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+46We eat what we kill.<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 4/30/10. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a></em> The following e-mail has been going...1181 week 1 day ago
+35Advice from an ex-IB MD: How to have a great career and a good life<em>Mod Note (Andy): make sure to check out his AMA this Sunday afternoon 3pm et: <a href="">Hedge Fund Investment Pitch</a> I've received a lot of emails from members asking...3812 hours 21 min ago
+33Don't. Stop. Hustlin'. Don't give up out there, kids. I'm a high school drop out who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do I have a chance if...', here's your answer: you f*cking bet you do. The only thing stopping you from getting...421 week 4 days ago
+26WSO 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...801 week 4 days ago
+24Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non TargetsHi Folks, I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know. First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span...2412 hours 27 min ago
+21Ask Fake DickFuld January 2016Yes, you read that right. AndyLouis asked me to when I was going to do an AMA a year and a half ago or so in some random thread. I first researched what "AMA" meant and then realized it was a great opportunity. I had not really been in the DickFuld character yet and I truly never...1083 weeks 4 hours ago
+17Congratulations to the 2015 WSO Forum Member of the Year: DingDong08<em>Mod Note (Andy): I'm posting this under DingDong08's account so he can reap all the silver banana love :-) </em> Winning by an astounding margin (33% of the votes vs 14% ), congratulations to WSO super user <strong>@Dingdong08"</strong> for winning...202 min 18 sec ago
+17Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app processHello all, I'm new to this forum but thought I'd kick things off by trying to offer any advice I can on aspiring b-school applicants preparing for the fall 2016-17 application cycle. <h3>Background</h3> I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no...175 hours 37 min ago
+20In Response to “20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get”<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/15/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a></em> Jason Nazar, a contributing writer for...576 days 5 hours ago
+15Brief Introduction to Banking Recruiting at the MBA LevelMost of recruiting discussion here are for SA/ANL, and I realized MBA level recruiting is very different after went through the entire process. So I want to give back to the community and write a short guide about it. Since all these are pretty transparent and will be provided to you in your...531 week 2 days ago
+152015-2016 salary & bonus discussionLet's talk about the 2015 - 2016 year bonus. Please list the firm, level, salary, bonus using the following format: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">JPM</a></span>, S&T, A0, 150k...1511 day 14 hours ago
+14Officially Out of the HF BusinessMight as well make it official and say I have left the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> business to pursue other interests on good...425 days 5 hours ago
+14Preparing for the HF informational interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 12/27/09. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a></em> I got a PM asking how to prepare for...144 years 3 weeks ago
+13This Week in Oil and Gas - 01/22/2016I plan on posting a weekly discussion topic called "This Week in Oil and Gas" to highlight news of the week (topics well vary). I am open to any suggestions and will hope that other users participate and post their thoughts. Here we go! <h3>Industry...252 weeks 13 hours ago
+13Coming to America - A Canadian in New York (AMA)<EM>Quick Background: STEM Undergrad, public tech co, Canadian MBA, Big Five Canadian <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span>, now NYC <span...201 week 16 hours ago
+123 Tips for Non-TargetsWell I did it. I landed an offer to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span> at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...351 week 4 days ago
+13INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...841 day 5 hours ago
+11The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOMy content intern @Lucas_M" is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our <a...242 months 1 week ago
+7Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions: I'm here to answer any questions you...41039 min 18 sec ago
+11Impact Investing 101: Trainings I wish I had known about in Business SchoolI went to London Business School primarily to transition from working for the Clinton Foundation to a job in impact investing. At London Business School, I used a variety of resources at my disposal to improve my financial acumen. I built <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 day 11 hours ago
+102015 in Film: A Year in ReviewThe best time of the year has arrived. With 2015 behind us, it's time to take a look at the film industry ahead of the Academy Awards. This past year I managed to see 17+ films in the theater, which I've attempted to highlight below....223 weeks 14 hours ago
+9Wharton Business School: Entrepreneurship Speech I went to Wharton and spoke to some of their MBAs about Entrepreneurship and thought you guys might like the video of it :-) 18 minutes and 40 seconds on the following four topics: <ol> <li>Is quitting your job and starting a business right for you?</li> ...62 weeks 4 days ago
+8A Career In Market RiskHello all, I am a less of a contributor on this site but think it makes sense to post my experience in the field of Market Risk and everything around it from a career point of view if it ends up helping few members. <strong>Happy to take questions, ask away...</strong> I spent...456 days 11 hours ago
+8Funniest Scene in a Finance/Business MovieHey everyone! After watching The Big Short this past holiday season, I stumbled across one of the funniest scenes I've seen in a movie, or at least a finance-related movie: The actual scene is from 1:55-2:32. This scene was actually in...221 week 14 hours ago
+8MSF -->> Big 4 Valuation AMAIt has been a long time since I've posted something constructive on these fora but lately, I have been getting a lot of questions on LinkedIn about Big 4 valuation, especially from those in MSF programs and recent MSF grads. Like most MSFs, I was completely unaware of the diverse career...152 days 4 hours ago
