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+82Investment 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...1271 week 5 days ago
+78MD never sleeps (growing suspicious)So I've had this hunch for a while and wanted to get others thoughts. Before you think I'm crazy and sleep deprived just look at the evidence I am about to bestow upon you all. Over the past year I've been growing suspicious that my MD is a vampire... There are several reasons...2222 hours 49 min ago
+73Ranking the Douchiest People You Will Meet On Wall Street by Where They Went To Undergrad* **Update: Non-Target Edition Here:** * <h3>The HPY Kiss Ass:</h3> Imagine this: The entire analyst class has to sit through an hour long information...616 days 1 hour ago
+79You are a bottom bucket analyst if...Enough coddling: by definition some people are the bottom 15%. For those of you who don't have the self-awareness to recognize you aren't cutting it, here are the signs (real life examples). If you do any of the following, I shouldn't have to explain to you why you are a bottom...341 week 22 hours ago
+66Chicago: The best all-around U.S. city Recently, as I contemplate my life in this soulless dystopian tech city, I cannot help but fantasize about Chicago and how awesome that city really is. So underrated. The only true negative is the winters. Consider the following: 1. Very cheap for a major city, especially rent. There are...1864 hours 35 min ago
+58Eight Habits of Top Bucket IBD SummersWhen I was starting out in finance a while back, <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> was an amazing resource and really helped me so I thought I'd give back. This is my first real post on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and I...321 week 3 days ago
+902018 Republicans vs Democrats POLLAfter reading about the taxes on bonus thread, I am now curious about the political breakdown of users on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, and I'm sure you are too, so I'm making a quick, anonymous and simple poll. Please vote and fill out as best as...181 day 19 hours ago
+54From 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...3017 hours 52 min ago
+51Don't Be That Guy/Girl When Reaching OutNot too long ago, I was an undergrad. Reaching out to people that I have never met. Praying and hoping that they would perhaps read my Linkedin message and respond. In this process, I learned what rejection felt like but also met a ton of people across the different segments of finance and was...391 week 6 days ago
+45A Few Observations on Investment Banking Exit Opportunities<h3>An Experienced Review of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Exit Opps</h3> I see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc....3217 hours 47 min ago
+50Prestige Skirmish: Lawyer vs. Doctor vs. Investment BankerThe people wanted it, so you get it. **Lawyer - Prestige Pros:** -J.D. is the most prestigious post-graduate degree to have. -Extremely well read and versed in history - which makes for prestigious dinner conversations. -Wields influence over the legal system, and influence is one of...524 days 15 hours ago
+38By Popular Demand: Ranking The Douchiest People You Will Meet On Wall Street, Non Target EditionWith no further ado, from most to least douchey... **The SEC Frat God:** Perhaps the most identifiable of all the non-target Analysts, mostly because he looks like the exact opposite of everyone else around him. Instead of the gelled slick-back, he's rocking a poorly trimmed Frat Mop...96 hours 59 min ago
+35From <2 GPA, to Bulge Bracket and Hedge FundYesterday I received an offer from an equity long/short fund in <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr> and achieving my goal that I have been pursuing over the past 5 years. As a long-time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> user, I have read...221 day 22 hours ago
+37Why tech is overrated for MBAs (and why banking is underrated) As an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> graduate from a top program currently working at a FAANG tech firm, I have to get this off my chest. Tech has been super hot at <abbr title="Masters in Business...1444 days 8 hours ago
+312019 On-Cycle PE Recruiting: Headhunter RankingRecruited on-cycle in early December and signed with an upper <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> buyout fund in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> starting Summer 2019 (flagship fund size: $6-9 bn; AUM: $20-40 bn). Lazy Friday in the office...241 week 2 days ago
+35How I went from 10 rejections to one dream internship this year.<h3>Finance Interviews: </h3> Goldman Sachs 1st round. No. Altamont Capital 1st round. No. Bracebridge Capital 1st round. No Bridgewater Associates 1st round. No. <h3>Consulting Interviews:</h3> Cornerstone Research 1st round No. Analysis Group 1st round....2817 hours 46 min ago
+28Beyond the guide: a list of real interview technical questionsOver the past few years, this forum has helped me a lot, so I thought I'd give back. The following questions are all from interviews and superdays I've had <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at various...346 days 1 hour ago
+20Private 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...2817 hours 46 min ago
+20Tips For Incoming FT Analysts That Did NOT Do an IB InternshipYou've made it. The holy grails of holy grails. Maybe you have successfully escaped your credit analyst internship at Capital One and have landed a cushy job at Citi come Summer 2018. Maybe you did a summer at Bain last year and realized you wanted a more fulfilling experience than...43 hours 29 min ago
+18AMA: MBB, BB S&T+IB, Top MBA, US/GlobalBeen on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for ages (10+ years) and asked Andy to let me do this AMA with a fresh username so I can focus on giving the most helpful answers without any baggage. I've benefited a lot from <abbr title="Wall Street...7220 hours 59 min ago
+17How to bring up common religion [Jewish AF]. Here's my planSo I have an informational interview coming up over the phone with an MD of a development company. I want him to know that I'm Jewish, because he is jewish too (his brother wears a kippa on his head). So this is what I came up with so far: 1. When I call him, have a hebrew pop song...3717 hours 45 min ago
+20I just got my VP to bring me a cup of coffee.Pretty sure I just won banking. That is all. Update: He ask me to get him coffee, and I refused. Total domination.212 weeks 3 days ago
+14AMA: Former Strategy& associateHey all, long-time lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> who worked at Strategy& for 2 years and wanted to give back using a throwaway account. A bit about me: graduated from target undergraduate school, interned at Strategy&, and returned full-time...631 week 3 days ago
+15Dirty Money Series on NetflixIf anyone has some spare time I would suggest watching the "Dirty Money" series on Netflix. Each episode is a separate 1 hour documentary about a separate topic. I watched two of them, one on how the short sellers figured our valeant pharm. and the other about the Trump empire. ...6217 hours 44 min ago
+14Ask a VP in Equity Research anything - 2018 EditionIt’s been two years since I did the last one (<a href="">"Ask A VP in <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> anything"</a> ), so I figured I would do one more....5317 hours 44 min ago
+14AMA: I was a consultant and interviewer at McKinseyI spent 5 years working as an innovation strategy consultant at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/mckinsey-and-co">McKinsey</a></span> in the Montreal office. During that time I worked on projects around the world on a wide range of...242 weeks 2 days ago
+132019 Sumer Analyst Recruiting StartsNot to keep reiterating other threads but...the timeline is officially confirmed to be way earlier than any previous year. At a target <abbr title="on campus recruiting">OCR</abbr> event a couple days ago for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, HR...833 days 21 hours ago
+15Trump = Quant-mageddon?I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas...772 weeks 2 days ago
+13My View on the Current Top 10 Strategy Consulting FirmsThis is my take, and I've included some basic commentary about why I've listed certain firms in certain places. I'm definitely interested in hearing what people think, but before I give the list I offer two disclaimers: 1. This is what I think the landscape CURRENTLY looks...541 week 3 days ago
+12Anyone see Black Panther? (Thoughts)This was one of the most hyped films going into 2018 and as a superhero movie fan I had high expectations. I personally thought it was a really great film, one of my favorite in the Marvel Universe Films. Director did an amazing job, story was well written, all actors notably Michael B Jordan...1491 week 4 days ago
+13Go Beyond Printing Out the BookMonkeys, I've seen the good piece of advice to print out the book and review it before you hand over the most recent version. Here's some steps beyond that to not only improve your life, but also the person reviewing your book. <h4> 1. Print and Check vs. the Old...2021 min 2 sec ago
+17Wharton kids favor restructuring/distressed investing?I was talking to a few friends who are currently there and learned most of the top kids (current junior/senior) are going to restructuring shops (whether it be PJT Rx, Millstein, <span class='keyword_link'><a...721 week 15 min ago
+15Models & Bottles is well alive in New Jersey!!Entire thread went overboard. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete.491 week 5 days ago
+11Funniest things MDs sayList some of the funniest phrases your MDs have used Ex: "spin your wheels" "bat this around internally"7717 hours 42 min ago
+11Broke into MM M&A from a non-traditional background and 2 years of networking and internships.... AMAI've been lurking around this forum for years now but never posted until now. I was in the struggle of figuring my way into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, so I wanted to wait until and if I "made" it to share my story....261 hour 11 min ago
+1115 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer<h3>How to Negotiate A Job Offer</h3> <i>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 3/18/14.</i> <em>Mod Note (Andy):This is being reposted with permission from <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr> professor...863 years 3 weeks ago
+10Bonus Tax Too Damn HighRecently received a signing bonus and it ended up getting taxed at is that normal or did something get messed up? I got taxed in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>, so I know there will be some state tax, just don't know how it ends up being greater than 50%...411 week 4 days ago
+10Extremely embarrassing and inappropriate thing happened to me. Am I fucked for life?Start out with some backstory: I'm early 20s out of school who has been working as a credit analyst at a CB in the midwest for less than a year. I'm currently on a test cycle because I've been lifting for a while and wanted to take it to the next level (not a meathead and I...163 days 2 hours ago
+10Beware of Pinpoint Partners in the USBeware of Pinpoint Partners operating in the US. They are all based in London and although they say they have an office in LA and Atlanta they do not have anyone actually based in the United States. Be wary of those asking for who you are interviewing with - this is only so that they can try and...64 days 5 hours ago
+9Most uneducated/dumbest thing you have said in an interview?I'll start us off. The first one is not quite dumb, but funny nonetheless. I applied to a retail banking (teller position) internship years ago to get some first-hand interviewing experience, knowing very well I didn't want to go into retail banking. When the interview was over, I...755 hours 10 min ago
+9Answering Why Private Equity - A Complete Guide<h3>Why Private Equity?</h3> <p> This question pops up in almost every <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">private equity interview</a></span>. It's not something that will land...142 weeks 6 days ago
+92019 FT Analyst Recruiting TimelineHaven't seen a thread on this yet. Since Summer Analyst recruiting has gotten underway, I thought it would be helpful to aggregate any and all information regarding full-time recruiting. So far, being at a major <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>...122 days 23 hours ago
+8BAML First Round Video Interviewjust received a first round video interview from BAML - it's an 'on demand interview'- has anyone taken it? what should I expect? <br> <h3>Bank of America On Demand Video Interview</h3> Similar to banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, before reaching an...655 months 4 days ago
+8Private Equity Interview Questions - A Complete Guide<h3>Private Equity Interview Questions and Tips</h3> <p> Private equity jobs are some of the most coveted positions in finance. That’s why less than 1% of applicants end up with the job. This guide's goal is - if you follow its instructions - to drastically improve...71 week 2 days ago
+9Deutsche IB Associate Farewell EmailThis is pretty golden and one of the top farewell emails on the list... based on how he describes himself though during his gig in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, it doesn't seem like he performed really well. His UG was Harvard and went to Columbia for...73 weeks 3 days ago
+7What 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...1001 week 2 days ago
+7Explain to me like I'm a 12 year old the benefit of a hedge fund My dad is consistently trying to show me articles how hedgefunds are <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> and how they "can't even beat the market". Then proceeds to show countless articles comparing hedge fund performance in the last 8 years compared to the...764 hours 32 min ago
+18So many dweebs in this industry.I remember back when I was I kid, which wasn’t actually that long ago... I used to think everyone in high finance was like Harvey Spector or something. Found the idea of working in a place like Pearson Whatever extremely intimidating. But then I got to college, did an internship, worked as an...611 day 11 hours ago
+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...1141 month 1 week ago
+7Lloyd Blankfein Leaving Goldman SachsEarlier today, the WSJ broke the news that Lloyd Blankfein will be stepping down from his role as Goldman Sachs CEO at the end of the year. This will cap off a 12-year run for Blankfein, making him one of the longest serving bosses on Wall Street. What are some thoughts on him resigning?...101 day 18 hours ago
+6Best Way For A College Student to Invest?As college students, I am sure that some of you may relate to the fact of looking for new ways to make a solid amount of money. Personally I have a little under $2000 and would like to get started in investing. For the experienced members on this forum, what would be some good ways to invest in...742 weeks 4 days ago
+6Ditch The Computer Science Degree for Philosophy; Here's Why..Hey guys, This was a very interesting read, and really has me thinking about the what the world will be like a decade or two out. Mark Cuban, billionaire tech. guy, claims that in 10-15 years that computer science degrees will be less favored over liberal arts majors such as Philosophy....564 days 2 hours ago
+6Investment Banking Holidays?How do holidays work at most investment banks? I'd assume analysts are working almost every holiday not named Christmas, Thanksgiving, or the 4th of July. At what level if any would you be able to take off for President's Day?541 week 1 day ago
+6Join 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...534 days 49 min ago
+9The Left's continued lunacy on immigration There are so many stories from liberal cities and states that are outright refusing to comply with federal immigration law. This story from my beloved Chicago is absolutely breath taking in its scope, audacity, and lawlessness. Municipal ID cards that will be launched for illegal aliens will now...511 week 4 days ago
+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...492 months 1 week ago
+6MSRE(D) Applicants Fall 2018I wanted to start a thread related to MSRE application for Fall 2018. I think it would be great if you guys could share where you have applied to and on what stage of the admission process you guys are currently in. Thanks! NYU / Admitted MIT / Waiting for response Cornell /...4517 hours 3 min ago
+6What are the best groups for JPM?**Intro** I am an incoming <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> summer analyst for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan. HR said that group placement will be announced in March, so I am trying to narrow down my top...382 days 16 hours ago
+6Real Estate Side HustlesWhat types of real estate side hustles do people have? My intention is to work in real estate in a full-time capacity, but also have a side hustle like owning my own commercial properties or being a broker. I would like to hear of anyone's experiences with their real estate side hustles and...352 weeks 4 days ago
+6BlueWing AMA Part 2: Endowments, Foundations, & Asset AllocatorsLet’s talk about institutional investment management. Doing a quick search it looks like there have been a few more allocators on the site since I was last here — feel free to chime in if you have other experiences. It’s been quite a while since I was on WSO and did my last AMA. I...341 week 2 days ago
+6J.P. Morgan 2019 IBD Video InterviewHi guys, sophomore at non-target here. I submitted my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">app for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...241 day 1 hour ago
+6No Girls Allowed-Steve CohenNews just hit that Steve Cohen had discrimination at Point 72 two, calling out "no girls allowed" prior to meetings. I know some of these guys think they are bulletproof, but the guys at Point 72 must have given 0 fucks. 192 weeks 2 days ago
+9How to think about Debt for AcquisitionsDebt or Acquisition Folk - How do you think through what type of debt (Conduit, LifeCo, Debt Fund, Balance Sheet) to place on your acquisition? While this applies to all product types, I imagine it's more relevant on Office deals given the increased risks (vacancy, lease-up, capex) of the...165 days 17 hours ago
+8How you view ranks at your Investment Bank**Intern:** Takes up space. Dresses like the MD. **Analyst:** Usually has my back. Will not throw me under bus. Occasionally found playing League of Legends during the later hours, with thought that it provides total immunity from the staffer. Leaves me juggling numerous deal...71 week 4 days ago
+3Best Watch to Buy for Young ProfessionalsWhat's the best watch for a guy in the above age range? Tag Heuer is a bit juvenile, I remember a few friends in highschool who had one. Breitling are too big and ostentatious (due to their large size). Montblanc are cool, but it's a pen company, not a watch company. My...3036 days 8 hours ago
