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+1Mezz/Pref Equity CRE Lender VS Boutique M&A shop Hello friends! I recently graduated college without a CRE background, and strangely found myself with offers with groups ($3-5B AUM) focused on preferred equity, bridge, and mezz CRE. They also have arms that deal with acquisitions and AM, although I would be on the lending / equity side. I w...RE3
+202017 Investment Banking Report: 8 Key Trends to KnowWall Street Oasis (WSO) released a detailed 2017 Investment Banking Report that includes data on compensation, the interview process, employee satisfaction, and more. All statistics featured in the reports are based solely on paid user submissions to the WSO Company Database during 2015, ...IB9
0Company Interview: Susquehanna International GroupHF
0Blackmores LimitedConsumer healthcare company in Australia and Asia....
0Company Review: Point72HF
0Company Compensation: Point72HF
+10Sick of being Beta Studied my entire k-12 without even thinking of getting pussy because I was a 5'10" 100 lb Asian nerd. Enter lower tier Ivy League school (think, Dartmouth) and actually start hitting the gym and weights thanks to my friends. Go to 160lb and become actually good looking and social. Had a nymphomani...OFF112
0Company Review: Société GénéraleIB
0Company Compensation: Société GénéraleIB
+1Marlin Equity: rep, performance and interview processDoes anyone know anything about Marlin Equity Partners? They're a PE in LA and I'd like to know what their rep is like, performance and what the interview process is like? Thanks!...PE21
0Manager, Tax TechnologyLocated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the Manager of Tax Technology will report to the Vice President of Tax. S/he is responsible for developing and implementing the Tax Department’s technology strategy for all tax types and functional areas within the department and establishing internal contro...
0Business Development Associate (2-5 years experience) - Commonfund Business Development GroupBased in our San Francisco, California Office, the Business Development Associate will be responsible for working with a team of institutional sales professionals to develop a sales territory by proactively cultivating and maintaining relationships with clients and prospects through active marketing...
0Analyst, Equities - Business Strategy & ManagementAnalyst, Equities - Business Strategy & Management...
0Compliance ManagerWhat we need:   The Compliance Manager of Cetera Financial Specialists (CFS) will be responsible for managing the compliance teams responsible for implementation of the firm’s compliance program. Cetera Financial Specialists has approximately 1,200 independent financial advisors.  Th...
0AVP, Real Estate Risk Management (AVP-Investment Risk Associate)About the Company   Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and alternatives.  Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment pr...
0Manager/Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Company Description: Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $30...
0BOOKKEEPER We are seeking qualified full time bookkeepers for our midtown New York City office. Responsibilities include but not limited to:  write up of client accounts, managing payables, posting monthly journal entries, depreciation and after-the fact payroll for four entities, responding to client ema...
0Investment AnalystOsborne Partners Capital Management is looking for a talented and seasoned Investment Analyst to join our experienced team.   We are seeking a candidate with a proven track record of researching and presenting successful investment ideas.  This position is located in our San Francisco offi...
0GSO - Portfolio Management, Analyst (35)Portfolio Manager Analyst – GSO   Employer:                               Blackstone   Firm Overview:     &n...
0Venture Capital, Partner (Healthcare & AI)Multi-strategy family office with over $3billion AUM is searching for a Managing Partner to lead its inaugural venture capital fund.   The fund is being launched by an entrepreneurial family, and pioneers of the online game and digital publishing industries.     The successful candida...
0Veterans Transition Assistance Program 2018 Summer Internship - ChicagoHonoring the Guggenheim Partners legacy, and in coordination with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Veterans Initiative Advisory Committee, Guggenheim has established the Veterans Transition Assistance Program (VTAP) internship as an opportunity to provide transitioning veterans (Veteran...
0Risk & Portfolio AnalystRisk & Portfolio AnalystThe individual will contribute to the development of an effective and efficient risk monitoring andreporting infrastructure, including reconciling, gathering and analyzing data, conducting analysis,preparing reports, developing recommendations and exercising judgment. &nb...
0FinTech Ventures AssociateA Career with Point72’s Ventures Team:Point72 Ventures is an early-stage venture capital group funded exclusively by Steve Cohen.  We invest in entrepreneurs who are transforming the global financial services industry through advanced technologies, and leverage our world class network acr...
0Assistant Controller - REITOur client is a privately-held registered investment advisor established to focus on investing and managing investments in commercial real estate debt. They are seeking a dynamic individual with a strong foundational understanding of real estate accounting and finance.Responsibilities-Assist in all ...
