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WSO Hall of Fame: Other Industries Forum The Wall Street Oasis Other Industries Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on various other industries. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here...
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Required certifications for a credit risk analystHello everybody, I just started a new job as a credit risk analyst in a commercial bank, and I have some doubts about which certifications I should take to boost my career. I have already signed up for December 2018 CFA Part I, and I was planning to take FRM part I and II in May 2019 and October ...
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AMA - 22 years-old 1st year analyst: Any advice to start on the right foot is welcome.Hello everybody, I'm a long-time lurker on this site, finally decided to say hi. About me: -Just turned 22 years old three days ago. -Did a 9-month CF internship in a bank, a 3-month CF internship in a big4, and a 3-month AM internship. -Started a new job as a credit risk analyst in a commercial ...
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Software Engineering seems like the best job one could haveSo I've come to a realization about something and let me know what you think. As an example, I'll compare working a top firm in Tech, IB, Consulting, Law, and Audit. So if someone gets employed at a place like Google, Facebook, etc you're most likely facing the same difficulty if not slightly easie...
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Most interesting startup you've heard ofTitle says it all. My favorite right now is Flaviar (sells high end liquors and tasting sets). What's yours?...
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Search Fund Internship During School Year?So i'm transferring to a target as an incoming junior and am wrapping up a f500 corpfin/strategy internship. I've got some first/second rounds with IB's lined up through the fall but might have to extend graduation to the class of 2021 if I don't secure an SA19 offer. What do you guys think is the c...
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Books that Changed Your Perspective on LifeHi all, I just wanted to start a thread for great books that people recommend reading in their free time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Although finance book recommendations are great, I really want to start reading books that will change my perspective on the world. Cheers! ...
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I screwed up...I got a really good internship opportunity as my best friend's mother owns a firm in the financial district that does data analysis for a lot of hedge funds, banks, and PE firms. And while I am most likely transferring to a target school from cc next year, this is definitely a huge opportunity for m...
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My 2018 Series 7 experienceI took and passed the FINRA Series 7 exam this morning 6-1-2018 and used Kaplan exclusively to prepare. I studied for 4 weeks and sat in on their live class for the full 4 days, leaving myself a week to do practice tests until I was blue in the face. Having very little knowledge of the subject matte...
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How to deal with a kiss-ass coworker?Sup WSO, Title sums it up pretty well. Just started FT and truly enjoy my job and the people. I was hired onto a team with one other kid who interviewed the same day as me, we both started the same day. One month in and I just can't take it anymore. This kid is basically Dwight from The Office. I a...
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AMA - Commercial Banking Credit Risk SVP in Southeast USAHowdy all, I'm a long-time lurker on this site, finally decided to post and say hi. About Me: - I'm a 10 year commercial banking veteran that got started in 2008-2009 going through a super-regional's FLDP right out of school. - Spent time in various credit functions during and after the Crisis a...
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J.P. Morgan PWM HireVue 2019Just got this. Anyone do it yet? Applied from a target school, interested to see what the process will be like this year...
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Internal Switch from Portfolio Mgmt to UnderwritingHey monkeys, been posting/commenting here semi-frequently, lots of great advice and content that I've put to use well, and looking for some solid advice. I recently left Big 4 to join a portfolio mgmt team at a mid-sized bank in my market. I'm more interested in the underwriting process and am seeki...
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Are there any roles that deal specifically with the privatization of SOEs or government assets?I know that the IMF, through the SAPs (structural adjustment programs) and technical assistance that they offer to countries, often recommends the privatization of government assets, but are there other parties that are frequently involved in such a process besides the government?...
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To work or not to work..that is the question!Hey all. So i have got an offer for economics at Edinburgh and i wanted to know if it would be a good idea to work part time?I am an international student so i have kind of limited knowledge about the kind of part time jobs available to undergraduates in the UK. And if you think it is a good idea to...
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Could someone explain something about the Big 4?So I know they offer: Audit, Tax, Financial Advisory and Consulting services but I've also heard people on WSO say they offered Corporate Finance/M&A as well. So basically what I'm asking is: 1- Which service branch is their Corporate Finance/M&A team apart of? 2- Do all the Big 4 hire people for...
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What to do with your money once you have a job? Assuming you have no kind of credit card or student loan debt, I am curious what you guys (newer and advice from older ones as well) are doing with your money. I just started full-time and after completing my monthly budget and paying for all bills, including a safety net, I am left with about $800...
