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+4The Myth of the "Target School"


**Disclaimer: Semi-target Alumni** Now that training is finishing up at my bank (GS/MS), I wanted to share with <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> how radically different the analyst class make up is compared to the pre-conceived notion of it being filled with...

+2How materialistic is the investment banking world?


Obviously everyone loves making a ton of money but is there peer pressure among investment bankers to buy/wear the right watches, suits, whatever? Or, since everyone knows roughly how much everyone else is earning, is there less of that and nobody gives a shit how you spend yours?

+1Best Healthcare Investment Banks by Verticals


Which investment banks are strongest in services/ IT? Med devices and med tech? Less interested in pharma I know <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> and Centerview do a lot of pharma, Morgan Stanley has strong Services, Gugg great Med Devices what about firms like...

+4Bay Street VS Wall Street Investment Banker


It's been a while since the latest blog posts on Bay Street VS Wall Street have been up to date, so I decided to refresh the trend to get better information reflecting the current market condition. I know Wall Street bankers will undoubtedly close more big deals, have better exit ops, and...

0Evercore Menlo Park Healthcare


What are people's thoughts on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">Evercore</a></span> Menlo Park's Healthcare team. Why is the team split between <abbr title="New York...



Is it just me or is this firm moving and at a rapid pace which in my opinion may not end well..they are only 7 years running and in that time they have went from their core business of office coworking, to building a fund, elementary school and now are possibly going into retail and hospitality?...

+10Underwriting Analyst? Underwriter?


How is underwriting analyst different from underwriter position? What is the difference in terms of hour, work load, pay, etc? What do analysts do that is different from what underwriters do? Do underwriting analysts just analyze the information and report to the underwriters?

JP Morgan Securities - Review - Public Finance-
+11Shall I take USD 160k loan to attend Wharton?


Hi, I am an international student who just get admitted into Wharton Full time <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> (2019 intake / Class of 2021) without any fellowship. To pay for the <abbr title="Masters in Business...

JP Morgan Securities - Salary & Bonus - Public Finance-
+32Mom is friends with an MD from GS... how do I approach this?


I am a freshman at a semi-target. My mom is friends with an MD at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> and she told him im pursuing a career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. He gave me his email and told me to reach out to him. I...

+52J.P. Morgan 2019 IBD Video Interview


Hi guys, sophomore at non-target here. I submitted my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">app for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...

Gartner group - Interview - Technology Consulting-
+17Should there be a cap on how much you can get on a divorce?


Bezos got divorced. Apparently his wife has the right to half his assets. Would like to hear some opinions on this.

+3Top Quant Firms First Year Comp 250k to 400k - Ask Me Anything (AMA)


First some background, I am a senior and am heading to a quant shop for full time this summer. This past recruiting cycle I received offers from Two Sigma, Citadel, Radix, Hudson River Trading, DE Shaw, and Five Rings Capital for positions ranging from pure dev to pure quant. I study <abbr...

+48What is the meaning behind your username?


I'll start. Mine is more or less James Franco, but backwards. Woah, genius. I know. It took me a while to come up with this one.

+4Let's Talk Recession Risks in Real Estate


Have seen a couple posts on here about fear of recession. Wanted to get some of you guys' thoughts on the greatest signs of foreboding in our industry. Obviously interest risks and sky-high prices in construction and assets can be worrisome, but I wanted to see what other major / minor...

0Technology IB Books/Primers/Materials


Does anybody have any primers or books that they'd recommend for someone going into technology <abbr title="investment banking">ib</abbr>. Also, how should one prep for their summer in tech ib? Thanks in advance.

+2How to get from S&T to HF?


I will be full-time in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> at a bulge bracket upon graduation in an equity sales role. I know this is not a quantitative position, so how should I go about trying to transition to the buyside? Would getting a <abbr...

+2Anyone else at one of the women's marches today??


Here with the wifey and the wifey's bf. Having a fun time, the wifey's bf just bought me some popcorn. #metoo

+4GS NY Natural Resources


How is Goldman's Natural Resources group seen in New York compared to other groups both at the firm and at other <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>/<abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> on the street? What are the exit ops like for someone...

