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+16I work in event driven / arbitrage. Here are some career advice for you


It’s been a while since I’ve visited <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>. Yet in my early 20s, this was the place that I would often come to for information and guidance. In the spirit of giving back, I’ll share my story and a few nuggets of wisdom that I...

+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...

+7Free Access to the Video & Template Library - 200+ videos, templates, cases, models++

So as part of an effort to source more high-quality cases, templates, modeling tests, stock pitches, etc I wanted to open up an offer to the community to see what the response would be. Here is the deal. The <a...

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+2House in Upstate NY: talk me in or talk me out

Mostly Random Dude

This not really a RE finance question, but I am sure people here can opine. I am considering buying a "recreational property" in the Hudson Valley ( specifically the New Paltz area). The idea is to work from there during the extended summer and get out there on the weekends so my...



I bought three nice looking shirts at Express and the elbow areas ripped within 3 months. Where should i go to get some quality shirts?

+1With a decent trading method, things will be organized


In the case of the currency trading business, the process will be difficult for most of the newbies. All of the traders will get this kind of experience at the beginning of a career. And that is a legit fact of the Forex trading business. Even worse, most of the traders will be losing their...

Carlyle Group - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+1Where can buy women designer dresses online in Sweden?


Hello, all I want to buy top trending woman's fashion designer dresses online for my wife and my mother, sister also so please give me your feedback on woman's designer dresses. There are many online shopping websites are currently active in Sweden and offers very good quality...

Deloitte - Review - Transportation-
Deloitte - Salary & Bonus - Transportation-
+1How do the big consulting firms get paid for benefits saved/the value of the solution for their clients


Hello, Can anyone tell me how these big consulting firms get paid for the BENEFITS saved for their clients or the VALUE of the solution they provide? What I mean by that is I understand that consultants can get paid by the hour, the day or for a fixed duration for a number of different things...

HSBC - Review - Commercial Banking-
HSBC - Salary & Bonus - Commercial Banking-
+1Dubai Real Estate


Dubai Real estate, the one related to its gallant kings and forts being embedded in its history, is now realty and found a firm place on the UAE reality and investment map! Betterhomes established this in Dubai, UAE as an agency.

+1We have to See components utilized in Enzolast South Africa?


Enzolast in eire is extraordinarily famous in South Africa, Espana and some different countries in which it's miles accessible. This allows those grown-united states of americawho enjoy the ill results of low moxie or want to beautify their sexual lives. this is an all normal male...

+1What is the need of Zephrofel South Africa supplement?


Zephrofel if you have been unlucky sufficient to have wasted time and a small fortune on penis expansion products like pumps, free-weights and extenders or have ever considered them i am going to give an explanation for to you why those products all fail. Pumps, extenders and weights all attempt...

+1New Question - Minority Interest and Enterprise value


I understand that for <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>/<abbr title="earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization">EBITDA</abbr> to make sense, <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr> should include the...

Ernst & Young LLP - Salary & Bonus - Economic Consulting-
+3Cornell vs Northwestern for NYC IB/PE?


In terms of opportunities per student body, should I be choosing Cornell(Policy Analysis and Management major in College of Human Ecology) or Northwestern(CAS Econ with Kellogg Finane Certificate)? Cornell is $20K cheaper but there are more students to compete against and the quality of the...

+8AMA- Single Family Office


I have worked for two years for a Texas single family office. I also interned there in college. Ask me anything

+8Family Offices List


Does anyone have access to or know how I can obtain a list of Family Offices in the US?

+2Megafund Carry


What does carry look like at all levels at a megafund? It seems like most of the posts on here mention VP carry of 1-2% on smaller <$1B funds. I'm curious what percent of the carry you can expect from associate onwards at a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> in both...

+2Really Rare GPA Resume Question (Not generic)


So I transferred to a non-target the beginning of my junior year with a crap gpa, (2.9). Since then, I have made Dean's List every semester at this new school, bringing my cumulative gpa to an OK 3.2/4. This is where it gets weird: the school I transferred to has a gpa reset policy which...

Mercer - Review - Consulting-
Mercer - Salary & Bonus - Consulting-
+1Jefferies Inspiring Women for Finance Symposium


Has anyone heard back from Jefferies regarding to this program? Will the selected candidate receive interviews in the program?

+1Graduate Programme in Asset Management: Portfolio Management vs Research (London). Best for HF recruiting?

London Master student

Hello everybody, I am currently finishing my master at a semi-target uni in London. I am very happy to have just signed to join Allianz GI Investment Management graduate programme starting in October. My ambition is to learn as much as possible and work really hard at Allianz GI but I would want...

+1Where to move to as a finance expat - Singapore? Dubai? Canada?


Hey guys, Long-time lurker, looking for career/immigration advice as I’m not happy with the current job situation because: a) what I currently do does not move me any closer to my dream job; b) the lifestyle is very dissatisfying due to the job location **Background:** - Originally from...

