- Evolution of the Financier
Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 1/6/14 and ranks #28 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Once upon a time you had virtually no ...
Forum topic - rufiolove - Jan 1 2015 - 12:00pm - 41 comments
- The decline of NYC finance
This NY Times article talks about the rapidly declining importance of finance to the city's private sector. During the boom years, finance contributed to about 10% of jobs added to the city's private sector. Now that figure is less than 1%. In my ...
Forum topic - mbavsmfin - Feb 16 2015 - 7:58pm - 51 comments
- Macquarie vs Stifel IBanking Summer Offers
I got two offers for the summer and was hoping to get some insight on which one to take. The first is for Macquarie Capital and the second is with Stifel both in their investment banking group. As far as culture, training program, hours at work, ...
Forum topic - slinkybog - Feb 14 2015 - 7:24pm - 19 comments
- Getting a masters to compensate for my non-target school
Hey WSO! ...
Forum topic - InvestmentConfucius - Feb 24 2015 - 1:10pm - 7 comments
- KPMG Corporate Finance NPL (Portfolio Advisory), what are your thoughts?
Greetings fellow monkeys, I just accepted an offer from KPMG corporate finance. The branch is called Portfolio Advisory / Portfolio Solutions Group. I would like to hear your input as to what do you think of it in terms of compensation, deal flow, exit ...
Forum topic - HollaBackOffice - Feb 23 2015 - 4:53pm - 7 comments
- Which PE firm to intern for?
Career switcher. Ivy undergrad. Attending a top 5 MBA [1st year]. Great profile (and connections) to interview with top PE firms but lack the relevant finance experience to do so right now. Our program offers a Buyout Lab class where you intern with a PE ...
Forum topic - hbsra10 - Jan 30 2015 - 8:49pm - 16 comments
- The Big Short II: Why shorting high loan-to-value Canadian mortgages may be the (second) greatest trade ever
Hi everyone I completed a pitchbook which presents a thesis on shorting high loan-to-value Canadian mortgages. My research claims this trade opportunity is comparative to John Paulson's shorts on subprime mortgages which he established from 2005 to ...
Forum topic - aggregate - Nov 30 2014 - 8:56pm - 55 comments
- Msc in Finance: Europe vs US
Looking at the rankings european universities seem better for masters in Finance pre experience than American ones. Why is that so? Would you suggest taking a masters in Europe at a target university like HEC, Bocconi or LBS or taking it in the US? ...
Forum topic - Money Maker - Feb 15 2015 - 1:35pm - 6 comments
- Deferred Tax Asset question
Received this question during an interview with a BB: How do depreciable and amortizable assets & foreign tax credits give rise to deferred tax assets? I have some understanding regarding foreign tax credits (but not sure if my intuition is correct). ...
Forum topic - Red_Wolf - Feb 27 2015 - 7:03pm - 3 comments
- If you could have a law pertaining to the finance industry repealed, which are you hatcheting?
I have an assignment to write a paper on a law that should be repealed, so I was wondering if you guys had any good ones in mind. I would prefer laws regarding finance. Many thanks and best regards. ...
Forum topic - Marginal Benefit - Nov 16 2014 - 4:00am - 25 comments