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+70I'm TiredBurner account for venting purposes. I'm tired. I'm tired of working at a bank that never wins <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I bet they don't feel this way at Lazard. I'm tired of the umpteen thousandth pitch where...62
+55STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!!Starting my rant.... <rant> I just got asked about career planning for the move from <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, yet again. I've a lot of sympathy for my fellow...19
+51What does it feel like working 40-hour weeks? Working 55-60 hour weeks every week of the year has made me forget what it feels like having a 9-5 job. So those who do, what does it feel like?115
+32Investing Styles of Mario Characters<strong>Mario</strong> - Rational asset allocator, owns a good mix of low-cost index funds and ETFS <strong>Luigi</strong> - Incapable of second level thinking, investment theses are that he "believes in it", writes disingenuous Seeking Alpha articles, has...12
+25Women of WSO, when did you decide to have children and why, if at all?I'm wondering when you decided to have kids and how it affected your career. Was there a point at which you felt ready to have a family? Did some of you start off wanting children and then decide not to, or vice versa? I know that family life is traded off with a career in finance in the...46
+23The Case for Choosing a Non-TargetHello all. Long time lurker here who recently "made it" by winning a summer offer for 2019 at a top independent advisory shop (think EVR/CVP/PWP). I want to reflect on my experience recruiting and hopefully help out some prospective monkeys in the process. My background- I currently...35
+22Why do so few go into Real Estate?Theres no statistical evidence for this but, why is real estate second to most other financial services jobs? Most people in business school are primarily looking for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, consulting, <abbr title="asset...52
+22 Ever Met a Genius or Prodigy? Where Are They Now?I guess there are two sides to these kinds of stories: the geniuses that used their intelligence to achieve big things in their careers/lives and the ones that didn't. The terms "genius" and "prodigy" are used pretty loosely these days so I guess the answers to this...59
+20What are two conflicting viewpoints that you hold?One of mine is that I believe people should have the right to associate (example: do business with, date) with who they want, but I also believe that to discriminate against a person because of something they have very little to no control over, such as ethnicity, is wrong. What are some of...46
+19Never Give Up - A guide to success even if you're dumbLongtime lurker. First post. ###About me: I'm originally from the South. Growing up, I hated school. I'm talking about failing multiple classes, dreading going to school, and even getting suspended many times. I was diagnosed with ADD at a young age, but never wanted to take...7
+191st Big Boy Paycheck - Keep your heads up!Dear fellow monkeys, I've been meaning to write this for a month or so now, but hadn't gotten around to it. The reason I felt I had to was because it could be of some use and/or inspiration to many of you out there still looking for a job, and just so you know, there is hope for...19
+17What are you surprised is still around in the year 2018?Earlier this month, I asked what you guys thought would <a href="">be obsolete ten years from now</a> It got a shit ton of responses so going off of that, what do you are you surprised is still...55
+15Your Biggest Weakness?I'm in the middle of Ray Dalio's "Principles". He aggressively seeks out people's personality baselines in order to have more effective communication- i.e. put a detail-oriented person with a big picture person to stay on track but produce quality work, but have them...57
+15Work Life Hacks?What little things do you guys do to make your lives way easier? I'm talking tips and tricks you guys use on a daily basis to speed up efficiency, be better, or even just enjoy life more.30
+13What Was Your First Watch?Looking at watches, curious to see where everyone else started. I know there are plenty of posts on entry level watch recommendations but I’m more interested in what people actually bought and their thoughts on that. 50
+12Biggest Idiot You've Met?Professional or personal capacity, someone who just made you go "How do you put your shoes on in the morning?" A boss, a colleague, a classmate, whoever. I just want to read some dumb stories that make me want to rip my hair out.21
+12Sh*t-tests: How do you deal with negative people who try to bring you down as you rise in life/career?Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, long time stalker, first time poster. As you level up in your life and career, have you ever gotten any shit-tests from anyone and how do you learn to take them under your stride as you continuously climb the corporate...27
+12How to become well spoken?Hey guys, I know this is a weird question but here goes nothing. I've recently been watching a lot of Bill Ackman videos and see that he is extremely well spoken. He has a certain composure and elegance when he speaks. How does one learn to become like that? I was raised in the french...28
+12What Are Your Fitness Goals Right Now?To everyone looking to take care of themselves in the few seconds you get away from work, what are your fitness goals and how do you work to attain them when work often is at odds with them?53
+10The WSO Job Board is Now FREE The WSO Job board is now free for anyone that wants to apply...all anyone has to do is upload a resume and they will be allowed to submit their application. <P> <div class="text-center"> <a class="btn btn-success btn-lg text-center" id="Register...4
+10Awkward Phone Call MomentsWhat are the most awkward phone call moments you have been a part of? Whether it was your fault or the other person's fault doesn't matter. I'll start. I was on the phone earlier this week with an academic program manager to learn about their prep courses for the <abbr...17
+10Worst Places to Start in Commercial Real EstateLike the title says, I’m trying to figure out the worst first job you can have in commercial real estate. That way users can know to avoid it and aim for something equally easy to get but less hindering to your career. Based off what I’ve read here, appraisal and DUS lending seem to be...30
+10Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City We've been getting more events going on lately (Paris, Toronto, Charlotte & DC this month, plus <a href=""><abbr title="New York...117
+9What Music Do You Listen To Focus On Work?It’s late, you’re grinding out an assignment, you take out your headphones and hit play on something that will keep you awake and focused for a long stretch of grunt work. What are you listening to?36
+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 to enroll in...51
+9Lack of diversity in Banking/Finance**Let me start off by making a couple of points:** * Everything I will say is strictly my opinion or experiences that I have had * My experiences have led me to have a certain mindset and I am simply posting to see if anyone else feels this way or has any comments To keep it simple,...25
+9Lateral or B-School?Hi all, I'm currently an associate going into his 3rd year at a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. I'm starting to think of next steps and am curious to hear the thought process of those who were on a...5
+9Macro Monday: The Middle East####The Middle East I was feeling ambitious, so rather than post on Microsoft (coming soon) I thought I’d step out of my comfort zone and try something different. I honestly think the piece is fantastic, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much I enjoyed writing it. *PLEASE NOTE: this...4
+8Accounting major, can't seem to break into IBThis post is a bit of a desperation post and is two-parted, but I will start with my background. I am a senior in a 5 year master in accounting program at a solid and well-targeted public (you can probably guess). I spent my early part of college as a finance major and gained little traction in...26
+8Would you ever consider working in Residential Development? Something that isn't discussed as much on this forum is Residential Development. I am curious as to see if any of you guys would ever consider taking a job in this field? Knowing what you know now would you tell your younger self to consider going this route? Think for a major company such...40
+8How do I get my little brother to raise his standards in women? He's in collegeI know I sound like Steff in Pretty in Pink -- "if you got a hard-on for trash don't take care of it around me, pal" -- but it boggles my mind why he's with dirt when with just a little effort he could easily pull smart and fit 7s and 8s. I guess to understand the...20
+8Faking URM/LGBLT for recuiting?can banks call you out on these things? i figured they wouldn't question it since that would raise more issues for them. just curious though if anyone of you had stories of people who have gotten into serious trouble for doing so. (disclaimer - was never going to try this).28
+8UFC Turning into WWEWhat the heck even happened after the Khabib-McGregor fight? Ever since his fight with Mayweather, McGregor has been embracing that WWE lifestyle. Look, he's got banter and it's funny to hear him take a laugh at his opponents but he's been taking it too far as of late. I mean...66
+8AMA - deputy CFO at a listed tech companyhi all, I was previously the deputy CFO of a US-listed Internet company. My role included IR, <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, but not FP&A. I joined right after the <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr>, and...38
+7What level in Corp Dev after 2 years banking + 2 years PE?If I wanted to move into corp dev / strategy after finishing my <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> associate stint (with or without an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> after) what level would that equate to within an...36
+7Check out what these tenants did<img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/20181010_184722.jpg?itok=Eo14VXnS" alt="" /> <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/20181010_184947.jpg?itok=q9yKEq69" alt="" /> At least they left the backsplash :D Now it's...15
+7How much of paycheck do you actually save?I know it's pricey living in places like <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, San Francisco and L.A. ... but when you guys got your first <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> jobs, did you actually make/budget enough to save any money? Or in...26
+6How Helpful is an Employee Referral?I understand having a referral is helpful towards receiving an interview. Does anyone have a statistic based on the percentage of applicants that have an employee referral and therefore receive an interview? Does a referral guarantee an interview? I know the higher the position of the employee,...21
+6Career Paths/Exit OpportunitiesI think this would be very beneficial to a lot of people on this forum, so if you could list your career path to how you got to your position you are currently in now from undergrad, as well as the firm or at the least the size, it would be very appreciated. Ex: investment sales (think...5
+6Best School for Detroit Market Hello all. I live and work in Nashville as a year 1 financial analyst for the nation’s 3rd largest hospice company. I originally planned to go to Vandy for their <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> then make my way into <abbr title="investment banking...10
