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+193Acing the investment banking analyst interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 9/27/13</em> Been a while since I posted so I thought I’d write in especially since we’re in the midst of interview season for <span class='keyword_link'><a...835 days 16 hours ago
+14415 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...1455 days 5 hours ago
+78How to make VP in Private Equity<em>Mod Note (Andy): This was originally posted 7/15/13. See his most recent post updating on his status (posted 5/26/15) <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/life-after-pe-the-other-road">here.</a> </em> A few weeks ago, I shut down my ThinkPad...811 month 2 weeks ago
+72From Homeless to Front OfficeAbout a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no FT offer (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20-company-interviews-laterno-ft-offer-looking-for-advice">20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice</a>). I wish I could...1391 week 2 days ago
+70Thoughts From a Former Navy SEAL<em>Mod note (Andy): This comment by @"M. Blank" is a response to this thread: <a href=http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/is-pe-the-best-job-in-the-world>Is PE the Best Job in the World?</a> and deserves to go on the homepage for those who didn't see...739 months 3 weeks ago
+67Suck it up: 8 Steps to Getting through 100+ Hour Weeks as an IB Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/6/13. This comment was a response to the @ContemplatingBanker"'s post on <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-deal-with-the-hours">"How to Deal with the...561 week 2 days ago
+67My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessMod Note (Andy): Make sure to see Northsider's response to this post in the comments or by clicking <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/response-to-my-private-equity-recruiting-process">here</a> I am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three PE offers...5410 months 6 days ago
+63What investment banking is in simple words and my story <em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 4/9/13</em> There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major: <ol> <li>Commercial Banking </li> <li><span class='keyword_link'><a...1361 week 1 day ago
+62You don't know anything— 5 things to do about it<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015. This one was originally posted 11/25/2015.</em> Throughout my career I was constantly reminded of how little I knew. When I interviewed for the job at <span...373 days 19 hours ago
+64Coffee Is For Closers <em>Mod Note (Andy): this post originally went up on 10/21/13.</em> You think I’m f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects, which is arguably filled with...1192 weeks 5 days ago
+62Life 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...1028 months 2 weeks ago
+56David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge Bracket<em>Mod Note (Andy) - #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/11/13 and is great information for those thinking about which types of banks to apply to for FT and SA positions.</em> Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their <span...693 months 2 weeks ago
+55Keep In Touch! Networking Template<em>Mod note (Andy): throwback Thursday, this originally went up on 8/22/12.</em> As much as it may be stated on this site, networking is one of the key factors in the success of most young professionals in finance. Whether it is gaining valuable advice, or getting a leg up in...703 months 1 week ago
+54F*&King AnalystsSo, apparently I haven't been on this site in while, and it'd be a shame to make a return to just complain, but I've emptied the beers from the minibar and it's still way too early to sleep, my body now evading anything approaching a circadian rhythm. Instead of sleeping,...1241 month 6 days ago
+49Life at a Top Asset Manager<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/24/13.</em> So I've seen a few posts lately asking about mutual funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a...1782 months 6 days ago
+51Own Your Time: or What I learned from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 11/24/14 and ranks #7 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...357 months 3 weeks ago
+47Advice From a Seasoned Equity Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 8/9/13.</em> So, I used this website years ago when I was getting into <span class='keyword_link'><a...1064 days 18 hours ago
+45Week 3 of IBD Internship: The Pitch<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this post originally went up on 7/21/13 The very talented author of this post is also the author of our updated <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-finance-internship-guide-just-released">Finance...762 years 1 month ago
+44What You Should've Done by 21: a Controversial Guide to a Realistic Outlook<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 7/11/12.</em> I promised a few people some long overdue wisdom, but haven't had the motivation lately to actually write something up. But after reading <a...12110 months 2 weeks ago
+45Advice from an ex-IB MD - DON'T make these mistakes<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em> Someone asked me last week...233 weeks 3 days ago
+45Learn from My Mistakes<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/19/13</em> I'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...857 months 3 weeks ago
+44Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework.When I joined the industry, fresh analysts like myself would flit through the morning newspaper like a drowning man who clutches one spar after another for support. Our attempts to stay abreast were as haphazard as that man’s attempts to stay afloat. On page 1, we would read an article...403 weeks 5 days ago
+40My not-so-secrets to success<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 3/2/12.</em> In the past few months, I've been approached on a few occasions by college-aged folks asking the typical question: how to succeed on the street from a less-than-stellar undergrad background....889 months 2 weeks ago
+41Silly Shit Interns Do<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - This was a originally posted in June 2012</em> So the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> are out in...1472 months 1 week ago
+40Life 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...391 month 1 week ago
+40Advice from an ex-IB MD - The Importance Of Failure<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #9 and was originally posted 11/22/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a...181 month 1 day ago
+45We 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> The following e-mail has been going...1181 day 17 hours ago
+39Hedge Fund: The Investment Life CycleMod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 4/23/12. Hey guys, so after some encouragement from a few of you guys I'm gonna go ahead and start a bit of a series of posts on my experience in the <strong><span class='keyword_link'><a...632 months 3 days ago
+38Random musings that sound like venting<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #8 and was originally posted 8/23/2015.</em> There's really no point to this post. TLDR: Sometimes it's just a job with a boss that does boss things. <h3>1) Young PMs...225 months 1 week ago
+38How do you CRUSH your interviews? <em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #10 and was originally posted 10/4/2015.</em> In 2007 I made my hardest career transition. After leaving <span class='keyword_link'><a...332 months 4 days ago
+36Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the Desk<em>Mod Note (Andy), Throwback Thursday, this was originally posted on 7/2/13. The very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-finance-internship-guide-just-released">Finance...815 months 1 week ago
+41HEY you OCR little f*cksshit on me all you want because idgaf!!!! all your fate is mine, you little f*ckers i volunteered to do ocr because i thought it'd be a nice break but F*CK i'd rather be hunched over my desk than be dealing with these borderline terrifying besuited assailants. first of all, GOD...1061 month 5 days ago
+34Advice 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-hedge-fund-investment-pitch-3pm-et-13116">Hedge Fund Investment Pitch</a> I've received a lot of emails from members asking...3510 hours 1 min ago
+33Just So You Guys Know...<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in August 2007 and it's scary how accurate @bondarb" was in predicting what was to come next:</em> [quote=bondarb]<p>...it is very possible that a big name like Bear or Lehman could flat go...1266 months 4 weeks ago
+35From non-target to BB CEO: My story<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 11/25/13. Check out @DickFuld"'s current AMA <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-dickfuld-november-2015">here</a>. To see all of our top content from the past, click...2531 month 1 week ago
+33The All-Nighter Experiment: What Worked and What Didn't<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #11 and was originally posted 11/4/2015.</em> [quote]<p>I need this done for tomorrow morning, but don’t spend too much time on it. <strong>I don’t want you to be here all...521 week 6 days 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...424 days 17 hours ago
+32OCR: The Saga Continues (Alternate Title: I Now Have Cancer of the Nose)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #12 and was originally posted 10/4/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note (Andy): See his original post here: "<a...543 months 3 weeks ago
+32Just Got Into a Target, AMAI made it 5 minutes before they closed and I bought a gallon of skim milk.171 month 2 weeks ago
+28My guide on how to get a hedge fund job out of undergrad<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #17 and was originally posted 2/15/2015.</em> The topic of getting hired at a hedge fund directly out of undergraduate compels many students. The response to the question: “Is it possible to...813 weeks 5 days ago
+28SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH): An Extensive Review<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #13 and was originally posted 2/22/2015.</em> I’m a long time reader and first time poster. I’ve seen a lot on the forum regarding <span class='keyword_link'><a...482 months 2 weeks ago
+27Why YOU Aren't Getting Offers<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/16/11.</em> I have been meaning to post something regarding this topic for some time, even though it has been covered to the point of exhaustion. My final breaking point was about 2 weeks ago, when I...893 months 3 weeks ago
+29Filtering resumes - what I looked for when screening 200+ resumes<em>Mod Note (Andy): This was originally posted 12/30/14 and is a great read for those getting prepared for Summer Analyst recruiting</em> We're preparing for our OCR interview day for <strong>summer interns</strong> from one of our target schools and our team...866 months 1 week ago
+28Why You're So Easy to Replace<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> <strong><em>"The meek shall inherit...581 month 3 weeks ago
+27How finance saved and gave me a life<em>Mod note (Andy): ThrowbackThursday, this was originally posted on 5/18/12</em> A week or two ago there was an article written about how your weight might inversely effect you during the hiring process. During the conversation I dropped some personal information about me losing...565 months 3 weeks 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...805 days 6 hours ago
+182016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline MegathreadIt's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and WSO search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time! We are all looking for information on timelines and deadlines for every bank...8172 months 3 weeks ago
+26Wanna Jump Straight to the Buy Side?<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/17/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> Most of my friends are going into...941 month 1 week ago
+202016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 SA <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>...55211 min 36 sec ago
+25How to Treat the New Blood: 3 Rules to Follow<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/7/13 </em> Now, most of the posters on WSO aren’t managing anyone yet or even have anyone below them on the totem pole for at least a few years, but those that will (or have) may benefit from this...217 months 2 weeks ago
+24How I got into Banking<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in 2006. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> So I'm new here and spent a good deal...1072 months 4 days ago
+28New To Formal Fashion? Start Here. PT1<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #14 and was originally posted 6/14/2015.</em> I spend a bit of time in this part of the forum and consistently and constantly find repeated questions from individuals coming out of college and...645 months 1 week ago
+243 Myths About Excellence That I Used to Believe<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #18 and was originally posted 7/8/2015.</em> This week, I want to share with you one of the sources that inspired my quest to deconstruct excellence. It was a fascinating (but very long)...466 months 2 days ago
+24How I Fought My Way Back (Vol. Bruce Wayne in TDKR)<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/9/13.</em> Hi there, fellow monkeys. Hope all is well. I've been lurking here for a few years and didn't really get to posting until just recently. After some PMs regarding my...388 months 1 week ago
+23UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this is the 2011 Finance-forum post of the year (from Jan 28, 2011). Thanks @Marcus_Halberstram" for a great post!</em> Since it is recruiting season, Im posting a multi-part series on how the whole process works to help the...1304 months 3 weeks ago
+24The Great Strategic Game of Life (1/2)<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/7/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> Discussions that center upon issues such...221 month 3 weeks ago
+22UG PE Analyst - 2.9 GPA, no internship, non-target<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #25 and was originally posted 9/20/2015.</em> <h3>From Non-Target Undergrad Straight to PE</h3> I've had some downtime the last few weeks...402 months 5 days ago
+22Eight Habits of Top Bucket IBD Summers<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #20 and was originally posted 6/28/2015.</em> When I was starting out in finance a while back, WSO was an amazing resource and really helped me so I thought I'd give back. This is my...206 months 5 days ago
+22Advice From an Advisor to Senior Wall Streeters<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #22 and was originally posted 9/20/2015.</em> I'm so impressed by the thoughtfulness of the WSO community and I wanted to start contributing ideas that I think will be of great value to...131 month 3 days ago
+28The Work Always Gets Done<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #16 and was originally posted 6/6/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to read the comment below from @xqtrack" in response to the OP (36 silver bananas): [quote]This is the...943 weeks 3 days ago
+22Lateraling Guide<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #28 and was originally posted 6/21/2015.</em> I recently lateraled from a “no-name” boutique to a top MM and wanted to share some of the knowledge that I...534 months 3 weeks ago
+21Investment Banking 2014: 6 Things To Know For MBAs<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this post originally went up on 9/22/14.</em> <em>This comment was originally posted in <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-decline-of-mba-ocr#comment-1180319">The decline of MBA...268 months 3 hours ago
+20The 24 Interview Lessons I Learned on the Way to Getting My First Full Time JobHello all, I was suddenly grabbed by an idea to write down the lessons I learned from the ten interviews across seven different positions and 6 different companies I attended in the past 2.5 months on the road to my first job out of university. I started brainstorming in rough chronological...201 month 3 weeks ago
+19What It Really Means to Be "Alpha"<em>Mod note (Andy): throwback Thursday, this originally went up September 2012</em> I'm fairly new here, and deciding what to write about in a blog entry might seem easy enough, but I'd rather people enjoy what I read than just read it and forget it. So I spent some...30811 months 3 weeks 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...1082 weeks 14 hours ago
