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0Cowen Equity Research

uppereastside

What is the reputation of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/cowen-group">Cowen</a></span> as a bank, and then their Equity Research?

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0job adverts legit?

quinn

Are the job adverts ligit? For some reason I'm doubtful that anything advertised on an internet forum is going to lead to anywhere you'd actually want to go.

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0What can I do now?

burkoboy

I'm a sophomore in college right now, and majoring in finance, interested in ibanking. My dad has a foot in the door for me with an ibank. The guy said they already have an intern for this upcoming summer (I asked him about it in December), but would keep me in mind. What types of...

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0Bananas

mika

What is the point of bananas? I don't understand what good it does to have more of them...I know initially having 6 or whatever allows you to see the compensation databse, but what is their purpose after that?

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0GS M&A group or M&A within industry groups?

JackDole1029

<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs"><abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> M</a></span>&A group or <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> within industry groups?

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0Graystone Capital Advisors

Mr. Determined

Anyone heard of Graystone Capital Advisors and is it an elite company like <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/houlihan-lokey-howard-and-zukin">Warburg and <abbr title="Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin">HLHZ</abbr></a></span>?

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0Hello? Are you there?

sportsman

Just had a few questions about landing a job. My Profile: Edumacation: Just finishing my 3rd year in business, graduate next April (2008) from a Canadian university. I received a whole whack of entrance scholarships and again throughout my first, second, and third year (if that counts at...

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0Most up and comming product?

JackDole1029

If you want to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">go into trading</a></span> and be ITM for the next decade or so, which product can offer that?

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0A few questions....

clerance

Ive been reading the boards for a few months now. I have a few basic questions: 1. What does "fit" stand for in fit interviews. 2. If I start in July, when do I get my bonus? (i assume the bonus is received in december of the same year but then it would not be as...

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0Is this possible...

scottydoesntknow

To lateral into a top group (MS <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> Sponsors) after one year? I imagine there aren't many openings in these groups, so is that at all possible? Also, how...

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0DB Consumers on the upswing?

Salam Shpekov

This article sure makes it seem so. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deutsche-bank">Deutsche Bank</a></span> Securities has snapped up one of the top consumer-products bankers on Wall Street as it competes with rivals to build up its...

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0U of T? Chinese University HK?

memory9988

This is a wierd comparison, but I'd like to know if you had to choose, would you choose Commerce at University of Toronto or Global Business Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong? I think U of T degree would be recognized by more places but the program at CUHK is not bad either....

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0JPM Chicago 2006 Pay

carbeats123

Can anyone share their 2006 total <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">compensation from <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr></a></span> Chicago

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0Locations for traders to live

fact

Traders have to be at their desk at 6:00 <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr>, right? Where do trader folks with kids stay in order to balance commute time and good school district needs?

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0First year starting in mid-year

caveman

Are there any first year analysts here that started in mid-year (january or so). If so, how did your firm compensate you. I work at a fairly small bank and they are having difficulty figuring out how they should compensate me. They haven't had any first years start in the middle of the...

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0For those that have taken the GMAT

yung_gekko

Hey guys, I'm going to take the GMAT this summer. I'm just wondering about the time commitment you put into studying, the resources you used, and what score you got. I have about 2 months and I'm starting with the Official Guide... Thanks

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0Technicals Only Forum

wharton2wallstreet4life

I'd love to see a strictly accounting and finance forum. I know it's been talked about a lot, but pooling the technical knowledge of "the tools of the trade" seems like something everyone could benefit from. Any ideas?

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0Moving to CT?

jj80

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/04/13/as-amaranth-moves-out-goldman-moves-in/ Anyone know what operations are moving?

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0Finishing College in 4 weeks, need advice

crxsi777

Ok here is my story: I'm graduating a non Ivy League School ( William Paterson University - it is accredited in AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in 4 weeks with a degree in Finance. I got a 3.0 GPA. I had the same steady full time job during my 4 years...

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0"Compensation" Compensation

Henry14AFC

One of my firends is interviewing for an "Compensation Associate" position at Large Hedge Fund,(think D.E, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citadel-investment-group" target="_blank">Citadel</a></span>, and such). She...

