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  2. Interview with WallStreetPlayboys: A Top 3 Institutional Investor Ranked Analyst (part 1/2)

    The following is Part 1 of an interview with WallStreetPlayboys (he is also available to answer your questions) Are you a professional and want to do an interview? View our interview template. What is your current job title and a one sentence description ...

    50 comments - 9 silver bananas - Apr 10 2013 - 9:36pm -

  3. Bad networking experience- MD/Partner- coffee chat- went wrong?

    So, I feel pretty bad about a coffee chat networking experience I had with an MD/Partner at a BB. I was connected through a friend and met this person at their office. I went in with the mindset just to introduce myself/why interested/ get to know the per ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 5 2018 - 8:05pm -

  4. Questions about VP/D/MD levels at investment banks

    I'm a student at a Canadian University since a lot of Canadians choose to stay in IB rather than move to PE or other exit opportunities, this is also the path I'm hoping to follow. The path from Analyst-VP is relatively straightforward but after ...

    15 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:55pm -

  5. Have you thought about doing anything other than finance?

    Have you ever asked yourself if my job didn't exist what else would I really enjoy doing career wise? Or have any of you ever thought about pursuing other interests possibly post MBA or after you have some finance experience on your record? Investmen ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 2:37am -

  6. Interview with WallStreetPlayboys: A Top 3 Institutional Investor Ranked Analyst (part 2/2)

    The following is Part 2 of an interview with WallStreetPlayboys (he is also available to answer your questions). See Part 1 Here. General Advice What is the one tip you would give to current students (ugrad and/or grad students) to help them succeed? Work ...

    33 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 24 2013 - 3:45pm -

  7. Can I Get an Analyst Position at an Investment Bank?

    Dear Investment Banking Forum, I would like to ask everyone who has a couple of minutes to view my LinkedIn profile and give me their honest opinion whether I have any shot at getting an investment banking analyst job and how best to get it. https://www.l ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2016 - 6:47pm -

  8. Lunch with a Managing Director. What to do?

    I was offered a lunch with one of the managing directors from risk management. I was going to network my way into investment banking or PE sometime during my analyst career (I am in risk management) and still feel very strongly about it. Should I accept t ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  9. What percent of people on wall street eventually get promoted to managing director?

    I heard it is one-fifth but I'm not sure. managing director wall street ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 7:00pm -

  10. Any advantages to networking with an Analyst?

    Is there generally any advantages to networking with Analysts? The only advantage I see is if you hit it off with them, they can refer you to an Associate, VP, or MD. So, essentially, to work your way up the ladder. I know at smaller boutiques, Analysts a ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2013 - 12:49pm -

  11. portfolio manager vs md (ibd) salary

    wouldn't a portfolio manager funning a fund at a bank make more than a MD in investment banking? comparing a goldman fund vs goldman md or William Blair (for mm) fund mangaer vs blair md hedge fund PM Salary MD AM managing director manager portfolio ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2011 - 5:29pm -

  12. Sage Kelly Bio

    Not sure if folks are following the Sage Kelly divorce and the accusations that the wife is asserting, but I'm a bit more interested in the guy's bio. I'm always interested in what the educational and career path looks like for the guys tha ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 31 2014 - 3:47pm -

  13. We Are The Street: USA for Wall Street

    There comes a time when we heed a certain call When The Street must come together as one There are layoffs happ'ning And it's time to lend a hand to bankers The greatest gifts of all... Deep in the throes of wintertime, I tend to listen to my iP ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 29 2015 - 8:06am -

  14. Which would you rather be? A US Senator or an MD?

    Which would you rather be? A US Senator or an MD in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division ">IBD at a BB? Ho ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2010 - 9:46pm -

  15. Networking is working.....I think.

    So...I've been networking a little bit. I've only sent out about 30 emails in the past 6-7 weeks. I've been surprised by how many responses I've gotten back. I think about 12 or 13 people have responded back, 6 or 7 people have respond ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 7 2011 - 10:50pm -

  16. Managing Directors or Baby Sitters?

    We all know finance jobs are demanding and people constantly work long hours to slog through copious amounts of models and presentations. I didn't realize, however, that some MD's seem to think that they are also babysitters as well. A first-yea ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2012 - 4:45pm -

  17. Article's Afterthought Raises Some Questions

    I am a fan of the news. I read as many different newspapers from around the country as often as I can, and every once in a while, I see what amounts to an afterthought that really should have a story of its own. Recently, I came across a piece in the Chic ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2014 - 3:03pm -

  18. Many MDs/Directors but little staff

    I was just curious if anyone had any insight or read into when you see a bank (typically middle market/boutique) in which the higher ups vastly out number staff (analyst, associates and vps), I was just curious what implication this had on how I should vi ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 25 2016 - 3:57pm -

