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+2Best LBO Template for Case Study?I've seen a few templates floating around that can vary quite substantially and was wondering what templates you guys use in case studies where you have 45 mins - 1 hr to build out the entire model. Assuming for case studies it makes sense to use a 1 tab simplified model. Curious to see if there's a...6
0AIMCo Private Equity SA interview in Torontoanybody been through AIMco's private equity SA interview process ? Mind sharing what they ask you and tips. Thanks!...0
+3Underwriting Commercial Real Estate LoansHello, I'm starting a new job where my first project will involve risk modeling for commercial real estate loans. What do those of you in the business look at when you underwrite these things, and why? What are the major risks to consider? Thanks!...8
Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment - Review - N/A
Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment - Salary & Bonus - N/A
+3Freddie Mac Multifamily SuperdayJust got sent the agenda for Freddie Mac's Multifamily "Freddie Day". Anyone have any advice/any idea what the interview process will be like? Thanks in advance. ...12
+4Should I use seeking alpha with caution?Hi, to keep me updated and get more insights on market activity I followed the advice to subscribe for seeking alpha's 'Wall Street Breakfast'. In addition to that, how would you recommend to use the remaining information provided on seeking alpha? Should I treat it as cautiously as I e.g. would ...10
+1Argus AE for Asset ManagementDoes anyone use Argus for asset management? I have always used AE for acquisition, but am trying to get full utility from the software. Would love to hear how your shop utilizes it....5
0Secondary PELooking at an Associate spot with a sub $1bn secondary firm. How does the analysis/diligence differ from growth equity (assume more execution than sourcing)? How well does the experience translate into other private buy-side positions, or moving into an operating roll, versus say an M&A Assoc spot w...0
+11Distressed HFs compared to Distressed Credit within PE FirmsI was wondering what people think about working for distressed HFs (Silver Point, Anchorage, etc.) compared to distressed businesses within larger funds (say, GSO or Oaktree distressed). The latter category has stable capital, with all the structural advantages that brings. They are able to invest i...25
Strategy& - Review - Power
Strategy& - Salary & Bonus - Power
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions
Marcus and Millichap Real Estate Investment Services - Review - Sales
JPMorgan Chase - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions
Marcus and Millichap Real Estate Investment Services - Salary & Bonus - Sales
+1What is the absolute minimum that you should expect as a starting salary at a boutique investment bank?Title basically says it all. I'm in the process of interviewing other investment banks to lateral as an experienced analyst. Total comp at my first bank is abysmal (think $60k total comp in a major city) but I gained great M&A transaction experience. What should be my minimum for salary requirements...1
+60Updated Summer 2019 SA Open ApplicationsHi everyone, I know there's a mega-thread for this but that thread doesn't seem to have the most accurate information. Investment Banks With Summer 2019 Applications Open Summer 2018 applications have barely closed and it's already time to start thinking about 2019. The following firms have...561
Goldman Sachs - Interview - Corporate Banking
+3Is it possible for nobody to get an A?Have you ever been in a class where the professor didnt give one single person an A? Is that even allowed at most institutions? ...10
+2Retail-focused PEMonkeys: I was wondering if anyone could share info on the leading boutique players for the retail/consumer buy-side. I am looking to learn more about specialist funds that are retail exclusive or (at least semi-exclusive). Would love to hear about key firms, deal strategies, life at the associa...3
+4Multifamily DD Terms - What are you seeing?Question to all the monkeys who work in MF out there: Have you recently seen a dramatic change in DD terms whether it's deposit amounts (hard money up front or just stupid $), DD periods of 10 days or less, contingency periods of 10 days or less, or just other super aggressive/whacky closing terms o...19
+1Dell FDP vs. GE FMP (and upcoming interviews)I'm a Junior at a non-target school for MC firms, who's hoping to just build a good enough resume by next year to get the attention of those firms (for full-time ops). I've had an internship at the biggest healthcare provider in my state, and a pretty interesting resume beyond that (research, leader...5
0DDIC contributor on resume - yes or no?Hi guys: Is it considered a positive or not to list "contributor to DDIC" on resume during experienced lateral recruiting? (especially if one is switching strategies a bit). On the surface it would seem to me that this would be a positive, but how do funds view people who write about ideas on the...0
