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+93Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<img src="" alt="Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example" /> <p><b>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template...140 (1 new)
+86Burnout / Life Choices<em>Mod Note (Andy): <a href="">make sure to see the top comment below</a> by user APAE</em> All, Created a burner account here to talk about burnout and life choices. For...83 (13 new)
+67Saving Time Bitches (Investment Banking & Private Equity)That's right. It's summer time. Although doing deals and pounding out diligence is sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter. <h3>How can we save time to get out of the office faster?</h3> Putting together a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior...110 (4 new)
+64Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean11 Things Employers Tell Interviewees and What They Really Mean <h4>1. "We Have a Very Flat Hierarchy":</h4> We have a few VPs that take home all of the carry and three dozen Analysts grinding out all of our legwork because it's cheaper. All you little shits are...23
+61Worst conduct you've seen from an interviewerJust what the title says. Just the dumbest/meanest/most unprofessional thing you've gotten from an interviewer. To start off, I had a friend butcher a technical and get asked if he won a Special Olympics medal during a <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr>...108 (60 new)
+57A Map of where Investment Banks are in ManhattanI wanted to know where banks were in relation to each other, but alas I couldn't find a map that showed them all. So, I made this fucking disaster: <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/bank_map_0.jpg?itok=JQxTKOin" alt="" /> Let me know if...37 (8 new)
+57What Made You Ding a Summer Intern? Title says it all. I know that the intern making accumulated simple mistakes or if the intern just isn't a cultural fit they won't end up with a return offer. Do you guys have any stories of single actions/events where an intern was instantly 'dinged'... like something...59 (1 new)
+46Cocky InternAny creative subtle solutions on dealing with a cocky intern who likes to re-iterate everything you say and talk over you?57 (12 new)
+41Interview Question: "Prove to me that you are smart"This is an actual question I got and completely f'd up the answer... How would you go about answering this question? It seems like a lose lose scenario. If you answer it seriously, by explaining your high GPA/relevant experience then its a really boring answer and you might even come...68 (25 new)
+40AMA - Analyst at $1.5B Endowment FundI have been reading <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for a few years now and would like to give back and help out all of the younger readers on here. When I was going through the interview process for my current role, I had a hard time figuring out what exactly I...34
+38What's the best pizza in New York City?Easy, non-controversial question. I am expecting a clearcut winner to emerge. Let the recommendations fly.84 (29 new)
+37Got into a target because of you guys! 2.6 GPA in high school!*I'm sure so many of you are tired of seeing my name around here - but god damn this community is truly amazing.* 1. I graduated from a shitty high-school (Ranked 2/10 on Zillow). 2. I had a 2.6 GPA 3. I smoked weed (perfectly fine, but is just not for me) and was distracted,...36
+36I made it. So can you. Thanks WSO!Posts like these are a dime a dozen, but I need to tell my story so that the next kid can take inspiration if they ever stumble onto this post. This is a long post, but I promise it's worth it. ###**Background** Was born and raised in Australia to immigrant, lower-class parents. We...21
+34Major life, relationship, interview or business fail?I recently saw a topic asking users to <a href="">share some of their biggest chokes in life </a>, and thought I'd start a similar thread of my own. Any stories? I'll start with...23 (20 new)
+33Caught interviewing and asked to leaveHey everyone, My interviewer met up with my boss at a networking event and long story short the interviewer revealed I was interviewing at his firm. My firm is likely to ask me to leave as they are very unhappy about it. Just wondering, how do you guys go about your job search to protect...88 (9 new)
+282019 Goldman Sachs IBD Summer AnalystI don't think there's already a forum on Goldman's 2019 <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> Summer Analyst recruiting process, so figured I'd start one. Please share insights/questions below! Is anyone else recruiting through the...505 (73 new)
+26Overused Words in BankingAs the name suggests, I want to know what words you guys hate/hear the most. This can be anything from small catchphrases to pretentious words that add no meaning. The word I hate the most is robust. SO many firms use it when talking about recent deals.80 (12 new)
+24Bank Map 2: Electric Boogaloo Aight I cleaned up the map and added the tier 2 Dutch bank Jamie wanted for some reason. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/finalbankmap.jpg?itok=yQw_4wtZ" alt="" /> Let me know what you guys think. (Only accurate +/- 3 Blocks; shit gets cramped ya...21 (21 new)
+24What separates the good from the great in Private Equity?You've probably heard this one before. "The only thing harder than breaking into private equity is staying in private equity". I would love to hear from people in the industry - what separates those who rise through the ranks from those who do their 2-3 years as an associate and...18 (18 new)
+23Finding time to date in your early-20s?Currently working around 60-70 hours in asset management and am putting in around 20-30 hours outside of work trying to grow a software company. I see my friends maybe once every couple weeks and it seems like they're all trying to get into a long-term relationship with the intention of...48 (48 new)
+23Books that Changed Your Perspective on LifeHi all, I just wanted to start a thread for great books that people recommend reading in their free time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Although finance book recommendations are great, I really want to start reading books that will change my perspective on the world. Cheers! 81 (2 new)
+22How was Investment Banking modeling done back in the day?Have always wondered this. Investment banks have been around long before excel - even back to the 80s and 90s - so how would investment banks and private equity firms create <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr> pricing, valuations, <abbr...21 (7 new)
+22Wearing Deal Sleds or Loafers as an InternWould love to rock some this summer. Also any recommendations or guidelines in regards to the ankle hair? Trimmed? <h3>Can I Wear Fancy Shoes as an Intern on Wall Street?</h3> As a rule - you should be conservative when selecting your shoes as an intern. Even if junior analysts...26 (2 new)
+22Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in private equity.</h4> For those of you with deal or...29
+2215 years ago I beat up a guy pretty badly and now we work at the same company..... 46 (11 new)
+20Salesforce: May The Force Be With YouCloud computing original has been on a tear since inception: <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/salesforce.jpg?itok=UYw0guVn" alt="" /> However Investors have been divided on the stock. [Joel Greenblatt has shorted...18 (18 new)
+19AMA: Non-Target -> 3rd Year Analyst MM IBUnfortunately turning comments on a pitch deck today so I have some time in between turns to do an AMA. Thought I'd give back to the community here now that I'm wrapping up my 3rd year at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>. Definitely wouldn't be here...47 (47 new)
+19Staying a third year as a PE associate vs. doing something nontraditionalI attended an Ivy, worked as an analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>/<abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr>, and just began my second year as a pre-MBA associate at an upper middle market <abbr title="private...16 (16 new)
+19Forego the Facial Hair?I’m not gonna lie – I’ve got a pretty sick beard. None of the scraggly B.S -- we’re talking thick, we’re talkin’ rich… like if Jack Dorsey and Bryce Harper and a baby that was a beard. (before, of course, Bryce shaved). But when I watch CNBC, other than the...45 (45 new)
+19There is no way Kylie Jenner is worth $900M<a...57 (57 new)
+18AMA: I hate my Banking job. Most likely transferring to Back office. Hello everyone. I'm an investment banking analyst and I.. hate my job to put it lightly. I'm also terrible at it, which is mostly due to how much I hate it (I was a top 2 analyst until I just started hating everything). No, I'm not throwing myself a pity party. I'm...62 (48 new)
+18Long TSLA Update: Smartest Guys in the Room*"You could then go twice long the market, be short my portfolio, and have 2X the market plus a few percent, minus your cost of the additional carry. And that's the proposition, and that's why short selling alpha is so prized in the marketplace when you can find it, because it...17 (3 new)
+17Millennial Side Hustle So some of the zips that work on my team continue to toss this buzz word around as if Peter Drucker coined it himself in his most recent <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr> Case Study. What is the deal with this 'gig economy' I keep hearing...76 (32 new)
+16Starting Post-MBA Megafund PE - Ask me Anything (AMA)Have a few weeks before starting my post-MBA <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> role so figured I'd try to give back. I've been a long-term lurker and infrequent contributor, and would love to help with any questions you guys might have. Quick background...29 (29 new)
+16No-Name Quality Investment BanksThere is a lot on this website about the boutiques you should not work for, and we all know about the elite boutiques that provide useful experience (Lazard, Evercore, Greenhill) but are there any small, no-name investment banks that provide valuable internship experience? Specifically, did...21 (10 new)
+16Los Angeles Finance PeopleWhere do you live? I hate there are so few high rises in LA unlike <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and other big cities. Any thoughts?61 (2 new)
+15Realistic dream car Wondering what yalls realistic dream car is and what do you drive now? Plan on driving in the future? I'm currently driving a '13 scion FR-S. Nothing special, but has pretty good gas mileage and is fun enough to drive until I can level up. Realistic dream car and what I plan on...82 (9 new)
+15Thoughts on Drake album?I think this is absolute heat, especially since Drake comes out and speaks on the topic of having a child. thoughts? fave songs?52 (52 new)
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+15AMA: Managing Partner at a Options Trading FirmMorning guys and Happy Friday! I'm currently the managing partner at a Chicago based options trading firm. I've been here for five years. Prior to this I was a Trading Analyst and then Trader at a large Chicago based prop firm. Ask me anything! The weirder the question, the better!75 (75 new)
+13What are your plans after retirement?I'm sure everyone else will be thinking about their retirement from work. The first thing that I will think about is my savings and hard earned money. What type of investments will I choose? Will it be a wise decision to buy stocks? Or maybe purchase a property? 50 (50 new)
+13Who is on Mt Rushmore in the history of finance?My picks: Martin Shkreli Ray Dalio Jamie Dimon David Einhorn I think these are the players who should be honored when the Mt Rushmore of finance is constructed. Who ya got?86 (49 new)
+13Flying down to NY to network - but can only do it on the weekendCurrently summering at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. Non-target, and want to make the jump to <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> for <abbr title="summer analyst...27 (27 new)
+13AMA: Mega Fund Associate - Asia Pacific EditionThis website gave me a lot of true (and not so true) information into the industry, but more importantly, the amount of comments from people who have no idea what they are talking about made me laugh a lot. So in this context I thought I would give back to the community that provided me with...45 (2 new)
+13Thought Consulting Was My Dream...Now I Hate itAfter fighting long and hard to secure a grad-level offer at a consulting firm, I've been there for a few months now and have realized I hate it. While I think a lot has to do with my current manager, who is something else, I find it extremely stressful every single day, on top of spending...59
+13The Zero Stress Life?Hey everyone! I'm a rising junior attending a college with a very highly-regarded accounting program (nowhere near HYP, but Big 4 firms heavily recruit here). I'm an accounting major with a finance minor (and possibly a philosophy minor as well), and I'm considering staying an...56 (56 new)
+13Best blogs in 2018 (Finance and non finance related)Hey everyone, I am looking to find a couple of good regular reads since I have a bit more time on my hands now. So what are your favorite blogs that you always go back to? Not restricted to finance only, political commentaries, philosophy, lifestyle, health, watches, pens etc. can also be...33
+13Intern sent a harsh email to HR regarding house partyHey guys, I'm doing an internship at a Foturne 50 company. Some of the the interns went out last night, and my roommate apparently sent an email to HR about the party. I'm not exactly sure what could be the worst care scenario, but it seems like HR would not care about personal...46 (46 new)
+12AMA: Non Targ -> BB Coverage Group -> Incoming MM PEHey y'all, i haven't been nearly as active on this website in the past few years, but this place was instrumental in my development as a prospective student, intern and also as a relatively avid reader during my time in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>,...38 (2 new)
+12HF to PE post-MBA - my story and seeking advice (long-time poster)! Hello all! As you can see from my King Kong status and my post history, but I've been on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for a long time and was a regular columnist a few years ago. I've benefited tremendously from my interactions on <abbr...9 (9 new)
+12What has been the biggest choke in your life?Has there ever been a time when you thought you had something in the bag only to massively choke in the end? Not just failures, but a failure that was completely unexpected? I'm talking study to the point of full confidence for a test in college/<abbr title="Chartered Financial...22 (1 new)
+12Could Millennials Kill Tipping?Recently there have been many [online articles about how bad millennials are at tipping]( 2/3 of millennials tip less than 20%, and 1/10 millennials don't tip at all. Some [people want to...35 (35 new)
+12Incoming [Title] at [Bank]To preface: I know there was a thread about his earlier but I felt some clarification could be of use. I'm in a bit of a bind as to if its O.K. to put the Incoming <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> title on linkedin. On one hand I know it can come off as...43 (43 new)
+12Why do you think public equity is more interesting than private equity?Hi Guys, I would like to pick your brain on this one Why do you think public equity is more interesting than private equity? Thank you !24 (14 new)
+12Weird Question About Investment Banking InterviewsAlright, this is honestly not a troll question so don't make fun of me (but you can laugh). I was recently talking to my friend as he had a superday for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (Think <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr>, <abbr...11
+12Sustainable Investing -- The Real Deal or Bullshit?Friends, As an investor, I'm always looking for an edge. Do I have industry specific knowledge that provides unique insights? Do I have a longer-term investing horizon that can allow me to hang on while others jump and off looking to ride short term volatility? I'm reading and...38 (31 new)
+12Best and Worst US accents?As the title says, just out of curiosity I would like to know how you monkeys rank the US accents. Due to my job, I've been dealing with ppl from the whole country. Yet, I'm struggling to understand the accent from countries like Utah, or Arizona. I mean, I'm EU national...40 (40 new)
+122018 FIFA World Cup Predictions: Group StagesI know that this may seem like a pointless exercise but with the world cup a week away, I figured it would be interesting to see what people thought about who advances to knock out stages. I also realise that the majority of this forum is composed of Americans who don't have a dog in this...92 (54 new)
+11A small success story, huge thanks to this forumHi fellows! <h3>Summary:</h3> This last year has been incredibly frustrating and disappointing for me in many aspects of my life, most of them related to trying to break into Investment Banking. Last Friday I started at a pharmaceutical multinational company as a Business Analyst...10 (10 new)
+11Is Amazon Good or Evil?Amazon seems to be the most innovative and ambitious company on the planet. A company that has laser focus on "improving the customer experience." It also seems to have plans on total and complete world domination. So bottom line... Is Amazon good or evil?44 (3 new)
+11What is your favorite drink?What is everybody's favorite (alcoholic) drink that you will usually get when going to a bar or drink casually at home.55 (55 new)
+11How is RBC viewed on the street? Seeking for objective views.Hey guys, I've been reading threads on the forum about <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr>. But still confused about how the bank is viewed, trying to get some objective views on the bank (prestige, ex, pay, etc.) and its future outlook. Thx!34 (12 new)
+11Calling all Physical Commodity TRADERS: Benchmark indices and physical commodity trading risk Dear All; I am Physical Petrochemicals Trading Analyst (Quant) in the MENA region. As you can imagine, I am quite behind real-world traders when it comes to the "actual trading", my experience lies in portfolio management which is pretty math-intensive. My current aim is to be...18 (4 new)
+11Harvard's racism against Asian-American applicantsThe empirical data supporting the view that colleges hold Asian-American applicants to higher standards has always been compelling. However, a major problem was that we were unable to look at internal data and reports from the schools themselves. But a federal judge in Boston ordered Harvard to...12 (12 new)
