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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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Breaking into boutique IB in London

Oracle2020

Hi everyone, Based on my research mostly from the Mergers and Inquisitions website, I learned most IBD recruiting in the US is done via campus recruiting. Anyone without an offer or for a career changer pretty much the only options to break in is networking/cold calling. I heard in the US it's a wa...

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BB/MM Industrials Groups in NYC

CorpDev86

I'm headed to a top MBA program this fall, and one of the career paths I'm thinking about is Industrials banking - I currently work in-house (strat/corp dev) in the space. I wanted to ask the WSO community to shed insights on the various groups if they have any. I'll be 30 when I graduate, so a prio...

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HK IBD Superdays When Do They Make Decision

princeroyce

For those who applied to HK position and are having super days this week. How long after the super day do they start to sending out offers? Also normally what % of the people at the final round will get the offer?...

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CIBC super day

zzzz123

Attended the super day yesterday with CIBC World Markets. Has anyone heard back from yet? (toronto office) HR said it should be today but I haven't heard anything.. ...

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Started internship in boutique Investment Bank (MBS/ABS). How to make the most of it?

runescape

Hi, Long time lurker. I want to thank WSO for helping me get my foot in the door with this internship. Background: top 30 school but non-target (top 10 in the nation for pre-med, engineering, CS, just not for business). Got an internship in a medium sized city (boston/seattle/baltimore). Unpaid i...

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Deal Lingo: Advisor to the Board = Fairness Opinion?

PlusMinus

Hi there, just a quick question about the whole banking lingo.. Sometimes in articels you can read the following: Goldman Sachs was financial advisor to The Beer Company, while Centerview advised its board. Does advising the board = fairness opinion? Or is it real advisory work, which will give y...

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Venture Capital and IB

prospectiveintern

Are there any circumstances under which a venture capital firm would need to utilize the services of an investment bank? As many examples as you can possibly think of. All input is appreciated; thank you....

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Internal mobility at Citi

ibmonkey16

I'm curious of the internal mobility at Citi from risk management to front office investment banking? How about BB in general? Thanks in advance....

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Capstone Partners - Boston Office interview process

B9269

Hi Everyone, I am currently in the interview process for a summer analyst role at Capstone Partners (Boston Office) and was wondering if anyone has any information on how it goes. I moved on from a first round 2 on 1 phone interview and have scheduled a second 2 on 1 interview. I would like to know...

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GS experienced hire?

Chimp_and_jeez

Hi guys: I'm just working on an experienced hire application from GS's website, and was wondering if any of you have gone through the same process? 1) it doesn't seem to include a section for cover letter? so do we just not include one? 2) once your resume is uploaded it seems to only populate the ...

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Adding M&A fee to Goodwill

Crame

Would you add the m&A fee to goodwill, or would you subtract it from SHE? Or, would you expense it in OpEx?...

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How do you view RBS's IB summer analyst experience?

Kiosliop13

Do you think it's as good as BB internship? I'm going to Vanderbilt for MSF this year and I have IB internship exp in RBS and another boutique. I've also worked for world bank. Do you think that's good enough to get FT IB analyst offer post msf?...

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Risk Management vs. Econ Consulting for post-MBA IBD job prospect

Shitizen

Which one is better? Risk Management (think Wells Fargo) vs Econ Consulting (think CRA) for post-MBA ibd jobs....

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What makes a deal interesting in your opinion?

nullsumgame

This is following the "If you could have worked on any deal of the last few years, which would it be?" (no links allowed as new on the website) topic Hello everyone, this is my first post here. Did a quick search and did not find anything related but the question seems relevant - and I don't have a...

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FocalPoint Partners in LA?

Brawntourage

New member/former engineering major here looking to break into banking. Can anyone give any insight on FocalPoint Partners in Westwood? It seems like they hire mostly from UCLA/USC....

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Banking to hedge fund: interview questions

fortheppl

Anyone know what kind of questions are asked at interviews. Specifically looking to know what accounting questions are most examined. Of course, realize that you need to have well thought out pitches and that you might have to do a case study etc. Not talking about that, asking about the technical...

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LevFin London

gators_12

Looking at a LevFin opportunity in London vs. the US. Wondering how different banks stack up in London? Additionally, any insight as to how the experience differs from being at a US bank (transaction size, complexity, quantity of transactions)? Currently at a top 4 US LevFin bank and trying to consi...

