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MS/UBS Insider Trading

The biggest insider trading ring since the 1980s... what do you guys think? Will it affect the deal flow of...

Investment Banking
"Bankers are sitting in coach"

Best of Times Is Worse For Investment Bankers Even as Money Gushes In From Mergers Boom, Designer-Suited Legions Feel a Bit Unwanted Having just scored billions in year-end bonus, Wall Street's deal-making minions ought not feel a sense of malaise these days. Over a bourbon, though, a hint of self-doubt emerges among them. Have another, and a deeper malaise comes through. It's never been easier to make a dollar on Wall Street. But behind the scenes, many investment bankers say it's hard to make a difference.

Investment Banking
Thank You Mr. Greenspan

Although Mr. Greenspan is no longer officially the Fed chairman, it appears as though the markets and the masses, still quiver with anxiety whenever he mouths off. Thanks to Mr. Greenspan and his poignant remarks, the market immediately shat on itself today, undoubtedly apprehensive about the future of the economy now and by the year's end. So will someone tell me this, I know this guy has an unparalleled repository and applied knowledge of historical economic data and market analysis right? So much so that he has to virtually issue publicly indecipherable market opinion and analysis not to induce a widespread panic on a larger scale; (as experienced to a small degree today,) but can he at least consult with Bernanke before parting the Red Sea?

Job Search Advice
Lehman SB vs UBS IBD?

Given offers by Lehman Securitization Banking and by UBS IBD for a summer internship -- does anyone have any...

Investment Banking
Banker Cribs

i'll start. this is one of the MDs from LGP's estates in Bel Air. http://www.zillow.com/HomeDetails.htm?zprop...

Sales and Trading
Official Desk Dynamics

I am trying to compile a list of the best flow desks for certain personality types and aspirations. Anybody with any kind of inside knowledge feel free to weigh in. 1. Most earnings potential 2. Greatest product expansion (which products are growing the fastest) 3. Desks that will not be automated and hence be around for a while 4. The "wild west" of desks -the craziest around. 5. Most hours

Investment Banking
Favorite Banker terms

I like "gunner," but lately I've been hearing, "rock star." It also seems like B-School must be a great time -...

Investment Banking
Which one of the old banks would you have liked to work for?

So, I just finished doing work and I am about to go to sleep. Before I do, I decided to post this hypothetical thread... The year is 1976 and you have offers to join many of the big tme investment banks at the time. Who would you join and why? I would work for Dillon Read. From what I have read about the bank, it focused on a very tight/intimate relationship with all the companies it advised.

Investment Banking
FAQs - Coherent explanation

Fellow Monkeys, For all of the Prospective Monkeys out there we've added an FAQ block that goes over some of the most common acronyms and finance lingo thrown around the forums. The FAQ section is located in one of the blocks on the lower right-hand side of the screen. Click on any of the terms to be taken to a more detailed description. I threw these together quickly so if you see any mistakes in my definitions and/or have suggestions to explain a concept or term better, please feel free to call me out and share a more coherent explanation.

Business School and GMAT
IBanking Vs Special Forces

I have been wondering for awhile what would be more attractive to Business School's. Working at a BB for 2-4...


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