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IB to Corporate StrategyI'm a second year analyst in a coverage banking group at a BB and am going to be starting a corporate strategy gig next month at a well known F500 (consumer / retail space). Does anyone have any reading recommendations or other ways to prep for this type of role? I've got almost no background in... 9 2 years 4 weeks
Re-Interviewing with same PE FirmDoes anyone know if PE firms are often willing to do this? I interviewed with a fund that I really liked this past year (currently a second year analyst). All the feedback I got throughout the process was positive, but I was told it essentially came down to a coin toss and the other guy got it. I... 8 2 years 10 months
IB analyst. Want to quit without my next job...Been grinding for two years now and really getting worn down. Don't like the sector I cover and don't think I could do this for another year. I've heard stories about people leaving banking with nothing lined up -does anyone know anyone that's done this or have opinions / thoughts? Going through a... 19 3 years 1 week
Microsoft Corp DevCurrent IB analyst looking to make a career switch. Does anyone know how MSFT recruits for experienced hires into Corp Dev / Strategy and what the interview process is like? I've looked at a number of linkedin profiles and most people in that group seem like they have top MBAs or were ex-bankers.... 4 3 years 3 months
Huntsman GayDoes anyone have any color Huntsman Gay? I thought they'd always had a good reputation (since their inception in 2007 anyway) but it seems like there have been some senior departures recently and they also postponed plans to raise their second and third funds for a couple years. Any information is... 6 3 years 4 months
Ares Capital MarketsDoes anyone have any insight on culture, hours, reputation of ares capital markets? Doesn't seem to be much info in older posts. TIA 3 3 years 5 months
Valiant CapitalDoes anyone know anything about Valiant Capital Management? They don't have a website and there's very little disclosed about them publicly. All I know is they were an early buyer of FB and one of the only hedge funds to get in at the time they did. Anyone have insight on the culture or anything... 1 3 years 10 months
Credit OpportunitiesCan anyone speak to the work that pre-MBA associates do at so called credit opportunities funds? I'm thinking places like Golden Gate, Angelo Gordon, TPG, Blackstone, etc. that have PE practices but also invest in credit through separate funds. What types of models would you need to be able to... 18 4 years 1 month
Getting Laid Off After Already Receiving a PE...As this is the time of the year that many first years get into the swing of PE recruiting and begin to meet with headhunters, I've been wondering about the implications of getting a PE offer some time in the next few months, but subsequently getting laid off before your official PE start date.... 7 4 years 3 months
CMBS ReadingAnyone have any books or news sites they read/have read about the CMBS market? I've got a rudimentary understanding of them, but want to learn more for work. TIA 3 4 years 5 months


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I swear it sounded more normal in my head but in...I swear it sounded more normal in my head but in retrospect maybe should've left that part out... 27 10 months 1 week
Suit Supply. I swear by it and won't buy anything...Suit Supply. I swear by it and won't buy anything else. Holds up really well over time. Full disclosure: I'm a lean guy with a body type kind of like Joseph Gordon Leavitt. I have at least three different suits like this one: 27 10 months 1 week
you should look at the statistics for the should look at the statistics for the top bschools. HBS breaks it down by pre-MBA industry. only something like 17% of their recent MBA classes have come from financial services backgrounds (which includes i-banking, but also investment management, trading etc.). i would just focus on doing... 246 1 year 12 months
I'd also be interested in hearing more on this.I'd also be interested in hearing more on this. 246 1 year 12 months
I tend to gravitate toward the first school of...I tend to gravitate toward the first school of thought that people shouldn't pursue political careers for the money. As for the argument that increasing Congressional salaries to $1 million (or whatever amount) is tantamount to public financing of elections - how do you ensure that our politicians... 23 2 years 6 days
The government won't charge anyone for a rescue...The government won't charge anyone for a rescue operation because it doesn't want people to avoid calling for help because of cost. 18 2 years 2 weeks
I initially saw the position on the company's...I initially saw the position on the company's website and applied through there, but I also searched for people on LinkedIn who worked in the group and ended up getting in touch with someone. Definitely helps to know someone at this particular company as they prefer internal referrals. 9 2 years 3 weeks
Thanks man, yea I've read a lot of the initiating...Thanks man, yea I've read a lot of the initiating coverage reports which are very helpful but more curious (and concerned I suppose) about how to shift from the banking mindset and method of problem solving to the consulting framework (matrix approach, Porter's 5 forces, 4 C's, etc.). 9 2 years 3 weeks
It's not broscience, chief. Google ketogenic...It's not broscience, chief. Google ketogenic diets. Low carb / high fat diets have been proven to be very effective. 27 2 years 3 weeks
I don't do Paleo, but something similar (it's...I don't do Paleo, but something similar (it's probably more like the Primal diet) - I eat lots of fruit, veggies, eggs, meat (beef, chicken, turkey, bacon, etc.), dairy (milk, cheese), peanut butter, nuts and beans. Not sure if you've read the book on the Zone diet by Barry Sears, but his... 27 2 years 3 weeks
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