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  1. 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 ...

    171 comments - 40 silver bananas - May 28 2017 - 3:00pm -

  2. What is Finance like during undergrad and B-School?

    What is it really like to major in finance in college? From your personal experiences was it hard, manageable, easy for you guys? Any tips for a prospective finance major will be very helpful. finance college Investment Banking business ...

    45 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 18 2017 - 10:11am -

  3. What investment banking is in simple words and my story

    There are a couple different paths that you can take as a finance major: Commercial Banking corporate finance Financial Planning Hedge Funds Insurance Investment Banking Money Management Private Equity Real Estate Other I picked investment banking... In i ...

    151 comments - 81 silver bananas - Oct 13 2016 - 7:17pm -

  4. Marry a sex symbol

    I'm a guy in my early twenties, living in a metropolitan area. I'm basically conservative, coming from a southern town and stuff. But I've always liked really attractive women, like regally attractive. I've also never cared too much fo ...

    55 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 7 2017 - 6:35pm -

  5. From Homeless to Front Office

    About a year and a half ago, I posted about getting 20+ interviews and no FT offer (20 Company Interviews Later...No FT Offer looking for Advice). I wish I could say that I quickly got a job after that, but that wasn't the case. I'm going to be ...

    147 comments - 102 silver bananas - Jun 29 2016 - 8:49am -

  6. JP Morgan- Junior Analyst 2017- Official Thread

    There are far too many non-centralized threads that are hard to find. Let's use this as the official thread for the Junior Analyst role at JP Morgan for 2017. Does pretty much everyone get a video interview? JPMorgan junior analyst Investment Banking ...

    41 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 13 2017 - 5:00pm -

  7. What are the 3 most important skills needed to be an investment banker?

    Investopedia lists discipline, entrepreneurial, and relationship-builder as among top five skills for investment banking. Imo these along with persistence and excellent communication are essential for bankers. What say you? Skills top 3 finance business i ...

    47 comments - 5 silver bananas - Dec 3 2016 - 11:00am -

  8. Opinions On Bryant University?

    Was recently accepted to Bryant University for undergraduate and they gave me a lot of money (25k per year and their highest scholarship is 30k per year). It will be somewhat hard to turn down their offer. How are Bryant students and the university in gen ...

    43 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 20 2017 - 3:17pm -

  9. Boston College Carroll School of Management Finance Concentration vs. Vanderbilt Econ and Biz minor (Undergrad)

    Hey guys, wanting some advice on which school to choose for undergrad for best chance to get into IB. Is BC or Vandy more prestigious for recruiting and getting to NYC for IB? Should I do a finance major at BC or an econ major and biz minor at Vandy? Thou ...

    29 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 16 2017 - 12:17pm -

  10. 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 ...

    156 comments - 211 silver bananas - Jun 13 2017 - 2:39pm -

  11. The Comprehensive List of Transfer Friendly Schools For Investment Banking

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 4/6/14 and ranks #31 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Hello Monkeys, I am currently in the p ...

    204 comments - 22 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  12. How intelligent does one truly have to be in the world of finance?

    Hi everyone. I feel as if many of the people that work in hedge funds, investment banks, private equity/ venture capital firms, etc and have risen to the highest levels in their field are all extremely smart. From what I've seen, the majority of thes ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 14 2017 - 11:00pm -

  13. The Obsession with Investment Banking

    Mod note: "Blast from the Past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from 01/11 Do you have an investment banking obsession? Especially those of you still in college, do you spend every waking moment angling for a job in investment banking? Do ...

    63 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 5 2016 - 9:56am -

  14. Can someone explain the Investment Banking hierarchy?

    I get that it goes like this Analyst Associate VP SVP (or executive director) Managing Director However, what is after Managing Director? Is there a managing director for each 'division'? This image is supposed to be of Goldman Sachs new structu ...

