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  2. Am I screwed if I don't have an offer for SA 2019?

    I don't have an SA offer for summer 2019 and it is now almost September. Am I totally screwed? Are all the banks full? networking SA 2019 2019 IBD Investment Banking screwed desperate help advice to Saturday, September 1, 2018- 4:55pm ...

    67 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 1 2018 - 5:00pm -

  3. Investment Banking in the UK- An Overview

    I've noticed a few more UK-related questions popping up and as this site has (understandably) been very US-centric over the last 5-10 years I thought a brief overview of what the industry is like in the UK would be helpful. Who Are The Firms? Bulge B ...

    347 comments - 61 silver bananas - Jan 12 2018 - 10:30pm -

  4. Life after Investment Banking

    Like a majority of people who are on this website, I used to come on here and write bullshit about a life partly my own, partly fantasy. I'm now going to uncloak the anonymous man and tell you my story. My name is Stephen Ridley. I graduated from a t ...

    349 comments - 140 silver bananas - Aug 17 2018 - 4:29am -

  5. GPA Cutoffs in Banking

    For investment banking this year are GPA cutoffs around 3.7 for getting interviews BB and 3.8 for GS/MS/elite boutiques with 3.85 or so being the average GPA for kids who get the offer? I know people say its 3.5 but it seems very high these few years and ...

    158 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 18 2018 - 2:41pm -

  6. What are the best groups for JPM?

    Intro I am an incoming IBD summer analyst for JP Morgan. HR said that group placement will be announced in March, so I am trying to narrow down my top choices. Two Questions 1. Which groups provide the best experience? I heard that Healthcare, M&A, FS ...

    61 comments - 6 silver bananas - May 3 2018 - 12:09pm -

  7. Investment Banking Interview Questions- A Comprehensive Guide

    I was in your shoes about five or six years ago. I worked as an investment banking analyst at a Moelis/Houlihan/Evercore type firm in restructuring, got an offer for direct promotion to associate, passed on that to go to grad school in Europe, and have re ...

    202 comments - 418 silver bananas - Aug 12 2018 - 5:06pm -

  8. A Warning on the Wells Fargo Securities Investment Banking Summer Analyst Program

    As a former "investment banking" summer analyst at Wells Fargo Securities a couple years ago, I wanted to give all of y'all a heads up before you sign an offer. wells fargo investment banking overview The way that Wells did group placement ...

    48 comments - 25 silver bananas - Feb 2 2018 - 2:00pm -

  9. Investment Banking Analyst: 15 Things I Wish I Knew

    I was writing an email to a fellow monkey who is about to start as an investment banking analyst in the summer. It's been a little over 5 yrs now since I was a wee young first-year analyst in restructuring for one of the Moelis /Houlihan/ Evercore ty ...

    163 comments - 278 silver bananas - May 21 2018 - 8:00am -

  10. What Does It Take to Get a Job at McKinsey?

    McKinsey is interviewing at my school, and I was hoping to get a feel for my shot at an interview. I've previously gotten first rounds w/ Bain and BCG, but I hear McKinsey is more selective than even them. I was a summer analyst at MS, and I did get ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2018 - 2:18pm -

  11. What banks are more accepting of non-targets?

    Hey guys, does anyone know of any banks that are more willing to take on non-target finance majors as summer analysts? I have been building a decent network, but with limited alumni, my networking is mostly cold emails and LinkedIn connections. I've ...

    35 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 2 2017 - 9:59am -

  12. Investment Banking to Private Equity- 6 Things You Should Know

    1. Why not just try to start with a PE firm? There are PE firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate role. In other words, you would be junior to me. I'm only pointing this out because I don' ...

    41 comments - 49 silver bananas - Sep 11 2018 - 12:50am -

  13. Answering Why Private Equity- A Complete Guide

    This question pops up in almost every private equity interview. It's not something that will land you the job, but the wrong answer will get you dinged. Why Private Equity Career? This section is to shed some light on private equity as a career. For ...

    22 comments - 9 silver bananas - Aug 2 2018 - 11:24pm -

  14. Young People of WSO: What is with this fascination towards IB?

    I'm a lot older than most of you guys and while I never worked in FO IB or desired to do so, I don't understand the obsession and circle jerk of getting into IB. I genuinely believe this behavior is putting too much pressure on yourself and it D ...

