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+86How much damage has banking done to your life?We all know banking isn't easy, and I am usually all about encouraging young people to work hard in finance since the long-term benefits to your career can be incredible. But it's good to be realistic about the job - many of us tend to act like heroic titans of finance who love the...13817 hours 40 min ago
+83The Iceland bet - How some hedge funds made huge moneyHello guys, I'm an Economics graduate from the University of Iceland. I thought I'd share with you some information that I believe has never been made public before, at least not in English. It's a story about some brilliant investments that made a select few hedge funds A LOT...411 week 17 hours ago
+54Learn from My MistakesI've always loved this site because even when I was but a wee little lurker in college I could always come on here and hear about all the little details that finance professionals picked up and wish they had known earlier. The big questions, like which offer to take or whether to...882 weeks 10 hours ago
+48WSO Investment Banking Resume Template for College Students Released to the Public!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Resume Template is Out in the Wild!</strong>: <em>Mod Note (Andy): If you're looking for our resume for experienced IB professionals or a <a...991 day 6 hours ago
+52How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't AcceptI apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details. So it finally happened - I received a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...291 week 4 days ago
+37Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how you're experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...6016 hours 51 min ago
+41Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down before Thanksgiving so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both SA and FT interviews so thought I’d lay out some...511 month 3 weeks ago
+32HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort with several people...1487 hours 4 sec ago
+21Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School AdmissionsWSO is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few days: <h4>Natalie</h4> <em>I'm here to answer any questions you have...10203 hours 18 min ago
+32Here is some life advice. Hope you'll find it useful.1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them. 2. Stop talking about where you went to college. 3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. 4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck. 5. It’s okay to trade the possibility of your 80s...551 day 11 hours ago
+22How much money have you saved?I'm 25, and I feel like I have hardly any money saved. I'm looking at going to b-school soon, and will definitely have to take out loans. I don't think that's surprising, but it just got me thinking about how much is normal to have accumulated at this point in my...2815 hours 44 min ago
+23The Unconventional path to IB/PE (AMA)While taking the time to clean and organize my desk after a hectic 4-6 weeks engaged in a deal, I came across my old <a href="//">WSO IB interview materials</a> I used in the past. Seeing these old...203 weeks 23 hours ago
+20Quit the Rat Race and Attempting a Comeback, Here's my AdviceHi fellow monkeys… I’m a brand new poster but have been reading through these boards for a couple of months to pass the time. The preponderance of posts on here regarding happiness and the work life balance have compelled me to add my own .02 cents on these issues, mostly because I think...511 week 5 days ago
+22How to succeed post 20'sIn my early 20s, I really believed that in order to succeed all you need is work really hard. You gotta be gritty to succeed. You gotta put in long hours to be successful. You gotta be very good at technical things and establish yourself as a thought leader in particular domain. I don't...202 weeks 3 days ago
+13Interview Questions: Tell Me A Joke...I recently went for a <a href="//">finance interview</a> at a smaller shop. The interviewer asked me to tell him a joke. I blanked. I ended up saying: <em>"A man walks into library and approaches the...4262 days 2 hours ago
+15What do you Drive and What's your Dream Car?Ladies and Gentlemen, I know a whole lot of you are in NYC or cities where vehicle ownership doesn't make sense, but if somehow you do or for others in places where you have to own a car to get around... 1. What is your current ride and why? 2. What's your dream...2551 week 6 days ago
+14Affirmative Action based on WealthThis topic really hits close to home with me. When I see peers of underrepresented minority (and yet highly affluent/advantaged) backgrounds around me reaping the benefits of affirmative action, I can't help but think there must be a better way. Perhaps, schools or firms should require...851 week 4 days ago
+14AMA: I grew up in Consulting and reinvented my brand 3 timesHappy to answer any questions about how to decide if consulting is right for you, day in the life type questions, how to build a long term, fulfilling career in consulting, and if you are in consulting how to gain experiences without pigeon holing yourself, as well as build a case for promotion....392 days 4 hours ago
+132017 BonusesHow are bonuses looking this year? Sounds like Deutsche got hammered and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> was down 15%. <em> Mod Note: You can find the S&T and <span...944 days 16 hours ago
+13Anyone Play Videogames?Hey everyone, I've seen the discussions about cars, bikes and watches so wanted to bring this up considering I think these are pretty popular. Unfortunately, I think the gaming industry has really been quite lackluster in the last decade or so, pretty much like the film industry. Most...1471 hour 31 min ago
+14My Favourite Question For Wrapping Up InterviewsI don't remember where / who I stole this from, remember kids, there's no originality in banking, but my favourite question when they ask: "Do you have any questions for me / us": What is it about my resume and experience that interest you. It's a beautiful...303 hours 24 min ago
+12AMA: Former BB Rates Trader - Now a prop traderI've enjoyed this forum, and i see lots of people without a clue asking questions about trading, so i thought i'd do an AMA... My path was non-standard, but i've seen others with a similar path to my own. My Path --> Non-Target state school --> Job in BB IT...811 week 7 hours ago
+12Billions Season 2First episode description: Chuck faces scrutiny within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer...491 week 2 days ago
+13What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac. Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write. Next: <span class='keyword_link'><a...1251 week 1 day ago
+11Top 5 Stupidest Publicly Traded Companies I was screening for new l/s ideas yesterday and forgot to filter market cap. Some hilarity ensued, and having a minute this morning, I figured I would share this collection of monkey shit. Yes, these are/were real companies and you can look them up on Cap IQ if you want. **5. Reality Racing...391 hour 6 min ago
+10Wall Street Bro Caught on Camera Humping Fearless Girl StatueIf you haven't seen it yet, a picture has gone viral of someone humping the "fearless girl" statue that faces the Wall Street Charging Bull. According to a Huffington Post <a...1091 hour 30 min ago
+10What's the most valuable and versatile Undergraduate Degree nowadays and looking into the future?As a Senior HS student looking ahead not just 5 years from now but 15 years down the road, it scares me. I've been always interested in studying finance/business for my undergrad. Seeing the stagnating finance industry and the increase in automation (or atleast intentions to do so), I am...1054 days 3 hours ago
+9Martial ArtsAre you guys into martial arts? If yes, which one? I don't really have the time anymore but I loved it (Karate and Hapkido), great for keeping fit and less boring than just running and pumping iron. Maybe I'll see if I can return to Hapkido or start w/ Krav Maga.1042 weeks 10 hours ago
+9Yelled at for saying "No Problem"Hello Monkeys, I had to come to WSO, because what just happened was so absurd, I wanted to get some feedback/opinions of the interaction that just occurred. So I'm a part-time intern at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...951 day 23 min ago
+10Cuisines of the WorldFolks, a definitive ranking of the planet's major cuisines is desperately needed. I have my own list but the problem is it keeps changing. Below are the major cuisines of the world in no particular order, by country. What should the order be? Which are the best cuisines? Why? By the way,...922 days 5 hours ago
+9Day in the Life: Oil Trading Research AnalystI feel like it is often said here and at times overdone, but while every day is a bit different there are certain tasks that happen every week or month. I’m going to split the below into three different types of days to compare. <h3>Day 1: Weekly and Monthly Updates...171 day 15 hours ago
+8AMA: Current junior quantitative researcherHi everyone, I've enjoyed this forum a lot, despite it mostly being about IB. Overall career advice here has been really good for the most part. @thebrofessor" suggested last week to do an AMA so I thought I would give it a shot. A little about me: I went to a target/semi-target...291 day 18 hours ago
+104 Real-Life Consulting Exit Opps of My Former ColleaguesSince I have always continued my career in consulting, I decided to do a social experiment. I conducted an environmental scan through my LinkedIn network. I then categorized my findings into key themes of the most common consulting exit career paths using a cohort of 45 former consulting...263 days 22 hours ago
+8WSO Private Equity Resume Template for Professionals with Deal Experience is Released!<strong>Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!</strong>: <em><b><a href="//">Click here for...253 months 1 week ago
+7Are we moving towards a dramatic ending?There's literally a new, more dramatic Trump story coming out everyday. I know there's a lot of 'fake news' out there. But everyone is reporting a different dramatic story from Breitbart (Democrats invoke Amendment 25) to FiveThirtyEight (Is Trump messing with Government...1151 week 4 days ago
+10List of Sleeper Targets for NYCPeople keep thinking that IB is Ivy/top business program or bust. Would you guys consider these schools as sleeper targets: Kelly - for sure if you're in the IBW Colgate - OCR interviews for almost all interested in IB (10-30 people) NESCAC's Top 4 Liberal Arts - Claremont,...1111 week 2 days ago
+7How bad is f*%&ing a co-worker?Hey guys, I need some advice here. I work at a mid sized office with about 50 employees total. A girl from another team recently broke up with her boyfriend and has hinted that she is down a few times with flirty texts and being touchier than a co-worker should be at a work retreat. She...562 days 3 hours ago
+7AMA: Deloitte S&O -> F500 Corp. Strategy -> M7 -> MBB Bounced between consulting and industry pre-MBA and decided to go back for more consulting post-MBA. I recently received/accepted an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> after a grueling...431 week 6 days ago
+7Anyone willing to sponsor me?After getting dinged from yet another high finance role, I decided it's time to just try something different. Nothing works for me in my life, because I literally have the worst luck in history. Of 4 children, I'm the only one not plagued by some disease or sickness. I have grown up...151 week 6 days ago
+10Dentist Visits Are a Waste of Time!Let me preface by saying I was born with a full set of perfect teeth and so the whole dentist thing has always seemed unnecessary to me, the kind of medical care that people get basically just to demonstrate that they have money, like how New York Jews all go to therapy. A little more...82 weeks 3 days ago
+6The Real Estate Job Hunt - How are people doing?I'm curious to see how other WSOer's job search for CRE is going. Are people seeing a lot of success or struggling?1074 hours 41 min ago
+9AMA - 2.2 GPA Non-Target in BankingCurrent position: 3rd year Teller If you guys have any questions for me, please shoot them over. PM me for more details about exit opps. 71 week 23 hours ago
+7Thank you Thanks WSOEnglish is my second language, so correct me if my grammar is incorrect or the world that I use is not accurate. I found this forum about a month ago, and here, makes me feel like home. I read a lot of the discussions recently, and a lot of useful information that helps someone like me who is...32 weeks 18 hours ago
+6Historians Rank Obama 12th Best PresidentOn the front page of fox this morning there is an <a href="">article</a> about a new survey released Friday that ranked President Obama as the country's 12th best...861 day 22 hours ago
+8Gender Pay Gap - Is it real?With feminism on the rise and recent mass demonstrations for gender equality, I have been hearing a lot about gender pay gap. Something along the lines that a woman is paid 79 cents on the dollar for every dollar a male makes. However, I have not seen viable evidence for this notion, yet it is...802 days 19 hours ago
+8Jay Z is launching a VC FundIn his eternal quest to become a billionaire, Jay Hova is launching a VC fund. Say what you want, but the dude is in no way comfortable being a billionaire when you combine his and his spouse's fortunes. He definitely wants his own billion. In the past few years Jay has launched a sports...762 weeks 1 day ago
+6Favorite Sports MomentSimilar to <a href="">this forum post regarding whether or not we will see another sports year like 2016-17</a>, I was wondering what is the single greatest game/match you have watched...732 weeks 3 days ago
+6Top Documentaries - All-Time Favorites and WhyMasterful story telling is key to content delivery and great documentaries got that in spades. Key Ingredients that make a Documentary great and have a lasting impact on me are: 1. Content 2. Delivery/Directing 3. Length (run-time) Content is at the core of the story telling to...643 weeks 1 day ago
+6What are your favorite/least favorite airports?I'll start us off, LaGuardia is the worst airport in the US. To those who’ve had the luxury of never setting foot in LaGuardia, allow me to provide an overview of the <em>amenities</em>: <ul> <li>Highest rate of flight cancellations and delays in the...603 days 13 hours ago
+6ESPN is losing 10k customers daily - Can Disney save it? After reading about how ESPN is firing millions of dollars in on air talent, and hemorrhaging money all together, I started thinking about how viable the company is for the long term and how it will affect the price of Disney Stock. ESPN is one of Disney's top money makers, and for the last...581 day 1 hour ago
+6What excuses do you guys use to take time off for interviews?In my experience, interviews are scheduled just 2-3 days in advance. This is extremely short notice to take a half day or so off work (depending on anticipated interview time, and location). I'm sure a lot of you work long hours, in a somewhat fast-paced professional environment, how do you...482 days 3 hours 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...451 week 5 days ago
+6What you need to know about IBD in AsiaHello monkeys, any opinions/takeaways about investment banking in Asia? Here's what I have gathered from reading various threads on WSO: <h3>Hong Kong: </h3> <ul> <li> Usually takes most of its analysts from top US/UK universities, although I heard recently...272 weeks 4 days ago
+6WSO Monkey at OWS VideosLast week we sent our very own mascot out to OWS to charm the crowd, pass out some bananas, engage in some conversation and spread the message: "Wall Street Monkeys are not part of the 1%" Best videos of the bunch are below, and if you haven't seen the photos yet, see the...193 weeks 6 days ago
+5Most Mundane ShitYou read correctly. What is the most mundane shit us monkeys do? This is what I've got so far (in no particular order): 1. Manual data entry 2. Working group lists 3. Buyer logs 4. Logo slides 5. Weird custom transaction precedents like break fees. Lay it on me. I want <span...1141 week 16 hours ago
+6Mar 16, 2017 - Morning Brew Daily <h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]Car makers will adapt to everything” — Nissan turnaround legend Carlos Ghosn commenting on the potential NAFTA changes and globalization challenges like Brexit and #MAGA.[/quote] </br> <p...06 hours 13 min ago
+5Airline of Choice?I saw the <a href="">topic on drinks on flights</a>, so I thought I'd get a somewhat related topic going as well. What airlines do you monkeys prefer (from a passenger's perspective). I used to be...953 days 20 hours ago
+5Snap IPO Prices at 17 Dollars a shareHonestly I am just surprised this wasn't posted already. An <a href="">article</a> on CNBC stated that Snap priced its public offering at $17 dollars a share. [quote] Snap priced its public offering at $17 a...7911 hours 56 min ago
+5Best Up-and-coming/MM PE fundsName some funds outside the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co">KKR</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackstone-group">BX</a></span>/Apollo...672 weeks 2 days ago
+5Just Living the DreamDude next to me answers every "how's it going" with some variation of "you know how it is; just living the dream, man". Little background; He's vegan and almost sounds like the Dude in his laid back nonchalant manner. I know it's standard corporate generic...491 week 6 days ago
+5What are your thoughts on changing dress code?Basically, I think this sensationalizing of modernizing workplace attire is just getting corny. It's just like people find the ugliest jeans and sneakers possible, and seem to be competing on who cares the least and who's more laid back than everyone else. And, tech CEOs or others...395 days 15 hours ago
+5How Quick will it Snap ? Valuation of SnapChatSnapchat (recently renamed Snap Inc.) has filed for an IPO reportedly set for Q1 2017. Snap is seeking a valuation of $25 Bn according to reports at Bloomberg . The question arises if such a rich valuation of 25X Forward Revenue makes sense at all. "**At $25 Bn, Snapchat would have...3712 hours 1 min ago
+5Where Was Your First Job Post-MBA? Where Are You Now?There has been a ton of talk about which MBA is the best, how do I get to a MF right out of school, and other prestige-related discussions at length.. Yet there are many ways to get to the top and I'd love to hear forum responses on this: 1) Your first RE job out of b-school...276 days 19 hours ago