+6How much do you give your parents per month?Title. How much of your salary do you contribute to your family? What percentage do you feel is a suitable number for someone starting work? 642 weeks 2 days ago
+5How Long to Hear back from Goldman Sachs after an Interview?I recently went on a job interview at GS for as a lateral hire. I was scheduled to meet with two people, one was a VP the other an associate. The interview lasted for about an hour and 15 minutes. After finishing speaking with the second person he went to see if one or two of the other people...641 week 1 day ago
+5Gary Cohn out.He left <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> with a nice chunk of change and hung in the Trump Administration longer than most. Will his seat next to Lloyd be warm or will he ride into the sunset? Predictions. Winner one month out will receive a prize.623 days 19 hours ago
+8Why the focus on exit opps?So, I know you'll read this and say ' He's naive". Actually I'm not and have man y years of battle scars on the retail side. Been through the boiler room cold calling w business when it was legal and encouraged. Was told the best lead in the world was if someone answered...6139 min 59 sec ago
+6What is the point of life?Wanted to get people's thoughts on the question: What do you believe is the meaning/point of life? What is your ultimate goal in life, what makes life worth living for you? What are you doing to reach this ultimate goal?583 days 16 hours ago
+5Cryptocurrencies: Buy The Dip? As of 2/7/2018 seems like cryptos have shaved off a significant amount of value off of their market caps. Would love to hear what you guys think in terms of buying at this dip? 512 weeks 5 days ago
+5Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp/Pride Summit/Women's Event 2018I figured I would make a thread for everybody applying to Goldman's spring events. I just got my HireVue request for the undergraduate camp. Let me know how your processes go!352 days 57 min ago
+6Are you interviewing with any other banks/firms?I get this question almost every time I interview, and have always felt awkward as I answer it. I will typically say that I am interviewing with strictly banks. However, my questions are as follows: 1. How to respond when you only have one interview at the moment? I'd imagine honesty is...341 week 6 days ago
+5What are your favorite kind of movies?Just saw that Brad Pitt & Leo are confirmed to start filming for a Tarantino directed film coming next year. At the same time, Will Smith just confirmed he just started filming a movie directed by Oscar winning Ang Lee (Life of Pi). 2018 looks like it's gonna be a great year of...325 days 4 hours ago
+5How do you stay organized at work (both in general and on action item lists)? (x-post w/ MC forum)TL,DR: I'm dangerously disorganized at work, and would love to hear about your method of organization and staying on top of tasks. Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by. Some context: I went into <span class='keyword_link'><a...292 weeks 1 day ago
+5BB SA Overtime Pay Confusion?Hey monkeys, just curious about something that I noticed in a contract and was hoping that some of you could share your thoughts and experiences... Recently accepted a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position at a top <abbr title="bulge...282 days 5 hours ago
+5How important is networking?How important is networking, and when can it actually be helpful? The "networking" done at on-campus info sessions is so superficial that I just can't understand why it's supposedly as important as everyone says it is... I get that it may be somewhat helpful if someone...263 days 23 hours ago
+5Best Houston Banks for Exit Opps?Title says it all, which banks in Houston have the best buyside exit opps? How does this vary if you want Energy vs. Generalist, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> vs. <span class='keyword_link'><a...201 week 2 days ago
+5Getting a DivorceLong story short, my wife and I have been serious marital issues and the thought of a divorce has come up several times and its now to the point where I am seriously considering it. We have tried everything and it is just not working. I will be starting as a <abbr title="full...203 weeks 1 day ago
+5Morgan Stanley Early Insight Programs 2018Just thought that I'd make a thread for this year's MS early insight programs. Does anyone know when we will start hearing back from MS?1713 hours 59 min ago
+5Help! I think I hate consulting! What's next?Hi Guys, I am a first year analyst at IBM within the Digital Strategy consulting practice, definitely the best division to be in at IBM consulting today! I am part of a few really cool internal initiatives and am relatively known in my group (80 first years so being known is good). I have a...141 week 3 days ago
+5Are transfers really screwed?First-time poster here. I'm currently trying to transfer from a non-target to a semi-target this summer in order to get a GPA (ideally a 4.0) by fall. Currently, I'm a sophomore spring intern for a boutique investment bank in the southeast. Are big banks out of the question for people...112 weeks 1 day ago
+5Is ER a bad goal in college with MiFID II coming?So I'll start this off by saying I don't really know what I'm talking about. I am a senior in high school who is going to college soon (semi-target). From what I have read, Equity Research seems rather appealing to me, and it would probably be what I network for and hope to do...105 days 1 hour ago
+5Is it naughty to begin networking for FT before you even start your SA stint???Title says it all! A little apprehensive to start networking before I start my <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> - worried that someone I speak to might relay the info to the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Im starting at in May...103 weeks 3 days ago
+5How important is international experience? Is working in a country other than the US a plus for business school applications? Also is it a desired experience for job candidates? 82 weeks 6 days ago
+5How do you continue a linkedin relationship?I have had decent success in reaching out to professionals in both consulting and banking to introduce myself, hear about their journey and questions I have for them. However, after a great intro call, I feel bad because I would like to keep the relationship going and check in maybe once every...71 week 5 days ago
+5Fake WSO Managing Director? LOL, WTFI was tempted to post this to the Success Story forum since I think we've officially made it if people are claiming to be MDs at Wall Street Oasis. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/fake-wso-md.jpg?itok=8Flg5Ygh" alt="" /> 1) I didn't...62 days 4 hours ago
+5My Key Takeaways From the Introduction of the Intelligent Investor. Part 1/16. To Be Continued.**Preface to the Fourth Edition by Warren E. Buffett** To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What is needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from...61 day 8 hours ago
+6Feeling Undervalued? Do ThisIn life and in our work, it can be easy to lose our sense of value. We look around at other people who are seemingly achieving more than us, "worth more," or otherwise more valued, and we can get down on ourselves. But when we look at situations differently, take control of our...53 weeks 7 hours ago
+5(Networking) Good questions to ask?I've got a few phone calls lined up with some guys in Capital market groups at some top brokerages. I'm trying really hard to land to couple interviews and so I definitely want to come off sounding as intelligent as possible. What might be some good questions to ask about their jobs?...43 weeks 2 days ago
+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...41 year 2 weeks ago
+5Real Estate Sponsor FeesQuestions about appropriate sponsor levels fees come up on this forum more than almost any other topic. I recently came across an article that succinctly describes what typical market rates are and the rationale behind sponsors charging them. This is beneficial for all: Note - I don't...11 week 3 days ago
+4How do you think the student debt saga will end?Looking at how outrageous the entire system has become and wondering how you guys think this will turn into. Any takers?501 week 4 days ago
+6Married Before or During First Year of Analyst StintHello, I'm in a predicament. I need to decide whether to propose and marry the girl that I love before starting my first year as a full time <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Bulge Bracket analyst or to do it during the first year or after the first year. I...492 weeks 3 days ago
+5What's the most tired you've ever been?I have literally daydreamed about being asleep. Like not the feeling of the bed, not the relaxation, nothing like that, just purely me being unconscious so my MD can't ask me to put off sleep anymore. 363 hours 20 min ago
+5How many models did you build in your 1st year as an analyst?How many? What types of models? Would be helpful if you include what group and what size bank you are at352 weeks 3 days ago
+4Accepting TWO offers (one SA, one FT) during same year; date clash! Help!....................................................................................................351 week 4 days ago
+4Best Alcohol GiftI need to find a bottle of booze to give to someone as a huge thank you for something professional they did for me.. My budget is under $750. What do you think is a good bottle (not most expensive, but best)? Also does anyone know the best way to score Pappy?332 weeks 1 day ago
+4Best SEC school for Investment BankingAfter reading endless amounts of threads comparing which target schools place best for Investment banking, figured it'd be worth starting a forum debating the best SEC schools out there (U of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Arkansas,...321 week 4 days ago
+4Favorite Non-Bodybuilding ExercisesWhat are your guys' favorite non-bodybuilding exercises? My latest favorites are: -Sled pushes. My gym got a little crossfit/whatever section with a stretch of astroturf and a sled. I LOVE doing sled pushes. I do sprints back and forth with 30 seconds between sets. 1. It allows you to do...306 days 3 hours ago
+4What do you say for weakness(es)?Feel like any weakness could be turned into a detrimental characteristic lol, what do you guys say for weaknesses?303 weeks 2 days ago
+4Why doesn't the media label school-shooters as terrorists?Seems like time, and time again they are always labeled as "mentally-ill." Any reason why the media does this? Why can't we call them terrorists along with the Las Vegas, and Texas-Church shooter?263 weeks 3 days ago
+4Is NYU Stern worth 70K tuition per yearHello, my daughter is admitted to NYU Stern undergraduate, but has been offered only 11K scholarship that leaves approx. 66K to be paid out of pocket and I expect it to increase 3 to 4 % year or year in next 3 years. She has also gotten admission into UT Austin’s Mccomb business school’s...2411 hours 5 min ago
+4Private Equity vs. Venture Capital in 2018It's 2018, and both <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> deal activity have rarely been higher. As a 3rd year Analyst in Consulting with both PE-transferable skills (Corp Fin cases, commercial due...231 day 1 hour ago
+4Favorite Yiddish/Italian/German WordsI'm a big fan of the Yiddish "Schlup" to describe someone lacking motivation or ambition, and the Italian "Fugazzi" to describe bullshit. 2219 hours 25 min ago
+4DIY Projects?Curious as to what DIY projects other monkeys on the forum have worked on? Growing up, I always did woodworking projects with my dad such as bookshelves, tables, frames, racks, etc. I try to keep up with it but gets difficult not having ample time or proper space to get projects completed. ...211 day 7 hours ago
+4PE Interview Question: What is the most important piece of information about a company (if you had to select one thing)? How would you guys think about answering the question below: What is the most important piece of information about a company (if you had to select one thing)? I know that you can answer this question in a variety of ways, but wanted to see how you guys would answer the question. Thanks!211 day 1 hour ago
+5Invited To Stay At The Trading Floor; How To Impress The Traders?I killed it so hard in an interview for a hybrid MO-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo"><abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> role</a></span> in Fixed Income Sales, that I got told...213 weeks 4 days ago
+4Investment Banking Analyst after MBA: is it possible? Anyone heard of it? After <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> it may not seems as the smartest decision but with zero finance experience and huge desire to start career on the investment side (PE, <span class='keyword_link'><a...213 weeks 1 day ago
+4Best audiobooks (Audible) for workAll, So I typically have one of my earbuds in and listen to audiobooks during the daily grind. I'm through most of the mainstream autobiographies and books on finance/business so wanted to reach out to the community to see what books you may recommend. I prefer nonfiction, with a...201 week 2 days ago
+4Top 15 MBA Programs By Culture: 2017 Wrap-UpHey fellow monkeys, was browsing around and saw this. I'm definitely considering B-School down the line (still in undergrad) but thought this is still some great information to know beforehand - and might be interesting to a lot of you considering an MBA. Berkeley and Stanford are...2021 hours 2 min ago
+4LA Lakers Trade, Let's talk about itThe Lakers trade Clarkson and Nance for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and a protected first rounder. Who won the trade? As a Lakers fan obviously I think this a win for us. We free up cap space for this summer. Kuzma and Randle will get more playing time. And the first round pick is...193 weeks 5 days ago
+4Why is banking becoming more competitive?Why is banking becoming more competitive, given that more and more top students choose to go to startups in the Valley? Isn't the whole point of pushing banking recruiting earlier and earlier in order to snap talent early, before they've had the opportunity to consider other options? 193 days 5 hours ago
+4What's it like working in Corporate Strategy?Hi everyone, I'm a graduate student in a STEM field and I'm currently debating going to law school next year (I've been accepted to some high-ranked schools), or trying to break into management consulting. If I went the consulting route, my long term goal would be to end up in...183 days 18 hours ago
+42018 Goldman Sachs Revenue Insight DayDid anyone else get invited to the <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Revenue Insight Day? I received this via email from a recruiter. 181 day 13 min ago
+52018 Point72 SummitHas anyone participated in/is anyone going to be participating in P72's one-day academy summit this year? I'm curious about what the interviews for the summer 2019 intern position will be like once we're there, since the interview process to get into the summit wasn't super...1717 hours 21 min ago
+4Intern duties...Job description vs realityHey guys, for those of you that interned, what were your daily tasks while on the job and did they line up with the job description? I'd like to hear from those working for principles and/or firms and those on the debt side too.173 weeks 4 days ago
+4REITs - Typical deal structureFolks in <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr>, can you please answer if <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr> have some sort of fees and promote structure set up like the <abbr title="private...172 days 1 hour ago
+4Prepping for an MBA Career switch into IBHello! I am interested in making a move to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> during my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> (interning summer of '19), and I had a few questions on what I should be doing now to...152 weeks 3 days ago
+4Roles Within REPESo you see/hear a lot of people talk about getting into REPE, but outside of the occasional person who mentions in an acquisitions role, you don't hear much about specifically what people mean when they say getting into REPE. I was hoping someone could elaborate on the various roles at...144 days 7 hours ago
+4UPenn Hedge Fund Manager Interview: "How bout that Gucci Pump?"Was browsing reddit and saw this post. Not sure if it's a shitpost or a true story but i'd like to believe it's real. I know some of you guys will enjoy this - it's hilarious lol. [quote]So I was having an interview for Penn and it was going well. I showed up 5 minutes...123 weeks 2 days ago
+4AMA: MBB Manager Continental EuropeHey everyone! Thought I'd do a quick AMA with this throwaway account. Currently employed at a north/western European office of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">one of <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...116 days 43 min ago
+4Lifestyle/Comp of Industry Groups At banks, do certain groups in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> generally receive a different compensation or hours worked. I know it varies by bank, but, for example do healthcare analysts work less than <abbr title="technology, media,...101 week 2 days ago
+4Being Fired and being upfront about itI was fired some time ago, as part of the terms of my contract I had 6 months' notice period, which of course is taking me through bonus season on basic pay only. While I have been able to say that I am still employed by my current employer, and explain all the other reasons for wanting...81 week 1 day ago
+4As a freshman what should I be doing?<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">Since the <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> application timeline has been moved much earlier this year,...72 weeks 1 day ago
+4Hollywood wants to play money manager and redistribute your earningsPosing a question to WSO: what do you do when Hollywood has everyone complaining about, "rich people" getting rid of jobs and keeping all of the money to themselves? We're going to become a socialist country along the road we're currently headed. There are a few immediate...62 weeks 4 days ago
+4SA LateralHello, I am slated to begin as a summer analyst at a midlevel <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> group (Citi/<abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr>/Barcap/UBS) in June, and...51 week 3 days ago
+42018 FT Houston Housing I am an incoming <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> analyst in Houston and I am starting to look for apartments now. As all of the Houston housing threads are a bit dated, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where to live. Would it be a good idea to look for...32 days 6 hours ago
