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+18Leaving a single manager to start a book at a platform


Has anyone made the switch from being an analyst at a single manager to being a PM on any of the platforms? As background, I've been at a single manager for 6 years and have covered my sector for a total of 8 years. I'm making ok but not great money for someone my level (500-750K)...

+12EATING OURSELVES TO DEATH: the obesity crisis

Lloyd BIankfein

Currently, over 72% of Americans are overweight, with 40% being obese. More disturbingly, 19% of children are obese, who will almost certainly stay obese into adulthood. Life expectancy is going down in the United States, and 600,000 people die a year of obesity related causes. The causes of...

+9What's a cool skill that an interviewee has shown that got them hired instantly?


Does anyone have a cool story of an interviewee with an incredible skill or trick unrelated to finance that got them hired or was at least a talked about around the office? E.g. Memorising a deck of cards - but less generic.

+3Firms that don’t give case study/modeling tests?


Has anyone landed a role or went through all interviews without having to a modeling test? Just curious

+3The morality of a commodity fund


Hi! Been trading commodities for a few years now. Have heard that futures trading has adverse effects on the developing markets where a lot of commodities are produce using labour in less than perfect condition. Would like to know your thought on if it's morally perfect and is...

+3Real Talk - do you think buy and build strategies work


With buy and build strategies being so popular, I want to discuss what other <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> managers think about the add-on component of your value add. Do add-ons work regardless of your fund size? When will it be less effective (threashold)?...

+2Whens the best time to apply for SA brand name positions


was wondering if anyone could help shrink the black hole that is online submission a little bit by telling me when they applied for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> positions. I have an internship this summer but I can exactly put that on my resume yet....

+2Transaction Analyst Real Estate


What is your opinion on a transaction analyst role? I recently received an offer from a (CBRE, JLL, CW). If you were looking to pivot towards towards an <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> or <abbr title="private equity real estate">PERE</abbr>...

+2Should I Slow Down?

Warren's Buffet

Hi WSO! I have a bit of a predicament. I'm currently a first year with ~70 credit hours and can graduate in Fall of 2020 with a few more summer classes and winter classes. I wanted to get your thoughts on this and how going full time usually plays out after something like this. So far, I...

+2No GPA on resume; never been questioned; disclose or not?


Hi all, Quick background: non-target, 3.2 GPA, decent finance internships, and many E Board leadership positions. I knew my only chance is to NETWORK like crazy, which I sure as hell did. I'm currently talking to a few guys at a very good firm. I've had several calls now and to...

+1No developer fee in budget?


I must be missing something here. Developer wants to remove the development fee. Their logic is why would they increase the budget by the amount of the developer fee, when the senior loan is a fixed amount? i.e. they will just need to put in more equity to make up the difference, and then pay...

+1Economic Consultant Career Questions


This afternoon I had a presenter come from Cornerstone Research to talk a little bit about his route to where he is now, not so much as a recruiting trip. I really enjoyed the sound of what he does and the variety of work he does. I was wondering a few things and was looking for answers if...

+1Recent trends in target school pecking order for IB recruiting?


There are a million threads on "target school rankings" on WSO, but a lot of them seem to be a decade old and possibly outdated. Most of these old threads say that HYPSM and Wharton are the most elite, followed by Dartmouth, Duke, Columbia and other ivies and top schools. I've...

+1You have to get one Financial Calculation Tattoo?


Pretty simple. You have to get a financial formula tattooed on your body? What do you get and Where do you get it?

+1One Sentence Email Response = What interpretation?


Did an informational coffee chat. I knew my story, my execution did not come off as well as I practiced. My first real informational interview, I was nervous. Followed up late the same day based on templates and suggestions here on <abbr title="Wall Street...

+1Cornell Hotel or Berkeley Econ


Which would be the better school for IB? Berkeley is my top choice because it's 100% free for me; on top of that, they give me money by taking a full semesters worth of credits. BUT, I feel like Econ alone at Berkeley is not competitive enough for <abbr title="investment...

+1Can I submit resumes for both SA and FT? When is the ideal time to submit apps?


I get that applying early, like right now, is probably ideal, however I have one concern: should I put the internship im doing this summer on my resume even though I havent even started yet?

+1Investing across the Balance Sheet


In preparation for a case study interview I came across the following question: Given is a company ABC, business plan assumptions for the next 5-7 years and a financing package. Question: Shall we Invest in the Senior Debt, Mezzanine or Equity of Company ABC? How do you approach this?...

+1Best reading materials for private debt / private lending?


Hi guys: What are some good resources to learn about private debt / private lending please? Any good primers we can find? Thanks!

0JP Morgan CEO can't explain how one of his low paid employees should budget her salary