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+91Investment 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...137
+45To summers hitting the desks Monday v2Any new tips that could helpful is greatly appreciated. Some input on what to expect from your experience...50
+44What Made You Ding a Summer Intern? Title says it all. I know that the intern making accumulated simple mistakes or if the intern just isn't a cultural fit they won't end up with a return offer. Do you guys have any stories of single actions/events where an intern was instantly 'dinged'... like something...34
+31Got into a target because of you guys! 2.6 GPA in high school!*I'm sure so many of you are tired of seeing my name around here - but god damn this community is truly amazing.* 1. I graduated from a shitty high-school (Ranked 2/10 on Zillow). 2. I had a 2.6 GPA 3. I smoked weed (perfectly fine, but is just not for me) and was distracted,...31
+26What's the smartest thing a recent graduate can do with the money they earn from their first job/bonus? Just curious what the brilliant minds of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> have to say about this. Obviously it's a good idea to pay down debt and not spend your money on a sports car, but also given the current interest rate environment - maybe it makes sense...62
+25Career Ladder: Equity Research vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part 3)Hey everyone...sorry to take so long for part 3 of equity research vs. investment banking. For those who missed the first two parts, see the links below: [Work/Life Balance: Equity Research Vs. Investment Banking - (A Definitive Guide, Part...27
+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...29
+20Where are the Diced Bankers?Hey guys, so I’m a non target who recently got an offer at a (Blair,Lokey,Jefferies) for 2019. I wrestled in high school and have always loved lifting and staying in shape. I’m a little worried about what my banking schedule is gonna be like next year and where I’ll be able to fit lifting...71
+15JUMP InvestorsWhat is JUMP Investors? I looked at their website and it said JUMP is an early and growth stage <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> firm. They have apparently invested in Google, Akamai, Didi, and Lyft which is super impressive but I don't know how good they...2
+15Overused Words in BankingAs the name suggests, I want to know what words you guys hate/hear the most. This can be anything from small catchphrases to pretentious words that add no meaning. The word I hate the most is robust. SO many firms use it when talking about recent deals.52
+15Investment Banking TodayWould you still pursue <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> with a 4-5M net worth? Is that considered average today? What about IM possibly? Or is <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> a dying industry slowly, and one should use <abbr...89
+14Should I live in San Francisco or Santa Monica/West LA?Hi all, I got a promotion at my management consulting gig, for which they want me to move to one of our California offices. I can choose between San Francisco and Santa Monica. | I'm currently living in the D.C. suburbs in Northern Virginia. I like being around people who are smart,...66
+13Who is buying this stuff? Brokers and PE analyst/associatesBrokers are doing their job well. In an environment where deals fall through off rising rates, which I assume means they were too sensitive to debt anyway, properties are trading at cap rates where even with aggressive leverage, they will likely deliver sub 15% IRRs, and sub 8% coc returns after...38
+13Fired but pretending to be employed - Background checkGuys, I started working at an <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> boutique 4 months ago and just got fired a couple of weeks ago in the middle of my probation period. They told me “yeah we are looking for people who are likely to stay here 20 years,...33
+12Millennial Side Hustle So some of the zips that work on my team continue to toss this buzz word around as if Peter Drucker coined it himself in his most recent <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr> Case Study. What is the deal with this 'gig economy' I keep hearing...53
+12The PC diversity non-sense is getting out of handHi Ladies and Gentlemen... I just have to get this off my chest. This post is addressed to MDs/Senior EDs if there are any. Others can contribute obviously. What the hell is going on seriously with this inclusiveness/diversity bullshit/ PC non-sense ? I am properly tired and disgusted by all...13
+12Interview nervesHi guys, recently had an interview which I absolutely bombed because my nerves got the best of me. just curious to know what is the best way to go about in handling pre-interview nerves?23
+11decline Hines Acquisitions role for MM IBI have an internship offer for Hines within their acquisitions team in a European country. How are the exit opps and pay? I read that pay is less than <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, but they place into <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr>...41
+10AMA: Non Targ -> BB Coverage Group -> Incoming MM PEHey y'all, i haven't been nearly as active on this website in the past few years, but this place was instrumental in my development as a prospective student, intern and also as a relatively avid reader during my time in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>,...38
+10Why are you buying?For anyone either working at a RE company (REPE, Family office, <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr>, small shop) or even buying for yourself, what specific factors convince your investment committee to buy properties in today's environment? How...27
+10Do interns have protected saturdays or sundays?Do interns have to go to the office all days of the week? Or do they get one "official" day off like Saturday or Sunday? Any input is appreciated. Thank you.34
+10The logic behind going into a Corp Dev/Strat for work-life balance?I gotta lay a question on you guys cause I've been thinking about this for a while. So most people who go into <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and...23
+9Home Office Set-up? As an incoming <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> associate, wondering what home office set-up those in the industry use (e.g. monitors, keyboard, laptop, etc.). Any guidance and insight would be much appreciated. Thank you!36
+9Please comment on my Investment World mapThis is a map I drew for someone ‘ birthday. Could you please take a look and comment? Did I miss something? Thanks and happy investing! I put it as my image since I couldn’t upload picture directly.7
+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...50
+9Books that Changed Your Perspective on LifeHi all, I just wanted to start a thread for great books that people recommend reading in their free time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Although finance book recommendations are great, I really want to start reading books that will change my perspective on the world. Cheers! 33
+9Leaving Shoes at WorkQuestion: How many of you leave a pair of shoes at work? Reference, I have a 45 commute to work via public transportation with some decent outdoor walking involved. At the point I've invested in several pairs of Allen Edmonds but continuously run through pairs (quicker than most I'd...25
+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 create an Oasis Job Profile and they will be allowed to submit their application. <P> <div class="text-center"> <a class="btn btn-success btn-lg text-center"...1
+7Have banks ever canceled full time offers due to economy turning bad?Has anyone ever experienced firms cancelling full time offers due to the economy turning bad before full time start dates?34
+7How is RBC viewed on the street? Seeking for objective views.Hey guys, I've been reading threads on the forum about <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr>. But still confused about how the bank is viewed, trying to get some objective views on the bank (prestige, ex, pay, etc.) and its future outlook. Thx!31
+7Who has a tattoo?I'm so sure that some of you have hidden tattoos. Last thread I see on this is 6 years old. What do you have, where, what's your occupation?21
+7Jeans in Office?So I have an internship starting in the next few weeks at a F500 company and their dress code allows for jeans. Does anyone have recommendations on some outfits for this kind of dress code? I was prepared for more of a business casual and while being overdressed isn't the WORST thing, I...22
+7Software Engineering seems like the best job one could haveSo I've come to a realization about something and let me know what you think. As an example, I'll compare working a top firm in Tech, <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, Consulting, Law, and Audit. So if someone gets employed at a place like Google,...23
+7Got Corp Dev Offer - Compensation? Got an offer as a senior associate (I think it's the same as a senior manager?) in corporate development. All-in it looks like it would range from $200-$275k (salary is $165k). Is this where the market is for a senior associate / senior manager in corporate development? Anyone in...21
+7Corporate Finance/Strategy jobs with great repuations?<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Are there any firms that have particularly stellar reputations for their corporate finance or strategy divisions? I know of Disney, but not sure of any others. Any that have great placements for Bschool, or are just known...20
+6What do you do when you make a bad investment in your HF job? Currently at a micro cap L/S equity fund, and one of my investments blew up, as in the investment thesis didn't play out since an unforeseen event happened. So I lost my fund money. Literally just hid under my desk all day while my PM was busy with other stuff. Literally worst feeling...14
+6TRICKY Enterprise Value Technical QuestionA company finds a briefcase with $100,000 in cash, and it now belongs to them. What happens to the company's enterprise value, and why? Please explain why the company's enterprise value does or does not increase. I appreciate any help!27
+6How hard is it to get into corporate banking?I am in high school right now and it is unlikely that I will be able to go to a top target school, possibly UT or UVA. With this schools in mind I don't think I have very good chances of becoming an investment banker without network a ton, a skill that I'm not too confident in. I was...28
+6Realistic dream car Wondering what yalls realistic dream car is and what do you drive now? Plan on driving in the future? I'm currently driving a '13 scion FR-S. Nothing special, but has pretty good gas mileage and is fun enough to drive until I can level up. Realistic dream car and what I plan on...47
+5Small Shop DevelopersTo those of you that work in a small-med size development firm... Are there such things as interns? How did you land your role? How do salaries differ from the large developers and national corporations?14
+5Just Watched Survivors Guide to PrisonWoke up at 2AM and couldn't fall back asleep so I watched this. I've avoided prison shows like the plague for the last 5 years, but was compelled to check this out for some reason. Don't know what to make of it or what my take-aways are but wanted to write through it. The...1
+5William Blair Summer 2019 RecruitingSo William Blair's <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019 application was due June 1. I have heard some people have already received interviews. Is this only target/diversity students? Or are all interviews going on at this time? Also post if you have...21
+5No Luck in Securing a Summer Analyst Position (Female)I'm currently a rising senior at a non-target college in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I have a 3.93 GPA, Boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> experience from last summer, Active in clubs- the president of the trading club...47
+5Banks sponsoring visas (undergrad)Which banks are still sponsoring H1B visas? I haven't seen an updated post about this wrt 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting so would appreciate any insight. 12
+5When Should I Start Cold Emailing/Networking In General?I'm an incoming senior graduating with a degree in Computer Information Systems. I have no relevant RE internships, will graduate with only a non relevant internship that is mostly marketing and web design. I just recently enrolled in the BIWS RE/<abbr title="real estate investment...13
+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
+5Companies that pay for Grad schoolHi All, I am curious if it is common for any of the investment banks to pay for Grad school? I would like to get my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> but I obviously would rather a company help me with it than take on all those school...6
+4Signing bonus, relocation fees (London)Hi, I'll start to work as a 1st year Analyst in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and wanted to have a better view of signing bonus and relocation fees in London. From what I know, standards seem to be: - signing bonus: 6-7k pounds - and some banks pay...12
+4Do you need a sales license to work at a brokerage? What (if any) are the pros of getting one if not?If I wanted an analyst position at firms like CBRE/JLL etc., are there any pros to obtaining a license even though the job postings say it's not necessary? Just curious cause some also say "preferred". Curious to hear yalls experience with this. 20
+4Small sophomore internships are still goldI wanted to start a thread for people who were in a similar situation as myself. I come from a non-target and secured a <abbr title="back office">BO</abbr> position at a relatively small regional bank after my sophomore year. After reading plenty of posts on <abbr...3
+4Mega Fund Associate - AMA Asia Pacific EditionThis website gave me a lot of true (and not so true) information into the industry, but more importantly, the amount of comments from people who have no idea what they are talking about made me laugh a lot. So in this context I thought I would give back to the community that provided me with...12
