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0cool overhaul

HerSerendipity

I like it. May take some time getting used to, but it's nice. and pretty.

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0Bain to Bain Capital Timeline

sage123

I know a lot of people will work at bain & co after undergrad and then make the jump to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bain-capital" target="_blank">bain capital</a></span> (if they are interested in PE) after their work at...

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0BA in Math or BS in Stats

noober

Which one looks better and which one do you think is more useful?

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0What are my chances in Private Equity?

defoss2

Hello all, I am currently a scientist in a pharmaceutical cie (6 years) I want to leverage my scientific background in the P.E. industry. My background * Certificate in Finance and Accounting (Ivy) * EMBA (Ivy) University. * Fluent in French, plus African dialects * Training on...

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0Associates

eels

Are <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> associates always hired in "classes" along a specified timeline, or can it happen on an as-needed basis? Is there variation depending on the size of the bank?

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0IM vs PWM

waltersobchek

So at the risk of getting flamed, can someone elaborate the differences for me? People seem to bag the two together, but I gathered from a friend in IM at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> that her job is quite different from say the regional ML office down the...

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0financial models for download

banana1234

Everyone, I am looking to download (purchase if necessary) models that are similar to those commonly used by investment banks. I am looking for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF"><abbr...

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0Evercore starting salary

michaelye86

anyone have an idea of what 1st years get paid?

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0What goes on during campus visits?

duke2010

I was just wondering what goes on during campus visits? What should one wear and what kind of questions should someone ask?

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0interviewer's decision

zerocool

say you apply for an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst position, then you come short of "wowing" the interviewer. If the interviewer finds you qualified for other positions, say Finance analyst, what is the chance that he/she suggests you to take...

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0GS London

ermen

I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">heard that <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> London are preparing lists of people to cull. is this true? Anyone can corroborate?

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0Help me understand the upside potential in Box Spread

jackstone104

I understand we have <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-delta">delta</a></span> "neutral" and consequently "riskless" profit with Box strategy. Why the prevalence of this strategy with S&P 500 in...

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0Book Review

steve2434

I was wondering if anyone has read "The Business of Investment Banking" by K. Thomas Liaw and how useful it would be for a college senior starting to interview soon.

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0what should a job like this range in terms of pay????

monty09

In this position the analyst is responsible for analyzing money managers and must have the ability to analyze investment strategies. Extracting data from applications such as Morningstar, Ebbotson, Zephyr or Mobeus. Partner with a Financial Advisor to compile and present data to Board of...

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0my first free night in banking!!!

ghosht

finally that night has come. should i sleep or should i go out? i've buried the berry somewhere where i cant hear it vibrate!! ok my eyes are closing.....maybe i'll take a powernap and see where things lie in a couple hours.

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0Using People

eels

Hey guys, first post here. I have a few personal <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">connections to <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> analysts... And by that I...

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0Account Management vs. Portfolio Management

pacificali

What's the difference between the two? Which is more marketing, and which is more quant? Which has better exit opps? Thanks!

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0Starting Salary

noober

I was wondering if all first year analysts get the same salary or someone who did double major and varsity athletics is likely to get a bigger salary than someone with a history major?

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0"Banks set to cut 10-15% of staff as markets take toll on revenues"

pedigreed monkey

http://www.<abbr title="full time">ft</abbr>.com/cms/s/0/17e170ce-575b-11dc-9a3a-0000779fd2ac.html Think this will make its way to the US? (Want to know if i should start buying up investment bank stocks)

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0To intern or not to intern during the year?

dvd56x

With no prior finance experience, but a good GPA (3.6) from a top target school with a degree in Economics, how important is it to work somewhere part time during the school year if the goal is to get a <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> internship <span...

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0question about resumes

banana1234

Hi guys, I summered in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> at a <span...

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0LBO/Sec 338

thadonmega

Is it common practice to use a reverse subsidiary cash merger <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO">structure for <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr></a></span>'s...