+8Staying Alive: 4 Tips for Surviving Corporate LayoffsAs an Oil and Gas professional, Fridays are both a curse and a blessing depending on whether or not I have a job at the end of the day. Since the price of oil has been on a perpetual decline and showing no signs of a recovery, thousands of employees have been laid off. Everyone from Jim the...92 weeks 5 days ago
+10ACTUALLY, THEY’RE BOTH NAMED BERNIE<em>Mod Note (Andy): This post is a reprint from the January 15th edition of Jared's Daily Dirtnap Newsletter. If you'd like to read more, WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to his Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO...482 weeks 1 day ago
+7I went> B4 Audit> B4 CF > IB: Ask me anythingAs a lot of people ask about these things then I thought I'd make an AMA: I work in London and I made that much sought after career jump that started in Big Four audit and ended up in IB (Debt Capital Markets) at a boutique with a stopover at Big Four CF in between. If you have any...381 day 6 hours ago
+7How to fail the CFA level 2 ExamAhhh January, the wonderful month that you are. A month filled with ambitious New Year’s resolutions and regret about consumption habits throughout December. It is also the month when the worrying realisation that you have probably exchanged your 89th and 90th years for guaranteed fun now, and...132 weeks 1 day ago
+6WSO Campus Representative Program WSO is now accepting applications to be a Campus Rep at your university for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year. We currently have 52 reps signed up but would love to add 15-20 more. We are looking for motivated students with a solid work ethic and strong...1284 months 3 weeks ago
+6IBD Barriers to Entry For Canadians and How to Overcome Them<EM>Disclaimer: Nothing on here is intended to be legal advice. Please ask your relevant immigration / legal council for advice that suits your circumstances.</EM> Background: Canadian MBA, IBD at a Big Five Canadian Bank, now IBD in NYC at a good BB. When I was in school, I...172 weeks 5 days ago
+6Would Non-Targets Be Interested In a Guide to Cold Contacting Investment Bankers?Hi Folks, First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">data room</a></span> sales rep with an extensive background in cold contacting...175 days 16 hours ago
+6This Week in Oil and Gas - 1/31/2016Continuing the weekly Oil and Gas review with major headlines and news you need to know... <h3>Industry News</h3> <strong>Chevron swings for a loss in energy earnings season...first loss since Q3 2002</strong> Supermajor Chevron posted its first loss since Q3...163 days 12 hours ago
+6Pre-Investment Banking Internship: Calling all freshmen and sophomoresJanuary has arrived bringing a new year, new semester, and the pre-IB internship dash. IB recruiting has gotten really competitive. At the top-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a...12 weeks 6 days ago
+5Official Super Bowl 50 threadalright monkeys, it's that time again. being the south, I'm surrounded by Panthers fans, both legitimate and bandwagon, and after their showing yesterday, it's hard to deny their charm & talent. To make this interesting, I want people to make some bold predictions (a la...803 hours 15 min ago
+5AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>)...751 week 14 hours ago
+5Ask me anything - MM PE Associate, 1 year inI haven't really posted on WSO before, but this community was extremely helpful to me during my job search and interview process, so I thought I would make myself available to answer questions about my experience for others out there. As way of background, I graduated from a target...581 week 3 days ago
+5AMA First Year CBS MBA Class of 2017I'm a current first-year MBA student at Columbia Business School. OCR recruiting week is finally over (at least for banking). Now I know where I'm going for summer, so I finally have time to create this AMA thread for prospective students interested in banking/investing/consulting/tech...526 days 7 hours ago
+7December 2015 CFA resultCongratulations! We are very pleased to inform you that you passed the December 2015 Level I CFA exam. 43% of candidates passed the December 2015 Level I CFA exam. :) > 70% all sections :) Hope it's good news for everyone else...? <!--break--> 503 days 3 hours ago
+7Big4 M&A - An ExplanationOver the years I've seen several posts on people considering jobs at Big4 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">corporate...3710 hours 1 min ago
+5WSO Happy Hour: Wed, 1/20, 7:30pm @ 5th and Mad (formerly known as Galway Hooker)The first WSO Happy Hour of 2016 has been scheduled! Come join us for brews, food, and good conversation at 5th and Mad bar (formerly known as Galway Hooker--NOT the one downtown). Date/Time: Wednesday, January 20th @ 730pm Location: Galway Hooker, Main Billiards Room (ground floor, all...112 weeks 3 days ago
+5Interview with a Forecasting Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): user Angelz629 was nice enough to do this interview with us. Our questions are in bold, her responses follow.</em> <strong>What is your current job title and a one sentence description of your primary job responsibility? </strong> Forecasting...103 days 15 hours ago
+5Liberal Arts Undergrads: A few tips to land THE internshipHey monkeys. I just started becoming more active on WSO now that I have made it to the buy side and wanted to share a few tips for fellow liberal arts undergrads. After working on my economics degree on a campus of 2,000 students and residing outside of a large city (I apologize for the...93 weeks 3 days ago
+5why you can't "Stop Worrying"Us humans are built to worry. Last Tuesday I was on a call with a client who is fast-forwarding a couple of years ahead worrying about whether he will have enough money to retire. Now, as he already knows, the worry is irrational, he has tons of money, but his brain hasn't yet...93 weeks 3 days ago
+5A Printfection Review - T-Shirt Printing and Fulfillment with a Nice Dose of Bait & Switch<h2>Printfection Review - My Experience</h2> <h3>History</h3> Basically, I paid for 1,000 WSO T shirts up front a few years ago with the expectation that it would cost me X to ship it domestically and Y to ship it internationally and Z for the fulfillment of those...63 weeks 6 days ago
