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  1. WSO University Rankings

          There is always a lot of talk about 'target' schools, 'prestige' and the like. I'm genuinely curious exactly how people on this site measure which universities are 'top tier'. From the perspective of ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 17 2015 - 12:02am -

  2. Financial Times MSc Finance Rankings 2014

    The Financial Times published the 2014 Pre-Experience and Post-Experience rankings for MSc Finance programs. Here are the links for anyone who might be interested: Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2014 Rankings Masters in Finance Post-experience 2014 Ran ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2014 - 12:52am -

  3. PM me your Placement #s

    In response to what seems like an endless cyclical influx of high school kids who can't tell their asses from a hole in the ground asking what school they should attend/transfer to, I think there may be a solution. Everyday there's a couple doze ...

    36 comments - 15 silver bananas - Apr 16 2014 - 9:56pm -

  4. 2014 ytd mna rankings

          can sum1 share the 2014 ytd global and u.s. mna rankings? rankings ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2014 - 8:11am -

  5. 2013 Rankings

    With the understanding of a few things: 1. Many trading operations are extremely different, and that is important to factor in. 2. These are subjective opinions based off of user experience. 3. Fit is usually more important than "rank". I think ...

    69 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 17 2013 - 4:49pm -

  6. Current M&A rankings

          For all those interested: http://fn.dealogic.com/fn/MARank.htm M&A mergers rankings league table league tables Acquisitions mergers and acquisitions ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 27 2014 - 1:35pm -

  7. What MMs would you take over BBs (IBD)

          Obviously subjective, but what MM banks would you take over the BBs if you were concerned about exit opps? Obviously there is variance amongst groups, but in general, what (if any) middle markets would you take over the bigger guys? A ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2013 - 1:45am -

  8. 2012 League Tables Are Up!

    Let me know if you guys find something different. These are pulled from Thomson One. Legend: Rank, Name, Deal val total, mkt share, # of deals TABLE 1: WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCED (2012) 1 Goldman Sachs & Co 717,829.52, 27.6, 433 2 Morgan Stanley 548,356.79, ...

    42 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 11 2013 - 4:12am -

  9. When are the next US News B School Rankings to be Released?

          Anyone have a definitive date? I know they were released mid March last year but not sure if this is the same time all the time... Any schools drop out of the M7? rankings ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2012 - 10:21pm -

  10. Rank these Canadian finance programs? (Masters)

          How would you rank the following in order of prestige/placements/network/alumni and why? University of Western Ontario: Master of Financial Economics University of Toronto: Master of Finance, Master of Financial Economics Wilfrid Laur ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2014 - 12:01pm -

  11. The Economist 2012 Rankings

          The Economist 2012 rankings are out http://www.economist.com/whichmba/full-time-mba-ra... Love that Booth is on top, but anyone who puts Darden above HBS and Stanford at 8 needs to be looked at with a bit of a crooked eye. The Economi ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2012 - 6:05pm -

  12. Hedge Fund Kings

    The Financial Times has recently released their top 10 Hedge Fund manager list, and no surprise here, it's pretty much a cross section of the funds found on this recent thread. (Which I just found out also has a link to the article... Moving on.) Net ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2010 - 11:53am -

  13. 2013 usnews college rankings

          http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best... rankings ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2012 - 11:13pm -

  14. IBD Group Rankings

         . prestige rankings WHORE ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2013 - 12:49am -

  15. Restructuring Focused Group Rankings

    So how would you guys rank these banks strictly based on opportunities to Distressed Hedge Fund/ PE firms? I figure Blackstone and Lazard are at the top, but I have an opportunity to pursue with a couple of the firms listed below and wanted to see where i ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2012 - 6:22pm -

  16. What's up with people ranking target schools?

          Never understood why people would make the effort to rank target schools. Most rankings I've read on this forum are basically re-creations of U.S. Newsweek...and they are certainly not accurate based on last year's or this y ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 17 2012 - 1:20pm -