+6MSF Profile Evaluation: Class of 2020Hi everyone, Would like to get some feedback and suggestions on my profile and some schools that I am planning to apply for <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> programs (Summer/Fall 2019 intake). **Background:** * International (f-1 visa/Russia) * ...40
+6Coolest Inventions in Our LifetimeThere are so many amazing inventions that have already been invented or are set to be invented in the next decade or so. One thing that has been huge is the self driving cars that have become increasingly popular in the last few years. 50 years ago we would have never dreamed of sitting in a...34
+6Is accounting part of the financial industry?Is auditing and tax accounting part the "financial industry"? Or is it its own thing like consulting?24
+6Debt Fund Modeling / ArgusCalling all debt fund analysts/associates... I work at a mortagage <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> as an analyst and we are a typical bridge lender. I am curious to see how detailed other shops underwriting/modeling is. - Besides the typical...6
+6Biggest Trading Mistake - storiesmy worst first real job in my trading career at a new ibank on the Treasury Trading desk (was my 2nd job in a trading seat, but the 1st job i was the junior guy and didn't really take any significant risk, and didn't have a P&L budget to make), so i was making about...16
+6What do people wear at RE firms?What do people generally wear in real estate development, brokerages and REPE? Do they usually require a suit and all that jazz or are they more relaxed and allow business casual or a nice shirt and dress pants and shoes?22
+5Investment Sales or REPE?Hi All, I'm at a bit of a crossroads. My long-term goal is to work my way up at a top-tier PERE50 firm (something along the lines of Carlyle, Starwood, or Brookfield) and am wondering which of these 2 offers would give me the best prospect at breaking in. **Option 1** is to take a...23
+5How the hell do you contact Uber?Has anyone ever tried getting in touch with Uber? I've recently seen some questionable activity on my account (won't go further into details) and so I've been trying to reach them. There is literally no way to get in touch with them. The help email box simply gets dinged and is...15
+5AMA - 3 years software development to Power trading analyst at a supermajorHi..long time lurker, wanted to share some of my experiences going from software development (.NET c# and SQL development) and into a front office, trading analyst role on the power desk of an energy supermajor (bp/shell). for folks that have untraditional backgrounds (studied engineering, comp...6
+5Biotech finance: from IB to VC / HF to funded startupI worked in the healthcare IB group of a lower-tier BB, then was a biotech analyst at a $1.8B late-stage VC / growth equity fund / public equity fund, then founded a venture-backed biotech startup. I’ve also worked in advisory and BD roles with several startups and in finance and BD at...1
+5Mental Deal FrameworksIn the world of <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>/<abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, you're expected to make quick decisions regarding how you can make money. To do that, it's important to have some mental deal frameworks handy....6
+4Blacklist after a confidential lawsuitIs it possible to get blacklisted after suing my company for sexual harassment lawsuit? My bosses got fired and I got 280k from my settlement. Can I still find a job in finance? 11
+4Creating an Aerial Map for an OMWhat do you guys use when creating an aerial map to showcase surrounding attractions for an OM? Would appreciate some feedback.14
+4WSO Internships & Employment OpportunitiesJoin the Wall Street Oasis Team! <h4>Open opportunities for students: </h4> <ul> <li><a href="">Blogging Internship</a></li> </ul> <h4>Open opportunities for...11
+4Preparing for the buysideHello, I am currently a consultant (MBB) and have accepted an offer to join as a Pre-MBA associate for a lower middle market <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund next summer. What do you you think is the best way to prepare for the modeling component for my new...13
+4Work on the deals side or support of the Portoflio Would you rather work on the deal side or support the portoflio companies? Ceteris paribus - pay, hours, lifestyle ect. 8
+4HF Comp Out of IB - Current FiguresDoes anyone have numbers on current base / bonus rates for <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> analysts out of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> programs (1-2 years out of college)? Since <abbr title="hedge...3
+4RE Banking (Wells/PNC) vs. Intermediary (HFF)Hey guys, I'm a senior at a large SoCal school who's been interviewing at both Wells Fargo and PNC as well as HFF. I know I want to work in real estate but I'm not exactly sure which area to go into. I just wanted to get some opinions from people on this forum regarding the...11
+4Most Innovative Real Estate Projects and CompaniesAs I sit here at my desk procrastinating by flipping through Urban Land magazine, I'm peppered by images of Boston Properties/Hines' Salesforce Tower, a top ten list of buildings with technologies that add versatility and conserve resources, and a description of how Related's...7
+4"Walk me through a deal" for consultantsHi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Though the "Walk me through a deal" question has been covered extensively for bankers, **how should consultants prepare to answer these questions? ** At my firm (MBB), we typically do not have access to much of...3
+4Highest Paying Jobs Across All Industries ListHey guys, for fun, I've made a close-to-comprehensive list of the different roles and professions of each industry that pay well and that prospective students may be looking into. I need your help to make it fully comprehensive. The list has 3 key criteria: 1) The career must have the...34
+4collection of good (public) PPTsI have been assembling a list of well-formatted, informative PPTs. Since this IS WSO, I won't put anything proprietary up (DM me for that). But I WILL put up the decks that I've found online that I think are good. Please add to the list, because I'm always keen to learn...2
+3How do you go about filing your taxes?Title says it all. When tax season comes around, how do you go about filing? Do you fill out your returns by hand, use an online program, go to a tax place, or use a local tax guy/CPA?9
+3Entitled Brat Complaining to Managing PartnerThis happened at an alumni networking event a few days ago. I was chatting with a Managing Partner from an elite boutique when, all of a sudden, some girl approaches us in a somewhat confrontational manner. I can't remember what she said exactly but she was being so damn stubborn and kept...5
+3Did anyone self taught PythonHey Monkeys, I feel insecure being a liberal arts chimp. I wanna learn python and was wondering if any of you knew of a great source or class. Also, are there any other programming languages that you think are better than Python? Some of the options that I have considered: code academy,...7
+3Applying for a BB summer internship, should I include or leave out the fact I'm gay?Hi, Title says it all. I've heard that this can sometimes help your application, but at the same time, I don't know if I really want to include it. Should I? Thanks, Andy16
+3Get 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...50
+3Adderall... Does It Work?The majority of people on this site must be super smart, going to top schools, or extremely dedicated. Everyone has heard of adderall, the drug that can supposedly make you concentrate like a god and just "get in the zone". With the hours in banking and the crazy study that you do...10
+3Can ambition be built?Been doing some reflecting and don't feel as if I'm pushing myself nearly enough compared to others I've graduated with in finance. Parents are not ambitious in the slightest (still love them to death, no judgement) so anything I've accomplished so far has been of my own. My...6
+3Gloves for freezing officeHey Monkeys, I sit below the ac and it is getting a little intolerable. My hands are fckin freezing and I am having hard time typing. Do you think people will think its fckin weird if I wear gloves? Also, any suggestion for gloves?12
+3Valuations: Exit Ops/Business School ProspectsI've received an offer to work at a B4 in their Valuations & Business Modeling group and will be interning as a generalist. After the internship specialty groups are an option and I could choose your typical coverage/industry group (healthcare, pharma, industrials, <abbr...4
+3Good Book to Read on Aging PopulationHey Monkeys. I noticed that a lot of you are very smart on history. I'm trying to get smart on the aging population and the implications. Is there a book that does a good job on summarizing what happened throughout history when there are too many old people? Thanks.7
+3IS Analyst - Financing Assumptions Help? Hello everyone, So I am seeking guidance on how a debt fund would analyze a particular deal. I'm a relatively new analyst at an HFF/Eastdil and am currently working on a land deal which we'll be marketing as a resi condo development. My initial UW consists calculating profit margin...7
+3Credit Analyst - Commercial Real EstateI just interviewed with a bank for a Credit Analyst - Commercial Real Estate Internship. The responsibilities include analyzing portfolio credit quality, analyzing financial data, and managing assigned relationships and portfolio. It sounds like an interesting role, but I am not sure what the...6
+3WSO Caption Contest - Oct 12th... Collect Silver Bananas And Win A Free WSO T-Shirt<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Caption Contests are back! You 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 cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on...12
+3How do I go from the Big 4 to PERE?I’m an auditor in London who is about to qualify and I want to move into a <abbr title="private equity real estate">PERE</abbr> role. I understand that audit has limited relevance to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> as a general rule, so I’ve...9
+3SMU vs Washington and Lee for FinanceWhich of these schools would be better for landing an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> job. (Dallas and NY). Does BBA Scholar at SMU change anything?5
+3Stop merging old" @AndyLouis" There's an increasing amount of merged threads. Illustratively, a popular thread like [Ain't Nothing But A Peanut: Maintaining Your Best...2
+3Critique my Cold Email TemplateHey folks, Here is a cold email template that I created with the help of the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Networking guide and searching the forums. I am hoping that I can get some feedback before I start using it in the real world. Thanks Dear Mr/Ms....9
+3How to get my foot in the door of Private EquityHi, all, I'm a freshman from a non-target school who is really interested in pursuing a career in private equity. I have had coffee/phone chats with people from sell-side firms. Generally, they advise me to get into an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for...18
+3Big 4 Audit -----> Big 4 Transaction Support or Industry Corporate Finance AnalystHi All, I have been following <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> in the background for a while now and love all the help and tips everyone shares so thank you to all that contribute! I am in a dilemma and need some advice. I am based in the U.K. (London). I...8