+4Imperial MSc Finance and Accounting vs. ESCP MiM vs. IE MIFHi all, I currently hold offers from the ESCP MiM (two years), Imperial MSc Finance and Accounting (one year) and the Master in Finance at IE (one year). After some research on all three, I am still hesitant as to which to choose. My goal is to end up on a leveraged finance desk in...10
+4Met one of the biggest figures in PE at a small personal event, how should I follow up?I was attending a small personal event and ended up meeting one of the biggest names in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, think Kravis/Schwarzman/Black tier for one of the top funds. I didn't want to come across as some schmoozing opportunist so I avoided trying...7
+4The verdict is in<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>Huge day for the economy: Our money's on the Fed to raise interest rates for the second time this year. This comes on the heels of inflation data showing that consumer prices rose 2.8% on an annual basis—the fastest pace since 2012....1
+4WSO Internships & Employment OpportunitiesJoin the Wall Street Oasis Team! <h4>Open opportunities for students: </h4> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/new-wso-blogging-internship">Blogging Internship</a></li> </ul> <h4>Open opportunities for...11
+4Naftali GroupAnybody in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> have any thoughts/opinions about this firm? Seems like they were very active for the peak of the condo boom but have slowed down significantly.8
+4AMA - Big 4 Audit to Boutique IBHey everyone - been scavenging this forum for a long time over the past 6 months, and I want to answer any questions potential B4 auditors or other career switchers might have. Words can’t describe how glad I am to be out of audit. Background of me is that I graduated from a non-target,...4
+4How to buy a house? Hi there, I am doing research on real estate available source for buying a house. How many real estate company outside there? If I got a real estate license, which real estate company I should work with?23
+4Looking for seed money but no idea on the how/what/whoHey all, Before diving into this I think it makes sense to at least give some context and background on me personally just so we're all on the same page. The general gist of what I am curious about from anyone with experience is the goal of getting seeded to start a small fund. The goal...38
+42019 Investment Banking Full Time Recruiting - Do I Have a Chance?I'm a non-traditional student, attending a non-target school, with a GPA of 3.49. I participated in some <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> interviews this past season with JPMorgan, CITI, <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill...18
+4Analyst Test and SensitivityHello, Building out a model for a value add fund. First step is a single asset and then building out a fund of similar assets. Not too bad so far since they give you a waterfall sheet. Anyways, looking for advice on building a sensitivity analysis. The owner said no macros, looking for...13
+4What would you do? (not ibanking)Just curious, I'm not really sure what the right location for this would be, so I figured OT is the way to go. The reason I'm posting this on a forum full of ibankers is because you guys are probably the most qualified to answer this, and won't give me room temperature IQ answers...22
+3Target MSF/MMS to IB?Thanks for the advice so far <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> I've just been accepted into an <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr>/MMS program at a target school (Both Undergrad and <abbr title="Masters in Business...6
+3Pre-MBA: Engineering vs. Finance... Does it matter?First time poster here - Have read some good stuff on this forum, so figured I might be able to get some help on my particular scenario (and for anyone else in the same position). I'm yet another engineering guy pretty set on moving over to the finance side of my industry (energy), so any...9
+3Can someone explain annual amortization of a term loan?I'm practicing LBOs for an upcoming interview and notice cell H20. I know how to use it in the calculation but don't know what it means and have trouble understanding from the relevant wikipedia article. Can anyone explain?...6
+3underage/fake ID chargeSo I am a college student and I was recently charged with "possession of false identification" and "minor in possession of alcohol" and my trial is coming up. unfortunately, it happened in a state where they are very strict with these charges, so I doubt I can get them...7
+3Car companies hate him: you won't BELIEVE who's going bankrupt Tesla just [laid off 9% of its workforce(https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/12/17454004/elon-musk-tesla-layoffs-restructuring). Is this the beginning of the end? Has our lord and savior Elon Musk FAILED? Is Tesla finally going BANKRUPT? 8
+3What did you ask people you cold called/cold emailed while building your network?I cold emailed an executive VP from a CBRE/JLL/HFF/CW type firm. He told me I can call him tomorrow morning. I'm a student and graduate a year from now from a non-target and with a non-finance (computer information systems) degree, what should I ask him? What did yall ask people you...6
+3GPA Change by August (Summer Classes)First of all let me start by saying thank you to everyone in this forum, I have been lurking for a while and appreciate all the information I been able to get from everyone in the forums. Im posting asking for advice on a current situation with my gpa and how it will affect my resume. I...7
+3Why do you think public equity is more interesting than private equity?Hi Guys, I would like to pick your brain on this one Why do you think public equity is more interesting than private equity? Thank you !10
+3Simpson Thacher Leads KKR In $9.9B Envision Healthcare BuyKKR is chasing Envision Healthcare. I am just wondering how effective are some of these buyouts for KKR. What was the IRR on Nabisco? How good was the Heinz deal Link below; https://www.law360.com/mergersacquisitions/articles/1052246 “After conducting a robust review of the business...8
+3London Credit Cards - AdviceAfternoon monkeys, Incoming first year Analyst in London + long time lurker, first time poster. Currently looking for a credit card and would appreciate everybody's two cents on the matter to avoid future regrets. Provided the incoming slavery, I dont believe reward scheme-based cards...7
+3Who will win the FIFA 2018?Who will won FIFA 2018? * Germany * Brazil * Portugal * France * Uruguay * Argentina * England * Spain * Mexico * Belgium * Colombia * Croatia * Sweden * Egypt * Poland * Australia * Senegal * Iran * Japan * South Korea * Saudi...12
+3Biglaw PE to Bschool to PE28 year old current second year associate at a vault 5 biglaw firm where 100% of my work is <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> for marquee name <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> sponsors. 3.7 UGPA in finance from mediocre state...8
+3Canada: Master in Finance to break into investment banking (Pre-experience)Hi everyone! I am from Morocco and I want to break into investment banking in Canada. I will graduate from a buz school next year (GPA 3.8+, one year exchange in UT & uc3m) and I want to pursue a Master in Finance program in Canada to help me land a job in <abbr title="investment...10
+3How many internships are too many?Hi All! I'm a rising junior and have currently held 4 internships (2 were concurrent). Their length ranged from 10 weeks (a semester) to 18 months. I'm very interested in finance (PE/IB). My two most recent internships have built towards this path. My question is this--how many...7
+3Goodwill QuestionGoodwill Formula: Company purchase price - fair market value (shares outstanding * current stock price) or Company purchase price - book value of equity? - What's the formula difference between book and market val?6
+3Bespoke Suits and Shirts in Bangkok or HanoiI'll be traveling in Asia next month before starting work full-time in August and am looking to buy some high quality, well-made clothing for my wardrobe. While I intend to buy most of my shirts and a suits at home (in the US), I also want to explore buying some cheap custom options while...8
+3Sustainable Investing -- The Real Deal or Bullshit?Friends, As an investor, I'm always looking for an edge. Do I have industry specific knowledge that provides unique insights? Do I have a longer-term investing horizon that can allow me to hang on while others jump and off looking to ride short term volatility? I'm reading and...12
+3Series 7 STC Final Exam Q&A Scores Vs. Exam ResultsJune, 2018 Hi everyone, I joined this site to make this post, as this is what I was looking for and would have liked to see before the Series 7 exam. Hopefully it helps someone who is getting ready to take the exam. I used STC study materials to study, and did so for a little less...16
+3Sophomore Summer Internship (F500 vs Boutique)I'm currently a rising sophomore at an Ivy, and I'm working as an FP&A (Corp Fin) intern at a F500 company for my Freshman summer internship. I've started looking into plans for my sophomore summer internship. I am virtually guaranteed a return offer for a sophomore 2019...8
+3What companies are still giving sponsorships for international students?Yesterday I checked my school's website for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruiting. It seems that OW is not giving out sponsorships anymore...can anyone confirm that? McK and Bain are still giving. Thanks. 15
+3Dealing with Envy & Anxiety?**Background:** I recently graduated with a master's degree in Neuroscience, and have only just realised that I hate academia. I am now considering doing some finance exams over the next year while I work a random job. I am also working on a side business (that's the real...6
+3Best MS school for Financial Engineering or related area in EuropeCan anyone provide me with the rank for MS in Financial Engg or related area? KU LEUVEN UNIVERSITY OF AMESTARDAM WU VIENNA VRIJ UNIVERSITY University of OSLO KTH Germany EISTI France ETH ZURICH TUM MUNICH23
+3Harvard's racism against Asian-American applicantsThe empirical data supporting the view that colleges hold Asian-American applicants to higher standards has always been compelling. However, a major problem was that we were unable to look at internal data and reports from the schools themselves. But a federal judge in Boston ordered Harvard to...8
+3Did Deutsche Bank's Junk Bond Firesale Just End The Party?Again, previous content didn't really generate much traction so maybe I am posting this in the wrong forum or I am completely wrong. I just think it would be really interesting to hear PE professionals take on the state of the leveraged lending market (recently heard that a big name private...9
+3Is Audit the worst??Not sure if this is the right place to post but I'm looking for some advice on a potential Audit internship. I started college intending to work for the UN or something but I recently changed my mind and am interested in a financial career- I don't know much yet but I think I'm...16
+3Cash on cash in portfolio with staggered exitsHi all, Just a quick question.... I am currently working on a portfolio which is forecasting a healthy CoC throughout the hold but in the final stages of the hold period the CoC takes a hammering because we are selling assets at different points. So I was just wondering when...10
+3Current sponsorship situation by HF/AM after an MBAHi, I'm an analyst in an <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> in an emerging market and I'm considering to apply for an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. The plan is to try and get an <abbr title="hedge...8
+2Full-time Interview at Evercore - Any advice?Hi folks, I have heard that <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> interviews tend to be far more technical than <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> interviews. If you have interviewed...5
+2GRE Study Recipe Taking GRE, programs I like require it in many cases. It just makes sense for me. What is the recipe? Before dropping a bunch of cash on kaplan and other test prep materials/programs I am looking to hear what you have to say about the best possible recipe for getting a respectable score....5
+2Joining Noble Group as a commodities trainee I have never posted anything on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> yet, but I have read and applied a lot of the good advice here and would like to ask the forum on their thoughts about the current decision I need to make. I am a Master's student in a...1
+2Cass Msc Investment Management London and Lancaster Msc FinanceReceived offers from both-Msc Investment Management from Cass (Msc Finance was my first choice) and Msc Finance from Lancaster -awaiting response from Warwick, Cranfield, Edinburgh (for Msc Finance ) and from <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr> (MFA) 2...3
+2Greenhill TimelineAnyone know the timeline for Greenhill's <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> office for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2019?? Curious if they are done with their process.6
+26/11/18 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! <strong><u>Upcoming Meet Ups, Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds:</u></strong> <a href=“https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-hedge-fund-case-nintendo-9pm-est-61118">Webinar: Hedge Fund Case: Nintendo -- 9pm EST,...1
+2Applying for FT in Other Banks During SAWould there be any negative impact on return offer prospects assuming I don’t personally get caught doing it? Is it a bad idea in general?7
+2Capital structure brainteasersDear all, I have a few cap structure brainteasers I wanted to consult you on. Is my reasoning sensible? Also, could you please share any other similar brainteasers. Thank you. *Number 1* You have a company with a Market Cap of 100 and Net Income of 10. • First question – what is...5
+2How do Secondary Funds Add Value?What do the investment professionals at secondary funds do after they've purchased a portfolio of private equity interests? Are they passive? Do they do what primary funds do and get involved in recruiting managers, advising on strategy and financing, sourcing acquisitions, etc? Does it...1
