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  2. Is wearing a £2,000 suit too much for an analyst/associate grade interview

    I just stupidly bought another Saville Row suit in preparation for upcoming recruitment in Asset Management at the associate level. I am just thinking from previous experience that I was maybe too dressed up when wearing similar suits and applying for ana ...

    34 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:27pm -

  3. 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 understan ...

    146 comments - 30 silver bananas - Jan 23 2018 - 6:39pm -

  4. To All My Future Rainmakers

    Disclaimer 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 rock ...

    77 comments - 94 silver bananas - Dec 31 2017 - 11:00am -

  5. Two-Year Sabbatical/Break from PE

    I'm a Senior Associate at a MM PE fund in my mid-20s. I enjoy what I do, but want to try something different. I've had an entrepreneurship bug as far back as I can remember, so this would be the most logical place to jump, for me. Chances are I& ...

    20 comments - 8 silver bananas - Dec 10 2018 - 6:30pm -

  6. Post-MBA IBD associate compensation

    For fellow MBAs out there who are interviewing with IBD or taking an IBD offer, what numbers have you been hearing? Seems like most banks are offering $125K base+$50K signing bonus. Banking bonus associate Salary post-mba ...

    129 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  7. Trading Floor BS

    HI All I'm an Associate in S&T on the sales side. I've had a good experience so far but changes have taken place at work which puts me at a disadvantage (reporting to not so friendly higher up). My resume looks a little hoppy given I've ...

    17 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 16 2018 - 8:00pm -

  8. PE Associate Compensation

    I'd like to start this thread to assimilate compensation numbers for associates in PE megafunds and MM funds. Base + Cash bonus + stock bonus + any carry if offered. Private Equity Associate Compensation Starting a career in top private equity fund i ...

    60 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 15 2018 - 2:52am -

  9. How to answer "what does an investment banker do?"

    Hi all, Recently I was asked "what does an investment banker do at a junior level?" I know there have been many answers/variations to the types of answers available, but I would love to know what some people have experienced is the best way to a ...

    12 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 9 2019 - 6:45pm -

  10. What banker careers REALLY look like: The DATA

    Moderator Note (Andy) this was originally posted by bankerella on 9/5/12 All right, folks, got some hard stats here. Read 'em and weep, or rejoice (you know who you are). Reminder: this is longitudinal career data from a sample set of several hundred ...

    106 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 7:11pm -

  11. PIMCO 2019 Account Summer Analyst

    Has anyone heard back/applied for this position? The original deadline was Oct 20 and campus recruiting sent out an email saying I'd heard back no more than 4 weeks after the deadline. I just looked at the app again and it now says "early proces ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 1 2018 - 6:40am -

  12. Current VC associate taking questions

    I'm currently working as a pre-MBA associate at a leading Silicon Valley VC firm (nearly $1B in current AUM). Happy to take any questions about working as a VC associate, recruiting, etc. In terms of my background, I've worked in both business o ...

    148 comments - 9 silver bananas - Oct 6 2013 - 11:47am -

  13. Won't Question, Won't Answer

    Though it may be a sisyphean task, I'd like to try and start a lucid discussion about gays in the military. More specifically, I am interested where you guys stand on the subject of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and how much the men and ...

    99 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 18 2010 - 12:16pm -

  14. Equity Research Q&A with Flake

    Mod (Andy) note: This thread is from December '11, but Flake said he is still up for answering questions, so fire away 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 the ...

    153 comments - 18 silver bananas - Aug 27 2012 - 5:45am -

  15. Post MBA IBD Associate hours

    How are the hours for a post M7 MBA associate in comparison with analysts. Also how hard is it to get into IBD, post MBA, with a consulting background? MBA IBD associate work life balance ...

    56 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  16. Where to live in Houston for the summer?

    Anyone who's done a summer in Houston have any suggestions for apartment buildings that would provide furnished summer housing? Or other options? Thanks. Summer Internship associate Houston ...

    110 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  17. 2011 PwC Starting Salary

    Does anyone know the starting salary and signing bonus (ballpark) at PwC advisory for this years undergrad class? Thanks in advance. consulting Undergrad associate Salary pwc advisory ...

