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  2. Getting ripped off in NYC

    Fellow Monkeys, I've never been to NYC (besides interviews) and I'm having a hard time trying to find apartments for my upcoming FT IBD gig. I understand brokers are the best way to go, but I'm afraid of getting ripped off (considering I li ...

    81 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:53pm -

  3. Tech vs. IB

    Why is that so many people have told me I should go into technology rather than finance? I'm completing a computer related major at a target school and have been intending to go for investment banking. If I can get a bulge bracket investment banking ...

    64 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  4. Best Non-Target / Semi-Target Undergrad?

    Hi all, I'm a current HS senior looking to do something in Finance and Investment Bankings seems like an appealing and interesting thing to pursue. I know IB is not the end all be all, but I would still like it to be an option for me should my intere ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  5. Why UBS Will Die

    One common criticism I hear on the street is UBS, the U've Been Sacked bank, or Ultra Bullshit Shit bank has a poor reputation. Either through routinely failing institutional clients by wiring money incorrectly to a counter-party while they're i ...

    53 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  6. 2015 FT Recruiting Mega Thread

    Applications for full-time analyst positions at the following firms are now open unless otherwise stated. Get after it, monkeys! See you on the Street;) Front-office IBD, S&T and/or Research Deutsche Bank Evercore (superday scheduled for 8/8) Lazard L ...

    195 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 5 2014 - 2:00pm -

  7. What banker careers REALLY look like: The DATA

    Moderator Note (Andy) this was originally posted by bankerella on 9/5/12 All right, folks, got some hard stats here. Read 'em and weep, or rejoice (you know who you are). Reminder: this is longitudinal career data from a sample set of several hundred ...

    106 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 7:11pm -

  8. AMA Boutique Investment Banking Analyst

    I'm currently an analyst at an industry focused boutique located in the NY area(throwaway account to protect identity). At the risk of being screamed at for having no prestige, I'd like to answer people's questions on life at a leading bout ...

    56 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 1 2015 - 10:15pm -

  9. LGBT Investment Banking Conferences- Citi, GS, Barclays, JPM

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone has heard back from any of the firms for their LGBT conferences: Citi Pride Summit Goldman Sachs Pride Summit Barclays Bootcamp for corporate finance and Markets J.P. Morgan Proud to Be ...

    60 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:04pm -

  10. Throwin In A Dip

    Most of the guy analysts dip, including myself. I knew most guys did going but it's still a pretty nasty habit. So when I was sitting in on a phone call w/ my VP not to long after I started and hey threw in a pouch I thought it was no biggie. Ever si ...

    178 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  11. Banking with chronic health issues

    Hey WSO, I'm 22 and male and will be interning at a BB in NY this summer. Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by an endocrinologist. Basically, having Hashimoto's means that my thyroid glands will slowly degrade to the p ...

    95 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 22 2014 - 2:00am -

  12. Oppenheimer & Co IBD

    Have used the search function but there isn't too much info and most of it is dated. Does anybody have any general comments on their banking division? Or even better, if anybody works there would you mind PMing me? May be interviewing there soon and ...

    103 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  13. Energy IB Exit Opportunities?

    Hello, If I were to work in Energy IB (probably in Houston), what would the exit opps be like? I assume that an analyst at a decent IB could exit into HF / PE /Corp Dev, but would all of these jobs be in the Energy industry, or are generalist firms or oth ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  14. Wells Fargo IBD groups

    I've got a sell day coming up for WF and want to get some more info on groups within IBD. Looking for info on M&A in particular, but any group will be fine (dealflow, comp, exit ops...etc) IBD WFC placement WF ...

    146 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  15. DC Advisory (ex Close Brothers)

    Hi guys, I have a 1st round interview for the Summer Intern position with DC Advisory coming up this week. I will have 10 min conversation with Dartmouth Partners (ex Cornell Partnership) employee. Any idea what can I expect? Btw, this is for either Londo ...

    75 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  16. Any First Day Internship Advice?

    Hey guys, I'm an incoming junior, and I'm about to start my summer internship at a small (around 20 employees) middle-market investment bank tomorrow. I really don't know much what to expect, but I'm very eager for it to begin. It' ...

    59 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  17. Switch from Equity Research to IBD

    Hey guys I've been offered an ER position at a BB after an internship, but IBD is where I really want to be. Unfortunately, in this market, not many people are hiring, especially not through the non-internship route (I dont have any prior banking exp ...

