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+131Investment Banks as the Houses of WesterosIn honor of GoT S7 premiering next month, I'd like to pose a simple question to the WSO community. If the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> were the Houses of Westeros,...602 days 22 hours ago
+422018 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread PageEARLY RECRUITMENT PROCESS / APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS I want to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding investment banking <span class='keyword_link'><a...20628 min ago
+36An Introduction to Suits - Welcoming the Analyst ClassAs we welcome the 2017 Analyst Class, I have some knowledge sharing for the incoming monkeys. <h3>Suits come in three different constructions:</h3> 1) Fully Canvassed 2) Half Canvassed 3) Fused __________________ <h3>What's the...542 days 16 hours ago
+32I love you guys.I just realized nobody on this forum ever takes a second to appreciate all the hard work we put in and all the great knowledge we share with each other. A year ago I graduated from HS and entered my local CC because I had no clue what was really for me. I was a Computer Science major at the...161 day 15 hours ago
+20Saving Time BitchesThat's right. It's summer time. Although doing deals and pounding out diligence is sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter. How can we save time to get out of the office faster? Putting together a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior PE & banking...2254 min 55 sec ago
+17I am a Hedge Fund recruiter AMAI work with equity L/s arms of the multi-managers and single managers. A little about me: I don't come from typical financial services major nor have I ever wanted to be an IP myself. All the same, I love my job and don't wouldn't trade it or my firm for the world. Happy to answer...903 days 19 hours ago
+14Overview of Sell-Side M&AWould love it if some of the senior guys on this site would share their take on the process from client pitch to closed deal, and add anything I may have omitted. <h3>SELL-SIDE M&A</h3> <h4>1 - CLIENT PITCH:</h4>Meet with the Client and pitch your firm along...381 day 15 hours ago
+13The market is turning rapidly...In the last 60 days I've seen so many deals fall out. Not just mine but other brokers across several asset classes. Buyers are hyper critical of everything. Sellers still want crazy money...Apartment investors selling at 4 caps and trying to buy retail at a 6. They see the end in...812 hours 11 min ago
+11AMA - Master of Real EstateI'm seeing a lot of MSRE/MRED questions lately as people are either choosing between programs, getting ready to start programs in a few months, or thinking about applying for 2018. I am a recent Master of Real Estate graduate and I know we have a lot of current and former students on...495 hours 6 min ago
+16Finally cut itGuys, So I finally cut it 3 years after graduating from undergrad, and I would like to share my story to you guys as this forum has been staying with me along the way and indeed the break-in cases here keep on pumping gas into me whenever I got rejected. <h3>A bit about my...2829 min 31 sec ago
+7Amazon Buys Whole FoodsAmazon . AMZN -1.26% com Inc. said it would buy Whole Foods Market WFM -6.74% for $13.7 billion as the giant internet retailer makes a deeper push into the grocery space. Amazon is buying Whole Foods WFM -6.74% for $42 per share, valuing the grocer at a 27% premium to its closing price Thursday....671 day 17 hours ago
+6Humidity is the devilI know this has been talked about ad nauseam on here, but I'm gonna put a spin on this. I live in DC which is a swamp, no pun intended, and I'm thinking of uprooting and going somewhere new. A lot of the posts on here are about NYC vs LA vs Chicago etc in terms of nightlife, cost of...5219 hours 21 min ago
+6Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong>Financial modeling</strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> and...462 days 22 hours ago
+6WSO Happy Hour: Thur 6/15, 7:15pm @Reichenbach Beer HallNa zdravi, dear monkeys! The first WSO Happy Hour of summer will be at Reichenbach Beer Hall! New spot got rave reviews last time and plenty of good German beer was drunk. See if anyone orders DAS BOOT this time! First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, June 15h, @...336 days 16 hours ago
+6Worst startup ideas that received funding Not saying any of the above startups are bad ideas, but looking through there, it made me think of some startups that I've...231 day 15 hours ago
+5And With the 1st Pick in the 2017 NBA Draft...The Boston Celtics select Markelle Fultz. [Indubitably]( [Here's some insight into this year's draft class from Chad...231 day 16 hours ago
+6Does going to a Community College hurt my chances of transferring into a Semi-Target?So, for financial reasons, I have no other choice but to drop my enrollment for my state-flagship. I have a good HS record (3.4 GPA w/ 6 APs). I have no other option but to go to my CC for 2 years. When I've worked and gathered some money to go out of state, will top business schools...891 hour 37 min ago
+6Prelude to the Next RecessionHey Monkeys, Almost ten years ago, the Fed, followed by the other central banks of the world, embarked on an unprecedented mission to save the global economy from spectacular implosion with QE. Shortly afterwards, new regulations were instated to improve the health and security of the...5822 hours 21 min ago
+4Is it overkill if I start preparing early?I'm an upcoming Freshmen (Uni.) and I'm dead set into breaking into IB. On top of working this Summer, I want to spend some time reading and such. Should I pick up a book on IB and pick up on the technicals early on? I know what quite a bit on what Analysts do from reading a ton on...3911 hours 41 min ago
+5Investment Banking Summer Analyst Salaries 2017Curious to know how pay stacks up now on Wall Street across divisions. From what I hear, 85K Prorated seems to be the norm right now for IB, but I'm intrigued in hearing about other people's experiences.3211 hours 49 min ago
+4Is it worth pursuing a career in trading in 2017?I am set to graduate this year and I am currently looking for TA roles. The more I read about the industry, the less worthwhile it all seems in the long run. Can 2017 college grads still make a career within <span class='keyword_link'><a...255 hours 49 min ago
+4First Rounds/Super days for Full Time (2018) Hey there monkeys, Any 1st rounds/Superdays for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>'S/EB'S/MM'S yet? Please share if so Actually have applications for any of the...814 hours 20 min ago
