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  2. Fork In the Road: Finance or Startup

    Sorry for the long post. Big decision. Any input would be appreciated. ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  3. Just signed offer letter joining ECM group at a BB..feeling miserable..

    So I just got my offer letter to join ECM group at a BB that expired today, and I sent it in. It was my only offer despite numerous attempts at networking along the way. I feel like this offer is worthless and I'll never get to where I want to be (HF ...

    34 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 23 2014 - 9:56pm -

  4. CMBS Origination Exit Ops

    I've been exploring the WSO CRE forum for the past few weeks and wanted to ask a question with my first post about potential exit ops for the job I have lined up. Currently in my final year at a non-target state school on the West Coast. Interned for ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:03pm -

  5. Mesirow Financial Chicago- Previous experiences?

    Does anyone have any experience with Mesirow Financial in Chicago? Specifically the Investment Management Division? I'd be really interested to hear about your experience. How is the culture? What can an entry level analyst expect for base salary/bon ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm -

  6. Exit Ops- The End of The Show II

    To echo the post from Tier2Sta, I also handed in my resignation today after nearly 10 years in finance, primarily in IB, at both the BB and boutique level. I don't have quite the negative view that he does. There have been many times over the years t ...

    26 comments - 4 silver bananas - May 1 2012 - 1:01am -

  7. J.P. Morgan LevFin

    What are people's thoughts on J.P. Morgan 's Syndicated & Leveraged Finance group? What are the exit opps like for PE? Investment Banking Leveraged Finance career advice jp morgan chase Exit Opps JP Morgan J.P. Morgan (JPM) exit ops exit opp ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 20 2010 - 1:49pm -

  8. STEM PhD to MBB-- What's the Point?

    Hi Folks. I am a PhD candidate in a STEM field at Stanford. I've decided that academia is not for me, so I have been exploring various career options. It seems the two most reasonable options for me are management consulting and R&D at a DuPont/3 ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 13 2013 - 8:59pm -

  9. What happens to those that don't make it further than IB associates?

    I can only assume not every IB analyst becomes an associate, and not every associate becomes a VP, then an MD or goes into a lucrative buyside career. What happens to those people that don't successfully climb the ladder then? Are they a majority or ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 10:06pm -

  10. Product Management- The New Exit Op?

    Product Management intrigues me. I had always understood it to be a highly interdisciplinary role drawing on elements of engineering, finance, marketing, and (obviously) management, but I hadn't done any in-depth analysis. I've recently given th ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 26 2015 - 1:45pm -

  11. Big 4 restructuring vs. banking restructuring (and exit ops)

    Hey guys, 1. What are the main differences between Big 4 restructuring and restructuring at a bank? I have heard of one Big 4 Restructuring group doing doing distressed M&A deals, but do all of them do this? 2. Does anyone have any insight into exit o ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2014 - 7:19pm -

  12. Exit Opportunity Insanity

    Every other thread is talking about exit opportunities and how you should do XYZ because the "exit ops are better". Personally I feel that life is a pretty twisted journey and is you are smart and take advantage when the opportunity presents you ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 8 2010 - 7:54pm -

  13. Black Tie Ballin'

    Mother. Funk that crisis. Please... I figure after the mild bounce back in markets over the past week and the opportunity for many a monkey to exhale for a bit, it may not be a bad idea to go back to masturbatory fantasies about why you got into the indus ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 1 2011 - 1:16pm -

  14. GE Capital V. I Banking

    I've been speaking with a family friend at GE Capital and I'm pretty sure that I could get an offer there for their rotational training program (Full time employment). I'm also looking at JP Morgan 's analyst program. What are my prosp ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2010 - 2:25am -

  15. IB in LA's Exit Ops

    Hey all, So I am on board to start a a top LA IB office(Moelis / CS / GS) this summer, and I am wondering what the exit opportunity recruiting scene looks like in LA. I know most banks here only have 5-6 analysts per class, so there should theoretically b ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 31 2012 - 11:19pm -

  16. Credit Funds: Differing Skillsets

    I'm currently at a buyside shop (bank) focused on broadly syndicated loans and looking to make a move to either a bigger shop with more career upside (a scalable CLO platform) or a more opportunistic credit platform (MM/BDC, junior debt, stressed/dis ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 7 2019 - 2:00pm -

  17. Looking for Exit Opportunities....

    I recently landed an IB gig at a prestigious desk, thanks in part to clever GPA rounding techniques that I learned on WSO. It has been several weeks now, so naturally I'm looking for exit opportunities. Most analysts/associates tell me that the best ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 3 2011 - 1:43am -