+11Networking ProblemI have been reaching out to Analysts at investment banks (BB and EBs) and none of these people are getting back (I even followed up with them). I have now exhausted basically all the analyst/associates to reach out to and not sure how to proceed with this and want to know what my next steps...17 (7 new)
+11Value of Learning VBA (for RE and in general)?I have a job offer on the table for a senior RE consultant position that pays fairly well ($150,000) in the Mid-Atlantic *considering it would allow me to work from home* after a 12-month intro period (not super high comp, but lifestyle of working remotely is hard to beat). Although, I'm...44
+10Idiot Alert - Anyone Buy NFLX at $13?I almost did. Had my cursor hovering right over the “buy” button on the ol' Schwab screen. But, alas, I am an idiot. I remember it like it was $402 ago: Netflix was sitting at 13 (I think it was actually around 90, but this was before a 7:1 split). I was about to pull the...58 (57 new)
+10"F-You, I Quit!" Burning Bridge on Way Out So in the "New York Post" today, there's an article about a sell-side analyst who uttered the aforementioned title -- "F*ck you, I quit" -- to his boss before pouring champagne all over the floor and leaving. While it'll make for a cool story and all, is there...41 (35 new)
+10Why Banking Over Private Equity/Hedge Fund? For those of you who chose/want to remain in investment banking instead of moving over to the buy-side at a private equity firm or hedge fund, what are your reasons? Why would you choose banking over <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/HF? Thanks! 10
+10I keep getting told I'm "not technical enough." What's happening?I'm a post-MBA Associate at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> bank. I've been recruiting for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and Corp Dev (tough jump to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, I know). I...36 (4 new)
+10Way too early for a promotion? - AdviceBeen at a F500 since April, working in corporate strategy. Reporting to a director who has significant clout within the company. Director is a bit of an ahole to work for, but has been giving me an increasingly bigger leash as I've tried my hardest to follow all the advice regarding work...21 (21 new)
+10Do's and Don'ts - First Time Analyst Gig on the HorizonI landed my first analyst job with a major <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> firm (think JLL, HFF, Cush) in a major market and it feels great. Coming from a non-target school and having to face 7 months of frequent rejection, I can finally say I found exactly...12 (12 new)
+10Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events going on lately (Atlanta & <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this month) and want to keep the momentum going! We are looking for 1-2 <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members in major cities...115
+10Leaving Shoes at WorkQuestion: How many of you leave a pair of shoes at work? Reference, I have a 45 commute to work via public transportation with some decent outdoor walking involved. At the point I've invested in several pairs of Allen Edmonds but continuously run through pairs (quicker than most I'd...27 (15 new)
+9Join the Email & WhatsApp groups for your city Join the email list for your city to receive updates on future <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> events in your city. When signing up you will also receive a welcome email with a link to join your city's WhatsApp group. We created these WhatsApp groups with...66 (4 new)
+9What should I do the summer after freshman year?Hi everyone I wanted to know what to do the summer after freshman year. Every time I look at internships, they are typically only for sophomores or juniors. I want to get experience early so I am well prepared by junior year. What did you guys do the summer after freshman year ? 22 (22 new)
+9Extreme Sweaty Hands and Finance?I'm currently an undergrad and essentially have a disorder known as Palmer Hyperhydrosis which I have had pretty much my entire life, where my entire hand sweats very excessively to the point of dripping. This is not because of some anxiety or something—though nervous situations...24 (3 new)
+9What do you do when you make a bad investment in your HF job? Currently at a L/S equity fund, and one of my investments blew up, as in the investment thesis didn't play out since an unforeseen event happened. So I lost my fund money. Literally just hid under my desk all day while my PM was busy with other stuff. Literally worst feeling ever. How do...24 (16 new)
+9Current Favourite TV SeriesHey all, Just curious as to what any of your current favorite TV series' might be. For myself, it's Manhunt: Unabomber - on Netflix.46 (46 new)
+9Cool Real Estate StartupsReal estate, like many industries, is changing at a fast pace because of new technology. Startups are the drivers of new technology usage and recently I feel like I have stumbled upon innovative RE startups more and more. Some names I have run across include the obvious (WeWork, Zillow, Airbnb)...21 (21 new)
+9Have an accounting question? I can help you. Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I've been a practicing accountant for over 5 years and headed to an <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> B school in a few months. I do get a kick out of helping people with...13 (13 new)
+9What are your favorite documentaries?Hi guys as an avid watcher of various documentaries ranging from Finance, Political, Property, Wildlife -related documentaries etc, just curious to know what everyone else is watching and would appreciate any recommendations 57 (57 new)
+9Favourite Tie KnotI'm curious as to what everyone's favourite tie knot is. Personally, it has to be the Windsor knot. What's the worst tie knot you've ever seen?27 (27 new)
+9Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing enroll in...51 (1 new)
+92018 FIFA World Cup Predictions: Knock-Outs and FinalSince the group stage ( thread was getting a bit messy, let's start over with a fresh one for the knock out rounds and final (updated as the matches progress) **Round of 16** Uruguay v Portugal...61 (61 new)
+9What are your morning and night routines before and after work? Finance job is notorious for having no work life balance. I have recently come across the website: and I found it interesting to read through the sort of daily routines different people have. I was wondering what kind of daily routines you guys have to keep yourselves...29 (29 new)
+9People in S&T: how much do you get paid?I feel it’s worth it to have a salary discussion on here to get an idea of what salaries are like throughout the industry. Feel free to answer the below 1. Your current position (Prop trader at a quant firm, <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> associate at a...39 (3 new)
+8The WSO Job Board is Now FREE The WSO Job board is now free for anyone that wants to apply...all anyone has to do is create an Oasis Job Profile and they will be allowed to submit their application. <P> <div class="text-center"> <a class="btn btn-success btn-lg text-center"...1
+8Msc offers: help me deciding - Cass vs UCLWell, Finally I got the offer I needed, but I'm struggling to decide which one to choose: - CASS MSc Energy, Trade and Finance Pros: great and flexible program with a lot of electives, massive placement in O&G, really finance focused Cons: Really high tuition fees (25k) -...54 (54 new)
+8Brainteasers still relevant?Are brainteasers still common in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> interviews today? And how much do they matter in terms of getting an offer?21 (21 new)
+8AMA: From MO Risk at Big 5 Bank to Real Estate DebtI worked in market risk reporting supporting mortgage backed trading desk and interest rate trading desk for approximately 2.5 years. At this point I decided I did not want to be part of MO and exit to <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> seemed very rare....6 (6 new)
+8How do I respond to people asking for my resume while networking? I've been reaching out to people in the industry to network with and talk to about what they do, how they got there, etc. How do I respond when they ask to see my resume? Yesterday, I had a guy on the phone and he said I should send him my resume so he could pass it on to his MD. Now,...24 (24 new)
+8Is it too late if you don't have any connection?Hi monkeys, I'm an international student who recently returned to campus after serving in the army (of my country) for two years. I'm a rising junior and currently very ill-prepared without solid foundation in financial knowledge or networking, and found out this year's recruiting...23 (23 new)
+8How do we Feel About Girls Riding Motorcycles?So I meet this girl for drinks this weekend, and she pulls up... ON A MOTORCYCLE. I don't mean on the back of a motorcycle, I mean it's HER motorcycle and she's driving it (do you even "drive" a motorcycle? That doesn't sound cool or right). In any event, it...50 (50 new)
+8Misdemeanor ConvictionHas anyone had to deal with a misdemeanor conviction on their record for real estate companies? I am currently applying for jobs and am facing a misdemeanor use of drugs charge that will be a misdemeanor conviction on my record that was pleaded down from a possession charge. Does that disqualify...26 (1 new)
+8Tesla stock on fire I know Tesla’s stock has been on fire, but with one of their actual cars bursting into flames, does anyone else see tremendous downside in this stock? I mean, Elon’s a genius and all, one of the best out-of-the-box thinkers of our generation and gets tons of chicks, but the guy doesn’t...22 (22 new)
+8Should I apply to Germany as well?Hey guys. Got a new dilemma here! I am an international student from a non eu country and received an offer from Edinburgh for undergraduate economics.Now what I wanted to know is that when I am applying for internships and possibly even jobs at investment banks can I apply to investment...10 (10 new)
+8How to proceed further? Hi everyone.So this is my first question on this site. I have received an offer for undergraduation in MA(hons) economics at University of Edinburgh and will be beginning first year in September this year. I would like to add that I am an international student. I am really very interested in...7 (7 new)
+8Cold Linkedin messageTitle says it all. What are peoples' thoughts on sending a cold linkedin message to an analyst if you are not able to get their email address? I was thinking about adding a note introducing myself when I sent a connection request, but I don't know if this will come off as weird. ...13 (7 new)
+8$m or $mm when abbreviating Million $m or $mm? I prefer $m. There is only one 'm' in millions. While M = 1000 in Roman numerology and M^2 = <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>, that's a weak-arse justification and an unnecessary letter. The second m is redundant. Who the hell...37 (5 new)
+8BAML 2019 SA Megathread Hey! I haven't seen a megathread for <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr> 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> yet, so here it is. <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>...79 (79 new)
+7Millstein acquired by Guggenheim. Thoughts?Tittle says it all. Looks like WSJ just broke the news. Interested to see if anyone has opinions on the merger, given that guggenheim already has a restructuring team. 7 (7 new)
+7How Do Some People Get a Lot of Followers on Instagram?**Other than celebs (small scale or A-list) and insanely hot girls that is. ** I know of guys who have over a thousand Instagram followers, get tons of likes on their photos, and seem to have an overall appealing account on there. It isn't like they are purchasing phony followers from...25
+7Small Shop DevelopersTo those of you that work in a small-med size development firm... Are there such things as interns? How did you land your role? How do salaries differ from the large developers and national corporations?15 (1 new)
+7What are some great and also good real estate firms that I should look into in southern California?I'd love your input on some solid shops that hire straight out of undergrad down there. I'd love to be in acquisitions, but I'd also go into REIB or debt and equity placement. I'm currently interning in asset management at a private equity firm that has revenues between 1...23 (23 new)
+7Does having the CFA help for MBA admission?Title pretty much sums it up. Does completing the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> before applying to b-schools offer any significant advantage? *Note: would take level 1 senior yr of undergrad. Nontarget -> <abbr title="bulge...21 (21 new)
+7Why do you enjoy working in real estate private equity?Hey guys, Why do you enjoy working in real estate private equity and why did you choose this career? Do you also think that real estate debt is interesting, if yes or no why? Looking forward to your comments8 (8 new)
+7Domino's and Pot HolesDomino's (DPZ) is going around this week and fixing potholes in the name of pizza. They have fixed 40 potholes in 10 hours on 10 roads. They have also conveniently branded these potholes with the Domino's logo. Does anyone else thing this is a one off thing, or if corporations...25 (25 new)
+7To wear make up or not Off topic question for the handful of women on here (and to guys - wouldn't mind if you chipped in with your opinion on this as well) - Do you wear a full face of make up to work? (FYI for guys - full face of make up means primer, concealer, foundation, bronzer/highlighter, blush,...24 (24 new)
+7Destroy my resume so bad that I don't even send my resumeDestroy my resume and make me regret ever applying to schools. I WANT ALL OPINIONS GOOD OR BAD. Can't get better without criticism to please let me know. And yes I am getting it reviewed by <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Edit: Thank you all for your help/input33 (33 new)
+7How to Convince My Boss to Include Excel Modeling Into the Job?What's up everyone, first time post here. So to summarize, I currently work at a large real estate firm and work as an analyst in their multifamily department. My job mainly entails managing a large portfolio of mortgage loans and monitoring/reporting their operating statistics, as well...30 (30 new)
+7How do you actually sell?A lot of verified members mention that sales is the way to go if you want to make big bucks and that sales is the skill you need to succeed. If sales is the path to big money then how exactly do you sell a product? I mean, if you work with clients that know what they're doing, how do you...18 (18 new)
+7How do I deal with baptism by fire?I'm a recent graduate and I've landed a role at a well regarded boutique. We primarily deal with real estate and infrastructure assets and attract large clients. The team is super lean, with 2-3 analysts, 1 associate and 2 MDs. I'm in my first week, and I'm being baptised...18 (3 new)
+7Help with watch purchase Can anyone help me out with a watch recomendation? I have a leather band Citizen ecodrive as well as a cheap sieko that ive had since sophomore year. I just started as an analyst and want to invest in a nicer metal band watch to wear at work. Would like to spend around 1k. Any recomended brands...24 (23 new)
+7What is the worst book you've ever read?Title says it all. We hear a lot on here about the best books to read, but what is a book where you've thought: "Man, that's 2-4 hours I'm never getting back"22 (22 new)
+7REIT Compensation at the Analyst level?What would be a good estimate for compensation for an analyst at a major metro REIT? Specifically on the acquisitions/development side of things. a) are bonuses a thing? b) what can be expected in a base salary? c) if it is on the low end of the range, should I counter - will I be...42 (42 new)
+7A way to read paywalled articlesIf you want to read an article that is paywalled on a site like WSJ, type in front of the URL and you'll be able to access it in a form that looks like a Medium article. For ex,,...10 (10 new)
+7Why do people live in cities?So 100 years ago, it made sense (and was forgivable). Horses were difficult to maintain, alternative transportation lacking, slow, and inadequate. And the only real way to comminucate was face to face. Then they invented the telephone, internet, and smartphone/apps that are more powerful...19 (19 new)
+7Washington D.C. - Best Places to Drink, Eat and Chase TailWhat's up guys. Haven't been posting much because I started a new gig a few months ago and have been super, super swamped catching up to speed with everything. Anyways, I moved to DC not long ago to start with a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm...15 (15 new)
+7Poll: Does Joe Rogan look like a potato? Banana = YES MS = NO 13 (13 new)
+6Back to Back Physical Commodity Trading: Bearing Flat Price Risk Dear all; I've been reading up on Craig Pirrongs Economics of Trading Firms published by <a href="">Trafigura</a>: Very informative read. My understanding is that the flat price risk is...13 (13 new)
+6Why don't people just apply to every MBA program in the top-20?I get that this would be a massive pain, but if you have sufficient time and money it seems like the best way to ensure you slip in somewhere. The main obstacle I see would be that it could be pain for your letter of rec writer, but I understand a fair amount of schools are moving to a common...14 (1 new)
+6Do you guys ever have days where you have absolutely nothing to do?I mean like, absolutely no assignments/deliverables (time-critical or not) to work on for the day because its slow and there's nothing going on?16 (16 new)
+6Aspiring Wall Street Student: Where do I start???Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I am a young student looking to learn about the market and the different areas of Finance. I have always been fascinated with Wall street and I am trying to start early to put myself in position to break in eventually. I...9 (9 new)
+6"Send me a Resume anytime"The other day I went to a networking event and met a handful of people in the industry I'm interested in breaking into. In one of my thank you emails, I mentioned that I would be interested in an internship at a firm and the recipient replied saying that we should stay and touch and that I...6 (6 new)
+6How F*cked Am I?How fucked am I if I'm trying to get into Big 4 accounting, they recruit at my school, I have almost a perfect GPA, majoring in accounting, but I spent my past 2 summers working at a restaurant waiting tables?32 (32 new)
+6Is it wise to enter into AM in 2018?Currently, it's no secret that active management is shrinking and places like Fidelity are laying off a lot of their staff which is why I'm wondering: Would it be a wise decision for a college student to pursue working at an IM firm like Fidelity, Blackrock, PIMCO, Wellington or any...24 (24 new)
