 7? Kaplan?Is the Kaplan Q bank recognized as being traditionally harder than the exam? I am scoring 82, 71, and 68 on the exams thus far and they seem to be a bit challenging. Anyone who has recently taken the 7 out there?92 hours 57 min ago
+1Is FBLA worth joining?Senior in College. Is Future Business Leaders of America(collegiate Phi Beta Lambda) worth joining? I want to break into Investment Banking Division..92 weeks 1 day ago
+1Cornell Hotel vs Cornell EconI just externally transferred into the Cornell Hotel School this year. I'm currently a first-semester sophomore, and I want to break into investment banking. I was wondering if I should transfer into econ in CAS (perhaps that might be better). I am also thinking about possibly majoring in...921 hours 5 min ago
+1Really dislike how replies and quotes are shownIt's super confusing to have replies shown in the reddit style where everything is going off the main comment. Really hard when you're reading old threads and the replies jump everywhere, especially since there's no way to collapse main comments or sort by ranking, how old a reply...91 day 5 hours ago
+1Final word on Cover LettersI have spoken to current and former <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> recruiters, resume consultants, headhunters, and people who recently got offers at BBs...91 week 2 days ago
+1Acquiring job as an analyst or a trader with no formal education Does not having a formal education act as a true hindrance to access to the industry, and if not what is the catalyst that would allow me to gain access? I'm currently just a day <span class='keyword_link'><a...91 day 13 hours ago
+1What to do between now and JanuaryI am a recent grad who will be starting at a t2 strategy consulting firm this January. I have already spent time travelling and relaxing over the summer and would like to make some professional progress between now and January. If you were in this position, what times of opportunities would...94 days 23 hours ago
+1Only 3 to 5 global banks will remain in a few years according to McKinseyMcKinsey released their latest Banking Industry report, predicting: <em>"In the next three to five years, McKinsey says a whole new market structure is likely to emerge in global banking.</em> Firstly, anything from five to seven of today’s 10 global banks are likely to...91 week 5 hours ago
+1How would you feel if your boss is younger than you?Maybe he has an MBA and you don't or he went to an ivy league school and you didn't. Or he got the position through connections of family/friends/colleagues... 91 day 17 hours ago
+2Interview Attire for London InterviewsGot an AC in October for consulting (hopefully get some in IB aswell). I just want to know what is acceptable to wear in The City. I'm thinking of a black suit, black shoes, white shirt and red tie. I know brown shoes aren't accepted by some places. I'm just kinda freaked out...82 weeks 2 days ago
+1Do Investment Bankers have the time to run a small business?Do Investment Bankers have the time to run a small business? Working 70-100 hours. Is it possible? Maybe in the associate years?83 weeks 12 hours ago
+1"Selected Transaction Experience" Resume - Reverse Chronological Order?[DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED][DELETED]82 weeks 6 days ago
+1Master's GPA for RecruitingHey everyone, I'm currently a student at a master's of management program in the U.S., and I'm a bit confused about how my GPA is viewed in comparison to my undergraduate GPA. We will only have four grades when we submit our resumes to recruiters, vs. my undergraduate GPA which...82 weeks 4 days ago
+1Best degrees for IB ?Greetings to all. (In regards to Investment banking) This is my first post here so forgive my ignorance and any future facepalming that may arise. I know this question has been milked and beaten to death;however,would a major in Finance and a minor in software engineering be of any...82 weeks 5 days ago
+1LBO Model question1. In an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span> deal, do we have to use the target's cash on hand as a source? Say if target has $2MM cash on it's...82 weeks 5 days ago
+1Modeling courses or Argus Cert?Which would be the better investment for a position in real estate finance if you can only choose one? Something like REFM or Argus Cert?81 hour 49 min ago
+1Credit AnalaytI am currently working as the credit analyst for almost a year in a non-American major electronics company. I joined here as it gave me good exposure in financial analysis for small to large corps. However, I do not see myself working in the credit field for the long haul. Ideally, I would like...81 week 4 days ago
+1Best financial modelling accreditation??I was wondering what would be the best program/course you can do that will give the most respected accreditation(i.e accepted by recruiters/IBs/employers) for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/"...82 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Cornell Real Estate Case CompetitionHello Monkeys! I recently was selected to compete on my college's team for the Cornell Real Estate Case Competition. I have worked on plenty of real estate case studies and I know how to create a relatively in depth analysis of a deal. What I have not done is any case competitions....81 week 1 day ago
+1Baruch Argus training courseBaruch in NYC has a month long Argus training course in person for any one to take. It's $399 vs. $1000 for Argus cert. Would this be just as good as getting certified? would it look good on resume to employers? I have a full time job now but 1000 to shell out for the cert is a lot.81 week 14 hours ago
+1Video Game on ResumeHi all, I used to be a semi professional gamer back in middle school for a game called Dota and have ranked top 100 in a game called League of Legends which is a relatively big pc game. My question is... do you think it would be beneficial to talk about that experience during an interview?...81 week 1 day ago
+1INTERNAL AUDIT OR FINANCEI'm applying to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...84 days 11 hours ago
+1Can I leave off college I attended for 1 year before transferring to another school?I attended a good private school for high school, but I made terrible grades and had to go to Crappy College my freshman year before transferring to Semi-Target for the remaining three years of undergrad. Is it misleading to include my high school and Semi-Target while leaving off Crappy College...84 days 4 hours ago
+1Monday's presidential debate: who you taking?As most of you know... Monday follows NFL Sunday. Monday also happens to be the first of 3 presidential yelling matches -- err debates. What are your thoughts on: Who do you think is proclaimed the winner of this debate? 1- Mark Cuban sitting front row. 2- Over/under on number of...82 days 1 hour ago
+1Personal Trading activity while in IBDHi all, This topic has been discussed in the past, albeit on an old thread from 2009 (what I could find) and only covered stocks on exchanges. I wanted to get the opinion of the current full time personnel in the Investment Banking and related fields, on whether similar rules (preclearing...81 day 7 hours ago
+1PE: What are your interests outside of work?Aside from the fact that work permeates all parts of life, what sorts of interests or hobby do you all have? For example, I like to read about psychology, which is why I'm asking this question. Curious to see if there are any consistent interests across the industry. Let's hear em72 weeks 5 days ago
