|+371||Investment Banking Interview Questions - A Comprehensive GuideIt's been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d write, especially since we’re in the midst of <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a> season.
I was in your shoes about five or six...||frgna||135||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+241||Investment Banking Analyst: 15 Things I Wish I KnewI was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as an investment banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since I was a wee young first-year analyst in restructuring for one of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...||frgna||158||2 months 4 hours ago|
|+220||IB Analyst Disaster.Haven't seen this post in a while, and I'm interested in hearing everyones stories. Below I've included my own story, which happened at a large boutique firm on the east coast. It's lengthy but hopefully a worthwhile read.
To begin, I'm in the office it's...||Keyser Söze 123||69||2 months 2 days ago|
|+226||8 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?Hi everyone.
I go to a top feeder elementary school and hoping to get into <abbr title="middle market
">MM</abbr> or hopefully <abbr title="megafund
">MF</abbr> <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> down the line. I'm...||AllStateRap||55||2 days 11 hours ago|
|+200||What I Wish Every First Year Analyst KnewChimps, after working with all of our first years at our firm on several deals, I’ve found that I’m frequently getting asked for tips and tricks that I wish I had known as a new analyst. Now, that being said, this may or may not be helpful to share with the forum, but either way, I’ve...||Gotham's Reckoning||48||2 weeks 5 days ago|
|+195||On the Job With Simple As… My Research ProcessWhen I did my AMA thread a while back I promised at least one person that I would share my general research process. So here you go...
Every analyst has his/her own way of conducting due diligence. There certainly is no one correct way to come to an investment decision, however, I’d argue...||Simple As...||143||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+193||5 years ago, I was fired from Oliver Wyman. This is what I learned from it.Five years almost to the date, I was fired from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oliver-wyman" target="_blank">Oliver Wyman</a></span> (after 11 months at the firm, straight out of ugrad). This is when I'd walked into the...||bbjhva||83||1 week 22 hours ago|
|+172||Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros - Game of Thrones (GoT)In honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> community. If the investment banks were the Houses of Westeros, which would they be?
<span...||Draper Specter ...||64||3 months 1 week ago|
|+169||Never, ever, ever, give up. I know it's a jungle out there guys. It's tough for people just graduating to find jobs, but it's even tougher for those in the work force and those with a non-target educational background to break into Finance (let alone work in a competitive sector). This story is a...||Anon1254||89||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+164||Just Turned 30; Here's Some Life Advice/Quotes I turned 30 last week, thought i'd pass some advice and my favorite quotations on to you all. I pulled all these from my <em>grand</em> list so it is by no means comprehensive, just a sample. Enjoy.
fwiw I'm ex finance (spent 3 years in <abbr title="investment...||David Aames||103||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+157||How To Get A Job On Wall Street (When You Don't Know Anybody)Hey monkeys, I'm on a plane from CLT to PHX, and I have wifi, and I'm not in the mood to work on my book. I like giving you guys some of my more thoughtful newsletter articles every once in a while, but I've never directly contributed to the forum. I have a few hours to kill, so...||Jared Dillian||97||1 month 1 week ago|
|+148||To anyone considering an MBAThere has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr>. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an <abbr...||CompBanker||174||2 weeks 4 days ago|
|+142||Dumbest thing you've said in an interviewCurious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story.
I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...||slippy777||206||6 days 7 hours ago|
|+135||Some Observations from an MDSo I'm recovering from a procedure and out of commission for a couple days, and I thought I would use the downtime share a few observations / career guidance for those people starting out in the business. Take this with a pinch of salt, as its one person's advice, but these are all...||mergersandacqui...||130||6 months 2 weeks ago|
|+135||Best interview advice I ever receivedThis idea was discussed within a comment thread a couple month ago but I thought it deserved its own thread just because of how awesome it is.
I wanted to share with you guys a tip that is virtually guaranteed to improve your interviews.
Here's what you do:
1. Arrive at interview...||jhoratio||122||4 months 3 days ago|
|+118||2018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2018-full-time-ib-recruiting-timeline-megathread-page">See the 2018 Full-Time <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page here</a>
EARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS /...||YNWALIVERPOOL||1409||3 days 15 hours ago|
|+128||From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity<h3>Private Equity Associate</h3>
There's a perception of people on the street that private equity is the cream of the crop. The hours, the pay, the beloved carry, the work itself - is it all greener grass syndrome? Not quite, private equity is pretty awesome by most...||labanker||90||3 weeks 6 days ago|
|+122||Anatomy of the 10-KStill jet-lagged by 8 hours from a day and a half in London, I haven't slept for a good 48 hours and remembered I owe <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> my process for dissecting a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||BlackHat||125||1 month 1 week ago|
|+121||Working in FIG (Financial Institutions Group) - An Overview.This is a long winded post and is tailored to people looking to get a good look into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG"><abbr title="financial institutions...||WallStreetPlayboys||73||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+123||Laziness and the Merits of Hard WorkHere goes a book... and not because I need to defend myself, but because I think I have a perspective a lot of people can relate to but can't necessarily put their finger on.
<h3> Laziness </h3>
I don't look down on "ordinary" people. I am an ordinary person....||Marcus_Halberstram||124||6 months 6 days ago|
|+125||Life after Investment BankingLike a majority of people who are on this website, I used to come on here and write bullshit about a life partly my own, partly fantasy. I'm now going to uncloak the anonymous man and tell you my story.
My name is Stephen Ridley. I graduated from a top tier British University with a...||anonymousman||320||3 weeks 10 hours ago|
|+115||From Homeless to Front OfficeAbout a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> offer (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20-company-interviews-laterno-ft-offer-looking-for-advice">20 Company Interviews Later...No <abbr...||ItzWhitneyBItch||147||6 months 2 weeks ago|
|+112||My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessI am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> offers (from <abbr title="megafunds
">MFs</abbr> and top <abbr title="middle market
">MM</abbr> firms), both elated and relieved to be done...||Candor||116||1 week 2 days ago|
|+113||How much damage has banking done to your life?We all know banking isn't easy, and I am usually all about encouraging young people to work hard in finance since the long-term benefits to your career can be incredible. But it's good to be realistic about the job - many of us tend to act like heroic titans of finance who love the...||NuckFuts||148||2 months 1 week ago|
|+109||Searching for a Summer Internship?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Bumped this back up from winter 2010 and it is still useful, but <strong>even more companies and banks are listed in the <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database"><abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>...||Wall Street Mentors||131||3 weeks 5 days ago|
|+106||Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview.It’s been a slow day at work, so I decided to do something useful and type up this thread with some basic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-networking-guide">networking tips</a></span>. I went into my background in detail in <a...||Sil||81||5 months 1 week ago|
|+102||Suck it up: 8 Steps to Getting through 100+ Hour Weeks as an IB Analyst<em>This comment was a response to the @ContemplatingBanker"'s post on <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-deal-with-the-hours">"How to Deal with the Hours"</a> (find this comment lower down on page 2). Patrick called this "one...||square_miles||63||2 weeks 5 days ago|
|+105||F*&King AnalystsSo, apparently I haven't been on this site in while, and it'd be a shame to make a return to just complain, but I've emptied the beers from the minibar and it's still way too early to sleep, my body now evading anything approaching a circadian rhythm. Instead of sleeping,...||overpaid_overworked||141||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+95||What investment banking is in simple words and my story There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major:
<ol> <li>Commercial Banking </li> <li><span class='keyword_link'><a...||Group Therapy||151||1 year 5 months ago|
|+100||Coffee Is For Closers You think I’m f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I have been noticing a very cancerous trend in this country. A trend that has even leaked onto WSO in many aspects, which is arguably filled with very ambitious and hardworking individuals, as we begin to see a lot of younger people...||Nefarious-||136||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+94||How I turned tragedy into triumphHello my fellow Monkeys,
Although I've been stalking this forum for a year and a half, I didn't have the courage to officially join until recently. I'm currently in my second internship with <span class='keyword_link'><a...||The Real Slim Shady||51||1 month 4 weeks ago|
|+92||15 Career StepsLongtime reader here, left the biz in 2012. I thought I'd give back and post some good advice that was shared with me by an older mentor when I was younger. Learn it. Use it. Live it. Hope you find it helpful.
<h3>15 CAREER STEPS</h3>
1.) Perception is everything...act as...||IBGYBG||29||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+89||Thoughts From a Former Navy SEALI can't answer if PE is the best job in the world but I can offer a little outside perspective that some may be interested in. Having spent the better part of the last decade in SEAL Teams and other specialized units, I found Seabird’s initial post slightly amusing. If you’ll humor me,...||M. Blank||84||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+91||Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework.When I joined the industry, fresh analysts like myself would flit through the morning newspaper like a drowning man who clutches one spar after another for support. Our attempts to stay abreast were as haphazard as that man’s attempts to stay afloat. On page 1, we would read an article...||Stalagmite||53||11 months 4 days ago|
|+88||The Iceland bet - How some hedge funds made huge moneyHello guys,
I'm an Economics graduate from the University of Iceland. I thought I'd share with you some information that I believe has never been made public before, at least not in English. It's a story about some brilliant investments that made a select few hedge funds A LOT...||afe9||46||2 months 3 days ago|
|+89||Life Goes On...[quote]In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.[/quote]
From the outside, my life right now looks great. I graduated with high honors from one of the world's best universities, completed my banking stint in a top tier group and am...||KeepingitPrivate||113||1 year 6 months ago|
|+84||Here is How Equity Research Works - 4 StepsI was motivated to make this thread after reading a lot of the other threads in this forum, about why certain top analysts are still on the sell-side. It appears that almost everyone who doesn't work on the buy-side or sell-side, or even a remotely close <span...||IamObama||120||8 months 20 hours ago|
|+84||Idea Generation... and Why Wall Street Sucks at ItFinancial planners, mutual funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-an-exchange-traded-fund-ETF"><abbr title="exchange traded fund
">ETF</abbr></a></span> managers, and even Warren Buffet all say the...||BlackHat||89||3 weeks 4 hours ago|
|+85||LinkedIn is Getting Bad AgainViewer discretion advised. This is mostly a rant and I apologize in advance. But hey, sometimes <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> gets a little dry so we gotta spice this up a bit. Love y'all btw.
1. Recruiters can lick every inch of my ball$ack....||Goldmansak||146||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+109||If I see another "Incoming IBD Analyst/Summer Analyst" on LinkedIn.. I'll k--l someone Guys,
This is a serious and sincere plea to any of you undergraduate kids who're using these silly titles on their LinkedIn profiles. Please for god's sake, take this out. It just looks stupid and wannabe-ish. I don't know who started doing this and where, but it's just...||johndoe89||183||6 months 1 week ago|
|+80||David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge Bracket<em>Mod Note (Andy) - #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/11/13 and is great information for those thinking about which types of banks to apply to for FT and SA positions.</em>
Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their <span...||APAE||74||1 week 3 days ago|
|+79||Overview of Infrastructure Private EquityHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on...||Option Value||70||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+77||To All My Future Rainmakers<h3>Disclaimer</h3> This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago.
“Congrats on closing your deal!”
“You were a rockstar on this one –...||Gotham's Reckoning||73||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+78||30 Weeks Later (Re-imagined)<h3>Week 1: Training </h3>
You arrive through the large glass doors in your suit and tie. You went to that Brooks Brothers outlet store or Macy's store and bought the nicest white shirt you can find. Your shoes are from one of those large department stores. You even have them...||Sizzling_Biscuit||17||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+68||2018 Full-Time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Page<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2018-summer-analyst-ib-recruiting-timeline-megathread-page">See the 2018 <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> Summer Analyst recruiting megathread here</a>
<strong>Updates:...||yessir1||912||1 day 15 hours ago|
|+77||Keep In Touch! Networking TemplateAs much as it may be stated on this site, networking is one of the key factors in the success of most young professionals in finance. Whether it is gaining valuable advice, or getting a leg up in the hiring process, networking opens doors and knowledge that would otherwise be hard to find. As...||valuationGURU||81||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+75||Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template for undergraduate students, used by the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in...||WallStreetOasis.com||118||1 day 10 hours ago|
|+74||How to Crush Your Informational Interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): "WSO Best of 2013" - this was originally posted Aug 1st.</em>
So summer is winding to a close and recruiting season is rapidly approaching. Monkeys will be dusting off their resumes with the hopes of securing IB and <a...||NiuShi||57||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+74||Silly Shit Interns Do<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - This was a originally posted in June 2012</em>
So the interns are out in full force. Hoards of them.
(Before I get into this-- I have no idea why they are called "SA's" these days- they will always be interns to me.)
I...||AVPGuerilla||148||11 months 3 weeks ago|
|+73||You don't know anything— 5 things to do about itThroughout my career I was constantly reminded of how little I knew.
When I interviewed for the job at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>, as a finance major writing a...||geoffblades||42||1 year 1 month ago|
|+73||Why are we Obsessed with "Work/Life Balance"?I've been doing a fair bit of thinking about the idea of a "work/life balance", and it's a topic that I encounter more often on this board than just about anywhere else, so I thought it an appropriate forum for discussion.
When I was in college interviewing for the typical...||NorthSider||149||1 year 5 months ago|
|+82||We eat what we kill.<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 4/30/10. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
The following e-mail has been going around...||mxc||123||12 months 2 days ago|
|+70||How I got a 770 on the GMAT . . . whitecollarandsuspenders versionFirst, shout out to @phantombanker" for his original work "How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours" which I attempted to pay homage to with the post title.
**Re: This Post**
This post applies mostly to the Quant...||whitecollarands...||71||4 days 55 min ago|
|+69||Advice From a Seasoned Equity Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 8/9/13.</em>
So, I used this website years ago when I was getting into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity...||Batman81||108||2 weeks 3 days ago|
|+67||Stay positiveHello folks, I would like to share my story a little bit for those who felt beaten up by the recruiting season.
I was born and raised in a very underdeveloped city in China. I remembered the ranking, the GDP of my province is the second or third lowest in China. Although I went to relatively...||Underdogforlife||49||7 months 3 weeks ago|
|+66||To summers hitting the desk Monday...Being a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span>/associate in investment banking is a rite of passage that you will never want to do again, but will be happy you completed. As someone who did this...||novian18||21||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+63||Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questionsIn the spirit of thanksgiving, I have decided to host a thread where you can ask all you ever wanted about banking or <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr>. Please feel free to ask away.||10xleverage||254||8 months 2 weeks ago|
|+63||Life at a Top Asset Manager<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/24/13.</em>
So I've seen a few posts lately asking about mutual funds, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset...||BlackHat||184||2 weeks 3 days ago|
|+64||What I've learned so far after 1 yr at a top MBA program (If I could do it over):The main takeaways are either headers or in bold.
<h3>If you get accepted to multiple top 10-15 schools, take “prestige” out of the equation.</h3>
I always tell the story of my good friend who passed up a full ride at Columbia to pay full freight at Wharton due to...||TheGrind||144||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+64||Just So You Guys Know...<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in August 2007 and it's scary how accurate @bondarb" was in predicting what was to come next:</em>
[quote=bondarb]<p>...it is very possible that a big name like Bear or Lehman could flat go...||Bondarb||132||1 month 1 week ago|
|+63||What You Should've Done by 21: a Controversial Guide to a Realistic Outlook<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 7/11/12.</em>
I promised a few people some long overdue wisdom, but haven't had the motivation lately to actually write something up. But after reading <a...||BlackHat||127||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+64||Non-target --> FT Off-Cycle IBD AnalystSo I have been around here for about a year and half now, and have to say thank you to the community. Really learned a lot and got my foot in door based on the advice on these forums.
### The Non-Target School
Now for my story, I attended a large (20,000+ students) non-target school. We...||Creamofthecrop||39||1 week 3 days ago|
|+64||I didn't even know what Investment Banking was until my junior year of college lol (Information is key)I am a minority, first generation college student, brought up by a single mother, lived in the hood, etc, etc...
Throughout school (K-12) I didn't know shit about anything. I didn't know the importance of a high school GPA because none of my friends (at the time) did either. Nobody...||IBtryhard||59||3 months 1 week ago|
|+62||Confessions of a former second year IB Analyst<h3>Wrapping up My Stint at an Elite Boutique Investment Bank</h3>
For reference, I finished my second year as an analyst in May 2016. I did <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions
">M&A</abbr> at one of the top <abbr title="elite...||RX||12||19 hours 47 min ago|
|+69||11 Steps to Becoming a Finance Jedi<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/23/14 and ranks #12 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||ichorturtle||111||2 years 10 months ago|
|+61||Learn from My MistakesI've always loved this site because even when I was but a wee little lurker in college I could always come on here and hear about all the little details that finance professionals picked up and wish they had known earlier.
The big questions, like which offer to take or whether to...||BlackHat||89||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+58||Week 3 of IBD Internship: The PitchThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-2-hitting-the-desk">"Week 2: Hitting the Desk"</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training...||moneymogul||83||4 months 1 day ago|
|+59||Notes for Technical Interview QuestionsDuring a recent round of interviews with several banks, headhunters sent across a number of potential technical questions that they said I should be very comfortable with. However, through all of my interviews I was never actually asked any technical questions (although I did do a 3 hour...||Asia_i_Banker||41||5 months 1 week ago|
|+57||My not-so-secrets to success<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 3/2/12.</em>
In the past few months, I've been approached on a few occasions by college-aged folks asking the typical question: how to succeed on the street from a less-than-stellar undergrad background....||Undefined||91||1 year 2 months ago|
|+58||Uncle Eddie Rides Again<p>It was a happy coincidence when Patrick emailed me a couple weeks ago to check in and see what I've been up to, because I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately. It's been a couple years since I was with y'all every day, and at the risk of sounding like a big...||Eddie Braverman||81||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+55||Landed Your First Job? EXTREMELY Important Thread: Office Politics<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/22/14 and ranks #14 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||WallStreetPlayboys||241||5 months 1 week ago|
|+59||In Defense of Political In-Correctness<em>You can read my latest article (post election): here: <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/shut-the-fck-up">"Shut. The F*ck. Up."</a></em>
This article could have easily been entitled “In defense of manhood,” or something of that...||The Uncontortionist||47||9 months 4 days ago|
|+59||Investment Banks as NFL TeamsWith the <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/investment-banks-as-the-houses-of-westeros">"Investment Banks as the Houses of Westeros"</a> post being so awesome, I was bored this morning and thought we could the same with NFL teams now that the season...||TrackBack||27||3 weeks 6 days ago|
|+55||From Real Estate Finance to Founder of Development Company - AMAI've been an observer on this site for a few years. In my mid-40s but use the site to keep current on how younger guys look at the business, career expectations, etc. Thought I'd do this AMA in order to pass on what I've learned (though it's your call as to how much you...||subsix||124||7 months 3 weeks ago|
|+56||How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your AdvantageEveryone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another.
Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong.
It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...||geoffblades||23||10 months 1 week ago|
|+49||J.P. Morgan - Video Interview Invitation Corporate & Investment Banking Summer Analyst<h3>Help! <abbr title="JP Morgan
">JP</abbr> Morgan Investment Banking Video Interview Questions?</h3>
I just got offered a J.P. Morgan - Video Interview. What should I expect? This is what was stated in the email. "As mentioned previously, we would...||ridzr||708||2 weeks 1 day ago|
|+55||Business School Case BooksHi Everyone,
I went through the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">consulting interview</a></span> process a few months ago and found these case books really useful for practicing, both with people in <span...||DropBear||40||1 month 4 weeks ago|
|+55||My journey from no-name boutique to PE MFI have been a long time lurker and recent poster here, I have got so much from this community, I can say I would not have done it without you so I think it is time to give something back. I am sure you heard stories like mine but I hope this can be inspirational to some of you.
<h3>My...||masters||51||6 days 10 hours ago|
|+56||Who else is shorting Morgan Stanley?**3 reasons why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> is headed to zero**
1. Their CEO, James Gorman looks like a fucking muppet. He isn't even bald!
2. In 2008, the last time they were...||Lloyd BIankfein||43||1 week 4 days ago|
|+54||2017 Management Consulted Salaries OutWhat do you think? Just like last year, PwC and Strategy& are still not aligned.
https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-salaries/2017-management-consulting-salaries-for-undergraduate-mba-interns/||aspiringchimp||42||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+70||Shut. The F*ck. Up.Disclaimer: I abhor both candidates who captivated the nation Tuesday evening as their bizarre and disgusting efforts over the past year that made our country look like a flaming pile of shit in a paper bag, desperate to be stamped out, reached their ultimate climax. I wrote recently about both...||The Uncontortionist||132||10 months 6 days ago|
|+54||Re: Does School Prestige Matter?"Five years from now..." is a pretty good benchmark for the half-life of most business or career-related arcs (okay, maybe 5-10 years, depending on the career or industry).
As an undergrad or fresh grad, of course your undergrad matters - to you, to your peers, to recruiters, to...||MBAApply||112||1 year 4 months ago|
|+54||Week 2 of IBD Internship: Hitting the DeskThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-1-training ">Week 1: Training Week</a></strong>.
Note that I <abbr title="asset management
">AM</abbr> a bit further into my internship...||moneymogul||87||6 months 4 days ago|
|+55|| Young Money? Perception vs Reality on Wall Street<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/6/14 and ranks #9 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||big unit||80||2 years 9 months ago|
|+56||Key Interview Takeaways - 2nd Year Analyst PerspectiveSitting at my desk here just waiting for things to wind down so thought I’d give back to the community and try my first long form post. I did some interviewing last year but this year I was heavily involved for both <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> and...||NuclearPenguins||52||3 weeks 3 days ago|
|+54||Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I...||SUNYWallStreet||38||4 months 1 day ago|
|+58||From BO to IBD, kid gets fired on the first week.Monkeys,
Wanted to share with you this story that happened at my company. Happened on a different team than I'm in in, but in the same building. Kid starts out in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back...||GridironCEO||101||5 months 2 weeks ago|
|+54||Don't. Stop. Hustlin'. Don't give up out there, kids.
I'm a high school drop out who's now a Manager at a top 10 consulting firm. For all of those out there who are asking 'do I have a chance if...', here's your answer: you f*cking bet you do. The only thing stopping you from getting...||MTBaltimore||51||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+52||An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT) - Part 1 of 2<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/29/14 and ranks #20 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||WallStreetPlayboys||43||6 months 1 week ago|
|+53||Own Your Time: or What I learned from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 11/24/14 and ranks #7 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||Lone Wolf||35||2 years 5 months ago|
|+56||How I Cheated a Drug Test for an Offer I Didn't AcceptI apologize for the length of this post, there is a lot for me to cover and I don't want to skip any of the details.
So it finally happened - I received a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...||ftorbust||33||4 months 1 week ago|
|+53||Sales & Trading Interview Questions - Gekko's Guidance Part 2In Part 2 of Gekko’s Guidance, I’m going to cover S&T interview prep (also can be used for Research). Part 1 of <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/gekkos-guidance-10-rules-to-interviewing-part-1-of">Gekko’s Guidance</a>.
This guide is meant to cover all...||Gekko21||109||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+39||Ask Natalie from Accepted about Business School Admissions<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> is excited to have the experts from Accepted on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. Here are messages from Natalie and Jen who will be checking this thread every few...||WallStreetOasis.com||1278||1 day 10 hours ago|
|+52||Hedge Fund: The Investment Life CycleMod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 4/23/12.
Hey guys, so after some encouragement from a few of you guys I'm gonna go ahead and start a bit of a series of posts on my experience in the <strong><span class='keyword_link'><a...||BlackHat||63||1 year 11 months ago|
|+51||Hilarious Barclays Goodbye EmailReceived this floating around last week. Apparently it was written by a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">Barclays</a></span> kid that just left. For those of you who have bosses who love to use business metaphors and...||Mark Hanna||47||10 months 6 days ago|
|+51||From College Drop Out to Corporate Banking <h3>Timeline:</h3>
In 2005 my mother passed away unexpectedly.
In 2008 my family’s house was foreclosed on and I was told I would need to support myself through college. I was 17 at the time and already unstable due to the emotional trauma of my mother’s death.
In 2009 I...||alpinespringwater||38||3 months 1 week ago|
|+53||Best Practices for Junior Bankers - Top 10 Things to Do**Being a Star Analyst isn't hard.**
If you can excel in the top 10 best practices below, you will excel in banking:
1) Be responsive: Reply back within minutes, never more than half a hour, especially during a live process
2) Good attitude: It's late, we're all tired,...||Sizzling_Biscuit||32||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+53||From non-target to BB CEO: My story<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 11/25/13. Check out @DickFuld"'s current AMA <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-dickfuld-november-2015">here</a>. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a...||DickFuld||254||1 year 4 days ago|
|+48||The Other Road: Corporate Development Associate Fielding Questions<em>Mod note: <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/faq/what-are-the-best-qa-threads-and-interviews-with-top-finance-professionals-on-wso ">Click here</a></strong> to see all of our q&a's and interviews</em><P>
Given the...||harvardgrad08||288||1 year 7 months ago|
|+49||Hedge Fund Careers: Guide to Landing a Hedge Fund Job Out of Undergrad and Beyond<h3>Hedge Fund Career</h3>
A career in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund industry</a></span> is one of the most desirable careers in finance, and it’s not hard to...||DaveMCR||86||6 days 4 hours ago|
|+50||Guide to Office Politics (Part I)After <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ama-3rd-year-pe-associate-10bn-aum-mbolbo-equity-mezz-distressed-debt ">my AMA</a> I promised to write down some thoughts on office politics, since that was probably the topic that got the most interest from the <abbr...||NuckFuts||23||1 month 1 week ago|
|+48||How I got into Banking<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in 2006. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
So I'm new here and spent a good deal of...||CompBanker||110||11 months 15 hours ago|
|+48||Investment Banking in the UK - An OverviewI’ve noticed a few more UK-related questions popping up and as this site has (understandably) been very US-centric over the last 5-10 years I thought a brief overview of what the industry is like in the UK would be helpful.
**Who Are The Firms?**
* **Bulge Brackets** – the usual...||Asatar||179||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+40||2016 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys,
Thought I'd start another thread for those of us APDs/ADCs (read: spent too many years in school) who are applying for full time positions either earlier this year in the Spring (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group"...||suehlee88||858||1 year 1 day ago|
|+48||A Letter to a ChimpDear My Little Chimp,
Slow down, child. I know you are just starting that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> investment banking job and are looking to move into private equity, or you...||NiuShi||39||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+54||WSO, It Is Time To Talk<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>, it is time to talk.
The new trend around here lately has been to post about how badly you hate your job (specifically in iBanking) and then act like a genius when you decide you want to leave. This needs to stop. It is not a...||Nefarious-||139||1 year 1 month ago|
|+55||Mental Disorder called LiberalismIn which direction is this world heading? I don´t think there is anything I hate more than Liberals. What do you guys think causes this "trend"?
-...||jordan25||201||5 months 3 weeks ago|
|+51||Why You DON'T Leave Banking for B School Just to Come Right Back...This is the reaction any analyst who has ever worked in banking has when you say you want to leave banking for business school then come back as a post b school associate...
<img src="http://epicpinterestfail.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/how-i-met-your-mother-barney-why.gif"...||rufiolove||75||2 days 7 hours ago|
|+47||Lessons From a PE Superday<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/27/14 and ranks #8 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||Mr. Manager||59||2 years 9 months ago|
|+47||Focus on the downside: brushing up on credit skills <em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/13/14 and ranks #10 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||big unit||47||2 years 6 months ago|
|+46||Advice for New Analysts Seeking PE ExitsI received a number of PMs asking for advice for analysts as to how to successfully position themselves for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr>...||CompBanker||68||4 years 10 months ago|
|+47||A Business Lesson Learned The Hard WayOk, guys and girls. I'm pretty open about myself on here, but lately I've been super busy and not nearly as active as I like to me because after being laid off at a massive tech company I started my own gig.
It was something I did before for freelance because I have experience as a...||UTDFinanceGuy||39||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+46||Breaking into Private Equity from BankingSince some of my longer threads/advice seems to have been buried on the forums, I decided to consolidate it through the blog. Enjoy.
The majority of the below text is sourced from the following link:
Advice for...||CompBanker||132||2 years 8 months ago|
|+47||Advice from an ex-IB MD - DON'T make these mistakes<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still open and he is actively answering any question that you may have.</em>
Someone asked me last week about all...||wilowallstreet||24||1 year 1 week ago|
|+39||Interview experience w/ JPM Junior Analyst ProgramSo applications are up! You dont have to reveal actual interview questions. Just wanted to know how you're experience was for 2016 class. As for me, the interviewer seemed more like a gatekeeper from an admission staff. Its like I had the criteria for an interview, but since I came from a...||cashfl0w||655||4 months 2 days ago|
|+45||Picking the right Trading jungle<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/6/14 and ranks #25 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||big unit||45||6 months 4 weeks ago|
|+45||Advice from an ex-IB MD: How to have a great career and a good lifeI've received a lot of emails from members asking for advice on how they can have a great career. Before I get into that, let me give you my back story so you know where I am coming from: I came from an Emerging Market country, I didn't speak english very well when I arrived in the US...||wilowallstreet||42||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+45||30 year-old breaking inI am still not sure if this will add any value or if anyone will find this useful, but I've seen a couple of "Too old to break into IB?" topics lately and I thought I'd share my journey with you. The advice and stories I've read on this forum have helped me maintain my...||Jack.M.T.||34||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+44||Finance Culture - Personalities<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 5/20/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a> Make sure to see the great comment below by...||Fehnance||92||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+44||phantombanker's GMAT Study GuidePlus make sure to see my post <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/how-i-got-a-770-on-the-gmat-with-minimal-effort-while-working-banking-hours%E2%80%A6">How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours</a>||phantombanker||48||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+44||Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know<h3>1. Why not just try to start with a <abbr title="private equity
There are <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate...||I Invest||35||10 months 4 weeks ago|
|+45||How do you CRUSH your interviews? <em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #10 and was originally posted 10/4/2015.</em>
In 2007 I made my hardest career transition.
After leaving <span class='keyword_link'><a...||geoffblades||33||1 year 11 months ago|
|+43||UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this is the 2011 Finance-forum post of the year (from Jan 28, 2011). Thanks @Marcus_Halberstram" for a great post!</em>
Since it is recruiting season, Im posting a multi-part series on how the whole process works to help the...||Marcus_Halberstram||132||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+45||How To Ask For AnythingWhatever you want in life, you’re going to have to ask for it. It doesn’t matter if you desire to excel in your career or to live on the beach—[I’ve done both](http://geoffblades.com/greatest-achievement-goldman-sachs-vp-quitting/)—you’re going to need other people’s help.
A...||geoffblades||23||6 months 2 weeks ago|
|+44||Breaking the hedge fund case study <em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/24/14 and ranks #17 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||big unit||95||2 years 10 months ago|
|+39||2018 Sophomore Summer Analyst Recruiting Megathread PageIt's that time of year again, wasting countless hours trying to get into a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket
">BB</abbr></a></span> sophomore...||TheMagicConchShell||492||1 day 4 hours ago|
|+42||Reflections on Year 1 at Booth<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/5/14 and ranks #15 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||CompBanker||159||7 months 1 week ago|
|+43||List of all US Real Estate Developers and REITsI'm beginning my MRED in the Fall, and am starting to wind up my networking efforts. I figured a CapIQ screen of every developer in the nation sorted by State/City would probably be a good start. I hope that anyone else in a similar situation finds this useful. Let me know if you have...||Trunk Yeti||36||1 month 21 hours ago|
|+43||Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt’s been awhile since I’ve checked in on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you’re now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays.
It may just be selection bias...||labanker||29||10 months 1 week ago|
|+48||HEY you OCR little f*cksshit on me all you want because idgaf!!!! all your fate is mine, you little f*ckers
i volunteered to do <abbr title="on campus recruiting
">ocr</abbr> because i thought it'd be a nice break but F*CK i'd rather be hunched over my desk than be dealing with these...||KREBSCYCLEOMG||106||1 year 10 months ago|
|+42||Life 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a...||labanker||40||1 year 5 months ago|
|+35||2017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2017-ft-ib-analyst-recruiting">Click here</a> for the 2017 <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> Analyst Recruiting Megathread discussion page....||WeMadeIt||738||3 months 1 week ago|
|+43||From 100 Plus Rejections, To Accepting A Great OfferGood morning,
I am posting my success story for a few reasons. First, to (hopefully) inspire someone in a situation that I was in. And second, to thank members of high finance and this website specifically.
I will try to keep this as brief as...||Wu_Tang Financial||26||5 months 2 weeks ago|
|+43||A Clueless Freshman's First Networking Event<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 9/18/14 and ranks #13 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||Teller||23||2 years 11 months ago|
|+44||Just Got Into a Target, AMAI made it 5 minutes before they closed and I bought a gallon of skim milk.
<em>Mod Note (Andy): this was originally posted on 12/14/15.</em>||reformed||21||1 year 8 months ago|
|+53||Re: What should I do to marry a rich guy?Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $25M, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.
From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad...||JamesDimon||12||6 months 5 days ago|
|+38||London IB 2018 Summer Internship Discussion So I’m quite new to this site, but one of the reasons for me making an account is that I'm looking to secure (ideally) a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...||MonkeyLaundering||394||1 day 7 hours ago|
|+41||In Defense of UnhappinessAs with many of you, I had the chance to spend some time with relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was average, to be honest. It’s always good to see loved ones, but it is a balance between hectic traveling, rushing to see as many people as possible, and if you live any significant...||The Uncontortionist||84||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+41||An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst ClassAs we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys.
<h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3>
1) Fully Canvassed
2) Half Canvassed
<h3>What's the...||originationmgmt||63||3 months 4 weeks ago|
|+41||NYSSA Equity Research Initiation Report***Please look at the bottom of the post before PM-ing me for materials.
Summary: NYSSA IRC as a Stepping Stone in Getting a Job in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity...||Human||27||2 years 1 month ago|
|+41||Random musings that sound like venting<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #8 and was originally posted 8/23/2015.</em>
There's really no point to this post.
TLDR: Sometimes it's just a job with a boss that does boss things.
<h3>1) Young PMs...||Mr. Pink Money||22||2 years 2 months ago|
|+41||AMA: Reflections on 1st Semester at Columbia Business SchoolI recently completed my first semester at Columbia Business School and wanted to share my experience thus far. I would also be happy to field any questions. The primary reason for writing this long-winded anecdote is to provide clarity into the actual experience at Columbia for prospective...||dabears92||111||1 year 4 months ago|
|+40||How NOT to NetworkFollowing up after an info session is great, especially if you actually took some positive information from it....
