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  2. Life after Investment Banking

    Like a majority of people who are on this website, I used to come on here and write bullshit about a life partly my own, partly fantasy. I'm now going to uncloak the anonymous man and tell you my story. My name is Stephen Ridley. I graduated from a t ...

    320 comments - 123 silver bananas - Jul 13 2017 - 4:56pm -

  3. Prestigious Pete

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to myself, Prestigious Pete. I am a jealousy amalgam, created from combining all the conceited, self-assured finance super douches into one man called Prestigious Pete. After finishing up at Andover, I went on to atte ...

    241 comments - 20 silver bananas - Apr 6 2017 - 4:35pm -

  4. My Biggest Career Mistake to Date: Prestige

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 10/1/12. I occasionally get PMed by people at colleges I've never heard of before, asking if they have a shot at IBD. Folks, why IBD? The finance world is broad and varied, and t ...

    108 comments - 18 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 4:42pm -

  5. RBC Investment Banking Future

    Hey guys, I'm a current junior and have accepted an offer from RBC IBD for a summer internship. I'm just curious what the general opinion is about the future of RBC. From what I hear, RBC has a great culture and is recruiting aggressively to try ...

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

  6. Prestigious Phone Area Codes- $10,000 for a 212/310/415 Number?

    Area codes are tied to geographic areas by nature and assigned to individual districts that are correlated to certain types of businesses. If you are a cold caller or do any telemarketing, you would these by heart. For instance, having a 212 area code is ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 11:00pm -

  7. Piper Jeffries & Co.

    So... what is the impression of Jefferies nowadays? I remember back in the Leveraged Sellout days, Jefferies was the brunt of most WSO (IBO back then) jokes. What about now? Jefferies has grown since then, and it's deals are bigger than before. http: ...

    66 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2017 - 2:09pm -

  8. Is the competition for banking artificially inflated?

    Everyone's input is welcome, but I'd really like to hear from veterans in this post--those above age 30 who have fully developed careers and lives. I attend a target Ivy League school and the competition for investment banking internships has be ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2014 - 12:58am -

  9. Is FBR taken seriously?

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone takes FBR seriously. They were once considered a pretty good boutique I think, as they handled smaller deals (especially during tech boom and other stuff in D.C. area) They were trading at 0.21 cents as of closing price toda ...

    39 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  10. Is This True: PE/IB Firms Ask Your for Your SAT Scores?

    I've read this I think once or twice on WSO and many other times on random places on the internet. Clarifications from anyone who is actually in PE would be much appreciated. If they do ask, could one just lie, or do they go through the trouble of re ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2016 - 12:57am -

  11. How Much Money Do You Need?

    Need is a difficult concept to define. Is there an adequate measure? Perhaps not for the masses, but it should be easier on Wall Street... right? I find that my financial needs have changed over the years in direct correlation to my perspective on life. I ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 12:25pm -

  12. Ugrad Vs. Grad- Prestige

    What do you feel is more prestigious, a top undergrad with a second tier graduate school or a second tier undergrad with a top tier grad school? I've noticed this recently with people I've spoken to. Guys going from HYP undergrad to state school ...

    53 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 11 2012 - 10:41pm -

  13. Most Prestigious Pokemon Cards

    I need WSOs help in ranking the tiers of Pokemon cards. I figured that I would send them in my thank yous for interviews but I don't want to waste high prestige cards on low prestige firms. I was thinking something along the following: *** Japanese M ...

    33 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 12 2014 - 9:36am -

  14. More prestigious? HBS vs HLS?

    usually in society, which one "sounds" more prestigious? i know all the bankers from HBS make a shitload more money, but then again, money doesn't always equal "prestige". There are car salesmen who make $3 Million and restaurant ...