NASDAQ OMX Group - Review - Marketing-
NASDAQ OMX Group - Salary & Bonus - Marketing-
+8Careers During Economic Downturn


Assuming a recession is coming in the next decade or so, which careers in real estate are the most vulnerable? I'll be entering the real world in the next few years and this might influence my career decisions coming out of undergrad

0Retail Expenses in MU Model (w Office)


I’m underwriting a mixed use development with office over retail. I’ve been told retail tenants will likely not pay their pro rata share of the CAMs for the entire building, but wanted to ask the forum how to best think through what building recoverable expenses CAN be assigned to the retail...

T. Rowe Price - Interview - Mutual Funds-
+1How can I learn a language whilst working ~80hours/week?


Has anyone successfully managed to either learn a language to business proficient level whilst in banking, or made notable progress towards doing so? Or are any of you currently trying and have a routine / minimum amount to learn each day / week? Please share any tips!

BNP Paribas - Review - Consulting-
BNP Paribas - Salary & Bonus - Consulting-
+3CF BIG4 Poland -> BB IB London (when should I start networking?)


Hello everyone. I'm a recent graduate from Warsaw School of Economics with a terrible GPA, which I believe is near to the median GPA (4.16/5.00). I've been working for one of the BIG4 firms for several months now. As you can imagine, I can't brag about grades I amassed throughout...

+1Differences between traditional MFs (KKR, BX etc.) vs large operational funds (BainCap, H&F, Advent etc.)


Hi guys, I am trying to better understand the practical differences between working at one of the traditional <abbr title="megafunds">MFs</abbr> favoring people with finance backgrounds (KKR, Blackstone, Apollo, Carlyle etc.) versus the large but more operationally...

+17Food you can't stand


What food do you absolutely hate? Is there anything you would never touch in a million years? How did you come to hate it?

+1Healthcare Boutique Firms


What are some strong boutique banks that are focused primarily on the healthcare industry? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ziegler" target="_blank">Ziegler</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a...

+7Hirevue JPMorgan Chase SA 2019 Asset Management???


Does anyone have any questions/insight into the Hirevue questions for JPMorgan Chase <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019 Asset Management in NYC? I'm assuming its behavior, but since this is my first hirevue-no clue. Also, is this a first round or still...

0Memoryzing Valuation Templates


Hi, I studied the content of Rosenbaum and Pearl to prepare for an upcoming <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> inernship. Would you consider it to be helpful if one tries to memorize the Excel Models that come along with the book (rather than just...

+1No math background, can I get into a MFin program?


Some advice please, I am in my senior year in a top-tier Korean university with an econ major and a minor in business. I recently became interested in finance, hence the lack of prep. I rarely have any quantitative background; my school does not require rigorous math courses for econ...

+18TEXAS: A place for investment banking?

The Original Mark Hannah

Monkeys, How is live and study in cities such as Dallas or Houston for investment banking? My goal is to work there after my <abbr title="Masters in Finance ">MSF</abbr>. As an international student, I would like to hear more about given my interest in UTA <abbr...

+7How did you find WSO?


Just curious as to how other people came across this site and if and how it changed you. Personally I saw an interview with Jamie Dimon where he said that he hadn't paid attention to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> in a while, so I decided to see what...

Putnam Investments - Review - Quantitative Research-
Putnam Investments - Salary & Bonus - Quantitative Research-
+20GS Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2019


I'd like to start the 2019 Veteran Integration Program thread this year. The application just opened up and I plan on applying in the next week few weeks. Taking this content directly from last year's post - In past years the application entailed an online resume screen, followed...

+10Join the Email & WhatsApp groups for your city


Join the email list for your city to receive updates on future <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> events in your city. When signing up you will also receive a welcome email with a link to join your city's WhatsApp group. We created these WhatsApp groups with...

BMO Capital Markets - Review - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities-
BMO Capital Markets - Salary & Bonus - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities-
0Financial Modeling Boot Camp -- New York City, 1/30-2/1

Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA students, and those in career transitions, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="">Wall Street Prep</a></span>'s popular ...

+2Should I get into debt to attend a great school (EU)?


Hi all, I have the possibility to attend an European top-tier school for a MiM (I'm European) next year, but I would need to take a 25k€ loan to pursue the degree. Knowing that I'm not obsessed with money and with competing for <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...

+3Non-travel Consulting firms?


