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+132Summer Analyst dies at Lincoln InternationalDid anyone else hear about a summer analyst dying recently at a Chicago MM? Apparently he had worked some crazy amount of all nighters. Unclear as to what the exact cause of death was. I’m not bringing this up for e-cred but to say that this shit is absurd and needs to change, I’m sure...156
+94Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<img src="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/ib_resume_title_0.png" alt="Investment Banking Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example" /> <p><b>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis Investment Banking Resume Template...140
+43I was fired today, don't know what to do....I've been working for a year at a large investment bank as an analyst in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I was fired today after an argument with my associate that happened a couple of days ago. I'm still in absolute shock right now....56
+29Breaking into buy-side equity research - my experienceThis will be my very first post to this forum, which is admittedly dedicated more to banking and private equity rather than investment research. Given the dearth of content on buy-side equity research (understandable given the small size/low turnover of the industry), I have decided to share my...60
+27One person you'd like to grab a coffee with?Dead or alive. Fun interesting people, influential role models, mortal enemies, the bourgeoisie, whatever you think will make for an interesting conversation. I've got two picks: Danny Porush, I think he'd be fascinating to talk to about his time with Stratton Oakmont and Jordan...89
+26Amazon: King of Commerce###Amazon: King of Commerce <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/milkshake_1.jpg?itok=KiNRyZMD" alt="" /> *Competition is a Sin - John D. Rockefeller* Lots of interest in Amazon and the “Race to a Trillion,” (edit: looks like the race is over...36
+26Summer Analyst Hours at BB/EBWhat hours should someone expect as a summer analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr>. I obviously know that a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> analyst can expect 80+ per week,...72
+26Nomura ReputationWhy does Nomura get so much shit on WSO? I don't have any personal biases for or against the firm, but it seems to me that their only downfall is the deal flow (which is a problem at a lot of other lower tier banks). 49
+23Why are senior bankers so tall?I've noticed that directors and managing directors tend to be taller than average people When bankers get promoted, do they grow an extra inch or two? Is the added height included in senior bonus packages? Do <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> guys get the same...29
+22Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in private equity.</h4> For those of you with deal or...70
+212018 APD MBB Full Time RecruitingHi everyone, wanted to get this thread started for updates on the APD recruiting cycle at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> for this year. Applied a few weeks ago to McKinsey but no updates yet, including invitation for PST. 137
+19What is Your Magic Retirement $ Number?I've read a number of posts on this site from young people who talk about not wanting to take the traditional path and "work 'til I'm 65;" early retirement seems to be a paramount goal for a lot of of people. My question is, what is the nest egg you would feel...63
+19Black Women in IB - Experiences?Hey Everybody, I have read a few posts about African Americans in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and there are a slew of forum topics about females in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. However, I haven't seen a post about...60
+16Accepted to HBS 2+2: AMAJust graduated college and was fortunate to be accepted to the 2+2 program at <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr>. When I was going through the application process there was a noticeable lack of business school info on <abbr title="Wall Street...46
+14I am a finance professional with a disability. AMA.What the title says. I've been on this website for quite a while now and having just finished business school, decided to actively post again. I don't know if this topic would be of help to anyone, but I know I would've found it useful so putting this out there for anyone else...24
+13MSF or MBA for my experience level?Long story short, I didn't get the exact job I wanted out of college (non-target private school in northeast) and am working on the product rather than securities side in fixed income. I want to transition to a capital markets or trading, or research role where I can interact more with the...31
+13How much $ do you need to make?Curious how this varies across cities. In SF, it seems living anything above a bare minimum life-style requires $130-140k, after retirement contributions, healthcare, etc;. Pre-taxes you're talking closer to 165-180k. <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> seems...44
+13What cities will be the top places to live in the next 5-10 years?It seems as though many people are fleeing California because of soaring rent increases, weak infrastructure/high traffic, high taxes, and lack of water. Where will the top places to live and develop real estate be in the next 5-10 years? It seems as if the best places would be business...65
+12Senior ibd analyst with a star studded CV, apart from an undergrad 3.15GPA / high 2:2 degree(mitigating medical circumstances)?Hi everyone, I graduated from Warwick university 4 years ago, which is a top target and highly competitive uni for Wall Street, for my undergraduate with a high 2:2 degree (converted to 3.15 GPA). I suffered from debilitating social anxiety and mental health illness and considered taking my...16
+12What happens to the 4.0 GPA guy with no social skills?While reading this [3.9+ GPA BAD](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/39-gpa-bad) thread I got to thinking: What happens to the graduate with a 4.0 gpa and no social skills? Academia? For those of you who are older and knew this type of person in college, what is he doing now?31
+11MSRE vs. MBA decision - looking for opinions based on my situation/interestsI know the MSRE vs. <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> topic has been discussed here multiple times, and I have read through the old posts. I wanted to share my situation/goals and see if anyone here could shed some light on some of my thoughts....31
+11AMA: Multiple Non-Core Colleges > BB > All Over (Mega Fund / MM / Elite Botique) So I never even planned on going to college (much less graduating and working in an office or on Wall Street), but I got an athletic scholarship and wanted to keep playing for a few more years. The plan was to finish sports and then enlist in the military. Welp after a decently serious...18
+10Compensation at oil majors and physical houses for traffic desk and tradersWas wondering what one would expect to be paid on the traffic desk at a supermajor oil firm and at a physical trading house such as Vitol, Glencore, Trafi on any product desk. Also, I know it varies quite a bit but what would a junior trader earn in salary and bonus at either the supermajors...30
+9Join 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...68
+9Financial & 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...51
+9Which Offer to Take - Bad Dept. at Goldman, or Good Dept. at Jefferies?What do people weigh the most when considering multiple offers? The overall firm, or the specific department in which you'll be working? And by "Goldman," I don't necessarily mean Goldman, but top-tier firms, in general. Same for "Jefferies" -- that represents...32
+9Acceptance rates at top universities in 2050The average acceptance rate for <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TA5wJFtewK_O-jNa1ciRDT-TTNBgSEpBgitpPccDlks/edit#gid=0">top 50 US school </a>is now under 15%, this is crazy. What do you think it's going to look like 30 years from now ? Do you think the...30
+8The WSO Job Board is Now FREE The WSO Job board is now free for anyone that wants to apply...all anyone has to do is upload a resume and they will be allowed to submit their application. <P> <div class="text-center"> <a class="btn btn-success btn-lg text-center" id="Register...3
+8Want to get into IB ... but Fortune 500 CEO (manufacturing) loves meI'm at a target and eager to make good money. A Fortune 500 CEO who grew up in my small hometown loves me and has told me I need to intern for him. I'm not sure what his company pays interns, but certainly far less than a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> -...24
+8What’s the WORST Pitchdeck Error You’ve Ever Seen?I’ll start. The client’s 10-year financial projections (based on user count) were on the basis of exponential growth. And by the time he got to year 10, he didn’t have to forecast anymore because by year 8 he had already attracted 1.26 Billion Users for his app, and was raking in $636B...18
+7Hottest Women Of All TimeWho is included in your list of "Hottest Women Of All Time"? **My Picks** (in no particular order) Angelina Jolie Monica Belucci Irina Shayk Adriana Lima Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Kendall Jenner Bella Hadid Emily Ratajkowski Viki Odintcova Megan Fox30
+6(Associates/VPs/MDs) whats your take on cold emails?Dear Baboons, If there are any Associates, VPs or MDs amongst us, can you please share your thoughts on being contacted by cold emails/messages on LinkedIn. Is there anything that absolutely annoys you or any bit of advice you would have to a fellow prospective opportunist. Edit: I am...9
+6M7 MBA with a star studded CV, apart from an undergrad 3.15GPA / high 2:2 degree(mitigating medical circumstances)?Hi everyone, I graduated from Warwick university 4 years ago, which is a top target and highly competitive uni for Wall Street, for my undergraduate with a high 2:2 degree (converted to 3.15 GPA). I suffered from debilitating social anxiety and mental health illness and considered taking my...16
+6I want to get into investing.Hello all, I currently work on Wall Street at a tech/financial firm. I work in network operations. I love it, I love the atmosphere of wall street. I'm making better money and want to invest it. My co-worker recommended this forum to me, and the book "A Random Walk Down Wall...21
+6WTF do you do if your weight changes constantly?My weight swings between 180 - 200 every few months and as a result I've had to buy way too many clothes. The reason my weight swings is just due to my training cycle and having the clothes tailored again usually gives like 4 - 7 <abbr title="London Business...23
+6Crypto Here To Stay?Okay so the huge craze and hype over bitcoin and its counterparts are long over, last year seeing the price tumble to the dark depths of oblivion. Do you guys think that bitcoin will actually have a place in society as a payment means other than for drugs and illegal shit etc... <abbr...28
+6Is this a crazy idea to help land a job?I'm currently in process of trying to land a new job. So far I haven't had much luck but I know it is because I've just been applying to online applications via LinkedIn, Select Leaders, etc. After reading advice throughout the forums I know I need to network more and be more...14
+6Wells Fargo Summer 2019Has anyone had a phone interview with <abbr title="Wells Fargo">WF</abbr> for <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> yet? I'm assuming it will be 50% fit and 50% technical. Is this what others have experienced? Also just a...65
+6AMA: equities hedge fund Senior Analyst at large U.S. fundUpdate: Thread closed as of 6 Aug, I won't be able to comment after that. Ladies / gents - thought of doing an AMA. I have worked in the hedge fund industry for 4 years in fundamental equities for a large multi-strat US hedge fund. Worked in banking before. Fire away any...40
+6How much Finance should you be comfortable with in the real estate world?How much finance should I be comfortable with? I am in the verge of registering for <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Level 1 Exam. Should I rather spend my money and time going thru Real Estate Financial Modeling course or Argus certification? I...33
+5Should you sell your business to a PE firm who makes a preemptive offer before a broad auction sale process?Suppose a middle market company hires an investment banking firm to sell the business with a broad auction process. But before the broad auction process begins, a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm makes what seems to be a reasonably high take it or leave it offer....6
+5Most hated people in finance?Who are some of the most looked down upon people ever in this industry? Martin Shkreli immediately comes to mind, but who else?12
+5Restaurants in ManhattanLooking for suggestions for great restaurants to try when I am in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> visiting clients next month. (Fine dining and mom& pop places). Any and every type is appreciated!24
+5If smaller banks say they offer juniors more deal exposure, why are bulge bracket positions still more highly regarded?A lot of smaller banks (MMs, regionals, lesser known boutiques, etc) say their analysts get more deal exposure and responsibility compared to bulge brackets, and won't "spend 2 years in excel and powerpoint" or "just be a cog in the machine". However, you don't see...6
+5Is Healthcare PE unethical?<abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shops that invest in healthcare companies can help with efficiency but also play a part in driving prices up. Is it possible for these firms to combat this without federal intervention! I know they just want to make money but seems a...21
+5If No FT Offer After Jr. Year Internship, Am I Doomed?Seeing how crucial the junior year internship is, and how that typically leads to a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer… what if you DON’T get an offer after your junior year internship? How crippling is that to your chances of landing another <abbr...12
+5End of the Facebook EraShares plummet 20% in a day? Crazy scenes going on after earnings call. Everybody I know has been addicted to instagram and snapchat recently. Has FB seen it's best days? With the rise of instagram business and the ease of snapchat's creativity in messaging abilities is there anything...15
+5Restructuring Outlook: The Hottest Product Group in BankingI think the restructuring industry is going to increase in performance (deal flow, yearly transaction $ totals, value as a revenue driver for investment banks, etc.) in the next 10-year horizon. In the next 0-5 years, I think a recession is likely to occur causing the economy to contract and...7
+5For bankers that have been around, is banking pay today really that good?There is an interesting piece in New York Mag from this weekend. It talks about the hole left in 2008 in the economy. The first movie in the Dark Knight trilogy aptly has a scene where Rachel Dawes takes Bruce Wayne underneath the highway, to the road in the dark, where poverty littered the...21