0I need opinions on Big 4, its exit opportunities, and etc. Please help?So my university and big 4 firms in general act like working in audit at a Big 4 is so prestigious, so I bought into it... BW also ranked Big 4 as having top internship programs, best places to start your career, and etc, so I was even more convinced. I always wanted to work Big 4 couple years...JOB42
+1MS Finance/MSFE recommendation neededCan you recommend some target schools for MSF/MSFE based on my profile: My GMAT score is 690 (Q49, V35, IR7) and TOEFL is 106. I am a CFA level 3 candidate and NISM certified research analyst. RCOEM College.. B. E in Industrial engineering with few businesses subjects in my 4 year degree. 7...BSCH1
0Company Compensation: JP Morgan Securities
0Company Compensation: Akuna Capital LLCTR
+1Healthy Midtown (East) Lunch Spots?Trying to not die so getting healthy. For those of you similarly concerned, what healthy lunch spots in the Midtown (East) do you go for lunch? Bonus: what do you do on Seamless for dinner? Also, how are you guys tracking macros / what places that give you that info do you go to? It's pretty hard...IB1
+169Dumbest 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...OFF239
0Company Review: AccentureCO
0Company Compensation: AccentureCO
+2MBA from USC Marshall vs Georgetown vs Carroll vs Questrom for IB/AM (International)Hey guys, I'm an international with overall 5+ years of experience. Relevant finance experience: strong foothold in Indian Equities + cleared CFA L3. I have to choose a B-school from Georgetown/USC Marshall/ BC Carroll/BU Questrom for a full time MBA. Post graduation, I want to break into Asset M...IB6
0What are the Tier 1 Consulting Firms?I know most consider MBB to be the top tier consulting firms but I was wondering what you guys think of OW, Booz & Co, Monitor, etc in terms of their rank/tier. Also, I know Booz Allen and Booz & Co split up a few years ago and just recently their non-compete clause expired, so do you guys think Boo...CO187
+1Going to tech to come back to finance?In an interesting position here. Started as an Ops Analyst (BO) at an insurer, but was lucky to lateral into more of an Ops Strategy / Internal Consulting group during my time here. Current goal is to break into IB after an MBA. Have been fortunate to land a few Strategy / MO interviews at a few rep...JOB2
0Company Compensation: Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment
0Company Interview: KeyBanc Capital MarketsIB
0Call w/ GSAM Recruiter Tomorrow?So I just got an email about this an hour ago, it's for an analyst/associate internal wholesaling role. She mentioned it would just be a short call, any idea what sort of questions I should expect? I've been swallowed up with math/stats/options stuff lately and haven't had to think about this sort...AM13
0Emerging Markets Trading - QuestionsHello Guys, One q: Can somebody please explain what EM traders do? I know there will be some ppl who would point me in direction of another thread or would bash my question, but all I am trying to do is to learn. All I want is the description/ example of what they trade (e.g. product or range of ...TR37
0Company Compensation: HIG CapitalPE
+1HR&A Advisors Anybody have any insight/opinion on them? What are the exit oppos for a consulting firm like HR&A. Have no idea what spending two years as a analyst here could set you up for- I dont see lending or acquisitions being a good fit. Maybe development? Really appreciate any insight or help, thank you!...RE2
0Drug Test AFTER Starting Full Time Training?I start FT IB analyst training very soon at a big bank. There was no mention about drug testing in the offer letter or anywhere else and I haven't been drug tested. I haven't smoked bud recently and won't until after I start but I want to know - after the first day of training if I haven't bee...IB37
0Obtained Vs. Predicted GPA on Resume2 Questions: (1) What do you all think about putting predicted GPA on resume? The prediction would be what your GPA would be when you graduate, three semesters later after applying for SA positions. I'm assuming it's pretty legit, especially since Goldman Sachs, on their online app, give you the opt...RES34
0Bar Drinks to Order at an Open BarYou know I go to a lot of events so there is one thing that I have to deal with every single time: the open bar. I don't drink much at all in personal life. whenever I feel such needs arise, I'll just grab some Absolute or Jack Daniels from the closest liquor store and drink straight. So this prob...OFF414
+1How to properly ask for other bankers to speak with?Hi all, So I'm currently networking as I'm trying to break into IB (I go to a non-target). My school actually has a good amount of alumni in banking and I've been reaching out to them. So far, my informational interviews have been going really well (I've had multiple people tell me I ask good q...IB2
+1Probing Questions on a Deal - How Best to Respond?I am wondering how others would handle this situation. My firm was running a sell-side. At one of the the management presentations, one of the MDs of a buyer started making small talks with my director and I (then later, directly with me when I was alone at one of the breakout sessions). He woul...IB1
+1 Candidate Success Spotlight: Columbia, Wharton, Booth and Darden Business School Admit with ~$300,000 in ScholarshipsOne of the most frequent questions I get from applicants is: what does a successful candidate profile look like? Naturally, there is no answer, but in response to applicant demand, I post Candidate Success Stories from time to time. Here is the latest: **School:** Columbia, Wharton, Booth, Darden...BSCH1
