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Citigroup - Review - Equity Research
+1How to prepare myself for upcoming PWM internship???I will try to keep this short. I come from a non-target school, 3.3GPA, but investment is all my passion, and I have been investing (equity, options, and recently commodity futures) since middle school (Chinese market and then changed to US market when immigrated). like everyone else, I was looking ...1
Citigroup - Salary & Bonus - Equity Research
Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc - Review - Investment Banking
Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
+1Comment peut-il fonctionner?Xpert Konjac : Cette équation peut aider à expulser le poison du corps. En outre, cela peut aider à diminuer la ghréline responsable de l’état de manque. Cela peut également aider à augmenter la satiété.Ce complément alimentaire est dû au rééquilibrage de la routine alimentaire de man...1
+1Hyaluro Lift : avis des testeurs Tout d'abord, il est très critical de savoir que Hyaluro Lift en France sera seulement disponible sur le site officiel de la marque. C'est le seul moyen pour vous de leader le soin sans craindre de perils pour votre peau, de cette manière, vous assurez l'authenticité de la crème. Vous aurez donc...1
+2Anyone from St.Gallen?I am getting mixed signals about applying there and would love to speak with people that either went there for their Masters in Finance or anyone that even considered it. I've looked at other sites as well but too much information in this case can only be beneficial I feel. I know Europe passed som...22
+54Does your family despise you?With the holidays approaching, I'm curious how you all deal with the awkward family gatherings. More specifically, does anyone else feel despised by their own family now in regards to their career choice? Personally, I have a VERY blue collar family. My immediate family consists of welders, produ...84
+46BAML 2019 SA Megathread Hey! I haven't seen a megathread for BAML 2019 SA yet, so here it is. BAML applications open July 1st. Post here if you have any updates! ...484
+1My 2018 Series 7 experienceI took and passed the FINRA Series 7 exam this morning 6-1-2018 and used Kaplan exclusively to prepare. I studied for 4 weeks and sat in on their live class for the full 4 days, leaving myself a week to do practice tests until I was blue in the face. Having very little knowledge of the subject matte...5
+5Non-H/S/W worth it?I did IBD and work on the buyside in equity AM. I'm thinking about MBA and am applying to a handful of schools: H/S/W, UChicago and something else. I know quite a few people with similar backgrounds that only apply for H/S/W and are no-go with anything else. Assuming H/S/W doesn't work out, how do ...12
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Morgan Stanley - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)
Federated Investors - Review - Generalist
Citigroup - Interview - Investment Banking
Federated Investors - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
Morgan Stanley - Salary & Bonus - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)
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0WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thur 11/15, 7-10pm, 5th and Mad Bar Join us at after work for drinks and socializing. Going forward these NYC meet ups will be held the third Thursday of the month, 7pm, at 5th and Mad Bar. WHEN -Thursday Nov 15th, 7-10pm THE VENUE -5th and Mad Bar in Manhattan, 7 E 36th St - HOW TO FIND THE GROUP ...0
+22Work Hard and Achieve Big Things: A Short Success StoryHello fellow monkies, Today, I wanted to share a success story. Unfortunately, this success story is not my own, but instead, my college roommate. Hopefully soon, I will be sharing my own. ###The Background: My college roommate has a ~4.0 GPA. He spends every day, morning to night, in the l...9
+1any MF that doesn't kick out associates after two years? I've done some research on LinkedIn and realized that most MF will kick you out after your 2 years as an associate. They want you to go to business school then either rehire you or you lateral/startup/HF/leave finance. I want to stay in PE in the long run but don't want to do business school. Is the...5
EY - Review - Analytics
+1Stifel-KBW vs. Antares Lev lendingRecently received an offer from Stifel Investment Banking generalist program (St. Louis) and also from Antares Capital (Chicago) in leveraged lending. Heard deal flow at Antares is really impressive with great industry exposure. Wanted opinions on what internship to go for?...3
EY - Salary & Bonus - Analytics
