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  2. Bulge Bracket and Elite Boutique Tiers

    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 ...

    362 comments - 17 silver bananas - May 7 2018 - 1:46pm -

  3. Bank of America Merrill Lynch to drop Merrill Lynch name from Investment Bank

    WSJ just reported that BofA is planning to change the marketing name of its investment banking unit "Bank of America Merrill Lynch" to only Bank of America (Securities) and reduce the wealth management operations' name to Merrill. How will ...

    35 comments - 6 silver bananas - Mar 3 2019 - 5:00pm -

  4. 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 ...

    83 comments - 14 silver bananas - May 4 2017 - 8:57pm -

  5. The best of the back (or middle) office?

    obviously most people here are IBD or bust, but for those of us happy making a decent living and prioritize work and family time, what are some of the better roles in the BO and MO? the only real BO /MO role i am familiar with is Trade Support so i am int ...

    65 comments - 8 silver bananas - Feb 17 2018 - 1:45pm -

  6. Bulge Bracket Fact Sheet

    Could somebody please make a bulleted list of all of the bulge bracket banks and include the core competencies for each bank at what they're best at? This would be to everyone's benefit who wants to learn the "scoop" on each of the big ...

    51 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jul 30 2018 - 1:37am -

  7. Official Investment Banking Rankings: Boutique and Bulge Bracket Prestige

    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 ...

    276 comments - 9 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:32pm -

  8. AMA: A2A 2nd Yr BB Associate (Healthcare) Residing in SF

    A2A at a BB with ~5yrs of experience in Healthcare Investment Banking coverage. Current focus towards the Biotech/Biopharma subsectors. M&A focus; transaction experience across all common product groups. To preempt, I do not have a medical degree but ...

    41 comments - 7 silver bananas - Nov 13 2017 - 5:38pm -

  9. 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 ...

    75 comments - 113 silver bananas - Oct 15 2015 - 11:37am -

  10. Middle Market IB vs. Bulge Bracket IB

    Was just offered Summer Analyst position (rising Junior in Liberal Arts school) at MM bank, would like to end up there full time but want to be exposed to BB bank eventually as well. It is an exploding offer, and most of the BB recruiting happens in the f ...

    38 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 14 2017 - 6:39pm -

  11. 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 ...

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

  12. 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 ...

    47 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 8 2016 - 11:30am -

  13. exit opps- shareholder activism group

    Hey all, just wondering where associates/2nd year analysts typically exit to from shareholder activism type IB groups. I know activism defense advisory is offered by some BB and EB banks and was curious if most stay in IB or eventually try to land at an a ...

    22 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 26 2018 - 4:53pm -

  14. 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 about the financial indus ...

    116 comments - 14 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 1:34pm -

  15. No Offers- Summer Analyst 2019 Recruiting

    Hello WSOers- I'm a junior at a semi-target and also an international student. I had a superday back in May with a MM IB (Think HL, Jefferies, Lincoln) and never heard back but the office has made offers so I'm guessing I was dinged. I had anoth ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 13 2018 - 2:00am -

  16. 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 ...

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

  17. 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 ...

    43 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 27 2011 - 4:23pm -

  18. 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 ...

    177 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 26 2011 - 12:47pm -

  19. 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 -

  20. ***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 ...

    98 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 10 2012 - 12:42pm -

  21. 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 -

  22. 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 ...

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

  23. Made it to a Bulge Bracket Bank

    Great news. I finally landed a spot in DCM for the leveraged finance team of a very prestigious BB on the street. I literally started from the bottom, working my way up, and have been working at a mid-size to small boutique firm for the past year and a ha ...

    17 comments - 9 silver bananas - May 16 2017 - 2:03pm -

  24. 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 / networking / the job ...

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

  25. 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 -

  26. 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 -

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

    ... ...

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

  28. 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 where everybody is cu ...

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

  29. 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 -

  30. 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 -

  31. 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 -

  32. 3.7 GPA Double Major

    As an Econ/Math double major at a university with a target business school, what GPA do I need to get interviews at the elite bulge brackets like Goldman and boutiques like Evercore? I just finished up my freshman year with a 3.74 and I'm involved in ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 3 2019 - 8:53pm -

  33. 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 -

  34. 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 -

  35. 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 -

  36. 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 these ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 10 2017 - 3:28pm -

  37. 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 color around the courses, ...

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

  38. Transferring back to NY office from London (Bulge Bracket)

    I am an Ivy League graduate ('13)/American citizen who got an internship at a bulge bracket investment bank for the summer in London. However, I want to transfer back to NY asap. What's the best way to go about this? Obviously, I would have to g ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2015 - 7:53pm -

  39. 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 gets overworked and ...

