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


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...

+9AMA: 2.5 years @ MBB post PhD


I appreciated the info I got from this forum when I was applying so figured I’d pay it forward. **** Briefly about me: * I am a PhD at an <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> in N Europe * Joined ~2.5 years ago as entry level (think BA/A/AC) * ...

+6Chrysler Building Sale


[BISNOW Link - Chrysler Sale]( Anyone have the inside scoop on...

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+2Bridge Loan UW


Could anyone shed some light on Bridge loan UW? Trying to understand how these types of loans get underwritten from a funds perspective. Whereas typical lenders care more about in-place metrics I would think bridge funds are more focused the likelihood of future stabilized projections similar to...

+1Does Anyone Live/Work in Miami?


Hi, I just moved to Miami for a finance job and don't know anyone. Was wondering if anyone who lives / works down here could show me around.

+1REIT purchasing properties using 100% debt


Can <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr> purchase properties using 100% debt? I know a lot of them are highly leveraged. Can <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr> in the single family rental market acquire...

+1How Would You Structure This Equity Swap?


**Scenario** * Investor Group A owns a 100ish unit complex built in 2016 with a market value of $19 million. * Investor Group B owns a 200ish unit complex built in 1990 with a market value of $19.2 million. The 1990-built asset offers significant upside through unit renovations,...

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0Most interesting people on Wall Street


Who would you say is the most interesting person on wall street, in terms of crazy career trajectory, unusual hobbies, etc. I'd so Soros is up there for me personally.

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+1Life as a CLO Analyst + Career Progression


Can anyone provide some information on the "day in the life" of a High Yield CLO Analyst, particularly for a more junior investment professional (2-5 years exp). Looking to learn more about the underwriting process, detail on credit memos (i.e., how detailed they are), hours and comp....

+3Investment Banking in Los Angeles


Investment Banking in LA Currently, what are the top groups in Los Angeles in the investment banking industry? What groups are dying out? I've heard that many of the BB groups in LA are not their own units and function as a regional arm to SF offices. Are there any exceptions?...

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+1Talking about EBITDA multiples in M&A deal


Hi all, When discussing <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> deals/transactions in interviews, I commonly hear the importance of talking about <abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr>...

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+2FX Options Trade Ideas


Hi, could someone give me an idea of what a trade idea looks like in the FX Options Trading space? Thank you!

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+1Cold Email Alumni- Send to their work email or personal email?


Hi guys, I graduated from a non-target state school and now I'm trying to make the transition. I've read many posts saying that I should send emails instead of using the LinkedIn in-mail, and that's what I am trying to do. And then I found if I get connected with someone, I will...

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+1Advice on company verification checks?


Hi all, In a bit of a dilemma here. About 2 years ago I did a 6 mo internship at a small <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm (around 3-4 guys). I didn't keep in touch after leaving but kept it on my CV. I've accepted a summer offer at a <abbr...

+53Wilbur Ross "Take a Loan" Comments


Heard Wilbur Ross's comments early about government employees going to homeless shelters/food banks as they are on the eve of missing a second paycheck. Just wanted to hear the finance/"Oasis" thoughts on this matter. For me, on one hand, obviously this isn't right,...

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+1Biotechnology Model Template / Example


Hi All, I was hoping someone in Biotech <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr>/<abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>/<abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> could share a model they used to forecast the IS for a...

+1Tips for networking coffee chats?


Hey Guys, I am flying to Chicago next week and have 5 coffee chats set up with various connections, most of them being alumni. I am a non-target. Two of them are analysts and three of them are MDs at <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> and <abbr title="bulge...

+1[Switching industries] What level employees to reach out to/cold call at bigger firms?


Hi all Been trying to break into RE at a bigger-size shop (KPMG, CBRE, JLL, etc.) but don't know anyone in these firms (graduated from Midwest/Ohio years back). Saw a post from a while ago here about a 2-yr analyst telling how he'd want to be reached out to (albeit the industry was...

+112OFFICIAL prestige-caller 2018 prestige rankings


**Most Prestigious Cities:** Gods of Prestige: New York, Hong Kong, London Very Prestigious: Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore, Zurich, Frankfurt Prestigious: Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston Meh: Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia F*ck Your Life:...