+2Incoming Freshman to do I make it?Hello. I will be a freshman at UCLA majoring in economics this upcoming fall. I want to work in IB in the future. What steps can I take to get me closer to my ultimate goal of having a job in the field? I know this is rather broad but I'm just looking for any tips/nuggets of advice I can take int...13
+12019 UBS GTP GWM Client Advisor Hong Kong SuperdayHi everyone - I went through UBS' superday for its GTP GWM HK Client Advisor role at the end of October in New York and am waiting to hear back. Has anyone else heard back from that round of interview yet?...1
+9Showcasing Modelling AbilitiesHow do you guys go about showing of your modelling capabilities, to potential employers, without sending them an actual model you have constructed? I'm looking at approaching companies that are not specifically recruiting right now but I'd like them to see first-hand what I can do on a specific a...33
Santander Consumer - Interview - Generalist
+1Morgan Stanley Global Capital Market 2ed Round InterviewHi, my fellows! I just get the Morgan Stanley Global Capital Market 2ed Round Phone Interview invitation in Asia. First round is more about the behavioral questions and fit questions. But I really have no idea about the 2ed round interview, is it more technical one? Is it like the IBD or S&T, that's...10
+1Transitioning into an equity side asset management positionMy background... i was previously a multifamily valuations analyst for an equity shop, i am currently an multifamily debt underwriting analyst. I am interested in and am looking to to switch over to and asset management analyst/associate role on the equity side. im in nyc but during my job search im...1
+3Best B-School for Dallas?2 years FIG IB at a bulge bracket + 1 year in a hybrid role doing mostly corp dev with some public and private equity investments (~10-25% of the job; focused only on insurance space). Looking at CFA and/or an MBA. For funds and AM in Dallas, where do they recruit from? Still primarily M7 or do r...12
+1Is the stock market rigged?Do you think the investment process is broken for the average joe investor? Can one theoretically study and become a profitable trader or is it all a facade and you have to be on the inside to make it long term?...1
Antares Capital Corporation - Salary & Bonus - Distressed Debt and/or High Yield
+1Is it worth picking a school I don't like for IB Opportunities??Hi, So I live outside of Philly and if I go in-state I won't have any loans. I loved Pitt but I know that Pitt is a non-target. Penn State could be considered a semi-target and it is in-state so I could graduate without loans. However, when I visited I really did not like the place, seemed like the...2
+3Do I have a shot at any top schools?28 M Graduated with a degree from a small non-target called Colorado Mesa University. Majored in Exercise Science with a Minor in Business Administration. Cumulative GPA: 3.7 GMAT: 700 Work Experience - 1) Teach for America. One year post grad where I volunteered, traveled, taught English, and r...7
+1PwC Mgmt Consulting vs. Goldman Sachs PWM??Considering both PwC Mgmt Consulting (NYC) and GS PWM (Chicago) for summer internship in 2019. Anyone have any opinions, thoughts, insights into these roles? Interested to know anything about: -exit opps -pay -hours/lifestyle -firm/position prestige -any firsthand experience...5
The Vanguard Group - Review - Private Wealth Management
+1What are my chances of a top MBA program?Hi, I am from Australia and studied a bachelor of Law (honours) and a Bachelor of Arts dual degree at Monash University. I have a 3.0gpa for the dual degree. During my undergraduate, I studied abroad at Oxford University, London School of Economics and at a University in Asia. I also have a maste...5
+1Recluses of finance?Are there any famous (paradoxical) recluses in the history of finance? The only one that I can think of is Howard Hughes but he seems to have been more of a general businessman than a financier. I read [this article about David Abrams](
+2Attainable Programs USA/AbroadAs a backup, I'm looking to apply to a few MBA programs but unsure of my potential candidacy. I went to a top 20 US school with a double major Finance/International Relations but only with a 2.9GPA. 6 years of experience by the time of enrollment - 1.5 years at The World Bank, 2.5 years at a lon...8
The Vanguard Group - Salary & Bonus - Private Wealth Management
HSBC - Interview - Investment Banking
+9How do "day-trading gurus" like Ricky Gutierrez make their money?If you haven't heard about this guy (I didn't until recently-saw a youtube ad of his), he's this 22 year old guy with a youtube channel where he basically discusses his day to day trades and gives advice on positions to people. I saw a few of his videos out of curiosity, and its pretty clear he's a ...39