+5Buffet Slams Wall Street MonkeysWarren <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Buffett</a></span> devoted more than four pages of annual shareholder letter to criticize active managers on Wall Street. He stated that they charge...261 week 2 days ago
+5IB MD AMAHi, its that time of year when I feel like giving back. I've been in the game for 18 years, both US and UK. Sales, IB, Quant, even did a stint at an <span class='keyword_link'><a...203 hours 9 min ago
+6Should consultants get an MBA? 8 scenarios to consider One of the most common questions I discuss with aspiring consultants is whether they should go back to school to earn an MBA if they want to become successful in consulting. The blueprint that many people have in their minds as they think about consulting seem to fall into one of three paths for...152 days 23 hours ago
+520 balance sheet ratios every investor should be aware ofWhether you're managing your portfolio for yourself or for someone else, [here]( are 20 balance sheet ratios you may want to be aware of. Thoughts? [quote] Solvency Ratios 1. Quick Ratio = (Current...142 weeks 6 days ago
+5WSO Happy Hour: Thur 2/23, 7:00pm @5th and MadHappy 2017, dear monkeys! Join us for the second happy hour of 2017! Come by and enjoy a few drinks and bites with fellow finance professionals. First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 23rd, @ 7:00pm <strong>How to find the group:</strong> Mention...62 weeks 6 days ago
+6New 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="//">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...43 weeks 1 day ago
+5Respecting the grindI just gotta give a huge shoutout to WSO for being a community where people can respect the things you do, are willing to do, and have done to get where you are. I am taking an unpaid internship this summer at a PE firm to get necessary experience to hopefully break into the IB/PE industry after...22 weeks 21 hours ago
+4Is there any part of the financial industry that is growing?So me and my colleagues were discussing over lunch how things are generally worse off in the industry since its heyday. Investment Banks face more regulations. Equity research and S&T revenues are dropping (atleast for European banks) Hedge funds and AM are seeing money move to passive...772 weeks 1 day ago
+4What Markets and Core sub markets do you think will experience rapid growth over the next 3-5 years ? As the title describes what areas do you think will pop in the next 3-5 years both domestically and internationally. My pick is De Moines Iowa and Newark NJ. I think growth in these areas is inevitable. 622 weeks 3 days ago
+4Horrible Boss or is this Wall St?Hello Everyone, I'll keep this short and sweet. I took an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> job out of school (after running my own little ER biz). Working on Wall St is great,...592 weeks 3 days ago
+4Your worst work experiences Curious to hear some of your stories with firms in your career in the RE industry. I'm sure a lot of you had worked at small firms where it might have been a cluster fuck or you got hoodwinked into a position that wasn't what you thought it was.511 month 3 weeks ago
+4BankismsThat's right. All the nonsense that's said. 1. "We got to dig into the numbers" 2. "Those logos look blurry to me" ... Provide your best below.4610 hours 41 min ago
+4When would you quit? I have a dilemma - investment banking has been bad for my physical and mental health. I went through a period where I was still turning up to work but where my health was making it really hard for me to do much, and my performance reviews went from fantastic to unsatisfactory. Since then,...411 week 4 days ago
+4Can't sleep before interviewsHi everyone, Frustrating experience here. After months of prep, couldn't sleep before an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> final round and blew the interview. Happened for the first time a...371 week 5 days ago
+7AMA: Nothing to REPEThis forum and WSO helped me with my RE career, along with several other friends, colleagues and resources. I want to give back. I went from an unknown school, to a semi-target school, to a top 5 REPE firm where I later received a promotion. All of this with a meager GPA. Ask me anything.366 days 11 hours ago
+4Division 1 College Football PlayerI recently graduated from Tulane University in December with a degree in business management and minor in legal studies. Unlike most of my peers I did not have an internship with a company because my summers were devoted to football training. I am realizing that playing football these...301 week 1 day ago
+4Spirit in the Sky: Drink Recs for Airplane RidesBeing a frequent flyer, I've always noticed that Bloody Mary's tasted better when on the airplane. I wrongfully assumed that this was because of how the airlines prepared their drinks, but recently read this <a...271 week 5 days ago
+4AMA: Non-target -> TAS -> MM IBAll, WSO has been a great resource for me during my path to break into banking. I wanted to give back by doing an AMA given that I'm ramping down my current work load since I'm starting in a month. A quick background: I went to a non-target school, went into a non-big 4 firm...261 day 3 hours ago
+4What to wear to a work happy hour?Hey guys, I have a happy hour event in a few weeks at the boutique I will be starting at after graduation to meet the other analysts and get to know everyone at the firm. I was wondering what would be the appropriate attire for this type of event? I was thinking I should wear a full suit...232 weeks 2 days ago
+4Best Sources for New PositionsI'm curious to hear WSO's take on what the best resources are for finding a new position. This could become a valuable thread going forward. I just went through this process myself and found it pretty interesting that different avenues had vastly different hit rates for securing an...223 weeks 3 days ago
+4If you had $100mm to invest, what would you invest in? Market? Debt vs Equity? Product-Type?This is a question commonly asked in interviews and would be helpful to this forum. Plus, it would be interesting to hear the opinions of the members of WSO.211 week 3 days ago
+4Got Denied from JP Morgan's Junior Analyst ProgramDon't really have much else to say. Just felt like sharing for anyone else who may have faced a similar fate. Kind of bummed out, but what can ya do. Just gotta keep the head down and keep plowing forward =] Best of luck to all who were accepted to the program!202 weeks 14 hours ago
+4Best and worst KickStarter campaigns you've seen? Believe the hype they say, believe the hype. Well, that's what people did back in the day for a cooler that was just a little bit cooler than the rest called...152 weeks 4 days ago
+5The Purge - Asset Management EditionMonkeys, the purge is beginning, and I think this is only the tip of the iceberg. In short, Fido is offering packages to 3,000 workers who meet the 55+10 requirement (55yo + 10y of service), looks to be a year or two of severance, and maybe with some vesting of deferred stuff (an assumption as...142 weeks 1 day ago
+4Opinion: Herbalife vs. Ackman, four years later"Now four years in the making, the protracted battle Pershing Square - Herbalife (HLF) is detailed nicely in the most recent New Yorker magazine article "[Financiers fight over the American...122 weeks 45 min ago
+3Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) so let's keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world to be social chairs to help organize WSO meet ups / happy hours. Email me ( to get an...921 week 3 days ago
+6Real Estate Industry in a bubble? Was speaking with someone in my network (M7 mba student, soon to be working in RE) about the amount of RE interest/activity on WSO and he responded *"With this amount of interest I should worry that I am entering an industry that's in a massive bubble!"* I fed him some a...771 week 1 day ago
+3White House blocks news organisations from press briefing Trying to get some fresh perspective on this. Most of my friends are very left-leaning, and there (perhaps unsurprisingly) hasn't seemed to be...572 weeks 1 day ago
+3Best Passport?Considering changing my citizenship to something that might reduce my taxes, and give me visa-free travel to some of the world's best hotspots. No, I do not want to be American, and yes, I would prefer someplace where I could stay for a relatively long period (so that cuts Bermuda, etc.)....506 days 21 hours ago
+3Wendy's newest menu item: TechnologyOver the past few weeks, automation has been a trending theme among many industries. Granted automation has its benefits with regards to labour cost cuts, it also presents a contributing negative factor; unemployment. <u>Wendy's recent announcement:</u> [quote] The Dublin,...465 days 20 hours ago
+3The Worlds First Trillionaire Will Be An AI EntrepreneurJust read an article where Mark Cuban stated that the worlds first trillionaire will be an AI Entrepreneur. I'm not necessarily a Mark Cuban fan (he's the most obnoxious NBA owner), but I think he is right in regards to AI. I think this is an incredible area of tech that is primed for...4018 hours 5 min ago
+3Mayweather vs McGregor a go?So apparently this fight is closer to reality than many thought. According to the Irish Sun: [quote] A source close to the Straight Blast Gym star told the Irish Sun: “Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agreed a deal to fight and have both settled on their respective fees. The...362 weeks 6 days ago
+3MD put me in charge of recruiting. Wtf? I'm a sophomore interning at a boutique M&A shop. Basically I sat in on an internship interview with my MD and ended up taking the lead a little bit, and was put in charge of conducting first round interviews for the summer 2017 SA class, of which I will be a part, and for junior level...343 days 15 hours ago
+3Tony Robbins - what's your opinion? I've always been *extremely* wary of guys like him, particularly when they have something to sell. I'm know he may have some solid advice but I've always avoided listening to him directly - I usually prefer it to be first filtered through the voices I already trust (e.g. via...337 hours 59 min ago
+3Is short selling ethical?Monkeys, I was going through this article on Roger Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management: The author mentions that "Short sellers are generally reviled by corporations as malevolent...321 hour 18 min ago
+3Clemson MRED ProgramI got my acceptance to Clemson's MRED program about a month ago, but have been hesitant to pull the trigger on it. My main concern is the cost (55k for 18 months). I'm just not sure if I can justify taking on that much debt without having a better idea of what entry level pay is. ...303 weeks 1 day ago
+3Pandora's plan to dethrone SpotifyI remember when Pandora first came out in 2005 and It was incredible. Pandora changed the music world, and then just sort of slowly faded into the back of peoples’ minds. Has the window for Pandora to compete against Spotify closed? Pandora has released its version of Spotify, to capture a new...302 hours 13 min ago
+3Should I quit my back office job?Currently at a boutique doing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span>. Job duties includes office mgmt, IT, corporate accounting, account recon/banking, and several other back office...2921 hours 21 min ago
+4Supersonic Airplane - $12k+ ticket for NY to UK in 11mins?Once upon a time we had the Concorde Jet which retired out of service by Air France and British Airways on 10 April 2003 after the low passenger count following the 25 July 2000 crash and the general bear market for air travel post 11 September 2001. Ticket price for a roundtrip between the...281 week 1 day ago
+3No Bonuses (Lower Bucket) at GoldmanGoldman just denied bonuses for the lower bucket IB performers (100 total). Tough times for some, especially since bonuses are the bloodline and a huge motivator for many financial service workers. Since the qty is so small is this even worth discussing? Do you think it's likely we...263 weeks 2 days ago
+3Credit Card of Choice - Points, Cashback, or Miles?A discussion on Airlines got me thinking about the best vehicle to incur monthly debt for which the full balance will be remitted at end of the month to reap the rewards of **Points, Cashback, or Miles.** I've had a couple of credit cards in the past and have consolidated to just two...261 week 3 days ago
+3Meet the 19 year old MBA studentApparently, there is a 19 old attending at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey school of business. According to this <a href="">article</a> he is quite the prodigy. [quote] The Los Angeles native...251 day 16 hours ago
+3SA Approach at this stageTrying to receive an SA offer for this summer, have no luck so far. I understand that I have to focus on purely regional botiques at this time, and have been doing so. What should an approach look like this late into recruiting. Lately I have been cold-emailing people at firms, with a...213 weeks 23 hours ago
+3Employees Across US Fired for Joining Day Without Immigrants ProtestI actually saw this story trending Facebook first, but a <a href="">story</a> has now hit the front page of CNBC. Apparently a bunch of people just decided to not show...213 weeks 16 hours ago
+3New WSO Home Page Redesign is Live!Hey guys, as you can probably tell, we just released a dramatically different version of the home page. It still needs some polishing now that we can see it on live with real updated / data, but by and large, what we did was the following: 1. For logged out visitors, we tried to focus more...204 hours 25 min ago
+3Best Place to Smoke Cigars in NYC?Hey Monkeys Just moved to the Big Apple and looking for a spot to smoke a stogie and meet cool people. Been going to Casa de Montecristo's every Friday due to their awesome BYOB policy and bumping DJ. Probably going to check out Carnegie Club here pretty soon. Any recommendations on...193 weeks 21 hours ago
+3LCD - The new study aid?There is a new trend in Silicon Valley according to Chris Kilham, Medicine Hunter Inc Founder. Its called LSD microdosing and you use a fraction of the amount of LSD you would normally use to trip. [quote] It seems at around 10 micrograms or so, or 12 micrograms of LSD, is sufficient to...152 days 19 hours ago
+3I stutter. Can I be an MBB consultant?The title really sums it up. I believe I have the requisite credentials on my resume to get an interview at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>. I'm in the finance field right now, and I really...153 days 15 hours ago
+3Affirmative Action - White, URM, or ORM?The other AA post had me thinking. For Asian american mixed applicants to undergrad schools, would it be better to list ethnicity as white rather than Asian? It's pretty well documented that the admission bar is higher for Asians as they generally score higher on standardized testing, so...151 week 2 days ago
+3Could Lehman Brothers have been saved?Could Lehman have been saved? A professor at John's Hopkins, Lawrence Ball recently wrote a paper explaining that the fall of Lehman was primarily the fault of Henry Paulson. Here's a link to the paper: And a Bloomberg podcast of...142 weeks 1 day ago
+3Calgary IB RankingsHello, Currently a sophomore and going to be doing PE in Toronto this summer but want to go back home to Calgary afterwards and do banking. Lots of the information on the site for Calgary is dated and almost all of the O&G info stuff is Houston focused. I just wanted to get a more...1416 hours 2 min ago
+3Asking: "Did I get the job" & Game TheoryAfter some recent interviewing and many second and third rounds I started to ask myself a question... Do interviewer's know if they are going to hire someone immediately? As an example if I were to ask at the end of the interview did I get the job, would the interviewer have to...142 days 2 hours ago
+3Partners Group AG vs. Carlyle Group I was lucky enough to be given FT offers at both of these firms. I'm currently a senior and trying to decide which is the better option to pursue. The role at Carlyle is with their RE PE team. The role at Partners Group is a 3-year analyst program through PE, RE PE, and Infra....916 hours 13 min ago
+3PERE comp table ![image][image] ... when PERE last wrapped a feature around a comprehensive piece of research on compensation levels in 2010, we did not appreciate just how loudly. It was easily the most-read article published...76 days 11 hours ago
+3UK Non-Target to FT Analyst at Top Tier M&A FirmHi everyone, This website has been incredibly useful to me, and I owe a lot of career success to it. It’s given me a lot of excellent insight into <span class='keyword_link'><a...33 weeks 5 days ago
+5What is wrong with Ebola Monkey?This guy has some serious issues, have a look at his last two posts. I think it is a combination of pent up anger and self pitty. Thoughts?34 min 20 sec ago
+3200,000 Threads + Millions of Comments on WSO - The Merge & Purge ProjectJust wanted to give Nick, our resident Excel guru, a big shout out for helping us merge and purge thousands upon thousands of discussions over the 10+ year history of WSO. Below is a sneak peak into what he has been doing for the past 6 months. We have at least another year to go before we...01 week 20 hours ago
+3How Hungry are You to Win at Everything?@DickFuld" can attest to this truly inspirational quote: [quote]I want to reach in, rip out their heart and eat it before they die.[/quote] Japanese businessmen schooled Larry Ellison on competition by saying that the Japanese view competition as: [quote]Other people trying to...578 min 11 sec ago
+3Opinions On Bryant University?Was recently accepted to Bryant University for undergraduate and they gave me a lot of money (25k per year and their highest scholarship is 30k per year). It will be somewhat hard to turn down their offer. How are Bryant students and the university in general regarded in the investment banking...432 weeks 2 hours ago
+2New at poker. How did you all learn the basics of the game?I noticed there are a lot of poker players on WSO. I'm starting to get an interest in the game but still don't understand some basics in the game. I get confused with things such as when to call and check, as some of the tutorial courses I take (like poker fighter) don't...374 days 1 hour ago
+2If you had $1B, but could only make one investment with it, what would you do with the money?Title says it all. Trading structure/strategy can be as complex as you'd like, but the money has to be put toward just one "bet." For example: shorting a call on a Euro stocks index and going long on EUR/USD puts to invest in the idea that the Eurozone will fall.361 week 4 days ago
+2Tear Apart My ModelHi All! I created a single family rental model because I'm interested in creating some rental income down the road. My model is attached. It's annual rather than monthly, and my assumptions are noted in the cells. The red text contains the input variables. Tear it apart. Constructive...351 week 4 days ago
