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  1. Quit BO role before I hit the desk to pursue FO role?

    3 weeks into my training at one of the top 5 investment banks and I already want to quit. I am already looked down upon as the compliance guy and I am sick of it. AND this is by colleagues who haven't even hit their desk yet. I am very intelligent, a ...

    44 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 13 2016 - 5:00pm -

  2. From Homeless to Front Office

          About a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no FT offer (20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice). I wish I could say that I quickly got a job after that, but that wasn't the case. ...

    144 comments - 78 silver bananas - Jun 29 2016 - 8:49am -

  3. What investment banking is in simple words and my story

          There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major: Commercial Banking corporate finance Financial Planning Hedge Funds Insurance Investment Banking Money Management Private Equity Real Estate Other I picked inves ...

    140 comments - 72 silver bananas - May 26 2016 - 8:41am -

  4. The Obsession with Investment Banking

    Mod note: "Blast from the Past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from 01/11 Do you have an investment banking obsession? Especially those of you still in college, do you spend every waking moment angling for a job in investment banking? Do ...

    61 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 5 2016 - 9:56am -

  5. Anyone else fed up with the banking/finance industy?

          Happy Monday everyone. It'd be good if we keep this discussion amongst those who have actually been there and done that (i.e. no high school/college students) I thought I'd start a topic that perhaps a lot of you think about ...

    82 comments - 11 silver bananas - May 7 2016 - 8:00pm -

  6. So, I've failed, so far...

          Hey guys, So I've been trying to get into finance/investment banking/ equity research for quite some time. I have an undergrad in econ and a master of accountancy from a CSU that isn't too high on anyone's radar. I thin ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2016 - 4:00am -

  7. Quitting Finance

          Hey Bankers, Long time lurker, made an account just for this. I could really use some help, but unfortunately, can't ask anyone at work and I don't think I've spoken to my friends since I started in banking. Long story ...

    27 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 6 2016 - 12:02pm -

  8. How do you answer the infamous "Why investment banking?" question without sounding like a complete idiot

          How did you reply to when someone asked you this question during an interview? Is there a way where you can somehow make this personable, yet show the interviewer you've looked at other parts of the investment bank as well to rea ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2016 - 8:00pm -

  9. Wearing a T-shirt under a dress shirt?

          I know it is completely about self preference when it comes to wearing a t-shirt under a dress shirt...but just as a side note, if your office is a business casual setting, does it look stupid if you can see a white undershirt under y ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2016 - 12:41am -

  10. Problem-solving skills as an analyst?

          I have often heard people say you need problem-solving skills as an analyst. Does anyone have specific examples of this on the job? problem-solving analyst intern Investment Banking ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2016 - 12:58am -

  11. IBD vs PE- Long-term / Let the war begin

          I've read a few posts on PE and found that it mainly involves searching for capital for new funds. There is also a considerable amount of time spent doing actual things related to the operations of the businesses and managing tho ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 22 2016 - 8:34pm -

  12. 3 Tips for Non-Targets

          Well I did it. I landed an offer to be a summer analyst at an investment bank. Breaking into I-banking from a non-target may be a more common occurrence these days, but it is certainly still a challenge. Here are three pieces of advic ...

    39 comments - 16 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 5:25pm -

  13. Why You're So Easy to Replace

    Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights."- John Paul Getty After a particularly brutal day at the ...

    58 comments - 28 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 12:31pm -

  14. Top MM IBs in Chicago?

          Ones that come to mind include Lincoln International, William Blair, and Robert Baird. Any other insights? Investment Banking chicago middle market to Wednesday, March 23, 2016- 7:15pm ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 7:15pm -

  15. Is Life After College Still Enjoyable?

          I have had three concussions during my time as a college student, recovering from my third now. One concussion per year (I'm a junior now) has left me not getting to experience college. I'm an extroverted person but I have h ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2016 - 5:00pm -

  16. From State School to IBD to MM PE: AMA

          Mod Note (Andy)- this AMA originally went up last December but @THE PsYcHoLoGy wrote and said he could still answer questions WSO, I joined this site during my junior year of college, and it has proved to be a great resource time and ...