However, there is a new email circulating Wall Street that may not dethrone the "<span class='keyword_link'><a...||Wallstreetnever...||62||4 months 1 week ago|
|+40||How WSO has enhanced my IB/PE career<h3>Background</h3>
I randomly discovered WSO nearly seven years ago just weeks after I secured a FT MM IB position. The website was extremely nascent at the time with only a few thousand registered users. The majority of the users were college students with only a handful of...||CompBanker||43||1 year 6 months ago|
|+40||Delta: Breaking Down the First of the GreeksHey guys, I've seen a few threads on options <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> and how important the Greeks are to your overall options trade. I found a great read courtesy of OptionsHouse...||Ben Shalom Bernanke||40||1 year 6 days ago|
|+40||A Few Observations on Banking Exit OppsI see a lot of high school/college kids providing advice and "insight" into how firms place, how people should think about exit opps, what groups are best, etc. This has resulted in a lot of really stupid commentary on this forum, and I hope to remedy this. A few...||StateofNature||28||1 year 1 month ago|
|+40||Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non TargetsHi Folks,
I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know.
First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a <span...||Big_Red||106||7 months 3 weeks ago|
|+38||HF PM AMAThere appears to be some demand for an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund
">HF</abbr></a></span> AMA, so here goes... I believe this...||Martinghoul||193||5 months 2 weeks ago|
|+40||Saving Time Bitches (Investment Banking & Private Equity)That's right. It's summer time.
Although doing deals and pounding out diligence is sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter.
<h3>How can we save time to get out of the office faster?</h3>
Putting together a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior...||pe-b1tch-hehe||81||1 week 1 day ago|
|+40||Lateraling Guide for Investment BankingI recently lateraled from a “no-name” boutique to a top <abbr title="middle market
">MM</abbr> and wanted to share some of the knowledge that I gathered and wished people had told me when I went through the process. I also have several friends who also went through this...||Sil||77||2 months 4 weeks ago|
|+39||A Story of Persistence: If I Can Make It, You Can Too<h3>Background: </h3>
Rewind back to October 2011. I was a Senior at a fairly prestigious state school, but it was a non-target university. I was graduating with a major in History, and I believed I wanted to go to Law School eventually. My father and mother both went to Law School...||madmoney15||35||2 weeks 19 hours ago|
|+38||Advice from an ex-IB MD - The Importance Of Failure<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #9 and was originally posted 11/22/2015.</em>
<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a...||wilowallstreet||119||1 year 10 months ago|
|+38||A Monkey's Guide to the GymMonkeys,
One topic that I see pop up time and time again on here is regarding the gym. I have a particularly slow Friday ahead of me so I thought I'd post a brief guide to training since I imagine, for the most part, we all have similar lifestyles and the challenges that come with them....||Hugh Myron||108||6 months 3 days ago|
|+38||SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH): An Extensive Review<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #13 and was originally posted 2/22/2015.</em>
I’m a long time reader and first time poster. I’ve seen a lot on the forum regarding <span class='keyword_link'><a...||ATL_8379||94||3 months 4 weeks ago|
|+39||What Everyone Ought To Know About Failure <em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/26/14 and ranks #18 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||SouthernAlpha||25||2 years 11 months ago|
|+37||106 Rejections, 1 Success & Unquantifiable Perseverance<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 4/29/14 and ranks #11 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||ValueBanker14||118||2 years 10 months ago|
|+48||FTB's Guide To Working Late and Raging Hard (At The Same Time)Man, it seems like there's nothing better than waiting until everyone's gone from the office for the night (we're talking the wee hours of the morning here folks, and we're not counting janitors as people) and doing lines off some prude bitch's desk while I undo a few...||Fear The Bulge||17||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+38||Filtering resumes - what I looked for when screening 200+ resumes<em>Mod Note (Andy): This was originally posted 12/30/14 and is a great read for those getting prepared for Summer Analyst recruiting</em>
We're preparing for our OCR interview day for <strong>summer interns</strong> from one of our target schools and our team...||SSits||165||2 years 3 months ago|
|+38||Why You're So Easy to Replace<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
<strong><em>"The meek shall inherit the...||Eddie Braverman||58||1 year 11 months ago|
|+38||Advice for Non-Targets - Hitting "Apply" Button on LinkedIn Isn't EnoughI received a message on LinkedIn from someone looking to get into <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> a couple weeks back, in which the individual explained his situation and couldn't understand why he isn't seeing progress. The general gist...||JuicyJuice||38||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+37||Non-Target to Bain/BCG InternHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
Since this site has been instrumental in helping me break into Consulting from a non-target, I wanted to share my experience with the community. Hopefully this post will be helpful to someone else looking to break in to...||1600mPenn||30||10 months 1 week ago|
|+44||Follow up on last week's Tinder dateFirst off, a question for you monkeys. Regarding the <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/woodford-creatine-greatness">Woodford and creatine</a> combo I use to signal the end of cocaine hours and the beginning of premarket: I started preparing it in the bottles to save...||Fear The Bulge||26||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+40||From getting fired to being one of the most influential CEOs on Wall StreetI majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University. After graduating, I worked for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> firm in Boston for two years. I enjoyed my employment...||JamesDimon||13||5 months 1 week ago|
|+36||Summer 2017 Investment Banking Interns - Do's and Don'ts ListOkay, I lied. This is only a don'ts list.
Keep in mind, these are just some items I picked up from my experiences throughout the years. I'm not sharing this as a person who treats interns like dicks. I'm sharing this because I love y'all, and we all are here to help you...||Goldmansak||75||5 months 1 week ago|
|+37||Pre-Interview routineObviously this depends greatly on an over the phone vs. in-person, but what does your process consist of? I have taken this opportunity to describe my phone interview strategy:
I hardly ever sleep the night before, because who knows, I may never get this opportunity again. I wake up groggy as...||Deal Team Six||37||1 month 1 week ago|
|+36||Roadmap for IBD Coverage Associate to Career BankerIn <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division
">IBD</abbr></a></span>, I think most bankers would acknowledge that the Associate role...||TorontoMonkey1328||19||12 months 3 days ago|
|+38||My Personal Gym Shit ListWelcome to a personal rant. I don't care that this looks like a Buzzfeed listicle, because I've got a bone to pick and my opinions matter the most.
Here are the five types at my gym that I wish would instantly disappear, leaving only me and the other swole gods, and a bunch of hot...||Fear The Bulge||175||9 months 4 days ago|
|+35||Why You Should Reject that Start-Up JobI've always considered myself entrepreneurial at heart. Even since I've started my work in IB, I have continued to work on developing a few "back pocket" ideas that I'm excited about. Indeed, ever since I can remember, I have wanted to start my own business, not because...||NorthSider||67||10 months 1 week ago|
|+35||IRON MAN<em>Mod Note: This post is from Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount... just email [email protected] & mention "WSO Monkey Discount". You can follow Jared on twitter: @dailydirtnap</em>
Sometimes when you...||Jared Dillian||61||3 years 6 days ago|
|+35||Sincere thank you to the WSO Community<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/7/14 and ranks #16 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||henchman||61||1 year 9 months ago|
|+35||Success Story - Thanks WSO!!!Thanks, WSO! I finally had sex for the first time last night. It took a lot of effort and persistence but I finally did it. I couldn’t have done it without the great advice I received on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>. Looking back on my experiences, my...||swagon||42||4 years 11 months ago|
|+37||Can I turn a jackass into a champion?How many of you guys have a stupid younger cousin named Andy who's a senior at a target school and is pissing away any chance of excellence by drinking moderately and having the confidence of a kicked puppy? All of you? Cool, so I'm about to tell you a very relatable...||Fear The Bulge||28||1 year 2 months ago|
|+35||Google's Ideological Echo Chamber *Updated*As you probably saw this morning with a headline along the lines of “Google Anti-Diversity Memo” or something similar, someone at Google wrote a 10-page piece that challenges the status quo regarding the gender gap. The actual title is “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” and by the...||Stay.Hungry||221||3 months 20 hours ago|
|+35||Industry Primers Ready to Go!!!!Dear All:
I am sharing my compendium of industry primers, market research reports and strategic presentations.
The list is sorted by year and the format is as follows: line one has the institution name, line two has the report title with page count and line three has the download link....||RGE||120||3 years 7 months ago|
|+38||What your liquor of choice says about you In a rare moment, I've found myself at a local, wooden, quiet neighborhood bar sitting alone drinking my 3rd Budweiser with a closed out tab. I thought it a pleasant way to break up my week though I hope not to make a habit of it. With not much else to do, and tired of looking at screens...||itsanumbersgame||87||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+33||Wanna Jump Straight to the Buy Side?<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/17/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
Most of my friends are going into banking. ...||WhiteHat||280||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+34||EBITDA vs. Operating Cash Flow vs. Free Cash Flow <h3>Distinctions between <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization
">EBITDA</abbr>, Operating Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow</h3>
<strong>Moderator note (Andy):</strong> <em>this is a post from 2010 but squawkbox...||squawkbox||69||4 months 2 days ago|
|+35||leaving IB, next steps...I'm confused.
I used to post on here a couple of years ago, most of what I posted was bullsh*t. The truth is I was in my final year at university, I'd just done an internship, wasn't sure how I felt about it as a prospective life, and I wanted to play banker on the internet to...||anonymousman||52||5 years 6 months ago|
|+35||The All-Nighter Experiment: What Worked and What Didn't<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #11 and was originally posted 11/4/2015.</em>
[quote]<p>I need this done for tomorrow morning, but don’t spend too much time on it. <strong>I don’t want you to be here all...||Alistair-Clark||51||1 year 10 months ago|
|+34||Can a Non Target land a IB SA? With hard work and persistence it definitely is <em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/20/14 and ranks #21 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||upod01||46||4 months 4 weeks ago|
|+35||The Road Less TraveledI was reflecting on my path the other day, and I decided that it is time to share my story with <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>. I am going to warn you in advance, it is going to be long.
Rewind to senior year in high school, I was a good student at a school...||Rags to Hermes||17||9 months 6 days ago|
|+33||Fake Frank Quattrone (IB PE) AMATL;DR: Shoot out any questions you may have regarding any topics over here - the job, <abbr title="megafund
">MF</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="private...||My Name is Jeff||114||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+33||How diversified is your life?<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 08/13/13</em>
Reaching for that golden ring of career success, as most of the monkeys here are trying to do, can have significant costs. Some are obvious: preparing for interviews, networking, and getting top grades...||Hayek||112||2 years 10 months ago|
|+34||Ain't Nothing but a Peanut: Maintaining Your Best HealthAfter seeing the reception a recent [comment](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ibd-and-fitness) received, I chose to make this its own thread with the hope of reaching more people.
Fitness is an incredibly important thing in life, both the elements of it you can see and those that you...||APAE||96||3 months 6 days ago|
|+31||JP Morgan Winning Women 2018This thread is for undergraduate students currently applying to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan
">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span>'s 2018 Winning Women events in <abbr...||drali||391||3 weeks 1 day ago|
|+33||Thoughts on HBS (Starting Out)<em>Mod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 10/1/2014 and ranks #23 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content...||baburator||90||1 day 12 hours ago|
|+33||The Non-Target Who Didn't Take No For An Answer<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 1/25/14 and ranks #19 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||km190||73||2 years 11 months ago|
|+38||Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years. AMA.Happy to answer any questions.
Message me personally if you'd like 1 on 1 help. ||xgozax||60||4 months 1 day ago|
|+35||OCR: The Saga Continues (Alternate Title: I Now Have Cancer of the Nose)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #12 and was originally posted 10/4/2015.</em>
<em>Mod Note (Andy): See his original post here: "<a...||KREBSCYCLEOMG||54||2 years 1 month ago|
|+32||AMA: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)Edit: <em>Wow, did not expect this thread to get so popular. Apologies if you PM'd me and I have not responded - there are dozens of messages I would respond to if I wasn't getting crushed on a deal. My firm must monitor my <abbr title="Wall Street...||NuckFuts||133||2 months 1 week ago|
|+33||Shorting Stocks: My Research Process & 7 Rules I FollowI short quite a lot at my current shop. I'd split my shorting into 4 buckets:
<li><h4>Low quality companies that are misunderstood:</h4>
These are typically misunderstood because some risk factor in the business model isn't fully appreciated by the...||thewaterpiper||26||8 months 3 weeks ago|
|+34||The Truth Behind PE CompensationHello World!
Compensation in the <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle market <abbr title="private...||CompBanker||21||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+34||I love you guys.I just realized nobody on this forum ever takes a second to appreciate all the hard work we put in and all the great knowledge we share with each other.
A year ago I graduated from HS and entered my local CC because I had no clue what was really for me. I was a Computer Science major at the...||champagnepaki||16||4 months 3 days ago|
|+32||How to Make a Phone App if You Only Know Investment BankingContent removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content...||Asia_i_Banker||42||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+36||Friendzoned by Your JobI’ve been paying close attention recently to what the people who advance quickly in their career have in common, and what the people who are stuck in the same role for years have in common.
One insight I had was that the people who are stuck in the same role for years and decades are no...||dan_yo23||30||2 days 4 hours ago|
|+32||What I Learned From Losing $1.2 Million At the start of 2008, I was a grain trader with less than one year of full-time experience who, through a series of strange events, found himself as the de facto head of my desk’s P&L. Although I had a senior trader who was supposedly in charge, he had brought his own book of business to...||BOTT1702||21||1 year 7 months ago|
|+32||My path from non-target to BB IB I am posting this because this site has been a tremendous help when I was first getting started. In no way do I view my story as special, I actually believe that people from my background are extremely common in my experience, but people on this board seem to think going to a non-target is a...||Bullfighter12||21||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+35||Successful Blackmail AchievedI'm back and at 'em, motherfuckers. Last thing I truly remember from two weeks ago, I was watching the election results roll in and they called Wisconsin for Trump. Thus began such a hardcore weeklong celebration bender I totally forgot about showers, the internet, and everyone in my...||Fear The Bulge||19||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+32||CV & CoverLetter - S&T Citi, Internship - No mercy please !Hello there fellow monkeys,
I am about to apply for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in <abbr title="Sales and Trading
">S&T</abbr> at <span...||FellowMonkey||15||3 years 8 months ago|
|+32||How Did Trump Win?Right after the credit bubble burst in 2008, shocked, people scrambled desperately for answers.
Turning to the economists, nearly all of whom failed to predict the deepest recession in decades, they asked, “What will happen next?”
Having seen the obvious writing on the enormous wall...||geoffblades||111||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+31||Why YOU Aren't Getting Offers<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/16/11.</em>
I have been meaning to post something regarding this topic for some time, even though it has been covered to the point of exhaustion. My final breaking point was about 2 weeks ago, when I...||JimmyDormandy||88||2 years 1 month ago|
|+31||Finally an offer! A story of persistenceBeen waiting literally 1-2 years now to make a post like this. Finally landed a <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> offer with a solid <abbr title="venture capital
">VC</abbr> firm as an analyst! Super pumped and excited to start as I have gone...||brutalglide||76||3 years 1 month ago|
|+31||How have you helped your parents after you entered finance and are making $$$?My dad and mom, who are poor, but sacrificed a lot for me (working 2 jobs, working on weekends, etc.), I'm sending them off to a nice long vacation, all paid by me. What have you guys done for your parents, just out of curiosity? Also paid off all of their debt they had (under 5k). Seems...||Pizz||68||2 months 1 week ago|
|+31||What is wrong with Linkedin "entrepreneurs/CEOs/Founders/Experts/Value Providers"?I've been using linkedin for a couple months now and it's ridiculous how many people give themselves big titles like "CEO" when they haven't even graduated college. It seems like my generation is **obsessed with entrepreneurship** - so much so they start to *"fake...||thefinancekid||53||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+28||2018 Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Summer Analyst Hirevue Invites OutWho else got this? Let's discuss.
I know there was a giant thread on this last year, but does anyone have experience with Goldman Sachs Hirevue questions for this recruiting session?
Please add your interview contributions in this shared google sheet for 2018 IB SA recruiting:...||newyorkermonkey||431||1 day 2 hours ago|
|+31||Foster Care to Strategic Finance: My StoryI saw a couple of my story posts, and thought it would be good to share mine since I come from a very nontraditional background. I saw another post in outline form and liked it, so mine will mimic that.
* I was placed in foster care at three months...||Withoutapaddle||15||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+34||New To Formal Fashion? Start Here. PT1<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #14 and was originally posted 6/14/2015.</em>
I spend a bit of time in this part of the forum and consistently and constantly find repeated questions from individuals coming out of college and...||EnergyHOU||68||2 months 4 weeks ago|
|+39||Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting6 <abbr title="asset management
">AM</abbr> meant it was time to check voicemails. 11 PM meant it was time to check voicemails again. Every second in between reserved for hustling, fixing the thousand problems guaranteed to crop up that day.
That was my life as a...||geoffblades||60||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+32||Babydick Capital Investor Presentation<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund
">HF</abbr></a></span> Satire||BabydickCapital||60||2 years 3 months ago|
|+30||How finance saved and gave me a life<em>Mod note (Andy): ThrowbackThursday, this was originally posted on 5/18/12</em>
A week or two ago there was an article written about how your weight might inversely effect you during the hiring process. During the conversation I dropped some personal information about me losing...||paulydreamer||56||2 years 3 months ago|
|+31||Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training Hello all. Inspired by another user's idea a few weeks ago, I've decided to keep notes of my internship in progress this summer and begin to release write-ups of each week as the summer goes on in an effort to give back to the community (and because I enjoy writing). If there is...||moneymogul||28||5 months 4 weeks ago|
|+30||The Great Strategic Game of Life (1/2)Discussions that center upon issues such as “which b-school is better”, “M&A, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-equity-capital-markets-ECM">ECM</a></span> or <span...||SenhorFinance||22||1 year 11 months ago|
|+31||"Alternative Facts"Who saw the interview with Kellyanne Conway on Meet the Press this morning where she outlined the "alternative facts" the press secretary was offering yesterday about the about the size of the crowd at the inauguration on Friday? Truly bizarre that White House representatives are...||DickFuld||203||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+26||2017 APD/ADC MBB Full Time Recruiting UpdatesHey guys, it's time for the sequel to last year's popular thread. This thread is primarily focused towards those APDs/ADCs (PhD/JD/MD) applying for full-time positions to MBB. While MBB seems to have a monopoly on the ADC application process, we can also use this thread to share...||phd_engineer||379||1 month 5 hours ago|
|+29||25 Things I’ve Learned In My 20s1- You can’t date a jerk and expect to turn them into a good person. Jerks are fully committed to being unpleasant. Those brief moments of tenderness they give you are designed to trip you up and give you false hope. It’s best to stay away altogether.
2- The rumors are true: your...||FlakieBear||73||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+29||More people are lonely than you may thinkIn today's social media dominated world, we only see edited versions of reality. Most likely, this is a result of human nature (the tendency for human beings to want to show off/be admired) and the apps themselves. After all, who wants to follow or watch someone who posts pictures of...||LES||61||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+28||I'm bored: Macro Hedge Fund PM Q&AHowdy folks, this market has me bored to tears [edit: I'm truthfully also just having a harder time getting a read on conditions than at any point in my career, so that is prompting both frustration and introspection], and just for work-unrelated reasons, I have a bit more free time on my...||macro bruin||159||5 months 2 days ago|
|+30||What It Really Means to Be "Alpha"I'm fairly new here, and deciding what to write about in a blog entry might seem easy enough, but I'd rather people enjoy what I read than just read it and forget it. So I spent some time this week going through the more popular posts on <abbr title="Wall Street...||WhiteHat||356||7 months 4 days ago|
|+29||Need to Brush up on your Accounting Skills?Some of you may have heard that Harvard Business School does not teach introductory accounting classes anymore. One of the reasons is that they use an online accounting software from a BYU professor, who is now providing his course for free.
Has some pretty good exposure and some top...||Mr. Manager||51||2 years 5 months ago|
|+29||Interview with Simple As...Hedge Fund Analyst<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/26/14 and ranks #22 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||Simple As...||44||2 years 7 months ago|
|+31||Every Second Counts**Disclaimer**: *This is not a stupid self help post, just something I thought people should know. I am quite shit at helping others personally in general so don't expect much or in fact anything.*
<h3>What I have to say</h3>
It goes like this, I have changed jobs recently...||TripleDown||33||7 months 1 week ago|
|+29||AMA - Alternative Path to F100 Corporate Strategy w/ Exit DetailsTook a different path to Corporate Strategy and have since exited (see below). AMA.
* Grew up in suburb of tier 2 US city
* Underachieved in HS – B student (generous), ~1200 SAT, lazy
* Pretty good at basketball, helped me get into top 20 college – WHEW
* OMG COLLEGE...||DifferentPath||29||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+28||Life in Acquisitions (Analyst/Associate)I've had a couple of people PM me about what I do in <abbr title="real estate investment trust
">REIT</abbr> acquisitions and what the deal process looks like. I figured I'd post this for people's future reference. I work at a fairly large <abbr...||AcquisitionsGuy||126||4 months 1 week ago|
|+33||Woodford + Creatine = GreatnessStory time. So last night I'm spinning my wheels in the wee hours, taking key bumps, waiting for pre-market. You know, usual weekday routine. I start clicking around WSJ and I see Shillary is leading in 4 key battleground states and that, combined with the coke, gets me mad. I almost reach...||Fear The Bulge||25||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+27||The Hedge Fund Experience - Good, Bad, Ugly<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted Feb 2009</em>
Since there aren't any decent/active discussions on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...||Mr. Pink Money||214||3 years 3 weeks ago|
|+26||JP Morgan Winning Women 2016 threadThis thread is for people applying to the bank's <abbr title="asset management
">AM</abbr> Winning Women events this October in <abbr title="New York City
">NYC</abbr> and Chicago. But feel free to follow and/or post if you're in another...||Potryasayushi||306||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+27||The Comprehensive List of Transfer Friendly Schools For Investment Banking<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 4/6/14 and ranks #31 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||SouthernAlpha||204||1 year 2 months ago|
|+28||Hedge Fund Guru Answering Inbox Questions Here. Thanks Mr. Pink MoneySome of these messages are very old but I'm going to answer them anyway b/c I’m in a helpful mood.
<strong>Question: How would I know what the career path for [this particular hedge fund]? </strong>
Every fund has their own "career path"...it just depends what...||Mr. Pink Money||97||3 years 10 months ago|
|+27||WH's Interview Stock Pitch Checklist<em>This was originally posted on 10/26/12</em>
For many positions, the stock pitch is the biggest part of the interview. It gives the interviewee the opportunity to explain his or her thought process and the way they evaluate an investment opportunity. It can separate the...||WhiteHat||180||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+28||Uncle Eddie's Ponderous Podcast PlaylistI listen to a lot of podcasts. I've almost always got one on in the background while I'm working (unless I really need to concentrate, in which case I use brain.fm). I'm amazed at how podcasts have taken the place of radio for so many people. With that in mind, I thought you guys...||Eddie Braverman||55||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+36||Recently received an offer from Goldman Sachs I recently accepted an offer from Goldman. I got 6 rejection letters from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> banks. Finally, on my last <span...||johnbates1776||42||3 weeks 5 days ago|
|+28||Ex-PE Guy Launches a Briefcase Company - Ask Me Anything!I've been on and involved with this site since its inception. It's been a sort of guide to me since I was a junior in college - it helped me break into banking and then <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr>. I've tried to give back over the years and am...||TheKing||140||2 years 10 months ago|
|+29||Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background.
A little bit...||LeveragedTiger||33||10 months 1 week ago|
|+27||I am leaving investment banking to be a copHi there folks, been some time since I last mingled around here.
So here's my story: Used to work in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions
">M&A</abbr> for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||TacoBanana||130||9 months 6 days ago|
|+28||30 Weeks Later (Associate Edition)### 30 weeks later: Associate Edition
Idea shamelessly stolen from @Sizzling_Biscuit" (<a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/30-weeks-later-re-imagined">30 weeks Later (Re-imagined)</a>)
**Week 1: Training**
You arrive through the glass doors in...||Synergy_or_Syzygy||26||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+28||Metaperception in Investment Banking In all industries, particularly Investment Banking, people struggle with the idea of perception. Sticky images, self-fulfilling prophecy, you name it. Ultimately, it really comes down to one concept: Metaperception.
People fail to realize the inherent traits of human nature and therefore form...||Sizzling_Biscuit||20||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+29||Damage Control: How to prevent small mistakes from destroying your "rockstar" statusWe'd all like to imagine that work will go smoothly 100% of the time. No mistakes, no blow ups with our bosses, no frustrations with the people below us. Just sunshine and rainbows every day. Huzzah!
Unfortunately, for most of us mere mortals at least, that isn't how it always works...||Ben_CharismaOnC...||19||10 months 4 weeks ago|
|+28||This forum helped me go from Blackstone to Facebook to YCombinator startup founder (rebrand.ly/getourchat). Ask me anything!Wow does this forum brings back memories! WallStreetOasis was a welcome discovery my freshmen year in college and I checked it religiously back then - trying to gauge the relative prestige and status of different firms and sucking in all the hilarious and offensive terminology along with it....||sometechfounder||91||4 months 1 week ago|
|+25||2017 Summer Citi Sophomore Leadership ProgramHey guys, I'm starting a thread for this program since first rounds are supposed to start coming out this week. Has anyone received anything yet?
<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #41 for the past year </em>||ibank2019||284||1 week 5 days ago|
|+25||Goldman Sachs HireVue Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs
">GS</abbr></a></span> through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear...||banker89978||272||3 weeks 2 days ago|
|+31||Day in the Life: Hedge Fund Associate - Investment Banking Background<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best posts of 2014, this originally went up April 2014</em>
***To wrap up our conversations on life at a hedge fund (as an associate) we reiterate that this what you should expect if you have an <abbr title="investment...||WallStreetPlayboys||71||2 years 11 months ago|
|+27||AM vs HF: The Business of Our BusinessHedge funds get all the glory... and now they're even going to get all the press, courtesy of the JOBS Act, and I'm more than excited to see who thinks they actually need to advertise to bring in the flows. However, while a hedge fund is structured to make one man insanely rich and a...||BlackHat||70||2 years 1 month ago|
|+29||Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out<h3>The Truth About The Back Office</h3>
Hey guys, so I know there are a few posts about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> (i.e Operations) on this site but I...||wannabeconsultant999||68||10 months 1 week ago|
|+34||Here is some life advice. Hope you'll find it useful.1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.
2. Stop talking about where you went to college.
3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.
5. It’s okay to trade the possibility of your 80s...||Passionate Investor||55||8 months 1 week ago|
|+28||Week 4 of IBD Internship: InitiationThis week's report is a continuation of <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/week-3-the-pitch">"Week 3: The Pitch"</a></strong>, <strong><a...||moneymogul||40||5 months 1 week ago|
|+34||A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting - The Most Exhaustive List On WSODiversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes...||dumbmonkey||32||1 month 1 week ago|
|+26||Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom BreaksWhen you work 80-hour weeks regularly and the staples of your diet are $25 Seamlessweb pasta dishes and burger combos, inevitably, nature is going to call – on your office line. For the majority of analysts on Wall Street, working at an investment bank is your first time in a professional...||Aaron Burr||130||2 weeks 2 days ago|
|+27||The Unconventional path to IB/PE (AMA)While taking the time to clean and organize my desk after a hectic 4-6 weeks engaged in a deal, I came across my old <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions"><abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> <abbr...||h3dgehog||20||9 months 8 hours ago|
|+23||The Real Estate Job Hunt - How are people doing?I'm curious to see how other WSOer's job search for <abbr title="commercial real estate
">CRE</abbr> is going. Are people seeing a lot of success or struggling?||Pocket_Rockets||417||2 days 12 hours ago|
|+26||Funniest Stories - The Analyst YearsAlthough working as an investment banking analyst was a living hell at the time, I now look back at my years with nostalgia. Luckily, as time passes, the 100 hour weeks just blend together and the pain has gone away. Of course, I'm still irrationally uncomfortable and nervous whenever I see...||SanityCheck||67||1 week 5 days ago|
|+25||Take a Knee: Trump, the NFL, and the First AmendmentIn case you've been under a rock or are outside the US, basically here's the TLDR. NFL players started taking a knee during the national anthem to bring awareness to police brutality against minorities (citing incidents like Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and others)....||thebrofessor||265||1 month 1 week ago|
|+26||Overview of Leveraged FinanceWe have not done an overview in quite some time and needed a post specific to Wall Street. This will elaborate a bit on our hedge fund posts and provide an overview for those that are interested in Investment Banking (You will work closely with Leverage Finance at some point in your career). As...||WallStreetPlayboys||42||8 months 2 days ago|
|+26||The Truth About MoneyI'm seeing a few subtle similarities in the economy today to three years ago, and though it would be precipitous to say a second dip is probably on the way, I don't think it hurts to share some of the wisdom I've gained over the past three years in personal finance.
When I...||IlliniProgrammer||40||5 years 11 months ago|
|+26||Global macro recruiting - a primer<Redacted> ||Burke||37||1 month 1 week ago|
|+26||An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT) - Part 2 of 2<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/14/14 and ranks #34 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||WallStreetPlayboys||32||1 year 3 months ago|
|+26||Performance of Top Tier vs. Bottom Tier Analysts (Q&A in Comments)<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/13/14 and ranks #30 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||WallStreetPlayboys||32||2 years 10 months ago|
|+25||MSF Class of 2018I created the last post about this time so I thought it would be a good time to get a new thread going. With many MSF/MMS programs starting their application cycle in the next couple of months I wanted to provide a place where people can post their profiles, ask questions or seek help. I've...||TNA||329||1 week 5 days ago|
|+26||Eight Habits of Top Bucket IBD Summers<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #20 and was originally posted 6/28/2015.</em>
When I was starting out in finance a while back, <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> was an amazing resource and...||TorontoMonkey1328||26||1 year 9 months ago|
|+18||2016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline MegathreadIt's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time!
We are all looking for...||23mishima||822||1 year 9 months ago|
|+25||Stop Using Your Mouse<em>Moderator note (Andy) This was originally posted on 7/9/12</em>
As summer has been moving along, I begin to notice more and more the inefficiencies out <span class='keyword_link'><a...||valuationGURU||114||1 year 4 months ago|
|+26||Preparing for the HF informational interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 12/27/09. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
I got a PM asking how to prepare for an...||Mr. Pink Money||14||5 years 10 months ago|
|+24||Cold-Emailing Guide.Hi guys,
I figured I would give this whole free online advice thing a try and articulate my thoughts on online networking.
In my experience, the success of a "cold call" is largely determined by the communication that precedes it. I’ve never actually had to “cold call” in...||Culcet||211||1 year 7 months ago|
|+25||Investment Banking Hours - What to Expect?<h3>Investment Banking Hours</h3>
<i> A typical investment banking analyst can expect an 80-hour week.</i>
<h4>The 100-hour Fallacy</h4>
Yes, there will absolutely be weeks where you will work a hundred hours, but those weeks are outnumbered by 80-hour...||Marcus_Halberstram||102||8 months 2 weeks ago|
|+26||IP Ban for Latest TrollsThis is more to catch the attention the mods if anything but is it possible to place an IP ban on a user? I, along with a lot of people, are definitely sick of the trolls that have been plaguing <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> for the past month and a half. I am...||CreditMadrid||86||4 months 1 week ago|
|+25||Physical Oil Trading Basics (Part 1 of 2)I have seen a few posts on the Commodities Trading forum asking about how petroleum <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> is priced, hedged, etc. I was reasonably high up...||Dr. Shakalu||69||3 weeks 6 days ago|
|+25||Ask me anything - Non Traditional Background to MM PE to H/S/WSo here I am, the prodigal son returning. I haven’t been on this site in some time but wanted to write this post to generate some helpful content as a way of saying thank you to Patrick and the rest of the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> team, as their site...||MPG||62||7 months 3 weeks ago|
|+25||2 Lessons Learned at 22<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/23/14 and ranks #35 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year...||ValueBanker14||62||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+20||2016 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to bookmark this page as this will be the cumulative thread for 2016 <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a...||wallstreethopeful17||561||1 year 9 months ago|
|+25||Don't Ignore That Cold Email - Here's WhyWhile I realize the bulk of the WSO population consists mostly of college students and young professionals, there is also a solid representation of what can be referred to as “experienced professionals” in the mix as well. Some of these individuals (myself included) might be newer to this...||Nefarious-||50||2 years 10 months ago|
|+26||Why I Left A Seemingly Perfect Megafund PE Gig For A Guaranteed Salary of $0.00<em>Note from Patrick: I'm excited to introduce Ben as a new contributing writer at WSO! A Wharton graduate, Ben has worked full-time in both investment banking and private equity.</em>
<h3>Today I woke up at 10:30am. Right on time. </h3>
I stayed up later...||Ben_CharismaOnC...||148||2 years 9 months ago|
|+26||760 on GMAT -- Game PlanHey everyone,
Just took my GMAT this morning and scored 760 (IR8/Q50/V44), which is at the 99th percentile. While this is certainly not the limit of what many of you could score, I think my experience going through the process might be valuable to share, so I'm hoping at least a few...||NoName||46||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+25||3 Myths About Excellence That I Used to Believe<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #18 and was originally posted 7/8/2015.</em>
This week, I want to share with you one of the sources that inspired my quest to deconstruct excellence. It was a fascinating (but very long)...||Deconstructing ...||46||2 years 3 months ago|
|+25||HF Analyst: The Things I Know For Sure<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/28/14 and ranks #24 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||valueisoverrated||45||2 years 11 months ago|
|+25||Gekko's Guidance (10 Rules to Interviewing) - Part 1 of ?<em>Mod note (Andy): "Blast from the past - Best of WSO" - while Eddie is away this month in his place we'll be posting up some of the most popular posts from the past. This was originally posted on 12/07/10</em>
Since everyone else seems to be jumping on the band...||Gekko21||45||5 years 1 week ago|
|+25||Crips vs. Bloods...which is more prestigious?<em>Mod Note (Andy) - Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted 2/28/12</em>
Tried the search function, but couldn't find anything.
I am a senior at a non-target. I wasn't able to get into banking. So I am considering alternatives to make some cash (high...||OMS||136||1 year 4 months ago|
|+25||How to Treat the New Blood: 3 Rules to Follow<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 2/7/13 </em>
Now, most of the posters on WSO aren’t managing anyone yet or even have anyone below them on the totem pole for at least a few years, but those that will (or have) may benefit from this...||SanityCheck||21||2 years 5 months ago|
|+29||Keyboard Shortcuts - I'm a huge nerdI think we need a dedicated thread for huge ibanking nerds like myself who are always on the lookout for new and better keyboard shortcuts.
