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0Resources for an Inside Perspective on Private EquityI got a PM from a user and after writing up a fairly extensive response, I thought it would be a shame to waste so much time for the benefit of just one person when many others may have the same question... so see below. [quote]...I'm currently trying to interview for PE, and it's really helpful ...12 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: BlackRock02 years 12 months ago
0Please critique my resume !!! Trying to break into IB Hi guys! I am currently studying a MSF degree from a non-target university and trying to break into IB and ER. That being said, any advice you guys can give me is very appreciated....52 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 12 months ago
0GS SSG vs. Structured CreditHi, does anyone know how relevant are the work between GS SSG and Structured Credit? While the former is more of an investment/HF business and the latter is mostly a trading business, the structured credit products to my knowledge is very illiquid, so think there is really a very thin line here (e.g...32 years 12 months ago
0Views on BC PartnersDear all, What is your view on BC Partners in terms of culture/reputation/strategy/performance? What sets them apart from other Euro large cap funds (compare with CVC, Apax, Permira, Cinven etc.)? Any views would be helpful and highly appreciated. Thanks...02 years 12 months ago
0MM to BB LateralWhat kind of chances do analysts at good MMs (think HW, HLHZ, Jefferies etc) have for lateralling over to BBs? Also, what is the usual route for doing this? Do you work for a couple of years and then start sending out feelers to other banks?...132 years 12 months ago
0HF Recruiting in London and Zurich/GenevaI have a few questions about HF recruiting in Europe.. 1) Do HFs in London or Zurich/Geneva generally consider bankers from Continental European offices like Frankfurt, Milan or Paris, or are they exclusively recruiting from banks in London? 2) If so, how do you get in touch with HFs and recru...82 years 12 months ago
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0UBS' Recent Transaction?Anyone know about UBS' Recent transactions (M&A mainly)? Anything would be great. Thank you guys....52 years 12 months ago
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0US On The Brink Of Another Crisis? Currently the United States faces a deadline on our debt ceiling due for October 17th, which requires congress to come up funding or plan to pay back debt owed during this particular cycle. If not, the US will have defaulted on debt obligations for their first time in history, which is why Jack Lew ...92 years 12 months ago
0Chances of Acceptance into MS Finance Programs?....82 years 12 months ago
+12014 Recruiting - Chatter About things starting upI've been hearing some chatter around the bullpen and from the recruiters that things are starting to get going. Fresh from a headhunter today - Centerbridge, New Mountain, GTCR & Audax are all going out this weekend / early next week and over over the next few weeks everything will be happening. ...642 years 12 months ago
0Economic Consulting Superday -- Anyone Have Some Tips?Not trying to rehash a subject, but I found that many of the responses to this topic were pretty old. I know a lot of other kids are hearing back about super days this time of year and I was hoping to gain some insight into the technicals that are likely to be asked at a economic consulting super da...02 years 12 months ago
0Lateral Analyst LF Roommate/HousingHi - took a lateral analyst job in NYC and am looking for a roommate in Manhattan. I'm looking to pay 1500-2000 depending on place - flexible on location (no UWS/UES). Non-smoker (unless drunk), relatively clean guy who will be out of the apartment most of the time. I do like to have a few drink...12 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: Barclays Capital02 years 12 months ago
0 how's valuation risk group in a BBI have worked in a commercial bank quant analyst for two years, and I am going for the final round interview with a valuation risk position in a BB. Here is part of the Job decription: "The technical team in Valuation Risk Group is responsible for reviewing valuation models as well as methodolog...02 years 12 months ago
0Sterne Agee FIGWhat do people know about Sterne Agee FIG? How about their new MD?...102 years 12 months ago
0In IB how much time could you get off for getting Married + Honeymoon?Lets say you were an age 29-31 year old associate at a BB or a solid shop. If you were to ask for 2 and a half to -3 weeks off would he get either fired or really shit on hard by everyone (even the head up their ass 1st year Analysts who are thinking: weak sauce...) . Or do you get a free pass becau...222 years 12 months ago
0Fortress Internship I am a senior at a top undergrad and just got an offer for a summer analyst at Fortress (they said they won't hire full time without experience.) I haven't gotten a decent full time offer but am still waiting. My Question is, assuming I get a decent full time offer, will they allow me to start in Au...32 years 12 months ago