+1WSO Webinar: Biotech/Pharma Consulting Case Study -- 8pm ET, 3/11/19


Tonight March 11th, 8PM EST Wall Street Mentor</a></span> Dr Steven Mo will be hosting webinar a covering a Consulting Case Study on biotech/pharma R&D strategy and drug portfolio management. <div class="text-center"> <a class="btn btn-success btn-lg...

+4Value a Buy-Out Clause


Hello, Asking <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> to think through this with me. How would you value a future buy-out clause in a contract today? I.e. Company X can purchase Company Y's equity in five years for a payment of $XXX today. Or -- would a...

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+4What happens to old crappy apartment complexes?


I live in the suburbs of an up and coming area that has seen a ton of recent growth. And there are these 30+ year old apartment complexes that are long past their prime. The apartments are on excellent land have a really good location next to some affluent areas, but these apartments...

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+2Group Ranks


Monkeys, There’s a lot of posts about rankings - I wanted to start a new one about Groups. With some banks starting recruiting and going through placement days, it may be beneficial for everyone to know. So what are the 2-3 bank/groups that come to mind for each major Group. For...

+1Info on Peak Rock Capital


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community, anyone have any info on these guys? <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> based out of Austin that recently raised a 1.3B fund devoted to...

+1Confused on career direction - graduating senior seeking advice


Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, lurker for a while first time poster. So, I fucked up. I'm a smart kid (3.8+ GPA) but I went to state non-target school to have fun and didn't really know what my plan was. I'm a finance major graduating in...

+1diamon hill capital management


how would exit ops be from a place like diamond hill (20b+ aum)? I'll be interning there this summer and go to college in <abbr title="New York City">nyc</abbr>, so unfortunately won't be able to network in <abbr title="New York...

+1Social Volunteer Opps


What are some favorite volunteer opportunities people have done that are also fairly social in nature? I'm looking to do more volunteering but know I'll enjoy it more if I'm interacting with the other volunteers in the process. Example would be something like Habitat for...

+1What does the career path look like for investment banking business development?


I recently discovered my love for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and startup BD roles and while searching for some postings I came across a couple BD jobs at <abbr title="elite boutiques">EBs</abbr> and <abbr title="middle...

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+12Private Equity or Pizza Equity?


So here's my dilemma. I'm working on finishing my undergrad. Long story short, one thing led to another and I was able to find full time work in commercial banking (including leveraged finance). Since I was working for a regional bank and wanted to move up, I felt that my unfinished...

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0Deutsche Bank Muni Capital Markets


Can anyone shed some light on what this group is like? Apparently it's a small group of about 20 or so and is split between <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and Jacksonville. Can anyone elaborate on the structuring aspect of municipal capital markets in...

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+2Mental Health Support Group


After nearly 10 years of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, I feel like there's a particular stigma around mental health in finance, which ultimately leads to a lot of issues being buried. I also...

+1Need help explaining banking/equity raising fees to a company...


So let's say I've got a company that needs an equity or even debt infusion for a project, and I'm proposing to charge them 4% of all the equity I raise. They are balking thinking about how much they will make off of that money vs how much I will. I am trying to put together a...

+1Vandy vs Hopkins MSF


I am looking to go into <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and one of the top <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> Firms. I have <abbr title="back...

+2Venture Capital Seizing the Intellectual High Ground

Slightly Erratic

Something I have been noticing lately is how Venture Capital/Tech investing seems to have seized the intellectual high ground from other Private Equity/consulting and business industries. Historically I feel like <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/Consulting was the...

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+2What Banker Processes Need Updating/Automating?


Not for their sake, but for yours? What's old fashioned or needlessly manual in the deal execution process that banks should update? - <abbr title="confidential information memorandums">CIMs</abbr> sent in hard copy? - Inability to send/receive text messages? -...

+242019 Summer Analyst - Morgan Stanley Hirevue


Did anyone get the 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> MS HireVues yet? I just got it today. Could someone explain the process further, and give me some tips? (I am a rising sophomore so this is my first interview) Also, was getting the HireVue a selective...

