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0Company Interview: Aetna05 days 3 hours ago
+9MSF Class of 2018I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've done thi...1495 days 4 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Accenture05 days 4 hours ago
0Company Interview: Morningstar05 days 4 hours ago
0Online Brokerage That Lets You Invest in Hong Kong Stock ExchangeI've recently come across a very interesting public company. However, the issue I have is the company is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, does not have an ADR and isn't in any mutual fund or ETF. The only way I can get to invest is to directly buy shares on the Hong Kong exchange. Does any...05 days 4 hours ago
+1Goldman doesn't want to Make America Great AgainInteresting article about a potential conflict of interest at the firm. days 4 hours ago
0Peakstone GroupHas anyone heard of Peakstone Group based in Chicago? Looking for just some general information and thoughts on the firm. Couldn't find much other than what's available on their website. Their list of transactions seems pretty interesting IMO. ...25 days 4 hours ago
0Big 4 fall recruit networking event - makes sense to send follow up email?Hi, today was Canadian "Fall Recruit" networking event for the Big 4. I collected ~20 business cards with people I met. Should I send a follow up/nice-to-meet-you email to everyone I spoke with? Internet search suggests that I do, but these Big 4 reps met 200 people today, if each one of them sends ...15 days 4 hours ago
+1Wall Street Fashion for the GirlsSo if there's 90 million diff threads running on men's watches/ties/sleeve type (really?!?) etc, I figured it's totally legit to start one measly thread about women's attire. I realize I have a lot of questions but advice would be VERY welcomed. Random questions as I start to buy my FT banking w...755 days 4 hours ago
+55Silly Shit Interns DoMod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - This was a originally posted in June 2012 So the interns are out in full force. Hoards of them. (Before I get into this-- I have no idea why they are called "SA's" these days- they will always be interns to me.) I digress. I'm going to keep this brief a...1475 days 4 hours ago
+53My not-so-secrets to successMod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 3/2/12. In the past few months, I've been approached on a few occasions by college-aged folks asking the typical question: how to succeed on the street from a less-than-stellar undergrad background. It's given me the opportunity...915 days 4 hours ago
0International student with no FT offer yetI'm an international student who is a senior at a non-target interested in investment banking. I wasn't able to get a BB SA offer last year, so I interned at a boutique during my junior year and then did an SA stint with another boutique. Overall solid deal experience, but neither of the boutiques I...05 days 5 hours ago
0What type of bank should I start with which types of loans? I have about 5 million in personal cash set aside for a business investment. I also have access to a large number of high net worth individuals and banking contacts I have a background in finance. I am looking to open up some type of a bank/commercial/mezzanine financing, real estate loans etc. ...25 days 5 hours ago
0Company Review: Cambridge Associates05 days 5 hours ago
0Quit or Keep my back office job to pursue MS Real Estate program? - HelpI just got accepted into NYU's MS Real Estate program, and I am currently considering the following options. 1. Quit my current job and study full-time 2. Keep my current job and study part time Can you guys please provide your insight into the two different strategies? Either cases, I wil...125 days 6 hours ago
+2Advice: Unemployed graduate thinking of taking a four week change of scenery. .Foolish, Risky, or Reasonable?I have been unemployed for quite a while - putting out applications when I find entry level positions in the commercial banking. I was thinking of taking a one month excursion to refresh my batteries and get a change of scenery. The change in scenery will disrupt my current routine and allow a pe...115 days 6 hours ago
0Job choice, I need adviceHello, I've recently finished a master in finance in a public university and passed the CFA level I. I've been looking for jobs a couple of months and now I got 2 job offers. The first one is a credit analyst. It isn't my dream job because it's basically being in front of a computer analyzing dat...15 days 6 hours ago
0Company Interview: Penn Mutual05 days 7 hours ago
0Post Analyst options for S&T analystsWhat are the options typically available to those who don't make it to associate or decide it isn't for them? Is lateraling over to other roles within a bank possible? Do management consulting or big 4 firms scoop you up? It seems that Bankers have nearly limitless job security and prospects, is the...25 days 7 hours ago