0Bain referralHey folks, I have a good friend who is a Principal with Bain and who has said he would be willing for me to use his name in my application. Does anyone know how this can be done? Is there an opportunity in the application process to include a referral from a Principal?...142 years 12 months ago
0Government ShutdownIs it like a symbolic thing? A few weeks tops of non-"necessary" jobs being out of operation does what? And isn't that largely what the Republicans want anyway? And why the dramatic name? People probably think we're going into martial law or something. Call it the Negotiatory PMSing and Pissed-Of...62 years 12 months ago
0Mentalist season 6I feel like I'm the only person who watches this show, but I'm a huge fan. I'm eagerly awaiting the season 6 premiere on Sunday the 29th. At the season 5 finale, Patrick Jane narrowed down the list of potential Red John suspects to 7, and produce Bruno Heller has confirmed that RJ is definitely on...52 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Oliver Wyman02 years 12 months ago
0NYU Stern or Baruch MBAI'm sure this question has been asked a lot but I was hoping to get advice for someone from my perspective. I have 4 yrs experience as a real estate/housing analyst. Graduated from Hofstra with BBA in finance. Completed 2 cert programs at NYU: credit analysis and real estate finance & investment...122 years 12 months ago
0CONFIRMED: Dick Fuld Knocked The F*** Out!File this one under poetic justice, or maybe shareholder feedback. Apparently Richard Fuld was trying to work off some of the extra pounds that come from running a company into the ground when a fellow gym member cold-cocked him, knocking him, as they say, the fuck out. Really. Here's the link: ...82 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Capital Group Companies02 years 12 months ago
0Should I turn to the Dark Side?I'm pretty much losing my mind at this point. Countless applications and cold calls & emails. I haven't received a FT offer yet. College graduate. I'm currently doing an internship at a healthcare investment bank in which all I do is cold calling. I've asked the MD upon several occasions to teach...252 years 12 months ago
0Too late for fall internship?I've been hitting the phones, cold calling a bunch of boutiques in the past month. Got a few bites, and finally got an offer. I was pumped. And then boom. Get an e-mail over the weekend saying unfortunately, do to some last minute issues they can't have an intern at this time. Just my f*cking luc...82 years 12 months ago
0S&T: IB vs Commercial BankAs the title states, can someone explain the differences in the S&T groups at an IB and at commercial banks? Despite a few final rounds I couldn't get an internship offer at an IB but have an offer in the Markets team at one of the large commercial banks here (Australia), which I'm hoping will so...02 years 12 months ago
0accepting an offer and potentially reneging? repercussions?I am in a particular situation where I have been extended 2 offers. One in commercial banking (I was actually was on the 'waitlist' per se, pending if other candidates were to decline their offers) and another in retail banking. I did not want to go into retail banking because what I want to end u...122 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Janes Capital Partners02 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: Exelsior Capital Partners02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Boston Consulting Group02 years 12 months ago
+1Cereal Prestige RankingsNewly released by The Institute for Cereal Prestige: 1. Frosted Flakes 2. Cheerios 3. Weetabix 4. Shredded Wheat 5. Coco Pops 6. Corn Flakes 7. Rice Krispies 8. Alpen 9. Cinnamon Toasted Crunch 10. Lucky Charms Those classed as bulge brackets: Weetabix, Cheerios, Frosted Flakes and S...522 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey STRH02 years 12 months ago
0Confused over lateral?I am an analyst (commercial) at a BB. I was contacted by a mid-corporate associate about applying for a position that opened up with his group. I originally interviewed with him during recruiting season, and he said I was his top choice at the time. After emailing the MD my resume, he called me almo...22 years 12 months ago
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0EEH: Huge Bid/Ask SpreadEEH is an ETF that's up 145% on the year, most of which is in the last month. I'm seeing a bid of $7.56 with an ask of $28.99. Can someone explain this please?...62 years 12 months ago
0In other news, the government shut down.I didn't see a post on it (or I might of missed it?) and I'm curious about WSO's thoughts on the government shutdown. From what I can tell, Congress has their panties in a bunch and the national parks are gonna take a few days off, but otherwise, business as usual in the private sector. Public secto...202 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: BlackRock02 years 12 months ago
