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0Best school/path to break into ER or AM in California?I've asked a similar question before and got some good results, but I also want to throw in some variables. I've been looking at USC and Berkeley mainly, but what about UCLA for business econ? I'm an undergraduate about to start applying to schools. Would UCLA's program be good for it, or would I wa...12 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Five Rings Capital LLC02 years 10 months ago
0Big Ben02 years 10 months ago
0Breaking Into I-Banking (Analyst Position)Hey i recently graduated from Concordia - Montreal (Dec.2012) and i have national and international experience in sales, project management, and an internship in asset management in the middle east. i currently work for Imp. tob. in montreal and as an settlement and financial reporting ana...02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: The Camden Group02 years 10 months ago
0Goldman CRMA vs. IBD at NomuraI recently went through the recruiting process at my school and received 2 offers, one for Goldman CRMA and one for IBD at Nomura. Which one should I take if the ultimate goal is banking or S&T at a BB? I'm also "on-hold" for BAML. Should I continue to pursue that? Thanks so much for your input!...252 years 10 months ago
0Green Street Advisors - Consulting AssociateHello All, Is anyone familiar at all with the CA role at Green Street Advisors? How about the firm in general? I've done a search on WSO and there are few hits, but the little info I did glean says that GSA has a pretty strong reputation and should set one up nicely for an exit to REPE/REITs....32 years 10 months ago
0Family Office vs. Hedge FundIt seems that family offices are increasingly investing directly in the public markets. I'm curious to get people's take on working as an equity analyst at a family office vs. a hedge fund in terms of comp, prestige, autonomy, etc....402 years 10 months ago
0Making a switch from Prop to Physical Trading?Background info: I am based out of Chicago willing to move just about anywhere. I clerked for a year and a half and have ran my own book for about a year now. I'm still young at 24 years old and I am looking at some input on where to start. I've read the other topics relating to physical on this...02 years 10 months ago
0IBD in China?* Tip: foreign investment banks could only do A share business in the form of joint venture. Hi Monkeys, I was lucky to receive a joint venture IBD offer (think MS/JPM/UBS), but I recently got a top equity research offer from a local firm (think Citic/CICC/SWS). IBD exit ops in China aren't...82 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Harris Williams & Co.02 years 10 months ago
0Trading From Home For a Living?I'm a 20-year-old undergrad Senior. I've been trading for 3-4 years and make consistent above-market returns. I'm interning right now, so I'm mostly swing trading. But I'm still beating the market doing that. I mostly swing and day trade equities, sometimes hedge with options and use options for vol...322 years 10 months ago
0Looking for an ER/Company report -NFLXCould someone please help me out with a report (ER/Consulting/Strategy) on Netflix? Does anyone have experience interviewing with Netflix (Strategy/Finance positions)?...02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: KPMG02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP02 years 10 months ago
0Looking for new roommates for our flat in LondonHey guys, Just wanted to drop a message here to see if there was any interest from newly minted London-based bankers who are still looking for a place to live before they start their new gigs in September / or just anybody looking to move within London. You can see more photos/details of the plac...02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Ernst & Young LLP02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Societe Generale02 years 10 months ago
0How are Fall/Spring Internships Looked Upon?I have decided to pursue a 3 month spring internship in the IBD at a local boutique during sophomore year. First off, is it possible to receive such an internship 1.5 years into college? How do BBs regard spring internships in lieu of summer internships? For my sophomore summer, I'm planning o...42 years 10 months ago
0Please Review My Resume and Cover Letter I am an engineer transitioning into finance. I aspire to be a power trader one day. I am currently pursing my MBA in Energy Finance/Trading. Please Help...72 years 10 months ago
0Ugly AmericansJust finished Ugly Americans last night. Any old school traders (i.e Eddie) around to comfirm whether the John Malcom is Mike Lerch, and Dean Carney is Richard Tavos. Thanks....12 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Macquarie Securities Group02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Macquarie Securities Group02 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: KPMG02 years 10 months ago
0Let's see Paul Allen's02 years 10 months ago
0McDonalds02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Macquarie Securities Group02 years 10 months ago
