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 What Apps Are You Using? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-apps-are-you-using <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-264080" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/what-apps-are-you-using"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/apps_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="apps.jpg" title="apps.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Monkeys:</p> <p>Being the tech nerd that I am, I am always curious to what apps people are using on their respected phones to get the most of them to receive the latest and most reputable information regarding markets, finance, etc. Which ones do you use daily? Why and for what purpose?</p> <p>Glimpse into mine:<br /> Yahoo! Finance<br /> MarketWatch<br /> Bloomberg<br /> CNN Money<br /> The Economist<br /> Alpha Investments (dividends)<br /> Palico News (for latest PE and VC News)<br /> Morningstar</p> <p>(And yes, I do have enough battery/storage for all of those on my phone haha)</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-apps-are-you-using#comments Monkeying Around Advice http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263891 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:00:09 +0000 John Rocker 263891 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Reaching out to MDs instead of Analysts. More efficient? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/reaching-out-to-mds-instead-of-analysts-more-efficient <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-264079" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/reaching-out-to-mds-instead-of-analysts-more-efficient"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/reach out md.thumbnail.jpg" alt="reach out md.jpg" title="reach out md.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="76" /></a></div> <p>Wouldn't this be more efficient. Instead of reaching out to everyone in between. Analysts and MDs are probably the best to. I've gotten the feeling that MDs are more responsive to emails.</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/reaching-out-to-mds-instead-of-analysts-more-efficient#comments I-Banking Bullpen Investment Banking http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263890 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:00:38 +0000 azndarkvader 263890 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com What do you want for Christmas under $1000? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-do-you-want-for-christmas-under-1000 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263691" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/what-do-you-want-for-christmas-under-1000"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/tumblr_my9urxOs3S1slogaso1_500.thumbnail.gif" alt="Nintendo 64!!!!" title="Nintendo 64!!!!" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="113" /></a></div> <p>Mint SNES with Castlevania, Final Fantasy II, Mortal Kombat III, Earthworm Jim and Contra? <a href="http://33.media.tumblr.com/8c587624104c54f68cebe0a2f58a4c71/tumblr_my9urxOs3S1slogaso1_500.gif" rel="nofollow">Yes please. </a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-do-you-want-for-christmas-under-1000#comments Monkeying Around christmas gifts http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263692 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:00:19 +0000 Firmex 263692 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar: Co-investments / FoFs: how this model is different and the skills it offers to a young professional -- 630pm ET, 11/24/14 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-co-investments-fofs-how-this-model-is-different-and-the-skills-it-offers-to-a-young <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-260194" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/webinar-co-investments-fofs-how-this-model-is-different-and-the-skills-it-offers-to-a-young"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_61.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, November 24th at 630pm ET, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentor John</a></span> will be hosting a webinar entitled <strong>"Co-investments / FoFs: how this model is different and the skills it offers to a young professional"]</strong>, with a q&amp;a session to follow.</p> <p>From John, the presenter: <em>I can also talk about my current role as an associate at a 2bn fund that is technically structured as a FoF and Co-investment fund but 95% of my time is spent of co-investments and how this model is different and the skills it offers to a young professional.</em></p> <p><strong>If you have any interest in learning more about Co-investments and Fund of Funds</strong>, you should definitely join us on Monday evening.<br /> <P></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/978-600-304" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Monday night, 630pm ET.</p> <p><strong>If you missed the webinar it will be available on the homepage for 24hours (2-3 weeks after the initial presentation) </strong> </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">November 24, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">6:30pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">7:30pm</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-co-investments-fofs-how-this-model-is-different-and-the-skills-it-offers-to-a-young" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-co-investments-fofs-how-this-model-is-different-and-the-skills-it-offers-to-a-young#comments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/260195 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:00:42 +0000 wsomentors 260195 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Do undesirable physical attributes affect your chances at recruiting? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/do-undesirable-physical-attributes-affect-your-chances-at-recruiting <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263664" style="width: 82px;"><a href="/forums/do-undesirable-physical-attributes-affect-your-chances-at-recruiting"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/physical attributes.thumbnail.jpg" alt="physical attributes.jpg" title="physical attributes.