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Situation of internationals at Top 20 US MBAhttps://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/327749/trump-effect-scaring-off-one-wall-streets-key-recruiting-cogs?_ga=2.14305719.1267339256.1541777540-1210063983.1541777538 Hey there folks-just want to get some perspective on how the situation is looking for internationals at Top 20 US MBA programs. 1...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Investment Banking- Good culture overall - 2 year accelerated Associate promotion - Deal flow not bad - Offices are really nice. - Some groups not supportive of PE recruiting - Brand name still not up to par with GS/MS/top boutiques when it comes to PE recruiting...
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New Series 79Has anybody taken the new series 79? I am two weeks into studying only to find out the exam is completely different now. I am scheduled to take it in a little over a week. Anybody have any clue how different / difficult this exam is compared to the older version? I saw the number of questions was mo...
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Credit Suisse - Review - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)Gym is free as intern during certain windows of time (can pay for access any time) Towards the end of the summer, there is a social event (usually on a boat) that is a fun way to speak with people that you may not have worked with . -Very long hours and demanding work environment -May not get expo...
MUFG - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsWork life Flexibility to connect from home often More responsibilities than what others with same title have. No strong seniors/mentors Lack of resources devoted to growing the team Japanese firms are overly conservative ...
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey STRH - Review - Financial SponsorsGood culture / people Good hours Good city to work in Upward / internal mobility Laid back approach . Less deal flow Technology infrastructure Exit opportunities Technical experience Bonus compensation ...
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Ducera Partners InfoDoes anyone have any info on Ducera partners? culture, hours, comp? Also, anyone have any insight into their interview process?...
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CIBC World Markets - Review - Investment BankingGood culture, people are nice and helpful. Decent hours overall Seems like actively improving work life balance. Pay is barely street Deal flows can be spotty - some years / some groups would have amazing deal flows ...
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Societe Generale GLFI SuperdayHey has anyone heard back from the SocGen superday this Wednesday? Do you guys know when we'll hear back? Thanks...
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Best Prep Material for Incoming SAI am an incoming BB IBD SA who is wondering how I can best prepare myself for next summer. Does anyone have suggestions for / experience with online courses I can take that will help enhance my knowledge in things like excel, valuation, and modeling? I attend a LAC so I am looking to improve my tech...
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Duff&Phelps Investment BankingAnyone know the status/rep of D&P's Investment banking practice (specifically for the M&A nyc role)? Considered a lower-tier MM? Most interested in their IBD's rep and exit opportunities for HF/PE roles...
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Military Enlisted to Investment Banking/Corporate FinanceHello, I have been looking through some forums that discuss military enlisted going into Investment banking/Corporate Finance but most had different timing/circumstances and wanted to see any suggestion for my specific case. My Current Situation: I am Army Enlisted E-5 who will be leaving the mili...
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Wells Fargo vs. Deutsche Bank (non-NY locations): Reputation, Culture, Hours, etc.Hi guys, I have two FT offers - one for Wells Fargo (they're only recruiting for Charlotte), and one for Deutsche in Jacksonville. I didn't want to work in New York straight out of college. At Wells, the pay is 100K+ with bonus, and I'd be working in their asset-based finance banking team (close ti...
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JPMorgan Chase - Review - GeneralistVery relaxed environment with no policy of facetime. Flat team structures provide opportunity to step up . Low deal flow in Australia team means often can be doing lots of mundane marketing work which gets very repetitive...
JP Morgan Securities - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsI was satisfied with how my term went. Very fair compensation and I think the people are always there to help.. Obviously there were long hours which I kinda like but it takes a toll on your body. Probably could've been more productive had I slept more....
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Superday HearbackHi all, I had a superday last friday and HR said I should expect to hear back by the end of this week. I don't think they are going to call me today. I wonder anyone had similar situations? am I waitlisted and what should I do? Should I reach out again next Monday? Thanks!...
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J.P Morgan Asset/Wealth Management Video InterviewI have a interview with J.P Morgan where I have to answer 4 questions on video, but there is not an interview on the other side. Has anyone had any experience with this? What to expect from a JP Morgan Hirevue Video Interview All applicants are asked to conduct video interviews after applying to a...
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Citi's Freshman Discovery Diversity Program - January 2019Hi, I am a freshman who just applied to Citi's Freshman Discovery Diversity Program that is set to take place on January 2019. I was just wondering if anyone that has experienced this program or similar ones in prior years could shed some light on when I can expect to hear back and what the program ...
