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0It's that time again FANTASY FOOTBALLIf you want in let me know draft will be this weekend, older users will get preferential treatment because last year the people who no one knew, ended up not checking it at all. ...02 years 10 months ago
0Best groups at MS, CS, HL?Title says it all - what are some of the top groups at MS, CS, and HL (other than restructuring for HL)? Also, (separately), how does barclays rank these days? obviously nothing vs the top BBs, but relative to middle market/boutiques? Thanks...02 years 10 months ago
03D modeling with hand-gestures: Real-life Iron ManI know we've all slobbed on this guy's knob lately, but Jesus, the dude does not stop. Elon Musk's team has apparently come up with a way to design rocket parts using only hand-gestures "through the air" and immediately print them to titanium. I know the concept of gesture controls isn't all tha...22 years 10 months ago
0PE Informal RecruitingHey All, Had a quick question regarding PE recruiting. For smaller firms (people wise, ie not MFs), is it appropriate to reach out to professionals at the firm that went to the same UG College/University (less looking at associates and more-so Principals/Partner level)? If these firms work with...62 years 10 months ago
0GE FMP vs tier 2 consultingHi everyone, Long time reader, first time poster. First of all, just want to say thank you to everyone who gives great advice here. I am in a bit of a dilemma. I am a rising senior at a target ivy (Columbia/Brown/Upenn) and spent my junior summer at a tier 2 consulting firm (OW/L.E.K./Deloitte...62 years 10 months ago
0What is life like after Wall StreetI have been coming to WSO for a couple of years now, and while I have seen a myriad of posts on WSO, one that has continually come up is "how the financial industry is on a major downtrend in terms of both pay and opportunity." As a result, a large number of people, as I've seen on WSO, have left Wa...32 years 10 months ago
0Empty CV Hey guys, as you can probably see I only joined WSO recently because I feel that the time has come for me to take things a little bit more serious now. By next summer I will (hopefully) be done with my masters degree and I want to pursue a career in consulting. However, my problem is that my CV i...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Wells Fargo and Company02 years 10 months ago
+1Reinsurance IndustryI'm looking to potentially get into the reinsurance industry. I was hoping somebody could provide me with a perspective on the industry at any level. Any info would be greatly appreciated....02 years 10 months ago
0Estimize Advantages/ DisadvantagesHi all, I am looking into Estimize What do you guys think are the adavantages/ disadvantages? Advantage: - Less biased analyst because 1. they are not scared to loose company/ management access if they are too strict on their evaluations 2. they don’t have to comply with the expectati...22 years 10 months ago
0Clicking on the 'new' link for threads not workingBeen having problems clicking on the 'new' button and it not taking me to the latest comment in that thread. This has been happening even when the most recent unread comment is on the first page. Is this not working for anyone else? I use Chrome btw...02 years 10 months ago
0Excel on MacsHi all, I got a quick question. I need to get a new laptop and I'm thinking about getting a Mac (mostly because I'm bored with Windows and want to try something new...not a great reason I know). The only thing holding me back, besides the price, is the fact that I'm way too used to using Excel/Wo...262 years 10 months ago
0The NET effect of Debt on the WACCHi, I have a question regarding the NET effect of Debt in the WACC: Onn the one hand, the Cost of Equity (Ke) increases as the company increases its D/E ratio because the BETA increases. This means that DEBT makes WACC higher. On the other hand, the Cost of Debt (Kd) is smaller than Ke and th...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: BTS02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Lazard02 years 10 months ago
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0Starting with a "low name" consulting firmHey guys!, Recruiting season starts up pretty soon (a couple of days/weeks for some) and I was wondering, what are you guys thoughts on starting with a "low name" consulting firm? I know that a lot of people (and some of my colleagues from my summer internship this summer) emphasized getting the...22 years 10 months ago
0Is anger the best motivator?Just a brief thought: Have you ever hit the gym when angry and done so much more? Have you seen the bitterness exhibited in some of the most successful entrepreneurs that they had from the start of their life. Aside from the physical side (that would be down to hormones), anger does make you s...322 years 10 months ago
0Personal Finance Excel TemplateBeen thinking about getting really on top of my personal finances and although I've created my own spreadsheet that I think it pretty decent, I was wondering if anyone else had already done this and had a template they could share. I've found a couple decent ones on the internet too, but seeing as ...62 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs02 years 10 months ago
+2Wall Street Loses Feminist IconOver the weekend, Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, 80, succumbed to cancer. She will forever be remembered as the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the pioneer who opened the doors for women to occupy every role on Wall Street over the subsequent decades. Her stoicism and sense...52 years 10 months ago
