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  1. BB/EB Ranking/Tier List 2016

    Hey everyone, feel like we haven't had a good ol' argument/friendly discussion in a while. What would you say is the current tier list of investment banks in 2016 based on overall brand strength? If you have real balls, rank them with no ties (1 ...

    46 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 18 2016 - 2:00pm -

  2. David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge Bracket

    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. Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their summer analy ...

    71 comments - 66 silver bananas - Oct 15 2015 - 11:37am -

  3. [OFFICIAL] BB and Elite Boutique Prestige Rankings.

    This is for IBD in the US (NYC specifically) and as of November 2014. Bulge Bracket & Large Banks: Tier 1a: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Tier 1b: J.P. Morgan ...

    273 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  4. Finance is NOT the major for a career in finance?

    Easy...easy...put your proton blaster away and resume buyside fantasy of choice. All I want to say is that finance (perhaps) may no longer be the optimal major for breaking into...finance. Though the logic may counter conventional reason, so does an etern ...

    63 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  5. Best Industrials Groups- Best deal flow and exit opps?

    What are the best industrials groups on the street (in terms of deal flow, exit opps, etc.)? UBS Citi gs IBD MS Bulge Bracket JP Morgan Credit Suise ...

    64 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:33pm -

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

          Hey guys- long time reader / occasional poster, made a new account for purposes of this AMA. Learned a lot from WSO as I was navigating the recruiting process, so hope to pay it back. Happy to answer any questions about the process / ...

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

  7. Former BB VP giving advice to all you wannabe bankers

          Hey guys, I have only been on this forum a couple of times, but I formerly worked in M&A at a bulge bracket. I have been out of the business for a couple of years now (my choice) and I just wanted to give you guys some advice abou ...

    116 comments - 11 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 1:34pm -

  8. Goldman Dallas office or IBD elsewhere?

    I was accepted into the Discover Goldman Sachs regional camp in Dallas/Irving where you get an on-site first round interview, and I really want to aim for an investment banking summer internship. So two questions: (1) It seems that Dallas may not even hav ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2015 - 12:18am -

  9. Morgan Stanley rumored to have increased junior banker base by 25%

          Heard this from an associate at MS Bulge Bracket ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2014 - 7:37am -

  10. The Divorce Fund: Speculating on Your Misery

    I 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 nail in the coffin of this o ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 12:15pm -

  11. BB Investment Banking Groups in Chicago

    What are the industry groups in Chicago for the Bulge Brackets? Particularly JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Citi, Barclays, and Morgan Stanley? Which have strong groups? chicago investment bank Bulge Bracket ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  12. Weekend Wars: Finance vs. Engineering

    A question we often hear posed on Wall Street Oasis is what should I major in? Or some derivation, thereof. People will tell you anything and everything from straight finance, accounting and business to seemingly irrelevant topics such as theater, music a ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2011 - 4:23pm -

  13. ***OFFICIAL 2011 FT ROOMMATE THREAD***

    So I know many of us are moving to the city and are looking for roommates. In keeping with the last thread, I think it would be helpful for everyone to post the following information: City: NYC Preferred Areas: FiDi, TriBeCa, SoHo, Greenwich Village fairl ...

    99 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2012 - 12:42pm -

  14. AMA: MIT Sloan

          Hi all, I am currently a 2nd year student at MIT Sloan graduating in the summer and heading for a position in New York afterwards. The forum has surprisingly little discussion around Sloan so I thought I would try to provide some colo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2016 - 6:54pm -

  15. Banking Scene in Asia- what's the future?

    I've been following league tables in Asia for a while, and it seems that they have become increasingly dominated by Chinese banks (not just CICC and Citic, but also places like GF Securities, Haitong securities). This has been true for ECM and DCM fo ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 12:54am -

  16. BB Operations career path

    Hi, I'm really interested in operations, as well as finance. I know a lot of people say that it's not a good idea to go into operations if you have hopes of landing the front office, but if you want to stick around in operations, is it still rea ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  17. VP Base BB

          I'm moving from London to NYC in trading at a BB. Based on spot my new base is lower than my current. I want to know if I'm getting screwed. What is market for VP base in S&T at a BB in NY now? Thanks base Bulge Bracket ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2016 - 4:00am -

  18. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  19. Anyone ever apply through the company's career page?