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

  15. Anyone else fed up with the banking/finance industy?

    Happy Monday everyone. It'd be good if we keep this discussion amongst those who have actually been there and done that (i.e. no high school/college students) I thought I'd start a topic that perhaps a lot of you think about but don't bring ...

    82 comments - 11 silver bananas - May 7 2016 - 8:00pm -

  16. How are NESCAC schools viewed?

    Are they all viewed pretty well? I'd assume Amherst and Williams lead the pack, but do they all get ibanking recruiting? I'm unsure of how recruitment goes. I've heard that the NESCAC is viewed very good overall since it is considered the L ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2017 - 10:06pm -

  17. From State School to IBD to MM PE: AMA

    Mod Note (Andy)- this AMA originally went up last December but @THE PsYcHoLoGy wrote and said he could still answer questions WSO, I joined this site during my junior year of college, and it has proved to be a great resource time and again. There is a wea ...

    53 comments - 19 silver bananas - Jan 30 2017 - 10:01pm -

  18. Quit BO role before I hit the desk to pursue FO role?

    3 weeks into my training at one of the top 5 investment banks and I already want to quit. I am already looked down upon as the compliance guy and I am sick of it. AND this is by colleagues who haven't even hit their desk yet. I am very intelligent, a ...

    44 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 13 2016 - 5:00pm -

  19. How to deal with THAT associate

    TBT: Originally posted on September, 2012 Props to bankerella for an insightful post delving into the mind of the newly-minted first-year investment banking associate. The only thing it was missing was a blanket apology for all of the seasoned analysts wh ...

    57 comments - 9 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:01pm -

  20. Networking Over Thanksgiving?

    What are your thoughts on sending networking emails over thanksgiving? Some have said it's a bad idea, but there are potentially benefits to doing so as well. People are generally in a more festive mood, aren't as busy, etc. Opinions? Investment ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2016 - 11:52am -

  21. Cities with the Best Cost of Living / Work Life Balance in Finance

    I've come to the conclusion NYC is not for me. More power to all of you whose dream is working on the street, it's just not for me. Cost of living is too high. Hours are too long. Taxes are too high. Where in the country is the best balance betw ...

    152 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:06pm -

  22. Why You're So Easy to Replace

    Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in 2010. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights."- John Paul Getty After a particularly brutal day at the ...

    58 comments - 28 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 12:31pm -

  23. When someone asks you, "So, what do you do?"- What do you say?

    What do you reply with in all honesty? Does it depend on who's asking? Just curious to see how many people stroke their ego or if there's a mix of modesty amongst you all. Investment Banking ...

    88 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:52pm -

  24. Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively?

    All, I work at a middle-market fund (started about 8 months ago here) and wanted to learn from someone qualified (associate level or above) who works on the buyside what the best and most efficient way to analyze a CIM is (Confidential Information Memoran ...

    32 comments - 7 silver bananas - Oct 13 2016 - 2:30pm -

  25. Quitting Investment Banking

    Ask anyone who has been in the business awhile and he'll tell you that investment banking isn't all it's cracked up to be. The hours are long, the job security for the past four or five years has been pretty shaky, and there was that whole ...

    88 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2016 - 11:39am -

  26. Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom Breaks

    Mod Note (Andy): Throw Back Thursday, Originally posted on August, 2012 When you work 80-hour weeks regularly and the staples of your diet are $25 Seamlessweb pasta dishes and burger combos, inevitably, nature is going to call- on your office line. For th ...

    126 comments - 13 silver bananas - Nov 27 2014 - 2:55pm -

  27. RBC Investment Banking Future

    Hey guys, I'm a current junior and have accepted an offer from RBC IBD for a summer internship. I'm just curious what the general opinion is about the future of RBC. From what I hear, RBC has a great culture and is recruiting aggressively to try ...