+3What have been your darkest moments(professional or otherwise)? How did you come back from it?Its been a very very rough few months for me, and I'm only just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Looking for some did you come back from your darkest moments?4
+3What skills are most valued in CRE?Different industries require different skills. For example, if you're in Hollywood as an agent or actor you gotta be good with people. If you're a lawyer you gotta be detail-oriented, well-versed with politics and the law as well as being a good public speaker if you're a...3
+3HF career advice Hi all, Hope your week is going well. I’m a current member on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but made this throwaway for anonymity. As a quick summary, I hail from a non-traditional background (think natural sciences). After some time, I was able to...6
+3Which Decade(s) Had The Best Music?I'm definitely on the younger end of this community (born in 2000), but for me the late 70's and early 80's were some of the best years. The music had so much more meaning, the artists were iconic and revolutionary, and it was just a golden time for music imo. what are your...12
+3CB to IBHow hard is it to move from corporate banking to investment banking within the same firm? And also, outside the firm? Personal stories?6
+3Can an MBA Associate Ever be as Good as A2A?Buddy of mine is starting a gig as a full-time associate at an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> next year. He doesn't just want to be a passive associate, but someone who can run models and comfortably perform any task an analyst can. Is this even possible? If...6
+3Real Estate Technology Bubble?As many of us have read in the headlines recently, there have been multiple multi-billion real estate technology companies funded by SoftBank's Vision Fund. Recent funding rounds include WeWork, OYO Rooms, Katerra, Opendoor, Compass, and several others. I personally have a difficult time...7
+2Corporate Finance within financial services; exit opportunities/lateral potentialsI recently received a full-time offer for Corporate Finance Development Program within a major bank in US and I was wondering what are some potential exit opportunities for those who are doing Corporate Finance in financial services (banks etc). Is it possible to do a lateral to <abbr...9
+2Debt Analyst PreparationHey everyone, At one of the universities I go to, some of the major companies are having a <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> Finance Career Fair. Two big brokerages (CBRE and HFF) are going to be there. Both have Debt Analyst positions open (CBRE calls it...5
+2How to raise a fund - what I know, and what I'm clueless aboutHey all, I enjoyed the AMA on furndraising before, so I thought I'd share what I've learned again, but also to ask for help because in fact there's a LOT I don't know about fundraising and can learn from you monkeys. **What I've Learned** * fundraising is 65%...2
+2Looking for a Sophomore Summer Investment Banking InternshipCurrently, I am a second-year at a target school with a high GPA. I have applied to every <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> program for Sophomores that I quality for. However, now I am not sure what else I can do. I have sent well over a hundred cold emails but have...6
+2A phone for ants<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: After getting clobbered last week, tech continued to drag down the major indexes. </li> <li>Economic data: Retail sales ticked up just 0.1% in September. One of the reasons? You letting your friends know that...2
+2Only way to enter PE is via Headhunter?Hello, Not coming from I-banking so I already know everything is working against me. Still going to try though. Quick question though, is working with a headhunter the only way to land a job at a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm? Can you email the firm on the...7
+2Preqin vs PERE vs IREI FundTracker vs ???I have used Preqin in the past but curious what else is out there. I'm aware of <abbr title="private equity real estate">PERE</abbr> and IREI (FundTracker) having GP/LP databases. Does anyone else have a tip on other competitors to check out?2
+2Development Analyst Interview for previous Acquisitions AnalystLong time reader, first time poster. I've worked in acquisitions and asset management for the past year. A summer of project management and development prior to that. I have an interview for a development analyst position Friday and was curious if anyone had any advice on how to prep? My...2
+2Please Help Evaluate My "Profile"Hello All, I am a first time poster although I have been following the forums for quite some time now (yeah, I'm that guy that just lurks and reads but doesn't post). With that being said, I greatly appreciate everyone's input as in my opinion this is the #1 website/place...5
+2Do business schools prefer regional ties? e.g.,if someone takes a PE job in SF, better chance at Stanford, Philly/Wharton, etcTitle sums it up........................................................................................11
+2Weed, Shrooms, What's Next?[Canada's had medical marijuana for a while.]( [Atai is funding American studies for psychedelics to treat...3
+2Preferred Return - Waterfall Calc - Noncummulative/Non-accrualI'm creating a waterfall model. Need help on definition. The first hurdle says its a non-accruing, non-compounding preferred return. Is non-accruing the same as non-cummulative? Thank you.9
+2US Visa for International Student (Masters from LSE)Hi, I completed my masters from <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr> earlier this year. I have been looking for opportunities in the US. But, I hear that a lot of banks are unwilling to sponsor international candidates this year. Does anybody have a...9
+2The Truth About Wealth Management Hello all! Today, i’d like to reveal the truth about an industry that may have a lot of smoke in the mirrors to it and may not be as transparent as it is. I’d like to break down each section and as well break down the pros and cons to this industry. First, let’s start off on what it...1
+2Couple of questions about CRE Development1) I read an article on M&I (Link wont work but it was called "How to Break Into Commercial Real Estate and Build an Empire") about commercial real estate. It states that Real estate development is the most risky business to get into in the industry and that people working at...4
+2Are You Going to Vote in the Midterm Election?Recent data indicates that [many young people are not enthusiastic about voting ]( the upcoming midterm election. Do you plan on voting?9
+2Best Place to gather economic data when valuing multifamilyI need some go to data sources for putting together an economic overview of a certain city where I'm drafting an offering memorandum for a multifamily building. I'd appreciate some suggestions.6
+2Best Undergrad Major for HF Hi WSO! I am at a top 5 engineering/stem school and decided against studying finance. I am currently a statistics major but was considering switching. For anyone in the industry, which majors out of these would be looked at most favorably in your opinion? <abbr title="Credit...3
+2Lateral MovementFresh undergrad 3 months into Tier-2 MC (think LEK, ATK, Parthenon, S&, OW, Deloitte S&O), want to know the disadvantages and advantages of moving into another Tier 2 MC within the first 6 months. My plan is to do get into <abbr title="venture...6
+2Bespoke Shoes.Have anyone have experience with bespoke shoemakers before? What do you look for in a good cobbler? It's hard for me to wear store-bought shoes because my foot size is weird. 6
+2In a Pinch - Need a big investor fastI need an investor that can put up approximately $5M and sign off on the bridge financing I would need for this particular multifamily asset (as my net worth is too low). The numbers have been crunched, the seller is in a pickle, and I would need to move fast to get this done before he settles...6
+2Jane Street vs CitadelGot trading intern offer from Jane Street Capital and Citadel. Any insights on each company's intern program and which one is better for future career?9
+2Deutsche Bank 2019 Summer Analyst MegathreadHey guys -- just figured I'd go ahead and start a thread for Deutsche Bank, mainly in regards to <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. Anyone got updates on DB's <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> recruiting process?3
+2Does anyone use GIS? Interested to learning about GIS for both buy side and sell sideI'm a student in an Urban Development program (RE focused) in a top 10 Canadian school. We use GIS (Geographical Information Systems/Science) in a lot of classes and assignments. Specifically ArcGIS. I know GIS is great at looking at data over geography, and I'm wondering if...12
+2S&T or ER --> IBI know it's been discussed at length, but is it better to do <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> and <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> or <abbr title="equity...3
+2Biggest Hubs for RE Jobs in USAs it is explained above, I'm curious what the biggest hubs for RE jobs are in the US. Is it as simple as <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>, LA, and Dallas?6
+2"2018a" meaningHi all, What does "2018a" means in finance? I don't understand why there is an "a" at the end... Cheers5
+2Best Groups to Snipe Talent From?Looking for recommendations on specific groups/firms I should be targeting to snipe talent from. We typically buy/invest-in companies with under $10M rev in the eComm/consumer brand space. We've been targeting an assortment of LMM firms because the <abbr title="bulge...2
+2M&A Premium AnalysisHi guys, Could you please describe me how this method works? For me, you take 30 precedent transactions (similar industry, size etc), then you estimate the premium paid over the share price for all these precedent transactions in comparison with the average share price during the 1 day, 7 day...3
+2On hold after Superday, thoughts on what to do?I was informed by recruiters that my status is placed on hold after an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> superday I attended. They said they would get back to me by 2 weeks so I'm assuming this is like a...6
+2Categorizations of debt in LBOIf a typical <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> has debt providers defined by the following levels: Revolver Term A Term B Senior Sub Mezz At what point does lien 2 start? Said another way, can Term A and B both be considered first lien? Then, would...3
+2Undergrad for RE positions?What undergrad should someone pursue for the following 3: REPE, <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> Brokerage, RE IB? Also what undergrad degree should pursue for RE Dev. I assume something finance/business related but someone told me that civil engineering...3
+2Value wordsWhat words do you use to describe an asset whose value is high or low? Rich, aggressive, overvalued, undervalued, cheap, etc. 6
+2Bain/BCG vs. Top MM IBSerious help needed, and please no snarky answers. I'm attending a top-20 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program and was fortunate enough to have received a BCG/Bain offer in non-NYC/SF location, and an offer from what this community...8
+2Losing Our Jobs - Incoming 2019 FT Analysts With the 10-year rising, the yield curve starting to flatten, and major indices starting to tumble, what are the risks of the 2019 <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> analyst class losing our jobs before starting in June/July 2019? Are accepted offers legally binding? What...2