+20Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #27 and was originally posted 7/21/2015.</em> <center><h3>The Truth About The Back Office</h3></center> Hey guys, so I know there are a...551 month 4 days ago
+19Oil and Gas Overview<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #29 and was originally posted 1/10/2015.</em> Hopefully this post will generate some debate with regards to profiting from the recent drop in oil prices. As we have...411 month 2 days ago
+19Random Musings on the HF Interview Process<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #26 and was originally posted 8/23/2015.</em> This is far from a definitive guide but should give you a high level overview on how to think about the process....105 months 17 hours ago
+18How to negotiate for more money during the interview process<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/22/12</em> So, this question keeps coming up, "if I negotiate with a prospective employer, will I piss them off or ruin my chances?"  I wanted to share the perspective of the person hiring...763 months 2 weeks ago
+19The Truth About Networking<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/24/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> From observing the general population...643 weeks 3 days ago
+18Week 4 of IBD Internship: Initiation<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this was originally posted 10/17/13</em> <em>The very talented author of this post is also the author of our updated <strong><a...374 months 1 week ago
+22Why YOU Aren't Converting Your Interview - DCF Example (No Math)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #23 and was originally posted 8/28/2015.</em> <EM>Inspired by the <a...361 month 4 days ago
+18Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #32 and was originally posted 1/25/2015.</em> Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst,...301 month 1 day ago
+18Demystifying GSO Capital (Blackstone)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #33 and was originally posted 6/9/2015.</em> I’ve been searching info about these guys for a while now. There are few threads on WSO with some insight, but...197 months 2 weeks ago
+18DCF Myth 1: If you have a D(discount rate) and a CF (cash flow), you have a DCF!<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #35 and was originally posted 2/24/2015.</em> Earlier this year, I started my series on discounted cash flow valuations (<span...181 month 6 days ago
+25My Dating Philosophy<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #24 and was originally posted 3/21/2015.</em> I figured I'd make this post mostly because it's a topic I enjoy water cooler or barroom talk about, and...1123 weeks 2 days ago
+19REVEALED! Wall Street CEO Facebook Convo<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 10/9/12.</em> <b>WSO EXCLUSIVE:</b> Titans of Wall Street caught in candid conversation on Facebook! Read on below and after the break: <img...539 months 3 weeks ago
+17From State School to IBD to MM PE: AMAWSO, I joined this site during my junior year of college, and it has proved to be a great resource time and again. There is a wealth of information on this site ranging from first year analysts to industry veterans, which provides a robust and diversified view of many areas in finance. The...454 weeks 1 day ago
+15MSF Question and Answer<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015. This one was originally posted 6/30/2015.</em> I get a ton of emails and answer a ton of posts asking similar questions so I thought I would answer the most common ones I get here...2353 weeks 6 days ago
+24Breaking into Banking is NOT Like Applying to College<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/14/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> I have seen a ton threads like...1182 years 11 months ago
+16AMA: Big Four Valuation Associate - Deciding Whether This Job Is Right For You<em>Mod Note (Andy) - we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 12/5/2015.</em> As a long time reader of WSO, I want to take the opportunity to contribute to the forum. Since I started work in a big four valuation group, I have seen many...573 weeks 4 days ago
+15Ask an ex-IB MD anything.........<em>Mod Note (Andy): Don't miss his webinar coming up this Sunday! "<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-hedge-fund-investment-pitch-3pm-et-11016">Hedge Fund Investment Pitch</a>" You can ask me anything. I know there are probably a...1572 days 11 hours ago
+18Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #39. This one was originally posted 9/20/2015. <em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a...392 months 1 week ago
+17In This Business, You Need A Hobby—I’m A DJ<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #30 and was originally posted 9/6/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market...394 months 4 weeks ago
+16Want to Boost Your Career? Be a Leader - Not a Boss <em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this originally went up 8/21/13. If you haven't read Nefarious' other posts make sure to check them out, he did a good series of 3-4 posts around this time (see on his tracker page by clicking his username) </em> Keeping with the...352 months 3 weeks ago
+16Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview <em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #31 and was originally posted 6/28/2015.</em> <h3>Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview</h3> I think the most useful threads I’ve...353 months 3 weeks ago
+16Advice from an ex-IB MD: Who succeeds on Wall Street <em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #37 and was originally posted 10/14/2015.</em> <em>Mod Note #2: Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a...271 month 4 weeks ago
+16Another take on OCR recruiting (the ones that did everything right)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #34 and was originally posted 10/8/2015.</em> I wrote this because while <a...183 months 2 weeks ago
+16The Power of Habit<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #50. This one was originally posted 6/20/2015</em>. Written by Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg, 2012 New York Times bestseller <em>The Power of...137 months 1 week ago
+16Qualities of a Great InvestorMod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #44. This one was originally posted 10/19/2015. If you've seen some of my other posts you know that I'm not a stock picker, deal maker, or quant - I'm an...81 month 1 week ago
+16Helpful fashion cheat sheet See inside the post... <!--break--> <a href="http://imgur.com/nS5e8HZ .jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://imgur.com/nS5e8HZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo"></a>563 months 1 day 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...532 days 11 hours ago
+15Crips vs. Bloods...which is more prestigious?<em>Mod Note (Andy) - Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 2/28/12</em> Tried the search function, but couldn't find anything. I am a senior at a non-target. I wasn't able to get into banking. So I am considering alternatives to make some cash (high...1353 months 3 weeks ago
+15Quitting time - views on how to leave your job<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #48. This one was originally posted 3/8/2015</em>. I've been exchanging PMs with a fellow poster who didn't like his current role and had the good sense...341 month 2 weeks ago
+15From a Paper Mill to Call Centre to Back Office IT to Equity Research<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #47. This one was originally posted 3/20/2015</em>. I posted this in a reply to an earlier thread but thought it may be helpful as it's own topic. I have...2910 months 4 days ago
+15Three Things You Didn't Know About Becoming A Rock-Star Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 6/21/12.</em> At the beginning of my analyst program i had a fixed-notion of what it takes to become one of the top-ranked analysts in my class, pocket top-bucket bonus and move on to a prosperous future...253 years 3 months ago
+15My Story: From Trading Floor at UBS To Entrepreneur on Kickstarter<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #49. This one was originally posted 4/28/15.</em> “I wish I had this chance if I was your age again.” - said my MD when I resigned in April 2013. (He...181 month 1 week ago
+15SA Interview Prep Techniques<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #38 and was originally posted 11/29/2015.</em> <h3>4 Summer Analyst Interview Prep Tactics </h3> I recently completed SA recruiting and wanted to...151 month 1 week ago
+15Congratulations 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...1515 hours 14 min ago
+156 Tips To Boost Your Confidence And Nail Your Next Job Interview<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #42 and was originally posted 11/13/2015.</em> Confidence matters. Often it matters more than whether or not you’re actually qualified. Hewlett Packard...92 months 2 weeks ago
+14What banker careers really look like: real private data<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/22/12.</em> The most common arguments on WSO are about what it really takes to make it to Wall Street... and then what your options are if you get there. Working professionals come here to engage in witty banter...20811 months 3 weeks ago
+14Officially Out of the HF Business<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to see his comment below in response to @"Kenny_Powers_CFA"'s question</em> Might as well make it official and say I have left the <span class='keyword_link'><a...415 days 21 hours ago
+14Convert Your Summer Internship Into a Full-Time Offer<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 7/6/12.</em> As a former summer/fulltime investment banking analyst, I’ve seen a few waves of Ivy League migrant workers come through New York. <b>A few tips for success for the upcoming crop...2211 months 1 week ago
+147 Things I Learned While Running a Business<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #40 and was originally posted 7/31/2015.</em> Thought some of you may enjoy reading this. For the last 1-2 years, I've been running an editing service as a...225 months 4 weeks ago
+14Why I Enjoy Networking with Candidates<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #41 and was originally posted 7/29/2015.</em> I thought I'd write a networking post from a different perspective. We often see advice on WSO from people who...174 months 2 weeks 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> I got a PM asking how to prepare for...144 years 2 weeks ago
+24Banking vs. The Buy-side: 10.5 considerations<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #19 and was originally posted 11/21/2015.</em> In the forums I see a lot of questions and comments contrasting banking and the buy-side. It seems many of you are thinking about all the...132 months 1 week ago
+14Advice for an ex-IB MD: What to read if you want to go into finance<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #43. This one was originally posted 11/29/2015.</em> I often get asked by young students or recent graduates what books they should be reading to succeed. I was a...81 month 4 weeks ago
+152 steps to killing it in 2016!<strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2-steps-to-killing-it-in-2016-pt-2">See part 2 here</a></strong> What's the best way to kill it in 2016? Make some pathetically impotent new year's resolutions, or take stock of how you killed...71 month 5 days ago
+16My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: Prestige<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/1/12.</em> I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I’ve never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at <span class='keyword_link'><a...1065 months 1 week ago
+13M&A Interview Questions (Levels 1 through 4)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #46. This one was originally posted 8/16/2015</em>. <h3>M&A Interview Questions - Can You Answer All Four? </h3> I have a set of M&A...441 month 2 hours ago
+16Sorry, you weren't good enough<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #36 and was originally posted 10/16/2015.</em> I liked this <span class='keyword_link'><a...361 month 1 week 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...251 week 23 hours ago
+14Don't Be A CF<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #45. This one was originally posted 2/6/2015. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email...801 month 1 week ago
+1212 Hours Till Deadline: The All Nighter, Part 1<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 8/23/12. <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/12-hours-till-deadline-the-all-nighter-part-2">You can read part 2 here.</a></em> Since I’ve been writing for WSO, my most...454 months 1 week ago
+12Official Petition to Bring Back Brady4MVPWe, the monkeys of the Wall Street Oasis online community, hereby petition the resurrection of the user famously known as <b>Brady4MVP</b>. Currently said individual is operating under a moniker highlighting the distinction between mba's and muffins, and he is struggling. Having...4210 months 1 week ago
+14The Truth About Work-Life BalanceAnyone here have a good work-life balance? If so, congrats. You’ve found the holy grail. But you can close this post now, because it's not written for you. This post is for everyone still drowning in work. For everyone struggling to build a life outside of the office. For...391 month 3 weeks ago
+12Shifting Wish Lists and Fleeting Freedoms<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 12/20/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> As in years past, Christmas has found...383 years 1 month ago
+12Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!To complete the trifecta of old, new, and modern classic personal finance books, this is the third book review in a series of installments that will be coming from my recently launched personal blog, Deconstructing Excellence. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...3610 months 1 week ago
+12My Experience as a Market Risk Analyst<em>Post any questions you may have and I'll do my best to answer!</em> There doesn't seem to be much information on this website regarding this niche role so I'd like to just expand on this and hopefully future readers can gain insight on this function. I...351 month 4 weeks ago
+123 Tips for Non-TargetsWell I did it. I landed an offer to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...354 days 12 hours ago
+12Overview of Leveraged FinanceWe have not done an overview in quite some time and needed a post specific to Wall Street. This will elaborate a bit on our hedge fund posts and provide an overview for those that are interested in Investment Banking (You will work closely with Leverage Finance at some point in your career). As...349 months 1 week ago
+12WSO 10 Year Anniversary: THANK YOU (10% Off Site Wide for Month of July)As we approach our 10 Year anniversary, I'd like to thank the thousands of members that have made WSO an incredible resource to millions of readers. The last 10 years have been an amazing ride and I can't wait to tackle the next 10! As part of our celebration, we thought a 10% site...296 months 1 week ago
+12Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training Mod Note (Andy), <em>throwback thursday, this was originally posted on 6/25/13. The very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our updated <strong><a...269 months 2 weeks ago
+12Coming 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>, now NYC <span...201 day 3 hours ago
+14Leverage and successWhat drives success? Everyone who succeeds credits something different for their success. Some credit hard work. Others credit being in the right place at the right time. Some credit parents, friends, a boss, a wife, the list goes on. The problem with success is that it's hard to...178 months 3 weeks ago
+135 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Consulting<p>I worked as a management consultant for 4 years.</p> <p>I learned a bunch of stuff about business and strategy and operations.</p> <p>I also learned how to sound smart about something I knew nothing about, and how to use jargon to make simple things sound...112 months 5 days ago
+11'Wait.. What?' - Banking BrainteasersI will never forget my first banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-technical-interview-guide">brainteaser</a></span>. ‘So, how would you rate yourself out of 10 in comparison to your...1055 months 2 weeks 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...832 weeks 5 days ago