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Amazon is getting into the pharmacy businessAmazon (AMZN) just announced the acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy that offers pre-sorted doses of medications and home delivery. The deal is expected to be closed during 2H 2018. Terms of the deal are not disclosed. CVS &MCK down 7% already. Any thought? ...
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Master thesis topic ideas? What would you like to read about?Hello everyone, I am finishing my masters degree at an European business school and as part of the curriculum I need to write a thesis. What are some topics you would like to read about? I was thinking something related to distressed debt or activist investing. Please let me know your thoughts!...
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Any experiences/thoughts about Gerald Group in physical metals trading?Anyone familiar with the reputation and culture with Gerald Group in the metals trading industry? I have tried searching about them online but there is not much content about them and would appreciate any insight about the firm from anyone in the industry. I know that they have a graduate program an...
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How to prepare for due diligence interview at Big4?Hello everyone! I just got an offer from one of the Big4 to participate in the interview session for financial due diligence position. They said that they just set up new program that let you have both audit and FDD position at the same time (switching role every specific period of time; in this ca...
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Starting Over - Career ChangeFellow Monkeys, New account for this post but I have been reading WSO for ~8 years. I am hoping to change careers and find a role within sales (account manager, business development, etc.). I am planning to exit the financial services industry and have no interest in wealth management / financial a...
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Buffett "Loves" his newspapersCan a billionaire like Warren Buffett ever come under pressure when one of the many businesses under Berkshire Hathaway starts to underperform? What else could have made him hire Lee Ent. to manage his newspaper business. Buffett says he "loves" his newspapers .................................. [to ...
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Signature Bank and Commercial BankingI am currently in commercial banking and looking to make a move. Does anyone have any experience with Signature Bank in ny? Any suggestions for similar size commercial banks that i should research?...
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How does one become such a wise "consultant" fresh out of college with no real world experience?It makes almost no sense to me. Why would seasoned business owners pay a 22-year-old fresh out of college with no real world job experience money for his "consulting" when the business owner has been doing business in the real world for longer than the new "consultant" has been alive? Just because ...
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Anyone in IB thinking of becoming a developer?Been working at in M&A for about a year now at a MM. Tired of the position, and really really really bored of the job. Was visiting several friends who worked as developers in the bay area over memorial day. They make a lot of money, like almost 200k after one year of experience, and get like stock...
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An enigma called Elon MuskHas anyone noticed that most of Elon Musk's airs and manners are atypical of CEOs. To snub Wall Street analysts at the earnings call, engage in a spat with an ex-employee for 'sabotage' and now to [close several of Tesla's home solar installations](https://news.alphastreet.com/tesla-forced-to-shut-m...
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London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Graduate Program Telephone InterviewHi, I have a telephone interview for the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Business Graduate Programme 2017 on Monday the 6th of February next week. I would like to ask anyone who has had their telephone interview for this graduate programme or any graduate programme at the LSEG the following qu...
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Where can i buy Sensolatino Italia Sunglasses? I have heard that they are really good for a low price. They are polarized with top quality from Italy. ...
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PWM vs Financial Advisor vs Corporate Finance Advisor vs Investment Management vs Asset Management vs Investment AdvisorHey so can someone clear up these terms for me because I hear them used a lot but not really sure what all of them mean. 1- What's the difference between a PWM working at Goldman Sachs PWM and someone working in Advisory as a Financial Advisor at Deloitte? Is this simply just the same job but one w...
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2017 30 under 30 Finance, Forbes Staff1. Matthew Humphrey 29 Sold company for $100mln at 24 2. David Knopf 28 Partner at 3G Capital 3. Richard Craib 29 Numerai hedge fund 4. Daniel Rasmussen 29 Rasmussen’s Verdad Advisers 5. Kelly Wannop 29 Associate at Blackstone, BoD of ...
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Will not being an Economics major set me behind?So I just graduated from a top 5 liberal arts school with a double-major in 1) Earth Science, and 2) Government (concentrating in International Relations). I wanted to be a geologist for a while (earth science is the exact same thing as geoscience!! I am NOT an Environmental Studies major), so felt ...
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Future of Car Sales and MarketingCar manufactures are investing a lot money in research and development of these new car models. They are adding newer features day-by day and are trying to integrate the car into the ecosystem of the customers. But somewhere in these developments the car manufacturers have not upgraded their sales a...
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Awkward office situationsI'm sure some of you have some funny stories. I'm looking forward to seeing the responses whether in banking or etc. ...
