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+1Need help explaining banking/equity raising fees to a company...


So let's say I've got a company that needs an equity or even debt infusion for a project, and I'm proposing to charge them 4% of all the equity I raise. They are balking thinking about how much they will make off of that money vs how much I will. I am trying to put together a...

0Info on Peak Rock Capital


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community, anyone have any info on these guys? <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> based out of Austin that recently raised a 1.3B fund devoted to...

American International Group - Review - Generalist-
American International Group - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
0Georgetown McDonough vs. NYU Stern (PT Programs)


Hi everyone, I have been working for a F100 since 2011. I started as a management analyst and recently got promoted to a senior consultant role within strategy department. At 2014, I applied for top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs...

+1MBB Consulting >> AM


Hi - new to <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> thread and couldn't find a lot on this topic. I currently have ~4 years of <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> consulting and was curious if ex-MBB consultants were able to land...

+41Physical Oil Trading Basics (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Shakalu

I have seen a few posts on the Commodities Trading forum asking about how petroleum trading is priced, hedged, etc. I was reasonably high up in Risk Management for a “major” trading company in Houston for a few years and am now running a hedge book at a smaller company, so I thought I may...

+2What Colleges Should I Apply To?


I feel like I wouldn't be able to get into the target schools only gettings a 1070 on the SAT... and College deadlines are approaching so far I've applied too Miami U,Drexel, Indiana U ,PSU, MSU, FSU, Temple, Baruch and I was wondering if there's any other schools I should try...

+1Timing of drug test for full time role


Got a full time offer for a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm (think <abbr title="Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.">KKR</abbr>/Blackstone/Carlyle). I heard from an analyst there that they didn't drug test for full time. However,...

+4Getting into a great MSRE program


Background: I am currently working as a residential re agent. I help manage my families residential and commercial porfolios for the past 10 years. I also help clients buy, sell residential re and help manage/lease a 10 unit multi-family for the last 5 years. I have gained all of this...

0Market Desk with Corporate Finance component?


Hey there! I will be doing a summer internship in markets this year and have to give desk preferences. I come from a corporate finance background (did internships in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> and ECM), however, I wanted to dive deeper into...

+1Hedge Fund Internship in Toronto with Low Salary


Hi, I got an intern offer from a 2~8B AUM hedge fund in Toronto. They offer me like 5.5k CAD per month plus an unknown bonus at the end. I am wondering if it is too low and planning to argue with the HR. I am not sure if it is worth doing so as I have no bargaining power at this stage and no...

0Summer 2020 internships


Hi, Do any of you have a rough idea of timelines for summer 2020 internships at big banks / hedgefunds etc.. I know it's very very early, but firms have already started coffee chats at my school and Morgan Stanley said they're going to release summer 2020 application sometime this...

0What is He training for ?

Pitbull Class

Somebody has become the world’s foremost analyst on the Spartacus movie series. Some people found their inspiration in Jesus, others in Buddha, yet others in Jackie Chan. Not me. I’m with Spartacus. I play the series every year, it may be one episode a week or five episodes a week, and I...

+1Moving from LMM analyst to MM associate

Curious Cat

Does anyone have any experience recruiting for <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> associate positions after joining an LMM as an analyst out of undergrad (so no banking background)? Is it difficult to get looks, or were you able to work your way into the recruiting pipeline?

0Last minute test interview in banking?


So, I got a follow up email for a second round interview for a commercial (loan) portfolio analyst and in the last line of the email all they said was "Make sure to bring a calculator, we have a test for you." I plan on brushing up on basic ratios and calculations, but I'm not...

Goldman Sachs - Review - Investment Banking-
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1McKinsey Online Assessment


Hey everyone, I was lucky enough to make it past McKinsey's resume screen for a summer business analyst position and now I have to take an online assessment. It doesn't seem like the typical PST because it is made up of a 45 minute verbal reasoning test and a 45 minute numerical...

+12AMA: I do OCR for a BB


I am a VP at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in a <abbr title="back office">BO</abbr> role. In addition to my daily duties, I'm also assigned to HR to work with the summer analyst program. Last year I had 3 <abbr title="summer...

+6Wells Fargo bonuses down by 30%?!


Story from NYT Dealbreaker: <a href="">Bonus Watch '19: Carnage At The Stagecoach</a> [quote]It appears that bonuses are being handed out at Wells Fargo, and judging from our email inbox,...