+6New 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="//">investment banking interview</a></span> prep package by bringing to you...43 months 4 weeks ago
+3Dealing with an incompetent bossSince starting in the investment banking realm, upon completion of grad school, I have worked at a total of three firms (two FT one internship). Since I've started my new job, there is one jack ass who does not see the benefit of changing old ways, incorporating new ideas, in order to make...3522 hours 57 min ago
+3Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Last week the fight was officially announced -- Who will win? -- in what timeframe? -- how much is the actual payday for these guys? -- Who do you WANT to win? Discuss.291 day 19 hours ago
+324 yrs old, going for UNDERGRAD AGAIN?!Hello, I graduated from a "**non-target university**" with a BA in FINANCE. I worked as an analyst for a local bank. I have no hope for rising upto associate. I changed my country and now... I just got accepted in "**#1 target-university in a 1st world country**"...282 hours 39 min ago
+3Ranking the top Asset Management firmsObviously it's easy to rank AM firms in terms of their AUM which gives a glimpse into their standing, but how would you rank them in terms of their exit opportunities and overall prestige?251 day 2 hours ago
+3How did your younger years impact the you now?[For me, and I may be the odd one out here, but I distinctly remember not liking recess when I was younger.]( And it looks like life had the last laugh. Now that I'm older, one of the biggest things I...216 days 11 hours ago
+3TOBINCO's unlucky boys<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/capture_0.png?itok=Vb7fReGQ" alt="" /> This year's unlucky trio. @TOBINCO" (to meet word limit) My Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy Name's JeffMy...182 hours 53 min ago
+4Rejected once again because I don't have enough experience. Feeling extremely depressed.I recently graduated about 2 months ago, I have been trying to find a job in investment banking. I had 3 interviews at various boutiques. I did well in all of the interviews, made it to the final rounds for 2 of the interviews. But was rejected because I don't have as much experience as the...96 days 12 hours ago
+3Specialty Lending (GS/TPG) - Any insights?Can anyone give some insights about specialty lenders such as <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> Specialty Lending or TPG's Specialty Lending platform? They both sit within their respective Special Situations...67 hours 17 min ago
+3Networking for FT recruiting during SA internship?I'm currently doing an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...110 hours 14 min ago
+4My Journey to an offerHi guys, Long time lurker and I thought I might have to contribute so here we go. Growing up in a city outside of London, I always was intrigued by the financial sector and I knew that one day I would work in one of the world's top financial sectors. It is unfortunate that my grades...06 days 4 hours ago
+2Best Hotel Brand?What is your favorite hotel brand and why? #1: *The Ritz Carlton is the Ralph Lauren of hotels. It's great, until you stay at a real hotel*. - GSElevator 372 days 10 hours ago
+2What majors/minors could I combine with finance to increase my chances at getting a job in financeI'm going to be a freshman at a non target school (university of Maryland college park) and I wanted to major in finance. after browsing reddit( financial career subreddit) and WSO I saw discussions stating that getting a degree in finance from a non major is useless and is only valued at...356 hours 40 min ago
+2Oktoberfest 2017Hey guys, my gf and I will be going to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany this year and I wanted to see if anyone on this forum had any tips/tricks/hacks to getting the most out of this vacation. We will be in Munich for 5 days and 4 days in London and Paris as well. Anything in particular I...3521 hours 55 min ago
+2McDonald's Plans To Hire 250K WorkersMcDonald's is planning to hire 250K workers this summer across the US. This is 9% more than last year, which is strange for a company trying to automate the fast food ordering process. Most of the new recruits are said to be waiting tables at the various locations. * Does anyone...2717 hours 53 min ago
+2Is tutoring and lab work relevant to investment banking / finance?Hello everyone, thank you all for the advice. Just to let you know, after thinking about it, I have decided that law school may be the best option for me, considering my lack of good work history, and my ability to score high on standardized tests. HOWEVER, before I spend a significant...233 days 10 hours ago
+3CFA vs Self StudyIs it better to spend time studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> level 1 or spend time self studying, reading <span...211 day 13 hours ago
+2Blackberrys?Curious, Are most people still given blackberrys in IB? That seems so outdated at this point. I heard a blackberry sound in the background of one of my calls today and nearly shit myself. If so, which model are they using? Not a troll, I really want to know. Afraid to ask on the phone....195 days 19 hours ago
+2Salary renegotationI'm curious--what's a good target for juniors when renegotiating a salary? What's a good middle place where one could expect negotiations to push it up or down?1717 hours 21 min ago
+2Coffee Shop Drink Descriptions That You Were Too Afraid to Ask For<h3>Coffee House Drinks Dissected</h3> Hello all, I thought it would be of value to provide you with a list of coffee shop beverages and their differences that I learned when I was a barista. <h4>Coffee based drinks</h4> **Coffee:** Doesn't really need...1410 min 42 sec ago
+2J.P. Morgan HireVue: What to expectI applied for an analyst position at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">J.P. Morgan</a></span>. I immediately got an automated reply telling me to continue on HireVue. I did some digging through WSO...136 hours 10 min ago
+2BB Investment Banking Summer Internship AdviceI started this week, and my staffer just doesn't have any work to give me. I ask my analysts, associates, even today asked one of the VPs for work and they all say, "oh let me think and I'll get back to you". Every assignment I've been given I complete it, and turn it in...137 hours 50 min ago