+11Gray Fox AMA<em>Mod Note (Andy) - we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 8/18/2015.</em> I've posted here for about five years, but with much less frequency the past year and a half. @xqtrack" @Kenny_Powers_CFA" @BlackHat" and...663 weeks 4 days ago
+11AMA: CS/Finance Major -> Software Engineer<em>Mod Note (Andy) - we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 6/27/2015.</em> Hey all, Recent graduate here trying to kill time before work starts. I've seen a number of recent posts about people in finance getting burnt out and...481 month 17 hours ago
+115 Ways to Not Suck at Networking<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/7/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> Kids ask how many bankers they need...403 weeks 16 hours ago
+11Why I Quit My Job (a.k.a. "Regrets of the Working")Earlier this year I quit my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> job after 4 years on the grind. I didn't quit to do an MBA or because I got a...332 months 1 week ago
+11Cost Estimators: The Bankers of the Construction IndustryRecently guys I have started a career in the construction industry as a project manager and cost estimator for a local company (boutique) and have seen the underlying similarities to the bankers of the financial world. It's also a career most finance and business guys haven't heard...266 months 1 day 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 4 days ago
+11Non-target to BB M&A - Thank you!I've been debating whether or not to post this but decided to go ahead with it as I know these sort of posts always spurred me during my darker days! Will just be sharing my story and path from how I went from a pretty poor state school to a non-target university and getting myself a...2210 months 1 week ago
+115 things I wish I had known when I was a business undergrad...I graduated from one of the top 10 undergraduate business schools in the US with a 3.85/4.0 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span>, an honors degree...224 weeks 1 day ago
+11The ‘Business Cycle’ frameworkThis post is a follow-up to <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/stop-reading-the-news-thoughtlessly-and-develop-a-macro-framework">one of my earlier posts, ‘Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework’</a> which had generated some interest...126 months 1 week ago
+11Value and Taxes: Breaking down the Pfizer- Allergan DealA week ago, I began my series of posts on the drug business, starting with <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/divergence-in-the-drug-businesses-pharmaceuticals-and-biotechnology">my perspective on how the business is changing</a> and then moving on to post on...12 months 6 days ago
+7Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted.com 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...39121 hours 53 min ago
+13In 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> Jason Nazar, a contributing writer for...562 years 3 weeks ago
+10Cold email advice from analyst A couple pieces of honest advice when writing cold emails. People may say I'm overly critical but I get 5 of these a day so I am looking for any reason not to respond... -Do not address an analyst or associate as "Mr. XXXX" . Literally my biggest pet peeve. I understand that...334 months 1 week ago
+10Exiting Big Four (Audit) after 5 years and entering FP&A - Ask me anything<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 7/19/2015.</em> Spent the past 5 years working for a B4 firm in the Assurance practice and am taking a FP&A Director role within industry in the...316 months 1 week ago
+13Be wary of greener grass; there are always tradeoffs...<em>Mod Note (Andy): This comment is from the post <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/comment/1294646#comment-1294646">Career decisions: walking away from FT M&A</a> and is so good (26 silver bananas and counting) that I had to put it as a standalone post on...284 months 4 weeks ago
+10The Great Escape - 5 tips for leaving the Back OfficeI like to compare my experience of the Back Office, with one of the final scenes in Lord of the Rings. Towards the end of the Return of the King, there is a moment where Frodo, the hairy footed rapscallion that he is, looks as though he is going to blow everything and keep the one ring for...245 months 1 day ago
+112015-2016 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>, S&T, A0, 150k...1244 hours 40 min 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....222 weeks 1 day ago
+10Learn How to Decode Body Language from an FBI GuruThis is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...1410 months 1 week ago
+10Reuters IBD Global Review 2015Sup monkeys, here is super detailed analysis of market share, fee share, broken down by division and by industry group and across regions. Should basically answer 90% of questions that get posted on this forum over and over again. (which group is best in x, rank xyz for me etc etc). And all...135 months 17 hours ago
+10Three things I’ve learned from three months in business school<h3>1. What “smart” looks like</h3> Once you get accepted into business school, it soon dawns on you that for the first time in a while, you’ll be sitting in class with some incredibly smart people. Of the thousands of people that applied to the program, these are the people...133 months 5 days ago
+10Non-Targeted Southern School with No Connections, 2016 Capital Markets AnalystSo I am from a very non-targeted Southern school. I grew up in a small South Carolina town and I am the first in my family to get a degree from an accredited school. I didn't come from much money (my family was in real estate and the recession really hurt us), so I had to pay for college....131 month 3 weeks ago
+10Thinking vs doingIt's not often that one sees a limo for sale, especially on someone's front lawn with a price tag of $2,500. The limo wasn't new, it was a late 1980s model, but it was still a limo. I used to drive past that limo weekly when I was in college. I was intrigued, I had the money to...1111 months 2 weeks ago
+11How to Increase Your EQ Score: Emotional Intelligence 2.0This is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...1110 months 3 weeks ago
+10Switching from Big 4 to Acquisitions: My StoryI've received a lot of PMs over the months about how I switched from Big 4 audit to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">REIT</a></span> acquisitions....113 weeks 6 days ago
+10The Three Most Common TechnicalsThere have been a lot of "moral support" threads lately (<A HREF="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/sorry-you-werent-good-enough">here</A>, <A...71 month 1 week ago
+10How To Win Friends And Influence People<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have.</em> I want to teach you how to...71 month 4 weeks ago
+9Hit Rock BottomLong time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE <span class='keyword_link'><a...742 months 12 hours ago
+9AMA First Year Wharton MBA<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 12/6/2015.</em> I hosted a WSO webinar (<a...623 weeks 6 days ago
+7Prestigious Pete<em>Mod note (Andy): throwback Thursday, this originally went up on 9/22/12.</em> I would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete. I am a jealousy amalgam, created from combining all the conceited, self-assured finance super douches into one man called...23411 months 1 week ago
+10The 48 Laws of Power<i>This is the next book summary from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/310180">here</a>, and if you find my...328 months 4 days ago
+10A success story built on failureThis is a story about how I went from non-target to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> through consistent failure, persistence, and the power of having great friends. I...3011 months 2 weeks ago
+10Notes from a Girl in Consulting (and Finance)I've had a great and interesting journey so far, and to be honest, I'm not sure what I want to do finally - we'll see how it goes. I'm impatient, not detail-oriented, fun loving, not serious - none of the characteristics generally valued in banking or consulting. Yet I...266 months 4 weeks ago
+9PERE 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...197 months 3 weeks ago
+10Response to "My Private Equity Recruiting Process" Mod Note (Andy): <em>This comment by @Northsider was posted in direct response to @Candor's post <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/my-private-equity-recruiting-process">"My Private Equity Recruiting Process"</a></em> Having been...1510 months 2 weeks ago
+9The Importance of Thinking Big<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have.</em> I am here to tell you that...101 month 3 weeks ago
+9Demystifying BAAM (Blackstone)As requested by @MBAGrad2015" in <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/demystifying-gso-capital-blackstone">my previous post (about GSO)</a> and several other users who pm-ed me about BAAM, I decided to start another "demystifying" thread - the...87 months 6 days ago
+9Discounted Cashflow Valuations (DCF): Academic Exercise, Sales Pitch or Investor Tool?In <a href="http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-dance-of-disrupted-observations.html">my last post</a>, I noted that I will be teaching <a href="http://people.stern.nyu.edu/adamodar/New_Home_Page/equity.html">my valuation class</a>,...711 months 3 weeks ago
+9Distressed Debt Investing (Real Estate)Using debt to invest in real estate has evolved over the last 30 years, and significantly changed after the subprime mortgage crisis, when more stringent regulations were introduced into the system. Looking back at different WSO Real Estate topics, there are a lot of posts regarding financing,...74 months 2 weeks ago
+9On Campus Recruitment and Networking: A guide<h3> Recruitment Season </h3> Since it is recruitment season, I thought I would write this post. For all those currently undergoing On Campus Recruitment, being a great network-<span class='keyword_link'><a...73 months 4 days 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> ...61 week 4 days ago
+8My 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...1028 months 4 days ago
+8Don't Ask An Investment Banker What They Do<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 9/27/12</em> When you’re meeting new people, even in casual social situations, the <b>topic of work is never far off</b>. Maybe this is a general commentary on The Texting Generation’s lacking...638 months 2 weeks ago
+9AMA - Non-ranked undergrad 'ORM' with a 660 GMAT who got into multiple top 20 programs<em>Mod Note (Andy) - we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 1/18/2015.</em> I hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to give back to the community who really helped me out more than I could ever ask for. Quick shout out to a few...614 weeks 1 day ago
+72015 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD/ADC!Hi everyone, Thought I'd start a thread for 2015 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...1544 months 4 weeks ago
+8Ask an Institutional LP anything.<em>Mod Note (Andy) - we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 1/3/2015.</em> Fire away with questions and I'll give my answers/opinions. I've done diligence on everything from early-stage VCs to megafunds. Feel free to PM if...4911 months 2 weeks 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...4310 hours 36 min ago
+8How you workIt's miserable weather outside and I'm spending all my weekends sitting at home, not wanting to go out. Eventually watching re-runs gets boring, so I thought I'd type up a thread instead on <strong>how I work</strong>. Someone posted a thread about this sort of...391 year 21 hours ago
+8Thanks WSO - Finally got an offer!Fellow monkeys! This post is long overdue but I recently received an offer from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (think <span...3311 months 3 weeks ago
+9Ask Me Anything: I went from a non-target to McKinsey, MIT Sloan and BCGHey guys, An undergraduate I am mentoring sent me a link to an AMA from this site from someone in business school. I was reminded that I was using this site 9 years ago in 2006. Back then I still hadn't accomplished much. Through focus. belief in myself and failing MANY times,...332 weeks 6 days ago
+135 ways a career on WS is not what it used to beIn the old days many people perceived joining Wall Street was a golden ticket. They figured if you put your head down and work hard your career can be whatever you want it to be. Some thought they would make their money and be done in their thirties or forties. Others imagined they would keep...312 months 2 weeks ago
+8The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleThis is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from my blog, Deconstructing Excellence. See my other book summaries on WSO <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/310180">here</a>. If you find my summaries to be useful, <a...2611 months 1 week ago
+85 Things a Dog Can Teach You About Trading<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in March 2011. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> That handsome guy to the left is my boy...252 years 8 months 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hG4X5iTK8M This scene was actually in...221 day 1 hour ago
+8Comp Season... things to rememberComp season has passed in my firm. I know it's ongoing at the big banks and happens at various times throughout the year for the big funds. A few observations based on my experiences and conversations with people who work in the industry. If you've been working for 5 years or less,...2112 months 23 hours ago
+9How I went from 10 rejections to one dream internship this year.The background story is here: <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/im-so-pathetic-i-cant-get-past-1st-round-interviews">I'm so pathetic--I can't get past 1st round Interviews</a> Finance: <span class='keyword_link'><a...208 months 1 week ago
+9Why Investors FailAlmost every investing study tells us that buying stocks at a low price to anything results in market beating performance. Even just buying a S&P <span class='keyword_link'><a...167 months 3 weeks ago
+8My Valuation Class: The Fall 2015 Model PreviewIt is almost September and as the academic clock resets for a new year, I get ready to teach a new valuation class. With three hundred registered students, it is about as diverse a class as any I have every taught, with a mix of full-time and part-time MBA students, law and engineering...144 months 3 weeks ago
+8Demystifying the CPA Exam and Designation There’s been a couple of threads that have popped up lately about the CPA exam and whether it would be worth it for the authors try and pass it in lieu of other things, or in their spare time. Some of the comments by other posters lead me to believe there’s a lot of misinformation or...111 year 4 hours ago
+8Is 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 months 2 weeks ago
+8Learning 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...68 months 6 days ago
+8Remembering Jimmy LeeJimmy Lee passed away this morning. For those of you who aren't familiar, he was a stalwart of the Street and embodied the character traits that all bankers should try to emulate. Decided to write this post because of the amount of sadistic pleasure in his death that I've seen in...67 months 1 week ago
+8Divergence in the Drug Businesses: Pharmaceuticals and BiotechnologyIn the last two weeks, I have started writing about <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/allergan-confirms-pfizer-approach-companies-in-talks/2015/10/29/8d715d18-7e44-11e5-bfb6-65300a5ff562_story.html">Pfizer’s courting of Allergan,</a> <a...32 months 3 weeks ago
+7Ask Me Anything: REPE Investment Professional<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 1/6/2015.</em> Hi Guys, I've noticed there's been a lot of unanswered questions about REPE on the forums lately. Given that WSO has...991 month 4 days ago
+7CFA Results - 2015Today is the big day we've been waiting for/dreading since early June, when we peeled out of the testing center parking lots, burned our books, and went off to get drunk with our long lost friends. Level I & II results will be released via email today after 9:00 A.M ET. Level III...855 months 3 weeks 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...481 week 1 day ago
+7AMA - IB Coverage / M&A From Non-Target School to Tier 1 Bulge Bracket and M&A Boutique<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 2/21/2015.</em> I had a good, but not great <span class='keyword_link'><a...4210 months 3 weeks ago
