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SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Group Choice?I've seen some other posts about STRH but nothing all too recent. I'm looking to get some info on the best groups at STRH and which ones have the best deal flow and therefore the best exit ops. Secured the SA offer but now want to start working on getting my foot in the door with some different grou...
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Group Preference - Getting last PreferenceHey guys, did anyone of you got your last priority during group placement at your bank or does everybody at least get their top 4 choice? ...
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Financial Technology Partners - Interview - Investment Banking1) When doing a comparable companies analysis, how would you make an argument for the valued company's multiple being in the upper half of the comp spread? 2) How would you construct a DCF for a company with negative EBITDA? 3) You said that you typically forecast a DCF out for 5-10 years; how many ...
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Switching Locations after Accepting OfferI accepted an offer at a non-NYC office at a BB a few months ago for FT and now am starting to regret my decision. If I talk to HR, do you think there is a chance they could/would let me switch to NYC (either in the same group or a different group)? I was thinking that throughout the course of a few...
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Moelis & Company - Review - Generalistgreat people great culture i really enjoyed my time and experience working at Moelis and Company !!!. I do not have any sadnesses or cons to report on Moelis and Company is really a great firm and i recommend it to anyone...
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SMBC 2019 Analyst Training Program - Projects Finance Hey guys, has anybody heard back from SMBC about their 2019 Analyst Training Program - Project Finance program? I really have no clue about their recruiting process, would like to hear more from others who have applied. Thanks!...
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Why power and utilities?I have an upcoming interview for a power and utilities group and can't seem to find a good answer on why that group. Other than well we need power and its what keeps the country going. Please help. ...
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Morgan Stanley - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsMy colleagues have been very competent and I’ve found some very nice friends! The pay was good! I’ve learnt a lot.. Often I had to work for over 90 hours a week. That’s far from healthy as you should get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep in order to really concentrate....
TM Capital - Interview - GeneralistMarket sizing questions and brain teasers throughout. Logical but they want to see how you think and how you handle pressure. There was also a writing test but it was very straightforward. Other common technical questions relating to financial statements, valuation, coursework, and resume experience...
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HSBC - Review - Investment BankingThe hours were not bad compared to other ppl on the street. Might offer the highest basis+the best summer accommodation among top-tier banks. Go for this bank if the only thing you care is about making money. . The bank hired tooooo many junior monkeys in recent years. As a result, it might not be a...
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Offer Decision Help NeededHi all, I am a current junior trying to decide on which internship offer would give the the greatest probability for a successful career. I would like to eventually end up in PE ideally focusing on tech or consumers. Apologies if this is too lengthy of a post. That being said, I am currently decid...
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Morgan Stanley - Review - Investment BankingAnalyst camaraderie was great because we bonded Senior leadership was strong High deal volume meant steep learning curves. Bureaucratic at times given people at every rung of positions Too many cooks in the kitchen led to inefficient processes at times...
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Robo Modeling finbox.ioHas anyone looked into this? Looks pretty interesting how a computer makes all of these models. Any input on how this impacts IB? ...
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Houlihan Lokey - Review - RestructuringDepending on which senior people you work with, the amount of responsibility is amazing. Basically you are given as much rope as you want, once you prove yourself of course. Client interaction is also incredible. Many senior people will be thrilled if you are able to handle the client calls and j...
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Is finance compensation decreasing?Is comp on in IB and PE decreasing every year? I've heard people argue that since bonuses are getting smaller each year, tech is looking to be a nice alternative to IB and PE jobs because of an overall lower revenue coming to banks and PE firms. Are bonuses actually decreasing or is this just a fal...
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BMO Capital Markets - Review - GeneralistGood experience - learned lots on the job. Throw you into work immediately so ramp up is quick with live deal experience.. Long hours. A lot of self learning. Very demanding in terms of work load (90-100 hours) but could have been because of a busy summer as a one off....
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IB vs. PE out of UndergradHey guys, Was thinking about the pros/cons of hypothetically taking an IB role at a big bank vs taking a PE role at a MM firm. For most, the objective is to get to the buy-side after having a couple years (2-3) of experience on the sell-side. However, what if you were offered a buy-side role straig...