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0S&T Bonuses

ranma_22

Alright, the topic on every new analyst's mind: 1st year analyst bonuses in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>. Considering the large amount of professionals on this forum, we should have a pretty good gauge of what bonuses are expected to be this year,...

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0Beer. What would I do without it?

BABanker

I love it. I mean, I'm always trying new beers. I visit breweries. I take whole trips planned exclusively around getting new beers or beers I know, only fresher. Visiting 2000 person villages to celebrate their annual festival. I'm not an expert on the science and brewing of...

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0Summer abroad?

albatrosslee

Do recruiters value spending a semester abroad? I managed to secure a scholarship that would pay for it all, but I don't want to spend time doing it if it doesn't help me get into banking. I will be studying international finance through a summer program at a reputable school. Any...

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0Fortune 500 2007, CITIGROUP comes in 8th. Talk about reorg huh.

ibkarmino

Talk about reorg huh. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2007/full_list/index.html

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0A present for anyone who has ever worked with spreadsheets

TED

I probably should research iBOasis more thoroughly to check that someone has not already posted this link, but I'm too busy with important MD-type stuff and can't be bothered. (See definition of "execuhole" in attached...

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0Turkish IBankers

cambaz

I was born in Turkey and lived half my life there and the rest in America, and currently attend a college in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. While I plan on spending at least the next 5 years in America, I would like to meet Turkish professionals to discuss career...

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0Bonus Number in HK

justanotherday

I've been reading the posts regarding pays in <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr> and it seems like the compensation is quite good. 60k base, ~<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-10K">10K...

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0Do traders get into business school?

mrbubba

A lot of my friends are claiming that bankers get into business school more easily. I am not sure I agree. What do you guys think?

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0Fall I-Banking Interviews?!?!

goldson

Anyone know approximately what date / month the investment banks begin to have their <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/investment-banking-interview-prep-questions">full time investment banking interviews</a></span>?

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0Some Advice?

Office Boy

I am currently about to finish up my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. I am trying to get into a investment banking firm and do not know where to start. I have a very powerful GPA at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have very significant...

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0Prep for Fall Interviews

onickjo

What stocks are you currently following to be knowledgeable about for your fall interview? Any stocks out there that seem to probably have a good story over the next summer months to spark interest in an interview?

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0Undergrad advice, given my background

randomwalk09

I'm currently a sophomore in college, and I have a few questions about what it takes to get an internship or <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Property investment or corporate finance advisory

topdog

I have been offered two roles from two firms. 1. Is a property investment and acqusition role with the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-private-banking-PB">private banking</a></span> arm of a non bludge bracket bank....

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0infrastructure investment

Gundamfung

hi, wanna ask is infrastructure investment regarded as a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> investment? if not, then are the skills u gain in infrastructure investment transferrable to PE? thx.

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0Messed up pretty bad first semester...

milkman84

Hi all, I'm just wrapping up my freshman year at Penn, as a prospective mathematics major. I'm interested in working in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/<abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<span...

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0How to find the funds?

Tempted

Are there any good lists or other means (required government forms, etc.) of just finding out the names of specific hedge funds, so further research can be done?

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0The banking timeline

Cornelius

How does the Bonus system work with regards to timing? Analysts start in the summer, do they get paid in December/Jan time frame or does it arrive a year later?

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0Which SAT Score

Texas10

I'm <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">applying at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> for a program and they want to know my high school SAT score. I recently took the SAT when it was on...

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0I hate rankings, BUT new Economist ones are out

BABanker

IESE is number 1 for the second year in a row...for whatever that is worth. 2 years in Barcelona is not the worst thing in the world.

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0I'm hammered...anybody else?

BABanker

It's 3:45 European Continental time. I hope I am not the only one. This is a completely pointless thread, but it is the Monkeying Around section and lately it has only been stuff about god, so let's see where this goes, if anywhere.

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0Please help on banking job search

gofigure000

Hi all already posted this in the "get a job" section, but wanted to try here as well i go to a non-target/non top-tier school with a 3.4 gpa. my experience: 4 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">months in...

