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+3158 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?Hi everyone. I go to a top feeder elementary school and hoping to get into <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> or hopefully <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> down the line. I'm...63
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+235IB Analyst Disaster.Haven't seen this post in a while, and I'm interested in hearing everyones stories. Below I've included my own story, which happened at a large boutique firm on the east coast. It's lengthy but hopefully a worthwhile read. To begin, I'm in the office it's...721 week 1 day ago
+192Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros - Game of Thrones (GoT)In honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community. If the investment banks were the Houses of Westeros, which would they be? My Opinion: <span...70
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+163Dumbest thing you've said in an interviewCurious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...226
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+130How much damage has banking done to your life?We all know banking isn't easy, and I am usually all about encouraging young people to work hard in finance since the long-term benefits to your career can be incredible. But it's good to be realistic about the job - many of us tend to act like heroic titans of finance who love the...151
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+111San Francisco sucksit's expensive as hell out here, like seriously, even fast food is at least a dollar more here than on the other side of the bay, and you have to pay a lot for a shitty place to live, parking sucks because you have to pay for it a lot of places, then there's a whole bunch of uptight...133
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+102How I turned tragedy into triumphHello my fellow Monkeys, Although I've been stalking this forum for a year and a half, I didn't have the courage to officially join until recently. I'm currently in my second internship with <span class='keyword_link'><a...53
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+90The Iceland bet - How some hedge funds made huge moneyHello guys, I'm an Economics graduate from the University of Iceland. I thought I'd share with you some information that I believe has never been made public before, at least not in English. It's a story about some brilliant investments that made a select few hedge funds A LOT...48
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+89How I got a 770 on the GMAT . . . whitecollarandsuspenders versionFirst, shout out to @phantombanker" for his original work "How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours" which I attempted to pay homage to with the post title. ### Introduction **Re: This Post** This post applies mostly to the Quant...73
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+90LinkedIn is Getting Bad AgainViewer discretion advised. This is mostly a rant and I apologize in advance. But hey, sometimes <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> gets a little dry so we gotta spice this up a bit. Love y'all btw. 1. Recruiters can lick every inch of my ball$ack....1503 days 15 hours ago
+87To All My Future Rainmakers<h3>Disclaimer</h3> This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago. “Congrats on closing your deal!” “You were a rockstar on this one –...75
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+80Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template for undergraduate students, used by the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in...122
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+8130 Weeks Later (Re-imagined)<h3>Week 1: Training </h3> You arrive through the large glass doors in your suit and tie. You went to that Brooks Brothers outlet store or Macy's store and bought the nicest white shirt you can find. Your shoes are from one of those large department stores. You even have them...18
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+70I didn't even know what Investment Banking was until my junior year of college lol (Information is key)I am a minority, first generation college student, brought up by a single mother, lived in the hood, etc, etc... Throughout school (K-12) I didn't know shit about anything. I didn't know the importance of a high school GPA because none of my friends (at the time) did either. Nobody...61
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+64My journey from no-name boutique to PE MFI have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like mine but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you. <h3>My...55
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+65I bumped into Lloyd Blankfein on the street and called him Jamie Dimon Disclaimer: I've made a throwaway account due to the crippling embarrassment of what just happened to me and my fear of being connected to this in anyway. I'm <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...70
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+61From BO to FO and back again, or, how I learned to stop worrying and love technology<h4>TL;DR:</h4> I was a slacker through college, worked as a programmer, pivoted to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> through <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> Associate program, hated it, went back to...79
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+63Investment Banks as NFL TeamsWith the <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/investment-banks-as-the-houses-of-westeros">"Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros"</a> post being so awesome, I was bored this morning and thought we could the same with NFL teams now that the season...28
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+65From BO to IBD, kid gets fired on the first week.Monkeys, Wanted to share with you this story that happened at my company. Happened on a different team than I'm in in, but in the same building. Kid starts out in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back...102
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+61Who else is shorting Morgan Stanley?**3 reasons why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> is headed to zero** 1. Their CEO, James Gorman looks like a fucking muppet. He isn't even bald! 2. In 2008, the last time they were...47
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+58Business School Case BooksHi Everyone, I went through the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">consulting interview</a></span> process a few months ago and found these case books really useful for practicing, both with people in <span...41
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+62How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't AcceptI apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details. So it finally happened - I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...35
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+44Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few...1334
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+56From Real Estate Finance to Founder of Development Company - AMAI've been an observer on this site for a few years. In my mid-40s but use the site to keep current on how younger guys look at the business, career expectations, etc. Thought I'd do this AMA in order to pass on what I've learned (though it's your call as to how much you...1249 months 2 weeks ago
+50J.P. Morgan - Video Interview Invitation Corporate & Investment Banking Summer Analyst<h3>Help! <abbr title="JP Morgan ">JP</abbr> Morgan Investment Banking Video Interview Questions?</h3> I just got offered a J.P. Morgan - Video Interview. What should I expect? This is what was stated in the email. "As mentioned previously, we would...7101 month 2 weeks ago
+55Investment Banking in the UK - An OverviewI’ve noticed a few more UK-related questions popping up and as this site has (understandably) been very US-centric over the last 5-10 years I thought a brief overview of what the industry is like in the UK would be helpful. **Who Are The Firms?** * **Bulge Brackets** – the usual...190
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+542017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned. https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/ <em>Mod Note (Andy): top 50 posts of 2017, this one ranks #21 (based on # of...423 months 1 week ago
+55Guide to Office Politics (Part I)After <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-3rd-year-pe-associate-10bn-aum-mbolbo-equity-mezz-distressed-debt ">my AMA</a> I promised to write down some thoughts on office politics, since that was probably the topic that got the most interest from the <abbr...24
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+53What is wrong with Linkedin "entrepreneurs/CEOs/Founders/Experts/Value Providers"?I've been using linkedin for a couple months now and it's ridiculous how many people give themselves big titles like "CEO" when they haven't even graduated college. It seems like my generation is **obsessed with entrepreneurship** - so much so they start to *"fake...62
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+53From College Drop Out to Corporate Banking <h3>Timeline:</h3> In 2005 my mother passed away unexpectedly. In 2008 my family’s house was foreclosed on and I was told I would need to support myself through college. I was 17 at the time and already unstable due to the emotional trauma of my mother’s death. In 2009 I...39
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+54Best Practices for Junior Bankers - Top 10 Things to Do**Being a Star Analyst isn't hard.** If you can excel in the top 10 best practices below, you will excel in banking: 1) Be responsive: Reply back within minutes, never more than half a hour, especially during a live process 2) Good attitude: It's late, we're all tired,...324 months 1 week ago
+51Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you’re now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays. It may just be selection bias...32
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+52How To Ask For AnythingWhatever you want in life, you’re going to have to ask for it. It doesn’t matter if you desire to excel in your career or to live on the beach—[I’ve done both](http://geoffblades.com/greatest-achievement-goldman-sachs-vp-quitting/)—you’re going to need other people’s help. A...25
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+48Breaking into Private Equity from BankingSince some of my longer threads/advice seems to have been buried on the forums, I decided to consolidate it via this post. Enjoy! The majority of the below text is sourced from the following link: <a...133
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+47From 100 Plus Rejections, To Accepting A Great OfferGood morning, I am posting my success story for a few reasons. First, to (hopefully) inspire someone in a situation that I was in. And second, to thank members of high finance and this website specifically. I will try to keep this as brief as...27
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+58Mental Disorder called LiberalismIn which direction is this world heading? I don´t think there is anything I hate more than Liberals. What do you guys think causes this "trend"? - http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/NYC-releases-gender-list/2016/06/01/id/731809/ -...213
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+48My Personal Gym Shit ListWelcome to a personal rant. I don't care that this looks like a Buzzfeed listicle, because I've got a bone to pick and my opinions matter the most. Here are the five types at my gym that I wish would instantly disappear, leaving only me and the other swole gods, and a bunch of hot...190
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+46The Road Less TraveledI was reflecting on my path the other day, and I decided that it is time to share my story with <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I am going to warn you in advance, it is going to be long. Rewind to senior year in high school, I was a good student at a school...18
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+48From getting fired to being one of the most influential CEOs on Wall StreetI majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University. After graduating, I worked for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting firm</a></span> in Boston for two years. I enjoyed my employment...16
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+45Saving Time Bitches (Investment Banking & Private Equity)That's right. It's summer time. Although doing deals and pounding out diligence is sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter. <h3>How can we save time to get out of the office faster?</h3> Putting together a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior...96
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+44List of all US Real Estate Developers and REITsI'm beginning my MRED in the Fall, and am starting to wind up my networking efforts. I figured a CapIQ screen of every developer in the nation sorted by State/City would probably be a good start. I hope that anyone else in a similar situation finds this useful. Let me know if you have...37
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+58Re: What should I do to marry a rich guy?Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $25M, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here. From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad...14
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+43Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's and Don'ts ListOkay, I lied. This is only a don'ts list. Keep in mind, these are just some items I picked up from my experiences throughout the years. I'm not sharing this as a person who treats interns like dicks. I'm sharing this because I love y'all, and we all are here to help you...77
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+43An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst ClassAs we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. <h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3> 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ <h3>What's the...635 months 2 weeks ago
+41How NOT to NetworkFollowing up after an info session is great, especially if you actually took some positive information from it.... However, there is a new email circulating Wall Street that may not dethrone the "<span class='keyword_link'><a...63
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+46Friendzoned by Your JobI’ve been paying close attention recently to what the people who advance quickly in their career have in common, and what the people who are stuck in the same role for years have in common. One insight I had was that the people who are stuck in the same role for years and decades are no...32
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+43I love you guys.I just realized nobody on this forum ever takes a second to appreciate all the hard work we put in and all the great knowledge we share with each other. A year ago I graduated from HS and entered my local CC because I had no clue what was really for me. I was a Computer Science major at the...25
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+39Work/Life Balance: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 1)I'm probably one of the few people on here that has done both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <abbr title="equity...29
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+39Ain't Nothing but a Peanut: Maintaining Your Best HealthAfter seeing the reception a recent [comment](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ibd-and-fitness) received, I chose to make this its own thread with the hope of reaching more people. Fitness is an incredibly important thing in life, both the elements of it you can see and those that you...97
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+39Pre-Interview routineObviously this depends greatly on an over the phone vs. in-person, but what does your process consist of? I have taken this opportunity to describe my phone interview strategy: I hardly ever sleep the night before, because who knows, I may never get this opportunity again. I wake up groggy as...40
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+36Fake Frank Quattrone (IB PE) AMATL;DR: Shoot out any questions you may have regarding any topics over here - the job, <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="private...1145 months 1 week ago
+36How have you helped your parents after you entered finance and are making $$$?My dad and mom, who are poor, but sacrificed a lot for me (working 2 jobs, working on weekends, etc.), I'm sending them off to a nice long vacation, all paid by me. What have you guys done for your parents, just out of curiosity? Also paid off all of their debt they had (under 5k). Seems...72
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+35Google's Ideological Echo Chamber *Updated*As you probably saw this morning with a headline along the lines of “Google Anti-Diversity Memo” or something similar, someone at Google wrote a 10-page piece that challenges the status quo regarding the gender gap. The actual title is “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” and by the...222
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+31JP Morgan Winning WomenThis thread is for undergraduate students currently applying to the <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan's 2018 Winning Women events in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and Chicago. Feel free to follow and/or post if you're in...3951 week 6 days ago
+36End of Bitcoins on 18th December 2017Dellllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetteeeeeeee..........................................136
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+31Losing the thing you cared about most All, I recently just accepted a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">offer in <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span> and getting back into the...33
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+31The Safest SpaceDear Women In Tech, Do you ever get so stressed out at work that you indulge the idea of taking a moderately well-paying job with reasonable hours in a stable industry with men who aren’t going to constantly sexually harass you? Do you dream of a place you can finally settle down and...161 month 1 day ago
+25Things Bankers say in emails Investment Bankers have a secret way of communicating with one another. Whether it's a discreet nod or those matching Ferragamo shoes/ties, bankers have a fraternal pact with one another that everyone outside the industry just wouldn't understand. However, you'll soon realize...105
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+22Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1 <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-thoughts-on-bitcoin-part-2">See part 2 here</a> <p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about...43
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+19Most Badass Intern Story? I love the stories of interns crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite end of the spectrum? <em>Mod Note (Andy): One of the most viewed posts of 2017.</em> 144
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+19AMA: I got into two T10 MBA programs with a <3.0 GPASo - I just got all my R1 decisions back and found out I got into MIT Sloan and Berkeley Haas! I was a low GPA candidate - ended up with 2.96 from a T30 "semi target" school. Major in Econ, Minor in Math. A caveat about my grades - my lower grades were in upper level math courses...40
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+17What your managing director says and what he actually means?My managing director always tells me, "Keyser, have a good weekend." What my managing director actually means is, "Keyser, Bend over." ...and I fall for it every time. Curious to hear what fallacious things your MD tells you? <em>Mod Note (Andy): One of...46
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+17Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in...252 months 1 week ago
+14What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of...130
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+14Worst slides everShare your worst - I've had a lot shitty PPT work this week, and want to commiserate. **My worst in banking:** MD thought it would be value-added to show a slide summarizing all the <span class='keyword_link'><a...87
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+14Investment Banking University Recruiting Report – 7 Key Takeaways <center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/university-title2.png" alt="" /></center> <br> As part of the <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/investment-banking-industry-reports">2017 Investment Banking...11
