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+68Keep In Touch! Networking TemplateAs much as it may be stated on this site, networking is one of the key factors in the success of most young professionals in finance. Whether it is gaining valuable advice, or getting a leg up in the hiring process, networking opens doors and knowledge that would otherwise be hard to find. As...801 day 9 hours ago
+51Confessions of a former second year IB AnalystSee the latest update below! For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the roughest groups at my firm. I do not say this as a badge of honor but rather out of frustration -- I've had notably worse hours...93 months 2 days ago
+46WSO 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...973 weeks 13 hours ago
+44From Real Estate Finance to Founder of Development Company - AMAI've been an observer on this site for a few years. In my mid-40s but use the site to keep current on how younger guys look at the business, career expectations, etc. Thought I'd do this AMA in order to pass on what I've learned (though it's your call as to how much you...1215 hours 37 min ago
+34The Road Less TraveledI was reflecting on my path the other day, and I decided that it is time to share my story with WSO. I am going to warn you in advance, it is going to be long. Rewind to senior year in high school, I was a good student at a school of 400 kids in a rural part of fly-over country. At the same...173 days 11 hours ago
+36Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years. AMA.Timeline (each number represents a semester): 1. End of Freshman year 2.8 GPA, and working in fast food. Was focused on getting laid, going to parties, and being seen as cool. - 2. Beginning of Sophomore year I got my first girlfriend and did an extra credit assignment to read...551 week 5 days ago
+34My Personal Gym Shit ListWelcome to a personal rant. I don't care that this looks like a Buzzfeed listicle, because I've got a bone to pick and my opinions matter the most. Here are the five types at my gym that I wish would instantly disappear, leaving only me and the other swole gods, and a bunch of hot...1751 day 12 hours ago
+32My journey from no-name boutique to PE MFI have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like min but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. I come from a...323 weeks 1 day ago
+2925 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s1- You can’t date a jerk and expect to turn them into a good person. Jerks are fully committed to being unpleasant. Those brief moments of tenderness they give you are designed to trip you up and give you false hope. It’s best to stay away altogether. 2- The rumors are true: your...732 weeks 5 days ago
+29"Alternative Facts"Who saw the interview with Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press this morning where she outlined the "alternative facts" the press secretary was offering yesterday about the about the size of the crowd at the inauguration on Friday? Truly bizarre that White House representatives are...2033 weeks 1 day ago
+19Ask 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...9842 days 14 hours ago
+28More people are lonely than you may thinkIn today's social media dominated world, we only see edited versions of reality. Most likely, this is a result of human nature (the tendency for human beings to want to show off/be admired) and the apps themselves. After all, who wants to follow or watch someone who posts pictures of...613 weeks 1 day ago
+27I am leaving investment banking to be a copHi there folks, been some time since I last mingled around here. So here's my story: Used to work in M&A for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> bank, first in a...1304 days 4 hours ago
+22Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how you're experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...3525 hours 37 min ago
+24In Defense of Eating AssI’m gonna start at 30 thousand feet here and zero in on my thesis because that’s what my english teachers taught me and I don’t wanna disappoint them if they’re reading this ‘in defense of eating ass’ blog. So science says that men are attracted to women chicks with big tits, fat...252 weeks 4 days ago
+19AMA - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)Hi everyone! Long term user, but new account here to preserve my anonymity. I'm currently a private equity analyst at one of the funds in the topic title. As some of our processes are slowing down, I wanted to check back into the forum and give back to the community. I still remember...1311 day 22 min ago
+18A little advice from a F50 executiveSo I was in business class on an transatlantic flight the other day and ended up sitting next to a F50 executive. He was surprisingly friendly and started up a conversation with me (we were both boozing pretty hard, as one tends to do in business class). It was a fascinating conversation - this...114 days 12 hours ago
+15How much money have you saved?I'm 25, and I feel like I have hardly any money saved. I'm looking at going to b-school soon, and will definitely have to take out loans. I don't think that's surprising, but it just got me thinking about how much is normal to have accumulated at this point in my...20321 sec ago
+17500k Legal Green Card Holders and Students Banned from the US Under the current executive action. this article gives the numbers: Homeland Security confirms it applies to green card holders:...1192 weeks 2 days ago
+14BB Operations MD AMAHaven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: // <em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA originally posted on 2/20/16 but the OP let me know he's still able to...1186 days 6 min ago
+14AMA: Former hedge fund junior trader/analystI recently got laid off by my employer, a larger credit focused hedge fund. I though I'd create an AMA to clear up questions anyone may have regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund...1096 days 55 min ago
+14What do you Drive and What's your Dream Car?Ladies and Gentlemen, I know a whole lot of you are in NYC or cities where vehicle ownership doesn't make sense, but if somehow you do or for others in places where you have to own a car to get around... 1. What is your current ride and why? 2. What's your dream...22310 hours 24 min ago
+17How to succeed post 20'sIn my early 20s, I really believed that in order to succeed all you need is work really hard. You gotta be gritty to succeed. You gotta put in long hours to be successful. You gotta be very good at technical things and establish yourself as a thought leader in particular domain. I don't...173 days 15 hours ago
+17Thank you WSO Community! AMA/My Story: Target --> State School --> Non-MBA Masters --> MM IB --> Lower MM PE In short, I recently accepted an offer to join a lower middle market PE firm after a little less than 2 years in IB and, as a longtime reader of WSO, I figured I would share my story in hopes of giving back in some small way to the community that has been critical in my journey over the last few...122 weeks 2 days ago
+14Trump = Quant-mageddon?I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas...595 days 12 hours ago
+13AMA: I grew up in Consulting and reinvented my brand 3 timesHappy to answer any questions about how to decide if consulting is right for you, day in the life type questions, how to build a long term, fulfilling career in consulting, and if you are in consulting how to gain experiences without pigeon holing yourself, as well as build a case for promotion....3417 hours 30 min ago
+122017 BonusesHow are bonuses looking this year? Sounds like Deutsche got hammered and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> was down 15%. <em> Mod Note: You can find the S&T and <span...8813 hours 9 min ago
+12AMA: Research Analyst at $1 Billion Hedge FundHey everyone, I’ve been a long time user of this site, which was instrumental in getting me to where I am today. If it weren’t for the help of everyone on here I certainly would not be in the position I am in today. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but I would finally like to...681 day 13 hours ago
+12Protectionism, what is it and how does it impact trade?With the topic once again in the media lime light, its seems appropriate to discuss protectionism in this post. However, this rather advanced economic concept is best understood if we take a few steps back first. Before looking at the ins and outs of protectionism, we first have to understand...221 week 5 days ago
+11Billions Season 2First episode description: Chuck faces scrutiny within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer...351 day 9 hours ago
+10AMA: Former BB Rates Trader - Now a prop traderI've enjoyed this forum, and i see lots of people without a clue asking questions about trading, so i thought i'd do an AMA... My path was non-standard, but i've seen others with a similar path to my own. My Path --> Non-Target state school --> Job in BB IT...543 hours 40 min ago
+9Who is your favorite billionaire?Very simply who is your favorite billionaire? I 'd have to go with Rupert Murdoch or Henry Kravis...1993 weeks 1 day ago
+9Superbowl 2017: Patriots vs Falcons WOW. Congrats to"'s Patriots, they came back from being down 28-3 in one of the best games I've ever seen. [quote] -First-ever Super Bowl to go to overtime (28-28) -MVP Tom Brady adds to his legend with masterful OT drive -They trailed 3-28 and...525 days 19 hours ago
+9The Best Sector, Asset Class, or investment idea for 2017 (that WSO didn't know existed)Now that it's bonus time for many people, I figured it would be a good time to ask an investment question. Since the stock pick question <a href="//">has already been taken</a>, I wanted to throw out...381 week 5 days ago
+24New Shit List: Apartment BuildingHoly shit. I had no idea a few minor complaints about the gym would turn into my most popular post of all time. That's like if Drake were still best known for his role on Degrassi (should probably add "no homo" here, homo). <img src =...3012 min 12 sec ago
+8Which city has the best work life balance for a banker?Monkeys, there is usually so much of noise about Wall Street and New York due to both history and the number of opportunities present. I was thinking about what it is to be a finance guy in other cities. Though people working in the financial services are not supposed to crib about work-life...1113 weeks 5 days ago
+10How you can get multiple job offers before you graduateHi all, figured I'd share my story to those struggling to get an internship or FT offer. Hope you all find some value in my post. These are the major keys that helped me land multiple offers despite coming from a community college and only having experience as a retail clothing sales...103 weeks 2 days ago
+11Islam, the White House, and the "Counter-Jihadist" movementSo I just got through an illuminating Vox article linked here: and I want to get some thoughts from fellow WSO members. If you can't (or won't) read the entire article here is a short summary. 1.) a...1091 day 5 hours ago
+9My Gift To WSO: Investment Committee Memos....Or Something Like ThatSo, I've been trying to find an actual Investment Committee Memo from a real deal. I randomly asked for one on an existing thread on this board and someone told me it was too "proprietary" for anyone to share. Fair enough. So I took to the magical, wonderful Google! Started...51 week 1 day ago
+9Buy-Side Analyst AMAHey All I'm wrapping up my first year on the buy-side and I'm using this platform as way to reflect on the past year. Happy to pay it forward to those that would like advice or have any questions. 532 weeks 1 day ago
+8Lonely and Unhappy - NYC Hey guys, A bit of a long post, but would appreciate any advice. For the last 5 months or so, I've been feeling extremely lonely and unhappy, specifically at the end of my <span class='keyword_link'><a...533 weeks 5 days ago
+8Six Habits That Could Screw You OverIts been a little over 2 weeks since the new year begun, and for many people like myself, the gusto that drove our New Year’s resolutions and our desire to change old habits is slowly waning. Three days at the gym are slowly becoming two, and the bowl of ice cream that took a back seat to the...284 weeks 1 day ago
+7What companies do you respect?In a recent class discussion, we shared which companies we would like to work at upon graduation, and the reasons for choosing these companies. Common answers for respectable companies were Google, Apple, Spotify, and <span class='keyword_link'><a...1193 hours 17 min ago
+8Learning to learn - A short guide at becoming better at what you doThe other day, I was talking to a friend (lets call him Tom) who went to college for accounting and got his CPA, he has now been working in the field for a few years. Though personally I never found accounting to be very interesting, I have great respect for those that make it their mission to...52 weeks 4 days ago
+7Goldman's Blankfein & Trump Among the many prominent companies and CEO's Goldman Sachs has joined the ranks denouncing Donald Trump's recent immigration ban. [quote]Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s more than 34,000 employees arrived to work Monday to find a voice mail waiting. "This is Lloyd," it...872 weeks 8 hours ago
+7Today's Top Bankers on The Street. Who are they?I've recently been reading a bunch of books: M&A Titans, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Barbarians at the Gate</a></span>, Den of Thieves, Predators Ball, Big Deal: 2000 and Beyond,...745 days 4 hours ago
+72017 ER BonusesWe are nearing that fateful time of year when numbers discussions take place. There are already a couple of these out there for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>/S&T so...525 hours 2 min ago
+7WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="//">Click here for...252 months 1 week ago
+6What is keeping you from starting your own business?So I am guessing most of us here have thought at some point about the possibility of starting a business. Maybe some of you have, and others have ditched the idea (I am still in the middle of both groups, nothing serious though, just a side biz for pocket money). For those of you in the...861 week 3 days ago
+6How do you lose weight?Like most people I haven't started my new years resolution yet and could use some help. I'm 6'5" 265 lbs and get the nickname of "Big Ben" a lot because of my height and pudgyness. Any tips on how I can get to somewhere below 230 in a healthy way. 481 week 1 day ago
+7Tom Brady Goat?With the Pats wining their 5th and Tom Brady playing a pivotal role in a historic comeback, I wanted to see what you guys think about Brady being the greatest of all time. Personally, I think he is, albeit controversial, because of how he's done it with a lack of high draft picks on...461 week 3 days ago
+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...441 month 1 week ago
+6AMA: Current junior quantitative researcherHi everyone, I've enjoyed this forum a lot, despite it mostly being about IB. Overall career advice here has been really good for the most part. @thebrofessor" suggested last week to do an AMA so I thought I would give it a shot. A little about me: I went to a target/semi-target...252 days 22 hours ago
+6My Journey to REPE Associate (very unconventional) AMAHey Guys, Quick background on me: Recently started as an associate on the investment team at a REPE firm that manages >$1B Went to non-target state school Dropped out after freshman year to play online poker professionally Went back four years later, graduated with finance degree and...203 weeks 5 days ago
+6WSO Monkey at OWS VideosLast week we sent our very own mascot out to OWS to charm the crowd, pass out some bananas, engage in some conversation and spread the message: "Wall Street Monkeys are not part of the 1%" Best videos of the bunch are below, and if you haven't seen the photos yet, see the...193 days 10 hours ago
+7Starbucks plans to hire 10K refugees Well boys, where will you be getting your coffee at tomorrow? That's about one for every other store, considering they have about 20K stores globally. 862 weeks 4 days ago
+5New H-1B Visa Bill to Double Minimum WageA legislation has been introduced which among other things calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa" target="_blank">Visa</a></span> holders to $130k (currently set at $60k)....842 weeks 1 day ago
+6What Would You Build In The Hood? I want to do a little brainstorming on the topic of redevelopment in emerging neighborhoods. I don't want the standard "cash advance, cash for gold, gun shop, liquor shop" response or the ever so cliche micro-brewery. What kind of cool developments have you seen in rough areas...751 week 11 hours ago
+5How much do you put into your 401k?Right now I'm at 11%, but with equities getting so high, and I definitely have a fear of heights this extreme, I feel like I'm better off getting the cash. Thoughts? My company only matches up to 4% so was thinking of dropping to 5%. Note: if you cold list seniority (analyst...693 days 4 hours ago
+5Is Investment Banking Boring?Mind you I'm in ops of a totally different dept but it seems like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">IBD</a></span> is boring. Would much rather do <span...654 weeks 7 hours ago
+5Books are back because Amazon likes themDo you guys read hardcopies still or more on iPad/Kindle? [Good article in the FT:]( [quote]Ten years ago, as Jeff Bezos launched the Kindle ereader in New York, he declared that “the book is so highly evolved and so suited to...6531 min 9 sec ago
+5Anyone here who bought their own house/place?I will be starting as a post-MBA Associate in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...642 weeks 3 days ago
+5Where do you meet girls?For all those that are busy and dont have time to go out, where do you meet girls? I hardly ever time to go out and my logistics are also bad for going out so I have been cold approaching girls a lot during the day. I used to think the night club was the only decent place to meet girls but...641 week 2 days ago
+5What's the most $ you could lose for your firm w/ one click? Or how much damage could you cause with one error? one wrong click, one wrong number inputed do you ever get home and think "shit, did i forget to....." 423 days 19 hours ago
