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+34AMA: Private Equity Portfolio Company CFO


#### Pre-MBA Work History: * I attended a private, Catholic university in the Midwest where the curriculum was focused on asset management and included a student-managed portfolio as part of the university's endowment. * Alumni through that program helped me land in the analyst...

+33Guys, seriously stop asking for Hirevue questions


It seems to be every other post on the <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> threads and every other thread in this forum is begging for hirevue questions. You all need to stop. Like seriously there aren't many things that are more beta then being frightened to...

+24Yeezy raking in 1.5 billion....... Kanye is always growing


Air Jordan's do about 3 billion annually and I was shocked to see Yeezys are already half way there. Lots of people hate Kanye West and he has given people reasons. From saying "George Bush hates black people" on national television, to supporting MAGA and getting hated all...

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+12Side Hustle in IB: is it wise to buy a franchise


Is it wise to buy a franchise think subway, Tim Hortons, not McDonald's because of price but a smaller but known chain? I am thinking into the future and want to have an asset that pays me dividends and something I can build and focus on into retirement. Start with one accumulate capital...

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+4Best non-MBA master to break into consulting


Wondering if I could get feedback into non-mba masters that may be useful for breaking into consulting. I attended a small state uni in the western US (first gen urm student, gave me a lot of scholarship money, thought a degree was a degree). Needless to say the work opportunities since...

+2Discussing Internship Program over a Beer


Long story short I have been networking through LinkedIn and today I was on a phone call with an alumni regarding a <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> internship at a bulge bracket bank in New York City. At first it caught be off guard because I was simply going...

+3How to answer why IB?


How to answer why Investment Banking? when in reality, all i care is a bout making money. But it seems that telling the truth is not a great answer.

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+6General Vacancy Deductions


Do you apply a flat general vacancy factor (say 10%) to gross potential income? Or, do you deduct absorption & turnover vacancy from the general vacancy calculation so you don't double count? Do you deduct free rent too or anything else? What is your preferred approach?

+4How Technical are EB Interviews


I've heard interviews during <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> superdays can get really technical, how technical are we talking? ..

+1 On-site interview - Five Rings Capital


Hi all. I recently got invited by Five Rings <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> for an on-site interview. The position is Quant Researcher. Has anyone here had any experience with them? My background is pure math. So far they have not asked me any finance related...

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0Goldman Sachs PWM Associate Interview.. (s)


I heard back from <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> on the <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> Associate position I applied for and they want to move forward with me. I'm well aware of the <abbr title="Goldman...

+2Does getting a double major in a humanities subject matter at all?


I am a junior in college and will be graduating with a degree in business. I do have the potential to double major in history, as through luck I have completed most of the requirements for it. How would an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> recruiter see a double...

+3Female Asian D3 athlete?? How much will this help


Currently a rising sophomore at a Top-3 liberal arts college. I do a D3 sport but the sport is quite niche where my team competes against D1 and D3 schools. My training schedule is practically the same as a D1 athlete of my sport at Yale. I was wondering given my circumstance of being a...

+13Family Office Database List

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+2Goldman Sachs Portal Status still says "Interview". Am I still in the running?


I applied for a position in <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> IMD. I received a phone interview with a VP, then was invited onsite (NYC) for a 2.5 hour interview with 6 people. It's been 2 weeks since the interview. I got impatient and contacted the recruiter later...

0What should I learn to get an internship?


Currently going into Finance at community college and an internship has become available through school with a local Wealth Management Company. I will be cold emailing the founder my resume and some information for (hopefully) a better shot at getting the internship. I am going to be a...

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+1Quality of Earnings Report Explained (adjustments)


Hi all, This is going to come off as a pretty basic question, but I would love some help understanding a QoE, in particular the add backs/pro forma adjustments that are made. More so from a conceptual standpoint, but also how the seller is thinking about this (e.g. add back previous...

+11st year Analyst at Deutsche Bank


Would <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr> rescind offers from an incoming class. I've just finished uni and have an offer to start in a few weeks in Global Markets in London. They are reported to be cutting thousands of jobs on Monday, even up to 50% of the...

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+8Barclays SA 2020


Haven't seen anything on this, so let's get talking. Any information on <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> or SF would be valuable for us all.

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+24AMA: PE Associate at a single-sector mid-market fund

Escobar Houdini

<h4>Bio:</h4> * Currently an Associate at a sector-specific European mid-market fund * Previously an Analyst at a smaller boutique * Started out at a "global" investment bank * Undergrad from a continental European uni and post-grad from a business school in...

+1Equity Waterfall Calculation using XNPV


I have been working through a waterfall distribution and for the hurdle calcs I came across the following formula: ROUND(-XNPV(X,B2:M2,B1:M1)*POWER(1+X,(DATEDIF(B1,N1,"d")/365)),2) Whereby: X = The Target <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr>...

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+2Yale vs Harvard

The JP

Hi. I read posts on the forum and none talked deeply of which is better for a career in business and finance: Harvard or Yale? I want to be the attend the best school for that, which also offers: - The best overall college experience - Being able to network with the future...