+1FT partners san francisco phone interview ?have a first round phone interview with financial technology partners SanFran office. Is first round phone mostly technical or behavioural ? anybody has any insights? thanks!...4
Pacific Investment Management Company PIMCO - Review - Global Data
+3Post-MBA Restructuring RecruitingDoes Columbia Business School place well into post-MBA IB restructuring roles? I will have spent two years in O&G IB, two years in O&G PE, and will be matriculating at CBS in the fall of 2019 (Class of 2021). Appreciate the color. CBS's employment report doesn't break out different IB roles that its...17
Pacific Investment Management Company PIMCO - Salary & Bonus - Global Data
+3Lazard Buyside Equity Research - Exit Opps: IB, PE, HF?With a Buyside Equity Research role, what are the chances of breaking into the following jobs right out of undergrad: a. Hedge Fund? b. Private Equity? c. Investment Banking? ...6
Silicon Valley Bank - Interview - Risk Management
JP Morgan Securities - Review - Asset Management
JP Morgan Securities - Salary & Bonus - Asset Management
PJT Partners - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
+2College SophomoreHey guys, Two quick questions. 1. Once I finish undergrad, should I wait a couple of years to do my MBA or should I do it right away. Have heard a lot of different opinions on this matter and not sure which route I should take. 2. If I were to take the series 7 test, would I have to take...7
Lazard - Interview - Equity Research
CBRE - Salary & Bonus - Commercial
IMC Financial Markets - Salary & Bonus - Prop Trading
+4Here's how they made it to front office up in CanadaGiven the fact that I come from extreme non-target up in Canada I decided to start networking and getting to know the finance community proactively. I met plenty of people in all types of roles and industries imaginable. By using LinkedIn and personal conversations to find out more about their early...3
+2CRE Stepping StonesLooking to get some insight into a potential strategies for a career path in CRE. I'll start with the end goal first: Start my own shop and own/acquire a portfolio of CRE across asset classes. Nothing more specific at this point but bottom line is I eventually want to run my own show. I'm curr...4
Morgan Stanley - Interview - Real Estate
+1PNC Capital Markets Summer Analyst or JP Morgan Chase Global Finance & Business Management Summer AnalystHi all, I have an offer from PNC Capital Markets with their Asset & Liability Management team in Pittsburgh, PA. The full-time analyst program for PNC capital markets is a 3-year program and I was told that after my internship I would have the chance to go into another area of capital markets if ...5
+2Should you go get Pre Experience MBAShould you get a pre experience MBA straight out of undergrad to get a head start? or should you grind your way in straight out of undergrad....4
IBM - Review - Generalist
+5HBX CORe vs Smoking GMAT QuantHey all, I'm planning to apply to MBA programs in the 10-25 range next years. My undergrad GPA was 3.0, so i'm considering taking HBX CORe. How do AdComs view HBX CORe? Has anyone taken it and applied to MBA programs? Would a strong GMAT quant score counterbalance it out just as much? My concern wit...8
CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - Salary & Bonus - Healthcare
IBM - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+1Econ Consulting v. Boutique MCHi all, I'm currently deciding between a top economic consulting firm (Cornerstone, AG, NERA, etc.) and a boutique (Navigant, FTI, etc.) with entry-level full-time offers within their healthcare groups. Any thoughts on flexibility of exit opps and future MBA placement, skill development and overa...3
+4Clearing the air with a women from work?There is a very hot, beautiful women at work who I have known for a couple of months. She has a bf. Due to the dynamics of our work relationship I have never seen her as potential dating material. Our relationship at work has always been strictly platonic. However a couple of weeks ago she has st...3
+6Would you work for a short-only fund?Let’s say you’re fresh out of college, have an offer in hand for a short-only hedge fund that takes a very activist approach to their investments. In other words, they’re finding companies that are mismanaged, fraudulent, and/or unsustainable, and aggressively publicizing their thesis. Ass...29
+1Selling Series 7 & 63 books (Knopman Marks & STC) for $40If you are in Manhattan, let me know if interested. Otherwise, I plan to toss them to the streets with much love. ...1
The Riverside Company - Interview - N/A
Goldman Sachs - Review - Investment Banking
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
