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0What are the most fulfilling careers?


Thinking about the typically wall-street job, we usually rationalize how we're spending our time with the prestige and the pay that we recieve. While closing a a multi-billion dollar deal * sounds * sexy , in reality it *looks* like some fat ass sitting at his computer and *feels* about...

PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Financial Services-
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Financial Services-
0Junior with no internship yet - advice needed


Hey guys... currently a junior at an non-target with a GPA of about 3.4. Currently have no internship offers and waiting to hear back from 2 local <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> firms (longer story). Honestly losing a lot of hope and would have no idea what to do...

+2Oaktree 2019 Future Leaders Program


I am a junior in college and I just found out that I was accepted to the Oaktree Future Leaders program. I will be attending the training session in person in the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> office. Is anyone else planning on going/have any idea what this...

0Supply Chain Managment Compensation


Hey all, I am currently a high school senior evaluating my career options. Recently, I have been considering a career in supply chain. I am leaning towards a career in supply chain opposed to investment banking purley because of the work life balance and because I heard many people in supply...

0CFA vs CAIA vs APC (finance specialism ) for real estate analyst?


I have the option to undertake either the <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst">CFA</abbr>, <abbr title="Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst">CAIA</abbr> or APC (finance specialism ). What qualification will be most beneficial for a real...

+2University of Richmond -- Non-Target?


I've found conflicting information about my school. Some lists say it's a non-Target, some say semi. Anyone have any insight into this?

+1Upcoming SMBC Nikko Securities DCM Interview. Any Information or Advice?


Hi All, I recently got an interview at SMBC Nikko Securities for their Project Finance <abbr title="debt capital markets">DCM</abbr> group. There seems to be a lack of information on this site regarding this firm so any information or advice would be appreciated. Best,

+1Internship experience you haven't started yet?


How would you approach listing an internship experience on your resume that you're about to start? Would you even list it at all? What about in the middle of? I have a full-time 6 month co-op that starts in January and ends in July at a bank in Boston, however <abbr title="summer...

Balbec Capital LP - Interview - Generalist-
+4Can you put deal experience on your resume as an intern?


If you are at a boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and have a solid deal flow, is it appropriate to put "selected transaction experience" on your resume and list the deal after it has closed? If so, when do you need to be involved in the process...

0Dec 6, 2018 Any Industries That Are As Alpha As Finance?


Tell me which other industry has people wearing thousand dollar suits (suits=most alpha type of clothing), Rolexes (Rolex=most alpha type of watch) and driving sports cars (sports cars=most alpha type of car) while banging their supermodel wife? Tech and engineering are full of virgin nerds and...

+1Best place to start in London? Morgan Stanley v. Rothschild


First time poster - just trying to get some good advice on where would be a better place to start a career within <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> in London specifically. Holding offers from both for their Spring Programme for University students. I know...

EBRD - Salary & Bonus - Corporate Banking-
+7Investment sales Training Materials


Does anyone have PDF copies of Marcus & millichap training materials? Or any other material on investment sales? Or can you point me to any sales training materials that would be helpful?training for both private capital and institutional sales would be great. Nothing in the marketplace...

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Generalist-
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+3LBO: Optional Debt Repayment


I have a few questions on optional debt repayment in an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-leveraged-buyout-LBO"><abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr></a></span> (i.e. you’ve made your...

+10Could the banks halve their London work force due to Brexit?


A lot of these articles have been coming out where banks in London are considering moving a large amount of jobs into the EU away...

+2Career in Finance - but also lots of time to travel


Hello. I'm a 3rd year student at University of Toronto in Rotman Commerce and I'm looking into a career in finance (IB, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> all great). I interned last summer for 10...

+3What are the best Investment Banks in Paris? I know London is the mecca of IB's, but I'm interested in living in Paris.


I'm interested in getting my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> and moving to Paris. Which Investment Banks have a stronghold in Paris La Defense? I did some research and these were the companies I found that have offices in La Defense, Paris -...

0Fan of Jennifer Fan - 29 yo $650 MM HF PM


The way she talks about causality in commodities markets.... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Interesting that Olav Refvik (aka the King of <abbr...

Needham & Company - Salary & Bonus - Equity Research-
0Residential REITs to Watch?


Anyone have some residential REITS to watch? Curious to understand the market and to look into the companies.

0Natixis CIB Energy and Natural Resources - Any insight?


Does anyone have any insight on the Energy and Natural Resources group at Natixis CIB? The office is in Houston. I haven't seen much online.

+2Underwriting job sucks like mine or is my company just worse?


Im an underwriter for a GSE shop like Arbor, Hunt, Walker Dunlap, Greystone etc. Is it just my firm or are all GSE underwriting jobs like this... i get shitty properties around the country, class b and below, where i constantly have to go back and forth with the appraisers to try and make the...

