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Harrassing/spam PMsAm I the only person getting *tons* of bizarre/harrassing/spam PMs from users with names like lavenderpony, sky blue pony, [insert color here] pony? It's actually ridiculous, on the order of 10-20 messages over the course of a few minutes. And I can't block because whoever it is keeps signing up... 5 months 2 days
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. 1 year 6 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... 1 year 2 months
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... 2 years 3 weeks
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? 2 years 1 month
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 10 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 11 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... 3 years 3 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... 3 years 3 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?... 3 years 4 months

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D. Gonsalves Salazar: I think most people would...[quote="D. Gonsalves Salazar"]I think most people would have heard of Insead[/quote] Ok, aside from INSEAD or maybe HEC 13 hours 59 min
It's not really my space but is whole loan...It's not really my space but is whole loan portfolio really that niche? Thought a lot of larger funds did this stuff. 1 day 5 hours
Are they well-rated? I have no idea, because I've...Are they well-rated? I have no idea, because I've never met anyone here from a French business school. So while I can't say how well regarded they are, I can say that probably answers your second question. If I had to hazard a guess, most people probably make an intermediate stop in London if... 1 day 5 hours
Once you have calculated available cash to pay...Once you have calculated available cash to pay down the drawn portion, you can just throw in a % toggle of how much of that you want to use to pay it down. It really depends. A lot of people will model it being paid down for PE/LBO purposes, but in the real world there are hopefully higher/... 3 days 11 hours
This has been speculated/thrown around for a...This has been speculated/thrown around for a while; not surprised it's come up again. 5 days 5 hours
Mephistopheles: He never asked which scenario...[quote="Mephistopheles"]He never asked which scenario yields a higher chance. He simply asked if it was possible. Anecdotal evidence may be just that, but I believe someone who comes here to ask is looking for such real world responses. Your assumption is also that B-school will land him an IBD... 6 days 6 hours
I'm glad everyone is using anecdotal evidence to...I'm glad everyone is using anecdotal evidence to encourage this guy to invest hope and time into getting an IBD job now when the odds would be multiple times better were he to take 2 years to go to a top business school. It's actually mind-boggling that: a) anyone thinks this kind of anecdotal... 6 days 6 hours
LiamNeeson: mrb87: mrvoodoo1:I'm in my mid-...[quote="LiamNeeson"] mrb87: mrvoodoo1:I'm in my mid-twenties and im currently in my penultimate year of my undergrad degree and will be working as an SA in London in IBD, I had to wait around 3 years before I went to university as my country had mandatory conscription hence why I'm quite "old"... 6 days 13 hours
I would think if you're a senior analyst at a...I would think if you're a senior analyst at a large well-regarded shop, compensation is fair game to discuss/seriously negotiate once you get into later interview stages. So you tell us when you get there. 6 days 14 hours
mrvoodoo1: I'm in my mid-twenties and im...[quote="mrvoodoo1"]I'm in my mid-twenties and im currently in my penultimate year of my undergrad degree and will be working as an SA in London in IBD, I had to wait around 3 years before I went to university as my country had mandatory conscription hence why I'm quite "old" going into IBD but its... 6 days 14 hours
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