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+84Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/ib_resume_title_0.png" 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...132
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+53Checking in 6 years later [IB to MBB transition]Hi guys, Feinstein here. Short story is, a bit over six years ago, I posted on this forum regarding a career decision on whether to stay in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or go to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> (<a...91
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+45Life after PE - the other roadAs I mentioned in a previous thread (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-make-vp-in-private-equity">"How to Make VP in Private Equity"</a>), a couple years ago I said goodbye to the private equity industry and decided to try my luck in the tech...40
+55Buyside dating tacticsAfter working in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> for a while I am thinking of applying my skills learnt on the buyside and transferring them to the dating scene. <h4>Step 1</h4> Find the good opportunities. Search through Instagram, Facebook and other...43
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+25Updated Summer 2019 SA Open ApplicationsHi everyone, I know there's a megathread for this but that thread doesn't seem to have the most accurate information. Right now it looks like the following firms have opened their general applications for Summer 2019 SA- Evercore Credit Suisse J.P Morgan Deutsche Bank William...312
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+12AMA: Crypto Hedge Fund TraderHello, I currently work as a trader at a crypto focused hedge fund. Our primary function is that of a market neutral liquidity provider and we work with our clients to transact in concentrated positions of illiquid, thinly traded coins. Prior to this role, I was a trader at Goldman in...70
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+12Traders screwed?!?I'm often concerned about my peers in the Sales & Trading career track. While many of them seem to think they will be the next big <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> PM and such (and I am certain that a few of them will be) I have a hunch that the vast majority of...100
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+17High school celebrity tells his 764,000 followers to boycott Vanguard and BlackRockHere we have a teen famous for surviving a mass shooting. We have a teen who most likely hasn't completed his high school's algebra course. We have a teen who's followers are among the dumber (lower) half of this nation, making less than 50k a year, and only thing they know about...109
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+10AMA - Commercial Banking Credit Risk SVP in Southeast USAHowdy all, I'm a long-time lurker on this site, finally decided to post and say hi. About Me: - I'm a 10 year commercial banking veteran that got started in 2008-2009 going through a super-regional's <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development...45
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+10Pitch Your Deals!Hey <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> Monkeys... I know that not only are there numerous buy-side <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> guys but there are a few brokers out there. I'd love to start a forum where brokers...21
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+9Where is the best place to live?And why is it Texas?! But really, I’d be interested to hear where some of you live and the pros and cons that come along with each area.81
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+11Any fans of Instagram Finance Memes? (Arbitrage Andy, Litquidity, NYFB)Wanted to see if there were any other fans of these finance instagram accounts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Absolutely hilarious posts on these accounts and there's a pretty dedicated community of 'FinMeme' accts on Instagram. Lmk if...43
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+9WSO Silver Banana Trophy By now nearly everyone who filled out the form with their address should have received it (a few international shipments still may be on the way). <h4>Do you qualify for a trophy but never received a message from me?</h4> If you have 1,000+ banana points but missed the message...31
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+9At what point did you get off "the path?"We all know "the path:" 2 years of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> + 2 years of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> + 2 years of <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> + ???? =...22
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing enroll in...49
+62018 Stanley Cup Predictions ThreadPlace for hot takes, predictions and shit-talking pertinent to the 2018 Stanley Cup. Figured I'd throw my bracket in here as well <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/screen_shot_2018-04-15_at_8.15.45_pm.png?itok=jKQ_Z76E" alt="" />44
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+6What additional Excel functions do you wish for?I am of the opinion that overall the years, Excel hasn't addressed some of the key issues that make an Analyst's life harder. For starters: 1. Trace precedents - I can't think of an excuse to not develop a function that allows you to trace multiple precedents or dependents....33
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+6I’m back. CUNY to Banking. AMABeen a while since I’ve posted here. It all started a long, long time ago. 2006, by my count. Here it is 12 years, two home and three kids later. It’s been a hell of a ride. I started in ops making around $35k a year. I’ve added around $225k to that number since. I’ve done that by being...9
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+6My 8-month real estate finance internship journey + some general thoughts on NYU's MSREHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, for the past year, this community has been extremely helpful to me, helped answer some of my stupid and basic questions on real estate finance. I have now secured a summer internship at a solid <abbr title="bulge...5
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+6Commodity Trading Documentary Great documentary in English on commodity trading. It was produced in French but have finally found a good English version of it. Hope it helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94s7sE7-vZg2
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+52019 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...66
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+5Wells Fargo Intern Earning 40K?My friend recently received an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship from Wells Fargo and claimed he was going to make around 40K this summer. His logic was to work 80 hours a week for 10 weeks where he was going to earn $40 per hour and $60 per hour...50
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+16Recently hired IB analyst - why was this hard to break into?I am fully aware I will get monkey shit for this but if you give MS then have the balls to comment :) As the title says I am a recent college graduate who managed to land a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> role at a boutique <abbr title="mergers and...41
+5Naturally Nervous/AwkwardI'm getting ready to start interviewing for internships soon and I'm wondering if anyone else is a naturally nervous and awkward person, and how do you think that impacted your job prospects? For me, I only appear nervous when I am (such as interviewing). So over time that part will...37
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+710 years on, I’m doing ok, I think..So about 10 years ago and many years after that I always wanted to break into banking but never could. I still feel a bit aggrieved by it, but looking back I don’t think I would’ve lasted 5 weeks with all those hours. Although I also tried to get into Corp banking but would always just get...21
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+5Best place outside of NY for finance? Most people agree that <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> is the financial hub of the world, but what is the second best? I'm an American expat who grew up overseas and want to work overseas again at some point. I wanna hear everyones opinion and why. All countries are...21
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+5Avicii DeadCan't tell you how many times I listened to Avicii mixes while jamming on models. Good luck to all future analysts without the help of great music to come. RIP20
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+6Growing up a Technologist on WSOIt's a pretty harsh realization discovering <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and coming to terms with if you haven't been playing college admissions game since you were in 7th grade, you're pretty far behind if you want to play "The Path"....9
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+5Excel Print Setup TipsSetting up perfect printing for my models has always been a challenge to me. There are several elements of a perfect setup: 1. Consistent footer and header across every sheet 2. Consistent scale across every sheet 3. Pages aren't being cut off at awkward spots (adjusting manually would...6
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+7New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...4
+5Recruiting Dilemma - Sophomore InternsI currently face a dilemma that I’m certain plenty of other folks on here could relate to. I’ve accepted an offer for this summer with a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> as a Sophomore. For myself, the ultimate goal is to receive a return offer with this firm and...4
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+4Biggest Decision of My Life: Undergrad B-School Hello Wall Street Oasis Community, As a senior in highschool, I have one of the biggest life decisions ahead of me: where to attend college. As a preface i'm a pretty motivated student as I have engaged in equity research and co-foundend a <abbr title="venture...48
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+4What is your go to drink when meeting clients for dinner? I need a solid new go to drink when I am taking clients or partners out to dinner. What is your go to?35
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+4IB SA --> PE FT ProcessWill be working in the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> team of an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> this summer (EVR/PJT/CVP) and would like to know what the process looks like for going from <abbr title="investment...35
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+5Vacation With Crazy In-Laws?I have an opportunity to go to Iceland for pretty cheap with my wife and her family for a week. The thing is her family is moderately crazy and I don't know if this is a test of patience worth pursuing. Cost of the trip is only a few hundred. Potentially high opportunity cost but whatever....29
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+5BILLIONS - Differences and similaritities between the show and real life.So........ The title says it all. All experienced users are welcome to share their thoughts. Is the legendary Axe Cap an example of how the world's leading hedge funds engage in their day to day activities? 24
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+5Looking for a FriendHi all, I'm reaching out to look for advice from someone who has been in a similar situation. I know there are multiple discussions about this sort of situation all over but I'm looking for more specific advice. So about me: I'm a senior (graduating early in December) at a...24
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+4When to ResignI am going to be resigning from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> position to join a different <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. I will be getting the offer letter...23
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+4If you could be any stock/bond/derivative etc., which would you be and why?If you could be any stock/bond/derivative etc., which would you be and why? I would be the NYSE FANG+ Index (obviously)22
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+4Moelis SF (tech) info + exit ops?Haven't heard much about this group recently. They made the move from menlo to SF and added more people. Also advised on the recent broadcom hostile takeover. Does anyone have info about this group and about the exit ops?22
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+4Going to Amherst College next year... why are all the LinkedIn IB profiles former athletes????hey everyone, im a senior in HS about to graduate and im going to amherst college next year. im probably going to major in econ + something like history. im interested in finance for sure, not sure if it's <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or what, but somehow...21
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+4What is Canada comp like?Hey everyone I just have a quick question about <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in Canada. What are the <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> like at the big Canadian <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shops...18
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+4Which in door spot to take interview calls in midtown NYC?Hello - I am looking for suggestions of indoor space to take interview calls in midtown. Office conference rooms are not available. I am afraid to bump into colleagues if I use lobbies close by. Streets are noisy and cold. Any suggestions? Highly appreciate it. 16
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+4Thanks WSO!Sup guys, I meant to post this when I got it in the mail the other week. Thanks for the trophy, Patrick! It's truly my crowning achievement. I may as well retire now. But really though, I've been bullshitting with you guys for like 6 years. Some real cool people on here. You've...5
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+3Opportunity Zones in New Tax LegislationIs anyone out there looking at the new tax law's Opportunity Zones? How do you think the regs will shake out, and in what time frame? What's your take on how much interest they will generate? Is the deferral of cap gains sufficient to attract investors?36
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+3Seeking advices about the MSF programI am graduating in a month from University of Southern California with a BA in History. Currently, I have been admitted to Simon (80% scholarship) and still waiting to hear back from WUSTL (Asset Management Track), UIUC, Brandeis, and JHU. Their notification dates are all after the Simon deposit...31
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+3Is it possible to train your body to need less sleep?I need to get into the office by 630 every morning and taking into the time for transportation and preparing for work; this means I have to get up at roughly 530. It's actually a bit annoying that I function poorly if I get less than 8 hours of sleep. This means I need to get into bed...27
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+3SledsLooking forward to buy new deal sleds. Advice about where to buy different ones? Which brand? Disclosure: man, already have the Gucci's one, don't like LV26
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+3Haas or Stern MBA for IM Job?Got into both schools and am interested in Investment Management jobs post-MBA (already have sell side and corp dev experience). For personal reasons, would prefer the east coast after school (family/relationship) but wouldn't mind being out west for a bit. Been talking to folks at both...22
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+3PJT Women's Superday (April 20)Anyone hear back? .21
+4Why do people dateThroughout my entire life (so far) I've never understood the allure of dating. All the good-looking women are "gold diggers" studying political science at the community college, good for a night or two, so why do people choose to make the long term committment? If I had to choose...19
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+6The most dangerous question in the world - "Why?"For if you ask it enough times (towards any "fact"), repeatedly and relentlessly (dozens of times if necessary), the conclusion you arrive at is often (almost always) dark and controversial. Yet almost always, it is the absolute truth. Never let bullshit and "political...14
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+3Summer Offer Decision - UBS vs Rothschild (Both NYC)Hi all, Been a long time lurker but finally made an account because I wanted some advice (and hope to contribute in the future at some point). I've been fortunate enough to receive offers for both UBS and Rothschild for the Summer of 2019. The offers are for their <abbr...14
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+3Morgan Stanley Leaves Morgan StanleyWould you name your child after a firm? Would you rather name your child Morgan Stanley or LaShondranika Stanley? *Morgan Stanley Leaves Morgan Stanley. Yes, You Read That Right By Sonali Basak (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Stanley just left Morgan Stanley. No, really. The fixed-income trader,...12
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+3How Long Did it take for Banking to Break YouHappy Friday All! This thread is a simple one. Question: In what ways did banking break you, and how long did it take? 12
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+3WSO Internships & Employment OpportunitiesJoin the Wall Street Oasis Team! <h4>Open opportunities for students: </h4> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> </ul> <h4>Open opportunities for...11
+3Distressed / Spec Sits vs Regular PEFellow monkeys, I am currently interviewing for a couple different positions and it would likely boil down to joining a lower <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> fund or a distressed / spec sits <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. With the...10
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+3Early IB Offer with exploding deadline - months before normal recruitingAs many of you know, the timeline for junior year internship recruiting has been pushed up a ridiculous amount. I'm currently a sophomore at a target business school and I just got an offer to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a <abbr title="middle...10
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+3Deck Template - Box titles vs line titles?Some firms' deck templates have box titles (title in a box) while others have line titles (title on a line). I personally think line titles are more elegant but box titles are more practical. The inconvenience of having line titles is that you can't have a placeholder in the master...8
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+3If your parents are really rich and are willing to pay for your lavish lifestyle, would you still work?Some people have rich parents with money to pay for their next few generations of children and grandchildren's upper-class lifestyles. But, if you had parents who would buy anything you wanted and supported all your desired living expenses. Would you still work at a job? How important is...6
