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  2. 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 comments21 Sep 2017 -

  3. Doing MBA research and a lot of schools break 'management' and 'strategy' consulting into two distinct categories in employment reports. Clearly the majority show MBB as 'management' consulting, but there are also some listin ...

    40 comments14 Mar 2018 -

  4. Fit and networking upwards

    Management Consulting

    Apologies if this question seems a bit naive but wanted to get this forum's opinion on educating oneself on certain topics in order to hold better conversations with longer tenure colleagues. As a 22-year-old analyst I'm not super interested in ...

    20 comments6 May 2020 -

  5. Hey guys, I'm currently going into my Junior yr of college, majoring in Finance. I have a 3.51 GPA and go to UIUC. I am interested in asset/investment management and I was wondering if you guys could suggest some companies that I should try to get an ...

    42 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  6. Greek God Theorem

    Off Topic

    Alright people, I'm coining the following Theorem: IF you type the name of any Greek God or Goddess followed by the word "capital," "investment," or "management" into Google, THEN you will find that there exists a compan ...

    20 comments6 May 2020 -

  7. McMaster-Carr Management Trainee Program

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Got an e-mail about this last week. Anyone know anyone in this program? It seems like they like to take kids from top schools, put them in their trainee program, and then the kids manage factory workers. It's still sounds more interesting than what I ...

    39 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  8. Just set up an army of 12 trial interns working on three different projects to help out WSO. I've managed small teams of interns before, but never a team of this quantity. I know it will go fine, and I feel like I have a great group of people to work ...

    37 comments2 Mar 2012 -

  9. Which firms do the most pure strategy work? As a percentage of their own work, by volume, etc. Thanks. strategy management Consulting to Saturday, September 3, 2016- 3:55am Salary ...

    16 comments3 Sep 2016 -

  10. I'm interested in what people think the best training is for starting a search fund. I know that this is becoming a more popular career option for people out of business school. For graduating undergrads who plan on going to business school 3-5 years ...

    7 comments18 Apr 2020 -

  11. What is the typical compensation range for an MBA (coming out of a top program) in investment management? Looking at Stanford GSB's statistics, it looks like the salary and signing bonus amounts to around $145k. What about end of year bonuses? Also, ...

    17 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  12. Is it better to be at a more prestigious firm (e.g. Deloitte) or a less prestigious firm but doing strategy work? strategy management Consulting Salary ...

    17 comments14 Jan 2016 -

  13. Hi there, it's really nice to be here! I've been reading the forums quite a lot lately, and decided to join to ask you this specific question. I'm about to start an MSc in Management, hoping to work at a top calibre strategy consulting firm ...

    12 comments6 May 2020 -

  14. Hi everyone, I'm a senior in undergrad looking to hopefully get into a top-tier consulting firm as an analyst next year after I graduate. My junior internship was done at a law firm, as I had previously wanted to go to law school after undergrad, but ...

    22 comments19 Nov 2010 -

  15. Hi everyonw, I am accepted by Imperial MSc Management and LSE MSc Management and Strategy. I am now very hesitating between those two schools. I am aware that LSE has a better reputation in city, however, I am not really quite into this programme compared ...

    10 comments6 May 2020 -

  16. Hey Everyone, I'm heading into my senior year and looking to get into Asset Management. I've compiled a list of asset/investment firms/hedge funds, ect. that I want to get more info on and apply to coming this fall. However, I was wondering if p ...

    17 comments17 Apr 2016 -

  17. Limiting myself

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I am currently in the trenches at Capital One Auto Finance managing a group of 16 risk associates (collectors on bad car loans).While CapitalOne was just named one of the top 10 places to find leaders, I have been struggling with the prospect of shorting ...

    16 comments3 Apr 2012 -

  18. Hi All, I'm currently a junior attending a target (ivy league) for I-banking. I was offered an unpaid/college credit internship with Merrill Lynch in Private Wealth Management; although it is in a regional office, it will be in a big city. Most stude ...

    17 comments10 May 2010 -

  19. I am scheduled to have a 2nd phone interview with Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management. Does anyone have any tips on what to expect? It is for a Financial Investment Professional position? What questions can I expect to be asked? Thanks all. Goldman Sa ...

    16 comments3 Jan 2011 -

  20. PWM compensation $$$

    Asset Management

    Title can't be more explicit; talking about US market, might also be interesting to compare with UK, Swiss, LUX and Montecarlo salaries... PWM management Sciences po Paris Money lifestyle comp- Other Western Europe ...