+5Credit Suisse 2019 SA MegathreadFigured that some of the BB's already have their threads but not <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr>. Post any updates that you guys have about Credit Suisse's recruiting timeline (especially NY)!26
+5Help with Writing ER Reports for Beginners (Value Investing)Hello, I am trying to put together a few short <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> reports before I start my <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> program in the Fall and don't really know how to make it both educational and...10
+5New 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...4
+5What should be the new name for Papa John's?The legacy of this brand is tainted by Mr. John's unretractable remarks. His [statement caused sales to fall 10% in July](https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/07/the-n-word-remark-by-papa-johns-founder-caused-sales-to-crater-10point5percent-.html). I can't see a future where the name remains...15
+5New Analyst Struggling with ArgusHey guys - I am a first year analyst straight out of college working in real estate <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr>. I started in late June and for the first month that I was on the job basically had very little responsibility. Recently, the team I am working with...19
+5Ever busted for sneaking out early on Friday? It's Friday. Summer. None of you wanna be there at work. What's the protocol for sneaking out a little early on a summer Friday, maybe right after lunch? If the boss is gone, is it doable? Or just too damn risky? 25
+4Associate + VP Hate Me -- What Do?I work in sort of a family office advisory shop where we do transactional work for corporates -- currently doing sell-side work -- been here for almost 2 years now and while it started off decently and I got along well with my hierarchical superiors, now they basically can't stand me. This...8
+4What do you think of the following schools?Just wanted an up-to-date discussion on some of these schools for undergrad <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in **NYC** after graduation: 1. Northeastern 2. Tufts12
+4Greatest/Most Impressive thing you have done at work that went completely unnoticed? Title says it all, was reading a couple comments from a previous post, figured I'd ask. Tell away and scare me. 22
+4Am I the only who who tips Uber drivers? Last night, after taking an Uber with friends, on the way out of the car, I leaned forward and gave the driver a few bucks... and my friends yelled at me! They proceeded to berate me for tipping the Uber guy, saying that no one does that and no one's SUPPOSED to do that... and that,...8
+4Getting into a great MSRE programBackground: I am currently working as a residential re agent. I help manage my families residential and commercial porfolios for the past 10 years. I also help clients buy, sell residential re and help manage/lease a 10 unit multi-family for the last 5 years. I have gained all of this...12
+4PE Analyst versus EB Currently have an offer from a top <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> analyst program (BX/Warburg/SLP) and a top <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> (PJT/EVR/CVP). Trying to get some insight from those who have been in this position in the past...9
+4Investing in Real Estate while working full time in bankingHi guys, I currently work in Trading but have always had an interest in investing my money in real estate, which I would like to start doing soon. As I am trying to decide between different strategies (buying and flipping, buying and renting, getting a mortgage, buying and then renting,...16
+4Medicine vs FinanceCurrently a econ/comp sci major entering my sophomore year at a target. Until recently, I was very much set on finance, as such, I maintained a strong GPA and getting involved in more extracurricular activities. However, I recently started thinking about medicine again. My pros and cons are as...11
+4Banking-like experiences at McKinseyHaven't been able to find much information on the more technical finance work that it seems like McKinsey in particular does, especially through their <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office. Looking at their website and LinkedIn, they do a lot of corporate finance...2
+4DCF Multiples methodI don't conceptually understand the multiple method. What does it mean to "assign a ratio such as <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/<abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> from a...21
+4Elon Musk. Love or Hate?As the title says, you either love this guy or hate him. To me, he’s gotta be the funniest/cheekiest CEO of our time. The amount of cheeky, snide comments he makes is just hilarious and he ends up roasting interviewers through his sheer intellect. Some people think this is D-bag behaviour, but...24
+4For undergrad, any major difference in outcome/prestige UMich Ross vs. Notre Dame Mendoza?Hey, I'm going to be a first generation college student, so my blue collar family isn't much help in this regard. US News puts Ross undergrad at #3. But Poets & Quants and Bloomberg put Mendoza ahead of Ross, at #2 (with Ross at #8 and #10, respectively). I think they're both...11
+4Networking Statistics and Success Stories in IB RecruitmentSuper Straightforward. How many emails have you guys sent out to network in total, how many calls and responses did you have, how many people end up pulling for you? The reason I am asking is to see what it takes to make it in the industry. I am willing to do anything but it would be helpful...22
+3Union Square Advisors Exit OpsDoes anybody know anything about Union Square Advisors (seems to be similar to LionTree, GCA, <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Partners, Raine, DBO)? What are exit ops, how is pay, and what’s the reputation like in SF vs the rest of the country? I know there are a few...3
+3Real estate M&A - generation of shareholder value?Hi, In the current low-yield environment I imagine lots of firms look to corporate consolidation through <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> in hopes of generating shareholder value and improve stock performance. I have little to no experience myself...2
+3Indiana Investment banking workshop chancesHello Wall Street oasis, I have a question about Indiana. So I was recently accepted there but I am not a direct admit and I have a question about a few different things. Well first off I am confident I can get the gpa requirements but when is the timeline of getting into the ibw compared to...6
+3Incoming graduate IBD analyst - checklistWant to have everything prepared and ready for when I start as an <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> analyst in a couple weeks. - 2 suits: Navy and Charcoal - 5 shirts - 3 ties - 2 black pair of shoes Was wondering what else I would need? Would I...10
+3How Much Unemployment is Lack of Effort?In San Francisco a[ homeless man passed out his resume on a highway](https://www.thisisinsider.com/man-passes-out-resumes-on-highway-gets-job-offers-2018-7) and wound up receiving hundreds of offers. This got me wondering, how many people do you think are involuntarily unemployed because of a...3
+3News Sources for RE?What are some good Real Estate news sources? I keep looking around the basic (Yahoofinance, MorningBrew, CNN, MSNBC, InBusiness etc) but can't find the best RE specific platform. Anyone have any good places they read from? thanks7
+3Moving to PortlandSo I'm moving to the Portland area and I'm a little nervous about it as I don't know anyone who lives there. I can't help but think maybe I should have gone to California, Texas, or <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. Any thoughts on Portland as a city...9
+3Most Prestigious Corporate Finance CompanyWhat would you consider the most prestigious companies to work for in a corporate finance role? Just interested in hearing people's thoughts. FAANG?11
+3Credit Suisse 2019 SA First Round InsightsHi everyone, I just received a first round invitation from Credit Suisse <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> for 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> and was wondering if anyone has any insight on <abbr...20
+3How old is too old for analyst?How old is too old to be an analyst? 24? 25? 26? 27? older? People get their <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration graduates">MBAs</abbr> in their mid to high twenties so would there be a cutoff age?7
+3Business formal in winter (female)?Hi, I have an upcoming off-cycle internship at a top 5 private equity firm (one of Blackstone, <abbr title="Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.">KKR</abbr>, Carlyle, Apollo so super formal attire required). My previous internships were all during summer so i mostly just wore...4
+3English Premier League - 2018/2019So the 2018/2019 English Premier League kicks off this weekend! Thought I would create a thread where we can discuss pretty much everything about it. I’m sure football fans in the US are excited to be waking up at 8am on our weekends to watch the games! (Hopefully there are a few on this...20
+3Anyone interested in a comprehensive guide for trading?ActuarialQuant here. I've posted a few anecdotal posts here and there but was wondering if there was any interest if I posted more educational/informational content regarding interview processes for trading. Needless to say, when I was a senior in school, I referenced this material :...6
+3Putting Sports Betting on ResumeI want to put the following line on my resume: <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/resume_fun_fact.png?itok=UKFgaYeg" alt="" /> Thoughts? Opinions? Here is a [thread](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/mention-gambling-in-an-interview) from 6...9
+3Transitioned to a REITHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> folks, So I recently made the decision to join a public <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> (large city, reputable REIT) and have a bit of a dilemma. My background/experience...6
+3Networking FailHey Guys, I just went to a networking event yesterday and I failed to connect with anyone in a meaningful way. I just pretty much had some small talk with other people then we went our own way. I felt like i hard a hard time being interesting enough to make people want to stay. I noticed once...7
+3WSO Blogging Internship <em>If you are a financial professional and would like to contribute a series of posts to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> (not an internship) please email me directly: [email protected] - Thanks! </em>. We are looking for several talented...10
+3Confidence IssuesI'm not writing this because I lack confidence or I have too much. I guess what I am having trouble with is finding a medium between the two. I have been told I have to much, but what drives me crazy is where is the line drawn between taking risks and confidence? When I get told these...9
+3Wall str lacks DIVERSITY.I have absolutely no words for this... I am writing this while I have just found out that my application for 2021 summer analyst program at THE GOLD MAN SAHCS has been DENIED. My cover letter had EVERYTHING: I made an EXCEPTIONAL analysis of the current state of bitcoins. Suggested...10
+3Standing out in careers/open daysFellow Apes, I have been looking around for different tips that would help me stand out to recruiters during careers/open days and maximise my chances of being invited for an interview or some other form of communication after the event. How do you seal the deal with HR? :) all jokes aside...8
+3You Can Go Back and Undo ONE Mistake. What do you do?Title pretty much says it. If you had the opportunity to undo one mistake you made, what is the one mistake that you wish you could change? 11
+3What would be a good second major to Mathematics for IB?Hey there, I am a math major currently considering a double major. I am considering finance and economics, but I was wondering what would be other good options? Thanks11
+3Are there any resources that will help a Development Analyst?What resources are available as far as textbooks, modeling, videos to help learn the Development game? No real prior RE experience unfortunately, but I want to learn what I can to make me better at my job and be well rounded for whatever exit ops may be presented to me down the road. /1st...6
+3New to Forum 20 Year Due Diligence Consultant Here to HelpNot sure if you guys have someone available to answer commercial property due diligence questions. I am 20 years in business and have experience at over 500 sites across the USA. I am Registered Geologist and NJDEP Licensed Site Remediation Professional. I work for a national firm and I...8
+3Wake Forest University?Anyone know anything about WFU's placement on Wall Street? Judging by LinkedIn, they have about 480 grads working in Investment Banking in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I'm seriously considering it for a couple of reasons: 1. It's very...26
+3Do I have a good strategy?First time posting here and I'm not sure if this is the right category; apologies if it is. I've been interested in trading (primarily Forex) for a number of years and I just became serious about making it a career. I've been backtesting a system that I think is pretty good, but I...17
+3Struggling to understand the nuances between an exchange and a market maker Hi, I am currently reviewing the mechanics of an exchange market (i.e. not OTC) and how a market maker essentially fits into it. And yes, I've heard the standard answer of a market maker: "An <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> provides liquidity to a market...8
+3Job responsibilities changed significantly?Hey everyone, Wondering if anyone else has been in the same situation. I started at a smaller company ~6 months ago in a "strategy finance" role (capital planning, <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, etc.). The finance team as a whole is...7
+3Anyone Care to Rip Apart My Resume - Part III did one of these posts last recruiting season, and it returned some pretty helpful tips, so I thought I'd give it another go this year. Please tear my resume apart for anything that seems out of place or could be better formatted. I appreciate all feedback, so let me know what you guys...9
+3Lincoln International - thoughts about this bank? How is Lincoln International regarded compared to its peers? Comp, exit opps, status? All input is appreciated. 8
+3Finance experiences at McKinseyHaven't been able to find much information on the more technical finance work that it seems like McKinsey in particular does, especially through their <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office. Looking at their website and LinkedIn, they do a lot of corporate finance...1
+3If you could go back...... What would you do differently?Just like the title states.... If you could go back to your first day in real estate knowing what you know today, what would you do differently? I am curious to hear how and why you would do things differently.13
