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+63Chicago: The best all-around U.S. city Recently, as I contemplate my life in this soulless dystopian tech city, I cannot help but fantasize about Chicago and how awesome that city really is. So underrated. The only true negative is the winters. Consider the following: 1. Very cheap for a major city, especially rent. There are...180
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+58Ranking the Douchiest People You Will Meet On Wall Street by Where They Went To Undergrad<h3>The HPY Kiss Ass:</h3> Imagine this: The entire analyst class has to sit through an hour long information session with the Compliance team. There is really no need for this, other than the fact that every other important group at your firm got to present to the analysts, so now...38
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+48Prestige Skirmish: Lawyer vs. Doctor vs. Investment BankerThe people wanted it, so you get it. **Lawyer - Prestige Pros:** -J.D. is the most prestigious post-graduate degree to have. -Extremely well read and versed in history - which makes for prestigious dinner conversations. -Wields influence over the legal system, and influence is one of...45
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+302019 On-Cycle PE Recruiting: Headhunter RankingRecruited on-cycle in early December and signed with an upper <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> buyout fund in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> starting Summer 2019 (flagship fund size: $6-9 bn; AUM: $20-40 bn). Lazy Friday in the office...231 day 23 hours ago
+34Why tech is overrated for MBAs (and why banking is underrated) As an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> graduate from a top program currently working at a FAANG tech firm, I have to get this off my chest. Tech has been super hot at <abbr title="Masters in Business...132
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+19Don't Be That Guy/Girl When Reaching OutNot too long ago, I was an undergrad. Reaching out to people that I have never met. Praying and hoping that they would perhaps read my Linkedin message and respond. In this process, I learned what rejection felt like but also met a ton of people across the different segments of finance and was...14
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+16AMA: MBB, BB S&T+IB, Top MBA, US/GlobalBeen on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for ages (10+ years) and asked Andy to let me do this AMA with a fresh username so I can focus on giving the most helpful answers without any baggage. I've benefited a lot from <abbr title="Wall Street...63
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+18I just got my VP to bring me a cup of coffee.Pretty sure I just won banking. That is all. 184 days 22 hours ago
+16Beyond the guide: a list of real interview technical questionsOver the past few years, this forum has helped me a lot, so I thought I'd give back. The following questions are all from interviews and superdays I've had <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at various...8
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+14AMA: I was a consultant and interviewer at McKinseyI spent 5 years working as an innovation strategy consultant at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/mckinsey-and-co">McKinsey</a></span> in the Montreal office. During that time I worked on projects around the world on a wide range of...23
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+15Trump = Quant-mageddon?I may be a dumb southerner who limped through advanced calculus like a wounded animal, but I spent a fair amount of time in college studying math and applied statistics. (I think it is amazing you can graduate from many institutions with a degree in finance, having memorized a bunch of formulas...75
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+13My View on the Current Top 10 Strategy Consulting FirmsThis is my take, and I've included some basic commentary about why I've listed certain firms in certain places. I'm definitely interested in hearing what people think, but before I give the list I offer two disclaimers: 1. This is what I think the landscape CURRENTLY looks...452 days 5 hours ago
+11Anyone see Black Panther? (Thoughts)This was one of the most hyped films going into 2018 and as a superhero movie fan I had high expectations. I personally thought it was a really great film, one of my favorite in the Marvel Universe Films. Director did an amazing job, story was well written, all actors notably Michael B Jordan...136
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+9Bonus Tax Too Damn HighRecently received a signing bonus and it ended up getting taxed at 51.5%...wtf is that normal or did something get messed up? I got taxed in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>, so I know there will be some state tax, just don't know how it ends up being greater than 50%...38
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+9Answering Why Private Equity - A Complete Guide<h3>Why Private Equity?</h3> <p> This question pops up in almost every <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">private equity interview</a></span>. It's not something that will land...142 days 12 hours ago
+192018 Republicans vs Democrats POLLAfter reading about the taxes on bonus thread, I am now curious about the political breakdown of users on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, and I'm sure you are too, so I'm making a quick, anonymous and simple poll. Please vote and fill out as best as...3
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+7AMA: Former Strategy& associateHey all, long-time lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> who worked at Strategy& for 2 years and wanted to give back using a throwaway account. A bit about me: graduated from target undergraduate school, interned at Strategy&, and returned full-time...39
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+6Best Way For A College Student to Invest?As college students, I am sure that some of you may relate to the fact of looking for new ways to make a solid amount of money. Personally I have a little under $2000 and would like to get started in investing. For the experienced members on this forum, what would be some good ways to invest in...74
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+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal training programs, many students and prospective finance professionals are choosing enroll in...491 month 3 weeks ago
+6Join 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...47
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+6Real Estate Side HustlesWhat types of real estate side hustles do people have? My intention is to work in real estate in a full-time capacity, but also have a side hustle like owning my own commercial properties or being a broker. I would like to hear of anyone's experiences with their real estate side hustles and...35
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+6Are you interviewing with any other banks/firms?I get this question almost every time I interview, and have always felt awkward as I answer it. I will typically say that I am interviewing with strictly banks. However, my questions are as follows: 1. How to respond when you only have one interview at the moment? I'd imagine honesty is...26
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+5Investment Banking Holidays?How do holidays work at most investment banks? I'd assume analysts are working almost every holiday not named Christmas, Thanksgiving, or the 4th of July. At what level if any would you be able to take off for President's Day?25
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+5How important is international experience? Is working in a country other than the US a plus for business school applications? Also is it a desired experience for job candidates? 82 days 2 hours ago
+6Feeling Undervalued? Do ThisIn life and in our work, it can be easy to lose our sense of value. We look around at other people who are seemingly achieving more than us, "worth more," or otherwise more valued, and we can get down on ourselves. But when we look at situations differently, take control of our...5
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+5(Networking) Good questions to ask?I've got a few phone calls lined up with some guys in Capital market groups at some top brokerages. I'm trying really hard to land to couple interviews and so I definitely want to come off sounding as intelligent as possible. What might be some good questions to ask about their jobs?...4
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+7New Case Webinars in WSO Investment Banking Interview Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with...412 months 4 days ago
+5From <2 GPA , to bulge bracket and hedge fundIt was like yesterday when I received offer from an equity long/short fund in <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr> and achieving my ambition I have been pursuing over the past 5 years. As a long-time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> user, I have...1
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+27Thank God Everyone In America Has Access To Weapons of Mass Destruction, Can I Get a Yee-Haw?The shooting today in Florida, while tragic and shocking, is hardly unforeseen. This is what happens when the narcissism generation, gets their hands on guns, and realizes that if they shoot up a school the entire world will know them. I just don't understand why we're letting...163
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+6Married Before or During First Year of Analyst StintHello, I'm in a predicament. I need to decide whether to propose and marry the girl that I love before starting my first year as a full time <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Bulge Bracket analyst or to do it during the first year or after the first year. I...45
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+4What do you say for weakness(es)?Feel like any weakness could be turned into a detrimental characteristic lol, what do you guys say for weaknesses?30
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+4Investment Banking Analyst after MBA: is it possible? Anyone heard of it? After <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> it may not seems as the smartest decision but with zero finance experience and huge desire to start career on the investment side (PE, <span class='keyword_link'><a...214 days 2 hours ago
+4No Girls Allowed-Steve CohenNews just hit that Steve Cohen had discrimination at Point 72 two, calling out "no girls allowed" prior to meetings. I know some of these guys think they are bulletproof, but the guys at Point 72 must have given 0 fucks. 17
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+4BB SA Overtime Pay Confusion?Hey monkeys, just curious about something that I noticed in a contract and was hoping that some of you could share your thoughts and experiences. Recently accepted a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position at a <span...15
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+4What's it like working in Corporate Strategy?Hi everyone, I'm a graduate student in a STEM field and I'm currently debating going to law school next year (I've been accepted to some high-ranked schools), or trying to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a...141 day 21 hours ago
+4UPenn Hedge Fund Manager Interview: "How bout that Gucci Pump?"Was browsing reddit and saw this post. Not sure if it's a shitpost or a true story but i'd like to believe it's real. I know some of you guys will enjoy this - it's hilarious lol. [quote]So I was having an interview for Penn and it was going well. I showed up 5 minutes...12
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+4Prepping for an MBA Career switch into IBHello! I am interested in making a move to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> during my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> (interning summer of '19), and I had a few questions on what I should be doing now to...11
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+4Considering Joining the Army ReservesAre any of you in the Army Reserves, and if so, do you recommend it? I am graduating this Spring and have already accepted a job that will begin in July where I anticipated I will be working 40-50 hours/week. I am considering joining the Army Reserves, preferably as an Officer since I will have...84 days 18 hours ago
+4AMA: MBB Manager Continental EuropeHey everyone! Thought I'd do a quick AMA with this throwaway account. Currently employed at a north/western European office of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">one of <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...7
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+4BlueWing AMA Part 2: Endowments, Foundations, & Asset AllocatorsLet’s talk about institutional investment management. Doing a quick search it looks like there have been a few more allocators on the site since I was last here — feel free to chime in if you have other experiences. It’s been quite a while since I was on WSO and did my last AMA. I...6
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+4Hollywood wants to play money manager and redistribute your earningsPosing a question to WSO: what do you do when Hollywood has everyone complaining about, "rich people" getting rid of jobs and keeping all of the money to themselves? We're going to become a socialist country along the road we're currently headed. There are a few immediate...6
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+5Are These Good Schools for NYC Investment Banking?I'll be applying to college this coming fall at these schools (in order of preference): NYU Cornell Boston College Michigan UVA Georgetown Duke Villanova Dartmouth Carnegie Mellon Notre Dame Vanderbilt UNC - only since it is in-state NC State - only since it is...69