Some have been posted in node 881 (link below) and I will consolidate those shortcuts into this thread. I||Nayls||101||2 years 11 months ago|
|+22||*CANADIAN* 2018 Investment Banking Summer Analyst mini ThreadI wanted to start a central thread where all Canadian undergrad students could comment and share inquiries, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...||johhnyboiiii||283||13 min 11 sec ago|
|+24||The Unintended Consequences of Self Driving Cars<p>I'm sure most of you caught the news a few days ago that <a href="https://www.tesla.com/blog/all-tesla-cars-being-produced-now-have-full-self-driving-hardware">every Tesla coming off the assembly line now has full self-driving hardware</a>. That was the...||Eddie Braverman||74||1 year 2 weeks ago|
|+24||Quit the Rat Race and Attempting a Comeback, Here's my AdviceHi fellow monkeys…
I’m a brand new poster but have been reading through these boards for a couple of months to pass the time. The preponderance of posts on here regarding happiness and the work life balance have compelled me to add my own .02 cents on these issues, mostly because I think...||TheGrind||51||8 months 3 weeks ago|
|+24||Does anyone need access to any models, research or training materials?If so, message me. Nothing proprietary here, of course.
Also, I will be checking out your posting history to make sure youre worthy of sharing, so if you have a higher post count/sb count, youll be more likely to get what you ask for. If you have a low post count/just joined a couple of days...||seabird||45||4 years 6 months ago|
|+24||UG PE Analyst - 2.9 GPA, no internship, non-target<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #25 and was originally posted 9/20/2015.</em>
<h3>From Non-Target Undergrad Straight to <abbr title="private...||Middle Market PE||41||1 year 6 months ago|
|+25||Evolution of the Financier<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 1/6/14 and ranks #28 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||rufiolove||41||2 years 10 months ago|
|+24||How I Fought My Way Back (Vol. Bruce Wayne in TDKR)<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 3/9/13.</em>
Hi there, fellow monkeys. Hope all is well.
I've been lurking here for a few years and didn't really get to posting until just recently. After some PMs regarding my...||EtherBinge||38||2 years 5 months ago|
|+24||AMA - Analyst at $1.5B Endowment FundI have been reading <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> for a few years now and would like to give back and help out all of the younger readers on here. When I was going through the interview process for my current role, I had a hard time figuring out what exactly I...||WpgJets||33||10 months 1 week ago|
|+25||Deaf Looking to Break In<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #15 and was originally posted 11/1/2015.</em>
Hey everyone! I have been following this site and enjoyed contents from different kind of people. Since my experience is unique, I decided to post...||ParkAveCapital||28||2 years 1 day ago|
|+24||In Defense of Eating AssI’m gonna start at 30 thousand feet here and zero in on my thesis because that’s what my english teachers taught me and I don’t wanna disappoint them if they’re reading this ‘in defense of eating ass’ blog.
So science says that men are attracted to women chicks with big tits, fat...||randy_eats||25||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+23||Leaving the buyside<em>Mod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/23/14 and ranks #26 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||endoftheroad||116||2 years 11 months ago|
|+22||How much money have you saved?I'm 25, and I feel like I have hardly any money saved. I'm looking at going to b-school soon, and will definitely have to take out loans. I don't think that's surprising, but it just got me thinking about how much is normal to have accumulated at this point in my...||Click OK to Continue||292||5 months 5 days ago|
|+24||More classics from resumes/cover lettersWe're digging through resumes for summer analysts again. Thought everyone might enjoy or benefit from a few of the real gems (all emphasis mine):
"Objective: To obtain an internship in the field of financial services to utilize my VAST analytical and quantitative...||Mis Ind||189||1 year 3 months ago|
|+23||Divorces: Beating the CourtsIn my earlier years I worked in audit, and was seconded onto forensic projects out of need for resource. I developed a knack for it, and have since worked on a lot of high profile cases (including some of the <span class='keyword_link'><a...||trazer985||78||1 year 2 days ago|
|+23||Sell Your Options Dearly: MARRIAGEAndy note: <em>"Best of Eddie" - while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week & next. If there's an...||Eddie Braverman||70||5 years 4 months ago|
|+23||AMA - Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====>Booth MBA/"Tier 2" ConsultingHi folks - I've been active on here for quite some time and thought I'd give back by sharing a bit of my background and providing some advice for those of us on the 'second chance' track.
I left my first degree (top 50 undergrad) with a sub 2.0 GPA after 2 years (family...||BreakingOutOfPWM||63||2 months 1 day ago|
|+26||Yes, You Are Having a Quarter Life Crisis (and it's ok)Hello everyone,
A big HELLO to those who can relate to this thread.
*Don't have to read.*
SHORT intro: I'm in my early 20's, went to a non-target school. Found my way to a storied and renowned <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> and secured...||itsanumbersgame||54||1 year 2 months ago|
|+23||Non-Target Freshman to Hedge Fund Internship <em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/29/14 and ranks #36 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||HedgeFundHopeful94||53||2 years 10 months ago|
|+22||AMA - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)Hi everyone! Long term user, but new account here to preserve my anonymity.
<h3>My background: </h3>
I'm currently a private equity analyst at one of the funds in the topic title. As some of our processes are slowing down, I wanted to check back into the forum and give back...||thewallstreeter200||143||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+24||A Non-Target's Perspective - My MM PE Recruiting Process It's been several weeks now since I received my offer from a top <abbr title="middle market
">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> firm. As several other users can attest to, the <abbr title="private...||ValueBanker14||38||6 months 1 week ago|
|+24||The Types of Monkeys in The Trading Jungle<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/23/14. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
The investment banking side of the business...||big unit||37||3 years 9 months ago|
|+24||Non-Target, Sub 3.5 GPA. FT BB IBDThis is an absolute must read if you're from a non-target! I will try to detail out as much of my journey as I can. This post is kind of long overdue; however, I feel like it's better late than never. (Even if it's really poorly written.)
I got an email around November of 2010...||GoW||37||1 year 10 months ago|
|+23||Basic Overview of the Consumer Sector<em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 12/7/14 and ranks #32 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a...||WallStreetPlayboys||35||2 years 10 months ago|
|+23||Three Things You Didn't Know About Becoming A Rock-Star Analyst<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 6/21/12.</em>
At the beginning of my analyst program i had a fixed-notion of what it takes to become one of the top-ranked analysts in my class, pocket top-bucket bonus and move on to a prosperous future...||wallstasks||28||1 year 8 months ago|
|+23||How to find a Meal Delivery ServiceWhen’s the last time you packed a lunch and took it to work?
If you’re on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> reading this and working in finance, I’m guessing the answer is <em>‘never’</em>.
A 60–100+ hour week doesn’t leave much...||Alistair-Clark||26||1 year 18 hours ago|
|+23||Investment Banking 2014: 6 Things To Know For MBAs<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this post originally went up on 9/22/14.</em>
<em>This comment was originally posted in <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-decline-of-mba-ocr#comment-1180319">The decline of MBA...||FormerHornetDriver||26||2 years 5 months ago|
|+24||What's the worst that can happen?Hey boys,
I'm in a bit of a pickle here at work and I need some opinions on how much shit I'm realistically in. For context, I am a top-performing second year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Johnny Peppers||122||11 hours 17 min ago|
|+26||A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO HellThank you to everyone on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> for giving me the tools and courage to pursue this huge career change. After 6 months of slowly decaying in a middle office role, I was finally able to land a <span...||thugnificent2123||21||5 months 4 weeks ago|
|+23||The 24 Interview Lessons I Learned on the Way to Getting My First Full Time JobHello all,
I was suddenly grabbed by an idea to write down the lessons I learned from the ten interviews across seven different positions and 6 different companies I attended in the past 2.5 months on the road to my first job out of university. I started brainstorming in rough chronological...||canarydwarf||20||1 year 11 months ago|
|+23||Private Wealth Management/Private Banking Guide for AssociatesOnce and for all - Here is the best guidebook I can give you for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth...||navyrugby||17||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+24||Ask Fake DickFuld January 2016Yes, you read that right. AndyLouis asked me to when I was going to do an AMA a year and a half ago or so in some random thread. I first researched what "AMA" meant and then realized it was a great opportunity. I had not really been in the DickFuld character yet and I truly never...||DickFuld||115||1 year 2 months ago|
|+24||Pay It ForwardI distinctly remember a phone call I made to a managing director at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/prudential" target="_blank">Prudential</a></span> Securities when I was in business school—I had cold-called him, done an...||Jared Dillian||13||1 year 7 months ago|
|+20||2017 APAC IBD Summer Analyst Interview UpdateDoes anyone know if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch"><abbr title="Bank of America Merrill...||VanPro||307||10 months 4 days ago|
|+22||Ask a VP in Equity Research anythingI haven't seen one of these in a while, so I figured I would start one. I am a Vice President in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>, with coverage of a selection of stocks...||Fanalyst||107||3 months 1 week ago|
|+32||PED GPAs Should Get an AsteriskI was having a conversation with my 6th grader the other day and almost gave my wife an aneurism. We were casually discussing school when the subject of one of his pals came up. This kid used to be a real paste-eater, and I'd be lying if I said I don't enjoy a little schadenfreude at...||Eddie Braverman||101||5 months 1 week ago|
|+22||Things Bankers say in emails Investment Bankers have a secret way of communicating with one another. Whether it's a discreet nod or those matching Ferragamo shoes/ties, bankers have a fraternal pact with one another that everyone outside the industry just wouldn't understand.
However, you'll soon realize...||Sizzling_Biscuit||90||2 months 4 weeks ago|
|+20||Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 IntakeHey Guys!
With regard to the above captioned subject, I'm looking to get in touch with candidates who have applied for Abraaj's GAP for the 2017 intake. In this regard, I'd be grateful if people can apprise about the status of their application process. Also, all those who are...||Sohail||256||3 hours 50 min ago|
|+21||2018 Full-Time IB Recruiting *DECISIONS* Timeline Megathread PageIs anyone else tired of seeing the decisions for their applications like 5 months later. I thought It might be a good idea for people to consolidate decision information in a separate thread from the recruiting one. Here it would be cool if you posted anything you may have heard back for...||Dorsia_||155||1 week 3 days ago|
|+23||My PE Recruiting ProcessPost #2: Update as of Feb 21, 2014
It has definitely been a stressful month. Recruitment has fully kicked off for me and I was surprised at the amount of traction I’ve gotten so far. With each interview, my responses have gotten better and I learned to <abbr title="balance...||ThatIsNotMyName||52||3 years 3 months ago|
|+22||Why We Hired a Non-Target 1st Year - IB AnalystSo apologize for the bad formatting here, no idea how to use this thing still but this should be helpful for guys trying to get into Wall St.
<strong>Here's the breakdown on how to stand out as a Non-Target.</strong>
After having an analyst <strong>already...||WallStreetPlayboys||45||3 years 1 month ago|
|+23||My Favourite Question For Wrapping Up InterviewsI don't remember where / who I stole this from, remember kids, there's no originality in banking, but my favourite question when they ask: "Do you have any questions for me / us":
What is it about my resume and experience that interest you.
It's a beautiful...||overpaid_overworked||44||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+22||Overview of Sell-Side M&AWould love it if some of the senior guys on this site would share their take on the process from client pitch to closed deal, and add anything I may have omitted.
<h3>SELL-SIDE <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions
<h4>1 -...||Keyser Söze 123||44||1 month 14 hours ago|
|+20||Prestigious PeteI would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete. I am a jealousy amalgam, created from combining all the conceited, self-assured finance super douches into one man called Prestigious Pete.
After finishing up at Andover, I went on to attend Yale University, where I majored in...||Prestigious Pete||241||7 months 1 week ago|
|+22||Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview <em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #31 and was originally posted 6/28/2015.</em>
<h3>Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview</h3>
I think the most useful threads I’ve...||BlueWing||38||2 weeks 6 days ago|
|+22||Take offer in diff city to get over a girl?It was the summer of 2014 when I first met her. We were both interning in the city; she was a year older and I met her when my friend, who was her roommate of 2 years, introduced us at a bar. Initially, I wanted to get to know her better so she could help me get a job – I wanted to line up an...||Parked on Park||35||3 months 1 week ago|
|+23||Allen & Co. - An In-Depth ReviewIn browsing this forum, I’ve come across some misinformation (or none at all) about Allen & Company. The firm has historically been shrouded in secrecy…until today. Hopefully, I can shed some light on this super-secretive firm. All information was gathered through online resources and...||Herbert Allen III||33||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+24||Blackstone / PJT Exit OppsA friend forwarded me this list of analysts / associates destination of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span> and PJT Partners (onwards) classes in New York and London. More info...||kingmark21||29||1 week 2 days ago|
|+22||16 Years On, Never ForgetIt is always this time every year that I find my mind wandering inexorably back to that place I was the morning of September 11, 2001, and how lower manhattan felt in the weeks and months that followed.
Unable to sleep last night, I stayed up late and wrote out something much, much longer...||Fugue||19||2 months 6 days ago|
|+22||Advice From an Advisor to Senior Wall Streeters<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #22 and was originally posted 9/20/2015.</em>
I'm so impressed by the thoughtfulness of the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> community and I wanted to...||geoffblades||13||1 year 10 months ago|
|+25||How I Taught Some Kid a LessonHappy Boxing Day all you hosers and tea-sipping limeys. Here in America I've been back at work since late afternoon yesterday. Markets may be closed, but I woke up Christmas morning unaided by stims and I chose to head into the office as soon as my family left so that boss man could see me...||Fear The Bulge||13||10 months 1 week ago|
|+22||How To Quit Your Job (And Still Win)You’re going to quit at least one job in your life, probably several. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month. You know what’s heartbreaking about that statistic?
Virtually none of those 2.8 million people know how to quit their job <i>and still...||geoffblades||11||1 year 1 month ago|
|+22||The Last "what should I do with my money?" Thread (hopefully)Since I became active in <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> several weeks ago, I've noticed a few threads on "I have this much money, what should I do with it?" And the amounts have ranged from $2,000 to $20mm, and to put it bluntly I'm tired of...||thebrofessor||108||1 year 6 months ago|
|+17||2017 FT IB Analyst Recruiting MegathreadWhen does <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> Analyst recruiting typically start? I am a recent graduate (May 2017), and am wondering when banks will start taking resumes/interviewing online, or via other...||myr899||505||11 months 4 weeks ago|
|+28||The Work Always Gets Done<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #16 and was originally posted 6/6/2015.</em>
<em>Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to read the comment below from @xqtrack" in response to the OP (36 silver bananas): [quote]This is the...||mergersandacqui...||95||6 months 5 days ago|
|+23||INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance CompaniesGiven that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a <abbr title="Wall...||WallStreetOasis.com||92||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+41||Classic Diversity RantHere we go again, boys. Diversity rant. Notice what I did there? I said "boys" because I'm sexist, right? Wrong. Am I sexist? Fuck yeah, if paying for everything and thinking (knowing) that men are better drivers is sexist. But no, I'm actually just speaking to my intended...||Fear The Bulge||84||1 year 1 month ago|
|+21||MSF Class of 2019Every year I do a post like this on about this date for students seeking admission. Most MSF/MMS program start their application cycle around this time so it is usually helpful. Prior years Q&A are listed...||TNA||180||1 day 11 hours ago|
|+21||Harvard Scammed by 23-Year Old<em>mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from May 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message.</em>
You'd think creativity would count for something. Adam Wheeler, a...||Eddie Braverman||73||5 years 3 days ago|
|+21||US military to H/S/W to buyside- AMAJust re-joined the full-time working world after two years at H/S/W caliber <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> program. Attended b-school after ~9 years in the US military working in the special operations community.
While in b-school, I did...||Kurtz83||71||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+23||Done123123Sorry had to take this away.||Banananker||69||2 years 10 months ago|
|+20||Advice for Princeton MFin ApplicantsAll,
Over the past two months, I have seen several threads asking for advice on applying to Princeton Bendheim's MFin program, what the school is looking for, and many other questions. People on the forums have pointed to me because I go to school there, and they think I have some clue...||IlliniProgrammer||165||8 months 1 week ago|
|+22||The Truth About Networking<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/24/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
From observing the general population in...||HowardRoark||64||1 year 10 months ago|
|+22||Minimalism and Wall StreetThis is going to sound pretty odd to some of you, but it's one of those macro trends that have been on my radar since roughly before the crisis started in 2008. I'm talking about the current trend toward minimalism in general and its many offshoots in particular, what long term impact...||Eddie Braverman||62||1 year 3 weeks ago|
|+21||AMA: Big Four Valuation Associate - Deciding Whether This Job Is Right For You<em>Mod Note (Andy) - This AMA was originally posted last year but @SeekingAlpha180" said he can still take questions from you (+new questions about his transition) </em>
<strong>3/7/16 update: </strong><abbr title="Wall Street...||SeekingAlpha180||61||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+20||Equity Research Q&A with Flake<em>Mod (Andy) note: This thread is from December '11, but Flake said he is still up for answering questions, so fire away</em>
Given the holiday season, I'm in a relatively good mood and feel the need to give back a little. I've seen a bunch of these "fielding...||Flake||152||8 months 3 weeks ago|
|+21||Goodbye JC100021, Hello Military_MBA_BankerHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
I recently changed my <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> handle from @JC100021" to this. You might also notice I went from Gorilla to King Kong & <span...||MPG||51||4 years 7 months ago|
|+21||Demystifying GSO Capital (Blackstone)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #33 and was originally posted 6/9/2015.</em>
I’ve been searching info about these guys for a while now.
There are few threads on WSO with some insight, but...||Kimura||44||2 years 5 months ago|
|+22||Accounting vs Finance: Part 1 – Career PathsIn this 4 part series I’ll be covering in depth the differences between a typical career in accounting starting in (Big 4) public accounting, and a typical career in finance starting in investment banking. First up in the series is a long term look at the career paths of...||Big4Bound||44||4 years 3 months ago|
|+21||3 Tips for Non-TargetsWell I did it. I landed an offer to be a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at an investment bank. Breaking into I-banking from a non-target may be a more common occurrence these days, but it is...||Smitty4526||39||1 year 7 months ago|
|+21||Most Frustrating Job Search StoriesSo I'll try to be short, but I had an incredibly frustrating story that I need to vent. So before the hardos on here come at me saying "Youre just mad you didnt get the position", let me say that you are completely right and I'll explain why.
I graduated from a small but...||VaRty Time||30||4 months 1 week ago|
|+21||Private Equity: How Many Models and Bottles Can I Really Buy on the Buy Side?I was startled to realize over the past Thanksgiving weekend that apparently my 4 years of collective indentured servitude at a bulge-bracket bank and mega-fund was of particular interest to people at WallStreetOasis. As such, I have decided to undertake to the best of my abilities a blog where...||10xleverage||27||6 years 4 months ago|
|+21||Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app processHello all, I'm new to this forum but thought I'd kick things off by trying to offer any advice I can on aspiring b-school applicants preparing for the fall 2016-17 application cycle.
I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no...||onlythestrongsurvive||27||1 year 9 months ago|
|+24||How to succeed post 20'sIn my early 20s, I really believed that in order to succeed all you need is work really hard. You gotta be gritty to succeed. You gotta put in long hours to be successful. You gotta be very good at technical things and establish yourself as a thought leader in particular domain. I don't...||Naoki Hanzawa||25||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+21||Energy Trading 101: The Crack SpreadGood afternoon, monkeys.
Listen: A crude and natural gas midstream firm like MarkWest Energy Partners and an oil refinery in the middle of Alabama will have different price exposures, and thus require different hedges to protect themselves in the event of future uncertainty. While not...||CaR||25||1 year 1 month ago|
|+25||How I went from 10 rejections to one dream internship this year.<h3>Finance Interviews: </h3>
Goldman Sachs 1st round. No.
Altamont Capital 1st round. No.
Bracebridge Capital 1st round. No
Bridgewater Associates 1st round. No.
Cornerstone Research 1st round No.
Analysis Group 1st round....||Pizz||23||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+21||Everything I wish I knew in BankingIt's a slow Friday, so figured I'd take a walk down memory lane... feel free to add things I miss.
<h3>1. Your reputation.</h3>
You are building your reputation on day 1, and the first 3 - 6 months will define your reputation for the next 2 years.
<h3>2....||Intern4ever||21||4 days 7 hours ago|
|+21||Common Pitfalls of Early Analyst Life & Unemployment<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #21 and was originally posted 5/1/2015.</em>
I wanted to share some insight on what it’s like having been through a few things after graduating from college. For reference, I graduated from...||M- Weintraub||19||2 years 6 months ago|
|+21||Firm E-mail FormatsFellow Monkeys,
If you're a non-target kid like me, you know the rules: network, network, network.
Personally, I enjoy it, so I made a little list that might help some people out there like me: e-mail formats for a handful of firms you all might be interested in. I stole from a few...||tangent style||16||1 year 4 months ago|
|+21||UK Non-Target to FT Analyst at Top Tier M&A FirmHi everyone,
This website has been incredibly useful to me, and I owe a lot of career success to it. It’s given me a lot of excellent insight into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr...||ZeTerminator||15||1 month 3 days ago|
|+21||A little advice from a F50 executiveSo I was in business class on an transatlantic flight the other day and ended up sitting next to a F50 executive. He was surprisingly friendly and started up a conversation with me (we were both boozing pretty hard, as one tends to do in business class). It was a fascinating conversation - this...||NuckFuts||15||8 months 3 weeks ago|
|+29||My Dating Philosophy<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #24 and was originally posted 3/21/2015.</em>
I figured I'd make this post mostly because it's a topic I enjoy water cooler or barroom talk about, and...||Easy C||112||1 year 10 months ago|
|+21||How IBD Makes (or Loses) Money and Why that Matters to YouInspired by @CompBanker" 's post on <A HREF="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-truth-behind-pe-compensation">"The Truth Behind <abbr title="private equity
Many junior <span...||TorontoMonkey1328||9||1 year 5 months ago|
|+20||Johnson (Cornell) 2nd Year MBA Ask Me Anything AMAInspired by a few of the other people (@"OpsDude", @"TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at Cornell's Johnson School. If you're only interested in <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business...||Masterz57||98||7 months 1 week ago|
|+22||2015-2016 salary & bonus discussionLet's talk about the 2015 - 2016 year bonus. Please list the firm, level, salary, bonus using the following format:
<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP...||bbcareerdreams||177||7 months 5 days ago|
|+25||Why YOU Aren't Converting Your Interview - DCF Example (No Math)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #23 and was originally posted 8/28/2015.</em>
<EM>Inspired by the <a...||TorontoMonkey1328||72||1 year 3 months ago|
|+22||So I heard You Want to Start Trading?Let me start off by clarifying. By <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> I’m not referring to investing or trading part-time while you do other things (such as hold down a full-time job). I’m...||The Uncontortionist||61||1 year 4 days ago|
|+24||America: We Had A Good Run<p>I can remember being excited to vote. No, seriously. I was actually excited to vote for Bush the Elder back in 1988. And I was never more excited to vote than I was for Perot in 1992. But that was the last time I was excited to vote for President. </p>
<p>I voted Dole in...||Eddie Braverman||58||1 year 6 days ago|
|+20|| AMA - I Work at Strategy&. ConsultingHere to answer your questions. A bit about me:
-Strategy& Senior Associate
-Graduated from <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools
">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> (class of 2015/16)
I'd prefer not...||StrategyAndWhat||58||1 week 1 day ago|
|+22||What I Look For When Hiring Junior TradersI’ve been asked before what it takes to get a junior trader role on my desk, and there seems to be a prevalence of topics on the forums about how to secure a job as a junior trader. Having once been a junior trader, and now having hired and trained a few throughout my career, I feel fairly...||BOTT1702||50||1 year 3 months ago|
|+20||Oil and Gas Overview<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #29 and was originally posted 1/10/2015.</em>
Hopefully this post will generate some debate with regards to profiting from the recent drop in oil prices. As we have...||WallStreetPlayboys||41||1 year 10 months ago|
|+18||Corporate Politics, Job Outsourcing, Might Get Fired, How To Play Cards?I’m in a corporate politics situation, which is an arena I’m not very experienced in, and am coming to you for advice. Please keep replies relevant to the topic at hand and not just calling me a bad person and whatnot. If you’re one of those “gung ho off to work we go” people who...||GoldenCinderblock||239||2 months 2 days ago|
|+19||AMA: Managing Director in the M&A and PE business w/ 20+ years experience <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best Posts of 2014 - this originally went up March of this year </em>
I am a 20+ year veteran and Managing Director in the M&A and <span class='keyword_link'><a...||WallStreetOracle||138||2 years 10 months ago|
|+21||7 Things I've Learned About Being A ManagerYou've just gotten that promotion and now you're in charge of a small team. Congratulations! And welcome to middle management. All the hard work and the knowledge you've developed about everything your firm does these past few years has been noticed. But, now you have a small...||mikesswimn||32||1 year 7 months ago|
|+21||Cryptocurrency: How to Not Lose Your Life Savings Hi Monkeys,
Long-time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> lurker here wanting to give back to the community. I am a college student who recently interned for a company in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space. With all the buzz around Bitcoin right now, I felt it would be...||duster1212||31||5 days 16 hours ago|
|+20||5 Steps To Effective NetworkingSo ever since I've posted my story on here (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/106-rejections-1-success-unquantifiable-perseverance">"106 Rejections, 1 Success & Unquantifiable Perseverance"</a>) and the follow up post detailing a few lessons I...||ValueBanker14||31||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+19||Finished 1st Year at HBS - Ask Me Anything (AMA)Approximately one year ago I did <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/headed-to-hbs-in-the-fall-ask-me-anything-ama">this AMA</a> about being accepted and attending <abbr title="Harvard Business School
A week ago I finished...||Deo et Patriae||131||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+19||Commercial Banking SVP Ask Me Anything (AMA)In the spirit of sharing, I figured I would set up one of these to help out those interested in learning more about Commercial Banking. As there is no separate sub forum, it is hard to find up to date/current info. Commercial Baking isn’t super sexy like <abbr title="investment...||CB SVP||127||2 weeks 4 days ago|
|+20||Use Thanksgiving to Set 2017 Goals<p>For about the past 25 years, Thanksgiving weekend has been the four most important days of my year. Not only do I love everything about Thanksgiving (the food, the family and friends, the pervasive feeling of gratitude regardless of circumstances), but for me it’s the most natural...||Eddie Braverman||27||11 months 3 weeks ago|
|+20||8 Rules to Live ByThe old guy here... A lot of people emailed me asking for life advice after I posted <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/15-career-steps">"15 career steps"</a>... Pull up your skirt and repeat diver John Chatterton's 8 "rules to live by." He...||IBGYBG||24||4 months 5 days ago|
|+20||WSO 2017 Investment Banking Industry Reports Released. Salary, Bonus, Employee Satisfaction, Average Hours Worked and More...Dearest <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> Members and Visitors:
I am excited to announce the launch of the <a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/investment-banking-industry-reports">2017 <abbr title="Wall Street...||WallStreetOasis.com||24||3 months 1 week ago|
|+20||Character: A valuable trait developed through adversity.There was a time when the term character was used to describe the quality of an individual. People of character were individuals who made good choices in spite of difficult situations. They chose to meet the challenges when they were tested by adversity. As a result of their actions and the...||Lone Wolf||21||11 months 4 days ago|
|+20||The Street Before Christmas 2013Merry Christmas Monkeys! </em>
<center><h3>The Street Before Christmas 2013</h3><br><h4>by Eddie Braverman</h4></center>
<center>'Twas the Street Before Christmas 2013
Just two days before the Wolf hits the screen
Spinning the...||Eddie Braverman||20||2 years 10 months ago|
|+27||Breaking into Banking is NOT Like Applying to College<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 1/14/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
I have seen a ton threads like "Chance...||Will Hunting||119||2 months 1 week ago|
|+20||DCF Myth 1: If you have a D(discount rate) and a CF (cash flow), you have a DCF!<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #35 and was originally posted 2/24/2015.</em>
Earlier this year, I started my series on discounted cash flow valuations (<span...||Aswath Damodaran||19||2 months 6 hours ago|
|+19||Unbelievable! Detailed WSO Success Story: How I Broke into Equity Research<em>Mod note (Andy): this was originally posted on 8/15/12</em>
Hello fellow monkeys,
I wanted to take some time to write this because I definitely owe it to this community. Last week, I was given a verbal offer to work in Equity Research full-time, at a well-known bank,...||erwannabe||114||3 weeks 3 days ago|
|+19||Teller's Comprehensive Guide to Diversity RecruitingI'm creating this thread because I think that diversity recruiting is a powerful tool that is very much underutilized. Just about every <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...||Teller||111||1 year 7 months ago|
|+22||Non-Target to MM IB: My AdviceAlthough I’m not as interesting as the Tibetan monk who realized his true passion is staring at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> 18 hours a day, hopefully I...||anonymous_789||6||12 months 2 days ago|
|+19||I am a Hedge Fund recruiter AMAI work with equity L/s arms of the multi-managers and single managers. A little about me: I don't come from typical financial services major nor have I ever wanted to be an IP myself. All the same, I love my job and don't wouldn't trade it or my firm for the world. Happy to answer...||Ekoa||96||2 months 4 weeks ago|
|+23||To All the Hillary Supporters that are allowing themselves to be spoon Fed by Main Stream Mediahttp://www.wsj.com/articles/rigged-was-hillary-clintons-fbi-case-1476831990
I'm not a huge fan of Trump but IMO he's a better option than Hilary.
Shit is so rigged... And Trump isn't like all the other puppets.||BEAST MODE TRADER||196||1 year 2 weeks ago|
|+19||How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours<em>Moderator note (Andy): this was originally posted on 5/17/12, <strong> <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/phantombankers-gmat-study-guide">Here is the link to his study guide</a></em></strong>
Background: I recently took the <span...||phantombanker||95||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+19||2018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Megathread: August 15th and BeyondAPPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS
Now that early recruitment is wrapping up, most of the applications are open (minus some boutiques) and the previous thread has hit 1K comments, I thought it would be best to create another thread so people don't have to scroll through 6 pages to get...||LBOver||91||1 month 1 day ago|
|+20||Some Thoughts on Private Equity Interview Case StudiesThe infamous <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/the-wso-private-equity-interview-prep-package">private equity interview</a> is enough to make seasoned top bucket analysts quiver in their boots. When you go through the interview process with private equity firms,...||TheKing||80||1 year 2 months ago|
|+20||I did it.<em>mod note: this was originally posted on 6/25/12; definitely one of the most inspiring stories of the year posted on the site</em>
I finally landed a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo"><abbr...||Buddyfox||72||3 years 1 month ago|
|+20||Trader Documentary - Paul Tudor Jones (Must See)Below is a link to the Paul Tudor Jones documentary video that shows him predicting the 1987 Crash (he tripled his money during it). This is a must see for any trader and shows the legendary trader in action before he became a billionaire.
Although the video was shown on public television in...||Gekko21||60||1 month 5 hours ago|
|+20||How PWM really works (part 1): past, present, future, and $$$Hey guys, Andy had asked me a while ago to do a blog on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span>, so I figured I'd give it a whirl despite this forum...||thebrofessor||60||2 years 11 months ago|
|+19||Corporate Development: my experiences and background<strong>Background</strong>
I started my career in <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...||HashtagCorpDev||55||6 months 6 days ago|
|+19||From State School to IBD to MM PE: AMA<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this AMA originally went up last December but @THE PsYcHoLoGy" wrote and said he could still answer questions</em>
<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>, I joined this site during my junior year of college, and it has proved...||THE PsYcHoLoGy||53||1 year 8 months ago|
|+19||Tricks of the TradeJust want to share best practices and hear what other people do to be more efficient.
I'm wrapping up 1st year associate in middle-market growth equity shop...
* Keep a folder for each portco in outlook where I save all correspondence
* Save all...||babymonkey357||51||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+18||J.P Morgan Asset/Wealth Management Video InterviewI have a interview with J.P Morgan where I have to answer 4 questions on video, but there is not an interview on the other side. Has anyone had any experience with this?||dk24||148||2 days 7 hours ago|
|+19||Officially Out of the HF BusinessMight as well make it official and say I have left the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund
">HF</abbr></a></span> business to pursue...||Mr. Pink Money||45||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+19||Random Thoughts on the HF IndustryIt’s been a while since I posted (sorry @AndyLouis") so I decided to come back with something a little different from my previous posts. I’ll continue the E&F posts at some point, but given recent market conditions I thought this was more appropriate. The below is a compilation of...||BlueWing||43||1 year 7 months ago|
|+16||M&A Interview Questions (Levels 1 through 4)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #46. This one was originally posted 8/16/2015</em>.
<h3><abbr title="mergers and acquisitions
">M&A</abbr> Interview Questions - Can...||TorontoMonkey1328||339||1 month 5 days ago|
|+19||Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1<p>I haven’t written about Bitcoin on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about it on the site over the past few weeks due to the recent price movements. There’s a lot to cover so this might stretch into...||Eddie Braverman||36||4 months 4 weeks ago|
|+19||WSO's Best Real Estate BooksPeople ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss <a...||CRE||33||6 days 10 hours ago|
|+18||BlackRock Virtual Cover Letter HireviewHas anyone applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">BlackRock</a></span> to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not sure what to expect so if...||mb317||132||1 day 2 hours ago|
|+19||A Trading Story :Encouragement for the rest of usI have decided to post my experience for what it is worth. I do not expect this to follow the standard format of posts in this forum I am merely here to present to all of you a story that could have helped me and given me encouragement in the darkest days of the sales and <span...||ColdmanFachs||31||4 years 6 months ago|
|+21||Makena Capital For all interested in Investment Analyst internship at Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park...
In California: (1) 45 minute interview on-campus with two interviewers and questions are simple like walk me through your resume, why <span...||callibsunite||30||1 year 1 month ago|
|+19||DB Oil & Gas Primer 2013I've been getting a lot of PM's for this primer so I thought I upload it here.
Cheers,||cseto1||29||2 years 11 months ago|
|+19||Congratulations to the 2015 WSO Forum Member of the Year: DingDong08<em>Mod Note (Andy): I'm posting this under DingDong08's account so he can reap all the silver banana love :-) </em>
Winning by an astounding margin (33% of the votes vs 14% ), congratulations to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> super...||Dingdong08||20||1 year 9 months ago|
|+18||How to negotiate for more money during the interview process<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/22/12</em>
So, this question keeps coming up, "if I negotiate with a prospective employer, will I piss them off or ruin my chances?" I wanted to share the perspective of the person hiring...||SirTradesaLot||112||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+19||Random Musings on the HF Interview Process<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #26 and was originally posted 8/23/2015.</em>
This is far from a definitive guide but should give you a high level overview on how to think about the process....||Mr. Pink Money||10||2 years 2 months ago|
|+18||AMA: GS Special Situations >> Founder of a Private Equity StartupMy experience bridges three worlds: investment banking, private equity, and startup life.
