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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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College junior trying to make a switch from AM to IBD

workInProgress

Hi everyone, I'm currently a junior at a top target (think UM, UVA, NYU), but studying computer science in the Engineering school at university (therefore a fairly low GPA --> 3.3ish) and attempting to move over to IBD for full time. Doing AM at a BB (think UBS, CS, Barclays) this upcoming summer ...

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Wells Fargo IB Superday 2019

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For those of you that have gone through the WF recruiting process in the past, how was the super day? Does WF do anything different in regards to their super day process? Should there be anything to look out for? Any insight is greatly appreciated....

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BB Background Check: GPA Issue - Advise Needed

hyporigo

Hi Community, I have always been a silent reader here but now my first post, which is very serious for me. I am going nuts at home and would appreciate every piece of advise/knowledge. Last year I did a summer internship at a BB in NY. I successfully converted to a FT-position and I will start as...

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There are ways to make your edge perfect

danydebrown

In the currency trading business system, the traders will have to be effective with their trades. That will help them to make some good executions. But not all of the traders can manage to do things right with the trading performance. Sometimes, the trend lines may be misconducted for the market ana...

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AMA: Non-Target -> 3rd Year Analyst MM IB

NuclearPenguins

Unfortunately turning comments on a pitch deck today so I have some time in between turns to do an AMA. Thought I'd give back to the community here now that I'm wrapping up my 3rd year at a MM. Definitely wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for WSO. ###Quick background (Non-Target -> 3rd Year Analy...

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RBC DCM Lateral

Adams-Smith46

Anyone knows where in the process RBC DCM is currently at in filling the lateral analyst position they posted like 2 weeks ago? ...

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Questions to ask after getting the offer

ArmoBanker

Are questions related to protected weekends, daily hours, dress code and anything else related to a SA position allowed to be asked to current analysts and associates after getting an offer. I start my SA in a couple weeks and certain things have not been clarified. ...

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Off-Cycle IB 2019 London

_k

Hi, I started this forum because I couldn't find anything on off-cycles for IBD (also open to other divisions, to be honest) 2019 in London. Can anyone share with me their progress on these? I'm completing tests and videos but have not heard back from any firm (I'm on Tier 4 that expires soon so o...

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2020 Junior SA - Morgan Stanley Hirevue

just4kant

Has anyone done the Hirevue for Morgan Stanley 2020 SA? Can someone share the Questions? I applied IB. Appreciate it...

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Are you a chad?

jacklyn224

What's a chad and why has the name chad been used in such a disrespectful manner.What once seemed like a perfectly normal name has instead turned into a douchebag label to bring down any wealthy/rich hardworking white guy who went to an elite university and gas an elite job.I miss the 80s a good dec...

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Do banking and PE make you a better business owner?

juan.longo97

Hello, I will be joining a BB bank (GS/MS/JP) in London as an IBD analyst. I always had in mind moving to a PE and then proving myself there and eventually starting my own PE fund either in London or NYC. However, I have now understood that this is indeed a very difficult path. My father runs and ow...

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Fake ID's as a Summer Analyst - To be or no to be?

sell-syde

Fake ID’s - as a Summer Analyst should you do it or not? We’ve all been here before. As a Sophomore working in IBD I did it last summer and got away with it - here's what to do and what not to do. Full disclosure: I am not a heavy party/drinker I specifically bought my fake so that I could f...

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Is Wharton business school still prestigious in 2019

jacklyn224

How prestigious is Wharton and why is it considered the best out of the best business schools in the world.What makes this school better than say Harvard business school or NYC Stern business school?What major impact does Wharton buainess school leave in the finance world?In your opinion give reaso...

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Is having no finance classes a bad signal for spring weeks/internships?

signals1234

I'm going to be applying for spring weeks from a UK target in September/October. I am trying to decide between taking a maths module or a finance/accounting class. Would having taken a finance/accounting module have any benefit for spring week applications? The uni offers a workshop to teach the ba...

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Gap Year During Uni - IB Advice

brittsonclover

Hi Guys, I'm a rising junior at an Ivy League and I recently transitioned from pre-med to investment banking. I'm majoring in Neuroscience with a 3.8 GPA and I landed an internship at a boutique near my school this summer. However, I am strongly considering taking a gap year to stay home and work...