    100 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  18. 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 tra ...

    20 comments - 28 silver bananas - Aug 27 2017 - 11:00am -

  19. "More Revs"

    Hey chimps. Just wanted to share my experience from earlier today. Wondering if others find themselves in the same position? "You're good, but you just need more revs, and that's our fault. We need to get you more revs before you can be an ...

    30 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 10 2016 - 1:00am -

  20. Mid-Market PE Fund Associate taking questions.

    I haven't been on here for a while and I figured instead of going out tonight with the lady or reading a pitch-book I'll give back to the community. Ask anything you want to know. private equity associate ...

    55 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 29 2013 - 4:45pm -

  21. How to Build F'ing Amazing Decks for a BSD

    I gotta say, my life has improved dramatically since I got to the point where I could control much of the messaging my team produces. Before I go any further, huge caveat: this is completely culture-specific and audience-specific. There are some groups ou ...

    41 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 10 2012 - 1:04pm -

  22. The Riverside Company help?

    Hello all just was wondering if this firm is reputated, and what is the analyst, associate, sr.associate, VP pay for a firm like this in the cleveland office? I feel like its a strong MM PE shop. Thanks! http://www.riversidecompany.com/ Investment Banking ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 4:17pm -

  23. Life Plan (for Everyone) to Ponder

    Andy note: Best of WSO- this post originally went up December 2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. After reading and commenting on this board it is very clear that everyone has goals/dreams and a ...

    64 comments - 9 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  24. Have you thought about doing anything other than finance?

    Have you ever asked yourself if my job didn't exist what else would I really enjoy doing career wise? Or have any of you ever thought about pursuing other interests possibly post MBA or after you have some finance experience on your record? Investmen ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 2:37am -

  25. Working In Big 4 Audit in London

    Someone was asking me about this in PM and I wrote a long and detailed reply about what it is like to work in Big 4 and what advice I would give to people thinking about interning / working there. Thought it might be useful for others so my reply is below ...

    34 comments - 8 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:47pm -

  26. What banker careers really look like: schools and promotion rates

    Hi guys. Answering your questions on career path to start with; also giving some initial generalities about what undergrad schools I'm seeing. The full cut of undergrad/b-school and exit opps data is on the way. Reminder: this is longitudinal career ...

    37 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 28 2012 - 10:09am -

  27. CCMP Capital- Any information on this firm?

    Hey guys, I'm a complete newbie here. I was wondering if anyone had any information about CCMP or Silver Lake Partners, both about the firm and what the interview process entails for an analyst position out of undergrad? Thanks again, and I appreciat ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm -

  28. Good Associates vs. Bad Associates- How They Affect Your Work Experience As An Analyst

    Moderator Note (Andy): Best of WSO- this post originally went up August 2007 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. I don't really think this has been discussed and I think it's worth delving ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2012 - 3:50am -

  29. Screamed At

    One time my associate screamed at me for an hour straight-- no exaggeration intern job associate ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2012 - 1:11am -

  30. Investment Banking Divorce Rate

    Here's a question for everyone. How many associates in your bank are married, and how many have gotten divorced? It seems that every senior banker I know is on their 2nd or even 3rd wife. associate Divorce ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2017 - 4:18am -

  31. Investment Sales Broker AMA

    Currently been working as an investment sales broker for four years specializing in multifamily, mixed-use, and development sites in the 1-30 million space in NYC. Go ahead, fire away. Oh, and if it counts for anything, I worked for three years at a prop ...