    113 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  18. Morgan Stanley's Best Groups in IBD

    Hey, I'm going to be in MS IBD this summer. I was wondering which groups at MS are the best on the street besides M&A? Product groups or industry groups, doesn't matter! Thanks! Morgan Stanley IBD Best Groups ...

    141 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:03pm -

  19. Post MBA IBD Associate hours

    How are the hours for a post M7 MBA associate in comparison with analysts. Also how hard is it to get into IBD, post MBA, with a consulting background? MBA IBD associate work life balance ...

    56 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:53pm -

  20. ER vs. IBD

    After spending some time today on this forum, it seems that banking is much more in line with my interests long term. Is it possible to making the switch to banking after a year? Despite what has been said on here, I am confident I could network my way in ...

    91 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  21. LinkedIn Premium worth it?

    What do you guys think about LinkedIn Premium? Is it worth it? I am starting as an analyst next month and am wondering if Premium is worth it. LinkedIn emailed me recently offering me a free trial of it. Anyone have it? Any thoughts? Networking IBD ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2017 - 9:02am -

  22. Intern Burnout, Considering Full-Time

    I interned this summer in investment banking and got completely crushed. My hours ranged between 85-105 each week, but were usually around 95ish. I started to get really burned out. Its been over a month and I am still very stressed from this past summer ...

    41 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 11:00am -

  23. Ask me anything: Ex BB IBD analyst

    Hi all Gained a lot of useful knowledge here back in the day. Have just started a PE gig after 3 yrs in BB IBD in London. More details on me below. ...

    74 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 30 2013 - 5:05pm -

  24. Depressed and re-considering IBD offer after accepting

    Hey guys. There is a lot of useful advice on this site, so I figured I would reach out to you guys with what has been on my mind lately. I feel like I am falling into a pit of depression. As background, I accepted a bb IBD offer after summering at the sam ...

    80 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 21 2013 - 8:45am -

  25. Citi Investment Banking Superday

    Hey, I have a Citi IBD Final Round super day coming up in a few weeks. Does anyone have any advice for me? What questions can I expect? How was the first investment banking Super Day that was held in December? Thanks. Investment Banking Citi interview IBD ...

    89 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  26. BMO Capital Markets IBD

    Hey guys, Looking for some information regarding BMO Capital Markets and their Investment Banking group-- specifically, their U.S. operations and their Technology IBD group. I know there won't be much info regarding deal flow or culture in the U.S. T ...

    73 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  27. Are Ear Piercings Appropriate for BB IBD Analysts?!!

    I have 2 piercings (1 on cartilage, 1 on ear lobe). I'll be starting in a BB in NYC for full time and I was wondering if it is appropriate for work. Should I swap the rings to less flashy pins, or do I have to keep them off at all times? My cartilage ...

    144 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2011 - 2:46am -

  28. Barclays Capital IBD Interview

    I have a first round investment banking interview with Barclays for a summer analyst position. I was wondering if anyone has advice for this interview. Thanks. IBD ...

    55 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:46pm -

  29. HK BB IBD/CM 2012 SA Social (Future Colleagues Thread)

    Updated 2/7/2012: All BB offers are out so which bank will u join next summer? ill keep the posted updated. GS: MS: JPM: Papagogo, DB: rossgs210, CS: Citi: UBS: BAML: BarCap: algorhythm, ...

    342 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 11 2012 - 11:30am -

  30. Have offers at Barclays and Credit Suisse IBD- Which to Take?

    I don't know which group I'll land in at either, and I like the culture at both places and either of them would be a great fit. I have no idea how to decide, though. IBD CS Barclays barcap credit suisse ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:04pm -

  31. Top Restructuring Groups

    As we all know, restructuring is hot right now. What is the general consensus as to which firms have the top restructuring groups? IBD restructuring ...

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

  32. Goldman Sachs Sophomore

    Anyone here intern as a sophomore at GS IBD? Wondering how the process is like, how competitive, etc. Sophomores who interned at other BBs, feel free to weigh in as well. IBD Goldman Sachs sophomore ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  33. UBS TMT

    How's exit opps from this group? How does it stack up against Financial Sponsors and M&A? UBS IBD PE Exit Opps TMT ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  34. Should I Quit My Job?