0The Hero's Journey: A Call to Arms

Zaysap Rockie

I am a 23 year old professional who has just walked away slightly scathed from the crash of my most recent Co-Founding venture. I have brushed off all of the debris and ready to continue the adventure. Would anyone be so kind to help me find the elusive key that will open the gate to the...

+146MD never sleeps (growing suspicious)


So I've had this hunch for a while and wanted to get others thoughts. Before you think I'm crazy and sleep deprived just look at the evidence I am about to bestow upon you all. Over the past year I've been growing suspicious that my MD is a vampire... There are several reasons...

+2HFF Financial Modeling Experience


Hi all, new to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> but wanted to open this question up to anyone who knows/works at HFF. I'm interviewing for a Debt Analyst position and a team analyst for an office/industrial team. Debt Analysts, from my understanding,...

Deloitte - Review - Strategy and Operations-
0Monsoon Analytics, anyone familiar with this outfit and their market research reports/datastreams?


Hey there fellow primates, My director has tasked me with finding out more about MA. I’ve looked at the site, pulled their Pitchbook profile and Capital IQ profile. I’ve emailed them for a couple of sample reports along with what sort of...

Deloitte - Salary & Bonus - Strategy and Operations-
0Interview question - how do you price a middle market loan?


A friend of mine got an interview question - how do you price a middle market loan? What's the spread and pricing? What do you think it will trade at? I am wondering how to answer this question. Can someone in the field give an example please?

+1Banking Mergers in Middle East

Michaelkane What seems to be the rationale for the mergers here ? What kind of synergy would they achieve

+1Thought on CS IBD?


Thoughts on CS IBD? Does anyone think it's going to turn into a major PWM shop like UBS? Just based on this article it looks like Tidjane Thiam is really trying to move away from IBD in general....

+4Undergrad Business: IU (possibly) Kelley or University of Rochester


Hi, I am currently very unsure what to do and would really appreciate any help from you guys. First of all, what I would like to do after graduation is to work in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> in <abbr title="New York...

+1Chances of IBanking Internships at Iowa State?


So I am currently a freshman at Iowa State majoring in finance, and was just wondering how hard for someone like myself at a non target like Iowa State to get into Ibanking. In order to do so what gpa and ecs should i be aiming for. Thanks for any help yall could provide.

+6Is CBRE HR a dead end?


Reached out to multiple brokers at CBRE. Two (in different cities) have offered to connect me with HR, as well as reach out to other brokers I can talk to. Is their HR a dead end? They've reached out in one city and asked for resume, cover letter, linkedin and see what openings they have....

+27So who's doing well right now?


Keep seeing article after article about what big name did poorly in October and November and I am just curious as to who's doing well? Are there any strategies that have been thriving in this volatility or at least had gains large enough to survive it? Personally, I know there are a...

+14Corporate and Investment Bank Winning Women 2018 at JP Morgan


Did anyone apply / hear back? I just emailed an analyst, and he asked me if I've heard back regarding the event. I haven't heard back and the event is on April 19-20th, so I'm not sure if I should be worried. Anyone email HR? <h3><abbr title="JP...

+7Equity Research 2019 intern recruiting?


When does recruiting for 2019 internships start in ER? I know that IBDs has already started general recruiting but I haven't seen much for research divisions. Any info is appreciated.

UBS AG - Review - Natural Resources-
+52J.P. Morgan 2019 IBD Video Interview


Hi guys, sophomore at non-target here. I submitted my <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/jpmorgan-chase">app for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JP</abbr> Morgan</a></span> <span class='keyword_link'><a...

UBS AG - Salary & Bonus - Natural Resources-
+1Interview questions related to experience


How much should I remember about a deal that i worked on, for an interview purpose. I'm talking about numbers, multiples, model assumptions ? Or do interviewers just want to know the story ?

+7Would you work for a family office?


3 years into my current gig at an equity L/S fund (started out of undergrad) that's getting hit with redemptions so I'm looking to get out ASAP. I am weighing a few options at the moment: (i) <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private...

0Is post MBA IB-->PE possible?


+3Asked to come in to meet the team at botique shop? Help?


Hey guys so after networking and talking to a small 10 person <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> shop they’ve asked me to come in and meet the team. I don’t really know what this will be like as far as questions or if they’re just trying to feel me out. I also...

+2Restructuring groups exit opps?


Not a lot information on this on the forum, so thought I'd start a thread for it. Anyone have any insight on what the exit opps are like for restructuring groups on the street (HLHZ, Evercore, PJT)? I heard exits are mostly limited to distressed debt HF's, have not heard of...

