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  2. 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 ...

    22 comments11 Jan 2020 -

  3. 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 comments10 Apr 2013 -

  4. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  5. 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 comments24 Apr 2013 -

  6. 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 comments14 Jun 2016 -

  7. 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 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  8. Which would you rather be? A US Senator or an MD in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> at a BB? How about other political appointments like Congressman, Governor, or Mayor (e.g. of NYC)? MD managing director Senate- ...

    23 comments6 May 2020 -

  9. 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 comments6 May 2016 -

  10. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

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

    15 comments22 Jan 2018 -

  12. 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 comments11 Apr 2013 -

  13. 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 comments8 Mar 2011 -

  14. Sage Kelly Bio

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    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 comments31 Oct 2014 -

  15. Aaron Burr's blog 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 ...

    13 comments29 May 2015 -

  16. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  17. 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 comments20 Jun 2012 -

  18. 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 comments14 Aug 2014 -

  19. 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 comments2 Mar 2016 -

  20. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  21. Is this guy legit?

    Investment Banking

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

    11 comments9 Apr 2012 -

  22. 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 comments19 Sep 2010 -

  23. 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 comments29 Mar 2012 -

  24. 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 comments21 Jul 2011 -

  25. Have superday coming up and two of my interviews are with MDs. Want to know what is generally the norm when speaking with MDs: is it okay to refer to them by their first name only or should you use Mr/Mrs in front? Thanks managing director Interview All U ...

    4 comments21 Jun 2020 - Prospect in Other

  26. 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 comments31 Aug 2010 -

  27. 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 comments16 Aug 2013 -

  28. 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 comments6 May 2011 -

  29. 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 comments3 Feb 2018 -

  30. Should I call?

    Investment Banking

    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 comments19 Apr 2013 -

  31. 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 comments4 Dec 2018 -

  32. Harassment

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    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 comments16 Oct 2018 -

  33. GPA and the power of the MD

    Investment Banking

    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 comments17 Dec 2012 -

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

    4 comments11 May 2013 -

  35. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  36. 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 Can ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  37. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  38. 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 comments13 Dec 2018 -

  39. GS Partners

    Investment Banking

    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 comments20 Dec 2010 -

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

    3 comments8 Oct 2014 -

  41. Salaries in Toronto

    Investment Banking

    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 comments6 May 2020 -

  42. 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 comments25 Apr 2018 -

  43. 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 comments10 Oct 2010 -

  44. 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 comments20 Dec 2013 -

  45. ?'s to ask MD at BB

    Investment Banking

    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 comments3 Oct 2011 -

  46. 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 comments20 Feb 2011 -

  47. With the coronavirus lockdown in full force, the mind has more time to wander on random thoughts you've had but haven't bothered to unpack quite yet. As an Analyst, you're the fulcrum of everything which comes through on a transaction. Buil ...

    1 comment16 Apr 2020 -

  48. Day in the life of an MD?

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    Look, I know analysts stay all hours of the night and do factory work. Associates leave an hour earlier. VP's leave two hours earlier and lead the teams. I know this may vary, but what is the typical day of an MD look like from start to end? And whil ...

    1 comment31 Mar 2020 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  49. 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 comment30 May 2019 -

  50. 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 comment6 May 2020 -

  51. 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 comment6 May 2020 -

  52. 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 ...

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  53. 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 comment23 May 2018 -

  54. Senior banker compensation

    Investment Banking

    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 comment28 Dec 2017 -

  55. What to do after cold emails

    Investment Banking

    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 ...

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