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+40Private Wealth Management/Private Banking Guide for Associates


Once and for all - Here is the best guidebook I can give you for <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr>/<abbr title="private banking">PB</abbr> at the Associate level. Enjoy and show me some love... 1.1 What is Private Wealth...

+12Real Estate Compensation Google Doc


Hey guys, Continuing off a previous post that was a couple weeks outdated.....Someone had an idea to create a google doc so everyone can enter their comp range so everyone will be able to get a better idea of the range of comp they should be...

+11MD Asked to Bring Him Olive Oil during Meeting


Dear Fellow Monkeys, Just wanted advice on how to solve this issue. I've been tasked many personal/assistant matters like today, getting pulled to a meeting just to bring olive oil possibly for their lunch and I'm aware of what an analyst job might entail a lot of times. I've...

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0Columbia MS Financial Economics to quant trading


Hi everyone, I have received the offer from Columbia MS in Financial Economics. I am an international student and have been working in my own country for several years in a hedge fund as a quantitative trader. It seems that this program's career service is not that good compared to...

+5AMA: I'm a Dry Bulk Physical Trader


I'm a Physical Trader in the Asia region and look after a combined book of +1Mt for origination and sales of dry-bulk commodities. My background has been in some way or form of international trade, with 6+ years in operations before getting into a trading gig. I trade majority of dry bulk...

0Switching from Actuary to Investment Banking


Hello, I've been working as an Actuary since late 2016, working my way through the actuarial exams. I am almost finished (3 left out of 15), however I have had a change of heart regarding the career progression, as I foresee a ceiling to my earning potential as an Actuary. When I...

+3Master in Finance: HEC Paris vs Bocconi vs St. Gallen


Hello everyone, I have been admitted to HEC, Bocconi and St. Gallen for a master in Finance, and I am struggling to know which School to choose. About me: I am from Belgium, I speak French, English, and Dutch, this will be my first master, I ve just turned 21 years old. Gmat: 760, I love...

0Moving to USA (Houston) from Europe


Hi everyone, I am a European who is moving to Houston Texas for a big 4 job. I am trying to get an overview of what why net income would be after tax. Does anyone of you have a calculator? Moreover, what are some of the type of living costs, I should take into account? Thanks!

0What kind of bank account do I need to deposit a check of $10 million / $100 million / $1 billion dollars?


If you suddenly have a check for $10 Million Dollars - $1 Billion Dollars. What kind of bank account do you need for this level of cash? I hardly believe a common checking or savings account will suffice.

+2LinkedIn vs Email


Hi everyone, First, thank you for the content and the answers given. I wanted to ask you the following question: I need to contact a Managing Director as the first networking message in order to find an internship. Do you think an email is more powerful than a linkedin message in...

+1Does major matter for BBs?


Some background: I'll be entering Dartmouth in the fall and I'm curious to see how much major matters for recruitment. I'm interested in being a political science major (technically Dartmouth calls it government), but it seems like almost all recent Dartmouth grads going into...

0MBA vs Msc


Hi all, I have been working for a startup (sourcing) in Hong Kong over the past 5 years and am looking to pivot into the finance industry, preferably an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> role. I have an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and have a...

+1Sell-side Equities Trader --> HF Trader ?

Bullish bear

There are lots of threads talking about how Credit Traders can move to Credit HF's and FICC Traders to Global Macro funds. But what about Equities? I guess cash equities is too automated and simple but could equity derivatives trading provide skills that are transferable to some sort of...

+2What are my chances to get into lbs?


Hello, I'm a final year student at a private university in Thailand, taking BBA (majoring in finance). My current gpa is 3.75 and expected to graduate between 3.7 to 3.75. I was also awarded with <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> exam student...

+2Admission chances evaluation - MSc in Finance at LSE/HEC Paris


Hello, I am applying to the Msc in Finance programmes at <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> and HEC as I just received my GMAT scores. I am a bit worried because I will likely not receive my official GMAT scores until a couple weeks (late application...

0Schulich MBA for finance?


Hello everyone! I need your help to make my decision: I have received an admit from Schulich for the full time <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program. I am aware that it is not the best program for my goal as an investment analyst. But I wanted...