Anybody know of any Management Consulting firms (or groups) that don't have a weekly travel model? Would love to be in Consulting, but cannot convince myself to do the Monday - Thursday weekly trip living out of a suitcase.

+17Balancing relationship and career decisions


Fellow monkeys, Online probably isn't the best place to seek for advice but would like an external perspective regardless. Some background: HYP undergrad, and a current 1st year associate at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Financial Sponsors Group in...

+532018 /2019 Bonus Discussion


That time of year again. Banks have finished their fiscal year and should be close to payout time (BMO / <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> / others?) Thought might be good to start a thread to see where comp is shaking out. I realize <abbr...

+3Underwriting job sucks like mine or is my company just worse?


Im an underwriter for a GSE shop like Arbor, Hunt, Walker Dunlap, Greystone etc. Is it just my firm or are all GSE underwriting jobs like this... i get shitty properties around the country, class b and below, where i constantly have to go back and forth with the appraisers to try and make the...

+12Comprehensive US MSF Ranking


Since there is not a ranking of US <abbr title="Masters in Finance programs ">MSFs</abbr> I elected to make one. I’d like to thank ANT/TNA for his great list on it is an invaluable resource for anyone considering an <abbr title="Masters in...

0Passive Investing Survey (Win an Amazon gift voucher)


Hello I am conducting a survey on attitudes towards passive investing (with a focus on index funds e.g. Vanguard Index 500) as part of my final year dissertation. The aim of the survey is to gain an insight into the reasons people are increasingly attracted to passive investment vehicles as...

+1Likely post-internship path


Hi there, This is my first post here on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, so sorry if it's in the wrong place or a little bit vague. I have landed an <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> internship at a <abbr...

Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Credit Risk-
+1Schwarzman Scholars


What do you guys know about this programme? Looks totally rad. Tsinghua is like the Yale of China, right?

+8How do generalists produce alpha?


Any generalists out there, how do you produceb alpha when you don't even have expertise in an industry or lots of experience in that space? How do you narrow down on an investment that would deliver long term returns?

+7Investment sales Training Materials


Does anyone have PDF copies of Marcus & millichap training materials? Or any other material on investment sales? Or can you point me to any sales training materials that would be helpful?training for both private capital and institutional sales would be great. Nothing in the marketplace...

0IOT Training in Chennai


IOT Training in Chennai at Credo Systemz Provides you Best IOT Training in Chennai Velachery. We are the Best IOT Training Institute.

+3Career in Finance - but also lots of time to travel


Hello. I'm a 3rd year student at University of Toronto in Rotman Commerce and I'm looking into a career in finance (IB, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> all great). I interned last summer for 10...

0IB Post MBA Asso to Family office?


Hello, I am currently an Asso who joined <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> post my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> (2 years in). I went mainly to do a career change and learn as much as I can corporate finance...

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0Citi Early ID Program 2019 Superday Candidates Criteria


Hi all! I got into Citi Early ID Program with the track of Market Services, Quantitative Analysis. As this program directly leads to the Superday, I was wondering what kind of questions will be asked during the interviews and what are the criteria of choosing candidates for the summer internship...

+6King of the shortlists but can't get an offer


For the past two summer recruiting cycles I have been able to interview my way to the final rounds of <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>, but was unable to get an offer. I thought all of...

+5Side hustles


Curious to know, outside the 80 - 100 hours in office, what other side hustles you <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">wso</abbr> monkeys are engaged in in a meaningful and material manner? One thing I've observed is that very few folks around me, despite all being well...

+10Moyer: Distressed Debt


Would anyone mind sharing Distressed Debt Analysis by Moyer with me. I'm currently looking into joining a distressed credit trading group and could really use this book... thanks!

0Opportunities for graduating seniors who missed the traditional recruiting timeline


Hi, I am an international student at a target university. I have decided to do finance pretty late (basically last semester), and it took me a while to figure out what's going on. I missed the typical recruiting cycle and I feel like everyone around me already has offers which is really...

Robert W. Baird & Co. - Review - Investment Banking-
Robert W. Baird & Co. - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
0Associate Resume


I've seen lots of examples of bankings resumes as people try to break into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> but does anyone have an example or tips of how to put <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> associate experience on a resume for...

+3Go Buyside - Worth the Upgrade?


