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0Non-Target > Industry > ? > ?


Hello all, Long time lurker who's soaked up a lot of information here over the past few years. I've decided on a rough career path I'd like to take and any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am a recent graduate from a non-target, working for a large CPG on their...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Salary & Bonus - Private Wealth Management-
+8DCS Advisory - Reputation and Thoughts?


Anyone have any thoughts on DCS Advisory? They formed pretty recently after Sagent Advisors and Signal Hill were bought and merged together. Would love to know anything on rep, culture, and dealflow.



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,...

+2M&A Analyst - PE "specialization"


Hi all ! I am currently working as a 2nd year <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> analyst in a generalist team (meaning no industry focus). As I am thinking about specializing in a specific sector (I do have my own ideas and preferences), I did also...

+2Morgan Stanley CMBS Originations


Does anyone have experience with MS in the CMBS originations group? I'm interested in learning about the culture, deal flow, hours, comp (analyst/associate level), etc. I've looked through past posts but haven't seen anything too recent or detailed. Thanks in advance.

Delta Partners - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
Goldman Sachs - Review - Generalist-
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
0Next steps...


Hi - I've recently been accepted to study PPE at the University of Oxford and shall almost definitely be attending. I'd consider Princeton, however, it's unlikely I'll be admitted and it would cost a lot more and be less fun than Ox. The grade requirement is not very...

0MRED/MSRED Questions


I'm currently working in real estate development at an associate level with a non-business background and am planning to apply to masters in real estate programs with the goals of broadening my understanding of real estate development (interested in shifting from a single asset class to...

+15Workhorse guy vs Fixer


What would you say is a better signal of a healthy career (one that will grow or lead to dependence on your activities for decades): **Guy 1:** Learned a few skills, but the most important one is the ability to just grind. He grits his teeth, you hand him more and more of the same shit,...

+2Real Estate Masters Programs Recommendation (Georgetown vs NYU vs UC Berkeley)


I have been accepted to Georgetown, NYU, and UC Berkeley's real estate masters program. I was wondering if someone can tell me those schools' pros and cons. I have total one year experience in architecture firm as a project coordinator and I would like to pursue my career in real...

+82019 Blackstone SA Timeline


Does anyone know when Blackstone is planning on opening their applications for the 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position? What does their timeline look like?

Nomura Holdings - Review - Leveraged Finance-
Nomura Holdings - Salary & Bonus - Leveraged Finance-
+3What Credit Cards Do You Use

Number Crunching Warrior

Monkeys, I know there are other articles on this but they seem to be outdated now that benefits for many credit cards have changed (Amex Gold is almost a completely different card now). What cards do you get the most value from, or use the most? I personally just upgraded my Amex Gold to...

+1Oxford MFE vs Imperial MSC Finance


Oxford MFE seems to take the edge on this forum, but I came across this article which gave me cause for concern. news.efinancialcareers. com /uk-en/154088/ the-top-30-masters-in-finance-for-getting-a-job-in-investment-banking Oxford ranks very poorly and the methodology used makes sense...

+22019 Morgan Stanley Inside Access Day


New thread. Feel free to share the interview questions here. : ) I'm from a target school but mainly applying for this program to practice my interview skills lol

+1Growth Equity salary? -- $1-2B in AUM

Pho bamba

Starting in solid <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> group in SF that sends to megafunds in July, obviously thinking about exits a little bit. I think <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> is awesome, but starting to think about growth equity more....

0Portfolio Management test


I'll have a test for a PM role at a local retail bank next week. It's mostly about managing the pension funds + some mutual funds and individual portfolios, also the position is related to equities only. I assume the questions would be similar to <abbr title="Chartered...

+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?

Barclays Capital - Review - Investment Banking-
Barclays Capital - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1Corporate banking salaries London

Bod Fux

Anyone have an idea of analyst salaries for <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> corporate banking in London? I know in the US they generally start out at the same base as <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, but does this apply to London too?