0London: Working in Mayfair, where to live?


I start working in the Mayfair area in London and was wondering where to live. As the area is super expensive, I guess I can't afford to live somewhere in walking distance for a reasonable price. However, proximity to work is my main point when looking for a flat (walking would be perfect,...

0How do you stay enthusiastic / passionate through the grind/boring times while working at your investment banking job?


This is a question I'm going to need to address on an upcoming <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> interview. One thing they've said about me is that they can tell I have a lot of passion and enthusiasm for the field and in particular this job. They want...

0Lateralling to MBB


Anyone here lateral to an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> from a T2 consulting firm? if so how did you go about getting the referral and the interview?

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+2Finance Sophomore Recruiting 2020

Sernie Banders

What banks outside of <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> programs accept sophomore SA? What are some other small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr>/<abbr title="venture...

+1Blackrock SA 2020 Thread

big dawg 5

Applications should be going live July 1, so lets post updates on the recruitment timeline here for all locations.

+5rounding gpa from 3.1 to 3.2


Thoughts on rounding a gpa up from a 3.1 to a 3.2 gpa. I go to a target school for most <abbr title="bulge bracket">bb</abbr> banks but most of them have 3.2 gpa cutoffs?

0International Real Estate Grad School Thoughts?


Hey folks, Was curious about everyone’s thoughts about getting a masters in real estate in a foreign country? Not sure what asset class appeals to me most long term, but ultimately am fascinated by the possibility of doing acquisitions internationally (vague, I know). Is it worthwhile...

0Boutique in NYC


What is it like starting out at a boutique in NYC? Let's just say deal size is an average of around $50-100 mil, with decent deal flow. How difficult is it to lateral to a larger bank after a year or two?

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+4Current BB SA Curious About Real Estate


Hi All- I'm currently a summer analyst in a good group at a top 3 <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in New York. I definitely enjoy the job and would consider accepting a return, however I've always wanted to go into a real estate. I don't know too...

+9Moving Upstream in PE


Moving upstream in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> is notoriously challenging and I would greatly appreciate some advice from the community. I am currently working in a very small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> boutique with only...

+1Pigeonholed in Asset Based Lending


Hi All, I'm an ABL Risk Manager . I work in a mid sized bank at a back office so I do not have a sales goal. I feel grateful for the low stress, decent salary (100K + all in) but I feel pigeonholed and can't seem to get a lateral or even downgrade move. My concern has always...

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+1Informational Interview with a Director


Hey guys! Just a quick question for you all. I have an informational interview with a boutique that i'm looking to get an off cycle internship at. I've had dozens of interviews with analysts and associates, but never a director of a firm. Here's the catch. I mentioned in the...

+9Credit Suisse 2020 SA Recruiting


Hello, has anyone heard back from the initial online assessment yet? Was interested in both <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> and SF offices.

+56AMA: A Bored Financial Advisor


Hello everyone. I've lurked here on and off over the years and realize there isn't much activity regarding wealth management, but thought I'd register anyway. I'm in my 30s, at an independent broker/dealer, been doing this over a decade (after getting my B.S. in finance and...

+8Intel on Hellman & Friedman: Culture, B School, Promotion track


I'm in the process of gathering information ahead of on-cycle recruiting this fall. As my username suggests, I'm a BA/A/AC at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> looking to make the switch to a top consultant-friendly <abbr title="private...

+17AMA: Non-Target to Strategy Consulting to Director


Given that I've been able to gain a lot of insight through this forum I figured it was time to give back. Quick background on me: - I went to a non-target school in Toronto - Went from academic probation (less than 2.0 gpa) to graduating with a 3.6 GPA (in yrs 3/4) - Joined a top...

+33Attempts to be friends with/be in a relationship with a model?


Its pretty well known that one of the buzz phrases on this site with reference to high finance is "models and bottles." I am just wondering what experiences you have all had trying to hang out/ be in a relationship with a model. Did you fail or succeed?

+19Thinking Like an Investor


I said in a previous post that I would try and write some more content in the future aimed at helping my younger self/newer analysts out. Bit of a quiet period before earnings start to pick up next month so here is something that I’ve created and use every time I research a new company from...

0Is my background solid for SA 2020?


What is my background lacking? Education: Target university: GPA 3.6 High school: President of the high school Work experience: <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> advisory firm in London (summer analyst june july 2019) Drafted presentation and conducted...

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0Jon & Alex (AgentRisk) - The future of money management

Moving from Greece, the learnings from many failures and then a huge success (17x exit), what it’s like being a second time founder and building a fintech business based of the problems they experienced.

+2Entering from non finance background with an MBA


Just to help contextualize the circumstances – I am from Canada. I am interested in getting into Investment Banking but I have limited professional experience in the field of finance. I am currently 22 and have about 2.5 years of operations management experience at a start-up. I’m...

+42Take Care, Finance and WSO. It's been a good run. Thank you.