0JP Morgan Chase BA Early Advantage ProgramI looked at previous threads but was unable to find anything that was particularly insightful. Anyone that already had there phone interview, any advice? What questions should I expect? Also, how would I answer questions like why JP Morgan Chase? ...715 days 7 hours ago
0Company Review: Wells Fargo Securities05 days 7 hours ago
0Transferred schools gpa conflictI recently transferred colleges, I was majoring in econ//poli sci and now I am doing finance. I know a lot about markets(or so I think), and I am starting my junior year right now. I left school before to deal with a severe illness and my gpa starts from fresh at this new school. I had a 2.9 before ...15 days 7 hours ago
0Company Compensation: State Street Corporation05 days 8 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Caixa-Banco de Investimento SA05 days 8 hours ago
0Parthenon-EY/Accenture Strategy SAT scoresI recently learned that top management consulting firms look at your SAT score. Does Parthenon-EY and Accenture Strategy look at SAT scores as well? And does anybody know reputed consulting firms, preferably top MBA school feeders, that do not look at SAT scores? Thank you! ...105 days 8 hours ago
0Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase05 days 8 hours ago
+5815 Career StepsLongtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful. 15 CAREER STEPS 1.) Perception is everything...act as if. 2.) Never give them a...235 days 8 hours ago
+1HBK Investments (Dallas)?There doesn't seem to be much information on this firm. How well are they respected on the street? Is the Dallas Office a FO, or is there mostly BO and MO there? Also any information on pay,perks etc. would be great. Thanks....65 days 8 hours ago
0Company Compensation: BMO Capital Markets05 days 9 hours ago
0Lazard 2017 Summer Analyst RecruitmentEight days ago, Lazard HR reached out to offer me a first-round phone interview for their 2017 Summer Analyst Program. I accepted with enthusiasm and gave them my availability for the next week, and they said an Analyst would reach out to me to solidify the day/time of the interview. It has now been...225 days 9 hours ago
+20Physical Oil Trading Basics (Part 1 of 2)I have seen a few posts on the Commodities Trading forum asking about how petroleum trading is priced, hedged, etc. I was reasonably high up in Risk Management for a “major” trading company in Houston for a few years and am now running a hedge book at a smaller company, so I thought I may be ab...645 days 9 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Freddie Mac05 days 10 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Ladenburg Thalmann05 days 10 hours ago
0How to get into the Nittany Lion Fund as a freshmen This one goes out to all of you NLF alumni and current members out there; how do I get in as a freshmen? I'm currently a high school senior and am wondering what I can do to prepare/should keep in mind for when I start my first semester in the Fall. I'd appreciate it if you went over everythin...135 days 10 hours ago
0From Investment Advisory to AM London - AdviceHi all, What advice would you give to someone trying to step over to AM from IA (low percentile IA shop) in London? Background: US and Asia education - MSC Finance - Washington University in St. Louis and Singapore Management University. 3.9GPA. CFA 1 (likely CFA 2 in a few months) but no rele...25 days 11 hours ago
0How to predict curve moves & How to understand the swap spread?Dear All, I am learning to follow markets for an IRD Trading career in the future. Basically I got a solid understanding in Monetary Policy, Bonds Auctions, Correlation across assets, Risk Sentiments, etc. However, the most critical indicator, the Swap Spread(the spread between IRS and US Tr...145 days 11 hours ago
0Just bought Manhattan GMAT Book Package for Self-Studying. Where to start?Just bought the self study package from Manhattan Prep that includes 1 original GMAT book, 2 strategy guides, and 10 in-depth topic books ( one is the GMAT Roadmap book). Obviously, I'll be taking a mock exam just to see where I stand now. But where do I go from there? Should I just read the 10 in-d...35 days 11 hours ago
0Company Review: Macquarie Securities Group05 days 11 hours ago
+1Advice on getting out of energy...Guys, I have never posted a discussion here before, but I am hoping some of you all might be able to help me out a bit. I am a Corporate development professional (sr analyst, 2 juniors under me, I report to the director of corp dev and the two of us do meaningfully all the M&A work and report t...55 days 11 hours ago
0REPE Modeling Tests/Case Studies - excel shell/template given?When given a REPE excel modeling test as part of a case study - do you usually have to create your model completely from scratch? or do they give you some sort of shell/template with the line items to work with? This could be obvious but I've never had any of these yet, and just want to prepare ...45 days 12 hours ago
