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+50The 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...231 hour 43 min ago
+47WSO 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 4 days ago
+46Learn from My MistakesI've always loved this site because even when I was but a wee little lurker in college I could always come on here and hear about all the little details that finance professionals picked up and wish they had known earlier. The big questions, like which offer to take or whether to...851 year 8 months ago
+19The Unconventional path to IB/PE (AMA)While taking the time to clean and organize my desk after a hectic 4-6 weeks engaged in a deal, I came across my old <a href="//">WSO IB interview materials</a> I used in the past. Seeing these old...201 day 11 hours ago
+21How 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...192 days 18 hours ago
+16How 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...2346 hours 50 min ago
+15What 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...24613 hours 35 min ago
+14AMA: 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....362 days 8 hours 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...9012 hours 8 min ago
+12Billions 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...441 hour 38 min ago
+11AMA: 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...778 hours 6 min ago
+8Martial ArtsAre you guys into martial arts? If yes, which one? I don't really have the time anymore but I loved it (Karate and Hapkido), great for keeping fit and less boring than just running and pumping iron. Maybe I'll see if I can return to Hapkido or start w/ Krav Maga.981 hour 44 min ago
+8What 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...774 hours 45 min ago
+8What'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...752 hours 33 min ago
+7How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't AcceptI apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details. So it finally happened - I received a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...03 days 6 hours ago
+6Historians 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...852 days 3 hours ago
+6Top Documentaries - All-Time Favorites and WhyMasterful story telling is key to content delivery and great documentaries got that in spades. Key Ingredients that make a Documentary great and have a lasting impact on me are: 1. Content 2. Delivery/Directing 3. Length (run-time) Content is at the core of the story telling to...641 day 13 hours ago
+6List of Sleeper Targets for NYCPeople keep thinking that IB is Ivy/top business program or bust. Would you guys consider these schools as sleeper targets: Kelly - for sure if you're in the IBW Colgate - OCR interviews for almost all interested in IB (10-30 people) NESCAC's Top 4 Liberal Arts - Claremont,...4728 min 23 sec 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 2 weeks ago
+6AMA: 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...392 hours 27 min ago
+6What you need to know about IBD in AsiaHello monkeys, any opinions/takeaways about investment banking in Asia? Here's what I have gathered from reading various threads on WSO: <h3>Hong Kong: </h3> <ul> <li> Usually takes most of its analysts from top US/UK universities, although I heard recently...2523 hours 12 min ago
+5Best 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...632 days 12 hours ago
+520 balance sheet ratios every investor should be aware ofWhether you're managing your portfolio for yourself or for someone else, [here]( are 20 balance sheet ratios you may want to be aware of. Thoughts? [quote] Solvency Ratios 1. Quick Ratio = (Current...1140 min 17 sec ago
+5WSO 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...64 hours 21 min 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...41 day 12 hours ago
+4Most Mundane ShitYou read correctly. What is the most mundane shit us monkeys do? This is what I've got so far (in no particular order): 1. Manual data entry 2. Working group lists 3. Buyer logs 4. Logo slides 5. Weird custom transaction precedents like break fees. Lay it on me. I want <span...847 hours 15 min ago
+6Jay Z is launching a VC FundIn his eternal quest to become a billionaire, Jay Hova is launching a VC fund. Say what you want, but the dude is in no way comfortable being a billionaire when you combine his and his spouse's fortunes. He definitely wants his own billion. In the past few years Jay has launched a sports...581 hour 19 min ago
+4Horrible Boss or is this Wall St?Hello Everyone, I'll keep this short and sweet. I took an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> job out of school (after running my own little ER biz). Working on Wall St is great,...521 hour 14 min 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 1 week ago
