Wall Street Oasis - Investment Banking & Finance Community http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/frontpage/feed The Wall Street Finance Community where investment bankers, consultants, traders, private equity and hedge fund professionals come to learn and play. en Thank You To Our Sponsors http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/thank-you-to-our-sponsors <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-247910" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/thank-you-to-our-sponsors"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/thank you_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="thank you.jpg" title="thank you.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="144" /></a></div> <p>We'd like to thank the Wall Street Oasis sponsors that help keep the community free for everyone and we encourage all of you to check them out below!</p> <p><strong> <a href="http://about.bloomberginstitute.com/" rel="nofollow">Bloomberg Institute</a> - REDEFINING<br /> FINANCE RECRUITING</strong><br /> Take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test to determine and showcase your strengths and connect with financial employers worldwide.</p> <p><strong> <a href="http://www.clearadmit.com/" rel="nofollow">Clear Admit</a> - MBA Admissions Consulting</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/thank-you-to-our-sponsors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/thank-you-to-our-sponsors#comments Arden Reed blank label Blog Clear Admit Veritas GMAT Prep Wall Street Prep http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/161998 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:00:02 +0000 AndyLouis 161998 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar: Paths to a Hedge Fund Job -- 5pm ET, 10/20/14 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-paths-to-a-hedge-fund-job-5pm-et-102014 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-254034" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/webinar-paths-to-a-hedge-fund-job-5pm-et-102014"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_54.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wso mentors.jpg" title="wso mentors.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="149" /></a></div> <p>On Monday, October 20th at 5pm ET, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentors</a></span> will be hosting a webinar focused on <strong>Paths to a Hedge Fund Job</strong>, with a q&amp;a session to follow.</p> <p>The webinar will be hosted by WSO mentor Ann, <strong>an industry veteran with experience working at a Hedge Fund.</strong> </p> <p><strong>If you have any interest in learning how to break into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-career-guide">hedge fund industry</a></span></strong>, you should definitely join us on Monday afternoon.<br /> <P></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/131-787-968" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Monday, 5pm ET. </p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">When:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 20, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">5:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">6:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-eventtype"> <div class="field-label">Event type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Other Meetup </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-paths-to-a-hedge-fund-job-5pm-et-102014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-paths-to-a-hedge-fund-job-5pm-et-102014#comments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/254035 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:13 +0000 wsomentors 254035 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Firm Compensation http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/firm-compensation <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-254134" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/firm-compensation"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/firm comp.thumbnail.jpg" alt="firm comp.jpg" title="firm comp.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="101" /></a></div> <p>Now that recruiting is coming to a wrap, does anyone want to begin compiling how much firms are offering in terms of first year comp? (Base-Signing)? This could apply to both banks (S&amp;T) and prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>.</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/firm-compensation#comments Traders Train compensation trading http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/253777 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:20 +0000 euroazn 253777 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Join the WSO Resume Review Team http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/join-the-wso-resume-review-team <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-146881" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/join-the-wso-resume-review-team"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/resume_review_service_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="resume_review_service.jpg" title="resume_review_service.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="97" /></a></div> <p>We are looking to add several Resume Reviewers to the WSO Resume Review team. </p> <p><strong>Requirements:</strong> </p> <li>At least 1 year of professional experience in Investment Banking or other financial field, IB and/or PE background preferred</li> <li>Previous experience screening resumes, experience with IB resumes preferred</li> <li>Strong attention to detail </li> <li>Willingness to go above and beyond to make the client happy</li> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/join-the-wso-resume-review-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/join-the-wso-resume-review-team#comments Get a Job resume Review http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/146876 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:07 +0000 AndyLouis 146876 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com AMA: Non-Target 2014 grad with 2 off-cycle BB offers (ER & DCM) http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-non-target-2014-grad-with-2-off-cycle-bb-offers-er-dcm <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-254493" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/ama-non-target-2014-grad-with-2-off-cycle-bb-offers-er-dcm"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/ama_9.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ama.jpg" title="ama.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="55" /></a></div> <p>I've been a long-time WSO reader and have read countless AMA's that have helped me out along the way, and with FT recruiting in full swing I thought it'd be cool to share my story and give whatever advice I could to people in similar situations to myself.</p> <p>So first I'll start with my background: I went to a small liberal arts school (non-target) and doubled majored in econ/pre-med (3.4 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span>). I was a varsity athlete and had a couple of awards to my name but nothing even remotely transferrable to finance. After not knowing what field I wanted to go into, I got my start junior year summer with a part-time <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span> (and when I say part-time I mean I was in the office two days a week, 3 tops). </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-non-target-2014-grad-with-2-off-cycle-bb-offers-er-dcm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-non-target-2014-grad-with-2-off-cycle-bb-offers-er-dcm#comments WSO Success Stories AMA http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/254048 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:00:23 +0000 seekingalphabet 254048 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Blackstone to Spin Off Financial Advisory Business http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blackstone-to-spin-off-financial-advisory-business <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-254558" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/blackstone-to-spin-off-financial-advisory-business"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 5.10.19 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 5.10.19 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 5.10.19 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="94" /></a></div> <div class="quote-msg quote-nest-1"> <div class="wso_icons quote-icon"></div> <div class="quote-author"></div> <p class="firstp"> <b><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Blackstone</a></span> to Spin Off Financial Advisory Business</b></p> <p>Business to be Combined with PJT Partners, Paul J. Taubman to Become Chairman and CEO</p> <p>New York, October 10, 2014. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackstone-group">Blackstone</a></span> (NYSE:<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/blackstone-group">BX</a></span>) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to spin off its financial and strategic advisory services, restructuring and reorganization advisory services, and its Park Hill fund placement businesses and combine these businesses with PJT Partners, an independent financial advisory firm founded by Paul J. Taubman. The parties expect the transaction to close in 2015.</p> <p>The new entity will be an independent, publicly traded company, which will be led by Mr. Taubman, 53, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding PJT Partners, Mr. Taubman spent 30 years at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> where he served as Co-President of the Institutional Securities Group. Prior to becoming Co-President, he was the Head of Global Investment Banking and Head of its Global Mergers and Acquisitions Department. Since leaving <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>, Mr. Taubman, acting independently, has advised corporate clients on some of the largest M&amp;A transactions in recent years and began building an elite team of senior bankers to form PJT Partners. </p> </div> <p>Link inside the post </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blackstone-to-spin-off-financial-advisory-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/blackstone-to-spin-off-financial-advisory-business#comments I-Banking Bullpen BX http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/254038 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:00:20 +0000 Equities-In-Dallas 254038 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-250305" style="width: 111px;"><a href="/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="111" height="150" /></a></div> <p><b>Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+</b>:</p> <p>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 Database</a></span> this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new trends to bring the grand total to a whopping 500+ questions (nothing beats that). </p> <p>The beauty of how we structure the IB Prep Pack is that both the technical and fit guides walk you through the most common beginner, intermediate and advanced questions while also giving you great sample answers. On top of that, we now also provide you with a MASSIVE appendix with the following banks below that allows you to see the type of interview questions being asked at various levels AT SPECIFIC FIRMS.</p> <p>No other guide gives you a great foundation AND great company specific insight, so don't miss out before we bump the price! </p> <p><center><a class="green-button" href="https://il130.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/addProduct?productId=37" rel="nofollow">Get the NEW IB Prep Pack Today</a></center></p> <p>REMEMBER, ALL PREVIOUS CUSTOMERS GET THIS UPDATED VERSION FOR FREE! (Info inside the post...)</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released#comments fit guide IBD Interviews Investment Banking Networking technical questions wso guides http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/250306 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:00:57 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 250306 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar: How to be successful at fundraising for your start-up -- 3pm, 10/22/14 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-how-to-be-successful-at-fundraising-for-your-start-up-3pm-102214 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-254039" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/webinar-how-to-be-successful-at-fundraising-for-your-start-up-3pm-102214"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_55.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wso mentors.jpg" title="wso mentors.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="149" /></a></div> <p>On Wednesday, October 22nd at 3pm, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentors</a></span> will be hosting a webinar focused on <strong>How to be successful at fundraising for your start-up</strong>, with a q&amp;a session to follow.</p> <p>The webinar will be hosted by a WSO mentor Mark Peter Davis, <strong>an industry veteran with experience in Venture Capital and Startups.</strong> You can view his linkedin <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=1038838&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=pWmQ&amp;locale=en_US&amp;trk=tyah2&amp;trkInfo=tarId%3A1412869831277%2Ctas%3Amark%20peter%20davis%2Cidx%3A1-1-1" rel="nofollow">here</a>. He is currently a managing partner with Interplay Ventures. More information: <a href="http://mpd.me" title="http://mpd.me" rel="nofollow">http://mpd.me</a></p> <p><strong>If you're considering leaving Wall Street (or avoiding it altogether) to raise capital for an idea</strong>, you should definitely join us on Tuesday.<br /> <P></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/502-885-725" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Wednesday afternoon, 3pm. </p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">When:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 22, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">3:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-eventtype"> <div class="field-label">Event type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Other Meetup </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-how-to-be-successful-at-fundraising-for-your-start-up-3pm-102214" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-how-to-be-successful-at-fundraising-for-your-start-up-3pm-102214#comments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/254040 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:00:22 +0000 wsomentors 254040 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-240901" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Applicant-Profile-Template.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Applicant-Profile-Template.jpg" title="Applicant-Profile-Template.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="102" /></a></div> <p>Given 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 Database.</p> <p>This vision for the database is to allow all WSO users to create a detailed "Applicant Profile" that can be used by recruiters and companies to find great talent. It is similar to an online resume you see on LinkedIn, but with a lot more detail around actual skills relevant to financial positions, scores and certifications so that recruiters can use it to filter through candidates that are a great match for their spots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance#comments Get a Job WSO Applicant Database http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/240902 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:00:25 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 240902 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Biology Major to Business Analyst? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/biology-major-to-business-analyst <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-255105" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/biology-major-to-business-analyst"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/biology.thumbnail.jpg" alt="biology.jpg" title="biology.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="150" /></a></div> <p>Hi,</p> <p>I'm currently a 4th year biology major at a school in Virginia. I'm about to graduate with a licensure to teach in schools. As you may have guessed, at one point in my life, medicine is all that interested me! However, over the past four years, I've become steadily disillusioned by the time it takes to become a physician, so I've decided against it. I took my MCAT, did pretty well, and would be able to gain admission to a decent Medical School, but it's just not for me. I don't care for another 4 years of academic rigor, only to be inundated with Licensure Exams for the rest of my life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/biology-major-to-business-analyst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/biology-major-to-business-analyst#comments Monkeying Around Biology Major; confused; http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/254840 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:00:16 +0000 UndergraduateGurl 254840 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com