0Is International Experience Valued?I currently work in the US for an international company (with the headquarters in Europe) on the corp dev team. I have always thought about making a move into banking (I've never been able to transition in). I have an opportunity to possibly work in Europe for a short stint (less than a year). Do...35 days 12 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Warburg Pincus05 days 12 hours ago
+17It's Time For A Maximum Voting AgeI thought it might be fun to start this new series of weekly posts with something not necessarily finance related, but something we're all sure to have some thoughts on. However you feel about the recent Brexit vote, one aspect of it really stood out: the disparity between older and younger voter...1245 days 13 hours ago
0US Analyst - how to get moved to London?I'm an analyst in NY looking to move to London. Prefer the country and would like to spend some time overseas. How can this be managed or would I have to move firms to pull this off?...05 days 13 hours ago
0Is it possible to jump from a regional boutique to a MM/Bulge after 1 year?I'm 24. I'm one year out of a college which was a semi-target in the South. I graduated from a 5 year accounting program where I got my bachelor's and masters in accounting. I worked for a public accounting firm this past year. I hated it. So I started applying for IB Analyst positions and got/ac...05 days 13 hours ago
+1Medical Leave of Absence on Resume?Hey guys, I'm a senior at a target who is applying for FT roles. I'm coming back from a pretty serious surgery that forced me to miss the last academic year. On my transcript it shows that I took a medical leave of absence but I wasn't sure if I should include this on my resume since many firm...75 days 13 hours ago
0Do you have to work as an Investment Banker in order to know if the job is right for you?For example, do I have to do an internship in order to know if Investment Banking is right for me? . How do I know if Investment Banking is right for me?...25 days 13 hours ago
+1Lazard SF Exit OppsWas wondering how Lazard's SF Tech group is viewed? Couldn't find much information on the forum. ...55 days 13 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Citigroup05 days 13 hours ago
0Best route to medium sized buyside?My long term career goal is to move to the buy side (specifically, hedge fund) and I've been on the sell side research for 2 years now (elite boutique). Should I try to break into buy side by 1) joining a small hedge fund (...05 days 13 hours ago
0Mylan's 400% price increase vs. Moral ObligationHello Monkeys. I’ve been following this story for quite some time now and I’m trying to make sense of both sides of the issue. It is understandable that these giant pharmaceutical companies, who create life saving drugs want to make profits. As do insurers, wholesalers, and distributers who all ...05 days 13 hours ago
0Company Compensation: CohnReznick LLP05 days 13 hours ago
0Recruiting for Satellite and NYC OfficesHow does recruiting for both a satellite and main BB office work? I'm at a target and I've networked pretty heavily with a lower BB satellite office, but I've also got a connect at the NYC office. If the satellite recruits earlier than the NYC office, would I still be able to get an NYC interview if...15 days 13 hours ago
0Contacting HR to change location preferenceHi all, On some online portals, as I'm sure you're all familiar with, one is given the option to list 3 location preferences. If I wanted to changed my second preference to a different city, will that be looked negatively upon if I email HR with that request?...05 days 13 hours ago
0Apply for internship/graduate?Hi everyone. I am kind of lost so I'm writing this thread to see whether you guys can help me. I'm graduating next year and I am currently doing my internship at a regional boutique bank. The question is: Should I apply for internships and get into a MSc afterwards to increase my chances of landing ...15 days 13 hours ago
0Studying for the CFA Level 1 this December, getting into FinanceI've decided to take the Level 1 test this December. I have a background in engineering and wanted to get into finance. I'm 28 and unemployed right now. I feel like I'm super late in the game... will this help me excel in the field of finance? I want to ultimately get into VC in the future and was h...15 days 13 hours ago
0Company Interview: Bank of America Merrill Lynch05 days 13 hours ago
0Evercore HoustonAnyone can talk about compensation, deal flow, hours and culture, and exit opps of Evercore's Energy Group in Houston?...155 days 13 hours ago
0CS v Barclays IBD Summer AssociateI have summer associate offers at both CS and Barclays. Which do you think has better exits to PE? Also, am I better off in FSG or M&A for those kind of exits? I know CS has traditionally been more prestigious but it looks like they are moving away from IB towards wealth management, whereas Barcl...45 days 13 hours ago
