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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 week 6 days
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... 9 months 4 weeks
Prospect CapitalJust wondering if anyone has any insight in culture, dealflow, mobility, and thoughts on Prospect Capital. Thanks! 10 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 months


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Only girl, help?You idiots fall too easily for these new member troll posts. 21 hours 26 min
Leaving Banking for HF JobsI 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 week 2 days
Meredith Whitney shuts down hedge fund because......And this is why sellside (especially ER) start in the buyside as footnote readers, not PMs. 2 weeks 1 day
Long term, concentrated, deep fundamental...Funny you mention that, one of our best longs YTD has been ClubCorp (MYCC). 4 weeks 2 min
Long term, concentrated, deep fundamental...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).... 4 weeks 1 day
The weak post-MBA finance job marketObviously I'm only one data point but I have never received more calls/emails from headhunters for HF... 1 month 1 week
Columbia - Value InvestingNo, we don't look at that program in particular, in fact we (and most long/shorts) do not like MBAs at all and prefer those who are already working. 60% of our interviewees were from other hedge funds and another 20% from PE firms, and the rest from Ibanking/MBAs. You're correct, if you're... 2 months 2 days
Columbia - Value InvestingWe have considered hiring an intern who is in this program, but have communicated very clearly there is 0% for a full time offer. Long/short concentrated fund and we still prefer those with prior relevant financial experience (PE or HF). You can still make it without prior experience, but... 2 months 2 days
F*&King AnalystsI had horrible 1st year analysts and interns work under me and none of them were as bad as you describe or would ever talk back in that manner. This is why you don't go from a BB to a boutique. You have no one to blame for the shit talent but yourself. 2 months 1 week
How gay are bankers?How can there be 100% equity if there are only 30 shares? 2 months 1 week