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  2. AMA: Private Equity Portfolio Company CFO

    Pre-MBA Work History: I attended a private, Catholic university in the Midwest where the curriculum was focused on asset management and included a student-managed portfolio as part of the university's endowment. Alumni through that program helped me ...

    124 comments - 23 silver bananas - Jul 9 2019 - 3:55pm -

  3. AMA: former BB market maker (trader) for US Treasuries- now a prop trader

    I started out as a desk analyst, doing spreadsheet and programming things for all the traders on the government desk. I went to a non-target state school, and my entry job to the ibank was in the IT division as a VBA Excel and SQL database developer (back ...

    85 comments - 11 silver bananas - Jul 31 2019 - 11:02am -

  4. AMA- I used to be a CRE Broker at a Firm that used to be Top-Tier

    In honor of this disappointment, I thought the community could step up to the plate a bit. I used to be a CRE Broker (office leasing, mostly on the landlord side) at a firm that people will debate about below! Ask me any questions about this or anything e ...

    63 comments - 10 silver bananas - Jul 19 2019 - 2:16pm -

  5. AMA: I didn't get a return offer

    My background: At this time last year, I was an intern in a top group at my dream bank and was so excited my life was on-track and going according to plan. Two months later began a semester-long panic as I tried to secure a full-time job after not receivi ...

    48 comments - 21 silver bananas - Jul 12 2019 - 2:17pm -

  6. AMA- Undergrad to PE (Ask me anything)

    Hi everyone! I've really enjoyed the community here at WSO and the fantastic insights and advice people have shared over the years, so thought I'd give back and share my non-traditional experience. My Background: Target school, liberal arts majo ...

    45 comments - 16 silver bananas - Jun 17 2019 - 11:36am -

  7. AMA: extreme poverty to non target to investment banking

    Hello everyone, I am sharing this because Andy and Patrick said it may be useful for some younger users. I legitimately believe that WSO helped me get my career started. About me: I grew up in the roughest part of town nearby a big city (think Ferguson Mi ...

    101 comments - 118 silver bananas - Apr 16 2019 - 1:02pm -

  8. AMA: Guy who had listened to numerous segments on CNBC

    Hey all, I just got finished listening to several very informative segments on CNBC and figured I should offer up my knowledge in the form of an AMA. While my background isn't in finance per se, I seem to have a knack for it. I've made several p ...

    32 comments - 70 silver bananas - Jul 23 2019 - 2:31pm -

  9. AMA: Journey from Blackstone to starting my own business

    About I broke into the Blackstone restructuring group, I stayed for 10 months then joined a start-up hedge fund. I'm now working on my own startup (atom.finance) focused on building a modern investment research platform that democratizes access to in ...

    27 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jul 25 2019 - 5:45pm -

  10. AMA: 3rd Year Hedge Fund Analyst

    I've been reading WSO for years and it helped me out immensely when I was trying to figure out the best route to take in order to achieve my goals. Now it's time to try and return some of that value, so here goes. I'm currently a 3rd year A ...

    162 comments - 17 silver bananas - Aug 17 2018 - 2:53pm -

  11. AMA: 2nd Year Associate at a VC fund- Breaking in With a Fund of Funds + IB background

    About After taking a relatively non-traditional path (broken out below), I'm now in my second year at a well-regarded corporate fund focused on that invests in healthcare (HCIT / Devices / Services) companies across the full life-cycle (seed => LB ...

    25 comments - 12 silver bananas - Aug 1 2019 - 3:04pm -

  12. AMA: Managing Partner at a Options Trading Firm

    Morning guys and Happy Friday! I'm currently the managing partner at a Chicago based options trading firm. I've been here for five years. Prior to this I was a Trading Analyst and then Trader at a large Chicago based prop firm. Ask me anything! ...

    96 comments - 13 silver bananas - Jul 15 2018 - 11:00am -

  13. AMA: Non-Target to Strategy Consulting to Director

    Given that I've been able to gain a lot of insight through this forum I figured it was time to give back. Quick background on me:- I went to a non-target school in Toronto- Went from academic probation (less than 2.0 gpa) to graduating with a 3.6 GPA ...