+6Are These Good Schools for NYC Investment Banking?I'll be applying to college this coming fall at these schools (in order of preference): NYU Cornell Boston College Michigan UVA Georgetown Duke Villanova Dartmouth Carnegie Mellon Notre Dame Vanderbilt UNC - only since it is in-state NC State - only since it is...731 week 4 days ago
+518 yrs old, should I start self-studying CFA?Do you guys think jumping the bandwagon and starting to look at <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> material early on would be beneficial, considering I'm only first year college. I just need to know how to start and I think in my spare time I could...531 week 6 days ago
+3Most Promising IndustriesOver 2017 and into 2018 we've seen a lot of larger deals announced in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT"><abbr title="technology, media,...383 weeks 1 day ago
+3Owning a dogDo any of you have experience owning a dog while working in finance. It seems impossible without a non working SO.376 days 8 hours ago
+4Bubble of the Century?(see chart below) How long will this continue for? I personally believe low interest rates have propped up the markets since it began. The ECB, BOC, and BOJ are meeting this week to make their decision for interest rates. Yields have also been moving up while equities market is still...331 day 19 hours ago
+3Recently realized I want an MBA - Do I have a shot at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford?Hello everyone - I recently realized that I want to apply for <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in a year or two and was wondering about my chances at these top programs. Previously, I had been thinking about a PhD, but I think that an...311 week 6 days ago
+4Gun Culture in the USI'm sure this will evoke some fairly strong responses from some in the forum but I ask out of genuine interest and curiosity. My primary question though is, what drives the gun culture in the US? I live in Canada where gun violence is relatively muted and we have fairly strict gun laws...305 days 22 hours ago
+3Donald Trump, The President of the United States, Announces That He Will Be Imposing Tariffs On Imported Aluminium and SteelPresident Trump sent the United States' trading partners abuzz when he announced last week he will be imposing a tariff on imported aluminium and steel. The tariffs will be expected to be 25% on steel imports and 10% on aluminium imports. The stakes are high. The most conservative...272 days 12 hours ago
+3Operation Miami - Help a Monkey Out!!Filthy Animals, I'm in some need of a little bit of help to plan my little spring vacay to Miami. I've been to Miami before, but was there very briefly and only was able to venture through the city a little and hang out on South Beach for a night. **Is there anything that is a...262 days 20 min ago
+3GS Operations role, should I take it if I want to be a trader?! Dear Fellow <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Members, A 3rd party recruiter reached out to me for an Operations role(Trading Operations) at Goldman Sachs. It is a contractual role for 9 months, thus no benefits and etc. From my networking, <abbr...261 day 4 hours ago
+3Better to Apply to Undergrad-B Schools as White or Asian?Hi, I'm going to be applying to undergrad business schools next year and since I'm kind of Middle Eastern, I can apply as either White or Asian. I know that for engineering/stem being Asian hurts in admissions, but it seems like there's far more White applicants to the B Schools....2621 hours 46 min ago
+4DUI charge reduced to Reckless Driving, do I disclose?Hi guys, I'm a junior and received an offer from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> for summer 2018 earlier this year. I've read some of the advice on here but I think my situation is slightly different. I was charged with a DUI but my lawyer was able...241 week 6 days ago
+3Do I work in REPE? I am in charge of doing due diligence on all acquisitions/refinances for a company that buys and sells strip malls on the west coast. We are the GP on all of our deals and our LPs consist of HNWI and sometime partner with institutional investors on larger deals. Is this considered REPE? 244 weeks 9 hours ago
+3Side Jobs you can do while working in Asset Management?Hi, I'm wondering if there are any side jobs that you can do while working in an investment management firm? I know in the beginning it might be hard to find time but I've heard the hours get better. So considering the important of multiple flows of income, I'm wondering if...241 week 6 days ago
+3How to Stall Exploding PE OfferHi All, How can you stall an exploding <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> offer (exploding in 24 hours)? Need to buy time of 3 business days (plus 2 days on the weekend - so total 5 days). Would greatly appreciate serious responses only. Not a hypothetical...245 days 24 min ago
+4Should you bring up personal financial problems in an interview?I don't come from a wealthy background and had to pay for college with student loans. I've racked up a pretty large six-figure balance, which is hard for my family to pay off, since they're dealing with some financial problems and I'm still on the job market. I'm trying...243 weeks 3 days ago
+3Dinner with bossHi Guys, I have to attend a dinner organized at one of my partner's fund later this week with all my team. What's the best way to make a good impression / no mistakes?231 week 5 days ago
+3Make a market questions with a twistHi geniuses, I am trying to start my career in a prop trading firm I have passed the mental maths test and got invited for a second round interview. I am given a bit of information on what I will be asked and it will be something like this: - Make a market (bid and ask) on an object (like...231 week 3 days ago
+3Officer at Florida Shooting FAILED to do his Job. What if it happened at YOUR workplace?What is the point of hiring security personnel if they are too afraid to act when there is a need for action? The [news]( reported that the on-campus police officer at the...232 weeks 1 day ago
+3A company uses $50 of cash to buy PP&E, how does the EV change?The answer is supposed to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">be that <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr></a></span> increases by $50 because you are converting a "non...233 weeks 4 hours ago
+3How to ask someone for a jobI have two contacts at two funds I'd like to work for. One of them has no junior team, only a handful of partners and one "fellow" who is current pursuing their <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> at Stanford. How do I ask for a...223 weeks 3 days ago
+3Transfer from UVA (Pre-commerce + Echols) to GTown, Vandy, ND (Econ), Brown, WashU (Olin), Cornell (Econ), Chicago or stay?Hate UVA. Want to get some experience on the Street before transitioning to academia. Undecided major in UVA, but I'm trying for McIntire OR designing my own hybrid major with politics and business economics. Should I apply to transfer to these schools instead? I would like to be at a...213 hours 57 min ago
+3Choosing between LBS, HEC, Vanderbilt Masters? Hey all, I've recently been accepted to LBS's MFA, HEC Paris's MIF, and Vanderbilt's <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr>. As far as I know, they're all top programs and I'll be reaching out to alumni over the next few weeks to get a...212 hours 7 min ago
+4Wtf am I doing in Accenture Technology with a degree in Economics ?I applied to a Consulting <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">job at Accenture</a></span> and they wanted to put me in Technology. WTF ? Why did they do that ? I didn't study computer engineering, I...212 weeks 2 days ago
+3*****2019 Houston SA Recruiting Megathread*****EARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS Hey guys. With this insanely early timeline and recruiting already under way, I wanted to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding Houston...201 day 5 hours ago
+3Amazon is Eyeing the Banking Industry: Here is how Amazon is planning to break into Wall Street...*Amazon is a just retail/tech company, right?* According to this [article](, it looks like finance is the next stop for Amazon: [quote] Inc. AMZN is in talks with big banks including...193 days 3 hours ago
+3What's the modern definition of "smart casual"?Some changes are afoot at my firm. I was told by my bosses that, while we do not have an official dress code, "smart casual" is preferred for senior people. However, I am not sure what it constitutes these days, especially in an all-quant fund.191 day 18 hours ago
+32018 | Thinking about Acquisitions or Debt at this point in the cycleHow do you all view going into acquisitions at this point into the cycle or going into a private debt fund? Do you have reservations making a move? Or are you content going into either or if it's a big enough shop?193 days 53 min ago
+3Top 20 Banks To Work For - "Employee Satisfaction" - 2018 EditionSaw this just posted on Poets & Quants (sourced from WSO) and wanted to S/O Patrick & WSO for being the ones taking the reigns and providing this insight that nobody else has offered! It's awesome to see this site earning even more recognition and autonomy in the space. Let's...192 weeks 5 days ago
+3Can I ask for an unpaid internship?Hi guys. I am still trying hard to find an internship this summer - though it's pretty late. I contacted 20+ local firms but only one firm replied. The MD said he can talk with me over the phone but he will not hire an intern. I assume he refers the paid internship. I really want to learn...181 week 2 days ago
+3Big 4 M&A vs BB Equity ResearchHello ladies and gentleman of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I have a choice to make... (most likely) Analyst 2 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr...182 weeks 3 days ago
+3What Will You Spend Your Signing Bonus On?As full-time start date begins in a few months, I was wondering what everyone is using their signing bonus towards. Are you using it for rent? A nice trip? I'll probably use it on a nice trip but not really sure. Advice is appreciated.1617 hours 43 min ago
+3UT Austin Business Honors+ Finance VS. Michigan Ross Direct AdmitI got into UT BHP and if I go there will do a double major in Finance. I also got Ross direct admit. Which is a better option? I am planning to go into Management consulting or <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Cost is the same for both schools Any input will...161 week 3 hours ago
+3Ares vs. Golub Direct Lending Curious to hear if anybody has anything to share about the pros/cons between Golub's and Ares' direct lending groups. Interested specifically in level of prestige, pay, work/life balance, culture, deal flow, security types (senior vs. subordinated) etc.164 days 4 hours ago
+3Tenant Rep Horror StoriesCalling all brokers... I know we've all dealt with headache tenants at some point. From tenants that can't perform to ones that don't seem to have the mental capacity to tie their shoes to the ones that are downright disloyal. What are some situations you've found yourself in...161 hour 46 min ago
+3$1B hedge fund with <5 employeesI have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst offer at</a></span> a hedge fund that manages $1B+ and has <5 people on the investment team (<10 if you count <span...152 weeks 3 days ago
+3Monkey see monkey do.. Does anyone in life make a difference in this world by copying others? The answer is no. Every influential person did things differently. Any company any investor it doesn't matter what it is. Sure they may have similarities but their main contributions to society and their subsequent...153 weeks 4 days ago
+3Cornered - What to do?Occasional lurker looking for some honest advice. I'm a senior student at a non-target California state school with no work experience of any kind, and no internships. I'm a first gen college student from a very impoverished family for what its worth. My GPA is currently in the 3.5 -...151 week 1 day ago
+3Post MBA - Do you regret not doing tech?I see plenty of guys hating their <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> or Consulting job and i was wondering if you regret not going to a tech startup/company post <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. What would...151 week 1 day ago
+3What kind of money can you make in Real Estate? What are the best roles? REPE, Brokerage, REIT, etc. What kind of money can be made for example at a REPE fund or working for a developer? I want to know what to expect, how is compensation structured, what will it max out at? Etc. Ultimate goal REPE or developer, so if anyone has experience in those I’d love to hear. I am a senior...141 day 6 hours ago
+3Do You Think Getting My Ex-Girlfriend Back Is Possible?Hey Guys. I'm relatively new. Similarly to some of you, I belong to the finance sector too (working as a forex broker) and I've got to say, I have really enjoyed reading the comments and threads created by this community in the time I've been here. I know it may not be my...141 week 2 days ago
+3What is the hierarchy of 'Senior Analyst' in BB?Historically the <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> title hierarchy is analyst-associate-VP-ED-MD if the candidates start right after graduation. Nowadays, I've seen many profiles on linkedin with the title 'senior analyst' in <abbr title="bulge...131 week 6 days ago
+3Can you go without a car in Philadelphia?I currently live in a small-midsize city (think Denver/Minneapolis/Portland). I chose to live without a car and it's been a pain in the ass. Going forward, living in a city that has the infrastructure to get around more efficiently and to a larger area with public transit is important. Is...133 weeks 5 days ago
+3BAML- Elevate Diversity ForumJust got an email from them to video interview. What should I expect going in to the interview? and anyone else applying and heard back from them?132 days 51 min ago
+3Finding New JobsHey guys- trying to find my next move in my job career. Ended up with a Developer and it really just isn't anything I expected. Lots of sitting around and doing nothing. No training, modeling or anything. Looking to learn more and take on way more responsibility. So I am curious where you...123 weeks 3 days ago
+3WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=">2017 <abbr title="Wall Street...111 month 1 week ago
+3Do I have a Chance (be honest)Goals: Trading or Healthcare <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (MM preferred) Me: Sophomore at top 50 UG semitarget to non target. GPA: 3.33 Major:3.7 Math/Finance (was biochem and neuroscience) freshman year. Have 2 remote internships, one in <abbr...1022 hours 2 min ago
+3Started a Crypto Hedge Fund; Looking for similar minds and to network!I started trading crypto around 1.5 years ago when I was 17, did very solid for myself and paused my education to rent an office space for a crypto hedge fund. At the moment I'm looking for like minded people, traders, anyone just generally interested to network with! I traded privately...101 day 12 hours ago
+3Should I interview for tech? ( Facebook, Google, uber etc) Currently working for the front office of a bank (less than a year). Definitely not looking to stay, but deals coming up after 3 months look pretty interesting and I don't mind learning. Recently a headhunter reached out to offer me a one year contract for a sales operation/strategy...101 week 17 hours ago
+3Loss/Gain to LeaseJust wondering if there is anyone on here that fore goes loss/gain to lease allowances in valuing apartments. I'm thinking that it penalizes the property, as rent gains/losses are implicit in the cap rate, yield rate, terminal rate and v&c deductions. Also thinking that it's...102 days 4 hours ago
+3Is My Upcoming Scheduled Phone Call with HR a Rejection on its Way? (3 working days post final round interview)Interviewed with a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund in London for an off-cycle internship. I would have been the last candidate to interview. If it's going to be a rejection I'd prefer to know...101 week 3 days ago
+3Guggenheim Focus programHas anybody heard back from the Guggenheim partners investment Banking focus program for sophomores yet? I know it was only due yesterday but they say we’ll hear back this week.91 day 5 hours ago
+3Average Number of Deals Per YearI've recently started as an Associate at a Bulge Bracket Bank. 6 months into the job and I (nor anyone in my entire associate class) has closed a deal yet (no financing, no sell side, no buy side, no ipo). It seems like the deal flow here is very slow. My friends over at <span...93 weeks 2 days ago
+3RE Asset Management Analyst exit oppsFor someone starting a career in RE Asset Management as an Analyst, what exit opps are available after working a year? I hear the transition to acquisitions in pretty smooth, but what about entry into ibanks and advisory roles? 91 week 3 days ago
+3Thoughts on Brixmor Property Group?I've seen their new CEO, James Taylor, show up on some media lately and it made me interested to see what you all think of the company. I'm particularly interested in <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr>, and I feel this company shows...95 days 22 hours ago
+3How to speak intelligentlyhey everyone, just wondering how do you guys get good at answering questions. When I make presentations at school, I often anticipate questions and draft answers to them before the presentation. I then memorize them and spit them out when someone asks about them. No problems so far. The...82 weeks 2 days ago
+3Is Greenland USA and the Metropolis Project in Trouble?[Real Deal Link]( "Greenland USA is seeking a buyer for one of its condominium towers at the Metropolis complex in Downtown Los Angeles, reflecting the firm’s growing troubles with the...81 week 2 days ago
+1Thank You Email After InterviewHow long after an interview should you send the thank you email? Does anybody have a good template? I'm not looking to copy-and-paste the template, I just want to see what a good thank you email looks like. <br> <h3>How Soon Should I Send My Thank You...2087 years 1 month ago
+3Chicago or Charlotte/any other southern cityI live in the Midwest, so working in Chicago would be very close and convienient to move to. However, my mother who lives in Chicago is always telling me to stay the hell away and that it is too expensive and the taxes are too high. I’ve considered Charlotte and other southern cities like...82 weeks 5 days ago
+3Considering Joining the Army ReservesAre any of you in the Army Reserves, and if so, do you recommend it? I am graduating this Spring and have already accepted a job that will begin in July where I anticipated I will be working 40-50 hours/week. I am considering joining the Army Reserves, preferably as an Officer since I will have...83 weeks 1 day ago
+3Prestige of P72How prestigious is point72 in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> community</a></span>? Just curious, as I've been...82 weeks 4 days ago