+2What are you most thankful for?I have never experienced true pain or loss in my life. I am extremely thankful for this but am aware that I will be put in a situation in the future that I am not mentally prepared for.7
+2Any CMBS folks here? have a structuring questionI am working on an acquisition transaction where there will be zero cash flow in year 1. However, at loan closing, there will be a lease signed to a tenant for 30 years, so extending well beyond the loan term. The tenant is solid and I believe the sponsor will use year 1 to use some of the...17
+2big 4 vs corporate banking --> IB?which would be easier to transition into IB? big 4 <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">m&a</abbr> consulting: post merger integration work Corporate banking at a BB: very modeling light, but we are housed under the <abbr title="investment...15
+2Located 6000 miles away looking for a job / business analystLooking for a job.Good paying job.Just one job.$$$$ matter to me.Please no lecturing.Job or no job. I am a US of A citizen. PSU/Oregon graduate. Mgmt info system. GPA 3.03.10
+2Hurricanes and Real Estate Development This is a serious question. Given the recent hurricane in Florida, I wanted to know what kind of opportunities are out there for developers after hurricanes. Do they actually look toward redeveloping an area quickly or what are some examples of this after previous hurricanes, etc 3
+2RBC Capital Markets vs Citi Investment Banking Summer InternshipPlease help! I'm fortunate enough to have received offers for summer analyst positions at Citi and <abbr title="Royal Bank of Canada">RBC</abbr> Capital Markets (both generalist <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> offers, both in NYC)....4
+2Well Fargo FAP SuperdayI have a superday coming up for Wells Fargo Middle Marketing banking in Los Angeles through the Financial Analyst program. I was curious what to expect for the super day or the kind of technically they'll be asking? I feel like I've heard really simple answers like just know the...4
+2Learning a Language vs. Learning to Code vs. ReadingStrange question, but I've found myself with quite a bit of spare time recently and want some input on how to best spend it. Also, some may say just follow the markets/prep for buyside recruiting, and these options are for things to do in addition to that, rather than in spite of that. My...4
+2Chitown Fiscal IssuesLet's hear it fellas. How are people underwriting RE Taxes and/or looking at deals in Chicago? What are your thoughts on taxes in Chicago and the macro economic performance of Chicago going forward? Let's have some good discussion going here.3
+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
+2Which BB/EB/MM firms are still recruiting???Now that fall recruiting has commenced, which firms are still open? I noticed that the threads that are similar to this one have been pretty empty. Let's try to use this thread to see which firms are still open!7
+2MBB vs MM PEHigh guys. I got junior internship offers at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> consulting firm plus a middle market <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm (AUM is btw 1-5 bil). I'm having a hard time making the decision of...6
+2Having a honest conversation with MD about leaving bankingWas wondering if anyone has asked their MD about exit ops and opportunities outside of banking. I dont want to continue to be a banker (would be analyst to associate promote) and I want to have an honest conversation with my MD about moving on but want to frame the discussion to maybe ask him...1
+2Harassment Someone I know started go get drinks with her bosses every single night. After few months the managing director tried to kiss her and she said no and let her go. She told her other boss about it and told him not to report it but later she hired lawyer to sue the company. The company fired both...4
+1Timing of the follow up email?What would be a good time to send an email after a phone chat/informational interview? The phone call took place on Saturday and I'm not sure if I should send the follow up on the same day (since it's weekend) or Monday? What I was thinking is that since he was willing to talk to me on...2
+1Invest in Forex: Buy GBP Pairs nowThe dollar solidified against the pound and euro on Monday as unsuccessful British endeavors to anchor a Brexit bargain in front of a key European Union summit fortified worldwide financial specialists' inclination for place of refuge monetary standards. The euro exchanged around 0.13...1
+1Breaking into M&A from a non-targetI am writing today because I am trying to break into investment banking <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>. I did not have a summer analyst position & it is off cycle recruiting, but many middle market & regional firms are still hiring. I have a...1
+1Mercer Career Consulting Analyst InterviewHi, so I am going to be interviewing for the Career Consulting Analyst position at Mercer, and I heard that there will be Human Capital cases. I have never done a case interview before, so I'm not sure what to expect. Does anyone have any advice on how to prepare for these Human Capital...1
+1What was your first and/or current car?What was your first car, and what's your current one? What made you pick that car over others? My first car was an old Jaguar XJ8 when I was 16, I bought it for $1,000 and put a refurbished transmission in it. Current car is a Maserati Granturismo Sport.3
+1UMN econ non-standard education... Sophomore internships?Edit: Is there a better subforum to post this in? Quick backstory: I studied aircraft maintenance right out of high school, then wound up doing portfolio management for a regional real estate firm for a few years. I'm "transferring" back into school, attending University...1
+1Off-Cycle IB at BAML in UKDid anyone hear back from the off-cycle <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship for <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>. Applications closed Aug 31. My application is under review but I think they already started...1
+1Accepted into Darden, did early decision for Duke. Should I wait for Duke?If Duke calls me I have to go but I'm already at Darden. If Darden is a better program for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> I'm not sure if it's wise to wait. What do you guys think? Is Darden better for IB?3
+1American citizen interested in UK Bulge Bracket Jobs- Is there a chance? American citizen interested in UK Bulge Bracket Jobs- Is there a chance?...Considering Visa issues etc.1
+1BNP PARIBAS 2019 SAHi everyone, Didn't see a thread on this yet. Since BNP Paribas is one of the banks with a more relaxed timeline, I was wondering if anyone is recruiting for their US offices and how that process is going? Feel free to include other banks with similar timelines. I just had my first...1
+1Trudeau is Flexing[New 25% steel tariffs]( on non-Canadian steel. Interesting to see how this will affect TSX today, Canada only has one publicly traded steel company, [Russel...1
+1Am I worrying for nothing regarding these travel expenses?I recently interviewed with a small shop in a nice metro area that isn't <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>/SF. This team is not local to me, they're half the country away, so I was in from out of town. I hit it off with them, and they invited me to their <abbr...1
+1RX interview LondonHi all, I have a first round interview at a top <abbr title="Restructuring">RX</abbr> shop in London and wanted to ask the community for advice on preparation. I have looked through relevant threads but wanted to ask how <abbr...1
+1A trip to Bali<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>U.S. markets: If all the red above didn't get the message across...well, stocks continued their major slide Thursday. The Dow is down over 1,300 points in the last two days, and the S&P notched its sixth straight day of losses....1
+1UK SA Superdays at BBFor applicants from NA will they have a team fly out to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and we interview with them there or would we get flown out to UK? I've heard both answers so curious as if anyone has heard of how <abbr title="Goldman...1
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+1Winter is comingMonkeys, This is my first full time job and hence going to be my first winter dressing up in professional clothes. I'm about to go out and buy a Canada Goose but I have a feeling my balls are going to be freezing with the pants that I currently have. In short, how do you keep your legs...1
+1Looking for a Msc Finance - Some recommendations?Hello everyone, I am 26, hold BBA and work experience as a financial controller in a startup (5 years), co-founder and CFO of a startup (2 years) and 4+ years of <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> analyst in collaboration with a senior <abbr...4
+1Leave incomplete masters degree off CVSo I’m in my third year of <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> work now and I’m applying for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst positions since I don’t have enough deals experience to go for associate role and I’m willing to start...3
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+1Will SNAP be Acquired?More than 3 years ago, Facebook attempted to buy Snap Inc. for around $3bn. Snap rejected, IPO'ed and at some point reached a market cap of $30+bn. As of right now, Snap's market cap is around $8bn and its stock trading near all-time lows. Do you think Facebook would eventually...4
+1M&A Deal OriginationHi monkeys I am currently working at an <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> industry group and my MD has asked me to bring an origination idea for the next group meeting on Thursday and have no idea how to approach this. I have less than 1-year...2
+1Buy side execution vs AM advisory vs IB S&T Hi all, Hoping to get some inputs with regards to some of the choices I have going forward for career: A little bit more about myself, I'm currently a final year student studying Mathematics & Computer science at a semi-target. I've done a number of internships, notably at a...1
+1Rockefeller Capital ManagementDoes anybody have any familiarity with Rockefeller Capital Management/summer internships in their <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> division? I know they are run by Greg Fleming from MS/<abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>,...2
+1Recommend me some Undergrad Econ Schools please!Hey guys, not sure if this is the right place but I'm a high school senior in the process of applying to college and I'm having some trouble finding good economics programs that I can reasonably get into. This is because most websites rank business schools, which often don't offer...1
+1Convexity adjustment Hey! Can you please help me with following question? We have a YTM for 3 year bond and for 5 year bond of one type and on one yield curve. We can calculate a yield for 3 year bond. However, the yield for 3-year is on the line between 2 and 5. How to make a 3 year YTM on the curve? With...1
+1Will 10yr yields reach 5%?In a media conference after <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan released earnings, Jamie Dimon said he is still standing by the claim he made in August about rates <blockquote> I have much higher odds of it being 4% than other people </blockquote> Two...4