    26 comments - 9 silver bananas - Apr 16 2019 - 12:10pm -

  14. Ask Me Anything- Currently Doing PE IR; previously Associate at JPM C&R

    Currently working in Investor Relations / Fundraising at a PE firm Prior experience includes 2 years JPM IB in Consumer & Retail and 3 years JPM CB in Oil & Gas Also did an internship with Barclays Consumer & Retail Received offers from Everco ...

    27 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 30 2019 - 7:47pm -

  15. AMA- I'm a Non-target who broke into MM IB with no prior experience

    11/30/17 update: This was originally posted in 2014 but I am still able to take questions As some of you know, I'm about to begin by MM IB analyst stint in a week. I've been blogging for WSO for a fair bit of time now and I thought it would be g ...

    52 comments - 12 silver bananas - Nov 30 2017 - 3:59pm -

  16. AMA- F500 Senior Analyst CorpDev

    Ask me anything Previous: Non-target, state school MACC CPA 1 year of audit at national firm 1.5 years of valuation, financial modeling, and QofE (TAS) Passed Level 1 CFA Current: F500 CorpDev analyst Ask me about: transitioning from audit to consulting t ...

    18 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jul 8 2019 - 10:32am -

  17. AMA: BB Flow rates trader

    Hi, I feel like WSO was an invaluable resource to me when I was a bit younger, and I'd like to give something back. I thought I would do an AMA from a flow rates trader's perspective. The industry is probably a bit different than it was even 5 y ...

    37 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 9 2018 - 4:21pm -

  18. AMA: 3rd Year Private Bank Analyst

    Monkeys, I haven't posted much on here, but I've been a lurker for some time and have been helped out by many of your posts. I now hope to return the favor and give some insight into the private bank/wealth management world with this AMA. Some b ...

    22 comments - 12 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:19pm -

  19. AMA: Non-target Career Changer to VP of Development

    @WallStreetOasis.com has been invaluable to me since I decided 5 years ago to make a career change into commercial real estate (from non finance) so its my turn to give back. I hope my story can help some people. Background Extreme non-target school (unde ...

    17 comments - 18 silver bananas - Jul 22 2019 - 11:10am -

  20. Ask a bro: Thebrofessor's AMA, 2016 edition

    deletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedelete AMA ...

    123 comments - 14 silver bananas - Feb 15 2018 - 2:25pm -

  21. AMA: Non Targ-> BB Coverage Group-> Incoming MM PE

    Hey y'all, i haven't been nearly as active on this website in the past few years, but this place was instrumental in my development as a prospective student, intern and also as a relatively avid reader during my time in IB, so i figured i would ...

    39 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jun 16 2018 - 2:00pm -

  22. Bulge Bracket ER AMA

    I've been on buy side, currently bulge bracket ER. I've got a liberal arts undergrad in classics and non target MBA. Ask me anything, would like to help those in need. Best, nerd AMA No ...

    21 comments - 11 silver bananas - Mar 11 2019 - 8:27am -

  23. AMA: I worked as a CTO at prop-shop doing high frequency trading (HFT)

    Hello everybody! I've been very lucky to end up doing what I'm doing My expertise is building low latency trading systems for HFT strategies. I led the software development to do high-frequency trading, executing several different strategies. No ...

    27 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 4 2018 - 8:00pm -

  24. AMA- Left First Undergrad with Sub 2.0 GPA====> Booth MBA/"Tier 2" Consulting

    Hi 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 ...

    70 comments - 26 silver bananas - Jul 15 2017 - 5:00pm -

  25. AMA: 1st Year Analyst Software M&A- From non-target knucklehead to front office M&A

    Hey all, This site has been a big help to me over the years and I wanted to see if there's anyone out there I can help by answering some questions. Background: Lower/middle class from the southern US, first generation Started out at a semi-target in ...