+4Morgan Stanley Analysts Reportedly Walk Out After Receiving Low BonusesCan anyone here confirm this? Dealbreaker is reporting that some <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Morgan Stanley</a></span> analysts, upon learning that their bonuses were far "below...551 week 6 days ago
+42nd Year MM IB Analyst - AMAWhile I've kept up with some of the content on this site for the past year and a half, it's been a while since I've posted anything. I'm currently a second year analyst at a reputable MM IB. I can field any questions regarding networking, analyst/intern interviews, MM IB...531 week 4 days ago
+4What happens if you fall asleep on the job?I can generally function well on little sleep, but sometimes I doze off at certain times (early afternoon, early evening) even when I'm well rested. I don't totally pass out or drop my head on the desk, I just fall into a very light sleep for ten minutes or so while I'm sitting at...281 day 5 hours ago
+4Where are we at in the market - RevisitedJust a few months ago I was posting some articles (link inside post) about key institutional players cashing out of certain investments and stacking some cash. In the last 60 days Wall St., big box retail, oil, etc have all taken a hit. Folks are making recessionary type plays out of...153 hours 45 min ago
+4January 2016 Data Update 7: Dividends, Potential Dividends and Cash Balances <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-981090392514944038' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"> <div style="text-align: justify;"> In the...02 days 13 hours ago
+3Who Is Rich?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in September 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="">here.</a> If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to...952 weeks 6 days ago
+6Why Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street Is A ThingSo if you have noticed over the last couple years there has been a huge push on whether to go to Wall Street and work at a huge brand name bank or to Silicon Valley and gamble it all away on start-ups. And honestly it revolves around a couple key points in difference but also <a...481 week 5 days ago
+3BIG NEWS: WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="">WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year (over...441 day 14 hours ago
+32016 Management Consulting Salaries OutManagementconsulted has updated their annual salary post (usually the most read and commented article on their entire site): What do you all see here? Any surprises?...411 day 8 hours ago
+3Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...413 months 6 days ago
+4AMA - Quant / Actuary turned future MBA studentI will be attending NYU Stern as a full-time MBA student starting this August. I thought this is a good time to share my career path, MBA application process, why MBA, how to choose your target schools, etc. I learned a lot from the posts of many accomplished professionals on this forum and hope...284 days 14 hours ago
+3AMA - Private Equity InternshipsHello Internship-Seekers! I have not posted on WSO very much but have utilized a lot of its resources to help pursue my current opportunities. I want to make myself open for you guys to ask me some questions about anything private equity/IB/networking/internship-seeking related. I will be...271 week 2 days ago
+4AMA: I Tried a Sensory Deprivation TankLast week, I did something I've wanted to do for years — try floating in a sensory deprivation tank. The experience was better than I thought it would be, and was one of those rare things that actually lived up to the hype. For years I have been trying to meditate daily, but...272 weeks 5 days ago
+3The Changing Face of Venture Capital<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in October 2013.</em> The <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">venture capital</a></span> business...184 days 7 hours ago
+3What Is The Next Bulge Bracket Bank or Will There Ever Be Another Bulge Bracket Bank? My understanding is that the following are the Bulge Bracket Banks with 100% consensus. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span...173 weeks 4 days ago
+3Saudi Aramco: A deal of the decade<h3>Oil</h3> Oil barrel prices have been stooping to record lows; the Brent futures fell to a low of $33.51 per barrel and the average nationwide price of a gallon of gas is $2.03. Obviously, as simple economics dictates, the reason why oil prices have plunged to record lows...154 weeks 1 hour ago
+7Incoming BB Lev Fin analyst Q&AI've been a big beneficiary of WSO for a long time, and now I have some free time on my hands so I thought I'd give back by helping some of my peers here. Just some background info: I'm a December grad from a semi-target school (i.e. IU, UNC, Emory, etc.) My full-time at a...142 weeks 4 days ago
+3WSO 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...111 month 4 days ago
+35 Things you should never stop doingI've been working at a F500 company since my college graduation (8 years ago), and just recently, I decided that it was time to look outside to see what else is out there and also to see how much someone with my years of experience and skills is worth. As I was researching jobs,...51 week 2 days ago
+3Michael Dell to SellWho would have thought that the “old-fashioned” business of TV airwaves could be so lucrative? Aside from Michael <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Dell</a></span>, of course. Over the past...23 weeks 6 days ago
+3This Week in Oil & Gas - 2/7/2016<h3>Industry News</h3> <strong>Schlumber-Cameron merger receives green light from EU</strong> SLB and CAM have received unconditional approval from the European Commission to proceed with their proposed merger following a Phase 1 review. Antitrust clearances have...13 days 13 hours ago
+3January 2016 Data Update 6: Debt, the double edged sword<div style="text-align: justify;"> In <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">corporate finance</a></span>, the...02 days 13 hours ago
+2Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOWWall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link-building. <strong><a...542 months 3 weeks ago
+2J.P. Morgan to Workaholics: Knock It Off Didn't see a thread here, so I thought I'd put one up: [quote]J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is giving its investment bankers an unusual mandate: Relax, take some time off. The firm launched a new effort on Thursday to encourage its investment bankers to take their weekends off—as...124 days 5 hours ago