  19. DB MD high on bath salts assaults cop, gets F'ed up

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/08/21/police-r... [quote] A Deutsche Bank executive is suing the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly using excessive force and CBS2 has obtained the police report at the heart of Brian Mulligan's $50 millio ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2012 - 5:36pm -

  20. Is this guy legit?

    Don't use names kids. managing director ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2012 - 10:00am -

  21. Sell Side and Promotions in Toronto?

    Hey everyone. I'm a Canadian student hoping to get a FT position in Toronto in a few years and I had a couple questions as to how the industry here works. How often do people in Toronto stay in IB rather than jump to buy side? I heard it's more ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 3 2017 - 12:18pm -

  22. Weekend Wars: The Associates

    Much maligned and oft misunderstood. The Investment Banking Associates. To many analysts they are the deadbeat hippie embroidery/glass blowing double majors who decided to get their acts sort-of-straight and become investment banking lifers with no better ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 19 2010 - 2:33pm -

  23. What exactly does an MD do on a daily basis?

    So I think I get the basics of what an MD does- source clients for deals, such as acquiring a company and provide advice on the deal, for example- but I am still confused on what they do on a day to day basis. When they're on the road, they are obvio ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2012 - 8:22pm -

  24. What firms (besides Goldman) fast-track employees?

    What firms, besides Goldman Sachs, fast-track employees? What firms are willing to promote Analysts to Associates after only two years, rather than three years? Same goes for promoting Associates to Vice Presidents after two years. Investment Banking prom ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2011 - 7:46pm -

  25. Early Bonus Season

    Christmas might come early to Wall Street this year. WIth higher taxes in 2011 and beyond a distinct possibility, Wall Street banks are looking to do right by employees and pay out their bonuses before the anticipated IRS onslaught. So what is the general ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2010 - 12:38pm -

  26. Career Investment Bankers: Does Anyone Plan On Going the Whole Way?

    After about a year on this site I've noticed that there are very members who are Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, and Partners. As far as those in PE and other things I see a wide range of users at different positions every now and then. Are ther ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2013 - 10:15am -

  27. Do senior bankers go to events?

    Do senior bankers attend events suchs as: The World Economic Forum in Davos Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas Any other events related to a specific industry or business/finance events Do you know any others? banker Investment banker senior investment ba ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 23 2018 - 6:48pm -

  28. Average tenure of an MD at Goldman only around 8.5 years?

    I thought it could be roughly estimated with just # of MD's hired per year and # of MD's total. MDs/(#MDs hired/year) = average tenure of an MD. (ie: a firm has 10 MD's, one MD hired per year, means average tenure is 10 years) From this art ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2011 - 5:25am -

  29. MD of Boutique Told Me To Follow Up With Him The Following Week- I Did With a Phone Call and An Email...Now What?

    I got the chance to sit down in front of an MD and he told me to follow up with him the following week since he's flying out to a different city and he wouldn't have time to speak with me. I waited until the exact day he told me to follow up wit ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 4 2018 - 8:04pm -

  30. Should I call?

    Hi guys, I have an informational interview coming up next week. I was wondering, should I call or do they call me? I don't have her contact information, aside from her e-mail address, but I can ask. Although, I gave her my contact information. Again, ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2013 - 7:32pm -

  31. Harassment

    Someone I know started go get drinks with her bosses every single night. After few months the managing director tried to kiss her and she said no and let her go. She told her other boss about it and told him not to report it but later she hired lawyer to ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 16 2018 - 7:05am -

  32. GPA and the power of the MD

    I was wondering how important is GPA in terms of getting through to the superday? Here is some context. I go to a target school, and am majoring in Art History with a GPA of 3.6. A MD was kind enough to vouch on my behalf, and I think I have a high probab ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2012 - 4:00pm -

  33. Had Off the Cusp Interview with MD

    I'm going to purposefully leave out some details from this post to avoid being "outed". I had an interview the same day I handed my report to an MD of a notable bank. An hour after handing it in he emailed me asking me to meet with him for ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 12 2018 - 11:08am -

  34. How liquid are banking salaries?

    Is the majority of an investment banker's salary paid to them as stock options? managing director ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2013 - 11:45am -

  35. Chances of making MD at a Big 5 Bank?

    Hello fellow monkeys I got a question for you. I'm in my last year at a top business school in Canada and I'm fairly sure I'll secure an analyst position at one of the Big 5s in Toronto or maybe even Calgary. My dream finance career would b ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 24 2018 - 3:40pm -

  36. Big 5 vs BB Senior Position Comp

    Hey does anyone know what the comp difference is at a VP/MD position when at a BB in NYC vs when at a Big 5 in Toronto? How much would a VP and MD make at Goldman compared to RBC for example? Thanks Big 5 managing director Vice President Bulge Bracket ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 16 2018 - 5:10pm -