0Bump Work02 years 10 months ago
0Undergrad Finance Club: Does It Matter?I'm going into my senior year at a non-target in Chicago. I'm an officer in the undergrad finance club. I haven't seen any benefit to being an officer yet and it costs me time. The only benefit so far to being in the club at all has been going to the events and presentations, but I can go to those w...132 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Pontus Capital02 years 10 months ago
0Becoming a PM before age 30.Say you were able to become a portfolio manager of an asset manager (over $50B) right before you had your 30th birthday. In terms of a career track success in finance, how quick is this? (In 1 to 10 scale) 10: Extremely quick. You're a genius. 7: Quick. 5: Average. 3: A bit slow. ...212 years 10 months ago
0Asking for an introductionI just met with not my manager, but my manager's manager. We just had a very informal talk that I set up about life and career path and progression and what his job entailed. He seems to like me. I mentioned several times (and he knows) that I want to enter consulting after graduation. I even had...42 years 10 months ago
0what's the limit for bullet points? I got 7 bullet points (8 lines total) for one position, which is my most recent and relevant work experience. Is this too much? If so, what is generally considered the limit per experience? Thanks! ...102 years 10 months ago
0Is This Fishy?Hey all, I just completed my second round of interviews with a prop trading firm. After asking questions and talking to some traders, both junior and senior traders, I found out that the firm offers a 70% P&L take home with no salary. The leverage of cash outlay is about 20:1 outlay vs. trading c...192 years 10 months ago
0EPL Fantasy TeamHey Everyone, So as the first week of opening Premier League matches wraps up, I just wanted to see if anyone else on WSO has a fantasy league team? This is my first year playing and am pretty happy/psyched with my teams performance for the first week. Totalled 58 points, even with a few players ...112 years 10 months ago
0How to be productive and focused on the trading floorHey guys, I just started at a sales trading division of a boutique in the city. However, I am still struggling with how to remain very productive during the day as people walk around and make jokes and laugh all the time. And if I don't go and talk to them and have some face time, I feel like I am m...152 years 10 months ago
0Associate-Director Level Personal Finances/Savings ProfileI'm curious to know how much you guys have been able to save after 1-5 years on the job. What is a good percentage of salary to put away in savings? Ideal blend of savings (I.e. CD, 401K, long/short, etc...)? Have you already made the move to a wealth management firm or sticking with a normal bank a...52 years 10 months ago
0Attack it, please!I put in # anywhere I took out information so its less recognizable, but there is actually a word there. Thanks!...82 years 10 months ago
0Enterprise value - How to handle G&A?I am wondering if there is a standard or what approaches one would take to value the G&A/overhead for a company. For example, take a company that owns several real estate assets and various companies that are real estate related, plus other entities not real estate related. How do you account for th...32 years 10 months ago
0Help!!!! Looking for job and adviceThanks for visiting, I am a senior studying economics at a big ten semi target school. I am looking for a job in finance, ideally ib, but i did not have any luck securing an internship last semester. I will graduate this winter and have concentrations in mathematics with cs coursework up to dat...02 years 10 months ago
0Getting Accounting Designation for Corporate FinanceI've heard that corporate finance is like "glorified accounting" and I was wondering if getting a position in FP&A, treasury or FLDP required the pursuit of an accounting designation. I will be taking a mixture of accounting and finance courses this year. ...122 years 10 months ago
0I'm worried that I'm not applying to strong enough schools for MBAAfter speaking with my dad and I friend of his, both of whom I would consider pretty high up in the business world, I'm starting to second-guess my MBA application choices. Right now, I am planning on applying to Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Kellogg, and Sloan in round 1 of this year. Basically...72 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: IDC02 years 10 months ago
0Exit Opportunities for a Commercial Credit AnalystI am currently going through a rotational commercial banking program and I have been curious as to what my exit opportunities might be after working as a corporate credit analyst for a couple years. I am currently studying for the CFA level 1 exam (taking it June 2014) and I have interned at an inve...22 years 10 months ago
0phd in economics and business --> Top MBA chances?Hi all, I graduated from a top european business school with honours in 2008 after which I started working at a boutique corporate finance firm. I worked there for 5 years reaching an associate role. My work involves m&a, fairness opinion and business planning mainly. During these 5 years I al...32 years 10 months ago
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0MPP / MBA EssaysHey Monkeys, Can anyone please point me in the right direction and let me know if there is a an online database / website which has application essays for the MBA / MPP Thank you, BB...12 years 10 months ago
