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+40Private Wealth Management/Private Banking Guide for Associates


Once and for all - Here is the best guidebook I can give you for <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr>/<abbr title="private banking">PB</abbr> at the Associate level. Enjoy and show me some love... 1.1 What is Private Wealth...

+11Real Estate Compensation Google Doc


Hey guys, Continuing off a previous post that was a couple weeks outdated.....Someone had an idea to create a google doc so everyone can enter their comp range so everyone will be able to get a better idea of the range of comp they should be...

+11MD Asked to Bring Him Olive Oil during Meeting


Dear Fellow Monkeys, Just wanted advice on how to solve this issue. I've been tasked many personal/assistant matters like today, getting pulled to a meeting just to bring olive oil possibly for their lunch and I'm aware of what an analyst job might entail a lot of times. I've...

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0Better Banker due to Recession?

F9 - Update

Does working <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> through a recession make you a better banker on the premise the weak are weeded out and the strong remain? Or is it better to be a banker (with regard to experience) during an economic boom when more deals are getting...

0Got any idea about Lehman's Spring Brk Trading Program?


Hey all, I recently got selected for Lehman's spring brk <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> program and I'm super excited! Do you know how the program is? I'm particularly...

0How to properly add boutique experience to a resume?

political panda

I'm current interning for a small financial consulting boutique (around 5 employees) and was wondering about how i should have it marked down on my resume. Should I have it as: FIRM NAME or FIRM NAME, FINANCIAL CONSULTING or FIRM NAME (Financial Consulting Boutique) or...

0Help From My Fellow Houston Monkeys


Hey monkeys and monkettes from Houston, I'm trying to break into a banking/<abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund/hedge fund position here in town before I apply for b-school later on down the road (at least two years from now). Obviously, such positions...

0Which option is better?


I'm presented with two different options for this summer (between my sophomore and junior year) and I am somewhat unsure as to which opportunity would offer better opportunities for a future <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position or <abbr...

+1Alpine Investors in San Francisco


Does anyone know much about Alpine Investors in San Francisco? How is comp, hours, deal flow, etc.?

0PB or Ops?


Is it better to go back to being a summer intern in Prime Brokerage at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> that you</a></span> worked at...

0Blackstone post-MBA


This question might be stupid, but I am a <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> guy so I don't know much about <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. A guy I know at b school just got a summer associate spot at <span...

0MBA correlation with PE


This obviously will not put the argument to rest, but may be useful to check out. Undergrad degrees and MBA by school per 6 top tier funds.

0HK Summer Housing


Just wondering for those of you going to <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr>, is the company setting you up with a place? If not, are you getting any stipends?

0PE Multiples


Can anyone working in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> tell me what some multiples you should know if you're going into an interview.... 8-10x <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0ML Tech IBD, Palo Alto


Could anyone provide any sight about them? I would love to know: 1. Anything/stories about interviews 2. Info about dealflow 3. Info about culture. Thank you

0Did anyone make a tough career decision this year?


Hi. I'm sure some people here made a crucial decision this year whether or not they wanted to pursue a career at a Hedge Fund or <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/<abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> Group, whether it was for...

0Does anyone know the trading style or strategy of GSPS?


Does anyone <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">know the trading</a></span> style or strategy of GSPS? Is it a highly quantitative fund or not? Do the traders work in teams or do they have complete discretion and...

0Leveraging a spring internship for the summer - resume question


Hey guys, Just got a general financial analyst internship for the Spring that ends in May. Great thing about this job is I gain a lot of exposure to valuation, cash flow modeling, and industry <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Goldman Sachs IBD


<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span> Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking Group... Just reclassified as an industry group this past year. Originally was considered a...

0GS Currency Ops


If anyone can post anything on Currency Ops, I'd appreciate it. What type of work, hours, etc. I'm thinking it's mainly FX Trading. Also, do most <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">ops at <abbr title="Goldman...

