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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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Apartment Locations In Hong Kong (Part II) [Central vs. Kennedy Town]

Iknownothing96

Given that the original "where to live in HK" is almost ten years old, I was wondering if I could get more feedback on where to live in Hong Kong. My budget is around 15,000-18,000hkd and I'm working right in central think (think IFC) I've been looking to Kennedy Town and I think that vibe is perfe...

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Help: no summer internship

hak7980

Just finished my second year at a target ivy and could not land an internship for the summer. Just about to start recruiting for 2020 SA positions and would appreciate any advice that I could get....

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Learn to take care of your running trades

danydebrown

A lot of the traders will fall apart in the process of currency trading right after getting in it. We are talking about the currency traders. If there is not good thinking for the trades, it is not possible for the traders to manage some good performances. None of the traders will come with the most...

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Intern: Could use some advice

ShootersShoot

Without going way to far into the reasons for why. I have had some serious health issues this past year after accepting my offer at an EB and after the first week of my internship its clear that my health isnt in a place where it would be a good idea for me to pursue this as a career path and even m...

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Landing an internship that can lead me to investment banking

MarkBaumClone

What kind of internship should I go for if I am an accounting major with no previous experience? I go to a non-target school (Montclair State University), but have a 3.7 GPA. My only experience has been working as a back of house associate at a retail store. Need some righteous advice...

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Best questions to ask at the end of an interview?

TheAvenged

Hi all, I wanted to gauge the audience's thoughts on what are some of the best questions to ask at the end of an interview. My thoughts are that there should be a key differentiator in terms of what you ask a senior banker vs a junior one. Would love to know your thoughts Cheers...

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Barclays Real Estate Group

KennyMo

Does anyone have any insight into this group? Culture, REPE Exit Opps, Size etc. Thanks in advance....

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With regards to Moelis' Capital Markets capabilities

TheUltimateAvengers

Hi all, I had some questions about Moelis' Capital Markets capabilities. I know that they don't have a balance sheet so they don't actually have any debt or equity offerings but they do offer advisory for capital raises. I wanted to see how that process works in an EB like Moelis. Also, would like...

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Rx Most-Technical Interviews?

quoideneufhomme

What Rx firms have the most technical-focused interviews? If anyone knows, what's the general breakdown of how much of the interview is fit/technical?...

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Resume: Aligning Back Office Experience with IB

bill_ackman

Currently interning at BB back office and am looking for two strong resume bullet points to describe my experience as more IB-related. ...

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Training Tests?

ItsLit

Just wondering whats the deal with tests during Full Time training for BB's (Not the series Exams) and if they matter or is it just a formality and used for your own benefit? Any information on what they are or can you get let go if you fail them? Thanks!...

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Model Won't Balance

adecentlystupidmonkey

Hey WSO, I'm just getting started with modeling - I followed Wall Street Prep and made a model on my own of Target (all the assumptions are completely random, just did this as an exercise). For some reason, each year my balance sheet is off by 43. I've gone through every line for hours and I can't ...

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What other internships can I get that relates to IB?

Ehmudh

I managed to land an IB internship this summer, but I have nothing to do do in Fall, Winter or Spring. What other internships in a different field is similar to IB that will help me learn more towards my IB career? I was considering looking around for part time positions at boutiques banks, but tha...

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TN Visa success/failures

mergeandacquire

The threads for TN Visa after the USCIS memo has gone quiet. Be interested to hear, even anecdotal evidence on success / failure of Canadian ibankers getting into the US for ibanking under the TN Visa. Would be good to describe: experience level, type of bank (BB/EB/MM, etc); type of TN Visa, and ...

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baml 2020

fdgfhjkjl

Anyone know 2020 recruiting cycle for baml s&t? . ..........................................................................................

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Worst Non-Closing Story of All Time

RonMexico69

I can't believe that no one has started a forum for this, so maybe I'm an idiot and just couldn't find it in the search... but I'm looking for the worst non-closing stories. Here's mine: Been working this deal for about 18 months, 4-5 really hard. Money is in escrow, all that's missing is purcha...