+2Has Herbalife won in the fight versus Bill Ackman?As one of the most highly publicized hedge fund managers around, just about everyone here knows about Ackman and his fight against Herbalife, in which he took a short position worth about $1 billion against the company he accuses of fraud. In addition to the lawyers and lobbyists Pershing Square...122 days 52 min ago
+2The Best Success Stories on WSOPatrick and I (among others) LOVE hearing your guys' success stories, so we said "hey why not make a post of the top ranked (most silver bananas) stories?!" Well... thanks to my whiz kid content intern @Lucas_M", here they are! <a...82 months 2 weeks ago
+2Has anyone had any success using the WSO job board?Was wondering if anyone could add any insight on the wso job board. Seems like most jobs on it are for Associate or analyst level employees and not many <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer...81 week 3 days ago
+2Should I reconsider an O&G career due to low oil prices?As everyone is well aware (unless you've been living under a rock), oil prices have been reaching a new low practically every day/week. You're probably thinking..."I'm a student, should I not consider a career in O&G", or "I'm currently an O&G...73 weeks 12 hours ago
+2WSO Happy Hour, now in Jakarta! 4th of FebruaryWSO Happy Hour in Jakarta, Indonesia on 4th February. Blue Martini Bar (JW Marriott hotel). Contact me72 weeks 3 days ago
+2BB vs EB at MBA/Associate LevelI recently started a thread ("<a href="">Brief Introduction to Banking Recruiting at the MBA Level</a>") about banking recruiting at MBA level and it seems like many...71 week 11 hours ago
+2Rift at Bridgewater Associates ?Thoughts on the Bridgewater apparent Dalio-Jensen rift ? What about the "Pain Button" app that Bridgewater employees use to record "feelings" (anger, frustration, sadness)? (wsj link inside the post). [quote]Employees at the world’s largest hedge fund carry around...61 day 17 hours ago
+2Sex is a gift!A new bill in Missouri would require lobbyists to report sex with legislators as a "gift". My main question: Who determines the value of the gift, and how offended are people going to be when the valuations start coming out? Sounds like the lobbyist is going to determine the value;...43 weeks 3 days ago
+2Bridger Capital - Secret Society: What do you know?So Martin Shkreli showed up on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" with Charlemagne Tha God. Interviewed pharma-bro and they brought up the secret society "Bridger Capital", the Illuminati of Hedge Funds. Shkreli was shocked that Charlemagne Tha God knew of this group and...43 hours 23 min ago
+2Greenhill LA closed?Just came across this recently, Does anybody know if the office is still open? I was under the impression that only two MDs work out...33 days 10 hours ago
+2January 2016 Data Update 2: Interest Rates, Exchange Rates and CurrenciesIn both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">corporate finance</a></span> and valuation, interest rates and exchange rates play...04 weeks 1 day ago
+2$20 oil$20 oil is here. weeks 5 days ago
+2January 2016 Data Update 8: Pricing, with an end of month update <div style="text-align: justify;"> If you have been tracking the posts that I have about my data updates, you probably noticed that early on, I had planned eight posts but that this shrunk to seven by the time I was done. The reason was that the last post that I was planning to...02 days 12 hours ago
+2The Secret Weapon That Lets You Control the Job InterviewMany people enter an interview expecting to be grilled by tough questions: <em>“How would you handle X,”</em><em> “What makes you different from all other candidates?”</em>, <em>“How many windows do you estimate are in Manhattan?”</em> And to their...012 hours 18 min ago
+4Voting for Bernie Sanders? Working at MegafundWe're here to make money. Anyone who says otherwise on WSO is a liar. Let's be real. That's why I got into finance initially. I've eventually learned to love the work and read about companies. I worked at <span class='keyword_link'><a...891 hour 29 min ago
+2Do the Rich Work Harder?<em> "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from December 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. </em> Sorry for the delay this morning, guys. I'm back in the States and writing this...672 weeks 2 days ago
+1Bernie Sanders Overtaken/Overtaking Clinton and Crushing All Republican CandidatesJust came across the new polls on WSJ: What happens to the industry if Sanders becomes President? What can we expect? If I'm not mistaken, Sanders cannot pass any laws without getting them through...1533 weeks 6 hours ago
+9"I don't have time to get in shape"I don't know if you've noticed, but it's almost impossible to get in shape if you work in finance. I'm sure you wish you still had the body you had in college, but how realistic is that? You work 10+ hours a day, so you've got no time or energy to hit the gym. You...503 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Drunk Debating - 1/28/16 Republican DebateLately, my friends and I have had a little tradition: getting drunk, watching the GOP debate, and talking shit. Given the comedic genius we have on these forums, I thought it would be interesting to bring to you. With Trump sitting this one out, I expect tonight will start with a solid...481 week 11 hours ago
+1How Bad Are the Politics at Your Shop?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in October 2013.</em> Like many of you I'm sure, I was a bit shocked to hear of Simon Warshaw's retirement from <span class='keyword_link'><a...361 week 2 days ago
+1Master of Real Estate & RE MBA Applications Fall 2016I know CRE started a thread early last year for fellow applicants to MSRE/D programs for the fall summer/fall of 2015. I’d like to get the same thread going for this year’s applicants for summer/fall 2016 to exchange decision dates and overall thoughts on programs. However, I’m also...291 week 5 days ago
+1Disclose mental illness to HR?Hi everyone, I hope that this post will keep me sufficiently anonymous. I'm starting as an investment banking analyst at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a...295 hours 11 min ago
+1Volatile Conduit MarketI just got back from the MBA's CREF conference in Orlando and met with many different Mortgage Bankers and Lenders. There was an absolute consensus that the Conduit Market (currently 40 or so shops) will be cut down to approximately 20-25 shops by the end of the year. I should mention that...294 hours 40 min ago
