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How was Investment Banking modeling done back in the day?

Howard Hughes

Have always wondered this. Investment banks have been around long before excel - even back to the 80s and 90s - so how would investment banks and private equity firms create <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr> pricing, valuations, <abbr...

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Net debt: The definite list

plsfixtx

Since this topic comes up on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> every now and then, I thought that it might help to collect everything in one list. The underlying definition is all "interest bearing liabilities". I will split it up into “positive...

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The wall street personality

Oligarch92

Yet to work my first 'real' job, I have had my first real exposure to people in the industry through reaching out to a handful of PMs, associates, etc. Many are happy to grab lunch, well-mannered, yet, and particularly with more senior people, are unsmiling and morose. It confuses...

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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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Adjusting for Organic Revenue- FX effects

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For international businesses, how would I adjust for FX effects on international revenue to arrive at organic revenue for an organization? If foreign currencies are rising in value relative to the company’s home currency, this translation, at better rates, will lead to higher revenue numbers - I...

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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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Bank Didn't Pay Interns on Payday

thewolf12

Hi All, Should I consider it a red flag if my employer didn't pay its interns on payday? I currently intern at a major bank that didn't pay us on payday yesterday. I spoke to HR about this issue but no information has been given in response to that. As of now, it is the 3rd week that we haven't go...

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Macquarie Capital Investment Banking Culture in NYC New York

cocktailking

It's early 2019. Hello everyone! Looking for an updated insider scoop on Macquarie Capital's Investment Banking Culture in New York City at the Associate level. - Hours/wk (deal and non-deal breakout). Do they have "walls" for Saturday? - Pay (base+bonus breakout) - Mobility to buyside If you hav...

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Investment Banking Recruitment for Summer 2020

hiasco

Hi Everyone, So I am a sophomore at a semi-target school getting ready to apply for IB internships. My GPA is a 3.35, which is obviously below the cutoff, but I know if I do well this semester I will be able to make it to 3.5. Do IB applications for 2020 Summer Analysts stay up till the end of this...

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University Finance Club Committee- Are some roles looked down on?

Bigpaddy27

Hi, I go to a target school in the UK and in two weeks our finance society which is sponsored by many large banks is having an election. I was considering going for Head of Events which means I will be in charge of the largest student socials. Some people have told me that this may be looked down on...

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Exchange Rate & Inflation

fwyld

Hi everyone, I am doing a financial model in another currency and was wondering how do you forecast. I have forecasted exchange rates however I don´t know if I have to apply inflation as well. If anyone has valued a company using exchange rate and inflation can you tell me if this has an effect o...

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Old IB Employer Chasing Down Signing Bonus

GTMonkey

Hey Monkeys, I know many of you have dealt with this before so wondering what you guys did in this situation. I left my IB job six months ago but left before the two year period so I have to pay back part of my signing bonus pro-rata. I initially just ignored their emails and phone calls, but I acc...

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How to be a good Associate

big shot hopeful

I'm a senior analyst at an EB that has accepted an A2A promotion that will be starting over the summer. From the time I accepted the promotion, I was taken off of all of my analyst staffings and restaffed as an associate. I've been playing associate on deals and books with first year analysts workin...

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Lazard emails bouncing back

omni02

I just sent some cold emails to some of my school's alums at Lazard, only to find that all of them bounced back to me with the following notice: "The original message was received at Wed, 6 Feb 2019 11:27:03 -0500 from link removed [127.0.0.1] ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal e...

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What are the most relevant Non-IB junior year internships to recruit for IB Full-Time?

monkey2121

As 2019 SA IB recruiting wraps up at most places, I have found myself still without an offer. I am currently weighing my best next options in order to stay relevant for FT recruiting next summer. Below is a list of positions that come to mind - I would appreciate anyone ranking them or sharing thoug...

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Curious on this SA

thekingkong

Curious to hear thoughts on HSBC Coverage Relationship Management SA in terms of reps in the U.S., specifically NYC. Would love hear details about comps, hours, etc......

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BAML First Round Video Interview

hotcheetos

just received a first round video interview from BAML - it's an 'on demand interview'- has anyone taken it? what should I expect? Bank of America On Demand Video Interview Similar to banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, before reaching an in-person interview, candidates will complete an onli...

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What to choose: Msc in Finance

Aïta-Kane

Hello, everybody, I am going to have my undergraduate diploma (Applied Mathematics and Econometrics) in less than 3 months. I want to do an MSC in Finance at London Business School. But they are asking for a minimum work experience of 3 years, which I don't have. Now I am focusing on preparing that...