+7Thoughts on Restructuring Groups?


I was wondering if anyone here had experience with or knows anyone that works at a big 4 restructuring group? I know A&M, Alix, and FTI are top for restructuring (consulting), but how are the big4 viewed in regards to restructuring? is the work any different? ops? etc. Referring...

+3Will Trading become obsolete?


What do you guys think? Obviously firms have already started utilizing algos to replicate a trader, but how do you think this will look 5-10 years from now? My firm is now encouraging all traders to learn quant skills (Python, R, C++, etc.). Is the outlook for traders contracting?

0Would you take a pay cut to move to the buy-side?


Would you take a 20%-25% base paycut (I am going from ASO-1 level) to move to a really good role, with a nice team and good learning opportunities at a long-only AM? I really like the opportunity, the team, the manager as well as the firm. Since this is a long only, I also see that future...

0Undergrad Business Management: Warwick vs King's College London vs UVA vs UBC (Sauder)


Hello! I am an International student living in Singapore and I want to study business management in university. These are currently my top choices and I would appreciate it if you could help me decide which would be the best for my career. I know they are all in different countries so...

+11The Juul Phenomenon: How many people you know are using it?

I'm actually a squirrel

Was browsing the finance meme accounts on instagram and noticing that a majority of the posts/stories involve Juuls. How common is their usage really in finance? Do your coworkers actually use it - and were they cigarette smokers before they started vaping?

0WSO Singapore Meetup: Fri March 29th, 7-9 PM, Caffe Fernet


Join the SG WSO group on for drinks and socializing. 21+ only. WHEN: -Friday, March 29th, 7-9pm THE VENUE: -Caffe Fernet -70 Collyer Quay, #01-05 Customs House, Singapore 049323 HOW TO FIND THE GROUP: -Ask the Hostess for WSO -Join the SG Telegram group here to connect with other...

+1Public SaaS Company Valuation


I'm currently working on an investment pitch of a public $5 billion cybersecurity company whose business model is SaaS based. I'm working on forecasting next 5 years revenue growth and was wondering methods I would use to forecast. Should I be using a top-down approach - TAM *...

+213 year old trader


I am making this thread because I am so passionate about trading and I'm doing everything in my power to network to finally get an internship in the hedge fund industry. I even built a LinkedIn bot to send out my cv to Portfolio Managers. Would also appreciate if someone wanted to be my...

+10SF Tech Banking Update


Hey guys, I was hoping to get an update on the tech banking scene in San Francisco. How do these shops fair now? Well aware of the dominance of Q, MS, and <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> but was hoping to get more insight on any up and coming players. Also,...

+7Tech vs. IB


Why is that so many people have told me I should go into technology rather than finance? I'm completing a computer related major at a target school and have been intending to go for investment banking. If I can get a bulge bracket investment banking job, how is that not better than a...

+4Moelis LA vs Moelis NY. How do they compare in terms of exit opps and career projection? What would you choose?


Hi, I will soon be joining Moelis in a second tier banking city in the US as first year analyst. The company is pretty good at letting you transfer and I plan on applying for either <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> or LA. Do you have any advice on which city would be...

+3exit opps - shareholder activism group


Hey all, just wondering where associates/2nd year analysts typically exit to from shareholder activism type <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> groups. I know activism defense advisory is offered <span class='keyword_link'><a...

+1College Decision: USC, Colgate, Haverford


Hey guys. I’m a senior in high school with the following options: Haverford, USC Marshall, and Colgate. All of which weren’t my top picks, but I still think I have some solid options. I hope to one day work in investment banking, ideally in New York City, and be an analyst. Any...

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+3Reasonable entry multiple for buyout target?


Hi guys: What would you consider to be reasonable entry multiple for a potential buyout target please? Trying to do some mock practices but want to find something sensible. Would you consider 10x <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/NTM <abbr title="earnings...

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0Is UBS still a BB? Worried


Some background: Incoming summer <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> at UBS this year. Quite worried with the firm's outlook and prospects as the firm had two consecutive dismal quarters for <abbr title="investment banking...

