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0Company Compensation: Oppenheimer02 years 10 months ago
0IESE MBA - Any current students or Alumni on WSO?Can anyone weigh in on their overall experience here? What companies do most students interested in IB and MBB end up at? It would be great to live in Europe, but I'm more concerned about placement strength....22 years 10 months ago
+6On The List: Regional Equity Research GroupsIn what is now becoming an excellent case study of capitalism in action, I've decided to respond to VanillaThunder's impressive grab of share in the CapIQ List/Silver Banana exchange market by changing my model quite a bit to preempt VT and other entrants. No more extortion! Most of the Equity R...492 years 10 months ago
0Linkedin connection effectiveness to get summer internshipI was wondering how effective is to send inmail/make connections in linkedin with investment bankers. I mean there are hundreds of people doing the same thing, why would a new connection that I make in linkedin do something different and give me a summer internship?...22 years 10 months ago
0NHL Finals: Bruins vs BlackhawksThoughts?? Tonight's game is a turning point in my mind...132 years 10 months ago
0Transfer from UT Austin to Northwestern?I just finished my freshman year at UT and I have been accepted as a transfer to Northwestern. Currently I'm studying Finance at McCombs but if I go to Northwestern I'll be studying economics/for the Kellogg Certificate. Is it worth it for me to leave UT? I'm an out-of-state student (I have an in...322 years 10 months ago
0How different is the MBA life compared to undergrad?I went to a large state school for undergrad and enjoyed every single bits of it. I look forward for an MBA, because asides from all the obvious reasons (job placement/network/etc.) I also want to go back to school for 2 more years and enjoy my life when I'm still young and can afford doing so witho...142 years 10 months ago
0Google Chromecast anyone have this? if so how do you like it? ...32 years 10 months ago
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0Sites used by NYC IB analysts to look for new jobsIn London efinancialcareers has hundreds of potential job opportunities for investment bankers looking o mov laterally, into PE, or into Corp Dev teams. What site(s) are the equivalent for NY based IB analysts? Need to figure out where to find analysts interested in switching into a Corp Dev rol...52 years 10 months ago
0internship after graduationIs it common for firms of any size to hire graduates to a temporary intern position, like a SA kind of deal? I would like to get into ER but didnt do a SA last summer and dont have much relevant work experience. Although I think I am a suitable candidate (in terms of skills) for a FT position and wi...22 years 10 months ago
0Your sex life after financeHow did your sex life change after you started working in finance? Did it get better, worse, or stay more or less the same? More one-night-stands or more relationships? All genders and sexualities, fire away....382 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Instream Partners02 years 10 months ago
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0research section on resume?In an effort to break into an ER role, I want to polish my resume and add a "equity research" section. Under it I want to include highlights of research pieces I have been doing on my own. How would this be viewed? Or should I just attach my research separately?...32 years 10 months ago
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0Bulge Bracket Fall Internships...Do they formally exist and are they common? Is it ever common for people to take Fall quarter off and work full-time for BB banks in IBD? Part-time? Has anyone ever had experience with this? ...12 years 10 months ago
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0Magna Carta Holy GrailThoughts?...432 years 10 months ago
0Need Advice. Have soft offer but looking to take a different open roleIll make it short and sweet. I am currently an intern at a small boutique (8 months exp) that has been sitting around on giving me an offer (most likely because I have not had any others as of now) I interviewed for a business development role at a more reputable boutique in the area. As I ma...12 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: JPMorgan Chase02 years 10 months ago
0Bank of China?1) How would an internship at Bank of China (NY) or Bank of China (HK) look for FT BB recruiting 2) Anyone interned there? Is this on the same tier as say BOML etc? 3) They are the largest bank in China, but how are they viewed in the US?...142 years 10 months ago
0Informational Interview AttireI have an informational interview this weekend. This is my first one ever, and I am not exactly sure what to wear. Here are some details that might shed some light on the situation: 1) Alumnus from my frat 2) Meeting up in LA (heard west coast is much more informal) 3) Meeting for coffee 4) he...42 years 10 months ago
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0Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase02 years 10 months ago
0MBB apartment considerationsEdit: Oops, i meant to remove some personal info but deleted the entire post. I was essentially asking whether it's worth paying to have a nice place when one will be traveling M-Th...192 years 10 months ago
0Warwik Vs Lancaster Vs DurhamI have been offered a place at Warwick Business School for MSc Business (Finance and Accounts) and at Lancaster for MSc Finance. The Lancaster offer is with a 3,000 GBP scholarship. Cost is in no way a criterion, but quality of education, future job prospects, respect of degree, its international re...62 years 10 months ago
0Is it worth to go to Warwick?Hi to everyone! Recently I've got an offer from Warwick Business School for MSc in Finance and Information Technology. It is a new programme. Does anyone know about this programme? Is it a target one? I am hesitating accepting an offer and need your advice. Thank you in advance....192 years 10 months ago
0Fees for Administrative Agent on a Loan SyndicationFor anyone who has experience in DCM/Corp. Banking, what do typical fee structures look like for the administrative agent? What roles does that bank have? ...02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Oppenheimer02 years 10 months ago