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

  40. 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. are seldom discusse ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2009 - 1:55pm -

  41. 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 -

  42. 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 ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2015 - 10:39pm -

  43. Bulge Bracket vs. Boutique Sales and Trading

    Hey, so I was wondering if there a major difference working for a bb vs working for a quality boutique in regards to sales and trading? I get that on the ib side the deals are bigger and im sure payouts are better. But what about on the s&t side?? I f ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  44. 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 -

  45. 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 Vice President to Sat ...

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

  46. 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 to know all of your t ...

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

  47. Rank the BB's

    How would you rank them? Bulge Bracket ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2009 - 8:11pm -

  48. Morgan Stanley Investment Management Analyst

    Has anyone been through a MSIM Full-time Analyst interview? I have my first round on Tuesday (10/25) and would love to eventually land this offer. As we all know the job market blows at the moment and this is one of the few great opportunities out there t ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:37pm -

  49. When will Wells Fargo be considered Bulge Bracket?

    Even though Wells Fargo 's number 10 in the league tables: http://markets. I rarely hear anyone talking about them on WSO, I see more people talking about about Jeffries and Houlihan. Why isn't Wells Fargo considered bulge bracket? Especially wh ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 25 2012 - 12:02am -

  50. 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 towards the more cerebra ...

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

  51. 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 ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 30 2012 - 2:52am -

  52. Series 7 and 63 for Analyst Program

    Hello, I am starting a full time Analyst position in NYC this summer at a BB Private Bank. I know that I will need to take the Series 7 and pass. When will I need to take the exam (ie. within a few months of my start date)? Can I take it before I start my ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2011 - 4:15pm -

  53. 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 -

  54. 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 -

  55. 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....which is very different. ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 12:14pm -

  56. 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 I have previous exper ...

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

  57. 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 anyth ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2018 - 1:03am -

  58. 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 - 1 silver bananas - Mar 14 2011 - 8:35am -

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

    Bulge Bracket ...

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

  60. 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 since I was in NYC durin ...

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

  61. 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 Bulge Bracket Review ...

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

  62. 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 -

  63. Background check- Incorrect dates

    Hey guys, so I've recently landed a position at a BB, however realised i made a mistake on dates for one of my positions. I have 6 proper internships on my CV (all fine), however at the end of my CV is a casual uni student ambassador position which h ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2017 - 11:33am -

  64. 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 -

  65. 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. I like RX so I' ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 27 2015 - 12:11am -

  66. Two Investment Banking BB Super Days on the Same Day. What Should I do?

    I have two bulge bracket super days coming up and they are both scheduled on the same day. I really don't see any other way around this beside having to reschedule one (which will be an extremely delicate process). How should I approach this? Or is t ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 6 2014 - 11:56am -

  67. 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 -

  68. 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! Investment Banking nyc ...

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

  69. 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 -

  70. 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 -

  71. 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 -

  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 ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2014 - 10:10pm -

  73. Difference between major and cumulative GPA

    If there is a significant difference between my cumulative GPA (3.3) and major GPA (3.7) will BBs look down on this during recruiting season? Should I just list major? Or put it in bold on my resume? Bulge Bracket ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:51pm -

  74. 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 - 4 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 10:10pm -

  75. How many people work in S&T in each BB?

    People often tell me it's better to work at JPM Markets or Citi Markets than GS Securities because of the difference in the balance sheet and revenues, but I feel like this figure isn't normalized with respect to how many people work at each ban ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 2 2019 - 9:32pm -

  76. Odd-Referred to scheduled time w/ BB analyst alum- never responded-anyone experience same? insight?

    1st job investment banking 1st interview Summer Analyst recruiting Alumni Networking BB Bulge Bracket Advice in NYC ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2017 - 9:03pm -

  77. Chances for BB internship for a kid with a 3.3GPA from top target

    Hi, Background: I'm a rising junior at a top target (think Harvard/Wharton) and I'm looking to get a 2019 summer internship at a bulge bracket bank. In highschool, I had solid extracurriculars (a lot of student government, debate, and continent- ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 7 2018 - 5:24am -

  78. 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 -

  79. 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 -

  80. Comparison of College Athletes to Investment Banking

    In the world of college sports, top athletes from high schools all over the country compete to join the best programs for 2 to 4 years. Just like college sports, banking takes the absolute cream of the crop of their pool, sometimes less than 1% of those w ...

    5 comments - 6 silver bananas - Aug 1 2019 - 11:59pm -

  81. 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 -

  82. [deleted]

    [deleted] Bulge Bracket internship rejection dinged ...

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

  83. 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 -

  84. 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 -

  85. 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 -

  86. Moving from S&T (Macro Rates Sales) to the Buyside

    I'm looking to generate some ideas for the next few years as my bank only promotes some 30% of Analyst level salespeople to the associate level. Everyone else either moves around the bank to other groups/areas in the front office or goes to the buy s ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 21 2019 - 6:02pm -

  87. 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 -

  88. 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 -

  89. 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 -

  90. 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 -

  91. 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 ...

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