+8Goldman's New Policy for Investment Banking Analysts - 3 Reasons Why it Won't Stop the Bleeding to the Buyside<h3>The Current Promotion Cycle for Investment Banking Analysts </h3> So recently I got word that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman...412 months 2 weeks ago
+8The Economics of SexCame across an interesting video that talks about the history of sexual relationships from an economics point of view. Discuss. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cO1ifNaNABY" frameborder="0"...383 months 2 days ago
+7It Took 18 Hours to Pour San Francisco’s Biggest-Ever Concrete FoundationWhen I was in San Francisco for the ULI Fall Meeting I had the pleasure of attending a lecture on and a tour of Salesforce Tower, a joint project by Hines and Boston Properties that will be the tallest building west of Chicago upon completion. It was an incredible presentation and tour and the...331 month 3 weeks ago
+7Corporate Development Manager - Q&A<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 10/28/2015.</em> Reading through @Harvardgrad08"'s posts I think this type of contribution is extremely helpful in de-mystifying certain...331 month 6 days ago
+8My FT Recruiting ProcessI've been seeing a lot of posts about FT recruiting and networking, so I decided to share my FT recruiting experiences and offer some advice on the process. <h3>Background: </h3> Non-Target school SA at a MM firm Incoming 1st year at <span...328 months 2 weeks ago
+7UG Recruiting Part II: The first round interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this post went up in 2011 and it follows from <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ug-recruiting-part-i-how-a-resume-becomes-an-interview">Part I here.</a></em> Since many people have already have or...294 months 3 weeks ago
+7AMA: Asset Management BO to FO and everything in between<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015. This was originally posted 11/17/2015.</em> I mentioned a while back my transition from various <span class='keyword_link'><a...271 month 1 week ago
+7A Day In The Life of a SaaS Sales Development RepSo, I know this doesn't go in here, but I know the Other Road won't get any views on this or very many, and its not exactly Sales and Trading. I've been working in a sales development role at a hot startup in the SaaS sphere. We are innovating and disrupting in our field, and...262 months 5 days ago
+7McKinsey Who?Stumbled across this Forbes article from 1999 (link at bottom of post). When reading the first few paragraphs, you could easily think it was written yesterday (aside from the salary #'s). Makes the dotcom bubble of yore feel eerily familiar.... [quote]" <strong>7/26/1999...256 months 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...1640 min 20 sec ago
+7Things to read while pretending to work – Nov. 5, 2015It’s the end of the week, you’ve been grinding since Monday, and we both know that very little actual work is getting done today. After all, you wouldn’t be on WSO right now if you were in the middle of a fire drill. Instead of endlessly clicking through WSO / FaceBook / BarStool /...152 months 3 weeks ago
+77 Tips on Reneging So you were a summer intern at Company A and got a return offer for FT after you graduate. Congratulations! Except now that you’re half way through the fall semester you are starting to have doubts on whether you should have accepted that offer. Or maybe you were approached by a recruiter from...132 months 3 days 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...131 week 1 day ago
+7Helping Others GrowCompetition is generally thought of as a good thing but too much of a good thing isn’t good for too long. I was brought up in the kind of intense academic environment where competition gives way to rivalry, sabotage and one-upmanship. Many of you may be part of a similar environment right now....107 months 1 week ago
+8How I Limit Anxiety, Stress, and RegretA few weeks ago I wrote a post for WSO that received a lot of traffic and comments: <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/why-i-quit-my-job-aka-regrets-of-the-working">Why I Quit My Job (a.k.a. "Regrets of the Working")</a>. I talked about how the...97 months 2 weeks ago
+7Advice from an ex-IB MD - on how to make VP<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em> <em>See my other recent...94 months 1 week ago
+7Staying 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...91 week 5 days ago
+7Advice from an ex-IB MD: Eight tricks to ace your 1st round interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em> Good news - you passed the 1st...62 months 3 weeks ago
+8The HF Pitch: condensing HF case/pitch into key pointsWSO'ers, wanted to take some time out to help prospective <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>/<span...62 months 3 weeks ago
+7The Best IBD SA OCR, Interviews and FT Offer Conversion Posts on WSOThanks to my content intern @Lucas_m" for another great compilation post. This one covers on campus recruiting, interviews, and converting SA <span class='keyword_link'><a...63 months 3 weeks ago
+62nd Year Kellogg Student - Ask me AnythingSecond Year student here. Successfully made the transition from Finance to Consulting. Love the culture here. Chicago is cold as balls. Saw how recruiting worked out for people- internship and then full-time wise, so I finally feel that I'm in a position to give my overall opinion here....671 month 1 week ago
+6"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...608 months 1 week ago
+6"If You Have Savings In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong"Slightly Buzzed rant: Let's feed into the retirement crisis the country is currently experiencing with this trash. Most of this I feel like is propaganda for people with liberal arts degrees that are baristas at Starbucks. Average 401k balance is $25k... across the entire spectrum, I am...604 months 1 day ago
+6AMA: HY/Distressed Analyst at NYC based Mid-Sized Credit Hedge FundHey all, long time lurker first time poster. Just wanted to share my background and answer questions for those interested. Background: 7 years of investment research experience prior to b-school, mostly in equities (some credit) with half of that on the buyside at a hedge fund; sectors...599 months 1 week ago
+6The Allure of Africa: Why I am Passionate about Opportunities on the ContinentWhen I graduated from college in 2007, I moved to Beijing hoping to find exciting opportunities within emerging markets. In my off-hand discussions with American expatriates, family friends, and my own observations, I got the feeling I had arrived in China 20 years too late. The major cities...439 months 2 weeks ago
+6AMA 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...397 months 4 weeks ago
+8How Finance is like Professional SportsIf you look at elite athletes of virtually any sport, they almost always share one thing in common: they started playing the sport at a fairly young age. Sure, there are exceptions, but very rarely do you see a world-class athlete who picked up the sport after high school. Now, what does...373 months 2 weeks ago
+8Greece: A History of Financial DisasterDionysius the Elder, a ruler in ancient Greece, ran up massive debts to pay for his multiple military campaigns. His solution? Change every drachma into two drachmas. Pulling money from nowhere to cover massive debts has seemed to be a monetary policy throughout Greek’s history. First, let...306 months 6 days ago
+6AMA - Non-Target >> Valuation >> MM IB<em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA but the OP let me know he's still able to answer questions today, get your questions in!</em> Attempting to share my knowledge and experience lateraling from valuation to IB in an effort to give back to the WSO community. The...282 months 3 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
+6Shadow Insurance 101: The downfall of the insurance industry?I work in the insurance sector, primarily dealing with derivatives and collateral needs for institutions. I haven't seen much on this site about the insurance sector in particular...though there has been some talk about <span class='keyword_link'><a...176 months 1 week ago
+6Wall Street Prep's $10 Financial Modeling Courses until July 29th at Udemy.comHey guys, Udemy.com is offering <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Wall Street Prep</a></span>'s <span class='keyword_link'><a...171 month 2 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...171 week 6 days ago
+6Advice from an ex-IB MD - why aren't you getting those interviews ?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em> <em>My last post <a...163 months 1 week 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/firmex-virtual-data-room">data room</a></span> sales rep with an extensive background in cold contacting...162 days 10 hours ago
+6AMA: Ex-BB analyst across US and Asia in Oil&Gas/PowerHi there, I was previously employed by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> for 2 years. I was in the US for a year before moving to Hong Kong for my second...151 month 2 weeks ago
+6Guide to building a successful career at ONE company: Internal NetworkingI just came out of a networking experienced hire event at my company and thought it would be good to share some thoughts on internal networking (specifically for Corporate Finance, but industry in general). I haven't seen anything on this site about this and I guess it makes sense, being...1411 months 4 weeks ago
+6Cover Letter + Resume Advice<em>Mod Note (Andy): the link for the free WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> resume template is <a...143 months 3 weeks ago
+8How to Awaken the Giant Within<strong>I’m a sucker for self-improvement.</strong> I’ve probably read 50 books on the subject. <strong>I read them because I genuinely believe that we can change,</strong> that nothing is fixed, and that there are many ways for us to achieve greatness and fulfill our...94 days 18 hours ago
+6Random Musing on Mr. MarketAgain take everything I say with a grain of salt... <h3>1) Are we happy yet value investors? </h3> A while ago, I was once asked if I was happy. It was a weird question since I'm generally a happy person but this investor thought I wasn't expressing an appropriate...85 months 1 week ago
+6But why aren't there activists?A recurring theme to many of my posts on small caps is the reader question "Why aren't activist investors involved?" For a lot of small undervalued situations the solution to undervaluation looks simple on paper. An activist investor buys shares, they distribute or sell assets...710 months 1 week ago
+6Billion-dollar Tech Babies: A Blessing of Unicorns or a Parcel of Hogs?A unicorn is a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn">magical beast</a>, a horse-like, horned creature that is so rare, that even in mythology, you almost never run into a blessing of unicorns (which, I have learned is what a group of unicorns is called). It was...77 months 3 weeks ago
+63 Reasons Canadians Aren’t Seeing Lower Pump PricesCanada is one of the top oil producing nations in the world, producing around 4.3 million barrels per day according the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). You might assume that with crude oil prices testing their August lows that Canadians are seeing extremely low pump prices for...71 month 4 weeks ago
+6Cold Calling Best Practices I’ve never been one to take the usual routes to success. The normal application process has never been my thing. Therefore, I tend to go about gaining positions and opportunities by just talking to some strangers. Or, as many call it, Cold Calling. Now, much like the yawn-and-stretch move,...65 months 2 weeks ago
+62 steps to killing it in 2016 (Pt 2)Hopefully you had a chance to do part one of this exercise that <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2-steps-to-killing-it-in-2016"> you can find here. </a></span> There you reviewed 2015, in particular focusing...63 weeks 2 days ago
+6Groundhog day in Greece, Hijinks in Brazil and Market Chaos in China: Pictures of Global Risk - Part I<div class='post-header'> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content' id='post-body-7072515807443754721' itemprop='description articleBody'> <div dir="ltr"...35 months 3 weeks ago
+6Dealing with Low Interest rates: Investing and Corporate Finance LessonsA few months ago, I tagged along with my wife and daughter as they went on a tour of the Federal Reserve Building in downtown New York. While the highlight of the tour is that you get to see large stacks of US dollars in the basement of the building, I considered making myself persona non grata...210 months 1 day 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...11 week 6 days ago
+3What's the hardest interview question you were ever asked?<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 6/4/12.<em> <em><strong>Andy note:</strong> some of the quotes below were published on CNBC / Yahoo awhile back: <a...2987 months 3 weeks ago
+5AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-me-anything-project-leaderengagement-managercase-team-leader-at-mbb">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>)...751 day 58 min ago
+5What finance movie would you make?With the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3eyyzfv" target="_blank">Big Short</a></span> coming out next month, if you were a producer, what finance-related movie would you make? It could be a biopic, documentary, drama...692 months 3 weeks ago
+5TMT Internet Industry Outlook ReportI have some great reports. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT">TMT</a></span>, Internet Industry reports by BBs. One report is on 2015 U.S. Consumer...672 weeks 9 hours ago
+5Academia Sinks Its Hooks In Young<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 7/30/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> I think you guys will get a kick out of this...651 month 1 day 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...6020 hours 15 min 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...583 days 11 hours ago
+5Marine Officer/Aviator Ask Me Anything<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 5/13/2015.</em> I'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been...531 month 1 week 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--> 491 day 19 hours ago
+5I Didn't Think It Could Get Any Worse I was just shown a LinkedIn profile of a kid working as an Analyst who had a list of the offers he'd received through recruiting on his LinkedIn. Jesus Christ children! See picture attached to post. 487 months 2 weeks ago
+6How To Kill a Bank - The Final Chapter<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in October 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> Many of you remember a series I wrote...482 years 2 months 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...481 day 15 hours ago
+6The Pussy Generation according to Clint EastwoodArticle from Elite Daily. Normally I don't care to read this stuff but this one was entertaining. Curious to hear your thoughts. My take? I don't particularly care one way or the other, so long as it doesn't affect my ability to make money. Enjoy the read, but don't think...465 months 3 weeks ago
+610 Benefits of Working/Living Abroad, Part 1Here are some things I thought of that the younger monkeys may enjoy to read. A few notes about my bio are at the bottom of the page. If you are a single male (no children) with the ability to earn dollars/pounds/euros remotely, the world is your oyster, here's why: <ol> ...4310 months 3 weeks ago
+12Hard work and sacrifice will get you only so far<em>Mod Note (Andy): This post by @SSits" is a comment originally posted in this thread <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/karoshi-death-from-overwork-on-wall-street#comment-1292989">"Karōshi": Death from Overwork on Wall Street"</a> and...434 months 3 weeks ago
+4Ex-McKinsey consultant here answering questions for at least a couple daysLeft "The Firm" a little over a year ago. I've been meaning to do this and just never got around to it; no time like the present! I'm doing an AMA at r/consulting on reddit as well, in case you run across that. I joined <span class='keyword_link'><a...1421 month 4 weeks ago
+5FT start dates mega threadI was wondering if anyone knows when the New York FT start dates are for different banks. Bulges: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>: July 13th <span...409 months 4 days ago
+5Gates’ vs Waltons: How much will you leave to your kids?I haven’t seen this topic discussed much on WSO. When it comes to inheritance, the common wisdom is that when parents pass on, whatever they have goes to their kids. Clearly, this choice is considerably harder for the wealthy than for the rest of population. Considering that a huge percentage...339 months 1 week ago