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+3A company uses $50 of cash to buy PP&E, how does the EV change?The answer is supposed to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">be that <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr></a></span> increases by $50 because you are converting a "non...23
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+3Top 20 Banks To Work For - "Employee Satisfaction" - 2018 EditionSaw this just posted on Poets & Quants (sourced from WSO) and wanted to S/O Patrick & WSO for being the ones taking the reigns and providing this insight that nobody else has offered! It's awesome to see this site earning even more recognition and autonomy in the space. Let's...19
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+3Accepting TWO offers (one SA, one FT) during same year; date clash! Help!I am currently a final year student and will graduate in Jun 2018. Its not possible for me to delay graduation, because I already did that last year. A few months ago, I received an offer from “Firm A” (prestigious <span class='keyword_link'><a...16
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+3Big 4 M&A vs BB Equity ResearchHello ladies and gentleman of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. I have a choice to make... (most likely) Analyst 2 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr...16
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+3$1B hedge fund with <5 employeesI have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst offer at</a></span> a hedge fund that manages $1B+ and has <5 people on the investment team (<10 if you count <span...142 days 9 hours ago
+3Finding New JobsHey guys- trying to find my next move in my job career. Ended up with a Developer and it really just isn't anything I expected. Lots of sitting around and doing nothing. No training, modeling or anything. Looking to learn more and take on way more responsibility. So I am curious where you...126 days 3 hours ago
+3WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/the-2017-wso-internship-apply-now">2017 <abbr title="Wall Street...11
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+3Average Number of Deals Per YearI've recently started as an Associate at a Bulge Bracket Bank. 6 months into the job and I (nor anyone in my entire associate class) has closed a deal yet (no financing, no sell side, no buy side, no ipo). It seems like the deal flow here is very slow. My friends over at <span...9
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+3Chicago or Charlotte/any other southern cityI live in the Midwest, so working in Chicago would be very close and convienient to move to. However, my mother who lives in Chicago is always telling me to stay the hell away and that it is too expensive and the taxes are too high. I’ve considered Charlotte and other southern cities like...8
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+3A few questions going into a first round VC interviewI am going into an interview for a senior associate position that asked for 3 years of finance experience despite having only ~6 months consulting experience. The <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> is halfway through the interview process but they decided (ostensibly)...3
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+3Private banking internship in Monaco or in PWM in Canada? (2nd year student)Hi, I'm a 2nd year university student currently living in Montreal (Canada) looking to get an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship next year. I received two offers for this summer: 1. Intern at a large private bank in Monaco 2. <span...3
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+3Really annoyed working under know-it-all analystHas anyone ever had problems working under someone who makes it his/ her life goal to make everything a lecture? I recently interned for a boutique investment bank under another analyst and at first I thought it was great that someone above me was willing to show me the ropes. Lately its been a...2
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+3Choosing between mid tier BB vs Oxbridge MAI'm originally from North America and am attending a university (UCL/KCL) in London and have accepted an offer from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">mid tier <abbr title="bulge...2
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+3Just got accepted to Stern, any fellow Sternies here with any adviceHi I just got accepted to stern and I was wondering if there were any other people from Stern here (current student or past student) that could offer me some advice. I was able to find everything that NYU officially wants you to know but I am looking for the real stuff right now if that makes...1
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+3Greenhill Trouble?What's going on with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/greenhill" target="_blank">Greenhill right now</a></span>? Should people be worried about working there? Has there been an exodus? 1
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+3Recently realized I want an MBA - Do I have a shot at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford?Hello everyone - I recently realized that I want to apply for <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in a year or two and was wondering about my chances at these top programs. Previously, I had been thinking about a PhD, but I think that an...261 day 10 hours ago
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+2Specialties among MegafundsI tried to search for this all over the internet but wasn't able to find anything recent. Are there any particular industries/specialties that some megafunds are known for? i.e. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/silver-lake"...15
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+2Is CFA worth it for traders?Hey all, Despite my banana count, I'm not a new user. I've been on the site for some time, but <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">wso</abbr> locked my old acct on my work computer. I'm a fresh undergrad(Dec 17') and started working at a large <abbr...13
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+2Real Estate ExamHey guys! I am looking to get started on preparing for my real estate exam. For those of you that did the pre-courses online, what is the best website for this preparation? I looked into the sites listed below, however I am open to suggestion. I'll be taking this for the state of...1219 hours 31 min ago
+22 Spring OffersHey Y'all, Some advice would be helpful. I'm a sophomore math and finance major at a nontarget top 50 UG southern school. I have 2 remote offers for this semester and need to decide in the next day or so. One is a 500M portfolio <abbr title="venture...11
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+2Offer at a Fortune 50 company... Hi, I am a finance student at a strong semi target and was recently offered a position at a F50 corporation in their finance and accounting division. I have ~1 week to decide whether to accept. I was wondering how to leverage this offer and contact advisory firms/<abbr...11
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+2Does Mbb check every employer on your resume?I’ve recently been offered a position at an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr></a></span>... not in a consulting role but in a support role for...11
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+2Regarding 2019 IBD Summer Analyst RecruitingSophomore at a top target (H/W) here Keep seeing frantic posts about recruiting being pushed up ridiculously early and <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> postings are already up. All I see so far on career services portal are just info sessions, a few...11
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+2Northwestern University?So I am currently finishing up my college transfer applications. I am only applying to two schools: University of Virginia and George Washington University. However, Northwestern caught my eye earlier on as well but I remained unsure about applying there. Now reconsidering and need to decide...11
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+2RBC NYC M&A vs. Moelis SF GeneralistI am now trying to lateral after 1 year of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> related experience. My next 2-year goal would be <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> or <span class='keyword_link'><a...11
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+218 yrs old, should I start self-studying CFA?Do you guys think jumping the bandwagon and starting to look at <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> material early on would be beneficial, considering I'm only first year college. I just need to know how to start and I think in my spare time I could...1021 hours 23 min ago
+2Answering why market making?How would market makers answer the question "Why market making?" or "What attracts you to market making in particular?" (and maybe this links to why <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">not principal...922 hours 58 min ago
+2Enterprise Value + Equity Value Technical QuestionsHey guys, So recently got asked this question in a first round interview -> If you buy an operating asset worth $100 with 50% cash and 50% debt what happens to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-enterprise-value-EV">both...9
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+2Which is more sensitive in a DCF: FCF or the Discount Rate? Looking at the impact of increasing taxes on valuation. On one hand, (assuming debt is in the capital structure) the cost of debt decreases due to the larger impact of the tax shield. This reduces the associated risk of debt thus reducing the risk profile of the company, reducing the cost of...9
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+2Anyone have information on Anchorage?There are many thread on this online, but not for intern. Anchorage is recruiting at my school for internships and was hoping you monkeys could share some info on what the interview process would be or anything notable about the firm. The website (http://anchoragecap.com) isn't super helpful.9
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+2LBS/Darden/Ross/Johnson for NYC IB Associate RoleHi all, Curious to get people's thoughts on <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs. I am coming from a non-finance background and I am hoping to use my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> to...9
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+2Haven't heard back about interviewApplied for a job at a small firm through a job on LinkedIn at the end of January and received a reply through LinkedIn that same evening from the firms CEO requesting dates I was available for a brief phone interview. I replied to him through LinkedIn with a number dates for the following week...9
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+2Experienced Lateral to J.P. Morgan - CoverageI'm in the early stages of interviewing for a lateral <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">position at <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr></a></span> into a coverage group I currently cover, coming from...8
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+2Corporate Banking final interviewI have a Corp Banking interview coming up soon for an energy group. For those in corp banking, how should I prepare? What is the typical corp banking interview like? Any energy specific items or ratios I should focus on? Thanks for the help.8
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+2Prestige of P72How prestigious is point72 in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> community</a></span>? Just curious, as I've been...8
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+2Shared-Equity Contracts: A SCAM or "a new way to profit from rising home prices"An [article](https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-valley-explores-a-new-investment-your-home-1518955201) published on WSJ talked about a new way for people to buy homes using equity financing: [quote]A handful of companies, including those backed by marquee Silicon Valley names such as...8
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+2MBA: Do I stand any chances at a top school?A little bit about my background: - <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> consultant at a tier-2 European city (think Paris/Frankfurt/Madrid), with 2+ years of experience by the time I’ll apply - A few internships here and there at random FTSE100...8
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+2Dinner with bossHi Guys, I have to attend a dinner organized at one of my partner's fund later this week with all my team. What's the best way to make a good impression / no mistakes?7
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+2Operation Miami - Help a Monkey Out!!Filthy Animals, I'm in some need of a little bit of help to plan my little spring vacay to Miami. I've been to Miami before, but was there very briefly and only was able to venture through the city a little and hang out on South Beach for a night. **Is there anything that is a...7
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+2LBS MFA InterviewHi, I applied to the MFA Program and just received an interview invite. I was wondering if there is anyone who can share their insights about the interview process. I understand it is mostly competency/behavioral based, but I'd really appreciate it if you could share your insights on...7
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+2Funniest things MDs sayList some of the funniest phrases your MDs have used Ex: "spin your wheels" "bat this around internally"6
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+2Did I lie on my resume? What to do at this point?I met a finance journalist, Bob, for X magazine through alumni connections. And we ended up working on a project together. This was a side project, so I normally don't put it on my resume but it was relevant for a specific position. So, I wrote down that I worked for X magazine under...6