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Boutique ranking - Europe 2019

johnpasoa

Boutiques: Tier 1: Lazard, Rothschild Tier 2: Perella Weinberg, Arma Partners, Jefferies, Evercore, Moelis, Centerview Tier 3: William Blair, LionTree, Stifel, Robert Baird, Harris Williams, Houlihan Lokey, Greenhill tier 4: Pipar Jeffrey, Stifel, Lincoln International, Gleacher Shacklock, Harris W...

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Should I transfer to Emory from UT-Austin McCombs

stressfulpique

Hi everyone! I am now a freshman finance student at UT McCombs. I am non-BHP, regular BBA. I applied for transfer to Emory and just got accepted. I am planning to do IB, hopefully in healthcare or consumer retails, but not energy. I want to go to NYC. Now I am considering if I should go, and will ...

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Why is EV/EBITDA considered capital structure neutral?

Stannis_B

I get why EBITDA is capital structure neutral because interest costs aren't figured in. But EV adds debt to market cap so a company with a lot of debt would have a much higher EV/EBITDA ratio than another company with the same characteristics other than high debt. It sounds like the opposite of capi...

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How to buy stock with a credit card?

duey_dun_did_it_again

I'm a little invested but I feel like right now us a good opportunity for me to make bank. So to that end what are some good ways to buy stock with my credit card? Should I just buy some gold then immediately sell it etc. My limit is 27k for all three cards....

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NYC Private Equity Recruiting from Chicago Office

Chi-town1440

Hey Guys, I am starting at a top Chicago EB as an analyst and was wondering what the NYC PE recruiting picture looked like for analysts in Chicago, especially in regards to mega funds. Is it possible to get into contact with NYC headhunters or is it impossible to land a spot coming from Chicago? A...

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Series 79 Top-Off & SIE?

aidenheyltor

Hey guys; unfortunately I failed the old Series 79 by 2% and have to take the new top-off exam + the SIE. Was wondering if anyone's gone through the new format and what it's like. My company provided me with a Solomon Exam Prep account, but I found the actual FINRA questions to be noticeably more di...

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How to apply for small local banks internship

Younghoon

Hi, I'm a freshman pursuing a role in Investment Banking or management consulting. I am currently interning as a research analyst from a search fund start up for this summer. For the upcoming fall semester, I want to get an internship from a small local bank (assuming this way is probs the highest ...

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Firm wants to see presentation of past work in the interview? Is it acceptable to create something specific?

uncy

Firm wants to see past work and give a presentation. Being a second year and having no other IB internships I dont have any IB related presentations. Anything I have is firm research or asset management type stuff. Is it acceptable to build something out specifically for them or should I use the stu...

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How to use virtual assistants

earthwalker7

Hey guys, So I've been using virtual assistants for some time, and I find that they are a real life-saver, esp if you train them up. I thought I'd see how you guys are using them / training them / managing them, and learn. **VAs Uses: ** * looking up email addresses from hunter.io when going to...

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Operations Swag, NeXXXt Generation

PrimeTime21

Operations Department internships are the truth. Way, way, wayy better than any other job. Everyone should shoot to reconcile trades. What a talented group...

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Rank: Best to Worst Finance Positions FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE

isa2130953

Update: Before you throw MS please read this to see where I was coming from when writing this: Examples of what I meant using sports: Example 1) "Running is 1 for me because its a solo sport and football last because I don't like contact sports" **OR** Example 2) "Basketball because it's a tea...

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Most Vacation Days a Job Has Given You

isa2130953

What is the most vacation days a job has given you? Have you used them? Have you ever had a job that was STINGY AF about them...

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Intern Horror Stories

Intern4ever

Share the worst task you had to do as a summer intern, or most tedious work you assigned to a summer intern... Example: - Manually scanning a 300 page investment consideration deck, page by page, because graphics was too busy...

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IB in France

EU_prospect

Hi, what are the main investment banks in France (especially Paris) other than Lazard and Rothschild? I go to a semi-target in the US but I am French so I would like to go back there once I'm done in the US given the increasing difficulty to get visas here. Would doing a semester abroad at one o...

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Analyst Class Size (London)

umhelper

Was just wondering how many analysts typically enter PER GROUP in London for JP/GS/MS e.g. TMT, Industrials, C&R etc? Thanks! ...