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0Good reasons for not having gotten an IB SA internship this Summer?Anyone have any suggestions? Sad but honest truth is, I had good looks at BB but completely botched the interviews (thinking this explanation may not suffice)......22 years 10 months ago
0Trading based on institutional investors bets?Guys, have anybody tried to rely not on technical analysis, but on 13F-HR form filed by institutional investors? I mean you can build the history of funds' portfolio for long history and pick winners. And then look at what winners chose for next quarter. ?...42 years 10 months ago
+1Summer intern dies in LondonMod Note (Andy): Update - This story was confirmed earlier confirmed by our sources. Our prayers go out to his family. From Bloomberg: [quote]Moritz Erhardt, who was on a seven-week pre-graduate program in London, died Aug. 15, Bank of America spokesman John McIvor said by telephone today. Th...2672 years 10 months ago
0MO to FOI've been in a MO role for the past 2 years in Rates P&L. Several openings in Asset Management that are near my group: ETF Research Analyst Quantitative Analyst Industry Analyst Looking to aim my resume to target these rolls....32 years 10 months ago
+1How To Make a Proper MargaritaAndy note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from June 2010 . If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's the best they're going to feel all day. ~F...372 years 10 months ago
07 Step Guide to Networking: Guaranteed Results1. Be an interesting person 2. Find some people who work in the field in which you would like to work 3. Contact these people 4. Have a conversation with them 5. Demonstrate your value 6. Follow-up with them 7. Ask for their help You're welcome....132 years 10 months ago
0List of banks recruiting on a rolling basis?Hi there! I am applying for full-time IB roles in Investment Banking Division at London Office. I know some banks put it explicitly that they recruit on a rolling basis rather than wait until the deadline passed to review. Once spots filled, no more app is acceptable. I know Barcap is one of the...132 years 10 months ago
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0is this report meeting quality standards?as the title suggests, is this report ( built in a correct way? is the reasoning leading to assumptions of quality (=that make sense)? finally, is the strategic part comprehensive and does it meet professional critireas? i am asking these qu...02 years 10 months ago
0HELP: any point in applying?Hi, I am a finance student at a top university in the Southern hemisphere on exchange in the US this Fall semester (at a non-target school). I was also on exchange in the US last semester at the same school. I have a solid GPA (3.7+), boutique (US) ER experience and strong finance related EC's. I...62 years 10 months ago
0Get a Free White Custom Dress Shirt for Interviews (College Students Only)Thought this was a pretty cool offer, but only kids who attend certain colleges on the list can get it. years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Deloitte02 years 10 months ago
0Hate Your Boss? Here's How to Tell Him Off, AnonymouslySadly, we can't all vent our frustrations about our bosses by abusing a copy machine Office Space style. Luckily, you can now vent your frustrations anonymously online. [quote]Many a worker has thought: “I’d like to give my boss a piece of my mind!” Well, get your creative juices flowing....142 years 10 months ago
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0Company Review: Pacific Investment Management Company PIMCO02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: JPMorgan Chase02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase02 years 10 months ago
0UVA MS Commerce, Duke MMS, UMich Ross MMSI just wanted to gather some more information regarding Duke's MMS program/UVA's McIntire MS in Commerce/UMich ROss Masters in Management Studies. I'm very interested and I think it might be a good fit for me. A little background on me, I graduated this past may from a non target state school in New...22 years 10 months ago
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0Who are the better banks on the Energy E/P side? Who is doing well these days in this market? ...82 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Noble Financial Capital Markets02 years 10 months ago
0Moelis Houston Office?I know Moelis started its Houston office a couple of years ago, but does anyone have any info on them regarding dealflow, culture, work type, etc? Haven't seen anything about them recently...32 years 10 months ago
0Midstream O&G Regarding capital markets activity, any insight into what banks play the most in this MLP filled space? What about M&A?...42 years 10 months ago
0Disciplined Equity?I am barely finding any information about this and am interviewing soon for a position within it. Does anyone know how I should prepare/what the position would be like?...12 years 10 months ago
0Are We Re-Inflating the Housing Bubble?The housing market is in the midst of a recovery. The most recent Case-Shiller index numbers have shown that home prices have risen nationally by 12.1% and in some markets such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Las Vegas prices have risen more than 20%. This pace is obviously unsustainable. As...42 years 10 months ago