+5 Goldman has already mapped 146 “begging to be automated" Analyst IPO StepsThis via Marty Chavez, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>'s incoming CFO. What are your thoughts? [quote] At its height back in 2000, the U.S....372 days 3 hours ago
+5My Opinion On Tiger Woods And The State Of His GameAs many of you know he missed the cut again at torrey pines and was garbage with the driver. He recently signed with taylormade and will have 13 of their clubs in the bag and the scotty cameron newport 2 he's used. Personally I think he's just about done but would like to be proven...272 weeks 1 day ago
+5America's super rich prepare for a possible doomsday Monkeys, was going through this <a href="">article which seems to be straight out of a sci-fi movie</a> on the new yorker which spoke about the preparations the rich guys were making in case of an...253 weeks 9 hours ago
+5shl questionsHey, I found a lot of shl questions in Internet. I want to share with you. Any other links would be appreciated not only for my further preparation but for all!! Because 80% of applicants are fail on it and can`t go to the next steps......211 week 4 days ago
+5Trump, NAFTA, TN Visas, Canadians (And Americans)In the light of a surprising victory by Trump, groups of people are recalibrating and doing the math on what it means for them personally. I thought it might be helpful for some for a quick recap on Trump's view on NAFTA and specifically how it affects Canadians in (or looking to come...192 weeks 5 days ago
+6DAVOS MAN In the 13-odd years I have been doing financial writing, I have not once mentioned the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. A bunch of very high-maintenance people. Anyway, this is a super interesting year to write about Davos, for reasons that should be obvious, so here we...182 weeks 5 days ago
+9Protester Crybaby Rant"Hey everybody, look at me! I'm a middle aged white woman out for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity at my city's demonstration against...I'm not sure exactly, the President I guess." Isn't that essentially what all those protests boiled down to? Those...32 weeks 6 days ago
+6New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...34 months 1 week ago
+4Where is the "big" money now?Been reading about banking salaries / bonuses shrinking and am wondering: "where is the money now"? As someone who works outside of finance, I have found roles that require a similar skillset are still paid less thank banking/buy-side firms. Some roles that are considered important...711 week 4 days ago
+4DOW 20,000 - Bull Market or Bullshit Rally?The Dow recently hit 20,000 with earnings feeding the rally (update 2/2/17: Dow currently at 19,884). Is this going to hold or just another pop and bust? Reference: [Dow Tops 20,000 as Earnings Feed Rally, Bonds Fall: Markets...612 weeks 10 hours ago
+4NY Times vs. the PE Industry<a href="">This is one of many articles</a> where the NY Times has shit on PE in its series covering the industry. What are your...601 week 10 hours ago
+5Accepted an offer in IB but debating on going to another bank's Superday for Commercial Banking Hey guys, I am a sophomore at a non target school. Recently, I accepted an offer from a MM bank for IB, but I received an invitation to go to a Leadership conference with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super day</a></span> for...573 days 11 hours ago
+4Weirdest question you would ask as an interviewer?Let's flip the script and say you are now the interviewer. If given the opportunity, what would be the weirdest, most difficult question that you would ask? I think I would go with, "When a hot dog expands, in which direction does it split and why?" Here is a link to some of my...541 week 5 days ago
+5Ever thought about starting a farm?Let's say after 30 years of pure blood, sweat & tears. You've decided it's time to end your shift and enjoy your money while you still have a fair amount of energy. For some unexplained reason, you have a few acres of land. Great area in terms of transport, soil and water...512 weeks 6 hours ago
+4Your worst work experiences Curious to hear some of your stories with firms in your career in the RE industry. I'm sure a lot of you had worked at small firms where it might have been a cluster fuck or you got hoodwinked into a position that wasn't what you thought it was.511 month 3 days ago
+5Summer 2018 PE Recruiting has begunGood luck to all you monkeys - may the best chimp win Who has received interview requests so far? 483 weeks 2 days ago
+4What is or was your Least Favorite Class?My perspective about school has changed as I have gotten older where I actually do enjoy a lot of the classes I take. However, there still are certain times when I find myself absolutely hating certain classes. During my undergrad I hated an abundance of classes to include Physics, Chemistry,...472 weeks 6 days ago
+4Historians Rank Obama 12th Best PresidentOn the front page of fox this morning there is an <a href="">article</a> about a new survey released Friday that ranked President Obama as the country's 12th best...452 hours 2 min ago
+4The Rusty Honda was Right - 30 Car Brands and Their 10 Year Maintenance CostsThe cost of not driving "The Rusty Honda" can be quite taxing. Who still wants to pony up for Middle Class clout? ![Yikes!](,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/jygz8l5opnktpt5hohsc.png) [Your...434 days 7 hours ago
+4Could the banks halve their London work force due to Brexit?A lot of these articles have been coming out where banks in London are considering moving a large amount of jobs into the EU away...4316 hours 6 min ago
+4RIP Sally YatesJust saw the release on the Yates firing. Is it normal to use the word 'betrayed' in typical government firings?412 weeks 4 days ago
+4I haven't found IB hours to be that bad- where do the stories come from?So I work in London at a debt focused boutique, doing mostly debt issuance/advisory for infrastructure and property projects which in my mind is quite "IB-ish" even if it isn't M&A. What I have been surprised (positively) to find is that those stories of working until 3AM...352 weeks 1 day ago
+4Do you think super teams are good or bad for sports?With the Warriors absolutely demolishing other playoff teams every night and the UCONN women's team going for their 100th win in a row soon, I thought that now would be a good time to ask you guys if you think that super teams are bad for sports. Personally, I do because, even as a Warriors...336 hours 24 min ago
+4Energy Trading in 2017For those already in the industry now, curious what your guys thoughts are for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> in the next 5-10 years. East Markets are getting absolutely slammed, there is no...326 days 3 hours ago
+4How to deal with rejection?Currently a college student at an undergraduate business school, I have applied for a multitude of board positions, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>, competitive programs, and...312 days 5 hours ago
+4Leaving An Unpaid InternshipI've been working as an unpaid intern at boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> for the past 7 or so months. This internship was great and I learned a tremendous amount of...291 day 9 hours ago
+4Will We Ever See Another Sports Year Like 2016-2017?What a year! First off, we had the Cavaliers overcome a 3-1 deficit in the finals to a 73 win team. Such a remarkable feat that is almost unbelievable. Next, we had the Cubs overcome a 3-1 deficit to the Indians. A great series to watch, even for non-baseball fans. After that, we had Clemsons...2823 hours 21 min ago
+4What was your first job and where are you now?Including unpaid jobs and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>, where did you start out? For me, I worked as a youth soccer coach in high school and helped a lot of local teams with spare...274 days 11 hours ago
+429yr Unpaid Year in PE?In short, I am 29 years old and trying to transition from a concentrated equity fund (think like 15 stocks, research-intensive) to a private equity role. Tough sledding thus far after distributing a few cover letters explaining my background and motivation for wanting to make the switch....243 weeks 2 days ago
+4A Novel Approach to Universal Basic Income<p>I was listening to <a href="">EconTalk</a> the other day and Mike Munger from Duke University was on talking about Universal Basic Income. I happen to believe that UBI will become a necessity in the...233 weeks 1 day ago
+4AMA: Research Analyst at Event-Driven/Special Sits HF directly from "non-target"I've been a frequent reader of WSO for the past few years and I thought it might be helpful to anyone interested in a similar career path as mine. I definitely gleaned a lot from others here so hopefully I can answer some questions people might have. Background: 2nd Year Research...211 week 4 days ago
+4Best Sources for New PositionsI'm curious to hear WSO's take on what the best resources are for finding a new position. This could become a valuable thread going forward. I just went through this process myself and found it pretty interesting that different avenues had vastly different hit rates for securing an...2114 hours 43 min ago
+4BlackRock's Robot Stock-Pickers Post Record LossesRead an interesting article regarding <a href=""> BlackRock robot stock-pickers posting record losses.</a> As we all know, more and more <span...143 weeks 6 days ago
+4What's your largest professional accomplishment?I was curious what everyone viewed as their largest professional accomplishment? I'm nearing 30 years of age and I have developed a wholistic understanding of what drives the business I work for. I've cut a couple of million in annual operating expense for our parent company...113 weeks 2 days ago
+3Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me ( to get an...911 week 4 days ago
+4Could gyms become obsolete?I'm a fitness lover, and going to the gym is a necessity for me. According to[ this article](, the number of people going to gyms and getting memberships is decreasing. People are opting to just...673 weeks 6 hours ago
+3Best Up-and-coming/MM PE fundsName some funds outside the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co">KKR</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackstone-group">BX</a></span>/Apollo...5747 min 30 sec ago
+3How professional should your LinkedIn profile pic beI use LinkedIn a lot for networking. I do not think my picture is unprofessional. It's a nice professionally taken photo. I noticed that some people are dressed business professional in their pictures. That said, I noticed women could get away with wearing a nice blouse. In my picture, I am...564 days 15 hours ago
+3Why is CNBC Obsessed with Trump?At this current moment somewhere between half and 3/4 of the stories posted on CNBC have the word Trump in it. Most have a negative connotation. Is news related to him really this sellable? Are they trying to push a political agenda? There is plenty of economic based news out there that...522 weeks 8 hours ago
+3How bad is it really... the back officeThere certainly is a lot of material on this topic here, but I wanted to get people's opinions on a back/middle office Internship in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>...472 days 15 hours ago
+3Stingy things you do to save moneyWhat are some power moves a brother can use to save a few dollars here and there? Things like stealing your toilet paper from the public rest room in the lobby or showering at the gym to lower your energy bill. 442 weeks 4 days ago
+3Anybody ride motorcycles / dirtbikes?Been into bikes my whole life and rode when I was younger, but thinking of pulling the trigger on something soon. The plan is to buy a YZ125 and head to some local trails to get the foundation back and then moving on to a street bike. Will probably start with a Ninja250, learn the street ropes...402 days 19 hours ago
+3Should I make my Instagram private?Do interviewers/recruiters ever google search candidates and look at their insta or twitter accounts? 393 weeks 4 days ago
+3Moving to a new city by yourself? Can anyone share experiences?Has anyone moved after university to a totally new city for work by themselves without knowing anyone? Was it difficult to make new friends? Did it get lonely? Did you end moving back home after a while? I am from Toronto, and may be moving to Boston in June for work. I know no one who lives in...361 week 1 day ago
+3What kind of Youtube channels or videos do you watch?Personally, I'm a big fan of sports channels so I always try to look for streams of Joe Rogan, Undisputed, First Take, etc. I also like watching channels who decide to make edits of the compilations of athletes careers or who condense the 4+ hour golf tournaments I want in less than 10-20...361 week 3 days ago
+4Global Warming: Best Spots to Be in 40 YearsWith ocean levels rising (oil rigs raising their rigs 8 feet) and it getting warmer, where would you set up home base for the foreseeable future? Florida is sunk. Cali is a desert. I'm thinking Chicago and Calorado are going to be good spots. Outside of the U.S., I'm considering moving...342 weeks 3 days ago
+3Contrarian short thesisHave a write-up that's a contrarian short thesis on a mid-sized tech company. Happy to share via PM to anyone that's interested. Would welcome any and all feedback / critique!348 hours 38 min ago
+3Mayweather vs McGregor a go?So apparently this fight is closer to reality than many thought. According to the Irish Sun: [quote] A source close to the Straight Blast Gym star told the Irish Sun: “Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agreed a deal to fight and have both settled on their respective fees. The...341 day 8 hours ago
+3Athletes in PEJust saw this article about Steve Young, who is apparently working in PE and fairly good at it. Definitely happy to hear this since her was one of my favorite athletes growing up. That being said, it seems like a lot of athletes are just hired to impress investors and management teams. Are there...312 days 4 hours ago
+3Violence Erupts on Berkeley Campus Although I support peoples' right to protest full scale rioting like this will only help the other side in the long run. This is the sort of shit that will lead to 8 years of Trump followed by 8 years of Pence...292 weeks 1 day ago
+3What was the most beneficial non-business class you took?I recently heard a business professor tell a story about the importance of Gen. Ed. classes. I believe the professor worked in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">FO</a></span> of either a <span...281 week 2 days ago
+3MD put me in charge of recruiting. Wtf? I'm a sophomore interning at a boutique M&A shop. Basically I sat in on an internship interview with my MD and ended up taking the lead a little bit, and was put in charge of conducting first round interviews for the summer 2017 SA class, of which I will be a part, and for junior level...287 hours 56 min ago
+3Does the World Economic Forum impact anybody's life?The WEF is going on this year at Davos and news keeps trickling about how politicians of the world and business leaders emphasise on having an inclusive economic policy. Jobs for all, social benefits and welfare policies are phrases we hear time and again. I am not being anti-liberal nor am I...283 weeks 3 days ago
+3No Bonuses (Lower Bucket) at GoldmanGoldman just denied bonuses for the lower bucket IB performers (100 total). Tough times for some, especially since bonuses are the bloodline and a huge motivator for many financial service workers. Since the qty is so small is this even worth discussing? Do you think it's likely we...221 day 1 hour ago
+3Post MBA: PIMCO portfolio associate or Launch 10MM Hedge Fund.............................................................................................................222 weeks 5 days ago
+3What is the highest return project you've ever seen?I've seen last week a sub-1M$ development project with 200-300% on equity capital from start to end within a year (construction period - 3 months). Couldn't believe it.183 weeks 3 days ago
+376ers: The ProcessThese past few years, the Philly 76ers have been tanking. They slashed their teams and accepted the woeful season records in the hopes that they would use their top draft picks to snag a few promising players and build a franchise around young talent. Sounds logical enough, but this process has...183 weeks 3 days ago
+3AMA: Deloitte S&O -> F500 Corp. Strategy -> M7 -> MBB Bounced between consulting and industry pre-MBA and decided to go back for more consulting post-MBA. I recently received/accepted an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> after a grueling...189 hours 48 min ago
+3How Quick will it Snap ? Valuation of SnapChatSnapchat (recently renamed Snap Inc.) has filed for an IPO reportedly set for Q1 2017. Snap is seeking a valuation of $25 Bn according to reports at Bloomberg . The question arises if such a rich valuation of 25X Forward Revenue makes sense at all. "**At $25 Bn, Snapchat would have...131 hour 51 min ago
+3Is it worth pursuing trading now? Is it worth pursuing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">trading</a></span>? I am a bit reluctant as the word on the street is that machines will take over. Also, what is the path to...111 day 21 hours ago
+6Non-Target to BB S&T Summer Offer, AMAJust trying to give a little back to the WSO community because I definitely used this site quite a bit when I was going through the recruiting process... So, I just received a Sales and Trading SA offer a few weeks ago at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...101 week 1 day ago
+3Lateral Season, let's talk Hi fellow Monkeys, I heard that Jan to March is usually the big lateral season. What are your thoughts about it? Are you seeing changes/openings in your groups? I'm a 1st year analyst, at a regional boutique in NYC, trying desperately to upgrade. 83 weeks 5 days ago
+3Real Estate Trend Analysis - ReadingSo with the new year in full swing, I was hoping to put some feelers out there as to what resources others use to keep up to date with the US real estate market. I know RE is obviously incredibly location specific but surely there are some resources out there (i'm not referring to books...73 weeks 2 days ago
