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0What to do before FT StartI'm starting FT at a BB in Chicago this summer and was wondering if you guys could shed some light on which of the following 2 options would be best to pursue before starting. I am interested in going into PE down the road. 1. Intern at a MM PE fund with $10 bil AUM. Would this help at all with...63 years 2 months ago
0JP Morgan SAT ScoresJP Morgan's online SA applications requires you input SAT scores, however, I dont have SAT scores as I went to school in the midwest and there's no section for an ACT score. any suggestions?...73 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: PNC Financial Services03 years 2 months ago
0Growth Equity Investing WebinarThis Wednesday night, January 22nd, @ 8:00pm ET, Wall Street Mentors will be hosting a webinar focused on growth equity investing. The webinar will be hosted by WSO mentor Chris, Associate at an NYC-based growth equity firm where he focuses on sourcing and executing investments in rapidly growing...03 years 2 months ago
+1Choosing an MSF: What are my chances and how to make a decision?Hey everyone, I'm currently an undergraduate student at a non-target school that has a much more infamous reputation for its partying than it does for its education. I initially had gone to a smaller Jesuit university for its medical program, where I was majoring in Biology. Only went the medicin...183 years 2 months ago
0superday offer rates for elite boutiques?if the group is a satellite office and has under 10 people....13 years 2 months ago
0Examples of deals (Need help)Hi all, What are the deals, when small company buys aanother company, which is significantly bigger (only in Insurance and Financial Institutions Sector)? Reverse stock split? LBO? I need an examples of that type of deals, is anybody can help me?...03 years 2 months ago
+2Duke MMS Class of 2014I wanted to start a thread for all of us heading to Durham in the summer....493 years 2 months ago
0Company Review: Diamond Castle03 years 2 months ago
0BB S&T CompensationI've been reading a lot on this board about the problems UBS is facing, but I also know that UBS is a major player in FX and to a lesser extend equities. My question is how much does compensation in trading depend on the overall health of the firm and how much does it depend on what desk a trader is...23 years 2 months ago
0Superday for study abroad students - timeline?Anyone know the timeline for banks conducting superdays for those currently studying abroad? For IB and S&T....33 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: Itaú BBA03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch03 years 2 months ago
0MS Howells & CoAnyone have any thoughts on MS Howells & Co? Are they a pretty good firm?...03 years 2 months ago
0GPA ConundrumsMy situation: Sophomore. Econ. Transferred to target from non-target last semester. GPA at non-target was 3.8, the result of 9 classes which included A's in financial accounting, and micro and macro econ 101. Took 4 classes this fall at target. Good grades in 3 core classes but got a C in a compu...43 years 2 months ago
0Monday @Mentions January 20, 2014Post of the Week: You guys really showed up to play this week, so there was a ton of quality competition for Post of the Week. Congrats to @"BlackHat" for grabbing the title with his post, "Learn From My Mistakes". Using his career arc as a template for advice to younger primates, this post earne...43 years 2 months ago
0The most valuable experience for studentsHi all, I am a member of "WSO for about 1 year now, as a dutch student. Learned a great deal from this site, thank you all for that. Currently I am in the last year of my finance bachelor. Average great of 8/10. Have some experience as a treasurer and member of a student investment club. Next ...53 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: McKinsey and Company in United Kingdom03 years 2 months ago
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0Professional Development: Financial and Valuation Modeling Boot Camp (Philadelphia)Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA students, and those in career transitions, Wall Street Prep's popular Boot Camps bridge the gap between academics and the real world, to equip professionals and students with practical financial skills they need on...03 years 2 months ago
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0Company Review: LEK Consulting03 years 2 months ago
0Financial and Valuation Modeling Boot Camp (NYC)Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA students, and those in career transitions, Wall Street Prep's popular Boot Camps bridge the gap between academics and the real world, to equip professionals and students with practical financial skills they need on...03 years 2 months ago
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0Markets & Economy Review - Suggestions?Would anybody have any links they can recommend that summarize events and big news stories in the global and domestic economy/markets for the past year? I'm prepping for some trading interviews, and while I generally follow the news, I was wondering if anybody knows of any good reviews or summaries....33 years 2 months ago