+1Showtime's "Billions" - What are your thoughts? For those of you who have seen Showtime's new show, "Billions," I'm wondering what you think of it? It "borrows" a lot from the <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...281 day 14 hours ago
+1List of Investment Banks that Don't Sponsor H1B for US Entry-level PostitionsFor those of you who need H1B <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Visa</a></span> sponsorship for entry-level, can we make a list together to identify <span...281 week 3 days ago
+1Didn't Disclose My "Beer Incident" On CampusHey guys, kind of a silly question but with background checks coming up for me this was bugging me a little. A couple years ago as a freshman who had just crossed into his fraternity, I bought a bunch of beer to meeting in my backpack (which we were incidentally having on campus that day) and as...195 days 14 hours ago
+1Benefits of Wearing the Same Thing Every Day?Today, Mark Zuckerberg made a joke about which outfit he should to wear for his first day back to work after the birth of his child. The joke of course is that he has over a week's worth of grey t-shirts and charcoal hoodies that he wears every day. Steve Jobs popularized this idea...181 week 2 days ago
+1BAML Superday 2/5Anybody hear back after the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">superday</a></span> this past friday? <!--break--> 1412 hours 41 min ago
+1"Kick backs" on acquisitions?I realize this probably happens more than I think, while at the same time something people in the industry don't talk about out in the open. A contact of mine in the business mentioned to me a few years back that he had completed an acquisition for his firm at the time, whereby his firm...131 week 5 days ago
+1What's happening at Barclays?Lately I have noticed Barclays is exiting, cutting, or retreating from its global business units on all fronts: What's happening? Cuts are the new normal in finance these days, but these events in the past few days make it seem like Barclays is really struggling. See links inside the...112 weeks 6 days ago
+1How "off limits" are the employees of clients?I've tried searching for this before and found discussions about firm employees going to clients but not the other way around. How "off-limits" are the employees of clients for the firms? I've spent the past few years at a Fortune 50 company in their internal consulting...112 days 7 hours ago
+1Why Healthcare?Hey guys, I know I'm going to get heat for this, but why would someone choose to go into healthcare investment banking? I know it's one of those industries that will continue, but the volatility and unpredictability seems to be a deterrent. Any info will help. 101 week 6 days ago
+1What's more important? Industry or scope?Currently in consulting and trying to weigh a few options I have for my next engagement. The dilemma being should I prioritize project scope (e.g. Marketing Strategy, Growth Strategy, etc.) or the industry? As it turns out, with the options I have, these two are mutually exclusive. I can either...92 weeks 6 days ago
+1Oil Prices Taking Casualties - A lot more to come in 2016It should come as no surprise that the decline in oil prices is taking casualties at major oil firms. The most recent to be hit is BP who just announced that 4,000 job cuts will be taking place in 2016, a figure that represents 5% of their global work force. Most of the cuts are going to be...82 weeks 5 days ago
+1Laid off, MBB offer with start date in 6-8 months- accept other offer in mean time?Hi everyone, I'm in a bit of an interesting situation and I couldn't find anything on WSO or elsewhere else about it. Basically I worked for a boutique operations consulting firm for about a year after finishing an undergrad program, and was laid off due to business being slow back...84 days 5 hours ago
+1ARGUS DCF TipsArgus training starts today. I feel like I'm cheating on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Excel</a></span>. Any tips? 61 week 4 days ago
+1New Mountain Capital, Advent, Berkshire PartnersDoes anyone know anything about these firms? I did my own research but would like to know what you guys think with regard to: - culture - reputation - business school pipelines61 week 5 days ago
+1New WSO Blogging Internship! We are looking for several talented student writers / young professionals to contribute posts to WSO with the goal of raising the level of quality of content in our forums and on the frontpage. <strong>Internship title:</strong> Finance / Wall Street Blogger Intern ...61 year 5 months ago
+1Amazon's Record Sales Sends Stock Plummeting<span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> reported their highest ever quarterly profit but the announcement was not well received, causing a 13% sell of in the stock...61 day 10 hours ago
+1Reneging correctly?A few weeks ago I posted a thread to ask for some advice on my situation. In essence, I have been offered an analyst 2 position in a top boutique (think <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...52 weeks 5 days ago
+1Value Added In Tertiary MarketsI spoke with an originations guy who said one of the most successful investors he's worked with specialized in doing value added in tertiary markets. I'm not usually one to be sold on an idea in a two minute pitch but when I heard this, I literally interpreted it as a license to print...51 week 5 days ago
+1Freshman (Sort of) - Investment Banking AdviceThe title might be confusing, so let me get that out of the way right now. Technically speaking, I am a Freshman: This is my first year in College. However, due to specific conditions in the province where I live (Quebec, Canada) local students only need three years to obtain their majors, as we...56 days 8 hours ago
+1Thinking of going into audit when graduating? Do Comp SciHey all. I was initially asked to do a webinar about this, but since WSO focussed away from my field, it would be morally wrong for me not to share this with you. I'm working at one of the big 4 (doesnt matter which as all are doing it, just we're ahead - shots fired)....51 day 8 hours ago
+1Top MBA feeders to NYC MBBI'm looking to apply to MBA and hoping to go into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">management consulting</a></span> afterwards in NYC. That said, which MBA program are the top...43 weeks 4 days ago