  17. The Most Laughable School Rankings Ever

          I think this is foreign, but it is the most ridiculous list of rankings ever. You could not even make a more comical list if you tried. Take a look: http://www.webometrics.info/top12000.asp rankings universities ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2011 - 9:35pm -

  18. Tier 2 MSF Programs rankings

    Not even sure if most of these are Tier 2. I realize that I created a similar topic a while ago, but I revised my list with regards to the school I think I can get into. I don't feel like retelling my story but Im basically aiming for a decent MSF pr ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2010 - 2:04pm -

  19. Vault 2010 Prestige Rankings: Top 50 Investment Banks

    1 Goldman Sachs & Co. 2 The Blackstone Group 3 Morgan Stanley 4 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 5 Lazard 6 Greenhill & Co. 7 Credit Suisse (Investment Banking Division) 8 Evercore Partners 9 Deutsche Bank AG 10 Rothschild 11 Barclays Capital 12 Perell ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2011 - 4:08pm -

  20. 2010 Business Week MBA rankings

          1. Chicago 2. Harvard 3. UPenn 4. Northwestern 5. Stanford 6. Duke 7. Michigan 8. Cal 9. Columbia 10. MIT 11. UVA 12. SMU 13. Cornell 14. Dartmouth 15. CMU 16. UNC 17. UCLA 18. NYU 19. IU 20. MSU http://www.businessweek.com/interactiv ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2010 - 5:24pm -

  21. 2011 Vault Rankings for Consulting Firms

          http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/rankings/indiv... Personally think more weight should be put on prestige. consulting rankings ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2010 - 10:09am -

  22. Best Groups at Wells Fargo

          Does anyone have some insight into which groups at Wells actually have good deal flow? I know some of their RE related groups have traditionally performed well, but what about more typical IB coverage groups? Thanks. rankings ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2014 - 5:08pm -

  23. BB Rankings 2011

    I want you to rank them! Goldman Sachs Morgan Stanley JP Morgan Credit Suisse Citi Douche Bank Barcap BAML UBS Get ready for a bunch of losers aspiring to get BAML / UBS jobs come in here and complain about rankings being "meaningless." Yeah, su ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2011 - 7:15pm -

  24. Best Damn Rankings Period

    Want to know the best way to rank the banks? How about asking the incredibly obvious question "Who makes the most money?" instead of looking at the league tables and talking about "prestige"... This is how those rankings would shake ou ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 22 2010 - 9:03am -

  25. Top Names in Hong Kong and Singapore

    Hi, I'm curious to hear from anyone who's currently working in Asia or have had some experience in Asia as to some of the top 2nd-tier names in both Hong Kong and Singapore. We all know the US bulge brackets so I'm thinking more along the l ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2011 - 2:43pm -

  26. USNWR Graduate Finance Rankings-their meaning, if any?

    So I subscribed to USNWR's education compass, which is rather interesting. It has the rankings of business, med, law, education, engineering, and then ranks subspecialities within each of the schools. I looked at finance (naturally, this is WSO after ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2014 - 12:57am -

  27. JPM- 2011E / 2012E Detailed Revenue IB Split (FICC, Eq)

    I remember Citi posted a report on the banks overall expected performance (specifically in FICC) a while back. I believe this report by JPM gives a much more updated and detailed understanding into the expected performance of all the major banks in 2011 a ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2011 - 11:04am -

  28. Disgusting attitude of money, prestige, target schools, one-upmanship

          It's sad how this website has become a haven for discussions about 1st year bonuses, BB rankings, clothes, how much money one needs, jealousy of target school kids, prestigious possessions (cars, watches, etc), etc, etc e.g. One ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2010 - 9:03am -

  29. This is where you should work, bank by bank, market by market

    From efinancialcareers.co.uk http://news.eFinancialCareers.co.uk/newsandviews_i... This is where you should be working, bank by bank, market by market 4 April 2011 Sarah Butcher If you aspire to work for a bank that's the global market leader in your ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2011 - 6:51pm -

