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+19Monkey to Millions - New Show & Podcast Coming - Free Mentorship + more [APPLICATIONS OPEN!]

**<A href="">UPDATE: APPLICATION FORM IS OPEN NOW!!!!</a>** Fellow <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Primates, I've been thinking of how we've been putting out a ton more AMAs + podcasts, etc...

+12Incoming Freshman - Best Clubs for Investment Banking/PE at UPenn


I'm an incoming freshman at Wharton so I guess I'm a bit early, but I really want to go into investment banking in the future. I was wondering if anyone knew about what clubs I should join during my time at Penn, or what clubs have produced students that have gone onto firms like...

+11Air travel SUUUUCKS


Is it just me, or has air travel gotten unbearably bad lately. I'm stuck on LGA tarmack as I write this. Landed over two hours ago. Trip was from <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> to Boston and both outbound and return flights delayed over an hour. LGA isn't...

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+3Intern Down - Advice needed for a new chimp


Hello Fellow Monkeys, I'm felling down an discourage after some dis-heartening news that I will not be returning to the bank I accepted an Internship this summer (with promise of full-time, which didn't come through). So I know reach out to you guys for some help and guidance...

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+2CFA Results Today - June 2019


I'm at work and honestly cannot focus knowing results will be available in 5 hours ( maybe later?). Thoughts? Which level did you pursue? Which material did you use to study? Background? Gin tonight?

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+2Best Postgraduate for breaking into trading


Hi Everyone, I hold a bachelor degree in International Business with a major in Finance and I am currently employed for one of the leading rating agency working in structured credit(2 years exp.). Now, since my real interest and passion lies in Trading and Capital Markets I decided to...

+2Acquisitions Analyst - MOB/Senior Housing


Hi Everyone - What are your thoughts on a REPE acquisitions analyst role specializing in medical office buildings OR senior housing? In your opinion, are these property types too niche? Do they have the potential to limit future exit ops to a firm specializing in traditional office or...

+1Testing apply from normal user


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+1Changing Offer Location - MBB


Is it possible to ask for office change upon getting an offer, will the company (i.e. MBB) be willing to negotiate it ?

+1Confidentiality On Resume - When Can You Provide Names?


I just finished up an internship a major ratings agency. I wrote a report on McDonald's that hasn't been published yet. Is it okay to put the company's name on my resume? if not, can I say something like "one of the world's largest fast-food companies"?

+1How to transition into IB with no prior work experience in finance - a prospective MBA student


Hi guys I am interested TO TRANSITION TO a career in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. ( I am applying to top 5 <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> schools in US and Europe. (INSEAD, <abbr title="London...

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+23Office Thieves


So a granola bar I hid behind my computer monitor is gone this morning. Does anyone have good stories about office food thieves? I have a good suspicion of who stole it. They will come by shortly to say hello like most days and hint that the cleaning staff stole something off of their...

+565Most Badass Intern Story?


I love the stories of interns crashing and burning, drinking too much, or doing something stupid as much as anyone else, but are there any tales from the opposite end of the spectrum? <em>Mod Note (Andy): One of the most viewed posts of 2017.</em>

+158Do you hate poor people?


As much as Donald Trump? In the last week we've seen proposed plans come out of the white house that: Gut medicaid and limit access to low cost private insurance Cut low income housing programs Cut low income food programs Cut after school and summer programs primarily attended by...

+1Testing the app


<p>Just testing the application. Please ignore it lalalalalalalallaallalalallalalalalalallalalalalallalalalal</p> Test test

+1Do we strip out investments in associates from EV if they are part of core operations?


The rationale for taking out investments in associates from <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr> is that <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr> captures "core operations", and associates do not capture that. What if a business has a...

+11Things to do in Hong Kong


Figured there are a lot of monkeys in Hong Kong so reaching out for ideas: this fall I'm visiting a friend in <abbr title="Hong Kong">HK</abbr>. For those who've been, what are some recommendations for things to do/see/places to eat/etc.? I'm a big fan of...