+3Potential Major Disruption for MBBI have no doubt that consulting firms in general would be in demand for aleast the next decade. But is the current <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> model sustainable? One of the weakness of MBB...61 week 1 day ago
+3Tools of the Trade: Pro TipsStarting this up to compile best-in-class list of banker tools and pro-tricks: 1. Macabacus [dot] com -- best online resource for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">financial...61 week 3 days ago
+3Bonus Compensation StructureHello All, I have recently been offered a position as a Development and Acquisitions manager for a small hospitality company in a secondary market. The company currently owns and manages hotel assets in Virginia and North Carolina and is in the process of developing a few midscale properties...61 week 5 days ago
+3Striking out on almost all superdaysNow that the recruitment process is over, I've begun to frankly reflect on how poorly I've done throughout the recruitment process. I'm a junior at a semi target (think UC Berkeley, WUSTL, Emory) with a good GPA (>3.7) and solid resume. I got interviews at 15+ BBs, top MM...63 weeks 5 hours ago
+3Zero debt cap structure - Why? Real world considerations.I just came across the following WSJ blog entry that refers to the SAP investor presentation. For those of you who are not familiar with SAP – it is a very big multinational software company (predominantly...42 weeks 2 days ago
+3UK Non-Target to FT Analyst at Top Tier M&A FirmHi everyone, This website has been incredibly useful to me, and I owe a lot of career success to it. It’s given me a lot of excellent insight into <span class='keyword_link'><a...31 day 14 hours ago
+3The Iceland bet - How some hedge funds made huge moneyHello guys, I'm an Economics graduate from the University of Iceland. I thought I'd share with you some information that I believe has never been made public before, at least not in English. It's a story about some brilliant investments that made a select few hedge funds A LOT...01 week 2 days ago
+5I just went 3 days without sleep to see what i-banking felt like...honestly I don't believe ANY of you! (My hourly breakdown)No, this is not a joke. So we've all heard from multiple sources that the typical first-year analyst's day goes from 6AM through 3AM, leaving about 3 hours of sleep in-between. Many of you still even had chances to work out. So I tried to emulate the exact mental and physical...3952 weeks 3 days ago
+5Houston energy banking GS vs CS vs Barclays vs Citi - GS for PE exits?I don't appreciate any of the personal attacks. I posted my question simply to source ideas, and I have always been polite about it. 476 days 4 hours ago
+3Which is the best language to learn in today's world? I am a recent graduate working at an angel investment network. I have some time on my hands and plan on learning a new language. Though it is purely for learning something new, any positive impact on my career would be an added advantage. I am thinking of Mandarin. Everywhere I see and...451 week 6 days ago
+3Starting finance career with shaved head?Hey everyone, wanted to get some advice from fellow monkeys. Looking to shave my head soon (balding is becoming fairly noticeable around the temples and the top). Tired of having to do weird combing and pretend it looks alright in pictures. 445 days 7 hours ago
+2London accomodationHi, I just accepted a job offer in London and I am looking for a place to live now. What areas do you guys recommend? (the job will be in the city) Also anyone looking for a roommate? Thanks for your replies!399 hours 35 min ago
+3Is greed good?I liked Trump's inaugural speech; it was very presidential. Don't want a political battle.. just want to reconsider greed. Definition of greed: <em>"intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or...383 weeks 4 days ago
+2What's the most difficult job you've had?As I'm sure most of you are familiar with Steve Cohen and Point72; I recently watched a clip of Doug Haynes talking about the selection process for their Point72 Academy. He explained that they looked for candidates with grit, people who have held tough jobs. After hearing this, I thought...383 days 2 hours ago
+2Why do so many engineers want to get into IB?A bit redundant, but why are so many engineers (especially people with masters) still trying to get into finance, specifically <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>? I could...381 week 12 hours ago
+2Do you guys usually get 2 phones?I was wondering do IB analysts usually get 2 phones? One work for and one for personal life? My firm is asking me if I want a new phone and number for work or just use my current one and they upgrade it for me, and I would like to post here and see what's the norm in the industry is? For...374 days 12 hours ago
+2How do I respond to MD/VP's direct questioningI am an SA at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">BB</a></span>. My MD and one of the VPs love to ask really direct questions. I want to try accelerated recruiting for FT. If...363 weeks 1 day ago
+2Not doing too well with my GMAT. Need adviceHello WSO, I am preparing for my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">GMAT</a></span> in order to apply for top a 20 MBA program. After preparing for a month and a half, my...343 weeks 3 days ago
+22017 S&T bonusesLet's share bonus numbers you've heard on the street. Please list bank, level, and bonus figure (in USD). <em> Mod Note: You can find the Ib and <span class='keyword_link'><a...3415 hours 9 min ago
+2Trump Administration Drafts Executive Order to Reform H-1B, J-1, L-1, E-2 and B1 Visas"President Donald Trump's next target in his administration's immigration policy will focus on what Silicon Valley fears most: the work-visa programs that tech companies rely on to hire tens of thousands of workers each year, according to a report by Bloomberg. The executive...343 days 20 hours ago
+2What happens when your force yourself/others out of bed in the morning...So I've been struggling with this one for a while. I like to be up early, but my girlfriend is severely against this idea. Her commute is about an hour-and-a-half 70-ish miles each way. I always suggest she wake up in the mornings and leave early to beat the city traffic. This would also...345 days 10 hours ago
+22 year rotational programsWhat are some of the well known 2 year rotational programs in the real estate world. Lending, Private Equity, Development etc. 334 days 7 hours ago
+2I have 3 job offers, which one to take?Seeking opinions and thoughts here.. I have an offer at **Bloomberg** to work on their Terminal help desk with advancement into advanced help essentially or sales, they call it "analytics" but really customer service from what I read. Pay and hours is unmatched: 40 hours a week for...313 weeks 10 hours ago
+2The Odds DT Gets ImpeachedCheck this out: <a href="">Not Too Long of a Read</a> It seems to be a waste to bet on this as the actual likelihood of an impeachment is slim to none. Am I wrong? Some of the...312 weeks 2 days ago
+2NYC Monkeys-Where do you go to lunch?With so many of the readers on this site in NYC and working in a fairly close area to each other, I thought it might be helpful to create a thread so everyone could bounce ideas off each other and maybe try something different than the standard Chipotle bowl. Personally, I'm not in NYC but...301 week 4 days ago
+2Best IBD Groups at Morgan Stanley?Hi all, I will be interning at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">MS</a></span> this summer for <span class='keyword_link'><a...303 weeks 5 days ago
+2'F-you money'It looks like Google has shoveled too much money into its AI/AV departments, because they are going elsewhere. According to Bloomberg... [One Reason Staffers Quit Google's Car Project? The Company Paid Them So...303 days 12 hours ago
+2What is typical turnover at MBB like?I joined <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">MBB</a></span> out of undergrad in 2015, and my office has seen what I think is stunning attrition -- 7/18 in my start class (i.e., all the 2015...292 weeks 5 days ago
+2Typical day for brokerage analyst?Can anyone who was/is an analyst in IS,debt or whatever, with a top brokerage shop like a CBRE/HFF/Cush, describe typical day is? From my understanding, Analysts spend most times creating pitch books and updating models. Do they create models from scratch? Do they attend any client meetings...293 weeks 2 days ago
+2Low IPO Fee for SnapchatThe banks working on Snap Inc.’s IPO will be sharing 2.5% of the money raised. [quote] The 2.5% fee would be the third-lowest percentage ever paid in a U.S. technology company IPO over $1 billion, according to Dealogic. A portion of the Snap fee, 0.5% of the proceeds, is an incentive fee...281 week 3 days ago
+2CFA and HF RecruitingHello all, Quick question about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> and hedge fund recruiting. I will be starting with an EB in June, and I am very interested in...271 week 11 hours ago
+2Bocconi Msc in Finance : Profile Evaluation and Advice Hello, I am an Industrial Engineering Student in France and I would like to know what are the requirements for Bocconi University (Msc in Finance). Profile : - Non EU Citizen - Languages: Arabic, French, English and Spanish (Intermediate Level) - GPA : 27-28/30 (Italian GPA) -...2728 min 16 sec ago
+2How do you stay productive?My fellow monkeys, What do you do to keep yourself productive at work? I usually feel my productivity significantly diminishes after 3pm (even after my second cup of coffee around 1 ish at lunch). I try to drink tea in the afternoon to keep myself awake, or I just take 10mins to go for a...2711 hours 55 min ago
+2 Found A CRE Broker MentorHI WSO, I am a senior mechanical engineering student and I want to try my hand at CRE brokerage. I am a long time lurker and the biggest piece of advice I have found for newbies in an industry with a 70% failure rate is to find a mentor. I emailed everyone I could find at the big brokerages...241 week 3 days ago
+2Taking a few months off before starting new jobGuys, I decided to take a few months off prior to starting my job as I am completely burnt out by my current job and just wanted to devote a few months to do things I am passionate about/ interested in. Would the new employer be bothered by this or they would not care less? How should I...246 days 21 hours ago
+2How many Job Switches is too many for an MBA?Hello WSO, I was wondering how many jobs switches are considered too many prior to B-School. I received a job offer and I am debating on whether to take it. I have 3 years of finance experience at 3 different companies (graduated in 2013), and if I take this offer I would begin my fourth job...241 day 3 hours ago
+2Best Time to Cold Email?Hello monkeys, When do you think is a good time to cold-email / cold-call banks (or anything finance related) to ask for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in 2017 as a freshman in...242 weeks 4 hours ago
+2Life in small PE funds (less than 300 million in AUM) Hi, I am wondering if anyone can provide any anecdotal insight into compensation and learning curve at smaller PE firms. I have an FT offer to join a shop with 200-250 million AUM,(last fund (150) raised 5-6 years ago) and would love to hear some thoughts regarding this career choice? Are...236 days 2 hours ago
+2Non-target school tiers I know that there are target and semi-target schools. I was wondering are there tiers for non-target schools? Do east coast banks prefer students who went to east coast non-targets? To give a little context I go to non-target with a high acceptance rate. Does that look worse or are non-targets...236 days 16 hours ago
+2Simple EV questionHi, I'm stuck with a problem that's ridiculously simple, but I can't seem to wrap my hear around it... Let's assume there's a company that will invest 450 bucks of CapEx next year to get a stream of free cash flows. When discounting both the CapEx investment...231 week 23 hours ago
+2Post Grad ActivitiesHi all, I'm in need of some recommendations on ways to beef up my resume post undergrad. I've always been pretty heavy on the extra curriculars, from Elementary to College and now that I'm out I am lost. After a recent job interview, it became apparent to me that most of the...233 weeks 4 days ago
+2YouTube and Disney drop vlogger PewDiePie over anti-Semitic videos[Original article]( [quote]YouTube has cancelled a series with its highest-earning star PewDiePie, following a similar move by Walt Disney, after the Swedish video blogger posted a series of offensive videos containing...211 day 8 hours ago
+2SA Approach at this stageTrying to receive an SA offer for this summer, have no luck so far. I understand that I have to focus on purely regional botiques at this time, and have been doing so. What should an approach look like this late into recruiting. Lately I have been cold-emailing people at firms, with a...201 day 12 hours ago
+2Harvard Endowment to Lay Off Half Its StaffHarvard announced that they will be shutting down their internal hedge funds and letting go their traders half way through the year. Only managers of Natural Resources and passively managed funds will stay. [All in all, about half of the 230 staff members will be let...202 weeks 4 days ago
+2Top Valuation FirmsI know this isn't exactly a hot topic on this fora, and most people wouldn't categorize valuation as a consulting function, but as I've stated in other posts, there seems to be increased interest/traction in the area. The fact of the matter is that valuation groups typically fall...201 week 5 days ago
+2Will the EU Fall Apart?With Brexit already in the rear view mirror, all eyes are focused on French elections in May where the election of Marine le Pen could cause a striking blow to the EU. An <a...202 weeks 19 hours ago
+2MBB process questionSo guys, longtime lurker here. Currently I'm a student just graduated from university with a STEM degree, and while I do have some offers, I sought to try my hand at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management...191 day 9 hours ago
+2Is Investment Banking a Rat Race?I hear investment banking is competitive. I don't think it is smart to mix ambitious people together, who also want to prove themselves. Are friends made between co-workers?193 weeks 10 hours ago
+2AI's Effect on ComplianceRecently read an interesting article regarding the future for those who work in “<span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">back office</a></span>” roles”, especially in...173 weeks 3 days ago
+2BB CRE Banking vs. CBRE/JLL/HFF (Debt not IS)Anyone have any thoughts on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> CRE Banking vs. CBRE/JLL/HFF type Capital Mkts (Debt)? Pros/Cons? Which offers better opportunities? Comp?161 day 2 hours ago
+2Moelis Wins Role in Saudi Aramco IPOI didn't see this on WSO so I figured we could start a discussion around it. Moelis & Co has apparently been chosen to be *the* adviser for Saudi Aramco in its IPO. [Saudi Aramco IPO]( For those that are in...1616 hours 9 min ago
+2Dating a Hedge Fund ManagerI have been "seriously" dating a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> manager (in his early 40's, never married, withdrawn). Think Christian Bale's...163 hours 10 min ago
+2An Ocean of Capital: Saturation in Private EquityI'd like to revive this discussion from 2012..... It seems particularly pertinent given the PE recruiting cycle. I've attached some charts from a presentation given by the CIO at a firm in the...161 week 6 days ago
+1CCIM 101 Preparation Hey guys, So I am a recent college graduate with very limited financial knowledge (political science major). I am seeking to break into commercial real estate. I already have my regular license. At the instruction of several people in the industry, I have registered for the first CCIM class, ...153 weeks 3 days ago
+2Barclays Restructuring vs Evercore Restructuring 2018 MBA weighing two summer offers <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> +LOVED the people (and they love me) +LOVED the trade floor environment +Decent hours +Bank has been doing great since Jes...132 days 7 hours ago
+2Donald Trump: Shamelessly Clueless or 4D Chess Master?Been having this debate with some buddies ever since he gained traction on the campaign trail. Some of my friends insist that he is marketing genius who is well aware of the reactions his actions provoke and thus premeditates his every move perfectly. I personally don't buy that and think...131 week 11 hours ago
+2"Tax The Robots" Says Bill GatesStumbled upon an interesting article on Forbes that talked about taxing robots that replace human workers. Seems like an interesting concept that could possibly gain attention in the coming future. I mean this is something I've never even considered, but it sounds like it makes sense. With...131 day 4 hours ago
+2Job networking stories for your first job out of collegeI am interested to hear how all of you obtained your first job out of college. I think a lot of people would benefit to hear your story of how you networked to get your first job in finance out of college. Was it through alumni connections? family? fraternity? events? etc. How did the process go...123 weeks 6 days ago
+2Investment metrics and ratios to look at when analyzing LONG TERM commercial investment Hi all, Would like to seek your professional advice and help. I'm an first year investment analyst in a real estate developer firm. Being a real estate developer instead of a fund/private equity, our strategy is mainly to purchase coreplus, value add or greenfield projects and hold over...113 weeks 2 days ago
+2Can't Find a Job in Investment Banking, Don't Know What To Dohey guys, I'll be completely honest, I'm feeling outmatched and like I'm going to get a shitty financial job and won't be able to accomplish my goal of becoming an Investment Banker. I really need some advice on what I should do. I truly feel as if I can't break...113 weeks 3 days ago
+2Rialto Capital ManagementHey everyone, I was wondering if anyone had insight into this firm or regarding the specefic program highlighted below? I recently came across a job posting from this firm for a 2yr rotational analyst position that rotates through loan <span class='keyword_link'><a...111 week 2 days ago
