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15 things I wish I knew as a first year banking analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): This post originally went up 2/10/13 and is a must read for all those starting their FT roles</em> I was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as a banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since I was a wee...130119.30
Life Goes On...<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 9/19/11</em> [quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.[/quote] -Robert Frost From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high honors...10258.02
Life after PE - the other roadAs I mentioned in a previous thread (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-make-vp-in-private-equity">"How to Make VP in Private Equity"</a>), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the <span class='keyword_link'><a...1923.19
PERE 50 2015 - Real Estate Private Equity RankingsI haven't seen it posted here and I used to post them annually, so here it is - the 2015 real estate private equity rankings, made up of all the names you would expect. Still, there are some newcomers (Greystar, Almanac) and a couple of big falls and rises. If nothing else, it's good...139.13
Is your CEO worth his (her) pay? The Pricing and Valuing of Top Managers!It is the time of the year when stories about CEO compensation are the <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/target-ceos-2014-pay-package-totals-28-2-million-1430227494">news of the day,</a> and investors and onlookers alike get to ask whether a CEO can really be worth tens...88.08
My review of online dating sites If you are a single straight guy living in NYC, you would be doing yourself a great disservice by abstaining from online dating. Yes, I used to look down on these apps as "beneath me," something only desperate losers use. That may have been the case in the past, but it is now the...877.87
"Wife Bonuses" - Allowances of the Upper East SideA New York Times writer put together an article on the wives of rich and powerful men in the upper east side. There's a lot of absurdity in the "national geographic" way the writer describes their lives and an obvious liberal, feminist tilt given the publication, but there is a...576.57
Over-HypedSo Im sitting around this evening (Out of the office) and just wanted to share my insights in IB. I work at a top EB and by pretty much all definitions am a gunner. I have taken on an average of 2/3 staffings a week since starting. Ive picked up double weekend staffings and double friday...405.40
AMA Discretionary Hedge Fund TraderI did one of these before a couple years back when i was on the sellside, and figured why not do another one since these threads seem to get a lot of traction and provide a lot of useful info for kids. My background: -Discretionary trader at a large hedge fund, focusing on credit and...275.27
Top 20 Hedge Funds ListExcellent 2015 edition of the Barron’s Best 100 Hedge Funds list. Many of the funds on the list fly under the radar on WSO. I am sure that people working in the industry have heard about most of those these funds, but probably ca. 50% have never been discussed/mentioned around...244.24
The weak post-MBA finance job marketWhat's going on here? I'm a 2nd year at a M7 b-school graduating soon, and aside from banking, finance job market has been horrendous. On-campus recruiting was mostly banks and some long-only mutual funds. The people who wanted banking got it, but aside from that there are very few...1204.20
Esset Koyal Group Capital Management: Tesla Powerwall Akun hyvä alku vihreämpää maaSen lisäksi luksusautojen Tesla on nyt uusi yritys, joka voisi pikakäynnistys laajamittainen siirtyminen perinteisistä energialähteistä uusiutuviin niistä. Teslan toimitusjohtaja Elon Musk käynnistettiin tänä viikonloppuna Tesla energia sviitti, valjastaa voiman auringon asuin- ja...54.05
BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-annual-compensation-reports">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...383.38
Georgetown University MSF Program - In PersonHey guys, just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Just spoke with the program and they are going to be rolling out a flex option for students. There will still be the remote option for those working around the country, but there will also now be an on campus option for those local or wanting to...173.17
IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!<b>Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+</b>: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database">Company...163.16
The Best GMAT and MBA Business School Content on WSO<em>Mod Note (Andy): My mighty content intern compiled a list of the top 20 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>/B-School posts on WSO. Some of these...43.04
Learning how to Lead: Extracurricular Lessons at Business SchoolWhen I first began applying to business school, I had a very myopic view of what I would learn. I was 27 years old with limited career experience so I incorrectly assumed that my key professional weakness was a lack of technical business knowledge, such as accounting or <span...03.00
Know Anyone Involved In A Scam?A couple of my dumbass fraternity brothers have been selling and recruiting for Ignite/Stream energy for a few years now. If you aren't familiar with the company, it's a pyram...<span class='keyword_link'><a...532.53
Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...402.40
WSO Hedge Fund Interview Prep Package in the Works!<strong>***NOTE: I am willing to pay cash AND give you a free copy of the package if one of your cases or pitches ends up in the actual guide.***</strong> Please send me an e-mail ([email protected]) explaining the case or pitch (long vs. short or type of case study) and...192.19
BUND UGLY<em>Mod Note (Andy): Originally published 1 May 2015 in The Daily Dirtnap. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at...72.07