+6Any recommendations for leather laptop/messenger bags?Hi All, I'm going to be starting as an analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and am looking for a classic, solid laptop/messenger bag. I'm a big fan of traditional full-grain brown...27 (1 new)
+6Real Estate Profit Split - Friends and Family - LT HoldSay you have the benefit of having rich friends and you'd like to acquire, as the GP, multifamily real estate with the intention of holding in perpetuity. That is, never sell. What is a fair and equitable profit split for such a transaction that would allow for majority ownership by...19 (19 new)
+6Private Equity/ Private Investment Divisions - Minneapolis-St.Paul?I'm coming up on graduation May of 2019 and I'm trying to prepare for the fall recruiting season. Specifically trying to move to the Minneapolis - St. Paul area. Does anyone have any info on the private equity scene in the Twin Cities area? I'm aware of some firms like Norwest...12 (12 new)
+6Ways to Pass the Series 7 ExamI Passed my Series 7 yesterday and I thought it would be helpful to share my experience in efforts to shed light on this exam. I'll cut to the chase, its a BEAR no pun intended. However, Its not impossible. I have a masters degree, got excellent grades in school, but never did well in...47 (1 new)
+6Matt Damon to play Marc Rich in movie adaption of Glencore physical oil trading kingIt's official. Hollywood is making a movie on Glencore founder, Marc Rich. Marc Rich was the most bad ass physical oil trader and one of the greatest businessmen to have ever existed. He did business with dictators, bribed politicians across the world, flew private jets with the Mossad...23 (23 new)
+6Does school name matters in mutual fund/money management careers?I am an international student from India. I am an econ major and going to take GMAT this summer. I am planning to move to the US for my masters. Earlier I had plans of Europe but it won't be possible now. I looked for some schools in USA for which I think I am fit. My career goal is to end...16 (5 new)
+6What is the best Way to Track Your ExpensesDo you know what is the best way to track your expenses? I figured out that I spend a lot of money for non-essential things and I would like to at least track it or in the best case, stop it. 21 (21 new)
+6Is 50 too old to break into Wall Street?So I was recently listening to a <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> webinar where one of the speakers said that -- for a college student -- it's not a bad idea to take Level 1 of the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr>...46 (10 new)
+6London - Most Prestigious Grad RolesWhat would you consider are the most prestigious funds (HF as well as PE) that hire graduates with 0 full-time work experience in London? (i.e. looking at opportunities you would take instead of a fulltime <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> role at...24 (24 new)
+6Multi Family Investing - New York CityThought this would be a good place to post some general questions as a real estate novice and gather some perspectives from people in-the-know. Currently in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>, and in the near term (~1 year), I’m looking to diversify my...11 (11 new)
+6Self employed retirement savingsAre there any self-employed people on this forum? How old are you and how much have you saved for retirement? Which vehicles are you using (SEP, Solo 401k, Roth or Traditional)? I’m 27, have $200k and will have another at least 100k by the end of this year but it’s all been in cash. I...17 (17 new)
+6Banks sponsoring visas (undergrad)Which banks are still sponsoring H1B visas? I haven't seen an updated post about this wrt 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting so would appreciate any insight. 19 (9 new)
+6Is this a good offer? (Commercial Banking)Received an offer in Commercial Banking for a first-year Associate role on the Sales side of the business (Relationship Manager). <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Base salary is $110K with a “middle of the road” bonus of 40-45%. Is this reasonable, or should...36 (36 new)
+6Poor People are Finance Experts?Not everybody out there in the world is financially well-off. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that - it's just an objective observation. While lots of people on this website are easily clearing six figures a year at prestigious companies, there are a lot of people...33 (33 new)
+6Choosing Career Path (Sub-3.0 GPA)Hi all, I'll be graduating this summer (taking last class online) from a top-15 school, and I'm really struggling to determine what types of jobs I should be applying for. My degree is a B.B.A. in IT Management (with an emphasis on Data Analytics) and Economics, but my GPA is...4 (4 new)
+6What to do to get over having missed out on the social fun and thrills of college?Whats up <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> crew. So I'll jump right to it. On paper, it seems like my life has come a long way since I first joined this forum. I went from working for barely anything and an unemployable major to securing a nice sales role...32 (8 new)
+5Do any bankers take steriods?As we all know, a person who is jacked is much more respected (by females, goldman sachs, hyp) than someone who doesn't take care of his body. Appearance is everything. But when considering the arduous workweeks, it seems like a banker wouldn't have enough time or energy to remain in...15 (15 new)
+5Asset-Backed Finance & Capital Markets Exit Ops from BBHave an offer from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>/borderline <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (think UBS, Wells, <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr>, etc.) Wondering whether to pursue asset-backed finance...20 (20 new)
+5google spreadsheet of open apps?Howdy, I remember last year there was a google spreadsheet going around with information about which bank have apps open, is there one this year?1 (1 new)
+5Is Asset Management shrinking?I've seen on a couple threads now people saying mutual funds are shrinking and laying off/decreasing the number of people they're hiring. Some people said their comp has been cut to as much as 50% as a couple years ago. Is there any truth to these statements or is it just an...10 (9 new)
+5Critique my cold mailI decided to change my cold email template for networking to generate more responses and was hoping that someone could critique my cold mail. I have searched the forums and taken a bit here and there from a lot of the useful threads that I found. "Dear, My name is xxxxxx, I’m a...10 (10 new)
+5What do you think of Chinese manufacturing? Now many things in the store are from Asian manufacturing companies, such as Apple. I don't know what people think of these products.21 (21 new)
+5Morgan Stanley HealthcareDoes anyone have any insight on this group? <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> is the undisputed leader in healthcare banking. Goldman isn't that strong in the space, from what I understand, nor are many of the other BB's. And then you have middle market firms...8 (8 new)
+5Hows my cover letter? 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000013 (13 new)
+5Transitioning Veteran Advice PleaseHello All, I'm a 31-year-old transitioning Army Officer and am seeking a role in asset management at a firm ideally in New York. I'm currently an aviation officer with about six years of experience also working in the army's version of accountability and asset management (which...9 (9 new)
+5Intermediate Prestige Cars?How well-respected or attractive to women are intermediate-prestige vehicles? Meaning, luxury vehicles like Lambo/Rolls/Bentley/Bugatti are clearly sure to attract a lot of attention, while lower-tier vehicles like a Toyota or Honda probably won't stand out at all. But what about those...26 (26 new)
+5To the married monkeys, how much financial info do you share with the wife?Although I don't believe in marriage (on the notion of there being "too many fish in the sea" to spend years with just 1 girl), that's not the topic here. Who knows, given how much certain girls are drawn to me (fml), I may get married one day. Parents will finally get...101 (101 new)
+5How to interpret my Diagnostic GMAT of 660?Hey guys, Currently networking for FT recruit alongside my summer internship. I know my grades are a big barrier so I've been thinking about doing the GMAT. My thinking is that if I do really well, I can help de-risk my bad grades to some degree...and that if I interview prep well, and...21 (21 new)
+51st Year Private Equity Associate Compensation UpdateSaw that the most recent compensation updates for private equity positions are from 2016 and since then, many investment banks have raised 1st year associates salary base to 125 so just wanted to get an update. Obviously this number would vary between lower <abbr title="middle...9 (9 new)
+5Rent or SellHi, I purchased a rental property 4 years ago for 72000 cash. My tenant just moved out. To date I have recouped 57000 dollars in rent (after taxes, etc). Therefore, if I make another 15000 I will have recouped my initial investment. I am trying to decide if should sell the property at a...8 (8 new)
+5What is ECM/DCM like?Hey everyone, I wanted to see what everyone thinks of a long-term career in <abbr title="equity capital markets">ECM</abbr>/<abbr title="debt capital markets">DCM</abbr> for someone with no interest in pursuing <abbr title="private...20 (20 new)
+5Who will win the FIFA World Cup 2018?Who will won FIFA 2018? * Germany * Brazil * Portugal * France * Uruguay * Argentina * England * Spain * Mexico * Belgium * Colombia * Croatia * Sweden * Egypt * Poland * Australia * Senegal * Iran * Japan * South Korea * Saudi...40 (40 new)
+5High School HedgieSo I read a week or two ago that a 17 year old kid on his way to Wharton started his own hedge fund while he was in high school… kudos to the kid. But a couple of weird things: -The article also said that he’s CURRENTLY studying for his Series 65 exam… don’t you need to pass this...2
+5Direct Lending, what now?Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm starting at a direct lender this week. I'm on the investment team and I look at sourced potential investments and judge ability to pay based on credit worthiness of the business, value collateral and the...14 (5 new)
+5Where will Amazon have HQ2? Any updates beyond the top 20?I've heard its between Austin, DC, Boston, Raleigh, and a couple others. Has anyone heard differently?16 (16 new)
+5Musings of the Recently UnemployedLongtime <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> user who has recently discovered a significant amount of excess free time after my fund effectively closed. Have been playing around with a bit of writing to fill the time and thought I would create a dummy account to...4 (4 new)
+5SoftBank Vision Fund / GIC / TemasekI know that these three seem like a random grouping of firms, but I wanted to see if the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community has a view on where they stand in regards to US <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Investing from a...8 (8 new)
+5Must Interns Excel at EXCEL?Have you found interns’ modeling proficiency to be mostly interchangeable, or do interns’ Excel skills vary a great deal? And can this impact the decision as to whether an intern eventually gets a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer?20 (1 new)
+5New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...4
+5AMA: Recent graduate starting at MBB soonFirst time poster -- I graduated Spring 2018 from a target school and this forum helped me a lot in my preparation, so I wanted to offer an AMA to give back and hopefully help out some rising seniors or others in college looking to get into consulting. 7 (7 new)
+5When you are looking to invest in either Industrial buildings or Office buildings what are the most important things to look at?Obviously location is king, but i'm not as familiar with industrial assets. Proximity to a port or shipping possibly? With office, would look at location, proximity to talent, lease rollover and risk, are tenants highly correlated, if capex is needed soon, barriers to entry, incoming...18 (18 new)
+5JPM Launching Leaders 2018 Interview ExperienceI was invited to interview for a sophomore summer internship in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> with JPMorgan as a part of their Launching Leaders superday in early May (I received an offer a week after the interviews). The format was 3 separate 30...1 (1 new)
+5Prison TimeCan I take a leave of absence and legally keep my job as I'm facing a 90 day bid in the sandbox? Asking for a friend.9
+5Negotiating Participation - Boutique SoCal Development shop I currently work at a boutique RE investment/development firm specifically focused in Souther California. When I say boutique I mean *very* boutique. Besides our back of the house operations (accountants, property managers, etc.) it is the principal of the company and myself doing all the deals....7 (7 new)
+5Is anyone from Europe?Hello everyone, I'm studying Engineering in Europe but I don't really enjoy it. I love everything about markets and trading so I want to do a Master in something like Financial Engineering because I really want to work in a Hedge Fund in Europe but I don't know which country I...18 (18 new)
+5To work or not to work..that is the question!Hey all. So i have got an offer for economics at Edinburgh and i wanted to know if it would be a good idea to work part time?I am an international student so i have kind of limited knowledge about the kind of part time jobs available to undergraduates in the UK. And if you think it is a good...1 (1 new)
+5Billionaire/Convicted Felon: Do you Think Michael Milken is Happy? Michael Milken is both a billionaire and a convicted felon. And therein lies my question... A recent post (Who Would be on your Mt. Rushmore of Finance?) discussed how Michael Milken is revered and lauded for his contributions to finance -- how he basically made capital accessible to dozens...27 (20 new)
+5Excel lifestyleDoes anyone else feel like they live in excel? Like all day everyday it seems like it never stops. 19 (11 new)
+5What to do as a rising senior at a non-target with no IB experienceI have 3.9 GPA from a non-target (large state school) and plan to graduate in December (1 semester ahead of typical schedule). I interned at a F500 as a junior and worked at a bank for 2 years prior to that. My first choice would be working in <abbr title="investment...20 (15 new)
+5CS Banker Inappropriate Conduct with InternI'm sure you all have seen this by now...But for those that did not enjoy below from DealBreaker: *A tipster inside Credit Suisse’s <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> office reached out to let us know of a little summer scandal brewing over at Madison Square...9 (9 new)
+4SoftBankRecently i've seen softbank ramping up its hiring with a lot of <abbr title="private equity">pe</abbr> associates/<abbr title="investment banking">ib</abbr> analysts/consultants. Anyone know which headhunter(s) they use? Any ideas on...1 (1 new)
+4Capital One vs Deloitte S&OHey everyone, I'm a Product Management intern at Capital One and like it so far. It's very techy, and I want to go more into strategy, so I'm looking at consulting for full-time. Would it be worth it to apply to Deloitte's strategy and operations team? I know the...16 (16 new)
+4Signing bonus, relocation fees (London)Hi, I'll start to work as a 1st year Analyst in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and wanted to have a better view of signing bonus and relocation fees in London. From what I know, standards seem to be: - signing bonus: 6-7k pounds - and some banks pay...13 (5 new)
+4Operations Associate Level Starting SalaryWhats the starting salary for a associate level fraud operations role at a BB? Just received an offer and I was just curious. My career isn't in banking and there isn't much info for non revenue generating roles. The position is in <abbr title="New York...18 (18 new)
+4Please rip apart my Investor Pitch for an AcquisitionHi all kindly find attached for comments. Let me know if there is anything wildly wrong. This is a real life example.24
+4Best Business school books, essay prep, resources?Hey everybody - I am on the last leg of my consulting stint before bouncing to a new job with the hope of applying to business school within the next 1-2 years. Luckily, my current consulting job does give budget for business school prep materials and I have not used any of it (~$1K). Before I...1 (1 new)
+4Experience with Siris Capital?Anyone have exp with Siris Capital? Is this a high calibre / reputable shop? Currently an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">mbb</abbr> consultant and being positioned by a recruiter for a role there. Had never heard of them. 6 (6 new)
+4Will someone review my stock pitchHi, I have made a short 2 page pitch that I would like someone with experience in the industry to review. I’m planning to reach out to people at funds to network and was planning to include a pitch. I edited a pitch upon suggestions by someone but I’m looking for more people to review it and...22 (22 new)
+4Nomura TMT LondonHi Monkeys, I am set up for a few ASC <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> interviews in the city and I would like to find out more about Nomura's <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> team. There does not seem...7 (7 new)
+4Successful Resume DatabaseSo I've seen a lot of people on here ask for resume advice, but most of us never hear how the story ends. Not only that, but it's not not helpful for future applicants... who knows if that advice was any good? So my idea is this: I think it would be really helpful for you guys to post...6 (6 new)
+42019 SA Applications Not Open YetWhat boutiques / middle market firms have not opened their 2019 summer analyst applications yet? I want to get a running list going. Known List as of 6/25/2018: - Stifel - Loop Capital - Nomura - Raymond James - KPMG - Deloitte - EY - PwC5 (5 new)
+4What websites do you use to monitor the economy?I was wondering if those of our WSO economists wouldn't mind sharing a list of the economic indicators you monitor and what websites you use to get the information from? Do you monitor CPI, GDP, Money supply, PPI, Consumer Confidence, CES, Housing Market, 10 Yr Treasury etc.? Do you...11
