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+10Anyone actually like their corporate development job? (Post -IB)

thecoolkid1234

I know most people exit to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> (coming from my firm) and maybe 1-2 in each analyst class exit to corporate development. I myself also plan on exiting to <abbr title="private...

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+6Chrysler Building Sale

ThatGuyBalls

[BISNOW Link - Chrysler Sale](https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/capital-markets/rfr-set-to-buy-chrysler-sellers-taking-big-loss-97894?&utm_source=outbound_pub_6&utm_campaign=outbound_issue_1130&utm_content=outbound_link_15&utm_medium=email) Anyone have the inside scoop on...

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+6Deal Structure For First Deals

Stoo

Hey everyone, I was curious to know how you structured your first deals that you did on your own or how you would structure deals you do on your own in the future? (This is assuming you have investors and it wasn't all your own money) Some additional questions for those of you that...

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0Military Service?

cbk89

Ok, I'm early on in college, and am still deciding whether or not to join the military. It has been my life-long dream to fly, and if i get an ROTC scholarship and fly after college, I will owe the military 8-10 years of service. I'm not quite sure what to do, because I am also...

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0How many pounds have you gained / lossed since starting ibanking?4
0Banking With My Background?

burnonedown

To be honest I didn't really develop an interest in finance until recently and was wondering if banking was a realistic possibility given my background. I attend a USNews top 15 non-ivy studying government and history. I have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 though with major gpas of 3.6 and 3.9...

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0Goldman Sachs seeks to close GoldmanSEX

BananaMan

GoldmanSEX is under fire from <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">Goldman Sachs</a></span>... <a...

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0The whole getting wasted thing.

nabhan

So, what happens to Muslim (or devout Jewish) bankers? Do they even exist? Same applies for marriage. If someone is married at 27 or 28, are they ostracized? Just curious.

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0The Merit of Canadian Qualifications for Foreign Firms

Anal_Analyst

Hey Guys, Nice to meet you all. I'm a rising Canadian sophmore preparing for a career in i-banking. Right now, I'm in the midst of completing the Canadian Securities Course (CSC), it's roughly equivlent to the series exam but no where near the extensive materials tested for...

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0Mother admits helping son run hedge fund scam

nychimp

Hard to believe, but mommy isn't so innncoent all the time...here is an article on <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/articles/2006/07/13/mother_admits_helping_son_run_hedge_fund_scam/"_blank">a mom</a> that helped her son run a hedge fund...

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0Incoming college freshman hungry for some bananas

Anonymous Monkey

I am going to be a freshman at Stern next year and know that I want to go into Ibanking. It was the premise of my decision in going with Stern and want to know how to get this started right. As of now, I am a Finance major, but am unsure about the second major (any suggestions). How early is...

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0How many years of school does it take to become an Ibanker?

Fusionice662

I am intrested in going into this field, but wanted to know how many years of school it will take and afterwards, how long will it take to get an MBA? Thanks.

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0What's with this whole 3 years thing?

Anonymous Monkey

I hear people saying they will only work 3 years and then move on. Why? Is this so profitable that only 3 years is necessary to retire comfortably?

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0nice site

marbed

nice site, lots of interesting info

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0Investment Banking vs Accounting?

Anonymous Monkey

Hi Im about to start a 4 year Bachelor of COmmerce Degree at the University of lberta and I wanna know which is better money-wise, Accounting or Investment Banking? WHo makes the most money and how do I get into investment banking if it is the better one? Also how much money are we talkin...

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0Possible summer internship, questions

sircharles

Banking/I-Banking really interests me (as does the money), but I honestly dont see myself doing the whole New York City thing, as my daughter lives here in Florida with me. For the last few weeks Ive been trying to find other career paths that might satisfy me and <span...

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0gpa

johnsons

i have a 3.78 heading into junior year, on my resume do you think i should put 3.8 or put 3.78?

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0Header Hunters for Public U.

Ratgoo

I <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">assume that <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr></a></span> recruiters like to get people from the big east coast schools but which big...

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0Vision problems and I-banking?

CollegeStudent1987

Has anyone ever obtained vision problems from using the comp so excessively on the job? Any glare protection shields and etc used...?

