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  1. Post-MBA IBD associate compensation

    For fellow MBAs out there who are interviewing with IBD or taking an IBD offer, what numbers have you been hearing? Seems like most banks are offering $125K base+$50K signing bonus. Banking bonus associate Salary post-mba ...

    129 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  2. What every banker girl needs

    Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday- this originally went up Aug 2012 while most of you were still playing jv hopscotch. If you haven't read Bankerella's posts, go through each and every one of them now, they're fantastic. fwiw this post al ...

    285 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jun 26 2014 - 8:00am -

  3. Trading Vs. I-Banking

    I've been seeing increasingly frequent discussion on the various boards over the similarities and differences between careers in banking and in trading. A lot of us can speak with authority about one of the two, but not many people can say they' ...

    142 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  4. 2015 FT Recruiting Mega Thread

          Applications for full-time analyst positions at the following firms are now open unless otherwise stated. Get after it, monkeys! See you on the Street;) Front-office IBD, S&T and/or Research Deutsche Bank Evercore (Superday schedu ...

    195 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 2:00pm -

  5. AMA: Credit hedge fund analyst at MF, former BB trader

    Mod Note (Andy): AMA/Interview Tuesdays! Email me ([email protected]) if you'd like to do an AMA or interview for WSO My background is working in a high yield/distressed trading desk as a research analyst and trader, before making the move to a ...

    71 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jan 11 2014 - 5:00pm -

  6. UT v. SMU Honors

    I've been accepted to both McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and Cox School of Business for the BBA Scholars and University Honors programs at Southern Methodist University. I get the idea that I'll be a mediocre student at U ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:48pm -

  7. Accretion dilution model questions?

    I have worked on an accretion and dilution model before therefore i definitely expect to be asked about this. So could you guys please help me with any type of accretion dilution questions that you guys have come across before. That would be extremely hel ...

    168 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  8. FREEDOM (done with banking, taking questions)

          I just walked out of my last day of banking today. I can't believe the feeling. Two years, terrible at times, some great friends made along the way, and thankfully over now. I'll take any questions, though answers may be spo ...

    67 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 29 2014 - 6:00am -

  9. Banking with chronic health issues

          Hey WSO, I'm 22 and male and will be interning at a BB in NY this summer. Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by an endocrinologist. Basically, having Hashimoto's means that my thyroid glands will sl ...

    72 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 19 2014 - 11:05pm -

  10. Investment Banking in London

    I'm currently a HS senior who will be attending a top 10 US University next year. I've been interested in Investment Banking for a while, obviously the work days seem long bit the work itself seems up my alley, and obviously the pay is good too. ...

    64 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  11. Working In Big 4 Audit in London

    Someone was asking me about this in PM and I wrote a long and detailed reply about what it is like to work in Big 4 and what advice I would give to people thinking about interning / working there. Thought it might be useful for others so my reply is below ...

    34 comments - 8 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:47pm -

  12. Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking vs IBD

    What is the different between exit opps and salary for an analyst position in Goldman Merchant Banking vs Investment Banking? Goldman Banking merchant ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:44pm -

  13. Effects of long term sleep deprivation?

    This is a serious question for those of you that have been in the industry for a while (or just generally don't get very much sleep for whatever reason). Have you started feelings the effects (or believe there will be effects) of long term sleep depr ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2014 - 6:00am -

  14. How Do You Deal With the BB Sweatshop Hours?

    Currently an analyst at a top sweatshop group (GS TMT / MS M&A/ Lazard /MoCo LA), just finished my 9th week in a row of 95-140 hour weeks. Having trouble dealing with the hours. It was a lot easier coping during my internship/fall because there was an ...

    120 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 7 2013 - 10:00pm -

  15. Math or Economics Major

    I need to pick a major right away. I'm torn between mathematics and economics. I like both subjects, but I don't want to double major due to obvious reasons; I would consider a minor in math/stats. Overall, I enjoy economics more. I really like ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  16. Banking vs. Consulting-- Post-MBA

    I see a lot of threads comparing banking and consulting at the undergrad level, however I haven't seen too many of them comparing these two at the post-MBA level, so I wanted to start one. I will be starting at a top 10 MBA program this Fall. My work ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  17. PNC salary?