+1How to model LBO with no CFS or BS?


Hello, How would I short form <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> model a company with only the last three years of income statements by month?

+2Rent expense for retailers - cogs or SG&A?


Hi guys: For a retailer with physical stores, would you include “rent expensed ” of stores in cogs or Sg&a? Thank you!

+3Fresh ER Rankings for Kids Recruiting


Can anyone in the business give their opinion of sellside shops-if not ranks, maybe tiers? It seems to differ greatly from regular <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> rankings (e.g. Goldman doesn't place well in institutional investor rankings).

+1Unproductive Big 4 internship: Good for business school apps?


Background: Middle eastern, doing undergrad in the Netherlands. I intend to do a masters in a (hopefully) top business school in continental Europe or elsewhere. In realizing that I don’t do much in terms of ECs, I thought that a summer internship every year would suffice. So after...

+1Leverage Finance Interview - Any tips?


Hey guys, I got a Leverage Finance interview coming up soon and I would like to ask for some tips on how to best prepare and approach the interview. Currently I am preparing by doing the following: - Reading Chapters 4 and 5 in Rosenbaum & Pearl -...

+4Two listed companies have the exact same Financial Statements, yet the P/E Multiple of company A is 2x the P/E of B. Why?


I got this question in an internship interview recently. I listed a potential recent lawsuit, the general economic differences in each respective country and a recent earnings miss by the lower valued company as possible reasons. I personally think that these answers aren't bad, yet the...

+1What model can you make with only the income statement?


Hello, I was tasked with creating a model and was only given the income statement. Where should I start with this project? I don't think I have enough information for <abbr title="discounted cash flow">dcf</abbr>/short form <abbr title="leveraged...

+1DTL created in M&A + taxable income questions


Hi guys, When Bidder acquires Target company above book value, Target assets are adjusted to their Fair Value thanks to write-ups/downs. I understand that under Stock Purchase, DTLs are created as Tax accounting doesnt allow for these assets write-ups to be used to lower the taxable income....

+1Banking operations


<p>Just testing mobile operations, so ignore it allllllllllllllalalalalalalalalalaallalalalalalalallalalalalalalalalallalalalalallalalla</p>

+7Considering moving back to IB after 2yrs in MM PE


So I did the traditional 2yrs in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> to 2yrs in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> including 6 months working at a portco and now find myself looking for my next gig. A buddy of mine suggested hoping back into...

+1Waste of time applying for a top MSc Finance with low 2:1 (62%)?

Terry Tibbs

I've just graduated from a UK semi-target university with a Masters in Physics and have been planning on applying for some Finance Masters programs at top European business schools (LSE/HEC/etc) for the 2020 intake. Unfortunately, my grades were pretty bad and I graduated with a very low...

+97What's a Monkey's typical weekend plans?


How's it going you filthy Monkeys? As we talk about our professional life and career aspirations on a daily basis, I became a little curious. *What do you animals actually end up doing on the weekends?* Unfortunately I have to do the whole dinner and a movie routine with the old...

+11What kind of Youtube channels or videos do you watch?


Personally, I'm a big fan of sports channels so I always try to look for streams of Joe Rogan, Undisputed, First Take, etc. I also like watching channels who decide to make edits of the compilations of athletes careers or who condense the 4+ hour golf tournaments I want in less than 10-20...

+231You know you have "made it" when ______


What do you think? What is a sign that you have really succeeded in life? How high have you set the bar for making it? <em> #8 top discussion of 2018 </em>

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+3Winter Internship - 2020 Investment Banking Winter Analyst for Hong Kong / Singapore


The MS and <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> applications just closed. Has anyone heard back from them? Personally had MS Hirevue on 14th and <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr> testing on 12th.

+2Credit Risk analyst @MS


Hi fellow Monkeys, I’m having an interview for credit risk @MS. Any tips on how to prep? 2h long. Ta

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+66leaving IB, next steps...


