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0China IBD Summer Internship 2014Hey guys, I would really appreciate advice with what to expect/prepare for interviews with IBD offices in Beijing/Shanghai. Just wanted to get an idea if they look for anything specific and different (apart from Chinese as a must) from HK/Singapore offices. Thanks! ...63 years 1 month ago
0BAML vs. "top tier" BB ....443 years 1 month ago
0Anyone else traveling for the holidays?How far are you going? Plane or car? Any foreseen issues with the weather this weekend? Funny stories? horror stories? I'll be traveling about 1300 miles. I'm driving, simply because I kind of enjoy it and my schedule is flexible. Also, in my experience flying during the holidays is absolutely aw...03 years 1 month ago
0How do business schools view applicants from hedge funds?It seems like fewer hedge fund analysts consider going to business school. How do admissions officers view hedge fund analysts who have also completed a two year investment banking stint?...33 years 1 month ago
0Successful Kids of the PrivilegedWe've all heard the stories of the rich and privileged kids who squander their money and not taking life seriously. But what about those super wealthy's offsprings who work hard and attend target schools? Does this subset of people have any advantage if they would like to pursuit a career in Banki...183 years 1 month ago
0PWP New Fund vs GSAM FI Strategist?Hi fellow monkeys, Fortunately, I got offers from PWP Asset Management side, and also from GS Asset Management side. Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP) offers me a position to be in the small team managing a new fund in the firm. Doing quantitative research, implementing models, proposing investmen...33 years 1 month ago
0Private Equity in Emerging MarketsIf you were a private equity firm looking to invest in a new/emerging market, what statistics would you be most interested in? GDP growth rate, etc..? In addition, what other information would you put a priority on knowing? ...13 years 1 month ago
0"Workers of the (finance) world unite – and unionize"Interesting article. years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase03 years 1 month ago
0Why is real estate sexy?I've often heard the term 'real estate is sexy' being thrown around. I can understand how many modern buildings are visually appealing (glass towers, nifty architectural designs, etc), but what's so sexy about a derelict single family house, an old multi-family building, an industrial warehouse, or ...203 years 1 month ago
0Resume Review (Freshman)Hey everyone, I was wondering what I should cut out from this resume - it's currently font size 9.5, I think there's way too much on it right now especially as a freshman. Also any general advice about formatting, content, what to do this summer, etc. would be greatly appreciated, thanks! Upd...53 years 1 month ago
0Learning ChineseHi all, Quick background. 3 years IBD at elite boutique. 2.5 year at large global PE fund of funds. Both gigs are in Hong Kong. I really want to get a sense on non-Asia based finance folks' interest in learning Chinese, just given China's increasing influence. Could you please kindly spend 3 m...103 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Mizuho03 years 1 month ago
0How to break into the Finance Industry?Hi all, I'm looking for advice on how to begin in the finance industry. As an introduction, I am currently a sophomore at a top 10 US college (target) with about a 3.45 GPA (this includes a number of honors level math and econ classes, which I feel should account for it being a tad low). I was previ...33 years 1 month ago
0Meeting with Managing Director Over Coffee- What to expect?Hi all, I've recently joined WSO and already have come up with some questions hoping to get some advice on... I'm meeting with a Managing Director of a BB bank on Monday over coffee. I'm recently graduated with a BA in Finance and networked my way into this one. I'm unsure of what to expect when me...23 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Nomura Holdings03 years 1 month ago
0How lucrative is a career on Wall Street?I'm increasingly becoming of the view that the consensus regarding Wall Street earnings is substantially over-stated. This goes for senior level bankers and PE guys, not really HF which is much more variable, disparate and dependent on a variety of factors. It seems like consensus is that as a b...93 years 1 month ago
0Engineer moving to MBB -- wardrobe adviceI'll be joining an MBB firm in a northeast office, in around 6 months. I've been in academia my whole life, specifically in engineering and science. Needless to say, I have to build a wardrobe from scratch. Can I get some very basic advice on what I need, and where I should purchase it from. Spec...23 years 1 month ago