    53 comments - 18 silver bananas - Mar 3 2016 - 7:30pm -

  17. 50% Lower Compensation-- Would You Still Work in IB?

          That is one idea proposed in a recent NYT article about the lagging performance of banks, specifically in regards to their ROE. Obviously, the idea of cutting compensation at Goldman Sachs by 43 percent will not be popular among the p ...

    44 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 5 2016 - 8:00pm -

  18. Fall internships in I-banking (Washington D.C. Area)

          I'm a senior graduating in December 2016 and I'm wondering if any of the major banks offer fall investment banking internships in the DC area. I have a solid resume and will be doing a summer internship but want to add one m ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2016 - 5:01pm -

  19. A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting- The Most Exhaustive List On WSO

          Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes a ...

    19 comments - 16 silver bananas - Apr 9 2016 - 11:26am -

  20. Big4 M&A- An Explanation

    Over the years I've seen several posts on people considering jobs at Big4 corporate finance / M&A / TS departments, or people making statements about these jobs which have some pretty large inaccuracies. I'm going to try and clear up any con ...

    46 comments - 8 silver bananas - Feb 7 2016 - 5:00pm -

  21. Economics at UCLA

          Hello all, Recently I was accepted to UCLA with a Regents scholarship. This scholarship offers early registration, priority housing, a private tutor, and the opportunity to go to school for a low enough price that I'd also be abl ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 6:47am -

  22. Incoming Analyst- A New Life

          Hi All, Hope you all are enjoying the summer. To everyone starting FT, congrats! I'm a recent grad with no previous IB/Finance experience that got a FT offer for a Japanese IB in NYC. Does anyone have any tips or advice to share ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 15 2016 - 1:36pm -

  23. How many years are spent at the Associate level?

          Hey Monkeys, How many years are typically spent at the Associate level before promotion to VP? It seems like it differs from firm to firm and competency of the individual, but is it safe to say as follows: Analyst: 2-3 years Associate ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2016 - 4:00pm -

  24. Define a "Balance Sheet Bank"

    Just wondering why the bulge bracket banks are considered balance sheet banks as opposed to your traditional EB's. Is it because these BB banks do retail banking as well and therefore have a balance sheet from all their deposits/loans and therefore c ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2016 - 9:27pm -

  25. 12 Hours Till Deadline: The All Nighter, Part 1

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 8/23/12. You can read part 2 here. Since I've been writing for WSO, my most popular posts have been about banking experiences. The All Nighter is perhaps one of the most quintess ...

    45 comments - 12 silver bananas - Sep 24 2015 - 12:19pm -

  26. Done with banking and moving onto corp dev

          Decided to leave banking and move into corp dev/corp strategy. Been a regular viewer of WSO and thanks much for every piece of valuable information ever posted here during my years in banking. corp development corp dev corp strategy I ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 12:14am -

  27. Brian Jennings- Avoid this Recruiter!

          I received this unprovoked, unsolicited, very rude email from a recruiter named Brian Jennings at Thurmond & Co. this morning. This guy requested to connect with me on LinkedIn, not the other way around. I haven't even spoken ...

    30 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 11 2016 - 1:43pm -

  28. How close are you to your groups?

          Investment Banking ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 6:29pm -

  29. CFA Useful for Breaking Into PE?

          Hey Monkeys, I am curious if the CFA is helpful with breaking into PE. I would imagine it would help a bit since Associates are evaluating investment opportunities. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. private equity Investment B ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2016 - 7:00pm -

  30. What happens to those that don't make it further than IB associates?

          I can only assume not every IB analyst becomes an associate, and not every associate becomes a VP, then an MD or goes into a lucrative buyside career. What happens to those people that don't successfully climb the ladder then? Ar ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 10:06pm -

  31. Pokemon

          I rarely top post but I'd like to think that I've given decent advice to people so I'd like help. I'm ~40. I have a 7 year old son who's recently gotten into Pokemon. It did not exist when I was young and it m ...

