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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... 21 10 months 2 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... 51 1 year 7 months
Prospect CapitalJust wondering if anyone has any insight in culture, dealflow, mobility, and thoughts on Prospect Capital. Thanks! 1 1 year 8 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... 25 3 years 1 month
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... 21 3 years 3 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... 40 3 years 4 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... 17 3 years 4 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... 40 3 years 4 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... 30 3 years 5 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... 11 3 years 5 months


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I wouldn't hold your breath on the oil industry...I wouldn't hold your breath on the oil industry coming back. Question should be how diversified Houston can be away from oil. 20 6 days 22 hours
^ You're wrong on the signing bonus assumption,...^ You're wrong on the signing bonus assumption, but of course I can't speak for every HF. Also, you won't be picky as an associate IBD. Even those who have made the move, most are going to small shops because they can't compete for the tier 1 funds. Usually means you take a slight pay cut but... 17 1 month 3 hours
His revenue stream is likely 20% placing...His revenue stream is likely 20% placing desperate kids into back office roles and 80% selling resumes and contact information to the black market (i.e. Silk Road Chinese hackers who will one day infiltrate your bank account after you get a six figure bonus). 20 1 month 1 week
^ Agree with your other points but it's actually...^ Agree with your other points but it's actually 2% and free until you get your money back. LP's won't be paying carry for a while. If as an LP you think you can make back ~15%+ from here it may be worth it to stay for another year. 25 1 month 1 week
You can't control the market man. It's like, part...You can't control the market man. It's like, part of mother nature. It's like super efficient you guys omg you don't even know! 43 1 month 1 week
Kids not in the industry spew out terms like EMH...Kids not in the industry spew out terms like EMH without even understanding the most basic and small market nitpicks that create inefficiencies. Case in point, many hedge funds wanted to short Shake Shack (SHAK) out of the gate. The cost to short was over 100%. This artificially boosted the... 43 1 month 2 weeks
Eusiric, how cute, you're the kid who gave that...Eusiric, how cute, you're the kid who gave that AMA on Big 4 Valuation. Thoughts on the fact that an overwhelming majority of M... 43 1 month 2 weeks
Horribly vague contradictory information combined...Horribly vague contradictory information combined with misspellings, yet still not as good as your FX trading gains thread. 74 1 month 3 weeks
OP is right, starting with $50k is for losers....OP is right, starting with $50k is for losers. Wimps. For total losers with low energy. Not like the OP. He has a trading plan. A great plan. You're not going to believe how great his trading plan is. You'll be amazed. Absolutely amazed. It's so great, it's for winners. Make trading FOREX great... 92 2 months 2 days
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? 50 2 months 3 weeks
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