    Is anyone here familiar with what PNC is paying first year analysts within their capital markets groups? Is base salary the same across the board? Bonuses? Thanks trading analyst Banking PNC ...

    48 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  18. Corporate Finance vs Commercial banking

    Could anyone please assist me and point out the differences in these two sectors of finance. Any explanation on what professions are the outcomes of each and how they differ in regards to lifestyle / competitiveness would be appreciated. Thank you. Bankin ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  19. Mizuho Corporate Bank NY

    Anyone know anything about them? Looking for more info on culture, reputation, exit ops, deal flow in the NY office. I interviewed with them for SA but I still don't have a great feel for what they're all about. Tried a search and couldn't ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  20. 1st Yr Banking Analyst Open for Questions

          Happy to answer any questions about anything related to banking for SA's and FT's that start this summer. Banking ...

    136 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jun 10 2012 - 7:45am -

  21. 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 -

  22. Non-Target, Sub 3.5 GPA. FT BB IBD

    This is an absolute must read if you're from a non-target! I will try to detail out as much of my journey as I can. This post is kind of long overdue; however, I feel like it's better late than never. (Even if it's really poorly written.) ...

    37 comments - 20 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  23. Where should I go for undergrad for the best shot at making it to the street?

    So I've got most of my decisions and financial aid and I have 4 viable options. Miami University- non-target, but out of all the schools I might go to, it's definitely my favorite. Oh and it's basically free. Ohio State University- very che ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2014 - 2:29am -

  24. From medical school to consulting or banking?

    I went to college at a school ranked in the 20s with a minor in business and I will be finishing medical school in 2012 at a school ranked in the 10s. GPA is 3.9 in college, and my grades are above average in medical school. My questions: 1. how competiti ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:48pm -

  25. Is the competition for banking artificially inflated?

    Everyone's input is welcome, but I'd really like to hear from veterans in this post--those above age 30 who have fully developed careers and lives. ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2014 - 12:58am -

  26. Build Your Own CDO

    Have you ever dreamed of building your very own CDO? Do you think you could master the fragile alchemy of blending Z-tranche crap with A-rated paper to outperform the market? Well now you can. And I'm going to lead the charge by putting together my o ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 6:29am -

  27. 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 -

  28. Signed full-time offer, now what?

    Hi guys, Just signed my full-time offer for NYC banking. What do I do senior year? Nothing, or something? And if something, what something? Does someone know something that I can somehow do? Thanks, Cleveland Banking senior year ...

    30 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 4 2014 - 9:05pm -

  29. How to Build F'ing Amazing Decks for a BSD

    I gotta say, my life has improved dramatically since I got to the point where I could control much of the messaging my team produces. Before I go any further, huge caveat: this is completely culture-specific and audience-specific. There are some groups ou ...

    41 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 10 2012 - 1:04pm -

  30. Rolex Inappropriate?

    Do you guys think that a two tone gold and stainless steel Rolex watch is a bit too much for a first year Analyst to wear? The office is on Park Avenue so I'm guessing that its fine but don't want to give off a bad signal to superiors. What do y ...

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

  31. Why are you guys still interested in markets?

          I don't really go on campuses anymore representing my banks at banking fairs, so for the last 2 years I have had little contact with undergrads etc... I interviewed about 4 potential juniors recently, then decided against hiring ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2013 - 11:08am -

  32. The Official "Books to Read Before you Die" thread

          I'm talking about non-finance books but good finance books can also be recommended. My input: The Alchemist Ender's Game Brave New World Too Big to Fail books Banking reading ...

    76 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2011 - 11:07am -

  33. 5 tactics for your next all-nighter

    I don't know about you guys, but I got f'ing slaughtered with all-nighters in my early days. I seem to remember doing 1-3 all-nighters a week for the first six months. Doesn't seem like it could be true, especially given how few of them I s ...

    37 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 20 2012 - 10:59pm -

  34. Boss' condescending email...What do?

          WSO, So I recently put in my resignation letter and giving my 2 weeks notice. The boss, at the time, seemed upset but not overly dramatic about it. Then, yesterday I exchanged emails giving my official date and for whatever reason, he ...

    71 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2011 - 1:13pm -

  35. Is it wrong for a student to sleep with an employee for a job

          Is it wrong for a student at a university to sleep with an employee at an investment bank and he help her get a job there? Investment Banking private equity IBanking Banking ethics morals ...