+2Re-take SAT in college?Should I retake the SAT to improve my scores (college sophomore)? I know some banks require it and so do the <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> consulting firms. I know I can get a high score if I put in a few hours a day or should I focus on practicing for...13
+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
+2Rothschild Recruiting DeadlineDoes anyone have insight on Rothschild's recruiting deadline for non target schools? Have they already completed all of their spots or are they still in the selection process for target schools. Any information will be helpful.7
+2Where VS What VS How well you study. What matters more?In another thread a user stated that, for a job, he would rather take someone with no internships who studied Politics at Harvard than someone with internships who studied Business or Finance at XY university. Really? Is the (banking and finance) world really like that? The WHERE matters more...6
+2The Institutionalization of CREI have a very broad question (and hopefully conversation starter): how has the institutionalization of real estate changed the industry, for better or for worse? If anybody can direct to me reading material on the subject, whether it be about how the industry operated prior to the <abbr...3
+2Question re: Transitioning from IB to Corp DevHope that everyone is well. I was looking to move to corporate development after spending a few years here in banking. I have a few interviews upcoming and just wanted to get a sense of a few things from folks who had been through the process -- 1) Was the format of the interview similar to...4
+2Applying to a New Job Before Even Starting My First?I recently graduated from a top target and will be beginning my career in Tier 2 consulting (OW/S&/LEK) this July. I am interested in lateraling to private equity when I get the chance and seeing that I am not at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or <abbr...1
+2Is it common for consultants to give up an MBA sponsorship?Hey guys, Would appreciate your wisdom on this, esp. from former <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> students. Have you met sponsored <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> students (esp. from MBB) who...4
+2What banks hire graduating seniors? Didn't land an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position so I got lucky enough to get into asset management, but I'm still interested in banking for full time. I've been working on...3
+22019 Summer Analyst - Morgan Stanley HirevueDid anyone get the 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> MS HireVues yet? I just got it today. Could someone explain the process further, and give me some tips? (I am a rising sophomore so this is my first interview) Also, was getting the HireVue a selective...15
+2Ares Management - Real Estate EquitySaw a job posting for an analyst on their Ares Real Estate Equity Team. Anyone have any info on the team, culture, or what types of people they are targeting? The job posting makes it seem like they want someone with a lot of asset level experience (Argus experience, market underwriting,...6
+2When to ApplyHey Everyone, So I understand that we're to apply for investment banks ASAP, most of them have started already recruiting for Summer 2019. But what about all the other firms out there? For <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, trading firms, consulting, and quant...1
+2mrsdowjones internet trollDoes anyone follow mrsdowjones on instagram? She tried to give me financial advice and was annoyed I didn’t take it... https://www.linkedin.com/in/haley-sacks-59b64831 As you can see she hasn’t worked a day in finance ****<img...2
+2Barclays SA 2019?Has anyone gotten any offer? Interviews? Is this bank still relevant in the US? Are they big on diversity hires?6
+2Leadership Development & Rotational Program listhttps://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/resources/leadership-development-rotational-programs Just thought I would post this link seeing as I spent a decent amount of time trying to find something like it. Hope it makes someone's life easier.1
+2Recommendations for Advanced Excel for FinanceI am a relatively competent coder soon to be working at an agri-focused <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm. Already have TTS, but what are some good books teaching more complex financial modelling tools in Excel such as Monte Carlo, Black Scholes,...6
+2Guess the Company (confidential job posting)Came across this today, wanted to see if anyone had any educated guesses as to who the firm might be, based on the description: We are a well-capitalized and highly-respected private investment firm with an extensive track record of direct investing in multifamily and mixed-use real estate. ...4
+2Goldman Sachs Early Action and Regular DecisionHello! Was wondering if it is possible to apply regular decision to <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, if I already applied EA and havn't heard back. Thanks!5
+2Concept Question: Return on X CapitalHello all, just have a question as I'm currently preparing for full-time <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>. I get that ratios like <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/<abbr title="earnings before interest tax...1
+2B School ProbationWhat happens if you fail a final exam at school? I go to Booth and I pretty much just bombed a final.3
+2Credit / Bond Tranches Questions1. Do both Term Loan A and Term Loan B have 1st and 2nd lien, etc. within them? i.e. (TL-A 1st lien, TL-A 2nd lien, TL-B 1st lien, TL-B 2nd lien, etc.)? 2. Does a revolver have tranches within it? 3. Can a revolver (syndicated to banks) ever be issued along with TL-B (syndicated to...0
+2WSO Mobile Offers: Text "WSO" to 38470 and get...18
+2Eastern Consolidated closing shop What went wrong at Eastern for them to completely close their doors? Anyone with information on the firm that can explain the situation? They did 600m last year in investment sales which seems sustainable. Sad to hear. UPDATE:...8
+2When is the right time to start my own firm?I've just finished university and I'll be starting off at a well regarded boutique next month. I also had an offer to start at a Big 4 CF (discussed in previous threads) but ultimately have decided to go with the boutique, as I will be given lots more deal exposure and...3
+2Healthcare & Easier Offices for MBB?Are there any less competitive offices for <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> that are easier to get in? Which <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> offices (particularly Bain) focus on doing helathcare consulting? thank you all8
+2Low GPA, lots of experience, wtf do I do?I've spent a lot of time scanning through this site and others trying to find insight on breaking into the industry with my background. Finally decided to post something myself to get some more catered advice. Here's the sitch: -Started neuroscience at a non-target but top 50 (US)...2
+2Freaking out about upcoming MM Associate Interview. Seriously need advice####**TLDR**: I have an upcoming Associate level interview with a well known <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firm that I desperately want to go well but dont know how to prepare. ###**Background:** I graduated in 2014 from a non-target, low GPA, no excuses just...3
+2Need Help In Balancing My Balance SheetI've been building a simple projection as a practice, but right now I'm stuck with this unbalanced balance sheet projection. My L&E ended up slightly larger than my asset. I think I'm losing sight of the forest for the trees here. Any help is greatly...7
+2JP Morgan Public Finance Superday 06/22Has anybody been invited to this or know what to expect from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan's Public Finance interviews? 5
+2How should I follow up with this connectionn? So my dad has a client that is a senior VP at CBRE. He told my dad he was willing to talk to me as my dad mentioned I'm interested in <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr>. I waited awhile to contact him as at the time I wasn't as interested/invested in...8
+2CBRE Financial Analyst - Debt & Structured Finance, Multi-FamilyAnyone hear willing to share insight on CBRE's Debt & Structured Finance, Multi-Family team as a financial analyst? I think it deals mainly with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Would this position allow me to move into lending or underwriting at a bank? I have been appraising for nearly...4
+2FT recruiting advice...Anyone know of any firms that rely more heavily on <abbr title="full time">ft</abbr> recruiting than just internships? I know that Stephens relies more so on it but I was wondering if there were any more banks that are similar. Any advice or suggests help.2
+2Lateral from Top MM - too much to put GMAT score on resume?I start in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a top <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> in one month. I just received an email from a recruiter at an <abbr...3
+2Deferred Tax Liability QuestionSo I think that I have a pretty solid understanding of deferred tax liabilities so far... From what I understand, any writeup of PPE/Intangible assets will cause the pretax net income to be lower and thus cause a lower book tax than what the company actually has to pay in cash taxes (for a stock...4
+2Possible to land RE Investment Analyst role with Big4 and Accounting background? Or MBA needed?Is it possible to land RE Investment Analyst role with Big4 and Accounting background? Or <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> needed?6
+2Residential RE Investment QuestionAny thoughts on how to structure an example residential real estate opportunity below: Person A wants to buy a primary residence but does not have the capital for a down payment. As such, Person A has asked Person B to provide the capital for the down payment. However, Person A would be...1
+2Career Advice: The Top 8 Best Travel JobsIf you want a stable job with predictable income, you would go for the first kind. Here at career advice, we shall look for some options from both categories in a list for travelling job: 1. Flight Attendant: In this role you might able to travel various destinations, depending on the...11
+2Cash Equities Trading at Morgan StanleyHello I will soon start as Cash Equities trader Analyst at Morgan Stanley. In your view, what is the best book/material to prepare? My past experiences were all related to credit/rates so equities is all new for me. Thanks!8
+2New Case Webinars in WSO Hedge Fund Prep PackOver the last 12 months, we have made a big effort to improve our hedge fund interview prep package by bringing to you relevant webinars with interview advice and actual investment pitch walk-throughs...I think for those of you that don't watch the webinars, it would be helpful to give you...1
+2EB Summer Analyst ExperienceHi, I will be at an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> next summer (think EVR/Moelis/Lazard/PWP) and wanted to see what the lifestyle is like for summer analysts. I've heard some crazy stories but would like to hear from someone who has gone through the process...1
+2Allen & Company changing??Is Allen & Company as bad as it used to be? Around 2 years around there was a thread giving insight into the firm and talking about how it is really secretive (e.g. not having a website/no publicity). Is that still the case today? Now they have a website...1
+2Excel Knowledge for Asset Management Anyone know about the amount of excel knowledge needed to perform well in an asset management role. Also what are the important functions that I will use and/or specific excel courses that could be helpful? Thanks. 2
+2Excel lifestyleDoes anyone else feel like they live in excel? Like all day everyday it seems like it never stops. 8
+2What to do as a rising senior at a non-target with no IB experienceI have 3.9 GPA from a non-target (large state school) and plan to graduate in December (1 semester ahead of typical schedule). I interned at a F500 as a junior and worked at a bank for 2 years prior to that. My first choice would be working in <abbr title="investment...7
+1What are common entry-level jobs and compensation in Asset Management?Hi, I'm currently finishing an accounting and finance bachelor's degree at a top 20 business school and will be pursuing an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> degree right out of undergrad. While pursuing my <abbr title="Masters in...1
+1Valuing company using multipleshi, some analyst at a hedge fund told me that they don't use <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> and only value companies using multiples. my question is how do you project the multiples for the next 3-5 years and how do you get upside/downside% and target...3
+1PWM BB SA--> IB BB FT possible? Hi guys i just accepted an offer as a <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> summer analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. Although I am currently very interested in the...1
+1BO intern working 12/13 hour days.. Need adviceI intern for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and my hours are usually 6:30am-7pm. Every other intern in my division is doing a 9-5, but my boss wants me to be first in and last out. My team is made up almost entirely of consultants from outside companies. If I...2
+12019 SA Recruiting- How should I end an informational interview?Hi everyone, I've been a long-time lurker on this site but I need some advice. I go to a very strong semi-target with a 3.6 and a relevant internship. I've been networking as usual and have some contacts at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and <abbr...5
+1I Made a Finance/Consulting Parody Clothing Brand!Hey everyone! (I'm not sure if this kind of content is allowed, so please let me know if it isn't) A lot of my friends are in finance/consulting at my college (Wharton) and I figured a fun way to learn more about clothing startups and marketing is to make a parody...1