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+3PWP vs. Guggenheim IBDHave options at these two firms and am having a very hard time deciding. Could anyone provide insight on exit opps/pay/culture? I get the impression Guggenheim has more upside, but PWP is safer...It seems like Guggenheim has been rising fast, with their most recent class getting great...6
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+3Market Drastically Turns. How Do You Pivot?Listen, I'm no doomsday guy. But let's talk about the thing on everyone's mind. Acquisitions folk out there - you get dumped during a capital markets freeze - what do you do (take a less prestigious job, change industry, wait it out, etc...) For those older Monkeys (much...5
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+3If I ever get fired in banking its because...CFOs who provide me with financial statements that look like something out of Jumanji. How am I supposed to work on the model when capex is in your pre-tax expenses and you've clearly had your audit done by El Pollo Loco. I drooled over working in <abbr title="mergers and...3
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+3Trader named 'Morgan Stanley' leaves Morgan StanleyGot a good laugh out of this. I'm sure Mr. Stanley is a WSO monkey, so will the real Morgan Stanley please standup? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-17/morgan-stanley-leaves-morgan-stanley-yes-you-read-that-right1
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+3Sincerely, Jeff<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Stocks were mixed on a day when the Fed released its Beige Book business survey (tl;dr: economy's good, tariffs aren't). A horrible day for IBM (-7.54%) anchored the Dow. </li> <li>Oil: U.S. WTI crude...1
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+3A Helping Hand to Humanities StudentsHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I've been a lurker on the site for a while and only recently posted my first discussion thread. One thing I've noticed - other than, of course, the site's immense usefulness and the general goodwill of...1
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+3Extremely Low GPA to MBA Success StoryI've been a long time browser on this website and just wanted to share my experience. Here are my stats before we start: -UG: Service Academy - 2.3 GPA -Grad: Big D1 Sport School - random MS with accounting and finance classes - 3.8 GPA -GMAT - 720 -Work exp: 5 years military officer...1
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+2Grad School Cost: is it worth it?Hi guys, My head is spinning with all the different factors to evaluate in applying to grad school. For a career switcher with some architecture experience, what are the most important factors in selecting a grad school? I would like to work in development and eventually open my own...19
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+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...18
+2When are you TOO SUCCESFUL for MBA?IMO when your opportunity cost for attending <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> is in 7 digits, it's a bad financial decision (but could be a good personal decision). What is your take?15
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+2Guggenheim NYC: updated reputation, culture, exitshey, I've done a good amount of searching regarding guggenheim's rep, prestige, culture, and exits, but I see a lot of older threads/information and dissenting viewpoints. I do hear, however, that it's growing quite fast. does anyone have an updated/recent view on their exits...14
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+2Bocconi AFC vs ESCP MiM Hi guys! I received offers both from Bocconi for the Accounting and Finance Master and from ESCP for the Master in Management. I am Italian, 2 experiences in Italy (one the finance team of a firm and one in a <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>...13
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+2What is "over-prepared" ?Hi everyone, so I talked to someone at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> a few days ago, and she told me that, although it's necessary to get well-prepared, don't be "over-prepared"...what does she mean? She went off the phone because...13
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+2Moving from Corporate Accounting to IBI have been working as a Corporate Accountant for 3 years. I graduated from a very non-target school with a 3.2 GPA. Currently, I'm studying for L1 of the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr>. I would like to get into <abbr title="investment...13
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+2McKinsey from DC Area non/semi-targetI’m looking into attending GMU this fall (underachieved at a magnet school) and I was wondering if anybody could tell me how well it places into McKinsey and other consulting firms. I heard from the people there that the top 5-10 students in Finance can usually make it into McKinsey and the...12
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+2How much do you save??Right now I'm thinking I will save about 15% of my gross income. I would be interested to hear how much others save, does it rise as income rises, or fall due to lifestyle creep?12
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+2Which major presents the best chances for IBRecently I read about Mark Zuckerberg and how he attended Harvard to study physchology. This is quite reassuring because for someone as smart as him, I would have expected a math/engineering related major. I'm applying to college in a few years and my dream school is Harvard. I was...11
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+2JPM vs EB?I recently secured an offer from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> for a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> analyst role. I am anticipating this offer to amount to a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer after that...11
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+2Is this a good cold email? Freshman Internship?I know it's super late, but circumstances arose and now I have to find something last minute. I have never done this before, so please tell me / edit heavily if it's garbage. Thanks! Dear _________, I am currently studying Mathematics and Economics at _______ University. I...10
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+2Relocation Assistance Is it common for a large firm to offer zero relocation assistance if your moving from out of state? I was taken off guard when they said they usually offer no assistance at all. Any experience with this would be much appreciated. I will still take the job because I think the opportunity is...10
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+2Moelis LA vs Moelis NY vs Lazard NYHi, First-time poster here. Just wanted to get some insight on the above decision I am making. In regards to Moelis LA, some current information would be helpful. What is the lifestyle/culture like in comparison with the other firms mentioned (I know they all work hard)? How is dealflow...9
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+2Should I say that I will be doing a summer internship???I will be doing an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship over the summer, and am currently looking for off cycle opportunities after. Should I include the summer internship in my CV when applying?? 9
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+2Top IB Recruiters in London for lateral hiresHi all, Anyone know who the top <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> recruiters are (e.g. which ones do Evercore, PWP, PJT, Centreview, GS) use for lateral recruiting at an analyst / associate level? Thanks9
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+2Why are bonds traders considered the smartest ones on the street?I ALWAYS hear this when it comes to traders. Apparently the bonds traders are the Gorillas of the street and the smartest ones hands down. What methods do they use to trade bonds that makes it insanely difficult? I hear it so much but can never point the finger to it.9
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+25 First Rounds and 0 SuperDaysSo <abbr title="on campus recruiting">OCR</abbr> just finished at my regional target and I'm left without a single superday. I had 5 first rounds with 2 <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>, 3 <abbr title="elite...8
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+2Undergrad: Will UChicago give me more opportunities than Michigan (Ross)?Ross seems fun, where a strong GPA is somewhat assured, with defined paths to great jobs. Yet everyone is telling me to go to Chicago. I'm surprised I got into Chicago, safe assumption my GPA isn't going to be stellar, but maybe the Chicago brand is worth that downside? Chicago has...8
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+2Is 90k debt worth going to Stern (Finance) when I can go to Rutgers and have a 25k debt?I got a 30k scholarship per year and I really want to go to NYU. I didn't like Rutgers very much but my parents are scared of the debt. I know NYU is clearly a better school with better networking and recruiting opportunities but is it worth the extra debt? I read that the average starting...8
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+2Can A Company Prevent You From Reneging?Hey guys, Title says it all. I'm planning on reneging the summer 2018 offer I signed with a non finance company, so I can accept an offer I got from an <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> company. I'm wondering if when I call them up telling them I...8
+2Why so few women in RX?Thoughts?8
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+2Expenses during training in NYCSo when BB's / EB's recruit their new batch of Analysts, the norm seems to be for all incoming Analysts from all offices globally to meet in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> for training for a given number of weeks. With hotel and flight being covered,...8
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+2Freshman Internship - Unpaid & Relevant Or Paid and Not RelevantCurrently between a few internships for this summer and wanted to get some perspective on people actually in the industry. Background: Semi-target university in the Northeast, interested in working in investment banking or restructuring after graduation Internship 1: Small <abbr...8
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+2The Excel Function that You Wish You Knew 6 Months Ago Playing off the, "I wish I knew this 10 years ago" or "When I was a kid" and adapting it to junior analysts or really anyone that is in excel a lot. This can be a function of any significance whether it is knowing there is a spell check shortcut or just how to use a pivot...8
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+2Well to do college debt or State school with money in my pocket?Here is my dilemma: Should I go to a private university that is considered the best in the area or a state school that is fairly regular? If I go to the private school I’ll graduate with $15K in student loan debt, If I go to the state school I will be able to graduate with at least $25K in my...7
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+2Transfer student resume. Advice needed. Hello fellow monkeys, I have one quick question to ask about the resume formation for transfer student. I transferred from Big State school to Top 20 private college few years ago and I was wondering if I have to include my previous institution on my resume. My current resume only...7
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+2Wall Street Prep O&G vs Premium PackageHey guys, I am an incoming summer analyst at an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> in Houston. I plan on purchasing a modeling course from Wall Street Prep. I noticed that the Oil&Gas course has a lot of overlap with the Premium package. Any reason to purchase both?...7
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+2Goldman Sachs ATL office Anybody know of the culture in Atlanta’s <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Investment Banking office? Would be curious given it seems like it would be a satellite office for them 7
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+2Touchpad elevator buttons Office buildings are starting to adapt to touchpad elevator buttons where you press which floor you’re going to instead of up or down. I have been struggling with them. Sometimes I forget which elevator I am supposed to get in and sometimes I get in the wrong elevator that I can’t get...7
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+2Robin Round Interview?Sup Oasis, So i have an interview coming up and the recruiter said it would be a Robin Round, an hour long and every 15 minutes I meet someone new. This is my first interview like this and I had a few questions. Should I be repeating some of the same info? Do you think these people will just...7
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+2Looking for advice, Big 4 Transaction Services -> Elite MBAI’ve been working in Transaction Services in the Big 4 for nearly 2 years now, after leaving audit (where 3 coworkers from my largest client engagement team went on to top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs). My goal is to gain...7
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+2Tough decision to make Hello guys, I’m currently a graduating senior looking into REPE in the future. I currently have two options: an invesment management analyst role for a big development company(think about Hines, etc) on emerging markets and an acquisition analyst role for a boutique but fast growing fund. The...7
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+2Bankers Unite: Under Siege By EsquireWe are under siege by Esquire writer Christine Flammia "Dear Rich Young Banker Dudes, Your Bags Suck" https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a19862416/banker-bags-are-bad/ A snippet - "A brief transcript of my own such story: "So, Christine, what do you...7
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+2JLL Commercial Real Estate Analyst InterviewHey all, I have an analyst interview set up with JLL in a major market in the SE. My background is two years resi mortgages at a large mortgage company HQ and one year at a regional <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> firm in Investment sales. I have not been...7
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+2is day-trading and technical analysis a load of BS?I'd like to get some more experienced opinion on this. I was never taught technical analysis as finance major. The only thing I learned is that all three forms of EMH reject it and my Equity Valuation professor compared it to astrology. I had a couple of friends who day and swing...7
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+2SBA loans for hospitality- is there a minimum stay requirementHi all, is anybody here familiar with SBA financing for hotels? Is there a minimum stay requirement? Wondering is SBA can work for a furnished short term rental hotel product where the number of days occupied will be a little different from a regular hotel. Thank you!6
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+2Current Federal employee would like to transition to consultingHello, I am currently a GS-15 with the Army/DoD and would like to get into management consulting and expect the federal practice is where I would have to target. I have a specific interest and passion on the human capital side. I do not have an <abbr title="Masters in Business...6
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+3Nearly all Americans would be homeless, most carless, if not for financing.Just the thought of that is rather scary, if not downright horrifying. (How are people so cavalier?) So something like 85% of all (non-investment) properties are sold with a mortgage. And we all know about the auto-debt bubble that's become obscene. How does no one sit down and...6
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+2Undergrad: Michigan (Ross) or UChicago?I find myself saying Ross is a fun no-brainer, where a strong GPA is somewhat assured. Yet literally everyone is telling me to go to Chicago. I'm surprised I got into Chicago, safe to assume my GPA there isn't going to be stellar, but maybe the brand is worth that downside?6
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+2Non-Fiance Major Need Help with Resume!I am a Statistics Major who has taken only one Fiance Related Course (Macro Economics intro Gen Ed.) I was the President of the Investment Club at my Community College and now the Vice President of the Investment Club at the University I transferred to. How do I convey I have Financial knowledge...6
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+2E&Y Cadetship worth doing?I'm currently in the process of applying for an E&Y cadetship, and I want to know if anyone else believes it's a path I should go down? About 3 weeks ago I completed my aptitude test for the Brisbane E&Y, and this week completed the Tax consulting challenge. If I passed the...6
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+2UCL: MSc in Technology Management or MSc in Global Management of Nat Resources?Lads, I got an offer from both programs. My target is to end in Equity Research, or <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>, or a general buyside position. I am struggling between choosing the right MSc for me. Both are from engineering school, both have...6
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+2Bizzare uGrad GPA calculationI’m 2-3 years out of college - working at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (FO). I recently reviewed my UGrad transcript as I’m soon going to be applying to grad school & I had a grade changed (upwards revision). As I was doing the math I noticed the...6
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+2Oil price Rise, future of IBWanted to get some thoughts from you energy bankers out there.... With oil on the rise at around $70/barrel, and with Saudi wanting to push for something close to $100/barrel (might only be short term for their Saudi Aramco IPO), what do you think that holds for the future of IB? Do you think...6
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+2Analyst Classes 2019 Application Start datesHi guys, I hope this is not a duplicate thread: I was wondering when applications for analyst classes starting Summer 2019 begin. Are applications already open and if so, for how long? This refers to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> offices and mainly to Bulge...6
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+2Mcgill to break into invesment banking?Hi, I'm a cegep (18) student who's trying to get into McGill and then the Honours Investment program? Worth it? I've seen a lot say that Ivey is THE target school but also lately also heard that if you get into the HIM that you're practically set to break in to <abbr...6
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+2UBS LondonCan anyone shed some light on UBS' London operation these days? Any info on top groups (I know <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> for one), culture, exits, reputation, deal flow, etc. would be greatly appreciated.6
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+2Investment Banking AustraliaHey guys, I was wondering if a Law/Commerce degree at a G8 University will make me competitive in getting an Investment Banking role. I am good at and really enjoy maths, physics, and finance. Due to this would you guys recommend something else? 6