I'm confused. I used to post on here a couple of years ago, most of what I posted was bullsh*t. The truth is I was in my final year at university, I'd just done an internship, wasn't sure how I felt about it as a prospective life, and I wanted to play banker on the internet to...

+1Capital One Leveraged Lending


Does anyone have any insight into Capital One's middle market leveraged lending platform? They seem to be fairly active in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> backed deals and am wondering what their reputation is in the industry. Would the experience at Capital One...

+1Credit Suisse Groups NYC IBD


I looked at past discussions and it seems like sponsors, <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr>, and lev fin are all solid but I was wondering about some of the others--like healthcare...

+1Any incoming sophomores interested in IB want to join a groupchat?


Basically I just plan on discussing things like upcoming recruiting timelines & events, discussion on interviews, etc. Basically a groupchat to help with recruiting and breaking in for undergrad class of 2022. Pm me to join! Thanks

+2Leveraging FT Offer


Hey guys, I received an <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer from a pretty respected bank in the industry. The offer expires in 3 weeks so I was wondering how to go about leveraging it to other firms. I...

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+1Growth Equity Positions out of Undergrad?


Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, What are some growth equity firms that recruit for analysts out of undergrad? Is the recruiting process for these roles mostly through cold-email rather than structured processes? I have had a past internship at a very small...

+4Ducera Partners Info


Does anyone have any info on Ducera partners? culture, hours, comp? Also, anyone have any insight into their interview process?

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+7Jefferies 2020 SA


Haven't seen a thread on Jefferies for summer 2020 so thought I'd start this to get the conversation going. Any info would be appreciated.



Hi guys, Anybody here knows anything about Coatue? I know it is one of the Tiger Cubs. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT"><abbr title="technology, media,...

+5RE Thesis 2019 - Any suggestions?


Hi everyone, I hope that you are fine. I'm writing to you because i need to do a master thesis during my end-of-studies internship. I'm actually doing it in a small shop in real estate private equity. I was considering to write on the following subject : "what are the...

+1Moving from small caps fund to other hedge funds


Being a junior I'm basically forced to take whatever investment management position I can take. Would doing something like small caps at the beginning prevent me from doing emerging markets equities / credit later?

+3Get reps/real deal intricacies?


Hi guys: A common phrase I’ve heard in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> is that one needs to “get reps”; even if one learns all the knowledge from modeling training /case study prep, one will still lack “real deal intricacies “. They are sound very...

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+43Planning a Wedding - What are Some Wedding/Honeymoon/Bachelor Party/Groomsman/Etc. Tips?


I'm getting married in 2020 and going through all of the planning with the fiancée. We have a venue and a general idea of where we want our honeymoon to be, but I generally don't know much about the little things - what do I get groomsmen, what am I expected to do, what am I...

+2Beginner learning for S&T


What would be the best way to learn about trading? Interested in <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> and want to get a good start.

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+2What is current bank VP salary range? VP 1-3


trying to hire a bank VP and my numbers are from 2016 so trying to get an current view of VP levels across the street

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+1Freshman Internship Advice?


Community college student transferring next fall. (UIUC or hopefully Northwestern, fingers crossed) Realizing I’m at *a bit* of a disadvantage for internships. All of the school’s postings are call center or similar, and no one seems to want to take a chance on me. I’ve sent cold/warm...

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+1Starwood property trust vs Starwood Capital Group


Literally what is the difference? And if I were to work full-time in the debt group out of UG at starwood property trust, will I trapped in a career in real estate for the rest of my career?

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+2How do you make a PowerPoint regarding a proposal? What is the structure to it?


I am designing a presentation on Proposal. Can anyone tell me the structure of the presentation. What topics I should cover in proposal presentation?

+26Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview


<em>Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #31 and was originally posted 6/28/2015.</em> <h3>Endowments & Foundations Part 1: A Basic Overview</h3> I think the most useful threads I’ve...