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+2How to transition from biology to market/equity research (in life sciences)?Hey guys, I'm hoping I can get some information on what kinds of jobs I could use as a launch point to enter the business (I'm specifically thinking market/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity...6
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+2Instructions lacking clarityThe context is I work at a mid-market <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in a relatively small firm. I am an analyst at the firm and the office culture has been great so far. However, I am having issues working with one of the new principals. He asks for research...6
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+2Is it possible to lateral to the associate level without an MBA and no prior IB experience?But say you have relevant "deal" experience (aka Big 4 FDD/Valuations type stuff) and have focused on a specific industry. Has anyone ever seen this happen? I would assume this never happens at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> but what about boutiques...6
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+2Resume/CV for Europe-> Should my CV be 1 page or 2 pages? - Target geos: a. UK, b. Nordics/NL - Assume it’s for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> - Experienced hire from outside of finance6
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+2Post Bloomberg Internship Super Day Interview?Bloomberg Global Data Internship Interview Process: Round 1 - Pre-Recorded Video Responses: Passed (notified 3 days later) Round 2 - 30 Minute Video Interview: Passed (notified 2 hours later) Round 3 - <span class='keyword_link'><a...6
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+2Cornered - What to do?Occasional lurker looking for some honest advice. I'm a senior student at a non-target California state school with no work experience of any kind, and no internships. I'm a first gen college student from a very impoverished family for what its worth. My GPA is currently in the 3.5 -...6
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+2MBA from USC Marshall vs Georgetown vs Carroll vs Questrom for IB/AM (International)Hey guys, I'm an international with overall 5+ years of experience. Relevant finance experience: strong foothold in Indian Equities + cleared <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> L3. I have to choose a B-school from Georgetown/USC Marshall/ BC...6
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+2UT Austin Business Honors+ Finance VS. Michigan Ross Direct AdmitI got into UT BHP and if I go there will do a double major in Finance. I also got Ross direct admit. Which is a better option? I am planning to go into Management consulting or <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Cost is the same for both schools Any input will...5
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+2J.P. Morgan 2019 IBD Video InterviewHi 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...5
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+2Consulting --> Corp Dev --> VCI currently work in strategy consulting at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">Accenture</a></span>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte"...4
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+22019 IB Accelerated RecruitingAlright monkeys, here's the 411. I'm a sophomore at an HYP school. <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> jumped the gun this year with their 2019 recruiting - they opened 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> apps today. I know that...4
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+2CDS-Bond Basis - Any credit traders in here?(probably) rookie question for any credit trader out there: Why wouldn't you be able to take that trade: Short T 6.125 08/15/29 Long CVS 9.35 01/10/2023 Corp Long CVS <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+3What do Post-MBA IB Associates Do?Hey all, I've seen a lot of posts about people not needing finance experience getting into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> from top business schools. How do these Associates manage analysts if they've never had that experience? What are the...3
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+2Small Private Equity Fun (USD 100m AUM) - Thoughts on life in small PE?All, I would like to hear opinions or experiences regarding life in really small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shops. How is the pay generally, opportunities going forward, chances of transferring into a larger <abbr title="private...3
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+2Devastating articles on SFThe first article deals with the absolute filth that has taken over SF. Much of this is due to liberal policies and lax policing. The second article discusses the abysmal dating scene in the SF Bay Area. Basically if you're a single straight male, don't even think about living in SF....3
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+2Anyone have Series 79 Materials?Hi all, Does <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/series-79-exam">anyone have series 79</a></span> materials they are looking to get rid of? Preferably Knopman with online exam access and class notes? Please send me a PM with a...2
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+2Valuable MBA Application Insight from Current MBA's at HBS / GSB/ WhartonAll - Some of you might be knee-deep in the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> application process (currently Round 2), and others might be considering applying next year. I was in your shoes about a year ago and know how convoluted the process...1
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+2Headhunted for CBRE Investment Analyst from BIG4 valuations teamHey everyone, I have been given the possibility to take an interview for CBRE as an investment analyst. I am currently working in the BIG4 valuations team in a Nordic country and I am not sure whether this would be a suitable transition and therefore ask for some feedback. First of all, is...1
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+2The big short<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]I’ve done so well in life by using organized common sense that I never wanted to get into fields like AI.” [/quote] <em> Charlie Munger spent some time fielding questions in downtown L.A. two days...1
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+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/hedge-fund-interview-questions">hedge fund interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and...14 months 1 week ago
+2Need help choosing between Corp Dev or Equity ResearchHi all, Currently I have 2 opportunities I can pursue and I'd like to gather some outside thoughts and feedback, as I am not sure myself. Any feedback, or any thoughts of what I should be considering would be very much appreciated. **My background** - Non-target undergrad - Couple...1
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+4You're on the jury in the Parkland Shooting trial. What would you sentence him to?I'm absolutely pro death-penalty, for liars, cheaters, and generally unscrupulous people who try to further themselves by taking advantage of others. In fact, I'm not hugely opposed to some of the corporal punishment going on today in Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. It keeps society in...37
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+3Associate at a small bank, didn't get offer at BB internship, what do I do now?I graduated from an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program in 2017. Over my summer I interned at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...212 days 44 min ago
+2Wtf am I doing in Accenture Technology with a degree in Economics ?I applied to a Consulting <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/accenture" target="_blank">job at Accenture</a></span> and they wanted to put me in Technology. WTF ? Why did they do that ? I didn't study computer engineering, I...19
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+2How to buy stock with a credit card?I'm a little invested but I feel like right now us a good opportunity for me to make bank. So to that end what are some good ways to buy stock with my credit card? Should I just buy some gold then immediately sell it etc. My limit is 27k for all three cards.13
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+2Inheriting 20m- how to best prepare?What roles would you transition to if you knew you were poised to inherit $20m? I am currently in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span> role but am considering transitioning to high...7
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+2Is ADHD a fine explanation for low GPAI had undiagnosed ADD for the first two years of my college career, but I just got diagnosed and am on medication now, along with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/management-strategies" target="_blank">learning time management...7
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+2Are hair washes a "thing" in finance? I am not new to the workforce but I'm relatively new to working in finance. I work for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in...6
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+1SA 2019: Apply Now or..?Hey all, So, as you may know, 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> just opened <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">up for <abbr title="JP...5
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+1Valuation help, thanks!Hi, I've been set a valuation assignment to value a small business and I have a few quick questions that I would appreciate help on. 1. If there is a one-off maintenance cost every 5 years of 200k, would it be appropriate to spread the cost annually, i.e. 40k per year? 2. If the...5
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+1Am I pigeon - holing myself? What's up guys, I'm in a Tier 1 A Market, east coast U.S (Philly, Charlotte, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta) at a top brokerage working in office leasing. I interned with the same brokerage during college , got a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer in research...5
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+1Best Ways to Hedge Cap Rate Risk?I'm with a firm that specializes in short-term opportunistic and value add investments. Basically flipping commercial properties. With interest rates set to rise this year, we may see cap rates starting to rise as well. We normally don't worry too much about moves in cap rates as we...51 day 4 hours ago
+1London School of Economics vs Kings CollegeI have an offer from both <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> and Kings for an non-numerate undergraduate degree. Although I feel it’s a given due to the prestige and name <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> has...5
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+1Oh god oh god. Background checks :(I've recently been offered a position <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr></a></span>... not in a consulting role but in a support role...5
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+1CFA Registration InquiryHello everyone, As the title suggests I have inquiry regarding the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Level 1 exam registration process and specifics around the “requirements” for enrolling for it. To give you some background information, I’m...5
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+1Finding work in EU or US as a non-EU citizen (I live in Iran)Hey everyone, I'm a successful FX trader (easily averaging 2K pips per month) and I used to work on my own for the past 2 years. I was happy with how things were but recently my government (Iran) has made my line of work illegal (well, to be fair it was illegal in the past too, but...5
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+1Mutual Funds vs. Shares Hi, If one purchases a mutual fund, is this considered the equivalent of purchasing securities that are part of that fund? Would it be accurate to say the one owns stocks if one only owns them via mutual fund? Would one then be allowed to vote for the board of directors if one only own...4
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+1CMBS and CDSWorking on an investment case study where the national oil company of a sub investment grade country wants to sell its office premises for $150 million on a 15-yr lease with an option to put it back at the end of the lease. Rather than a straight sale where one investor buys the building, I was...4
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+1Are Online Modeling Certificates Respected/Valued (unique situation)? Here's my situation, and would appreciate feedback - I come from a scientific background (BS/MS - molecular bio) and currently work in between banking and consulting for healthcare companies - I <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+1Revenue and COGS buildHi guys, Long time lurker here - thanks for the invaluable resources. I have a question of my own now regarding Revenue and COGS build within PE-projections: the majority of models I've seen work from a bottom-up build projecting Revenues as # Units sold x Average Selling Price, and...4
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+1Green Plains?Anyone have any experience with Green Plains? Im trying to decide between an internship offer from them and one from Scoular. There isn’t much on them online. Any advice would help. Cheers.4
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+1Best exam book for Series 79 and Series 63?Hi all, hoping to leverage some of the older more experienced analysts/associates on this site - what are some of the better known books / practice guides for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/series-79-exam">Series 79</a></span> and 63?...4