    I don't really know if this topic has been brought up since most people here are networking for their positions, but I am just curious to know if anyone ever had success by just going to Goldman's career page and applying through their website. ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 22 2012 - 8:05pm -

  20. Damn, it doesn’t feel good to be a trader

    For decades, traders have been the highest paid dudes on Wall Street. Deep six-figure bonuses were once de rigueur for the mere mortals while the full-fledged masters of the universe easily went on to eclipse their CEOs and rack up eight-figure bonuses as ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 8:00pm -

  21. SA 2013

          So monkeys, The most painful season of IB recruiting has arrived for fellow juniors. I was wondering how many of you have actually received any offers from BB 's for an SA position, particularly on the west coast. Just wondering ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2013 - 7:25pm -

  22. Is it already over

    I'm just wondering if I have already fucked up my college career and any chance at BB IBD and/or if I should kill myself. I go to a semi-target, very highly overall ranked college in the US and have just completed my freshman year with a 3.3. I am pr ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2012 - 5:09pm -

  23. Non-Target Investment Banking MM SA chances?

          Hey guys, I'm a junior at a non-target and I had a horrible freshman year (a lot of personal problems), which is reflected in my GPA. I'm going to try hard and network my way into a MM IB SA position, but i'd just like ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2016 - 1:10pm -

  24. Bulge Bracket IBD Analyst Program vs Small Cap Investment Fund Analyst

          Mulling over two potential offers and don't really know which would be better from a career perspective. Offer A: Second year analyst on a BB Analyst Training Program. I have been told that I will most likely be placed in FIG as ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2016 - 5:11pm -

  25. Only 3 to 5 global banks will remain in a few years according to McKinsey

    McKinsey released their latest Banking Industry report, predicting: "In the next three to five years, McKinsey says a whole new market structure is likely to emerge in global banking. Firstly, anything from five to seven of today's 10 global ban ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 19 2016 - 7:30pm -

  26. Chances of admittance

    I am looking for BRUTALLY HONEST feedback on my chances to gain admittance to a top 10 MBA program (Preferably M7) and get into a buldge braket associate role afterwards. Ideally I would like to start the MBA in Fall 2013, working at my current company un ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2011 - 1:53pm -

  27. Boutiques catching up to BB banks?

    I've seen a few discussions pop up about this topic in the past few weeks, but just came across a good article at FT that breaks down the restructuring (pun intended) of the global investment banking scene. [quote]Take M&A: in January this year, ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2012 - 11:44pm -

  28. Going into Business after few years IB?

    Hi, I'm posting this in the Bullpen seeing as it tends to have more readers, hope you don't mind. Well I have an idea, two ideas actually. One is just a quick flip to make some money. It's basically an internet venture. I don't know wh ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2011 - 4:01pm -

  29. Would I be stupid to not try to use my stepfather as a connection for IB?

    I debated whether I would post this topic, considering it is quite unusual and I thought I could figure it out on my own. My background: I am a junior at a target school with a decent/good gpa interested in investment banking. I interned at a well-known h ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2010 - 6:06pm -

  30. Where Do The Brits Go?

    Lots of my friends (at target universities) who land interviews/AC's say that most of the people in the AC's are European (or at British universities but from a European country) with a few from Hong Kong and/or the USA. 1-2 people from British ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2012 - 5:08pm -

  31. Article- 11 Crazy Things First Year Analyst

          Here's a good article written by this chick who was a "star analyst" at MS. Some harsh realities here. Also, not surprised she quit. She was a star analyst and probably not very social and not the most street smart. She ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 12:15pm -

  32. Am I stuck here? Would you move?

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Background: went to a top top school, standard internships at BB equities, started at BB equity trading floor doing mostly agency type of trading. 4 years in, I'm bored out of my mind mostly because it's so d ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2011 - 11:41pm -

  33. Are there BBs that are "easier" to get into?

          I was just wondering, since everyone talks about Goldman, Morgan Stanley, etc., is there such a thing as "lower" bulge brackets that might be ever so slightly less difficult to get into? Places like Barclay's, Citi, etc ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 27 2009 - 4:00pm -

  34. Have any virtual recruiting CS people heard back?

          Some info I have on this process: There are supposedly 64 spots for the summer for non-core schools, and a lot of applicants (NYC office I believe). I did my first round in person even though it was supposed to be webcam interview sin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 9:45pm -

