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0implications of a reverse merger

Sunlounger

I am reading a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span> of a company, who went public last year as a result of a "reverse merger." Can anyone explain the mechanism behind a reverse merger? Does a...

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0Where is the market going?

eyedea

What do you feel will be the next hot thing in the market? It feels like <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> and <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> will only be hot for a few more years. What areas do you feel students graduating...

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0..BB Asset Management self-prep..

gweilo

Hi folks, I'm 2 years out of school and have been trying to break into the industry for 6 months, and just got into an internship at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...

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0IBD, S&T, HF

siongkoonlsk

I will be a first year undergraduate in the UK this September. My future goal is to enter a prominent hedge fund group. But after reading through the posts here, I'm still wondering, whether to choose <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Funny story

ChelseaFC85

I was in New York last weekend visiting a few friends of mine. I got in Thursday night, parked my car in Jersey, and hopped on the PATH to the city. My buddies live at 45 Wall, so I was in the Fidi hanging out and waiting to meet up. Bear in mind that it was like 10 pm, and I felt like getting...

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0E&Y, D&T or IB back office?

eyedea

Would a position in valuation or reorganization services at a place like E&Y or <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span> & Touche provide better exit opps in terms getting into...

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0ibanking salary information

MyStudent

where can I get it? Also, is there a site that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-technical-interview-guide">has typical ibanking interview</a></span> questions? Thanks in advance!

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0Favorite Night Club

e36M3

Where and why?

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0Strange Circumstance

DillingerEscape

Here's my deal: I have made a 4.0 ever since I returned to school last year. But, I left for a year after making terrible grades my first year. I effectively needed to stop and figure out what I was doing. It wasn't that I was any less capable then, I was just totally...

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0Survey Question for current IBers

seiye

Why did you choose the division (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span>, <abbr title="Sales and...

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0Playtex takeover

HedgeHog

From Dealbreaker.com: Playtex Products (NYSE: PYX) is having an especially heavy flow day, up almost 16% to a new 52-week high after Energizer announced it would acquire the company for $1.2 billion. Energizer has looked to stop the bleeding from its core products with a regular cycle of...

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0Exotic Credit

Cervantes

Does anyone here trader/sell/structure CLN's or the like? I might be selling them in the future so wanted some color.

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0Accquistions Research

accent100

Does anyone know of any good databases for doing acquisitions research, for the $25M to 200 million range. I am trying to find sell side targets for my client.

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0Manhattan parking spot going for $225,000

Kools

Where do regular people park their cars? http://biz.yahoo.com/cnnm/070712/071207_parkingspots.html?.v=4

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0Non-IB Real Estate Salaries

huah5

Hi, I'm a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr...

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0M&A careers are passé ????

Anonymous Monkey

Interesting article... http://news.efinancialcareers.co.uk/NEWS_ITEM/newsItemId-10758

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0Necessary to have a top5 MBA for IB/ PE in Asia Pacific ?

Too_Old_For_This

How crucial is a top-5 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> for a position in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...

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0Arab Money

newborn

Hey guys. I read this article recently and thought alot of you would find it interesting. http://www.thebusinessonline.com/Document.aspx?id=4316B449-6DFA-4F27-8C56-BA9C1D6CA646&doc_page=1

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0Getting in by who you know at a BB...

greenbullets

I know a lot of contacts <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at one <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> and I know two Associates very well. I also know 3 recruiters...

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0BB IBD Salaries question

seiye

Do <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> salaries</a></span> differ...

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0Blackstone/Lazard takeover?

phosho

http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2007/07/12/deal-yenta-exploring-a-blackstone-lazard-union/ Thoughts on speculation?

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0young MBA --> associate...how's that work out?

mj

hey folks, if you arrange to get an undergrad finance degree from a tip top school and right away get your <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> right after also from a tip top school (perhaps even at the same time, a la wharton's submat...

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0GS placement to BSchool

seiye

Does anyone have approximate <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">statistics to <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> BSchool placements?

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0Top Group Homogeneity

BabyBeluga

Do you find that analysts in the top groups of each bank tend to have very similar credentials (ie. ivy, 3.8+, etc..)? Or is it improbable for a semi/non target, 3.5+ to get into these well respected groups?

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0i have managed for free a gold membership for vault.com. will tha help...

lifeofpurpose

will that help in anyway in my <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> quest? what can i do with it?

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0A State of Trance

exhaler

damn.. couldn't get enough of armin van buuren. If only i can to go ibiza rite now. Anyone else into trance music? name some of your favourites.

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+3Howdy. Special offer! Limited time only

the_inscrutable_chicken

I stumbled across this forum via another finance website. There's a lot of misinformation in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview"><abbr title="equity...

