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0Function of the Central Risk Desk? Closest thing to prop trading? I was wondering if you guys had any insight into what is known as the Central Risk Book, Central Risk Desk or Central Execution Desk in the trading department of an investment bank. As far as I can tell the desk is there to ensure that trades across the bank are well hedged and executed. However,...04 days 7 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Daiwa Securities Group04 days 8 hours ago
08 months unemployment.Hey guys, Im down on my luck and Im approaching my 8th month of being unemployed. Right now, I am really nervous about the future. Can you take a look at my resume and tell me if its enough to land an interview for a corporate/ commercial banking positions? Sincerely, ~Struggling monkey...74 days 9 hours ago
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0Queen's Commerce vs NYU (Not Stern) UndergraduateHello, I'm having a hard time deciding which school I should go to. I have been accepted to both Queen's Commerce and NYU for undergraduate. Ultimately after graduation I want to be working at an investment bank. The problem is although I know that going to NYU might give me more opportunities...54 days 9 hours ago
+5Would you guys marry a poor chick from a poor family?I wouldn't and the MAIN reason is that I don't want her family become a liability to me. Trust me I have seen first hand, and it breaks families. I had a conversation with a friend last week about this subject and he told me I was too picky. He even said that he would marry a waitress; I told hi...2064 days 9 hours ago
0Good power point course for creating Equity packages?Our firm has a template that it has been using for quite some time now, and I would like to spearhead a new one on the side for our future equity packages. We syndicate HNW individuals and are expanding our pool of funds, so I figured a more "appealing" template would be useful. I used to make po...24 days 10 hours ago
0Observation on career happinessI've noticed a trend among my friends that are a few years out of college and into their career - the happiest people seem to be those in nursing and those in accounting, along with my friend who became a police officer. All of them are happy go lucky seemingly without regret for their chosen profes...244 days 10 hours ago
0Have FT Hedge Fund SA, how/where to recruit for FT?xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...04 days 10 hours ago
0McCombs MBA vs. M7 MBAHey! I graduated from a non-HYP ivy in May 2013 with a B.A. in Applied Math. I'm a female URM with a 2.77 gpa. I've been working as a teacher for the past 3 years and would like to transition into IBD. I know that my gpa is poor so I'd have to do incredibly well on the GMAT, and even if I do, a t...64 days 11 hours ago
+3Military to Non-Target Southwest State University To Private Equity For Pension FundHello, I was in the US Air Force for 4 years, left to finish college at an extremely non-target college in the southwest and was able to break into Private Equity for a state pension fund. I have competed against peers from all over the country, including some a Ivy League schools and have work...64 days 11 hours ago
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0Decision Point: MBA -> MBB -> F500 or Stay as a Back Office VP at a Bulge Bracket vs OtherPosting this in Consulting rather in B-School because I am more concerned about Consulting Exit ops rather than MBA process. About Me: 2012 Kelley - Finance and Econ ( 3.25 GPA) Recently promoted to Vice President of Data Science at a Buldge Bracket making similar to first year MBA pay. Accep...94 days 11 hours ago
0Decimal Point AnalyticsDecimal Point Analytics is a modern, technology enabled financial research consulting company. ...04 days 11 hours ago
01st year Bulge Bracket Asset Management pay (from undergrad)Hey, I haven't really seen much pay scale info for Bulge bracket bank Asset Management pay for the 1st year out of undergrad. Any body have an idea what base and bonus looks like for the first couple of years? Thanks...114 days 11 hours ago
0PWM/PB/RIA in FloridaCurious if anyone knows the PWM/PB/RIA industry in Florida. Obviously a lot of money is migrating there from the northeast as older folks retire. Does anyone have a good understanding of the job market in Florida for the PWM/PB/RIA industry? A lot of demand? Lack of supply/talent? If analysts genera...44 days 11 hours ago
0Help!! Need Guidance Selecting Trading Desk for SummerI'm in need of some life advice, so my logical response was to ask the internet. This summer I'll be a S&T SA at a BB firm. We do rotations on two different desks during the summer. Right now I'm pretty set on sales over trading. The two desks I like right off the bat are equities and Interest rates...24 days 12 hours ago
0Advice for a Supply Chain UndergradHey everyone! So I'm a third year Supply Chain Management major and math minor hoping to get into management consulting after undergrad. I have about a 3.6 gpa (a bit low because of pre-med classes before switching to business, but can get up to ~ 3.7 before graduation), good internships under my b...124 days 12 hours ago
