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0Company Compensation: Goldman Sachs02 years 11 months ago
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0Goldman Sachs Tactical ResearchHello. Does anyone know what Goldman Sachs "Tactical Research" does on a daily basis? What are the exit opportunities from such a position?...32 years 11 months ago
0Most Quantitative Trading Desks (At BB S&T)? Not including "quant trading" Self-explanatory title. Also, how does equity derivatives compare with fixed income derivatives? Thanks!...112 years 11 months ago
0Making Money OnlineHas anyone ever tried to make money online through affiliate marketing, niche websites, or something similar? I've been reading a lot about seems kind of scamy but wanted to see if anyone had succes with it?...162 years 11 months ago
0BB S&T -> Wait for IB opportunity or jump to smaller firm?As the title suggests, I'm at a BB in a S&T group. I wanted to do IB when I got out of school, but the opportunities just weren't there. Though I'm only a few months in, I hate it and want the jump into IB. So, should I: 1. Wait until bonus time to see if I can get a transfer. Pro: BB IB and wo...22 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: EVA Dimensions02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: EVA Dimensions02 years 11 months ago
0Sophomore Undergrad -> Consulting??Hi all, my account is very new to WSO but have been around this site for quite some time, lurking the forums and reading up. I am going into my sophomore year at a target school with a decent GPA (3.55). This summer, I interned (paid) at a F500 in their accounting department. I teach music on the...22 years 11 months ago
0How important are extracurriculars/leadership roles?I recently received an admissions evaluation that identified my lack of current leadership activities (outside work) as a vulnerability. At present, I volunteer at a cloistered convent of nuns as a liturgical coordinator (they give me a small stipend at Christmas), but I haven't done anything major ...142 years 11 months ago
0Stephen Ross gives $200 million to Michigan; half to bschool This is his second $100 million gift to the Ross School of Business, the other half went to the athletic department (go blue). He seems very committed to continuous improvement of his school....82 years 11 months ago
0Risk Managment Analyst at a Hedge FundHello all, I recently came across an opportunity for a risk management position at a hedge fund. Does anyone have any insight as to the nature of this type of position, especially in terms of work type, compensation, advancement / exit opps etc. ? ...02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Centerline Capital Group02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Brookfield Asset Management02 years 11 months ago
0Poker and investing in the marketsI recently read in an old Vanity Fair article that Hedge Fund Manager Steve Cohen attributes his early success in investing to his poker playing ability. I personally know from being an occasional poker player that the game of investing is very similar to the game of poker. I feel that some of the b...12 years 11 months ago
0Target Proposed for Red MarkersHello, Senior in dire need of having my resume corrected for IBD full-time recruiting. Having some contacts in the industry despite coming from an extreme non-target university, and I will have this sent over shortly. A little background info: I knew nothing about investment banking until la...32 years 11 months ago
0The decline of Physical Trading?In today's FT, there was an article about the supposed decline of physical trading's importance in the commodity space. The gist of the article was that with the widespread availability of information today and increasing importance of financial players in the commodity space, physical trading will ...302 years 11 months ago
0Will light senior year courseload hurt MBA chances?Hi All, Having accepted my full-time offer at a BB, will taking the minimum required credits and a bunch of easy classes hurt my chances at getting into a top-tier MBA down the road? I want to be more involved in my extra-curriculars, have free time for reading, and maintain my high GPA, so I wa...22 years 11 months ago
0American (with experience) trying to find London IB opportunities - how difficult is it?Hey WSO, Just curious if any Americans have made the jump to working in London. How difficult is this type of movement if you have 2+ years of IB at a well-known, public, MM firm? I just want to experience living in London after my stint is up in the US. Any help is appreciated. Thanks...22 years 11 months ago
0How much does application round matter?All, I see on Stanford's page for example that their round 1 deadline is the start of October. I'm still trying to get my GMAT score up and work on my essays. My question is how much does the application round matter, whether it's 1, 2, or 3?...72 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: Perella Weinberg Partners02 years 11 months ago
0Credit Suisse MobilityDoes anyone have any thoughts on Credit Suisse's internal mobility. Could I switch coverage groups after a year if I perform well? ...02 years 11 months ago