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Anyone heard of Northern Trust? There is very few information on WSO about Northern Trust. I am aspiring to get into AM; does anyone know how an Investment Associate/ PM experience from Northern Trust can parlay into AM? The position at Northern Trust is a support role for PM managing a few billion dollars....
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Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.4B in equityJust saw this headline pop up while at work. For those of you that keep up in the tech space/work in ER/IBD in TMT or similar - was this something you guys saw coming? **I'm quite surprised at this epic acquisition. Would love to hear some guys' thoughts!**...
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HAS ANY COMMERCIAL BANKER (relationship manager) EVER GONE FROM A COMMUNITY BANK TO A SUPER REGIONAL OR BB?If so - what was the differences? Were you able to bring a lot of your clients with you or did they not fit the scope of the new bank? I am currently at a $3.3B bank - 99% of my clients on the C&I and Ag side are in the $1-$50MM range in revenue. We also do a ton of Investor CRE - and those deals ...
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Custom Cigarette BoxesAs indicated by the name of the box, **[Custom Cigarette boxes](https://goo.gl/BE6Nqx)** are used to contain cigarettes in them. With the everyday rising trend of smoking, the need of cigarette boxes is also increasing. Regardless of the fact that cigarettes do no good to human health, more people a...
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AMA: Wells Fargo Financial Analyst Program for Commercial BankingHere is my overdue write up on Wells’ FAP and thoughts on the process/ program. This is most applicable to Commercial Banking or CRE divisions. wells fargo commercial financial analyst program I applied with less than 1-year experience, got the offer, and ultimately declined - - they countered w...
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Natural Resources Reading/Studying?Could anyone recommend me books or online resources that might be helpful in preparing me to understand this industry? Looked around online and the information seems kind of sparse. Id really appreciate some guidance on this topic....
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I used to work at a Chop-Shop AMASo for 7 months I worked for a chop-shop. I know some people may be interested in my experience AMA!...
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Islington Associates: Travel Facts for Zurich TravelersThere are plenty of reasons why travelers have to visit Switzerland. For adventure seekers, it should be one of the countries in your travel bucket list. Get to experience astonishing and breathtaking views. Get to taste a great selection of cheese and indulge your sweet tooth with some Swiss ch...
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Islington Associates: Availing Travel Services to go to SwitzerlandSwitzerland may not be the usual place included on a travel bucket list. Would-be tourists from other nations think they will never be able to afford a Swiss trip. There are also people who even think that they might blow a huge amount of their savings or spend a crazy amount of debts just to afford...
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Commercial Banking Career Path - Which loan group? Hey guys, I'm at a bit of a crossroads with my career. Ultimately, I'd like to either keep working my way up at my commercial bank (it's a super cushy lifestyle for how little we actually work), or move into a credit focused/distressed/turnaround PE fund. I'm in our bank's rotational credit traini...
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UMass Isenberg vs Bentley University Sup, so I am trying to choose between Bentley University or UMass Isenberg. I got money from both colleges btw. I also got wait listed at NYU CAS and Babson college. I am VERY new to this so i was wondering which one of these is the best deal or the best way I could possibly make it onto the street ...
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Mid Market M&A Intern or PE Acquisitions InternHey everyone, I have two possible summer internship opportunities for this summer. One would be in a middle market M&A role. This company is larger, recently closed a $260M+ deal and I would be working closely with senior management. The other would be at a real estate PE firm that has closed rough...
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Corp Banking (JPM/Citi) Pay? Associate and Above10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char 10char ...
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Will AI-Powered Banking replace Financial Advisors/Wealth Managers?*"You can apply the same principles to a bank account as a driver-less car"* Here is an interesting article that talks about [new uses for AI in consumer banking](https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliversmith/2018/05/22/ai-powered-bank-accounts-of-tomorrow-are-solving-the-biggest-problem-with-your-finan...
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ELI5: Insurance industry.Title is self-explanatory. Not insurance, but the insurance industry. How it operates, roles, legal stuff, any relevant links, the entire gamut basically. Not corporate, but personal insurance. Auto, home, health, travel, etc...
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What does CF/DC MKTS stand for? I've been reading through tabulated ballots of a Chapter 11 filing, and while other abbreviations seem pretty obvious, I just can't figure this one out. Here is the link to the document: http://www.kccllc.net/Rescap/document/1212020131112000000000065...
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Will Fintech Be The Future Of Banking?*"Watch out, big banks. Silicon Valley is targeting finance as the next industry ripe for disruption."* Here is an interesting article that [summarizes how tech companies have lately been pushing to enter the financial sector](http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/15/news/companies/tech-banking-amazon-apple...
