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WSO Hall of Fame: Investment Banking Forum The Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the investment banking industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navi...
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Cowen 2018 Investment Banking Analyst ProgramI just heard back from Cowen about ranking preferences for coverage/product/location. Has anyone else heard from them about the 2018 analyst program?...
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Moving from UK to USHello guys I am currently a final year student at a UK semi-target and trying to do a Masters in the US. I have little knowledge about target universities (apart from Ivy) and would love some help if someone had a similar experience moving from one country to the other. Thank you ...
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HK: CS vs HSBC vs BAML (all IBD SA)*Assuming* you get offers from all 3 for SA in HK, which would you go for? 1) Not native mandarin speaker per se so probably will be staffed on non-China deals 2) Not eyeing exit for now if I get to return, probably not until beyond VP... I heard BAML return rate was 5 out of 2x last year, compare...
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2018 IB Summer Analyst Recruiting Timeline - Hong Kong/SingaporeI know there's an informative megathread discussing US-focused IB SA recruiting for 2018, and I'd like to start a new one for those specifically interested in HK/SG to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding IB SA recruiting for summer 2018, as interviews have been sent out f...
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Oppenheimer - Investment Banking Oppenheimer recently opened up their applications for the summer analyst program. Very interested in hearing people's thoughts on Opp's IBD as I know they have lost a lot of bankers in the past few years. Would also love to know what their best groups are, exit opps, if they pay street level and how...
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How to turn a summer analyst role into full time offerI just got a offer for ML as a summer analyst within wholesale credit and I want to turn it into a full time offer. What are some advice and things I can do to impress my time? And, if I want to transition into DCM or ECM what should I do?...
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Sophomore Internship Offers - Which to take to impress IBThough this question may seem kinda lame, I'm in the dark as to the best decision to make right now. I'm a sophomore at a top LAC looking to land a solid IB gig my Junior summer, currently considering 3 options for THIS summer: 1. My first option is to take an offer I got from T. Rowe Price, where ...
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Miller Buckfire - Summer analysts Hi Monkeys, Question about Miller Buckfire: Since they were acquired by Stifel, would they still take their own summer analysts? And what happens to kids who might have had offers or interviews before the acquisition? Thanks, TS...
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Prereq to Rosenbaum and Pearl?As a complete newbie to all finance, would I be able to understand Rosenbaum and pearl Investment banking textbook or do I need prior knowledege? If so, how should I get this knowledge?...
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When do bulge bracket banks drug test?... Asking for a friend who enjoys smoking wacky tabaccy somewhat frequently. So the simple question is as follows: When were you tested - soon after the offer or closer to the start date of work that summer? ...
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Stifel - IB (Comp, Culture, Exit Opps)The information on WSO about this firm is a bit outdated. Can someone speak to the comp (salary and bonus), the culture, placement/exit opps (MM PE?), and what the best groups are at the firm?...
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Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros - Game of Thrones (GoT)In honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the WSO community. If the investment banks were the Houses of Westeros, which would they be? My Opinion: Goldman Sachs/House Lannister - the "old money" in Westeros and currently crushing the league tables/ruling the ...
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*CANADIAN* 2018 Investment Banking Summer Analyst mini ThreadI wanted to start a central thread where all Canadian undergrad students could comment and share inquiries, information, and concerns regarding investment banking summer analyst recruiting/timeline for summer 2018 in CANADA (Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, etc) Canadian banks: RBC CIBC TD BMO SCOTIA N...
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Freaking out about Chinese in Hong Kong IBD, advice neededSo I accepted an offer for a BB in HK a few months ago, and now I'm freaking out because I realize my Chinese is nowhere near good enough. I've never worked in HK (did my SA in NY), but decided to take the job in HK for family reasons. However, I am fine speaking Mandarin on a conversational basis ...
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Company Review: UBS AG - UBSIt's a sad experience, No happinesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. Long hours, boring people. fucked up desk aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...
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Mistake on Work Experience DateHello, I just accepted an offer from a BB. However, I realized that the resume I used for my application had a mistake on the months of one of my work experiences. What should I do? Should I reach out to the recruiter and let her know with an updated copy of my resume? ...
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Company Interview: Mooreland Partners - AnalystThe most difficult question asked was to walk me through the process of selecting peer companies and the types of metrics that you would consider when selecting these peer companies. Another question asked was walk me through the M&A process from start to finish. Throughout the interview process, ...
