0My MD asked me to bring illegal substances to a work party


So I am a first year intern at a major canadian bank. My MD secretly asked me if I can get some 'white powder' for a work party, since its external based. I was wondering if I should do it or not. I think it could get me credibility with these guys, and they'd respect me. ...

0Hey CompBanker


Sent you a private message but not sure if you got it...thanks for your help

0Doctor or Lawyer?


Internal Medicine Doc, or Attorney who attended a Top 5 Law School - which title holds more prestige?

0Where does BarCap rank?

Anonymous Monkey

Remember reading an article about a year ago how they were coming onto the scene strong.

0Is it wrong to ask why if you don't get an interview/superday?

Not Your Buddy Pal

I did not get a first round interview that I 100% thought I would for <abbr title="summer analyst intern ">SA</abbr>. I go to a target for the firm, had networked with the guy in charge of recruiting, 3.9 GPA, prior experience, etc. Did not even get a first round. This...

0Average Brokers


I have been wondering, how much (in terms of dollar volume) are average investment sales professionals selling per year? Is there a number on this? Also, how much is the average leasing broker leasing per year? Let's say a large market, like <abbr title="New York...

0Wharton Undergrad, need an MBA?


Typically when I look at the different areas of finance, the career progression usually involves an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> from a top business school to move up the ranks. For example, for <abbr title="investment...

0Why does JPM have a better reputation than MS in London? (IBD)


Yeah, basically I think everyone would agree that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs ">GS</abbr></a></span> and MS are the best <abbr title="mergers and...

0A List of Hotties and Hunks - Dating on Wall Street

Pitbull Class

You've asked for it, here it is. <strong>A List of the Eligible Hotties and Hunks working on Wall Street</strong>: 1 Amit Bendi (Siris Capital Group) 2. Shanti Akkineni 3. Reza Amiri (Susa Fund Mgmt) 4. Elizabeth Milonopoulos (VP, GS) 5. Denver Smith (Breen,...




0Does hairloss = screwed ?


So I'm in college and losing my hair and I'll probably be bald when I get out. Am I screwed for investment banking jobs at top firms. Also what about future <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruiting, am I screwed there, because it seems like all the...

0For my aspiring future bankers!

pacman007 Turn this shit up when you're sending out those 100+ cold emails.

0Finance Principles applied to Investment Banking

Uptown Girl

In an efficient market, everything trends towards an NPV = 0. However, I would argue that investment banking was and still has an NPV > 0. There is little upfront monetary costs and there are few downsides to working in the field. Despite this, the return does not seem to be coming down...

0Hello, future wall street legend, (hopefully anyways)


Hey guys! Im 21, starting my last year of a non-target school in September, majoring in Economics:Finance( GPA not so good.. no really its pretty "f ing" bad, Im serious). By the time I turned 21 I got my <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0What Ivy league/top 10 school is your investment bank?

Partridge in a Pairs Trade

Thoughts? Harvard - <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Princeton - MS Yale - <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Columbia - C Dartmouth - Lehman Penn - Evercore Cornell - Moelis Stanford - B of A Brown - <abbr title="Deutsche...

0What's your favorite, a phone call rejection or a rejection in the mail?


I have received over 100+ rejections in my career. I feel like both of them are terrible, but I actually prefer a rejection in the mail. Sometimes by phone, you feel like you had a great chance of getting an offer so your hope gets up when a number from <abbr title="New York...

0holy shit this house is haunted

mildly conservative

So as I was going to sleep I pushed the door sideways and as I started to lay on my bed I heard a cracking sound. I figured it was coming from door so I pushed it again and door started to sway back right in front of me. Ok I assured myself and layed on the bed. The suddenly after like 10 sec I...

0Hedge Funds for Economic Development


I'm working at a international organisation right now (think IMF, World Bank, UN, etc) and am looking to transition. I'm quite interested in hedge funds that dabble within economic development measures and was wondering how viable my plan is. I graduated from HKS/<abbr...

0Future Investment Banker


I am a High Schooler who is very passionate about the world of high stakes finance. I have high aspirations to become an analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> bank. I...

0IBD Analysts, worth buying a tv and other stuff?


Really want to splurge on a good tv and other nice stuff for when I start my analyst stint next year (non <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> so cost of living is much better). Is it worth it though, or would it just be immature of me to blow my whole signing bonus on...