+5Claremont McKenna MSF ClosingClaremont McKenna's MSF program will not be accepting application from students outside of the Claremont College. The program is going to be run like Florida's MSF program, pulling directly from its undergraduate students. I personally think this is a huge loss as the program was...281 month 4 weeks ago
+5Charles Aris 2015 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study releasedI've seen a lot of questions about salary progression and exit-ops salaries for ex-consultants. I found this, it is very helpful. <a href="http://charlesaris.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Charles-Aris-Strategy-Consulting-Compensation-Study-2015.pdf">Here is the...264 months 2 weeks ago
+5As my username suggests, not sure what to do...First year PE associate...rolled into PE without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully burned out during my last 8-10 months of banking (though to be fair, I think everyone gets there toward the end). PE...223 months 4 weeks ago
+5Do What YOU Want on Wall StreetYeah, yeah, we've heard it all before.... 97 ways to be a rockstar analyst. 233 things I wish I knew as an associate... There are plenty of good ideas for making it through the day but I'm betting you want to know what I wanted to know when I began transforming my career at...221 month 1 week ago
+7My Journey From Corporate Finance to IBD via a Full-Time MBA Program - Part 1After reading the forums and taking the advice of contributors for several years I have decided that it is now time for me to give back to the WSO community. I am matriculating at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business this fall as a full-time MBA student with the intentions of...206 months 3 weeks ago
+5What do you love and hate most about working in IB?Just curious, what do you all love and hate the most about working in investment banking? I'm referring to tasks, not hours or people or anything like that. I'll start. I love modeling. I really hate filing/tracking company records for compliance. I imagine that's not something...205 months 4 weeks ago
+4A girl on tumblr wrote a guide on targetting different types of bankers for money....I follow the investment banking and economics tag on tumblr for study notes and stumbled upon this post. I thought it I'd post it on here for reference for people of all levels. I can't post links but if you search said tags those on tumblr the post is still up and it led me to a whole...1193 months 3 weeks ago
+5WSO Monkey at OWS Videos<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 11/16/11. I was talking with my brother the other day about this (he was the photographer for it) and I thought "yeah I should put that post back up!"</em> Last week we sent our very own mascot...166 months 1 week ago
+5I Got a FT JOB: Non-target to S&TI've been debating for a bit of time whether to post my story or not, and figured it would be best to do so to help motivate some others in a current situation. Let me start off with some background. I go to a non-target school with a sub 3.0 <span...1410 months 6 days ago
+5This 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...133 days 3 hours ago
+5List of Transferable Skills in Corporate FinanceLast week, I posted this article <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/should-i-reconsider-an-og-career-due-to-low-oil-prices">"Should I reconsider an O&G career due to low oil prices?"</a> regarding whether or not you should reconsider a <span...123 weeks 2 days 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...111 week 3 days ago
+7How Will You Measure Your Life?My life is like the plot of the movie <em>Benjamin Button — </em>everything is happening in reverse. I used to have a high-paying job as a management consultant, and now I work a part-time job making way less the money. I used to live in an upscale 2-bedroom /...104 months 1 day ago
+5Runaway Stories and Fairy Tale Endings: The Cautionary Tale of TheranosI saw the new Steve Jobs movie, with the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, over the weekend. As a long-time Apple user and investor, I must confess that I was bothered by the way in which the film played <a...102 months 2 weeks 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...92 weeks 4 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...92 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...91 day 16 hours ago
+521 Short Videos Worth More Than an MBAI just saw this posted from Inc Magazine. These are definitely worth watching. Enjoy! (link inside post) <!--break--> <a href="http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/21-short-videos-worth-more-than-an-mba.html">21 Short Videos Worth More Than an MBA</a>87 months 1 week ago
+5Thoughts: Marriott Buys Starwood Hotels for $12.2 billion<h3>The Purchase</h3> Marriott International, one of the world’s largest hoteliers, agreed to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. for $12.2 billion. To be precise, Marriott is going to shell out $11.9 billion in stock and $340 million in cash. Moreover, Marriott...82 months 1 week ago
+5New Year's Resolutions are stupid. Try this instead.First of all, Happy New Year!  Hope you had a great new year's weekend, whether you were out partying or just staying home and taking advantage of some down-time from work. My 2016 was off to a great start, until I read this statistic: <a...74 days 17 hours ago
+5Conversation with an Equities Sales TraderUpdate: I was speaking to a guy in Australia on the cash equities desk at a BB. Just edited the post for the US/global audience, cut out slangs about kangaroos and shit. Hey guys, I think it's about time to post something since I have been a member for couple years now. The following is...67 months 2 weeks ago
+5Altruistic Capitalists: Debunking Five Myths About Impact InvestingI first became interested in impact investing working for President Clinton’s Foundation in West and Central Africa. My hypothesis was that impact investing could improve essential services such as healthcare and reduce global poverty. As I learned more about the industry, I discovered that...62 months 2 weeks 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...62 weeks 6 days ago
+5Winning at a Loser's Game? Control, Synergy and the ABInBev/SABMiller MergerI have been a long time investor in ABInBev, though I became one indirectly and accidentally, through a stake I took a long time ago in Brahma, a Brazilian beverage company . That company became Ambev in 1999, which in turn was merged with Interbrew, the Belgian brewer, in 2004, and expanded to...33 months 5 days ago
+5The Yahoo! Chronicles! Is this the End Game?<div style="text-align: justify;"> The big news of the day from the tech world comes from Yahoo (I am going to skip the exclamation point through the entire story, but don't read significance into that exclusion), where stories suggest that the board of directors may soon...21 month 2 weeks ago
+5Three things for formidable presentationsLike it or not, we present ideas every day. From the big event, like a speech at a friend’s wedding, to the moments your career are built on, like interviews or stock pitches, to the mundane, like suggesting Netflix and chill is a far superior evening activity to dinner with the in-laws. There...12 months 2 weeks ago
+3JP Morgan Diversity Recruiting - Winning Women & Launching LeadersHas anyone heard back from JP yet? Or does anyone know when they send out <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">super day</a></span> invites?1922 months 5 days ago
+3New York vs. Houston<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally was posted on 12/15/10.</em> Monty09 may have gotten the best plug yet for his <a href="http://energyrodeo.com/">Energy Rodeo</a> in Houston next month, and it came from none other than the New York...16810 months 4 days ago
+8"A Son Never Dies" by Sunil Gupta - Moving Letter from a Father of an Ibanking Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to see the comment below by user @DickFuld"</em> <P> This letter was cited in the DealBook here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/business/dealbook/reflections-on-stress-and-long-hours-on-wall-street.html?ref=dealbook - Unfortunately the...671 month 2 weeks ago
+3Ask DickFuld May 2015Ready to answer questions...2651 month 3 weeks ago
+5Why I Bought A House<em>Mod Note (Andy): 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 @dailydirtnap</em> Some context is needed. Yes, I...623 months 1 week ago
+3MSF Class of 2017With the MSF recruiting cycle quickly approaching, I thought it would be helpful to create an updated MSF thread for everyone applying to the 2016-2017 MSF cycle. Feel free to post questions for this years upcoming applications here. I will answer what I can. Good luck everyone! 1612 days 13 min ago
+5MSF Tips: Why You Should or Shouldn't Get OneFour years ago, I made a fateful decision to get an MSF degree. I badly wanted to break into Wall Street, live the lifestyle of a big swinging dick with models and bottles, and not have to study a buttload of stuff like a doctor or engineer. I was successful at it, but I did see several people...573 months 2 weeks 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> analysts, upon learning that their bonuses were far "below...556 days 21 hours ago
+3For Those About to Propose<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in January 2011.</em> With Valentine's Day two short weeks away, some of your girlfriends are no doubt ratcheting up the pressure on you to pop the question on the most romantic day of the year. Maybe you...1543 months 3 weeks 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...534 days 16 hours ago
+4"RBS Is Going To Go Ahead And Take Those First Year Job Offers Back"Ouch.... Will this happen at any other banks or just RBS? Anyone personally affected by this? Also if this is to be expected (as some of you have mentioned) why would anyone accept an offer with them unless it's his/her only hope? From NYT Dealbook: [quote]“Hearing from incoming...5210 months 2 days ago
+5Adderall is creating a Brave New WorkplaceThere is no better place than WSO to ask this - <strong> are psychostimulants gradually becoming mandatory workplace drug in the US? </strong> Americans work longer hours and take fewer vacations than most others in the developed world. And God knows people in finance get worked...524 months 6 days ago
+4Can we get a STICKY for our RE board for a) Underwriting models to be posted/shared; b) Current salary comps across industryWhat do you guys think? This would be very useful to many of us.511 week 1 hour ago
+4REPE - Questions / Day to DayOpening this up to anyone who has questions regarding REPE and would also love to hear about other people in REPE about their day to day worklife. My background: - Top 10 Liberal Arts School - 1 years as an analyst doing M&A in Europe - 1.5 years as an analyst / associate at REPE...474 weeks 21 hours ago
+4Finished Busy Season in B4 Audit: AMAHi all, I'm about done wrapping up my busy season and as such, I'm open to answering any questions people may have about working in Big 4 audit as a first year. I know some senior associates have done an AMA, but I haven't seen one for first years, so if anyone wants to learn...4610 months 4 days ago
+4Dorms for Grownups: A Solution for Lonely Millennials? Throughout the country, "micro units" have sprung up. Millennials (and others) desire to be in highly dense, metropolitan areas yet either cannot afford a traditional unit or have no interest in possessing space simply for it to go underutilized. At the same time, co-working space has...421 month 3 weeks ago
+8Over-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...408 months 2 weeks ago
+4How Do You Overcome Feeling ShittyEver feel like you don't want to get out of bed? How do you overcome that feeling? I feel like depression/low mood is rarely discussed here. What do you do to overcome feeling shitty? I think I've been suffering from depression for the past year. I'm also really scared of...401 month 2 weeks ago
+5How I use books to prevent burnout (plus my top 5 from the past year)<em>Mod Note (Andy): Alistair also has a webinar coming up with us on 7/13 at 7pm, see the event page <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-signs-youre-getting-burned-out-and-what-to-do-about-it-7pm-et-71315">here.</a></em> I am obsessed with...347 months 1 week ago
+4General Real Estate DiscussionI was thinking we should have a place to bs about real estate in general - things we're working on, successes we've had lately, etc. For me - today is the last day of my pre-grad school REPE <span class='keyword_link'><a...305 months 2 weeks ago
+4Are we in a bubble?The phrase ‘bubble’ is thrown around very liberally these days. We had the ‘dot-com bubble’ almost two decades ago, the ‘housing bubble’ almost a decade ago, and depending on who you ask—we are in a ‘tech bubble’ right now. The bubble I am writing about today is near and dear...2910 months 3 days ago
+4AMA: Non-target to Fixed Income S&T Analyst Hey WSO, happy to answer your questions today and tomorrow. I can answer any questions regarding: <ul> <li>networking</li> <li>application process</li> <li>interviewing/interview prep process</li> <li>recruiting process</li> ...299 months 6 days ago
+9Non-target to BB IBD SA Offer as a SophomoreI have been an avid reader of WSO for the past couple of years and the stories that I have enjoyed reading the most are about non-target kids breaking into Wall Street. I always looked at them with admiration and dissected every article to gain the most valuable information possible to use in my...266 months 1 week ago
+3The 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...1268 months 1 week ago
+4Top 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...258 months 1 week ago
+7AMA - Analyst at top BB from non-target backgroundHey guys - long time reader / occasional poster, made a new account for purposes of this AMA. Learned a lot from WSO as I was navigating the recruiting process, so hope to pay it back. Happy to answer any questions about the process / networking / the job / anything else that I can be helpful...242 weeks 12 hours ago
+4Just got a 730 on the GMAT, AMATook the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> on Friday and scored a 730. 49 QUANT, 40 VERBAL. For those of you who are taking it or are just curious about...231 month 1 week ago
+4I came across my father's HBS 30th Reunion profile book...My father is a graduate of Harvard Business School. HBS's alumni association (not exactly sure if it's actually the alumni association, but I am guessing it is) creates a "profile" book for each graduating class of HBS every 5 or 10 years (any year that there is a class...226 months 1 week ago
+3Why Your Salary Matters to Her<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in January 2011.</em> When women get together with their friends and talk about the new guy in their life, one of the first questions that always comes up is, "What does he do?", which - let's face it -...1214 months 14 hours ago
+5AMA: S&T>>MBBHi guys, To use the cliched introduction, I am long time reader of WSO but never contributed. If you do the slightest bit of data mining on this account, you can see it is brand new, which really shows my level of contribution prior to this date. However, WSO has been a great community that...182 months 2 weeks ago
+3Ask DickFuld November 2015I'm ready for another round of questions from all of you. Please remember, I'm doing this because I care, so try to keep it civil. Fire away.... (PS -- Let's try to refrain from asking dumb questions this time.)1131 month 5 days ago
+3End of elitismSomething I've witnessed working for almost 3 years in the industry is the beginning of an end of elitism in banking. I'm at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1126 months 4 weeks ago
+4Thoughts on Goldman vs Lending ClubThe NY Times <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/business/dealbook/goldman-to-move-into-online-consumer-lending.html?_r=0">had a report</a> last week that <span class='keyword_link'><a...127 months 1 day ago
+4What do you want to know about getting a VC job?Hey guys and gals, I'm going through the VC interview process now and working on documenting what I'm learning. May end up putting out an ebook or something (ideally co-written with someone with more experience). It seems like there aren't a ton of great resources out there...96 months 3 weeks ago
+4Non Target & No Internships to Target with Multiple OffersHey guys. So This past week I received offers from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> Strats and <span class='keyword_link'><a...711 months 3 weeks ago