0How is UT Austin - McCombs School of Business placement outside of Texas?Hey everyone, I was wondering how was company placement prospects outside of Texas? Having previously interned in the major cities (Houston/Dallas/Austin) I am looking for a different experience outside of Texas. I am currently an rising junior accounting major in McCombs so I am either aimin...52 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: HIG Capital02 years 10 months ago
0new hire salary negotiationHello all, I just completed an internship at a company and was offered a full time position. I received what I believe is a standard hire package ($75k + signing bonus) but I want to know if it is prudent to negotiate a higher salary. Any advice would be appreciated. -- Thank you all f...132 years 10 months ago
0Good luck tomorrow CFAersWhatever happens ill raise a glass to you! ...12 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Adams Street Partners02 years 10 months ago
043 year old Wall Street Titation beats up a 13 year old blacklol j/p in all seriousness a 43 year old man beats up a 13 year old kid bc he beat him in a game of black ops lol ok to make this more funnier suppose the 46 year old man is a Goldman Sachs partner and the boy is trader from an elite middle school who just made GS lose on a trade begin: ...122 years 10 months ago
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0Company Compensation: American International Group02 years 10 months ago
0Private Banking/Asset Management in London?Hello, I'm a graduating senior at a US target school, and I'm interested in learning more about private banking/AM opportunities in London... noticed that most of the firms I am applying to have deadlines coming up in a week or two, but do firms such as Barclay's, JP Morgan, GS, etc hire on a r...42 years 10 months ago
+1WSO Fantasy FootballAnyone interested in getting a league going? Possibly on yahoo. The season will be here before you know it, thank god...272 years 10 months ago
0Appropriate Majors Are there specific majors that could give someone the best tools to break into IBD, PE, and/or HF careers? I personally am planning on majoring in Econ and Poly Sci; any and all advice is helpful thanks. ...82 years 10 months ago
0Scheduling informational interviews, trying to get more than 1 in a dayHi, So I'm going to Chicago next week and am scheduling a few informational interviews. I use a brief, pretty standard message saying what days I am available and that I would be thankful for any time they can give me. So far I have 2 coffee "dates" set up with people each around lunch time ...02 years 10 months ago
0Masters at London School of EconomicsHi everyone, I am wondering if its worth doing a Masters in Accounting and Finance at LSE after doing a bachelors in exactly the same subject (A&F) at a non-target uni. I have got an offer for this course but am not sure if I should take it. The only reason I can think of for taking the offer is ...222 years 10 months ago
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0MS Finance or MBA for me? Which one from where?so my background is I came from a school like Villanova, BU, Fairfield, PSU, majored in a liberal art but minored in economics. Since my graduation, I did have a 6 month stint at a prop shop trading firm but left. Other than that, I have no finance work experience, tho I do have a digital media inte...52 years 10 months ago
0Current Events to Know for Informal/Formal InterviewsHi Monkeys, As the summer starts to wind I am starting to brush up on finance related current events. Ideally I would use these as talking points during informal interviews and be able to talk intelligently about them in formal interview settings. My question is what major financial news I should...32 years 10 months ago
02013 FT Roommate ThreadI came across a similar thread from a few years ago and as I am looking for a roommate/roommates for full time I thought this may be useful. If you are still looking, it'd be helpful to share the following information: City: NYC Preferred Areas: Midtown (east, west), Murray Hill, Gramercy, over...712 years 10 months ago
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0Am I Adolf Hitler?So, I met this girl last night--she's unbelievably hot. Perfect body, great features. She's also super well educated and from a rich family (dad bought her a house in Old Towne Alexandria, VA). She and I hit it off really well. She's basically perfect except for the fact that she is gapped toothed a...462 years 10 months ago
0Today is my BirthdayWow. I had so many friends in high school. Major jock. sports captain. Got into a semi-target from a title I hs. Hs friends ended up dead, in jail, or bagging groceries. Didnt know how to make friends in college. Made it out with a few. Onei remembered my birthday. No one else has. I had to severel...212 years 10 months ago
+1George Zimmerman: Not GuiltyThoughts?...1632 years 10 months ago
0Low Undergraduate GPA - MilitaryI am in the military and was accepted into a 10-15 ranked MBA program. I had to defer admission and will start the fall of 2014. For the last 4+ I have been an officer in the Marine Corps. My undergrad was at a very good but very unique school. My gpa at said school was very low (2.6). My GMAT is a...132 years 10 months ago