+3Making Partner at a MegafundHi friends, I was wondering how people who are working at <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> perceive the possibility of staying there long-term. Three main questions that come to my mind: (1) Is it an...85 days 20 hours ago
+3Need help deciding on offers between boutique and bulgedeleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted 71 day 3 hours ago
+3Choosing Between Buy Side vs Sell Side in Equity Research?Hi guys, So I want to do equity research. I know that there is sell-side and buy-side and, so far, I have a few distinctive arguments for both (see below). What I would really appreciate to find out is your views in terms of the experience quality that both offer. Thanks a lot! P.S.:...71 year 6 months ago
+3Going from MM Investment Bank to Mega-FundI am currently a first year analyst at a mid-tier middle-market bank (William Blair, Piper Jaffray, Baird, etc.) and went to a non-target state school for undergrad. My goal/dream is to work for TPG in the next 10 years and was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to get there. Do I need to...715 hours 18 min ago
+3Valuing LoansHi all, I could use some help here... What's the best way to mark <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> loans to market? This would be for fixed and floating rate loans. Senior, mezz, and preferred equity positions.71 day 20 hours ago
+3~3 years experience 3 jobs, should I be worried?I can produce references for direct reports of senior members about why I left and to speak to my work ethic. But should I be worried? HHs say they can’t market me on a relative basis, but I personally think it’s bullshit. I have legitimate, non-performance related reasons for choosing to...71 day 22 hours ago
+3AMA: Re-applying to MBB and getting an offerHi! I have been lurking around <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for quite a while now, so I figured it was time to make a contribution to the site myself now that I actually have something interesting to talk about. Anyways, here it goes: Quick backstory:...72 weeks 2 days ago
+3Elite Operations Group?I work for a powerhouse <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> firm and am curious if any other firms have ops group that seem more elite than some <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> roles. The group is labeled Dividend/Reorg. From what I...73 days 3 hours ago
+3Career Exploration Program-Piper Jaffray 2018Hello Everyone. Has anyone else interviewed for this program this year? I only got asked 2 questions71 week 3 days ago
+3How hard is it to work up from the bottom in CRE?I have a tentative offer to work at a boutique Real Estate Development and Property Management firm (8m sq. <abbr title="full time">ft</abbr>.) for a summer internship but the title isn't that lucrative and the work would be due diligence and paperwork mostly. I'm...72 weeks 3 days ago
+3Cinven fund performance and cultureDoes anybody have thoughts on CInven fund performance (e.g. <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr>/top quartile previous funds) and working culture at the office for Associate level? 72 days 20 hours ago
+3Internal Movement after SA PositionI'm an incoming <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> at <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in a non-traditional role (not <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or S&T) but not <abbr title="back...61 week 6 days ago
+3Wells Fargo FAP - Charlotte Training GroupAnyone else headed to Charlotte for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> FAP training? Would love to connect. Headed down there on June 20th, 2018 - Potentially looking for a roommate or two. 62 weeks 3 days ago
+3Why go from Elite Boutique to Bulge Bracket?Hi, I will have an interview with <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr> for an offcycle in two weeks. I have been an intern at a boutique for 6 months and i was wondering how you could explain and argue during the interview the good reasons to move...63 days 23 hours ago
+3EB vs. PE @ Family OfficeLooking for advice on the two different paths. Made a throwaway account for this. Background: non-target, previously summered in banking and <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. Long term goal is to be on the buy side and this <abbr title="front...64 hours 10 min ago
+3Analyst at DCM, now what?28 yo 2nd year analyst at <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I started out in accounting, and gradually moved my way up. Just got through 10 months here, finished all my certs, but for the first time,...61 week 3 days ago
+3HFF Compensation vs JLLI have an analyst offer from both JLL and HFF. I was wondering which shop is better in terms of compensation at analyst level and future career growth? Which is more prestigious? More capital markets side.63 weeks 4 days ago
+3What pairs well with economics degree?I just got accepted to University of Michigan as a transfer student from community college. I still have time to officially declare my major but I'm set on economics because it's interesting and marketable. To compliment that, I would like to minor in something that is relevant and...66 days 21 hours ago
+3Going to Bat for YouHow do you go from having coffee chats with analysts, associates, etc. to the next level where you have a relationship where they go to bat for you to secure that first round interview? It can be hard to tell where you are on this spectrum...63 days 19 hours ago
+3CDS-Bond Basis - Any credit traders in here?(probably) rookie question for any credit trader out there: Why wouldn't you be able to take that trade: Short T 6.125 08/15/29 Long CVS 9.35 01/10/2023 Corp Long CVS <span class='keyword_link'><a...63 days 18 hours ago
+3Lateral Associate Interviews - What do bankers mean when they say they're "more technical"?I have some lateral Associate interviews coming up. One is what the banker described as a "technical interview". Another the banker I spoke with for a networking call where he's going to get me into the process said their process is pretty technical. What does this mean? ...61 week 1 day ago
+32018 Bonuses (Low-Tier European Bank)Mid-tier European Bank decreases cash bonuses by 20-30% for analysts since last year. Some second year analysts got paid the equivalent of the stub first year analysts received last year. For reference, one group had a top-bucket bonus of 60K, with mid being 45K and low being ~30K. In other...53 hours 2 min ago
+3Can't choose between two offers: top hedge fund vs. airline strategy/opsI have been working in economic consulting since I graduated college a little over a year and a half ago with a background in statistics and economics. I decided I was ready for a career change and received two offers: one in a middle office type role in a top hedge fund with strong name...42 weeks 1 hour ago
+3To what extent will groups know how you ranked them during group placement?Don't want to get caught in a lie but also want to maximize my chances of a good group... would it be easy to tell if I ranked a group a couple places down from what they expect, say 4th or 5th instead of 2nd/3rd? Or is being anything but completely honest just a bad idea...41 week 4 days ago
+3How should I prepare for my first annual review with my boss coming up?My firm does annual reviews the first quarter of the year (I believe includes revealing annual bonus). I just started out of undergrad this summer and I have a few questions in general as I've never been through an annual review. Background is that I'm an analyst at a (~1B AUM) REPE...43 weeks 2 days ago
+3A few questions going into a first round VC interviewI am going into an interview for a senior associate position that asked for 3 years of finance experience despite having only ~6 months consulting experience. The <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> is halfway through the interview process but they decided (ostensibly)...32 weeks 6 days ago
+3Private banking internship in Monaco or in PWM in Canada? (2nd year student)Hi, I'm a 2nd year university student currently living in Montreal (Canada) looking to get an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship next year. I received two offers for this summer: 1. Intern at a large private bank in Monaco 2. <span...32 weeks 6 days ago
+3Where the Smart Money is Going: Elite Prep School College Matriculation IICame across an older thread on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> so thought I would do something similar for parents who are interested in where elite prep schools were sending their kids to college. Selected 13 well-known prep schools (incl. Andover, Exeter,...31 week 4 days ago
+3Really annoyed working under know-it-all analystHas anyone ever had problems working under someone who makes it his/ her life goal to make everything a lecture? I recently interned for a boutique investment bank under another analyst and at first I thought it was great that someone above me was willing to show me the ropes. Lately its been a...22 weeks 6 days ago
+3Is accretion/dilution the most profoundly stupid “idea” in the history of mankind? (Yes)I’m obviously exaggerating (slightly) but I’m astonished that anyone takes this analysis seriously. The stock market certainly doesn’t give a shit that your heavily waterboarded numbers say that your deal is a good idea - most buyer share prices tank following deal announcements....11 week 6 days ago
+3Best Coverage Teams on the StreetWhich banks have the best industry teams on the street? Consumer & Retail Industrials Technology, Media, and Telecom Real Estate Healthcare Power & Energy Financials Legend says <span class='keyword_link'><a...13 weeks 6 days ago
+3This Cycle of PE Recruiting Hey guys just curious here on a few things. First what was everyone’s experience like this last recruiting cycle for the larger <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms? How competitive? How many spots? Why did or didn’t you get a spot? Second, what happens when...12 weeks 3 days ago
+3Just got accepted to Stern, any fellow Sternies here with any adviceHi I just got accepted to stern and I was wondering if there were any other people from Stern here (current student or past student) that could offer me some advice. I was able to find everything that NYU officially wants you to know but I am looking for the real stuff right now if that makes...13 weeks 2 days ago
+3Greenhill Trouble?What's going on with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/greenhill" target="_blank">Greenhill right now</a></span>? Should people be worried about working there? Has there been an exodus? 13 weeks 1 day ago
+3Mind the pay gap<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]I think a lot depends upon how successful we are in turning the moon into a kind of gas station for outer space.” [/quote] <em> Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaking about the new commercial space...12 weeks 2 days ago
+2What is So Bad About UBS?It seems like UBS is an ongoing joke on this forum for being known as "the worst" of the bulge bracket investment banks but I have always wondered why? I talked to a lawyer at a major <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> law firm and he even he...461 week 2 days ago
+3Should a student in college ever be lending his parents money?Kinda feel embarrassed. Have been lending my parents thousands for basic stuff. College doesn't cost me a dime, and I have a part time job. Have you lent your parents money as someone who isn't even out of college? They are also super religious, and are on top of me to do prayers and...382 weeks 21 hours ago
+2Enterprise Value Interview QuestionsHi guys, I've recently had a series of <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr> questions thrown at me during one interview and wanted your opinion whether I've answered them correctly... They all had to do with what happens to enterprise value when you issue...301 month 3 weeks ago
+4Trashing on your bank when trying to move laterally??Thanks for the responses, I've definitely learnt my lesson -- better now than later :)265 days 18 hours ago
+2PJT Partners / Evercore GPA Anyone know the GPA cutoffs for PJT Partners or Evercore? How selective are the firms?194 days 17 hours ago
+2What to title cold networking email?Title. Would appreciate any help about this that's available. I've been titling them Informational Interview, but I realize now that's kinda dumb.191 week 4 days ago
+2How many interviews did you f*up?I´m just wondering what the ratio for other people is like, I had 4 interviews for spring <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">weeks at <abbr title="bulge...192 weeks 1 day ago
+2Choosing McKinsey v Bain MBA InternshipI'm in the fortunate situation of choosing between a McKinsey sales and marketing strategy consulting internship v Bain <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> Internship. McKinsey is in Denver, Bain in Dallas. In fairly agnostic on location....191 day 22 hours ago
+2Opinion on my cold email template?Hello Mr. Smith, My name is XXXXX, and I'm a real estate finance student at University of Alberta. I found your profile via LinkedIn and I'm very interested in learning about your experience in [Specific <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> Area]...192 weeks 3 days ago
+2Any Podcast Recommendations? I have been listening to a few that have been pretty great: -How I Built This - NPR -Alphaville - <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Want to find something like the Netflix Series "Dirty Money" - but haven't found anything similar so far...193 days 8 hours ago
+2JPM PF SA Offer vs Sandler O Neill SA OfferHi guys, I was lucky enough to receive <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">several 2018 summer internship</a></span> offers — <span class='keyword_link'><a...191 week 4 days ago
+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...181 year 8 months ago
+2Revolving Credit - Need some advice Looking at adding to a current short position. The company is in a shitty situation, they have plenty of debt, no cash, and pretty weak cash flow. About ~90% of the debt is a revolver that last year averaged around 3.3% which at this point is only 40 <abbr title="basis...182 weeks 2 days ago
+3Compensation Estimate of a Vice-President at a Top REIT? I've looked through the RE Finance Compensation thread, but I can't find a single data-point for anyone above an Associate. Gotta believe there's a reason these guys aren't letting us amateurs know how much they pull in. All-in, what do you think a VP at a top <span...181 week 6 days ago
+2MBA: Do I stand any chances at a top school?A little bit about my background: - <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> consultant at a tier-2 European city (think Paris/Frankfurt/Madrid), with 2+ years of experience by the time I’ll apply - A few internships here and there at random FTSE100...183 days 1 hour ago
+2What kind of finance jobs doesn't require me to talk to other people?I would like a finance job that only requires me to work on a computer. I don't not wish to speak to customers/clients on the phone or go to meetings. So, what are some good paying finance jobs that only requires me to work on the computer?173 weeks 1 day ago
+2MSF (Master of Finance) ProgramsHey guys, I go to the University of Miami. Im trying to decide if i should try to get into UM's <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> program, which doesn't require me to take the GMAT or have any recommendations as I am already a student of the...175 days 1 hour ago
+3Is ADHD a fine explanation for low GPAI had undiagnosed ADD for the first two years of my college career, but I just got diagnosed and am on medication now, along with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/management-strategies" target="_blank">learning time management...172 weeks 2 days ago
+2Real Estate Debt AssociateHave an interview coming up with a real estate asset manager (7-10bn) on the debt side as an associate Was hoping to gain some insight on what’s expected: -when it comes to real estate debt underwriting, what type of factors and what’s the typical process from intital stage to the...1633 min 5 sec ago
+2Best MM IB for MM PE placementWhat are the best <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> firms that go to bat for Analysts during recruiting? Preferably non-tech <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr...161 week 2 hours ago
+2Couldn't get FO SA role in my second (of three years) year in uni at a UK Target.. but got a BO, what now?Basically I messed up my interviews and failed to get something <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> this year. I managed to get a CADP position at <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> but if my eventual goal is to get an <abbr title="front...165 days 2 hours ago
+3EBs have more interesting work than BBs? I've perused the forums and a lot of folks have stated that "EBs have more interesting work than <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>." How different is the work and what in your opinion makes work at an <abbr title="elite...151 day 22 hours ago
+2Specialties among MegafundsI tried to search for this all over the internet but wasn't able to find anything recent. Are there any particular industries/specialties that some megafunds are known for? i.e. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/silver-lake"...153 weeks 1 day ago
+2Is CFA worth it for traders?Hey all, Despite my banana count, I'm not a new user. I've been on the site for some time, but <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">wso</abbr> locked my old acct on my work computer. I'm a fresh undergrad(Dec 17') and started working at a large <abbr...142 weeks 3 days ago
+2RE Career Advice Hey guys I am currently working at a regional bank doing originations for construction & bridge loans (average size of 30 million). I like looking at various asset classes, enjoy the business development side, and the fact I have lots of deal coming across my desk. Its just really hard to...142 weeks 3 days ago
+2MM capital markets or Lifeco -> REPE?If the long term goal is acq at a repe fund or developer/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit"><abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr></a></span>, which...142 weeks 1 day ago
+2 Is there free time for hobbies at M7 programs?Hi all, I've been fortunate enough to get accepted into Kellogg Round 1 of this application cycle, and will matriculate there. My goal isn't investment banking or management consulting, but rather, pursuing a f500 corporate marketing career, for which Kellogg is a good fit. I...146 days 11 hours ago
+2Female intern clothesI have a spring week (well, spring 9 days) coming up in April and currently the only suitable clothes I have is one smart dress. We haven't been told anything specific from HR about any kind of dress code, what I'm reading online seems to say either wear a suit the entire time, or that...141 week 3 days ago