0LBO Bio-medical company


I have intimate knollege of a bio-med company that is traded on the OTCBB...its shares sent up from .04 to .0159 in the last has a market cap of only 600K....I am friends (climbing expedtions etc.._) with someone who raised money for the firm and was on the Board (he is on the board...

0Deutsche Bank - Top Groups


Can someone fill me in with the top groups at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank">Deutsche Bank</a></span> (<span class='keyword_link'><a...

0entrepreneurship - A Love Story & Guide


I am an entrepreneur. I started my first business when I was 12 years old using money from my birthday. By 13, I was attending in person sales meetings and helping clients build new marketing initiatives. At 14, I was featured in the Wall Street Journal. After a short stint with...

0Is this how Wall Street works?


I'm not saying this is all jobs on Wall Street but I am wondering if this is how it works in general. You are an individual. You make deals with other people. Sometimes you make money, sometimes you lose money. You get paid money if you make money with some deals but you don't have...

0Why consulting doesn't matter anymore.


Very interesting read on The Atlantic about why strategic consulting in the realm of both corporations and government entities is not as viable and fruitful a strategy (no pun intended) as it once was. [quote]There is no good way to reliably predict the future in these markets anymore, except...

0Caught being a lazy piece of shit

fat lips

On my phone killing time. Waiting for comments so I'm just zooming in on some smokeshows ig pics. Realize boss behind me laughing but I dont notice for a while BC my headphones are playing really fucking loud rap. He asks whats that and I put down phone and say some sotp stuff. He gets joke...

0Considering Ross/Stern/Haas - IBD SA Placements


Posting here for someone else (I'm already in college). Shes considering these "semi-targets/targets," and wants a shot at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr...

0Krugman on Hours


Krugman is annoying and boring to read, but is still a good (or at least respected) economist so I keep his blog on my RSS, and saw this article from a few days ago that brought up some interesting data points about hours worked and income (thankfully without editorial), which I figured would...

0Not joining a frat at UVA


Considering UVA (and eventually McIntire) for undergrad. If I were to be admitted and attend, would I have to join a frat to get a job on the street? At this moment in time, I really don't want to join a frat or be involved with greek life. Maybe that will change as college actually begins,...

0My IBD buddy just got engaged at 23. POLL: How many of YOU wouldve given up models and the partying life for this girl?


My buddy I went to school with who worked at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket ">BB</abbr></a></span> (although he just got laid off but that's...



Hello all, you have probably have heard this question a thousand times, but here goes: I got my Associates in Business Administration from a city college in Fresno CA (tiny town),and transferred to University of Nevada Las Vegas, I am technically a junior but actually a sophomore because I...

0IBD Singapore


Monkeys, Need a good discussion on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">best bulge brackets</a></span> in Singapore as it pertains to covering the SEA region in terms of reputation, deal flow,...

0Osama Bin Laden is Dead


Who is watching the news? Obama is about to deliver a statement in the White House briefing room. John King from CNN said that the announcement is about Osama Bin Ladin's death. According to John King, the U.S has the body of Bin Ladin. So what's next?

0Does anyone know any hedge funds that invest in real estate in additions to stocks/bonds?


0I Have questions concerning the skills required to Trade stock


I want to become a full time stock broker. I am currently an economics major and I trade stock part time last semester I turned 3500 into 6100 mostly without margin <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0This is an incredibly stupid question, but I'm going to ask it anyways


When you list your school and GPA on your resume, could you do something like this to get it past the software screening? I am assuming that they only scan for basic numbers and do not update the natural language processing software on a regular basis since that could be extremely costly....

0PwC Management Consulting vs Dropbox Rotation Program Offer


Hi All, I currently have two full-time offers one from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span> Management Consulting in <abbr title="New York...

0Will trading be here in 10 years?


I know you cannot give me a yes or no answer as you can't see into the future but I hear alittle about the government intervening too much here and will basically kill <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Front office/Middle office/Back office


Hey guys, So we all know about the front office and what roles are typically contained there, however can any one give me a list of roles split up by middle office and back office (it doesn't matter if the role is split between offices). Thanks in advance for any good responses!!

0Does anyone know where to get a free download of Oil 101?