+4Should I move from Oliver Wyman to BCG?I've been with Oliver Wyman FS for the past couple years. Recently I was approached by BCG, went to interview, and receive an offer. The pay is around the same. BCG has slightly more interesting work, but generally it's pretty much the same job. I've build up quite a good network...20 (20 new)
+4Why is EV/EBITDA considered capital structure neutral?I get why <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> is capital structure neutral because interest costs aren't figured in. But <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr> adds debt to market cap so a...9
+4Capital StackHi Guys, I am looking to learn more about the Equity & Debt capital stack of a real estate deal. I want to learn it conceptually and then apply that to modeling to further enhance my skills for the future. Of course I know debt and equity but I want to know how the capital stack works in...6 (6 new)
+4Goldman Sachs or Kate Upton?If you could only accept one of the following two offers, which one would it be? -Goldman Sachs offers you the job as its next CEO. -Kate Upton offers to start cheating on Justin Verlander with you, but there are two conditions to the cheating: (1) You would only get to have sex with...36 (36 new)
+42019 SA- William Blair Tech vs. BAML/CS (random group)** EDIT thanks for the input, made my decision and appreciate all the feedback from fellow <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> monkeys. 17 (17 new)
+4Help Deciding Between Real Estate TextbooksI've decided I want to pick up a textbook to read and develop a strong fundamental understanding of Real Estate finance and the Real Estate market in general. I'm trying to decide between "Linneman Associates: Real Estate Finance and Investments 5th edition" ($150) and...15 (15 new)
+4Question for those with Equity Capital Markets experience (Coverage or Product Group)What is equity capital markets like from within a coverage group? Is there still an operating model to manage? Or would you primarily put together marketing material for the company? Thanks in advance for any help7 (7 new)
+4Cushman and Wakefield IPOWanted to find out what everyone thinks about the Cushman IPO? After the weak <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr> of Newmark do you think that they will also come up short?17 (17 new)
+4Help with decision - Student with no idea what to do IB 2019Hi all, I recently received an offer from Barclays for the Summer of 2019. I was wondering what people thought about exit ops to megafunds. Though I like the firm, I am more interested in some other firms, however, they won't be able to accommodate me before my early-July deadline. What are...33 (3 new)
+4PE After Graduation?Let me start by saying, no, I’m not naive lol. I’m returning to Georgetown University to finish my Economics degree that I started a few years ago. During my junior year I earned an intership with State Street, which turned into a full time job as a Client Associate dealing with...6 (6 new)
+4Oliver Wyman London vs Bain in Continental EuropeHi guys, I am a graduate student from a London target uni, originally from a small western European country. I know for sure that I want to do consulting, and my ideal consulting job would involve broad exposure to different sectors, lots of travel and decent exit opps to <abbr...7 (7 new)
+4Confusion on FCF - Adding back Int(1-t)Hello, I know this question has been asked many times, I've reviewed all answers, but my confusion has remained the same.  I know <abbr title="free cash flow">FCF</abbr> = *Cash* flow available to debt and equity holders.  I am genuinely confused on why I would...8 (1 new)
+4Rate us on iTunes for a chance to win a FREE Resume Review or 1hr Mentor Session ($149-$199 value) Update - we have a winner, itunes user @john rocker" please email [email protected] 1. Check out the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Podcast on iTunes and <strong><a...2 (1 new)
+4What is Mezzanine debt?Mezzanine debt is a form of financing that is part debt and part equity. It incorporates equity-based options, such as warrants, with a lower-priority debt to provide flexible long term capital for use in buy-outs or growth financings.7 (7 new)
+4Stern MBA IB Recruiting Competition?Stern is widely known as a "finance school" or a "school for bankers" and it seems like the best place to be (outside of the M7) to get a position as a post-MBA associate. But, I was hoping if any Stern alumni could comment on how competitive banking recruiting is and provide...11 (2 new)
+4How important are MSc grades to get a job?Hi everyone, A quick question, according to your experience, how relevant are the MSc grades to find a job? Is getting a merit, distinction, etc increase your chances of landing a job? Or the employers don't look at Master's grades that much? 13 (13 new)
+4should I part time jobs on my resume?hello im a incoming sophomore at a non target and the only working experience I have is that I worked at a restaurant as a busboy and dishwasher. I was wondering if it's recommended to put 2 restaurant part time jobs on resume? it's the only experience I have 5 (5 new)
+4Trump's Trade War (Are consumers and investors SCREWED?)On Tuesday, President Trump announced [10% tariffs on $200B of Chinese goods ](, further escalating a trade war with China. Naturally, China is expected to retaliate with tariffs on American...46 (46 new)
+4Highest Paying REPE Firms for JuniorsAnyone know what the highest paying REPE firms are for an associate or VP/principal type position? I understand that there's a lot of vol in comp when it comes to real estate, since firms don't move in general lockstep like law/banking. Obviously the higher comp will come from the...12 (11 new)
+4Best Opportunity to Transition as Engineer?Question to fellow WSO’ers - 2 Year Petroleum Engineer in Houston working for a Large E&P. Over the past year or so, I have decided that I want to start making my move to finance earlier than I initially anticipated as day-to-day engineering and my forward looking career path does not...7 (7 new)
+4Investment Management After Top MBA - Does Pre-MBA Experience Matter?Hello everyone, I'm a couple years into my career in corporate finance at an F100. I have my sights set on an <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> later on, and I am...19 (19 new)
+4WF 2019 PubFin Superday Results?Anyone hear back from Wells Fargo's 2019 Public Finance Superday last Friday? Think it's an L if you haven't heard back?5 (5 new)
+4I need help! Transitioning from BO to IBDHello everyone, I just need some advice here. Firstly, I didn't know about finance field or knew that I wanted to get into finance until I entered college and was already two years in. I went to a non-target school and eventually landed an internship. At that time, I thought it was a...7 (7 new)
+4Evercore Full time 2019Hi fellow monkeys, Anyone know when <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> process for evercore is like? when do the applications open up? what are the timelines? d8 (6 new)
+4Zelle is f***king up - Alternatives?I bank primarily with Capital One 360 and have been happy with it. First there was only Chase QP, but now everyone started using Zelle, and it was very convenient for me. I receive money and pay people with Zelle all the time. Yesterday, some work was completed on a property I manage around 10PM...19 (19 new)
+4"Your background is too wild"A couple months back, I interviewed at an options trading shop for an intern position. They actually told me that my background is "too wild", and that they don't know how I will fit in their small team. Here is why I have a hard time finding a job. Indeed my background might...8 (8 new)
+4PERE: What's your carry?Would be interested to hear any disclosed figures + outline of AUM of your fund. Also after which year it is attainable. Thx15 (15 new)
+4Would be so grateful for any help hereHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I am summer intern for a bank in the real estate finance group and I work in underwriting on both CMBS and balance sheet deals. My manager wants me to give a presentation at the end of the summer in front of the team. The...12 (12 new)
+4Construction APM?Hi all I wanted your thoughts on what you think of being an APM in construction management for a GC or construction department of a real estate owner? I currently may have an opportunity to be an APM, however it is for tenant fit out and capital jobs not ground up projects. My main interest is...8 (8 new)
+4Do many people see Consulting as a long-term career?Hey guys, just wondering this out of curiosity. Do many people see Consulting at one of the <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>/Deloitte/OW as a possible long-term career path? Do many people choose to stay in Consulting and shoot for Partner like many law and...17 (17 new)
+4GS SA– Deferred!?!?!?!Anyone that got deferred for <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Early Action not able to apply again for regulars? Not sure if i am dinged or if i could reapply with another account or if i should just sit and wait for the deferred app to get processed. Thoughts?31 (31 new)
+4Looking for advice - Second Job/ Weekend Advice Hey guys, looking for some advice in regards to getting a second job/outside work. I've seen a lot of posts on ways to make side income, but figuring my intentions aren't just income I thought I'd post. Background: Coming into my current role I was expecting to work upwards of...1 (1 new)
+4Tutorial: Ground-up Development CashflowMonekys, I'd like to share with you again a free modeling video. For some this will likely be too basic but if you are just getting into real estate it could be a big help. My goal is to spread the word and eventually become a big resource such as Adventures in CRE, so please let me...3 (3 new)
+4Networking and general strategy as a rising sophomore?Hey all, I'm a rising sophomore at a semi-target (JHU) interested in management consulting. For some background my major is Biomedical Engineering and I'm also planning on tacking on a stats major. So far my GPA and HS test scores are high (>3.95, >2300, etc.), but...19 (19 new)
+4Looking for seed money but no idea on the how/what/whoHey all, Before diving into this I think it makes sense to at least give some context and background on me personally just so we're all on the same page. The general gist of what I am curious about from anyone with experience is the goal of getting seeded to start a small fund. The goal...39 (2 new)
+4Energy Sector PrimerHi everyone, I recently searched previous threads regarding a primer for oil & gas companies, but was not able to find anything other than a few posts from 2013, where members sent primers through PMs. I have done some preliminary reading and understand basic concepts (NAV for E&P is...27 (2 new)
+4Application strategy - Graduate seeking IBD role in LDNHi guys, My goal is to break into <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> in London at a reputable bank, be it <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>, an internationally recognised boutique or a <abbr title="bulge...14 (14 new)
+4How do you keep yourself busy when you just do facetime hours?Currently bored at the office, I'd appreciate any suggestion to keep myself busy, bored of reading/doing finance models and sending networking emails.15 (15 new)
+4Friendly message to American/Australian tourists in EuropeCould you please turn your volume down when talking? Everybody understands what you're saying and nobody cares about your superficial bullshit. Both Americans and Australians have a really nasal, obnoxious accent and if you have to speak loud on top of that, (which all of you do btw)...14 (14 new)
+4Chi BBs Advice - GS/BAML/MS?I'm a rising sophomore at a regional target (think Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame). Looking to recruit next year for Chicago <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>/<abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr>. Can anyone provide any color on...14 (14 new)
+4How to go about starting a fund?I'm currently in CEGEP (pre university in Canada) hopefully getting to a target school and my dream has always been to open up my own fund, private equity or hedge fund not sure what because I have both a passion for the public markets and the idea of optimization, managing and fixing up a...7 (7 new)
+4Anyone Churn Credit Cards?Looking for real insight if this form of arbitrage pays off. What Is Credit Card Churning? Many credit card issuers offer great signup bonuses. New cardholders earn a big bonus for spending a certain amount within a certain timeframe — usually the first 90 days of opening the credit...36 (36 new)
+4Any helpful material for UK undergraduates (UPDATE: AM in the United Kingdom)UPDATE: Any questions related to <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> in the United Kingdom. Hi everyone! i will be applying for graduate positions (AM mainly) soon and was looking for a good guide or any other material related to SPECIFICALLY the United Kingdom...15 (14 new)
+4Top Groups at Goldman SachsHi, I know there has been a thread on this before but it seemed like most of the content was from five years ago. I was wondering if anyone had any updated impressions on top groups at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> besides <abbr title="financial...27 (27 new)
+4Point 72 Academy 2019 Recruiting Hello everyone, Just trying to get a feel for Point 72's Academy 2019 recruitment process. I submitted my resume and got Hirevue a day later. After completing the Hirevue I was then invited to an "exclusive summer networking night" at Point 72's office in <abbr...55 (10 new)
+4Which Offer Should I Take? (Analyst at Valuation & Advisory Services VS. Capital Markets)Hi, I am a recent graduate from architecture, interested in real estate investment and development (PE, Project Financing, etc.) Fortunately, I got two junior position offers from the real estate service firms: Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, JLL, Savills First one is **Capital Markets...9 (9 new)
+4PE Senior Associate - What next?Hi everyone! Some of you know me as a long-time poster on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but this time I am seeking advice and would greatly appreciate any insight from people who may have been in a similar situation. To put it in a nutshell, after a...5 (5 new)
+4Where do you think the next investment banking hub will be?Do you think New York will always be the center of the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> industry? Do you see this transitioning to other areas currently? Or will robots take everybody's job and render this question irrelevant?12 (12 new)
+4Merger model : the buyer writes off the seller's shareholder's equity balance, WHY ?Hello, I am currently preparing myself for interviews in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in France. As I worked on subject like consolidation, I read that when combining the balance sheet ( M&A) of the seller&buyer, the buyer had to write off the...8 (8 new)
+4December Grad FT IBD SearchI'm an Honors student with a Finance Major, Legal Reasoning and Analysis Minor at a non-target private school. GPA is 3.3+/4 (3.7 major GPA) and will be graduating in December (4.5 years) once I finish my econometrics thesis on LIBOR-OIS spreads and overnight unsecured rates. I've...5 (5 new)
+4Any advice for aspiring Financial Analyst?Hello all, I am new to this forum and well, quite frankly new to a lot of things regarding finance. So, what I wanted to talk about is tips/advice for undergraduate students like myself looking to get into a Financial Analyst career. I am currently an incoming sophomore at DePaul...14 (14 new)
+4GS TMT/FIG vs PJT RSSG vs Evercore M&A, BY EASE OF RECRUITINGHow would you compare these in terms of first-year analyst's ability to recruit for MFs? Everyone knows that these are the best places to recruit from, but I was wondering in terms of culture (do senior management support recruiting and will go to bat for juniors), how do these rank?10 (10 new)
+4Dalio's all weather Portfolio - Value Investing versionI recently thought about this idea after reading Dalio's new book. Many of you are informed with Dalio's All Weather portfolio. It has returned on average 9.6% over the past 30 years. For those who don't know its a mix of 40% long term bonds, 15% short term bonds, 30% equities,...10 (10 new)
+4What song(s) do you want played at your funeral?It is my belief that everyone (irrespective of age) should have a roster of songs in writing (among other financial wills), should their existence be cut short unexpectedly (or expectedly). I pick my iTunes playlist when I'm alive, and I expect no different on the other side. Nothing...14 (14 new)
+4Cap One/Freddie Mac/Walker DunlopIn the interview process with 3 companies in underwriter or asset management positions: Cap One Freddie Mac - 2 positions Walker Dunlop Right now I might have a favorite but haven't been sold on one yet. Any thoughts on the companies, progression, pay? Any recommendations would be...12 (12 new)
+4Why is ok to deprive alcoholics of beer/liquor, but not obese people of food?So before you make the obvious (but erroneous) argument that "food is essential but alcohol is optional", consider that a majority of the food obese people eat are equally (if not more) "optional" and toxic to the body than alcohol. In fact, sugar is perhaps the worst thing...48 (2 new)
+4International students & IB internships in the USIs the selection process for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internships any different for international students than it is for US ones? Is getting a visa complicated? Do we need a higher GPA maybe? I go to a target school.24 (24 new)
+4WSO ShirtThank you to WSO for the free shirt! It took a while to send to Australia, but I was really thrilled to receive this. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/20180710_140919.jpg?itok=SKotfglr" alt="" /> <img...2 (2 new)
+3Rent Stabilization - NYC MultifamilyAnyone familiar w/ <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> who could explain how this works? My group doesn't do much in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and I just got this deal sent to...7 (7 new)
+3How do you do real estate comps?Doing my <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> internship and I have to find a set of <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> for a commercial building. How do I go about finding them? 7 (7 new)
+3Bulge Bracket FIG?Recently accepted a summer analyst offer within the <abbr title="financial institutions group">FIG</abbr> Group at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (Think MS, <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, JPM). Looking for any...3 (3 new)
