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  2. Some Observations from an MD

    So I'm recovering from a procedure and out of commission for a couple days, and I thought I would use the downtime share a few observations / career guidance for those people starting out in the business. Take this with a pinch of salt, as its one pe ...

    135 comments - 224 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:24pm -

  3. What do you think gave you an edge over the other applicants?

    I recently received a question from a young monkey looking for a SA position. They asked, "what do you think gave you an edge over the other applicants when you interviewed for your current position?" Below is my response, but I am curious to se ...

    46 comments - 10 silver bananas - May 22 2018 - 11:35am -

  4. Is Career in Investment Banking the Highest Paying Job Post Undergrad?

    Is investment banking the single highest paying salaried job out there? Are there any occupations that pay as well or better? Secondly, I'm a sophomore at London School of Economics, and I want to follow a career in IB. Is M&A the best choice for ...

    79 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2018 - 1:08pm -

  5. From Back office to Front office!?

    Hello guys and gals,,, I do not even know.. if I am in a back office, I am currently working for a financial data vendor; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_data_vendor My salary is low and my moral might be lower. Everyday people see my pissed off fa ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:38pm -

  6. Startup to automate IB analyst work?

    I wondered when some startup was going to try and tackle this. Pellucid Analytics is trying to add some automation to the pitchbook generation process. What do you think monkeys? Will this catch on? Will analysts be replaced by software? startup investmen ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2018 - 1:02pm -

  7. Launching Leaders-- 2014/2015

    Anyone hear back yet? investment-banking ...

    62 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 21 2014 - 9:34am -

  8. Investment Banking 2014: 6 Things To Know For MBAs

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this post originally went up on 9/22/14. This comment was originally posted in The decline of MBA OCR 1. IB is expanding off its "bottom-out" following the crisis; However, this expansion is heavily weig ...

    26 comments - 23 silver bananas - Jun 4 2015 - 10:23am -

  9. Investment Banking Study Topics

    What books/resources would provide me with an in-depth look at what skills I can begin to cultivate? I am a sophomore with corporate finance and modeling experience. I need relevant banking topics to study/research in order to set myself apart. I am looki ...

    34 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 26 2014 - 12:09am -

  10. Applying to both IB and S&T at a bank?

    Hi there, I am currently a junior in college looking at SA's and was wondering if one is able to apply to multiple functions (IB, S&T, AM, etc.) an Investment Bank (GS, MS, JPM, etc.)? Will it be looked down upon that you aren't really focus ...

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

  11. Healthcare Overview... Part 1?

    By popular demand we're doing a new overview, this time focusing on healthcare (Finally!). We're going to keep this simple and stick with three basic buckets. 1) Healthcare Equipment, 2) Bio-Technology and 3) Pharmaceuticals. If there is a lot o ...

    23 comments - 20 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 11:00am -

  12. Shakeup in Houston

    Historically, Baclays/ Citi / CS have been the strongest banks in Houston but is this still the case? Bad senior comp at Barclays and bad culture, huge turnover at CS, etc. ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2014 - 12:58am -

  13. Friend offered 110k salary w/ stock options with no college degree. senior in college. Not in finance

    so as we're all grinding away with investment banking. I see my friend do his own thing. getting an offer from a publicy traded small cap tech company paying him 110k without requiring him to finish a college degree. anyone else think that's cra ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 18 2014 - 2:17am -

  14. Intrepid Investment Bankers

    Anyone has any insight into this firm? It's based in Los Angeles. Los Angeles boutique bank investment-banking ...

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

  15. How to figure out if I-Banking is right for me

    Hello all, I am currently a sophomore in UT McCombs iMPA Program. Recently I have been suggested to look into I-Banking (even though there is a strong pushing towards Big 4 in this program). I have done a little bit of research and am meeting with my care ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 8:50pm -

  16. Getting Started....early.

    Hey Guys, I have recently been looking into the possibility of Investment Banking as a future career. It is an interesting field to me, both in terms of what I'd be doing and how fast paced and demanding it is (Sounds crazy, but maybe someone underst ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2014 - 1:02pm -

