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0What location would you choose?The Choices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Toronto and Washington D.C If you could choose 3, and your app. would be directed to that specific office, what would you choose. I love the idea of NY or Chicago, but I don't kno...202 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Capvision Partners02 years 10 months ago
0covert and coAnyone have any ideas about this tech/ media boutique in Santa Monica. It was started by one of the co-founders of Montgomery and Co earlier this year. Any info on deal flow, salary, etc would be helpful. Obviously exit opps are non-existent as they are so new/ small, but I've been an analyst for ab...162 years 10 months ago
0Shred it apart down to the period. Just getting ready for summer internship recruitment. Hoping to break into IB with a credit background, one can hope right?...52 years 10 months ago
0Ewwww...Poor PeopleI'm gonna need some help with this. A new app dropped this week and it has the whole Internet up in arms with righteous indignation and moral outrage. Thing is, it's actually pretty useful (or will be when it emerges from Beta testing). The app I'm referring to is called Ghetto Tracker and ostensibl...422 years 10 months ago
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0How do I become super rich?Hi all, I would like to become super rich. But how do I do this? How do I do this in these career paths: Investment banking Trading Management Consulting Accounting (How much do accountants make?) Is anybody here super rich already and wants to share? Thanks...392 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Morgan Stanley02 years 10 months ago
0Pls help with English formation (Dutch student) of 1 point on resumeHi guys, I work at a technical firm. Building foremen ask us to make quotes without engagement for different projects. We make the quotes and send them to these firms. The decide which of the firms the asked to make quotations "receives the offer to execute their part of the project". It is one...02 years 10 months ago
0Valuation forumNot sure if this has come up before, but I feel like WSO would benefit from a forum dedicated to valuation issues. Not neutered CFA-specific AnalystForum stuff, but real-world questions about best practices. I know most of the readership here is just trying to launch their career, but there are en...32 years 10 months ago
0NYT: Harvard Business Students See Class Divisions Does anyone else thing this article is kind of stupid and non-news? To summarize: There is a select group of international, very wealthy, ostentatious and cliche-y students at HB...232 years 10 months ago
0Are there any companies that you think you are blacklisted from?I have two. At this one particular firm, I interviewed there twice and I bombed one of the interviews after going through unofficial channels. The relationship ended on a sour note and I think they probably kept a note or something in their recruiting system. I think that put me on the blacklist. He...52 years 10 months ago
0Best way to ask alums for referral?Although I'm at an target school, there are a couple of firms that I'm interested in that don't actively recruit on campus. I've gotten in touch with alums at these companies and our conversation always goes great, and they always seem willing to help. However, when I e-mail them thanking them an...82 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Tudor Pickering Holt and Co02 years 10 months ago
0College dilemma Hi guys, I'm currently a Sophomore at a decent big 10 school(think Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan). I was rejected from the business school and am currently a economics major. My grades are fine(roughly 3.5), but I am not interested in the material at all and feel like I should be stu...42 years 10 months ago
0FX Flow Trader 101Hi Guys, I am just moving into the industry and though was trying to get into Equity Research but I have gotten a call from the Treasury Department of a Bank. The role is a FX Flow Trader. Now, I can guess what an FX trader would do but not quite sure what this FX Flow Trader is. Also, what...02 years 10 months ago
0Bypass the Analyst role by getting a JD/MBA?Is it possible to bypass the analyst role by enrolling in a JD/MBA program directly after college? Think about it -- it's a three year program, just like an analyst stint, and with a good SA internship one can definitely land a good JD/MBA program after university. Any thoughts?...92 years 10 months ago
+1Tesla: A Follow UpMy post on Tesla must have touched some nerves because I got more than my usual share of backlash from Tesla bulls. While some of it was just vitriol, many contained interesting counter arguments to mine. I thought it  would be useful to play devil’s advocate and present the case for...02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Blackstone Group02 years 10 months ago
0JPMorgan Email AddressesDoes anyone know the email format for JPMorgan? I have an alumni's name, say John Z. Doe, what would his email be? I feel like I've tried every combination in an email verificator, but nothing works....222 years 10 months ago