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0Temp Agency, Background Checks...PLEASE HELP

BabyBeluga

Apparently this topic was inappropriate for the I-Banking Discussion, so perhaps this is a more appropriate place. I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I'm a rising junior at a semi-target. Last summer I had a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr...

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0anonymity?

pedigreed monkey

whats the big deal about being anonymous on this forum by not revealing what school you go to or your name? im new to this forum, and as u can see im far from anonymous... but what are the reasons why people conceal their identity on this forum? if im not saying something that could be held...

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0Series/CPA/CFA

monkeyderivative

i am a rising junior in undergrad. am i allowed to take the series/<abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">cpa</abbr>/<abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">cfa</abbr> exams just so i can pass and impress the headhunters during the recruiting...

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0Regional Section

IBmonkeybiz44

i just think a regional section broken down by state would be cool. thanks

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0Bloomy?

IBmonkeybiz44

hi guys, not sure how much of ibers usually use the bloomberg but i figured to take a shot in asking. i currently work for bloomberg in their brokerage sales division (recently promoted from spending about a year in their analyst position) and was wondering how often do you ibers use the...

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02 years interning 1 left

laxn103

I have been interning at the same place for 2 years, I work <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">at a <abbr title="real estate investment...

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0Rich Dad Poor Dad

iBetter

I read a lot on these forums about what everyone spends their cash on. drinking, going out, generally living it large and spending it true ibanker style even at an analyst level. Just trying to gather some ideas on what people think about investments and buying up assets as opposed to blowing...

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0Turnover in S/T

montecarlo7

what is the average tenure in S&T? I see that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> has tons of...

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0Warren Buffet vs. Private Equity

newbie2banking

What are the differences between how Warren Buffet does business, and how a large buyout fund does? Anything different apart from holding time-frame?

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0Interest rate risk management

newmonkey

Any one knows much about this group? How similar to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> is this

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0What do you enjoy the most?

CompBanker

Just a fun thread: What part of the job do you enjoy most (or are you looking forward to the most for the prospectives) ??? I don't mean things such as "the money." I mean: which part of the process (ie diligence visits, industry research, etc)??? A "why" would be...

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0Hamilton "Tony" E. James

zk1085

Does anybody have his contact information? I would like to give him a ring :) http://www.blackstone.com/team/pdfs/James_Tony.pdf

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0UBS interview next thurs advice?

mack387

I go to a non target, am a sophomore/junior and I'm interviewing next <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">thurs for UBS</a></span>. It doesn't seem <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0JPMorgan 1st Year Associate Base Salary

gargon

Does anyone know if base for 1st yr associate at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> is still</a></span> at $95 or was there an increase for class of '07?

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0How do I find this out?

AgreeWitMe

How do I find out the ibanks in my area?

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0Which division is best for BSchool Preparation?

seiye

Which do you think is best in preparation for business school: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span>,...

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0Any information regarding Franklin Hamilton in Stamford, CT

artifact00

I have to setup an interview with them for the Investment Banking M & A Associate position that deals specifically with the sell side of the transaction. Any info would be great. Thanks everyone.

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0Which is harder to get?

seiye

We <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">all hear summer analyst</a></span> offers for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr...

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0Quick question about FT

fnyboy4021

I know that <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruitment generally starts in the late summer, and hopefully I will be well prepared. I am just wondering, of the conventional ways of applying, which would be the best way to increase my chances. Obviously knowing someone...

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0Perspective

Jimbo

Or maybe about the importance of starting to save young. I have a friend here, makes a good amount of money (750kish) and has probably plateaud. Had little savings from his pre b-school career. Hes married, mid 30s, and even at a high salary like this, it's going to take him till his late...

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+1Better major: Math, Econ, or Applied Math?

pacificali

Which is the best major for ibanking?

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0engg majors?

chanho

Is it true that if you have a decent gpa in a major like engineering, applied math, or some sort of related field, then that's looked upon better than a good gpa in a history type thing? I've heard things like "consulting firms love math/engineering majors." And yet the...

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0Lowered Expectaions

rick diculous

Which legitimate bank would be the easiest place to get an entry-level job on the sales desk? Think retail broker at a boutique looking for a career change. Looking for at least one real answer.

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0Salaries In Asia vs. US

seiye

What have you guys heard about the difference of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> analyst salaries in...

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0Contacting analysts

dfratz

Since the email addresses/phone numbers of analysts are published on their research reports, has anyone ever tried cold calling them? Has anyone tried this? Is it appropriate to do so if you are applying to be an associate on their coverage team?