+3Columbia B-School NEW Masters program- Opinions? Is it worth it?Hi guys, So, I've been admitted into this very new Masters program at Columbia Business School - Masters of Science Accounting and Fundamental Analysis. 2017 would be the program's first batch to enrol. A lot of you guys are quite switched on, hence I'd be very keen to hear...352 weeks 18 hours ago
+2I WILL pay for your coffee/lunch!I feel like this is the most basic question ever, but it's a problem I am constantly having. People are always paying for meals/coffee with me, even if I reach out to them for a meeting or <span class='keyword_link'><a...343 weeks 10 hours ago
+2Investing Opportunity in Oil?I used to love discussing the oil market on cnbc before they got rid of the comments section. With the large drop today and relative weakness the last few weeks in oil I was wondering what everyone's opinion on the sector is currently. With OPEC showing record compliance to the deal to...331 day 3 hours ago
+2Has anyone here actually made it in RE on their own after leaving their formal job?For example, you did 2 years as an analyst at HFF, then 2 years REPE, maybe 2 years in development, then left to start your own little shop or successfully learned enough about RE to live off your own personal RE investments?335 days 16 hours ago
+2Best path to Development?I know real estate as a whole has no direct path but someone with not really any full time experience relative to development/CRE finance..what is the best way if one can't get a Development Analyst type role off the bat? I really don't want to do Brokerage even as a debt/IS Analyst...332 weeks 3 days ago
+2GOP Releases Plan to Repeal, Replace ObamacareAn <a href="">article</a> on CNBC stated that congressional Republicans released their formal plan for replacing Obamacare tonight. [quote] The bill calls for issuing a refundable,...325 days 23 hours ago
+2London 2017 IBD SA Offers - Nomura vs UBSThanks for your help monkeys. / thread321 week 3 days ago
+3Preparation and Aspiration -- Getting Ready for the Analyst StintGuys, so I am staring down my FT start with an NYC EB after a successful SA stint, and I am here to see if you guys have any advice on how to prepare so that I can hit the ground running. While I certainly would love advice on technical prep (should I be modeling on the weekends or reading...303 weeks 1 day ago
+2Columbia vs Berkeley Haas MBA - Full ScholarshipsCurious for some input. I've been admitted at UC Berkeley Haas in their full time program with full tuition and fees (both years) funded by an outside org. I've also been admitted to Columbia with a full ride funded by the school (full tuition for two years, fees not covered). At the...282 days 2 hours ago
+2How do you stay productive?My fellow monkeys, What do you do to keep yourself productive at work? I usually feel my productivity significantly diminishes after 3pm (even after my second cup of coffee around 1 ish at lunch). I try to drink tea in the afternoon to keep myself awake, or I just take 10mins to go for a...283 weeks 3 days ago
+2Cash is no longer kingI've posted on the use of credit cards, and the incentives that overwhelmingly push us in that direction. The same can be said for small and large businesses. Using cash is a liability, it opens you up to theft and risk, while making the transactions process more difficult, resulting in...261 week 2 days ago
+2Chances of MBA summer internship for IB with 640 GMATHi all, I was admitted to a few programs and will be attending a top 15 full-time MBA program at an Elite Finance Target MBA program (think CBS, Cornell Johnson, Duke, UVA Darden, NYU Stern) and want to pivot into investment banking, however, I am coming in with a 640 <span...262 weeks 1 day ago
+2Family Offices in NYC & GreenwichI have two interviews with two separate Family Offices coming up soon. Anyone know their leverage level, how active they tend to be and the pay and hours?263 days 19 hours ago
+2Goldman Sachs Black Analyst ProgramNot sure if everyone's seen this: [Black Analyst Program]( At what point does diversity recruiting cross the line to being racist?252 weeks 2 days ago
+2Goodwill during acquisitionHi! On one of the interview I was asked if there were an acquisition deal where A company was going to buy Burger King but with no further use of their brand with purchase price >> fair value. Is there a goodwill? As far as I can understand we capitalised goodwill then test it for...251 week 19 hours ago
+3Investment IdeaI am an ex hedge-fund junior trader, and have (limited) research experience working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I came across an investment idea I thought was particularly...246 days 12 hours ago
+2Natural Birth vs. C-SectionI just heard Joe Rogan and Arian Foister shitting on women having C-section to keep the box tight. I’d like to discuss. My wife and I are planning on doing that. She’s very petite and currently has a tight snatch and does kegels and we don’t want that to change. The only benefit of natural...241 day 17 hours ago
+2NYC Summer Intern Housing Thread 2017Hey Guys, I will be doing an IB internship this summer in NYC and wanted to start a thread about housing. I was curious what other incoming <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> here plan...233 days 4 hours ago
+2How did you guys decide on Consulting?Hello guys! I was wondering on how you guys decided on consulting as a career? As a sophomore in college whose interested in the finance industry I'm having a hard time deciding between what types of <span class='keyword_link'><a...221 week 5 days ago
+2WSO Caption Contest - March 13th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtWSO Caption Contests are back! You guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the...2256 min 52 sec ago
+2Fixed vs. Floating Rate Wanted to get some feedback on a term sheet we received from a bank lender (Top 10 bank AUM). We requested a fixed and floating rate option from the lender. We received a term sheet with a 7-year fixed option and a 1-month <span class='keyword_link'><a...223 weeks 1 day ago
+2"No drinking rule" established for employeesLloyd's of London, an insurance company in Europe, recently notified its several hundred employees that drinking alcohol between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm is forbidden. Apparently, it used to be popular to consume liquor with lunch, but the practice has died out over the years....213 weeks 1 day ago
+2Is it ok to bring a backpack to work in Asset Management?Might be a stupid question but I start my internship this summer and I wanted to bring my backpack for anything I needed to bring home. I don't know what's typical in high finance gigs but the office seemed slightly on the casual side (some people were dressed clean-cut but with tennis...211 day 1 hour ago
+2How exactly do I actually prepare for modeling interviews? "Practice" is incredibly vagueAs someone looking to make a move, I feel like I should do some additional prep for any incoming modeling interviews (obviously). My modeling skills are ok; not great, but ok. Problem is...I have no idea how to go about this. I have a BIWS login, so there's that, but there's also...216 days 12 hours ago
+2All-in VP CompAnybody have insight into recent VP comp (Salary+cash+non-cash) at BBs? NYC specifically, but interested in general. Also, M&A vs. coverage?202 weeks 6 days ago
+3Is $75,000 Really The Pinnacle Of Happiness?First off, I would like to start by saying that this isn't a post about what is and what isn't a lot of money. $75,000 isn't just some small sum of money; a great majority of people would be happy to make that. This is more along the lines of a discussion on the happiness incurred...201 week 6 days ago
+2Automating M&A?Hey Guys, Read an article about how [GS is exploring automation for M&A]( Not so much for deal making but perhaps in terms of valuation, content creation etc. What do you guys think about this? Is it possible to occur...201 week 6 days ago
+2LIHTC Equity PricingAre there any other LIHTC developers or syndicators out there? Where have you seen equity pricing go in the last few months since the election? I have heard that many syndicators are in trouble as they haven't been able to find investors to replace them on deals they bought into at the top...202 weeks 5 days ago
+2OSU Fisher or Indiana KelleyI am a current senior in high school set on investment banking. So far I have been rejected from Wharton, deferred from Michigan, UVA, and UNC. The only schools I have gotten into are Miami (Oxford), Indiana, and OSU. I still have 12 more final decisions to hear, but was wondering whether I...203 days 14 hours ago
+2Does it make sense to MBA?I always imagined myself getting an MBA after spending a few years climbing up the ladder, but I wonder if the cost (including opp cost) may be too much to recoup in a decent time. I'm 29, work in insurance product management (Director level), and make $150K including bonus. The comp is...201 day 14 hours ago
+2Boutique IB offer vs. stay non-big 4 TASBackground: I'm a 2nd year analyst at a prominent non-big 4 firm doing TAS (valuation / M&A DD) and I just got an offer for a boutique bank (I'd solely be doing middle market M&A) in a second tier city, which I'm currently working in. FWIW, this is the first banking offer...182 weeks 1 day ago
+2Citi Chicago - Exit Opps, Reputation, B-School Placement?Hi guys! Does anyone have any information about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span> Chicago's reputation, particularly in the Chicago investment banking scene? Here's what I've heard, but I'd...171 week 4 days ago
+2temp to full-time at PE or deal sourcing in M&A?Well back at it again. While I still continued to beat a dead bush for IB I encountered two "less ideal" opportunities but then again its better than nothing.. * There's one with a PE fund thats doing an unpaid internship for 3 months that eventually turns into being a...173 days 2 hours ago
+2Snapchat IPO's $24mil Upside for... A Highschool?!Saint Francis Highschool in Mountain View California decided to invest $15,000 in Snapchat back in 2012 under invitation from a students father who is a VC investor. When the bell rang on 2 March 2017, the highschool unwound 2/3 of its position at $17/share to raise $24mil. No bad for a $15k...176 days 16 hours ago
+3Does anyone else feel this way with networking?As we all know, it's who you know and especially in this industry it's most important. However, when reaching out to guys, I feel I'm just doing the "cliche" thing everyone else is. I email a guy and I get all giddy he responded and is willing to chat briefly over the...164 days 5 hours ago
+2Knowledge Sharing: Corporate Development / M&AHello, I am currently working on implementing an M&A department within the group I work for. As our industry is really fragmented we need to grow in the coming years as the market will consolidate. We did several deals in the past years mainly based on sell side presentations of M&A...163 days 2 hours ago
+2Dilemma- USC MSF/ WUSTL MSFC/ NYU MBA?Hi all, I was recently admitted to USC's MSF program and still waiting for WUSTL MSFC and NYU's MBA decision. Since the interview with both schools went well I'm going to assume that I get the offers in the end. Any advice on which school to choose would be very much...169 hours 38 min ago
+2IB Analyst Offer: JP Morgan vs Lincoln InternationalWould I be crazy to choose <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lincoln-international" target="_blank">Lincoln International</a></span> over <span class='keyword_link'><a...1615 hours 19 min ago
+2LA Area Development Shops Looking to relocate to LA ASAP to work in development. Current development professional in a major East Coast market. Would really appreciate your guys' thoughts on whether any major players are missing from this list which I should investigate. Hopefully this list is a resource for others...162 weeks 5 days ago
+2Best source for a personal loan?WSO, need your advice: due to health reasons I need a short term loan in the $3k-$5k range, what is the best source? Planning to research and other similar lending sites this evening, also plan on applying for a loan via my credit union. -Family/friends not an option -Mom...161 week 5 days ago
+2Dating a Hedge Fund ManagerI have been "seriously" dating a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> manager (in his early 40's, never married, withdrawn). Think Christian Bale's...163 weeks 3 days ago
+2Banks/Groups With Gym Friendly Culture? From reading many posts on here, it sounds like there are quite a few former athletes on Wall Street. If this is true, I feel like there has to be some groups that place high priority on gym time. Any athlete will understand that its nearly impossible to just stop working out on a consistent...156 days 41 min ago
+3Understanding the Metric of RE Cap RatesHey Guys, I am a little bit confused on the Metric of RE Cap Rates. I understand that Cap Rates are NOI / Value but am confused to why a property with a higher NOI would would have a lower value. A building with a $50,000 NOI at a 4% cap is valued at $1.25 M while a building with a...152 weeks 18 hours ago
+2European Vs American Graduation systemHello everyone, I am a new monkey in the business and was wondering what the differences are between America and Europe in post-bachelor education. I have read that bachelor -> Work 2-3y -> MBA, is a very solid and standard way to grow in the industry, but in my surroundings in the...152 weeks 4 hours ago
+2"Tax The Robots" Says Bill GatesStumbled upon an interesting article on Forbes that talked about taxing robots that replace human workers. Seems like an interesting concept that could possibly gain attention in the coming future. I mean this is something I've never even considered, but it sounds like it makes sense. With...153 weeks 2 days ago
+2History comes to back to haunt Yahoo CEOThe data breach of Yahoo in 2014 has made headlines yet again, but this time for a different reason. Due to: [quote] “Certain senior executives did not properly comprehend or investigate” the hacks, the independent committee investigating the breach has determined, the company said in...131 week 4 days ago
+2HK BB groups rank and return rate?So I am curious about how would you rank different groups in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> at HK? Also what is the return rate in 2015 and outlook in 2016? Got a <span...131 week 1 day ago
+2Buying properties to sell/rentAnyone have any models they can share about this topic? Looking to buy properties for quick turnover or cash flow and need some models to see if they are worth the investment. Thank you kindly.132 weeks 2 days ago
+2Blackrock Cut Bonuses - Who's Next?Hey Monkeys, A story just broke out that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> is cutting bonuses due money flowing into passive funds. Many of us choose roles in <span...121 week 2 days ago
+2Nerves and excitement - Tips to help out a sophomore SA I have been reading WSO since senior year of high school when I knew that I wanted to go into finance. After working at a small PE shop last summer, I was really fortunate to receive an <span class='keyword_link'><a...122 weeks 5 days ago
+2Help choosing between multiple undergraduate business schoolsHello, my name is Mike and I currently trying to choose my school to pursue my undergraduate studies. I have applied to multiple business schools as a Finance major and have been accepted into all of them; however, this has put me in a tough situation with having to choose between several...125 days 10 hours ago
+2Right bank - wrong group or Wrong bank - right group?Curious what people think when evaluating this kind of a scenario? Imagine a choice between a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...122 weeks 1 day ago
+2Cracks in the PE Bubble Beginning to Show?In a previous thread, there was a lot of speculation around PE being the next high finance sector to follow the growing trend of squeezed margins and lower frequency of transactions. An FT article from February 2017 mentioned how analysis from Bain showed that buyout groups' share of...111 week 3 days ago
+2Space Travel and Tourism - A Space Odyssey to Mars and Beyond!NASA did extraordinary things back in 1969 by putting a Man on the Moon. Now, the torch bearer has been passed to private industry with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...103 weeks 2 hours ago
+2MM IBD vs. Pension Fund PE Looking for some opinions on this topic. Particularly looking at exit ops and top MBA candidacy. 1. MM <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> SA - i.e. <span...102 weeks 3 days ago
+3Why You Probably Shouldn't Work in Amazon (And Banking!)Hello monkeys, I recently stumbled upon two very interesting narratives from ex-employees at Amazon. Here are the links: [Working for Amazon: Better Than Sex, Worse Than Hell (Part 1)]( [Working for Amazon: Better...101 week 12 hours ago
+2WSO NCAA Bracket Tournament Challenge <a href="">Here is the link to the group.</a> Who's your pick to win it all? **Group info:** * Group name: WSO * Password: WallStreet1 * Maximum number of brackets per person:...101 day 17 hours ago
+2What is the work culture of a hedge fund?Since most are small... does that mean they act and feel like a startup? Or despite being small, do they tend to act very corporate? Appreciate all 1st-hand input.83 days 8 hours ago
+2Most Unconventional Ways To Make Six Figures???It seems like every week I come across a new article about some kid making six figures through some outlandish way. Whether its from reselling Jordans, selling antiques on eBay, or creating a new app; there is always some unconventional way. It almost makes me feel disappointed in myself, like I...82 weeks 6 days ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<h2>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h2> <h3>OPEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS*: </h3> <ul> <li><a href="//">Blogging Internship</a></li> *Top <span...83 months 2 weeks ago
+2Do MBB firms check GPA for experienced hires?I'm heading into the final round for a consulting role at an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> firm tomorrow. I didn't have a good GPA for my undergrad but I've accumulated good...83 weeks 5 days ago
+2Pigeonholed in a CareerHey guys and gals, I'm looking for some advice. I am a first year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> Private Bank and graduated from a top tier public school....81 week 2 days ago
