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0Many things happened and I'm just full of doubts... Help!Hello all monkeys, During the last couple of weeks many doors have opened to me and I'm full of doubts about what should I do. My main objective in the medium term (1-2-3 years) is to be in London working for a (big, if possible) PE firm. Bear in mind that right now I am in the Netherlands studyi...27 min 41 sec ago
0How do I increase my chances to get into Harvard MBA with an unusual profile?Hi guys, I am at a point where I am unable to decide how to put up my profile in a way so as to increase my chances to get into HBS. My profile includes: 1. BSc in Applied Accounting, GPA 2.9 2. Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) 3. Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Level ...610 min 32 sec ago
0MSF and Mfin grads: Do you plan on getting a MBA?Trying gather as much information as I can on MSF programs but I have been wondering if those who choose to go that route also try to get a MBA later since MSF programs aren't for associate hires? I think a MSF at a top program is good for high achieving people who went to non-targets but for one re...519 min 25 sec ago
0Inviting all Duke Fuqua MMS 2017 Round 1 applicantsStarting a thread for all those who applied/are applying to the MMS program Fuqua this year...1420 min 27 sec ago
0SIG SalariesI have an offer to intern in Susquehanna international group near philadelphia. I'm wondering what the salary is like after a few years? Potential upside including bonus? Thanks....037 min 17 sec ago
0GS/MS/JPM vs BAML/Citi/DB? Is culture/vibes worth ditching "prestige"?Hey Guys. Question as above. Some people have said it's a no-brainer to pick the place where you like the people more. Some others have said it's a no-brainer to get the brand, especially for a 2yr analyst stint that doesn't mean shit in the long run. Firm 1: GS/MS/JPM with people you are ...142 min 52 sec ago
0Free Bloomberg alternative for EM bonds Hey everyone, we're making a market data platform for traders called TRDATA, which is absolutely free to use and currently has FI coverage in CIS, and partly Europe, Africa & Middle East. For some our instruments in Ukraine we have 10 times more data providers than Bloomberg. We're currently t...01 hour 2 min ago
0Company Compensation: PricewaterhouseCoopers01 hour 35 min ago
0Miami IB/FinanceHey, Interested in Miami finance scene, specifically IB or AM. Anyone with any experience with it? I'm at UNC right now, so not really a regional target for any Miami firms, but I guess I still have that "Top Southern school" tag. Anyone with any ideas on the scene down there and how to break in?...91 hour 36 min ago
0Sagent Advisors Reputation/Deal Flow/Exit Opps?Hey everyone, I'm looking for more info on Sagent. It seems they are small but have qualified MD's and decent deal flow (most recent being Kroger acquisition of Roundy's). Any thoughts on the working hours, exit opps, and rep of the place?...41 hour 43 min ago
0Macro trades : An eventful week into year end - ECB/OPEC/PAYROLL thoughts!In a normal trading year, December tends to be relatively dull, with markets registering a lower volume and reduced volatility. But this time round it looks rather differed as we seem to be poised for a rather interesting week just before fund managers and real money players head into holiday seas...01 hour 46 min ago
0WSP Financial and Valuation Modeling Boot Camp -- New York City, 12/2-12/4Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA students, and those in career transitions, Wall Street Prep's popular Boot Camps bridge the gap between academics and the real world, to equip professionals and students with practical financial skills they need on...01 hour 54 min ago
+9The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOMy content intern @Lucas_M" is at it again! This time the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our Networking Guide. 1. Cold-Emailing Guide. posted by @Culcet" [quote]1) Background inf...231 hour 56 min ago
+1How many hours a week do you spend sharpening the saw?With the long hours, whether it be Tony Robbins or Bloomberg, how much time do you spend brushing up on your own knowledge each week for self improvement?...52 hours 2 min ago
0Webinar: Mock Interview for IB Associates -- 7pm ET, 12/6/15WEBINAR DESCRIPTION On Sunday December 6th 7pm ET Wall Street Mentor Nick will be hosting a webinar entitled "mock interview for IB Associates", with a q&a session to follow. Nick is an industry veteran with experience in Investment Banking. WATCH HERE If you missed the webinar, it will be...02 hours 23 min ago