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How long did it take you to get hired?Hey guys, I graduated back in May from a non-target school and I've struggled getting a job. I've interviewed at big firms and smaller local ones. I was wondering what the average time you guys took to get hired. Especially people who didn't get into any of the graduate programs. ...
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How do I become CEO?How do guys break into top management of i-banks. Do you think it has to do with unique skills / abilities that they bring to the table, or is it just navigation of office politics? I'm asking because it seems that an associate can do as good of a job as board directors, except they hog millions in ...
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Company Interview: Lazard - Investment Banking AnalystWhere would you go to determine the amount of shares outstanding a company has? How would you project out financials line-by-line in a DCF analysis? Company A has $X mm of Revenue, $X mm of EBITDA, $X mm of Net Income, pays a tax rate of X% and has X mm shares outstanding trading at $X/share. Co...
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William Blair London officeHi all, Just wanted to have an insight into William Blair's London office? From what I've heard, they recently opened a second floor in their London office in the City. Deal flow (200m-1bn) is very good, resulting in very decent PE exits from their recent analysts and associates. Competitors are ...
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Business English Courses?Hi all -- I just started my career in a boutique investment bank in New York. During the last a few months I found myself really struggled with English at work. My VPs criticized me on my wording in emails, deck, memos, and I had hard times in conference calls (especially if I'm on Cross Border deal...
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Harris Williams London Have an interview coming up for an analyst role with HW in London. Does someone have an experience with them, particularly insights about culture etc.? How do they stack up against other MM firms (Blair, Baird, DC, etc.).. would be greatly appreciated!...
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How to deal with that associate?? Hello everyone, I am currently intern in a small boutique and I have some issue with an associate. I would like to have your opinion about his behavior and if you can tell me if it's pretty normal in the industry or not. If it's not normal, how can I deal with that guy? The team seems happy with ...
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Should I write "to whom it may concern " in my cover letter ??Hi If we just applied online or had no idea about the recruiter's name, Should we write that "to whom it may concern " in my cover letter ?? thanks...
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Citi Assessment Centre LondonHello! This week I'll have Citi's Assessment Centre in London. One of the parts is a "Financial Times Exercise" and a case study. Any idea about this? Has anyone done the Citi AC before? Thank you!...
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Goldman Sachs Skillset match changedHey guys, I got a "skill-set match" for an analyst position with Goldman Sachs then I just now checked again and it changed to "Resume under review". Is this a move forward in the process? or just a new name for the same thing? ...
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First round interviews for Morgan StanleyHey guys, I applied for the IBD October 14th or so, but i havent heard back yet. How long does it take to hear back from them for the first interview. I live in Nigeria so my application was for EMEA...
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Company Interview: Millstein and Co - Full-Time AnalystWhat type of restructuring do you think we see the most of? What types of subordination can occur through the capital structure? Walk me through your resume? Why are you interested in restructuring? Could you talk about structural subordination? Could you describe to me what contractual subordinatio...
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Technology-focused Financial Model? Hey everyone, I was wondering if you guys could send me a technology-focused financial model. I would be extremely grateful! By Technology focused I mean companies revolved around Tech/electronics/semiconductors/Telecom/media/internet etc....
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DC Advisory London, any insight ? Hello guys, I have an AC with DC London (graduate programme). Anyone to share his insight about the firm ? Deal flow/Reputation in the place/Best team/Culture/Exit/Salaries etc. Thanks a lot !! ...
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William Blair (London) - Help plsHow is William Blair in London? Would you intern there or in a MM Special Situation PE Found (with not chance to convert the internship in a FT offer)?...
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Company Interview: Five Rings Capital LLC - AnalystStats: Garch Arima Cointegration PCA Dim Reduction standard probability question. Not too hard compared to those of other companies like Jane Street. basic probability questions such as dice and coin toss questions. How many ways can ou have 1 fair coin and 1 coin with 2 heads. Given that the first...
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How to find Industry Specific League Tables? (Tech)Hello everyone. I currently don't have access to Bloomberg, Thomson One, or any of the other database sites like Mergermarket. I was wondering if there's any other way to find industry specific league table information -- specifically within just the Technology sector? If not, any chance someone can...
