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What Field Are You And in What Broad Region?

isa2130953

The reason I ask this is because some areas are harder to find jobs in and I found a job in an area that does not have too much. **I currently work in <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> in the LA area.** NOBODY has to get specific if they are uncomfortable. If...

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What was your first big break?

kyleluck

My first big break was back in freshman year, I managed to cold call the head of investment banking at X bank. Managed to impress him enough to say he would help in pushing my resume for an interview for that year's internship. But never got the internship nor interview for the summers...

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Books You Recommend

isa2130953

What books do you recommend!? Name any of your top picks - finance related or not. * Venture Deals - Brad Feld (Great for VC) * Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy (literally nothing to do with finance just a great book- sad tho) * Straight to Hell by John Lefevre (stories from a...

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Series 79 (new form)

dsaif

Hi, Does anyone have any input in regards to the new Series 79 format? I have my SIE, Series 7 and 63. ...

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Good MD stories?

Slinking-

Always hear horror MD stories, can any share some good/funny MD stories for those of us starting our analyst stint in a couple of weeks cuz they can't all be bad, right? Right?...

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Interest deductibility

Federico32

By the end of 2017, interest deductibility has been limited to maximum 30% of EBITDA. Does this mean that in the Income Statemente we only report interest expenses up to 30% of EBITDA? ...

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How the hell can I be a value add in my networking attempts?

NonTargetScum

Recently attempted to network with a MM IB MD in the Midwest region, and he replied with a link to a book about networking. He essentially told me in the body of the email to screw off because I couldn't offer him value. I get it. You're busy, but what could I possible offer as an undergrad? What co...

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Lazard SA 2020 Megathread

aquapandy

Anyone have any idea of the recruiting process/timeline for Laz SA NY 2020, first rounds, superdays, offers etcs...

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Sophomore Summer + Freshman Summer Questions

Stephen-Alessandro

Hello, I am an upcoming sophomore at Umich LSA. I intend to go into investment banking or consulting. This summer I reached out to get a PWM internship and while I did get some contacts and made some connections I was told those places were already full. Thus I am working as a business administrati...

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RBCCM Perks

puxacijowo

Can someone please speak to the employee initiatives at RBCCM? Does the firm have a protected Saturday or pencils down policy? Also, does the firm give food allowances for dinner/Ubers after a certain time? Do any of these policies apply to interns? Any more info would be appreciated....

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What was LIBOR used for & what is replacing it (and why)?

Triple GGG

I was always confused to its purpose, and the eventual transition to a newer rate. Any insight would be helpful....

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Is okay to only list my post-freshman year GPA and omit my cumulative GPA on my resume?

BenBernanke

I'm at a target but due to some family deaths and distractions, I messed up my freshman year. Is it okay if I just list my post-freshman year GPA (3.64) and omit my cumulative (3.31)? If yes, should I just write Post-Freshman Year GPA 3.64 or GPA (Post-Freshman Year) 3.64 or whatever?...

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Corporate Development vs Continuing into IBD

nori90

Hello, I have been in banking for a few years now and have the opportunity to join a corporate dev team really well respected in a niche chemical industry. My only worry is what happens if it doesn’t go well? Am I then stuck in that industry? Thanks!...

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how to really know what a boss / team / company is like

earthwalker7

hey guys, I seem to have a bad track record of getting in to jobs where the boss is a dick. Have you monkeys found any good ways of stress-testing what it's like working at a place? Obviously one tries to ask current / past employees. But what else?...

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Urgent: Advice Needed on SA 2020 FSG BB Offer vs. Top-Tier Tech Recruiting

Trojan1999

Hi everyone, I currently attend a West Coast target school and recently received an SA 2020 offer from a solid west coast FSG (think CS LA, BAML SF, Barclays LA). However, I am not 100% sure on whether to accept. To give context, while PE exit opps at this office are definitely great and I don't mi...

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43 Diversity Recruiting Programs at Investment Banks - The Most Exhaustive List

dumbmonkey

Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory programs and formal internship pipelines offer...

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Internship help from community college

DDominic

Is there any worthwhile internships for someone in community college or should I wait until transfer ?...

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Is Working For A Start Up Worth It?

isa2130953

Start ups are fun and exciting to most people because they see it as an opportunity to grow with the company and move up quickly. But start ups can definitely have their down sides. Salary can be low, lots of work, long hours, lots of promised promotions that don't go through, disorganization, and ...

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Extend current internship, or take another?

Chris. Chris.

hey guys. I'm a freshman going into sophomore year, and I'm currently doing an internship at a small real estate private equity firm. I'm interested in either going into consulting or IB upon graduation and I have a question. Should I extend my current REPE internship from 6 weeks to 12 weeks? or ...