  35. Rejected everywhere...

    So I've been rejected from virtually every single bank for IBD summer analyst positions (I'm a Junior). I have a 3.53 GPA at a Ivy target. I've spent the past three months doing everything I can to secure interviews, including networking wi ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2011 - 11:53am -

  36. When will Wells Fargo be considered Bulge Bracket?

    Even though Wells Fargo 's number 10 in the league tables: http://markets.ft.com/investmentBanking/tablesAndT... I rarely hear anyone talking about them on WSO, I see more people talking about about Jeffries and Houlihan. Why isn't Wells Fargo c ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 25 2012 - 12:02am -

  37. Easy Internships

    Im a rising sophomore at a non target with no finance experience and a 3.5 gpa. Are there any specific divisions of banks, where they consider candidates like this for summer internships. I know I-banking is out of the question but I just really want to g ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2015 - 12:54am -

  38. boutique vs bulge...

    Why don't any of the top candidates want to go to bulge brackets anymore? I am at the top target school and I'm currently recruiting for SA. The top candidates who are getting multiple second rounds at my school are all looking at and leaning to ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2011 - 8:16pm -

  39. Request for FT Recruiting Advice for Lateral SA

    Hi guys, I'm from a top target school and currently have an internship for the summer at a BB M&A group. Should I want to lateral to a different BB next year, what should I do? I'm mainly interested in TMT or M&A for lateral, but that ma ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 18 2017 - 5:00pm -

  40. Looking to lateral to BB IBD NYC- Strong candidate

    ,.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa lateral Investment Banking Bulge Bracket ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2016 - 4:56pm -

  41. Asset BACKED Finance- Career Path? Day-to-day? Comp? Hours, etc.

          Hi All, I am currently trying to make a decision between a few offers and another opportunity came up that I was fortunate enough to interview for. The opportunity is with a BB Asset BACKED Finance group NOT asset based lending....whi ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2016 - 9:33pm -

  42. Ever Notice How...

         ... all the bulge bracket logos are blue-dominated except for one? There is a moral to this story. Bulge Bracket ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 9:59pm -

  43. Firm Brand Name vs. Location vs. Function

    Hey guys, I was wondering what job you would pick out of these in terms of most learning, most prestige, best exit opportunities, most pay and any other factors you think would be relevant. As you can see, the jobs cover multiple functions, locations and ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2013 - 11:03pm -

  44. BB PWM+?+BB SA= <3

          Bulge Bracket ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2015 - 10:47am -

  45. Culture at various trading desks

          Each trading desk seems to have its own culture. For example, cash equities are known to be more laid-back, and among firms, morgan stanley has a reputation for being "fratty" while goldman and credit suisse traders lean tow ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2010 - 4:13pm -

  46. League Tables- Standings of different banks?

          Anyone have access to league tables? Would be curious to see standings of different banks in various categories (M&A, restructuring, cross-border, and industry-specific) for 2011. Thanks. boutique Bulge Bracket league tables ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 5:55pm -

  47. Contacts at Top BBs, previous M&A boutique internship, but 3.3 GPA... insurmountable?

          Hey monkeys, Title says it all. If I networked hard but my GPA is subpar at a semi/non-target, can I still talk/interview my way into a SA at GS, Deutsche, Barclays etc.? Spent last summer at a tiny M&A boutique in NYC. Thanks! In ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 3:40am -

  48. Do these "Fuck Banking" posts refer to S&T or CM as well?

    Obviously a hot topic on WSO has been all of the banking posts we've seen where people basically emphasize their hatred toward the profession or state that it's not for them in some way. This often has to do with the work involved, the hours, an ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2012 - 10:44am -

  49. PWM Internship after Freshman Year

    If this post seems redundant, I do apologize. I'm just trying my best to gain as much information as possible to increase my chances of getting into IBD. I am entering college this fall at an (Ivy) target school and I've been using Google/WallSt ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 8:36pm -

  50. Starting out in ER- good career choice?

    I just got an ER offer at a top tier BB (think JPM / GS / MS) and am unsure whether or not to take it I'm in my final year of ugrad). To be honest, I wanted to try snag PE, looked into a little bit of consulting as well, and looked into VC. ER was th ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2011 - 1:31pm -