    16 comments - 9 silver bananas - May 14 2019 - 11:51am -

  26. I’m back. CUNY to Banking. AMA

    Been a while since I've posted here. It all started a long, long time ago. 2006, by my count. Here it is 12 years, two home and three kids later. It's been a hell of a ride. I started in ops making around $35k a year. I've added around $225 ...

    32 comments - 11 silver bananas - Apr 28 2018 - 2:00pm -

  27. Ask Me Anything: I'm an Equity Prop Trader

    I'm currently an equity prop trader in NYC. Academically, I majored in Finance and graduated towards the top of my class at a semi-target. Hard work and persistence allowed me to get 3 nice job offers (MM S&T Chicago, prop NYC, prop NYC) despite ...

    117 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 26 2017 - 1:40pm -

  28. AMA: Goldman IB to HF Investor to Entrepreneur

    About Founder and CEO of NY based market research / alternative data firm Vancery. Private real estate investor Founding investment team member of NY based hedge fund 3-years GS IBD 4-years Non-Core undergrad AMA Answering questions relating to my career ...

    13 comments - 6 silver bananas - Aug 23 2019 - 11:30am -

  29. Sloan Y1 AMA for recent admits

    AMA 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 S ...

    62 comments - 12 silver bananas - Apr 9 2017 - 8:00pm -

  30. AMA: Hedge Fund Allocator at a $2B+ E&F

    Hi 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 ...

    39 comments - 11 silver bananas - Nov 22 2017 - 8:00pm -

  31. AMA: Managing Director in the M&A and PE business w/ 20+ years experience

    Mod Note (Andy): Best Posts of 2014- this originally went up March of this year I am a 20+ year veteran and Managing Director in the M&A and private equity business who has both bulge bracket and boutique investment banking experience. I have served a ...

    138 comments - 19 silver bananas - Dec 18 2014 - 8:00am -

  32. How PWM really works (part 4): Misconceptions, how we invest, choosing a broker, and my AMA

    Hey everyone, this is way overdue, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway. For my 4th and final blog on PWM, I wanted to go over several misconceptions about PWM the way I see it, how we invest clients' money, how to choose a broker, and conclude with ...

    86 comments - 16 silver bananas - Mar 8 2016 - 4:55pm -

  33. Corporate Finance Analyst at F100 Tech AMA

    Thought I would give back to the community a little and post an AMA! About me: Financial Analyst at a big name F100 tech company. Graduated in 2015 with a finance degree from a well regarded school. I have worked in my current role for ~2 years, so figure ...

    49 comments - 7 silver bananas - May 9 2017 - 6:59pm -

  34. 1st Year Equity Research Analyst BB London- AMA

    Hey guys, Long time lurker here, thought I would give back and add some value to WSO 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 progression system; Spring > Sum ...

    46 comments - 11 silver bananas - May 10 2017 - 3:00pm -

  35. AMA: Non-target undergrad to MBB

    Hi all, Been using this site throughout my college career, and it's really helped me out so I think it's time to give back. I love reading success stories on the site, especially non-target ones, so I thought I'd share my own in order to he ...

    69 comments - 5 silver bananas - Mar 8 2018 - 5:32pm -

  36. AMA- Transaction Advisory Senior at Accounting Firm

    My story: nontarget undergrad, nontarget MBA, Big 4 auditor for a few years, recently moved to the transaction advisory division of a mid-tier accounting & professional services firm (think McGladrey, Grant Thornton, BDO) in a mid-size city (think Min ...

    83 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 31 2014 - 4:00pm -

  37. Ask Me Anything: I'm a MM PE Associate

    I graduated from a target university in Europe and started out in the M&A group of a bulge bracket bank. I then moved on to private equity, with the wish to concentrate on the middle market. My fund concentrates on a single geographic region with a sp ...

    158 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 23 2013 - 10:17am -

  38. AMA: Private Equity Analyst at African Impact Investor

    WSO- I would like to share my knowledge on banking/ PE /markets in Africa for those in the market and those willing to be party to the African growth story. Could also help for your PE interviews! Bio: Analyst (3rd year) at MM private equity firm focussed ...

    102 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 7:50am -

  39. AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUM

    Hi 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 small ...