I am looking for a free download of oil 101 or if someone could email a pdf that would be great!

0Best opportunities for Sophomore summer


Hi everyone, I'm currently a rising Sophomore at a semi-target interested in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> interning at a Big 4 copmany in the tax division. I have solid grades (3.95+), lots of involvement on campus in finance and consulting...

0Rice MBA


How is it? From what I can gather it has pretty good regional recognition so if you wanted to get into a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> that has an office in Houston you'd stand a decent shot for investment banking. Outside of Texas it's obviously not as...

0Just got this really specific email from Wells Fargo...?


Edit: Jesus, some of you are obnoxious as hell and hostile for a honest question. I was wondering why they put a specific 24 hr window to the application date, and you get on my back about a humble brag. You complain about how this site is declining and then you go and shit on other people for...

0Late to work!


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, What happens if you come late to work? Last week I was late every single day and my boss mocked me in front of my co-workers. Today, I was late like 5 mins and I f*cking run in her at the cooler. She said she would right me...

0Finance major with big plans


Hi, I am a college freshman and I intend to make something of myself. I became very interested in finance about two years ago. Since then, I've read countless books and articles and have opened a Forex and and investment account for myself. I currently manage and save money with investing...




0Why do / don't you want to work for McK in Dubai? Hiring pratices?


I'm interviewing with McK in Dubai in two weeks. Why would you want to work in Dubai? Why wouldn't you? Do you think there are higher chances for an Arabic-speaking Top 5 Uni grad in Dubai than in domestic offices? I'm applying for the BA position. Any other thoughts on...

0Is this another fraud by Villanova?


@TNA" @Esuric" @KKS" any thoughts? So I called the business school of Villanova and inquired about 2014 MSF placements and 2014 class profile(there is no class of 2014 profile on their website but there are placements posted for class 14'). The guy on the other side...

0Am I the only one that thinks Berkshire Hathaway's site is a massive pile of shit ?


I mean seriously, this is straight out of 1995. Buffet is worth billions and so is his holding company. He couldn't drop a thousand dollars and make it look presentable?

0Asian immigration into the U.S.

Dances With Newfoundland

Brief article on The Economist blog about how China and India now contribute the most number of immigrants to the U.S., not Mexico. This is something I didn't know. The comments section is especially interesting as various people debate the pros and cons of the changing face of our...

0WSO's Formatting


Is it just me or do others think that WSO's formatting is a bit irksome and childish? We represent some of the most elite in formatting - and yet in our own little oasis we are sloppy with formatting. Here is what I would suggest. 1) See over there where it says "Forum...

0Will Deutsche Bank be a top Investment Bank in 5 years


Hi, I have received a PPO from Deutsche Bank and am going to join in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> team. Is it a good choice

0Big 4 Auditor Resume Help/Review - You Can Be Harsh


0Getting hazed at my internship VIA menial tasks


I don't know what it is, but the menial tasks kill me in my internship. Today, I ended screwing up something as simple as putting labels on envelopes (I put them on upside down, and had to redo them all). I forgot to mail out the envelopes on the way out too. Although I was pretty tired...

0Bankers decide to take their talents to...Cleveland?


By now, I'm sure all of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> is sick of the Wall Street vs. tech debate, but this article from <a...

0Day 1 as President


If I were Romney, and was elected President, I would tax the mother fu*kers at MSNBC, NBC, ABC, <abbr title="New York ">NY</abbr> TIMES, Huffington Post, and CNN at 90%, so they can feel important, and ultimately put them out of their jobs. I'm sick and tired of...

0Musical instruments


Do any monkeys play musical instruments? Personally, I have been playing the piano since I was a little kid. Anyone here play the piano, violin, etc... ? No guitar or heavy metal drum bullshit please, let's keep it civilized here.

0Is there ever a scenario where Big Four accounting can be better than investment banking? - Consensus?


Hello everyone, To keep the story short, my parents are <abbr title="Certified Public Accountants">CPAs</abbr>. My mother worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 17 years and finished as a director. I was raised on the idea that public accounting was a steady solid career...

0Concealed Carry


Who in here has a concealed carry permit? Would you advise getting one or is it not a good idea to get one if you are entering the finance field. I think it would be a good idea in getting one, especially working late nights in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. Or...

