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  2. Structured Finance Interview, ABS/CMBS

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:25pm -

  3. Millions for Billions

    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 ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 5:45am -

  4. KPMG interviewer thought I was doing this but when I was actually doing that?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2011 - 8:20pm -

  5. People say Structured/Project Finance may lead to Hedge Fund?

    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 ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2011 - 8:23pm -

  6. PWC Structured Finance Group

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2010 - 4:56am -

  7. Drop a class for a structured finance internship?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 20 2010 - 8:22am -

  8. GS IBD Financing Group- Structured Finance

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2015 - 10:42pm -

  9. Transaction Experience? Do I have it?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2011 - 6:52am -

  10. What do you know about TPG Real Estate Finance Trust?

    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 ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 16 2016 - 3:11pm -

  11. BNP Loan Syndication (within Structured Finance)

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2013 - 1:42am -

  12. EY Structured Finance

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:53pm -

  13. Structured Commodity Finance Investment Banking

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 1:15pm -

  14. Big 4 Structured Finance to BB

    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 ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  15. Work hours in Investment Banking

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 31 2010 - 3:58am -

  16. Structured Product Banks info

    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 ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2019 - 10:33pm -

  17. Moody's Structured Finance Analyst vs Citi Private Bank Analyst

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2012 - 3:38pm -

  18. CMBS Bonus Numbers

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2013 - 9:43pm -

  19. Buyside Trading CMBS/MBS(Agency and Non-Agency)

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2012 - 6:48pm -

  20. Goldman Sachs Structured Finance

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2009 - 12:57am -

  21. Books for Structured Finance

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  22. Difference between Structured Finance and Leveraged Finance?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 4 2014 - 2:46am -

  23. SolarCity- Structured Finance Analyst?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2012 - 11:38am -

  24. SMBC: Structured Finance Analyst position- Exit ops?

    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 ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 23 2018 - 11:43am -

  25. Moving to Securitization

    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 ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 20 2018 - 3:11am -

  26. Moving into Corporate Banking/Acquisition financing role from M&A TAS background. Any useful tools for learning

    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 ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 10 2018 - 4:33am -

  27. Structured Finance vs. Public, Project, & Infrastructure Finance Associate Analyst- Moody's

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2015 - 9:44am -

  28. Structuring modelling

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2013 - 6:12am -

  29. Structured Finance, Mezzanine, Exit Ops, and Capital Market

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2010 - 11:02am -

  30. Does Fannie or Freddie Commit Capital in Mortgage Securitization?

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 17 2019 - 3:47pm -

  31. Securitized Products Group Discussion

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2019 - 3:29pm -

  32. Greensill Capital Technical Interview Questions + Sample Answers

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

    0 Interview Questions - Feb 9 2019 - 9:15am

  33. Performance Based Careers

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Nov 25 2018 - 4:27pm -

  34. CFA for Structured Finance

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2018 - 12:20pm -

  35. Investment Banking at Santander

    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 comment - 1 silver bananas - Jun 20 2018 - 3:37pm -

  36. Moody's Structured Finance

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

  37. Structured Finance Banking VS FX Trading

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

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2017 - 4:08pm -

  38. Structured Finance Analyst in BB vs Trading Analyst in a prop shop

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2015 - 9:26am -

  39. Prepping for a Structured Products Analyst Interview @ Insurance Co.

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2015 - 8:36pm -

  40. Structured Finance- Advice for moving to US

    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 ...

    - 1 silver bananas - Apr 13 2015 - 2:50pm -

  41. Life after corporate securitisation

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 2 2014 - 3:42pm -

  42. Cash flow modelling/structured finance

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2012 - 6:36pm -

  43. Restructuring, Valuations or FSR?

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2012 - 4:40pm -

  44. Interview For Standard and Poor's Structured Finance- CMBS Group

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2012 - 2:37am -

  45. A straight up buy-side trade execution job?

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2012 - 12:51am -

  46. Structured Finance Energy to PE

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2011 - 3:53pm -

  47. Structured Finance vs. M&A

    How would you compare Structured Finance banker to M&A banker in terms of pay, prestige, and exit opt? M&A structured finance ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2010 - 9:18pm -

  48. Structured CD to bet against an asset class?

    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 ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2010 - 9:41pm -

  49. Which to choose

    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 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2010 - 12:39pm -