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0Capitalization Table Modeling (Los Angeles)CFA Los Angeles is pleased to offer, in partnership with Wall Street Prep, one of Wall Street Prep's most popular course to equip busy professionals and students with the financial skills they need on the job. Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA st...03 years 2 months ago
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0Company Interview: Citigroup03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: Commerzbank AG03 years 2 months ago
0Engineering or Business for VC?Which would be more helpful major to break in VC? I know it depends on type of VC firms, but just want to hear general ideas. ...143 years 2 months ago
0Eastspring Investments03 years 2 months ago
0Got $1000. What should I invest in?I'm new to the stock market, and just got $1000 to invest. I just opened an account with Fidelity. What's the next step? What stocks should I buy?...203 years 2 months ago
0WSO Stock Pick Contest #5: GOOGCongrats to @computerized who won last week's contest with the exact guess of $384! This week: Google is currently at $1,060 - what will Google's stock price be Friday at market close? Closest guess to the closing price on Friday wins a free WSO tshirt. Rules: You must submit your guess by...533 years 2 months ago
0More Networking Advice...So I spoke with an alum at a mm IB back in August and got advice and what not. Really helpful guy and encouraged me to apply to his firm. Now I applied to his firm about a month ago but am wondering if I should reach out to him to let him know that I applied. Is this an okay thing to do or shoul...33 years 2 months ago
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+5Ask me anything: Project Leader/Engagement Manager/Case Team Leader at MBBMod Note (Andy): Interview/AMA Tuesdays! @karl_pilkington was nice enough to start this one yesterday. Click here to see our full list of interviews/AMA's Friends - I'm here to help. Ask me what you want. I'm a PL/EM/CTL at an MBB. Non M7 but very good MBA, and I am active in my firm's recruitin...1373 years 2 months ago
0Does brand matter when it comes to buying clothes for work?So I learned that the most important thing is to get clothes that fit. Well do employers even care what brand of clothes I'm wearing. I don't mind updating my wardrobe but I rather use that money on IDK something else....103 years 2 months ago
0Stock & Bond Market Analyses Stock Market Analysis Conclusions: The S&P 500 index traded within a 2% range this week but the heaviest volume was on Monday when stocks dropped about one percent. Smaller stocks such as the Russell 2000 were up slightly on the week. Stocks celebrated the Empire State Manufacturing index by reac...03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: Deloitte03 years 2 months ago
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0Quick technical questions for IB1. Why would a PE fund NOT use WACC as the discount rate when valuing a potential target? 2. How does nol affect the 3 financial statements? and could anyone help with the intuition behind a merger dilution model? I don't really understand purchase price allocation... I would greatly app...63 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: Industry Pro03 years 2 months ago
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0Company Review: Northwestern Mutual03 years 2 months ago
0Company Review: Deloitte03 years 2 months ago
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0Company Review: Credit Suisse03 years 2 months ago
0How long should it take a recent graduate to pass the Series 7 and the 63?Thanks. ...43 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: AllianceBernstein03 years 2 months ago
0BB Background checkI'm a junior with a BB offer in NYC for this summer. Last year I was having no luck as a sophomore. Due to additional credits from high school, I told a boutique bank in NYC I was graduating a year early and got an SA offer (I could have graduated early, and decided to try and do so). Got the F...23 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: HSBC03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: Ernst & Young LLP03 years 2 months ago
0Company Interview: Sanford C Bernstein03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: Reit Management & Research LLC03 years 2 months ago
0Company Review: KPMG03 years 2 months ago
0Company Interview: Reit Management & Research LLC03 years 2 months ago
0Company Review: Reit Management & Research LLC03 years 2 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: Natixis03 years 2 months ago
0Aspiring Investment Banker Hi, I am a Canadian who will be attending a university within then next few years. I have options in Canada such as McGill, Ivey, Queens or others and possibly an American uni . an ivy is out of the question based on it being very hard and my grades in high school had not been incredible , but they ...03 years 2 months ago
0Would like to start a career in trading, found an internship in risk... should I take the series exams now?Hi, I was wondering if it would be appropriate to take the series exams now( that are relevant for trading at BB)? or should I wait until and if I get a full time offer in trading. I thought have one or two series exams would make me more attractive to employers. I won't be able to look for ...63 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: KPMG03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: TransMarket Group03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: JPMorgan Chase03 years 2 months ago
