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Acing the investment banking analyst interviewMod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 9/27/13 Been a while since I posted so I thought I’d write in especially since we’re in the midst of investment banking interview season. I was in your shoes about 5-6 years ago, worked as an investment banking analyst at a... 124 2 months 1 week
15 things I wish I knew as a first year banking...Mod Note (Andy): This post originally went up 2/10/13 and is a must read for all those starting their FT roles I was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as a banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since I was a wee young first-year analyst in... 150 11 months 1 week
Debt and mezz fund expertiseHi, Anyone with mezzanine/debt PE experience (or something similar) and willing to chat, please shoot me a PM. Looking to get info on how deals originate, deal processes/diligence, key modeling skills, working life, etc. in advance of an upcoming meeting with a fund. Thanks! 22 2 years 11 months
CFA LIITo everyone tackling this giant menacing bear of an exam with me in a few weeks, a sincere wish of the best of luck. I'm roughly 120 hours behind my planned study hour target at this point, so it's back to banking style days until the finish. Please pardon my relative absence from the boards in... 18 2 years 11 months
Anyone with experience analyzing or investing in...This is for an upcoming interview. Any primers, etc. appreciated. Looking to get very rough basics of valuation and how analysts approach FIG companies as investments, think about risk/reward, multiples, and drivers. Thanks in advance 3 3 years 4 days
Who's in for Level II?I think today is the last day for the discounted price - anyone else tackling this bear in June? I just registered and bought my Schweser notes and qbank. ps Patrick/Andy - what would you guys think about a CFA specific forum? Practice questions, tips, resources, etc. 36 3 years 2 months
Getting hired in TorontoCurious if anyone has experience/knowledge on how difficult it is to land a job in Toronto as an American. Looking mainly at buyside and value/credit focused (think hedge funds, pensions, endowments etc.). Also, if you marry a canadian, how might that change the process/prospects. Thanks in... 5 3 years 4 months
CFA L1 doneWAAAAHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WOOP WOOP WOOP Nuff said. Later brah. 3 years 4 months
CFA formula sheet - Elan (free pdf)Any other CFA L1 hopefuls here's the best sheet I've found for filling in and drilling formulas over these few final days. More comprehensive than the Schweser quicksheet (which is also good though and worth the $29 imho). ***Note that there are quite a few formulas in the Elan sheets that are... 7 3 years 5 months
Bayes rule question for cfaQuick question for any mathy/econ guys or any of the many really smart guys and gals here on WSO. Doing Bayes rule and I find translating the words right into the formula confusing sometimes. Doing it in the tree format seems to make it a lot easier for me. My question is can these problems... 1 3 years 5 months

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Ron Paul: frgna: This is because on math,...[quote=Ron Paul][quote=frgna] This is because on math, you are up against Indians/asians/engineers/biochem guys. feel free to PM me.[/quote] I could PM you, but I'd rather call you out here on your racism. Why are you so racist?[/quote] Lol, well I'm asian so I've got a free card there... 64 1 year 3 weeks
TonyPerkis: R0bin: I use Veritas, but I think...[quote=TonyPerkis][quote=R0bin]I use Veritas, but I think for certain sections Manhattan's material is better. I hear Kaplan sucks...[/quote] got it cause my buddy used it and scored well after using it[/quote] This is one of those things that's worth the investment - if you get even just 20... 64 1 year 3 weeks
I think to put in a serious effort for your very...I think to put in a serious effort for your very best score, you need to spend about 150 hours prepping, but that's just me. 64 1 year 3 weeks
Sit and take a practice test so you can get a...Sit and take a practice test so you can get a good benchmark of where you are at and a feel for the test. I did TPR (mind you this was back in 2007) and it was alright I'd say, but ManhattanGMAT is generally considered the cream of the crop for prep/strategies. Can't speak for Kaplan. Get... 64 1 year 3 weeks
Aaaaaand just realized this is from 2011, not...Aaaaaand just realized this is from 2011, not 2012. I was wondering how you posted in the future on July 15 and wanted to see your time machine. Crap. 63 1 year 3 months
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