  30. Forbes: America's Best Colleges 2009

    Interesting Ranking/Methodology based on success of students: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/94/colleges-09_Am... Rank Name State Cost Freshman Class Size 1 United States Military Academy NY 0 1,263 2 Princeton University NJ 49,830 1,243 3 California In ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2009 - 7:13pm -

  31. Glassdoor Best Places to Work

    Glassdoor just came out with its 2011 list of Best Places to work, based on reviews submitted by employees of the companies themselves. Facebook is #1, Southwest is #2 (?) and Bain & Co. is #3. Even though it seems like everyone on here is dying to ma ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2010 - 3:58pm -

  32. BKCT Group and Posting on WSO in General

    OK... I signed up 3 weeks ago after doing a google search on the bkct group and seeing a ton of negative posts on this site and I wanted to email the posters to find out what the story was. A few people we really helpful (shorttheworld, JsinNola, Win1680) ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 11:36am -

  33. Ranking of Management Consulting Firms

          Hi everyone, what do you guys think of this ranking of management consulting firms: http://firmsconsulting.com/ranking-mckinsey-bain-b... My background: college student, trying to find out more about the consulting market. I thought t ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2011 - 3:58pm -

  34. Financial Times MSF Rankings

          The first MSF rankings are here-Financial Times has published its 2011 MSF rankings (in 2010 it was just a listing...). IMO,THEY SUCK,just check them out... http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/mast... http://rankings.ft.com/ ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2011 - 1:23pm -

  35. "The New Kings of Wall Street"

    It seems that the trend we are seeing is indicative of what is to come in terms of an emerging global super league of investment banks. If you look at hiring patterns, potential compensation/bonus payouts, government ownership, market share growth, reputa ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2009 - 11:56am -

  36. Oil&GAS M&A league tables

          do you have any information on league tables by this specific industry? rankings league tables ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2010 - 11:23pm -

  37. Just how important are the II-rankings?

          Would you take less compensation to work for an analyst that is consistently in the II-rankings for his sector? Is working on an II-ranked team something to really be proud of, or is more important for people outside the industry? Do ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2009 - 2:38pm -

  38. The American Taxpayer: Wall Street’s #1 fee payer

    For decades Main Street has been no fan of Wall Street, but in the last few years the general public has probably made banker bashing a national pastime. They have vilified financiers as greedy and immoral, they have blamed them for the recent turmoil, an ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2010 - 7:41pm -

  39. Best Canadian Banks for S&T by Product Groups

    Recently there have been some great discussion on the strenghs and weaknesses of the global banks' S&T operations (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-are-the...) On that spirit, I want to kick-start another discussion of similar nature, b ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 5:02pm -

  40. Rank top feeder schools?

          Some are givens but I'm curious how everyone ranks these schools (no particular order): Stern, Booth, Wharton, Columbia, LBS, Kellogg, Stanford, Harvard, Tuck, UCLA business school rankings ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2009 - 9:38pm -

  41. Kitchen Rankings 2010

          Who has the nicest, well-stocked kitchens? Do you have a Keurig coffee machine or crap coffee pot? Free water bottles or fountain only? Any food included? Discuss the best office kitchens / cafeterias. Back office need not reply. IBD ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2010 - 7:19pm -

  42. Appropriate to put university ranking on resume?

          If you went to a foreign school? resume rankings ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2009 - 10:43am -

  43. Hedge your bets- Predictions for the rankings next year?

    "The big winners in Asia undoubtedly were Hong Kong UST Business School, who will be celebrating their entry into the top 10, up from 16th a year ago. This is in stark contrast to CEIBS who dropped from 8th to 22nd, and NUS Business School fared even ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2010 - 2:58am -