+2The Demise of US ProductivityIn addition to the notion that only 15% of employees worldwide, and only 30% in the U.S, are so to speak 'engaged' in their job with ineffective management practices and a low number of good jobs being the source of the blame, this article digs further to pinpoint another cause of the...125 days 20 hours ago
+2UCLA Business EconNeed some advice from anyone that went to community college and transferred to a four-year that can help me out with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> Preferably UCLA/USC students or...1219 hours 8 min ago
+2UNC MBA RE hiring companies list and placement statsThought this might be helpful / interesting for some of you here. This is from UNC itself. ![Placement][Placement] <!-- Images --> [Placement]:...113 days 23 min ago
+2Tobin & CoWhat's the deal with Tobin & Co? I keep seeing people shitting on them, so I looked them up, and they look shady, but I'm just wondering why I keep seeing it on forums.116 days 35 min ago
+2Why I have decided to SHORT AMZN stock using all of my LIFE SAVINGSI just finished READING [this]( article and it really made me think about the current FIGHTTOTHEDEATH between Amazon and Walmart. Ultimately, however, with the ACQUISITION of Whole...105 days 12 hours ago
+2New Cell Phone Laws In CanadaA few days ago, the Canadian Wireless Code has been updated to prevent telecommunication companies from charging customers to unlock their device. As of December 1, 2017 all newly purchased cell phones must be unlocked for the customer. This regulation will cost Canadian telecommunication...1017 hours 41 min ago
+2Am I objectifying women?The other day, I was walking in a downtown area. There's a bunch of shopping areas and food places all around, so of course there's tons of women out there. I'm walking up the strip and I saw a group of them headed right towards me. My phone was out and I was checking it, but...95 days 16 hours ago
+2WSO Internships & Employment Opportunities<center><h3>Join the Wall Street Oasis Team</h3></center> <h3>Open opportunities for students: </h3> <ul> <li><a href=">2017 WSO Internship</a></li>...92 months 1 week ago
+2Americans are getting dumber by the dayI'm sure most of you monkeys saw it a couple weeks back, but [this]( is fucking hilarious (and sad). <img...95 days 16 hours ago
+3Career advice- Acquisitions may not be for meI am currently working in acquisitions as an analyst for a large national REPE firm. I am passionate about real estate, real estate development, and investment. I just dont love looking a spreadsheet, running excel models all day, sitting at a desk all day, etc. Part of the reason I got...83 days 18 min ago
+2*Satire* Wrestler Shot Dead After Kid Enters RingDoes not really relate to finance, but I just read an article detailing how a wrestler was shot dead after a kid entered the cage.  [quotes] Beloved two-time WWE champion Big Show was reportedly shot dead after the emergency response team at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum made a split-second...83 days 1 hour ago
+2"Basic Economy": A new gimmick by airlines?Hello monkeys, I’m sure plenty of you here are often frequent flyers due to the nature of your job as consultants or bankers. I understand that most of the fares are usually paid by your firm, but nevertheless, I think the following article is an important issue for many of us! [How...85 days 10 hours ago
+2How Do You Give Back?What are some of you guys doing to give back to your communities, if anything? How do you even get started? Finally, is there a good way to apply our finance skills towards helping our communities (besides the most prestigious route: GS => Gov't)? One-off events like giving blood or...71 day 12 hours ago
+2What's a Good Job that pays well and garners a lot of respectI need suggestions for finding a good job that will get me a lot of respect from people. I don't like to work a lot, and the US presidency has a lot more responsibilities/hours than I thought. Anyone know of anything? Is a hedge fund manager an exit opp for a US president? I hear I can pick...73 hours 25 min ago
+2Dank Meme<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/19060074_1700742160228172_570527611342407728_n_0.jpg?itok=IWuRI_Jf" alt="" /> Made the mistake of sharing this with my non-business oriented friend. Anyone else have any dank finance memes?75 days 23 hours ago
+2Client fuck upsWe've seen countless discussions about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">interns</a></span> that fuck up, analysts that fuck up, interviewees that fuck up, and even occasionally MDs that fuck up. Most...61 day 14 hours ago
+2How do you guys invest your money?Curious to hear about how everyone here manages their money? I personally index majority of my capital and pick stocks occasionally. 65 days 12 hours ago
+2Free Over The Pants Hand-Jobs To Anyone Who Can Answer This QuestionExcellent, now that we're all here I'll make this brief because I really appreciate everyone taking the time to read this over. *3.4 GPA at a target - Econ Major. Going into senior year. * Currently a SA in a Middle Office/network support type role for a fin-tech company. I can...413 hours 42 min ago
+2International Students: Analyst Recruiting for US & London BB + Elite Boutique OfficesI'm creating this for monkeys to share info for college kids in countries outside of US and UK who want to break into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>/EB offices (such as <span...43 days 54 min ago
+2The definitive trick to passing a prop trading math test.Practice Practice Practice. I've seen lots of posts here asking about how to pass Flow Traders math test, or Optiver, or Akuna or whoever. Maybe there's some geniuses out there that pass these tests without effort. This thread isn't for them, and i certainly don't fall...35 days 23 hours ago
+2placement preference<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JPM</a></span> just opened their app, and it asks for your group preferences. Does it matter which ones you choose?32 days 14 hours ago
+2"Keep in touch"So it seems like at the end of every networking phone call or coffee chat, I'm always told to "keep in touch". I always follow up with a nice thank-you email, and something along the lines of "I hope to keep in touch throughout the application process". I assume we both...23 days 11 hours ago
+2Full-Time Prospects with sub-par internship experiences (Input GREATLY appreciated!)I'll make this brief because I really appreciate everyone taking the time to read this over. *3.4 GPA at a target - Econ Major. Going into senior year. * Currently a SA in a Middle Office/network support type role for a fin-tech company. I can definitely embellish this experience as a...11 day 24 min ago