0Lazard vs EvercoreWhich of the two would you take? Evercore is doing really well but doesn't have as big as a brand name. Lazard on the other hand apparently has a terrible culture. Both seem to place really well. ...162 years 10 months ago
0UBS vs Top MM shops, what's better??...62 years 10 months ago
0Need a Suit Tailor in SingaporeI know this is a long shot since most people here will not be from Asia but is there anyone on this forum that happens to know a good tailer located in Singapore? I need 2 new tailor made suits and even though there are a lot of tailors here (many of whom are small Chinese stores), it's important th...72 years 10 months ago
0Is this a big problem?I've recently sent a couple of cover letters out to some middle market and boutique firms, some required covers and some didn't, and when I went to go change it around to fit a different position I realized I spelled a word wrong, "analysis's" when it should have been "analyses". I'm wondering if th...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 10 months ago
+2TV: Consumers Want The Control92 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Cowen Group02 years 10 months ago
0SACRIFICED CAREER FOR HELL OF A CAUSEHello WSO - I recenlty started a discussion requesting advice for my situation and had a few replies which I am thankful for. I decided to change the headline to grab more of the forum's attention and also needed to hit 10 BP's before I could PM so I had incentive. First I want to go over my imm...152 years 10 months ago
0Why Lev Fin?-Yup, I just posted that without using the search function. Can't think of a solid answer that doesn't sounds stuffy/full of BS. I just feel that most of the answers that I have been able to gather are BS. My personal reason is because I want to do something banking oriented and I want to move t...42 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Raine Group02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: BNP Paribas02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Wells Fargo and Company02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Greenberg Advisors02 years 10 months ago
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0Interviewing with MBB again before 12 months have passed.Good day all, Long story short: I've worked at a big mining company (1 year) and interviewed with MBB at Australia for an Entry Level role about 6 months back and have now moved to another country. I wanted to ask if I'll have any chance applying again now (to a different office obviously) and ...42 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: AXA Advisors02 years 10 months ago
0Advice for informing HR about credit checkHi everyone, I received a full time FO role in a BB/HF after the summer. A month later a $300 collection item popped up in my credit report. I immediately paid it and am waiting for my report to update which can take 90 days. In the mean time I am expecting to get paper work for a credit and back ...42 years 10 months ago
0Here's a Quick Way to Value Unlevered & Levered Cash Flows Calculating these cash flows is easier than you think. Levered cash flows are also known as equity cash flows, because it values just the equity claim in the business. On the other hand, unlevered cash flows are also known as firm cash flows because it values the entire enterprise.I am more a...72 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Deloitte02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Getco, LLC02 years 10 months ago
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0How skilled in math do you have to be as a consultant?I've read all about what it takes to break into consulting. I'm not necessarily looking for MBB, but top hopefully top 10 and specifically strategy (Read: LEK, OW, Deloitte). I'm wondering about the math skills required to: A. Get an interview B. Do well in the interview/case C. Perform...112 years 10 months ago
0American Pyscho TV series on FX?So here is an asrticle letting fans know that there is an American Psycho Tv series in the works at FX. It takes place modern day where Bateman is around 50 years old and takes on a protoge.... What do you monkeys thinka bout this? years 10 months ago
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0Military Veteran late to the game.Greetings, I am a long time reader but haven't really had the chance to post something so hear it goes. 31 year old Veteran, spent four years in the Marines as an MP (Miltary Police). Got out, partied, slacked off in school due to lack of direction and ended up working for a non profit in LA f...62 years 10 months ago
0Should I get a masters in FinanceHi Everyone, So I just graduated with a degree in economics. I do have a job lined up at a boutique consulting firm (mainly working with tech companies doing project management). What I really want to be doing is working in asset management. I was thinking about applying to a MSF school for fall of...42 years 10 months ago