0New User looking to break into IBHey everyone, just joined today. I've been in consumer lending for 4 years, i'm 26, BBA in Finance, starting a MFin w/ focus in Investments and Securities 01/2014. My ultimate goal is PE or hedge fund. I was thinking my best bet is looking for IB Analyst positions. The problem I seem to see is that ...23 years 1 month ago
0Bonus Bananas December 20, 20131) SAC's Steinberg Convicted Of Insider Trading (FIN Alternatives) - Michael Steinberg is going down for the count. The jury was out less than two days before returning a guilty verdict on all five charges, and Steinberg now faces up to 85 years in prison. 2) Facebook, Zuckerberg Plan to Sell $3...283 years 1 month ago
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0Finance opportunities in Albania?As expected, I can't seem to find anything on the any of you have any information about the finance community/industry in Albania? if there even is one? Iv come across quite a few nonAlbanian Execs for banks in Albania on Linkedin? Anything?...23 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch03 years 1 month ago
0What to wear when shadowing a trader?Hey guys I have a few meetings set up to shadow some traders at different banks and was wondering what is acceptable attire for this? Should I wear a suit or just go business casual like all the other people on the floor? ...83 years 1 month ago
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0Company Interview: Prudential03 years 1 month ago
0Have not received my sign-on bonus this the norm?I'm recently accepted an offer to join a firm about 2 months ago. However, I've not gotten the sign-on bonus credited to my bank account yet (the offer letter said 45 days, which has passed). Is this the norm for others in my boat (those who have accepted offers recently)? What is the etiquette i...53 years 1 month ago
0Boutique AM Vancouver/CalgaryI am asking for a favor, and I am not even sure whether it is possible. I just heard it is. If anyone with CapIQ could run a search for me on small (up to 10 people office) AM firms in Vancouver/Calgary I would really appreciate it. Quick background: I am hoping that CapIQ will add on to my alre...13 years 1 month ago
0Industry M&A reportsUsually use CapIQ to find M&A comps, what industry equity reports usually have a great deal of m&a transactions as well? Thanks...23 years 1 month ago
0MBB: First round vs final roundHow do MBB final rounds differ from the first rounds, and what distinguishes those candidates who make the final cut? Any interview preparation tips?...33 years 1 month ago
0Shirts slimmer than CT shirts?They are slim, but certainly not as slim as I'd like. Any better/slimmer alternatives? I have some Hugo Boss, which is great. But they are a bit more expensive. ...213 years 1 month ago
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0Company Interview: Sponsors for Educational Opportunity03 years 1 month ago
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0Company Review: Anheuser Busch03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Macquarie Capital03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Tricadia Capital03 years 1 month ago
0Leveraging AM location for IBD networkingCurrently, I work at a BB in AM and in the same building we have a few floors which house the IBD. Would it be appropriate for me to go to the IBD floors and attempt to engage bankers in conversation to network? Or would that be seen as weird/inappropriate?...23 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Susquehanna International Group03 years 1 month ago
+2Wolf of Wall Street SupercutThe hype machine for The Wolf of Wall Street is firing on all cylinders now. With less than two weeks to wait for its Christmas Day release, we're hearing more and more outlandish stuff about the movie. Like the Director's Cut (which they'll no doubt release despite Scorsese's protests) will run ove...173 years 1 month ago
+4There's gotta be a faster way to wipe my ass - seeking capital for AI-driven ass cleaning machineSup guys. Starting a new venture. Looking for a better, more streamlined way to wipe my asshole. For the next few months, I will be researching ways one can wipe his asshole quickly on the toilet. Look, I'm sick of sitting on the toilet, letting loose some huge moist lincoln log, and then wipi...203 years 1 month ago
0Company Review: Morgan Stanley03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Morgan Stanley03 years 1 month ago
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0Company Compensation: Alinda Capital Partners03 years 1 month ago
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0Company Interview: Morgan Stanley03 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Credit Suisse03 years 1 month ago
0About the acronyms? Hii All I am a newbie here. I really enjoy reading all the post but there are so many acronyms that I don't know such as BB, SA, and such. Anyone care to explain them to me? Thanks a lot!...23 years 1 month ago