    63 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 19 2015 - 12:00pm -

  32. Offer rescinded less than 1 week into internship, they said "it isn't working out" and no longer need me. What do I do now?

          Today was my last day. It was with a small but dominant real estate agency. Like a lot of you here, I'm a hardworking, driven junior finance major from a Big Ten university with a 3.9 GPA and plenty of ECs. I was looking to reall ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2016 - 2:20pm -

  33. PWM Internship after Freshman Year

    If this post seems redundant, I do apologize. I'm just trying my best to gain as much information as possible to increase my chances of getting into IBD. I am entering college this fall at an (Ivy) target school and I've been using Google/WallSt ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 8:36pm -

  34. Quitting Investment Banking

    Ask anyone who has been in the business awhile and he'll tell you that investment banking isn't all it's cracked up to be. The hours are long, the job security for the past four or five years has been pretty shaky, and there was that whole ...

    88 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2016 - 11:39am -

  35. Can a family friend (co-head of a group) get me a FT job?

          Can a family friend at a MM bank who's Co-head of one of their groups get me a job for FT if he wanted to, or at least seriously influence the outcome of the interview process? My friend has told me that his dad said he will get ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 5:59pm -

  36. Sales & Trading Offer- Dilemma

          Hello Everyone, Through the help of WSO, I was able to land myself a S&T, non rotational, internship at a BB. My first option was IB at the same firm, however I was cut after the first round interviews. I am a Junior and would lik ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2015 - 1:28am -

  37. Don't Ask An Investment Banker What They Do

    Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted 9/27/12 When you're meeting new people, even in casual social situations, the topic of work is never far off. Maybe this is a general commentary on The Texting Generation's lacking ...

    63 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 14 2015 - 12:55pm -

  38. What does it mean to play office politics and back-stab in i-banking?

          I think some examples would be helpful. Thanks Investment Banking ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2015 - 2:06pm -

  39. Help me break tnto an Investment Banker Position

          Hello, I am looking to break into investment banking on wall street, the following is some background information on me: I am currently a senior at a local college I attended in my hometown. I will be graduating with a bachelor's ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2016 - 9:06pm -

  40. Adderall is creating a Brave New Workplace

    There is no better place than WSO to ask this- are psychostimulants gradually becoming mandatory workplace drug in the US? Americans work longer hours and take fewer vacations than most others in the developed world. And God knows people in finance get wo ...

    52 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 30 2015 - 2:22pm -

  41. Why Inflation is important in an economy

    Wondering if someone can explain why inflation is important in an economy. I know in the US, we have a target rate of 2% and in Canada they have a target range between 1-3%, with the ideal being 2%... but my question is... why do you even need inflation? ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 9:37pm -

  42. How important is it one come from a rich family and be younger with regard to being hired as an Investment Banker?

          I've always had an insecurity that i will be discriminated againist by Investment Banks even though i'm tall and good looking, but older (28), and cannot relate to much any of the same experiences as my well-to-do classmates ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 4 2016 - 4:54pm -

  43. Tear my resume apart for FT Analyst Recruiting, IBD

    I'm starting to reach out to people for FT recruiting and was looking for some feedback on my resume. I'm applying for IBD at boutiques and BB. I worked as an intern throughout the year on a 6 month internship rotation at a boutique through June ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 5 2016 - 7:55pm -

  44. Should I ask an analyst for feedback?

    My friend works at an MM bank and during the course of a few months she was really a helping hand (reviewed my resume, went thru my story with me, etc.). I finally had a first round with her bank with an MD from her group. Should I email her if she heard ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 9:28pm -

