User Info

Profile Completion

Subscriptions & Roles

  • Official Monkey
  • Certified User
  • Company DB Subscription
  • Official Blogger
  • Annual Comp Report Access

User Tracker

Login / register to send SanityCheck a private message.


Preview Freshness
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... 3 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... 1 year 1 month
Prospect CapitalJust wondering if anyone has any insight in culture, dealflow, mobility, and thoughts on Prospect Capital. Thanks! 1 year 1 month
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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 months


Preview Freshness
Definitely not Stern. Go talk to some alums and...Definitely not Stern. Go talk to some alums and you'll understand how cutthroat it is for banking. You'll want to kill yourself after one general info session where you see tons of desperate asians and indians clamoring for facetime and just dying to ask stupid questions such as "Do you think it... 1 week 5 days
It's cute if you think banks do this to "boost"...It's cute if you think banks do this to "boost" morale. Everything the bank does is financially worth it to them, including the meal which is usually charged to a client. By law, organizations have to give a dinner break at some point during a 18 hour workday. Imagine hundreds of analysts who... 2 weeks 1 day
Not saying you're wrong but I'd love to see a...Not saying you're wrong but I'd love to see a source for that median AUM #. IMO, no legit shop starts with less than $25mm of seed nowadays. Plenty of funds around me get up to ~$100mm within two years and then it's make or break after that whether you go to $0 or you're up to $300mm-$500mm... 2 weeks 5 days
The first step to any hedge fund ever is creating...The first step to any hedge fund ever is creating a thread on WallStreetOasis asking about how to start a hedge fund. 3 weeks 6 days
Lots of red flags. 3.5 years with minimum startup...Lots of red flags. 3.5 years with minimum startup capital doesn't make any sense. Also, it's just my opinion but long only is a shit strategy. Even the smartest revolving door fund out there with that strat has its issues (SPO Partners). He should've netted 100% in the past 3.5 years from this... 4 weeks 1 day
Something I've always been curious about, why do...Something I've always been curious about, why do most sell-side analysts give new management (i.e. after a change, firing, activist event) a pass for just about anything? Is the bank forcing you to do this or are you all just afraid of deviating from the standard and pissing off the new guy in... 1 month 4 days
Moelis or Citi.Moelis or Citi. 1 month 4 days
Look at the strategy first. No one at...Look at the strategy first. No one at Bridgewater is actually doing real meaningful work, which is quite well known. DE Shaw recruits from ugrad, 90% for back office. Did you look into what type of strategy it is? No PM I've ever met was a trader (long/short fund). Don't know why I bother... 1 month 2 weeks
Obviously banking. And many top analysts can...Obviously banking. And many top analysts can leave for a top HF after 1 year of banking, there's no set recruiting schedule like there is with PE. Go talk to any of the top 5 headhunters and they'll tell you. 1 month 2 weeks
WallStreet Prep Master Financial Modeling