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0Lazard Acquires Goldsmith Agio

Indeed

Lazard acquires investment bank By: Kira Bindrim Published: July 10, 2007 - 12:51 pm Bruce Wasserstein’s Lazard Ltd. said Tuesday that it was acquiring investment bank Goldsmith Agio Helms & Lynner in an effort to jumpstart its own middle market business. The...

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0A Few Questions

Anonymous Monkey

1). My major GPA is 4.0 and my cumulative is 3.67 (performed badly on some premed courses). Would it be alright to only put my major GPA on my resume? 2). I transferred from a community college to a target school. Will this impede my chances of making it through the screening process? If so,...

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0Associate Hiring

therozman

As a new board member I was hoping to get some advice on my recruiting outlook for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">sales and trading</a></span>. I have been in the industry for ten years as a derivatives...

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0Majors and Education

vram

Hi, I am currently working towards my bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in their honors program and aspire to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">get into trading</a></span> upon graduation. I am...

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0Lowered Expectations

rick diculous

Which legitimate bank would be the easiest place to get an entry-level job on the sales desk? Think retail broker at a boutique looking for a career change. Looking for at least one real answer.

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0Corporate Division ...?

Impossible_Living

Hey guys... I just wanted to ask if someone could tell me what the 'Corporate Division' of Lehman Brothers is? Is it their Investment Banking Division or is it a posh word for a Back Office department or something completely different? Would definitely appreciate some...

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0Jimmy Cayne = Total Frat Guy

patekphilippe

I can't believe there wasn't a thread about this yesterday: http://www.dealbreaker.com/2007/07/golfing_while_bear_stearns_bur.php#more What a total frat guy. He has always been my favorite CEO on Wall Street.

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0Classes to help

jfahnbul

I know this may be a tired subject...but if anyone could give me some insight on what classes to take to aide me in getting into ibanking. I am an industrial engineering major and trying to decide to take econ, or accounting classes as electives. Also, are there any alums from Purdue on here...

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0equity cash trading

Frank Slaughtery

what are opinions on this desk in terms of skill set learned, growth potential, and earning potential?

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0Financial Industry (B.S. Engineering, no Grad...yet)

mckagan13

Is anyone aware of someone who has made a transition into the finanical industry from a completely different, un-related industry (Specifically non-comp sci/computer engineering)? When I say financial industry I mean pretty much within any arena (IB, <abbr title="private...

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0UBS GIG

ghosht

Gimme the story guys. good stories, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/forums/elite-boutique-hours-culture">horror stories</a></span>, the whole deal. my good friend got placed there today... and he has no idea about it. ive heard the chemicals is...

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0ADRs and GDRs

Cest

Can someone please explain these two to me? I get the basics but can someone give me a brief explanation of these? Thanks in advance.

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0Sorin Capital Management

utbojangles

Anyone know anything about recruiting process/culture/prestige of Sorin Capital? Their website sorincapital.com doesn't offer much information. The only information I've found is that it was the first hedge fund to be given a rating from Moody's. That's it. Anyone got...

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0State Street Global Advisors

devilsppg

Does anyone know the entry-level compensation at SSGA? From what I know they are claiming to be the world's largest money manager by AUM. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/pacific-investment-management-company-pimco"...

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0Ibanking Analyst Freetime

UES802

For any current or former analysts out there in the Ibanking world. I realize that your time spent at the office greatly outnumbers time spent at leisure, but do you have any time to perhaps workout or maybe play a sport on the weekends (obviously in a recreational sense like golf)? On the topic...

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0Is NYC that fun?

Brady4MVP

I've been to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> several times but haven't really partied extensively. But almost everyone I've talked to who lives there tells me how <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> is so much fun and...

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0Travel-Sales

student999

i was wondering about the travel involved in sales. i know a while back someone said they were in international equities with a focus on asia so they went thre 4-6x/year. what about other sales desks? thanks.

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0is there a market for ASIA deals in the US?

ananano32

At a target school right now, looking to break into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> next year. American born Chinese, lived in Hong Kong for a few years when I was young so I'm fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. Did a studyabroad + internship in Hong...

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0UBS Trading

McMo

Anyone been through this intervew? How technical was it? How does their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading floor differ</a></span> from other BBs? Finally, anyone that works/worked at <span...

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0Private Equity Funds- Future Opportunities

boilerbanker

What are the pay/hours/career prospects of working in the Private Equity Fund or the Fund of Funds departments at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge...

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0Transitioning to Hong Kong in future

darkxfriend

Are there certain groups that an incoming first year analyst at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> should try</a></span> to enter to make a...

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0Is Leveraged Finance the Toughest Investment Banking Group to Get Into?

goldson

Is Leveraged Finance the Toughest Investment Banking Group to Get Into? Also, should you know which investment banking group you want to be in when you interview?

