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Black or Brown Shoes w/Navy SuitsIf you have a solid Navy suit, is there a rule of thumb for when to wear brown vs. black shoes dress shoes? Does it depend on shirt or tie color? Before someone says it, there are plenty of threads. However, none that definitively provide an answer to my question. Just tryin' to look great... 2 months 6 days
Rolling Suitcase for GarmentsAnyone have any suggestions for rolling garment carry-on suitcases? Been on a few longer (week) trips lately and can barely get my current shoulder garment bag closed (multiple suits, shoes, etc. don't fit well in the simple folding bags). Was looking at a couple by Tumi and others, but wasn't... 3 months 2 weeks
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Adjustments as a % of Pro Forma EBITDACurious if any experienced guys in IB have seen a deal where a significant portion of Pro Forma EBITDA (call it 40-50%) is adjustments or add-backs? We recently signed up a new deal where that is the case and we have properly diligenced each item and only taken what we feel comfortable with,... 9 months 1 day
AE Park Avenues on sale now @ NordstromBeing as it is a classic shoe and the site's favorite, I figured I would give you a heads up. After ordering two pairs for myself, of course. Dark brown and Black only. Happy shopping. 1 year 2 weeks
Chicago guys... Portillo's rumored to be...This is going to be Piper's best M... 1 year 1 month
JPM seeking $5 billion for One Equity PartnersAny thoughts on who potential buyers could/would be? 1 year 6 months
Are there any sites similar to Financial Times...Looking for a semi-exclusive site where I can peruse research reports (sell side, macro, whatever). Not looking to pay as we have access to some free ones through CapIQ, but more specific asset focused. I enjoy reading and keeping up with global macro trends and until recently, Alphaville was a... 1 year 6 months
Bachelor Party Suggestions - Need help!Throwing a BP for a friend and I cannot decide on the best place to have it. He wants one "off the beaten path". Looking for: 1) Boating (Lake or Beach) 2) Golf 3) Has to be in the U.S. (two internationals need to stay in order to renew Visa/obtain citizenship) 4) Needs to be easily... 1 year 6 months
Lehman Brothers acrylic plinth from 2000... a...Saw this on reddit and thought there would be plenty here that would find it amusing. Perhaps @"DickFuld" would like to comment? 1 year 6 months


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Understanding what investment banking is would be...Understanding what investment banking is would be a good idea before asking dumb questions. 1 week 4 days
Depends on your corp dev group IMO. Some enjoy...Depends on your corp dev group IMO. Some enjoy the corporate lifestyle while others are quite intense. If you work a fair amount of hours per week and develop an expertise in an industry vertical, I think it would be possible. The CD guys that our group has passed on were those that were trying to... 2 weeks 5 days
Internal transfers are tough, but I would push...Internal transfers are tough, but I would push for DD/TAS or Bval --> Corp Fin. Then you have some leverage for MM shops. Otherwise, focus on smaller boutiques. 3 weeks 6 days
Not great. Known as a project finance shop and...Not great. Known as a project finance shop and consultant more than an IB. Deal flow is weak and limited to energy, specifically renewables. 4 weeks 4 hours
Here's a good question for your interview... ask...Here's a good question for your interview... ask them why they exited HFG at a time when the sector is booming? 1 month 1 week
In your scenario... Cost of Equity goes up, Cost...In your scenario... Cost of Equity goes up, Cost of Capital goes down 1 month 3 weeks
Depends on the tasks/responsibilities. If the...Depends on the tasks/responsibilities. If the analyst is more charged with monitoring the portfolio and checking payment timing, default, covenants, etc. then no. If it is more PM, where you are running models to determine exposure, expected returns, etc. then yes. Which do you believe it is? 1 month 3 weeks
I'm not a fan. I'm not a fan. 1 month 3 weeks
Lone Star is the hedge fund that acquires assets...Lone Star is the hedge fund that acquires assets. It is not PE. HA services loans acquired by LS. Therefore, HA is more MO. Its strategy is more geared towards passive investing, not active (loan to own). 1 month 3 weeks
Not for our firm. Last time, we were able to...Not for our firm. Last time, we were able to negotiate another seat down to $12,500. Perhaps it is cheaper on the buy side since they want that data. 2 months 1 day