+1Palin-sanityI don’t know about anyone else, but I am thrilled whenever I see Sarah Palin appear on the political scene. There is some feeling of mirth I get that exists only when she has a chunk of time on center stage- even Trump’s obscenely insensitive remarks fail to inspire that same feeling of joy,...32 weeks 6 days ago
+1Linkedin ArticlesOccasionally I will read some banking, finance, or general articles about society at work on LinkedIn to kill some time. Some of them add to the article and discussion but the majority of them are useless. The recurring theme I see is people arguing points or making points that prove they...24 weeks 1 day ago
+2Could Jeb Bush Pass A Criminal Background Check?This is quite an interesting article I found at a law blog and makes me wonder if only us common peasants get FBI background checks when we apply for bank management and securities compliance positions? This is truly outrageous shit here that is well-documented. ...22 weeks 1 day ago
+1Wall Street Movies and Documentaries Research ListI’ve been putting together a list of all the finance movies, documentaries and youtube clips that are entertaining and somewhat informative. I thought it would be cool if you guys could add on with any others you might know about. I have included the full movies where available and clips when...21 week 4 days ago
+1HowdyyHey guys new year. Been in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">PWM</a></span> industry for a year now. I am going to take my Series 65 exam for the 2nd time...21 week 4 days ago
+1Best business schools that accept junior transfers?Currently applying to colleges for my junior year. Alot of top bus schools don't accept juniors or you need to be there for a semester thus I am applying for econ St alot of them. What are semi to target bus schools that accept junior direct transferable???26 days 29 min ago
+1BAML GTS Superday 1/19Just had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">superday</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a...15 days 7 hours ago
+1"You cant turn 5k> can make far more money giving rich people advice" - Is there anything like this in the tech world?Hey WSO! Me and a few guys had lunch with a hedge fund manager who had a net worth in the hundreds of millions. It wasn't really suppose to be a "business advice" meeting, but rather shooting the shit. A lot of the guys in the group were finance guys. Associates, analysts,...12 weeks 3 days ago
+1Corporate Banking Analyst at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago InterviewHELP! Has anyone interviewed for the Corporate Banking Analyst position for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">BMO Capital Markets</a></span> in Chicago? I have an...04 weeks 1 day ago
+1WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (1/9-1/15)<em>In case you missed them, here're some of last week's most popular topics:</em> <strong><a href="">3 Tips for Non-Targets</a></strong> Post By @Smitty4526" [quote]I...03 weeks 5 days ago
+1Centerview Partners InfoAnyone have up-to-date info on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Centerview Partners</a></span>? Comp, culture, lifestyle, etc? Friend of mine still in college was asking me, but my...04 days 8 hours ago
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+2:'-( RIP BonusHave you guys ever had a bad feeling about a (seemingly) good deal? Like, a nagging or gnawing feeling that this seems to be going too smoothly...The buy-side guys are being enthusiastic and super helpful, the clients are being super helpful and compliant. Despite this there's the...571 day 20 hours ago
+1Get 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...323 weeks 2 days ago
+7I have $100+ million to place for RE dealsReceived dozens of responses. Thanks so much, WSO! 225 days 3 hours ago
+1(Freshman at Wharton) Best resources/courses to learn finance/modeling... BIWS? WSP?Hello. I'm a freshman at Wharton undergrad. I already want to start learning finance & modeling for this summer. What resources would you recommend? I'm sure others who want to break into this area would also appreciate answers. I'm only a freshman with little knowledge,...62 weeks 5 days ago
+1Are Hungry Enough? Motivation InstagramI hope 2016 is off to a great start for all of you. I think it's safe to assume that everyone on this forum has a higher degree of motivation than the average individual. If you're anything like me, you're constantly looking for new sources of positive energy to fuel your drive...61 week 1 day ago
+1What should I do between getting the offer and beginning my internship at S&T in a BB?I wanted to reach out to my contacts and ask if I could come in some days and shadow on their desks, but was worried if this would come off weird (I go to college in NYC). What can I do (beyond staying updated on the markets) to make sure that I do well in the summer?52 weeks 31 min ago
+1Why don't recruiters return my call? Recruitment of minority applicantsHave you every wondered why recruiters do not return your calls or even acknowledge your online application even though you applied on their agency's website for a position that is really there (not speculative application)? Maybe the reason why you don't get through to them is that...31 week 6 days ago
+1AMA | Universita' Bocconi #7 ranked. Finance & Econ with heavy passion for business & investment.Hello everyone. This is my first WSO post. I'd like to talk about who I am, where I live and work, and why I have joined WSO. Next, I'll talk about how and why I chose Universita' Bocconi, and why I love Economics/Finance and my other passions. Lastly, I'd like to...21 week 1 day ago
0Got a return offer in September, accepted it, now I have a small tattoo - hopefully not a problem?I got a return offer to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> for credit derivs <span class='keyword_link'><a...223 weeks 1 day ago
0Turning amateur trading into business?I have never traded real money. However, for the past three years, I have studied stock <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> and developed my trading strategy on...212 weeks 2 days ago
0Do Boutique IB's do a fingerprint/FBI background check?Do Boutique IB's that are Non-FDIC do a fingerprint/FBI background check?205 days 14 hours ago
0The Offical Tinder Oasis Thread192 weeks 1 day ago
