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Legalizing Aspects of Insider TradingSAC Capital's dilemma has been a bit of a springboard for arguing what really constitutes as insider trading; more or less if you ask 100 people that question, you'll get 100 different answers back. (Source: Matt Levine, DealBreaker) If you have no information, just index. That is the baselin... 111 year 11 months ago
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Advice-Engineering Student transitioning into Energy Finance/TradingHello! I have a BS in Industrial Engineering from an ABET accredited university. I am currently pursuing my MBA in Energy Finance/Trading is there a learning curve I should be concerned with? Failure rate? Where can I find the most helpful information? I am hard worker and eager to learn. I'm here t... 01 year 11 months ago
Investments What profitable investments could a commodity trading company make with minimal risk?... 11 year 11 months ago
Please kill my IB Summer Analyst - ResumeHi Guys, I am currently in my 3rd year (my school program is 5 years) at a semi-target school in canada. I will be looking for a SA IB position next summer. Please take a look at my resume and give me feedback. Thanks in advance... 61 year 11 months ago
Company Review: John Hancock 01 year 11 months ago
CFA: IFRS vs GAAPHey all, Hope everyone is doing well out there. Long story short, I'm wondering if anybody has a comprehensive list or spreadsheet of all the differences between GAAP and IFRS for CFA level 1? I'm not looking to cut corners here, but would really appreciate it if anybody has something they... 21 year 11 months ago
High Yield relative valueI'm trying to prepare for an interview, does anyone have insight to the following? When I'm looking at buying/selling exposure on an outstanding high yield bond and looking at relative value, I am assuming that I would look at yields on new issuances that have similar credit ratings and yields on... 141 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Deloitte 01 year 11 months ago
how is a thank you letter perceived when it is sent cold after interview?If you interview with someone and this person never gave you his/her email address, how is it perceived when you cold email a thank you? can it give off a negative vibe and wonder how I got their email? I also used this person's nickname (correctly) as I used linkedin to view this person up does ... 41 year 11 months ago
Pants for guys with big homoIs your only choice pleated pants? Are there any particular brands that fit very well with or without pleated pants? ... 21 year 11 months ago
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Strategy consulting start-up vs PwC strategy teamI'm currently a consultant at a non-branded boutique firm of ~300 people with options to move into the strategy consulting team at PwC or join a 10 person strategy consulting start-up with a bit of equity. My eventual goal is to move into MBB or b-school and possibly end up in PE via consulting s... 21 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Deloitte 01 year 11 months ago
First New York Securities - Kaput?A buddy of mine who works there says the place is going under. Apparently they were trying to move to a hedge fund model by soliciting outside investors, but they weren't able to get the cash infusion they needed. This, on top of 2 years of really bad trading. I did a quick Google search and th... 211 year 11 months ago
Non Target Experienced IB Resume. (Looking for lateral analyst position)Brief Overview: I have been at a small boutique in Chicago for the last 7 months and after a while I have realized that I am no longer growing. So, I am currently reaching out to all MM firms in the area. I am on the map with a lot of solid shops but I want to make sure this thing is perfec... 81 year 11 months ago
Destroy this Co-op Student's Resume!Hi all, I am a co-op student and will search for my next co-op term this coming September (my next co-op term begins in January 2014 and ends Winter 2014). Looking to get into Finance, specifically IB (although market risk or actuarial science is what suits my program mostly). If you're curiou... 111 year 11 months ago
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FT IBD Resume Review I'm targeting Canadian banks for full time IBD recruiting come September. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!... 71 year 11 months ago
Deutsche Bank AtlantaDoes anybody know anything about the Atlanta branch of Deutsche Bank?... 61 year 11 months ago
Starting at hedge fundHi, It seems likely that I might have an opportunity to start at a pretty large macro fund when I leave college. I have worked there before, like the people, the job etc. The team I am on is pretty small but are running about a yard. Obviously it is a risk not going the BB route, getting to... 111 year 11 months ago
Company Review: Summit Partners 01 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch 01 year 11 months ago
Big 4 exit opps other than typical accounting roles.I know these things have been discussed, and I have a few threads bookmarked, but I'm sort of looking for specifics. I've been reading a lot of conflicting info on this topic. What type of roles can a Big 4 auditor exit into that aren't your typical accounting roles? For example, many people say... 11 year 11 months ago
Consulting to Start-upHey all, I am a sophomore working for a very early stage start-up which has received about 100k in seed funding. I am an entrepreneurial person at heart, but I am not extremely interested in the sector in which my start-up is focused. I would like to intern at a consulting firm(potentially FT if I ... 51 year 11 months ago
Appropriate questions to ask HR before a interview?Hi just a quick question. Which is possibly a silly one. I recently was invited into a interview for a buy-side firm. After the invite, I asked a question to HR if there would be technical questions in the interview. Is that ok or is it a foolish question to ask that would hurt my chances? Thank... 01 year 11 months ago
CFA Level I- helpful for IB BB summer analyst position?Hi guys, I am wondering how helpful is passing CFA level-1 exam for securing a summer analyst position in BB? I am from non-target school. Any suggestions will be helpful in deciding whether I should register for the december exam or not (just have 2 weeks to decide before the deadline). thanks... 81 year 11 months ago
A Tangled Web of Values: Enterprise value, Firm Value and Market CapInvestors, analysts and financial journalists use different measures of value to make their investment cases and it is not a surprise that these different value measures sometimes lead to confusion. For instance, at the peak of Apple's glory early last year, there were several articles making the po... 41 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Deloitte 01 year 11 months ago
Sub-3.5 GPA for GSAM and GS Market riskHi, Female monkey here. Junior, Maths and Econs, international, non/semi-target (think quality North East LACs with > 10 alums at each BBs). Screwed up 2 classes in last 2 years so GPA slid to sub 3.5 range (about 3.3); one of the classes was finance but improved by taking a more advanced one and... 01 year 11 months ago