+9Is America a Second-Tier Country?Hey Monkeys, Read up on this [article]( from Bloomberg. The article is based on the Social Progress Index report that is published annually by non-profit organization Social Progress Imperative. I did...7510 min 33 sec ago
+2What to do with a 3.0 GPASo im a senior at a non target school with a 3.0 GPA and my dreams of becoming an investment banker are basically over. I'm 21 and double majoring in accounting and finance. I graduate spring 2018 and feel like ill be stuck in a real job unless i can somehow get an incredible <span...2425 min 55 sec ago
+1Tai Lopez vs Tim Sykes - Who is more legit?I have seen a lot of things lately. Although Tai might be scammer, I heard that his products(overpriced as hell) are at least of some good worth. Same way, Tim Sykes shows off his good to lure unsuspecting money-hungry victims into paying for "Technical Analysis" (pump and dump)...224 days 21 hours ago
+2Amazon's Controversial Patent With the big news that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> is acquiring Whole Foods, this article regarding their latest patent is getting no love. The patent titled "Physical store...1920 hours 38 min ago
+1WSO Caption Contest - June 14th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the...191 day 19 hours ago
+1Georgetown, Columbia, or Villanova?Hi WSO, I have recently completed my first year at Villanova University’s School of Business. Upon entering Villanova, I was immediately set on transferring to a different school for a variety of reasons. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and social environment at Villanova, however, it did...193 days 17 hours ago
+1How Often to Follow Up with Busy Analyst?I got put in touch with an analyst by a very senior MD who wanted to me reach out back to him after talking to the analyst. However, it seems as though this analyst has been really busy and hasn't really been responding to emails. He suggested a time which didn't really work well for...192 days 2 hours ago
+1Should Venmo be worried?Came across an interesting read this morning so I thought I would share with you monkeys. Do you think Venmo has anything to be worried about with this new money transferring program being put on by the banks or is this just a flash in the pan? [quote]After six years, the big banks have...175 days 16 hours ago
+1Master's of Real Estate Programs (Choices)Hey everybody, I am new to the forum but have been reading the WSO for about two years. A little bit about myself and why I have decided to post a discussion. I graduated college this past May 2017. Graduated with an overall GPA of 3.40 and my last 60 hours I have a 3.7 GPA. Have prior...162 days 14 min ago
+1Associate forwarded my cold email to HR - How to proceed?Hey guys, I sent a cold email to network to an Associate, and he forwarded my email to HR. The HR lady emailed me and said they are not offering any informational calls/interviews at the moment but encourage me to apply on their website. She also said that she will be my contact for future...1516 hours 23 min ago
+1How Do You View Money?This Article on <a href="">Quartz</a> about doing what makes you money over your passion really made me grateful for my own career goals of working in finance. Luckily...1512 hours 18 min ago
+1How would we sell an unattractive business?I'm doing part-time at a boutique IB/corp advisory shop (still at uni), and I've been placed on my first deal. Our firm mainly deals with small to mid-cap companies (so an <span class='keyword_link'><a...132 days 17 hours ago
+1How can I learn more about Fixed Income?I'm mainly familiar with equities, but really want to learn more about fixed income in general. Is there a book or guide that is good for this? Thanks!132 days 6 hours ago
+1Any value to a summer internship before starting a PhD program?As the title says, I'm heading to a microbiology PhD program fall 2018 (got accepted and then deferred one year), and I'm currently talking with several life science consulting boutiques about the possibility of doing a <span class='keyword_link'><a...1233 min ago
+1Why do people use Argus?Hey everyone, I was just wondering why people in commercial real estate use Argus. I have no experience in it whatsoever, but I have seen people use it, and it doesn't look to be that helpful. I was wondering if you could give me insight as to why it is useful, and how it is useful.122 days 42 min ago
+1putting IB workshop on resume?If you attend a one day IB work shop, should you put that on ur resume? Would you put that under professional experience? Also, do you guys think its worth the money?112 days 2 min ago
+1Is it possible for a multifamily property to recover after a fatal shooting?How do you recover or re-brand a multifamily property after a fatal shooting has taken place? Specifically, I am looking at a large multifamily property for sale (in excess of 100 units) that has had a fatal shooting on the premise with a strong correlation to a 15%+ drop in occupancy shortly...113 hours 4 min ago
+1Recruiters/HR Asking for Your Previous Salary/WageWhy do recruiters ask for your previous job salary/wage when applying to their company? Should you lie or not disclose this information? 114 days 16 hours ago
+1How good is the Richard Ivey School of Business, really? I was recently admitted AEO to the Honors Business Administration program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. I am a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen interested in working in the U.S. after graduation and would greatly appreciate it if someone could answer the following questions: 1. How...102 days 17 hours ago
+1No time for cars, re-direct from BSCH forumHello WSO, First time on the forum. I'm in need of some timely assistance with a transition that is now consuming my ability to live. Please offer anything you can to point me in the right direction. I was formerly enrolled as a law student on the west coast at a relatively...106 days 21 hours ago
+1Paying for an internship in Asia??Hi everyone, Has anyone gone through the CareerUp internship programs? They cost around 4.5k + airfare for 1 month of internship experience in finance/accounting roles in SE Asia. I talked to the customer service rep on the phone but couldn't figure out what I would actually be doing in...91 day 20 hours ago