+4The Aging of the Tech Sector: The Pricing Divergence of Young and Old Tech CompaniesAs the NASDAQ approaches historic highs, Apple&#8217;s market cap exceeds that of the Bovespa (the Brazilian equity index) and young social media companies like Snapchat have nosebleed valuations, there is talk of a tech bubble again. It is human nature to group or classify individuals or...72 months 2 weeks ago
+5The Floor<em>Mod Note (Andy): 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 @dailydirtnap</em> As you guys probably know by now,...68 months 20 hours ago
+45 Things I Wish I Knew About the ERP Program before Signing Up If you are anything like me, you know the direction you want your career to go, and you’re trying to figure out the best way to get there. You may not have the direct work experience you need, so you’re in search of a program that can bridge the gap that will lead to the job you want....62 months 3 weeks ago
+4Merry Christmas, WSO!I want to take a break from reading the year-end countdowns and "predictions for next year" that have dominated news coverage as 2015 draws to a close to thank WSO for another strong, successful year on many, many fronts. I especially want to highlight what a joy each and every one...61 month 1 week ago
+4The value imposersI was riding on a ski lift with an apparently successful investor from New Zealand. Each January he flew to Utah to ski for three weeks with his family. I couldn't even imagine how much airfare and lodging must have cost. Our conversation naturally drifted to investing. He asked what...510 months 3 weeks ago
+4An introduction to Shadow Banking in ChinaIn the chaos that defined the period following 2008, China stood, as it appeared, unscathed and emerged as perhaps the only significant economy with growth in a world where growth was in short supply. How did China do this? The answer lies in credit. The Chinese financial system in 2008 was as...510 months 1 day ago
+4The Small Cap Premium: Where is the beef?For decades, analysts and investor have bought into the idea of a small cap premium, i.e., that stocks with low market capitalizations can be expected to earn higher returns than stocks with higher market capitalizations. For investors, this has led to the pursuit of small cap stocks and funds...59 months 3 weeks ago
+2Headhunters for macro roles in NY?Are there headhunters that specialize in macro roles (the same way Robin Judson mostly does credit roles)? Would be looking for an analyst/strategist/junior PM (essentially a PM-track) role at a place that runs some kind of macro sub-strategy. There seem to be a lot of PE funds (<span...54 months 1 week ago
+4The sky over Shanghai is yellow. Observations about the Chinese Equity Crisis <h3>Preface</h3> During these past few months, I’ve had courtside seats to the circus the Chinese equity market has been putting on. Working as a summer intern at a private equity firm out of Shanghai’s financial district, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some very smart...56 months 1 week ago
+4The Economics of an Unpaid InternshipGood afternoon everyone, I have been meaning to write this all semester, but am just now getting around to it. Nevertheless, I hope some of you find it useful. By about September of last year (my sophomore year) I was dead-set on doing investment banking. I realized that in order to best...51 month 2 weeks ago
+4Money, Death, and Wall Street: Is there really a change on the horizon?As an outsider it can be easy to shake your head at the death of a Wall Street analyst, to say: “just quit” or to label any and all demises “categorically senseless” or espouse the media’s buzzy “it’s a suicide contagion!” All are valid, and yet, none tap into the very...45 months 3 days ago
+4Beat the Crowd: A Monkey's ReviewMy favorite market news/market research site is Market Minder by Fisher Investments, and I honestly don't know what I would do without it. I say that because much of our media today is not in the business of informing, but of dramatizing to get views. In the age of the Internet, every...33 months 2 weeks ago
+4My Story: No-Name School to Sr. Associate at MM IB - A Less Traditional Route<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p> <p>I know these types of stories are a dime a dozen these days, but I&rsquo;ve been a consumer of WSO posts for a couple of years now, and have felt&nbsp;it&rsquo;s time to be a...29 months 1 day ago
+4What I Learned While RecruitingI have recently gone through recruiting for summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> and after a rocky start and many slight depressions, I finally was...13 months 3 weeks ago
+4January 2016 Data Update 1: The US Equity MarketsLike most of you, I start every new year with optimism and hopeful resolutions, but the first week each year for the last two decades has been what I term my “Moneyball” week. During the week, I downloaded the raw data on every publicly traded company that is listed globally, and worked at...14 weeks 19 hours ago
+4Endowments & Foundations Part 2: Asset Allocation <em>Mod Note (Andy): Read part one <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/endowments-foundations-part-1-a-basic-overview">here</a> Now that this crazy week is coming to an end I have some time to write another one of these posts. Part 1 gave an overview of...05 months 1 week ago
+4Aging in Dog Years? The Short, Glorious Life of a Successful Tech Company!The corporate aging theme is one that I have returned to repeatedly in my posts, and I have looked at how the aging process creates dysfunctional responses on the parts of managers, who want to find ways to reverse it, and investors, who make bets on such reversals. It was the under pinning for...01 month 3 weeks ago
+42014 WSO Community Rankings. Investment Banks (Part 1 of 10): Release ScheduleFor the first time ever, over 10 weeks (starting right after Thanksgiving) we are releasing comprehensive rankings on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...01 year 2 months 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a> If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to...951 week 6 days ago
+3I miss the 90s/ early 2000'sThat was, in my opinion, the GOAT time period for music: - Incubus - Staind - Vertical Horizon - Linkin Park - Puddle of Mudd - Nirvana - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Lenny Kravitz Etc. Every time I just lay back and listen to any of the above I have an eargasm. Post your favorite...879 months 3 weeks ago
+3PokemonI rarely top post but I'd like to think that I've given decent advice to people so I'd like help. I'm ~40. I have a 7 year old son who's recently gotten into Pokemon. It did not exist when I was young and it means as much to me as sfljkasljfdl. I honestly can't say...632 months 1 week ago
+3AMA Boutique Investment Banking AnalystI'm currently an analyst at an industry focused boutique located in the NY area(throwaway account to protect identity). At the risk of being screamed at for having no prestige, I'd like to answer people's questions on life at a leading boutique covering a specific industry....564 months 3 weeks ago
+32015 IBD Analyst Bonuses'Tis the season. So far, I've only seen posts on speculation. Would like to get a post started with actual #'s (or percent of salary). Anyone receive numbers yet?552 months 1 week ago
+3Sent personal email from work addressSo I sent a personal email from my work address to my girlfriend (didnt switch to hotmail from work on the iphone). Assume the contents were fairly bad. A 6 or 7/10 in terms of how bad they were, but nothing too explicit. Am I worrying for no reason? Any IT people here that can put my...553 months 1 week ago
+3If you could do it all over...Knowing what you know now what career path would you have taken? or If you were me, what would you do for a career? I spent the past 10 years flying a military jet, I'm going to a top 10 business school this fall. The ONLY experience I have outside of the military or high school...548 months 3 weeks ago
+3Free Speech v. Safe Spaces - What is Happening on College Campuses?Just curious to get WSO's thoughts on this issue. I know that at my school right now (small liberal arts school), this shit is blowing up and in a very unproductive/scary way. At Yale, this issue largely cropped up because of the email below. Article below from Atlantic also really hits...522 months 2 weeks ago
+3AMA - London Megafund PE, one year in...I did an AMA before but I lost my login details. Here I am after a year in PE. This forum is a constant source of amusement / info so I am happy to answer any questions, with the caveat that anyone participating is a total loser like me who is on WSO during Xmas : ) <!--break-->503 weeks 2 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...485 days 15 hours ago
+3Ever Want to Just Say "F*@k it" and Move to Thailand?Lately I've been fantasizing a lot about moving out to Southeast Asia. I have a great job; it's challenging and pays me reasonably well, and frankly a lot of MBA's would probably love to be in this seat. But imagine just moving out to one of the islands in Southern Thailand (Ko...476 months 1 week ago
+3Ask Me: Former Strategy Consulting RecruiterHappy to answer any consulting-related questions. I'm currently being sponsored by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> S&O for my MBA. In consulting...473 days 2 hours ago
+4What Do Guys Like to Eat?So, I've been thinking about this recently... I'm content being single right now because I have so much going on, but I do want to eventually get married one day and it seems that, regardless of how successful a woman is, it is still important to have some domestic skills and it seems...4310 months 3 weeks ago
+3BIG NEWS: 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">WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year (over...433 weeks 2 days ago
+3Long term, concentrated, deep fundamental investingI often hear this combination of terms bandied about. Is there anyone at a shop who has a mandate like this? What is your process/edge? Are there any classic books you'd recommend as a practitioner of this style of investing?417 months 2 weeks ago
+3AMA: Gas Scheduler to Gas TraderI embark on my journey as a Trader in two weeks, as I just gave my two week notice from a shop in Houston to the East Coast. Going from a NG Scheduler to a NG Trader/Scheduler, still young (3-ish years since UG). You can read more about my background here: <strong><a...412 months 5 days ago
+3Financial & 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...412 months 4 weeks ago
+2Ask Me Anything: First-Year at MBBHey WSO, I used to be fairly active on this forum but ever since I started at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>, I got way too busy (no surprise there). I'm about...1404 months 2 weeks ago
+32016 Management Consulting Salaries OutManagementconsulted has updated their annual salary post (usually the most read and commented article on their entire site): http://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2016-management-consulting-salaries-undergraduate-mba-interns/ What do you all see here? Any surprises?...401 day 7 hours ago
+2Books that inspired youWhat are some of your personal favorites or books that simply inspired you? The books don't have to be business/finance related. 13911 months 1 week ago
+3Reasons for Rejection Hello, I've recently come across a slew of rejections in my search for a SA <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> position, and am trying...331 month 3 weeks ago
+4FINALLY headed to work in FO After my career started in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">BO</a></span> and MO roles for ~3.5 years I finally received the offer for a <span...325 months 1 week ago
+3AMA - Non-Target -> Target -> MM IBD -> Corp Dev. Hey guys, I spoke with Andy a week or two ago about doing an AMA regarding my path from non-target to banking and beyond - so here it is. To sum up my path for those who may not know: I didn't apply myself in high school, and saw a bunch of my friends who did care about their work...324 months 3 weeks ago
+3AMA: Restructuring Analyst at Top BBHi all, happy to answer London-specific questions on recruiting. Long-time WSO user, created a new account for this AMA. I got a lot of help from this forum during my recruiting process and I owe a lot to WSO. Wanted to try and give back by offering some insight into recruiting, exit opps and...306 months 2 weeks ago
+4Tech Banker answering questions about anything from career path to day-in-the-lifeFire away305 months 2 days ago
+3AMA - Corp Dev (F500) with a non-traditional background and b schoolAMA - I work in corporate development at a professional services company (Fortune 500) in NYC. My career path to corp dev is non-traditional and didn't involve IB but may be of some help to a couple people. My summary background: - graduated from a liberal arts college in 2006 - took...303 months 3 weeks ago
+3AMA - I'm a muni banker<strong>Here's my background:</strong> Undergrad <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span> in biology non-target. Internship Summer of basic science...301 month 1 week ago
+3Keep Getting FiredHi guys. I have a question for some of you who've been out in the working world much longer than I have and know more than I do. However a little back story. I graduated from a top 20 university with a BBA in Finance (Bachelors in Business Administration) in May with a 3.2 <span...292 months 3 weeks ago
+3AMA: Equity Research in HK/SingaporeHey guys, I've been lurking on WSO since my undergrad, and thought it was a good time to give back. A bit about me... Grew up in a Western country, did high school in SEA, university from a top school in Australia. Did everything a bit accelerated and graduated at 19. First job...292 months 2 weeks ago
+3Acquisitions- Hired to be Fired?I work at a small real estate investment shop as an asset manager. We have 17 buildings in major and secondary markets along the east coast, probably around $750mm AUM. I started here about 8 months ago along with an acquisitions guy. He was formerly an analyst at a major player and left a...287 months 4 weeks 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...272 days 21 hours 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...271 week 5 days ago
+4Broke into Banking Recently, Happy to Answer Questions, Non-traditional background without a 3.5 GPAGood afternoon all, After pounding the pavement for more than half a year, I locked down a job as an Associate at a boutique in NYC . I came out of a no-name undergrad with a 3.0 and general business degree, then worked in Private Wealth for 2 years before returning to Business School...255 months 2 weeks ago
+3The Diary of a broken man<em>‘Nah chief, I’m not really feeling it tonight, I’ll have a beer but will probably leave early..’</em> We’ve all uttered a variation of those doomed words. Fast forward 10 hours and it’s 6:00 AM on a Friday morning and I am swaying slightly, cursing my reflection in...254 months 4 weeks ago
+4Where is the industry going for young professionals?<h3>Future of Private Equity</h3> At the top a lot of mega funds' equities business has slowed, given the amount of capital invested in the space, the difficulty of growing such large portfolio investments to realize a desired return and market forces. A lot of these funds -...242 months 3 weeks ago
+3What websites, newsletters, literature, etc do you read on a daily/weekly basis?I am tired of the fluff pieces on real estate where real estate is always going up and with only watching 3 episodes on HGTV your grandma can flip a 20 unit apartment building with 0% down. Market reports from brokerage firms, articles on Reuters and Forbes, etc are all just mouth pieces for...201 month 2 weeks ago
+3Absence of "running my own hedge fund" topicsIt seems like we've gone an abnormally long period without someone posting thread about joining a friend to run their own "hedge fund", typically using a few million a family money and investing in vanilla public equities. What are we to make of this? Is this a sign of where...201 month 1 week ago
+3Private 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...203 weeks 1 day ago
+3AMA: Consulting > F500 > bschool/startupsHey all - been part of the community for several years now. Figured it was my time to lead one of these. Background: worked several years in management consulting before transitioning to a strategy position at a F500 company. <!--break--> Also recently accepted to a number of M7...198 months 1 week ago
+2Most Prefteejus High School?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 9/27/12.</em> I was talking to a female friend of mine who happens to be an atheist last week, and she was telling me about how she attended a church in NYC just to get into the good books of the head of admissions...1195 months 1 week ago