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+14The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/bitcoinguidetitle_0.png" alt="" /></center> <br> <img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/bitcoin-discount-commercial-symbol_0.png" width="100" alt=""...2
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+12AMA: Emerging markets investment analystIn the spirit of the holidays, I thought I would host a AMA for anybody interested in the life of a buy side analyst that works on an emerging markets fund. I also occasionally contribute ideas to our international developed market funds, but I do not work on any U.S. companies. Brief...63
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+13AMA - F500 Director of FP&AI've been asked to do an AMA a few times over the past few months and it's dead in the office so I figured I'd open myself up for questions. Brief background: - <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> in Accounting from no name college with 3.0 - MS in...57
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+12Any Others Dealing With Competitiveness Among Associates / Cut Throat Office Culture?Hi All - Posting from a throwaway account for anonymity, but wanted to get everyone's thoughts on a relatively new phenomenon I've started experiencing since beginning my role on the buy-side. <h4>My background: </h4> A bit of background on me - traditional path to...38
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+122017 Private Equity Report – 8 Category Highlights <center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/pe_title.png" alt="" /></center> <br> The <a href ="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/private-equity-industry-report">2017 Private Equity Industry Report</a> compiled by...41 month 2 days ago
+10AMA - Non-Target >> Valuation >> MM IBAttempting to share my knowledge and experience lateraling from valuation to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in an effort to give back to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community. The situation: Non-target, landed a...49
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+14Rescinded from Harvard... Now What????As many of you know, Harvard recently rescinded the acceptances of at least 10 students (I think the number is 12) for obscene memes in a Facebook group chat. Unfortunately, I was one of was those students. My initial response was to blame Harvard, the founders of the offensive group...145
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+14Fellas: Does It Bum You Out to Work With Chicks Your Age? I know this is a totally douchey and not socially acceptable thing to say so I don't need to hear it about that, but I honestly get really bummed out about working alongside/under women around my age, especially if they're hot. It just ruins the BSD complex of the office when...32
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+10AMA: Non-Target Engineer to BB IBDThere are usually a few threads on this every now & then, but I figured my story is unique enough that it may be useful for others that may find themselves in a similar position to themselves, or are just in search of a success story to give themselves confidence. I'm a senior who just...22
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+9Wow Litecoin.Why am I even invested in stocks? Cryptos have made people millionaires overnight but meanwhile, I'm over here excited on the 20% dividend increase on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/the-boeing-company"...116
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+10Leveraged Finance – 2017 UpdateThere are a number of threads detailing what the job of a leveraged finance analyst and associate entails. A number of these are a bit dated but still pertinent. Therefore, the purpose of this thread is rather to focus on a few lesser spoken about topics, which people may find interesting:...5
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+9AMA: Non-finance major --> BB IB --> Director at $5B+ Multi-strat HF (in 6 years)It's been a slow week and I'm not going away for Christmas so AMA time. Some background: Engineering major at an engineering-focused school in the Midwest during the crisis (graduated 2011) <abbr title="investment banks">IBs</abbr> only recruited for back and...31
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+12Just took my last undergraduate class: 3 college mythsIn typical Buzzfeed style... 1) I think liberal arts classes are overrated. I think that many people have this romanticized perception of liberal arts as something that will open your mind and teach you how to think critically. They can sound great on paper, but in reality, most of the...18
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+9Are Hedge Fund Employees Structurally F***edHappy 2018. Going to start it off a bit heavy here. I think in the last ~5 years things have been getting worse for your typical fund analyst/PM, and I think the trend is only accelerating. When I say getting worse I mean the growth path and (especially) the compensation for your moderately...17
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+9Gift for homeless kid Hi everyone, there is a homeless family next my office in Paris. I feel really disappointed to see them every night and no ones seems to give a shit about them. I was thinking to buy few coloring books and crayons for the kid. Do you have any suggestions? merry christmas8
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+8Private Equity Recruiting Kicked Off?Heard this per head hunters / friends at various banks. Curious to hear what others have been hearing. Thanks99
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+12To what extent do you tell family / friends about your salary?Come from a town where not a lot of people really know what investment banking is (probably like most towns). I'll be a first year analyst making around 150-200k next year. I told my family, with the exception of my brother, that I'll make somewhere around 70k or so (tell them...60
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+82018 Bonus RumorsHas anyone been hearing rumors on how bonuses are looking this year? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">WSP</a></span>: *"An investment banking analyst should make $155,...5711 hours 10 min ago
+9Is the Bull-Market Over?Kind-of insane how fast equities sell off. I presume it's mainly from the algorithmic machines that dump massive amounts of volume all at once. The DOW opened insanely how but sold-off very fast afternoon. I have no hope in these markets anymore. Now, everyone is running around chasing all...31
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+8AMA: Sell-Side Equity Research todayI’m an MD in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span> with 15+ years experience. I’ve <span class='keyword_link'><a...26
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+8Analyst Modeling TestFigured I would give back to the community. I have a modeling test I was recently given for a debt/equity shop that I am happy to share. PM me and I will send it over. 23
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+8"Walk me Through a Deal You Worked on" Interview QuestionThere is almost a guarantee you'll get this question if you are interviewing for a job on the principal side coming from Investment Sales / Debt Brokerage / Lending, and I feel that this question is harder to answer if you're not already in acquisitions. IE in lending we're...13
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+8If you were a college graduate with $1 million, would you work in IB?$1 million is a lot of money, but it's for sure not enough to retire from. $1 million isn't as much as it used to be. Would it really make sense for someone with a million in their bank account at graduation to grind it out in investment banking though? If you somehow had exactly 1...76
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+7Finance is Turning Away from High-Society Jocks For years, investment banks and financial institutions have been known to hire elite upper-class athletes who played sports such as lacrosse, squash, and golf in college. Various studies have suggested that candidates who play these sports – especially at elite universities – are more likely...47
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+7Non-Ivy school recommendations Hello all, I have been wondering lately what some of the top schools for recruiting is (outside the Ivy League ), which place reasonably well, and have strong relationships and connections to Wall Street. Preferably northeast, however, if the school fits the criteria then that will do. Open...43
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+7The rise of RBC Capital Markets<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rbc-royal-bank-of-canada"><abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr></a></span> Capital Markets made it in top 9 <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>...34
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+7AMA: I’m a 2nd-year Associate in Corporate Banking with an online MBA Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, This AMA is a follow-up thread to one I wrote a few years ago while in an online <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program (<a...33
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+7Real talk for my fellow conservatives regarding Moore and TrumpDoug Jones' victory in Alabama last night was an upset of epic proportions. Consider that the last time a Democrat won a Senate seat was in 1992, and he became a Republican in 1994. Since then, the closest Senate race was in 2002, when the Republican won by just 19 points. In 2014, Jeff...16
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+7Comprehensive List of Internships for FreshmenJust thought I would start a thread to compile a list of finance-related internships (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth...11
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+6Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events going on lately (Atlanta & <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this month) and want to keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members in major cities...109
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+7Best life lessons I've learned this year I’m gonna share some life lessons I’ve learned this year and I invite you to do the same on comment section. Here goes my key takeaways. ### - Take control of your interpretation of facts. When shit hits the fan (and eventually it will happen, trust me), the biggest component of your...7
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+7Why Join BankingI remember the exact moment freshman year of college I chose to become an investment banker. Those guys are so cool, they get paid insane amounts of money, bang the hottest girls, and live the <span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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+8Best Non-Wharton/Stern Schools for BB Investment BankingHey everyone, I'm a senior in HS at the moment and have to apply to colleges asap. I've already done a few apps, but I need suggestions for schools outside of Wharton/Stern/Ross. Not to pull a cliche, but a <span class='keyword_link'><a...90
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+6Great books- non finance related onlyHey monkeys, I know there's been a ton of threads open for good books but most of them are finance/business related threads. Lately I want to read some good ole fashioned non-fiction that has nothing to do with finance. For starters, I read The Gene and Cancer the emperor of All Maladies...68
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+7Anyone seen Star Wars The Last Jedi? How was your experience?Love it or hate it? When are you going to see it? I went to see it on Friday and I personally loved it! Please share your thoughts here!65
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+12Billionaire Michael Bloomberg condemns GOP tax bill: CEOs like me "don't need the money" Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire CEO of Bloomberg LP and the former mayor of <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> worth around $50 billion (at least 13x wealthier than President Trump), wrote an absolutely beautiful op-ed condemning the awful GOP tax bill....63
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing enroll in...49
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+6Metal Thread<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/mc3gi2ol.jpg?itok=04mryBXR" alt="" /> I've gotten into metal. Let's recommend metal to each...476 hours 28 min ago
+6What is Your New Year's Resolution for 2018? What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2018? Mine is to read more, whether that's for education or for personal enjoyment. Happy New Year to everyone and rock this new year. 46
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+6What Briefcase are you using?Hey guys, So I've decided that it's time to ditch the backpack upon request from a colleague. I am taking a looking at briefcases and my associate recommended a Tumi but I don't have 300-400 to shell out and don't want to buy second hand from ebay to find out it's...43
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+62018 Full Time IM/ER Recruiting *DECISIONS* Timeline MegathreadNoticed there were threads for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> and wanted to make one for IM/<span class='keyword_link'><a...261 month 3 days ago
+6AMA: Analyst --> Associate at a VC / Growth Equity Firm AMA: what its like in software <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> / growth equity, to source deals, suck at it and do it again and again.23
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+6REFM Private Equity Fund Modeling Self-Study CourseAs most of you probably know, GetREFM is having its end-of-year 50% sale on self-study courses. I've purchased an acquisition and development from the website and was happy enough with them (a couple of the more complicated formulas the narrator doesn't do a great job conceptually...22
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+6How did your acquisitions career evolve?Hey guys, as I start to progress in my career I am starting to think about more ways to add value beyond the analyst level to the acquisitions team at my shop (MF developer). What did you do to start taking a more active role on the acq/deal sourcing side? Currently I do everything, but...14
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+7New Year’s Resolutions Are Stupid. Set Goals.People keep baiting me on the topic of New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps because I’ve called them stupid in the past, they think I have a negative view of such resolutions… But that’s not true—I’m fired up about any catalyst that gets people to change. It’s not New Year’s...617 hours 20 min ago
+5Have you ever seen an intern quit early?Hi, I know that it's quite unlikely probably that an intern quit early, since they put a lot into getting the internship in the first place but nevertheless did you hear about interns who just couldn't handle the hours and therefore decided to quit early? <em>Mod Note...75
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+5Buying my first car, looking for suggestionsSo essentially I'll be on the market for the car in the next weeks before I head back to school for my final semester. I've already accepted my <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer following my <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>...69
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+5Anyone making any decent money from investing in ICOs?Looks like there have been some crazy returns available for those investing in ICOs mid-2017. Is it a case of being too late to the party now given the sheer number of ICOs occurring and potential cannabilisation of available funds? I’ve put small amounts of money in to some over the...65
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+5Is NYU Stern really worth it?Hi monkeys, I am a current high school senior who is 100% deadset on going into finance. I applied Early Decision 1 to Wharton at UPenn, and I will find out if I am going to be rejected this Friday. My stats are decent (1580 SAT, 3.9 UW GPA), but I really do not have any exceptional...57
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+5"Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression"A friend of mine sent me this huffington post article to read and I thought it'd be interesting to see what some of you think. It's kind of long just so you know. Link: http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/poor-millennials/42
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+5GMAT arms race: stats from top schoolsLooked through top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr> class profiles and it looks like a lot of averages for class 2019 went up again substantially: Stanford 737 <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr> 730 Kellogg...42
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+5Join the Email & WhatsApp groups for your city Join the email list for your city to receive updates on future <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> events in your city. When signing up you will also receive a welcome email with a link to join your city's WhatsApp group. We created these WhatsApp groups with...29
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+6Life Changing Book SuggestionsAfter being hyper-focused on finance and banking for the better portion of three years. I'm beginning to see the necessity of broadening my horizons intellectually by carving out time each week to sit down and read. As the title states, I would appreciate any suggestions for memorable...29
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+5AMA: 6 months into post-undergrad role at MBBHey everyone, Over a year ago, I made an AMA after I received offers from 2/3 MBBs out of a non-target undergraduate school. That AMA is here: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/non-target-student-with-full-time-offers-to-23-mbbs-ask-me-anything Here I am again, 6 months into my new...28
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+5Date nightWhat are some of your favorite restaurants to eat at in and around the Atlanta area? Wanted to make date night special. Also if there are other activities that aren't competitive like bowling. 27
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+5For those who landed as a quant with only undergrad degreeHow strong is your math background? I have taken real analysis 1, 2, machine learnig, bayesian inference. I am taking measure theory next term. I am worried thst i'm lacking so much though. Differential equations, stochatic calculus, forecasting and the list goes on. I know it may depend on...27
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+5Spotify Going Public WIthout BankersI can't think of a company as high profile as Spotify ever having gone public without underwriters. Are <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT"><abbr title="technology, media,...25
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+5Moving to Boston - SuggestionsHello all, I know this topic has been asked before but I couldn't find any that really matched my description so bear with me as I ask again. I am moving to Boston in January for a consulting gig and am needing suggestions on where to live. I am willing to spend a little more...21
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+5How do you manage your breaktime?My wife told me that I am gaining weight. She asked me if I ever stand up from my desk, take a walk or have at least 30 minutes break from the office. She's right. I've been working (and sitting) most of the time and would be missing lunch. By dinner time comes, I am so hungry and...18
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+5RE / REPE - What is your typical day to day like?I thought it would be cool if guys here can give their "day in the life" from 9am to whenever of a typical day for them at their current role/company. I think it would be great for inexperienced guys like myself to see what is like formguys here from development to brokerage to REPE...17
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+5Most complicated deal you've been staffed onCurious to hear the story and background of the most complicated transaction you have been staffed on. Obviously, don't give any info out that may give away who the parties were. I wish I had something more exciting to share - my most "exciting" transaction was a multi-part...16