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KPMG - Review - Generalisthour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is okhour is ok, benefit is ok...
Evercore - Review - Investment BankingExcellent place of work. Would definitely recommend someone to work at Evercore. Really got technical experience.. The hours are long. And can be up to 120 hours a week. Several analysts in my group and in other groups experienced this....
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West Coast Transferring and IB Internship AdviceHi everyone, I have been lurking on this site for a while and have learned a lot, so thanks for that. I wanted to get your guy's opinion on what I should be doing right now as an undergraduate in the process of transferring to a target. I am currently at 3 CC's in LA transferring this next fall(n...
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Prime Chater Ltd... remember anything about this IB from the 90's?Does anyone remember anything about the investment bank Prime Charter from the 1990's? I had an acquaintance from college who had some connection to some of the guys there and I was just curious about the company. All I can find on basic intern searches is they had an office in NYC and Boca Raton, F...
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(S&T)Preparation credit derivatives trading internship and what do traders look for in their interns?I will be starting an internship this summer at the credit derivative desk in one of the bulge bracket bank and I wanted to know how should I best prepare myself? I come from a none finance background and is currently studying engineering. I have zero exposure to this side of the business, but have ...
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Goldman Sachs - Review - Investment BankingAt Goldman Sachs, I was happy with the pay since it was better than most. I also was happy with the interaction between employees.. It seemed like as an analyst, the work piles on you. MBs really head home earlier than you, and it hurts....
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Does Baird Drug Test?Long-time smoker of marijuana. Only late at night after work and treat it similar to wine. Interview process is moving more quickly than anticipated (I stopped smoking 2 days ago) and am concerned I may be drug tested as part of the general background check. Can anyone weigh in? Obviously I won't s...
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Breaking into IB from Corporate FP&A without an IB internship or previous experienceHey everyone, I really want to get into IB and want to ask for some advice about doing so. I just graduated with an MBA (not a top school) and have been working in corporate FP&A for the past 6 months. I've always been interested in IB but have never had an IB internship due to being an athlete in s...
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What IB’s specialize or cover the health/wellness/fitness sector?All, I’m curious as to who are the IB players who either specialize in or who has coverage of the health/wellness/fitness sector? Thanks for your input....
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BAML 2019 SA Megathread Hey! I haven't seen a megathread for BAML 2019 SA yet, so here it is. BAML applications open July 1st. Post here if you have any updates! ...
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Berenberg Bank - Interview - Investment BankingPretty basic first round phone interview that consisted mainly of motivation & competency based questions. Be prepared to tell where FTSE100 is trading, know a deal the bank recently worked on. I was also asked to pitch a stock and outline the rationale. No valuation require though. I was also...
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Evercore vs. BAML vs. PJT PartnersWith regards to summer internships at Evercore, BAML (IBD) and PJT in London - how do they compare in terms of deals, lifestyle and reputation/prestige? All responses greatly appreciated!...
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Roommates in HoustonWill be spending the summer interning in Houston IBD and looking for some roommates. I have no ties to the city, so would be open to location. Preferably looking at downtown/midtown area because of walking convenience. If anyone is interested in shopping airbnbs lmk. Thanks, ...
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Transfer from UCLAI am currently thinking about transferring to either Northwestern or Cornell from UCLA. I know both schools are extremely competitive to get in as the transfer acceptance rate is really low. Just wondering if I can get in either one of them, would it give me a much better chance for IB?...
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Should I take a gap year before as an IBD analyst at MS?I am fortunate enough to have a FT IBD offer from MS to start in July 2019, only two weeks after my university course ends. I have always had in the back of my mind that I would like to take a year off and travel the world and it seems that once the 'rat-race' starts, it's very difficult to step bac...
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Jefferies & Company - Interview - Oil & GasTo be honest, I don't think there were any "difficult" questions. The superday was relatively easy - just getting to know me. If there was anything more technical or "harder", it'd be the first interview phone call. There were two people on the phone and they asked about how the oil and gas industry...
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Debt Used for Hydro AssetDoes anyone know what type of debt is most often used to finance hydro projects? Assuming this asset is in it's construction phase in Canada....
