- AMA: Incoming IB analyst – international student, survived FT recruiting twice…
I've been a long-time browser on WSO and it's definitely helped me out as I recruited for IBD out of college. I just landed my FT offer at a NY boutique – yes, I’m not even a lowly analyst yet – but my route into banking was pretty unique, and I ...
Forum topic - dotcross - Oct 1 2014 - 11:16am - 14 comments
- Cold Feet
For the past year I have been preparing myself to get a job in investment banking. Networking, resumes, interviews- I'v put a ton of work in. I have now received multiple offers at Evercore / Greenhill / Centerview / Lazard and have to decide in the ...
Forum topic - blackice - Sep 30 2014 - 5:05am - 31 comments
- BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!
Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the 2014 WSO Compensation Report! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year (over 5,000)! It took many months of hard work and finally, it's here...and it's ...
Forum topic - WallStreetOasis.com - Sep 30 2014 - 2:26am - 29 comments
- Signed offer letter from SA...sending in apps for FT recruiting..can I get in trouble?
So I signed my offer letter for SA, but received an updated letter reflecting new analyst salary pay raise at a BB- my initial deadline was 9/15, but after I signed, received updated offer letter with deadline of 10/1. This is still too early for me to ...
Forum topic - EquityDebtFinance - Sep 24 2014 - 9:29pm - 20 comments
- Tim Sykes million dollar challenge
As some of you aware Tim Sykes is a rogue trader who traded his way from approximately 13k to 1mm. And he has this challenge to teach someone to do the same. Thing is there's a "tuition" of $5,500. Would you do it? Thoughts ...
Forum topic - Sifaka - Oct 1 2014 - 3:30pm - 17 comments
- When should I start looking for a place to live?
Starting june/july '15 in NYC, FT. When do you all suggest looking for a apartment? (in ib) and when should I sign by? Also, How many roommates do you suggest? Where would you live? If you work in downtown... Going out is a factor, as well as ...
Forum topic - zeroblued - Sep 25 2014 - 4:52am - 8 comments
- 2015 Analyst Salary Bump Megathread
Let's try to keep a running list going as people go through full-time recruiting and even starting for internships next year. The following list is just from people I know personally. Feel free to expand in the comments. Confirmed pay jump: Goldman ...
Forum topic - user39 - Sep 26 2014 - 7:34pm - 132 comments
- Leverage Multiple
How would you find the correct leverage multiple to use for an undervalued semiconductor company, if past tech lbos (comps) did not have sufficient information on the amount of debt raised? ...
Forum topic - Crame - Sep 30 2014 - 9:15am - 10 comments
- Thinking of quitting a month into the job...
Long story short, I am a new lateral hire into public finance investment banking and was not aware of having to pass three Series exams within the first three months of the job, otherwise I'll get fired. I have no relevant experience in munis and ...
Forum topic - mlxd08 - Sep 21 2014 - 5:00am - 24 comments
- Healthcare DCM vs FIG- Which has better exits to PE/Bschool
I currently work in TAS at a Big 4 but have an opportunity with the aforementioned options. Plan on going to B School in 3 years and hopefully recruit for PE afterwards. ...
Forum topic - collegekid89 - Sep 30 2014 - 3:22pm - 9 comments