+1To PMs and Junior PMs: MM vs SM pathHave a question to PMs in equities: am considering an established value <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> vs an established SM. <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> total comp lower initially, but stronger curve in the long-term if the...1
+1Bodie Kane Marcus Investments 10th edition -- Solutions ManualI would appreciate a PDF copy of BKM Investments 10th edition & Solutions Manual. John.wortham2016(at)gmail(.com) Thank you o much!1
+1Cash out of negative shareholder equity If a company has a good amount of positive cash balances but negative retained earnings, is there any way to provide dividends/payments for its shareholders?1
+1What brands clothes to wear for woman in investment bank?What fashion brands for women in investment bank to wear? I only know Brooksbrothers, anything else?1
+1Burn Bridge for Micro-Boutique?? HELPHi everyone, I need some serious advice. **I just got an offer to work at a micro boutique firm yesterday.** I recently, however, just moved to <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> to do valuations at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firm...4
+1Data Scientist looking to move into Investment Banking, what challenges can i expect? Low GPA Auto Ding?Hey everyone. Long time lurker first time poster **My BIO: ** A few things about me, I graduated last year from I am now currently employed as a data scientist at an analytics firm( think cambridge analytica but with more morals), I've spent six months within this role and I've...5
+1Two Sigma Business Innovation and GrowthI have a phone interview with this group next week, does anyone have any insight on the interview / group? Any info would be helpful!1
+1UnitedHealth/Optum M&A/Corp Dev?Have a superday with this team next week for an immediate postgrad. Seems like an exciting opportunity, but I don't know anything about how it's viewed/potential exit opportunities (apparently there's strong exits within UHG). Not a lot of content about these guys despite seeming...1
+1Stout IBAnyone know anything about Stout IB? (most articles seem to be outdated or focused on their valuation team) Particularly interested in their LA office2
+1HFF - Loan Sales GroupAnyone have insight as to what this group does on a day-to-day and any interactions they've had with them? Not entirely sure how this group would differ from structured debt. Less prestigious? 1
+1UnitedHealth/Optum M&A/Corp Dev? (x-post CF)(Crossposting from CF since that forum is pretty quiet and the info would be relevant on this end) Have a superday with this team next week for an immediate postgrad. Seems like an exciting opportunity, but I don't know anything about how it's viewed/potential exit opportunities...4
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+1NYC Commercial Rent ControlAnyone following the “Small Business Jobs Survival Act" (Intro 737)? Followed the discussion a bit in the spring. Supposedly the city has no legal power to enact the it, but news outlets are picking up the reporting this week. Proposed law would apply to all commercial leases and...1
+1War plan: what to do?Hello, monkeys, Throwaway account to raise some doubts about what should I do. Had a few internships at Inv. Banking and now working as an intern at a CF firm doing valuation. I have had difficulties in converting my previous internships to full time offers because of headcount issues - I was...1
+1Question to bankers that hold H1B visaTo those who hold or have held an H1B visa while working as a banker. When you cross the border and talk to a customs officer, are you able to say openly that you work as an investment banker? In other words, are there only certain occupations that are approved for the h1b, similar to the TN...1
+1PWM/PB QuestionsHey guys had a couple questions about <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr>/<abbr title="private banking">PB</abbr> since I'm thinking about pursuing it. 1) How is the job security like? Trying to get an overall feel of <abbr...2
+1Where should i do my exchange semester in europe? I have a 4.5/6 average but do have a strong CV with IB M&A Experience at a BBHi guys, I am currently studying at HSG with an average of 4.5/6 and am looking to do at least 1 exchange semester abroad. What universities in Europe (except germany) do you recommend for someone who wants to go into IB? I know that in England UCL, Oxbridge, <abbr title="London School...2
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+1YTM spread in Bloomberg terminalHey! Can you please help me with following question? How to find weighted average YTM spread between corporate and goverment Eurobonds (for the same currency and country) in Bloomberg terminal? Thank you!5
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+1Deutsche Bank internship, too risky?Got offered a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position with Deutsche (Jax) for this upcoming summer. No other <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> offers, just one corp fin from a tech company back home. Is deutsche too risky to...1
+1Excel and Open Notes on a Valuation ExamSo my valuation professor is allowing our class to use Excel, open notes, and open book for a midterm. What kind of excel models, solvers, macros, etc, would you prepare for the test (considering time-efficiency). Here is a overview of whats being tested and what to watch out...1
+1Cash treatment in minimum equity requirement for buyoutLooking for some thoughts/opinions on: In a buyout where existing cash on target's B/S is being used to fund transaction costs, can one make an argument for this cash being added to the equity injection (by new sponsors) for purposes of calculating minimum equity requirement?1
+1Blackstone asset management portfolio company compensation info.What can I expect for compensation at an asset management firm ( who manage assets, and <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> activity for Blackstone) who is considering me for a role at their firm? They are approximately 30 people. They manage about 5GW in...1
+1Anyone have the perfect Spotify playlist? Looking for the perfect playlist to capture the mood in the linked post for post-all nighters spent working on a deal (great read btw). Think "Sunlight hurts my eyes".... Would also appreciate playlists to get #REFed to post-deal...1
+1Seeking help for PNC Summer Intern First Round InterviewI am a sophomore at a semi-target, and I was selected for first rounds for PNC summer internships in their asset management group or for corporate/institutional banking - capital markets. Which should I pick? The capital markets one would be harder but more related to <abbr...1
+1CSC Generation PE Associate - Anyone familiar?Anyone familiar with CSC Generation? Searched through the forums and couldn't find anything on them outside of a post from someone asking for help with a case study that sounded similar to the one they ask you to complete during the initial screening process. The firm appears to be...2
+1Global Finance & Business Management Summer Analyst JP MorganHey guys, I am new to this so I am probably posting on the wrong forum. Please leave any feedback on this post as neccessary. I recently just got an offer from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> at their global finance & business management program for 2019 summer. I...3
+1Have decent resume but no IB experience/internships - still possible to make IB out of undergrad?Current undergrad senior and have decent resume: top 50 US undergrad business school(non <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> target though), GPA 3.85, internship at large Asset Management(Data analytics) and Big Four audit experience, know three languages and...1
+1Amazon entering banking Have you guys heard about Amazon looking at getting into banking? I’m not sure how I feel about that right now. Obviously the retail side of banking is changing (fewer...1
+1Break into tradingHi, I am currently working as a valuation analyst outside of wall street. I have always wanted to get into trading but have never been able to crack the code. I went to an smaller school and because of a very fun first two years in college don't have an impressive GPA. I'm trying...1
+1BNP Paribas Global Markets Best GroupsHey guys, just received an offer for 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> at BNP Paribas Global Markets (S&T). I'm looking for some insight into some of the groups to see where my interests lie/best fit. I'm looking for something with a more...1
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+1AT Kearney vs. Accenture Strategy Comparing Offers between AT Kearney and Accenture Strategy. How would you evaluate and pick between the two offers? Main factors to consider : 1.) type of projects (strategy & growth preference), 2.) Culture and competitive position in industry 3.) Compensation ATK: great people,...1
+1How to deal with really mismatched deadlines & ask for an extension/forcing other firms to accelerate?I'm interviewing for a couple of <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> firms for internships, and the spread of the timelines is really weird - no interview invite yet even though I've had a positive from a lot of the larger firms like T. Rowe and Wellington,...1
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+1Will Goldman's business model survive?I was just recently thinking about this. What are everyone's thoughts on Goldman's business model? Is it sustainable? When looking at other <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> on the street, more and more have been moving away from the high-risk...1
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+1SocGen M&A Trainee LondonDoes anyone know anything about this? Applied through employee referral. Was reached out by HR and told to fill out their portal with my info. They're supposed to follow up with interview dates. It's a 6-month trainee position. What's the difference between that and an...1
+1JP Morgan Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries Superday questionsGot a super day for this position coming up for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>. Anyone been through the process and can shed any light on it?2
+1Should I consider Global Finance and Business Management at J.P. Morgan?Hi, My long term plan is to break into <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> and just looking to get into finance at the moment. I plan to in about 5-6 years pursue a <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> at a...1
+1Should I quit my job for an internship?So here is the dilemma. I am graduating from a non-target in the spring and have no internship experience. I couldn’t afford school, so I worked full time at retail banks (Wells Fargo, <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> Chase) during my studies. I am licensed and deal...1
+1Maranon Capital Analyst Program?Does anyone have any insight into the Maranon Capital analyst or associate program? Saw them on an article on PEHub the other day. Seems like a solid shop that invests Senior, mezz, and equity. Not too sure of it’s reputation but seems to have an analyst program on the investment side, with...0
+1Mizuho IB Thoughts?What are your thoughts on Mizuho <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship and full time? Curious to hear on <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> deal flow, exit opps, compensation, culture, etc. Recently had a superday...3