  17. GPA needed for IB interviews/jobs

    Hey there, ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2014 - 9:29pm -

  18. Middle Market PE firms for internships

    I am a sophomore at a non-target school who would like to eventually get an internship at a BB as an IBD analyst by the time I graduate. I was just wondering what everyone's opinion is on middle market PE firms, and if anyone has any knowledge of the ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2014 - 11:20pm -

  19. IBD Bonuses on Offer Letter

    I was wondering if anyone could shed some light as to how bonus/bonus potential is expressed on an investment banking analyst full-time offer letter. Do they openly state the range of bonuses (eg. 25K-50K depending on performance) or do they express it as ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2014 - 7:05pm -

  20. What do you think about Edinburgh business school?

    I'm accepted in Edinburgh's business school for a Msc in Financial Management, i wanted to know if it's well known in the USA and Europe? Do i have a chance to get an interview in as an IB analyst? 1st year analyst advice investment-banking ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 2:17am -

  21. Personal referees for summer intern?

    Hi, I have an offer at a bank for a summer intern in IBD, and want to take it. However, one of the things that they ask for is that I list two personal referees. Has anyone had this before? Did they actually contact the people that were listed? If so, wha ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2014 - 10:33am -

  22. Creating my own Boutique Investment Bank with no direct experience

    Hi, new to WSO, thanks for readinig this, I would really appreciate your comments. I am an Economist with MSc in economics from the best reputed university in Colombia, South America. U had relatively good grades (4.1 / 5) I am 35 years old, just passed C ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2014 - 9:49pm -

  23. IB SA Interview

    Hi, I am currently a junior at a top public school (Michigan Ross, UC Haas, UVA McIntire) and am looking at SA positions for the coming year. There is on campus recruiting for most of the big firms here (BB, EB, MM, etc.) and they start their resume drop ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2014 - 1:54pm -

  24. Senior with BB IBD Accepted Offer- Academic Question

    Going to a BB bank next year for IBD and I am currently thinking about how my GPA at UMICH/UVA/USC will fair for PE recruiting. As of now, I think I can graduate with a 3.8 as a finance major. However, I have room in my schedule to get a second major in a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2014 - 5:04pm -

  25. Looking back, was the grind worth it?

    More-so directed to those further down in their career who can reflect on their experiences as an analyst. I'm sure that over the years, your perspectives have changed and what was worthwhile may not be the case anymore. Given the chance w/ the assum ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2014 - 10:42pm -

  26. Is the week that BBs dedicate to series 79 training enough?

    I'm starting full-time in June but I'm a history major with little finance background. Is the test going to super hard for me? investment-banking ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2014 - 2:13am -

  27. What does the Recruiter Mean by "Interested"?

    Guys, I have been following WSO for a long time and learned loads of great advices. This is the first time I post anything so please bear with me. ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2014 - 12:40pm -

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    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2014 - 1:55pm -

  29. MM IB vs M7

    All, I have an interesting opportunity that I figure I know what the answer to the question already is, but I wanted to post it here. I'm an associate in a relatively good BO job at one of the top BBs (think Risk/Treasury/etc). My goal has been IBD b ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2014 - 6:28am -

  30. Which Internships Should I Apply For?

    Hey guys, I'm a sophomore and I would like to pursue a career in investment banking. As I was searching for internship positions, I noticed that nearly all of the internship positions are only available to juniors. There are a few which are open to s ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2016 - 4:12am -

  31. unavailible

    UNAVAILIBLE Moelis Superday rbs investment-banking ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2015 - 10:53am -

  32. Banks accepting graduates with 2.2 Degree

    I was wondering if there are an investment banks who will consider candidates with a 2.2 degree especially in M&A acquisition m&a investment-banking ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2014 - 9:09am -

  33. Probability of becoming an Associate/Analyst

    Hi, I was wondering if you can help me analyze the probability of me becoming an Analyst / Associate in % Background- Master in Finance from semi-target. 4.0 GPA with honors (MSF, not MBA)- 1.5-2 year experience as a Real Estate Asset Management Analyst- ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2014 - 2:19am -

  34. Best research platform for M&A?

    Hi guys, I was wondering if somebody could help me out with determining which platform would be best suited for research at an IB for M&A. The M&A in question would be middle market and small cap M&A. I would need the ability to search for bot ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2014 - 12:22pm -