+2Schools and Internships (Currently in Community College)So at the present time, I am currently in community college nearing the end (one more semester to go until I have an associates) I; however, plan to transfer before then. I currently have a 4.0 and live in Northern New Jersey so I was considering NYU, Rutgers, Baruch, and Cornell. I believe NYU...72 weeks 1 day ago
+2Too common to get into HBS?Hey guys, I'd like to pick your brain. First of all, my background is like below. - Target School: HBS - Ethnic: Asian male (neither Chinese nor Indian) - Work experience: Joined mid-cap PE right after undergraduate (Previously targeted 2018 matriculation w/ 2.5 year work experience...71 day 9 hours ago
+2What Clubs Were You Apart Of In College? I feel like clubs are one of the best ways to make connections. You never know who you'll meet, and who that person ends up knowing. I've found out that it doesn't have to be business related either. For example, I overhead an older student explaining how he joined a cooking club,...73 weeks 18 hours ago
+2OpenSource Argus?Hello all, Apologies if I missed this in a previous thread. Does anyone out there know whether a decent OpenSource (free) alternative to Argus <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 5 days ago
+2Laptop Reccomendations?I will be a freshman Finance student and was looking for some laptop recs. Do I need or would it help to have a 10 key built into the laptop? Thanks! 74 days 15 hours ago
+2Consulting to REPE?Question is: Is it possible? Assuming two scenarios: (a) I join an MC like say <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>/LEK/ATK (maybe Big 4) too; OR (b) I join the Infrastructure Advisory division of...66 days 3 hours ago
+2Software Engineer to MSF to ??? adviceAlright WSO, a buddy of mine is a lurker here and has enlisted my help. he studied econ undergrad at a non target and has worked in software the past several years, most recently as a software engineer developing enterprise level software in Chicago. he's been accepted to a MSF (top 5 in...61 day 5 hours ago
+2Female attire for SA?What is the typical attire for a female <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>? (<span class='keyword_link'><a...63 weeks 8 hours ago
+2Morgan Stanley Women Early InsightsI applied for this but haven't heard anything and the program is in 2 weeks. Has anyone heard back? 61 week 6 days ago
+2Thoughts on Student Housing opportunities in acquisitions and development?Does anyone have any insight on student housing investors, operators, and developers? Not freshman dorms, but ground leased residential apartment buildings marketed to students? Would working on these types of Assets provide a transferable skillset to transition to multifamily assets? It...548 min 10 sec ago
+2Chase Lost $200 million On Sapphire Reserve, CEO Wishes It Was MoreNow that we know what the monkey’s credit card of choice is, I thought it would be interesting to see why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">Chase</a></span> is offering the Sapphire Reserve in the first place. The fact that...51 week 4 days ago
+2Valuation analysis - Cost of debtHello, As part of a project, I have to do a valuation analysis of a company, Tesla. It's a first for me so I got lost on something surely simple but that I can't get to find. I am currently looking for the cost of debt of the company. According to my book, I should find somewhere...51 week 1 day ago
+2MBA Profile Review: Aspiring MBB ConsultantPlease critique and assess my profile. Any input is welcomed. Ethnicity: White Gender: Male Sexual Orientation: Gay Age: 27 Undergrad: UC Berkeley UG GPA: 3.82 Major: Political Science (although I took a few Haas UG classes like micro and macro econ, <span...51 day 22 hours ago
+2Castanea Partners Info?Does anyone know anybody at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/castanea-partners" target="_blank">Castanea</a></span> Partners in Boston? From the website, it looks like they are a consumer products focused company that does mostly...42 weeks 5 days ago
+2How do you guys manage all your data/notes?An analyst comes across a flood of information every day. Filings, transcripts, notes, calls and the notes that you take, research reports. On top of that, macro data, company-specific #'s, etc. How do you manage all this data, and turn it into something that you can refer back to and...31 week 4 days ago
+2Worlds Largest Ride-Sharing Company Joins Self-Driving Car RaceThe race for self-driving cars has been going on since the day Uber became popular, with many companies throwing their hats into the race. Automation is slowly but surely seeping into all industries, one way or another. Just today, Didi Chuxing the world’s largest ride-sharing company backed...21 week 1 hour ago
+2How To Talk To AnyoneDoes meeting strangers make you nervous? Do you have a hard time talking to people you don’t know? Do you feel like an outsider at networking events? Maybe you are like me, when I first came to America in 1995, the fear of talking to people used to paralyze me. I’d often cross...22 days 5 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="//">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...16 months 2 weeks ago
+2The "Fair-value-to-arrive equity" of Noble Group. How a trader exploits a loophole in the system.![][] The "Fair-value-to-arrive equity" of Noble Group. How a trader...02 weeks 4 days ago
+2MBA – Invaluable experience or incredibly overrated?Monkeys - I decided to write a blog about MBA life. My main goal is to create a transparent view of the MBA. Please refer to the end of this post for further information, background, credentials and objective for this blog. My low post count does not allow a link to a website yet. PM me if...03 weeks 3 days ago
+44 Vomit-Worthy Displays Of Office Romance I Was Forced To Bear Witness To This Valentine's DayI don't know about you schleps but Tuesday at my firm was like an avalanche of cringeworthy moments that left me wanting to Hoover my eyeballs out of their sockets. In increasingly painful procession occurred the following: **COOKIE MONKEY** *Cringe factor: 6/10* Some first-year...03 weeks 6 days ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...471 month 3 weeks ago
+2Bad Teeth/Braces in an Interview?Hi all, I am a sophomore at an almost-target and I am getting ready for Junior SA recruiting season. My teeth are unfortunately really bad (massive overbite, many gaps, etc.) and I'm thinking of getting braces. If I get braces now, will I be off them in time for interviews? If not, would...392 weeks 13 hours ago
+1Consulting Life Style - Having a Pet?Hey everyone, I'd like to hear your thoughts on a ... pretty odd topic - HOW can I keep a pet once getting into the consulting / road warrior lifestyle (traveling 80% of the time)? Perhaps finding a rommie who has a pet? I don't have one at the moment but really wanna get a kitty...313 weeks 18 hours ago
+7Top 7 reasons why dating in NYC sucksHi all, 30 year old male here. Moved from a (very big) Midwestern city during my quarter life crisis. Since then my career has achieved escape velocity averaging $20K/year increases in base pay. My career path is relatively low stress (software), highly engaging (for me), and provides tons of...312 days 20 hours ago
+1Asset Management - Analyst Path Questions Hey everyone, looking for some quick career guidance from some AM professionals on the street. Currently (a URM) in undergrad semi/non-target in NYC, and as of now my goal is to end up at an institutional Asset Manager like <span class='keyword_link'><a...293 weeks 21 hours ago
+1How intelligent does one truly have to be in the world of finance?Hi everyone. I feel as if many of the people that work in hedge funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>, private equity/<span class='keyword_link'><a...2816 hours 11 min ago
+1Are accelerated MSF / MBA degrees taken seriously?Hello All, I'm currently awaiting responses from schools I'm applying to transfer to. I've got NYU Stern, Brown(?) and then a couple semi-target schools (Villanova, BC, Fordham, etc) but then for one of my safeties I have Clark University in Worcester, MA. I picked it because...251 week 1 day ago
+2Do you feel fulfilled? A question to all <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> analysts - do you feel fulfilled with your job? Does it give you meaning and a purpose? 243 weeks 1 day ago
+3Are youtubers overpaid?Top youtubers are pulling in 7 figure a year and many of them are under 30. For example, PewDiePie pulls in over 5 million a year and he's still I'm his 20s. All he does is scream weird noises while playing videos games. Even if ur not the most popular channel, u can still make a...212 weeks 6 days ago
+1WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...202 months 3 weeks ago
+1EMBA recruitingCan anyone shed some light on recruiting for Associate positions while being in an EMBA program? I currently work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate...193 weeks 4 days ago
+1Best MBA for 1year programThinking of going 1year MBA in US (I know 2yr have more better options, but thinking of 1year program because I'm already 33 yrs old) What's the best MBA school for 1year program??193 weeks 1 day ago
+1Careers outside High FinanceI am currently in my final year at college and I am realizing that IB is not something I really want to do. The market is currently bad here, where getting a job in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front...191 week 1 day ago
+1Macquarie Toronto Investment BankingAnyone else in the recruiting process for the investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> position in their Toronto office? Also anyone have insights on their Toronto office? I...194 days 20 hours ago
+1Females in finance punished more severely than their male counterparts The topic of this article reminded me of a post on here a couple days ago (might have even been last week) where a monkey was seeking advice on how to treat a female coworker. In that post he mentioned it may be harder for the bank he works for to fire a woman. Doesn't seem that all banks...187 min 37 sec ago
+1Does Georgetown Masters offer better ROI than other RE masters programs? Tuition comparisonsGeorgetown's tuition is substantially lower than other programs. Obviously, there are far more factors in ROI calculations other than just tuition cost, but Georgetown looks a solid option, if you want to work in DC area. You could intern part time during masters, land FT and then finish...181 week 6 days ago
+1Is It Wise To Pursue A Career In Asset Management?I know the topic of active vs. passive has been discussed in great detail on here, but I would like to know if active management is still a smart career choice. Sometimes I feel like the decline of active management is exaggerated, but when I read about all of the outflows, I feel inclined to...186 hours 36 min ago
+1Prestigious Phone Area Codes - $10,000 for a 212/310/415 Number?Area codes are tied to geographic areas by nature and assigned to individual districts that are correlated to certain types of businesses. If you are a cold caller or do any telemarketing, you would these by heart. ![area codes...181 week 1 day ago
+1Best undergraduate programme for Investment Banking in Europe...that has not high fees (as UK universities) but it still makes an access to an eventual job in London.173 days 33 min ago
+1Economy of the Miserable - Realities of Unworking/Underemployment (NPR)@AndyLouis" was listening to NPR and shared an interesting story with the is definitely worth sharing. BLS is creative about reporting the unemployment number each month. Many models feed off of the monthly BLS statistics. Underemployment and unworking are not inclusive for a true...171 week 3 days ago
+1Does anyone know if salary evens out overtime if you are lowballed at DeloitteNot sure if this is the correct forum but I do SAP Basis and Security and have about 7 years experience and just turned 30 recently. Unfortunately I was severely underpaid at my last job and made about 80k and recently I got an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a...1718 hours 36 min ago
+1Venmo the Big Winner of Deregulation?According to an <a href="">article</a> on CNBC, the efforts to overturn Obama-era rules for the financial industry could also cut back government oversight of...162 weeks 2 hours ago
+1Breaking it into the hedge fund industry in TorontoHi there, I a 27 year old international student doing a Masters in Physics in Canada. I have had no prior exposure to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund industry</a></span>, but I am now highly...161 week 4 days ago
+1Oxford MFE or Columbia Master of Accounting and Fundamental AnalysisHi all, Just got admitted to Oxford MFE and Columbia Master of Accounting and Fundamental Analysis Program (a newly opened program in 2017). Debating which one to go. I am gonna graduate from a Target undergrad and have <span class='keyword_link'><a...161 week 16 hours ago
+2UCLA Anderson vs NYU Stern MBANeed some thoughts here... I recently got admitted to UCLA Anderson and NYU Stern FT MBA programs and I need to make a decision in about a month. I am currently in the corporate banking division (within commercial bank) working on syndicated bank debt (credit side). Given my...152 weeks 15 hours ago
+1Anyone ever try Cryotherapy?I've noticed that after taking a shower and getting to work my face is puffy. Holding a refrigerated coke can on my face helps and I feel great afterwards. Kinda reminded me of American Psycho when Bateman is describing his morning routine which includes an ice mask. This sparked an...152 weeks 6 days ago
+1Real Estate Investing All CashAnyone ever come across this model being used in mega developments? A development that comes to mind is "One River Point" by Rafael Vinoly on the Miami River. The Developer KAR properties is doing the deal all cash with a total cap of ~500mm. 151 week 20 hours ago
+1Which internship to choose? MBB, BIG 4 M&A or MM M&A BoutiqueDear Fellow monkeys. I am facing the though decision between three <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> offers. This would be my first internship in any related field as I come from a...151 week 19 hours ago
+1Restructuring Question (Comparables, WACC)I'm writing up a study guide for banking/restructuring as I go through interviews etc. First of all, how does one select <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-comparable-analysis">comps</a></span> for valuing a...151 week 3 days ago
+1Sophomore with No Work Experience Looking for Career AdviceI'm a sophomore attending a non-target school (St. John's University) majoring in finance but considering on switching to accounting. My GPA is a 3.75. I recently started to focus on my career and where I want in a couple years from now. I realized that I wasted my entire freshmen year...151 week 18 hours ago
+1Will an investment firm hire me with a retail theft arrest dismissed 10 years ago?Retail theft misdemeanor 10 years ago and case was dismissed. Will a firm hire me with this on my record?143 weeks 3 days ago
+1Rochester MS FinanceHi monkeys I recently received an offer by Rochester <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance and I am looking for any useful advice and information. I am an international student so Rochester's STEM...141 week 3 days ago
+1Retail Lease ?'showdy folks. I'll get right to it. I am working on getting an internship with a RE retail investment group, they only have one office for one candidate and there is certainly some comp. I actually have been able to get a broker from CBRE to email a letter of rec. on my behalf, and I met...1415 hours 40 min ago
+1Blackstone's strategy when prices dropGiven that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span> is America's no 1 homeowner with billions invested in real estate and managing nearly 100 billion in properties, they own or...132 weeks 16 hours ago
+1Physics undergrad admitted to top b-schoolHi guys, I've been reading this forum for a while and I need your help now. I am currently at the first year of a physics BSc in Italy at Sapienza University (which is ranked 23th worldwide by QS rankings and is definitely the best physics school in Italy). When I enrolled to this...131 day 1 hour ago
+1MSF Internship Opp'sI will try to make this as succinct as possible, I graduated from a complete non-target in Finance with a gpa of 3.1. Couldn’t get into great MSF programs so I am now in my second of three semesters at a southern program that is towards the bottom of top 30 in the US (3.5 GPA Grad). I have...132 weeks 6 days ago
+2Sending a Follow up Email to HR ManagerHi everyone, I recently had a phone interview with a mutual fund company and thought it went very well. The conversation lasted for nearly a half hour and I learned a lot about the structure of the program I am applying for. I was told that I would be contacted within the next week by another...132 weeks 14 hours ago
+1Asking for promotion Analyst to Associate Hello, I am a senior analyst (we don't have proper analyst 1-2-3 title but I have been in the job for more than 2 years) at a non-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> bank. I should be...132 days 23 hours ago
+1How many companies do you know?Hi all, I'd like to hear a few numbers about how many companies you cover on a regular basis, how many companies you get to know per year (which means you know them so that you could recommend the company for investing). And, do you think it is efficient to get know as many companies...131 week 1 day ago
+1Most overrated Events / Festivals?It's Mardi Gras season, and that had me thinking, what events/festivals (domestic or international) are most overrated? From the stories i've heard, Mardi Gras would be on the list. Haven't been personally but it sounds like an absolute shit show... though I guess if...132 weeks 5 days ago
+1Internship Offers: William Blair, Arma Partners, Gleacher ShacklockHi all, I would really appreciate any insight on making a decision to go with either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/william-blair" target="_blank">William Blair</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...131 week 6 days ago
+1Starbucks refugee hiring program is hurting the brand?[The backlash from some consumers about Starbucks' decision to eventually hire 10,000 refugees worldwide could negatively impact sales in the near term, according to analysts at Credit Suisse, who reiterated a hold rating on the coffee...133 days 21 hours ago
+1What are your thoughts on pension funds?Hi everyone, First time posting in this section, but been an active reader. I'm currently a mid-level associate at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>, and I'm...132 weeks 2 days ago
