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 to do with my bonus? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-to-do-with-my-bonus <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-264077" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/what-to-do-with-my-bonus"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/bonus_6.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bonus.jpg" title="bonus.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="99" /></a></div> <p>Hi everyone</p> <p>I am about to get paid a bonus in December and I'm not sure how to invest it.</p> <p>I already own a flat, and I dont want to buy more property just yet (anyway the size of the bonus wouldnt allow it)<br /> I hate stocks (dont ask me why - i just do and dont want to invest my money in equity)</p> <p>What are the alternatives? 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 Duke Fuqua tops Bloomberg Businessweek's 2014 MBA ranking http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/duke-fuqua-tops-bloomberg-businessweeks-2014-mba-ranking <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-264063" style="width: 98px;"><a href="/forums/duke-fuqua-tops-bloomberg-businessweeks-2014-mba-ranking"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/bloomberg_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bloomberg.jpg" title="bloomberg.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="98" height="150" /></a></div> <p><a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-11-11/best-business-schools-2014-the-complete-rankings-table" rel="nofollow">The Complete 2014 Business School Ranking</a></p> <p>Certainly a shocker.</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/duke-fuqua-tops-bloomberg-businessweeks-2014-mba-ranking#comments Business School Barrage MBA http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/262513 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:00:10 +0000 Guest1655 262513 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get... http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/wso-mobile-offers-text-wso-to-38470-and-get <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-216469" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/wso-mobile-offers-text-wso-to-38470-and-get"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.27.31 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.27.31 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.27.31 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="70" /></a></div> <p>If you text the 3 letters "WSO" to the # 38470, you will be entered to receive 1 special discount every month to WSO's products and services...these include WSO Resume Review, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentors</a></span>, Financial Modeling Training, WSO Job Board, WSO Video Library and more...again, it's as simple as texting the 3 letters "WSO" to 38470 :-)</p> <p>Thank you for supporting the WSO community,<br /> Patrick<br /> If you text the 3 letters "WSO" to the # 38470, you will be entered to receive 1 special discount every month to WSO's products and services...these include WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resume review</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentors</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://wallstreetprep.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&amp;aff_id=1000&amp;source=InText" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">financial modeling training</a></span>, WSO Job Board, WSO Video Library and more...again, it's as simple as texting the 3 letters "WSO" to 38470 :-)</p> <p>Thank you for supporting the WSO community,<br /> Patrick</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/wso-mobile-offers-text-wso-to-38470-and-get" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/wso-mobile-offers-text-wso-to-38470-and-get#comments Blog WSO Discounts http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/216470 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:19 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 216470 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/financial-valuation-modeling-boot-camp <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-251330" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/financial-valuation-modeling-boot-camp"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wsp.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wsp.jpg" title="wsp.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="146" /></a></div> <p><strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/" rel="nofollow">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. 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Discounts do not apply to seminars run by <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" rel="nofollow">CFA</a></span> Societies.*** </p> <p>If you can't attend a boot camp, train yourself with <a href=https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/">Wall Street Prep</a>'s popular <strong>Self-Study programs</strong> and get 15% off as a visitor from WSO! You won’t find that deal anywhere else. 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However even unintentionally, to what degree do you think being fat or short would affect your ability to land a job in IB? </p> </div> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/my-journey-to-bb-5-lessons-to-share">My journey to BB: 5 lessons to share</a></strong> Post By <a href="/user/242329" class="mentions mentions-242329" title="Banananker">@Banananker</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/wso-weekly-wrap-up-1115-1120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/wso-weekly-wrap-up-1115-1120#comments weekly wrap up http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263928 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:30:00 +0000 InvestmentJunkie 263928 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Some Observations from an MD http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-observations-from-an-md <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263163" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/some-observations-from-an-md"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/md.thumbnail.jpg" alt="md.jpg" title="md.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>So I'm recovering from a procedure and out of commission for a couple days, and I thought I would use the downtime share a few observations / career guidance for those people starting out in the business. Take this with a pinch of salt, as its one person's advice, but these are all things that have served me well over the years. To give you a bit of background, I've spent more than 14 years in the industry, having started as an analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> M&amp;A group, and principally worked in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> M&amp;A, although increasingly sector focused. I now run a sector coverage team at one of the leading firms, across all products including M&amp;A.</p> <p><b>1. You are your deal experience:</b> Your ability to be an effective senior banker (or senior private equity professional or corporate M&amp;A head or even hedge fund manager) is almost entirely an accumulated sum of the wisdom, knowledge and experience you gain doing deals. Every transaction is unique and one's ability to provide customized high stakes advice or judgment (and the stakes are always high) on tactics, pricing, counterparties, structure, etc. is a function of having been there before enough times that you know instinctively how to react. The single biggest thing you can do as analyst to guarantee your success later on is to work on as many complex transactions as possible and dig deep to ensure you really understand what is going on. I read a thread somewhere where people were saying its better to avoid live transactions since they kill you, and it doesn't affect PE recruiting. I can guarantee that the analyst who has worked on more live deals when they start at H&amp;F or Apollo or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Blackstone</a></span> is going to get the best staffing and experience, and its a virtuous cycle thereafter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-observations-from-an-md" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-observations-from-an-md#comments I-Banking Bullpen investment-banking http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263092 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:00:41 +0000 mergersandacquisitions78 263092 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 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:22:01 +0000 NorthSider 263504 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Ethics Test - Sharing Secret Documents http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/ethics-test-sharing-secret-documents <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263887" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/ethics-test-sharing-secret-documents"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/firedforcause.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Also fired, but kinda different..." title="Also fired, but kinda different..." rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <p>What would you do if you got your hands on confidential documents that could greatly benefit your firm? What do you think your firm would do if they found out? <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-20/goldman-says-it-fired-banker-who-obtained-n-y-fed-information.html" rel="nofollow">A recent piece in Bloomberg</a> discusses a similar situation at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>:</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/ethics-test-sharing-secret-documents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/ethics-test-sharing-secret-documents#comments ethics Goldman Sachs http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/263888 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:30:00 +0000 mikesswimn 263888 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Wall Street Oasis SEO Interns Needed NOW http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-174836" style="width: 134px;"><a href="/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/INTERNSHIP_0.thumbnail.png" alt="INTERNSHIP.png" title="INTERNSHIP.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="134" height="150" /></a></div> <p>Wall 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.</p> <p> <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now">See inside the post for more info >>> </a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/wall-street-oasis-seo-interns-needed-now#comments Get a Job internship http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/138525 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:00:32 +0000 AndyLouis 138525 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Interview question: Why is this HF better than others? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/interview-question-why-is-this-hf-better-than-others <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-263970" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/interview-question-why-is-this-hf-better-than-others"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/hedge fund_3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="hedge fund.jpg" title="hedge fund.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="102" /></a></div> <p>Hi</p> <p>I have an interview coming, and this question will probably be asked.</p> <p>Obviously the answer depends on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, but what are the big differentiation factors of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>?</p> <p>Thanks</p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/interview-question-why-is-this-hf-better-than-others#comments Hedge Funhouse 1st interview http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/256225 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:00:56 +0000 Glabibou 256225 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com