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David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge...Mod Note (Andy) - This incredible post originally went up October 2013 and is great info for those thinking about which types of banks to apply to for FT and SA positions Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their summer analyst stint or juniors gearing up for recruiting, October... 3 months 2 weeks
Why there isn't more diversity on the streetMod note (Andy): WSO top comments - this one is from the post in response to diversity in investment banks. "Any front office African Americans in IB?". This is a great comment for anyone who hasn't seen it. Click here to see more top rated comments You asked why there isn't more diversity on... 1 year 8 months
Giving Back: Beginning as a Contributing AuthorI’ve been asked to begin contributing as an author on this site, and given how many private messages and replies I’ve been receiving to a number of my posts within several threads lately, I was happy to oblige. Let me state up-front that I unfortunately can’t do an AMA, simply because there are... 1 year 12 months
The "log in to read more" barrierI know this is a site feature designed to promote active participation and generate more unique registered users for the site, but it is incredibly annoying to not be able to see full threads without signing in. For those of us who cannot sign in at work due to company policy regarding posting on... 2 years 2 months
Good luck to all starting Summer Analyst roles...Best of luck to everyone beginning their summer analyst gigs today. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, running off to the hallowed halls of Goldman, Morgan, Lehman (wait...), Citi, and the shiny newer nameplates of Moelis, Evercore, Gleacher, and Greenhill, may you all succeed this summer in the most... 2 years 4 months
Taubman leaves Morgan StanleyWow, didn't see this one coming. [quote]Since the financial crisis, Morgan Stanley has been struggling to squeeze more money out of its sales and trading business, which has suffered as the bank has pulled back on taking... 2 years 11 months
Kobe Loses Three Mansions + $75m in DivorceMonkeys, This topic has been beaten to death on these forums, but in case you aren't absolutely convinced of the necessity of signing the almighty get-out-of-marital-jail-free card known as the prenuptial agreement, take a life lesson from the living case of Kobe Bryant. 3 years 8 months
Inspiration : How Bad Do You Want It? (Success)How badly do you want to succeed? Do you actually live, breathe, think, and sleep for success ... or are you simply mouthing the words, going through the motions, living a very lie? This is pretty powerful. I don't like talking about my personal background here, but I found so much of what the... 3 years 9 months
Occupy Occupy Wall StreetAnyone else see this shit and think it's hilarious? I don't care your stance on the original topic itself (I'm looking at you, ANT/TheKing/bondarb), this is downright hilarious. Occupy Occupy Wall Street, join the resistance . . . 3 years 11 months
Rent an Entire Country?Saw something from Travel and Leisure in my feed a minute ago that made me double-take. Apparently now through you can rent the entire Principality of Lichtenstein on a nightly basis, or if your means are more meager, one or some of the villages therein. Read the full article here, but... 4 years 5 months


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It can be done, yes. There are people all across...It can be done, yes. There are people all across the Street who have econ, PPE, etc. degrees from the College at Penn, econ from CAS at NYU, econ from UVA (not McIntire), and the like. However, it unquestionably puts you at a disadvantage in recruiting for a couple reasons. One, you may be... 2 days 1 hour
I hate these sort of things but this caught my...I hate these sort of things but this caught my eye and I'm on a layover ... Apply everywhere. If you don't get into the sort of school you like best, there's really only one option. Crush it academically your first semester. This means a 4.0, no holds barred. Ideally you would pair that with a... 3 days 7 hours
I gave +1s both to the original post and Dingdong...I gave +1s both to the original post and Dingdong's reply. First off, breathe. Let's look at the upside. You are alive; even though you feel like happiness, sanity, and control are all slipping away from you, you have the privilege of drawing breath every second anew. You are self-aware; you... 6 days 9 hours
mergersandacquisitions78: Since time immemorial...[quote="mergersandacquisitions78"]Since time immemorial, young monied men have enjoyed the bawdy pleasures of the city. Your respectable 1920s Morgan's and Schiffs and Lehmans and Dillons were almost certainly living it up in an 1890s Bowery cabaret when they were younger.As far as bankers go today... 6 days 10 hours
Tone is so hard to read over text. It came across...Tone is so hard to read over text. It came across to a lot of people in the industry as tasteless (and people not in the industry obviously loved the extra ammo to hate the Evil Incarnate Succubus that is Wall St.), but anyone who's been through an analyst program knows the humor that's the basis... 1 week 4 days
We need more people at this level of seniority on...We need more people at this level of seniority on here. Whatever's caused the spike in "I'm here to give back after a 15-year career" posts this month, I'm happy. +1 2 weeks 5 days
Generally you'll see people putting this on...Generally you'll see people putting this on LinkedIn if they're at a firm that allows analysts to stay a third year. "Senior analyst" denotes that you finished the two-year program, and though you aren't yet an associate, you have more responsibility than the guys three months out of school... 2 weeks 5 days
Don't overthink it. You received an offer and...Don't overthink it. You received an offer and accepted it. Paperwork should follow within 1-2 weeks. There's an administrative team built to handle all the non-investing functions: investor relations, accounting, legal, HR, etc. Most places tend to view these functions as cost centers (rather... 3 weeks 6 days
Cross-posting below my answer to a very similar...Cross-posting below my answer to a very similar question asked ~3 months ago (where the poster wanted to know how to develop a track record that would allow him to begin gathering assets). In your case, you need to begin a track record, something that other poster was ahead of you on. This... 3 weeks 6 days
No, this is not normal from my experience. I have...No, this is not normal from my experience. I have seen some retail-facing wealth management staff put things in their 'Summary' section like "Views are entirely my own and do not represent the opinions of my Firm" or something similar. I have never heard of having to give over access to your... 1 month 5 days
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