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General Dynamics Corporation - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
Cushman and Wakefield - Review - N/A-
Cushman and Wakefield - Salary & Bonus - N/A-
Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Investment Banking-
Wells Fargo and Company - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+229Never, ever, ever, give up.


I know it's a jungle out there guys. It's tough for people just graduating to find jobs, but it's even tougher for those in the work force and those with a non-target educational background to break into Finance (let alone work in a competitive sector). This story is a...

+1Manager Selection Role - Exit Opps


What are exit opportunities from a junior investment role that consists primarily of manager selection? Think <abbr title="fund of funds">FoF</abbr>/endowment kind of company For one, I can see how this role can be leveraged into an <abbr title="Masters in...

+6Preparing for interview process at Flow Traders


Got selected for a math test at Flow Traders. I get about 65/75 in 10 minutes @ TraderTest (custom, one operation). What are my chances? Has anyone else taken it?

0worth the internship?


Hey all, I go to UW's business school concentrating on finance. I'm a junior and looking to get into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> no prior experience in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I'm like 90% I got an...

Silicon Valley Bank - Interview - Commercial Banking-
FTI Consulting - Salary & Bonus - Energy-
Deutsche Bank - Salary & Bonus - Real Estate-
Susquehanna International Group - Review - Trading-
Susquehanna International Group - Salary & Bonus - Trading-
+3Making MD at a BB at a non-NYC office?


How likely is it to make MD out of a risk function that is not based in NYC? Specifically I’m thinking of Wilmington DE for <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> or SLC for <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>. I see associate roles pop up for risk...

Accenture - Review - Defense-
+1Working at a Distressed / Credit HF - What next?


Hi there, for those of you working at distressed & credit funds or have worked there, could you shed some light on what people do after (if) they leave their jobs? I know that most people just stay in the industry or even at their current firm, but I was wondering what other opportunities...

+14Moelis NY placements for this cycle (HF and PE)?


Hello everyone! I will be interning at Moelis <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> in Summer 2019 and was just curious how well Moelis analysts placed this cycle. Appreciate any information regarding this!

+10How do You Stop Yourself From Wasting Money?


Title says it all, how do you guys stop yourself from blowing through every penny you have? Given the long hours and perpetual stress inherent to finance I always find myself daydreaming of the "next big purchase" that I can make. Not that I'm swimming in debt or anything, but...

+8Harvard MDes - real estate


Does anyone here have any experience or thoughts on the Harvard real estate program? I know it is technically a Masters of Design degree, but it appears you can take courses in the business school, law school and at MIT which is interesting. Just wondering what the placement is like out of the...

+4Was Lehman Brothers a BB?


I was 9 when Lehman went under so a question to the older <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members - was Lehman considered a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> or <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> etc?

+1RJR Nabisco Excel Model


Anyone have an Excel file of an APV model for the RJR Nabisco case? Anything you can point me to will also help!

Accenture - Salary & Bonus - Defense-
Citigroup - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1DCM in LA


While I assume most <abbr title="debt capital markets">DCM</abbr> groups would be located in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> or the midwest, Is there significant <abbr title="debt capital markets">DCM</abbr> activity in LA? If...

Citigroup - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1 Appreciate your advices on career change from accounting to finance.


Hello, First thread here on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Appreciate your help, advices, tips, leads or anything on a career change from accounting to finance. Open to all in finance - corporate finance, <abbr title="private...

+2Monthly WSO Meet Ups Around the World: NYC, London, Toronto, Chicago, SF, HK, DC, Boston, LA, Houston


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> meet ups are being planned every month around the world. To ease in planning, these are held at the same day of the month, same time, same venue. We are still on the hunt for a venue in LA, if you have an idea shoot me a pm. Join...

+1BP Supply and Trading Internship Final Round Questions


Anyone able to offer some guidance on the technical interview questions for the BP trading internship?

+6How about that WSO redesign?


I think it looks fantastic. Rarely do I see a forum with such good, clear, and aesthetically pleasing colors and overall look and feel. Hot damn. One thing worries me a bit - where's the convenient "start discussion" button? I had to look for a bit to find one under my profile...

+5Buy-Side Comp Canada


Hi guys, Hoping to discuss buy-side comp in Canada, would be curious to hear everyone's opinions/personal experience. I spent a few years in retail banking prior to starting as a first year analyst at a boutique firm. My base was 75k + bonus with no set % target. Since, I have...

+3Breaking Into US Investment Banking as An International Student


Having received a lot of help and advice from <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> forums, I am very grateful for the people that shared their experience here and decided to share mine with you guys to help those that are currently going through the <abbr...

+23Any fans of Instagram Finance Memes? (Arbitrage Andy, Litquidity, NYFB)


Wanted to see if there were any other fans of these finance instagram accounts on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Absolutely hilarious posts on these accounts and there's a pretty dedicated community of 'FinMeme' accts on Instagram. Lmk if...

