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

    Hello Monkeys, I am currently in the process of transferring and was frustrated by the lack of a centralized source of information about transfer friendly schools for IB, so I made one for the website. Anyone who has some value to add related to placement ...

    205 comments - 28 silver bananas - May 12 2018 - 10:40pm -

  3. Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom Breaks

    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 the majority of analysts on Wall Street, working at an investment bank is ...

    206 comments - 26 silver bananas - Nov 3 2017 - 1:02pm -

  4. 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 ...

    341 comments - 58 silver bananas - Jan 12 2018 - 10:30pm -

  5. Risk Management in Investment Banking

    I have accepted a Risk Management job at a large (too big to fail) bank in NY, i-banking division. 1. What is the job like in terms of hours/pay/experience/exit opportunities? 2. How difficult is it to move into a hotter division, say, i-banking or LevFin ...

    162 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 16 2018 - 7:49pm -

  6. Is Public Finance Investment Banking a Good Career?

    I just got an PF internship during the school year in a MM bank (Baird, Raymond James, Piper) and public finance seems really cool to me. I think I would be fine in the field long term, although the thought of slim exits is intimidating. Should I not be c ...

    77 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 18 2018 - 9:42pm -

  7. Your favorite financier from the past

    Hi all, This entertaining post is for the history and financial history monkeys out there. What is your favorite financier of the past and why? Most of us have read about the Weinbergs and Rohatyns of the past but I'd like to hear about the less know ...

    80 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 5 2018 - 9:43am -

  8. Credit Hedge Fund Definition and Interviews

    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 ...

    109 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 9 2018 - 6:09pm -

  9. Is this a feasible plan to get into investment banking with an accounting background?

    So far this is how I have it. From my understanding, school prestige doesn't matter nearly as much for accounting as it does for IB, and Big 4 recruiting is extremely regional. So I've concluded that my best bet for undergrad is to save money wi ...

    52 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 27 2018 - 2:00pm -

  10. Quitting IB- now what?

    I just quit my investment banking gig after 5-6 years for a variety of reasons. Partly personal (e.g., mental and physical health, wanting more time and flexibility, etc.) and professional (want to make a transition into something different). I was an ana ...

    35 comments - 5 silver bananas - May 31 2018 - 1:58pm -

  11. Are you salty? *Investment Banking

    We all know that Investment Banking is difficult to get into, and very time consuming once you are in it. You guys all work hard for your money and spend many hours of your day just trying to juggle in tasks without messing up. So how do you guys feel whe ...

    77 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 21 2017 - 6:30pm -

  12. Brigham Young University Investment Banking

    I'm considering an undergrad degree at BYU, and I already know that IB is my goal, specifically M&A or FIG. Last relevant post about BYU was years ago...how is their IB pipeline? And how is their reputation on the Street? Thanks in advance! byu I ...

    70 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 30 2017 - 2:15pm -

  13. Can I get into investment banking from non target school?

    I will be attending UW-oshkosh this fall, and want to get into investment banking. I realize that Oshkosh is not a target school, so I was wondering how I can't get into IB still. I read that if I graduate from Oshkosh, work 2-3 years, then go get an ...

    178 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 12 2017 - 8:17pm -

  14. Leaving a company after less than 12 months

    How bad does it look for you to leave a company after less than 12 months? I would be leaving for the same role but with a larger firm and a significant higher comp package. I plan to work there 18 months before attending bschool. jobs trading Investment ...

    47 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 17 2018 - 10:52pm -

  15. Private Equity to Consulting??

    Same post from the Private Equity section but hoping to get more advice. Does it make sense for me to go from PE to Consulting now? A bit of background on myself: I got a computer science degree in Canada, did a few years of M&A and have been in PE fo ...

    36 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 17 2018 - 7:55pm -

  16. 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 - 24 silver bananas - Feb 2 2018 - 2:00pm -

  17. Social media and investment banking

    Can you have a public social media account such as Instagram if you have a career in banking, or any other finance field, and post pictures of your lifestyle, yourself, etc. Will people in the industry see this as something bad or will it not even matter? ...

    36 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 8 2018 - 8:04pm -

  18. How to Network and Tips on Networking

    So I hear a lot about networking on this site and how it is important, especially if you go to a non-target or a semi-target. How hard is networking and how should one go about networking? In an ideal world, I would want to work for a BB investment bank o ...

    255 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 5 2017 - 7:50pm -

  19. Non-Target to Bulge Bracket IBD

    Hi all, Since this site was so helpful for me while I pursued opportunities in banking, learned about networking, and improved my technical finance skills during my years in college, I figured I would quickly tell my story. This post is intended for under ...

    53 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 11 2017 - 8:03pm -

  20. 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 - 5 silver bananas - Feb 5 2018 - 10:31pm -

  21. Sophomore Investment Banking Summer Internships

    Hey everyone, Has anyone heard anything back from BAML, Citi, JPM about a superday? I applied to Citi and JPM early August, and BAML a few weeks ago. Investment Banking Citi JP Morgan Bank of America Merrill Lynch BAML C jpm Superday ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 23 2017 - 10:40am -

  22. Whats the point of investment banking?

    I've been on this forum for a while now, and I just can't stop thinking about this. "Whats the point of investment banking?" What value do you bring to a investment bank that makes them pay you anywhere from $100k to over $1,000,000 if ...

    55 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jul 24 2017 - 5:50pm -

  23. Why You Should be Playing Chess

    I personally do not play chess and am not particularly familiar with the strategies involved. However, I was recently referred to an article in the New York Times titled Good at Chess? A Hedge Fund May Want to Hire You. This intriguing article by Dylan Mc ...

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

  24. Banks with the BEST hours

    I currently work for a 2nd tier boutique (think Sagent, Lincoln, Needham etc.) as a 2nd year analyst in the midwest. The hours have gotten better as I am getting faster at my job, but I still pull 65-70 hours a week on average (get in at 930am leave at 9P ...

    75 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2018 - 1:29pm -

  25. Trading Vs. I-Banking

    I think it's important for us to be clear about the pros and cons of each of the two career paths and I'd like to consolidate some of the opinions that have been floating around about this topic on this thread. Here's one impression I' ...

    188 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 16 2018 - 12:46am -

  26. 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 - 98 silver bananas - Oct 13 2016 - 7:17pm -

  27. 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 ...

    93 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 7 2017 - 6:35pm -

  28. 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 ...

    148 comments - 123 silver bananas - Jun 29 2016 - 8:49am -

  29. 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 - 258 silver bananas - Jul 6 2017 - 7:28pm -

  30. Picking the Right Group

    Many threads have been created over the years concerning which group is best, what exit opps are from each group, etc. While strength of groups change with the tides, i.e UBS healthcare left for Jefferies, I'm only going to comment GENERALLY and on m ...

    89 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:36pm -

  31. 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 ...

    39 comments - 11 silver bananas - Mar 28 2018 - 2:03pm -

  32. How to deal with consistent rejections?

    Dear all: I am a rising sophomore attending Baruch College. This is my first and probably not the last time experiencing a pool of rejection letters/phone calls pouring over me. These rejections come from interviews/networking event/school program. My GPA ...

    39 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2017 - 7:01am -

  33. 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 ...

    132 comments - 4 silver bananas - May 13 2016 - 3:47pm -

  34. 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 -

  35. 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 ...

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

  36. MM IB- Name vs City

    I'm deciding between several MM IB FT analyst offers, and am stuck choosing between the bank and the cities these opportunities are in: Macquarie TMT- NY /CHI SunTrust TMT- SF Raymond James industry coverage- not naming the group, but it's 3rd t ...

    30 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 18 2017 - 4:25pm -

  37. AMA: Front-end Banker India

    I recently saw a post by someone from India looking for some help. Since I am from India and have been in FO for quiet sometime now, I thought I will do an AMA to give back something to the community. india Investment Banking Front-end to Thursday, Septem ...

    26 comments - 7 silver bananas - Sep 21 2017 - 2:00pm -

  38. 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. Having a Relationship While In Investment Banking As an analyst at an investment bank, it is well known that you wi ...

    640 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 23 2018 - 2:03pm -

  39. Comparing Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Private Equity

    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 vs. Venture Capital Investment bankers are advis ...

    58 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 14 2018 - 2:18pm -

  40. Getting into Hedge Funds from IBD?

    I'm starting FT at a MM investment bank in San Fran. I've got some experience investing personally and in a college club, and I have a close mentor who is a hedge fund manager. If I were to take the hedge fund route, what would be the best path( ...

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

  41. 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 -

  42. 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 ...

    38 comments - 36 silver bananas - Mar 18 2018 - 8:31pm -

  43. 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 -

  44. 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 - 8 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:01pm -

  45. When do investment bankers get their own office?

    Do you get an office once you reach the VP level? Or is it only for the D's and MD's? And what about having your own secretary? Will you get one once you're an MD? Investment banker banking Investment Banking Vice President ...

    22 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 30 2018 - 4:25pm -

  46. 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 -

  47. 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 -

  48. 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 -

  49. 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 - 37 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 12:31pm -

  50. 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." ...

    45 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 15 2016 - 11:50pm -

  51. Knowing a Managing Director

    I was wondering how powerful it is, to know a managing director that works for a large Canadian Bank (Think Big 5). In terms of getting you an internship in their group or getting you into the capital markets division... what is the likelihood considering ...

    93 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:47pm -

  52. Too Early to Jump Ship?

    Monkeys, My buddy just broke into the IB industry and has only been with his new firm for a few months now. A friend from another firm presented him an opportunity to interview for a position. The new role would pay roughly 33% more, with the current firm ...

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

  53. Stuck in Corporate Banking- Fighting Complacency

    Monkeys- WSO has always been good to me and I've done my best to give back via useful advice. Hoping to call on you all once again for some much needed advice. Background: Junior credit VP at a large regional bank, ~4 years industry experience + 2yrs ...

    25 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 7 2017 - 7:00pm -

  54. 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 -

  55. How important are Sophomore year internships for IB?

    This summer I am not able to intern due to having to take Spanish at a local CC so I can graduate on time. If you have on campus leadership experience/roles (ie, I am in SGA and have a leadership job on campus), how far behind will you be for banks? I go ...

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

  56. Top 3 Skills Needed for Investment Banking

    Investopedia lists discipline, entrepreneurial, and relationship-builder as among top five skills for investment banking. In my opinion these along with persistence and excellent communication are essential for bankers. What say you? investment banking sk ...

    55 comments - 5 silver bananas - Dec 7 2016 - 11:10am -

  57. Moving from valuation analyst to investment banking

    Has anyone had any success breaking into investment banking after working as a valuation analyst? How long should I stick with this job before looking for exit opps? Would I have a better shot trying to get into a top business school and then coming in as ...

    57 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 6:59pm -

  58. 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 -

  59. 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 -

  60. Ohio State University to NYC

    I am very interested in pursuing a career in investment banking, and I've been doing a lot of research and have some questions. Currently I attend a smaller state school in Ohio (Kent State University), and study Business Management. I have just fini ...

    42 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 7 2018 - 10:12am -

  61. An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT)- Part 1 of 2

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/29/14 and ranks #20 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Given the positive response to our po ...

    43 comments - 55 silver bananas - Apr 13 2018 - 1:20am -

  62. Chances of switching banks following internship

    Deleted Post recruiting BB eb intern summer analyst internship Investment Banking ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 10 2017 - 11:21am -

  63. 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 - 9 silver bananas - May 14 2015 - 12:55pm -

  64. 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 ...

    133 comments - 117 silver bananas - Mar 16 2017 - 4:30pm -

  65. 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 -

  66. Internship Choices (PE vs IB)

    I am currently a sophomore at a target school and have the option of spending this upcoming summer interning at a MM PE fund (around $5 billion AUM) vs interning at a small no name boutique IB. I am looking to lock in a SA position at a BB IB this upcomin ...

    125 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 9 2016 - 3:38pm -

  67. Post-MBA IB Mega Thread

    Hey everyone, This site has a lot of information available for prospective analysts but lacks a lot of content for prospective associates. Since we are in MBA application season, I thought it may be helpful to create a mega thread that discusses investmen ...

    135 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 25 2015 - 11:27am -

  68. 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 ...

    199 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2018 - 9:44pm -

  69. 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 -

  70. Houlihan Lokey Corporate Finance- Technology Group

    I have an upcoming interview with HL for their technology group out in San Francisco and was wondering if I should be doing any industry (i.e. tech) specific preparation or if this will be like any other first round banking interview...? Investment Bankin ...

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

  71. 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 ...

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

  72. 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 - 11 silver bananas - Sep 24 2015 - 12:19pm -

  73. 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 -

  74. Sales and Trading Salary vs Investment Banking Salary

    Sales and Trading Salary vs Investment Banking It seems like since the beginning of time, trading and investment banking have been the dream jobs of countless undergrads seeking big bucks. A lot changed when the financial crisis of 2008 came along, and tr ...

    177 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 12:13pm -

  75. 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 ...

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

  76. 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 means as much to me as ...

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

  77. Guggenheim IBD Vs. Citi IBD

    Was wondering if people can comment on these firms, I have options at both, but having trouble choosing. How do they stack up based on deal flow, culture, comp and exits opps? Citi Guggenheim Investment Banking summer analyst advice exitopps ...

    16 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 28 2018 - 9:30am -

  78. 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 honored ...

    184 comments - 7 silver bananas - Sep 28 2014 - 5:40pm -

  79. 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 -

  80. Summer analyst after senior year...?

    That is pretty much the position I'm in right now. I want to get into a summer program..but I'm graduating in May. Should I push back my graduation a semester... would that be looked down on...or is it common place to hire seniors into summer pr ...

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

  81. 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 - 14 silver bananas - Jul 17 2016 - 11:13pm -

  82. Metaperception in Investment Banking

    In all industries, particularly Investment Banking, people struggle with the idea of perception. Sticky images, self-fulfilling prophecy, you name it. Ultimately, it really comes down to one concept: Metaperception. People fail to realize the inherent tra ...

    20 comments - 28 silver bananas - Aug 27 2017 - 11:00am -

  83. Dear investment bankers: Would you befriend me? (advice needed, please)

    I am really debating myself whether IB is a suitable career path for me. I love the idea of working hard, learning 24/7, and using every bit of my neurons to produce high quality works that may help my firm win that lucrative deal. I am a technical guy wi ...

    25 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 19 2017 - 7:50am -

  84. 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 ...

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

  85. 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 your dress shirt? You ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2016 - 3:35am -

  86. Poor GPA- How can I Pass Resume Screens

    Hey All, Whats the best way for me to present my GPA so I can get passed resume screens? I currently have a 3.41 GPA (5 Semesters). This is due to my Freshman year GPA being a 2.70 (2 semesters). My GPA from Sophomore Year and after is 3.78 (3 semesters). ...

    80 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 6 2016 - 4:47am -

  87. 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 -

  88. Oil and Gas Investment Banking

    Hello. I am currently in the process of deciding what MBA programs to apply to. I have past experience in oil and gas and have an engineering degree. My question is what MBA program(s) are the best to break into oil and gas investment banking? I'd ap ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2016 - 1:02pm -

  89. Are all investment banks worth working for? If not, when do you draw the line.

    Hello all, Investment banking is a great career, and the bulge bracket banks, middle markets, and elite boutiques are all clearly great places to work for. But I can't imagine that working at just any old investment bank will bring you all of the per ...

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

  90. Renege on Market Risk Offer at MUFG for Oppenheimer IB

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