0CGI-Internship (Canada)


Have the opportunity to pursue a Business Analyst position at CGI group this summer. I have great academics and extra-curricular but not great work experience. Is this a decent intern position to move forward into a consulting career?

+1Vague McKinsey feedback after Superday - How do I interpret this?


I applied as a BA to McKinsey and got through to the final superday. I got a call a day after telling me that I didn't make it. When I asked for feedback, the only thing they said was "we felt that in the long run it's not going to work out." When i pushed for further...

Point72 - Review - Research-
+1Distressed Investing to Growth Equity


Is it possible to make this transition? I’ve seen distressed investors move over to the credit arms of some GE firms like Summit but is it possible to move over to the growth fund from distressed <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge...

Point72 - Salary & Bonus - Research-
+23What are your career/life goals for 2019?


Did you accomplish what you wanted to in 2018? And what do you want to accomplish in 2019? Please discus.

Ernst & Young LLP - Salary & Bonus - N/A-
BNP Paribas - Interview - Corporate Banking-
+3Peaky Blinders Haircut

Yung Metro

So I'm thinking of trying out a new haircut, but I'm not sure if its unprofessional or not. Don't want it to effect any internship prospects. Was thinking about getting the same haircut as Tommy in the Netflix show Peaky Blinders. What do you guys think?

Barclays Capital - Review - Investment Banking-
Barclays Capital - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1Product Control vs. Big 4 Consulting Internship when Planning for MBB/IB?


Hi all, I'm doing one last summer internship before entering full time. I'm planning on (or hoping for) <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> after I graduate, however I wasn't able to get it this year. Instead I have an offer from a major...

+15Can I bring up declining another offer in my year end review?

Jerome Powell

Monkeys, With year end reviews coming up, I'm wondering if I can tell my boss that I denied an offer to leave my current job. I denied an opportunity to get a ~40% raise, so I feel like I could potentially get my current employer to pay me more or at least get brownie points for loyalty....

+16Eagles have the best problem in sports (Wentz vs Foles)


Any other Philly Eagles fans on this board? What are your thoughts on this looming Wentz-Foles situation? Personally, I think they should keep both. But after 2019, they need to pay Wentz something like $30mm a year which drastically changes the current cap space from where it is now. My...

0Ceasars (CZR) M&A analysis / thoughts


Sports betting outside Nevada was legalized in May 2018 when the supreme court declared a 1992 law was unconstitutional. The NYTimes estimatres that over $150bln was wagered last year illegaly. So, now that sports betting is legal, the bulk of those illegal wagers should migrate to regulated...

0David Sica (NYCA) – Not taking no for an answer

David is an investor at a top <abbr title="venture capital">vc</abbr> fund. His path to get there went through banking but was filled with challenges and required some creativity – even persisting after getting fired. Going from being a financial advisor to investment...

+1SA 2019 Timeline for HF's


Any timeline for smaller funds? I know BW is all done with recruiting but was wondering if smaller shops were recruiting or if it is more of a networking game.

+1BIWS vs WSO on organization and # of cases?


Just was curious which course is better organized (cleaner layout) and which has more cases ie BIWS has Silver Lake's Dell <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr>.

+8Booth vs. Columbia for MBA


I was fortunate enough to be offered admission to both CBS and Booth in Round I. Neither school offered any merit funding, but my understanding is that CBS gives out the majority of its merit packages in February. I am now struggling to decide between the two schools. While Booth is ranked...

0Mangrove Partners?


Anyone have a view on these guys? Performance / reputation / culture? They seem to do a bit of everything (per the firm website) and the founder has presented at the recent Sohn conferences, but not much public information. Thanks.

+3Lenders - How do you price spread/all-in coupon


Lenders - I understand sizing of a loan usually depends on LTV, DY, DSCR (which takes into account of interest rate). How exactly do lenders price a loan? What I can't fully understand is the pricing consideration for spread/coupon. Are there any specific metrics/threshold lenders...

+1Oliver Wyman Women's Leadership Forum


Has anyone here participated in the program or knows how many people get internship offers after the program?

+1UBS vs CS PFG Capital Raising - culture & hours?


Curious to know if anyone has worked or interned in either <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/ubs-ag">UBS</a></span> or <abbr title="Credit Suisse ">CS</abbr> Private Funds Group (PFG). They do private placement/capital...

+1Are there any good income sharing programs to fund top MBA?


+1Job searching with property developer experience?


Hi all, I'm looking for some career advice. To introduce myself, I'm a Management Trainee (MT) in a property developer (one of the largest 5) in Hong Kong. I've worked in my current firm for 1.5 years and am about to complete my MT program. I've gained experience in...