0Senior undergrad career (tech, finance, etc.) decision?I'm in my senior year at a target school studying math and wanted some advice between several career choices: -Software developer at major tech firm (Google/Facebook/Amazon/MSFT/Palantir) - SF -Business development at major tech firm (Google/Facebook/Amazon/MSFT/Palantir) - NYC -Junior quant at...15 days 13 hours ago
0Questions about recruiting/employee referralsFor those of you who work or have worked in IB or have been involved in IB recruiting, I am curious about the following: 1) How helpful is it to have someone (analyst) forward your resume along to HR? Particularly interested in schools with OCR. 2) How do referral systems vary at the differen...35 days 14 hours ago
0SA Resume Review - Junior looking to apply for IB 2017 SA positionsHey there, I'm looking for some review and advice on my resume. Please message me and I'll PM my resume to you. Basically don't have much experience with IB recruiting and looking to hear from some of you to get a better perspective and assess how I can improve my chances! Thanks so much in adva...05 days 14 hours ago
+1Messed Up Networking Emails - Advice NeededSo I've been sending out a bunch of networking emails to try and get in touch with alumni. I emailed about 5 people at the same bank on the same day with the same email template (swapping out the names of course). I later receive a reply from an analyst saying that he knows I copy-pasted emails - I'...65 days 14 hours ago
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0Technology on a FO DeskHey, Does a job still count as BO / MO if you are working for a FO Desk? I may have the opportunity to join a desk trading money markets but to do so I would join to help out with the technology (ie build out the spreadsheets etc...). Would it be difficult to move out of? ...15 days 14 hours ago
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0Lateraling: Ok to start reaching out now?I'm a first year at a global non-BB bank and am looking to lateral within the year. I'm wondering if it's okay to start reaching out to alumni at other groups now, or if I should wait until I see an actual job/vacancy posting for a group I would be interested in moving to. A lot of people have recom...05 days 14 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Deutsche Bank05 days 14 hours ago
+15Stimulants 101: How to wake yourself up and get shit done (without destroying your long-term health)If you're reading this, I'm assuming you take a shit load of stimulants to stay awake and get work done. It's the only option on those days where you've been grinding through mind-numbing Excel for 8 hours and your brain is turning to mush.  When you've been getting crushed for weeks and barely ...795 days 14 hours ago
0Company Compensation: PricewaterhouseCoopers05 days 14 hours ago
0NMHC in DC this weekAre any of you nerds going to be in town for the NMHC or CREFC events this Wednesday? I'd be down to grab a beer or meet up at one of the 100s of industry/broker events....05 days 14 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Arbor Advisors05 days 15 hours ago
0Will the Potash-Agrium deal fall through? I read this on Reuters and CNBC this morning. Two Canadian companies have agreed to merge, which will make them the biggest fertilizer company in the world. [quote]Canada's Agrium Inc and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc agreed to merge to create the world's largest fertilizer company and navigat...15 days 15 hours ago
0CFA vs MBA for Hedge FundsI am currently in a Fortune 20 corporate finance program coming out of a non target school. I am weighing my options on a CFA vs MBA. I'm not 100 percent sure what I want to do in finance but Investment/Asset Management and Hedge Funds interest me a lot. My questions are 1. For Hedge Funds, is MB...05 days 15 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Wolverine Trading05 days 15 hours ago
+1Should their be an age cuttoff for running for President?We already have a minimum age of 35 so I don't see how having a age limit around 60-65 or less would be such a bad thing. Hillary and Trump seem to be very secretive about their health. Curious to hear @Eddie Braverman" 's take since he had a similar post regarding voter age limitations....65 days 15 hours ago
+1Interview in Fixed Income Investment/Credit Research tipsI posted the below post in the Career help section but was not getting any responses so I figured I try here. I have a BS in Accounting & Finance from Rutgers University as well as my CPA. I am also a level 2 CFA candidate. Currently I work in Financial Reporting for our Fixed Income Business ...35 days 15 hours ago
+6Goldman Sachs CEO's advice for young peoplePersonally, I am not a fan of Lloyd Blankfein, but I do admire the guy's background. He started out as a peanuts seller at the Yankee stadium and ended up running one of the world’s most prominent banks. In a recent interview, when asked what he advice he would give young people, Blankfein repl...525 days 15 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Triage Consulting Group05 days 15 hours ago