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0newb question about prop trading

MarginCalling

so I've heard prop <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> can be highly lucrative but I really don't know what it is do traders have discretion in their trades or do they just execute...

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0Fortune 500

calvin

I've been on hunt for a year now, and it's becoming quite apparent that I'm wasting away by not gaining relevant experience. An MD recently recommended I go to industry first, given the current state of hiring on wall st. Can anyone who's been through it hash out the...

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0Deutsche drops $136mm

Jimbo

Nice work by the lads on the credit desk.

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0Opportunity to move into VC - Interested in Package negotiation ideas, asks and expectations

BusinessBuilder

My thanks upfront to anyone on the forum who can answer some of my questions. Background: I have spent the last 13 years since '94 working in some shape or form within the IT Industry. 5 years ago I joined a F50 IT Vendor - headhunted into Asia to drive Strategic Bus Dev then asked to...

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0Marfin???

IBGuy

Has anyone heard of these guys? Here are a couple of quotes from Reuters: "We believe we are different from our private equity competitors," "Our leverage ratio is so small at two-to-one, that our dependence on debt and financial engineering is much lower than that of our...

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0Will my undergrad school of choice affect me getting into a Top Tier B-School MBA program

sobepehopeful

First things first, I graduated a few years back went to junior college and totally goofed off, not because the work was hard I actually found it rather insulting and too easy, I had MAJOR family issues (but I'm not making any excuses) I was just more concerned with making $ and having fun...

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0Final Round Lehman for FT IBD

WnBkr

I have an interview coming up and was wondering how indepth questions they might ask about <abbr title="discounted cash flow">dcf</abbr>,<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-comparable-analysis"><abbr...

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0GS vs. Lazard/Gleacher Partners

Arts

What's the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">thinking about <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> analyst <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Seton Hall University

cunhama

How does this school rank on the street? undergraduate? Target? Nontarget?

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0Major and GPA ...

jeedog

Hi, I am a rising junior in a decent European university, I plan to apply for some major consulting/banking firms in the US for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. In our school we get...

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0Is BofA a tier-1 BB?

Arch Pei

BofA is famous for its syndicate loans, debt capital markets, debt-related restructuring and sales & trading. However, it seems that BofA never plays a significant role in equity capital markets, <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, as well as equity...

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0Greenhill/Evercore/Perella

madinina

It seems that the above banks are very strong and popular in the US and some of the top choices to go for. Does this still hold in London or are they are regarded as prestigious?

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0f*in blackberry

ghosht

was home in bed, got called in!! in office now. lovin every moment tho :-)

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0HVOL Arb Question

seekingcarry

I am new to the credit space. As I read traders end of day summaries, what is meant by "Hvol Arb" or "Index Arbitratge" in general?? I know the HVOL is an index traded on spread. If a trader summarizes "Feels like morning HVOL arbs took dealers long risk and they...

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0SEO - Investment Banking NY

Kerchak

http://www.seo-usa.org/career/default.asp?page_id=112 The application is online, feel free to ask me any questions or if you'd like to discuss your candidacy. I'd be very interested in following up on your interest in joining the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.

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02008 Summer Analyst List of Banks of Apply to

dvd56x

Anyone want to help me come up with a list for people interested in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>? <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Analyst Salary

hedgefunding

Looked all over this site, and found 1st yr analyst salaries + bonus. What is all in comp for a 3rd yr <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...

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0Goldman Firmwide

jonjon

I was just checking my career services schedule of company's presentations. Under Goldman it says there is a presentation for operations and one for firmwide. I visited Goldman last year and they said my school (Lehigh) would only be recruited for operations. I guess they changed their...

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0'08 First-Year Base Salary

Ballyho128

All for one and one for all, right? Looking for additional data points on what kinds of #s people are seeing in offer letters. Obviously this is going to be for the <abbr title="summer analyst interns">SAs</abbr> with offers, since the fall recruiting season hasn't...