0Webinar: Consulting Case Seminar -- 4pm ET, 12/14/15WEBINAR DESCRIPTION On Monday December 14th 7pm ET Wall Street Mentor Dr Steven Mo will be hosting a webinar entitled "Consulting Case Seminar", with a q&a session to follow. Steven is an industry veteran with experience in Consulting. WATCH HERE If you missed the webinar, it will be avail...02 hours 31 min ago
0Non Computer Science Investment Roles at Two SigmaDoes anyone know of any roles at Two Sigma that are part of the investment engine but that do not require an extensive computer science background?...22 hours 34 min ago
0Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase02 hours 42 min ago
011/23 - 11/27 Market Commentary by James Investment ResearchStock Market Analysis Last week transportation and utility averages suffered small declines. Large stocks in the NASDAQ also experienced a slight decline. Instead, it was a week for the small stocks as the Russell 2000 showed a gain of more than 2%. Among the sectors, Consumer Staples provided a ...02 hours 56 min ago
0Apple iPhone 6s plus & Samsung S6 Edge plusApple iPhone 6s 16GB - $500USD Apple iPad 5 Air Wi-Fi + 4G 128GB ....$450USD Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus .... $450USD ...03 hours 17 min ago
0GS Video InterviewHas anyone heard back from the pre-recordsd video interviews they did for Goldman Sachs?...33 hours 26 min ago
+1Lifestyle of an Analyst vs. AssociateHow much does lifestyle (hours) improve moving from 3rd year analyst to 1st year associate? Do associates still get crushed and have absolutely no life?...323 hours 27 min ago
0Interview with head of researchHI all, I have been reading the forum for a while and I have learned very much.... I'm a atudent from europe and I have an upcoming interview for an internship with the head of research. I'm appliying for a role as credit research. Can somebody give me some advise for preparation and what to gener...03 hours 38 min ago
0Equity Research Reports on NYSE: SCHW (Charles Schwab Corporation)Title says it all. If somebody would be kind enough to PM me equity research report(s) on SCHW I would be eternally grateful!...03 hours 59 min ago
0SIG(Dublin) vs DRW(london)Any thoughts between an trading assistant job in DRW in london vs SIG in dublin? In terms of pay, career progression, education etc?...04 hours 17 min ago
0Global payments solutions with API?Hello! I’m looking for global payments solutions with API for automating pay-ins and pay-outs for my business. The first I found is Payoneer and there are a lot of good feedbacks I could find. Can anyone advice some other provider like Payoneer to compare? Thank you guys!...14 hours 21 min ago
0How to open offshore bank account quickly? Hello guys! I need to open an offshore bank account for my company. Would be great to do it within a few days without visiting bank office. Are there any well-known solutions? The price or jurisdiction doesn’t matter....14 hours 23 min ago
+1M7 MBA Stereotypes Busted!I think this would be very helpful for MBA candidates. I'll shoot first . Was in Chicago visiting Kellogg and Booth, met a handful of current students (& alum) and learned something I found surprising: when looking into PE resources at both schools, Kellogg's was much more impressive than Booth's...974 hours 26 min ago
0Is this a good list of corporate rotational programs?Did some googling and found this list of programs. Are there any big ones here that are missing? Honestly, it seems pretty random of a selection. hours 45 min ago
0Company Compensation: Jefferies & Company04 hours 46 min ago
0ROIC when stockholders' equity is negativeI wanted to pose this to the group to hear others' thinking on a real-life and theoretical issue. NOPAT = $100 Debt = $500 Stockholders' Equity = $500 ROIC = 10%... simple. If all of the SE is dividended out NOPAT = $100 Debt = $500 Stockholders' Equity = $0 ROIC = 20%... simple What...85 hours 10 min ago
0Introducing Wireless ChargingAlthough the world has greatly improved when it comes to technology and modernity, we can only fully emphasize our futuristic potential with the wipeout of wires and cords. And we are nearing that stage. It starts with wireless personal computers through the invention of laptops, netbooks and laptop...05 hours 19 min ago
0Company Compensation: Citigroup05 hours 22 min ago
0Company Interview: Janney Montgomery Scott05 hours 31 min ago