0LBO vs Infrastructure vs Secondaries


Assuming you are an LP looking at the following investment opportunities: a <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> fund, an Infrastructure fund, or a “Secondary” fund What are the pros and cons in your opinion of each opportunity?

+1Cold Emailing this Late into the Recruiting Cycle


I reached out to a lot of bankers in the summer with a short and fairly broad email temple. Something along the line of: "I'm a X year student at X school and was interested in learning about your experience in investment banking. Would you be open to answering some of my questions...

Citigroup - Review - Investment Banking-
0Cover Letters - Do you read them? Are they worth it?


TLDR: Do you read cover letters? Do you find them useful? I work at a boutique investment bank and I love that being part of a small team I get so much exposure to the entire deal for example I am completely responsible for all the modelling which I really enjoy as I feel i gain a much...

Citigroup - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+3Happy White Male CEO Virtue Signalling Day

Scott Irish

Many of us work at companies that refer to it as "International Women's Day," but I think this was a great success for old cracker CEOs whose objective was to spam the company website with #balanceforbetter hashtags and look good for the diversity website rankings this year. ...

0Cut off to put GMAT score on resume for On-Cylce PE recruiting --- 720? 730?


Hello, I'm wondering what the cut off is for putting your GMAT score on your resume during on-cycle pre-mba associate <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> interviews. Do you think 720 is too low to put it on? 730? Most <abbr title="private...

Responsible Capital Management - Company-
+2Better businessman: Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos?


Saw a video where Warren Buffett said Jeff Bezos is “the best business person of our time.” Obvious Eff U to Bill Who would you say ran their business better?

+2Are non-consultant roles at MBB still seen as prestigious?


Most people here referring to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> think of consulting roles (client facing). Those roles are obviously prestigious and sought after. Do other roles within <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>...

Morgan Stanley - Salary & Bonus - Credit Risk-
+2Private Equity Associate, started after my undergraduate. AMA


Bit of a slow Friday, but have to wait in the office for a bit. Happy to answer any questions about my job - currently an associate after a recent promotion from analyst. Created this throwaway account, happy to answer anything.

Goldman Sachs - Review - Investment Banking-
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey STRH - Interview - Investment Banking-
+2PIMCO 2019 Account Summer Analyst


Has anyone heard back/applied for this position? The original deadline was Oct 20 and campus recruiting sent out an email saying I'd heard back no more than 4 weeks after the deadline. I just looked at the app again and it now says "early process deadline Oct 20" and...

+6HireVue JPM London FT 2019 CIB


Hi monkeys, just received an invitation for an Hirevue from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr>. I applied for the CIB <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> 2019 in London. I think those invitations are automatic btw. For those who already did it, could...

+5hear back Hirevue SA London GS/JPM/MS


Hey, is there anyone who heard back from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr>/<abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>/MS Summer Analyst Hirevue interviews? If yes: when, which division and how much time did it take do hear back after your Hirevue?...

+2Citi London IBD Teams


Joining Citi London as <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> this June. What are their best teams in terms of dealflow/prestige? Thanks

PNC Financial Services - Salary & Bonus - Corporate Banking-
+1Research role at MBB to equity research?


Hi all, After 2 years of research at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, is it possible to transition into an equity research position or will an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> be required? If you get an...

Wipro Ltd - Company-
+1DB Distressed Products Group


Anybody have any insights into this group? Thanks!

Fannie Mae - Review - Risk-
+4Mistakes in pitches / models - who is responsible


Hey guys Was reflecting on my experience in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> with a couple of other analysts from my team when we touched upon a topic that we all couldnt agree on. If an analyst makes a mistake in a model (doesn’t move valuation...

Fannie Mae - Salary & Bonus - Risk-
+1What does the career path look like for investment banking business development?


I recently discovered my love for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and startup BD roles and while searching for some postings I came across a couple BD jobs at <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> and <abbr title="middle...

0Initial thoughts on the 2020 Democratic candidates?


It’s an interesting field this year for Dems. Bernie pt. 2, Warren, Harris, Booker, underdog Yang, likely Biden, maybe Beto. Whatever side you fall on - what are your initial thoughts on these candidates and the election in general?

+3How to choose what asset type to work with in investment sales?


I could not find a specific thread on this topic, so curious to hear yalls input. I'm very interested in getting into investment sales but I do not know which asset type would be best. I am leaning towards retail since I kind of already have a few connections in that area, but don't...

+1S&T and Global Macro


Hi, I was curious about what do people in the Global Macro <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> think about sell side macro desks as preparations to becoming a PM/Junior PM in a macro <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>. The majority of people I know...