    8 comments6 May 2020 -

  21. Hello fellow monkeys, I'm currently preparing for FT recruitment this fall in Europe. I'm aiming for MBB + 2nd tier consulting firms. To give you some background information, I go to a target university in Europe and my recent internship was wit ...

    9 comments6 May 2020 -

  22. I have already signed the offer letter and underwent the background check. There is no mention of a drug policy or drug tests in the offer letter. Will I/ when will I be drug tested? drug test Morgan Stanley Wealth management Salary ...

    9 comments23 Jun 2017 -

  23. Hello everyone, I have offers from both schools mentioned above and would like to get your views on the schools/programmes. My career goal after graduating is to work in Management Consulting (preferably MBB in Germany) or in IBD (London or maybe Frankfur ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  24. Hi guys, Has anyone come across any good philosophy/ insights on how to identify strong management teams when making investment decisions? Would love to learn your thinking and recommendations on books/thought processes. thanks! management to Saturday, Ju ...

    7 comments14 Jul 2018 -

  25. Hey Monkeys- hoping you can help me out with this one. Question- how to create a model/conceptually grasp the return of an investor's (VC, family office, etc) series A/B/C funding during the event of an IPO, asset acquisition, or buyout. If it helps, ...

    6 comments5 Sep 2019 -

  26. Currently in consulting and trying to weigh a few options I have for my next engagement. The dilemma being should I prioritize project scope (e.g. Marketing Strategy, Growth Strategy, etc.) or the industry? As it turns out, with the options I have, these ...

    9 comments21 Jan 2016 -

  27. A recurring theme to many of my posts on small caps is the reader question "Why aren't activist investors involved?" For a lot of small undervalued situations the solution to undervaluation looks simple on paper. An activist investor buys s ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  28. I am doing a liberal arts major and I graduate spring 2016. So I'm thinking about going to do a second degree in finance or doing a MA in management. I think there is also a masters in finance where I have to take some prerequisites but didn't d ...

    9 comments30 Jul 2016 -

  29. Hi everyone, I'm currently a sophomore at the University of South Florida. I am beginning to think of what I want to eventually do career wise but am having a hard time deciding and finding "good" information. So far, I am thinking about Ma ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  30. I'm a college senior and was recently offered an analyst position with BlackRock Solutions Center. Does anyone have advice as to whether this position would help my career in the long run if I'd like to do actual investment management, or perhap ...

    9 comments3 Nov 2010 -

  31. HR woman avoiding me?

    Investment Banking

    Hey everyone, So I had a first-round interview with a prestigious Asset Management firm, and it went really well. The HR rep invited me back for a second-round interview with a few asset managers in the office. She told me to call her to set up a date, an ...

    8 comments2 Nov 2010 -

  32. GS FIP

    Asset Management

    Anybody know what this is? How it relates to the analyst / associate roles? Goldman gs Sachs PWM CFA management asset Salary ...

    7 comments7 Jan 2011 -

  33. Hi I am an American who just got accepted into LSE Finance and PE, Oxford MFE, and LBS MiM. (Still waiting to hear back from Cambridge MPhil Mgmt). LSE- heard it's like a factory. but obv good school Oxford- financial economics sounds not so serious? ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  34. Please don't hesitate on destroying this resume. Any thoughts and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I have 9 years of experience trading equities and would to change paths and work for a hedge fund or IB as an analyst. I have not been getting ...

    7 comments4 Dec 2009 -

  35. Hi Everyone, ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  36. According to BBC News, Nomura made a very bold move this week by appointing its first female CEO. Junko Nakagawa joined Nomura Securities Co. in 1988, working at its underwriting and finance divisions before leaving the company in 2004. This could start a ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  37. In a typical LBO, are management fees included as an expense in the P&L statement or do they act similar to dividends and are included in the cash flow statement? management fees ...

    6 comments23 Feb 2009 -

  38. I got a summer offer at CSIM in risk management. Is this a good route to go to get into PE or HF? How would you rank this firm? Summer Internship management asset Charles schwab Salary ...

    5 comments14 Apr 2014 -

  39. I'm considering trying to enter a career in Asset Management given my strong interest in investing and the markets, but I know I won't be happy in the long run unless I am a manager of people (instead of portfolios). Aside from being a founder o ...

    5 comments12 Jan 2014 -

  40. Looking for some advice.. Should I consider an offer from Marakon, given that I have been unsuccessful in securing an offer from MBB? How is their reputation these days? Exit opps? I have some opportunities to think about moving into industry or economic ...