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6 Month Internship Programs?

moneyandmimosas

Hey All, Do you guys know of any 6 month internship programs or junior analyst programs ( I know jP has one and I applied to it today) available for those graduating this spring? Preferably at a big bank, but even boutique firms. Appreciate the help ...

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Goldman Sachs Informational Youtube Videos

354231

I ran into GS's youtube account and found that it actually contains a decent amount of information regarding the whole interning process, different sectors of GS, and so on. I'll include the link to the channel. It's worth checking out, but be prepared to shift through some PR BS. Link: https://www...

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Anyone know PwC's corporate finance email format?

BBDreamin

I'm trying to get ahold of a VP there with a very similar background. This is specifically for corporate finance (not sure if they're different) I've seen a couple different: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] ...

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How could I recover from a late start in undergrad?

1738Street

I entered undergrad thinking I was going to be a doctor and realized this past semester that that is definitely not the case. I now want to enter finance in a quantitative position but feel like I am behind the curve and am not sure how to catch up. I'm now entering the second semester of my sophomo...

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What are your opinions on Corporate Banking - FIG?

AtypicalMonkey

I've heard that its difficult to transition from as you don't learn as many transferable skills. It seems like something I would be interested in, but I don't want to do banking long term. I would like to move on to corporate finance or government finance roles after a year or so. ...

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Any Major Disadvantage to Not Knowing Much about Sports?

Entrepreneur Hero

I know this might be an unusual question. In terms of IB recruiting, how important is it to know about the latest news in sports (more specifically football and basketball)? Considering that I have not followed sports from a young age, whenever I start talking about the latest sports news, the othe...

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Intern to Full time Analyst Tips

Eisman22

I have previously had two summer analyst roles at a rapidly growing financial group (went from $400mm AUM to $1bn in one calendar year) in the midwest where I got a taste of the investment research and the financial planning sides of the firm. This summer I am going to be in NYC as a summer analyst...

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Best groups at BAML HK

lolsunshine

What are some of the best groups at BAML HK, in terms of exit options, experience overall? Any thoughts much appreciate....

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Have you heard of Williams Capitals Group?

Anonymous_fella

I 'm interested in Williams Capital group. What can you tell me about it. I'm interested in inside information, what it like to work there, exit ops, prestige and etc. Is it even considered MM boutique or is it an up and coming BB bank like Bofa?...

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Lying about your graduation year to get an internship

JambaMan

How common is this? I'm sure people pull the whole graduating early thing and then decide they aren't graduating early after the internship. If HR finds out you are for all practical purposes fucked and the offer will be rescinded, am I correct? ...

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Length of Spring Recruiting - Process

monkeyintraining

For those who have already gone through it, how long does recruting usually go for in the spring? I know we have one or two rounds on campus and then they start bringing you down to the city for more interviews. Does this go on all semester or is it only for a brief period of time? I am at a targ...

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Barclays Assessment Centre IB division, any more tips, info, insights?

felipz24

Has anyone been to a Barclays IBD assessment centre. Tips?...

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How are imputed fees calculated at banks, why higher fees at some?

Delirium2

I notice from the league tables that certain banks like CS and UBS are consistently ranked highly on the "imputed fees" table but slightly lower on the transaction volume table. What explains the discrepancy? Do these banks charge higher fees? For example, CS was ranked 4th on the US imputed fees ta...

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Sell-side to Banking

jpm351

Currently a sell-side equity research analyst at a boutique - anyone see any chance I can hop to banking right now given what's going on? Any insight, advice? Thanks. ...

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Group/Bank Selection- moving up the quickest

dealcomps

In general does it take longer at BB's to move up through the ranks than boutiques, or vice versa? I've also heard of people making MD by 30 in good groups too like M&A etc. does it have anything to do with the group and the age of the people in the group or if your good, it doesn't really matter a...

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Cayman Islands

hol3

legit possibilities for HF/HFOF..great weather and beach year round..biased lifestyle aside how are exit opps? ie if i wanted to get back into nyc...

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Energy/Nat Res Banking in London

boshyj

I'm interested in energy/natural resource banking, but my searches have only turned up US-specific info, and I'm in the UK - I was hoping someone on this board would be able to clue me in. What's energy banking like in Europe? Who are the main players in this space in London, and which banks tend to...