0WSO DC Meet Up: Sat Mar 23rd, 1pm, Vapianos


Join the WSO DC group for drinks and socializing. Going forward these DC meetups will be held the third Saturday of the month, 1pm, at Vapianos. Join the new DC Telegram group to connect with other people attending: WHEN -Saturday, March 23rd,...

The Walt Disney Company - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)-
The Walt Disney Company - Salary & Bonus - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)-
+2Investor Database list


Moving out of the industry and selling database of limited partners ( family offices and inst. investors ). Selling and willing to send sections to show names. PM me or post email.

+6M7 IB Associate Full-Time Recruiting


Hi fellow monkeys, I'm headed for a non-H/S <abbr title="Top 7 MBA business schools">M7</abbr> <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> this summer and am trying to get a feel for recruiting, so I'll have a viable battle...

+38Failed to "Break In" at my MBA Program - Next Steps?


I'm currently a first year <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> student at a top finance <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program (Booth, Wharton, CBS, etc.) and was unsuccessful during the...

+1Difference between Acquisitions and Asset Management


I understand what the Acquisition Team of a real estate company does but what does the Asset Management Team do? What is the Asset Management Team responsible for?

Morgan Stanley - Review - Sales and Trading-
Morgan Stanley - Salary & Bonus - Sales and Trading-
+5Blackstone Future Diversity Leaders 2019


Anyone get an interview yet? We hear back from the program before February 15th, but I still haven't gotten an interview. Thanks!

0WSO Boston Meet Up: Thur 3/21, 630-830pm, Durty Nelly's


The next Boston meet up is coming up on Thur March 21st. These Boston meet ups are held monthly, the third Thursday of the month, 630-830pm, at Durty Nelly's. Join the new Boston Telegram group to connect with other people attending:...

0WSO Chicago Meet Up: Thur 3/21, 630-830pm, City Social


Join the Chicago WSO group for drinks and socializing. These Chicago meet ups are held monthly, the third Thursday of the month, 630-830pm. -Join the new Chicago Telegram group to connect with other people attending: WHEN: -Mar 21st, 630-830pm...

0WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thur 3/21, 7-10pm, 5th And Mad Bar


Join the WSO NYC group 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. Join the new NYC Telegram chat to connect with other people attending...

Bridge Bank - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)-
Wellington Management - Review - Sales and Trading-
Wellington Management - Salary & Bonus - Sales and Trading-
+1Deloitte S&O vs. Capgemini Consulting


Got offers from both firms for mid-level (Consultant) position. Which one to take when: - CC offers better total package (nicer car, higher net wage,..) - <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte offers...

+1Internship as a High School Senior or at least next steps?


I am a current High School Senior looking to get started in the finance world. In December I was admitted to The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance. Ever since I was admitted, I've just been sitting around on my ass and I can't help but...

0WSO London Meet Up: Thur Mar 21, 19:00, Vintry Pub


Join the London crew after work for drinks and socializing. Join the London Telegram group to connect with other people attending ABOUT -This are monthly social gatherings (third Thursday of each month at Vintry Pub) to meet fellow WSO members...

D.E. Shaw - Review - Generalist-
Ameriprise Financial - Review - Equity Research-
D.E. Shaw - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - Industrials-
+1Analyst, Credit Portfolio Management Interview Preparation


Hi Monkeys, I recently got an interview invitation for Analyst, Credit Portfolio Management position from Hudson Advisor. Although it is the first time that I get an interview from them, they ask me to go to their office for a 90 mins interview. I indeed don't know what kind of interview...

Ameriprise Financial - Salary & Bonus - Equity Research-
Goldman Sachs - Review - N/A-
+1Is Investment Banking worth it if you don't want to stay?


Do you think investment banking is worth it if you don't plan on staying as in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> or going towards the buy side? I know from <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, many jump over to the corporate side...

Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - N/A-
+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...

+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,...

Robert W. Baird & Co. - Interview - Investment Banking-
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.

Guggenheim Partners - Review - Oil & Gas-
Guggenheim Partners - Salary & Bonus - Oil & Gas-
+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?...

Fahrenheit 212 - Company-
Morgan Stanley - Review - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)-
+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>...

Morgan Stanley - Salary & Bonus - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)-
Cascadia Capital LLC - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions-
+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...

KPMG - Review - Audit-
+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,...

KPMG - Salary & Bonus - Audit-
+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...

Rosen Consulting Group - Interview - Research-
Rosen Consulting Group - Company-
+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...

HSBC - Interview - Sales and Trading-
Jefferies & Company - Review - Healthcare-
Houlihan Lokey - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions-
Jefferies & Company - Salary & Bonus - Healthcare-
+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...

New York Life - Review - Real Estate-
Deutsche Bank - Review - Global Markets-
+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...

New York Life - Salary & Bonus - Real Estate-
Deutsche Bank - Salary & Bonus - Global Markets-
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...

Blackstone Group - Review - Private Equity-
Blackstone Group - Salary & Bonus - Private Equity-
BDO USA LLP - Review - Generalist-