+2faster, better daily market updates using Excel VBA (code included)I wanted to share a tool I use to stay up to date with the markets with all the other monkeys out there looking for a job especially in S&T. I use a pretty cool excel sheet to get my daily market updates without having to surf through the web/click back and forth between different websites....73 weeks 5 days ago
+1Quit my job 2 months ago and didn't get an offerHello everyone, I am in a bit of a situation now: I had an interview a few months ago and everything went well and was contacted by the HR that they will put together an offer. For some reason, I had some comfort and just quit my job before signing the contract (yes, it was a stupid mistake). It...73 weeks 20 hours ago
+1Best Consulting Firm for Media & EntertainmentDoes anyone have any recommendations on how to structure my Strategy Consulting Job search if I am dead set on going into the Media & Entertainment practice? Direct Questions Include: 1. Which firm is the best for the Media & Entertainment practice? 2. Will I even get to choose if...72 weeks 4 days ago
+12017 SA Interviews - Letting your interviewer know your intention is to leave in 3-4 yearsHey all, I'd like to hear everyone (or anyone's) thoughts on letting your interviewers know that you intend to stay in their investment banking division for only 3-4 years. Before you go ahead, a bit of context: 1. I'm based in Asia (SG/HK) where the 2-year stint then MBA...72 weeks 6 days ago
+1Question on FuturesHi all, I had a question regarding futures (a very basic one, but I am new to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>: Does a futures contract work both ways? Meaning,...72 weeks 5 days ago
+1Getting out of the back office. CFA vs MSF I am wondering if anyone could offer me some advice. I am a 2015 grad from a Big 10 business school with 3.3 GPA. For the last year I have been working in a markets <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 3 days ago
+1URGENT: Wealth Management or Financial Law?I am a sophomore deciding between two fall <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>: one in the Wealth Management division at MassMutual, and one at a USNWR...72 weeks 4 days ago
+1IBanking Internship w/out econ/business-related undergrad & grad in NYC?This week, I moved near NYC after my 1st year of an MSc at Oxford in pharmaceutical development/science in order to complete my research on brain-related drugs. We're able to perform our research remotely for my course, by the way. And, I'm seeking an internship specific to healthcare...72 weeks 5 days ago
+1Goldman doesn't want to Make America Great AgainInteresting article about a potential conflict of interest at the firm. http://fortune.com/2016/09/06/goldman-elite-trump-pence/72 weeks 21 hours ago
+1Lazard 1st round interview helpI have an upcoming first round telephone interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>. I was wondering what kind of questions do they ask. Any other advice would be appreciated...72 weeks 7 hours ago
+1Can I even enter at this point?Hi all, I've recently quit my job and was invited to work on a startup with a friend in Asia. We raised over 100k in VC funding and were about to start but my partner had a family emergency and our investor pulled out because I can't do it alone for reasons I won't go into...72 weeks 3 days ago
+1Medical Leave of Absence on Resume?Hey guys, I'm a senior at a target who is applying for FT roles. I'm coming back from a pretty serious surgery that forced me to miss the last academic year. On my transcript it shows that I took a medical leave of absence but I wasn't sure if I should include this on my...72 weeks 2 days ago
+1Calling all Energy guysTwo questions for the NRG guys out there: 1-What are some resources to prepare for an SA interview at Energy groups in Houston? 2-Where in the Energy sector would you invest right now? What are your favorite themes and where do you see value? Thanks :)72 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Should their be an age cuttoff for running for President?We already have a minimum age of 35 so I don't see how having a age limit around 60-65 or less would be such a bad thing. Hillary and Trump seem to be very secretive about their health. Curious to hear @Eddie Braverman" 's take since he had a similar post regarding voter age...71 week 1 day ago
+1CS v Barclays IBD Summer Associate... ....73 days 4 hours ago
+1Bank of the Ozarks Real Estate Specialties GroupHas anyone worked for or with Bank of the Ozarks Real Estate Specialties group? From what I understand they are becoming one of the larger construction/<span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 11 hours ago
+1What do you guys think of this cold email sample?My name is John Doe. I am a Real Estate Acquisitions Analyst currently working on a one-and-a-half-year contract for a private equity firm in San Diego, California. Moving forward, I am very interested in returning home to City X where I can leverage my experience in underwriting of multifamily...71 week 6 days ago
+1REPE Options Post-MBAI'm currently employed by a large and reputable <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span>, my current position is rotational in nature meaning...71 week 6 days ago
+1Beautifying my CV - too far?So I am a second year analyst in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> and am looking to break into <span...71 week 5 days ago
+1Deloitte IB analyst interviewHave a first round phone interview coming up with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> MM IB for a FT Analyst role. Is anybody familiar with the interview...71 week 1 day ago
+1Non-target resume boostersI'm a college freshman at a non-target university in the southeast. My school does have one of the best accounting and law schools in the country, or at least that's what they told me at orientation. Anyway, I want to break into investment banking when i graduate, so for now I'm...71 week 1 day ago
+1How to recover after bad first two years?I'm in my third year now of my BBA. I did one internship in my first year at an insurance firm. My grades were decent in first year (around 3.65). My school has a coop program that, due to a small miscommunication, I didn't get in to. The program is what the school's known for and...74 days 2 hours ago
+1Baruch MSF to rebrand myselfFirst post!! Sorry in advance for the lengthy post... really conflicted right now and had to seek advice. Background: I graduated 2014 from a top 20 school in the northeast with a major in statistics but with a GPA of 2.8. Because of the low GPA, I was discouraged to apply to any top firms...71 day 12 hours ago
+1FO/BO summer internships to translate to FT consultinghey guys, I'm a junior at a target going through recruiting right now. I'm aiming for a consulting internship, but that seems unlikely given how competitive it is and how few juniors actually get hired since consulting heavily recruits for FT instead of summer <span...74 days 1 hour ago
+1Deloitte Advisory Intern Interviewing ProcessHey everyone! I applied for an Advisory Internship-Business Risk with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> for the upcoming summer. I had the on campus...72 days 1 hour ago