0Declined offer, upcoming super day different locationHello all, I recently received and declined an offer for a MM bank, where I truly did enjoy the people and culture of the firm, more so than the other banks I interviewed at. However, the offer was for a location I really couldn't see myself enjoying and exploded essentially by the end of the day...05 hours 38 min ago
0HR Phone calls any suggestions?Any suggestions in structuring phone calls to HR? My usual template is (if they pick up): Hello, my name is... Then ask them how they are doing? Wait for answer, then go with why I am calling... Is that an appropriate template? Or is it too straight-forward?...35 hours 41 min ago
0What to Include in a Cover LetterI may have missed a previous post about this, but I was just wondering what I should be putting in my Cover Letter. Any advice is greatly appreciated...15 hours 47 min ago
0Accounting: Interview QuestionsAll, Looking for help with some basic accounting interview questions. Thanks in advance: 1) How does increasing a Deferred Tax Asset by $100 affect the three statements? 2) How does decreasing a Deferred Tax Asset by $100 affect the three statements? 3) If you use accelerated depreciatio...45 hours 58 min ago
0Tear my CV apartHey guys I just wanted to get a general CV check done to see where I can improve because there's definitely a lot of areas. Since I'm studying both Engineering and Finance and my degree requires Engineering work experience before I can graduate it'd be good to get general advice however, I do want t...36 hours 8 min ago
0NFL Fans: What are your thoughts on this season?Sad to see my favorite team lose to Denver like the way they did on Sunday but the good news is that gronk, amendola, and edelman should all be back before the playoffs start. I think this Patriots squad somewhat reminds me of the 2011 team where they had no running game and lived and died every gam...06 hours 21 min ago
0Webinar: An Overview of Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Investment Banking -- 8pm ET, 11/30/15WEBINAR DESCRIPTION On Monday November 30th, 8pm ET Wall Street Mentor Ivan will be hosting a webinar entitled "An Overview of Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Investment Banking", with a q&a session to follow. Ivan is an industry veteran with experience in Investment Banking. WATCH...06 hours 47 min ago
+3BIG 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 still free :-) Yes, that's right, access to the FULL ...416 hours 48 min ago
+2Will Bain & Co be bought out by a bigger consulting firm?I've been hearing chatter from highly placed people in the Consulting Industry that AT Kearney (first) and Bain & Co (second) do not have scale to survive on their own and might be bought out by a bigger consulting firm (Accenture?). This follows the acquisitions of Monitor, Booz and Parthenon. ...146 hours 52 min ago
0Oil/Energy Trading superior to Prop Trading?It seems to me that a lot of people these days think that trading oil and energy is better than trading equities or fixed income and I'm not sure why. I am not familiar with oil trading companies and their business model. Can someone shed me some light on the matter? I know that a lot of prop tra...437 hours 9 min ago
0Company Interview: 2U07 hours 34 min ago
+6Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here is a message from Natalie who will be checking this thread every few days to make sure she is staying on top of questions: I'm here to answer any questions you have rega...3117 hours 35 min ago
0BO at BB internship or BA internship at a midsized lesser known firm?Which would you choose for your last summer in college?...07 hours 40 min ago
0MLDELTEs...delete pls...47 hours 42 min ago
0Company Interview: Miller Buckfire07 hours 43 min ago
+1Morgan Stanley Said to Plan Fixed-Income Job Cuts of Up to 25%- Cuts would be across regions and take place in next two weeks - Bank's fixed-income trading revenue dropped 42% last quarter Article: hours 51 min ago
+115 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started ConsultingI worked as a management consultant for 4 years. I learned a bunch of stuff about business and strategy and operations. I also learned how to sound smart about something I knew nothing about, and how to use jargon to make simple things sound extremely complex. I quit my job after 4 years a...117 hours 52 min ago
0Hours/Lifestyle for SF Hedge FundsHey guys, I was wondering if anyone working at a HF in San Francisco could share what their hours are like, given that SF is 3 hours behind the market. Wanted to get an idea of the difference in lifestyles between NY and SF hedge funds and how being behind market hours affects that. Thanks!...28 hours 13 min ago
