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  1. 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 ...

    - Jan 1 2015 - 12:00pm - 41 comments

  2. Which degree is the most 'fun'?

    Hi Monkeys! I'm in front of my decision to choose a degree. I'm an international student and I probably will study in the UK, at a target school, so that's not the problem.I read here, that the degree doesn't actually matter as much as ...

    - Mar 28 2015 - 8:08am - 14 comments

  3. 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 ...

    - Feb 16 2015 - 7:58pm - 51 comments

  4. 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 ...

    - Nov 30 2014 - 8:56pm - 55 comments

  5. Top Master of Finance (MSc) schools?

    I'm having difficulties finding a good ranking list of the top programs for masters in finance. USNews has their list cut off super short unless you subscribe. Would anyone have a good top list? I'm getting a little worried that I might not be ...

    - Mar 14 2015 - 11:06am - 13 comments

  6. Future job

    I am a student attending Baruch College in NYC and am a little confused on choosing between the two below. I would appreciate any insight from those who are experienced or know of those who are experienced to help me visualize the reality and ...

    - Mar 7 2015 - 2:45pm - 14 comments

  7. 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, ...

    - Feb 14 2015 - 7:24pm - 19 comments

  8. 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. finance Law repeal ...

    - Nov 16 2014 - 4:00am - 25 comments

  9. Quitting Investment Banking

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from February 2011. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Ask anyone who has been in the business awhile and he& ...

    - Aug 30 2014 - 8:00am - 87 comments

  10. 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 ...

    - Jan 30 2015 - 8:49pm - 16 comments

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