0Morgan Stanley AP IBD 1st-round phone interviewIn addition to common valuation and accounting questions. The rest I got were: How to value a bottle of wine? How to value a company in Afghanistan? Your research experience is very different from the work of investment banking. How do you explain that?...03 years 1 month ago
0Snowden Motives and PRISM ScandalArticle on Snowden and PRISM Scandal. "He’s more loyal to his personal ideals than government and national security" What's your opinion of this guy's priorities?...773 years 1 month ago
0230-250k; 50 hrs a week; promotion track; MBA? Switch to direct PE?hi folks, need your thoughts on the situation im facing. background: did 3 years of banking, currently at a large pe fof (it's been almost a year) work in the current gig is ok - some interesting direct deal exposures via co investment (although limited dd as mostly rely on the general part...743 years 1 month ago
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0WSO Caption Contest - Dec 19th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free Wall Street Oasis T-ShirtWe have a fun new contest each week to let our funniest members win a free WSO T shirt with their witty inner genius. All you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the ...353 years 1 month ago
0From superday to offerSo I had a superday on this past Monday at a BB, but I have yet to hear anything back. Do you guys think I'm dinged? ...43 years 1 month ago
+5Teaser Tuesday! December 17, 2013 This one came in as a suggestion from our own @manbearpig and it's something of a doozy! Have fun! Note: If you could all please input your answers using the previously noted html code it will make your comment a button similar to the "Hint" buttons seen below, allowing others to answer without h...123 years 1 month ago
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0BB Summer Analyst Interview QuestionHi everyone, got the following question to BB summer analyst position: a holding company has a net debt/ebitda ratio of 8x, and it s going to sell an asset for 5x ebitda. how will the net debt/ebitda ratio change? What is the clear explanation?...53 years 1 month ago
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0Company Compensation: Societe Generale03 years 1 month ago
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0Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch03 years 1 month ago
0A "best-practice" financial model : does your boss even care?In light of the most lively discussion about how much modelling you do @ , I AM curious... Does your boss care about a model built using the "best-practice" methods? "Best-practice" methods include keeping formulas short, ...143 years 1 month ago
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0Online glitch? Hi Folks. I applied to a BB summer internship in early fall for London... I basically failed the numerical test because I didn't know I couldn't go back to any questions..... Anyway, I emailed a contact there and let him know, etc. Like I expected, I got a communication through the portal that ...53 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Jordan Edmiston Group03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase03 years 1 month ago
0Quantitative Vol TradingHi guys, can anyone tell me more about the Quantitative Vol. Trading team in GS? A brief introduction perhaps? Would really appreciate it. Is it a highly specific field of trading? I mean I've obviously heard of agency trading, prop trading and the likes, but what exactly is Quantitative Vol.? Do...13 years 1 month ago
0Are multivitamins a waste of money? i take them often, especially when traveling as it's nearly impossible to get a proper diet every day. was just about to buy another 500 count bottle from costco when i saw this post. So, do you guys take multivitamins? If yes, why? if no, why not? If only Guinness had everything we need...183 years 1 month ago
0Upstart to Monetize Your Future PotentialWant to sell a future portion of your income to fund a business idea? Welcome to Upstart . [quote]After passing a rigorous background check, would-be entrepreneurs build a fundraising page with their business proposal and credentials laid out, just like an artist might raise funds on Kickstarter...23 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Fidelity Investments03 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Cargill03 years 1 month ago
0Do you ever feel bad quitting a job?Hi All, Just a general question - do you ever feel bad quitting a job? Let's say your Company likes you, pays you decent, treats you well, and goes out on a limb to fight for you - for comp/bonus/promotion....but you just don't see yourself doing it long term (or think you can make more $ elsewhe...23 years 1 month ago
0Technical interview question Hi, Can someone help me with this please? I cannot find it in any guide or on any site, and since I'm a sophomore I haven't gotten to this level in my classes yet. "If a conglomerate sold off one of its units, what are five things it could do with the proceeds and how would each of them impac...23 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Morgan Stanley03 years 1 month ago