0Prop trading desks in BrazilDoes anybody know of some of the big prop trading desks in Brazil? BTG is a big one, but that's really all I know of. Any others that pop out? ...12 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: MBIA02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Denver Investment Advisors02 years 12 months ago
0Tried to go in for the kill, but nothing. Anything else that can be done from here?I remember reading a recent thread about going in for the kill for a job that you really want and I tried what I could with no luck. 1. I first tried to tap into alumni but nothing 2. I also submitted my application online (just in case) 3. I tried to cold email the HR VP responsible for first...32 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: GE Capital02 years 12 months ago
0How to prepare for entry-level fixed income research interviews? covering a specific sector. Am I expected to pitch a company's bond ,like the stock pitch in an equity research interview?...32 years 12 months ago
0Private Banking vs. Credit Risk at BBHello All, I was wondering what you thought of the two positions in terms of exit opps, business school placement, compensation and the work itself? This would be for the full time analyst role straight out of college. What would you choose between the two?...52 years 12 months ago
0Company Review: Societe Generale02 years 12 months ago
0Relocation Options - YOU chooseMonkeys, Pretty curious to see your thoughts on relocation. Think in terms of: a) Career: Job opportunities, companies, indusry b) Family: Settling down, buying a house c) School: Proximity to MBA programs (part-time or EMBA) d) Intangibles: Weather, fun, family, whatever... In no particula...82 years 12 months ago
0WSO DrinksHey everyone, in which cities were already WSO drinks in the past? I just read from london. ;) ...172 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: Harris Williams & Co.02 years 12 months ago
0Capital one business analyst interviewI have a friend who has an upcoming business analyst interview at capital one. On glass door, the feedback states that for the onsite final round interview there are 3 interviews (case and behavioral) and an optional 4th one after lunch for select students. The consensus is that if you are invited f...152 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Credit Suisse02 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 12 months ago
0Tuck or SternHi everyone I am hoping to get into one of these two business schools next year. I want to work for a top-tier BB post-MBA. So any thoughts which school is better for me? I hear that Tuck maybe has the best alumni network (correct me if I am wrong), but Stern is clearly at a better location. So...92 years 12 months ago
0Boutique Dallas Consulting Opportunities?Monkeys, I'm interested in hearing about any boutique Dallas based consulting firms. I've had some interviews recently with larger tier 2 firms and am currently waiting to hear back. However, I'm pretty interested in something boutique where I could work my way up. I think I'd appreciate the c...22 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: KippsDeSanto02 years 12 months ago
0Anyone(Knowing anyone) work at GSAM(IMD)? Interview Questions Thanks ahead for any response. I recently got invited to GSAM IMD full-time analyst interviews by two groups: Fixed Income and AIMS. Since I never had any relevant experience in IMD before. Would anyone kindly offer me any insightful suggestion? What is really important in those roles? A...22 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: IHS02 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: Miller Buckfire02 years 12 months ago
0Zero Latency in the CityNo, it's not a new HBO show starring Sarah Jessica Parker as a lovelorn quant. It's Volta, the first bulletproof data center built in London in the past ten years. At a cost of more than $40 million, its proximity to the financial heart of The City is geared towards shaving milliseconds off executio...22 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: IOS Partners02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: State Street Corporation02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Citigroup02 years 12 months ago
0CPP private debt and private investments - interview advice?I was wondering if anyone has any experience with CPP's Private Debt group and Private Investments group. Anyone know anything about their interview process, what kind of questions they like to ask, and more intel on both groups? I think their PI group is fairly self explanatory, but I haven't gotte...52 years 12 months ago
0BB Credit Risk vs. BB Private BankingI was wondering what you thought of the two positions in terms of exit opps, business school placement, compensation and the work itself? This would be for the full time analyst role straight out of college. What would you choose between the two and why?...62 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 12 months ago
0The Dark Side02 years 12 months ago
0Question about Apollo's distressed investmentsDoes anyone know if Apollo invest in distressed debt/distressed for control situations out of their credit fund or PE fund? I think they have like $60+bn in credit. I know they've invested in portfolio company debt like Lyondell and Realogy, and that's partly how their last PE funds have recovere...22 years 12 months ago
