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  1. 2015 Analyst Salary Bump Megathread

    Let's try to keep a running list going as people go through full-time recruiting and even starting for internships next year. The following list is just from people I know personally. Feel free to expand in the comments. Confirmed pay jump: Goldman C ...

    284 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 3:57am -

  2. Getting burglarized, what to do?

    Again we all got killed at work this week, leaving in the sunrise and working until the wee hours for some endless pitches, but also interesting deal driven stuff, valuation and some board meetings. This weekend was supposed to be a sweet one given the Qu ...

    36 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 26 2015 - 1:45pm -

  3. Goldman Sachs Asset Management: Analyst Culture

    Im curious about the culture at a Goldman Sachs for an analyst in the Asset Management division (GSAM): Specifically, I'd like to know:- How many hours per week they work.- If the work is stimulating and exciting (relative to other groups)- Salary an ...

    95 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  4. Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate

    Does anyone know anything about the Commercial Real Estate program at Wells Fargo? It's one of the business lines in their 3-year Financial Analyst rotational program. https://www.wellsfargo.com/careers/mbas_undergrads... I would be interested in any ...

    34 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  5. WSO: What Not To Do

    Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursdays- this post originally went up May 2008, enjoy Some advice for all the prospective monkeys out there... #1- For those of you on this forum and looking for a job... you are entitled to nothing. No one on here owes you sh ...

    74 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 13 2014 - 5:00pm -

  6. Asset Management Interview Preparation

    Hi all, I recently got a 1st round interview for an analyst role at a mid-size Asset Management firm (deals with both institutional and high wet work individuals). I was wondering what would be the interview process will be like. Any technical should I br ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  7. Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services- Valuation

    I'm posting this here to get some take on this full-time position with E&Y. I'm very interested in investment banking at some time in my career (even if it is later than sooner), and I have an interview for this position. Here are two questi ...

    57 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  8. Getting ripped off in NYC

    Fellow Monkeys, I've never been to NYC (besides interviews) and I'm having a hard time trying to find apartments for my upcoming FT IBD gig. I understand brokers are the best way to go, but I'm afraid of getting ripped off (considering I li ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2014 - 4:00am -

  9. Affordable Clothing for a First Year Analyst

    I am buying a new wardrobe for my position as a first year anayst. I am starting with nothing so I imagine I will have to buy a lot of stuff (I've read 2 suits, 5-10 dress shirts, 2-3 pairs of shoes, 3-4 ties, 5-10 dress socks, 3-4 dress slacks and 2 ...

    96 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  10. What banker careers REALLY look like: The DATA

    Moderator Note (Andy) this was originally posted by bankerella on 9/5/12 All right, folks, got some hard stats here. Read 'em and weep, or rejoice (you know who you are). Reminder: this is longitudinal career data from a sample set of several hundred ...

    106 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 7:11pm -

  11. I am a Biology Major how can I become an investment banker?

    I am going into my last year at Northeastern University as a biology major. It it obviously too late to switch my major. I was originally planning on heading towards med-school but after shadowing/talking with doctors I have come to the conclusion it just ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  12. Big4 First Year Salary+Bonus

    Does anyone have any info on big4 Transaction Services and Advisory salary for first years? In New York, I assume less thanl BB IB but is it even close? Cant find much info on it. analyst bonus Salary ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  13. Interivew with duffmt6, 2nd Year IBD Analyst, Part 1/2

    Below is the first installment of an interview with WSO Certified User and 2nd year banking analyst ' duffmt6 '. Interview conducted by Asatar. SEE PART 2 1) What is your background and how did you get into investment banking? I graduated from a ...

    29 comments - 5 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 2:23pm -

  14. Salary expectation in email- Please help, need to respond tonight

    Hey guys, I had a quick question for you. I received an email from a managing partner of a boutique asking me what my expected compensation would be as an analyst (I received this after interviewing with another partner). The firm is based in Chicago and ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  15. What banker careers really look like: schools and promotion rates

    Hi guys. Answering your questions on career path to start with; also giving some initial generalities about what undergrad schools I'm seeing. The full cut of undergrad/b-school and exit opps data is on the way. Reminder: this is longitudinal career ...

