| Pre-MBA PE associates - How are you thinking...Question to all the incoming pre-MBA associates and current pre-MBA associates (of course post-MBA PE associates also welcomed to chime in).
How are you thinking about the MBA 2-3 years down the line? A quick poll among the analyst class indicates that most of the places people are going to (...|| 7 months 3 weeks|
| Dilemma - Next steps post BB?Hi All -
Background - Second year analyst @ a top-tier BB in Hong Kong. Originally interned at NY BB IBD in a top group (received FT offer) but decided to transfer to Hong Kong to try something new. I am American and thinking about next steps here.
Deal flow has been weak globally, which...|| 3 years 1 month|
| Start-up without a Tech Founder? WSO founders -...To everyone with experience with start-ups -
Can a start-up be done without a Tech co-founder? Our start-up will not fundamentally be a tech-based company, rather the web will simply a platform to deliver cheap, quality information relating to a certain sector to our targeted demographic (kind...|| 3 years 9 months|
| Regrets on embarking on the "Path to..."Why banking"?
It's a question that we've all rehearsed and practiced a thousand times. It's the challenge, the learning, the people - we claim. Those factors that we don't say - the prestige, the elitism, the money - clearly factor as well. If all goes well, by the end of your refined...|| 4 years 3 weeks|
| The Age of America ends in 2016http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380486/The-Age-America-ends-2016-IMF-predicts-year-Chinas-economy-surpass-US.html
"The International Monetary Fund has set 2016 as the year China's economy will surpass the U.S. - effectively ending the 'Age of America'. It means that whoever wins the...|| 4 years 7 months|
| Chinese Internet Stock Bubble: How to Predict its...Guys, looking for some investment advice.
I bought shares of Youku (YOKU) and SINA (SINA) early on, and during the past month or so, these names have been up unbelievably (SINA has grown 400% in the past year), and Youku has doubled in the past 3 months. The past two days, these stocks have been...|| 4 years 7 months|
| Analyst: Spending 5k+ on a Timepiece - Sensible?Gents,
I'm consider indulging myself and dropping $5k - $7k on a nice watch as a graduation / pre-employment gift to myself.
Although I do have enough cash myself to buy it, I wonder how sensible it is to buy a "premium" brand-watch as an analyst. I don't know too much about watches - but do...|| 4 years 8 months|
| Entrepreneurship vs. Megafund PE MDRecently (and surprisingly) met a family friend is a senior partner MD at a top megafund (Blx, KKR, Carlyle), and that led me to wonder...
Does anyone have any clue about how much these people are paid? Just curious cause this lady was extremely down to earth, drove around in an Acura MDX with...|| 4 years 8 months|
| BB Healthcare/Retirements Benefits?Hey guys,
Just noticed something. Do analysts get retirement / health-care benefits from their BB? Nothing is mentioned in the contract...
Is it weird to ask HR about this? Specifically want to inquire about 401k options and health insurance. At what point are these details given to incoming...|| 4 years 9 months|
| Does any team REALLY know how it all works? (IBD)For everyone who is working / has previously worked in IBD...
How do you guys feel about the *huge* number of analysts and the large variety of industry/coverage teams that are now standard for the industry? For example, say you have an Industrials M...|| 4 years 9 months|