0Webinar: M&A Business Case - Estee Lauder Pitchbook II -- 9pm ET, 1/14/19


Monday January 14th, 9pm EDT, Wall Street Mentor</a></span> Bernardo Weaver will be hosting a case webinar entitled <strong>"M&A Business Case - Estee Lauder Pitchbook, Part 2"</strong> with a Q&A to follow. <div class="text-center">...

0Citi EID Program 2019


Hi all, This discussion is for those who got into EID Program to keep updated! You are welcome to share your thoughts and post questions regarding this program experience.

+1Does my resume suck


I am having a hell of a time getting an internship for the summer. I have applied to about 100 places and have had a few interviews but no offers. So I am not sure if my resume sucks or if I suck at interviewing. I want to go into <abbr title="investment...

Lazard - Review - Legal-
0Investing in real estate question


If you had x million and had to invest in real estate which country would you invest in and why? Also specify which type of real estate - commercial, residential etc. One answer has to be in Europe and the other can be anywhere in the world.

+52J.P. Morgan 2019 IBD Video Interview


Hi guys, sophomore at non-target here. I submitted my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">app for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...

Lazard - Salary & Bonus - Legal-
+2IB Necessary?


All of the following is assuming that I want to take the <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> route long term. Is it helpful to take the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>...

+772019 Summer Analyst Program for Hong Kong/Singapore


As some of the firms have already started accepting applications for 2019 for <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr>/SG, I thought it's the time to start this topic for those who are specifically interested in working in <abbr title="Hong...

+3Off Cycle Full Time Hiring

levered lad 25

I was wondering if anyone could provide some color on which banks (BB or MM) participate in off-cycle recruiting? If so, what is the typical process for off-cycle and what is the best way to find out about off-cycle positions? Thanks

+1Fall (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!

+222018 FT/Off-cycle London Recruiting Timeline Megathread


***UPDATED AS OF 10/01/2018*** Title says it all - the 2018 <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> mainly covers the US schools so I thought I'd start one for London ones. BBs: Goldman: Closed...

0How do you normally prepare for interviews?


Out of curiosity what does your interview preparation process look like? I like to write out all the stories that I think i'm gonna end up saying, then practising saying them a couple of times. Then I liked to practise interviewing with family members.

+2Winter / off-cycle internships?

reasonable doubt

Does anybody know any firms that offer formal off-cycle or winter internship programs? I'm graduating from undergrad in December and have some time off from January to July and am looking for something relevant (banking, valuation, <abbr title="private...

+1Evaluate my Frameworking (MBB)

Frodo's Banging

Interview coming up with <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>. Not much experience with case interviews. Any insight appreciated: Prompt: Over the last 6 months, Apple Inc. recently lost 10%, or $74.6B from its market capitalization. In the process, the...

+1Anyone Heard Back GS For Undergraduate Camp Admissions Yet?


First post here... I applied to GS's undergraduate camp for minorities and did the hirevue interview last sunday, which I think went pretty well. I got an email from <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> after I finished saying they received my interview and that a...

+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...

+1Just accepted to top- MBA/ what now


I am an active duty Marine Corps officer who was just accepted to a T-15 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program (Columbia/ NYU/ Cornell). I plan on recruiting for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> at a <abbr...

+2Asked to come in to meet the team at botique shop? Help?


Hey guys so after networking and talking to a small 10 person <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> shop they’ve asked me to come in and meet the team. I don’t really know what this will be like as far as questions or if they’re just trying to feel me out. I also...

+83Non-target --> FT Off-Cycle IBD Analyst


So I have been around here for about a year and half now, and have to say thank you to the community. Really learned a lot and got my foot in door based on the advice on these forums. ### The Non-Target School Now for my story, I attended a large (20,000+ students) non-target school. We...

