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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro for private useGuys, I'm looking for a new laptop for my private use. I have a Lenovo for work which I really like but I still want to own a private laptop for personal stuff at home+private travel. Also, I don't feel like carrying my work pc home all the time. Anyway, as I was browsing around I began to... 6 11 months 3 weeks
Choosing post-banking career path & how you...Fellow monkeys, I'm a banking analyst here in London and I am trying to make up my mind on which route I want to go down post-banking. Unlike many others I haven't really hated my time in banking as I have learned a ton and worked with great people and even W/L wasn't too bad (of course still... 10 1 year 2 months
BlackBerry Classic - Back to the rootsGuys, what do you think of the new BlackBerry classic? It's basically an improved Bold and is obviously aimed for business users. I'm not a big iPhone fan anymore and wonder whether this might be a nice workphone.. Thoughts? 22 1 year 4 months
Winter coat suggestionsGuys, Any suggestions for a decent winter coat / jacket? Both for work and leisure? Thanks! 30 1 year 5 months
Investment Banking analyst to world traveller:...Guys, I realise that this topic is quite unusual but I still need some input from more experienced monkeys who have done this or know people who have done something comparable. Background: I am a 2nd year analyst in Banking at an elite boutique-type shop in a 3 year analyst program (common... 6 1 year 7 months
Work and private phone?Many of my fellow analysts have only one phone (usually the latest iPhone) both for work related stuff as well as for private stuff but I'm still sitting here at my desk with my two phones (blackberry for work, iPhone as private phone). I'm currently considering changing to one iPhone as well and... 13 2 years 1 month
Layoffs Watch: Barclays Barclays is following the other European banks by laying off 12,000 employees and trying to shrink its balance sheet. Thoughts? 4 2 years 2 months
Interview for Venture Capital Associate positionFellow monkeys, I have an interview with a VC firm coming up and wanted to ask you guys what I have to expect. I obviously have researched a bit about VC interviews and asked around, but I wanted to turn to you more experienced VC guys to get a sense of what to expect apart from the standard... 1 2 years 2 months
HP Envy x2Hey there, I'm thinking about buying a new laptop for private use and I'm contemplating the HP Envy x2. Is there a WSO monkey who already uses this device and can give me some insights about it? Thanks! 1 3 years 2 days
List of bank email formatsHey guys, I don't know if we had something like this before or if it is of any use but one of my friends will start recruiting this year and asked me for some email formats of other banks I worked with. The list isn't that extensive since I'm only a few months in the job, but anyway.. Goldman... 8 3 years 1 month


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A&F will be fine for DD funds.A&F will be fine for DD funds. 10 1 week 5 days
Some did well for themselves, others really...Some did well for themselves, others really struggled. The MSc alone is definitely not a shoe-in into the big firms (but some of course managed to get great jobs without relevant experience). 10 1 week 6 days
Did the LSE A&F with prior IB experience. Got...Did the LSE A... 10 1 week 6 days
BAML without a question.BAML without a question. 5 2 months 3 weeks
Would go to London, especially when it is BAML....Would go to London, especially when it is BAML. It is true that it is possible to do banking in Continental Europe and then transfer to a top-notch buyside gig in London, everything is possible as you now. However, it's much more of an uphill battle to do so than if you are already an analyst in... 11 3 months 5 days
Can anyone comment on the kind of options one...Can anyone comment on the kind of options one will have after quitting a HF after a few years and travelling for 6m? Seems appealing to me but just wondering how the way back will play out.. OP, totally understandable, agree fully with you. Life is too short to work day in day out. 20 3 months 1 week
These schools are indeed among the hardest in...These schools are indeed among the hardest in Europe, so his profile has to be quite good. Don't know what "not the greates academic profile" means, but for the good programs at these schools he has to be pretty top notch. Since you are saying engineering, you can remove LSE from that list as... 14 3 months 2 weeks
mtnmmnn: LSE, UCL and Imperial are the 3 main...[quote="mtnmmnn"]LSE, UCL and Imperial are the 3 main target universities. LSE is obviously much smaller and is focused on Econ / social sciences, while UCL and Imperial are more diversified and have very good quant and science programs. In terms of UK finance recruiting, all 3 will give you access... 14 3 months 2 weeks
Thanks for the response above, gave you a SB! Can...Thanks for the response above, gave you a SB! Can you give a flavour of the working hours at a MF PE? Same as banking or a bit better? Would love to see an average X to X and X weekends. Cheers! 51 3 months 4 weeks
Thanks for doing this. 1) Are there any other...Thanks for doing this. 1) Are there any other major headhunters for London PE / HF besides KEA, Blackwood, PER, Arkesden, Hinton Rose? 2) Any recommendation on how to make the jump to the buyside happen when not coming from GS or MS? Have been incredibly busy so far and had not much time... 51 4 months 3 hours
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