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0US task force targets hedge fund fraud

BananaMan

Article on US task force targets <a href="http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BT/Monday/Nation/BT576431.txt/Article/"_blank">hedge fund fraud.</a> <blockquote> Fraud in the US$1.2 trillion (US$1 = RM3.66) hedge-fund industry in the US poses an "emerging...

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0resumes

desigadar

for a resume I'm submitting to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">get a summer internship</a></span> (between my freshman and sophmore years) at a company like MS, Goldman, Lehman, etc. what aspects should I emphasize...

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02 year analyst no longer enough?

ssb101

Is 2 years work experience as an Ibanking analyst still enough to get into top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">mba</abbr> programs? Someone posted a link a while ago with wharton <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration...

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02006 Compensation Discussion

IBanker888

While we wait for the 2006 bonus compensation database to be posted shortly, what is the general consensus for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year analyst bonus numbers for this year? Please post only confirmed numbers, not rumors. How does this compare to associate compensation received earlier this...

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0Sales and Trading Bonueses

frr206

Given the difference between I-banking and <abbr title="sales and trading">s&t</abbr> bonueses, I would like to create a separate forum to share what analysts in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> are getting this year.

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0Business School: Now, or later?

jct181

Hello. I'm a 23 year old junior at Penn State. I have a 4.0 so far and I am majoring in Finance. I am trying to decide upon the best course of action for me following graduation; whether it would be applying to business school, or working as an analyst first. My grades are strong but I...

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0Major Problem

AgreeWitMe

Which college major is better suited for a career in investment banking? Finance or Financial Engineering?

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0Any advice for recent grad from a not-so-top-flight institution?

Ratgoo

I'm about to finish undergrad from UC Davis. Yes, UC Davis. We're ranked 48th on that US News survey for 2006. Anyway, is there anyway of getting past the fact that my school isn't Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, or USC? We don't get any recruiters like those schools do and...

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0Sales and Trading

pcb23

Does anybody have an opinion of going into sales and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> versus M&A? Are the backgrounds to get into ST generally the same as MA? Is there a normal or...

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0Corporate Finance/Commercial Lawyer wants to changfe

domdomdom1

I have 4 years experience is Coprorate Law specifically financial services with a top tier firm. I have moved to London and would like to move to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> to be work on the deal rather than facilitate them. I also have a BCommerce...

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0I-banking interview

Anonymous Monkey

I will be a senior at a small private university in the midwest this fall. My school has a good academic reputation in our state, and is known relatively well by people in the midwest (attracts many students from St. Louis and Chicago) but is by no means a target school. I am a finance major...

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0BB with Generalist IB groups

kenshamrock4eva

I heard <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/morgan-stanley">Morgan Stanley</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">Merrill</a></span> Lynch, and...

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0A Wall Street Expos

nychimp

Article on a new book with <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/02/business/yourmoney/02deal.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin#secondParagraph"_blank">extensive and rare insight </a> into the world of Wall Street and investment banking...sounds like a...

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0Candid PE Advice / Help Needed

TopREanalyst

I work for a bulge-bracket investment bank doing real estate acquisitions. I believe I have a lot of transferrable skills (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF"><abbr title="discounted cash...

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0Private Banking-Private Client Services Compensation?

anonrock

Anyone up to date on how the total compensation for an analyst in Private Banking compares to an analyst in S & T or CF?

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0Heard of RLJ Hedge fund of funds??

anonrock

Has anyone heard of Robert Johnson's (BET and owner of Charlotte Bobcat's) <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow"><abbr title="hedge...

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0Average Compensation for Junior person at HF??

anonrock

Anyone know how much junior analysts out of undergrad would typically make <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">at a <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr></a></span>?

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0DKW

dixie

hey you DKW guys pissed?

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0my post

Craven Moorehead

Why is my topic (exiting analysts) at the very end of the general i-banking discussion forum? I just posted it yesterday and when I checked this morning to see if anyone responded, it was at the very end of the last page... maybe no one is responding cuz no one looks at the very end for new...

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0Banking v. DCM/ECM bonuses?

Anonymous Monkey

Anybody have ideas on the differences?