Here’s my story, in a nutshell:
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin's Plan II and Business Honors programs and was hired directly out of undergrad to <span...||powers99||101||1 year 7 months ago|
|+18||AMA: Credit Analyst at +$5B Distressed ShopHave lurked on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> on-and-off since pre-crisis days. Reading the material on here helped me get my first internship - time to give back. Happy to answer anything and everything. Quick background below.
- Beginning third year as...||valueisoverrated||100||1 year 2 months ago|
|+22||Don't Masturbate. Don't Look at Porn.In fact, delete all your porn and your LatinaMilf links. I did a while back and it's helped my life immensely. Obviously, this is anecdotal evidence on my part, but if you want some real evidence:
There are also a bunch of great Ted Talks (Google it) on why...||GoldenCinderblock||92||7 months 4 days ago|
|+19||Trump supporters - Has Trump gone too far?Let me start off by saying that although I wish to voice some personal sentiments, I am primarily trying to quench my curiosity regarding the matter. I hope my fellow monkeys will understand that this is not intended as a provocation.
As a Swede, and much like the rest of the world,...||kallester||283||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+18||Stimulants 101: How to wake yourself up and get shit done (without destroying your long-term health)If you're reading this, I'm assuming you take a shit load of stimulants to stay awake and get work done.
It's the only option on those days where you've been grinding through mind-numbing <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Alistair-Clark||81||5 months 3 weeks ago|
|+17||What do you Drive and What's your Dream Car?Ladies and Gentlemen, I know a whole lot of you are in NYC or cities where vehicle ownership doesn't make sense, but if somehow you do or for others in places where you have to own a car to get around...
1. What is your current ride and why?
2. What's your dream...||Ebolamonkey||270||3 weeks 4 days ago|
|+19||The Definitive Top 10 Alcoholic BeveragesLet's talk booze. You all knew the time would come that the discussion would branch out from my tried and true (WoodfordandCreatine™) and get more adventurous. There's no rules when it comes to alcohol, except obviously don't be a pussy. Try everything once.
Also, girl drinks...||Fear The Bulge||66||1 year 4 days ago|
|+19||USA: 50 Things I Miss & LoveWith all the negative light on our country this week I thought there would be no better time to get this post up. And also probably good to write all this before the election, and before I return to spend more time in the US.. So for simplicity sake I'm writing these in generalizations as...||AndyLouis||58||1 year 2 days ago|
|+22||In Response to “20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get”<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/15/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
Jason Nazar, a contributing writer for...||CRE||58||1 year 1 month ago|
|+18||Attached - Equity Research Template ExamplesHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
A lot of people have asked me for equity/industry analyst report templates. In response I have attached a few <span class='keyword_link'><a...||rajsmith||56||2 years 1 month ago|
|+18||I DID IT!!!I did it!!!
For those who are not in the know here is a quick recap. I was offered a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo"><abbr title="front office
">FO</abbr></a></span>...||paulydreamer||54||3 years 12 hours ago|
|+19||Is Social Class Still an Issue in Investment Banking? For years, the investment banking sector has prided itself on the idea that it is fiercely meritocratic. Those who work hard succeed, and those who don't get chucked out fast if they don't make the grade. Recent research, however, has shown that the industry is dominated by people...||Tiger16||54||2 weeks 2 days ago|
|+18||Company Email Addresses GuideHey fellow monkeys,
It seems like we get posts every month about the email address of certain banks. I decided to make a list of all the banks/hedge funds/prop shops
Here it is:
The <span class='keyword_link'><a...||jimz||53||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+18||Non-Target, Cold e-mailing to Multiple BB / MM SA Offers -- Yes it can be Done!All,
I've been reading WSO for quite a long time, but this is my first and perhaps my last serious post about myself.
A bit about my background: I am a junior studying finance at a 200% Non-Target university (yes, there are baby sitting positions on my school's career site,...||Whiskey5||53||2 years 8 months ago|
|+28||Accidentally Punched MD in the FaceIt's my birthday today, and learned that my GF paid for a 1 week vacation for the both of us to go to Cleveland. My natural excitement made me spin out of my chair, get up, and swing my fist into the air. I did all of this so fast that I didn't realize my Managing Director was right...||Goldmansak||52||1 year 4 months ago|
|+17||Is it true that Tobin & Company doesn't pay their analysts?I had a friend who used to worked with a few people from Tobin tell me that analysts at Tobin don't get paid unless they're there while a deal is closed. In that case, they'll receive a bonus/stipend or something like that.
Does anyone know if this is true??? I've heard...||DwyaneWade3||152||3 days 3 hours ago|
|+18||My Life - How I got into PE This is my story of how I got into <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr>. Just want to point out that there are some non-standard paths out there. I thought I would share it if it can inspire some kids on the website.
<strong>Below is the full story, but from all...||rastarocket||45||3 years 5 months ago|
|+19||In This Business, You Need A Hobby—I’m A DJ<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #30 and was originally posted 9/6/2015.</em>
<em>Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market...||Jared Dillian||39||2 years 2 months ago|
|+16||MSF Question and Answer<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015. This one was originally posted 6/30/2015.</em>
I get a ton of emails and answer a ton of posts asking similar questions so I thought I would answer the most common ones I get here...||TNA||239||1 year 2 weeks ago|
|+19||Sales - debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to <abbr title="Wall Street...||Disjoint||38||1 year 3 weeks ago|
|+18||Most Badass Intern Story? I love the stories of interns crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite end of the spectrum? ||cabbagecorpIPO||135||5 months 2 weeks ago|
|+29||Shitty Networking 101Welcome to the school of shitty networking. There will be future courses, but here's an intro.
I receive messages on nearly every social media platform (even Tinder) from people trying to get a job. Some are fine, and I just ignore them. Some are spineless, or insane, or so terribly...||Fear The Bulge||34||1 year 1 month ago|
|+19||Free Resume ReviewsI am doing some work with U of Houston on resume prep so working on getting more exp on helping students with their resumes. Only way I know how is to actuallty review and help.
Join <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/energy-trading">energy...||monty09||34||1 year 11 months ago|
|+18||After all the hardwork, it paid offNon-target story where I landed a good offer. Moral though is Non targets if you’re reading this: <strong> This process is much harder than most believe. Do not underestimate the amount of luck involved which means you need to have the part you control 100% down. Stories, technical,...||zeroblued||33||3 years 8 months ago|
|+19||Adam the Analyst - Episode 1: Introduction<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursdays - this was originally posted 09/2010</em>
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/20_uWZT-W8U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
PLEASE...||AdamTheAnalyst||29||3 years 6 months ago|
|+14||Interview Questions: Tell Me A Joke...I recently went for a <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide-to-finance-interviews">finance interview</a> at a smaller shop. The interviewer asked me to tell him a joke. I blanked.
I ended up saying:
<em>"A man walks into library and approaches the...||chan.kw||428||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+18||To All Freshman and SophomoresSo I have been asked twice in the past week by ambitious young monkeys "What are the best sources to learn to build a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">financial...||Rags to Hermes||25||1 year 5 days ago|
|+18||Not all paths lead through IB- what to do if you don't have an offer yetThis is another post to help those of you who are having trouble landing a FT offer or an internship in finance relieve some of that stress. It is very easy to get caught up in a downward spiral of gloom when things are not working out. It may be that you don’t get a call back after...||Saad Qazi||24||3 years 8 months ago|
|+20||Avoid a Classic Mistake: Don’t Be a ‘Try Hard’I’ve written before about how your relationships at work are <em><u>everything</u></em>.
If your bosses like you, you get better assignments, more favorable reviews, honestly you even get paid more and promoted over co-workers that probably deserve it more than you...||Ben_CharismaOnC...||23||1 year 2 months ago|
|+18||Keeping Up with the Zuckerbergs (Learning About/Staying Up-to-Date on the Tech Industry)Now that I’m in the real world (and working in tech banking), I hear from a lot of students claiming they’re interested in working in/around technology, and asking for advice on how to learn more about the industry and keep up with trends. In order to save myself some time and not be forced...||7xEBITDA||23||1 year 1 month ago|
|+18||Credit Analyst AMABackground: I work for one of the largest banks in the world by assets, in credit analysis. My job is basically to analyze the credit risk of large corporates (generally more than $1Bn in revenue). Products are not limited to loans and revolvers, but extends to everything under the sun that is...||N0DuckingWay||118||3 months 1 week ago|
|+18||AMA From a Semi-Target Lower GPA to a Hedge Fund and Bulge BracketMy story to get to where I did is a very strange one. I went to a semi target school, had an OK GPA, didn't join any finance clubs, and had zero connections into the business. At this point I was pretty much shunned and didn't get any interviews at a bank, even regionals. I personally...||Joobacca||18||2 months 4 weeks ago|
|+18||DeletexxxSorry folks, people have started sending me creepy messages identifying me. I think it's just a friend f*cking with me, but going to delete this out of an over-abundance of caution. ||OpsDude||116||2 years 9 months ago|
|+18||How I'll survive graduation and you will toMy fellow Graduating Monkeys,
By now you’ve walked across stage and grabbed your hard earned diploma. You’ve learned everything from how to cram for tests, change your major (multiple times), and put in the minimum effort to achieve the greatest return. If you had any sort of social...||da chief||12||4 months 1 week ago|
|+18||A Cover Letter Template for Investment Banking<h3>Investment Banking Cover Letter Template</h3>
NOTE FROM WSO:
*Attached at the **bottom of this post** is an investment banking cover letter template that is sometimes used for <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> <span...||econ||10||5 months 2 weeks ago|
|+18||Qualities of a Great InvestorMod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #44. This one was originally posted 10/19/2015.
If you've seen some of my other posts you know that I'm not a stock picker, deal maker, or quant - I'm an...||BlueWing||8||1 year 10 months ago|
|+16||Day 9: Why I Won't Date Bankerella<em>Andy note: See <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/a-male-banker-on-dating-female-bankers-2012-8">"A Male Banker Describes A Typical Female Banker In NYC — And Why He Won't Date One"</a> on BI yesterday.</em>
This post was inspired by...||Human||198||4 years 1 month ago|
|+21||Women in the Workplace Pt 2: Rigged Markets, Inside Information, and the “Softer” SexMy <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/women-in-the-workplace-how-do-you-guys-deal">original post</a> on women in the workplace caused something of a commotion. I hadn't planned on a follow up, but @GLCIB27" forgot to check her privilege, so here we are...||surferdude867||95||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+17||AMA... 3rd year ER analystI have been an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity research
">ER</abbr></a></span> analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||saracen||93||2 years 9 months ago|
|+17||AMA: A Bored Financial AdvisorHello everyone. I've lurked here on and off over the years and realize there isn't much activity regarding wealth management, but thought I'd register anyway. I'm in my 30s, at an independent broker/dealer, been doing this over a decade (after getting my B.S. in finance and...||wrapfee||87||3 weeks 1 day ago|
|+17||Ask an experienced senior analyst anythingSo I'm feeling a bit generous over the holidays. So have at it kids, ask away. Straight-dope answers will be provided.||Frank Rizzo||86||2 months 1 week ago|
|+17||11 ways to Fake Work like everyone else in your office<em>mod note: this was originally posted on 7/11/12</em>
Everyone’s on vacation. You’ve pretty much done minimal work the last week because you were celebrating your independence. Let's face it, you've probably checked out since memorial day weekend and now begins the...||minibar||82||1 year 9 months ago|
|+18||Jedi looking to Lateral into IBanking<em>mod note (Andy): this was originally posted on 6/20/2011 and was voted one of the top threads of 2011</em>
I’m a jedi knight looking to break into investment banking. I went through the jedi academy (it was kind of one of those things where they recruited me when I was...||JKnight||65||1 year 8 months ago|
|+14||Private Equity vs Hedge Funds: 4 Key DifferencesFull disclosure, I'm biased to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> path, but have friends at top PE shops. First things first, PE and...||alpha mail||363||2 years 6 months ago|
|+16||What are your goals for 2017?Evening Monkeys,
@Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual...||Dedline||161||6 months 6 days ago|
|+16||2018 IB Summer Analyst Recruiting Timeline - Hong Kong/SingaporeI know there's an informative megathread discussing US-focused <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> recruiting for 2018, and I'd like to start a new one for those specifically interested...||MarleyT||161||1 day 15 hours ago|
|+17||Self-Important Graduation Posts on LinkedINHas anyone else been on LinkedIN lately to see a bunch of posts something along the lines of "Pleased to announce I graduated (honors degree) from (ivy league school) and will spend the next year volunteering to save the sea turtles from racial microaggressions before beginning my job with...||timetogetserious||60||5 months 1 week ago|
|+17||How to Start Trading (Compliments of Bondarb)There have been a few requests to find the classic post by Bondarb, so it made sense to sticky it. This is what he wrote:
<strong>Here is how you learn about <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Revsly||57||1 year 2 months ago|
|+17||No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)Starting a thread for mid-career finance professionals. Where did you guys go after banking? I ended up in <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> myself, but man, it's hard. Seems <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> is all about the...||earthwalker7||57||8 months 1 week ago|
|+18||Venture Capital Associate Fielding Questions<em><strong> mod (Andy) note:</strong><em> this was originally posted in July but he's still answering q's for those interested in <abbr title="venture capital
In following the solid threads of the 10x leverage,...||JimmyDormandy||145||3 years 6 months ago|
|+17||What your managing director says and what he actually means?My managing director always tells me, "Keyser, have a good weekend."
What my managing director actually means is, "Keyser, Bend over."
...and I fall for it every time.
Curious to hear what fallacious things your MD tells you?||Keyser Söze 123||44||2 months 4 weeks ago|
|+17||You Miss 100% Of The Shots You Don't TakeIt was a standard Sunday for JRMM – Woke up entirely too early, ate breakfast, watched SportCenter, then had to kill time before the start of day 4 of the tourney. I had just gotten home from hitting golf balls and was about to firmly plant my ass on the couch for the remainder of the day...||JrMistMaker||43||3 years 7 months ago|
|+17||3 Key Tips for Getting an ER InterviewBack when I was applying for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity research
">ER</abbr></a></span> associate positions, I was really struggling. Only a handful of...||NoEquityResearch||42||1 week 2 days ago|
|+17||Non-target student with full-time offers to 2/3 MBB's. Ask me anything! Hey everyone, this site has been fairly helpful to me throughout the last few years, so I figured it was finally time to give back. I'm currently in my senior year of undergraduate, and I have offers from 2/3 MBBs (made it to final rounds at the 3rd, but was rejected after final round). I...||lazy_overachiever||40||2 months 3 days ago|
|+17||As my username suggests, not sure what to do...First year <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> associate...rolled into <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> without much of a break once I got done with my third year in banking. As my username suggests, I am fully burned out, and was fully...||FullyBurnedOutMonkey||37||1 year 5 months ago|
|+18||"Getting Laid in College is Somewhat Overrated" [quote="<span itemprop="name">Attack_Chihuaha</span>"]<p>getting laid in college is somewhat overrated</p>[/quote]
4/30/2017, Never Forget.
How do you all feel about this? What are some other things that are overrated?...||FratLord||34||6 months 2 weeks ago|
|+17||For One Day Longer<em>Andy note: "Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from September 2011 . If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message.</em>
I'm going to keep this short because I have no doubt that you'll be inundated with 9/11...||Eddie Braverman||32||5 years 2 months ago|
|+18||Farted in Pipeline Meeting - Advice needed immediatelyIt was horrible. Smelled like someone killed a fat skunk with an egg stick. The two MDs in the room gave me the most evil stare I've ever seen...even worse than when I royally screwed up on a deal. Any help on what I should do to apologize? Thank goodness a couple analysts were there to...||Goldmansak||30||1 year 4 months ago|
|+17||For Those of You Unable to Secure Investment Banking Internships - Keep Your Head UpI know summer recruiting is winding down and a few of you are probably freaking out. There was another thread a few weeks ago called <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/on-losing-failure">On Losing & Failure</a> that I would recommend reading if you haven't...||kinginthenorth||29||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+17||Non-Target to [Insert Goal Here]I probably receive a few PMs a month from people who are from some variation of an out of favor background for Wall Street/Investment Banking/Private Equity. It varies from institution, to GPA to current professional position, and all of the above.
The most common question I'm asked is:...||Marcus_Halberstram||28||3 years 1 month ago|
|+18||New WSO Podcast Launched! Subscribe TodayHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> Community - we're super excited to (finally) announce the launch of the Wall Street Oasis Podcast!!!
The Wall Street Oasis podcast offers the same trusted content you love from the site with even deeper access to the...||WallStreetOasis.com||27||6 months 2 weeks ago|
|+17||Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in...||WallStreetOasis.com||25||3 weeks 5 days ago|
|+16||Ask me any question you have about Prime BrokerageI realized that there really isn't much information on prime brokerage on this site, even though it has been a significant source of revenue at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge...||DrNo||124||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+23||How to be a good employeeI’ve been writing for this site on and off since 2012, and while I don’t work in the banking business per se, I work in a related field, and I’ve been lucky enough to have employed five great analysts over the years. So at age 43, and having been an employer many times over, I have a few...||Jared Dillian||20||6 months 1 day ago|
|+17||Another take on OCR recruiting (the ones that did everything right)<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #34 and was originally posted 10/8/2015.</em>
I wrote this because while <a...||Mephistopheles||18||2 years 1 month ago|
|+17||Extremely Robust Growth Projected - 132 hour work week All right, fellow monkeys. I'm on the tail end of a 132-hour workweek, so just a brief post today.
So there I was, middle of the night, massaging an industry growth chart into an artificially-rosy picture that makes our pitch more attractive (a procedure that many of you will be...||bankerella||16||1 year 1 month ago|
|+17||The Power of Habit<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #50. This one was originally posted 6/20/2015</em>.
Written by Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg, 2012 New York Times bestseller <em>The Power of...||Deconstructing ...||13||2 years 4 months ago|
|+17||Cioffi Comes to Terms with ObscurityDisgraced <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/jpmorgan-chase">Bear Stearns</a></span><a href="http://www.observer.com/2010/wall-street/ralph-cioffi-after-fall"> hedge fund manager Ralph Cioffi</a>...||Eddie Braverman||12||7 years 2 months ago|
|+17||Distressed Debt Investing (Real Estate)Using debt to invest in real estate has evolved over the last 30 years, and significantly changed after the subprime mortgage crisis, when more stringent regulations were introduced into the system. Looking back at different WSO Real Estate topics, there are a lot of posts regarding financing,...||Gene Parmesan||9||1 year 6 months ago|
|+17||My Take on Deciding Between Top Summer Analyst OffersI recently gave a piece of advice to a buddy's younger brother who was choosing between some great <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> offers. I wanted to share it with all you young masters of the universe as well.
In this specific case, my friend's...||bluelabel||4||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+16||Ask Me Anything: Post-MBA IBD Associate at BB (NYC)<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
I’ve been a long time lurker, but just recently started posting on this site. So to give you a little background: I graduated UG from a semi-target college (think UVA/UMich/CMU) with a humanities degree (think Political...||LotusBlue||95||10 months 1 week ago|
|+16||Anyone Play Videogames?Hey everyone, I've seen the discussions about cars, bikes and watches so wanted to bring this up considering I think these are pretty popular. Unfortunately, I think the gaming industry has really been quite lackluster in the last decade or so, pretty much like the film industry.
Most...||FaberGrad||186||7 months 3 weeks ago|
|+18||The Intellectual Yet IdiotMust read article by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (link below):
[quote]The Intellectual Yet Idiot
What we have been seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking “clerks” and journalists-insiders, that class of...||Matrick||82||11 months 2 weeks ago|
|+16||Can we get a STICKY for our RE board for a) Underwriting models to be posted/shared; b) Current salary comps across industryWhat do you guys think? This would be very useful to many of us.||BakersDozen||82||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+18||The Drunk MD StorySo last weekend, I decided to get shit-faced because I had a rough week. The typical…lack of sleep, lack of social life, and lack of sex. I wanted to have fun tonight, regardless of my state of mind. I could have easily went back home and fell asleep in 5 minutes, but fuck it. It’s Friday...||atmosphere||80||4 years 3 months ago|
|+16||Putting It Out There - the storySo as I've been asked for 'my story' but have never really done it in a full, comprehensive way... here we go.
I was born back in 1985 to two parents who realized they were going to become parents when they were 16 and 17 years old. Both of them dropped out...||shorttheworld||75||5 years 4 months ago|
|+16||Convert Your Summer Internship Into a Full-Time Offer<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 7/6/12.</em>
As a former summer/fulltime investment banking analyst, I’ve seen a few waves of Ivy League migrant workers come through New York.
<b>A few tips for success for the upcoming crop...||Aaron Burr||74||2 years 8 months ago|
|+23||What if Goldman Sachs & J.P. Morgan merged together?I know this sounds insane! But theoretically speaking what if <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...||JackTheBad||68||1 year 4 weeks ago|
|+18||Resume and cover letter - a reviewers perspectiveI just read through a stack of cover letters and resumes to prepare for a summer intern interview day. Here's some comments from the perspective of a late 30s banker on the interviewer side of the table.
<br><ol><li>Every cover page and resume looks the same. I skim...||SSits||65||2 months 1 week ago|
|+20||VP screwed me over at superdayHey all,
This is really bugging me. Recently had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> with the regional office of an <span class='keyword_link'><a...||throwaway_999||62||4 months 1 week ago|
|+16||Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in Canada**EDIT**: Changed rankings to place Ivey in 1st place instead of UBC Sauder PMF as people I've talked to think it's unfair to compare the top 7 kids at Sauder to entire schools. And, to be fair, the top 7 kids at Ivey/QC place comparably to Sauder PMF kids and Sauder as an entire...||thefinancekid||62||3 months 1 week ago|
|+15||Notorious Investment Banking Groups and War StoriesMonkeys,
What are some of the most notorious "Groups" on the street? This can include massive jerks, (overly 100+ regularly) abusive workloads, or just old school street mentalities. For example, I've heard <span class='keyword_link'><a...||DealTeamSix||162||3 weeks 6 days ago|
|+16||Series 79 free study guideI have a very detailed outline that I'm going to make available to the forum. Either through a editable gdoc or through a personal wiki. Frankly, we all spend way too much time studying / preparing for the exact same things.
I'm hoping that a few people will taking it upon...||Trnr13||61||1 week 5 days ago|
|+17||This Is What I Read Every Morning.Ask anyone what to read to stay informed, and 10/10 of people will tell you to read the WSJ (as you should) but what do you supplement it with? Personally, I subscribe to a few newsletters listed below. Are there any others you read that you recommend?
Deal Book...||Stay.Hungry||60||5 months 5 days ago|
|+15||I'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anythingI'm a VP in <abbr title="middle market
">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr>, ask me anything. Interview prep questions, industry questions, etc. etc. ||MPG||158||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+16||Top 5 Stupidest Publicly Traded Companies I was screening for new l/s ideas yesterday and forgot to filter market cap. Some hilarity ensued, and having a minute this morning, I figured I would share this collection of monkey shit. Yes, these are/were real companies and you can look them up on Cap IQ if you want.
**5. Reality Racing...||George Kush||55||1 month 4 weeks ago|
At the request of Patrick and a few users, I have agreed to start an "Ask CompBanker" thread. The purpose is to share responses to my historical and future PMs with the community while keeping the question asker anonymous. Anyone is welcome to send me a PM or post...||CompBanker||54||2 years 4 weeks ago|
|+16||Special Sits PE Case Study Example<em>The webinar for this case is TODAY, July 6th, at 5:00pm EDT. If you miss it, it will be replayed for free on the homepage on August 6th</em>
Even though recruiting season is not necessarily around the corner, I thought I'd share the below with the community. If anyone has...||Matrick||53||4 months 1 week ago|
|+18||REVEALED! Wall Street CEO Facebook Convo<em>Mod note (Andy): Throwback Thursday, this post originally went up on 10/9/12.</em>
<b>WSO EXCLUSIVE:</b> Titans of Wall Street caught in candid conversation on Facebook! Read on below and after the break:
<img...||Aaron Burr||53||2 years 7 months ago|
|+16||What Are You Committed to Learning in 2017?<p>This will be my last post of 2016, so before I get into it I just want say thanks for a great year (or half-year) back at <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>. It’s been fun for me to explore some topics with y’all that weren’t necessarily finance...||Eddie Braverman||52||9 months 4 weeks ago|
|+16||One Fell Swoop: Multi-Purpose Networking <em>“Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.” –Machiavelli ,“The Prince” </em>
What if you could kick ass at your current job while networking for another, effectively killing two birds with...||CRE||50||4 years 2 weeks ago|
|+16||GS 2018 SuperdayHi all, I just completed a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman...||ChimpMaster||48||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+24||A Warning on the Wells Fargo Securities Investment Banking Summer Analyst ProgramAs a former "investment banking" <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells...||sleekerman||47||1 month 4 days ago|
|+16||Sell Your Options Dearlymod (Andy) note): <em>"Best of Eddie" - while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 was the first in a series of 3 of "Sell Your Options". More to come later this week & next. If there's...||Eddie Braverman||47||5 years 4 months ago|
|+17||Technical Skills Aren’t Going To Get You To Partner, But This WillDevastated. That’s the only word I can use to describe it. I was totally devastated.
I had just gotten off the phone with my VP. It was the summer of 2008, the shit was hitting the fan in the world of finance, and I had just been told I wasn’t going to receive a return offer for my...||Ben_CharismaOnC...||46||3 years 5 months ago|
|+16||Timeline of an Investment Banking Analyst, Year 1<p>
Training’s over, and you’ve just hit the new group. You’re getting to know your bullpen-mates and you’ve picked up a few bullshit staffings. You’re settled into your new apartment in Murray Hill (no roaches yet!) and you’re loving the...||Aaron Burr||44||3 years 2 months ago|
|+17||Lessons From My 20sI'm turning 30 on Thursday. It's true. I've been a bit of a workaholic this past decade. I'm driven by an intense desire to help create a better world in the future than the one we have today--a world that is more sustainable, abundant, and joyous. And I'm excited about...||RyanAllis||42||3 years 2 months ago|
|+15||If you could work directly under one Wall Street Titan, who would it be?From all-star banker Frank Quattrone, buyout magnate Henry Kravis, to hedge fund legend Steve Cohen - there are always people we aspire to be or in the least look up to. If you had the chance to choose ANY big names to work directly for, who would it be and why? ||thefinancekid||139||3 months 1 week ago|
|+16||Want to Boost Your Career? Be a Leader - Not a Boss <em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this originally went up 8/21/13. If you haven't read Nefarious' other posts make sure to check them out, he did a good series of 3-4 posts around this time (see on his tracker page by clicking his username) </em>
Keeping with the...||Nefarious-||35||2 years 1 week ago|
|+16||Very detailed notes of Peter Thiel's startup class at StanfordI came across a blog with very specific notes on the class Peter Thiel is currently teaching at Stanford. I've been going through a class lecture a day when I get some down time in the office. Here are some takeaways I thought we're good from the first 3 lessons. (Some of these are...||andyinsandiego||35||4 years 4 months ago|
|+34||Do you hate poor people?As much as Donald Trump? In the last week we've seen proposed plans come out of the white house that:
Gut medicaid and limit access to low cost private insurance
Cut low income housing programs
Cut low income food programs
Cut after school and summer programs primarily attended by...||AllDay_028||232||2 weeks 3 days ago|
|+16||Stock Pitch Sample Template - Proven Examples to Help Ace Your Interview<h3>The Stock Pitch</h3>
Stock pitches have been a part of finance interviews since the dawn of man. People typically underestimate the importance of pitches in an interview, but think about it this way: if you’re interviewing for a position at any sort of financial...||Will Hunting||31||1 year 5 days ago|
|+17||An Unconventional Message for all You Prospective Monkeys out thereLong-time reader, first-time poster.
Just wanted to share my story so far since I graduated from undergrad ~8 months ago & when I was a prospective monkey, I really appreciated people's stories of their experiences and their advice they had for others. My take is a little different...||HFcubemonkey||30||3 years 9 months ago|
|+17||Best Lessons Learned From F&#%ing UpSome of the absolute best lessons you can learn in life come from f&#%ing up. Advice like "wear a condom" or "don't push that fart out after eating Thai food" or "don't eat pizza for literally every meal because your metabolism will slow down one day and...||CRE||30||1 year 2 months ago|
|+16||Non target => WSO Intern => Major US BankMonkeys,
Long story short, I went to a non-target, had a sub-par gpa, and was a liberal arts major – pretty disastrous in trying to land a decent finance job. Prior to graduating, I started reading business/finance resources, studying <abbr title="Chartered Financial...||td12||28||3 years 11 months ago|
|+16||Coming to America - A Canadian in New York (AMA)<EM>Quick Background: STEM Undergrad, public tech co, Canadian <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr>, Big Five Canadian <span class='keyword_link'><a...||TorontoMonkey1328||27||4 months 2 weeks ago|
|+16||The Best Networking, Cold Calling and Cold Emailing Posts on WSOHere are the top ranked (by silver bananas) posts related to networking, cold calling, and cold emailing. Enjoy! p.s. Need more networking advice? Check out our <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-networking-guide">Networking Guide</a>.
<b>1. <a...||AndyLouis||27||1 year 7 months ago|
|+16||From Hedge Fund to Corp Fin to M&APhewwww, it's been a strange ride, fellas.
I would like to gloat about my recent career revelations, while hopefully providing some advice/insight to the people who read.
I have just finished up a GE-type Financial Management Program at an F100 firm with an offer for an analyst role...||HFcubemonkey||25||1 year 5 months ago|
|+16||7 Practical Tips for Entering 1st Year IBD AnalystsIt’s been over 3 years since I first came across <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> as a junior in college. Eventually, I was able to land an <span class='keyword_link'><a...||narby||24||1 year 4 months ago|
|+16||Healthcare Overview... Part 1?By popular demand we’re doing a new overview, this time focusing on healthcare (Finally!). We’re going to keep this simple and stick with three basic buckets. 1) Healthcare Equipment, 2) Bio-Technology and 3) Pharmaceuticals. If there is a lot of demand for an additional space (or...||WallStreetPlayboys||22||3 years 3 weeks ago|
|+16||The Street Before Christmas 2012<em>Mod Note: Best of Eddie - <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-street-before-christmas-2013">click here</a></strong> to see the 2013 version. </em>
<center><h2>The Street Before Christmas...||Eddie Braverman||21||4 years 10 months ago|
|+16||My advice on an initial call with a VCI don’t know how many entrepreneurs are actually on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> but I know there are a few. Additionally I know there are some people that are just generally interested in how a junior <abbr title="venture...||TheBigBambino||20||3 years 8 months ago|
|+16||My Story: From Trading Floor at UBS To Entrepreneur on Kickstarter<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #49. This one was originally posted 4/28/15.</em>
“I wish I had this chance if I was your age again.” - said my MD when I resigned in April 2013. (He...||Shorttermbuy||18||1 year 11 months ago|
|+16||AMA: My journey, from the lab to MMPEI’ve been threatening to do one of these for a couple months, and I figured I’d slam it out while I have some downtime in the office. I’m in my early 30s and I work at a middle-market private equity firm in the Southeastern US. I’ve taken a rather long, circuitous route to get here, and...||Layne Staley||17||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+16||How to feel confident and get a job out of networking events<em>Hey ladies and gents! I saw in the Wall Street Journal a big article on the importance of charisma and presence, it inspired @"Ben_KickassAcademy" and I to throw an article together on networking for you guys.</em>
You fill out a name card. Receive a packet of...||Charlie_Kickass...||12||3 years 2 months ago|
|+15||AMA: Former hedge fund junior trader/analystI recently got laid off by my employer, a larger credit focused hedge fund. I though I'd create an AMA to clear up questions anyone may have regarding the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund...||anonymoushedgef...||110||2 weeks 5 days ago|
|+16||Advice for summer Asset Management internsNow that Mid-May has passed, I thought it'd be beneficial to post some important pieces of advice for those interns gunning for a return offer in <abbr title="asset management
">AM</abbr>. I went through the fun last summer and came out with a return offer, so here are...||SeekingSpread||10||5 months 2 weeks ago|
|+14||2017 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone,
I would like to start a thread for 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> Insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Endlessyao||208||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+18||My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: Prestige<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 10/1/12.</em>
I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I’ve never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at <span class='keyword_link'><a...||bankerella||108||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+17||How Do We Decouple Income From Work?<p>This is the first post in a series exploring technology, its impact on how we work, and the macroeconomic effects of the displacement it causes.</p>
<p>I was at a tech conference earlier this year and ended up at a discussion about workforce automation. A guy from...||Eddie Braverman||95||1 year 2 months ago|
|+15||Economic Consulting Q&A - Past experience at major firms I’ve worked in economic consulting at one of the major firms for a few years. In that time, I’ve gotten a number of private messages from people asking me about what to expect in the interview process, what the work is like, and so on. I decided that it would make sense to assemble as much...||Hayek||91||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+15||Quitting time - views on how to leave your job<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #48. This one was originally posted 3/8/2015</em>.
I've been exchanging PMs with a fellow poster who didn't like his current role and had the good sense...||SSits||88||2 months 1 week ago|
|+4||Ask Alex at MBA ApplyHey Everybody - if any of you are looking for a quality <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> preparation I'd encourage you to check out our partnership with...||WallStreetOasis.com||1277||10 months 3 weeks ago|
|+14||What is your compensation in Real Estate Finance?I cant find much in the way of compensation for real estate other then the summary page from the HR consultant that is floating around here, so I thought maybe people will be willing to describe what they do, their market, and what their compensation looks like.
Industry: Real Estate...||jjacobs06||166||1 day 5 hours ago|
|+14||Ask an ex-IB MD anything.........<em>Mod Note (Andy): Don't miss his webinar coming up this Sunday! "<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-hedge-fund-investment-pitch-3pm-et-11016">Hedge Fund Investment Pitch</a>"
You can ask me anything. I know there are probably a lot...||wilowallstreet||165||1 year 7 months ago|
|+15||The BlackHat Interview: 1/4<strong>Mod note (Andy):</strong> <em>The much anticipated <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/user/81874">BlackHat</a> interview is here. Questions came from myself and members of writing and intern teams. BIG thanks to BH for his really...||BlackHat||63||3 years 10 months ago|
|+17||How PWM really works (part 3): PB v. PWM, lifestyle, hours, day in the lifeSorry this took so long everyone! Hope you enjoy and hope it's not too terribly long.
