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+30AMA: Private Equity Portfolio Company CFO


#### Pre-MBA Work History: * I attended a private, Catholic university in the Midwest where the curriculum was focused on asset management and included a student-managed portfolio as part of the university's endowment. * Alumni through that program helped me land in the analyst...

+24Guys, seriously stop asking for Hirevue questions


It seems to be every other post on the <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> threads and every other thread in this forum is begging for hirevue questions. You all need to stop. Like seriously there aren't many things that are more beta then being frightened to...

+22Yeezy raking in 1.5 billion....... Kanye is always growing


Air Jordan's do about 3 billion annually and I was shocked to see Yeezys are already half way there. Lots of people hate Kanye West and he has given people reasons. From saying "George Bush hates black people" on national television, to supporting MAGA and getting hated all...

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+3Thoughts on Jefferies? (London)

mango n lime

Hi, I was wondering what the market thoughts are on Jefferies. I’ve noticed they’ve made a fair amount of redundancies over the past year which I guess is a cause of concern? what’s everyones views on them? How do they compare with the other mid market firms like William Blair,...

+4STERN (No $$) vs. Yale ($$) for IB


I've been accepted to NYU Stern (no $) and Yale SOM ($40k in total). Which of these schools would be best for breaking into IB? For context: I'm 27 years old Asian, my work experience is in big 4 audit with <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr>...

+4To All Those Who Cold Called Into ER


I'm a super non-target here, with no experience. I've been out of school for several years now, looking to break into <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr>. So I passed <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> L1, learn to...

0London - HSBC TMT vs FIG for summer analyst


Which is the better group in London? Future prospects?

0H.I.G. Capital


Does anybody know anything about H.I.G out of Miami, Fl? I know they do a little of everything but I'm trying to find out, what are their strongest groups, how's the deal flow?

0Is this a regular lateral hiring process?


Ive been applying to banks trying to lateral for forever now. I had a call that went well with a higher up, and he had an analyst reach out for an introduction to the firm. Meanwhile, I receive more and more emails from the team asking for the same interview/introduction (calls at different...

+1Private Capital Advisory opportunity?


Hi guys, I was recently offered the opportunity to work as an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> for an EB's Private Capital Advisory branch. While I consider myself very fortunate to have been extended the offer, I never truly considered a position in...

+1Golub Capital - Information?


Hi all, I am exploring options of heading to a credit fund in the near future, and was hoping to gain insight into Golub Capital. Does anybody have any insight with respect to hours, compensation, credit underwriting process, etc? Thanks in advance.

+40Networking Pet Peeves


General advice for networking in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> thread. Lol some of y’all are getting heated. Summary: don’t just send linkedin invites and actually put in some effort. Most importantly, don’t be a dbag.

+8Workplan for PE studying


Wondering if anyone has advice on a good workplan for prepping for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> interviews. Like first study X then Y, then Z, etc. I have some months before on cycle starts and want to get solid before <abbr title="private...

+6Hope Floats, So Does Shit....


Hi All, It's my first post but I've been lurking for a couple of days now (just made a legitimate account though). Here is my situation. I am 24 years old and have LOVED financial markets and investing since I was 10. When I graduated High School the US recession was in full...

+89Is Finance Really this Lonely?


Excuse the rant, sometimes you have to air it out, and this place has made me who I am today, and I'm sure many individuals feel the same way I think. <h3>I sacrificed everything to break in</h3> I don't know where I went wrong, two years ago, when I had nothing and...

+1Valuation bridge question


All, I putting together a valuation bridge in excel. I'm showing the <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> value of the company, then with a few buckets of improvements (margin, volume enhancement etc) and then the final value. The issue I am having is...

+16WORST Boss Experience? Can You Beat This?


Story Time: **I <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> A GIRL** - just putting this in there bc everyone is assuming this is coming from a guy’s perspective My Instagram was public with Venture Capitalist in the bio. Only reason for this was because it was more...

+6Best self-study materials?


Good day <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I'm currently a non-target student that's been looking for the best self-study materials. Any suggestions? I'm not really looking for the typical BIWS and WSP packages considering I'm either already...

+1How do I build and leverage a network?


Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I’ve been extremely lucky and blessed to be able to have family connections to some MD level players across different banks and <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firms. I would say that they...

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0difference between final settlement price vs future price


Example :on 20th June, 2019, suppose trader A buys and trader B sells a futures contract that settles on the third Friday of September 2019. Then, on that date, A and B must perform — A agreeing to buy asset gold at dollar 100, and B agreeing to sell asset gold at dollar 100.(dollar 100 is...