0What is my goal in informational interviews/coffee chats?I'm planning a trip to nyc and have a list of contacts. I'm reaching out to them with the intent of meeting for coffee so that they can provide me advice on breaking into IB. As of right now, I'm trying to build relationships with these people but that doesn't seem to be...122 weeks 1 day ago
0How to stop rumors that I'm a womanizerThis beta male keeps telling his GF and all the females he comes into contact with that I'm a womanizer. His GF told me that he's really self-conscious about his performance issues. Should I call him out on it? 101 week 4 days ago
0Is it worth learning a new language just to land an internship in another country? Hey guys, So to give a brief overview of my background before I go on, I'm a Korean attending one of the three target schools in Korea (for Seoul offices of IB's) and I'm currently in my freshman year. Korean is my first language and I'm still working on my English (so...104 days 10 hours ago
+5New breed of Finance and Capital Markets ProfessionalsBefore I start to express my piece of mind I would like to set some hygiene points. The category of professionals I intend to generalise here are all those non-IT professionals involved in various pre/post-trade functions. We exclude the <span class='keyword_link'><a...86 days 11 hours ago
0Drugtesting Hi all, In 1.5 month I will start an internship in New York. The last time I used (recreationally) drugs was with New Years, and I was out of the country (Amsterdam) and smoked pot. I read up on different drug testing methods, and I am a bit worried about the pot showing up on it. I am not...72 weeks 7 hours ago
0Looking to lateral to BB IBD NYC - Strong candidate Hey WSO, I'm a second year experienced <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> analyst at a large bank looking to lateral into a <span...71 week 7 hours ago
0Job markets: why are some unemployed for so long?Here is my thought on the job market in banking and finance. It’s not your capabilities that matter. It’s all about finding your place in the job market. In my view, it is a mistake to build your career thinking that working in revenue-generating function is better. If you are made...72 weeks 1 day ago
0Just talked to BB MDSo guys, through some "reaching out" to extended family members/friends/ etc., I talked to to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">BB</a></span> MD just right...63 weeks 2 days ago
0Restructuring industry questionA friend of mine is in his second year of LLB in France. He is an outstanding student. He would like to know if it is possible for him to join a restructuring team in a boutique firm such as Houlihan Lockey, or <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 week 3 days ago
0How To Prepare For An Interview With No Finance BackgroundHello Everybody, I have several upcoming phone and regular interviews at either Bulge Bracket or Elite boutique firms for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span>...52 weeks 5 days ago
+2The World's Greatest Pairs Trade (Short Amazon, Long Walmart)<h3>Long Walmart, Short <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span></h3> These two companies have some similarities, they are both major retailers and...51 week 5 days ago
0New UCL School of Management vs ImperialHi All I have two offers and need support for my decision. 1. UCL MSc Management - New business school, money is being invested which is good for me - Not accredited yet, not sure if that really matters? - Interesting program - Well-qualified faculty - Great location (Canary Wharf...55 days 20 hours ago
0Cascadia Capital the next Evercore?I have been following this boutique for a while, seems like they just kill it. They have legit senior guys and their deal flow is ridiculous. I fully expect them to be in US M&A top 10 this year. Watch out BBs, there's a new player in town that will eat your lunch. They were on some...516 hours 30 min ago
0Different EV/Revenue Multiples, Same Projected Growth RatesHi all, Recent interview question I got was: I'm looking at companies in X industry. We tend to look at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">EV</a></span>/Revenue...43 weeks 2 days ago
0Bernie Sanders.Can he possibly run as the democrat candidate and win the elections ? I see a lot of anger in Hillary Clinton's facebook posts. He seems to blame Wall Street for everything in his speech, if he becomes president, can he really change Wall Street ? I don't understand why Wall...32 weeks 4 days ago
0Beginner here, where do I start? I'm currently a freshman in college, working to find a finance internship anywhere I can. I'm set on IB, but where do I start to learn about it? Real world experience is best, I know, but I'm an outsider with little to no connections (I'm trying to network). I've looked...31 week 5 days ago
0I want to be Charlie Munger (OK, Warren Buffett would also do)Hi everyone. This is, finally, my first post here and it's going to be a tough (meaning maybe long and complex to express what I want to) one. I ask you here your advice and feedback regarding my unconventional profile and, moreover, unconventional ambitions with regards to the former....31 week 1 day ago
0I Withdrew from a class last semester and the job I want to apply to wants an official/unofficial transcriptI withdrew from a class last semester (my gpa is a 3.5 so i am still good cumulative) but for the last couple of semesters I have gotten 2 C's but the rest As and Bs. I'm a junior and the classes have just gotten harder and harder and unfortunately I applied myself in more classes than...31 week 2 days ago
0UVA MS Global CommerceHello All, I was wondering what you guys thought about the new UVA <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">MS</a></span> in Global Commerce program? The basic premise of the program is it is a...22 weeks 2 days ago
0Lateral Hire... What matters?Hi All, If I break into a small local boutique with low grades, how long would I have to stay there until I can lateral to a larger/better bank without my grades being scrutinized? Is every new analyst hire asked for their <span class='keyword_link'><a...21 week 6 days ago
0What is the best way to work with Boomers when you are a Millennial?Working in an industry of where our bosses are boomers. And asking more ideas and up-to-date technology apps. Its quite hard to teach them with the latest tech. So, all of the online works were given to me. Do you think, we millennials are perfect match to work with boomers now a days?21 week 1 day ago