    59 comments - 16 silver bananas - Sep 4 2016 - 5:00pm -

  40. Gray Fox AMA

    Mod Note (Andy)- this AMA originally went up last August but Gray Fox wrote and said he could still answer questions I've posted here for about five years, but with much less frequency the past year and a half. @xqtrack @Kenny_Powers_CFA @BlackHat an ...

    72 comments - 13 silver bananas - Mar 3 2016 - 4:30pm -

  41. AMA: Just finished SA at Goldman

    Just refer to the other thread, accidental double post because original AMA got delayed. Happy to answer questions about interviewing / the experience AMA S Goldman Advisors Goldman Sachs Salary Yes Yes 346833 408385 459713 137176 410022 ...

    11 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 3 2019 - 3:02pm -

  42. Ask Me Anything: First-Year at MBB

    Hey WSO, I used to be fairly active on this forum but ever since I started at MBB, I got way too busy (no surprise there). I'm about six months in and I wanted to give back to the community by offering to answer any questions you might have. Some bac ...

    142 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 5 2015 - 4:39pm -

  43. AMA: I'm an Investment Analyst working at a long-only and L/S fund

    I've been on the buyside now for just about 1-year. I work at a $10+ billion value-oriented asset manager. We are primarily a long-only fund managing institutional money and we recently launched a hedge fund. Currently, the fund is run by one PM and ...

    86 comments - 8 silver bananas - Feb 23 2014 - 12:00pm -

  44. AMA: Kevin Roose, Author of Young Money

    Mod Note (Andy): Kevin will be on today answering questions from 3-4pm ET. To get the discussion going, the first four users to post a legitimate question will receive a signed copy of his new book. Hi WSO: I'm the author of "Young Money," ...

    81 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 23 2014 - 7:00am -

  45. AMA: Sell Side Equity Research to Software Engineer

    About I'm a software engineer who used to work on Wall Street in equity research. My background encompasses both finance and computer programming. My first job out of undergrad was at an investment bank in New York City, but I have since moved into m ...

    11 comments - 6 silver bananas - Aug 19 2019 - 2:16am -

  46. AMA: Investment Banking Analyst to Startup Co-Founder

    Long time member of WSO here, I just created a new username for this post. I'm a former investment banking analyst at a bulge bracket in NYC. I've been pursuing my real estate tech startup, Zenly, for almost a year and will be launching it in a ...

    66 comments - 5 silver bananas - May 25 2014 - 8:00pm -

  47. AMA: I'm at the end of the WSO Rainbow and Profoundly Unhappy

    I'm in my early-to-mid 20's, I work in PE, 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 much alcohol. I didn' ...

    165 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jun 14 2014 - 5:00pm -

  48. Ask me anything- MM PE Associate, 1 year in

    I haven't really posted on WSO before, but this community was extremely helpful to me during my job search and interview process, so I thought I would make myself available to answer questions about my experience for others out there. As way of backg ...

    59 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jan 16 2016 - 11:00am -

  49. AMA: Former Ibanker / PE Associate & a former Consultant. We now run a business coaching charisma and lifestyle design

    I (Ben) went to Wharton undergrad and studied Economics with a concentration in Finance. I started college as a Philosophy major but transferred to Wharton after my freshman year. Afterwards I did two years of investment banking (M&A) and two years of ...

    66 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 16 2014 - 5:00pm -

  50. Sales and Trading Analyst AMA

    Hey Everyone, I've been a longtime reader of the forum and just want to thank everyone for all the helpful information I've found throughout the years from undergrad to my first internship and onto to being a sales and trading analyst. I feel li ...

    50 comments - 7 silver bananas - May 17 2016 - 3:45pm -

  51. Ask Me Anything: I'm a Physical Energy Trader

    I am currently a physical energy trader at a major firm. I studied business and economics and did various internships through college one was with my current firm in a fundamentals research role, upon graduation in the height of the crisis they had an ope ...

