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0Stealing Talents

imkeen

People talk about how banks steal analysts from each other, how do banks know how analysts from other banks perform?

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0Math major or Markets and Management major

noober

Which one is better for i-banking?

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0SA Offers

veritas1234

Any info/rumors on <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offers from the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr>...

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0Here is a Good question to help settle a bet

Moreheadstatewannabebanker

A couple of buddies of mine and I were talking about felonies(I just a fucking DUI) and they said that it's going to be impossible for me to get a banking job with a felony on my record. I said I know a guy who was charged with embezzelment(he took 15k from a bank) and he works for a small...

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0Quick question -- example of a PE firm re-buying a firm it previously owned

shoeless

Gang, Just curious if anyone can think of an example where a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm took a company private, sold it, then later came back and took it private a second time? Greatly appreciate the assist.

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0Transferring Universities

FinanceWiz

If one would go to a "non target" university for undergrad for 2 years, but then transfer to a target school, will this be considered "worse" than going to a target school for all 4 years, or will banks not care?

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0I want to start trading on my own but I don't have any money!

greenbullets

Hi, I'm a college student, senior, and would like to start <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading now</a></span>. What do you recommend?? I really don't have any money saved but I want to...

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+1Think I'm about to get the axe. Help?

ripe_tack_invest_fast

I'm a first year analyst <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> bank, and we were called to discuss current economic...

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0Info Sessions

interestedguy

After the main speakers are done talking, is our time better spent schmoozing with the recruiters or the actual bankers themselves? which has more say in sorting our resumes when the time comes? thanks for your help

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0International focused undergrad degree and obtaining an IB position

am00

I am interested in IBanking although fairly uninformed as of yet to what IBanks specifically look for in selecting employees. Something that I have been wondering about is whether or not IBanks are preferring individuals with an international mindset/outlook because of the emergence of markets...

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0salarries

devdev142

Salaries in Investment Banking (with bonus) Job Level Bulge Bracket First Year Analyst $60K - 110K Third Year Analyst $80K - 200K First Year Associate $125K - 235K Third Year Associate $150 - 450K Assistant Vice President $200K - 600K Vice President $250K - 800K Associate...

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0Does the Law of One Price hold for Stocks AND Bonds?9
0IB: difference between industry and product groups?

michaelye86

Can anyone please explain this?

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0DB's Lev Fin layoffs

applesoranges

anyone care to confirm? heard half of first yrs were laid off after given a 20k check.

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0Has anyone been employed in a valuation group at one of the Big 4???

eddie_13

So I just got email from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/kpmg">KPMG</a></span> and I landed an interview (for Sr. Associate) next week with 5 people in the Economics and Valuation Services (EVS) group - ranging from Sr. Associates to the...

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0When do Full Time I-Banking Interviews Start for Non-Targets

goldson

?

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0Investment Bankinf

moveinlife

Do you need a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/series-7-exam-prep-course-finra">Series 7</a></span> as a Investment Banker? I'm in a internship in a Investment banking firm and my boss tells me that i need...

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0Am I stuck in the Midwest until I go to B-School?

lager44

I am beginning to consider a move to another firm hopefully on the east coast and am curious about how my experience will be received. I have an opportunity for a temp-to-full time at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr...

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0Major investment bank filed for bankruptcy

mrcanuck

Check it out guys, at this stage its a rumor and has been causing problems in the financials index: http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2007/08/21/afx4039427.html http://www.dealbreaker.com/

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0Interview and previous summer

johnsamson

Sorry to create a new thread but the last one was getting a bit confusing with a few people asking questions. This summer I had a dead end summer research internship. In the other thread people said I should work on selling the bigger picture well which I understand. What I'm...

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0which banks are most/least affected

poorbanker816

by the looming credit crunch.?

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0Indiana Uni (kelley) - Bloomington for undergrad

éclat_primate

Prestige and the opportunities to get into analyst positions. is it considered a target? alumni network strength? how does it rate compared to Mich, uva, unc etc? thanks for the input

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0top 30 under 30

IBorBust

Cover story of Trader Daily...do these people really kick that much a$$? http://www.traderdaily.com/30under30.html

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0Top Shops in Canada?

JonnyKash

I'm at a Canadian target school, a believer in the long term commodity bull market and the strength of the C$. I want to work in Canada, so Toronto & Calgary are pretty much the places to be for sales & <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Question about fall full time interviews

David Van Patten

I am fortune enough to have a CEO forwarding my resume to two <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge brackets and three</a></span> leading middle market firms. When would be the ideal time for him to...

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0Advice for a 28 year-old...

eddie_13

Hello, Just discovered this helpful website; any advice would be greatly appreciated!!! Situation: -Graduated Boston University School of Management ('02) w/ Concentration in Finance. 3.0 GPA. -Analyst at Thomson Financial for 1 year -Analyst (promoted to Senior) at a...