  51. Options Question Contest- Bananas up for Grabs

    I have almost finished a book called 'the Music of the Primes" by Marcus de Satoy. It is mostly about the unsolved Riemann Hypothesis dealing with the critical line of zeros in the Zeta function. If you havent heard of it then check out the book ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2011 - 8:35am -

  52. Greenhill vs HL RX vs MS vs BAML vs PWP

          Finished SA recruiting at a top target school and came away with these offers in NY. MS and BAML are generalist offers so I wouldn't know what group I'll be placed into. Greenhill & PWP are generalist M&A / RX offers ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 27 2015 - 12:11am -

  53. PE Internship while abroad

    So I got into Europe beginning of this week for my semester and I have a random question. I found a listing of all PE firms registered in Italy with three in my city (not in Milan or Rome). What I wonder is whether I should take a shot of getting some exp ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2011 - 8:24pm -

  54. IB Background Checks

          I am an analyst at a bulge bracket ibank. However, I decided to lateral to a middle market bank. I signed the offer letter and everything. I'm not worried about the drug test / background check. However, the background check incl ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 3:50am -

  55. How I pick applicants for interviews: blog post

    I originally posted this as a blog post, but I am not sure where that goes and how to access it. Apologies for the duplicate) ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 8:45pm -

  56. BB internship vs. Boutique full-time

          Hi Guys, Wondering about your opinions: should I choose a bulge bracket internship or a full-time (permanent) position of a top 20 boutique? Positions are IBD, M&A advisory. Final goal would be PE. Thanks Bulge Bracket ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 4:22pm -

  57. Destroy this POS

          Hi Guys, I go to a non-target, and realize my resume is pretty bad, but would still like it reviewed and try for a spot in a BB this coming fall. Resume: http://www.razume.com/documents/19569 Thanks! IB M&A Internship non-target B ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2011 - 3:21pm -

  58. Thankyou WSO

    To the WSO Community, After my SA stint at a top bank on the Street, I'm thrilled to say I've accepted a FT offer to start in their IBD after graduation. This site gave me a tremendous amount of guidance and played a significant role in arming m ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2011 - 11:38am -

  59. Rank the BB's

          How would you rank them? Bulge Bracket ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2009 - 7:02pm -

  60. Bulge Bracket Latin America Investment Banking- Summer Analyst

    What is the overall perception of investment banking Latin America coverage groups at bulge brackets (JPM / BAML / Citi / CS)? Which are the strongest? How are the exit opps into PE/VC or HF? I am from the region and am thinking of interning at one of the ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2016 - 6:17pm -

  61. Quick drug testing question

    Hey guys, so a buddy of mine in college has run into a predicament. He thinks that he has to take a hair test for SA employment in IBD this summer, and he accidentally took Adderall/Ritalin (I'm not entirely sure of the difference to be honest) about ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2011 - 12:23pm -

  62. West Coast Semi-Target Summer Analyst Recruiting

          Currently a Junior at semi-target in the West Coast. Seeking an IB SA position at a BB. I am 2 years ahead at school, being only 18 with enough credits to be considered a Junior. I have been attending info sessions and will be submitt ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2011 - 12:59pm -

  63. The Rainmakers of 2010

    And will 2011 be the year of the banker? Rainmaking, as defined by Wikipedia refers to the act of attempting to artificially induce or increase precipitation, usually to stave off drought. This is usually done by cloud seeding, dances, or prayer. But this ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 10:10pm -

  64. How do traders make profit/what do they do?

    What do traders at a BB investment bank actually do and how do they make profits? Are they all just basically market makers, that take client orders, hedge their risks and make profits on the bid/offer spread? Apart from prop trading, how else to BB trade ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2013 - 2:13pm -

  65. Do BB investment banks pay for your CFA?

          just wondering thanks Bulge Bracket banking bullpen ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2015 - 4:37pm -

  66. [deleted]

          [deleted] Bulge Bracket internship rejection dinged ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2014 - 4:34pm -

  67. Cornell Students and Graduates: How strong is Investment Banking recruitment for non-AEM majors?

    ... ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 2:15am -

  68. Weird Offer Dilemma: Risk Mgmt vs. Prop Trading

    Hi everyone! I need to decide between two internship offers: one for trading at a fairly well-known prop shop in Chicago- think CTC/DRW/ Optiver- and one in the Master's/PhD risk management division at American Express in NY. Amex group could be anyt ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2012 - 12:00am -