For the 3rd installment of my blog, I’ll detail some of the differences between <span class='keyword_link'><a...||thebrofessor||61||4 months 2 weeks ago|
|+16||Helpful fashion cheat sheet See inside the post... <!--break-->
<a href="http://imgur.com/nS5e8HZ .jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://imgur.com/nS5e8HZ.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo"></a>||AndyLouis||55||3 months 3 days ago|
|+15||5 Benefits to Being in the Back OfficeI worked in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> at an <abbr title="asset management
">AM</abbr> for 2 years before leaving for greener pastures. Now my job...||stanvalchek||54||5 months 3 weeks ago|
|+15||AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUMHi All -
I'm ~5 or so years out of college. I did not do a formal 2 years of investment banking and was instead hired out of undergrad as an analyst at a fund. I've worked at several firms in several major US cities. I've worked at one smaller regional firm with $500M - $1B AUM...||TheBigBambino||51||5 months 4 weeks ago|
|+15||Official Petition to Bring Back Brady4MVPWe, the monkeys of the Wall Street Oasis online community, hereby petition the resurrection of the user famously known as <b>Brady4MVP</b>. Currently said individual is operating under a moniker highlighting the distinction between mba's and muffins, and he is struggling. Having...||Going Concern||47||9 months 5 days ago|
|+16||How to get Respect...Bankers are among the smartest people in the world, though so easily manipulated. Why is it that as soon as graduates enter banking, they suddenly feel so inadequate that they change everything about themselves. We are meant to be the movers and the shakers of the developed world, yet a vast...||anonymousman||45||7 years 6 months ago|
|+15||How PWM really works (part 2): Breaking In, Staying In, and Getting OutHey guys, got quite a few questions on breaking into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span>, so this blog will focus exclusively on breaking in, being...||thebrofessor||45||5 months 3 days ago|
|+15||My Experience as a Market Risk Analyst<em>Post any questions you may have and I'll do my best to answer!</em>
There doesn't seem to be much information on this website regarding this niche role so I'd like to just expand on this and hopefully future readers can gain insight on this function.
I...||Communist||41||1 year 3 weeks ago|
|+16||Do's & Dont's - 1st Year Private Equity AssociateThere are a lot of posts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...||pe-b1tch-hehe||41||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+17||Advice from an ex-IB MD on how to make it to Wall Street<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #39. This one was originally posted 9/20/2015.
<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a...||wilowallstreet||40||1 year 7 months ago|
|+15||CFA Charterholder who left finance and joined the Army—AMATitle explains it. I’m Alex Cook, and you might have seen my YouTube video on the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst
">CFA</abbr> Program. I can't post links here right now but it will pop up if you type in "How I passed all of the <abbr...||AlexCook||37||7 months 4 days ago|
|+15||Day in the Life--Middle Office (Risk)Congrats, you've made it into finance...in the middle office. What is the middle office? Definitions vary, but think risk management, certain accounting roles, corporate treasury--broadly speaking, you interact with the business divisions on externally-related (i.e. client, funding) topics,...||Pellinoor||37||9 months 2 weeks ago|
|+15||PM me your Placement #sIn response to what seems like an endless cyclical influx of high school kids who can’t tell their asses from a hole in the ground asking what school they should attend/transfer to, I think there may be a solution.
Everyday there’s a couple dozen discussions asking people to compare...||BTbanker||36||3 years 7 months ago|
|+15||Anyone feeling burnt out by recruitment?I've been recently feeling exhausted while wading through the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> recruitment process. I've been stretched thin from networking in February to pushing for...||cipranis||32||2 months 1 week ago|
|+17||A BIG thank you to WSO from a non-target!I felt that it was necessary to write this post now, as an important step in my life has transpired recently. Coming from as much of a non-target background as possible, I have managed to get the coveted <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> offer from a <span...||Xanatos||30||3 years 11 months ago|
|+15||SA Interview Prep Techniques<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #38 and was originally posted 11/29/2015.</em>
<h3>4 Summer Analyst Interview Prep Tactics </h3>
I recently completed <abbr title="summer...||bmlswish||29||1 year 11 months ago|
|+15||From a Paper Mill to Call Centre to Back Office IT to Equity Research<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #47. This one was originally posted 3/20/2015</em>.
I posted this in a reply to an earlier thread but thought it may be helpful as it's own topic.
I have...||gman5556||29||2 years 7 months ago|
|+15||Advice from an ex-IB MD: Who succeeds on Wall Street <em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #37 and was originally posted 10/14/2015.</em>
<em>Mod Note #2: Check out Wilowallstreet's AMA <a...||wilowallstreet||27||1 year 11 months ago|
|+15||PE and HF HeadhuntersA list of Headhunters I came across. Figured I'd share it. Some don't seem that great, but I've interacted with a few names on the list. Really wish I had this list 2 years ago when I entered finance...
Best of luck to all!
<span class='keyword_link'><a...||TheBigBambino||25||2 years 9 months ago|
|+14||Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 editionAlright everyone, I need something to distract me from family time over the next few days, so wanted to do a AMA.
Background for those who don't already know: partner in a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||thebrofessor||123||4 months 1 week ago|
|+15||How To Really Network And Land That OfferHey all,
I am glad to hear that my story resonated with many, always happy to help (<b><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-non-target-who-didnt-take-no-for-an-answer">you can see it here</a></b>). Of the many messages I have been receiving, a...||km190||21||3 years 9 months ago|
|+15||Former BB VP giving advice to all you wannabe bankersHey guys,
I have only been on this forum a couple of times, but I formerly worked in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions
">M&A</abbr> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge...||formerBBbanker1254||116||1 year 4 months ago|
|+15||Don't lose hope, from BO/MO to Equity ResearchSeems like there has been a lot of negative posts lately (mainly from a few trolls or most likely the same troll) so I wanted give a positive story for those looking to transition.
Quick Background: Went to a non-target state school and didn't know anything about banking for the most...||ERhelp||16||4 months 1 week ago|
|+15||Some Thoughts on Managing Multiple Offers (Consulting / MBB)I've seen a few posts from people with multiple offers who are wondering which ones to take, so I thought I'd share a few of my general thoughts. I dealt with the same issue last winter, and have discussed the pros and cons with many of my friends at b-school. These are just my...||babster||14||11 months 3 weeks ago|
|+18||Thank you WSO Community! AMA/My Story: Target --> State School --> Non-MBA Masters --> MM IB --> Lower MM PE In short, I recently accepted an offer to join a lower middle market <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> firm after a little less than 2 years in <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> and, as a longtime reader of <abbr title="Wall...||rustyboots||13||6 months 2 days ago|
|+24||Banking vs. The Buy-side: 10.5 considerations<em>Mod Note (Andy) - We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #19 and was originally posted 11/21/2015.</em>
In the forums I see a lot of questions and comments contrasting banking and the buy-side.
It seems many of you are thinking about all the...||geoffblades||13||1 year 11 months ago|
|+16||Dear DiaryA stream of consciousness-style journal-entry kind of thing from my analyst days, when I was coming off a hot-streak at the office and feeling burned out. I wrote this on a Saturday night. For whatever reason, enjoy...
I’m in the vortex. The magnetron. I’ve been suffering from too little...||Lizard Brain||12||1 year 4 months ago|
|+15||6 Tips To Boost Your Confidence And Nail Your Next Job Interview<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #42 and was originally posted 11/13/2015.</em>
Confidence matters. Often it matters more than whether or not you’re actually qualified.
Hewlett Packard...||Ben_CharismaOnC...||10||1 year 1 month ago|
|+14||What banker careers really look like: real private data<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/22/12.</em>
The most common arguments on WSO are about what it really takes to make it to Wall Street... and then what your options are if you get there. Working professionals come here to engage in witty banter...||bankerella||208||2 years 9 months ago|
|+15||Thank you WSO!!Hey all, I'm a long-time reader first-time contributor to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>. I am posting this to say thankyou to everyone on this board for the insight you all gave me into a career in <abbr title="investment...||JCCOL||8||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+15||Sources and Uses: How to Find and Use Information in IBD (EBITDA example)There is a lot of emphasis on technical skills in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division
">IBD</abbr></a></span>: being able to do...||TorontoMonkey1328||8||1 year 1 month ago|
|+14||2017 BonusesHow are bonuses looking this year? Sounds like Deutsche got hammered and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span> was down 15%.
<em> Mod Note: You can find the <abbr title="Sales and...||LehmanBros69||100||2 months 1 week ago|
|+14||Beautiful 25 Year Old Girlhey guys, read this posting from this girl on Craigslist and one of the responses below....thought you would enjoy.
ORIGINAL INQUIRY THIS APPEARED ON CRAIG'S LIST
What am I doing wrong?
Okay, I'm tired of beating around the bush. I'm a beautiful
(spectacularly...||WallStreetOasis.com||95||6 years 8 months ago|
|+13||FAKE NEWS CNNNow that I have your attention, what does everyone think? At first, I shrugged off Trump's catchphrase as hyperbole, but now I'm wondering if there's something to it.
First, you have the John Bonifield video, which leads me to believe that while CNN is trying to find...||thebrofessor||186||4 months 6 days ago|
|+14||Affirmative Action based on WealthThis topic really hits close to home with me. When I see peers of underrepresented minority (and yet highly affluent/advantaged) backgrounds around me reaping the benefits of affirmative action, I can't help but think there must be a better way. Perhaps, schools or firms should require...||WBI2994||85||8 months 2 weeks ago|
|+16||Islam, the White House, and the "Counter-Jihadist" movementSo I just got through an illuminating Vox article linked here: http://www.vox.com/world/2017/2/13/14559822/trump-islam-muslims-islamophobia-sharia and I want to get some thoughts from fellow WSO members. If you can't (or won't) read the entire article here is a short summary.
1.) a...||BobTheBaker||182||6 months 1 week ago|
|+14||Back-Door Mark: The Oracle of P.B.<em>Mod Note: Blast from the Past - "Best of Eddie". This one is originally from November 2010.</em>
My buddy Pat lived in a condo on the beach, and it was a righteous location. When I say on the beach I mean when you opened his front door, you stepped out onto a large...||Eddie Braverman||81||1 year 3 months ago|
|+14||Worst slides everShare your worst - I've had a lot shitty PPT work this week, and want to commiserate.
**My worst in banking:**
MD thought it would be value-added to show a slide summarizing all the <span class='keyword_link'><a...||babymonkey357||81||7 months 3 weeks ago|
|+14||AMA: Research Analyst at $1 Billion Hedge FundHey everyone,
I’ve been a long time user of this site, which was instrumental in getting me to where I am today. If it weren’t for the help of everyone on here I certainly would not be in the position I am in today. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but I would finally like to...||Born2Trade||80||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+13||The guessing game: best site for Amazon's new HQ? [quote]
Fee <abbr title="fixed income
">fi</abbr> <abbr title="front office
I seek the site of a new HQ
Bringing jobs and scouting talent
I'll make retailers know they're dead -Appley
Jeff...||Appley||179||1 month 4 weeks ago|
|+14||Billions Season 2First episode description: Chuck faces scrutiny within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer...||StaphyBone||78||5 months 3 weeks ago|
|+16||Steve Bannon is nuts and wrong..So this speech by Bannon has made me realize that the guy really is nuts. He really believes that he's been anointed by God. He also has this strange theory of history that's fundamentally Hegelian. He says that we're in the "fourth epoch," where the first three, in...||Esuric||78||2 weeks 4 days ago|
|+13||A Guide for Switching From Commercial Banking to Investment BankingGiven the number of messages I continue to receive with questions regarding my switch from commercial banking to investment banking, I thought it'd be helpful to provide a few guidelines for those looking to make the switch...
<strong>1. Aim low(<span...||onemanwolfpack||176||3 weeks 3 days ago|
|+15||How PWM really works (part 4): Misconceptions, how we invest, choosing a broker, and my AMAHey everyone, this is way overdue, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway. For my 4th and final blog on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">PWM</a></span>, I wanted to...||thebrofessor||74||9 months 1 week ago|
|+14||AMA - Master of Real EstateI'm seeing a lot of MSRE/MRED questions lately as people are either choosing between programs, getting ready to start programs in a few months, or thinking about applying for 2018.
I am a recent Master of Real Estate graduate and I know we have a lot of current and former students on...||CRE||74||1 month 4 weeks ago|
|+15||Brief Introduction to Banking Recruiting at the MBA LevelMost of recruiting discussion here are for <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr>/ANL, and I realized <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> level recruiting is very different after went through the entire process. So I...||TechBanking2016||68||1 year 8 months ago|
|+13||I'm an MD and I run the Sales division: Ask Me Anything <em>Mod note (Andy): we vetted this user to confirm his identity/status and yes in fact he is who he says he is, and is eager to answer your questions :)</em>
Bio: I decided to join WSO to help both students and young professionals advance in their Finance careers, whether that be...||perpetual||166||2 years 10 months ago|
|+14||Is This a Great Country or What?America is not a place without its problems, but there are some things we do better than any other country on Earth. Opportunity has to be at the top of that list. America is one of those rare places where you can truly start with nothing (or with even less than nothing) and become enormously...||Eddie Braverman||62||11 months 4 days ago|
|+14||AMA: Corporate Banking Associate This site has been incredibly helpful to me over the years so I thought I'd do one of these as an attempt to give back.
I'm currently a Corp Banking Associate for top 10 US commercial bank (e.g. US Bank, <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Kinetic Friction||49||1 week 4 days ago|
|+16||Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this
1. Look at how frequently <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools
">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration graduates
">MBAs</abbr> do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix...||Blake w Mitch a...||48||10 months 4 days ago|
|+11||Comprehensive US MSF RankingSince there is not a ranking of US <abbr title="Masters in Finance programs
">MSFs</abbr> I elected to make one. I’d like to thank ANT/TNA for his great list on MSFHQ.com it is an invaluable resource for anyone considering an <abbr title="Masters in...||guyfromct||347||8 months 7 hours ago|
|+15||Day 1: To Be A Better ManMy self-development journey started in May 2010. I was broke, overweight and single. Life became one giant question mark, and for me, it was extremely painful and stressful. I went through an emotional journey to rebuild my identity, get in shape and find a purpose in life. It wasn’t easy but...||Human||47||3 years 10 months ago|
|+14||The sell-side 15 - how to stay fit yet still fit inPeople talk about getting the freshman 15 from too much beer in the 1st year of undergrad...when in reality, if you don't make it into the gym at all when you have basically 12 free hours a day, you probably deserve it and should be mocked for laziness.
Compare that to your 1st year of...||big unit||44||3 years 8 months ago|
|+13||AMA: I'm an Agricultural Commodities TraderI'm a senior trader with 8 years of experience in the ag markets. I currently trade physicals only but have traded futures and options to a small extent in the past as part of my hedge book. I have experience in grains and a wide variety of other ag byproduct commodities. Feel free to ask...||BOTT1702||143||1 week 2 days ago|
|+15||Beginners Guide to Valuation and Metrics By SectorInspired by comments from this: //www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/basic-guide-ramping-up-on-a-company-with-public-information-part-1-of-3
Lets just jump in.
<strong>Technology:</strong> In this space there are really two metrics that matter the most, sales growth and EPS...||WallStreetPlayboys||42||4 years 3 weeks ago|
|+14||AMA: I grew up in Consulting and reinvented my brand 3 timesHappy to answer any questions about how to decide if consulting is right for you, day in the life type questions, how to build a long term, fulfilling career in consulting, and if you are in consulting how to gain experiences without pigeon holing yourself, as well as build a case for promotion....||Christie Lindor||39||8 months 1 week ago|
|+15||F*ck the CEO: These 3 People Can Help You More<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/1/13.</em>
For a lot of you, the very title of this article probably has you choking on your silver spoon. Shame on you. One of the most important realizations I have come upon since I began my career is it is...||Nefarious-||37||2 years 9 months ago|
|+13||Corporate Finance Q&A with accountingbyday, BJM85, STorIB, and djfiii<em>mod note: this very informative q&a was originally posted on 2/12/12</em>
UPDATE 2/22/12: Over 20 questions and 50 responses added so far, keep 'em coming! I also took the bold away from the questions by popular...||D M||137||4 years 9 months ago|
|+13||The Forgotten IBD: Big 4 Corporate Finance - Q&AAfter spending a few years on the site, I've noticed a lot of misinformation spread around regarding the banks who don't quite fit into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...||onemanwolfpack||236||5 months 1 week ago|
|+14||How to buy your first set of golf clubsFor a beginning golfer there are quite a lot of different choices of equipment and it can be quite hard to know what is best since most golf pros and retailers want you to buy a 400 dollar driver. In my humble opinion a used set will perform just as good as a new set but what matters is making...||BillBelichick37||34||10 months 1 week ago|
|+17||EXPOSING My name is Goldstein's real account (100% LEGIT!)After reading @my name is goldstein" 's post about how he was "just trolling for advice." I was INSPIRED to DISCOVER the WHEREABOUTS of his REAL ACCOUNT and EXPOSE him. LONG STORY SHORT: Found it within five minutes. Did an advanced search BASED off of date (all posts 2...||Lloyd BIankfein||33||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+14||Giving it All Up: From Med School to TraderHey all, I’m new to this board, and figured I’d introduce myself by conducting an interview that might be useful for those on the fence about their career.
I’m here today with a friend of mine who gave up everything to shoot for finance. <strong>My friend, who wishes to remain...||Kato||32||3 years 8 months ago|
|+13||Praying for LilyI am posting this because I need the WSO community's prayers, your good vibes, positive energy, anything you can send my family's way. Monkeys, I am going through a very difficult time right now. This site has helped me in many ways, I have tried to give back. You all know I am a...||AVPGuerilla||132||3 years 1 month ago|
|+13||2018 Sales and Trading Recruiting (Intern)Hey guys, there's too much <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> and not enough <abbr title="Sales and Trading
">S&T</abbr>. So lets get a thread going on the recruiting timeline for Sales and Trading. Comment below with any info that...||Future Goldman Owner||130||12 min 7 sec ago|
|+14||AMA: Endowments, Foundations, & Asset Allocators It's about time I do another post on here and rather than go into detail on a specific aspect of the industry I'm just going to open it up to a general AMA. The E&F (and asset allocators in general) industry is sort of a black box. Most people don't know a ton about the...||BlueWing||30||6 months 4 weeks ago|
|+14||WSO Campus Representative Program August 23, 2016 update - we've decided there will be no campus rep program this school year. Instead we are testing out working with a smaller group of interns. If you would still like to help us out, email me ([email protected]) and I can let you know what positions we have...||AndyLouis||129||1 year 9 months ago|
|+18||I'm A F*cking SleuthNo fucks left to give, monkeys. I've got dirt on my boss and I want you to dream with me: what should I ask for?
So I'm in the shitter, taking a shit, as I do, and reupping on Adderall, albeit with an off-label route of administration, hence the privacy. I've also got a good...||Fear The Bulge||29||1 year 2 weeks ago|
|+16||End of the Summer - Peace at lastIts almost September, school will be starting soon and many off you will be left with empty spaces where the plucky interns sat.
Maybe it is just me but this years litter seemed particularly precious. They all just seemed so focused on being a "perfect" person, working (apparently,...||TripleDown||27||2 months 1 week ago|
|+14||7 Tips for Office / Holiday Parties Assuming you're there purely to improve your career prospects, here are the keys to the kingdom young padawans.
<h3>0. The Preparation: </h3>
is this a holiday themed party? is it business casual? business casual is hard to fuck up, but if it's holiday themed,...||thebrofessor||26||11 months 20 hours ago|
|+11||Target vs. Non-TargetOne thing that's very disheartening to read on this forum is the bias against kids from targets. Apparently, kids from targets just *happened* to be privileged enough to get into a good school while kids from non-targets unfairly get screwed. I'm sorry, but when did working hard in...||firefighter||426||1 year 11 months ago|
|+14||Must readWas recently forwarded this. Ya'll may have read this before, but for those who haven't, enjoy.
http://www.kontraband.com/pics/22193/FW-FW-FW-Creative-Writing-Assignment/||BroDoggy||26||6 years 12 months ago|
|+16||Preparing 300 hours for McKinsey and BCG offerHello everyone,
I just signed and sent out the McKinsey offer. This is something I have not even dream about 4 years ago when I first found about the world of consulting and MBB firms. It was a very long journey. I could not always see how all dots will connect but being driven by ambition...||SkyIsTheLimit||24||1 year 2 months ago|
|+14||JP Morgan HireVueJust completed the HireVue for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan
">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span> IB- <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> Role. 7 questions, 30...||Pierpont||23||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+14||7 Things I Learned While Running a Business<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #40 and was originally posted 7/31/2015.</em>
Thought some of you may enjoy reading this. For the last 1-2 years, I've been running an editing service as a...||anonymous0520||22||2 years 3 months ago|
|+13||What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit.
As there has been a lot of...||PatrickStar120||120||4 months 1 week ago|
|+14||Get Your Resume Scored by WSO...for only $5 So <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> is in about year ~8 of reviewing over 1,000+ resumes. While we have an amazing team, it still shocks me how bad 90% of the resumes are that come in for reviews. We will occasionally refund clients that have a resume that hits...||WallStreetOasis.com||20||3 weeks 4 days ago|
|+14||A Banking PrimerValue investors come in two types, the ones who will look at financials, and the ones who won't. If banking is your forte I would encourage you to read the paragraph on my approach then come back for my next post. If banking is intimidating or difficult to understand...||Oddball Stocks||20||1 year 6 months ago|
|+9||B-School Q&A w/ Betsy Massar of Master AdmissionsI'm Betsy Massar, founder of Master Admissions</a>. I'm glad to be here on Wall Street Oasis back with kindred spirits. Right out of Harvard Business School I worked for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...||Betsy Massar||620||2 years 3 weeks ago|
|+16||500k Legal Green Card Holders and Students Banned from the US Under the current executive action.
this article gives the numbers: https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-executive-order-could-block-legal-residents-from-returning-to-america
Homeland Security confirms it applies to green card holders:...||AllDay_028||119||9 months 2 weeks ago|
|+14||6 REAL Habits I've Observed From Self-Made MillionairesBusiness Insider (and forbes to a lesser extent) are flooding the younger generation with all of these seemingly simple ways to become a millionaire (see <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/habits-of-self-made-millionaires-2016-3">"13 Habits of Self-Made...||thebrofessor||18||12 months 4 days ago|
|+14||Why I Enjoy Networking with Candidates<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #41 and was originally posted 7/29/2015.</em>
I thought I'd write a networking post from a different perspective. We often see advice on <abbr...||TorontoMonkey1328||17||2 years 1 month ago|
|+15||My system for getting better at work (every single day)I sucked at my first job.
It's a weird thing to admit, but it's true.
When I started as a management consultant in 2010, I was worse than useless. I had spent my summers during university cleaning yachts for rich people and working on my tan.
Case in point: during my first...||Alistair-Clark||16||1 year 6 months ago|
|+15||The CFA Curriculum, As Explained by Two Cows<em>This article is originally from <a href='http://www.300hours.com'>300Hours.com</a>. You can <a href='http://www.300hours.com/blog/the-cfa-curriculum-as-explained-by-two-cows'>read the full article here</a>.</em><link...||300 Hours||16||3 years 10 months ago|
|+15||I got into an M7 (Wharton) with a pure sales background and now work in MBB. I wanted to share my experience I've seen a few posts on here discouraging others from pursuing a career in sales as it relates to <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> admissions. In particular, some have argued sales doesn't look great at <abbr title="Top 7 MBA...||diekei2||15||3 months 1 week ago|
|+14||Ask Eddie: Should I Bail On My Trading Job?Every now and again I get PM'd a question that I think might be applicable to a lot of you on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>. When that happens, I get permission from the person who asked me to share with the site. This is one such time. I suspect a lot of...||Eddie Braverman||13||1 year 1 day ago|
|+14||Some Thoughts on NetworkingFollowing in the footsteps of @Sil"'s recent post (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/want-to-get-me-on-the-phone-heres-how-a-networking-overview">"Want to get me on the phone? Here's how - a networking overview."</a>) l figured that I would...||guyfromct||11||11 months 3 weeks ago|
|+15||Case study interview for MBB consulting - 24 of my best tips on how to get inAs a former <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG
">MBB</abbr></a></span> case interviewer, I've interviewed a lot of people and have seen people make very...||Consultingrs||11||1 year 11 months ago|
|+13||IB Background Checks: What You Need to KnowIt's that time of year again: for the incoming class of summer analysts, many of you are going through the (depending on what you've been doing the last semester or so) potentially nerve-wracking process of <b>background checks</b>. And judging by the slew of recent posts,...||NorthSider||110||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+14||Advice for an ex-IB MD: What to read if you want to go into finance<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #43. This one was originally posted 11/29/2015.</em>
I often get asked by young students or recent graduates what books they should be reading to succeed. I was a...||wilowallstreet||8||1 year 11 months ago|
|+14||University of Miami (FL) MBA: The RundownI've found this site to be incredibly helpful but noticed there is limited information out there on the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> programs outside of the top 25, so I thought I would put something together for UM's <abbr...||Let Me Know||7||1 year 6 days ago|
|+15||2 steps to killing it in 2016!<strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2-steps-to-killing-it-in-2016-pt-2">See part 2 here</a></strong>
What's the best way to kill it in 2016? Make some pathetically impotent new year's resolutions, or take stock of how you killed it in...||geoffblades||7||1 year 10 months ago|
|+13||Real Estate Q&A<em>Mod note: <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/faq/what-are-the-best-qa-threads-and-interviews-with-top-finance-professionals-on-wso ">Click here</a></strong> to see all of our q&a's and interviews</em><P>
So the deal I...||RE_Banker||102||4 months 2 weeks ago|
|+13||Your Most Absurd IB Interview Questions.. and AnswersAll, I am doing this because I haven't found a thread like this on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>. I am curious as to everyone's most absurd <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Slobberynugget||92||1 year 2 months ago|
|+13||The Divorce Fund: Speculating on Your MiseryI have spoken candidly in the past and will gladly do so again, about my misadventures in the world of marriage. It's a world many foolish men enter, but few ever leave financially unscathed. Today, we look at yet another <a...||Midas Mulligan Magoo||81||6 months 2 weeks ago|
|+12||Why do ppl choose megafunds over MM?Wondering about this. Is it just the prestige/pay? Seems like your experience would be quite limited at megafunds (type of work similar to banking, just modelling focused). Why don't more people pursue <abbr title="middle market
">MM</abbr> -- especially if it is less...||lurker22||174||4 months 21 hours ago|
|+13||How to Prepare for Restructuring Technical Questions<em>Mod note: This comment was originally posted in the thread "Restructuring Technicals" <a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/restructuring-technicals#comment-914608>here</a>. Many users found it useful so of course it would get front-paged. Enjoy! <a...||South Sea Tulip||71||3 years 3 months ago|
|+13||Gray Fox AMA<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this AMA originally went up last August but Gray Fox wrote and said he could still answer questions</em>
I've posted here for about five years, but with much less frequency the past year and a half. @xqtrack" @Kenny_Powers_CFA" @BlackHat"...||Gray Fox||71||1 year 8 months ago|
|+16||How does models and bottles work?I keep hearing the phrase <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/how-does-models-and-bottles-work">models and bottles</a></span>, and basically, if a guy has the cash to bottle service girls, he gets laid. But, I've never actually understood...||tinybanana||162||3 months 4 weeks ago|
|+13||AMA: Non-Target --> BB BO --> BB ECMWhat's going on everybody,
The <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> community has helped me out tremendously over the past few years, so I've decided that it's time to give back. Recently accepted an offer from a non-<span...||MichaelBurry||54||11 months 2 days ago|
|+15||Unhappy at MBBYoung and ambitious ladies and gentlemen, I am feeling unhappy and want to share my thoughts with you. Not a fan of whining in the Internet, but I have found it hard to find people who I can open up to and who can also truly empathize with my situation.
A little background, I did my...||monkeyoasis||48||9 months 5 days ago|
|+12||Wall Street Bro Caught on Camera Humping Fearless Girl StatueIf you haven't seen it yet, a picture has gone viral of someone humping the "fearless girl" statue that faces the Wall Street Charging Bull. According to a Huffington Post <a...||PatrickStar120||146||6 months 1 week ago|
|+13||The American Psycho Haircut The slickback is without a doubt the most iconic Wall Street haircut ever worn. Patrick Bateman was the first to unleash it on an unsuspecting world, and Jordan Belfort brought it to a new generation of aspiring bankers and financiers. This isn’t the generic businessman combover, or even a...||Tiger16||46||1 week 6 days ago|
|+17||WTF California ....... WTFSo I hit up the La Brea Tar Pits this past weekend when a friend was in town and we were looking for some cheap tourisity stuff to do. I hadn't been to the Tar Pits since grade school so I thought it would be kind of cool to go and it should only cost a couple of dollars if that.
Well...||WestCoastDeveloper||44||6 months 2 weeks ago|
|+14||Your Cold Email Just Got A LOT Warmer<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally published May, 2013</em>
I try to let you guys know about it when I find something cool or useful, and today I've got something that can make a <strong>huge</strong> difference in increasing the hit rate on...||Eddie Braverman||44||2 years 7 months ago|
|+15||Advice for new FT recruits - tale of cautionMy company runs a graduate scheme where we take on 15/20 graduates a year with 3/4 of those working in my department. I came through this scheme myself and so I like to check in on the most recent cohort of grads to see how they are doing and offer any advice I think might be of help to them....||Ovechkin08||44||4 years 5 months ago|
|+12||AMA: Former McKinsey EMAll, It has been awhile. I did an AMA quite a long time ago (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-me-anything-project-leaderengagement-managercase-team-leader-at-mbb">"Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBB"</a>) and...||karl_pilkington||142||7 months 4 days ago|
|+14||How to get the MD to push your resume<em>Mod Note (Andy): You can read his ongoing AMA here: "<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/bb-operations-md-ama"><abbr title="bulge bracket
">BB</abbr> Operations MD AMA</a>"</em>
We all know that the best person to...||Opslivesmatter||40||9 months 1 day ago|
|+13||A Day in the Life: Professional Baseball PlayerI figured that I was due for a Day in the Life post but with Major League Baseball’s playoffs in full swing I thought it would be fitting to do a post from my former life as a Minor League Baseball player. I played for two seasons and the following would be a typical day for a home game in...||Pinkpoloshorts||39||1 year 3 months ago|
|+15||[Blank][Deleted]||Luckyy||39||3 years 3 months ago|
|+13||AMA: Non-Target 2014 grad with 2 off-cycle BB offers (ER & DCM)I've been a long-time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> reader and have read countless AMA's that have helped me out along the way, and with <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> recruiting in full swing I thought it'd be cool to...||seekingalphabet||36||3 years 2 weeks ago|
|+13||Investing In The Middle East 101So the "Middle East".... that place with a lot of camels and terrorists, right?
NO! Before even thinking of investing in the Middle East, you have to stop calling it the "Middle East".
It's Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Saudi...||JackTheBad||35||1 year 3 weeks ago|
|+13||Bumps along the way, but finally moving in the right direction...Primates!
Today I'm going to tell you a little story. No, it's not the <em>"walk me through your resume"</em> story that must have precisely 3-4 jumps, with a positive and negative at each juncture that logically progresses to a career in <abbr...||DonVon||34||5 years 7 months ago|
|+14||Why do we lie about how many hours we work?Back when I was in my second year of consulting, I worked with literally the busiest person in the world.
At least, that's what she wanted everyone to think...
She would rush around the office with a permanent frown on her face, clutching her laptop and a stack of papers. I...||Alistair-Clark||33||1 year 7 months ago|
|+13||How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE careerAs a woman eyeing a career in <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr>, how could one best plan pregnancy to minimise damage to one's career progression. Time it with MBA? Wait till Director or even Partner?
I doubt there are many mothers on here who can speak from...||IBDMagician||33||6 months 1 day ago|
|+13||Cold email advice from analyst A couple pieces of honest advice when writing cold emails. People may say I'm overly critical but I get 5 of these a day so I am looking for any reason not to respond...
-Do not address an analyst or associate as "Mr. XXXX" . Literally my biggest pet peeve. I understand that...||blackice||33||2 years 1 month ago|
|+13||AMA: From Pizza Delivery to Quantitative Research/Data Science/ProgrammingWhat is going on, everybody? I have been a lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> for a while and thought I would share a story with you. Here goes nothing...
I worked full-time and went to school full-time pretty much all throughout school. Knowing I...||not_the_SEC||30||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+13||M&A Transaction TimelineI feel like there is a huge misconception about the timeline of M&A transactions and the functions carried out by affiliated parties during the process. Therefore, I would like to assume the following scenario in order to illustrate the entire process: A private equity funds (“the...||corporateape||30||1 year 10 months ago|
|+13||Corporate Development: Personal Experience & Advice<strong>Background</strong>
I started my career in IB (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> company) out of undergrad from a regional target school. I had held <span...||HashtagCorpDev||29||3 years 7 months ago|
|+16||BEFORE you post a rant and get useless advice...Think about how WSOers can best help you!
If you got a few offers for school/work... congrats that you can now brag a little! But don't just ask us to rank prestige for you, please?
Get best advice by giving good context in clean bullet formats!
Useful context can include your...||disabledaccount||29||7 months 6 days ago|
|+13||Transitioning from IB to HF Series - Part 1: Getting the InterviewWith headhunters likely beginning to reach out in December/January, I thought I'd put out a series of posts on making the transition from IB to <span class='keyword_link'><a...||DontMakeMeShortYou||28||4 years 10 months ago|
|+13||UG Recruiting Part III: The Super Day and Offer<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ug-recruiting-part-i-how-a-resume-becomes-an-interview">UG Recruiting Part I: How a Resume Becomes an Interview</a>
<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ug-recruiting-part-ii-the-first-round-interview">UG...||Marcus_Halberstram||27||6 years 7 months ago|
|+14||Guide to Corporate Finance Job titles- distinguishing between accounting and financeGiven all the discussion and mixed information on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate finance</a></span> jobs, I thought I would start a discussion...||marine13910||27||2 years 11 months ago|
|+13||Why Men shouldn't write advice columns<img src="http://www.jonathannguyen.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ATT00095.jpg">||hamilton||27||6 years 4 months ago|
|+13||5 Things a Dog Can Teach You About Trading<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in March 2011. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
That handsome guy to the left is my boy Hudson. As...||Eddie Braverman||25||4 years 6 months ago|
|+13||THE LAST MILE<em>Mod Note: This is a syndication from Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter. WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap</em>
This one has...||Jared Dillian||24||4 years 4 months ago|
|+13||Advice to Fellow Non-Targets / Low GPAs: Use LinkedinI have seen a lot of posts about cold calling/emailing when your background isn't necessarily target and I thought I'd put in my two cents. To people trying to break in: use LinkedIn email religiously.