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+5Ad Coms Hate BankingIn the process of applying to undergrad schools.. Many schools tend to ask something like "What are you passionate about" or "What do you want to pursue after graduation?" I'm not exactly set on anything at the moment, but I am definitely interested in investment...14
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+5Greystar -Any info? Any thoughts on Greystar real estate partners, specifically working in acquisitions out of undergrad? Seem to be growing (recently <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">acquired Monogram <abbr...9
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+7New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...410 months 2 weeks ago
+5WSO New York Happy Hour: Wednesday, 12/20, 7:30pm @5th and MadHappy December, dear monkeys! It's been a challenge to get space in Manhattan with every firm's Christmas party coming up, but your <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> Social Chair is here for you. Let's make the final happy hour of 2017 a memorable one!...1
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+4SA 2019 recruiting moved up to spring 2018Heard through the grapevine (including recruiters) that <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019 recruiting for the Class of 2020 got moved up to spring 2018, i.e. their sophomore spring, meaning they'll only have one internship under their belt. Thoughts?74
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+4Boutique vs. HUGE COMPANIES..........................................................................................................................44
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+5Finally got FT offer now sad?Finally got offer for a boutique in SF. I've been working so hard for this. Coming from a non-target school with a shitty GPA, I've had to put in countless hours of networking and interview prep. Just realized something I've never really thought of because I was so focused on...37
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+4Anybody Here Who Meditates?Anybody in banking and finance who meditates here? Ray Dalio of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bridgewater" target="_blank">Bridgewater</a></span> swears by it. Been meditating for a couple months now. I'm getting good...37
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+4Where can you find the best-dressed bankers?Apparently, if you want to be the new "George Clooney of finance" (remember Mark Carney?), BNP Paribas is your place to be! [quote]Research by Emolument suggests nearly 40% of BNP bankers are still wedded to formal dress at all times, compared to just 20% at J.P. Morgan. [...] In...36
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+435 Yr old hoping to work for a REIT upon graduationHelli all. I am a 35 year old returning student at Kaplan University. I am studying finance with a specialization in real estate. I have 2 years until I graduate. Upon graduation I hope to work for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...35
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+5Net Neutrality Is Coming to an EndAccording to the [Forbes article](https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2017/11/26/when-the-fcc-kills-net-neutrality-heres-what-your-internet-will-look-like/#54db32cc4c68), it states: [quote]In just a few weeks, the FCC will vote to eliminate net neutrality. The vote isn't in...34
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+4TN Economist Category Visa Changes Dec 19, 2017 - Any TN Economists Working in Hedge Funds?The USISC today imposed restrictions on individuals working in the U.S. under the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa" target="_blank">NAFTA TN Visa</a></span>'s Economist category. This change disallows people working in...30
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+4The best of the back (or middle) office?obviously most people here are <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> or bust</a></span>, but for those of us happy...29
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+4Bitcoin hits a new high at $13,000Bitcoins rise is still soaring, and here is our coverage: http://www.2cents.my/2017/12/07/bitcoin-hits-a-new-high-at-13000/28
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+4Torn between two job opportunities So I just finished my undergraduate career at a target university this week with a degree in Real Estate development/finance. I have two job offers on the table that I have to make a decision on by Monday. Option #1 is financial analyst position at <span...28
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+4Most unconventional paths to Hedge Fund that you've seenWhat are the most unconventional paths to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> you have</a></span> seen among research...21
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+4Korea Investment Banking - Can You Break In As A Non-Korean American?All - I am a non-korean american working as an investment banking analyst. Does anybody have knowledge about the ability of non-korean americans working in Korea? I have interest in working there but from the reading I have done, it appears you must be either (i) korean american or (ii)...21
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+4Venture Capital Salary versus BB and Private EquityHi everyone. I wanted to get some candid advice from all of you about a job I'm thinking about taking. It is a <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> role at a top-tier firm. I'm being directly hired as an associate (so I'll skip the two-year analyst role)....21
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+4Why not put $100M into a REIT instead of buying a building? I'm confused. Do REPE firms, or even other <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr> do this? Do large investors even buy shares in REITs? Do large investors buy ETFs? 19
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+5Moving Up and OutMy apartment lease is up and I am moving into a van. I have decided to give it a shot for a few months. I want to save up some money for a down payment on a home and figured this would be a great way to do it. It is a late 80s chevy, with a bed in the back. My office building has...17
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+4Life is over?Hi guys. I am a sophomore at non-target. Recently I am involved in an academic integrity case (plagiarism: lack of in-text citation). I will get a D in this course and my overall GPA will drop from 3.9 to 3.6 because of this. This is a freshman level writing course so it may not affect my major...16
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+5Linda Sarsour covered up sexual assault while leading muslim org.https://nypost.com/2017/12/18/womens-march-organizer-accused-of-covering-up-sex-abuse/ Is anyone actually surprised by this story. Unsurprisingly Huffpost, Buzzfeed or CNN haven't picked up this story on their heroic sharia law advocate.15
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+41st Year S&T Analyst Lateral to Investment BankingCurrently a 1st year Institutional Equities Sales analyst <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> (started 6 months ago). Have 1...15
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+4Confused about the difference between Advisory/Corporate Finance/Investment BankingCurrently working in a mid-size accounting firm in London and looking to transfer to our '<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate...14
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+4Does MBB care where a prospective consultant attended undergraduate if the applicant has a prestigious graduate degree?For example, someone has an associates degree from a community college, and a bachelor's degree from a lower-ranking university (not top-25); however, has either an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> or Ph.D. from a prestigious school (top 10). 13
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+4MS, GS, Qatalyst Tech GroupsDoes anyone have some newer thoughts on MS Menlo, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">QP and <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...12
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+4Does it bug anyone else that they aren't a Quant?I find it truly fascinating. Quants found ways to implement basic calculus concepts (integrals, differentials, stochastics), that I thought were extremely boring in my classroom, created mathematical models, and it has turned into a billion dollar industry. I remember spending weeks learning the...12
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+4Being Successful as a Late StarterHi, I am receiving my Bachelor in a few months. After this I planned to do a one-year master-program in finance. Unfortunately I picked up my studies pretty late (at the age of 29). So I will be 33 when I will finally start working. Although my grades have always been in the top ten percent...96 hours 1 min ago
+4Southern California WSO RE meetup 2018Hey, guys, it looks like there was some interest in a <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> GLA area RE meetup- let's get it started. I was thinking maybe sometime closer to February. I have a few ideas for venues and will probably make a meetups.com type post to...6
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+4Latest PE / HF Exits curious to see if people have data points on how different firms exited this recruiting cycle into private equity and hedge funds. specifically curious about <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> 5
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+3What percentage of your after tax income is devoted to housing?There is an age old adage that your monthly housing expense should never be above 30% of your after tax income that I think is completely irrelevant in today's rental and housing market. I'm curious to see what the average renter's/home owner's monthly expense including...39
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+3Lying about GPA 2.9-> 3.2On my resume, I typically leave my GPA off. On sites I usually enter 3.3 or 3.2 Recently I networked with a fellow at an investment bank, he asked for my GPA and I provided it I added, .3 to it. Making it a 3.2, Am I fucked? Best way to play it off, if anything were to happen?...35
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+3XMAS ideas for the good and bad monkeys of the worldBasically a rehash of the same thread from this time last year. Got some pretty great feedback last year so figured i'd put it out there again, what does everyone want this year?30
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+3Traders lose moneyHello! I hear that many/most traders lose money. To what extend is this true? I mean like 70% of traders lose money and they end up with their basic salary and no bonus? Or 0.01% ? Any insight? thanks! 29
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+3How do I become a CEO?I'm currently a college junior studying Finance and Marketing. I'll be going into Investment banking at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">Bank of America Merrill Lynch</a></span> next summer hopefully...27
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+3How to survive post Mifid II?How should a new guy in the industry best position himself to survive the impact of Mifid II on the sellside? 26
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+3Is it possible to buy your way into Harvard MBA?For the record, I have no intention/ability to do this. I'm just curious if it's even possible to buy your way into Harvard (or any elite business school) the same way you can buy your way into their undergraduate programs. 25
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+3The New Offerdeleted this one deleted this one deleted this one deleted this one deleted this one deleted this one Thanks guys!25
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+3Are top MFins target programs for Private Equity firms? Was curious if programs like MFin at Princeton, MIT or MS in financial Economics at Columbia are target schools for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms like <span class='keyword_link'><a...24
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+3Least common race/ethnicity in banking?Hey everyone, So I've been reaching out to professionals in the industry/ networking via cold email, linkedin, etc. I've noticed that my race is not too common in the finance industry and is actually pretty rare. I've recently google searched a few investment funds / boutique...23
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+4New Tax Law - how if affects bonusesHere's a question that may affect most on this forum: The current federal tax laws assess a flat tax on bonus income, which is highly annoying because that is a large chunk of my yearly compensation. How does the new tax code affect this? Will we get to take home a larger portion of our...22
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+3GPA on resumes? Fresh Grad with 1 valuations & advisory experience [REAL ESTATE]What's your guys' opinion on putting your GPA on resumes? Especially if you're a fresh grad. Thanks in advance :)21
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+3Kellogg vs Booth vs Columbia MBA, which M7 would you chose?I just saw the excel file for Booth placements and they were STELLAR! I mean this <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> is perfect not only for finance but tech and consulting too! But then there's Kellogg, another very strong <abbr...21
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+3Anyone work with younger brokers?So I been reviewing some deals by a couple of the brokerage firms we work with on a regular basis. They seem to have added some younger brokers who I have been in contact with and seem to be really douchey. I mean they all feel like they are entitled or they seem to treat every offer not at...20
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+3Ethereum founder threatens to quitIt turns out that the founder of the popular cryptocurrency, Ethereum, is giving the whole cyrpto community a warning. As stated in the Business Insider article; [quote] He said folks in the space should understand the difference between enacting positive change for society, and just moving...20
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+3Discussion Topics for MDs & SeniorsHi Guys, and Merry Christmas! I need a bit of advice from the much more social monkeys lurking around this forum. Have you ever found yourself stuck with a MD or a senior up and not know what to talk about? Someone you don't specifically work with and don't know too much about...20
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+3Studying Abroad 2018 Fall of Junior Year --- Death wish?I'm currently a sophomore at a non-target, but a top 20 liberal arts college. We get <abbr title="on campus recruiting">OCR</abbr> from three of the <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and around 3-4 <abbr title="middle...18
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+4Thoughts on Cheap Suits from H&MFor many college students, it is sometimes hard to put together some money to buy designer suits. Recently, I bought a couple of suits from H&M for really cheap; they look good, but still, they are from H&M. Is this considered careless or is it acceptable? I hear a lot of bankers like to...18
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+3Best entry level jobs out of 4 years collegeI'm in the middle of my job search for next summer once I graduate college. I'm at at a non-target with a high GPA studying Finance. Have two internships, my most recent one being an <span class='keyword_link'><a...17
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+3Cryptocurrency Tax IssuesFor people who hodl cryptos, how are you guys going to pay taxes for these? Coinbase recently lost against IRS on not reporting individuals who held more than 20K worth of Bitcoin, etc. Is anyone filing capital gains tax for Bitcoin and altcoin gains? 17
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+3Looking for Perspectives on UnemploymentHi All, This may be a downer. I've been at a <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> fund for the last 2.5 years and was promoted to associate earlier this year. My <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> fund announced that they would be...17
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+3Audi A5 Sportback vs BMW 4-series gran coupetryna cop a car sometime in the next few weeks for a job up in the Chi--monkeys, do I go with the classy, statesmanlike Audi or the emphatically aggressive BMW? Or, do I just accept that by not working in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> I am become pleb and get a...17
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+4Why Would You Ever Ever Want to be an Investment BankerLet's face it...it's a horrible career choice. Your life will suck, and there are plenty of other ways to make as much money. As much as the industry thinks it is changing, it is absolutely not. Leadership is crap and no one cares as long as you work like a slave. 16
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+3Volunteer suggestions for M7 programsHey guys, I'd like to get investing or finance related volunteer ideas that involve either teaching or being involved with an endowment. Definitely open to other suggestions relevant to my background, and even remote volunteer opportunities. My dream career is working at a...151 month 22 hours ago
+3Any well paying jobs out of top MBA where hours are reasonable (<60-70/week) and weekends normally free?Hey All, Title pretty much says it all: are there any well paying jobs one can get out of a top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> that require reasonable hours (<60-70 for a normal, non-fire drill week) and almost always allow you your...15
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+3Advice regarding loyalty to firmAnswers from those in the Investment Banking industry and not students. Thank you. - 2017 graduate - worked for a couple months - a small boutique in new york - haven't taken series exams yet I love the culture, people, and deal-flow at my bank but like most people on this forum. ...15
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+3AMA at independent financial adviser or back office at BB?I am a sophomore at a non-target and I have received offers for summer 2018 and want to hear what y'all think would look best for future in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>... Wealth and <span class='keyword_link'><a...15
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+4Attn: All Canadians who work in the US: TN Visas will no longer be available to IB Analysts - New RegulationsThis policy memorandum (PM) clarifies that for an applicant to qualify for TN status based on work in the profession of economist, the applicant must engage in activities consistent with the profession of economist. Activities that constitute a broad range of other professions related...14
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+3Private Equity firms in LA? Reputations, culture, compensation?Hi all, I wanted to ask and glean a more updated view of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> funds in LA. The ones I'm interested in are Ares, Oaktree, Platinum, Aurora, Marlin, Pacific Coast (or others I'm missing) in terms of returns, reputation, culture etc....13
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+3Any success stories from non-top MSF programs?Hello, I was wondering if any of you had any major successes in <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> programs that are not necessarily considered top programs. By success I mean that you were able to make a complete turnaround, <span...13
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+3Disclosing disabilityHi all, Long time lurker in need of some advice. I have a disability that does not impact my job performance or require any accommodations. Am I better off not disclosing it on full time applications or should I disclose it? I've heard a mix of "if you don't think you need...13
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5 days 13 hours ago
+4VC in San Fran - Roommate NeededKonichiwa Are you looking for the most kick-ass roommate that ever lived? If so, look no further. You found him! I’m a 25-year-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">old professional <abbr title="bulge...12
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3 days 21 hours ago
+3Value-Add Multifamily InvestmentsHad a couple of questions relative to value-add apartment investing in the currently market. It seems as though most/many LP equity groups have re-calibrated their return expectations as multifamily has seen a phenomenal run coming out of the recession. Most deals I am seeing (I focus on the...12
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15 hours 10 min ago