+1Corp. Dev to IBI'm currently a senior analyst for a healthcare company's corporate development team. During my ~2 years as a senior analyst, I've developed a few meaningful relationships with healthcare focused banks and a few of their VPs. **I'd like to leverage these relationships to land...132 hours 7 min ago
+12017 Morgan Stanley Early Insights ProgramI applied to this a few weeks ago and haven't heard anything. Has anyone else applied or heard anything about the program?133 days 19 hours ago
+1DRW vs. BridgewaterDRW vs. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bridgewater" target="_blank">Bridgewater</a></span> 1. Experience/Learning 2. Prestige 3. Salary 4. Location Please help me make a decision thanks.121 week 4 days ago
+1710 GMATI wrote the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> and got a 710. I'm from the UK and my GPA translates to a 3.7. Do I need to retake the GMAT for top schools? I.e. H/S/W/Sloan/Booth121 week 1 day ago
+1Value creation analysis - An alternative way of Merger modelI read something about valuation creation analysis basically valuing the combined company after a merger and compare it to the original acquirer's implied value, I am a bit confused as to how this works and the mechanics, can someone tell me what is this analysis and maybe give an example...121 week 14 hours ago
+1CFA or Executive Master in FinanceHello, I am working in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> industry within the business development department. I would like to go into the investment side, starting as...121 week 3 hours ago
+1Am I wasting my time networking with EBs as a nontarget? Wondering if any non-targets/people with unconventional backgrounds have successfully broken into an EB. I've set up a few phone calls with mid-level bankers at EBs and I'm wondering if it would be a more efficient use of my time to focus strictly on the lower-tier BBs and top MMs that...123 weeks 5 days ago
+1How do I get the blended cap rate?Hey Lets say I have a property that throws off $1,440,500 a month in gross in come for residential and $26,700 in gross income for retail. The cap rate for residential is 4.75% and retail is 5.5%. How would you blend these cap rates to show the one blended cap rate in excel? Thanks122 weeks 2 days ago
+1Credit Risk or Credit Flow S&T?Hi guys, I am a recent Master's graduate with some experience in equity derivatives S&T. I am currently face a choice between two offers. Both are from the same European Bank. One is their credit risks analyst position, while the other one is with their credit flow team as an...121 week 2 days ago
+1PC Recommendations for Financial ModelingHi WSO, I am a sophomore, and I am getting ready for Junior fall <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> SA recruiting. I'm also currently going through a comprehensive...122 days 14 hours ago
+1Ross vs Darden vs Stern mbaFirst time poster here. I have a family healthcare business in Asia. I'm thinking about doing something in the lines of healthcare PE or VC for the family business but also want to learn management skills as I might one day take over the business. Also I hope to have a strong network that...123 weeks 22 hours ago
+1CRE Development - Deal Making/StructuringWhat's the best way to break-into the *deal-making/structuring* side of CRE development, rather than the execution side? My background is in civil engineering, previously worked for a large top-10 general contractor, and currently working for a top-3 real estate services firm's...1223 hours 55 min ago
+1I'm about to attend a Non-Target this fall, what can I do?Just got accepted to McMaster Degroote in Canada, it's not on the same level as some of the other schools which I got denied to (Ivey, and Queens). It's my fault for not giving it my all in High School, however if anyone from a non-target has some advice on what I should start doing to...121 day 8 hours ago
+1PE > Startup > ?Some of those on this forum may recall my "how I got to the buyside" post, but for those who haven't, I am an associate at a private equity firm focused on a very niche industry. While life at my firm has been great, I have been dabbling in the startup world by cofounding an...126 days 21 hours ago
+1Yellen Signals March Rate Hike LikelyJanet Yellen dropped a strong last week (3/3) in her speech that an interest rate hike is on the way for March. I am actually really interested to here what people's opinion is in regards to interest rate levels currently. An <a...111 week 17 hours ago
+1Timbs vs. Bean BootsAlright Monkeys, what do you think about these two acclaimed pieces of footwear. The Timberland 6' boot, or the L.L. Bean. duck boot? Discuss113 weeks 3 days ago
+1Rates, rates, rates...what to think???Random thoughts here... The Fed is almost sounding like Mr. Greenspan back during the rise of tech and the Nasdaq. His "irrational exuberance" comments regarding the .com boom led him to put a pin in the proverbial bubble. The difference now is irrational exuberance across all...113 weeks 2 hours ago
+1Any advice as to what college I should attend?I am graduating high school in a few months and I'm not sure which school would give me the best chance to break into Wall St. SO FAR I've been accepted to UPitt, Miami(OH), ASU, and UofAZ. I should hear from Indiana University, Fordham and FSU within the next week or two. (going for...114 days 19 hours ago
+1Is Northwestern a National Target?I am a 1st year student at Northwestern University, I am studying economics and am planning to get the Kellogg Certificate. I was wondering if Northwestern is a target for <span class='keyword_link'><a...112 days 12 hours ago
+1Economist GMAT Tutor?Hey guys, I'm just wondering how did you prepare for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>. I'm applying for grad school (MSF/MSMF) this Fall, and I'm thinking about getting...111 day 14 hours ago
+1URGENT DECISION! Richard Ivey vs. Carleton College Hello everyone, I've been reading the forums for a while would appreciate some advice. I'm currently a senior in high school and was recently accepted to both the Honors Business Administration Program at UWO's Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada's premier...111 week 2 days ago
+1Spartan Capital Securities in New York?Just received a phone call from a guy from Spartan Capital in NYC. He invited me down to the office for an interview—didn't know much about the firm or even how he got my resume. Did a google search on them and found lots of complaints from investors basically saying that it's a...112 weeks 2 days ago
+1Pitching stockI have a meeting with the COO of a hedge fund. Is he likely to ask me about stock recomendations? I have a non finance background and I graduated from University last September. 111 week 16 hours ago
+1Day trader looking for IB jobHello WSO First time poster. I'm currently a finance undergrad in Dallas and have been <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> crude oil futures for a few years now. I've managed to make...112 weeks 5 days ago
+1Not improving at case interviews Hi, I'm preparing for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">case interviews</a></span> and I feel like I'm not improving. Last year I interviewed for <span class='keyword_link'><a...113 weeks 1 day ago
+12016 League Tables for BBs by Industry. Guess who is #1?Saw this online (FT). Ranked in terms of fees earned in 2016. Thoughts? Anything surprising? For me, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> seems to have a top presence in many different industries. Didn't know...103 weeks 3 days ago
+1Data Scientists - 7 Figure take-home and High in Demand!Data Scientists or any scientist for that matter has this stigma of being a back-office/lab employee who does not see the light of day. This is true for the most part but now Data Scientists are taking home a pretty paycheck in the realm of seven figures. Understandably not all firms can...101 day 7 hours ago
+1Blackstone Future Womens ProgramHas anyone attended this event in the past? Did you think the event was worth going to? What was the interview process like? Thanks!104 days 23 hours ago
+1[Time Sensitive] Upcoming SA Private Equity "Superday"This is for Aquiline Capital Partners ([website](—obviously not Bain Capital which also recruits at my school and does an intense Case Method process. But it's private equity, and I don't know what to expect. If anyone can evaluate this company or...103 days 4 hours ago
+1Black Tie AttireI have been searching all over the web and keep getting different responses about what to wear for a black tie event. What is your opinion? Basically what type of tuxedo do you prefer with what accessories [i.e. shawl collar/regular, cummerbund/vest/suspenders, shoe type, type of shirt.. etc. ].101 week 21 hours ago
+1Comp up 20% at Credit Suisse for Analyst & Associate Just saw this on efinance and wondering if anyone can confirm? Looks like Hong Kong and Singapore bankers new base comp was increased as much as 20%! What's the new base comp for analyst 1,2,3 and associate 1,2,3 now? Any Hong Kong CS bankers here to...103 weeks 2 days ago
+1Too early for MBA?Hey guys, I'm thinking to apply for MBA this year (2018 Class) but few of my friends think it's too early. My background/bio(?) is like below. - Asian male - Current Career: Analyst of mid-cap PE since '16 Jan -> 2.5 year work experience before getting into MBA - Goal:...101 week 5 days ago
+1Pre - IPO Valuation QuestionI have a valuation question her and would greatly appreciate some advice! The business I work (say ABC co) invested $1m into a cash-desperate pre-IPO company through a convertible loan (no coupons & not secured). Upon IPO, which is expected in 6 months, the loan is compulsorily...103 weeks 2 days ago
+1LIBOR VERSUS PRIME RATEHello Everyone, I am curious if anybody has experience in terms of financing properties. When taking out a loan for RE, is it an industry standard to always try and obtain a <span class='keyword_link'><a...103 days 18 hours ago
+1How To Get into Harvard, Stanford & BoothIn this <a href="">article</a> it talks about how an applicant with a non-traditional background got into those 3 top MBA programs. Here are 3 myths he talks about when applying to...101 day 34 min ago
+1Value a company derives from holding a Patent?If there is a holding company with several subsidiaries named A to F Assume A holds the trademark rights, (or patent rights) for the brand name all use. How can you prove that A's projected earnings and valation will be greater than the other subsidiaries as a function of holding the...103 days 8 hours ago
+1Non target school to MckinseyHi I was just wondering if you guys can tell me if I have a chance for working at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span>. I go to a non target school in New Jersey (Rutgers)....102 days 21 hours ago
+1Let's Talk NewsThere is a lot in the world to keep up on... I was/am a bit of a news junkie. My interest in finance originally came about reading the finance section of the paper. Nowadays it is a bit more difficult to keep up with everything that is going on. A few questions... How do you keep up with the...106 days 21 min ago
+1Looking for help from the forumHi, so I am a co-founder of an early stage startup. We are working on an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span>/ invest accounting solution for multifamily investors. In a...101 week 5 days ago
+1Consulting --> MM PE --> What Tier of MBAHello monkeys, I'm considering my MBA application this autumn and really need some self-positioning. Here is my background. Top 3 Undergrad in China, Econ major, average GPA 1.5 Years tier-2 consulting (L.E.K., OW, Parthenon, ATK) 3.5 Years MM PE firm (AUM ~USD 2 billion), solid...102 weeks 3 days ago
+1Choice of MSF program to attend. Goal BB IBD in NYC (emphasis on NYC, if not IBD)Hey all, I've applied to a bunch of MSF programs around the east coast as I'm looking to get into finance from accounting. I live out on the west coast but am looking to get back home to NY and my dream is to land a <span class='keyword_link'><a...101 week 2 days ago
+1MSc in Finance advice and profile evaluationHello monkeys, I'm a second year student at a non-target Italian university (Università degli studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"). I'll be graduating with a 28/30 final GPA or a little higher and I'm expecting to get at least a 700 on my <span...103 weeks 1 day ago
+1HBS / GSB / Wharton post-MBA recruitingPowder-keg topic here but 100% genuine question. For any post-MBA PE associates / VPs, etc.... based on your experiences and network, what is the actual difference in post-MBA <span class='keyword_link'><a...102 days 3 hours ago
+1Corporate Strategy Analyst ?Hey guys, so I'm in my senior year in SoCal (one of the two UCs..) A HR just approached me on LinkedIn. I did some research about his headhunting company and it seems to be pretty legit : Addison group. He says he's been headhunting for a "fast growing tech company in LA"...93 weeks 1 day ago
+1Resume and Cover Letter Review for Trading internship positions at firms like IMC TradingHello, I am a first year student at a Top French B School. I am interested in Trading specifically prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. I do not have previous trading experience but I do...92 weeks 4 days ago
+1MBA Options? 750 GMAT, Low GPA from Top non-ivey, 3yrs LMM IB ExperienceI'm hoping someone can give me an idea of what's a realistic bschool. Per the title, I have a strong <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> 750, low gpa (2.7) at a top 25 school,...92 hours 23 min ago
+1Advice about choosing firm to start careerHi, This question is more focused towards the real estate area, but also for the firms as a whole. If you are starting out after a master in finance in London, would you prefer to start in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan...99 hours 52 min ago
+1I have a liberal arts degree but now want to change my career, how fucked am I?For the majority of my life I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, hence graduating from a Top 20 university (albeit not a US school) with an Hon. B.A. in History and Philosophy. When I started studying for my LSATs I realized I absolutely did not want to be a lawyer. I've been trying to figure...96 days 21 hours ago
+1MSRE vs CFAI am currently a first year associate at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> CMBS shop in NYC working in securitization. I started off in the structured finance group at a Big 4...92 weeks 18 hours ago
+1Career Change to PEHello. I currently serve as a mid level P&L regional market manager for a very large commercial services company. My P&L is worth $14M annually. I am looking to take my experiences in sales, operations, strategy, and financial management and parlay this into a PE position. I have my MBA...93 weeks 2 days ago
+1Meridian Investment Sales - Info?Anyone have information about this firm? Seems like they have some solid deal volume. Appreciate any insight!92 weeks 3 days ago
+1Searching for a desk..Hey all, new guy here and I would like to say that I am happy to be a member. My question is, I have been studying, practicing and just consuming as much information I can about intra-day <span class='keyword_link'><a...93 weeks 2 days ago
+1Finding the "next city"..Question is probably geared more towards the developers out there, but obviously open for all. How do you find the "next city" to go to? I've heard many different ways to look at it... port/general transportation traffic, becoming friends with the regional power companies to see...91 week 23 hours ago
+1Military Veteran Transition Advice (Post-MBA)All, I'm currently an officer on active duty (Naval Aviator) finishing up my MBA in finance from a non-target school (GWU). I have an undergrad in Aerospace engineering from the Naval Academy. MBA from a non-target is a bit unfortunate, but it was free and a function of where the Navy...92 days 16 hours ago
+1Help! Series 79I am taking the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/series-79-exam">Series 79</a></span> in a week. I am using the Knopman study material, and scoring in the high 60s on the practice tests. The problem is I am getting killed when it comes to...93 days 18 hours ago
+1GMAT score on Undergrad CV for Consulting/IBankingI'm currently a rising penultimate undergrad student studying at a target school in Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong), and I'm planning to apply for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> or...93 weeks 4 hours ago
+1Msc (Brandeis, U Illinois, Babson, JHU, Ohio State) or Duke MMS Hi Guys, I've been accepted to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance programs at Brandeis, U Illinois, Babson, JHU andOhio State and the MMS program at Duke. Which school will give me the best...91 week 6 days ago
+1Need new hearing aid for grandpa. Anybody have any experience with them?Title is self-explanatory. Need a hearing aid that feels reasonably comfortable to wear, and does not have any noisy irritating buzzing sound that gets to the head. Any ideas where I should look? EDIT:- I was actually hoping to get some idea of the brands that have a reputation of good...95 days 20 hours ago
+12018 U.S News Best Business Schools thoughts?The US News Business School Rankings... What are your thoughts? #1 HBS #1 UPenn Wharton #3 UChicago Booth #4 MIT Sloan #4 Northwestern Kellogg #4 Stanford GSB #7 UC Berkeley Haas #8 Dartmouth Tuck #9 Yale SOM #9 Columbia #11 UMich Ross #12 Duke Fuqua #12 NYU Stern ...92 hours 14 min ago
+1Does Goldman Sachs request university transcripts from prospective interns?Not considering fudging my gpa, friends and I are upcoming juniors and just want to know from your experience if they reuqested a transcript before or after you were accepted. 95 days 7 hours ago
+1Switch from Corporate to 2nd Tier Consulting?Hi, I'm bouncing between staying in my current job (Biz Dev in large European energy) and switching to consulting as experienced hire. The reason I applied for consulting was to leave to a more exiting place, as I felt a bit misplaced in an old's man corporate (although the money is...91 week 6 days ago
+1Best Credit Card for IB AnalystHey Guys, I am starting out as an FT analyst at an EB this summer and I was wondering what card would be best to get. Is Amex the go to card of investment bankers? It seems like a lot of bankers have an Amex of some sort. I currently have the <span class='keyword_link'><a...93 weeks 20 hours ago
+1Consulting interview in three days!Hi, I have a management <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">consulting interview</a></span> in 3 days due to a expedited recruiting process. It's a first round consisting of two one hour long interviews - I...91 week 4 days ago