+3Career advice: ideal role for becoming a GPhi guys, seeking some career advice from some more experienced folks on here. i'm currently working for a fairly reputable <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm doing <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> - angelo gordon/cerberus/och ziff...9
+350 Applications, 0 Interviews. Suggestions?After reading a similar thread, I've now discovered 50 applications is...well it's adorable to think I'd get a job interview with so few. However, my situation is slightly different than the thread I was reading so I'll ask the <abbr title="Wall Street...15
+3Financial advisor vs investment banker Hello Wall Street oasis, I have read on these forums for a few months and I have a question for all of you. So my father is a financial advisor at a known <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in the Midwest and we are well off. I have just come across the topic of...26
+3LBO for TeslaJust today Elon Musk announce the plan for taking Tesla private at the price of USD 420 per share valuing at USD 70 Billion, by doing so it can take the stress off from the Wall Street. What's your take? Personal view, I see this as a positive sign as Musk is dedicated to bring around...9
+2Assistant Project ManagerI've recently been offered a position as an assistant project manager at a smaller <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> development company. I've currently worked in investment sales for 1 year at Marcus & Millichap and have decided to pursue opportunities within...3
+2Worst LinkedIn ResponsesWhat is the worst response someone has ever given you after a cold LinkedIn message? Have you ever been blocked for sending someone a polite message? Someone just told me the intern class was full and blocked me. I had applied for full-time.7
+2Which full time offer: JPM Corporate Client Banking or Oliver Wyman Consulting?Hey all, I am looking for some advice here. I received a fulltime offer from JPM's Corporate Client Banking team. This team works a lot with the lev fin team in the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, therefore the majority of the work is <abbr...2
+2Is this unethical? GPA QuestionHey all, so I snagged an acceptance to my school's business school as a rising junior (think Ross, Emory, U.Va, Haas). This summer, I took an online course and got an A. Little did I know, this didn't contribute to what I thought was my GPA (3.61) but to my Business School GPA (4.0)....11
+2Quick question- coffee chat in 95 degree weatherI'm meeting with a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> analyst later. It's gonna be like 95 degrees out in the afternoon, and I'm wondering if white dress shirt and slacks are fine...9
+2Best MSF's to shoot for given my stats?I know you guys get asked stuff like this all the time but it's a very case by case thing so I'm going to ask again. I'm a state school kid with a 3.9/4.0, expecting a 720+ GMAT at the very least (you'll just have to trust me on that), with no real work experience to speak...35
+2Recent grad - Small fund or bigger firm?I just graduated and have three options available: 1. Acquisitions/Asset Management at a small fund (1.5 billion AUM) but rapidly growing, strong developer as well (1 billion in pipeline over the next few years). 2. Transactions/Valuations Analyst at a bigger firm (think CBRE, JLL,...13
+2McDonald's Monopoly ScamCame across this article about the mcdonalds monopoly game and thought it was pretty interesting. Basically a guy scammed the whole thing and all the top prizes were tied up between his friends and the mob. Give it a read if you'd like...1
+2Is joining Point72 social suicide for joining other firms?Do some hedge fund managers have personal vendettas against Point72/Steve Cohen? If a person has Point72 on their resume early on in their career, is that a flag for other firms...against the morals of the candidate?3
+2Is the internship I'm doing relevant?Doing a risk management internship at a big 4 right now, and quite frankly, I don't quite like it. Its a freshman internship thats a month short. I've always been interested in getting into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> or even <abbr...10
+2Craziest Counter Offer You've Ever Extended?Like the subject line, what is the craziest counter off you returned to a company after being extended one? Did they accept? Could be $, bonus, other benefits...4
+2Career in trading and relevant degrees, CS skills?Hello all, I'm currently pursuing a master in management in a top 3 European business school, with the aim to specialize in Finance and pursue a career in Trading or PM in <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>. However, I'm a bit lost as I've made the mistake...5
+2How to explain a gap year in interviews? How to best play a gap year after high school and college due to personal reasons? Would it be worth mentioning? I have some volunteer experience listed on resume towards the end of the gap year that may be asked about. 5
+2Best Coffee Shops in NYC and London?Do you guys have any sweet spots you go to before or after work to get that daily kick? Please do share your recommendations. What drinks are your go-to? Mine has got to be portico coffee shop in london, soooo f**king good. Disclaimer: Starbucks doesn't count you basic white girl.12
+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...50
+2Balance Sheet won't balance, please helpHey guys, I recently took a modeling exam the other day and before I got to finish it my balance sheet would not balance. I hid the prompt as I don't want anyone that works there to find out who I am. I would love some help with this model. I kind of know what went wrong as there is a...6
+2Continue pursuing dentistry?I am going to try and keep this as concise as possible, sticking to several factors. I am a rising sophomore at a large state university in NC. I have been wanting to pursue healthcare my entire life, but more specifically gained interest in the field of dentistry a few years ago while shadowing...4
+2Should I be looking at different MBA programs?Hoping to get opinions on my profile for <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> admissions. Not sure if I'm aiming too high, or these are all within reach. Work experience: 2 years as a financial analyst at F200 biotech company, 1.5 years as a...8
+2Interview questions for Entry level trading position/internHi everyone, I've always been interested in prop trading and have been doing my research for the past couple of months. I'm more interested in trading at a lower tier firm like Trillium, FNY, Group One Trading than the more competitive ones, since I don't have the traditional...2
+2I have a million dollars in my IBKR account and will get 10 million more next year, how do I successfully create a hedge fund?I'm 19 years old and in a unique situation where me and my friend (his dad is an ultra wealthy Chinese entrepreneur) were given a million dollars to invest and use to create a rudimentary fund management firm. We were told that if we could outperform the market and create a strong...4
+2Cold Call Interview AdviceHey All! Long time reader but first time poster. Little background on myself before addressing the topic of my post. Went to a non-target school in the south. Currently working as an associate PubFin for a regional BD in the southwest. 90% of the deal flow I work on is within our higher...1
+2Penalisation on multiple applicationsWill I be penalised if I apply to different 'kind of internships' at the same time (all in IBD)? like off-cycle, summer internship and Full-time1
+2Should I take my Startup PE Return Offer, or Try For Banking?I've interned abroad at a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm this summer ($2.5B AUM, 50-100 employees) and was fortunate enough to get a return offer. I loved working here and would not mind coming back - but I feel almost obligated to go work at a large...4
+2Wells Fargo IB Superday 2019For those of you that have gone through the <abbr title="Wells Fargo">WF</abbr> recruiting process in the past, how was the super day? Does <abbr title="Wells Fargo">WF</abbr> do anything different in regards to their super day process? Should there be...13
+2What is the most relevnt/respectabe financial modeling certification?Hi everyone, I just recently finished my master's in finance degree and started working at a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> boutique. I was given a little budget to take any course of my choosing...8
+2Bars + Restaurants in SingaporeGoing to Singapore shortly for about 5 days and could use some advice on cool bars and restaurants that are worth going to. Cheers6
+2Moelis Houston FT recruitingHey guys, any one has some insights about Moelis Houston's interview process? Curious to know what the scope of interview will be and also any insight about the culture, deal flow, etc.2
+2What to bring to coffee chat at a MM?Have a coffee meeting with the head of analysts at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> next week, does anyone have any recommendations as to what to bring? also, I imagine I'd wear a suit to this, correct?3
+2How to tell the prestige of LMM or MM PE firms?Hello all - I am currently interviewing for multiple LMM and <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firms (Undergrad Internship) and I was wondering how I can assess the quality of a mid-market shop. I feel like there's a group of huge <abbr title="private...5
+219 years old, given offers for middle office in the UK working at an IB. Where can I go after?It’s my first post on here, so here goes. I’m from the UK, 19 years old and have been given offers for a middle office derivatives analyst “apprentice” at a huge <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> which lasts 20 months and then either a <abbr...6
+2Jaw Clenching / Teeth Grinding?I went to the dentist thinking I have a cavity and he told me I'm clenching my jaw throughout the day (which I knew but didn't think was doing anything), possibly grinding my teeth at night, and brushing too vigorously (lol). I got a mouth guard to sleep with. Does anyone have jaw...2
+2Questions About Bond and Gordon Growth ModelI can't for the life of me understand why bond prices are inversely correlated to the yield. Apparently lower yield is higher bond price. For exmaple, ff you pay $10,000 for a bond, you would want to profit more than you would if you invested $1,000 for the bond because you're risking...3
+2Help, is IB a Career Worth Pursuing Out of College?I'm a 2nd-year Finance student at a top 30 Business School in the Twin Cities (Nothing close to Ivy-worthy). I'm near the point where I need to decide on a career path, does anyone have any advice on pursuing <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, Public...4
+2Networking Advice - coffee meetingsHi fellow monkeys, I am getting in touch with analysts/associates/VPs that are alumni of my school, with a pretty good response rate (I guess its due to the fact that networking isn't that common in the UK). Most of them offer to meet for a coffee although I am just asking for a call. I...7
+2HL 2019 Fulltime recruitingApparently people who networked are supposed to hear back this week. Did anyone hear back? 6
+2How analyst are adopting to CRE Tech?There are multiple tools for real estate analyst. What tool are you using? and how is it helping you?1
+2McKinsey or BCG? Have the opportunity to work for either McK or BCG in Chicago. Any thoughts? Factors: I'm interested in exiting either into public sector or biotech/pharma. I want to start a family in a couple years (I'm female, so pregnancy burden is on me).7
+2Get into Harvard with finance ECsRight now I'm a rising senior applying to colleges. I'm passionate about investing/portfolio management, and after college I want to either work at a hedge fund, or investment bank. Obviously for these types of jobs, schools like Harvard/Wharton are the places to go to. I've heard...11
+2Media unfairly labeling millenials?To be honest, I hate the term millenial. Sure, we're more likely to job hop and wait longer to settle down than the previous generation, but does anyone feel that the media misrepresents our views? The mainstream media paints the typical millennial as someone who's liberal, feels...5
+2Capital Markets vs Acquistion vs Debt Equity PlacementHello, I have been following this forum for a year or so now. I have an internship at a small Private equity shop in Florida. As I am starting to network and look for jobs I am just confusing myself. I am trying to figure out where to put myself and just have a couple questions. 1.) is...3
+2When do Deutsche Banks Summer Analyst Positions Open up Have been on there website the whole month and don't see any options to apply for the New York Location. When do these spots open up 5
+2how is oppenheimer?How is <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at Oppenheimer? I know it's not the greatest, but wondering if it would still be a good place to work with decent exits? This is for Full-time, not internship6
+2HELP! BCG and Bain fulltime Associate Consultant offers (Toronto), which one should i take?Hi All, I've got offers from both BCG and Bain offices in Toronto for 2019 full-time start. Which one should I take and why? Please also compare on the options of leaving to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> after two years or getting a sponsored <abbr...7
+2Highest CompCan we get a list going with banks that pay the highest comp for incoming <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Analysts out of college? I know Centerview should be on the list 4
+2Black SuitWhat’s up guys? I recently cold e-mailed my resume to a school alumnus that runs a relatively small family fund ($100-150M) to inquire about an internship. Based on my research, his father was an exec at Blackstone. He’s offered to meet for lunch or just coffee. I’ll likely opt for the...7
+2How Much of a Threat is Automation to Finance Jobs?Recently had lunch with someone in S&T who warned me against pursuing certain careers in finance, particularly S&T, because of the likelihood that automation/AI would replace a significant amount of jobs. I've seen a few forums claiming exactly that dating back several years, and...3
+2What black male hairstyles are appropriate for IB?I'm trying to choose a new hairstyle that works within finance. I currently have a short fade but I want to try something different. I want to grow my hair slightly and fade the sides. It would look like this:...5
+2Networking Question- why do you ask to talk to other people?Hey guys, I'm beginning my networking efforts to recruit for consulting, and when I hear other people talk about networking, I hear that people often ask the person they are talking to if there is anyone else they can talk to after they are done with the conversation... I don't get...2
+2Do Bankers Get Pissed When Their Analyst Rates Stock a "Sell?"Just read that an analyst at Goldman rated Intel a sell. www.cnbc.com/2018/08/10/goldman-sachs-downgrades-intel-shares-to-sell-due-to-its-chip-manufac.html I know back in the good ol' fraudulent days, analysts like Henry Blodget and (maybe) Mary Meeker got caught touting stocks...3