+3Is it proper to ask for a job from an IB after they cold call your dad to sell his business?My friend's dad received a call from a boutique <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> investment bank looking to help sell his dad's business. Since my friend wants to work in the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>...11 (11 new)
+3Height and Race in Banking5'2, 130 lb, male, two races non-white; college student majoring in <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> - target school. I saw several papers and articles about how executives (especially in banking) tend to be relatively very tall (6' above); and I also...9 (9 new)
+3SA or FT for MSc studentHi Monkeys, I am about to graduate from a non-target in an IT and management degree, but I am due to start an MSc in Finance and Investment at a target next academic year. I have a years work experience at IBM. I'm looking for 1-2 months work experience in a Financial advisory...8 (8 new)
+32 offers. Need some helpOne is at a lower tier <abbr title="bulge bracket">bb</abbr> not in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (the city I wanted). I liked the people and alumni helped me get it even though I was in the non target group (they are hoping our uni becomes...13 (13 new)
+3What does product specialist really entails? This role seems like a writing role in the long run.Hi guys, the nearest topic that I found through the search is wallstreetoasis(dot)com/forums/what-is-product-specialist and wallstreetoasis(dot)com/company/partners-group/interview/product-specialist-investment-writer Recently, I have progressed into the 2nd interview for the role of...8 (8 new)
+3Financing Data Centers- any idea on debt pricing?Hi. Has anybody here used debt to finance data centers? Would you happen to know anything about the pricing your seeing in the market from a financing perspective for: Stabilized cash flowing data centers with credit tenants with long term leases. Semi transitional centers or non credit...3 (3 new)
+3Favorite PE Plays?What are some of your favorites? Always thought this one was fairly clever: (4 new)
+3How to find investors for a durian plantation?The durian industry is seeing skyrocketing demand from China. I'm now helping a fledgling durian plantation find investors. They've structured the investment like this: 1. You buy the title to a number of trees 2. Based on how many trees you buy, you're then entitled to a...7 (7 new)
+3Large private tech FP&A vs. Small public industrial corporate development/strategyHi all, Looking for a little advice on my potential next moves. I am currently finishing up a couple years in valuations at a big 4 firm and am looking for my next opportunity as I know I don't want to do valuations specifically for the rest of my career. I am still looking, but...7 (7 new)
+3NOW WHAT? Hi guys.. I posted this question yesterday but somehow I have got locked out of my <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">wso</abbr> account.I think I unsubscribed or something and now I am not even receiving password reset emails and had to create a new account. Magically I am...1 (1 new)
+3Post MBA MBB startup exit oppsThere's been a lot of discussion in the past regarding exit opps in general, but does anyone have a sense of what exits to well funded startups and/or VC's look like at the post <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> level? What does the comp...8 (8 new)
+3Dire need of some helpHello All, I am in dire need of some guidance. I am stuck in operations job, where I don't want to be, and I am thinking of just leaving the job. Take a bit of time off (approx. 3 months). While on this break, I am studying for <abbr title="Chartered Financial...8 (8 new)
+3Family Office Database listHello fellow chimps- After seeing the other thread on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for interest in family office lists, I’ve compiled a number of family office databases which I’m willing to offer to those in need of a good list. I worked in a...2 (2 new)
+3How promising is Big data (data science) in Finance I am a student in Monash University. And I am applying the QTEM program which offers an opportunity for an exchange. My major is Master of Banking and Finance. There are some courses related to Big Data and Data Science in Finance offered by HEC lausanne. I would like to know if Big data and...16 (6 new)
+3Month into my new job and I hate itI recently graduated and took a role in a F500 pricing group. I originally was going for FP&A but they offered me this role and made it sound interesting, so I decided to accept it. I’m now a month in and hate it. It isn’t even exactly “pricing” it’s more contract compliance. ...9 (9 new)
+3Should I accept this and try to break into IB later?Hi everyone, I really need some advice on my current situation. I have failed to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/<abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> this year, I´ve tried hard, networked a lot, applied to all relevant...5
+3Alternative meanings of "EBITDA"So a colleague and I were bored at work and started brainstorming different phrases that <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> could stand for. The best we came up with was: *Everyone's Busy If The Director Asks* Can...2 (2 new)
+3Police Caution (UK)Hey guys, This is my situation, 1) 2 years ago recieved a caution from police for online argument with someone (older than myself) who had bullied my little bro 2) was not arrested but was cautioned/processed 3) currently in consulting (deals) where background checks arent too...17 (17 new)
+3Project advice on commodities tradingHi. Advice needed for project ideas on commodity trading. For example, I have built macros to price vanilla options as well as option strategies and calculate and chart their Greeks. I'm seeking something of this sort ( programming involved or not) that I can pursue as a personal...8 (8 new)
+3Series 7 - STC vs KnopmanMarks Failed series 7 exam with a 69% using STC provided material from my firm. Consequently, I switched over to KnopmanMarks and passed my exam with a 78%. I can tell you from experience what a difference did it make to switch from providers. In my personal opinion, STC material is very outdated and...2 (2 new)
+3Is an Investment Valuation/Accounting internship at a value-oriented MF valuable experience? [deleted] 8 (8 new)
+3MSc Finance vs IE vs CASS vs EDHEC Hello everyone, Has anyone completed EDHEC's MSc Corproate Finance programme and has made it to London <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> (M&A) positions? I have received an offer with a scholarship from EDHEC and IE but I have to decide between...14 (14 new)
+3Walked in on Boss While on ToiletMy cousin had a big interview at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> bank, so naturally, five minutes before the interview he wanted to "fully empty himself," as he says. So he goes to the bathroom and walked into a stall to find a guy sitting on the toilet...9 (9 new)
+3Beta Explanation Hi Monkeys, Saw a statement in a book and wanna make sure if it’s legit *The unlevered beta shows you the risk of a firm’s equity compared to the market.* And also wanna make sure that we do use levered beta for <abbr title="capital asset pricing...9 (9 new)
+3Do you need a sales license to work at a brokerage? What (if any) are the pros of getting one if not?If I wanted an analyst position at firms like CBRE/JLL etc., are there any pros to obtaining a license even though the job postings say it's not necessary? Just curious cause some also say "preferred". Curious to hear yalls experience with this. 31 (11 new)
+3Required Networking in ConsultingObviously, networking is required to place in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Just knowing technicals/having a good resume isn't enough. I have always wondered what it is like in the Management consulting industry. Obviously, networking is required, but...9 (9 new)
+3Process of PE Recruiting for MBBSo, I'm an incoming AC at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> and I'm wondering of what the timeline is for consultants interested in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. Is it the same as <abbr title="investment...4 (4 new)
+3Help on which MSc to choose (Finance-related)Hi, I'm a Bocconi student (undergrad, BSc in International Economics and Finance) and I will hopefully graduate in september. I'm considering applying for a few MSc programmes for 2019-2020. I want to do a MSc in Finance and have a preference for the corporate aspect; my target...13 (13 new)
+3Response to thank you email?Interviewed for an Associate level role on Monday. I sent a thank you note to the interviewers, and one responded with “we’d like to thank you as well. We hope to get back to you within a few weeks.” I already have an offer from another firm but I’d prefer the position at this firm....6 (6 new)
+3Undergrad Business: IU (possibly) Kelley or University of RochesterHi, I am currently very unsure what to do and would really appreciate any help from you guys. First of all, what I would like to do after graduation is to work in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York...21
+3Phone Call with Well-Known Fund Manager I met a well known (appears on CNBC, books written about him, etc.) midwestern based fund manager at an event a few weeks ago, and I got a chance to introduce myself and we spoke for a short while. I asked him questions like "what can I do to best position myself for success in your...8 (8 new)
+3Majestic Realty Company: Familiarity?Is anyone familiar with Majestic Realty Company? They're a large development firm in California (in a little known city called City of Industry). It's owned by Edward Roski, who is a pretty famous RE guy in CA and a multibillionaire. They seem to heavily recruit at USC (just from my...10 (10 new)
+3What are some majors that one could consider for a future in S&T?as the question above says, I am just wondering what kind of majors I should look for in undergrad to get a job in S&T? Math? Bucknell has a mathematical economics major if that sounds good7 (7 new)
+3PE interviews LBO modelling test - should I always add a liquidity revolver even if not being specified in the instructions?Hello everyone, I am currently preparing for a few upcoming PE-interviews and I have a question concerning the <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> modelling tests you typically do in the second round ("standard" 90-120 minute test, building model from...6 (6 new)
+3Final Interview Tomorrow - Do I Go With the Black Pinstripe Suit or the All Blue Suit?Looking to see a consensus of opinions here. Tomorrow is my final interview for a <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> role at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. My first interview, superday, I wore my all blue suit. I am thinking...8 (8 new)
+32nd year junior getting interested in IBI have just finished my second year of college at Sam Houston State. It is not a target school by any means, but the business school definitely has a focus on banking which I think helps out some. My main concern is that reading through the forums and guides on here I feel that I am very...7 (7 new)
+3What sector of banking/IB to pursue with strong interest in mathematics?I love math, calculus, trig, you name it. I guess let me get that off my chest now because when looking at <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> all I see is people who dont need math that much and only perform basic calculations. I really like math though. I’m a...16 (16 new)
+3Reject an already accepted internship for a better oneHi guys, long time lurker here. First of all, thanks to the resources I have been able to access through this website and the knowledge I have gained, I have been able to secure a Risk Management internship with <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, a Corporate Finance...8 (8 new)
+3Wharton Sophomores Begin Recruiting for Summer 2068 Retirement Home PositionsHahahahahahahahaha (1 new)
+3Houlihan Lokey FIGDoes anyone have any insight into the group? Culture / lifestyle / experience / reputation? Not looking for exit opps, this will be an experienced hire. 3 (3 new)
+3Excel Formulas you use constantly on the job?Was wondering what formulas most of you are using on the job? Thanks. I have excel tests that I will have to do for some final round interviews so was wondering if there are any recommended websites to practice.17 (17 new)
+3Question re: Transitioning from IB to Corp DevHope that everyone is well. I was looking to move to corporate development after spending a few years here in banking. I have a few interviews upcoming and just wanted to get a sense of a few things from folks who had been through the process -- 1) Was the format of the interview similar to...7 (3 new)
+3Possible Recession?I am currently an incoming 2019 summer analyst for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. Due to the cyclical nature of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and news of a possible recession in the next 3-5 years, how worried should I be...3 (3 new)
+3HELP! Quit before you start?(throwaway account for anonymity) So <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> I could really use some fresh perspective on this, as I don't know what to do. I've been working my ass off to get into <abbr title="investment...8
+3Three years of MBB leaving for PE in NYC - AMAHave lurked on here since undergrad so posting here in case I can be helpful. **Before MBB**: Went to a target state school (think Berkeley, Michigan, etc) and studied computer science. Interned at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, some tech companies...11 (11 new)
+3Searching for a star underwriter We are looking to add a superstar underwriter to our team. We currently are working with 2 who can get our clients funding 2-3 times what their bank could on personal loans. We need 1 more and possibly 213 (13 new)
+3Do I need to be able to speak Japanese to work in GS Tokyo Office?Hey guys, I'm applying to Goldman Sachs Tokyo office as part of my 3 location preferences, and I would love to know if not being able to speak Japanese is an automatic ding. When I interned in <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> this spring, I was told it wouldnt be...9 (9 new)
+3Rising junior transfer: can I average my GPA's?I transferred from a non-target (got a 4.0) to a target, where I have a 3.0. Can I put the average of my two GPA's on my resume?16 (16 new)
+3Wells ReputationCan I get any insight on how the street views Wells IBD? I know people some people shit on them but how's pay, exits, and prestige? I know they're making the switch to hudson yards and have even seen them grouped in as a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. Thanks9 (9 new)
+3How important are college coursesFor my consideration during the recruitment process both summer intern and FT? Do recruiters have preferences for higher level finance courses at my university (an HYP)? With a high GPA, how important is the coursework on my transcript, and is electing pass/fail on courses looked down upon?...11 (11 new)
+3Did I make the right decision by transferring to non-Stern NYUI used to attend an elite but nontarget liberal arts college (think: Carleton, Haverford, Vassar) and my life was miserable. I'm a city kid, went to public schools in a major west coast city before college, and was pretty much left out of the social scene entirely (probably my problem, but...15 (15 new)
+3Rank my offers? Hey Guys, I'm aggressively applying, and have/or potentially may have the following offers. If my goal is to ultimately join the <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> team in a bank and make MD, which should I take up? Would appreciate it if you...8 (8 new)
+3Need help selecting B-schools to apply toHi, I'm in the process of selecting B-schools to apply to in the first round (Sep-Oct 2018), but somewhat stuck: 1) European, pretty old (31), live in an ex-USSR country; 2) Have 11y WO, right now working in the top retail/universal bank in my country (universal bank -> we are #1...6 (6 new)
+3London Credit Cards - AdviceAfternoon monkeys, Incoming first year Analyst in London + long time lurker, first time poster. Currently looking for a credit card and would appreciate everybody's two cents on the matter to avoid future regrets. Provided the incoming slavery, I dont believe reward scheme-based cards...7 (5 new)
+3Big 4 Audit -> TAS/FDD -> PE Advice?Hey filthy animals, I was just curious if anyone on here has recently gone through the Big 4 Audit -> TAS/FDD -> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> route and if they have any advice to share? Is this route a possibility or is it far fetched to think that an...6 (6 new)
+3What else would you do?Imaginary scenario: You get a free trial on having a different life. At the end of 6 months you can revert back if you want. What would you try?12 (12 new)
+3Gucci Loafer or Church's for an hardess ? Need help guys, which of the following would you recommend for a woman ? (9 new)
+3Will RE Modeling Ever Go Away?Like the title, curious of everyone's thoughts of Excel modeling and its importance/value in the future (maybe not 5 years, but 10-15 years down the road). This is purely a debate, and I don't think there's no right or wrong answer. Personally, I don't see anything out there...10 (10 new)
+3Is it too late for me to pursue IB?It is currently the middle of my sophomore summer, and I haven't really done anything at all thus far to prepare for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, and the recruiting process started in April. I go to a semi-target and have an okay GPA (3.6), and am...8 (8 new)
+32019 BB ST recruiting timeline?Just want to start a topic on 2019 <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> recruiting timeline. I heard several got offer to 2019 Citi <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>...8 (8 new)
+3Post final round coffee chatCan anyone provide any insight on what to expect from a coffee chat with team head in a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm after three rounds of interviews for an investment associate role in the Private debt team (spoken to whole team from analyst to MD, case...5 (5 new)
+3IB Online applications mistakeI applied recently to a few positions, but messed up and put a lower GPA than I had. I withdrew my applications and now I can no longer re apply on my account. Should i make a new account and reapply or would this be a bad move?6 (6 new)