0Looking for real estate models. Want to trade?Hey everyone, I'm looking for some real estate model templates. Something like what is available at getrefm would be ideal. If anyone has some that they would be willing to send, I would be super grateful. I also have some professional grade models I can send back to you. Thanks! PS...211 hours 13 min ago
0Networking for Nothing?So everyone always talks about the importance of networking, But it seems that most SA recruiting happens with a group of Analysts/Associates sifting through hundreds of resumes and making an interview pile. So, from what I understand, the only way networking helps is if you happened to...13 weeks 4 days ago
0Making it a business?I have never traded real money. However, for the past three years, I have studied stock <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> and developed my trading strategy on...03 weeks 4 days ago
0Finance and Economics Dual-Major w/ Chinese MinorMy name's Dave, and I'm a college student at the University of Oregon who's looking to break into investment banking. Even though I know the field is competitive, I'm willing to put in the time to achieve my goal even if it means working sixteen to eighteen hour...01 week 6 days ago
0Biochemistry / Ivey Business School into FinanceHi all, I am a sophomore at Western, and going to Ivey Business School in Canada this September for an HBA. Finance interests me; I've been reading WSO and Investment Banking: Explained and "Investment Banking" by <span class='keyword_link'><a...01 week 2 days ago
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+6Is this You? Types of Annoying Co-workers(This is a venting post) It's only the second week of January, and I already broke my New Year's Resolution of trying to work on my patience. So much for that... @Alistair-Clark's mention of "92% of New Year's Resolutions will fail" was right all along. Damn...123 weeks 5 days ago
0Why Deutsche Bank? Interview questionI have an interview coming up with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Deutsche Bank</a></span>, and I'm trying to find a good answer to the question "Why Deutsche Bank" other than...102 weeks 3 hours ago
0Putting LinkedIn link on Tinder for profile Yes or No72 weeks 1 day ago
0Are you secretly yearning for someone who can read the s.y.m.b.o.l.s.?I am looking for an NYC position. I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very transitional career. I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. I have skills that...39 hours 30 min ago
05 worst career advices that I have received in my lifeHere are 5 worst career advices that I have received to date 1. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. In theory, this can’t be wrong. But who can diversify (i.e., get free lunch) and still make money? This is not a good advice for those who want to make money. I will always thank...21 week 6 days ago
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0Help me break tnto an Investment Banker PositionHello, I am looking to break into investment banking on wall street, the following is some background information on me: I am currently a senior at a local college I attended in my hometown. I will be graduating with a bachelor's of science in finance in the next 8 months,...261 day 10 hours ago
+1Will setting up a hedge fund be a good idea?I have never traded real money. However, for the past three years, I have studied stock <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> and developed my trading strategy on...242 weeks 3 days ago
0Aspiring billionaireHey wso didn't know what forum to post this In but stocks and markets seems the most closely related and appropriate, basically I really want to be a billionaire, I want to make and be worth a billion dollars or two within my lifetime preferably sometime soon like say 10 years. I've...1419 hours 43 min ago
0Most Frat Bank?Just curious, which bank do you guys think is the most "frat"?92 weeks 57 min ago
0Tips for getting referralsLittle bit about me.. I come from a non-target school, have a mediocre <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">GPA</a></span>(3.5ish, although trending upwards), and no...82 weeks 3 hours ago
+1Networking as a female?I know the basic strategy of networking is the same...find connections, take the time, build relationships. I just feel like in the real world it ends up playing out a little differently, when females network with male bankers (it's not a problem for me with female bankers). You...173 weeks 6 days ago
0my roommate ran away with my other roommate's moneyMy roommate owes my other roommate a couple hundred dollars and he didn't reply to our messages. Now he has moved out. What should I do? He and I have mutual friends, so I don't want things to get ugly. Recently, he got a SA offer from a <span class='keyword_link'><a...142 weeks 2 days ago
0Gift For Trading What Field Should I Go Into ?I have been <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">trading</a></span> a personal account on and off for nearly 3 years and have been immensely profitable with the small amount of capital...63 weeks 3 days ago
0The Raine Group Superday.32 weeks 1 day ago
0MS Disabled?Can someone point me to a discussion / thread / any topic where it was decided or suggested that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">MS</a></span> be limited? I ask because I'd like to see...23 weeks 5 days ago
+5Still want the job? Are you prepared?I cringe at many of the threads and comments I see on here. While it’s true that some of those ideas are inline with where I was when I began my career on Wall Street nearly twenty years ago, that’s why I cringe. Like the anonymous keyboard warriors who like to tell me how wrong I am,...432 weeks 1 day ago
0Is NYU a Public School???2015 Statistics for NYU: Acceptance Rate: 31% (was 35.5% in 2014) Enrollment: 57,245 Michigan is the largest public school I can think of. Massive student body has 43,651 students and a 27% admissions rate. How is NYU considered anything but a public school? How is a school with 57k...43 weeks 4 days ago
+1How do you feel about..lying?What goes on everyone. I'm looking for your thoughts on how successful you think I would be in lying about my <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...361 week 3 days ago
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