+4Dentist Visits Are a Waste of Time!Let me preface by saying I was born with a full set of perfect teeth and so the whole dentist thing has always seemed unnecessary to me, the kind of medical care that people get basically just to demonstrate that they have money, like how New York Jews all go to therapy. A little more...21 day 9 hours ago
+3What Markets and Core sub markets do you think will experience rapid growth over the next 3-5 years ? As the title describes what areas do you think will pop in the next 3-5 years both domestically and internationally. My pick is De Moines Iowa and Newark NJ. I think growth in these areas is inevitable. 524 hours 33 min ago
+3Is there any part of the financial industry that is growing?So me and my colleagues were discussing over lunch how things are generally worse off in the industry since its heyday. Investment Banks face more regulations. Equity research and S&T revenues are dropping (atleast for European banks) Hedge funds and AM are seeing money move to passive...5048 min 10 sec 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...3610 hours 17 min 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...332 days 5 min ago
+3Clemson 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. ...302 days 8 hours ago
+3SA 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...211 day 10 hours ago
+3Employees Across US Fired for Joining Day Without Immigrants ProtestI actually saw this story trending Facebook first, but a <a href="">story</a> has now hit the front page of CNBC. Apparently a bunch of people just decided to not show...211 day 3 hours ago
+3Favorite Sports MomentSimilar to <a href="">this forum post regarding whether or not we will see another sports year like 2016-17</a>, I was wondering what is the single greatest game/match you have watched...208 min 3 sec ago
+3Best 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...191 day 8 hours 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...173 days 12 hours ago
+2I WILL pay for your coffee/lunch!I feel like this is the most basic question ever, but it's a problem I am constantly having. People are always paying for meals/coffee with me, even if I reach out to them for a meeting or <span class='keyword_link'><a...3421 hours 28 min ago
+2Best 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...311 day 9 hours ago
+3Preparation and Aspiration -- Getting Ready for the Analyst StintGuys, so I am staring down my FT start with an NYC EB after a successful SA stint, and I am here to see if you guys have any advice on how to prepare so that I can hit the ground running. While I certainly would love advice on technical prep (should I be modeling on the weekends or reading...301 day 22 hours 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...283 days 19 hours ago
+2Columbia B-School NEW Masters program- Opinions? Is it worth it?Hi guys, So, I've been admitted into this very new Masters program at Columbia Business School - Masters of Science Accounting and Fundamental Analysis. 2017 would be the program's first batch to enrol. A lot of you guys are quite switched on, hence I'd be very keen to hear...264 hours 1 min ago
+2Tear Apart My ModelHi All! I created a single family rental model because I'm interested in creating some rental income down the road. My model is attached. It's annual rather than monthly, and my assumptions are noted in the cells. The red text contains the input variables. Tear it apart. Constructive...2311 hours 33 min ago
+2Fixed 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...222 days 9 hours ago
+2"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....212 days 8 hours ago
+2All-in VP CompAnybody have insight into recent VP comp (Salary+cash+non-cash) at BBs? NYC specifically, but interested in general. Also, M&A vs. coverage?207 hours 30 min ago
+2Opinions On Bryant University?Was recently accepted to Bryant University for undergraduate and they gave me a lot of money (25k per year and their highest scholarship is 30k per year). It will be somewhat hard to turn down their offer. How are Bryant students and the university in general regarded in the investment banking...203 hours 18 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...164 days 1 hour 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...152 days 22 hours ago
+2Space Travel and Tourism - A Space Odyssey to Mars and Beyond!NASA did extraordinary things back in 1969 by putting a Man on the Moon. Now, the torch bearer has been passed to private industry with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...1013 hours 26 min ago
+2Most Unconventional Ways To Make Six Figures???It seems like every week I come across a new article about some kid making six figures through some outlandish way. Whether its from reselling Jordans, selling antiques on eBay, or creating a new app; there is always some unconventional way. It almost makes me feel disappointed in myself, like I...82 hours 59 min 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
