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0Incentive over and above bonus at my firmHi, I got a FT job as PE analyst at a Growth Equity shop. It's a young shop started by well known and very deal experienced people... I interned at the firm and they called me back for FT, so I must have impressed them. Basically, I'm earning a pretty good salary for the country i'm in (i can ...22 years 12 months ago
0Deciding Between 2 Job Offers (semi-target engineering graduate)I recently graduated with a degree in engineering from a semi-target school (3.6 GPA if it matters) and am currently in the process of deciding between 2 job offers. I want fellow monkeys to give me some suggestions. One is as an associate consultant at a small (7 employees) energy consulting firm...72 years 12 months ago
0BB IBD (Coverage Group) vs Boutique M&A for PE placementDeciding between two offers in terms of placement into PE a few years out. I know they prefer M&A/lev fin, but are you at a serious disadvantage coming out of an industry group? Also thoughts on Financial Sponsors would be appreciated as well. Thanks!...92 years 12 months ago
0ADVICE NEEDED! Meeting a very well connected and highly influential exec tmrw!Here's some context: Three years ago, I ran into this guy in downtown. We started speaking and he gradually started revealing details like being a Minister in the govt for two terms etc. I didn't know who he was when we were speaking, but I asked for his business card and saw that he was an 'Advi...102 years 12 months ago
0effective self-study GMAT regimenso I don't have the resources to get a tutor, and I'm taking the GMAT later this year. I'm shootin for a 700+, and I got all the MGMAT books, the official guide, and quant review. What is an effective regimen to get me to the score with the books I have? I did get a 2010 on the SAT, 720 V, 620 M, 67...42 years 12 months ago
0This is why you don't rob people This might be old but it made me laugh my ass off. To the Guy Who Mugged Me Downtown (Downtown, Savannah ) I was the white guy with the black Burrberry jacket that you demanded I hand over shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse...162 years 12 months ago
0Colleges Set to Offer Exit Tests Employers say they don't trust GPA's - and with good reason considering the curves and grade deflation/inflation across campuses - so almost 200 colleges are going to give CLA+ tests, hoping employers better measure the potential of students. This is going to get interesting... [quote=Wall St...482 years 12 months ago
0Have You Quit Facebook Yet?I found the following video utterly fascinating. People my age are terrible at Facebook. I used to think my feed was a disaster until I got a look at my wife's feed. Her FB friends are even more retarded than mine. Your generation is obviously better at it (at least you use it more), but is it reall...512 years 12 months ago
0How can I become wealthy/successful?I know there are a few main categories when it comes to becoming wealthy, in like the 200-250k USD+ range, and its pretty much: 1.Business, become a CEO of your own company 2.Investment banking, through a large company like JPmorgan 3.Trading, also through a large company like JPmorgan 4.Managem...492 years 12 months ago
0bespoke suitsHey, I'm in Hong Kong and am going to a reputable tailor this evening to be measured for a couple suits. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding the process/selection as this is my first time visiting a tailor. Thanks...32 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Sofita Translation and Interpeting Agency02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Sofita Translation and Interpreting Agency02 years 12 months ago
0the frequently asked age questionWill 30 be considered too old to enter MBA program at a top school such as Wharton? Or a top MFin school like Princeton? I will have the grades and score to compete with the top applicants, but my only work experience will be 8 years military prior to finishing undergrad this year and hopefully my ...42 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 12 months ago
0If pe recruiting is done through headhunters, does networking still help?Posted this in the PE forum but didn't get any responses. Hopefully you guys can help me. I go to a school with alumni at almost every major PE firm. Going to be joining a BB after graduation (not GS/MS) as a first year banking analyst. Interested in PE after banking. Does it make sense to netwo...82 years 12 months ago
0Pretending To Be A Secret Agent: Life of a CRE Broker"I'll take the bottom take the top." "Got it." "Hopefully they're listed like the last one. If not...if you have to go door to can get tricky. Keep your phone on you and pretend to be talking on it if you have to." "That's how I got the pictures last time," I said, mim...142 years 12 months ago
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0Connecting via LinkedIn Post InterviewI recently had a phone interview with a BB it weird to send them an invitation to connect via LinkedIn? Would like to hear others thoughts....92 years 12 months ago
0Why did the chicken cross the road? Read: Why do bankers want to be bankers?Riddle me that, will you?...92 years 12 months ago
