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GS NR/Industrials Type Group vs. Evercore Generalist M&AHey guys, I have offers at both firms for a 2019 SA stint. I'm thinking mostly about culture and MF placement, particularly in reference to the 2 listed groups at GS. I'm split on this decision and would really appreciate any help/insight!...
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Goldman Sachs 2017 SuperdayHey guys! I recently (Jan 10) completed the superday for GS in the Jersey City office. This particular position is in the Finance division for the Controller's function. I'm hoping maybe I can connect with other prospective hires? Also, can anyone tell me how long it usually takes to hear back from ...
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Transitioning into Corp. Banking FTSo I'm a rising senior, and I just accepted a F100 corp finance internship for the summer. I really wanted to get into corp banking but had a pretty shitty recruiting season. Whats the best way to help me increase my chances of getting a banking role for full time, particularly corporate banking? ...
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Deloitte - Interview - GeneralistBasic technicals were realistically the "hardest" question. It is a souther-based bank and investment banking group. Therefore, not too crazy questions but definitely go through the 400 questions guide or the WSO guides on basic banking questions. That should be more than enough to answer the questi...
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SF RoommateHi, i'll be starting as an analyst in SF this summer and I'm looking for a roommate to split an apartment. Ideally we could find a place within a mile of FiDi although I will also consider places a little farther such as the Marina. Outside of work I like to play tennis and run. Please message me if...
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Help with decisionI have SA 2019 offers from a MM bank ( think Wells, BNP,RBC, Nomura) for IB and offers from 3 top BBs ( think MS, JPM, GS) for S&T. Ultimate goal is possibly banking . Any advice? Any strong pick for S&T? Thanks....
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Didn't network for FT Placement..how f***** am I?Starting as a FT Analyst at a BB IBD and have barely networked since accepting the offer in the fall. I didn't previously intern with the bank and am from a non-core school so I have no alumni connections within the bank. I'm hoping to get placed into a coverage group and was wondering how realisti...
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Recruiting At Different Banks For Full-Time After MBA Summer Associate ProgramHi Guys, Just curious to hear from anyone with experience recruiting at a different bank after your summer associate program in between years. I realize this will vary from school to school and the quality of relationships you built up over the recruiting period, but any clarity would definitely be...
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PWP Buy-side RecruitingCurious to hear what the buy-side recruiting situation is at PWP. I know PE exits were discouraged in the past, but have heard that senior management is somewhat more supportive these days. How true is that?...
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Jefferies VS Macquarie Hi everyone, I got offered summer interns in Jefferies IBD and Macquarie IBD, both in London. What would you choose -between Jefferies IBD Healthcare team and Macquarie IBD Infrastructure? Could you give me some insight into cultures of each firm etc?...
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Meko ChartsThis is going to sound like a dumb question, but there's obviously a reason I'm asking.... How do you guys create your Meko charts?...
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Macquarie reputationHi everyone, got IBD summer intern offer from Macquarie in London. How is Macquarie's reputation in the U.S. and Europe for Infrastructure? Where does it come compared to other investment banks?...
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Can you say you have "M&A experience" if...your experience is the financing of the M&A transaction and not the actual advising of the buyer/seller? ...
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Jefferies reputationHi everyone, got IBD summer intern offer from Jefferies in London. How is Jefferies' reputation in the U.S. and Europe for Healthcare? Where does it come compared to other investment banks?...
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JP Morgan Proud to Be 2018This thread is for undergraduate students currently applying to the JP Morgan 2018 Proud to Be Undergraduate Experience and Interviews in NYC. Feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another division as there might be similar recruitment timelines. Anyone have any idea of what questions to exp...
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London vs Zurich vs New YorkHey Guys, how does the lifestyle of an I-banking analyst (BB) differentiate in NYC, London and Zurich? Would you say my comparison is accurate? +NYC Most vibrant Higher purchasing power that London Probably most diverse -NYC Longest hours basically no life Bad/No labor rights Almost no vacation R...
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Does Qatalyst Partners recruit for FT?Wondering if Qatalyst Partners does FT recruiting for people who only have a summer analyst internship under their belt....