0Wall Street Mentors - Return of the WebinarFellow monkeys, Wall Street Mentors is coming back with a vengeance. And that means the return of regular webinars. We had our first one on the the transition from banking to private equity on July 15th and our second one on July 29th "The Secrets of Breaking into S&T" We want to make the...02 years 10 months ago
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0ER from undergrad?I'm a rising junior at a top target, and I'm considering a range of different areas of finance. ER appeals to me because of the analytical component, the quantitative component, the ability to interact with management (I think this is right? Please correct me if I'm wrong!) and the culture of the di...82 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Macquarie Capital02 years 10 months ago
0Bill Murray02 years 10 months ago
0Anyone here have experience working in boutique PWM?Hi all, I recently accepted a position at a boutique PWM firm (about 6-7 employees). The firm predominantly deals with UHNWI that are entrepreneurs (usually tech), and most clients are under the radar and humble. My question is, can anyone who has experience in working full-time at a boutique...02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Societe Generale02 years 10 months ago
0Energy background - UCLA Anderson MBAI work in corp fin at a well known oil company (not Chevron) and was wondering what kind of options I would have if I decided to apply and get accepted into UCLA? I want to do IB afterwards and am indifferent to coming back to Texas or staying in SoCal. I know if I were certain on living in Texa...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Siemens02 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants02 years 10 months ago
0Blackstone - International Movement?How flexible are BX to moving their analysts / associates around their international offices? Does it ever happen? Particularly interested in their Advisory group...22 years 10 months ago
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0Undergraduate: Ivy League vs. 2nd TierI want to work in investment banking or trading after college. Would it be better to go to an Ivy League school, we'll say Dartmouth, and get a good GPA (3.7-3.8) or to go to a 2nd tier school (for example, Notre Dame) that has an undergraduate business program and get close to a 4.0 GPA? Obviousl...442 years 10 months ago
0Alternatives to T3 Trading?Hey guys I recently received an offer from T3 Trading and I wanted to know if you guys had any other recommendations for other firm's I can apply for to get back into trading. I came from Trillium Trading doing pure Equity Prop trading based on a technical analysis background and would like to know ...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: Blackmore Partners02 years 10 months ago
0Making the most out of my 6 month IB internshipHi, I started my 6 month internship a couple weeks ago and I would like to make the most out of it. I'm in IB FX Derivs prod. control. I've spoken to a few people that told me they went directly from a 6 month internship to getting a full time offer right afterwords. They didn't have to do a typi...62 years 10 months ago
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0Company Interview: Fidelity Investments02 years 10 months ago
0How Old is Old?By what age would you expect to have "made it" in the industry i.e. MD in banking, Partner in PE/VC, etc.? And I don't mean being a millionaire but achieved a well-established leadership position in your given profession. The age at which you are not going to try to "break" into something or the...122 years 10 months ago
0Clooney rebukes Loeb Thoughts from the peanut gallery?...132 years 10 months ago
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0Company Interview: AlixPartners02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Booz Allen Hamilton02 years 10 months ago
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0Company Interview: McKinsey and Co02 years 10 months ago
0And You Think the NYC Subway Is Bad?Oh. My. God. Big hat tip to Adam Taylor over at Business Insider for finding this...well...train wreck. A good buddy of mine lives in Beijing and has confirmed to me on numerous occasions that it is, in fact, the worst place on Earth to live. New York subways got nothing on this nonsense. As bad as ...642 years 10 months ago
0Any Suggestions for Proprietary TradingHey guys I recently received an offer from T3 Trading and I wanted to know if you guys had any other recommendations for other firm's I can apply for to get back into trading. I came from Trillium Trading doing pure Equity Prop trading based on a technical analysis background and would like to know ...12 years 10 months ago
0Complex Deal StructuringIn the current economic climate, with cash being very tight in a lot of companies (at least in most real sectors, outside of Apple and that lot) there are incentives to put together creative deals. So rather than plain vanilla cash acquisitions, the term sheets are seeing a lot of earn-outs, stepped...52 years 10 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch02 years 10 months ago
0Credit / Equity / [Insert Product Here] Strategy ResearchHi all- I've seen a few roles working in strategy research groups at BB banks. For example, equity strategy, credit strategy, FX strategy. Could anyone opine on the exit opportunities from these roles? Theoretically, I'd assume that you'd get a solid modelling background, understand the market...22 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Citigroup02 years 10 months ago