    28 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 29 2016 - 3:22pm -

  32. Banking Associate to PE or HF

    Hey guys, I am currently an MBA student at H/S/W. My goal is to get into i banking as an associate and move to a PE or HF afterwards. I know it is common for IBD analysts to move to PE / HF, but how about for associates? and what type of roles am I most l ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2014 - 11:42am -

  33. Merits of banking once you've secured a PE associate role for July 2018

    I joined a large investment firm out of college and am considering whether or not I should do banking for a year. Background: I interned at a bulge bracket bank for three summers (senior year of high school, sophomore year, and junior year) and went to a ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2017 - 4:00am -

  34. Equity Research Culture

    Not many people here have addressed the "CULTURE" on equity research desk, can someone provide me some insights on the following questions What is the relationship between junior associate and senior analyst like? Will the analyst closly mentore ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  35. BAML FMAP Opportunity

    Got an offer recently still waiting for specifics but does anyone know the starting compensation and progression for this Program located In NYC. Also is this considered Middle office? Any other specific information would be helpful. Thanks analyst financ ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  36. How to be THAT associate

    mod (Andy) note: make sure to check out fellow writer Aaron Burr's response in " How to deal with THAT associate " September: the time of the year when hundreds of newly-minted MBAs are unleashed upon their new groups. To those highly-educa ...

    23 comments - 7 silver bananas - Sep 7 2012 - 3:32pm -

  37. Older associate moved to my office, stealing my job

    This thread isn't to whine, but I'm just curious if anybody has had this happen. And the thread title is misleading, because my job security is fine and my pay is unaffected. I was hired to work on modeling and other interesting stuff. That' ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2013 - 3:15am -

  38. What's the point of "breaking in" when you'll most likely just get spit back out?

    private equity resume associate contract ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2015 - 12:46pm -

  39. Students: Network with Associates and VPs (not MD's)

    We have done some quality recruiting the past few years. We have a great intern in the group this summer; a major overachiever, picks up things on the run and is always down to get a drink after work. Our first year analyst pool is equally as solid. I hav ...

    20 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 22 2012 - 4:17am -

  40. First Year Associate/BA at MBB- Preparation for the job

    Hello Everyone How can one prepare for the 'on the job' responsibilities for a first year associate/BA at MBB? If one has time (say 2-3 weeks) before joining one of these firms, how can one best utilize the time (besides partying:D) so that he/s ...

    35 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 3 2011 - 9:20am -

  41. Associate Bonuses- Expecting higher?

    Now that we are getting to that time of year (I know a few banks are giving the word next week). What are Associates expecting this year? If the stub bonus for first year Associates last year was $45K and people are expecting bonuses for first full year A ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2016 - 11:40pm -

  42. Associate salary freezed

    Hello, have you ever heard of Associates not getting a pay raise going from one level to another? I am rather shocked but my bank (2nd tier bank) has not raised front office associates salaries in my team (likely applied to higher ranks too) because of to ...

    7 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 6 2019 - 5:57am -

  43. When to Apply to Associate Roles

    Hey Everyone. This question is simply curiosity. At what age or amount of work experience is expected for one to start applying to associate roles? I have the feeling that around age 25 or after 3-4 solid years of experience is the prime range. Sometimes ...

    8 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:39pm -

  44. Associate learning curve

    I'm a new associate at a top BB (GS /MS/ CS / JPM) and recently underwent the finance training. I was quite surprised by how detailed and challenging even the training coursework seemed- like seriously, most of what we learned in our Corporate Buyout ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2010 - 8:55pm -

  45. IB Associate Street Pay

    After raising analyst pay to 85-90-95, what is the new "street" for Associate 0,1,2,3? I have not been able to find any concrete info about this street associate comp banking ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2014 - 2:24pm -

  46. Tuition Reimbursement Question

    Hi all- Context: Heading to b school in the Fall at H/S/W. I've heard (or read or whatever) that some companies will offer a tuition reimbursement package when you sign with them (in addition to the standard signing bonus). Can any of your soon-to-be ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2014 - 5:58pm -

  47. No word one week after interview--screwed?

    I went through first round interviews for an associate position at a boutique bank in NYC last Thursday, right before the July 4th weekend, and haven't heard back. Most curiously, my alumni contact at the bank hasn't responded, and he was very c ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2010 - 11:04am -

  48. Any advantages to networking with an Analyst?

    Is there generally any advantages to networking with Analysts? The only advantage I see is if you hit it off with them, they can refer you to an Associate, VP, or MD. So, essentially, to work your way up the ladder. I know at smaller boutiques, Analysts a ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2013 - 12:49pm -

  49. 4 interviews at Goldman Sachs & no word since....