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+2High GPA in Econ or Low GPA in Econ-MathI'm currently a freshman @ Barnard College in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, and I'm having trouble deciding what to major in. I thought about being an economics major, but then heard from family friends that a statistics or math major is more...6
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+2Anyone ever went to a job interview where the recruiter had already made up their mind beforehand to reject you? And time wastedAnyone ever went to a job interview where the recruiter said "We are looking for someone with more experience." or "We have other more closely qualified candidates than you." and get rejected? If so, you ever think "WHY THE FUCK DID YOU CALL ME TO COME ALL THIS WAY...4
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+2Best resources to learn more about Finance & Investment BankingI honestly think i'll get sh*t for this, so apologies in advance. What are the best resources available online which can teach me more about the Finance Industry and Investment Banking? Right now, I'm in that point wherein I'm interested in taking Finance but I have barely any...4
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+2Graduating this month and beginning my SA position this Summer: Dilemma Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I was lucky enough to land a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a <abbr title="bulge...3
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+2Financial Model - Column Set-upWhen I start building a model from scratch, the first thing I do is format column widths to set up the structure of the spreadsheet. The purpose of the set-up is to ensure that: 1. There is enough space for item names (there are some long ones) 2. Indentation is convenient 3. There is...3
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+2Bridgewater vs AQR vs Point72Hello there - what is the fundamental difference between Bridgewater, AQR and Point72 besides the AUM? I am more interested in how these 3 funds are fundamentally different and how a potential investor decides to invest in, let's say, Bridgewater vs AQR vs Point72. Thanks!2
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+2LionTree Advisors -any insight?Hey guys, I just wanted to see if anyone had insight on the <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">tmt</abbr> boutique LionTree? I can't seem to find that much information about them regarding exit opps, <abbr title="summer analyst...2
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+2Melody CapitalHey all, Has anyone in the industry heard of or known anything about Melody? Curious to know what perception is given they aren't a typical credit shop.2
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+2hated for taking too long to accept a FT offer?I did an internship at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> summer 2017, was a top performer, and received a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer. They wanted me to reply within 2 weeks. When I asked to extend it to my school's policy...2
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+2How much time do you spend on WSO everyday?I am spending an unhealthy amount of time on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> at work everyday - my firm probably should've blocked <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> because I just can't control myself.2
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+2MTFBIHey guys, I just recently heard of this real estate organization called MTFBI. Anyone have any clue how to join, seems like a bunch of really cool eastdil guys.2
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+2UBC Sauder breakoutI know people on here have said before that Sauder isn't nearly as much as a target as schools back east, but I'll be attending as unfortunately it was the only school I was accepted into. If I want to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, is PMF...2
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+2What are the best social clubs in New York, SF, Boston and LA for networking? Looking to join social clubs in big cities, such as New York, SF, Boston and LA for networking purposes. Any advice? 1
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+2The THREAT to Silicon Valley's Tech Dominance: Chinese Venture Capital*"The rise of China’s venture market “signifies a shift from a single-epicenter view of the world to a duopoly"* Silicon Valley, the "king" of venture capital is facing growing competition from its Chinese counterpart. [Here is an interesting WSJ...1
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+2NYC Analyst Housing: Should I Use a Real Estate Agent?Have seen a few threads on this but nothing too specific. As the title of the post suggests, I'm curious to know if it is worth using a real estate agent to find my first apartment when I move to the city this summer (to start life post-grad). Are no-fee apartment rental sites, like...1
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+2What to do to prepare for the bear market?For those just starting out their careers, how can we position ourselves to make it through the coming bear market/cycle turn?1
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+2What is comp like at Canadian offices?Anyone know what the comp is like from Analyst to Senior partner at Canadian <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> and Big 4 consulting firms? Are they relatively close to what they pay in America? Thanks!1
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+2*****2019 Goldman Sachs IBD Summer Analyst Megathread *******Megathread dedicated to the 2019 Goldman Sachs <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> Summer Analyst application process. March 25-28 were Insight Days in SF and Houston April 15 was the deadline for Early Action. July 1 is when they will open Regular....1
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+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our hedge fund interview prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and actual investment pitch walk-throughs...I think for those of you that don't watch the webinars, it would be helpful to give you...1
+1Is Public Finance Investment Banking a Good Career?I just got an PF internship during the school year in a MM bank (Baird, Raymond James, Piper) and public finance seems really cool to me. I think I would be fine in the field long term, although the thought of slim exits is intimidating. Should I not be concerned about the hopefully just...72
+1Comparing Deloitte vs KPMG?What's the better firm? Also, whats the differences in: <ul> <li>Leadership/Mentoring</li> <li>People</li> <li>Working enviornment</li> </ul> <h3>Which is Better for Advisory - KPMG or Deloitte?</h3> Our users highlighted...41
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+3What is the Holy Grail of Finance Jobs?Of course, a Goldman Sachs job is seen as near the top of prestige, but I’ve heard others say getting into a top <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm out of undergrad is even more impressive. Assuming you are an extremely hard worker, attend a target school, and...40
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+2What Not To WearHey guys, So I have read and heard that SA's shouldn't wear loafers, so what are they supposed to wear? Thanks. 18
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+3ZeroHedge = Russian propaganda/disinformation outletZeroHedge doesn't even try to hide that fact that a Russian disinformation website. To give you an example of their current headlines: *Russia Exposes British Lies On Skripal, But Trail Leads To US* *Russia Claims It Captured Trump's "Nice And New And Smart" Missiles...12
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+2I need motivation!As of late I've been lacking motivation to do anything except the bare minimum - and even that I'm struggling with. I find myself lacking energy/motivation to get ahead, and the worst part is, I'm COMFORTABLE with just coasting along. I know this isn't right and will harm my...11
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+1No Superdays?Hey guys - I'm a current sophomore recruiting for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019 positions. Have had first rounds with two lower tier banks (think <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr>, RBC) and thought the interviews both...5
+1Investment Sales from REPE?I realize the transition people usually want to make is the other way, from brokerage to REPE, but is there any advantage coming from REPE to brokerage? I have about 1.5 years of experience as an analyst at a small shop . Get a good feel of many aspects of <abbr title="commercial real...5
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+1Chicago or Columbia for Undergrad College ChoiceHi all, I posted a similar thread on the Jobs forum but got a limited response. Posting again here to see if I can get some other opinions. Anyway, I'm a high school senior and need to make a college decision by May 1. I have been accepted to the University of Chicago and Columbia...5
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+1Am I too late for IB?Hi everyone! This is my first post on WSJ and I hope I can get your help. I come from a non-target school in Italy (top 10 public schools), where I have obtained my Master's degree in Corporate finance, and I am currently working in the Corporate Finance division of a Big-4. Prior than...5
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+1Villanova, Michigan, Oregon 2.0- DEBTHey again, I know that I have posted a similar forum before, but I wanted to start a new one because of new information. I recently visited the University of Michigan and I am absolutely in love. Everything about the university is incredible and it fits me perfectly. I know I will be happy...5
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+12019 SA - No Interviews??Hey guys, I'm a sophomore at a target (HYP) and I'm going through the summer 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting process. I've applied to a bunch of places, done a few Korus and a Hirevue, but so far haven't gotten any phone...5
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+1Financial Modeling Help!!! Need by Sunday night!!Hey guys, I'm working on a financial forecast and i can get the <abbr title="cash flow statement">CFS</abbr> to balance but the B/S is off by 1-4 each year. I have a presentation on Monday and need some help! Any idea where to begin?5
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+1A grade 11 student want to prepare for Finance undergraduate program in Canada.Hi, I'm currently a grade 11 student in a BC offshore high school student and want to study business (considering Finance) in university. I have a 92% average and got 98% in pre-calculus 12 now, but do not have many extracurricular activities. What courses should I take in grade 12 and what...5
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+1ADVICE?Hello everyone, So iv;e told you all before that I go to non target school. I was wondering, since banks don't recruit there, is it worth going to the career office for advice, or would they just not know that they are talking about? Thanks.5
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+1...........I will pay ......... (via venmo) to someone who can help with my financial model..but i need it back by 4/22!5
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+1Incoming MMS student, eyeing HBS/GBS deferred MBAs: Chances? Hi all. I am an incoming student for one of the US MMS programs (Kellogg / Fuqua / etc) and will be looking to apply for deferred entry to <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr> / GBS during my MMS year. Was hoping to get some perspectives on my profile and what...5
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+1Switching from Equity to FICC and vice-versa!Hey all, I was wondering how often can a person switch from Equity to FICC in S&T-and vice-versa? Or are you stuck in one area and you just have to switch to different roles? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!5
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+1Moyer Distressed PDF copyDoes anyone have a PDF copy of Moyer Distressed Debt Analysis? Just started <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> in <abbr title="fixed income">FI</abbr> <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> and need a copy to reference for...5
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+1Recruiter wants personal info to submit to a bank?Recruiter says they need part of my SSN + DoB to submit to a bank. The recruiting firm is a legit player, but I've never heard of anything like this. Has anyone ever experienced this?5
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+1Pinpoint Partners Is The WorstThis is half venting, half alerting those going through any recruiting processes - As has been discussed previously on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Pinpoint Partners is a joke of a firm that sends almost nothing but spam, and doesn't respond to any...5
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+1Info interview with RX director; what to ask?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5
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+1How to thrive when the cycle turnsSeems more and more chatter is we are reaching or at the top of this cycle for <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. How can you position yourself for success in a down-market? How does a down-cycle impact people working within coverage groups versus...5
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+1Thoughts on current situationI've been wanting to get into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for some time now, with no luck. Applying to firms and networking. Started out in Big 4 and transitioned over to a large global bank, working in a corporate audit function. I don't really...5
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+1Raine Group - any information? Culture, Hours, Leadership, Deals, etc.Not much information on this highly successful <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> boutique shop. Anyone have good intel on these guys? Yes I know they work on <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> deals and own the...4
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+1Why is repurchase of debt/bonds added as income on income statement?I'm looking for the intuition behind this, especially since the repurchase of shares doesn't show up, and I thought the two were somewhat similar in the way they're treated in accounting ?4
+1Talking about how I learned how to dunk a basketball for an interview?I was coming up with some key stories that demonstrate positive character traits about me and I was thinking about talking about how I learned how to dunk and trying to connect that to how I'd perform as an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst -...4
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+1Comps - Column SeperatorsSeparating columns is an important aspect of having a nicely formatted <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> header. I have seen a few ways to format <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> headers: 1. Use single accounting underline...4
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+1Any Advice On New Jersey?Hello Everyone, Accepting a new job in the Princeton area. Looking to stay in that general area. Any insight on the following places: 1. Princeton Junction 2. Lawrenceville 3. West/East Windsor Townships Just want a safe place to wind up. Any advice on where to go or where to avoid?...4
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+1Wait or Play the Game?Keeping it short. I'm a sophomore, pretty sure I want to go into commodity trading (energy). I am interviewing for investment banking right now, and know they are great for career mobility, but frankly, do not want that lifestyle. That being said, if I receive an offer should I take it/is...4
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+1Shoes as a First Year BB IB AnalystHey, So I'm wondering if there are any unspoken rules against what shoes are acceptable to be worn and those that are unacceptable. Will wearing Gucci or Ferragamo dress shoes really be annoying to see in the office on a first year? I have no idea what to purchase with my signing bonus....4
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+1How to Verify a Firm is Legit/Real? Securities Lending GigHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, this is my first post here. I didn't go to school to finance, nor am I in the industry, so excuse my ignorance about how to audit a firm's legitimacy. So basically, there's this firm called America2030...4
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+1Interview: What's Your Excel/PowerPoint Skill Level?I was helping out my group recently on screening potential candidates. I have a list of questions that I generally ask people and to my surprise, one of the questions that seems to hurt candidates is "What's your excel/ppt skill level?" Most candidates can provide a few examples...4
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+1Need help on preparing for the IBD interviews Hi guys, I am in need of help on preparing for the <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> interviews. I want to know the best ways to prepare for it. Also has anyone purchased the wso's <abbr title="investment banking...4
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+1Waitlisted at MBB? How to proceed? Hi everyone! Looking for some help regarding what would be the best approach for my current situation. Last Friday around noon I had my final round of interviews at one of the <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> (Latin American office). My last interviewer ...4
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+1Msc Finance + CFA to get into IB ???Hey guys, first time posting here. I’m getting my bachelors on Civil Eng. at the top university of a small country (Pucp - Peru). I’ve just got into a Equity Research club at my school and I’ve never been so passionate about a topic in my life. I love finance my dudes, engineering is...4
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+1Freshman GPA So, unfortunately I had a very low freshman year GPA (3.0), for personal reasons that I have since overcome. At the end of my second year, I now have a bit above a 3.5, and should be on track to graduate with a 3.6/3.7 -- I have had no issue getting a 3.83/3.92 each semester now. I know that...4
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+1MSF schools BC MSF/Villanova MSF/UVA Ms in commerce(finance track)/WUSTL MSF (WAM)Hi everyone. I am a senior at a top 35 liberal arts college, international student, majoring in Statistics. Had an internship experience at a hedge fund in Hong Kong. I am targeting my career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/Asset Management ideally. Planning...4
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+1Calgary IB any info?Hey everyone, I had a couple questions about <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in Calgary and how it compares to Toronto or the States. 1: Which school is the best for breaking into Big 5 <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in...4