+2RE Development Project Management


Question for those in development..I realize there is no “true” route to development and people come from all different backgrounds but for someone looking to get more into the project side vs the heavy finance what is the best route? Struggling to find roles with actually developers so...

+2Veteran choosing between CMU and Georgetown. Where to GO?


Good evening Guys!! Long time lurker, second time poster. I read through a few threads regarding recruiting from Carnegie Mellon vs. Georgetown and still can't make up my mind. I'm looking for any sort of guidance. Despite the difference in the <abbr title="Masters in...

+2Rate my profile and help me get into the right BB


Hey monkeys, anyone down to rate my profile? I really want to get into a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>/MBD position in London. I am considering my options as to work <abbr title="full...

0Break it up


<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li> U.S. markets: The major indexes all fell more than 2% this week. Which is a shame because we're actually in a celebratory mood today. </li> </ul> <div style="text-align:center"> <h4> Want...

Moelis & Company - Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions-
Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1Pulling metrics for model tips??


Does anyone have any tips on pulling metrics from SEC fillings more efficiently? Right now I normally just pull them by hand or use BamSEC but I feel like there has to be an easier way. Looking specifically for metrics like same store sales or other KPIs.

+2Is Naples a Safe Place to Travel as a Tourist

Number Crunching Warrior

Hey everyone, so thinking of taking a trip to Naples. Have heard tons of negative stories with a few good ones. Is there anyone who has visited and could share their story? Right now thinking of skipping it and taking the ferry to the Amalfi Coast instead. Background on me: Can speak...

+1What do you consultants do?


For you consultants what is your average day or week like? What do you do? Say what firm you're from because I imagine Mckinsey's work environment is different from a lower firms work environment.

+2Undergraduate GPA and class rank for Msc. Finance


I'm preparing myself to apply to top European Msc. Finance programs. Some British schools say that you should have a **minimum** of 2:1 (or 3.5 GPA). I'm from Brazil, from a non-target school. My GPA is 3.2 but I'm **2nd** in a class of 50. The HIGHEST GPA (1st in class rank)...

+5How to break into S&T as a graduate?


Hello guys, First of all, I wish you a Happy New Year. Hope all your wishes come true in 2019. This is my first post here so please correct me if I happen to break any rule. I graduated in June 2017 with a Bachelor in Business Administration from a top European business school in Spain....

+2Is wearing a jacket everyday too much?


I cant afford to dry clean my shirts and would like to minimize the time spent on ironing. Unfortunately, I also own non-non-iron shirts,

+2Fall (Off cycle) IB internship London


Folks, do you know which banks tend to hire fall investment banking interns for London office ? If yes, what is the recruitment timeline like and are there banks hiring for fall internships at the moment ? thanks!

+2How does networking influence the hiring process?


Rising junior at a non-target, starting to network with alumni to hopefully land an internship. My question is, if I make a good enough impression on these guys how do they influence my hiring process? For example, if I talk to a director in fixed income sales and trading, could he only help me...

+15Los Angeles vs Dallas vs Chicago


Currently based in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> and our team have a large presence in those 3 cities (LA, Chi Town, Dallas) -- if you had the opportunity to relocate to one of those cities, which would it be? Putting all other circumstances aside, let's put...

RBC Royal Bank of Canada - Review - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities-
0Summer Associate gets overtime?


Seems like summer analysts receive overtime but what about summer associates? and there is no signing bonus, right?! I believe there is a relocation fee though.

RBC Royal Bank of Canada - Salary & Bonus - FICC - Fixed Income Currency and Commodities-
+1Need Suggestion Switching Firm


I am an analyst working at an small <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> for 2.5 yrs, unfortunately it's not going anywhere and looks like it will soon be shut down. I was going through job postings and I came across hidden. I couldn't find any info about it but...

Capital Group - Review - Asset Management-
Capital Group - Salary & Bonus - Asset Management-
+3Need suggestion, switching firm


I am an analyst working at an small <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> for 2.5 yrs, unfortunately it's not going anywhere and looks like it will soon be shut down. I was going through job postings and I came across hidden, I couldn't find any info about it but...

Cowen Group - Interview - Investment Banking-
+5Guggenheim Partners Investment Banking


Hey everyone, there is a lot of old info on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/guggenheim-partners" target="_blank">Guggenheim</a></span> investment banking and a lot of disagreement about its prestige / ranking. I was wondering if...

