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Building a model from an OMSo my background is M... 2 weeks 1 min
How flexible is your shop?Just wondering how flexible employers in ER are with commitments outside of work? I hope to do a course that requires one evening a week (would prob need to finish about 5.30 - 6.00) and two weekends a month. I am currently in banking and obviously that is impossible but just wondering how... 4 months 6 days
Paper that outlines investment processHey, Kinda funny one here but I remember seeing a link posted on a thread here outlining the key things to consider when analysing an investment. It was like a page of bullet points with things you should look for in a good investment and the process from start to finish. I know this is vague... 1 year 9 months
Credit fund interview helpHey guys, I have an interview coming up with a credit fund. Mostly invest in Mezz debt to fund LBO's but also some convertible bonds, AAA corporate and CLO's. I have solid finance/accounting knowledge and I love investing/markets but credit stuff is new to me as its a bit more niche and... 2 years 3 months
Taking time to travel - ACA styleI'm reaching the end of a three year training contract with a Big 4 firm (TAS). As I approach the end I am starting to think more about my future and the options open to me. It seems the ACA qualification is regarded higher on this side of the atlantic than a CPA is in the states and its fairly... 2 years 10 months
Reappraising the Big 4Disclaimer *********When I refer to Big 4 here I'm talking about Big 4 M... 3 years 1 month
Best industry for ER?Ok currently working in Big 4 Transaction Advisory....Trying hard to make move to ER now but assuming I play the long game and go into corporate finance at a F500 (while I get my CFA) what industry/sector is best. I see a lot of jobs advertised now for oil/gas ER but assuming it takes 3 years to... 3 years 1 month
Advice on networking internallyOk really need some advice here. I recently got a job in Big 4 TAS. I was delighted with this and thought I would finally get some decent experience but unfortunately the majority of the work here is based on formal insolvency cases with no analytical finance work (basically more akin to a... 3 years 1 month
Does this count as modelling?Just wondering should I talk about a certain aspect of my job in interviews. I work with distressed companies and as part of this we keep very up to date cash book models. A company could have dozens of bank accounts and these models track all outstanding cheques and lodgments and transfers... 3 years 3 months
What technicals are asked in ER interviews?Just curious about the standard of technical Q's asked at ER interviews for associate positions. I have seen examples on here range quite broadly in difficulty and I'm just wondering what standard really is required? Could people give examples of technicals they were asked at interview.... 3 years 4 months

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Blackstone M&A exit opps?Out of interest when people say sh1tty deal flow what would be typical number of deals for an analyst to work on over the two years (in terms of active mandates and deals closed?) 1 week 5 days
Building a model from an OMThanks for the responses guys. Some really helpful stuff in here. MonkeyWrench, coming from a non-RE background I have no experience with Argus (do intend to get familiar in the near future). Given that do you thinK they would give a pass and let me do excel or is it a case of know your shit or... 1 week 6 days
AMA 1st year associate sell-side credit research...Thanks for doing this! Very interested to see a day-in-the-life (week would be even better!). Are there any exit ops to industry? How does the culture differ to ER? You mention work-life balance - what is you typical work week like hours wise? How predictable is it and what are the... 3 weeks 1 day
REQUEST: Private Equity Investment CycleWould love to hear also. 1 month 2 weeks
help with the right corp dev M&A title to ask...Off topic, but mind me asking what you did instead of Corp Dev junkbondswap? What were the reasons you didn't go for it in the end? Feel free to pm if you prefer. 1 month 3 weeks
4 Reasons Why I Think the CFA Level II Exam is...Studying for L3 at the moment and really think it is the hardest. I found with level 2 there is huge depth and breadth but with enough time it really boiled down to knowing formula. Drilled flashcards hard (formula and concepts) and felt confident on the day. L3 looks much shorter but I find... 2 months 1 week
Equity Research Bonuses - 2014Pay seems scandalously low in UK compared to US. 3 months 2 weeks
Commuting and ERHope you like early mornings ;) 3 months 4 weeks
Real Estate Pigeon Holed - Regressing to banking...Off topic but mind me asking what it is you don't like about it? 4 months 5 days
Bonuses - What to expect?or 3/4 of the bonus with half the hours depending on who you talk to ;) 6 months 1 day