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0Company Compensation: Fidelity Investments02 years 12 months ago
0Best jobs for IB/HF/PE rejects who want to give it a shot next yearHi everyone in the WSO community, Let me start by saying I really appreciate everyone's contribution to this website. It is an invaluable tool. Knowing how valuable your time is I'll get straight to the point and keep it succinct. Like many of us here I want to get into IB and eventually HF or ...32 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: BTS Asset Management02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Onex02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Citigroup02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Citigroup02 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: Eagle Asset Management02 years 12 months ago
0QE: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced BreadQuantitative easing (QE), or the Federal Reserve’s bond buying program, has been a spectacular success. Arguably, the greatest innovation since sliced bread. Don’t believe me? I mean, if you listen to many of the experts, strategists, economists, and blogosphere pundits, the magical elix...122 years 12 months ago
0Family Office DatabaseHi I need a family office database, can anyone please help me with that. Regards Benish...112 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Brook Venture02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Brook Venture02 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Brook Venture02 years 12 months ago
0The Donald Strikes Again!A long time ago when I was young, probably 1990 or 1991, my father and I were walking around Arlington, Virginia, near Ronald Reagan National Airport (then known as Washington National Airport) when a plane flew overhead that caught my attention. "Trump", written across the side of the plane was a ...242 years 12 months ago
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0Company Compensation: MOBIS Georgia02 years 12 months ago
0How do I best prepare for an infrastructure analyst interview?Any advice is more than welcome :)...22 years 12 months ago
0Lateral from MM IBD to MM PE Let's say I work as an MM IBD analyst for a 2 years in a major southeastern city. If I don't get an MBA, how doable is getting an MM PE role? What types of firms would I be looking at? How hard would I have to network? ...42 years 12 months ago
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0August graduationSo I just graduated in early August instead of the standard May graduation date...any advice on how to go about my pursuit of an analyst position? I realize most BBs have programs that start in the summer, but I'm wondering if I were to apply, would I legitimately be considered? What other options...02 years 12 months ago
0US Open TicketsMy Bro and I want to make a day trip to NYC for the US Open. What's the best way to buy tournament tickets? We're planing on going Monday, and want to see a potential federer vs nadal match. Any thoughts? Also, what are the best value seats? I"m paying for this trip so i'm not looking spend...12 years 12 months ago
0Old Unsuccessful Online ApplicationsSo this fall I will be applying again for a summer analyst internship. With a certain bank, my online account still has 2 previously unsuccessful applications associated with it from last year. The bank has a 2 application maximum policy (per year I would assume). When I apply this fall, should I...52 years 12 months ago
02012 Grad with 1 year exp. - can I still apply for analyst program?Hi all, I graduated from college in 2012 and worked in a corporate finance related consulting role for a year. Now I would like to change to banking and wonder if I am allowed to apply for new analyst programs in the banks? I do not mind starting from the beginning, and have even considered d...12 years 12 months ago
0Centerview LAany info? I know they have century city office but is it a good office? I've never heard anything about it until my VP brought them up in passing. (deals? group? size?) thanks...12 years 12 months ago
0The Genius of Uwe Boll Assault on WallstreetThis guy Uwe Boll is a true baller. I would even say he is more of a baller than most here on Wallstreet Oasis. All of his movies are a complete failure, they score terribly, they are not profitable at all. However, this guy is able to score 3 million to 60 million bucks a year from investors, even ...42 years 12 months ago
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+2The Most Outlandish Office Politics Story, Pt 1Part 1 Haters shake my hand but I keep the sanitizer on deck – KiD CuDi As most of you have probably already come to realize, work is not just work. A lot of people aren’t fortunate enough to just show up to their job, do their work and reap the rewards for a job well done in the form of pr...202 years 12 months ago
0The 120-hour week*Posting this here because it gets a variety of people and I use this forum most. The phrase gets thrown around all the time, yet I still find it incredibly hard to believe. Having worked 80-hour weeks, I can say that working 14-hour days 6 days a week is miserable. Working 17-hour days 7 days ...502 years 12 months ago