    78 comments - 5 silver bananas - May 2 2013 - 9:45pm -

  52. Sweat Equity Partnerships?

    In this discussion I'd like to receive others perspectives on "Sweat equity partnerships". After speaking with an attorney last week, he mentioned one of his clients being only eighteen years old and owning twelve income producing MF proper ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 27 2019 - 4:53pm -

  53. AMA: I'm the President of a $1bn Global Long Short Fund

    Feel free to ask me anything. I will be on starting at 1pm to answer questions for a couple hours, then will check the post periodically over the next week for new questions. Thanks,-Keith. Bio: Keith R. Weiner is the President of Suvretta Capital Managem ...

    50 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 25 2014 - 10:31am -

  54. AMA: I was a consultant and interviewer at McKinsey

    I spent 5 years working as an innovation strategy consultant at McKinsey in the Montreal office. During that time I worked on projects around the world on a wide range of innovation-related subjects. I also interviewed many applicants for associate and an ...

    26 comments - 14 silver bananas - Feb 21 2018 - 1:04pm -

  55. AMA: Current junior quantitative researcher

    Hi everyone, I've enjoyed this forum a lot, despite it mostly being about IB. Overall career advice here has been really good for the most part. @thebrofessor suggested last week to do an AMA so I thought I would give it a shot. A little about me: I ...

    31 comments - 7 silver bananas - Mar 13 2017 - 6:26pm -

  56. AMA: First-year Analyst at a "Micro-Boutique" Investment Bank

    As a brief introduction, I was a student athlete at a semi-target school in the Southeast. When I started looking into my options for jobs, I was drawn to investment banking because of the deal mentality, but I was not 100% certain it was the career I wan ...

    55 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jan 25 2014 - 5:00pm -

  57. AMA: Non-Target, Non-Major, Low GPA- Reflections About Grad School and How it Helped Me Break onto the Street

    I've been a member of WSO for the past four years and frequently I have seen questions regarding the potential benefits of graduate school, specifically on the value it provides when trying to break onto the Street. So, I thought I would share my sto ...

    42 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jan 18 2015 - 8:00am -

  58. Spent 3 Years at MBB- Ask Me Anything

    Hello Monkeys- I'm heading into my last week at MBB, and need something to do besides pack up my apartment. Ask away and I'll be happy to answer. My Bio: I have spent the last 3 years at a mid-sized MBB office in the US. I studied Economics at a ...

    178 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 7 2013 - 6:45pm -

  59. AMA... 3rd year ER analyst

    I have been an ER analyst at a BB for the last 3 years... I am now moving to the buy side, starting in 2 weeks' time. I have always found these threads useful so thought would create one myself in case anyone wants to ask about sell side (or buy side ...

    93 comments - 17 silver bananas - Jul 13 2014 - 8:00am -

  60. AMA: Non-Target + <2.7 gpa = EB IB Analyst

    So I recently got asked if I would do an AMA in a thread I posted on but declined due to having a unique background and not wanting to be found off-line. But the recent thread by @Nefarious- reminded me of the people that have helped me get to where I am ...

    69 comments - 7 silver bananas - Feb 5 2015 - 2:10am -

  61. AMA- Alternative Path to F100 Corporate Strategy w/ Exit Details

    Took 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 * O ...

    29 comments - 31 silver bananas - Mar 31 2017 - 11:00am -

  62. AMA: ER Analyst at Top BB (Plus About ER & General Advice)

    Long-time WSO 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 WSO. Wanted to try and give back by offering some insight into equity research, recruiting, exit opps and general l ...

    77 comments - 12 silver bananas - Oct 12 2014 - 8:00am -

  63. AMA: HY/Distressed Analyst at NYC based Mid-Sized Credit Hedge Fund

    Hey all, long time lurker first time poster. Just wanted to share my background and answer questions for those interested. Background: 7 years of investment research experience prior to b-school, mostly in equities (some credit) with half of that on the b ...