+3Check out this TRY HARDNo doubt interviewing soon at a firm near you. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rC5MKI9gD8s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> https://youtu.be/rC5MKI9gD8s <!--break-->193 weeks 3 days ago
+3Georgetown 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...182 months 2 weeks ago
+3How To Become a Search Ninja<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 7/23/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> I came across this about a month ago and I've...173 years 6 months 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> <span...172 weeks 4 days ago
+3IB 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...1610 months 2 weeks ago
+3Michael Lewis - Marmite manWhilst at University, I developed an intense appetite for Marmite. It all started off so casually... A piece of toast here, a bagel there. Then you find yourself mixing it into pastas, spreading long sinewy lines in bacon rolls, even subtlety lapping up a cheeky spoonful on its own when you...162 months 2 weeks ago
+6What does it take to be a competent investment analyst?A competent analyst is one who has an above-average ability to generate satisfactory investment returns (well know examples will include Ben Graham, Walter Schloss, Warren <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3b4fmvt"...155 months 3 weeks ago
+2Who Taught You Math???<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this originally was posted on 11/29/12.</em> We. Are. So. <em>Screwed.</em> It's no secret that the educational quality in the United States has been on the decline for well over a decade. But I had no idea exactly...1155 months 1 week ago
+4"Karōshi": Death from Overwork on Wall StreetIt's 2015, and people in America are <em>literally </em>working themselves to death. Let the insanity of this situation sink in for a second. In a country with more wealth and opportunity than any before it in history, young people like <a...155 months 1 week 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...153 weeks 12 hours ago
+3Lehman’s Fuld, 7 Years Later, Says ‘Perfect Storm’ Caused Crisis [UPDATED][quote]Richard Fuld Jr., the man at the helm of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. when it collapsed in 2008, said a “perfect storm” of events caused the financial crisis.[/quote] Maybe this is why I haven't seen any comments from @DickFuld" today.. I guess this means he is the...148 months 3 days 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...141 week 4 days ago
+4Who Wants a Piece of WSO? Jobs Act III - Crowdfunding Coming to the Unaccredited Investor...So the SEC recently released a statement about the Jobs Act, Title III that should have MASSIVE implications on the overall angel investing & VC landscape. Basically, this opens up the everyone to be able to invest in any start-up they want. It seems like opening up this massive funding...131 week 6 days ago
+32014 WSO Rankings for Investment Banks: Compensation (Part 5 of 10)Ever heard of a $0 bonus on Wall St? Obviously, it was much more frequent in 2008 and 2009... but that nightmare scenario can still play out if your group has a particularly bad year. The firms below tend to pay well very well relative to their peers, so you won't have to worry about...132 weeks 4 days ago
+3Procrastination [insert better title later]<em>Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.</em> -Mark Twain We have all had troubles resulting from the delay of work, but does that necessarily mean our troubles were borne out of procrastination? Looking at a recent article out of <a...127 months 3 weeks ago
+3The Importance of LinkedIn for StudentsI am a rising sophomore and aspiring buy-side analyst at a Canadian university. I thought I'd share the importance of LinkedIn and how it has helped me contact alumni and expand my network. I attend a small school with a tight knit alumni base. Due to its smaller size compared to other...118 months 3 weeks ago
+3Mid-Market PE Valuations: Where Up is DownWith U.S. stock markets near record highs, and M&A activity on-track for another big year, there has been much commentary about whether markets have once again detached from intrinsic value. By and large, the labour market has returned to normality, the housing market has recovered, and...116 months 3 weeks 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="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wso-investment-banking-resume-template">Click here...113 weeks 6 days ago
+3A Q&A Interview: Recruiting, Bonus Bucket Placement, And Starting A BusinessWhat’s up guys and gals! Ben from <a href="http://www.charismaoncommand.com/">Charisma On Command</a> here, and today I’ve got a fun Q&A interview to share with you. Why? Because I had a reader email me recently with a bunch of thoughtful questions about starting...108 months 3 weeks ago
+3Improved WSO SearchHey guys, just a quick update. We have made some improvements to WSO Search in the last few weeks. We hope this will make finding the best information in the WSO archives much easier: 1. New "Company Search Results" section at top of results...so many times, when users are...103 months 3 weeks ago
+3A guide to the Words of Wall Street New Folks take a peakSo as I've stated in several threads I'm new to the IB culture. Working on educating myself on all aspect, but as with any map you need a legend or it it useless. Ive comprised a list of Vocab word definitions that had been advised as being helpful when holding conversations or any...911 months 2 weeks ago
+3Hedge Fund Reinsurance: Why hedge funds care about (re)insuranceThere seemed to be some interest in my previous article, where I gave a very basic outline of what the New York Department of Insurance calls ‘Shadow Insurance’ transactions via the use of captives. Given the interest in insurance as a topic, I have decided to test the waters again write...910 months 2 weeks ago
+3PE in IndiaHey All, Does anyone on here have experience with (or know someone who has experience with) private equity in India? Specifically wondering a few things, and I'm referencing mainly U.S. Megafunds and their Indian offices (Bain, <span class='keyword_link'><a...91 month 3 weeks ago
+3Looking to split costs for Consulting Case 101I just bought a year long subscription to Consulting Case 101 for $180. They run a huge 800+ database of a bunch of cases which are divided into sections by specific companies and types of questions. My peers have told me it helped a lot when preparing for <span...82 months 3 days ago
+3WSO NYC Happy Hour: Tuesday, June 23rd, 7PM, Galway HookerThe next NYC meetup is coming up Tuesday, June 23rd, first WSO meetup of the summer! We'll be in the ground floor lounge, in the back on the right (just before the billiards room). Bring your thirst, especially you, @rufiolove" ! Location: Galway...87 months 1 week ago
+3Finally a Gas TraderYou can see my AMA post (currently ongoing) <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-gas-scheduler-to-gas-trader">here</a></strong>. I graduated in May of 2012, from a non-target school with a below average <span...86 months 3 weeks ago
+3Non-Target Networking Tips Hey Everyone, This is my first post on Wall Street Oasis, however I have been browsing the forum for quite a few years now. Originally I was interested in investment banking, however my interests have recently shifted over to <span class='keyword_link'><a...85 months 2 weeks ago
+3How I Landed a FDP Offer from an Unknown SchoolLet me first begin by saying that for most of my time in college, getting into a <span class='keyword_link'><a...82 months 2 weeks ago
+3Part 2: Reinsurance - Insuring the Insurer<h3>What is Reinsurance?</h3> Reinsurance is a transaction “whereby the reinsurer, for a consideration, agrees to indemnify the reinsured company against all or part of the loss the company may sustain under the policy or policies it has issued”. In plain English, reinsurers...76 months 1 week ago
+3The Saga of CaesarsCame across this article and thought it was an interesting read. [quote]There have been so many truly extraordinary twists and turns in the saga of Caesars Entertainment over the past eight years that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the whole thing went off the rails. After all, an $18.4...67 months 3 weeks ago
+3The 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...58 months 1 week ago
+3LSE Summer SchoolHey monkeys, I recently got back from the summer school program at the London School of Economics (LSE), so I thought I would share my experience. Before accepting my offer, I found it hard to find any opinions of the program online, so I hope this helps any prospective applicants in the...55 months 2 weeks ago
+3A Non-Target Sophomore's Guide to Earning a BB OfferDELETE412 months 2 days ago
+2How long do you last ?Foreplay doesn't count. Be honest10411 months 1 week ago
+3A banking survey of AlaskaWhat often classifies as an "oddball stock" is simply a company that not many investors have an interest in truly investigating. Typically these are stocks that are too small for most investors or companies where information is hard to obtain. Another situation where stocks could be...49 months 3 weeks ago
+3From the "Hood" to IBDAfter a couple of Goose Island Pale Ale's, and waiting for the Hawks game to be over, I have decided to write my "success" story on this forum. Over the past couple of years, I've spent my time lurking WallStreetOasis/M&I, picking up important pieces of information along...41 month 2 weeks ago
+3PE Fund Performance: Anyone Can Hit Top Quartile Once, but Consistently?To the community that works in PE (or VC, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, etc.) I'm interested in hearing your perspective on...46 months 1 day ago
+3A Consultant's Hello!Hi All! I have been a distant visitor of this forum for a couple months now and finally decided to take the plunge and join this great community. It is truly inspiring to see so many new and experienced professionals give candid advice no matter the recipient. I am a strategy consulting...41 month 4 weeks ago
+3Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app processHello all 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. Background: I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no interview at HBS, and...43 days 47 min ago
+3Private Equity Recruiting SeasonHi all, I saw this post from Dealbook this morning (link inside the post). Nothing really new here compared to years past. How is everyone doing managing their interview schedules? I'm very curious to hear how people negotiate positions that won't be starting until summer 2016 as...311 months 3 weeks ago
+3Reality = The OnionWhen Onion article becomes truth... http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-22/humpday-humor-truth-stranger-onion I don't like politics but this one is incredible.36 months 2 weeks ago
+4BULL MARKET UNIVERSITY<em>Mod Note (Andy): 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 @dailydirtnap</em> In my to-read pile has been some...36 months 2 weeks ago
+3Research Analyst vs. Portfolio ManagerSlow morning for me, so I decided to share my thoughts concerning the differences between a research analyst and portfolio manager. Think you have what it takes to be a portfolio manager? Every aspiring buy-side analyst I know eventually wants to become a portfolio manager at some point....34 months 3 weeks ago
+3Give and Take (Book Summary and Action Plan)<strong> This is a book summary of Give and Take, along with an action plan to help integrate insights from the book into your life. </strong> <strong>Summary:</strong> In his acclaimed, landmark book Give and Take, Wharton Professor Adam Grant breaks down 3 broad...34 months 3 weeks ago
+3Barclays - LADoes anyone know anything about this office? Is it a generalist program between Financial Sponsors and Gaming & Lodging? I've heard it is separate but on linkedin there are a lot of former analysts that list both groups in their Bios. Would appreciate any further insight into these groups. 32 months 2 days ago
+3GS vs MS Hunger Games - Who Takes It?Came across this interesting article on Bloomberg yesterday (link inside post), it has some interesting insights into leadership of both organizations and strategy. <strong>What do you guys think, who takes it in the a) mid-term, b) long-term (given their differing...27 months 1 week ago
+3Try out these 10 technical IB interview questions We all know the most dreaded part of an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">investment banking interview</a></span> is the technical questions. Sure, you might be terrified of faking your way...25 months 1 week ago
+34 Pillars of MotivationThe feeling of failure. The feeling of losing. The feeling of not succeeding. The feeling of losing motivation. The feeling of lost motivation. We all have had these feelings at some point or another. Maybe it is from not getting that offer that you dreamed of. Maybe it is from a failed deal...24 months 3 weeks 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="http://tinyurl.com/42453cl" target="_blank">Dell</a></span>, of course. Over the past...22 weeks 6 days ago
+3Guide: 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...211 hours 50 min ago
+3An ex-Goldman Sachs insider’s 10 tips on how to sail through investment banking interviewsMark Hatz has worked four years for firms like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...19 months 6 days ago
+3Introduction - Lower Middle Market Banker in DenverHey guys, I am a director with a regional boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> based in Denver. Our IB division has been in existence since...14 months 2 weeks ago
+3Here's what happened in the stock/bond markets last week (9/14-9/18)<b>Stock Market Analysis</b> The stock market continued its zig-zag pattern. For the past 10 weeks the stock market has alternated between a week of advances followed by a week of declines. This week was no different as the S&P 500 fell 0.1%. Hidden within this has been the...14 months 2 weeks ago
+3Yahoo: The Fate and Future of a tech giant<h3> Yahoo </h3> Yahoo, once known as the guide to the internet, is now facing some rather gloomy days. In 2012, Yahoo announced Marissa Mayer as its new Chief Executive Officer. During this time, shareholders and employees alike shared in this optimism that her successful...11 month 2 weeks ago
+3Six things I have learned after joining a top business school (Part 2/2)A few weeks ago, I posted <a href=http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/six-things-i-have-learned-after-joining-a-top-business-school-part-12>a couple of things I learnt from my experience in business school.</a> It has been a long semester and hopefully I can contribute more...11 month 1 week ago
+3Christmas Present from What I Learnt on Wall StreetAs my Christmas Present to you and to give back to a community that has been helpful to me, I am going to be offering two free career coaching packages in January. Here's what you get: A. 1-on-1 Coaching: Three 1-hour Skype calls to go through your career plans, resume / cover letter,...11 month 1 day ago
+3Things to Read While Pretending to Work – Nov. 12, 2015After some great feedback last week, I'm going to continue writing this weekly post: <strong><em>Things to Read While Pretending to Work</strong></em>. If you missed last week's intro, here's what it's all about: <strong>I want to help turn...02 months 3 weeks ago
+3Western Cruises Sailing East: Is it time to jump on board?With the recent introduction (earlier this month) of Norwegian Cruise Line's first ship launched specifically for the Chinese market, currently the fastest growing market for cruises, is it time to start investing in these cruise lines? [quote] Leading cruise companies have been...03 months 1 week ago
+4The Craig Bierko Blues<em>Mod Note (Andy): This post is a reprint from the November 30th 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...01 month 3 weeks ago
+6Welcome to the New Wall Street Oasis!After many months and many hours toiling away, we are finally here, a new and improved WSO. Here are a few of the benefits you should enjoy: 1. Fully adaptive theme so that the site works great no matter what device you are on (smart phone, tablet, desktop) 2. Stronger server to speed...1978 months 3 weeks ago
+2If you could go back, would you still have gotten an MBA?Curious to hear about what others have to say. Seems as if the consensus is getting a top 10 mba but of course there is the high cost as well as loss of income.973 weeks 1 day ago
+22015 MBA Application ThreadAlright, So who's struggling through R1 apps like I am? Trying to find the time between my 70 HR week, my needy GF, and life's general bullshit has been tough but I'm through a few first drafts of essays and have my R1 school schools down to Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Booth,...941 month 3 weeks ago