  18. public finance vs mid-corp

    Trying to decide: Facts- Analyst Level, BB, my understanding is that mid-corp analyst is MM I-Banking, vs Public Finance which is top 3 in geographic region Questions- Exit Opps? Hours? Pay? B-School Factor? Thanks public finance Exit Opps Commercial Bank ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2010 - 5:21pm -

  19. Help me evaluate an offer

    I have an offer from a consulting/ Asset Management that specializes in investing public funds and/or telling public entities where to invest those funds. The official title for the position is "Asset Management Analyst". I was very surprised to ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2012 - 2:00pm -

  20. Makin moves..

    I know exit ops are always discussed here, but I'm interested in hearing about a few somewhat atypical moves (assume this is post undergrad): IB 2-year analyst--> F500 Corporate role What position would one enter into? I'm assuming higher tha ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 18 2010 - 10:44pm -

  21. BB IBD-> Megafund PE

    Everyone always says GS /MS/ JPM and M&A / LevFin /Sponsors for exits into a megafund after two years. When you take a step back and look at it though, that is a grand total of 8 groups, which is probably about 60 or so analysts a year. So, for everyo ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2010 - 4:58pm -

  22. How is this for an exit op?

    March Madness is well underway. And after the first weekend, many brackets have been obliterated already. One of the great things about the NCAA tournaments are the stories that emerge as new star players and coaches are minted. This one really caught my ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2013 - 4:13pm -

  23. Non-finance exit ops for operations

    hi, are there any non-finance exit ops for operations analysts from BBs? for example to consulting? what sort of options are available if i do an MBA after a few years in ops? thanks. operations exit ops ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2012 - 6:19pm -

  24. What are exit ops for UBS Equity Research Associates?

    I was wondering what the exit ops would be from UBS Equity Research group. From what I've seen, UBS ER (NYC) is ranked 4 in the US by Institutional Investor, and the bank's Equities (which is S&T and Research) division has a very strong repu ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2014 - 10:42pm -

  25. Exit Ops for Equity Stat Arb

    Consider: quant trader position. Equity stat arb, holding period on the order of days. Mainly US and some international equities in the major overseas markets. The job is to create, backtest and implement high Sharpe stratgies. Checked the search function ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2012 - 10:04pm -

  26. KBW Bonuses/Exit Ops to JC Flowers

    investment bank KBW analyst bonuses 2015 bonuses JC Flowers exit ops private equity ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2016 - 2:49pm -

  27. Macquarie Capital IB West Coast

    Hello everyone, Would you guys and gals be able to provide some insight into Macquarie 's West Coast (SF,LA) IB operation? Deal flow, deal sizes, industries covered, reputation, exit ops, etc. Thread responses and PMs are welcome. Thank you all! Inve ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2015 - 10:42am -

  28. Working at Amazon [as a brand specialist]?

    I recently began entertaining the idea of moving out of consulting, and ran across the Brand Specialist role at Amazon. I've been at a non- MBB firm for the past two years, and with the limited scope of work that we perform, felt like I was beginning ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2012 - 3:39pm -

  29. Mezzanine/Credit Funds

    What are the best groups to get into at a BB to get into a mezz fund or a credit HF? IB HF lev fin mezzanine exit ops ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2011 - 3:33pm -

  30. Good Opp/Exit Opps?

    I have an opportunity to work as a Financial Analyst 1 with Siemens. I'd be working in their at their biggest Energy Plant in the US, mainly doing cost analysis and budgeting on turbines. The job description is as follows: * Reconcile by Profit Cente ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2011 - 12:48pm -

  31. Credit Suisse Global Industrial Services Investment Bakning

    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. credit suisse Bulge Bracket I-banking I-B I-BANK ex ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2010 - 11:54am -

  32. Big5 for exit ops

    Hey guys, I just got a SA offer from a Big5 Canadian bank. I'll be working in their Montreal office this summer. I plan on busting my ass in order to get a return offer (they made it clear to me that if they liked me I would be getting one) for full ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2012 - 11:39am -

  33. Exit Ops question

    What has better exit ops: TS with big4 or MidMarket iBank? Does anyone know what salaries to expect for these as well? exit ops ts ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2010 - 4:01pm -

  34. Which one: VC (Venture Capital) or PF (Prime Finance)- Exit Ops?

    Hi WSO fam, This is my first post- even though I've been reading these forums for a while now. So hello, and thank you to everyone for all the incredible insight provided on these pages. I have two job opportunities lined up- one in VC /Growth Equity ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 30 2018 - 5:30pm -

  35. Mizuho Acquisition Finance Division's Reputation on the street

    I'm a rising sophomore in college, currently interning at a small private equity fund. For next summer, I'm trying to do IB and think Lev Fin and Financial Sponsors could be a good fit. I've been doing some research and it seems like the Ac ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2016 - 8:22pm -