0A career choice to make : Breaking into Venture CapitalHi everyone. I wanted to get some advice on offers I currently have from the perspective of breaking into Venture Capital. But before that a brief background: - Edtech entrepreneur (2+ years, eventually closed) - 3+ years of Product Management experience at two of the biggest e-commerce startups...0
Pretium Partners LLC
+16Best M&A news source?Just wondering what sources people generally rely on to get broad M&A news, including the more industry-relevant details (leverage multiples, funding mechanisms, lead banks/law firms, etc.). I'm looking in particular for a place to get the "less newsworthy" deals on my radar. ...37
+11Uber IPO and the Morgan Stanley Banker / Driver[Is this real life]( Apparently MS banker Michael Grimes has been "moonlighting" as an Uber driver for years. This is the same guy who has le...24
+2How to forecast working capital items ?Hi everyone ! I'm wondering how can I forecast working capital and more specifically " current asset or current liabilities". I first took the opening and the closing balance previous year and I calculated the variation. But, I would like to find a better methods. If you can suggest me some artic...7
JP Morgan Securities - Review - Other
JP Morgan Securities - Salary & Bonus - Other
BDO - Review - Corporate Finance
+3Real Estate “Production Analyst”does anyone have experience in this role? I’m very confused on the difference between this and that of a business analyst. Any help would be appreciated! ...6
Mount Sinai Hospital - Salary & Bonus - N/A
+24Excel Formulas you use constantly on the job?Was wondering what formulas most of you are using on the job? Thanks. I have excel tests that I will have to do for some final round interviews so was wondering if there are any recommended websites to practice....88
+16Will the Tech industry take over?Had a question for you guys. The tech industry is the type of thing that seems too good to be true but actually turns out to be true. I have three main reasons to believe the most talented students will move in droves to the tech industry unless something changes. 1) Automation is set to get...38
BDO - Salary & Bonus - Corporate Finance
Evercore - Review - Investment Banking
0The line between insanity and geniusWhere is the line between insanity and genius. The smartest people of our time, Richard Feinman, Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, among many many others. These guys all have one thing in common, they have boarded the line of insanity. Locking themselves up in rooms by themselves with noth...3
Evercore - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
+1Help a KoreanI am currently working at sales&marleting at a major oil corporation in Korea for around a year now. I fetched finance career in my undergrad but did not work out very well so I ended up here. I am pretty happy with where I am now but that inch of frustration is still there... Though I graduated ...3
+101st year analyst - how to prepare for 1st year end review this year?**1st Year Analyst (started in June) after UG** How should I prepare for the year end review that will happen in December? It goes without saying, obviously I’ll keep doing what I’m doing, working hard, learning, and improving my skill set. I understand it’s several weeks out, but o...29
+6Buying an Apartment in NYCFirst time buyer here currently looking at studio condo apartments in NYC in the ...39
+2Hair wax/gel suggestionsAfter deciding to keep my hair long this fall, I'd like to know which hair wax or gel you guys use No wet look if possible, just to fix them Something available in UK/London or through Amazon Cheers...6
BlackRock - Review - Portfolio Management
+1Technology Consulting PwCJust wondering what are your thoughts on Technology Consulting at PwC? NYC office Pros Cons Compensation...4
BlackRock - Salary & Bonus - Portfolio Management
+1Do you think trading is rigged?Just wondering what your thoughts are about becoming a trader/quant is there a way to actually make money trading or is it a zero sum game where you always lose in the long run? ...2
+1Asset Management Internship PreparationHow do you all feel that I should best prepare for a mid-market, mid-AUM internship? First week don'ts? What makes employers cringe?...1
Tolleson Wealth Management
Nomura Holdings - Interview - Global Markets
+8AMA: Australian IB (+ life, etc.)All, I have some free time over the next couple of days and I've seen a few posts asking about Australian IB, getting a job in Australia, life in Australia etc. over the last few weeks so thought I'd do an AMA for anyone interested. Happy to answer questions about Australian IB, life here etc. - ...123
+1What Is Calminax?Calminax Tinnitus may be a condition that more than likely deals with everybody. Typically, nevertheless, these aren't the sole ailments. With time, focus as well as also memory problems start to look, and likewise worries about the labyrinth, which might be extremely annoying and additionally unsig...1
+13What schools have the largest student-run investment funds?I've been unable to find a comprehensive list of student managed funds at both the undergraduate and MBA level. Would anyone here happen to know which schools have funds >$1 million?...70