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Stay in Technology or move to Front Office?Hello everyone, need your advice on my future career. I am studying Computer Science in top UK uni, I finished 2 years already out of 3 and now doing a year placement at the top investment bank as a Technology Analyst in London, afterwards going back to uni for the last year. I'm doing well at wo...
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Does it matters which university I attend for Accounting to work for Big 4?I'm currently a sophomore student at St. John's University but a junior starting this September. I was applying for a transfer application to Fordham University and NYU as a transfer student for Fall 2018 as a Finance student. No luck for NYU but I was accepted by Fordham's business school. Howeve...
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Part 1: Insurance 101This is part of a mini-series I hope to continue about breaking down how insurance works. If there are any topics people would like to see covered, please let me know. I hope to cover a lot of different topics, as insurance is a major contributor to the U.S. economy. About 1% of the U.S. population ...
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Goldman Sachs Dives Into Retail Banking: Credit card partnership with Apple will be a new source of revenue growthAmid declining Iphone and trading sales, [a credit card partnership between Goldman and Apple will serve as a mutual source of revenue](https://www.wsj.com/articles/goldman-sachs-apple-team-up-on-new-credit-card-1525966214?mod=trending_now_2): [quote]Apple Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are prep...
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If your parents are really rich and are willing to pay for your lavish lifestyle, would you still work?Some people have rich parents with money to pay for their next few generations of children and grandchildren's upper-class lifestyles. But, if you had parents who would buy anything you wanted and supported all your desired living expenses. Would you still work at a job? How important is keeping a ...
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Best quality/ price Custom Suits & ShirtsNice to meet you. My name is Alvaro Dominguez, International Brand Development Specialist and Menswear styling & designer at **Surmesur Custom Menswear**. I travel often to NYC to dress my clients and give styling seminars. We are excited to be able to take part in this community and help you gen...
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Starting at BIG 4 Audit. How to prepare myself?Good day. I am about to finish my undergrad at a non-target, but during the last month I was able to land an audit position at one of the BIG4. The job itself starts only at September and I want to do as much preparation as possible before that to have great performance record and minimize the lear...
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Check in processHello, I am trying to help my manager in revamping the process for our audit department. Can you please tell me how is your quarterly process structured as of today? Do you fill in a form or just have a discussion? Would you mind sending me a template if you have one? Thanks...
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I am not going through with my FT acceptance with Big 4 to pursue Finance.. what will happen? (Will I owe them??)So I did an internship with a Big 4 and then accepted the FT offer for next year. They have paid for my CPA materials and have given me the signing bonus for accepting the FT. I no longer want to pursue Audit and am going look for a finance position elsewhere (since the Big 4 here only have audit/ta...
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Should I apply to the position I'm most qualified for or the one I want? (Morgan Stanley)Hey everyone, I just recently found this website and have found it truly informative and helpful. As a recently graduated senior from a non-target school about to start a one-year MBA program (same school) I had a question about a potential job opportunity. On my school's website there are two job...
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Leaving Medical School for FinanceHi all, I hope you are well. I'm currently finishing my first year of medical school, and am thinking of leaving medicine for finance (PE, VC, or IB, if possible). Some background: I was Phi Beta Kappa from a target undergrad, and graduated with slightly over a 4.0, but studied biology. I'm curren...
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Too Good for Wall Street: Elon Musk cuts off Analysts for asking "boring" questions*“This is a financial analyst call—this is not a TED talk” - Toni Sacconaghi, analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co* Tired of hearing analysts asking "boring" questions, Elon Musk , rather uncharacteristically, [criticized and even cut off guests during Tesla's Q4 earnings call](https://www.ws...
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Advice on tech career pathTech related question but I would love to hear what WSO thinks because you will probably provide a better perspective. My question is whether I should aim for a particular role like project manager/developer or which technology should I learn if I do want to have exposure to the financial industry...
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Best Financial Planner and Advisory Services | WiselyInvestGreat information that you have shared. Very thankful to you! Financial Planning sounds really complicated and scary but in reality there can be nothing simpler. Though it requires a lot of time in researching and analysis, at **Wisely Invest** we make these things simplified for you. ...
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What is so bad about Back Office Roles?I know this forum seems to crap on BO/MO roles but I do think that there is a little bit of a misnomer on the actual field. From people I've talked to in ops and risk it seems as though it is a fairly laid-back environment (although I'd avoid HR like the plague). I also think that it is still a dece...