    Currently having to make the hardest decision of my career so far and input would be much appreciated! So a little background, I graduated from a semi-target UK university with an Economics degree and a frankly TERRIBLE grade (sub 3.0 GPA equivalent, a 3r ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2013 - 12:28pm -

  35. Consulting internship during sophomore summer?

    Hello fellow primates, I currently attend a semi-target (think USC/Berkeley/UCLA/McKenna/Pomona) and will be a sophomore in the fall. I recently received an offer from a top consulting firm for summer 2014 (think MBB, Booz, Deloitte, LEK). However, I defi ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  36. Life Plan (for Everyone) to Ponder

    Andy note: Best of WSO- this post originally went up December 2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. After reading and commenting on this board it is very clear that everyone has goals/dreams and a ...

    64 comments - 9 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  37. are you smart or hardworking?

    hey guys, how did you answer this question if you had it? And did you get an offer? Having a debate with my friends here. Thanks monkeys nyc IBD sa Summer ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:36pm -

  38. Dumbest thing you've seen an SA do?

    As the title says, what was the downright dumbest thing you've ever seen a SA do? IBD ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 23 2017 - 4:49pm -

  39. Accounting/Finance vs. Economics/Finance

    I know this question has been asked before, but I was wondering which double major is preferable for students attending a low-end semi-target, like William & Mary. To be clear, this question is different from the one I asked in the last thread I start ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:49pm -

  40. Stephens Superday 2016

    Anyone get an invite? Someone posted in the full thread they got one already, but looking at similar threads in years past it seems they send out invites first week of October. Thanks. IBD ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2015 - 4:39pm -

  41. Greentech Capital Advisors

    anyone know about them? they look really legit- they do several billion dollar M&A deals a year, the partner was head of IBD at UBS, but Ive never heard of them on this forum IBD ...

    54 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  42. What banker careers really look like: schools and promotion rates

    Hi guys. Answering your questions on career path to start with; also giving some initial generalities about what undergrad schools I'm seeing. The full cut of undergrad/b-school and exit opps data is on the way. Reminder: this is longitudinal career ...

    37 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 28 2012 - 10:09am -

  43. Preparing for a TMT interview

    Hi guys, So suppose you having been working in a BB for two years in ECM / DCM and have gotten the opportunity to interview for industry groups, specifically, TMT. What would be the best way to prepare for such an interview. Would the interview be very mu ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  44. Werr

    werw career IBD mm banker ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 11:51pm -

  45. Looking for 8 Mentees to place into internships/FT for IBD/Trading/Big 4 Ad/MBB Consulting

    List, closed, thank you all =) Within 48 hours, we had 130+ applicants and 5 mentors.--Using this thread for a "What do you want to learn/What would help you?" thread. We're going to invite recruiters, MDs, VPs, to speak to mentees, do resu ...

    156 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 1:09pm -

  46. Analyst: Spending 5k+ on a Timepiece- Sensible?

    Gents, I'm consider indulging myself and dropping $5k- $7k on a nice watch as a graduation / pre-employment gift to myself. Although I do have enough cash myself to buy it, I wonder how sensible it is to buy a "premium" brand-watch as an an ...

    111 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2011 - 2:42pm -

  47. Private Equity: why it's so sexy

    I am sure many of the WSO readers are well aware of an analyst's dream paths from a BB to a large leveraged buyout shop like KKR. But I am curious to see why you think that PE is or is not all it is hyped to be. Brutal honesty is greatly appreciated. ...

    147 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 3 2010 - 3:27am -

  48. Advice On Finding a BB or Big Boutique Internship For Sophomore Summer With Freshmen IB Experience

    Hey all, I'm a rising sophomore from Emory University wrapping up my last few weeks working with a Boutique Investment Bank in NYC. Its a small firm that has several veterans from BB 's and they have been tremendously helpful in teaching me the ...

    32 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 5 2015 - 10:06am -

  49. 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 -

  50. 2011 IBD Analyst Bonus Prediction

    Hey guys, It may be too early to say how the 2011 bonus payout across investment banks is going to be. I still wanted to see what you think would be the 2011 bonus level for IBD analysts. Between 40K and 70K for first year analysts? What do you think? Tha ...

    139 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2010 - 12:09am -

  51. Interivew with duffmt6, 2nd Year IBD Analyst, Part 1/2

    Below is the first installment of an interview with WSO Certified User and 2nd year banking analyst ' duffmt6 '. Interview conducted by Asatar. SEE PART 2 1) What is your background and how did you get into investment banking? I graduated from a ...

