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0Underpaid in Strategy


Currently 1.5 years into my first job out of school at a midsize tech company that is still growing incredibly fast ($2B+ revenue and ~50% yoy growth). I work in Corp strategy and am very pleased with the work I am doing, work life balance, and benefits, but know I’m underpaid ($55k base + 15%...

Credit Suisse - Review - Generalist-
Credit Suisse - Review - Quantitative Research-
Credit Suisse - Salary & Bonus - Quantitative Research-
0Deloitte Financial Advisory- business valuation


Does anybody have info on Deloitte’s modeling and business valuation practice? I have interviews coming up with them. Would be great to learn about how they compare to other valuation firms, what kind of work they do, etc. The title of the job is “consultant” but am assuming it is the same...

02019 Goldman Sachs Women Camp


Has anybody heard from <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> about 2019 exploratory programs yet? Women Camp is on Feb 6-8th. It is really close.

Barclays Capital - Salary & Bonus - Quantitative Research-
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SMBC Nikko Capital Markets - Interview - Corporate Banking-
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Corporate Banking-
+2Advice on preparing for fixed income s&t interviews


Hi all. Currently a second semester sophomore trying to get ready for the upcoming recruiting season. My concern is that right now, I don't have enough knowledge on the fixed income side of things. I have a basic understanding of things such as the yield curve, spreads, etc, but I feel as...

0Personal co-invest options & opinions


Need some help with co-invest options. Im at a shop (megafund) where I have the opportunity to take part in no-fee <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, REPE, and <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Prime Brokerage-
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Salary & Bonus - Prime Brokerage-
Citigroup - Interview - Private Banking-
Goldman Sachs - Review - Industrials-
+1Undergraduate to PE in India


I am currently an undergraduate student (final year) at a top **law** school in India. While I do understand that law is not one of the conventional routes to any finance jobs (at least in India), I wrote <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> L1 to show my...

Morgan Stanley - Interview - Investment Banking-
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Industrials-
+25How has MeToo changed your willingness to mentor female team members?


Just curious if it's changed anything for anyone else? Not going to lie, it's made me very paranoid, I don't meet anyone (male or female) at all unless it's in a public place and I had cameras installed with audio at our main office. I talked to a few executives at...

+1Rough mental return calculations?


Hi all, I'm looking to improve my "deal sense" and am wondering about simple mental math calcs I can do to get a sense for returns when talk about deals? For example: Entry cap+constant growth rate=IRR (assuming same exit cap). So buying at a 5 cap with 3% growth over the...

+1How to find interest rate, "average life over _____ basis points"


Monkeys, Hoping someone could shed some light on this topic. When a quote is received in commercial lending with the terms below, could someone ELI5: Terms: 5 Year Term $15,000,000 Loan 30 Year Amortization (No IO) Rate: **175 <abbr title="basis point">bps</abbr>...

+2Boston University vs Georgetown for Undergrad


I'm an athlete that's being recruited to both of these schools. I've visited both but I'm having trouble deciding which school to commit to, if you've attended either of these schools, I would appreciate getting your opinion. The deciding factors for me are...

+2Thoughts on Permira?


There doesn't seem to be much info on Permira here. Any thoughts on culture, deal flow, senior members, reputation, comp for the American office (either <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> or Menlo)? I know they have a strong presence in Europe and have done some...

0Question about public market transactions


Which information (data room) is unsuitable for a public market transaction? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!

+2Just got let go


Hey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I am an acquisitions associate at a small family office in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and my boss told me today that they need to let me go due to company's performance and cultural...



Hi all ! Just trying to understand the relevant metrics <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> funds are using to value their investments: Why/when would a sponsor be looking at a metric instead of the other ? I do understand the time factor difference between the two,...

+2Senior level pay in S&T

Anonymous Monkey

Curious what senior VPs and MDs make in trading in a given year. Joining a flow equity derivatives desk at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>, and I understand that pay can largely be dependent on book performance in a year. However, in $ terms, what can pay look...

+6Booth vs. Columbia for MBA


I was fortunate enough to be offered admission to both CBS and Booth in Round I. Neither school offered any merit funding, but my understanding is that CBS gives out the majority of its merit packages in February. I am now struggling to decide between the two schools. While Booth is ranked...