Is RE Development Right For Me?​I've been considering giving up on my Wall Street dreams and pursuing a career in RE development. Better hours, less repetitive job duties, and more entrepreneurial opportunities for people without an 8 figure net worth make the field seem a lot more interesting to me. I feel I would...301.30
Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interview</a></span> questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just...181.18
Life in Corporate ParadiseYou wake up at 6:01 Immediately your neuro-HUD shows a 0.5$ debit to your account due to having slept in trademark “iWhite” sheets. Your sleep cycle has been recorded entirely by Google Inc. Neuroogle’s biosense app and a full register of your brain waves and other bodily activities...151.15
AMA: M7 admit (from consulting/industry)Led one of these in the consulting forum, figured I would do one with a bschool slant for application specific questions. Background: Recently accepted to several M7 bschools. Worked several years in management consulting before transitioning to a strategy position at a F500 company. ...141.14
Esset Koyal Group Capital Management : Nästa generations iPhone kan konkurrera DSLREn ny patentansökan från Apple sprida lite ljus i vad nästa generation av iPhone kan ha möjlighet att i fråga om mobil fotografering - DSLR-foton direkt i din smartphone. Deras patentansökan princip detaljerad bolagets planer på att göra en "small form factor tele camera"...61.06
Elliott and Associates Research Global Markets: JAZA bans Taiji dolphins in Japanese facilitiesJAZA (Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums) have finally announced that it won't permit its members anymore to purchase dolphins from Taiji after an international body suspended its membership on ethical grounds. During an emergency board meeting of JAZA, 99 out of 142 of its...51.05
What do you really do in Investment Banking?I'm curious.. I understand the broad overview of investment banking (e.g. M&A, Capital raising, etc.), but what do all of you do exactly (down to the usage of the specific databases)? From what I have gathered so far: Stage 1) VP & above will network with clients. Deal process...31.03
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The CFA Cram Plan: The Last Minute Guide to the CFA ExamsFeeling like you're running out of time?<br> <br> OK, calm down and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.300hours.com/1/post/2013/04/dead-busy-improve-your-focus-with-1-minute-mini-meditations.html" title="">take a few deep breaths</a>. For whatever...01.00
Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...280.28
Advice for a Wharton Undergrad exchange studentHey guys, I'm a student studying at Australia, I was recently offered to study at uPenn, specifically Wharton for one year as part of my degree. My main concern at the moment is my financial situation (I come from a middle income family), my uni recommended to bring at the very least...28-0.72
Family business questionHad a long talk with a close friend who is thinking of going to business school and he brought up the topic of certain things in his background that business schools might scoff at. He works for one of the largest companies in the world (Oil & gas) that is well recognized at the top...14-0.86
2015 FT BB IBD NYC Taxesdelete14-0.86
Dellavedova is dirty? Or just playing hard?Just wondering what you guys think of Dellavedova's plays over their last two series. To me, in the Bulls series he was very much trying to instigate with Taj, but I don't really remember anyone else having that opinion. Fast forward to Hawks Game 2, loose ball on the floor and he goes...9-0.91
Intern Question - Business Pro no tie ???Hello Everyone, I will be working in NYC this summer within FP&A with some risk and forecasting. I recently reached out to my manager about dress code, and he responded - "Business pro is fine. No ties." I'm just confused about exactly what this is , because...2-0.98
Truth about boutiques that don't underwrite, Advisory-only boutiques Although I am no longer with the sell-side, I do have a fair amount of contact with them every now and then. This discussion of underwriting and risk-taking is an age-old one. The research team takes positions, put money where their mouth is because, hey why should we listen to you if you are...2-0.98
On the importance of accounting Fundamentals are all we have with certainty. Technicals need "guessing," not matter how sophisticated your "guess" work is (using full-blown real analysis), it's a guess. Recently the bond markets don't seem to care about the fundamentals at all. Mis?(depending on...1-0.99
China Internships Now Illegal For Foreigners & ExpatsI was talking with my immigration lawyer in Shanghai yesterday about sponsoring my spouse and family in China and was shocked when he told me that since 2013, China internships are illegal for foreigners UNLESS you have a special certification letter from the Chinese government and you take that...1-0.99
Informational Interview for JPM advice, recommendations, and suggestions??I have an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational interview</a></span> scheduled with <span class='keyword_link'><a...0-1.00
Grin and Bear It - What's the Funniest Shit You've Had To Fake At Work?Edit: My story was a bit too specific, but what have you had to suck up and endure at work?42-1.58
BB from Middlebury?Hi guys, So I'm pretty much done with high school, attending Middlebury next year as title suggests. I've always wanted to do medicine, which I thought didn't require undergraduate prestige (for lack of a better term), so I didn't really put a whole lot of effort into high...6-1.94
PRESTIGE RANKING VERY INPORTANTHey everybody, Just a quick question here regarding prestige. Could you please rank the prestige levels of the following haircuts: 1. Patrick Bateman with clean shave 2. Charlie Chaplin middle part 3. Flat top crew cut 4. Side part with Hitler Moustache 5. Joe Dirt mullet Just...2-1.98
wedbush is topdo u like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wedbush" target="_blank">Wedbush</a></span>? <span class='keyword_link'><a...0-2.00
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