+3Renege BB SA offer for BB full-time offerHi all, first time posting The situation is i just landed a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> <span...11
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2IBM vs. ProtivitiHey everyone, I wanted to get some opinions on a couple of job offers I have. I currently have an offer for the IBM CbD program as a Cognitive Analytics consultant, or with Protiviti in IT Internal Audit. Based solely on the job description, I am much more interested in the responsibilities/type...11
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+3Canada - landing a Bay Street job as an Ivey MBAMy background is 3 years of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>...10
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+3Investment Banking Climate in Los AngelesThe only threads for this are a few years old, so I figured that I would make a new one. What is the current climate of banking in LA, such as best banks, groups, etc.10
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1 week 6 days ago
+3What is Canadian comp and recruitment like?How much do analyst/associate/VP/MD make on average at the big 5 canadian banks? I assume it is lower than the US, but is it around 50% less compared to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr...10
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+3Houlihan Lokey - LAHey guys, There's very little information available online on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/houlihan-lokey-howard-and-zukin">Houlihan Lokey</a></span> and their LA office, despite being headquartered there. I know their <abbr...10
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+3Breaking into consulting as ex-diplomat??monkeys, I wanted to ask what are the entry options for consulting. I was a diplomat for about 5 years, and I want to break into consulting. I will be getting a t3 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr>. I know if you join straight out of undergrad the...10
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+3Getting a return offer in a group with a ~50% return rate?I'll be interning at a group that historically has only taken ~50% or less of its interns. It's a great gig, but I'm really scared about not getting a full-time offer given how tough <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruiting has become. Does anyone have...10
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3 weeks 15 hours ago
+3Disney acquires FoxDoes anybody know who the named advisors were? Does anyone have any thoughts on the deal besides what was already said. Thanks. 9
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+3In what division are soft skills most valued?In what division are soft skills most valued? I would consider myself a very good leader; I have a natural ability to deal with people and have a high EQ (emotional intelligence). I also have pretty good math/technical skills, but I'll never to able to compete with an MIT math major....9
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+3Youtuber Exit oppsDoes anyone else begrudge the fact that people like Logan Paul make 13.5m$ per year after 4 years of posting nonsense on youtube? So many analysts slaving away, plugging numbers in to excel for 70-100 hours per week, for those coveted transferrable skills. But 99.9% will never make anywhere...9
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18 hours 18 min ago
+3Guess what Gilead's up to?Gilead and Kite are acquiring a new company that will help them expand research and development into cellular therapy. Source - [ASPost-Gilead](http://alphastreet.com/b85c515f)8
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+3REIT career path to REPEHi everyone, I will try to make this short and sweet, just wanting to get some insight on what some more experienced in the industry may think of RE career paths. I am currently an associate at a public <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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4 hours 23 min ago
+3White House --> ?????A guy from my high school 2 years younger had a carpet cleaning business his freshman year of college (went to a very non-target). Got a job cleaning the floors of Trump Tower in 2014. He saw an application to intern at Trump Tower and took the opportunity (summer 2015). Fast forward a bit and...8
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1 week 2 days ago
+3Questions about VP/D/MD levels at investment banksI'm a student at a Canadian University since a lot of Canadians choose to stay in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> rather than move to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> or other exit opportunities, this is also the path I'm...7
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5 days 17 hours ago
+3Min. Buy up Pricing for Freddie Mac Loan?Agency Lender is providing rate on property and is stating there is a "minimum buy-up pricing of 1.0%", and can range as high as 4%. Would appreciate someone breaking this down for me. 6
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+3Lesser Known Consulting vs Internal StrategyI'm finishing the first semester of my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> this week, and I'm considering my potential internship opportunities. I was hoping to go into consulting, but I've already been turned down by <span...6
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3 weeks 21 hours ago
+3Model/Materials Exchange - Anyone have models and other stuff to trade?I've got some models/reference materials that I'd like to trade for other stuff. I'm looking for ground up development models with waterfall analysis for all asset classes, and acquisition models for anything but multifamily. I have all lessons/models from an <span...6
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+3MBA: Kellogg vs Stern?Hi. I've been accepted to both of them finally. Booth and Columbia dinged me after interview . I've applied to Goizueta and McCombs as safeties and I haven't heard from them after interview yet but I'm going to cancel my apps. So my main goal is investment banking but...6
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2 weeks 19 hours ago
+3Cambridge Associates vs Strategy/M&A at F500Hi guys, first time posting here. Would like to seek some advice between choosing an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/cambridge-associates" target="_blank">offer from Cambridge Associates</a></span> (Investment Associate) and a...6
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+3Timing on Year End Bonuses?Just curious on when most of you know what your bonuses will actually be and when your firm actually hands them over? I've been used to some form of December "performance review" where my bonus amount was provided and then typically mailed out in check form towards the end of...6
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2 weeks 19 hours ago
+3Physical Trading: Best Commodities to be in?Hi all, I'm a long time lurker on this forum but I've benefited a lot from all of the discussions <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">surrounding physical trading</a></span>. Currently an undergrad with...6
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+3Will Gold prices hit a bottom in 2018?Price have been steady around 1200-1300 for quite some time now and may not be as a bad of an idea to have as a longer term (1-3+) investment after things settle down post-tax bill? I'd be very curious to learn more about NUGT & JNUG since they are 3x leveraged and potentially good...6
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+3BCG No Offer - "Good Fit, Good Case, Not Creative" - Can I reapply in 6 mos / or now to a different office??Hi All, I recently got bad news from my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group" target="_blank">BCG final round</a></span> interview. Apparently I was very engaging on the fit portion and I solved the case and...6
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+3MBA decision: Wharton or Booth?Hola kiddos, I'm having a good type of headache these last days. I was admitted into both Chicago Booth and Wharton (+Lauder) <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs and I'd like to hear different perspectives on the...5
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+3Megafund Credit to BschoolI'm planning on joining the Credit team (looking at <abbr title="high yield">HY</abbr> specifically) for a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> firm (GSO, Apollo, Ares, <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+3Leaving banking early?Hi all, I am doing <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> and...4
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+3Debt Funds - Levering loans?"We tend to underwrite deals to target specific IRRs, but we can also internally leverage loans to boost those returns. For example, we might internally leverage a 70% Loan-to-Value (LTV) loan at 40% and turn a potential <span class='keyword_link'><a...3
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4 weeks 23 hours ago
+3Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich Sells an Extraodinary Amount of StockDisclosure of the recent Meltdown bug, a security exploit targeting Intel processor's usage of speculative execution was released yesterday, and it's now come to light that the company was informed of the vulnerability all the way back in June:...3
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1 day 18 hours ago
+3Mystery HR databaseSince I got rejected several times by some banks do you guys think it is better to set up a new "fresh" account with a different e-mail for next recruiting year? As long as I don't apply with both at the same recruiting season it should not flag as double account or? This way...2
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4 weeks 12 hours ago
+3When do management consultants choose to use VBA macros?As either an intern or full-fledged consultant, what VBA macros have you seen used often? Alternatively, what VBA macros would you suggest that an incoming associate learn? Thanks!2
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+3CrossHarbor Capital Partners: Analyst Experience, Reputation, CompIs anyone familiar with CrossHarbor? REPE shop based in Boston. Seems like a good firm. Trying to get a sense of their reputation, comp, exit opps. Let me know.2
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+3What exactly is REPE?Long time lurker here and hopefully I don't get too much monkey shit thrown at me but I had a discussion with guys in my team today as to what REPE actually is and there seems to be quite a bit of confusion/disagreement... I appreciate it really doesn't matter at the end of the day but...1
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+312/11/17 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! <strong><u>Upcoming Meet Ups:, Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds:</u></strong> <a href=“https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-how-to-prep-for-a-pe-megafund-interview-7pm-et-121117">Webinar: How to Prep for a <abbr...1
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+3Holiday Horror StoriesThis was not me - but a friend last year: Deal flared up just before Xmas and the MD kept the analyst and associate grinding out on board decks and "supplemental materials" through new years. Once they got back in the office, MD let them know that the deal had collapsed just...1
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1 week 3 days ago
+3Leaving banking early??Hi all, I am doing <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and...1
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3 days 18 hours ago
+2Moving from UK to USHello guys, I am currently a final year student at a UK semi-target and trying to do a Masters in the US. I have little knowledge about target universities (apart from Ivy) and would love some help if someone had a similar experience moving from one country to the other. Thank you 35
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+2American Chinese who isn't fluent in Chinese/MandarinEdit: I changed the thread a little but it fundamentally asks the same thing. It was a little more general before but I thought the wording was too confusing so I just made it specific I can't remember where but I've read somewhere that Chinese <abbr title="investment...29
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2offer compare: Nomura S&T option desk VS blackrock PAG, active investment analytics (NY)Greatly appreciate your opinion. Little bit about me, non-target school with 1.25 yr working experience at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in quantitative analytics role. BR pay slightly less than NM. But its not a concern for me. I like both opportunities and I...20
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+2Entry Level Roles in NYCI graduated over the summer from a top 25 school, and recently moved to New York. I have two solid acquisitions internships on my resume, and a pretty solid GPA. I've been searching for a job over the past few months, but nothing has worked out so far. I'm thinking about taking one...19
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3 weeks 10 hours ago
+3Heart break.You guys. I think my heart is broken. I have never had a broken heart. How does one cope? Help me Wall Street. 19
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2What roles can I get with a CFAHello, I have <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">interests in Asset Management</a></span> and have been thinking about pursuing a <abbr title="Chartered Financial...19
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+3Rounding GPA from 3.676 to a 3.7?So first off, I want to get into <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> Investment Banking and I go to a non-target. I've heard that non-targets need a higher GPA than targets in order to get consideration by hiring managers. My cumulative GPA is a 3.676. Would it be ok...19
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2Toughest Technical Interview Question? -- How do you structure an M&A/IPO deal?A friend of mine who was interviewing for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">investment banking summer analyst</a></span> position with a top-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a...19
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+2Please, help me to *not* fail this interviewI am currently a junior at a semi target school. Basically, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst recruiting has</a></span> been a shit show for me. So far, I've only gotten two OCIs, two phone interviews,...18
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2CTD Bond Futures QuestionI understand the concept of CTD that includes the conversion factor, invoice price, choosing bonds in the delivery basket and etc... but why does the futures contract track the price of CTD treasury bonds? I understand this is relatively important to gain insights on relative value, so any...18
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1 week 1 day ago
+2DCM PathI'm interested in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM">going into <abbr title="debt capital markets">DCM</abbr></a></span>. Yes, I understand that it usually comes with a...18
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+2Prop trading plan (calling exp STIR traders): Could I REALLY have an edge with this or am I utterly deluded?Background: late 30s, decent economics degree, read up on banking/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading at uni</a></span>, interned <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, never got...17
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+3Incoming intern hitting on a cougar MDGuys, I will be interning at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> this summer and I desperately need help from you guys. As the title clearly stated, I think I am having a crush on a MD at my bank, who happened to be one of my interviewer in my <span...17
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14 hours 22 min ago
+2INSEAD MBA: Yay or Nay?Hi community, I don‘t want to spark another general „MBA worth it or not“ discussion, instead I‘m interested in your opinions based on my specific situation. Some background info: - European citizen - 31 years of age (yes, old but quite normal where I‘m from) - Master‘s...17
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1 week 2 days ago
+2M&A in FrankfurtI´m interested in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> in Frankfurt. However, I don´t know which one to choose? <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> at rödl & partner or TAS FSO Big4. Keep in mind that I´m a...16
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+2Is Stern still a target?I applied ED to Wharton and got rejected and was looking for other targets. I saw Stern was a target but also saw some people recently talking smack about it and saying it wasn't worth the hype. I just want to make sure it is a target because I am considering changing from RD to ED2 at...16
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1 day 8 hours ago
+2Looking for sophomore transfer optionsI am currently an freshman at IU Kelley and after considering my experience in my first semester have decided that I am going to apply to transfer. Relevant stats would be a college GPA of 3.8(Micro, Calc, Accounting, etc, so not an "easy" schedule 15+ credits). Act: 34 HS GPA: N/A...16
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1 week 4 days ago
+2What's recruiting like at a Target vs. a Non-Target?I'm in the process of finishing up some essays for R2 applications to the top Master's in Finance programs -not exactly the best Christmas I've ever had- and could use a little kick of motivation/realism. As an undergrad at a non-target, I've learned that it's pretty...15
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Starbucks Build to Suit budgetI have a client with a free standing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3vxp6e4" target="_blank">2000sqft building Starbucks</a></span> is interested in leasing. They want some numbers from us on asking rent based on...15
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2REIT Associate Salaries? (Credit/Underwriting)What would be a good salary for this role? Assuming $7-10B in assets, Atlanta/Dallas/Houston/Phoenix. Single tenant properties.15
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2Harvard or Penn (Wharton) undergrad?There are some other posts on this, but they are quite old. I d like to get a more up-to-date perspective. I am a senior applying to colleges this year. Interested in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. What about about Wharton vs YP? Would it even be worth...15
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2How do you deal with annoying people?Just asking generally. How do u deal with annoying people? You know, the kind with their irritating questions, useless advice on how to live your life, stupid jokes. The ones who have no respect or consideration of another person's personal space or feelings. 15
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Critique my resume - bad gpa and no experienceGraduating next semester and going to apply for jobs. Have no formal experience and my GPA is too trash so not putting it. My goal's to become a financial or <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> analyst as I love doing valuations.15
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+2Top 20 US Uni or Warwick for IB?I am a high school senior looking to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I have an offer from Warwick and potentially an offer from a university ranked 11-20 in the United States (think along the lines of Vandy, Northwestern, Berkeley). Assuming I get...14
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2HFF Analyst PayHow much is total compensation for a 1st year analyst at HFF? (Salary + Commission + Bonus?) Assumptions: South East City, Debt/Equity Placement Team Any insight/thoughts would be great, thank you in advanced!14
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3 weeks 15 hours ago
+2Lateralling advice for tradersHi, I'm a junior trader at a middle market bank, wanting to lateral to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>/prop shop. Could...14
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Internal Capital @ FO - typical terms? currently run a fund I started with track record of top performance. am looking at running nine figures (+scaling from there if returns are good) of primarily internal capital at a family office where I would be fairly autonomous with ~36 month lockup. Anyone here have any idea what...14
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4 weeks 19 hours ago