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IB Summer Associate Recruitment Process at a Target School

astrosfan2017

I will be attending a top 15 MBA program that is a target for most investment banks. Could anyone kind of describe the process to me- how an informational works, when do technical questions get involved in the recruiting process, and what a super day looks like. Thanks...

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Accept Sales Internship at BB even when wanting to move into M&A?

BananasForBulgeBrackets

Hi guys, I'm a masters student at a European target school and have a gap year coming up. Got these 6-months opportunities for the first half: 1) Got a BB Structured Products Sales offer in Frankfurt 2) Got M&A at a dutch bank (midsized) in Amsterdam 3) Have a Restructuring Offer at a Big4 (mainly...

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Analyst with experience at a REIT and a Real Estate Mortgage Conduit looking to build resume to break into IB

jackp10

I am a 2016 graduate from a top 25 university who is trying to break into investment banking as an Analyst. I played a sport in college so I was unable to obtain internships that I could leverage after graduation. Over the past two years I have worked as an real estate investment trust and a mortgag...

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Sydney IB Cultures/Hours

vuvi

Hi, I'm interested in whether anyone could contribute their knowledge of the cultures and hours at the different BBs in Sydney, Australia. Most of the content on this forum relates to the US, so I was hoping to find out a bit more about my peers' lives in Sydney. I'm particularly interested in the ...

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Exit Ops at Non-BB IB

annoyingorange

Hello all, Having lurked around these forums long enough, I’ve noticed a lot has been said about potential exit opps from BB IBD. What about those who end up doing IB at large non-BB banks? (such as HSBC, BNP Paribas, TD Securities). What usually happens to most of these people after the analyst ...

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Better program for a transitioning veteran looking to work on the Street

Kurt.nowak505

I’m leaving the military after a decade of service and have been admitted to both Columbia GS, and Yale via their Eli Whitney program. I’m interested in studying economics, with the ultimate aim being grad school and a client-facing, revenue generating, role on the Street. Both schools are great...

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Chances of Breaking in and Advice

canadian00

Been around wso for a year or so but this is my first post asking for advice. Trying to break into IB but got started on the finance track late. From Canada, came to the US to play d1 hockey at non target state school. Was naive and choose the school for hockey to try and play professionally. Had a ...

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Top Chicago IB

w s

Background: Notre Dame sophomore looking into Investment Banking internships/jobs in Chicago. Was wondering if there was a list or if people had suggestions of top IB firms and groups to start networking with....

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Forté’s Spring 2019 College to Business Leadership Conference

scy

Does anyone know the schedule for Forté’s conference (hosted by JP Morgan in Chicago) so we can book the necessary transportation and lodging? Also, if people are interested in making a group chat so we can get to know each other beforehand, that'd be great!...

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IB Full time 2020 advice

chazrooker

Looking for advice in advance so I can plan accordingly. I am currently a junior at a non-target with a 3.54 GPA. I previously played D1 baseball but decided I didn't want to play anymore and am now a regular student. Going into my junior year I realized I needed to get relevant experience on my res...

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Seeking solutions for low GPA

Kun0802

Hello, I am a sophomore come from semi-targeted school. Because I took some hard class in my freshman year, my GPA ended up with 3.2. I know it is super low. Is it something I can do to make up with my GPA in order to find a summer internship? Should I take GMAT/CFA in my junior year to show I am no...

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CIB Credit Risk J.P. Morgan

dob1114

So the threads about CIB (Credit & Market) Risk are very dismal and are basically arguing about FO vs. MO, but I wanted someone to shed light on the program itself. Because of my school and connections I can get not the CIB Risk Program, but it will be my Junior Year so I want to turn it into a FT o...

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Can I ask for an unpaid internship?

kristy97

Hi guys. I am still trying hard to find an internship this summer - though it's pretty late. I contacted 20+ local firms but only one firm replied. The MD said he can talk with me over the phone but he will not hire an intern. I assume he refers the paid internship. I really want to learn something ...

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Work experience - should I include it?

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Big 4 Transfer Pricing or MM Capital Markets

IBnub

Hello chimps, As the title suggests, I'm debating between a Big 4 Transfer Pricing internship and a lesser-known MM bank (think RBC, Scotiabank, CIBC, BDO, etc.) Capital Markets internship for the Summer of 2019. Ultimately, my goal is IBD and I am wondering which opportunity I could best leverage...