+3Biglaw PE to Bschool to PE28 year old current second year associate at a vault 5 biglaw firm where 100% of my work is <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> for marquee name <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> sponsors. 3.7 UGPA in finance from mediocre state...8 (8 new)
+3Chicago Buy-Side Exit Strategy for Someone Not Local?Hey all, Looking for a little advice here. I've been in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> as an analyst for over a year now, having done a year at one bank in a product group and recently joining a new bank in the <abbr title="mergers and...6 (6 new)
+3Colony Northstar Sucking Wind Anybody have some specific insight as to how and why Colony has gotten absolutely smushed post-merger? Their share value has declined over 60% and FFO is like 30% under prior estimates. Curious how they could miss the mark so widely and if there is anything to learn from their missteps. 10 (10 new)
+3Acquisitions Summer Analyst Interview - What can I expect?Monkeys, Considering there isn't extensive material on the subject - does anyone have insight regarding what I can expect for a summer analyst acquisitions interview? I have an interview coming up with a top tier REPE firm (think Blackstone/Starwood/Brookfield). Any help is appreciated!7 (7 new)
+3Brand names on shirts?Are brands like Ralph Lauren and Vineyard vines fine for an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> job or does one need to have shirts without logos?7 (7 new)
+3This is why you don't cheat... A jealous wife has been arrested after allegedly hacking off her husband’s penis Tuesday with a 12-inch-long carving knife.6 (6 new)
+3Freddie/Fannie UnderwritingCan anyone speak upon Underwriting roles in GSE? How are the exit ops within the <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> space? Would appreciate any insight.11 (11 new)
+3Career in IB without an Internship from a non-target schoolHey everyone, I'm going to start my penultimate year after the summer and I am going to apply for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> roles when they open in a month, now I come from a non-target school as my University is in Edinburgh, Scotland and the...10 (10 new)
+3Can someone critique my JP Morgan Chase Launching Leaders essay?Hi everyone. I recently applied for JPM's Launching Leader's commercial banking through SEO. The application contains a 500 word essay to a prompt. Here is the essay and the prompt below:...8 (8 new)
+3international student with pending green card 6 (6 new)
+3Can I put a college sport I used to play on resume?Hey guys! I just had a question regarding whether or not I should put my former collegiate sport on my resume. For a little background, I had a fairly serious knee injury in high school, which due to poor treatment left me with a weakness and imbalance in my knee, and put a dent into my...19 (19 new)
+3Undergraduate Education: Macaulay Baruch vs. DukeI was recently accepted as a sophomore transfer student to Duke University and will probably be majoring in economics with a concentration in finance and minoring in computer science. Currently I am a student at Macaulay Honors, Baruch College majoring in financial mathematics. I am not...10 (10 new)
+3Did this get me dinged?Timeline of events: Phone screen on a Monday, I was told by the talent acquisition coordinator I would be meeting with the group. Final round interview 3 days later, then, I was told they would have answer to me by Tuesday July 3. Instead, on that day the talent acquisition coordinator...16 (16 new)
+3Mezz Debt vs. Traditional Debt FinancingAll, recently spoke to someone and they mentioned they were getting an uptick of interest adding mezz debt to their deals that might look a bit more attractive than the rising rates of traditional financing alternatives. What are you seeing in your particular markets/asset classes in regards...13 (13 new)
+3What is the longest amount of hours you have worked in a week?What are the longest amount of hours you guys have worked in one week. What was it like after you had finished that week or that task.19 (19 new)
+3Exaggerated Bullet Points on my resume-Worried about reference check nowGraduated Senior about to start <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> later this Summer and getting a little worried about the upcoming background check. I'm specifically worried about the past work...11 (11 new)
+3CMA for Corp DevCorporate Monkeys, What do you think of the CMA designation in regards to how beneficial it is for a career in Corp Dev? I am currently in a mid size company in energy and utilities, and I have a background in Economics & Math. I didn't study any accounting at University and studied...9 (9 new)
+32019 Citi Sophomore Leadership ProgramCiti sophomore leadership applications opened up a few days ago. Figured I would make a thread since I have not seen one. I submitted the application and the assessment following it. Does anyone know what the recruiting timeline looks like/have already heard back?6 (6 new)
+3Credit / Bond Tranches Questions1. Do both Term Loan A and Term Loan B have 1st and 2nd lien, etc. within them? i.e. (TL-A 1st lien, TL-A 2nd lien, TL-B 1st lien, TL-B 2nd lien, etc.)? 2. Does a revolver have tranches within it? 3. Can a revolver (syndicated to banks) ever be issued along with TL-B (syndicated to...1 (1 new)
+3Networking screw up?Hi although my main aim isn’t to do <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> next summer, after getting a hirevue from MS I decided I should maybe do a bit of networking so I would have a stronger chance. I emailed a md at the <abbr title="New York...9 (9 new)
+3Help Me Formulate a Career Plan / AMAI recently graduated a few weeks ago and was looking for advice. Below is my story, feel free to skip over that and read the bottom if you just want to see my questions. My goal in college was to break into quant trading. In my sophomore year I had messed around with quantopian and other...4 (4 new)
+3Best Places in Chicago to Get a HaircutAs the title suggests, I do not want to go back home to get a haircut when I am interning in Chicago in the summer. Is there a place that you guys recommend to get a haircut in Chicago? Is there a common place that a lot of people go to?11 (11 new)
+3Prep GRE Math Before MGMAT?Hi all, I bought MGMAT’s individual study package. A tutor said she likes to have her students go through Manhattan’s GRE six books on math first, and then move to the GMAT prep after. She only does this for candidates who are not strong in math. I fall into that category, but it’s...9 (9 new)
+3The 10,000 Hour Rule applied to IB I’ve been thinking about the structured promotion path that exists in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and the reason for it. The structured 2-3 years as an analyst, 2-3 years as an associate seems overly rigid and sometimes seems to scare off top...3 (3 new)
+3Thoughts on having a resume longer than 1 page coming out of undergrad?I'm currently in a huge predicament with my resume as I am constantly seeing people suggest limiting your resume to only 1 page. I'll be graduating this upcoming Fall from undergrad with 5-6 internships and a boat load of leadership experience, which in turn has been making it...6 (6 new)
+3What are my options with an Econ/Math major?Hey everyone, I’m new to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Didn’t think I’d ever be super interested in Finance, but I’ve switched my major to Econ/Math because I enjoy the quantitative and analytical disciplines of business, but didn’t like the Business...11 (11 new)
+3Investment Sales CareersDoes anyone know of any brokerages that offer some sort of salary to entry level investment sales/capital markets brokerage roles. I believe Newmark does as well as Ariel Property Advisors.15 (15 new)
+3Working in Private Equity abroadHow tough is it to lateral to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms abroad? Very interested in having an international <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> career in Europe, currently working in <abbr title="New...14 (14 new)
+3Networking with current MBA StudentsHi Everyone, A long time lurker here, decided to open a topic to hear your thoughts and experiences on networking/researching <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs through current students. I plan to apply this fall and I already choose 6...7 (7 new)
+3Help!!! Not Getting more work as an InternHey Guys, So I've been working at this internship (6th week), and It started with boring work. This was to be expected, but eventually, I got to do modeling/dilligence & other interesting work. I will admit, I messed up on one thing, but my boss eventually said "just ask next...11 (9 new)
+3Very Basic BOND question (can't get head around it)Ok! sorry for the very basic question but after research and research I just cant get my head around it. Could be a slow learner :) but I am very curious and want to learn more. It is def bond 101. I just don't get how they work and how bond traders work Questions: 1) Who determines...7 (7 new)
+3Is UChicago undergrad still miserable? My pals got into Duke, Brown, Michigan and GeorgetownAnd it seems like there's an endless supply of wealthy smokeshows at their schools, their campuses are more fun, their courses are easier and their GPAs will be higher. If the endgame for us is Wall Street, why go to a college like UChicago? I know I'm lucky to get into a college like...1
+3Is it acceptable to try to schedule an interview if I'll happen to be in town??Had a first round phone interview with an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for a 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> job, and after correctly answering some technical questions it was decided that we would check back in at the...8 (8 new)
+3Is Bird the Word?The company Bird (the Uber of electric scooters) is now valued at $2 billion. It was the fastest company to reach a $1 billion valuation and is getting a lot of publicity because of this. Also, the company is fighting local authorities ([backed out of Nashville...6 (6 new)
+3Benefits of a CFA? Debating taking the examsIn my first year out of school and currently working as a research analyst. looking to as i gain more experience, work as an analyst in a hedge/mutual fund. Debating going after the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> and was wondering if anyone had any...4 (4 new)
+3Cargill Revenue by SegmentHi, I am a prospective trader researching Cargill. Would anyone know their revenue by segment(Animal Nutrition and Protein, Food Ingredients and Applications, Origination and Processing, Industrial and Financial Services)? They have posted total revenue information online, but I would...6 (6 new)
+3Considering another minorI am a Banking and Financial Institutions/Finance double major with a minor in accounting. My goal is to make it into the investment banking area, not sure exactly where yet. I am set to graduate a semester early in December 2019. If I could add a minor (I know that most share the opinion that...8 (8 new)
+3USC Consulting Prospective Hi All: I'm an incoming FTMBA student at USC Marshall. Considering going into consulting, wanted to check to see if BCG recruits on campus for USC? If not, are there chances to score an interview through networking? Thanks in advance. 6 (6 new)
+3Does Cold Calling Still Work? (WM/PB/PWM)For all you RIA's/Wirehouse advisor's etc. I have this discussion often in the office with the new brokers. I meet a lot of young guys who don't cold call at all to build their book nowadays and I always get blowback when I argue for it. Although I'll agree it's...7 (7 new)
+3Why do P/E multiples and EBITDA multiples yield different valuation results?Why do P/E multiples an <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> multiples yield different valuation results? Stuck on this interview question that an interview asked me.9 (9 new)
+3Job in Finance with a Criminal RecordSo after my first year in university, I got involved with a bad crowd and ended up getting caught up trafficking drugs and being convicted. I was also addicted and was put into an alternative measures program called drug treatment court for addicts that involved a treatment center and a strong...6 (6 new)
+3HELP - Asking for a SA offer back after initially declining itHere's the story: I received multiple offers in May for 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>. I easily narrowed it down to two banks: an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> and a low-tier <abbr title="bulge...6 (6 new)
+3CONSULTANTS: How much practice did it take for you to pass your case interview?Awhile ago, I went to a Boston Consulting Networking event. I asked a consultant how did he prepare. He said he had done at least 100 prep interview cases and also read through another 100! What about you? Or any other tips on how you prepped for the case interview?8 (8 new)
+3cold emailing every associate at a firmAn older friend of mine told me he would cold email every associate at a firm when he applied there. He would write unique emails to each one, but would this be frowned upon? please let me know if this would be considered innapropriate, or would they not even notice6 (6 new)
+3Deferred Tax Liability QuestionSo I think that I have a pretty solid understanding of deferred tax liabilities so far... From what I understand, any writeup of PPE/Intangible assets will cause the pretax net income to be lower and thus cause a lower book tax than what the company actually has to pay in cash taxes (for a stock...6 (6 new)
+3Help Regarding Two RE Offers: Megafund vs BBThanks for all the help, guys. No need to leave this up............................................................19 (19 new)
+3AMA: Leaving PE to open Family OfficeHey... leaving my current role soon to go back home and open a family office focused on <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr>. Questions? Comments? Concerns? 15 (15 new)
+3Broker License Equivalent ExperienceHey WSO, I am currently working in acquisitions and was looking into acquiring a broker's license in CA. One of the requirements is two years of work experience as an agent or equivalent work experience. [Equivalent Experience...5 (5 new)
+3Am I too late??Background: rising junior at a target school So I completely missed out on the early round of recruiting, where a lot of people at my school already got offers for summer 2019. It seems like they bumped recruiting to a ridiculously early time this year and i don't know if there's...12 (12 new)
+3PJT Partners — Overview (July 2018)Recently accepted an offer in May for PJT Partners <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position. Since there hasn’t really been a ton of recent threads on the firm, I’m wondering...1 (1 new)
+3Debt Advisory interview - What to expect? Hi all, I have some debt advisory interviews coming up with <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr>, and was just wondering what I should expect in terms of questions (aside from the usual fit / motivation questions), specifically in terms of technical? Is it mainly...1 (1 new)
+3BB 1st Year Analyst AttireLooking for good advice here- Hermes ties and Gucci loafers have been popularized but what are 1st year analysts at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> really wearing? How many suits/what brand, white/light blue shirts, what type/brand of shoes, ties, etc.? 6 (6 new)
+3Getting a CFA while doing my MBAHi, I'm starting my full time 2 year <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program ( not a target school) this coming August and was considering studying for my <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> at the...6 (6 new)
+3Lateral hire from another consulting firm to MBBHi all, I am currently a first-year pre-MBA associate (heading into my second year) at a 2nd tier consulting firm (Parthenon/LEK). I recently secured a first round interview at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, but wanted to get some career advice...6 (6 new)
+3Buy-side or sell-side in Real Estate?I am nearing the end of my <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> gig at one of the top <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> sell-side shops (think Cushman/HFF/CBRE/Eastdil) on the east coast and am fairly confident that I'll be...9 (9 new)
+3Do People in High Positions Ever Read WSO? Might be a dumb question, but do fund managers, MDs at a bank, and people high on the hierarchy ever go on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> just to see what interns, analysts, etc. are talking about? 8 (8 new)
+3Rate my Cold Email TemplateWhat do you think about this email template for alumni's. "Hello Mr. [NAME], I hope that this email finds you well. My name is [Full Name] and I am a sophomore a [Target University]. At school, I am involved in the Equity Society learning about <abbr title="discounted...9 (9 new)
+3Duff & Phelps M&A Advisory Can anyone speak about Duff & Phelps <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> Advisory practice? I've heard plenty about their valuation practice being what they are known for, but haven't heard much about <abbr title="mergers and...6 (6 new)
+3IB Training v. PE TrainingHello all. I have been lucky enough to receive a couple of <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>/<abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> offers recently, and want to accept. However, I recently received an offer to interview with General Atlantic. I was...8 (8 new)
+3Top Private Equity firms Austin, TX? I am aware that Austin may not be that big in the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> scene but just wondering if anybody has heard anything on the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> scene in Austin, Texas? 15 (15 new)
+3Foregoing BBMade a very difficult decision to forego Tier II <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Assoc. offer to stay at a lower Tier Public <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> with guaranteed VP promotion vs. taking year back. Main considerations were: (i)...8 (8 new)
+3Qatalyst vs MS Tech vs GS TMTCurious to get people's thoughts on the distinction here. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each on of these groups. Are exit opps and experience fairly comparable here?13 (13 new)
+3Looking for a buddy for 2019 FT recruitingHi! I'm from a non-target school in Canada and preparing for 2019 <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruiting for all investment banks in Toronto. I've previously interned at an investment bank as well as a buy-side firm. None of my friends from the same program...2 (2 new)