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JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Quantitative ResearchSome details related to my resume: syntax of pandas. They ask me something about my publications: basic modeling & assumptions. They are expert in my research area, so some questions asked are very technical, They need to be prepared in advance (but I am not well prepared) . Other questions rel...
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IB in small home country/market vs. S&T in financial hubI interned in IBD at a BB in a small country/ market last summer, and was offered a FT analyst position starting next year. Most of the BBs are present in the market here, but are quite small (12-20 people max), quite top heavy, and limited exit ops because there's no real buy side industry. I hav...
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Goldman NYC vs. Moelis LA vs. JPM NYC vs. Moelis NYC Hi guys, Just wanted to solicit some advice. I'm currently looking into opportunities for the summer of 2019 and am fortunate enough to have offers at 3 out of the 4 places listed (Goldman NYC, Moelis LA, JPM NYC, Moelis NYC). Does anyone have good insight into where I could potentially get the be...
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Lazard SF details?Hey guys! Just recieved an offer from Lazard SF tech m&a group as a summer 2019 intern. Any and all advice would be appreciated! Thanks!...
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Seaport Global SecuritiesDoes anyone know about this firm, or have any opinions? Found them listed on a deal somewhere and was thinking about applying for an internship....
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Morgan Stanley - Interview - TechnologyQuestions that really pushed you to be confident in your story like Why Banking? Why not Mckinsey? Are you sure you want to do banking--the hours suck and lifestyle is hard? We want people that run to the fire...how do I know that's you? You say you're like X but then you just said you like Y...expl...
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URGENT 5 month notice period Hello all, I'm in the process of lateraling to another bank and my offer letter has a 5 month notice if I want to quit. I'm move from an MM to another MM. I'm switching industry/product groups and really want to be in that vertical however a 5 month notice period is very long and was wondering if an...
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M&A Coffee Chat after screening my CVHey guys, I've recently been referred by a friend for an M&A analyst position and got an email by an associate asking for coffee along with another analyst. Since they have my CV already, should I see this as a formal interview and prepare my technicals and qualitatives or is it just a pre-screen...
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Story for Consulting to Banking Hi guys, I'm making a switch from consulting to M&A and would really appreciate some advice on how to craft a story. You'll see that given my background, it might be tricky. I recently finished interning at a tier 2 consulting firm (likes of OW, RB, ATK, LEK, etc.), did undergrad in Finance and ...
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GS healthcare vs JP Morgan M&Apros and cons of each?...
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2019 J.P. Morgan Proud to Be SuperdayI noticed there wasn't a forum made for this. I applied around mid Feb. and received a link to do the HireVue last week. If you guys completed the HireVue, please feel free to share the questions with us! :) ...
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Jefferies LondonDoes anyone have any insight into Jefferies London in regards to rep, culture, and exits into PE / HF?...
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Goldman Roundtables (MBA) - Two QuestionsHi WSO, For those of you familiar with the Goldman roundtables program, I had two quick questions for you: 1. Is it a diversity only event? The description does not reference diversity at all, but there is an event type indicator that says "diversity." Just curious if its open to all 1st year inco...
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Best Banks/Groups to transition to a Hedge FundWhat Banks tend to place particularly well into HF's. Also, do HF's prefer market-based groups or does it come down to the type of HF?...
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Silly question relating to company valuationHi guys, I'm clearly missing out on something as I'm a bit confused about something. Sorry, this might sound silly: To value public companies (find the enterprise value), why can't you just find the equity value (by current share price x fully diluted outstanding shares), and then just add debt, m...
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Networking Meeting with the President of Boutique Investment Bank, what do I ask him about? Best way to ask for an internship?Hi all, I am a recent graduate who is going to be pursuing an MSF starting in the late summer/early fall. My goal is to break in to investment banking, but I do not have previous IB internships. I know it is late but I am still hustling to get something, even unpaid and informal, for this summer. ...
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UVA vs. Villanova (VSB) Investment BankingI am between these two schools for IB. I am out of state for UVA so tuition is expensive. I have a $15k a year merit scholarship at Villanova and I am in the honors program. I feel slightly more comfortable at Villanova but I feel comfortable at UVA too though I am worried being out of state....