  35. Best Offer to Get Back into Banking

    Non-target, did 2 banking internships at BB / MM, but messed up during FT interviews. Choosing between offers from Deloitte S&O, RM at a reputable MM, and FLDP at F500. What's the best offer to take if I want to break back into banking after 1-2 ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2014 - 1:18pm -

  36. Hello I'm Christopher from Norfolk State University

    Hello everyone. I humbly come before you as a junior finance major with a 3.2 from Norfolk State University, and basically just a banking teller as relevant background experience. I do lead 3 student organizations on campus and also manage a nigh club in ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2014 - 5:31pm -

  37. Networking--how many per bank?

    As far as networking for a 2015 SA position, how many people do you want to target ideally for each bank and ask them later on to forward your resume to HR? 5? 10? What is a good number to aim for? Or is it really just a couple that you have formed a good ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 18 2014 - 1:00pm -

  38. URGENT HELP WITH RESUME PLEASE

    any ibankers please tear this resume apart give any feedback or recommendations investment-banking ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 11:08pm -

  39. Big 4 TAS---> B School---> IB?

    Hey guys, long story short: I have a good friend working at one of the Big 4 who is willing to refer me if there are any positions open. I've missed the boat when it comes to investment banking as an analyst (Already out of college for a year, no int ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:38pm -

  40. Graduating Senior, Need Advice

    Monkeys, In a bit of a tough situation and would like some advice. Background: Non target, president of school investment fund, sophomore summer in PE, junior summer as credit analyst for global AM, teaching assistant for finance program. The place I work ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2014 - 10:19pm -

  41. Bombarding a group with networking email

    Hi guys, What are your opinions regarding networking with one specific group. I am trying to get an interview with a MM firm, and I can only seem to find people in their Leverage Finance group. I am afraid of sending the same generic letter to multiple pe ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2014 - 4:45pm -

  42. Can anyone explain the difference between an IB and consulting/advisory firm?

    Often times I read the news and see "company x was the financial advisor on transaction y for company z." Is the main difference between an advisory firm and an IBD simply the IBD is able to raise capital for company x AND provide advisory servi ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 28 2014 - 7:47pm -

  43. Anyone know of Barclay's DCM team?

    Their website says that the DCM team is under Global Finance, which is under Investment Banking Divisions. So technically the debt capital markets team is under the IBD divisions? Does this mean that I am supposed to apply for an IBD position for DCM inte ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2014 - 6:59pm -

  44. Accepted BB IBD Offer- Off Second Semester Senior Year, what should I do??

    The title pretty much sums it all up. I plan on traveling abroad the month of January and then being a bum at school for the next four months while taking no classes...would love ideas on what I should do from resume building activities to absolute bull s ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2014 - 2:38am -

  45. Offers Decision Help

    Hey all, Longtime lurker, love the site. Anyways, non target graduating in 2015 and deciding between BMO and CIT offers. BMO is IBD generalist, CIT offer is either for TMT industry (what they call it) or Financial Sponsors. Long term goal is buyside, HF / ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2014 - 5:15pm -

  46. what does a contract position mean?

    i.e. being hired for 4 or 8 months on contract investment-banking ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2014 - 4:50pm -

  47. Recent College Grad Wants To Break Into IB, But How?

    Delete investment-banking ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2015 - 6:47pm -

  48. Suggestions for a young finance major!

    Hello all, This is my first post on WSO. Im currently an undergraduate freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I've known since the 6th grade that i wanted a career in finance; specifically investment banking. So naturally my declared major ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2014 - 11:22am -

  49. Advice about graduate school for investment banking.

    I will be graduating from an average university this spring with degrees in political science and german. I am extremely interested in going into investment banking, but know that I don't really have the qualifications for it. I will be graduating wi ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2014 - 2:52am -

  50. My Intro: Student Trying To Break Away From Nightclubs and Into Wall Street

    Hello, My name is Chris. I am currently in my last semester at the wonderful University of Nevada, Las Vegas. We out here like to refer to it as the Harvard of the desert. I am part of the UNLV investment group where selected students get to manage a smal ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2018 - 10:17pm -

  51. Forecasting currency changes using Econometrics

    Hi, I was just wondering if econometrics is often used by traders themselves to forecast currency changes? Is that something that often happens in IB's such as RBS, JP, GS etc? Or is it mostly trader's hedging their risk? Also what does it mean ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2014 - 11:16am -

