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0I-Banking and college majorHi I will be a freshman at Cornell next fall 2010. currently, I'm thinking about double majoring in econ (for I-banking obviously) and math (just in case the economy is still shitty). For I-banking or any jobs in the finance sector, does the major at the college matter that much as long as it ...93 years 1 month ago
0JPM Credit RiskAnalyst salary/hours/exit opps in credit risk? Many thanks in advance....73 years 1 month ago
0What kind of job should I be looking for out of college?Hey guys let me just say that I am a big fan of this forum and have been looking at it for months now and finally decided to make a post. All of your posts really help and I've learned a lot from it. Anyhow, I am stressing about my career already lol and I literally just graduated in May. I have a m...73 years 1 month ago
0Citi Investment Banking "final round" superday in december?I got invited to have a "final round" interview for the investment banking summer analyst program at Citi Institutional Clients Group in the middle of december. Isnt this too early to be a final round interview at super day?...103 years 1 month ago
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0S&P 500 P/E Valuation 1. Has Quantitative Easing and Operation Twist affected the P/E valuation of the S&P 500? 2. If so, what would be a way to take (QE & OT) away to make the S&P 500 P/E on a true relative basis from previous years? 3. It's the general assumption that the QEs have driven the stock market higher, ...23 years 1 month ago
0Testing the [HOT] Job Market Waters - Through Your OpinionHope everyone had a good weekend. I am currently a second year analyst at a RE PE shop, and while I'm pretty happy in my current role, was contemplating testing the waters after the bonuses come in. The main reason is that it appears jobs are coming back, and this might be a good opportunity to ...13 years 1 month ago
0Thoughts on interviewI recently had a phone interview with an IBD of a BB for an internship. It lasted 30 minutes exactly. First, the guy introduced himself and then asked me to introduce myself. I told him my story, maybe a 3 minute response. Told him about my most recent internship in ER.. then he went straight into s...43 years 1 month ago
0Company Review: Deutsche Bank03 years 1 month ago
0Miami University (OH) chances? Hey everyone, it's my first post on the site and I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say. I will be attending Miami University (OH) this coming fall, and I am wondering what my chances of breaking into banking are? I realize Farmer is not exactly a "target", but is it considered a semi-ta...103 years 1 month ago
0Semi target chances for management and human capital consulting internshipsHey monkeys, I posted my old version of my resume a few days ago and got some good feedback on the format. I've made a lot of changes and haven't gotten a chance to get any feedback yet. Any advice and criticism would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, do I have a chance at some of the ...03 years 1 month ago
0Fortune: "Trader turns $1,500 to $1 million in 3 years" years 1 month ago
0What technical certifications are recognized for consulting?Are there any certifications or hard skills that I should learn over the summer that will help me standout during consulting recruiting? ex: csc, excel, vba...33 years 1 month ago
0Pre-Application, eng to PE, can't decide if I should take this PE internshipI don't want to write out my whole life story so I'm just gonna summarize a bit. Graduated in 2010 from generic public uni, engineering and econ majors, 3.0 GPA. Worked a generic job at a 401k recordkeeper and another at an engineering software distributor before finally landing a position as an e...83 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Wells Fargo and Company03 years 1 month ago
0GS PWM interview questionsHas anyone interviewed for Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management division?? Mine is in this coming week, getting nervous about the chance of being asked any technical questions...53 years 1 month ago
0Portfolio Manager Assistant --> M&AHi all, I'm about to start an internship in a private bank (Asset Management division) and was wondering about the possibility to break into M&A (summer intern) after this internship? Do I have to do a Master's degree first? Thanks!...03 years 1 month ago
0Part-time M&A internship - Hong KongHi all, I am going to study (undergrad) in HK for a semester and I'd like to spend my extra time (approx. 2 days/w) working in M&A as an intern. Have you ever heard of M&A part-time jobs/internhips in HK ? NB : I'm not a chinese citizen/Mandarin speaker. Thanks. ...03 years 1 month ago
0Do PWM groups at BB use Bloomberg terminals?I know it probably depends, but does lets say UBS PWM groups use them?...53 years 1 month ago
0Questions From A Novice1. What advantages do hedge funds have over the average accredited investor? 2. What is the typical career path for finding a job at a hedge fund? I may want to go to business school. Is that the typical route? What is the salary like for a hedge fund analyst right out of college? Without s...13 years 1 month ago