+1Just learned I have a 1st round for a BP trading internship. It's tomorrow afternoon. What should I expect?I have the WSO Technical & Behavioral Guides (albeit older copies). How would this interview differ from any other S&T 1st rounds? Is it any different because it's for <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 23 hours ago
+1Will I fail my background check ?I got a compensation questionnaire before and I was getting paid $x at my old job. I listed $Y because I had an oral agreement with the employer that it would be Y. I just got a call today asking about the discrepancy in pay stub and what's listed on compensation questionnaire and I said...722 hours 35 min ago
+1How does everyone see the current NYC resi market?How does everyone see Manhattan/Brooklyn resi market? And let's discuss Jersey City too if interested.76 hours 3 min ago
+1What should I do: FoF at major PE investor or FoF-Co-Invest-Secondary at smaller PE pension fundHi, There are currently two (excellent) offers on the table. One at a large PE investor (team) where I will work in FoF (think: Harbourvest), and another one at a 3-5x smaller pension funds PE investor (still large: >5 bln AUM) where I will work on FoF-Co-Sec investments. Apart from some...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Stephens Inc Investment Banking Associate Phone Interview and Modeling ExerciseJust wanted to know if anyone can share experience on their investment banking associate phone interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/stephens-inc" target="_blank">Stephens Inc</a></span>. I...66 days 18 min ago
+1How Frequently Should You Dry-clean Your Suit?So I am trying to figure out the most efficient system for dry-cleaning my suits. I have 3 dark grey/dark blue suits so far (3 blazers, but 4 bottoms just in case). Btw I usually steam the suit every night, so it doesn't look bad in the morning. Not sure if steaming it is enough....63 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Leaving CRE for Finance worldHas anyone successfully crossed over from CRE into Hedge Fund world? I'm an acquisitions associate in NYC RE but I could not be more jaded with the current cycle. Have been reading tons of <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 5 days ago
+1Big 4 Offer taking a long time Wondering if anyone else has had an issue with an formal offer from a Big4 taking a long time to come through. I got a verbal for a Senior Consultant position from a Big4 the last week of July. They came back to me less than 24 hours after my <span class='keyword_link'><a...63 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Messed Up Networking Emails - Advice NeededSo I've been sending out a bunch of networking emails to try and get in touch with alumni. I emailed about 5 people at the same bank on the same day with the same email template (swapping out the names of course). I later receive a reply from an analyst saying that he knows I copy-pasted...62 weeks 5 days ago
+1Questions for Entry Development Associate InterviewI have a second round interview for a Development Associate position coming up and would like to know some good talking points or questions to bring up during the interview. The product is Class A office and multifamily in a major market (NYC/Boston/DC). I have a basic understanding of...63 weeks 6 hours ago
+1Breaking into Life Science Consulting Hi All! I've seen a lot of posts about people transitioning from a PhD into life science consulting, but none regarding people who want/who have jumped ship with just a Master's Degree. I have a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and have been working at a startup...63 days 9 hours ago
+1What undergraduate degrees should an international student take if they are looking to get an MBA in America?I currently live in Australia and have been accepted into all the top 5 university we have here. I was reading a lot of the topics that have been posted on the WSO about undergraduates who dive straight into business oriented degrees before the MBA are doing more harm to themselves. I wanted to...62 weeks 3 days ago
+1Is it worth going to banking/finance at 33 ?Hi Folks, I'm 33 and finishing off MBA. Looking at Linkedin profile I see people of my age have already hit the Director/SVP post so I will be starting at the lowest of the ladder or does buy side offer better life-work balance at this stage ? P.S I do have an <span...62 weeks 4 days ago
+1Soph SA oddsI'm a sophomore at a semi-target (think: UVA, Emory, UNC, Mich). I'm not sure how to describe it but one of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>...62 weeks 2 days ago
+1Advice on getting out of energy...Guys, I have never posted a discussion here before, but I am hoping some of you all might be able to help me out a bit. I am a Corporate development professional (sr analyst, 2 juniors under me, I report to the director of corp dev and the two of us do meaningfully all the M&A work and...62 days 10 hours ago
+1Databases to Pull Financials and Other Info for Private, PE-backed Company?Does anyone have any recommendations on what database to use or how to go about finding financial and other material information regarding a private, PE-backed company? I was thinking of Dunn & Bradstreet or PrivCo but have not used them before and wanted to generate a few suggestions...61 week 1 day ago
+1Mid-size Private Equity vs. Big4 accounting firm M&A advisoryHello everyone, I'm in a position to start full-time either in a mid-size private equity or big4 accounting firm M&A advisory. What's your opinion on this if the pay is similar? One thing that I am concerned with in PE is that it might be not as a strong reference when applying for...61 week 4 days ago
+1Stability / Job Security during a downturn...?Curious to get everyone's take on what job's and sectors within real estate are most inelastic to economic cycles. For instance, I would think that taking a job with a MF Developer right now might be risky - an asset class that is cyclical and arguably in the 8th+ inning - AND with a...62 days 13 hours ago
+1Bloomberg Functions to Track Agency MBS performances?Hi All, Here's what I know: 1) MOAS <GO> : This gives a big picture of each TBA coupon levels' daily change, also their OAS. 2) MTGEFNCL & MTGEGNSF: these are two benchmark yield could be quickly used for charting to get FN and GN pools' spreads. Could anyone...61 week 3 days ago
+1LSE Law degree Hi everyone, I am currently applying to universities in England, and have been looking at the Anthropology with Law degree from LSE. I was wondering what peoples opinions on a course like this are for getting onto an analyst programme at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...66 days 4 hours ago
+1International Banker in New YorkHello everyone! I am a second-year IB analyst at a lower end boutique in NYC (almost 2 years). Originally from China, I came to the US for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>...61 week 2 hours ago
+1University of AlabamaI'm going to UA next year and I was wondering if anyone knows how Alabama's investment banking academy places for investment banking? Also, how many people from Alabama's graduating classes usually make it to Wall Street out of college?66 days 5 hours ago