Let me preface this by stating I was a 3.0 student at a very non-target state...||JuicyJuice||22||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+13||From weighing 280 pounds and a 2.5 GPA at a Non-Target, to 200 pounds and an Interview with McKinseyHi Everyone,
I've been browsing Wallstreet Oasis for the past few years and I want to share my story and more importantly, reiterate to everyone on this forum to dream big. I went to a non-target state school and while suffering from social anxiety and obesity, I was also facing an...||consultant120||22||9 months 4 days ago|
|+13||Confusion Networking SituationDear Mr. Monkey,
I am interning right now at a small investment boutique in my hometown doing some value-adding work. However, I want to work at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman...||Hopeful-Incomin...||22||1 year 5 months ago|
|+16||IBP Institute Announces Investment Banking Professional (IBP) CredentialDear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Community,
I am excited to announce the launch of the <a href="https://ibpinstitute.org">IBP Institute</a> and the **Investment Banking Professional Credential** to the public. This initiative has...||WallStreetOasis.com||21||1 month 1 day ago|
|+13||Non-Target, 3.0 < GPA, non-finance major, to ERBackground: I went to a non-target, had a 2.7 GPA, and didn't study finance in college. Ended up landing a job in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity...||Hedgie_bush||21||1 year 6 months ago|
|+13||Bonus Bananas Feb. 11, 2011Too many great stories this week. These are the ones you <em>need</em> to check out:
1. <strong>Calpers Sues Pretty Much Everyone on Wall Street</strong> (<a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2011/02/09/3387704/calpers-sues-wall-streets-top.html">Sacramento...||Eddie Braverman||21||6 years 9 months ago|
|+13||BB Operations MD AMAHaven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: //www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-the-md-to-push-your-resume
<em>Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA originally posted on 2/20/16 but the OP let me know he's still able to...||Opslivesmatter||119||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+8||MSF Class of 2016Ok guys, building on my post last year, I wanted to start something for this years applicants. Anyone applying this year, with a 2015 start and 2016 graduation, feel free to post your profile, ask questions or just add some comments. Looking to help and give advice to anyone applying in this...||TNA||718||1 year 1 week ago|
|+13||Demystifying BAAM (Blackstone)As requested by @MBAGrad2015" in <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/demystifying-gso-capital-blackstone">my previous post (about GSO)</a> and several other users who pm-ed me about BAAM, I decided to start another "demystifying" thread - the <span...||Kimura||18||2 years 4 months ago|
|+13||Buyside Viewpoint from a Fixed Income PM<h3> Background </h3>
I'm fairly new to this website but have read some fantastic posts that get a lot closer to the reality of both the buy and sell-side than other resources I've seen. So, I figured I'd post my two cents as a starting point. This was mainly prompted...||drive4show||18||3 years 9 months ago|
|+13||List of FT Financial Leadership Development Programs, and other such thingsHey everyone,
In thanks for all of the valuable info and advice I've gotten from WSO over the last couple years, I thought I'd 'pay it forward' and share the list I made of FT FLDP-type programs that I applied to (or seriously thought about applying to) during my senior...||dublin||18||1 month 5 days ago|
|+12||Avoiding The Marriage Zone<em>Mod note: Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 10/16/12.</em>
We're all familiar with the Friend Zone and what a drag it can be to find yourself there, but today I'm going to share with you a far worse fate and why you must avoid it at all costs: The Marriage...||Eddie Braverman||117||4 years 1 month ago|
|+13||Tomato Jos: The “Extra” Alternative Career for Top MBA GradsA few months ago, I was speaking to a colleague about investing in a team of entrepreneurs in Africa. He said that he liked the team, but was a bit surprised one of the partners was a graduate of Harvard Business School. “I’m always confused,” he said “when I speak to someone who could...||Isaac-Gross||17||12 months 3 days ago|
|+13||Day in the Life: Retail Investment Sales BrokerHi all - although I haven't posted much, I've been lurking in the shadows for a while now. After mooching off of all the amazing posts, I figured it was time to give back as there have not been any posts related to a Day in the Life of a net lease investment sales broker.
...||mogul_wannabe||16||4 months 3 weeks ago|
|+8||NYC SA Recruiting 2012-2013Couldn't find a thread like this (besides the <abbr title="Hong Kong
">HK</abbr>/Sing one), but thought it would be good for people to know what stage in the process most of the banks are in. Post updates as you hear back from various <abbr title="bulge...||Black Jack||516||4 years 8 months ago|
|+13||Day in the Life: Oil Trading Research AnalystI feel like it is often said here and at times overdone, but while every day is a bit different there are certain tasks that happen every week or month. I’m going to split the below into three different types of days to compare.
<h3>Day 1: Weekly and Monthly Updates...||Winston Wolfe||16||8 months 4 days ago|
|+14||Response to "My Private Equity Recruiting Process" Mod Note (Andy): <em>This comment by @Northsider was posted in direct response to @Candor's post <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/my-private-equity-recruiting-process">"My Private Equity Recruiting Process"</a></em>
Having been through...||NorthSider||15||2 years 8 months ago|
|+13||Goldman Sachs Video InterviewMyself, and a few people I know of were invited to do the 15min video interviewers for Goldman Sach's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...||gdang123||114||2 months 1 week ago|
|+13||Finding Non-Target Alumni Using Bloomberg I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. I stumbled on a great technique to find alumni from Non-Target schools on Bloomberg the other day. You can find relevant professionals in investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Margin_Of_Safety||14||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+13||Personal Finance Budget TemplateNot trying to hijack or supersede anyone's topics here, just figured I'd try to be helpful - this is inspired by <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/managing-your-money-building-a-personal-financial-model">"Managing Your Money, Building a Personal Financial...||overandout||14||11 months 2 weeks ago|
|+11||I'm a Hedge Fund Analyst - Ask Me AnythingI work as a long/short equity analyst at a large hedge fund. I've been lucky enough to be more than just a model monkey early on in my career, but have also been exposed to the stress of being measured on returns. I primarily cover consumer and TMT names. I went the typical path (target...||DontMakeMeShortYou||213||2 years 10 months ago|
|+14||5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Consulting<p>I worked as a management consultant for 4 years.</p>
<p>I learned a bunch of stuff about business and strategy and operations.</p>
<p>I also learned how to sound smart about something I knew nothing about, and how to use jargon to make simple things sound...||Alistair-Clark||12||9 months 5 days ago|
|+15||Cousin Andy's Incremental Steps Toward ManhoodStory time once again, monkeys. I hosted family in <abbr title="New York City
">NYC</abbr> for Christmas for one god damn day and I feel like I ripped half my hair out. I still have plenty of it though, it will grow back, and just to make sure you understand how genetically...||Fear The Bulge||11||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+13||The insanity of the US tax code: Bad Laws and Predictable Consequences<div style="text-align: justify;">
If taking the same action, over and over, expecting different consequences, is the definition of insanity, it aptly describes the US tax code, where legislators write tax laws designed to elicit bad behavior, moan about the consequences and...||Aswath Damodaran||10||3 years 3 months ago|
|+13||Open Discussion: CRE During a DownturnI want this thread to be a way to think out loud about how we do business during trying economic times. It seems many (most?) of us on this forum are newer to <abbr title="commercial real estate
">CRE</abbr> and have never been in the industry during a...||bd.charlus||9||6 months 2 hours ago|
|+13||What's Your Five Year (IBD) Plan? A VP Reflects and Looks Forward.I don't approve of this as an interview question, but it is something that everyone should try to think about. When I was an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> candidate, it was more about just getting my foot in the door. I was lucky enough...||TorontoMonkey1328||7||1 year 2 months ago|
|+13||Happy Thanksgiving WSOHappy Thanksgiving Wall Street Oasis! Today marks the five year anniversary of my joining <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> as well as the day I accepted my first and only investment banking offer. It's been an amazing ride so far and I am incredibly...||CompBanker||4||5 years 12 months ago|
|+12||Guns: A Great InvestmentThe <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_versus_butter_model"> guns vs. butter debate </a> has long been a favorite of production possibility frontier chartists. This elderly economic theorem is said to not correlate well to free market economies...
Perhaps that...||Midas Mulligan Magoo||294||11 months 2 weeks ago|
|+12||The Art of Cheating SleepWhen I did my military service, we performed an exercise whereby we stayed up for 36 hours without food and then marched our way to the shooting range. The resulting spread of bullets on the target where equivalent to that of someone being significantly intoxicated.
I think many of us can...||kallester||93||2 months 1 week ago|
|+19||CNN = BoobsIs this really the state of CNN - the American BBC??
A dude comes on, lays out an argument why this ESPN idiot should be fired and the anchor goes nuts because he said boobs?
I mean is this real life? We have Rohingya Muslims being marched...||TNA||91||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+12||From Dentistry to Investment BankingEver since I could remember, I’ve wanted to become a dental surgeon. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, and Calculus were all my strongest subjects. I was one of those kids who studied half as much as others, but still got one of the highest grades in the class. For as long as I could...||atmosphere||87||1 year 4 months ago|
|+12||Initiating Report Case Study: Fossil<em>This is an example of how a buy-side analyst would start coverage on a new name and what an initiating memo might look like. I chose Fossil as part of an investment group with some help from BlackHat and this is the final product. Keep in mind this is not a stock pitch, this is an...||WhiteHat||85||4 years 10 months ago|
|+14||AMA: FX Trader: High Volatility Job, Low Excitement Life Right,
Assuming you have read the title, this is one of those "I feel sorry for myself" Saturday night posts, it's also an AMA, because I'm bored.
Now that that is out of the way, let me start with a short introduction, I am a trader on the FX desk at a <span...||TripleDown||84||1 month 3 days ago|
|+12||AMA: Former BB Rates Trader - Now a prop traderI've enjoyed this forum, and i see lots of people without a clue asking questions about trading, so i thought i'd do an AMA...
My path was non-standard, but i've seen others with a similar path to my own.
My Path --> Non-Target state school --> Job in <abbr...||ironnchef||84||1 month 2 days ago|
|+11||Is The American Dream Not Possible Without A College Degree?Monkeys, I was going through this [article](http://fortune.com/2016/05/23/homeownership-millennials-college-degree/?xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_FORTUNE&utm_campaign=fortunemagazine&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social) on Fortune which said that the American dream is not...||FinDroid||183||3 months 1 week ago|
|+16||Political correctness in Finance At the private school that I attend, and at most colleges and universities in America, political correctness rules. Students on college campuses have developed an almost Orwellian newspeak and become fearfully polite, careful to avoid offense, and constantly afraid of being labeled with the slew...||Tiger16||83||3 days 9 hours ago|
|+16||The Infamous Goldman Interviewee Lands an Offer at GSI honestly can't believe I'm saying this but the person in the video posted in @Les Grossman"'s thread (video below) and a few others (myself included) has allegedly landed an offer at <span class='keyword_link'><a...||BillBelichick37||81||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+12||AMA - top 10 MBA vs MSF vs MMSPost-admit questions welcomed.
I hope this AMA can help you if you're looking at <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr>, <abbr title="Masters in Finance
">MSF</abbr> or MMS in your early careers.
I also have friends who...||disabledaccount||81||7 months 6 days ago|
|+14||Don't Be A CF<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #45. This one was originally posted 2/6/2015.
WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email...||Jared Dillian||80||1 year 11 months ago|
|+12||L/S Credit HF Analyst - AMAI'm a long-term lurker, infrequent poster on another account. AMA. Have been reflecting a lot lately on "giving back" and <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> has been huge to me.
More interested in talking credit / markets than "my...||CIAnonymous||77||1 year 7 months ago|
|+13||Defeating the Top Groups Myth<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 3/15/11.</em>
So I've been reading these forums for a very long time - since I got to College really. They've been very helpful at certain points (certain people helping out with interview questions) but I...||FOXHOUND||76||2 years 10 months ago|
|+12||What would you like to know about Equity Sales / Research?Hi Guys -
I'm working on a blog (or maybe ebook) to give junior staff and interns an idea of what it's REALLY like to work in the equities sell-side business at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Shorttermbuy||73||1 year 3 months ago|
|+12||A Foreigner's Perspective on Getting Adjusted to Living in the USI think that anyone from any part of the world can find a place here. You will never feel that as a foreigner that you won't have access to the same opportunities that Americans do. (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/visa"...||krypton||72||3 years 7 months ago|
|+11||Man dragged off United flightMany of you guys probably already saw <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/10/video-surfaces-of-man-being-dragged-from-overbooked-united-flight.html">the video</a> from last night of a man being dragged through the aisle of the United plane because it was overbooked. He was...||JTH||170||7 months 1 week ago|
|+12||AMA: BB Sophomore Recruiting (Investment Banking)Finished up my <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> sophomore summer at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...||AJ17||69||2 months 15 hours ago|
|+13||Your Model of Life Is Wrong<em>Mod note: for the tl;dr version, skip down to "Circa 1960"</em>
First, some background. I’m going to explain how we got to where we are today in order to frame our place in history and our model of life, so bear with me...<!--break-->
<strong>A...||808||63||4 years 4 months ago|
|+12||Sloan Y1 AMA for recent admits<h3>AMA</h3>
Given round 2 results are just out (congrats AdMITS!) and inspired by a few of the other people (@Masterz57", @OpsDude", @TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at MIT's Sloan...||SloanieCapital||62||7 months 2 days ago|
|+11||2018 FT/Off-cycle London Recruiting Timeline Megathread***UPDATED AS OF 10/11/2017***
Title says it all - the 2018 <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> mainly covers the US schools so I thought I'd start one for London ones.
Goldman: Open...||dank.knight||160||1 day 12 hours ago|
|+13||Trump = Quant-mageddon?I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas...||George Kush||59||9 months 1 week ago|
|+13||When does the rat race end?I just finished my sophomore year and will be heading into <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> recruiting this upcoming fall. I am currently spending my summer at a boutique <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr>, and given the...||CDN1Banker||58||4 months 2 weeks ago|
|+12||List of Things You Should be Doing in UndergradHello everyone,
Just thought I would compile a comprehensive list of things that should be done while you are an undergraduate student. Just remember, while some of these things may seem intuitive to you, it may not be that way for others. Some of these are self explanatory and will have a...||Insider Trading||56||3 years 11 months ago|
|+12||Part 1: My Pursuit of HappynessBefore I announce what I am planning to do for WSO, it will help to speak briefly about my background - I am turning 27. I left home at the age of 18. I came from a middle class in a very poor nation with extreme political instability. I attended college on scholarships that covered most of my...||Human||56||3 years 11 months ago|
|+12||Lessons from a PE Case StudyAs some of you know, I recently quit my “career” at a Big 4 firm with no prospects, no money, and a growing family. If that sounds irresponsible to you, you’re not alone. Some of my more traditional family members have been unable to hide their disapproval, and I have the distinct feeling...||Mr. Manager||55||3 years 8 months ago|
|+12||How to Develop a PersonalityI used to work with a guy that had everything on the surface, but absolutely nothing inside. The guy was 6 feet tall, good-looking, charismatic, multi-lingual, graduated from a top business school, and had made MD at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Kato||54||4 years 6 months ago|
|+12||AMA: CS/Finance Major -> Software Engineer<em>Mod Note (Andy) - this AMA originally went up last July but Ace wrote and said he could still answer questions.</em>
Recent graduate here trying to kill time before work starts. I've seen a number of recent posts about people in finance getting burnt out and...||Ace Rothstein||48||1 year 10 months ago|
|+12||The 7 "Good" Work Habits of Bad Analysts<em>Throwback Thursday: This was originally posted July 2012</em>
This is all representative of commonsense (but ultimately bad) advice I got during undergrad and followed blindly during <span class='keyword_link'><a...||bankerella||48||2 years 10 months ago|
|+12||Man Week: Trial By FireAndy note: <em>"Best of Eddie" - while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from April 2011 is part of the very popular "Man Week" 3-part series. More to come later this week. If there's an old post from...||Eddie Braverman||48||6 years 7 months ago|
|+13||MSF -->> Big 4 Valuation AMAIt has been a long time since I've posted something constructive on these fora but lately, I have been getting a lot of questions on LinkedIn about Big 4 valuation, especially from those in <abbr title="Masters in Finance
">MSF</abbr> programs and recent <abbr...||Esuric||45||1 year 3 months ago|
|+12||12 Hours Till Deadline: The All Nighter, Part 1<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 8/23/12. <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/12-hours-till-deadline-the-all-nighter-part-2">You can read part 2 here.</a></em>
Since I’ve been writing for WSO, my most...||Aaron Burr||45||2 years 1 month ago|
|+14||The Truth About Work-Life BalanceAnyone here have a good work-life balance?
If so, congrats. You’ve found the holy grail. But you can close this post now, because it's not written for you.
This post is for everyone still drowning in work. For everyone struggling to build a life outside of the office. For...||Alistair-Clark||39||1 year 11 months ago|
|+12||Blackrock MD BY 31: Ask me Anything <strong>Bio: </strong><em>Khe attended Yale University and has 15 years of finance experience, mostly as a fund of funds investor. Khe was promoted to Managing Director at Blackrock at the age of 31, and last year left to explore entrepreneurial passions around community...||KhemaridhHy||37||1 year 5 months ago|
|+12||Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!To complete the trifecta of old, new, and modern classic personal finance books, this is the third book review in a series of installments that will be coming from my recently launched personal blog, Deconstructing Excellence. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...||Deconstructing ...||36||2 years 7 months ago|
|+12||Why I Quit My Job (a.k.a. "Regrets of the Working")Earlier this year I quit my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> job after 4 years on the grind.
I didn't quit to do an MBA or because I got a better...||Alistair-Clark||34||1 year 8 months ago|
|+12||Investment Banking's PR ProblemI was watching Ozark this week, which if you don’t know, it is a show on Netflix about a financial advisor who launders money for the cartel. Later in one scene, he is transferring money from a new client to his account, and they show his screen:
<img...||Stay.Hungry||34||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+12||FT Recruiting - Compilation of Helpful WSO Posts <em>Mod Note (Andy): FT Recruiting is closed for some firms but still in full force for others. To help you out we created this compilation post linking to the best FT recruiting related discussions on WSO Hope you find it helpful! </em>
Also make sure to check out this thread:...||AndyLouis||33||2 years 10 months ago|
|+12||The Complete Coward’s Guide to Starting a Company: Part 2Read part 1 here: //www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-complete-coward%E2%80%99s-guide-to-starting-a-company-part-1
Like many of you, I side with those who scoff at the amount of time the developed world wastes in formalized education - i.e., reading and studying rather than doing. In the...||Rhys da Vinci||32||3 years 5 months ago|
|+12||The Art of Eloquence: Use These 4 Phrases to Advance Your Life and CareerIn life, and in careers, technical proficiency eventually fades in importance as compared to the skill of managing people. Eventually, you have to learn not only what to say, but also how to say it. The words, phrases, and sentences that follow will start you thinking about what triggers of the...||Rhys da Vinci||31||1 year 7 months ago|
|+12||AMA: Investment Director at a mid-sized endowment fundChronic lurker here. I recently accepted a position at an endowment fund. Didn't see a lot of info. here on endowment fund investments - so ask away any questions you have.
As background, I am responsible for all of the endowment's alternative investments (private equity, private...||neil91||30||1 year 3 weeks ago|
|+13||How to get a job over equally qualified (or even MORE qualified) applicantsWant to know how to beat the competition in recruiting? How to get a job hundreds of people are vying for?
Good, you’re in the right spot.
What I am about to lay out isn’t going to get you the job if you aren’t qualified. But it IS going to help you get the job if you are...||Ben_CharismaOnC...||30||3 years 8 months ago|
|+12||Cost Estimators: The Bankers of the Construction IndustryRecently guys I have started a career in the construction industry as a project manager and cost estimator for a local company (boutique) and have seen the underlying similarities to the bankers of the financial world.
It's also a career most finance and business guys haven't heard...||UTDFinanceGuy||29||11 months 3 weeks ago|
|+12||WSO 10 Year Anniversary: THANK YOU (10% Off Site Wide for Month of July)As we approach our 10 Year anniversary, I'd like to thank the thousands of members that have made WSO an incredible resource to millions of readers. The last 10 years have been an amazing ride and I can't wait to tackle the next 10!
As part of our celebration, we thought a 10% site...||WallStreetOasis.com||29||2 years 3 months ago|
|+13||Q&A with a Fixed Income Trader at a Major Bank<em>mod note: this was originally posted on 9/4/12</em>
I thought I'd switch things up a bit today. Rather than delve into a note-worthy news item or another Facebook discussion, I'd like to welcome everyone back from Labor Day Weekend with an awesome interview.
WSO...||TheKing||26||3 years 4 months ago|
|+12||This Week in Oil and Gas - 01/22/2016I plan on posting a weekly discussion topic called "This Week in Oil and Gas" to highlight news of the week (topics well vary). I am open to any suggestions and will hope that other users participate and post their thoughts.
Here we go!
<h3>Industry...||RedRage||25||1 year 9 months ago|
|+8||Regional Boutiques Investment Bank List by CityThere are a lot of people that don't have access to CapitalIQ that would like to be able to source boutiques in their area. This thread will be an attempt to help them out. Alternatively, you could use the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a...||aspiringmonkeyi...||524||2 years 5 months ago|
|+12||5 things I wish I had known when I was a business undergrad...I graduated from one of the top 10 undergraduate business schools in the US with a 3.85/4.0 GPA, an honors degree with a double major and a minor, and an offer to work at one of the top 10 Fortune Global 500 companies. I thought I was a badass and was ready to conquer the world and take over...||Angelz629||23||1 year 6 days ago|
|+12||Man Week: FatherhoodAndy note: <em>"Best of Eddie" - while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from April 2011 is part of the very popular "Man Week" 3-part series. More to come later this week. If there's an old post from...||Eddie Braverman||23||5 years 6 months ago|
|+12||From almost getting expelled in HS to IB FT.I went to a prestigious private high school where lots of students are placed into Ivy league and other target schools across the nation. However, I gave zero f*cks in high school and was addicted to video games. I was naive into thinking that I could pull a 3.0 and get into a good college based...||yhslaw||23||1 year 4 months ago|
|+12||Protectionism, what is it and how does it impact trade?With the topic once again in the media lime light, its seems appropriate to discuss protectionism in this post. However, this rather advanced economic concept is best understood if we take a few steps back first.
Before looking at the ins and outs of protectionism, we first have to understand...||naitos22||22||9 months 2 weeks ago|
|+12||Champagne DreamsYou hear the occasional story before you take the leap; and longing to maintain the image of <em>The Next Chapter</em> you have so delicately envisioned for yourself, the one that rests deep in the confines of your subconscious and gives rise to those fanciful journeys your brain so...||rufiolove||19||4 years 8 months ago|
|+12||Credit Risk Analyst - My ExperienceI've seen a bunch of posts recently asking about credit analyst and credit risk positions. I figure it's probably way past time for me to give back to Wallstreetoasis, so here's my contribution.
I'll start with my background - I graduated a few years ago from a decent...||traderoguer||17||2 years 8 months ago|
|+14||Leverage and successWhat drives success? Everyone who succeeds credits something different for their success. Some credit hard work. Others credit being in the right place at the right time. Some credit parents, friends, a boss, a wife, the list goes on. The problem with success is that it's hard to...||Oddball Stocks||17||2 years 6 months ago|
|+12||Law to Investment Banking (One Monkey's How-To Guide)As many of you know, I was a former corporate lawyer at a large law firm, who networked his way into a <abbr title="middle market
">MM</abbr> bank without an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr>, and later transitioned into a...||ld2106||15||1 year 7 months ago|
|+12||A few important advices to all of you wanna-be-monkeysI've noticed a surge in topics along the lines of, "I have interviews with A, B, and C. Please rank them," and "I am pretty sure I will get an offer from X and Z. Which one would you pick?" Let me tell you something kids
<strong>Treat every single one of your...||The Phantom||15||6 years 2 months ago|
|+12||Switching from Big 4 to Acquisitions: My StoryI've received a lot of PMs over the months about how I switched from Big 4 audit to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit"><abbr title="real estate investment...||AcquisitionsGuy||12||1 year 7 months ago|
|+12||The ‘Business Cycle’ frameworkThis post is a follow-up to <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/stop-reading-the-news-thoughtlessly-and-develop-a-macro-framework">one of my earlier posts, ‘Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework’</a> which had generated some interest...||Stalagmite||12||2 years 3 months ago|
|+12||Hack Your Mind! Increase Focus By 200% and Finally Get Shit Done!I know for a fact a lot of you, like me, often debate between checking the latest event on Facebook or finishing that essay or project early. More often than not, we end up scrolling through our news feed, heading over to Youtube, and finally stressing over the looming exams while burdened with...||etx||11||1 year 7 months ago|
|+12||7 Indispensable Rules For TradersAs a trader, one of the things I like to do is take notes on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> observations, both trade specific and trader specific. I was flipping...||SANCHEZ||10||4 years 7 months ago|
|+12||The Three Most Common TechnicalsThere have been a lot of "moral support" threads lately (<A HREF="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/sorry-you-werent-good-enough">here</A>, <A...||TorontoMonkey1328||9||1 year 9 months ago|
|+12||Adam the Analyst - Episode 6: What is Your Ideal Working Environment?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursdays - this was originally posted 11/2010</em>
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sgw3CG3Om7I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
PLEASE...||AdamTheAnalyst||8||5 years 1 week ago|
|+12||Hedge Fund Interview Guide BETA is LIVE!We are finally here! For those of you waiting on the <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions"><abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> Hedge Fund Interview Guide</a></strong>, thank you for your...||WallStreetOasis.com||6||1 year 2 months ago|
|+11||'Wait.. What?' - Banking BrainteasersI will never forget my first banking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">brainteaser</a></span>.
‘So, how would you rate yourself out of 10 in comparison to your...||Blue Horseshoe Love||105||2 years 3 months ago|
|+11||Investments, 10th Edition Bodie, Kane Marcus - Solutions Does anyone have the solutions to Investments, 10th Edition Bodie, Kane Marcus?||yoooo||103||7 hours 53 min ago|
|+11||Strangest thing you've seen/heard at work?One of the things <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> has shown me is to not always judge a book by its cover -- some of you have some real interesting things that happened to you. That said, what are some of the most strangest things that have happened to you while...||Appley||102||3 months 1 week ago|
|+12||Finance Interview Questions and Answers | Wall Street Oasis<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/wso-article-title_1.png" alt="" /></center>
You’re just starting the finance recruiting season. You’re an undergrad that needs to ace his or her finance job interview. Or you’re a...||WallStreetOasis.com||1||5 days 20 hours ago|
|+15||Living in a city you hate, due to work I work for a very well known tech firm (i.e., <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>, Facebook, Google), and although the job is ok for the most part (fantastic hours, laid back, love the people...||Rufus1234||96||1 month 1 week ago|
|+11||What's your favorite piece of art?I was never an art guy growing up. I used to think that people would call anything a masterpiece, even if it seemed to be something made in a pre-k crafts class (think dots on the wall).
After taking a gen-ed class back in community college, I started to understand why people respected and...||dchd9||93||11 months 3 weeks ago|
|+10||Summer 2018 Citigroup Summer Sophomore Leadership Program Hey guys, I just got an e-mail from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citigroup</a></span> replying to my submitted application for the Sophomore Summer Leadership Program. It is just asking "to preference your business line...||jamesht0||193||1 day 15 hours ago|
|+12||Cuisines of the WorldFolks, a definitive ranking of the planet's major cuisines is desperately needed. I have my own list but the problem is it keeps changing. Below are the major cuisines of the world in no particular order, by country. What should the order be? Which are the best cuisines? Why?
By the way,...||Going Concern||92||8 months 1 week ago|
|+11||Ask Me Anything: I'm a Currency Volatility TraderI work as a currency volatility trader and manage one of the bigger G10 blocs in London. I've been lucky enough to get responsibility early in my career. I started off managing a single currency book a few months into the job, and have steadily been granted more responsibility to where I am...||Revsly||91||3 years 2 weeks ago|
|+10||Mexico ---> illegally entering US ---> VP @ GSSurely I'm not the only one here who watches Tucker... Did anyone else see the girl he had on who was an illegal immigrant who became a VP at GS?
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZjR3xLN6IyA" frameborder="0"...||George Kush||190||6 months 1 week ago|
|+11||CFA June 2017 ResultsJust got my results for Level 1 and I passed. 7/10 sections over 70%, none below 51%. I am so stoked right now despite it only being level 1, anyone else get results?||BobTheBaker||86||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+11||Do you guys actually enjoy your jobs?I'm curious why you guys went into investment banking (or why you want to) and how many of you guys actually enjoy your jobs? It seems like so many people going into banking (especially at the analyst level) end up hating their work and the lifestyle that comes with it. I know investment...||Simshifter451||86||1 year 4 months ago|
|+13||The market is turning rapidly...In the last 60 days I've seen so many deals fall out. Not just mine but other brokers across several asset classes. Buyers are hyper critical of everything. Sellers still want crazy money...Apartment investors selling at 4 caps and trying to buy retail at a 6. They see the end in...||PacNumber||85||4 months 3 weeks ago|
|+11||AMA: Investment Banking 3rd Year M&A Analyst3rd Year analyst at <abbr title="New York
">NY</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...||Almost there lol||83||3 months 4 hours ago|
|+10||Official Election Results Thread Trump is our new president, what are your thoughts? What does this mean for Wall Street?
Also if you haven't already, check out some related threads from yesterday: :...||AndyLouis||181||1 year 1 week ago|
|+11||You're not polished enough I made all the way to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...||mmmm123||77||7 months 1 week ago|
|+11||AMA: ER Analyst at Top BB (Plus About ER & General Advice) Long-time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> user, created a new account for this AMA. I got a lot of help from this forum during my recruiting process and I owe a lot to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>. Wanted to try and give back...||strats90||77||1 year 9 months ago|
|+11||Why the heck do you have over 1,000 banana points?I hit 1,000 bananas about nine months back, went inactive, and now am back for the time being. When I reached that milestone, I couldn't help but ask myself: How the hell did I spend this much time on WSO?
So, to the ~400 or so users with 1,000 or more banana points: Who are you? Why are...||idaho||75||3 months 1 week ago|
|+33||From Heartbroken Undergrad to Elite Wall Street Warrior – My StoryFrequent lurker, first time poster. This is my story, with a bit of personal flair. I’ll cover why not getting an internship was the best thing that ever happened to me. Why a high GPA and and an Ivy League degree are not as important as you think. Why Renaissance, Two Sigma, et.al. are not...||-Anonymous||74||1 year 7 months ago|
|+11||3rd Year HF Analyst Q&APrior reading: <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/hedge-fund-the-investment-life-cycle">Hedge Fund: The Investment Life Cycle.</a> Quick background: Penn undergrad - 2 years at <abbr title="asset management
">AM</abbr> firm - 2 years at large...||BlackHat||70||4 years 7 months ago|
|+11||Is Facebook the Devil?I'm sitting here chuckling because of course the title is in jest, but Facebook has been having a rough go of it lately. Not financially, mind you, where they've been absolutely killing it. I'm talking about in the media and political sphere, where roughly half the country (well,...||Eddie Braverman||69||11 months 1 week ago|
|+12||SA interviews – an interviewer’s perspectiveFor my earlier thread about my views on cover letters and resumes for <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> roles, see here: <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/resume-and-cover-letter-a-reviewers-perspective">"Resume and...||SSits||67||2 years 10 months ago|
|+11||So you want to cold email me? Here's how you do it right.This is an old post--I'm deleting it.
But here's an update:
It's been a while, and now I'm working full time. Our mentee group is pretty active on Facebook. Work has been busy, 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.
On cold-emailing: It can't hurt. Just email first...||wolfy||63||3 years 10 months ago|
|+11||Why Does The World Hate Wall Street and Bankers It seems that conservative and liberal pundits alike all use Investment Bankers as a symbol of greed and corruption to scapegoat for all of the countries woes. Did this all start after the housing crisis or has there always been hostility towards bankers?
I commonly hear journalists spout...||LReed||60||6 months 2 days ago|
|+11||Personal Finance Part 1: Credit Card Hacking (the legal kind) Last week, @"onemanwolfpack" went over some travel hacks and discussed how he uses credit card points and airline miles to get free airfare. Being the frugal guy on WSO, I figured I would follow up with how I save money using rewards credit cards. NOTE: this strategy only works if...||IlliniProgrammer||60||3 years 1 month ago|
|+13||Alright KiddiesLong time reader, new poster - first and foremost, thank you to the users who take the time to offer constructive feedback/criticism/stories of the past, etc. You fellas know who you are (Eddie, Midas, Monty,Anthony, Comp, Illini, Gekko and obviously Patrick for creating the site - this list is...||JimmyDormandy||58||6 years 11 months ago|
|+13||What watch do you wear and What's your Dream Watch?I've seen the car topic, now let's start with the watches. I'm a watches maniac.
Currently wear: Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675, Rolex Submariner 1680 red write.
Next: <abbr title="accounts payable
Dream: Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712||Real Marcus Hal...||157||5 days 18 hours ago|
|+11||HELP! My boss won't give me money!!! what to do???HI guys, hope that you can help me. i am doing an intern in research at a new financial services company like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citigroup</a></span>. it is a lot better than my last job in financial services which...||blumie||57||5 years 5 months ago|
|+11||Black Jack's Recruiting AdviceI received a lot of PMs over the past month asking me for advice/resume help/etc with people seeing that I had had a lot of success landing interviews at many places. I will preface this by saying that I am not in the industry, and like many of you am just trying to break in. I was able to...||Black Jack||56||4 years 8 months ago|
|+11||AMA: London L/S + event-driven analystHey guys, haven't been on here for a while, but I'm currently waiting a few weeks to start my next gig and I'm bored. I figured I'd try to give back a little, especially because I know there are people from London on here, and the amount of info available on London <abbr...||thewaterpiper||54||3 months 19 hours ago|
|+17||Talk to meFavorite movies||DoubleTrouble||51||7 years 1 month ago|
|+11||AMA: Consultant at Accenture StrategyHi everyone,
After speaking with a couple students currently recruiting, I realized that a lot of students could use more information about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span>...||ConsultantThrow...||50||3 weeks 3 days ago|
|+11||You mad? Why no, not at all, asshole :)In a small conference room, I was greeted by my HR partner and one of the top dogs in my coverage group. I sat down, and my heart started racing a little and I could hear it in my ears. I also had an insane urge to pee.
<b>Then a voice came beaming from the polycom: Disincentivy, we...||Disincentivy||49||5 years 3 months ago|
|+11||The comprehensive Golf thread and AMANoticed a few people on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> wanted to improve their game and figured I could help in some sort of way.
<h3>Off The tee</h3>
In general I think making good contact is better than swinging out of your shoes. A general...||BillBelichick37||49||4 months 3 weeks ago|
|+10||Goldman Sachs 2017 Pride Summit/Undergraduate Camp ThreadThe applications for the Pride Summit and the Undergraduate Camp went up today. I just applied and notified my contact in HCM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but communications will not be sent out until the deadline has passed.