0Retaking the GMAT?Junior at a big quant school. I'm looking at the main deferred programs - so HBS and GSB. Only had a small sliver of time to take the GMAT, so after a week I took it and got a 730. Is it worth retaking the GMAT? Not too familiar with Business Schools admissions programs and I'm trying to decide if i...74 days 12 hours ago
+2Done with banking and moving onto corp devDecided to leave banking and move into corp dev/corp strategy. Been a regular viewer of WSO and thanks much for every piece of valuable information ever posted here during my years in banking. ...134 days 12 hours ago
0Shorting Puerto Rico Muni BondsAs we all know, PR has been in crisis for past 2 years. Approximate chance on Default on those bonds have risen to 86%. Any cost effective idea on how to short them? It has been a struggle for lot of traders on the STREET and worldwide. Lets figure it out WSO!...54 days 13 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Cappello Capital Corp.04 days 13 hours ago
0Bad trade idea by sales personHi, Just curious to know what happens to a sales person reputation if they give a bad trade idea to a client. Is it fixable? Is this a measurement of success in the business? Thanks...54 days 14 hours ago
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0Car Service for Summer AnalystHi I need your help! I am interning in a top PE house and would like to live home in New Jersey which is 13 miles away from the office in NYC. I expect that I will work after 9 pm and will be eligible to get reimbursed for the car service. But if I do this each night for $60 per ride, will I catch ...44 days 14 hours ago
0Books - Anyone recommend any VC books? Can anyone recommend any VC books for non-business student? If it matters, I am particularly interested in biotech/pharma. Thanks....84 days 14 hours ago
0Vendor Financing in Equity Purchase PriceHello all, I am looking at a company with inventory that gets financed through its vendor at ~1% interest. The company books this as part of accounts payable. Question is, does this get treated as debt and will the equity purchase price get reduced by the value of accounts payable (portion ...04 days 15 hours ago
0Best Guide to Prepare for Consulting RecruitingHello all, I am interested in finding a full time job in consulting during next fall's recruiting cycle. My previous internship experiences have been with a small manufacturing company and a F10 company working in finance and both only had standard behavioral interviews. I know that consulting in...14 days 15 hours ago
0What do you guys wear on casual Fridays?I am an incoming summer intern at a BB. I am little confused about casual fridays. What do you guys wear on casual Fridays?...04 days 15 hours ago
0Has anyone here worked at Tesla or SpaceX?Currently in IBD and wanted to ask if anyone has worked at either of these Elon Musk companies. Being close to graduation it is something I haven't ruled out, and an interest I have had for some time. Just had a few questions: - Is networking similar to IB? Or completely different? - What is th...54 days 15 hours ago
0What is up WSO??Been offline for a while... Did I miss anything? Are people buying gold? I hope you've all been buying gold!! #inflationiscoming...84 days 15 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Optiver04 days 15 hours ago
0Company Interview: DaVita Healthcare Partners04 days 16 hours ago
0Willis Capital Markets, Thoughts?Any thoughts on Willis? There's not much on them so far. Be great to get some insights on: management culture dealflow comp leadership exit opps ...14 days 17 hours ago
0I-banking in FranceLets say I went to business school in France; any chance of me getting a job as an associate at a bank in France upon graduation (assuming I'm semi-fluent in French)? ...154 days 17 hours ago
0IB vs S&T Summer Analyst Job OpeningsAll things considered, I realize that there are more people applying for IB SA jobs than S&T SA jobs, but there are also more spots available in IB. With that being said, all things equal, is landing a SA job in IB easier or harder than landing a S&T SA job? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...74 days 17 hours ago
0Investments, 10th Edition Bodie, Kane Marcus - Solutions Does anyone have the solutions to Investments, 10th Edition Bodie, Kane Marcus?...714 days 17 hours ago
0Anyone Finding CFA L3 More Bullsh*t Than the Previous 2?This CFA lark just isn't fun anymore. The brevity and lack of real world application / foundation has really hit a limit on me. Someone give me strength! Any L3s out there hitting the same wall? ...224 days 17 hours ago
0Bloomberg Undergraduate RankingsWhat are your opinions? ...284 days 17 hours ago
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+1MBA Ranking Based on Overall Starting Pay Pay is important and one of the main reasons people go for MBAs. It's a good metric showing the quality of an MBA program and its career services. Here's the ranking of the top 15ish schools: 1. Harvard: $149,784 2. Dartmouth (Tuck): $148,025 3. Wharton: $146,761 4. Columbia: $146,436 5. MIT ...54 days 18 hours ago
