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LIBOR CurveIts been a while since I've had to use Bloomberg to look up the LIBOR curve for modeling purposes. Usually was able to get it from our DCM desk, plus LIBOR wasn't expected to be higher than the floors we set. In a totally different situation/market now. Can someone tell me what function they use... 2 years 1 week
the "Series" exam questionsone thing i've wondered, if you fail to pass the series exams within the first 90 days, do the banks fire you or what actions do they take? 3 years 3 months
Leaving Banking I've spent many years working in banking, seen friends lose their jobs, find new ones to lose them again, and recently found myself in a similar situation (laid off for the first time in a very long time). When is it time to leave banking / PE / HF altogether and what to do instead? 3 years 7 months
ROME - Occupy Wall Streetwhat you guys think are the chances of what happened in the Rome protests happening here? Times Square looked pretty tame compared to this.. see below 4 years 1 month
for those working or living in FiDihow has the protest affected you? how's the commute to work whether ur walking to the office or taking the subway? what are the weekends like? 4 years 1 month
is restructuring coming back?is the restructuring market coming back? curious since there's been a flight to quality in hy market, equity markets are going sideways and the other stuff (gdp, unemployment, downgrades, etc.). there's a a little over a trillion dollars on corporate balance sheets and interest rates are... 4 years 3 months
Monday Morning Blues?i dont know if its the rain in nyc this morning, but after a beautiful fun weekend, i'm coming down from a high and hitting a low this morning. getting my coffee and about to head into the office. i usually get out of my funk by listening to music and watching some of the hotties on the local news... 4 years 8 months
Confidential Information MemorandaHow many of you guys in PE, Lev Fin/Restructuring, other groups actually read the CIMs sent to you by other bankers..cover to cover? If you do read CIMs, how many of the ones you receive actually get read? ive noticed that lately that i dont even read them anymore. i just flip to the relevant... 4 years 9 months
Greatest Scams RunningI think there are some scams prospective monkeys should be aware of.. After a recent enlightening conversation with a few colleagues regarding shitty internship scams, I decided to post these scam artists.. Please do not waste your time with the following firms and stay away- Aleutian... 4 years 10 months
Quitting, The DreamHad a dream last night about quitting my job. I took a keyboard to the annoying EA sitting across from me. One of my dual screens to the third year associate from Stanford, the other to the 2nd year from NYU. Took the computer tower and threw it through my director's office window hitting him... 5 years 2 months


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depends on effort, network, undergrad, job market...depends on effort, network, undergrad, job market, investment banking hiring trends, etc. B-school is always a good route, although not in everyone's cards and not really as a measure for success on the street as well. I think its possible but as any job like financial services, you'll face a lot... 4 days 12 hours
What do you want to do? I'd suggest you stay and...What do you want to do? I'd suggest you stay and see if you can transfer internally and learn more about the business. Also to clarify the above poster's comment, lending is different than leveraged finance. I assume you are doing auto finance at the Company or another type of equipment/floorplan/... 3 weeks 22 hours
Depends on the company and the role. If you're...Depends on the company and the role. If you're going to an established or acquisitive company that has former bankers on its team (vs. industry professionals), expect a technical interview. If you have 2+ years of experience, it'll revolve a lot more around your deal experience (why did company A... 3 weeks 23 hours
keep a stack of printer paper at your desk in...keep a stack of printer paper at your desk in case printers run out of paper saves the time of running to the supply room when you can run right to your desk 1 year 6 months
anyone have thoughts on associates/vps working 80...anyone have thoughts on associates/vps working 80 hours a week? 1 year 8 months
Yup...plentyYup...plenty 1 year 9 months
network network network get as much related network network get as much related work experience as you can even if its back office at a large investment bank or an unpaid internship/externship and of course be knowledgeable - make sure you are paying attention in class and read all the resources the posters above mentioned. 1 year 9 months
Scoopbooks Stock market genius Any basic...Scoopbooks Stock market genius Any basic economics 101 book or Investopedia Any career section of a large investment bank with a structured recruiting practice (Citi, JPM, CS, GS, MS) 1 year 9 months
how in the heck did you save that much? im in the heck did you save that much? im not being skeptical, i want to really know so I can do the same. Assuming average pre-tax income over the 5 years was 200K per annum, a portion going to 401k, rent being around 30K per year (150K for 5 years), transportation, etc. I'd figure you'd only... 1 year 9 months
Glocap. The offices that usually use headhunters...Glocap. The offices that usually use headhunters though are DC, CHI, MN, etc. There are independent guys who have relationships with the bankers/groups themselves. For NY/LA, usually HR uses the website. HR there is pretty responsive if you are the right fit for the role (the hiring bankers... 1 year 12 months
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