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Am I screwed despite going to target?Hi, I would first like to extend my warm appreciation for the community’s help and advice while looking through forums. I currently attend a Target school (Think Arizona State University, Univeristy of Alabama- Tuscaloosa) and wanted to leverage my assets to engage in the industry. I am looking ...
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West Coast Target Schools?Hi, I'm currently in high school so please be a little patient with me. So I know I want to go into investment banking, but I want to stay on the west coast. My question is: What schools are seen as targets for the west coast offices? I know that Cal, UCLA, and USC are considered targets, and I was...
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My Favourite Question For Wrapping Up InterviewsI don't remember where / who I stole this from, remember kids, there's no originality in banking, but my favourite question when they ask: "Do you have any questions for me / us": What is it about my resume and experience that interest you. It's a beautiful question, makes them recite a list of wh...
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Citi Private Bank FT First Round Interview Was recently notified that I have a first round interview with Citi Private Bank. What questions should I expect? What comes next in the recruiting process? ...
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Am I Too Good Looking To Be A Banker??Hi everyone! I am a rising junior at a target school. I was wondering if I'm too good looking to be in investment banking. It all started a couple weeks ago at my internship with Goldman, a local Jewish owned deli, not the bank. The owner wanted to take the interns out to dinner, with his wife, ...
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BMO deal flow?I have been networking extensively in an attempt to transition into IB and may have a potential connection at BMO. I haven't been able to find much information at all on their deal flow or transactions closed, besides a pdf of ~20 deals they advised. They don't seem very up to date either. If anyone...
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Goldman Sachs SSG (Special Situations Group)SSG seems like the most elite but opaque group at GS. Does anyone have any information about it? I worked at a top BB IBD last summer and am wondering if I have a shot here. How do they recruit? Somebody told me they only take 1-2 kids a year and are even more selective than GS TMT or Blackstone PE...
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William Blair - Review - Investment BankingCulture is great; Hours not too bad, to be expected . There honestly was not much that I would change. People were great, work was what I expected and life was normal...
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IB's most likely to accept non-targets for summers internships.Hi Guys, I go to a non-target in the UK, I've applied for some fairly prestigious asset managers and IB's (PIMCO, JP Morgan, Moelis) but understand that they probably won't accept me. To hedge myself, I'm essentially looking for recommendations for institutions that I may have a higher chance of b...
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Lincoln International - Review - Investment BankingVery good team, lot of exposure to senior management. The work of interns is really valued. Many learning opportunities. . No red flags. The internship was a great experience and it's a great opportunity. Nothing to report!...
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Networking your way in to IBHi all, I am currently a senior who is going to be graduating here in May 2019. I am interested in getting in to IB and want to network with current bankers. How would you recommend going about this? I have a very unique degree which allowed me to manage real money my senior year and gain experience...
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HSBC Online Job Assessment InvalidatedHi all, I was recently just sent an email asking me to redo my online job assessment as my previous attempt was invalidated. Did any1 else encounter this? O_o...
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Guggenheim Partners - Interview - N/AThe interview process was by and large behavioral questions only. Examples include why banking, why MBA, why school X (school is a semi-target for this firm's MBA associates, and the firm did not host events on campus...) - What is your view on the market? How would you manage a challenging/diffic...
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How good is Perella Weinberg in 2018?Hey guys, I have received a SA 2019 offer from PWP for their London office and am wondering how good they actually are nowadays since most content about them on here is quite outdated. Are they still on the "Elite" level and comparable to the likes of Centerview, Evercore and PJT? (Especially in Lo...
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Citigroup - Interview - Investment BankingThe unexpected question I got asked was when last did you read the Wall Street Journal. I really didn't expect a question like that but it showed that they really expect you to be up to date with the market and to know what's happening. I actually answered the question by saying this morning cause I...
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VENA Held a Salon for the New Product of Blockchain Finance On November 10th, Vena Network held a salon in Chengdu. Corporations and Vena users attend the salon and had a deep communication. Vena Network CEO, Ching Zhu shared her opinion first. Ching illustrated the business logic and scenes in detail, and introduced two products which is newly promoted...