**If you received an invite for the...||VanillaRice||148||6 months 1 week ago|
|+11||My Story: The Sequel to the "Owning Unsexy Businesses" ThreadHey everyone,
About six months ago I created a thread on WSO that ended up having a profound impact on my life. The thread was about owning and operating relatively "unsexy" businesses, and my goal was to pick the brain of other users to hear any thoughts or experiences they could...||Bowser||47||3 weeks 6 days ago|
|+11||MM IBD (Analyst) > MM PE (Associate) > MM PE (Senior Associate) - Here to answer any and all questions!Currently a Sr. Associate at a well-known $1Bn+ shop. Long time lurker and first time poster. Given all the misinformation and misguided advice so prevalent on this site, I'm here to (hopefully) provide some real advice to private equity hopefuls. AMA!||WallaWalla69||47||1 month 1 week ago|
|+12||Big4 M&A - An ExplanationOver the years I've seen several posts on people considering jobs at Big4 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">corporate finance</a></span> / <abbr...||Asatar||46||1 year 4 months ago|
|+11||Here's what happens when your email hits my inbox...<em>Mod Note (Andy): this comment was originally posted in <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-phone-call-that-never-was">The Phone Call that Never Was</a> and I thought it deserved it's own blog post for those that missed it. </em>
When I...||gdxx||45||1 year 7 months ago|
|+11||1st Year Equity Research Analyst BB London - AMAHey guys,
Long time lurker here, thought I would give back and add some value to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> after learning a lot from here during the last few years.
As the title states 1st year analyst (nearly 2) , have gone through the whole...||otupygak||44||5 months 1 day ago|
|+10||Cold Calling 101Whether you're trying to land a position, sell a product, or simply network with others, learning the art of selling should be a vital part of your learning in any profession.
The most effective way to do all of the above is to learn the art of selling yourself. While there are many...||rothyman||144||1 year 7 months ago|
|+11||MBA: Stanford or Harvard?Hi folks. I was lucky enough to have been accepted to both the Harvard and Stanford <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> programs. I would really appreciate any advice/thoughts on things I should consider while making this decision.
Here is some...||funkymonkey456||44||4 months 2 weeks ago|
|+14||Rescinded from Harvard... Now What????As many of you know, Harvard recently rescinded the acceptances of at least 10 students (I think the number is 12) for obscene memes in a Facebook group chat.
Unfortunately, I was one of was those students.
My initial response was to blame Harvard, the founders of the offensive group...||Stannis_B||142||1 month 1 week ago|
|+11||The Complete Coward’s Guide to Starting a Company: Part 1<strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-complete-coward%E2%80%99s-guide-to-starting-a-company-part-2">See Part 2</a> | <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-complete-coward%E2%80%99s-guide-to-starting-a-company-part-3">Part...||Rhys da Vinci||42||2 years 9 months ago|
|+11||5 Ways to Not Suck at Networking<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/7/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
Kids ask how many bankers they need to...||olafenizer||40||1 year 10 months ago|
|+11||PE vs. Banking - Boy was I in for a Surprise...Hey guys – I’m back to more of a practical post today. I’ve just hit the three week mark at my new job in Private Equity, and I have some observations that I’d like to share now that I have a moment to catch my breath! The time has absolutely flown by, and needless to say I’ve been...||Californicated88||39||1 year 2 months ago|
|+12||WSO Black T Shirts - 5 Day Flash Sale - 40% Off until Friday 4/21/17!Normally these are $19.99+$3 shipping ($23 all in), but to get these into more hands faster, we're going for a Flash Sale over the next few days - $14.99 + FREE SHIPPING (anywhere in the world) until 11:59PM on April 21st (this Friday!)...limiting this deal to the...||WallStreetOasis.com||39||7 months 2 days ago|
|+12||Adam the Analyst - Episode 3: My Mom Loves Bankers<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursdays - This was originally posted on 9/20/2010</em>
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GMWIfjS4P0k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Please...||AdamTheAnalyst||39||3 years 6 months ago|
|+11||Shifting Wish Lists and Fleeting Freedoms<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 12/20/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
As in years past, Christmas has found a way...||TheKing||38||4 years 10 months ago|
|+11||A message for all the 3.0 GPA, non-targets trying to get into IBIf you were only to read this blog, you'd think the non-targets, low GPA applicants could never break into IB, much less obtain gainful employment at all. Well I'm here to tell not every kid in high finance is a 4.0 Ivy leaguer. I graduated from a top 20 but non-target school with a...||onemanwolfpack||37||1 year 9 months ago|
|+10||Your Favorite BreakfastHi Gang,
After having a delicious breakfast this morning consisting of 4 strips of bacon and 5 scrambled eggs with a coffee, I wanted to know what is everyone's favorite weekday breakfast.
I wake up a little earlier to have the time to cook it but I start the day full and happy. I...||C.R.E. Shervin||137||4 months 2 weeks ago|
|+11||Equity Research experience and take away for aspiring monkeysThought I’d post some the PM diarrhea I’ve sent to monkeys (who ask intelligent questions). Here we go…
I graduated college with an Econ degree from a top 20 school in the US but not an Ivy. Side-note, monkeys get way too hung up on target, semi-target, non-target on this board. In...||tiger2012||36||5 years 1 month ago|
|+12||Injured both of my legs, what should I do about pants for the next 4-6 weeks?Hey guys, I managed to hurt both of my legs on a labor day weekend trip with my cousins and older brother. We were doing our annual labor day trip to the lake house upstate and I came up short while jumping off of a cliff (think 10-15 feet above the water) into the lake below. Both of my legs...||phillyguy422||36||1 year 1 month ago|
|+14||Sorry, you weren't good enough<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #36 and was originally posted 10/16/2015.</em>
I liked this <abbr title="on campus recruiting
">OCR</abbr> thread by @Mephistopheles"....||geoffblades||36||1 year 11 months ago|
|+12||Attention to Detail...Sitting pensively, motionless in the luminescence of my glowing HP monitor, I mouth the words <em> “Why the hell don’t you tie?“</em> I scratch my head in confusion, and rub my eyes pathetically as if waning vision is to blame for this frustratingly minute, yet categorically...||rufiolove||35||4 years 8 months ago|
|+11||What I Learned From Both Getting Dream Job And Then Dumped In One DayAlright Monkeys,
So I've been a long time user of this site and have wanted to give back for a while - so here goes.
Today during my painfully boring Econometrics class I received a call from a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||KalosKA||34||3 years 1 week ago|
|+11||CFA Schedule Template I created this post in response to the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> Time Management post earlier this week. Many of us monkeys either work...||valuationGURU||34||4 years 7 months ago|
|+12||Note to People Networking - Don't Copy & Paste EmailsFriendly piece of advice - if you're sending out networking emails, please don't copy and paste them word for word with the only thing that is different being who the email is addressed to, especially if this is after some event and not an out of the blue cold email. I was in my...||NuclearPenguins||34||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+11||Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 2<p><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/some-thoughts-on-bitcoin-part-1">Here’s a link to Part 1.</a> Let’s get right to it.</p>
<p>It’s no secret that governments aren’t crazy about Bitcoin....||Eddie Braverman||33||8 months 4 weeks ago|
|+11||AMA: Hedge Fund Allocator at a $2B+ E&FHi there, After lurking for sometime, I figured I'd jump in with an AMA: Anything you want to ask an E&F allocator?
Willing to offer candid thoughts on any and all questions, from the do’s and don’ts of getting funded to what life/comp is like on this side of the table.
I...||Hitmybid||33||3 hours 45 min ago|
|+28||New Shit List: Apartment BuildingHoly shit. I had no idea a few minor complaints about the gym would turn into my most popular post of all time. That's like if Drake were still best known for his role on Degrassi (should probably add "no homo" here, so...no homo).
<img src =...||Fear The Bulge||31||9 months 1 day ago|
|+11||UG Recruiting Part II: The first round interview<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this post went up in 2011 and it follows from <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ug-recruiting-part-i-how-a-resume-becomes-an-interview">Part I here.</a></em>
Since many people have already have or are...||Marcus_Halberstram||30||1 year 8 months ago|
|+11||World's Best PE Recruiter Database - Need Your Help to Finish It!Guys & Gals,
Headhunters, recruiters, executive search firms:
For many of us they hold they keys to the golden gates of buy-side badassery (i swear i'm not really this big of a tool in real life).
I'm calling on all of you to please reply back with names of active PE...||spinner||29||3 months 2 weeks ago|
|+12||Workaholics vs. Successaholics: Working Hard vs. Working SmartGreetings fellow monkeys:
By way of introduction, I have been a shadow-user for quite some time, please excuse my lurking, and I want to thank everybody for all of the thought and effort that is put into your posts. I have learned a great amount from the <abbr title="Wall Street...||Jay_Gatsby_CFA||28||1 year 3 months ago|
|+12||From Depression to Community College to Target School & BeyondHey everyone. This past spring I graduated from my local community college and was accepted into 2 of 3 schools I applied to. After receiving endless amounts of useful advice and information from this community, I thought it would be a good time to formally introduce myself and hopefully share...||Nick Naylor||28||1 year 3 months ago|
|+11||Valuation Primer - Part Two - Discounted Cash FlowThe second part of my valuation series is about one of the methods under the income approach, the discounted cash flow method. <strong>In this post, I will be showing you how to create a model from scratch.</strong> This model is not meant to teach you any in-depth theory on why...||valuationGURU||27||1 year 8 months ago|
|+14||Asian name on resume I am an international student and a rising junior at a semi-target/low target school.
When crafting my resume, is it advisable for me to create an English name (the likes of John/Dan) to fend off xenophobia? Or should I just go by my real name, which all of my friends and previous employers...||laughamout||127||4 months 1 week ago|
|+12||Why Investors FailAlmost every investing study tells us that buying stocks at a low price to anything results in market beating performance. Even just buying a S&P <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-an-exchange-traded-fund-ETF"><abbr...||Oddball Stocks||26||1 year 5 months ago|
|+12||The Biggest Mistakes Even Great Employees MakeAlthough this isn't 100% directed to <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> it is a strong overview of working general and the main mistakes that good or great employees do that limit them from being rockstars.
<h3>1. They Clock In, Work, Clock...||UTDFinanceGuy||26||1 year 8 months ago|
|+11||Against All OddsI joined <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> a bit over a year ago during my junior year where I had no idea about the banking industry/networking/interviews/etc. While the industry appealed to me it seemed that I was vastly outnumbered in experience, GPA,...||PIE||26||7 years 3 weeks ago|
|+11||Q&A with CompBanker, Part 2I just read through our whole interview for the third time, and wow, there is some seriously thought provoking, downright great advice. If you thought part 1 was hearty with information, just go ahead and read part two below; where <strong>CompBanker</strong> talks about the specific...||M Friedman||25||5 years 4 months ago|
|+11||What to do if you win the lottery...First thing's first, do not buy taxable bonds with that much money, that'd be idiotic. That's what munis are for. You're welcome, I just saved you hundreds of thousands of tax dollars.
Next, do some thinking. What's important to you? $25mm is enough to retire on, but...||thebrofessor||25||12 months 3 days ago|
|+12||How various professionals see the worldRecently I was having a conversion with a buddy who just started a grad job at a large insurance underwriter here in Zurich. He was saying how his perception of the world is changing now that the underlying structure of the global economy is gradually revealing itself to him through his work. He...||diverse_kanga||24||3 years 2 months ago|
|+11||Make the Main Thing the Main ThingI started my job at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket
">BB</abbr></a></span> this Summer as a VP and was lucky enough to start the same day as our...||AcctNerd||23||3 years 2 months ago|
|+11||The Sunlight Hurts My Eyes...I want to start to bring back the douchey candor of LSO that we all know and love... Below is my morning, in the best Logan impression I can muster in my sleep deprived state... Hope you enjoy...
As I wake after a near all nighter, the bulk of which was wasted tweaking valuation...||rufiolove||22||4 years 9 months ago|
|+11||Non-target to BB M&A - Thank you!I've been debating whether or not to post this but decided to go ahead with it as I know these sort of posts always spurred me during my darker days!
Will just be sharing my story and path from how I went from a pretty poor state school to a non-target university and getting myself a...||TheCityBoy||22||2 years 7 months ago|
|+13||Observations of a PE Analyst<em><strong>Edit:</strong> The following pertain to my personal experience in private equity in a region outside of the US. Continue reading only if you are interesting in knowing about something that does not conform to generally accepted norms in <abbr title="private...||Bateman Begins||22||3 years 5 months ago|
|+15||Do You Work Sick? Well, shit. Hillary Clinton's not the only one hiding dirty secrets about her health. I'm sitting at my desk with wads of Kleenex under my arms and some damn baby powder on my temples. I'm working on a word document. The family doctor told me to write whatever I want and...||Fear The Bulge||21||1 year 1 month ago|
|+11||Learn How to Decode Body Language from an FBI GuruThis is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...||Deconstructing ...||20||2 years 7 months ago|
|+11||A day in my life as a Hedge Fund Equity Research Analyst“Which associate career should I pursue: Private Equity or Hedge Fund?” Second-year investment banking analysts who are just entering the associate recruiting cycle consistently pose this question to me. Since I was in their shoes not so long ago, I can empathize with the conundrum these...||KevinNYC||17||1 year 7 months ago|
|+11||So You Made It to Banking, Now What? <strong>Congratulations!!!</strong> You made it into investment banking. Of course early on you're excited and just want to spend 100+ hours in the office to impress everyone and get that top bucket bonus, but how do you really get the most mileage out of your 2 year stint in...||SanityCheck||17||4 years 11 months ago|
|+11||100 Lessons LearnedSomeone sent me this a list of 100 lessons learned by a former <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs
1. First impressions last a long...||BradleyBo||16||2 years 9 months ago|
|+11||The Monkey Lives!I'm often asked about what eventually happened with a lot of the crazy deals we underwrote back in the early 90's. My firm had a penchant for underwriting some of the most bizarre and impractical companies you could ever imagine. The funny thing was, a lot of them worked out in the...||Eddie Braverman||14||6 years 10 months ago|
|+2||Interview Logic Riddles/Teasers1. What is the largest possible number you can write using only 2 numbers - just 2 numbers, no other mathematical symbols?
2.If, having only one match, on a freezing winter day, you entered a room which contained a lamp, a kerosene heater, and a wood burning stove, which should you light...||LBJ||914||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+11||the all nighter - just hilarious Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Valuation: more art than science, more bullshit than art You’re manically tapping away at your keyboard, working on a valuation for Terence Chang, an MD in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions
">M&A</abbr> from the New York office...||Bulge||14||7 years 4 months ago|
|+11||Non-Targeted Southern School with No Connections, 2016 Capital Markets AnalystSo I am from a very non-targeted Southern school. I grew up in a small South Carolina town and I am the first in my family to get a degree from an accredited school. I didn't come from much money (my family was in real estate and the recession really hurt us), so I had to pay for college....||dj_clem||13||1 year 11 months ago|
|+12||How to find fast and healthy food court meals (even if you're crazy busy)I learned something crazy the other day: high-level Ironman triathletes pee on their bikes during races.
That's right. In the middle of a 112 mile ride, they'll just let loose all over their $12,000 Cervélo bike.
These people sound insane, but I sort of understand why they do...||Alistair-Clark||12||1 year 3 months ago|
|+11||Top 50 REPE 2017Read em and weep boys. I think it was just published today.
<a href="https://www.perenews.com/uploadedFiles/<abbr title="private equity real estate
">PERE</abbr>/Non-Pagebuilder/Aliased/News_And_Analysis/2017/May/Magazine/PERE0517_Pere50.pdf">Top 50...||Sham Wow||12||1 month 4 days ago|
|+9||Interview Failures<em> Moderator Note (Andy): Best of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> - this post originally went up 3/31/2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it.</em>
How about a thread where we post some of...||T4KUZA||212||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+11||Physical Energy Trading And LogisticsMost commodity markets tend to be driven by a few basic factors which are freight on one side, price on the other side and qualities.
Each commodity market has its own particularities. Most of what I will generally talk about applies to oil and the liquids in particular which is a little bit...||Addax||11||1 month 4 weeks ago|
|+11||Energy Hedging 101: The Frac SpreadAfternoon Monkeys,
Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be. Other times, you have to try and understand the Natural Gas Liquids markets and their respective price...||CaR||11||4 years 10 months ago|
|+11||Collection of Bridgewater Associates' WritingsCame across this link through a newsletter - it provides links to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/bridgewater-associates-3">Bridgewater Associates</a></span>' writings from 1999 to 2012, mostly on macro themes. I myself am not hugely...||Bateman Begins||10||2 years 8 months ago|
|+11||Structuring and Flow in an M&A ModelMost of you probably already know this, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to say it again out loud. Especially since I've seen a few confusingly (and unnecessarily) circular models lately, it might be a good time to review.
When designing your models, like a good computer program, your...||TorontoMonkey1328||10||1 year 3 months ago|
|+10||The puzzle threadNOTE: If you have seen a problem before, please don't solve it.
This is a thread for posting logic/probability ques, to help people prep for trading interviews. If you have an interesting question that you have heard or thought of, post it to give people practice. I'll post at...||nownow||108||6 years 12 months ago|
|+11||Hedge Fund: Research Analyst vs. Portfolio ManagerSlow morning for me, so I decided to share my thoughts concerning the differences between a research analyst and portfolio manager.
Think you have what it takes to be a portfolio manager? Every aspiring buy-side analyst I know eventually wants to become a portfolio manager at some point....||DaveMCR||8||1 month 1 week ago|
|+11||Let's Talk RussiaI got bored supervising the park today and tuned into the US House Intelligence Committee hearings. After several glasses of Canadian Club and chocolate liqueur, I took to the internet and found myself balls deep in Russian geopolitical philosophy.
A book called *Foundations of Geopolitics*...||Jim_Lahey||108||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+11||Impact Investing 101: Trainings I wish I had known about in Business SchoolI went to London Business School primarily to transition from working for the Clinton Foundation to a job in impact investing. At London Business School, I used a variety of resources at my disposal to improve my financial acumen. I built <span class='keyword_link'><a...||LBS Bloggers||7||1 year 9 months ago|
|+11||PM me for Google+Just got Google+. Trying to give back to the community. PM your gmail me for an invite. I'll get to you, at the latest, by the next day.||hamilton||7||6 years 4 months ago|
|+11||PERE 50 2016-Real Estate Private Equity Rankings2016 real estate private equity rankings.
(See attachment inside the post)||Osa-Kadri||7||1 year 4 months ago|
|+10||The Allure of Investment BankingThough in recent years, many have highlighted the fact that the allure of investment banking has significantly dimmed given the multitude of undergrads wanting to head straight into the buy-side or technology. This however has not been a trend I personally agree with, as more and more students...||etx||107||1 year 6 months ago|
|+13||Advice from an ex-IB MD: The Habits of Winners<b>Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes – George Soros</b>
My goal is to give you as many strategic advantages as possible, so that you can’t help but win in life. A month...||wilowallstreet||6||1 year 8 months ago|
|+10||I resigned from Rothschild to start a companyContent removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed Content removed||Asia_i_Banker||105||11 months 2 days ago|
|+17||FTB's Acceptance SpeechVoting is over. I win <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/polls/who-is-the-2016-member-of-the-year-voting-ends-1218">Member of the Year</a>. If you aren't happy with the results, go find Hillary in the woods and you can cry about it together.
You better believe...||Fear The Bulge||4||11 months 4 days ago|
|+12||Life in General Will Cost More Than You Think <em>Mod Note (Andy): Best posts of 2014 - this comment was originally posted in the thread <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-are-exit-opps-really-like-for-mbb-partners">What are exit opps really like for MBB Partners?</a></em>
I find <a...||Dingdong08||103||3 months 20 hours ago|
|+11||Value and Taxes: Breaking down the Pfizer- Allergan DealA week ago, I began my series of posts on the drug business, starting with <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/divergence-in-the-drug-businesses-pharmaceuticals-and-biotechnology">my perspective on how the business is changing</a> and then moving on to post on <a...||Aswath Damodaran||2||1 year 7 months ago|
|+11||How To Pull Off An Internal TransferA lot of people are unhappy in their jobs. In fact, 2.8 million Americans quit their jobs every month.
I’ve written extensively about how you should quit your job, and for many people, that advice is all they need. There is, however, one situation where that advice does not suffice.
Some...||geoffblades||2||1 year 3 weeks ago|
|+10||My GMAT Study PlanI just took the GMAT this past weekend and scored a 760 (Q49 / V44), so while everything was fresh on my mind I wanted to make a post here about the process that I went through. I know that there are a few threads like this already out there, but when I was trying to figure out how to tackle the...||Chinouk35||101||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+10||hot car but no hot girl - HELP!okay guys, i am in a very difficult situation. I have a very nice car, 2006 bmw z4, that gets me compliments all the time. there is this incredibly hot girl at work that i like but i've never talked to her before since i have nothing to talk to her about. i figured that i could use my car...||blumie||100||1 year 1 month ago|
|+10||Yelled at for saying "No Problem"Hello Monkeys,
I had to come to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>, because what just happened was so absurd, I wanted to get some feedback/opinions of the interaction that just occurred.
So I'm a part-time intern at a <span...||Alecbond19||98||5 months 1 week ago|
|+10||Facepalm moments at info sessionsSo tonight I was at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs
">GS</abbr></a></span> info session, and a student asked verbatim "what can you tell me about the work/life balance...||treeman||96||3 weeks 1 day ago|
|+11||I Am The Toxic Asset<em>This was originally posted on 2/28/12</em>
There comes a certain risk involved with divulging one's personal troubles all over the internet where potential employers could read it and make all sorts of judgement. However without some risk, there is no return as everyone...||Mammon||86||4 years 8 months ago|
|+11||Anyone else fed up with the banking/finance industy?Happy Monday everyone.
It'd be good if we keep this discussion amongst those who have actually been there and done that (i.e. no high school/college students)
I thought I'd start a topic that perhaps a lot of you think about but don't bring up often enough - Is anyone else...||THEBLUECHEESE||82||1 year 6 months ago|
|+11||How To Be A F%#king Man…<p><em>We’ve all seen and perhaps grown tired of guides and lists that are ripe with tedious clichés and full of humdrum regurgitated meme wisdom. For that very reason, in collaboration with CNBC’s John Carney (@Carney) here is a fresh and hopefully thoughtful look at...||GSElevator||76||3 years 5 months ago|
|+9||Trump Business Plan Donald Trump has finally released his plans for his business empire. Trump announced that he would turn over complete control to his sons as well as divert any foreign hotel revenue earned into the US Treasury.
Trump was quoted as saying:
[quote] Over the weekend I was offered $2 billion...||JCI30||175||10 months 5 days ago|
|+11||Be Careful what you write to HR (Real Life Example)<em>Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday - this post originally went up March 2008</em>
"Go all the way down to the beginning"
From: ****, *****
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4:12 PM
To: ****, ***
Subject: RE: Help
This is how I would...||KingKongBanker||75||3 years 1 month ago|
|+10||J.P. Morgan HireVue Interview Questions: What to expectI applied for an analyst position at J.P. Morgan. I immediately got an automated reply telling me to continue on HireVue. I did some digging through <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> and I still have some questions.
1. Are you allowed multiple tries? It seems...||msft||75||3 weeks 2 days ago|
|+10||1st Year HF Analyst taking questionsJust finished up a couple very long weeks at work and am feeling pretty generous at the moment. So, a little bit about me:
- Non-target former varsity athlete/captain
- Corp Strat to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF"...||Simple As...||74||1 year 9 months ago|
|+10||Hit Rock BottomLong time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> internships (no big...||yesmam123||74||1 year 5 months ago|
|+18||A fatalistic view on life: Why most, if not all, of your success is from luckWSO's audience is incredibly motivated and driven to succeed, so I thought I'd reflect on success and the role that luck plays in it.
My argument is that a significant portion, if not all, of one's success can be attributed to luck. This has been discussed on this forum before...||LES||72||6 months 1 week ago|
|+13||TRUMP TAX PLANLeave it to Trump to come up with something really simple.
Simple is good! Not that a lot of brackets have ever been a challenge in calculating tax, but we’re going to be going from seven to three.
Here is the tax plan, in a nutshell (I hate that phrase):
3 brackets: Less than $75K:...||Jared Dillian||69||11 months 1 week ago|
|+12||How to Ace the Goldman Sachs InterviewMake sure to take notes...
[redacted by mod] ||BillBelichick37||66||2 months 4 weeks ago|
|+10||yes..||trailmix8||65||5 years 7 months ago|
|+9||Universal Basic IncomeFinland has started a new program where it gives a basic income to all of its citizens. In theory, this sounds wonderful because even those without a job will have some basic sustenance. Maybe this can only work because the country has a small population. What do you guys think of this new...||tgi-finance||164||10 months 1 week ago|
|+10||Imperialism, Human Rights, Chaos, and Peace - A Question for WSOAlright <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>, wanted to see what the collective minds here thought. I spend most of my day digesting stock specific or economic data, so I must admit I'm under-educated in political, particularly foreign policy matters.
My...||thebrofessor||61||11 months 2 weeks ago|
|+20||Why are rational people so scarce on campuses?I would say that Ben Shapiro represents the most articulate and full body of ideas on the right side of the center as a conservative.
I'll layout some of the social ideas of a more moderate right sider, to give context into what I mean by the right of center and to distinguish from the...||iBankedUp||60||1 month 3 weeks ago|
|+10||The Asymmetric Risk Profile: Preparing for the Hedge Fund Interview<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">Hedge fund interview questions</a> typically are trying to uncover how you think as an investor. One of the best ways to demonstrate your knowledge is to highlight that you look for investments that...||Simple As...||58||3 years 4 months ago|
|+10||Routes to Buyside PM<em> Mod note: This comment was in response to this thread: <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/best-entry-level-job-for-running-future-hedge-fund">Best Entry Level Job for Running Future Hedge Fund</a> </em>
Wait...you think b-school is going to teach...||brotherbear||57||3 years 7 months ago|
|+10||AMA - Current Analyst at $20bn Hedge FoFBackground: <abbr title="Masters in Finance
">MSF</abbr>, ~2years <abbr title="middle market
">MM</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr...||The Stranger||57||1 year 3 days ago|
|+10||A Career In Market RiskHello all,
I am a less of a contributor on this site but think it makes sense to post my experience in the field of Market Risk and everything around it from a career point of view if it ends up helping few members. <strong>Happy to take questions, ask away...</strong>
I spent...||anky||56||6 months 1 hour ago|
|+10||Is Apple losing grip?Is it just me or is Apple losing it? Their idea of innovation seems to be removing ports/plugs from the core and then creating expensive adapters to replace them - makes no fu..ing sense for the customer. And now, in the era of touch screens, they come up with an Apple Touch Bar for the new...||ssild90||56||11 months 4 weeks ago|
|+10||Sell Your Options Dearly: DEBTAndy note: <em>"Best of Eddie" - while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week & next. If there's an...||Eddie Braverman||55||5 years 11 months ago|
|+10||Top 10 Wall Street CarsDespite the efforts of the good time police, bank bonuses will be up for 2010 and we did a quick check to see how people wished to spend it.
A new watch? A Brioni? No and no. What men really want is a new car.
Men and cars, never has there been a more perfect union. From the day you...||Jorgé||55||7 years 2 months ago|
|+9||BAML Accelerated Recruiting Thread SA investment banking Did anyone else get the <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> accelerated recruiting email? Do you know if it's going to be more lax or harder than non-accelerated. ||ilovefinancesomuch||154||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+16||Dress Like A Man: The Anti-DouchesuitI have had a lot of interns ask me where I get my clothes. This isn't surprising, since I look great all the time. I tell them, "I don't get all my clothes in one place, idiot." And then I tell them some version of the following:
If you're a male in his early 20s who...||Fear The Bulge||53||1 year 2 weeks ago|
|+10||7 Tips on Reneging So you were a summer intern at Company A and got a return offer for <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> after you graduate. Congratulations! Except now that you’re half way through the fall semester you are starting to have doubts on whether you should have accepted that...||BlueWing||52||1 year 11 months ago|
|+10||Should I Be Getting a Divorce Or What?<a href = "http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-the-fck-have-i-done-with-my-life">My first post</a> garnered quite a few negative comments, as would be expected when I'm dealing with those in a situation similar to my husband's, defeated in life and ready to...||imissmanhattanr...||51||9 months 2 weeks ago|
|+10||Barclays Internship Recruitment Process - Business Insight Assessment - Video InterviewHi guys,
I would like to know whether someone already experienced Barclays' new recruitment process for London <abbr title="investment banking division
">IBD</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr>. I have been invited to a...||Prixn||51||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+10||Lets hear your rejection storiesMost of this forum is about how people successfully broke in and now hate their lives. In reality breaking in isn't as easy it looks.
So people people who went to elite semi/target schools (and non targets as well) and got rejected whats your story?||financekid02||51||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+10||Ask an Institutional LP anything.Fire away with questions and I'll give my answers/opinions. I've done diligence on everything from early-stage <abbr title="venture capital funds
">VCs</abbr> to megafunds.
Feel free to PM if your question is sensitive.||Hugh Myron||50||1 year 8 months ago|
|+9||Current VC associate taking questionsI'm currently working as a pre-MBA associate at a leading Silicon Valley <abbr title="venture capital
">VC</abbr> firm (nearly $1B in current AUM). Happy to take any questions about working as a <abbr title="venture capital
">VC</abbr> associate,...||VC_associate_13||148||1 year 12 months ago|
|+10||Hangover RemediesFellow Monkey's -
'Tis the season to get head splitting, knuckle dragging, stomach ripping, memory erasing, toilet hugging, diarrhea spraying, shit faced drunk (not that we need to wait for the holidays for that)!
When I was younger I used to dread the holidays because pretty...||the_gekko||48||10 months 2 weeks ago|
|+11||30-year-old Real Estate BillionaireRead this article last week and was impressed by this guy's story.
Something that struck me: I just read through the thread about how tough it is to get...||RawClaw||47||1 week 6 days ago|
|+10||What would you do with a year of free time and unlimited money? Need suggestions.Being in my late 20s now, it dawn(s)(ed) on me that staring at a bunch of stock tickers/excel spreadsheets won't be something I think nostalgically about on my deathbed. I've found someone to essentially babysit a (small) portfolio for me for the next year or two.
Any thoughts? ...||MonacoMonkey||47||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+10||The Best Sector, Asset Class, or investment idea for 2017 (that WSO didn't know existed)Now that it's bonus time for many people, I figured it would be a good time to ask an investment question. Since the stock pick question <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/whats-your-top-stock-pick-for-2017">has already been taken</a>, I wanted to throw out...||IlliniProgrammer||45||2 months 2 weeks ago|
|+13||S&T Recruitment 2011: An Applicants StoryIntroduction
I thought it would be helpful to write down my experience these past 3 months. I’ve been applying to <abbr title="Sales and Trading
">S&T</abbr> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...||mr_conley||43||6 years 6 months ago|
|+12||Graduating into a Bad EconomyAfter reading through the thread on the 2011 hiring freeze, I'd thought it would be valuable to share with the community the thoughts and experiences of someone who graduated into a good economy. While it is easy to sit back and say that my class had it easy compared to today's...||CompBanker||43||5 years 8 months ago|
|+12||Transgender at a Hedge FundI currently work at a medium sized fund. My resume looks like what you'd expect, highly selective undergrad, good work experience, <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> from a top 3 program, passed the <abbr title="Chartered Financial...||Ashley617||42||5 months 5 days ago|
|+15||Why there isn't more diversity on the street<em>Mod note (Andy): WSO top comments - this one is from the post in response to diversity in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span>. <a...||APAE||41||2 months 1 week ago|
|+11||Ask Me Anything: I went from a non-target to McKinsey, MIT Sloan and BCGHey guys,
An undergraduate I am mentoring sent me a link to an AMA from this site from someone in business school. I was reminded that I was using this site 9 years ago in 2006. Back then I still hadn't accomplished much. Through focus. belief in myself and failing MANY times,...||consultantguy12||41||4 months 3 days ago|
|+10||The BlackHat Interview: 3/4<strong>Mod (Andy) note:</strong> <em>The much anticipated <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/user/81874">BlackHat</a> interview is here (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/the-blackhat-interview-14">see part 1, </a><a...||BlackHat||39||5 years 3 months ago|
|+10||Hard Money Lending - Why, When, & How<em>mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from November 2011. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message.</em>
I've written the following at a reader's request (yes, I take...||Eddie Braverman||37||4 years 6 months ago|
|+11||Worst internship stories (investment banking)Thought I would share the shitshow of an internship that has taken up my summer, but also challenge all you monkeys to share your worst internship stories as well.
I am currently on the tail end of an internship abroad in Hong Kong. The very structure of the internship seemed strange to me....||Archer's Sterling||36||3 months 3 weeks ago|
|+10||Valuation of Metals and Mining CompaniesHey everyone,
I just thought that I'd share a great resource for information on the basics of valuing metal and mining companies. The pdf doesn't cover everything by all means but it is a quick beginning step for one to build out their model. It also has links to about 10-15 other...||TexasTim||36||5 years 4 months ago|
|+10||Signing out!Hey all,
I've decided to take a break from the site due to all of the negativity, "poo flinging", flaming, internet laming from those who are just haters.
I got an email from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">wso</abbr> the other day and thought I could...||Slaying Alpha||35||7 years 11 months ago|
|+10||Asinine Desired Skills Job PostingsIt always blows my mind and makes me wonder if I'm completely out of touch or if people are really just full of shit when I read a job posting for an "entry level" and it lists something akin to the following: Skills/Requirements:
Proficient in English, Spanish, and...||Louis Winthorpe III||34||5 months 2 days ago|
|+11||Resume Guidelines from a WSO Drop ReviewerI have reviewed a number of resumes from a recent <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> drop, and while I've received some really wonderful ones that I have passed on (at least one received an offer!), I had far too many that were just terrible, which should not...||anaismalcolm||34||1 year 4 months ago|
|+10||Non-Target Success. Hard Work Does Pay OffFinally the day I get to post one of these topics, just got an offer for my dream <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> job. Here's my story, and some advice to those who want to pull the same move from non-target with no experience to <abbr...||Jam6||32||5 years 2 months ago|
|+16||Why do people hate President Trump?I don't see the issue with deporting Illegal Aliens or excluding groups of people from countries that are known for producing terrorists. I don't see the issue with dismantling the H1B program and putting Americans at work. Not importing people from India and China, pay them for cheap...||GoldsteinPyrami...||132||1 month 6 days ago|
|+10||Sell Your Options Dearly: WASTING ASSETSAndy note: <em>"Best of Eddie" - while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week & next. If there's an...||Eddie Braverman||32||5 years 4 months ago|
|+10||Exiting Big Four (Audit) after 5 years and entering FP&A - Ask me anything<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 7/19/2015.</em>
Spent the past 5 years working for a B4 firm in the Assurance practice and am taking a FP&A Director role within industry in the...||CPA85||31||2 years 3 months ago|
|+10||NSFW Episode 1: QE2, Housing, Commodities<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" align="middle" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="480" height="295"...||Eddie Braverman||31||7 years 1 week ago|
|+10||Global Macro's Future "Stars" - Where Are They Coming From?What professional backgrounds are today's and tomorrow's top global macro minds coming from? And how much does the environmental backdrop help explain this? Pretty simple question, but I think it's interesting to note the following trends for context.
