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  2. female ignorance in terms of finance

    This is something that I've been meaning to bring up for a long time. So, apparently most women in NYC don't know the difference among different professions in finance. Initially, when women asked me "what do you do" I'd proudly r ...

    77 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 10 2012 - 2:54am -

  3. I-banking for a beginner

    So I've been interested in doing consulting until I realized that ibanking may also be a solid fit. That being said, I've only prepared for consulting interviews (cases) and have not looked at any ibanking material. Can anyone tell me what types ...

    122 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2012 - 3:19am -

  4. Pussification of Mankind

    I am surprised at the amount of sensitive guys here on WSO and in the world in general. What is going on? We used to hunt mammoths & plow bitches, go into battles with other feudal armies & plow bitches, get into duels & plow bitches, build ho ...

    66 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 16 2012 - 1:07am -

  5. Ignoring personal problems

    So, I need some tips on how to become a bit of a sociopath. I am a smart kid, but my brain turns retarded when I am facing big personal issues. For example, right now I have to pull an all-righter worth of pitchbook-updating-slavery. However, me and my gf ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2012 - 2:45am -

  6. F*ck You Money, what is your amount?

    In the first season of Wall Street Warriors Timothy Sykes was having dinner with his buddies and they started talking about "fuck you money"- the amount of money you would need to not have a care in the world and just be able to say fuck you to ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2010 - 2:56am -

  7. How do I become CEO?

    How do guys break into top management of i-banks. Do you think it has to do with unique skills / abilities that they bring to the table, or is it just navigation of office politics? I'm asking because it seems that an associate can do as good of a jo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  8. Any hope of a 2012 grad finding a finance job this time of year?

    This is my first post on WSO so please bear with me. I am currently a finance major graduating from a semi-target school in 1 month. I'm graduating with latin honors and I have internship experience at ML (currently) and Dow Jones (private equity res ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2012 - 10:33pm -

  9. CS/UBS LA v.s. JPM HK

    I'm a economics student about to start freshmen year at UCLA. Browsing through the forum, west coasters don't get much placement on the east coast. Many end up in accounting or consulting. Some outliers end up in LA/SF branch. Q1. I was wonderin ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 21 2012 - 9:31pm -

  10. Nomura/RBS/Macquarie IBD FT HK or graduate school?

    Hi all, I have a FT IBD offer to join a non- BB global firm, say Nomura / RBS / Macquarie, as an analyst for class of 2011. But I am afraid I will not get good deal experience or exit opportunities compared to BB. Another option is to apply for graduate s ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2010 - 2:10am -

  11. Penn CAS vs. Penn Wharton for a Transfer

    So, I know there are hundreds of threads on this topic already, but for the purposes of transferring, I wanted to know what you guys think. I'm currently at a decent top 50 school, but as somebody who wants to break into IB, I really want to go to Pe ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2016 - 1:40am -

  12. sighBanking

    It'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... "sighBanking& ...

    12 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 12 2010 - 3:23am -

  13. My BB firm opportunity

    I have been out networking a lot and got in contact with a fellow alumni who is a MD at BB firm. After talking in person, email and phone many times, I told him my passion for getting in the investment side of banking and am looking for a full time opport ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2011 - 8:15pm -

  14. Could the Swiss Banks Merge?

    A thought provoking idea came out of a banker from JP Morgan as he said that the two Swiss investment banks, Credit Suisse and UBS, should merge into one investment bank that would be better able to compete. Are you guys giving the idea any merit? Do you ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2011 - 5:09pm -

  15. South and Back to Break into BB?

    I have a friend currently working at a small boutique in NYC. No name brand school but good grades and a year of experience under his belt. He is convinced that if he goes to an M&A group in a big bank in the south for 2 years he can boomerang back to ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2011 - 9:49am -

  16. .No longer needed

    deleted this post BB ibanking ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2014 - 9:20pm -

  17. Why CS

    I know it's a dump shit question. But I applied for all BBs and MM IBs and I couldn't find anything about Credit Suisse that makes it different from its competitor... Would appreciate the help. BB ibanking ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2011 - 11:15am -

  18. Standard Chartered Bank/HSBC

    Does anyone know how these two banks stack up against other middle-tier banks? I might be working at one of the Asian offices. From my understanding, they're not entirely investment banks so what would be the best service to try to work for? The corp ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  19. More Revenue-more Depreciation?