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Best neighborhoods to live WITH GF in NYC (and timing) - 1st year IB Analyst Midtown Summer 2019

banker2018

Hello, I'm moving to NYC as a 1st year analyst this summer. I've seen a couple threads on best neighborhoods to live in as a 1st yr analyst but I think my situation is a bit unique because I'm moving WITH MY GIRLFRIEND. Some considerations: 1. My job is IB in midtown, so crazy hours, in midtown 2....

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Lateral Offer - Timeline for formal offer?

Bigburneracc

Received a verbal offer from a BB and its been ~a week since and no formal offer. Should this be a cause for concern?...

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How to position myself for Full Time IB offer in the fall 2019?

hcstro

Going into my senior fall this upcoming semester I am looking to land a FT IB offer for when I graduate. To give a little background, I am currently a Junior finance major at a semi-target school near a hub with a 3.72 GPA hopefully a 3.8 for the fall. I have had an internship in the finance divisio...

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Breaking into BB IBD for an Indian.

Ain'tGettingAny

Hey all, I'm currently in my pre-final year at a top 5 (Non-IIT) engineering college with a very quanty (math + computer science) degree in India with above average grades and good extracurrics (national sports, NGO stuff e tc.). I'm aspiring for a BB IBD gig (and later to a PE, ah, the dream). N...

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Citi Early ID Superday

mgirl23

On the IBD track and had my phone interviews last Thursday, anyone hear back for super day invites yet? ...

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Gaining experience to secure an Internship

Whomst_Yield_Curve

I am a current Junior at a non-target. I work as a financial analyst for a smaller company within the main city in my state. I changed my major to Finance (from poli sci) last year, and have been interested in IBD ever since. As I have applied for internships (at BB, Elite Boutiques, and even smal...

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IB Lingo

WotNTarnation

I was on a call with an IB alum. He mentioned 'Juicing the WACC.' Given how WACC alters PV, does juicing it mean raising or lowering the WACC?...

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Performance Trust Capital Partners Upcoming Interview

Persistent

Hello WSO, I have an upcoming first-round phone interview for Performance Trust Capital Partners' Investment Banking Analyst (FIG) position in Chicago. I was wondering if anybody else had gone through this process before, and if so, what to expect for the interviews, as well as overall experience/...

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Energy - Unit valuation metrics

LMidMarket

WSO Energy guys, Does anyone know of the unit metrics that are used when valuing a oilfield services companies (rig count maybe)? If anyone has modeled oilfield services companies before please comment. In addition, obviously these are valued more like "normal companies" instead of your typical E&P...

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Jp Morgan CCBSI Business Management

Vircan

Can anyone provide insight on what an interview case study from this group looks like and what the expectations are? I think they send you the data and you create a presentation for the next interview. Any insight into this would be appreciated...

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Big 4 M&A/CF Salary/Progression (with ACA)

esaevp

Hi all, I am due to start a graduate role in M&A for one of the Big 4 (London). It is a 3 year scheme where I will (hopefully) have achieved my ACA qualification during the period. Does anyone have any idea about both career and salary progression within the M&A/CF teams at a big four, including b...

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PE vs Other Options?

Yorickye

Your classic "another IB analyst broken" post I guess. I've been an M&A analyst for 2.5 years now and am pretty late to the PE recruiting game. Just started looking for some ASAP options, but opportunities are scarce, especially coming from a MM firm. I can grind for a few months and probably land ...

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Toronto BB IB Offices

overlaad

I was wondering if anyone can provide any insights into the following Toronto offices: -GS -JPM -MS -CS The last thread I found about GS Toronto was posted in 2008. Curious to hear how things have progressed. How is the deal flow? Is there something specific about one of the places above that wou...

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Networking for SA positions

targetpreschoolalum

Background: Current freshman that has begun networking with alumni from some of the BBs. I'm beginning to be more comfortable meeting with bankers and maintaining connections. I'm still a little confused on how these relationships will help me when it's time to apply and interview for positions. A...

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[FT Recruiting 2020] Updates on banks that still sponsor H1B for international undergrads?

lowkeyexcited

Looking to get an update on a list of banks that are still sponsoring Visas for Undergrad Internationals for FT 2020 recruiting. Below is a list of firms that were reported/mentioned to still sponsor. Appreciate any insight, update or add-in. JPM Boaml GS Barclays NYC MS Citi NYC Credit Suisse ...

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Leaving current BB gig for better gig at better BB - flight risk?

rosandguil

I'm an analyst in capital markets at a bulge bracket bank - can tell you it's roughly middle of the bunch. I've been there ~1.5 years. I got into graduate school this year and am planning to attend after deferring for a year (would enroll fall 2020 after doing 3 years of finance). After graduate sch...

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