+2Final Interview with MDInterview with an MD tomorrow, <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> role. Only 30 minutes is scheduled, all the other interviews were an hour each. What sort of questions can I expect? Is it...142 days 20 hours ago
+2Is it possible to make more money than your college professors the year after you graduate at a corporate job?Some college professors with decades of experience make only 50k-75k a year. Is it possible for a recent college graduate with little to no experience to make more money right out of college at a corporate job than his professors? If yes, how does this make any sense that someone in their 20s...1418 hours 23 min ago
+2MM Banks that recruit MBA Summer AssociateHi there, I recently got admited into a <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program and will look for <abbr title="investment banking...132 days 21 hours ago
+2Going from Real Money to a credit opportunities/distressed fundHi, so I have spend a few years on the sell-side as a desk analyst (High Yield) and transitioned to a buy-side credit analyst role some eight months ago. I have started to miss the 'elevated heartbeat' moments and just genuinely come to understand that I belong in an environment...136 days 57 min ago
+2Do I stop trying? Canceled meeting 3-4+ times and rescheduling I know this is normal in the industry, but when do I stop trying to set up a networking call? Should I not? I have been trying to schedule a call for about 3-4 + months now with an MD <span class='keyword_link'><a...133 weeks 4 days ago
+2The World is my Rocky Mountain OysterI have an upcoming trip to Denver, will have a few nights free and figured I would see what was going on. Any CO monkeys have any food/bar/nightlife advice for someone who's never been to the mile high city?121 week 2 days ago
+2Would starting a business help me to get into management consulting ?Hi, I was just wondering if starting my own ecommerce business would boost my chances of getting into a top tier management consulting firm assuming that I'm set on the case studies and other aspects of recruitment. I have asset management, investment banking and corporate strategy at a...126 days 6 hours ago
+2Top 10-25 MBA Chance for Management ConsultingHi All, I know it is pretty much a shoe-in for the <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> schools to place in <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> or other top tier consulting firms, but... How easy is it to land a...123 days 4 hours ago
+2HSBC Associate Relationship Manager? Any idea what something like this would pay? Looks to be a Corporate/Commercial banking role supporting RM’s and managing client relationships.125 days 5 hours ago
+2Response rate networking with alumni? EmailHey guys, was just wondering what your response rate was for emails that you send out to alumni to set up calls etc? Especially at the analyst level? I know there are other threads on this, but now the recruiting timeline is just so early so wanted to hear thoughts. 124 days 15 hours ago
+2Reneging a full-time offer received through OCR?I'm a current senior undergraduate. I did a summer internship last year that I received through my college (through OCR) and received a return offer to join the company full-time (it's within retail, and the pay isn't super great and I wouldn't get a performance bonus for...121 week 1 day ago
+2Real Estate ExamHey guys! I am looking to get started on preparing for my real estate exam. For those of you that did the pre-courses online, what is the best website for this preparation? I looked into the sites listed below, however I am open to suggestion. I'll be taking this for the state of...122 weeks 4 days ago
+2How Long did you all study for the CFA level one???I plan on signing up for <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> level 1 and I was wondering if people who have taken it in the past actually felt that 300+ hours was needed??? I am currently an undergrad in finance and will be in my 4th year this December...1219 min 2 sec ago
+2MBA GuidanceFirst off, need to thank <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for all the wonderful advice and guidance throughout the years. Definitely would not be where I am without the community. I am wondering where I stand for admissions in terms of H/S/W + other <abbr...121 week 3 days ago
+23 Choices. Exploding offer1) Finance Intern at F100 <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> Firm 2) Rotational Intern (Commodity Trading and Business Dev) 3) UNPAID 500M <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> Firm Long term goal is <abbr title="venture...121 week 3 days ago
+2Entry level M&A Analyst or Top 10 Bschool?Guys, Assuming you have 4 year WE in a shitty non-banking job which you hate it so much that you've been trying so hard to break into banking. Then you get the offer for entry level (M&A) from a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> but at the same time, you...121 week 4 days ago
+22 Spring OffersHey Y'all, Some advice would be helpful. I'm a sophomore math and finance major at a nontarget top 50 UG southern school. I have 2 remote offers for this semester and need to decide in the next day or so. One is a 500M portfolio <abbr title="venture...113 weeks 3 days ago
+2Offer at a Fortune 50 company... Hi, I am a finance student at a strong semi target and was recently offered a position at a F50 corporation in their finance and accounting division. I have ~1 week to decide whether to accept. I was wondering how to leverage this offer and contact advisory firms/<abbr...113 weeks 22 hours ago
+2Experienced Lateral to J.P. Morgan - CoverageI'm in the early stages of interviewing for a lateral <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">position at <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr></a></span> into a coverage group I currently cover, coming from...111 week 4 days ago
+2Imperial MSc Finance and Accounting. Advice Please. Fellow monkeys, I need some advice in regards to masters in finance and accounting program in UK. I recently have been admitted to Imperial MSc. Finance and Accounting and I had no idea if the master in finance is the flagship program in the UK. I graduated from Top 20 US University with...112 days 9 hours ago
+2Deutsche Bank top groupsLast thread is a couple years old. Are the best groups there still <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, <abbr title="Financial Sponsors Group">FSG</abbr>, LevFin, REGL and industrials?116 days 3 hours ago
+2Been put on the waiting list, is there anything I can do?I am applying for <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> in this fall. Have been put on the waiting list for <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> @USC (the formal decision is not released but I was put on the waiting list according to my...1121 hours 5 min ago
+2Anyone have information on Anchorage?There are many thread on this online, but not for intern. Anchorage is recruiting at my school for internships and was hoping you monkeys could share some info on what the interview process would be or anything notable about the firm. The website ( isn't super helpful.111 week 4 days ago
+2Northwestern University?So I am currently finishing up my college transfer applications. I am only applying to two schools: University of Virginia and George Washington University. However, Northwestern caught my eye earlier on as well but I remained unsure about applying there. Now reconsidering and need to decide...113 weeks 2 days ago
+2How does inflation affect the DCF Value?So I was asked this in a recent interview, and while I mentioned the factors (Unlevered <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-free-cash-flow-FCF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="free cash...111 week 6 days ago
+2Post Bloomberg Internship Super Day Interview?Bloomberg Global Data Internship Interview Process: Round 1 - Pre-Recorded Video Responses: Passed (notified 3 days later) Round 2 - 30 Minute Video Interview: Passed (notified 2 hours later) Round 3 - <span class='keyword_link'><a...111 week 4 days ago
+2RBC NYC M&A vs. Moelis SF GeneralistI am now trying to lateral after 1 year of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> related experience. My next 2-year goal would be <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> or <span class='keyword_link'><a...112 weeks 5 days ago
+2Senior at a Non-TargetHello! As with most students right now, I'm trying to lock down an internship for this coming Summer and I am having a hard time. I'm interested in <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> finance, but studying Real Estate isn't an option at my...103 weeks 2 days ago
+2Freelance real estate analystHey guys i am currently pursuing my MSRE at DePaul with no work experience but an internship experience at a boutique REPE firm in Chicago. I wanted if any real estate analysts have gone down the freelance route, or rather consulting private investors with investment deals. Is their career as a...104 days 6 hours ago
+2Am I wasting my Ivy degree on CS? Do I make the switch to Wharton? - Advice Needed!Hi all, I am a Freshman in college, and I am currently doing Computer Science and Math at Penn in CAS. I have the opportunity to transfer to Wharton for next semester if I want, but I'm not sure what I should do. Here is information about my situation and some of my...101 day 20 hours ago
+2Take Bank Offer or Wait for Target Final Interview? - Decision Due Tomorrow!A bank called with a job offer as credit risk analyst. Comp is not the best pay considering living expenses for a condo in the area. I'm in the Philippines so banking careers here don't make it rain as much as US (but still has good pay) Then there's this Energy Company with an...103 weeks 5 days ago
+2Real Estate Acqusitions Career AdviceI've been working at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">Seniors Housing <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr></a></span> for approximately 1.5...103 weeks 4 days ago
+2Pivoting to PE after INSEAD?I am considering moving to Paris long term. Does anyone have a sense for pivoting to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> from another job after INSEAD? I understand the difficulty in pivoting to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> post-MBA...101 week 4 days ago
+2Please critique my cold emailHi guys, I'm a freshman at a non-target currently interning at <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr>. However, it is extremely unfulfilling as all I do is cold call so now I am trying to obtain a new internship for this summer. I'm targeting...104 days 20 hours ago
+2Better for transition to IB? Citi Ops or D&P Restructuring?Have an offer in D&P Restructuring, have an interview next week for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> Operations, or the possibility to apply to Valuations in D&P though no guarantee of interview. Plan on...102 weeks 1 day ago
+2Networking and applying -Network then apply for SA or apply then network? Crazy early app deadlines With the extremely early <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019 recruiting process I feel like strategies are changing. I wanted to know thoughts about applications: Is it best to apply then network? or network then apply? Does it matter that much? For...103 days 20 hours ago
+2Rutgers Business vs. IU KelleySo, IU Kelley gave me an 11K scholarship and I was ready to commit until I got into the Honors College at Rutgers (in-state tuition). If I chose to go to Rutgers, I would end up paying no more than $10,000 per year overall, whereas Kelley would cost me around $40 K with everything...106 days 5 hours ago
+2On blackberry while interviewing at BB superday?I know bankers are busy people. Is it normal for a VP who is interviewing at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> just to suddenly glance at his blackberry in the middle of an interview, pick it up and start texting...102 weeks 3 days ago
+2Starting a Hedge Fund Requires $100 Million?I'm not looking to start a hedge fund (right now) but I recently read somewhere that starting a hedge fund requires roughly $100 Million in capital. Is this true? I understand that if you can raise more capital, then go for it. I also understand that in the realm of hedge funds, $100...1020 hours 5 min ago
+2Bangkok Bespoke SuitsI'm traveling to Thailand on Monday for fun and have heard quite a bit about the tailors and bespoke suit makers out there. Has anyone here had any success in getting a cheap, quality suit? How much $ are we actually talking?102 weeks 9 hours ago
+2Sophomore Big 4 or Small IB BoutiqueCurrently, I'm a sophomore at a non-target and my goals are to get a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> internship next summer. I don't have a big network (only a few alumni at <abbr...101 week 2 days ago
+2"Basic Excel Test" at HFF/EastdilGuys, Could use some help. I recently interviewed for an analyst position at a debt placement team in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> at an HFF/Eastdil type shop. I had two rounds of interviews where most of the questions were personality/fit based (very few...91 week 2 days ago
+2Asset backed finance? Securities? Subscription Finance? Deleted post. Thanks for the input.Deleted post. Thanks for the input.Deleted post. Thanks for the input.Deleted post. Thanks for the input.Deleted post. Thanks for the input.Deleted post. Thanks for the input.Deleted post. Thanks for the input.Deleted post. Thanks for the input.Deleted post....91 week 23 hours ago
+2Are Timeshares Worth It? Do any of you monkeymen (and women) have experience with purchasing and owning a timeshare? Please share your wisdom. 91 week 4 days ago
+2Answering why market making?How would market makers answer the question "Why market making?" or "What attracts you to market making in particular?" (and maybe this links to why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">not principal...92 weeks 4 days ago
+2Post MBA to PE - should I even bother?Hey there, I am a long-time lurker but I am looking for a bit of advice about my realistic options in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> post <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. **Background** I have had a bit of an...94 days 14 hours ago
+2Leerink Partners SuperdayI had a first round last week for Leerink Partners. I was expecting to hear back Tuesday of this week and have not. Has anyone else who had a first round, received an invite for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span>?92 weeks 2 days ago
+2Enterprise Value + Equity Value Technical QuestionsHey guys, So recently got asked this question in a first round interview -> If you buy an operating asset worth $100 with 50% cash and 50% debt what happens to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">both...92 weeks 5 days ago
+2Which is more sensitive in a DCF: FCF or the Discount Rate? Looking at the impact of increasing taxes on valuation. On one hand, (assuming debt is in the capital structure) the cost of debt decreases due to the larger impact of the tax shield. This reduces the associated risk of debt thus reducing the risk profile of the company, reducing the cost of...92 weeks 6 days ago
+2Sophomore year internship question - Capital One BAHello, I am a current sophomore from a target school looking to go into banking for my junior summer (yes, recruiting already started). I have an offer from Capital One for the Business analyst program, but I know that that is more of a consulting-oriented role. I am wondering if it is better to...91 week 6 days ago
+2Private Equity to Consulting?Does it make sense for me to go from <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> to Consulting now? A bit of background on myself: I got a computer science degree in Canada, did a few years of <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> and...94 days 4 hours ago
+2GC as part of sponsor developer? I’m in the process of leaving my development <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> position to join some guys who are starting a new development company - my dream. My issue is that one of the two other parties will also be the GC. I see this as a...96 days 3 hours ago
+2Shkreli sentenced to 7 yearsShkreli was just sentenced to 7 years in prison. Do you think that is too much, too little, or about right?92 days 15 min ago
+2DELETEDddddddddDeleteee...91 day 21 hours ago
+2LBS/Darden/Ross/Johnson for NYC IB Associate RoleHi all, Curious to get people's thoughts on <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs. I am coming from a non-finance background and I am hoping to use my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> to...93 weeks 23 hours ago
+2Haven't heard back about interviewApplied for a job at a small firm through a job on LinkedIn at the end of January and received a reply through LinkedIn that same evening from the firms CEO requesting dates I was available for a brief phone interview. I replied to him through LinkedIn with a number dates for the following week...92 weeks 5 days ago
+2I’m lost any help??I'm a sophomore at a non-target university in CT. I just switched to a finance major last fall and also learned about investment banking around the same time. I've got no relevant experience to banking however I am trying to secure some kind of banking internship this summer. I have a...91 week 6 days ago
+2Strategy at Private Equity FirmWhat are your thoughts on a buy-side move to the corporate strategy group of a private equity shop (Apollo, Ares, Carlyle, etc.). If you are using their balance sheet to invest, how much different is this than the typical <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...91 week 5 days ago
+2PE to Commercial Banking?Also pointing this here since I want to reach some people who currently work in Commercial Banking. --- I work at an Upper <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund and am in the second year of my Pre-MBA...82 days 17 min ago
+2Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI)Anyone have experience with modeling tests for analyst/associate position here? They mentioned it would take 4-5 hours in total. Not sure what that would entail.81 week 4 days ago
+2Blackrock - Strategic Product Management AnalystI applied to Investments - Multi Asset and Fixed Income divisions (NY and SF) and application says it is still under review. However, today I received an invitation to interview for an analyst position with their strategic product management group - I assume this is <span...83 weeks 2 days ago
+2Any alternative to beta? So I have a very fundamental question on Beta. It seems that beta has it's flaws: backward looking, doesn't distinguish between upside and downside and have liquidity bias as well. Beta is a measure to capture market risk but do we only have beta to capture market risk ? What other...81 week 3 days ago