0Top fundamental equity funds in NY with AUM<5bn


Everything is in the title, what are the top shops with a fundamental (value orientated) approach in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> under 5bn?

Evercore - Interview - Generalist-
0Junior M&A Associate to Corporate Development


Hi all, Potential opportunity on the horizon to move to corporate development. Has anyone made the move to CD as a junior <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> associate? Any highlights / regrets to share? Currently working at an <abbr...

+3Private Equity - Interview with Partner


Monkeys! Anyone could share any tips for last round <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> interviews with partners / senior guys? What to expect / structure / approach etc. Thanks!

+1London Mega Fund - Technical Interview


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Anyone has experience with technical interviews at Mega Funds in London - Snr. Analyst / Jnr. Associate level? Any tips / suggestions are highly appreciated

Deloitte - Interview - Management Consulting-
+2Thoughts on General Atlantic


I'm curious what people have heard about the growth equity Analyst program at GA regarding Hours, Comp, Culture. Also, possible comparison of their analyst program vs. that at a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> buyout shop, types of character that would go to each, and...

Evercore - Interview - Investment Banking-
Wells Fargo and Company - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+48Tech As An Alternative to Finance


I’ve been seeing lots of grass is greener envy on WSO and thought I could offer perspective. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/tech_alternative_1.jpg?itok=Bp2G3yKy" alt="" /> ####For Context I was all set to join a hedge fund post graduation,...

+1Centerview Partners - Consulting work?


I know that Centerview is one of the <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> but I was told they also do advisory work similar to that of consulting? Is this true and can someone shed some light on this topic? Just looking for a little clarification.

0Oliver Wyman Brand? Not MBB, but people talk like they are kinda on MBB's level


Hey guys, I was curious as to why people always talk about Oliver Wyman being prestigious and what not? It is not a <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> firm, but people talk like it is on MBB's level. OW is definitely tier 2. Do people think it might...

+4Modeling Test - Quarterly


Hi Guys, I have an upcoming modeling test in person at a well known sell side firm for research. I’ve done the WSP models and <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> 1 but have never done model with quarterly projections/data. Can someone advise how the...

+9Deloitte S&O Brand


Undergrad considering full time offers one of which being Deloitte S&O in a non-top choice city (think Atlanta, Dallas, Houston). Is S&O truly the next best thing after MBB? What has given this firm such a high reputation? Does the Deloitte brand create that much better opportunities in...

0Potential SA IB: Send updated resume to HR?


I am awaiting an offer for a <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position, but I have done another <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> winternship after my interview in...

Macquarie Group Limited ABN - Review - N/A-
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Financial Services-
+2First real estate job - Generalist at PE fund vs Acquisitions at Pension fund?


Just graduated from a non target in a suburban area and I am trying to decide between two offers to start off my career in real estate: -Acquisitions analyst at a top pension fund (think CalSTRS): fund is invested in half direct properties (JV deals/separate accounts) and half commingled...

Bloomberg - Interview - Global Data-
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Financial Services-
+7New York Technology Focused Buyout Shops


Hey guys – I wanted to try and get a list of some reputable buyout shops (not growth equity) that participate in internet/software buyouts. I know that the majority of these are located in San Francisco/Palo Alto/Menlo Park. However, there are a few such as Siris Capital ( buyout) that...

+20GS Veterans Integration Program (VIP) 2019


I'd like to start the 2019 Veteran Integration Program thread this year. The application just opened up and I plan on applying in the next week few weeks. Taking this content directly from last year's post - In past years the application entailed an online resume screen, followed...

UBS Financial Services - Salary & Bonus - Risk Management-
Jefferies & Company - Review - N/A-
Jefferies & Company - Salary & Bonus - N/A-
RBC Royal Bank of Canada - Interview - N/A-
+3What do you take for energy / focus?


Hi Guys - I’m wondering what, if anything, you take when you need a boost of energy / focus? I recently tried modafinil and it was damn pathetic. I honestly have no idea how so many people like it. Have any of you found anything that truly works?

Aquiline Capital Partners - Salary & Bonus - Private Equity-
Aquiline Capital Partners - Salary & Bonus - Private Equity-
+1Small Boutique Recruiting? Informational Call First or Ask about Internships


When cold emailing and cold calling small boutiques? Should I set up an informational call first or just get straight to the point ask about internship opportunities?