+2Leaving IB early after accepting PE offerHey guys - I recently accepted a summer 2018 PE associate role with an upper MM fund. For those of you who are at banks on a calendar year bonus cycle, what is the norm for departure date? Ideally, I would like to take ~3 months off to travel before starting in PE. Given that my bank does not...111 day 9 hours ago
+2Best education practice?Outside of P-EY, who has the best education practice? I noticed that the founder of P-EY's education and PE practices got acqui-hired by OW two years ago. Are any of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...115 days 3 hours ago
+2Should I tell people I'm an Intern?Nevermind. Got the answer I needed...thanks for all the input everyone. Idk why I over thought this. Its really not a big deal haha104 weeks 1 day ago
+2Asset Management as a long-term career?What is the career path for someone in CRE <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> look like? I know you start as an analyst, but what does this career path look like 10-20 years...105 days 17 hours ago
+2Turning down an offer several timesQuick question to those who've been in the industry for a few years - have you had experience with turning down people who you have a good relationship with who keep trying to hire you? A guy I've known for about 5 years at a mid-cap place has approached me with an offer to work in...101 month 9 hours ago
+2Thoughts on Northwestern Mutual Capital?Invited to interview for their summer internship as an Investment Analyst. I've generally thought Northwestern Mutual does financial planning/life insurance, etc (which I'm definitely not interested in) but the investment arm seems to deal with private equity and debt financing....94 days 5 hours ago
+6Blackberries and meI am an analyst at a new york i-bank, taking the subway to work and checking my blackberry. I saw a chick also taking the train. She was nothing too special. Until i saw her whip out her blackberry (then realizing she was probs an i banking analyst). For some reason, she got hotter,...91 week 22 hours ago
+2Oxford MSc Financial Economics vs. LSE MSc FinanceHi. Is anyone here that has done MSc Financial Economics at Oxford or has heart any opinion about this programme? Some people say it is too theoretical. Any information/opinion will be useful. I have received an offer but I am still waiting to hear from LSE. Personally I like Oxford more but...91 week 4 days ago
+2Canadian goes from $2.5M inheritance to $325k, betting it all on bad AAPL earnings 1/31/2017Saw this on market watch, this guy received a $2.5M windfall from his late uncle, and within 4 years has only $325k left He is betting the rest on bad news coming out of AAPL earnings tomorrow. You can read about it...92 weeks 4 days ago
+2SnapChat IPOThoughts? Maybe Im too traditional, but how can a company losing more money than revenue be worth $20bn? And talk about related party transactions with CEO's father acting as legal counsel. ...92 weeks 2 days ago
+2Do you have to intern at MBB before working there full-time?Have a pretty good background and getting the cold feet on banking. Think I stand a good chance with the consulting crowd but am curious to know if it's too late.81 week 1 day ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="//">Blogging Internship</a></li> *Top <span...82 months 3 weeks ago
+2Do MBB firms check GPA for experienced hires?I'm heading into the final round for a consulting role at an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> firm tomorrow. I didn't have a good GPA for my undergrad but I've accumulated good...82 days 11 hours ago
+2Eurozone Economy Quietly Outshines the U.S.Recently read a <a href="">Financial Times article</a> regarding the European Union and its economy. <a href="">(For those without...71 week 4 days ago
+2Roland Berger vs Arthur D. Little vs OCC vs LEKHi everyone, Can you please rank these consulting shops in terms of prestige and exit opportunities (ideally, for Europe)? I am in late stages of the recruitment process with them.72 weeks 3 days ago
+2Interview for Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate summer analyst programHey guys, I recently posted a thread asking for advice on what to highlight on my resume for this application. Just got an email this afternoon and have an interview scheduled for this week. Does anyone have any advice on what I should focus on? I have 5 or 6 different interview guides...72 days 15 hours ago
+2Wells Fargo Summer Financial Analyst Program - Commercial Real EstateHey guys, I'm semi-new here as I don't post much, but I have been around reading the forums for the past year and it's been a huge help. I am currently applying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a...75 days 18 hours ago
+2Free Trade: Good or Bad?With the Trump administration's recent repudiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, I think it would be fun to reignite a debate over the relative merits of free trade/globalization. Are economists correct in touting the net gains to society from trade - invoking econ...73 weeks 4 days ago
+2Any insight on Leasing Brokerage for Account/Portfolio pursuits (Mostly Tenant Rep)?Ok, I feel like I am being tempted by the fruit of another here, and could use some insight. Background: currently a second year analyst working debt and equity at a large brokerage shop (they do leasing, cap markets, management, you name it). Mostly doing multifamily deals ranging from...72 weeks 6 days ago
+2End of Dodd-Frank Regulations?Whatever opinions you have about Donald Trump being president, he is going through with his political promises. One of them is the<a href=""> dismantling the regulations imposed by...71 week 5 days ago
+2Help Me, Please! Hoping on a flight to NYC!Hello WSO! Pardon my throwaway account. I currently work at a real estate private equity firm and brokerage in the Los Angeles area. I am planning on moving to New York sometime in the next few months. As a result, I am on the job hunt! I am currently a financial analyst putting...71 week 2 days ago
+2Allergan agrees to buy fat-freezing company for $2.47bn[ article]( [quote]Allergan said it would pay $2.47bn in cash to acquire the maker of machines that freeze and remove fat cells, as the drugmaker best known for its Botox wrinkle treatment expands its offering for plastic...73 days 21 hours ago
+2Earn-outs and NOLs ?tax question for which I have not been able to find any info on the net. in M&A , the amount of possible NOLs as per IRC 382 is Price*IRS exemption rate. in the case of an earn out where the price may change, what Price is taken into account for this?64 days 21 hours ago
+2Best Private Equity RE firmsHi, Apart from Pere Top 50, is there any other good list of top RE investment firms (especially in London or Singapore)? Any firm you recommend in particular which is hiring now? Also, how are salaries/bonuses/lifestyle in this area vs Hedge Funds (both discretionary/systematic), PE firms,...64 days 9 hours ago
+2Financial Advisory vs. S&O FinanceWhat is the difference? For example Deloitte has both a Financial Advisory service as well as a Finance division within their S&O group. Is the Finance division within S&O less sought after than the general management consulting practice? What would be the difference in salary of someone...62 weeks 5 days ago
+2REPE Excel Test HelpHi all, I have an excel test this Friday for a small NYC based RE investment shop. They said I would have 2 hours to complete a basic cash flow and waterfall model. For studying measures, I am trying to teach myself how to model the waterfall but am struggling. Can please anyone provide (PM)...54 days 8 hours ago
+2Credit Suisse IBD LodonMonkeys, Any colour on the state of groups and their culture (product/coverage) at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">Credit Suisse</a></span> in London right now? The current search data is outdated...53 weeks 3 days ago
+2Deduct MBA Tuition for tax purposes?I was in finance and quit to become a full-time MBA student. Can I deduct the tuition for tax purposes?513 hours 14 min ago
+2Hair Follicle Drug Testing Coming To A Bank Near You!Sorry everyone. My apologies. I never truly appreciated how much of a trigger HR was for you guys. How did it get so bad? Is it the fact that we get to leave the office at the civilian hour of 5pm? Or perhaps you’ve just been rejected by HR hotties so many times your disappointment has...42 weeks 6 days ago
+2Any Movie Similar to The "Margin Call" ?Hi guys. Just wondering if you guys have come across any good movies similar to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/blog/margin-call-film-review-at-sundance">Margin Call</a></span> that you'd recommend. I liked the movie a lot because of its...41 week 3 days ago
+2$125k - the New PE Standard?For anyone who missed the latest GoBuyside compensation report, it looks like the numbers are in: $125k is the current standard in base pay for 1st year pre-MBA associates for the middle market on up. This makes sense given that 1st year IB associates now make $125 base w/ ~$225+ of all-in comp....21 week 5 days ago
+2Impact InvestingCurrently working as a Public Finance IB Analyst and I am too far away from the change that I am financing than I anticipated. Due to this, I am considering the transition to Impact Investing where I can be more hand on with good that is being accomplished. Anyone know what this recruiting...13 weeks 3 days ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...15 months 2 weeks ago
+2An alternative approachIF the policy was about vetting refugees why wouldn't the administration tap the heads of immigration and homeland to come up with their assessment regarding vetting Syrian (for example) refugees and their recommendations regarding vetting and whether or not it's possible to vet them...02 weeks 6 days ago
+2WSO Happy Hour: Thur 2/23, 7:00pm @5th and MadHappy 2017, dear monkeys! Join us for the second happy hour of 2017! Come by and enjoy a few drinks and bites with fellow finance professionals. First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 23rd, @ 7:00pm <strong>How to find the group:</strong> Mention...06 days 6 hours ago
+44 Vomit-Worthy Displays Of Office Romance I Was Forced To Bear Witness To This Valentine's DayI don't know about you schleps but Tuesday at my firm was like an avalanche of cringeworthy moments that left me wanting to Hoover my eyeballs out of their sockets. In increasingly painful procession occurred the following: **COOKIE MONKEY** *Cringe factor: 6/10* Some first-year...02 days 13 hours ago
+7Has Obama Rescued the US Economy?With Obama’s presidency ending in a couple of days, I recently read an <a href="">an interesting article</a> by Martin Wolf who argued Barack Obama did his best in rescuing the US economy and argues that Obama laid a strong foundation for...784 weeks 6 hours ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...471 month 1 day ago
+2Robots and How You'll Lose Your JobHello monkeys, stumbled upon a very interesting article: [Are robots coming to take investor jobs on Wall Street?]( [quote] Bots are squeezing their flesh-and-blood competition and threatening the jobs of...313 days 3 hours ago
+1Deutsche Bank To Scrap Bonuses For 2016: As Many As 90% Of Bankers AffectedSo what are people hearing at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank">DB</a></span>? Is this really going to impact VP and below pay as well? Per NY Post and Bloomberg First, it was a report by the NY post, according to which...312 weeks 4 days ago
+1Google Can Now Design An Outfit For YouGoogle is teaming up with H&M to make an app that will create the perfect outfits for you based on the data retrieved from your electronic devices, aka your previous purchases and most viewed pages. Once you open this app, it will immediately show you all the outfits it has put together, and...314 days 23 hours ago
+2Rejected from 3 Final round PE Interviews as well as from the girl I love Some of the users on this page are incredibly smart and proved to be very helpful in the past, thats why I am seeking advice via this way. I am currently a second year <span class='keyword_link'><a...295 days 19 hours ago
+2Hamptons is Out of Style - Two (2) Locations for the new Cool Kids!Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. Hamptons apparently isn't as vogue as it used to be and the new folks who've made it are thumbing their noses at the old money. Would you buy or have already real estate in the Hamptons or consider these new places the weekend getaway for the...231 week 5 days ago
+2Do you feel fulfilled? A question to all <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analysts - do you feel fulfilled with your job? Does it give you meaning and a purpose? 221 day 6 hours ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...202 months 2 days ago
+1Polka Dot TiesDo you think it is a good idea to wear navy/white or burgendy/white polka dot ties to work? I saw a tie I liked at Brooks Brothers, however I am not sure if it is a good idea. I am an intern at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...191 week 5 days ago
+1Favorite Way to Gamble?I recently read an article on the Economist <a href="">regarding which country's residents incur the greatest gambling losses.</a> Fun fact, the country is Australia with each resident losing around $990...191 week 2 days ago
+1EMBA recruitingCan anyone shed some light on recruiting for Associate positions while being in an EMBA program? I currently work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate...1914 hours 2 min ago
+1PE 2018 recruiting - who's left?It seems now that nearly all the upper MM - largecaps firms have finished their process. Anyone know if there are there any firms still recruiting that run quick turnaround processes?191 week 4 days ago
+1Fixed vs. Floating Rate Wanted to get some feedback on a term sheet we received from a bank lender (Top 10 bank AUM). We requested a fixed and floating rate option from the lender. We received a term sheet with a 7-year fixed option and a 1-month <span class='keyword_link'><a...1953 min 24 sec ago
+1Trump and Russia This article cites 3 major objectives Trump hopes to achieve with a reset of relations with Putin: taming of conflict in Middle East, reduction of destabilizing Russian activity in...193 days 12 hours ago
+1Driving To JFK Is Now Something Only Suckers And Interns DoThis actually looks like a pretty good deal... this NYC startup is taking people by helicopter to JFK and expanding their services beyond. The uberization of the skies has begun! Over all I think this is great, why not target the air travel segment, a severely under utilized area for last-mine...182 weeks 10 hours ago
+1What's the most valuable and versatile Undergraduate Degree nowadays and looking into the future?As a Senior HS student looking ahead not just 5 years from now but 15 years down the road, it scares me. I've been always interested in studying finance/business for my undergrad. Seeing the stagnating finance industry and the increase in automation (or atleast intentions to do so), I am...182 hours 6 min ago
+1"No drinking rule" established for employeesLloyd's of London, an insurance company in Europe, recently notified its several hundred employees that drinking alcohol between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm is forbidden. Apparently, it used to be popular to consume liquor with lunch, but the practice has died out over the years....187 hours 18 min ago
+1On the Road AgainAfter being on a flight every week in 2016, I was able to work the first month of 2017 from the home office. Head back out on the road Monday and its safe to say.. I'm not looking forward to it. Besides quitting, any suggestions on dealing with the travel blues.183 days 15 hours ago
+3Hedge Fund as the 1st job out of undergrad Hey fellow monkeys , I have a job offer at a hedge fund (>25bn ) straight out of undergrad . However , it is for operations and it lasts 16 months . What do you think ? - how does this set me up in the future ( b-school , other <span class='keyword_link'><a...181 week 9 hours ago
+2The rent is too damn high... honey.My friend recently went through a terrible breakup. I wish him all the best, and I know that these things are not easy. During our many conversations the topic of rent came up, and it was clear that it was a major contributing factor to them moving in together in the first place. We went down...173 weeks 2 days ago
+1Top Boston Investment Banks (M&A)Anyone have a reputable source on the M&A activity of Boston Branches? There seems to be a sizable number of firms but some websites seems to only indicate wealth management divisions. 171 week 5 days ago
+1HEC, LBS, LSECould somebody please asses my chances in each of these schools? Undergraduate in finance from a small private school, as non-target as a school can possibly be. I graduated with a 4.0 in 3 years for whatever that is worth <span class='keyword_link'><a...161 week 2 days ago
+1J.P Morgan Industrials Good or Not?What do people think of DI at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span>? Is it good? How is the reputation and culture? What subgroup is the best?162 weeks 2 days ago
+1Online vs. Part-Time MBAI have an engineering degree working for an engineering firm. Currently looking into doing an MBA to get into investment banking. Some of the schools I'm looking into are Carnegie Mellon (online), UNC (online), UT (part-time Houston), and Texas A&M (part-time) Houston. My question is:...162 weeks 3 days ago
+1Moving from West Coast Banking to NYC BankingHey guys, I just accepted an offer at a MM firm based on LA/SF. The work and group seems to be pretty good but I would like to make the switch to NYC to work on bigger deals at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...152 weeks 6 days ago
+1Target Schools?Hey guys, I have browsed several companies' databases and it seems to me that Villanova, SMU, UNC,UVA, and University of Notre Dame are target/semi-target schools? But I didn't see University of Chicago on those lists a lot? Thx in advance.151 hour 34 min ago