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Cost of funding / liquidity premium in DCF

Oz2210

In regards to a debate I’m having with friends, what’s the case for including liquidity premium into discounting factor for a bank? By liquidity premium here, I’m referring to the cost of funding for a bank that is obtained from market/central bank. I.e. the LIBOR component in any lending pro...

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A friend of mine cheated and got an Internship offer at a BB IB

Anonymous Monkey

A friend of mine has a GPA of 2.1. He basically photoshopped his unofficial transcript with better grades and gave himself a much higher GPA and he eventually received a Summer Internship Offer from a BB and even passed their background check. How exactly did this happen? Apart from the obvious, h...

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3.3 GPA vs 3.4 GPA

economics1769

Should I start recruiting now with a 3.3 or wait until I have a 3.4 next semester? I am going to be a junior in college. I had a rough freshman year, but my GPA has only improved ever since. I am confident I can bring it up to a 3.5 by senior year, but I am obviously not going to start recruiting t...

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Summer Internships (IBD): Lehman Brothers vs. Morgan Stanley

y2yankees99

Basically I have offers to join any group within investment banking at either firm. I have asked many people and received varying answers. My biggest concerns are landing at a place where I will see many large deals, play an actual role in the deals (possibly modeling), and a place that will set me ...

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Networking at Conferences as a Student

andrewmyles80

I’ll be attending a Healthcare Conference hosted by a large investment bank. Are there any tips that someone can give me as to approach networking? Most of these people are professionals and while I don’t want to be a nuisance, I’d love to get some business cards, network, and meet some potent...

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CIB - Credit Risk Management - Hedge Funds - Analyst -- JPM

billyjimster

Perhaps a similar forum post? serach: cib-credit-risk-jp-morgan-exposed Could anyone give some insight to this position? I hear this position in JPM is different compared to other banks. Banks seems to have a unique way of naming various titles and positions. Mainly curious of what the title enta...

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Urgent help with job offers; appreciated (Lev Fin vs. Corp Dev)

Mr.Emerson

Hey all, I have to choose in the next couple of days between 2 offers: 1) Lev Fin - Leading French bank with a good track record in debt and particularly leveraged loans - 1 year fixed term contract; salary enough to do live ok but no bonus - No chance of extended full time offer in the same team r...

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PWP 2020 SA

offlinehotline

Submitted app on 02/08 for NYC, LA, & SF. In the dashboard, LA & SF apps were last updated on 3/22 but NYC was last updated on 2/8. Received an email today from HR asking for location preference. Thoughts? Thanks....

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WORST Boss Experience? Can You Beat This?

isa2130953

Story Time: **I AM A GIRL** - just putting this in there bc everyone is assuming this is coming from a guy’s perspective My Instagram was public with Venture Capitalist in the bio. Only reason for this was because it was more along the professional side. I got a follow from a guy who's bio had V...

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JP Morgan Email

TheStat

I've tried [email protected] two times now according to the updated email format thread, has JP Morgan's email format changed?...

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Associate salary freezed

Fukuppi

Hello, have you ever heard of Associates not getting a pay raise going from one level to another? I am rather shocked but my bank (2nd tier bank) has not raised front office associates salaries in my team (likely applied to higher ranks too) because of tough environment, but they rather pay bigger ...

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PJ Solomon SA 2020

QjcjaZ9

Has anybody had phone screens yet? Any superday invites? Has the process kicked off? Any insight into the process would be greatly appreciated ...

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What to say when a headhunter/recruiter asks what processes you're in

JH Rider

I'm currently interviewing for PE jobs for a near term start. Working with several recruiting firms on different processes. There's one in particular that I think is a golden egg and I don't want others to know about it. So I took an intro call with another recruiter today, who asked what processes...

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Rant: Had a phone interview with HR for BB bank, no response after 3 weeks.

CUBuffwg

Hey All, I recently applied for a position at a BB online. Two days later HR emails me and we set up a phone interview. The interview went great because the HR rep said they needed someone quickly and with my experience I was a perfect fit. She also said she would forward my CV to the hiring manage...

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How productive is your firm on Fridays?

PeRmAnEnTiNtErN

How hard is everyone grinding on Fridays? Are your Fridays usually free? Is everyone still jsut wasted form the night before? Just curious...

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