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0Question re: Account settings

onpar1

I couldn't find any other place to put this at, so here it is: how does one change the status from say, prospective monkey to whatever else? I tried to edit my account but it won't let me.

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0Industry groups ranking source

antmavel

Often we can read that a specific bank industry group is the best however I have no idea where to look for this information. How to know which bank has the best tech group, the best industrials,... Are there tables or some official document that people use?

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0Class of '08 Analyst Pay

barthelona1

Many banks are giving out offers around now so lets get a thread going listing analyst pay for the class of '08 across different banks. Assuming that most are identical or very similar, but who knows... MS: 60K +<span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Blackstone PE Analyst vs. Analyst at Top BB Group (GS TMT, MS M&A, etc.)

UndergradAdvice

Which of these options would you take: 1) Enter <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone directly after</a></span> undergrad as an analyst in the private equity area 2) Join a top group...

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0Ethics Interview Question

fibows

I've always wondered what types of things Wall Street firms want to hear when they ask interview questions like: "Please desribe an ethical dilemma you were once in and how you handled it." "What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating?" etc. On one...

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0Gustavus Adolphus College

Arcturus

Hey, does anyone know of anyone working in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD"><abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> or trading</a></span> in either...

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0Coursework question

PenInHand

Hey everyone - I have a choice this semester between taking macroecon or intro to accounting and finance. For the purposes of potential ibanking internships in the coming year ('08), which would you suggest I take? Do companies even look at your coursework that closely when looking...

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+1Grosvenor Capital Management

utbojangles

Any info on this fund? I don't see any info on their websites, on this forums, or in the news. I called, but the firm seems pretty shy to open up.

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0Top Banks in LA

IB12345_0

Please give some perspective on the top banks in LA and how they compare relative to <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> offices. My understanding is that it would go something like this: 1. <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0thought i'd share my joy

ghosht

got out at 5:30......all of the big guns are out of the office, and dealflow is kind of slow. oh joy!

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0PE Shops - RippleWood, JC Flowers, Quadrangle & W.L Ross & Co

netking007

Hey Guys, There seems to be a lot of info out there on the large private equity players - Carlyle, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/tpg-capital" target="_blank">TPG Capital</a></span>, <span...

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0How do you Value an Energy Company Compared to a Consumer compared to a Technology etc.

goldson

How would you value an energy company differently than you would value a technology company or a consumer company? I am trying to understand what in specifically is different about the way you value companies in a given sector as I heard this sometimes will come up in an interview? Thanks.

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0pls suggest my gameplan

pvj79

I need advise from experts around here on what should be my course of action during my 2nd yr in order to get in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Most of the odds are against me. I am a 2nd yr <abbr title="Masters in Business...

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0credit crunch and M&A

pedigreed monkey

can anyone explain to me the effects of the recent credit crunch disaster on the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> departments of investment banks? i understand that lenders being more hesitant to give out cheap loans and the difficulty in issuing...

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0GMAT scaled scoring?

helpmegmat

So, I took my first computerized practice GMAT from the free software package I downloaded from <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr>.com. I got a 50 on Quant and a 41 on Verbal; these appear to be out of 60. At first I thought I had a lot of work...

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0Why this talk of "exit options" amazes me.

constantine

It strikes me as bizarre when I hear <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analysts talking about the "exit options" that justify their otherwise miserable career choices. First of all, the fact that the banking career has to advertise itself by promising...

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0do we drop resume at information session ?

zerocool

I'm new to these informational session and stuff. At the end of the session, do students get a chance to talk to the presenters and/or drop off their resume ?

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0Tipping Black Car Drivers?

ibdjunkie

Are you suppose to tip the black car drivers? If so, how much?

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0What were 3rd year analyst bonuses this year?

Maiden

Would be interested in seeing data points

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0applying for internships

worldtraveler123

I want to apply for consulting internships in the U.S., preferable <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> or Boston, however I will be abroad all year next year in London. I was wondering how applying for internships typically work. I realize most people say that hiring is...

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01st year Post college: best opps

hedgefunding86

What are people's thoughts on the following positions: -<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3dfq69b" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>, Kailix Advisors Analyst (Equity L/S) -<span...

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0finance analyst

zerocool

what do finance analysts really do ? and how much they make ? is it easier to become and FA than an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst in this market condition ? thanks

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0M&A Question for Corporations

fibows

I just finished reading "The <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/4ynnrt8" target="_blank">Accidental Investment Banker</a></span>", and for those of you who haven't read it (spoiler ahead, I suppose), the...

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0Job Staffing

112107

Why is it that when a new live deal comes along, the staffer will pass this live deal to the an analyst who is already busy with other live deals and not to other analysts who are just doing pitches? And when the busy analyst is overwhelmed, the staffer will get the other analysts to help...

