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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
0PDT03 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
0Make moneyhow to male money online? please answer...83 years 1 month ago
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
0Another question about background checksHi all! I was wondering if background checks looked at disciplinary record from the school. This is a 3rd party background check service, and as far as I know they only go as far as verifying my GPA. No mention of my disciplinary record is on the transcript. Will the 3rd party service stop there ...33 years 1 month ago
0Blackstone Group Compliance AnalystHello, I am having an interview next week with Blackstone for a compliance analyst position. I was wondering if anyone had any information on what type of compliance matters Blackstone may encounter. Do they do any AML compliance? Any information would be helpful. Thank you in advance. ...03 years 1 month ago
0When The Recruiter CallsEvery so often I get campus recruiters calling about SA positions. They say that XYZ forwarded them over my info and they wanted to touch base and find out if you have any questions about the program. I'll usually ask them about the timeline for interviews etc... Most of the time I have networked wi...33 years 1 month ago
0Deadline by 5PM EST - Please help advise on this unique situation!So I'm currently debating putting either an econ research position on my resume, or a club activity. The problem with the econ research was I don't have much to talk about - I was essentially just pulling whatever info the Ph.D needed, summarizing articles, and creating graphs in Excel. To combat ...03 years 1 month ago
0Winter shoes in NYC?I usually rock AE Park Avenues, but am trying to find a good, more hightop pair/bootish look because the slush is just crushing them. Doesn't need to be the fanciest, just good to wear to work and not look like an idiot. Also wouldn't mind finding a winter-esque shoe to go out with as well....73 years 1 month ago
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0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch03 years 1 month ago
01st round interview IB SA NYC-based 2014I would like to know if anyone could give me some advice on what to expect on my 1st round of interviews at an IB. I am currently on my penultimate year at a target european university with basic 1-month work experience at a financial brokerage in a South American country. This would be my first ser...33 years 1 month ago
0Contacting HR about Resume MistakeProblem is I always thought I got a 2290 on my SATs for some subconscious reason, but I called CollegeBoard today to make sure and turns out I actually got a 2260. Emailed HR for the two offers, explaining what I just said here basically. You think that'll ruin my chances for these offers? Thank...63 years 1 month ago
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+2A mens guide to dressWSO has been great to me, here's some resources I've found to share. Hope it helps. suits: Fit: Shoes: ...43 years 1 month ago
0Summer internship: BB S&T vs prop shop!Hey guys, I'm undergoing the application/interview process for summer internships for both S&T at big banks, as well as trading at prop shops. I anticipate to receive offers from both. So I need help making a decision what to do this summer. As far as I can tell, the key differences are: Prop ...73 years 1 month ago
0What are you asking to get for Christmas?My list includes: -iPod -A couple old NBA jerseys: Grant Hill Pistons, Robert Horry Rockets, Bobby Hurley Kings -new pair of Vans -Books: Sports Gene, David and Goliath, Personal Foul -NBA 2K14 for Xbox...163 years 1 month ago
0Happiest VP level Investment Bankers at BBs?Just curious - which BB (JPM, DB, GS, MS, CS, UBS, BofA/ML) is the best place to be as a VP/Director level investment banker? Why and why not? And those who are VP/Director level investment bankers at BBs - how much desire do you have to join a boutique investment bank? Your thoughts are great...53 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Credit Suisse03 years 1 month ago
0AlixPartners VS Roland Berger VS Small Turnaround PE (Europe)Hello, I do have offers from the three aformentioned firms; all for Continental Europe. I would appreciate any opinion on what offer to take. I come from a European semi-target and have spent two years at a turnaround consulting boutique. My short-term goal is B-School and my long term Goa...53 years 1 month ago
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0IT Consulting v Investment Banking TechHi guys, im curious about working in IB tech either as a Business Analyst or a developer. So what are the differences between these two careers (IT consultancy v IT IBanking) primarily in terms of future earning and career prospects 5-10 years in, is it possible to move across at some point? Also in...83 years 1 month ago