0Operating model problemHello everyone, So suffice to say, my modeling skills are probably not as sharp as many of yours. I'm currently given the responsibility to build an operating model for a company that recently changed its fiscal year from ending Nov 30, to a calendar year (ending Dec 31). My main question is, ...32 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: BP02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment02 years 10 months ago
0This fall: non-profit consulting group or AM (going for SA)I'm a junior at a non-target in NYC, right now I have an offer from a local non-profit group which essentially consults and lends to micro finance institutions. There's some financial work involved but not a lot, it's more general business analysis affairs. It's a cool group I'd like to be a part of...02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 10 months ago
0MBA QuestionsBackground: I've worked in Investment Management as a Fixed Income PM for over six years (managed billions for insurance cos and separate accounts). After getting let go about 20 months ago (I still am getting some interviews), I officially am a labor force dropout. I have kept busy volunteering an...12 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Bentley Associates02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Piper Jaffray02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Goldman Sachs02 years 10 months ago
0Bschool Cross-RoadsI’ll preface and apologize for the novel below ahead of time. Im at a bit of an inflection point in my career and could certainly use some thoughts . As background, I went to a non-target and managed to get into a 2nd tier BB in one of their top IBD coverage groups. From there I was able to lever...62 years 10 months ago
0Prime Brokerage Stories: Getting the DrawerThis is the sixth in a series called “Prime Brokerage Stories,” real life experiences from a close family member who worked in this area of the Street for 30 years. For an introduction to PB so it all makes sense, see here: Last time...42 years 10 months ago
0FAS vs. IBLooking at applying for positions full-time and wanted to get a better understanding of what differences exist between a financial advisory services group and an investment banking group. To my knowledge FAS teams provide more detailed valuations and fairness opinions. They also can work on legal an...22 years 10 months ago
0DC Banking QuestionAnyone have any background on lifestyle/rep/$ for Hovde, FBR, and Taylor Companies? Any other additional info would be helpful as well....32 years 10 months ago
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0What Part of Your Work Do You Hate the Most? What part of your work do you hate the most/find the most tedious and annoying to do? Not things like a long commute/traffic/douche boss, but work wise. ...192 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Alvarez & Marsal02 years 10 months ago
0Rise from the bottomI'm at an internship right now working full-time which a temporary position for three months. I recently graduated so I can't mess this up. The internship is at a boutique investment banking firm. My duties here are very nominal. I pretty much cold call all day long. There are only four other guy...82 years 10 months ago
0Need to be pointed in the right directionHello my name Is Tarique, I am new to this forum so please bare with me. I wanted to reach out to anyone that can help me. I want to get into the finance field, I don't go to a "target school" but I'm willing to work hard. Pretty much I want to know if there's any way that I could network with som...32 years 10 months ago
0Handwritten Follow-Up + Email Follow-Up?? Too much?If you send a handwritten thank you note after an interview, should you also send a thank you email? Will this make me stand out or look like a try-hard? My plan is to send a handwritten note (should arrive the next day) and follow up with an email a few hours after the interview. The email and...52 years 10 months ago
0Hr screeningHow long does hr screening usually take for an application?...62 years 10 months ago
0Breaking into GS, JPM, MS, or Citi without internship at the firm.I go to a non-target school w/ 3.5gpa. I have done 2 previous internships in the past but not at the firms listed above. I am a senior now and want to go FT at one of the firms above. (Obviously I understand it's a strike against me since I did not intern with those firms last summer, but hey if I d...62 years 10 months ago
099% LTV With Mezz Financing?I am curious to know. I hear its possible to get 99% financing with a mix of senior and junior debt. So lets say a senior lender provides 80% of the value at 6% and Mezz guy provides 19% of the value at say 11%. The equity holder would still stand to return a very nice IRR. Do I have this right or i...212 years 10 months ago
0RJ phone interviewdoes anybody know what raymond james' first round phone interview process is like? i'm assuming a lot of fit questions...12 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Amundi02 years 10 months ago
0IB? PE? HF?Hey can someone explain to be the differences and similarities between Investment banking, Investment management, Private equity, and Hedge funds? ...42 years 10 months ago