+2What is the longest you have waited for feedback on a job offer?What is the longest you have waited for feedback on a job offer? What is average? Waiting is the hardest part. 84 days 17 hours ago
+2Elizabeth Warren REALLLY Wants To Be The Champion of a Wall Street #MeToo Movement >"*Warren, the finance industry’s leading critic in Congress, asked the Securities and Exchange Commission what it’s done to ensure banks have established policies and...81 week 2 days ago
+24 Yrs Equity Research trying to Move into an Investment Banking Associate Role<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I have been in Equity Research in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> at a Middle Market Firm for 4 years and my career interests are more aligned with investment banking with the hopes of one day...82 days 1 hour ago
+2IU Kelley Investment Banking Workshop admission questionsI'm a senior in high school who is going to be attending IU this fall. I hope to join the investment banking workshop one day. I know you apply during your sophomore year, but what can I do during my freshman year to increase my chances to be admitted to the program, besides just hitting...82 days 20 hours ago
+2MDs pawning off informational interviews to analysts?I've been cold emailing alumni and I've had more than a couple MDs just ask analysts who don't go to my school to reach out and do the informational phone call instead. Is this a good thing or bad thing? Can someone explain the thought process behind an MD doing this other than...84 days 2 hours ago
+2Oxford MFE, Columbia FE, LBS MFA for Hong Kong IBDHi All, I am deciding between offers from Oxford Master in Financial Econ, <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr> MFA, Columbia Msc in Financial Econ. I am a senior at a US top20 school with <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr...83 days 11 hours ago
+2Monthly vs annually dcf in feasibility studyHi guys, I recently had an opportunity to conduct a feasibility study for an upcoming condominium project. I base outside of US, so some terms and practices may be different(and my English may not be perfect) I will try to be as clear as possible. The project's expenses occur on a...81 week 4 days ago
+4Watching others leave early is demoralizing - what do I do?My average hours are 8am-12am. This is not deal or project specific - but just a requirement of my boss who is a workaholic. Other juniors at my firm work 9am-6pm, take long lunch breaks to go to the gym, go on group coffee breaks etc. I obviously don't like the fact that - 1. Other...86 hours 7 min ago
+2Operational Experience? I want to be in a c-suite level position of a retail company. I have been told by a few people that I should focus on gaining operational experience instead of the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> investment banking experience that I am getting. What...83 days 2 hours ago
+2Revenue and COGS buildHi guys, Long time lurker here - thanks for the invaluable resources. I have a question of my own now regarding Revenue and COGS build within PE-projections: the majority of models I've seen work from a bottom-up build projecting Revenues as # Units sold x Average Selling Price, and...81 week 5 days ago
+2Bad GPA vs the ability to bring in massive revenue for the companyIf you are a student with a bad GPA but is also, for conversation sake, the best trader in the world and have returns on your stock portfolio that is better than the best traders on Wall Street. You also won the world stock trading competition against a million other students. Will a hedgefund...81 week 3 days ago
+2Advice needed: How to position ABL experience to lateral for IB?Background: 1.5 yrs in ABL at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> covering a variety of industries: manufacturing, distribution, materials, consumer products, etc. mainly with sub-investment grade/distressed companies. Non-target; sub 3.7 GPA. Any advice on how to...85 days 3 hours ago
+2Goldman Sachs IBD Classic Real estate or GSAM Private Real estate Questions **Posted this under <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> forum because it is a <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> job however it is also a real estate job so I posted it here as well because I was not sure which one it fit in...85 days 21 hours ago
+2Criteria for funds to be considered MF, as opposed to MMHi all, Going over a lot of topics in <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, there are a lot of mentions of <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> and <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private...83 days 11 hours ago
+2Corporate Banking final interviewI have a Corp Banking interview coming up soon for an energy group. For those in corp banking, how should I prepare? What is the typical corp banking interview like? Any energy specific items or ratios I should focus on? Thanks for the help.82 weeks 5 days ago
+2Blackrock interview (completely lost)Hey guys, today I received my invitation for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">blackrock</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">spring week...81 week 6 days ago
+2Sophomore Internship, which?- F500, PB at Tier 3, PWM/HF/VC???Currently a sophomore (rising junior) at a target/semitarget searching for summer internship. Not so great GPA. Have pretty set chances/have gotten opportunities at F500 Corporate Finance, <abbr title="private banking">PB</abbr> Private Banking at tier 3 bank (Nomura, HSBC,...84 days 18 hours ago
+2BB Summer Associate Recruitment in Hong KongHi there, Just got into <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program and start to think about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...81 week 4 days ago
+2Starting MBA IBD Associate Role *Early*It would be great if anyone could let me know whether or not it would be possible to start an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> Associate early? As in, the January/February...85 days 23 hours ago
+2Barclays' recent M&A dealsHi guys, I was curious if anyone knows recent <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> deals that Barclays advised (sell-side or buy-side). Thanks in advance for the help!81 week 4 days ago
+2Shared-Equity Contracts: A SCAM or "a new way to profit from rising home prices"An [article]( published on WSJ talked about a new way for people to buy homes using equity financing: [quote]A handful of companies, including those backed by marquee Silicon Valley names such as...82 weeks 4 days ago
+2FLDP Super Day Technical Questions I have a Super Day for a F500 <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development Program">FLDP</abbr> this week and I was curious as to what technical questions I may see throughout the day? 84 days 17 hours ago
+2Is AE worth it with no experience?Hey all, I'm in Real Estate Advisory at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> Accounting firm and am enrolled in an Argus Enterprise two-day workshop that the Altus Group offers ($1250 cost). I'm hopeful that I can transition into acquisitions, but with my...71 week 5 days ago
+2Modeling Multi Vs. The Other Food GroupsMy current work experience (1.5 yrs of <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> lending, primarily) has been a bit of a hindrance to my job search. I had someone tell me post-interview that if my underwriting experience included the rest of the asset classes, he would have hired...75 days 1 hour ago
+2Advice for EB RecruitingHow does the <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> recruiting process differ from BB's? Is there more or less emphasis on certain things (e.g. networking with alums, firm visits, resumes, GPA cutoff, etc.) and how can I maximize my chances at an EB?73 hours 44 min ago
+2Direct Lending: MidCap FinancialI recently received an interview with MidCap Financial and was curious to know if the people of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> would know more about it. From their website, it seems as though it is Apollo's Direct Lending division and they have a sizable...72 days 48 min ago
+2Consulting in San Diego (finance sector)Hey all, I've been searching for info on moving to San Diego for consulting, and after reading what's available I'm curious what you guys know? I've been considering lateraling out of <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and am curious if the finance...76 days 3 hours ago
+2Interview Help - Urgent hey all, looking for advice on how to approach mentor for help on interview. Scheduled interview is confirmed next week with mid market office. Any feedback is greatly appreciated, thanks!71 week 6 days ago
+4Gobuyside - WTF is going on? HOW DO I DELETE MY PROFILE?I've heard that GoBuyside has zero employees left with even ONE YEAR of experience after some horrible turnover at the firm and extremely bad management practices (the negative reviews on glassdoor are also shedding some light into this)... I've also tried to have my account deleted...74 days 2 hours ago
+2Can a company survive perpetually under successive LBOs?Hey monkeys, I wanted to gather your thoughts on this question that has been recently asked to me. Many companies are experiencing succesive <abbr title="leveraged buyouts">LBOs</abbr> and I was asked if this could be perpetrated ad vitam æternam. Can the <abbr...71 week 1 day ago
+2London School of Economics - General Course - Should I go?Recently accepted into the program. For those not familiar, it's a year long study abroad program in London. Considering to attend during my senior year. I already secured an internship at an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> firm for the upcoming summer....72 weeks 5 days ago
+2Full-time hiring at this stage in the RE recruitment cycle?Hey, Does anyone have insight on full-time hiring at this stage in the recruitment process? I'm a college senior and since the Fall I've interviewed for a ton of acquisitions/<abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> analyst positions in RE (mostly <abbr...71 week 5 days ago
+2Do I have a chance at Harvard or Wharton? If not where?Hello everyone, I am looking for some advice on if there was any chance of an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> at Harvard or Wharton, and if not, what business schools are possible? Work Experience: - Summer Analyst Corporate Banking at...72 weeks 5 days ago
+2Instructions lacking clarityThe context is I work at a mid-market <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in a relatively small firm. I am an analyst at the firm and the office culture has been great so far. However, I am having issues working with one of the new principals. He asks for research...72 weeks 2 days ago
+2No call back after BCG online testDear all, I applied to an experienced hire position (senior assoc.~beginning consultant) in early February, and heard back 10 days to take the online test. They gave me extremely short notice to take the online test -- two days after the call back. Of course this application was...71 day 21 hours ago
+2NFL and Pizza Hut Sponsorship Couldn't believe I haven't seen anything about this on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> so I thought I'd throw this up there. ### Pizza Hut will be the next official pizza sponsor the National Football League after a falling-out between the...71 week 4 days ago
+2Early 30's returning to UNDERGRADUATEHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I was encouraged by @BreakingOutOfPWM" to start a thread so the AMA from @strategyand_alumni" does not get hijacked. Early 30's returning to UNDERGRADUATE at a Community College (San Diego Community College...72 weeks 2 days ago
+2Do freshmen in college start recruiting now for sophomore 2019 internships?I've seen threads about 2019 recruitment for sophomores, but how would I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">get an <abbr title="investment banking...71 week 3 hours ago
+2Do most life co's only lend on 10M plus loans? Any one that can lend on a 2M loan?Do most life insurance companies only lend on 10M plus loans? Any one that can lend on a 2M loan?....72 days 2 hours ago
+3Following up after applying?Is there etiquette around this? I recently applied to a boutique repe shop and am contemplating reach out to the hiring manager via linkedin.71 week 4 days ago
+2How much time do you usually have between IB and PE? Hey guys just a simple question, how much time off do you usually have between finishing up your <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> job and starting your new <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> job? Would be great to hear some people’s...71 week 3 days ago
+2Pricing for Brooks Brothers MTM?Does anyone have any guidance on Brooks Brothers MTM pricing? I want to re-do my closet of the button downs I have and the ones that I consistently like the most and fit me best are <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. The problem is that I have pretty long arms and the...76 days 9 hours ago
+2Breaking into IB, best route from undergraduate to job?Not too relevant to the topics and the question was dull so please close this thread post. Thank you. 72 weeks 3 days ago
+2Boutique IB vs BB Commercial BankingHi everyone - After a long <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting season, I have finally settled on one of two options: Boutique Investment Bank: -Unpaid -Looks like decent deal flow, lots of well connected MDs -Has done some ~500m sized deals, lots...71 week 5 days ago
+2LBS MFA InterviewI applied to the MFA Program and just received an interview invite. I was wondering if there is anyone who can share their insights about the interview process. I understand it is mostly competency/behavioral based, but I'd really appreciate it if you could share your insights on what to...72 weeks 4 days ago
+2Anyone here working at AB or BlackRock? ...71 week 21 hours ago
+2Recruiting/networking over the summerThis summer I will be working as an analyst for a hedge fun in Stamford, and would like to do some networking as well during my time on the east coast. I am a finance major at a Big Ten school with a 3.6ish GPA, and am a varsity student athlete as well. I am most interested in prop trading but...72 days 4 hours ago
+2Names - do they affect job prospects/oppurtunities?This thought recently occurred to me; does an individual's name have any impact on job prospects? On one's resume, name is often the first words recruiters see, and they can often make a lasting impression. No, I'm not talking about immigrants/foreigners, but native Americans...73 hours 22 min ago
+2Question about Ambiguous parts of NetworkingOnce you get on a call with someone at a firm and ask questions about the bank or fund, what do you typically do? I understand you generally want to ask for a referral to speak with someone else but when do you start talking about applications? As in, say I talk to 3-4 people at a bank, do I...72 weeks 2 days ago
+2Lead Analyst - BNYMellonHey guys, what are your thoughts on Lead Analyst opportunities with BNYMellon? Would it be a good opportunity? I come from an audit background and would like to pursue CFO opportunities down the road so I think having "BNYMellon" and "Lead Analyst" on the resume in addition...73 weeks 5 days ago
+2Levered to Unlevered Promote Structure ConversionI am trying to think about the best way to structure a JV where one party would want to remain unlevered and the other would still be sufficiently incentivized to not seek a partner that also wanted leverage. My initial thought was that you would calculate the returns under market leverage...73 weeks 5 days ago
+2MBA from USC Marshall vs Georgetown vs Carroll vs Questrom for IB/AM (International)Hey guys, I'm an international with overall 5+ years of experience. Relevant finance experience: strong foothold in Indian Equities + cleared <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> L3. I have to choose a B-school from Georgetown/USC Marshall/ BC...72 weeks 16 hours ago
+2Perfectly priced stockIf (hypothetically), a stock is perfectly priced (and creating shareholder value), is your expected return simply the discount rate?61 week 5 days ago
+2Status of Wells Fargo investment bank? Best groups?Curious how recent regulatory action / scandal has affected deal flow and sentiment on the street for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">WFs <abbr title="investment banking...63 weeks 4 days ago
+2Best Positioning for CareerQuick question, Currently an undergrad student at a fairly well known public institution in the South East. I'm ahead in my coursework and basically have to choose a double major. Currently finance with minor in analytics. My current school is ranked 3rd Nationally in Supply Chain...62 days 4 hours ago
+2Careers With Investments/Modeling That Aren’t Like IB?Hey everyone, As a current 2nd year, I’ve recently acquired an interest in investments (stocks, bonds, fundamental analysis, modeling, etc). I don’t know too much about the field, but I recently joined a student fund management club at my uni and love learning about bottom up vs top down...65 days 23 hours ago
+2Is it worth paying for an MBA admissions consultant?Do y'all think its worth it to pay ~$<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span> for an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> admission consultant to help you do...62 weeks 2 days ago
+2Think I got a weird one...Few job postings for Verizon looking for Real Estate professionals. I originally glossed over it thinking it was mostly corporate asset management/strategy/office leasing etc. Now I'm thinking it might be more than that. Did some more digging and read a few articles that note a large...65 days 4 hours ago
+2Evercore LA?Couldn't find any info regarding Evercore LA. Deal flow, size, exit opps? Possible to lateral from LA to <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office?61 week 4 days ago
+2GS Ops vs. MS PWMIm currently deciding between <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> ops or MS <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> for an internship this summer, my goal is to apply to full time <abbr title="investment banking...61 week 3 days ago
+2BB SA S&T – What desk to choose?Hi all, I will be at a top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> doing <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> (S&T) this coming summer and haven't chosen a group yet. Placement is coming up and I have a solid foundation with a lot of...618 hours 6 min ago
+2CAPEX Smaller than Depreciation Quick question, I'm working on a <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> for General Motors and currently trying to figure out how to forecast PPE. PPE(net) grew on the <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> from last year, however,...61 week 2 days ago
