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Sequoia opening up Brazil officeSo Sequoia Capital is sending a partner to Brazil to set up shop there and they are looking for a "research associate": VC + Brazil - I want in! 3 years 8 months
IB Analyst Memeriding the meme frenzy here. not sure if this has been done before, but if not, then just filling out the void here. 3 years 11 months
What if...interesting video: 3 years 11 months
Dream Location for Work?If you could pick your dream place to work in (whether for your current job or your dream job), where would it be? I'd be really interested in Brazil, followed by Hong Kong (a very close second). 4 years 3 months
What music do you jam to while financial modeling?Just out of curiosity, what do you guys normally jam to when building financial models? Im not a particular fan of techno, but ive found it to have a good ring when working on mindless excel tasks for hours. 4 years 3 months
Looming hiring freeze for IBD?Had second rounds with the IBD of a european bank's NY office last week. I think I did pretty well throughout the interview process. Given all fiasco unfolding in europe, any word on impending hiring freezes? Any insight from those in the industry would be much appreciated. 4 years 3 months


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knowing financial modeling is not a prerequisite...knowing financial modeling is not a prerequisite to pass interviews, but i think it gives you a huge leg up in two ways: first, you are making yourself more marketable by demonstrating (rather than just saying) that you already know the basic skill necessary to succeed in investment banking. all... 2 months 2 weeks
haven't really heard anything about it, but I don...haven't really heard anything about it, but I don't think it's the best way for an analyst with a non-finance background to learn the basics. I was also a non-finance major so I took a corp finance/capital markets class at LSE a few summers ago but i found the focus way too academic. i think... 2 months 2 weeks
pretty good! more importantly, congrats for...pretty good! more importantly, congrats for following your dream. 2 years 9 months
Not gonna lie - that answer is a bit deflating....Not gonna lie - that answer is a bit deflating. Never understood why HR is so condescending. Here's my 2 cents on your situation: It's obviously difficult to lateral from a BO or MO role to a FO role. But it's also difficult to land a FO offer after 1 or 2 years of experience in an unrelated... 2 years 11 months
thanks for this fantastic post.thanks for this fantastic post. 2 years 11 months
the hours you are putting in are inhuman.100 hr/...the hours you are putting in are inhuman.100 hr/weeks are tough. I can't imagine another 40 hours on top of that. Is it really worth it? Only you can answer that. 2 years 11 months
interviewed for an investment bank for about 2...interviewed for an investment bank for about 2 months, then heard nothing from them for about 6 months, got a call to do one last interview and got the job. coincidentally i got another job offer that same week, so essentially gave this bank the finger and took the other job offer. things work... 2 years 11 months
Robinho: Thanks for the precious feedback. What...[quote=Robinho]Thanks for the precious feedback. What if the LatAm boutique was actually based in the US (not NY)?[/quote] he should aim for a similar base given the BB pedigree, but I would imagine that the bonus pool might be smaller - unless the firm is in gas/mining and killing it! 3 years 1 week
Kenny Powers: esbanker: -Brazil: Same as US...[quote=Kenny Powers][quote=esbanker] -Brazil: Same as US salary up to a 10% premium [/quote] Gonna have to disagree on this. I'd say ~20% discount and Sao Paulo is possibly as expensive as NYC (very possibly more).[/quote] fair enough. i did find an interesting bloomberg article on this... 3 years 1 week
depends what country your friend is moving to and...depends what country your friend is moving to and what kind of M... 3 years 1 week
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