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AMA - Non-Target -> Target -> MM IBD ->...Hey guys, I spoke with Andy a week or two ago about doing an AMA regarding my path from non-target to banking and beyond - so here it is. To sum up my path for those who may not know: I didn't apply myself in high school, and saw a bunch of my friends who did care about their work move on to... 32 7 months 2 weeks
BAML Says Ballmer Has Overvalued the LA Clippers...Some of you may have seen that a BAML deck related to the proposed sale of the LA Clippers to Steve Ballmer was made public yesterday as a result of the lawsuit questioning if Shelly Sterling is allowed to sell the team. For those who haven't, I attached the deck here. Some interesting... 8 1 year 9 months
Details on Goldman's New Analyst PolicyHaven't seen this posted yet: [quote] As David Solomon discussed at last week’s Americas IBD Townhall, several initiatives are being rolled out over the next few weeks/months that are designed to improve the junior banker experience. We are committed to implementing these initiatives to better... 72 2 years 5 months
Making birth date private?Patrick, Is there any way you can make it so the birthdate on our profile is private? I'm cool with giving y'all my birthday if y'all want it for demographic purposes, but I'd rather not have it be public because then it's easier to ID people behind their name. 4 3 years 3 weeks
2013 Global Macro & Cross-Asset Analysis by...Since some were having trouble with the link I posted in Bonus Bananas, I thought I would just directly attach it to a blog post on WSO. Let me know if you have any trouble with this, and enjoy! 3 years 3 months
What is considered MM?At what point is a fund considered middle market? Is it fund size or portfolio company EV (or both)? I have a feel for what people consider to be megafunds, but I don't have a great idea of where the MM starts. 10 3 years 10 months
Let's talk cloud.I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about the cloud. However, I've been using Dropbox for a couple months and I like what it has to offer. My question is this: Dropbox obviously only works if the files are in your folder. But what if my computer crashes or my little brother... 19 3 years 11 months
Zynga Prices Secondary OfferingSo Zynga is offering another 43 million shares at $12 a pop. "The offering, comprised of shares from a group of early investors and executives, will raise about $515.6 million." Thoughts? Just a way for insiders to cash out before the shit hits the fan? 5 4 years 3 weeks
Deal on The EconomistMonkeys, Thought I'd drop this tip. If you're a student, you can get a year's subscription to The Economist for just $68.85 (I think retail is $127 online right now.) Go to, the student rate version of The Economist is $76.50 right now. After putting it in your cart, enter... 2 4 years 1 month
Houlihan Lokey DCGot a first rounder with HLHZ DC coming up for summer analyst. Anyone got any insight into what to expect or the office in particular? I know they do a lot of A&D work. It's for HLHZ's Corporate Finance division. 19 4 years 3 months


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Absolutely not.Absolutely not. 9 11 hours 56 min
Congrats! Welcome to the club. You don't need to...Congrats! Welcome to the club. You don't need to leave WSO though... 10 16 hours 42 min
Can you transfer into Mendoza @ ND? When I was...Can you transfer into Mendoza @ ND? When I was going through the process this wasn't allowed. 6 1 day 13 hours
CMC, no questions.CMC, no questions. 53 2 days 14 hours
It would be helpful if you listed your other...It would be helpful if you listed your other options. 10 3 days 10 hours
2.5 hours away... I'd probably try to pivot this...2.5 hours away... I'd probably try to pivot this into a call. 10 1 week 1 day
YesYes 7 1 week 2 days
PublicGekko: As a first year analyst I'm not...[quote="PublicGekko"]As a first year analyst I'm not privy to how bonuses are structured at my level. Given the small deal team size I figured there may be a chance I could see a cut of 50-100bp of our fee.[/quote] You'll see part of it in a way because if your group isn't having a great year... 14 1 week 2 days
PublicGekko: MM in Chicago Your bonus isn't...[quote="PublicGekko"]MM in Chicago[/quote] Your bonus isn't tied to the revenue of the deals you work on like that at the analyst level. 14 1 week 2 days
What kind of institution are you at? BB, MM,...What kind of institution are you at? BB, MM, boutique? 14 1 week 2 days
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