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From TD Ameritrade to breaking into IB?

seabass91

So, I currently have a full year internship with TD Ameritrade set up for the "Investor Services Internship," during the 2019 fall - 2020 spring semester. I have recently been developing an interest in IB, my GPA isn't fantastic, it's at a 3.25, maybe my (kinda) relevant intern experience will make ...

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Kelley Business School and Wall Street

Afthab1

How would you rate Indiana University Kelley Business School for Undergrad for placing kids into Wall Street? ...

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Any insight on PJ Solomon NYC?

skyhomes

I know they are known for consumer / retail but they seem to really be growing their analyst program / UG recruiting in recent years after being bought by Natixis. Does anyone have insight on how their analyst program would compare to others in terms of culture or exit ops since they are relativel...

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HL RX vs Evercore RX vs PJT RSSG

gandalfthe123

Hey you all, Hoping to get some help deciding on what to take. Fortunate enough to have an offer from two of the three above groups (RX for HL/Evercore/PJT) and wondering if anyone could give some information about them on the following attributes (leaving it open to all 3 for anonymity and to make ...

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Seeking advice on Corporate Banking modeling

MrInferiorReturn

I am researching specific modeling techniques in corporate banking for diversified groups, would some of you who work in the field mind educating me on this? For instance I have heard that groups covering diversified use 3-statements, while metals&mining use dcf more and is more technical. I am spec...

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RBC (NY) vs. Jefferies (NY) SA 2020

WSOuser33

Hey everyone. This is my first and not sure if this will be my last post, but I recently received IB 2020 offers for Jefferies and RBC. I’m a rising junior and I’m grateful for these opportunities but I’m not too sure which to accept. Would anyone be willing to give insight in terms of which m...

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Are you republican or democrat?

jacklyn224

I'm a self identified Rockefeller Republican or Liberal Republican meaning I lean right on iconic issues but left on social issues. I'm not a trump supporter cause his a little too extreme for my liking.I hate that in this day and age you either have to be too liberal or too conservative and that yo...

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Evercore Full-Time Interview

RX101

Anyone been through an Evercore interview for full-time hire? What kind of questions did you get? Heard it's a lot more technical than others across the street, is that true? thanks in advance!...

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Latin America DCM Super Day

ProfessionalPatagucciHardo

Have a super day on Friday for SA 2020 BB LATAM DCM. I understand debt, bonds, and fixed income products from exposure to real estate secondary market, classes, and reading. I also know my IB technicals cold. What should I read to understand more about about the industry right now and what is going ...

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Special Assets Group

ProfessionalPatagucciHardo

I have a Summer position with a BB for this group. I have no idea what this group does and have not been able to find any good information about the role on this site or others. Does anyone know more information about this group and can give me some insight on how to prepare for the position. Thank...

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Citi SA orientation email

winterrrriscoming

Hey for all of you SAs starting next week in IB/S&T, did any of you receive an email from Citi with details regarding the agenda for the first day/week? Surprised I haven't gotten any emails from HR since mid April....

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International Recruiting Firms for IB

PositivelyInquisitive

Has anyone transferred from a US-based IB position abroad? What are the top headhunting firms one could work with to try and find positions in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Frankfurt, Paris, etc? Guessing each firm is localized, but any advice/direction would be appreciated....

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Series 79 with STC

Maskub

Hi everyone - I am studying for series topoff 79 with STC. I have already passed SIE but was wondering what is the best strategy to study for series 79? I just want to know how many of the questions were on the actual M&A Valuation and Corp Finance (CAPM, WACC, Shares o/s etc) vs the regulations and...

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Morgan Stanley, Budapest?

lifeisanart

Hello everyone, Since you are all talents here I want to ask you a question regarding to the offer I just got. I will really appreciate if you could shed light on me for this issue. I have studied in France and UK for two years and I got an offer from Morgan Stanley Budapest for US market risk po...

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BlackRock in Budapest vs HSBC in London vs Argus (Quant Data Scientist)

elnaz_sn

Hi All - * I have offers from the following for Data Scientist/Quant Data scientist and Innovation in Quant in HSBC London, Argus Media and BlackRock Budapest offices, Client Solutions. The main contenders in my head is HSBC vs BlackRock for career trajectory: I'm interested in Algo Trading Quan...