+3Summer 2018 Deutsche Bank Offer RescindedI've seen a lot of bad information floating around here, and just wanted to provide something more concrete for those looking at <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr>. I was scheduled to join their Summer Associate class in Houston this year (2018). A call was...5 (5 new)
+3Interview Help with MultiplesCame across these questions, and I wasn't sure how to answer. I'm hoping someone could help. 1. A company has a 2017 <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/<abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and...11 (11 new)
+3Best advice for Freshman Summer work experience?So, I originally had a internship lined up with Large Boutique bank due to a close connection with my father. That unfortunately recently fell through due to a hiring freeze from previous legal issues. Anyway, my plans fell through and I need to pivot. I’ve tapped into various family and...1 (1 new)
+3What do you guys thing about women in finance?Okay so what do you guys think of women in the workplace? Is it acceptable to date/ sleep with your coworkers and do you prefer finance girls or the hot but dumb communications major type? 4 (4 new)
+2Leave my current internship?Wondering if I should leave my current summer role with the Fed (not in a major city like <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>/CHI/SF) to pursue an opportunity to work at a newer/small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm in my hometown. This...8 (8 new)
+2Second week: should I pay lunch?Hello monkeys, I recently joined a <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> division at a bank. There is this analyst who has helped us since day one, setting up our accounts, helped to answer our questions and he was so keen as to explain how the bank...5 (5 new)
+2Financial Firms that don't ask technical questionsDoes anyone know of any banks/financial firms that don't ask technical questions? I know Bridgewater and Point72 don't ask any technicals but I want to know more firms like that. 11 (11 new)
+2Best Price to Quality Non-Iron White Dress Shirts?Just building out my wardrobe for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and trying to find some good white dress shirts? Any advice on where to go? I've been thinking doing Uniqlo as I am a slim build. Hoping to spend less than $30/shirt if possible? Any...6 (6 new)
+2What MBA path should I take?Hi I am wondering what I will do after I get out of undergrad. Should I take a 5th year to get an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr> and then enter the workforce? It sounds like an <abbr title="Masters in Business...5 (5 new)
+2Online Reputation: Do interviewers actually Google you?So long story short, I have a very unique name along with a mugshot from a year back. The crime was a simple alcohol misdemeanor but the mugshot is showing up as 2 of the first page search results when you Google my full name. I know most banks don't care about me having an alcohol-related...15 (15 new)
+2Programming for PE?I know...I sounds stupid. Probably even is. After all, private equity is known for their preference towards soft skills over Ph.D. level Math abilities. That being said, what do you guys think would be the most applicable programming language if the <abbr title="private...7 (7 new)
+2Sophomore no work experienceHi, so I finished sophomore year at an HYP but i have spent the majority of my time these years solely on my academic work (GPA between 3.8-3.9, SAT 2390) and do not have any work experience in relevant fields. I missed the deadlines for important summer analyst positions. I get that sophomores...2 (2 new)
+2Advice in Condotel Buying as InvestmentsI saw a condotel property which I like. I know a lot of people don't like investing in condotels, but others do. I really like condos. they tend to be affordable per sq. <abbr title="full time">ft</abbr>. than houses. However, I'm reluctant of the maintenance...2 (2 new)
+2Typo on resume that might cause misunderstandingI recently send my resume to a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and got an interview. Under language section, I made a typo by listing my English as 'Fluent (TOEFL 110/120 with 29/30 on speaking)', but I just checked my reports and found it was 28 on...6 (6 new)
+2continental Europe MSc Finance student to BB IBD SA in LondonHi, I've read a lot on this forum and seems to be very important to go to a target school in order to get into <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>. However, I found very little information...4 (4 new)
+2Trading Floor VS CubicleHey guys, I've been wondering how this works for a while so I'll ask here. Also note: I'm not in finance so excuse my ignorance just interested in what it feels like to work on a busy trading floor since that looks pretty cool NGL. As an outsider looking in, open desk/trading...9 (9 new)
+2Applying to Jobs in Senior YearI'm currently finishing a year- long internship in Corporate Strategy and will be returning to school in the fall; however, I am trying to make the transition to <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or...4 (4 new)
+2JP Morgan DCM vs BAML DCMI'm talking about **Investment Grade** debt, specifically- not <abbr title="leveraged finance">levfin</abbr>/<abbr title="high yield">HY</abbr>. These two banks have been top two by market share in IG the past two years and am wondering if anyone...1 (1 new)
+2Restaurant owner/chef looking for MBA Advice Hey Monkeys - I'm a former consultant/current chef in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> looking for advice regarding <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration graduates">MBAs</abbr>. I went to NYU for undergrad, majored in Econ with...13 (13 new)
+2Family vs IB PEHey Guys first post here, I come from a third world country and did my undergraduate schooling in a good school in Europe mainly focused on hospitality (Ranked top 3 in hospitality) got a ba and two hospitality diplomas and a specification in marketing. I then went to work at my family’s...2 (2 new)
+2Quantitative Finance Entry Skills/Education demandedWhat is currently most desired in candidates by employers in quantitative finance/algorithmic trading? Strong quantitative academic background, for example, MSc/PhD in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Finance or solid practical skills in C++, Python, R used in...1 (1 new)
+2Coping with busy schedulesI do not know if it ever happens to you. I've got work, business, house renovation and do all the chores in the house. I've got busy schedules and I easily flare up and get mad. At times, I'm worried and devastated. Am I having an anxiety disorder already? 9 (9 new)
+2Thoughts on DB IB London?Hi everyone! So I attend a UK target uni and converted my spring week at <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> (investment banking) and signed an offer for a 2019 summer internship at the firm. While I am elated at having a foot in the door, I was wondering what is the...1 (1 new)
+2How to describe my company?I recently started a summer internship at a small, private real estate investment company and I was wondering if there is a better/more accurate way to describe the company. Its business is focused on working as a "broker" for investors who act as a client in commercial real estate...6 (6 new)
+2BB VC vs Boutique Investment BankI have the opportunity to intern at either the <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> division of a Bulge Bracket or at a small <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> boutique bank. My role at the <abbr title="bulge...2 (2 new)
+2Rising Junior from target struggling to get interviewsI've been a lurker for a while, but this is my first time posting on the forum. I'm a rising junior with a 3.6 GPA at a top Ivy, relevant on-campus experience, summering CorpFin at a large company currently in a merger, and I've been following all of the "regular" steps...1 (1 new)
+2JP Morgan Global Treasury Management Offer AdviceI'm a rising junior and recently received an offer for a summer 2019 internship in <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan's Global Treasury Management program in the Corporate Investment Bank and had a few questions. What can people tell me about: 1. The day...8 (8 new)
+2Difference between PwC "Deals" and PwC Corporate FinancePer their website, they both describe <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> activity for the <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>. The Corp Fin link actually states they provide a complete array of <abbr title="middle...6 (6 new)
+2Puppy for NYC ApartmentHey guys -- I want to get a dog for my apartment in Manhattan. Its approximately 1,000 SF and I have someone who can walk the dog and feed it during the day. Any suggestions? My gf suggested a corgi but I'm afraid it would shed everywhere. Thoughts?16 (16 new)
+2Office Space: Common Factor, BOMA and Rentable/Gross Sq FootageI am involved in building an office property where the gross sq. footage (floor plate of the building) is different than rentable sq. footage (calculated inside walls). Question for brokers/agents: How do you market your office property? Do you include the thickness of the exterior walls...2 (2 new)
+2Is ER really decent at getting exit opps to top AM and HFs?It's hard to corroborate this claim on LinkedIn, since it's hard to get linkedin to search correctly. Can people name some exits they've seen in the past? Thanks8 (8 new)
+2RBC Superday July 26thDoes anyone have information for the July 26th Superday at RBC?/ Does anyone know how many people are going?13 (13 new)
+2Interesting article, would love to hear everyone’s take.What is your take on the below article. I believe most, myself included would agree you’re never truly happy with your comp. (3 new)
+2Rx Computer GlassesA few companies are gaining popularity for their "computer eyeglasses" that claim to block blue light and prevent eye strain from extended computer use. Some also integrate a custom prescription (such as Felix Gray and Pixel). They're growing in tech/programming, but has anyone...3 (3 new)
+2Boston S&T vs. San Francisco S&THey everyone, I recently got the opportunity to decide between either Boston or San Francisco for a summer analyst program at a large bulge bracket (think <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, MS, JPM) next year. The division would be Sales and Trading (I would want to...5 (5 new)
+2“Leave it on my chair”When they say this do they literally want you to leave it on their fucking chair? I’m sorry but I feel fucking weird putting decks and papers in a place where your ass is supposed to go. I just leave it on their desk.4 (4 new)
+2Definitive Finance Vest RankingsI work in a small office and 2 of our 5 summer interns contacted people in the office about whether it was appropriate to wear a fleece vest to the office and if so, what do we recommend. Leaving aside the ridiculousness of their inquiry, give me your power rankings on vests! 6 (6 new)
+2Raisin Bran - ThoughtsHey monkeys, I picked up a box of Raisin Bran cereal today at the grocery store because it was on sale. Am curious what y'all think of Raisin Bran: is it the greatest, or grossest, thing ever invented? I used to hate it, now I'm looking to try it again and see if I still do. Thoughts?12 (12 new)
+2How easy is it to jump between junior roles in VC & PE?Let's say you're an analyst at a non megafund <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm. How feasible is it to land a gig as an associate at a reputable <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> firm after 1-2 years? What about the other way...2 (2 new)
+2Harvard Extension School CertificateIs it worth getting a 3-4 course certificate from Harvard's extension school? I am already working in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> but thought it could be a good way to get some additional experience and exposure? Oh and change my linkedin to HARVARD GRAD7 (7 new)
+2Help needed - How do you value a REIT investment? Hello, <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> dummy here. I am just wondering how do you usually value a <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> investment? My approach is to look at FFO or price to book (using a...11 (11 new)
+2The 5 Books/Movies you MUST read/watch for financeA couple of amazing books and films that I would recommend for anyone in the finance industry. <ol> <li> **The Intelligent Investor** - Benjamin Graham - Hands down a must read for anybody even thinking about a profession in the financial markets. The language used is so simple...1 (1 new)
+2Chances for an UK Master? Hello everyone, I would like to kindly ask for fair opinions on chances of getting into a decent UK programme. My profile: Female, 3rd year undergraduate at #1 B-school in the country (CEE Europe) GMAT: hjust started the preparations, practice test are around 700 & taking the actual...8 (8 new)
+2How long does it take to hear back from phone interview with boutique?As the title says, how long does it take to hear back from a phone interview with a boutique? I had a phone interview with the firm about 1.5 weeks ago and have not heard back since. I go to an Ivy, but my school is a non-target for the firm (usually takes a few Wharton kids). Also, should I...4 (4 new)
+2Role of PE firm once target company acquisition is completed Once a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm completes an acquisition of their intended target, how involved is <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> running the day to day of the firm? What management oversees all operations? Just trying to...5 (5 new)
+2Most premium work in consulting?Am pursuing <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> at an <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> school. Which functions/industries in consulting carry the most high-end/premium work that the brightest consultants go...2 (2 new)
+2First Year MM Analyst Recruiting HelpHey Guys, I’m a first year analyst at a well-known <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> bank and I was wondering what the timeline and process for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Recruiting is like. I’m sure it’s too early to really...1 (1 new)
+2Only in FloridaA group of teenagers who heartlessly videotaped and mocked a drowning man in Florida without helping him will not be charged with a crime because no such law exists, a top Florida law enforcement official said in a statement last week. In the video the teens could be heard laughing as...1 (1 new)
+2RSUs and Stock Options CompensationGood morning fellow monkeys, I decided to post in the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> section to get more traction. I was recently given a RSUs+Stock Options package with a 4 year vesting period (25%/period) and 7y exercising period for the options. This...8 (8 new)
+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...50
+2How to Stress Test a Financial Model?One of the projects that I've been assigned to in my <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> internship is to run a stress test on the financial model provided by the investment bank we hired for an exit of a...2 (2 new)
+2Up and coming REPE firm vs top REPE firmSo I'm currently an intern at a smaller REPE firm with AUM of around $250 million. With it being a smaller firm, I help the asset management team as well as help out with underwriting in acquisitions. This firm is also starting to get capital from institutional investors as well as getting...4 (4 new)
+2Fordham, Bucknell, Lehigh, Penn State, Maryland...Hello, I am going to be a highschool senior and my stats are as such 3.2 UW GPA 3.78 Weighted (I know, don't scold me now) 1500 SAT, 32 ACT. Out of the schools I have narrowed down to be my best bets for <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> or <abbr...12 (12 new)
+2Energy Trader RouteHello everyone, I am a recent grad with an Economics and Finance degree. I am new to the energy industry, but so far I am really enjoying it and want to go down this path as a career. Right now I have a natural gas scheduling internship that will most likely end in August. My main goal is to...7 (7 new)
+2Texas is America's Top State for Business I know I'll likely receive some serious MS for this post. But, I'll do it for the state pride. Anyways, I thought it was an interesting post and something to discuss. How is NY rated in the bottom half of states for...4 (4 new)
+2Kylie Jenner Company Valuation of $800M on ForbesAfter reading the recent Forbes article about Kylie Jenner's $800 million valuation on her cosmetics company, I am just wondering if anyone else thinks this is a bunch of fake news and how unreliable the media really is. Some context on the article: - Valuation is **$800m** - Revenue...1 (1 new)
+2Resume Help Appreciated!Working in Debt Capital Markets at the moment as an associate but i'm interested in suping up my resume to ignite my job search for higher end jobs/firms. Thank you in advance! Resume link: (3 new)
+2Could/Would You Whistleblow on Your Boss?Recent article discussed how a lawyer was awarded $30 million for whistlblowing on JP Morgan. Though it appears that the whistleblower didn't actually work at JP Morgan, the typical case of...1 (1 new)
+2Keeping up with your networkHi all, I recently started a job as an analyst at a boutique middle market <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> a few months after heavily networking during the school year with the intention of eventually lateraling after a year. The boutique will give me great...4 (4 new)
+2JP Morgan Corporate Client Banking Intern Questions1.) When do Applications for this program start opening up? 2.) Do they offer relocation package to the interns? 3.) What is the interview process like for anyone that's gone through it? Answers to any of these questions will be helpful. Thanks!8 (8 new)
+2What international (non-US) cities would you most want to be relocated to?If you had the opportunity to be relocated to a city outside the U.S. to work in finance, which cities would you most want to be relocated to? See my top 15 below: 1. Melbourne 2. Zurich 3. Geneva 4. Sydney 5. London 6. Luxembourg 7. Montreal 8. Madrid 9. Vancouver 10....5 (5 new)
+2Call with a headhunter - Advice?Hey guys.. So I've got this call scheduled today with a headhunter for some top 2019 internship opportunities in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/<abbr title="asset...3 (3 new)
+2How Did You Handle Moving to an Unfamiliar City (Not NYC)?Lateraled into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> from a non-IB job and I consider myself very lucky. Excited about the the new opportunity, but I am becoming more and more nervous about the move to a big city (Chicago, LA, Houston) where I don't have any close...3 (3 new)