    104 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 8:37pm -

  36. Counter offer advice

    So I'm in a pickle here, and hoping some of you here have experienced this. ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2014 - 5:08am -

  37. Just Quit Investment Banking

          I was one of those high school seniors that posted on WallStreetOasis in the ye olde days when it was known as ibankingoasis.com, and well, despite my earlier enthusiasm for the job, I decided to quit this week. I wanted to both share ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 24 2012 - 10:38am -

  38. What's your favorite restaurant/place to eat in New York City?

          Where do you guys enjoy eating during your lunch break or when you go out for dinner? This could serve as a good resource for others who will be interning in NYC or people who will be full time. Please rate the expensiveness and the a ...

    73 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2011 - 4:52am -

  39. Email Signature Format

    Just wondering how people format their signature on work email:-what is the structure (name, title, company name, address, office #, cell #, etc)-what font/font size do you use?-do you use some sort of company logo or is it all text?-does everyone within ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:35pm -

  40. Penn state vs OSU vs umich!!!!!! BB IBD plz help!!!

    Hello I am senior in high school in ohio and am looking at smeal as a prospective college for me. If I would end of going there I would like to join the PSIA and the nittany lion fund. i was wondering thought the website doesnt state how many people get a ...

    149 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2010 - 9:47pm -

  41. Out of Undergrad: PE or Top IBD?

    Obligatory already used search engine/not trolling-- I'm trying to hear some current opinions on doing sell-side banking immediately vs. trying for the buy-side out of undergrad. My school historically places a handful of people into BB 's/globa ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 7:25pm -

  42. Leaving Banking. Fold.

    When I was in banking, I lost nearly PS17,000 spread betting on the Goldman Sachs SEC trial. I lost another gut wrenching chunk of money in Vegas playing poker with the big boys. Sucks right? But "life is long, I'll win it back". And so I w ...

    34 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 28 2013 - 7:45pm -

  43. Slave to Prestige?

    Hey guys, So I've been thinking alot lately about the emphasis we (prospective/current finance professionals) put on value judgments of prestige and success. I understand that for many its more than often a struggle to strike a foothold in such a com ...

    109 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 1:23am -

  44. Recent Ivy Grad with a 3.9 GPA/missed OCR... screwed?

          missed OCR because was formerly pre-law. 3.9 GPA @ UPenn, majored in history. loads of academic awards. no relevant work experience. only quant classes taken- 1) calculus II, 2) microeconomics, 3) macroeconomics (all As). interested i ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2013 - 1:14pm -

  45. And the Golden Banana Award for WSO's Most Valuable Monkey Goes To...

          CompBanker!!!!!!!! So, for a side project in an analytics club I am in, I decided to use some statistical measures to evaluate the monkeys here on WSO. I took the top 250 monkeys and calculated 10 different metrics, each with their ow ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 14 2011 - 10:40am -

  46. The Perceived vs. Actual amount of times a girl has been railed

    So, for the purpose of this post, I am asking you all a question: When you look at a girl can you, yourself, accurately judge how many times her vag has been crushed? In my case, I am usually close to the number about 50% of the time. Now, I don't ne ...

    95 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 20 2011 - 9:33am -

  47. is it possible to stay healthy/fit in banking?

          Does anyone who already works in banking have a perspective on this? I understand that the hours are bad and that we should expect a terrible lifestyle, but is it possible? You would think bankers would be more productive if they coul ...

    73 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2009 - 7:56am -

  48. IB Refugee: what now?

    During my senior year, I went to several superdays and eventually accepted an offer as an IB analyst at a BB. One of the bankers in my group told me I was considered their top incoming analyst by far. Several months later, my bank went under, and about a ...