+22020 Junior SA - Morgan Stanley Hirevue


Has anyone done the Hirevue for Morgan Stanley 2020 SA? Can someone share the Questions? I applied <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Appreciate it

+1Best Target Universities


Hello, I am a high school sophomore with a 4.0 unweighted GPA, and have various extracurriculars. I have begun searching for universities that will most likely yield a <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> job at a <abbr title="bulge...

The Sage Group - Interview - Consumer - Retail-
+10Is this site slowly dying or is it just me?


When I was on this site as a student a few years back, this site had tons of new threads every day, and many of those threads racked up with 50+ comments on the same day. When I go on these days, not only does the volume of new threads seem lower, but what I particularly noticed was that there...

+3Would you delete your Facebook now because of this?


Well...the co-founder of WhatsApp just told everyone to delete their Facebook. In this the <a href="">Verge</a> article, Brian Acton, one of the founders of WhatsApp, just tweeted "It is...

Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Public Finance-
Wells Fargo and Company - Salary & Bonus - Public Finance-
+12Most interviews in a row without receiving an offer?


I'm 0/10 can anyone beat me? And why is it suggested that my speech and behavior are inadequate upon learning that I have been rejected so many times in a row? What if society is the problem?

+2Techies pulling 1mm+


Thoughts? ''Director @fb posted once into a compensation group asking why his witholding went from 25% to 39.6%. When people told him that happened when your earnings surpass 1M, the post was immediately deleted. It was quite funny. This wasn’t even at the end of the...

0Does major matter for MBB?


Some background: I'll be entering Dartmouth in the fall and I'm curious to see how much major matters for recruitment. I'm interested in being a political science major (technically Dartmouth calls it government), but it seems like almost all recent Dartmouth grads going into...

+4Longevity of Hedge fund career: how long do people last in this industry?


For someone who makes it into a Hedge fund analyst job (any strategy) either out of undergrad or from <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/<abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> or post-MBA, how long do people last typically in the industry? Do...

+3PJT 2019 Comp?


Anyone know what PJT analyst/associate comp looked like in 2019 for <abbr title="Restructuring">RX</abbr> and M&A? Just curious about how they’re paying these days.

Millennium Management - Interview - Generalist-
+1How to network with non-alums?


I've exhausted my alum list and have been reaching out to non-alums. From the responses I get (only been networking with other non-targets), it's mostly people who understand how brutal the climb was and are nice enough to spend some time talking. I always try to find something in...

+1From Affordable Housing to Conventional


Have been in affordable housing for 4 years, after beginning my career as an acquisitions analyst at a conventional multifamily RE fund. Currently Associate. I have done some incredible deals, but I am slightly worried that I may get pigeonholed in affordable and limit my future moves since this...

+92Burnout / Life Choices


<em>Mod Note (Andy): <a href="">make sure to see the top comment below</a> by user APAE</em> All, Created a burner account here to talk about burnout and life choices. For...

+5WSO Mobile App

As I'm doing research into getting this done for iOS and Android, I have two questions for the community: 1. Outside of the general functionality of what you see on the mobile site, what else would you like to see on the mobile apps? 2. Do you or anyone you know have any...

+4How Much Do You Drink Per Day in an Average Week?

Sunshine Funshine

Title says it all: how much alcohol do you guys/gals consume on each day in a given week? And also, at what point in your career are you - I'm sure college kids are gonna have a skewed response so just so we can distinguish who's who, lol.

+1How do you translate business ideas into actionable plans without ending up like the winklevoss twins?


I have ideas in areas beyond my expertise some are unique and others aren't so much. I have a not so novel idea to bring an existing novel idea to a different market. The problem is that my idea would need someone with a bit more experience on the field to be executed properly.

+1IB FT vs. testing HF waters


Hi all, Spent last summer w/ top group at top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, no offer. Group cut a lot of members so it wasn't totally unexpected, but naturally after landed smaller, tier 3/4 <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>...

