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  1. The MVP Award, Advanced Stats, and the Old Guard

    Today I'd like to take some time to talk about an important debate that's going on in diners, in bars, and in living rooms throughout America. No...not the Presidential debate. I'm talking about the American League Most Valuable Player ...

    - Oct 4 2012 - 5:44pm - 30 comments

  2. Reis/CoStar alternatives?

    My organization pays a lot of money for Reis. Just through spot checking and comparing to our prior transactions and our appraisals it's apparent the Reis is an entirely unreliable data source. We switched over from CoStar last year because it was ...

    - Dec 9 2013 - 4:36pm - 19 comments

  3. What does a Data Analyst do?

    I have an interview with a well-known multi-asset manager for a Data Analyst internship. Is this FO, MO, BO? I couldn't find too much through the search bar. This summer I interned at a boutique IB in a FO role so I'm deciding whether this might ...

    - Aug 26 2014 - 4:57pm - 5 comments

  4. Which data/research provider do you prefer (CapIQ, Thomson, Factset)

    Just wondering what my fellow private equity colleagues prefer their firm uses. For once I have the ability to decide which provider our firm uses going forward and am wondering what others are using and how they like it. From talking to account reps, it ...

    - Nov 6 2012 - 1:49pm - 11 comments

  5. Need a virtual data room...Best Value?

    I was chosen to head up a small cap deal, and we are in the beginning of the execution phase. I've done some research but it takes a lot of time to call all these different sites to get quotes, and I've got ridiculous amounts of work to do. Some ...

    - Apr 17 2012 - 12:45am - 14 comments

  6. Death in the Digital Age

    Given the current lofty valuations for tech companies and intellectual property rights have you ever given thought to how much all of your digital property is worth? More importantly, do you have a plan for your hard drives and online accounts for when ...

    - Apr 24 2012 - 12:57pm - 4 comments

  7. Yet another big company hacked- Are we capable of stopping this?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13711528 So citi are the latest victims. This is likely to be a criminal/state attack, for what I know citi have done nothing to piss off the hactivists. It does beg the question though, hackers taking data off one of ...

    - Jun 9 2011 - 10:45am - 9 comments

  8. Not sure if this even exists but..

    So I have been searching everything I can think of (don't have access to BB at the moment though) and I cannot find data on consumer debt per household by country. I know that places like Somalia and shitholes of that ilk won't have data since, ...

    - Jul 27 2011 - 12:38pm - 8 comments

  9. Pros & Cons of Careers of Small Consulting Firms

    I AM biased (see link below) but my experience leads me to recommend considering smaller consulting firms and their relative advantages, especially if you are making a transition from IB to Consulting. At small firms the career path is more ...

    - Jan 16 2011 - 2:03pm - 7 comments

  10. URGENT: Please Help if possible

    Hi guys, I need some help. If anyone has time would it be possible to download the Bloomberg Asia REIT Index data in excel from 2005 through to today or March 2011. The Bloomberg terminal at my school is down and I need to submit my project this weekend. ...

    - Mar 24 2011 - 1:10pm - 8 comments

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