Buying a business while working? Anyone ever done it?Hey guys since buying a business is kind of like a job i thought i would ask here. Has anyone tried to invest in an owner absentee type of business a few years out after working? If you're able to earn 60k plus a year, and after three years you can save around 45k for a down payment, and buy ... 281 year 11 months ago
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Company Compensation: HSBC 01 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: HSBC 01 year 11 months ago
Knopman Series 79 & 63 materials for salePM me. ... 01 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Credit Agricole 01 year 11 months ago
Company Review: Mercer 01 year 11 months ago
MercerMercer is an American global human resource and related financial services consulting firm, headquartered in New York City. Mercer is one of the largest consulting firms in the world, operating internationally in more than 40 countries with more than 19,000 employees. Mercer is a subsidiary of Marsh... 01 year 11 months ago
IB Resume CritiqueI'm graduating in December, and I'm looking to work in IB. I need to get my resume together for fall recruitment. Please provide any critiques that can help better my resume. Thank you for your help!... 61 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase 01 year 11 months ago
Acquisition Analyst at Invitation HomesHey guys whats the scoop on Invitation Homes? Can this potentially be a good opportunity to break into a big time REIT or PE? ... 41 year 11 months ago
Goldman PSI GroupHi all, I would like to learn more about Goldman's PSI group. I saw another thread that provided a great, detailed overview of the group, so in an effort not to create a redundant thread here, I outlined my specific questions below. I understand GS PSI is essentially a municipal financing IB g... 21 year 11 months ago
Company Review: UBS AG 01 year 11 months ago
If you could've gone to any undergrad college?What course at what college would you have done if it was completely up to you? my top 3: 1) Economics at Harvard 2) Economics at Stanford 3) Business at Wharton... 1021 year 11 months ago
Explanation of £3bn Royal Mail Valuation?Hi, For those of you with valuation experience, could you briefly explain the £3bn valuation of the Royal Mail IPO? The FT seems to be quoting a metric of 8x EV/EBIT. Reported EBIT (52-week adjusted) is £403m, normalised EBIT is £675m (adding back "transformation costs" and "net exceptional... 11 year 11 months ago
How long after first round to hear back?Had an on campus first round on Thursday, forgot to ask when I would hear back by. How long does it typically take? Would they contact you over the weekend? ... 11 year 11 months ago
How rich do YOU have to be to quit Wall Street???How much money would YOU personally need to quit wall street and retire? then live your dream life What is your dream amount of cash? and dont say a billion unless you really want to get up to that.... 411 year 11 months ago
Small vs Large Firms: Is Bigger Always Better? During my job search I was lucky enough to snag two offers from two very disparate firms. One was an established name brand company on the West Coast and the other was a small, unknown firm back East. After careful deliberation I decided to cast my lot with the smaller firm. I have been on the job f... 121 year 11 months ago
MBB alumni networkFor those who only worked at MBB as summer associates, is having access to the alumni network still a factor? Put another way, are there networking benefits for those who only did a summer MBA internship w/ these firms, and left for another company after graduating? ... 21 year 11 months ago
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Company Review: Mercer Capital 01 year 11 months ago
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TEXAS: MPA programOkay Longhorns I need your thoughts/opinions. I'm exploring the idea of going back to school and getting my masters in accounting and needless to say I am interested in UT's MPA program. I was wondering if any of you know exaclty how difficult it is to get into this program and what qualification... 81 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Loeb Capital Management 01 year 11 months ago
Spartan TradingProprietary trading firm... 01 year 11 months ago
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Networking with alumniRecently, I've had the chance to reach out to a number of alums, but it seems that I've been having a pretty low hit rate (only about 20% respond to cold e-mails). Is this normal in the experience of fellow WSO users? Also, a couple other questions: 1. Has anyone had success reaching out to MD... 81 year 11 months ago