+1Best airline for MBBI am about to start a job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> and I was wondering which airline would most of you consultants recommend? I am currently a southwest user but their upgrades aren't...916 hours 22 sec ago
+1Multiple (Cash Out/ Cash In)In this excel (attached screenshot), the multiple is 525,000 / 400,000 but is the 525,000 in terms of today's money? (is it already the NPV?) And if not, why can you divide 2 sums of money that are from different time periods?81 day 10 hours ago
+1Private Equity Firms in BostonJust a list I've compiled of some private equity firms (of varying sizes) in Boston, for those who may be interested. Feel free to add similar firms below if I've missed any! <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/summit-partners"...821 hours 42 min ago
+1New Life Goal: Joining a Corporate VC Arm (Like Salesforce Ventures or Intel Capital) from Deloitte ConsultingHi Everyone, currently at the Consultant level at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> (should make Senior Consultant next year). Been on a mix of S&O projects for financial...83 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Breaking into Wallstreet - eventually too muchHi, Some of you already shared their helpful insights in the BIWS-Courses. But has anyone actually really worked his way through the Materials from start to end? I am on the brink of purchasing BIWS-Premium Package, but am a little intimidated to be honest. It contains of 440 Videos and it...82 weeks 6 days ago
+1Moving from NYC to Chicago, advice on apartment huntingAll, In a few months I will thankfully be ending my stint in banking and moving to Chicago to start my PE role. Besides a quick stop to interview in the city, I have never been there before, and don't have a ton of friends in the region either. As such, Id appreciate any advice regarding...818 hours 7 min ago
+1Acquisitions Pros - How liberal is your firm's expense policy?Curious to how various firms out there deal with expense accounts for their acquisition pros. I guess this would apply more to mid or senior level folks. Strip out travel expenses, I'm speaking more to local meals & entertainment allowances. Again, I know it depends on the size of...81 day 23 hours ago
+1Should I go get it?Last week I had an amazing first phone interview with a MD of a new born boutique shop. Take into consideration that I'm lateraling specifically for a culture reason. It just felt so right, the culture, the motivation for this MD to start his own shop and the culture she wants to imprint...83 days 23 hours ago
+1Contract Flipping Anyone have any experience / advice flipping contracts. About to go into this deal that is so undervalued and poorly marketed that we could realistically make a 25% return flipping it. 86 days 19 hours ago
+1Can you really be rich by working as an investment banker?I know this is kinda weird to talk in WSO... The forum had helped me a lot finding my first job in capital market, a very decent job. However, what I figured after a while is that...the cost of living, the tax and the time I am selling to the firm is like a rip-off. I could not even save 30K...81 day 20 hours ago
+1How do I put my money to work?So I'm currently a freshman, 19yo, and going to be interning at a Big4 in NY this summer. Not going to be making IB money but I'm looking to save around 2-2.5k from working. I plan on putting away at least 3-4K during each of my next two summers interning as well. Instead of just...83 weeks 1 hour ago
+1What sports should I follow? I'm an international student and have no clue for american football or baseball / basketball. I'm currently interning at a middle-market PE firm and everything they talk about is sports, and I have no clue. What sports should I follow to fit in? Additionally, what show/media/news...82 weeks 3 days ago
+1WUSTL vs. U Rochester Simon MSF (2017 intake)I am an international student, and I have been admitted to WUSTL <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance (Quantitative track) and U Rochester Simon MSF. Both programs have given me some funding (25% from WUSTL...81 week 32 min ago
+1Case Study Help Hey WSO'ers. I need help with an upcoming case study. I have the prompt and will share just a portion in this post. I am trying to understand what exactly they are asking for. I have reached out to company, but HR is handling and isn't too much help. Take a look: "Based on...81 week 6 days ago
+1Internship choice: SMALL boutique, or big valuation house?Yes, have both offers in hand. Small boutique would give zero technical training, but client exposure and freedom to take on lots of responsibility; valuation house would give 100% technical. I already have an IB internship (off-cycle) under my belt. The goal is to get into the best iBank I...83 days 2 hours ago
+1S&T Analyst to IB AssociateHas anyone had any experience moving from a S&T analyst position to an IB associate position? Either at the same bank or a different one, doesn't really matter. I've accepted a S&T internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...82 days 17 hours ago
+1Can you BS transaction sizes on your resume? Assuming that the deals haven't closed, can you fudge the numbers on your transaction experience? i.e. $17mm --> $20mm81 hour 43 min ago
+1Free Cash Flow ValuationHi, I am using <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span>/freecashflow to value two projects/firms. Both firms have no reinvestment needs and all cashflows are equal except that the...82 weeks 6 days ago
+1Analytics or FP&A best way into Strategy/dev function?Hello all, current I work at a F250 manufacturing firm, and am technically in the accounting group but have recently been working on heavy analytics projects. (building applications in Qlikview, similar to Tableau) My ultimate goal is to network my way into the strategy group, currently my...82 weeks 5 days ago
+1Big 4 Valuations --> Corporate Devlopment / Finance (FP&A)Hey all, long time reader and first time poster. Just wanted to get some insight and hear people's experience about jumping from a Big 4 valuations group into a role in corporate dev. or corp. finance (FP&A). I understand those are different groups that perform very different work at...83 days 18 min ago
+1LSE vs HEC vs Vanderbilt FinanceHi guys, After writing one of the top posts of last month it's kind of embarrasing to follow it up with: "Help me choose!" But I need your help, and I'd appreciate it. So, I applied for a few Master in Finance programs, fortunately I've been accepted so far....86 days 22 hours ago
+1Is this the beginning of a flurry of Tech IPOs'?[quote] Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, had a stellar first day in its public debut on the New York Stock Exchange, popping 44%. The self-proclaimed camera company that began its roots as an ephemeral photo-sharing app first priced its IPO at $17 per share on Wednesday. The stock...75 days 4 hours ago
+1Top JD vs. Top MBA, what would you recommend?Say hypothetically someone is able to make a mostly equal decision on whether to attend an M7 business or t14 law school. Moreover, say this person is "indifferent" between wanting to be a lawyer, and say, a management consultant. What would you recommend, and why?73 days 1 hour ago
+1International MBB vs Boutique PEI'm currently a sophomore at a low/semi target (think Berkeley, Northwestern, Cornell level), I have 2 offers for a sophomore year internship. One is an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span>...723 hours 1 min ago
+1Post-MBA VP?Random question that came into my head a few min ago, has anyone ever heard of someone going from MBA straight to a VP level in <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 days 12 hours ago
+1Appfolio (and other PM software) reviews?Has anyone used appfolio software for property management? The company I work for owns 2 office buildings, 1 building of office condos, and 4 retail buildings (and 1 random 4-unit residential building). Our hotel, self-storage, and huge multifamily residential portfolio is managed by third...71 week 5 days ago
+1Low MGMAT Test Score 430, HelpHi, This is embarrassing but the best way to get better is to learn and persevere. I am targeting to sit my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> at the end of July or early August 2017...73 weeks 1 day ago
+1IBD groups at CS London ?Hi guys, I'm looking for some information about groups at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">CS</a></span> in London. I've seen in threads opened by my predecessors that Sponsors, M&A, Industrials, <span...72 weeks 6 days ago
+1Why a company's P/E multiple is higher or lower than another company? Help pls!So assuming two companies are in the same industry, has similar business and are of similar sizes. Company A has a higher P/E multiple than company B, why? I understand that P/E multiples are not awfully meaningful when it comes to comparing companies and they are distorted by tax rates,...72 weeks 1 day ago
+1High-School Senior seeking adviceI'm currently a senior attending a high school in the South (Texas). Due to my procrastination and lack of direction my freshman through junior year, my gpa is roughly 3.5/4 and I ended up with mediocre ACT scores. With McCombs (UT) out of the question, I applied for Finance at UH and...72 weeks 1 day ago
+1Valuing a company with much cash/book equity using DCFHi Oasis members, I have a question regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> model. As I am teached, the DCF model is used by investors who value a business on its...716 hours 25 min ago
+1EY to JPMCHi All, This is my first time posting here so thanks in advance for your answers!!! I am currently a senior at EY with the advisory practice and just get a interview for a product control position at JPMC Coporate and IB. I have a few questions and would like some input from...71 week 1 day ago
+1IRR Question - Looking for feedbackHave an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR">IRR</a></span> question: See below - both scenarios have the same net cash flow, but delaying net inflows by 6 months produces a better IRR in scenario...73 weeks 3 days ago
+1LBS Masters in Financial Analysis vs HEC MSc in FinanceHi everyone! I am currently experiencing a dilemma with regards to my postgraduate studies. I just received notice that I was admitted to both the recent Masters in Financial Analysis of LBS and the MSc in International Finance of HEC Paris. I would like to pursue a career in PE...72 weeks 6 days ago
+1Equity in Return for SourcingI regularly hear of people starting out by sourcing a deal then "partnering" with an equity investor/developer for a piece of the equity without investing any cash. Clearly there is no control, but perhaps some operational assistance i.e. sweat equity. Anyone have any experience in...72 weeks 6 days ago
+1GMAT Quant Scores for MBAHaven't applied for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> yet. I have a somewhat low <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 3 days ago
+1Non-GS/MS/Q/JPM BB tech group placement for SF PE? Hey guys, I'll be heading off to one of the tier-2 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> tech groups (think <span class='keyword_link'><a...72 weeks 23 hours ago
+1What do you think are the most valuable entry-level jobs in real estate (learn a lot, most exit opps)?Was curious what you guys think. Name companies too. Banking? Brokerage house? Lifeco? Some jobs in no particular order: -Debt -Investment sales -CMBS -Lending -Brokerage -REIB -<span class='keyword_link'><a...73 weeks 3 days ago
+1career advice for a college juniorHey guys Current college junior. I got interested in consulting quite late and only had time to apply to a few summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>. I got an offer from <span...71 week 1 day ago
+1Will I Get Drug Tested?Got a 2017 SA position in NorCal. -Bud is legal in CA. -There are only a few other <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> (<5). -Last year SA going back FT told me she didnt get a drug...76 min 1 sec ago
+1McCombs BHP vs McCombs Non-BHP (Undergrad)Title is self-explanatory. If someone does not get admitted into BHP, how much of a disadvantage is that for wanting to get lucrative job prospects OOS (IB, Big 4 consulting, Top-Tech companies, etc). Also, can any McComb's students(former and current) testify the quality of the...72 weeks 5 days ago
+1MBA Profile Review Native American/White, Male, Age 26 (27 at matriculation) Education: Industrial Engineering from University of Oklahoma/Arkansas/Kansas - BS, 2014, 3.1 GPA - MS, 2016, 4.0 GPA - 740 GMAT - Full-time work throughout undergrad. Various student positions/scholarship/leadership. Work...71 day 20 hours ago
+1Noble Group, From Speed boats to Hypersonic Missiles.The Transit Time on Colonial Pipeline, if you go from one end to the other (Houston to New York) is about 16 days. Most of ship voyages in Asia are less than 10 days but apparently this is too much for Noble Group. [ Are Conventional Ships now too slow for Noble Group Ltd ...71 week 1 day ago
+1100m+ deals Co-broke How would one go about co-broking large deals when you're representing international buyers on a non-exclusive basis? Most of these deals are repped exclusively by CBRE, Eastdil and Cushman so will they accept co-brokes on these deals? I ask because I was connected with this large...73 weeks 6 days ago
+2Wall Street Prep Premium Package - Worth It?Hi everyone, Like many others on this site, I am looking to break into Investment Banking. I have a business background that is focused in operations/supply chain (I am ~2 years out of undergrad), but I have minimal finance experience. I plan on pursuing an MBA or <span...72 days 1 hour ago
+1Does it matter when you got your undergrad to MBA/MS adcoms?I'm 24 right now and will graduate from college this may. I graduated from high school when I was 18 and took the years off because I just didn't know what I wanted to do and because my health. Will this put me at disadvantage? Should I bring this at all in essays?71 day 23 hours ago
+1Booth/CBS/Yale SOM Hey all, I am thinking of getting an internship in Investment Banking (prior transaction experience). I say internship because I am not sure it is right for me so I do want to try it out first. I have been waitlisted at Booth and accepted to CBS and Yale. CBS seems like the right choice but...718 hours 33 min ago
+1Macquarie Group PlacementI was wondering if anyone had any experience with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/macquarie-group-limited-abn" target="_blank">Macquarie</a></span> group placement and could give me some advice for summer. I know the...73 weeks 1 day ago
+1SAT: Substituting Subject Test into General SAT. Ethical?Despite being at a target, there are very few spots at the top banks come recruiting season. My SAT is a 2170 (760 Verbal, 720 Math, 690 Writing). Would it be dishonest to list my SAT Score on my resume as 2220, given that I got a 770 on my Math IIC subject test, which is a far more rigorous...71 week 2 days ago
+1Media and Telecom GroupsHey all. There have been threads on this, but most are quite old. Any thoughts on the top banks for Media & Telecom? 71 week 6 days ago
+1Do million dollar bonuses still exist?Do you think that one million dollar bonuses are rare to come by these days or do you believe there pretty much non-existent today? 61 week 2 min ago
+1Best RE Finance/Finance MSc Programs for Top REPE Placement (UK/EMEA)What would be the best postgraduate RE Finance or Finance program to enter to achieve my aim (see below)? Currently looking at RE Finance MPhil from Cambridge. Interested to see if, given my background (see below), it might be wiser to do a Finance MSc from the likes of HEC Paris and...61 week 2 hours ago
+1Oppenheimer IB Summer Analyst SuperdayFor anyone who had the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oppenheimer">Oppenheimer</a></span> IB <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> last week (over Skype), any...61 week 1 day ago
+1Exclude a role I'm leaving early?Started my grad role about a month ago, in commercial credit at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. I'm applying to an <span class='keyword_link'><a...63 weeks 16 hours ago
+1What do I do? RE Analyst HelpHey All - Long Long Long time lurker finally asking a question because I can find it any where else on this mecca of a website. Long story short - Started at a regional RE developer as an analyst about two years ago. Since then, we have started to shift from a pure land developer to a home...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Starting as a M&A analyst in an EB - no modelling experienceLong story short. I have an analyst offer to join an EB (say Roths/Laz/Ever/PJT) in one of its main offices (London/NYC). It has been quite a ride to get the offer - done an internship with a small regional office of the firm where they liked me but not been an actual SA. I do not have any...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1What should you list under the "minimum salary requirement" on a job application?If you know full well that the market rate for a specific job is $70k a year but the minimum you would accept personally is $50k. Should you list $50k+ on the "minimum salary requirement" section? If you do this and get called in for an interview, will the hiring person offer you the...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Company keeping me on the backburnerHello, I am interviewing (final round) with 3 different companies. 8-9 days ago, I interviewed with the company I want to work for most, and they said they would get back to me very soon, but I have still not heard back. My guess is they are keeping me on the backburner in the hope that...62 weeks 2 days ago
+1L.A., San Fran, Chicago, or New York? Hey, everyone. Of the four cities mentioned, I've read that the west coast cities are more lenient towards media, gaming, and tech. Chicago is an industrial city. New York is the diversified area where everything is based off of (pertaining to when Wall Street opens and such). Is it...61 week 1 day ago
+2RE roles based on my interests?I am trying to figure out my career path, I have some RE experience and really love the industry. I am most passionate about investment & development. I really dont want to sit at a desk all day or crunch numbers all day. I like the financial aspect to real estate but also the...63 weeks 3 days ago
+1MFE: UCB vs Columbia vs CMU vs NYU – I’d love to hear opinionsI am new to this forum so I apologize if I break any rule. I know this isn’t B-school, but please indulge me. I am making my decision on where to go the get a MFE. I know there are is a quant specific forum elsewhere, but it is terribly slow and frankly I think people here are more...61 day 23 hours ago