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+1Fortune 50 vs boutique PE/IB Hi guys, I'm a junior finance major at a top undergrad business school and I've accepted an offer to work at a fortune 50 company in their finance division. Most of the people I've talked to say it's a good job and that I should do the internship. I'm still currently...4
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+1Getting RX full time without doing SA in RX?I don't think I'm competitive enough for a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> spot at top <abbr title="Restructuring">RX</abbr> banks but I can probably get an ok <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> offer;...4
+1CRE Loan Officer Comp at a Major Life CoHello! Can anyone tell me what the comp is like for a loan officer at a major life co? They have AUM of $13 billion and do between 2-2.5 billion in annual production. I would coming in as a “junior” production guy covering a few markets. The idea would be that my market coverage would...4
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+1How to assign an arbitrary multiplier for network effects as a venture backed company scalesSay you launch a product in City A and it has a total addressable market of $20m. Then assume cities B, C, and D are next, and they all have the same population as City A. I know that it wouldn't be $80m - there would be some sort of network effect, and maybe the TAM would be $90m. How...4
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+1Worth It? Venture Capital Coaching Program? Break into VCI came across some VC coaching programs that cost thousands of dollars. Are they worth it? Have anyone tried them? Here are two programs I found online: [GoingVC](http://lists.startupcareeradvice.com/goingvc-application/) [VC...4
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+1BNY Mellon Real EstateHow is BNY Mellon regarded in the greater <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> market? Specifically their <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> origination division? Dont hear much about them nor do I hear them working on the bigger deals....4
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+1Website Service for RealtorsHey guys, First, sorry if this isn't the best place to post this, but I'm trying to find where realtors typically congregate online to get the right feedback :) I just created a website service for realtors and I'm looking for some feedback. I've encountered a lot of...4
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+1How is Columbia's Engineering program precised?I wanted to know if Columbia's Engineering programme is considered a target school by employers such as the regular Columbia college econ grad? As I am interested in engineering but I am also considering a career in finance and banking.4
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+1How to find bankers from non-targets?Hello all, I'm a major non-target student looking to network with bankers at BB's & boutiques in the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> area. My first plan of attack before sending a mass of cold-emails to complete strangers was to look for other...3
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+1BB Cap Markets to Leveraged Lending. Good career move?I'm about 2 years into a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Capital Markets stint and recently got an offer from a leveraged lending firm (think CIT, AB Private Credit, Antares, Ares, Golub, NXT). While I like the hours, comp and <abbr title="bulge...3
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+1Pasted Metafiles - making font size consistent Pasting charts, graphs or model summaries as enhanced metafiles is commonly believed to be best practice. One issue I found is that adjusting the shape of each pasted image will inevitably adjust the font size of the numbers. In order to ensure that the image is in the right shape and the...3
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+1A&M (Full Scholarship) vs Dartmouth (Full Price) for FinanceI am offered a full scholarship at Texas A&M University, and I have also been admitted to Dartmouth (at full price). If I want to work on Wall Street someday, could I achieve the same level of success attending Texas A&M and saving the money vs Dartmouth? Or is Dartmouth the better way...3
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+1To the victims of high-paying shitty jobsHi All, I came across this article titled "To the victims of high-paying shitty jobs" : www.loner22. com/2018/04/05/high-paying-shitty-jobs/ (remove space before ".com") I think it's very relevant to the <abbr title="Wall Street...3
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+1Unsure of which double concentration or minor to pursue?? (undergrad)So I've been looking into doing either a double concentration or a concentration + a minor, but I have no idea which combo of either of these will be more beneficial. The options that I’m considering are: -double concentration in finance and MIS -double concentration in accounting and...3
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+1Creating a database of multifamily, self storage, and mobile home parks. I've been creating a database of multifamily, self storage and mobile home parks using county gis sytems lately. However this is a tedious process, and I was wondering if anyone had a better way of going about this and building a database of properties that fit a certain criteria. My...3
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+1Hiring at Goldman Sachs: Analyst track vs. lateral hire?I'm a bit confused about the pros/cons of applying to Goldman Sachs via the analyst track or as a lateral hire. My situation: * I have a PhD (almost finished), MS, and <abbr title="balance sheet">BS</abbr> in STEM fields. Interested in moving into <abbr...3
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+1Bilingualism or masters or straight to work?Recent college grad really confused hoping to get your input on the best next step, to give you the gist of it. -Hospitality Business grad with a finance specialization (wrong degree off the bat I know but didn’t know any better, the only positive is that I got it in switzerland which is ok...3
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+1Help explaining questionable job change for B-school applicationHey all, I'm wanting to apply to Top 15 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in the Fall and am honestly feeling a little insecure about a career move I made a year and a half ago. I'm 28, will have 6 years experience. My goal...3
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+1IB in one sentence I recently came across this question: **How would you state your motivation to join <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in one sentence?** Sounds simple but it got me thinking, "one sentence?" How can one reply this without it sounding cheesy or...3
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+1Chances at Top MBA w/ Low GPA?Hello, I would really appreciate if any knowledgeable folks could advise me of my chances of getting into a Top 5 B-school with a very low GPA from a Top 3 Ivy. I'm trying to make a career switch into finance and was considering B-School, but can't afford to spend 6-12 months on my...3
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+1Accounting -->IBD/MBBHey everyone! Im an accounting major at a Canadian target (Ivey/McGill/Queens). Unfortunately, I realized a bit too late that I do not want to pursue a career in accounting. I have a 3.8 GPA and a good CV. I think I have a decent chance at obtaining an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...3
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+1PPT - Section TitlesIn a deck, if you have: 1. Section title slide with the section title being highlighted in the agenda (1) 2. Section title on every slide and you change the section title, you will have to go to every slide and change it manually. If you have 120 slides and 10 sections, that is going to...3
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+1When to move work experience over education in CVHello monkeys! To give background, I've recently completed a Masters in an European semi-target (top 10%), finishing the classes in May and the thesis in January. Concurrently, I've been working since June in a L/S Equity Hedge Fund. I'm currently looking to move from...3
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+1How does making Partner work at non BB banks?Very straightforward question for everyone. Usually, at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>, you'd climb the ladder to MD and then have a chance at Partner. Is it the same process for non-BB banks such as the Big 5s (RBC, <abbr title="Bank of Montreal...3
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+1Big 5 vs BB Senior Position CompHey does anyone know what the comp difference is at a VP/MD position when at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> vs when at a Big 5 in Toronto? How much would a VP and MD make at Goldman compared to...3
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+1SeekingAlpha as practice for Equity/Macro Research reports. New user. I'm curious as to what <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> thinks the value of writing up Macroeconomic/Equity Research reports on SeekingAlpha would be? I'm looking at just sharpening my investment thesis creation skills, and possibly using...3
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+1Reneging Internship Offer for Full Time OfferHi everyone, I'm in a peculiar situation because of recruiting being pushed up so much for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I'm a second year at a target and this summer I will be interning at a Private Equity firm. Today, I got an <abbr...3
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+1Internal transfer after SAI'm a junior at a target (USNWR top 5) majoring in Economics with a 3.7 gpa. I'll interning at an upper tier <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this summer in a capital markets role, but I'm...3
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+1Uber corp strategy ? Anybody has any info on the Uber corp strategy team in Silicon Valley? This is for full time opportunities. Thanks!3
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+1Firm I went into wasn't quite what I was hoping it would be, not sure what to doI'm in a situation where I've ended up in a firm that wasn't quite what I thought or was hoping it would be, and I'm not entirely sure what to do. I started at a very small real estate <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/development firm a few...3
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+1ZS Associates: How well knownHow well known is ZS Associates in the management consulting world? I've heard a bit about it, and they seem to focus a lot on several industries (pharma, telecom, financial services). Would love to hear thoughts about it.3
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+1Top 20 B Schools who care less about GMATI plan on applying to schools where my GMAT fits in the 80th percentile range. I know schools like NYU and Wharton stress a high gmat but curious what top 20 schools are more lenient on GMAT. 3
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+1Surviving onboarding training in New YorkHi everyone, I have a training session for global new hires coming up and I have no idea where else I can post this question. I've heard from past colleagues that the few weeks there will be a lot of heavy partying, boozing, and socializing. The problem is this: I can't drink at...3
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+1US Coast Guard Academy vs UC Berkeley for IB?USCGA - Mechinical engineer, free tuition, five year of mandatory service, would love to serve & work hard for our nation, weak to no connections (?) UC Berkeley - Business administration, out of state tution with scholarship, no service, can work hard enough for a decent GPA, stronger...3
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+1Greenhill 2019 SA SuperdayHas anyone heard back for Greenhill & Co. 2019 <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> Superday? Heard they would start doing them soon. 3
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+1Samsung Electronics America Strategy GroupHi Guys, I got an offer from Samsung Electronics America's Corporate Strategy Group (this is different to their Global Strategy Group GSG). I was wondering if anyone knows much about team culture, projects and exit opportunities? Can a move to Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon etc be...3
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+12019 Summer Analyst Recruiting August-SeptemberThere is a lot of varying info going around, so I want to ask this question here to clear it up. M&I says most recruiting for 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> will be done by June 2018. ???. I've heard from networking calls and such that most of...3
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+1Any tips for incoming investments sales intern?Hi all, Long time lurker, first-time poster. I recently landed an investment sales internship with a top firm (think Eastdil, CBRE, JLL, etc.) in a major market. Does anyone have any advice on how to make the most of it and leave a good impression on the higher-ups? I Know there's a lot...3
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+1Rising Sophomores (Current Freshman) Looking For AdviceSince the recruiting for a lot of the finance positions has been pushed up, what should current freshmen be doing in order to prepare for Summer 2019? Should we start applying to BB's/other jobs already, and are any sophomore-specific <abbr title="investment...3
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+1Changing jobs before B-School applicationHi fellow monkeys, long-time lurker here. I am planning to apply to top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in the US this upcoming fall and would appreciate your insight on a tough decision that I have to make. Right now I've...3
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+1London SA 2019???Hello everyone, with interviews being accelerated in the US I was wondering how the situation is looking in London. Are the <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> / <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> applications going to open around the same...3
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+1Can an Associate on Portfolio Management team at a large core fund switch to acquisitions, or is it too late?Hi All, I am at a crossroads in my career path and need to make a very big decision, and am seeking advice on what role to take: I have been presented with two offers, both at Associate level, one as an Acquisitions Associate for a €500mn opportunistic fund in London, and the other as a...3
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+1Amazon and Real EstateWe have all seen the headlines regarding Amazon destroying real estate (retail specifically). I may be wrong, but isn't their ex-AWS income ($225)MM-ish? What is the real chance we see anti-trust actions against Amazon? In terms of their retail business, it seems that their entire model is...3
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+1Master Limited Partnerships - current opportunities profileshi guys, has anyone looked at MLPs recently please? Would love to hear what you think the return profiles and mispriced opportunities there are! thanks!3
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+1Unhappy and don't know what to do Hey guys. I have worked at CME Group as an Analyst for almost two years. I have learned a lot about how business is conducted, but I am not happy and don't know what to do. When I first started, I didn't know exactly where I wanted to go in finance, but I figured that this role...3
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+1Phone Call with MBB RecruiterI'm a sophomore at a non-target school and have a phone call scheduled with a <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> recruiter who said that he would be happy to give me more insight into recruitment. What should I expect? What kinds of questions should I...2
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+1First Round Millstein SA, what to expect?Got one scheduled for Monday, what should I expect? Technicals, fit, past experience, fit? I'm fairly knowledgeable about Restructuring, but the only deal i know really well is not advised by Millstein.2
+1Banks with RE equity arms?Which banks have equity arms aside from their commercial lending? I know the obvious such as <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr>, <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> RREEF. Do BofA,...2
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+1Looking to make transition from financial regulation to investment bankingI haven't seen much on various forums regarding this topic, but I just wanted to see if anyone had personal experience or advice relating to this. I work for a federal regulatory agency and currently working on an <abbr title="Masters in Business...2
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+1Investment Banking Analyst vs Private Equity AnalystHi everyone, I need advice on which offer would be more beneficial in the longterm. For my junior summer, I have two offers. First, is an Investment Banking Summer Analyst position at Guggenheim. Second, is a Private Equity Summer Analyst position at a <abbr title="middle...2
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+1Sophomore Internship AdviceI have 2 offers for a summer internship after my sophomore year, and I can't decide which would be best for me if I'm trying to into consulting. For background, I'm current sophomore econ/math major at a non-target school. My first option is in business/data analytics at a...2
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+1Guggenheim IBD SA 2019 SuperdayAnyone have tips for the April 20th Guggenheim <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> Superday? This is for the summer 2019 Investment Banking internship. 2
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+1From Appraisal to Investment Sales AnalystAfternoon everyone. I currently work as a commercial appraiser for a top 5 RE firm in the US, unfortunately I'm only a trainee and just started working towards general certified thanks to the AQB, the state, and my grad school not meshing and getting me past the education requirements more...2
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+1Summary Sheet - What is Your ApproachI am of the opinion that the Summary Sheet is the single most important sheet in a Financial Model. It is also the only sheet that most users above Analysts care about. Setting up a nicely formatted, mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive Summary Sheet has always been a challenge to me....2
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+1To enter the market or not to enter the market? That is the question!I've been a good little saver, stashing away some 60% of my monthly salary over the past couple years. Like many of you I work very hard for my money, and now I've made the decision that it's time to make my money work for me. I'm looking at low-cost Index funds (S&P...2