+12017 San Francisco Analyst Housing Thread (Early I Know)It's early for sure, but looking out there to see who else is relocating after graduation 2017 to San Francisco for IB or related professions. ( Anyone moving in Summer 2017 is welcome to join in on conversation - regardless of position or profession)151 day 13 hours ago
+1Deutsche Bank: A Problem Child?Hello monkeys, As you all probably already know, Deutsche bank has just released its annual earnings. According to CNBC, their full-year net loss fell to $1.46 billion in the previous year (2016), versus a $7.3 billion loss in 2015. [Deutsche Bank's full-year net loss narrows to...151 week 3 days ago
+1BB IBD vs AMHi, I'm currently in uni and in the process of deciding which career path to go with for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. What would you pick if you had the option of...153 days 1 hour ago
+1Value Add Brooklyn Cap Rate?What kind of cap rates are you guys seeing on value add projects in Brooklyn right now? Think a nice neighborhood with good subway access to Manhattan.153 weeks 3 days ago
+1Stern or Fordham pls helpHi, I got into nyu stern ug early decision and I literally got zero financial aid. Zero. Financial. Aid. I applied to college of arts and science last year, and stern this year. When I applied last year they gave me 20k. This year I got none and my financial situation got worse. I'm...152 weeks 1 hour ago
+1Impressive resume but still no job........Issue resolved..........................................................................................151 week 1 day ago
+1Megafund Interview PrepI have an interview coming up this week for an associate role at a megafund in NYC. I have been doing prep by using what I can find freely online, but would prefer more (i.e. different) practice models and questions. Are there any models people can share or other sites they have found helpful?...151 week 3 days ago
+1Best path to Development?I know real estate as a whole has no direct path but someone with not really any full time experience relative to development/CRE finance..what is the best way if one can't get a Development Analyst type role off the bat? I really don't want to do Brokerage even as a debt/IS Analyst...155 hours 33 min ago
+13 key questions re how to get into a HF megafundHey guys, My ultimate goal is to work in a multi billion dollar <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> doing equity l/s, after doing an M7 MBA. I would like to ask...153 days 2 hours ago
+1Best Summer Opportunity for Sophomore/Rising JuniorHi! I'm a HYPS sophomore/rising junior with a 3.5+ GPA who wants to go into investment banking through junior recruiting next fall. This previous summer I interned at a hedge fund, and this summer I am fortunate to have some different opportunities for summer employment. Which would be best...141 week 12 hours ago
+1GMAT Score of 720 for Top B SchoolsI recently got 720 on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> on my fist attempt (Don't think I worked incredibly hard to be honest) I was just wondering if this score would be...142 days 17 hours ago
+1Consultant friendly MM PE firmsSecond year at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> looking at one-off recruiting for MM PE starting in 2016. Wanted to get a list of consultant-friendly firms and the corresponding search firms they...141 week 6 days ago
+1Best MBA for 1year programThinking of going 1year MBA in US (I know 2yr have more better options, but thinking of 1year program because I'm already 33 yrs old) What's the best MBA school for 1year program??141 hour 29 min ago
+1Accounting or Finance Major for CREI just transferred (started this week) to a non-target CSU in northern CA that doesn't get any CRE on campus recruitment other than M&M. Many of the alumni from my university work in <span class='keyword_link'><a...143 weeks 2 days ago
+1IB Offer: Background Check - GPADo background checkers or HR have access to GPA data? A friend of mine was being recruited for FT in IB and put his last year GPA (3.8) instead of his cGPA (3.4). Is this grounds for them to rescind the offer? 144 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Is it a good idea to buy a sheltie puppy at this moment?I am a student and will start my full time IB analyst gig in July. So... I know it's not very realistic to get large dogs like GSD or golden retriver puppies and I may not have enough time for them when I start working full time, but what about smaller breeds like shelties? I read...142 weeks 4 days ago
+1European degree, no experience, just a passion. HF?Hey! I've been reading this forum for a while and I've decided to ask you guys for advice. Let me introduce myself in just a few lines: - I'm 27. Born and raised in Spain, now in NYC. - Software Engineering MSc and Business Management MSc. Good grades, top of my class,...135 days 18 hours ago
+1Dartmouth, Cornell, NYU (Stern) - presence and OCR?H.S. Senior here!! I wanted to hear opinions on Dartmouth v. Cornell v. Stern in terms of OCR and presence on the Street. I have also heard a lot about the 'Ivy' brand. Do you think that the brand of Dartmouth and Cornell would be more advantageous than Stern's location? All...132 weeks 3 days ago
+1IB Math Question - What is 12x12x12?Hey everyone, Does anyone know the "hack" to answer this question? I know there is a quick step-by-step solution, but I couldnt find it online. Thanks133 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Urgent question -leaving your job after one months Working in strategy consulting and I am miserable. I don't mind the work of the hours but my boss is making my life miserable. It is a boutique firm and I havent received any training although I have got solid project experience under my belt. I am getting severly berated and bullied...133 weeks 2 days ago
+1HFF NJCame across HFF postings for a debt analyst and IS analyst out in their NJ office. I know their NYC office is up there just behind the CBRE/Eastdils of world but can anyone comment on their NJ office? I ultimately want NYC but does their NJ office have just as good exit ops to firms out in city?...133 days 13 hours ago
+1Need LBO Model HelpHello Fellow WSOers, I am stumped thinking how I can about setting up the following <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">LBO</a></span> after being given a CIM: For sources and uses, assume a...134 weeks 1 day ago
+1Future of Accounting and Value of CPA I've seen articles online which elaborate on the perpetual value of a CPA and the bright future ahead for students studying accounting. At the same time, I have seen articles written about the changes in the industry and the uncertainty present in the industry(whether that be a result of...131 week 5 days ago
+1Career path for H/S/W?Hi, I am currently a senior at UCB/UCLA working FT in a coverage group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">BB</a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...133 weeks 2 days ago
+1South America IBDHello monkeys, Just wondering about opportunities for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> in South America (specifically Brazil). With such a large economy and fast...136 days 14 hours ago
+1Peculiar Off-Cycle Situation Question to those who went through off-cycle recruiting for PE: What is the customary process for firm communication after the Final Round? I ask since I did a final round a few weeks ago and the firm has gone radio silent since then. I followed twice through email and phone call but have...131 week 2 days ago
+1NYC Summer Intern Housing Thread 2017Hey Guys, I will be doing an IB internship this summer in NYC and wanted to start a thread about housing. I was curious what other incoming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> here plan...133 days 4 hours ago
+1Got Laid Off - How will this hurt my MBA chances?Guys, My firm went through annual downsizing and I got caught in the gutter a few days ago. I already have a job lining up before the layoff but was wondering how this will affect my chances of going to the top MBA schools? Since I already have another job lining up, can I say I left the job...125 days 15 hours ago
+1D. E. Shaw Background CheckHas anyone applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/de-shaw" target="_blank">D.E. Shaw</a></span> and got rejected after the background check and reference stage?? 122 weeks 1 day ago
+1How to succeed at MBB MBA summer internship?To reiterate, I am a student at a M7 MBA program who was fortunate enough to get an internship offer from one <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> firm (which I will be accepting soon). I really want to...121 week 3 days ago
+11st Yr Associate IS - no UG degree - need advice on possible career change & schoolQuick background: I am 35 and was previously a hockey player chasing the dream. Injuries sidelined me and its at this point I got serious about an alternative career path (age 26). I never graduated UG (big mistake, especially with 1480 SATs before the format change), which, after attending...123 weeks 1 day ago
+1Manhattan GMAT - which to buy?Dear WSOers, I'm Sydney based and looking to take the GMAT in late July while balancing work and life commitments. I will be completing self-study as I realise a lot of GMAT preparation courses are based in the United States. I'm a Chartered Accountant working in Management...121 day 23 hours ago
+1Moving to Real Estate Investment firms (MBA vs MSRE)I'm trying to move to Real Estate Investment industry from FICC trader. (I'm currently working as a trader in FICC of a well-known US bank, and I'm a VP and 33 yrs old.) I know they are totally different industries and different skillsets are needed to move, but I really want...123 days 14 hours ago
+1"How Much Debt Can the Company Support" Question in Growth Capital Modeling TestHello, I am working on a Growth Capital modeling test. After a standard 3-Statement projection in the next five years, there is a follow-up question about debt and I think it is quite different from regular one-page <span class='keyword_link'><a...122 weeks 2 days ago
+1Am I wasting my time networking with EBs as a nontarget? Wondering if any non-targets/people with unconventional backgrounds have successfully broken into an EB. I've set up a few phone calls with mid-level bankers at EBs and I'm wondering if it would be a more efficient use of my time to focus strictly on the lower-tier BBs and top MMs that...122 days 4 hours ago
+1Will an investment firm hire me with a retail theft arrest dismissed 10 years ago?Retail theft misdemeanor 10 years ago and case was dismissed. Will a firm hire me with this on my record?122 days 11 hours ago
+1Where can my experience take me? Have no idea where I stand in the industryHey guys, so I have nobody to turn to to get an idea of where I'd end up so thought I'd ask here. I'll try to make it short as possible. I graduated from Purdue in 2011 with an electrical engineering degree, GPA around 2.5-2.7. I had no experience, no network, etc. I somehow...124 days 15 hours ago
+1World Class Capital GroupGot a callback for an interview with these guys. From searching it seems like a relatively young firm that is growing pretty rapidly. Mixed reviews on Glassdoor. Anybody familiar with the group that can offer any thoughts or insight?1212 hours 18 min ago
+1Upfront Cash Flow Conversion Using Duration & Fixed Income Primers in GeneralSiddhartha Jha's book, *Interest Rate Markets,* posits that one can convert an upfront cash flow into a running cash flow using duration. An example: Eg.: an investment offers 20bps upfront (ie. .2% of notional). Over 30 years, this would not be 20bps/30, but rather 20bps/15 (15 being...121 week 15 hours ago
+1Civil Engineering degree - What are my chances of getting into IB?Hello WSO. So I have graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering with A+ in all my quantitative subjects with 1:1 Honours and currently a University Medal Candidate. What are my chances of breaking into IB? At the time of accepting I was indecisive as to what path I wanted to take but much,...122 weeks 6 days ago
+1What do real estate analysts do?I was wondering what exactly do real estate analysts do? What metrics do they look at as well. I'm intrigued.111 week 5 days ago
+1How did you guys decide on Consulting?Hello guys! I was wondering on how you guys decided on consulting as a career? As a sophomore in college whose interested in the finance industry I'm having a hard time deciding between what types of <span class='keyword_link'><a...111 week 5 days ago
+1My Million Dollar Strategy - Real Estate Private EquitySo here goes.... Buyers: I have an old list of all the REPE core, value-add and opportunity funds from RE Alert (Thanks!). Also I have a healthy list of smaller funds/investment groups by googling: "investment criteria core-plus Florida". And I have an old list from 2013 of real...112 weeks 6 days ago
+1Msc Finance programs, 1yr or 2yr for me?Hey guys, I'm going to be applying to a couple Msc Finance programs in the coming weeks and I was wondering whether any of you could provide some insight into the different options. First off, I think I have a competitive application so I'd give myself good odds of coming away with a...111 week 3 days ago
+1Eastdil Hiring Analyst Thought I would let all you monkeys know I saw an add(first ever) for Eastdil recruiting. The position is for a Santa Monica, CA analyst and more can be found on the <span class='keyword_link'><a...112 weeks 5 days ago
+1Will drug test follow background check test immediately??Guys, I have 2 questions: 1. After you submit your background check form, does drug test follow immediately? If it does not, how long do people usually have to wait before hearing from your future employer again about drug test? 2. Also, I have submitted my background check form almost 2...112 weeks 6 days ago
+1Twitter for Real Estate NewsI've sifted through most of the content posted here with regard to where many of you in the industry get your news. I've noticed that hardly anyone is mentioning twitter as a source. For those that have tried (like myself), is there simply too much "noise" on the site that...111 week 4 days ago
+1Is an internship at Vanguard able to feed to wall street internship the following year? Hi everyone. I am a sophomore finance major at a nontarget private school (top 30). I received an internship offer in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate...112 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Options, Futures and Other Derivatives suggestion.I have started reading through <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Hull</a></span>...111 week 2 days ago
+12016 League Tables for BBs by Industry. Guess who is #1?Saw this online (FT). Ranked in terms of fees earned in 2016. Thoughts? Anything surprising? For me, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> seems to have a top presence in many different industries. Didn't know...108 hours 59 min ago
+1How common is Trump's "Power" handshake?How often do you encounter people in the business world who attempt such a handshake? I can't imagine there are very many people who do it to that degree, but how often after a handshake are you thinking *"man that douchebag just tried to display his dominance over me"*...103 days 3 hours ago
+1Tier 2 schools for MBA (targeting for IB)Dear all, I am considering the following schools for MBA program, while my criteria would be (1) Reputation (2) Location (3) Finance Focused. I hope that I will land a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...101 week 6 days ago
+1Top Tier Regional Bank Corporate Banking Analyst Salary Range?Just curious if anyone could provide me the salary range (and/or bonus ranges) for a corporate banking analyst of a solid regional bank. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!105 days 2 hours ago
+1Lending/Financing arms of Owner/Operators/Developers?Can someone explain why some owners/developers venture into lending? Is this a relatively new phenomenon since regulations have made it more difficult for banks to finance CRE deals? I have noticed a proliferation of these financing arms (most recently The Moinian Group). If anybody can shed...103 days 2 hours ago
+1Accountant TransitioningHello all, I've been meaning to post this since joining, but I am just now getting around to it. I (like many others) am trying to make the enormous leap from accounting to finance. So far, I've compiled a few possible ways for myself to break in to the industry, and I was...101 week 1 day ago
+1"Self taught" financial modellingI am working full time in strategy consulting and I am trying to lateral into Investment Banking. The biggest obstacle in my way is proving to people that I know how to produce <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...103 weeks 5 days ago
+1Resume - how do you list transactions that haven't closed or didn't close?Lot of good experience from processes that either are still ongoing, or died after a month or more. Since there's no closed transaction to refer to, and companies need to remain anonymous, maybe its "Sale of XYZ-broad-type-of-company to ABC-broad-type-of-buyer". Thoughts?103 weeks 2 days ago
+1TSA Pre-checkDo banks pay for it for bankers that frequently need to travel for work? 101 week 5 days ago
+1Ivy: Social UniversityIvy University was founded by Beri Meric, a former <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> banker. It markets itself as a thought-provoking social university that uses the world as it's...101 week 3 days ago
+1Seeking Entry Level Investment Banking JobHello, I'm currently on the search for an entry level investment banking job in the SF Bay Area and wanted to gather advice on what my next steps should be in regards to (1) best strategies for networking, (2) tips on my resume, and (3) overall advice for getting the interview and...102 weeks 2 days ago
+1Boutique Investment Bank or Top PE FoF (FT)I'm a college senior and I have two offers for full time right now.; an offer at a European investment banking boutique in their NY office, and an offer at a top PE FoF. The NY office of the European boutique is small, but has been growing rapidly since the office opened last year....103 weeks 3 days ago