+1Job PostingsHave had a few people from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> PM me and talked to them on the phone and they all seemed more competent than the general population I tend to hire from. Would love to see a job posting sub forum type thing posted here as I think it...1
+1Sales and Trading 2019 internship recruiting for PhD candidatesHi all, I just finished my first year of my <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> phd and am starting to think about different internships to pursue for next summer. In my lab (Computer vision), students typically stay and do research for the summer, and are then free to...2
+1Technical Questions for Sophomore InternshipsHi, I am a rising sophomore who plans on applying for many of the diversity internships. Since most freshman haven't had many finance classes under their belt, how technical will superdays be?1
+1Best path to keep PE and MBB options openI’m currently an undergrad student majoring in finance and economics at a non-target school looking to get into either <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> or management consulting. I’m still young and can easily change my major or career path and am wondering if...4
+1when should I start applying for internships for next summer?im a rising sophomore at a non target and I heard that recruiting for sophomore internships for next summer start earlier each year, I was wondering if anyone here could tell me what the deadline is for applying for a internship after sophomore year?4
+1Unusual Situation - How should I think about business school?I'm a current Investment Banking Analyst at MS / <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> with an offer for a well-known <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop that has a track record of placing associates in GSB / <abbr title="Harvard...1
+1Do you hang with the team after work?Currently a sophomore in college interning at a smaller firm. The youngest guys at the firm besides me are ~10 years older than me. It's a pretty chill environment, but I was wondering if it's normal to be spending time with the team after work (I'm not really looking to stay on,...5
+12.3 GPA, 3.2 Finance GPAHello guys. So I go to a non-target but top 30 school. I screwed up and skipped half my classes, always thaught gpa was irrelevent until this year when I started applying to jobs. I have a 2.3 GPA total, I just graduated. I'm an economics major and my major GPA isn't really much...1
+1No Leadership Experience?I'm a rising junior at a non-target and I'm trying to obtain a summer internship with a Big 4 accounting firm. Just curious - what leadership positions at school do you guys have (or did you have, if you graduated) , and if you're a hiring manager, how important do you place...1
+1AT&Ts Purchase of Time Warner is Legal. Thoughts?Today a federal judge ruled that AT&T can proceed with its planned acquisition of Time Warner. This win in one of the biggest antitrust cases in recent decades is big for AT&T. It is possible that this acquisition will trigger more media mergers. Other companies like Comcast, who is...1
+1Are the Conditions at Foxconn Worse than Other FactoriesThis [recently published article](http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/10/news/amazon-china-workers/index.html?section=money_topstories) about Foxconn alleges [quote] "Amazon's profits have come at the expense of workers who labor in appalling working conditions and have no choice but to...3
+1Moelis the new Goldman?It seems that Moelis & Co. is what Goldman Sachs used to be in its hay day: small, tight knit group focused on <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, hardest working bank in terms of hours, strategic focus on building its brand and developing a strong...2
+1Thoughts on BB&T Capital MarketsCurrently a 2nd year student in Virginia and stumbled across BB&T. It seems like they do a solid number of deals, does anybody have insight on them? Thanks1
+1Msc offers: help me deciding - Cass vs UCLWell, Finally I got the offer I needed, but I'm struggling to decide which one to choose: - CASS MSc Energy, Trade and Finance Pros: great and flexible program with a lot of electives, massive placement in O&G, really finance focused Cons: Really high tuition fees (25k) -...2
+1The Truth About TradeI'm going to start this discussion with a simple request: Please focus on the topic at hand. The world seems to have turned into a giant group of prairie dogs with no collective attention span, so I humbly request that instead of derailing the conversation with whataboutisms, that we...1
+1Graduate CertificateHi Guys, I was wondering. Would a graduate certificate in corporate finance(4 courses) from Harvard Extension School or similar be helpful in offseeting a very low non-finance gpa from a non target, given a great GPA in that? And what prospects would that offer in terms of <abbr...1
+12019 Recruiting Timeline- Which banks are done recruiting?Does anyone know which banks are done recruiting already? To my knowledge, many banks have filled about 50%-75% of their classes, but some banks like <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan are apparently done. Just want some insight so I know which banks to continue...2
+1Thoughts on Allianz Global Investors' Graduate ProgramThe last time the asset management graduate program at Allianz Global Investors has been mentioned was several years ago so I'm asking again about thoughts on the quality of the program, the reputation, and potential exit opportunities of the program. Is it a good company to start the asset...0
+1How early should I apply for ED of CBS?All, As far as I know, CBS ED round has a rolling basis system. Does anyone know by when an applicant should apply to fully take an advantage of a rolling basis system? Given ED round's actual deadline in early October, are you guys thinking applying by Aug. is enough? Thx.3
+1M&A Internship questionsHi everyone I'm a half French and half American student at Paris School of Business. I'm going into my 4th year in "international finance". I'm very interested in going into <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I do have some...1
+1Networking with someone at BB that works in a different sector than your career goal?I have a networking video call with a VP that works at <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan, while Im stoked to even get a response Im not sure if he will get the right impression or would be insulted as my career goal is more in high finance/banking instead of tech...1
+1What is the best way to transition from metals and mining to investment banking?Just to give some background information about myself, I currently work at an international resource advisory firm. There my role is to provide technical due diligence for mine acquisitions. I'm interested in entering <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> because...1
+1Musk does it againElon Musk back at it telling the media to get bullish on Tesla, so of course they all predict the short burn he has been calling for is coming true like sheep. Sure enough, he pumps up the price even more, buying $25mm to get it going. It is amazing to me that the past few weeks we have seen...0
+1FCF consensus on BloombergBloomi keeps getting worse over the years... How do you guys derive consensus UFCF / EFCF? Cannot be bothered to go into analyst models and do it manually. <abbr title="free cash flow">FCF</abbr> consensus on <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> seems...1
+1PJT Boston OfficeHey guys, I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the PJT Boston office. I know they're focused primarily on tech. Does anyone know anything about the quality of the team there/the level of respect for the PJT Boston office in the tech <abbr title="mergers and...2
+1HeadsetsWhat headsets do you guys use? I'm usually on the phone 4 - 6+ hours a day and kind of want something to replace my aging Plantronics headset. It's super lightweight and has ridiculous range, which I love, but audio quality isn't amazing.1
+1SA looking to network with other groupsHello all, I am currently working as a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in corporate finance. I am trying to work my way into a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr...1
+1ReonomyJust saw that this co. raised $30mm in <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> funding. Hadn't heard of them before, but a little bit of research makes it sound/look like it's basically CoStar? Has anybody used it? What are your thoughts on relative merit vs. CoStar?1
+1Slow Burn - Hide the Cheese - Brokerage Job Currently in the finals for a paid entry level brokerage/business development position with a (CBRE/Colliers/Eastdill) in a major market. They met me -> they liked me -> I expressed an *interest* in brokerage -> they dinged me and set me up with a business development/associate position...1
+1Olin vs MendozaFirst time poster here. I was accepted to both Mendoza and Olin (w/equal scholarship) for my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. Post-MBA I will be looking to transition to consulting from my current background of specialized audit for a Big 4 firm....1
+1Lincoln International SponsorDoes Lincoln International sponsor H1-B or TN visa for analysts and SAs? - 5
+1Off-cycle internship advice for SA 2020I am a transfer and rising junior and plan on delaying graduation by a year so I can apply for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> 2020 recruiting. I've had an accounting internship last summer and decided to independently study <abbr...2
+1Who has a better shot at getting into Harvard/Stanford/Wharton: person A (3.2 GPA/780 GMAT) or person B (3.9 GPA/700 GMAT)?Let's say that you have two candidates with nearly identical backgrounds/profiles except for two things, UG GPA and GMAT score. Who has a better shot at getting into a top 3 B school - a 3.2/780 or a 3.9/700?2
+1Billions: Season Finale ThoughtsI understand being upset Taylor set up their own shop... but contemplating killing them for it... seems a bit much. Thoughts? Also, the thought that a Russian billionaire like Grigor Andolov would bother to learn the proper pronouns to address Taylor seems like a stretch. 2
+1VC IR offer - Is it compelling or not?Hi everyone. I wanted to get some candid advice from all of you about a job I'm thinking about taking. It is a <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> investors relations associate role at 2-year-old $400M <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> ...1
+1From Coding to Client RelationshipsFive years out of College I've been focusing on developing a technical skillset - learned multiple coding languages, modeled cash flows, built back end fixed income databases, created black box fixed income pricing models and undertook numerous other quantitative intensive projects all...1
+1In search of an Technical ChartEvery guide that I look at has examples of accounting questions- which is amazing and very helpful. However, I am looking for something beyond that. I am looking for a chart or a graph that you could construct any accounting problem from. I saw the chart linked in a thread once, but I...1
+1Goldman Sachs Sophomore IB InternshipGoldman Sachs has a summer analyst internship that they say is usually taken on by students after their second year of study. There is also no diversity requirement. The application for 2019 opens July 1, and I was wondering if anyone had any idea as to how competitive this position is? I...4
+1IntelliBoost IQ @>>http://supplement4fitness.com/intelliboost-iq/You may see that as you age, you tend to confront trouble in focusing on main jobs and also do not have the inspiration to center and feel like your vitality is going down. You may understand that you appear to overlook things all the more regularly now. This is precisely when the Intelliboost...1
+1Private Banking in BostonHi all, I am currently entering my junior year at a non-target school (albeit with a good reputation in the Boston area for accounting/finance). I will be doing a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="private wealth...1
+1leotony glassesChoose Rimless Glasses, Pet Your Eyes Friends often ask me that why I am a loyal follower of rimless glasses. Yes, I’ve been wearing frame-less glasses for many years. Rimless glasses account for about 15% of eyeglasses frames sold in the USA every year. Nowadays, rimless frames are...1
+1Pension Fund Jobs Post-MBA?Does anyone have any information about pension fund jobs as a post-MBA career option? Such as how prevalent they are, how difficult to get, and do you need certain pre-MBA experience?1
+1NetEase: Deep Value Buying Opportunity?NetEase(NTES) is a Chinese Internet technology company focus on online games, advertising, E-mail Services, and e-commerce. Key Company Facts: * Vertical expansion in e-commerce since 2014 with a unique value proposition (focus on building a high-quality foreign goods platform) *...1
+1PWC Corporate Finance internship VS. Masters in Finance Hey all, Currently got 2 offers on the table which I am pretty excited about, but having lots of difficulty on what to choose. I can either intern at PwC's Corporate Finance department in M&A's or choose a cheap Masters in Finance. The Masters in Finance is at a Dutch...3
+1When is it too late to reach out to interviewers?I have accepted an <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offer from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> and am due to start in a few weeks time. I'm wanting to...3
+1Bed Sheets: Best type.Hey -- So I recently balled out and got some fancy sheets from Frette because everyone talks about how amazing they are. Let me tell you, they're not that soft and comfy... more like the paper on the table at the doctor's office. What are some suggestions for awesome sheets?5
+1Economics Major at Cal Berkeley - What classes should I take for IB or PE jobs?Hi, I am an Econ major at UC Berkeley. What classes are recommended to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> jobs? Thanks2
+1International Student in a Canadian University Applying to US Summer PositionsHey Guys, I am an international student in a Canadian university. Is it possible for me to apply to Summer Analyst positions in the US? Would this be an issue or put me in a disadvantageous positions against students with Canadian Citizenship? Please let me know, Thanks 1