  69. Recent May 2010 Grad New Extreme Help!!

    Hey guys I am in an extreme hole. I recently graduated this May from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S in Finance and Business and Minors in Accounting and Economics' in New York, it's also a non target school. There alumni database is nonexistent and ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 21 2010 - 7:44pm -

  70. Bulge Bracket

    Is it that difficult to get into a bulge bracket? I would like to work for Goldmans, ML or MS. Also interested in a few non BB Credit Suisse and Barcap. If I work in a medium rep european bank can i make the move after a analyst programme or do i need to ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2012 - 12:05am -

  71. Interview Scheduled... Until I Mentioned I Was Not Local

    So, after pounding the pavement, I got a call from a bulge bracket for banking interviews. (Inside: YEEEES!) They gave me a specific time slot. I mentioned that I was currently not local, but that I'd be happy to fly out. I mentioned that it would be ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2011 - 12:10pm -

  72. "contract to hire" position

    I'm interviewing for a Business Analyst position at a BB. I think the way the game works, it's a 3 month contract with an expectation that it keeps renewing until either they offer you a full-fledged salaried position or you flunk out. 1. Do any ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2014 - 9:56am -

  73. Finanical Modeling/ Financial Statement Analysis Interview Questions

    Hello All, I have been out of the finance interviewing game for a while, I am a 2nd year analyst at a boutique IB. Need some help preparing for a technical interview I will hopefully be having soon- can anyone here help me with questions on financial mode ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  74. Didnt receive dream internship

    Hello, I did not get a bulge bracket S&T internship my junior summer (right now), but I did get a less formal S&T internship with a boutique back home that does not offer full-time positions to interns. I was wondering if I still have a chance at ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2014 - 1:57pm -

  75. 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. ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2010 - 3:23am -

  76. Offer to apprentice as HNW asset manager, $2B aum

    So this is kind of old school. I'm currently a consultant (3yrs out of college) performing macro analysis for capital markets and corporate strat guys. My fiance's father is a BB wealth manager in NY, generally managing ultra-high net worth fami ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2010 - 1:36pm -

  77. Barclays vs Rothschild vs Lazard vs PE grad roles (3i/Terra Firma/Blackstone)? (all London)

          Any ideas on how these stack up in terms of reputation/culture/exit opps/any other factors? Thanks graduate london Barclays lazard Bulge Bracket rothschild BB or Boutique private equity analyst ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2014 - 3:36pm -

  78. How many birds are in the bush?

    About Me- Sophomore from non-target, economics/philosophy major, good grades, have done several internships at finance related boutique shops. Always loved stocks and always will, end goal is to get to the buyside, whatever that takes Problem- Have two of ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2011 - 4:22pm -

  79. Good news

    With all the schadenfreude regarding undergrad school, FO vs. BO, bank or group prestige, and the like, I figured this forum could use some good news to lighten the air. I just received a 1st-year IBD analyst offer from a BB. I graduated in 2008 from a to ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2010 - 12:57pm -

  80. Rank these 4 banks AND explain why

    How would you guys rank these 4 banks (GS, MS, Wells Fargo, BofA) and what are your reasons for the ranking? Asking in regards to how solid their finances are/exposure is, as well as an investment. NOT for where to work...I'm looking for good reasoni ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 21 2011 - 8:16am -

  81. Picking BB Sell-Side ER Sector Teams

          I'm fortunate to be able to pick between two teams, one being financials, the other autos. While I've always been particularly interested in the former, I have been told that the work environment in the latter is better, mor ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2014 - 3:53pm -

  82. Drug Test- still have not heard back...

          Hey all-- I took my urine test with labcorp about 24 days ago and still have yet to hear back on my results which seems a bit abnormal... some other incoming analysts I know who took the test much earlier than I did heard back in abou ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2016 - 6:10pm -

  83. Harvard or IBD?

    I'm currently at LSE studying Stats with Finance (undergrad) and am in my final year. I will get an upper second (2:1) at the very least. I have spoken to admissions at Harvard and they told me, given my background, I'm highly likely to get into ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2012 - 9:25am -

  84. Top M&A Group: Quitting Early

          Thanks M&A Bulge Bracket quitting 2nd year analyst ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2014 - 2:05pm -