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+1HEC - Bocconi - Essec MSc in Finance ChoiceHi all, I've been admitted to all three of HEC, Bocconi and Essec MSc in Finance for the 2018 year. I hold a Finance/Mathematics double bachelor undergraduate from an Australian University and I'm trying to decide which course to accept and where to go. The decision is part...2
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+1WSP: normalized financials relating European companiesHi guys, I am currently working on the course "Trading Comps" in WSP. In one of the video's he talks about adjusting from gaap to non-gaap, so that the calculations becomes normalized. My question is this: When I am working with European companies, how should I relate to these...2
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+1Infrastructure sectors - valuing different asset typesHi, I am currently prepping for an infra <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> interview, and would be grateful if anyone here can share thoughts/experience regarding what the different considerations/drivers are when valuing different types of assets within the...2
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+1Low GPA Military Officer to MBAHey all, I've been a lurker here for a while and really enjoy all the forums. Posting for first time to get some advice. I'm currently an active duty Naval Flight Officer. I still have a little over three years left on my commitment. My ideal path after I get out is to attend...2
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+1Buyside Acquisition PitchbookHi monkeys, Currently in <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>, but I am dying to find a pitchbook given to the buyer of a company, i.e. google getting pitch to buy Apple, what does the pitchbook given to google look like? I know that there is a Qatalyst one available...2
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+1Marathon Asset Management in LondonAnyone has come across them? It is not the US credit shop, but an equities shop in London. Am after usual info on culture, comp, pedigree vs other well known L/S guys. 2
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+1Should I Try To Negotiate a Signing Bonus or Relocation PackageHey Everyone, I have signed an offer letter for my next position with a new firm. There was no signing bonus or relocation package offered in the letter. At the time it was no big deal because the pay was above average and it’s a job I was really gunning for. This is my first time...2
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+1EFinancialCareers: Equities best place to behttps://news.efinancialcareers.com/us-en/312996/bank-americas-results-confirm-best-place-banking-now/?_ga=2.124444687.400581468.1523888483-639934273.1515692717 Thoughts? * Three banks have reported their results for the first three months of 2018: Citi and J.P. Morgan last Friday, Bank of...2
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+1Real Estate Investment Banking/Private EquityInternship is at a boutique. Would this help my chances for 2019 summer Internships as a rising junior or nah? I would be doing basic PPT slides work on potential property deals , some excel/modeling but very basic, and other busywork tasks. 2
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+1BAML National Recruiting EventAnyone here got invited or know anything about these events? They hold them at most major cities and sounds pretty similar to the Goldman symposium. The event is only 2 hours long (1-3PM), so not sure what to expect out of it and whether it'll lead to a first round interview.2
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+1Accretion DilutionHi, was wondering if anyone could walk through how to get to a post <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> EPS number. Company A has revenue of $10 <abbr title="middle market">mm</abbr>, 20% NI margin, and 35% tax rate. Company B has...2
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+1Most relevant FP&A SkillThou Monkeys. What do you think is the most important FP&A Skill out there? And if so is it transferable to Financial positions?2
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+1New WSO Design ChangesDearest Primates, you may have noticed that we recently have been trying to make some design improvements on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, so wanted to list some of them that have been pushed live and some to expect in the near future to get all of your...2
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+1Career Advice - Real Estate All, I am brand new to this forum, and I would be greatly appreciative for any advice y'all might have to offer. Anyway, I am a fifth year senior, graduating in just a couple of weeks with degrees in both Finance and Economics with a GPA of 3.4. I have internship experience working as a...2
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+1PwC - My Financepartner at Belfast salary details?Hello guys, I would like to ask for your insights on the salary for a My Financepartner role in PwC at the entry level. I searched but I was not able to find any information. Thanks!2
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+1Starting a career in ERI want to switch careers into ER- in pharmaceuticals or healthcare. I have a PharmD and have been working as a pharmacist. I did an online <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> (not a top business school) with the intentions of getting into the...2
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+1Investment Banking Analysts require an MBA in emerging markets?Do Investment Banking Analysts require an MBA in emerging markets? i63.tiny pic . c o m / deuxw2.png http:// i64.tiny pic . c o m/ 8vu249.png Cant post links yet so remove the spaces from the above links.2
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+1London Business School ChancesHello, I am currently in my cardiology training in the US. I have completed undergraduate with a bachelors of science in biology with a concentration in neuroscience. I have also completed a masters in public health. I have attained my MD and have now worked for 5+ years as an internal...2
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+1Which Undergrad College is Best for me?Hello: I'm a high school senior and am trying to decide between UChicago and Columbia University (Columbia College). At UChicago I'm thinking of majoring in Business Econ (which is a new major they are offering starting in the fall), and at Columbia I am thinking of financial...2
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+1Deutsche Bank 2019 Global Markets SA Has anyone else accepted their offer for the 2019 <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> SA? . 2
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+1DoubtsHi, I am sitting pretty much alone in my situation in my surroundings (no family or people close to me currently experiencing this to my knowledge) and have found myself thinking a lot about my ability to succeed not only in investment banking but also in general. I believe that I am...2
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+1Internship Advice Junior SummerNeed help deciding between two offers for a summer internship going into my senior year. The first is with a brokerage firm (HFF, Eastdil, CBRE) in a primary market that isn't <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (LA,CHI,DC). The second is with huge developer in...2
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+1How do investment banks allocate analyst and associate headcount to different groups?Does anyone know what the process is for how groups get junior banker headcount allocated to them? For example: -- Do a certain number get allocated to groups them based on the # of MDs in the group (i.e. X analysts/associates per MD)? -- Is it based on projected revenue or deal count...2
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+1GenNx 360 - All info/opinions welcomeHi everyone. I am exploring potential <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> exit opps and I found out that I have a personal connection in GenNx 360. I do not know much about the firm and was hoping to learn...2
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+1Calgary Power TradingFor those with experience in power trading within Canada would you mind sharing: 1) What are the top firms to trade power in BC, AB, ON? 2) What are the best hubs to trade at a Canadian firm? What are the major differences in trading the major hubs (that Canadian firms trade)? 3) What do you...2
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+1Credit Suisse vs Barclays IBD SAHey everyone, which firm (CS vs Barclays) would you recommend for the Summer Analyst position in London? Would appreciate any advice/comments. Cheers2
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+1Lateraling to a different geographicHi all, Decided that I will start preparing to lateral soon (think after summer, because I have a vacation planned lol). Ideally I would like to move to a bigger (balance sheet) investment bank. At the same time, I would love to make the move to London (or the USA, if there are firms...2
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+1Best Undergraduate Program for IBI am a senior very interested in getting into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> out of college. That being said, I have gotten into the following schools and would love to hear this community's insight on the best option strictly for <abbr...2
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+1Sightway Capital, a Two Sigma company ??Anyone here know anything about Sightway Capital, a Two Sigma company ? It seems like there's only one analyst there. Please share any info about the firm. Thanks.2
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+1Why Internship Is Necessary For Getting A JobWhen to search for an Internship As per several surveys, the best time to start is just before you beginning of the junior year. Thus you will get two years to finish your competitive internships before you graduate. Many companies hire interns for the summer. The career guidance is that...2
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+1How is Wesleyan University perceived?Will be attending Wesleyan University (CT) in the fall. How is it perceived on the Street. Is there a decent presence?2
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+1Public Speaking? BS?How often are analysts speaking in front of a large amount of people? Does this vary by size of bank? If so, for what usually? My assumption is analysts do not. Public speaking skills and intra personal skills are two of my most polished. Will this lever me above other analysts?2
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+1Best Resource for an Excel / PPT Newb?Hey Guys. I'm currently an undergrad and have almost no Excel / PPT experience outside of high school projects (lol). I was wondering what the best resources to become skilled w/ macros, etc. are?2
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+1Need Help: Undergrad Fordham Gabelli School or University of Illinois Statistics Major? Help!Which one do you think would get me on a better track to landing a job in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> post undergrad? Am I screwed with both either way? UIUC offers an <abbr title="investment...2
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+1European/German UndergradsFirst of all I am sorry for asking about a topic discussed so many times before. I am currently a leaving student at a gymnasium —probably graduating with a 1.1/1.2— and trying to pick the best university for my aims. Obviously because I am asking here I aspire to break into finance,...2
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+1Full-Time IB Recruiting w/out InternshipHey everyone, I am a junior in college and plan to go through full-time <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> recruitment this Spring/Summer, however I won't be interning in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> this summer. I have a 3.6...2
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+1Top groups/firms for real estate restructuring?Recently took an interest in real estate and restructuring has been on my radar for a little over a year now. Wasn't able to find any real ranking of real estate specific restructuring practices. Banana for your thoughts?2
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+1BB offer, fucked up grades MF recruitmentHey guys, I have a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> offer in London for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> after 2nd year. But even if I get return offer, it will be revoked since I really fucked up my grades. I know that there are...2
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+1Buy Side NewbieHi everyone. I'm a couple months (associate level) in at a boutique shop working directly under a PM(<500m port). Have already covered more than 50 companies since I started and definitely feeling the heat already, is my scope too big (according to James Valentine, hell yes)? What...2
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+1Capital Markets Lending ProductsI am looking to gain a deeper understanding of the lending products available in the capital markets (commercial real estate). Hopefully someone can explain the platforms offered by your typical capital sources (bank, cmbs, debt fund, life insurance) as well as the products that they prefer...2
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+1Series 79 practice testsIs there any way to get access to series 79 practice tests without the full course? Knopman or otherwise? I already have the Knopman physical book.1
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+1Samsung Electronics America Strategy Group 2Hi Guys, I got an offer from Samsung Electronics America's Corporate Strategy Group (this is different to their Global Strategy Group GSG) in their US headquarters in NJ. I was wondering if anyone knows much about team culture, projects and exit opportunities? Can a move to Apple,...1
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+2HF recruting advice - IB Group selections M&A or FIGHey everyone, I was hoping to post on the <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> forum to hopefully eliminate the answers that will be as simple as <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> the end all be all. After accepting an offer...1
+1MS or MBA accounting??been out of undergrad 10 years, been working in management finance reporting since, deal mostly with income statement analysis, have to deal with accounting dept sometimes and find my weakness is understanding corporate accounting ledger accounts, since i did not major in accounting during...1
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+1Any learning materials recommendations for an equity research intern at AMC?Hey, guys! I'm gonna start my internship this summer in one of the biggest asset management companies as an equity research intern. But I had little experience regarding this position in the past. And they told me they couldn't say for sure which region or industry will I cover,...1
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+1Breaking in from Leasing & Asset Finance?I'm currently a senior at a target that didn't have any luck getting an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> offer (despite getting interviews) due to a lack of relevant internships. I did manage to get a job at a Japanese bank in New York doing asset...1
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+1Pay raiseHi All, I started a couple of months ago a job in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. It is the end of my 6 months probation period and I would like to catch up with the fund managers and tell them that I am not happy with my salary. How can I tell them and what %...1
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+12019 SA Houston Jefferies Recruiting TimelineSo I had a first round phone interview exactly a week ago (I go to a semi-target school for <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, non-target for HOU) and I'm just wondering if any other non-target candidates heard back about superdays.1
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+1Business School Programs for Junior Summer I was hoping someone in the finance industry could give me some advice. From what I've read on here and heard from a lot of my friends who have graduated, your Junior year summer is pretty important internship wise. I have the opportunity to possibly do a summer program at a top 10 business...1
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+1Opinion Master in Finance Nova School of Business & EconomicaHi, I am considering studying the master in Finance at Nova School of Business & Management and I would like to know some opinions & references. What are the career prospects? I would like to pursue a career in financial markets area (preferably in <abbr title="investment...1
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+1A peek through the recruiter's mindAnyone here has some insights on the recruiter's mind especially those from the recruiting firm? I would love to take a peek through the recruiter's mind. You know things like: 1) What's their incentive and how does it align with you.... as a job seeker vs company looking for...1
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+1Meaning of "preftige"The word is omnipresent on this forum - is it just a mocking version of "prestige" or does it actually allude to somthing else?1
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+1MSF in the US with a UK degreeHi, I was wondering how are UK undergrad degrees viewed at US Msc Finance programs. Also, can I target MIT or Princeton with a 2.1 from a top uni in the UK or is a first class required to be competitive? Thanks.1
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+1How to prepare for Summer research analyst position at a large Canadian investment management firm?I recently took an offer for a four month work term as a research analyst an investment firm. I am hoping to impress my higher ups and leverage this position into further work terms, and eventually a full time position once I finish my degree. I have a few weeks before I start and would...1
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+1Want to access old Sbcglobal mail account?Hey friends, Few month, i use account of Sbcglobal mail account then i leave it, now again i want to access my Sbcglobal mail account but how? I don't know more about Sbcglobal net email login please help me.1
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+12019 BB Apps - 2nd semester's GPAHi everyone, call me a noob, but what if I want to apply for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> internship for next summer (when I'll be a rising Junior), but my GPA is sort of meh - however - because my school is semester-based, my GPA this semester should...1
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+1Top 50 UK companies on the Buy Side by Fund SizeI there any source or database that i can search for sell side/buy side firms by country and fund size?1
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+1Invus Group Private EquityAny thoughts on these guys? Reputation/brand, returns, culture/hours, b-school, etc.? Can't find much on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">wso</abbr>. Thanks!1