    38 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 28 2012 - 10:09am -

  16. Older associate moved to my office, stealing my job

    This thread isn't to whine, but I'm just curious if anybody has had this happen. And the thread title is misleading, because my job security is fine and my pay is unaffected. I was hired to work on modeling and other interesting stuff. That' ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2013 - 3:15am -

  17. Interview with 'That Analyst that Joked about Starting His Own Fund'... and Actually Did It

    The following is an interview with tt1254, an analyst who quit and started his own fund. He is also available to answer your questions, ask away. Are you a professional and want to do an interview? View our interview template here and then email me your r ...

    27 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 3 2013 - 2:58pm -

  18. Allen & Co, why do you hide?

    I'm very curious about Allen and co. Allegedly the best media related I Bank out there and the don't even have a website... Any ideas as to why they are so private? Do they recruit through connections alone? Strikes me as very unusual. Does any ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  19. 2nd year IB Analyst taking questions

          Hi everyone, I'm a longtime lurker of this forum but I've never posted before. The information I got here over the past couple of years was hugely helpful when I was in school and looking for my job in banking, and still use ...

    61 comments - 6 silver bananas - Nov 28 2012 - 9:48pm -

  20. can i still make it into banking at what point do i give up please advise

         . analyst Banking failure job investment non-target stories dream success ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 3:36pm -

  21. Good Associates vs. Bad Associates- How They Affect Your Work Experience As An Analyst

    Moderator Note (Andy): Best of WSO- this post originally went up August 2007 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. I don't really think this has been discussed and I think it's worth delving ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2012 - 3:50am -

  22. Won't Question, Won't Answer

    Though it may be a sisyphean task, I'd like to try and start a lucid discussion about gays in the military. More specifically, I am interested where you guys stand on the subject of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and how much the men and ...

    99 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2010 - 12:16pm -

  23. Life Plan (for Everyone) to Ponder

    Andy note: Best of WSO- this post originally went up December 2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. After reading and commenting on this board it is very clear that everyone has goals/dreams and a ...

    64 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  24. Please give me your thoughts- I am looking for guidance from Wall Streets brightest minds.

    Good afternoon WallStreetOasis. This is my first post but I have been reading these forums for the better part of three years and I simply can't believe the level of "talent" that contributes to this community. My situation seems to be very ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2014 - 2:37pm -

  25. Interview w/ Baseball Pro turned Real Estate Acquisitions Analyst

    The following is an interview with RE Acquisitions Analyst and new WSO Blogger PinkPoloShorts (he is also available to answer your questions) Are you a professional and want to do an interview? View our interview template here and then email me your respo ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 28 2013 - 8:45pm -

  26. Non-BB Equity Research Q&A with First Year Analyst

          Hey all, Was reading through Flake's ER Q&A posted around the holidays and thought that his thread was fantastic. My experience / background is a little different than his was, so I wanted to start this thread as an opportuni ...

    57 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 4:02am -

  27. Capital One Analyst Online Assessment

    Hello, I just took the Capital One online assessment tests and the numeric test was hard not hard in the sense of the math but the allotted time, so I wasn't done! I know they said you can still pass even if ure not done, but do you guys know how the ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  28. it doesn’t matter how much you make

          Because your lifestyle and expectations move up with your income. Apparently why you shouldn't do banking for the money- which is the reason we are all here. Discuss analyst Money Life long hours ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2012 - 10:48am -

  29. Networking with Others

          Hi, I wanted to hear your opinions on networking with people you absolutely do not know. Should I attempt it? To illustrate a bit- finding somebody at a BB or MM on LinkedIn, connecting with them and then try to get them on the phone/ ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2014 - 2:17pm -

  30. Final Round for Credit Risk Analyst at BB

          I will be having the SuperDay for the Credit Risk FT analyst position at a BB soon, and I would love to hear more advice on what I should expect for the final round. Would there be a lot of technical/accounting questions? I never took ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2013 - 10:09pm -

  31. Interview with duffmt6, 2nd Year IBD Analyst, (part 2/2)

    Below is the second and final part of an interview with WSO Certified User and 2nd year banking analyst ' duffmt6 '. Interview conducted by Asatar. See Part 1 Here. 3) Could you describe a typical day on the job? There isn't really a typica ...

