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To all the SAT nerds out there (Recent college...Hello smart kids, I took the SAT more than 12 years ago (Feels like an eternity). I want my nephew to go to a top school so that he can follow in his uncle's footstep in banking. Anyone has a study plan with the books I need to buy him to place in the top percentiles? He has 3 more years of... 1 4 days 12 hours
DCF vs Enterprise ARGUSHi - if I am fluent in the DCF version of Argus and I were to be put in front of a PC that has the newly (not to be discontinued) Enterprise version. How easy would it be for me to use the new one? A matter of a few minutes figuring out that they switched a few menus around, or more like a few days... 4 2 weeks 2 days
ACA Accounting Exams - what book to use to study...Some help would be appreciated on the below: I want my partner to potentially become an accountant in the UK (she would have to train from scratch, this is a 3+ year project). I saw there is a basic module that covers "accounting" at the certificate level. What would be a good book you would... 1 year 1 month
Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to WSO in a meaningful way in more than a year (apart from my... 37 1 year 3 months
Advice before you PM a professional on this...I don't post on this website as much as I used to, as 1) I am not a college student and don't have that much time. 2) I have a demanding schedule 3) All CFA exams have been passed... I just thought I'd make an exception and write the following advice post. If you are going to PM me: 1)... 3 2 years 5 months
Boston - Tell me moreI just watched "The Town", and I want to work in Boston one day (Think 10 years down the line). Except for pension fund management, and a certain large endowment fund, I can't really think of much out there. I only ever faced two hedge funds there, one EM fund and one event driven one, but that... 8 3 years 2 months
Why are you guys still interested in markets?I don't really go on campuses anymore representing my banks at banking fairs, so for the last 2 years I have had little contact with undergrads etc... I interviewed about 4 potential juniors recently, then decided against hiring someone without a client base. The only thing I really saw was that... 50 3 years 3 months
How to get into banking - and WSO myths...You come from a non-target? Sucks to be you You have a low GPA? Sucks to be you You want a job in banking? Sucks to be you I've been on this website for almost 6 years, and only recently re-started reading some of the posts. Most of them are pointless, but there is the odd post that will... 38 3 years 4 months
Why YOU should take the CFA - What it takes to...There is a lot of discussion out there as to why you should take the CFA, why it is shi.t, why it is a waste of time, why it is great, etc... Now I will try to explain why (IMO) you should take it: I. What it takes to pass your CFA: 1) You need to have been relatively good at University, and... 88 4 days 17 hours
If you want to quit - SOLDIER ON BOY and stay put!I was going to reply to some kid bitching about his job, and how bad he felt about being shit at it. But instead of replying directly to him I thought I'd make a more generic motivational post: It's a very tough environment, has been since 2008 when I started. After my first year I was... 10 3 years 7 months

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short_round: CMC is Claremont McKenna, FYI. If...[quote="short_round"]CMC is Claremont McKenna, FYI. If you don't know what that is, I am not sure how helpful your advice is anyways to the OP.[/quote] Advice is go to the state school because it's cheaper, and a mediocre private school won't materially affect your chances at getting a job later... 55 2 days 4 hours
Depends on the team. Investor sales can be super...Depends on the team. Investor sales can be super hot and you can make lots of money, but it's becoming harder and harder. Corpo sales you have clients that are a tiny bit less price sensitive and the deal you pull will be fewer but most likely larger. Comp it will depend on your boss, your... 1 2 days 4 hours
Are you new to sales? No one gives a fuck about a...Are you new to sales? No one gives a fuck about a sales person's idea. I would know I used to be an EQD sales. 3 2 days 4 hours
DickFuld: hansolom:In response to the poster...[quote="DickFuld"] hansolom:In response to the poster above, universities acting as a filter isn't usually so black and white, nor is the quality of student at university.You may hope that the filter doesn't exist and each individual can be evaluated on their own merits without any heuristics based... 55 2 days 4 hours
Are you an institutional investor or have fuck...Are you an institutional investor or have fuck load of cash? The only thing you'll be able to trade is MBB or whatever other ETF they have to trade the MBS market. I think you might be able to invest in CMO pools at the retail level however. Only problem is you will have no visibility on the... 4 1 week 4 days
Get some probability questions from the GMAT. www...Get some probability questions from the GMAT. www.gmatclub.com has a forum, and on it you can find a bunch of proba questions. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remember, you will always be a salesman, no matter how fancy your title is. - My ex... 192 1 week 5 days
Is Counter Strike still being played? I am 12...Is Counter Strike still being played? I am 12 years + out of high school. That's what we used to play. Nothing stellar about what you did mate, just being a normal teenager playing video games and finally kicking yourself in gear at some point 21 2 weeks 2 days
Again won't go into the dick measuring contest....Again won't go into the dick measuring contest. One thing though - can you decide NOT to do the Lauder program? This adds a lot of money to your tuition and not sure what it brings you. Don't hate on Phili - you are doing an MBA, it's a bubble. You will never talk to anyone outside of your class (... 56 2 weeks 2 days
tbid: If the diamond has scratches, then it's...[quote=tbid]If the diamond has scratches, then it's fake. Call me a tomboy, but I really don't see the appeal of diamonds. Sure they're sparkly and tough as hell and all, but in the end it's just an overly expensive rock that screams "Rob me! rob me!"[/quote] You are full of sh.t diamond can... 291 1 month 1 week
CoffeeBean: Do you have any peers who are...[quote="CoffeeBean"]Do you have any peers who are similarly leaving their jobs for startups?How do you feel about the startup scene? It seems really saturated.. I would like to do so too, but don't the capacity for now.[/quote] No- absolutely none. Except for a couple who were let go and started... 18 4 months 1 day
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