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IBD FT roles without internship experienceHi guys, A little background on me: * Rising senior at non-target (top 40) undergraduate institution with a finance major and 3.4 cumulative GPA [3.9 major GPA] (many alums in IBD). Also, if I can use this to my advantage on my resume, I had a 3.8 overall GPA for last year (my junior year). * ...
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FIG at a BB London? Hi guys, Why does FIG have such a bad reputation? Why don’t people want to join it? Are exit ops good? Is it a pretigious group? How do you see its future? Working hours? I have an offer to join a FIG team at a BB and one other to join an industry group but in a slightly less prestigious BB. ...
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Is Origination a Career TrackHi, I am a senior analyst and I recently had two job offers from boutiques (80-100 bankers), one being a traditional analyst role at an American bank and another role at an Indian bank that was suppose to be 50% analyst and 50% origination. It was suppose to be an associate role but I had a little...
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New to the Banking World. What is CIB- Treasury Services at JP Morgan?Hello all, I'd like to start by apologizing in advance if I am posting this in the wrong section of the forum. For most of my career, my background has been in Management Consulting. I have 6-7 years of total working experience and I'm currently a Senior Consultant in Deloitte's Strategy & Operati...
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Leerink 2018 Info?Anyone have insights on Leerink in terms of pay/prestige/exits/culture ? Previous threads on the forum seem to discuss the bank positively but comments are from 2010. ...
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Bonus Discussion in 2 hoursAfter a year of pretty hard work, finally gonna know my number for the year. What to expect for a 1st year? What do you say if its bad? Is this something all the analysts/associate share with each other? Also, how do raises look? Do they just do 5% per year until they bump you to associate? Dun...
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Stout Future Leaders in FinanceIs anyone attending the FLF program at any of Stout's offices next week? I've heard there is a case study as well, though I'm not super familiar with the program. Any comments or feedback is appreciated!...
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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey STRH - Interview - GeneralistThe most difficult that was asked was how the US Federal Reserve hikes rates. The interview occurred when the rate was still 0.00 - 0.25%, and the Fed was in the process of exploring if and when they were going to hike rates. Another challenging question came when a Director dug in on the cash flo...
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Started in M&A this month; 30 Years old. No prior experience. Non-target school.New user here. Learned a lot from you guys, so thank you all for being a vibrant community. A bit about myself: I had no plans whatsoever with regards to my future career etc. Ended up wasting time partying and being careless. Bounced around between non-target universities in the U.S. Took some t...
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BAML LA vs GS Financing? Thoughts?Thoughts based on exit opps, deal flow etc? BTW Financing includes lev fin, structured fin, M&A, ECM, DCM etc. ...
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Lazard 2019 SADoes anyone have information or insights on Lazard's 2019 Summer Analyst recruiting process? Please share below!...
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Do you know these no-name boutiques?Do you know Drake Star Partners and EC Mergers & Acqusitions ? Any insight? I am curious, a friend of mine is interviewing with both of them and said good things about both the firms ...
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MS Menlo Park TechHi - Could anyone shed any light on the timeline for the MS Menlo Park office? I heard some offers were given out but wasn't sure if they were still recruiting or not? ...
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Study group wanted to prepare for IBD SAHi all! I am a coming SA in IBD this summer. Now I am preparing for the internship. I plan to finish some Modelling modules as well as PPT&EXCEL lectures. And also some networking sessions. Looking for someone interested in establishing a study group to support each other, share experience&resour...
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Goldman Sachs ATL office Anybody know of the culture in Atlanta’s GS Investment Banking office? Would be curious given it seems like it would be a satellite office for them ...
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Starting out in Big 4 TAS in London, what are my options after?Starting out in a graduate role for Big 4 TAS next year. I guess the aim is to move into IBD in BB/EB etc. 1. What groups are more favourable within TAS? 2. How long after is the right time to make the move? In UK I believe we have to enter a 3 year 'training contract' to take our accounting quali...