+2Profile evaluation/advice, MSc FinanceHi all, I need some advice on picking the right MSc in Finance in Europe. I'd like to pursue a career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or asset management. non-EEA BSc Economics - #1 school in my country, top 5% of my class 770 GMAT Solid...65 days 22 hours ago
+2Green Plains?Anyone have any experience with Green Plains? Im trying to decide between an internship offer from them and one from Scoular. There isn’t much on them online. Any advice would help. Cheers.65 days 23 hours ago
+2Did I lie on my resume? What to do at this point?I met a finance journalist, Bob, for X magazine through alumni connections. And we ended up working on a project together. This was a side project, so I normally don't put it on my resume but it was relevant for a specific position. So, I wrote down that I worked for X magazine under...62 weeks 5 days ago
+2Lied about employement datesI am expecting an interview call from <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> and other consulting firms. But i lied about my previous employer dates where I worked about 6 years ago. I basically added some extra months. am in trouble ?66 days 5 min ago
+2Determining the value of a canidate/employee using IB valuation techniquesI remember reading an investment banking interview prep question a while back about how one might value an apple tree and the answer was the same way you would value a company: by looking at what comparable apple trees are worth (relative valuation) and the value of the apple tree's cash...62 days 3 hours ago
+2Do I have a chance for 2019 ib?Hello Wall Street Oasis,' I am a current Senior at Rutgers with a 3.1 cumulative and a 3.4 major (Finance). I used to be a premed that's why my gpa is not at all great. I also have two internships including a wealth management internship and I worked in a startup corporate finance...62 days 1 hour ago
+2I sent a follow up email to the two people I interviewed with... One replied. Whats up with the one who did not reply?Curious. Should I reach out again? I really enjoyed interviewing with that person and really would love to be on their team. 66 days 2 hours ago
+2How to transition from biology to market/equity research (in life sciences)?Hey guys, I'm hoping I can get some information on what kinds of jobs I could use as a launch point to enter the business (I'm specifically thinking market/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity...621 hours 27 min ago
+2London School of Economics vs Kings CollegeI have an offer from both <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> and Kings for an non-numerate undergraduate degree. Although I feel it’s a given due to the prestige and name <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> has...62 weeks 1 day ago
+2Sophomore MM PE vs boutique IB internshipCurrently have an offer for a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> internship (~$1-5bn AUM) and a regional boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for my sophomore summer...61 week 3 days ago
+2How to start a career in finance?Hi everyone! I need an advice what better to do in my situation. A year ago I finished one of the best universities in Russia with Dual Degree Program with University of London International Programmes, Under Academic Direction of London School of Economics. I am BSc Economics and Finance....64 days 19 hours ago
+2Job opportunities in India/Canada after US undergradCan you tell me the about the job opportunities in India and Canada after my undergrad in US (finance major) from some mediocre business school like the one in UIUC or Northeatsern university. This is mainly because non-STEM majors can not work for more than one year in the US after undergrad....61 week 3 days ago
+2Agency Leasing Brokers: How many deals do you do per year?To all the current or former office agency leasing brokers, how many deals do/did you do in a healthy year? 61 week 5 days ago
+2Where can I view FULL ER reports to learn & practice?Hey all, I'm really interested in learning how to write reports and create my own, but being a community college student means I don't have any access to a Bloomberg terminal. Is there anywhere I can view former reports or fake reports that are formatted like real ones? I really...64 days 17 hours ago
+2Some good transfer schools to apply to?Hi Guys, (deleted) Also, I want to apply to schools that will not not be outrageous (good financial aid). Basically my stats are 4.0 gpa in university so far, 32 ACT, have a somewhat successful business I understand most schools on my list are almost impossible to get in, so I...61 week 1 day ago
+2Career Move from Canada to the USHello Monkeys, Has anyone here successfully jumped to the US after working in Canada at the analyst/associate level? I’m curious to hear what networking tactics worked the best for you, whether REPE employers are even willing to sponsor visas, and your opinion on using head hunters for...61 week 5 days ago
+2Stay at BB (keep looking for opportunities) or go to no-name PE2nd year Analyst at a mid-tier <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>. Wondering what exit opps are like out of a no-name <abbr...66 days 2 hours ago
+2CTC vs Allston vs AkunaI am going to be graduating this spring from what many consider to be a top tier target. I have offers at the prop shops I've listed and I was wondering if you guys had any opinions on which shop is the best. I've listed some things (positive and negative) I've heard about each...65 days 19 hours ago
+2Is it possible to lateral to the associate level without an MBA and no prior IB experience?But say you have relevant "deal" experience (aka Big 4 FDD/Valuations type stuff) and have focused on a specific industry. Has anyone ever seen this happen? I would assume this never happens at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> but what about boutiques...62 weeks 5 days ago
+2Career Crossroads: 3 years of rejection letters, time to take a hint or keep at it?I am currently at a career cross roads as I have been trying to break into Investment Banking for what seems like close to 3 years now and I feel like I am not making any progress. My Background: * Graduated from a Pac 12 school (none of the prestigious California ones) with a finance...61 week 1 day ago
+2Resume/CV for Europe-> Should my CV be 1 page or 2 pages? - Target geos: a. UK, b. Nordics/NL - Assume it’s for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> - Experienced hire from outside of finance62 weeks 6 days ago
+2Got an offer, but not sure HR told the truth..Accept or not?Job offered, but salary is lower than expectation, with no flexibility on the HR side (manager said HR is in charge). HR also tried to persuade me by saying that everyone has the same salary in this company, they just don't talk about it openly. How is it possible that 'every analyst...64 days 7 hours ago
+2European Banking to European Private EquityHey guys, I was wondering what analyst/associate level is the cut-off rank for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">private equity recruiting</a></span>. Appreciate that there is no precise answer, but...62 weeks 3 days ago
+2Cold Calling for off market opportunitiesI'm interested to hear if any of you guys know where commercial brokers source their cold calling lists from, whether it be going after multifamily, land, office. or industrial opportunities. If anyone has any special websites, soft ware, or companies that they use to build specific cold...66 hours 17 min ago
+2Background check-helpWhat does the background check entail? I rounded up my GPA a little and now I'm nervous that I'll automatically get denied. Any past experiences?61 week 5 days ago
+2Series 7?Does it help to have a series 7 while interviewing for IB? What courses would stand out in a recruiter’s eyes? Do most people have extra “IB tailored” courses when they are interviewing?61 day 6 hours ago
+2London Fixed-Income Trading Entry Level Grad Scheme - Final round interviews - Japanese BankDear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Gurus and colleagues, After a successful 1st round Fixed-Income ST phone interview with a Japanese bank I was invited to their London office for a final assessment for a Trading role. As I was informed that a competency...63 weeks 3 days ago
+2Move timingGentlemen, play a guessing game with me. I've made it to round three for a job in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> (associate/vp level) in London and I've been told by someone not involved in the interview process that they are down to 3 candidates...63 weeks 2 days ago
+2Westbrook Partners General InfoHi folks. First ever post in the RE forum. Pardon my ignorance as I come from the buyouts world and know next to nothing about REPE. I’m looking to get more information on Westbrook Partners. Starting from scratch as there appears to be almost nothing available on the internet. I’m mostly...56 days 3 hours ago
+2What are traders doing with Python/SQL/other coding languagesI'm curious to hear how traders at BB's/firms like Wolverine are applying knowledge of these coding languages. What kind of tools are you building, what are you using the skills to do on a day to day basis?53 days 12 hours ago
+2Econ Consulting or F500 for MBB FT Recruiting?I'm wondering what would best position me for <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruiting. I am deciding between offers at a blue chip F200 firm (in their strategic finance dpt) and at a top econ...52 weeks 16 hours ago
+32019 Full Time IB RecruitingOkay so I know that the insanity has already started for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> recruiting but does anyone have any insight to what the timeline for full time recruiting will look...51 week 4 hours ago
+2IB 1st year analyst MM....what to expectI'm fresh out of undergrad from a non-target in the northeast. Currently interning at a boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and just accepted an offer for a first-year analyst position at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>...52 weeks 3 days ago
+2The reason salaries aren't publicly posted is because your employer wants to screw you over.I'm no philosopher, but it's painfully obvious this it the case. Think about it. If all salaries are posted, the company HAS to match what someone else of an equal role / background / education level is getting paid. By obfuscating this information, they're lowballing...516 min 53 sec ago
+2Piper Jaffray vs BMO Capital Markets IB SAHi all, I was faced with deciding between these two firms earlier this fall for a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> stint. I was not a member of this forum at the time, and although I am happy with my decision, I have always been curious what others may have...53 weeks 3 days ago
+2PIMCO Portfolio Analyst Exit OpsI recently received an offer for PIMCO's portfolio analyst internship position. I'm wondering if there are good exit opportunities/hedge fund opportunities further down the road for this, or should I break into <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> IB?41 week 4 days ago
+2Consulting --> Corp Dev --> VCI currently work in strategy consulting at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte"...43 weeks 1 day ago
+2How is A&M perceived in the industry?I think their pay is v high right? No cap on bonus. If you don't get into <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>/dont choose to go to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, is A&M a solid option? What about exit opps?...41 week 4 hours ago
+22019 IB Accelerated RecruitingAlright monkeys, here's the 411. I'm a sophomore at an HYP school. <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> jumped the gun this year with their 2019 recruiting - they opened 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> apps today. I know that...42 weeks 6 days ago
+2Study Abroad in the US: Fall or Spring?As a US citizen currently studying at a non-target in the EU (rising sophomore), I have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester at a strong public target back in the US (think UCLA/UVA/Michigan). Question is, when is the best time to go in order to take full advantage of any <abbr...41 week 3 days ago
+2IBD Exits (no buyside please)Sup monkeys, After about 4 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">years of <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span>, I am finally sick of it all....43 weeks 4 days ago
+2How do I find a sophomore summer internship this late in the year? How do I approach something this late? Do I ask straight up for the internship when reaching out, or do I still go through the networking dance and ask to meet up or have a call? I'm getting a little desperate. I think I can find a search fund role, but I'm not sure that's strong...41 week 4 days ago
+2Bridgewater vs. D.E. ShawI'm a current business school student at an <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> (one of the perennially top ones, if that contributes) who intended to go through <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> recruiting,...41 week 2 days ago
+2Essential iPad Apps for Productivity Does anyone here have good suggestions for productivity/work apps on an iPad? I downloaded MS Office, Dropbox, etc. but I'm sure there are additional options out there. 43 weeks 2 days ago
+2Technical QuestionsHey guys- was wondering if anyone had a list of technical questions that one might expect to be asked during a <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> interview. I have seen some <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> questions but curious...41 week 6 days ago
+3What do Post-MBA IB Associates Do?Hey all, I've seen a lot of posts about people not needing finance experience getting into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> from top business schools. How do these Associates manage analysts if they've never had that experience? What are the...33 weeks 23 hours ago
+2another thank you emailI interviewed for an internship a month ago at a smaller trading firm. Interview went well and I sent a thank you email afterwards. Got a response about a week and a half ago saying that decisions will come out soon. Is it bad to send another follow-up email reaffirming my interest in the firm?31 week 4 days ago
+2Banker Bag VendorsHey guys, which banker bag vendor you guys used to order bags for your firm? I looked around and only saw 3 vendors (Scarborough, BankerBags, Captiv8), but they have pretty hefty order minimums (either 24 or 50+) and I just need around 10-20. Anyone have some tips?32 days 5 min ago
+2Small Private Equity Fun (USD 100m AUM) - Thoughts on life in small PE?All, I would like to hear opinions or experiences regarding life in really small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shops. How is the pay generally, opportunities going forward, chances of transferring into a larger <abbr title="private...33 weeks 6 hours ago
+3BB Corporate Banking vs Small/Mid Boutique Investment BankingIf I have no idea what I would like to do down the line (exit-opps wise), does it matter about the name I work for? Or more the type of work experience I obtain? (If I wanted to keep all finance exits open). For example, the opportunity to work in Corporate Banking for a Canadian <abbr...32 hours 4 min ago
+2MBB in Los AngelesAnyone have any insight on the LA offices of the MBB? Looking for Mckinsey and Bain specifically. Anything on size, types of deals, industries, exit opps at the junior level, etc. would be helpful. 31 week 1 day ago
+2Where do most Investment Bankers end up?Evidently, most <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analysts after 2-3 years look to exit to a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm, <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>, get associate promotion, corp dev, tech,...32 days 21 hours ago
+2Beating the average US annual salary (50K) in less than a month with 2500 in funding (FX trader)Hello everyone, <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/myfxbook-record.png?itok=099D76s_" alt="" /> These are the result of the first 12 days of my trading. I'm hoping to beat the average annual income in US before the end of the month....31 week 4 days ago
+2PREDICITION: Apple to lose 20% of current smartphone market share by 2020Thoughts? I have noticed a general shift in sentiment. This could just be my own social circle but it reminds me of Instagram's introduction of stories and the shift away from Snapchat. Once the stigma around using none iOS devices is broken, the bottom will fall out on iphone ownership. 32 weeks 9 hours ago
+2What are the skills required to become a successful analyst/portfolio manager?I am a freshman in college and have a strong interest towards pursuing a career as an analyst where I would like to transition towards a portfolio manager. I don't want to waste my time as a freshman or sophomore and would like to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible. Currently...36 days 13 hours ago
+2Can international students in Australia break into IB?Hi folks, I'm currently a sophomore at a non-target in Australia. I have maintained a good GPA, have done one <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> brokerage internship (deal sourcing) last summer. And I will intern at a boutique this summer....36 days 3 hours ago
+2When to look for accommodation? (London)Hi Guys, Incoming graduate analyst in London. My friends and I have a rough idea what we're looking for and where, just wondered when's the best time to actively start looking? Cheers!34 days 3 hours ago
+2Healthcare PE Resources?Starting work with a healthcare <abbr title="investment banking">ib</abbr> group this summer and would like to learn more about the buy-side. Any books, articles, or other resources that I should check out that are specific to healthcare PE? Advice would be greatly...33 days 3 hours ago
+2All Inclusive vacation recommendationsHi all, Does anyone have any recommendation for a nice all inclusive resort? I was looking Punta-Cana, Bahamas, or Jamaica. Thanks!31 week 6 days ago
+2McGill B. Com and IB PlacementI'm currently a sophomore at McGill and I'm majoring in Finance with a concentration in Business Analytics. I'm quite interested in Investment Banking. I have a 4.0 CGPA currently, but my extracurriculars aren't extremely strong (not non-existent, but not as strong as...36 days 22 hours ago
+3Best TMT groups on the Street?Wanted to get people's opinion on this. Best all around <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> groups based on deal flow, comp exits etc.31 day 6 hours ago
+2Gene propogation. It's why you guys are going batshit over that promotion.It's such a basic truth that few seem to acknowledge. In a way it's quite a beautiful thing. Yet to think we are nothing more than fleshy vehicles for our genes, it's quite depressing. I don't know, maybe I'm overthinking it. But it never surprises me what...320 hours 22 min ago