+211 Cardinal Sins of Economics from last lecture by my professor @ a top 10 b-schoolI currently go to a top 10 business school and these were the "11 Cardinal Sins of Economics" to wrap up the last lecture of my managerial econ course. Thought I would share this. Feel free to expound and discuss your opinions. 1) Our company must be worth more than that we paid...14
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+2New Events for a Finance ClubHello monkeys! I'm lucky enough to land a leadership position in my university's finance club. I was thinking of repeating some events we've done in the past, but also would like to add new ones. Any ideas for feasible events? So far, we have a few things like speakers,...14
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1 week 1 day ago
+2Will FT Job Offer be Rescinded for Academic Dishonesty (Cheating: F in Class that I have to Retake)?I signed a job offer with a smaller but recognized <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> last month and they had my transcript with them (which I sent them) during the interview process. However, I just found...14
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2C in Financial Accounting - How does this affect me? What's next? **Background: ** Attend semi-target (think Vandy/USC/CMU). Yeah, so I got a C in Financial accounting during Freshman year. No excuses, I was just a dumbass naive pledge who cared way too much about "frat life" and drank/smoked too much. I ended up with a pretty eh 3.4 overall....13
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1 week 6 days ago
+2Thoughts on Barclays- culture, comp, and exit opportunitiesI'm currently deciding on a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">offer at Barclays</a></span> and was hoping to get some updated information given that...13
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1 week 1 day ago
+2m7 MBA ChancesHi! Long-time lurker, first post! I am in my mid-20s and have been out of school for three years. I worked in Risk Consulting Advisory at one of the Big 4s(not <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte"...13
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+2CRE Portfolio Management Analyst QuestionsI just started this position as an analyst at a large co. and need some help understanding how this fits in the grand scheme of things. More so starting off in this position in comparison to a credit analyst for example. How is <span class='keyword_link'><a...13
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+2Chicago Booth $$ vs Yale SOM $ vs CBS (if admitted) for IBHi guys! Just wanted to share my story to see whether you could help me making my decision. I have been lucky enough to be admitted to Chicago Booth (w/ good scholarship money, approx. 40% of full tuition) and to Yale SOM (w/ little scholarship money, approx. 15% of full tuition). I am...13
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Bitcoin - the ultimate value investment? I found an article called [*Why a Value Investor Decided to Buy Bitcoin*](https://www.barrons.com/articles/q-a-why-a-value-investor-decided-to-buy-bitcoin-1511810246) on Reddit that detailed how a longtime value investor who manages $5.5 billion at his New York-based investment firm, Horizon...13
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2What are differences in energy industry of top tier consulting firm?Hi, as an engineering student with a strong background in the energy sector, I am really interested in differences of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>...13
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2Career From Engineer to Finance - Help WantedI have 8 years of experience. Worked for companies like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span> as a consultant. I m pursing <abbr title="Masters in Business...13
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1 week 6 days ago
+2Is it ok to put unsuccessful deals on CV?I work at an investment bank and I'm currently putting up a CV to jump to another place. I was wondering if it is ok to put unsuccessful deals on CV? There are millions of times when you finished almost everything for a deal but in the end your client decided to pull out. I think these are...13
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1 week 6 days ago
+2How good is Haverford College for investment banking?I was recently accepted to Haverford College and plan on attending. I will major in Econ with a concentration in Mathematical Economics, so I will have a good knowledge of both subject areas. How well would this prepare me for a career in investment banking? Is it prestigious enough?13
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Interview Question: EV/EBITDA and in-the-money stock options impactHi, Does anyone have any insight on what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">happens to <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr></a></span>/<span...13
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1 week 18 hours ago
+2What grad schools in Europe should I consider?Hi everyone, I am a senior student of Econ. from a non-target but still strong university in Europe. I was considering a master in Finance aimed at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">breaking into <abbr...12
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2 days 17 hours ago
+2What MBA program for Army Officer I’ve got 3 admits this season- Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, and Vanderbilt. Short term goal is to consult for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>...12
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1 week 6 days ago
+2IB FT Recruiting LondonHi everyone, Curious to hear people' experiences and thoughts on full-time <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">recruiting for <abbr title="investment banking...12
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+3Women / Minority owned Private Equity firmsBeen lately hearing about the performance and growth of minority / women led <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms, but haven't heard much about culture pros/ cons etc. What are some established firms out there, reviews etc? 12
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2 days 14 hours ago
+2Need help transitioning in regards to social life from college to life after it. Hows this thing supposed to work?Even though in college I hardly had much of a social life and was lonely a good bit (transferred schools and had some family issues that had to be worked out), I still had some idea of how social life in college worked. You had dorms, Greek Life, and other stuff to help you make friends with...12
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1 week 11 hours ago
+2Help: Accept PE Offer or Corp Dev Offer?All - Fortunate enough to receive two offers yesterday (talk about timing). One with a generalist Lower Middle Market <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm (70% co-invest / 30% direct invest). The firm is <5 years old and <$750M AUM, but they're...12
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3 days 9 hours ago
+2Can you explain interest rate swaps?I have been reading about interest rate swaps, and I am a bit confused on what exactly the "swap rate" is. Can you explain it dumbed down?12
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4 days 20 hours ago
+3Does anyone have any Eastdil or HFF OMs they could send?Does anyone have any Eastdil or HFF OMs they could send? I've found a few full OM's online. However, the majority of the other OM's I've found only include the teaser/executive summary portion. Thanks12
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5 days 13 hours ago
+2Fund says I am an independent contractor - 10-99 vs W2Did you ever work at a place that treats you as an independent contractor vs W2 worker? Thoughts on joining a fund that does? LA/SF/<abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> areas. I'd have to incorporate as an LLC.12
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1 week 17 hours ago
+2Inflation and Bonds Hi all, I get that there is an inverse relationship between bond prices and interest rates. However, the FINRA exam I just took would not such an easy question in such a straight forward format. Instead (as I remember it), the question asked what would happen to bonds in a high inflation...11
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1 day 10 hours ago
+2Goldman or JP Morgan? Which one should I take?I got an offer fro Internal Audit from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> and Risk <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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+2Getting first job with no internships I will be graduating from a non-target (George Mason) this coming spring with no internships. I have been working full time for an Allstate agency as a producer over the last several years which has allowed me to pay all of my tuition upfront. I am also 100% financially independent (rent, food,...11
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+2What is the best way to a learn foreign language?Monkeys, I want to learn Spanish and I would like to know which is the best way to learn a foreign language(besides traveling to that country or dating a woman from that country). Is it taking classes in college, or using an online platform like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone? I am looking to...11
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+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 <abbr title="Wall Street...112 months 1 day ago
+2Restructuring vs. M&AI have always been interested in restructuring but ended up signing with a top <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> group for next summer. I really loved my restructuring class and could see myself going into it for full time. How feasible is it to move...11
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Getting wasted by yourselfWhat are your opinions on getting wasted by yourself at home? There seems to be a lot of stigma on getting drunk by yourself - I'm of the opinion that it doesn't fucking matter but I'm wondering what other people's thoughts are. **Update:** I'm never drinking again.11
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+2Best and worst work-life balance in IB?Which areas in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> tend to have the best and worst work-life balances? Compensation is not really a factor for me here (since <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in general has pretty high...11
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1 week 5 days ago
+2Undergrad GPA Affects Post-MBA Investment Banking Recruiting?Hi monkeys, I'm going to enroll in a <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program (CBS/Kellogg/Sloan/Booth) next August. My post-MBA goal is to join a <span...11
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+2Rental Property On The SideHas anyone here had (or has) rental property on the side? I'm looking to possibly buy 1-2 multifamily houses (think duplex, triplex) to generate some extra monthly cashflow and build equity long-term. I'm in <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr>, work 50-60...11
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Non-Target to MBB, from US to Latin AmericaHi All, Disclosure: this is my very first post so please bare with me, should I make any mistakes in not following any guidelines. I am a US citizen interested in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">breaking into <abbr...11
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+2Breaking into Management Consulting from these schools?I am considering transferring as an econ major to UVA, UNC, USC, Vandy,or NYU. (Bussiness program is too competitive to get in) What are my chances of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">breaking into management...11
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1 week 6 days ago
+2M7 vs Top 15 MBA for ConsultingI just got admitted to an <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> (not HSW) and a Top 15. Both place about 1/3 of the class into consulting, and I have 100% GI Bill, so cost is not really an issue. Are my chances of landing a consulting offer that much more...11
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2Is IB satisfying?Hi everyone! Well, im studying Mechanical Engineering (2nd year). I consider doing a MS in Finance or Aerospace Engineering when i graduate. On the one hand i would like to work with propulsion systems (turbojet/turbofan engines etc). On the other hand i really like the lifestyle (and the...11
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1 week 15 hours ago
+2Offers from JPM and GS for Summer IBD Analyst - Which do I pick?Have offers from the two great banks for their investment banking divisions. Was wondering what thoughts are on which one to choose and why?10
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2CBRE Production AnalystAnyone want to provide some insight as to what this job title really means? Can't really find anything about it online, but wanted to see if any of y'all have heard of the title. The description for their production analyst jobs are very vague. If you want to look yourself, go to...10
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2MM Private Equity in NYWhat are the best <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> Private Equity shops in New York? Would be helpful if anyone could comment on the below names in terms of prestige/culture/comp and also offer some new names. Some firm I've heard of: Lindsey Goldberg,...10
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1 week 4 days ago
+2GSAM -> IBD?How difficult is the internal move from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Goldman Sachs Asset Management</a></span> (in particular fixed income investment strategies) to <span...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Money vs. ExperienceAt what point does a higher salary/bonus trump gaining better experience? Disclaimer: I do not work in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I work about 50 hours a week (60 at best during a busy time) at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...10
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+3How important is your undergrad reputation?I am currently a student at USC, but have a transfer plan option to Cornell, specifically the Dyson School, and am wondering if it's worth it to transfer? I know that I'll have a much better college experience here and have lived in SoCal my whole life. But I also know that Cornell...10
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2Increase in Cap-ex decreases your EV in DCF but increases your EV when moving from Equity value to EV?Here is a question from 400 question book. We’re <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">creating a <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr></a></span> for a company...10
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5 days 12 hours ago
+2lower MM lendersWorking on an add-on for a portfolio company (~$30m TEV). anyone have a list of lower <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> lenders they are willing to share? Thanks!9
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2 weeks 22 hours ago
+2Goldman - Education Technology & (Knowledge) Services - Victor Hu MD - Any info?Does anyone have any information on this "group"? If you google Goldman Education Technology & Services, Victor Hu comes up. Using LinkedIn searches, nobody else (except 1 other fishy result) seems to be part of that group other than Victor Hu. I'm potentially looking at...9
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2do people from different colleges but same fraternity help each other out in terms of networking and getting a job? was wondering if someone from the same fraternity but from a different school will be willing to help out another guy from a different school but same fraternity or is that really rare?9
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+2Buy side to Sell side - can it be done?Alright, lets start with some background info. I'm a 3rd year business student at a non-target Canadian school. I've got some experience under my belt with working at a large <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> firm as an equity analyst this past summer,...9
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+2Trader-no luck with employmentHello everyone, I am a Trader who <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">specializes in trading</a></span> index futures and I have over three years experience trading the same.I have been managing my personal...9
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+2M7 MBA w/ sub 3.0 GPA chances of Top Tier Consulting? I'm a current <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> student with sub 3.0 GPA and wanted to get honest feedback on chances of top tier consulting job post-MBA? I think I am...9
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+2Is Derivatives Solutions Investment Banking?Is working as an analyst in a derivatives solutions group (not <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>) a good place to start a career? How much of the job is actual advisory work and what kind of...9
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1 week 6 days ago
+2WUSTL MS Corp Fin vs Rochester MSF for International StudentI received offers from both schools starting in July 2018. I am debating which one is a better choice. I am an international student from Asia with an undergrad degree from top 50 US school. My primary goal after graduation is <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in...9
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2Low Gpa (3.3) at Ivy for full time next year. Unsure what to do? As the title states, I have a really low gpa and I have no idea what to do. I'm currently a Stats major at an Ivy with a poor gpa. The highest I can bring my gpa to is a 3.4 but It's unlikely (the classes I'm taking are considered very hard). It's because I fucked up this...9
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+2Top-tier London PE firms with best culture?Ladies & Gents - the time has come: despite the job of a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Associate/VP at the likes of Advent, H&F, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bain-capital" target="_blank">Bain...9
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2Sourcing Development DealsGiven there is magic to everyone’s unique process, are there any development guys/gals on here that would care to share some of the avenues they regularly take to source development opportunities? 9
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5 days 11 hours ago
+2I NEED HELP!!!Hi everyone, so I am a sophomore at Michigan State and I have a 3.75 GPA and I still haven't even applied for any internships for this summer yet. Does anyone have any advice on how I should go about this? I don't have any experience in finance other than a personal account and being...9
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4 days 12 hours ago
+2Jobs for folks in Undergrad? Hello, I was just wondering if anybody knew how common it was for Undergrads interested in Finance to get a job <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge...9
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1 week 4 days ago
+2How do lenders size floating rate debt (DSCR)?How do lenders determine what the debt service is in their DSCR sizing, particularly on floating rate debt? Do they <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-london-interbank-offer-rate-libor">use the LIBOR</a></span> curve to...9
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2 weeks 11 hours ago
+2640 GMAT... No Chance at MSF/MiM?GPA: 3.93 GMAT: 640 (47Q, 31V) Big bummer... Do I even have a shot any of these programs? - <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr> MiM - <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr> MiF - <abbr title="London School of...8
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1 week 3 days ago
+2I´m really lost about what to do now, need some advice guysHi all, I need some advice on what to do because I applied to almost all <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> (London) and didn´t get any offer. Not even a <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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3 weeks 20 hours ago
+2Comp Question: 1st Year Equity Research at 5-10B HFI've been with the firm as a mid-office analyst (for 3 years as my 1st and only job) and recently joined the investment team. I have a finance master degree from a non-target school and is a CFA3 candidate. My location is at the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>....8
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4 weeks 1 hour ago