    10 comments - 5 silver bananas - Feb 24 2013 - 5:45pm -

  32. MM IBD to Mgmt Consulting

    Fellow Monkeys, MM IBD to Big 4 Mgmt consulting is it possible?? Read below if you want further details. Thanks a lot- ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2014 - 1:57pm -

  33. $137,000 for a 1st year analyst?

          The average comp for a 1st year at Brown Brothers Harriman is (according to the Company Database) $137,000. Can this be right? I didn't think they were performing well enough to offer that kind of pay. analyst Salary BBH Brown Br ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2014 - 4:28pm -

  34. I work for Edward Jones!

    Now, answer honestly...could you ever see yourself saying those words? How about if one of your buddies hit you with that line? What would be your reaction? Everywhere I turn lately, I see examples of people "living the dream". Generally, their ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2010 - 11:40am -

  35. Hindenburg Confirmed; Dow Heading to 5,000

    Don't shoot the messenger: the Dow might be in real trouble. The Hindenburg Omen has officially been confirmed, and the blind mathematician behind the theory has exited the market entirely, for what that's worth. Friday's market close was a ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2010 - 12:26pm -

  36. Yes I've used the search function: Any banks still hiring?

    Non target senior here- very strong resume and a strong network. I've had my resume passed on to HR by VPs and Associates of BBs and MMs but I haven't had much luck... my contacts (who aren't really involved with recruiting) are telling me ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 1:03am -

  37. Downhill Flow Illustration

    Midas Mulligan Magoo's blog       analyst vp wallstreetoasis FML monkey living Blog ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2010 - 1:26pm -

  38. Low Social Status is Bad for Your Health

    In this week's Economist magazine, it was reported that a study on the social behavior of monkeys found that there is a strong link between the rank of a monkey in a social circle and a monkey's level of risk for falling ill to disease. Basicall ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2012 - 8:33pm -

  39. Are Ear Piercings Appropriate for BB IBD Analysts?!!

          I have 2 piercings (1 on cartilage, 1 on ear lobe). I'll be starting in a BB in NYC for full time and I was wondering if it is appropriate for work. Should I swap the rings to less flashy pins, or do I have to keep them off at al ...

    129 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2011 - 10:21am -

  40. CFA1 for prospective IB analyst, Non-Econ Major?

    Hi all, a bit about my background: *May 2015 non-econ graduate from top 5 school (ivy) *Neuroscience & Behavior major without any undergrad econ courses *Non IB Summer 2014 internship, in financial services executive recruitment, still currently there ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 3 2014 - 12:33pm -

  41. Taking 6 months off to travel Europe- suggestions?

    Hi everyone, I am starting my analyst stint in ~6 months. Graduated a semester early to travel Europe, had epiphany that this would be the last time I'd have the opportunity to do something like this. I have restricted my traveling to Europe be ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2013 - 12:51pm -

  42. Bonus Season Is Upon Us

    It's June 1st, kids, and that means it's crunch time. Only one month left to sacrifice blood, sweat, and tears in a mad dash for the top bucket. By all rights, analyst bonuses should be a lot better this year than the last two years. And here� ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2014 - 5:02pm -

  43. Duff & Phelps IBD

          Looks like there hasn't been any updated posts regarding Duff & Phelps, the company had very negative views in previous posts. Can anyone share some thoughts on this firm now? Seems like they've been ramping up their IBD ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2012 - 10:51am -

  44. Getting exposure to Modeling

    For anyone who has followed the string of posts that I've put together over the past few months/years, you'll know that I've been fighting an uphill battle since graduating college. To keep the back story brief, I fought my way into a bouti ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2014 - 6:40pm -

  45. Time to kill before starting as an analyst in IB

          So I have 3-4 months before starting at a boutique IB in London with the new analyst class. I was wondering what sort of things other people have done that: A) is fun B) can potentially add to your CV or at least provide an interestin ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2014 - 7:58am -

  46. RBC vs Chicago prop trading

          So I already have an offer to be a trader at a prop shop in Chicago but I recently got a call from a friend at RBC and he offered me a job as a quant in their cash equities execution division. Now the RBC job is in NYC and I am not su ...

