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+47To summers hitting the desk Monday...Being a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer analyst</a></span>/associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed....19
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+2430 year-old breaking inI am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...24
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+18INTRODUCING: 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...90
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+13BB Operations MD AMAHaven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: <em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA originally posted on 2/20/16 but the OP let me know he's still...92
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+12Special Sits PE Case Study ExampleEven though recruiting season is not necessarily around the corner, I thought I'd share the below with the community. If anyone has a case study/modelling test coming up, going through the below will prove beneficial and give you an idea what you should expect. You should be able to...20
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1 hour 52 min ago
+8PERE 50 2016-Real Estate Private Equity Rankings2016 real estate private equity rankings. (See attachment inside the post)4
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+7The Red Flags That Will Screw You At Goldman SachsSo apparently CNBC has compiled a list of all the words and phrases that could get flagged by Goldman's automated email surveillance system, and be transferred to someone in the compliance department for review. Apparently the list was created in 2008 and has been regularly updated since...13
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+6When does the rat race end?I just finished my sophomore year and will be heading into SA recruiting this upcoming fall. I am currently spending my summer at a boutique IB, and given the comparatively lax lifestyle I have now compared to next summer and potentially for the rest of my life, I wanted to do some soul...22
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+4WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="">Click here...21
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+4All the Evil of this World: A Monkey's Review[from Chapter 1]<em> “So why do you want to be a trader?” she asks. <em>“Because I’m good at math.” “Lots of people who are good at math don’t want to be traders.” “It’s fun.” She half-winks at me. <em>“How do you know? You haven’t done it...2
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+5New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to...12 months 4 weeks ago
+3Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 BillionMicrosoft has announced that it will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share, a 49.5% premium to LinkedIn's closing share price on Friday. [quote] Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under...45
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+3Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment...417 months 2 weeks ago
+5The 1 thing summer interns need to know<!--break-->Whether you have already started your internship this summer, or you are waiting to start, there is something you ABSOLUTELY need to know.<!--break--> <strong>If you are like many other summer <span class='keyword_link'><a...25
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+3AMA - top 10 MBA vs MSF vs MMSI hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at MBA, MSF or MMS in your early careers. Background: enrolled in a top 10 MBA program; nontarget undergrad with 3.5 GPA, experiences in first tier MSF (not MIT). less than 2 years of work in an <span class='keyword_link'><a...20
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+2Summer Interns, What has your workload been like?Summer Interns, I wanted to ask you directly what your workload is like. Specifically, elaborate on your hours and lifestyle. If you stay late, are you really staying late because you actually have work? Or are you simply staying late for the sake of staying late with the team. I'll...35
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+2I want to quit Goldman SachsI work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> London as a Technology Associate and previously worked at another <span...35
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+2Big 4 to PE - Data specialistFirst of all, the good news. I've found what makes me jump out of bed in the morning. Making a difference in the work I do, using data, coming up with cool ideas, proving them (or working on someone elses), being rewarded based on my own outputs and seeing others profit from my own work....1
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+2Financial Times 2016 MSF RankingThe Financial Times just released their 2016 MSF rankings. Look pretty good. Same qualifications as always though. Best if you are using them when comparing UK/European programs, but not really worth while for US programs. With that said, I am seeing more and more US programs added. MIT is...1
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+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...02 months 1 week ago
+2Don't know anyone at a networking event? My tip<!--break-->Going to a networking event by yourself can be <strong>awkward</strong> and <strong>intimidating</strong>, especially if you are going alone. As a natural introvert, this idea was even more overwhelming for me at first. As I attend more and more...01 day 7 hours ago
+1Best Newsletters to Start your dayHeadline pretty much explains it all..besides Bloomberg Business briefs, Wall Street Journal and Barron's, there isn't any others that I pick up in the morning before I go into work. What are everyone else's financial newsletters?39
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+1Have offers from a hedge fund and IB. Need help.Hey all. So as the title suggests, I have cold emailed my way to success (thankful since I have a crappy GPA and was surprised I got anything). I have received two offers for <span class='keyword_link'><a...26
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0Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Banker: A Monkey's Review“I used to read the Leveraged Sellout religiously, before it…you know, died,” an old friend used to say wistfully. The infamous blog may be old news to some, but luckily LSO left us with a non-electronic memoir of his unique blend of sarcasm and humor: “Damn, It Feels Good To Be A...25
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+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...18
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+1Creating an entirely new US Stock Exchange I came across a story this morning and couldn’t help but to dig deeper and find out more about why someone would want to create an entirely new stock exchange. Here’s what I found out: A startup, spearheaded by Eric Ries, a San Francisco entrepreneur and author of <em>The Lean...18
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+1Incoming Analyst - A New LifeHi All, Hope you all are enjoying the summer. To everyone starting FT, congrats! I'm a recent grad with no previous IB/Finance experience that got a FT offer for a Japanese IB in NYC. Does anyone have any tips or advice to share for someone who's completely clueless? What are...10
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+12 weeks into internship and i'm already sleep deprived struggling to keep my eyes open as i write this post. how embarrassing... i'm not even a ft analyst yet* *assuming i make it this far in life :-( So i decided to stay with my uncle outside the city (Bridgeport) and commute in... BAD IDEA, have to wake up at ~530am each day to get to...10
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+1Pitchbook Nazi: Proper Hyphen Use...So, I'm kind of insane. I just started working for this boutique and a lot of our reports/pitchbooks are generated from built-in macros that access our models and auto-generate base books, which we then customize for the particular engagement. The template is, in my opinion, filled with...10