+2How did you find your roommates?Monkeys, How did you go about finding roommates for your first job out of college? I'll be going to a city without many graduates from my school and I'm wondering how people found similar people to live with. 8
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5 days 22 hours ago
+2Finance scene in Phoenix vs DallasJust wondering if anyone here could talk a little bit about the high finance scenes in Phoenix and Dallas. I'm trying to decide which city would be better to start a career in the high finance industry. There are a few other threads on here about each individual city, but most are a few...8
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Underwriting Retail/Multi-Family PortfolioCurrently reviewing a 20 property portfolio and each property has a seperate tab that lists rent role, noi, and assigned cap rate provided from seller (so 20 seperate tabs). How do I go about underwriting this as a whole to gauge debt potential for a incoming buyer? 8
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1 week 2 days ago
+2LBO capital structure questionThis is a conceptual question - I understand on a basic level the benefits of using debt in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO"><abbr title="leveraged...8
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4 days 2 hours ago
+2Activist funds recruitment?Hey guys! What's the best approach to reaching out to activist funds? Is it possible to land an activist fund gig right out of undergrad or do they usually strictly hire from 2+ years of experience in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/PE? How is the approach...8
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Is 27 too old?...8
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22 hours 41 min ago
+2Spring Break 2018Anyone have fun plans for spring break 2018? My buddies and I are in the preliminary stages of putting a trip together for a week in Feb/March but haven't been able to decide on a destination. Looking for any suggestions. 8
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+2Kind of worried..Was out partying with some buds on Friday. Probably had one too many drinks because the last part of the night is a blur. Anyways fast forward to Sunday night, am having dinner with my folks and all of a sudden my heart feels like it's going to beat out of my chest. Feel like crap Christmas...8
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Violation of the bro code Deleted.8
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1 day 17 hours ago
+2CRE for New Graduates - How to Hit the Ground Running?I am currently in my final year of my undergrad degree (business) and I am leaning towards <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> brokerage for my first job post-graduation. So far I've completed a 4-month internship as a Research Analyst with a boutique...8
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3 days 20 hours ago
+2BAML: M&A or C&R?Next summer I'll <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">be at <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">baml</abbr></a></span> <abbr title="investment...8
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Interview Question: Acquisition announcement - company a expected to buy company b at a 10% premiumInquiry: Scenario: Company A announces acquisition of Company B at 10% premium. Why might company's B share price trade below 10% premium? Why might company's B share price trade above 10% premium?8
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1 week 9 hours ago
+2Master Out or Stick With PhD for Management ConsultingHi everyone, I'm currently in the second year of a STEM PhD and I'm realizing that I strongly dislike lab work. Looking forward, I think I would <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">rather do management...8
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2UBS vs Citi SA HK IBDReceived an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offer for both of these places for <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr>. Long term goal is <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private...8
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1 day 22 hours ago
+2MBB SF vs NYC vs ChicagoHey everyone! Thanks in advance for the help. I know the ranking of each firm varies based on the specific office. I was wondering if people could provide insight about the rankings of offices for SF, <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, and Chicago for <span...8
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17 hours 56 min ago
+2Doing the good deed outside the officeI believe philanthropy is a great way to truly make a change, so why not get started now? I'm looking to get involved once I begin <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> even if it's for an hour or two on Sundays, but I do not know of any organizations. What do you...8
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+2Valuation of a $10M company with 50% licensing and 50% service revenueTitle says it all. Was asked this on an interview. What is the value of a company with $10M in revenue of which 50% comes from licensing and 50% from services. How do you get to your answer? I also asked a follow up question, how <span class='keyword_link'><a...8
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+2Series 4 - Options PrincipalHi All, I am thinking of taking the Series 4 - Options Principal exam in 2018. Has anyone taken this exam? If so, can you please provide any feedback and how it stacks up against other FINRA exams in terms of difficulty? I passed the 7, 63, and most recently, the 57, all on the first try. ...8
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1 day 13 hours ago
+2Do traders need to know technical analysis? Hey guys, Sorry for my ignorance, I couldn't find any similar posts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I'm a freshman in college and have recently become interested in Sales & Trading. With that being said, I want to be the best candidate I can...7
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2Intern for local developer or move to bigger market?Interested to hear your opinions on this. I am a recent math and computer science graduate in a small Midwest town, with no real estate internships. We have a few local mom and pop development shops, but nothing super big. My ultimate goal is to work as a development analyst in the...7
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2Should I intern during the school year if it has a chance of hurting my GPA?I am a sophomore with little/no real finance experience and need some resume padding. I am currently applying for an internship that is with a small wealth management firm that I am pretty confident will accept me. It is 5-10 hours a week during the semester and I will be taking 16 credit hours....7
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2Benefits of PE out of undergradI am a student at Wharton and I was wondering what are the benefits of doing <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> out of undergrad? There are a few firms that recruit actively at Wharton (Silverlake, <span class='keyword_link'><a...7
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3 weeks 12 hours ago
+2*** HOW USEFUL IS BITCOIN FOR MONEY LAUNDERING ? ***Hypothetical: I'm a construction tycoon in the USA. I build bridges, roads, public sector projects (canals) for a living. I have 0 conscience. To me it's all about the money. 1. I'm going to expand my business - I want to work in places like India and Mexico. 2. Nobody...7
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6 days 10 hours ago
+3How to get people to guide you along the way?Hi all, I am currently a first year Economics student studying at the London School of Economics. In order to prepare myself for applications next year, I intend on expanding my personal network by attending networking events/alum events with the hope of securing a summer job this year and...7
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2Search fund/ Entrepreneurship through acquisition Context: Career switcher (military) with a bias to return to Texas, but want to go the search fund/EtA route out of the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program. Does school matter beyond a certain point for this? I say this as I have a...7
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Hong Kong: GS Industry IBD vs MS M&A<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> is a generalist offer for interns and group placement will be decided for full time - which one has better...7
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+2Bitcoin hits a new high with it's highest ratings yetCheck out how fast Bitcoin has been rising here: http://www.2cents.my/2017/12/07/bitcoin-hits-a-new-high-at-13000/7
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+22 job offers, which would you take? I'm going to try to make this as unbiased as possible, and if you can give me your opinion on which job offer you would take that would be really helpful. Some key pointers before I begin are: - My family currently lives in Miami, and if I worked there as well I could potentially have...7
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+2Can you help me on deciding a programming language for Trading?Hello, I have an undergraduate degree in <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> and have coded before in C and C++. Currently I am doing an MSc in Europe with a specialization in Financial Markets. Over the last one year I have been regularly using VBA for personal projects....7
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Need help deciding on first suitHello, I'm ready to invest in my first suit. I wanna go with a navy suit and a good pair of brown shoes, but wasn't sure if this would serve me well in the interview stage. The other options I was thinking were: Charcoal with black shoes, or Navy with black shoes. Thoughts? Thanks7
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+2Just had a 30 minute phone interview for an internship this summer that ran 10 minutes short. Did I mess up?Phone interview was supposed to be 30 minutes at the maximum. It lasted for 20 minutes. Is that bad? I guess I am overthinking it...7
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Self-Taught XOM ModelThis is my first post - feedback is welcome if I am using the site wrong. I am working in real estate finance, looking to make it into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I'm trying to put together a coherent valuation on XOM to send in with my resume, but...7
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1 day 9 hours ago
+2Exit Opportunities From Boutique IS BrokerageI am essentially looking at exit ops from my boutique investment sales brokerage of which I have been in just south of a year. I have two years of residential experience previous to this in mortgages. I have an idea of what I think I could look into but am curious to see what you all think. I...7
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3 weeks 12 hours ago
+2UK target schools for IB/EB?Besides the obvious Oxbridge/<abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr>/Imperial/UCL schools what other UK universities can be considered as target/semi-target schools? I'm mainly thinking along the lines of Edinburgh/Manchester, are they considered...7
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2Dazed & Confused Recent Grad Looking for Advice - IB Internship, Non-Target, Low GPA, Declined Return Offer, No Other FT OffersI am looking for a bit of advice regarding my current situation. I just graduated in December from a non-target, top 50 or so university with a degree in Economics. I graduated with an extremely low GPA (definitely some unique extenuating circumstances, but I take ownership of the grade I...7
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2 weeks 18 hours ago
+2Corporate Banking to VC/PE?I am having trouble breaking into investment banking from consulting and landed a corporate banking role. It might be my only door into finance. I really want to get into <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> or <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...7
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2 weeks 18 hours ago
+2Bay Street VS Wall Street Investment BankerIt's been a while since the latest blog posts on Bay Street VS Wall Street have been up to date, so I decided to refresh the trend to get better information reflecting the current market condition. I know Wall Street bankers will undoubtedly close more big deals, have better exit ops, and...7
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3 days 16 hours ago
+2Real Estate Internship HelpFor Real Estate Internships is there a general cutoff date when recruiting for summer internships ends like Banking or <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. I have had 4 interviews through <abbr title="on campus recruiting">OCR</abbr> but no luck...7
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Should I switch majors? Currently 1/2 way through my Real Estate degree in appraisal. Should I switch? Should i do a second major in accounting or finance? 7
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1 week 2 days ago
+2MFin, CFA, CAIA for Project Finance/M&A job? *non-finance backgroundI majored in politics abroad (2nd best university) and speak 4 languages. After graduation I did an internship in an investment company (top finance investment company in the country) doing finance project (oil&gas) without any finance knowledge. I self-studied basic <span...7
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3 weeks 8 hours ago
+2Define the promote in an equity waterfallI have seen the promote on the equity waterfall structure defined two ways. Although both ways benefit the sponsor, one way clearly favors the limited partner and the other benefits the general partner. I have included those two scenarios below. Which of these scenarios do you most commonly see...7
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Credit or Equity Research at Barclays (London)Hey folks, I received 2 offers for the Research <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship at Barclays</a></span> in London - one from equity and the other from credit research. Now I'm familiar with the...7
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2 weeks 15 hours ago
+2Brandeis Uni MSF vs Babson College MSFI wish to know which is a better <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> Program between Brandeis and Babson College in terms of placements and curriculum for international students? Thanks6
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1 hour 51 min ago
+2Master Exchange Europe () MSc FinanceHello everyone, Currently I am doing a Master in Finance at the University of Amsterdam and would like to do an additional master exchange semester and have narrowed my choices to EDHEC, Dauphine, Bocconi. Other options include Sciencepo, LUISS and Lausanne. What do you guys think would be...6
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2 days 23 hours ago
+2Business Cards: Rounded vs. Square CornersI personally like rounded, but it seems everyone has square. Does rounded come off too snowflakey? Thanks, pals!6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2MF deals on the sideAny <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> development or acquisitions guys have any experience doing smaller deals on the side? I'm the acquisitions/development analyst for a sizable local shop and have the opportunity, given my skillset, to essentially be the sponsor in a...6
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2 weeks 14 hours ago
+2Warwick Vs Cass Vs Cranfield MSc ManagementI' am From India and have received offers from above programs. My deadlines are soon approaching so any information regarding which business school should I join of the above would be really helpful. Some background: I' am currently in my final year of Electronics engineering. My...6
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23 hours 5 min ago
+2LSE Alternative Investment (LSE AIC) - Worth coming from abroad? Who's going?Just received a confirmation for the <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> AIC. Has anyone been there before, and how good is it? Feel free to post if you're going!6
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2 days 19 hours ago
+2inherit dads CA practice of 400K net or go for quant degree for tradingHi, This is a very weird question. I majored in statistics and finance amd worked as a quant and then as an actuary for like 2 years. I am also going for a top MFE degree and hope to get a role in quant or structuring. However I am having real changes of thought. My dad has a developed CA...6
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20 hours 26 min ago
+2GPA Went Down after Acceptance Hi, I recently accepted an offer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> with a 3.52 GPA at the time. This semester, however, did...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2DCM to Elite Hedge FundsCan anyone shed some light on getting into <abbr title="hedge funds">HFs</abbr> from a non-M&A background (specifically capital markets)? I am considering pursuing <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+2SoHo House - any members out there?Anyone out there manage to become a member at SoHo House? I know they typically hate finance people and its more for the creative folk, but I have been there a few times with friends who are members and I have come across a select few who are in Finance although not the norm. Do you think these...6
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+22nd year Corporate analyst seeking career advice Hi all, I am coming to the end of a 2 year rotation program at JPMC(corporate financial analysis and program management) and I’m seeking a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset...6
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1 week 3 days ago
+2How competitive is it for target schools?Hello All, I go to wharton undergrad and was wondering how hard it actually is to get a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr...6
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+2How to forecast the Free Cash Flow?I am studying comparable analysis and need to forecast the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-free-cash-flow-FCF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="free cash flow">FCF</abbr></a></span> (= Cash...6
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6 days 11 hours ago
+2HELP!! Background check for CFAHi I just get an offer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> and is currently going through background check. The background...6
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4 weeks 10 hours ago
+2Is it OK to leave very short-term employment off my resume?For various reasons, I only worked for a company for a few weeks. Is it OK if I just don't put that on my resume, and pretend this employment never existed? There is really not much to talk about for such a short-term employment, and I also don't want to answer why I left that...6
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2Colliers InternationalCan anyone tell me about Colliers International's reputation in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Is it a good place to break into the industry? Are there a lot of big players working there. How do they structure their teams? Any insight would be appreciated!6
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Best part-time buy-side internship for leverage finance - please help!Hello, I'm currently a junior going to a non-target school in Chicago. I've <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">accepted a summer analyst</a></span> coverage group position at a <abbr title="middle...6
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1 week 1 day ago
+2College Senior Seeking Advice Getting a JOBHello guys! I'm a senior at a liberal arts college. I had an internship last summer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>...6
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1 day 18 hours ago
+2IB: Australia transferring to AbroadHi everyone! I recently graduated from high school and topped my state for exams (Australia). I've always wanted to go into investment banking overseas, but unfortunately for financial reasons, this year I was not able to apply to the ivy leagues/oxford/Cambridge etc and thus am studying...6