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Leveraged Finance Wells Fargo Position OpeningHi All, Not sure where I can post this since I'm not a recruiter or anything. Wells Fargo has an open off-cycle IB position within Leveraged Finance in Charlotte. The group has awful hours but if you want to be in credit long-term it is a great opportunity. Best of luck! Job ID: 5445067...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Interview - Global MarketsDuring the phone interview I was asked about strong Markov property and Fubini's theorem in math. Also, on site interview had some financial concepts questions which were hard for me because of non-finance background. During the phone interview I was asked about strong Markov property and Fubini's t...
Goldman Sachs - Review - Investment BankingAt Goldman Sachs, it was a fairly enjoyable experience. I had good pay, which was good for supporting me and my wife. I also was surrounded by friendly and smart people.. At Goldman Sachs, I had long hours, but that is expectable in this field. Another Con was the workload, it was very stressful....
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Goldman Sachs HireVueIm applying now for the new analyst position 2019. I'm wondering A, Does every applicant get a HireVue automatically? And B, now that HireVue is part of the process is the 'Cover Letter' less important? Thanks in advance for all insight. ...
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What is Edgemont cap like?Anyone know? Interesting because it is in healthcare, do not know the size of their deals though. Thanks....
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Engineering grad facing rounds of technical interviews at Moody's Analytics - the best way to crash course the following topics?.......................................................................................................
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Shea & co - Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions-Walk me through how you would value two companies who are in the same industry but one with negative profits. However, both have positive revenue growth. -Walk me through the three financial statements? -Company A has $100 of assets while company B has $200 of assets. Which company should have a...
ABN AMRO Group - Review - Investment BankingGreat Seniors to work with, mostly either guys from the good ole' days who stuck with ABN through the shit, or Dutch guys from BB/PE who don't want to work 70-80 hours a week in London/NY anymore and want to see their kids more. A lot of exposure to deals and clients right off the bat, can learn ...
Lazard - Interview - GeneralistI got asked a pretty typical consulting question. It was to explain how to price a product. While the question is not very hard, it is a typical thing to know for consulting interviews. I got asked many weaknesses during the process. They really seemed to dig in to see if you could be critical of y...
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Leveraging FT offer - Worth the risk?Hey guys, Need your help answering a hypothetical question. Let’s say you are currently an intern at a mid-tier investment bank in a top group (i.e BAML LevFin). Is it worth it to risk trying to recruit toward the end of that summer and ultimately leverage your FT offer to get to GS/MS? I see ...
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Recommended Drinks?Landed a second round interview with two VPs in a boutique firm. I am supposed to have a formal interview with one of the VPs and go out for drinks after. Any recommended drinks for someone who doesn't drink that often? I don't want to kill the post-interview vibe when it's time to hold casual co...
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URGENT: Exploding Full-Time Offers, Please Help Me Decide! (BB vs MM)Hi all, I fortunately received two full-time investment banking offers: one for (random coverage group) at a lower-tier bulge in NY (think: UBS, BarCap, Deutsche), and one for (tech M&A group) at a MM firm in SF (think: WB, HL, Baird)... In strictly analyzing PE/VC exit opps and career trajectory, ...
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lets say if someone just gave you cash 100 for free, then your enterprise value decrease by 100?Well. for the formula, yes, it seems,the enterprise value should decrease by 100 since net debt would be -100... but.. seems it would not be that simple and remember I saw some post saying the ev stays the same... but cannot find out where I saw that post and cannot reason out .... Please help me...
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Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hirevue OverviewWho else got this? Let's discuss. I know there was a giant thread on this last year, but does anyone have experience with Goldman Sachs Hirevue questions for this recruiting session? Please add your interview contributions in this shared google sheet for 2018 IB SA recruiting: https://docs.google....
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Berenberg?Anyone have any experience with Berenberg in the US? I can't really find anything on them and they seem to have a solid rotational program? ...
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Advanced Guide for Valuation Methods and Investment Banking InterviewHello. I am looking for a guide to study for my Investment Banking Interview. I have the WSO guide and the Vault guide. But I already had some interviews and they ask more advanced and deeper questions that I wasn't able to answer with information from the guides. They ask very technical questions ...
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Centerview Partners - Review - GeneralistBest in class work, deals and career opportunities. Everyone knows we are one of the best on the street and we're still growing like a weed.. Hours can be brutal. Firm resources are basically non existent. Expectations for analysts are very low so work often falls to more senior bankers. ...