CFA level 1. What's it good for?Hello, This question is more personal rather than technical about the matter. What is the program for? I know it's audience would mainly be people working as analyst, asset managers, and portfolio managers. Would CFA level 1 will help me making first steps in the industry?(will it help me to ... 41 year 11 months ago
Company Interview: Deloitte 01 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Citigroup 01 year 11 months ago
Dumbest thing you've seen an SA do?As the title says, what was the downright dumbest thing you've ever seen a SA do? ... 261 year 11 months ago
Big 4 Exit StrategyHi everyone. I've been a big 4 auditor in the asset management department for nearly 2 years now and it sucks. I'm going to be honest and say that I hadn't really done my homework and thought seriously about what I wanted to do with my life and I took the job to start paying off massive studen... 61 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Barclays Capital 01 year 11 months ago
Company Review: Barclays Capital 01 year 11 months ago
Company Interview: Danske Bank 01 year 11 months ago
Have not heard back from Superday in NYC?So I finished an interview in the middle of last week for a BB. The role is for an experienced FT position. I was the only one there interviewing for the position. I know most people say it takes 1-3 days tops to hear back, but was just curious if anyone has had offers after waiting more than a week... 31 year 11 months ago
Danske BankDanske Bank is a Danish bank. The name literally means "Danish Bank". It was founded 5 October 1871 as Den Danske Landmandsbank, Hypothek- og Vexelbank i Kjøbenhavn (The Danish Farmers' Bank, Mortgage and Exchange Bank of Copenhagen). Danske Bank is organised in three business units – Personal Ba... 01 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: Blackstone Group 01 year 11 months ago
More classics from resumes/cover lettersWe're digging through resumes for summer analysts again. Thought everyone might enjoy or benefit from a few of the real gems (all emphasis mine): "Objective: To obtain an internship in the field of financial services to utilize my VAST analytical and quantitative skills." The kid's a sophomo... 1881 year 11 months ago
Looking for Dutch Students who want to promote WSO: Become a Dutch campus rep!This is a message for all students in the Netherlands. We are currently looking for some Dutch students who would like to represent WSO on the Dutch universities. This is all part of the "WSO expansions" which is currently running. To give you a little information: Reps can qualify for all ... 01 year 11 months ago
Introducing WSO's "Crazy Monkey" DealsSo I just decided today that I am going to run an experiment. I've been approached by a huge range of fashion companies, financial products and services, etc - some have bought ads on WSO, some have had success, others have not. Some give great deals, others not so the ones that do of... 81 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase 01 year 11 months ago
Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers 01 year 11 months ago
E&P research interviewhave an exploration and production equity research interview coming up with a couple associates and the head of research....thoughts on how to prepare / questions i should ask / thoughts on the current energy industry? ... 01 year 11 months ago
Good questions to ask HF senior levels for informational interviewAny thoughtful questions would be greatly appreciated. I know it varies from fund to fund because they each focus on different things, and have different strategies. Thanks, I'd really appreciate the help.... 01 year 11 months ago
Company Interview: National Bank Financial Group 01 year 11 months ago
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Company Interview: Pacific Investment Management Company PIMCO 01 year 11 months ago
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Bag for Internship?Hey everybody, I'm going to start my internship soon at a boutique investment bank soon. I have never worked in a professional atmosphere before, so sorry in advance for this dumb question. I googled for some help but couldn't really find much on the topic. What kind of "bag" do guys bring to ... 81 year 11 months ago
Good groups at Goldman Sachs other than TMT/FIGObviously, GS's top two groups are TMT/FIG. What are its other strong groups? What are groups to stay away from? I realize that Goldman has been discussed ad nauseum on WSO, but there isn't too much consistent info on which of the other groups are strong. I'm primarily concerned about deal flow/exit... 131 year 11 months ago
Need Internship Advice !What's up everyone? I one day wish on becoming an investment banker for a firm in Wall Street. I just finished my freshmen year at college and really want an internship. Although the chances of me getting one this far into summer break are slim I definitely want one next summer. What should I begin ... 131 year 11 months ago