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+1Due diligence in private equityHow relevant is vendor due diligence review in the private equity process when going through the deal - vs say the legal documentation (reviewing purchase agreements, NDAs, credit agreements....). How detailed do you need to go into the commercial and accounting documents (ie VDD) and what do...4
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+1Onex Partners InfoWondering if anyone has insights into what working at Onex is like? Comp? Lifestyle? There oldest thread where anyone has provided insights is from 2010 so not exactly recent. 4
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+1Dirty Money Series on NetflixIf anyone has some spare time I would suggest watching the "Dirty Money" series on Netflix. Each episode is a separate 1 hour documentary about a separate topic. I watched two of them, one on how the short sellers figured our valeant pharm. and the other about the Trump empire. ...4
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+1Is My Upcoming Scheduled Phone Call with HR a Rejection on its Way? (3 working days post final round interview)Interviewed with a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund in London for an off-cycle internship. I would have been the last candidate to interview. If it's going to be a rejection I'd prefer to know...4
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+1DCF result - Equity value from EV Hi all What is the correct way to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-equity-value">arrive at equity value</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...4
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+1Sophomore Low GPA that's currently being fixed; but not before SA 2019 positions are filled. Am I screwed?I currently have a 3.46(rounded to 3.5) as a sophomore. I'm trying extra hard this semester to bring it up to a 3.7, where I'll be competitive, but <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> positions are already starting recruiting. I'm not gonna get my...4
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+1Networking after applying for a jobThere is a small firm that has a few alumni from my school that I wanted to contact with regards to networking with the hopes of landing an interview or a job there. Before I got the chance to send an email I saw they had just posted a position that would be a perfect fit for myself, so my...4
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+1How much money would you need to undergo castration/sterilization?Was listening to a podcast this morning about eugenics (from Greek "eu" meaning good / well and "genos" meaning race / species). Really interesting stuff and widely accepted by prominent scholars and politicians as late as the 1960s. Look up Cold Spring Harbor Labs in Long...4
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+1BSc in Accounting and Finance at LSE vs Accounting and Finance at WarwickAfter lurking for about 1 year as a disgusting high school student, dreaming of working in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, I got offers from <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> and Warwick and some semi-targets. Which of the...4
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+1Is Calculus III necessary for Economics and/or Finance? Hello there. My Finance Degree requires up to Calculus II to grad but should I take Calc 3 if it offered? 4
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+1European Banking to European PEHey guys, I was wondering what analyst/associate level is the cut-off <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/private-equity-interview-prep-questions">rank for private equity recruiting</a></span>. Appreciate that there is no precise answer, but...4
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+1Question about Ambiguous parts of NetworkingOnce you get on a call with someone at a firm and ask questions about the bank or fund, what do you typically do? I understand you generally want to ask for a referral to speak with someone else but when do you start talking about applications? As in, say I talk to 3-4 people at a bank, do I...4
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+1Is AE worth it with no experience?Hey all, I'm in Real Estate Advisory at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> Accounting firm and am enrolled in an Argus Enterprise two-day workshop that the Altus Group offers ($1250 cost). I'm hopeful that I can transition into acquisitions, but with my...3
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+1Life at Morgan Stanley - LondonJust got accepted to this event. Has anybody been to it previously, who would like to share their experience? Is this an opportunity to land an internship next summer? Anybody else going this year and not sure what to expect? I'm debating whether or not it's worth flying in from Dublin...3
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+1How do I negotiate salary in this situation? I am almost two years out of college and I am looking for a bit of a career change. I have two offers on the table. Company A is offering me $100k base and Company B is offering $72k. Last year in my current gig I made $84k all in and I’d expect to be in the 90s for 2018. All three are in...3
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+1CFA Institute Research Challenge Relevance I am a member on my school's <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Research team and recently presented. I have brought it up while networking and a number of people had no idea what this competition was. Can anyone provide any information as to how well...3
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+1BP Integrated Supply and Trading I graduated from Industrial and Systems Engineering this past December and will be starting my Masters of Science in Finance starting Fall 2018. I just accepted the internship role at BP in their IST department. I am currently taking the semester off, which basically gives me plenty of time to...3
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+1How do you stay organized at work (both in general and on action item lists)? (x-post w/ MC forum)TL,DR: I'm dangerously disorganized at work, and would love to hear about your method of organization and staying on top of tasks. Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by. Some context: I went into <span class='keyword_link'><a...3
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+1Non big 4 audit > Corporate Finance?I have worked for a year as an auditor at a non big 4 (top 10) <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> firm. Turns out, accounting is boring to me and I'm looking to get a job as a financial analyst. I would prefer an F500 company but I'm not really...3
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+1Rothschild M&A 2018Been reading and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/rothschild" target="_blank">seeing Rothschild</a></span> on a lot of big deals in the past year... Intel, Solera, Hostess, etc... any thoughts on Rothschild? I know people have...3
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+1Fox News set to woo cord-cutters with premium streaming serviceFor traditional news broadcasters with operations rooted to television, it makes perfect sense to venture into news-based video streaming service. The latest to join the league of media houses trying their luck in the streaming space is Fox News, apparently taking a cue from the prevalence of...3
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+1How many interviews did you f up?I´m just wondering what the ratio for other people is like, I had 4 interviews for spring weeks at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> so...3
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+1Top Asset management firms in TorontoPlease can anyone recommend any top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/top-asset-management-firms">asset management firms in Toronto</a></span> worth working for? I will be going for a Co-op term in Fall 2018. I don't care about the pay...3
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+1Do freshmen in college start recruiting now for sophomore 2019 internships?I've seen threads about 2019 recruitment for sophomores, but how would I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">get an <abbr title="investment banking...3
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+1PE Case Interview ExpectationsHey monkeys - **TL;DR - <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">Hour long case interview</a></span> and looking for guidance on the best way to prepare.** **Background** I am currently a consultant and have been...3
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+1Promote StructureIn the process of syndicating a deal on this side and having some difficulty agreeing to a promote structure with a group of our investors who's advisers think the following structure is fair: They don't seem focused on fees but fees are as follows: 1% acq. 0.5% at refinance 1%...31 day 3 hours ago
+1Places to live in NYC this summer that is not NYU? What's a good place or site to use to get a decent housing arrangement this summer? NYU is like 4600 almost for the entire summer and am trying to find something less because I feel that's just not worth what you're getting. I saw https://www.nycintern.org have pretty dam decent...3
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+1WeWork- real estate analyst?Anybody have any insight on the work experience you will develop as a real estate analyst at a place like WeWork? What are the exit opps? Really appreciate any help or insight! Thank you!34 days 7 hours ago
+1Insight on CD Trading Desks?I'm currently in the process of transferring from a CC to a regional target as a sophomore and have a possible internship position on a CD <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> desk. One of my...3
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+1Worth it to take Wharton Online Accounting Course/Certification?I'm a sophomore at a non-target, currently at boutique remote internship, 3.5, going through interviews for this summer at boutiques and hoping for IBD at a BB or EB next summer Long story short I can't take any accounting classes until next semester. I have no otherwise finance...3
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+1Happy Presidents Day<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” [/quote] <em>Abraham Lincoln. He makes a great point, but we’ll still take the day off. </em> </p> ...2
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+1When and How To Exit?<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">Been in <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr></a></span> for almost 2 years; clearly an excellent opportunity and learned a ton, including...2
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+1Upward MobilityI'm really interested in a long-term career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (transitioning from Analyst > Associate > VP > MD etc.). I'm starting to think about junior summer recruiting, and I want to know which banks will be best given...2
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+1Wells Fargo Summer FAP NY ProgramsHas anyone heard back from recruiters for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span> Summer FAP <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> programs? Had the first round phone interview 2...2
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+1Why do some jobs only want recent college grads but refuse to hire anyone with 2+ years of experience?Why do some jobs I see posted only hire recent college graduates and also say that they won't hire anyone with 1-3+ years experience? That doesn't make any sense to me unless they are looking for a gullible candidate to take advantage of. Whats makes a recent graduate with no...2
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+1Ares vs. Golub Direct Lending Curious to hear if anybody has anything to share about the pros/cons between Golub's and Ares' direct lending groups. Interested specifically in level of prestige, pay, work/life balance, culture, deal flow, security types (senior vs. subordinated) etc.2
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+1Undergraduates and successWhy undergraduates are most successful in career when compared to post graduates and master holders?2
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+1Any guesses as to who this firm is?Some headhunter has the exact same job posting for two locations - one in [Santa...2
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+1M&A ProcessCan anyone with <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> experience walk me through the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> Process? From the initial pitch to deal closing? I know the process is lengthy and would like...2
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+1Navy SWO MBA helpHey guys I am new here and need some <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> admission advice. Background: I attended a top 30 engineering school for undergrad(Super non target business school). I graduated with a 3.4 GPA in Computer Science and...2
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+1Entry level salaries low in LondonHey monkeys, just curious about why salaries are so low for entry-level analysts in London compared to other places in the world. Normal comp at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...2
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+1Incoming FDP Hello, I am an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/finance-development-programs-an-overview-of-acclerated-corporate-finance-careers-fldps">incoming <abbr title="Finance Development Program">FDP</abbr></a></span> finance...2
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+1DCF question: WACC vs IRR?Hi all, I've just worked through a simple valuation model (with a terminal value), where I've used the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-internal-rate-of-return-IRR"><abbr title="internal rate of...2