    103 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:13am -

  28. Emergency Physician to Consulting

    Hi all, I am a practicing emergency medicine doc trying to leave the field of medicine. Though I could list all the reasons, I feel for now it is sufficient to say I have invested significant time into reaching this decision and am quite confident in it. ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 9:02am -

  29. 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 -

  30. So, I've failed, so far...

    Hey guys, So I've been trying to get into finance/investment banking/ equity research for quite some time. I have an undergrad in econ and a master of accountancy from a CSU that isn't too high on anyone's radar. I think I've hit the p ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2016 - 4:00am -

  31. IB vs. VC, PE, Hedge Funds?

    I'm a incoming freshman at the undergraduate level, and was wondering if someone could give me a quick simple, basic breakdown of the differences between IB, VC, PE, and Hedge Funds? Investment Banking ...

    57 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  32. Don't Ask An Investment Banker What They Do

    Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted 9/27/12 When you're meeting new people, even in casual social situations, the topic of work is never far off. Maybe this is a general commentary on The Texting Generation's lacking ...

    63 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 14 2015 - 12:55pm -

  33. Searching for a Summer Internship?

    Mod Note (Andy): Bumped this back up from winter 2010 and it is still useful, but even more companies and banks are listed in the WSO Company Database (with e-mail formats) If you're still on the internship hunt, no worries- lots of boutique investme ...

    125 comments - 100 silver bananas - Mar 16 2017 - 4:30pm -

  34. A One Stop Shop For All Things Diversity Recruiting- The Most Exhaustive List On WSO

    Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory p ...

    26 comments - 23 silver bananas - Jan 3 2017 - 8:32pm -

  35. 12 Hours Till Deadline: The All Nighter, Part 1

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 8/23/12. You can read part 2 here. Since I've been writing for WSO, my most popular posts have been about banking experiences. The All Nighter is perhaps one of the most quintess ...

    45 comments - 12 silver bananas - Sep 24 2015 - 12:19pm -

  36. Pokemon

          I rarely top post but I'd like to think that I've given decent advice to people so I'd like help. I'm ~40. I have a 7 year old son who's recently gotten into Pokemon. It did not exist when I was young and it m ...

    63 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 19 2015 - 12:00pm -

  37. Transition from Corporate Finance into Investment Banking

    Hello Monkeys, this is my first time posting on this forum, however, I have been lurking for quite some time! I am almost 3 years out of college and have been working in a Treasury group for a Fortune 500 Healthcare company- I have, up until recently, bee ...

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

  38. Investment Banking or Doctor

    Hi everyone- posting for a mentee I'm helping out Essentially I am pre-med and recently interned at a prestigious US BB (think JP, MS, GS) over the summer in IBD with a full time return offer. Additionally I have a guaranteed medical admission- due t ...

    30 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 7 2016 - 1:17pm -

  39. 50% Lower Compensation-- Would You Still Work in IB?

    That is one idea proposed in a recent NYT article about the lagging performance of banks, specifically in regards to their ROE. Obviously, the idea of cutting compensation at Goldman Sachs by 43 percent will not be popular among the people who work at Gol ...

    44 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 5 2016 - 8:00pm -

  40. Wearing a T-shirt under a dress shirt?

          I know it is completely about self preference when it comes to wearing a t-shirt under a dress shirt...but just as a side note, if your office is a business casual setting, does it look stupid if you can see a white undershirt under y ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2016 - 12:41am -

  41. Top MM IBs in Chicago?

    Ones that come to mind include Lincoln International, William Blair, and Robert Baird. Any other insights? Investment Banking chicago middle market to Wednesday, March 23, 2016- 7:15pm ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 7:15pm -

  42. Big4 M&A- An Explanation

    Over the years I've seen several posts on people considering jobs at Big4 corporate finance / M&A / TS departments, or people making statements about these jobs which have some pretty large inaccuracies. I'm going to try and clear up any con ...

    46 comments - 9 silver bananas - Feb 7 2016 - 5:00pm -

  43. New York School of Finance- Thoughts?

    Has anyone ever heard of / done the New York School of Finance program? Its an 8 week program where you are enrolled in modeling coursed and they place you in an IB internship. I was wondering if anyone knew about this program. Investment Banking cash flo ...