    I'm a little frustrated. I've had 4 excellent interviews with Goldman Sachs for a compliance role. They went very well, and all 4 of the interviewers really liked me, as they mentioned it, communicated that I gave excellent answers, etc. I follo ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2013 - 9:17pm -

  50. Citi strengths

    Hi All I am a first year MBA student in a stop 5 school, interviewing for Summer Associate at some bulge brackets next week. I have a technology background so I am aware that JPM, GS, MS, CS are really strong TMT teams. I have an interview with Citi as we ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  51. Does age matter in consulting?

    I am hoping to break into consulting at the age of 34, starting with an associate level (McKinsey), or consultant level (BCG). Am I too old for that? Any advice or suggestion is appreciated. Average Age of Management Consultant Associate The typical caree ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 5:29pm -

  52. DC Energy Trading

    Has anyone ever heard of DC Energy. Just got a role as an associate and was wondering if anyone had any insight. What are some good books/sites to check out for energy trading. Energy trading associate DC ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2012 - 12:12pm -

  53. IB MBA Associate

    If you were to go to a BB as an associate from a top MBA and do a few years there, but decide the MD track is not for you, where are your exit opps? From what I hear, its a bit different moving out of banking as a post MBA associate then a banking analyst ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2012 - 2:45am -

  54. MM regional PE firm associate salary PLZ HELP!

    I was wondering about this firm http://www.stonehengepartners.com/aboutus.php StoneHenge Partners is a MM (700 mil in assets) etc It is located in Columbus, Ohio with 7 principals, a CFO 2 VPS and 2 associates. I was wondering that with the experience mos ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 5:47pm -

  55. Finding Associate X

    Having entered the working world in corporate finance with the plan to try to move IBD, I've spent a lot of time talking to and doing some initial networking. I graduated from a target school and was in a fraternity where a lot of close friends went ...

    16 comments - 8 silver bananas - Mar 8 2014 - 11:00am -

  56. We Are The Street: USA for Wall Street

    There comes a time when we heed a certain call When The Street must come together as one There are layoffs happ'ning And it's time to lend a hand to bankers The greatest gifts of all... Deep in the throes of wintertime, I tend to listen to my iP ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 29 2015 - 8:06am -

  57. How many years are spent at the Associate level?

    Hey Monkeys, How many years are typically spent at the Associate level before promotion to VP? It seems like it differs from firm to firm and competency of the individual, but is it safe to say as follows: Analyst: 2-3 years Associate: 2-3 years Thus, are ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2016 - 4:00pm -

  58. How was your bonus?- 2nd year pre-MBA associate

    If you don't feel comfortable posting a #, post what % of your base salary you received, and if you received a raise in salary. There are a lot of very low #s floating out there which unfortunately I'm a part of and I'd like to see what act ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 7:57pm -

  59. financial operations associate

    How would you describe working as a Financial Operations Associate for a large AM firm? AUM ~ $2b You think this will give good experience? Is this a good starting point to work towards being an Analyst? associate ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2012 - 9:10pm -

  60. IB- MBA Associate, still a chance?

    Do you think there is still a chance to find something for FT IB, with only 5 months to graduation? Top 10 US MBA (east coast) with BB IB in Europe over the summer. MBA gs jpm Europe associate us ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2012 - 11:13am -

  61. Is MBA or direct promote from analyst the only way to become an associate?

    If someone, for example, did a couple years in equity research covering the energy sector, could they join the energy group of an IB as an associate? Or would they have to start at the analyst level? associate ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 4 2013 - 6:41pm -

  62. Got a BB offer but can I do Investment Banking? (Experienced Professionals please help)

    PLEASE HELP I will be very honest with you all. I have just received a full-time offer as an analyst with a bulge bracket investment bank. I charmed my way through interviews, memorized the right questions through advice from this site and I was able to s ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2009 - 1:57am -

