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WSO Hall of Fame: Investment Banking Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

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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M&A Shop or Boutique IB

521banker

For a summer analyst spot, would you guys recommend an m&a shop thats pretty much a business brokerage (but will be much more hands on and better learning) or a small regional boutique ib (would not be as good of a learning experience and the deal flow is not always the best). This would be for post...

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Aleutian Capital Update?

AM2IB

Recently came across this firm but saw some horror stories on WSO when comparing to other boutiques. Any update on Aleutian?...

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State Department of Banking Internship ??

Ineedajob1903

Hi everyone, I want to ask for some advice. I might be given the opportunity to have a Fall internship at my State's Department of Banking, Securities and Investments Division. I wonder how this experience will look on my resume. I want to break into IB either after graduation (Graduating Fall 2020...

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What do do this summer? No internship, some free time.

miquelj

Hey, I have some free time this summer, so I would like to take advantage of it. Next year, I am planning to do a MSc Finance, so I would like to start my preparation for the recruiting session. What would you recommend me? Would it be a good use of my time? I have thought about the WSO courses ...

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2020 Summer internship

drizzykangaroo

Hey Guys, Hoping the WSO community can give me advice on how to secure an internship for next summer (2020). I'm a rising junior at a top ten school with ~ 3.55 gpa. However, I am a transfer and had a 3.8 gpa at my previous school. Haven't done much networking in the past. In the past, I had been...

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TN-1 Visa with CPA

Mountain_Monkey

Looking at potentially moving from Calgary to Houston for Energy IB/PE roles (currently working in Calgary for an Energy IB). I previously worked in the Big 4 and am about to qualify for my CPA. Understand given the current climate that a number of employers are no longer keen on sponsoring new hir...

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What To Do? - Ghosted By HR Contact After Phone Screen

NYU

I recently had a phone screen with a large institution to potentially come in and interview for a Corp Dev/Strategy role. The phone interview was with a 'Talent Acquisition' professional. I thought it went well despite his lack of understanding about the IB product I worked on and how well it fit wi...

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BAML Investment Banking 2020 Summer Internships

deboraha

Hey everyone, I was recently checking through Bank of America's website and noticed the internships arent open yet. Any idea on when the 2020 IB summer internships open? P.S- I attend a really non-target school Also, any suggestions on any other IB internships to check out will be greatly appreciat...

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I have a poor GPA... Investment Banking Interviews

outofoffice

How do you explain your poor grades to your employer during interviews? I have an anxiety problem during examinations and my mind will go blank when it's really bad, especially simple things when my peers flip their scripts and complete at a faster pace seamlessly when compared to me. I usually per...

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Full-time Analyst: Housing in NYC

bill_ackman

What is the best place to leave as an entry level analyst? In terms of price vs. quality, what would you recommend and why? ...

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Post MBA-Associate Roles: As bad as People Say?

jmn3ye

I am a year out of graduation from a top undergrad B-school (Stern / Haas / McIntire) and working for a T2 Strategy consulting firm (sigh). The work is interesting but the M-TH travel gets old quick. Since starting with the firm one year ago, I've been local maybe 5 weeks out of the 52 total... This...

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Paralegal to IB?

kprempeh89

I may be going back to school (MBA school ranked in 20s). I have no finance experience...just immigration law experience (30 years old, Undergrad 2011 graduate). Do you think I have a shot at summer associate at BB? I took investment banking institute course and put that on my resume (hope they dont...

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Student Seeking Career & Internship Advice - Thank you in advance

Kronstadt

I’m a student at a top Canadian university pursuing a degree in actuarial science (math), but I want to have a career in Investment Banking. I'm currently in my freshman summer and actively seeking IB internships. I have a GPA on the low side (3.35) because my school is known to be tough and I ha...

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Three Factors of Increased Default Rates

YungBull

This thread covers a passage from Moyer's "Distressed Debt Analysis" on similar events that have coincided with periods of high default rates. Referring to the default spike of 1999-2002, Moyer writes: [quote]While it is always difficult to prove causation, some of the events which coincided with th...

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self care routine suggestions

iturbe

I work long hours, workout, and drink lots of water but still look very tired. Looking to see if people here use products to look better after working long hours (e.g. Roll-on for puffy eyes). Could be supplements/creams/oils too. Looking for suggestions. Thanks....