0Six things I have learned after joining a top business school - Part One

LBS Bloggers

A few months ago I arrived in London to pursue a Masters in Finance at London Business School; though my journey started a few months ahead of this when I did my research into business schools in Europe. London Business School was always within the top five in all the rankings; and more...

0Stifel CEO Pay


Completey under the radar, but this guy got nearly $7mm this year (recently announced):<span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Best Target Universities


Hello, I am a high school sophomore with a 4.0 unweighted GPA, and have various extracurriculars. I have begun searching for universities that will most likely yield a <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> job at a <abbr title="bulge...

0We are headed towards communism


The takeover of Fannie, Freddie, and AIG by the gov. The multi-trillion dollar bailout of Wall St. The government may also bail out other troubled companies such as auto, and airline companies. This indicates the government is more than willing to take control of companies. Are we headed towards...

08 figures on wall street


ok so the question is how unlikely is it, how farfetched is it, how "pie in the sky" is it for someone to make 20-50 million cash AFTER tax within a 10-15 year period of working on the street? Im sure questions like this have been asked before, im sorry i am new to the forum and i have...

0On Ambition, Cigars, and Women: The Finer Things in Life. A Conversation with a Refined Asian Gentleman (Target Schools only)

Refined Asian Guy

Dear Gentlewomen and Gentlemen of Elite Target Institutions: I am writing to let you know that I have determined the finest things in life to be (in no particular order): - beautiful and smart white women with big round eyes and porcelain skin - cuban cigars - summer vacations “out...

0Wanting to get a Masters in Finance but very bad undergrad grades in unrelated major, doable?


I've told my story of wanting to get into finance quite a few times on this board and the one theme of my story is that I graduated college with a 2.1 GPA as a biology major. Took the time to really think about what I wanted out of life and after really doing some evaluations on myself,...

0Fastest way to a million


Which career path (in finance) will set you up to become a liquid millionaire the fastest? Would it be a hedge fund, private equity, or a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...

0Sell me on why I should become a trader.


I've been debating what route to take for quite some time now, I can't seem to form a defenitive liking for one field while completely ommiting the idea of working in another. Right now, I'm leaning towards <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> but...

0Income inequality explained in one chart


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0What the balls happened to Midas Mulligan Magoo?


Did I miss the announcement? Haven't read his stuff in weeks---maybe even months? Anyone know what the heck happened to him?

0Merry Christmas slob


It comes to my attention today that today is one of those <em>holla-day</em> (?) things we hear about, but don't get to enjoy too often. In fact, today is the day I used to enjoy most when I was a young kid. That's why there is a faint feeling of excitement that almost...




0How are military personnel viewed for MBA programs?


I am a sophomore in college (non-target but still good school), and although I have an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship under my belt and two internships set up for this summer (Foreign <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr>,...

0Hottest outfit you've got.


I know users here love to dress well. I mean who doesn't like to look hot, right? (No one!!) That said, what's your favorite outfit you've got in store for a good event or when you just want to look really nice for someone/the public? Lately my tastes have turned towards...

0Spring 2014 buyside recruiting results


Sounds like most megafunds and lots of <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> as well as hedge funds have given out offers. Curious to see what offers people have landed and more importantly from what...

0Houston/Dallas IBD

Anonymous Monkey

Who competes for Houston/Dallas <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> gigs? Ivys or mainly Texas kids? (UT, Rice, A&M) I'm saying this as a Class of 2015 Longhorn.

0Is quant trading worth it?


It seems like most quant traders have to work early, 12 hour days for a realistic salary of around 200k a year. Is this truly the salary range of a quant trader with bonuses? How is this worth the time, effort, stress, damage to personal life, and harm to physical health? I am particularly...




0"High Potential Candidate" at Goldman Sachs?



0Help Chow Break Inside Bank


Hello gay boysssss, As you all know my name is Chow ;) I would like to break into bank. My background: I no have degrees and only education comparable to Bangkok cocaine ladyboy whore. Although I no have skills of finance I once had $300mil in my bank account and an army of Jew boy...

0WSO bans anyone who talks crap about the crappy WSO guides. DO NOT PURCHASE!


Hi guys, I have been a long time user of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> and even purchased the interview guide after reading the numerous positive reviews on this site. To my surprise, I found them to be extremely unhelpful (concepts were too simple yet the...

