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+40Guys, 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 than being frightened to...

+31Yeezy 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...

+22Investment Banking bad for your health?


I'm a bit of a health nut (workout 5x a week, track meals, etc..). Will working in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> affect that? Have the long hours cut into your exercise habits and/or eating habits? If so, how can one mitigate that? - A future banker...

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+29Nonlinear Career Tracks - Anyone on one?


This post is for the nonlinear career trotters - All the paper perfect ivys to <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or Consulting can skip this thread unless you have some value to provide. But to the nonlinear career trotters, curious what your trajectories have...

+1How would you find out how much debt is needed to fund this reorganization?


So I'm working with a foreign <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm, they opened a US subsidiary to acquire land in the Permian basin to eventually build a pipeline and perform some E&P. They currently operate through 2 separate subsidiaries, Sub A and Sub...

+1Need some Urgent Advice. Job offer Pending!!!


Hi there, I am a commerce graduate working in a back office role. I started as an intern in Fund Accounting and have been promoted to a senior in two years. I have been applying for other roles in the industry and recently got an offer from a investment consulting firm (say Aksia or...

+8Job Hopping Monkeys in Banking


I've been seeing lots of articles being written on millennials as job hoppers with writers praising and condemning frequent job changes. I consider myself to be on the aggressive side in regards to not putting up with a job that is not a good fit but would still stick it out for a year+...

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+6The future of capitalism and high finance jobs


In a stunning article makes the point through research that democracies and capitalism as a whole is losing out to the authoritarian governments. What do you think is the future of global...

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+2sell side vs. buy side process


While I understand that a buy-side transaction tends to have more valuation work and modeling (whereas a sell-side mandate has more 'qualitative' work - drafting <abbr title="confidential information memorandums">CIMs</abbr>, meeting with buyers, etc.) can anybody...

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+20How to deal with panic attacks in S&T/IBD?


I didn't realize I was stressed... I thought I was just tired till one day I hit the ground in full panic and haven't been the same since. I'm scared its going to happen again. Im young and fit, this shouldn't be happening to me, but it is. I need advice to get through these...

+2Residential real estate: Secondary marketing / capital markets growth opportunity? Exit?


I haven't seen any posts regarding secondary marketing and capital markets in residential real estate and wondered if there any people here in my line of work. I've been in secondary marketing / capital markets for the past couple of years at a small residential lending company....

+1Buy-side Fixed Income vs. Tier2 Management Consulting


Hi guys, I am wavering between my current job and an entry-level Tier2 management consulting <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> position in Asia. The reason I got the consulting position is I did not really see myself go the way down becoming a credit research analyst/PM...

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+1GMAT Score on Resume for on-cycle PE recruiting


I am an incoming <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> analyst at a top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> group looking to recruit on-cycle this fall. Currently have my SAT score (2350+) listed on my resume. I recently scored a 740...

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+32Here are the Target Undergraduate Schools in Canada


**EDIT**: Changed rankings to place Ivey in 1st place instead of UBC Sauder PMF as people I've talked to think it's unfair to compare the top 7 kids at Sauder to entire schools. And, to be fair, the top 7 kids at Ivey/QC place comparably to Sauder PMF kids and Sauder as an entire...

+6"You work too much!!!!"


Considering the hours of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> has a spouse, friend, family member ever told you this? How many hours were you putting in at the time? How do you respond to such a question?

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+1Accepted and signed conditional PE offer - when to resign from current job?


Hi All, When is an appropriate/acceptable time to resign from your current employer following accepting and signing for a new job offer? Before or after all the conditions in the offer letter have been met? What would be considereded "industry standard", i.e. what expectations would...

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+13AMA - FP&A Manager


I recently made the move from public accounting as a senior business valuation / audit associate to an FP&A Manager role at a public FinTech Company. <h4>Bit of background:</h4> <ul> <li>BA in Acct from non-target school</li> <li>MA in Acct same...

+2Cowen HC/Biotech thoughts?