    5 comments15 May 2015 -

  41. The roles seem similar. Except private banking seems to have more client interaction. Can someone please break down the differences in responsibilities, day-to-day, skills required, compensation and exit opps. Plus anything else you may deem relevant Any ...

    5 comments19 Feb 2013 -

  42. Why does the media love Buffet, yet portray Icahn so negatively? I like them both, but I think the world needs more shareholder activists like Icahn. Why does the media portray them as Gekkos instead of "watchful protectors." activist management ...

    5 comments9 Dec 2012 -

  43. Buy-Side Options / Low GPA

    Equity Research

    I'm quite interested in the buy-side of Wall Street however, my issue is that I have a low GPA (3.05). Granted I still have a year to improve it and I go to the most prestigious school in Canada. However, which realm of finance would be least picky a ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  44. In a recent survey, readers of the CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief were asked, "What is the biggest sin for an active manager relative to its relationship to an investment consultant?" 44% of people said that style drift is the biggest sin, fo ...

    4 comments17 Nov 2016 -

  45. I wanted to take the time to write a post about someone that isn't talked about much on this website. Stephen Covey, a management guru who died on July 16th, was one of the most successful management gurus ever. His book, "The 7 Habits of Highly ...

    4 comments21 Jul 2012 -

  46. Hi guys: I have a rookie question..in an LBO, how do you ensure alignment with management? Is it to give them stocks? How can one analyze what's the best way of doing so? Thanks! management ...

    3 comments2 Mar 2019 -

  47. College Student Career Advice

    Job Search Advice

    I am a junior currently majoring in Accounting. I am getting ready to take my GMAT and looking into different paths for my future, but i would like some advice from those of you who are familiar with the industry. Over the weekend i saw show about RNC cap ...

    4 comments2 Nov 2010 -

  48. Hi there! I'm about to apply to a summer internship at an asset manager to help with equity research. I go to a target school, but my school has policy that all students attend school during the summer of their sophomore year. I'm currently a ju ...

    3 comments15 Oct 2018 -

  49. Hey guys, I was wondering what some of the most recommended books are concerning portfolio management! equities portfiolio management securities derivatives ...

    3 comments1 Oct 2018 -

  50. What I Learnt This Week- Managing your time to be more effective and productive "A week in the life of..." can be vastly different across the financial industry: Trader vs. IB; Buy-Side vs. Sell-Side. One common thread however is that the worklo ...

    3 comments23 Nov 2013 -

  51. Economics vs Management

    Business School and GMAT

    I have to decide on Economics at Durham and International Management at Warwick; the last thread I posted got very few replies which i suspect may be down to the long title so I'm altering it slightly. Assuming that I want to enter a career in either ...

    3 comments21 Jun 2016 -

  52. Part I of the series on: Learning from Failure and the Justification that They're for the Sake of the Learning Curve Let me turn to you the attention of one article that would probably not have grabbed your attention: CNBC's "How Start Ups ...

    3 comments17 Mar 2013 -

  53. Equity Research to PWM

    Equity Research

    Hi all Buy side ER w/ ~4 years of experience + CFA. Looking to possibly switch in to PWM as the client interaction + skills learned in person finance attracts me (vs. digging through company financials). I know this may be a 'step down' in terms ...

    3 comments20 Jul 2014 -

  54. I am investigating whether "management (insider) trades add credibility to marketing activities (in this case product introductions)", thereby I am focusing on S&P 1500 companies with a time span from 1998 to 2009. I already have a data set ...

    3 comments30 Sep 2011 -

  55. One of my cousins franchised a Mrs. Field's Cookies a few years ago, and I was a part time manager helping out every once in a while. Would this 'leadership' experience be useful to put in if I could quantify things? I know it's pretty ...

    3 comments13 Jul 2011 -

  56. Has anyone here received an offer from Deloitte Consulting S&O? If so, how long did it take for them to get back to you after the final interview? Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. consulting time offer management deloitte Salary ...

    3 comments19 Oct 2010 -

  57. Hello everyone, I'm desperately in need of your input here. Any thoughts you have would be fantastic and much appreciated. I'll cut to it. Background: USA, completing my undergraduate degree(s) from a midwestern state-school. Performed well on G ...

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  58. Financial Management with Consulting and Full Service Management

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    TCMG provides three levels of services: Financial Management, Financial Management with Consulting and Full Service Management. If you are looking for best advice then contact The Commercial Management Group, Inc. Financial Management management commercia ...