I’ve been on Go Buyside for about a month now and spoken to one recruiter and applied to maybe 20 jobs. I get a fair amount of notifications that “an investment manager has downloaded your resume.” The only way to see which firm is to upgrade. Has anyone upgraded? Is it worth it?

+6Equity/Credit Research Bonus Discussion


There's currently a bonus forum going around on the banking forum, would be great if we could get something similar going for research so we can all get a pulse on where everyone stands. Try to stick with the following format: Title: Rank: Bank Size: Base/Bonus:

0REPE modeling for different RE asset classes


Hey all - thinking of pursuing REPE and trying to understand the differences between acquiring casinos, hotels, resorts compared to traditional office and residential buildings from a complexity / modeling perspective. Would you still be building 3 statement models for a casino given the casino...

+5**What would you do**


What would you guys do if you were in my situation? I'm currently working for CBRE/NKF/CW in my home state, but just got done with my final interview in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> for another position at another firm. I have always wanted to move to <abbr...

Deutsche Bank - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1Development Internship Interview Questions


I have an interview coming up for a development internship with a large development company. What kind of interview questions can I be expecting?

0Goldman Sachs Private Equity Group (AIMS) Interview


Hello, Does anyone have insight on the interview process for lateral analyst hires? Case study/model? Anything is helpful

0A CPA looking to break into RE investment & development


I am new to this forum so any advice will be greatly appreciated. I am a licensed <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> here in LA who has worked in public accounting (National <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr>...

+772019 Summer Analyst Program for Hong Kong/Singapore


As some of the firms have already started accepting applications for 2019 for <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr>/SG, I thought it's the time to start this topic for those who are specifically interested in working in <abbr title="Hong...

Deutsche Bank - Review - Leveraged Finance-
Deutsche Bank - Salary & Bonus - Leveraged Finance-
BTG Pactual - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
Wells Fargo and Company - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
BNP Paribas - Review - Sales and Trading-
+24Failed to "Break In" at my MBA Program - Next Steps?


I'm currently a first year <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> student at a top finance <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program (Booth, Wharton, CBS, etc.) and was unsuccessful during the...

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors - Review - Growth Equity-
BNP Paribas - Salary & Bonus - Sales and Trading-
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors - Salary & Bonus - Growth Equity-
+1IU Kelley+Honors College Vs. UT Austin McCombs For NYC MBB Recruiting


Which one would I be better off at hypothetically? At Indiana I could double or triple major and pick up Finance, Management, and Business Analytics as majors while at UT's BBA program, I would have to choose one major. Which scenario is better for <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...

+2Left Over Securities Industry Essentials for Purchase?


As you may know the series 7 exam and other exams have been redesigned to incorporate a entry level exam.. the Securities Industry Essentials exam aka SIE. I bought my Series 7 materials through examzone prior to this than sort of slacked and didn't get registered in time so now I have to...

+3Evercore Restructuring Q’s


Hi All, Just wanted to learn <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">more about Evercore</a></span>’s Restructuring practice. Not a lot of information on <abbr title="Wall Street...

Deloitte - Review - Generalist-
0Keirs, Kaplan or other for Series 7?


I'm taking a my series 7 exam in the next month and I thought I had been in good shape. I was using Kaplan and using a website called testgeekexamprep and I felt good... Then my soon to be MD told me to get Keir and the course they offer. I don't know if it just covers way too broad of...

Deloitte - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
Grant Thornton - Review - Management Consulting-
Grant Thornton - Salary & Bonus - Management Consulting-
+3Technical Question (Need help!)


P/E is 20 Rev 2000 Gross Margin 50% <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/<abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> 7.5x Debt 1000 Number of Shares = 100 Interest rate 10% Operating Expense...

+2REFM Certification


Has anyone taken the courses and gotten the certification? I was told by a few senior people that taking this would look great on the resume and would help me lateral into an underwriting analyst role, since I am in an entirely different industry at the moment. Any thoughts or comments on this?...

0General Conditions Rates


I am negotiating a GMAX contract with a GC and wanted to get some feedback if these rates make sense. This is for a $12M commercial project. I want to make sure that these are inline with industry standard. Project Manager about $13k/month BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT $14k/month ASSISTANT...

JP Morgan Securities - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions-
JP Morgan Securities - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions-