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Speaking from experience, if you have a CFA, you...Speaking from experience, if you have a CFA, you can customize your MBA coursework so there's not much overlap. You'll probably be able to waive the basic finance courses and take more electives. I disagree with the overall characterization of depth vs. breadth. An MBA definitely has more breadth,... 259 1 year 2 weeks
There are a few minor differences that rarely if...There are a few minor differences that rarely if ever matter, such as differences in consolidation of subsidiaries/JVs. But one difference that can make a major impact on some industries is capitalization of software development costs under IFRS. Ultimately cash flow is the same but it can throw... 1 1 year 10 months
Rhone is staffed and run by ex-investment bankers...Rhone is staffed and run by ex-investment bankers and their specialty is complex cross-border M&A. I haven't done due diligence on them but there's no reason to believe they're not a legitimate fund. They have obviously raised and invested institutional money. 14 3 years 3 months
mooseofplenty: I recently took a modeling exam...[quote=mooseofplenty]I recently took a modeling exam where I was instructed to assume that senior lender would provide term loan and revolver at "total market leverage and pricing." I translated this to mean current average leverage ratio and rates. I assumed total leverage for revolver + senior... 8 3 years 4 months
aempirei: Wasn't there a firewall at your bank...[quote=aempirei]Wasn't there a firewall at your bank preventing that Thunder?[/quote] There was a chinese wall as in any bank, but compliance allowed us to have these update meetings as long as they could listen and record them. 23 3 years 5 months
Also when I was in IB we had weekly over-the-wall...Also when I was in IB we had weekly over-the-wall meetings with research to talk about general industry trends and stuff. There is some synergy there. 23 3 years 5 months
Research generates commissions for the sales/...Research generates commissions for the sales/traders. 23 3 years 5 months
Multiples of EBITDA generally refer to enterprise...Multiples of EBITDA generally refer to enterprise value. Since EBITDA does not deduct interest expense, you use it to measure the total value of the firm across its entire capital structure. Looking at earnings after interest is more appropriate for minority equity valuation. 1 3 years 5 months
One year the admin next to my desk played Kenny G...One year the admin next to my desk played Kenny G Christmas carols for the entire month of December. 9 3 years 5 months
This is a really common analysis and one of the...This is a really common analysis and one of the most basic technical things you will do in PE. Obviously it's critical to have an idea of what your return will be before you make an investment. You might have an assumed purchase price (or a range of prices) and a set of exit values implied by a... 13 3 years 5 months
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