+1Transition from Investment Banking Analyst to RE Analyst with a focus On HospitalityLooking to make lateral into an RE analyst position with a four year background in Investment Banking Analysis (decent firms). Not sure where to start. Open to suggestions. Would be interested in doing something that relates to hospitality (on the RE analyst side). Any suggestions on how to...61 week 4 hours ago
+1Non-target, transfer questionsI am an undergraduate at a top-35 (non-target) school whose focus is not finance. I have transferred to this school from a bottom-100 school, and am currently starting Junior year. I am considering transferring to Cornell. *Assuming* I get accepted, should I transfer, and will my path...66 days 4 hours ago
+1JP Morgan Asia Jumpstart EventAnyone here has received the interview invitation for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> Asia Jumpstart Event in NYC? Some of my friends have received the interview, but I...610 hours 17 min ago
+1Not enough experience... But what are my optionsI have been in contact with a recruiter for a large IB. I have been persistent about pursuing their analyst position. But they've recently told me that it would be difficult to land a position because I lack an IB internship. What are my options? My degree is in mathematics from a...64 days 14 hours ago
+1FHA/FNMA/FHLMC UnderwriterI'm a third year analyst with a private mortgage lender specializing in FHA HUD and FNMA DUS lending. I'm currently considering a career in underwriting, but am curious as to others experience with either FHA, FNMA, or FHLMC underwriting. The obvious difference is the underwriting...63 hours 5 min ago
+1Reapplying to McKinseyHi Guys, So I was interviewed for a position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> & Company and I received a rejection letter immediately after taking the required...64 days 10 hours ago
+1HFT CompensationWhat does trader / algo. dev. compensation at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-high-frequency-trading-hft">HFT</a></span> firm such as Hudson River look like 5 years out?622 hours 25 min ago
+1University dilemmaHey everyone, I'm a soon-to-be uni student and I needed some advice on which uni is the best overall and which one has a greater influence when it comes to placements in <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 days 5 hours ago
+1What if I Can't Afford a Target School?I see so much hype around this website about attending a target school, and that it is very difficult to break into a good finance career without a target school background. However, is it worth it to <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 day 13 hours ago
+1Good group, worth reaching out to headhunters?So I'm a 1Y at a pretty good boutique (MoCo/Laz/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span>/Gugg) that traditionally has had gotten good upper-MM/even MF looks...53 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Bridgewater Pre-Interview Skills TestI was contacted about an Investment Associate opening at Bwater and they said that there will be a skills test. Anyone know what it is about? It's supposed to be an hour long and something I email back (possibly some <span class='keyword_link'><a...56 hours 35 min ago
+1Short list of the top MSF programs in the US - need helpGuys, I'm trying to come up with the list of top 10 MSF programs in the US. Right now I have a list of 17 programs. Can you help me to eliminate the weakest among them? And if I missed some strong programs, let me know, please. The list: MIT, Princeton University, Vanderbilt University,...52 weeks 6 days ago
+1Has anyone here successfully jumped from the US to Europe or Asia?I am getting to the point in my life where I am wanting to ditch the States for a few years and move to Europe or Asia, however I dont want to take a step back in my current career in real estate. Has anyone had any success moving to Europe or Asia and being able to find a job in Real Estate...53 weeks 1 day ago
+1Does anyone notice people move from FP&A to other parts of the business?maybe it's just my industry, or perhaps more specifically, my company, but it seems many eople who started in FP&A or commercial finance roles actually move to other parts of the organization. sure, some go into M&A or strategy but i've seen many others move into somewhat...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1FT MF recruiting out of undergradBackground: I am a senior at a target (think Columbia, Chicago, Duke), have a ~3.9 GPA, interned in one of the "top groups" at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>/<span...53 weeks 14 min ago
+1Need advice picking a master's degree Hey guys! So I just finished my bachelor's in economics from India and I would like to ideally get into a top MBA program in the 2017 fall. I have the grades for it and I went to one of the top unis in the country however I intend to send in applications within the month and I have no work...52 weeks 3 days ago
+1Which finance positions do not care about your gpa?I know a lot of jobs care about your college gpa, but can you name some finance jobs that do not care? Assuming you also have little or no relevant work experience. Thanks52 weeks 6 days ago
+1RESUME CRITIQUE: Graduating Senior, Two Banking (IBD and Credit) Internships, Big 10 Semi-Target, 3.61 GPA ...52 weeks 5 days ago
+1Should I go for VP position or keep Treasurer position for a club at school?Wanted to get some leadership position at school so joined an eboard of a Pre-Health club at my school as a treasurer(Lol only club that let me join the eboard. I was pre-health before). Now the Vice President position opened up, should I go for that or keep treasurer position? 52 weeks 3 days ago
+1Terminal Value Calculation in a DCF for a private companySay the CEO of a company has approached your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> to sell their company. How would you go about calculating the terminal...52 weeks 1 day ago
+1Lazard SF Exit OppsWas wondering how <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span>'s SF Tech group is viewed? Couldn't find much information on the forum. 52 weeks 1 day ago
+1FT Analyst Investment Banking Modeling Case StudyI have recently been selected to a attend a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">super day</a></span> at a middle-market <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 3 days ago
+1GS BACKGROUND CHECKSHOW THOROUGH IS <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> WITH THE BACKGROUND CHECKS WITH REGARD TO SCHOOL, CRIMINAL RECORD, WORK HISTORY, ETC. HOW MANY YEARS BACK DO THEY CHECK? ANYONE WHO...52 weeks 3 days ago
+1Sleeper Soph SA optionsI'm currently in the pipeline for a couple of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> Soph SA programs and had wondered what you guys think would be a good...51 week 6 days ago
+1No Work Agreement? Should I be worried?I recently accepted an internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/breaking-into-private-equity-and-vc">venture capital</a></span> boutique (very small team). When I went in for the initial training, I...51 week 13 hours ago
+1Looking for American vs European waterfall exampleHi everyone, Does anyone have a worked example to show the difference between American vs European waterfall calculations? I do understand the concept but would like to see an example on it. Managed to find this article online but have no clue how the figures came about...51 week 6 days ago
