WSO Weekly-Wrap Up (10/20-10/26)

Here's a rundown of some of last week's most popular topics:

Who's Your Business Role Model?

According to a recent Business Insider article, back in 2005 a freshman filled out a profile for an on-campus recruiting program and was asked to list her business role model. Who did she list?...

M&A Transaction Timeline

I feel like there is a huge misconception about the timeline of M&A transactions and the functions carried out by affiliated parties during the process. Therefore, I would like to assume the following scenario in order to illustrate the entire process: A private equity funds ("the seller") seeks to exit an investment in one of its portfolio companies...

WSO has ruined my concept of regular hours!

Last month there was a thread by one of our very own in which he expressed his concern regarding the misconceptions the WSO community has about "good" and "bad" salaries, ultimately claiming that reading this site has ruined his concept of what it means to earn good money (and in some ways, of what it means to be successful). But has WSO also given you an overinflated idea of what "normal" working hours are?...

25 Things You Should Know About Dating A Wall Streeter

So we have to set some ground rules when it comes to dating the masters of the universe. That's why we've reached out to both male and female bankers, traders, analysts and hedge funders, etc. to create a definitive guide for dating on Wall Street...

3 things that helped me get the exact offer I wanted

Here's a short list of things I learned through recruitment, and ultimately things that were instrumental to receiving the exact offer I wanted. I'm interested in hearing how recruitment went for all of you out there, and any insights you can share on things you learned, could have done differently, or feel you excelled on...

Should you pay off your student loans right away?

With comp day right around the corner, that little voice of reason might be telling you to pay off your student loan in its entirety. But before you do, take a second, should you really pay off your student loans quickly? Well that depends...

Job of the week:
Investment Banking Analyst
Location: Austin, TX
Compensation: Competitive
Details: A boutique investment bank with offices in Austin, Indianapolis, and New York City, is seeking to hire a Financial Analyst for its Austin office. Our senior investment banners have over 60 years of combined investment banking experience at firms such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and UBS. This opportunity is quite unique compared to the typical Wall Street Analyst programs in that the Analyst will received one-on-one training and mentoring from senior bankers and will have a long-term career path based on performance rather than the expectation that the Analyst will be forced to leave in two years.

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Total Avg Compensation

June 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (9) $911
  • Vice President (35) $364
  • Associates (202) $234
  • 2nd Year Analyst (115) $151
  • Intern/Summer Associate (97) $145
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (27) $145
  • 1st Year Analyst (420) $131
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (338) $82