0Heading Into Year 2 of Commerce Program at a Canadian UniversityHow do I get my foot into the door for all the US firms for firms that don't recruit at my school (e.g. BlackRock, Houlihan, Evercore, Qatalyst). Has anyone experienced success in cold calling or applying to firms of this caliber directly via their website? What are some tips on how to put your foot...02 years 11 months ago
0Wanting to transiting to Distressed Debt IndustryI have started to learn a little about the world of distressed debt industry which has piqued my interest to spend even more time gaining a stronger understanding. I wanted to seek out some advice and ask: How would someone get started in Distressed debt analysis? What books should they read...162 years 11 months ago
0Translating Entrepreneurship Experience to ResumeI have just started college (non target) this semester for accounting with a minor in physics. My senior year of high school I started and operated a concert promotion investment company up until the end of 2012. Basically I would invest in other successful concert promoters events, arrange sponsors...12 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: BlueSky Capital Group02 years 11 months ago
0Some of my buddies down in Las LenasI have no idea how they ended up on this show, but the guy on my left was my roommate down in Buenos Aires and the guy on the right was an argentine friend that was at Upenn law when i was getting my mba. just priceless: ...72 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: 7 Mile Advisors02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Stone Pier Capital02 years 11 months ago
0Outlook for thermal coalHi guys, anyone here experienced in trading/researching on thermal coal, care to share with me the outlook for this particular market? if not, i'd be really thankful if u can point me in the right direction (articles, research papers, books etc.) thanks!...22 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken SEB02 years 11 months ago
0Cappello Capital - LA OfficeDoes anybody know anything about Cappello Capital, the LA office specifically? I am looking at them for a lateral opportunity and am curious about pay, deal flow, etc.? I have searched the forums and everything is pretty old so any input would be much appreciated. Thanks!...42 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Morgan Joseph TriArtisan02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: KPMG02 years 11 months ago
0Requesting connections--include in thank you note? I'm making a thank you note to the MD for taking me in as an investment banking intern this summer. Would it be appropriate to ask for more connections in the future? He actually said explicitly that I should consider working for a bigger firm to get exposed to debt & IPO's since this bank I interne...22 years 11 months ago
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0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs02 years 11 months ago
0Whats the deal with Jefferies?How would you classify Jefferies? How the culture overall, and how do their IBD groups stack up? I am seeing a lot of BB guys jump ship to head there....62 years 11 months ago
0LEK Email formatDoes anyone know LEK's email format?...12 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: TransMarket Group02 years 11 months ago
0Best cheap lunch near Grand CentralHey guys, So I've been at my current position for about 3 months now after graduation. Work near midtown east and am really getting sick of my typical lunch spots: Chipotle, Rickshaw Dumplings, Pot Belly, Wichcraft, Five Guys. What are some cheap spots in midtown east that are good for lunch(...292 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Citigroup02 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: Greenhill02 years 11 months ago
0woohWOOH Hungover as fuck 8am Down 2% in 7 minutes ipod in the trash can Going for a motherfucking jog. Because America!!!!!...32 years 11 months ago
0Freshman CV good enough for summer internship?Hi everyone, I will be entering my 1st year of uni this month and am applying for ibanking/PE summer internships now. However, I'm not sure if my CV is up to par and whether it can compete with the year 2's who will also be applying. Please feel free to give harsh feedback or tips to help me improve...32 years 11 months ago
0Big 4 Requirements QuestionHello WSO. Quick question for you all! I will graduate December of 2014 with a bachelors in accounting. Will a big 4 hire me for auditing if I am still, after graduating, pursuing the 150 credits for CPA requirements? Or are they 100% set on "you must have 150 credits before we even consider...12 years 11 months ago
0HBR: "You're Probably Wrong About Millennials"For work, I am constantly reading twitter and other social news sources to look for opportunities, information, and for something to do while leaving people voicemails on cold calls. It's been fairly productive so far and I'm addicted to twitter anyhow so it fits. Still, every now and then the "...112 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 11 months ago
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0This class is gonna fuck up my GPA yoSo I took this Market Microstructure & Electronic Trading course. The professor is a baydass and clearly knows his shit, but he also doesn't give a shit who fails. A third of the class already dropped. I kind of just feel like a dumbass when I read the material. But everyone who took it in the past ...212 years 11 months ago