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How I can move from Financial Planning to Investment Banking? In South Africa or Overseas?Hi There. I'm a 27 year old Certified Financial Planner Practitioner from South Africa specializing in tax, investments (local and offshore) and cash flow management and have 2 years experience in entrepreneurship on the side with my own company. I've been working in the financial advisory industry...
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Debt in unlevered beta calculationHi, I am evaluating a private company. I have unlevered beta from Damodaran database and I try to convert it to levered beta. Thing is, that I don't know should I use total debt or just long-term financial debt. I am confused and need your help :D ...
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London lateral recruiting1st year analyst started at William Blair / DC Advisory / GP Bullhound, looking to lateral to BB. Not confident enough to ask analysts in the years above at the moment about this. How and **when** does one go about this? Where will these opening get posted? Are their specific recruiters good fo...
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Google or BB - How Easy to Switch from Google to IBD in Junior Year RecruitingI'm posting for a friend who received an offer from Google for software engineering but aims to go into IBD for career after grad. He is currently a sophomore at a target (for IB not for tech). To spend a summer at Google, he has to turn down a FO but non-IBD BB offer this sophomore summer. His rati...
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Company Interview: JP Morgan Securities - JP Morgan Investment Banking AnalystHow many trees are there in Central Park? How many planes land at Gatwick every day? How many people enter London every day for work? How many houses higher than 20m are there in NYC? How many people set foot in the Roman Colosseum on an average day in August? How many times does a ball get hit...
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Using Coding for Mundane TasksSo I'll be starting full time in the summer doing banking, and have a lot of time on my hands second semester. I remember for my summer stint, there were alot of tasks that I felt could have been done through code (ie. pulling logos from google, etc.). I have very basic understanding of java, but ...
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Deutsche Bank DB Achieve Internship 2018Has anybody heard back from Deutsche Bank yet or know what the timelines for responses is? Does anybody know what kind of students/stats generally get hired for DB Achieve? GPA? Experience? Diversity?...
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How do you signal women that you work in Investment Banking without telling them?Hi Guys, I know that there are women out there who are easily impressed by the money and generally the prestige of Investment Banking, but how do you show them discreetly that you are working as BB-Banker without giving them the impression that you are a showoff?...
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Elite Boutiques in the APAC RegionMoving back to Aus - thoughts on Elite Boutiques in the APAC/Aus Region? e.g. Luminis Partners (EVR)...
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Company Interview: HSBC - Summer Analyst1. What was your most recent trade? 2. Why did you pick that particular company, pitch it to me? 3. What are some comparable companies and why did you pick your company over them? 4. What are the market caps, PE, PB for the company you traded and comparables? 5. Walk me through DCF. 6. What happen...
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Taking an offer at Cantor FitzgeraldI'm a junior and my only current SA offers are PwC valuation and Cantor Fitzgerald investment banking. I'm still in talks with some BB's and EB's but if I don't get anything else, I just want to get a sense of how good/bad it would be to take it? There's nothing recent here about Cantor. I don't ca...
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Guggenheim Vs. JefferiesWhich would be a better option? Primarily concerned with culture and exits opps to PE. There does not seem to be as much info on Guggenheim Exits and the info that is out there is very contradictory. ...
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Ultimate hack to nailing IBD interviewsHi people! Are you preparing for your interviews? I am one of the founders of **The Investment Banking Guide**, which is the first app to guide applicants through the investment banking application process for internships and full time offers. The app is created by former bankers from GS, MS and ...
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Financial Advisor Route to Investment Banking?I was offered a job today at an independent wealth management company. I am required to take the 52 hour license course and test. However, I still want to pursue Investment banking. I am taking summer courses at college to further build my resume. Should I take the test, and the job as a back up pla...
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Does unlevered cash flow exclude interest?I've read two different interview guides (MI & WSO). One says Unlevered cash flow includes interest and the other say it excludes. which one is it?...
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Macquarie vs Stifel IBanking Summer OffersI got two offers for the summer and was hoping to get some insight on which one to take. The first is for Macquarie Capital and the second is with Stifel both in their investment banking group. As far as culture, training program, hours at work, compensation, and opportunities for advancement which ...
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Miller Buckfire SA RecruitingDoes anyone have any information on Miller Buckfire's summer analyst recruiting? I'd also love to hear about how MB is doing after losing a lot of its senior bankers over the past few years....