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="82" height="150" /></a></div> <p>Some people say as long as you can bring in cash, you're in. However even unintentionally, to what degree do you think being fat or short would affect your ability to land a job in IB?</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/do-undesirable-physical-attributes-affect-your-chances-at-recruiting#comments I-Banking Bullpen height http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263259 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:00:48 +0000 Misclyfe 263259 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com AMA: Australian IB (+ life, etc.) http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-australian-ib-life-etc <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263711" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/ama-australian-ib-life-etc"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 2.16.39 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 2.16.39 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 2.16.39 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>All,</p> <p>I have some free time over the next couple of days and I've seen a few posts asking about Australian IB, getting a job in Australia, life in Australia etc. over the last few weeks so thought I'd do an AMA for anyone interested. Happy to answer questions about Australian IB, life here etc. - basically anything anyone may be curious about. I'll answer what I can and will pull in some other Australians on here if they can answer things I can't. </p> <p>For background, I went to a top target university in Australia, am an incoming analyst at a so called top-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> and interned at a smaller bank for my SA. Also did a large portion of my degree in the US so can comfortably chat about the difference between the places in terms of IB etc.</p> <p><b>Some things you may find interesting:</b> </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-australian-ib-life-etc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-australian-ib-life-etc#comments I-Banking Bullpen Australia IB http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263688 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:00:43 +0000 notthehospitalER 263688 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com NorthSider's Semi-Regular, Curated Linkwrap - November 2014 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/northsiders-semi-regular-curated-linkwrap-november-2014 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263503" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/northsiders-semi-regular-curated-linkwrap-november-2014"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/NHM_Curated1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="NHM_Curated1.jpg" title="NHM_Curated1.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>All too often lately, it seems, I am behind on replying to private messages. Though it is my sincerest intention to follow up on each item in my backlog, there is one question I receive more than all others: <b>Which newspapers, blogs, periodicals, books, editorialists, academics, etc. do you follow?</b></p> <p>As such, opportunism beckons. To the end of clearing a fair portion of my PM inventory, I have decided to initiate a semi-regular, curated linkwrap of writing on which I've been musing. </p> <p>Just how regular these posts will be, I cannot say. But I will do my very best to offer content that is thematically manifold, disputatious, and discerning. Often, I will point to multiple articles offering variant views on a singular topic; always, the material will be interdisciplinary and perhaps a bit pedantic.</p> <p>I do count on seeing you back here. And, as ever, I hope to galvanize your deepest animosity, which you are free - nay, encouraged - to expel in the comments.</p> <p>-NorthSider</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/northsiders-semi-regular-curated-linkwrap-november-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/northsiders-semi-regular-curated-linkwrap-november-2014#comments amazon articles current affairs events linkwrap news http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263504 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:00:01 +0000 NorthSider 263504 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com ANNOUNCEMENT: New Partnership with Learn Signal (CFA training) http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/announcement-new-partnership-with-learn-signal-cfa-training <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263364" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/announcement-new-partnership-with-learn-signal-cfa-training"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 2.12.14 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Learn Signal " title="Learn Signal " rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="46" /></a></div> <p>We're very happy to announce a new partnership for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1145861&amp;c=cart&amp;aff=44880&amp;ejc=2&amp;cl=175031" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CFA</a></span> training company Learn Signal.</p> <p>From Learn Signal: <em>We are focused on providing professional education courses to individuals looking to progress in their career. 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I am looking to make minimum 6-7% returns.<br /> One solution would probably be crowdfunding for loans, which can yield interesting returns, but I would be extremely interested in understanding what other people on this site do with their money.</p> <p>Thanks</p> <p>MrLondon</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-to-do-with-my-bonus#comments Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics bonus investments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/262836 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:00:20 +0000 MrLondon 262836 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com