  37. GS Partners

    Hi guys, Quick question I've been pondering- since at Goldman you can become a partner at the top level, does that make it impossible to reach such a high income at other firms? Would regional/industry heads at other BBs / top boutiques be making sim ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2010 - 4:33pm -

  38. Invitation for interview with Rothschild MD after first-round

    Last week, I went for an interview with Rothschild Global Advisory for a long-term internship in Brussels, where I got interviewed by 5 different people who were all either analysts or assistant directors. The MD was out of town so I did not get interview ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 4 2018 - 4:43am -

  39. How much do Managing Directors and Partners make at Goldman Sachs?

    Lots of numbers are either inflated or deflated these days. I heard partners make approx. $500-800k. managing director ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2014 - 10:51pm -

  40. Can you get laid off if there's no space above?

    More specifically could a VP who's a good worker and bringing in clients not make it to MD since all positions are filled and he's passed 3 years? If so would he have options like getting hired into another bank or is he screwed since he had no ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 25 2018 - 11:48am -

  41. Salaries in Toronto

    Anyone aware of REAL salaries in Toronto? what is the compensation for every level? I'm inclined to think somewhere around these numbers: ALL IN SALARIES Analyst (1-3 years): min- 130k & max-185k Associate: min- 220k & max- 320k VP: min- 400k ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 4 2018 - 7:11pm -

  42. Weekend Wars: Hands vs. Eyes

    I have yet to commission a full-fledged study, but I would bet the two most popular questions on WSO are: 1) How do I break into IB from a non-target? 2) Here's my resume, what do you think? So many different responses, so many times a person told &q ...

    2 comments - 7 silver bananas - Oct 10 2010 - 11:55am -

  43. Meeting with Managing Director Over Coffee- What to expect?

    Hi all, I've recently joined WSO and already have come up with some questions hoping to get some advice on... I'm meeting with a Managing Director of a BB bank on Monday over coffee. I'm recently graduated with a BA in Finance and networked ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2013 - 6:04pm -

  44. ?'s to ask MD at BB

    monkeys, With recruiting season approaching I have begun cold emailing bankers trying to set up meetings in person and/or phone conversations. I happened to get a response from a MD in a respected department at a BB. I'll do the usual look up this gu ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2011 - 5:43pm -

  45. Interview with Managing Director of McKinsey: Dominic Barton

    Here are a series of videos that I found on youtube where McKinsey 's Global Managing Director, Dominic Barton, is being interviewed. http://thepoppedkernel.blogspot.com/2010/02/conver... His journey to the top is really quite interesting. Perhaps hi ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2011 - 10:02am -

  46. How does someone know they want to be an MD/that they’d be a good MD?

    All the analyst work that people do seems to be Excel/PowerPoint editing and financial models. But MDs are more relationship-driven roles. So how does someone know they'll like/be good at being an MD as an analyst or before even if the work isn' ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 30 2019 - 12:42am -

  47. Networking Meeting with the President of Boutique Investment Bank, what do I ask him about? Best way to ask for an internship?

    Hi all, I am a recent graduate who is going to be pursuing an MSF starting in the late summer/early fall. My goal is to break in to investment banking, but I do not have previous IB internships. I know it is late but I am still hustling to get something, ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 23 2018 - 5:12pm -

  48. What Is A Managing Director (MD)?

    Managing Directors (MDs) are the highest-ranking role within an investment bank without becoming a Group Head or C-Level Officer. Their job is to find clients and get deals for the firm, and they get paid according to how successful they are. It is rare t ...

    - silver bananas - Aug 27 2012 - 9:01pm -

  49. Investment banking salaries- Canada edition

    Could anyone give me figures about their overall compensation starting from Associate, VP and going up to MD in Toronto? At BIG 5, Bulge brackets, and Boutiques to compare them all I'm guessing VP's go at about 450k to 650k, Directors 650k-1M, M ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Feb 25 2018 - 11:39am -

  50. Compensation of senior banker in TORONTO

    Could anyone give me figures about their overall compensation starting from the VP and going up to MD? At BIG 5, Bulge brackets, and Boutiques to compare them all I'm guessing VP's go at about 450k to 650k, Directors 650-1M, MD's 1-5 Millio ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Feb 16 2018 - 10:13am -

  51. Senior banker compensation

    Do senior bankers eat what they kill? If so, what's their % of comission on a deal or any business they generate? How are bonuses calculated? 2016 investment banking banker banking salaries banker salary senior banker pay managing director banking bo ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Dec 28 2017 - 3:43pm -

  52. What to do after cold emails

    I have been sending out a lot of cold emails recently and have got a phone call with an MD coming up. I do not have a lot of experience with networking and was wondering what I should be prepared to talk about. What are the dos and don'ts for this ki ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2015 - 7:00pm -