    54 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2012 - 11:39am -

  47. Greenhill vs. Centerview, Full-Time Analyst Decision for NY

    I'm trying to decide between full time offers at the two banks, and was wondering if anyone could provide an additional opinion. Also, if someone has a higher level understanding of pros/cons between being a career banker and moving into HF /PE, and ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2012 - 12:49am -

  48. Top PE vs BB IBD

          I have accepted an offer to join as a 1st Year Analyst next year after the summer internship. The platform is great and, most importantly, the team is really nice. Currently interviewing with a top mega PE fund (one of these premium f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2012 - 2:03pm -

  49. Out of Work two months, One year out of 'Target'

          Reposting my resume edited for privacy. I've been out of undergrad one year now and have worked on two contracts with a development finance institution. I'm trying to move into an Analyst role dealing with emerging markets, ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2014 - 9:25pm -

  50. What to WEAR?

          I have a stint, not an SA gig, at a BB coming up, and I was wondering what to wear? What color suit, shirt, shoes, tie? If you think of anything else that's beneficial, please include that too! Please help me out, and thanks in a ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2013 - 10:59pm -

  51. 2 years of experience, trying to break into consulting

          Hey guys, I have two years of experience and I'm trying to either break into consulting or get into a good MBA program. Let me know what I can change in my resume to improve it. Thanks! Updated link (changed interests): http://ww ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2013 - 9:31pm -

  52. Very Opinionated Coworker

    I'm home on this Fri night typing this because 6+ months of buried anger has finally risen to the top. Just got back from work and feel the need to rant. I started with my analyst class last summer. There's another Analyst who's very ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2014 - 9:39pm -

  53. GAME CHANGER in the world of modeling

    I found it very strange not to be able to find anything about Thinknum on WSO. All the analysts are already using this, all the major publications writing about it, and venture capitalists backing the project. I've only been a part of it for couple d ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 30 2014 - 11:51am -

  54. What's your house worth?

    Many younger people are looking to buy real estate with the current rates being so low. How much of a mortgage should a junior level analyst (1yr- 3rys) take out for a house/apartment? I'm just curious to know if anyone has bought a house at a ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2013 - 3:50pm -

  55. After an afternoon conference call, when a client asks for pointless analysis by tomorrow morning that will take all night

    What the MD immediately does: How the VP provides guidance: How the Associate delegates: How the Analyst feels: Kudos to a poor Analyst at a Boutique IB in Denver for the submission Got your own ideas/gifs? Send em to: [email protected] View more at ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2012 - 5:53pm -

  56. Cougars...

          I'm curious as to what the overall opinion is on these wonderful women. What age actually classifies a woman as a "cougar"? (I would go with 35 & up). It is funny, but it seems as though I get more attention from th ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2010 - 6:18pm -

  57. Can a First Year Analyst really afford $1,500-$1,600 for rent?

          Is this on the upper end of a First Year's budget or just about what one should expect? analyst ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2012 - 3:09pm -

  58. Working at Toronto Boutique

    So back in February, I got snubbed by a BB ibank for a SA position in Toronto. I ended up cold-emailing boutique firms in Toronto and joined one here. When I met the guy, he told me the summer post would be unpaid with a bonus and that I would "make ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2011 - 2:47pm -

  59. Investment Banking in Latin America (Andean Region)

    Hello Everyone, I have a friend from Colombia/Chile/Ecuador/Peru who wants to get into finance (S&T or banking). He is an international student who went to a US top 50 state university that has some OCR. However, he is a 2.0 math major with somewhat i ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2012 - 8:07am -

  60. How much do you save

          Hello all, Curious to know how much people saved over a two or three year stretch while working as an IB analyst. If you could list your city as well which would be helpful. Also, if anyone has advice of what the target should be to s ...