0How often do these kinds of jobs come up?Hi all, Quick breakdown of my situation: I currently work in corporate communications in NYC. My goal is to break into equity research, Asset Management, or a hedge fund, so I'm trying to teach myself about investing and modeling, etc. However, once I learn enough of that stuff, I know that netwo...33 years 1 month ago
0What do you guys think about this? Can anyone confirm?Received this on my old email address some 10 hours ago: [quote]Frankfurt am Main, 18 December 2013 Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) today announced it intends to restate its financial statements for 2012 and the first three quarters of 2013. As a result of an internal audit of t...33 years 1 month ago
+1Global Macro trade IdeasI have to complete an assignment given to me in 2 days. I was asked to generate some trade Ideas across asset classes. I would like to have a look at some sample "Global Macro trade Ideas". Since I am new to this I think looking at some sample trade ideas would help me....123 years 1 month ago
0I'm Lost. Help Hi, So this last recruiting season I have been focusing on consulting firms and have gotten to a couple final rounds, only to be cut at the end. The recruiting season is over and this process has really taken a toll on me. As far as I'm concerned now, I'm all out of options. I have an economics/a...33 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Deloitte03 years 1 month ago
0Proper heel size for an interviewHello All, Can you kindly suggest if the heels on the Cole Haan shoe below link are too high for an investment banking interview?,pwp,c-100/f-10001+70016+429496641...143 years 1 month ago
0Cambridge Math Tripos Part IIIAnyone on here go through the Cambridge Math Tripos Part III (which apparently now gives out a "Master of Advanced Studies in Mathematics" degree)? It seems like most people who do this program end up in math/physics grad school, but I figure there have got to be some guys who head to Wall St. Any w...103 years 1 month ago
0HR Interview After Meeting Team? (Lateral)Has anyone had an HR interview after meeting with the whole team? I am assuming this would be a good sign rather than not. Other than consisting of my current compensation and why I am leaving, are there any other curveballs I should be prepared for? Thanks!...03 years 1 month ago
0JPM 1st round questionsthe person that contacted me said he is an investment banking analyst that covers middle market companies. what exactly does that mean? is there even such thing as a middle market group? if so what is it?...13 years 1 month ago
0Where are we going? *again*We all witnessed the successful debut of Twitter's IPO in NYSE this past Thursday. The fanfare and excitement caused by the microblogging service captured the headlines of every major media organization. However, I want to divert your attention instead to how the economy is doing at this very moment...103 years 1 month ago
0Trading Desk DeveloperTrading Desk Developer whose primary focus will be to work with trading desks to meet their Rapid Application Developer (RAD) tool requirements which vary from the small e.g. risk reports using data outputted from core systems, to the large e.g. trading workflow and risk systems, scenario tools etc....03 years 1 month ago
0So, Spring.Hi, So I've been gunning for consulting this fall with no avail and I was wondering how likely it is to be recruited in the spring? The cycle is over for most firms and I'm not sure that they recruit in the spring as well. How do I reach out? Is it too late? Thanks!...43 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Greenhill03 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Greenhill03 years 1 month ago
+2Most prestigious WSO trollsI was curious as to who you guys think are the most prestigious WSO trolls? Off the top of my head I can think of: Ratinamaze Sexy_Like_Enrique firefighter lookatmycock Speaking of lookatmycock, where the hell has he been. I kinda miss his random forum posts about machines to cleaning hi...1113 years 1 month ago
0Lateral to tech focused M&A bankI have an interview for a lateral hire to a tech focused M&A bank coming up next week. I was curious as to what kind of industry-specific knowledge might be valuable when it comes to technology, ie different valuation concepts, multiples, or anything else that might be secluded to the industry. ...33 years 1 month ago
0Interview Flight Conflicts...Hi guys, I'm in a sticky situation, and I was wondering if you could share some insights to my predicament. I'm based in the US. I have a superday with BB(1) on Jan 15, and I'm also currently interviewing for another position with another firm BB(2) that has a superday on Jan 9-10 (they have not ...23 years 1 month ago


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