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0People withouth FT offers are screwed?

pacificali

Are people without <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offers (having an internship doesn't cut it) basically screwed this time around for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> recruiting?

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0Please help: MS ECM VS. RBS Lev Fin - Must decide by Monday

nolesfan

Don't know whether to go with the name brand or with the better quality work. I would like to work on the buyside eventually, but am not sure which of these groups would open more doors. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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0LAW

M0NEYneversleeps

I think there is a bunch of lawyers/law trained monkeys in the Forum... why don´t we have our specific forum just as <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, Traders, Consultants or <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> do?? Thanks

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0Does being part of a Hispanic minority affect your chances of getting into IB?

mack387

I overheard an argument recently about this and would like some input from some board members. Person A felt that being Spanish could allow for an easier time landing a job, in that many companies have a minimum number of Hispanics they have to hire because of a diversity program within the...

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0Fighting over an Offer decision

pacificali

A friend of mine didn't get an offer from a bank he interned in this summer. (Think a reallly great spot, like MS M&A) an associate's review f*ed him over, but weren't entirely accurate. his analysts agree with him and think it is a really bad situation he is in. should he say...

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0BB IBD or Sankaty Advisors

Gundamfung

I am currently interning at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> in london and am very interested in the <span...

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0UBS operations or Merrill Lynch pwm? Which internship will help me more in the long run?

mack387

I'm currently entering my Junior year this fall, and would like to know which internship would help me more in the long run. I'm not 100% sure if I want to do ibanking, but what I'm trying to do is build a name for myself, and beef up my resume. Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated

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0can we do this to get an interview ??

zerocool

even though we are not getting an interview from a firm A, can we call human resources in firm B, and tell them that we're interviewing with A ?? what is the chance that B will find out ? THanks

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0Advice on Path.

NateFishler

I graduated from BYU with a degree in Computer Science. My GPA is pretty low ... 3.0. I have a hookup with the <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> recruiter for their b-school program. It isn't ivy league but it's still in the top 40...

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0Need some solid advice - JPM TMT/FIG

confused1

Hi Guys, What are everybody's views on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr></a></span>'s <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Economic Expert: We Are Already In An Engineered Recession

sleepyguyb

http://www.blacklistednews.com/view.asp?ID=4017 USA about to get pwned?

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0What sector - Pharma or biotech to get in?

saurya_s

Hi guys, I have option for two sectors: 1. Pharma 2. Biotech Apparently the pharma oppurtunity has 5-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10k</a></span> salary less than Biotech. I was wondering which will be...

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0MM/BB Firm info resources?

theflyingcow

Hey all, I tried searching for similar topics using the search function and couldn't find it, so I decided to post. I apologize in advance if this is a topic that's constantly being hashed out on these boards. I'm trying to do some extensive research into different firms'...

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0Rate cut today

Warhawk_1

What kind of effect will it have on the markets do you think?

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0Citigroup CIB ECM

z.monkey

Anyone know what's the reputaution of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-equity-capital-markets-ECM"><abbr title="equity capital markets">ECM</abbr> at Citigroup</a></span> in London? What about...

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0Munis

bankerchic

Curious if anyone knows how municipal bonds are doing these days? What kind of reputation do they have in the fixed income world?

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0Schools outside of U.S./Canada/U.K.

onpar1

What are considered good B-school for finance outside of US, UK, and Cananda? I know INSEAD is highly regarded. Are there any other great ones that are considered legit in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> or London?

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0Small PE shop or b-school first?

consultantmonkey

I'm a 3rd year at a top-tier boutique management consulting firm and am contemplating doing a pre-MBA associate stint at a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm. Problem is that my background is not M/B/B and it's tough to get into a top-tier <abbr...

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02 Years PE Experience (3 by b-school matriculation)

junkbondswap

Considering the current debt markets and the inevitable decline in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO"><abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> deals moving</a></span> forward,...

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0Has anyone heard of IIG Capital?

Soon2Bgreat

They specialize in trade financing in emerging markets. Part of a the larger International Investment Group (IIG) I believe. Anyone familiar with them or heard anything? (positive or negative) Thanks.

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0CFA Program completion

Ivan

Today, L2&L3 results of the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> program exams were released. Congratulations to those who have passed. 3 for 3 for me on this one, thanks god I'm done with studying now!

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0Pink Slips

ToBankOrNotToBank

Apparently it's started to happen. According to CNNMoney, BSC handed them out today (about a hundred to folks in its subprime credit group) ...how far do you think it'll go? More importantly, can we all pray that we're heading into another upturn by '09...(can I get an...

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0Bear Stearns Analysts

Cubs24

Obviously Analysts are cheap labor, and you cant have a small class because this will turn around etc. etc., so generally they're not in a place where they need to fear for their jobs. But since so many people were laid off there today, does anybody know if any analysts got nailed too? ...