  63. Chicago Real Estate Firms- Anyone hiring?

    I have searched up and down selectleaders and Indeed, but can't find much in terms of jobs for analyst / associate. Anyone have any leads on who is hiring right now? Real Estate chicago analyst associate ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2012 - 11:55am -

  64. "Story" length?- interviews

    Hi all, So I'm currently in the process of preparing to go into IB (am a junior in college). I obviously know that your "story" is crucial for the interview process and can make you or break you. However, I've read conflicting suggesti ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 15 2018 - 7:42pm -

  65. MD/MBA to IBD help

    I am currently finishing my medical degree. IF I go to a top 5 business school like Harvard, how much of a chance do I have of landing a job as an-associate- at an I-banking firm? What other doors are open to me as an MD/MBA? MBA IBD i banking VC associat ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2011 - 10:54am -

  66. Applying to MBA as an Associate

    You work for 2-3 years, get promoted to associate, then work for 0-1 years and decide MBA. You're 25-26 (normal age of any MBA applicant). How does this look to top MBA's? I'm assuming any investment bank would still only hire you as an ass ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2014 - 11:03am -

  67. What makes a great associate?

    So I've read some threads on here recently that highlight what NOT to do (http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/how-to-be-that..., et al...) as an associate. This begs the question- what makes a great associate great? I'd love to get different per ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 18 2012 - 1:57pm -

  68. BMO Capital Markets in Chicago vs Wells Fargo in Charlotte

    Choosing between Summer Associate offers, any thoughts? Investment Banking Summer BMO associate wells ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2011 - 12:28pm -

  69. $250k associate (A2) comp- street?

    An associate contact (2nd year) says his all-in comp was $250k cash, is this on part with street? High? Low? Thanks, associate comp ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 28 2012 - 10:20pm -

  70. Bain Cap Ventures- As great as it seems?

    What's the general sentiment towards BCV among PE, growth equity, and VC guys? Obviously Bain Cap is a highly regarded shop, but I have a feeling that BCV could not be as well-regarded and as great... How have their returns been? Do their associates, ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:49pm -

  71. After an afternoon conference call, when a client asks for pointless analysis by tomorrow morning that will take all night

    What the MD immediately does: How the VP provides guidance: How the Associate delegates: How the Analyst feels: Kudos to a poor Analyst at a Boutique IB in Denver for the submission Got your own ideas/gifs? Send em to: [email protected] View more at ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2012 - 5:53pm -

  72. S&T Sales Associate opportunities in Dallas or Chicago?

    Just curious...or is NY basically it? I'm focused on a sales career when I'm done with my MBA. I do not want to move to NY (currently live in MI). Chicago and Dallas are ideal locations for me (for reasons I wont get into here). Just curios if a ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2010 - 10:26pm -

  73. Is my associate a fake?

    So our subject in question apparently has 3 years of bulge bracket IB experience under his belt, and we just took him on as a 1st year associate. However, he seems rather clueless on quite a few things which leads me to wonder about how legitimate his exp ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2010 - 10:25am -

  74. Lifestyle of entry-level consultant (associates)

    Hello all, I've recently began considering consulting as a possible career path and had some questions regarding the lifestyle of associates. ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2011 - 11:08pm -

  75. IBD Associate (TMT) vs Corp Dev Associate (Tech/Media)

    tl;dr: Assessing career next steps. Pros / cons of IBD associate vs. Corp dev. Like many of you, I've been following WSO over the years and am in need of some advice. I've done 3 years of banking and am now thinking about next steps for my caree ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 7 2016 - 12:57pm -

  76. Megafund Credit Arms

    What is the general reputation, pay, culture, exit ops, etc. of the credit arms of megafunds i.e. Sankaty, TPG Credit, KKR AM, etc.? Looking for information on a pre-MBA associate role. Any help or insight is much appreciated. hedge fund credit distressed ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2013 - 1:05am -

  77. Typical associate salary & bonus?

    I'm looking at a few opportunities to move into an associate level research role in a mutual fund at a bulge bracket firm. Can anyone tell me what the typical salary & bonus would be for this type of position? Thanks. bonus associate Salary mutua ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2011 - 3:55pm -