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Third Time's a Charm: T-Mobile and Sprint agree to a $26B merger*“This isn’t a case of going from 4 to 3 wireless companies—there are now at least 7 or 8 big competitors in this converging market" - Mr. Legere* As wireless companies are racing towards 5G service, some of them (Sprint) are struggling to survive among the competition. After several blocked ...
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JP Morgan in-person interview call back Hello, I recently completed a digital screening (6 days ago) for JP Morgan asset management group for an Operation analyst position. My question is how long does it usually take for them to respond and notify potential candidates as to whether or not they have been selected to come in for an in-pers...
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Which schools/program did your co-workers go to?Think of 3 co-workers that you know well at your job level. Name the school that they went to and the specific degree they have. (If you can include their GPA, that would be nice too.)...
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Business development opportunities at Morgan Stnaley A recruiter from Morgan Stanley reached out to me regarding Business development associate position on hedge fund coverage. However, i responded with strong interest in this email. WIth no response back i responded with another emailing looking forward to hear from her.... Still no response.... S...
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IFC investment analyst interview content: interview info?Hi there, Does anyone know the format/content of an IFC investment analyst interview? I will be having an interview next week but have absolutely no idea what to expect! Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!...
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Commercial banking at a credit union exit oppsI have an interview for a role at a credit union's commercial banking arm. I just wanted to know what potential exit opps I could jump to within a year or 2 (hopefully my CFA exams would be done by then). I was hoping for corporate banking or leveraged finance. Let me know what you guys think....
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Want packages delivered to your car? Amazon has got you covered...Amazon delivery people can already enter your home to make deliveries. But maybe you need your package now and won't be home until late at night... Always looking innovate, [Amazon is now able to make deliveries directly to your parked car](https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-can-now-deliver-packag...
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Fintech Startup organized as “subsidiary” of small consulting companyA mate of mine from university recently asked me to join his fintech startup as a fourth co-founder. After some discussion around the idea and market, we initiated the equity negotiation. During the course of my due diligence, I came across a few -- shall we say -- oddities. The startup was being m...
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How much money have you donated back to your University as an alumni?I always get phone calls from my university every year asking for donations. I am wondering, how much money have you donated back to your University since graduation?...
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E-BooksWondering what sites you frequent to download ebooks for either personal reading or academic purposes. Welcoming all suggestions!...
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Undergrad looking to get into credit or market riskHi all, Long time lurker, decided to finally make my first post to ask for a bit of advice. I'm currently a junior at a non-target university in Boston studying econ and stats. I really enjoy statistics and want to go to a masters program in stats, but am not a strong candidate now because of my lo...
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Looking for ideas: best temporary/contract-based jobs?Hi Everyone, I'm a commercial real estate guy working on the development and brokerage side of the industry. My long-term goals are to develop projects with my own equity. I am looking for ideas on jobs or careers that I can pursue in the future, on my own schedule - things that I can focus on whe...
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Growing up a Technologist on WSOIt's a pretty harsh realization discovering WSO and coming to terms with if you haven't been playing college admissions game since you were in 7th grade, you're pretty far behind if you want to play "The Path". Attending a non-target puts you at a distinct disadvantage from those who attend target s...
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Anyone know a good site to get a CPA/CFA test bank for free?I want test banks for CFA level 1,2,3 and a test bank for CPA exam. Anyone know where I can get some good ones for free?...
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Binary Options trading as a full-time earning potentialBeen working since I graduate from high school. I’m now in my 40s and I’m really sick and tired of the whole work routine. I’ve been searching for other earning opportunities and have come across binary options. Quite promising. Does anyone here trade binary options for a living? How’s profi...
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The THREAT to Silicon Valley's Tech Dominance: Chinese Venture Capital*"The rise of China’s venture market “signifies a shift from a single-epicenter view of the world to a duopoly"* Silicon Valley, the "king" of venture capital is facing growing competition from its Chinese counterpart. [Here is an interesting WSJ article]((https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-v...
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Is Internal Audit a dead end career?Hello friends, I will be graduating in a few months and I am going to start a Internal Audit Consulting position full time at Bank of America. After reading more about the career it seems like it may be a path where one can easily get pigeonholed in. I was wondering if this is in fact true since I...
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Interview with Blackrock Internal AuditI'm not sure if I am posting in the wrong place. This Friday I have a final round interview with BlackRock for their internal audit group on the tech side. I've been told that there would be four 30 minute interviews with a mix of behavioral and technical questions. I've been wondering what kind of ...