+8Most Innovative Real Estate Projects and CompaniesAs I sit here at my desk procrastinating by flipping through Urban Land magazine, I'm peppered by images of Boston Properties/Hines' Salesforce Tower, a top ten list of buildings with technologies that add versatility and conserve resources, and a description of how Related's Hudson Yards uses "big ...28
0Learn from my college mistakes to become a successful investment bankerI'm writing this to give you guys some insight on the exact path you should take if you want to land a job at BB or top tier bank. I've made every mistake you could possibly make in a business career and in my late 20s I have nothing to show and am literally living in my car with $2,000 cash in my b...27
Citigroup - Interview - Markets
+6What's the craziest thing you've ever seen a professor do?What's the most outrageous thing you've ever seen a professor do? Give everyone all As? Cancel class almost always?...41
+1Entry multiple in LBO?I'm running an LBO for a case study and the prompt was open ended so I made general operating assumptions to growth and margin, capex, NWC, etc. For the entry and exit multiples, I based it off of select precedent transactions over the last 5 years in the same sector as well as trading multiples ...1
+1Wells Fargo Summer Financial Analyst offer turnaround timeHow long after your interview for an internship with Wells Fargo did you hear back? Couple days, next day, several weeks? I’ve heard it varies by office but any insight would be great. Please provide location, position and how many days after superday you heard back. Thank you! ...3
+4My Chance with GSBHi guys, Do I have a chance at getting into GSB? Please see my background below: Undergrad - Top 50 but less popular majored in Finance GPA 3.3 Current role - LP (analyst) covering all aspects of private capital fund investments at a sub-$10B institutional endowment, ...7
Houlihan Lokey - Interview - Investment Banking
+4Messed up final round MBB, now picking from Roland Berger, ZS, Cornerstone Research, and F500sHi everyone, I'm having trouble deciding what the best option is moving forward and wanted some help. I recently was rejected after final rounds at MBB, and now I'm picking between offers from Roland Berger in the US, ZS in Canada, economic consulting Cornerstone Research in SF, and F500 CPG bran...14
+1MSF, CS degree, or just network to get finance or finance related work experience for top MBA programs?Hello everyone, I'm a recent liberal arts grad and I've developed an interest in finance careers. I had no finance internships so it’s going to be hard finding finance or finance related jobs. I did take some business courses in undergrad and found them interesting. I've decided to get an M...2
+1Persistent vs Annoying for cold emailing/callingI keep reading on WSO that people email/call MD's/hiring managers multiple times even if the first two times yielded no result. When I ask for advice on cold emailing, people say "Follow up once and then let it go if you don't get a response". I'm not really sure what to follow as I want to be persi...1
The Vanguard Group - Interview - Business Development
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Generalist
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+1Is PyratineXR Safe To Use And Who Can Use It?PyratineXR is clinically confirmed in minimizing the symptoms and signs of aging skin and also shown to be extremely useful in all skin types, specifically in individuals with delicate skin and those suffering from rosacea. Additionally, it substantially reduces face redness, acne sores, crawler vei...1
+2Profile Evaluation: MSF class of 2020Hi everyone Would like to get some feedback and suggestions on my profile and some schools that I am planning to apply for MSF programs (Summer/Fall 2019 intake)? Background: GPA :3.36 Double Majors Accounting & Finance from a Top B-school in the country (Pakistan) CFA L1, Candidate CFA L2 in...2
0Smoked Weed Once Before Drug Testguys, i've never smoked marijuana but after graduating last month in mid-august, i went on a trip with a few college friends and i smoked a joint or so. its mid-sept now, how long will it take for THC to clear the system? ive only ever smoked it once.. im really afraid my offer will be rescind...36
+1Whats the best Stock Simulator Game?Hello Monkeys, I am trying to practice my day trading skills on a stock simulator game before I take it to the big leagues, but all of the stock simulators that I tried out have a huge market delay even when I set the delay off. This made it very difficult to make a trade, as the limits do not re...19
+1Decision Time for BezosMARKETS U.S. markets: All the back-and-forth over trade has investors feeling conflicted. Be on the lookout for more swings in U.S. markets in the week ahead as earnings season winds down. There's an election happening, too: Nate Silver, can we get an update? FiveThirtyEight's models say ...1
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+1New Zealand Investment CareersFor family reasons I may have to consider a move to New Zealand. I currently work in a trading position at a hedge fund in London. It does not appear that there are many investment roles available in NZ based on the research I have done. Could anyone who has spent more time in the country ad...1
