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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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GS Virtual Insight Series 2019

fdjaiof

Hi, did anyone received decisions for the virtual insight series of Goldman Sachs? Also, how can we check out status?...

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Deutsche Bank 2020 SA

ch2intl

Megathread discussion for Deutsche Bank 2020 SA. How are the cutbacks going to affect 2020 SA recruiting? Read WSJ acticles [https://www.wsj.com/articles/deutsche-bank-ceo-signals-more-cuts-to-investment-bank-11558604013](https://www.wsj.com/articles/deutsche-bank-ceo-signals-more-cuts-to-investme...

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Growth Equity at Providence Equity (Providence Strategic Growth)

Fred from St Louis

Hi everybody, I would like to hear your opinion on Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), the Growth Equity arm of Providence Equity Partners. What is their reputation in the Growth Equity space? Do you think that they benefit from being part of a bigger PE group? I have seen that an older thread did ...

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MM London or EB CEE

cyro1994

Hey guys, what would be better for IB experience? MM in London (TMT) or EB in CEE? Goal: BB in London (summer 2020), have full year to gain experience. Thanks!...

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No signing bonus on the offer— typical?

biobro

I’m going in as an associate at an MM IB and the offer seems to have zero signing bonus. Is this typical? I heard from a friend that typically MBAs get ~60K in signing bonus but laterals do not. I was told they would offer a $5k relocation which is rather low as well. Is there a good way to ask t...

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Current Internship: How to play the field having signed for 2020?

FSGod

Hey everybody, I'm in NYC interning in Deals/TS/Capital Markets at one of the B4 and have signed with an EB IB for next summer already. I can't help but think about what I should say when my current bosses mention next year or return offers, or maybe even my future plans. For example, how should I...

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IB Undergrad Dilemma

quantgrunt

First I will start off by saying this is purely hypothetical and does not personally apply to me, but it is something I thought of while viewing the forums. So here is the dilemma. Person A secures a sophomore IB internship, lets say at the MM/BB level. Now that internship may or may not convert to...

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Bulge Bracket- how much do prior internships matter?

ib369

I go to a semi-target that is located in the South. I have good grades (3.8+), I am doing a local IB boutique internship this summer after finishing my freshman year. I could be overthinking things, but as a white male from the South, I still feel that my shot at landing a bulge bracket is a long sh...

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Associate Signing Bonus (UK)

AirbusA380

Hi All - do BBs in the UK give Associate signing bonuses? (for their MBA Associate class) Haven't heard anything about this so far and thought it would be in line with NY? ...

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From Investment Banking to Healthcare/Tech Sales

oakley17

All, Have any of you/do you know anyone who has made the transition from an IB analyst into a sales role for a healthcare or tech firm? As a quick background, I am currently in my 3rd year as an IB analyst and am looking to make the lateral into the sales world. This is not a "last resort" option (...

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How to proceed with follow up?

Kkreme15

Hi, all! I applied for an early recruitment opportunity for a 2020 Summer Associate IBD internship at a big shop. I had 2 first round "fit" interviews, and a 2nd round interview that was a bit more technical. I thought it went well, but apparently I was mistaken. HR called me yesterday to let me kn...

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Merger Modelling - GAAP or Adj. EPS

AndyFitz

When running an accretion / dilution analysis, should your outputs be based on GAAP or Adj. EPS figures?...

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DTA - unwind and unused capital allowance

sa-jue

Hi - have 2 specific questions regarding tax credits: 1. Looking at a company that made a chunk of earnings from the unwind of a deferred tax asset from intangibles. Shouldn’t an unwind be 0 net impact on earnings or what are the steps impacting the financial statements? Or has an expense been in...

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Online deal origination platforms, do they work?

Provenzano

Does anybody here has ever used platforms such as Axial, Captarget or Bankerbay to source deals? Either for buy or sell-side users... Any comments? Do they actually work? Tks ...

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hyhrtrderrd

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How to find a way to attend conferences or summit events

jialopet

I am currently working as a consultant for a smaller firm and I don't really invited to their events. However i recently learned that firms i.e GS, JPM, CITI and others have some special summits or conferences and wanted to know how can I attend them. I would like to network but also would like to l...

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Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.

Sil

It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic networking tips. I went into my background in detail in my lateraling guide, but basically I went to a non-target for undergrad, then started at a “no-name” boutique, lateraled to a top MM...

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Potential Investment Banking Job Opportunities in Major Global Bank

Eoin-Moore

I´m working as part of Corporate Investment Banking Innovation at a major global bank, looking for new diverse people for CIB, pm with resume/cv to convey your interest. ...

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Liverpool vs Barca thoughts?