+2In the Bank We Trust - The 10 Internship Commandments1. I, the System Admin, am the God who brought the light and the Internet into your cubicle. You shall never pass the internal firewall and shall not have other gods besides me, such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Redtube. 2. You shall not make any grave images or likeliness of the things th...72 years 10 months ago
0From Energy Research to Physical TradingHi fellow monkeys, Much appreciation in advance for your time and comments. A quick self-intro - I have just completed the sophomore year of my undergrad study (in Asia). I want to pursue a career in physical energy trading in either the Majors or the Trading houses, and I understand from WSO ...12 years 10 months ago
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0Consulting guy lurking to oil tradingHi all, I am a consultant / IT Auditor and have been working in the field for 6 years now. I discovered this website a few months ago after thinking about changing careers. The few posts I came accross helped me to precise where and what I wanted to do, and they also gave me some insights on the IB ...12 years 10 months ago
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0Company Compensation: United States Navy02 years 10 months ago
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0GMAT manhattanHi guys, Sorry for probably 'yet another' how to study and nail the gmat, but I can't seem to use the search option for some reason. Gonna take the GMAT in like 2 months (aiming 710+ at least) and went through the Manhattan guides the last 3 days. The theory in there is so easy and straightfor...42 years 10 months ago
0predict markets by means of quantum physicsmarket price movements can be predicted by means of quantum methods as this paper suggests? "Quantum_Tunneling_of_Stock_Price_in_Range_Bound_Market_Conditions'...22 years 10 months ago
0internship experience directly transferable to consulting?Hi, I have an internship opportunity in "strategic development" for a privately held international company. Based on what I gathered from the phone interview, the company imports products from its partners abroad and then sells them in the U.S. market. The primary responsibilities include market ...02 years 10 months ago
0how to get recruiters/staffing firms to help you?I'm looking for a position in the midwest or west coast and I can't get any staffing firms to help me. I submitted my resume on their websites. Is there a better method that works? I have already submitted my resume to Michael Page, Robert Half, and some other big sites, but I haven't gotten one ...22 years 10 months ago
0Project Management ToolProject management is not easy. Keeping track of deadlines, status, risks, issues, and competing priorities is not piece of cake. There are hundreds of articles and management gurus out there with tips and advice on effective project management. However, few (that I have seen) provide tools to put t...62 years 10 months ago
0Crowdfunding for Equity Solutions Series #3: KNOW YOUR CROWDBy David Drake Consumer Protection Investor protection is a key part of any legislation that seeks to open up opportunities to the general public. Along these lines, we’ve previously covered requirements and suggestions for education, fraud protection, transparency and a whistleblower progra...02 years 10 months ago
0Crowdfunding for Equity Solutions Series #2: ADVERTISING AND ADVICEDavid Drake of LDJ Capital continues today with his second article of his series regarding crowdfunding for equity solutions. By David Drake Advertising The Act already addresses, and prohibits compensation for several categories of activities, including the purchase of potential investor i...02 years 10 months ago
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0Company Compensation: Accenture02 years 10 months ago
0why BB S&T?what kind of options are there after? Anyone know what others have gone to after leaving? (because there are so few choices) I'm looking for something stable where I can build a useful/applicable skill set (so no prop trading or hedge funds) but something related to the markets... not interested i...02 years 10 months ago
0Networking in the UK?Hi everyone. I wanna thank WSO for all the helpful tips that have been posted here. The general spirit on this forum makes me want to work in finance even more. However, I have not found much information about networking in the UK. What I've read so far is that it's not too effective and can even...92 years 10 months ago
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0Postgraduate Studies or notHey Would I have a chance of getting onto these courses and would they be helpful in applying to work in an investment bank Real estate economics and finance - LSE Business analytic and consulting - Warwick Msc management - UCL some info I will not be taking a gmat test, as such have avo...52 years 10 months ago
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0Company Compensation: Bain & Company02 years 10 months ago
0LSE Msc A&F: Take it or leave itHi everyone, I have lurked around here for a year or two but never made a post. During that time, I was able to learn a lot from everyone, including all the trolls :). So first thing first, thanks everyone for all your thoughts and discussions. Today I decide to post because I find myself in ...172 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: KPMG02 years 10 months ago
0Wearing an ass bra to interviews? Is it worth wearing under my suit pants for the extra shape it gives me? Will the illusion of having perfectly sculpted ass cheeks help set me apart from my competition?...212 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 10 months ago
0Anyone in Beijing, China?just saw a video and found it interesting... the first time i realized this city is attractive....12 years 10 months ago
0Career advice - 1yr post MBAI graduated from b-school last year and have been working in a business development & strategic planning role at an energy company. I'm currently working out the short-term growth strategy for our group as well as the 5-year execution plan. However, I have a few hard choices ahead of me. My gf is m...32 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: GIC Government of Singapore Investment Corporation02 years 10 months ago
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0Company Interview: Susquehanna International Group02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Lazard02 years 10 months ago