+32Mom is friends with an MD from GS... how do I approach this?


I am a freshman at a semi-target. My mom is friends with an MD at <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> and she told him im pursuing a career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. He gave me his email and told me to reach out to him. I...

+1Evercore Restructuring Q’s


Hi All, Just wanted to learn <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/evercore" target="_blank">more about Evercore</a></span>’s Restructuring practice. Not a lot of information on <abbr title="Wall Street...

+1JPMorgan Investment Banking Junior Analyst application process


Hey guys, Do you know anything about the progress of the application process. If I haven't received an interview at this point should I just give up? Also, does this program not sponsor visas at all? Any info is appreciated.

+7Wolfe Research.


Thoughts on the firm / culture / reputation within equity research? I have done a forum search but everything is old. Glassdoor has mixed reviews. What sort of exit opportunities would be possible if you were in a ranked team there?

RBS Royal Bank of Scotland - Interview - Debt Capital Markets-
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+8AMA: Mid-career professional to top-bucket VP @ BB BO, thanks WSO!


I've debated writing a short or long post here. I initially chose the long option but it became *way* too long, no one would read it. So, I'll just give the short version: Yes, <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has a lot of people that want to do the...

+1Best financial engineering/ quant finance programs in Europe


The only good programmes I know are Risk & Finance at Lse, Oxford MFE (the best finance programme in Europe imho) and probably the imperial one (risk management & financial engineering, even though all the people I ve seen who studied there have a quite weak profile (660-80ish gmat,not...

+1Best financial engineering/ quant finance programmes in Europe


The only good programmes I know are Risk & Finance at Lse, Oxford MFE (the best finance programme in Europe imho) and probably the imperial one (risk management & financial engineering, even though all the people I ve seen who studied there have a quite weak profile (660-80ish gmat,not...

Centerview Partners - Interview - Investment Banking-
+6Family Office investor database


Hello fellow chimps- After seeing the other thread on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for interest in family office lists, I've compiled a number of family office databases which I'm willing to offer to those in need of a good list. I worked in a...

BNP Paribas - Review - Generalist-
BNP Paribas - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
Citigroup - Review - Markets-
Citigroup - Salary & Bonus - Markets-
+1Barings Intern and Full time Offer


I have a super day with Barings coming up, but also a few other options. I was wondering what an average undergrad intern makes at Barings and then what that full-time offer would look like(salary + bonus) out of college.

+1Summer 2019 Summer Analyst Outlook


With seemingly so much uncertainty as to where the market is going, one day the next bull market is starting while the next day people make it sound like '08 all over again, what do you guys think about joining a top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr...

+1J.P Morgan S&T full time


Hi, I was wondering if anybody had any insight for what percent of J.P Morgan <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> typically get full time offers at the end of the summer? Thank you!

+2Boston S&T vs. San Francisco S&T


Hey everyone, I recently got the opportunity to decide between either Boston or San Francisco for a summer analyst program at a large bulge bracket (think <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>, MS, JPM) next year. The division would be Sales and Trading (I would want to...

+1Nucentix GS 85 Review – Does It Really Work?


Nucentix GS 85 by Nucentix is an enhancement that keeps up solid glucose levels by checking hurtful aggravation and by ceasing the metabolic disorder in its tracks. Thus, the item likewise attempts to shield one's wellbeing from rising markers of triglycerides, circulatory strain, and...

+1Online Fashion Store


my name is heather rashodo i ma from <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>, Graduate from <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> City University since 2012 , now i am associate small business

+1Arrested for Computer Forgery


I entered into a first offender program for Computer Forgery. (A felony) Once I get off the conviction is dismissed but I will continue to have the arrest itself on my record and it will be seen on a background check. I got the computer forgery by messing around on school semester for grades. I...

+1Barclays Coverage Groups

Anonymous Monkey

Hi - Does anyone have insight into the best coverage groups at Barclays? Heard P&U, Healthcare and Industrials are strong groups but would like to hear additional thoughts. Thanks!

+2H.C. Wainwright, no information online?


I can't find much/any anecdotal information about this firm online... only one glassdoor review and nothing much on this site. Can anyone/does anyone know who can speak to their experiences interning at H.C. Wainwright in NYC? Either for investment banking or <span...

0WSO Singapore Meet-Up: Fri Jan 25th, 7-9pm, Anti:Dote


Join the Singapore WSO group on for drinks and socializing. 21+ only. WHEN: -Friday, January 25st, 7-9pm THE VENUE: -Anti:Dote, located in Swissôtel The Stamford at the Raffles City Shopping Center -2 Stamford Rd, Level 1, Singapore 178882 HOW TO FIND THE GROUP: -Join the Singapore...