+1What should I go for? Hi all, I come from a non-target school in Italy (top 10 public schools), where I got my Master's degree in Corporate finance, and I am currently working in the Corporate Finance division of a Big-4. Prior than that, I have worked at GE as an intern for less than a year. My dream would be landin...2
Accenture - Review - Industrials
+1Scholarships for High GMAT ScorersBecause GMAT scores are given considerable weight in MBA programs ranking lists such as US News, some universities are trying to boost their ranking by luring in students with high GMAT scores. So much so that the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah explicitly mentions on it...1
Accenture - Salary & Bonus - Industrials
+2Wharton Interview aka TBDAnyone have experience with Wharton interviews post 2012 (aka team based discussions)? Any advice would be appreciated....1
+1DBRS - NYC Culture, Experience?I'm inquiring of opinions on DBRS, the credit rating agency. Any insight into the company culture, experiences, feedback specifically for junior level analysts. Thank you!...1
+1Lateral after 1 yearHere's the situation that I'm in. I have accepted a offer to start at a BB (JPM / BAML / Citi) in wholesale credit in a regional office (ATL / LA ), however I want to lateral into a coverage team or lev fin team. Do you guys think there's a chance after one year?...2
Oppenheimer - Review - Compliance
+2Off-Cycle IB 2019 LondonHi, I started this forum because I couldn't find anything on off-cycles for IBD (also open to other divisions, to be honest) 2019 in London. Can anyone share with me their progress on these? I'm completing tests and videos but have not heard back from any firm (I'm on Tier 4 that expires soon so...2
Oppenheimer - Salary & Bonus - Compliance
Deloitte - Salary & Bonus - Technology Consulting
+1Technological Evolution in Business & Finance and the FutureConsidering all the buzz surrounding technology lately and its developments, specifically since the start of this century is exciting on multiple levels. Advancements in tech continue to impact the global economy and the way we do business and the impact, I might add, has been increasing exponential...1
+481Dumbest thing you've said in an interviewCurious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of *"I see wrestling...270
+1Is the list of corporate bondholders publicly available information?Is a list of corporate bondholders for a specific company publicly available information? If so, where might I find this? Thanks in advance....1
Ameriprise Financial - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+1Sure Tier 2 MBA vs. Uncertain Tier 1 MBAHi everyone, I am currently in the process of applying for MBA programs. I did an international exchange program where I first studied in Europe before going to the US, and ended up graduating with degrees from both universities. I was top ~10% at my European university and valedictorian at the U...2
+1Does anyone know when Canadian Banks bonus?Does anyone know when Canadian banks (specifically the Big 5) give their Analyst bonuses? I've heard RBC and BMO are in December, but would be good to confirm. Thanks in advance....1
+2Investment Thesis, submitted this to a PMHi WSO, I've recently been in talks with an Asset Manager who has brought me in numerous times to help me get a better idea of what the day-to-day is like. I reached out to a school alumni that works there (Portfolio Manager) and have written him a few research reports. I wanted to get some opini...9
+4anybody knows anything about PSP investments in Montreal ?just got an interview from PSP investments in Montreal for their Direct Private Equity team. This is for an internship. Anybody here can share any info on the interview process / tips ? Thanks a lot! ...13
+6AMA: Big 4 Audit --> Advisory --> Top 15 MBAStarting an AMA thread for any Big4 Auditors or Advisory folks looking to transition to an top MBA. I leaned heavily on WSO to complete the journey up to this point, and want to give back to those currently mired in the Big 4 grind. I cannot thank WSO enough for giving me the knowledge and confidenc...17
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
Citigroup - Salary & Bonus - Sales and Trading
HZ Value Capital LtdVery small private investment partnership. A few business associates allocating their own capital. ...
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Generalist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+1LONG-TERM CAREER IN CIB FINANCE: CIMA vs ACA vs ACCA (London based)Hi all! I´ve been reading the forum for a while, but today I have finally decided to jump into this pool of knowledge. The question is mainly what the title says. I have to choose one as a requirement for the grad scheme I’m in and I was wondering which one would represent a better potential ...1