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Summer Intern- Boutique vs BBHi everyone, I got offered summer interns in a Boutique Bank and a BB, both in London. I have talked to a few employees from both and everyone I met was really lovely. So for summer intern, what would you choose between Boutique Bank Healthcare team and BB Infrastructure? (I'm interested in both sec...
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RBC Capital Markets - Interview - Investment BankingPretty much everything is well expected. One of my interviewers went a bit off tangent and we had great conversations about the stock market although I applied for an IB role. Some questions were: how would your friends/employee describe you? Proudest thing? How would decide what kind of options to ...
IndustryPro - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions- Intern-lead work; no one holds your hand - Hours fit to your schedule - Directors hold modeling sessions throughout the semester. - Work can feel a bit monotonous at times - A lack of transparency in terms of the type of companies being sourced - Unpaid...
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J.P. Morgan 2019 IBD Video InterviewHi guys, sophomore at non-target here. I submitted my app for JP Morgan IBD 2019 yesterday and just got invited to do a video interview. Anyone else get the video interview? Also, will there be another phone interview after this or straight to superday? Any insight or advice is appreciated. ...
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2018 FT Roommate Thread (NYC)Per forum title, looking for potential roommates for a summer 2018 start. Please PM with some details about yourself. Thanks....
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Greenhill - Interview - GeneralistOne of the hardest questions I was asked was to walk through an accretion dilution model. While this might seem like a simple question for many of you monkeys out there, be cognizant of the way interviewers phrase their questions. I only realized that they were looking for me to walk through that on...
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Firms Still Sponsoring TN1 VisaLooking to compile a list of firms that are sponsoring Canadians in their incoming FT class with the TN1 visa. I understand some firms are choosing to no longer do so. Would appreciate if any current FTs or incoming FTs can share how their firms are dealing with Canadian analysts...
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Does anyone have an IT department that doesn't suck absolute balls?If so, you don't know how lucky you are. I swear to god my bank's IT is made up of entirely hacks. 20 minutes and counting for them to get a fucking RSA token figured out. Update: They couldn't figure it out and "escalated" it to a different department that specializes in login issues or whatever. ...
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Barclays IBD - Best Groups / Exit Ops?Hi monkeys, Just following the trend (saw a post for BAML) earlier today. I was curious to hear people's thoughts on the best groups at Barclays in terms of culture and deal flow and how they place in PE. Thanks!...
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Does having alumni at your bank matter for SA placement/return offer?Hi can anyone shed some light on this? If I would like to accept an offer at BAML but have no alumni there compared to Credit Suisse with a ton of alumni there and everyone getting full time offers - does it matter which firm I choose? Should I just choose the most prestigious firm? Does it matter t...
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Evercore - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsThere was a case study in which I had to pick from a bucket of companies, spread the comps, come up with valuation multiples, and then apply them to value the company. Afterwards, I had to do a simple DCF for the company, had to ask for assumptions, and eventually value the company. Also had a l...
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Starting FT directly after SA at BB NYCInterning at a BB in NYC this summer after my senior year before a 1 year masters in finance program. If given FT offer at the end of summer, does anyone know if it is a possibility to start right away instead of going back to one year masters program since I would be done with my undergraduate stu...
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Citi Early ID Program 2018Invites for this are out. :) ...
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Transitioning from Tech Sales to IBHi all, a friend in the IB community turned me on to WallStreetOasis a few weeks ago and I've been able to take away quite a bit from these forums so far. That said, I haven't found any posts that reflect my current situation so I wanted to start my own to get some feedback. I currently work as an...
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Best way to learn Training the Street Macros I'm starting a SA position next week and was just informed that I should be familiar with TTS macros. Does anyone know where I could best learn how to use TTS macros for free? ...
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SMBC Nikko Capital Markets - Review - Structured ProductsGreat work-life balance Weekend work is kept to a minimal small teams allow you to get strong exposure to different types of deals. Bank if very cost conscious ($15 dinner allowance, late night taxi's heavily discouraged) Deal flow can be sporadic Deal roles are often not left lead or structuring l...