    29 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 2:23pm -

  52. IBD in Europe

    I know that there are a few real target schools in Germany, so I was wondering if the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is a bad choice. I won't be able to attend universities due to my degree, so I have either the choice of private schools ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2013 - 4:28pm -

  53. Paying Own Travel Costs for Interview

    I'm interviewing for an experienced position with a firm that gets the "elite boutique" title thrown its way quite often. I've had multiple phone interviews and now the VP invited me to come up to NYC next week to interview in person b ...

    96 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 24 2010 - 11:13pm -

  54. Why is I-Banking so selective?

    Obviously we all know investment banking is a very selective field to get into, but I'd love answers on why they seek the kids from the most elite schools, and what intellectual horsepower does the job really need, vs. trading, etc. Is it more the wo ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2013 - 3:56pm -

  55. Marijuana Deals

    Throwaway account for obvious reasons. Rising junior right now. Over the past summer I worked at a boutique investment bank, where I worked on a marijuana deal (legit company, not potheads). Would there be any negative stigma if I included that on my resu ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2015 - 1:00am -

  56. Info on Restructuring

    Any suggestions on how to read up on restructuring and get a good grasp of terms, methodology, etc. What should I expect in a restructuring interview vs IBD for SA Thanks Investment Banking IBD sa restructuring ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:03pm -

  57. Non-target with 3.8/4.0 GPA vs target with 3.2 GPA

    I am curious about which one is better. I'm a first generation for college and I can't decide whether I should go to a target like Ross and end up with a 3.2 GPA or go to an easier college like OSU and get a 3.8/4.0 GPA. My goal isn't neces ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2013 - 4:47pm -

  58. Can the Bank cancel an offer?

    Hi all! I want to ask such an interesting quesyion! Have you seen any exaples, when IBD cancelled an offer? Thanks! IBD ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2011 - 9:05am -

  59. Cougars...

    I'm curious as to what the overall opinion is on these wonderful women. What age actually classifies a woman as a "cougar"? (I would go with 35 & up). It is funny, but it seems as though I get more attention from these women then some o ...

    53 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 10 2010 - 6:18pm -

  60. Worth making the move?

    This is mainly aimed at the more experience monkeys on the board. I won't delve into my job or what I make except I don't work in IB, PE, or a HF. I have an upcoming interview with a bank that is about on par with my bank, except the pay is 30% ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2011 - 1:06pm -

  61. CICC IBD?

    Hi everyone! I am a sophomore at a target. I have an opportunity to intern with CICC (China International Capital Corporation) in its IBD in Shanghai (personal connection) this summer. Should I take it? Will CICC's internship help me in my internship ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:25pm -

  62. Official SA 2010 interview status thread

    Hey guys, Frequent reader here but first time posting. I wanted to make a thread to keep updates on the BB interview status for summer analysts for this year, 2010. By updates, I mean whether you got invited to an interview (1st, 2nd, superday rounds), wh ...

    84 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2010 - 9:56am -

  63. Out of Undergrad: PE or Top IBD?

    Obligatory already used search engine/not trolling-- I'm trying to hear some current opinions on doing sell-side banking immediately vs. trying for the buy-side out of undergrad. My school historically places a handful of people into BB 's/globa ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 7:25pm -

  64. IFC-> MBA-> PE

    A previous discussion on similar topic is here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ifc-exit-opps Specifically, assuming the track of IFC-> MBA-> private sector PE (think KKR /TPG/Carlyle), how would the IFC investment analyst experience be rated ...

    26 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  65. DB first round, very technical

    So I thought first round interview would generally be very competency based with maybe some technical stuff. I guess those guys think I am competent enough so decided to grill the s*** out of me. 35 mins technical interview with no "break". I an ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2015 - 1:47pm -

  66. Barclays- Top IBD Groups in UK/EU?

    Hi guys, "long" time lurker here. I was wondering if anyone could drop some insight on top IBD groups at Barclays, London office in particular. I was given an opportunity to name my top 3 preferences for the SA internship. I talked to several an ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  67. Best M&A Groups (including boutiques)?

    Best M&A groups? MS, Evercore? IBD ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 21 2015 - 2:17am -

  68. Duff & Phelps IBD

    Looks like there hasn't been any updated posts regarding Duff & Phelps, the company had very negative views in previous posts. Can anyone share some thoughts on this firm now? Seems like they've been ramping up their IBD with a string of acq ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2014 - 1:26pm -

  69. Goldman IBD 1st Rounds...

    Ok guys, So who has been through Goldman 1st rounds IBD...I know you oasisers usually get everything. I have IBD next week through OCR (on-campus recruiting for you newbies). Insight- how technical? questions to expect? good questions to ask etc. I always ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  70. How do I get good grades?