  45. Can someone explain the Investment Banking hierarchy?

          I get that it goes like this Analyst Associate VP SVP (or executive director) Managing Director However, what is after Managing Director? Is there a managing director for each 'division'? This image is supposed to be of Gold ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2015 - 11:00am -

  46. Deciding between BB offers in Hong Kong

          I currently have multiple offers from BBs in Hong Kong (to preserve anonymity, I won't say which ones, but a few are considered here "top BBs"). I know the US reputations of the BBs, but are things the same/different in ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2016 - 11:47am -

  47. The Comprehensive List of Transfer Friendly Schools For Investment Banking

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 4/6/14 and ranks #31 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Hello Monkeys, I am currently in the p ...

    203 comments - 22 silver bananas - Jan 1 2015 - 11:05pm -

  48. Leave MBA Program for Job Offer?

          I was having a conversation with a few classmates recently and the topic of networking and job offers came up. One question I am going back and forth about is whether or not you should accept a job offer if it required you to leave yo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2015 - 9:45pm -

  49. 650 GMAT for IB

          Is a 650 gmat score to low? I will be going to B school this fall and was wondering if having scored a 650 will ruin my chances of getting a job in IB. I have quantitative work experience and educational background, but I am wondering ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2016 - 2:22pm -

  50. 15 things I wish I knew as a first year banking analyst

          Mod Note (Andy): This post originally went up 2/10/13 and is a must read for all those starting their FT roles I was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as a banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little ...

    151 comments - 158 silver bananas - May 26 2015 - 8:29pm -

  51. Banks with the BEST hours

          I currently work for a 2nd tier boutique (think Sagent, Lincoln, Needham etc.) as a 2nd year analyst in the midwest. The hours have gotten better as I am getting faster at my job, but I still pull 65-70 hours a week on average (get in ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2015 - 8:00pm -

  52. Starting an Advisory Boutique

          Hey Guys, I am an undergrad student in my last year and I have interned at a private equity funds of fund that focused on the lower middle market. I have this idea that I would like to share and get feedback. I hope this doesn't ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 26 2015 - 4:00am -

  53. How much time does one have off after graduation before the start of a FT job?

          Title says it all. I know it varies firm to firm but I'd just like to hear from some of you who have gone through this part of life already. How much time did you have off after graduation before you started your first job? IBD j ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2016 - 11:39am -

  54. Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom Breaks

    Mod Note (Andy): Throw Back Thursday, Originally posted on August, 2012 When you work 80-hour weeks regularly and the staples of your diet are $25 Seamlessweb pasta dishes and burger combos, inevitably, nature is going to call- on your office line. For th ...

    126 comments - 13 silver bananas - Nov 27 2014 - 2:55pm -

  55. Cold Email Template Opinions?

          Here's my template for contacting boutique investment banks. I have removed my template since I ended up changing it completely.------------------------------- Also, should I include my resume if I don't have a 3.5+ GPA or r ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 28 2016 - 9:57am -

  56. 2nd attempt for valuable feedback on my CV

          moved. my story Investment Banking ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2016 - 4:03pm -

  57. Bad Luck Justin

          Having a bad day? How about losing two jobs within a span of a week because of a joke. Next time, consider what you are writing in your next e-mail... From Gawker: Barclays Banker Loses Two Jobs After Leak of Insane Intern Email The B ...

    50 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 14 2015 - 10:31am -

  58. IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!

    Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO Company Database this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new tre ...