    194 comments - 15 silver bananas - May 4 2016 - 5:03pm -

  15. Not sure if Investment Banking is for me anymore

    For the past ~2 years I have been working on positioning myself to break in, only to find that working 0800-0200 every day is just not for me. I used to have hobbies, interests and a life outside of work, and am just feeling absolutely depressed doing the ...

    30 comments - 9 silver bananas - Nov 2 2017 - 4:00am -

  16. Paying Back Gross Sign On Bonus

    So I quit my job at a BB and have to pay back the signing bonus. When I received the 10k sign on, I only ended up with $5,700 after tax. They want me to pay the FULL 10k back to them. I filed my taxes and Im getting back a total of 4k. How does this even ...

    136 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2018 - 4:32pm -

  17. When would you quit?

    I have a dilemma- investment banking has been bad for my physical and mental health. I went through a period where I was still turning up to work but where my health was making it really hard for me to do much, and my performance reviews went from fantast ...

    43 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 4 2017 - 11:00am -

  18. IBD FT Recruiting Tips

    I've seen a lot of recent threads regarding full-time recruiting lately and thought some of you might find this helpful. I navigated the process successfully last year, so most of this should still hold true. Background: Senior at Brown/UVA/UChicago, ...

    77 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 24 2016 - 1:03am -

  19. Breaking into Banking is NOT Like Applying to College

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 1/14/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. I have seen a ton threads like "Chance Me", "Can I get a job at GS with these credentials", and a ...

    119 comments - 27 silver bananas - Dec 31 2015 - 11:41am -

  20. Story time: My horrible BB Analyst interview experience

    What's up folks- I recently became a poster here from a lurker dating back a year ago. I really wanted to share this with you guys to get your thoughts. Forgive me for the length, but writing this all out actually felt really good and I think it will ...

    41 comments - 4 silver bananas - Dec 17 2017 - 3:55am -

  21. Why do so many engineers want to get into IB?

    A bit redundant, but why are so many engineers (especially people with masters) still trying to get into finance, specifically IBD? I could understand the allure of getting into a trading /quant type role, but I still get so many inbounds from people in e ...

    39 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:01pm -

  22. UBS v. DB

    Both are NYC Investment Banking. Leaning heavily towards UBS because of fit and because of DB's recent layoffs but want to hear more. Commentary on good groups at both also appreciated UBS Deutsche Bank db IBD ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  23. Received a Full-time Return Offer... Leap of Faith?

    I recently received a FT return for a lower tier BB in NY. I enjoyed my summer experience, but I'm concerned I won't have the exit opps I'm interested in coming out of my analyst rotation. They've given me 2 weeks to accept; I have two ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 24 2018 - 3:58pm -

  24. Law vs. Investment Banking?

    Hi I am trying to decide between going to law school or pursue investment banking. I am good at math, but also love doing persuasive argumentation. Any advice? Should I Become an Investment Banker or Lawyer? Deciding to pursue a law degree can be a major ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2018 - 4:15pm -

  25. I have no offer right now, am I screwed?

    Hey guys, so I'm currently a senior at a target school. This is my last semester and I still don't have any offers. All the banks seem to be done recruiting and I'm starting to freak out. I have pretty strong IB experience for the past 3 su ...

    44 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 15 2016 - 5:01pm -

  26. How to type 60-70+ Words Per Minute

    Currently type in the 46-49 WPM range (not terrible) but would really like to get more efficient and get to around the low 60s or 70s. Do you guys have any tips or any tutorials you used on how to get to this range? I would expect that analysts are pretty ...

    60 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 19 2015 - 3:45am -

  27. Urgent Help Needed: Tier-1 IBD or Bloomberg in China

    Hello everyone, My background: US high school diploma, UK top 5 undergrad (think semi-targets in London), low GPA, but will likely gain a 2:1 next year when I graduate. Trilingual- Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. No BB offers this year. Not surprised at ...