  52. IB Application Email Body

    I'm set to apply to HR my resume and cover letter, but I can't seem to figure out how to craft my body email to HR along with the said documents. Is there a template available or is there a way I can write it to look good to HR and get a 1st rou ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2014 - 12:50pm -

  53. Coverage to capital markets lateral

    All, Currently a first year analyst in a coverage group at a bb in NYC and want to lateral into a capital markets role, preferably ecm. What are your thoughts on this? I don't have any interest in pe and coverage lifestyle is too much for me. Any hel ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2014 - 11:33am -

  54. Prospective Monkey breaks into WSO- Introduction

    Hi everybody, ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2014 - 1:21pm -

  55. Networking & miscellaneous

    Hi Guys, I have a few questions, and if you could please share your experience with me that would be great. I am a senior graduating this December with 2 valuation internships looking to transition into IB. Any suggestions are appreciated. I have emailed ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2014 - 10:28pm -

  56. Breaking into MBB or IB given my current background

    I attended a non target state school and was lucky enough to get an offer at a middle market accounting firm (non big 4) in advisory after graduation. My ultimate career goal is to be in consulting at an MBB or as an Analyst at an investment bank. I would ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2014 - 8:36pm -

  57. Looking To Find My Fit

    I'm posting this because I just came off a stint in the PMD Program at Merrill Lynch and it turned out it was not a fit. I have all my securities licenses. I'm looking for advice for career direction and this time around I'm looking for the ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 20 2014 - 4:48pm -

  58. Investment Banking Conference Nov 2014

    Hi Everyone, If you are interested in pursuing a Finance career within EMEA, do register now for EMEA's largest student organized Investment Banking Conference- the LSE Investment Banking Conference 2014! This year, we have an exciting lineup of fant ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2014 - 4:18am -

  59. Career Advice- Recently graduated from a non-target this past May with a 3.6

    I recently graduated from a non target this past May with a 3.6 in Finance and Masters of Accounting. Did the whole big4 internship, hated it, and decided to focus more on finance. I was able to secure an equity research internship last fall but have not ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2016 - 10:11pm -

  60. BAML Leveraged Finance (Nigeria)

    I'm from Nigeria and have just been accepted to a few top east coast schools, including Darden, Duke, and Tuck. I'm trying to understand if any of these schools have opportunities with top investment banks like BAML, JPM, and GS, especially in t ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2014 - 3:08pm -

  61. Portfolio Management?

    Are employees at investment banks allowed to manage their own retirement portfolio/401k? If so, does all of the regulation/paperwork make it impractical? Thanks! investment-banking ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2014 - 11:52pm -

  62. Hello Im new here

    Hi guys, I'm hear to understand more about banking. Hope to learn more from you guys! Cheers KK investment-banking ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2014 - 2:05pm -

  63. Investment banking- Private placement unit VS. Brokerage firm??

    What is the difference between Investment banking firm specializing in Private placement VS. Brokerage firm who just try to connect an investor with a start-up and collect commission? Thanks startup Brokerage firm private placement investment-banking ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2014 - 1:37am -

  64. Investment Analyst Opportunities

    Dear Human Resources Manager, Currently looking for a full-time position as an investment analyst or consultant in the financial sector. Thank you for consideration and look forward to hearing from you soon. **** Possess strong analytical skills, in-depth ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2014 - 9:52pm -

  65. College student considering investment banking

    I'm looking for a little assistance on what area of the investment field I want to go into. I go to UW-Milwaukee and am a Finance major and will apply for the investment management certificate. My question is what area of finance I should go into? Ba ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2014 - 2:42pm -

  66. Big 4 M&A vs. BB Corporate Banking

    Interviewing for a KPMG Transactions & Restructuring Internship and a Corporate Banking (technology team) position at a BB. Wondering if anyone can give me some more insight on either of these positions, and which one I should go for if I get an offer ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2014 - 12:26am -

  67. Question about Analyst Salary (1st year to 2nd year)

    I just received a contract to work for a Bulge Bracket, but it only states a salary of $85,000. It does not show an increase for a 2nd year analyst. Do all banks increase salary for second years, and if so by how much? Thanks! investment-banking ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2014 - 4:22am -