  85. Modeling Test for Summer Analyst Position

          During a second round interview w/ a BB, I was told that I would have a modeling test next week following an interview. The banker gave no indication whether it would just be a three statment model or a full on DCF / LBO /Merger. In a ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 7:22pm -

  86. Top B-School or Bulge Bracket

    I'm currently an investment banking analyst in a large company that's not a traditional investment bank in the Asset-Backed Securities group, and I'm seeking advice on options moving forward. I'm hoping to make it into PE/VC eventually ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2010 - 8:03pm -

  87. How To Lateral to a Foreign Office from the US

    So it seems like most users on here interested in changing offices want to move FROM a developing country TO London/NYC. What about those of us who want to do it the other way around? A Little About Myself: I'm a college senior who has been lucky eno ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 14 2012 - 7:11pm -

  88. IB internship: where should I start?

    I'm really trying to get an internship in investment banking this summer, but I realize I am starting kind of late in the game (because of college workload), and am not going to a target school. Can anyone give me some advice on how to start? I' ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2009 - 1:26pm -

  89. Full time BB opportunities in Hong Kong

          Do the BBs in Hong Kong hire full time IBD analysts, or do they pretty much hire exclusively from their summer intern pool? Mainly interested in GS / MS / JPM. Hong Kong Bulge Bracket ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2015 - 2:20pm -

  90. Thoughts on S&T careers w/ declining markets-generated revenues?

          With many of the BBs reporting declines and missed revenues in their markets-focused businesses, decreases in headcount, pay, and promotions will certainly follow. This is bound to start immediately (i.e. the MS headlines today, BAML& ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2015 - 6:25pm -

  91. Pay levels at BB PB

          I was hoping someone could fill me in on the salary/bonuses for different levels at a bulge bracket in Private Bank, as well as how many years at each level. This is for a top firm in NYC. I'll start with analyst: Analyst, $70k + ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2011 - 12:18am -

  92. Probability of becoming an Associate/Analyst

    Hi, I was wondering if you can help me analyze the probability of me becoming an Analyst / Associate in % Background- Master in Finance from semi-target. 4.0 GPA with honors (MSF, not MBA)- 1.5-2 year experience as a Real Estate Asset Management Analyst- ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2014 - 2:19am -

  93. BB S&T to What Type of Hedge Funds???

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Can anyone with experience provide some information about what type of hedge funds a trader at a bulge bracket firm can exit into? So we have global macro, stat arb and a lot of the multistrat HFs, but is that it? How ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2014 - 11:28pm -

  94. CanVPs/ MDs from S&T get me IB interviews?

    Hi first post- so hello. I am rising sophomore from a non target but managed to get in contact with multiple alumni from my school who work in finance. I emailed them and met most of them in the city this summer as most have been really supportive and urg ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2014 - 12:31am -

  95. Bulge Bracket Super Day- What to expect?

          I have an upcoming Super Day interview with a Bulge Bracket firm for their Institutional Equity Sales division. What should I expect during the final interview process? How technical are the questions, what are they looking for etc? A ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2010 - 10:49pm -

  96. Best Looking BB HQs

          Something about the Morgan Stanely HQ is just so cool...lol I liked GS 's old 85 Broad bldg more...It looked more evil and sinister. Bulge Bracket ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2010 - 11:29pm -

  97. GMAT During Analyst Stint?

    Monkeys, Have any of you studied for and taken the GMAT during your analyst stint? If so, how did you manage? I imagine it would be very difficult with the 80-110hr work weeks. Did you do it late at night, or on a spare weekend day? I think many would cho ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2012 - 1:44pm -

  98. Public finance bonuses

          Hey guys. I've seen a few posts on this, but I'm wondering what a public finance analyst at a bb sees in bonus every year. I've heard some say comp is 80-90% of ibd, others have said it's nearly on par, some have s ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2009 - 11:39pm -

  99. The Next Generation

          It seems that the Bulge Bracket, as useless of a term that it is, drastically changes quite frequently. In my lifetime, Lehman, Bear, Salomon, First Boston, and DLJ all went under. Any thoughts on which of the current BBs will be the ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2011 - 1:42am -

  100. Early Bonus Season

    Christmas might come early to Wall Street this year. WIth higher taxes in 2011 and beyond a distinct possibility, Wall Street banks are looking to do right by employees and pay out their bonuses before the anticipated IRS onslaught. So what is the general ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2010 - 12:38pm -

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