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0Company Interview: China International Capital Corporation02 years 11 months ago
0Pre-hire Research Associate writing test...Anybody ever have experience with something like this? I can imagine I'd be provided w/an earnings PR and asked to write up a summary? Thanks in advance!...62 years 11 months ago
0Graduate School Curves--Deleted for various reasons--...162 years 11 months ago
02013 II Rankings Out JPM on top once again. Surprised to see Barclays slip down to 4th. What are your guys thoughts? Also curious if these rankings actually matter. As a new hire I often hear about them but I'm not sure if people actually care. ...52 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: A.T. Kearney02 years 11 months ago
0Deloitte consulting -> LSE undergrad/LSE undergrad; which option is better for IB career?Hi guys I have 1 more year of A-levels (high school) in the UK and I was wondering whether it is worth applying for a gap year scheme at Deloitte consulting if I want to get an IB job after university? Say I got an offer from LSE to read Philosophy and Economics as well as an offer to do a ye...42 years 11 months ago
+2Moving to ManhattanWhat up kiddos. Ill be moving to Manhattan next month. Hopefully I can finally grab drinks with a few of you. Feel free to reach out if any of you want to catch up. Feel free to throw some advice my way as well. ...92 years 11 months ago
0Anyone in Austin?So I miss the northeast. I miss it a lot. I mainly just miss the huge posse I had, all of whom were always down to go bottoms up. Anyone in Austin interested in shooting the shit sometime? Do Austin monkeys even exist on WSO?!?...202 years 11 months ago
0accounting for small businesseswe providing the facilities in sector of finance. ...12 years 11 months ago
0Less than 10% of funds raised by NFL go to cancer researchTo break it down real quick: 50% - retailer 37.5% - manufacturer 8.5% - ACS for research 3.25% - ACS administration (they need it, lost $100mm both of the last 2 years) 1.25% - NFL for costs of the campaign I can almost kind of understand the manufacturer taking 37.5%, though I'm surprised...92 years 11 months ago
0I Honestly Don't Know Which Direction to Go... Help?So I'll be honest... I do not know which direction to go after I graduate in May. I am a Finance and Econ major, and I am very interested in the markets and investing in general, but I do not know what the best direction should be. If you were starting your career in May, what area in finan...162 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Navigant Consulting02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 11 months ago
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0D1 Athlete vs. Non-athlete w/ Banking ExperienceI'm a D1 tennis player at a mid-tier UC and am facing a tough situation.. I've played 2 yrs of college tennis and am currently contemplating whether I should come back for a 3rd year or even complete all 4 years. I am currently working at a boutique investment bank and will continue working through ...122 years 11 months ago
0New to New YorkIs it just me or is there not any real thread for new kids out of college in NYC on WSO... Am I the only one who thinks it's hard to meet people here?...52 years 11 months ago
0Anybody still looking for a roommate in NYC?Probably too late to ask for look for people sharing apartment at this point. I am gonna start at a mid town MM's equity research soon, so I am looking for people to share a apartment. I prefer mid town and my budget is 1700. Let me know if you have a room to fill or want to look together. I am a gu...62 years 11 months ago
0Trading Behavioral QuestionHow would you answer this question? Why do you want to go into trading? Possible answers: I want to make money. I want to learn. I want to win, etc ...42 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 11 months ago
0Contact associate before internshipI'm starting an IB SA stint in December (Southern hemisphere summer) and I just got the official welcome email with initial instructions. I want to reach out to an associate I interviewed with who I got along well with, asking for general advice before the internship (ie is there anything I shoul...72 years 11 months ago
0Robert W Baird & Co EQUITY RESEARCH FTHas anyone worked for RW Baird ER in Milwaukee or San Francisco offices and would be willing to share information about the culture and recruiting? ...32 years 11 months ago
0Should I email the MD back after my interview?Last Friday I had an interview for a Fixed Income Research associate role at a smaller global investment bank. The MD contacted me directly, I cam in to the interview, interviewed with him for almost an hour then an associate. He said he would contact me to come in this week again but alas it's Frid...22 years 11 months ago
0Tech Startup Internship Interview - WardrobeI've only spoken with these guys on the phone. I'd normally wear a suit to an interview, but I've also never worked at a start-up. Slacks and a button-up only? Suit with no tie? Cargo pants, New Balances, and a vest? I have a feeling that it's gonna be an informal-ish crowd....52 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Mercer02 years 11 months ago
0Investment Sales or Commercial LendingJust curious what everyone's opinion was on which path opens more doors for future opportunities with a REIT/REPE/Developer. For investment sales, I mean Eastdil/HFF/etc. For commercial lending I'm thinking particularly middle market. I'm currently working as an analyst in CRE lending at a MM bank a...12 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: RBC Royal Bank of Canada02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: American Capital02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs02 years 11 months ago
0Lateral during first yearLet's say you have the chance to lateral during your first year as an analyst from a top group a a large mediocre (i.e. BNP, RBS, Nomura) bank to a pretty good group at a top BB (i.e. JPM, GS, MS). would you take it? I know most would say I'd be stupid not to, but doing so would likely burn every br...52 years 11 months ago