+2Why are you good for X remembering last year's failureSo last year I went to this bank and had a pretty bad interview and was obviously rejected. I think i have very much improved this year and want to try it again. Do you think I could say something along the line of: last year I tried and failed, this year i have improved very much and would love...10
+2How do you define a “vanilla” asset?I see this term a lot here in regards to some LifeCo companies and such. What is the meaning behind it? Is it basically a Class A asset say office, that is stabilized with long term leases and not much value add opportunities?6
+2Is 35 too old for full time MBA and post-mba investment banking?Basically the title.............................................................................................................thanks9
+1Talent Agent Career: Thoughts?Just curious if anyone has considered working at a talent agency in Los Angeles. Whether it be a major one like CAA/ WME, or even a small boutique shop. Seems like an interesting career. I go to a school where CAA and WME recruit at and know people who have gone into the mail room. Would love...1
+1Savings and investmentsBeen thinking a lot about savings recently. I still have one year left of uni(target), and don't have any student loans so I'm already a leg up I guess. I want to have a lot of fun during my 20s but nothing also fills me with more dread than the typical work in a cubicle for 35-40...5
+1MBB ReferralWhat is the best way to ask a <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> partner for a referral? Have spoken to the partner once and emailed a few times. The partner has connected me to recruiters a few times and ends emails along the lines of "let me know if I...1
+1The SEC is hurting American Marijuana CompaniesCanada's coined the name "Land of Opportunity" for its immigration friendly policies and entrepreneurial spirit, and US pot companies are definitely [capitalizing on that reputation](https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/u-s-pot-companies-view-canada-as-land-of-opportunity-1.4026909)....1
+1Is the internship I'm doing relevant to HF?Doing a risk management internship at a big 4 right now, and quite frankly, I don't quite like it. Its a freshman internship thats a month short. I've always been interested in getting into <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>, but I don't quite see how this...1
+1Can financial advisor offer bridge loan in an acquisition to the acquiror, a listed company?Hey guys I was wondering if a financial advisor can offer loan to a listed company (buyer) in an acquisition. Is there any rules/regulations regarding this issue? I am from a top Chinese investment bank and would like to learn how the US treat this. In China, financial advisor to a listed...3
+1Should an international grad student (STEM) apply for DV Lottery under F1 visa?As a STEM major, I will have up to 24 month of OTP. However, after that, I need to apply for HB1 visa. Should I apply for the diversity lottery as soon as a start my master? 1
+1Travelling MBA vs undergradTo those that have finished both undergrad and an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>, during which did you travel more? Have only been to one or two places during college so far, so wondering if people do a lot of travelling during <abbr...1
+1Best Microsoft Excel Training Can anyone recommend me for best Microsoft excel training. I want to learn basic Excel to very advanced level Excel training.1
+1Moving from Dubai back to the USHi Everyone, Just to give you a bit of background on my situation, I recently joined a growth equity fund in Dubai with AUM of 250 million, the fund focuses on healthcare, food and beverage and real estate, we also have been dabbling in early stage investing. I have a masters in finance...1
+1Simple bonus queriesWhat is the usual bonus % of Comp for an analyst and also st VP/D level? I assume it’s similar across most regions too. Ie. <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> LA vs. LONDON Paris1
+120 Years Old, Two years experience investing my own moneyI'm Alexander. I started with the stock market by trying to learn what options were. However, I had to learn the basics first. I started my first year learning about all the quirks of the market, what each ratio means, how the ratios are calculated, balance sheet, income statement, etc....2
+1Second year analyst interviewGoing into interviews for a second year analyst position at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in London this week and would very much appreciate any input on how these interviews may differ from <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> and...3
+1Which of the following majors should I pursue to be competitive for finance or consulting?I am current a rising freshman at MIT, and I’m not sure if I want to pursue finance (IB or quant) or management consulting. There are three options ahead of me: 1. Mathematics with Computer Science 2. Computer Science, Economics, and Data Science 3. Computer Science and...2
+1Zzzzzzzz<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>Economy: The number of available, unfilled U.S. jobs grew to 6.7 million in Q2, the highest quarterly level since 2001. It's a sign of an expanding economy and super-low unemployment. </li> <li>In the trade war,...1
+1Advancement level of USD/TRY 8/1/2018 to 8/10/2018I just quickly rushed through the forum registration, .investing dot com /currencies/usd-try . This is a very unusual but very predictable day for USD/TRY. I felt it all along since like 5 years ago, I had a +8,000 pip position open but it was a very small amount, now I'm very resentful...1
+1Infra & Energy Fund - Interview with energy portfolio operationsHello, I am interviewing with the head of portfolio operations of a Energy Fund. The portfolio consists of several renewables and gas power plants. I am wondering if someone has any suggestions of the type of questions I will be asked. I came up with some general topics but it would be great...1
+1Hi, I'm GeorgiaHi, I'm Georgia. I am in finance since more than a decade and heavily into tech and real estate. I buy, sell, trade, promote, create, develop and engage with many products and projects, including industrial fabs, <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr>,...1
+1Introduction from a newbieHi Im new I am currently a 20 year old undergraduate in a non-target University in England. Any information on guide to hedge fund internship/career would be nice because I do not know where to start.2
+1Indiana investment banking workshop admissionsHello Wall Street oasis, I have a question about Indiana. So I was recently accepted there but I am not a direct admit and I have a question about a few different things. first off I am confident I can get the gpa requirements but when is the timeline of getting into the ibw compared to getting...1
+1Dumbest Thing You Did as an InternWell, there have been a lot of stories complaining about what interns have done recently but not many that have flipped the script. So what was the dumbest thing you did while interning (and did you still get an offer)?1
+1Should HF managers pay for losses?I found[ this article ](https://outline.com/kRzzSC)from the Financial Times, talking about an alternative compensation structure for fund managers. It talks about how HF manager comp is "one-sided" in that, if the fund generates a profit, the PM gets a fat bonus, but if the fund...1
+1JV Equity Capital Provider (<$5M)All: Would anyone kindly share the experiences and/or recommendation for a capital provider(s) who considers JV equity request which is less than $5M? The subject is a workforce apartment building in IN with value-added strategy. Most capital providers have a minimum placement of $5M. The...1
+1When you are MD/head of your IB group, how do you know it's time for you to found your own shop? (e.g. P.J.Taubman / Millstein)How do you know you will be successful? Also, what are the tradeoffs and considerations? What are some of the largest challenges ppl like Taubman from PJT, Jim Millstein from Millstein & Co., and the Centerview guys encounter when they open up shop? What determines whether the shop...1
+1Full Time Real Estate analyst Positions for 2019Does any know of any real estate specific analyst programs that are open for 2019? I am currently finishing my internship right now but I would like to have options.1
+1Jeff Bezos: Secrets to SuccessJeff Bezos gave an interview [at Summit LA17](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq89wYzOjfs&feature=youtu.be) where he outlined his [4 keys to success.](https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-secrets-for-success-2017-11). **Chooisng the Right Partner** Here Jeff is talking...2
+1My EBITBRAH MugHi All, Recently bought a mug from (EBITBRAH dot com) as a joke for a colleague but they didn't provide shipping times to Canada. Any ideas? Thanks!1
+1Presenting your IB summer internship experience for FT applicationsHi everyone, To give a bit of colour, I am just wrapping up (well three weeks to go) my Summer Internship at one of the larger <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> in London (think Rothschild/Lazard etc.). Although I'm having a great time, I am not sure if the...1
+1Client contact at Analyst level (UK)Hi everyone, I am just wrapping up a Summer Internship in London and am looking to lateral. Is anyone willing to share a bit about whether they have client contact at Analyst level at top <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr>/<abbr title="bulge...1
+1Bizarre Apology Emailed to Every Employee in RegionWorking in a F200 firm's wealth management division this summer. Our office is part of a group that has five offices across SoCal, ~450 advisors, support/staff, etc across the group. This morning, *everybody* got this strange and dramatic email from one of the advisors. We all read it...2
+1 What causes the change in phases of the economic cycles? What causes the economy to peak and fall, or hit a trough and bounce back.? If economic growth and prosperity and increased demand lead to greater borrowing, more credit, more growth and prosperity, and more demand? shouldn't it just keep going up? or conversely down? Why is...2
+1Question About Cashflow statementHey WSO, in this excel file https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=comments&redir_token=OmPItuHXkSlb-_A05-xuLolK7mx8MTUzMzEwMDMzMEAxNTMzMDEzOTMw&q=https%3A%2F%2Fsamples-breakingintowallstreet-com.s3.amazonaws.com%2F05-01-Interview-Question-Model.xls I've been having trouble...4
+1Recommended maths and statistics online practice testsCan anyone recommend 20-30min maths (numerical) and statistics online practice tests? Do not have to be free. 1
+1Should the possibility of a recession be considered in going for Rx vs. traditional coverage?In the event of a recession in the next few years, which seems very possible to me, wouldn't restructuring groups experience more deal flow and have much greater job security than traditional IB? 1
+1Best Online Brokerage (European Investor)Hi Guys, as the subject indicates, I'm looking to open a brokerage account to trade. I would like to mostly rely on my laptop for this (trading via an app is not really my thing). The starting balance will be lower five figures, so I should make the minimum for most brokerages. My focus...3
+1How Important is Learning How to Code?Inspired by a [post](https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-much-of-a-threat-is-automation-to-finance-jobs) I made yesterday where I received some advice to learn coding. So how many monkeys understand coding? Was it helpful in your career? How did you learn (compsci courses, coding...1
+1Companies to practice modellingHi, does anybody know which companies I should be looking at if I want to practice 3 statement modelling within a timeframe for interviews? I've heard retailers & restaurants are good options but not sure which ones to look at. Thanks. Found a sample test on mergers and inquisitions...1
+1Would you ever work a for company if your don't like their 10k?Question is simple, would you work for a company if you don't think it is a good investment after their 10k showing all indicator of a disaster waiting to happen (Cash burn, wastage, bad management) even if they pay you well and the benefits is good3
+1Non IB Recruiting TimelineDoes recruiting for positions like Equity Research, Sales and Trading, Risk Management, and other non "IB <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019" positions follow them same recruiting timeline as traditional accelerated recruiting?3
+1Udemy on your cv/resume?Would Excel or indeed any finance courses from Udemy look good on one's cv or are they seen as being a bit 'Mickey Mouse-ish'? Any affordable, credible online excel courses you could recommend ?2
+1JP Morgan Commercial Real Estate HireVue QuestionsDoes anyone who has done this yet remember the questions asked? I know the banking ones are up here somewhere but I haven't been able to find the real estate ones anywhere. 1
+1JV Equity Firms NYCCan someone list some real estate financing firms that specialize in JV Equity deals? Thanks. Any help is appreciated.2
+1Target Schools S&T vs IBAre any schools considered Targets for <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> but not IB? How is the size of the recruiting class compared to Ib2
+1Funding secured<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>Green everywhere: The S&P is only 0.5% away from reaching the all-time high. The VIX (a measure of volatility) is the lowest it's been since January. </li> <li>Turkey: With the lira near record lows and tensions with...1
+1Superday preparation I have my first superday coming up next week I was speaking with an analyst who told me she didn't learn about her superday until 2 days before. In general how much do people prep before a superday? I woke up today and didn't drink coffee and I slept for the entire day.3
+1Should I leave my Corp Dev job to Equity research if my long term career goal is private equity ? Hi, I'm currently doing an internship in Corp Dev & Strategy at a large tech company. Previously, worked in investment banking at a local boutique and in asset management. Recently, got an offer from an equity research position from a <abbr title="bulge...1
+1Comp, culture, etc at these firms for a senior analyst/associate?Hey guys, Just curious if anyone has info on comp and culture/office life at any of the firms listed below for a senior analyst/associate doing acquisitions? Interested in the LA offices if getting specific. AEW Capital Management CommonWealth Partners Clarion Partners Kennedy Wilson...3
+1Should I Leave My Corp Dev Job To Equity Research If My Long Term Career Goal Is Private Equity/ IB ?Hi, I'm currently doing an internship in Corp Dev & Strategy at a large tech company. Previously, worked in investment banking at a local boutique and in asset management. Recently, got an offer from an equity research position from a <abbr title="bulge...3