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Age discrimmination

Nancy-Hammond

Age discrimination is pervasive and accepted. We live 20 to 30 years longer than what employment practices assumed in the past. People are working on this issue. What is the finance industry doing about hiring and investing in older workers? What companies are age friendly? Very frustrating when...

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Counselling abut career (particularly Pakistan)

mazinkhan3_1

Hello I am from Pakistan I have done MBA in finance and now I have got admission in CFA currently studying level 1. I need some counselling about about jobs, department and future in finance. It will be really helpful some someone helps me especially from Pakistan. Thanks MAZIN KHAN ...

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Morgan Stanley SA 2020

happyhippie

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has completed the assessment after the Hirevue? If so, what did it entail? Were there technicals and how should I study for it/is it necessary to study for? ...

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Corporate Banking in Europe

Bilby

Hello fellow monkeys, I am an undergraduate at a university in the UK (semi-target, top 30 in the world) and I do Economics. I will be applying for internships during autumn and my preferred internship is Corporate Banking. I've read through the topics on WSO about Corporate Banking but they all se...

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"Modelling" has to be the biggest misnomer in this industry.

Leonardo-Cope

I remember back when I was still a student, being intimidated by the idea of having to form "models" - despite my undergrad being in physics. It turns out in finance, "modelling" just means dividing one excel cell by another, saying "yeah sure, that growth will obviously continue for a good 3 years...

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Financial Modeling Best Practices: Color Conventions

dreamtheater12

Hi guys, What are color conventions that you guys follow to make your financial models idiot proof? There are so many links and assumptions that I am finding it difficult to standardize. Right now I have: assumptions=blue Hard coded inputs= blue with a background color Drivers such as '% of revenue...

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HC: City to Street transfer

Jefferies Chiang

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London Ranking Exit opps PE and HF

juan.longo97

The list in my opinion should be: 1) GS, MS 2) PJT, JPM (PJT>JPM if interested in restructuring) 3) Lazard, Moelis, Evercore (all three also top for hedge funds especially if in restructuring at LAZ or Moelis. Plus all three have the great advantage of having a generalist pool which gets you great ...

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Reputation of Union Square Advisors, FT Partners, and RBC?

targetdropout

Hey guys, I just received an offer from Union Square Advisors for a summer internship. I have some alumni/ contacts at FT Partners and RBC that I can leverage. Between USA, FT Partners, and RBC tech, which bank do you think will provide me with the best learning experience and exit opps to PE? ...

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URGENT PLS READ MY INVESTMENT MEMO

fynance18

Hi All -- Currently working on a 24hr case study, anyone free to read my investment memo (it's super short) and lmk if I'm being reasonable or missing anything glaring? Thank you I really really appreciate the help!!!...

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Pushed timeline for Full time Opportunities

simba4132

I am about to start my junior summer IB SA job, I have also noticed that some firms have already started their full time recruitment, maybe this has already been answered and I am in no way trying to start recruiting as I hope to stay at the firm I am going to work at, but how does one recruit for ...

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IB Analyst to Consulting

ndnd7123

Current first year analyst at IB elite boutique, thinking about switching to consulting and would like to know more. Is a consulting gig easy to get out of IB? Does the switch require an MBA first? For people who have done this, was your overall satisfaction with consulting much higher than IB? Any ...

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Advice for Incoming ECM Banker

Bhugf

Hey guys, I'll be starting in an ECM group at a BB after doing my SA stint in a LevFin group. Which skills should I be focusing on to make sure I can hit the ground running in my ECM group? Which valuation techniques are used the most? Would appreciate feedback from anyone in ECM. Thanks....

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Advice on navigating summer recruitment events while earning a return offer

vauntedbankster

Hi guys, I am an incoming summer IBD analyst at a known sweatshop. I think it is critical to earn a return offer to be competitive for fulltime recruitment opportunities , but there will likely be dinners, receptions, and other networking events that buyside shops will be hosting this summer. How ...

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OSU-Fisher or Penn State Econ

AC26

I recently accepted transfer admission to OSU, but I'm wondering how well does OSU place in IB? Including what are the chances of getting placed into IB with Econ degree at Penn State, as I'm currently attending a commonwealth campus, which I could transfer to University Park for Econ, but not Smeal...

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High School Opportunities for Investment Banking

danldesr

As a high school student, are there any opportunities in investment banking such as summer internships or similar jobs to that for high school students?...

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