+15Cool Boutique Developers


Let's get a list going of very cool, boutique (or larger) developers. Always think it's cool to hear about these shops of just a handful of guys doing really badass projects. I'll start with a few: Scott Gillen (Malibu, CA) Plus Development Group (West Hollywood, CA) Aby...

Qatalyst Partners - Interview - Generalist-
+1Is EB or BB better for MBA application


Says <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> are firms like Evercore/Centerview/Lazard vs <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>/MS/<abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr>. I have met many people that go to top <abbr...

+5Thoughts on Financial Technology Partners


Saw these guys posting they were looking for an experienced analyst couple days back & was looking into the opportunity. Looks like a lot of the posts on them are pretty dated (2013-14). Any recent opinions/thoughts? Seems like they do well very well in their space but analysts get...

+37Reading List for Intellectual Killers


Recently there was a thread on what books one should read to assist in the development of a successful career in finance. I strongly believe in balancing your library with pure "finance books", pleasure reads, and classics, with a strong bias towards the classics. You will learn about...

0Prows Plus advanced Hair growth For Longer And Thicker Hair


Experiencing moderate or vulnerable hair? disenchanted with hair that just receives more slim constantly? certainly, it's a really perfect possibility to quit feeling caught. presently, you should have complete and streaming hair. Prows Plus gives you a medical nice solution for normal...

0What's IntelliRage brain Booster?


IntelliRage is an wonderful cerebrum boosting supplement accessible as tablets so that can be utilized in a hurry. This complement is obtainable at an inexpensive fee and conjures up your mental nicely-being typically. This complement can meet your mind with all the required dietary supplements...

0Best Investment to Make right out of college


So I am definitely one of the very, very lucky people who will be graduating college with no debt. Currently I have a summer internship that I have accepted at a top private credit shop (Antares), and obviously my main priority is getting a return offer after this summer. However, for the sake...

Evercore - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions-
Evercore - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions-
+6M7 IB Associate Full-Time Recruiting


Hi fellow monkeys, I'm headed for a non-H/S <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> this summer and am trying to get a feel for recruiting, so I'll have a viable battle...

+2Bain - Final Round Decisions?


Hi everyone! I had my final round interview at Bain this past Friday and was wondering if anyone else had heard back. I've seen other posts about McKinsey and BCG having fast turnaround times, but does anyone know if Bain is just as fast? I'm sitting on an offer from a T2, but Bain is...

+30There is no way Kylie Jenner is worth $900M



0How to choose an Edinburgh letting agents


Ongoing, it’s much more familiar for renters to choose the property, not the letting agent. But when Which? Went covert to inspect letting agents, we found a difference in the quality of service they offer. Where possible, do your research on letting agents, and find a good one before...

Point72 - Review - Investment Research-
Point72 - Salary & Bonus - Investment Research-
02019 Develop with Deutsche Bank


Anyone get an invite? Was thinking of setting up a GroupMe to help prepare the logistics of travel/hotel.

+1PE Case Study with IC Memo


Hi guys, I'm taking a 3-4 hour long case study as part of an interviewing process. Just want to get some advice on it. I know the case study will involve reading a short <abbr title="confidential information memorandum">CIM</abbr>, putting together a full model (I was...

Standard Chartered Bank - Review - Leveraged Finance-
Standard Chartered Bank - Salary & Bonus - Leveraged Finance-
+8NYU Masters Real Estate vs. Non-Ivy MBA


I'm currently considering attending NYU's MS in Real Estate program part-time but have noticed certain job descriptions for positions within certain <abbr title="commercial real estate ">CRE</abbr> investmente firms prefer or sometimes require either an <abbr...



How to choose between Duke MMS (10k scholarship) vs. USC Business Analytics (No scholarship) Masters?

+4I did a drone start-up and now I want to go back into finance. AMA

FPV Drone Guy

I am a long-time lurker but I wanted to do a reddit style AMA. I figured some people in banking/finance might wonder if the other side of the grass is really greener in a startup. Little background on myself: I am currently COO/CFO at my startup. My company does drone technology, notably in...

JP Morgan Securities - Salary & Bonus - Compliance-
+1MSRED/MRED 2019 (MIT vs. USC vs. Columbia) WHICH ONE?


I've been accepted to MIT/USC/Columbia MSRED/MRED programs and would like to get feedback from industry professionals, anyone who is going through the similar process, and recent graduates. Since yesterday, I have been contacting my acquaintances in the real estate industry to gain their...