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When to reach out to boutiques?

ib.indy.nd

Hi everyone, I am currently a rising sophomore interning at CBRE (top commercial real estate firm) in their Advisory and Transaction Services group for the summer. I'm wondering when I should start reaching out to boutiques for internship opportunities for summer 2020. Toward the end of the sum...

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2020 SA application openings and deadlines (London)

Chaesss

Hey guys, Was wondering if there's anyone here who has an overview of the openings and deadlines of the 2020 SA applications for London? A few weeks ago I checked for pretty much every BB and EB but could find only 2 or 3. Maybe stuff has changed meanwhile? Many thanks in advance....

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Which coverage group is most interesting?

cowvun

Afternoon all, How would you answer which industry coverage would you prefer in an interview? I have a couple of groups that i find interesting but i don't have much information to expand on why. Out of the groups, Hospitality, Gaming, Leisure, Media and Communications, Infrastructure and Consumer...

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Next steps or possibilities for internships sophomore summer?

ib.indy.nd

Hi everyone, I just finished up my freshman year at a target school and have started interning at CBRE this summer, the top commercial real estate firm. My boss told me I can come back next summer in a greater role, possibly in the debt and equity side of their business. My goal is to go into in...

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Leonis Partners Reputation?

Praying2Bank

Anyone ever heard of these guys or have any input on their reputation/culture? Looks like they're hiring analysts, located in NY--small Software company focus. Haven't found much online...

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Why boutique?

TheAvenged

Hi all, How can you answer "why boutique" when asked in an interview? I'm thinking of going with the learning opportunity coupled with the additional responsibility. Would love to know your thoughts. Best...

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Becoming a Producer

new93096

I am a new IB Analyst with prior experience in portfolio management for the beginning of my career. What is the best way to go about starting to build a network that will help me become a producer and get leads on possible deals? I am the youngest guy at my bank by far....

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IEC International portfolio management hong kong

IECinternational

When it comes to managing your portfolio, you can be fully assured that we have over a decade of experience and years of positive results to work with. There is never a set plan in place when it comes to your portfolio, we work hard to give you all of the options and the tools you need to build a p...

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Thoughts on CohnReznick Capital?

lalamu112

As the title suggests, would greatly appreciate it if someone can shed some light into the firm (i.e. deal flow, comp, exit opps, reputation, etc). Understand they're one of the few renewables focused advisory firms in the US (aside from Marathon Capital and Greentech) but that's pretty much it gi...

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Getting Back to IB: Feedback on Potential Paths

XSX82

Hey Everyone, I am hoping to get some feedback from ex/current IBers with 7+ years of experience on best path forward when considering starting/partnering with someone in running an LMM IB platform. Brief Background: I left IB about a year ago after working for four years as a special situations an...

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GCA Advisors in 2019?

ballin3201

Thoughts on this tech bank in SF? Senior guys seem pretty big, but I was wondering if anyone had any insight into the group/exits/interview process for SA? Where do they stack up in the overall scheme of SF Tech groups? ...

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AMA: Investment Banking in Singapore

cricket008

Hi All, My background: I am a senior Analyst in the Investment Banking Division of one of the international banks. Entered the field after receiving a return offer from my Junior year summer internship. Ask me anything This thread would be most applicable for College Juniors / Seniors looking to...

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Morgan Stanley 2020 Sophomore SA Megathread

pare

Didn't see any posts related to this topic, so wanted to create a thread where current freshman could discuss their recruiting efforts for Summer 2020. I applied for IB, GCM, and Quantitative Finance, what about you guys?...

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Why do banking in New York?

TheAvenged

Hi everyone, Going to go through a number of processes for NYC in the next little. I am not originally from NYC so I know I'm going to get grilled on why I want to do banking there. I'd love to hear your thoughts on some good answers that I can have prepared. Thanks...

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How to answer "what does an investment banker do?"

TheAvenged

Hi all, Recently I was asked "what does an investment banker do at a junior level?" I know there have been many answers/variations to the types of answers available, but I would love to know what some people have experienced is the best way to approach an answer to this question. Appreciate it in...

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Sleep Masks

macman73

Looking to finally sleep past 6am without the sun coming through my blinds (enjoy the natural light during the day), does anybody have any recommendations?...

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Cowen Interview Boot Camp

montc

Did anyone apply to the Cowen interview boot camp that is being hosted next week? If you have did, you hear back yet?...

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CFA Institute Investments Foundation

ProfessionalPatagucciHardo

I was looking at the CFA website and there is an exam called the CFA Institute Investment Foundations. It seems like a very basic/introductory exam for non-finance professionals. The study material is free and comes directly from the CFA institute. The study material is a book and online videos/clas...

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SVB Leerink 2020 SA

UgEcon

Does anybody have any insight on SVB Leerink (formerly Leerink Partners)? They're coming to my school next week for 2020 SA recruiting and doesn't seem to be much info out there about them....