+2Good books for Biz & Industry analysis


Hi my fellow deal makers 12 days into January of 2019, I am sure everyone wants to dish out that glorious deal completion memo somewhere along 2019. I am VP in a middle market bank providing solely <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> advisory (No...

0How to break into VC/HF with an H1-b?


I have come across many list of <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or international companies sponsoring H-1B initial or transfer visas, but does anyone know what boutique/specialized shops are open to sponsoring H-1B candidates or putting people on the PERM/green card...

0Macro Fund


I have recently (less than a 1 year) started at a global macro fund (not an investment role) and I would like to transition to a role where I could have the potential to act in an idea generation capacity. I have read advice on how to break into a fund in the first place but what if you're...

+4Negative Net Debt in an Acquisition


Hi Guys, Hi have a have a couple of questions that confuse me: 1) If I am going to acquire a company with negative net debt, should the price I need to pay be tied to the equity value or I buy the company at the Enterprise Value (i.e paying a lower price)? What I mean is, when the Equity...

Mill Creek Residential Trust - Salary & Bonus - Real Estate-
0Private Funds Group?


Can anyone provide more insight into the Private Funds Group at the likes of UBS/<abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> etc? Understand it is mainly in a fund raising capacity, though <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> seems to have now set up a...

+1Questions about EBIT,EBITDA and non-recurring items.


Hi guys, I have some questions here. Can anyone explain if EBIT and <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> include non-recurring items? When doing income statement, do we need to subtract the value of non-recurring items such...

+1Risk free rate and equity risk premium selection


Hi guys, I need your help in clarifying once for all how to select the risk free rate and the equity risk premium in the <abbr title="capital asset pricing model">CAPM</abbr> context. 1) For risk free rate, I understand that is practically used the government bond...

+1Renewable Energy to Investment Banking


Hi all, Been a long time user here and need your inputs, I am currently working as an investment analyst for a mid-sized fund based in Canada that invests primarily in renewable energy assets (solar, wind, biomass, various different forms of flexible capacity). My main...

+1exiting highly specialised sector banking


hello all, i've been trying to solve this problem for some time now and wanted to try my luck with the gurus on this forum. i've been in highly specialised sector banking (oil and gas) for about 5 years now and have been trying to exit with no luck. the <abbr title="mergers...

+2Structuring - How quantitative is structuring?


I did a search on role of a structurer and the desired skillset. However all that I came across was a need for "excellent quant skills" and stuff in similar vein. To clarify, how much of quant knowledge are we considering? Is it maybe linear algebra, basic probability theory excel...

0Bringing own computer setup to trading floor


I've just secured an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> and I'm excited to finally put my skills in to practice. I don't have professional experience in trading yet,...

+11HL RX vs Evercore RX vs PJT RSSG


Hey you all, Hoping to get some help deciding on what to take. Fortunate enough to have an offer from two of the three above groups (RX for <abbr title="Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin">HL</abbr>/Evercore/PJT) and wondering if anyone could give some information about them...

+1Does BlackRock offer internships for S&T? Can't find anything on it


I'm looking for next summer internships (2020) and was looking at blackrock. I can't find anything for <abbr title="sales and trading">s&t</abbr> there so i was wondering if they have an internship program for <abbr title="sales and...

Lazard - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+3CF BIG4 Poland -> BB IB London (when should I start networking?)


Hello everyone. I'm a recent graduate from Warsaw School of Economics with a terrible GPA, which I believe is near to the median GPA (4.16/5.00). I've been working for one of the BIG4 firms for several months now. As you can imagine, I can't brag about grades I amassed throughout...

0Blackrock Private Equity Partners


Anybody know anything about the group? Have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">super day</a></span> with their New Jersey office in a couple days. Mostly FoF? How much direct? What do exit ops look like?

+2Commodities Trading in Switzerland

Real Marcus Halberstram

Hi Monkeys, I'm looking to few firms to send application in Switzerland, thus wanted to know from you monkeys which firms should I look at, other than the common Mercuria Glencore Vitol etc. Interested in physical or paper commodities trading. (focus on gas but also crude does...