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0Resume - include math gpa if major is not math?

dvd56x

I'm looking to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">get a trading</a></span> internship next <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0taking summer classes after graduation date

applesoranges

is it ok to take summer classes after graduation in may? the only concern would be graduating in the beginning of fall instead of in may. given that i get a f/t offer, will the company mind as long as i finish the summer class before start date? thx in advance.

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0HSBC - UBS Merger!

mrcanuck

Check this out: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article2039834.ece Hey everyone, I've been following this forum now for a while and have always secretly wanted to post. I saw this article in the Times and thought it was remarkable. I...

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0One of the worst crimes I've heard of

sleepyguyb

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/2642.html

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0Goldman Sachs gets terrorist threats. "Hundreds will die"

sleepyguyb

http://money.cnn.com/2007/07/06/news/companies/goldman/index.htm?cnn=yes NEW YORK (CNN) -- The FBI is investigating letters sent to newspapers nationwide that say "<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"...

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0salesman, trader, or sturcturer?

deckone

which of these (in a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>) is the better path to a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0How to get an internship

mayers4

I am very new to this, as you can probably tell. I have just been admitted to the college of business at the University of Tennessee. I know I dont have the qualifications to get into ibanking, but maybe I could try really hard and get into a hedge fund or something someday. I know I need...

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03.5 GPA, middle office BB W/E, 770 GMAT. what schools?

sleepyguyb

Say 3.5 GPA from a non-target, worked a couple years <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 a middle-office (not terrible but...

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0Private Bank Bonus

culkbv

Without bashing the world of Private <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-wealth-management-PWM">Banking and <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr></a></span>, can anyone give...

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0Is Business Associate opportunity with IBD in BB considered back office?

knack

i got an opportunity to interview with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York...

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0Structuring to Flow

seekingcarry

Hello, I recently completed my first year as an <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> analyst in a fixed income structuring/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading...

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0Crowe Taylor Associates

locke07

Chicago - Anyone heard of?

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0Old resumes?

searchingforbananas

Random question. What do banks do with resumes for perspective first year analysts that don't even get a first round interview? Do they throw them out? Or keep them in some old vault?

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0HFs with PE side-pockets

newbie2banking

I have read about <abbr title="hedge funds">HFs</abbr> that also do <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> plays. Anyone have any names off the top of their heads?

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0ibanking question

bbarker

I'm a student at a mid-level ivy with a 3.8 in a double major in Math and History. I am interested in ibanking. Please keep in mind that I know almost nothing about the ibanking process and its competitiveness. First, is a 3.8 OK? I know people in pure liberal arts (ie, not math or...

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0Does citi have a gym?

luke77

...and if so, is it decent (plenty of free weights) and is it available to analysts without charge? Asking for a buddy of mine who'll be working there. Thanks

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0Joining the game late

mayers4

Ok here is my story... I have completed 3 years at the University of Tennessee. For the first 2.5 years I didnt think a single thought of what I would like to do as a career. I was majoring in psychology if that tells you anything. Well over the past 6 months I have truely been motivated. I...

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0Public Schools and T-Shirts

imisscollege

this may incite a bit of hellfire on the discussion board, but i feel the need to share. blame it on my liberal arts background. when i was walking by a <abbr title="bulge bracket">bb</abbr> yesterday i noticed a summer scurrying in with their blackberry and a t-shirt...

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0Doostang Invitations

bigdayj

IM me, and you will have an invitation within 12 hours.

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0Simple question, not self-validation, who has leveraged PWN into IBD??

[email protected]

Hey guys, I know that a lot of people ask these questions just so they can masturbate to the response when a hs student tells them, "chances are good." However, that is most certainly not me. I just finished my sophomore year at a top-five liberal arts college, and I am working...

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0Class of 2006 Placement

joe34502

Since i've heard that a lot of <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge...

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0Confronting your Boss

tenchixkid87

So here's the deal. I'm working as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> at a boutique bank right now and was basically told throughout the interview process that what I would be doing...

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0Ulysses

Grinder86

So how many peop le go for drinks at Ulysses after work on thursday nights?

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0Is Moelis' new firm really called Moelis Advisors?

scottydoesntknow

At least they got in on the BS-Hilton deal.

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0new financial satire

Grinder86

I just found this blog on the internet. There are only 3 posts so far but I think it could have some potential so I am deciding to share it. http://friendlytakeover.blogspot.com/

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0Searching for Information

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Guys, Come on, before bashing new posters with 'do a search' type stuff, atleast be mindful that the search function on this site is pretty shitty. Poor kids.

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