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Dec 4, 2009

for FT or SA?

Dec 4, 2009

Be prepared for technicals.

Dec 5, 2009

for SA. Banker88, do you have any examples? I've been brushing up on my financial knowledge/current events, but i'd appreciate any input you may have.

Dec 5, 2009

Know your accounting and IBD specific technicals. Check out ibankingfaq.com. I also suggest Mergers and Inquisitions guide but it will take some time to go through. They are less likely to ask you questions like "pitch me a stock".

Don't forget the obvious questions like Tell me about yourself, Why investment banking, What do you know about Moelis, Why Moelis, etc.

Dec 5, 2009

Have Moelis already started recruiting SAs?!

Dec 6, 2009

Unless this has changed from last year, Moelis does not start its process until late late January with final rounds in early February.

Dec 7, 2009

On that note, Moelis does not recruit from my target.

Is the credited way to apply to submit application online? Checked our alumni database, none at Moelis yet (probably because it's new and small).

Jan 6, 2010

Oh well, screwed up my phone interview. It was indeed pretty technical. Do boutiques (I know Moelis says it's not) tend to have more technical interviews compared to BBs as they don't have official training programs?

Jan 7, 2010

Who told you that boutiques don't have training programs? Non-BB firms like Lazard, EVR, GHL, PWP, Moelis and BX all have quality training programs.

Jan 8, 2010

Heard it from some places, but like I said, i wasn't sure about it.

On another note, did anyone get invited to their superday? I was pretty sure I flunked the phone interview but got invited all the same.

Jan 6, 2010

Yes, this is often the case, not necessarily because of training programs though. It has more to do with the type of deals that come out of those offices. Moelis grilled the shit outta me on debt and leveraged finance, because they do a lot of restructuring out of the LA office. Many boutiques who don't underwrite have stronger restructuring presences, so they want analysts with good technical backgrounds. This would probably be the case for a restructuring/FIG group even at a BB, despite whatever training program it has in place.

Jan 7, 2010

No wonder. I definitely got the impression that they wanted interns who can hit the ground running with the technical stuff. Nothing on why Moelis at all.

Jan 8, 2010

Boutiques do not have training proggrams... in general, if we consider boutique banks that are not full service and are small.

Jan 8, 2010

monosierra, I got invited to the superday as well

Jan 8, 2010

their "superday" for my campus was one 30-min interview with....get this...an analyst and an associate. probably my hardest banking interview technically. didn't get an offer

Jan 11, 2010

How tough was it? Could you give some examples? Thanks!

Jan 9, 2010

on the job training with live deals is the best training

doing training for 4 weeks with some mickey mouse shit then sitting round with a bunch of monkeys doing pitches does not sound like fun

go where you'll get live deal experience

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Jan 19, 2010

monosierra, when did you hear back from them about the superday? Are you at a target? When / where is your superday? I also screwed up my phone interview, and haven't heard back from the yet.

Jan 19, 2010
noworries25:

monosierra, when did you hear back from them about the superday? Are you at a target? When / where is your superday? I also screwed up my phone interview, and haven't heard back from the yet.

Moelis superday is next Friday. (1/29) I know 4 people who've already been contacted regarding the superday - pretty sure all were referrals (including me). My guess is that you should've been contacted by now about it if you've been invited.

Jan 20, 2010

hey guys which office are these for? and what referrals? i've applied to regional office, yet to hear reply :(

Jan 20, 2010

a buddy got an SA offer thru an accelerated process.. LA office.

Jan 20, 2010

Fuck Moelis. I remember interviewing with Coleen something i cant recall her last name. She was an animal.

Jan 21, 2010

Could you all post some of the technical questions you got?

Jan 22, 2010

4 valuation techniques, walk me through each one (the ones I knew anyways), WACC... pretty standard to be honest with you, but more than 60% of the phone interview was technical, which is what surprised me

Jan 22, 2010
noworries25:

4 valuation techniques, walk me through each one (the ones I knew anyways), WACC... pretty standard to be honest with you, but more than 60% of the phone interview was technical, which is what surprised me

Did you have to get into merger and LBO models?

Jan 23, 2010

No, no merger and LBO models unless you claim you know them... felt like the interview was straight from the vault guide, very straightforward - no curveballs or anything. And yes, it was mostly technical, but it was based on how much you tell them that you already know, and even then, it was pretty basic.

Jan 27, 2010

what was the 4 valuation techniques you mentioned? i only know dcf, precedent, trading comps....the last one not sure. did they ask you about leveraged finance, restructuring?

Jan 31, 2010

So... how was the superday for everyone?

Jan 31, 2010

Yea, can someone clarify what the fourth valuation method is?

Feb 1, 2010

is the LBO the 4th valuation?

Feb 21, 2010

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Feb 1, 2010

Crap boutique, make sure to ask where the last class wound up. You're dreaming if you think megafund.

Feb 1, 2010

Sum of parts, NAV, etc. Basically the three you mentioned would do the most of the jobs.

Sep 1, 2010
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Sep 2, 2010