    62 comments - 8 silver bananas - Mar 29 2015 - 7:43am -

  64. AMA > Non-Target > Search Fund & AM internships > BB AM 1st year- FI > (Think Wellington, Fidelity, Blackrock)

    Hey Monkeys, WSO was a huge resource for me navigating through and eventually breaking into the AM industry. Thought I'd throw an AMA for all the grinders interested at AM who aren't at target schools. Went to a small non-target school in Boston ...

    24 comments - 10 silver bananas - Sep 11 2017 - 2:00pm -

  65. AMA: I am an Equity Research Associate

    Bio: tl;dr version: non-target, non-major, also had a sub average GPA in undergrad but compensated with a higher grad GPA and work experience. I went to a non-target, east coast, liberal arts college and graduated with a biology major. Originally, I inten ...

    79 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 6 2014 - 8:49am -

  66. I'm A Former Trader Who Now Owns A Food Truck: Ask Me Anything

    The following is an interview I conducted with Tyrone Greene, with whom I started chatting when I visited his food truck, The Dark Side of the Moo. He's a former trader of precious metals who has made the leap to leave Wall Street and work for himsel ...

    44 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 13 2014 - 6:00am -

  67. Blackrock MD BY 31: Ask me Anything

    Bio: 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 buil ...

    37 comments - 12 silver bananas - May 8 2016 - 5:00pm -

  68. AMA: My journey, from the lab to MMPE

    I'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 ta ...

    24 comments - 24 silver bananas - Jul 30 2017 - 5:00pm -

  69. AMA: Recent Quitter from Fixed Income S&T to Startups

    Hello. I am new to the WSO blogger community; this is my first post. I went to a semi-target and interviewed during the crisis, when company presentations & on-campus workshops pretty much dried up. WSO was a crucial source for me when I started finan ...

    37 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 12:12pm -

  70. AMA: Recent graduate starting at MBB soon

    First time poster-- I graduated Spring 2018 from a target school and this forum helped me a lot in my preparation, so I wanted to offer an AMA to give back and hopefully help out some rising seniors or others in college looking to get into consulting. AMA ...

    16 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 15 2018 - 8:00pm -

  71. AMA- MM PE Vice President- Big 10 Undergrad- No MBA

    Been on and around this forum for 5+ years and have changed user names (mostly because I lost passwords) multiple times. Figured it was time to give back in some way now that I have been around the industry for a while. Background: Big 10 business degree, ...

    83 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 6 2013 - 11:47am -

  72. AMA: Non-target--> 2x SA at BB--> FinTech Corp Dev--> Corp Dev at a large company

    Hello everyone, A few months ago I came to this board with a really tough dilemma and you guys helped me see it through. I now want to pay it forward as I know that people are getting increasingly interested in corporate development/ corporate finance. He ...

    34 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 8:00pm -

  73. 1st Year HF Analyst taking questions

    Just 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 HF- Won't go too much in to location/fund size, but we are mostly a t ...

    74 comments - 10 silver bananas - Oct 13 2013 - 7:24am -

  74. AMA- I'm an online MBA/MSF Candidate at Kelley

    Hello everyone. This is my first WSO post--and as a matter of fact, my first real forum post in general (aside from the occasional reply on some random interest group). I'll first tell a short bit about who I am, where I live and work, and why I have ...

    57 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 5 2014 - 5:00pm -

  75. AMA- risk analyst at hedge fund with 5 years of experience. Ask me anything

    Long time user here, been wanting to do a AMA for a while but always worried about identity issues. Finally took the time to start a dummy account to post. Don't waste SB since it's a dummy account. Background: ...

    51 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 26 2014 - 11:05pm -

  76. AMA: Peking University Professor / Global PE Investor / Former Alwaleed Exec

    Bio: Jeff Towson is currently a Professor of Investments at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management in Beijing where he teaches global investing and private equity in developing economies. Peking University is often referred to as the " ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2014 - 5:00pm -

  77. AMA: I'm a media and entertainment analyst

    Bio: I moved to US at 13. Went to a top public university and broke into investment banking at a regional firm. Went into media and entertainment at a major studio. I would most likely focus on answering media & entertainment questions: how to break i ...

