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  2. Can anyone give me an idea of what I can expect or how to prepare for an interview with a boutique structured finance firm? They deal heavily with asset backed and commercial mortgage backed securities. I thought it would be a lot of fit, since it is a sm ...

    21 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  3. Everyone has a part of their job that sucks, no matter how satisfied they are overall. When it comes to my work here at WSO, this is the part of the job that sucks. After two and half years, the most tiresome thing I have to write about is the stupid shit ...

    +1 16 comments29 Dec 2010 -

  4. Hi, I have solid experience in Project Finance, but my firm calls the dept as Structured Finance. About two weeks ago, I applied to a job at KPMG in the valuation group, and I got the interview. The interviewer started to look at my resume on the spot, an ...

    15 comments19 Oct 2011 -

  5. Why do people always say that Structured/Project Finance can lead to Hedge Fund? What sort of skills and experience that are relevant to HF? Thanks structured finance project finance exit opportunity No Yes 270966 129098 144866 227747 228889 ...

    15 comments15 Jun 2011 -

  6. PWC Structured Finance Group

    Investment Banking

    A family friend is a partner at PwC in their Structured Fin group, I might get an internship next year is it worth A) making a friend jump through hoops B) Doing it as I come from a nontarget? The money looks good, I suspect this guy brings home 1.5-2MM a ...

    15 comments12 Dec 2010 -

  7. I got a call on friday from the head of HR at a small firm, she goes on to tell me that they would like to hire 1 intern for fall/winter in their structured finance group. They basically creat ABS ' from big assets such as mining equipment, oil rigs, ...

    14 comments20 Sep 2010 -

  8. Hey guys, Hoping someone can provide some color on a job posting I came across. Not sure what exactly it is and what the job would entail. It would be much appreciated. http://www.goldmansachs.com/what-we-do/investment-... What exactly does the Financing ...

    10 comments21 Apr 2015 -

  9. I'm a career switcher who just finished my 1st year MBA at a target school. I still don't know much about finance but definately know a lot more than before. People always talk about how important transaction experience is. Can someone tell me w ...

    12 comments15 Jun 2011 -

  10. TPG REal Estate announced on Jan 9, 2015 the acquisition of a 75% stake in a $2.5B portfolio of high-yield RE loans from Deutsche Special Sits Group (Deutsche retained 25%). Looks like 11 professionals from DB 's Special Sits Group joined a newly- cr ...

    +2 9 comments16 Mar 2016 -

  11. Any thoughts on this group? I have found much info on WSO (older threads mostly on WF) and internet in general, but I understand that this group varies from bank to bank. Anyone with more specific information? What about exit opps? Modelling? Transferable ...

    9 comments17 Mar 2013 -

  12. EY Structured Finance

    New User Introductions

    I have an in office interview for a structured finance staff position and they said there is going to be a case study interview, anyone have any insight into what to expect or how to prepare for this? structured finance ...

    7 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  13. I recently received a position as analyst at one of the large investment banks in Canada. I would be working in their structured finance groups, some places call it securitization, derivatives or option groups. I was wondering if anyone know the work hour ...

    9 comments31 Dec 2010 -

  14. Mainly metals and softs, some O&G; typically in emerging markets. How is this space regarded? What exit opportunities are there (adjacent IB product/coverage groups, structured credit/commodity HFs, Physical Commodity Traders) in the U.S.? Commodities ...

    7 comments14 Jun 2016 -

  15. Big 4 Structured Finance to BB

    Investment Banking

    I recently just transferred to the Structured Finance Transactions Group at one of the Big 4 after working in audit for a year. I am 23, coming from a non-target school, already obtained my CPA, and will be sitting for the CFA Level 1 this December. I jus ...

    +1 7 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  16. The Moody's role is an entry-level analyst position, which involving working in a team that rates a particular structured finance product (I won't know until months after I accept which group I would be in). The Citi Private Banking role is a 2- ...

    7 comments11 Nov 2012 -

  17. Structured Product Banks info

    Investment Banking

    I believe the top banks in the structured products space are JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, BAML, and Morgan Stanley. Does anyone have information on these banks and their structured product groups? I currently cover securitized products in a credit role, but ...

    +1 4 comments3 Apr 2019 -

  18. CMBS Bonus Numbers

    Real Estate

    Hey guys, Its about that time of year when everyone is getting their numbers. Since spreads came in pretty substantially and these groups on the sell side did well, what kind of numbers are you expecting or already received? More interested in the more ju ...

    6 comments10 Feb 2013 -

  19. Hi All, An opportunity may come shortly for me at my firm and would like some information on exit opps specifically. Feel free to contribute any another tidbits. I work at a buyside AM firm and have the opportunity to get into CMBS/RMBS trading. Was wonde ...