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+1Wanting Advice for A Highschool StudentGreetings, I am a junior in high school. I have been wanting a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">career in asset management</a></span> since I was 13. Soon to become a senior, college applications are...2
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+1Help me understand mining banking jargonHi all, I am trying to familiarize myself with all the jargon associated with natural resources/mining team within an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I have been reading pre feasibility studies to try and strengthen my understanding, but I am unsure of a few...2
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+1Going to tech to come back to finance?In an interesting position here. Started as an Ops Analyst (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO"><abbr title="back office">BO</abbr></a></span>) at an insurer, but was lucky to...2
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+1How to properly ask for other bankers to speak with?Hi all, So I'm currently networking as I'm trying to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (I go to a non-target). My school actually has a good amount of alumni in banking and I've been reaching out to them. So far, my <span...2
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+1Onex Toronto RecruitmentHi everyone, First year analyst here in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>, looking to move back to Canada soon for family reason. Was wondering if anyone knows the timeline, recruitment process and headhunter handling Pre-MBA associate hiring at Onex Toronto office. How...2
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+1A newbie seeking for advice/guidance on how to break into Wall StreetAs a recent graduate and a current equity options trader, I am having a difficult time to land a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> role <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr...2
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+1Thoughts on BB&T Capital Markets?Hi guys! Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I was wondering if anybody has insight into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bbt" target="_blank">BB&T</a></span> Capital Markets. Any information about certain groups, office...2
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+1London Can't Make Up Its Mind About Uber?After being banned on and off, Uber is given some flexibility in the city of London; although still being severely and ever increasingly hindered. Transport for London, the city's transport authority opened up some dialogue this past week with some developments.. [quote]London’s...2
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+1HR Reached Out about position and never responded?I networked with a senior banker at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...2
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+1Fastest way to IB?Hello currently I'm attending the University of North Texas, and I want to get somewhere in the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> field. I was wondering if it would be faster to go work in a boutique in Dallas for 1-2 years, then go back and get an <abbr...2
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+1asset managementhi there, I am a fresh graduate from Egypt and search for an international <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">internship in asset management</a></span>. how I can find an internship that gives me...2
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+1Black Panther<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]I created all these pictures and posts, and the Americans believed that it was written by their people.” [/quote] <em>Irina Kaverzina—one of the defendants in Mueller’s indictments last week—in...2
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+1Big 4 Consulting to Top 10 MBA program (posted in MC group too)Hi everyone, I know there are some previous discussions on this topic but wanted to get an idea of the chances of getting in to a top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> from Big 4 Management Consulting. From reading previous posts it seems...2
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+1Importance of modelling for lateraling?Hello fellow monkeys, I’m in one of those rotational development programme within a small bank (UK based), and I’m thinking about my options to lateral at the end of the rotations, as the conversion rate (particularly for IB) is quite low. Moreover, I’ve been warned that when...2
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+1Manager Selection RoleHi guys, I am being recruited for a manager selection role for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM"><abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span>...2
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+1Precedent Transactions EV / EBITDA multiplesIs there a website where I can get <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-ev/ebitda"><abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr> / <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and...2
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+1Can someone explain the B School Career "bid" system?I've been reading about the bid system for getting interviews at Booth/Kellog. Can somebody please explain what this means? Any other T15 B Schools do this? Thank you, @Kellogg2016" @Hillary2016" @BreakingOutOfPWM" 2
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+1Information on comp at early stage venture firms?Having trouble finding info on early stage <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> funds that play mainly in seed and A but some B. I realize comp info is out there but can’t find any for that type of fund in particular (or anything relatively recent for that matter)....2
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2 days 5 hours ago
+1Russian Curler Thinks He Was Sabotaged[WSJ](https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-curler-fails-drug-test-authorities-explore-sabotage-possibility-1519017210?mod=trending_now_5)You kidding me right now? You would think those Commies over in mother Russia would realize "Hey, we should probably not try and cheat THIS TIME"....2
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+1Energy Capital Partners QuestionCame across this for associates at ECP and was wondering whether any WSOers have any insights to this. ECP has some associates title as Energy and Infrastructure "Economist" vs some are just purely Associate. Does the former have a fundamentally different role i.e. a non-investing...2
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+1Breaking into IB, best route from undergraduate to job?Hello everybody! I'm new to the forum even though I've been reading it for quite some time now. I have a couple of questions, hopefully I will get an answer to some! I'm 22 years old from NL, and I've been working as a Pawnbroker for 3 years. I then moved to work in...2
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+1how to avoid looking desperate?Hello again everyone, I'm the same guy who started [This Thread](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/finding-work-in-eu-or-us-as-a-non-eu-citizen-i-live-in-iran?page=0#comment-1630717) to sum it all up, I am a successful FX trader with no educational background in finance who due...2
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19 hours 11 min ago
+1Lincoln Avenue CapitalHi. Anybody here familiar with Lincoln Avenue Capital- a low income housing developer and investor. Any idea on culture, salaries, would really appreciate any insight, thank you so much!2
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+1Junior Canadian STIR/FX trader -> Offer from Chicago Corp?Hi everyone, Any advice/comments are appreciated. I have to be a bit vague to avoid being recognized. Please PM if you'd like any details! I work in Toronto as in STIR/FX for a Canadian organization, say around 3 years in. I'm on a pretty solid team with upward...2
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+1Career change neededI have been at a firm doing valuation work for about a year and am finding out that I strongly dislike the work for a few reasons: 1- I know I am in finance, but I really dislike working in huge excel models all day. I am not terrible at it but I find that it drains me and bores me to...2
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+1Paying for a super expensive education just to end up as a pawn on a chess board (Your Company)When you graduate expensive university, you think you are hot shit. You wear a nice suit. You think of yourself as important and the world will be served to you on a silver platter. You are wrong. When you enter the job market, you will become another one of the disposable pawns on the chess...2
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6 days 8 hours ago
+1Looking for CorpDev Analyst - best recruiter?I'm at a fintech company out of Vegas and we'll likely be looking for a corpdev analyst fresh out of banking in the next few months. Anyone know which recruiters are best known for corpdev on the west coast / southwest?2
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+1Interview process, advice needed on how to proceed...I recently started the interview process for a posting I saw on LinkedIn. So far I've had... -A call with HR that I'd say went well -A call with a VP level member of the group that I'd say went very well -A call with an Associate where I was asked approx. 15 technicals and...2
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8 hours 55 min ago
+1Optimal Path In CollegeHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Later this year, I’ll be heading to undergrad. I’ve been accepted early action to a fairly prestigious target school, and am now waiting on the Ivys. I’ve worked smart (and hard) in high school, and hope to continue...2
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+1Nintendo draining dividends through it's "other" current liabilitiesDoes anyone know who gets the i% for Nintendo's other current liabilities? They have averaged 40% of total liabilities over 5Y and there's no note explaining in the <abbr title="accounts receivable">AR</abbr>. Smells like debt dividends?1
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+1Join the club<h4><strong>Quote of the Day </h4> </strong></p> [quote]The odds of a bad outcome have gone up.” [/quote] <em><span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs CEO...1
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+1Anyone here have experience with corporate VC?Specifically post-MBA, in terms of how interesting/impactful the work is, career progression, comp, lifestyle etc. What kind of background do these groups look for?1
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2 days 7 hours ago
+1PE Initial Phone Screening was only 10 Min is this NormalMy initial <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> phone screening was only 10 min with a head hunter. I felt like this was on the shorter side of all the headhunters I've had so far. Is this normal or would you take this as a bad sign?1
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2 days 7 hours ago
+1Exit opps for ER @ small investment management firmHi all, I have an opportunity to join a <$500m AUM investment (wealth management) firm doing <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research</a></span>. Responsibilities would primarily be...1
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1 hour 53 min ago
+1Square’s Credit Group - Ready.. GoWith Fintech being the new kid on the block, what do you monkeys think about potentially being on Square’s Credit team at any level? Do you think their lending team will make a splash or go unnoticed? I don’t know anything about Square’s team or if it is even worth a discussion but...1
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+1Chances at moving to a IB Analyst role? Hi all, Currently a consultant at a canadian big4 hoping to make the switch to banking after about 2 years. Have been staffed on a few interesting engagements but I've realized that the aspects of my job I enjoy the most involve diving into company financials / building models. Most of...1
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4 days 17 hours ago
+1IB target UniWould you say that Queen Mary University of London is considered a target/semi-target school for BBs?1
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+1Watson-Gleason Test for PE InterviewHey all, I interviewed with a LMM <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm a month ago and they got back to me yesterday saying they wanted me to complete an test called the Watson-Gleason Test. I see on google it is a critical thinking test typically used in law...1
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6 days 8 hours ago
+1MBB Post-MBA to PE - what to doHi all, I am about to complete my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> at a top 10 but non-M7 b-school and landed a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">job at <abbr...1
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4 days 6 hours ago
+1Investment Banking Inter/Fulltime as CS majorHi Guys, I'm a <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> major, junior/rising senior and minoring in Economics from semi-target university. I have very much interest in Investment banking(20% for money, 80% for what they do) or other related fields. I did my internships...1
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1 day 22 hours ago
+1Which would be the straightest path to IB analyst?Hi, long time lurker but made an account to ask this question. I have been accepted to Middlebury College. My initial plan was to major in Econ, but I found a guaranteed transfer program (with certain GPA) to Columbia SEAS or Dartmouth’s Engineering school. If I went to one of these programs,...1
