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0Company Interview: Ernst and Young01 year 11 months ago
0Listing IB experience on resume- advice neededHi, Long-time poster and contributor posting under another account to maintain some anonymity. Currently an IB SA at a large bank in the S.hemisphere, having a little trouble with how to write about my experience on my resume. Internship isn't over for another few weeks so this will be updated la...121 year 11 months ago
0MM to BB IBD RenegingLet me preface this by saying that I read through most of the previous threads on reneging and I wanted to get your thoughts on reneging from an MM IBD to sign with a BB IBD. I'm from a complete non-target and did not get either offer through OCR. Because of this, I also doubt that I'd have a lo...181 year 11 months ago
0Startup vs. IBHello everyone, I am a senior who has an offer from a elite boutique (satellite, not NYC). However, the group (which will remain unnamed) is doing terribly and there is a possibility it will go away in the coming years. I also have a few technology startup offers with salary ranging in the 60-70k...251 year 11 months ago
0Last Minute WSO CDO UpdateGentlemen, we have officially voted someone off the island. I thought my WSO CDO update earlier this month would be the last one for the year, but then one of our borrowers went sideways and had to get the boot. Since a number of you were curious about how selling notes in the secondary market worke...141 year 11 months ago
0Are there more pre-MBA private equity positions avaliable than hedge fund positions coming from IB?Ive noticed that the IBD to PE to HF route is very common but not the other way around (IBD to HF to PE). Are there just more PE opportunities out there than relevant hedge fund opportunities for IB analysts? Also noticed that in the entering class profiles at Harvard and Stanford, about 20% of t...21 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Orbis Investment Management Limited01 year 11 months ago
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0Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch01 year 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: PNC Financial Services01 year 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: PNC Financial Services01 year 11 months ago
0After PIMCO SuperdayHas anyone heard back yet from undergrad superday?...11 year 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch01 year 11 months ago
0Prominent NYC RE Families - Working for them?Does anyone here know what it's like working for one of the big NYC real estate families or how you would even land that gig to begin with? A lot of their websites are skimping on details and you're lucky if you can find a generic company email. I can't tell if it would be a great spot to be in a...31 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Deloitte01 year 11 months ago
0Land Acquisition/Development Hey Everyone, I'm reaching out to the community here for input on a development deal; I have significant office/retail experience, but and a basic knowledge of development, and am looking to those more experienced than I. A little about the deal. I'll be partially tearing down an existing stru...21 year 11 months ago
0Company Review: Intel01 year 11 months ago
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+2WSO NYC Happy Hour: Fri., Feb. 28th, 8pm @ GalwayThe next NYC meetup is coming up Friday, Feb. 28th, hope to see you there! Location: Galway Hooker http://galwaypubnyc.com/ 7 E 36th Street, between 5th and Madison How to find the group: Mention "WSO" or "WallStreetOasis" at the door and they'll direct you to where we are located ...51 year 11 months ago
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0Company Compensation: Northern Trust01 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs01 year 11 months ago
0How to conduct a BG check on yourself?What is the best way to conduct a comprehensive background check on yourself? ...41 year 11 months ago
0Another beatdownQuestion: How safe is Philly as a city to live in?...91 year 11 months ago
0Harvard Students Walk Out of Ec 10 in Solidarity with 'Occupy'http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/11/2/mankiw-walkout-economics-10/ I hate hate hate people like these. If these people don't want to be in a class taught by Professor Mankiw, I will gladly take their place. Read the article. In other news, there is a article defending the use of DOD a...191 year 11 months ago
0Wells Fargo IBD vs Big 4 TAS/TSSophomore at a west coast non target. Both internships are in San Fran. Also URM. I know these aren't glamorous sophomore internships, but it's what I have in front of me. Which one do you think I can leverage better for IBD at a BB in NYC?...51 year 11 months ago
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0Why I joined WSO and good readsHello everyone, My name is Adrian and I am a fourth year student. I have been reading WSO for a while, but I never became a member seeing as I had no questions and I was going on the site purely for my personal enjoyment. But times change, and I am on the fringe of finishing my Bachelor of Commer...61 year 11 months ago
+5How I Broke into the Buyside - The Interview Process The season for internships is upon us. Those fortunate few who have their summers charted are looking forward to smooth seas and clear sailing until the start of the summer. Others meanwhile are scrambling for sight of land, for that one phone call which will clear away the clouds of uncertainty and...61 year 11 months ago
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0What happens to a company's bonds when they either merge or are acquired?I have a fixed income analyst super day tomorrow and this will most definitely be asked. Can you guys help a college student out?...11 year 11 months ago
0Company Review: JPMorgan Chase01 year 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: BNP Paribas01 year 11 months ago
0News Source with Chrome Addinhttp://tinypic.com/r/opzlnr/8 I like how RT's Chrome app works (top right of pic) and they report on a variety of cool shit. But I'm convinced that there's like 3 dudes whose job it is to post Kremlin-biased shit all day in the comments and I'm spending far too much time talking shit to them. ...41 year 11 months ago
0Blackstone PE 1st roundFirst round at BX PE (phone interview) tomorrow. What questions should I expect? Interned at a BB in IBD. How long does the 1st round phone interview usually last? When do they inform us about the result of the 1st round? Any other tips on how to prepare? Websites? Guides?...421 year 11 months ago