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Big 4 Partner CompensationDoes anybody have an idea how partners at these firms are compensated. I honestly have no idea what salary and other comp is but I think it is more than I had originally imagined. I have a buddy's father whose whole career was spent at a Big 4 firm as an auditor and he was a partner for 20-25 years,...
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Switch from Middle-Market CB to Corporate Client CB?Hi everyone-- I'm wondering how easy/difficult it is to switch internally from middle-market commercial banking to the corporate client division within a bank such as Wells Fargo. My guess is that it would be difficult since they train you for your specific division? Anyone have any thoughts?...
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Global Transaction Banking Hey all, Struck out on all IB and AM roles this summer but landed a role in GTB. Any idea on what I will actually be doing and what life is like in this role? Also what are my exit opps? Long term I would like to work at a HF, is still doable? Thanks...
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The other road: Time/Location Freedom Additional reading: Interview I did with EFAM in 2012 2/6/15 update: still living in Buenos Aires! will be here at least 2 out of the next 3 years 3/1/14 update: after Paris/Canary Islands/UK/Costa Rica/Nicaragua, and now Panama, I'm headed back to Buenos Aires to live! 9/23/13 update: currentl...
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Taylor McKenzie: Construction Equipment Scam Target Firms in Japan and Other CountriesConstruction services is one of the most lucrative industries not only in Asian countries like Japan and China but also all in other countries in the world. The development of different structures is a good sign of progress for the country’s economy. When it comes to construction development, one ...
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Taylor McKenzie: Tokyo Authorities Vow to Help in Stopping Fraud AttemptsTaylor McKenzie: Tokyo Authorities Vow to Help in Stopping Fraud Attempts Taylor McKenzie: Tokyo Authorities Vow to Help in Stopping Fraud Attempts ...
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Taylor McKenzie: Warning to Japan and Other Countries on Equipment Purchase ScamPeople behind some fraud activities are now targeting law firms to acquire money. They trick lawyers by acting as someone in need of assistance in drafting sales and purchase agreement. The scam targets law firms and independent attorneys. The said target must be alert in taking up new clients thro...
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Do any government jobs offer a signing bonus and maybe a year end performance bonus?Any government jobs that are not in the private sector offer a signing bonus and maybe a year-end bonus? Or all these bonuses reserved for private companies only?...
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The Price of Progress: South Korean university boycotted for developing "Killer Robots"...*"South Korea is seeking to be forerunner in adopting new technologies, such as AI, which it hopes can serve as a catalyst for long-term economic growth."* As we live an era in which society is continuously striving to integrate technology into every aspect of our lives, we need to keep in mind tha...
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Began a Start-up Equity Research Firm: DilemmaHey guys, I created a start-up equity research company last week, but the problem is, my partners do not know much about equity research and they lack technical skills. They are smart and can do qualitative research well, but they constantly ask me to teach them how to model, etc. What do I do?...
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Best IB Sector for VC Exit?Which sector in IBD is the best if I want to go into venture capital after? My initial guesses are things like TMT & maybe consumer goods. What about things like financial sponsors, levfin/DCM?...
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career path for a financial analyst at a big bank ?So ive already made a thread regarding this topic with no luck. Basically I have two outstanding offers for two jobs that im trying to decide between and i dont have a lot of time left. One of the positions is for a financial analyst at one of the major banks in canada. Im trying to get an understan...
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Should Manhattan have its own minimum wage?Seeing how the prices in Manhattan is inflated compared to the other boroughs and the rest of the state of New York. Do you guys feel that Manhattan should have its own minimum wage? Right now, the minimum wage in New York is $12-$13/hour. Hard to live in Manhattan with that......
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Non-Big 4 Valuation & Opinions Analyst Info NeededHi all, I recently got invited to interview for a valuation analyst position at a MM IB. This was a verbal invite through a very senior person at the bank. After looking through their website, however, I realized that the team is looking for mostly experienced hires (1-3 years experience). Moreover...
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When your awkwardly sitting in the job interview waiting room with your competition... (The other candidates)Anyone ever was in a waiting room sitting next to people waiting to interview for the same job position as you? Did you talk to those people about the job? Did you talk about your strengths and why you are better than them? Did you try to sabotage them somehow? Did you try to make a connection? Wh...
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More KPMG Fraud.. Former Execs ArrestedSo apparently some accountants recruited workers on the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board) to join KPMG - they worked together to share inside information on PCAOB's plans to audit the firm. [quote]Six accountants, including former partners at KPMG LLP, were arrested Monday morning ...
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