0Off Cycle Internship Investment Banking Difficulty


Cold emailing is the key to finding an off-cycle internship. Our users all shared that the only road to success is to put out feelers at every bank that you can and then to also reach out to private equity shops, hedge funds, as well as venture capital firms. <h3>How to Get an Off...

+2How Do You Get an Off-Cycle Internship at a BB?


I was browsing through LinkedIn, looking at alumni and current students for potential schools i'll be transferring to this fall - and saw a handful of off-cycle "IBD Fall Analyst Intern" or "IBD Spring Analyst Intern" positions held. I have heard that since BB's...

+1Investment Banking Associate Salaries


I heard Citi and <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan raised stub salaries to 150K. Has anyone heard of other banks doing the same or base salaries going up for all Associate classes?

+1Bad to return to freshman internship (Boutique)?


Hey guys, Current sophomore at a mid-target on the West Coast (think UCLA, USC, Cal, Stanford). I interned at a boutique investment bank in Los Angeles area for my freshman summer and am thinking of going back for my sophomore summer. Is this a good/bad idea? Had a lot of experience at...

+12019 FT Roommate Thread


While it may prove too early to lock down housing, finding roommates couldn't be early enough. I'm a respectful, clean and considerate guy looking for solid roommates. Basic information below: City: Chicago Preferred Neighborhood: River North, South Loop, West Loop, pretty much...

+2Why is Nobody Talking About Silicon Valley Bank?


Hi there <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community. I've been a long time reader of this forum but post very rarely. In my time perusing the forum, I've seen little or no attention payed to Silicon Valley Bank, a high-tech commercial bank whose main...

0Investor Reporting Analyst

<p><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI'; font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI'; font-size: small;"><strong>Investor Relations Reporting Analyst</strong> <br...

0Margin Risk Analyst

<ul> <li> <p>Running the margin system and producing margin statements for Prime Services Clients</p> </li> <li> <p>Issue daily margin calls and ensure that clients have committed actions to...

0Equity Research Associate - Biotechnology

<p><span>About the Position</span></p><p>Guggenheim is seeking an exceptional candidate to join as a sell-side Equity Research Associate to help cover the Biotechnology sector. This person will be responsible for following the progress of public/private...

0Senior Manager Internal Audit - Technology

<p>We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny.&nbsp;We are driven&nbsp;by our purpose to champion every client&rsquo;s goals with passion and integrity.&nbsp;We respect&nbsp;and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our...

0Internal Audit Senior, Technology

<p>We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny.&nbsp;We are driven&nbsp;by our purpose to champion every client&rsquo;s goals with passion and integrity.&nbsp;We respect&nbsp;and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our...

0Internal Audit Senior, Project Risk

<p>We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny.&nbsp;We are driven&nbsp;by our purpose to champion every client&rsquo;s goals with passion and integrity.&nbsp;We respect&nbsp;and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our...

0Internal Audit Manager, Project Risk

<p>We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny.&nbsp;We are driven&nbsp;by our purpose to champion every client&rsquo;s goals with passion and integrity.&nbsp;We respect&nbsp;and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our...

0Internal Audit Managing Director, Corporate & Compliance

<p>We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny.&nbsp;We are driven&nbsp;by our purpose to champion every client&rsquo;s goals with passion and integrity.&nbsp;We respect&nbsp;and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our...

0Assistant Manager, Mortgage Loan Originations

<p><strong>Job Summary</strong></p> <p>Emigrant Bank is looking for an experienced and highly motived mortgage sales professional with portfolio lending experience in the Boston area. The candidate will be able to offer unique and creative residential and commercial...

0Manager, Insurance & Risk

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0Sr. Financial Analyst

<p><strong>Position Summary</strong></p> <p>Partner with the Director of Financial Planning &amp; Analysis by coordinating and managing the financial reporting and planning analysis process, driving and delivering financial reporting/analysis across the company...