    96 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2011 - 1:49am -

  61. Is my friend lying about his compensation?

    One of my friends last year got a job with Morgan Stanley 's private equity team in or near Philly. He didn't even have a BB internship but got into MS, and that's great for him, but all of the guys told me that he said he'd be making ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 9:45am -

  62. Semi-Target Transfers

          Outdated thank you for help analyst Internship BB transfer Salary Network ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2014 - 9:17pm -

  63. BAML FMAP Opportunity

          Got an offer recently still waiting for specifics but does anyone know the starting compensation and progression for this Program located In NYC. Also is this considered Middle office? Any other specific information would be helpful. ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2013 - 8:42pm -

  64. Frustrated macro HF analyst: Stay or go?

          This is probably not relevant to most people here, but maybe some of you have been through a similar situation and have some light to shed. I've been on the buy-side for several years as a macro HF analyst. I work at a top-tier s ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2012 - 12:13am -

  65. 2009 First Year Analyst Bonuses

          I heard from a friend that first year bonuses at Citi were $50k, $38k, $25k and $11k. I am surprised no one else has posted this but can anyone confirm? Have any other banks reported? analyst bonus bonuses ...

    86 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2009 - 6:47pm -

  66. Worth making the move?

          This is mainly aimed at the more experience monkeys on the board. I won't delve into my job or what I make except I don't work in IB, PE, or a HF. I have an upcoming interview with a bank that is about on par with my bank, e ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2011 - 1:06pm -

  67. Do most Associates have an MBA?

          Regardless of division at a BB, do most Associates have an MBA? How common is it to go directly from Analyst to Associate? MBA analyst BB associates ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2012 - 6:45pm - Anonymous Monkey

  68. Too Many Americans & US Graduates in Hong Kong

    It sucks to realize that most IBDs in HK highly prefer US college graduates (targets) over top HK college graduates. I'm talking analyst/associate levels. Some analysts that I came to know of while networking told me some disturbing stories. JP Morga ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2010 - 8:44pm -

  69. Networking is working.....I think.

    So...I've been networking a little bit. I've only sent out about 30 emails in the past 6-7 weeks. I've been surprised by how many responses I've gotten back. I think about 12 or 13 people have responded back, 6 or 7 people have respond ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2011 - 10:50pm -

  70. Does anybody here work in RBC Capital Markets (NYC) IBD?

          Hello, As the title states, I was wondering if anyone here works in the NYC office, investment banking division, at RBC Capital Markets? If so, I would highly appreciate it if you could take some time to answer questions via PM. Thank ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2013 - 2:32pm -

  71. Personal Failure

    When I leave work last Friday after an 80 hr work week, I go out. Half an hour into my night, I get a call from my MD and I step outside. He needs a draft of an global and regional industry overview, as well as a company overview by the following afternoo ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2010 - 9:33pm -

  72. What type of bags do you bring into work? (attache case, messenger bag, other)

          What type of bags do you bring into work? (attache case, messenger bag, other)? Any pricey name brands? Any cheapo knock offs? What do you guys use? Investment Banking analyst commute style ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2012 - 2:35pm -

  73. Just scored a Junior Financial Analyst position. What next?

    Hey IB geniuses! I've been a long time lurker in the forums but I would like to gather your expertise on my current career track. I'm set to gain my undergraduate degree from a non-target with a 3.4 GPA, haven't taken the GMAT yet. I was ab ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2013 - 5:38pm -

  74. Racism at Banks

          I was recently interviewing for an entry level analyst position through on-campus recruiting and felt like couple firms were profiling due to my race. As i digged a little deeper, i realized that some of the boutiques (Greenhill, GCA ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 25 2012 - 12:00am -

  75. Ferragamo oxfords- give off the wrong impression?

          Got Ferragamo black oxfords as a gift for work, but I want to make sure that I don't give off of the wrong impression given that I am an incoming 1st year analyst. It says "Ferragamo" in very small lettering...return th ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2014 - 2:17pm -