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0Exiting Analysts

Craven Moorehead

I understand that many I-banking analysts leave for other opportunities after two years as an analyst. I also understand that in many cases, they do not want to deal with the unbelievable hours and stress. Most of what I hear is that these analysts leave for private equity or hedge funds....

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0Senate probes hedge fund ties with analysts

BananaMan

Article on Hedge Funds and <a href="http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13543830/"_blank">potential for fraud</a> with "independent" analysts. <blockquote> The Senate Judiciary Committee will on Tuesday hold a hearing into hedge funds and their use of...

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0MBAs

livingthedream

I'm currently working in North America on a transfer from our London office. Over there, I got a direct promote to Associate (M&A) after 2.5 yrs of pain. Life as an Associate is much better - average around 50-60 hours a week...and the occasional weekend appearance. Anyway, I...

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0Life in a connected world

nychimp

Article on how our lives have changed because of the internet...just think, without the internet, <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/23/technology/brainstormintro.fortune/index.htm?section=money_latest"_blank">iBankingOasis </a> wouldn't be possible and...

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+4how to use connections

pro.gatsby

I have a question. I go to Princeton, and I see there is lots of room for networking. I can pull the grades, but can anyone give me advice on selling myself? I have a relative who works at Lehman Brothers in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. Any suggestions on approaching...

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0language in college

Anonymous Monkey

Hi. I've heard that for many careers being skilled at multiple languages is a big plus. I'd imagine for i-bankign, with more work in emerging markets, knowling languages would be a plus. However, I've also heard that most finance work is in English as far as a US resident/graduate...

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0blackberries

dedtomato

every analyst i've ever met has a blackberry on their belt. do companies usually provide these or are you expected to have your own?

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0Analyst 2006 Bonuses

banker999

I have heard ranges of 90-120 for 1st year to 3rd year analysts. What are your thoughts?

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0Chances at BB?

cs11

I recently transferred to UVA where I am majoring in Economics. At my previous school (community college), I pulled a 3.76 completing 63 credits in one year. However, after transferring, for various personal reasons i did not do as well. I ended up with a 2.89 this past spring semester. ...

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0Leering & Swann Healthcare I-Bank

interestedguy

Does anybody know anything about the firm? I'm really interested in healthcare finance and am very interested in trying to get a post-sophomore year internship at the firm. Also, any other miscellaneous knowledge on healthcare finance in i-banking?

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0Trading Up

nychimp

Interesting article on the transition of power...tensions and blurring lines <a href="http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Business_Feature/10048082.html"_blank">between traders, salesmen and investment bankers</a> <blockquote> When Hank Paulson took joint charge...

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0Are we seeing a vol regime change?

zhang18

<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-vix">VIX index has</a></span> spiked and dropped. Where is it gonna settle?

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0US Stocks Rebound

BananaMan

Article on US stocks and a <a href="http://finance.news.com.au/story/0,10166,19478127-31037,00.html"_blank">much needed rebound</a> the last few days. <blockquote> US stocks rose overnight and the Nasdaq snapped an eight-day losing streak as investors looked...

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0Lehman Equities and Fixed Income, Best Trading, Summer Analyst

vapusforever

What is the best Trading desk at Lehman Brothers? I am defining best as prestige and compensation? I have heard good things about fixed income <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> and credit...

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0Goldman Profits BIG

nychimp

Article on Goldman's <a href="http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10006198.shtml"_blank">blowout profits </a> for the 2nd Quarter. <blockquote> US <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0University of Chicago GSB - Hypothetical ?

NickFromBaltimore

This honestly is not my profile. Im still an undergrad student, but Im beginning to think this may be my eventual profile. Strictly an educated guess though. -610 GMAT -3.4 GPA (non-target public school) -3 to 4 Years in Sales division of 3rd Largest Mutual <span...

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0Have you had a dream / nightmare in Excel yet?-
0Location, Location, Location...

NickFromBaltimore

2-Part Question. New York vs Chicago vs Los Angeles vs London vs Other 1.) This question is probably a no brainer, but IYO, which is best for IB? 2.) Personally, which location would you prefer?