  78. MBA after Associate?

    Forgive me if this is an ignorant question, but in regards to IB what's the point in doing an MBA after you've made Associate? how exactly will it improve your knowledge/career prospects? Investment Banking MBA business school associate ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2011 - 8:29am -

  79. Citadel associate class?

    How large is Citadel 's post-MBA associate class? I think their analyst ITAP class has about 20 people max. Are they as selective as the ITAP program? citadel associate post-mba ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2010 - 3:32pm -

  80. Post-MBA jobs in Distressed Debt

    Hello all, I have posted on WSO a few months back and got extremely insightful responses. Hope you'll be able to help this time as well. I am a Credit Risk analyst at a bulge bracket investment bank. Given the length of my work experience, I have dec ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm -

  81. MBA programs hiring associates at the EXPERIENCED level

    Background: ~3 years M&A analyst at a large bank (not ' BB ') working on big deals... 1+ years now at a young boutique TMT IB firm (wanted more industry and direct client and MD facing exposure)... considering an MBA from Columbia Business S ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:26pm -

  82. Pls help: M&A or McK CF for getting in IBD?

    Currently working in a M&A house (not ibank) as Associate and got an offer for McK CF Associate. Since I'm looking to move to BB /2nd tier IBD Associate and wondering which path will give me a higher chance. (p.s. I don't have an MBA but 2-3 ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2010 - 11:45am -

  83. 5 Questions I have for post-MBA associates

    Question for new post-MBA associates; if you could help me out with these I would really appreciate it. I did a search but I found either old, outdated posts or nothing at all. 1) What month of the year do associates typically start their full time employ ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2010 - 7:26pm -

  84. Where have all the Associates gone?

    A friend of mine, who is a VP at a pretty well known mm firm, is trying to dissuade me from getting into banking. He keeps suggesting that banks aren't really hiring associates (especially those without a great deal of xp) and that VPs are now forced ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 1 2012 - 4:45am -

  85. From Associate DCM to M&A/Coverage Analyst- Crazy?

    ...................................................delete.................................................. DCM IBD lateral associate analyst coverage group acquisition m&a ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2018 - 3:06pm -

  86. GS PWM or JPM PB

    Offers at both. Associate level. Very different business models. Would like to kick it old school and give everybody a chance to comment. Which to choose? rank associate private banking private wealth ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 4 2012 - 7:47pm -

  87. Well, time to go for it- Big 4 (non-Valuation) to IB Associate

    Inspired by what I've been reading, I'm going to go for it. I'd prefer a BB, but MM or boutique will do. I'm going to use this thread to update my progress (mainly for myself, but maybe it will help others too.) I will keep the updates ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2011 - 9:48pm -

  88. Lets start from the beginning..

    What skills do you need to be an eligible candidate for an investment banking position? List them below! I'm particularly interested on how much finance knowledge you need? Keeping up with markets and things like that... Investment Banking Goldman Sa ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2015 - 4:27pm -

  89. Immigrant breaking into Canada IB: Queens vs Schulich

    Hi Guys, Looking for some insight on how to break into Canadian IB. I am planning to immigrate to Canada and have admissions secured at Queens and Schulich. The main question for me is how important is a two year MBA program for me to break into IB. I und ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 15 2017 - 5:22pm -

  90. Associate to VP to MD transition ratios?

    In a typical group at BB or MM or elite boutiques, what percentage of the associates make it to the VP and what percentage of VPs make it to MD? What do the associate who don't make the cut do- go to other banks as associates or move out of the indus ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  91. Base for BB IBD Associates

    Could someone please provide the most recent information about base for IBD Associates in NY or HK? Thanks! Stub: 1st year: 2nd year: 3rd Year: associate ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 22 2010 - 9:37pm -

  92. MS in Finance- Associate role or strictly analyst role?

    Hi all, Long time lurker here. I do have a question that I hope you guys would be able to shed some light on. I worked for 3 years in finance (BO and then trading) followed by 2 years in project management role. I realized I want to get back into finance ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2016 - 12:30pm -

  93. Complete non-target to Buyside Research Associate- Thanks!

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