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+1Stepstone Private Equity ? anybody knows anything about Stepstone private equity summer analyst positions in New York ? Do they do private equity fund investments or direct deals ? I don't see them on any buyouts lol. Thanks!4
+1Consulting vs. PE for Business SchoolHey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> users, I'm currently a senior in undergrad having a hard time choosing between two full-time job opportunities. One is in strategy consulting at a boutique firm, and the other is an entry level analyst position at a middle...3
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+1Tier 2 BB vs Small PEHave full-time offer with Tier 2 <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. Was contacted about potential opportunity at a small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> for analyst programme, around £1-2bn in size, apparently doing very well atm. Is...2
+1Dow and out<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li> U.S. markets: We'll get to the damage in just a sec...but another measure to keep your eye on is the VIX. Wall Street's "fear gauge" jumped 44% to hit its highest level since April.</li> <li>Weather:...1
+1Senior/Student Housing REPEI just took a new job at a boutique private equity shop with a fresh allocation to invest in primarily senior and student housing all over the US. I am moving from the investment sales side supporting multifamily. My new job will be a mix of modeling, due diligence, and asset management. Will...1
+1MM Funds - On-Cycle vs. Off-CycleI'm currently an analyst at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr>, starting to plan for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruitment. I'm targeting LMM to <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> funds approx....1
+1Who wins out: The calm operator or The aggressive competitor I've been reading Machiavelli again recently and found a little section about how fortune favors ones who have the audacity to act upon opportunities often triumph over his more calculating peer. In your experience, do the calculating mastermind or thegressive colleagues get the promotion...5
+1Last Christmas for SearsAfter years of slowly liquidating its assets to avoid bankruptcy, Sears seems to be reaching its end. The company is on the verge of bankruptcy and is trying to reach a deal with its lenders to keep around 900 of its stores open till Christmas. Sears has not found a buyer for its business yet...1
+1Post IB Exit opps —> Maranon CapitalPosted this in the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> thread already, but curious as to see if anyone has any insight into the Maranon Capital analyst/associate program, seems like a solid shop that invests throughout the whole capital structure (senior/mezz/equity)....0
+1CAPM vs Cost of equityTo all the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> hardos out there, what would you say are the main differences between <abbr title="capital asset pricing model">capm</abbr> and cost of equity? Also how often do you use both and what do they each...1
+1Upcoming Corporate Development InterviewHi everyone, I have an upcoming virtual interview with a company's corporate development director... My background: math and econometrics major in college, currently in a MSM/<abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr> program. Previous long-term <abbr...1
+1Demise of BAML? I’m sure you have seen it. Articles everywhere the past few days including WSJ and <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr>. <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr> falling in league tables, bankers leaving constantly, bad hierarchy and no...1
+1Simple Advice For BrokersLittle bit of advice to land brokers from a developer. I get that you are ultimately trying to get the best value for client, but try to be somewhat reasonable with regards to future use, pricing, etc. A young guy who has been trying to get us a deal just pitched a Class B workforce garden...1
+1Veteran looking for advice on getting Internships during the School YearJust looking for advice or guidance. I'm a Senior Finance Major at a non-target school with an internship at a Hedge Fund under my belt but I'd like to get into Investment Banking. I haven't had to much time for Internships other than that since I was in the Air Force for the past...4
+12018 Management Consulting Salary DiscussionHere's the annual discussion released for salaries. I can confirm a couple incorrect points on the site for undergrads: Deloitte S&O (deloitte as a whole) does not pay a performance bonus until two years later, also Strategy& does not pay 90k first year to undergrads, 75k +5k seems...3
+1Career shift to an advisory role with Big 416 plus years of experience with a one year <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> from India. 11 plus years of post <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> experience in IT Consulting as Business Analyst,...1
+1Heel too high?I have heels that are basically identical to the Abigail Grand Pump (85mm) from Cole Haan in black. (Can't post links, easily searchable, sorry.) I was wondering if you think they're too tall for an everyday look? Past threads seem a little ambiguous. Just wanted a second opinion....3
+1how to account for fx impact in financial model?Hi everyone, I recently started looking at a company that reports in USD but has subsidiaries in LatAm markets. Given that EM currencies do depreciate quite significantly over time, I'm trying to see how to incorporate it in my model. The company is exposed to translation (repatriation of...1
+1Series 7 shorter versionHello, Did anyone have a chance to take shorter version of Series 7 exam after October 1st? How did it go? Any advise? Taking it soon. Thanks.2
+1Building Finance Recruitment Marketplace – Input NeededI am currently conducting market research for a recruitment marketplace startup serving financial services, public accounting, and management consulting companies and professionals. Our goal is to build a tool that actively finds professional opportunities for you. I am currently looking for...1
+1Off-Cycle questions<abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan hireview: 3 questions of 3 minutes with one time recording ! There is a 30 sec of preparation for each question.1
+1Building Recruitment Marketplace – Input NeededI am currently conducting market research for a recruitment marketplace startup serving financial services, public accounting, and management consulting companies and professionals. Our goal is to build a tool that actively finds professional opportunities for you. I am currently looking for...2
+1Recruitment Marketplace Startup – Input NeededI am currently conducting market research for a recruitment marketplace startup serving the finance industry. Our goal is to build a tool that actively finds professional opportunities for you. I am currently looking for feedback from finance professionals, to assess the greatest needs are...1
+1Good lateral from programming/gamedev - Systematic Trading & Simulations?Hello, I am looking to lateral to the trading/finance industry. My experience is in game development and programming. B.S. in Physics, M.S. in computer science. Target company should: * use a systematic approach * preferably use simulations * not be a high frequency trading fund I...1
+1JPMorgan Global Finance & Business Management Internship Program I recently received an invitation to a super day in Brooklyn for the Global Finance and Business Management internship program. I was wondering if anyone on here could offer any insight on what to expect and what sort of technical questions might be asked. Thanks!1
+1Need Help! IBD Interview case studyHi guys, I have an interview (IBD) within UBS next week and I will have a "valuation case study" & I was wondering if some of you guys have case studies (with the correction) so that I can train! I would really helps! Many thanks1
+1Citi SA 2019 KoruHey y'all, Recently applied for an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position at Citi and immediately got a Koru invitation right after. Upon completing it asked if I wanted the results, ofc I said yes and put in my email. I haven't gotten a...2
+1Ankura Restructuring InterviewI have a interview with Ankura sometime next week for their restructuring and turn around group. Since they're a fairly new firm there's not a lot of information online Does anyone have any idea what to expect or how to prepare? Mostly behavioral, or technicals and case interviews?1
+1When calculating DPO and DIH in Working Capital schedule, do you base that off of COGS, or COGS + D&A?I'm working through an exercise right now that lists COGS in an absolute dollar amount on the income statement, and lists D&A as a % of revenue. What I'm wondering is if you calculate Days Payable Outstanding and Days Inventory Held by using COGS, or COGS + D&A, and...3
+1Brand Name or People what's more important as an analyst- the people you work with or the brand name of the firm- what is more important in deciding which firm to join?1
+1Question about Hidden OrdersHey guys, I have been looking into <abbr title="high frequency trading">HFT</abbr> and had a quick question about placing hidden orders. If I place a **HIDDEN** order to buy/sell on the **OPEN**...are any high frequency trades / algorithms able to see/find my...1
+1How does the seller get paid in a LBO - technically speakingprobably a stupid question, but i can't seem to understand the mechanics behind an <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr>. Let's say that the Target company raises debt and equity, and has some cash in its balance sheet. Now the seller need to exchange his...3
+1Choosing between entry paths into PEHi guys, I am at somewhat of a dilemma, and wanted to get some outside perspective into the decision I am facing. I am an European monkey about to graduate with Msc by the end of the year and want to land a upper <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> (e.g. Bain Cap,...1
+1Breaking into Big 4 valuations?Say I work at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> doing corporate banking for one year and let's say I am unable to lateral into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> within my own bank. How hard would it be for me to move into a big 4...1
+1What is more important- Brand name or the peopleI have two offers for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> analyst positions, from Evercore and a British boutique- having a really hard time deciding but ultimately comes down to a few things Evercore has a better brand name than the boutique, even though they are still...1
+1Mid-Market PE Firms pushing digitalization to manufacturing portfolio co's?Any PE firms interested in leveraging digitalization to manage manufacturing operational costs at portfolio co's, please give me a shout. Working with several PE firms including Industrial Opportunity Partners, Catalus Capital and their mid-market manufacturing portfolio co's now....1
+1MAJOR grading mistake by top UniversityHello everyone. I have an issue I was wondering if anyone can advise me about. I recently graduated from a top target in Europe for finance and I have proof that they made two mistakes with my grades. After I got my results in the summer I requested information about my grades for 3...2
+1Sell services to PEHi Everyone, New at <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and wanted input from qualified individuals in the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> world. I did a few searches and didn't found an answer, hence, this posting. So what is...2