Seems like Cowen’s HC and Biotech groups are killing it in deal flow. Anyone have any experience with them and have any thoughts on how they stack up against other groups in terms of deal flow/exit ops/culture?

+1Best way to to network if you don't have many alums from your school?


I am currently a rising junior from a non-target and don't have many alums to network with. I wanted to know the best way to network with people from reputable firms to get them on the phone? Additionally, I want to take a trip to New York after I have networked with several people so that...

+1Seeking advice on how to network with non-alum and industry professionals in Canada, ESP TORONTO


I am attending UBC Sauder and have been consistently trying to be optimistic about breaking into <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> career, intending to move to Toronto as soon as I'm done with school. I got into the AEO Program at IVEY but I was unsure of...

+1Will passing the EIA as a college student make me stand out to WM firms?


I am currently a sophomore at a semi-target school pursing WM. I know that the SIE exam can be taken without sponsorship from a bank, unlike the series 7 and 66 exams. From those I have talked to thus far who work in WM at <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> banks the...


Lloyd BIankfein

Deutsche Bank is [CUTTING 18,000 JOBS]( and exiting S&T. Is Deutsche Bank going to be the next BEAR STEARNS? Will they go belly up like a harpooned PLUS SIZE MODEL?

+15Failed Real Estate Acq Assoc Candidate Case Study


I recently sat for a second round interview for the role above with a very large US-based developer's London office. It was shortly followed by the recruiter "expediating the process" by sending me a case study that they have all of their hires do. I returned my product and...

+2Freshman, Second Internship: Business Analytics at healthcare business vs Investment Consulting


Dear, I'm a freshman studying at a non-target. I'm an international student from Korea, and pursuing finance industry, hopefully <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, or management...

+50AMA: Investment Banking Intern Season


It's that time of the year again... Intern Season <h4>My background</h4> Graduated from a semi-target. Networked my way into banking and was lucky enough to secure an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship my sophomore year. Returned for...

+1Financial Model Tutoring


I always considered my real strength in modeling to be dumbing down financial concepts and educating non-finance people how to understand the models they're looking at. Because of that I've been contemplating the idea of tutoring students aspiring for careers in finance but I'm...

+1What is a typical comp structure doing originations for a private debt fund?


The debt fund in particular does about $400MM per year in originations, roughly 65% residential and 35% commercial properties. Average loan size is $3-4MM. My background is 15+ years acquisitions/asset management for primarily institutional capital. Is there a typical formula for how...

+8Have any of you changed since doing finance or going to an Ivy League school?


Okay so I grew up pretty wealthy in the midwest. I used to be a person who treated everyone with respect and was not superficial by any means. However, when I got to college(a target ivy), I noticed a change when I started hanging out with students who were quote on quote, "fuck you...

+42nd Year MbA Recruiting


Hey guys, I currently go to a top 15 business school. I recruited for banking in the fall, but struck out(2 Superdays, 3 more first rounds). Is there any market for a second chance at recruiting ala consulting or am I finished? Your responses are greatly appreciated.

+1When do job markets tend to recover from recessions?


As a Gen Z, have 0 knowledge on job markets of the past. And after reading a lot of posts and comments here from 2010-2012 talking about the job market being shit then, I wondered how long it usually takes for the job market to recover to pre-recession levels. I know it's case dependent...

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+67Weirdest thing you have seen a Co- Worker obsessed with?


I knew this guy who was obsessed with Taylor Swift. He had 2 premium memberships to her fan club, always gets front row tickets, and I'm pretty sure he has the most Taylor stuff I have ever seen. Got any co-workers who are obsessed with something that's just weird or is their...

+1RCP Advisors Info


I've been looking into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> jobs at lower middle market firms, was wondering what the starting analyst salary is for firms such as RCP advisors and what the possible exits opps are?? Would it be better for long-term career to go to...


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Everyone is familiar with the classic P/E vs. <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/<abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> debate, but I think most people find it pretty straightforward. Most people...