+1BB Summer Analyst Pay/ Hour ?This is for me to compare what the market is like with respect to pay. I just signed my offer for a junior year <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> position in New York- How much do NYC BBs pay...91 week 3 days ago
+1Questions to ask when a member of a firm comes out to your schoolHello Chimps, So lately at my University, we have been having a variety of members come out from different firms and talk about what their day-to-day life and about the firm. I have issues trying to form questions together that would make myself stand out from the crowd and land you that...913 hours 27 min ago
+1McCombs for NY officesHi monkeys, As a high school senior, this is the time where I have to choose which college to attend. Currently UT Austin McCombs is at the top of my list. However I was wondering if I had a good chance of making a NY <span class='keyword_link'><a...91 week 10 hours ago
+1Why IPO?Why would a mature company with significant cash flows choose equity fundraising over debt when the cost of capital on debt is so low right now? I understand equity has its own benefits, but given current market conditions it seems to be a curious choice.92 weeks 5 days ago
+1Bad Teeth/Braces in an Interview?Hi all, I am a sophomore at an almost-target and I am getting ready for Junior SA recruiting season. My teeth are unfortunately really bad (massive overbite, many gaps, etc.) and I'm thinking of getting braces. If I get braces now, will I be off them in time for interviews? If not, would...92 hours 36 min ago
+1MBB vs. ParthenonI am an first-year MBA student weighing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> offers from one of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...91 week 3 days ago
+1LSE Management vs Warwick A&FWhich of the 2 courses/unis would be ideal for a career in high finance, would studying management hinder a career in high finance?94 days 9 hours ago
+1How best to negotiate salary?Recently was given an offer for a boutique bank in the area asking me to intern during the summer with possibility to extend into next semester. This is a great shop that I'm eager to join and think it will position me well for recruiting next semester. Problem is, they low-balled me on...91 week 4 days ago
+1Need a little career adviceGood day, my dear Colleagues( future) I know that I have a stupid questions but I need in yours help. I finished Moscow SU( financial management- 2:1 degree) and had internship in Big4( BV- 1 year).I am 21 year old. I want to continue my education in Germany( especially Frankfurt, Munchen,...91 week 1 day ago
+1What are the best places to study abroad?In your time in college, I'm sure many of you took advantage of a possible study abroad program. As a finance major, I am leaning towards studying in London, the other financial hub in the world besides Wall Street. I was just curious as to where other experienced businessmen and...92 weeks 6 days ago
+1Networking With Potential Buy-Side Parties?My bank is very small but well known within my coverage group and geography. Therefore it is difficult to get headhunters to go to bat for me, as they claim "a significant amount of leg work will be required on my end" given that my bank is small / not a brand name bank. However, I...93 weeks 5 days ago
+1Favorite TV Showslet's discuss what TV shows we love and why? My favorite TV series - The Walking Dead, because I have a very exciting plot!93 weeks 4 days ago
+1Big vs Small firmsShould someone without any full time experience always go big so they have a well known established firm on resume for future? How hard is it to land Associate positions or even another Analyst position if you are with a small REPE/developer/investor, no one has ever heard of?93 weeks 2 days ago
+1CBRE - Underwriting Analyst or Valuation AssociateI was hoping someone who works in the industry might be able to help me out with this, there are two jobs available right now at CBRE and i was hoping someone could give me a little more insight in the two of them. My ultimate goal is to purchase cash flow properties and get into development on...93 weeks 3 days ago
+1Breaking inHey guys, I am currently still trying to break into IB at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> firm and have one internship (4 month) opportunity left as a part of my program in...92 weeks 2 days ago
+1'How PE funds can overstate LP returns by up to 50 pct'Anyone willing to provide some insight on the article below? If this tactic is readily utilized by GPs, it seems like LPs should demand that reported fund returns include the effects/opportunity cost of committed...92 weeks 3 days ago
+1Hotel Operating Margins (Select Service)Any hoteliers here? Curious to compare bottom line NOI margins on limited/select service hotels (flagged). I am looking at a 3 year old extended stay/all-suites project. Had a 3rd party mgmt. co perform a basic Year 1 proforma. They used a 50% Gross Operating Profit (25% distributed...91 day 4 hours ago
+1FCFE and terminal value?Hi! I'm trying to value a holding company that owns 3 projects, one of which has amortizing debt (changing leverage) for acquisition purposes. I'm fine with valuing the firm as a whole using FCFF and assuming it will be refinanced to a target D/E, but my questions are as...93 weeks 6 days ago
+1Asset Management - Analyst Path Questions Hey everyone, looking for some quick career guidance from some AM professionals on the street. Currently (a URM) in undergrad semi/non-target in NYC, and as of now my goal is to end up at an institutional Asset Manager like <span class='keyword_link'><a...92 weeks 16 hours ago
+2What's Your Worst Nightmare During and After College/Grad School?I'm an engineer. I hated English and Humanities classes with a passion. During college, my worst nightmare was sitting in a classroom, as I rarely went to class, and finding out that the final project is due next week and final exam the following week! I didn't even know what the...92 weeks 3 days ago
+1Job DecisionHow should I think about this role: I have a great strategy and corp fin background and can move to Private equity as a VP at a 800M fund. The catch is the fund is struggling. Their previous lead investor will 100% not be around anymore for the next fund and their are no plans for a raise. I...96 days 8 hours ago
+1Alphabet’s $4bn in “Other Bets”In 2016 Alphabet raked in $87.4bn in revenue and almost $20bn in profits. However, 99% of that comes from Google alone. I came across this <a href="">chart</a> that displays their other bets in place to...91 week 4 days ago
+1CMBS Cash Flow modelHello All, Planning to build a cash flow projection model for CMBS pool, interested to know if I can find some templates for reference. To give more detail, want to simulate Intex/Trepp projections in excel so I can use it when a security is not traded or not in the library. Much appreciate...92 days 8 hours ago
+1Hair Products...for Men!One of my biggest insecurities is my hair. I think it could be decent looking I just don't know how to get it cut or how to/if to style it. I think it looks good coming out of the shower but then once it dries it gets all poofy. And I'm always afraid of trying something new. guys...81 week 6 days ago
+1GS NR vs GS IndustrialsHey guys I just went to sell day and really liked both groups. If anyone was in a similar boat I would love to hear some thoughts and decisions making process. Thanks!86 days 4 hours ago
+1Timbs vs. Bean BootsAlright Monkeys, what do you think about these two acclaimed pieces of footwear. The Timberland 6' boot, or the L.L. Bean. duck boot? Discuss846 min 51 sec ago
+1Freshman Internship DecisionWhat would be better for a freshman internship for someone looking into S&T for summer after sophomore year? - paid internship at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//"...84 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Are Chinese top Businuess Schools valued in EU/US?Hi guys, I'm applying for Master Finance degree in a top University in Shanghai. Are the Graduate programs from Chinese top schools valued in EU/US? I'm a Foreigner here and I am finishing my undergraduate here. Didn't do <span class='keyword_link'><a...84 days 20 hours ago
+1Upcoming Corporate Development(M&A) Internship Phone InterviewI have an upcoming phone interview for a corporate development internship position doing M&A work. This is for a company in the industrials sector. I'm coming from an accounting background and have an MBA. Just wanted to know if anyone has had experience with these phone interviews...81 week 3 days ago
+1Resign or take offer?Hi All, I am in a bit of a predicament, I am a stock broker and I am not sure what to do in this situation. My line manager has been treating me unfairly (excessive and unjustified criticism) and she is keen to make me leave the firm. She has advised that I will be put on a performance...84 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Salary pay cut when changing careers?I wanted some advice on a career change I am working towards - I am an engineer and want to move into either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> or investment banking, also...81 week 3 days ago
+1Travel Expenses for InterviewsQuestion for the forum. Is it standard practice for a firm to expect the candidate to pay for travel expenses associated with in person interviews? I have had a couple first round interviews for both Summer Associate and permanent roles where this was the expectation. It was my understanding...81 week 3 days ago
+1Backtesting commodities futuresHey all, I'm curious to know if anyone has had any experience with backtesting commodities futures data. I am working with a friend on a hedge fund competition where we have to compete with other university students in developing and presenting a <span...85 days 8 hours ago
+1Excel/Computer ShortcutsHey Monkeys Just lateraled to a new bank as a 2nd yr and everyone is significantly more efficient than me. What courses on computer and <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...81 week 7 hours ago
+1how does a PwC strategy internship set me up for the future?Freshman at a target. Have an internship at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span> lined up for the summer in one of their strategy depts. I'm interested in PE/<span...84 days 12 hours ago
+1Dimensional Fund Advisors - experiences? General questions inside.Hi guys. I'm a 1Y MBA and I recently got an offer to intern at dimensional in FAS. Wanted to see if anybody here has worked at DFA. Comments on glassdoor seem to hit both ends of the spectrum. I'm leaning towards accepting this offer, but want to hear feedback from you guys. Some of...81 week 3 days ago
+1Lending/Debt careers pathsJust wondering what kind of long term career paths exist on the lending side of RE and what kind of incomes go alone with those roles. I'm starting out in multifamily asset lending (small balance loans) for a DUS shop in NYC. So ill be working primarily with fannie and freddie loans. if...81 week 1 day ago
+1can you get more than your "target bonus"I was looking at an offer letter where the target bonus for the analyst role was 20%. Do firms ever give an analyst more than their target bonus? does it happen... never, rare, depends, etc? 81 week 6 days ago
+1HEC Lausanne MSc in FinanceHi everybody! I'm an Italian student that will take the bachelor's degree by July 2017. I would like to apply for MSc in Finance at HEC Lausanne, so I'm here to ask some questions about the School and the admission process. First, I would share my profile: Economics and...82 weeks 6 days ago
+1Summer Associate Interview Prep, MBA candidateThis fall I'll be in the first year of a top 10 MBA program, and my goal is to ace the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> interview for an investment banking role at a <span...72 weeks 4 days ago
+1MSc in Finance in EuropeHey everyone, I am currently applying for MSc in Finance programs in Europe and was wondering if you could give me some input. I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a...73 weeks 3 days ago
+1What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac. Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write. Next: <span class='keyword_link'><a...734 min ago
+1Need to Choose - Trading, Structuring, Sales, Research, QuantHi Guys, I'm new to all of this. I have studied a masters in Engineering, but have had an interest in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> so have had a go at it myself for the past few...71 week 4 days ago
+1Landlord vs. Tenant Rep I've previously asked about CCIM and such, but am curious about the differences between landlord and tenant representation. To my understanding, tenant reps can make bigger commissions than landlord reps because they are hustling for more deals, but landlord reps also might have a more...72 weeks 4 days ago
+1AP goes up by 10Was asked this question in 3 of my most recent interviews. What happens when accounts payable does up by 10? I'm not really sure about the correct answer for this one. Thank you so much!71 week 2 days ago
+1URGENT HELP - Shipping company valuationHi everyone, I'm currently interviewing for an IB role and have been told I will be given a modeling test related to a shipping company. I will have to model out the forecasts and flow the effects through the three income statements. I was also told I will need to calculate an <span...71 week 6 days ago
+1Big Law ---> MBB?I'm a junior corporate lawyer at Biglaw and am contemplating making a career transition into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span>. I would much appreciate your thoughts on the...71 week 2 days ago
+1PE vs IBD offer out of UniI am currently deciding between PE vs <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> out of Uni. The IBD offer is for a mid-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 week 2 days ago
+1Knowledge Sharing: Corporate Development / M&AHello, I am currently working on implementing an M&A department within the group I work for. As our industry is really fragmented we need to grow in the coming years as the market will consolidate. We did several deals in the past years mainly based on sell side presentations of M&A...73 weeks 3 days ago
+1Transition from FICC Trader(BB) to Real Estate Investment companies I'm trying to move to Real Estate Investment industry from FICC trader. (I'm currently working as a trader in FICC of a well-known US bank, and I'm a VP and 33 yrs old.) I know they are totally different industries and different skillsets are needed to move, but I really want...71 day 8 hours ago
+1Needed GMAT score3.3 undergrad non target GPA. Financial services internship experience. Wondering what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">gmat score</a></span> would be needed to get admitted in a business school...72 weeks 2 days ago
+1Do Brokerage Titles mean anything?I met with a tenant rep team last week for a job opportunity, and the team consisted of 2 Vice Presidents and 1 Executive Vice President. I was afraid to ask what the team's revenue was last year at the risk of coming off rude, but I have seen them in the news on some very sizeable...75 days 16 hours ago
+1State Department senior officials resignSo it looks like a bunch of State Dept senior officials just sent in their notices. These were Foreign Service lifers who were around under both Bush and Obama, so it's not like it's politically-appointed ambassador positions we're talking about. Also of note is that the White...73 weeks 3 days ago
+1Can I pursue a JD after Finance Undergrad?Hey WSO, High school senior here and I'll be studying Finance next fall when I head off to college. I'll most likely be attending Fordham in the Global Honors Business Program and may minor in International Studies or Political Science. I am interested in the careers of both...75 days 13 hours ago
+1IRR Question - Looking for feedbackHave an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR">IRR</a></span> question: See below - both scenarios have the same net cash flow, but delaying net inflows by 6 months produces a better IRR in scenario...73 hours 20 min ago
+1Distressed debt analysis examplesHi - does anyone have a good source on sample writeups of distressed debt investment ideas? I am in a unique situation but I'd like to try to teach myself how to do distressed investment analysis (I work in a legal capacity right now on the periphery and I deal with distressed funds on a...73 weeks 2 days ago
+1Know anyone who can place $10 million+ ?Do you know anyone who has 10 million or more in cash that is looking to investing in deals right now.72 weeks 5 days ago
+1Transferring out of a 2-Yr rotational program to IBD in same bankSo I'm currently in a 2-yr rotational program at a large bank that is more of a MO/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">FO</a></span> program (opportunities in both areas of...73 weeks 3 days ago
+1Marcus and Millichap Investment SalesToday I interviewed at M&M for investment sales, I have been in sales for small ticket items for the past 3 years, I did two years of business at college before leaving just so you know where I'm at. After reading all the commercial real estate threads on here, I get the idea that...76 days 8 hours ago
+1Which MS Finance -- high GMAT/low GPAI graduated last year (2016) from a non-target, mid-atlantic state school with a 3.13 GPA with Finance major and Econ minor. I have a 730 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">gmat...73 weeks 5 days ago
+1HELP URGENT Emerging Market Sales (RATES / MACRO)Guys, I need some urgent help here. I'm meeting this guy Head of Emerging Market Sales at JP this Thursday through a internal mentor mentee program. And, I have no idea what they do. I believe on corporate directory he's classify under Macro / Rates if that means anything to...73 weeks 1 day ago
+1Signs to Look For When Your Company is Struggling and Management is QuietI am set to begin a job with a boutique consulting firm this summer and just heard from some people the firm was struggling with one of its offices and has had to do some restructuring. I haven't heard anything about this directly from the recruiter. This led me to question what signs...71 week 4 days ago
+1Thoughts or info on Arbor Realty TrustAny thoughts or info on Arbor Realty Trust? (in general) Thoughts on specifically working as a multifamily underwriting analyst there? exit ops?71 week 5 days ago