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+1Just Keto DietJust Keto Diet You get 50+ unique Superfood package, product of substances with increased nutrient content material, in a spread of wholesome meals from soups, snacks, drinks to ready to prepare dinner meals. Food plan plans that promise greater than a 20-pound loss monthly will probably ask you to ...1
Eastdil Secured - Interview - Equity Capital Markets
European Central Bank - Interview - Risk
0How can we forecast accrued payroll and benefices ? In terms of calculating the Working Capital, could you explain me how to forecast accrued payroll and benefices ?...0
+11Advice for a college kid with a poor social life? I'm posting this on a throw-away account. I'll try to keep this short and just give a summary. So I used to be a pretty sociable kid, especially towards the end of high school, when I was going out a lot and I was on the soccer team, had a lot of friends. I went to college on the East Coast at a...20
+2 Top 6 Ways To Learn New Skills Very FastIf you want to grow in your career then you need to learn new skills. Let us see Top 6 ways to learn new skills very fast 1. Receive Mentorship Most of them believe that an important factor to grow in your career is get a mentorship. Shoot up mail invites to your seniors about meetings and...1
+1KPMG Deal Advisory Superday - case interviewHey guys, I have a Superday coming up for KPMG Deal Advisory (M&A/Valuations) in Europe. The day is set-up as follows: 3 interviews with mid-level executives 2 hours to prepare a presentation on a case 1,5 hours of case presentation Partner interviews They have sent me an Information Mem...1
+1KPMG Deal Advisory Case DayHi everyone, A while ago I saw an older post regarding the KPMG Deal Advisory super Case Day and I was wondering whether someone could share their experiences. It concerns the KPMG Deal Advisory Rotation Program (M&A, TS, Strategy Group, Valuation, Debt Advisory). I have completed all the pre...1
Lazard - Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions
+1Hybrid Buy-side Funds LondonHi all, As buy-side recruiting is approaching, I just want to compile a list of PE/HF that invests in both control (PE, loan-to-own) and non-control (distressed, public securities) strategies and that allows junior investors to work on both. As far as I'm aware, Apollo and Centerbridge in London ...2
0How to break into a hedge fund from a non-targetHello! I am a current sophomore at a non-target. I was lucky enough to snag a spot at a reputable boutique this summer in one of their more exciting groups (very thankful and blessed; not bashing on IB in this post at all). After lots of introspection, I have decided that pursuing a work in a hedge ...1
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Generalist
JPMorgan Chase - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+1Field coats/BarbourWhat's up, folks- I'm moving to Boston later this fall to start in equity research at a pretty sizeable asset manager and am wondering whether or not a field coat like an Orvis or a Barbour would be frowned upon as cold-season outerwear. Nobody in Birmingham gave me shit for it, but I'm well aware M...5
+7Gucci Loafers with the Gold Bit vs Silver BitHey so I've been working for a while and I figured that the time to get some really nice loafers has arrived. I like the black Gucci horsebit loafers with the silver bit a ton - I see em everywhere and the people in my office recommend I get them. However, Gucci's website only lists the ones with th...40
KPMG - Review - Private Equity
+21.5 Hour LBO TestJust had a modeling test and was given a CIM to build a 3-statement model in 1.5 hours. I tried my best to construct everything (i.e., debt schedule, operating model, etc.), but wasn't able to build out a clean BS and CFS. Was able to get all my assumptions and IRR/MOIC. Wish I had more time. Ha...9
+1Power & Utilities ModellingHey guys, Was really interested in practicing modelling out P&U companies - especially those focused on specific renewable assets (wind, solar, hydro). Was just looking to see if anyone had any already-built models they could share, as they would a great resource to learn from! ...1
+7Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) Blackrock Superday 10/17/18Hi all, If anybody hears back from the team, please let me know! And does anybody have an idea like how long it takes to hear back from them? Thanks!...43
+1Bain Capital InterviewTips on the Bain Capital interview? I know it's consulting style cases but what should I prepare for specifically?...2
Wells Fargo and Company - Interview - Middle Market
+5Does Deloitte have the best M&A transaction group?If you compare all 4 of the Big 4 firms, is Deloitte the place to be for M&A work? How would you rank the Big 4 firms from best M&A (more deals, better comp, etc) group to worst? Also side question, do the Big 4 have industry groups like banks have? (TMT, FIG, etc)...25
+1 you switch at the tv Revive Keto these days, i will promise you that you will see a few industrial advertisements on some form of weight loss weight loss plan, pill, or system. in case you are looking to shed pounds, Revive Keto you've got possibly either ordered such a before or are highly t...1
Citigroup - Review - Equity Research