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+2How to Network for NY from Texas?I was just interested in how some of y'all have gone about networking with people in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> from Texas (or similarly distant places)? Obviously E-Mail, LinkedIn, etc. can be done from anywhere, but seems like there are a lot of in...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+2How Do You All Manage Your Own MoneyHaving been working for almost 2yrs, I started to think about what to do with my money. I used to have a bunch of stocks that I follow but now I no longer have the time and regulation makes it tough to trade due to my job. I thought about investing in real estate but feel like that's...6
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Urgent: Exploding Offer (Summer Associate Internship)Hey Everyone, Looking for some quick input, here are the **facts** so as not to waste time: - Currently at top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program in the West coast, finishing out <abbr title="Masters in Business...6
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2Pre-Med looking at financeI'm currently going into my second semester of sophomore year at a good liberal arts school with a 3.8 GPA. My whole life I've been wanting to be a surgeon, and have always had a strong natural ability in anything to do with biology, which I love. However as of about six months ago I...6
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10 hours 37 min ago
+2Career advice PERE AnalystHi guys, I am a first year analyst/controller in European <abbr title="private equity real estate">PERE</abbr> fund. I got the full-time offer after completing a 6 month internship in acquisitions but I am now <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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23 hours 16 min ago
+2IU Kelley Transfer ProspectsHi everyone, I am currently a freshman direct-admit at IU's Kelley School of Business looking to transfer. I finished first semester with a 4.0 GPA with a very "rigorous" course-load by Kelley freshman standards. My HS SAT/ACT Scores are 2260 (old), 1530 (new), and 34 ACT....6
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1 day 4 hours ago
+2Bitcoin gets hammeredBitcoin has fallen to 13k, who got burned! Gotta be a few people out there, unfortunately https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-extends-losses-slips-below-032220618.html6
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2 weeks 20 hours ago
+2'17/'18 Best way to study for the GMATThere are plenty of threads on this topic but most are dated '12/'13 - wanted to get the community's take on the best approach for crushing the GMAT.6
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1 week 1 day ago
+2Please help me comprare UIUC, UI Kelley, UVA, and William and Mary for undergrad business. I am a high school senior and assuming I get into the schools mentioned above, how do they compare in terms of undergrad business and for investment banking? Aside factors like tuition, I am interested in your guys opinions. Thank you in advance!6
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+2Not Another: Subprime CrisisGood morning monkeys I was wondering if any of the financiers here could shed some light on the issue in this article. <br> The article I'm referencing below is<a ...6
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2 weeks 14 hours ago
+2Undergraduate-UCONNHello all, The questions I am asking here may seem stupid because I am a noob. #Don't judge. I am just kidding. Anyway, I am a sophomore in college trying to break into investment banking, more specifically an internship in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I...6
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6 days 11 hours ago
+2Monkey going the crypto entrepreneurship routeHappy Holidays to everyone! I quit my job a few months ago to go the entrepreneurship route. I am involved in the crypto services field. Saw a glaring opportunity back in January when one of my friends from back home came to me asking my opinion about Bitcoin. At that time, I was only vaguely...6
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3 days 8 hours ago
+2Do you account for NCI in WACC?If we are discounting UFCF in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF"><abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr></a></span> analysis, why don't we account for the cost...6
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Received Summer Internship.. Still apply for Spring Internship?Hey everyone, So I received a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> with BOA. I'm wondering can I still apply for a spring internship with <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+2CRE loan structuresQuick question I’m looking a little deeper into understanding the debt on some of the deals that we look at in our investment sales brokerage shop. So if a loan term is 5-7 years what happens after you refi or renew loan, do you ever actually pay off the loan if it’s not a fully...5
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2NYU Math or Cornell Hotel Administration??Hello! This is my first time posting a question on this website and any kind of advice would be greatly appreciated! Last week I was accepted to NYU (for math) and Cornell (for hotel administration) as a transfer student. I am having a hard time deciding on which school to attend, since I do...5
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4 weeks 14 hours ago
+2Fork in the road: Career path in AMIn 2018 I have to make a pretty serious decision, which will determine the direction of my career. Currently, I have three real possibilities: 1. Consultant Relations for a mutual fund. 2. Institutional Equity Sales 3. Inheriting a decent sized book in wealth management <span...5
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4 days 12 hours ago
+2Bachelor Thesis subject, making it too complex?Bachelor student from a European economics university here looking for advice/help. To complete my bachelor I need to write a thesis about any subject or field I like before the end of the year (July/August). My interest goes out to Private Equity, since throughout my study it's been my...5
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Buy side execution trading vs IB market makingWhat are the differences between buy <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">side execution trading</a></span> vs sell side market making? It seems like these roles are very similar and very different to buy side...5
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Have an informational phone call with a Senior Analyst at a Decent sized Investment GroupHey all, I need some advice as I have a phone call with a senior analyst at a decent sized Real Estate Investment/Property Management firm (focuses on Senior housing/Multi-family/office properties mostly) for informational purposes Friday. I am starting to feel the heat as he responded with a...5
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22 hours 10 min ago
+2Hostile takeover of a lemonade stand? Some guy on here was bragging about a hostile takeover that he performed. Well, I found out that he was referring to a lemonade stand(he currently runs this now). 5
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2 days 23 hours ago
+2No Internship...Where NextHi. I got to an Ivy League, school, am a junior, and am majoring in History. This fall, I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">applied for <abbr title="private wealth...4
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+2Leverage Houston SA Internship for NY IBI have an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offer at a smaller bank in Houston but my end goal is to work in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. How do I leverage my <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>...4
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2Job offers which would you choose?I'm going to try to make this as unbiased as possible, and if you can give me your opinion on which job offer you would take that would be really helpful. Some key pointers before I begin are: - My family currently lives in Miami, and if I worked there as well I could potentially have...4
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2What's Your Top Stock Pick for 2018? As the year comes to a close and financial activity winds down for the year, what is everyone's top stock pick for 2018? What are your justifications for your pick? At the end of 2018 we can look back and see which stocks performed the best. See <abbr title="Wall Street...4
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23 hours 17 sec ago
+2Data Analytics: Deloitte or AccentureHi, I'm <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">currently supporting Deloitte</a></span>'s Financial Advisory practice with a launch of their Data Analytics services in <abbr title="mergers and...4
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4 weeks 1 day ago
+2Possible Volcker Rule repeal and the future of trading?What do you think will happen if most or all of Volcker Rule is repealed as hinted at by the Trump administration? There are already some prominent traders moving back to large banks after leaving hedge funds amidst rumors about Volcker rule either being re-written or repealed. If banks are...4
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3 days 18 hours ago
+2Current junior with the chance to extend undergrad. Should I retry summer analyst recruiting next fall? Going through junior year at a semi-target in the northeast and haven't gotten anything <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for summer yet. Interviewed for <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+2Investec London - Rep?Evening all, Currently doing the milkround for London Analyst gigs - any thoughts on **Investec** in terms of rep, exit ops, comp, flow etc? I'm looking at <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> although I think they might mix it up with <span...3
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Sports related PE/Corp Dev/Start upI’m sure a lot of people on this forum love sports (whether it’s watching, playing or even betting). I’ve been think about what I could do 2-3 years down the road after <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/<abbr title="private...3
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6 days 21 hours ago
+2Which internship experience is more relevant to land a Management consulting job?I am a junior double majoring in Economics and Finance with a certificate in IT. I have been given the opportunity to intern at EY in either their Transfer Pricing or Risk advisory division. My ultimate goal is to be part of their BAP (Business Advisory Program). I would like to know which...3
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6 hours 56 min ago
+22018 Lasalle Investment Annual Does anyone have a copy of LaSalle Investment Management’s Investment Strategy Annual (ISA) for 2018? I believe that it came out within the last few days.3
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2New Position, Need AdviceI recently was hired at a very small capital company with basically me and my boss/owner trying to expand his portfolio of <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr>, I need to find a directory or a database for brokers so I can pound the phones to get our name out...3
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14 hours 12 min ago
+3How to Recruit after accepting offerShould you disclose that you have already accepting an offer if you continue interviewing after accepting? I have read multiple threads with conflicting advice.3
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1 week 5 days ago
+2WSO TSHIRT Giveaway - CME futures showing large exectected demand I received a free <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> shirt; as I already have one that I wear to work everyday over my suit jacket, I am giving this one away for free. First person who responds and doesnt have more MS than SB gets it. 3
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2How relevant/legit are boutique internships?Currently searching for an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> gig at any bank and from what i've seen all of the boutique-type shops are very unstructured without a formal training process. Does this mean interns essentially have to teach themselves how to...3
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Do overseas colleges hurt employement chances?I am looking into transferring to John Cabot University as well as American University of Rome. I am confident I would enjoy going to school in Italy significantly more than in the US, however ultimately my goal is to work in <span class='keyword_link'><a...3
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1 day 11 hours ago
+2[Info Inside] Resources to make an algorithm based off statistical arbitrage?So I've been keeping an eye on certain equity pairs, and want to employ some statistical <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-arbitrage">arbitrage</a></span>. Don't want to go into detail incase someone here wants...3
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3 weeks 18 hours ago
+2What financial models/finance/accounting/quantitative stuff do you recommend I know before starting my IB internship?I want to impress my co-workers and employer from day one. I want to do my best. In your opinion what should I know and be prepared to use?3
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15 hours 23 min ago
+2Best resources to take initiative? Want to start a finance blog. (undergrad student)Hey guys, I really enjoy creating and sharing my own technical/fundamental analysis of a wide range of currencies and equities. I'd like to have a platform where I can share my opinions of current events, market movements, economic indicators, and just talk about interesting current...3
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5 days 18 hours ago
+22017 M&A Trends to KnowAlthough recruiting season is coming to a close, for those still going through interviews or anyone who just wants to brush up on the current state of the industry,<!--break--> I thought I'd post/summarize this piece from <span class='keyword_link'><a...3
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2PrologisDoes Anyone have any insights about Prologis? If so, How's the interview process for Investment analyst? Thanks.3
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21 hours 25 min ago
+2Financial Models - One Big Worksheet Or Several Smaller Ones?How do you guys <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">make your financial models</a></span>? One/two long sheets that contains all elements (P&L, <abbr title="balance...2
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+2How common are 100 hour weeks in HF?Are hours? 1. Long like banking (100+)? 2. Track the market (so like 8 to 6 maybe?) 3. Depends more on your team ,so what about other things like how predictable are your hours and do you get called in on the weekend? how much "reading from home" is actually expected? And does...2
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2 days 13 hours ago
+2Best Desks for Sell-Side Trader --> Buy-Side Macro PMHey guys, So I will be interning at a well known <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> bank within the <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> division this summer and am looking for some insight as to which desk would be the right fit for...2
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+2Suitable umbrella?I am a mid-career professional and I am on track to land a new position with a bank in their Dallas office. This will be my first time working full-time in banking/finance (I've done contractor work for similar firms, but never full time). As silly as this may sound, I am looking for...2
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2Pay as junior employee at Fixed Income Asset Management?Can anyone share some insight as to what the pay would be for a new grad doing fixed income at places like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pacific-investment-management-company-pimco" target="_blank">PIMCO</a></span>, T-Rowe,...2
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1 week 8 hours ago
+2Does your undergrad make that much of a significant difference?I'm new here to this forum. Had this account lying around but I wasn't sure how to make a post like this on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but here it is. I kept hearing from friends and mentors alike that getting jobs in finance, banking, etc......2
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+2S&T Analyst Bonus<abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> salary seems standard across the street and on par with other <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office roles</a></span> (85...2
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Recruitment for the BanksIs the recruiting process for the banks over? Are any more companies still recruiting? Wonder if anyone else have any insight into this. Thank you so much.2
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1 week 3 days ago
+21st Year MM Analyst....... PE/ MBA adviceFrom Midwestern state school, starting <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> at <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/robert-w-baird-co"...2
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Real Estate Capital Markets QuestionCurrently looking to figure out comp/responsibilities for a CM analyst in a secondary market that specializes in Multi-family. Also how is RE CM viewed relative to Real Estate Finance/what are exit opps within RE CM. 2
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1 week 1 day ago
+2Deutsche Bank Current StatusHi everyone. Via the search function, it doesn’t look like this topic has been discussed since 2016. As we enter 2018, is there anyone here who can comment on how the environment/culture is at <span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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6 days 13 hours ago
+22017 Performance of Bank Market Making DesksDoes anyone here know how well certain market making businesses did in 2017 (by asset class not bank)? Also could you break down your responses whether it was a discretionary or systematic market making business you are referring to please.2
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3 days 11 hours ago
+2Management Consultancy to PEHey, I'm looking for some advice from the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community re. a move I'm thinking of making into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> A little bit about myself: - Currently a high-performing...2
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1 week 20 hours ago
+2Hotel Construction Credit MemorandumI'm working on a hotel construction loan and was wondering if anyone had a credit memo template I could use. This is my first hotel construction loan and the bank I work for provided with a general template. Also, any advice on how I should be underwriting it? I'm new to this and...2
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3 weeks 5 days ago
+2Possibility of lateraling from MM (Jefferies/WF/RBC) to EB (Moelis/Evercore/Lazard) after 1 yearThis summer I accepted an offer at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jefferies-company">Jefferies</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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4 weeks 13 hours ago
+2Take Graduate MBB or Wait for IB?Hi guys, So I initially wanted to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">do <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> summer and (hopefully)...2
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4 weeks 14 hours ago
+2Summer 2018 NYC HousingInterning midtown and would like to find housing near my office. For people who've gone through this process, what are your recommendations? I already signed up for the NYU Housing list, but I am also interested in other options like subleases and whatnot. For me, most important is location...2
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2 weeks 19 hours ago
+2Are you an artist buried in excel sheets? Hey, are there any banker artist interested in a collaboration of a mini project ? I was working in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and quit to become a composer for a year. I know there are some finance folks who are very smart and artistically talented....2
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Typical Investors Terms....To anyone who has substantial career experience, whether in a small, mid size firm to REPE, what are your terms for LP's/ Joint Ventures as the GP that make your fund attractive? For example, do you usually have a preferred return and if so, what is the Pref % as well <span...2
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+2How to send a cold email to another consulting firm if you want to move as an experienced hireChange of plans in life. Anyway. I'm trying to reach out to someone in the McK/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group" target="_blank">BCG education practice</a></span>. I studied education at school and...1