+22015 IBD Summer Analyst CompCan pretty much confirm all these numbers. Summer will be pro-rated on base of: Bulges: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>: 85k + 1.5k stipend <span...865 months 3 weeks ago
+2Ever Been THIS Lonely?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 4/8/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> Okay, I know it isn't cool to crap on...812 months 3 weeks ago
+2Songs that inspire you to go out and get that money?Have seen lots of threads on songs to listen to pump you up when you need to crank it in excel for a few hours, but where are the threads on songs that inspire you to go out there and make that money? Post the artist & title if you're going to post a video (sometimes cant see videos...762 months 3 days ago
+2Best Energy Banks in Houston?I've seen a few other threads on this but it looked like the info was outdated and wasn't too helpful anymore - Anyone have thoughts on the best banks (BBs and EBs) in Houston in terms of culture, deal flow and exit opps? Thanks!701 month 3 weeks ago
+2GS Analyst dies<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to read the letter <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/a-son-never-dies-by-sunil-gupta-moving-letter-from-a-father-of-an-ibanking-analyst">"A Son Never Dies"</a> written by Sarvshreshth's father Sunil...677 months 2 weeks ago
+1I Guess That's One Way to Pay for College<em>Mod note: Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 2/11/14.</em> God, I love the free market. This is absolutely hilarious. Call me old fashioned, but I look back with fondness on the days when a guy could walk into just about any strip club and witness the cold war...1659 months 2 weeks ago
+1Republican debate 10/28/2015I'm curious what you young people thought about who won and who lost in the debate last night. Discuss.1653 months 2 days ago
+2Know 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...608 months 1 week ago
+2AMA Big 4 TAS Senior AssociateLong time viewer and yet to post anything yet. I've got some free time today and thought I would give back via an AMA. Background: I work for one of the Big 4 in the Transactions Services - Financial Due Diligence group as a senior associate. I mainly perform buy side due diligence for...563 months 2 weeks ago
+3How do you guys deal with negative press about finance?Finance-hate is so common, that almost anything related to the ills of the finance industry passes as news these days, whether or not it makes any sense whatsoever. People are very influenced by the stories they hear. People seem to assume that my peers are Patrick Bateman, Leonardo di Caprio,...543 months 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
+2Influence of socioeconomic demographicI have friends from non-target and target schools who have gone to wall Street and the one consistent pattern I see is the fact that they all come from super wealthy families; their parents are rich enough to send their kids to private schools all their lives and afford education at ivy leagues...5210 months 2 days ago
+1Riveting TED Talk on Government Corruption<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 4/17/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em> This is a fantastic discussion about the...1512 years 9 months ago
+2Shots Fired - Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Cryan Says Bankers Still Paid Too MuchFrom Bloomberg: [quote]“Many people in the sector still believe they should be paid entrepreneurial wages for turning up to work with a regular salary, a pension and probably a health-care scheme and playing with other people’s money,” Cryan said at a conference in Frankfurt on Monday....501 month 3 weeks ago
+2How to relax after work to be able to sleep?I started as an IB analyst recently and have problems sleeping... But not for the reasons you are thinking! I get so much adrenaline from trying to meet deadlines late at night (idk why..) that I get home and can't fall asleep for 2 or 3 hours - which is a problem when you get home...485 months 2 weeks ago
+2WSO Rankings for Investment Banks: University Power Rankings (Part 10 of 10)The argument of how hard it is to break into Investment Banking from a non-target vs. target schools is one that has gone on for years on WSO. Which undergraduate institution gives you the best shot at the top <span class='keyword_link'><a...484 weeks 1 day ago
+1WSO - What Do You Hate?Ok, time to let me hear it...we just went through a BIG upgrade & redesign, so first off THANK YOU for your patience. I know it wasn't the smoothest jump in the world and things were pretty messed up there for a few weeks! The site is faster and in my opinion, much cleaner/better,...1472 weeks 2 days ago
+22015 Bonus Speculation / ChangesI know it's early, but has anyone received any sort of clue as to what 2015 bonuses should look like for analysts, assuming the market maintains the status quo? Assuming that the ibankers here who have seen multiple bonus rounds would be able to add some solid input. Reason I ask it...444 months 1 week ago
+2Now I ain't sayin she a gold digger BUT...92% of women are. You guys, be careful. My friend just convinced this dude that she "like, can barely even stand" to fucking sign her half of a lease because she just haaaas to live on her faaaavorite street in the West Village but doesn't make 45x the rent. At first, I...408 months 4 weeks ago
+2Paid well but boredI’m 31 years old and work as a controller for a F500. I’m making roughly $150k a year in total comp (base + bonus), work a straight 40 hour work week with little to no travel, live in a nice part of the country where the cost of living is slightly lower than the national average, and get 3...405 months 6 days ago
+2Will Bain & Co be bought out by a bigger consulting firm?I've been hearing chatter from highly placed people in the Consulting Industry that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/at-kearney">AT Kearney</a></span> (first) and Bain & Co (second) do not have scale...393 weeks 3 days ago
+2Ask Me Anything - Federal Consulting at a Tier Two FirmIn light of the posts I've seen here and there regarding federal consulting, I figured I'd give a shot at an AMA. We all know that commercial consulting has all the glamour, but federal consulting *can* be just as glamorous. I say *can*, because it is very easy, in my experience, to...3710 months 3 weeks ago
+5Former Deloitte and Booz Allen, happy to answer questionsHey everyone, I'm pretty new to the site; found it while researching some questions related to B-School admissions and really enjoyed some of the content. Anyhow, I saw plenty of users looking for more info on <span class='keyword_link'><a...374 months 3 weeks ago
+2Best Property TypeNow I know this is a question that does not necessarily have a correct answer however I would be curious to hear what everyone thinks is the "best" property type. Assuming you can only develop an expertise in one property type and that will be your niche for the rest of your career...358 months 2 weeks ago
+2What is family life like in finance?<em>Mod Note (Andy):</em>: Definitely check out the comment inside from user @Dingdong08"</em> I've always wondered how people juggle their job and family while also being in a very time-demanding field. While I don't intend on having kids until my early...353 months 2 weeks ago
+2Be a Wall Street Oasis Contributing Blogger<strong>Project description: Finance / Wall Street / Business Blogger</strong> We are looking for several talented writers (professionals in the finance industry preferred) to blog for WallStreetOasis. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is an area...342 years 3 months ago
+5Ask an Analyst (Bulge Bracket 2-3 yrs experience)Ask me anything. Been doing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...343 months 2 weeks ago
+2WSO 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...334 days 17 hours ago
+3HELP: The Future of the S&T Job Market and Selecting the Right DeskHello WSO. I just accepted an internship offer at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> bank for S&T this week. My only issue right now is...331 month 6 days ago
+2Relationship Question: Not the usual oneSo, as someone who used to be on the answering side of this, I was hoping for various viewpoints on what I should do. I'm going to dismiss the money before hoes answers straight off the bat. If you have that opinion, express it in more words and make your case. My situation is as...327 months 2 weeks ago
+2Building an REPE Shop So I've recently begun to think in more detail about how to set up my own REPE shop - realistically starting 5 to 10 years from now. One thing I am struggling with is how to finance the early days of the operation. I'm realistically going to be able to contribute say $2-$3 million of...322 weeks 4 days ago
+4VP screwed me over at superdayHey all, This is really bugging me. Recently had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> with the regional office of an <span class='keyword_link'><a...321 month 3 weeks ago
+2$m or $mm$m or $mm? I prefer $m. There is only one 'm' in millions. While M = 1000 in Roman numerology and M^2 = MM, that's a weak-arse justification and an unnecessary letter. The second m is redundant. Who the hell would confuse $m as referring to anything other than...321 month 4 weeks ago
+2IB Analyst > Military Officer?currently, i'm an investment banking analyst in my second year. i just turned down my third year offer because 1) i didn't think banking was for me, so i wasn't going to become an associate, 2) i didn't think i could necessarily learn anything more, and 3) i wanted to move in...323 weeks 4 days ago
+5How to NOT Attend a Company Networking Session** Disclaimer ** This is based on a true story It started as an average day. I was waiting for this networking event for almost two months ever since I was invited to attend. And it was today! Everything was ready: resume updated and printed, schoolwork put aside, etc. The only thing that...311 month 2 weeks ago
+2New Credit Suisse CEO effects on equity research? (and IB as a whole)Hi guys, As many of you may know, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/credit-suisse">Credit Suisse</a></span>'s CEO Brady Dougan is being replaced by Tidjane Thiam in June, and many analysts are...2910 months 1 week ago
+3Meredith Whitney shuts down hedge fund because...well...she blew itThis is what happens when you think you're smarter than everybody because you were right once (see: Citigroup stock price, 2007-2009). from WSJ:[quote]Meredith Whitney shut her fledgling hedge fund, a setback for the ex-banking analyst who became one of Wall Street’s highest-profile...297 months 2 weeks ago
+2Chicago WSO Meetup - 2/19/2015 Who: Financial Professionals and College Students of Drinking Age What: WSO Meetup! Where: Sweetwater Tavern, 225 North Michigan Avenue at Water Street (between the River and Grant Park) When: 6:30 PM 2/19/2015 (Thursday) Why: Meet your fellow primates. Also, because Cries has...2811 months 2 weeks ago
+2Fundrise: Raising Real Estate Capital Online - Thoughts?I've known the crowdfunding firm Fundrise for a while now, but never really looked into it: https://fundrise.com/ Basically you go to their website, select a deal you like, and invest cash ($5,000 minimum), without physically meeting the sponsor/operator/developer. It's like buying...281 month 1 week ago
+2Cut throat and competitive storiesHey guys, so we hear of pretty crazy, competitive situations in nearly all levels: professional sports, high schools, university, and of course the workplace. There's examples everywhere: whether it's Michael Jordan ruining friendships over a game or the latest Tiger Mom shelling out...283 months 4 weeks ago
+2Community College to BBDear All, I used to read WSO religiously as I was dreaming of even just getting an interview at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I spent two years in...279 months 3 weeks ago
+2Equity Trader jobs dying down?I am currently in University at the moment, I was looking to go into Equity <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> at Investment banks after graduating. However...272 months 1 week ago
+2Warning for Non-EU Interns in LondonPosting from a throwaway. You may not be getting an offer in London. Today was the last day of my internship at a top 10 <span class='keyword_link'><a...254 months 3 weeks ago
+2The Truth About Online DatingThe founders of Coffee Meets Bagel gave a TED talk recently about online dating. Discuss. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mRWPqwyukGY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <!--break--> 253 months 1 week ago
+2What would it take for you to leave?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to check out the comment inside by DingDong<em> A common thing I've heard across multiple sectors is "I'll leave when the time is right". It seems people are either waiting for the next best thing or some kind of sign - perhaps...242 months 1 week ago
+2IBD Placement DataSee uploaded image for data. Won't allow me to link article, but data taken from a group called Vettery. I've copied the data down here for convenience, and added class size as well as percent placed for each school: 2014 Investment Banking Class UPenn: 102 / 2428 = 4.2% NYU:...233 months 1 week ago
+2Do I tell my boss? I feel uncomfortable for posting this, but I could use some advice. I took some time off from work to fly back to my parents to finish up my diagnostic testing for leukemia. If im diagnosed with leukemia, should I tell my boss or keep this a secret for as long as I can? 232 months 4 weeks ago
+2Interview Science: Slow Talkers Don't Get HiredAcross WSO you can find some great advice on how to approach an upcoming interview, but there's a paucity of science on the matter. However, the April 2015 Journal of Business and Psychology offers <a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10869-015-9403-z">a...229 months 2 weeks ago
+2Evercore vs. Goldman Houston Officehey guys, first time poster but i've been lurking for a while. offers to both in Houston for energy groups. which is better comp, team, exit ops, etc.? cheers223 months 2 days ago
+2Fund of Funds - let's hear the worst of the worstJust accepted a job and will be transitioning next week - comp is excellent and hours are incredibly reasonable (thoroughly vetted) . I know WSO has no love for the Fund of Funds life, so I'd like to hear what the potential land mines are. Note 1: Not using this to make a decision....222 months 1 week ago
+32nd year - TMT M&A Analyst AMAThis is a throwaway account because a lot of people know me on my usual handle. I am starting to get sick of my family and my blackberry surprisingly has not gone off in the last couple of hours, so I figured that I would try to give back to WSO, which has been monumental in my career...221 month 18 hours ago
+3Nothing rustles my jimmies more then kids who change their LinkedIn headline to Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst TryHards, man... If you are one of these people, please explain your rationale.2111 months 1 week ago
+2GS Video InterviewHas anyone heard back from the pre-recordsd video interviews they did for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>?211 month 3 weeks ago
+1Barclays Power & Utilities: Welcome to the JungleWow <h4>The Ten Commandments for Wall Street Interns</h4> [quote]Incoming Intern Class of 2015, Welcome to Power! I am sure you are all busy at training, but in the interest of helping your transition into the summer, and hopefully helping some of you secure Full-Time offers,...1206 months 10 hours ago
+2AMA 2 years MBB > PEI've been around the forums for awhile now and always appreciated people willing to share tips/advice. I have some free time before I start my PE gig so happy to answer some questions. Graduated from target undergrad, worked at <span class='keyword_link'><a...205 months 1 week ago
+2Medicine to ConsultingHello, another M.D. here considering defecting to the business / possibly consulting world. I'm out of medical school about 1.5 years (2.5 to go if i stuck with it), and am currently in a surgically related residency. Suffice it to say, I personally do not have a long term future in...203 weeks 5 days ago
+2Not drinking alcohol?Hey everyone. So I don't drink. It's a close personal choice. I don't see anything wrong with drinking and I don't look down on those who do drink. But I'm wondering...will this hurt me in the world of finance? Office politics, networking, etc. I'm kind of...193 months 4 weeks ago
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