0Pay for International Banks in NY: Nomura, Macquarie, BNP, Credit Agricole, Societe Generale, MUFGHi all, Trying to get an idea of first / second year analyst pay for the above banks, including base, sign on bonus, and end of year bonus? At street or slightly below? Glassdoor and other sources on the web tend to be outdated so I'm trying to get an idea from people who've recently receive...04 days 18 hours ago
+11-10 How Hopeless is my Situation?10 Being the Most Hopeless of Situations: Academics: Transferred from a non-target school with a 3.7 to a well respected Liberal Arts College. My first year there was terrible academically and I ended up with a 2.7 or something around that. This past year (junior) I had a 3.3 and 3.5 in the first...144 days 18 hours ago
0Final year graduate student from Europe, dilemma: Apply for FT or SA (+ Bschool)?14 days 18 hours ago
0Comparing Spread-Implied Probability of Default with Realized Default RatesHi Everyone, I am trying to calculate spread-implied probabilities of default (POD) for the iTraxx Xover index and compare with actual, realized default rates to analyse the correlation. I'm using the spread/(1-Recovery Rate) formula to determine approximate PODs. Today Xover is trading at 302bp, an...84 days 18 hours ago
0Help for Newbie starting in Investment Valuations at a Big ShopHi, Thanks so much for this forum - I have been reading it for the last weeks and I have been learning quite a lot! I will start a grad scheme in a couple of months at a big RE firm (think JLL, CBRE, C&W) in London. My background in finance is quite limited. However, throughout the scheme, I w...54 days 18 hours ago
0Received an Offer Need Advice!Hey all. I received an offer from a small RE PE startup with a $250 MM portfolio looking to double in 3-5 years. They primarily buy medical offices and I would be their first investment analyst. Prior to this position, the principal's did all of the analysis. I'm currently at a boutique sell-side ER...64 days 18 hours ago
0Help! Should I Quit?I am a frequent poster but using a throw away account to remain anonymous Here's my story... I graduated last year with 3.2 Cumulative GPA, 3.7 Finance GPA and also a honor in economics from a non-target and no job lined up to pay bills. I actually did 4 internships during school year (PWM, Fixe...344 days 19 hours ago
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0ASIA (US OR UK SCHOOLS APPLYING FOR SG OFFICES) IBD SA 2016 RECRUITINGHi, I'm currently a Singaporean studying in a US target school. Applied mostly to SG investment banks, just wondering whether any foreign university peeps have gotten calls from the other SG offices for first rounds already. I know JPM is already into second rounds as of today. But just wonder...234 days 19 hours ago
0Website of startup that you sold on resume?Hey Guys, I am currently job hunting and wanted to polish up my resume. I owned a startup company throughout undergrad and sold it after two years of operating for 40k. The name of the startup is somewhat vague on my resume. I was considering putting the name and the website so employers notice t...04 days 19 hours ago
0How to leverage a professor who is a GS Partner?OK, I have a professor who is a GS partner and one of the heads in the country. How would it be the best to approach him if I am not interested in his area and I want to work in different location (London)?...114 days 19 hours ago
0Yale vs Dartmouth04 days 20 hours ago
0Loan Servicing RoleWould you accept a role in loan servicing? Its a company that services commercial mortgages. Not sure if I should take this role or to keep looking because there's not much modeling or underwriting in this position since thats already done ahead before the loan is even made. I think this would be co...134 days 20 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Nomura Holdings04 days 20 hours ago
0Final Year graduate student in Europa, apply for SA or FT IBD in London?24 days 23 hours ago
0Webinar: Mckinsey Consulting Case - Grocery Save -- 7pm ET, 4/24/16WEBINAR DESCRIPTION On Sunday April 24th, 7:00 pm EDT Wall Street Mentor Melissa will be hosting a webinar entitled "McKinsey Consulting Case - Grocery Save", with a q&a session to follow. From the presenter: Today I will be covering a McKinsey 1st round case called Grocery Save. Our client i...64 days 23 hours ago
0EB Analyst to CorpDev?I'm set to graduate in May and will be working at a generalist boutique Greenhill/Moelis/PJT in NY afterwards. I have had a lot of free time this past year to consider what I want to do after my two years and have concluded that I'm not too interested in pursuing PE or HFs. I have never really been ...15 days 28 min ago
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0Advice for a Data ScientistI am a data scientist (Grad Degree and a couple of years of work experience) but I want to switch to a more business/operations role. My day to day involves working with clients and developing and leading analysis. Job is pretty customer facing. The reason that I am thinking about switching careers...05 days 2 hours ago