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+1PLEASE HELP WITH: State of High-Yield Bond market / Lev Fin / League TablesHello everyone, I'm interested in the state of the High-Yield Bond Market. I know that in the 80s high-yield bonds were used to finance large <abbr title="leveraged buyouts">LBOs</abbr> and that there was a few boom and busts. Are high-yield bonds still commonly...1
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6 days 6 hours ago
+1Need your suggestion with valuation of a company in emerging marketsI was doing valuation of a company in emerging markets and I have a question in mind but couldn't find a proper theory suggesting a solution. Suppose, the company receives its revenue in US$ currency and incur costs in INR currency. The company’s functional currency is INR so the...1
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4 days 12 hours ago
+1Projecting Bank Balance SheetHello to everyone. I am a little stuck on projecting a bank <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">balance sheet here</a></span>. Could someone help me what is the correct way to project the " Debt...1
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1 day 22 hours ago
+118 yrs old, one life to live Been a member since 2016, but I was in highschool when I first joined, 2 years later I am in first year college, I live in Vancouver , Canada and taking economics and a basic banking course. My question here would be I like finance, I like understanding how money works and I have a interesting...1
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2 days 33 min ago
+1Thermocore Max your calorie intake goal Thermocore Max your calorie intake goal less difficult, ephedra has its personal set of In state-of-the-art health conscious age, having that perfect frame is very important. so that it will construct muscles, consistency is the key. understand that you need to1
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4 days 12 hours ago
+1Larry Culpepper Not Doing a Good Job Saw this article today https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-pepper-snapple-sales-flat-as-it-plans-for-keurig-merger-1518619129 about how Dr. Pepper Snapple sales were basically flat. Overall this can't be a good thing for Keurig who bought the drink company for 18 billion (with a b). The...1
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6 days 4 hours ago
+1Modern Bank NYC Does anyone know anything about this private bank in NYC? I believe they do smaller transactions in the 1-10mm range. Most of their guys seem to have com from pretty good backgrounds.1
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+1Investing in Stocks: Factors to Consider In Order to Beat the MarketMany people try to find the next wonder stock- the next Home Depot or Dell that will multiply their investment by many times. [According to this article by the Economist](https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21736145-age-old-search-magic-market-beating-formula-still-looks),...1
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1 day 2 hours ago
+1How much money does a first year analyst earn at a no-name firm in 2018?Its 2018 and I am wondering what should be the starting salary of a recent college graduate at a no-name firm. I not talking about hedge funds or big banks but rather just another small company based in Manhattan who is hiring an entry level financial analyst.1
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4 days 8 hours ago
+1Infrastructure at Canadian Pensions (PSP and CDPQ)Hi guys, i'm increasingly becoming more and more interested in the infrastructure space, especially when it comes to careers within Canada and know that the pension funds within Canada are becoming larger investors in this space. I can find a lot of information about OTPP and CPPIB but was...1
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1 day 23 hours ago
+1If you work for a start-up company, are the salaries significantly less than the same job at a company who has been around?Assuming you have 2 companies. Company A is a recent start-up looking to hire new candidates. Company B is a company who has been around for over 100 years. Both companies posted the same entry level job position title and responsibilities. Is the salary at Company A going to be significantly...1
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+1Which one has better salary: Accenture Technology or Deloitte Audit ?Which one has a better career path in terms of salary, opportunities, etc. ? I don't see what type of work people in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> Technology would do when they...1
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4 days 22 hours ago
+1Private Equity vs. Venture CapitalI generally know the difference between <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>, but I'm wondering if <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms invest in new startups like...1
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6 days 4 hours ago
+1Ivy Exec job search servicesHi, does anyone have any experience or input on https://www.ivyexec.com? I am currently looking for opportunities in event driven investing and an obscure job posting led me to this website. You submit your resume, build a profile and sign up for their website at $30+/month to apparently...1
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2 days 43 min ago
+1Summer Intern BB-> Full Time Recruitment EBI have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> summer <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr></a></span> internship...1
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6 days 3 hours ago
+12019 SA Recruitment Investment Banking MegathreadUpdate which applications are open/early recruitment, etc... I want to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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4 days 5 hours ago
+1Good interview questions?fhkgdgkgjfgjfkgdfjgkdfjgkdfjgdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgfjgkdfjgkdfgjdfkgjdfk1
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+1Perella Weinberg Chicago..................................................................................................................1
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+1The Next Bubble?I recently went on a date with an interior designer who graduated from a private school and is now carrying $200k+ in student loans. She jokingly told me that she would be in debt for the rest of her life, which is true. The scary thing is, she is not alone. Student debt has grown from roughly 9...1
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9 hours 58 min ago
+1WSO Contest 2/15/18 - Win 1 Free Month of WSO Video Library ($97 value)Try your luck by entering yourself in our Rafflecopter contest for a chance to win a FREE month of access to the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> video library - which means access to <em>all</em> of our previous webinars (~275) and their files (ppt...16 days 2 hours ago
+1Salary for FO Whole Loan (Mortgage) TraderHello all- I've been in the MO for an elite <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> (<span...1
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+1Anyone Hear Back from OPCO?Had my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/oppenheimer">Oppenheimer first rounds</a></span> last week and was just wondering if anyone has heard anything back from them regarding superdays1
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6 days 2 hours ago
+1Advice for HighschoolGreetings, I am a junior in high school. I have been wanting a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">asset management since I</a></span> was 13. Soon to become a senior, college applications are...1
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1 day 21 hours ago
+1Essay reviewsapplying for round 3 to just a couple of schools. looking for someone who can review my essays but don't need $4K consultant. 1
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4 days 1 hour ago
+1Alliancebernstein onsite interview Hey guys! I have an onsite <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/alliancebernstein" target="_blank">interview with alliancebernstein</a></span> for software development associate - their Technology and operations program (TOP) role....1
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4 days 38 min ago
+1N/A....................................................................................................1
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+1Consulting VS Banking VS Hedge Funds - salaries, difficulty getting into top firms, working hours!?I am not so sure where my journey should go, can some of you perhaps can answer me some questions with regards to Consulting VS Banking VS Hedge Funds? 1. Where can most money be earned? 2. Where is it easiest (or hardest) to get into? The prestigious Consultants (<span...1
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3 days 23 hours ago
+1Probing Questions on a Deal - How Best to Respond?I am wondering how others would handle this situation. My firm was running a sell-side. At one of the the management presentations, one of the MDs of a buyer started making small talks with my director and I (then later, directly with me when I was alone at one of the breakout sessions). He...1
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3 days 22 hours ago
+1Operating Cash LevelUsually, how much of total cash balance is operating cash? So if total cash is $100M, how much of that is operating? It would be great if this can also be applied to the software industry. Thanks.1
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5 days 23 hours ago
+1Healthy Midtown (East) Lunch Spots?Trying to not die so getting healthy. For those of you similarly concerned, what healthy lunch spots in the Midtown (East) do you go for lunch? Bonus: what do you do on Seamless for dinner? Also, how are you guys tracking macros / what places that give you that info do you go to? It's...1
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3 days 19 hours ago
+1Securities offered by"XX"HI all, Was browsing a few boutique bank websites and I noticed that some of them have a small disclosure stating something like Securities offered by [name of another bank/broker/etc]. Haven't been able to find a lot of information on what this is or means. Does it mean that the bank is...1
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5 days 16 hours ago
+1Where to buy Gold with Bonus $?I just got a huge bonus for 2017 Banking leaves me no time for a normal relationship with a women Why not go for Gold Diggers? 1 lb of gold = a lot? Not really, its about $20k (small fraction of my bonus) Where/How do i get my Gold? 1. I can get 484 1-gram gold coins at $50...1
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5 days 21 hours ago
+1Changing Internship name?Would it be bad to change the name of my internship from "Intern" to "Summer Analyst" for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">junior year summer internship</a></span> in <span...1
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5 days 21 hours ago
+2Need Help, TWO IB Offers, Exploding This Week!I hear these are both up and coming BB's, I have an offer at both. Let me know what you think. http://dinogroup.com/wp/ http://www.patolan.com/1
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1 day 16 hours ago
+1MS Finance/MSFE recommendation neededCan you recommend some target schools for <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr>/MSFE based on my profile: My <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT score is...1
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+1GS/MS/JPM in Home country vs. Top Tier 2 Consulting firm in LondonHey guys - long time <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> lurker her, just wanted to get your opinion on what what you would do in my position. I was fortunate enough to receive summer offers for <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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5 days 17 hours ago
+1Early 30's returning to UNDERGRADUATEHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I was encouraged by @BreakingOutOfPWM" to start a thread so the AMA from @strategyand_alumni" does not get hijacked. Early 30's returning to UNDERGRADUATE at a Community College (San Diego Community College...1
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+1Why trading is so much popular in today’s worldPeople all over the world is always struggling hard to secure their financial freedom. You might have high-class education and skill set yet there is no guarantee that you will be rewarded with the perfect job. For this very reason, people always look for alternative source of income to support...1
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1 day 10 hours ago
+1Deloitte New Op Model (S&O Service Area Removed)SIAP, I wanted to gauge everyone's <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">opinion on Deloitte</a></span>'s new Op Model which is removing S&O as a service area. My understanding is that...1
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1 hour 5 min ago
+12019 Summer Analyst Recruiting???Is 2019 sophomore <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst recruiting gonna</a></span> be finished before this summer starts? I have been networking but I am not even close to asking for interviews since it is...1
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+1Leaving banking to work for a mid-sized startup (20-40 people): coolest companies to work for??Leaving banking to work for a mid-sized startup (20-40 people): what are some of the coolest companies you'd like to work for??1
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5 days 17 hours ago