+1Tax DepreciationHi all, Struggling with answering the following: You buy an asset for 100, operationally it is depreciated over 10 years but tax wise over 5 years, how does the Balance Sheet look like after 3 and after 7 years? Keeping in mind Accrued Losses Thanks for the help1
+1Project Finance or Acquisition / Leveraged Finance for PE exit?Hi all, noticed that there has not been much discussion on Project Finance lately. I am kindly hoping to get advice on choosing between 1) Project Finance - Infra and 2) <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> - Acquisition Finance & LevFin ("AF&LF")....1
+1Unique Travel opportunities I’ve heard of a few jobs in finance where the person is relocated to different countries every other year, and I was wondering if there were and other unique travel opportunities in finance?1
+1Consultant says you have do Phase II for Off-site ConcernsConsultant says you have do Phase II for Off-site Concerns - This is one that can be tricky it needs to be vetted out before a call is made. I would say that generally speaking off-site issues are often times not really concern but it does happen. I review a ton of reports and here are some of...1
+1Bank below par debt repurchase accountingDear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I am currently looking into banks accounting and would like to understand how banks' repurchase of their own debt would be accounted on their financial statements. For example, a bank has a 500m bond outstanding...1
+1Investment Banking - What is the structure of an interview for Middle Market / Boutique Firms? I am currently in the process of lining up interviews for middle market / boutique banks and I wanted to know what an interview might be like and what the technical questions are going to focus on. Any advice?1
+1Best way to find a new tenant for an apartment?Hey guys, so I got this job offer in another city, and I'm looking to break the lease for my current place. The breakup fee is 3 months rent, plus 60 days notice (so essentially on the hook for 5 months). I can get away with the 60 days notice though if I can find another tenant. What...1
+1PowerWhen I first read the book "The 48 Laws of Power", by Robert Greene, I was taken aback by its relevance to the world of finance and politics. I started noticing people using these tactics in real life (Many of who probably hadn't the slightest clue of what they were doing). I...1
+1xlp capitalhas anyone heard of xlp capital? www.xlpcapital.com/ family office in <abbr title="New York City">nyc</abbr> run by two princeton grads with a history at bcg. Talked to a few people who interned there and they all said that the internship program was great with a lot of...1
+1Witch data uses CCP to compute initial and variation margin?I want to compute the VaR of the Orange Juice [FCOJ-A] contract But the problem is that there is no orange juice market price data (or at least I didn't found that) to compute Historical VaR (as frozen orange juice is the underlying asset). Which data uses CCP to compute initial...1
+1nitorum capital and hawkeye capital managementanyone heard of nitorum capital and hawkeye capital management, two funds in <abbr title="New York City">nyc</abbr> before? have interviews coming up in a couple of weeks. Tried finding people who interned there in the past but had no luck in successfully contacting them....1
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+1Co-Working in Mallshttps://commercialobserver.com/2018/08/industrious-to-add-coworking-spaces-to-macerich-malls-around-us/ I have no idea what the benefit to this is and the mindset of this. Thoughts?2
+1NYU Liberal Studies Core ProgramAnyone out there with knowledge on NYU's Liberal Studies Core Program? Basically, you spend your first two years in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> or Florence or Australia, and you take liberal arts courses. Additionally, in your elective space, you must...5
+1Thoughts on Macquarie Asset Management?Don't really know a lot about Macquarie Asset Management and not a ton on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> either. Anecdotally seems like comp is a little low, but nothing else stands out. Anyone have any experience with them? Interviewing, working there,...1
+1Is there a real financial model out there with real examples used from a company financial reports 10-K 10Q?Is there any actual real-life example of a financial model with valuations other than WSP and BIWS. real life examples are way more complicated than what they offer in either course. I've been looking for ones with long cash flows to see how they reconcile the CF including discrepancies and...1
+1Question on giving out references of current employerSo I am in the late stages for a <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> gig and I have reached the point where they want a professional reference "of management or someone who oversees my work". I am very torn giving my direct boss since if I don't get the job it...1
+1imc first round assessmenttitle says it all, this is for graduate quant trader. What is the test like? Any tips? Any comments or help are much appreciated1
+1Boston College CASGoal is to work at an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> after graduation Is this viable as an Economics major from Boston...4
+1Help with what to wear tomorrow?Hey all, this is my first post after a lot of reading around for weeks and it seems that I should have posted this a few days ago. Tomorrow I have an externship with a trading firm. I went out and bought a suit the day after sending in my RSVP, and 2 days/500 dollars later I get another email...5
+1Hedge Funds with a more intellectual cultureThis is kind of a weird question, but has anyone given thought to which hedge funds have a more intellectual, start-up-like culture? My first thought was Two Sigma/Jane Street just based on what I've heard from people I've met there, but not sure if there are more names out there...1
+1What are biggest issues you seen with environmental and engineering reports? Roofs? Environmental?I am interested to see what issues/problems you all see on your side when it comes to due diligence environmental and engineering reports? 3
+1Villanova CASHow is Wall Street recruitment for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for someone not in Villanova's business school? Is it viable? I want to attend Villanova, but not confident in admission at VSB. Econ would be easy to get into for me. 1
+1Contractor - Trying to get into a FTE role / looking for adviceHi All, I'm a long time lurker here. I'm 10 years experienced - all in the O&G industry, primarily in Accounting/Corp Finance/Business Analytics: * 4 Years - Management Accounting/FP&A with minor Treasury duties at a medium-sized, multi-national service company....1
+1AMA: 2 years of consulting -> corp finHey monkeys, I've been reading <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> since my college days and learned a lot from the site through asking questions, so I wanted to turn the tables. I left federal consulting (transferred from my company's commercial arm,...2
+1Value of AP Microeconomics vs Macroeconomics As a current senior, I am taking economics. Sadly my school does not offer <abbr title="accounts payable">AP</abbr> micro or macro econ classes, so I am going to do a self study in one of them (maybe by myself or with 3 friends). If I am interested in exploring the world of...1
+1modelling sample exercisesHi, have interviews for internship coming up at two l/s equity funds later this month. Does anybody have any sample 3 statement modelling exercises they would be willing to share? thanks.1
+1Leather laptop bag - color? I noticed the topic on leather laptop bags lower on the page - but what I was missing was a topic regarding the color of bags that people find acceptable (and as I am looking for a bag, that seems helpfull). I can also understand that there might be differences between London, <abbr...4
+1From Corporate Development to Private Equity IndustryHello All, I'm a director of corporate development at a very acquisitive, Fortune 100 company. Prior to my current corporate development role, I worked at Big 4 (M&A practice) and in investment banking, and am now exploring opportunities in private equity (preferably an industry...1
+1IBD Goldman Sachs Applicant from Nigeria. What happens when its time for Superday?Hi Guys, What happens when an applicant that doesn't live in America gets invited for a superday for <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office? Do they still cover the expenses? Visa applications? Or will there be an alternative used to interview? Please help.2
+1Manoeuvring from law to banking Hi all, I'm currently studying law at a top 10 UK university, moving into my second year of university with high grades up until now. I managed to acquire a summer internship in one of the biggest UK asset management firms, but not directly in fund management - although rotational to...1
+1where to find info on tech jobsI like <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> very much. But there's not so many discussions here around tech jobs. I'm kind of sick of doing <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and would like to learn more about opportunities in the...1
+1Apple passes one trillion Market CapApple hit $1 trillion in market cap sooner rather than later. Do you monkeys think its justified or is this a sign we are nearing the top of the cycle. I wish I had the money to buy even more shares a few years ago, alas. What are your thoughts on apple?3
+1HELP End Goal - Entrepreneurship. B4 Audit vs Outside OpportunitiesHi Everyone, Currently, I have an Big 4 Offer to work in the Audit service line for financial services clients. I think my long term goal is to have my own business, so I heard auditing can help you with that. But at the same time, I enjoy the nature of finance work (valuation, M&A)...1
+1Dividend Growth ModelHow does the dividend model value stocks? Why isn't it a good idea to use the dividend growth model for growth stocks? Also, should a project be accepted or rejected if the NPV is $1? If in fact the discount rate is conservative1
+1Investment PitchOver the last 3 years I have developed a systematic L/S strategy that has continuously generated alpha and is ready to put into production at an institutional level. Strategy is both scalable and repeatable. It is a relative value strategy that also incorporates options to exploit small but more...1
+1Networking Through Friend with 0 Banking ExperienceBeen working in sorta corporate finance, have some deal experience, but compared to 2-year bankers that are comparable to my age, I have basically 0 real modeling experience and haven't made a PPT bigger than 10 pages. So if I were to even get to a first round <abbr...1
+1Mentioning Olympiad participation on the resumeI am recent math PhD applying for entry-level jobs in quantitative finance. I know next to nothing about the field and have a question regarding the resume that some people on this forum might be able to answer. I read in a couple of places (including a few job postings) that Olympiad...1
+1Question for the seasoned Management ConsultantsHello Monkeys, The following is my Q: I recently noticed a position for PwC Management Consulting in their advisory business. This raised the question of how PwC MC varied from S& Consulting - in terms of work. The following is what I understood: PwC MC's work with S&...3
+1IB vs AuditI have been given the opportunity to work in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a boutique in South Florida <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> or Audit at the Big 4. My plan is to work in a Finance role long-term as a career. I know that...4
+1Is this a possible "Golden Ticket"? How do I use this referral?I am a raising senior who interned at an economic consultancy this summer. The internship program is known to not give return offers. Knowing this, I ended up doing a project for a global partner. We got coffee several times, and got along great. He complimented me on the deliverable and...1
+1Final round interview with panel + Head of ResearchHey guys, I'm into the final rounds of a SS <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> position. Can you tell me what to expect? One round is with a panel of associates and final round with Director of Research. Any insight would be great. Thank you!3
+1Would you work for a short-only fund?Let’s say you’re fresh out of college, have an offer in hand for a short-only hedge fund that takes a very activist approach to their investments. In other words, they’re finding companies that are mismanaged, fraudulent, and/or unsustainable, and aggressively publicizing their thesis....1
+1Morgan Stanley TorontoDoes anyone know much about the Morgan Stanley Toronto office? What is the deal flow like, does the office execute deals themselves? Is it very mining/O&G focused, what are exit opps like1
+1Confused about semitarget Masters in fianance UKHi there, Currently, I have two offers one at Cass and other at Durham. The atmosphere tells me to go Cass although, academically Durham may be better right? and is 15K less. Also, I do not know about Durham city. Exeter, StAndrews ,Edinburgh have offered me, but Cass and Durham...4
+12nd Round Interview, what to expectCurrently interviewing for a sort of niche corporate/commercial banking role (junior level). First interview was with two senior level guys (think MD) and went very well... super light on technicals. They mostly asked about my experiences at a current position in a related but somewhat different...2
+1Barclays 2019 SA IBD MegathreadAnyone have any updates on recruiting process at Barclays for 2019 IBD? I heard people received early offers a few weeks ago and there is a potential super day coming up.1
+1Harris williams 2019 SAHas anyone heard back from Harris Williams, first round, superday, etc. I know their process is just starting, wondering if anyone has heard anything specific.2
+1REPE modeling practice?Hey guys, looking for the best place to find case studies or scenarios to practice modeling? Haven't found a lot of places that give scenarios to practice with.1
+1Recruiting Strategy SuggestionsHi Guys, I've been working at a no-name bank (associate) for the past year, right after grad school (non-target) and am interested in switching to <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>/<abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. I mostly work on...1
+1Consulting, MBA, PE FoF. Breaking into PE direct?Hi everyone, here my long story in short: 5 yrs strategy consulting tier 1/2, <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> top 5 worldwide, <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> for an institutional bank, now entering as...1
+1Woodridge Capital PartnersDoes anyone know anything about Woodridge Capital (besides the Century Plaza redevelopment)? What is their reputation like? There is very little information about them online.1
