| Books on 3G or PE operations/mgmt?Any suggestions on good books that effectively function as case studies about ruthless cost-cutting by PE firms / actually creating value through operational changes? Looking for some inspiration. There are a few books about 3G but not sure how good any of them are.|| 1 month 2 weeks|
| 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...|| 7 months 3 weeks|
| 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 2 months|
| 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 4 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 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?|| 2 years 3 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)|| 3 years 2 weeks|
| 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.|| 3 years 2 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 5 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 6 months|