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0Man Investments

Gundamfung

hi, anyone heard of the graduate scheme of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/man-investments-ag" target="_blank">man investments</a></span> (UK)? how is it like? thx.

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0Choosing electives in target ugrad b-school for trading

nestor

Hi, I'm an incoming 2nd year business ugrad at a target Cdn school (take your pick of a handful). I'd like to get into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> in London or possibly <abbr...

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0Work Out Books

monkey37

I'm looking to shape up before my analyst stint. Any book recomendations for a novice? I don't have the first clue about working out--I'd really like to get into a routine. Thanks -37

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0Lehman Brothers--Best Groups, Exit Opps, Brand Equity.

peppy09

I have an internship with Leh this summer as a Sophomore. Assuming my plan is to do <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for a few years, then go to <abbr title="Harvard Business School">HBS</abbr>, then <abbr title="private...

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0Advice for embarking on banking job search please?

gofigure000

Hi all first post here, and after having browsed through seems like a pretty resourceful place, so i figured id see what people had to offer. i go to a non-target/non top-tier school with a 3.4 gpa. my experience: 4 <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Company Benefits

sol

Anyone ready for an adult conversation? Do most Banks offer similar benefit compensation--such as health care, 401-k matching,life insurance, paid unused vacation time, etc.? How much, if at all, did this factor into your choosing your place of employment? I am in London now, potential...

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0Mandarin Immersion Programs

mrbubba

I have been told that I will be offered the opportunity to move to Hong Kong, Singapore, or Tokyo within one or two years at my firm. I have nearly two and a half months off this summer before starting and am considering doing a Mandarin immersion program. Does anyone know of any good...

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0Pre-MBA Experience for IB (Toronto)

iyados

Hi, I am an engineer with 4 years of experience. I have implemented big systems, capital projects and managed 20+ people teams. I am considering a career switch into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I am in Toronto and already got admitted to York. 1. how...

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0ML DCM???

merrillsummer0721

What are thoughts on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-debt-capital-markets-DCM"><abbr title="debt capital markets">DCM</abbr> versus Multi</a></span>-Industries at <span...

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0Anyone else still looking for summer housing???

mrlover1

Just wondering because i'm still on the hunt. Looking for something downtown, i know their numerous threads about this but is there anyone else in my situation. What's your plan of action??

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0Rounding Up

guyjer

This is really annoying. I have a 3.79 for my GPA. Can I just round it up to 3.8 without HR getting annoyed or is this lying?

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0Frat House Atmosphere

RobertSmith

I've been more of an academic in my life, but was aggressive enough to get a I-banking job. I'm a bit perturbed about the frat-boy atmosphere at most of the banks, since I'm a bit more straight-laced. Any opinions on how I can fit in, rather than a dramatic personality transplant?

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0Google - Double Click Deal

netking007

Google acquires Double Click for 3.1 Billion. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley and Bear</a></span> Stearns advised Double Click. Would any one know who were the Financial Advisors to Google ?

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0Citadel versus DE Shaw versus Bridgewater

newbie

I'm thinking about applying to these hedge funds because they're the only ones that recruit at my school (HYPS). Which one is best? Or where is one better than the others?

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0BB Commercial Real Estate or Boutique M&A

7S

Which one would be better for a full time <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">opportunity at <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span>? <span...

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0What exactly does the trader do ?

trend_trader

There have been different theories floating around as to what actually does the trader do on a daily basis ? 1) Trading stocks himself based on his feelings about a particular stock 2) Trading for clients and receive the commission based on the profit they make 3) Is the yearly bonus...

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0University of Rochester - Simon School

SJFC07

Does anyone know anything about the recruiting at the UofR Simon School? I got some information from them in the mail about their <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program and they claim they are among the top in the world, especially in finance. I...

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0Are partner salaries in PE, HF or VC higher on average than BB IBD MD?

JambaMan

At senior levels such as partner at Private Equity, Hedge Fund or Venture Capital firms is the compensation higher on average then what Bulge Bracket Managing Directors in Investment Banking make?