0Investments Technology Analyst

<p><strong>Vacancy Posting #N18-54</strong></p> <p><strong>Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2019</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Investments Technology Analyst</strong></p> <p><strong>NYSIF...

0Compensation Survey Associate

<p>Looking for an opportunity to gain exposure to the compensation area of human resources, play an important role as part of Pearl Meyer&rsquo;s Compensation Survey Team, and work with a very impressive portfolio of clients? This unique and challenging role offers a chance to wear...

0Sr Credit Risk Review Analyst

<p><strong>Summary:&nbsp;</strong>Responsible for performing detailed credit quality reviews of all types of commercial loans, to ensure that individual credits are adequately underwritten, properly graded, and conform to the Bank&rsquo;s Commercial Lending policies;...

+1Dilemma after being invited to a Superday.


Hi all, I just received a Superday invite for an IBSA position and I was wondering if it was ok to email the interviewer from the first round, not just to thank him but to ask for any advice regarding how I can best position myself to get an offer from their firm? Is this a yay or a nay...

+15Interested in a girl who's into BDSM (and I'm not)


As I write this, I am very unsure of what to do. And so, naturally, I turn to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> to solve my problems. Here's the situation. I've gone out with a girl a couple times (we are both in college, she's a senior,...

0High level executive got me a last minute HR interview for a late 2019 internship. Help?


Hello All, I met a c-suite guy from a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> last summer where we had a great discussion about trading. After he told me to follow up when looking for an internship to get an interview. I applied for a position online on the trading...

+1How to follow up on a promised interview?


I met a c-suite guy from a big bank last summer where we had a great discussion about trading and some good books. After he told me to follow up when looking for an internship to get an interview. Recently, I applied for a position online on the trading floor. Then I emailed him to follow up...

CIT Group - Salary & Bonus - Real Estate-
+3Trading Foward Curve


Let's say you're trading a seasonal curve that doesn't have much kinks to exploit a RV play... would it be possible to trade flies? I assume only for very short term reversions?

0SA 2019 Timeline for HF's


Any timeline for smaller funds? I know BW is all done with recruiting but was wondering if smaller shops were recruiting or if it is more of a networking game.

+1MBA - Better Odds As BB IB Associate Or LMM/MM PE Associate?


Are the odds of getting into a top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program better as an Associate at a Bulge Bracket bank in NY? Or an associate at a LMM/<abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> private equity firm (say <$1bn)?

0WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thur 1/17, 7-10pm, 5th and Mad Bar


Join the WSO NYC group after work for drinks and socializing. Going forward these NYC meet ups will be held the third Thursday of the month, 7pm, at 5th and Mad Bar. WHEN -Thursday Jan 17th, 7-10pm THE VENUE -5th and Mad Bar in Manhattan, 7 E 36th St - HOW TO...

+5Top Valuation Firms


I know this isn't exactly a hot topic on this fora, and most people wouldn't categorize valuation as a consulting function, but as I've stated in other posts, there seems to be increased interest/traction in the area. The fact of the matter is that valuation groups typically...

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JPMorgan Chase - Salary & Bonus - Equity Capital Markets-
+2How do you come up with trading ideas for FICC more specifically for corporate debt or rates? Explain like I'm 5 please


I have never come up with any trade ideas outside of equities, so I don't actually understand how it works really. I know what <abbr title="fixed income">FI</abbr> products are and the basics of <abbr title="fixed income">FI</abbr> but what does a...

+3Romance my way into PE?


When we talk about hustle, usually that means extreme networking or something. In my case, I recently met a second year associate at mega fund in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>. I know she's single, and was the first to text me about something random. Quite...

+22"Project success but don't be flashy"

Mostly Random Dude

I got a bunch of meetings coming up, some in a casual setting and some in a more formal setting. I was told to "dress and accessorize appropriately" and when I asked what the fork is that supposed to mean, the response was "project success but don't be flashy". So let...

+1What are considered to be the top sales and Trading desks at BAML?