    2 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  59. got a full-time offer for Alix Partners in the "Enterprise Improvement" division, London office. I'm from UK, I study here at a target and have no intention of moving to the US. What do you guys think about this company and division. I' ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  60. Supply chain management is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they flow within and among companies. While many business school students lean toward finance or accounting, supply chain management is slowly becoming up and coming in to ...

    2 comments26 Jan 2017 -

  61. I have 4 offers on the table from different firms in varied industries. The two that I am torn between are a large cards company for a Senior Manager role and E&Y Manager role in FSO Advisory (risk focus). Both are relatively comparable offers but dif ...

    2 comments14 Aug 2016 -

  62. Background: 26 year-old international student graduating next year (not an english speaking country) with MSc in Social Policy (LSE). I have Bachelors degree in business studies from National university. I have approx three years of experience in local go ...

    2 comments6 May 2016 -

  63. Best boutique strategy firms?

    Management Consulting

    What are some of the better boutique strategy firms? Having some trouble filtering boutique down into strategy focused firms. Thanks strategy management Consulting Salary ...

    2 comments14 Jan 2016 -

  64. Hi all, I have recently started becoming more interested in the investment management side of the industry, however feel that I do not know as much about it as I would like to. If anyone knows of any good resources (websites, books etc.) that explain the ...

    2 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  65. Was just curious to go ahead and compile a list of the interuniversity Asset Management and stock pitch competitions that exist so that interested students could have a chance of researching the competitions and applying for their school... and hopefully ...

    2 comments19 Jun 2011 -

  66. Marketing v. Management

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys I am about to make a choice on what route I want to go in school. I currently have no declared a major and I am looking towards Management or Marketing. I was going to do Finance but decided that it wasnt the right fit. I wanted to know if anyone ...

    2 comments8 Nov 2010 -

  67. I'm working now in IT for a credit card processing company and am applying for a product/project management position in a WS bank, but in my current company, a vice president is in charge of directors and 200+ people, meaning that a VP there is almos ...

    2 comments24 May 2010 -

  68. They only started in 2019 I think and there are no statistics on employment. How do you think the programs rank compared to Duke Fuqua MQM, Duke Fuqua MMS, UMich Ross MiM, Northwestern Kellogg MSMS, UVA McIntire MS Commerce, Notre Dame Mendoza MSM? MIM ma ...

    1 comment25 Mar 2020 -

  69. Hello Monkeys. I'm looking at AMs and couldn't help but notice that the strategies vary significantly across the board (obviously). That said, are there any investment strategies that would be very desirable to the market? Strategies that are le ...

    1 comment18 Sep 2019 -

  70. "Hi guys, I am planning to apply for MSc Finance at LSE for 2019/2020. I am wondering how high are my chances of getting a job at IB (preferably Equity Research) with Visa Sponsorship (I am a non-EU national) given that: 1. By 2019 I will hopefully p ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  71. Does anyone know of any Recruiting Firms that focus on Asset Management jobs in Texas in general, Dallas or Houston? I'm in the process of moving out to Texas, currently a Fixed Income Analyst in Philadelphia. Any suggestion are much appreciated Recr ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  72. Hi Monkeys, Hope you are all well. My question: looking to eventually break into PE. I currently have offers on the table from a boutique Financial Services-focused IB in NY and a boutique management consulting firm (NY or SF). Trying to decide between th ...

    6 May 2020 -

  73. New Joiner

    New User Introductions

    Hi everyone, Former (and current) frequent reader of WSO here, looking forward to being a full-time contributor, and advice seeker on the WSO Boards. A little about myself, I went to a big undergraduate business school, was a competitive athlete throughou ...

    6 May 2020 -

  74. management tips

    Management Consulting

    Managerial Economist: Responsibilities, Functions, and Role Skill planning and judicious decisions have special significance in the environment of solutions and uncertainties of complex financial problems of business firms. so there are Responsibilities, ...

    1 comment31 Dec 2017 -

  75. Hey, I'm currently enrolled in a MS in Management program at a top tier European university. The program is structured in three semesters, 2 spent at my university and one spent abroad. Therefore, I would like to apply for a non-degree program at top ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  76. Event Management Training

    Investment Banking

    WSO, Hi guys I recently got signed up to be a Brand Ambassador for this training program in Event Management based in Oxford, UK and taking place at Lincoln College at University of Oxford. I know it is not directly related to finance, but I thought some ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  77. Wall Street Oasis is looking for one or two hardworking/consistent/motivated/organized interns to help me manage the Campus Rep Program. The team is about 50 members now I and I really need someone to help me with motivating the team, keeping things organ ...