0KKR to Open Canadian Office With Focus on Energy Investmentslink http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303848104579310830886124534 Cooool...13 years 2 months ago
0Study group for CAIA level ICurrently studying for CAIA level one... would be interested in meeting up with others if anyone else is in Atlanta. Others feel free to use this for a group wherever you're located to. Maybe we can create an online group or something if no one is close to one another. ...23 years 2 months ago
0Wells Fargo Summer Analyst Internship Phone Interview QuestionI have a 1st round phone interview for Wells Fargo's Summer Analyst Internship Position coming up and I was wondering if anyone who interviewed before/knows about the program could help me prepare for the interview. I am weak on my accounting knowledge so have been looking at some basic accounting c...73 years 2 months ago
0Is it inappropriate to tell jokes during an interview if not asked??...63 years 2 months ago
0MS Howells & CoAnyone have an opinion regarding MS Howells & Co? Are they a pretty good firm to clear trades through for a hedge fund or work for?...03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: United States Army03 years 2 months ago
+2Whether to go after the name or notLet's say in the long run, you wanna become a portfolio manager, a hedge fund manager, or at least some kind of professional investor. You grew up admiring the minds like Ray Dalio and Warren Buffet, and hope to become one some day. Right out of college, you have two career choices. One is going ...613 years 2 months ago
0Are investment banks open on MLK day? Does anybody know? ...133 years 2 months ago
0Company Review: D.E. Shaw03 years 2 months ago
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0Company Compensation: The Ayco Company03 years 2 months ago
0Company Interview: Absolute Return Capital03 years 2 months ago
0Asking Lloyd Blankfein for Coffee I know the classic move of asking Analysts, Associates, VPs, MDs etc to coffee or for a phone call, the classic networking call or informational interview bit and maybe eventually asking for help, I pretty much have that down. What about people higher up though? I'm talking founding partners in the...113 years 2 months ago
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0Company Compensation: Millennium Partners03 years 2 months ago
0Company Interview: CIBC World Markets03 years 2 months ago
0Company Compensation: CIBC World Markets03 years 2 months ago
0How can I better understand the global economic environment of the past 3-5 years?I am trying to keep current, and although reading: the FT, about the Eurozone crisis, China, the financial crisis, other macroeconomic topics that I never really understood has helped me understand the bigger picture and how things work together now, I still feel like I don't truly understand the de...123 years 2 months ago
0Company Review: Moodys Corporation03 years 2 months ago
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0Cost of Capital based on credit rating and ERPHello I talked to a HF manager (bottom-up) about how he is going about estimating cost of capital. In the email he said that he is using a "build-up method from the corp". He then gave me an example where BBB+ company normalized 10 year is ~4% plus normalized credit ~1.3% plus erp ~3.5%. I am ...33 years 2 months ago
0Company Interview: Citigroup03 years 2 months ago
0Tenant improvement allowanceI've got a client who, instead of spending $300,000 or offering an equivalent $300,000 TI concession, loaned the tenant $300,000 that the tenant is paying back at 2% interest over the 10-year lease term. Got the appraisal back this morning and the appraiser is applying the $31,000 in loan (principal...183 years 2 months ago
0Help me strategizeI graduated from a non-target state school with a 3.2 gpa about a year ago. In the early parts of college I wasn't as focused and I went to a big party school, thus why my gpa is lower than many. I currently work for a life insurance company in commercial mortgage origination. We're a productive sho...13 years 2 months ago
0Long Internship in FinanceHi, I study Finance Engineering and it is my last year (Master). I am searching for a long internship (5 or 6 months) in Finance beginning from February 15th or later. I am also searching for a job after this internship. If you have any tips, thanks for sharing with me....13 years 2 months ago
0Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase03 years 2 months ago
0Which has better exit ops, ops or PWM? Neither of the two are the best when it comes to breaking into asset management or equity research, but which of the two is easier to move over to the buyside? PWM probably has more networking opportunities and you are doing something front office-ish (mostly sales) Ops, on the other hand, is...133 years 2 months ago
0Company Interview: Goldman Sachs03 years 2 months ago

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