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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... 1 month 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... 10 months 4 weeks
Prospect CapitalJust wondering if anyone has any insight in culture, dealflow, mobility, and thoughts on Prospect Capital. Thanks! 11 months 2 weeks
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 5 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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... 2 years 8 months


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Yes, well respected firm, mostly credit but has a...Yes, well respected firm, mostly credit but has a smaller equity arm. 1 week 2 days
The more important question is what type of work...The more important question is what type of work you enjoy more? Fixing font at 3am isn't fun for anyone, but if you enjoy the somewhat "sales type" oriented creativity that Directors and MDs get to do in banking then go for it. If you really enjoyed investing though and you want to head to the... 2 weeks 1 day
"I've been reading a bit that you need to be able..."I've been reading a bit that you need to be able to impress with areas outside of finance as well to stand out / be competitive." No. No, you don't. 2 weeks 2 days
I was right there with you until you mentioned...I was right there with you until you mentioned cost of living. You think your extra 10k-20k of savings for 2 years means anything in the grand scheme of things? Shit, that will just be an accounting error down the road if you continue on the finance path. Go to NYC (or the best firm possible),... 2 weeks 2 days
I went on your site and for a few popular routes...I went on your site and for a few popular routes it recommends layovers in horrible side locations and is $200+ more expensive than what I found on Kayak for direct non-stop routes. What am I missing? Maybe you should team up with some Stanford GSB kids, I hear they're pretty good at the... 3 weeks 3 days
You idiots fall too easily for these new member...You idiots fall too easily for these new member troll posts. 1 month 12 hours
I had an offer at one of those multi-managers and...I had an offer at one of those multi-managers and don't recommend them. You're not learning real public investment skills or doing much proprietary research. You play quarters (pressure to find inside info) and the market neutral pairing strategy (long burger king, short mcdonalds) is about capital... 1 month 1 week
And this is why sellside (especially ER) start in...And this is why sellside (especially ER) start in the buyside as footnote readers, not PMs. 1 month 2 weeks
Funny you mention that, one of our best longs YTD...Funny you mention that, one of our best longs YTD has been ClubCorp (MYCC). 1 month 3 weeks
Top 5 positions are 50-60% of AUM. 10 longs max....Top 5 positions are 50-60% of AUM. 10 longs max. 3-5 year outlook. Quarters are used to gauge if thesis is still intact and/or buying on weakness (I love the arbitrage of scared unsophisticated investors extrapolating short-term results into long-term, which is also what all sell-side does).... 1 month 4 weeks