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Investment Banking 2014: 6 Things To Know For MBAsMod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this post originally went up on 9/22/14. This comment was originally posted in The decline of MBA OCR 1. IB is expanding off its "bottom-out" following the crisis; However, this expansion is heavily weighted towards industry groups that cover... 2 months 52 min
Air Travel EtiquetteBusiness Air Travel. Whether you work in IB, PE, HF, Sales, Real Estate Development or a F500 role, travelling for your job soon becomes one of the realities of life. Those of us who have done it extensively will know that travelling for business is a whole different animal than heading to... 1 year 9 months
Housing in New York CityI am having an issue finding housing in NYC and was hoping for some advice for my fellow monkeys. Here is the basic issue: I start training for my FT associate role at the end of August, but my wife is not planning on moving to NYC until sometime in the early spring (mid-March, most likely).... 3 years 4 weeks
Looking For Test Prep Materials: Series 63 and 79Looking for study materials for the Series 79 and Series 63. I would prefer them to be in electronic form (pdf) but hard copies will work as well. Anyone able to hook me up? Thanks a lot for your help.... 3 years 1 month

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Ok, just to set the record straight here as I am...Ok, just to set the record straight here as I am sure some of the responders above do not work in BB IBD and are not active in recruiting both for their particular groups as well as for their particular schools. 1. IB is expanding off its "bottom-out" following the crisis; However, this... 10 months 3 weeks
I have seen about a $10k haircut I have seen about a $10k haircut 10 months 3 weeks
What about associates at GS? I have a possible...What about associates at GS? I have a possible opportunity to lateral there and was wondering about comp... 10 months 3 weeks
There is a possibility this list is accurate, as...There is a possibility this list is accurate, as it is heavily driven by MLP-based revenue (debt/equity/M&A); The three banks at the top are the undisputed top MLP banks with Barcap edging out BAML by a nose and C a distant third. 11 months 16 hours
A "Big Johnson" T-Shirt to go with your jorts is...A "Big Johnson" T-Shirt to go with your jorts is also a nice touch. It really screams professionalism! 1 year 1 month
Investment Bankers = Deal Makers PWM = Sales...Investment Bankers = Deal Makers PWM = Sales people Not that it's bad, but it's just a different world. PWM folks do not go and meet face-to-face with CEOs and CFOs. 1 year 2 months
Take note, all readers.... The world is a very...Take note, all readers.... The world is a very dangerous place. Those of us who are lucky enough to live in the U.S. / Western Europe / Parts of Asia should think about how lucky we are to live there and how safe it is, especially by comparison. Of all the time I lived in NYC, I never once... 1 year 2 months
If you think there are bad office politics and...If you think there are bad office politics and too many BS meetings in IB, just wait till you get to F500. 1 year 2 months
Short Answer: PE shops want the skill set you...Short Answer: PE shops want the skill set you learn/develop as an analyst It's the same reason why even the highest baseball draft picks who get multi-million signing bonuses still slug it out in the minor leagues for a couple of years. Why hire some kid out of undergrad when you can get the... 1 year 2 months
Since I used to fly for a living, I will go ahead...Since I used to fly for a living, I will go ahead and weigh in. The best way to do it if you have no experience is to take 3 weeks, or so vacation and go to one of those all-inclusive flight academies. Most are in Fla or Az or Tx. Not sure how much it will be to get you through your private... 1 year 2 months