    105 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  44. Lifestyle of Young Wall Street: 5 Banker Neighborhoods

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT, Originally posted on April, 2012 The New York City area is home to nearly 20 million people and 20 trillion cockroaches living together in blissful harmony. Well over 1 million people alone are packed into the 23 square miles that m ...

    109 comments - 6 silver bananas - Aug 28 2014 - 11:00am -

  45. 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 -

  46. Trading Vs. I-Banking

    I've been seeing increasingly frequent discussion on the various boards over the similarities and differences between careers in banking and in trading. A lot of us can speak with authority about one of the two, but not many people can say they' ...

    142 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  47. 3 Tips for Non-Targets

          Well I did it. I landed an offer to be a summer analyst at an investment bank. Breaking into I-banking from a non-target may be a more common occurrence these days, but it is certainly still a challenge. Here are three pieces of advic ...

    39 comments - 16 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 5:25pm -

  48. Blackberry's in IB

    Recently, BB announced that they would stop manufacturing these devices. What do you guys think happens now? Will banks switch to something else or BYOD with some sort of corporate plan. Also, do any of the big banks give out anything other than a BB? Bla ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 8 2016 - 2:00pm -

  49. Raymond James Investment Banking Groups

    Can anyone give me any insight into Raymond James investment banking? More specifically, can anyone tell me much about their Chicago and Boston offices? Investment Banking chicago boston Raymond James ...

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

  50. What to do about a low SAT score?

    Hello All, I am currently a senior in high school and will be attending a semi-target next year for college. I would like to do IB down the road, preferably at a BB. One thing that has been concerning me is my SAT score. My Reading and Writing scores are ...

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

  51. IB Career: 30's, 40's, and Beyond

    What are the long-term prospects for people pursuing careers in finance and what is the culture of the industry? I feel that students entering into the financial services industry don't have much of a plan (perhaps you don't really need one) exc ...

    93 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  52. Too many damn feminine men Today?

    I truly believe that many of our country's current social issues can be traced back to the epidemic of men becoming too feminine. Only about 30-40 years ago (and many older users on this website can attest to this), being a masculine man was ho ...

    184 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 28 2014 - 5:40pm -

  53. How do investment bankers handle long hours?

    "I worked 70 hours last week," says an analyst at RBS, which as a state owned institution might be expected to go easier on people. "There are no restrictions on our hours at all. It's normal to work from 9am to midnight." This qu ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 13 2016 - 4:01am -

  54. I'm about to quit- what to expect?

    Hello! I've looked for and found some relevant information on this, but a lot is conflicting in what it says- I'm an investment banking analyst at a BB in NYC. I'm about to (i.e., next week) give notice to my staffer that I'm lateralin ...

    23 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 16 2016 - 8:24am -

  55. Dating as an Investment Banking Analyst

    Could someone with experience please comment on the dating life as an analyst? Especially those who started work already with a girlfriend. Thanks Investment Banking analyst banking investment girls lifestyle girlfriend day in the life girl ...

    492 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  56. Quitting Finance

    Hey Bankers, Long time lurker, made an account just for this. I could really use some help, but unfortunately, can't ask anyone at work and I don't think I've spoken to my friends since I started in banking. Long story short, I worked in Le ...

    28 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 6 2016 - 12:02pm -

  57. Hit Rock Bottom

          Long time lurker, but first time poster here looking for advice. So anyways, I graduated from a non-target, but very well respected school last year with a finance degree. Despite having a 3.87, two boutique PE internships (no big nam ...

    74 comments - 9 silver bananas - Mar 30 2015 - 12:30am -

  58. Breaking in Investment Banking as a Big 4 Auditor- Can I do it?

    I will preface this by saying yes I've read TONS of threads on this question. I am hoping for some more advice for my specific situation from the WSO community. I'm currently a Big 4 auditor in a major market and want to make the switch into Inv ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  59. Bentley vs Fordham??