+2Looking at an analyst role that might include writing whitepapers


As the title suggests, a possible position I'm looking into might include writing white papers. Are there any white papers from major companies (CBRE, NGKF, JLL, C&W) that provide public copies of white papers that are online and I can read. I've looked at Wharton's site for...

Duff & Phelps - Interview - Valuation-
+11Investment Banking and facial hair

Real Marcus Halberstram

What do you guys think about facial hair in investment banking or in general <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> roles, except Trading where do you have less face to face contact with clients/CEO etc.

0Going into 2nd year at MM IB, want out


Hey monkeys — need your input on my current situation and would welcome any advice / thoughts (sorry for the long post in advance): Background: I graduated from a non target in the northeast last year and accepted a <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> job at a...

+9How to Get Adderall?


A few times I've seen posts here about the use of adderall, especially in the threads about staying awake during the analyst years. I was wondering, where do you guys get adderall if you use it? Weird, but serious post btw... <h3>What is Adderall and Where can I get...

+1Ask me anything: Consultant at MBB


Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm a 1st year consultant (Associate/Business Analyst/Associate Consultant) at a <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> firm. I can answer any questions you may have on internships,...

Absa Bank Limited - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1Confused by headhunter


I got contacted for a really non-traditional finance role on LinkedIn by a headhunter. Chatted with him, thought it was interesting and forwarded my resume. I later got a message asking for some times to speak to the head of the team - i offered some times and since then radio silence. No reply...

+29What is the meaning behind your username?


I'll start. Mine is more or less James Franco, but backwards. Woah, genius. I know. It took me a while to come up with this one.

+3Should I Put Taking CFA Level I in June On My Resumé? **Serious Topic**


Would you want to know from prospective hires that they plan on taking <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Level 1 in June? I don't want to be the incoming <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Level I candidate...

+5The wall street personality


Yet to work my first 'real' job, I have had my first real exposure to people in the industry through reaching out to a handful of PMs, associates, etc. Many are happy to grab lunch, well-mannered, yet, and particularly with more senior people, are unsmiling and morose. It confuses...

+11Thinking about writing a guide for Tinder


2200-2300 matches, with ability for unlimited swipes because I pay for premium. Pretty high response rate. Not the most matches, but I usually surprise a lot of guys when they look at my Tinder. I have a number or good, original lines that are unused and have a ridiculously high response...

0Questions about the Value of Studying Abroad to the USA


Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I go to a not so well known university in Canada, and was thinking about heading about doing a study abroad for a summer semester at UC Berkeley. I am currently in my third and interviewing for the asset management fund...

0How The MiraEssence Should Be Used?


MiraEssence is an enemy of maturing item which comes as serum and is anything but difficult to utilize. Above all else, you have to wash your face and dry it and after that you ought to apply the item to the zones which are influenced. In the wake of applying the item you have to knead it with...

AlixPartners - Salary & Bonus - Management Consulting-
+2Oaktree 2019 Future Leaders Program


I am a junior in college and I just found out that I was accepted to the Oaktree Future Leaders program. I will be attending the training session in person in the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> office. Is anyone else planning on going/have any idea what this...

0Property Rentals in Edinburgh: How to get the best deals?


It does not matter from where you are managing your property rentals in Edinburgh. You are satisfied when you have good tenants in your apartments, who take care of them like their own. A good property management company ensures that you get responsible tenants and best price by renting your...

0Chances of IBanking Internships at Iowa State?


So I am currently a freshman at Iowa State majoring in finance, and was just wondering how hard for someone like myself at a non target like Iowa State to get into Ibanking. In order to do so what gpa and ecs should i be aiming for. Thanks for any help yall could provide.

+5Casualisation of Office Dress Codes


It seems ever since 2008, the finance industry has loosened up their dress codes dramatically. No longer are power suits and red ties the norm. Now it seems to be all Midtown Uniforms with gray Patagonia vests. What are your opinions on the loosening of office dress codes?

+1Am I the only one that finds bit loafers gay asf?


normal loafers without the metal are better and they are not seen as a girl shoe. Trump wears loafers without bits

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Interview - N/A-
Deloitte - Review - Technology Consulting-
Deloitte - Salary & Bonus - Technology Consulting-