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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... 1 month 1 day
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... 1 year 2 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... 1 year 10 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. 2 years 6 months
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! 2 years 8 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. 3 years 3 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... 3 years 5 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? 3 years 6 months
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... 3 years 7 months
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. 3 years 8 months


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Dece: Why did you decide to leave IB and go into...[quote="Dece"]Why did you decide to leave IB and go into corporate development? Not knocking it at all because the work sounds interesting but it's just strange to me how people go into IBD (I would guess most are heavily drawn to the money) and then go into corporate development. I mean I guess... 1 month 1 day
patsnation: @SECfinance it's my second year and...[quote="patsnation"]@SECfinance it's my second year and I just know that I can be more productive and motivated back home. i'm sure the drop off is quite substantial between UVa and Rutgers but will i be completely shut out of higher end consulting jobs? (or FO jobs in IB?)[/quote] I'm not going... 1 month 1 day
Human Capital: Did you ever consider MBB...[quote="Human Capital"]Did you ever consider MBB consulting? After IB or while in undergrad.[/quote] Considered - absolutely, more so when I was in IB and had decided I wanted to move to a more strategic role. The thing about corporate development is that it is called something different at... 1 month 2 days
NuclearPenguins: Just to clarify, 30% pay cut...[quote="NuclearPenguins"]Just to clarify, 30% pay cut was all-in, not off base, right? Also what are your hours like right now, what was the recruiting timeline, and how did the overall recruiting process look like for people trying to pursue CD roles? Just wondering because I'm also at a MM firm... 1 month 2 days
tyleralberto: Hey, thanks for doing this.. Im in...[quote="tyleralberto"]Hey, thanks for doing this.. Im in a very similar position, except that im an international student. I have two questions: The first, what was the worst part about the transfer process in general? And second, do you think im competitive for the schools below? Hope to be on... 1 month 2 days
Sil: Why did you decide to exit to CD as opposed...[quote="Sil"]Why did you decide to exit to CD as opposed to PE or something industry-related? How hard was recruiting from a MM vs. what it might have been like at a BB? Did you consider staying in banking? Are you in NY now, and if not, did you ever consider NY? Sorry to pepper you with a list of... 1 month 2 days
McEnroe: I was in a similar position, went to a...[quote="McEnroe"]I was in a similar position, went to a semi-target state school and am now in the M&A group at a MM. I went back and forth on transferring to privates/target publics, but ended up carrying through with my original decision. Hats off to SEC on the post and success, I think that... 1 month 3 days
Human Capital: How competitive is OCR at a...[quote="Human Capital"]How competitive is OCR at a target? I feel like I would want to go to a target for more exposure to ibd, MBB, AM etc but don't want it to backfire if my gpa is 3.7-3.8, transfer student, but not a STEM major. Did transferring also mean more out-of-pocket cost for you and how... 1 month 3 days
elonfinance: I am EXACTLY in your position. At...[quote="elonfinance"]I am EXACTLY in your position. At an okay (rising) LAU (yes, lib arts university) that sends a small amount of grads into IBD/HF/ER or whatever it may be in finance. It doesn't pump out kids into IBD and it isn't the most well known school, but so far I like it a lot. I'm... 1 month 3 days
Depends on the credit profile of the company or...Depends on the credit profile of the company or if it's a BE/UW transaction. For high yield, anywhere from 1.50% - 3.00%+ for $250MM+ issues depending on if it was best efforts or underwritten. First year analyst would either be working in DCM or leveraged finance depending on the bank. 1 month 3 days
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