0Please review my Resume and CL


Hello Fellow Monkeys Would a fellow monkey please be willing to review my Resume & CL. I am a sophomore UK student,hoping to apply for summer intern in <abbr title="Sales and Trading ">S&T</abbr>. I would really appreciate some feedback on my both my resume and...

0Deutsche Bank star trader Christian Bittar


did you hear from this <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank">Deutsche Bank</a></span> prop trader Christian Bittar who is believed to have been paid 80 million € (so more than 100 million dollars) in 2008? he was meanwhile laid...

0Why do Americans manage to fuck up every sport?


To whom it may concern, I recently got my tickets for the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris, so I started looking up some old Ryder Cup YT vids. .. I noticed something. Why are American fans incapable of behaving themselves on a golf court? They always yell some dumb, distracting shit. And they...

0Is there a trend of respecting IT personel abit more?


Now I don't mean the poor outsourced folks who you dial *9 on your cisco phones to complain when you spilt some coffee on the keyboard. I mean the guys who wrote your desk's pricing engine, your <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0The liberal media's hit piece on Rick Perry


First of all, I am NOT a Rick Perry supporter for the republican nomination and have major concerns about his social/cultural views and electability in the general election. Having said that however, politico's recent piece entitled, "Is Rick Perry dumb?" serves as a reminder of...

0Help me break tnto an Investment Banker Position

Don V

Hello, I am looking to break into investment banking on wall street, the following is some background information on me: I am currently a senior at a local college I attended in my hometown. I will be graduating with a bachelor's of science in finance in the next 8 months,...

0Motherf*cking Steak & Pasta

Little Engine Would

Alright bitches, I just worked out and I have some fresh whole wheat pasta or some shit. And I have a few cuts of thick ass steak with those little fat lines and shit. I fucked everything up last time and had to eat eggs. What recipe do I use?

0I got an M&A


I managed to get an internship with basically zero academic achievements so if anyone has questions just ask.

0do you have time to..


go poop as an analyst?

0Nevermind About That Interview


I spammed out my resume and hastily set up some interviews without doing much research. I don't want the job having looked into several of them. Is it okay to send a nevermind email? Is that socially acceptable? --- Hi Person, After looking further into what the job entails, I...

0Working at MBB or other top tier firms make you overqualified for exit opps?


So, I was just came back from a 4-day <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> recruiting event at a fantastic resort for a global FMCG firm and met many fantastic people with <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0MSF / Specialized Masters Class of 2017 Q&A


While I have time, I'd like to share my opinions or relevant facts about <abbr title="Masters in Finance">MSF</abbr>, or MSc Finance program in the U.S. I also have friends who were in MAcc, MSc Marketing, and hopefully I can share whatever I can find. I was in a top...


Going Concern

So after a reasonably strong latte and a sluggish emptyish office, I'm in a bit of a philosophical mood this morning, and I randomly stumbled upon some interesting stuff. It is the notion of "mimetic desire", first coined by René Girard, a writer of anthropological philosophy....

0Deutsche Bank - Jacksonville. Anyone know what they do?


Can anyone who has experience with <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> or who has heard of their office in Jacksonville explain to me about what exactly the analysts there do? Back/Middle office functions? Or are there front office roles there as well? Look forward...

0Small PE Firm or BB IBD

To Bank or Break Rank

What is better? I want to end up in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, but don't know if starting with a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm with under £250 m AUM is too small to start off, or if its better to have a <abbr...

0GETCO vs Citadel


I understand that working at a place like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span> probably has a greater upside in the long run, since the most successful hedge fund...



These are my two top choices I've been admitted to. I'm a recent Berkeley Mathematics graduate. I like that UVA is not for business students but I don't really know what to choose. I like that WUSTL offers a quantitative finance. I want to get my <abbr title="Chartered...

0illuminati theory----> My name is traded on the stock exchange??

sambotanman start like 4 minutes through Is this guy on crack? He's pretty convincing, but sounds insane. can i really look up my birth certicate number on the stock exchange?? bull crap



Got invited to a private panel/dinner at MS at the end of August for Sales and Trading Summer 2018. Any ideas on how to prepare for this or what exactly this means in terms of recruitment and going through the interview process? Anybody who has been to this dinner before, any help would be...