    16 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 23 2015 - 8:09am -

  59. Is Centerview the best Investment Bank?

          Hello WSO community, Hoping for someone to explain how Centerview Partners does so well. I was looking over their transactions list and it seems like over half of all mega-deals have Centerview Partners involved which is crazy conside ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2016 - 8:49pm -

  60. Help please! Why Citi

          Hiii Monkeys, I will have an AC with Citi London soon for IB summer analyst. Still struggle to come up with a good answer of Why Citi. Could you guys help this out? Many many thanks! interview Citi london Investment Banking summer int ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2016 - 10:02am -

  61. Study Abroad Spring Semester or Stay at School and Network? Junior at a Non-Target, no Previous Internships

          Conflicted between studying abroad and staying at school to network for a summer analyst position at a regional boutique. How bad will study abroad hinder my abilities to network and interview with banks? I would be leaving mid-januar ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2015 - 12:03am -

  62. Sandler O'Neill- Tearsheet (urgent)

    Lurker for a long time, first time poster. It would be super helpful if anyone can give a bit of insight into the inner workings of Sandler O 'Neill. Some general points that would be super helpful are:- Culture- Hours- Pay I did my fair bit of resea ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 11:42am -

  63. How to network with recruiters (HR)? What's the difference between networking with HR people and networking with bankers?

    Hi guys, I have a few questions about networking with recruiters. Last week I was networking with my fellow alumni, and he suggested me to contact the recruiters at his firm and gave me the contact information. I'm wondering how to network with recru ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 9:00pm -

  64. Switching over to IBD

          Hey All, I've gone through the recruitment process and I have been able to get JP S&T. My next best offer was pretty bad and not banking. Key Facts about me: Junior (no more internships after this one) Target School Some ques ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2016 - 12:51am -

  65. Want to be a banker, please help

          hey wso, I want to be a banker or some kind of businessman or investor or trader. I think I finally found my lifelong passion in business and I've been interested in business and economics since I was like 13. I've followed ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2016 - 4:35pm -

  66. MM SA to lateral FT BB Recent Grad!

          So I am a recent graduate from a semi-target, 3.7 who landed a SA position at a MM firm right after graduation. Wondering what are the necessary steps I need to take to lateral after this summer to a BB FT (possibly starting in Januar ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 6:40pm -

  67. Decision Time- Public Finance or Venture Banking? I need your help!

          Hi All, I currently have two offers on the table. One from a BB firm that would be in their Public Finance division as an analyst. The other is for a well-known Venture Debt banking firm. Both offers are for analyst positions and pret ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2016 - 1:15pm -

  68. Finance Networking, Wall Street Networking Guide

    Network Like a Master. Detailed guidance on how to network with Wall Street professionals. Learn the most important skill for a successful career in finance. Get Started! What Do You Get? 148 Copy-and-Paste Questions for you to ask in an interview LinkedI ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Aug 1 2016 - 6:08pm -

  69. How are NESCAC schools viewed?

          Are they all viewed pretty well? I'd assume Amherst and Williams lead the pack, but do they all get ibanking recruiting? I plan to attend Bates College this fall, and I'm unsure of how recruitment goes. I've heard that ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2015 - 3:59am -

  70. Hit Rock Bottom

          Long time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE internships (no big nam ...

    74 comments - 9 silver bananas - Mar 30 2015 - 12:30am -

  71. What happens to departing 2nd year Analysts?

          Say you're a 2nd year Analyst at a BB or MM with no buyside job lined up, no 3rd year / associate promotion, and your 2 years are up. Where do most of these guys go if they want to stay in the industry and DON'T want to go t ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2016 - 2:10am -

  72. Lifestyle of Young Wall Street: 5 Banker Neighborhoods

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT, Originally posted on April, 2012 The New York City area is home to nearly 20 million people and 20 trillion cockroaches living together in blissful harmony. Well over 1 million people alone are packed into the 23 square miles that m ...

    109 comments - 6 silver bananas - Aug 28 2014 - 11:00am -

  73. "Prestige" in finance

          I'm still in undergraduate and never quite understood this whole "prestige" thing, is it really that important to work for a prestigious firm?? And out of interest how would you rank VC v. IBD v. PE in terms of prestige ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2016 - 3:18pm -

  74. My FT Recruiting Process

          I've been seeing a lot of posts about FT recruiting and networking, so I decided to share my FT recruiting experiences and offer some advice on the process. Background: Non-Target school SA at a MM firm Incoming 1st year at GS / ...