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Commercial Lending & LBO books

bpdallas314

Anyone have any good books/textbooks recommendations for: 1. Commercial Lending (ex. extending bank amortizations) 2. Acquisition Financing (ex. LBO's) Any help would be appreciated, I'm try to learn. I've found NOTHING on commercial lending that's up-to-date. Thank you!...

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Hong Kong internship trying to move into USA

gnomeater

Hi all, I have graduating from a top-15 ranked MBA program this up coming spring, and I've interned at a top BB firm in Hong Kong. However, I am not having a lot of luck getting an offer here at USA. I was wondering if firms here in the US do not value internships in Hong Kong. I hope someone can ...

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Syracuse University

agentx004

I'm going to be attending Syracuse University in the fall as a Finance major. I know that the school isn't heavily recruited, but after a Google search, I've found that many SU alumni are in top positions at Meryll Lynch and other banks. What are you opinions on the school? What should I do be doing...

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Interview-GS Specialty Lending Group

gofrogs08

I was wondering if anyone on here has any experience with this particular group? Anyone who has interviewed with them, previously worked with them, knows someone who works there, or is currently working there, any information you can provide would be great. If anyone on here currently works with th...

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Roadshow Luggage - How to keep suits nice?

Mo

Hi Guys, This question is for the veterans, don't think a SA would be able to answer this one except if he got in through family or friends :) Anyway going on roadshow, how to keep those suits nice and not needing ironing when you arrive there and what are the top brands that are both practical ...

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Intrepid Advisors

SHORTmyCDO

Anyone know anything about these guys in LA? I do know that they were founded by a couple of barrington advisors guys after the acquisition by WFC, but wondering if anyone has info on the firm? Curious about dealflow, experience, culture, etc.? Not too concerned about exit opps at this point, would ...

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Advice: Fixed Income Research Intern -> IB Internship

luvs2jizz

Hello friends, I'm currently a fixed income research intern with MM bank, focusing on high-yield corporate issuers. What advice would you give to me to leverage my FI research internship experience to get an IB internship in summer 2012? Just to add on, from the information and networking I've d...

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Withdrawing and Resubmitting Application

mrblue

Hey so I applied to the Douglas Paul Scholarship Program at Credit Suisse. However, I needed to withdraw my application and resubmitted under a different email account because I had problems uploading my SAT scores. Is it a big deal if they see I withdrew and resubmitting (will they get annoyed)? I ...

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IB -> Buyside. Headhunters reaching out.

TT_Lambo

Hey guys, I am a 1st year analyst at a BB bank in the West Coast and have been receiving a good amount of headhunter emails regarding preparing for buyside recruiting (private equity, hedge fund, vc, etc). They are all asking for some background informaton including an updated resume and a few act...

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How to prepare a GCM interview

cartera

Hi folks, How do you prepare for a MS GCM interview? What is it different from a IBD interview? I heard that is less heavy in technical questions but more focused on markets. But what market information should one be focusing on when preparing for the interview? Also, what sort of technical questio...

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GLC Advisors & Co.

BBnkr10

I have a first round phone interview with GLC Advisors in the coming days (with a VP). Anyone have an idea of the type of questions that will be asked during the phone interview? Any help is much appreciated -- really trying to get this job. Please let me know if anyone can help. Thanks guys!...

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Sophomore Summer Programs/Conferences

Ron Swanson

Hey, I was just wondering if there are any sophomore programs like UBS Sophomore Symposium, SRR's Future Leaders in Finance, BP's Sophomore Trading Experience. I was just looking for programs that were a few days long at any kind of finance or IB firm. ...

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From IB to Inhouse Consulting/Corporate Strategy/Corporate Development

gregoriusss

Hi guys, Just wanted to check if somebody has made the switch from IBD of his/her bank to the Inhouse Consulting/Corporate Strategy or Corporate Development department within the bank. Or are those "within firm exits" more uncommon? If you change after 2 years as IBD analyst to IC, will you start...

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Corporate Finance or Infrastructure Finance?

maczack113

So I have to choose between two offers, corporate finance in mid-market M&A and Infrastructure Finance, they are both with big 4 accounting firms. Let's say eventually I want to move in IB or PE, which one has a better chance?...

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