+1I'm buying a TraxxasGrowing up poor, I never was able to have those fancy Nikko or Tyco RC toys. Now that I make my own money, I decided to revisit a childhood dream and purchase a fancy RC car. It appears they no longer make a Typhoon equivalent, those always looked so cool to me. ![d][d] <!-- Images...3
+1Career path with significant exposure to securities and real estateAs I'm planning for my next career move, just want to see if there are any other opportunities to work heavily with both securities and real estate other than the general paths (CMBS underwriting, B-Piece buying). While B-piece buying would be my go to next step, it is a very niche market...2
+1How would you play this?Trying to help someone I consider a mentee, feel awful for this guy and have never heard of a situation like this so your input would be great. In a nutshell: intern had a great summer, stellar performance review and left his summer gig under the impression that he'd have a <abbr...1
+1BNP Superday Global MarketsIf anyone had a super day with BNP and could provide any insight on it, it would be really helpful. 2
+1Goldman Sachs superday 2018I had a super day interview with Goldman Sachs for a sophomore investment banking internship for summer 2019. I got a call back 2 days later saying that they need more time to consider me after the super day interview so they would get back to me next week. Please, what does this mean?3
+1Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence) - What did you exit into?For those of you that moved on from Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence) - I'm curious to find out what you went on to do? **Answer Template** Title: Industry: Pay: *STET, bump or drop* Hours: *Better or Worse* Culture: Hindsight: *Was it the right move or the wrong...3
+1Is it okay to include an upcoming position on your resume?Hi there! I'm about to apply to a summer internship at an asset manager to help with equity research. I go to a target school, but my school has policy that all students attend school during the summer of their sophomore year. I'm currently a junior, so I just spent this past summer on...3
+1Full Time Job PlacementHello, I am currently deciding between a few offers and would love any insight, and if anyone could share their progression in one of the roles. To give context, I am from <abbr title="New York">ny</abbr> and would love to start my career there. Long term I would like to be...1
+1XPV Water Partners in Toronto ? a friend of mine recently told me about this company. . seems pretty legit. anybody has any insights on the compensation, lifestyle and etc ? Thanks!1
+1What are the different career areas of wallstreet?I see Investment Banking, I see consulting, what else is there? And which schools are the best for recruitment in each category? (I'm in high school, very inexperienced in this, would appreciate all information!)3
+1BCG Final Round Boston I had an interview at noon ish today in the Boston office. Should I have heard back by now? Or would they actually take until Monday? I know this issue has been beaten to death, I'm curious if other people had the final today for full time and heard back. 5
+1Stocks Tumbling - An October Revolution?Hi all, October 10, 2018. What a day it's been for equities -the Dow is on track for the worst drop in a week since April. What do you guys think? Is it FINALLY time for a market correction? Do you guys think earnings season will bring back momentum? what does this mean for the future,...1
+1How did you guys remember everything you learned in your IBD interview prepI’m really struggling here. Prepping for an interview here and found myself forgetting a lot of things that I read previously. I’ve applied for a few <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst positions and I found myself having to memorise things such as...2
+1How Do I Get my Page Seen by the Most People Outside My Network? I've got a half facetious half serious go fund me page. Hey, I'm a capitalist like anyone else. Any ideas on how to get it seen by most people outside my network? 1
+1BMO HoustonAnyone have any insight or knowledge of BMO's Houston Energy <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> group? Any information would be helpful, thank you!1
+1An Open Letter to Southerners: Why Do You All Dress Like Shit? Seriously, what is it with you people? What is with the tacky alligator skin shoes, the clunky cowboy boots, the occasional ill-appropriate bow-ties? Why do you wear pants that aren't navy or grey? Is it something in the water down there that cultivates an affinity for tacky pattern blazers...2
+1How does the GPA works?I am an international student in the US and I currently have 91% average for one of my <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> classes. If I understand : 90% - 92% = 3.7 / 4 GPA 87% - 89% = 3.3 / 4 GPA If my total score drop by 2% then my total GPA decrease by 0.4 in...1
+1Treacy & Company?Interviewing with this firm later this week but there isn't a lot of information about them/their work/their exits. Anyone know anything about them? Thanks!1
+1Any banks still recruiting for next summer IBD SA??It’s October, I haven’t gotten any offers and I’m feeling pretty shitty. Junior at a non-target with decent experience. Which banks still have open apps? Getting desperate..1
+1Any banks still recruiting 2019 summer?are any places still recruiting for next summer for IBD? Had final round with some <abbr title="middle market firms">MMs</abbr> (updated by mod)1
+1Accenture CDP vs Deloitte BTAHey guys, I have offers for Accenture MCDP program, Deloitte BTA, and im having a hard time deciding between the two. The CDP program consists of MC and Digital Consulting and Deloitte BTA is tech specific but im going to try to see if I can get into Deloitte Digital. Im particularly...4
+1Job Interview Advice (Financial Analyst, Operations) in Retail SpaceHi, everyone. I have an interview for a FA, Operations role at a retail chain in my hometown (small town in North Carolina). I'm very excited to interview for this role because being offered the role can finally get my foot in the door with finance aside from desperate attempts to...1
+1What is career stability and risk like in real estate?A bit new to the real estate scene and I was wondering what the job stability is like for financial real estate professionals. Is there as much of an "up or out" culture as banking where if have a couple off-years, you're shown the door? If theres no space above you, are you shown...2
+1Ladenburg Thalmann ReputationDoes anyone know Ladenburg's reputation? Is it a quality investment bank or a smaller time research shop? There's not a ton of info about them out there at least from former analysts and whatnot3
+1Help with excel circular reference?Hey can someone let me know how to fix this? A model that was provided to me with circular reference works (ie. calculates a value). However, when I change certain variables that make an error and reverse back, the circular reference no longer works. For example: Initially: The formula is...1
+1How involved are MF associates in pulling interviewees into the screening process?One of my firm's clients is a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> but I work for folks who I don't think are the type to make an introduction for me if I told them I want to recruit for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. I also have a...1
+1IBD analyst at boutique - no modelling/valuation developmentHi all, I'm an analyst at a small tech boutique in London, we mainly do <abbr title="equity capital markets">ECM</abbr> but also get involved with some <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> work. The problem is whenever we are...1
+12019 MBA Summer Associate A number of <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> Summer Associate applications are already open, has anyone been extended an interview invite yet? 3
+1LBO Model Check for IB InterviewHi, I am a first-year analyst making a potential transition to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> from <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. I am currently in the...1
+1Anyone hear back from BCG?Had a final round today, anyone hear back yet? If you don't get a call the same day, is it a ding? Thanks.2
+1Loan pricing and Credit RiskDummy question. Can someone please explain the role that the Credit Risk group plays in pricing a loan? Be it either in corporate banking or <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Does the analysis done by Credit Risk determine the interest charged on a loan? Or...1
+1What salary would you take to give up ER training?Hi all- I currently work as an analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in Private Wealth Management, in a more quantitative, portfolio asset allocation focused role. I was recently offered a position internally with an Equity Research training program. When I...1
+1Diabetic on the jobHi all - I'm new in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>. I'm also a type 1 diabetic. While I keep my A1C in good check, I have the occasional low/high blood sugar swing. Being on a sales desk, I worry that at some point having low blood sugar will...1
+1Best S&T desks at CitiI was curious what the best or most prestigious desks are at Citigroup to do an internship on? I saw the previous threads, however just wanted an update. It looks like in the past rates, IG credit, municipals were the strong points. Is that still the case? How is the mortgage desk at Citi...5
+1Brown Gibbons Lang Chicago (BGL)Does anyone have insight into this bank? Chicago office works on Consumer deals. Interested to hear how the culture / reputation is2
+1MEETUP in Hong Kong this Fridayguys, we're having a meetup in Hong Kong tomorrow, Friday evening. When: Oct 12, 2018 Time: 6.30pm Where: Gurkha Bar, in Lan Kwai Fong Area1
+1$500 Left in Schwab to InvestI have $500 left in my Schwab to invest, what should I put it in? If you can convince me I'll buy today.1
+1What is LLW?This is not the greatest question - but just started in real estate and need to know this term. What does LLW mean? I feel like it relates to Free Rent given the context I'm seeing it in, but I could be wrong. 4
+1Natixis Investment BankingDoes anyone have any information on Natixis <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> operations in the US? I was unable to find much information on them online.1
+1Non BB SA -> BB FT?Hello Everyone, I've been lucky enough to have just accepted a US Equity <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position at a smaller <abbr title="middle...1
+1Energy Private Equity - Compensation/hours vs regular PEIs compensation for associates in energy funds like Riverstone, <abbr title="Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.">KKR</abbr> Houston, Blackstone Energy, Kayne Anderson, etc the same as regular <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> megafunds/upper...1
+1Banking InstrumentWe offer BG/SBLC/LC in lease/sale contact email : kangheeil64 at gmail com skype : kangheeil641
+1FT Evercore London ApplicationHi guys, Was just wondering if anyone has applied for the 2019 <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Investment Banking Analyst opening at Evercore's London department. I had a first round screening phone call last Friday, which is done by Dartmouth Partners, but...1
+1Working in REPE straight out of undergrad pigeonholing? ---delete-------------------------------------------------------------- ---delete--------------------------------------------------------------1