+1GS or BAML?I'm in the process of trying to decide between IBD SA offers from GS and BAML. On the surface, Goldman carries more "prestige" and generally better exit opps, but I'm concerned about their summer to FT conversion rate (rumored to be pretty low), especially its tendency to increase the cutthroat dyna...261 year 11 months ago
0PNC Corporate Banking vs Capital One BA internshipHey everyone, newbie here. Anyways, I got summer internship offers from PNC corporate banking division and Capital One's business analyst program. I honestly like both companies and the people that I talked to, so I wanted to get objective opinions from others about things like exit ops, MBA opportu...01 year 11 months ago
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0Start Date AdviceHi all, I'm starting at an MBB this summer and wanted to get some perspective on start dates. I have the option of July, September, and October. Obviously, there is an opportunity cost of missed salary to take into the equation, but what about other factors? For example, will you be "behind" your cl...41 year 11 months ago
0Declining an offer that I previously acceptedHello Everyone, I'm very thankful for all the advice I have gotten from this community, and after a long recruiting season finished with multiple job offers. I accepted my first offer with the intention of withdrawing if I got a better one, and this is exactly what has happened. What do I say ...31 year 11 months ago
0A portfolio manager with no CFA?Will any fund house accept a portfolio manager with no CFA?...81 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch01 year 11 months ago
0How many years of work experience do MBA's typically looks at?I'm curious... I just started my analyst "contract" that lasts 2 1/2 years in the credit risk department of a BB. I'm wondering if that will be enough work experience to get myself into a top 10 MBA program? (assuming I slay the GMAT) From everyone's experience with Grad school, do you have an idea...31 year 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Sun Life Financial01 year 11 months ago
0Lower Lower Middle Market M&A and exit opps; how small is too small for a deal??All, I'd really appreciate your insight and career advice. I know there are several posts relating to "how small is too small for a boutique IB," but I haven't seen any threads that discuss how small is too small as far as individual deal size. I'm interviewing with a lower (emphasis on lowe...81 year 11 months ago
0Company Review: T. Rowe Price01 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch01 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Sagent Advisors01 year 11 months ago
0Debate: Best way to break into hedge fund business, IB or S&T?I know that there are different types of hedge funds with different strategies (global macro, long/short, quant, etc.), but generally speaking, between starting your career with more of a corporate finance background (IB & other relevant fields) or trading/markets background, which one is better in ...31 year 11 months ago
0~$350m Fund I - VP Carry?I'm entering into carry negotiations. Thoughts from the community on where I should set my expectation/what I should push for? I'm a first year VP at a new $350m fund. There are 2 partners, 1 principal, 1 VP (me), and 2 associates. Also, does $150/$150+ cash sound right? Gut says it is. Thanks...151 year 11 months ago
0Company Review: ReMax Midtown01 year 11 months ago
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0Company Compensation: NERA Economic Consulting01 year 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: NERA Economic Consulting01 year 11 months ago
0CBS early decision or not?Hi monkeys, I'm looking to apply to b-school this fall, but am contemplating CBS early decision. For some background, currently at a tier 2 (non-big 4) consulting firm with a promotion under my belt. Post mba looking to get into equity research and/or investment management. Schools I would apply...51 year 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Lazard01 year 11 months ago
0BAML Debt Advisory ServicesCan anyone offer information about this group? They are housed within Debt Capital Markets...11 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: Gilder Gagnon Howe01 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: The JM Smucker Company01 year 11 months ago
0Company Interview: The JM Smucker Company01 year 11 months ago
0Hesitating between Commodities and Stock MarketsI'll soon start my gap-year and I wonder which of the following I should aim BB-MM-Propshop-Commodity house-Hedge Fund as I come from a semi/non target school but I've a good GPA and relevant experience in commodity trading. My dream job is salesman in S&T (equity, FX, derivatives, options) in BB...311 year 11 months ago
0Carried Interest Taxation for Employee of General Partner who received carried interest paymentI recently left a private equity real estate firm. We had unrealized gain on our assets. My compensation package included 5% of the 20 points of carried interest which came out to 1.15 points. I received a buyout of my carried interest percentage when I left. As an employee of the general partner do...21 year 11 months ago
0Lawyer needs educating!Good evening all, I'm a law student based in London joining an international law firm this Autumn. I've been using WSO for several years now to boost my knowledge of the city, and all things financial before getting thrown in at the deep end! However, as an arts graduate turned lawyer, I've fo...01 year 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Accenture01 year 11 months ago
0Renting a 2 bedroom for 1 person?I'm looking at a specific apartment complex's website and several of the 2 bedrooms listed online are the same price or cheaper than 1 bedrooms. The "2nd bedroom" for a lot of these are simply alcoves, but the apartments as a whole are still bigger than the 1 bedrooms. Is there a reason for this? Is...61 year 11 months ago
0Student Investment FundsHey guys, Rising junior at a non-target and I'm looking to get an internship in IB next summer. I've been doing some research and looking into student investment funds at other universities. Does anyone have any experience, stories, advice on student investment funds? I'm looking to try and start...201 year 11 months ago
0BB Corporate Banking Super dayI've got a super day for corporate banking coming up and I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction in terms of what I should be reviewing and what kinds of technical questions I could be asked...51 year 11 months ago
0PDF data to ExcelI'm trying to input a table of number data from a PDF file into excel. 3 columns and over 400 rows. I don't want to manually have to input each and every one. Copy/paste will paste the data, but only into 1 cell. Does anyone know an easier way to do this? Thanks...71 year 11 months ago

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