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+1Which markets are better than others for investment sales?


For those of you in investment sales, which are the best markets to get into? Which are the worse? Is it true that net lease sales are a joke?

+2Project IRR & Hurdle Calculations


There is a project. We have some cashflows. We know how long it takes. We can find an <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr> for this project. This project has some performance incentives involved. If the <abbr title="internal rate of...

+3How do I break in? What are the realities? Low GPA, Non-Target.


Hi Monkeys I don't know if <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> is the right forum but I had to start somewhere. Long story short I'm wondering my prospects and some guidance. I used to live in New York as a kid so I want to move back. Academically...

+6Best Biotech Groups?


There was a thread posted on this a couple of years ago, but I wanted to see if there were any new insights about the top players in the HC biotech space. Doesn't really seem like <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> really specialize in this area, and the sector...

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+2Sleds for Women


What’s a good pair of sleds for women? I know there are some tiers below Gucci and Ferragamo for men like Jay Butler and was wondering if there were good brands for women.

+51The Banker's Guide to Watches

The Pharma Guy

Slow bank holiday night, so I figured I would go into this. After having followed watch brand for some years and having had countless conversation with fellow consultants and banking friends about why you don't spend your first bonus on a fucking mixed steel-gold submariner, I figured a...

+1Need Advice - Recruiting


As stated above, need advice. Current non-target, rising junior. Signed an <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> offer with one of the following (EVR/LAZ/MOE/PJT) for 2020. Got reached out to within the past week from a <abbr title="middle...

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+3I wanna learn how to model


Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I am just finishing up my freshman summer and I want to start to learn model. These skills could help me prove my commitment in an interview and will also be very valuable as a <abbr title="summer analyst...

+1Typical Deal Structures/Return Expectations for Ground Up Development?


Hello all, I just graduated and have started working at a small developer (operating approx 300 beds only in our local market) that focuses primarily on student housing/multifamily. As we look to new markets, I've been doing research on typical deal structures and LP expectations for...

+3Do most RE firms have compliance departments?


I'm asking because I used to work at a LifeCo that required us to preclear every single trade we made. It was massively annoying to do so because it was a whole process to do it. I now work in a development office that doesn't have a compliance department, so I'm able to freesling...

+19AMA: Big4 Consulting to Private Equity, now M7 MBA


<h4>About me</h4> <li>Top 20 Undergrad with GPA ~3.0 in Economics</li> <li>Big 4 Consulting ~2 years (Not an <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> diligence group, classic S&O)</li> <li><abbr...

+3Whats going on at Deutsche Bank, and how will incoming analysts be affected?

Curious DB Monkey

So... Incoming full-time analyst in the Equities group at <abbr title="Deutsche Bank">DB</abbr>. Didn't think this was going to happen when as a Sales and Trading Summer Analyst I accepted the full-time role as I didn't want to deal with recruitment again, but...

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+1Compounding Pref Question


I have to build a waterfall with monthly periods the goes Pref->ROC->Split->Split. Normally this would be pretty straight forward but the splits have "hurdles" that are "x percentage of total distributions" to GP type of things. Anyways my question is about the Pref...

+2Deciding between Hedge fund or PE if an elite business school is my end goal


I am currently a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> at a mega multi-manager <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> (think Millenium/P72/Citadel). Still uncertain about my long-term career plan, but I have been thinking of working in management...

+2ThinkPad or Macbook ?


Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I currently have a MacBook Pro with the shitty butterfly switch keyboard. However I have always been a “Mac Guy” I have an iPhone, air pods, iPad, and the MacBook pro. I am fully apart of the apple eco-system. This...

+1Landing in Private Equity from Big 4 Consulting... Say What?!

Member @VincentGambini shares his very unlikely path from a Big 4 Consulting position to a lucrative private equity fund. How he positioned himself at the Big 4 in order to be more attractive to PE firms, a key piece of advice to his younger self and how he got his big break. Want him to...