+1My shirts don't fitI think it's a combination of actually losing weight and just buying pre-fitted shirts. The idiots who measure me must not be accurate because the sleeves aren't perfect length either. What's your recommendation on getting good-fitting shirts? Do you have to get them tailored...73 weeks 4 days ago
+1FCF and Equity Value for a one year company?I’ve been practicing DCFs quite a lot recently but a back to basics question has really stumped me. Imagine a company with: Revenue $150 Costs $60 Depreciation $20 CapEx $20 No discount rate It exists only for one year and will liquidate at the end of it, where it will be able to...72 weeks 6 days ago
+1100m+ deals Co-broke How would one go about co-broking large deals when you're representing international buyers on a non-exclusive basis? Most of these deals are repped exclusively by CBRE, Eastdil and Cushman so will they accept co-brokes on these deals? I ask because I was connected with this large...72 days 13 hours ago
+1Which interesting company to analyze? Hi all! I am submitting an application for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> position and my contact told me to stand out by submitting a brief analysis of any company without going into...73 days 7 hours ago
+1Brandeis, Rochester, JHP , GWU & TulaneHey guys I am an international student currently applying for MSF in the U.S. GPA: 3.5 IELTS 7.0 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> 710 (Q49 V38) I have applied for several...71 week 1 day ago
+1Anyone had Oppenheimer InterviewJust wondering if anyone know <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oppenheimer">Oppenheimer</a></span> has already given offers for SAs. I had a first round and haven't heard back. Actually really liked the people who interviewed me - hope...72 days 12 hours ago
+1REIT/REPE analyst career switchI've been considering a career switch into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span>/REPEs acquisitions, and from what I've seen on this forum and site so far...71 week 6 days ago
+1Afraid that no group will rank me for SA. Advice needed!I am going to be an SA in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP...74 days 20 hours ago
+1Development gigs at a REIT vs. private shopCan anyone please provide some color on the major (less obvious) differences between development roles at a REIT vs. private firm? Assuming one moves from Development Associate -> Director/VP -> ?, is there a significant difference in comp working for a <span...72 weeks 4 days ago
+1London SA housing for Canary WharfHi all, I will be joining the IBD intern army this summer in London at a BB at Canary Wharf (CW) and I was wondering if some of you can give some **tips regarding housing**. I saw a topic from 2016 and it suggested [Claredale...73 weeks 1 day ago
+1Difference between pitch books, teasers and company profilesHi people, I just want to know the difference between a pitch book, a teaser and a company profile. I have checked some sources but seems like there is no consensus between people. Some say teasers = pitch books, some say not, some say company profiles are part of pitch books, etc. So I would...71 week 3 days ago
+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="//" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> Resume Announcement: WSO has released a <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 month 1 week ago
+1East versus West Coast DifficultyI am a rising junior at an Ivy looking to go into IB. All of my classmates seem dead set on going to New York for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> the following summer but I really...76 days 9 hours ago
+1Interviewing with JP Morgan Middle Market Commercial BankingThis Friday I will be interviewing with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">Chase</a></span> for a...71 week 4 days ago
+1University of Richmond --- non-target? transfer or stay?Hi everyone! I have been lurking on WSO for a few months now, and I have to say that I've learned an unbelievable amount of information about careers in finance. I am currently an underclassmen at the University of Richmond with a high GPA (3.8-4.0), but I have yet to find any...72 weeks 17 hours ago
+1Tesla Model 3 Shut DownIt's almost here monkeys. The Model 3 production is about to begin, and we will soon see how many of those preorders actually become sales. It will also be a turn around moment for the company, to see if they can actually launch a product right this time. The Model X was almost a disaster....61 week 2 days ago
+1Can someone point out the flaws in my theoretical investing strategy?So basically I can not think of a problem with this strategy, and need y'alls input as to why it is flawed. Let's say I have $50k and use it all to buy a stock with a high moving average and put a sell limit order in at say +8%-10% of the average daily moving average. If I sold it...64 days 7 hours ago
+1Oil Trader Gives His Outlook On The CommoditySince December 2016, oil has been quiet, hovering between $50 and $55. This <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">trading</a></span> range is due to two factors. The first is upside pressure...63 weeks 4 hours ago
+2Travel Ban has Been Reversed[The ban on green card holders has been reversed, we've been bamboozled!]( My theory is that the Trump administration proposed something absolutely ludicrous, so when he proposes his actual plan it will seem reasonable in comparison. The art of...62 weeks 6 days ago
+1Career Advice- Non-Finance majorGreeting Monkeys Since I joined the forum, I learned a great deal about the industry to my utter surprise on this forum. I am at crossroads in my career right now. All I wanted to do since my childhood was to become a kickass banker( I'm serious) but didn't get in a top school,...61 week 15 hours ago
+1Comp up 20% at Credit Suisse for Analyst & Associate Just saw this on efinance and wondering if anyone can confirm? Looks like Hong Kong and Singapore bankers new base comp was increased as much as 20%! What's the new base comp for analyst 1,2,3 and associate 1,2,3 now? Any Hong Kong CS bankers here to...64 hours 15 min ago
+1Texas A&M Investment Banking, Which Path?I am currently a senior in high school and will be attending Texas A&M university next year. I have been looking at a job in IB for a couple of years and know it won't be easy to break in from Texas A&M. My plan is to keep a 4.0 GPA if possible, join AOWS, join Horizons, network...64 days 11 hours ago
+1Career Advice Needed - Credit Agricole or Goldman SachsHi guys, I am a recent graduate with one-year experience in equity institutional sales. I am changing my career direction from S&T to risk/<span class='keyword_link'><a...63 days 12 hours ago
+1F100 MA Internship vs PE InternshipHey, I am in my fifth semester (Finance B.Sc. at a non target in Europe) with prior VC internship and have now internship offers for the summer at a PE firm in Manhattan (5b$ under management) and a F100 in Europe which would be in their corporate M&A department. which internship is...62 weeks 5 days ago
+1Targeting HK Ibank - MBA program at tier 2 US school or tier 1 school in other regionHi, guys, I'd like to hear your opinion on this topic. If I'm targeting to work at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> or Boutique Investment Bank in Hong Kong, which MBA...66 days 15 hours ago
+1quick working capital question (late night at work / no analysts around)hey guys - simple question but literally no one is around to ask. should wages payable go into the typical banking / PE definition of working capital? thanks!63 weeks 5 days ago
+1TA Associates Realty InterviewI have an interview this week at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ta-associates" target="_blank">TA Associates</a></span> Realty in Boston. In prepping for the interview, I have been trying to find info about their investment...66 days 23 hours ago
+1What Flavor of News are you Consuming? - Infographic that offends ALL people![Journalistic Quality vs. Partisanship]( I was pleasantly surprised where FOX News Ranks. Guess Business Insider didn't make the cut of being totally useless click-bait. Ouch!63 weeks 5 days ago
+1Asking for promotion Analyst to Associate Hello, I am a senior <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM">DCM</a></span> analyst (we don't have proper analyst 1-2-3 title but I have been in the job for more than 2 years) at a non-<span...63 days 2 hours ago
+1Experience using eFinancialcareers for a FO jobHi Team, I wanted to hear if anybody had any experience of using efinancialcareers to successfully look for a job. I have heard that recruiters lurk around on there just to build up a database of candinates, are the recrutiers actually useful on there? I am thinking applying for as many...63 days 17 hours ago
+1Private Equity to startup founder?Is moving from post mba private equity (maybe vp level) to starting your own tech startup a common exit opp? My only worry is lack of techincal experience for the actual product but is it something that people can do sucessfully?62 weeks 6 days ago
+1Has anyone had any experience with Maverick Trading (prop shop)?Has anyone had any experience with Maverick Trading (prop shop)? I have been <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> for 3 years on my own and am interested in becoming a funded trader. Any...62 weeks 5 days ago
+1MIT MSRED VS CORNELL DUAL MBA/MPSRE Between MIT MSRED and CORNELLS dual MBA and Masters in Real Estate, which carries more weight recruitment wise? Does MITs reputation trump Cornells more thorough 3 year program? Im international, and want to get a good understanding of the financial and investment aspects of real estate. My...63 days 23 hours ago
+1IU Kelly?How screwed are you at IU Kelly if your not in their IB Workshop? You can still contact alumni and use the brand recognition right62 weeks 1 day ago
+1MSF for Consulting, Worth it?Hey guys, I was wondering if the MSF is worth it, especially if you want to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> or Tier 1 consulting firms? I go to a semi - target school which has an...61 week 2 days ago
+1PE or Corporate Finance Internship Offers - Thoughts?Hi, I am a sophomore at an Ivy League school. Currently deciding between internship offers at a PE <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-fund-of-funds-FoF">FOF</a></span> investment manager (GCM Grosvenor) or <span...61 week 6 days ago
+1IBD Post-MBA Associates When Do You Start Work/Leave Work?I liked the feedback in the analyst thread....Hopefully this will get some similar replies. Thanks all!66 days 1 hour ago
+1Exchange in the USHey there! I am a European finance student and next year I am going to be an exchange student. Regarding where to go, I was thinking about either New York University (Stern) and Wharton. Which one would you suggest? And more importantly, is the exchange university going to make any difference...64 days 7 hours ago
+1Role in banking that helps fund govs/impact projects?I need to make money but I'll sleep better at night knowing that a deal I'm working on is helping people in less fortunate positions. Helping out a country's economy, funding a social housing project or government. Do any teams in banking do this? Looking to steer towards this...66 hours 11 min ago
+1Reits a good representation of The Overall market?When people ask you how the market is doing, do you include the performance of REITS to show how the market's doing?62 weeks 5 days ago
+1The life of an energy markets analystIf any of you have read my previous topics, I've been looking at a way to transition from the commercial banking graduate role (transactions <$50 million) I've recently started. One idea I've floated has been to <span class='keyword_link'><a...65 days 16 hours ago
+1Big Four Corporate Finance Offer Need AdviceHi all, I know there are other threads on this, but most of them are rather old and didn't have exactly what I was looking for. I recently received an offer at a Big 4 <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 weeks 3 days ago
+1Accenture Consulting vs Deloitte Advisory - Advice on the offersHello everyone. I am seeking some advice in regards my next career move. Any thought or suggestion would be extremely helpful. **Here’s the situation:** I currently work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//"...63 weeks 2 days ago
+1Stepping Stones - Path to Acqusitions/REPEI'm currently a senior undergraduate (non-target) working towards breaking into CRE and ultimately want to be on the investment side in 1-3 years. While the ideal situation is to land something in acquisitions, or even REPE, straight out of the many on this board know, this...614 hours 12 min ago
+1Commercial Banking Program InterviewHey everyone, I have a commercial banking program interview coming up (recent grad) It includes a case study as well as several 1-1s. Just wondering what type of questions they might ask & what financial/banking concepts should I be familiar with? Also, any idea as to what the...610 hours 57 min ago
+1Consulting or Banking for entry level?I got offers to work at IBM Global Business Services for consulting and a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> for investment banking. The boutique is like a 10-men shop. I...66 days 5 hours ago
+1GS Securities vs GS IMDDebating between SA (junior year) offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">GS</a></span> securities in NYC & GS IMD (Client Solutions) in another city out west. The people I have met in both...66 days 15 hours ago
+1Why investment management over management consulting?What are some good reasons that people move from consulting to investment management? I am applying to a job in investment managemet and I am not sure about the reasons I should state why I want to move. I personally know why I want to move but I dont think those reasons are suitable for...54 days 12 hours ago
+1Best Business Schools in Houston to break into Energy PE or Energy Trading What is the best business school in Houston? I will be graduating undergrad in May and will be working in Houston after my company's training program concludes in New York. I will be doing Energy Corporate Banking and my company contributes to Grad School. I have interests of breaking into...56 days 13 hours ago
+1Correct index to compare student portfolio returns to?Hi all, I'm involved with a student run portfolio at my university. The portfolio is made of 30 equities in the S&P 500 and we currently compare our return to the S&P 500 price. However, there is controversy as to whether this is the correct measurement of performance. The...54 days 5 hours ago
+1Case Study for Lateral Hire?...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1Increasing my savings/wealth as an 18 year old.Hi guys, i'm not a common poster on WSO but have always found it really helpful! Anyway - I am currently 18 (almost 19) and have about GBP13,000 saved. I am in uni but luckily I have received a scholarship where all costs (Books, tuition and living costs) have been paid for the company I...57 hours 41 min ago
+1Currency devaluation effect on borrowingCan someone answer this quick question for me please. It might come up in conversation in an interview. Say for example Mexico's peso got devalued by 40% in relation to the USD after the Trump election. How does this devaluation affect corporate borrowing from US banks or from debt issuance...53 weeks 2 days ago
+1Underwriting or Asset Management for Entry-Level? Im currently weighing entry level offers as an underwriting analyst and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span>-financial analyst, which of these would open more door for moving...54 days 5 hours ago
+1Top Finance Blogs (IBD / PE)Hello monkeys, Let's compile a list of the best / most amusing finance blogs, specifically those relevant to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> / PE (less public...51 day 4 hours ago
+1Research Associate = ER?Does the job title "Research Associate" (at a Big 5 bank) mean the same as Equity Research Associate? 53 weeks 3 days ago
+1Value of CFA Lv. 2 for MS FinanceHi all, I have passed my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Lv. 1 exam in December 2016 and am planning to apply to top Mfin programs in the US and the UK by the end of...51 week 3 days ago
+1Studying abroad in fall? -- Target SchoolI am a sophomore at a non-Ivy target school. I have a Big 4 accounting internship for next summer, high academic standing and on a varsity sport. I am really interested in working for IB <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 4 days ago
+1MM/Boutique Top Ten ListHello all, I'm currently compiling a list of MM and boutique firms that I want to apply to (CPA trying to career jump into analyst). In my initial search for a list of target firms I was either bombarded by hundreds of LLCs or given a Vault top 20 "non-ivy need not apply"...56 days 12 hours ago
+1Commerical Banking MBA PlacementHello, Given there isn't too much out there on commercial banking MBAs, I was curious what adcoms think about the industry. While I'm happy where I am right now, I do try to periodically take stock of my options. How do you think this profile would be viewed: 3.2 GPA (Finance...51 day 15 hours ago
+1Summer Associate Internships - CREI am currently a Georgetown's Masters in Real Estate candidate looking for Summer Associate positions. I have some good leads, but have found that a lot of firms don't have a formal internship process which has been surprising. Does Anyone have any suggestions, or advice to...53 weeks 3 days ago
+1What is Delta Adjusted Notional of Interest Rate Swaption Show? and do you calculate the Delta Adjusted Notional?What is Delta Adjusted Notional of Interest Rate Swaption Show? and do you calculate the Delta Adjusted Notional? Just would like a quick run down and what this metric looks to show. If anyone smart knows how its calculated, please show your skills. 51 week 2 days ago
+1Investment banks that sponsor work visas for internationalsI was wondering if anyone had a good list of banks (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>, EB, MM) that sponsor visas for international students - particularly at analyst level. Thanks guys!52 weeks 3 days ago