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Confessions of a former second year IB AnalystWrapping up My Stint at an Elite Boutique Investment Bank For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did M&A at one of the top EBs and work in one of the toughest groups at my firm. I do not say this as a badge of honor but rather out of frustration -- I've had notably wor...
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Cain Brothers and KeybankThoughts on Cain Brothers? Good firm to work at? Exit opps for analysts? How does Keybank acquisition affect it?...
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Guggenheim (NY) Vs. Rothschild (NY) Vs. William Blair (Chicago)Have offers from these three firms for SA. Was hoping to get input on which offer is the best. Specifically, which will have the best exit opportunities down the road for PE (have not heard much about Guggenheim exits)?...
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HELP! Interview Modeling/Financial Statement TestHey all, So I have a final round interview for a first year IB analyst position coming up next week, and part of the interview is a financial statement test and modeling test that encompasses an hour of time. Anybody have any experience with these or have any ideas what they would ask given that it...
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Summer AnalystThey asked me a question on market sizing the amount of money that the starbucks downstairs makes based on transactions from employees of the firm over the course of one business day. I was allowed to generalize as much as I wanted to and to explain a thought process rather than actually doing all t...
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Thoughts on Harris Williams, William Blair, Mesirow Financial, and JefferiesInvolved in the processes for each and would love some insight into prestige, exit opps, culture, and overall deal flow...
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Internship Offers: William Blair, Arma Partners, Gleacher ShacklockHi all, I would really appreciate any insight on making a decision to go with either William Blair, Arma Partners or Gleacher Shacklock for the Summer 2017. All of the offers are in London. In general, I am looking to find the optimal combination of the usual suspects: which firm would have the b...
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How to network when you have a job?How do you go about networking when you already have a job (and are content in your current seat)? Besides for attending events. If by cold outreach, how do you position your messages? Thanks!...
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2018 Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hirevue Invites OutWho else got this? Let's discuss. I know there was a giant thread on this last year, but does anyone have experience with Goldman Sachs Hirevue questions for this recruiting session? Please add your interview contributions in this shared google sheet for 2018 IB SA recruiting: https://docs.google....
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What is my position for full-time or lateral recruiting?Last week I was forced to accept a summer analyst offer at a middle market firm (Piper Jaffray/Cowen/Stifel/Oppenheimer/Raymond James) that I'm not happy with. I really don't want to work there full time. My goal is to work in M&A at a top 3 BB or EB. I don't want to work on the buyside and don't c...
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Strangest thing you've seen while in the RestroomI suppose the title is bespoken for :). Last week I had just finished and was going to wash my hands. At that moment the stall adjacent to the faucets opened and a woman was coming towards the sink. We each made contact with a puzzle expression. Internally, I freaked thinking I accidentally went to ...
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Company Review: Aegis Capital - Summer AnalystGreat first experience to learn about investment banking and everything that comes with it. I got this role through a family connection. Overall, was a great way to get real finance experience.. Was only paid minimum wage as the company is relatively small and pinches pennies. Would have loved to ge...
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dbAchieve 2018 Sophomore Program MegathreaddbAchieve is Deutsche's sophomore program. Applications for corporate finance (IB) were due October 29th. The other's are due this month. If anyone here's back about anything, post here! Good luck....
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Valuation of Cross Listed CompaniesHi guys, how would you go about valuing a company cross listed on multiple stock exchanges? Should you take the share price in their primary market, or average/adjust for the multiple prices? Thanks!...
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sophomore with gpa 3.3 at a semi-target, transfer to reset gpa?Majored in math and did not do well in freshmen year, I switched to the business school. Although the GPA is now improving, I feel that it would not be high enough to land a finance internship in the upcoming summer. I wonder whether I should take the time and energy to transfer to a relatively lowe...
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Capital Markets to PEI'm looking to gauge the possibility of lateraling to private equity from a capital markets analyst role. I'm sitting on an offer from a BB firm in a non-NY finance city, in which placement would be likely on the DCM side. I figure you have to work pretty hard to overcome the lack of modelling. But ...
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2018 Sophomore Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageIt's that time of year again, wasting countless hours trying to get into a BB sophomore banking internship. Don't worry all the hard work will hopefully at least get you into a boutique internship this summer. Best of luck and here are some of the sophomore diversity/non-diversity programs and recru...