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0Healthcare Industry ReadingHi all, I'm getting interested in the healthcare space (particularly pharmaceuticals but I am not 100% sure if that's where I want to focus yet) and I was wondering if there was any must-read material for learning more about this industry. For example, for O&G, people say that you "must read" The...22 years 11 months ago
0Why are the Big 4 private partnerships?While looking through glassdoor in preparation for my PwC FSR interview, I stumbled across this question. I can't find any sort of clear/concise explanation online. I will probably end up emailing my former PwC partner professor and ask, but was wondering if anyone on here could explain it to me? ...62 years 11 months ago
0Interviewing for a BB's Infrastructure Asset Management (PE?) group....Hi all, I have an interview coming up for an (experienced 1 year) Analyst in a BB's Infrastructure Fund, Asset Management Group, which is an internal PE Fund. They invest in Windmills, Powerplants etc. Does anyone at all know what to expect at this interview in terms of questions. How similar ...62 years 11 months ago
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0Most Relevant Statistics Software?Professor seems pretty open to using whatever. Any thoughts on which one would be the most relevant? (Options include but are not limited to SAS, STATA, SSPS, EViews, ... ) I have no prior experience with any of the above....102 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: UBS AG02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: XR Trading02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Consolidated Trading02 years 11 months ago
048-hour Crazy Monkey Deal – Neckties for Interviews and Regular Office WearDiscover 3 neckties that are perfect for interviews and regular office wear. There are altogether 50 such ties available for Crazy Monkey Deal #1, and they will be available for only 48 hours at just $55 – that is over $100 off the regular retail price! If you buy two or more ties they will be shi...32 years 11 months ago
0VC Investment Methods Why would a fund gain ownership through common shares instead of warrants or preferred (or vice versa). Thanks in advance...22 years 11 months ago
0Equity Research Assistant InterviewLanded an interview for an equity research assistant. Having a hard time researching this type of position. Any advice on how to prep for this interview?...102 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: ChinaRock Capital Management02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: AIG02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Morgan Stanley02 years 11 months ago
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0Company Compensation: John Hancock02 years 11 months ago
0Getting the most of a trip to NYC, aka networking with the most people in one day Junior at a non-target, planning a couple of trips to NYC. Originally I was just gonna go after finals in December for like a week straight but some on here said that might be too late, try to go earlier. Well I played around with my schedule so for the 2nd half of the semester I only have on...152 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Spark Investment Management02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Deutsche Bank02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Stephens Inc02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Credit Suisse02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment02 years 11 months ago
0Which course in NYU is best for getting investment banking internship/job?I have a full time MBA degree from an Indian university in Finance (specialization). To improve my prospects in getting a job as a financial analyst, I have enrolled myself for a course of investment banking on coursera. However, I would be visiting New York in a month, and i've decided to do a cour...32 years 11 months ago
0Baird02 years 11 months ago
0real estate private equity vs. real estate developmentWhat are the main differences between these two? It sounds like both buy real estate property, improve, and sell at a higher price. Besides use of leverage / LP structure (REPE $ comes from pensions etc. and charge 2/20 while developers use own money) aren't they really similar?...172 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: KeyBank02 years 11 months ago
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0Company Review: Indus American Bank02 years 11 months ago
0WTF am I doing02 years 11 months ago
0Question about lying on resume?So this summer as a 17 year old high school student I wanted to get some good experience and make some connections and make some real money. I applied to a receptionist role with a top fashion company. I fluffed up my resume a little too much using some sample resumes from WSO and when I interview...122 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: WH Trading02 years 11 months ago
0How to answer the pre-interview question: "Are you planing to move to XYZ City"?Do you have any ideas?...22 years 11 months ago
0Bond Trader turned Photographer: Humans of New YorkI've been following Brandon Stanton's Facebook page and blog, HONY, for over a year now, and had no idea he used to be a bond trader in Chicago. I discovered this when I read the preface in his new/first book, which hit my doorstep yesterday. Anyone know this guy? He has walked thousands of miles...72 years 11 months ago
0Faber: AAPL Could Go BustJust so you guys don't think I'm talking my book this week, I can disclose with a breath of relief that I am no longer long AAPL. It took me the better part of two years to work my way out and I'm glad to have it in my rear view. I think Cook is a great CEO, but I just don't think that company survi...142 years 11 months ago
0Does Baird Place ER interns in ChicagoI am targeting Baird for this summer in ER (along with a few other firms). I know Baird is huge in Milwaukee and all, but they also have a decent sized office in Chicago. Does anyone have any experience in Baird ER or IB that has interned for their Chicago location?...32 years 11 months ago