+2What Clubs Were You Apart Of In College? I feel like clubs are one of the best ways to make connections. You never know who you'll meet, and who that person ends up knowing. I've found out that it doesn't have to be business related either. For example, I overhead an older student explaining how he joined a cooking club,...71 day 5 hours ago
+2Female attire for SA?What is the typical attire for a female <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>? (<span class='keyword_link'><a...620 hours 15 min ago
+2Buying properties to sell/rentAnyone have any models they can share about this topic? Looking to buy properties for quick turnover or cash flow and need some models to see if they are worth the investment. Thank you kindly.511 hours 5 min ago
+2Best and worst KickStarter campaigns you've seen? Believe the hype they say, believe the hype. Well, that's what people did back in the day for a cooler that was just a little bit cooler than the rest called...418 hours 55 min 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 3 weeks ago
+2MBA – Invaluable experience or incredibly overrated?Monkeys - I decided to write a blog about MBA life. My main goal is to create a transparent view of the MBA. Please refer to the end of this post for further information, background, credentials and objective for this blog. My low post count does not allow a link to a website yet. PM me if...04 days 1 hour 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...06 days 11 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 5 days ago
+1Consulting Life Style - Having a Pet?Hey everyone, I'd like to hear your thoughts on a ... pretty odd topic - HOW can I keep a pet once getting into the consulting / road warrior lifestyle (traveling 80% of the time)? Perhaps finding a rommie who has a pet? I don't have one at the moment but really wanna get a kitty...311 day 6 hours 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...291 day 8 hours ago
+3Are youtubers overpaid?Top youtubers are pulling in 7 figure a year and many of them are under 30. For example, PewDiePie pulls in over 5 million a year and he's still I'm his 20s. All he does is scream weird noises while playing videos games. Even if ur not the most popular channel, u can still make a...211 hour 11 min 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...194 days 12 hours 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??191 day 21 hours 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...191 day 2 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...152 hours 56 min ago
+1London 2017 IBD SA Offers - Nomura vs UBSMorning monkeys, I'm currently an Italian undergraduate student seeking advice regarding some offers. I have received both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/nomura">Nomura</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...153 hours 7 min ago
+1MSF Internship Opp'sI will try to make this as succinct as possible, I graduated from a complete non-target in Finance with a gpa of 3.1. Couldn’t get into great MSF programs so I am now in my second of three semesters at a southern program that is towards the bottom of top 30 in the US (3.5 GPA Grad). I have...134 hours 32 min ago
+1Is Louis Vuitton too flashy?For normal sized purses I have the LV Neverfull in three different prints. The rest of my bags are all crossbody style. I was wondering if the carrying a LV bag to an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational...131 day 18 hours ago
+1Ross vs Darden vs Stern mbaFirst time poster here. I have a family healthcare business in Asia. I'm thinking about doing something in the lines of healthcare PE or VC for the family business but also want to learn management skills as I might one day take over the business. Also I hope to have a strong network that...121 day 9 hours ago
+1What are your thoughts on pension funds?Hi everyone, First time posting in this section, but been an active reader. I'm currently a mid-level associate at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>, and I'm...128 hours 54 min 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? Discuss113 days 12 hours ago
+1Rates, rates, rates...what to think???Random thoughts here... The Fed is almost sounding like Mr. Greenspan back during the rise of tech and the Nasdaq. His "irrational exuberance" comments regarding the .com boom led him to put a pin in the proverbial bubble. The difference now is irrational exuberance across all...1113 hours 50 min ago
+1Not improving at case interviews Hi, I'm preparing for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">case interviews</a></span> and I feel like I'm not improving. Last year I interviewed for <span class='keyword_link'><a...112 days 2 hours 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...104 days 7 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...102 days 13 hours ago