0Brown/Cornell/UVA undergrad for banking/finance?I have the choice between Brown, Cornell, and UVA for undergrad, but for Brown/Cornell I'd have to take around 50k in loans to be able to pay for Cornell, while Brown will be almost double that. Is it worth doing that? Or would it be better to go to McIntire at UVA and save some money?...275 days 3 hours ago
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0NYC investment banker budgetWhat does an investment bankers budget look like on a monthly basis. As I have looked into other forums on this topic I see that there isn't much left after each month and they didn't account any student loans into their budget. What would a budget for someone with 50k in student loans? Is it pos...35 days 4 hours ago
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0Regional MD leaves before your SA stintI'm currently an incoming SA at regional office for a BB. There is only one MD in the group and I've heard he may be leaving through other sources. I was just wondering what happens to my summer gig in that case. Has anyone experienced a similar setback?...35 days 4 hours ago
0Best RE Recruiters?Hi everyone- I'm at a RE PE shop and am looking to leave- who are the best recruiters for RE PE? Anyone other than the usual PE suspects (CPI, SG, Amity, etc.)?...45 days 5 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of New York Mellon05 days 5 hours ago
0Cornell AEM vs Vanderbilt Econ vs UVA vs NYU SternAny experiences at these schools? Which would you pick for the best network and recruiting?...85 days 5 hours ago
0Islamic Bond Analyst - Viable Career?Hey guys. I'm a senior graduating magna cum laude from a respectable but unknown state school this year. I recently was accepted into a masters program at the same university. I am taking Arabic classes and I'm doing well in them. Talking to one of my professors, he told me about analyzing Islam...15 days 5 hours ago
0Company Compensation: BNP Paribas05 days 6 hours ago
0Mentioning interest in another position during interview - is it a faux pas?Contact who is very high up in a big commercial bank forwarded my resume to HR after I expressed interest in two positions there. HR reached out to me and set up an interview for one of the positions, but I'm really far more interested in the other one, and I believe my background is better suited f...15 days 6 hours ago
+1Fordham Gabelli, Semi-target or Non-target (Undergrad)What do you guys think about Fordham Univ. Gabelli School of Business. Semi or Non target? Im still deciding where to go... Thanks....135 days 6 hours ago
0Remote analyst internship?Currently a sophomore, got an offer from a boutique IB and signed. No where did it mention on the contract that the internship was going to be remote, however after speaking with previous interns, they said they worked from home. I don't really care about being "in the office" per se, but I was hopi...05 days 6 hours ago
0Cover letter for Experienced MBA who recently completed MS in FinanceHey Guys, I am applying to companies, but not having luck in getting any interview calls. One of the issues could be my cover letter. Please evaluate and let me know if i could change something....05 days 6 hours ago
0Corporate Sales vs Investor SalesHi Monkeys Is Corporate Sales more preferred than Investor Sales, vice versa or both are pretty much equal wrt to exit opps, comp, etc? Thanks so much....25 days 6 hours ago
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0Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase05 days 7 hours ago
0Details relating to SBLC, BG, MTN and other FINANCE related mattersDear Sir/Ma I am direct to a project Funder who is also known as private lender they specialized in bank instrument lease and sales their funds is purely earned from private and corporate investment portfolios without criminal origin.With the group capital fund which are specifically for lease/sale...05 days 8 hours ago
0 PROJECT FUNDING AND INVESTMENT Sir, We are authorized Financial consulting firm and representative of three banks in United Kingdom: Lloyds Bank,Barclays Bank and HSBC bank. The above mentioned banks are currently providing project Loans,BG,SBLC,MTN,POF,LC,SKR Discounting,Project Funding,Letter of credit, and lots more for clie...05 days 8 hours ago
0How to convert from a monthly debt schedule to an dynamic annual one? Dear All, I would like to convert a monthly debt schedule to an annual one? is there a professional approach for this? Needless to say, the annual debt schedule should be dynamic. ...35 days 9 hours ago
0Sales and Trading Dying?I've heard that trading is a dying industry as new technologies continue to replace people. Is this true for sales as well?...25 days 9 hours ago
0CIO/Treasury DeskHello Everyone, I thought it may be useful for people whom have questions about Treasury at at BB, what the desk does, what day to day is like etc. Fire away with all questions!...25 days 9 hours ago