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0What happens when a banker meets football coachThis: ...03 years 1 month ago
0Asking for a raiseHas any experienced professional (not at an ibank where I'd imagine this is out of the question) had any success asking for a raise? Figured the appropriate forum would be immediately after getting your review/numbers. If you've succeeded, how did you phrase your delivery? ...63 years 1 month ago
0Finance in PhillyI want to make the move out to philly to work after graduation, but I have no particular professional connections out there. I was wondering what finance in philly is mostly biased towards (trading, research, economics, etc.) and how competitive it is relative to Chicago, NYC, Boston, etc. any i...593 years 1 month ago
+1Resetting The Clock: Pros/Cons of Being a 1st Year IBD Again Had a question for all the PE guys here. I'm a 2nd year Capital Markets Banker at a 2nd Tier BB with an offer to stay on for a third year. If my goal is to go to PE, and I wanted to lateral to a Tier 1 bank in a top M&A / TMT / Industrials / Healthcare group to give myself the best chance of success...43 years 1 month ago
0Is Trading worth it?From a purely monetary perspective, is trading worth it compared to IBD? Especially after regulation like the Volcker Rule and Basel III and the continued rise of electronic trading. Also, with IBD, you have solid exit opportunities in the form of PE and HF. On a side note, I am also under th...113 years 1 month ago
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0Barclays Capital Generation Next Sophomore Programs (Diversity Question)Hey quick question I am finishing up with applying for Barclays' GNSP and I was wondering since it is aimed for targeting underrepresented minorities. Am I screwed because I am a Caucasian male? When disclosing race should I choose the option to not disclose my ethnic background? Thanks I really app...333 years 1 month ago
0Senior banker referral to a regional office?Could a senior banker help you get a SA IBD interview at a different office at the firm? For example, if a Jeffries NYC IBD director likes me, could help me get an interview in the Houston office, even if my school has 0 alumni presence in Houston?...33 years 1 month ago
0PE Outreach Email to Industry ProfessionalsHello all, How would you structure a quick outreach email to the CEO of a company your firm would like to engage? This is for a school project if that helps. The professor was purposely vague, and just said "create an outreach email for the CEO of the company". Thanks in advance....33 years 1 month ago
0"Affluenza" Drunk Driving Teenpreftige?...163 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Highbridge Capital Management03 years 1 month ago
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0Goldman's New Policy and ReligionAs a student gunning for an investment banking position at a bulge bracket bank, Goldman specifically, I am curious as to how those of us with religious beliefs can best take advantage of the new Goldman analyst hours policy, specifically part about not being in the office from 9pm Friday, until 9am...93 years 1 month ago
0Red Pill or Blue Pill?The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are pop culture symbols representing the choice between embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red) and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) .Which pill do you take? Do you accept reality or are you currently in illusion, refusing to acc...323 years 1 month ago
0My job is like WorkaholicsSo...yea reflecting back on one of my internships at an insurance firm 2 years ago. Me and two of my roommates landed cold calling internships called "recruiting interns" we essentailly had to cold call constantly and schedule meetings for a financial advisor. We had no supervisor and pretty much ...83 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: The Tudor Group03 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: The Tudor Group03 years 1 month ago
0What companies are the peers of BlackRock? Who are BlackRock's peers and what companies are a tier above, and below them in terms of AUM/prestige/compensation etc. What would be the comp starting from Analyst to Associate to VP? And, what would be an Associates or VP's typical Exit Opps? Thanks!...63 years 1 month ago
0Company Review: The Tudor Group03 years 1 month ago
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0Company Compensation: Bennett Thrasher03 years 1 month ago
0Company Review: Presidents Choice Financial03 years 1 month ago
0Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP03 years 1 month ago
0ECM & Equity Derivatives HelpGuys, I've got my last round of interviews at an IB shop in their ECM group for an Analyst position. They're about 20 people total split like 12ECM/8EqD. Out of the 5 total people I've met, Only 1 of them was primarily focused on Derivatives...Keep in mind both groups have the same head so th...23 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Morgan Stanley03 years 1 month ago