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+2PE/IBD Analyst Skillset: How much of an overlap? Are the PE and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">IBD</a></span> analyst skillset identical? Will a good IBD analyst necessarily be a good PE analyst?...7
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+1I got a real job. Where's the version of WSO for young professionals? I feel since I have graduated college and now have a big boy job, I'm a little "overqualified" for WSO. I'd like to cover more pressing issues that I can give my uninformed opinion on. Like trying to help that one dude's wife make MD. Sadly some of the advice I...2
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+1Boutique Internship in CTHi, if anyone near fairfield county CT is looking for a boutique IB internship please PM me. Position recently opened up and the MDs are looking for a replacement asap. Position would be paid with stipend prorated based on how many deals close over the summer.1
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+1Summer internship perks in LondonHi guys, I will soon begin my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">summer internship</a></span> in the London office of a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+1Introducing myself - ex-bankerHi guys, I joined a major <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">investment bank</a></span> straight after graduating with a maths degree. I'd interned in the same team and...05 days 11 hours ago
+1PSA Clothing SalesAs a poor student I'm starting to find out how difficult it is to get a decent looking dress wardrobe without breaking the bank. Today came across some decent sales and thought I'd let you all know incase there are others in the same situation... Brooks Brothers outlet is having a 2...01 day 17 hours ago
+1Boutique fall internships in Toronto?Was wondering if anyone knew any boutiques in Toronto that take on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">interns</a></span> during the fall? Thanks. 02 hours 35 min ago
+12016 Election: Clinton v. TrumpAlright WSO, wanted to start this debate (admittedly early), but since we have the nominations mathematically locked up, I figured it was a good time. full disclosure, I don't like either candidate. I'm a fiscal conservative and am socially liberal (small government, legalize...44
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+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...372 months 3 weeks ago
+1I am screwed right? I feel terrible right now. What should I do now. Failed Quantitative trader in the makingHey guys, I am new here and I just been devastated in the situation I am now. Ever since freshmen in High school I wanted to build a career on quantitative finance. Specifically quantitative roles in Trading. So I studied hard and got good grades. I decided that I want to build a portfolio...30
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+4How to View The World... or Which Way is the Right Way to ThinkBefore I begin, I want to acknowledge that I am more than certain I scare a number of people on this board. When I chime in on a serious topic, I swear I scare people. I scare a lot of people here from those who don't know how to respond to someone like me for whatever reason to those who...17
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+2Now everyone thinks im a degenerateIt was a normal day. I was recieving orders in my office when i got up to get some cofee. I was thinking about the soccer game last night when i felt the floor moving. For some unknwon reason the floor was very slippery and im very clumsy. However, (this is the disgracing part) i landed in the...14
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+1Millenials don't want to do finance anymore?So I went to an MBA info session for a top 10 business school the other day, and I was the only person in room of 20+ people that wanted to do anything remotely related to finance. Not only that, but after mentioning I wanted to go into investing, I got dismissive remarks from several other...91
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0The Implications of BrexitIn a week from now, representative democracy will come to a peak when British men and women decide whether or not to remain in the EU. Possible outcomes of a LEAVE: 1) Re-location of the financial hub from London to Frankfurt/Paris for the secure connection with the rest of the EU ->...13
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+2Power of OnenessHere is how I found a pure mind, body, and soul synced to the power of oneness. Many of the sites I saw told me that it was important to clean my colon because of the toxins that fester in the lower GI. It all made sense to me. As we all know, or should know, the colon’s main function is...10
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0Will this be regarded well as a sophomore internship???!I'm a rising junior attending target (Cornell) w/ a 3.66 cumulative gpa. I know this is sort of low, but it is what it is and I can't really do much about it. It'll be the GPA junior SA recruiters see as well, since recruiting has been moved up to the fall and I won't get my...3
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0Insurance Fraudulent Claims Investigators at Accidental Benefits/Motor Vehicle Crash Claims InvestigationsAccidental claim fraud is one of the most popular insurance frauds that have been dramatically increasing day by day. Unfortunately, there are millions of insured who wants to take benefits through fraudulent activities. They can narrate the whole incident which apparently looks very real and on...06 days 19 hours ago
0Contestable Death Claims Investigations of Insurance Fraudulent Claims InvestigatorsClaim investigators’ vast experience allows investigating contestable death claim minutely. Most policies describe that a claim of death is contestable from two to five years after the policy is in force. In many of the life insurance policies, if suicide is committed within a two year period...05 days 19 hours ago
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+22016 NBA FINALSAs my name suggest, I am a big Kyrie fan. And seeing how he and Lebron (read: GOAT) put the team on their backs for game 5, wanted to get a consensus on their chances for game 7...160
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0Is this a red flag at this company? For a first round strategy consulting at one of the big 4, my interview got moved three days later the night before. Then when the interview came, my interviewer was late, yawned during the interview, then started texting in the middle of the case study. Furthermore, this guy was a director and...28
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0Introducing an ASU Senior looking for help to build his "Happily ever after" haha :P Hey there ladies and gentlemen of WSO. I am Batman :P. Not a troll. I promise. I'm just scared to reveal my true identity for now since the questions I'm gonna be asking will literally make you face Palm and shake your head and wonder how am I a college senior. Anyways,...04 days 53 min ago
0What is the optimal laptop for someone who works in finance?Hi! I'm thinking of purchasing a new laptop because my new job requires me to have a proper one. What is the most common laptop used by those on Wall Street? I might be over thinking here, but I think it says something about a person, what kind of a computer he has. What would be the...23
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0Disputes and fights in the office I was just curious and wanted to ask you; How do you solve your problems when they get really hot? Lets say a coworker has been mocking your reduction the entire day or someone just bragging how good in bed your wife is. There are very peculiar personalities in my firm, for example: Phillips...02 days 18 hours ago
+1Why do people in finance complain about the long hours?Why do people in finance complain about the long hours? Like in Investment Banking, don't they get paid for the overtime? Working more = more money, right?19
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