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+2Rothschild Email Format?


first.last at rothschild dot com doesn't work for me anymore. Tried all other variations but still wasn't able to send an email. Did they recently change their format?

+1Online Certifications


I am starting the process of applying for a million different asset management jobs and obviously want my resume to stick out. What are thoughts on online certifications (python, bloomberg, financial modeling, etc...) does it make a bigger difference?

+1Intro materials on Financial due diligence?


Hi guys: Have you come across any intro materials on how to run financial due diligence (quality of earning, taxes, etc) please? Thank you!

+1BAML Healthcare IB


Does anybody know of any deals <abbr title="Bank of America Merrill Lynch">BAML</abbr> has completed in the healthcare space? Or where one could find such information?

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+1Small fund turning into extremely toxic environment


Does anyone have any experience dealing with small funds that have turned into extreme toxic work environments? My current work place is one. If you read some of my older posts, you will know that I have been trying to leave my current employer, which is a small PM-run fund with only 2 analysts...

+1CapIQ number different from annual report?


Hi guys: I just pulled the CapIQ numbers for a company (it reports in IFRS), but the numbers from CapIQ are different from what’s in annual report. I already check the currency (they are in the same currency), what can be the reason for this please? Thank you

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+5Non-Target Undergrad to Non-Target Grad to Asset Management


Fellow Monkeys, I recently accepted an offer as a quantitative equity analyst for a large <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-asset-management-AM">Asset Management</a></span> firm. My story of getting there is probably a...

+1BAML M&A Palo Alto Group


Does anyone know anything about BAML's <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> Palo Alto Group? Asking as a potential analyst (currently in Middle Market M&A-SOPH) Interview questions, culture, deal-flow, exit ops... etc.



With the end of summer, offers have already or going to be handed out soon. So, how was the summer? Did you get the offer and if not what is your plan? If offers aren't out for your firm, what do you think the outcome will be?

+1No Offer, No Idea Why


Is as the title states. Finished up my internship at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> shop in one of the best regarded groups. Was told by an analyst that I had gotten the offer a couple days before the program wrapped up, and told by another a day later that all of...

+11Anyone here terrified of a recession?


The market seemed to be a little sketchy last week and even though this will probably blow over, I think we can all agree that at some point in the next few years we are going to see a big recession just considering the fact that we've had a 10 year bull market. I was pretty young in 2008...

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+6BEST Job You've Ever Had? What Made It Great


What was the BEST job you've ever had and WHAT made it great? Vacation days? Work life balance? Coworkers? The actual work? Your boss? The pay? The list can go on. We all value different things so at times it can be hard for employers to know which to honor to get the happiest...

+16Ask Me Anything: Recruiter from a Consulting Firm


<em>A stranger is being shown around a village that he has just become a part of. He is shown a well and his guide says: "On any day except Monday, you can shout any question down that well and you'll be told an answer". The man seems pretty impressed, and so he shouts down:...

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+1Consulting Internship Recruiting Season?


Hello all! I'm relatively new to the forum but have been reading and learning a lot from the other users. I'm a currently an incoming Junior at a non-target and looking to find more information on when I should start looking to apply for internships for the 2020 summer. As far as I...

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+2Real estate in a Big 4 for a future career


Hi all, I'm gonna soon start a gap year internship in Real Estate in a Big 4 in Europe and I wanted to know a few things. According to the offer, it will be <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr>, strategy consulting, fundraising and debt advisory, so...

+6Disappointed, but Not Surprised


Have you ever gotten through multiple interviews, great coffee chats, impeccable compliments on your demeanor, but STILL did not get the job? Have you ever worked at a job full of empty promise promotions, piling loads of work, and still did the job WELL, but still no offer? Share a time...

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+2Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Industry Group


Curious on the best <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>/EB'S and <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> shops for aerospace & defense and on the recruiting process for an analyst in an A&D group (should I expect <abbr...

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