    31 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 8 2017 - 4:13pm -

  28. IBD vs PE- Long-term / Let the war begin

    I've read a few posts on PE and found that it mainly involves searching for capital for new funds. There is also a considerable amount of time spent doing actual things related to the operations of the businesses and managing those businesses. On the ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 22 2016 - 8:34pm -

  29. Questions about Lazard

    Wanted to get a better sense of how Lazard is doing as an IB. Have a few questions that I'd appreciate answered. 1) How is Lazard's reputation now? I know its historically been strong, but Evercore/Centerview are doing well. Is Lazard still as s ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 6:59pm -

  30. Why is everyone obsessed with NYC?

    It seems like it's NYC or nothing for many of you, and anyone who goes anywhere else must have had "issues" or "went to a non-target." I'm just curious because I went to a target (ivy-caliber private), but decided to work at ...

    72 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 19 2015 - 11:00am -

  31. Licensing For Dummies

    Seeing as there have been a few recent posts about the NASD/FINRA Licensing exams, I thought it would be prudent to discuss them with you guys, since most of you monkeys looking for full-time employment on the street will need to take them in some way, sh ...

    59 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 10:59pm -

  32. MBB Consulting-> Top Tier IBD

    Hi all, Jerry is currently a non-MBA 3rd year consultant at MBB Europe and wants to switch to a top-tier M&A investment bank (think JPM / GS /MS). Academic background: Non-business, but technical (think BSc+MSc engineering/computer science/maths). Non ...

    119 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 5 2015 - 3:42pm -

  33. 2012 IBD Bonus Tracking

    Andy note: this was originally posted in July '12 Hey gang, It's that time of the year, just had my performance review. I am probably a week or two ahead of schedule judging by previous years, but might as well kick it off anyway. I'm at a ...

    141 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2015 - 12:33pm -

  34. Investment Banking Headhunters

    What would you guys say are the best headhunters to use for IB laterals? I found a few topics on this but they are all outdated and generally do not have great responses. My buddy is looking to lateral from a European city (he is in sort of a hybrid tradi ...

    47 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:40pm -

  35. Baird's reputation

    How does their IBD compare with other MM banks in the country and in the Midwest? League tables? What are their best groups? Is Chicago a better office than Milwaukee? What other MM banks are they comparable to? chicago Baird MM IB IBD ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:15am -

  36. Thoughts on Vault Guides???

    I have the WSO guides and was looking into buying either Rosenbaum or vault books on IB. I noticed that the books from vault are often 10+ years old. Are they still relevant? Thanks. IBD ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 7 2016 - 1:23pm -

  37. "More Revs"

    Hey chimps. Just wanted to share my experience from earlier today. Wondering if others find themselves in the same position? "You're good, but you just need more revs, and that's our fault. We need to get you more revs before you can be an ...

    30 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 10 2016 - 1:00am -

  38. How do you CRUSH your interviews?

    Mod Note (Andy)- We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #10 and was originally posted 10/4/2015. In 2007 I made my hardest career transition. After leaving Goldman Sachs and taking eighteen months off work, I decided to head ba ...

    33 comments - 48 silver bananas - Jan 3 2016 - 8:53am -

  39. How do you stay positive at work?

    How do you stay positive at work when you're tired, disengaged and unmotivated? In my early performance reviews, everyone commented that I had a great attitude, but I feel the resentment building, despite reminding myself that I'm getting paid a ...

    24 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 7 2016 - 5:27am -

  40. deleting mood

    ....... no content interview Europe IBD 2015 internship recruiting ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2015 - 4:18pm -

  41. What is the best way to pack a suit in a carry-on bag?

    I'm admittedly a noob to traveling long flights but I was wondering how do you guys pack your suit in a carry-on if you have an event/interview/etc. at a firm the next day after your flight? I wouldn't mind wearing the suit during the flight but ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 25 2016 - 12:30pm -

  42. What to do with my life?- Senior at SEC school

    Just some quick background information: I'm a senior at a large SEC school and I will be graduating in July with a degree in accounting. My school is ranked in the top 15 for accounting but I failed to understand the importance of networking so I did ...