+1Do you believe in research and statistics - Affiliate MarketingWhy don’t you planning to create your own coupons/discount voucher website? It’s really wise idea if you have planned to create a business model which includes coupons then surely your business will become the most famous in this e-commerce business platform. Confusing you? Where &...1
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5 days 17 hours ago
+1Any forward thinking investment strategies that you've heard about?It seems like most of the real estate market has been priced to perfection <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-arbitrage">leaving out arbitrage</a></span> in most vanilla investment strategies. Anyone hear of new forward...1
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5 days 17 hours ago
+1Big 4 Consulting to Top 10 MBAHi everyone, I know there are some previous discussions on this topic but wanted to get an idea of the chances of getting in to a top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> from Big 4 Management Consulting. From reading previous posts it seems...1
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1 hour 11 min ago
+1Copula Male Enhancement is performed **Copula Male Enhancement** is performed seems better than a good training plan that is not performed. Slow results that continue are better than faster results stopping. Other times, lack of focus on the physical aspect is also seen by reading or hearing something, but for one reason or another...1
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+1Which investment banks out there may be willing to structure/deal non-traditional securities?Say I'm a risk-bearing entity that wants to offload some of my risk via a type of non-traditional security. My understanding is that a bank might underwrite and buy these securities from me, and sell them to investors. Are there any banks known to be willing to take a look at facilitating...1
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3 days 7 hours ago
+1Easy Entry in the Hospital Acquisition Business We are under contract with the debtor in possession of the sole hospital in Patrick County, Virginia to re-open the hospital or healthcare center, but time is of the essence. We are looking for an to take over the hospital and we are willing to provide extremely attractive terms...1
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+1Interview case study for real estate funds of funds Hi, any one knows what to expect in a real estate funds of funds case study excel test interview? The investment role i'm currently in handles more direct investments/<span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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5 days 14 hours ago
+1Background Check: Investment Banking vs. Private Placement AgentHi, I interned at a private placement agent/capital raising firm the past summer. While going throughout my interview process, I labelled the experience as Investment Banking intern, since technically the work we did in capital raising is commonly done in banks, as well as capital raising...1
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4 days 20 hours ago
+1Best way to present dataI have been given a task which is to find data on various cities. I have been given 10 variables to find out on each city. I have collected all the data and it is in a word document. The problem is that the data is all in table form and I have no idea on what is the best way to present...1
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+1Copula Male Enhancement out on a route**Copula Male Enhancement** out on a route of bodily schooling to lose fat and build muscle it is one of the maximum critical guns on your armoury. Did you wager sure it's far water. whether or not you pick the bottled emblem of spring water or sincerely use tap water your true health...1
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+1MSc Finance: worth it?Hi monkeys I am struggling to decide whether a MSc Finance is a good choice... let me explain my situation more in depth. Final year econ student at a european non-target, solid resume with extracurriculars, good GPA and GMAT (>700), relevant work experience (boutique <abbr...1
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5 days 7 hours ago
+1Best Practices for Post Interview Follow Up - Chime in!I trust this post finds everybody well, With hiring season comes interview season and the same questions arise every year. **1. Do you have to follow up with your interviewers after an interview by form of email thank you letter?** *Answer: No, you do not have to. ( However it is...1
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1 day 6 hours ago
+1What "career day" to go to?Hey guys. Recently I've been invited to two different career days (neither are interview). One is at MassMutual where they suggested the career day will lead to an interview/job while the other is at PFM <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+1Infra fund interview - Analyst positionHi everyone. Going into final interview with managing partner and partner in a couple of days and been wondering what to expect? My first interviews we talked about my motivations, experience and salary expectations. 1) If technical questions are expected, what sort? 2) Is it a good time to...1
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3 days 6 hours ago
+1Leasehold/Freehold impact on multiples valuationHi all, Recently came across a valuation pointI was unable to explain and hoped someone here could point me in right the right direction. When doing some multiples research in an industry the multiples did not seem to put a big difference between whether a business in the sector owned its...1
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14 hours 19 min ago
+1Private Banking AdviceHey Monkeys, So I'm a junior at a good brand name school. Not the very top in terms of academic standing, but definitely not something to laugh at. My goal once I graduate next year is to <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+1Senior monkeys, what would you do in this junior moneys shoes? The first year of my career is over and I am at a reflection point. I would greatly appreciate any senior monkeys advice on what you would do in my shoes. Please excuse the length, but my decision moving forward will effect the rest of my life, so I didn't want to leave out any details. I...1
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+1Was recently invited into the next fund....Background: Was recently invited to be a part of the carry/GP commitment for my firm's new fund, and I'm just a simpleton from Smalltown, USA, so I'm looking for some input from other folks who live in that world or made the transition. Figured I would arm myself with a bit more...1
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+1Profile Building: Chicago Business Scholars Program or Strategy Summer Internship in China? Hey guys, I'm looking to do a 2-year MiM in Europe next year with an eye on consulting upon graduation (aiming for T2 with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews"><abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...1
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3 days 4 hours ago
+1Blackstone PE Portfolio Operations GroupHey everyone, I am a novice here and do not know much about <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> so excuse me if this question is dumb. What exactly does the portfolio operations team do in the Private Equity division? Is it a prestigious job? When everyone wants...1
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5 days 9 hours ago
+1Profile Building: Chicago Business Scholars Program, or Strategy Summer Internship in China? Hey guys, I'm looking to do a 2-year MiM in Europe next year with an eye on consulting upon graduation (aiming for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">T2 with <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...1
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3 days 5 hours ago
+1Best Quotes Something fun while in the office this sunday: Favorite/Best quote you've heard from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge...1
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+1Strategy for top tier applicationsDear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, This late summer I'll start applying to top tier consultancies. I performed poorly in my undergraduate studies in finance at a mid-level uni in my home country (not overly well renowned and def not target school)....1
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+1Bored of public accounting - looking for fp&a jobHey everyone I'm sure my story is one not too uncommon. I've worked in public accounting at a top 10 <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> firm for about a year and am honestly just bored of it. A friend of mine in investment banking suggested I...1
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+1Private Company vs Public. Why Not Just Stay Private?Interesting story going on right now with AirBnb. There's some who want to take the company public and some who want to keep it private. This leads me to think about what is actually better for a company that thrives without public investment. **Wouldn't it be better to avoid the...1
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+1Junior with a Low GPA looking for an internship this summerHi Guys, I'm in my 3rd year at Semi Target and I have <3.0 gpa. I have talked to alumni at my school, and they say I have a good reason for my grades. My resume if more technical, but I would like to get my foot in the door with <abbr title="mergers and...1
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+1How to stand out in a JP Morgan Iberia Sales Desk Assesment Center?Hi everyone, next week I have the AC for Iberia sales desk for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan in London</a></span> and it is going to be my first AC ever. I...1
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+1Humanities/Social Science MA from HYPS Recruiting into MBB or Big4 Possibilities? Hi Everyone, this is my first post here so please be kind So I'm a senior at a non-target (top 30 liberal arts school on the East Coast) double majoring in a social science and humanities field (think IR or Government, and a language). I just got into one of the HYPS schools for a 2 year...1
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+1Underdog from State School- Chance me for MBAHello monkeys, I've been on this forum for quite awhile now, looking through the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> section specifically. This is finally my year to apply, and I was hoping to get some insights from the <abbr...1
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+1Could possibly get an Internship at tiny VCHi so this summer I could possibly get an internship at a very small <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> through a connection. Just wondering if having some sort of <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>/Private Equity experience really looks that...1
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+1Post-MBA Fixed Income AM: Interview Preparation for PIMCO, TCW, DoubleLine, WAMI am attending one of H/S/W next year and would like some advice on interview prep for investment roles at the large <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-fixed-income-FI"><abbr title="fixed income">FI</abbr> asset...1
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+1American Express - Mergers and Acquisitions GroupHave an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/american-express" target="_blank">interview with American Express</a></span>' <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> group and I am struggling...1
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+1garch modeli have a time series of stock return, for which i would like to estimate conditional volatility by a garch model. My aim is not to correct an ARMA model, but only to estimate conditional variance. I used in matlab, estimate garch offset for p=1 and q=1. For some variables with outliers i...1
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+1When does PNC drug test interns?I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pnc-financial-services">PNC</a></span> coming up in about a week. Does anyone...1
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+1Career path changeI have been at a firm doing valuation work for about a year and am finding out that I strongly dislike the work for a few reasons: 1- I know I am in finance, but I really dislike working in huge excel models all day. I am not terrible at it but I find that it drains me and bores me to...1
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+1High School Freshman Seeking AdviceI am currently a freshman at a top DC prep school I am close to if not top of my class Editor of Newspaper: Finance Section Business Club President of Student Alumni Club <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+1My New Poker BookHey guys! I'm a longtime WSO reader - first time poster. I recently published a book I wrote which was inspired by my experiences as a high-stakes poker player. The book is a first person fiction narrative - I really think you guys would like it. You don't need to like poker (or...1
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+1A few questions on Internal Wholesaling Hello everyone, I am a 25 year old male very interested in mutual fund wholesaling. I am currently doing some career planning and after reading a lot of fantastic information on this website, particularly the AMA Krazyk, I decided to join. You all seem so helpful and I was just hoping to get...1
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1 day 19 hours ago
+1IB chances from WASHU MSFNon-target undergrad. Will a <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> from WASHU provide realistic chances to become an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> analyst? Thanks1
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6 days 16 hours ago