  68. FO Administrative tasks we love to hate

    Frequently we will often hear about the glamorous parts of each profession whether its working on billion dollar acquisitions and modeling in IBD, meeting with management in ER, and underwriting billion dollar acquisition financing in corporate banking. H ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2014 - 12:51am -

  69. Potential IB Career

    I am a sophomore finance major at Case Western Reserve University and I have a 3.0 GPA. I didn't perform well academically freshmen year which didn't help me. I am a hard worker and I will probably be looking at around a 3.5 GPA by the end of th ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2014 - 4:49pm -

  70. Real Estate Analysis

    How do you value a real estate company? What metrics are different, or how are they different? What if it is a commercial real estate company? Thanks Company metrics valuations DCF analysis analyst real estate investment-banking ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2014 - 4:27pm -

  71. Gardening Break

    What exactly is the nature of this and how long is it usually for just someone at the analyst level? i.e. covering a certain industry in banking and then moving into an equity research or equity investing role in that same industry? investment-banking ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 24 2014 - 10:41pm -

  72. New Member Asking For Career Advice

    Here is some background of myself. I'm about to graduate from a non-target school, double majoring in mathematics and economics with 3.4 GPA. Due to working part-time by managing my parents' business, I wasn't able to obtain any internships ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2014 - 12:34am -

  73. What do you do in the "Insitutional clients- Debt sales" division?

    I am doing an internship at a large European investment bank in the "Instiutional cllients- debt sales" division. My background is in mathematics, with some lectures on derivative pricing. I do not consider myself to be particularly well-informe ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2014 - 6:33am -

  74. MESA Global

    Does anyone have any info on this firm? How well are they doing? Are they well-known and a good firm to work at if you are interested in the ib media and entertainment sector? investment-banking ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 12 2014 - 9:10pm -

  75. Upperclass undergrad

    Hi everyone- I just started my third to last semester in college. I also just recently regained my interest in I.B. and I want to learn more. I'd like to get my feet wet in the industry in the summer of 2015. This past summer I did stonework for a fr ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 10:54am -

  76. Available Immediately

    This is a moonshot, but I feel like it's worth posting. I have applied to over 300 jobs this summer and have had a few interviews, but no success. I have no professional experience-- all of my finance-related experience comes from class projects. Dur ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 7 2014 - 9:19pm -

  77. Will Goldman Sachs be the first in the industry to trade and invest with Quantum Computer?

    An article in American Bankers (http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/178_239/are-b...) states that Goldman Sachs invests in building the Quantum Computer. Apparently this quiet news that not makes waves in the financial community yet, is actually a turnin ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2014 - 2:41am -

  78. Scotiabank TMT

    Anyone previously interview with Scotiabank or TMT groups? any guides to focus on? any advice is helpful...interview this week investment-banking ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2014 - 10:48pm -

  79. Investment Banking from Ole Miss

    I didn't do as well as I could have in high school, so I am unable to get into any target ibanking schools. Previously to becoming interested in finance, I was planning to attend Ole Miss next year. Will my chances of becoming an investment banker be ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2014 - 3:37pm -

  80. CFD trading strategy

    Please check this link where you will find CFD trading strategy is free and in the some page you'll find more information and more articles on how to invest with no risk (copy and paste): detodosobrefinanzas(dot)com/estrategias-de-cfd-trading-2/ Fore ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2014 - 8:01pm -

  81. Moelis NYC vs. BAML/DB Coverage Group

    Mind providing pros and cons for a full-time position between a BAML / DB coverage group position and a Moelis NYC generalist position. Please provide insight on lifestyle, experience, exit ops. Thanks! investment-banking ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2014 - 2:58pm -

  82. I'd Like To Introduce Myself As A New Member

    Dear Fellow Wall Street Oasis Members: Hello, I received my bachelor's degree in political science from University of California, Berkeley. I now live in New York and am working to get an analyst position in investment banking. I am very new to finan ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2014 - 3:27pm -

  83. Michael Pj New WSO User

    Good Afternoon everyone! I heard about WSO a couple years ago from a friend Nathaniel who seemed to have a very strong understanding of financial services. I recall him teaching me at one point the breakdown of Bulge Bracket, midcap and boutique firms. He ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2014 - 12:51pm -