+1U Penn LAW has a certification in management from Wharton -- good for IB?Hi everyone. I am planning on going to law school. I'd like to work in BigLaw, but I want to always keep my options open. Based on the feedback I have gotten elsewhere, I am looking at U Penn Law. I have two questions. 1. What is the reputation of U Penn Law amongst Investment...91 day 2 hours ago
+1Offer from Deloitte, with a paycutHello everyone! I am new to this forum and was so glad to have stumbled upon this site. I was hoping to receive some input from the members on here regarding a dilemma I'm facing. I have received an offer to join <span class='keyword_link'><a...91 day 15 hours ago
+1Most important excel short cuts in IBWhat are the most important excel short cuts to know for IB? So which one do you use most frequently?93 days 13 hours ago
+1LSE application: my course pick for breaking into IBDMonkeys, I'm studying for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/gmat-pill-promo-code-333-off-gmat-prep-discount">GMAT</a></span> and my score will be decisive for get into an LSE program. I can choice 2 course at the beginning. My best...95 days 8 hours ago
+1MBA Associate at Top BB - What to expect with zero deal experience?Hi Monkeys, Associate joining a top <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...95 days 19 hours ago
+1JP Morgan to VegasJPM has announced that they will open a [commercial banking outpost in Las Vegas]( With all the alcohol, gambling, and other illicit activities, what could go wrong? Although many things could go wrong (hangover-esque...820 hours 5 min ago
+1Quickest way to build credit score?Seeking advices from you monkeys on how to quickly build up your credit score in the US. Long story short, I'm a Canadian who will be relocating to the US to work soon. Sadly, all the credit history I've built over the years are not transferrable to the US, so I'll be starting all...81 day 1 hour ago
+1Uber CEO ResignsAfter several months of scandals and upper management issues, including many key figures leaving, investors have had enough and Kalanick is being forced to resign. It's surprising to see investors turn their back on a startup founder, because there is this "founder-above-all"...816 hours 26 min ago
+1Canada Passes Law Criminalizing Use Of Wrong Gender PronounsWhat THE FUCK. Have they been drinking too much maple syrup! This can't be a good thing, can somebody chime in on the unseen repercussions. Jordan Peterson had this to say: “Compelled speech has come to Canada,” stated Peterson. “We will seriously regret this.” ...821 hours 32 min ago
+1In good shape for SA?Hey so I go to a non-target Canadian university (Science major). Finance gpa is 3.97 and cGPA is 3.6. I have considerable finance experience from various roles at the university (VP finance, investment club) and from a part-time job as well. Do you think I'd have a shot at 2018 SA position...714 hours 13 min ago
+1Need advice: First timer attempting an LBOHello All! I am in serious need expert counsel. I am a small business trying to acquire another business. I am not from Finance background. I have financial statements of the target and need help with the following: a: CIM: Aimed at debt providers b: Advice on structuring the deal (Efficient...71 day 23 hours ago
+1Cold emailing etiquetteAt what level of seniority do you use Mr/Mrs. instead of first names for a cold email? Strictly wondering for the first point of contact, I usually address them as whatever they sign off as after regardless of seniority. Also, should you be explicit when asking for a call OR coffee? Or let...76 days 14 hours ago
+1Shoes for analyst level bankersCould someone please recommend me some casual smart shoes for entry level bankers? I am thinking about something like Giuseppe Zanotti or Ferragamo. Found a couple of appealing drivers from these two designers....71 day 12 hours ago
+1Orange ties, is it a GO or a NO? So this is by far the dumbest question I asked on here, but would you consider wearing an orange tie during a networking event, members only club, or even for first impressions? Does it make you stand out a little too much? Thanks guys!71 day 15 hours ago
+1Splits on Off Market In-House DealsI'm curious and need some advice. I have sourced a now off-market opportunity (was listed previously but didn't sell) and have found a potential buyer for the property through another broker in my office. How should I go about dividing up the commission with my colleague? I...72 days 12 hours ago
+1Job Growth ProjectionsAccording to this [Bloomberg article](, the Healthcare and Renewable Energy industries are projected to have the largest employment growth over the next ten years. Occupations in the healthcare industry are abundant in the list of...710 hours 16 min ago
+1MBA...BU vs BC??Hello everyone! I was recently accepted to the full time MBA program at BU and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/barclays-capital">BC</a></span>. I have worked in a middle office position for two years and I am now trying to make the leap...716 hours 38 min ago
+1Do super athletes outperform others in other fields? Off the court, Russell Westbrook just made an investment in a social-media start-up. It has become very common for people to acquire information (whether credible or not) from...74 days 10 hours ago
+1H2 Capital Partners???Does anyone know much about them? I just got an email from them wanting to set up a call to tell me about their shop, etc. I can't find a company website or a lot of info on them. From what I can find they're a smallish RE hedge fund of some sort. Anyone familiar with them...717 hours 5 min ago
+1A Republican National Labor Relations Board under Trump[Marvin Kaplan has been selected to hold a seat on the National Labor Relations Board, making him the second Republican on-board along with the Chairman]( Another vacant seat is...719 hours 18 min ago
+1Women and Pantyhose: The Thread to End all ThreadsI used the search bar and read through all relevant threads, but there has been no consensus so far. Thoughts on not wearing pantyhose with a skirt suit during an interview?713 hours 17 min ago
+1S&T Bonus, why so different from IBD?Could be completely wrong on this and would love to learn more. Based on some of the numbers I have seen, why aren’t S&T bonuses higher or at least in line with IDB. Based on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan...61 hour 57 min ago
+1Multi-Family Operating MarginsIt is my understanding , that operating margins for multifamily range from 50% to 70% given variables such as number of units, payroll, tax rate, etc. I'm looking at a deal where the GPs operating margin is slightly north of the high end of the range listed above. This GP has a...62 days 11 hours ago