0Double Major in Philosophy

pedigreed monkey

from what i hear, double majoring doesnt really give you an edge when going for investment banking jobs (correct me if im wrong) but it does help for <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> school i really dont like econ very much but im majoring in...

0Modeling Exercise in Interview


I am going to a final round interview at an <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firm where I am told I can expect a "<span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">financial...

0Credit Suisse FS Analysts


Has anyone heard that they were asked to not show up to work? Can anyone confirm or have a first hand acct? Fucking messed up.

0Fixed Income, Commodities, and Derivatives Indices


Hey All, Does anyone know the names/tickers of indices that track/follow fixed income, commodities, derivatives, or anything other than equity? I'm looking for things like the ABX index, but for everything else. I realize they're broad categories, but if you have a list or source or...

0JPM Commericial Banking


Any thoughts on the quality/strength of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase"><abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span>'s Commmerical Banking? I have the opportunity of an internship in that...

0MBA chances for Math Teacher?


Hi there, Want to see what you thought about my chances for Columbia <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr>. 3.4 GPA, math major, Cornell 740 GMAT (50Q, 41V) 97th percentile 6.0 AWA 2 years experience as an actuarial analyst at Big 4 accounting...

0Need advice please!


I am trying to get an internship relating to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/energy-trading">energy trading this summer</a></span>. After getting no offers from several first and second round general <abbr title="Sales and...

0Where do you trade stocks?


Can you guys share your personal stock-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading experience</a></span> with some of sites such as E*trade, Scottrade, Schwab and others? Recommendations would be also greatly...

0Bateman moment: which bank has the coolest business cards?


I just got my new ones today. I wanted them to say Analyst - Investment Banking Advisory, but there's been a decision to call it the Investment Banking Group, so I didn't really get to choose. Nice texture though. I wish I could have sneaked 'Origination & Execution' on...

0PE Full Time/Summer Internship


Hi, Whats the best way to acquire a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> or full time first round interview with <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shops if they...

0Top 10/5 B-School chances w/ DC WE?


3.6 from a top state university, 700+ GMAT, and 2 to 3 years of work experience as a staffer for a senator/congressman. Would this put me in pretty good shape for a top 10 program? How about top 5? I have many connections in the area so it's very easy for me to snag one of these jobs as...

0What to say to alumni?


So i just got my last <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> rejection today, had a number of 1st rounds, 2 second rounds, but no offers. I guess the next step is to begin e-mailing alumni. This is decently late into the recruiting season, so how should I...

0UBS Fixed Income Superday


Does anyone have <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">information on UBS</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">Fixed Income Superday</a></span>? (SA) I heard there was...

0Management Consulting in Calgary, AB


Anybody in Management conluting based out of Calgary, AB....or know anything about it? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">I know McKinsey</a></span> has a relatively small office in Calgary, but...

0Bloomberg IB rankings

lightsout These are the rankings Bloomberg came out with for 2007. It says the banks expect overall activity to drop by about 20% in 2008. Looks like <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Information on commissions for sourcing deals, anyone?

Anonymous Monkey

Can anyone recommend sources of information on commissions/finder's fees for sourcing deals? I am specifically looking for information on what an analyst/associate would expect to receive for sourcing an <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> or...

0how do you value coal assets?


To anyone working in an energy / natural resources group... How does one value a coal mine? The only method I can think of are precedent transactions, where (agg value / tons of annual production) and (agg val / tons of proven reserves) can be applied as multiples. What are the other...

0so what happens if HR knows you're choosing another firm?


So I've read that you're supposed to keep mum about what firm you're choosing. In my case I was stupid when deciding between offers. When HR from one bank asked me why I was taking so long I told them I was choosing between two banks, and gave her the names. I rejected the offer...

0Lehman Finance Summer Analyst: NY or NJ?