0Comps Interview Question (IB)I have that I spread comps down on my resume, because I technically did, but was able to use Cap IQ. Just wanted to know what I should be ready to know how to explain in an interview when they bring up some potential questions on it so I can study on my break. As of boss pretty much gave m...63 years 1 month ago
0Best IBD/PE NewslettersJunior w/ summer analyst position next summer, interested in learning more about the deal environment. I signed up last week for 'The Term Sheet' that is sent out every day by Dan Primack. It's been a great way to get daily deal information in a quick, easy to process format. What are some ...53 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Barclays Capital03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Morgan Stanley03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Vermilion Partners03 years 1 month ago
0Large GMAT Splits Leaning VerbalThe splits on all my practice tests are kind of outrageous (V44, Q42). It is still a 700 but how much does such a large split hurt my application? Everyone seems to indicate that schools want a relatively even split with both scores above 80%. I still have two full weeks from this Saturday to stud...53 years 1 month ago
0Portfolio tracking software / website for multi-asset non-US personal investmentsHi, I don't live in the US, and want a OS x compatible portfolio tracking software or website for stocks on exchanges other than the NYSE/Nasdaq. Additionally, my portfolio will include cash investments, stock, stock options (from my job), private sector (angel investing), government and company ...53 years 1 month ago
0HELP! Will Citigroup care?I have just finished a round of interviews at Citi and I'm waiting to hear back from them. I'm a bit worried about giving a solid first impression, so please bear with me. I currently have checking and savings accounts with Bank of America. Will Citigroup care that I have a Bank of America account? ...123 years 1 month ago
0GS IBD LADoes anyone know about the LA office of GS? What groups the office houses? Culture? Schools the office focuses recruiting efforts at? Exit opps, etc? From my understanding, they have TMT (primarily focusing on media), industrials, healthcare, and FIG groups in the office. Outside of that, I don't...23 years 1 month ago
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0Travel reimbursement for interview?I'm a junior and have been interviewing for summer internship positions. After 2 phone interviews I got invited to a final round, but the email didn't specifically mention that they'll be paying for my travel. Am I expected to spend hundreds of dollars out of my own pocket to travel during the h...53 years 1 month ago
0FT vs. SA RecruitingRecently accepted a summer gig in NY with a middle-tier bulge bracket (think CS/BarCap/BAML) in their generalist group. And while I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity, I would like to ultimately end up at a more prestigious firm or on the product side. (GS/MS/JP/Evercore/Moelis/Centerview come...43 years 1 month ago
0Got A 92.96 In Corporate Finance and....92.96 final avg and Was given an A- UN-FUCKING REAL! Only missed 1 class the whole semester, sat in the front row and participated more than everybody combined at small non-target (20 students per class about). This has to be a mistake, emailed professor and waiting to hear back.... WTF??!...653 years 1 month ago
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0Jamie Dimon vs. Kris JennerFound this gem of a read the other day. For those who still haven't seen it, enjoy! [quote]Earlier this month. Jamie...03 years 1 month ago
0Too Late to Network? IBD SA Drops Due in JanuaryHey all, I am a Junior at a semi-target/target, and our on-campus recruiting resume drops for IBD SA positions are due between the first and second weeks of January. Is it too late to cold-email bankers? I'm just concerned that with such a short-term timeline like this, I will literally sound ...03 years 1 month ago
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0Finance test, looking for infoHey guys, a buddy of mine is in the middle of interviewing for a position at CBRE and will have to take a Financial Consulting Group Exam. Does anyone have any info they can share about the exam? The position is Financial Analyst in the Investment Sales/Capital Markets Group. Thanks...03 years 1 month ago
0Consulting Resume - List Projects?Hi WSO, I've made a handful of newer resumes now that I have 1.5 years of working experience under my belt and may be interested in making a jump around the 2 year mark, and I'm hoping you can weigh in on the best way to format my experience. My initial thought was to list the work performed b...23 years 1 month ago


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