    Hey guys, If you are forecasting Depreciation as a % of Sales for 3-5 years in advance, how would you determine/ justify this percentage (in addition to just putting an average of the past years) Thanks! BB ibanking asset valuation ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2011 - 11:55am -

  20. Pigeon-Holed into Energy? Moving from Energy to Generalist or another industry buyside?

    I will be working FT at BB 's energy group and was wondering if I would be able to join a generalist PE / HF later on or do corp. dev at a non-energy firm? I am interested in energy right now and it seems like a field I'd like to make a career i ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2013 - 9:30pm -

  21. Evaluate Stats for B-school (top 10)

    Cornell: poli sci major, minor in cell biology and management; GPA = 3.3 GMAT: 760 LSAT: 170 internships: 2 summers with Merck work experience: 2 years at Deloitte Let me know how good I look for top 10 b-schools. Cheers. ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 15 2012 - 2:32am -

  22. Breaking In- Possible for me to swing IB with this background?

    Stats: Cornell: Poli sci major, minors in biology and management; GPA = 3.3 Internships: political risk at Exxon, summer R & D intern at Eli Lilly pharma Question: Is it possible for me to swing IB with this background? What about consulting? PS sorry ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 10:07pm -

  23. Executive Assistants

    Question: who gets an executive assistant at GS? is it VP and higher? BB ibanking ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2010 - 3:43am -

  24. Just cuz you use acronyms doesn't mean you know what you are talking about!

    Recently I have seen a trend with people using acronyms, lots of them. I think a lot of people, including myself, don't know all the acronyms that exist. I think it would be helpful if topics were more descriptive. None of this please: I am at M/B/B ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2010 - 5:49pm -

  25. Why is the banking economy so bad?

    I've read on the forums that the banking economy is terrible right now. It seems like every bulge bracket is cutting down on jobs and slashing salaries. This may seem like a really ignorant question, but why is this? I understand the economy as a who ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2012 - 2:14am -

  26. Top BB + Top FMCG (Finance) Internship > Will I Get Any FT Offer?

    Hi guys, So, I interned at a top BB in their Asset Mgmt.- FO position (think GS /MS) in my second year and will be interning at a top FMCG (P&G/Unilever/Nestle) this summer in their Treasury division primarily because I didn't hedge my risks and ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2012 - 11:39pm -

  27. Analys or Associate

    Ok so I go to a school that actually gets IBD recruiting! Anyway. I am in research during the day (Full time) and by the time I finish my masters (non-MBA; business related), I will have 2 years of full time work experience. However, this would be "n ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2011 - 10:49am -

  28. A Couple Interview questions

    A couple of questions if anyone wants some more: 1) Can you apply CAPM in Latin America? Why or why not? 2) In a secondary offering, if you could only use one method of valuation, which would you use? Why? 3) If company A owned its store and company B lea ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2010 - 7:10pm -

  29. Wrong post

    Wrong post BB ibanking ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2015 - 11:30pm -

  30. JP Morgan Investor Services

    Hi I was wondering if someone could speak about investor services in terms of the actual work, career trajectory, compensation, prestige, etc. basically anything I should know. Having talked to someone who works in the division, it's not what I expec ...

    3 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 6 2015 - 10:56am -

  31. Freshman Interested in Finance

    Hi, I'm a freshman at Penn State interested in finance (as well as law). From reading around a bit, it definitely seems like I should have gone to a better school (especially since I had the grades), but PSU was/is my dream school and I love it here. ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2014 - 3:49pm -

  32. What is in NYC???

    WHAT IS GOING ON? Made my way down from Canada to NYC today for my interview. See some hippies with signs, not letting me get through to my SA interview??? It's ok, the police took good care of me. IBD NYC BB ibanking 2011 SA ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 29 2011 - 9:08pm -

  33. PWM-> Banking-> VC

    I have some questions about banking. I'm considering the industry because VC sounds like a potential career for me in the next ten years and I have heard that banking or consulting is the route prior to VC. Quick background: I work at a BB PWM firm i ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2010 - 11:09am -

  34. law student- informational interview with BB.. what should I expect?

    I'm at a top law school and I applied for a BB. I was contacted for an informational interview. What do I expect? Will I be tested on my financial literacy? Also, I don't have a finance background. I know the basics of IBD interview questions (l ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2014 - 3:45pm -

  35. IB Infographic

    I stumbled upon this infographic on the web, but it's 2 years old. I am wondering if anybody has any info on the current % of exits and opinions on the other info. I feel like 35% of the analysts leaving for an MBA after 2 or 3 years seems high. BB i ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2014 - 7:12pm -

  36. Intro New

    Hey Iv been a long time reader but recently decided to join. I am currently a student in my junior year at Northeastern. Always looking for advice and tips. Currently on a six month co-op. Looking to learn more about IB and finding a way to get an analyst ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2014 - 7:11pm -

  37. From non-target business school in Canada

    What are the non-target schools that place the students to banking industry? I came to understand well from my previous post and the replies from the members. I would also want to know how likely other schools such as: University of Alberta University of ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2015 - 4:34am -

  38. BB MENA Offices

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone had any insight into BB in MENA. Tough to get into? Good deal flow? Good place to be? Thanks! QATAR Dubai MENA BB ibanking ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2015 - 8:31am -

  39. Montreal SA interviews

    hey, this is a long shot but if anyone is going to montreal soon, for the mercer/ OW SA interviews shoot me a PM BB ibanking ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2011 - 3:52pm -

  40. Getting a Job after MA

    Greetings, I have a BA in Communications and a minor in Philosophy from a pretty good school in the Midwest. I was just accepted to an Ivy League for a MA in Globalization Studies. I am going to take a couple classes in finance and economics. The goal wou ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2011 - 1:27am -