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+1[UK] Moving from FTSE100 Corp Reporting Function to Commercial ManagerPost big4 ACA qualification I've done about two years of Financial Reporting and now I'm trying to move into internal Commercial Finance at a FTSE to broaden my CV (and get away from auditors) Ive got an interview coming up for a 'commercial finance insight role' the...1
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+1Concerns about the ex-strategy consultantMonkeys, I'm a consultant at a strategy shop that sits under a large T2 services firm (Think Parthenon/EY, Kurt Salmon/Accenture Strategy, PWC S&). I plan to go back for my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> in 1-2 years, and am eyeing a...1
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+1How to find companies to invest in?Please excuse the potentially ignorant question however I can't seem to uncover any clear answers online about this. I just opened a fake money account on MarketWatch and am about to start trading. Besides your blue chip names and major <abbr title="exchange traded...1
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+1Investment Banking Diet HabitsI was reading the [Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's And Don'ts List mentioning to "not eat lunch during lunch." I can personally attest to getting a Lamb burger downtown at lunch around 11:45pm. I returned in the office and felt like shit, the burger was...1
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+1Looking to Break into IBHello All. Military veteran with <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>, 3.6 GPA, and 2 years as FA with Prudential. I'm looking to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, whats the best route to go? Should I be...1
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+1My Key Takeaways From Chapter 9 and Commentary 9 of the Intelligent Investor. Part 10/16. To Be Continued.####**Chapter 9 Investing in Investment Funds** Those that are redeemable on demand by the holder, at net asset value, are commonly known as “mutual funds” or (open-end funds”). Those with nonredeemable shares are called “closed-end” companies or funds; the number of their shares...1
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+1Any Insight of Consulting in Canada?Hey guys, I'm a Canadian in HS and I'm hoping to go into Management Consulting after undergrad. I don't know if this is the usual but I'm planning to stay on rather than leave for exit opps (I don't know if this is the usual in Canada). Anyways, I was looking for some...1
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+1Internships Still Available for Summer 2018Long time lurker here. I was wondering if there was a thread or a location where the other members of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> have compiled a list of firms still taking applications for this upcoming Summer. Currently a Sophomore at a nontarget with a 3.8...1
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+1Anyone know a good site to get a CPA/CFA test bank for free?I want test banks for <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> level 1,2,3 and a test bank for <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> exam. Anyone know where I can get some good ones for free?1
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+1At this point, should I be directy asking about internships? I have a 3.8 at a non-target, rising senior. I have been focused on networking the last several months, mostly doing info calls. I will continue to network, however these have not led to any leads as far as internships go. Should I start directly asking if the firm has internships? I have a...1
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+1POLL: Do Most Pitch Decks Suck?After 7 years in IB, I'd say I've seen some client-created pitch decks that were halfway decent. Some. Like 3. The rest, I would say are much more akin to a hot piece of garbage soaked in subway water. Share your own experience & opinions in this poll:...1
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+1What stands out to you in a prospective applicant that makes you want to help them out?After recently getting my first <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> banking job, I'm finding myself on the other side of networking for the first time. It's a bit strange to get these emails because a month ago I was in these guys' shoes, hoping some overworked...1
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+1People who have gone through interviews for SA and have offers - have banks gone easier on you than previous years?Question in the title. Thinking they might, since we haven't done our summer internships yet, but not sure I suppose.1
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+1Post MBA Options for a HF Career? Equity Research vs IBD AssociateHi All - I'll be starting at a respectable <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program this year and will be in the fortunate position of having to decide between <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> or...1
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+1How to break into IB as a master's in Operations Research: ML track or MBA courses trackHi there, Would love to hear your opinion/experience on how to break into <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>, especially on what background knowledge/courses should one acquire. A bit about my background: I just graduated from a semi-target (top 10 but...1
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+1Will interviewer know that you are pretentious when you try to sound smart? But you are not...A lot of people are naturally smart. A lot of people are not that smart but they try to sound smart. Will the job recruiter instantly know that you are just a pretentious person trying to sound smart?1
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+1Best interview excuses for my manager - need helpNeed help. I am starting job search, this will take at least 3 rounds of interviewing per Position. What excuses can I use so my Director doesn’t notice. I need to at least cover it up for 2 interviews.1
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+1Media/TV/Tech ResearchI'll admit I don't know much about finance, but money makes the world go round. I wonder if my experience/skillset will be useful to any wall street firms, but I have no idea where to start. I pretty much run the IT dept, at this charity that I work at, so I am a conduit to both end...1
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+14/16/18 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! <strong><strong><u>UpcomingUpcoming Meet Ups, Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds:</u></strong> <a href=“https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-biotechpharma-consulting-case-study-9pm-et-41618">Webinar:...1
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+1SyntheticsI know that a synthetic is used to stimulate the return of an initial investment, but how is the return created? Is it just by using a combination of financial instruments? I do not quite understand how synthetics work. Please help. Thanks.1
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+1Coatue Management 2nd roundHi, I'm a college sophomore currently interviewing at coatue for a data science position. I had a call with hr and got moved onto the second round which is a hackerrank test. The interviewer did tell me the type of questions to expect, but I was wondering if anybody here had taken such a...1
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+1Best Brokers to Trade Through with Less Than £10kHi, I've been trading with demo accounts and want to make the leap to experiencing trading with real money. Can anyone please recommend brokerages that are the best value for commission fees?1
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+1Junior Salesperson in Repo Exit OpsSo, I'm a junior salesperson in repo at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. I've been doing the job for about 6 months and am really enjoying it, but my firm hasn't been doing so well - in fact, even my VPs have a gloom and doom attitude about the...1
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+1A knight steps down<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Despite a strong start to earnings season, investors sent stocks falling. </li> <li>Futures: Index futures fluctuated over the weekend after the U.S.' missile strike in Syria Friday and Syria's...1
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+1Would you rather start at a large REIT or a private developer? What are the pros and cons?I am in a uniques position where I have the opportunity to start full time with a private developer and investor that I have worked for while I wrapped up my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. The company is relatively small, think 6 million SF UM...1
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+1Investment Banking as a long term career?Hey guys. I'm heading into my undergrad soon and I'm hoping to land a job in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at one of the Big 5 banks in Calgary as energy is what interests me the most. Anyways, as is the norm up here in the North, I'm not...1
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+1Unsure of what to choose for a second concentration or minor (undergrad). 1
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+1Hired by top firm. Want to intern with a rival before start date - good idea?Hey guys, I'm finishing my undergrad this month and accepted a full-time offer with a top tier consulting firm (let's call it Firm X) starting in September. Since I have 4 months to kill, I applied for part-time jobs/summer internships to make a bit of money. Today I got invited by...1
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+1HFF - Analyst Interview (Investment Sales Team) - Experiences? Can anyone share their experience interviewing at HFF for an Analyst position (preferably investment sales?) I have an interview coming up and I was told I was not going to be asked how many Titleist balls fit into a 747... but then again, you never know. Trying to gauge the level of technical...1
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+1Favorite lounge in NYC?What's your favorite upscale lounge in the city to get drinks, apps and maybe a meal. Can be anywhere in the city. 1
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+1Summer 2019 IB Application QuestionI go to a state target school and the application deadline through our career site for most internships for 2019 is approaching rapidly. I don't know exactly what I'm going to be doing in the summer of 2018 yet (I have one FP&A offer at a small corporate office, but i'm still...1
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+1Fall Recruiting?So the accelerated recruiting for summer 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> positions is coming to an end. Anyone know what banks plan on recruiting in the Fall? Specifically Houston but <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> too.1
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+1Long Term Career in IB or Consulting? (Canada)Hey guys, student in Canada looking for some insight about the finance industry up here. I'm looking for a more long-term career in finance rather than jumping firms. I've heard a lot about <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in Canada being good for...1
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+1FP&A at REITAnyone have any insight on FP&A at a REIT? Exit ops/pay/exposure/interesting work? The specific roles I’ve seen are general analysis support for <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr>/acq/budgeting/development1
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+1Moving back to consulting if venture capital doesn't float my boatHi guys, I'm at a bit of a career crossroads. I'm wondering if it would be possible to move back to consulting if venture capital isn't for me. I like consulting but I feel like I can't miss out on trying <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>. What do...1
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+1Accounting -->IBD/MBB (undergrad)Hey everyone! Im an accounting major at a Canadian target (Ivey/McGill/Queens). Unfortunately, I realized a bit too late that I do not want to pursue a career in accounting. I have a 3.8 GPA and a good CV. I think I have a decent chance at obtaining an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...1
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+1Exit or career path: valuation team in big 4 real estate firms vs in-house M&A team of China insurance firmGreetings, I received a valuation internship offer from big 4 real estate firms, while I am really likely to receive an internship offer from a strategic planning department (in-house <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> team) of one of the largest China...1
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+1Anyone filled out an Applicant Profile on WSO, and actually got connected to recruiters/companies?Just wondering if anyone has (positive/negative) experience with using the Applicant Profile here on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>.1
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+1Pricing Intern after Freshman YearHello everyone! This is my first post on this forum so please excuse me if I sound naive. So I am a freshman at a non-target school in Texas. This summer (2018) I have two offers at hand. I have an offer of a Pricing Intern (paid internship) at a Fortune 1000 company in Texas and an...1
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+1Include Incoming SA on resumeFellow Prospective Monkeys, Sophomore here from non-target, secured <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> role at large bank (think Citi/J.P./Baml within FADP program. I got kind of screwed this upcoming recruiting season (fall 2018) as banks are already...1
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+1Management Consulting recruitment at Master of Engineering ProgramsWas curious what schools do Management Consulting firms look at when recruiting kids from Master of Engineering programs ( EE, CE, ME) and how competitive are these positions? Do they start out as analysts or Associates? What is their salary compared to those that are hired from undergrad?1
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+1Prop trading in SydneyHi guys, Recently got an offer from a relatively small prop trading firm and I am not sure how to negotiate salary, both bonus and the base. What is the general level of salary for a graduate in Sydney? How are bonuses usually paid? (in terms of x% of pay). I know bonuses are tied to...1
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+1finance major information systems minorI'm extremely interested in investment banking. I am majoring in finance and minoring in information systems; is investment banking an ideal job for my major and minor? Does anyone have any other good job recommendations? 1
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+1Columbia MSBA? Hi all, I know this isn't an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program, but really looking for all the advice I can get. Anyone know anything about the new Columbia MS in Business Analytics program (msba.engineering.columbia.edu), joint...1
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+1How to prepare for Summer research analyst position at an investment management firm?I recently took an offer for a four month work term as a research analyst an investment firm. I am hoping to impress my higher ups and leverage this position into further work terms, and eventually a full time position once I finish my degree. I have a few weeks before I start and would like...1
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+1Colgate vs Lehigh vs University of Miami (Undergrad)Hey everyone, so I currently have these 3 options for my undergrad. My goal is to go into consulting after graduation. I plan on majoring in computer science and double majoring or minoring in finance/economics (no finance at colgate). Also wanted to add that I am a Benton scholar at Colgate....1
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+1Do you know PHILIPPE BALLESIO scams?Philippe Ballesio, one of the biggest scammers in the United Kingdom and France, currently lives comfortably in England where he spends his days on the net with different users to flatter himself and promote a series of fake websites which do not even have permission to market, it does so with...1
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+1applied math + econ vs econ vs econ + classicsMatriculating to Brown next year and because of the curriculum, I have some flexibility in my choice of major. Which major choice is best for breaking into IB? I am only including classics in the choice because I do love studying classics, but I feel applied math is far more useful in the...1
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+1BlackRock Sales Experience???Looking to see if anyone works for or has worked for BlackRock as either an internal or external? Just looking to see if the experience has been positive. Thanks!1
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+1Coatue management interviewHi has anybody interviewed at coatue? I’m a college soph (rising junior) interviewing at coatue for a data science role. I have an introductory call with a person next week and was wondering if anybody knows what I could be asked1
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+1BlackRock Sales Experience Looking to see if anyone works for or has worked for BlackRock as either an internal or external? Just looking to see if the experience has been positive. Thanks!1
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+1BAML Public Finance EventHi guys just thought I'd create this for everyone that'll be attending this event. Any insight on whether there will be interviews at the end of the event?1
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+1AXA **NOT FA** Role?Did some searching and couldn't find anything on what I was looking for specifically. I'm familiar with the fact that FA roles at AXA Advisors is pretty much sales, but I'm curious as to if anyone has some information on non FA roles, such as an analyst position within their ...1
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+12019 Corporate & Investment Bank Investment Banking Launching Leaders Undergraduate Experience and InterviewsHas anyone taken their video interview or know what to expect? Whether they may include technicals or majority behavioral to then go on to super day?1
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+1Valuable ? Udemy - Excel from Beginner to AdvancedHi everyone! As I am prepping for my summer internship at Roland Berger this summer, I am looking at different excel prep programs. On that, I have found is Udemy's "Microsoft Excel - Excel from Beginner to Advanced" for around 15$ (90% discount). After looking around on...1
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+1Need Advice on breaking in to the sectorHi, I am a recent Australian undergraduate (corporate finance) looking for advice on my best pathway to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or consulting. I have had little to no success with graduate intakes and I attribute this wholly to my poor...1