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What Finance/Investing Book are you Reading?Any suggestions? Just about to finish mine and need another suggestion for the morning and evening train.... 171 year 11 months ago
George Clooney Wants to School Hedge Fund BossSource: George Clooney, who yesterday sent his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov to Hollywood to show Sony and Fox a first cut of their Oscar-season period film The Monuments Men, has spent most of his career navigating the challenge of making provocative movies at studios o... 31 year 11 months ago
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The joys of returning to schoolFor those of us going to b-school this fall, will any of you miss the life you have now, professionally and socially? I recently had this conversation over drinks with a few former co-workers who asked whether I regret quitting my job to go to school and not make money for 2 years. As for me, I'm ... 191 year 11 months ago
Job Help/Advice PleaseHello, I am currently a mortgage underwriter and I want to make my way into commercial banking, and was hoping to get some advice. I feel like the mortgage experience is really hurting getting into more advanced lending/banking and it isn't helped by the fact that my B.A. is in English/Philosophy... 01 year 11 months ago
Please help! - Switch to industry group internally for FT after SA?Anyone have any advice/experience on switching from product group (where I currently am for the summer) to an industry group for full time? I'd definitely prefer to switch internally as opposed to externally, but know it's difficult and would require networking without pissing off my current group ... 21 year 11 months ago
Resume review UKHey guys, I am preparing for IBD SA applications for BB in London I have already posted my resume here before, I have incorporated some changes from your reviews now, and added my sports role instead of working as a DJ at a nightclub. I also elaborated on some volunteer work I did, since I fig... 31 year 11 months ago
How Ivies Brainwash HS Students Into College ZombiesLike Kyle Massey’s cancer, it's a hoax to believe the ONLY ticket to WS or any great business success is an Ivy degree. It seems that some monkeys out there have been brainwashed & zombified into thinking this way, thanks in part to their glaring brands, ominous prestige, and flawed rankings. Howe... 191 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Barclays Capital 01 year 11 months ago
Best major choice for Ivy League acceptance?If I'm trying to get into the Ivies, I heard from some people that it's best to apply as undecided to improve my chances. I've even heard teachers run on about how its easier relatively to get in as engineering instead of business. Is this the world's biggest case of BS, or is there some validity? ... 111 year 11 months ago
Wood Mackenzie ConsultingDoes anyone know much about this firm? I've searched this forum for them but haven't been able to find anything with detail. I know they do consulting and from the looks of it, it sounds pretty awesome. For those in energy, do you have any knowledge on this firm? They do a lot of Commercial ... 21 year 11 months ago
Crowd Funding for Equity Solutions Series # 7: Regulation D, Section 508 Safe Harbor for Crowd FundingBy David Drake The Securities Act of 1933 generally requires that each sale of a security must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But there is an exception. Regulation D, Section 508 of the Securities Act does not require registration of a securities if the sale is made to... 01 year 11 months ago
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Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase 01 year 11 months ago
What NOT to put in a Cover Letter/ResumeI received a cover letter, resume, and some other related collateral (a supposed 'research' report) relatively recently from a cold-emailer that I thought was worth highlighting, because it has some prime examples of what not to say/write to anyone ever. I'll post some excerpts below that will pres... 451 year 11 months ago
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Mention Com. College in Interview for Summer Internship?Hi I'm an international student, and will be transferring from a community college to a target as a junior this fall. I hope to get a summer internship in i-banking next summer, and I have a question with regards to that: Should I mention my CC experience when asked behavioral questions d... 11 year 11 months ago
Company Review: Morgan Stanley 01 year 11 months ago
Bonus Bananas August 2, 20131 - Summer Intern On The Hill Gets Drunk, Loses Shoe, Stalks Paul Ryan Somewhere, the drunk, now former, summer intern is wandering the streets of DC. While he is reunited with the shoe, he will not live happily ever after. 2 - The Underground Tax Road: Goldman Sachs Edition: (Interactive Map)... 81 year 11 months ago
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Pay decrease to move into consultingI am curious to hear what people think about taking a step back in pay to transition industries. I have been trying to break into consulting and finally have an offer but the starting salary is less than I make now. The consulting industry offers much better future compensation than my current ind... 131 year 11 months ago
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Laser-In On This One Thing To Be A Successful TraderIt’s said that 90% of traders fail to be successful but I may know a secret that the 10% utilize to dramatically beat the odds! No, it’s not a black market GS algorithm, SAC trading tactics, or listening to Buffett's take on markets & trading like Pavlov's Dog. I came across this when I was rigo... 151 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Barclays Capital 01 year 11 months ago
RE Exit OpsLet me give you guys some background. Out of college I worked at a MM firm trading commodities (1 year) then switched over to a small fund trading. Fund took a hit, I got laid off (worked there for 1 year). Then I went to a family friends commercial construction business as a project manager (6 mont... 61 year 11 months ago
Clooney vs Loeb?I'm not sure if anyone else saw this, but Clooney did bring up some good points. I have a feeling Loeb is going to go after him hard now. If you didn't read the article, just read the comments. I'm embarrassed by the lack of the general population's knowledge of the finance world. http://www.... 11 year 11 months ago
ETF HelpHello Monkeys, I'm a third year economics/accounting major and also in the process of reading Intelligent investor but I consider myself highly uneducated when it comes to investing. For this reason, I want to start off by not selecting one individual stock in my portfolio due to my lack of analy... 21 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: 1to1 Ventures 01 year 11 months ago