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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... 1 year 9 months
Credit AnalysisHaving 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... 2 years 1 month
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 2 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 years 7 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. 5 years 6 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 6 years 11 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... 7 years 4 months
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... 7 years 5 months
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 http://nytimes.com/dealbook?dlbk&emc=dlbk 7 years 6 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. 7 years 7 months

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Not entirely sure why this is confusing for you...Not entirely sure why this is confusing for you but the majority of reputable PE shops kick you out at the junior level and it is expected that you will attend a top b-school program if you want to re-enter the industry in a career track type role. Also, most EMBA programs have lower admissions... 1 day 7 hours
When I interview candidates who will be working...When I interview candidates who will be working for me I am most concerned with personality fit and a demonstrated interest in finance. Someone who is interested in finance would have taken the initiative to learn the basics. With that said, given that we are pulling from pools of qualified... 1 week 6 days
A negative terminal growth rate will reduce the...A negative terminal growth rate will reduce the terminal value leading to a lower enterprise value. Plenty of companies with decelerating growth rates still have value and plenty of businesses lose money but continue to exist. Try plugging in -5%, -20%, and then -100% as your terminal growth rate... 1 week 6 days
Take the Napoli to a good tailor. Otherwise, the...Take the Napoli to a good tailor. Otherwise, the Lazio with a white shirt and conservative red/blue tie is fine. Don't over think it. Just focus on interview prep. 2 weeks 1 day
Given her propensity to lie do you happen to know...Given her propensity to lie do you happen to know if your cousin is the theFatJewish? OP sounds like a miserable fck. 2 weeks 2 days
Two approaches to valuation at that stage 1)...Two approaches to valuation at that stage 1) Pick a valuation and be prepared to defend it (adjusting as you land a lead) 2). Structure as convertible debt that converts at a 20% discount to the next round Apparel is an insanely difficult business. Feel free to PM me with details as I... 2 weeks 3 days
I decided to pass on an M7 MBA as I was priced...I decided to pass on an M7 MBA as I was priced out by my mid twenties and would have had to forgo unvested carry. With that said, I have found PE recruiting to be much more difficult without a top MBA given the traditional recruiting structure of most firms. I think an MBA only makes sense for... 2 weeks 4 days
I find that having a TI-BA II Plus helps pull any...I find that having a TI-BA II Plus helps pull any ensemble together. That and duct tape. 4 weeks 15 hours
The title includes all of Wall Street which...The title includes all of Wall Street which includes HFs and quant driven strategies. There is certainly a talent war going on. Skilled/technical talent is in high demand across both industries. It's a huge ebb and flow. Again, look at admissions/recruiting data after the tech bubble. 4 weeks 15 hours
If spilling bbq sauce on your pants is cool,...If spilling bbq sauce on your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis. 4 weeks 15 hours