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0Just another friday on the floor

Jimbo

Apparntley an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/wells-fargo-and-company">analyst at wachovia</a></span> is going to try to eat a 10 pound chocolate cake in 2 hours, and has to hold it down for another 2 hours. 1100 bux if he does it. no chance.

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0Fixed Income analytics

naija

Can anyone who works with or close to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-fixed-income-FI"><abbr title="fixed income">FI</abbr> analytics</a></span> group elaborate on what they do and the...

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0'07 Analyst training?

RMBills

For all those '07 Analysts, have you heard the specifics about training yet?

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0Guys: Social Life for a Female Banker

fp175

So I'm starting as a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-front-office-fo">front office</a></span> analyst in a few months. I definitely don't want to date/hook up with anyone on my team, or even in my division...

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0ML LA

vva

Hi! Anyone <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">knows about ML</a></span> LA (corp.fini & m&a)? Dealflow, professionals, reputation, lifestyle, pay, exit opps, etc.

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0Better Group or Better bank?

momo98

Would you rather be in your first choice group in a second choice bank (E.g. <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">Execution in UBS</a></span>) or Second...

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0Guys and gals, hot or not?

JackDole1029

http://www.ml.com/careers/campus/americas/global_markets/gm_associate_why.htm I think she's a cutie.

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0Who else is outraged that Imus got fired?

JackDole1029

Al Sharpton is a scumbag. What happned to free speech?

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+2Changing Groups within same bank

gibcd

Is it common at all for analysts to ever switch their industry/product group after a year or two years within the same bank? (either to fill staffing needs or because of personality conflicts)

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0"Doomsday for the greenback"

StreetLuck

<a href="http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17512.htm">Article</a> Curious to hear what you all think about this.. For once, let's try to keep the discussion on the topic, and not turn this into a Republican vs. Democrat or American vs. European debate.

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0high growth companies

bmwhype

i need a little clarification. high growth refers to the growth rate of the stock's earnings. a high growth company usually has a high P/E ratio. Their earnings will be low relative to their price, and the earnings (as dictated by growth rate) will grow and outpace the price. i dont...

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0Visiting Goldman S&T tomorrow. Need questions.

sleepyguyb

Going to visit Goldman <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> tomorrow with a finance club from my school. I just found out I can go today so I haven't researched or came up with many questions yet. What would be some good questions to ask? Thanks

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0Where to reseacrch the organizational structure of morgan stanley

analyzethis

Can anyone suggest a site that I could gather info on the organizational <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">structure of Morgan Stanley</a></span>. For example what divisions they have etc...Their website has the names of...

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0Hedge Fund Comp

03banker

I know this isn't the Hedge Fund forum but, there is a lot more traffic here. Anyone know what the pay will be at a middle size Hedge Fund for a research analyst with 3 years <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> experience, 1 year <abbr title="private...

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0Do PE firms hire International Students?

peppy09

Being one myself, i'm a bit curious. Say I was to do two years at a top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (think Leh/ML)and then go on to a top 5 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> school. Would <abbr...

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0How to diffuse a situation

random99

I forgot to write up this presentation, well wasn't my fault it was assigned to a number of people and somehow ended up with me. The last person in the email was my colleague and he handed it over to me and I forgot about it and everyone thought he was meant to do it. Nevertheless I got it...

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0Order of Names in a Press Release

mrbubba

I saw this on the First Data Press Release: "<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citigroup</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/credit-suisse">Credit...

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0When to use BSD?

mrbubba

When is it appropriate to use the term Big Swinging Dick? Does this person have to be in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>, or can one be in banking? Was the word used before Liar's...

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0my impossible possibilities

goldstandard

Goal: Bulge Bracket I-banker(if there is a god in heaven) Background: Ivy league graduate with horrible gpa and academic record Major: applied mathematics Resume - mainly technical work in small groups with some leadership positions. I was rabid in extracurricular activities from hip hop...

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0Lateral

mikesdaboss

Are any banks still taking laterals? When does most lateral hiring take place?