+1Stop Subsidizing the Dumb and Lazy (Student Loans)Student loans provided by the Government to the dumb and lazy are a disaster. It is a disaster for the student, for the Government and for society as a whole. One can only wonder how providing unqualified people with money they cannot afford to pay back, to be used for something that they should not...992 years 12 months ago
0Seattle NetworkingI am currently a sophomore at the University of Washington looking to get involved in S&T and want to network into russel or blackrock. Blackrock being a top choice. Should I use my alumni from my fraternity or school to network or through internships?...22 years 12 months ago
0My Beloved New York CityThe men who made this town the center of the universe, culture, finance, and capitalism are weeping in their graves! I weep at the thought of Bill de freakin' Blasio leading my beloved town! I am only 21, or I would have run for mayor. We cannot let this catastrophe occur! I am worried...742 years 12 months ago
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0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs02 years 12 months ago
0Rejoining McKinseyHey peeps, I've heard that some McKinseyites leave, then rejoin a couple years later. If I want to do that, do you know whether I have to "start over" in terms of the rigorous application process? Do I get any credit for being ex-McK? I was accepted in late 2010 and joined in Feb 2011, as an "Exp...12 years 12 months ago
0Whats your motivation?During a recent interview, I was asked what my motivation was. What is your motivation in life?...92 years 12 months ago
0Profile eval: MSF or MBASo after wrestling with decisions regarding which path leading to investment banking would be best given my profile, I came here hoping for some insight. Background: -Academic: graduated two years ago with a BS in Neurobiology from UT-Austin. 2.9 GPA -WE & ECs(in school): two years part time i...42 years 12 months ago
0Taking your two weeks + giving your two weeks notice on the same dayIf you were looking to lateral to another bank and got an offer and gave two weeks notice. So essentially the day you give notice will actually be your last day. haha Will banks even allow you to do this or is it just really looked down on and you'll be burning bridges with the people you worked ...62 years 12 months ago
0Real Estate DeveloperHow do you incorporate a terminal value for a real estate developer? We were given a forecast for 5 projects with different lives. The company will not cease operations after these projects but their ability to replicate these 5 big projects is not certain. In your opinion, how will you inco...32 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Willis Capital Markets02 years 12 months ago
0Keep an Eyeonpoliticsin ItalyEvery trader in the forex market is following the political drama in Italy, according to NordFX Company To this point, the machinations of Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom (PDL) Party have not rocked the markets, but the possibility of Italy’s government collapsing is a very real one and be...02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Citigroup02 years 12 months ago
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0Company Compensation: Barclays Capital02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Boston Consulting Group02 years 12 months ago
0Navy Power Nuke to HF/Trading?Hey all, I'm a 21-year-old college senior studying Finance and Stats with a 3.9 GPA in Chicago. I've been trading options and forex for a while and I want to eventually work in that field as everything else bores me. I'm considering joining the Navy nuke program. It's 2 years of school followe...112 years 12 months ago
0GTA VSeriously no thread here yet? Anyone else playing this? I guess there aren't many gamers on WSO. Loving the game so far, only a few missions in but my, what an experience. Any hot stock tips? Everyone keeps saying ammu-nation etc. are the stock to invest in but I think it will bubble. ...412 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Boston Consulting Group02 years 12 months ago
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0"What do you want to get out of your association with XYZ Company?"What is the best way to answer this? Should I say that I want their brand name and reputation?...12 years 12 months ago
0OK to use old schweser materials to study?Hey guys, I'm writing the CFA L1 in December and I have access to complete schweser materials from 2011. Is that ok to use? I can't imagine any drastic changes year to year....22 years 12 months ago
0Webinar - Mastering the Sales & Trading InterviewTuesday night, October 8th, @ 8:30pm ET, Wall Street Mentors will be hosting a webinar fully focused on mastering the Sales & Trading interview. The webinar will be hosted by Santosh, a top tier Mentor with over six years of bulge bracket credit trading under his belt. Santosh will cover what...02 years 12 months ago
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