  44. FAQ: WSO Terminology/Rankings

    Return to Main FAQ Page WSO Credits, Silver Bananas (SBs), and Monkey Shit Learn more about / buy WSO Credits, Silver Bananas, and Monkey Shit WSO Credits: Purchasing WSO credits gives you access to additional silver bananas and monkey shit Silver Bananas ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Feb 5 2012 - 4:13am -

  45. Is this a good ranking of trading desks?

          http://www.totalsecuritization.com/569/75659/TS053... what do you guys think? is this a good ranking of the trading groups at top BBs? Or does it only cover a few desks trading desk rankings ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2011 - 4:32pm -

  46. WallStreetOasis.com Rankings

        Every time you contribute to WallStreetOasis.com you get bananas! The more bananas you get the higher your ranking. The left chart shows you the number of bananas you get for each activity, and the right shows you the ranking you get for your ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Nov 25 2013 - 11:00am -

  47. Rank Top Rankings

          Since we love ranking well, everything, here at WSO, why not rank rankings? I'll get us started, with a by no means all-inclusive list. 1. IBs a. BBs b. "Elite boutiques" c. MMs d. Boutiques 2. B-Schools 3. Undergrad sc ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2009 - 9:48pm -

  48. ER Rankings?

    I've applied for internships at a few funds and ER divisions at a few banks, but since IBD is more my area of expertise I was wondering how exactly do you rank or compare ER firms/ ER divisions? ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2010 - 12:33pm -

  49. New USNWR business rankings leaked

          Check out the video here: http://usnews.feedroom.com/index.jsp?fr_story=dec2... At the 0:55 mark, you can see the rankings. Harvard Stanford Northwestern Penn MIT Chicago Berkeley Dartmouth Columbia Yale NYU Duke Michigan UCLA Carnegi ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2009 - 7:42pm -

  50. 2008 Economist Ranking for B-Schools

    Does anybody else also agree that these rankings are inaccurate. You got Wharton (17) a few spots below Schulich school of business (15)(Canadian school) and then just one below Harvard. 2008 rankings Criteria: Overall rank Rankings methodology School Ran ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2008 - 3:16pm -

  51. Equity Research Rankings? (MS TMT)

          Anyone know where I can find rankings of various research groups? I'm particularly curious about how MS TMT stacks up with the rest of The Street. Thanks. MS rankings TMT ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2010 - 2:33pm -

  52. Importance of Analyst Rankings in II?

          How important is it that a junior ER associate works for a top-ranked II sell-side analyst, when considering exit opps. to L/S HFs or the buy-side in general? Does anyone have insight on if exit opps. are that much different for junio ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2014 - 11:59pm -

  53. Lipsey Co:s top brand survey

          What are your opinions on Lipseys brand survey for commercial real estate? You can find the results for 2013 here: http://www.lipseyco.com/images/stories/Lipsey-2013... with the top ten being: 1. CBRE 2. JLL and Colliers (tied) 4. Cus ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2013 - 4:40am -

  54. School Rankings

          http://www.jdoasis.com/us-news-best-law-firms I just wrote up this post over at JDOasis about the way US News ranks their top law firms by tiers vs #1, 2, 3, etc. What do you guys think? school rankings tiers jdoasis jdOasis.com ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2011 - 9:55am -

  55. Private Wealth/Banking Rankings among peers?

          Just out of curiosity, what's the view on the different Private Wealth/Private Banking Firms out there nowadays from fellow chimps in the industry? Any different in US, EU, or Asia? It would be interesting to see esp. with the ne ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2010 - 9:26am -

  56. New expectations going forward

    Now that the war is over, how would you rank the groups on the West Coast as far as expectations over the next couple years? I am particularly curious about what you guys think about JPM TMT (M&A). When it comes to exit ops (PE), are CSLA, GS TMT, and ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2009 - 11:43am -

  57. Research Third Party Rankings

    I'm interested in hearing from PM's and AM types on this board on what third party rankings do you consider to be most relevant and bearing on to choosing which ER analyst to listen too. I know in the past that II rankings were King but ever sin ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2008 - 5:06pm -

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