  76. Rejected... Accepted!!!

          So, I'm the poly sci and econ McGill major, who got rejected by Barclays and JPM last week. Apparently, i was too artsy for them. This week, however, I got an offer from the same Barclays! I am so confused, but am stoked! Before ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2011 - 2:00pm -

  77. Fired too early- to move on, or not to?

    Yeah, so, my life in banking pretty much came and went, kinda like that chick in that club a couple of weeks ago who did all the work and then c*ckblocked herself. Throughout university I followed the M&I guidelines; got the ECs and the work experienc ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2012 - 9:04pm -

  78. Analyst Spots

    Anyone involved in the recruiting process know how many full-time analyst positions each bank is looking to fill in the US? Post what you know here. From my knowledge (these are approximate numbers heard from recruiters/analysts): Rothschild: 13 full-time ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2009 - 12:43am -

  79. Advice for new upcoming PB Analyst at JPM

          Hi Guys, So I've received an offer for the PB Analyst program at JPM. As you can imagine, I am unbelievably happy and nervous about this new chapter in my life. I was wondering if anyone on this forum could give me some personal ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2013 - 12:54pm -

  80. REAL ESTATE ANALYST PROGRAM

          Hey guys, im looking for an entry level real estate analyst position. ive noticed some companies have 2-3 year analyst programs. Can anyone name analyst programs they are aware of? and what are the qualifications to bag the job? thank ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2014 - 5:50pm -

  81. Goldman vs Moelis

          I don't have offers nor am I in the process of interviewing with either firm, just an analyst wondering what you guys think. I don't post often on this site but I keep hearing about the "prestige" of Moelis and wan ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2009 - 1:55am -

  82. BB analyst training manuals

    OK guys. These babies exist. I got my hands on an internal internal training guide for top BB IB analysts (GS, MS, JPM) I only have them in hard copy, but i managed to snag extras, and am willing to trade them for other IB, PE training materials. Which ba ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2012 - 4:33pm -

  83. Bad form in finding freshman summer internship?

    Whats up WSO, I'm currently a freshman at a semi target university looking for an internship this summer. I'm going to tap current connections as well as try out traditional networking (i.e.- cold email-> call/informational interview-> rel ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2014 - 12:56am -

  84. Sports knowledge in Banking

          I'm a big guy (6'5" 210) so conversation innevitablly turns to which sports I play/follow when talking with Finance guys. I don't play any religiously (I surfed in HS) and never grew up watching sports. Basically, ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2011 - 10:38pm -

  85. Induction Week Insanity!

    Many of you monkeys will have started new full time jobs over the last month or two and undoubtedly you will have gone through the obligatory "induction" week(s) where you get endless presentations from senior management, HR, IT, operations and ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2012 - 6:45pm -

  86. Wardrobe Opinion

          What do you guys think of this as a starting wardrobe for an analyst in terms of quantity (the bulk will be purchased from Brooks Brothers)? Thanks. 2 Suits- Navy and Charcoal 2 Trousers- Navy and Charcoal 8 Shirts- 3 White, 3 Blue, 1 ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2011 - 1:41am -

  87. How do you get recruiters to realize...

    ...what your age is? Since you can't mention your age in your resume or cover letter or whatever...how do you get recruiters to realize that you aren't too old for an analyst role? What are others ways of accomplishing this? The thing is, I' ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2010 - 6:50pm -

  88. Resume Overhaul

    Okay. Couple things. 1. I'm a rising senior at Univ. of Texas, but I will be taking a fifth year so next summer I want to try to do a SA internship in NY. Will being a 5 year student hurt me in the application process? 2. For my first two years of co ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2012 - 7:56pm -

  89. Mike Mayo: Citigroup Cooking the Books

    CLSA analyst Mike Mayo isn't pulling any punches when he accuses Vikram Pandit and Citigroup of cooking the books. For their part, Citigroup is proving that where there is smoke there is fire by freezing Mayo out and refusing to talk to him. At issue ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2010 - 4:24am -

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