    6 comments15 Sep 2012 -

  20. I have a FT interview coming up with GS Structured Finance group. Can someone who is familiar with this group please give me insight into what the group does (aside from what is available on their website) and what the market outlook is for their products ...

    5 comments27 Aug 2009 -

  21. Project Finance- Valuations

    Investment Banking

    Hi Everyone, I recently graduated from non target with dual Finance and Economics degree (3.6 GPA). I got a job at small valuations company (around 100 people). My colleagues keep telling me that this is project finance group. However, from what I read on ...

    +1 3 comments27 Jun 2019 -

  22. Books for Structured Finance

    Investment Banking

    Hi, I may very well be in the wrong sub-forum, but it seems to be the most frequently read sectio, so here it goes.. Does anyone know of any good books for structured finance? I'm trying to learn more about the structuring process of different struct ...

    4 comments8 Nov 2016 -

  23. I am an undergrad and pursuing a career in SF/LF. I want to know basic differences between SF and LF in terms of work, quant/modelling centricness and due dilligence. Would also love to hear from someone any specific examples in terms of deals and structu ...

    3 comments4 Jun 2014 -

  24. Got a call from a recruiter about this job. What do you guys think of doing this post 2 years in banking, in terms of opportunities to PE or top B-School afterwards? Is this a decent gig or doesn't compare to PE / HF / Corp Dev? Long-term goal is PE ...

    3 comments22 Feb 2012 -

  25. Hi all, do you know any good source where I can find more about modelling Asset Backed Securities (and more in general securitized products)? In particular, I am interested in the Waterfall mechanism, even if every deal has its own story. I know that it i ...

    +1 2 comments24 Jul 2019 -

  26. When mortgage loans are securitized into MBS, it looks like the mortgages go directly from loan originators through security dealers to the capital markets. So it seems that the funding comes directly from the capital market, and Freddie or Fannie doesn&# ...

    +1 2 comments17 Apr 2019 -

  27. Hello all, I am currently in the process of interviewing with SMBC and their structured finance team (Think ABCP, ABS, CLO's). I am currently in a role where i perform fundamental analysis on companies and want to continue to do that in some capacity ...

    +1 2 comments23 Oct 2018 -

  28. Moving to Securitization

    Investment Banking

    Hello, I'm looking at a job offer for a securitizations (structuring) role. I'm coming from a corporate banking job right now. How do those compare in terms of quantitative skills necessary, and what would an average day look like in securitizat ...

    +1 2 comments20 Apr 2018 -

  29. So my background largely entails audit and M&A transaction advisory, focusing on buy-side/sell-side M&A advisory and also financial due diligence. Therefore alot of the work/analysis have been on analyzing transactions from financial perspective o ...

    +1 2 comments10 Apr 2018 -

  30. What do both of these sectors do? Which one has better exit ops to IB, ER, HF, anything on the buyside? What interview questions can I expect? structured finance puibl ...

    2 comments15 Oct 2015 -

  31. Structuring modelling

    Investment Banking

    Hi, I am looking to gain more knowledge about the structuring department and specifically the quant part. So I was wondering if anyone has any tips/start up models on where to start? Kind regards structured finance ...

    2 comments18 May 2013 -

  32. From my research, it seems Structured Finance and Mezzanine have pretty good exit ops in hedge funds. But they also are sometimes considered part of Capital Markets, and Capital Markets are considered bad for exit opts. Can someone clear up this confusion ...

    2 comments4 Dec 2010 -

  33. Got a call from Deutsche Bank in Florida for a portfolio manager position in their structured lending wealth management COO division. I had read they are trying to grow wealth management division so it makes sense they are recruiting for this now. I' ...

    +1 1 comment19 Jul 2019 -

  34. Structured Finance

    Investment Banking

    Is CIB- Structured Finance (RMBS) considered an investment banking position? How is this different from an RMBS trading role? Is it common to switch from residential structured finance (RMBS) to traditional REIB or CMBS? structured finance RMBS Real estat ...

    +1 1 comment8 May 2019 -

  35. Structured Finance: Best banks?

    Investment Banking

    Hey all- Haven't seen any recent/comprehensive posts regarding structured finance teams at BBs or other major banks? What are the best ones on the street, in your opinions? I've seen JPM /Citi at the top in terms of volume, but I'm sure the ...

    +1 1 comment5 May 2019 -

  36. I am interested in the Securitized Products- Investment Banking group. I know that at some banks the group is broken into the warehouse team that helps companies aggregate receivables, and the capital markets team that actually issues the term securitizat ...

