I'm currently in my first year of ibanking and in my limited free time I often think about--as I'm sure many other do--getting a top bucket bonus, going on to an elite buyside firm, then to HSW, partner at a PE firm, yada yada yada. Now while if everyone on this forum could make partner at KKR by 30, everything would be fine and dandy. But the reality is that that's just not in the cards for everyone (or barely anyone, really), and while it was difficult to get to where I am now, the difficulty of actually fulfilling that path is 50x harder.
20 Dec 2014
I am staying at T-tower in Manhattan with friends for the break. I am however kind of sketched, because one of the hotel people recommended that I don't listen to my i-pod when I'm walking down the avenue at night (for safety reasons). 5th avenue seems fairly safe to me though (I mostly run into drunk corporate guys screaming shit out at 3 am). So how safe is Manhattan at night? I am not a new yorker, so I don't know it well. Do criminals and stuff from poor areas in NYC make their way into well-off areas sometimes?
04 Jan 2012
I apologize for the naivete but, after viewing Wall Street Oasis for a few weeks I'm a bit confused. Some posters have said you need 4-5 years of quality experience before any prestigious bschool will take you while others have said you only need 2. Which is it?
27 Aug 2011
Any thoughts on CS's GLobal Industrial Services group? Is this a top group? Would an analyst in this group learn a lot? What will the exit opps for PE be like? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
24 Mar 2010
I'm looking for something like this from other equity research analysts. Happy to trade other primers or valuation reference books. Here's are examples of what I'm looking for: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/144466372/Initiation-of-Coverage http://www.docin.com/p-97874578.html http://www.borsaitaliana.it/bitApp/view.bit?target=StudiDownloadFree&fi… Edit 7/12/2014: Found the reports through another WSO user.
08 Jul 2014
Was wondering if anyone else saw this post on Business Insider today, regarding tips for non-targets to get an internship in banking. http://www.businessinsider.com/5-tips-for-a-wall-street-internship-2014… Thoughts on the material? Comments? How have other people gained knowledge about the markets?
29 Jul 2014