+1LA Area Development Shops Looking to relocate to LA ASAP to work in development. Current development professional in a major East Coast market. Would really appreciate your guys' thoughts on whether any major players are missing from this list which I should investigate. Hopefully this list is a resource for others...101 hour 46 min ago
+1Pre - IPO Valuation QuestionI have a valuation question her and would greatly appreciate some advice! The business I work (say ABC co) invested $1m into a cash-desperate pre-IPO company through a convertible loan (no coupons & not secured). Upon IPO, which is expected in 6 months, the loan is compulsorily...103 days 2 hours ago
+1Spartan Capital Securities in New York?Just received a phone call from a guy from Spartan Capital in NYC. He invited me down to the office for an interview—didn't know much about the firm or even how he got my resume. Did a google search on them and found lots of complaints from investors basically saying that it's a...101 day 8 hours ago
+1MSc in Finance advice and profile evaluationHello monkeys, I'm a second year student at a non-target Italian university (Università degli studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"). I'll be graduating with a 28/30 final GPA or a little higher and I'm expecting to get at least a 700 on my <span...101 day 13 hours ago
+1Corporate Strategy Analyst ?Hey guys, so I'm in my senior year in SoCal (one of the two UCs..) A HR just approached me on LinkedIn. I did some research about his headhunting company and it seems to be pretty legit : Addison group. He says he's been headhunting for a "fast growing tech company in LA"...92 days 5 hours 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...94 days 55 min ago
+1Career Change to PEHello. I currently serve as a mid level P&L regional market manager for a very large commercial services company. My P&L is worth $14M annually. I am looking to take my experiences in sales, operations, strategy, and financial management and parlay this into a PE position. I have my MBA...93 days 7 hours ago
+1Searching for a desk..Hey all, new guy here and I would like to say that I am happy to be a member. My question is, I have been studying, practicing and just consuming as much information I can about intra-day <span class='keyword_link'><a...93 days 1 hour ago
+1GMAT score on Undergrad CV for Consulting/IBankingI'm currently a rising penultimate undergrad student studying at a target school in Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong), and I'm planning to apply for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> or...915 hours 28 min ago
+1Consulting --> MM PE --> What Tier of MBAHello monkeys, I'm considering my MBA application this autumn and really need some self-positioning. Here is my background. Top 3 Undergrad in China, Econ major, average GPA 1.5 Years tier-2 consulting (L.E.K., OW, Parthenon, ATK) 3.5 Years MM PE firm (AUM ~USD 2 billion), solid...91 day 18 hours ago
+1Best Credit Card for IB AnalystHey Guys, I am starting out as an FT analyst at an EB this summer and I was wondering what card would be best to get. Is Amex the go to card of investment bankers? It seems like a lot of bankers have an Amex of some sort. I currently have the <span class='keyword_link'><a...91 day 8 hours ago
+1New Life Goal: Joining a Corporate VC Arm (Like Salesforce Ventures or Intel Capital) from Deloitte ConsultingHi Everyone, currently at the Consultant level at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> (should make Senior Consultant next year). Been on a mix of S&O projects for financial...823 hours 56 min ago
+1How do I put my money to work?So I'm currently a freshman, 19yo, and going to be interning at a Big4 in NY this summer. Not going to be making IB money but I'm looking to save around 2-2.5k from working. I plan on putting away at least 3-4K during each of my next two summers interning as well. Instead of just...812 hours 25 min ago
+1Free Cash Flow ValuationHi, I am using <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span>/freecashflow to value two projects/firms. Both firms have no reinvestment needs and all cashflows are equal except that the...810 hours 13 min ago
+1Drug Test @ BlackRock SF summer analyst positionHi guys, I received an offer recently from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> for a 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a...714 hours 40 min ago
+1Columbia vs Berkeley Haas MBA - Full ScholarshipsCurious for some input. I've been admitted at UC Berkeley Haas in their full time program with full tuition and fees (both years) funded by an outside org. I've also been admitted to Columbia with a full ride funded by the school (full tuition for two years, fees not covered). At the...711 hours 14 min ago