+1Fort Worth Property Taxes?Anybody have multifamily in Fort Worth (specifically Tarrant County)? We've been u/w a deal at $2200/unit which is what we believe <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> to be and then have been told they could go as high as $4100/unit which kills this deal?...3
+1HELP PLEASE, Present Value of Future ValueHello all. I'm doing a PV of FV analysis using both P/E method (applying NTM P/E multiple to NTM EPS, then discounting by cost of equity) as well as the <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/<abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and...1
+1Winter Internshio Priorities - BB in summerI’ve been fortunate enough to have locked in a summer analyst stint at a top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. I go to school in New York, so I was also looking for a winter internship. Where should I focus my attention, if the ultimate goal is to open as many doors...1
+1WACC vs. Cost of Equity in a DCFWhy would one use Cost of Equity over <abbr title="weighted average cost of capital">WACC</abbr> as the discount rate in a DCF? And in general why is <abbr title="weighted average cost of capital">WACC</abbr> used?2
+1If I go to school 5+ hours from NYC, should I try to get coffee with analysts?I go to school over 5 hours away from <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, and I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to make the drive on weekends or other days I'm free to get coffee with <abbr title="investment banking...1
+1Career Paths For Successful QuantsI was wondering what the typical path is for highly successful quants (ones that are making upper 6 figures/into the millions). Obviously, I understand that everyone is different but I'm just looking for a general overview of the following: College/Major - Target schools are probably a...1
+1What is the most relevant/respectable financial modeling certification?Hi everyone, I just recently finished my master's in finance degree and started working at a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> boutique. I was given a little budget to take any course of my choosing...1
+1What does Investor Protection by Country entail?Countries like Singapore and New Zealand have high "Investor Protection" but what exactly does that mean? What is more protected compared to other countries?3
+1Knock My Socks OffRecently been on the market for a nice pair of socks to wear in a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> environment (so pretty casual). Tired of buying the classic dress socks because I wear them about five times and...1
+1Trader in Asset ManagementHello all, I have been wondering what the difference is between a trader in Asset Management and securities division. For example GSAM or <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr>, both have trading positions...1
+1Transferring from Governmental Finance to Private Sector BankHello All, I'm currently working as a Budget Analyst/Financial Specialist for the Dept of Defense and I have done so for around 4 years. I am also a <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Charter holder and have a B.S. in Economics. I am interested...1
+1Barclays Superday August 15thDoes anyone have any information for the August 15th Superday at Barclays?/Does anyone know how many people are going?1
+1FICC sales trading deskBasically, I am trying to understand what are the key requirements to join a FICC Sales/Trading desk at a large <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. How hard is it? In particular, how hard would it be to get the job if you are NOT a young grad, already with some...1
+1Morgan Stanley London2019 full time analyst applicants. I decided to start this thread seeing as the other thread on MS is dominated by the Americans. I’ve applied for three programs at MS for the early applicants 2019 program. I’ve completed all tests and I haven’t heard anything regarding the status of my application. Has anyone else...1
+1Engineer Starting MSc Finance in London - no EXP/ Thoughts on how to break into PEAs said in the title i 've completed BEng + MEng in Engineering and i will be starting an MSc Finance from 2018 in Cranfield SOM (Ranked 7th in the UK /30th World from FT). - Internships in Energy/Mining Companies (Big Canadian one) - Real Estate Experience in Construction/Investing...3
+1Opinions on the Early Application ProcessHi everyone - I wanted to post this forum to see what you all think of the early app process. I've heard some say that they are having/have had a hard time focusing on their internship this summer. However, I've heard others say that they prefer it. Lmk below1
+1Difficult to Transition from Coverage to Product Group?Has anyone made the transition from a coverage group like Healthcare/Energy/<abbr title="financial institutions group">FIG</abbr>/Real Estate into product groups like M&A? How difficult was the transition? And now that you can reflect back, was it worth it/did you make...1
+12019 BAML Global Markets First Round Interview Questions Has anyone received the first round yet? What questions you get for the Global Markets? I could trade MS for <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>. 5
+1What is Appian?Appian is a BPM specialist vendor: its BPM products and services are its core focus. Appian focuses its efforts across government and commercial industry sectors, including retail, manufacturing, financial services, service providers, healthcare, and energy. Appian's BPM technology...1
+1Institutional Asset Management - GP vs. LP SideAnyone have experience working in an institutional asset management role on both the GP side and LP side? What are the main differences, if any? Which role did you like more?1
+1Credit Suisse Hong Kong Online AssessmentHey guys, I just did the verbal/numberical assessment and I thought that was super hard. 12mins for 49 verbal questions T/F/Cannot Say & 37 Math questions same format. Do they expect us to get like 90% of these correct? I probably guessed for a majority of them lol.2
+1New to Forum 20 Year Due Diligence ConsultantNot sure if you guys have someone available to answer commercial property due diligence questions. I am 20 years in business and have experience at over 500 sites across the USA. I am Registered Geologist and NJDEP Licensed Site Remediation Professional. I work for a national firm and I...1
+1Barbarians at the Gate question...Recently finished reading Barbarians at the Gate and wondered why the debt issued to complete the <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> needed to be / was considered junk? Forstmann Little is described to have been highly opposed to using it, and I don’t understand...1
+13rd Annual Fantasy Football LeagueI'll keep this short. A Facebook group I run for finance professionals and self-directed investors (2,300+ members globally) is having its 3rd annual fantasy football leagues. First league is filled, second league is starting to fill. Hoping to do three this year. Buy-in: $100 Draft:...1
+1Greek Life and success later on Been researching the bios of really successful people (F500 CEOs, hedge fund managers, etc..) and it seems like one of things they all share is being in a fraternity in college. In fact I've yet to find a single person in one of these positions who wasn't in one. Do you guys think...4
+1Bain verbal and numerical test UK officeI've been invited to take the Bain numerical and verbal reasoning tests (2 tests) for the UK office. Can anyone help with sample tests and structure of the test (types of questions, number of questions, etc). Is it more like PST, GMAT, SHL, etc? Would help to get some guidance on how to...1
+1Stephens Inc. vs. Raymond JamesI've seen some good threads on both, but I'm wondering how Stephens Inc. and Raymond James stack up to each other overall. Also, I have some very good insight into Stephens in Arkansas, but I'm curious how Stephens' ATL office compares with RJ's.1
+1Lender RecommendationsCan anyone recommend lender that would be OK with financing a transaction like this? Feel free to PM or reply here. I have lenders I've worked with before but it's always good to see who else is out there. **Information:** -Total purchase price ~$4M - $5M USD. Company is doing...1
+1Tie Suggestions?looking to buy a few ties for investment banking interviews 1) what are some good ties to go with a navy suit? solid burgundy tie or would navy be better? 2) whats the best place for the best value? thanks4
+1How to get into Bank of America Merrill lynch summer internship, Questions and Tips on landing the Job. I am new here, Joined wall street to learn about invesment banking interviews and in particular about Bank of america, merrill lynch and tips on how to do well in interviews, kind of questions they ask , and what to expect.1
+1How do you go about reaching out to a job poster?Say there's a posting on LinkedIn and it has the headhunter's contact info. What has been everyone's experience with reaching out to them directly after applying? Is there a better approach than a generic "I'm really interested, I think I'm a good fit, do you have...1
+1Petsky Prunier group placementWondering if Petsky Prunier has group placement or it is generalist? Also any updates on the reputation of it compared to other boutiques (like strictly <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> or they do some big deals too)? They have an opening on my target school's...1
+1MBB internship in home country but trying to gain full time position in LondonMonkeys, I am an STEM student at Oxbridge college but a native of a North Western European country (think Nodics, Netherland, Belgium etc). This summer I am undertaking an internship at a <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> office in my home country. However,...3
+1Seeking papers on multi-factor models on the equity long short hedge fundsI am seeking papers that use regression & multi-factor models for equity long-short funds. I am interested in understanding the funds' behavior and exposure to various factors using some quantitative techniques such as regression. For example, I ran regression of financials equity...3
+1Profile Evaluation for Oxford MFeHello Everyone, I’m planning to apply for Oxford MFE for Fall ’19 (and other Financial engineering programs in the US) and would love to have your thoughts on my profile: #### Profile: Undergraduate: Mechanical Engineering from HKUST, Top 2 in Hong Kong. GPA: **4.1 out of 4.3 ** (1st...1
+1Performance Metric CalculationsHi, I need to calculate the ANNUALIZED performance metrics for the following set of data. Month //% Return //Risk Free Rate % Jan //9.378 //0.02 Feb // 2.145 //0.02 Mar //1.669 //0.02 Apr //2.384 //0.03 May //3.143 //0.07 Jun ...1
+1VC in Australia1. What is the <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> scene like in Australia in terms of deal flow? Is the majority sourced globally or are there enough startups in Australia for the industry? 2. How comparable are the salaries to America? Would assume it is less...1
+1Anyone know how to search a profile based on previous career title? Long time no post, I noticed on linkedin you can search previous companies a user has worked for, but not actual previous job title (just industry). If I wanted to search for the current career of all users who previously worked at MS as a "rodeo clown" to see where they are now,...1
+1Did IB hate moving from Excel 2003 to Excel 2007?I know there was a lot of controversy with excel moving from menus to the ribbon. Did you old timers initially hate the change?1
+1literature for valuationHello! I am a second year undergraduate and would like to educate myself in how to value businesses. Therefore I am looking for some literature - ideally something that is rather "applicable". From those mentioned in other threads, I ended up with chosing between Rosenbaum and...1
+1How news affect stock markets?I know it might sound like a silly question to most of you. However, I want to make use of your knowledge and experience so as to learn these things faster and more effective. The thing is I need tips or some source how to learn how certain news affect certain markers. Moreover, I would like...3
+12017 IB League Tables by 10k FilingsI thought it would be fun to look at 2017 league tables reported investment banking fees in 10k for 10k filers. I'm sure I missed a 10k filer but here is the list (in billions): 1. Goldman Sachs $7,371 2. <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan $7,248 3. Bank of...5
+12019 J.P. Morgan Investment Banking SADoes anyone have the questions for the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> hirevue that they are willing to share or any insight of how the process goes? Thanks guys!1
+1A Summer Analyst position requires candidates with a specific graduation timeframe, can I still apply?A Summer Analyst position says they are looking for candidates with specific graduation dates (ex: December 2018 - June 2019). Considering I meet all other requirements, would my application be tossed aside if I graduated in May 2018? 1
+12018 TAP AdvisorsI realize there are two or three threads - but can I get some honest opinions on TAP Advisors? Any updated opinions would be appreciated. I realize they got torn apart on a thread from a year ago.1
+1PE Internship - Help needed to get FTHi guys, I am an MSc Finance student and currently trying to get into <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. I did internships in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, Corp. Dev.,...1
+1LBO Structure AnalysisHi, I was just analyzing this <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> and I have some questions about the capital structure. I hope you can give me some insight on the reasoning behind this specific capital structure. So, the case is as follows: A <abbr...1
+1Template for Emailing professors about internships/connectionsDoes this seem like a reasonable email to send to a professor? I had this professor, but I do not know him well. Email: Subject: <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Opportunities Coming from (school/non-target) Hi Professor _____, This is _____, I was a...3
+1Career Move: Large Bank to Small Bank, Yes or No?Hi everyone, I have a career choice that I need to make regarding a job offer and need Boneheads wisdom especially those who work/worked at financial institutions. Currently I work at one of the top 5 largest banks in the U.S. (by assets). My role is related to Compliance and Risk Management....1
+1Kaplan vs. Bloomberg Exam Prep for CFAanyone find one or the other better to use for <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> prep? Taking december level 1 and not sure which one to go with. thanks. 2
+1Goldman Sachs Asset Management Phone ScreenAnyone have insight on GSAM phone screenings? Advice? It's for an analyst position. Any chance it's technical?1
+1USA to Rotman?I'm currently a <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> and have been working in Big 4 audit for the past three years. I've been trying to make the jump to <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> with no luck. My...1