0Information on SoftBank Vision Fund


I've recently progressed to a final round interview at SoftBank for an investment associate position with the Vision Fund and was looking for more information on what the position would entail. Does anybody have any idea what the culture at SoftBank is like? What are the hours like? More...

0Information on SoftBank


I've recently progressed to a final round interview at SoftBank for an investment associate position with the Vision Fund and was looking for more information on what the position would entail. Does anybody have any idea what the culture at SoftBank is like? What are the hours like? More...

+2AMA - 1st year Corporate Banking Analyst


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has been very helpful to me over the years, so I'm looking to offer insights to anyone interested. My background: I graduated from a target school last year and joined a top 10 US bank in CB in July. Happy to answer any...

+7AMA: Private Equity Associate, started after my undergraduate


Bit of a slow Friday, but have to wait in the office for a bit. Happy to answer any questions about my job - currently an associate after a recent promotion from analyst. Created this throwaway account, happy to answer anything.

Capital One - Review - N/A-
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+8Burned out HF guy, what are my exit options


I worked at equity long/short hedge funds for 7-8 years. I wasn't quite able to bridge the gap between analyst and PM, but burned myself out trying, and topped out at senior analyst. I got tired of the constant urgency, dreaming about my positions, waking up in a cold sweat, the...



Anyone on the West Coast here have any insight into Bridge33 out of Las Vegas/Seattle. They've been avtively buying shopping centers and now office around the country.

KPMG - Review - Generalist-
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KPMG - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
Cowen Group - Review - Investment Banking-
Cowen Group - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Investment Banking-
Wells Fargo and Company - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+3Management Consulted 2019 Salaries out. Wow!!!


I don't know if this has been posted here already, but I could not find it with a quick search. But I just looked at the [Management Consulted MBA salaries](( for...

0Advice on starting as a FO Analyst


Hello Monkeys, I am starting my masters this year in the UK at a target (think Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE) in a finance related area. I am thinking of ideally breaking into the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> market as an <abbr title="investment...

+2What do you do if you have a thing for your director


Associate in my mid-late twenties, my director is amazing - I just really like her. Maybe I'm telling you all because I can't tell anyone else.

+1Looking for a Roommate for Summer 2019 in Suburbs North of Chicago


I saw the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> 2019 summer roommate thread but didn't see one for Chicago. I'm looking for a roommate for this summer in the suburbs north of Chicago (Arlington Heights/Deerfield area) PM if you are interested.

Credit Suisse - Review - Investment Banking-
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+1Anyone with Back Problems??


Anyone here have back problems? If so, how do you cope with sitting most of the day? I slipped a disc (common term i know; more specifically had a bulging disc in my L5 vertebrae) from extensive heavy weightlifting. Made working insanely painful as sitting was almost impossible. Went to...

0Jealous of my Older Brother

Sunshine Funshine

Hey everyone, I'm only 10, but recently I've been feeling really insecure around my brother. He's only 13, but he's already producing consistent alpha from his day-trading account using millionaire trader and mentor Tim Syke's 3 Simple Trading Patterns. At the dinner...

+2Shareholder Advisory/Activism Explained?


I know there are some older threads on this but they don't seemed to be getting much traction anymore so I wanted to start a new discussion. I've been seeing a lot of job postings and general talk about the field of shareholder advisory/activism + corporate governance. I had a few...

+1Career as a Financial Analyst vs. Financial Advisor


I have an interview with a consulting company for a Junior financial anaylst position. I current work in wealth management for a team of Financial Advisors at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr...

+10Anyone actually like their corporate development job? (Post -IB)


I know most people exit to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> (coming from my firm) and maybe 1-2 in each analyst class exit to corporate development. I myself also plan on exiting to <abbr title="private...

+1Thoughts on philosophy degrees


Hi everyone, I'm currently doing my bachelor's degree as a finance major which I'll finish next year. Besides finance, I am very interested in philosophy and I've been playing with the thought of getting a graduate degree in this field. For example, the <abbr...

+1European Masters in Management to FT IB or Strategy Consulting


I am an American from a top 30 non-target undergrad considering a European MiM after a two-year stint in the Peace Corps with the goal of breaking into either <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or strategy consulting (leaning towards consulting). I've poured...