+1When Should You Prepare for the GMAT? I was wondering what the general advice is for taking the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>. i found some 2016 and 2017 Kaplan books at my school that...51 week 5 days ago
+1Good Follow Up Letter Dear _______, Thank you so much for taking the time to present at the ______ Business School tonight! I really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the financial industry and particularly about ___Bank Name____. During the presentation I was very impressed with what I learned of...51 week 6 days ago
+1Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing InterviewI recently had two phone interviews with the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> Real Estate group (MSREI) for a full-time entry level analyst position. Does anyone know...51 week 1 day ago
+1Is it too late to short Deutsche Bank?In an investment game in my class and so far my big winner has been shorting <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>. Should I short <span...51 week 4 days ago
+1Enterprise Value: Subtracting Investments in AssociatesBasically asking for clarification: Why do you subtract investments in associates when calculating <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">EV</a></span>? My understanding is...56 days 1 hour ago
+1Exit opps for Specialty Finance & Fintech investment banking?Hey guys, was wondering if anyone had any insight on exit opps for specialty finance and fintech investment banking. thanks in advance. 56 days 5 min ago
+1Typing speed as a technical skill for IB Hello everyone I am currently applying for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> summer <span class='keyword_link'><a...56 days 10 hours ago
+1Breaking into IB from consultingHi Guys, I'm new to the site so not sure if I'm posting in the right place but here goes. I recently graduated from the University of Denver, a private school in CO. I graduated from the business school with a marketing major and finance minor with pretty bad grades. My major...55 days 9 hours ago
+1Computer skills in cover letterHi guys! I am currently crafting my cover letters for consulting <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>. I have included my relevant skills and why I have...51 day 12 hours ago
+1Thoughts on this as a suit for interviews?Hopefully I can get more response here. Image is attached. Looking to buy first suit for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interviews</a></span>....51 day 20 hours ago
+1Brevan Howard Cuts Some Fees to 0%<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/brevan-howard" target="_blank">Brevan Howard</a></span> announced today that they are cutting some management fees to 0%. It probably signals that things are getting...51 hour 43 min ago
+1Resume Review: After 1 year investment banking experience, try to break into consulting through graduate schoolHi, I would appreciate it very much if someone can have a look at my CV. I have 1.5 investment banking experiences (6 months rotation in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-banking-PB">private...42 weeks 4 days ago
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+1Christian Louboutin Loafers - MenWhat do we think of men wearing studded/spiked loafers for parties / casual / special occasions ? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f5/25/2e/f5252ef77d5f364c605aa4e62d0d6f16.jpg Yay or nay?42 weeks 53 min ago
+1High Frequency Trading (law and econ)A general paper discussing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-high-frequency-trading-hft">HFT</a></span> through the intersection of law and economics. It's mostly generalist and...44 days 11 hours ago
+1Follow your passion and you never have to work a day in your life?So I was wondering, what's the stance of most of the monkeys around here in regards to this statement? I was reading this article earlier: http://www.inc.com/quora/this-is-one-piece-of-career-advice-you-should-always-ignore.html Basically, the article explained that [quote]...421 min 34 sec ago
+1Capital Markets Shops/Group with Best Hours?Hey all - I'm currently a junior at a target school getting ready to go through recruiting. I'm looking pretty seriously at capital markets roles but wanted to know if anyone has any insight into which banks have <span class='keyword_link'><a...33 weeks 6 hours ago
+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://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...32 years 4 months ago
+1Interview in Fixed Income Investment/Credit Research tipsI posted the below post in the Career help section but was not getting any responses so I figured I try here. I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span> in...32 weeks 1 day ago
+1Ever hear of Stripes Group?Undergraduate junior here, currently going through the recruiting season for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span...31 week 5 days ago
+1Are things really that bad?Just spoke to our senior Sales/Trading guy and he's pretty pessimistic about the markets and activity in the near future. Granted, he is seeing little activity and already is a pretty pessimistic guy. What do you monkeys think?31 week 3 days ago
+1Making mistakes on the jobDo many analysts make mistakes on the job, especially as first years? Does anyone have tips at reducing careless mistakes? I hear all of this talk about being accurate as possible. Almost all of the work I hand in requires some kind of markup, usually because other people prefer to include...31 week 2 days ago
+1Baltic amber in facial moisturizer? Is it even possible? Viking Shield - how did they manage to put baltic amber in their facial moisturizer? Is it in liquid form? Amber oil? 35 days 5 hours ago
+1Buffet vs. Taleb on the newsI'm a big fan of Nassim Taleb - the philosopher/statistician/trader best known for his books "The Black Swan" and "Fooled by randomness". It's clear Taleb isn't one for poring through newspapers on a daily basis. In his books, he basically claims that...23 weeks 2 days ago
+1Bottom-up BetasI understand that when doing a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> for a private company, we usually have to calculate an estimate of the...22 weeks 4 days ago
+1Most Useful Internships for a Future CFO Career Hi everyone, I am currently in the final stages of my bachelor degree in Business at Vienna School of Business and Economics (Austria, Europe). I will finish Jan-2017 with 1.00 (best GPA possible) and will take till Sep-2018 to gain some experience doing multiple internships which brings me...21 week 6 days ago
+1Evercore Activism & DefenseCan anyone shed some color on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span>'s relatively new group, Activism & Defense? I'm interested in learning about...21 week 5 days ago
+1Fed Decision Thread[quote]"At 2 p.m. ET the Federal Open Markets Committee will release its latest monetary policy decision. With market-implied odds of an interest rate rise hovering around 20 percent, tightening today would come as a major surprise to investors, even as some argue that the time is right to...26 days 7 hours ago
+1Need some networking adviceI have already applied to a graduate scheme for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span> in London. Now im going to the networking event, how do i make myself...21 day 9 hours ago
+1Can I Apply To Deloitte Consulting??Hey everyone, So I'm a junior at a top 40 university in the U.S. I am working on applying to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> <span...21 day 1 min ago
+1Accounting Major > Finance Major I am currently a sophomore who has been <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> stocks and options for over a year. I am learning <span...21 day 5 hours ago
+1Will Emerson- Margin Call 2011I come back to this movie, time and again and I like the boardroom scene the most. In the scene at the roof top of office building with Peter and Seth, he says that out of the 2.5 million that he made last year, he spent on Tax: 1.25 million = 50% Mortgage: 300k = 12% Sent to parents: 150k...13 weeks 3 days ago
+1The $400 Million Mistake at Lazard: Solarcity "Undervalued" in Tesla PurchaseThis was a juicy <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-solarcity-lazard-idUSKCN11635K">little story</a> that came out today...apparently someone double-counted some projected indebtedness for SolarCity which dropped the projected valuation range by $400m. That comes...13 weeks 5 days ago
+1Starting from the bottom(entry level positions) if you want to change industries?Lets say you worked in a specific job or industry for 10 years and want to change industries. For example, lets say you were in financial accounting for 10 years and you are now a Senior Manager. You decided that you want to work in Investment Banking instead. Does this mean that if you...13 weeks 2 days ago
+1 Earnings call for S&P500 stocks Where can I find earnings call for S&P500 stocks? Is there a site which provides this for free?12 weeks 6 hours ago
+1Earnings call for S&P500 stocksWhere can I find earnings call for S&P500 stocks? Can you list a few sites which provides this for free?12 weeks 4 days ago
+1Capital Markets ? Can someone tell me what is the capital markets ? What spectrum of the Ibanking it lie...? P.S I'm a 2nd Yr MBA student. 12 weeks 4 days ago
+1Seattle Turns Away From Micro-HousingAlthough not the most popular option. Micro-Housing has provided a cheap and affordable living option for college students, young professionals, and beginning families. Rather than living in the suburbs or cramped with roommates in cities people can live alone in centrally-located apartments...12 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Recommend sources to learn about Market Making theory?Hey guys, I am applying to the Prop Trading firms in US and Europe(CTC, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/optiver" target="_blank">Optiver</a></span>, IMC, etc). From the interview question examples...11 week 6 days ago
+1questions on 2 ways to calculate ocfHello everybody! I have a small question on OCF calculations. I found that there exists 2 different ways to calculate OCF. It seems that the second one is generally accepted, but the first way is also found in some textbooks and websites. The answers calculated by two equations don't...11 week 4 days ago
+1Baird Equity Research Phone InterviewHey Everyone, I have a phone interview coming up with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/robert-w-baird-co" target="_blank">Robert W. Baird</a></span>. The position I applied for is Equity Research...11 week 1 day ago
+1Labeling Millions of PeopleHillary Clinton said that half of Donald Trump's supporters are deplorable and that they are racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. She had no right to say that. She judged and labeled people who she knows nothing about. She went too far. She should be ashamed of herself for saying such awful...11 week 5 hours ago
+1UBS IBD 1st round interviewHi, I have a telephone interview for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a...14 days 1 hour ago
+1Someone is having a worse day than youSolarCity advisor Lazard made mistake in deal with Tesla Lazard Ltd (LAZ.N), the investment bank that advised SolarCity Corp on its $2.6 billion sale to Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O), made an error in its analysis that discounted the value of the U.S. solar energy company by $400 million, a...03 weeks 5 days ago
+1Makena Capital Management Internship / Analyst ProgramFor all interested in Investment Analyst <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park.......... Interview...03 weeks 3 days ago
+1The School Bell Rings! It's Time for Class!<div style="text-align: justify;"> As most teachers do, I mark time in academic rather than in calendar years and as September dawns, it is New Year's eve for me and a new class is set to begin. In just under a week, on September 7, 2016, I will walk into a classroom and...02 weeks 6 days ago
+1Thesis Writing ServiceWe provide unsurpassed dissertation writing services to our valuable clients. Our experts are good at preparing your coursework within the deadline. Dissertation or a thesis is the art of organizing the specifics of the thesis. A prim and proper proposal trails a detailed mapping of necessary...02 weeks 20 hours ago
+1Specialization of ARM MLM business softwareToday several millions of people are involving in multi level marketing business to earn big money. But, A lot of people in this business do not make the fulfillment of the dream. That's why, we makes ARM MLM business software to control your multi level marketing website very smoothly....02 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Samsung Shares Plummet: Has the Fat Lady Sung?Samsung has lost $22 billion in market value and the stock has dropped 11%. [quote]“The market certainly thinks this is going to cost more than $1 billion,” said Anthea Lai, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. “You have to persuade normal consumers that they should try to convince...02 weeks 5 hours ago
+1Deutsche Asked to pay $14B for MBS Fallout. What do you think the final number will be?[quote]The U.S. Justice Department proposed that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deutsche-bank">Deutsche Bank</a></span> AG pay $14 billion to settle a set of high-profile mortgage-securities probes stemming...01 week 4 days ago
+1IB case study - looking for training materialHi everybody, I'm an intern in a French IB, and I'll have to work on m&a/other IB cases during the full-time position recruiting process. Do some of you have good websites / documents that could help me to practice, with correction included (if possible) ? That would be...01 week 2 days ago
+1Fairness Opinions: Fix them or Flush them!<div style="text-align: justify;"> My post on the Tesla/SCTY deal about the ineptitude and laziness that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> and <span...01 week 20 hours ago
+1Spectacles: Tech or Toy?Snap Inc. just made it's first move away from their widely successful app (Snapchat) and is set to release their video recording glasses called spectacles this fall.<!--break--> [quote]When you slip Spectacles on and tap a button near the hinge, it records up to 10 seconds of video...02 days 2 hours ago
+22016 Election: Where's The Immovable Object?Approaching <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/09/26/heres-what-clinton-and-trump-must-do-on-the-debate-stage-to-win-the-night/">tonight’s debate</a>, I thought many of the same thoughts that people all around The United States were thinking. Questions such as,...01 day 10 hours ago