Got accepted, waiting for others but Lehman is one of my top picks. I know they have a <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office and a NJ office. Which do the finance summer analysts work in? *please say <abbr title="New York">ny</abbr> please say ny*

0A valuation question


I was asked "How to valuate a company with a lot of cash and a lot of old equipments?" in an interview. Why do these two factors bother or what should an analyst pays special attention to when dealing with such a company? 3x a lot~

0vlookup question

Prime Minister Bhutto

How do I make it so that the # of rows over increases by 1 everytime I move over one to the right? For example, take in cell B2 I have vlookup(B1,some range,3,0) and in B3 I want vlookup(B1,some range,4,0) and in B4 I want vlookup(B1,some range,5,0), etc. How do I set up my formula so that the...

0What would you ask the head of corporate M&A?


Last night at a cocktail party I met an old family acquaintance who is the head of <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> for a company that's been in the deal news lately. I talked with him a bit, discussing my investment banking goals, what he looks...

0M&A IPO activity...


How good of an indicator is <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> and <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr> activity for economic growth?

0calculating stock price when growth rate= discount rate


Quick question for current bankers: Company X announced a dividend of $0.50 per share as well as their decision to reduce dividend payments for the next 5 years due to an expansion project. They expect a decline in the dividend of about 2% per year for 5 years. After 5 years, the project will...

0anticipated first year associate bonus numbers for 2008

Kimbo Slice

I know it's early, but will anyone speculate as to the numbers?

0Merrill Lynch Summer Internship


I just recently found an incredible connection at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">ML</a></span>. I looked on the website and it said that summer intern recruiting goes on till March. I was just planning on...

0Regional Closings


Hey guys-I am starting in July, and will admit that am a little bit worried. Have any of you heard/experienced regional offices being shut down/downsized as a result of this mess? If so, what happens to the analysts? Do we just get cut, moved to another office, etc.? Is there any timeline as...

0distinguishing yourself among analysts for B-school


Hey everyone, I know there's not right or wrong answer here, but I had a question regarding <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> admissions. When <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs look...

0BNP Paribas Syndicated Loans


I have an interview with them coming up. Anyone know what I can expect? Thanks in advance.

0Buy Side Search Criteria


Guys I am litte lost here. I have made this senario: Compnay A is a retail Client looking for to expand from it current business to the Mid West of US. They will do this by acquiring some other business. Investment Bank: Does the MD reaches out to the Firms(target) directly with the...

+1What kind of extracurricular activities


should a undergrad be looking for? I would assume, they would be something in student leadership, but does anything work? I am currently only a freshman so I have the time to get involved, but I would like to know what exactly I should be keeping my eyes open for. For example I have...

0intern/work after undergrad


I was wondering, how hard it would be to break in to a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> firm, if I work for a middle market firm...

+1should i go into trading or M&A


math major in ivy league school, however i dont want to do very much quant work after college. I was told that being in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> is the safer route, and that it would be easier to shine as a quantitative mind. On the <span...

0What's your Office look like?


Just wondering what your floor looks like...<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/blackrock" target="_blank">here at BlackRock</a></span>, I'm in Ops, but they have it setup like the <span...

0Munis Should Form Cooperative Entity to Self-Insure?

Prince of Wall Street

Any get comments from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> users on why the scheme proposed at the end of this post would or would not work? It seems like municipal issuers could for a cooperative to self-insure to cut out the middle man and still get a lower cost...

0Munis Should Form Cooperative Entity to Self-Insure

Prince of Wall Street

Munis Should Form Cooperative Entity to Self-Insure The Prince has been following the troubles of the bond insurance business for the last few weeks. Many thanks to Naked Capitalism, Alea Blog, and...

0Bear Stearns SA hiring rate?


Hey all, Just curious as to what the retention rate generally is for Bear's <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> class? Any info would be helpful. You can send me a pm if you don't feel comfortable telling me here. Also, I did try to use the...

0PE Finance


How are the exit opportunities for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">junior summer internship</a></span> in the finance department of a top <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm compared to...

0Interviewing to work in India for Copal Partners?! Am I crazy?