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0Deal or no deal

uppereastside

Anyone know what the Banker on Deal or No Deal gets paid? What kind or culture and hours does he/she face?

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0MD IBD V. MD Sales

JackDole1029

Assuming they are both average at what they do, average for MDs that is, is the compensation potential the same?

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0Effect of IBanks Hiring Analysts on a Recession

mark klein MD

since bankers are big swinging dicks, i assume their hiring decisions have a huge impact on the markets at large....right?

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0Small Cap / Micro Cap Hedge Funds

monkeybizness07

Does anyone know any hedge funds (within an i-bank or independent) that focuses on small cap/ micro cap stocks?

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0Prop Desk Compensation

yaoMing

I was wondering if anybody knew what average compensation was like at a prop desk for different levels. Is it in line with flow <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading or being</a></span> at a hedge...

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0'07 Analysts: have you received your 10k relocation yet?

Sunlounger

Just checking if anyone has received the $10,000 relocation bonus. I think they said the check will be mailed by April. I haven't gotten mine yet, have you?

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0GS wesbite profile section...

Jude84

http://www2.goldmansachs.com/careers/inside_goldman_sachs/our_people/profilelist.gscgi?Division=0&Region=1 Apparently the majority are not from top 20 schools and they hold various position within the bank. So is <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0Houlihan Lokey Salary

LosAngeles

Curious about what an SVP at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/houlihan-lokey-howard-and-zukin">Houlihan Lokey</a></span> might make. Specialization in providing valuations and fairness opinions. TIA.

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0shitty bank?

kamilbas

"<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/citigroup">Citi</a></span>-The company could move a large chunk of its jobs — which could be in the range of 5,00-8,000 — to India, <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0BBA's are joke

MandA_Junkie

Why are BBA's so highly regarded? Management and Marketing classes are jokes. I'll give in to the fact that Accounting and Finance Classes are hard. However, as an econ major, every class is theory and application based, especially the upper level classes. The major itself is much more...

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0Cell Phone reimbursement policy

RoyKimGT

Do most firms reimburse you for the purchase of a new phone and the activation charges?

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+1It's your lucky day

Jimbo

Go ahead ask me something. I can answer from experience, not just speculation. Jimbo

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0What kind of school could I get into?

uppereastside

With this experience, what could I get into? - 2 years Bulge Bracket Middle Office work - 2 years boutique Investment Banking doing private placement offerings. - <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr> Charter - 650 GMAT - Middle of the road State...

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+1Lying about your graduation year to get an internship

JambaMan

How common is this? I'm sure people pull the whole graduating early thing and then decide they aren't graduating early after the internship. If HR finds out you are for all practical purposes fucked and the offer will be rescinded, am I correct?

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0What to Do in This Situation?

goldson23

If you are in a mid-office group as a summer intern, what is the best way to play the situation? #1 Work hard all summer and just get the offer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">from your summer internship</a></span>...

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0Which bank has the best looking female analysts?

dav3100

Which bank has the best looking female analysts? I'm not asking which bank has the best looking women, including secretaries and other admin people. It'd be nice to be working alongside a hot gal at 2am. Also, what's the consensus on dating someone at your bank but not in your...

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0Venture Capital Trust (VCT)

mea04tdt

Does anybody have much experience with putting money in a VCT in the UK? Looks like if you've got money to put in (and split it up over multiple years appropriately), the 30% income tax relief (for shares issued in the tax year) makes the risk of capital losses pretty negligible. Also, the...

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0back office work

Mr. Determined

How does someone get a job as a mailroom clerk or some other clerical work?

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0what is MGM?

sashimi

what does MGM stand for? thanks

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0Big C slashing jobs

matty200

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070411/citigroup_restructure.html?.v=7 Ouch

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0Advice Needed - School Debt

Texas10

I'm a college freshman with $5,343.73 of debt. $3,604.00 from a student loan, $1,100.00 from taxes which are due on the 17th, and $429.99 and $209.74 from 2 credit cards respectively. I have a full scholarship at my school, and whatever money isn't spent on school/housing goes to my...

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