+1Battle of the Ops JobsHello Friends, I'm in need of some advice about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">back office jobs</a></span>. I've got an offer for a fund accountant job at BNY Mellon and an offer for a product control...53 weeks 4 days ago
+1Clemson MRED ProgramI got my acceptance to Clemson's MRED program about a month ago, but have been hesitant to pull the trigger on it. My main concern is the cost (55k for 18 months). I'm just not sure if I can justify taking on that much debt without having a better idea of what entry level pay is. ...53 hours 29 min ago
+1Is it common for product control within BB to move to either Market Risk, Valuation Control, Treasury, or Liquidity Risk?Hello WSO, I am currently working for a large financial services firm in a commodities product control function ( with prior experience in fixed-income product control), and I was wondering where I could move internally within my firm. I don't want to ask around my firm on internal...53 weeks 5 days ago
+1Differences between BB PE funds and independent ones What's the different between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">MS</a></span> Private Equity vs. a fund like Audax? Is there any sort of negative effect from working at a fund under a <span...54 weeks 15 hours ago
+1What are your thoughts on changing dress code?Basically, I think this sensationalizing of modernizing workplace attire is just getting corny. It's just like people find the ugliest jeans and sneakers possible, and seem to be competing on who cares the least and who's more laidback than everyone else. And, tech CEOs or others...51 day 2 hours ago
+1No IB Internship Offers for Summer Internship: Wealth Management vs. Market Data for IEXJunior with a 3.2 from a target (UNC, Umich, UVA, UCLA,), pretty solid ECs and alright work experience. The way things are shaping up right now I probably won't end up getting an IB offer for this summer. I already got one offer for a solid wealth management company (in the middle of...51 week 3 days ago
+1SnapCash IPOIt has been recently announced that Snapchat will be taking their valuation to the open market in the coming months. It is <a href="">reported that</a> each share...53 days 3 hours ago
+1Anyone ever try Cryotherapy?I've noticed that after taking a shower and getting to work my face is puffy. Holding a refrigerated coke can on my face helps and I feel great afterwards. Kinda reminded me of American Psycho when Bateman is describing his morning routine which includes an ice mask. This sparked an...52 days 4 hours ago
+1How Much Does an Argus Cert Help Hiring Chances?I just finished the first day of the Argus Enterprise certification course (my school's RE institute hooked members up with a next to nothing rate to take it), and I'm hoping to see a noticeable impact in my summer/spring job search. Short story is that I'm a junior in my...55 days 1 hour ago
+1MBA or CFA (moving from fx trader to mutual funds)Hi, I'm working in one of major US bank as FX trader (VP), but would like to move to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> companies such as <span...53 days 7 hours ago
+1Career advice from the communityHello guys, An opportunity presented itself to do a 6month internship in Luxembourg in a PE firm on the Controlling ( guy approched me originaly did audit in big 4) In September i will start my masters in Strategy and International management in St.Gallen . My target is either consulting or...53 days 13 hours ago
+1Can an Internship in operations benefit IBDI am in my first year of a four year finance and economics course, I have applied for an Internship in the Operations department at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>. I am unsure if this will be any...54 days 20 hours ago
+1University of Kansas?How is this school in general? Filtering through resumes at my bank because we need an intern and for some reason we've had an influx of apps from KU kids this year. I'm in the South. I have no idea about this school reputation wise except that they have a damn good basketball...53 weeks 22 hours ago
+1Potential FT offer vs Summer offerAsking for a friend. Say you're starting an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...53 weeks 4 days ago
+1where can you go for ratio analysis?i don't have access to a terminal or FactSet... so where can I go for a quick look at a comparable ratio spread (profitability, efficiency, solvency, liquidity, etc.) of an industry?53 weeks 5 days ago
+1TFA M7 Chances and optionsCurrently coming to the end of my commitment and considering a few options as to which direction to take my career. I am a URM from a non target state school with a 3.77 gpa and 720 <span class='keyword_link'><a...54 days 14 hours ago
+1Picking up sectors ASAPHi all, just wondering if any of you have any advice in learning a unknown sector in the shortest amount of time other than reading news-related, firm-related, outlooks. maybe these are the few, but if it was to be in order? will be working as a generalist so there is a need for me to broaden...52 days 17 hours ago
+1Real Estate Positions in NYCHey Everyone! I am currently a freshman at a target University (top 60) who is working at a small hedge fund at the moment. However, my ultimate goal is to find a real estate acquisitions/analyst/investment position and was wondering if you guys knew any <span...53 weeks 2 days ago
+1Activision Blizzard - Net effect from deferral of net revenues and sales forecastHello everyone, I am an Equity Valuation masters student and I am at the moment valuing Activision Blizzard. I noticed in some analyst reports that they do not include the net effect from deferral of net revenues in their revenues forecast. I wanted to ask if anyone know why they not...56 days 3 hours ago
+1Advice for American master in Finance? Hi guys, I'm Italian boy, 22yrs old. In December I'll be graduate in business administration. I'm looking (Brexit effect) to USA uni, for a MA (MsC) in Finance. In italy have only the opportunity to do this with double degree (Cattolica Ita - University Of North Carolina at...54 weeks 9 hours ago
+1First Rejection - Any Advice?Hey, I applied for several summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> and got my first rejection today. Just as a bit of background I am not going into this blind. I have traded...51 week 6 days ago
+1Do you look at high school results from undergradsDo you look at the results undergrads got in high school? My dad said they do in general in Finance. And if so could it determine who you give the job to?51 week 5 days ago
+1Help me decide between online or part-time MBAI'll be finishing up my JD with no debt (employer-paid), and I don't think I want to become a traditional attorney. I'd much rather get involved in the business end of things. However, I am a liberal arts undergrad with no real business education. Here's my predicament: I...53 days 23 hours ago
+1Will hedge funds beat the market again?I recently read an article which discussed<a href="">the fact that a majority of hedge funds may never beat the market again. </a> The author's argument boils down...54 days 14 hours ago
+1Internship Offers: William Blair, Arma Partners, Gleacher ShacklockHi all, I would really appreciate any insight on making a decision to go with either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...57 hours 21 min ago
+1Decentralized Trading Jobs-- Putting your own capital down, working from home?My college career site has a job posting for an equity <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> gig at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...56 days 15 hours ago
+1Already have an MBA - Chances at MFE/MFin?Hello everyone, I need some urgent clarification regarding MFE/MFin applications. Just to give a bit of background, I went to a top business school in India, right after I graduated from undergrad (engineering). Over the course of my education there, I became interested in exploring the...53 days 17 hours ago
+1Thoughts on FinTech industry as a career? Specifically Order/Portfolio Management System softwareHi, Wanted to get peoples thoughts on the FinTech industry pertaining to Order/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">portfolio management</a></span> System software providing services to Buy-side...51 hour 35 min ago
+1What do you think about repo trading?What does everyone think of government bond <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">repo</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 week 6 days ago
+1Real Estate Post MBAWSO, I currently work in a sales capacity at a large Investment Management / Mutual Fund company. I am about to be promoted to an external wholesaler which would be a nice bump in pay and lifestyle. I am hoping to get my mba and transition into a strong REPE or RE acquisitions job....53 days 16 hours ago
+12 hour LBO modeling test. How simplified can the model be?Hello all, I have a few PE interviews coming up for smaller 500m > AUM firms, and am trying to seek assistance with preparation. I've been told there is going to be a 2 hour modeling test, apparently consisting of 1 hour of discussion/familiarising with the company in question and 1...54 weeks 5 min ago
+1William Blair Top GroupsIncoming Summer Analyst at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span> in Chicago. Any advice on best group to join? Also trying to exit to NYC for full-time. 53 weeks 2 days ago
+1Should I consider MBA@UNC?It's the only T25 MBA online option, allowing me to avoid lost income and to continue gaining experience. I am also in-state, which is a big factor for me for lower tuition costs. Looking to move from hospital industry to health mgt consulting. Have a prior masters related to my field...53 weeks 5 days ago
+1JRK Property HoldingsLooking for any insight into this firm, particularly their acquisitions team in LA. Culture, work environment, how the firm is viewed by its peers, those sorts of things. Thanks as always.51 week 1 day ago
+1Energy Rodeo 2017I haven't seen any advertising for this yet. Usually tickets go on sale a few months in advance. Does anyone have an updates on this? Monty?56 days 30 min ago
+1Oil & Gas Valuation ModelHi All, I was wondering if you guys knew a good website for Oil & Gas Valuation modeling, or if you could share a simple model with me that would be very basic .. Many thanks for your help44 days 10 hours ago
+1Largest Mergers and Acquisitions of 2016Fortune lists five in article referenced below. However, I know [Anheuser-Busch InBev did a $106billion deal to take SABMiller]( What were some mega deals that you know of in...42 weeks 1 day ago
+1How to Heal from a BreakupMy girlfriend is on the brink of breaking up with me because "we have different world views". For example: I want to live in the US, she doesn't (we live in Europe) and she always shows sympathy towards others, I don't. She said she doesn't imagine us being together in...41 week 1 day ago
+1Development Resumes Question for development/acquisitions guys. How do you typically format your resumes with respect to your deal experience and specific responsibilities? I find it difficult to illustrate as development has so many responsibilities that vary for each project depending on its stage (ie entitlement...46 days 8 hours ago
+1IRR on affordable high-rise condo deal ? ? ?I am talking to a few hnwi in the next week about buying/recap. An entitled and permitted affordable condo highrise with 180 units. The stack has $35M in bank loan, $15M loan from the state, and $Xm for the land. Land is $7-8M. In place with very little new construction due to extreme...43 weeks 12 hours ago
+1What would you tell your 18 year old self?I read an article about people in Silicon Valley and Tech saying what they would tell their 18 year old selves. I thought it would be cool to see what everyone here says! I would tell myself something too except I'm still 18 right now! Regrets, reflection, and advice?32 weeks 14 hours ago
+1New Intern - Starting IssuesHello Everyone, I need some advice (opinions) from some professionals. I have received an offer of an internship a newly formed boutique IB in London, following a 2 week unpaid internship over the Holiday season. How do I respond to my boss asking what the pay situation is for the...36 days 6 hours ago
+1Jobs in Tech For Ex-BankersJust wanted to see what kind of jobs are out there for former banking analysts/associates in the tech/startup space? I'm aware of the typical move into corporate development but that seems like a lot of the same work and I'm looking for something a bit different at this...35 days 21 hours ago
+1Where Was Your First Job Post-MBA? Where Are You Now?There has been a ton of talk about which MBA is the best, how do I get to a MF right out of school, and other prestige-related discussions at length.. Yet there are many ways to get to the top and I'd love to hear forum responses on this: 1) Your first RE job out of b-school...33 days 2 hours ago
+1Where to find Real Estate Market ReportsWhere can I find more data on the real estate markets. Ex: Monthly sales,inventory data etc. I've been dying to find some.33 weeks 2 days ago
+1Kidney StonesHave any of you folks ever had kidney stones before? I feel like someone is stabbing a knife into my lower back. The good news is it has partially taken care of the pesky need for sleep. There is no stimulant I've encountered that could bring me to a status of being fully awake so...33 weeks 2 days ago
+1Would learning programming be useful for Investment Banking?Hi all, As an inspiring Quant, computer science/programming is a domain that I definitely have to master (Have been trying to). However, I recently had a friend who is an aspiring Investment banker who asked me if programming could find its way to Investment banking. I understand that things...34 weeks 1 day ago
+1Is The Midwest the Next Silicon Valley?Silicon Valley has long been the hotbed of start-ups and tech innovation. The Midwest, however, has lately been experiencing growth in this area. Enough to convince several Sequoia partners to launch a venture firm in Columbus, Ohio. In my opinion, the Midwest definitely has many untapped...33 weeks 2 days ago
+1Three Statement/DCF Template Hi Guys, I work in consulting (Capital Markets) and have two upcoming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">investment banking interviews</a></span> (1st/2nd year analyst). I...33 weeks 4 days ago
+1Why does the chat even exist? Dead af@AndyLouis" ," . Self-explanatory. Forums are much more popular. Irritating little black bug at the corner of my screen.22 weeks 6 days ago
+1Daily/ Weekly Newsletters I am searching for some email newsletters that cover macroeconomic trends. Kind of like the daily dirt nap that I have seen posted here before but $600/yr is a steep price to pay for a daily email. I currently subscribe to Harper's Weekly Review but that is more entertaining than...23 weeks 2 days ago
+1Components of Shareholder's Equity to consider in a buyoutHello. Question I got in an interview with a Top 3 WW PE fund. It was the 1st question of the interview, just to get things started. Suppose a shareholder's equity section of 100 common stock, 100 preferred stock, 100 retained earnings, 100 <span...22 days 10 hours ago
+1Need advice on leaving Securitized Products Group at BB in under a yearLooking for advice: I graduated from an Ivy league school in May 2016 and joined a mid tier <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> in capital markets. I ended up in a...22 weeks 6 days ago
+1What NOT to do at a new jobI will starting a new job in the next few weeks and want to make a good first impression. I am curious about what not to do, behavior I should be watching out for. What might I be doing thats annoying to the higher-ups? Any of you veterans out there have some advice on not to do when starting...25 hours 37 min ago
+1Advice would be greatly appreciated - No offers Hey guys, I am sure you often get posts like this, but I am a little irritated right now. I go to a top- target school, most of Investment Banking is recruited through the business school which is top 3. Here is my story, I am a girl in her junior year (I should have graduated last year,...220 min 36 sec ago
+1Best Place to Smoke Cigars in NYC?Hey Monkeys Just moved to the Big Apple and looking for a spot to smoke a stogie and meet cool people. Been going to Casa de Montecristo's every Friday due to their awesome BYOB policy and bumping DJ. Probably going to check out Carnegie Club here pretty soon. Any recommendations on...22 hours 29 min ago
+1Moelis Picks Up Aramco Advisory RoleBig news this morning when MoCo beat out EVR for the advisory slot on the imminent Aramco IPO. Anyone have a take on this one?21 week 4 days ago
+1Is Structuring Underrated?Haven't seen any threads on structuring lately and feel that it is not talked about as much as sales or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//">trading</a></span>. Is it underrated? 22 weeks 3 days ago
+1Emailing and Response Time for AnalystsLooking for some perspective on my situation. Two weeks ago I had a phone call with a 3rd Yr analyst about pursuing a FT role in their group. He said that the group will be adding more analysts due to a few departures and that he thinks they would really be interested in someone with my...22 weeks 2 days ago
+1client service associate opps - what it entails and what could be next?CSA at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>, what exactly are the day to day tasks, and where can you go after? is this equity sales at all22 weeks 9 hours ago
+1EBITDAHi, guys! Do the actuarial liabilities affect <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-earnings-before-interest-tax-depreciation-and-amortization-EBITDA">EBITDA</a></span>? Like depr and amort does? Thank you in advance!22 weeks 5 days ago
+1Thoughts on Boston College for Undergrad? Hi all, I was just wondering how Boston College's Carroll School is perceived within the business world. I am currently choosing a college to attend and would like to learn more about it from this standpoint. In terms of IB placement, prestige, and overall educative value, how does it...23 weeks 6 days ago
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