  36. CMBS Banking vs Structuring > > HF

    Between a CMBS banking role (i.e. interfacing with loan sellers, NRSROs, etc.. to bring a securitization to market) or a CMBS structuring role (i.e. modeling cash flows based on NRSRO levels and various b-buyer stipulations), which is better to ultimately ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2016 - 9:40pm -

  37. Exit Ops Opportunities

    Hi all, My name is Abe. I am an Associate in Operations and I have an MS in Finance. I also got my undergraduate degree in Finance as well. I am looking for opportunities outside of Operations as I speak 2 additional languages; Spanish, Arabic and I feel ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2014 - 4:34pm -

  38. BB IT Risk exit ops

    Hello, I am currently studying for my CFA level I exam. I have a computer science degree from a state school within NYC. I am about 8 months into my 2 year analyst position within a BB bank. I am not front office- basically middle/ back office. I do IT Ri ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2012 - 2:05am -

  39. Structured Finance, Mezzanine, Exit Ops, and Capital Market

    From my research, it seems Structured Finance and Mezzanine have pretty good exit ops in hedge funds. But they also are sometimes considered part of Capital Markets, and Capital Markets are considered bad for exit opts. Can someone clear up this confusion ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2010 - 11:02am -

  40. Resume Review- Networking / Exit Ops

    Hi all, I am in the process of trying to reconnect with old contacts and do some networking. I have updated my resume with my current position and wanted to get some feedback. Right now, I am working in risk but have the hope to transition into Corp. Fina ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2010 - 5:19pm -

  41. ClearBridge Investments (Legg Mason) Equity Research Internship Questions

    So I recently received an equity research internship offer with ClearBridge Investments for this summer (they're one of Legg Mason's funds). I couldn't find a ton of information about comp/exit opps online, so I was wondering if anyone on t ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Mar 31 2018 - 6:29pm -

  42. IB for Secondary PE Investing: Exit Ops

    What exit opportunities are feasible coming out of IB in a group that focuses on secondary PE investments? Seems like working at a secondary PE fund should be feasible, but beyond that, are you pigeonholing yourself too hard? Secondary PE secondary adviso ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2017 - 1:39pm -

  43. What kind of exit ops are there from internal ERM at a F100?

    Hey guys, I'm wondering what the exit ops are like (if any) from internal ERM at a F100?-For the last 15 months I've been doing FP&A at a F100 as my first job out of college-Now I have two offers on the table, a senior analyst in FP&A at ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2016 - 5:23pm -

  44. Chances of getting into an Ibank with good exit opportunities

    Assuming I graduate with a 3.5 to 3.6 gpa, a couple of summer internships at a MM or botique bank, and have solid extracurricular activities, what are the chances of getting interviews at a bank with good exit opportunities? As I am looking into the newer ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 11:25pm -

  45. Change Management – Exit Ops

    Hey my WSO cohorts, I have this career dilemma and would appreciate some guidance from those that care to provide. Here's the deal(Intro): Graduated in 2009 from what one would say a 'non-target' University in the UK. Unfortunately never go ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2012 - 4:33pm -

  46. Exit ops for research shop analyst- Possible to get into IB or consulting?

    Hi guys just curious about companies such as The Economist Intelligence Unit, Business Monitor International, ISI and other proprietary research firms. Jobs in companies such as this prepare you for what kind of careers? What would be potential exit ops i ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 9:43pm -

  47. Does the group I'm placed in affect my exit opps?

    For full-time, yes it does. Working in an industry group will give you access to exit opportunities in that industry and related industries. For example, most analysts targeting private equity after their investment banking analyst stint will try to be pl ...

    - silver bananas - Mar 26 2015 - 1:38pm -

  48. Exit ops for tech bankers

    Can tech bankers move to traditional lbo shops? Are they limited to tech-specific PE, VC, or Corp Dev? Technology bankers don't work with debt as much as other industry groups, and would that limit the opportunities after tech IB. Would it be better ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2012 - 6:10pm -

  49. Goldman Sachs HFS

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any specific information on the GS Hedge Fund Strategies group. What skill set will you pick up from this group? How is the compensation for analysts/ associates/vp/md? Also, how are the exit opps for someone coming o ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2011 - 8:59pm -

  50. IBD Coverage Group Comparison

    I've searched through WSO for a comprehensive comparison between coverage groups in IBD but couldn't find any extensive threads. So, I was wondering if anyone can give me a breakdown on generally their impression of various IBD coverage groups l ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2010 - 1:02pm -