    32 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 9 2015 - 10:32am -

  75. Non-Target Investment Banking MM SA chances?

          Hey guys, I'm a junior at a non-target and I had a horrible freshman year (a lot of personal problems), which is reflected in my GPA. I'm going to try hard and network my way into a MM IB SA position, but i'd just like ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2016 - 1:10pm -

  76. Looking to lateral to BB IBD NYC- Strong candidate

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    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2016 - 7:03pm -

  77. Investment banking after 10+ years of engineering?

          Hi folks, I just joined this forum and need some advice. I am an engineer in Silicon Valley with an MS in CS and about 12 years of total work experience. I am doing good career-wise but I am not a super achiever by any means, both in ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2015 - 8:04am -

  78. IB SA Receiving More Meaningful Work?

          It's 1 week into the IB SA internship, and I have been learning a lot and familiarizing myself with a day in the life of an investment banker. However, I notice that I haven't been given any substantial Excel or modeling wor ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 13 2015 - 12:24am -

  79. Investment Banking, Management Consulting and Meritocracy

          Hello guys, I would like to share a thought on IB and management consulting. I want to emphasise that I am implicitly speaking of the entry-level experience till, say, 4-years deep into the job. As many people on this site state, a si ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 8:56pm -

  80. If a company is expected to perform very well/poor in the future, how is this reflected in the DCF model?

          My guess is that the WACC would change, leading to a higher or lower discount. But I'm not 100% sure because the DCF is a measure of the intrinsic value of a business. Merci! dcf Valuation Investment Banking ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2015 - 8:10pm -

  81. Michigan LSA economics major Vs. Vanderbilt CAS Economics Major

          Dear people with financial knowledge, I ask for your help in making a crucial life decision. I was accepted into Michigan Literature Science and the Arts (economics major) and into Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science (economics maj ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 8:39pm -

  82. Baruch for IB

          Investment Banking ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 9:23pm -

  83. Sincere thank you to the WSO Community

          Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/7/14 and ranks #16 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Fellow Monkeys, t ...

    61 comments - 34 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 12:21pm -

  84. Adderall Everywhere?

    I recently read (link inside post) that adderall is very common among analysts. Some have said it has become the legal cocaine for bankers. Study: Investment Banking is Bad for You, Will Make You An Alcoholic Adderall-Addicted Paranoid Shell of a Human Be ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2015 - 3:56am -

  85. Importance of Being Normal

          To be successful in Wall Street, you have to be "normal." But to be "normal," or more precisely, to be "Wall Street normal," you have to know what that means first and what you have to do to create an ima ...

    21 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 13 2015 - 10:08am -

  86. Have you lost interest in pursuing a career in Investment Banking?

          Hey monkeys, Over the past year or so(currently a sophomore in college), it seems my interest in the industry has really declined. As a preface, I've never worked in investment banking, so keep in mind my post has nothing to do w ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2016 - 1:00am -

  87. Didnt get into major, now what?

          I landed a SA position last summer with a middle market firm. I put on my resume that I was a finance major because I was 100% sure I would get accepted into the business program. Unfortunately I was not accepted and I am now majoring ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2016 - 12:40pm -

  88. Oil and Gas Investment Banking

    Hello. I am currently in the process of deciding what MBA programs to apply to. I have past experience in oil and gas and have an engineering degree. My question is what MBA program(s) are the best to break into oil and gas investment banking? I'd ap ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2016 - 8:53pm -

  89. An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT)- Part 1 of 2

          Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/29/14 and ranks #20 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Given the positi ...

    42 comments - 41 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 12:12pm -

  90. Sophomore Year- Investment Banking Vs. Private Equity

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