JP Morgan Securities - Interview - N/AThe most difficult question asked me to pitch something that I thought was interesting. This question is very open ended given that you can either talk about stocks or something finance related, or you could pitch something that is a passion of yours. For example, I pitched a hobby that I had and wh...
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Moelis LA - Updated InfoHey all, Does anyone have any updated information on Moelis LA? Have a first round scheduled late this week, and I've heard that they expanded their class size to 10, and the hours are getting better (still sucks, but better than NY). Can anyone confirm this? Thanks!...
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Wells Fargo and Company - Interview - GeneralistMix of behavioral and technicals. -Asked me about my interest line of the bat. spent about half of the interview on that. -walk me through your resume -ask me stuff about my resume -If you only had 15 minutes to summarize a company to your MD and you could only use a 10-q or 10-k, what would you do...
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Best Personal Labtop for BankingHey, Basically, I'm an incoming 1st-year analyst and start in a few months. I have been an Apple guy my whole life and am very invested in the Apple ecosystem: iPhone, Macbook, iMessage, Apple TV, etc.... It's time for me to get a new laptop and was wondering if anyone has a Macbook as an analys...
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Updated Views on Perella Weinberg?Hi everyone, It's been a while since the last discussion thread about PWP. So, any updated insights into overall reputation of PWP in 2018? Exit opps? Strong groups? Prestige? Deal exposure for younger analysts? Elite boutique status? I know its an elite M&A shop but would like more specifics. Tha...
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IB sector and geographic location (US Only)?Hello, I'm trying to do some research as to which IB groups are located in what cities in the US. For example, Oil and Gas groups are probably located in Houston and TMT in the west coast. Any good resources with the following information: city, banks with presence in city, sector coverage of gr...
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Depressing Moelis & Co. Staffer EmailSo this email has been making the rounds all day and it was sent by an NYC Moelis Staffer to all the analysts at the office after finding out that many of them weren't in the office at 2AM. Each number listed was crossed out to maintain confidentiality. "---- Subject: Tonight Team, I just walked t...
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If I ever get fired in banking its because...CFOs who provide me with financial statements that look like something out of Jumanji. How am I supposed to work on the model when capex is in your pre-tax expenses and you've clearly had your audit done by El Pollo Loco. I drooled over working in M&A as an undergrad and now I regret not getting in...
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Investment Banking Threatening to Sue for Overpayment of SeveranceIs there interest in hearing about a boutique bank that fired a group of MBA grad associates before bonus time and is considering suing the associates who received 3 months of extra severance by accident. The bank would like all of the money back even though there are tax and other implications....
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Moelis 2019 SA recruitingCan anyone shed light on the Moelis 2019 SA recruiting process? Would really appreciate any insight into the interviews/types of questions and general structure of the process....
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Data Table Sensitivity QuestionsFor the last several years, I have been hardcoding column and row inputs when creating sensitivity tables for IRR calculations. However, I have been asked numerous times to move some key inputs around and I would sometimes forget to adjust scaling for the sensitivity table. When you link the sensi...
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Deutsche Bank - Interview - Financial SponsorsMost of the interview was behavioral, but was not expecting that kind of emphasis on behaviorals. Also, very little questions on debt and LBOs despite it being the sponsors group. Most of the interview was behavioral, but was not expecting that kind of emphasis on behaviorals. Also, very little ques...
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Warwick EconomicsHello guys As a prospective Investment Banker, I have finally decided to head to the University of Warwick for an Economics Degree. Seeing that university starts in October, does anyone here have any tips on how i can spend my next 4 months in a productive way which will hold me in good stead for Sp...
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Evercore - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsThe phone interviews were mostly simple technicals, accounting basics walking through the financial statements, understanding valuation models with a little bit of merger models and LBO walk throughs. They were not every in dept though and were not all that difficult. The super day was largely behav...
Credit Suisse - Review - N/AIncoming intern and found that the people are very happy to help you especially once you get your foot in the door (first round). Super helpful and different cultures among different groups!. Do not have any since I am just going in. Do not have any since I am just going in. Do not have any since I ...
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