0Bridgewater Associates Interview - "Discussion Question"I am interviewing for the Senior Investment Associate program and will be coming from a PE shop. I have about 6 years of work experience that was interrupted by and MBA. I've done my homework and I think I am comfortable with the interview style that I will encounter but I'm having trouble coming up...32 years 12 months ago
0What Should I Do During Semester Off?I just finished my summer internship at an MBB and got FT interview offers, which I delayed until next year. I delayed it from this year to next year because I needed much more time to prepare for case studies. So, I have guaranteed interviews at the MBB firm I interned at, and will be applying f...32 years 12 months ago
0Daily tasks of a power scheduler?The only information I managed to obtain from the internet was that a power scheduler “acts as the interface between the grid operators and the traders”. Do you guys have any knowledge that could be added to that generic description? I also have a few questions given my interpretation of ...32 years 12 months ago
0Company Compensation: Fidelity Investments02 years 12 months ago
0Company Interview: Fidelity Investments02 years 12 months ago
0Louis Vuitton Taps Michelle Williams Due to the Most up-to-date Advertising Advertising campaignCelebrity casting choices don’t often catch me by surprise - after all, most designer deck out their future ad girls in the brand’s wares for months before their partnerships are formally announced - but here we have Michelle Williams, starring in the ad campaign for two Fall 2013 Louis Vuitton ...12 years 12 months ago
0Company Review: Fidelity Investments02 years 12 months ago
0Networking through established retirees from BB IBD I know that college students looking to get into BB IBD typically network through current employees at the firm. I'm shortly going to meet this guy who was MD at DB in Sales for about 15 years and retired some time in the past couple years. Any suggestions for how to approach meeting him? A good fam...32 years 12 months ago
0Private Company ValuationNew task: I need to do an enterprise valuation. I was told to do so using several buckets: assets, marketing, R&D, and IP. Are these pretty standard? If so, how do you assess each? I've been told that marketing should be what is expected from current commitments, assets could be the value from no...32 years 12 months ago
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0Development Model - Mezzhey guys - ive been building development models for about a year now, but none of them ever incorporated mezz. we are working on a mezz raise for a development deal in the northeast. does anyone have a solid mezz model they can either post or pm me?...122 years 12 months ago
+2The Best of Braverman: A Monkey's ReviewI've been looking forward to writing this particular Monkey's Review for a long time. Whether you've been religiously reading Uncle Eddie's daily posts for years or are just visiting WSO for your first time today, you owe it to yourself (and your career!) to pick yourself up a copy. The Best o...132 years 12 months ago
0Interested in consulting after undergrad - Double Major ?'sI'm at a small, private university (non-target). I'm majoring in Finance and minoring in Computational Mathematics. I might be able to squeeze in enough hours for the double major, but it's obviously a huge commitment--more work and more emotionally demanding. I've got a 3.9 gpa right now. Assume my...42 years 12 months ago
0Cantor Fitzgerald Investment BankingDoes anyone have an opinion/ any information on the quality of Cantor Fitzgerald's (small) IB group? I've heard it's about 50 people nation-wide. Anybody know someone who works there, or has worked there? Please no posts about their loss in 9/11. This is covered plenty elsewhere. Thanks...33 years 3 min ago
0Harvard versus Stanford for Entertainment industryHi everybody. Which MBA program (Harvard or Stanford) would be a better choice for someone interested in the entertainment industry afterward? In particular I'm interested in movie production. I know both have alums high-up in the media world but certainly one must have a bit of an edge over t...143 years 11 min ago
0Opinions on Sterne AgeeAny opinions on Sterne Agee. It's a small, regional player (seems to be mainly focused on retail and the institutional muni market), but it seems to be growing both its research and capital markets efforts. I'm interviewing with the HY Credit Research group in NY. Exit opps? Any help would be ...13 years 14 min ago
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0Paying off the CC debtOkay, guys. I'll admit it. I used to have a cushy salary and was a bit of a big spender. Swiped the plastic, every time. Made about 75% of my balance each month and thought that was good. Then I changed jobs and went form cushy salary to borderline poverty. Was unemployed a month but couldn't get...523 years 1 hour ago
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0Company Compensation: Houlihan Lokey03 years 1 hour ago
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0Company Compensation: Houlihan Lokey03 years 1 hour ago
0Company Review: Houlihan Lokey03 years 1 hour ago