    33 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 22 2014 - 8:00pm -

  78. AMA- Non-Target-> Target-> MM IBD-> Corp Dev.

    Hey guys, I spoke with Andy a week or two ago about doing an AMA regarding my path from non-target to banking and beyond- so here it is. To sum up my path for those who may not know: I didn't apply myself in high school, and saw a bunch of my friends ...

    32 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 1:02am -

  79. AMA--I'm a Senior Business Analyst at a BB Private Bank

    I'm a Senior Business Analyst at a BB Private Bank in Los Angeles. After freezing for four years at a prominent semi-target in the Midwest, I moved to Los Angeles where I accepted an analyst position with European BB PWM firm. There, I worked for a t ...

    30 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 1 2014 - 6:53am -

  80. AMA- Commodities Trading, Alternative Investments, Alt Data

    Experience spans across energy commodity markets, S&T, alternative investments, strategic busdev, corporate strategy leadership and risk mgmt. My Background: BS in Economics-Finance from small university with strong business reputation with 3.7 (studi ...

    9 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jul 28 2019 - 11:48am -

  81. AMA: S&O Consulting to Corporate Strategy to Analytics Consulting

    I've learned a great deal from these boards over the years, and in an attempt to give back I'd like to share a bit about my path in the event anyone is interested. As a bit of background prior to business school I worked for a financial services ...

    18 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:46pm -

  82. AMA: Non-Target 2014 grad with 2 off-cycle BB offers (ER & DCM)

    I've been a long-time WSO reader and have read countless AMA's that have helped me out along the way, and with FT recruiting in full swing I thought it'd be cool to share my story and give whatever advice I could to people in similar situat ...

    36 comments - 13 silver bananas - Oct 19 2014 - 11:00am -

  83. I'm a First Year Equity Research Associate, Ask Me Anything

    Mod Note (Andy): Happy to introduce another new blogger: "User X". He'll be blogging Sundays at 8pm ET. Hey everyone, looking forward to bringing some more interesting discussion threads to the site. Quick background:- Engineering degree + ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 18 2013 - 12:44am -

  84. AMA: Non-target to Fixed Income S&T Analyst

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    30 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 25 2015 - 9:01am -

  85. First year associate with a CRE Investment Sales Firm, AMA

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    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2015 - 4:17pm -

  86. AMA- Analyst at top BB from non-target background

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    24 comments - 7 silver bananas - Nov 2 2015 - 10:52am -

  87. Paul Krugman doing an AMA on Reddit

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  88. AMA 2 years MBB > PE

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    22 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 4:50am -

  89. AMA: BB IBD Associate, HS GPA < 2.0, UG GPA < 2.5

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    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 1:52pm -

  90. AMA- 2nd Year Asset Management Associate

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    8 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jun 21 2019 - 5:25pm -

  91. AMA: Sr. Associate at a CVC fund

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    24 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 4 2014 - 8:00pm -

  92. AMA: Consulting > F500 > bschool/startups

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    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 29 2015 - 6:06pm -

  93. I am a consultant at a non-MBB firm in London: AMA

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    15 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 31 2014 - 8:00pm -

  94. AMA: M7 admit (from consulting/industry)

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    15 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 1 2015 - 11:57am -

  95. AMA- Target to megafund Straight out of college

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    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 8:55am -

  96. AMA: Ratings Advisor (HY/IG Markets) in Asia

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    6 comments - 7 silver bananas - Sep 10 2019 - 12:43pm -

  97. AMA: Analyst at the Risk Management Department of a Major European Central Bank

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    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2014 - 11:38am -

  98. Leaving MBB after 3 years...AMA!

    See subject! AMA ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 5 2015 - 3:57am -

  99. Introduction/AMA

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    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 2 2014 - 2:00pm -

  100. AMA- AM Investment Analyst at Top Firm With No Return Offer

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    6 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jul 18 2019 - 12:31pm -

  101. How to find Off-Market CRE properties?

    Thought this might be a useful discussion. I'm looking for multi family investment properties in particular. When it comes to finding properties there are plenty of listings online, but what about "off-market" deals? What is the best way to ...

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