    So I just finished my sophomore year at a target/semitarget. Not WHYPS, but we send quite a few kids into banking every year. The thing is that all the kids we send have GPAs of 3.7+ while I'm at 3.0. I've talked to a few contacts in the industr ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2011 - 4:21pm -

  71. Max age of IBD analysts, when is it too old?

    Hi all, what age is it 'too old' to start an analyst stint? Are there many people who do a BA then JD or MD and transfer to IBD? What's the oldest analyst you've met, and how did he/she get along with the rest of the analyst class? IBD ...

    65 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 19 2009 - 2:26am -

  72. S&T SA to IB FT?

    How will Banks view S&T SA experience this summer when applying for full time IBD positions in the Fall? I'd like to have at least somewhat related experience so I can leverage it when applying in the Fall. Of course, I have applied and been thro ...

    67 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2009 - 11:28pm -

  73. Renewable Energy Investment banking/ Opportunities

    So I want to break into the renewable energy industry- specifically building models for solar/ geothermal/ wind and/or other alternative energy sources- whether thats investment banking, corporate development, or PE. I'm somewhat naive of whats out t ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2017 - 6:07pm -

  74. Thank you WSO! Got my FT Offer! ADVICE NEEDED

    Where do i even start..I learned so much from this forum. The brutally honest opinions, sincere willingness to help, the technical information and random tips on everything has been absolutely crucial for me landing this offer. Coming from a non-target I ...

    27 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 12 2013 - 6:45pm -

  75. Partying/drinking culture at BBs?

    Let me start off by saying that I do not drink... I am starting at a BB this summer and am worried how well I'll be able to manage my networking ability/social status in the firm without the advantage of being able to 'grab a beer' with fel ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2010 - 2:33am -

  76. Goldman to notify Summer Analysts in NOVEMBER for certain divisions

    I have heard directly from a professor at my school who knows students that interned at Goldman over the summer and they said they will not hear until NOVEMBER. Goldman is going to merge with another bank. I can't see anyway for them to continue to e ...

    63 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 16 2008 - 1:26pm -

  77. What do you guys wear out (to the bars)?

    just wondering IBD ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2012 - 12:29pm -

  78. Given that you go to a good school, why not go directly to PE instead of IBD first?

    Let's say you go to an Ivy League or a top 10 MBA program- if you're in that position, why don't more people pursue PE right out of college? My logic is that there are fewer students in top schools than there are PE firms, whether they be l ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2014 - 11:34pm -

  79. equity sales vs. ibd experience

    i have a full-time ibd offer in a good group at a good BB, but have also been looking into different things that may offer better lifestyle / proximity to my significant other. Can anyone speak as to equity sales vs. ibd in terms of lifestyle / day to day ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 11:59am -

  80. Forget IBD, get your PhD

    The Nobel Prize. Once an everlasting testament to human intellectual innovation. A beacon of hope, a searchlight though the clouds over our mind's eye. Today, more akin to an online diploma from a for-profit university. A lifetime achievement Oscar f ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2010 - 11:48am -

  81. International Students breaking into banking- ask and I'll try to help

    Hi all, I've enjoyed reading the posts on WSO and have personally been helped by numerous forummers, including one that went the bat for me and wrote a lengthy email to his HR because I was dinged the first round of my on campus interview. He never e ...

    42 comments - 6 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 3:35pm -

  82. Analyst Spots

    Anyone involved in the recruiting process know how many full-time analyst positions each bank is looking to fill in the US? Post what you know here. From my knowledge (these are approximate numbers heard from recruiters/analysts): Rothschild: 13 full-time ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2009 - 12:43am -

  83. Top MBAs completely shifting away from investment banking?

    Well, according to Bloomberg, that's true, though likely not as big a surprise to the forums here. What is a bit surprising to me is seeing the complete shift in banking v. technology that is charted in the article and the subsequent breakdown by sch ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 7 2015 - 3:21pm -

  84. Do people really go into medicine to help people or for the steady and high income?

    Obviously, the profession of medicine is to be respected. But one can respect a professional but not necessarily each professional. All the time, people say stuff like "doctors heal people, IBankers make rich people richer, lawyers lie and sue," ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2014 - 6:48am -

  85. Goldman Sachs 8/11/2015 Superday

    Has anyone heard back? IBD ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2015 - 11:01am -

  86. DCF and NOLs

    I'm creating a DCF for a company that I've been looking at. It has a large nol, and won't be able to use the entire figure in the projection period, unless I stretch it out to a period where my projections will be completely off. One sugges ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 4:34am -

  87. GS Hong Kong Summer Analyst Internship

    I got an invitation for a first round interview. What questions should I expect? I have one week or so. It says two bankers from IBD (corporate finance) will conduct 20-30 mins. phone interviews. I go to a target school and have not much finance backgroun ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  88. Which Banks Have Increased Salaries for 2015?