+3Fundraising ConundrumI thought I would touch on the topic of fundraising this week. I read an article earlier in the week that mentioned there is a large overhang of dry powder (committed capital) that still has to be put to use by private equity funds to the tune of about $145B. The article (link here), also mentio...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Gelber Group02 years 10 months ago
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0Company Review: Peak6 Investments02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Morgan Stanley02 years 10 months ago
+1Why do you want to work on Wall Street?For those of you interested in a job on Wall Street... why? I'm doing research for a book and am very interested to know why bright, young minds are still being drawn to Wall Street. Did the 2008 financial crisis impact your decision (positively/negatively)? Do the recent measures to cap pay mak...582 years 10 months ago
0OCR for graduate?I graduated this past summer and wasn't able to get a FT offer. Will I still be able to take part in this coming years OCR for FT jobs or will banks not even consider me because i've already graduated? thanks for the input....32 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: The Hartford02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Booz Allen Hamilton02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Lazard02 years 10 months ago
0Can Someone from Sandler/KBW Comment on this?Selected Transactions: First Community Bancorp of Northwest Iowa to acquire three branches of Plainstown Thrift Bancshares Little Johnny's Piggy Bank Announces IPO at $10/share in all seriousness though, I know both are great banks with a chokehold on the sector, but how to analysts/associ...22 years 10 months ago
0Sharp CFA Seminar in NYCHas anyone taken the Sharp seminars? I'm taking lvl 1 in December and would appreciate any insight into the program. Thanks in advance...12 years 10 months ago
0Shall you go the Extra Mile ?My situation is quite straight forward. I could start FT as S&T Analyst this year in London... or I could kill myself to get into a MF in Princeton or at MIT to break into WallStreet... The first one is the easy option - but I feel like I will be stuck for the rest of my life in this position. The...42 years 10 months ago
0Flow Rate SalesHi WSO, I have an interview for a Flow Rate Sales position soon at a bulge bracket bank in Europe. The problem is that I am not 100% sure about what Flow Rate Sales is and I can't find that much about it on google. It would be much appreciated if somebody here on WSO could help me to clarify it. ...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Nomura Holdings02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of New York Mellon02 years 10 months ago
0Rising Junior w/ QuestionsI have viewed the forums for a while now and have found great advice and would like to thank everyone who has contributed. I plan on contributing myself after I go through the internship application process. This is my first post, i hope its in the right spot. Before i get into my questions id li...22 years 10 months ago
0How To Wear A Suit, Courtesy of Arden ReedBeing that we are currently in the middle of Summer Analyst recruitment, I'm sure a lot of people out there have questions about an extremely important, but often-overlooked, aspect of interviewing: your suit. Now, there are a billion threads about suits, accessories, whether you should wear your...112 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Moelis & Company02 years 10 months ago
0AM Portfolio Manager career path? So after doing my own research and reading this site I have realized the Asset management is a solid career choice. So I wanted to know what is the usual career path to become a portfolio manger at a asset management firm like Blackrock, Pimco and wellington. Also what is the salary like for a po...1282 years 10 months ago
0Advice on the next stepHello all, Quick background on myself. I took a gap year after graduating from high school and will be attending a target school this fall. I spent this year doing a few internships, and am about to finish my SA stint at a boutique ibank. I'm wondering what the "next step" is. I'm fairly certa...72 years 10 months ago
0New Boutique QuestionAll - I have the opportunity to lateral from my current middle market firm (lower-tier mm) where I am unhappy with deal flow. The firm I am looking at is a newly formed Boutique, but all of the senior guys are big names from BB's and the firm is doing extremely well so far. I spoke to some analyst...52 years 10 months ago
0Independent Film FinancingBloody Bobby, the feature length film, has been appraised at $300,000 and Black Pumpkin Pictures has agreed to open this production up for private partners for 49% of the movie. Black Pumpkin Pictures LLC will be managing partner and own 51% of the movie. The other 49% of the Bloody Bobby film wil...22 years 10 months ago
0Computer Science graduate wanting to break into Corp Dev/StratI'm a 26 year old software engineer who wants to pursue a top 5 MBA. I currently work for a well known top tech company. Are there any ways I could break into corp dev or strat post-MBA? Also, what is the typical career ladder and salary progression for corp dev and strat? Is the work-life balan...12 years 10 months ago
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0Company Interview: Lockheed Martin02 years 10 months ago
0Investing in Funds of Hedge FundsI was wondering if anybody had some good info on investing in funds of hedge funds? I've tried googling a few different things but not much information came up. Do you have to be accredited to invest in a fund of hedge funds? If you are series 6 and 63 licensed can you sell funds of hedgefunds...12 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Lockheed Martin02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: New York Life02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Chopper Trading02 years 10 months ago
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0Please Review IBD ResumeHey guys I am preparing my resume to be sent out to several contacts. I am hoping to get BB IBD SA next year. I am really trying to figure out how to list my experiences for this current IBD internship I have. You may have seen my post earlier today. I do not do any modeling or any "deal related...22 years 10 months ago


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