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Useful macros for bankingHey guys Im preparing for when i start full time in a EB this summer Im fairly new to macros and VBA but i heard it could be useful for some things in excel like: Conditional formatting checks for: - Net income PL flowing correctly to the cash flow statement - Balance sheet balancing - Anything pu...
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Credit Suisse - Review - Investment Bankinggreat deal flow, interaction with seniors, large transactions, mainly m&a focus - not so much on capital markets. competitive environment, hours are still long although management is trying to get a better work-life balance...
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CFI Financial modeling competitionHi guys has anybody heard from the cfi financial modeling competition? saw on their website saying the winner will be announced 24 hours after the deadline last saturday but seems a bit too short of a timeframe for looking through hundreds of models...anybody got a clue?...
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The Value of a Lehigh Finance DegreeHello everyone, I am a current sophomore at Lehigh University majoring in finance. I have recently completed an summer long online investment banking course and I now have a lot of interest in that field of finance. However, at my university's recent internship fair, there were a limited amount of i...
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Société Générale - Review - Prime BrokerageThe work load for summer analyst in 2017 was very good. It was very relaxed. They wanted us to really learn and grow. Some great opportunities to grow and also help take on work. Overall good program.. The upper management is very approachable. HR is not as organized, but very approachable. The trai...
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Job Opportunities After One-Year in Banking?Anyone have any insight on what type of corporate jobs you can get after one year in banking. Really don't want to stick around for my second year. Would love to hear if anyone has done something similar? What to expect pay wise?...
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Top UBS groups?Can anyone weigh in on what groups w/in IBD at UBS are considered their best? Any location. Based on senior talent, exits, dealflow etc. Thanks, ...
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Harris Williams & Co. - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsStrong junior team culture that provides a cohesive team within the junior level deal team. High pay relative to industry. The offices vary in level of work the junior team gets because of the success of individual Managing Directors...
Citigroup - Review - Investment BankingGreat culture, work on lot of interesting projects. Get to meet people from across the world and work with many different teams.. Some of the MDs can be demanding. Hours can be long and competitions among peers can get ugly sometimes....
Goldman Sachs - Review - Investment BankingAmazing colleagues and high quality work. You will definitely gain the tools and skills to succeed across various different types of deals working at Goldman. Work life balance does not exist here so do not join the firm thinking otherwise. Also a lot of sharp elbows at times so culture can be bit ...
Citigroup - Review - Investment BankingGreat senior banking management team. Great IB Subsector team. Great benefits. Good office environment.. Long hours. IT is rotten. Lots of arbitrary requests that don't go anywhere and eat up a lot of time....
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DWS dbAchieve Internship ProgramHi, I'm looking for any extra info on the DB DWS dbAchieve Internship Program as I will be attending a superday and I just want to prepare as much as I can. Thanks in advance!...
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UBS AG - Review - Credit RiskWork with some smart credit risk officers and ED's who are well verse in what they do. Amazing opportunities to network. . Work gets mundane after a while. There is only so much of VBA and macro's you can learn if you are more interested in finance than MIS....
Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc - Interview - Investment BankingThis first thing that was asked was "why investment banking". After that it was basically a conversation between myself and the interviewer about my resume, work experience, and other random things. The interviewer came 10 minutes late but was actually very professional throughout the entire process...
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Business DevelopmentExposure to the trading floor, exposure to other groups, great working hours, good work life balance, opportunity to transition to other divisions for full time role. Job prospects not great, training is not ideal, not a very quantitative role, the qualification done by the division is not great...
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Multiple advisers in an M&A transactionI've only executed on transactions where there is one exclusive financial adviser per side, so hoping for some context on the roles of investment banks when there are multiple advisers on the buy-side or sell-side of a transaction. Is it more collaborative where multiple banks work together on the...
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UBS Financial Services - Review - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)Best thing about UBS was the culture at the mid-junior level, with people committed to the bank and fully available to sacrifice personal time for the company.. However, the senior people had a tremendous lack of strategy and vision, which ended up hurting the FIG team results......
Northwestern Mutual - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsCouldn't be happier with my subscription, worth every penny! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a finance career or for any general advice!. The only cons that I would touch up on is how long it takes in order to get started using the website....