+1MBA Associate - International students Hi all, I got admitted to an <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> business school and want to do banking in the States after my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. I am an international student from Asia and...2
+1Background/medical record check- Do BB banks look at medical records?So I have been extended an internship offer for next summer with a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> bank and had a question about whether they would look at medical records as part of their pre-employment/background checks. So here's the situation, back a few...2
+1Phone Interview Markets (JP) I have a phone interview for markets at <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan tomorrow. Has anyone here done one of these before? If yes is the interview more technical or behavioral? Also is this just a phone check before superday invites are sent out? 1
+1Broski Inquiring about Diversity Whats up fellow brochachos - I'm a white AF looking male with a white AF last name (in Canada). However, my mom's Hispanic - should I put minority in my applications or will recruiters be like, wtf he's clearly white? Don't want to hurt my chances unnecessarily ya know? (post...4
+1Are we not double counting the sale or inventories here?Hi all...when inventories decrease from one year to the next we recognize this in the Cash Flow statement by increasing cash. However, my question here is that aren't we double counting this since this sale was already included in the Revenues/Sales portion of the income...2
+1Investment Idea: Shorting DINIhop recently became Ihob because they're unbelievably dumb. I say short the parent company DIN because Ihop is going down the drain!1
+1Securities LendingAnybody have an info on securities lending compensation? Is it comparable to other sales and trading desks since they recruit out of those summer programs?1
+1Gyms in NYCHey guys, I just started working in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, and am looking for a gym. I'm living in New Jersey (I know, I know), but wanna find a gym in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> that I can ideally: swim, box, and...3
+1Risk Analytics at Oil MajorHello. I am new here and am looking for some advice from people in the commodity trading industry. I just landed an off cycle internship in Risk Analytics for a oil major. The job description says that I will be assessing the overall hedging strategy and commercial margin along with...3
+1Insurance companies with Real Estate Arms? Allianz and Metlife?I need some advice. I received an offer from a small re <abbr title="private equity">pe</abbr> shop but I'm also in the first round interviews with Allianz and Metlife for their real estate debt divisions. Has anyone heard about Allianz or Metlife or knows what the...3
+1Discontinued education on resumeHi all, I am currently working on making my resume as good as possible for upcoming investment banking internship applications. I am a student at one of the top business schools in my country but did one year of engineering studies before starting my business studies. Since I didn't...1
+1Ladies---what shoes would you recommend for a new 1st year analyst to get?Any help would be appreciated, I will be the only girl in the office and wondering what to do shoe wise. 2
+1Just landed a Levfin /Sponsor Finance role, do I continue with CFA?Hey guys - so I just landed an analyst role in <abbr title="leveraged finance">levfin</abbr> / sponsor finance at a lower <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>. I took <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> level 1...1
+1College listI am a high schooler wondering if this is a balanced college list where most schools (other than safeties) will set me on a good path for getting a job in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Reaches: UPenn Notre Dame NYU Match: Villanova Boston...2
+1JPM 2019 SA Risk Management HireVue QuestionsAre the <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan risk management HireVue questions for 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position the same as the <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>...2
+1Investment Banking Career CoachingAll, Please take a look into a service a group of <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> / elite boutique investment bankers (and former bankers) have started to help candidates prepare for the recruiting process. We can help with anything from a well-thought out...1
+1Debt structure help - Life co, CMBS, bank, etc - pros & consDue to the current macro market with 10 year treasury on the upswing, I am curious to better understand the pros and cons of various debt structures from Life co, CMBS, Fannie, bank or other 3rd party lenders. Would like to understand IO, debt cost (floating or fixed), LTV, tenor, covenants,...2
+1Automating ValuationsHi all...please assist, I am looking to automate my company valuation process. Is there a way to build or buy software such that I can just upload a target's financials and get projections and a valuation. This will really help me spend more time in the analysis of the company and not...3
+1Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking - Off-cycle InternshipHi all, I have recently been invited to the first stage Hirevue Interview with <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> MB in London, for an off-cycle internship. I was wondering whether any of you can shed some light on the exact types of questions that would be asked...1
+1Global River Associates - scam or new firmA firm recently came on my radar claiming to have $600m in aum and is pursuing a variety of equity and other trading strategies. The earliest info I can find is that the website was created in November of 2017. No other identifying information on linkedin, website, anything. Im quite...1
+1July 4th - days off?Since July 4th falls on Wednesday, do you guys think the office will be slower on Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday? I understand a lot of banks will have employees work through July 4th, but I just want to know if we were to get days off, when do you think it would be?2
+1How much do you need to know Portuguese for a VC job in Sao Paolo?I applied to an edtech <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> dream job in Sao Paolo. I don't speak Portuguese, however. I'm wondering if this is something like Singapore where you only really need to speak English, or something like Shanghai where if you...3
+1Looking for a Female Roommate in SF Area!Looking to share a 2BD/2BR in a safe neighborhood with doorman. I have a few buildings in mind and the rent would be in the range of $2,500 / person. I'm going to look for units with washer/dryers, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. I work at a <abbr title="venture...1
+1DB SA Return Offer RatesAnyone have any idea how the situation <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> is going through is going to affect the return offer rate of <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> classes? S+T? IB? etc. 0
+1Decreasing Retained earnings - HELPI have a company that has retained earnings for 2016 as 526013 (2017RE) and the net income for 2017 is 25134 (2017NI), the dividend paid for 2017 is -41200 (2017DIV) . Given that the dividend paid is more than net income, is the company paying dividends from retained earnings using 2017RE =...3
+11st Year Private Equity Associate Compensation UpdateSaw that the most recent compensation updates for private equity positions are from 2016 and since then, many investment banks have raised 1st year associates salary base to 125 so just wanted to get an update. Obviously this number would vary between lower <abbr title="middle...1
+1XOM Staffing Up Trade DeskLooking to get some of the opinions of the other physical trade guys in the forum, but anyone feel free to chime in. Given the moves XOM has made, what are your opinions on having another monster trading shop coming into the market? I agree with the sentiment that they arent going to start...3
+1Sophomore Investment Banking InternshipI was wondering if anyone has any ideas on sophomore internships that place you well for a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> job for junior summer. I know of all the diversity programs at BB's and...2
+1HEC Paris Summer School Mergers and Acquisitions.Hi guys, recent grad here. I recently got into <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> summer school in HEC Paris. I was wondering if any of you have gone through the program and wanted to hear reviews and how selective is this program. There are just a few...1
+1Semiconductor Industry - Am I screwed?delete delte delete delete delete delete delete delete delete delete delete deletedelete1
+1Advice for Canadian student at non-target (UBC/Sauder) with an average gpa (sub 3.5). Any advice would be appreciated!!I have no industry connections, mediocre grades due to transferring programs to commerce pretty late, and I have no relevant internship experience or EC's. Im finding its hard to even get involved on campus since clubs ask for your grades and previous experience which I don't stand out...3
+1Bank jobs are at stake as automation grips the sector (infographic)After the manufacturing sector, automation is set to eat into jobs in the banking sector as well. Citigroup is reportedly planning to axe as many as 10,000 jobs from its investment banking segment in the next five years by automating areas that require little human...1
+1Houlihan Lokey CF Exit OpsI know people have discussed this before, but many of the posts are outdated. Can someone provide more insight about <abbr title="Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin">HL</abbr> CF's pay for first year analysts and <abbr title="private...2
+1Sophomore S&T InterviewI am a rising sophomore at a target and have a super day at a bulge firm for a <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> analyst position next summer. I have not really had experience beyond general interest (keeping up with the markets). Everything I am reading says...2
+1GPA Screening AdviceHey guys I'm coming from a non-target with a 3.6 vs 3.78(major GPA). Is it better to leave the major GPA on there and also use it for the online screening questions. It doesn't seem like a huge difference but from what I've heard, non-targets generally have a higher cut-off like...2
+1EBB Still Open for 2019 SA?delete dete dasdasdsadsad e easdasdasdasdas d sd sddadsdsad d s dsa d asddsdsdsdsdsadsd asds sadsadasd asdasdasdsa ds a sd asdsadsdasdasdadasdasdsadasdasdasd4
+1Please destroy my cover letter Back story: year out of undergrad, trying to land any finance role at this point. Thanks! "My name is and I am currently employed by Company as an Operations Specialist. I was recently introduced to your firm via [Source] and was intrigued with what I learned of [Company specific info]....1
+1Business School and GMAT ForumHi all, I am Adem from Istanbul. I currently hold offers from the MSc Finance from CASS, University College London(UCL) and at IE. After some research on all three, I am still hesitant as to which to choose. My goal is to end up on an <abbr title="investment...1
+1Charting Large Data Sets in ExcelBoss at my summer job wants a set of data on a group of 15 <abbr title="comparable analysis">comps</abbr> put into charts that are aesthetic/presentable. I'm starting to think that it's just not possible. The issue is that the data is quarterly since 2000,...1
+1Mock Interview Practice PartnersAnyone on this forum want to set up mock interviews over the phone / Skype? Aiming to get as much practice as possible. PM me if interested! This would be in preparation for 2019 summer analyst interviews.1
+12018 JPM Early Advantage Program for MBAsHas anyone heard back from this? Today is supposed to be the day they reach out to people but I still have yet to hear back. Any insights would help!5
+1GAAP vs Non GAAPHi, does anyone have a good article/reading material on how to evaluate GAAP vs non GAAP earnings numbers please? Thanks! 1
+1Is a Serie 7 necessary for IB Analyst position?Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Readers, I'm curious to know if a Series 7 is a must for 1-2 year Entry Level position Client Service Associate to switch to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> role. I know most...4
+1JP Morgan 2018 Asset Management SuperdayWhat questions should I expect from a <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan Asset Management Superday? What type of technical questions do they ask?1
+1Should you pay more than Assets less Liabilities for a company?When deciding if an investment/acquisition makes sense you check the <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr>, MoM etc If you are finally comfortable with this should you go ahead with the acquisition if your price is more than A - L? I see when buying Berkshire,...4
+1Highest Paying REPE Firms for JuniorsAnyone know what the highest paying REPE firms are for an associate or VP/principal type position? I understand that there's a lot of vol in comp when it comes to real estate, since firms don't move in general lockstep like law/banking. Obviously the higher comp will come from the...2
+12019 IB Full Time w/o 2018 InternshipI am a rising senior at a top tier University. I did not recruit <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> this past fall hence I did not get a summer internship this year. This summer I am working at a smaller <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...2
+1Transfer to Georgetown? (Undergrad)I'm currently an undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis studying engineering. I've successfully recruited for banking and am now thinking about the next step (PE, <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>, <abbr title="hedge...1
+1Msc accounting and finance London school of economicsMy chances of getting an admission in Msc accounting and finance at London school of economics with 3.9 Gpa in bsc accounting and finance from london school of economics Teacher’s assistant of intro to economics 710 Gmat score 2
