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William Blair LondonGuys, Any insight on William Blair London? Really looking for any information there is (culture, comp, dealflow etc). I know WB is a good MM in the US, but not much info on the London office.... 1 3 years 2 weeks
MM to BB LateralWhat kind of chances do analysts at good MMs (think HW, HLHZ, Jefferies etc) have for lateralling over to BBs? Also, what is the usual route for doing this? Do you work for a couple of years and then start sending out feelers to other banks? 13 3 years 4 months
Salary and Bonus London IBDHi guys, Does anyone have some insight on the typical salary bonus progression for IBD analysts in London (BB / good boutique / good MM firms). Let's assume we are dealing with a bank that's been faring relatively well (hasn't hit by massive waves of restructuring and layoffs etc) The... 18 4 years 1 month
RBC CM LondonSo what's the deal with RBC CM in London? They have a relatively new presence there but seem to want to grow in Europe any opinions on their prospects for the future? 3 4 years 3 months
HR and IB start dateHi all, I have an offer to start with a bank (circa first week of July 2012) and have yet to heard further information from HR/onboarding. When do they usually contact you regarding the next steps of the process (background check etc) Thanks AAW 1 4 years 3 months
Thoughts on RBCWhat are the board's thoughts on RBC as a place to have a career? Given that it went through the economic crisis relatively unscathed, would job security there be higher than that of other places (any bulge bracket bank I guess, save maybe JPM) 6 4 years 4 months
JPM Background Check- Quite Thoroughhas anyone else noticed the the jp morgan background check for SA is very very thorough? they require a LOT of proof and documentation. I have friends interning for other banks and they more or less just had to sign a release form giving their respective banks the right to hire a background check... 4 5 years 1 month
21st Century Human Banana Levelhow many bananas does it take to reach the 21st century human seniority level on WSO? 2 5 years 11 months
Chicago BB MD CompensationWhat do the Chicago BB MD's make relative to their NYC peers? If a NYC MD is pulling 5 million, his Chicago counterpart is pulling what, 3-4 MM? 5 6 years 4 weeks
Northwestern vs UChicago MBA CultureSo they are both top 7 b schools, and Northwestern is more consulting focused and Chicago more finance focused. Obviously both great schools, of course people will tell you to choose the one where you "fit" best. so what's the word on the respective cultures of the two programs? 6 6 years 1 month


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Jack B.: AA, Do you just not save your...[quote=Jack B.]AA, Do you just not save your responses and reset the test? I didn't realize you could do this.[/quote] i think all you need to do is re-install the test software 106 3 months 2 weeks
From my experience, the practice tests...From my experience, the practice tests are EXACTLY like the actual GMAT, both in terms of question mix/difficulty and scoring. The scoring is 100% accurate. For example, I took 2 tests, got a 740 and a 760. I got a 740 on the real thing. Also, while there are only two... 106 3 months 2 weeks
doesn't sound like BO, could be MO thoughdoesn't sound like BO, could be MO though 14 7 months 3 weeks
mhurricane: I do not know if you are a finance...[quote=mhurricane]I do not know if you are a finance major or not, but this is corpfin 101: The value of a levered firm, is the value of the unlevered firm + tax shield (additional debt*tax rate). The guy above me did a good job of describing why the tax shield adds value to the equity holders.[/... 79 1 year 7 months
passing CFA level 1 will at least signal to...passing CFA level 1 will at least signal to employers that you are interested in finance not sure that having a high GMAT will help you too much with finding job out of ugrad 100 2 years 6 months
wdz0001: anacott steal: I assume it would be...[quote=wdz0001][quote=anacott steal] I assume it would be 0 because the outcome of roulette has no correlation with the market...[/quote] Not sure if serious....[/quote] Zero makes sense. Beta is in itself a hazy concept... and a roulette wheel has nothing to do with the market. Roulette'... 8 3 years 1 month
AnthonyD1982: It all depends on the schools...[quote=AnthonyD1982]It all depends on the schools average. If they have an average GMAT of a 740-750 then they will need to admit applicants with higher than a 750 GMAT to offset your 700 GMAT. If you have an otherwise outstanding application then it shouldn't matter, but if you are scoring 50... 144 3 years 2 months
jaw1: Winning Squared: BarclaysCSJPMJefferies/...[quote=jaw1][quote=Winning Squared]Barclays CS JPM Jefferies/BAML MS/GS UBS[/quote] Why is it that BarCap and CS are on the top? Is it just the better placement or do they have overall better dealflow? And does anyone have 2012 energy league tables. Was it basically this ranking above... 45 3 years 3 months
Asatar, not a fan of upper thames street I take...Asatar, not a fan of upper thames street I take it? 10 3 years 3 months A very back of the envelope analysis - $591mm fee revenue (assume all advisory) / ~900 advisors (see link) = roughly 660k fees per head If we assume a 50% payout ratio, 330k per head Once again, very rough estimates 42 3 years 3 months
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