+1[UK] What should I be doing? I've recently graduated from a top uni in the UK (Imperial College), with an engineering degree (BEng). I didn't apply to many places during my final year so I didn't get any job offers, partly because I didn't think I'd graduate with a good grade so it'd have been...01 day 3 hours ago
+1Starting a Career at Barclay's S&T: Good Idea?Title says it all. Is Barclay's a good firm to start out at? Ultimately I'm interested in an algorithmic/quantitative <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>...161 week 2 days ago
+1How Tax Rate affects Enterprise Value (EV)Hi all, I have some questions on an undying topic that's continuously discussed on the street: how tax rate affects <span class='keyword_link'><a...112 weeks 4 days ago
+1Delaying Graduation for IBDoes anyone have experience with delaying graduation or know someone who does? I recruited for SA IB jobs last fall and didn't network properly or prepare nearly enough. I was able to land a position at a small shop and I got the return offer but will likely be declining it. I am wondering...111 week 5 days ago
+1Tier 1 summer internship vs tier 2 full time analystMy friend is in a bit of a dilemma, he has received a full time analyst offer to start in 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> at a tier 2...115 days 9 hours ago
+1What is something a high school student can do to prepare for a career in asset management (HF)?I am now on holidays from school and I am set on a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span>, specifically Hedge Funds. What are some things...94 days 18 hours ago
+1BB Interview in US (foreigner) How to tell them that in interview?In interest of my anonymity I won't say where I'm from. I have an interview at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> soon and I'm a...81 day 4 hours ago
+1Yale Outperforms Harvard Once AgainFor the sixth year in a row, Yale's endowment has outperformed Harvard with its 3.4% investment gain. These are the stats for Yale's Ivy League peers: [quote]Harvard on Thursday said its investments declined by 2 percent, lowering the value of the largest fund in higher...71 day 6 hours ago
+1Anyone interviewed at Goldman Sachs?? Advise neededDear fellow monkeys! I have been already in 3 phone/video interview rounds with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> for an operations associate...62 weeks 5 days ago
+1Anyone know anything about GSAM AIMS Private Equity Group or GSAM Credit Alternatives (Liberty Harbor)?Anyone know about these two groups in terms of exit opps to PE, pay, hours, etc.? How are they compared to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>?62 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Lots of travelHey, just out of curiosity... is there any kind of job in finance, that would require you to travel between London and NYC (or other world financial centres) often (at least 2 times a month)?51 week 4 days ago
+1Just trying to break into IB and must perfect DCF modelling the right way. Pretty much what the title says. I need desperate help to perfect <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span>. Resources that i've found online...56 days 13 hours ago
+1Introducing Myself - Ankit KumarHey I am new here. I am in Fiance Industry. I am here to learn about the new things about the investment market and share my views about it. Thanks in Advance55 hours 17 min ago
+2Post more - I'm boredGuys look I'm bored. The posts / topics lately are horrible and I have nothing to look forward to reading when taking a dump. We need real topics, do your best #yolo. 13 weeks 3 days ago
+11a TRUE day in the life of an M&A investment banking analyst<strong>9:30 am</strong> – Arrive to work and head straight to the break room in order to pick up a couple breakfast burritos and an OJ. Hang up my suit jacket and proceed to fist-bump my favorite analysts <strong>10:00 am</strong> – Check my email, listen to...303 hours 49 min ago
0Feedback on JPM cover letterDeleted DeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeleted263 weeks 3 days ago
0I am a idiotic pussyLast year I found out about WSO. WSO has taught me various things and opened my eyes about the possibilities in finance, or any career for that matter. I would like to share my story and ask for advice. Please bear with me as I will try to make this elaborate, yet concisive. I am 23 year...113 weeks 1 day ago
+2When do IBs ask for transcripts for SA recruiting?Hey all - Was wondering when exactly in the recruiting process IBs ask for transcripts. I'm taking all GPA boosters and am confident of straight A's this semester. I figure that if they ask for transcripts after an offer is extended / during the background check / after fall semester,...81 week 4 days ago
+1What finance jobs can I justifiably wear French-cuff shirts for?I've read on here before that any analysts in investment banking would look foolish wearing french cuffs and that it should be saved for associates and VP's. But what about for: 1.)Hedge funds 2.)<span class='keyword_link'><a...85 days 6 hours ago
0Question for those in Oil & Gas industry (liquid% & r/p ratio)Hi guys, I'm doing a comp and i'm wondering how I can calculate the percent of the reserve liquids? Is reserve liquids = proved reserve NGL? or is it NGL + gas / oil ------------- Also did i calculate this R/P ratio correctly? Proved Reserves = 100 MMBOE Daily...73 weeks 5 days ago
+1Reaching out to firm prior to OCR submission deadline - possible way of increasing first round interviews?...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1Senior year; need university that fits meIm about to finish school (im 21). I really want to have a successful career in finance or politics. I hope to become a senior executive by 30 or 35 however i need the right college for this. Which college propels stupid but ambitious people? Im not from usa btw, im however living here until i...46 days 3 hours ago
0Were any Hedge Funds destroyed in September 11?I've always wondered if there were any Hedge Funds destroyed that were in the Twin Towers at the time of 9/11, and if they continued or ceased to existence 33 weeks 2 days ago
0Brexit impact on future EU i-bankers As we all know, banks have already declared their intention to cut positions in London offices. Moreover, Brexit voters are hungry to see those god-damned EU nationals, only claiming benefits (yet somehow contributing 3bn in income taxes), go home. The thing is that I am an EU national...31 week 2 days ago
0Is Investment Banking a dying career? Hi, I was planning to shift out of Corporate Banking (currently an Associate) and move into Investment Banking but I've been reading about these job cuts in all the <span class='keyword_link'><a...31 day 9 hours ago
0How much time do schools give to the prospective students to take or reject the offer? (MSF)I am interested in how much time I will have to take or reject the offer for MSF. The answer will influence the order in which I will apply to different schools (I want to keep some strong school for the second wave in case I will be not strong enough at the first wave).23 weeks 5 days ago
0Wharton FreshmanI'm a freshman at Wharton and graduating in 3 years. Looking for internship this summer. I was told the only way to get an internship freshman summer is through connections, but I currently do not have any as nobody in my family is in the business world. This internship is especially...22 weeks 6 days ago