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0$363M is average pay for top hedge fund managers

solfnod

http://biz.yahoo.com/usat/060526/13568510.html

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0Help for an Investment Banker overseas

castor502

Hi Guys, I am working for a top-tier Indian investment bank in their <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> department as an analyst.I am currently 24 and plan to do my Masters from a school overseas. What are my chances starting as an associate in an...

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0Beer for Bags?

nychimp

Trading <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/06/smbusiness/beer_for_bags/index.htm?section=money_latest"_blank"> bags for beer? </a> Why didn't I think of that? Had to post this story. <blockquote>Australians who hawk messenger bags come up with a novel...

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0New Forum

AgreeWitMe

This is a good forum but something like vBulletin would be better. It has more features that unfortunately this one doesn't

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01st year Analyst

beep

Do you guys have any words of wisdom for first - year analysts ??

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0I Banking Comp Ranges by Rank

nycguy79

Can someone give a sense of compensation for ibanking by rank... any ideas... I know that numbers vary alot, especially at the MD level but if someone has a guess based on some experience, please let me know. Thanks 1st yr associate? 3rd yr associate? 1st yr VP? 3rd yr VP? Junior...

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0Inside Wall Street's Culture Of Risk

BananaMan

Interesting article on Wall Street's<a href="http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_24/b3988004.htm"_blank"> culture of risk</a> from BusinessWeek. <blockquote>Investment banks are placing bigger bets than ever and beating the odds -- at least...

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0What do you guys think?

CollegeStudent1987

What do you guys think about going to a school like Fordham University for undergrad? It's a pretty good school... not ivy, but still good.

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0College

AgreeWitMe

I'm a high school senior going off to college in the fall. The college isn't the best for business but its not that bad (SUNY Binghamton - state school). What should I do to improve my chances of landing an ibanking job regarding internships/work experience, clubs, anything else (it...

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0Internships for a Wharton undergrad

solfnod

I have a friend who is going to be a sophmore at Wharton next year. He's looking to get ahead of the curve and get an internship in the city for his summer between sophmore and junior year. I'm currently between my sophmore and junior year and was able to get a good internship due to...

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0New wave of investment-bank IPOs seek returns like Weisel's

BananaMan

Article on recent <a href="http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/business/technology/14717992.htm"_blank">i-Banking <abbr title="initial public offering">IPO</abbr> trend</a> for boutiques. <blockquote>When a small investment-banking...

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0Useful Info

AgreeWitMe

Some great articles on ibanking... http://us.rediff.com/getahead/2005/dec/26ibank.htm?q=tp&file=.htm http://ia.rediff.com/getahead/2005/dec/19ibank.htm?q=tp&file=.htm

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0Is business school really the only way?

jjjjackson

I already have a masters in math, but have run my own business before. Do I really need a <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> if Im interested in this?

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0What's the best B-School to attend?

CollegeStudent1987

What do you think is the best B-school to attend? The <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs" target="_blank">CEO of Goldman Sachs</a></span> is an alumni of Dartmouth...

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0How Many Hours Do You Work Each Week?1
0Highest Paid Hedge Fund Managers

nychimp

Article on the <a href="http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2006/05/22/daily42.html"_blank">highest paid </a> hedge fund managers. <blockquote> Legendary Dallas oilman T. Boone Pickens, with <span class='keyword_link'><a...

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0I-Banker turned professional musician...

Anonymous Monkey

So, I used to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/bank-of-america-merrill-lynch">work for Merrill</a></span> as a banker, and finally got up the courage to quit and do what I've always wanted to do, play music for a living. Everybody in...

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0Case Studies from Interviews

nychimp

Post any case studies you came across in your <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/consulting-case-interviews">Consulting interviews here</a></span>...

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0SF/Silicon Valley Industry Groups

idotheeraquel

What banks have significant presence in industries other than technology in the Bay Area? I know Goldman has Consumer and HC group.

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0Journals...

NickFromBaltimore

It would be great if some you guys and gals who are actually in the game could create a daily journal. Sorta' like "A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INVESTMENT BANKING ANALYST"

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02006 Bonuses

Restructuring Banker

Anyone have a sense of what 2006 analyst bonuses are going to be?

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0Search capabilities

nycguy79

the site could use a search capability to look up all forum topics/news about a firm or person or whatever.

