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How to find where a company's cash and ST...Where can I find out where a company holds its cash and short-term investments? I'm looking to find this information on a company I'm looking at, and it's not clear to me from its 10-K's or 10-Q's. Am I looking in the wrong place? Or could it be elsewhere? For example, even if a company says it... 2 years 9 months
Decent deal on a Tag Heuer FA Chronograph today...From time to time, people post here asking about a good, professional-looking watch for a good price. In case anyone's still looking, I just wanted to give you guys a heads up. This is ChronoShark's "deal of the day" -- Tag Heuer Formula 1 black dial 200m men's watch for $449. http://www.... 6 years 1 month
Where to find annual population state since 1990? Hi all, Anyone know where I can find a simple database or spreadsheet that provides us with annual population data by state since 1990? I recognize that some of this data is available on the Census website, but I haven't been able to find annual data going back to 1990. It's possible that there... 6 years 2 months
Asset vs. Stock Purchases?Hi all - can any of you please recommend some good reading material on the web that discusses asset vs. stock purchases? Anything would be helpful, particularly those that delve into the topic of taxation, as well as discussions about considerations of public-to-private transactions. Many thanks... 6 years 5 months
Any layoffs in private equity?"What's that? Uh...layoffs?! Don't talk about -- layoffs? You kidding me? Layoffs? I just hope we can win a game!" -Coach Mora I was curious as to whether you guys heard anything, either truth or speculation, about potential layoffs in private equity. In my case, I work at a large middle-... 6 years 7 months
Top 20 healthcare-focused private equity funds?Hi all -- I have a time sensitive project here and was wondering if any of you guys could help me out. I am looking to identify the top 20 healthcare-focused private equity funds based on a variety of metrics, including fund size, returns, number of deals done, and so forth. However, I am having... 6 years 7 months
Can someone please help me find data on...Hi all, I am working on a time-sensitive project and was hoping you guys could help me. I am looking for data on private commercial (non-residential) construction spending. Specifically, I would like to find out how much is being spent on retail construction projects on either a monthly or... 7 years 5 days
How do you track housing inventory levels?Hi all - how are housing inventory levels tracked? Is this data readily available from the Census, NAR, etc.? If not, is there an easy way to calculate it from publicly available data? I am looking for information on inventory units as well as the average number of months for existing inventory to... 7 years 2 months
Anyone familiar with Colony Capital?Hi all, anyone here familiar with Colony Capital? Just wondering - one of my friends is curious about their reputation, work/life balance, etc. but I don't really know naything about this firm besides what's on the website. Any opinions you guys could offer would be great. Thanks. 7 years 2 months
Data & analysts for homebuilding and...Hi all, I'm trying to get a good overview on real estate market, particularly in the homebiulding and remodeling segments. Can anyone recommend any research analysts or banks that do a good job covering this space, and what some of the firms under their coverage are? Any advice would be appreciated... 7 years 3 months


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Why would you hire me?I would hire someone if they can live and breathe investing, and if they have a similar investment sensibility as I do. I want to hire people are intellectually curious, have some type of process for generating and reseaching ideas, and can think creatively about how to analyze businesses and how... 1 year 9 months
Is starting at ER better than HF, from a long...If you can get a good buy-side job, take it. If your motivation is to learn how to invest, that's where you need to be. Equity research tends to focus a lot more on managing relationships between banks/funds/management teams of companies they cover (i.e. providing "corporate access"), providing... 1 year 9 months
Start-up Hedge FundsGreat posts by valueisoverrated and grosse. I'll also add that I'm curious as to what this fund's asset base looks like from Day One. If it is launching with $400 million then that's a fantastic start, and given that there are only a handful of funds in the world that do this every year these days... 1 year 10 months
Two questions from "Essays of Warren Buffett...Regarding your first question – I’d seen that passage before (it is a foreward by Prof. Lawrence Cunningham at GWU Law School, see here and also found it hard to read. Basically what he’s saying is that the CEO’s performance... 1 year 10 months
How to find where a company's cash and ST.... 2 years 9 months
Equity Research (PT Assistant) vs Commercial bank...I'd agree with FutureERAnalyst. I'm not sure what you do on the day-to-day -- if you're actually assisting with report writing, modeling, and/or idea generation, you will have much broader exit opportunities to other front-office finance roles if you stay in research. It all comes down to whether... 3 years 11 months
RBC equity researchIn the context of middle-market equity research firms, I'd say overall they ranked in the middle. Obviously, the biggest determinant of your own experience at RBC -- or any firm for that matter -- will depend on the quality of your senior analyst. However, from my days in equity research, I would... 3 years 11 months
IB (BB) > PE Growth Equity > PE Mega > B...If I were you, I would continue working. As someone that worked in a large middle-market private equity firm and now currently at a top 3 MBA, I can tell you that the hiring market is still pretty challenging and it will be tough to give up all of that income to go through the rat race of... 4 years 8 months
Rec Lettersthatsku, it's fine if they come from the same company as long as they can comment on different dimensions of what you do. however, you want to use your recommendations wisely -- if both recs end up talking about the same type of stuff, then you haven't maximized the benefit of your recommendations... 5 years 17 hours
Rec Lettersmonty09, recommendations that ask for a direct manager/supervisor normally want to have at least some level of seniority separating you, because admissions committees think that the difference in seniority makes the person more equipped to gauge your leadership potential. so, if he's an associate... 5 years 1 day