0NeuorEnhancers and ChancesEvery now and then WSO experiences rushes of posts centric around Neuorenhancers, Adderall, Vitamin Stacks, and etc. etc. as we all know. I figured it's time to just get a solid handle on everything, because it's an intriguing discussion. Put everything you know on the table. In an earlier pos...32 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Deutsche Bank02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Analysis Group02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Ernst & Young LLP02 years 10 months ago
0Corporate Banking -- > Asset Management?So I recently accepted a corporate banking role at a top European bank (not a BB here in US), but I see myself going into Asset Management in the future. What steps do you recommend I take the next couple of years to get to a role in this space? I am planning on studying for level 1 CFA next sem...02 years 10 months ago
0Making Yourself More Intelligent?Have you ever made yourself actually smarter or known someone who has? People can learn more things, but I've never known someone who made themselves think faster and more accurate. Do you think it's possible, and if so, how? Studying logic? Training yourself to ask different questions before act...612 years 10 months ago
0Should you ask for a list of people you are interviewing with?I have to go into the office and meet some people. I have no idea what to expect or who I would be meeting with. I had an interview in the past that went like this and it went well so I'm wondering if I should just go in their blind again and hope for the best. Would you email the HR coordinator and...22 years 10 months ago
0CFA Level 1 Stauffer International?Googled cfa audio books and came across this company. They claim they focus on level 1 and audio notes in particular. Website says they run a hedge fund out of their office and they do this on side? Pretty interesting story but I can't find anyone who has used them....22 years 10 months ago
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0Networks and Professional Groups in NYC?I've been in the New York City area for sometime now, and I was curious to see if any of you guys are involved in some professional organizations based in the city? For example, any young professional groups focused on finance, consulting, women, career-oriented in general? NYC has so many oppor...12 years 10 months ago
0Take a Look Currently a junior at one of Canada's undergraduate programs. Feel free to rip it apart, I'm open to all advice and suggestions!...22 years 10 months ago
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0NewsStupid question, What Hedge Fund specific web sites do you guys go on for industry news or do you just follow the typical financial times and WSJ? - Thanks...12 years 10 months ago
0If NYC had a price tag how much would it cost.Taking into account all the building, ports, etc, my guess is that it would probably be 1 trillion. Whats your guess?...272 years 10 months ago
0Audit -> forensicGood day to all, Has anyone such experience? I'm already have 1 year behind at kpmg, and now consider to transfer in forensic. As everyone says, first time is too boring, but i cant find any information about especially what are they doing? What procedures do they perform? Are any significant...22 years 10 months ago
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0AAMRQ OptionsWhy can I only find January expiration on $AAMRQ? Where can I find some OTC options (use thinkorswim). Anyone else having the same problem?...22 years 10 months ago
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0How do I salvage my internship ?Hi WSO, So here's my story: I'm a senior from a non-target in Asia (p.s., there are no 'real' target schools in Asia) and have been interning in the IB division of a local firm for the past 3 months. My internship is due to end in October, but I don't see how I will ever leverage it to enter the ...62 years 10 months ago
0MS Real EstateAll, I have done a search and really have recieved great information on MS vs MBA programs. I am hoping someone can give me some advice on MS programs. 1. How competitive are programs to get into? Specifically NYU, Hopkins, and Georgetown 2. What are the Exit Op roles you will be headed towards...102 years 10 months ago
0GMAT - Advice on When To Take and ApplyMonkeys, I am going to be taking the GMAT this fall and applying to an odd assortment of MSF, MMS, and MSRE programs for next year. I would like some advice on when to take it and when to apply. Looking at the 6 programs I've identified, first round applications are due between November 5th and ...232 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP02 years 10 months ago
0On-Campus Recruiting QuestionOverall, my campus career fair is a joke (non-target LAC), but a few large companies visit to recruit some non-finance jobs that likely would not give me great odds at an M7 MBA down the line. Target comes, but they're mostly looking for district managers; GE Capital is usually there, but they're re...32 years 10 months ago
0finding jobs advice (company)how well do you need to know about a company if you want to get a job in there? I mean, you obviously will know the basic background of it, what does it do, what kind of jobs it provide, but how deep do I need to know? For instance, if I want to be a trader or do asset management, what should I kno...22 years 10 months ago
0Treasury Stock Method - # of options in the moneyHi, I have a question regarding the Treasury Stock Method. The TSM is used to find the diluted # of shares. The number of shares in the money are subtracted by the amount of shares the company can buy back with the proceeds the company will get from the exercising of the options (assumption) ...42 years 10 months ago


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