    6 May 2020 -

  78. As in the title, I am willing to trade the official 2010-2011 CV books of HBS /Wharton/Stanford for official Mck/BCG/Bain training materials. scanned copy is fine as well if you dont have electronic version. Send a PM if you're interested. Wharton an ...

    6 May 2020 -

  79. UToronto MMPA Program?

    Business School and GMAT

    Anybody here who graduated from, or is currently enrolled at the University of Toronto Master of Management & Professional Accounting? I'm trying to find out the quality of the program and the prospects of recruitment and employment after complet ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  80. In the day and age of Trump, the media has become increasingly aggressive and direct in their questions. Business leaders will find themselves needing new rules to navigate interviews. According to Enterprising Investor, business leaders should especially ...

    20 Jan 2017 -

  81. This is the fifth in a series called "Prime Brokerage Stories," real life experiences from a close family member who worked in this area of the Street for 30 years. For an introduction to PB so it all makes sense, see here: http://www.wallstreet ...

    1 comment9 Sep 2013 -

  82. EY FSO Advisory to FIG???

    Investment Banking

    Just got an offer for EY's FSO advisory group, but I am not that interested in it. I would much rather work in a MMB's financial institutions group. Does anyone have any insight/advice or perspective on how easy/difficult it would be to switch a ...

    1 Sep 2016 -

  83. LSE MOG versus US MBA

    Business School and GMAT

    London School of Economics management MBA Accenture United Kingdom ...

    9 Jun 2016 -

  84. Hi I am basically new to this whole Ibanking thing. I am wondering if Asset and liability management is a part of the IBD group? Asset and Liability Management asset liability management Liabilities Management Investment Banking capital markets ...

    1 comment26 Feb 2016 -

  85. DNA vs Revenue

    Management Consulting

    A basic question, but it's giving me nightmares. I've a tea stall that I started 2 years back. Today, 2 of my stalls are profitable, 4 are about to break-even. The places where I broke-even, gives me weird statistics- sandwiches sales are season ...

    1 comment24 Jan 2016 -

  86. evaluating Management

    Equity Research

    just curious, which criterias are generally used to evaluate management? and by that I mean, how do you understand if they know what they are doing or they have no clue. in fact, how can you get to assess, by talking to the actual people, whether they are ...

    1 comment14 Mar 2015 -

  87. Hey all, I'm not really familiar with Asset Management much (I'm an incoming S&T SA at a BB), but our university is hosting an asset management case competition in a few weeks and a couple of friends asked if I was interested in joining, so ...

    17 Mar 2014 -

  88. I am finance grad int.student who is seeking to graduate in May 2014.Lots of firms usually come to campus recruiting but i don't know whether AM firms are likely to sponsor int.ones for H1B.Is it really tough to be employed by them for me? management ...

    26 Jul 2013 -

  89. Hey everyone, I just got the chance to vie for a position with Bank of America in their Operations Management Analyst Program (OMAP) Internship for this summer and I'm wondering if anyone has any information on the program in addition to the pay, stu ...

    1 comment10 Jan 2013 -

  90. Is this FO, MO or BO?

    Job Search Advice

    Hey guys, I was just wondering whether Sales Management and Planning is Front Office/ MO or BO? From what I understand they work closely with Sales identifying new clients and strategies etc. They also sit on the trading floor which is usually the place o ...

    24 May 2011 -

  91. Hey guys, First post here so my apologies if this is the wrong section (I couldn't find anything like a sales forum).- If it is feel free to move it. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the Sales Management and Planning desk? From what I u ...

    1 comment13 May 2011 -

  92. You can specialize in finance and economics, accounting, or management in Rotman commerce. What is the specialty that has the best future?? Can you give me recommendations, advice and examples of what job I would get if I were to take one of these special ...

    1 comment10 Apr 2011 -

  93. To all those management consultants out there stuck in snow storms and spending mindless hours at airports waiting for your delayed flights, I have come across a hilarious short novel that'll make the clock tick a whole lot faster. "Stratemegize ...

    1 comment5 Mar 2010 -

  94. Hey, anyone have any info on Wellspring Cap Management? Size? Comp? Workload? Reputation? An out of work relative has some connections over there but has been getting a lot of conflicting info, so I thought I'd help him research the company a little ...

    17 Mar 2009 -

  95. Dwight Asset Management

    Asset Management

    I will probably have a chance to intern at Dwight Asset Management through connections, and while I am applying to other banks and firms I was wondering if anyone is familiar with them. Looking around, I've gotten that they have roughly 82bn under ma ...

    19 Jan 2009 -