+1CIT GROUP (Commercial Industrial Trust)Got an offer from them for a role in risk and compliance. Has anyone had any experience with them? Thanks!1
+1So What Now? (Job Search Advice Needed)Hi, everyone. I'm not exactly sure what I need to be doing for my job search. For context, here are highlights of my resume: 1) Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in three years in May in top 10% at off-target business school in North Carolina (econ major, 3.43 major GPA,...3
+1The UN-Subscription of BoxesTLDR: Subscription models are more than just signing up customers for monthly payments, they're about fitting into consumer lifestyles and daily habits The full post with pictures is here: https://wp.me/p9BDUt-4L I'm almost sure it's obvious to everyone at this point:...1
+1Job transition Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community, i am currently doing an administrative role at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> on the WM side, I was a 2017 summer intern and got hired on after the internship was over. I have...1
+1Is it easy to transfer from an IB in a small European city to London?I am a postgrad who is trying to start a career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Let's say that i could have a good chance to get a job in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (like Citi, MorStan) in Eastern Europe. Or i could...1
+1Need Advice: Graduating in December 2018 but firm wants me to start Fall 2019..I got an offer from 'Next 4' accounting firm for Fall 2019. The problem is that I graduate in December 2018 and would like to start work in January, but they do not have enough spots as of right now. The recruiter said she would keep me abreast of any changes that would allow me to...1
+1Joining T3 Trading GroupHey guys, I know there are lots of bad reviews about T3 Trading Group, and I'm open to listen to all kinds of advice from people who know them well. I've done quite some researches on T3 Trading Group and I think they are truly legit. I'm looking forward to join them. However,...2
+1Traveling to Japan for a week. Any tips/suggestions/must sees? Hey Guys, Planning a trip to Japan in January. I will be there about 8 days. I don't know much about the country so any advice you can offer would be appreciated. Activities, things to eat, activities, etc. Thanks!2
+1Do I have a shot at scoring an interview with a top CRE firm?* I'm a 28yo UG senior @ UC Berkeley * Expected graduation date: May, 2019 * Major: Urban Studies (City Planning) * Silently emphasizing in Econ (Int. Micro/Macro, Urban, and a Graduate course: Land Use Controls) * Relevant work experience before transferring to Cal: Three years as a...3
+1Data for Tenant Rep BrokersHas anyone found any good databases for unearthing market-specific information that would help tenant rep brokers prospect demand rather than supply? The idea is that <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> tools like CoStar and LoopNet do a great job of exposing...1
+1Dealing with Dry Cleaners Environmental Due DiligenceIf you worked on retail property with Dry Cleaner it likely caused a problem in the due diligence process. I have worked on 100s of deals with dry cleaners and they can be the real problem for some. If you get a site with dry cleaner reach out to me I can walk you through the process. If...1
+1Insights on RBC Financial Sponsors group in NYCI know that in 2015, <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> poached Matthew Stopnik, former head of US sponsors at UBS. Word on the street is that Stopnik has an unbelievable relationship with Apollo, but not sure what other <abbr title="private...5
+1Private Company Due DiligenceCurious if anybody has seen any material (whether online, print, case studies, etc.) that details how a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop would analyze/diligence a target. Looking for something more granular than pure transaction/valuation modeling, but more along...1
+1Market Making subsidiary of a hedge fund - prop trader requirementsfor a large macro hedge fund 20bln+ that has a separate (yet large) market making operation, what kind of numbers are they looking for in terms of a macro trading strategy / prop trader? Sharpe Ratio min P&L (% and $$) Balance sheet usage and turnover any insight would be appreciated1
+1Looking for somebody to reviewMonkys, I built up a 3-statement <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> as well as short 2-page research report to send in hopes of landing an equity research interview. Was seeing if I could send this to anybody, preferably somebody currently working in/has...1
+1Master's degree at target school (from non-target undergrad) for consulting?I will graduate at the end of this summer from a non-target school with a degree in economics, and my objective is to get into <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> or a Tier 2 consulting firm within a year or so. I was originally a pre-med biology major before I...3
+1Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisory Services (Portfolio Valuation) Phone interviewHi guys, I have a phone interview coming up with Houlihan Lokey's Portfolio Valuation group for an experienced analyst position. I wanted to ask if any of you had experience with HL's first round phone interviews. The person who is interviewing is from HR. Keeping that in mind, do...1
+1Juggling part-time work and studiesI’ve been struggling with my part-time job and my studies recently. We’re not really well-off to begin with. My college tuition is covered by my academic scholarship. I spend for the rest of my school needs (books, research papers, projects, etc). I don’t want to ask money from my parents...1
+1Want to get into wealth managementGood evening monkeys, I am currently working in the billing office of a well-known law firm in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, I am a recent graduate. I thought I wanted to go the law school route but have changed my mind after gaining law firm experience. I have...3
+1Deferred MBA programs?I know Harvard does the <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr> 2 + 2 program, but I was wondering what other schools offer some sort of deferred admission program?3
+1Excel proficient... what does it really mean .....for the purposes of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/banking/finance? Any good online training courses that you recommend?2
+1Can I go from M&A Banking to Distressed Debt or Special Situations?I posted this in the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> forum, but I figured it may be more relevant here. Here's my situation, I'm a rising junior currently interning in a credit investing role at a big firm, think Oak Tree / Apollo / Ares /...1
+1Apply online now, or wait to network with an alumni when I get back to school?Looking to get some input on this. Some online applications just opened at a certain bank and I am wondering whether I should go ahead and apply online, or whether I should wait a month or so to see if I can network with an alumni from my school that's an SVP of something there. I would...1
+1Deloitte Consulting Senior Consultant hire (evening part-time MBA )?I was recently accepted into Georgia Tech’s Evening <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program. I’m on the 2 year track which sets my graduation date at July 2020. The GMAT requirement was waived due to my Masters of Accounting, however, I also...1
+1Internal Wholesaler - Day in the lifeHey Guys, First time writing on here, but I was hoping any internal wholesalers out there would enlighten me on what your days are like. I'm in the interviewing process and was hoping to get a better understanding of what the day to day process is like. Thanks in advance1
+1Primers / Books / Articles on Exotic (correlation) options on Rates / FXHey guys, I am trying to learn more about Exotic options on macro products such as Rates and FX, such as binaries. I am also trying to look at correlation products such as 10y US Treasuries >3% and EURUSD <1.15, etc. Are there any good primers, books or articles on this kind of...2
+1Five Critical Responsibilities for Successful Project ManagementProject Manager is responsible for delivering the project with authority and responsibility from the Project Board to run it on a day-to-day basis and should undertake these five responsibilities. [Read...1
+1FinTech Companies Could Soon Be Competing With Investment BanksHi everybody, I stumbled upon an article, which states that the government is working on legislation to allow "online lenders and payment companies" to expand and provide banking services. The article mentions the rapidly expanding companies Square and Coinbase are pushing for this...3
+1MSC in Investment from Leeds, Durham or Edinburgh?Which university should I prefer if knowledge is of significance and which of it has reputation for campus placements? I am an Indian looking forward to studying from one of these universities. Hope you could help.1
+1Looking for VC study materials (valuation, term sheets, etc.)Anyone got training materials for venture capital? I'm ideally looking for technical materials, such as info on valuation, term sheets, etc. 1
+1Learn Advanced Excel 2013 Course in SingaporeCan anyone suggest me for the Advanced Excel 2013 courses? I want to learn in a very short period of time.1
+1It’s Hard to Walk With Two Broken LegsMorgan Stanley has declared that stocks have **two broken legs**, essentially asserting that a large loss of market momentum is imminent, which would further result in a large market correction (the likes of which have not been seen since the dot com era). By the ‘two legs” it means the...1
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+1Subsequent correspondence with initial interviewer?Hello All, I have recently been applying and interviewing for positions in energy trading (physicals). I've spent the last 12 years on the sell side and am attempting to make the switch back to the buy side. Through some serious networking I was able to hustle my way in the back door to...1
+1Annaly Capital ManagementAnyone know much about these guys? Seem to be pretty big back East, haven't heard much about them on the lending side on the West Coast. 4
+1MFE program: should i take gre again to get perfect on quantI took gre a couple of weeks ago and got 166 on verbal and 168 on quant. Although verbal is decent, math is a bit disappointed because it is not perfect and a bit below the quant average for MFE programs (i think average for quant is 169). I am aiming for CMU (top choice) or berkeley or...1
+1What lucrative part-time jobs are out there?FInance is tough because it requires long hours all the way to the top (until you become a senior advisor, member of some Boards, or similar). Even the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> MDs / <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> partners I...5
+12019 Vault Banking 50Rankings came out 2 days ago. Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts and opinions. Which banks are too high, too low? Surprises? Who will be rising in next 5+ years? Who do you think will lose ground? Etc. Discuss2
+1Does a holding company's debt appear on the sponsor's balance sheet?i.e. For <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, in an <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr>, would the leverage used for the buyout appear on the sponsor(i.e. KKR's) balance sheet? What about for public money managers who take positions on...5
+1Rite Aid narrows earnings outlooks ahead of Albertsons voteShares of the drug retailer Rite Aid Corp (RAD) tanked on Monday after the company narrowed its fiscal 2019 earnings outlook....1
+1Leaving FT Job for InternshipAll - Currently, I am working in retail leasing. I work for a company that has a great name and is very well known in the industry, but my office is on location at one of the assets and I barely get to meet anyone. I am an email address to 99% of the company which is making me feel like I...2
+1Is my modeling experience typical? - MM Boutique AnalystI am currently several months into my second year as an Analyst at a medium sized middle market boutique bank in a major midwest city. My experience has been great, and I know it is far off but I am already thinking about what my options will be in less than a year. However, as of right now,...1
+1Surf ThreadI have noticed in another thread that some of the monkeys here are avid surfers, so I thought why not make a surf thread? While I would consider myself a bloody beginner (just did some surfing during an exchange semester in Cape Town and trip to Indonesia), I kind of fell in love with it and...4
+1Selling my Longines Master Collection Watch - amazing classy watch for saleHey monkeys, I’m selling my watch because I don’t wear it anymore. I’ve had it since 2nd year of banking, probably wore it for a total of 2 years, before moving on to a more casual environment. Selling here because I think it is a great junior finance watch that looks a lot more...1
+1Why does FCF calculation ignore interest?Haven't looked at finance in a while, so apologies if I sound dumb, but when calculating <abbr title="free cash flow">FCF</abbr> using EBIT, you multiply EBIT by (1-Tax). My question is, by doing this, aren't you ignoring the fact that interest is tax deductible?2
+1Thoughts on Bill GrossI wanted to start a thread discussing the man's rise and fall. I remember reading "Everything You've Heard About Investing is Wrong" in high school and thinking that this man knew it all. Now years later, he's been removed from the fund he co-founded and is struggling at...1
+1China’s Declining Funds: An OpinionVolatile markets, tighter supervision regarding debt, and the threat of a trade war are evidently scaring away investors as **funds are now becoming scarce** for startups in China. [quote]Capital raised by investment firms intended for seed and early funding -- before a startup seals its...1
+1Bonus Range for IB Analysts?What percentage of his/her base salary is a top bucket analyst's performance bonus? And how large is the gap in performance bonuses between bottom bucket and top bucket analyst? Hypothetical example: Top Bucket: Base - 85k, Bonus - 64k (75% of base), Total - 149k Bottom Bucket:...1
+1MBA vs MSRE executive programs - worth it in my case?Hi all, I am 33 years old and have been in commercial real estate for the last 10 years. I went to a non-target school and got a bachelors in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. I own my own boutique full service brokerage company that is profitable , though small with only 5...2
+1400 Investment Banking Interview GuideHi, does anyone have a pdf version of the BIWS 400 investment banking interview guide? Would appreciate any help!1
+1Podcasts/Books relating to IBI thought I might make a master thread for different podcasts and books and other informational material people have found useful. I will include my list and I am sure many others will add to it. **Podcasts** -The Art of Charm -Built to Sell -Deal of the Week -Fully...3