0Much needed dress shoe advice...Please help!While I still have a full term of school left before I begin a career in consulting, I am currently in the market for my first pair of dress shoes and am having difficulty deciding on a brand/color. Thus far, I have limited my choices down to Alden, Church's, and Ferragamo. I'd love a pair of Lobb's...52 years 10 months ago
0How do you learn about finance (non-academic parts)?Most of the stuff on this site I really do not understand. I get what a hedge fund is, for example. Or basic finance principles. But all the other stuff such as what a certain job does, what work actually entails, and all about specifics and how companies run I have no clue about. How much of thi...142 years 10 months ago
0Company Review: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers02 years 10 months ago
0Company Interview: Jane Street Capital02 years 10 months ago
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0Anyone know the exact reason why OTCBB and Pink Sheets can't be traded by HF's/Prop firms?I know a good deal about trading/exchanges and how OTCBB/Pink Sheets are widely manipulated as well as lacking in information when it comes to financial statements etc. But is this the only reason why these exchanges cannot be traded by HF's/Prop firms or is there another reason like the routing tec...32 years 10 months ago
0Business school my only option?I have a 3.4 GPA from a top 50 school, and I'm waiting for my CFA Level 3 results. I have 2.5 years experience at a boutique investment firm but it was too small to get anywhere. Now I'm a credit analyst at a small bank. I made that switch 6 months ago so I could at least say I was analyzing individ...142 years 10 months ago
0Chances of UK internships? Any UK users here?>going in to penultimate year of uni >complete non-target uni (couldn't afford to leave home) >done very well academically both at uni (scholarship + award) and school >no meaningful extracurriculars + nothing special work experience 1. I know my chances are very slim, but will my lack of extr...42 years 10 months ago
0Bain West Coast Private Equity ExperienceI know that Bain does significantly more private equity/ fund advisory work than the rest of MBB, and was just wondering if anyone knew about how much private equity consulting experience you would typically get as an associate consultant out of undergrad. Thanks guys....72 years 11 months ago
0Alumni getting in on FT recruiting?Would it be possible for someone who graduated a year ago (and now has a year's worth of work experience in a somewhat related field) apply through FT recruiting and potentially get picked up for this year's incoming class? Or would it be too late? ...12 years 11 months ago
0Find the Weakness in this Forex SystemHello, I'm a student at Columbia. Been studying forex for a couple years. A while back while I brainstormed a trading strategy and so far I can't find its weakness. However I don't have the time to create a program to test it. So at the risk of giving away a winner, I'd like to describe it here so ...62 years 11 months ago
0Company Compensation: Goldman Sachs02 years 11 months ago
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0Commodity trading companyWhat profitable investments could a commodity trading company make with minimal risk?...52 years 11 months ago
0Crowd Funding for Equity Solutions Series #8: Regulation A Versus Regulation DBy David Drake Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) to encourage funding of small business by easing various securities regulations. Among other provisions, the JOBS Act raises the small business exemption under Regulation A from $ 5 million to $50 million (creating ...02 years 11 months ago
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0Converting contacts into interviewsI have a really easy time making contacts and getting general information from them, but how do I convert that into actual interviews. I hear a lot about people who network and their contacts set them up with interviews. For example, lets say there is a firm that I want to work at. How could I st...42 years 11 months ago
0Should I put my ACT score on my resume for investment banking?Here are my scores: ACT Composite: 32/36 ACT Superscore: 33/36 SAT Math Level II: 800/800 Do you think that these score are good enough to put on a resume for applying to junior summer internship programs? If so, which score(s) should I put? Thanks!...62 years 11 months ago
0Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Associate InterviewHi, I have an upcoming 1st round Associate level full-time interview at Goldman Sachs coming up next week. The interview invite was extended to me outside of the normal on campus recruiting process through a referral from an Associate that I reached out to during the summer for an informational. ...32 years 11 months ago
0Interview w ADHDHas anyone faced problems/discrimination over hiring with ADHD, especially when declaring a prescription during drug testing? ...22 years 11 months ago


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