+1Getting the CFA?Hi all, I am going into my Junior year of college at a large state school and am planning to get into a F100 <span class='keyword_link'><a...611 min 18 sec ago
+1IPO number of sharesPlease kindly assist with the following questions: * Number of shares issues - what really determines the number of shares issued? * Liquidity risk - how can one make sure there will be enough liquidity in the market when deciding the number of shares to issue for an IPO64 days 3 hours ago
+1CMBS/RMBS - How to break into?A little background about me - I'm doing my MSRE at a non-target. As I'm interested in structured products, I feel like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-mortgage-backed-security-mbs">MBS</a></span> is what I...615 hours 1 sec ago
+1How Do You Invest Your Personal PortfolioI'm intrigued by the differences in opinion among so many investors, as there is really no right or wrong way to invest your assets. So it got me thinking: How do you invest your personal portfolio and what is your strategy? Are some of you still stock-pickers? Do some of you just...619 hours 15 min ago
+2What's your favorite line/scene from American Psycho?"What do you do?" "I'm into, uh, murders & executions mostly." "Do you like it?" "That depends, why?"623 hours 48 min ago
+1Economics vs Applied Economics major?Hello fellow monkeys. Currently I am at the undergraduate level and I intend on pursuing a finance major alongside an economics major. However, my university offers both economics and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/applied-economics">Applied...62 days 9 hours ago
+1"Work - at - home" investment banking internship - does it exist? Desperate new grad looking for advice. Hi Everyone, here is my dilemma that I hope you guys can help me with. Brief introduction, I'm a recent grad (2.5 months ago) looking for a FT job in IB. I was a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer...62 days 11 hours ago
+1what role do AM Analysts play in dispositions?I know AM leads dispositions of assets and I'm sure this varies firm by firm, but from a general standpoint, where do the Analysts come into play? Are they interacting with the brokerage shops Analysts?65 days 22 hours ago
+1Canadian MBA to MBB ConsultingHi WSO, I wanted to gain a better understanding of the post MBA consulting scene in Canada. Which MBA programs would allow me to break into the top 3 Strategy firms? Based on my initial research, it seems that Ivey, Rotman, and Queens seem to be the most "target". Also since...51 day 7 hours ago
+1Anyone ever do Wealth/Investment Management internship?I am entering into my sophomore year of college and I plan on getting an internship next summer. What do the wealth/investment management <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span> at a...51 day 16 hours ago
+1Do MBA programs favor alums?I have heard that schools like Darden may give a slight bump to students who graduated from UVA undergrad. Is there any basis for this?54 hours 6 min ago
+1Switching Jobs too Early?Graduated from a non-target with a lowish (~3.1) GPA last May. Messed up my first two years of school but really improved and got a 3.5 my last two years. Took a job at a major fin-tech company in a client-facing role after getting dinged at all buy-side gigs (mostly fixed income) I applied...51 day 23 hours ago
+1Is there a perfect profile for an Entrepreneur?Ok, so long time lurker here. I am 25 yo about to start a MIM degree in September. I have some previous entrepreneurial experience but in south Europe in an non sexy industry (think non-tech and very niche market) so VC funding was not for me. However the business is doing good in that market...52 hours 36 min ago
+1Kalanick Would Still be at Uber if It Was ProfitableIf Uber was profitable, and/or had plans to go public, do you think it’s 78 investors would’ve been ousted Kalanick? <a href="">Dealbreaker</a> has a great take on it: [quote] If Uber had kicked off its IPO...51 hour 36 min ago
+1Washington Uni in StLouis vs Vanderbilt vs Uni Of Texas at Austin postgraduate MS FinanceAs European what's your thoughts about these postgraduate? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">MS</a></span> Finance Higher costs than European universities.. My goal is to breaking into investment banking and...525 min 31 sec ago
+1Valuing LIHTC Partnership Interests and Re-SyndicationsI know this has been touched on somewhat here, but I'm looking for something comprehensive on valuing LIHTC GP/LP partnership interests and how a developer values a property if they intend to re-syndicate it versus re-positioning it to market rate. I understand how to value market rate...51 day 1 hour ago
+1CEMS questionsHi, My questions are related to Europe and sorry for the long text. I have a goal of getting into the consulting industry in western Europe, but I also want experience in Asia. I was offered an MSc place at LSE this fall but did not receive funding so I can't take up the offer. For...51 day 3 hours ago
+1Diversity ProgramsHow competitive are the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>/pre-internships that are offered for women/diverse candidates? I'm from a very non-target school and I was wondering how...523 hours 53 min ago
+1JP Morgan associate hiring London?I read on this site (cant find the thread) that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">JP Morgan</a></span> have stopped hiring MBA students for its London office. Also looking at the LBS employment report, JP Morgan dont take on...51 day 23 hours ago
+2AMA: BB AM/PB Summer AnalystHey Monkeys, I noticed there is not enough information on this site about the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...52 days 11 hours ago
+1Transitioning into CREJust a little background, I have a bachelors in Finance and Accounting & a Masters of Accountancy from a non-target school in the SE. I just left one of the Big 4 firms (2 years in) after I concluded that I wanted to be on a more finance related career path and believe some of the areas...56 days 1 hour ago
+1is british tan okay? Want to get these shoes, but not sure if british tan is too light. There is also dark brown available on amazon, but that color looks dark red instead of...53 days 11 hours ago
+3I'm A President AMAGo ahead. Ask me anything. Please avoid anything stupid, and I'll try to refrain from using any bigly words. And maybe if we get enough questions, your site will get some main stream media covfefe.513 hours 55 min ago