    63 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 2:28pm -

  43. Screwed up all the internship interviews at BB banks

    Hey, ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 27 2014 - 3:37am -

  44. Who has been in the decision room before?

    Can anyone who has been on the other side of the interview process talk about the feedback interviewers usually have in the interview debrief? What is the consensus on a top candidate who is given an offer? What is the consensus on a poor candidate? inter ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2015 - 3:58pm -

  45. Was IBD really THIS high paying back in the 2007 bubble?

    Came across this today Full article here. A 32-year old banker pulling in $700,000? These days are Vice Presidents in IBD raking in anything near this? Sort of makes me want to reneg on my interest purely in Research... IBD ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2014 - 9:16am -

  46. AMA- Non-Target-> Target-> MM IBD-> Corp Dev.

    Hey guys, I spoke with Andy a week or two ago about doing an AMA regarding my path from non-target to banking and beyond- so here it is. To sum up my path for those who may not know: I didn't apply myself in high school, and saw a bunch of my friends ...

    32 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 12 2015 - 1:02am -

  47. 5 ways a career on WS is not what it used to be

    In the old days many people perceived joining Wall Street was a golden ticket. They figured if you put your head down and work hard your career can be whatever you want it to be. Some thought they would make their money and be done in their thirties or fo ...

    31 comments - 13 silver bananas - Oct 11 2015 - 8:00pm -

  48. 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 -

  49. Study Abroad Spring Semester or Stay at School and Network? Junior at a Non-Target, no Previous Internships

    Conflicted between studying abroad and staying at school to network for a summer analyst position at a regional boutique. How bad will study abroad hinder my abilities to network and interview with banks? I would be leaving mid-january to paris. Investmen ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2016 - 3:02pm -

  50. How hard it really is to get your 1st "big boy" job

    I really don't want to come off as pessimistic but with all of the back office bashing and "prestige" rankings it seems as though people are forgetting about just how hard it actually is to get in most jobs that require a BA or BS degree. I ...

    30 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 26 2015 - 10:30pm -

  51. Pick-stitching on lapel for Summer Associate

    Incoming IBD Summer Associate at a bulge bracket. Went to My.Suit and got a dark navy blue suit with pick-stitching on the lapel. Is this acceptable? See below for a sample picture. https://www.google.com/search?q=pick+stitching+for... suit IBD summer ass ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 14 2017 - 10:34am -

  52. UBS v. DB v. Barclays

    Thoughts on the three groups compared to each other? NYC IBD. Strong networks at DB and UBS, far less developed at Barc. Deutsche Bank db UBS IBD Barclays Barc ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 2 2015 - 1:08pm -

  53. Technical question- Calculative max cost of debt for an accretive deal

    Hi all, I had a phone interview with Morgan Stanley and was stuck with this question. Assuming you have 2 firms, Company A- P/E = 20x Company B- P/E = 10x Assuming a 50% tax, what is the maximum cost of debt Company A would pay to acquire Company B? I und ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 17 2018 - 3:39am -

  54. Columbia SIPA MPA or Cambridge MFin?

    Hi guys! I recently received offer from both program, but hope to hear some advises before I make a decision. My goal is to get into a BB Bank F/O right after graduation. My background: Asian 2 yrs working experience in industry, finance position have exp ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  55. Superday help needed- IBD Summer Associate

    Hi All, Long-time lurker looking for some input from the troops. I have an upcoming superday with Keybanc CM for a IBD Summer Associate position but haven't been able to find many details on Associate level interviews. Anyone have experience with sup ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2016 - 3:52pm -

  56. Offer: PE FoF or IBD- Any advice?

    1) PE FoF: 3-month internship with potential conversion to FT Analyst- Small lean team- MD mentioned looking for candidate to groom to Director level- Paycut: 60% IB pay for 2 years at Analyst level, IB pay at Associate level- Starts immediately 2) IBD: A ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 1:43pm -

  57. CS Sponsors NY vs Centerview Generalist NY IBD SA

    Not too sure what I want for the future. Thinking buyside/business school for now but anything can change. Thanks for your input! sa credit suisse centerview IBD ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2015 - 1:17pm -

  58. Associate Bonuses- 2015

    It's that time of the year- what are the numbers being reported out there? I heard BAML paid first year associates $70k; not stub but full year. I know BAML has had their fair share of legal fees this year but this seems extremely low. Has anyone els ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2015 - 1:31pm -