    Hello! I am currently a high school senior and I intend on majoring in finance (or finance-economics if I choose Bentley) with a minor in either management or economics. My main goal is to work at a major investment banking firm and then eventually move o ...

    21 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 2 2017 - 11:00am -

  60. Family wants me to go BB over elite boutique offer

    This summer I interned at a lower tier BB (Barclays / UBS / DB) in IBD and received a return offer for full time. However I recently shopped the offer and was able to land a FT offer at an elite boutique (think Lazard, Evercore, Moelis). Now I've tal ...

    137 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2014 - 2:00pm -

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

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

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

  62. Chances of switching banks following internship

    I will be interning this summer with a borderline BB; however, I want to keep my options open and shoot to maximize my potential if possible. Because of this, I am looking for info regarding banks that fall into the true BB /EB category, which hold FT rec ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 27 2017 - 5:37pm -

  63. Bad Luck Justin

    Having a bad day? How about losing two jobs within a span of a week because of a joke. Next time, consider what you are writing in your next e-mail... From Gawker: Barclays Banker Loses Two Jobs After Leak of Insane Intern Email The Barclays interns who r ...

    50 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 14 2015 - 10:31am -

  64. Real bankers- Do you regret going into banking?

    I get the impression that a lot of people in IBD hate their jobs and are just grinding it out to get to the golden temple of exit ops. That being said, if you could do it all over again...would you have chosen a different profession? Or if not, then perha ...

    127 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:10am -

  65. Sincere thank you to the WSO Community

          Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/7/14 and ranks #16 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Fellow Monkeys, t ...

    61 comments - 34 silver bananas - Jun 30 2015 - 12:21pm -

  66. Investment Banking vs Sales and Trading Salaries

    I've done a lot of searching and surprisingly, there hasn't been much discussion on this topic and there's no clear cut answer. It seems like trading salaries and banking salaries are more or less the same. Can someone confirm this? If so, ...

    175 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  67. Do employers want to hire student-athletes?

    I am currently an NCAA Division I Student-Athlete studying Economics and Finance. I have tried everything to break into the trading world and regularly search the internet for entry level trading jobs. I play baseball at school, have a 3.6 gpa, and got a ...

    124 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:50pm -

  68. IB Vs PWM (Longrun) Comp & Lifestyle

    This recent Facebook forum post raises an off topic question in my mind and I want to get you guys opinion. I know enough about IB to be dangerous but have never worked in IBD. I'm in PWM @ MS and am to the point where my revenue is starting to ramp. ...

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

  69. Public Finance Investment Banking- good?

    I know there's already been posts made about this, but I wanted some fresh opinions since the market hasn't been great for underwriters of municipal debt recently. Smaller profits, decreasing amount of muni debt being issued... I just got an PF ...

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

  70. When Do You Want to Retire?

    Hey Monkeys, I recently came across an article in US News & World Report titled "The New Ideal Retirement Age: 67". Emily Brandon examines workers' retirement tendencies in this article over the past few years and I thought some of you ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2014 - 11:05pm -

  71. MBA in KOREA-- Is it worth it??

    I am Korean American finishing up my military service here in Korea. I've decided to stay in Korea for the long term and have been thinking about getting an MBA from KAIST University- pretty much #1 or #2 school here- but all I read about Korean MBAs ...

    55 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  72. An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT)- Part 2 of 2

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/14/14 and ranks #34 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. See part one here. We're wrappin ...

    32 comments - 24 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:14pm -

  73. Sales & Trading Offer- Dilemma

    Hello Everyone, Through the help of WSO, I was able to land myself a S&T, non rotational, internship at a BB. My first option was IB at the same firm, however I was cut after the first round interviews. I am a Junior and would like to do an IB interns ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2015 - 1:28am -

  74. Healthcare finance

    Does anyone know of any healthcare specific venture capital, private equity, or ib firms? Investment Banking private equity venture capital healthcare ...