Hi Everyone ~ it's been awhile since I've been on here. I've only told one person from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> about this but many months ago, there was post that I've posted under an unknown user and in the post, I was contemplating...

+2How to gracefully exit?


Hi everyone, Hope you all had a great 4th. Had a quick question for you: I've been interviewing around and as it currently stands, I've been told by a fund that they are close to extending me an offer pending a background check, references, etc. With this being said, I don't...

+3Can we talk pants? *Serious*


OK I will preface this all by saying I am a bigger dude (6'3'' ~270lbs) I go to the gym at least 4 times a week but I also enjoy my food, while not a land whale I am definitely larger than average. I spend at least 10-12 hours a day sitting at my desk. In order to stay...

+16Have You Ever Burned Out?


Every other post someone is talking about getting burned out, or knowing someone who did but it is rare for someone to admit that they did. Have you ever burned out? How did you bounce back? Is there any coming back? What was the main cause for you?

0Big Four TS FDD to Private Equity


I'm currently looking at the exit opportunities from a Big Four Transaction Service Group, specifically Financial Due Diligence. I wanted to see the possibility/ likelihood of landing a job in a middle market private equity firm. If you are unfamiliar with Financial Due Diligence, we create...

+2Best offer for Multi-Managers?


Hey everyone, So my long-term goal is a PM at a large <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> (P72, Millennium, Surveyor Capital, BAM, etc.) for discretionary L/S. As of now, I have two <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offers, Private Debt at a large...

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+1SA vs FT recruiting (London)


So i've read what I can about <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> vs <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting in the UK, but obviously the majority of content on here is US focused and recruitment does seem to vary...

+5NYC VC Interview Attire (male)


Meeting with a newish <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> fund ($150-200MM) in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> for lunch next week. I will be meeting with a Principal and Partner. I've already spoken with the junior folks and platform....

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+1Coffee Chats in Chicago


I'm scheduling flights for Chicago in August for a finance program run by the University (Sun-Fri), and I have a couple questions in relation to coffee chats. I'm considering getting there early Sunday morning to have free time for coffee chats before I have to meet with my group...

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+5Job recommendations for not so great communicators


Hey guys, Interested in hearing thoughts on jobs/career paths that involve no external communication (e.g. clients, outside vendors, etc.). I am ok with internal communications with co-workers, managers in my current operations role but am more interested in researchy positions that mainly...

+1MSF Programs Insight/Help


Good Afternoon, I have been browsing this website for a little while now, and have found some very useful information regarding Masters in Finance programs. However, I still have some questions and was hoping to get some useful feedback here. A little about me... I'm an...

+16Didn't get paid a bonus as a PE Associate...


To preface: - This is a longish post under a burner account. If you don’t want to read it the TL;DR is that I work at a small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop as a first year(and now 2nd year) associate and didn’t get a bonus this year. Don’t think its...

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+2What is a good size book to start?


What is a good size book that firms give junior traders? 500k? 1m? 5m? Also, whats a good payout ratio for a discretionary event-driven portfolio?

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+1Investment Banking women-bag


Looking for an everyday crossbody bag. What brands would you recommend that would look appropriately nice, but aren't $1,000+?

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+1so what's ER really like now, anyway?


Background: I did an <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> rotation program a bunch of years ago, which included a 3 month rotation in equity research. I enjoyed research. I liked learning about new industries, new companies, new technologies,...

+1Portico Capital


Does anyone know anything about Portico Capital? It looks like they have bankers from pretty good shops.

+2JP Morgan Wealth Management Analyst vs Private Banking


Hey all, just wanted to clarify the differences between the two. The name of the position I applied to is Wealth Management Analyst, but will I be working in <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> Private Bank? I see these term used interchangeably and have had interviewers...

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+6Trading Own Quant Strategy at Prop Shop

Hello, This is a hypothetical at this point, but if one were to develop a trading strategy based upon research done in graduate school (Master's level), would he or she be able to trade this strategy at a proprietary trading shop? I watched a presentation from Tom Hutchinson from...

+1 UG to BB to PE


So I’ll cut to the chase I had crappy grades in UG and still landed in <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. Thought I would share my story and advice. I did a stint at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> prior to <abbr...

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+7Medicine vs Finance


Currently a econ/comp sci major entering my sophomore year at a target. Until recently, I was very much set on finance, as such, I maintained a strong GPA and getting involved in more extracurricular activities. However, I recently started thinking about medicine again. My pros and cons are as...

+1model not balancing....


hi, I am trying to do a 3 statement model for practice but the balance sheet isnt balancing. I have a few questions regarding balance sheet and cash flow pro forma statements. this is a 100% cash acquisition for balance sheet: for gross assets, do I just sum up gross assets of buyer and...

+1P&U Group Ranking 2019


What's the ranking of the power & utilities group like across the street in 2019?

+1Asset Management Careers - Where to start?


Hello, first post here. I am an undergrad from a non-target, highly regarded liberal arts school. I am interested in a career in asset management (not quant) and am curious about opportunities straight out of college. **Questions:** How competitive is it to get jobs at...

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