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Got dinged by BCG generalist after 1st round, but got a phone interview with GAMMA. Want to start thread since not much information is available for gamma right now... 1. interview process. what is that 30 mins phone interview with recruiter about? background? mini case? experience? 2....

+1IB Intership After Graduation


Hi all, Wanted to get some feedback on how to go about getting an internship in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> one year out of college? I have a year of experience in real estate but have come to the realization that my current experience will not allow me to...

+2PWP 2020 SA


Submitted app on 02/08 for <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, LA, & SF. In the dashboard, LA & SF apps were last updated on 3/22 but <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> was last updated on 2/8. Received an email today from HR...

0Pitching yourself to a junior PE role from ER


Stumbled on a junior <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> role that looks easy as 1,2,3 but I come from <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> and not <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Any suggestions on...

+1Anybody here work at M&T bank?


Hi all, anybody here work at M&T bank's <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> group? I Would really appreciate and be grateful if I could connect with you, thank you!

+6How is EY Parthenon viewed vs MBB


EY Parthenon typically only hires from the top 10 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs in the USA and a couple from EU, pay similar rates to <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr>, how are the viewed in...

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+17TN Economist Category Visa Changes Dec 19, 2017 - Any TN Economists Working in Hedge Funds?


The USISC today imposed restrictions on individuals working in the U.S. under the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/visa" target="_blank">NAFTA TN Visa</a></span>'s Economist category. This change disallows people working in...

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+10Advice Please! Growth Equity Interview Questions?


So I just got notified that I've been invited to interview at a top tier growth equity firm, and the opportunity just sounds absolutely amazing so I'm desperate to land the position. If someone currently at a growth equity fund wouldn't mind elaborating on the interview...

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0Which programs to apply in order to break the IB industry after a Master in Finance?


Hi you all! I am about to start an MSc in Finance in the UK (1-year long, beginning in October) and I wish to ask: 1) which programs should I apply for, in order to get in the investment banking industry in London? 2) when do they typically hire? I know Goldman has already opened the...

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+2Lazard Private Capital Advisory Group?


Does anyone have any information about this group? How would this compare to being in the generalist analyst program i.e. <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>/Restructuring in terms of exit options, modeling skills developed, work-life, etc?

+1Lazard PCA Superday


Hey who was at the Lazard PCA superday, and how did you feel about it? Any idea when we will hear back?

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+1Non-BB M&A vs. EB PCA


I have <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offers from a non-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>...

+7Deutsche Bank Cutting 18,000 jobs!!!!


I hop on Linkedin this morning to see [quote] Following “years of decline,” Deutsche Bank says it’s closing its equities business, as well as cutting 18,000 global jobs by 2022. In its attempt to restructure and boost profitability, the German lender announced that it would lose...

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+4Hedge Funds requiring IB experience... why?


Please, I just can't wrap my head around it. I'm sure there is some semi-rational reason why a hedge fund would hire an investment banker but I just don't see it. I would say that if you're in the business of attracting actual talent you might as well go as far away as...

+13Where to go in Africa?


I am going to travel to Africa, as I didn't visit it before. And now I want to find out, what are the best variants for leisure time there? Climbing? Nature with the animals there? Safari? Or may be local tribes? Thanks a lot for the variants!

+1Private Equity Business Development Comp Forum


Fellow Monkeys, There isn't much information available on this forum or anywhere else for the matter for compensation of BD professionals in the private equity world. It's obviously a growing function within the field with most reputable funds now having a standalone BD teams in...

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+1Direct Emails from HR


Been networking recently for entry-level, first-year analyst opportunities in Investment Banking, and was asked by a connect to shoot him my resume. Shot him my resume, and he passed it to HR. I know he passed my resume to HR because someone at HR sent me an email saying they received my resume...

+1What cleaning company is the best?


I have just bought an apartment and have no time to clean it up. What is better to do? To order a cleaning company or to ask anybody to help with it?

+12Side Hustle in IB: is it wise to buy a franchise


Is it wise to buy a franchise think subway, Tim Hortons, not McDonald's because of price but a smaller but known chain? I am thinking into the future and want to have an asset that pays me dividends and something I can build and focus on into retirement. Start with one accumulate capital...