+1State Street - Finance Rotational - 70k Base 5k Signing Am I the only person shocked by how good this compensation is? Program is a six month rotational assignments across Treasury, Corporate Accounting, Business Unit Finance/Financial Planning & Analysis, Global Procurement and Corporate Advisory Services. Some of the top <span...62 weeks 6 days ago
+1What are the most boring assets to work with?To those who have been in the game a decent time, what properties are boring to work with? I never dealt with them, but suburban office or a firm that deals with corporate complexes seems like it would be the most vanilla.62 hours 36 min ago
+1Question regarding a rental/NYCI am trying to book a rental when I am currently across the country. I am just in a situation where I cannot travel and see the place in person, so I realize that it makes me so vulnerable to scams. I am interested in this place 168 Front Street in Seaport, New York but I am trying do some...624 min 54 sec ago
+1MBB Written Case InterviewExperienced hire here just got an invite to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group" target="_blank">BCG</a></span> second round interview, heard there's going to be a written case. What's the best way...62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Best choice for future career (BB vs. PE vs. Family business)Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. I am finding myself in a fortunate situation and would like to ask some input from the community regarding next steps. -I have an SA IB offer for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...62 weeks 23 hours ago
+1One Small Email Pt.1A small boutique firm. Commercial RE. Under 50 employees. West Coast. Over 500M **EDIT** 5B in sales. "Small". Ambitious. Nice. Luxurious. And one small email. I am a freshman in college at a non-target undergrad in Texas. Think private, baptist, too many footballs players indicted...61 week 4 days ago
+1Should I renege this late??So basically my question is: should I renege my offer at a MM for a JA position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span>? Background: I signed a mid tier MM offer back in Dec when they gave me one and I...613 min 59 sec ago
+1Introduction for co-investment opportunitiesHi Monkeys, I wanted to ask if anyone is aware of how best to reach out to HNW, FOs and other investors interested in co-investment opportunities with a private equity firm; specifically, a PE firm that invests in minority interests of hedge fund GPs. Any insight would be...61 week 5 days ago
+1Picking up sectors ASAPHi all, just wondering if any of you have any advice in learning a unknown sector in the shortest amount of time other than reading news-related, firm-related, outlooks. maybe these are the few, but if it was to be in order? will be working as a generalist so there is a need for me to broaden...62 weeks 6 days ago
+1Based on your personal experience, who was the favorite on Wall Street during the 2016 election?During the 2016 election, who was the favorite on Wall Street? Did most Wall Street financiers you know support Donald Trump or Clinton? I know that a majority of Wall Street donations went to Clinton this year. I've heard that Wall Street typically leans Republican, but that many Wall...63 weeks 2 days ago
+1Question about debt feesHi all, I've been working on my some of my modelling skills and I have a quick question regarding the payment/financing of debt fees. As a bit of background, I am currently working as an analyst in an investment sales team at a large consultancy. My role involves some modelling...63 weeks 1 day ago
+1Fantasy M&AI figured it could be interesting, given the broad range of industry perspectives on the forum, to create a thread of deals that we would like to see happen or think would be a good strategic fit. For starters: **Industry Expertise: **Real Estate **Transaction: **Boston Properties...62 weeks 10 hours ago
+1Signed contract, no news from HR, getting worriedI signed a contract for a full time <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> job in London. However, I don't have a starting date, only the month, and HR told me they haven't...66 days 22 hours ago
+1in need of some WSO wisdom my situation is somewhat unorthodox, and from what i have seen, this is the place to get advice...... just turned 27, eager to break into IB at analyst level, finished my second degree in September 2016, non-target but highly regarded business school in the UK, 3.8 GPA (first class honours)...62 weeks 44 min ago
+1Interview Follow-Up HelpHi all, Had a first round for a year-long IB internship two Fridays ago (Feb 10th) at a EU IB. I was told I'd hear back a week later (ie last Friday the 17th) if I'd made it to second rounds. Still have not heard back, so I am wondering if I should wait further before following-up...63 weeks 23 hours ago
+1Accounting mini case study - Help for an ewokHi guys, I started a small online business 4 months ago, buying and reselling sportswear. I am 15 and have no specific financial/accounting background whatsoever. Things were easy to manage at first but are picking up rapidly, and I would really need some accounting tips on how to stay...63 weeks 1 day ago
+1RSM Msc. in Finance and Investment vs Maastricht Msc. Financial EconomicsIs there anyone who knows what is the difference between these two universities when it come to job placement in the Netherlands. My goal is to work in Amsterdam. Does the university matter ? 61 week 5 days ago
+1Outsourced M&A Research and Support/CIM DraftingHey all, I was approached by a friend from a boutique (read "small") M&A shop asking about how they might outsource the drafting of a CIM. They appear to be reasonably busy but don't want to hire. Are there any reputable businesses that will draft a CIM for a fee? Former...61 week 5 days ago
+1Stepping Stones - Path to Acqusitions/REPE/Investment SalesI'm currently a senior undergraduate (non-target) working towards breaking into CRE and ultimately want to be on the investment side in 1-3 years. While the ideal situation is to land something in acquisitions, investment sales or even REPE, straight out of the many on this...63 weeks 4 days ago
+1Should I Consider Transfering to a Target School? Hey everyone. I've read about transferring to a target school before, but I was wondering what you guys thought of my situation first. I have a 3.2 GPA from a (I'm guessing on this) non-target school, though it does have a business school. I am finishing up my junior year here...61 week 1 hour ago
+1Middle Market CompensationHi all, I've been searching around for information on this topic, but couldn't find much so I thought I'd start a discussion. I'm an incoming analyst at a pretty well known middle market firm in the NYC office, and was wondering if anyone had any information on what kind...61 week 5 days ago
+1Which school and which life? Bocconi MSF or Rotman MFRMFellow Monkeys, I am facing somewhat the most difficult question in life. Hence, I'd like some advice from the forum. I've been accepted into two finance related program located in two very distinct location--Toronto and Milan. The first program is the **Rotman Master in...66 days 22 hours ago
+1Real Estate Acq Excel Model TestHi all, I recently did a 2 hour long real estate acquisition excel model test. I didn't do so well on it, but i am very eager to learn from my mistakes. I plan to share the excel test here. I would greatly appreciate it if someone can help me figure out the answers to the test.62 weeks 1 day ago
+1Exit opps for Investment Sales Broker? What exit opps would two solid years doing investment sales (mixed use residential: ground floor retail with resi above; deal sizes from 5mm to 35mm) in Manhattan provide? Two years of sourcing off market deals, creating relationships with major owners throughout the city, etc. Thanks,52 weeks 1 day ago
+1Am I screwed/Need HelpSo long story short, I'm a senior at a decent business school and am barely going to graduate with a 3.0 (I have a 2.85 right now. I did the calculation and if I get straight A's I'll be at 3.0, my grades are A's as of right now). I've been doing an internship with a...51 week 2 hours ago
+1Modeling Question - Combining Condo Sales & Rental SpaceI'm trying to model a mixed-use complex that has ground floor retail with a grocery anchor and second and third floor condos. I have construction debt currently at 75% LTC, but whenever I go to roll it over to permanent debt in year 3 there's no way 75% LTV will come close to covering...51 day 17 hours ago
+1Increasing my savings/wealth as an 18 year old.Hi guys, i'm not a common poster on WSO but have always found it really helpful! Anyway - I am currently 18 (almost 19) and have about GBP13,000 saved. I am in uni but luckily I have received a scholarship where all costs (Books, tuition and living costs) have been paid for the company I...53 weeks 3 days ago
+1Top Finance Blogs (IBD / PE)Hello monkeys, Let's compile a list of the best / most amusing finance blogs, specifically those relevant to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> / PE (less public...53 weeks 4 days ago
+1Job in finance entry level other then a Financial Advisor Just graduated with a BA in Economics and a concentration in Finance with a GPA of 3.5. I went to Moravian college and unfortunately going to network events has not produced much luck I have not been able to find Alumni who is this field.My internship was at MassMutual as a Financial Advisor as...55 hours 51 min ago
+1Venture Capital BibleHi, I want to apply for an VC-internship this summer. Till then I will do the BIWS Fundamentals Course to gain some technical knowledge in modeling. Besides that, can anyone recommend ressources to gain knowledge in VC? Is there any 'must read bilbe' of VC that you guys can...51 week 5 days ago
+1Beards in the back office?I currently work at a Fortune 100 FS company in the Internal Audit function and have been growing a beard for a good 3 - 4 months. It's well-kept; not scraggly or patchy, and regularly groomed. Hasn't been any issue at all in my current company. However, I have some interviews lined up...56 days 23 hours ago
+1Missed HR Call for Job ApplicationHey guys I had interviewed at the final round with a large <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> firm in early feb. they were still holding interviews and still are so I sent an...51 day 1 hour ago
+1Anyone ever network with the big HF/IB/PE guys?I remember reading that some kid on here networked with Frank Quattrone... anyone else do the same thing? Who'd you network with and how did you do it? EDIT: TL;DR -- did anyone ever successfully cold email someone like Ken <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 week 4 days ago
+1Is a numeric keypad a must-have for you?I'm making a work-space setup to plug my laptop into. ![Workspace][Workspace] <!-- Images --> [Workspace]: weeks 3 days ago
+1What are good coding skills to learn going into S&T now?Hi Everyone. I have read numerous articles talking about automation being the way of the future and that you need to know coding to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> these days. In...51 week 1 day ago
+1Master in Finance v Master in ManagementHello, I am planning to apply to some european business schools' masters' programs next year for entry in september 2018. I am wondering what are the differences between masters in finance pre-experience (as ranked by the financial times) and masters in management (as ranked by the...52 weeks 5 days ago
+1The Ultimate Investment Banking QuestionWhich <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> is best? ...53 weeks 3 days ago
+1How easy is it to go from HF to PE?Wondering regarding the possibility of leaving ($10bn+) <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> for (MF) PE... assuming someone joined the HF as an analyst, is this...56 days 1 hour ago
+1Excel test.. any advice?I have an excel test next week for an Analyst role. This is more of a consultant type firm for an entry level role. They mentioned it is just a short excel test to test skills and some basic RE principle type stuff. Any idea what I can expect? Prior interview they asked me to tell me about NPV...52 weeks 3 days ago
+1Cold Emailing MD/D/VP after applying onlineI recently applied to a position and didn't want to get stuck in the blackhole that is Taleo/online HR databases. I found an MD, D, and VP in the group and I have contacts within the company with access to the directory, so I can get their company email addresses. Here's the...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1IB/EB HistoryI wanna know which firms dominated investment banking from the 1950s-1990s. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...56 days 2 hours ago
+1Entry level Development positions and comp expectations. I am a senior majoring in finance with an interest in RE Development. I have spent a significant amount of time networking and will be working an internship with a firm this summer in a growing southeastern market. I am hoping to break into Development FT after graduation and have been doing as...52 weeks 22 hours ago
+1MS in Finance while on active duty Current active duty Marine Corps officer looking to transition in the 2019 time frame, at which point I would like to pursue a Top 10-20 MBA (Currently 650 <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 1 day ago
+1How to negotiate an entry level salary that is already reasonably goodI received an okay entry level salary and want some tips on negotiating! I have a few offers, but the leading offer would benefit from a salary bump!56 days 19 hours ago
+1Vanderbilt MSF InterviewHey guys, I have a formal campus visit and interview scheduled for the Vanderbilt MSF program next week. I was wondering whether anyone had any tips on the types of questions asked during the interview? I've done quite a bit of research and have a good understanding of the general...510 hours 1 min ago
+1CFA and When to Apply to MBA?Some background about me: I went to a reputable university in Canada and graduated from a business + computer science program. Then I worked at a large Canadian bank in M&A for three years and have recently just moved to the buyside, focusing on private investments at a large pension....55 days 21 hours ago
+1Time to Workout during SA at BB?I was just curious if people who interned at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> within ibanking had time to go to the gym during their internship.Possibly during lunch? Also, do most BB...53 weeks 3 days ago
+1Boutique Private EquityHey guys, so I'm looking at making a career change after about 6 years as a semiconductor engineer. Recently got a masters in finance from Harvard extension - ive been told repeatedly that PE will definitely not work for me as it is hard to even get into PE directly with awesome grades and...52 weeks 19 hours ago
+1Is freshmen PWM internship relevant?So this summer I'm going to be working at a small wealth management firm, part-time, and with a small pay. I am currently a freshmen at an ok school (michigan/berkeley/virginia). I want to eventually end up doing investment banking after I graduate so I was wondering if this was a decent...51 week 1 day ago
+1MSF right out of college?Hey all, I am a high school student looking at schools, and I see that Vanderbilt offers a computer science <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">BS</a></span>/<span...55 days 18 hours ago
+1Global Real Estate vs. Blackstone Private EquityHey Guys, I was wondering which one should I apply for, and what the major differences are. I am strongly interested in the acquisition and valuation side of real estate.53 weeks 12 hours ago
+1Help with choosing offer (Post MBA) : MBB vs Long Only IM firm based in LondonI have an offer from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">MBB</a></span> (post MBA) and an offer from a long only public equities fund based, both based in London. I need help with choosing between the offers. I do not...56 days 2 hours ago
+1Help with balance sheet on DCF assignmentHey guys, I'm working on an assignment and I seem to be stuck trying to get the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">balance sheet</a></span> to balance out. Hoping someone could take a look to see...52 weeks 3 days ago
+1User with lowest score goes to.....Extensity. Check out his profile below:" , how the fuck does someone go that deep into the red?52 weeks 3 days ago
+1Trading in Nomura VS Structuring in US BBWhich one would you guys choose? Both positions are in Asia. Both in FICC. The <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 day 7 hours ago
+1Paid Big 4 vs Unpaid Search Fund-Rising SophomoreI got an offer at a Big 4 for audit, tax, and advisory for a paid internship for 6 weeks, over summer. I also got an offer at a Search Fund/PE for a 3 month unpaid internship with <span class='keyword_link'><a...55 days 5 hours ago
+1Greenshoe - primary or secondaryQuick question for those of you working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a...52 days 4 hours ago
+1Can I get into Trading with a Business degree?Does a Business degree help you get a Trading job? Also are Finance degrees what employers want in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> or not? I've heard that your degree should be...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1Models/modeling help for niche property typesDoes anyone have any excel models they are willing to share or any resources for modeling acquisitions of mobile home parks, self storage facilities, or leased farmland? I'm sure none of these are particularly complex and would be relatively easy to build or adapt from another model,...52 weeks 1 hour ago
+1New US News Rankings Out- 1. HBS/Wharton 2. Booth 1. HBS 1. Wharton 3. Booth 4. Kellog 4. Stanford52 days 15 hours ago
+1How to approach this particular boutique?Hi WSO, I am currently a sophomore studying finance at a non-target interested in doing IB. I have been looking for internship opportunities with local boutique banks, and I came across a boutique that interests me. I’m not sure if they hire summer analysts; however, they do have a career...51 day 23 hours ago
+1Year off between leaving IB and starting in PE?2nd year Analyst in an industry banking team in NY. Recently recruited in the 1st year analyst recruiting process for buyside jobs and came out with a PE offer, however it is for summer 2018 because I recruited with the 1st years rather than for immediate start positions. Already accepted the...51 week 1 day ago