Hey guys, I am interviewing next week to be outsourced to Gugaron, India to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">support <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>...

0Morgan Stanley Analyst Training 2008


Has anybody received word of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">when the Morgan Stanley</a></span> Analyst training for 2008 will be held and for how long it is? My HR said that it will be confirmed from New York side. Anyone...

0my recruiting season


I created a blog about my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship recruiting season</a></span>. It may be useful for next season. Check it out and tell me what you think. //

0Bear Stearns Hong Kong


Any one knows about this office and its groups? What's the deal with CITIC? Who are the key players there and what division is the strongest? Thank you for your insights, really appreicate!

0Can anyone tell me?


Hey all, I need to do a class assignment and talk about recent M&A's in the Retail industry. Can anyone just list of any recent (past 6 months) retail deals that have gone on.... I should be able to google and find out specifics myself. Or if anyone knows of any sites (other than...

0HK DCM or boutique NY


As the title suggests, what would be better for an internship, a semi-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> (meaning not any of the...

0GS FT offers...


Hey do you guys know how what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">percentage of <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span>' summers get <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr>...

+2Justin Lubell, 2 years out and MD?


At one of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase" target="_blank">Bear Stearns</a></span> events this semester, one of the guys was a Penn grad from 2005 who's an MD already. Just wondering, but does anyone know...

0Anyone in a Dining Club?


I've heard from a few friends that after they made it to a certain ranking within their company, that the company made them join one of these "dining clubs". It seems like its just a place to take clients and what not, maybe network a bit. Some Companies paid for the membership...

0wachovia securities


which office would be busier for an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr>, their <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> office or charlotte office? also, which group is the busiest?

0How many hours do you spend in the office on Sat/Sun?1
0Australian Qualification in I-banking

Tim A.

Hi, I'm just looking for suggestions. I am an international student studying Actuarial & Finance in an Australian university, specifically ANU (Australian National U). But now, I've been hearing about how dismal ANU graduates perform in investment banking and thinking about...

0Anybody in Los Angeles?


Just moved to the west coast(Los Angeles). Looking to meet some people, all my friends are on the east coast. I graduated from the U of Maryland. Hit me up if you want to meet up

+1To M&A bankers


I am considering whether to summer in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> or a coverage group. I have fairly strong quantitative skills, but they are by no means stellar. I am a varsity athlete, and I am pretty on top of my shit. Does <abbr...

0What compensation to raise funds?


I have been serving as CEO for <abbr title="venture capital">vc</abbr> backed start-up for the past decade. Recently I was approached by a Dubai <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm. The firm is reputable and is forming a new US$100M...

0Where would I fit?


Hi. I am a senior and I am considering a career in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span>. I am and econ/math major and am still unsured what kind of products would best fit my qualificaions. I have...

0Seriously, What can I do at this point?


What can I do at this point so I don't have "working a cash register and folding clothes" <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">as my summer analyst</a></span> position.

0West Coast banking - advantages/disadvantages?


I've been thinking about doing an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> at Berkeley because the place sounds fantastic to me, and I'm really not a huge fan of <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> (other schools I would...

0quitting and getting paid


When you give your 2 weeks notice to quit and the company immediately walks you out the door, are you still entitled to your 2 weeks pay?

0 D1 Athelete but low GPA....


I am interested in a career in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> and was wondering how much being a Division 1 athelete would help me. My stats in undergrad were not good: non-target, 3.0-3.2 GPA, but im hoping the athletics will help me out. How hard it would...

0Help Gauge Difficulty of Transfer!


Currently a Junior at a non-target, unless people consider Rutgers a target school. Seeking <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span>. Awesome 3.255 GPA. So...I pretty much got pimp-slapped across...

0Interview Guidance


Im trying to prepare for an interview for a private equity group at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>. The position is as a...

0where to get shoes in Toronto?


anyone know any stores in toronto to get a few decent pairs? anything in yorkdale/downtown etc?

0Call it Curiosity..