+2Waymo's "Uber-Killer" Robot Taxis Are Here.. Level 4 Autonomy On January 24, in Arizona, you could've been one of the lucky(?) and random few individuals to have gotten into a taxi with no driver. After 4 million miles of testing, Waymo plans to launch their autonomous taxis completely before the end of 2018. [quote]The imminent release of a...32 weeks 2 days ago
+2Move to lower-MM vs staying at BB?Hi there, I am currently debating whether a move to a lower-MM fund would be more beneficial in ultimately joining a top-MM / <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> rather than staying at the top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> where I currently am?...31 week 4 days ago
+2BAML Best Groups & Exit OppsHi monkeys, I've seen similar threads popping up for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> & MS groups recently and to my surprise could not find any info related to <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>. I would be curious...36 hours 27 min ago
+2J.P. Morgan Private Bank CompensationHi All, Currently waiting on an offer from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> <abbr title="private banking">PB</abbr> for a Banker Associate. I have heard varying numbers regarding comp. Can anyone provide what the comp is by year, both salary and...31 week 4 hours ago
+23 Valuable Insights Gained Through Warren Buffett's 2017 Annual Shareholder Letter.In [Warren Buffett's 2017 annual shareholder letter]( I have gained these following 3 insights: **Insight #1: High Valuations Are Posing as a Problem to Berkshire Hathaway’s Acquisition Growth Strategy.** [quote]In our search...21 week 6 hours ago
+2Goldman Sachs Structured Equity Group InterviewHi everyone, have an upcoming first round interview with goldman's <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> structured equity group. From the job description, they structure/execute financings via convertible securities / equity derivatives / private...21 week 4 days ago
+2Columbia MA Econ worth the investment?Hey guys, I have recently received an offer for Columbia MA Econ (75k USD tuition), <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> Econ (30k gbp) and Toronto MFE (50k CAD). I am Canadian but am open to working in the States, UK and potentially Asia too. Looking at...21 week 1 day ago
+2Valuable MBA Application Insight from Current MBA's at HBS / GSB/ WhartonAll - Some of you might be knee-deep in the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> application process (currently Round 2), and others might be considering applying next year. I was in your shoes about a year ago and know how convoluted the process...21 week 6 days ago
+2Kennedy School of Government (and schools of the like)There seems to be a lot of jerking off to the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> degree (and to some extent the MSF) for getting into Finance, and this is absolutely rightfully so. However, in discussions about the HKSG (and other related masters...25 days 12 hours ago
+2Anyone have Series 79 Materials?Hi all, Does <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/series-79-exam">anyone have series 79</a></span> materials they are looking to get rid of? Preferably Knopman with online exam access and class notes? Please send me a PM with a...23 weeks 2 days ago
+2Headhunted for CBRE Investment Analyst from BIG4 valuations teamHey everyone, I have been given the possibility to take an interview for CBRE as an investment analyst. I am currently working in the BIG4 valuations team in a Nordic country and I am not sure whether this would be a suitable transition and therefore ask for some feedback. First of all, is...22 weeks 3 days ago
+2Choosing between LSE MSc in Finance, Cambridge MFin and LBS MFAHello everyone! I have 1.5-2 years of work experience in a big four due diligence team. I want to do a masters to work in London investment banks. I have offers from <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> Msc in Finance, Cambridge MFin (post-experience...22 days 10 hours ago
+2Consumer/Retail IB Group Rankings?Most recent one of these I could find on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> was from 2010 so I was hoping to get more current opinions regarding the industry. 21 day 7 hours ago
+2Networking for PE while still in collegeI know <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruiting is different what with the presence of headhunters and all, but should I start networking with alumni at the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms I'm interested in? I feel like...223 hours 17 min ago
+2Best Groups JPM LondonLast thread on this was in 2009 with only 3 replies and otherwise mainly <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> related - Does anyone have current insights which <span class='keyword_link'><a...23 weeks 4 days ago
+2How prestigious is PIMCO Business Development Research?Wondering how it compares to <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> and how tough it would be to lateral internally in PIMCO? How would <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> look...21 week 21 hours ago
+2Big 4 Restructuring Straight Out Of UNI?Do the big 4 hire in their restructuring groups straight out of university? Or do they typically require financial experience and/or years spent in audit? Since the Big4 are accounting focused, are finance majors at a disadvantage? Thank you :)24 days 21 hours ago
+3Choosing between mid tier BB vs Oxbridge MA........................................................................................................................21 day 5 hours ago
+2**Top Real Estate Advisors in New York**Hey Everyone, I wanted to get your opinion of the top real estate advisory firms I can find in Manhattan. I'm trying to network outside of my university's alumni and get in contact with some new places. And I'm not talking about capital markets or broker type stuff. I...22 weeks 2 days ago
+2Transitionining from REPE to DevelopmentI've been working in REPE in an acquisitions role for 3 years and now am interested in transitioning to development. I've worked in all the major asset types, but have never worked on a development deal. With no construction management/project management experience at all, will it be...21 week 2 days ago
+2How is Accenture Consulting?How is Accenture consulting? Not Strategy, but more specifically Accenture Management Consulting. The last post about Accenture MC was from 2007, I was wondering if anything has changed?25 days 7 hours ago
+2#Windmageddon: Everyone on Flight Throws UpWho else is getting mauled by mother nature right now? I live in the DC area and schools/govt. buildings are literally shut down because the wind is crazy; just went to pick up some nandos carryout and saw a short-bus tipped over on a sharp curve. **I digress,** check this out: a flight that...21 week 2 days ago
+2I think i am having a quarter life crisis - help...So I'm sitting around on a Sunday typing up notes from a management meeting I was at last week and I've realized... I have zero skills. I followed the same path that so many monkeys on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> idolize: graduated summa with a...23 weeks 6 days ago
+2Equity Financing Could anybody explain what Equity Financing desks do <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>? Is it considered S and T? Thanks in...22 weeks 3 days ago
+2More in Bizarre news: Sanctuary ChurchI was more than slightly confused when I saw this on social media this morning (from a couple of days ago): **Cult-like worshiping with golden guns, grannies clutching rifles, crowns made out of bullets...** There's more good stuff...11 week 1 day ago
+2Which would be the straightest path to IB analyst?Hi, long time lurker but made an account to ask this question. I have been accepted to Middlebury College. My initial plan was to major in Econ, but I found a guaranteed transfer program (with certain GPA) to Columbia SEAS or Dartmouth’s Engineering school. If I went to one of these programs,...13 weeks 1 day ago
+2Star Wars<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]The strengthening in the near-term economic outlook increased the likelihood that a gradual upward trajectory of the federal-funds rate would be appropriate.” [/quote] <em>The Fed minutes hinted at...12 weeks 3 days ago
+2What can Bezos do for you<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]If Disney made the most magical place on earth, we want to make the most empowering place on earth." [/quote] <em>Impact Theory CEO, and Quest Nutrition co-founder, Tom Bilyeu. If you need some...13 weeks 6 days ago
+2Best answer to "Why are you leaving your role?"Hey everyone, Just wondering what are some of the best reasons to give an interviewer for leaving your current firm. I can only think of stuff not to say but can never figure out an outstanding one. Stuff I believe to be a bad idea - Money (reason: immediate read flag) - Boring work /...11 week 1 day ago
+2Ends in 5 hours! WSO Contest 2/15/18 - Win 1 Free Month of WSO Video Library ($97 value)Try your luck by entering yourself in our Rafflecopter contest for a chance to win a FREE month of access to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> video library - which means access to <em>all</em> of our previous webinars (~275) and their files (ppt...11 week 6 days ago
+22018 San Francisco Incoming Analyst (FT) Housing ThreadHi All - I took a full time <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> offer in San Francisco starting this year and wanted to get some insight from those who relocated recently regarding the best places to live. Any other incoming analysts looking for housing in SF?12 weeks 18 hours ago
+2LBO Model PracticeCan I get some feedback on my new web-based <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> model, ? To my knowledge, this is the first of its kind, and my hope is that its helpful for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Analysts,...12 days 21 hours ago
+2All Health Breaks Loose<h3>MARKETS</h3></p> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: All eyes were locked in on the tariff announcement (more on that to come). Markets held relatively flat all day before pushing higher in late trading. </li> <li>International markets: The European...12 days 10 hours ago
+2Need suggestions - fashionable dress bootsI'm looking for something like this: [J&M Garner Cap Toe Chukka]( Does anyone have any suggestions for boots that look good at the office and at the...13 days 19 hours ago
+2McKinsey Corp Fin BA ExitsDoes anyone here have first-hand experience with the general distribution of where corporate finance BAs from McKinsey's <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office end up? I would imagine more buy-side roles than normal and maybe even some public market (read: HF) gigs.11 week 10 hours ago
+2EU Threatens To Escalate Trade War Against TrumpWith Trump's plans for tariff's on imported aluminum and steel on the line, the EU has taken action and propose how they will retaliate against the U.S. if he goes through with it. If this does all happen, we'd see an increase in costs for the U.S. by roughly $3.5B....14 days 3 hours ago
+2The big short<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]I’ve done so well in life by using organized common sense that I never wanted to get into fields like AI.” [/quote] <em> Charlie Munger spent some time fielding questions in downtown L.A. two days...13 weeks 2 days ago
+2Trader job opportunities for Baruch StudentHi. I am a senior student studying Finance at Baruch College. My gpa is 3.1 (ik, not that great), and I want to become a trader/portfolio manager, because this type of job involves more of your natural intelligence and vision of market rather that internships and job experience. There is no...11 week 5 hours ago
+2Infrastructure at Canadian Pensions (CDPQ and PSP)Hi guys, I posted this in the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> subgroup but couldn't find any answers as of yet so I was hoping to see if someone had any insights in this group. I'm increasingly becoming more and more interested in the infrastructure...12 weeks 5 days ago
+2PIMCO first round interview for Business DevelopmentHave a phone interview coming up for a business development internship at PIMCO at Newport Beach this summer. Any one have any insight on the interview, and what to prepare for? General advice is also appreciated. 11 week 6 days ago
+2Interviews: lead with humble upbringing?I have a pretty humble upbringing (immigrant, parents were blue collar workers, etc.) and that is where I draw a lot of my hunger and resourcefulness from. Should I lead with this in my interviews or is that a little too much? I can also bring it up for the answer to a lot of qualitative...11 week 3 days ago
+2Finance Career Path & List<center><img src="" alt="" /></center> <br> <img src="" width="120" alt=""...12 weeks 1 day ago
+2RE Career after MBAHello everyone, After a couple of years working in RE and about to start a top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program I am very very confused, so I hope to find some advices and ideas from you guys. I am Italian, 29, I worked one year in RE...11 week 3 days ago
+2Buy-Side Trader to Sell SideI've seen some posts on this in the past but in a bit of a different spot as I'm only 2 years out of school and have been handed quite a lot of responsibility in executing on a $2B portion of $6B+ AUM and collaborating on research/projects and strategy for the rest. While I enjoy it,...15 days 18 hours 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...14 months 3 weeks ago
+2Best trading platform?Hey all, Pretty straightforward --- Had TD Ameritrade before, but had to close my acct because my firm wants everyone in house. My options are Charles Schwab or Merill. Obviously I can use my firms platform as well, but I don't plan on doing so. Any pros and cons between the 2? I...11 week 3 days ago
+2GS Sponsors M&A GroupHi monkeys I saw a couple of <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> people with this group in their titles on LinkedIn - does anyone know what this group does? Exit ops? Hours? Thanks!120 hours 43 min ago
+6Former Deloitte and Booz Allen Ask Me AnythingHey everyone, I'm pretty new to the site; found it while researching some questions related to B-School admissions and really enjoyed some of the content. Anyhow, I saw plenty of users looking for more info on management consulting and thought I'd make myself available. I spent two...436 days 8 hours ago
+4Who is the wealthiest member on WSO?Who is the wealthiest person that roams WSO? Curious if there are actual ballers on here. Leave your total comp and NW *Also what your position is/was3423 hours 19 min ago
+1No Response After Interview Job OfferI know that everyone on this site has experienced the same thing. Waiting to hear back after an interview is killer. I interviewed at a top Asset Management firm for an analyst gig a week and a half ago. It took two weeks from initial phone conversation to first in person, but I keep hearing...2911 months 3 weeks ago
+3Associate at a small bank, didn't get offer at BB internship, what do I do now?I graduated from an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program in 2017. Over my summer I interned at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...221 week 1 day ago
+1Young business owner trying a career changeI own a small business that I can sell and want a career change to Wall Street. However I lack the experience and did not graduate from a prestigious school. ( I attended a D3 liberal arts school for 3 years before transferring to Kent state) my BA degree is not in finance. Are the <abbr...173 weeks 4 days ago
+2Regarding 2019 IBD Summer Analyst RecruitingSophomore at a top target (H/W) here Keep seeing frantic posts about recruiting being pushed up ridiculously early and <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> postings are already up. All I see so far on career services portal are just info sessions, a few...141 week 1 day ago
+2Renege on Market Risk Offer at MUFG for Oppenheimer IBI'm an international student and had signed with MUFG Market Risk for the summer. Two weeks ago, Oppenheimer <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> reached out for an interview and now I effectively got the offer. I'm not sure if it'd be worth it to...131 week 4 days ago
+1Is there something wrong with me?Hello, I graduated college four years ago with with a 3.3 from a top 40 school. I had MO internships in school, and took a job as an energy market analyst out of college. While in college, I had no problem getting a job once I was selected for an interview. Counting my full-time offer and...131 week 6 days ago
+2How to buy stock with a credit card?I'm a little invested but I feel like right now us a good opportunity for me to make bank. So to that end what are some good ways to buy stock with my credit card? Should I just buy some gold then immediately sell it etc. My limit is 27k for all three cards.132 weeks 6 days ago
+2Leaving MBB to join Uber as Ops ManagerHi all, I would really appreciate your advice on a question I am facing: should I quit my <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> consulting role to join Uber as an Operations Manager in a new city they are launching? My background: I am currently a junior at...111 week 1 day ago
+1Does Mbb check every employer on your resume?I’ve recently been offered a position at an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr></a></span>... not in a consulting role but in a support role for...113 weeks 4 hours ago
+3Who are the top 15 to 20 low income housing investors in NYC?Who are the top 15 to 20 low income housing investors in NYC? Any information would be appreciated.112 weeks 1 day ago
+1Is going to a better school for MAcc worth it?I'm a junior at Arizona State doing my degree in accounting and certificate in business data analytics. I have good leadership positions on campus, an accounting internship, and strong GPA. I have family connections in investment banks and feel that I want to do more than just audit at a...92 weeks 2 days ago
+2Greenhill (Dealflow, Comp, Exit Opps, Culture)Hi everyone, I have several questions regarding Greenhill. It seems that the company took a hit in the past few years, so I was wondering if any current analysts/associates at the firm (or other people familiar with the matter) could address a couple of things: Has the deal flow fallen...95 days 17 hours ago
+2Applied for summer 2018 internship. Company offered me full time offer in 2019. How should I feel? Slightly disappointed after what I thought to be a great interview (didnt network though). Benefits and downsides of going <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> without interning there? I didnt include firm name in case its a sensitive topic.82 days 6 hours ago