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0The Upshot: Guaranteed bonuses for new starters too

BananaMan

With demand for junior corporate financiers hotter than ever, recruiters say even first-year analysts can now command <a href="http://news.efinancialcareers.co.uk/JOB_MARKET_ITEM/newsItemId-6500">guaranteed bonuses.</a> <blockquote>

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0Wharton West vs. Wharton

Banking Chica

Does anyone know anyone who went to Wharton West either for one or both years? I'm wondering if there is a quality differential or if employers frown on Wharton West versus Wharton. Thanks.

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0Brokeback Bankers

sircarnegie

I'm sure many of you can relate... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-nKwycdJ_0

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05 Year BS/MBA Program at Wharton

solfnod

I am going to be a Junior at Wharton and I'm considering our competative 5 year undergraduate/<abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program. The way it works if instead of graduating in 4 years with a <abbr title="balance...

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0Fugitive Hedge Fund Manager Caught

bostonape

Missing for nearly 3 months, fugitive hedge fund manager Kirk Wright was <a href="http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/0518hedge.html">caught on Wednesday</a> in a Florida hotel. Wright disappeared after his hedge fund went under, and investors lost at least...

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0How do I...

Wall Street Addict

I've been working at a huge investment bank for almost two years now, working for pretty much bananas and oranges. I mean the bananas were fine since I was in college, but I can't survive on it now that I have graduated. It seems as if I will never ever get my just raise. I have heard...

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0What is the longest day you have ever had (in hours)?46
0i'm guessing

thatguy

i'm guessing this site wasn't set up by an analyst/associate, unless they somehow decided to do this in their off hours... so who then?

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0Private Equity Deals Too Lucrative to Ignore

nychimp

An article today in the International Herald Tribune on how <a href="http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/18/business/equity.php" target="_blank">banks are raking in the dough</a> from private equity deals. <blockquote>Conflicts of interest may be rampant,...

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0Am I too old to start in ibanking at 25?

dangerdavies

I work in new york city, i'm a tax associate for a big five firm, and have a masters in tax but i'm thinking about switching to a career in ibanking. i double majored in finance / int'l business and i feel in the long run i could retire about 10 years sooner by switching to...

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0Reading List

Throwback

<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/3zap9yh" target="_blank">Monkey Business</a></span> Den of Thieves You Can Be a Stock Market Genius (the title is lame, but the book solid) Page Six Others?

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0Direct Promote?

BananaMan

What do people think about staying on as an associate after 2 to 3 years as an analyst? any assocites out there? do the hours get somewhat more tolerable and how has the pay been the last year or so? in case i can't get a decent job in <abbr title="private...

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0If Banks were Musicians, Citigroup would be Ozzy

nychimp

A funny article on May 12 on Bloomberg.com on how if <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&refer=columnist_gilbert&sid=anPFr7olXfIA"_blank">banks were musicians</a> , who they would be. <blockquote>Investment banks have personalities...

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0The Best Stocks for the Long Term

BananaMan

An article by Jeremy Siegel on <em>Yahoo! Finance</em> on April 20th, 2006 gives some savy investment advice. <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/columnist/article/futureinvest/3810">Get into some blue chips. </a> <blockquote> The table below lists the...

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0Investment Banking Pay is On the Rise

nychimp

An article on April 17th, 2006 in the Investment Dealers Digest on how <a href="http://www.iddmagazine.com/idd/NYTSStories/nytsstories.cfm?id=12196&issueDate=current" target="_blank">i-Bankers compensation </a> is up. <blockquote> After several years...

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0Keeping Perspective...

BananaMan

An investment banker was taking a few days off near a small coastal Mexican village, where he came upon a fisherman............ The banker complimented the fisherman on his catch, and was astonished to learn that it didn't take long for the fisherman to complete his daily work. The...

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0Member Rankings

nychimp

0-10 Posts: Analyst 10-20: Associate 20-30: Vice President 30 -40: Managing Director 40-50 : Chimp 50-70: Monkey 70-100: Ape 100-200: Gorilla 200-300: Orangutan 300-500: King Kong 500-700: Neanderthal 700-1000: Homo Erectus 1000+: Homo Sapien

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