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3 weeks 20 hours ago
+2Looking for custom software development companyHey everybody! I have an awesome business idea and i'm ready to realize it immediately. So I need an advise based on your own experience - which software development company is the best to work with?1
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2PE internship -> I'm on my way .1
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2 weeks 4 days ago
+2Creating a RE Modeling CourseMonkeys, I am in the process of making a RE specific modeling course. I wanted to know if you have thoughts regarding where certain programs are lacking details or could be improved. I've done both the BIWS and REFM courses and plan to use the case study style of BIWS and also...1
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2 weeks 5 days ago
+2Politics At a big shop What are some words of wisdom for younger analysts working in big institutional shops in regards to politics? Being a relatively new analyst, I am starting to learn the landscape a bit, and am realizing politics drive the show.1
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+2Who is lending on Malls right now?200k+ SF mall in the SW looking for floating rate loan. The word retail is a bit scary right now but who is active? 1
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19 hours 41 min ago
+2Lightyear CapitalFellas, Does anyone have insight into Lightyear Capital as a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> exit opportunity? Looking for guidance in terms of: * Culture * Compensation * <abbr title="Masters in Business...1
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3 weeks 3 days ago
+2JP Morgan Spring Insight Program acceptanceHey everyone. A coupe of weeks ago I had my phone interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span> for the Early Insight Program (Spring Week). I have...1
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+2Mainsail Partners - Culture, Comp, Work / Life BalanceCan any previous / current investment professionals (or friends of such individuals) comment a bit on this firm? Looking for information about their associate program in particular. I haven't read too much about them, but from my view they seem like a solid, growing firm with an interesting...1
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Men's Wearhouse and Charles Tyrwhitt Suit SalesHey guys. This is sometimes a good time of the year to buy suits. Men's Wearhouse and Charles Tyrwhitt both have suit sales going on. MW has Joseph Abboud for $160; CT has a few good suits for $249. Both of these suits are perfect for entry-level interviews or...1
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Did You Catch The Mistake In the Email? - An Interesting Interview QuestionRecently, I had an interview with a student society in my university. The spots were limited and there was a large number of applicants. After initial screening, I received an email from the club, offering me an interview. Needless to say, I was very excited, and so I breezed through the email,...1
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+2GS PWM Superday - anyone hear back?<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">Completed a <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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2 days 21 hours ago
+2Applying to Undergraduate Roles as a Graduate?I'm graduating this year and although I'm excited to be starting my career with the company I signed with, I also recognize that it's not where I want to be long term (and would prefer a few jobs I got dinged from this year in recruiting). My question is, how soon into my new...1
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1 week 9 hours ago
+2Innovation in M&A It seems the rate of industrial change is accelerating due to new technologies or more simply new ways of approaching problems. I feel like the world is becoming more 'engineered'. The huge amounts of data generated by social apps and devices are being analysed in novel ways that go...1
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1 week 4 days ago
+2Moving from McKinsey/Bain analyst to PE associateIf anyone has made this transition could they maybe share some insight into what the process was like relative to the standard <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> -> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruiting path? Specifically, do...1
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3 days 22 hours ago
+2Funds that hire MBA summer internsHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> fam. Trying to put together a list of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> funds that regularly hire summer associates/VPs. Especially those that tend to accept folks without prior <abbr...1
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3 weeks 6 days ago
+2TPH SA Equity Research SuperdayJust curious if anyone knows TPH has <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">finished extending Superday</a></span> invite for their Equity Research <abbr title="summer analyst interns">SAs</abbr> ? Thanks 1
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+2Examples of desks in banks that would be classified as principal trading How would one know from the outside what desks in banks are classified as principal <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>/risk trading (I guess this means principal market making) desks and which...1
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3 weeks 2 days ago
+2Need help on deciding which sophomore internship offer to takeCurrently having 2 options for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">this summer internship</a></span>: - Sovereign wealth fund CorpDev - Small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop (~50m)...1
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1 week 1 day ago
+2Tablet Recommendations With InternetI'm trying to implement a thing with the construction company I work with where we can track job progress remotely from tablets using Google Drive. I've never owned a tablet. So I have a two-part question: 1. Can anyone recommend a tablet that is durable, reliable, and has non-WiFi...1
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+2InternshipDoes anybody know any internship opportunities that are still open? What do you think about interning outside the US if I don't have the opportunity to intern in the US?1
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+2Analyst pay 1st/2nd/3rd year in S&T Canada (2017)?As an intern, just wondering what the prospects look like a few years out in Canada (Bay St). If possible please split between base/bonus. FYI I'm interested in knowing about FICC <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> not equities. Thanks.1
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Should you invest in BitcoinWith Bitcoin appreciating over 570% year-to-date, many investors are concerned they have missed the boat with cryptocurrency. Prompting the question: “should I invest in Bitcoin”. Eight years into a bull market, investors who have remained in cash since the financial crisis are coming off...1
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2 weeks 6 days ago
+22018 HSBC (Hong Kong office) Trading Summer Analyst anyone?Anyone receive an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/hsbc">offer for HSBC</a></span> (Hong Kong) <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">Trading summer analyst</a></span>?...1
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3 weeks 1 day ago
+2Can you rank the top Media & Comms (TMT) Groups in New York. I am an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> student who will begin interviewing soon. In order to have an understanding of what I will do when the time comes, can you please rank the top Media & Comms (<span...1
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1 week 3 days ago
+2Where is my best opportunity? Exit Ops? Well here’s my situation: Internship experience at a small shop accounting and finance basically FPA. I’ll graduate in 2018 a 3.1 GPA from a non target and I am pursuing a <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> designation; awaiting level 1 results....1
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1 week 3 days ago
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and...12 months 3 weeks ago
+4Net worth of Private Equity associatesSo I graduated from a target in 2012 (no debt), immediately joined a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> in 2012, and made the...33
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8 hours 49 min ago
+1Whats your buyin? (Casino)While this may vary from person to person, I though it would be interesting to find out the board's gambling habits. Whats your usual limit when gambling (mainly table games), buyin? usual bet?28
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2 weeks 21 hours ago
+2Transfer to Target - Too Much Damage Already Done?Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Will attempt to keep this incredibly brief... Graduated high-school with very average grades. Top 70 percentile, nothing worthy of a scholarship or any form of awards. Went to a non-target, got mostly 60s and some...19
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1 week 2 days ago
+1What does a Business Development Analyst do?Hi Guys, I just saw a posting on my college's career site for a business development analyst position (Undergrad level) at Microsoft. The job description talks a lot about working on product partnerships, but was pretty vague. I was wondering if anyone had any insights on this role, like...14
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4 days 7 hours ago
+2MSF help.Hi I am applying to STEM Designated MS Finance program in US and would like some help. I am an Indian male, graduated from a decent Indian university in Economics. GPA 3.1, GMAT 690 (Q49, V36) and cleared Level 3 of the <abbr title="Chartered Financial...13
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2 weeks 3 days ago
+1BB Investment Banks in Asia PacifcHi there, I'm currently a penultimate year student from a target school in Australia. I am intending to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">apply for <abbr title="bulge...10
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13 hours 18 min ago
+2when to stand up to workplace harassment?So I have had a similar experience to most people in . I went to a target school got decent grades ,hustled and got internships and then finally got a full-time offer from a reputable company. I felt great and was ready to work hard and prove myself. Unfortunately , I eventually met some...10
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2 weeks 23 min ago
+2Drug Testing Middle MarketDo most middle market banks drug test <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> hires? When are they tested? When they accept or right before they start? Do they use hair or urine? I know one person who said hair. Thanks!10
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3 weeks 4 days ago
+2Valuing a propertyHi guys, I just wanted to get a comprehensive answer on how to best go about valuing a property. I know that there have been other threads about this, but if someone could provide a single answer that contains all necessary components it would be greatly appreciated. More specifically, I am...8
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Internship for Rising College FreshmanI'm currently a high school senior looking for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>; however, I've been dual enrolled at Boston University over the past two years. Relevant...8
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+2Compensation range for development associate with arch backgroundI just finished a graduate degree in Real Estate Development at top 5 program. I have 4 years experience in architecture at a midsize development firm, and am looking to expand into development role at the firm. I'm looking for a compensation range I can request as I transition...I'm...7
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2 weeks 2 days ago
+3Incoming SA, yet very depressedHi guys, it's my first time writing a post on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> (forgive my grammar since I am not a native speaker haha). I recently received an <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> <abbr title="summer...7
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1 week 13 hours ago
+2Accepted BB Offer- Now Invited to Visit Offices Before Internship- Normal?I'll keep it brief: I accepted an offer from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> for a <span...7
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+1WSO Hedge Fund Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> Resume Announcement: <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has released a hedge fund resume template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience!</strong>: <em><b><a...712 months 2 days ago
+3How to not be a tool during your internshipSo we all know that interns are in a unfamiliar environment on their first internship. We also know that interns are trying stand out and impress ppl. Well, what are some ways that interns can stand out in a not so positive way. Please tell us of the douch toolbox in your group and what...6
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1 week 2 days ago
+2Can IB analysts wear Redbottoms to the office? I have multiple redbottoms and gucci loafers, if im starting an analyst role would i have to buy cheaper shoes or can I wear them to the office? 6
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+1Exit Opportunities of internal strategy/finance vs lesser know consulting firmI'm finishing the first semester of my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> this week, and I'm considering my potential internship opportunities. I was hoping to go into consulting, but I've already been turned <span...5
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+1What question would you *like* interviewers to ask you?We intend advertising some corporate finance related positions early next year and I hope to be interviewing candidates in Feb or March. While we have all the usual interview questions on the table I am hoping here to get your (candidates') view on questions you would **like** us ask you....5
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+1Equity Research to Private Equity - Does it happen?I'm working in Equity Research at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (MS/<abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>/JPM) for my summer analyst stint in the coming summer. As time progresses, I am realizing more and more that I could enjoy <abbr...5
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+1Interview Question: how to build a corporate takeover pitchbook? What would the valuation methodologies be and why?Look forward to your thoughts; How to build a corporate takeover pitchbook? What would the valuation methodologies be and why?5
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+1It is ok to have some beard on your LinkedIn profile picture ?It is ok to have some beard on your LinkedIn profile picture (especially when you are networking on LinkedIn to land at your dream internship) ?5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1Recent grad ->> New York for finance. No job lined upHey guys, I'm new to this forum and would like some recommendations on my upcoming move to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I read a few older threads on similar topics and got an idea of the difficult situation I'm in considering I graduated from a...5
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+1What to look for when selecting an investment bank (to work for)Note that this is for a first internship. I'm currently looking at a number of firms in Florida (specific location not an issue) for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> for 2018...5
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+1What Do I Do Now - Is SA Recruitment Over? - What are my chances?Hi there! I'm sure this has been posted dozens of times, but maybe I'm not so adept with the search function / couldn't find anything recent/relevant with my situation. So some stats: 4.XX GPA / 4.XX (as in my gpa is the highest it can be either on a 4.00 or 4.33 scale...5
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+1GS/JPM/MS Summer IBD to MBB chances?Will be <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">doing a <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr...5
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+1Rialto Capital Management - Investment Management DivisionHi all, Was wondering if anyone knew anything about Rialto, and their Investment Management team specifically. I know they're big in Miami, but does anyone know anything about the New York office? Interested in hearing about the experience, comp, exits, etc. Any info is helpful!5
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+1Breaking into commercial developmentHey guys, I have about 2 years exp. out of a top tier UG in the Arch/Eng/Construction industry (mech. eng), and am starting a MSRE at Georgetown next semester. Is it likely that the route I am taking to get a MS in Real Estate will help me break into an associate/asst. pm position at...5
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+1Reasonable profit splitHi friends I have been tasked with setting up a new desk and exploring new markets at a prop firm of ~55 people. What is a reasonable profit split in general? Can provide more details if needed. Essentially what I’m doing is going to be solo’d off. Johanna5
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+1Working elsewhere right before full-time?Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I signed full-time with a financial services consulting firm and chose an August 2018 start date (can start earlier if I really wanted to). I finish my undergrad in April 2018 and wanted to know if it would be acceptable to...5
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+1EV of a Private companyHow do you find the enterprise value of a private company? I have the financials, is it just paid in capital + net debt? Or would it be the assets (market value) + net debt. Thank you!5
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+1What exactly is this job? Does it lead to portfolio management?Hi, I have been exploring roles in the buy side. I kind of wanted to know what the following role is about... This is not a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">typical equity research</a></span> nor is...5
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+1GS Official Offer Letter?Hey everyone, I accepted an offer a couple months ago over their online portal, but haven't received a physical "official copy" in the mail yet... They did ask me for my mailing address over a month and a half ago. Does anyone know when they typically send these in the...5
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4 weeks 15 hours ago
+1IBanking vs MConsulting - Intellectual WorkI wonder between I Banking vs Mgt. Consulting, which one tends to have more intellectually stimulating work. By that I mean you have to really think and analyze things for your work rather than just putting things together repetitively. This might be a controversial topic, but opinions from...5
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2 weeks 1 day ago
+1PE Recruiting dilemmaplease delete 100 character minimumplease delete 100 character minimumplease delete 100 character minimum5
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+1Deutsche Bank Financial Sponsors Group?Heard that they are very execution heavy, i.e. the group runs the models and everything, but curious to hear how this group compares to other Sponsors groups/groups? Also they have a team in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> and a smaller team in SF (but the MD is real...5
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+1Hedging RatiosTo find the hedging ratio, let's say to find gamma neutral or vega neutrals portfolios, is linear algebra the optimal solution to find these ratios or do you guys advise something else?5
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1 week 6 days ago
+1How to proceed with interviewing with an offer in hand?Hi everyone, I am a junior at a non-target school. With that said I was able to get a top technology consulting internship for Summer 2018 that I am really excited for. Whether it will be for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> tc or help lead into Strategy exit ops I think...5
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