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How difficult is it to break into AM with a...Obviously this depends on a number of factors but on a relative basis (compared to IB, PE, etc.) how difficult is it to transition from say mid-level PE (non-MF but well-known successful deals) to a top AM firm based on the following assumptions: - CFA - competitive GPA at target/semi-target... 5 2 years 5 months
Credit Analysis - Various debt instruments Having worked in PE I am very familiar with various debt instruments, traditional credit analysis, coverage/leverage ratios, covenants, collateral, etc. but do any of you guys work in a role that requires daily credit analysis? Can you recommend any credit analysis texts and/or provide me with a... 10 1 week 1 day
Any of you guys work at a BDC or in secured...Any of you guys work at a BDC (or other entity) that focuses primarily on secured lending? If so, please shoot me a quick PM. Thanks. 2 years 9 months
Are you a Value Investor (Aswath DamodaranPatrick and Mods, I was in the middle of reading a great post about Apple as a value investment by Professor Damodaran that appears to have been removed due to spam. Can we please get this re-posted? We should be so lucky as to have one of the greatest corp finance/valuation professors in the... 2 3 years 2 months
NYU Part-timeWhat is the board's perspective on part-time programs such as NYU or Chicago? Do part-time programs carry any clout? Do these schools place well in the world of finance assuming you come from a relatively strong background in the field you anticipate pursuing. 7 6 years 2 months
Goldman will merge with Wells FargoDespite what they are saying about the stand-alone business model on the earnings call Goldman (and MS) will inevitably have to merge... Goldman Wells within the next year 4 7 years 7 months
What if you hate modeling?I have been doing PE for 2.5 years and have done quite a bit of modeling (LBO, merger, operational, etc.). I am not particularly good at it nor do I enjoy it very much. Are there any finance related jobs that do not involve extensive modeling as I would prefer not to sit behnid a computer screen... 19 8 years 2 weeks
Finally the market is giving credit to...My very undiversified PA portfolio consists of i-star (SFI) and Dillards (DDS) both of which deserve the credit they are getting in today's rally. Last week Chuck Jaffe of Market Watch called i-star the Stupid Investment of the Week Big yield, bounce-back potential aren't enough to make this... 1 8 years 3 weeks
SPACs - $300 M to burn...with a catchAfter having issued a SPAC several months ago I found this article in DealBook this morning to be entertaining. Certainly worth a read... DealBook: $300 Million to Burn, With a Catch 3 8 years 2 months
Soccer in the city...Does anyone know of any pick-up or open-run indoor places in and around the city?  Someone PM'd me with some general info on this topic but I was wondering if anyone else had any insight.  Have a good weekend. 3 8 years 3 months


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If I recall, FRA is 3 study sessions out of 18...If I recall, FRA is 3 study sessions out of 18 and only 2-3 readings per study session so you can design a quiz that targets only 2-3 reading sections at a time. I agree that the one study session with pensions, multinationals, etc. is a pain but if you do all the EOC questions and a few random 20... 39 3 weeks 3 days
Seems like a huge waste of time. Schweser Q bank...Seems like a huge waste of time. Schweser Q bank allows you to generate quizzes based on 18 study sessions and you can change the level of question difficulty under advanced options. I started doing mock exams 6 weeks before the exam. How many hours are you targeting? 39 3 weeks 3 days
In the scenario you described you would get more...In the scenario you described you would get more than a hoodie. Sure, you get diluted down at each round but you continue to get a smaller piece of a much bigger and more valuable pie and if they force you out (terminated without cause) you would generally fully vest and proceed to head to the... 124 2 months 3 weeks
I dont like Tags because they remind me of high...I dont like Tags because they remind me of high school graduation gifts but the Carrera is a decent looking watch (I would never buy one for more than $1,500). I definitely agree with the Reco for a Sea or Speedmaster in that price range. 128 2 months 3 weeks
Solidarity, The general rule of thumb is that you...Solidarity, The general rule of thumb is that you should score around half your SAT score (or a 3rd for all you young kids). So if you scored a 1400 on the old SAT you should expect to score a 700 on the GMAT. Obviously, this is a generalization and can be largely influenced by how much you... 106 3 months 1 week
You only get the correct answers; no explanations...You only get the correct answers; no explanations. The tests are the most accurate predictor of the actual exam as far as content, format and generally scoring (at least relative to tests from Pton Review, Manh GMAT, etc.). Generally, they reco that you save those two exams for last but... 106 3 months 1 week
You should def check out during your...You should def check out during your GMAT preparation 106 3 months 1 week
You may also want to re-read my previous post in...You may also want to re-read my previous post in preparation for the SC section of the test 99 4 months 2 weeks
Kaplan 800 is decent and any other books that...Kaplan 800 is decent and any other books that focuses on combinations/permutations/probability etc. as many of these topics are addressed as you get beyond the 700+ level. Start with the OG books for warm-up and is a great site as well Good luck 99 4 months 2 weeks
Everyone's advice is solid assuming you surpassed...Everyone's advice is solid assuming you surpassed the 80 / 80 quant/verbal split or thereabouts. GMAT is a check the box kind of thing. If you score above 700, adcomms check the box and move on to the next item. A lot of scholarship money is driven by acamdeic background and GMAT score and... 36 5 months 3 weeks
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