0Too Old To Apply for Analyst Jobs in IB?Hi Everyone, I'm currently working in accounting, but have been looking to go into Investment Banking now after realizing that my current field isn't for me and that the opportunities I'll get from sticking around here are not interesting to me either. I think Investment Banking is the best fit f...108 hours 20 min ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch09 hours 5 min ago
0Internship with an investment mgmt branding firm, worth it?Deleted...09 hours 25 min ago
0J.P Morgan Asset/Wealth Management Video InterviewI have a interview with J.P Morgan where I have to answer 4 questions on video, but there is not an interview on the other side. Has anyone had any experience with this?...49 hours 37 min ago
+8Non-Targeted Southern School with No Connections, 2016 Capital Markets AnalystSo I am from a very non-targeted Southern school. I grew up in a small South Carolina town and I am the first in my family to get a degree from an accredited school. I didn't come from much money (my family was in real estate and the recession really hurt us), so I had to pay for college. For me, th...89 hours 41 min ago
0Company Review: Bloomberg09 hours 43 min ago
+3Can we get a STICKY for our RE board for a) Underwriting models to be posted/shared; b) Current salary comps across industryWhat do you guys think? This would be very useful to many of us....349 hours 56 min ago
0GS Ops offer vs. other potential ones: should I continue looking? (long read)Hey fellow WSOers, Just like some other members on here, I am a rising junior who is currently looking for a summer internship. I am currently a Business Management major pursuing a certificate in International Trade & Investment, with a 3.65 GPA from a non-target school. I have been a long-time...010 hours 2 min ago
0Greenhill Capital AdvisoryHi all, Was wondering if anyone had any insight on Greenhill's Real Assets Capital Advisory group; I was thinking of applying for a summer analyst role, and I was wondering if anyone could give me more of a sense of what I'd be doing/how the position compares to IB/if it would set me up nicely fo...810 hours 3 min ago
+2Songs that inspire you to go out and get that money?Have seen lots of threads on songs to listen to pump you up when you need to crank it in excel for a few hours, but where are the threads on songs that inspire you to go out there and make that money? Post the artist & title if you're going to post a video (sometimes cant see videos on mobile) ...7410 hours 5 min ago
0Harvard-->GS--> VC--> Prison?Interesting writeup from bloomberg about a ex-GS banker who is currently in a Colombian Prison while he awaits his trial on securities fraud. [quote] As a baby-faced entrepreneur, Kale...1010 hours 6 min ago
0Goldman Sachs Internship Background CheckHi guys, I recently got a summer internship offer from GS in the operations division. I have a question about their background check. In my resume, I listed my major GPA under "GPA:...", but not specifies as "Major GPA:...". I assume that they would think the number after GPA on my resume is my cumu...010 hours 6 min ago
+7It Took 18 Hours to Pour San Francisco’s Biggest-Ever Concrete FoundationWhen I was in San Francisco for the ULI Fall Meeting I had the pleasure of attending a lecture on and a tour of Salesforce Tower, a joint project by Hines and Boston Properties that will be the tallest building west of Chicago upon completion. It was an incredible presentation and tour and the entir...2810 hours 13 min ago
0Company Interview: Deutsche Bank010 hours 15 min ago
+3JP Morgan Diversity Recruiting - Winning Women & Launching LeadersHas anyone heard back from JP yet? Or does anyone know when they send out super day invites?...19210 hours 16 min ago
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0UBS Rising?UBS has been aggressively poaching talent from top boutiques and BBs (see: and has been on some of the biggest deals of 2015 (see: Wit...510 hours 23 min ago
0My Weekly Market Report - Nov 30, 2015Bio: Liliana Nealon was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She emigrated to New York City, United States with her family at the age of thirteen. At a time when women had few opportunities in the workplace, she took a job at one of the top banks in the country but not before taking a typing cl...010 hours 24 min ago


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