0London or NY, center of fixed income?Hi guys: I was wondering if anyone knows whether London or New York is more of a center for fixed income trading/fixed income investing? I am quite interested in EM (as well as the majors) so I was wondering if London would be a bit better? I have also heard that London has more commodities/curre...52 years 11 months ago
0TM Capital ReviewHey guys. I'm about to start the interviewing process with TM Cap in their NY office. Have a phone screening in the next few days with an associate. Does anyone have an opinion on the firm and the interview process, specifically from the phone interview. Thanks...82 years 11 months ago
0back office at big hedge fundI have been a long time reader of WSO but this is my first time posting. I am a 2013 grad from a top small college where I majored in Econ, have a 3.3, and was a member of 2 varsity sports teams. I am thinking about taking a job at a very large and high performing hedge fund in the back office. T...102 years 11 months ago
0Wallstreetprep worth it for Freshman?,...112 years 11 months ago
0Vault Banking 50 - 2014 1. Blackstone 2. Goldman 3. JPM 4. Houlihan 5. Evercore 6. Morgan Stanley 7. Centerview 8. Greenhill 9. Perella 10. Credit Suisse...02 years 11 months ago
0Pershing Square Going Public Thoughts on becoming a close end hedge fund? Obviously there are a lot of benefits, what about the negatives?...122 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Virtu Financial02 years 11 months ago
0Rising Senior with IB and PE experience for FT or MSFAs the title reads. I am a rising senior at a small liberal arts non target school. I don't have perfect grades but have been lucky enough to get in with a botique investment bank one Christmas break and a merchant bank (PE/IB) over the summer. I would like to break into MM IB but am starting t...52 years 11 months ago
0Anyone Heard of CRCC Asia?This is their website: And I'm wondering if they are legit/if anyone on this forum has heard about them or their placements in Investment Banking and whatnot. I saw this program on my school's job site and I want to know how l...192 years 11 months ago
+1Deal Discussion Forum Chaps, In an attempted to bring something useful back for experienced users, would there be support for a deal focused forum? Whether it be the Elliott Argentina fiasco (someone is doing a great update etc. thread of this), the latest M&A (yawn), so and so adviser getting booted off the mandate,...122 years 11 months ago
0What does "advanced financial modeling" really mean in real estate?I see this in just about every job posting. Having worked at a multifamily shop for a short amount of time and only within the constraints of a single multifamily model used on every deal, I wonder what other major components of "advanced financial modeling" am I missing sitting in my cube as a mul...42 years 11 months ago
0Microsoft to buy Nokia's devices and servicesMicrosoft to buy Nokia's devices and services unit for 7.2 billion dollars. The part of the company that they are buying accounted for 50% of NOK's revenue. Elop is stepping down as CEO to become VO of devices and transition to Microsoft. I wonder wonder wonder who the next CEO of Microsoft will...192 years 11 months ago
0For the non-Kafka fans, I explain this picture at the end...02 years 11 months ago
0Hedge Fund DatabaseDoes any one know where you can buy a hedge fund database in excel? Thanks...22 years 11 months ago
+8The Best of Braverman Sample ChapterThought I'd give you guys a peek inside the book now that it's finished: Just Another Day at the Office People ask me all the time what it was like to work in a boiler room, so I thought I’d devote a chapter to describing what it was really like. The movie Boiler Room got a lot of it right, ...412 years 11 months ago
+3The Best of Braverman On Sale Now!After three years in the making, The Best of Braverman is finally available. The response to the pre-launch has been overwhelming, and I am truly humbled. I had no idea so many people wanted to read my crazy Wall Street story. Click here to get your personalized copy of the book! Writing and p...202 years 11 months ago
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0Consulting internship for IT career?I am a computer scientist student in my senior year. At the moment, I’m doing an internship at an automotive-OEM and discovered that I lack several skills: - Knowledge about manners, hidden rules and business behavior (business lunches, office, how to treat clients, how to write mails, how to pr...12 years 11 months ago
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0when asked about IB internship in InterviewI have about 6 months experience interning at a boutique oil and gas IB and was wondering what type of questions will be asked regarding my time there. Any idea in terms of details that will be expected of me? for example, if i worked on X deal, how would i go about conveying my duties to the interv...12 years 11 months ago
0Recent graduate; I've been told my resume sucks. Please be harsh.Isn't much else to say really. Let me know whats wrong with it, and any hints you may have as to how it should be will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....32 years 11 months ago