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+4Best non-MBA master to break into consulting


Wondering if I could get feedback into non-mba masters that may be useful for breaking into consulting. I attended a small state uni in the western US (first gen urm student, gave me a lot of scholarship money, thought a degree was a degree). Needless to say the work opportunities since...

+2Discussing Internship Program over a Beer


Long story short I have been networking through LinkedIn and today I was on a phone call with an alumni regarding a <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> internship at a bulge bracket bank in New York City. At first it caught be off guard because I was simply going...

+3How to answer why IB?


How to answer why Investment Banking? when in reality, all i care is a bout making money. But it seems that telling the truth is not a great answer.

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+6General Vacancy Deductions


Do you apply a flat general vacancy factor (say 10%) to gross potential income? Or, do you deduct absorption & turnover vacancy from the general vacancy calculation so you don't double count? Do you deduct free rent too or anything else? What is your preferred approach?

+4How Technical are EB Interviews


I've heard interviews during <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> superdays can get really technical, how technical are we talking? ..

+1 On-site interview - Five Rings Capital


Hi all. I recently got invited by Five Rings <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> for an on-site interview. The position is Quant Researcher. Has anyone here had any experience with them? My background is pure math. So far they have not asked me any finance related...

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0Goldman Sachs PWM Associate Interview.. (s)


I heard back from <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> on the <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> Associate position I applied for and they want to move forward with me. I'm well aware of the <abbr title="Goldman...

+2Does getting a double major in a humanities subject matter at all?


I am a junior in college and will be graduating with a degree in business. I do have the potential to double major in history, as through luck I have completed most of the requirements for it. How would an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> recruiter see a double...

+3Female Asian D3 athlete?? How much will this help


Currently a rising sophomore at a Top-3 liberal arts college. I do a D3 sport but the sport is quite niche where my team competes against D1 and D3 schools. My training schedule is practically the same as a D1 athlete of my sport at Yale. I was wondering given my circumstance of being a...

+13Family Office Database List

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+2Goldman Sachs Portal Status still says "Interview". Am I still in the running?


I applied for a position in <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> IMD. I received a phone interview with a VP, then was invited onsite (NYC) for a 2.5 hour interview with 6 people. It's been 2 weeks since the interview. I got impatient and contacted the recruiter later...

0What should I learn to get an internship?


Currently going into Finance at community college and an internship has become available through school with a local Wealth Management Company. I will be cold emailing the founder my resume and some information for (hopefully) a better shot at getting the internship. I am going to be a...

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+1Quality of Earnings Report Explained (adjustments)


Hi all, This is going to come off as a pretty basic question, but I would love some help understanding a QoE, in particular the add backs/pro forma adjustments that are made. More so from a conceptual standpoint, but also how the seller is thinking about this (e.g. add back previous...

+11st year Analyst at Deutsche Bank


Would <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> rescind offers from an incoming class. I've just finished uni and have an offer to start in a few weeks in Global Markets in London. They are reported to be cutting thousands of jobs on Monday, even up to 50% of the...

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+8Barclays SA 2020


Haven't seen anything on this, so let's get talking. Any information on <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> or SF would be valuable for us all.

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+24AMA: PE Associate at a single-sector mid-market fund

Escobar Houdini

<h4>Bio:</h4> * Currently an Associate at a sector-specific European mid-market fund * Previously an Analyst at a smaller boutique * Started out at a "global" investment bank * Undergrad from a continental European uni and post-grad from a business school in...

+1Equity Waterfall Calculation using XNPV


I have been working through a waterfall distribution and for the hurdle calcs I came across the following formula: ROUND(-XNPV(X,B2:M2,B1:M1)*POWER(1+X,(DATEDIF(B1,N1,"d")/365)),2) Whereby: X = The Target <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr>...

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+2Yale vs Harvard

The JP

Hi. I read posts on the forum and none talked deeply of which is better for a career in business and finance: Harvard or Yale? I want to be the attend the best school for that, which also offers: - The best overall college experience - Being able to network with the future...

0London: Working in Mayfair, where to live?


I start working in the Mayfair area in London and was wondering where to live. As the area is super expensive, I guess I can't afford to live somewhere in walking distance for a reasonable price. However, proximity to work is my main point when looking for a flat (walking would be perfect,...

0How do you stay enthusiastic / passionate through the grind/boring times while working at your investment banking job?


This is a question I'm going to need to address on an upcoming <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> interview. One thing they've said about me is that they can tell I have a lot of passion and enthusiasm for the field and in particular this job. They want...