  59. Understanding the Investment Banking industry

    Hi All! I've been on the forum for a while, haven't contirbuted much and have more-often-than-knot been latently absorbing the knowledge from others. All of this great info has nevertheless left me a bit confused about the industry and the assoc ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2016 - 11:09am -

  60. Best IBD Group for Corporate Development Exit Opps?

    Which groups in IBD typically have the best exit opps into Corporate Development roles? Do Corporate Strategy / Development groups prefer an analyst from an industry coverage group more than a product group analyst (M&A)? My understanding is that comi ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2015 - 4:18pm -

  61. Best Double Major/ Major-Minor Combinations

    If you were giving advice to an undergrad, what double major or major/minor combination would you recommend for the following fields? Private Equity IBD HF VC What are Recommended Double Majors for Business Students? Double majoring or having a single maj ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2018 - 6:48pm -

  62. Citi Phone Screen

    Can someone please give any tips on the Citi phone screen? I'm a liberal arts student (Econ) and don't know how heavy they are going to be on technicals and what not. Citi phone screen interview Investment Banking IB IBD Citibank ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 18 2017 - 4:36am -

  63. IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!

    Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO Company Database this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new tre ...

    16 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 23 2015 - 8:09am -

  64. Buyside Equity Research Internship for an Insurance Company to IBD?

    Can an intern experience in the investment management arm of an insurance company help when recruiting for banking internships? IBD insurance ER PE intern sa ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2017 - 2:00am -

  65. Office Visit Post Accepting FT Offer

    I accepted a FT offer with an EB / BB in a regional office and I am back home for winter break. I haven't really communicated with people in the office besides a brief call and was wondering whether I should reach out to schedule a lunch with the jun ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 14 2015 - 3:04pm -

  66. Banking versus Trading- Did a summer in S&T

    First of all, bear with me. I know this question has been belabored to death, but hear me out. This is an alternate account of a relatively prominent user on this site.. and for particular reasons, I'd like to keep my identity safe. Background: I sum ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2016 - 12:25am -

  67. Citi M&A vs. GS/MS/JPM

    I summered in a BB coverage group as a sophomore and received a return offer for next summer. While the fit was good, it was a mediocre experience and I'd like to explore other opportunities. That said, I have another offer with Citi M&A that see ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 5:33pm -

  68. Goldman Sachs Salt Lake City IBD Superday 9/30

    Hey guys, I'm headed to SLC for Goldman's IBD super day next Tuesday. Is anyone else going, and does any one have experience working in their IBD there? SLC was never on my radar, so I'm wondering if anyone knows how it is living/working th ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2015 - 9:46pm -

  69. Which investment banks are in Menlo Park and which are in San Francisco?

    Was doing some research on the location of the banks and couldn't find much info on which banks are in menlo park. I know Morgan Stanley and Barclays both are in Menlo Park but wondered what other BB or EB banks were in the area. I would imagine most ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:35pm -

  70. Citigroup SuperDay Chicago 11/02

    Anyone hear back from Citi IBD superday today yet in Chicago? They had a couple schools down so maybe someone can let us all know Citi chicago chicago Citi IBD supreraday ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 2 2016 - 11:38pm -

  71. UNC or SUNY Binghamton for Undergrad

    Ok so I've been accepted to both Chapel Hill and Binghamton. I hear back from Ivy's this week, if I get into any of the three Ivy's I applied to then my decision will be easy. If not it looks my decision will come down to unc or binghamton. ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2015 - 8:08pm -

  72. Advice From an Advisor to Senior Wall Streeters

    Mod Note (Andy)- We're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #22 and was originally posted 9/20/2015. I'm so impressed by the thoughtfulness of the WSO community and I wanted to start contributing ideas that I think will be of ...