+1APPLYING for jobs after signing a contractOK, the title says it. I accepted (and signed) an offer with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> in <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 day 16 hours ago
+1Transferring from MF PE to HF post MBAHi all, I'm currently a second year associate at a large, MF PE fund in London. I will be matriculating into a top MBA program (Harvard, Stanford, Wharton) this fall and intending to transfer into a <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 weeks 2 days ago
+1Thoughts on FinTech industry as a career? Specifically Order/Portfolio Management System softwareHi, Wanted to get peoples thoughts on the FinTech industry pertaining to Order/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">portfolio management</a></span> System software providing services to Buy-side...53 weeks 3 days ago
+1Finance not the Best Paying Job to Million(s) before 30?Know someone who clears a cool $5 not including <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-carry">carry</a></span> in Houston TX in his early-mid 30s. This individual is lucky and opportunistic doing 40 hour weeks in Private Equity...51 week 6 days ago
+1Hedge FundCan someone explain me in an easy way what exactly a Hedge Fund contains? I'm reading The Heretic's Guid to global Finance, and I don't really understand the explanation written by Brett Scott.52 weeks 2 days ago
+1Screening for M&A Targets?Hey, question here. What tools do you use when trying to find private companies, subsidiaries / segments, etc that would make for a good acquisition target? Do you use CapIQ? Or does that mostly just have data on publicly traded companies? Thanks!51 week 19 hours ago
+1Farmland and timber investingCan anyone here recommend good resources/reads for timber and farmland? "From 1992-2006, returns for timber were 12.2%. During the same time, large cap stocks returned 10.6%, small cap stocks returned 15.4%, international equities returned 8.2%, and corporate bonds returned 8.0%. When...51 week 2 days ago
+1Would you accept a sh*tty job at a good bank?I’m currently a second year university student having troubles finding good summer work in finance. I was offered an interview for an “administrative position” at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...51 week 6 days ago
+1Getting the Full-time OfferTo get the full-time offer, you have to not f*ck it up. 1. You won't be modeling big public cross-border M&A deals, with some hair, in your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Focus...42 days 22 hours ago
+1Advice would be greatly appreciated - No offers Hey guys, I am sure you often get posts like this, but I am a little irritated right now. I go to a top- target school, most of Investment Banking is recruited through the business school which is top 3. Here is my story, I am a girl in her junior year (I should have graduated last year,...33 weeks 2 days ago
+1Shops that pay for your MBAFor shops that require you to get an MBA after your 2-year associate contract, is it the norm for them to offer to pay or subsidize your MBA granted you return afterwards, or is this rare or done on a case-by-case basis? I'm curious because I've signed to a MM fund with a 2-year...31 week 3 days ago
+1What NOT to do at a new jobI will starting a new job in the next few weeks and want to make a good first impression. I am curious about what not to do, behavior I should be watching out for. What might I be doing thats annoying to the higher-ups? Any of you veterans out there have some advice on not to do when starting...23 weeks 3 days ago
+1Glencore/Trafigura vs MS/JPM Derivatives TradingWhich to choose? What struck me about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> house was that they are considered to be extremely hard to get into, but the traders do not have the H/Y/P/M/C...21 week 3 days ago
+1How to become a superstar in finance nowadays and what does it take to make to $100 million?In reference to this article: There is an article about a fellow in the 30's named James Levin who graduated from Harvard and works at Och-Ziff. He was...22 weeks 15 hours ago
+1How Do Investment Bankers View Management Consultants?Monkeys, I was networking with a VP (M&A( at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> yesterday and asked him his opinion of Management consultants. He mentioned that he thought of them...23 weeks 3 days ago
+1Summer Internship comparison: Stan Chart TB vs Bloomberg sales&analytics?Hi, I am new to this forum. In short, i was aiming at S&T SA but all applications got rejected (some made into final round), now left with 2 offers from Standard Chartered transaction banking (likely to be assigned to the cash sales team), and bloomberg sales&analytics. I am really...22 weeks 5 days ago
+1Life at Tier 3 Investment Banks (HSBC, Nomura, BNP Paribas) New York Office?Wondering if anyone has insight on how these guys are viewed within the M&A space. Would love to hear about exit ops within these shops in regards to their New York offices. Any insight is much appreciated. Thank you.21 week 3 days ago
+1Smart work. Does it make a difference? Hello fellow monkeys, I recently read this article on efinancialcareers: "Next time someone tells you about the crazy hours you’ll work as an analyst in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment...22 weeks 1 hour ago
+1Great Minds Think Alike - How Effective Networking Works on WallStThe Secret by Rhonda Byrne hinges on the idea of "Likes attract likes." Yes, this is where all of us Engineers and Science types scream "Bullshit!!!" because we know opposites attract and likes repel. But the affinity of people is not electromagnetism but a, and no homo here,...23 days 7 hours ago
+1Getting Big 4 Firm to pay for MBA programI am a senior at a public university beginning my career in a Big 4 MC role. I am planning on taking my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span>'s this summer before my start date this...21 week 6 days ago
+1New emerging market: EgyptEgypt has been battling to resuscitate its economy since 2011; fighting currency depreciation and facing a travel ban from Russia. After letting its pound float and receiving a $12 billion loan from the IMF in November, Egypt is starting to see potential growth in its economy. [quote] The...21 week 51 min ago
+1BofA's Chief Investment Strategist calling for "Great Fall" in 2H 17 A lot of people hate on Zero Hedge. IMO, it's the best finance news blog on the web and the first thing I look at for news over all MSM. Historically speaking, equity markets are the third most expensive...11 week 2 days ago
+2Trump Employment BoomJust the expectation of tax cuts creates a boom in the factor markets. Another unfortunate data point for liberal mystics. week 19 hours ago
+1Boston College MSA to ConsultingIn general, I am hoping someone can shed some light on my chances of getting a consulting position out of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">BC</a></span>'s MSA program. I was just accepted a couple of weeks ago. I...11 week 2 days ago
+1Which of the following internship is best for IB if I can't get an IB internship?Hey everyone. I've tried googling this question and I'm not getting an answer I can really take in. I live in North Carolina and I know Charlotte is a good place to go, but I'm relatively new to all this so I feel that if I google a quetsion, I'm going to take a wrong...16 days 15 hours ago
+1Information SourcesSo I was at dinner last night and really lamenting the information sources available nowadays. I am looking for some suggestions of either magazines, journals (academic or other), as well as research sources. Looking for science, medical, foreign affairs, economics, technology, anything other...15 days 12 hours ago
+1N/A worked it outnot needed anymore, delete this please...................................................................01 week 5 days ago
+1Bloomberg Marked Data Summer Analyst vs Capital One Business AnalystEventually I would like to go into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> or Trading but unfortunately I couldn't land an internship in either of those fields yet. The...03 hours 56 min ago
+1Here Are 5 Techniques To Help You Study FasterAs a current University student, I could not tell you the amount of times I had to cram information for a quiz or an exam the following day. This article cites some tips to help you take in and absorb information more efficiently. <ol> <li><strong>Stop Saying Words In Your...02 weeks 3 days ago
+1The Value of the Finance Industry in the FutureI personally think the future of finance is in financial innovation. When i say "financial innovation" i don't mean <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-credit-default-swap-cds">CDS</a></span>, <span...02 weeks 6 days ago
+1Return to Big 4 Consulting - Comp QuestionWould love to get some insight from people who were experience hires into Big 4 Consulting. I am currently in the interview process for a Senior Consultant level and was curious to see what aspects were open for negotiation (e.g. base comp, sign-on bonus, or anything else thats negotiable that I...03 weeks 5 days ago
+5Do you hate poor people?As much as Donald Trump? In the last week we've seen proposed plans come out of the white house that: Gut medicaid and limit access to low cost private insurance Cut low income housing programs Cut low income food programs Cut after school and summer programs primarily attended by...291 hour 8 min ago
+6WALL STREET IS UNDERSTAFFED I saw something on Twitter the other day that said that Goldman had 600 cash equity traders in 2000 and has 2 today. Not sure how accurate that is, but that would not surprise me in the least. Automation and such. We have heard it before. And people are looking to automate *EVERYTHING* on...263 days 23 hours ago
+4Professionalism 101 - Your Guide!WSO warriors, I thought it would be useful to create a thread on how one should conduct themselves in the workplace. As a new analyst myself, you sometimes find that there are unspoken rules to follow in the office. Every office or team is different, but some of these tips may serve you well....191 week 5 days ago
+2American Psycho and Real Life - Bateman much Lately?Most of the older crowd grew up watching the original Wall Street, generation later was American Psycho, followed by Wall Street 2, which some, not I, claim to be better than the first but I digress, and finally <span class='keyword_link'><a...158 hours 31 min ago
+1How to Call London for Free?jjjjjjjdjdjdjdjdjdjdjjdjdjdjdjdjdjdjdjksjskaldjfafhoaidbaixbcjkxzbkjxzcbzxkjcbxzkjczbckjzbckzjxbcxk Thanks142 days 20 hours ago
+1Drug Test @ BlackRock SF summer analyst positionHi guys, I received an offer recently from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> for a 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a...131 week 6 days ago
+1High School Internship in IB or HF (please give feedback on my credentials)Hey all, *Before any of you guys dismiss me as a 16 y/o that wants a job on "Wall Street" (i dislike when people use the cliche "I wanna work on wall street", so annoying), I've provided some credentials below and my rationale for choosing this career. Please take 2...136 days 22 hours ago
+1Python for IBD - Useful?Morning monkeys, I was looking into learning some programming language seeing the possible automation of many tasks at the Analyst level. Hopefully some of you have experience with it, and so I was hoping to get an answer to the following: 1. Is it useful? (application examples) 2. Best...91 day 22 hours ago
+1How can I make $5000 - in my situation?I've been struggling to get a job or start a business in my area and I am now at a less-than-favorable stage where I need around $5000. I am a student and do not have much capital. I feel trapped in a society that I do not want to be a part of and where most of my efforts appear...93 weeks 4 days ago
+1Debt doesn't match on BS and CFI have a model due soon and I'm new to finance. Please help me understand why the BS debt balances don't match the changes in the CF statement for the corresponding balances. Here is the 10-K in question:...62 days 23 hours ago
+1IB Summer Analyst Group Placement - lying about groups you're talking to??If a group asks you what other groups you've been talking to, and you haven't really spoken to anyone else because conversations with that group have been going really well, would it be bad to just give them a couple group names anyways? I mean even if things are going really well with...62 weeks 3 days ago
+1FCF to firm / FCF to equity / Unlevered FCF / Levered FCF Hello ! I was wondering the difference between <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-free-cash-flow-FCF" rel="nofollow">FCF</a></span> to firm / FCF to equity / Unlevered FCF / Levered FCF . I know Unlevered FCF...62 weeks 2 days ago
+1Can I open a personal investing account if I work on the buyside (HF)??Currently work at a long/short equity <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span>, am I allowed to open a personal stock <span class='keyword_link'><a...53 weeks 6 days ago
+1Pitchbook (Private Company Database) versus competitorsAnyone have input on this platform called Pitchbook? Their niche seems to be private company data -- comps, transaction values, financials. I've also heard of something called Preqin, which seems to be free? Or at least freemium. I obviously know about CapIQ and Factset. I've used...51 week 2 hours ago
+1Military Service, MBA, Asset ManagementCurrently a junior in college (non-target). I have a fixed-income internship lined up in NYC for the summer. Considering extending school by one year to earn three majors (Finance - BA, Economics - Bachelors of Science, and International Relations -BA) and a specialization (Political Economy)....51 week 4 days ago
+13rd year Canadian student looking for advice on networking for IB rolesA little bit about me: - 3rd year Finance major at a semi-target school in Canada with a 3.7 cumulative GPA - Worked in public and corporate accounting over 2 co-op terms; 3 more terms left - Involved in the university’s finance and investment club (separate entities) as an <span...52 weeks 1 day ago
+1Group Interview AdviceI have an upcoming group interview with a hedge fund in NYC. I have never done one before, so would like some advice as to how to succeed in those types of interviews. I am not sure how many other candidates will be present alongside me. Thanks :)41 week 3 days ago
+1A paradigm shift caused by automation: Now is the best time to pursue your true passion? ***note: this is just a big picture argument Sure, some monkeys are truly passionate about finance and business but let's be frank, a lot of monkeys are mainly in it for the prestige and money. I'm not even in college yet but I believe that life is short and **perhaps now (more than...32 weeks 5 days ago
+5Let's talk PE "culture"What type of PE firm are you at (middle market, etc.) and what type of person would thrive there? Curious to see how different the cultures really are across firms. I'll start. Lower middle market firm. We prefer engaging and enthusiastic over pure competence and thoughtfulness. ...393 weeks 1 day ago
+2Is Louis Vuitton too flashy?For normal sized purses I have the LV Neverfull in three different prints. The rest of my bags are all crossbody style. I was wondering if the carrying a LV bag to an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">informational...362 weeks 22 hours ago
+5Get a load of this shit.I'm a 27 y/o recent grad w/3.6 in finance from UMiami (good private school but not IB feeder). I did 5 yrs in the Army and was actually passionate and successful. Now I'm trying everything in my will to get into IB but haven't even gotten one interview. I did a wealth management...272 weeks 1 day ago
+2MBA for Immigration, worth it?Hi guys, I did my undergrad at a top Indian college (think #1) and then straightaway enrolled at an MBA program in India (Indian Top 5). I had interned at a top consult (think McK, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group"...192 weeks 20 hours ago
+1BB, PE, or MBB?Just an undergrad here looking for career guidance. Could anyone shed some light on which has the highest mid-career pay, and which is the most intellectually stimulating/rewarding? My general idea is that PE pays the most, consulting is probably the most intellectually challenging. I'm...112 weeks 3 days ago
+26Why the hell do people work in NYC/SF IBD?It makes absolutely no sense to me. I've heard a lot of people try to defend it, but it's simply indefensible. 100 hour weeks working at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>...1113 days 20 hours ago
+1Pick your head up.For those that made to the next round of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> analyst program, congratulations! For those that didn't, congratulations! Life has a funny way of working out, and this...71 week 19 hours ago
+1Millions or (nearly) bustHi Guys, my story will probably sound weird to you, but here it goes: I'm 43 with more than 15 years of investment advisory experience. Last year, when I was recently laid off of my brokerage job, a friend came to me. He was starting a company with another partner, and if I wanted to join....53 weeks 9 hours ago
+1Any Monkey's Looking for an Apparel Provider - Headwear, Clothing, etc?One of my first business ventures I started my freshman year in colelge was a clothing company which continues to grow and expand into new markets. Any Monkey's or business owners looking for apparel, headwear, contract jobs for their businesses or personal needs?52 weeks 3 days ago
0Wharton sophomore, level of acheivement for IB SA recruting?I want something incredible: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span>/<span...43 weeks 21 hours ago
+1Do you think the pre-2008 bonus days will have ever come back?With new regulations and laws in place ultra high bonuses don't really exist in S&T as far as I'm aware. 42 weeks 15 hours ago
0How much money did you have saved up at 30?Heard a bunch of bankers with numbers between $50-$200k. They are always bragging about how much more money they make than consultants. Guess they forgot to factor in cost of living.43 weeks 1 day ago
0What did you learn from the junior bankers working under you?Monkeys, there is a lot of content out there that gives the do's and don'ts to analysts and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span>. I was just wondering if you had the opportunity to...41 week 2 days ago
0How Would Immortality Change the Way We Live?Among the many interesting candidates in the 2016 election, there was someone really, really low on the totem pole who ran on the platform of immortality. Zoltan Istvan wants to "cure" death, as explained by this video by The Atlantic. [How Would Immortality Change the Way We...33 weeks 10 hours ago