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+1William Blair NYCI've got a final round with William Blair's <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> office specifically for a Sales role and wanted to know more about the firms reputation and culture. Everyone I've spoken with are only familiar with the SF and Chicago...1
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+1Anyone here knows anything about Flex and Samsung Electronics ?Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone on here knows anything about the corporate strategy teams at Flex (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flex_(company) and Samsung Electronics. Flex's corporate strategy team is in San Francisco and Samsung's strategy team is in Mountain View. Do...1
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+1New York City VCs.Hello all, I was wondering if anyone in this forum knows of some <abbr title="venture capital funds">VCs</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> that are focusing in the health care or health tech space? A friend of mine is starting a...1
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+1Anyone hear of OFS (Orchard First Source) Capital in Chicago?Any insight would be helpful. Based the website, it seems to be a small BDC with a CLO and direct lending arm. http://www.ofscapital.com/1
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+1Thoughts on the Duisenberg Honors Program in Quantitative Risk ManagementHey guys! I wonder what you all think of the Duisenberg Honors Programme of the VU/UvA (and more specifically the honors programme in Quantitative Risk Management). It is quite well regarded in the Netherlands and it seems to have good placements. But I wonder how it is regarded abroad....1
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+1Does a Vice President sources / brings new deals ?Hi guys, Question for the community. Would you say that <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">m&a</abbr> vice presidents regularly bring on new deals ? My opinon is NO, as they are stuck running the pitching flow with analysts / associates + that work is handled...1
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+1Mezz Loan Term Sheet Was wondering if anyone had a .doc template for a mezzanine loan term sheet. This is the first transaction we've ever done Mezz oriented and want to make sure we're touching the right points. 1
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+1Is there a difference if a job requires you to "major" in a specific field but you "specialized" in it instead?For example, if a job requires you to "Major" in Finance or Accounting. But your "Major" is actually "Business" and you "specialized" in finance or accounting. Does this make a difference in the eyes of recruiters if you "specialized" in the...1
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+1Break a leg, Harry Potter<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Earnings drove markets higher, while the VIX fell 8%. All 11 S&P sectors finished up. </li> <li>Hot stocks: Netflix surged 10% after crushing earnings Monday. Twitter rose 12% after winning support from a...1
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+1Baruch or Fordham : Masters of Finance vs Masters of Global FianceHello, Can anyone help me out with choosing any of the both considering job oppurtunities (internship) abd post graduation jobs as well. I am confused between both as for Fordham Global finance program is STEM certified where Baruch <abbr title="Masters in...1
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+1Living Like The Other HalfTo those working in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, when did you begin upgrading your lifestyle? What are some big purchases you've made thus far? What position did you hold and how many years of experience did you have?1
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+1Sohn Investment Conference NY - Extra TicketHave an extra (transferrable) ticket to the Sohn <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> conference next Monday that I'm looking to sell. Figured that there might be some interest here. Willing to listen to offers, PM me if interested.1
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+1credit electronic trading is developing but not so fast There are some concerns on credit trader being replaced by computer. My conclusion is : not so soon Unlike on the run treasury and TBA, credit is hard to get automated. But I do see some trends to help automation: 1) more electronic platforms: used to just marketaxes but now TradeWeb,...1
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+1Mergers and Acquisitions QuestionHello, I am working on an <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> project but don't know how exactly to create a pro forma financial statements of a the company that is going to be established and based on this pro forma statement conduct a <abbr...1
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+1Polish, Poise, Preparing for InterviewsYou've worked on your cover letter, getting it down to the exact character length, every bullet point on your resume is perfect, you finally land the interview of your DREAM JOB! But, to get the gig, you got to act like you are already in this role and you do this all day every...1
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+1Estimate Levered IRR from Unlevered IRR?I'm trying to work on ways to mentally estimate <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> IRRs quickly without building out the full model Here, unlevered <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr> can be estimated by: <abbr...1
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+1Enter finance from engineerAll, I have completed my degree and got an offer letter from the company for the profile- associate in Salesforce CRM tool or technical staff at Amazon AWS crm product, so I accept Amazon, but want advice on next career move. I want to get <abbr title="Masters in Business...1
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+1Looking for ideas: best temporary/contract-based jobs?Hi Everyone, I'm a commercial real estate guy working on the development and brokerage side of the industry. My long-term goals are to develop projects with my own equity. I am looking for ideas on jobs or careers that I can pursue in the future, on my own schedule - things that I can...1
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+1RM to analystIs it possible to be a risk management major but become an analyst for an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> after I graduate from school?1
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+1Undergrad looking to get into credit or market riskHi all, Long time lurker, decided to finally make my first post to ask for a bit of advice. I'm currently a junior at a non-target university in Boston studying econ and stats. I really enjoy statistics and want to go to a masters program in stats, but am not a strong candidate now...1
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+1West Coast Boutique Investment BanksHey all, I'm looking to find a comprehensive list of boutique <abbr title="investment banks">IBs</abbr> on the west coast, Preferably in SoCal. I'm not talking Jefferies, but more like your 20 person shop doing middle market <abbr title="mergers and...1
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+1Analyst at a BB going back to study a MSc at a TargetHi. I am currently a 2nd year Analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> on a Technology graduate scheme. I have decided that I am going back to do an MSc in a finance related subject at a target university in the UK. The reason for going back to studying...1
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+1Better Growth over next 5 years: FICC or Equities?If you were starting your career today, and didn't have a major predetermined preference towards FICC or Equities, which would you choose to go into based on revenue growth for each desk? Over the past year, equities revenues have grown at a much faster rate than FICC revenues across...1
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+1FidelityWill a Fidelity internship look good on my resume? Could it increase my chances of getting a summer analyst internship at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>.1
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+1Capital Markets Associates Program Does anyone have any information in regard to the Capital Markets Associate Program at CB? I would appreciate any insight that can be provided relative to experience, advancement, exits ops, etc.1
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+1BB vs MM research role in Post-MIFID EnvironmentHi Everyone, Wanted to get insight on which one was a better move for an <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> associate, especially in a post-MIFID world? 1) working under a II-ranked analyst at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> whose...1
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+1Sohn Investment Conference NY - Extra Ticket AvailableHave an extra (transferrable) ticket to the Sohn <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> conference next Monday that I'm looking to sell. Figured that there might be some interest here. Willing to listen to offers, PM me if interested.1
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+1Distressed News - Is Reorg Research worth the price ? Hi Monkeys, I am an analyst at a French turnaround management consultancy company that is currently considering to start a distressed investment practice. My firm is looking at various information solutions on Distressed Debt, and trying hard to understand what's the best solution....1
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+1The importance of full CPI-adjustment of lease?Hi, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on the importance of CPI-adjustment of rent, and how much a cap on adjustment will impact the value of the property. Imagine two identical office properties (1 and 2). WAULT of 25 years and NOI of 100m. Rent is adjusted with CPI for...1
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+1NYU MSRE - AdmissionsWhat is the admissions criteria for NYU MSRE? I have seen what they said on their website but was wondering if any of you had any insight. I am a senior at Syracuse with a 3.0 and varied internships within the industry. All and any help is appreciated!1
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+1Anyone else play Go?Recently started playing, and pardon the acute frustration, I think I'm beginning to enjoy it. Has anyone else on here made a hobby of it?1
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+1JPM GPA Requirement Just received an email couple days ago saying to send in official transcripts to <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> showing you have a 3.2, however, I currently do not have a 3.2. What should I do? What have others done? What was the outcome? Job offered, accepted, never...1
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+1Equity Research vs Equity Capital Markets Hours I would just like to know the hours equity capital markets compare to equity research. I know you won't normally work weekends in equity research. Do you work weekends often in Equity capital markets? Working 12 hours days would not bother me as long as I'm getting 8-9 hours of sleep....1
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+1How Likely: MBA career switch from S&T to IBD First-year analyst at a cash equity sales desk in <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. Going to probably hustle to move to another desk, but if not, thinking about getting an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> with 2 years of...1
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+1Any help welcomed! Struggling with internal move to Trading SideHey monkeys, Was hoping some people on the <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> side could give me a hand or any advice here because I'm at wits' end trying to figure this out after several years in the industry. I have posted before on various other...1
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+1Hermes Merill Lynch and BOFA Ties I got two Hermes ties for sale. One Merrill Lynch edition and another Bank of America tie check it out here and message me if you are interested. Both are 20 years old and are in amazing condition chances are your boss does not have one!!!! https://bnc.lt/focc/QQ74kKCMdM1
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+1When does recruiting start?I just got an email for a 2019 analyst position, application due in 3 days, does it normally start this soon?1
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+1Intern to Full Time in a different VerticalThis summer I will be interning at PwC in their Risk Assurance department. However, I am much more interested in working in their management consulting or tech consulting roles. What are the chances I'm able to finesse a full time offer from a different vertical than the one I have an...1
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+1RM to Analyst at bankIs it possible to be a risk management major but become an analyst for an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> after I graduate from school? 1
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+1Green as direct link - do you still do it?In a financial model, it's commonly known that colouring your direct links green is the best practice. However, the benefits of doing that seem to lose out to the cost of doing that. There are just way too many direct links in a complex model and technically there isn't a lot of...1
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+1Do you use levered or unlevered in your DCF models?I want to be clear from the start, this is not a question regarding the differences between unlevered / levered <abbr title="free cash flow">FCF</abbr>, I am aware of the differences and there are plenty of threads on this site for people who want in-depth explanations of...1
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+1Success with bounty programs?Hi everyone! There are so many bounty programs out there and I am wondering what your opinions are: From your experience, are they worth your time and worth getting into? Or is it better to just participate in the ICO straight? Thanks for your help!1
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+1Deloitte Advisory Life SciencesI am interviewing for a Consultant role as an exp. hire with 3yrs in industry. I know Advisory is not MC, but does Deloitte Advisory feed off the same great reputation, especially for Health and Life Sciences? The role will fall under risk and financial advisory supporting client solutions...1
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+1Anybody here use Fuel CRE or Assess RE as Argus Alternatives? Fuel CRE- http://www.fuelcre.com/ Assess RE-https://www.assessre.com/ Any feedback, thoughts? Appreciate it. 1
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+1Dont know contact information for employer background checkI interned at a fortune 100 company many years ago, and my supervisor no longer works at the firm. I don't know what to put for contact information. I don't know HR's phone number, and forgot the name of the HR lady. It's a massive company, so there isn't like an office...1
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+1Boutique Consulting Case Interview HelpSo I have a case interview with boutique financial consulting firm next week. After digging through the small amount of interview reviews on Glassdoor a couple people have mentioned you have to use excel to make a decision on a business case and then present it with powerpoint. I was...1
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+1E-BooksWondering what sites you frequent to download ebooks for either personal reading or academic purposes. Welcoming all suggestions!1
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+1Learning about asset allocationHey yall, Im interested in learning of asset allocation and its role in funds. What are some books/ online resources yall recommend? Thanks, Betseat1
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+1Working at Alvarez & Marsal - turnaround and restructuringExactly was is a normal day in Turnaround & Restructuring. Heard there is a lot of traveling. What is comp like for an Emory/UM <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> grad. What is the nature of the work being done in that division?1
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+1FP&A, M&A, and AM -> What's next?Hi everyone, I'm currently a rising junior at a semi-target. I've had a good amount of work experience in the last year. Last summer, I interned in the FP&A unit at a large non-profit; and right now, I'm interning at a large healthcare firm doing in-house <abbr...1
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+1Public Finance SA (MS and Others)Anyone know when MS's Public Finance applications open up for next summer? It seems like there's no lock on the application icon like there is for other divisions that still are closed, but at the same time the application isn't popping up. Also, what are your general...1
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+1What's the most underrated (non-North American) city to live in?Looking for ideas on where to spend the 2018 Northern Hemisphere summer. Ideally 3-4 cities (1 month in each), preferably on the same continent. Just no Asia, no NorthAmerica, no countries that bar US Passport holders). Originally had Uganda/Tanzania gorilla trekking planned, but new chick I...1
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+1Graduate student needs information on Internet of ThingsHello, Penelope here, I am wondering if some kind gentleman or lady can send me some good quality market reports on Internet of Things? I am a graduate student at a smaller university here in Chicago, exchange student and may get an internship with a <abbr title="investment...1
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+1Career Advice - Student Hi everybody, So I've been a lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for some time and you guys have helped a lot with understanding the route to a finance/capital markets career. I thought maybe this would be a good place to ask for advice in...1
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+1Messed up resume end date - is background check going to be ok?Hey there, I just got a full time offer from a Canadian bank and now they're doing a background check which includes my past summer internship dates. I realized I put the dates as May - September, where as it actually was May - July because I forgot that I had to leave the work early for...1
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+12018 Palo Alto / Menlo Park Analyst Housing ThreadAnyone here going to be a first year analyst in Palo Alto / Menlo park starting in August and looking for a roomate in the silicon valley? 1
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+1Seeking advice regarding current internship. Plan on leaving for another one.Here is kind of an explanation of what has been going on this last few months. I live in the greater Minnesota area. I had a previous internship at a company last spring that was absolutely terrible. I stuck it out until they didn’t need me, but I knew I needed something else on my resume....1