+3Favorite Podcasts


What are some of your favorite real estate/investing podcasts? There seems to be a lot of garbage podcasts out there when it comes to real estate mainly for retail investors trying to do build their own small portfolio. There aren't that many podcasts that I have been able to find with...

+5What does AM with a LifeCo/bank entail?


Hey all, What is <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr> like on the debt side? Is it boring as shit and just making sure your designated portfolio of loan payments are coming in from properties running as planned?

+9MSc Finance Profile: Admitted to Bocconi and SSE


Hi all - Was admitted to Bocconi today and SSE last month and figured I'd share my profile for others looking to apply to either of these schools. I didn't apply to any other MSc Finance programs, was only really interested in these two. **Degree:** International Business,...

+4Senior Acquisitions Analyst Comp

The Duke of Wall Street

A friend of mine is currently going through a few different offers he currently has for a Senior Acquisitions Analyst position. I'm trying to guide him as to what a reasonable range is for his experience level. I may end up just guiding him to the CEL associates salary report but wanted to...

+2Ways to get into health care/medical consulting as a recent finance graduate?


Dear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> I am working as a back-office (*shudders*) analyst at a bank. I wanted to get my foot into medical services/consulting when I was an undergraduate stuent, but somewhere along the way I forgot my goals and am squandering my...

+1Acquiring a conpany


When buying a company what matters ? Assets or market cap ? What if a company has $500 billion in assets but a $1 billion dollar market cap, does the other company pay 500 billion plus or 1 billion plus ? Or vice versa

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+5Dream Jobs in CRE


I have been in the <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> industry with a top brokerage firm (CBRE, CW, JLL) for almost 2 years now as an analyst and I wanted to see what type of positions are most sought after in this industry. Brokers seem to have it pretty good...

+4What's your favorite topic?


I'm sure this has been covered in some way or another on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but I'm interested to ask this more directly in a specific post. Essentially, what is a topic that you are passionate about and could 'give an hour long...

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0What is data science

Rajeev Sharma

Data science is the study of using scientific methods which can be involved in various processes. It also involves the use of algorithms and various tools which helps in learning the machine language. These tools may include python, r for data science, and other assembly languages. If one wants...

+4Real Estate Debt Funds

Dr Barnaby Fulton

Does anyone have experience with real estate debt funds? This could include working at, worked at, worked with, or having friends or coworkers who have worked at one. Examples would be Blackstone RE Debt Strategies, Fortress, Colony, Apollo, Oaktree, Starwood, Harrison Street, Torchlight,...

+3Living in Buffalo?


Does anyone have any experience living/working in Buffalo? I know that it has a poor reputation but in my experience people who have lived there actually find it to be pretty underrated, even if it's not comparable to big cities like <abbr title="New York...

+4I did a drone start-up and now I want to go back into finance. AMA

FPV Drone Guy

I am a long-time lurker but I wanted to do a reddit style AMA. I figured some people in banking/finance might wonder if the other side of the grass is really greener in a startup. Little background on myself: I am currently COO/CFO at my startup. My company does drone technology, notably in...

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+1Original Issue Price

Sham Wow

I have a quick question I am slightly confused about in a cap table. Does original issue price mean anything for valuation? Or is it just a quick metric on how much is getting raised in the round. I am confused because I see an investment that has original issue prices that are the same in...

+2Is Naples a Safe Place to Travel as a Tourist

Number Crunching Warrior

Hey everyone, so thinking of taking a trip to Naples. Have heard tons of negative stories with a few good ones. Is there anyone who has visited and could share their story? Right now thinking of skipping it and taking the ferry to the Amalfi Coast instead. Background on me: Can speak...

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+1Sustainable investing Blackrock?


Hi all, So I was invited to attend an interview for the sustainable investing team in Blackrock for a summer internship and I don't know too much about it. Has anyone interviewed in this before? It's under Advisory and Client services and is quite difficult to find any material on. It...

+1Political Resume experience


Like many other students at my school, I interned on the hill. Given the size of the House and Senate, most hillternships are no more competitive than any other, and have no name recognition. However, I interned with a figure who has substantial name recognition and is frequently discussed as a...

+2Accepted offer but interviewing at other shops


Hey guys, I am a senior at a non target school and already accepted an offer of one firm. I know that it is not my dream job and recently got invited from another firm that I have applied at quite a long time ago. As I have always wanted to work at that firm, I want to interview with them....