+1Anyone short or negative on Lions Gate LGF-A? Love to get your thoughts


Curious as to if anyone is bearish on Lions Gate, as the companies recent performance has been fairly poor and it doesn't appear that they're going to sell Starz any time soon unless the debt burden becomes to cumbersome and they have no choice but to flip it. I've done some...

+2Does the size of a boutique matter for an internship?


For <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internships before <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting in the summer after sophomore year does the size of a boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>...

+1Updating a recruiter?


Through on-campus and diversity events, I've met a few recruiters at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> and sent follow-up emails after these events. It's been about three months since these events and I haven't been very proactive about reaching out to...

+2Who was the smartest person you ever met?


How did you know? What made him or her standout compare to the rest of the pack. I guess what defines "smart" is a whole nother discussion.

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+4Give me your prediction on how the 2020 election will go down


Who do you think will come out of the Democrat primary? How does that person do against Trump? What will they campaign against each other with?



Hey everyone, Just a quick question. Do you all know of any free sites that you can find a company's fundamentals and also use as a stock screener? Thanks in advance.

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+12Best product to trade


What's the best product to trade out of the following - LNG, crude oil, light distillate, middle distillate?

+2Modeling Test?


I have a second round interview coming up for an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst position. All I know from the recruiter is that it will be an hour long technical interview with the associate and that it will involve testing my modeling skills and...

+20New NYC MF regulations


Owners/operators/multifamily funds, what are you guys hearing in your world? State assembly reached an agreement last night in Albany. The new regulations, expected to be signed in the law: * eliminate vacancy decontrol (ability to bring up to market-rate when tenant leaves) * limit Major...

+14Housing Prices Rise at a Cost: Fourth Straight Monthly Decline in Home Sales


CNBC released [an article]( describing the current state of the housing market: * Rising building materials costs, as well as shortages of land and labor, have left builders unable to bridge the...

+2Investment Grade Bonds analyst exit opps

Kill Switch

Hi Monkeys, I can't tell you guys how much I've learned from everyone. I wanted to reach out to see if anyone could prove some suggestion on my career path choice. My background is a postgraduate in <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr> and now receives one offer...

+1Does prestige make you feel happy?


Do all of you all who work at prestigious firms in your division (BB <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>, top <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr>, CO groups etc.) feel happy working in such firms? Do you wake up in the...

+16How Can WSO Get Better? Let Us Hear it! Overdue Site Suggestion Thread

So inspired by this [somewhat sobering thread](, I wanted to open up this new thread to let the community express any changes or suggestions to help make the experience better for you on WSO... while we are not...

+13Is retail like we know it dead?


Open to any and all. Any markets, any type of retail, any thoughts. TLDR: Where are the value opportunities you still see in today's current market climate and in the coming years? A few years ago I would have been pretty skeptical getting into the retail business. To be fair, I still...

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+2Escaping Competition in Your Career


The recent thread circulating re: "Why Do Overachievers Think That Finance Is The Sole Route To Success And Riches" prompted me to start a discussion on escaping competition in your career. I think posting this in the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>...

+1Insight on Houlihan Lokey - Consumer, Food & Retail - NYC


Have an upcoming interview with this group and was wondering if anyone had any insight into the CFR group in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> regarding deal flow, culture, exit opps and comp. Also, does anyone know if the group does their own modeling? This is for an...

+1Bankers Who Jumped to Enterprise Software Sales?


Curious if any ex-banking monkeys have moved out of banking for enterprise software sales in the past? If so, would love to hear more about your transition, how you made it happen, and where you started post jump? Inspired by:...

+1Deloitte Investment Banking FT Analyst


What exactly is this program? How much does it pay? What is the interview/recruiting process like? Is this real investment banking?

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+1Work from Home training najafgarh


Work from home can be a great deal for both employees as well as employers. Employers can get more staff to do their work and the employee can get their home comfort. When there is comfort zone in your work, the employees are able to work with more efficiency and contribute more to the production.

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