    112 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 6 2011 - 1:34pm -

  15. How prestigious is NYU Stern (UG) throughout the country?

    I've asked Sternies on their Facebook group and they all agree that Stern has a tremendous presence on wallstreet, as many major firms go to hire there annually. Based on your experiences, is Stern really that highly regarded among major firms? Also ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2014 - 8:30pm -

  16. Slave to Prestige?

    Hey guys, So I've been thinking alot lately about the emphasis we (prospective/current finance professionals) put on value judgments of prestige and success. I understand that for many its more than often a struggle to strike a foothold in such a com ...

    109 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 1:23am -

  17. leaving IB, next steps...

    I'm confused. I used to post on here a couple of years ago, most of what I posted was bullsh*t. The truth is I was in my final year at university, I'd just done an internship, wasn't sure how I felt about it as a prospective life, and I wan ...

    52 comments - 33 silver bananas - Apr 27 2011 - 10:39am -

  18. Out of Undergrad: PE or Top IBD?

    Obligatory already used search engine/not trolling-- I'm trying to hear some current opinions on doing sell-side banking immediately vs. trying for the buy-side out of undergrad. My school historically places a handful of people into BB 's/globa ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 7:25pm -

  19. Most "Status" oriented cities (Where to get a job?)

    I read the forums on different cities in the US and the "feel" of them, but I'd like to know which are very focused on "status" and "prestige" My take: 1. New York City-very hierarchical, most chicks looking for older gu ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2013 - 5:55pm -

  20. What is the most prestigious PE firm?

    would it be: 1. KKR 2. BX 3. Carlyle? also what constitutes a mega fund these days? private equity PE prestige ranking ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2013 - 3:08pm -

  21. The Dreams of a BB Analyst

    Sat at your desk, getting texts from off old friends, and girls you could've got on, who are out partying just a couple of blocks from you. Sat at your desk, falling asleep, feeling the emotional, physical and mental pain of yet another all nighter. ...

    50 comments - 11 silver bananas - Apr 7 2010 - 8:21am -

  22. How to get Respect...

    Bankers are among the smartest people in the world, though so easily manipulated. Why is it that as soon as graduates enter banking, they suddenly feel so inadequate that they change everything about themselves. We are meant to be the movers and the shake ...

    45 comments - 16 silver bananas - Mar 16 2010 - 9:39pm -

  23. The Prestige

    The Prestige Recently, I've become inundated with questions/concerns regarding prestige from recent grads working without banking offers and analysts that have been laid off but still lined up jobs. I've also seen a few posts on WSO with people ...

    52 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2008 - 1:46am -

  24. Plumbers Will Be Richer Than Bankers

    With apologies to NBC...this is must see TV. In the following Tech Ticker interview, Boston University Prof. Laurence Kotlikoff states that high profile careerists like doctors, lawyers and investment bankers may wind up packing a less powerful dollar tha ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2011 - 12:25pm -

  25. America's Most Prestigious Suburbs

    Since everyone loves debating the prestige of each bank, why not debate the prestige of all the affluent suburbs around the country that many of us have either lived in or are working hard towards moving to one day. When evaluating an area's prestige ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2012 - 12:15am -

  26. The Prestige Race

    I know this forum and Wall Street as a whole places a large premium in prestige, and so have I (not willingly but just the way I was raised I guess) but it's really a race you cannot win. Remember how happy you were when you got into Harvard, Yale, o ...

    51 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 17 2010 - 1:12pm -

  27. bullshit breakdown (for prospective monkeys)

    Breaking down the bullshit for the prospective monkeys! Any questions, feel free to ask on here on PM me. Department: IBD at a major BB, London office Number of girls that I've managed to sleep with as a direct result of working at a bank: 0 (got wit ...