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+1Sightway Capital, a Two Sigma company ? Anyone here know anything about Sightway Capital, a Two Sigma company ? It seems like there's only one analyst there. Please share any info about the firm. Thanks. 1
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+1BB Cap Markets to Leveraged Lending Firm. Good career move?I'm about 2 years into a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Capital Markets stint and recently got an offer from a leveraged lending firm (think CIT, AB Private Credit, Antares, Ares, Golub, NXT). While I like the hours, comp and <abbr title="bulge...1
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+1Career Passion: The transition from the Job Shine to bringing in the money everydayI think that when people get their first job, it's either $$$/reputation or they are genuinely interested in banking/markets, etc./ I'm going to focus on the latter (real interest) here and I'm more familiar with traders who leave after 9 years. However. as people grow older,...1
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+1Coming up with non-generic behavioural questionsHey all, Handling recruiting for a campus position. I'm in charge of handling behavioral questions for 30 minutes and would really like to avoid the generic walk me thru your resume + why this role. Would rather have some hard hitting, not easy to give a scripted answer for questions....1
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+1Sophomore at Target, thinking about 2019 PE SAhey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">wso</abbr>. i've been getting more and more interested in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> as a path for after college, and have been reading from other threads that <abbr title="full...1
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+1Is a career in Multi Asset a good choice ?Hi, I work in a top wealth manager and have 2 years of multi asset (long only) investment experience. I like the top down approach, the issue is that in my company it is long only, focus on <abbr title="exchange traded fund">ETF</abbr> and mutual funds without...1
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+1Indian Cryptocurrency “Swachhcoin” Launched to boost Swachh Bharat Campaign“Swachhcoin” is a decentralized waste management project which aims to create a global ecosystem to solve the problem of waste management.1
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+1Multi Asset CareerHi, I work in a top wealth manager and have 2 years of multi asset (long only) investment experience. I like the top down approach, the issue is that in my company it is long only, focus on <abbr title="exchange traded fund">ETF</abbr> and mutual funds without...1
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+1What are the potential Exit Opps for Big Tech?Nearly two years out of my semi-target undergrad. Started at a growth stage tech start up working for the first year and then transitioned to a big tech firm (think Google/Facebook) within a fairly competitive rotational program (think Associate Product Manager (APM) or Associate Product...1
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+1BB Derivatives Reg Ops vs FLDP at Big PharmaHey, everyone! I've been a longtime lurker on these forums and decided to make my first post today. I currently have an offer from a Big Pharma firm for a 3 year <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development Program">FLDP</abbr> and my first rotation is going to be...1
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+1Best Way to Analyze Real Estate Portfolio?So I'm an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst with a secondary role of analyzing alternative real estate investments. We're based in Asia but we have property investments in the Mid-altantic in the US as well as New York ranging from apartment...1
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+1PWN internship not BBReally close to summer and no matter what I have tried the <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> PWMs in my area are not interested in a freshman. I was able to get unpaid offers at smaller PWMs and was wondering, Should I work at the non <abbr title="bulge...1
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+1Bezos holds his breath<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Stocks look like they're gaining a bit of momentum after another strong day for earnings. </li> <li>Earnings today: Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, UnitedHealth, Omnicom, Progressive...1
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+1CRE Associations, How Beneficial Are They?What commercial real estate associations are you a part of? How expensive is it, is it worth it, and are there any that are not beneficial?1
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+1Testo Ultra: Perform like brute, Buy yours online at this point! It is protected to state that you are searching for a cutting edge male-enhancing thing that can fuse a seasoning to your sexual conjunction? Would you wish to have more persistence and moreover continuation all through the sex? Or then again might you want to get most of your each sex-related...1
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+1How to not upset this headhunter?I recently met with a headhunter about some Associate opportunities they're trying to fill. I basically got feedback from them that I probably wouldn't be a good fit given the criteria the client provided to them. However, I know someone that knows some people that are pretty senior...1
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+1Nuveen (TIAA) Private Capital Hey guys, I'm looking for some information about Nuveen and specifically their Private Capital group. Since there isn't too much information about what exactly they do, does anyone know/has anyone worked for them? What exactly is their focus? How prestigious of a firm is it,...1
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+1Moving to SecuritizationHello, I'm looking at a job offer for a securitizations (structuring) role. I'm coming from a corporate banking job right now. How do those compare in terms of quantitative skills necessary, and what would an average day look like in securitizations?1
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+1Uber san franciso business strategy and operations?Hi, does anyone know if Uber sponsors visa for Canadians for their strategy and corporate development divisions ? Anyone has any info on them . Thanks so much!1
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+1Invited Open HouseSo, I got invited to attend an open house for a company, but I'm not sure what that entails beyond learning about the company... I'm assuming its business attire, but do I need to bring my resume? (I submitted my resume online already... so it's not like I haven't been...1
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+1Personal MBA Coach’s Free MBA Decision Making GuideConsidering an MBA? There is no shortage of decisions to be made! When is the right time? Which is best for me: full-time, part-time, one-year or EMBA? What schools should I apply to? These are just a few of the questions you may be asking yourself. Personal MBA Coach is here to help....1
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+1You shall not pass<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: Consumer goods, tech, and real estate dragged stocks lower. The S&P fell the most in almost two weeks. </li> <li>Earnings today: GE, SunTrust. </li> </ul> <div...1
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+1Big 4 internship to consulting FT?I am currently recruiting with a Big 4 for an internship in advisory for my junior year. it is a year in advance and will likely be an exploding offer (I will have to accept or decline before on-campus recruiting) and once I accept I will be disqualified from on-campus recruiting for the year. I...1
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+1Why the Professionals’ Trade with Best BrokersThere are many things that you need to consider to master the art of trading. You might have precise knowledge about the trading industry, but if you trade this market with a low-class breakage firm you are not going to make any real progress. Some novice traders say the fees charged by the...1
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+1BURNED OUTI have been working for a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> doing tech/consumer buyouts for close to 6 years now and I am close to getting burned out. Looking to maybe jump back to the sell-side as I the...1
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+1My Key Takeaways From Chapter 10 and Commentary 10 of the Intelligent Investor. Part 11/16. To Be Continued.####**Chapter 10 The Investor and His Advisors** Businessmen seek professional advice on various elements of their business, but they do not expect to be told how to make a profit. Advice on investments may be obtained from a variety of sources. These include: (1) a relative or friend,...1
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+1Getting involved in buy-to-let / investing in propertySo I'm quite interested in investing in property and am also keen on having some form of passive income which I can build up over time. For those of you working full-time in finance (IB / <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> etc.), has anyone managed to start /...1
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+1Big 4 Valuation Associate vs Investment Consulting Analyst - Which is better regarded, exit options? Hello, Currently, looking at these two opportunities for my first job after undergraduate, I think they're both wonderful opportunities and was hoping you could help me decide. I see finance as a long-term career and want to choose the job that will prepare me the best. The...1
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+1CDO/CLO Industry in 2018?Wondering if anyone can comment on the current <abbr title="collateralized debt obligation">CDO</abbr>/CLO industry. Current market trends, amount of new issuance, regulation post crisis. Is this still a dead market? Do you see it ever making a comeback?1
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+1Deferred MBAHello, Does anyone know much about the deferred <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in America? I am a second-year history major at Queen's University, Ontario with a 4.0/4.3 GPA. I worked as a fundraising strategist for a charity,...1
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+1Need Help: Names of Hedge Funds that are lending/trading receivables??I’m looking for hedge funds or platform traders that might fit the following profile. Likely credit based. - Trades leveraged receivables/lends to brokers/banks - short term traders. I.e. Benefit from a high velocity of money. - Not a mega firm, AUM <$15B Any firms come to mind?...1
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+5Why no forum for Marketing within WSO?It seems <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> covers so many career fields within business that I haven't seen marketing pop up when I know that there are top programs with marketing directors/managers killing it. Marketing Analytics seems to be hot right now and...18
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+3If murder was legal, how many people would you kill?A few notes/rules: - you don't need to be a linguist to realize this is a conditional clause (beginning with "if"). we all know it (the hypothetical statement proceeding "if") will never become reality, so you're automatically absolved of all moral burden /...18
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+1Role of product group MDsFor career bankers, is it better to be in a coverage group than a product group? I feel like those MDs would have closer relationships to companies due to covering a specific industry. When a healthcare company wants to do an <abbr title="mergers and...4
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+4AXE Capital -- Exit OpsWith all the recent news regarding AXE Capital, I was wondering if it's still a good place to work? Obviously it's been a top shop historically, but recently all the bad headlines have made me wonder if joining the firm would be a bad idea. Also, would the exit ops still be good even...2
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+1Wells Fargo FineSo Wells Fargo has just been fined $1 billion. What effect does this have on their investment banking division?2
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+1USC vs Tufts vs Emory. I have gotten into all three schools to study economics. Which one should I choose? I like all three schools, but my main concern for USC is the fact that it is an engineering school, for Emory is the fact that it is in the deep south and I am Indian-American and for Tufts, my main concern is...2
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+1Introduction to Key Players that Lead to an EngagementHi, our firm was recently approached by a leading foreign company looking for JV partners to establish and expand their business in my country ("Home Country"). The CEO's (a very prominent man) head of business development (together the "Foreign Party") asked us to...2
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+1Definition of underlying.Hi, I am studying for my CISI exams coming up In May. I am seeing the word 'underlying' a lot. Please define as this is being talked about massively. Thanks.2
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+1Sohn Conference Networking Hi, I will be attending the Sohn Conference this monday, and I was wondering what the networking scene looks like over there. Just to be clear, I am a high school student who is going on a student scholarship and I was wondering what would be the most effective way to network. I have often found...2
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+1How good does a top Hedge Fund internship look?wondering what the perception is for having an internship at a celebrated <abbr title="hedge fund">hf</abbr> (think Greenlight, Elliott, Baupost) in portfolio valuation? might it make breaking in out of undergrad more feasible? also, how about for looking to do <abbr...1
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+1Calgary or Toronto for IBHey everyone I had some quick questions about <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in Canada and which city I should be focusing on. Toronto being the financial capital of Canada would most likely have the biggest job market but I'm leaning more toward Calgary...1
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+1Senior Banker Comp in Canada?What can a VP/Director/MD expect to make in Canada? Generally do senior bankers make more in Calgary or Toronto?1
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+1Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...50
+2Has anyone vacationed/lived in Iran?I'm considering spending a few weeks in Iran, has anyone else been? Lots of culture there I hear. From the (very) preliminary guides/posts that exist online, I've only gathered that it's a) feels safer than most US/European cities and b) is literally cash only (no cards...18
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+3Gold DiggersI will never understand women who go after men with money just so they can live a lavish life and do nothing. Personally, I dont feel comfortable relying on a man for money. I like having my own. Men, do you mind taking care of a woman financially?12
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+2Is it normal that I only study like 3-5 hours per WEEK for my Bachelor's degree? (I AM NOT TROLLING!)Hi, I only study 3-5 hours per week for my undergraduate Bachelor's degree. My major is General Management. So, it's a Bachelor in Business Administration. And my GPA has been 3.8/4.0 so far. What I am now wondering is: Is this normal? Are all the other people making up their huge...8
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+1Freshman Search Fund InternshipHi I'm currently a freshman at a target school and recently got offered a private equity internship at a search fund. Wondering how helpful it would be if my goal is a sophomore year internship in i banking or private equity? Thanks4
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+1Merger Arbitrage ValuationI understand the investment strategy behind merger arbitrage, but what kind of valuation is factored into a merger arbitrage trade? Is it only researching the proposed risks involved, probabilities (how would you estimate these), and other factors that may affect the deal? Or does valuation of...3
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+1Turkish Investment bankersI am a Turkish-American college student at a school in VA, who will be interning at a bank in Istanbul this summer. While I plan on spending my career in the United States, I would like to meet Turkish professionals or ones who have worked in Turkey to discuss transitioning and preparing for...1
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0Life on the edge in financeDoes anyone else realize how fragile your role is in finance? Every year, you become obsolete as who you are and what you were in that past year is now old news. The role gets younger as a new generation prepares to enter the spot you are leaving, as a '1st year' or '2nd...0
+1Floating Rate vs. Fixed Rate LendingCan somebody please get into some details about floating rate vs fixed rate lending? Which lenders will offer each, under what circumstances, etc.6
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+1Do I have any chance at ER or IB at a BB Bank? It seems like joining a fraternity or a sorority is the way to go if you want to have a legit chance at any <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Banks. I know two people that graduated from a no-name school and landed summer internships and full time positions at <abbr...1
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+1HF to IB, back to HF?So I'm a freshman at a semi-target. Copped a <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> internship at boutique (1bb AUM) this summer, piked a lot of interest from a VP at a 15-25bb fund for next summer (first is long/short, second is long value only). I'm very...5
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+3Why do people celebrate mediocrity??I was skimming along facebook and see this guy smiling as he was holding up his <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> degree he just got from a really sh*tty school. Rank 89 out of USNews business school rankings. And to throw more poo on it, it took...7
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+6Going to bschool to find a husband?TLDR: got out of an emotionally abusive 8 year relationship, applied to bschool on a whim to "find a husband," got into a good school with $$, and am now deciding if I actually want to go make a career pivot/find a husband. Asking for advice or a list of points I should consider. I...48
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+6Why the hate on Penn State?I usually get tons of MS thrown at me when talking about Penn State and how many students from there get into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Their NLF Fund places around 90%+ of the students into Front Office roles in <abbr title="New York...79
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