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  1. What do you actually get out of investment banking?

    From what I see:-exit opp-decent salary even after taxes and COL-name recognition on resume-network But in terms of learning I'm not seeing it. The work is extremely mind numbing like reformatting ppts and xls. IB ...

    - May 15 2014 - 5:07am - 97 comments

  2. LGBT Investment Banking Conferences- Citi, GS, Barclays, JPM

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone has heard back from any of the firms for their LGBT conferences: Citi Pride Summit Goldman Sachs Pride Summit Barclays Bootcamp for corporate finance and Markets J.P. Morgan Proud to Be ...

    - Oct 20 2014 - 8:06pm - 35 comments

  3. How to make it into Investment Banking, the South African perspective

    Part I: How to be the perfect investment banking candidate Following my recent post covering a broad range of questions about the African investment banking (IB)/ private equity (PE) scene, I thought I would cover some questions asked of me in more detail ...

    - Feb 23 2014 - 1:00am - 17 comments

  4. Which Banks Have Increased Salaries for 2015?

    There have been many articles written on the internet about this over the past few weeks, but the only ones that I know of that have CONFIRMED increased salaries for analysts and/or associates are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Wells ...

    - Sep 27 2014 - 10:50pm - 23 comments

  5. Why IB Hours are Looked Upon as so Awful

    Mod note (Andy): WSO top comments- this one is from the post "Why are IB hours looked upon as so awful?". This is a great comment for anyone who hasn't seen it. Click here to see more top rated comments 1. Surgeons- go through 80 hour ...

    - Jan 27 2014 - 2:31pm - 13 comments

  6. Spread Collars for everyday use in IB

    Spread collars like the one in the picture- okay or not for everyday use in IB? IB ...

    - Aug 23 2013 - 3:22am - 47 comments

  7. Finance Culture- Personalities

    Mod note: make sure to see the great comment below by CompBanker I come from a small town where nobody had ever heard of consulting or IB. I was fortunate enough to attend a top target college (a good Ivy) and land a gig in IB at a BB /EB. I'm ...

    - Jun 14 2013 - 1:45pm - 82 comments

  8. Part II: How to get an investment banking job in Johannesburg

    Following my post covering a broad range of questions about the African investment banking (IB)/ private equity (PE) scene, I thought I would cover some questions asked of me in more detail. This is the second of a multi-part series on the South African ...

    - Apr 14 2014 - 2:00pm - 8 comments

  9. Investment banking skills like I'm five

    Hey folks, I'm really impressed by the type of people in this forum, never thought I would be able to get in direct contact with some individuals in the industry without needing to prove myself somehow, so i'm going to take advantage of the ...

    - Sep 3 2014 - 7:51am - 13 comments

  10. Best Path to REPE

    Over the past year, I've become very interested in real estate. I'm 25 and have no RE experience besides investing in a multifamily property. I'd like to end up in REPE one day. Which of the following would be a good path to take? 1. I work ...

    - Oct 27 2014 - 5:07pm - 8 comments

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