    68 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2010 - 3:45am -

  49. Does Appearance Matter for Men?

    Do interviewers or recruiters tend to favor people who are more attractive/lean towards people who seem to have the banker look? or Do they just go based on all credentials? What I mean is: Nerd vs. Jock Lets say there is a 20 year old guy interviewing fo ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2011 - 8:18am -

  50. The Ol' Gay Marriage Debate! Kinda...

    I'm not anti-gay or anything but I have a question to ask. Heck my best friend and little brother is happily dating another guy and I give zero s****. This situation made me start thinking, if a gay co-worker (over beers) asked you what you tho ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2013 - 12:57am -

  51. Average looking people are more successful?

          I have a theory, people who are not good looking / never treated specially by people in school / have nothing apart from brains are the ones who are most successful in corporate life. Because they've never been treated special by ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2010 - 5:23am -

  52. Family and Banking

    Living in New York is easy to come in contact with bankers. Three nights ago I went out to dinner with a friend who brought a friend who used to work at Merrill Lynch before getting take over by BofA. We got into the whole banking conversation and went on ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2010 - 8:17am -

  53. Finance's luster fading?

    http://techcrunch.com/2008/01/30/stanford-computer... According to this article, cs grads are being offered 80-100 base salaries from top firms like google/facebook, not to mention 10-20K in bonus, stock/option grants, comprehensive benefits, 20 days vaca ...

    56 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2010 - 8:45am -

  54. Accepted an Offer!- How non-targets can "make it"

    Hey everyone, (Edit: Got a number of PMs here- Added my responses below the rest of the post) I recently accepted a BB offer, am from a non-target, and thought I should contribute something here on WSO given the help and advice I have received from others ...

    20 comments - 9 silver bananas - Sep 29 2014 - 11:00am -

  55. The Devil's Haircut

    "To paraphrase Paul Volcker, the only productive invention to come out of the banking industry over the past generation was the ATM."- Bill Gross Wow. Who pissed Bill Gross off? The PIMCO founder is known for having strong opinions, and his lett ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2011 - 5:34am -

  56. Gleacher vs. Guggenheim vs. Lincoln Int'l Full Time Offers

          Which would you take? I am having trouble deciding since I interned at one of the places and have offers at the others. I like Gleacher but are they in bad shape? Seems like they still work on some good deals. Banking ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2012 - 8:30pm -

  57. Mia Culpa

          Hi guys, first time poster, I'm going to try and keep this short, not make it my life story. In a nutshell, I am a non target graduate with limited options. Went to a partying state school (think top 10 as far as chics go) and di ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2014 - 10:20am -

  58. What are your worst interviewing experience, in general?

          Tomorrow I have a second round interview for a rotational program at a BB firm. It's through their S&T division. I just got notice yesterday but I applied in mid-october and completely forgot about it. I'm nervous as hel ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2011 - 11:34am -

  59. When did banking change (or has it)?

          I'm presently a high school student (so please excuse any ignorance I show in this post) and I took an economic history class at a local community college. In this class, we studied up to WW1, with a heavy focus on finance during ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2012 - 7:11pm -

  60. Finance: not so “attractive” anymore?

    Universum, an employer branding company, has released its world's most attractive employers list and investment banks barely made it to the top 10. The fairest of them all was Google, followed by KPMG and Ernst & Young in 2nd and 3rd while invest ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2010 - 4:28pm -

  61. The Great Escape

    Before everyone gets all bent out of shape, hear me out, I think this is a legitimate topic. What will it take to drive people out of America, and yes, for that matter, England? When will the brightest of the bright, no longer able to make money in IBanki ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2010 - 9:04pm -

  62. How do I get good grades?

    So I just finished my sophomore year at a target/semitarget. Not WHYPS, but we send quite a few kids into banking every year. The thing is that all the kids we send have GPAs of 3.7+ while I'm at 3.0. I've talked to a few contacts in the industr ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2011 - 4:21pm -

  63. How to get Respect...

    Bankers are among the smartest people in the world, though so easily manipulated. Why is it that as soon as graduates enter banking, they suddenly feel so inadequate that they change everything about themselves. We are meant to be the movers and the shake ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2010 - 9:39pm -

  64. Banking is Bad for your Health

          From this morning's WSJ: Every individual she observed over a decade developed a stress-related physical or emotional ailment within several years on the job, she says in a study to be published this month What do you monkeys thi ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2012 - 2:01pm -

  65. How to help Jamie Dimon succeed:

    A recent article on Jamie Dimon's fall from grace was featured in Bloomberg. Since he's now public enemy #1 through his tenure over JP Morgan 's trading scandal, there seems to be no one capable enough in either Wall Street or London with t ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2012 - 1:16am -