+1How to approach this situation with a banker?I reached out to a banker via email asking for a phone chat to learn more about this past experiences. He responded by typing out his experiences and advice via email without accepting or declining my request. How do I approach this? Should I ask him again to hop on the phone?55 days 10 hours ago
+1Quit my internship, now its killing me every dayI was selected as an intern, at a company, after a long selection procedure, in which I invested a lot of time during my semester as it was a good opportunity and would have set my career afloat which is very difficult, because of my completely different major and this was my only option(this...55 hours 47 min ago
+1UChicago UndergraduateGoing through past posts from 2007-2012 i've seen a lot of discussion on the state of recruiting/presence of uchicago in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> <span...522 hours 12 min ago
+1George Clooney's Accidental Tequila Company To Sell at $1 BIllionA friend sent me this article by Bussiness Insider and captioned it "I wish my mistakes were worth this much". To give a brief but informative summary of what I'm referring to, Rande Gerber (Clooney's friend and co-founder of Casamigos) said that; [quote] "Casamigos...413 hours 36 min ago
+1Is corporate development internship valuable if I will not get to work on any transaction?Hello everyone! I am making this post to clear some of the confusion I have regarding the recent corp dev internship offer I got from a mid size public company in industrial sector in Midwest. Background: I just graduated last month from a target and did a couple <span...419 hours 27 min ago
+1Exit opps from post-MBA finance at a big tech firm?Very interested to know what the exit opps look like for someone who did around 2 years of post-MBA finance at a major tech firm (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon"...41 day 15 hours ago
+1Should i bother trying to get in?Hello I have been reading on the forums for a while and i decided to post. I would like to get a job into investment banking specifically.But my resume is weak, i graduated from a no-name university in 2013 with 3.11 gpa, basically i have not worked in my life apart from an odd job here and...422 hours 50 min ago
+1Artificial Intelligence will REPLACE the Major Jobs at BB's!I saw this post on Facebook: Now, read this with an open mind. Its always good to assume the and analyze the possibilities of wrong things happening rather than staying ignorant and...36 days 2 hours ago
+1Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion<h3><span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span> to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion.</h3>     I just read <a...32 days 19 hours ago
+1Where are my ecm guys at?Hey guys, I have been in contact with serval great IBs, with mostly contacts in Ibd and a few within dcm. From everything I've read, positive and negative, <span class='keyword_link'><a...34 days 21 hours ago
+1Lonzo Ball Footlocker AdvertisementMy god. Just when you think the Ball family can't get funnier or more absurd, Lonzo was featured in a Footlocker add for NBA players and fathers day. If you haven't seen it yet, the video is...35 days 23 hours ago
+1Morning Brew: All you can eat<h4><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY</h4> </strong></p> [quote]Colonizing Mars. Major changes to the plan coming soon." –– Elon Musk on lowering the cost of colonizing mars to $100,000 per person. Nbd...just wave “bye” to that college degree from the window...33 days 50 min ago
+1Commercial Banking Analyst-->boutique REIB (brokerage)?Just finished my second year as a CRE banking analyst at the largest financial institution in my market. I come from a semi-target in the mid-Atlantic with no family ties to RE (GPA sucks, I got lucky out of UG). I have grown exponentially over the past two years, learning how to underwrite both...32 days 22 hours ago
+1Questions on CRE Asset ManagementHello! Currently, a Sophomore at Baruch College majoring in Real Estate and is looking to break into the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> Side of CRE. but don't...221 hours 21 min ago
+1Ethereum & Bitcoin InvestingI've read a lot about cryptocurrencies lately and they've really been blowing up the past couple months. I own a small amount of Ether & BTC (mainly for fun) but now I'm thinking I should put a little more in. What are y'alls thoughts on the future of crypto? Also...21 day 5 hours ago
+1WSO Series 7 Exam Prep LaunchedFellow WSO Members, I'm happy to announce that we have launched a new Series 7 training course today! Take a look here and let me know what you think please: Happy to answer any questions or listen to any...23 days 18 hours ago
+1Best Entry Level Asset/Investment Management Programs?Hi WSO, So I'll be going into my senior year of college this upcoming year and I'm starting to search around for different entry level programs in asset/investment management. I'm pretty much open to all locations and types of companies, but I'd preferably like to work...21 day 16 hours ago
+1Research and advisory report (thesis) Private equity UndergraduateDear wso'rs, Thank god we have such an active forum where professionals can help each other out. I am seeking advice for my research and advisory (thesis) report. In the period of February 2018 to July 2018 I will have my research and advisory report (thesis) assignment. I would like to...22 days 22 hours ago
+1Advice for Interviewing With an AssociateBackground: Non-target, 3.25 GPA, relevant boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>. Found an open position at a top <span class='keyword_link'><a...12 days 21 hours ago
+1Leave PE internship mid-summer for Hedge Fund with a healthy AUMI have a buddy who started an internship at a PE search fund this summer. He got a late offer from a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> this week with a pretty...114 hours 39 min ago
+1BB 14 days 17 hours ago
+1Calling Analysts: What makes for a good Associate?Incoming post-MBA associate at a top tier NY <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span>. Answer however you wish, but interested in: 1) What associates do you like working with? 2) What...11 day 12 hours ago
+1Leveraged Lending vs. Leveraged FinanceHey all, what're some of the key differences between working in a MM Lev Fin group and working on a leveraged lending group? I have an interview coming up in a Leveraged Lending group and it seems a lot like Lev Fin, except that it's for a pure commercial bank. This team doesn't...12 days 20 hours ago