+1Future Atlanta DevelopersI'm reaching out to all of those on here who work in real estate in Atlanta, and are actively working on their own deals or are in the process of pursuing your own deals. Since I've been in the real estate field I've had a hard time finding other young like minded individuals who...1
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+1Client Associate to Middle Office without MBA?How's it going guys, long time reader; first time poster.. Recently graduated from a non target school with a GPA around 3.3 and around 2 years of experience working with FAs as a client associate. Just landed a similar job at Neuberger Berman this past month. Finally able to study for...1
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+1Encore Enterprises (DFW)Anyone have any experience with Encore Enterprises in DFW? 1
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+1Acquiring company at discount of its debtPlease walk me through an <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> transaction where a company is acquired at discount of its <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">balance sheet...1
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+1CIT Analyst PositionI just got an offer at CIT position as a 1st year associate (I come <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> Bank). I was just...1
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+1Getting references from analystsInterviewing with a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm, and they asked for references. My experience has consisted of internships at one bank and one small <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> gig. The latter is easy because the team...1
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+1S.E.C. Blocks Chinese Takeover of Chicago Stock Exchange..Great news guys, The S.E.C. just blocked a subsidiary of Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group from acquiring the Chicago Stock Exchange for $20M USD. [quote]A federal securities regulator on Thursday struck down the proposed $20 million acquisition of a Chicago-based <span...1
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+1UT Austin Economics vs NYU EconomicsHi monkeys, I have been accepted to both NYU CAS EDII and UT Austin for Economics. If I attend either, I plan on transferring into the respective business schools. UT is about 6k/year cheaper than NYU. My end goal has always been <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>...122 hours 53 min ago
+18 Ball Pool Hack Available On GameHackTips Site8 Ball Pool Hack snooker balls are officially standardized to 52.5 <abbr title="middle market">mm</abbr> (approximately 2 + 1/15 in) in diameter within a tolerance of plus or minus 0.05 <abbr title="middle market">mm</abbr> (0.002 in). Standard...1
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+1Solid Boutique or Smaller MM Industrial Investment BanksCan someone please list of 10-20 boutique or smaller <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> investment banks with a solid Industrials group? Would love to add a few to my radar in the coming year. Thank you1
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+1How to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile?**1) Your Profile Should Be Complete :** If you are using LinkedIn profile you would have noticed a little prompt at the top for filling up your details about your professional life. Consider your profile like a resume. It is very clear that you will not send job applications with only...1
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+1Scope of Fashion Designing Hi all i want to know few details about fashion designing course anyone can help me. How will be the career in fashion designing and what is the scope of fashion designing course1
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+1US Graduate Programs: stop ripping off students!ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd1
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+1Equity Financing Could anybody explain what Equity Financing desks do <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>? Is it considered S and T? Thanks in...1
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+12/19/2018 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! <strong><u>Upcoming <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Meet Ups, Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds:</u></strong> <a...1
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+1High yield ratingHello, Do people with high yield rating experience from CRA build relevant experience to lateral to lev. finance financial sponsor or <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> group? curious how cra analysts are seen by <abbr title="investment...1
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2 days 9 hours ago
+1Ernst & Young Operational Transaction Services (OTS) Hi all, I have a question regarding EY's OTS division. Can someone shed a light on what do they exactly do? and what kind of questions to expect during interviews? Can someone with very little experience in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> can get into it?1
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+1What value is this MSci Financial Markets & Investments from Skema University (Ranked 6th by Financial Times)?Hey guys, I am finishing my Bachelor Degree and I am looking for more street cred to be able to apply to some of the bigger asset managers, banks and firms. My goal is to go the asset-manager route, going from Equity Research to eventually a Portfolio Manager. The program is called MSci...1
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+1Tell me about Business Development.I have been considering switching into this area but know very little about it. I know that business development can mean many things, depending on the role and company. It could mean anything from sales and marketing to pure sales to strategy and all of the above. Anyone from the field or...1
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+1Infrastructure at Canadian Pensions (CDPQ and PSP)Hi guys, I posted this in the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> subgroup but couldn't find any answers as of yet so I was hoping to see if someone had any insights in this group. I'm increasingly becoming more and more interested in the infrastructure...01 day 4 hours ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...481 month 3 weeks ago
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+3How can I successfully get into investment banking?Hello everyone, I am a high school freshman whos life goal is to get into investment banking. Here are my stats: School: competitive public high school in Silicon Valley Grades: only one semester so far, I got straight As except for Algebra II/Trig where I got a B I should not have...8
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+1Who are the top 15 to 20 low income housing investors in NYC?Who are the top 15 to 20 low income housing investors in NYC? Any information would be appreciated.4
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+1HR&A Advisors Anybody have any insight/opinion on them? What are the exit oppos for a consulting firm like HR&A. Have no idea what spending two years as a analyst here could set you up for- I dont see lending or acquisitions being a good fit. Maybe development? Really appreciate any insight or help, thank...2
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+1Looking to move from PB to IBHi all, Figured I would do a re-introduction here as I had to make a new account for the sake of anonymity. I had my other one linked to my Facebook and now that I am looking at making some career changes, I would prefer to be more so anonymous. Anyways, I currently work in <span...1
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+1How to Ruin Your Self-Esteem (Reflections from OCR)Hey everyone, I've been a longtime lurker on this site and it's given me a lot of help navigating the financing recruiting process both in and out of school. I recently started a blog focused around competitive environments and wanted to share a post I thought was relevant to some...1
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+1Programs similar to the Junior Analyst IB Program at JPMGraduated in May 2017. I am going through the interview process for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> Junior Analyst</a></span> <abbr title="investment...1
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+12019 Full Time IB RecruitingOkay so I know that the insanity has already started for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> recruiting but does anyone have any insight to what the timeline for full time recruiting will look...1
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+1Tips For Cracking Your Telephonic Interview1) Do a homework: Just look for various kinds of questions and answers that you would be shot at by the interviewer. Practice it well and try to be fluent and confident in English. The only advantage you have in this kind of an interview is invisibility. 2) Choose a good phone and a spot: You...1
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+1Compensation of senior banker in TORONTOCould anyone give me figures about their overall compensation starting from the VP and going up to MD ? At BIG 5, Bulge brackets, and Boutiques to compare them all I'm guessing VP's go at about 450k to 650k , Directors 650-1M, MD's 1-5 Million (Do you think one could attain...1
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+1Networking from AM to IB for FTHi everyone, I've been a long-time lurker on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but this is my first post. I'm currently a junior at a target school, and I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1
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+1DREAM scenario, share your thoughts!Long time lurker, who just recently created an account after serious thought and intent to enter the finance world after 10 years of entrepreneurship and successful exits. My mind naturally thinks in big pictures and connecting dots at a high level. I've read a lot of threads about...1
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+1NDA and Freedom of SpeechAs many of you know, I’m M’n’A’in on the Buyside around Midtown during the day and hard charging around the bars during the night. It’s a solid hamster wheel of a life I live. In any case, I get a notification on my mobile phone over the weekend about a piece of news regarding a...1
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+1Can we unbanned My name is Goldstein and MikeFromBaruch?I remember seeing their threads everyone now and then throughout the summer and I cant lie they were pretty funny. Why did both of them get banned? I love when they used to talk to each other and exchanged useful tips for <span class='keyword_link'><a...13 days 20 hours ago
0How long to wait after fill in the comp form by Goldman Sachs?Hi guys, I've seen a few topics talking about given a comp form to be filled after finishing interviews at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>. Some of them received an...015 hours 54 min ago
+1How do you end phone calls?As someone who strives for a life of efficiency, I find ending phone calls madly frustrating. **I tend to just hang up when the conversation reaches a natural conclusion.** Some people call back thinking their connection died. Seriously, why? We both knew the call was over. But the...3
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+1Turning down Goldman Sachs Special Situations offer to work at a 5 man hedge fund is their still time to go back?I received a offer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">from the <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> SSG with a high base salary and bonus but I didnt go through with it because I thought I can...1
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+6Does the Investment Banking Wage Gap Still Exist?<center><img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/gender_title.png" alt="" /></center> <br> April 10th. What does that day mean to you? <i><b style="color:#832113;">To women across the country, April 10th is known...51 day 7 hours ago
+1 Candidate Success Spotlight: Columbia, Wharton, Booth and Darden Business School Admit with ~$300,000 in ScholarshipsOne of the most frequent questions I get from applicants is: what does a successful candidate profile look like? Naturally, there is no answer, but in response to applicant demand, I post Candidate Success Stories from time to time. Here is the latest: **School:** Columbia, Wharton, Booth,...1
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+2Florida school shooter????We know his kdr was 0/17 but what were some of his other stats like his accuracy . Just wondering how good his statistics were 9
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+1What Would You Call Your Podcast?I'm starting a podcast primarily just for fun and trying to decide on a name. On one hand, I want to just use my real name and call it like The Goldie Smith Podcast. Which means it wouldn't pop up in as many search results. But I can't really name it after a single topic because...5
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+3How much would you pay someone to land you an IBD job?I know <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has a formal mentorship program, but I'm not sure a) I'm qualified to be a mentor b) I want to participate in such a formal program so... Background: I recently graduated from HYP and signed with an <abbr...13
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+5Why Banking in 2018?From what I notice on the forums, so many people think that going into banking will make them rich and happy after they go through this grind. This is particularly obvious on my college campus. I attend one of HYP and I see so many people walking into this field looking it as a great...261 day 23 hours ago