+72018 Full Time IM/ER Recruiting *DECISIONS* Timeline Megathread

Tam Wake

Noticed there were threads for <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> and wanted to make one for IM/<span class='keyword_link'><a...

+10Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Paddy’s Pub

Thoughts on RBG possibly stepping down before 2020? How ugly is the confirmation process and what will Democrats use as a smear tactic. This will be particularly interesting if Trump nominates Amy Comey Barrett. The Democrats will look horrible as the "party of women" if they have a...

Jefferies & Company - Review - Investment Banking-
Jefferies & Company - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
Cushman and Wakefield - Review - Real Estate-
Cushman and Wakefield - Salary & Bonus - Real Estate-
+1Somera Road


Does anyone have insights on culture, deal flow, or reputation of this team? Any input is appreciated.

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Lazard - Interview - Investment Banking-
+22018 Goldman Sachs IBD Hong Kong Summer Analyst Final Round (2017.11.25)


Hi guys anybody attended last Saturday's superday for <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> 2018 <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> SA? Heard it would be 6 offerees out...

+1What do the the MBA application essays of Top 6 Business schools in the world have in common?


Top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> programs have a rigorous selection process, demanding a lot from the students in terms of three key areas: work experience, academic performance, and extra-curricular skills. This is why <abbr...

+10Trailer Parks & Un-Sexy Investments


Would love to hear some experiences/stories on investing anything considered un-sexy. Think tailer parks, billboards, Section 8, tax liens, etc.

+1Preferred internship offer deadline before other internship's final interview (booked flight, hotel, etc)


As the title says, a job that I would prefer gave me a deadline to accept in advance of a final interview with a company that booked my flight, hotel, etc. Was wondering what the appropriate thing to do in this situation is, as I do not want to waste both me and the company's times, but...

McKinsey and Co - Review - Generalist-
McKinsey and Co - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+1How to figure out exit opps using LinkedIn?


Hi all, hoping to look into exit opps for some firms and have seen a ton of people talk about doing LinkedIn searches to do so. What's the best way to do this? I've been trying to filter it as "Past Company" and using the location but doesn't seem to work well. Any tips?...

+1Real Estate Portfolio Management Questions

Ricky Sargulesh

for all these questions I am particularly interested in multifamily: 1) Could any RE PMs opine on their day to day work and what are the most important aspects of being a good PM? 2) Any textbooks or other reading material suggestions for learning more about RE PM? 3) Any suggestions...

Barclays Capital - Review - Investment Banking-
Barclays Capital - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
The Vanguard Group - Review - Operations-
The Vanguard Group - Salary & Bonus - Operations-
+1MUFG Summer analyst phone interview


Just got invited to MUFG Markets phone interview due in a couple of days. They said it will involve CV, motivational and technical questions. I am worried about the technicals since this is the first phone interview I go through for markets <abbr title="summer analyst...

+5MUFG (Mitsubishi Financial) SA 2019


I heard the MUFG super day was on September 27th. Has anyone heard back with any offers or any updates?

+3IB Necessary?


All of the following is assuming that I want to take the <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> route long term. Is it helpful to take the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>...

HIMCO - Review - Investment Research-
HIMCO - Salary & Bonus - Alternative Investments-
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HIMCO - Salary & Bonus - Alternative Investments-
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland - Salary & Bonus - Sales and Trading-
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
Accenture - Review - Government - Federal-
+1Career switch from property developer to ___?


Hi all, I'm looking for some career advice. To introduce myself, I'm a Management Trainee (MT) in a property developer 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 Residential Sales and Leasing on...

+1Further understands of Capital Asset Pricing Model

Kevin ZH

We used <abbr title="capital asset pricing model">CAPM</abbr> to determine a theoretically appropriate required rate of return of a stock A. If the E(Ri) from <abbr title="capital asset pricing model">CAPM</abbr> is 10%. In the real market, E(R) =...

+2What to say in scheduled networking conversations


Hi I've scheduled a bunch of calls this week to network for the 2020 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> season. In the past I've exclusively networked with alumni, however being a nontarget there are very few alumni in <abbr title="New...

+5Barclay's IBD SA 2019 Hirevue


Did anyone get/done the Barclays summer 2019 <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> hirevue? I have heard it is extremely hard and there are a lot of market conceptual questions. If anyone has any insight that would be much appreciated.

Cushman and Wakefield - Review - Real Estate-
+12019 Top AM


Does anybody know which are the top Asset Managers as of 2019? Like in terms of prestige, pay, competition, and career prospects? Thks :)

Cushman and Wakefield - Salary & Bonus - Real Estate-
+33-4 Unit Rental Properties Under Trump Tax Plan

Pokemon Master

Is there anyway you can take out a residential mortgage for a business that owns 3-4 unit rental properties? If not, it seems like buying 3-4 unit rental properties no longer makes as much sense with the new tax code. You either need to choose between being a business that can write off interest...