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Mortgage Trading - RPL/NPL vs NOI’m an Associate at a BB where we perform asset diligence (e.g. property value, collateral, credit, title and etc) for re-performing/non-performing mortgages. I was offered a role to support our New Originations desk, and because it matches my prior background in Originations, my skills and intere...
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Asset Backed Securities BankingInterested in hearing thoughts on this nichey area. There are several older posts on it but nothing recent. Wondering: -What the day to day is like as an analyst in this group -Skills you would develop -Outlook on ABS going forward as well as where it stands now -Are any skills you would get in this...
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Lazard - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsHappy with the company overall, weeks where I have to bust my ass but thats industry standard. Feeling of strong opportunities in the future.. Its tough work that can be monotonous sometimes. Late nights at the office can always be rough and sometimes missing things that you wanted to go to. ...
Citigroup - Review - Investment BankingQuality of life is good. Senior bankers are outgoing and approachable. Work is actually interesting (however, this is a lot of grunt work as well). Long hours. Hours differ group by group but top industry group are all 70-80 hour weeks plus plenty of nights past 3/4am...
PNC Financial Services - Interview - Risk ManagementTell me about a time you were working in a group and one of the members were hard to work with? Tell me about 3 of your strengths and why they would be valuable to this job? Tell me about some of the coursework you have completed that is related to this position and how you can use what you've learn...
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is enterprise value 0, if equity is 100, and cash is 100?I had an interview and the interviewer said the answer was something about "net debt." The question was this: if the company has equity of 100, and cash of 100, its enterprise value would be 0 then? I said no...intuitively... but could not elaborate it anymore.. Then the interviewer said you have ...
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Raymond James Financial Inc. - Review - Generalist- Significant deal exposure, even as an intern - Interesting deals - Significant responsibility - Fantastic culture - Junior bankers are more than willing to teach interns . - No formal training for interns - Communication towards interns can improve, particularly when it comes to communicating of...
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Are ECM/DCM groups at risk for automationDo ECM/DCM groups have a higher chance of automation compared to product groups or other formforms of IB?...
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DCF when in the middle of fiscal period?Hey, So I am looking at a company to do a DCF and I am wondering what the best way is to model this one, to receive a value as of today. Last 10Q was one month back, next 10K will be released in Jan. Should I forecast with 2017A as the last actual or should I go by quarterly figures? And how do ...
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Full-Time IB Analyst Coming in 2019 - Already Getting Recruited by PE?I was just curious if other monkeys have been getting reached out by search firms on LinkedIn in regard to PE, HF, etc opportunities. It seems way too early but I'm also deciding whether or not these firms are legit and will it do me any harm to wait or to get in touch with said search firms?...
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Eastdil Secured - Review - Real Estate- Amazing company culture - every office is highly interconnected and everyone is generally friends with one another - Work hard play hard attitude - Great perks (paid lunch/dinner and ubers home from office) . - Hours can be long but same can be said for any investment bank atmosphere - Pitching i...
Raymond James Financial Inc. - Review - Investment Banking- OK hours (~75h) - High level of trust among junior team - Very lean deal teams translate to greater range of responsibility for juniors. - Base and total comp significant discount to street and RJ US analysts - Junior pay highly linked to overall firm performance, even if personally worked on succ...
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I think I’m being underpaidBackground: Non-target US undergraduate >> approx. 2 years at Big 4 transaction advisory (non-US office but in a major financial center) >>just entered 2nd year at US-based MM bank (HW, LI, Baird, WB), also in the same city as Big 4 stint. When I was hired at the bank I currently work for, the offe...
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Qatalyst Partners - Interview - GeneralistThe most difficult interview question was having to have indepth knowledge of more than 1 tech vertical. I went through the WSO database and a lot of people said that you needed to know a single vertical, so I prepared for the payments processing vertical in depth and did well with that part of the ...
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Intrepid Investment Bank LALast post was in 2014. Anybody have updated insights for this firm? More specifically interview process and Summer Analyst class size. Thanks....
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MSF to Break into IBD/Consulting?Hi everyone, I'm an Electrical Engineering major at a top school in Canada. I'm about to finish my last year and only recently became extremely interested in pursuing IBD/Consulting route. I'm thinking about applying to MSF programs to rebrand and jump back into the recruiting cycle and am thinkin...
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