0new in financehello! I am new in finance and I have too many unknown words. Is there a place or book that will give me a good start to learn the basics? For example what securities are and what derivatives? Thanks! ...15 days 9 hours ago
0ARGUS Enterprise Online Training and CertificationLooking to get certified in ARGUS Enterprise with the ARGUS Software Certification (ASC) Valuation – ARGUS Enterprise Bundle found here -> http://customer.argussoftware[dot]com/ Has anyone had any experience with their e-learning stuff and getting certified via their...25 days 9 hours ago
0Do IBD groups prefer recruiting from SA's or FT's?So as I understand it, spots open up for FT recruiting around the beginning of August -- A rough estimate of 75%-66% of SA's get and accept their FT offers (I was a member of that 30%, feelsbadman) and then, at least at the BB I SA'd at, the groups can recruit from lateral transfers internally (IE, ...275 days 9 hours ago
0Robert W. Baird in LondonHi people, does anyone have any insight in Baird investment banking in London? I know that it's a top MM firm in US but how does it stand in London in terms of deal flow / prestige / exit opps to BBs, elite boutiques or PE? Any info on compensation/bonuses? Many thanks!...25 days 10 hours ago
0Trading really dying? I know this topic has been hit time and time again. However, I feel after every recession, there's always tons of people saying sell-side trading is dying just to see another great time. Yes, regulation has tightened and the money has definitely decreased, but it seems to me sell-side banks always f...775 days 10 hours ago
0ASU or Bard College... to BB internship? I am a high school senior and have been accepted at ASU and Bard College. Realizing that neither is a target school, which school gives me the best chance of landing a BB internship/analyst role? I would like to work in finance and am trying to figure out how to land a summer internship at a BB firm...05 days 10 hours ago
0Training the Street Accounting Pre-TestCan anybody tell me how difficult this test is? I have done the practice problems without any trouble and wanted to know if its similar to that. Also, is the timing hard or is it doable in a given time period?...15 days 11 hours ago
0Externship in PE post-MBA?tl;dr: Are there opportunities to intern at a PE firm for a few months post-MBA before your full-time offer starts elsewhere? Does anyone know someone who has done this? Long version: Hi everyone. I'm trying to do some planning around my second year of business school, and I'd really appreciat...05 days 11 hours ago
0Air Force Enlisted to Investment Banking/Corporate FinanceHello, I am an enlisted member in the US Air Force (5 years thus far) and I am currently deployed to Africa which is providing me plenty of time to plan my future and set goals in place. I have spent about a month researching Investment banking and ideally would like that to be my end goal. My cu...75 days 11 hours ago
0FactSet hot keys on personal computerSo the additional hot keys that my bank uses (cell formats, font color toggle, etc.) are run through the FactSet excel plug in. I'd love to have these hot keys available on my personal laptop for use in the future when i leave my current role. Is there a way to work around this? ...05 days 11 hours ago
0Company Compensation: Brown Brothers Harriman05 days 12 hours ago
0What is the difference between equity trading and stock trading?35 days 12 hours ago
0Do people ever get out of FIG?I'm about to start FT at a top FIG boutique (KBW/Sandler). I like the work, but this early on in my career, I don't know if FIG is right for me since I haven't tried anything else yet. Looking at the last 4 exits from my office, 3 lateraled to a BB FIG group, and 1 went to a MM FIG PE shop. It s...05 days 12 hours ago
0Viaticals - Helpful or profitable? Hi all! My name is Ann and I just joined the forum. I’m new to Viatical business. I’m still trying to understand it all and still navigating through all the different ways to approach these issues. I was wondering – for those of you involved in the industry (especially veterans) business ...05 days 13 hours ago
0Viaticals - Life settlement Viaticals, or life settlements “LS”, are financial products where an entity buys life insurance policies from individuals (usually around the age of 70–85) who receive a lump sum of cash for the sale. This is done many times and securitized into a Life Settlement. “The collateral backin...85 days 13 hours ago
0VC Interview - Life sciences VC Have a ~30-minute discussion with a life sciences VC coming up. Any thoughts on what I should expect (aside from having opinions on potential investment spaces, their portfolio companies, etc.)? Would really appreciate it - thanks everyone....15 days 13 hours ago
0VC interview - Full-time associate position I have an interview for full-time associate position at a VC in boston. This particular firm has about $1 billion to invest and focuses on tech companies. I am an undergrduate, but graduating this December. I have had a summer internship in ibanking M&A. Any advice for what I might encounter in ...05 days 13 hours ago


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