0When in China, Do as the Chinese Do: JPM Bribery ChargesWhether bribery is correct or ethical is a realm I really do not intend to enter with this short post. However, I do want to share a rather simple and yet complex thought that has enraptured me. JP Morgan has made headlines in the media world recently due to allegations that it has unfairly used ...263 years 2 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Target Corporation03 years 2 hours ago
0Company Review: Entergy03 years 2 hours ago
0Help me decide my major + minor! Top 10 undergrad business school studentWhat jobs are available for Finance + Management majors with a Comp Sci minor? I go to a top 10 undergrad business school. I was interested in double majoring in finance and computer science but credit-wise, I don't think that's possible. I'm interested in computer science as a subject but...63 years 2 hours ago
0Miley Cyrus degrades honorable iconShe did it again! Foam Finger Inventor Says Miley Cyrus 'Degraded an Honorable Icon' ...53 years 3 hours ago
0Asking Contacts to pull your Resume from the PileHey Everyone, I hope everyone is getting ready for another exciting, depressing, spirit-breaking full time recruiting cycle. When you're applying for OCR jobs, how can you use alumni contacts to at least get yourself a first interview? I obviously know that attending the events never hurt, but I ...23 years 3 hours ago
0Death by prize bondThis is what I call bad luck... rip RAWALPINDI: A 60-year-old man named Zarar died upon learning that he had won Rs1,200,000 prize bond on Tuesday, Express News reported. When told by the bank’s management that he had the winning bond he had a heart attack and died inside the bank before help ...73 years 3 hours ago
0Texas Deputy Sues 911 Caller I guess in the US legal system, everything's possible ;) Texas Deputy Sues 911 Caller For Not 'Adequately Warning' Him Of Potential Danger Or 'Making The Premises Safe'...23 years 3 hours ago
0The man who controls your beer, burger, and condiments. Really interesting article on Jorge Paulo Lemann. (Principal at 3G capital who purchased Heinz earlier this year). ...53 years 3 hours ago
0Don't piss Kim Jong-un offI guess she should've just not pissed him off... Kim Jong-un's Ex-Girlfriend 'Shot by Firing Squad'...23 years 3 hours ago
0Questions about APD/PhD resume & recruitment processI'm an engineering PhD at Stanford. 2 years out of undergrad, ~3 more to go, but I'm quite sure I don't want to pursue a research career. I hope someone can clear up these basics: 1. It seems McKinsey + BCG make up most of the PhD opportunities. Therefore it's pretty much top firms or bust? ...73 years 3 hours ago
0Company Interview: McKinsey and Co03 years 3 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Microsoft03 years 3 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Brencourt Advisors03 years 3 hours ago
0Looking for Electric Zoo 3 Day TicketsDirect message me if you have 3 day ferry passes you are looking to sell......13 years 3 hours ago
0Company Review: Target Corporation03 years 3 hours ago
0Need Help with Advanced Merger/Financial Accounting...Any Suggestions on Books or Courses?I have been working as a generalist at a firm for two years prior to my new position. The M&A deals that we conducted were very small and I had a lot of support there from older bankers at Associate and VP level. I went to a very intense, smaller boutique investment bank where we only focus on lar...13 years 4 hours ago
0Company Interview: Stout Risius Ross03 years 4 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Consolidated Trading03 years 4 hours ago
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0BIWS for PE recruiting?Anyone know how useful BIWS is for learning LBO modeling or the requisite knowledge for private equity / buy-side recruiting? My firm doesn't do really intensive modeling so I was wondering if BIWS is the most efficient way to brush up on the knowledge required for buy-side interviews. Thanks....53 years 5 hours ago
0Economist's Most Livable Cities Kind of disheartening not to see a single US city break the top ten. I really haven't been to any of the top ten except for Vancouver ( a long time ago). Some of the rankings are a little surprising to me, even though I can't see...273 years 5 hours ago
0Company Review: Kulczyk Investments03 years 6 hours ago
0Whats Driving the Euro Markets?Looking for a brief summary of whats driving the european markets. Seems to me that Spains recession easing is the biggest thing right now. Thanks....33 years 6 hours ago
0BoA Merrill Lynch vs. Credit Suisse?I'm a junior at Notre Dame interviewing for sales and trading internships at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Is there any real difference between the two firms in terms of prestige, pay, etc., or would the two programs be pretty much considered the same?...33 years 7 hours ago
0Not sure where to go from hereHey guys, Long story short: I extended my graduation by a semester in hopes of securing an SA after being unable to the previous year (for personal reasons beyond my control). Unfortunately, even after continuous networking, busting my ass meeting people,etc. I just came up short. And by just cam...43 years 7 hours ago
0Company Review: Bank of New York Mellon03 years 8 hours ago
0Company Interview: Bank of New York Mellon03 years 8 hours ago


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