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On the off chance Investment Banking doesn't work out for meHey guys, I’m currently a Junior majoring in Finance at DePaul University in Chicago. It’s a decent B-school if anything maybe even C. This research should have been done a lot earlier, but untill recently I’ve been a subpar student and wasting my life away. I’m ready for a change now. I ma...
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Investment Banking first or small Hedge Fund?I have an option to return to a BB (think GS/MS/JPM) Investment Banking analyst coverage job full-time next fall after graduation, but also an option to start at a junior analyst level at a small (...
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London IB 2018 Summer Internship Discussion So I’m quite new to this site, but one of the reasons for me making an account is that I'm looking to secure (ideally) a BB IB summer internship in London next summer. I'm currently on internship in a small financial services firm in Dublin, and while the experience is semi-good (and the pay is 0)...
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Which EBs would you choose over Rothschild London?Hi all - holding a FT offer from Roths London as well as an EB in London (think Lazard, Centerview, Evercore, Moelis). Thanks in advance! ...
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Physicist gone into finance...now regretting a bitHi guys, Don't know if you remember one of my old posts where i explained my condition. Anyway last year i was at a non target studying physics(1st year of bsc) in italy, but got interested in finance and contemplated to move to a target: i was admitted to the target school of my country. So now i ...
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Accepted lateral offer, but getting interviews for bigger BBs after: what's the best approach?Hi all, I worked at a small boutique as an analyst for a year: if i were to accept a lateral offer at a bigger regional bank but then receice interviews for tier 1 BB banks... what's the best approach here? Any tips would be appreciated. The interviews would be for my dream banks but I also don't w...
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BlackRock ACS vs Citi S&T? Hi there, I am fortunate to land internship offers from Citi S&T and BlackRock Aladdin Client Services recently. If my end goal is to work in portfolio management, which position should I go for? I was told that BlackRock has great internal mobility so I'm wondering how easy will it be to transfer f...
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J.P. Morgan We See Ability Summer Analyst Program Has anyone participated or knows about the "We see Ability Summer Analyst Program" by JPM? I have an invitation for a super day for said program next week and I was wondering if anyone could share some insight about experience/potential questions/ roles etc. Your help is greatly appreciated....
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Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV ExampleAttached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template for undergraduate students, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in investment banking. For those of you looking to make sure your CV format is ...
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Raymond James Life Sciences vs. Piper Jaffray Industrials? Associate level hire, career change via MBA. 2 different opportunities. Raymond James is in San Francisco and Piper is in Minneapolis. End goal? not sure, but corporate development or maybe small PE shop (not mega-fund). Also considering career banker trek given the pros to sell-side M&A. ...
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Company Interview: Barclays - Spring AnalystThe interview was a situational based assessment where Barclays brings you through a day to day life in investment banking. The questions were mainly to assess how you would interact with your peers, superiors and clients. It also tested on your ability to craft follow up emails within a limited tim...
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2018 FT/Off-cycle London Recruiting Timeline Megathread***UPDATED AS OF 10/11/2017*** Title says it all - the 2018 FT IB mainly covers the US schools so I thought I'd start one for London ones. BBs: Goldman: Open (apparently had to attend an August networking invite, apparently offers are out) JPM: Open - received email saying that my application wa...
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HSBC London Global Banking Top GroupsHi y'all, Got an offer to join HSBC for the Summer. Just wanted to ask what the top groups at HSBC are. Heard a lot about Financing e.g. LevFin and Infra (due to the large balance sheet). Any other opinions? Thanks! ...
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HSBC Job SimulationHas anyone done their job simulator for HSBC? could you possibly tell me what does it entail? Thanks ...
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2018 *Elite Boutique* Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PagePost updates on interview notifications, first rounders, and super days here. Evercore Lazard Centerview Moelis Perella Weinberg Partners PJT Greenhill Guggenheim Houlihan Lokey Rothschild Jefferies ...
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Summer 2018 Citigroup Summer Sophomore Leadership Program Hey guys, I just got an e-mail from Citigroup replying to my submitted application for the Sophomore Summer Leadership Program. It is just asking "to preference your business line of interest." I'm assuming the fact that I got an e-mail back is a good thing. Did a lot of people get this, or is th...

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