0Tying out different D&A and capex numbers from 10-KNeed a little help from someone more experienced at reading financials. Nvidia's 2016 10-k has a reported D&A number of $197 for the most recent period. I assumed that the changes in accumulated D&A for PP&E and intangibles would tie this out but those two numbers are only $12 and $72 (for accumulat...05 days 15 hours ago
0FX Beginner ~ Good PRACTICAL sources (Books, pdfs, etc) to learn how to trade foreign currenciesThe title says it all. I am a beginner in FX trading and have a basic grasp of technical indicators. I have experience using the thinkorswim platform but I do not know much about FX. Are there any good sources where I could learn PRACTICAL information (things I could put directly to use at the desk)...05 days 16 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Brookwood Associates05 days 16 hours ago
0Company Compensation: RBC Capital Markets05 days 16 hours ago
0Company Interview: Standard and Poors05 days 16 hours ago
0Breaking Into WallstreetHas anyone bought the BIWS financial modeling package? Is it any good?...135 days 17 hours ago
0BIWS--are multiple logins possible?Hey guys, after looking through a bunch of online courses, I'm thinking of purchasing the BIWS excel & fundamentals course. *On a side note, I'm Asia-based and have done a brief off-cycle IBD internship at a BB and am currently interning at a local PE firm, where I've been tasked with doing some ...35 days 17 hours ago
0Work Experience for CFAQuick question: For the CFA you need 4 yrs related work experience. Is there any time limit to when you have to get it? For example, if I'm not currently working in a qualify industry, pass all 3 levels while still working in said industry, will there be a limitation to the amount of time I have ...155 days 17 hours ago
+1Is FBLA worth joining?Senior in College. Is Future Business Leaders of America(collegiate Phi Beta Lambda) worth joining? I want to break into Investment Banking Division.....95 days 17 hours ago
0Horrible GMAT practice test please need some tips?Didn't study. Just took my first practice test. 320 scaled score. integrated reasoning 4, quantitative 13, verbal 19. I'm applying to MMS and MCommerce. What to do? What books to get? ...25 days 17 hours ago
+1Finance major with big plansHi, I am a college freshman and I intend to make something of myself. I became very interested in finance about two years ago. Since then, I've read countless books and articles and have opened a Forex and and investment account for myself. I currently manage and save money with investing and trade ...55 days 17 hours ago
0RESUME RIP! non-target with light PE experience & REIT experience -mediocre GPA. Looking for analyst intern position. Starting to apply for analyst positions as a junior in college - please critique. Obviously looking to stand out from other candidates, need specific advice on wording descriptions. ...05 days 17 hours ago
0Company Compensation: PwC05 days 17 hours ago
0Breaking into Life Science Consulting Hi All! I've seen a lot of posts about people transitioning from a PhD into life science consulting, but none regarding people who want/who have jumped ship with just a Master's Degree. I have a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering and have been working at a startup biomedical company for ov...45 days 17 hours ago
+1Terminal Value Calculation in a DCF for a private companySay the CEO of a company has approached your investment bank to sell their company. How would you go about calculating the terminal value in a DCF if the company is private? Would you just project cash flow out for a longer period and omit the terminal value calculation entirely?...55 days 17 hours ago
09/12/16 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! Upcoming events: The 14th Automatic Exchange of Information Congress -- September 14th-15th, London, posted by". Upcoming webinars: -Webinar: Hedge Fund Case: Nintendo -- 4pm ET, 9/13/16 -3 Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application -- 1-2pm EST, S...05 days 18 hours ago
0American psycho - Out on the left field This one's out on the left field but, how many people here, actually thought that Patrick Batemen* (If thats how you spell his name) Character fitted in with people you know?! (I mean apart from the killing spree etc) Shit it reminds me of me that film just without the nail gun and axe. Pickels ...75 days 18 hours ago
0Company Compensation: PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers05 days 18 hours ago
0Forward Libor RatesI am in the middle of building an lbo model and was hoping someone could suggest a free site where I might be able to get forward LIBOR rates for my debt schedule. If such a site does not exist, would someone mind pulling some rates through 2014 for me from Bloomberg? Thanks, I would really appr...325 days 18 hours ago
0New chimpsme new 2 this is my life now i want 1000000 bananas evan and co will rise to the top of the warframe leaderboards...15 days 18 hours ago


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