~15 year career as an investment banking analyst/associate in ECM (SPACs) and leveraged finance/restructuring, hedge fund analyst/portfolio manager and currently as a corporate finance executive for a fast-growing start-up (led $70mm equity raise process). Have interviewed and spearheaded recruiting for investment banking, hedge fund and start-ups. If you're trying to break into investment banking, can give you mock interviews. Love mentoring young professionals and learning from others. Am decent with excel modeling, but am aware why model assumptions are way more important than the actual
07 Jul 2021
My school recently instated an opt-in pass/fail system for this semester due to COVID-19. If I opted in pass/fail to all classes, would that come off as lazy when recruiting for IB? As a banker, how would you view a student who has opted in pass/fail for classes? Currently, a sophomore with 3.9+ GPA so going pass/fail would allow me to retain a good GPA going into the recruiting summer.
26 Mar 2020
I am a currently a junior at a complete non-target in NY with literally 0 alumni working in Investment Banking. I have done a few boutique IB internships and about to start a PE internship in the spring. I have used the search function a million times to find quality information about non-target recruiting. Obviously, there is no OCR, so there are 2 options: networking and online applications. What I am mostly confused about is that I have heard people on WSO mention phrases like non-core recruiting, non-core superday, non-target superday.... Does that mean that non-targets only are only
21 Jan 2016
I am in the middle of the investment banking recruiting process and I was wondering about this: When the company is getting back to candidates after reviewing their applications, do they send the rejection emails out first or do they send candidates they want to invite for an interview an email first?
20 Mar 2020
Instagram account "Litquidity" posted this visual recently and wanted to gather thoughts on school placement. I attended one of the public schools near "Target AF" and was surprised to see the schools surrounding it. IMO some schools got shafted on placement... cough cough UCLA.
12 Oct 2021
Any tips on how to make a deal sourcing/business development internship at a PE firm look good for IB recruiting? I want to refrain from seeming like it's just a sales job, but have not done any modeling or real financial analysis. Maybe something about reading CIMs, writing NDAs, interacting with brokers? What have people done in the past and what will IB recruiters want to see on your resume with this type of experience? Much appreciated
29 Jun 2018
Hey I was curious if anyone had information on the McLean Group. They are a boutique IB based out of Northern Virginia; recruiting, dealflow, experience, interviewing etc.
14 Jul 2017
Currently a 3rd year master's in accounting (5-yr program) student at UT Austin McCombs looking to land an IB Summer 2020 internship in Chicago. Been networking with a couple of analysts these past few months, and I feel like I should hit them up again to catch up and talk more about their career / opportunities at their respective firms. Other than the fact that I joined an Industrials Fund at my school this past semester and booked a flight to Chicago to network in-person over April, there's not much else I can update my contacts on and (more importantly), not a lot of more advanced
17 Feb 2019