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0IBD interview preperation for techie?

mmkitkat

I recently received an interview opportunity with one of the big <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and was wondering if anyone could give me a few pointers on <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Just looking for an opinion

calvin

Ok, I've been trying to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for a year, and now with the market downturn, my opportunities aren't going to improve - I graduated a year ago, so my window is closing rapidly. Do you think it's worth it to do...

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0Vault 2008 Top Investment Banks

funnyplatoon

Everyone loves rankings... Prestige: 1 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> & Company 2 The <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Got an offer but need some help

justanotherday

I landed an offer and received some really good reviews <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> in Hong Kong, and now I'm...

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0European banks in the US in Fixed Income area

dudester

So I'm thinking about moving to <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>... How are the big European banks generally doing in the US? I'm interested particularly in the Fixed Income area. I know that they (e.g. BarCap, <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Decisions!!

Henry14AFC

Hey guys, would you please rank the following analyst opportunities?? Public Finance Analyst (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking...

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0How will I know when I've found a quality PE shop?

CompBanker

What job responsibilities are considered "good" for an Associate in Private Equity? I know it is pretty easy to recognize what a sweat shop looks like, but how will I know when I've found a gem that will yield a great experience? For those of you currently working at Private...

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0Question on a course

ansky1

Just curious how valuable you guys thing a course like this would be for S & T. If this doesn't sound useful, what should i look for in a stat course. I have to take at least 2 of them, so i might as well take 2 that will be useful to me. "This course is a continuation of...

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0Important Question about Resume After Internship

Questionaboutresume

I just completed an internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> firm (received an offer) and hope to apply for a job with...

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0Dress to Impress

King Kong

I'm looking for some new brown dress shoes and I wanted to get some suggestions on good brands that balance style and comfort. I'm not big on fashion so help me out! My budget is around $200 so Ferragamos may be out of the question. Thanks!

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0What does an International Credit Analyst in the IBD of a BB do?

spottsa2

Does anyone hold this position or know what all it entails? How is the pay, hours? Is it comparable to other debt/credit positions within IB? Thanks.

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0Lehman Stock

junkbondswap

Anyone have any positions in LEH or care to comment on its prospects moving forward?

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0Firms size in Brussels, Belgium?

IBWannaB

Does anyone have an idea how many consultants there are in the Brussels office of McK: Bain: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/boston-consulting-group" target="_blank">BCG</a></span>: AT Kearny: What schools do they mainly...

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0Which U.K. schools are target?

IBWannaB

Which U.K. schools are target other than Oxbridge, <abbr title="London School of Economics">LSE</abbr>, Imperial?

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0Nomura london

prive

Does anyone have any <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/nomura">information abt Nomura</a></span> London and what kind of interviews to expects? typical <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> type? Pay/bonus structure. thanks

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02 Red Sox vs Yankees Tickets 8/28 - GREAT SEATS! SOLD OUT!

MONKEYWIND

Can't go to game because of WORK (I HATE BANKING)! MUST unload these tickets - GREAT SEATS (details below) and you get to see DICE-K vs PETTITTE! You can pick them up in my MIDTOWN office anytime before the game. Best offer by 3pm today (TODAY - GAME DAY!). Highest offer by 3:00pm gets...

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+1how hard is it to move from dcm/ecm to pe?

hoyer

What about vc?

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0Funny Youtube video

net worth or nothing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1rIiCEevd8&feature=dir Funny...

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0Lehman ER Interview

pedigreed monkey

whats the best way to prep for an interview for a summer internship with Lehman ER? around 3000 people apply and there are only 7 spots so it will be very competitive... any tips/advice? also, do you think mostly juniors will be interviewing or sophomores too? im a sophomore at a target and...

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0Compensation at Fidelity

sei99

Anyone have any reliable info on what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">equity research associates</a></span> make out of <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0M&A Valuation

Hayek

Am a senior now and have a first round analyst interview with an alum from my school coming up. Was told that it may involve questions regarding <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> valuation/concepts. Anyone have an idea of the specific types of questions...

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0the definitive money thread

seenoevil

The oasis dataset is clouded with standardized banking monkeys. There's a lamentable lack of data <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">points on <abbr title="hedge...