    54 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 8 2010 - 6:41am -

  28. Privilege gets you ahead

    Going to a prestigious prep school is going to put you further ahead than even a prestigious college? An Institute for Fiscal Studies report shows that UK graduates who went to private school earn thousands of pounds more a year than their state-educated ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2014 - 8:48am -

  29. Doctor or Lawyer?

    Internal Medicine Doc, or Attorney who attended a Top 5 Law School- which title holds more prestige? prestige ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2015 - 10:35pm -

  30. NYT Global Employability Ranking 2012

    Finally a ranking that matters... SOURCE: Emerging METHODOLOGY: Between May 18 and June 7 of 2012, more than 2,500 recruiters and 2,200 international chief executives and business managers were asked to select their top universities. The countries represe ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2012 - 12:01am -

  31. The Ivy League

    This post is mostly for those of you that attend Ivy League schools, or are seriously in debt. If you had the opportunity to attend HYP, would you take on $100k in debt just to say, "I went to HYP" even if you only make 50k/yr for the next 10 ye ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2013 - 8:57pm -

  32. Why Prestige Really Matters

    So, everyone is a prestige whore in some way or another. Let's be honest. For every 1 person who can afford to pay cash for an S500 AMG but drives a Prius for the mileage, there are 100 million people who finance a car they can't really afford. ...

    13 comments - 6 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 9:56pm -

  33. Money, prestige, and values

    I think it's fair to say that most of us in finance are motivated in large part by money. One of the reasons why people on WSO care so much about working at certain firms is the lure of the bonuses as well as exit opportunities for jobs that pay even ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2012 - 6:45pm -

  34. LONDON- LAZ v BAML v BarCap (Exploding offers, need advice)

    Hi everyone, Have SA offers for each of these in London, Laz will be a random industry team, BAML is a generalist pool with bits of work from different industries (stick with one you click with, have met and really liked HC, could try to swing joining) an ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2015 - 4:31am -

  35. Vault 2010 Prestige Rankings: Top 50 Investment Banks

    1 Goldman Sachs & Co. 2 The Blackstone Group 3 Morgan Stanley 4 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 5 Lazard 6 Greenhill & Co. 7 Credit Suisse (Investment Banking Division) 8 Evercore Partners 9 Deutsche Bank AG 10 Rothschild 11 Barclays Capital 12 Perell ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2011 - 4:08pm -

  36. Open a Franchise?

    So there is no real good board for this question, but this is the closest. Anyway, I was wondering what peoples' thoughts were on opening a commercial retail franchise like a McD's or a 7-11. Zero prestige in it obviously, but if you're goo ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2010 - 1:35pm -

  37. On Prestige

    I am writing this post not only to explain "prestige" to new and inexperienced readers, but also to reassure the readers in the industry that some people here understand the game. Let me begin by making a blanket statement that many agonizing pr ...

    27 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 23 2011 - 4:25pm -

  38. McDonald's: Harder Than Harvard

    Good news prospective monkeys! Your prayers have been answered. You do not need to worry about your future. Talks of America's demise have been greatly exaggerated and overblown. Apparently, it is now easier to get into Harvard, than it is to get a j ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2011 - 12:58pm -

  39. Best B-School for Banking

    Would it be really stupid to pass on Wharton to attend Sloan? I also just got into Booth today, and with the rankings shift that doesn't seem too bad an option either. Sloan was the school I like the most (haven't attended Booth or Wharton weeke ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2016 - 9:50pm -

  40. Lucite at the bar

    How common is it for you to bring your first lucite to the bar and pop bottles? I know at my firm it's standard for analysts but I wanted to see if it's the same around the Street. I was sorta embarrassed when I showed mine off at the club becau ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 25 2012 - 3:51pm -

  41. Another Take on Target Schools: Representation at America's Elite B-Schools

    People discuss target schools and rankings all the time but usually people just toss out anecdotes with no facts to back up their statements. One way to gauge how strong of a target school a certain college is to see how many alums end up at elite busines ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 8 2012 - 4:15pm -

  42. Are the Vault Guide Rankings Accurate?

    Kind of curious to see what people think about the Vault Guide Prestige rankings (mostly on prestige). Seems a little subjective and biased to me... For example, how is Qatalyst #15 in prestige? They kill it in tech and are widely known as the best tech b ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 12 2017 - 11:35pm -

  43. Do back office people know they are back office?

    So there's this group called Securities and Fund Services at Citi. From reading the website it sounds like ops to me. Would this be BO /MO? http://www. Citigroup.com/transactionservices/home/securities_svcs/index.jsp Furthermore, do the people that w ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2011 - 9:08pm -

  44. WSO University Rankings

    There is always a lot of talk about 'target' schools, 'prestige' and the like. I'm genuinely curious exactly how people on this site measure which universities are 'top tier'. From the perspective of an Australian, this ...

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  45. Moving up the ranks

          So I will be interning at a boutique investment bank this summer as I unfortunately could not secure a position with a Big 4 accounting firm. Given the level of prestige of working in accounting, what do you beleive my chances are of ...

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  46. Only HYP matters?

    That is more or less the argument of this author. Interesting read, but I'm sure many people will disagree with the conclusion. http://chronicle.com/blogs/percolator/brown-and-co... Recruiting finance prestige Network Ivy ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2011 - 2:36pm -

  47. maf

    . prestige ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2015 - 7:39pm -

  48. HF Naming: Gravitas indicates poor performance

    A recently published study called "Hedge Fund Flows and Name Gravitas*" claims to "We also document that having a name with gravitas is associated with abnormal negative performance: high name gravitas funds have lower returns, alphas, Shar ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 1 2017 - 1:26pm -

  49. Most Prestigious Socks?

    Hey again you monkeys! I was wondering where I could purchase the most prestigious socks. I already have my entire ensable down for HS prom (yes, i'm in HS might as well start early right?) which includes ferragamo loafers, my dad's rollie, a he ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 15 2015 - 3:30pm -

  50. Now What: Harvard or Wharton?

    Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry for posting about deciding on where to go for college, but....I was admitted off the Harvard waitlist with the condition that I can attend for the class of 2021 (i.e., I'd have to take a gap year). I had already been ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2017 - 11:13am -

  51. Lazard DC Office got info anyone??

    Anybody know anyone/got info about Lazard 's DC office? I just know that they do M&A in defense/aerospace. Anybody know about the dealflow / pay / pe placement / hours / culture / anything? thanks!! Banking investment prestige lazard DC innovativ ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:03pm -

  52. IBD Group Rankings

    . prestige rankings WHORE ...

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  53. For All You Prestige Whores

    TPG is now recruiting undergrads for analyst positions in their PE arm. I don't know how many schools they are reaching out to, but they are recruiting at my non-Harvard/Wharton target. private equity prestige TPG ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2012 - 8:52pm -

  54. Important of Undergraduate College Prestige

    At least based on the forums here, a school's name even on the undergrad level seems to matter a lot... more than it should. Like on the thread discussing Berkeley vs Cornell, or AKA Haas vs Cornell, many people were saying Cornell simply due to its ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2014 - 4:52pm -

  55. Which school for accounting?

    I want to go into banking. I've come to a point where I'm thinking of going back to school for a masters in accounting next fall, to get a shot at recruiting. I'm a class of 09 grad, so I'll have 1 yr work experience going into school( ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2009 - 10:51pm -

  56. How are these banks?

    Anyone have an idea how these banks are looked upon, deal flow, etc. Thomas Weisel Partners GCA Savvian Lincoln International Robert Baird Investment Banking prestige rank Deal Flow ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2009 - 2:02pm -

  57. Be a WSO Troll

    Interested in being a WSO Troll? let me know. PM or email me at [email protected] We don't expect you to put in much more addt'l time than you already spend on WSO, just that you help keep an eye out for opportunities to troll whi ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2012 - 8:55am -

  58. delete please.......

    delete please, sorry for any inconveniences. prestige preftige ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2014 - 2:29pm -

  59. Hedge Funds and "Prestige"

    Hi All, I'm curious about the role of prestige and pedigree in hedge fund recruiting: how much does it matter when you're going from one HF to another? In other words, when HF X is looking for a junior-level analyst, do they care most about (a) ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2015 - 1:00am -

  60. Mandara Capital- Culture, Pay, Prestige?

    Hey all, anyone heard of Mandara Capital? I had an interview with them and the next step would be a face to face in London. Just want to see if anyone has in depth knowledge of the company culture, presitge, pay, and anything else that I might need to kno ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  61. The Allure of Wall Street

    As I stride down the streets of Manhattan, alpha male blood making the cold behave my like my bitch, volatility, I cannot help but wonder: What happened to the prestige of Wall Street? Once upon a time, loaning out money for interest was a sin. How we hav ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 23 2011 - 9:10pm -

  62. Settling a retarded "prestige" issue bet

    Magna cum Laude vs. Summa cum Laude: does it matter? both check the box, right? so an applicant with one has 0 advantage from this over another, if they are from the same target? Not to sound defensive but Magna > Summa in the sense that the person was ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2010 - 10:18am -

  63. Staples v Binder Clips

    which is more prestigious? prestige ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2011 - 10:19pm -

  64. Prestige of Bankers in LA and SF?

    So we all know that replying with "Investment Banking" to the question "What do you do?" in New York will make ladies swoon and guys jealous. New York City is built off finance and rightfully celebrates its toolish and prestige-whoring ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2009 - 2:02am -

  65. This is where you should work, bank by bank, market by market

    From efinancialcareers.co.uk http://news.eFinancialCareers.co.uk/newsandviews_i... This is where you should be working, bank by bank, market by market 4 April 2011 Sarah Butcher If you aspire to work for a bank that's the global market leader in your ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2011 - 6:51pm -

  66. "The New Kings of Wall Street"

    It seems that the trend we are seeing is indicative of what is to come in terms of an emerging global super league of investment banks. If you look at hiring patterns, potential compensation/bonus payouts, government ownership, market share growth, reputa ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2009 - 11:56am -

  67. Emory B-School (Goizeuta) Prestige?

    Hey guys. I will be attending Emory University next year, and am strongly considering the undergrad business school, Goizeuta, for junior and senior year (it's a 2 year school). I'm wondering how "prestigious" the b-school is- how repu ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2010 - 5:59pm -

  68. Trading and Prestige

    Does the brand name or the prestige of the firm matter as much if you are a junior trader as opposed to an IBD analyst? I figure your specific group's performance and your PnL would matter a lot more than the prestige of your bank's name. Am I c ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2010 - 1:20pm -

  69. Ranking of Management Consultants in Europe in terms of prestige &exit opps

    What is the ranking of management consultants in terms of prestige & exit opps, for Europe? (AT Kearney, Bain, BCG, McKinsey, OC&C, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger, Simon Kucher, Strategy&) Consulting management consulting prestige ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 1:19pm -

  70. Europe: Roland Berger Strategy Consulting vs. Monitor Group

    I have offers from both Roland Berger and Monitor for internships in Europe. What are your thoughts on the two firms and how they compare? I am mainly looking for prestige here, both within Europe and beyond. Thank you for your help. consulting recruitmen ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2011 - 6:37pm -

  71. Healthcare Consulting- Is MBA "Prestige" as big of a deal?

    I'm in a [very] low-tier BS / MBA program and have just two classes left from the MBA. Yes I regret this now, as previously was unaware of how important a MBA's brand name was for some careers. Originally my goal was to climb the ladder in hospi ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 24 2014 - 7:45am -

  72. Advice needed: Finish low-tier MBA or Drop Out? Healthcare Consulting

    Cliffnotes: 2 choices. Finish crappy MBA, attend a top MPH or MHA and have a dual MBA /MHA on the CV. Or drop out from said crappy MBA and start off fresh. I'm a college student attending a low tier small private school in the Southeast. Unfortunatel ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 22 2014 - 8:21pm -

  73. Good advice from Steve Jobs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA&feature... This is for all those who think prestige is uberall. prestige steve jobs ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2010 - 12:42pm -

  74. Corp Fin Brand Name (SBs for good posts!)

    I'm thinking of making a career transition, and WSO has always given me good advice. I'm willing to bust out the Silver Bananas for your help! I am am a corporate finance analyst (FP&A) at a large software company that you HAVE heard of, but ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2012 - 12:17am -

  75. S&T Prestige

    I guess I should be asking this question elsewhere, but I feel like the bullpen is the most *(and possibly only) regularly visited forum on this site. I have a question regarding s&t. I was wondering if there is a preference/prestige regarding s&t ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2011 - 11:53am -

  76. Prestige of Lehman and Bear before they collapsed

    We all know about Lehman and Bear and how they collapsed. But probably most people who are just graduating or just started working don't really know what was "FEELING" of saying "I got an offer from Lehman" or "I work at Bear ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2009 - 1:29am -

  77. Help ASAP!! 911

    I shit my pants, calling it a shart would not be a fair description of this monster. Do I tough it out and sit in my own fecal matter for the next few hours? Do I go to the bathroom and clean it up? Should I just go home and change? The latter 2 of the ch ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2011 - 3:07pm -

  78. The company you keep: A world without exit ops

    So forgive me if this turns into one of "those" threads, but I was a bit curious about something... Everyone on this board seems obsessed with the "exit ops" from whatever job they get out of undergrad. But what if that weren't an ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2011 - 8:08pm -

  79. What is the most prestigious way to get over the flu?

    I AM SICK. I hate being sick; I become both physically and mentally incapacitated whenever this phenomenon occurs, and I absolutely hate feeling weak. However, the BSH (Big Swinging Hair, duh) in me likes to think that this sudden raw-nosed, snot-ridden, ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2015 - 7:39pm -

  80. Middle Market Rising?

    As the standalone bulge bracket investment bank becomes a thing of the past, what will be the affect on the prestige and position of the dominant middle market banks (Lazard, HL, etc.)? market middle bank rising prestige ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2008 - 12:57pm - Anonymous Monkey

  81. Prestige or job responsibilities?

    I'm currently starting my fourth year in ER at a bank (non BB) covering non-bank financials (think insurance, credit card cos, etc.). Currently a senior associate (the ranking system at my firm goes, Associate->Senior Associate->Analyst->Sen ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2016 - 11:03am -

  82. Does Prestige Matter At All When Studying Abroad

    So I'm thinking about trying a study abroad program, but my school doesn't have super-prestigious institutes to do it at. All I have are:-Copenhagen Business School-Bristol (I'd be doing econ and maybe a bit of finance there)-Warsaw School ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2009 - 5:36pm -

  83. Catholic Church's Orders

    So, Ernst von Freyberg, MD at DC Advisory Partners and a member of the sovereign military order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, has just been appointed as Chairman at IOR (Vatican Bank). I was wondering how prestigious this position is ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 11:23am -

  84. perceived value of an MBA in the long run

    I had a sidebar conversation with Betsy Massar and thought I'd repost the gist here for anyone who's interested. Basically I posed the question what is really the value of an MBA in the long run? As someone interested in working in Asia, I was c ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2012 - 12:33am -

  85. No bonuses at Goldman?

    Why is this not being discussed? http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/financial... prestige ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 3 2011 - 7:38pm -

  86. Google FO or BO?

    This came up at the bottom of instant results when I typed anything in the search bar. It's hilarious. My personal favorites are the requirements. Happy 4/1 WSO. http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/uslocations/mou... compensation prestige April Fools ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2011 - 12:12pm -

  87. Layman's prestige

    how important is layman's prestige 2 u? e.g. 2 a regular joe, Morgan Stanley> KKR. would that make u more apt 2 take a position at MS over KKR? prestige ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2011 - 6:52am -

  88. Money, pedigree, and social confidence

    Lately I've been struggling with social confidence, especially around chicks. I'm in really good shape and have a decent job, but i feel pretty mediocre compared to finance rockstars who are making like $500K+. I feel like not making a lot of mo ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2010 - 9:49am -

  89. Prestige nonsense

    I'm getting sick of this chat on who is more prestigious than who... This prestige and rank the bank nonsense is total bullshit. As anyone in the industry knows- its what you do and who you are that makes it important not which instituition you work ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2008 - 12:45am -

  90. Is Ignorance Bliss?

    Shin Dong-Hyuk was born in a North Korean prison camp. He was the product of "forced reproduction" between two prisoners that were allotted time to sleep together for good behavior. He later snitched on his mother and brother's escape plan, ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2013 - 4:35pm -

  91. What is the point?

    Hi I want to work in IB for the same reasons as majority of you: prestige, money, exit opps. But sometimes I think what is the point? What is the point in all this prestige that you will have in the end? I currently work really hard to get into target. Th ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2013 - 5:44pm -

  92. MM vs. Large/Mega- Differences?

    Hey All, I was wondering if you all could shed some light on the core/main differences between MM and Large Cap PE firms? Such as general investment strategy, targets, lifestyle/hours, compensation/salary, prestige, team sizes, deal flow? I'll be goi ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2013 - 9:53pm -

  93. Does prestige have intrinsic value to you?

    Interested in your thoughts. Outside of the doors and earning potential that "prestigious" schools or firms open for you do you care about prestige by itself? Or is prestige only valuable to the extent that it'll help you get to where you w ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2011 - 10:09am -

  94. Credit Suisse- Screwed on bonuses?

    It was well publicized that CS got screwed on bonuses. How bad were they really? Were salaries bumped accordingly? If so, what do 1st, 2nd, 3rd years make now? There's a lot of hearsay but haven't seen much definitive out there. Also, are people ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 4:28pm -

  95. Emory B-School (Goizeuta): Prestige? Reputation on Wall-Street and I-Banking firms?

    Hey guys. I will be attending Emory University next year, and am strongly considering the undergrad business school, Goizeuta, for junior and senior year (it's a 2 year school). I'm wondering how "prestigious" the b-school is- how repu ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 4:24pm -

  96. Does Bank/Group Matter Post-MBA?

    So, I'm just wondering...we often hear many debates on group selection, and exit opps: Citi vs CS vs Moelis vs Greenhill.... M&A vs TMT vs LevFin etc. But what about those coming in as post-mba associates? Does group/firm even matter anymore? obv ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2011 - 10:06am -

  97. How many people who intend to break into PE actually do?

    It seems that every couple posts or so it's about analysts grinding it out for 2 yrs to then break into PE (Or Corporate Development or VC, but let's keep this topic on PE only for now). How many actually succeed in breaking into PE? How difficu ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2011 - 11:45pm -

  98. importance of prestige in S&T

    hey guys, does firm prestige have any importance in trading? I recently got an offer to trade at one of the bank's top desks, but the bank itself wouldn't be considered " bulge bracket " I was under the assumption that in trading, pres ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2009 - 10:21pm -

  99. Macquarie Capital SA and the wildly different opinions

    Just some background on me: Target school, 3.5+ GPA that was late to the recruiting game. I was fortunate enough to get a SA offer at Macquarie Capital but am trying to weigh my other options. My main question is why the opinions on MacCap are so wildly d ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2017 - 10:42pm -

  100. UBS ECM vs. KBW banks group??

    Need to decide between a full time analyst offer with UBS ECM and the financial institutions focused KBW, both in NYC. As a senior undergraduate, I am interested in a variety of industries and do not have enough experience to say with confidence what I wo ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2011 - 2:00pm -

  101. New Trends

    With bulge bracket analyst classes being in the hundreds and boutique classes being in the teens-thirties, there is no doubt that (elite) boutiques are being more selective on talent/fit. In fact, this year I saw a lot of the brightest kids in my class go ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2010 - 11:04am -

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