0Harry Potter character Dobby is based on PutinRussian lawyers say Harry Potter character Dobby is based on Putin The outrageous news continue...any opinions?...62 years 10 months ago
0UC BERKELEY VS UCLA IB/ FinanceHi, I saw your post and it seemed like you knew a lot about recruiting for both UCLA and Berkeley. I was torn between the two when I was choosing schools, but my parents pressured me to attend Berkeley. I live like 20 minutes away from Berkeley. However, I convinced them to let me switch over...92 years 10 months ago
0Icahn gives up to Dell Carl Icahn gave up his fight against Dell's LBO today. He released the above letter on his thoughts regarding the deal. Dell should now move forward with becoming a private company and we'll see how the priva...42 years 10 months ago
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0How to Signal Back Office to Front Office in MBA Apps?We all know that adcom looks for career progression, and promotions are a plus. How do you signal career progression when it's not due to promotions but at different firms? My career track: -1.5 years back office (analyst) at brokerage firm -0.5 years back office (associate) at I-Bank -3 year...32 years 10 months ago
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0Consulting adviceHi all hope you had a great week. I am wondering if someone can help me out with clarification. I wish to apply for a consultant role, but am not sure about my chances as I still have some months of my MBA ahead (disadvantage?). Perhaps I should mention that I am on a non-target school. Thank...52 years 10 months ago
0WWYC: What Would You ChangeWe all work/ed, whether in PE, IBD, HF, S&T, or being an ENT. But, for all the effort we put into making it here and staying here, it is at the end of the day a job. Particularly a job in Finance, an industry more or less known for being a bit old fashioned here and there. Overtime you get c...02 years 10 months ago
0Are Banks till taking applications for non-FO FT positions?This is for non-OCR online applications. Are the big banks still taking appications for non-FO positions?...02 years 10 months ago
0Stat Minor: increases job prospects? I'm a rising junior econ major at a USNWR top 5 school. Investment banking at a BB bank, like all of us monkeys, is my top choice for a job upon graduating college. In the event that ibanking doesn't work out, would having a stat minor significantly increase my job prospects? If so, what jobs would ...12 years 10 months ago
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0Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase02 years 10 months ago
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0The absolutely lamest activities&interests to put on a resume/cvWhich activities&interests should rather not be included on a cv? (Assuming you were not super successful in this certain activity) and Whats the most lame thing you came across so far? thx for sharing...332 years 10 months ago
0Investment Banking Internship After Senior Year?About myself: School: non-target school Current Standing: Junior Major: Political Science and Economics (with some graduate-level statistics and econometrics) GPA: 3.8 Major GPA: ~3.9 each. I've entered the game a bit too late as I was previously interested in med-school but realized that I...02 years 10 months ago
0Freakonomics Coin Flip ExperimentHave you tried it? I am not nihilistic enough to make major decisions this way. However, it does eliminate the tendency toward "analysis paralysis." years 10 months ago
0Entrepreneur OasisPatrick, Given the fact that there has been a hell of a lot of talk about entrepreneurship on here lately, but no easy site to go to that focuses solely on entrepreneurship, I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to have a WSO for entrepreneurs. The current platform works well, but ...412 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: MSCI Inc02 years 10 months ago
0FT Application Deadlines for GS, MS, UBS, DB, Citibank, and Wells Fargo?Doesn't have to be for IBD. I am also interested in S&T, Research, and Investment Management. I understand these firms, especially GS and DB hires mostly summer analysts, but I am still applying for FT....12 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: First Niagara Financial Group02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Kerburn Rose02 years 10 months ago
0BX M&A/R&R/PE 2014 RecruitingJust curious if BX has wrapped up their recruiting for 2014 analysts for M&A/R&R and PE? According to their career website, there are no longer postings for M&A/R&R, but there is still a posting for PE....22 years 10 months ago
0List of HF's in Los AngelesLooking for a list of hedge funds in Los Angeles.. Anyone got?...42 years 10 months ago
0Top 50 Investment Banking Companies - Vault 2014Vault published their annual Vault Banking 50 rankings today, interested in hearing everyone's thoughts. "The Vault Banking 50 is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues banking professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings (such as culture, satisfaction, w...212 years 10 months ago


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