PWM/Asset Management ResumeHey everyone, Can you please critique the attached CV? It is not mine, but from someone who wants to enter PWM or Asset Management and wants some feedback on the CV the person intends to send out to various places. Thanks in advance!... 71 year 11 months ago
Putting homebrewing under interestsI enjoy homebrewing with a couple friends of mine. I am trying to make my otherwise mediocre resume stand out and have something to possibly talk about in an interview. Will it make me look like a) a hipster douche b) trying too hard c) unprofessional? Thanks... 241 year 11 months ago
Summary in Resume?I went to a resume workshop at my school and the guy told me I should put a summary in my resume under my name/contact info and above the education section. He reccomended 2-5 lines. Is this something I should do and if so what would I want to put there? I'm a Junior currently... 81 year 11 months ago
Haas is in M7, CBS is out! Why is CBS ranked below Haas? ... 151 year 11 months ago
Hank Paulson Interview and New Documentary"Hank Paulson admits 'second thoughts about a lot of things' from financial crisis" Paulson states that he regrets the way he explained the "bail outs." Maybe it should have called it a "financial rescue" or "lender of last resort" type of function. Paulson also states that he believes tha... 01 year 11 months ago
Your thoughts on three popular Modeling Courses offeredGood Afternoon, I am hoping you guys can shed some light on which program I should do. I have been researching self-paced as well as instructor based modeling courses and I have narrowed it down to the following three; - TTS -IBtraining (Investment Banking Institute) -AnalystExchange -I... 121 year 11 months ago
Company Review: Citigroup 01 year 11 months ago
Interview with HRI had an phone screening with HR today I know that it doesn't do any good to think about it afterwards, but, out of curiosity, are there any signs that HR might give if they think that you are a potential candidate? ... 01 year 11 months ago
Anyone heard of or work for HFP Capital Markets?I saw one post on here talking about them but not much was mentioned. I have been looking for a job as a recent graduate for 2 months now and haven't been lucky at all. I got a call from HFP today asking me a few questions and they set up a 1 on 1 interview with me next week. Their websit... 81 year 11 months ago
Looking indirectly into the camera with body turned appropriate for a LinkedIn pic?Bodybuilders often turn their hips perpendicular to the camera and twist so that their shoulders are parallel to the camera. This makes their hips and waist look smaller while making their shoulders look wider. Also looking indirectly into the camera, showing primarily the left side of the face... 51 year 11 months ago
Why companies go private?What is the main reason for a company to go private? For example BlackBerry. What exactly going private will change in the business, and how it will help the company to do better? I see it as there will be the same sales, margins, same cash burn, same everything but the ownership. I also don't un... 71 year 11 months ago
56 year old man spent the last 12 years searching for rich wifeRobert Darling makes weekly trips from NJ to Manhattan to find wife with net worth of at least $750,000. So far he has had one date. 61 year 11 months ago
Company Interview: Lincoln International 01 year 11 months ago
Recent Finance graduate, need all your expertise on consulting resumeHey guys, Im a recent graduate in Finance major trying to break into consulting. I need to get my resume evaluated for the upcoming fall hiring session so please feel free to bash it, crap on it (with hearts) and rip it apart. Thank you all for your constructive insults ahead.... 51 year 11 months ago
Barclays IBD ACHave one coming up in London and was wondering if anyone had experiences of the process? More generally, any experiences from people at/who have interviewed with Barclays as well would be great.... 21 year 11 months ago
Lets Talk TempingSo, much like the post on the front page, I'm living the nightmare. Graduated in May '13, non-target state school, finance major/philosophy minor, mediocre gpa, one internship at a boutique financial advisory firm. I've done pretty well in the few interviews that I have gotten, but getting those int... 111 year 11 months ago
Dare to solve this puzzleI looked into this for an hour or so. Any suggestions?... 81 year 11 months ago
Interviewing at Houlihan Corp Fin- Permanent HELPHey everyone can anyone give me some feedback on houlihan corporate finance permanent interview preparation. all feedback and insights are welcome. Thanks... 01 year 11 months ago