    13 comments - 22 silver bananas - Jan 1 2016 - 1:00am -

  73. Is it appropriate to ask for an earlier start date?

    A few weeks ago I finalized my paperwork (background check, tax forms etc.) for my IBD start date in July. I graduate this December and due to personal reasons (loans, apartment & expenses) I'm looking to start early. On my contract it clearly in ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 19 2015 - 3:29am -

  74. Shirt patterns?

    I tried searching for this but surprisingly couldn't find any clear answers. What sorts of shirt patterns are acceptable for IBD office wear? My current guess is just plain white/light blue for formal offices (+tie)? What about business casual? Are s ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2015 - 3:57pm -

  75. Interview with a Senior Institutional Research Associate- (Part 1/2)

    The following is an interview I did with a Senior Institutional Research Associate, enjoy monkeys! Are you a professional and want to do an interview? Email me at [email protected] What is your job title? Senior Institutional Research Associate Wha ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2016 - 3:24am -

  76. MBA Summer Associate Recruiting Timeline

    Can anyone provide some color on where the majority of MM IBD firms are in the recruiting cycle for MBA Summer Associates? I know some firms, HW/Jefferies/Moelis for example, have concluded there recruiting for the summer while some of the lower-tier firm ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2016 - 10:01am -

  77. URGENT ADVICE- Soph MM IBD unpaid internship NYC vs. Paid F100 Internship Boston

    WSO, I'm at a pivotal point in my life where I need to make decisions in order to set myself up for BB IBD fall recruitment. I am interested in either a top BB (GS, JPM, MS), or an EB (Laz, HL, EC, Centerview). I was at a non-target, but I have recen ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2016 - 7:04pm -

  78. "Bad times for investment bankers are here to stay"

    Sorry had to post this, but would like to hear some criticism of the article.. From the ever-reliable Forbes: The profession's recent indignities aren't just a post-recession hangover. : Investment bankers used to rule the world. Now J.P. M ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 1 2015 - 3:18pm -

  79. Can anyone speak to real-estate (asset-level) IBD experience?

    I've read most of the threads on WSO on this but couldn't find very comprehensive information, from what I understand, real-estate IBD is a controversial title and can refer to two separate types of banking 1) advisory for REITs, developers and ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2016 - 7:04am -

  80. Barclays SA Recruiting Status

    Does anyone know where Barclays is in the recruiting process for non targets? Any idea of how many superdays and when Barclays IBD IBD SA 2015 ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2015 - 10:23pm -

  81. Excel Question- Different format?

    Quick Excel question: I have a large database of M&A transactions (date announced, target, acquiror, transaction value, LTM revenue, etc.) on one sheet. There's hundreds upon hundreds of transactions. One the second sheet, I want to set up six ta ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:41pm -

  82. Thanks- Role for op at a BB

    Hey everyone at WSO, Thank you all so much. I didn't exactly break into IB like I hoped but I received a offer for a role in Ops at a BB. I know you all tend to shit on it but Im glad to have an offer in the same area with FO people and in a bank whe ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 7:41am -

  83. Is a MSF the right choice for me?

    So my background is this. I go to a complete non target and due to life events have a low 3.2 gpa. I have 3 years of RIA wealth management experience and my Series 7. I have dreams of either IBD or S&T. Would it make sense for me to rock out a msf wit ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2016 - 7:01pm -

  84. MS in Chicago or Barclays in NY (both IBD)

    Both for SA IBD ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2015 - 6:52pm -

  85. dellllleted

    ... offer Europe internship IBD Frankfurt Germany ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2015 - 8:51am -

  86. I need help! Transitioning from BO to IBD

    Hello everyone, I just need some advice here. Firstly, I didn't know about finance field or knew that I wanted to get into finance until I entered college and was already two years in. I went to a non-target school and eventually landed an internship ...

    7 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 28 2018 - 9:59pm -

  87. What does this guy do? (GS FIG)

    Hi, I stumbled across this profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=16911730&... He has a "Master of Financial Engineering" (MFE) which is a quant finance degree. Based on his bio on his program's website, he's now working ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2015 - 7:45am -

  88. Distressed HF- professional background for analysts vs PMs

    Hi everyone, During my current offcycle IBD internship in Europe, I get to analyze a lot of companies in financial distress for potential restructuring mandates. I realize that hedge funds play an increasingly vital role in corporate restructurings, bankr ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2015 - 10:25am -

  89. Why does JPM have a better reputation than MS in London? (IBD)

    Yeah, basically I think everyone would agree that GS and MS are the best M&A houses in the US (among the BBs at least). Why's that JPM is frequently ranked above MS in London? The most often London IBD ranking I've seen is something like: Ti ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2015 - 7:59am -

  90. Have any virtual recruiting CS people heard back?

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  96. What happens to IB Analysts with low GPAs?

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