0Presentation to get hired - urgent advice needed!Hello, I am currently preparing a presentation which gives an overview of myself and why certain bank managers should hire me for an appropriate position, even at entry level. The issue is that I have no previous banking experience previously and have learnt about Finance/Banking at college (...13 years 1 month ago
+1So, Who Went Shopping On Thanksgiving?There was quite a bit of furor against a number of retailers last week, especially online. One particularly searing campaign mimicked a Black Friday Sale poster to read: “50% Off: Materialism! Consumerism! Plus, get an additional 10% on our Special Offer: The Things You Own, Owning You!” ...863 years 1 month ago
0Company Review: Deloitte03 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs03 years 1 month ago
0Good US MsF Programs for Breaking In in Canada?Graduating from a non-target in the US this summer or next fall, finance major, no relevant experience, got interested in the industry only recently and after asking some WSO users for advice thought I'd apply to MsF programs as a plan B if I don't land any internship this summer. I'm not a US ci...223 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Deloitte03 years 1 month ago
0Fixed Income portfolio analyst job offer...need advice ASAPhello all, I received an offer for a fixed income portfolio analyst at one of the larger commercial banks. The pay is much lower than I thought though, at $42.5k. This realy seems like a lowball offer but Im not really to sure and im kinda worried. Would you guys take this job offer? Is the lowis...33 years 1 month ago
0Updated: Superday last Friday with MM in NYC, should I follow up?So I got a call back for another round of interview to meet more "officers". I guess this makes sense now since I never met any MDs on my second round. Is this common? Any advice? Thanks. ======= Hi All, I had superday on Friday, was told should have a result within a week or so. I know...463 years 1 month ago
0Recruiting advice no one told you (David Rogier in Better Humans)03 years 1 month ago
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0Company Interview: Citigroup03 years 1 month ago
0Negotiating higher base for entry S&T role?Hi all, Have thoroughly researched the site and essentially everything I can find on web regarding 1st year comp for S&T at the BBs. So with that in mind, if one felt that the initial base offer was a little bit light (all other things sounded as expected), a two part question: A. Is there an...53 years 1 month ago
0Goldman Sachs, AIMS Client Portfolio Solutions GroupCan anyone shed some light on this group? The position is located in Salt Lake City. Is this for sure a back office/middle office role? I appreciate any insight. Thanks in advance....43 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Wells Fargo and Company03 years 1 month ago
0where to learn technical analysisHi, Any good books/forums to learn technical analysis? ...13 years 1 month ago
0MS Finance Admission Decision Late?deleted comment...13 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Credit Suisse03 years 1 month ago
0Company Review: Wells Fargo and Company03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Credit Suisse03 years 1 month ago
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0Help needed with Big 4 Risk Advisory senior associate salaries in NYCHey everyone! Just wondering if you can provide some insight. What are the current salary ranges for Senior Associates (s1-S3) in Big 4 Risk Advisory (i.e. internal audit, SOX compliance, etc.) in NYC? What about signing bonuses? It appears that in the US, the salaries don't vary all that much in ...13 years 1 month ago
0Equity Research Spring Internships?I go to a non-target school in NYC and this spring will have considerable free time (3 days of no classes). I am very torn between Ibanking and ER and am hoping to intern doing ER work this spring to help me decide. The only problem is it seems like there is little need for ER interns, especially...13 years 1 month ago
0Fired for disclosing my own salary to publicHi guys, I am from Hong Kong. I got fired today without notice for disclosing my own salary on a public internet forum. I was a temporary employee and at this incident, the main discussion I made on the forum is whether I should go to the interview of another job I received invitation from and was m...113 years 1 month ago
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0Emailing interviewer for updateI had my two first round phone interviews for BAML HK S&T SA a week ago. They said I should expect to hear back in around a week, so obviously the anxiousness around now is pretty high. I'm not planning on anything yet but, say, if I don't hear back in another 3-4 days, do you think it would be wise...23 years 1 month ago
0Desks that have longest survivability / ability to adapt?Hello all - in your opinion, what S&T desks have the greatest ability to stave off automation from eliminating the need for substantial human intervention, and which have the most flexibility to adapt to change? Why? Obviously complicated or OTC products are going to need some kind of human touc...43 years 1 month ago