+1Low MGMAT Test Score 430, HelpHi, This is embarrassing but the best way to get better is to learn and persevere. I am targeting to sit my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> at the end of July or early August 2017...72 days 4 hours ago
+1Breaking into Wallstreet - eventually too muchHi, Some of you already shared their helpful insights in the BIWS-Courses. But has anyone actually really worked his way through the Materials from start to end? I am on the brink of purchasing BIWS-Premium Package, but am a little intimidated to be honest. It contains of 440 Videos and it...71 hour 31 min 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...74 days 1 hour ago
+1What do you think are the most valuable entry-level jobs in real estate (learn a lot, most exit opps)?Was curious what you guys think. Name companies too. Banking? Brokerage house? Lifeco? Some jobs in no particular order: -Debt -Investment sales -CMBS -Lending -Brokerage -REIB -<span class='keyword_link'><a...73 days 12 hours ago
+1What sports should I follow? I'm an international student and have no clue for american football or baseball / basketball. I'm currently interning at a middle-market PE firm and everything they talk about is sports, and I have no clue. What sports should I follow to fit in? Additionally, what show/media/news...712 hours 31 min ago
+1Nerves and excitement - Tips to help out a sophomore SA I have been reading WSO since senior year of high school when I knew that I wanted to go into finance. After working at a small PE shop last summer, I was really fortunate to receive an <span class='keyword_link'><a...71 day 2 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...71 day 17 hours ago
+1Macquarie Group PlacementI was wondering if anyone had any experience with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/macquarie-group-limited-abn" target="_blank">Macquarie</a></span> group placement and could give me some advice for summer. I know the...72 days 4 hours ago
+1Exclude a role I'm leaving early?Started my grad role about a month ago, in commercial credit at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I'm applying to an <span class='keyword_link'><a...61 day 3 hours ago
+1MSRE vs CFAI am currently a first year associate at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> CMBS shop in NYC working in securitization. I started off in the structured finance group at a Big 4...614 hours 9 min ago
+2RE roles based on my interests?I am trying to figure out my career path, I have some RE experience and really love the industry. I am most passionate about investment & development. I really dont want to sit at a desk all day or crunch numbers all day. I like the financial aspect to real estate but also the...63 days 11 hours ago
+1State Street - Finance Rotational - 70k Base 5k Signing Am I the only person shocked by how good this compensation is? Program is a six month rotational assignments across Treasury, Corporate Accounting, Business Unit Finance/Financial Planning & Analysis, Global Procurement and Corporate Advisory Services. Some of the top <span...67 hours 46 min ago
+1Based on your personal experience, who was the favorite on Wall Street during the 2016 election?During the 2016 election, who was the favorite on Wall Street? Did most Wall Street financiers you know support Donald Trump or Clinton? I know that a majority of Wall Street donations went to Clinton this year. I've heard that Wall Street typically leans Republican, but that many Wall...63 days 6 hours ago
+1Question about debt feesHi all, I've been working on my some of my modelling skills and I have a quick question regarding the payment/financing of debt fees. As a bit of background, I am currently working as an analyst in an investment sales team at a large consultancy. My role involves some modelling...61 day 14 hours ago
+1Interview Follow-Up HelpHi all, Had a first round for a year-long IB internship two Fridays ago (Feb 10th) at a EU IB. I was told I'd hear back a week later (ie last Friday the 17th) if I'd made it to second rounds. Still have not heard back, so I am wondering if I should wait further before following-up...61 day 10 hours ago
+1Accounting mini case study - Help for an ewokHi guys, I started a small online business 4 months ago, buying and reselling sportswear. I am 15 and have no specific financial/accounting background whatsoever. Things were easy to manage at first but are picking up rapidly, and I would really need some accounting tips on how to stay...61 day 14 hours 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...64 days 12 hours 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...54 days 6 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...55 days 3 hours ago
+1Is a numeric keypad a must-have for you?I'm making a work-space setup to plug my laptop into. ![Workspace][Workspace] <!-- Images --> [Workspace]: days 13 hours ago
+1The Ultimate Investment Banking QuestionWhich <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> is best? ...53 days 22 hours ago