+2Charles Tyrwhitt Suit vs SuitSupply Suit


Which one do you guys prefer? Obviously SuitSupply suits are "higher-end" and offer great quality but I was wondering if Charles Tyrwhitt Suits are any good given that they are pretty affordable. I only own SuitSupply suits and Charles Tyrwhitt for shirts only.

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+1To Startup or Not to Startup!


Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Community, I am an experienced tech / strategy consultant with a little over 3 years of experience, working in a small company gave me the oppourtunity to report to the managing partner of the firm. This was a great learning...

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+1Deloitte Business Valuation - What to expect? Exit Opps?


Hi everyone, I'm currently a senior at a large non-target state school. I'm going to be starting at Deloitte's <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> Business Valuation practice in fall. I wanted to get an idea on what to expect in terms of the types of project...

+2Picking up chicks with a company founder. Good Networking?


I met with a company founder of a small due diligence/ research firm. He was selling me an item from letgo/offerup and he happened to tell me he started the business (we met in his office) etc. We hit it off. He told me about himself and I gave him my elevator pitch. He was open to getting...

+5Advance payments and valuation of a firm


Hi - we have following discussion among partners You have a Company A with ENV = 50 (= ENterprise Value) C = 10 D (bank) = 15 EQV = 50 + 10 - 15 = 45 (=EQuity Value) Now the owner of company A has learned something about finance and does a smart move: she/he makes her/his customers...

+1Exit opps for a GCB 2 equivalent


About a family member, not me. They work at a Tier 2 bank, he is a Global Head of a department, the equivalent of GCB 2 at HSBC (on the higher end of the GCB 2 as well). He isn't an investment bankers though, but has worked in risk, portfolio etc. in these global positions, with his...

+1ASU Investment Banking Industry Scholars


Has anyone here ever been involved with ASU Investment Banking Industry Scholars? I'm curious to know if the program has any recognition in IB and to hear if anyone has any experience with it.

+2Excel formula design


I have a style question regarding excel formulas. I developed the habit to put a plus "+" at the beginning at every formula instead of an equal sign "=". Is this considered "bad style" and something I should avoid. I know that this is just a tiny thing... Thanks

+1Credit Suisse Power & Renewables


Does anyone know the reputation of the Power & Renewables investment banking group at Credit Suisse??

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+1Who is the greatest businessman of all time?


Going off of the Jeff Bezos versus Bill Gates thread, who is the greatest businessman of all time??? My vote goes to Kevin O'Leary.

+1CISI Regs exam


Looking for fitch course login details please? I need to get through more of the exam questions and firm wont pay for it. Also have two books to get rid of.

+1Mining Streaming Models/Discussion


Is anyone familiar with modelling/evaluating streaming/royalty transactions in the mining sector? I assume it would be similar to royalty models used in other industries i.e. pharma, but was hoping for more insight on both the qual./quant side as to how opportunities are evaluated, structured,...

+1Breaking into the real estate industry?


What's the best way to break into the real estate industry? I'm interested in the finance side of Capital Markets, but would also be interested in any kind of investment analyst position. I'm trying to network as much as possible. I really don't love my forensic...

+1Strangest exit from Finance


A bunch of us here would follow the usual sell side to buy side route. Recently I met a former banker who retired after 5 years as a VP and became a gentleman farmer. I also know another former Australian banker who just disappeared from his job and moved to Medellín and opened a hostel. Do...

+1London IBD Cultural Differentiators between GS/MS/JPM


edit for conciseness/to avoid excess confusion- How does the culture really differ between <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>/MS/<abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> in the London offices? All three seem quite opaque. Are they all much of the same...

+2RE Asset Management vs. Acquisitions


I've seen a few discussions on this topic already, but most are outdated. I'm curious in Real Estate, whether commercial or a large multi-family owner (EQ, GID, etc), which typically pays more between asset management and acquisitions, starting from the analyst going all the way to an...

+1What do you consultants do?


For you consultants what is your average day or week like? What do you do? Say what firm you're from because I imagine Mckinsey's work environment is different from a lower firms work environment.

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