  66. Exit Opps to F500 from ibanking

          If i do I-Banking at a BB (like Goldman or JPM) and quit after my analyst years and go to a F500 (for example Nationwide, or Cardinal health), what level would they place me at? Or would it be better to work at a F500 after college in ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 6:29pm -

  67. The Fall of Gekko's Children

    " Give me guys that are poor, smart, and hungry and no feelings. "- Gordon Gekko Since the dawn of man, rules had been set to measure one's worth; in the prehistoric era it was one's strength that dictated whether he was to be a badass ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2010 - 6:27pm -

  68. What do analysts eat for breakfast?

          I was wondering what analysts usually eat for breakfast and how much do you spend on it? I was so spoiled by our campus dining hall, but I know for sure I won't have the time to cook myself an omelet in the morning. So what do yo ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2010 - 8:43pm -

  69. Why does everyone think banking is mindless?

    I keep seeing posts where people say that banking just involves running models and copying charts into powerpoint. While I do understand that formatting is mindless and a big part of banking, I don't understand why anyone would think valuation or adv ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2011 - 7:31am -

  70. How do you feel?

    After reading this forum for the last couple of days, I see that how bright, motivated and determined all of you are. Some are working at bulge brackets making lots of money, some are at ivy leagues, some that are at non-targets that are determined more t ...

    46 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2011 - 11:14pm -

  71. JPM vs CS vs Lazard

          Wondering which one is the best in terms of exit opp. JPM (M&A group) CS (prob financial sponsors or tech) Lazard Thanks Banking ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2009 - 12:29am -

  72. E=MC^2

    With everything in the world becoming more tech-driven, why does Wall Street continually recruit economics and finance majors? This is a question that has had me thinking alot lately because of the sheer stupidity of this decision. Everyone knows that ban ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2011 - 6:11pm -

  73. I guess its bye bye to High Banking Salaries

          Goldman, Morgan to Become Full-Fledged Banks "The move fundamentally changes one of the mainstay models of modern Wall Street, the independent investment bank, soon after the federal government unveiled the biggest market interve ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2008 - 7:05pm -

  74. Worst mistake you have seen on a resume or have made yourself?

          What is the worst? or some of the one's you have seen trading Banking resume MD mistake error ...

    46 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2011 - 3:37pm -

  75. Cold-Calling- Who should we call? HR? Analysts? VP? MD? if we have all their numbers

    So...Suppose we have all the numbers of the staffs of the boutique banks, who should we call? The analysts, HR, VP, or MD? Also, is this an appropriate cold-calling script? "Hi May I speak to Mr.____? Hi______, I know you're busy so I'll be ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  76. Black Bankers

          Although I have not been in banking that long (4 months), I have yet to see a black banker. I have seen two S&T guys, but no bankers. Is it a lack of brain power or a lack of opportunity Banking ...

    74 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2008 - 10:04am -

  77. Hedging Your Bonus

    I had to stop and think about this one for a few minutes. Eric Dash wrote this piece for Dealbook outlining how partners at Goldman Sachs (among other banks) have been hedging the non-cash portions of their bonuses since 2007. On the surface, it looks lik ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2011 - 5:38am -

  78. Your Thoughts on 2012

    So 2012 is essentially over and it's been an interesting year by all accounts. I think it's been a fairly bad year, both geopolitically and in terms of finance (although for myself it's been quite good!). Some of my key moments of 2012: LIB ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2012 - 9:56am -

  79. well this is bullshit

         . IB Banking ...

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  80. Private Equity: Still a WASP Old Boys Club?

    Do people think there is what I'd like to call a WASP ceiling for the transition to private equity (I'm a WASP for the record). Throughout the 4 years I spent in middle market banking & private equity, between the people I meet and that hund ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2010 - 9:59pm -

  81. BB PWM or Boutique IBD?

    Hey all, I'm trying to finalize my plans for this summer. Just a little background, I'm a first year student (non-target) that is heavily leaning towards banking. I just wanted to ask how much value would a gig at a BB PWM (GS, JPM, MS type) pro ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2014 - 10:53pm -

  82. Bank CEOs To Guarantee Compliance?

    Who's ready to watch Lloyd Blankfein pinky swear that Goldman Sachs will do no evil? That's what's in store for investment bank CEOs if the Financial Stability Oversight Council has their way. In a proposal released this week, the FSOC is f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2011 - 5:19am -