+1Time to Workout during SA at BB?I was just curious if people who interned at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> within ibanking had time to go to the gym during their internship.Possibly during lunch? Also, do most BB...53 days 15 hours ago
+1Global Real Estate vs. Blackstone Private EquityHey Guys, I was wondering which one should I apply for, and what the major differences are. I am strongly interested in the acquisition and valuation side of real estate.523 hours 34 min ago
+1McCombs BHP vs McCombs Non-BHP (Undergrad)Title is self-explanatory. If someone does not get admitted into BHP, how much of a disadvantage is that for wanting to get lucrative job prospects OOS (IB, Big 4 consulting, Top-Tech companies, etc). Also, can any McComb's students(former and current) testify the quality of the...54 hours 45 min 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...53 days 23 hours 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,...33 days 11 hours 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...24 days 3 hours ago
+1How Do Investment Bankers View Management Consultants?Monkeys, I was networking with a VP (M&A( at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> yesterday and asked him his opinion of Management consultants. He mentioned that he thought of them...23 days 14 hours ago
+1Summer Internship comparison: Stan Chart TB vs Bloomberg sales&analytics?Hi, I am new to this forum. In short, i was aiming at S&T SA but all applications got rejected (some made into final round), now left with 2 offers from Standard Chartered transaction banking (likely to be assigned to the cash sales team), and bloomberg sales&analytics. I am really...13 days 2 hours ago
+1Return to Big 4 Consulting - Comp QuestionWould love to get some insight from people who were experience hires into Big 4 Consulting. I am currently in the interview process for a Senior Consultant level and was curious to see what aspects were open for negotiation (e.g. base comp, sign-on bonus, or anything else thats negotiable that I...06 days 7 hours ago
+1How can I make $5000 - in my situation?I've been struggling to get a job or start a business in my area and I am now at a less-than-favorable stage where I need around $5000. I am a student and do not have much capital. I feel trapped in a society that I do not want to be a part of and where most of my efforts appear...95 days 2 hours ago
+5Let's talk PE "culture"What type of PE firm are you at (middle market, etc.) and what type of person would thrive there? Curious to see how different the cultures really are across firms. I'll start. Lower middle market firm. We prefer engaging and enthusiastic over pure competence and thoughtfulness. ...391 day 12 hours ago
+1Millions or (nearly) bustHi Guys, my story will probably sound weird to you, but here it goes: I'm 43 with more than 15 years of investment advisory experience. Last year, when I was recently laid off of my brokerage job, a friend came to me. He was starting a company with another partner, and if I wanted to join....520 hours 32 min ago
0Wharton sophomore, level of acheivement for IB SA recruting?I want something incredible: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>/<span...41 day 8 hours ago
0How Would Immortality Change the Way We Live?Among the many interesting candidates in the 2016 election, there was someone really, really low on the totem pole who ran on the platform of immortality. Zoltan Istvan wants to "cure" death, as explained by this video by The Atlantic. [How Would Immortality Change the Way We...322 hours 10 min ago
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+2PLEASE HELP ME URGENTSorry for the title but i need help. I am currently applying for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> program abroad and I have a 3.3 at a non target. I am planning to send an email to the head of...225 hours 15 min ago
+4Taking drugs to study? Is it worth it?Many students in high pressure schools take drugs like Adderall to focus when studying and get higher grades. Ivy leagues are notorious for this practice, and I didn't realize how common it was until I met one person looking for Adderall. Is it worth it to take these drugs and does it...473 days 8 hours ago
+4Why the hell do people work in NYC/SF IBD?It makes absolutely no sense to me. I've heard a lot of people try to defend it, but it's simply indefensible. 100 hour weeks working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>...183 days 10 hours ago
+9The Whole Lyrics to HEY YA! =)One! Two! Three! Go! My baby don't mess around Because she loves me so And this I know fa sho (Uh!) But does she really wanna But can't stand to see me walk out the do' Don't try to fight the feeling 'Cause the thought alone Is killing me right now...824 hours 35 min ago
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