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What should I major in to get into investment banking from a non-target school?Hi everyone. I'm going to be attending a non-target school next fall (I don't know which school yet but I'm not applying to any top/target schools as my high school performance is not that great at all.) I know it's going to be super hard to get into IB from a non-target, but if I were to put in so...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Interview - Investment BankingMost of the questions were quite easy because I am a humanities major, and I'm assuming that my interviewers were not expecting me to be that familiar with the concepts. I was asked to describe exactly what an investment bank was and why one may use the services of an investment bank. I was asked to...
Macquarie Group Limited ABN - Review - Investment BankingGood Culture, colleauges, benefits and events great deals, good counication, low stress, much fun for all. Workng hours, pitch work, limited exit opps, location, reputation, exposure, deal experience, peers among industry...
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Centerview vs. PJT vs. EvercoreM&A generalist program in New York for all three banks. How do they compare in terms of the caliber of deals they work on, lifestyle, reputation, and overall experience....
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STRH IB SA Superday 2019Just wrapped up Superday about 1 week ago. Has that anyone interviewed heard back yet? If so, when? ...
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Capital One Commercial BankingAnybody have any insight into the Capital One commercial banking rotational program? I have a superday coming up and don’t quite know what to expect. Any insight about the superday, and the program itself would be helpful. ...
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Cowen Group - Review - Equity Capital MarketsCollegial and supportive team, HR listens and makes changes in the company culture, group dynamics on capital markets desk is awesome. Lean teams, little support from junior when emergencies come up ie. being out sick means you have to still pull your own weight...
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Investment BankingAbove street average comps. Overall quality of analyst class and recent efforts to improve juniors work/life balance.. Working hours and poor quality of Associate/VP layers. Smaller teams often require analysts to step-up and perform tasks/work that is not in their cords....
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Good books for Corporate/Investment Banking (Who are already in the field)Recently started my first full-time gig as a Corporate Banking Analyst and I was wondering if anyone can recommend books on Corporate Banking. Books on Investment Banking work too but I am looking for books on corporate banking (credit facility/lines etc.) ...
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New associates salary (A0) - impact on next levels?So I'm a little behind, but i heard some (many?) bulge brackets associates that just started in Aug / Sep 2018 got a nice pay bump. My understanding is the a0 salary is now 150k, instead of the previous 125k. what does this mean for the rest of the associate and vp levels? is everyone getting bump...
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Centerview Tech vs Goldman Tech ?That’s right folks. It’s another “which one and why?” forum.. “A friend” received lateral offers from CVP Tech vs GS TMT and has pretty much made a decision but he/she wants to hear some thoughts from the monkeys ... always great to hear different angles. It’s not clear whether PEVC or...
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M&A Models from ScratchWhat is the best way to learn to build these models from scratch? People have told me to find a template and re-build it over and over, but no two deals are the same. I want to be able to understand fee structures and build a foundation that I can apply to any other deal. I have also considered fin...
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Structural Disincentives to be HealthyI woke up this morning with a fever high enough to call in sick, which is counted as a vacation day at my bank's policies. Over the course of the day (which is still ongoing... waiting for comments) I probably did about 70-80% of the work that I normally do: dialing into conference calls, updating m...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Corporate BankingThe best thing about working for this company was that the people were great. Everyone was very chill and more than willing to answer questions or help you on things.. Not much guidance on how to do something. Everything you either learn yourself or ask other analysts/associates....
BMO Capital Markets - Review - GeneralistVery happy - good work life, friendly seniors, strong exposure. Overall believe my experience has been positive. Variability of hours is a negative - biggest negative is the difficulty remaining active while working ...
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Target schools for hong kong/Singapore officesJust wondering what schools are the best for HK/SG. I understand the general consensus would be ivies etc. Any particular school that stands out?...
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Citigroup - Review - GeneralistGreat people and great support network. The firm provides thorough training on modeling, MS Office, accounting and valuation concepts. Mentorship programs available and several networking events.. Long hours in most groups and a steep learning curve, which isn't necessarily a statement of the compan...
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What banks are still recruiting for FT analyst now? As title goes...I've been networking heavily during the summer until September, but a lot of banks I talked to either do not recruit FT or do not give sponsorships to international students. Any insights? Thanks ...
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