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Banks where Analysts are really the bottom of the totem pole

quantgrunt

Let me first explain a bit. After reading about investment banking culture a bit, I am getting the impression that analysts are no longer at the bottom of the totem pole. Let me explain a bit. Everybody knows that after episodes with junior bankers (some overworking to sadly the point of death) perk...

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Boston Investment Banking

non target jared vennett

I want to be in Boston and I also want to work in investment banking. I know teams tend to be smaller in Boston, and was hoping anyone here- especially those based in Boston can speak about some firms, their culture, deal flow, and recruiting processes if possible. Thank you in advance! ...

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MM PE Junior Internship to BB/EB IB FT?

rubicon367

Rising senior at a target planning to recruit FT for IB this summer/fall. Didn't take IBD SA recruiting too seriously last year, so spending current summer at a MM PE shop. How can I get my foot in the door for FT recruiting, especially given that the process is so much more unstructured than SA rec...

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Syndicate Execution Senior Analyst (Middle Office) Looking for Guidance

Jarbitrage

WSO gang - I'm a Senior Analyst on the Leveraged Loan Syndicate Execution team at a 1st Tier BB (Think MS, JPM, GS, Citi, etc.). We essentially help the LevFin Capital Markets teams and LevFin Origination with all operational aspects of a deal and serve as a liaison between the Investment Banking D...

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Best Sector for Lev Fin?

tiximity

Which sector has the highest leveraged finance deal flow? Which would be best to cover considering all factors? ...

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Canada -> US Visa Information

OffsideNewside

Can't seem to find an updated / clear guidelines on the VISA process for Canadians trying to work in the states (IB). Can anyone summarize the VISA process, and perhaps list the companies that are hiring Canadians for FT? Thanks...

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Possibilities of Lateral from Lower MM to Upper MM / EB

scott8750

Hi all - I am wondering if anyone can share insight on the possibilities of an Analyst lateraling from a Lower MM after 1-2 years to an Upper MM / EB for 1-2 years. How likely is this to occur if one puts strong effort into it? Looking at it from the perspective of gaining bigger deal exposure and i...

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Is transferring to the University of Virginia worth $100,000?

CommunityCollegeTransfer

I completed two years at a community college nearby with the intent to transfer to a target or semi-target as a rising third-year. The only school I was accepted into was UVa as an Economics major but they only transferring roughly 40 of my credits which means I would need to do an extra semester wh...

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How large are the SA classes for 2019?

TheAvenged

Hi all I was curious as to how large the SA classes are this year for some of the banks in NYC. I was especially curious as to how big the boutiques are (i.e. Evercore and Moelis) Looking forward to responses...

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Competitions for BB in the US versus other countries

red-panda-98

Hi there, I’m an international student from Asia studying in the US. Want to ask for your opinion on whether getting an internship or job at a BB or equally prestigious company in the US, especially the headquarter offices like NYC, will be tougher or easier in Asia and in other countries/ contine...

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Chances of getting into Investment banking? should i delay graduation?

KAHLIL2412

So here is my situation im currently a rising senior at a nontarget (Baruch college) 3.4 gpa. I know can graduate with at least a 3.5 and im currently interning at a boutique investment bank but im in the wealth management department helping stock brokers sell pre IPO companies (cold calls all day)....

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Ask Me Anything: Working as an Associate in Japan, Tokyo

Tina_Branford

I am just wondering if anyone is interested in learning about the work culture, financial experience, and lifestyle in Tokyo, Japan. You can also reach me in Japanese as well....

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Infrastructure Investment Banking vs. Project Finance

soup666

I am not sure the differences between Infrastructure Investment Banking and Project Finance. I know PF is a credit and lending role. It basically provides financings for infrastructure projects. But what about Infrastructure Investment Banking? How does it differ from PF? To what extend do the...

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Search terms for 10-K when spreading comps

jhd311

Hey all, I'm one of those MBA summers that everyone hates. As I'm getting up to speed with spreading comps, I've started to compile a list of word-search terms to use when going through a 10-K/Q to quickly make sure you've identified any specifics in the company as you build up to Enterprise Value...

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Investment Banking Private Placement Exit Opportunities

jwl380m

I recently got a summer analyst offer to a EB Private Funds / Private Capital Advisory Group (or any other equivalent name; think Evercore, Lazard, PJT) and was wondering what the exit opportunities were like. I have heard and was under the impression initially that modeling exposure was somewhat li...

