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How to Treat the New Blood: 3 Rules to FollowMod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/7/13 Now, most of the posters on WSO aren’t managing anyone yet or even have anyone below them on the totem pole for at least a few years, but those that will (or have) may benefit from this post. There are literally... 7 months 3 weeks
Which HF offer to take?Hi WSO, I would like some advice on next steps in my career. My background is typical 2 years BB IBD and 2 years PE. Recently received two HF offers, both are long/short fundamental shops that are focused on long-term and not quarterly/momentum runs (1-2 year+ holds). Unfortunately, I can't... 1 year 5 months
Prospect CapitalJust wondering if anyone has any insight in culture, dealflow, mobility, and thoughts on Prospect Capital. Thanks! 1 year 5 months
How to Save Your WeekendMake sure to see rufiolove's comment part way down... Given that it's Friday and I'm looking to finish up some work and get out of here myself, I'm going to keep this short and sweet. When you first start in banking, you're pretty much stuck. I wouldn't risk the political capital and... 2 years 11 months
Picking the Right GroupMany threads have been created over the years concerning which group is best, what exit opps are from each group, etc. While strength of groups change with the tides, i.e UBS healthcare left for Jefferies, I’m only going to comment GENERALLY and on my OWN experiences at a mid-tier Bulge Bracket... 3 years 1 week
What to do with DAT BONUSI understand that a lot of the readers on this board have never received a sizeable bonus and the minority who do were already paid months ago back in June/July, but I hope this post is still helpful to some about how to manage the bonus that you receive from your finance job. 1. Pay off your... 3 years 1 month
So You Made It to Banking, Now What? Congratulations!!! You made it into investment banking. Of course early on you're excited and just want to spend 100+ hours in the office to impress everyone and get that top bucket bonus, but how do you really get the most mileage out of your 2 year stint in banking? For most, it's about exit ops... 3 years 2 months
Funniest Stories - The Analyst YearsAlthough working as an investment banking analyst was a living hell at the time, I now look back at my years with nostalgia. Luckily, as time passes, the 100 hour weeks just blend together and the pain has gone away. Of course, I'm still irrationally uncomfortable and nervous whenever I see a red... 3 years 2 months
An Ocean of Capital: Saturation in Private EquityFirst it was rumors. The grapevine of talk from other private equity associates and friends from the BB where I did my banking stint. Of course, gossip is one thing we’re all used to from our investment banking days and just like at our old jobs ,there was no shortage of juicy gossip. However, I... 3 years 2 months
Which data/research provider do you prefer (CapIQ...Just wondering what my fellow private equity colleagues prefer their firm uses. For once I have the ability to decide which provider our firm uses going forward and am wondering what others are using and how they like it. From talking to account reps, it seems like Thomson definitely has the... 3 years 3 months


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The better question is, what kind of returns are...The better question is, what kind of returns are required in order to pay back Odin for protecting us from the frost giants? 1 day 3 hours
Neither job was directly helpful to my current...Neither job was directly helpful to my current job, though If I had to pick, the PE job was probably more relevant because the most important aspect of L/S equity is to be an investor and understanding your assumptions vs. everyone else's assumptions, which is something you spend 0 time doing on... 1 day 3 hours
I went from IBD to PE to a L/S HF, but I would...I went from IBD to PE to a L/S HF, but I would say go with a BB ER firm if that's what you have. However, if it's a legit PE shop ($1bn+ mid market to megafunds), then go with that. Most funds are well aware of all the crappy sub $300mm "PE" gigs out there where you're doing mostly ad-hoc work... 1 day 6 hours
I'm not a fan of concentrated blue chip ownership...I'm not a fan of concentrated blue chip ownership, but the Tiger cub model is to find LT compounders while generating alpha from shorts. Why don't you pick apart their short book if you have their letters. 1 week 5 days
Never has an OP written so much yet said so...Never has an OP written so much yet said so little. Here's some tangible advice so you know what it looks like: You should consider moving to China, they really care about namedropping Goldman over there. 1 week 6 days
Threads repeated every week for the past 8 years...Threads repeated every week for the past 8 years on WSO regarding hedge funds: 1. How do I raise capital? 2. I have 200% returns from virtual reality. How do I start a hedge fund? 3. I heard hedge funds were dying. 4. Does anyone know the interview process at (*insert obscure HF name*)? 5.... 2 weeks 3 days
Cocaine's a hell of a drug.Cocaine's a hell of a drug. 2 weeks 5 days
I can't understand anything you've said but shut...I can't understand anything you've said but shut up and take my money! 2 weeks 6 days
Allow myself to introduce....myself.Allow myself to introduce....myself. 2 weeks 6 days
My town has a population of 3 people and we pay...My town has a population of 3 people and we pay our retail banker $10 million. 3 weeks 4 days
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