+1Lincoln International - PCG ?Anyone ever heard of this group within <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/lincoln-international" target="_blank">Lincoln International</a></span>? Private Company Group? Doesn't sound like traditional IB122 hours 14 min ago
+1Equity research personal trading restrictions for immediate family members?I want to understand how typical industry personal <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> restrictions for <span class='keyword_link'><a...020 hours 47 min ago
+1Day in the Life: Retail Investment Sales BrokerHi all - although I haven't posted much, I've been lurking in the shadows for a while now. After mooching off of all the amazing posts, I figured it was time to give back as there have not been any posts related to a Day in the Life of a net lease investment sales broker. ...011 hours 41 min ago
+1How to prep for interviews at this stage (HELP!)Managed to get a handful of interviews guaranteed for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> recruitment but need to ask for some feedback. I have all the <span...010 hours 30 min ago
+2Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="//">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done in a...475 months 3 days ago
+7Wall Street drink: your fav one?Monkeys, Just for fun, I would like to know how and what do you drink. Personally I love Apple Martini or red/white wine during the dinner Hennessey - Remy Martin after dinner Night out with table Dom Perignon, Belvedere or Patron, obviously Enjoy 1341 day 14 hours ago
+10I worked on the Amazon / Whole Foods acquisition — AMA!Hi WSO! Since the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/amazon" target="_blank">Amazon</a></span>/Whole Foods acquisition seems to be the "hot topic of the day", I figured I'd help pay back the community for all the...3317 hours 38 min ago
+3Has anyone transferred from "non-target" to "target" University here?Hello, HAS ANYONE here transferred Universities? What were your requirements? What was the procedure you took? Do you THINK IT WAS WORTH IT? I am currently a 2nd year student of BA in Finance @ a "Non-target university" in Asia. I have a gap year (where I did nothing) and I...162 days 1 hour ago
+1Why does New Jersey SUCK so much?I was in the God-forsaken state of NEW JERSEY for way longer than I wanted to be this weekend. How is this state such a SHITHOLE? CHRIS CHRISTIE is the governor, there's so much TRAFFIC, and its ILLEGAL to pump your own gas. Does it have any REDEEMING VALUES besides having ABANDONED CASINOS...121 day 22 hours ago
+1Should I lie/exaggerate on my Business School application?Hi everyone. I am delighted to be part of this vibrant community. I did a bit of web development here and their. Like, maybe a few thousand dollars a year. Should I exaggerate this on my B school application, to account for a bit of unemployment? I did some freelance work online and stuff....912 hours 42 min ago
+1Urgent: Law to Business Transition Hello WSO, First time on the forum. I'm in need of some timely assistance with a transition that is now consuming my ability to live. Please offer anything you can to point me in the right direction. I was formerly enrolled as a law student on the west coast at a relatively...06 days 22 hours ago
+1What are some crazy routes to Investment Banking.This is my favorite one. Janitor or Lunch lady (or man) at a college (think MIT/Stanford/Harvard/UPenn) < breaking into the student body by developing a good relationship with the professors < major in Music < attend OCR < get a SA spot (think <span...372 days 17 hours ago
+2Can you all please stop making fun of Justine Tobin?I don't understand why everyone here hates on her. Type in "LinkedIn Tobin and Co Investment Banking." You'll see that Analysts who started getting expensive experience for a cheap wage were able to work at great IBs down the line (Think <span...62 hours 43 min ago
0Will Analysts be Replaced by Computers in near Future?Come on, this isn't some joke. IT IS HAPPENING NOW! All the major scientific articles are pointing out that AUTOMATION will replace the jobs. What skill do you have? Financial modelling? Well congrats, your job is just inches away from getting replaced by AI. Don't believe me?...32 days 4 hours ago
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0The Farm of The FutureThe agriculture industry has not been innovated in the last 10 years and this Beijing startup is trying to change that. Alesca Life is the name of the company and have started creating farms inside shipping containers. Their Beijing container can produce up to 60kg of vegetables per week with no...212 hours 49 min ago
0weight preparing beginners: 1. Subscribing to the possibility of all the more preparing volume levels with more bulk. I succumbed to this too back when I initially began lifting weights. Preparing a specific enduro rush gathering (frequently the garish ones, for example, the trunk and biceps) more than once every week and...22 hours 17 min ago
0Philisophical Dilema: Is the life of one American citizen worth more than the life of outsiders in other countries?Philosophical Abstract: Let's say there are 500,000 Syrian Refugees wanting to come into the US in 2018. For every 100,000 Syrian refugees that you take into the United States, 2 US citizens will be killed in terrorist attacks. So assuming you take all 500,000 there will be 10 US citizens...15 hours 41 min ago
0Goldman Sachs Summer Intern progressHi Guys, I've applied to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> Summer intern (<span class='keyword_link'><a...12 days 17 hours ago
0How to make a beauutiful wallpaper?I don't know how to make it? somebody help me I want to make a beautiful wallpaper to my love <3. Love her01 day 14 hours ago
0Is it okay to buy the same tie in a different color or just get a different tie?Is it okay to buy the same tie in a different color or just get a different tie? 41 day 13 hours ago
+4I don't know if investment banking is right for me anymoreThis is going to sound crazy to probably most of you, but just hear me out? So I'm an IB Summer Analyst, and I basically didn't even start yet other than orientation, training, etc, and I honestly don't feel like I belong? The IB culture doesn't fit with me at all so far...5523 hours 11 min ago
+5Not invited to colleague's wedding, insulting?It's wedding season, folks. I am a senior analyst and been in the office for a year after lateralling from the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span>. I'm one of the very...282 days 19 hours ago