PlzFixThx123456

So, Liverpool makes the final for the second year in a row. What do you guys think about their chances of winning? What's Barca's deal with bottling in the knockout rounds?! How does this impact the GOAT debate? ...

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How to set up networking calls while working 90+ hours a week?

westworldly

Hey guys, I am currently an IBD summer intern in LA at a BB, and really want to try to either lateral to a better shop for fulltime or break into PE. How can I try to network when most of my time will be spent in the office and I am 3 hours behind those on the East Coast? The way I see it, I can ei...

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Transitioning to IB from Technology early in career

Leftygolfer

Hi all, I am new and have been a fan of the content that is discussed on here for the past year or so. I am reaching out to secure some advice on how to properly transition from a Technical Sales Career Track into Investment Banking? 1. I have read the past posts which revolved around someone tha...

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Buyside (Fam Office, Direct Investing MM) ---> Rx (Offer on Table) Make Sense?

mayzin

Might be unconventional, but it's a generalist M&A/Restructuring Assoc offer in NYC from a boutique. Background: I graduated w BS from a target and spent ...

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FT IB Route Recommendation

PlzFixThx123456

Hi All, I'm currently a rising senior at a pretty decent target however I wasn't able to commit to my summer IB internship due to some unforeseen circumstances. I know this puts me in a really tough position for full time recruiting hence I would really appreciate getting some feedback on what I am...

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UBS Virtual Superday for 2020 Tips/Advice

heatherbank

Has anyone already completed their UBS virtual superday this year for Summer 2020 for IB? If anyone could give some insight in terms of how you prepared, questions you were asked, or general tips it would mean a lot!...

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Investment Banking Inquiry

Wokemandem

Is it possible to make the switch from valuation to IB? Has anyone had remotely similar experiences? Anything helps !...

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Asset Management Research to Boutique IB - Has this been done?

Venturepapi

As the title says, wondering if anyone has made the transition from Asset Management in a Research role to a Boutique Investment Bank. Way out of undergrad at this point and not really interested in wasting time in an MBA. Wondering if anyones done this or has transitioned into IB from other backg...

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Email Structure for Canadian Big Banks?

James6

Anyone know the email format for the Big 5 Canadian Banks? Specifically for TD securities, CIBC and Scotiabank. Edit: I was referring to @ portion. Is it [email protected] or is @TD.com?...

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2019 FT Roommate Thread

bry_d

While it may prove too early to lock down housing, finding roommates couldn't be early enough. I'm a respectful, clean and considerate guy looking for solid roommates. Basic information below: City: Chicago Preferred Neighborhood: River North, South Loop, West Loop, pretty much open to anywhere in...

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Feeling incompetent because I can't code?

cm_finance

Hey guys, This thread title might sound stupid but I think it expresses the thread the most accurate. Currently in my Business / Econ Bachelor, great grades, top 2% of my term. But I always feel more and more of a dissonance evolving inside myself. Outside forces keep telling me how Banking jus...

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From Insurance Companies to IB SA?

QueenOnWallSt

Hi Everyone, As my ultimate goal is to get a summer internship in IBD at any BB next summer (2020) in New York, I'd like to ask for any guidance or advice on how to successfully leverage my professional experiences to land the summer analyst intern position. I am studying Economics (non-business ...

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Macquarie Infrastructure NY

cfm

Anybody know anything about this group? Is this a highly regarded group within the industry? Is't easy to go to BBs or any other industry groups after this?...

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How to Proceed During Recruiting Season

hadakasheeta

Hi all! I want to keep this short and sweet and avoid a sob story, but some context is needed. I am an immigrant from a Central Asian country (also white, so no diversity), and generally stumbled my way through high school. I got into a decently ranked college, but one that is only a target for b...

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Morgan Stanley 2019 Early Insights Programs

Angelina’s

was wondering if anyone has heard back from the early insights programs (not inside access day) like the women's camp...

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What to take from a PWM internship?

BlueMonkey99

I'm currently an incoming sophomore at a semi-target school doing an internship at a private wealth management firm (that's what was recommended for me to do in my freshman summer). I hope to get an investment banking internship next summer as I plan on going into IB upon graduating. My boss is aski...

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Goldman Sachs IMD Experienced Hire Offer

campta

I started the interview process with GS recently for an analyst role in NYC. I've done some research and the numbers seem all over the place. Most threads I could find discussed IBD offers for new grads. Can someone shed some light on what the offer may look like for experienced hire in IMD? Is sign...

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What Was Your Highschool GPA?

isa2130953

Did you have a good GPA? Do you think high school grades are indicative of success in this industry? Do you wish you tried harder? Did you do well? Let me know ...