+1Is my consulting lifestyle easier, similar, or harder than banking?I work in a private equity due diligence group and I am wondering if I'm underpaid. I want to end up in the private direct investments space anyway so I am wondering if I should just take an L for my first year and switch to banking. My roommate works in <abbr title="debt capital...2
+1Part time dining jobs - should it be declared in a full time background check position ?Just worked in a part time job when I was a grad student, Should this be declared in the background check application? It has nothing to do with the recent job but if declared, it could be verified. declare or no? 1
+1Syndicate Calendar Accounts.please message me to discuss. I have an active calendar and could help a couple more accounts that want to participate.1
+1Citi to cut up to 20K "IB" Jobs in next 5 yearshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-citigroup-layoffs/citigroups-investment-banking-unit-to-cut-jobs-in-next-five-years-ft-idUSKBN1J72IX Luckily for us finance bros, the job cut focus is actually in Tech & Ops. "Forese said the positions, which make up almost two-fifths of...1
+1Man group InvestmentsDid anyone heard about Man Investment group? Any thoughts about it? tier? Thank you in advance GoldenF1
+1How Does it Feel to Know that You are Dumber than the Financiers who Came Before YouNew [research published this week](https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-06-14/study-people-are-getting-dumber) examining the IQ scores of men born between 1962 and 1991 has found that scores increased between 62 and 75, but have been dropping steadily since. How does it...4
+1How to pay for private messaging on WSO?Due to recent changes to the site, you have to pay to send more than 2 private messages per day. Can someone please direct me to the page where I can pay?1
+1Limited number of promotion positions?Hi everyone Have a read a lot around the promotion path in consulting, but one thing I have struggled to ascertain is whether there are limited promotion slots at each round and they go to the top x people, or whether there are no limits and it's purely down to the number of deserving...1
+1ECM internship at BB - did I screw up?[deleted] [deleted] [deleted] [deleted] [deleted] [deleted] [deleted] [deleted] [deleted] [deleted] 1
+1Million Dollar Listing New York?I have been watching the show for a while now, anyone else watch the season premier? Any thoughts/opinions?3
+1IB Online applications mistakeI applied recently to a few positions, but messed up and put a lower GPA than I had. I withdrew my applications and now I can no longer re apply on my account. Should i make a new account and reapply or would this be a bad move?4
+1Giving Notice Hi, I am planning on giving notice on Monday. I have been at this firm for less than two months but need to leave because it is an absolute nightmare. Is it better to give notice in the beginning of the day or at the end of the day? Is the standard policy for giving notice two weeks? Any way...1
+1Freshman at target (but not in business school), how do I make it in IB?I am an incoming freshman at a target. However, I am not in the business school but have already made plans to attempt to do an internal transfer. I have a goal, as cliche as it might sound, to land a job at <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> upon graduation. What...1
+1Is Group or Bank More Important for Exit Opps?How does Capital Markets/<abbr title="financial institutions group">FIG</abbr> at upper <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> compare to <abbr title="mergers and...1
+1Does "at a valuation of X" in articles etc. mean pre- or post-money valuation?Short question as the title says: If you read about <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> investments in articles or other sources and it says "VC X invested 10 million in Company Y at a valuation of 100 million", does that mean a pre- or post money...3
+1How to internally transfer without risking FT offerCurrently a summer intern at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> doing Corporate banking, but would like to switch to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at that <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> for full-time. How...13
+1How many offices/positions can you apply to for internship in each bank?Hey monkeys, Just wondering if there is a comprehensive list for how many offices/positions you could apply to for each bank for 2019 SA? According to my knowledge: 3 for <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> (office and position), 3 for <abbr title="JP...3
+1Goldman Sachs ECMWhat exit opps could I have coming from the <abbr title="equity capital markets">ECM</abbr> team at GS? I have another offer from another <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in their coverage group but I really liked the people in <abbr...1
+1Bankers Predicting World Cup Finalists... Using Economics?Analysts at banks from all over the world have been using [economic theory (portfolio theory, efficient markets, etc.) to predict who will win the 2018 Fifa World Cup](https://www.ft.com/content/9ce1425c-6caf-11e8-852d-d8b934ff5ffa): [quote] A multinational team of analysts at Nomura, the...1
+1General Interview QuestionsI always have trouble with this question, so hopefully people could help me out with this. - why investment banking over private equity? Or, what's your plan for the next 5 years? Are you looking to go into Private equity or hedge fund? - what do you always say that catch the...1
+1Small to Mid Size Firms in NYCI am a rising senior from a non target school, I have a GPA of 3.9 with a double major in finance and economics. I have internship experience at a hedge fund in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> with a good rep, along with internship experience at two smaller firms...1
+1Where to find a well connected headhunter?I'd really like to exit public accounting and break into finance with a great organization. How can I find a knowledgeable well connected headhunter? I'm an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> and <abbr title="Certified Public...1
+1Generalist Private Equity Associate Programs Of the <abbr title="megafunds">MFs</abbr>, upper <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>, and more well known <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> funds which associate programs are generalist and which funds hire associates for...1
+1How do we interpret IRR calculated using perpetuity growth rate versus Exit multipleSee below: One of the methods used when valuing a company is the <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> using perpetuity growth. This method determines a terminal value based on a perpetuity growth assumption in order to determine the price we should pay to buy a...7
+1JumpStart Ugrad Careers Diversity ForumI was one of 50 students out of over a 1000 students selected to participate at JumpStart Ugrad Careers Diversity Forum in Philadelphia, PA. A lot of big named companies are going to this. I was wondering if there was anyone else attending this. Also, if anyone has else has previously attended...1
+1What should i do? Very preoccupied european URM with a NEED to land a IB jobFirst of all, i'm going to describe my background (sorry if this is repetitive but I really didn't found a single post alike as my situation). So, i'm an upcoming freshman econ undergrad in a worldwide top ranked 50 university from Europe with a strongly rigorous academic...1
+1Fed Raised Rate by 0.25%The Federal Reserve just raised the interest rate target by 0.25% to 1.75% - 2%. They are looking to increase it 3 - 4 more time this year and seeing it between the range of 1.9 – 2.6. What is the impact of interest rate going up? Leave a comment to help yourself prepare for your next...1
+1Capital Markets Financial Analyst TestHi All, I was in the Wealth Management industry for 2 years, had my series 7 & 66 and realized it wasn't for me. I moved into Commercial Real Estate, hoping to break into capital markets, but with no luck and found a spot as a consultant at a major <abbr title="commercial...1
+1Getting into SA 2019 late; what do I need to know and doI've pretty recently decided upon pursuing a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> role for summer 2019. I'm going to be a junior come fall and want to know, on a basic level, what I need to know and do right now. I've done some technical readings,...2
+1Choice between Corp Dev & Corp Strat pre-MBA?Hey everyone, I'm at a crossroads career-wise and need some advice. I am finishing up an <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development Program">FLDP</abbr> at an F100 financial services firm. I am getting close to a choice between a corporate development and a...1
+1What should I rising Sophomore be doing right now?So I'm a rising sophomore at a target school. What should I be doing right now if I want to land a top job in financial services (IB or HF). Should I be applying to the summer analysts programs for next year or are those for rising juniors only? If not, where should I be applying for next...2
+1Accepted into target MSF/MMS, should I go?I've recently been accepted into an <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> / MMS at a target school (both undergrad and grad programs are targets). I was a liberal arts major so it's been hard trying to get finance-related roles. I'm currently a...1
+1Equity Research analyst pay formula I heard that many equity funds compensate analysts with a formula to gauge their contribution to fund performance. My questions: 1. How is the formula structured? By attribution or something else? Any numerical examples? 2. Does the size of the sector you cover matter? Say you cover a...1
+1How should I follow up with this connection? So my dad has a client that is a senior VP at CBRE. He told my dad he was willing to talk to me as my dad mentioned I'm interested in <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr>. I waited awhile to contact him as at the time I wasn't as interested/invested in...1
+1Interested in Infrastructure/Project FinanceHi All, I graduated in accounting/finance a while back. I have about 4 years of work experience in areas of audit/risk management. Afterwards, I went to graduate school and got my Master in Public Policy from a prestigious university. I am interested in infrastructure/project finance,...4
+1How to find an IB internship with 2.3 GPA after 1st year of college? Is there a way if I'm from a target school? Or should I just forget about internship and focusing on raising my gpa until end of 2nd or 3rd year?1
+1Alternative career path: Math PhD?Hi folks, I am a sophomore at UNC majoring in math. I worked as an intern at the Investment Banking division at Industrial Bank Co.(China). During this internship, I found that I really hate office work. I enjoy intellectual freedom and wouldn't want to do boring and basic works. Moreover,...1
+1Hedge Fund Interview - Technical QuestionsWhat are common technical questions for hedge fund interviews? I have one coming up and don't really know what to expect.1
+1International Msc in Management at Nova SBE or a Msc in Management (English) at Bocconi??I need some advice about which msc is better to pursue an international career and have the opportunity to work in such countries as UK, France, Belgium etc. I have been accepted to the MSc in Management at Bocconi and I know about the good reputation of the University, but I don't really...2
+1Cambridge Masters Student, No Internships in IB/Finance/S&T, 1 Year Unrelated Working ExperienceHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, new member here and been lurking for the past few weeks. I am an international student (non-EU, non-American, from SE. Asia) who graduated from a semi-target university in London, UK one year ago with 1st Class Honours, and...1
+1Major in English or Foreign LanguageHi guys. I am currently a rising sophomore at a semi-target school looking to go into high finance. My major is Economics with a math concentration (so I'll be taking classes such as multivariable calc, real analysis, etc.) but I would also like to double major in something else. I am...1
+1Waiting Until 3rd year to recruitI will soon be a full time analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (JPM, Citi, GS) that offers a third year internal transfer program that allows me to pick my city and group during a third year, if I were to choose to stay. Would it be possible to recruit out of...1
+1Houlihan Lokey CF Super DayAnyone have any experience at the Super day for corporate finance? Relating to technical questions and the written test (if there is one).1
+1World Cup 2018Who is going to win the World Cup in 2018? Will Messi get his world cup championship or will Ronaldo?1
+1GET GMAT/PTE AUSTRALIA - IELTS/TOEFL WITHOUT EXAMS IN USA/UK (ieltscert237 at yahoo dot com)Order IELTS, TOELF, PTE, GMAT, GRE, NEBOSH, FLE (watsapp: +16468770890) Ready to live, work or study abroad? Book your IELTS test Now with IDP IELTS (Skype: ielts cert). Hi Friends, We can help you obtain high scores in IELTS/TOELF, FLE, ETS, GMAT, GRE, ESOL, TOEIC, CELTA/DELTA,...1
+1Internships that consulting firms like Hey guys, I'm an incoming junior at a semi target (Big 10 School with nationally ranked economics, business, engineering, etc...). I'm studying economics, having transferred out of engineering after freshman year. I still plan on taking 3 more astrophysics/physics courses for the...1
+1Choosing between brokerage role and developer role I am currently facing a decision to choose between a job with a commercial broker and a job with a developer. Just looking to get some opinions...thank you! I’m a young professional targeting jobs in a tertiary market primarily for quality of life and personal preference. I have about a...2
+1frameChoose Rimless Glasses, Pet Your Eyes Friends often ask me that why I am a loyal follower of rimless glasses. Yes, I’ve been wearing frame-less glasses for many years. Rimless glasses account for about 15% of eyeglasses frames sold in the USA every year. Nowadays, rimless frames are...2
+1Mesirow Financial IBD - insights?Hey monkeys Does anyone have any insight into Mesirow’s investment banking division? Hours, pay, dealflow? It says they have closed 11 sell sides 2018 YTD. I’m just curious what the deal sizes range / <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and...1
+1Internship During an MBAI am planning on joining the military after undergrad. I have a finance internship right now, and I want to come back into the field after my service ends, whenever that may be. It's probably too soon to be looking that far ahead but I am just looking for a little advice concerning the...1
+1Maximizing Post-MBA Salary Assuming we're looking at a 15 year time horizon post-MBA for someone who didn't do finance pre-MBA, what are some career pathways post-MBA that would maximizing the NPV in the 15 year time horizon? Does doing <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> post-MBA...4
+1Commercial Office Loan Vs. Multifamily LoanHi Guys- I was just wondering when looking at how commercial office loans and multifamily loans are structured what are the key differences? I have only worked in the multifamily industry and am just curious if there are different structures and metrics that are considered for the different...2
+1Links to power point templatesDoes anyone know where I can find links to download free but nice power-point templates to build my slides? Please help a nigger out1
+1Manufacturer Of Rainwears In KeralaAs you know Kerala is famous for monsoon rain .if any person looking for the [manufacturer of rainwear in Kerala](http://aristocrat-rainwear.co.in "manufacturer of rainwear in Kerala") for business to business then call on 033 460 10402 for trade inquiry.1
+1Equity Research Case Study Interview 2 hours - GCC regionI am invited to a final interview for an analyst role in a large <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> firm in UAE and there will be a 2-h equity research case study. I am just wondering what I should expect for the case study. I think 3-statement + <abbr...2
+1How does your experience in your school’s student managed fund help in job hunting?Most b-schools have student managed funds. Were/are you involved? Does that help you land an internship, an interview, or a job offer? Could you please include some information about your fund, such as: 1. Equity/ fixed income, with/out derivatives 2. AUM 3. Performance relative to...4
+1Getting startedhey guys, I am currently finishing high school and I have started reading quite a few books on investing and economics in general. I have been reading these books with no clear order on the topics. I would like to know what resources would you suggest that teach the basics of the market and...1
+1Real Estate License historical exams Hi guys, no cheating! but Is there any information about how to collect all the historical real estate license exam? I am preparing for the real estate license exam. It would be great if I could find all the resources on historical exam, so that I could practice it. 1
+1When do Bulge Bracket and Elite Boutique bonuses get paid out now?As we all know, the boutiques and bulge brackets are going through a massive period of adaptation in order to recruit and retain talent. As such, they've been experimenting with shortening analyst stints and changing when bonuses are paid out. A friend of mine recently started a new fund...2
+1Capitalising vs expensing (beginner question)Hi, I wonder how these scenarios will show in the statements. Assumptions: €100 machine purchase, Depreciation of 10 years (straight line), no salvage value, corporate tax rate of 20%. Machine purchased in the beginning of the year and no dividends are paid out to equity...2
+1Houlihan Lokey M&A Exit Ops and CompensationI know people have discussed this before, but many of the posts are outdated. Can someone provide more insight about <abbr title="Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin">HL</abbr> CF's pay for first year analysts and <abbr title="private...1
+1Too late to use my MBA?I received an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> from USC in 2012. However, for the past 10 years I've been working in public accounting, tax specifically and I'm just not able to get up enthusiasm for the job anymore. Is it even...4
+1Need advice with transition from Wholesale credit into Investment BankingI'm a wholesale credit <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (JPM/BOAML/Citi) and I want to get some advice on transitioning into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>...4
+1EXCEL advanced course - Wall Street PrepHi all, I am looking to improve my excel skills over the next few weeks and was wondering if someone is in the possession of an excel course of either: - Breaking into Wall Street (BIWS) - Training the street - Wall Street Prep I am the owner of the Wall Street Prep videos pack (FS...1
+1Benefits of a CFA? Debating taking the examsIn my first year out of school and currently working as a research analyst. looking to as i gain more experience, work as an analyst in a hedge/mutual fund. Debating going after the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> and was wondering if anyone had any...1
+1How to choose sunglasses for my long face?How to choose sunglasses for my long face?My face is like Vol. Benedict Cumberbatch. Any advice for me?1
+1Choose Rimless Glasses, Pet Your EyesChoose Rimless Glasses, Pet Your Eyes Friends often ask me that why I am a loyal follower of rimless glasses. Yes, I’ve been wearing frame-less glasses for many years. Rimless glasses account for about 15% of eyeglasses frames sold in the USA every year. Nowadays, rimless frames are...1
+1Moving To Buyside Trader Role After Hedge Fund Trader Support Role ?Have an offer to work as an operations analyst at a hedge fund administration firm. "The position will expose the Junior Operations Analyst to all financial markets and products traded globally, including highly complex derivative instruments." During the interview the directors...5
+1What is AM compensation like?Can anyone give a rough estimate as to how <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> comp looks when at the start and mid-way through your career if working at a top mutual fund (Fidelity, Wellington, PIMCO) or a top BB? Is it plausible to break half a million in your...6
+1Meeting with Valuation Managing DirectorI am meeting with the MD for a top brokerage firm in their Valuation/Appraisal department for my final interview. Most of my time has been spent in more the finance and trading side of the industry however I would like to be making a career change to Real Estate and I believe valuations would be...1
+1Mortgage Lender to Investment BankAll, I just finished my sophomore year at the University of Florida (majoring in finance) and am currently working an internship at a mid-sized mortgage lender. So far, it's a lot of fixed income trading via GNMA/FNMA type bonds and incorporating hedging strategies while selling off the...1
+1JPM Market Risk SA 2019 Has anyone completed this program, and can provide details of what it entails? Along with interview quest?1
+1How to become the best analyst in my IBD departmentI have a "simple" question - how do I become the absolute best analyst at my bank, or at least my department? What I do so far: - I keep a list of to me previously unknown things and words (process and finance related as well as English vocab, being a non-native English...1
+1Already too late?Clearly late to the game... At a non-target school, rising junior, but have some alumni in investment banking. Are all 2019 summer analyst positions already gone? If so any chance to pursue investment banking anymore?5
+1Compilation of 2018-2019 MBA Deadlines and Essay Question AnalysesThe 2018-2019 MBA application season is well under way. Most schools have released this year’s deadlines and many have released or confirmed the application essays. Here is a round up from Personal MBA Coach along with our tips for tackling the released essay questions. HBS, Yale SOM, LBS,...1
+1MBA SDA BocconiDear all, I am considering the option to apply to the SDA Bocconi's <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> for the September '19 intake. What I want to understand is what are the chances to get an intenship and then a full time role in...1
+1Typical path to becoming a quant?Hey guys, there isn't a lot of talk about this subject compared to other careers but can someone explain to me how people become quants at a bank or HF? Is the general path: <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> or Math undergrad from good school -> Work...2
+1Lazard SA 2019- ChicagoAs the title suggests, I have a few questions about Lazard <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> in Chicago. I got a email confirming that I have a phone screen for summer 2019. I am assuming this will a mix of behavioral and technical. Has anyone...1
+1Weird Situation: Pre-med to Quant SwitchI'm currently a rising senior at a non-target(semi-target?) school. All my life I've been working towards the promised land of medical school, but about a month ago, I had the sudden revelation that maybe I'm not really into this anymore. After finding out about quant finance and...1
+1How to improve my resume for internshipHi, everybody my university career center gets many companies to come out to the job fair. One of the most well-known and the busiest line on the job fair is Bloomberg. Even by student who have no interest in finance, business, or the economy. I applied to Bloomberg thinking it was my best...1
+1Financial Services Research team at Oliver WymanHi everyone, Got to discuss an offer from OW in their financial services research team as a junior analyst. I would like to know what they really do? How much is the package (salary,bonus) What are the exit ops? Is there any way to break into consulting after a year or two? Planning to go to...1
+1Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan RE IBD Modeling test (London)First time poster here. Hi guys, does anyone know what the Real Estate <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> modeling tests are like at these 2 shops? I was from a REPE background (albeit outside of the UK) so while I am used to the normal development and...2
+1Job offer with criminal background Hi all, I am new to this forum but have been an avid reader for a while now. To make this short winded, I had an underage DUI and a (dismissed) pot charge about 4 years ago. This past memorial day weekend, I was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. My court date is a little over two months...1
+1Starting in Venture Capital. Where/Why/IfHi, Everyone. First of all, I’m just discovering this community and I wish I had known about it earlier. Thank you guys for contributing here to reveal the real world to students. For a quick profile overview, I’m a rising senior in college interning at a VC Fund in Columbus, I spent the...1
+1LSM program at upennHi, I'm a 17 year old from Colombia wanting to apply to the LSM program at upenn. Thing is, we don't have many research centers or opportunities here and I feel like LSM requires that you have done amazing research to get in. I have the chance of going abroad for research over the...1
+1Which One Of These Jobs Leads To The Most Wealth ?Operations analyst in a fund admin firm working with traders and portfolio managers to value portfolios and products. Fund accountant **at a hedge fund** where I will be working side by side with traders calculating NAV as my main role. Account executive selling global payments products to...4
+1Job offer did not disclose criminal backgroundHi all, I am new to this forum but have been an avid reader for a while now. To make this short winded, I had an underage DUI and a (dismissed) pot charge about 4 years ago. This past memorial day weekend, I was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. My court date is a little over two months...1
+1Help with watch purchase Can anyone help me out with a watch recomendation? I have a leather band Citizen ecodrive as well as a cheap sieko that ive had since sophomore year. I just started as an analyst and want to invest in a nicer metal band watch to wear at work. Would like to spend around 1k. Any recomended brands...4
+1Petsky Prunier... any updates?Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has updates on Petsky Prunier. Haven't heard that much about them recently and thought I would ask. Any advice is appreciated.1
+1Development Professionals - Any Market/Level....Anybody who has touched development, would like to get your thoughts on the following: What are some of the most important pieces of information you would like to have if you were considering a development in a given area? I would like to think the general state of the market in that given...4
+1PWM vs Financial Advisor vs Corporate Finance Advisor vs Investment Management vs Asset Management vs Investment AdvisorHey so can someone clear up these terms for me because I hear them used a lot but not really sure what all of them mean. 1- What's the difference between a <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> working at Goldman Sachs <abbr title="private...1
+1Modeling SPV where partner invests profit expected instead of capitalHi, so I'm modeling a SPV. The major partner will provide most of the capital to execute some renewable energy projects. The lesser partner is the implementer and the one bringing the projects into the SPV. Say one of the project will cost $200k. The lesser partner's profit from...1
+1Sage shares skyrocket after FDA allows expediting development of depression drugShares of Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) rose nearly 6% before the bell today after the FDA allowed it to accelerate the development of the company’s experimental depression drug SAGE -217 that is intended to treat two types of...1
+12019 SA Sophomore Recruiting Just wondering what the current status of applications are and what banks have this program? Some have said they have applications open yet when I checked it's not there. I think only MS is open right now. Insights Please. 2
+1Chicago Banking - Long TermPost-MBA <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Associate in Chicago a bad idea? Graduating from T10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program. While the exits are “handicapped” to the <abbr title="middle...3