+16Parents [including celebs and various hot shots] indicted in college admissions test scam


Ouch... prestige attempts done the wrong way AND caught no less! Prosecutors filed charges against 33 parents, accused of paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million to get their children into elite universities. Those indicted include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman [actress and...

+7European Masters Rankings

Pan European Monkey

Hi all, After seeing an increase in terms of masters related questions over the forums I have decided to do a ranking for all masters, as well as their focus. As always any input will be appreciated and will update the post with quotes. **This is purely for <abbr...

+2What is the "McK/B/BCG" of asset management?? (e.g. - the unanimously agreed upon top firms)


If one wants to have a successful <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> career (or eventually wants to become a ceo), chosing a firm is simple...go for the top three...<span...

0Biotech/Healthcare Focused HFs?


I've searched a bit, but only found older threads that may not be as relevant in 2019, so hoping for some help. A few biotech/healthcare focused funds I can think of are RA, Perceptive, Rock Springs, Redmile, Healthcor, Surveyor's biotech arm, Glenview, Orbimed. Any other big ones,...

+13SA and Full Time Recruiting 2020 thread


Wanted to better organize the 2020 recruiting here instead of my previous post. @AndyLouis" Current 2020 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> Info: [quote="champagnepaki"] Not really. Sure the WSJ article from this past Fall brought awareness...

0CPPIB Energy & Resources?


Hey! I may have an interview up and coming with the CPPIB Energy & Resources team in Toronto. I have heard some unsettling things about the team - long hours and under-performing portfolio (heavily O&G weighted). Does anyone have any experience with the team? I have heard they...

Unitus Capital - Company-
+11Join the WSO Chats 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 chat group. We created these Telegram groups with the...

Wainwright Investment Counsel LLC - Company-
+1CCIM Real Estate Development Specialization


I was looking around at the CCIM website and noticed that they recently created a "development" specialty track for designees. Anybody have any experience with this? Would it be worth pursuing in lieu of an MRED?

Intrepid Investment Bankers - Interview - Investment Banking-
0Internship: FX Corporate Sales vs. Liquidity Management?


I'm currently an intern on a Cash Equities <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> desk at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. My plan was to intern on the <abbr title="fixed income">FI</abbr> desk as soon as my...

+1GMAT or CFA level 1 to prep for MSc B-school?


I'm looking to take masters in finance (UK), currently finishing 2nd year undergrad going into final year, I'm on the fence between taking the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Lvl 1 exam (which I'd be able to take in Dec), or GMAT. What...

+1Does MBA+ CFA L2+ get you a job ?

The White Bull

I would like to know whether an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> (from a top 15 in your country) and a <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> L2 could help you get a job in Investment Management/ Analyst/Allied...

+1Housing in Chicago May-August


Incoming <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> summer analyst near South Loop this summer. Deciding between the Buckingham and University Center--anyone have experience with either (or in a similar situation looking for a roommate)? Thanks

+40Private Wealth Management/Private Banking Guide for Associates


Once and for all - Here is the best guidebook I can give you for <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr>/<abbr title="private banking">PB</abbr> at the Associate level. Enjoy and show me some love... 1.1 What is Private Wealth...

+8JLL / HFF Merger


You heard that right.... thoughts? See here:

+5To Graduate Early or Not to Graduate Early... Any Advice?

The King of Success

I'll keep this as short as I possibly can and would appreciate any advice you guys can offer. I'm currently a second-semester Junior with a GPA above 3.90, an on-campus job and a summer internship lined up. The thing is, I absolutely hate college - I made friends with the wrong...

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Interview - Project Finance-
+1 Msc finance EDHEC is really worth something


Getting a Msc in finance from EDHEC will gurantee you a summer internship at the bulge brackets like <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> or <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> etc or NOT

Fidelity Investments - Review - Product Management-
+12Private Equity or Pizza Equity?


So here's my dilemma. I'm working on finishing my undergrad. Long story short, one thing led to another and I was able to find full time work in commercial banking (including leveraged finance). Since I was working for a regional bank and wanted to move up, I felt that my unfinished...