    +1 1 comment3 Apr 2019 -

  37. Database of interview questions from Greensill Capital, as well as compensation figures...

    9 Feb 2019

  38. Performance Based Careers

    Job Search Advice

    Hey Guys Wanted some advice please. I am looking for alternative positions as hedge against current situation and wanted your input as to what you think I would have a chance at given my experience: 2 years- Middle Office Derivatives 2.5 years- Structured ...

    +1 1 comment25 Nov 2018 -

  39. CFA for Structured Finance

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi everyone, I recently decided to register for the CFA Lev I exam. I am with a Big4 as auditor, but I might get a job in structured finance, which is a field I worked in the past. I decided to take the CFA for my own benefit to enhance my financial cultu ...

    +1 1 comment6 Oct 2018 -

  40. Investment Banking at Santander

    Investment Banking

    I saw that Santander does M&A advisory in Europe and Latin America from their website but was curious if they had any investment banking presence in the US. If so what type of deals do they do? Also: from their website they seem to be involved in stru ...

    +1 1 comment20 Jun 2018 -

  41. Moody's Structured Finance

    Investment Banking

    Hi, I was recently contacted by a recruiter regarding a job in this group, does anybody had an idea how the interview is setup, are there any tests or anything else that should be considered? Moody's structured finance ABS Credit Rating Agency ...

    +1 1 comment1 May 2018 -

  42. What would you take into consideration when deciding between a FT Structured finance or FX trading role? foreign exchange structured finance ...

    13 Jun 2017 -

  43. Hi guys, I have an offer and an assessment centre lined up for a Structured Finance position at a top3 BB and a Trading Analyst position in a top5 prop shop. Unfortunately, the offer deadline is before the superday. My questions are: 1, How common is the ...

    13 Dec 2015 -

  44. Hello Fellow Monkeys, I have an interview coming up in the IM arm of a major insurance company for an analyst position covering Global Structured Products. I have a general familiarity with ABS, but am by no means an expert and could use some advice on wh ...

    21 Sep 2015 -

  45. Hello everyone, I'm trying to figure out what would be the ideal way of transitioning from a European country to US by next summer, once I hopefully become a CFA charter holder. I have 6 yrs of internal audit and 2 yrs of structured finance experienc ...

    +113 Apr 2015 -

  46. Hi all, I'm a 2nd yr structured finance analyst at a mid tier IB in London. I mainly work on funding / reg cap trades on corporate and auto books across europe and while I quite enjoy it, I'm thinking of moving on. I don't really want to st ...

    2 Jan 2014 -

  47. Anyone have any resources/examples on cash flow modelling/structured finance models that you are willing to share? Or if you could point me to some sites that might be helpful, a quick google search didn't turn up much. Thanks ...

    13 Nov 2012 -

  48. Hi all. I have been working as a consultant at a Big 4 for over a year. I am currently mapped to a group that mostly focuses on technology consulting, therefore I am planning on transferring to a group that is more finance focused and eventually (after 3- ...

    1 comment21 May 2012 -

  49. I've got an interview coming up at Standard and Poor's structured finance CMBS group. I'm a freshman at a target, but I don't have much finance experience. The person who contacted me told me to set aside a two hour block for a phone i ...

    18 Apr 2012 -

  50. I have an interview for the below position in ABS /CMBS trading in the investments group of a major insurance company. I am trying to figure out if this is a more substantial position than a strictly buy-side trading execution job. Any thoughts would be g ...

    28 Feb 2012 -

  51. Structured Finance Energy to PE

    Investment Banking

    I got an energy structured finance analyst position starting next September and I would like to know if there were exit opportunities in PE funds or corporate finance in oil majors after 2 or 3 years. I am also considering S&T (I prefer sales) and I g ...

    1 comment10 Feb 2011 -

  52. Structured Finance vs. M&A

    Investment Banking

    How would you compare Structured Finance banker to M&A banker in terms of pay, prestige, and exit opt? M&A structured finance No Yes 18732 267267 280416 356596 445911 ...

    1 comment15 Dec 2010 -

  53. Is this possible? Do they sell it? I know you can buy them where they are based off 10 stocks the question is can I chose the 10 stocks and buy swaps on it hoping it declines? Think Big Short,but this will be little short. structured finance CD No ...

    25 Oct 2010 -

  54. Which to choose

    Investment Banking

    Hi guys! I am new on this forum and I was wondering if I could get some advice as I don't really know much about the finance as an industry. I got two graduate offers in London in Structured Finance, one with RBS, the other one with BNP Paribas. Whic ...

    1 comment6 Oct 2010 -