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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... 5 months 1 week
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 2 months
Prospect CapitalJust wondering if anyone has any insight in culture, dealflow, mobility, and thoughts on Prospect Capital. Thanks! 1 year 3 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 9 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... 2 years 10 months
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... 2 years 11 months
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... 2 years 11 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... 2 years 11 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... 2 years 12 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 weeks


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No, it's just another Brady/JJC thread followed...No, it's just another Brady/JJC thread followed by the blind leading the blind. Most of us ignore these threads now and you should too. 3 days 21 hours
I have looked 4+ years into the future and have...I have looked 4+ years into the future and have determined that given the type of fund and its performance that year, your bonus will be exactly 3 weeks 4 days
K3 should win this year's "most insecure and...K3 should win this year's "most insecure and incoherent" post of the year. What the fuck was that. 1 month 20 hours
Keep looking, both sound horrible. Ask again once...Keep looking, both sound horrible. Ask again once you get an offer and know the salary of the boutique, which will help you gauge its legitimacy. 1 month 3 days
Someone posted it on here a while ago but my...Someone posted it on here a while ago but my favorite one was when asking a kid from Rutgers what his biggest weakness is and he answered, "Going to Rutgers". 1 month 1 week
^ Wrong. If you see any anecdotes like that, it's...^ Wrong. If you see any anecdotes like that, it's because of relevant work experience or the candidate was inherently better. Most hedge funds (including mine) dislike MBAs altogether. If we had to take one, it'd be Wharton, GSB or HBS (not in any order) and the guy would have relevant pre-MBA... 1 month 1 week
You stand up on your desk at 9:30am and yell out...You stand up on your desk at 9:30am and yell out out to the bullpen "I WILL BACKSTAB YOU POLITICALLY". 1 month 2 weeks
No, most investors focus on keeping their day...No, most investors focus on keeping their day jobs and not getting fired/sued by their constituents because they idiotically invested in a 22 year old with no formal training. If you truly believe what you're saying then you would start talking to hundreds of LPs instead of arguing with us. Ask... 1 month 2 weeks
I've never seen this before unless it was a MD/...I've never seen this before unless it was a MD/MBA dual degree from a top 5 school and the guy had some kind of relevant experience (at least sellside banking, consulting, ER, etc.). You won't find your answers on here, pound LinkedIn and see what you find. I think chances are slim, 99% of what... 1 month 2 weeks
I can't tell you what to do with your...I can't tell you what to do with your relationship but I CAN tell you that going to the University of Delaware would be a horrendous mistake. 1 month 2 weeks
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