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forum deletionsThe amount of people posting and then deleting their posts after the fact is getting ridiculous. The whole point of the site is to serve as a repository of knowledge. 6 months 3 days
Moving geographically - how easy?Just curious -- for a mid-level hedge fund analyst (~5-7yrs buyside exp), how easy/difficult is it to move internationally, eg from US to Europe? (Assuming languages aren't a problem.) Seems like the big hurdle is lack of local market familiarity, but at the same time people *have* made that move... 7 months 4 weeks
Blowdown scenario modelling -- O&GHow would one go about modelling this based on public filings for a single-asset producer with ~100 operating wells and no public detail on each individually? All I know (or at least, all I think I know) is the current overall corporate decline rate and a general idea of the decline rate for any... 1 year 6 months
Portfolio companiesFor the other PE analysts/associates here, how many portfolio companies and live deals are you covering/working on at any given time and what's the typical team size for each? 1 year 7 months
Good, tough technicals to ask?I want to up the technical difficulty of my interviews -- what are some tough but fair technical questions to ask people who have 2-5 years of IBD experience? (i.e. beyond the "If depreciation goes up by $10", or "How do you calculate FCF" questions) 2 years 3 months
How would you value this?Convertible bond. Face of 500. If the underlying equity doubles in 5 years, you get 1,000 (cash or equity). So it's up 100pct. If not, you just get your 500 principal. I'm thinking this is a bond with a binary option? But not sure. 2 years 5 months
Company CompensationAm I the only guy who is pissed off by all these 0-year analysts posting their starting salary and $0 bonus? It just clogs up the site and gives absolutely no information we don't know. On another note -- any way users can add clarifying comments? Some of the salary/bonus ranges for some... 2 years 9 months
Good accounting book?Does anyone have a recommendation for an accounting reference that gives or includes a good in-depth treatment of goodwill accounting/deferred tax assets (NOLs, book vs. tax depreciation)/anything else that you need to know backwards and forwards for PE? This is for someone who has no formal... 2 years 9 months
Starting in PE...couple QsI am starting a job in PE soon and had a couple questions that have been concerning me since I received my offer. I was hoping some more experienced monkeys would be able to help out. 1) How do you guys stay organized when you're working on a company? Any tips / methods that work well for you?... 2 years 10 months


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I'm not sure you understand what minority...I'm not sure you understand what minority interesy represents. Otherwise the answer would be obvious. minority interest represents the equity held in consolidated subsidiaries by shareholders other than the consolidating company. In other words, Company A owns 65% of Company B and therefore... 1 week 12 hours
nitau_gg: Is this formula correct? FCFE = Net...[quote="nitau_gg"]Is this formula correct? FCFE = Net Income + Depreciation + Amortization - Change in Non- Cash Working Capital *(1-D) - Capital Expenditure*(1-D) Where, D = Debt ratio Source: [/quote] You ask some of the dumbest/... 1 week 2 days
jewishlawyer: If youre into food/travel/culture...[quote="jewishlawyer"]If youre into food/travel/culture, read some of Anthony Bourdain's work. He does seem like an egotistical maniac, but his writing style is prolific. Really really really interesting read, feels like youre watching his show.[/quote] pro·lif·ic prəˈlifik/Submit adjective 1... 1 week 4 days
beblop: All great responses. Thanks everyone....[quote="beblop"]All great responses. Thanks everyone. This phrase is exactly what I was thinking about: "wake up in your late 20s without a seat".[/quote] I really think that's a big exaggeration. I'm in my late 20s and don't know anyone in dire straits 1 week 4 days
Anything by Erik Larson is good, in particular...Anything by Erik Larson is good, in particular Devil in the White City and Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. Historical non-fiction but written like novels. Easy-to-read page-turners. 1 week 4 days
It's like anything else. Work at it enough and...It's like anything else. Work at it enough and you can at least be competent enough to move to another fund, and another, until you find somewhere comfortable or start getting lucky. Also, for the first few years (well, depending on the type of fund) you will not really be responsible for... 1 week 4 days
I think focusing on analysts/associates in...I think focusing on analysts/associates in networking is a waste of time for the most part. I always had the most success with senior-level guys. That was validated once I actually had a job as the analysts and associates had little input into hiring decisions. Think of it this way: the analyst... 1 week 5 days
trionfatore: E.g. can anyone answer the...[quote="trionfatore"]E.g. can anyone answer the questions in this link on the following case study? 1. Why would a company choose to finance with second lien debt rather than conventional mezzanine notes with warrants? 2. This deal was a... 1 week 5 days
No offense, but if you're asking stuff like how...No offense, but if you're asking stuff like how to compute returns on fixed income securities I question how you got this interview in the first place. 1 week 5 days
jlh314: I hate Tumi - just screams "I'm a...[quote="jlh314"]I hate Tumi - just screams "I'm a corporate traveler with no creativity." Yes, I know they are durable and functional, but c'mon, every consultant at the airport has one.[/quote] You're right, it's way more important to show "creativity" than to buy a "durable and functional" piece... 1 week 6 days