0Lateralling to MBB


Anyone here lateral to an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> from a T2 consulting firm? if so how did you go about getting the referral and the interview?

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+2Finance Sophomore Recruiting 2020

Sernie Banders

What banks outside of <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> programs accept sophomore SA? What are some other small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>/<abbr title="venture...

+1Blackrock SA 2020 Thread

big dawg 5

Applications should be going live July 1, so lets post updates on the recruitment timeline here for all locations.

+5rounding gpa from 3.1 to 3.2


Thoughts on rounding a gpa up from a 3.1 to a 3.2 gpa. I go to a target school for most <abbr title="bulge bracket">bb</abbr> banks but most of them have 3.2 gpa cutoffs?

0International Real Estate Grad School Thoughts?


Hey folks, Was curious about everyone’s thoughts about getting a masters in real estate in a foreign country? Not sure what asset class appeals to me most long term, but ultimately am fascinated by the possibility of doing acquisitions internationally (vague, I know). Is it worthwhile...

+16Low GPA, but have experience in the field. What do I do?


Hey everyone, I'm currently a rising junior at a non-target working an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> internship this summer. Leading to this year I was a horrible student, drifting on...

0Boutique in NYC


What is it like starting out at a boutique in NYC? Let's just say deal size is an average of around $50-100 mil, with decent deal flow. How difficult is it to lateral to a larger bank after a year or two?

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+4Current BB SA Curious About Real Estate


Hi All- I'm currently a summer analyst in a good group at a top 3 <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in New York. I definitely enjoy the job and would consider accepting a return, however I've always wanted to go into a real estate. I don't know too...

+9Moving Upstream in PE


Moving upstream in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> is notoriously challenging and I would greatly appreciate some advice from the community. I am currently working in a very small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> boutique with only...

+1Pigeonholed in Asset Based Lending


Hi All, I'm an ABL Risk Manager . I work in a mid sized bank at a back office so I do not have a sales goal. I feel grateful for the low stress, decent salary (100K + all in) but I feel pigeonholed and can't seem to get a lateral or even downgrade move. My concern has always...

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+1Informational Interview with a Director


Hey guys! Just a quick question for you all. I have an informational interview with a boutique that i'm looking to get an off cycle internship at. I've had dozens of interviews with analysts and associates, but never a director of a firm. Here's the catch. I mentioned in the...

+9Credit Suisse 2020 SA Recruiting


Hello, has anyone heard back from the initial online assessment yet? Was interested in both <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> and SF offices.

+56AMA: A Bored Financial Advisor


Hello everyone. I've lurked here on and off over the years and realize there isn't much activity regarding wealth management, but thought I'd register anyway. I'm in my 30s, at an independent broker/dealer, been doing this over a decade (after getting my B.S. in finance and...

+8Intel on Hellman & Friedman: Culture, B School, Promotion track


I'm in the process of gathering information ahead of on-cycle recruiting this fall. As my username suggests, I'm a BA/A/AC at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> looking to make the switch to a top consultant-friendly <abbr title="private...

+17AMA: Non-Target to Strategy Consulting to Director


Given that I've been able to gain a lot of insight through this forum I figured it was time to give back. Quick background on me: - I went to a non-target school in Toronto - Went from academic probation (less than 2.0 gpa) to graduating with a 3.6 GPA (in yrs 3/4) - Joined a top...

+33Attempts to be friends with/be in a relationship with a model?


Its pretty well known that one of the buzz phrases on this site with reference to high finance is "models and bottles." I am just wondering what experiences you have all had trying to hang out/ be in a relationship with a model. Did you fail or succeed?

+19Thinking Like an Investor


I said in a previous post that I would try and write some more content in the future aimed at helping my younger self/newer analysts out. Bit of a quiet period before earnings start to pick up next month so here is something that I’ve created and use every time I research a new company from...

0Is my background solid for SA 2020?


What is my background lacking? Education: Target university: GPA 3.6 High school: President of the high school Work experience: <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> advisory firm in London (summer analyst june july 2019) Drafted presentation and conducted...

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0Jon & Alex (AgentRisk) - The future of money management

Moving from Greece, the learnings from many failures and then a huge success (17x exit), what it’s like being a second time founder and building a fintech business based of the problems they experienced.

+2Entering from non finance background with an MBA


Just to help contextualize the circumstances – I am from Canada. I am interested in getting into Investment Banking but I have limited professional experience in the field of finance. I am currently 22 and have about 2.5 years of operations management experience at a start-up. I’m...