0Toast to A New YearIt is that period of the year when colleges are kicking off their celebratory introductions of new students while upperclassmen are returning to the comfort of library cubicles and classrooms. With all senses of sentiments permeating throughout the air, I am going to share a couple simple advices we...52 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Piper Jaffray02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: MetLife, Inc.02 years 11 months ago
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0Company Compensation: Crescendo Partners02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: BNP Paribas02 years 11 months ago
+1Top 20 IBD groups for PE/HF exitsSaw this list in the IBD forums for exit opps and wanted to see what people here thought about the list. If you disagree, please explain why. 1) Blackstone Restructuring / M&A 2) MS M&A 3) GS TMT 4) GS FIG 5) Lazard 6) Evercore / Moelis 7) GS Healthcare 8) MS TMT 9) CS Lev Fin 10) JPM Sp...92 years 11 months ago
0Anyone else annoyed with / offended by Bloomberg and CNBC Advertising?As someone that has an above average financial understanding, I find it appalling that both networks are littered with advertisements for things like Critical Warning #6, Reverse Mortgages and Red-Green Stocks trading platform, which by the way promises to provide a return that the traditional buy a...122 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: mChron Pte Ltd02 years 11 months ago
0Any monkeys here play pick up soccer in NYC?Just wondering if any finance guys on here play pick-up soccer in the city, if so, where? I know the late hours can make it a bit difficult, but do you ever go to any indoor pickup? I'm not really a fan of joining leagues do to the time commitment....22 years 11 months ago
0Resume Review for IBsPlease review the resume & suggest appropriate role. I am interested in Algorithmic Trading Job. Thank you guys....92 years 11 months ago
0Gold shortage?Given the new gold backwardation, bulls have returned back in force (1, 2, 3) to explain how this will push gold higher. But does backwardation correlate with flat price? Compared with flat price (front month), there doesn't seem to be an easy correlation. The last breakout for gold pric...02 years 11 months ago
0How Does the Future Look Like?I'm a highschool student looking to go to a top business school (in Canada), and to get into investment banking. My only concern is that from what I hear and read, banks are constantly cutting jobs, and some graduates of these top schools are having a hard time getting jobs. My question is how do...02 years 11 months ago
0how to calculate future production of hydraulic plantHello, I need to value a hydraulic power plant and would like to know different methods of projecting the future output of electricity. The equivalent in the wind farm industry would be DEWI and AJ . Thank you very much...12 years 11 months ago
0How would you calculate the loss due to insider trading?I am working on a case study, and was asked to calculate the loss. Due to insider trading. In summary, July 1 target price/share = $25 Aug 1 target price per share = $30 Aug 2, the company announced the merger and that they would be paying $36 per share, but there was extensive amounts of ins...32 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Sidoti and Company02 years 11 months ago
0Logical explanation in a concept of DCFDoes it make sense to not re-lever beta for a company because you want to argue that it doesn't face similar business risk as its competitors, but you use the average of EBITDA multiple from comparable analysis when you calculate terminal value of DCF? Seems like it would contradict the theory t...12 years 11 months ago
0Investment Banking Workshop HarvardA buddy of mine told me about this workshop at Harvard this Saturday and Sunday. Its run by LeadersinIB. I was curious if anyone has attended or knows anything about it? Is it worth attending? ...62 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Sidoti and Company02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Deloitte02 years 11 months ago
0Exit-EBITDA DCF ApproachWhen modeling a DCF, I have always used both the Exit-EBITDA and Perpetuity Growth methods as a way to calculate terminal value. But, the more I think of the Exit-EBITDA multiple approach, and what it exactly is doing, I get sort of confused. If Company A's terminal year has EBITDA of $50 Million...32 years 11 months ago
0Company Review: Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc02 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc02 years 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc02 years 11 months ago
0Insider Trading02 years 11 months ago
0PE Daily/Weekly UpdatesIn late spring/early summer I signed a PE gig for Summer 2014. I'm trying to stay on top of things though and "get smarter" before I start. I feel pretty confident in my modeling skills, but one thing I've heard from the people that work at the firm I'm going to is that you can really separate yours...52 years 11 months ago
0Frenchy looking for adviceHi, I'm currently a penultimate year student in a Grande École of engineering (Top-5). For those who are not familiar with the French educational system, wikipedia / Grande École (I'm not authorized to post links) I'm will also be a first year Master's Degree student in "Applied Mathematics...02 years 11 months ago


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