UBS AG - Review - Fixed Income-
+1Le monde & Kretinski deal


Hello guys, Any idea who advised Kretinski on the acquisition of a minority stake in Le Monde? There seems to be something secretive about that deal. Can't find any on MergerMarket Thanks, Ahmed

+1Rothschild NY Rx vs Evercore Rx vs Lazard Rx?


Recently got a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position in Rothschild in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. Most likely will place into Rx. Since their co heads just left, was wondering if it is still good? If I’m looking at distressed...

UBS AG - Salary & Bonus - Fixed Income-
American International Group - Salary & Bonus - Risk Management-
+6Invest in Skills or Save Money?


Hey everyone, I need some insight and input on how to think about investing in myself vs my savings. I hit 25 this month and there's a TON I want to get better at: proper workout form, sustainable nutrition, public speaking, body language, etc. I also want to start a business of my own...

+1Undergraduate Sophomore - IB Resume Review Request


Hi all, I am a sophomore at a non-target and I would appreciate any advice on my resume. I'm hoping to make it into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and will begin applying for 2020 summer analyst roles over the next few months. Thanks so much in...

+2Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM, ULI, etc)


Hey everyone, I'm a rising college senior who just finished up a summer internship working at a REPE. I'd like to continue working toward a career in real estate so I was wondering if anyone had any insight on solid RE modeling classes. My mentor recommended a certificate at the...

Credit Suisse - Company - Investment Banking-
Goldman Sachs - Review - Prime Brokerage-
+1MetLife Middle Market Private Capital Opportunity


Was recently contacted by a recruiter for an associate role in the Middle Market Private Capital team at MetLife. Seems like a unique opportunity in a origination / underwriting type of role. Has anyone talked to people on this team before in regards to the type of work they do, salary, hours,...

+1Sub $100 VC / Growth Equity Research


Hi all, ISO of data or a research report on hurdle rates for micro-cap <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> / <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> funds within the US. Would love any recommendations or links. Felt like I've looked...

+1Energy to TMT?


I’ll be with a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr> in Houston this summer covering energy. Plan to recruit full time mainly due to location issues as well as industry interests. Mainly interested...

Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Prime Brokerage-
+1Where to look next?


I graduated in 2017 with a masters in engineering in the UK. Got a commercial role in O&G but want to switch to <abbr title="investment banking division">IBD</abbr>. Only really realised this once I had begun working so don't have any relevant internships. Last...

+2Can I apply to IB in both New York and London from the UK?


Is it possible to apply to both <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and London having lived and been educated in the UK? My ultimate goal is to live and work in the US. Has anyone done it? Will a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> sponsor me...

+2Shareholder Advisory & Activism Defense


Future exit opps from activism defense at a top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (GS/<abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr>/MS)? Interested in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> down the road, and don't know much about...

Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Interview - Equity Research-
+3TwinBrook Capital Partners - Any Details?


Any details on TwinBrook Capital Partners? There website is obviously helpful. Not sure if anyone on here works for them and can provide details on; (i) work/life balance, (ii) compensation, and (iii) overall thoughts on the firm? Seems to be a very active player in the leverage lending space...

+1Advice - no name boutique


Hi all, I would appreciate a bit of advice. I’m currently working in a no name boutique (team of 10) on transactions between £10m and £150m. I'm very much enjoying where I am, and enjoying the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> world but my...

+3Non-travel Consulting firms?


Anybody know of any Management Consulting firms (or groups) that don't have a weekly travel model? Would love to be in Consulting, but cannot convince myself to do the Monday - Thursday weekly trip living out of a suitcase.

+1JPMorgan Winning Women Superday


Hi guys, I attended JPMorgan PhD and Masters Winning Women (Quantitative Analyst, Data Science and Machine Learning) Superday on December 14th. A recruiter told us on that date that we would be given the result right early next week while I didn't get any notification. In the...

JPMorgan Chase - Review - Risk-
JPMorgan Chase - Salary & Bonus - Risk-
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+1CU (Leeds) vs DU (Daniels) Part-Time MBA


Currently in an "Internal Consulting" role at a F500 Financial Services firm (think Fidelity, TIAA, Transamerica). My employer is willing to foot half of my <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> bill as long as I go part-time. I want to...

+1Why FCFF = unlevered free cash flow?

Kevin ZH

levered beta contains the risk related to equity holder and debt holder Similarly, FCFF is the one considering both equity and debt. But why: FCFE = levered free cash flow. FCFF = unlevered free cash flow. Seems contradictory.