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0Advice for new HF guy?

MarginCalling

So, I'm soon to take an job at either a CTA/managed futures fund or a global macro fund, both around $1-2b AUM. At one I'd be focused more on monitoring automated <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Question regarding H1-B and graduation

PVa

Hi: Do you think there is a big advantage in trying to get an H1B by doubling up work-load and credits (and taking a really heavy course-load) this fall in order to graduate in December? Thanks in advance for your advice

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0Future Plans

altfp

I am happy to have finished the search for a job after the analyst stint, and now I am just here for ten more months to finish it out. I was curious as to what others are looking for, planning to do, or have done and how they feel about it. PE? <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Office 2007 (and excel)

Disjoint

Any banks using the new office 2007? And any banks planning on switching to it? Also I've got a bunch of excel books, and I am proficient with the excel pre- 2002. Any major changes I should be aware of? Or is a pivot table still a pivot table?

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0Hot Topic Now!!!!

moveinlife

Ok I Banking word we by now know about www.<span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso15/wsoasis/" target="_blank">wallstreetprep.com</a></span> and www.dealmaven.com. You guys know what i am going to ask. Which one...

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0What do I need to know for summer analyst interviews?

Clif

I've seen a plethora of full-time info, but not much summer info. How are the interviews structured for targets and nontargets? What type of questions will they ask? What do they expect you to know or articulate? How can one best prepare for the interviews?

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0How do I delete pages from a .pdf document?9
0Tips for Gmat!

moveinlife

Ok so we all know or took the Gmat. I am planning to take it next year in January. I want a perfect score so this is what I did. I went Kaplan and bought the books and also a math book and a advanced book for Gmat. Come on Guys is there anything else? I need a perfect Score!!!!!!

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0Quick Somone answer this

moveinlife

In relation to Investment banking specifically in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> and <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0PE Blackstone Compensation

newbie2banking

Does anyone have any credible idea of compensation at the Director <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">level at Blackstone</a></span>, or any other major fund?

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0Corporate Banking vs. CFA work experience requirement

noncon

Hi guys, pls help! I am studying for <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> and don't know if some background in Corporate Banking will be fit for charter holder's work exp. requirement? Many thanks.

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0ANALYST Resume

djia5000

Anyone care to post how they word their resume to talk about their deals / books? We all more or less do the same thing anyways, so I figure most of the bullets in a resume look the same. Just curious...

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0Travel - How does you handle it and what does your firm do to make it less painful?

consultant16180

Getting staffed on a travel assignment soon, rather excited since I was in the home office during my internship. From what I've heard, my firm is pretty good with travel, lots of perks, always a good hotel, generous reimbursement for meals. I am wondering what others' travel...

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0Lev Fin: move out now?

pacificali

A friend of mine who interned over the summer got an offer back to the lev fin group he worked at. is it a better idea to not take this and move into the general pool given the market?

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0User's post history

Boy Plunger

Many forums have this, why doesn't IBO? When you click on a username and load up their profile, it should have a link to their post history (i.e. you can search through their past posts).

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0Class of 2007 Analyst Lay Offs

Bankmaster

I have heard rumors that <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> have already laid off 1st year analysts "based on test scores" during training? If this is true, what firms have laid off analysts ? No speculation please.

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0any chance to start banking as VP?

Kimbo Slice

Just finished my summer associate gig and realized there's no way I want to spend 6 years just to get to 3rd year vp. Are boutiques willing to start people out as vp or 3rd year associate if they have the requisite work experience (think 4 years of legal practice)?

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0Need help with boyfriend's eating habits

ripe_tack_invest_fast

I've been with this guy for eight months, and he's an MD at an investment bank. His father and grandfather, and so on, have also been bankers. The problem with him is that his eating habits are terrible. He never eats fruit or vegetables, his rationale being that, in his mind, his...

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0How will I fare this fall?

misanthrope

Hi everyone - thanks in advance for the advice. I am going to be going through OCI this fall, for both investment banking and consulting. I am a Econ major at a T25 (the lower end of the T25), with a 3.9 GPA. I don't really have the traditional background/experience for someone seeking...