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0Any info on these firms?

utbojangles

JMP Securities Lane Berry <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/thomas-weisel-partners/stifel-financial" target="_blank">Thomas Weisel</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0How will the current market crisis affect FT recruiting?

pacificali

Will <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading be as</a></span> hot still?

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0Include small web business on resume???

mwgr5

This summer, I created a blog that focuses on finance, investing, and economics. I have monetized the blog using a variety of advertising that brings in a small amount of revenue per month. Although the blog is somewhat small now, traffic and advertising revenue continue to grow. Should I...

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0I was hoping...

ExGSBanker

that things had changed around here. I came back thinking I might be able to help some people, but after reading the number of incongruous responses to interesting/innocent questions, I must say that I am disappointed still that this hasn't become a better forum for the exchange of...

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0what job to get your foot in the door?

mxalix258

Hello, I am just starting college this year and am looking to get into something with investment banking, knowing I cant get any kind of internship or job, is there any other small time gig that will prepare me and give me an edge for when going into internships and full time jobs after...

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0GMAT - erasable notecards

OnTheBeach

Anyone recently take the GMAT and have any experience using the erasable notecards they give you for scratch paper? I looked over <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr>.com, and I couldn't find any details. Any info as to how large they...

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0Now that PE boom is over, will IBanking still be as popular?

pacificali

What are people's thoughts?

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0Should the NFL go public?

sleepyguyb

I'd like to buy a share.

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0Merrill Lynch relocates to Midtown

8BallBanker

http://www.nysun.com/article/60427 Seems like midtown is becoming the new 'downtown.'

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0Advise using Dealogic for Creating Pitch Books

aceman1965

Im a summer intern <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> firm. I am looking for sources of information used in <abbr...

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0Texas v. Rice v. SMU v. Texas A.M. for MBA

monty09

Any major pro cons of each?

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0pack you bags boys - the PE boom is over...

ermen

goodbye <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> welcome corporates

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0Mortgaged Backed Depts.

fibows

What department within I-banks is responsible for engineering the structured products (passthroughs, CMO's) created from mortgages?

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0What's the difference between a BB Bank's PE division, and a major PE firm?

aceman

Hi, I'm wondering what the difference is between a major <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/kohlberg-kravis-roberts-co">such as <abbr title="Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &...

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0anyone ever heard of GREENHILL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT?

Will1220

Ive been to the website, obvo. Pretty legit boutique advisory <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> shop from what i understand. Anyone out there know the scoop? thanks.

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0Dare I bring it up...?

luke77

I know this has been on many of our minds as things have unfolded in the markets over the past month or so and dealflow has more or less stopped. Assuming a "moderate case" scenario from here on out(ie we don't go into a recession but deal flow doesn't revert back to what it...

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0Need some feedback

tdctka

So here’s the deal. Currently I work as an associate at a distressed debt fund (consumer focus). In December I will have finished my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> in December and I want to have a new job lined up for January. The school...

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0sub 13000?

ToBankOrNotToBank

looks like Dow might close below 13k tomorrow. and it seems like just ~3 weeks ago the Dow hit 14000...

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0Deadline to accept

sei99

So I received an offer from the bank I summered at...Assuming I can't participate in the accelerated processes, I'm wondering if there will be a conflict. I was never told what my deadline for accepting the offer would be (and I don't want to ask because I don't want it...

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0current opportunities in NYC

calvin

Does anyone know of any fall internship opportunities or entry level analyst positions at their respective firms. With the current market conditions, I'm just looking for any and every learning experience I can find. Please let me know.

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0Northwestern Engineer by education, Scientist by Occupation, Next: Investment Banking? Help!?

photon_emitter

I recently graduated from Northwestern University with my masters in chemical engineering. I was sought out by many companies, so one company gave me a really good job in Chicago. I thought, wonderful. I get paid more than most people do, I advanced from the associate level to scientist level...

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0Sector query

raskercapac

How hot is the property and construction sector and also is it common or possisble for analyst level guys to shift across sectors or geographical regions? Thanks

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0Interviews in London

wallstwhiz

Could anyone tell me if there is any discernible difference between interviews for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">jobs at <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>...

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0debt capital raising jobs west coast

poorbanker816

while there are <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> positions on the west coast, are there debt capital raising ones as well or are those east coast centric..

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0Comp Questions

wharton05

Background: I left banking for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> world</a></span>, and joined a $3.5bn multi-strategy...

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0Summer 2007 Placements for Ivey and Queen's- IB and Consulting

g5cubed

Ivey <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span>- 1 <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0have a lunch meeting with enormous hitter on thurs...

Will1220

got hooked up through family, lunch meeting with head of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="financial institutions group">FIG</abbr> at <abbr title="bulge...

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