But I was just wondering as to how many of you bankers out there are also private investors and use your I-Banking skills to invest into other fields you are interested in.. For Example jumping on the train for a new Fashion line, or a somthing..

0Anyone get an offer from BlackRock


I'm two weeks out from my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> and my, "candidacy is still under review." Jargon for waitlist I'd imagine. Anyone recieve an <span...

0How many banned from Doostang?


Last night I commented in a thread about doostang here (not negatively), this morning I woke up... BOOM banned from doostang. On other forums I never hear of people being banned from doostang and it appears a common theme on wallstreetoasis. How many of you have had accounts deleted? any...

0Freshman Summer: wm at bb OR smaller WM/IM firm


I have to opportunity to intern in the Wealth Management division of a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> bank (financial...

0IB to Industry - When to switch?


I'm starting as a full time analyst this summer in a top industry group <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span>. Unlike many...

0Wow you can make polls now!3
0Has anyone got intern offer from Blackrock financial modeling group?


Hello everyone I am just wondering to know if there is anyone who has got intern offer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">from Blackrock financial modeling</a></span> group?...

0Got the interviews, Cant close


Ive <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">had Leh <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr></a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Undergrad --> B-School? How possible and useful?


I'm sure this has been answered before, but... I am a non-business major currently at Penn State, graduating this coming fall (08). I would like to get into investment banking or trading and had several first round, on campus interviews with BB's the past few weeks for internships,...

0Investor Services internship


So I'm a sophomore at a target. I've been <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">offered a summer internship</a></span> at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0It says I've been selected to interview


I just had a firm wide interview with Goldman and now it says on the online portal I've been selected to interview for Legal and Management Controls. Does that mean I made round 2, since I never listed the division?

0Impressive New I-Banking Interview Prep Blog


A friend of mine recently started an i-banking interview prep blog. For all those who are interested, please check it out. What kind of feedback do you have?

0How financial statements are affected after an LBO


Okay, this is my 2nd accounting question today, but I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">have a superday</a></span> next Friday and accounting is my weak point. In my last superday, I had a question about how the statements are...

0Strategy Analysis


I've had great experiences with all of the members of this website, so I would be very interested in hearing what you guys have to say about strategic analyst positions within large, well-known entities. I have a buddy that is going in for an interview with a billion dollar company and...

0Consultants working a 100 hours a week?


Hey guys, Alright so I have a bit of pet peeve to settle. I know this guy in this other <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> fund who always brags about how he used to work a 100 hours a week in a boutique consulting firm (think <span...

0Bear Stearns FAST (Fixed Income) 1st Year Comp.

wannabe IB

Hey all, I have a friend starting at BSC FAST program this summer (Full Time) and would like to get some more info on: -the overall experience in this analyst program -exit opps -compensation/bonuses (rumor is, it might be significantly lower than at other banks?) Thanks so much

0Business/Corporate Valuation


Can anyone tell me the exit opps for an analyst position with a boutique valuation firm. (ib,pe?) Also, does anyone know the pay structure? Thanks.

0Picking Merrill over Goldman ...


I received offers from both firms and I'm <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">leaning towards Merrill</a></span> for the following reasons: 1. Very good chance at getting Merrill <abbr...

0Interviewing with the flu


I have a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">superday</a></span> tomorrow for a top <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> bank but, as you can probably guess from the subject of this thread, I have the flu. I...

0Interview next week in MANDARIN...uh oh please advise


I have an interview for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> in complete Mandarin next week. I am completely fluent in Mandarin conversationally but have a harder time speaking...

0Summer Trading -> Full Time P/E?


Does anyone know if transitioning from a top summer <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> position to a full time is possible? I'm not talking about making markets, but non-quant proprietary...

0Similar Websites/forums for Indian Markets


I am a prospective trader (a wanna be trader) out here in India. Have been a long time follower of this website and have found it to be quite informative and interseting:). Was wondering if people out here would know similar websites/forums/groups that track Indian markets and related financial...