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Lazard NYC M&A/RX - Protected Saturdays?

TaySandd

Just wondering - does Lazard NYC IBD have protected saturdays like a lot of the BBs? Thanks for any help....

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Recruiting Tips for Summer Analyst Prospects

Synergy_or_Syzygy

So our (regional BB) office just wrapped up recruiting for Summer 2020 Analysts, and I thought to provide some stream-of-consciousness feedback on what candidates did right, and what they did not do right. Candidates we hired exhibited the following traits: * Acting normal, humble, passing the "...

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Picking between LACs or Uni for Undergrad Degree

rangambani90

Hello everyone! Good day or evening to you all depending upon what time zone you're in. I am a prospective monkey as the title of my post implies. By way of background, I am an international student from the subcontinent who recently got admitted to a few schools in the US. My goal is to get a job...

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WSO Mobile App

WallStreetOasis.com

As I'm doing research into getting this done for iOS and Android, I have two questions for the community: 1. Outside of the general functionality of what you see on the mobile site, what else would you like to see on the mobile apps? 2. Do you or anyone you know have any recommendations of conta...

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Question on corporate marketing

fatih1tg

I have stumbled upon an internship listing of a french investment bank that says "We are looking for an ambitious Corporate Marketing intern to join our Coverage team." and no other info besides that. My question is what does corporate marketing entail? Is it just another name for analyst role or r...

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Deal Structures - Visualization

scan-001

I am just starting out in finance - what are some good resources that would teach me how to basically map out deal structures in a deck?...

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Transfer from Fordham to Vanderbilt Econ

YoungBlankfein

Undergrad looking to transfer to Vanderbilt and study econ, wondering if anyone has done a similar move or can shed light on recruiting differences - thanks. ...

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Does Houlihan have a balance sheet to work with?

TheAvenged

Hi all, Would love to know if HLHZ actually has a balance sheet that they use to underwrite debt and equity from or if they just provide advisory services?...

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How did you know what you want to do?

Clocks

Clocks here, I've been doing Corp banking at a tier 2 bank for a year, not a huge fan of the function or the firm. So, I've been trying to move into IB. I've had some good traction, but nothing has come through. So I went to my mentor to ask him why things haven't shaken out. My mentor asked me w...

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BB&T Leadership Development Program

fully_amazing

Does anyone know much about BB&T's Leadership Development Program? -Interviews -Culture -Group placement (I know they have a Capital Markets, but how likely is that to happen?) -Exit Ops I eventually want to transition over to IB, does this program make it possible? Thanks for the help!...

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Capital Markets (Debt or Equity) analyst role 2020

CBtoIB

I have a summer internship coming up in Lloyds Banking Group in financial reporting and I was wondering if I could leverage that to land an offer in Capital Markets. I have all the necessary extracurriculars and a spring internship at PwC (I posted my CV here on a similar post, you can check it out ...

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Sophomore Summer Fidelity

Stephen-Alessandro

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Worth going to New York Trading, Finance & Banking - Professional Networking Affair?

Primary1

Just wanted to see who will be going to the event. Recruiting for 2020 SA, is it worth driving down to attend the event? Will there be any bankers from BB/EBs that will attend? Any insights?...

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SA and Full Time Recruiting 2020 thread

John-Jacobs1

Wanted to better organize the 2020 recruiting here instead of my previous post. @AndyLouis" Current 2020 SA Info: [quote="champagnepaki"] Not really. Sure the WSJ article from this past Fall brought awareness and the process will probably be a little slower this year, but all of my contacts are i...

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Starting Stern MBA in the Fall - what should I do this summer/fall to secure an internship in IBD next summer?

wheetney

Hi, I am recently admitted to the Stern MBA program starting fall 2019. I am still at my current job until after July 4th. If anyone has any general advice on what to do in the summer to prepare for the fall interviews, and landing good IBD opportunities, it wouldly high appreciated. Networking is d...

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Whitening My Resume

Pls-Fix-Thx

Hi all, Full disclaimer: I am not a SJW or anything like that. I recall these vague memories of learning about implicit biases associated with resume review - names/org involvement/interests seem to trigger negative bias against implied nationality, sponsorship issues, race, sexual orientation (f...

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Vluation methods used in M&A deals by sector?

miquelj

Hey! I am writing my theses and it has some M&A content. I want to talk about the different valuation methods used in recent deals depending on the sector of the company in the American market. In my country, our equivalent to the SEC, publishes a document with the valuation method used in the de...

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Reneging in the 2019 Summer Analyst process

thegreatspoofing

Given how spaced out the IBD SA recruiting timeline is this year, with some firms (MM and EB mostly) starting /ending recruiting now and BBs opening their process a month from now... what do the good people of WSO think about reneging offers (are there any tips to do this if you receive a SIGNIFICAN...

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