  83. Just finished my first year of banking....

          And I actually have less than $2000 in my bank account. My rent isn't that expensive (~$1600) and I have no loans or anything that I've been paying off. I just found it hard to save and easily spend a good couple hundred eve ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2012 - 1:46pm -

  84. Drug use among NYC investment banking analysts

    How prevalent is weed, coke and molly respectively among investment banking analysts in NYC? I know plenty of college seniors entering banking who blaze, and a few who roll or do coke, but I wonder if most people stop doing these things in college. How of ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2013 - 4:50am -

  85. Operations:beware

          Well I was very naive and uninformed throughout the recruiting process about what exactly operations is. I just saw the great name of the company and figured it would look good. Boy was I wrong. I figured "Hey, it can't be a ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2010 - 8:44pm - Anonymous Monkey

  86. 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 -

  87. Working in Chicago

          What are some perks of working in Chicago? How do you convince an interviewer from the chicago office that you really want to work there, and not in NY? Thanks. chicago NY Banking New York ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2011 - 10:54am -

  88. A Banking Primer

          Value investors come in two types, the ones who will look at financials, and the ones who won't.  If banking is your forte I would encourage you to read the paragraph on my approach then come back for my next post.  If banking is ...

    20 comments - 10 silver bananas - Aug 20 2013 - 3:51am -

  89. Advice for an 8th Grader?

          Hello, I am currently an 8th grader at a reputable private middle school (for my safety, I will not be disclosing the specific school). I am wondering if the professionals of Wall Street have any advice for someone who wants to become ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2011 - 1:26am -

  90. Interesting Ways to Meet Bankers?

    I am a junior at a non-target in NYC. I also work in the back office at BB. I'm looking to get into investment banking (I'm looking for FT; I didn't even bother for SA since I had few contacts and come from a non-target). In addition to net ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2010 - 9:16am -

  91. what motivates today's youth to enter finance/banking

          just for kicks- when i was youngster there were two clips (boiler room, seinfeld) that got me interested to go into finance/banking 1. an obvious one- everyone wanted to be like ben affleck in boiler room, http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2011 - 4:56pm -

  92. Realized I don't like IB, what should I do now?

          I did a banking internship this summer and realized that I absolutely hated the work (turning comments, formatting commas, etc.). Despite the exit opps, I just can't see myself putting up with IBD for two years. My long-term goal ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2012 - 7:22pm -

  93. Is it possible to be a good father while working IB?

          Pretty much what the title says... Obviously it will be hard, but will it be POSSIBLE? I was thinking, hey I could just do it for 2 years n then get out. But my son will be ~6 years old so I don't know about that. I was thinking ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2011 - 4:31pm -

  94. Lazard RX/Blackstone RX/Blackstone M&A

          Hey everyone, Have offers/significant interest with the above firms (all NYC). What are some of the pros/ cons of each and how do they do in regards to MBA applications as well as PE or hedge fund placement? Banking ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2012 - 5:48pm -

  95. Universities with the Hottest Girls

    I think I'm going to go with USC and Arizona State University. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://rpjsynd... ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2011 - 5:19pm -

  96. 2nd year analyst at a FoF- could I "start over" as a first year in banking?

          Monkeys, Have been trying to make the switch for a while with no luck. I'd be willing to start as a first year if it meant breaking into banking- would any places even allow that? I know most(all?) BBs are done right now but I ne ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2014 - 7:18am -

  97. 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 -

  98. Do People Always Complain about Pay?

          Do you notice that people in finance always complain about comp no matter what they are actually making? I ask this because I have worked at several finance firms now, one which is very "prestigious" and everywhere I work pe ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 2 2012 - 12:57am -

  99. Kobe and Compliance

    Compliance is one of those fine print realities of working in finance. I can't count the amount of times a future monkey's excitement was dashed to dust at the realization that his master plan was actually a misuse of proprietary info. Any job a ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2011 - 2:10pm -

  100. Consulting Vs Banking for Top MBA

          Pretty simple question; which of Consulting or Banking would be viewed more highly to get into a top MBA? Heard Harvard and other MBAs were cutting admissions to applicants from financial firms recently so wondering if they have a pre ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 2 2012 - 6:42am -

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