The first generation of...||Burke||29||1 week 3 days ago|
|+16||Finally cut itGuys, So I finally cut it 3 years after graduating from undergrad, and I would like to share my story to you guys as this forum has been staying with me along the way and indeed the break-in cases here keep on pumping gas into me whenever I got rejected.
<h3>A bit about my...||skw910824||29||4 months 1 week ago|
|+10||Travel Hacks for the 21st CenturySeeing that most of us here travel frequently for work/school/vacation purposes, I thought it'd be nice if we shared some of our travel tips here to benefit each other. I will start with a few of mine.
1. The TV in the hotel room can be used to charge your phone or any usb devices. This...||Young Wolf||28||11 months 3 days ago|
|+13||Be wary of greener grass; there are always tradeoffs...<em>Mod Note (Andy): This comment is from the post <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/comment/1294646#comment-1294646">Career decisions: walking away from <abbr title="full time
">FT</abbr> <abbr title="mergers and...||moneymogul||28||2 years 2 months ago|
|+8||Gas Station, Car Wash, Fast Food - Owning Unsexy BusinessesMost entrepreneurs my age seem to be focused on creating the next amazing app or website, which frankly bores me because I'm not a tech geek.
Anyone else give much thought to acquiring an unsexy business like a gas station, car wash, fast food restaurant, etc., and then building out an...||Bowser||227||6 months 4 weeks ago|
|+10||AMA: Looking back on the first few months at Tuck After seeing an <abbr title="Harvard Business School
">HBS</abbr> and CBS thread on their reflections on the first term of their <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> programs, I thought I'd do the same. Thank you to...||GlobeTF||26||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+10||Blockchain TechnologyHopefully everyone has heard of blockchain by now, but if not you may want to read up on it.
Blockchain was originally created for Cryptocurrency back when Satoshi Nakamoto started up Bitcoin. Explained as briefly as possible, blockchain is [quote] Picture a spreadsheet that is duplicated...||Wu_Tang Financial||26||1 month 1 week ago|
|+10||Going From IB to Starting a Business and Back - My Personal Experience Fellow Monkeys,
I don't often post, and I keep my commenting to a minimum. However, I recently picked up and finished a new book many of you have likely heard of, Young Money. I found the writer to be biased against the banking lifestyle, and the analysts he tracks, for the most part,...||CNB90||26||3 years 8 months ago|
|+11||Notes from a Girl in Consulting (and Finance)I've had a great and interesting journey so far, and to be honest, I'm not sure what I want to do finally - we'll see how it goes.
I'm impatient, not detail-oriented, fun loving, not serious - none of the characteristics generally valued in banking or consulting. Yet I...||AtypicalMonkey||26||2 years 4 months ago|
|+9||5 Rules of Getting a Job from a Non-Target SchoolI’ve been in the industry for several years and I’ve come across every type of situation. I’ve met guys from top schools who work in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge...||DM123||125||4 years 6 months ago|
|+10||The Great Escape - 5 tips for leaving the Back OfficeI like to compare my experience of the Back Office, with one of the final scenes in Lord of the Rings. Towards the end of the Return of the King, there is a moment where Frodo, the hairy footed rapscallion that he is, looks as though he is going to blow everything and keep the one ring for...||Blue Horseshoe Love||24||2 years 2 months ago|
|+10||Some Thoughts on InterviewsA few weeks ago, my father set up a meeting for me with his bosses boss. This guy basically runs wealth. This guy was brought out of retirement, in his mid-50's, to help a friend of his rebuild the WM division at the <span class='keyword_link'><a...||LIBOR||23||6 years 2 weeks ago|
|+10||2015 in Film: A Year in ReviewThe best time of the year has arrived. With 2015 behind us, it's time to take a look at the film industry ahead of the Academy Awards. This past year I managed to see 17+ films in the theater, which I've attempted to highlight below....||Going Concern||22||1 year 10 months ago|
|+9||Guys, what's your opinion on dating female bankers?deletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedelete||Zeppelin||122||11 months 2 weeks ago|
|+11||What the fudge Goldman!?I generally don't like to list things that make me mad. Otherwise, this server would crash quite often.
There are certain times, however, that watershed moments occur and <a...||Midas Mulligan Magoo||21||7 years 3 months ago|
|+10||Fit/Behavioral Interviews - A Crash CourseA few weeks ago I finished interviewing for <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration
">MBA</abbr> consulting internships and wanted to capture some of my thoughts while they're still fresh. There are lots of good resources for <span...||brj||21||3 years 5 months ago|
|+10||WSO Finance Dictionary is HereI wanted to take this time to announce one of the latest additions to our community: <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-dictionary">The <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> Finance Dictionary</a>.
Believe it or not, one intern...||WallStreetOasis.com||21||4 years 3 months ago|
|+10||Accepted an Offer! - How non-targets can "make it"Hey everyone,
(Edit: Got a number of PMs here - Added my responses below the rest of the post)
I recently accepted a <abbr title="bulge bracket
">BB</abbr> offer, am from a non-target, and thought I should contribute something here on <abbr title="Wall Street...||Blackberry4Life||20||2 years 9 months ago|
|+9||What companies do you respect?In a recent class discussion, we shared which companies we would like to work at upon graduation, and the reasons for choosing these companies. Common answers for respectable companies were Google, Apple, Spotify, and <span class='keyword_link'><a...||tgi-finance||120||9 months 2 days ago|
|+10||Insights from the other sideI’ve written this post to share some insights into recruitment and to give a specific example of a prospective intern who blew us all away. I’ve intended to give back to the forums that I silently crept on which helped me out in breaking into banking but have never gotten around to it, and...||Bruce||20||3 years 8 months ago|
|+10||Cap IQ List of PE Firms[Mod Note: <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> now has a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/wso-company-database">Company Database</a></span> where you can filter by industry (PE) and zip code: ...||Anonymous Monkey||120||5 years 9 months ago|
|+10||Your job is going to be relatively mindless, repetitive, and dull.<em> Mod Note: This comment was posted in rensponse to this post: <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/help-pissed-in-big-4-audit">HELP- Pissed in Big 4 Audit</a>, received a ton of silver bananas, and deserved to go up on the homepage by itself...||_bird_||20||3 years 8 months ago|
|+10||How to Finish WellI've been conspicuously absent from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> for the last couple of weeks as I prepare for my transition from owning my own family office practice to my new VP role at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...||AcctNerd||20||3 years 5 months ago|
|+9||A girl on tumblr wrote a guide on targetting different types of bankers for money....I follow the investment banking and economics tag on tumblr for study notes and stumbled upon this post. I thought it I'd post it on here for reference for people of all levels. I can't post links but if you search said tags those on tumblr the post is still up and it led me to a whole...||Cami19||119||5 months 3 days ago|
|+10||Scam Science: Old School Wall Street<em> mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from September 2010 . If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. </em>
I have a feeling this week-long series is going to be both fun and...||Eddie Braverman||18||3 years 8 months ago|
|+10||The Street Before Christmas 2010<center><h3>The Street Before Christmas 2010</h3><h5><br>by Edmundo Braverman</h5></center>
<center>'Twas the Street before Christmas 2010
Another year over and we're at it again
No monkey is safe from Uncle Eddie's rhymes
And...||Eddie Braverman||15||6 years 11 months ago|
|+10||Eff George Pay GirlNo matter what sort of game you play, once you have been around the block enough times you are bound to develop a <em> go-to-move.</em> Jordan had his fade away jumper, Mariano Rivera has his cutter, <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Midas Mulligan Magoo||14||6 years 3 months ago|
|+17||How To Almost See Hamilton For FreeLet me start off with a big obvious disclaimer that musical theater is f*cking gay, and there's no way around that fact except to get shit-roaring drunk, which is where this story originates.
I was cracking the whip on myself for a little while after the whole <a href =...||Fear The Bulge||14||11 months 5 days ago|
|+10||How To Follow The Markets Like A Pro – For Free!So you are fascinated by the financial markets and maybe even interested in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>? Great, but access to information doesn't come cheap...||SANCHEZ||14||1 year 9 months ago|
|+11||6 useful tips for junior buyside analystsIn the past few years, more buyside companies are hiring analysts straight out of college, or without 2 full years of ibanking experience. If you are in one of these positions, the 6 tips below might be able to help you. My own experience is more in public markets, so it might not apply as well...||Chimp_and_jeez||13||3 years 8 months ago|
|+10||Reuters IBD Global Review 2015Sup monkeys, here is super detailed analysis of market share, fee share, broken down by division and by industry group and across regions. Should basically answer 90% of questions that get posted on this forum over and over again. (which group is best in x, rank xyz for me etc etc). And all...||DirtyCash||13||2 years 2 months ago|
|+11||2010 Energy Trading ListHere is an updated list to the one I posted two years ago....||monty09||13||6 years 11 months ago|
|+10||Monkey's Day in the JungleGentlemen...
They say a picture's worth a thousand words.
Well, I'm feeling chatty tonight...
Enjoy what's left of your day...
<center> <strong>9am </strong> </a> </center>
<img...||Midas Mulligan Magoo||13||6 years 9 months ago|
|+10||New Years MusingsSeeing as it’s the last day of the year, I thought it wise to offer a bit of musing, as I have become so accustom to doing. Unlike my usual commentary, filled with thoughtful quotes and witticisms, the New Year is one of the few times that no quote or wise words of wisdom can convey the...||Frieds||13||6 years 10 months ago|
|+10||McKinsey application processHopefully this is helpful to applicants.
I just concluded the third and final round of interviews for an associate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> at <span...||mopman||13||9 months 4 days ago|
|+11||General advice to SA who are interviewinghave screened 20+ <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">sa</abbr> applicants, want to point out a few general things that the young folks out there should take note of. of course different interviewers have different styles, but I think the general things should stay general...||RWP||13||7 years 6 months ago|
|+10||sighBankingIt's 3:30 in the morning and I am still at the office. So...I feel like writing this post. This poem is for all future analysts trying to get into investment banking. From the outside it seems like we are all Gekko, the truth is...
no suits, no...||SuitedWolf||12||7 years 3 months ago|
|+12||Four Steps to Your First College 4.0 - Step OneWelcome undergrad Monkeys to the first part of the four part series: “Four Steps to Your First College 4.0”. Even if you’ve gotten a 4.0 in the past, you should still read this series, as you may not currently use the studying techniques located within this guide, and they can only help...||CreditMunich||12||5 months 3 weeks ago|
|+11||How to Increase Your EQ Score: Emotional Intelligence 2.0This is the next book review in a series of installments that will be coming from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a...||Deconstructing ...||11||2 years 8 months ago|
|+10||Thinking vs doingIt's not often that one sees a limo for sale, especially on someone's front lawn with a price tag of $2,500. The limo wasn't new, it was a late 1980s model, but it was still a limo. I used to drive past that limo weekly when I was in college. I was intrigued, I had the money to...||Oddball Stocks||10||2 years 9 months ago|
|+10||My Gift To WSO: Investment Committee Memos....Or Something Like ThatSo, I've been trying to find an actual Investment Committee Memo from a real deal. I randomly asked for one on an existing thread on this board and someone told me it was too "proprietary" for anyone to share. Fair enough.
So I took to the magical, wonderful Google!
Started...||RECONBOSS||9||5 months 1 week ago|
|+13||I Entered A Time WarpHappy Halloween assholes. Here's a spooky story to shiver your timbers and rustle your jimmies.
It takes place in the vestibule of my apartment building. Don't google 'vestibule' unless you want to see some gnarly female anatomy up close and personal (definitely no homo,...||Fear The Bulge||8||1 year 2 weeks ago|
|+11||Update: Admissions Results for Shitty WE, Good Raw Stats (y'all tore apart my profile. thanks for the brutally honest feedback)Hi all, here's a follow-up to a profile review I gave a while back (shitty WE, good raw stats). Since I can't link my old posts, here's what I wrote: "So I graduated from UCLA with a Sociology degree, and got a 3.9 GPA. But I sucked terribly at networking and finding jobs,...||altm7aspirant||8||4 days 2 hours ago|
|+10||The long road to ER from a non-targetI have been browsing this forum for almost two years now since the beginning of my senior year and thought I would share my story on breaking into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity...||IronCondorGorilla||7||1 year 6 months ago|
|+10||The 10 commandments for surviving your summer internship<em>Moderator Note (Andy): DM123 completed an engineering degree and an MBA. He has work experience as an investment banking analyst, mid-market lending analyst, and is currently a corporate banking associate at a global <span class='keyword_link'><a...||DM123||7||5 years 3 weeks ago|
|+10||How To Win Friends And Influence People<em>Mod Note (Andy): Check out wilowallstreet's AMA <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ask-an-ex-ib-md-anything">here</a>. The AMA is still live and he is actively answering any questions that you may have.</em>
I want to teach you how to make...||wilowallstreet||7||1 year 11 months ago|
|+9||Share the Strangest Interview Questions You've ReceivedAs we go through recruiting season, people are bound to get hit with some of the strangest and most absurd interview questions that they never would have thought to prepare for. For the sake of comedy, please share questions here that you've either given or received.
Here's...||bell_hk_sig||106||2 months 2 days ago|
|+10||What's the most valuable and versatile Undergraduate Degree nowadays and looking into the future?As a Senior HS student looking ahead not just 5 years from now but 15 years down the road, it scares me. I've been always interested in studying finance/business for my undergrad. Seeing the stagnating finance industry and the increase in automation (or atleast intentions to do so), I am...||thefinancekid||105||8 months 1 week ago|
|+7||2016 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APDHi everyone,
I would like to start a thread for 2016 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Neverland-Liyi||304||6 months 1 week ago|
|+9||Martial ArtsAre you guys into martial arts? If yes, which one?
I don't really have the time anymore but I loved it (Karate and Hapkido), great for keeping fit and less boring than just running and pumping iron. Maybe I'll see if I can return to Hapkido or start w/ Krav Maga.||dornelbr||104||8 months 3 weeks ago|
|+10||Mid 90's was the wildest lending I've seenAnybody here that's about my age (39) and older will remember the mid to late 90's resi lending as being far more aggressive than the 2000's.
In 1996, at age 19, after working for a large consumer finance lender (similar to TransAmerica), I got in the mortgage business. Times...||PacNumber||3||1 year 1 month ago|
|+9||Who is your favorite billionaire?Very simply who is your favorite billionaire?
I 'd have to go with Rupert Murdoch or Henry Kravis...||SBrunsWS||199||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+9||The Permanent Recession<em>Mod Note (Andy): this was originally posted on 6/19/12</em>
I was out to dinner the other night with a few friends. Each of us work in some variation of finance and have had a decent level of professional success in our young careers, on paper at least. I'm in PE, two of...||TheKing||99||4 years 11 months ago|
|+9||2017 Commercial/Corporate Banking BonusesI'm curious to see how everyone fared in terms of commercial/corporate banking bonuses this year. Especially interested to hear about people who are only 1-2 years out of school (however, please feel free to share numbers for all roles and levels)
Personally: Bulge bracket commercial...||WallStreetJunkie123||99||4 days 21 hours ago|
|+2||Do you believe in God?Official ibankingoasis belief in God poll. Any religion with a God accepted. I'll start.
Don't.||sleepyguyb||795||3 years 9 months ago|
|+10||Do You Envy The Rich Kids Who Got A Shot At Their Careers Through Their Parent's Influence?Monkeys, one of the best aspects about this community is that people talk about their stories and opinions in a candid way. I was reading this [article](https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/07/millennials-with-rich-parents/398501/?utm_source=atlfb) which said that millennials...||FinDroid||94||2 months 3 weeks ago|
|+9||Who Is Rich?<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in September 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a> If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see...||Eddie Braverman||94||1 year 10 months ago|
|+8||Ask Me Anything: REPE Investment Professional<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 1/6/2015.</em>
I've noticed there's been a lot of unanswered questions about REPE on the forums lately. Given that <abbr...||re1098||193||1 year 10 months ago|
|+8||New York vs. Houston<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally was posted on 12/15/10.</em>
Monty09 may have gotten the best plug yet for his <a href="http://energyrodeo.com/">Energy Rodeo</a> in Houston next month, and it came from none other than the New York...||Eddie Braverman||192||2 years 7 months ago|
|+9||Leaving Deloitte S&O after ~2 years, ask me anythingIn the coming weeks, I will be leaving <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> S&O after just under 2 years on the job, to join the corporate strategy group at a retailer. Since this...||wanna b mbb||88||2 years 3 months ago|
|+10||When you're bored..<strong> NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION: <h3> http://doge2048.com/ </h3></strong>
Spent the entire night playing this shit. Regret not sleeping..||thecoldburns||87||2 years 3 months ago|
|+10||15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer<i>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 3/18/14.</i>
<em>Mod Note (Andy):This is being reposted with permission from HBS professor Deepak Malhotra </em>
[quote]Hi Andrew, In case this is of value to WSO, my HBR article on “15 Rules for...||AndyLouis||86||2 years 9 months ago|
|+9||Four college kids started a hedge fund. Should I invest?<em>TBT: Originally posted August 2012</em>
One of the biggest problems with having large corporations as clients is that there’s so much crap you’re not allowed to invest in actively in order to prevent any potential allegations of insider <span...||bankerella||85||1 year 10 months ago|
|+9||Marine Officer/Aviator Ask Me AnythingI'm pretty new to the forum and have been using it as a very useful informational supplement to my post-USMC career. I have been Pm'ed by several guys about flying/military in the short time I've been on the forum. I was also surprised to see how many of the young guys/girls were...||flewbye||83||1 week 6 days ago|
|+9||Wisconsin and the Failure of Reason (aka Unions Want High Salaries More Than Jobs)This is frankly infuriating. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and the State Legislature are trying to pass a bill that will strip Unions of collective bargaining rights and shift a fraction of their pension and healthcare cuts onto them. This is an average of a $153 pay cut per month. The...||MMBinNC||75||3 years 6 months ago|
|+10||Horrid Boss gets a smack in the mouthToday, after 19 consecutive days of horrific abuse, I let my boss really f*cking have it.
I'm currently an MSc Economics student in the UK. Two days a week I work at a very well known <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr> shop in London. I was a...||Clarkey||73||2 years 3 months ago|
|+9||Amazon Buys Whole FoodsAmazon . AMZN -1.26% com Inc. said it would buy Whole Foods Market WFM -6.74% for $13.7 billion as the giant internet retailer makes a deeper push into the grocery space. Amazon is buying Whole Foods WFM -6.74% for $42 per share, valuing the grocer at a 27% premium to its closing price Thursday....||JoeSixpack||72||4 months 4 days ago|
|+9||AMA: Credit hedge fund analyst at MF, former BB trader<em>Mod Note (Andy): AMA/Interview Tuesdays! Email me ([email protected]) if you'd like to do an AMA or interview for WSO</em>
My background is working in a high yield/distressed <span class='keyword_link'><a...||big unit||71||2 years 10 months ago|
|+9||AMA: I'm at the end of the WSO Rainbow and Profoundly UnhappyI'm in my early-to-mid 20's, I work in <abbr title="private equity
">PE</abbr>, I'll make nearly $500k this year and I have no fucking idea what I'm doing.
I went to the doctor. He said I drink too much coffee, get too little sleep, and drink too...||Colonel_Sanders||165||10 months 1 week ago|
|+9||Why I think you should take a corporate strategy gig over consulting (including MBB) at the entry-level I got a lot of help reading <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> when I was an undergrad and wanted to contribute somehow. Wanted to drop my 2 cents, as I feel like <span class='keyword_link'><a...||easyp1984||65||3 years 11 months ago|
|+9||AMA First Year Wharton MBAI hosted a <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> webinar (<a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-my-application-to-wharton-7pm-et-12215">link here</a>) on Thursday, December 3rd about my application to Wharton and how I got in, despite...||Xepa||64||1 year 8 months ago|
|+9||Forbes 30 Under 30 2017Forbes came out with their annual 30 under 30 for 2017 yesterday. It's that time of year where we feel bad about ourselves, but at the same time motivated, because no matter how well you're doing, there's always someone out there who's doing even better. Unless you're a...||Ash Ketchum||59||9 months 4 weeks ago|
|+9||Global Credit Rating Agency ---> Backdoor to High FinanceThesis:
For those unable to break directly into high finance, starting at a one of the "Big 3" (S&P, Moody's, Fitch) is a great entry-level job, in which you can position yourself for a bright future.
*Entry-level analysts may only make about $70k (1st year...||PerpetualGrowth||58||8 months 1 week ago|
|+9||How to deal with THAT associate<em>TBT: Originally posted on September, 2012 </em>
Props to bankerella for an <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/how-to-be-that-associate">insightful post</a> delving into the mind of the newly-minted first-year investment banking associate. The only...||Aaron Burr||57||3 years 2 months ago|
|+8||2015 McKinsey insight and BCG bridge2BCG status updates for APD/ADC!Hi everyone,
Thought I'd start a thread for 2015 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3qtvcjr" target="_blank">McKinsey</a></span> insight and <span class='keyword_link'><a...||Sue-Lee||156||1 year 8 months ago|
|+10||This is how guys are getting rich in real estateSo about 2 months ago I joined a group that does about $1 to 1.5 billion per year in commercial and commercial real estate loans. Our entire production and underwriting group is comprised of about 25 people. I've looked at a few dozen deals now that have made their way to my desk after...||DCDepository||56||3 years 3 months ago|
|+9||Management Consulting Salary & Compensation, Average Bonus in Consulting<h3>Management Consulting Salary</h3>
<em>Below is an estimate of all-in consulting compensation progression. This list has been compiled with information from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr>, Quora, and more in order to present the...||John-Doe8||54||9 months 3 weeks ago|
|+9||I went> B4 Audit> B4 CF > IB: Ask me anythingAs a lot of people ask about these things then I thought I'd make an AMA:
I work in London and I made that much sought after career jump that started in Big Four audit and ended up in <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> (Debt Capital Markets) at a boutique...||williamthesnake||53||7 months 2 weeks ago|
|+9||Get In, Loser. We're Going To Mars.<p>What a time to be alive. We could be (probably are) on the cusp of being an interplanetary species. Elon Musk revealed his plans for taking humanity to Mars at the International Astronautical Congress on Tuesday. And it starts in July of 2018. </p>
<p>There are a lot of...||Eddie Braverman||51||1 year 1 month ago|
|+9||Finally, Some Quantification – The Expected Value of Launching a StartupI recently came across a <a href="http://80000hours.org/blog/341-how-much-do-y-combinator-founders-earn">blog post from 80000hours.org</a> with some of the best quantitative data I’ve seen to date on the consideration of the payoff of the choice to throw your career path...||Rhys da Vinci||50||2 years 8 months ago|
|+11||The Dreams of a BB AnalystSat at your desk, getting texts from off old friends, and girls you could've got on, who are out partying just a couple of blocks from you.
Sat at your desk, falling asleep, feeling the emotional, physical and mental pain of yet another all nighter.
Sat at your desk, hating yourself...||anonymousman||50||6 years 10 months ago|
|+10||10 Tips to Maximize Your GPAGreetings,
Thought I’d try and give back to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> community by sharing “10 Tips” on how to maximize your undergraduate GPA. I’ve noticed that the phrase “get a high GPA” is mentioned in almost every thread discussing...||Zzari||50||4 years 7 months ago|
|+9||Excel: Tools, Add-Ins, and MacrosIncluded here is the start of a much needed compilation of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">Excel</a></span> add-ins, macros, and tools.
For the one person who'll read...||Lambie||49||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+11||How I used LinkedIn to get Interviews and Land OffersHey Guys,
Been using this site for a while now and figured it would be beneficial for me to give back a bit. For starters, I thought I would detail my experiences using linkedin and cold emails to land a summer offer.
Coming from a semi-target undergrad b-school, I had my hands full....||Count Drachma||49||1 year 2 months ago|
|+10||How To Kill a Bank - The Final Chapter<em>Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in October 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions">here.</a></em>
Many of you remember a series I wrote earlier in...||Eddie Braverman||48||4 years 3 days ago|
|+14||Five Ways Video Games Made Me a Better InvestorInstead of spending my free time outdoors, I, like many of you, spent my childhood playing video games. So how has that made me a better investor? There’s at least five very good reasons, so let’s get right into it.
<h4>1) Know the Rules</h4>
The subtlety in this seemingly...||The Uncontortionist||47||1 week 3 days ago|
|+4||Ask Stacy Blackman Consulting - Business School AdmissionsHey Everybody - if any of you are looking for a quality <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> preparation I'd encourage you to check out our partnership with...||WallStreetOasis.com||547||3 years 3 months ago|
|+9||Coffee Shop Drink Tips + Former Barista AMA <h3>Coffee House Drinks Dissected</h3>
Hello all, I thought it would be of value to provide you with a list of coffee shop beverages and their differences that I learned when I was a barista. If you have any questions, ask below.
<h4>Coffee based drinks</h4> ...||Kamchowder||46||4 months 3 weeks ago|
|+9||What do you think gave you an edge over the other applicants?I recently received a question from a young monkey looking for a <abbr title="summer analyst intern
">SA</abbr> position. They asked, "what do you think gave you an edge over the other applicants when you interviewed for your current position?" Below is my...||Group Therapy||46||2 years 11 months ago|
|+9||Lazard Video Interview QuestionsHey!
I have just received an invitation to do a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lazard">Lazard</a></span> Video Interview for a role as UK intern. Has anyone done this specific interview before? What type of questions should I expect?...||BTG9696||46||4 days 11 hours ago|
|+10|| Open for Questions - Equities in Dallas<em>Mod note: <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/faq/what-are-the-best-qa-threads-and-interviews-with-top-finance-professionals-on-wso ">Click here</a></strong> to see all of our q&a's and interviews</em><P>
I figured I...||thedude||45||4 years 4 weeks ago|
|+9||The future of LA Curious what SoCal guys think the future holds for LA. The change here is staggering.
Tech companies are flooding in. Snapchat, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>, Google and others all...||ga901||45||4 months 3 days ago|
|+9||PERE 50 2015 - Real Estate Private Equity RankingsI haven't seen it posted here and I used to post them annually, so here it is - the 2015 real estate private equity rankings, made up of all the names you would expect. Still, there are some newcomers (Greystar, Almanac) and a couple of big falls and rises. If nothing else, it's good...||CRE||45||2 years 5 months ago|
|+7||Yet more fun with resumesSince I'm now recruiting for a boutique wealth management firm rather than a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> investment bank, I'm seeing a whole new type of...||Mis Ind||244||5 years 4 months ago|
|+9||AMA: Internal Pharma M&A Group ($10B+)I work on the inside <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions
">M&A</abbr> team for a large Pharma company. My job generally involves acquisitions, in licensing, out licensing and distribution deals.
I am on the forum under another name, this is to maintain my anonymity. ||pthrowaway||44||1 month 2 weeks ago|
|+9||What is life like at no-Bulge Bracket Investment banks?You will always hear about daily life and exit opportunities at <abbr title="bulge brackets
">BBs</abbr> and Boutiques, but what about other large banks like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/mizuho"...||banking_and_hedging||43||1 month 1 week ago|
|+9||Day in the Life: Commercial Real Estate Broker<strong>Day in the Life: Commercial Real Estate Broker</strong>
Ever wonder what you do as a commercial real estate broker? The truth is, it’s really hard to do a “day in the life” post for the position because no two days are alike. So, instead of just doing one, I’m...||CRE||43||1 year 4 months ago|
|+10||NYC vs. London vs. Zurich vs. FFMHi guys,
In which city do you earn the most considering cost of living, taxes, exchange rates etc.? If someone of you worked in different locations how did they compare to each other in terms of quality of living? Especially right out of college what´s the best of those cities for your...||jordan25||43||5 days 13 hours ago|
|+9||15 Steps To Mastering The GMATI took the GMAT a few months ago and I wanted to share my experiences, tips and advice with the rest of the community. Here's how I would go about it in hindsight:
1. Figure out your schools' average or median <span class='keyword_link'><a...||ValueBanker14||43||3 years 6 months ago|
|+8||Finishing 1st Year as HF Analyst - Ask AnythingThere have been several of these so I don't know how helpful I can be. Will do my best
Took a pretty traditional route to get the job:
<ul> <li>Target school</li> <li>Top banking group</li> <li><span class='keyword_link'><a...||DontMakeMeShortYou||142||4 years 1 month ago|
|+10||How much do you spend when you go out?How often do you go out and how much do you end up spending on a night out? I wanted to compare my spending with others.
I go out once a week (Friday) and typically spend $120 ~ $200 (greasing the bouncer, taxi, drinks) depending on how generous I am feeling to my friends (most of the time,...||TraderMan69||42||2 days 22 hours ago|
|+9||AMA - Non-Target >> Valuation >> MM IBAttempting to share my knowledge and experience lateraling from valuation to <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> in an effort to give back to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
The situation: Non-target, landed a...||McEnroe||42||9 months 1 day ago|
|+9||You NEED To Read This Book<em>mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from February 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message.</em>
It's not often that I'm surprised by a book about Wall...||Eddie Braverman||40||4 years 9 months ago|
|+9||Not even close: NYC is the #1 city for single men It is indeed a truism of life that we don't appreciate what we have until we no longer have it. This is true for loved ones who pass away, and it also holds true for cities we used to live in.
Many <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis
">WSO</abbr> posters live in...||Rufus1234||40||3 weeks 6 days ago|
|+9||Non Target sub 3.0 -> BO -> FT Analyst. Long, Detailed Success Story!!I'm not really sure how to start this post, but I'm really only posting as motivation and inspiration to all the non target kids out there who are worried about GPA, ECs, etc. This story will be a long one, but I want to give as much detail as possible, because I have been through so...||FLundertow||40||4 years 11 months ago|
|+9||Dress Code in Real Estate Asset ManagementI want to share an experience I just had on my third week of being a first year analyst in RE <abbr title="asset management
">AM</abbr>. To give a little background, I work in a second tier east coast market (Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, DC etc) working at a large <abbr...||Don Johnson||39||2 months 1 week ago|
|+9||The Encierro, Party Gravy, and Lost YouthI can't believe I waited as long as I did to run with the bulls. It's something I've wanted to do for at least 20 years and just never got to it until now, and that's a mistake you should avoid. The<a href="http://www.sanfermin.com/index.php/en/"> Festival San...||Eddie Braverman||38||4 years 4 months ago|
|+9||AMA- High Yield/Distressed Debt Sell Side Analyst2nd year analyst at a boutique broker-dealer from a non-target state school. Also a <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst
">CFA</abbr> Level 2 candidate, working under multiple sector analysts with decent exposure to Oil & gas, metals & mining, and retail. We...||chmpnarcher||38||2 months 1 week ago|
|+9||10 Quick Do's and Dont's I Learned from Travel Hacking Over the Last 18 Months Monkeys,
Since moving abroad, I've turned "travel hacking" into my primary side hobby, that is, paying as little as possible in cash for flights and hotels throughout the world. Eighteen months later, I'm sitting on 500,000 airline points with only two credit cards in my...||onemanwolfpack||37||3 years 2 months ago|
|+9||Can sleeping with a client get an intern fired? I may have made a mistake. A client organization invited us to a business oriented cocktail party. I made decent conversation with one of the clients and a group of the clients and I (with no one else from my firm) went to a bar for drinks. The client in question left with me after the first bar so that we could continue...||Surveillance||37||2 years 11 months ago|
|+10||'Equity' (2016) Movie Review: The Harsh Tale of Women on Wall Street<em>"Equity" came out last week (limited release) and currently has a 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes</em>
Coming straight out of 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival, Meera Menon's Equity is dubbed “the first all-female Wall Street movie” by many. It is an incredibly...||Alibabes56||36||1 year 2 months ago|
|+8||Removed post to discuss MBA Admissions Consultants while maintaining anonymityDeleted as thread is over 2.5 years old and stopped receiving PMs... ||itsinthebag||136||2 years 8 months ago|
|+9||Do I need ____ math for finance?I'm tired of seeing posts (especially in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> forums) asking whether or not "I should study XYZ quantitative major" to...||peyo212||36||3 months 1 week ago|
|+9||Corporate Development Manager - Q&A<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 10/28/2015.</em>
Reading through @Harvardgrad08"'s posts I think this type of contribution is extremely helpful in de-mystifying certain...||marine13910||36||2 weeks 3 days ago|
|+9||Biggest Office Pet Peeves State your grievances, a couple of my big ones:
The person who makes every meeting run over because he interrupts after every other sentence to ask for clarification.
Working with someone who is so type A that they make small changes to your work just to feel in control.
That manager...||LReed||35||3 weeks 1 day ago|
|+10||The 48 Laws of Power<i>This is the next book summary from <a href="http://www.deconstructingexcellence.com/">DeconstructingExcellence.com</a>. See my other book summaries on WSO <a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/310180">here</a>, and if you find my summaries...||Deconstructing ...||33||1 year 4 weeks ago|
|+9||The World's Greatest Lifehack<strong>It will give you tunnel vision.</strong>
It will make you sacrifice many things you enjoy and put them on the back-burner.
It will give you a cynical (and sometimes hateful) view of your classmates.
You will seriously consider the possibility of purchasing a one-way...||In The Flesh||33||3 years 11 months ago|
|+9||A week in the life of a VC intern/VC Intern AMAHey VC-aspiring monkeys,
Originally, my plan was to do a week by week take on the <abbr title="venture capital
">VC</abbr> world as an intern, similar to moneymogul's <abbr title="investment banking
">IB</abbr> one - however, both my internship...||SmokeyTheBear||33||2 years 12 months ago|
|+9||Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively?All, I work at a middle-market fund (started about 8 months ago here) and wanted to learn from someone qualified (associate level or above) who works on the buyside what the best and most efficient way to analyze a <abbr title="confidential information...||johndoe89||33||4 months 2 weeks ago|
|+9||Go Big or Go Home - 2017 Challenge2017 is rapidly approaching and it is almost that time of year again to set goals, and smash them!
My goals are as follows:
1) Save 15-18K towards my mortgage deposit.
2) Move ou|