    There have been many articles written on the internet about this over the past few weeks, but the only ones that I know of that have CONFIRMED increased salaries for analysts and/or associates are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Wells Far ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2014 - 10:50pm -

  89. Allen & Co. vs GS vs MS

    I have several options, and have narrowed down to GS, MS and Allen, eliminating UBS, Citi and JPM. So, GS vs MS vs Allen...which one would you choose? GS- Enough said. Baller but has bad public perception. MS- On par with GS. Great reputation and exit opp ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2011 - 8:22pm -

  90. Moved from IBD => Compliance, next steps?

    I posted a few months ago regarding how I was transferred from a top BB IBD to compliance, and I wanted everyone's advice/opinions on what my next steps could be. This was particularly hard on me because I turned down other reputable IBD offers to ac ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 28 2009 - 2:16pm -

  91. To All Summer Analysts:

    How was your SA role this summer? Reviews, Critiques, Warnings for future SA's, etc. Candid responses are welcome:) IBD summer analyst 2013 ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2013 - 12:45pm -

  92. Bad resume?

    EDUCATION Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Mathematics Graduation May 2012 * GPA: 4.0 EXPERIENCE BIG BANK 1 Private Banking Intern Chicago, IL June- August 2008 * Collaborated with two financial advisors * Prepared marketing mat ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2011 - 7:04pm -

  93. When building a model, do you prefer to have IS, BS, CF on one sheet or separately?

    To current analysts (or former summer analysts): When you build a model, do you personally prefer to have IS, CF, and BS all on one sheet (vertically listed) or separately on three different tabs? What are pros and cons to these approaches. Excel IBD Mode ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2010 - 1:27pm -

  94. Wall Street Cribs: NYC Edition

    If you've spent any time here on WSO, you surely would have noticed that starting a career in finance is not easy. The competition for jobs is fierce to say the least, and once you get in its no cakewalk. Being an analyst isn't fun and the highe ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 22 2010 - 3:51am -

  95. How hard is it to get a IBD FT offer if you graduate from MIT?

    I was wondering if its hard to get a IBD offer at wall street if you graduate with a Master in Finance degree from MIT? (without previous IBD internship, but in sales area at a BB) IBD ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2010 - 11:03am -

  96. Considering Ross/Stern/Haas- IBD SA Placements

    Posting here for someone else (I'm already in college). Shes considering these "semi-targets/targets," and wants a shot at IBD recruiting. Anyone know how they placed this year? Have went through past topics, but wanted to get some more up ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2014 - 7:15pm -

  97. Goldman Sachs is Anti-Ivy-League?

    Gives hope to non-targets? Browse random IBD ANALYSTS (not VP, MD, etc.) in LinkedIn and you will see a very clear trend: almost nobody has Ivy League degrees. My guess is something like 1/3 at the most, and of those with ivy degrees on their profile we s ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2011 - 2:41pm -

  98. Assessment Centres

    I've got a final round assessment centre for JP Morgan London IBD next week. Does anyone know what to expect or how to prepare for these? jpm IBD london ...

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  99. Goldman Recent M&A Deals

    Can somebody please point me in the right direction for somewhere I can read up on the lastest interesting Goldman M&A deals. I've tried the DealBook at nytimes.com, but haven't been able to really come up with anything substantial. Thanks. ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2010 - 11:41pm -

  100. Any advantages to networking with an Analyst?

    Is there generally any advantages to networking with Analysts? The only advantage I see is if you hit it off with them, they can refer you to an Associate, VP, or MD. So, essentially, to work your way up the ladder. I know at smaller boutiques, Analysts a ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2013 - 12:49pm -

  101. Is the University of Hong Kong (HKU) a target school for Hong Kong/Asia IBD/PE?

    Wondering a lot. Since a lot of the bankers I meet in Hong Kong are actually from the US and UK rather than local hires. IBD Hong Kong target Asia ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2014 - 3:42pm -

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