0Advice for entering investment bankingHi everyone. I'm from Europe, and I am on my 3rd year on my bachelor in economics and mathematics. This means I've had all the math courses which engineers, mathematicians etc. have. This semester I have finance which I really like, compared to any other courses in my study program. I made some r...03 years 1 month ago
0Development Question: Which specific type of investment is the type that is easiest to finance + tackled by a lean shop?My vote is build to suit, single tenant credit tenants with NNN leases: Pros: - They don't have as many moving pieces development-wise. - Banks like them because with a credit tenant and NNN lease it is seen as almost as stable as a bond; - Sophisticated parties on all sides of the transa...23 years 1 month ago
0Presentation to get Hired tomorrow - your advice needed!Hello, I am currently preparing a presentation which gives an overview of myself and why certain bank managers should hire me for an appropriate position, even at entry level. The issue is that I have no previous banking experience previously and have learnt about Finance/Banking at college (...13 years 1 month ago
0Six Sigma in the finance world?I'm studying for level 1 of the CFA and the majority of the statistical concepts Ive seen so far are covered in six sigma training. Just curious as to whether six sigma knowledge is recognized or valued at all in the investment world. Would it mean anything to an AM employer to see six sigma bla...33 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: BMO Capital Markets03 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: BMO Capital Markets03 years 1 month ago
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+7"Where will the Finance Industry be in a decade?" This is the first in a series of posts where i'll be answering questions that came in via PM [quote=45c345]1) Where do you think the finance industry will be in a decade?[/quote]In general, I think we are going to see increased regulation across the board and the bar to enter the industry will be...503 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs03 years 1 month ago
0Question about GMAT and GREQuick question about GMAT and GRE. On my resume I have my first line which reads: Cumulative GPA: 3.5 ; GMAT: 730 I got a 1420 on my GRE with 780 q, should I include this also on that first line. either GRE: 780 Q or GRE 780 Q 640 V? Thanks...63 years 1 month ago
0Internet Valuation Hey, Wanted to hear your thoughts on e-commerce and classifieds valuation. What are the specifics one should look out for? Any specific industry practices? Thanks...03 years 1 month ago
0Company Compensation: Ernst & Young LLP03 years 1 month ago
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0How much does undergrad matter for IB?I'm currently attending a community college looking to transfer within the next two semesters. My end goal is to be a quant, so I am primarily looking at math as my major and finance as either a double major or a minor. As I go through the process of picking which schools to, many things go through ...53 years 1 month ago
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0Are you guys all in it for the money? What do you want to do after banking?what do you guys want to do after the 2 years? stay in finance solely for the money? or follow your passion and do a startup or something like that?...63 years 1 month ago
0Aspen Investment Forum03 years 1 month ago
0Company Interview: BlackRock03 years 1 month ago
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0WSM Webinar - Mastering the Online Application and Breaking In from the OutsideThis Wednesday night, December 18th, @ 8:30pm ET, Wall Street Mentors will be hosting a webinar fully focused on breaking into finance through online applications and non-traditional methods. The webinar will be hosted by Ronald AngSiy, a Strategy and Transformation Consultant at IBM. He holds an...03 years 1 month ago
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0Eligibility for taking series 7 examI am a post graduate in financial planning.currently unemployed i do have profession experience with an Indian broker.Am i eligible to take the FINRA SERIES 7 Exam by submitting Form U10. Can someone please clarify this?...23 years 1 month ago
0How to read more. I don't agree with everything this guy says, but his ability to burn through books and become very successfull without a college degree is impressive as hell. "When you read a lot of books people inevitably assume you speed read. In fact,...113 years 1 month ago
0Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch03 years 1 month ago
0best way to spin WE for MBA admissionsIt seems that b-school ad-coms group applicants in different groups based on their profiles For example a consultant would be more directly compared with the other consultants, while a banker would be compared with other bankers. to the extent this is how it works (and please correct this logic if i...03 years 1 month ago
0Wearing a shirt with a logo to work?Thoughts on wearing a dress shirt to work with a logo on it (like Polo Ralph Lauren). ...63 years 1 month ago


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