+1RE Asset Managers, what programs do you use?I"m curious if there are programs you use to manage a large amount of assets and stay on top of them. Software? Program? Excel?3
+1Hedge Fund Needs Front Office BaristaFound this on Twitter through user @ HFObserver. May end up being the greatest "How I broke into the buy-side" or "How I learned to trade ____ and made m/billions" story. 3
+1Targeted Master's for Top Quant FundsHi everyone, I'm currently researching graduate programs with the intent to land a role with a quantitative fund post-grad. My main targets are places like D.E. Shaw, AQR, Two Sigma, etc. My undergrad was in finance and accountancy from a non-target school. Additionally, I've had 3...1
+1Guidelines for trading by Ascending Triangles Guidelines for trading by Ascending Triangles Ascending triangles are wedge-shaped patterns that break out most often upward. The triangle can act as a reversal or continuation of the existing price trend. Busts the ascending triangle A busted ascending triangle occurs when price...1
+1REPE credit fundsCurious if anyone on this forum has exposure to the industry and if they could speak towards the culture or reputation1
+1What is right for me? I am a 21 year old recent college grad with a Political Science degree but I am interested in getting into the financial services world. However, because I am not very familiar with the anatomy of the industry, I'm not sure what segment plays to my skills/I would find the most enjoyable....2
+1anyone got access to Pitchbook? I need help looking something up.anyone got access to Pitchbook? I need help looking something up. Please DM me, help a fellow <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> monkey brother out.1
+1How would you invest x amount of capital today?Got blindsided by a surprise superday in 2 days with a fixed income fund...feel like this is a very important question thats bound to be asked, was hoping you guys could critique my initial thoughts and/or offer potential insight...really just want to make sure im even on the right path with...1
+1Goldman federation bonusHi everyone! I recently received an offer at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> in New York. It is in one of their Federstion divisions (i.e. non-revenue generating functions). Background is 3 years experience in F500 financial firm, client facing role. The offer...1
+1Working at a Regional USA firm in TAS - want an oppurtunity to work abroad, what is my best option for thisNot sure if this is the right place, I currently am a Senior in the TAS group of a regional accounting firm in the USA. A goal of mine is to have the opportunity to work abroad at some point in my life. What would be the best way to make this happen? I'm thinking the obvious answer...1
+1What industry are lawyers, accountants, lobbyists and consultants a part of?This was sparked by some other guys thread asking if accounting was part of the financial industry but now I'm curious. If most financial jobs discussed on this forum (IB, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>,...5
+12019 Advisor Summer Analyst Development Program BAMLFor those who have applied for the 2019 Advisor Summer Development Program for <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>, has anyone received their on demand video interview? And if so, if you have submitted it, have you heard back from HR to see what the next...1
+1CRE Lending vs Big 4 Real Estate AdvisoryI am looking for some insight into the best place to start a commercial real estate career with the long term goal of getting into an REPE firm. I have offers from a Big 4 for their Transaction Real Estate Advisory role and a large commercial lender. Looking for insight into career...1
+1Global Finance & Business Management Analyst Program - Internship Interview Questions?Hey i got the super day with <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgans Global Finance & Business Management Analyst Program - Internship position tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone has done this interview its in columbus, OH. If so what type of technical questions...2
+1Mantle Ridge CapitalDoes anybody know about Mantle Ridge Capital? I keep getting asked to go interview there but not sure if it is even worth the time. Heard rumors that the guy starting it completely f****ed his only associate, there was a ton of turnover already, and can't get anyone to join. Obviously hard...1
+1Associate to VP – Commodity Finance – New York CityAssociate to VP – Commodity Finance – New York City Top international bank, with a long history and extremely strong offering in the commodities space, seeks an associate to join their Commodity Finance team in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. The chosen...1
+1What is typical stock grant for director level?Curious what is normal RSU package for director level and above for F500 and tech. Is 7 figures achievable? Do equity grants typically refresh?1
+1Junior Analyst – Energy and Commodities Risk Management - HoustonJunior Analyst – Energy and Commodities Risk Management - Houston Highly-regarded international bank seeks an analyst with 1-3 years of experience, with exposure to banking and credit, or an energy focus, to fill an immediate need on their Energy and Commodities Risk Management team. The...1
+1Canadian Big 5/Globals TimelineHey guys, so I go to a mid-target in Canada (not Queens or Ivey) and am thinking about doing investment banking next summer. Does anyone know when the applications open for the global banks like Morgan Stanley and <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan. If they've...2
+1Clothing Choices - New HireI just accepted an offer at a well-known <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I come from a very informal (tech) workplace where a polo shirt, jeans, and sneakers was the standard. I'm coming in as...1
+1Undergrad econ VS businessI didn't try very hard early in high school, and my stats aren't good enough to get into any ivies or top business schools. (3.7 GPA on scale of 4.0, around 1500 SAT) I'm now a senior and applying to colleges. My goal is to get into <abbr title="investment...5
+1Where should I look intoI'm fairly new here, and I have been using <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> as a source of knowledge for a career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I'm from a small town where no one even knows what <abbr...1
+1Cowen NY Superday ResultsAnyone hear back from the Cowen Superdays last week? 4
+1HELP "Bring a Resume" Hi WSO! I'll be attending an event with my university to meet with some <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> employers. The organizer told us to bring copies of our resumes. Does he mean bring physical copies? This might sound dumb, but where would I keep them...2
+1Having trouble with behavioral interview questionsCurrently interviewing for internships, but am having trouble with behaviorals. I tend to have a very literal answer for most of them and don't think I accurately express my answers for them well. I learn best from examples, so can anyone link to or post some examples of what they think are...1
+1Work experience before MBA? I'm 16 years old and taking college classes through a state program in Ohio. I would like to work in investment banking (mergers/acquisitions). I still have a long way to go with learning the jargon, but I am seeking advice mainly with school. I am a sophomore in college and should have a...1
+1Hedge fund summer internThanks to everybody for your responses. I've edited/taken down the info from the post because I learned what I wanted to learn about this kind of opportunity.2
+1Any Info on Carlyle Energy Mezzanine?I know that they closed a $2.8bn fund in Oct. 2016 and invest across the cap stx in all areas of energy, but was wondering if anyone had any more specifics on them. Particularly, Comp? Group Size? Deal flow? Interview process? Thanks.1
+1Coffee Chat before Superday?I have a scheduled superday for full-time <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>. Would it be overkill to ask my contacts at this firm for a referral to other Analysts to grab coffee or have a conversation before the superday? I have availability and a...5
+1Professional ReferencesHello all, I just had a quick question. In June, someone told me I can use them as a reference for my internship search, do you think I should recontact them to make sure I can use them as a reference, or should I just go ahead and put them down. I reached out once since then and they...1
+1Merger and Acquisitions X to invest USD 2M for a 30% stake (new shares would be issued instead of acquiring existing shares) The funds raised would be used to acquire adjacent land to build a building extension After 2 years, a 21% stake would be sold to X (bringing our ownership to 51%) On top of the payment for...1
+1Sophomore Internship Opportunity - Corp Dev at Canadian Big 3 Telecom Company? Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, was wondering if I could get some insight on a potential summer 2019 internship. I'm a sophmore at a Canadian target who worked in FP&A at a Big 3 Canadian telecommunications company (Rogers, Bell, Telus), and have...1
+1How do I better utilize my On campus Career services center?I've heard of people talking with the career center and getting help directly. Do I just set a meeting up with one of the people, ask for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> alums contact info and move on from there? I've had mediocre luck with Linkedin...4
+1STC Series 7 (41st edition) and 63 (42nd edition) Books For SaleBoth barely used, trying to get rid of these ASAP. Asking $120 for the pair OBO. PM with offers. Located in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>.1
+1Please, help me with my survey dedicated to valuation!I am responsible for collecting data that is going to be used for the research held by The Kazakh-German University in Almaty. If you know anything about <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr>, then your participation will be extremely useful! This research...1
+1Non-target (Accounting & Finance major) looking for advice Longtime <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> reader, first-time poster. I am currently a junior at a non-target school in upstate New York. Accounting/finance double major w/ history minor. 3.97 GPA and a data analysis internship at a commercial bank ( excel work 40...1
+1Transitioning Army Veteran Seeking New Reasons to ComplainGreetings from the Washington DC area! I have served for the last 15 years in the U.S. Army in Special Operations and Military Intelligence. I started out firing shoulder-fired anti-tank missiles and have somehow pivoted and promoted to the point where I manage analysts doing Excel and...1
+1MBB Summer InterviewInterviewed with one of the MBB's earlier this month for a summer position. Haven't heard back since the 1st round--should I presume the worst? 2
+1Transaction Advisory Group (HL, D&P, A&M) Question*Note: I have done some digging and uncovered several topics on the site related to the question, but not a whole lot of definitive content, so posting a new thread. * I am currently in corporate banking (not corporate finance — basically commercial banking but with large, mostly public...1
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0Goldman HC vs. JPM HCCurrently have two offers for next summer, including Goldman Healthcare <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> Healthcare <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>... struggling between...3
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