    77 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  75. Lazard Groups

    Hey guys, Can anyone, with actual knowledge, provide some insight into the various M&A groups at Lazard. Specifically in terms of exit-opps, prestige, and culture of the group. I am mainly looking into consumer/retail, healthcare, TMT, and industrials ...

    54 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  76. Going Back to Banking

    I know this sounds like an insane question, but would anyone here go from private equity back to investment banking? I know exactly what the implications are here from a lifestyle/compensation perspective, but I'm wondering what happens to the promis ...

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

  77. Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets 1st Round Interview

    I have a 1st round interview with this group tomorrow for their 2015 SA Program. In addition to knowing fundamental banking technicals and IPOs, is there anything else that I should be focusing on? Any advice/insight on this would be much appreciated. Inv ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:35pm -

  78. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Healthcare and Financial Sponsors Groups

    Hi There, I am going to be joining Bank of America as a summer analyst this June. I am very interested in the financial sponsors and healthcare group and wanted to get some more detail on the groups if anyone is familiar. Interested to hear about the exit ...

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

  79. Credit Hedge Fund

    Guys- I'm at a BB in Lev Fin and recently have been called up for an interview at a credit hedge fund within a private equity fund: focused on distressed debt, special situations, long/short equity, etc. I've been involved in several PE intervie ...

    107 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  80. Best Suit Brands

    So I was searching WSO archives about the best suit brands for IBD /PE, but I couldn't find anything. So I wanted to ask all of your opinion about the best suit brands/tailors for banking/PE jobs as well as the average price for a suit from these bra ...

    427 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  81. Monkey Business: A Monkey's Review

    Wondering where WSO's simian theme comes from? Look no further. If you ask any business school student or young analyst to name one book that got them excited about finance or investment banking, this would probably be it. And for good reason; it ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  82. AMA: Investment Manager at Emerging Market

    - 10 years of experience in finance- 5+ years of experience in investment banking and private equity services- non-target education for both undergraduate and graduate in US- getting a job as an international student experience in US (i.e. CPT, OPT, H1B)- ...

    55 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 11 2015 - 11:00am -

  83. Small Boutique IB or BB Wealth Management

    Hi Guys, So I'm caught in a bit of a dilemma. I am coming from a non-target school, graduating in a couple of weeks with Finance degree, 1st gen college student. Didn't do BB summer internship, but I went overseas and worked at a 2B+ hedgefund a ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 12 2017 - 8:54pm -

  84. Brian Jennings- Avoid this Recruiter!

    I received this unprovoked, unsolicited, very rude email from a recruiter named Brian Jennings at Thurmond & Co. this morning. This guy requested to connect with me on LinkedIn, not the other way around. I haven't even spoken to him once, much le ...

    30 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 11 2016 - 1:43pm -

  85. Rice MBA

    How is it? From what I can gather it has pretty good regional recognition so if you wanted to get into a BB that has an office in Houston you'd stand a decent shot for investment banking. Outside of Texas it's obviously not as highly regarded. I ...

    105 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  86. How to make it into Investment Banking, the South African perspective

    Part I: How to be the perfect investment banking candidate Following my recent post covering a broad range of questions about the African investment banking (IB)/private equity (PE) scene, I thought I would cover some questions asked of me in more detail. ...

    29 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:15pm -

  87. Investment Bankers' TV Show?

    We have doctors' shows, lawyers' shows, advertising agency show, even the consultants' show. But, no investment bankers' show? Why? That's not fair. Maybe LSO can propose one to some TV networks, somewhat loosely related to LSO� ...

    101 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  88. PNC Investment Banking

    Hey guys. I just got a call from a recruiter at PNC in regards to their IB analyst program. I have a phone interview scheduled for later this week. How is PNC considered on the Street and what are their strongest product/industry groups? Also, what questi ...

    82 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  89. Best Groups at Citi?- Best groups in IB?

    What are the best groups in Investment Banking at Citi?? Investment Banking Citi groups ...

    142 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:49pm -

  90. What banker careers REALLY look like: The DATA

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