0Did We Default Yet? America's Default HistoryOkay, full disclosure, I wrote this last Friday and by the time this post hits, I'll be on a beach with a drink packed full of booze and tiny umbrellas. So, if anything has happened on this front since last Friday, I apologize if this topic has become obsolete. The topic of America's potential u...122 years 11 months ago
0Told of Assignment for InterviewI have a third round interview at a wealth management firm next Tuesday, in the E-mail the interviewer said that I was going to get a 20-25 assignment to complete and review before the 2nd part of the interview. Apparently it has to do with getting information on a money manager and then providin...12 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: Bain & Company02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Goldman Sachs02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Duff & Phelps02 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment02 years 11 months ago
0Nobel Prize - Fama vs. ShillerSo the Nobel Prize winners this year are Robert Shiller, Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen. What's intersting is that Fama and Shiller could not be more different in their theories. Fama is the founder of the efficient market hypothesis. In his theory, all irrational trading on markets are see...112 years 11 months ago
0Florida kid moving to NY needs help with winter wardrobeI recently got a job in New York and need a business professional and casual wardrobe that will help me survive the winter. I have lived in Florida my whole life and have never seen snow, lol! I don't want anything too expensive but need something that is just enough to get by. I am a male that is t...62 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Morgan Stanley02 years 11 months ago
0WSO's First "Crazy Monkey Deal" Thursday at 2PM...Are you looking to pick up some new high quality custom made ties? If so, definitely keep an eye out for this deal. Tomorrow (10/17) at 2pm ET our first "Crazy Monkey Deal" is coming out on the homepage. We partnered with on this great offer for you guys: They'll be offering...12 years 11 months ago
0getting a job as a prof. trader without a univ. degreeIm a student at the univ of toronto and taking a break right now. i want to get a job as a trader, is it possible...what do you think of the online trading academy, will it boost my resume, and help me get a job, thanks in advance....22 years 11 months ago
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+1Interview w/ Engineer turned 2nd Year PE AnalystMod note (Andy): Very happy to introduce to you this eve our newest blogger Singapore Sling. He worked in Australia for 3 years as an engineer before moving to finance in Singapore, and is currently a 2nd year PE Analyst. Over the coming weeks he will be sharing a regular post about, 'what he learnt...62 years 11 months ago
0Career Advice (Mentor is MIA)My training manager assigned a mentor to me, but that mentor doesn't seem to be taking it seriously. I've reached out three times now and haven't gotten a response. Q: Should I request a new mentor, find my own when I get there, or should I call the current mentor and add a little pressure?...92 years 11 months ago
0what internship looks better f50 internship(finance) or ubs pwm?Which internship looks better for IB/ER?.. f50 finance internship(think at&t, jnj, ge, vz), or ubs pwm...52 years 11 months ago
0What are typical starting offers for software engineering at small Prop Trading companies?I have received a base offer that is well below UIUC's average starting salary for my degree to write code at a small trading firm in Chicago, but the bonus potential, and 5 year career potential could be very competitive. How much would you expect in compensation, base, benefits, bonus Do you...102 years 11 months ago
0CS SF HealthcareHi Monkeys, I'm a sophomore studying Business + Pre-med and grew up in a family of doctors. So I have always had a passion for the sciences and medicine but am recently looking to do something more towards business and am looking to break into investment banking early in my career.. I was wond...92 years 11 months ago
0Looking for a job with ~1 year of consulting/work experienceHello monkeys, I was recently laid off after a year of working at a top mgmt consulting firm as a junior consultant (industry undergoing upheaval, firm might get acquired, firm restructuring and overhauling staffing needs). I'm wondering if any of you have advice on how to go about the job search...52 years 11 months ago
0Excel 2013 formula auditing pluginNew to Excel 2013-- is there a free/low cost plugin available that allows for advanced formula auditing? I'm looking for something like the Capital IQ plugin's CTRL + SHIFT + [ or Boost's Advanced Precedents feature-- Boost doesn't work w/ Excel 2013 and my bank doesn't have Cap IQ. Any help is mu...22 years 11 months ago
0Mark Cuban Cleared of Insider TradingWatch the video of him slamming the SEC: ...112 years 11 months ago
0hbs interviewsso anyone receive the invitation today? apparently went out at noon EST. i didn't get one...352 years 11 months ago
0MM ExitsDoes anyone have any idea on the likelihood of exiting to AM or HF from a solid MM firm (Baird, Lincoln, Jefferies, Harris Williams, Houlihan)? I've heard PE exits from these firms can be pretty good, but given that I don't really have any interest in PE and would much rather be focused on public...12 years 11 months ago
0Valuation MetricsHi guys. I'm a freshman and have an interview at an ER place coming up soon and I'm looking to learn a bit about the pros and cons of different valuation metrics in practice. Hopefully some of you guys working in ER can help me out! What are the pros and cons of the likes of DCF, P/E, EV/EBIT(DA)...32 years 11 months ago
+2Criticism is good for youYour Grizzled Guru is a bit older than most of you readers. Many of you have made note of this in the comments. It's true. I've been programming professionally longer than some of your parents have been alive. I understand that I'm coming at life from a different point of view. I can't help it...352 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: IBM02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Capital Group Companies02 years 11 months ago
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