+1Highschool/college friendships after graduation.I know there has been posts similar to this before but I wanted to see if there was anyone else out there with new experiences or stories to share. How has the relationships you had with friends in high school and college lasted over your career? I would really be interested to hear from those...4
+1If AT&T gets to take over Time Warner, we can expect a landslideToday is the ruling for the AT&T - Time Warner merger. If this gets approved, we can expect a lot of changes in the media and telecom industry. More mergers, stock price trends, even net neutrality. A lot to watch out for. 1
+1Credit trading to BDC - Leveraged Lending I’ve tried to do some searching around but haven’t really seen anything of the sort. I was curious to hear from any professionals on here about the possibility of being able to make a switch from credit trading at a Bulge Bracket to a BDC or Leveraged Lender in the middle market space such...1
+1GPA and cover letterhi guys so I have a really low gpa(<2.5), I don't list it on my resume but most applications ask for it in a mandatory field. What do you guys think of listing the cutoff gpa(3.5) in the field and then explaining that it's a lie in the cover letter. What are the odds of HR...3
+1How to take FCF yield and dividend yield into consideration when building a simple model for IRR?Hi guys, I have a quick question please... I'm building a very simple model to show projected <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr> in different scenarios for a retail stock. My assumptions are - revenue growth, margin expansion. I have base, bear, bull...1
+1Early Career Next Steps Inquiry, FLDP and beyondHi all, I work in corporate finance in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I went through a 2-year <abbr title="Finance Leadership Development Program">FLDP</abbr> and have been in my roll-off position for a year next week (3 years work...1
+1Founding a startupI work for a middle-market private equity fund and dream of starting my own business. I have been talking to friends with similar aspirations. Anyone have any ideas / similar aspirations? 4
+1Abraaj files for liquidationFound this interesting piece of article on WSJ. What do you all think? https://www-wsj-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/private-equity-giant-abraaj-files-for-liquidation-15289796101
+1FCF consensus on BBBloomi keeps getting worse over the years... How do you guys derive consensus UFCF / EFCF? Cannot be bothered to go into analyst models and do it manually. <abbr title="free cash flow">FCF</abbr> consensus on <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> seems...2
+1M&A Valuation: Company Sale & Share BuybackHello everybody! Maybe somebody could help me with the following question. Let's imagine the situation: the public holding company A sells a part of its business (company B) for a certain amount of money to another company C. The company A *uses the proceeds from the sale of the company...1
+1Corporate Strategy GroupsI work in corporate strategy at a F100 and know some of the top groups from recruiting, but wanted to see if there are any I missed (always keeping my eye out for new opportunities) - Disney corp strat - Amex SPG - J&J Decision Sciences - Pepsico corp strat - Zurich North America corp...1
+1What is "Capital Break Even"Hey guys, Late night modelling exercise. Have been asked to do a capital break even analysis on a project we're working on and I don't really know what that means. Is capital break even different than break even? I'm trying to sensitize a single input, but I don't know if...1
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+1Sophomore eligibility for diversity programsIm a current student at a non-target who will be a junior this upcoming fall 2018, I plan on transferring to a semi-target/target for 2019 Fall Semester. Given that I am a latino, first generation student, I will be able to apply to diversity programs during spring time. Would I be consider a...3
+1Disney + 21CF = is it really a merger?Today I received the small text book of information deemed relevant for the shareholder vote about the Disney and 21st Century Fox Transaction. It's been commonly described as a merger but given that 21CF would merge with a Disney subsidiary (created for the transaction) to then be a...1
+1Graduating w/ MBA May 2019 - Have job postings already been posted? If so, where?I am currently a first-year <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> student at The University of Alabama concentrating in Financial Risk Management and Business Analytics, and I am planning to graduate in May 2019. My undergraduate degree is in Finance...1
+12018 -19 FT Roommate ThreadCurrently living in a 3 bedroom / 1 and a half bathroom apartment in midtown Manhattan. There are currently 3 roommates here but come July 31st, when its time to renew the lease, 1 of the 3 roommates will be moving out. My roommate and I, the 2 staying, are actively looking for an extra person...1
+1Valuation Analyst to Equity ResearchHi Guys, Does anyone have an insight on how desirable a Valuation Analyst position would be if you're eventually trying to move in to an equity research associate role? (Regional). I am under the impression that it would have highly transferrable skills to <abbr title="equity...1
+1Lateraling VP LevelHi guys, Anybody seen lateral promotions in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms? I mean moving from associate -> senior associate / VP by hopping firms. -AZMonkey1
+1Does every applicant get to the MS HireVue Invite - 2019 SA?Does every applicant get the email regarding a HireVue questionnaire upon applying? I'm sure many (if not all) of you on this forum got invited, but it is selective or not really?1
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+1MSc Finance UCL vs CASS vs IEHi all, I am Adem from Istanbul. I currently hold offers from the MSc Finance from CASS, University College London(UCL) and at IE. After some research on all three, I am still hesitant as to which to choose. My goal is to end up on an Investment Banking in London. My profile: -28...2
+1Studying for technical interviews as an engineering majorI'm a rising sophomore at a top school that's almost completely focused in science and engineering; there are departments in economics, business, and finance, but my major is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and I don't wish to switch out. I'm also considering...1
+1could anyone give advice on how to network/write a networking email?Im currently a rising sophomore, and I wanted to start networking with people in the finance order to learn more about the industry and increase the chance of getting a internship. the main problem I'm running into is that I don't know how to properly write a networking email. besides...1
+1Advice for a friend: MBA vs MSF Hey guys, so I have a friend who went with me to a top 3 liberal arts school and he graduated in 2013. He is the first from his family to graduate from college and he has been teaching tennis for the last 4-5 years. He's trying to make a career change into either tech or real estate but he...1
+1Bridgewater Non-Finance Exit OppsUndergrad with the opportunity to work at Bridgewater and no idea what I want to do long-term. I know that if you go into consulting (MBB) you can come out with exit opps far beyond consulting/corporate dev (think government, NGO, research, think tank positions, masters degrees, start-up...1
+1How to link depreciation expense to income statement?hi guys, sorry about this but a quick question please - how can I link depreciation to income statement? this income statement only has SG&A expense. thanks!1
+1Cramming for IB InterviewI have never worked in Finance before be it internships or work experience and spent my entire time in <abbr title="back office">BO</abbr>/Data (1.5 Years). I have a borderline <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment...1
+1Any advice will be appreciatedRecently graduated from a non-target with a 3.4 GPA. I've done one internship at a tech company that I've been trying to make seem relevant to finance. Currently, I'm in Boston and have been networking to find an analyst/<abbr title="investment...1
+1Career Change Advice - Private Wealth ManagementI'm looking to change careers, and I'm hoping for some advice. Currently a financial counselor at a boutique <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> firm. I don't care for the work so I'm looking to go back to grad school. Late 20s....1
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+1Is this a FO job?Hi, Need some help on the following job description, is this a <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> job? Thanks for any insights! Business Overview & Role Description: The Americas Custody Cash Product Manager will be responsible for product definition and...3
+1IB full-time recruiting strategyHello fellas, Alright, so I go to a non-target have a decent gpa of 3.7+ with no <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> experience but have couple finance and wealth management internships. I was unable to land any <abbr title="investment...1
+1Comprehensive Guide to Beta in the CAPM and Cost of CapitalI've been wanting to do a post like this for a while given the amount of confusion regarding terminology and the various formulas during <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> interview prep. All from Berk&DeMarzo's *Corporate Finance* and an <abbr...1
+1Notre Dame Master of Science in Finance Thoughts?Hi All - I Was looking to see if anyone had any new information on the Notre Dame masters program located in Chicago? I see there hasn’t been too many posts on it over the past few years. I am local in Chicago and am contemplating applying for it this year. Has anyone completed the...1
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0Incoming freshman at target, how do I make it into IB?I am an incoming freshman at a target university. Now, I am not in the business school but have plans to transfer into the business school. The ultimate goal, as cliche as it might sound, is to land a job at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> upon graduation. I am...1
0PE Business Development: How to actually get to the CEO?Hey everyone, I wanted to get your take on how to best approach cold calling for a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm looking to generate new leads without having to go through a broker/banker. When do you think is the best time of day to call? How do you get...1
0Perception of MIT Undergrads in IB?Was just curious to know the general perception of an MIT undergrad, both to recruiters and after they've been hired as full-time analysts. Are they dismissed as nerdy/asocial? or are they generally well-received? Do recruiters know that a 3.7 at MIT is likely as hard to get as a 3.9 at...5
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0Summer Analyst 2019, anyone still hiring?People and primates, I am a rising junior at a state school, SEC like Alabama, and have gotten no interviews beyond a few hirevues. I have applied to just about every bank you have heard of, <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, <abbr title="middle...5
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0Two BB internships with 3.1 gpa VS one non-bb internship with 4.0 gpaCandidate A: School: semi-target Two <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> internships GPA 3.1 Candidate B: School: target One banking intenrship (no name bank) GPA 4.0 Assuming both...10
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0Hey losers!Hey idiots! Turns out investment banking is a fucking meme job that requires zero skill! I literally have worked 1 week as a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> and I already know more than any of these brainlet MDs. I just quit because the job was too easy and...6
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0Irregular accounting periods for valuation 2015 FY, 2016 (16 months), 2017 FYHi all, I just wanted to check if any of you have experienced a similar thing. My reporting periods are 2015, 2016 (16 months) and 2017 in the published reports of the private company that I am valuing. The reason for the 16 months in 2016 is because the financial year changed. It means...0
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0How to decide whether a company should make M&A or not?Hi guys, I recently had a similar question in an interview and would like to know which financial ratios / indications you take into account to evaluate whether a company should or shouldn't do <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. Example: X...0
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0Due Diligence Question GuidanceHello Everyone, I'm an intern at a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop and was asked to make some initial due diligence questions for a possible deal we may look further into. It is a staffing company for Finance/Accounting services. Any questions I...0
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0No response after Superday invite - Please helpI recently had a phone interview with a senior professional at a mid market <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm; she said at the end of the interview that she'd like to bring me in for a superday to meet the team; didn't specify when, but told me to follow...0
0Hybrid Private Equity/Hedge Fund Trying to piece together which funds offer associate programs that walk the line between hedge fund and private equity in the distressed space. I know Centerbridge at one point was known for having an associate program like this (not sure if that still holds true). Any others?0
0Canadian Pension Fund Private Equity interviewsDoes anyone have any insights about Canadian pension fund (Teacher's, CPPIB, OMERS, CDPQ) interviews for their private equity teams? Would particularly like to know more about how many rounds should be expected, type of questions asked in each round (behav, case, paper <abbr...0
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