+1New Professional Hey Community, Incoming associate who just moved here from MA. Am looking to make friends and meet mentors. No huge time commitment required. I'd love to chat for 20 minutes at a time that's convenient for you. Thank you! 1
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+1Best C&R Groups in LondonHi all, What are the best consumer & retail groups in London? I have heard good things about Centerview and Lazard which is not surprising... Interested in interning in CRG at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>/Boutique/<abbr title="bulge...2
+1EY Capital Debt Advisory or S&P RatingHi All, need advise between these two. Pay at similar level but more curious which one has better exit op? 1
+12019 Full-Time Recruiting from Tier 3 to BB / PE oppsCurrently an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> at Tier 3 (Nomura/BNP/HSBC) in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> from Target Ivy School school with 3.7 GPA what are my best options at getting full time position at <abbr...2
+1Is the internship I'm doing relevant to PE?Doing a risk management internship at a big 4 right now, and quite frankly, I don't quite like it. Its a freshman internship thats a month short. I've always been interested in getting into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, but I don't quite see how...1
0BAML Superday Given; Interview Slots Full?Hello serious help required. I received a <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> Superday invitation and made the arrangements for travel through their travel program. I clicked the...1
0I completely messed up a case study!!!I completely messed up a case study! I was given a take-home <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> case study for an <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> position with a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> bank I am applying...9
0hedge fund interviewHi, have two interviews coming up in a couple of weeks. Both are l/s equity funds, after the first interviews I'm pretty sure that they have a value oriented investment philosophy. I'm a math major interviewing for investment analyst internship positions at both the funds. Does anybody...1
0Please help me I don't know what to do*Excuse the trash grammar and punctuation. I'm just typing off the dome ya feel me! Alright so I went to a non-target school and majored in finance graduated with a 3.6. I was originally gonna do marketing but during my final year i learned a lot about investment banking and decided that...1
0Psychological / maths tests at fundsQuestion to fellow investors: I have the glorious task of finding an appropriate maths and psychological test for new joiners. What are you guys using at your fund (if anything) or have you ever taken one of these before? I never had to and am still not sure about the benefits (yet). Any...1
0Tesla Alright folks...you've heard the news. Elon has created another stir with a post claiming he is considering taking TESLA private (as possibly $420/sh). At that price - someone could buy BMW and FORD yet they are choosing to buy TESLA which isn't turning a profit. Seems nuts. What do...1
0Reel Estate Coaches and Trainer / Sharing experiencesI’m compiling a resource guide which incorporates a list of the Best RE Coaches and Trainers. Could recommend valuable figures, please? Interested in local ones. Already reached out the Top ones1
0Experience / Exit Opps: Jefferies, HL, PJ Solomon, William BlairHate to make another thread comparing various firms but I really need some guidance / advice if anyone has some insight. Are any of these firms clearly above / below the others in terms of exit opps or experience as an analyst? Trying to decide between a couple offers, not sure if I'm...2
02019 FT Recruiting QuestionsI was hoping to ask those with prior experience recruiting for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> roles some questions: Is prior networking with analysts/associates at banks that have 2019 <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruiting processes pretty...1
0Dry Cleaners Environmental Due DiligenceIf you worked on retail property with Dry Cleaner it likely caused a problem in the due diligence process. I have worked on 100s of deals with dry cleaners and they can be the real problem for some. If you get a site with dry cleaner reach out to me I can walk you through the process. If...3
0How can people consciously accept a salaried job?Assuming it's a non-remote job with lengthy hours, what you're saying when you accept a job that pays 50k, 100k, 150k, 200k, 300k, etc, is acknowledging that "this is how much my **time** is worth to me." **and if your time is your existence, and if your existence is...27
0I will create a Modern day EmpireHello all, Has anyone stepped off the hamster wheel to take a moment and acknowledge the world around us? Think about your job, your college, your resume, your career, your home, friends, boss, city. Think of all the stress, and think to yourself - isn't ther For a certain amount of...1
0Should Hedge Funds be Regulated?As the title says, should there be stricter regulation of HF's? So many times HF's get a lot of scrutiny for "Exacerbating" the bears that happen in financial markets because of their huge leverage positions and ability to short markets to gain from other people's...1
0Why do people think they're so smart?Constantly irked by this faux intelligence, this "illusory competence". Want to dispose of them in a swamp of starved alligators. Or (as a more fitting test of their "genius"), leave them on a deserted island to fend for themselves. You're an idiot. I'm an...9
0Private Banking vs. Equity ResearchI was wondering how private banking and equity research divisions are related and how their pay and work/life balances differ. Also which would be a better starting position for a strong career? Are they similar in regards to competition for positions? Approaching my sophomore year and I am...0
0Corporate Development M&A - Should I reach out to Boutique Investment banks for deal opportunities?I recently got hired in the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> department of a mid sized private company (<1$b). The <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> group is very small, and we're looking to grow the...0
0Investment risk management salariesHello, What would be an appropriate salary for an investment risk manager with 3-4 years of experience? This is for a hedge fund.0
0Trump doubles tarrifs on metal imports from Turkeyhttps://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-10/u-s-turkey-relations-will-never-be-the-same https://www.ft.com/content/7b5bb132-9c87-11e8-9702-5946bae86e6d Discuss0
0Bad interview with a headhunter?Had a bad interview with a headhunter, should I be concerned? It was bad meaning I was told I was being too abrasive and essentially got chewed out for being so. Thoughts?0
0What is Commercial Strategy? How does the role fit in a company? How to prepare for an interview?Hello guys, I have a commercial strategy interview coming up for a F50 company and I wanted to get some more details so that I can show up prepared. Like the title says, in your viewpoint, what is commercial strategy (is it the same as corporate strategy?), how does this role fit in a...0
0Some questions regarding internships?Hey monkeys, I am starting an Economics and Business course at WU Vienna this October. As <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internships are pretty much non-existent in Vienna, I will most likely have to go to Frankfurt or Zurich for experience. Is it possible...0
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0Top Investment Banks in Each Industry 2018I have not seen a comprehensive list of the top banks for each industry. So many people new to the banking industry have this "GS is king" mentality without realizing that <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> is outclassed in many industries. I think it would be...0
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0Analyzing Options Trading Data, What should I look for?Hello, I have access to daily excel spreadsheets going back ~3 years which include: Daily Trade data (majority is options, some equity) ~30-100 trades per day Daily cash balance Daily account balance Daily price data It's extremely messy, I've been spending the past week...0
0Hedge Funds - the Australian POV (uni student)Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and thanks for taking the time for reading my first post. There aren't too many posts on here about Australians looking for <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> careers and it's no surprise. In...0
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0Lying About Passing CFA L2 on the First Try?So I was interviewing for a <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> research role and the interviewer asked if I passed the all levels of the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> on the first try. For whatever reason, I quickly answered yes,...0
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0Best I-Banks in Toronto for Analyst Entering Second YearI've been working at a big five bank in Toronto for the past year. Sector is good, but the group barely executes. I'm getting sick of working on pitch after pitch and have it go nowhere. What's worse is that the other analyst who started with me summered in the group and got an...0
0Was I wrong in this situation?I'm a rising sophomore interning at a startup accounting firm in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Its currently my 5/6 week at the firm. Today, I ran into two situations after the ceo gave us a day off short notice. First, the day before, my supervisor...0
0How to move on from Commercial Banking?Hope I'm posting in the right place. I've recently rolled off a grad program in the Commercial/Corporate Banking of a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> bank. They really like me but there's not much they can offer me in terms of career progression that...0
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0Have you ever been called out on non-PC things you have said in the office? I'm pretty PC in most situations, by context. You know who to tread lightly around, in terms of words said. Has someone ever called you out on being non-PC in the office? I've only been called out once. That I can remember. I think I was about 6 weeks into my first job after...0
0Situation on post-MBA (and internship) recruiting for International StudentsI am in the process of applying for a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> in the US (targeting T10 mostly) and, given all the confusion with H-1B, F1 Opt, can anyone elaborate on how the...0
0Credit Suisse 2019 Summer Analyst ProgramHas anybody heard back from their <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> 2019 application? Mine has been under review for 6 weeks thus far.0
02019 Summer Analyst ProgramAre there any places in the U.S. that are still open to apply for the summer 2019 internship? Thanks for the help.0
0Which MM/Boutiques Sponsor?i know we had a couple of threads that discussed which <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> sponsor, but how about <abbr title="middle market firms">MMs</abbr> and non-EB boutiques?...0
0Savills Studley - Any Info On Them?Anybody know anything about this firm? Some older threads have them ranked as more of a Tier III brokerage behind HFF, CBRE, JLL etc etc. Anybody have specifics? Prestige, deal flow, comp. Specifically looking for info in the DC area but any insight would be beneficial overall.0
0Large hedge funds with few employeesHello, I was looking at a hedge fund recently with fewer than 10 employees. It manages over 600m. It has grown a lot recently. So they may have some hiring. Are there examples of other large hedge funds with few people. What mostly contributes to the employee size? Is it certain strat or funds...0
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0Late interest in IB from non-target, too late to land Elite Boutique full-time?I am entering my 5th year of undergrad at a non-target state school and will be graduating with degrees in finance and applied mathematics as well as a computer science minor. My GPA isn't stellar (3.45) on account of early collegiate shenanigans and immaturity. Last summer, I interned in...0
0NPV/Mutual Exclusive ProjectsIf you recommend a project that has a NPV of $1 and the discount rate is conservative, how would you respond to these scenarios? Which projects should be accepted or rejected? a. There are not any other mutually exclusive projects. b. Your co worker has an idea for another mutual exclusive...0
0Application Timing for a starting graduate studentHi y'all guys! I'm a European undergrad that Will be starting soon his 1 year MSc. in finance. I was looking for some summer internships, or graduate programs offers for when I'll be a fresh graduate. With much surprise I found out the deadlines for the 2019 programs are ...0
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0Cover letter : how to value one's experience at Elite Boutique to go to BB Bank without saying too much how great it isHi, I am currently applying for summer internship in <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Banks and I've performed a 6 month m&A internship at an Elite boutique. Of course, I gained a lot of experience and the fact of working within a small team gave me a...0
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0Best Boutique and Middle Market IB and M&A Firms for an Entry level Analyst to Apply toHello I was just looking for some advice on the best boutique and middle market <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> firms for an entry level analyst to apply to. I am going to be...0
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0Climbing the ladder to trading desksI work at one of the largest asset managers in the states in the Philadelphia area. Right now I just took a job in brokerage to get my foot in the door as they have a very large corporate culture. Do any active traders have any advice about positioning yourself as a new hire to get in the...0
0Turkey???Curious to see everyone's thoughts on what's going on in Turkey. Implied volatility of lira very close to 2008 peak. Was ~5.92 this morning, lira currently 6.49 after topping 6.83. 10y yield jumped over 100 <abbr title="basis point">bps</abbr> and is down...0
0Newbury Partners?Does anyone know anything about Newbury Partners? I've searched on so many sites and forums and can't seem to find much about them outside of the fact that they just raised their fourth fund and that many of their associates have stayed within the firm. Any information would be...0
0How to prepare for online Case Study Test?Hi, I work in CF and I am applying for a Business Operations role at a well established startup. Now, I have not worked in Consulting before, but I do understand how case study interviews work. But here's the twist - this place is asking me to do a two hour online case study test and...0