I'm an incoming <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> at <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr>. What are widely considered to be the best desks at the firm? @Bondarb" @TheBigUnit" @kulo8" @oilngas100"

0BB investment research


Hello I have a question ( hoorah! ) As a trader at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> you have access to investment research and I imagine this is the same for sales people, structurers and obviously employees within the research department. Same goes for investment...

+88Ask mbaMission about Business School Admissions

<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> is excited to have the experts from mbaMission on board to answer applicant questions in the business school forum. mbaMission is the world’s leading <abbr title="Masters in Business...

0Trying to get out of OPS

Lu peet

Here's the situation: I am currently working in a <abbr title="back office">BO</abbr> OPS role at a medium sized hedge fund. I have an opportunity to take a job at a commercial real estate brokerage. I also plan on applying to an <abbr title="Masters in...

Goldman Sachs - Review - Derivatives-
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank - Review - Generalist-
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Derivatives-
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+5Buy-Side Comp Canada


Hi guys, Hoping to discuss buy-side comp in Canada, would be curious to hear everyone's opinions/personal experience. I spent a few years in retail banking prior to starting as a first year analyst at a boutique firm. My base was 75k + bonus with no set % target. Since, I have...

0JP Morgan Investment Banking Junior Analyst 2019 Official Thread


Hey everyone, The application and interview process for the <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan JA position is starting to commence. Therefore, we should post any pertinent updates throughout the process as well as any previous interview advice. Good luck with...

+2Rate my cold email template (old vs new)


Email 1 (current): My name is XYZ and I am a senior majoring in XYZ at XYZ University who found your information via Linkedin. I am interested to learn more about investment banking and XYZ bank in particular. Would you have some time this week to speak? I would appreciate the chance to learn...

+14Can I bring up declining another offer in my year end review?

Jerome Powell

Monkeys, With year end reviews coming up, I'm wondering if I can tell my boss that I denied an offer to leave my current job. I denied an opportunity to get a ~40% raise, so I feel like I could potentially get my current employer to pay me more or at least get brownie points for loyalty....

+4AMA - Corporate Development & Strategy


Hi everyone. There have been some recent threads on corporate development and strategy, and I thought I would share my own experience through an AMA and give back to the community. My background is fairly mixed, and I graduated with a technical degree from a non-target/semi-target three years...

0Small vs Large AM Shops


I was wondering what general thoughts are about differences in <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> firm size and what this means for a junior employee. Specifically, what are some of the pros/cons of starting a career at a large <abbr title="asset...

+2Salary for an entry role at Asset Management


Hey guys, I’m currently working as an intern at an asset management company (AUM of over $10 bil). I’m likely to get accepted in as an analyst, but I’m really confused as to what the industry pay is like. As the numbers that have floated around this forum about <abbr...

+52019’s Bankers to Watch

Number Crunching Warrior

As we head into 2019, I am curious as to who everyone thinks the legendary bankers still working on the street (ex. Effron, Dyal, etc) and those that you feel might be up and coming or to watch out for are

+2WSO needs your help! We're looking for someone to do a site test


Hey all, we're looking for someone to help us do user testing for one hour between 2-7pm et. Possible days: Thur Jan 17th, Fri Jan 18th, Mon Jan 21, Tue Jan 22, Thur Jan 24 <em>Site testers will receive one month free access to our video library ($97 value) which has all 275+ of...

0Penny Warrants vs Stock Issuances


I'm looking through Buffet's purchase of Media General. He provided the company a $400m term loan and penny warrants for 4.65 million Class A shares. I am not so clear on the difference between penny warrants and stock issuance in this context. Why would he not have just asked for 4.65...

Barclays Capital - Interview - Investment Banking-
0Healthcare background and Tech IB?


I have a few years of the healthcare industry (services) experiences. Had a hard time finding the convincing reason why I wish to go into Tech banking but wanted to hear any opinions from someone who actually walked this path.