0Vault careers S&T guideHey guys, I know there has been a few old topics on this one, but people were mostly sharing by PM so I need to ask again if anyone has a PDF of this available and could share with me? Highly appreciated22 weeks 2 days ago
0Portfolio manager secretly murdered by wealthy/powerful client's unknown criminal lackeys for failure?(Hypothetically)Maybe I watch too many movies. But in the United States, if you steal an item valued at over $1000, you get charged for grand larceny and get a few years in prison. However, if you are a portfolio manager and lose thousands or millions of dollars of someone else's money, somehow, it is...21 week 9 hours ago
0Is a Msc Finance worth it?Hi, I am an Italian Business Economics bachelor student and I am at my last year so I'm starting to think about my future the bachelor degree. I'm inclined to choose a Msc in Finance, but at the same time I'm scared of the future of finance, and overall banks. The reason of...25 days 15 hours ago
0Mathematics required for career in banking?How would I know I have the mathematical ability for a career in banking, particularly the math ability for a master's degree in finance?...21 day 2 hours ago
0Morgan Stanley Accelerated WM Superday 2017Did anyone hear back from the 9/13 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">super day</a></span> in New York City? Or does anyonee know when they might be getting back to us11 week 4 days ago
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0When do most BB summer internships beingI'm looking to go abroad for the spring semester but worried that it might interfere with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> at any <span...16 days 5 hours ago
0Soon-to-be first year IB analyst in NY -- International studentAll, I've been a long time lurker and recently decided to create an account. I'm an international student that summered at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jefferies-company">Jefferies</a></span> /...11 day 3 hours ago
0Safe Space?I recently have been experiencing many microaggressions in my work place (elite boutique). I know that many of the BBs and even some MM-focused banks make a conscious effort to recruit diverse candidates which I feel would lead to a more tolerant environment. Frankly I need a well defined safe...121 hours 18 min ago
0What's a very good math problem-set book for GMAT practice?What's a very good math problem-set book for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> practice? 113 hours 15 min ago
0advice for soph BB SA internshipI'm looking to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> IB internship for next summer (I am a rising sophomore) and have been applying to diversity...03 weeks 9 hours ago
0Some dude selling shoes on eBay is burning sneakerheads.I wonder how much these things will have to go for this gimmick to be success? So far $30 seems low, maybe the insults are working? http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/252523427194?roken=cUgayN&soutkn=GuZyZv03 weeks 8 hours ago
0Oakmere Home Advisors Full service pledgeThree decades of homebuilding and every Oakmere Homes review from clients shows their delight in a superior quality work of their homes. Oakmere makes sure that what they build is not just for the benefit of clients but also an asset to the community.01 week 19 hours ago
0Oakmere Home Advisors 30 Years of developing ideal homesOakmere and their reliable customer service will make sure to give you the right specifications with the best quality for your home. Three decades of homebuilding and every Oakmere Homes review from clients shows their delight in a superior quality work of their homes.05 days 19 hours ago
+1Do you guys run businesses on the side on top of HF role?I've heard a fair few stories of Hedgies having start up businesses on the side whilst working. Do you guys run any businesses on the side or know anyone who does? If so what type of business is it?263 weeks 3 days ago
0Gunning for BB/EB IBD as a target sophomoreHi WSO, I'm a sophomore at HYPW with a top 5%ile GPA, and am trying to get one of the few non-diversity (I'm an Indian male) <span class='keyword_link'><a...53 weeks 1 day ago
+1Makena Cap ManagementI recently completed a 10 week internship at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park, CA. In short, Makena is a special firm and I believe they offer one of the most transformative internship programs in the world of finance. Anyone remotely interested in investing should jump at the chance of...31 week 6 min ago
0Likelihood of Stock Pitch?Hey guys, I've got a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">super day</a></span> with <span class='keyword_link'><a...24 days 11 hours ago
0Top Schools for Networking?I am a high school student who is interested in a career in investment banking. I am wondering what schools would be the best in terms of networking opportunities for this particular career. I am mainly looking for colleges on the east coast, but anywhere is fine with me. Thanks13 weeks 2 hours ago
0Why work for Deutsche BankHi, I am applying for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in the <span class='keyword_link'><a...12 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Finance major with big plansHi, I am a college freshman and I intend to make something of myself. I became very interested in finance about two years ago. Since then, I've read countless books and articles and have opened a Forex and and investment account for myself. I currently manage and save money with investing...52 weeks 1 day ago
0Put 'Gypsy' as Race on B-School Apps to Qualify for URM? I'm just a Caucasian mutt, but just looking for any angle that might help out. Thoughts? I can't be the first idiot to come up with this idea. 26 hours 36 min ago
0Question for How to be a M&A Analyst?Hello everyone, I want to be a M&A analyst in the future. However, I never had any M&A experiences before. Does anyone can share some thoughts about what kind of knowledge I need and where could I learn these knowledge? 11 hour 45 min ago
+1Lying on CV about summer analyst internship?Okay so i'm come to realise this is a long ting and i should choose the right way to secure an IB position and to write whatever until i fill the 100 character limit85 days 13 hours ago
0Need help selecting impending offers!!Hi guys! Just graduated from Dunder Mifflin institute of M&A and I received a few offers from some <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> and...12 weeks 6 days ago
+110MM to 135MM in 8 DaysGlad to get all of your attention but shit I'm sorry there's no way in fuck I did that I just need advice.. ' I'm currently beginning my Junior year at a very non-target school in the greater LA area. I've got a a pretty solid GPA, and have held 2 <span...112 weeks 5 days ago
+3Fact: Average Doctor makes way more than Average Finance/BankerEven the average banker from an Ivy league makes less than a a majority of doctors. OK now lets get to business. ALL you finance/banker propenents say bankers can earn the most, 100x etc etc. Those are the .0000000001% of people. There are doctors that can make that much, although its much lower...324 days 8 hours ago
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