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0FT NYC Associate Signing Numbers

GGekko

Please let this thread be the home to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">share <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> <abbr title="full...

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0Grand Detail List for SA Recruiting

Dave baby

<abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting seems far, nonetheless it is fast approaching. I think it would be great if we can compile a grand list of firms and their general non-finance attributues. Goldman: Business casual - Very tough background checks...

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0Ghosht

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For all you new analysts - as queer and stupid as it sounds, if you can emulate Ghosht's unbeleivable enthusiasm for the job and double check your work, you are well on your way to getting a top tier bonus. Congratulations Ghosht, if you aren't a complete moron who fucks up...

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0Mind over Matter

WnBkr

Does <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">anyone in <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> have a passion besides finance that gets them through...

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0anyone in?

ghosht

There are only three people on my floor. Me, another 1st year and my associate. probaly staying till 4 then coming back tomorrow and working all day......then back sunday.............hows everyone elses weekend looking? i guess my group works hard!!

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0boutique to larger bank

ibda

How do you move from a boutique to a larger bank? Maybe even not bulge but tier 2.

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0Early deadline on returning offer

phosho

I believe most companies keep offers open until October/November. My offer expires in late September, so I wouldn't have the chance to talk to other banks. We have a school policy that firms keep their offers open until November. How do I let HR know this/ask for an extension without...

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0about to sign... should I hesitate?

salom123

I have an offer from the summer that I am this close to taking. Before I call them up on mon. I just want to get one last perspective before signing my life away for two years Is the lifestyle that bad? Is it worth it? (ie: how much of a chance I could sign on for two years of hell and...

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0Citadel Chicago

pedigreed monkey

i hear this hedge fund hires college grads, since its in Chicago do they tend to recruit a lot of northwestern/uchicago? what is the starting salary for an analyst at this firm, and what does it usually take to get in?

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0Bonus Question

TheGreatOne

Does anyone have an idea of how much bonuses were for the first and second year analysts at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>...

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0Caltech

Warhawk_1

I have a friend who's a rising junior at Caltech, and he's been thinking about going into Finance. Does anyone have any information on how Caltech is perceived in the finance field? In science & engineering, it's the same tier as MIT, but I've never heard any...

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0Question Regarding Internships

HarryWang

Hey everyone, I'm a new member but a long time lurker. I'm currently going to be a Junior this year at Rutgers. Majoring in Economics w/ a Statistics background. I intended to do Accounting, but no go. Finance's GPA was .2 out of my range, so I didn't get into the Business...

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0Who has the low on BNP Paribas

calvin

Looking at two groups - <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">m&a</abbr> corp finance & capital markets Can anyone offer a perspective on culture, comp, etc. for either group. Thanks.

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0i guess bonuses wont be as bad as people speculating..

poorbanker816

http://www.forbes.com/2007/08/24/compensation-bonus-investing-wallst-cx_lm_0824bonus.html?partner=yahootix

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0Should I take this job on campus?

pedigreed monkey

So theres a student-run online bookstore at my university (target), and they are looking for someone to apply for the "Director of Finance" position. Since 2005, the company has "generated over $300,000 in revenue for its affiliates and donated $25,000 to local charities and...

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01 Yr in Operations?

eyedea

I know this topic has been beaten to death, going from ops to <abbr title="investment banking">ib</abbr> is almost impossible. But, if I work in ops for one year after graduation at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0st. louis?

hoffmag2

Hey everyone. I got an interview for an internship this fall at a shop here in St. Louis that I really have no clue about. Anybody heard of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/apollo-capital">Apollo Capital</a></span> Management? I've...

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0Phrases From Getto-Banker...

feesch

1. Who's yo baby's sponsor 2. Imma bust comp in yo a*s 3. Don't be a trada hata 4. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-weighted-average-cost-of-capital-WACC"><abbr title="weighted average cost of...

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