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Corporate Banking?

oaktree capital

I searched the forum and didn't see any recent info on Corporate Banking. Anyone work in CIB at a BB? From what I gather comp is below on the bonuses but work/life is significantly better then IB. However, exit opps are significantly lower. Anyone have any updated opinions / thoughts? specificall...

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Late Summer Inquiry!!

holdupyeah

Hi Guys, Inquiry for the community: I am graduating from undergrad this month but won't be fully done with classes until the end of August. I do not have a full-time analyst position lined up but I've been working as an intern at a local boutique here in Chicago for the past 6 months. Would I be ...

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2019 Deal Flow - Group Sentiment

MAC_DADDY

Closed M&A deal volume for transactions exceeding $100 million is down ~30% since May 2016 on an LTM basis and trade tensions with China and Mexico certainly aren't going to help the case in months to come... That said, I figured it would be additive to the community here to try and get a pulse on a...

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Credit Suisse UK Coverage

ignoramus

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What is investment banking

ilainternational

Investment banking is the division of a bank or financial institution that serves governments, corporations, and institutions by providing underwriting ...

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When you should choose IB

The White Bull

I love to know how any form of business works and understanding how do I value it so that I can know its worth in the industry. I also love to understand the financial health of the company and how it can maintain it in the future ? So, will a career in IB help me to achieve what I love to do, prof...

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Is Evercore M&A overrated?

todd.krakow

While we all know Evercore is a good shop in terms of $ value and deal flows, does it really outperform the other shops in terms of exits and analyst quality? Do top kids from H/W go there at all? I know a few kids at both and I don't think the most finance-savvy kids go there. It seems like most pe...

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Credit Suisse 2020 IB Financial Sponsors Group Superdays

jfjioaq

Has anyone heard back yet? I know there will be some more interviews over the next few weeks, but I have an exploding offer from a top MM boutique and need to know soon. They are doing their own process this year instead of giving out general offers and then having a placement day...

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Business Broker Firm Freshman Internship

Boi

I might be interning at a business broker firm this summer and I was wondering if it's good enough to settle on as a freshman heading into summer or should I keep looking for for something at a m&a advisory firm or very small IB firm....

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Municipal credit analyst

Avgjoe

I received an offer for a municipal credit analyst where I would be grading credit risk of munis that want to issue muni bonds. Would this position work to move to public finance IB?...

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Lateral Recruiting During SA Internship

fundingonfire60

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Career Change at 38

operator

I am currently 36 and wanted to make a career change into finance. I was on my way to making a career in the Army, got injured and was medically discharged (so there goes my retirement from that). By the time I graduate with my Masters in Finance I will be 38 ( my bachelors is in film...yea I know.....

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What exactly is Corporate Broking and what does it entail?

Reep

Im pretty new to IB and got a summer internship at Barclays within the Corporate Broking team. I have tried googling what exactly is Corporate broking and what I will be doing but I cant seem to find anything of substance. Does anyone have any knowledge they could share? ...

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Upkeeping the Newsletter

NonTargetScum

I have an opportunity to provide specific industry research to a small boutique and send it weekly in a newsletter with links to their prop research to roughly 2500 subscribers. Does this help my resume at all? I have 2 internships, the first in data analysis in Corp Fin and the second in Fraud Inv...

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London based analyst - drug testing

newbieeee

Hey guys. Wondering if a BB may drug test me as a new analyst starting in the summer in london?? If this does occur, what form will the test likely test? A hair test is the only one which could cause me any issues. Looking for London based info! Any help much appreciated ... looking to find out ...

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Recruiter not following up on Interview

adpp0

I had an interview with a bank that I got thought a recruiting company. I thought the interview went well. I have been waiting on next steps which I would assume I would hear about from my recruiter but he hasn't followed up or responded to my emails asking for an update. What should I do? Has anyon...

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Business Tax Advisory Internship with FTI Consulting

MarkBaumClone

Recently accepted an offer from FTI Consulting for a Business Tax Advisory intern position, currently am a rising senior at a non-target and wanted to know if this is a solid internship to have on my resume if I would like to land a job in IB after I graduate? Is this transition possible? The reason...

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The Corporate Clapback

isa2130953

One of the biggest benefits of working at a job is some of the people you will meet along the way........ but it can also be one of the worst. Have you ever had to clap-back at a coworker? Got into a fight at work? Had a big misunderstanding? Have you let your coworkers ever see the side of you t...

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Healthcare Associates in IB - What's your typical work week like?

biobro

For those of you who are associates in healthcare - what does your work week look like in terms of hours and activities? I've heard stories ranging from absolute sweatshop conditions to something around 65 hours / week. Please share which company if possible....

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Re: BAML London Group Ranking

ford1234

Hi everyone, Trying to gauge BAML's best groups in London. Anyone have any idea's on their top 3 groups? Thanks...

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