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Networking to get from ops to FO

Gorilla_Lincoln

Always wondered what the trick to networking was? Especially trying to specifically network in a location hundreds of miles away? Currently interning in an Ops role in a southern state this summer at a BB and was definitely interested in trying other positions in the bank that I feel I would enjoy. ...

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Best way to lateral from S&T to IBD - First Year Analyst

jumpman23454

Hi all, I recently completed my first year at a BB S&T program (think MS, JPM, GS) - although I enjoy my job I am not getting the fundamental modeling experience I was hoping for. I have always been interested in Markets and came out of a non-target school with the offer my Junior year. I want t...

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Cost of Rent in Chicago as IB/ Consulting Professional

articlecreator

What is the average cost of rent in Chicago for the general areas that many Financial professionals in the city choose to live. For example, I know to live in Manhattan we should be ready to dish out close to 2000 dollars a month for a room that will most likely have to be shared. But how much would...

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Hi guys, Can you guys tell me how to calculate terminal value using Dividend Discount Model? Thank you!

Justlikeadream

Hi guys, Can you guys tell me how to calculate the terminal value when using Dividend Discount Model? Thank you!...

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Hi guys, Can you guys help me explain why we use higher discount rate when valuing a company in an emerging market? Thank you!

Justlikeadream

Hi guys, Can you guys help me explain why we use higher discount rates when valuing a company in an emerging market? Thank you!...

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Hirevue Questions

ib.indy.nd

Sorry to go off here, but I think it needs to be said. For everyone asking for hirevue questions on the post, please stop doing so. The people who took them without help are at a disadvantage bc of those who get the hirevue questions PM'd to them. If you're going into IB or any other field in fin...

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Semi-Target or Non-Target (D1 Football)

ib369

Hi all, I am currently going into my sophomore year at my large semi-target (think UVA, UNC) and I am not on the football team and it is too late to walk on here. Note I chose this school over small school d1 football offers solely because I was of the belief that this would better set me up for IB....

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Gaming and Lodging Groups advice

HotelMotel

Does anyone have a good understanding of Gaming and Lodging groups at BBs that could provide some guidance? Would like to do so through PM so I can walk you through my current role and education background. I’m looking to see how I’m currently positioned for it, and how I can better align myself...

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RaboBank a top Food & Agribusiness Investment Bank?

wallstreetmonkey2017

Hi everyone, I have seen some post on this forum regarding Rabobank as a top Food & Agribusiness Investment Bank in the U.S. Curious to hear people's perception of the bank and any insight on their NYC M&A team. (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180529005598/en/Rabobank-Appoints-Co-Heads...

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Getting more utility from Networking

ProfessionalPatagucciHardo

Currently an SA at a MM. Non target and not diversity. No alumni on street. I am in a role that I do not like and want to go in Debt Capital Markets. I have been networking heavily with current Analyst, Associates, and VP's in both the MM I am at and some BB's in the same city. I have been meetin...

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BAML 2020 SA

Sneaker-Head

Wanted to start a thread for BAML for SA 2020. Has anybody heard any specific information about interviews or the way that they are recruiting? Anything coming up? Also, curious as to how their California offices are (LA/SF), anybody know anything about them?...

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FinModel differences around the world

Mr.Magau

Just wondering if financial modeling is different in IB in Uk, Europe, Asia than in US? All you ever see is US based training which seems odd or perhaps an LBO model is the same everywhere but for currency?...

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Jefferies Associate Lateral Interview

Bobbbyyy

final interview with 2 MDs coming up. already passed two phone calls with 2 VPs and a modeling test. Any tips? Current experience is at a valuation shop, not IB...

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Exactly how do you go about the initial application processes for SA positions?

prospective1998

Hi, I'm new to the community, so please excuse me for my general ignorance- I decided a bit late that I'd like to go into finance, hopefully work at a BB/EB for a couple of years and move onto PE or VC. I just finished sophomore year at Harvard with a 3.5 GPA and will be working at a small bank in t...

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Is it stupid to leave GS ibanking for GS asset management?

horseeagle

Is it stupid to leave GS ibanking for GS asset management? Pros and Cons for the switch and anyone who has done that, thank you...

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URGENT: Am I Too late for SA 2020?!

stackjack97

Hey guys, I am a returning junior at non-target. I took a leave of absence for two years to serve in the military. I just got discharged in May and began looking for summer 2020 internships. I found out that they are already almost done with recruiting. I see some applications listed on websites ...

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