+2Nerdiest / most “intellectual” IB groupsI know it is difficult to qualify, and you can find different people in all groups, but was curious to hear what people think. Do any groups within any of the <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> / <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> stand...11 (11 new)
+2Starwood Capital Group 2019 Acquisitions Video InterviewGot an email to complete a video interview and it says it will take about 18 minutes. All of my other video interviews have been less than 10 minutes so I am trying to gauge what kind of questions to expect. Any technical or all behavioral/ fit?7 (7 new)
+2Rising junior with no internship experience. Please help!I feel like I really fucked my life up so I'd really appreciate any help. I have a 3.6 GPA from a HYP school, with a major in History. My freshman summer, I stupidly just traveled over this summer and didn't do that much. And then when I was a rising sophomore, I'm not sure...3 (3 new)
+2New WSO Blogging Internship! <em>If you are a financial professional and would like to contribute a series of posts to WSO (not an internship) please email me directly: [email protected] - Thanks! </em>. We are looking for several talented student writers / young professionals to contribute posts to...10
+2Adjusting an index return for an outlierI was once confronted with this task at work and wasn't 100% on how to approach it (luckily the presentation was dropped completely and i didn't have to deliver something concrete on this). Maybe this will be relevant for someone else in the future, so thats why i'd like to share...6 (6 new)
+2Apply for Junior or Sophomore SA position?I just finished my first year of undergrad and I am sitting a little over 60 credits - 30 that I came in with from <abbr title="accounts payable">AP</abbr> classes, and 30 from my first two semesters. This pushes my graduation date up one year to June 2020. Over the next...6 (6 new)
+2Internships vs Placements (UK)Hello everyone, I recently finished my first year in a UK non-target university outside London and since my course is only 3 years I only have this summer and the next one before I graduate. I realised the importance of a placement but I can't find anything online. The way my course...8 (8 new)
+2Profile: MSC Investment & Wealth Imperial, other Business SchoolsHi Guys. I have a question here and need some advice on this. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant from South Africa (C.A. SA), and have <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Level 1 as well as <abbr title="Chartered Alternative Investment...7 (7 new)
+2DB SA Return Offer RatesAnyone have any idea how the situation <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> is going through is going to affect the return offer rate of <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> classes? S+T? IB? etc. 2 (2 new)
+2Commercial Broker Commissions I am looking to negotiate commission on an office building (about 30k sq ft) from landlord's prospective. I am in DFW area. - What is typical broker commission do you guy see? - What if the tenent's side doesn't have a broker. - What about on renewals? - What payment...5 (5 new)
+2ARGUS Certification - Which Study Materials to Use?I have bitten the bullet and signed up for the AE Certification course. My question to those who have already gotten the certification is whether the eLearnings and certification book are both necessary or if I really should just be spending my time on one of them and not waste it with the...6 (6 new)
+2CS v. Barclays troublesI've read recently about the relative struggles of both <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> and Barclays. Barclays had problems w/ their CEO, while <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> is turning into a wealth management firm (like UBS). Which...11 (11 new)
+2I feel like my career is dead. What can I do?I have the following: BCom, Finance 3.4 GPA <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> FRM 2 years of Pipeline Project Analyst (excel monkey) 3 years of Commercial Banking ~$5MM in credit writing and relationship management. General desk. 1 year of...2 (2 new)
+2How to identify strong management team?Hi guys, Has anyone come across any good philosophy/ insights on how to identify strong management teams when making investment decisions? Would love to learn your thinking and recommendations on books/thought processes. thanks!2 (2 new)
+2Military Officer to Management Consulting in 2031Hello, everyone! I hope this thread finds you in good spirits. For the past several months, I have been silently reading through this forum for information on management consulting and have gained a lot of insight from your expertise. I'm a naval officer with 7 years of experience as a...3 (3 new)
+27/9/18 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! <strong><u>Upcoming Meet Ups, Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds:</u></strong> <a href=“ ">Webinar: <abbr title="investment...1 (1 new)
+2Tier 2 Internship to MBB FTHi Monkeys, I'm a rising undergrad senior at a semi-target (3.7 GPA, 2310 SAT, 35 ACT) who's interning at a T2 (LEK, Deloitte S&O, Strategy&, OW), and am looking to re-recruit at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> this fall. I've...7 (7 new)
+2Gucci Loafers with the Gold Bit vs Silver BitHey so I've been working for a while and I figured that the time to get some really nice loafers has arrived. I like the black Gucci horsebit loafers with the silver bit a ton - I see em everywhere and the people in my office recommend I get them. However, Gucci's website only lists...6 (6 new)
+2Switzerland or Netherlands for a career as Quant/Trader?Hello everyone, I'm studying Computer Science (2nd year atm) in Greece and I would like to do MSc abroad in Financial Engineering or a more specialised <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> program. I'm interested in <abbr title="high frequency...1 (1 new)
+2Wells Fargo 2019 InterviewGot an email for a 45 minute phone interview with 2 guys for Wells Fargo Securities Markets Summer Analyst Program. Has anyone had experience with this? What should I expect? 7 (7 new)
+2JP Morgan 2018 Asset Management SuperdayWhat questions should I expect from a <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan Asset Management Superday? What type of technical questions do they ask?6 (6 new)
+2Referral from former MD of a prestigious IBHi guys! I am a finance and accounting majors junior in a non-target school. I am interning in a private family office this summer. On Tuesday, I talked to my investment manager and we had a casual and genuine conversation. She suggested me to work for investment bank after graduation for a few...10 (10 new)
+2Career Info - Multifamily Asset ManagementI'm interested in learning more about a career move to **multifamily **asset management. I've tried to search but haven't found much on this website. Curious about: * Life on the job * Compensation (I checked out CEL Associates Report but it is difficult to...2 (2 new)
+2Moving from Corp Dev to IBHey I started in a role being a Corporate Development Analyst out of college at a major insurance company in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. I am getting a lot of deal experience (5-7) but mostly focused around insurance. My whole team consists of ex-bankers from <abbr...1 (1 new)
+2mrsdowjones internet trollDoes anyone follow mrsdowjones on instagram? She tried to give me financial advice and was annoyed I didn’t take it... As you can see she hasn’t worked a day in finance ****<img...2 (2 new)
+2Adjunct Teaching at UniversityHas anyone done this? I just got tapped and asked if I would consider. I'm leaning on yes simply because it sounds fun.7 (7 new)
+2Help me decide my freshmen year plansTrying to plan out my first year in college. I was thinking of becoming a research assistant at my school, mostly so my resume is not completely blank (obviously I'll have some clubs here and there). How impressive is this role? Should I pursue it or keep my focus on having a high GPA? The...5 (5 new)
+2Financial Modeling in Real Life M&A BankingHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm a new undergrad about to enter <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> at a pure <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> boutique. Throughout my years of finance...4 (4 new)
+2Ratings Agency to Lev FinHey All, I was hoping to gain some insight into whether it was possible to hop from a ratings role to lev fin, given some of the underlying credit analysis skills are pretty similar. I am talking about doing 2 years in ratings at either (S&P or Moody's) then starting as an analyst at...6 (6 new)
+2How to Spin Government ExperienceHey all, Just finished my freshman year and am currently doing an internship at the US State Department as a financial analyst. The internship itself, however, involves a lot of data entry & invoice processing as well as some occasional budgeting (nothing too advanced, though). Not much...5 (5 new)
+2NFL star Justin Tuck is now a VP at Goldman Sachs Former NFL star, two-time Superbowl winner and now Wharton grad will be beginning in the PWM group at GS. Is there any precedent to a big-time NFL star working at a VP level at a bank?8 (8 new)
+2Deloitte BTA Customer and MarketingI was wondering if anyone who is going through Deloitte's Op Model change knew what incoming BTAs in the customer and marketing group would be doing? What industries/types of projects? I saw there was another thread but it seemed to be talking about S&O. Thanks!4 (4 new)
+2Underpaid or not?Here's some background on myself: I am a recent college graduate with three summers worth of financial services internship experience on the buy side and sell side. I accepted an offer with a buy side asset manager( Upward of 120bn AUM). My position is a junior trader on the equities...7 (7 new)
+2Houlihan Lokey - NY OfficeAnyone have any experience with Houlihan Lokey’s <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office? Culture / experience / dealflow / lifestyle, etc? Not worried about exit opps but just the office in general. 10 (3 new)
+2Shoes for SuperdayWas wondering if dark brown, double monk straps are acceptable for Superday at <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. Is this acceptable or do I need to buy new shoes. 7 (7 new)
+2Masters in Finance at Bocconi and London Business SchoolHi guys! I am thinking about applying for a masters in finance at either Bocconi or <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr> - not the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration graduates">MBAs</abbr> at either school. Ideally, I would like...10 (10 new)
+2Breaking into ER, Seeking Career AdviceHi Everyone, I'm a recent graduate from a non-target school. Currently I'm waiting for my <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> lv2 result. I have 80% confidence I can pass that. I always have a strong passion on equity research but I...5 (5 new)
+2Barclays SA 2019?Has anyone gotten any offer? Interviews? Is this bank still relevant in the US? Are they big on diversity hires?6 (6 new)
+2Should I get a Real Estate License?A developer in my area that I have networked with says I should get my license to open up opportunities before I focus on anything else. It is definitely achievable this fall, but I was hoping to use the free time to study for the GMAT and get a good score for when I want to go to business...8 (8 new)
+2Tips to Transition from Big4 to CRE - Having a Diffucult Time TransitioningTips to Transition from Big4 to <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> - Having a Diffucult Time Transitioning (besides the typical networking)7 (7 new)
+2London Energy IB rankingFellow monkeys, I'm wondering Which BB's/EB's are better for energy <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/Trading in London? Which BB's/EB's have the best exit opportunities, best culture and the best compensation/work-life...12 (12 new)
+2Acquisitions Summer Analyst Interview: What can I expect?Monkeys, Considering there isn't extensive material on the subject - does anyone have insight regarding what I can expect for a summer analyst acquisitions interview? I have an interview coming up with a top tier REPE firm (think Blackstone/Starwood/Brookfield). Any help is appreciated!1 (1 new)
+2Goldman Sachs Early Action and Regular DecisionHello! Was wondering if it is possible to apply regular decision to <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, if I already applied EA and havn't heard back. Thanks!5 (5 new)
+2How long does it take to get the offer? In general: what happens when you get rejected? What happens when you get offered? What is the typical timeline for each? Is there any clear way to know you have been rejected? What does it mean if they do not stick to their timeline to a T, but remain responsive? Neutral?2 (2 new)
+2London IB Culture/HoursHi looking for some advise: I’m pursuing full time opportunities in London and wanted to ask if people have insight into which banks <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> have the best culture (work/life, collegiality, etc). I am from US but applying to...10 (10 new)
+2Strategy in applying for positions that are junior to my experience levelHave been applying and interviewing the past few months since my last firm decided to shut down all three of their regional offices (including mine in SoCal). While many have commented that the job market (at least in SoCal) has been fairly healthy compared to other markets, it seems like most...1 (1 new)
+2Profile evaluation for Oxford MFE/Imperial MSc FinanceHi guys! I'm 21/F from India and I'm planning to apply for the MFE program at Oxford either this November or maybe next. My undergrad was Bsc Statistics (highly quantitative course) from one of the top 10 colleges in India. My GPA is 7.5/10 and GRE 323 (163 quant 160 verbal). I've...20 (20 new)
+2International Student to Bulge Bracket BankHi Everyone, I humbly ask for your advice here. This is my background. I'm an undergrad International Student concentrating in the Finance field aiming to work for the long-term at an Investment Bank in the USA. I'm a rising senior, with the first two years of University...3 (3 new)
+2Interview Help- Body LanguageI feel like I could work on my interviewing skills. I'm 1/6 for offers from final rounds. I feel like my answers are pretty good but I get nervous in the interview and my body language or nervousness sabotages me. I'm also pretty bad at at reading body language during the...1 (1 new)
+2Old Senior banker assisting with FA positionA Senior at a well known <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (think MS/<abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>/Citi/BaML) has agreed to help me receive a FA position. He wants to act as a referral or similar and has told me to send in an...1 (1 new)
+2Laid off, Depressed, can't see how to fix thisDear Monkey Fellows, thanks for your attention. I just created a separate account to ask for some advice. On the latter part of 2017 I was laid off and I'm still jobsearching. Long story short: non-target in Europe, put a lot of effort to progress in my career, moved to other countries for...3 (3 new)
+21st gen college: Can someone clarify the tiers of best internships/FT offers for me, please?I'm heading to a target this fall. Outside of <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> at MS <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> and <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...1 (1 new)
+2Thoughts on Lincoln International Exit Opps (Chicago Office)?I'm from one of Lincoln International Chicago Target Schools (Think of UW Madison, U of I, IU, etc.). I would like to know the Exit Opps of Lincoln International, and their strength. Any insights? 7 (7 new)
+2Graduate roles: which equity research groups to apply for?Any ideas on which are the best equity research groups in London to work for? I hear that the quality of the analyst/team you work for supercedes in importance the prestige of the bank e.g. could feasibly be a better opportunity to work for a team at BNP Paribas than a team at Goldman Sachs, if...6 (6 new)
+2Why do senior notes have higher penalty for prepayment?And for that matter, when you're doing a paper <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> (simple - term loan and senior notes are the only two items on the debt schedule) why do you leave prepayment as $0 for senior notes? Thank you so much as always.3 (3 new)
+2MIT Engineer looking for a Career ChangeHey guys, this is my first time stumbling across this site so please excuse if this is in the wrong forum or anything of that nature. I graduated from MIT last year with a <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> in Computer Science and wasn't sure what I wanted to do,...6 (6 new)
+2Healthcare / Biotech Venture Capital?Curious about what kind of candidates healthcare and biotech-focused <abbr title="venture capital funds">VCs</abbr> look for. It seems like many partners have a Ph.D or an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> - how necessary is...6 (6 new)
+2How to get Argus practice- in LASo I'm no longer in school and wanted to refresh my Argus skills. Any idea on how I could practice Argus? I'm currently in LA.5 (5 new)
+2How do you deal with modeling capitalized interest?This is kind of embarrassing because I'm a borderline Excel expert and have a ton of experience modeling real estate deals, but I've finally come to a deal where I have to have my capitalized interest be flexible and I am totally blanking out on how this is dealt with. Do you require...5 (5 new)
+2Is Guggenheim Dying?Another executive (brother of CEO/Head of HR) is leaving the company. This comes a month after the former head of institutional client relations (Alexandra Court) left the firm after a year-long sabbatical. She also had controversial personal ties to the CEO. Last August they agreed to pay...2 (2 new)
+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...If you text the 3 letters "WSO" to the # 38470, you will be entered to receive 1 special discount every month to WSO's products and services...these include <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Resume Review, Wall Street Mentors, Financial Modeling...18
+2Career in Investor Relations for a MF Just wanted to get some input on a career in investor relations after maybe 5-6 years on the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> side. I really think I'd be a better fit in talking to people and trying to secure commitments especially when I had significant time on...5 (5 new)