+2Are hair washes a "thing" in finance? I am not new to the workforce but I'm relatively new to working in finance. I work for a BB in one of their large office buildings. I recently noticed that some of my colleagues (both of them are SVPs) with gray hair ended up getting washes in order to go to black hair. Both of them did their hair a...FASH6
+15AMA: Former hedge fund junior trader/analystI recently got laid off by my employer, a larger credit focused hedge fund. I though I'd create an AMA to clear up questions anyone may have regarding the hedge fund industry. I traded multi-asset classes included ig, hy, cds, clo's, mbs, and specialized in tech and healthcare industries. My backgro...HF111
+1Consulting VS Banking VS Hedge Funds - salaries, difficulty getting into top firms, working hours!?I am not so sure where my journey should go, can some of you perhaps can answer me some questions with regards to Consulting VS Banking VS Hedge Funds? 1. Where can most money be earned? 2. Where is it easiest (or hardest) to get into? The prestigious Consultants (McKinsey, Boston, Bain), the...JOB1
+2UNIGE Master of arts in international trading, Commodity finance & shippingHey all! Current undergrad student at a target in my country with internship experience in commodities trading. I am looking at my options for when I finish my degree, and am considering various different routes especially seeing as graduate programs (and there are very few openings across the in...TR36
+3Fordham 3+2 with Columbia or Georgetown and 300k DebtHey guys! I'm a high school senior applying to university as a finance major and I've been accepted a couple places early action. Unfortunately I'm in a unique position where my family has a modest income (100k combined) but high investment property assets (dad rolled 401k into property in 2008) and...IB29
+2Offer at a Fortune 50 company... Hi, I am a finance student at a strong semi target and was recently offered a position at a F50 corporation in their finance and accounting division. I have ~1 week to decide whether to accept. I was wondering how to leverage this offer and contact advisory firms/IB Boutiques, and say that I hav...JOB11
+2Bangkok Bespoke SuitsI'm traveling to Thailand on Monday for fun and have heard quite a bit about the tailors and bespoke suit makers out there. Has anyone here had any success in getting a cheap, quality suit? How much $ are we actually talking?...FASH9
0Company Compensation: SunTrust Robinson Humphrey STRHIB
+2LBS/Darden/Ross/Johnson for NYC IB Associate RoleHi all, Curious to get people's thoughts on MBA programs. I am coming from a non-finance background and I am hoping to use my MBA to pivot into an IB role in New York. I am choosing between LBS, Darden, Ross, and Johnson. I am leaning towards LBS for the international experience but would like...IB9
+3What do Post-MBA IB Associates Do?Hey all, I've seen a lot of posts about people not needing finance experience getting into IB from top business schools. How do these Associates manage analysts if they've never had that experience? What are the duties and roles assigned to a post-mba associate? I'm assuming it's different an...IB3
0Bridge Investment GroupDoes anyone have any input on Bridge Investment Group in terms of reputation, salaries, culture, ect.? Thanks...RE3
+1Programs similar to the Junior Analyst IB Program at JPMGraduated in May 2017. I am going through the interview process for the JPM Junior Analyst IB Program. I was wondering if there are similar IB / ER programs tailored to applicants with non-traditional backgrounds (i.e. non-target, 1+ years in a finance role other than IB, non-finance backgrounds, et...IB1
+2Car helpWhat do you guys think between: Mercedes GLE43 AMG Coupe or BMW X6M or Porsche Cayenne? I just want people opinion on looks and drive. ...OFF19
+1Alliancebernstein onsite interview Hey guys! I have an onsite interview with alliancebernstein for software development associate - their Technology and operations program (TOP) role. I would like to know what kind of questions are asked, esp the financial questions. I am from a technical background. Just want to be prepared for a...IB1
+2Credit Fund to PE: Is it DoableSay post-banking you find yourself in a ~5 BN credit fund that invests mostly in senior / mezz debt. How common or doable would it be to shift to a PE fund after a few years? I'd imagine the skill sets largely overlap (modeling / diligence, investment memos & committees). Clearly the credit investor...PE18
0Company Compensation: StepStone GroupPE
+1Essay reviewsapplying for round 3 to just a couple of schools. looking for someone who can review my essays but don't need $4K consultant. ...BSCH1
0Company Interview: Morgan StanleyIB
0First Echelon Capital
+1Salary for FO Whole Loan (Mortgage) TraderHello all- I've been in the MO for an elite BB (JPM, GS or MS) performing due diligence on trades for 5-7 years and thinking of moving over to the FO for higher comp. Over the years, I've made connections with many folks in the FO (internally and externally) and proven myself FO worthy. I understa...IB1
0Company Compensation: Hilcorp Energy Company
0Company Compensation: Hilcorp Energy Company
+3Most Promising IndustriesOver 2017 and into 2018 we've seen a lot of larger deals announced in the TMT, Healthcare, and Consumer Retail industries, along with many sponsor deals. I'd like to know what sectors you guys think will be most promising and deal-flow heavy over the next 3-5 years?...IB38
+4Investment Banking Analyst after MBA: is it possible? Anyone heard of it? After MBA it may not seems as the smartest decision but with zero finance experience and huge desire to start career on the investment side (PE, HF, VC), IB is a necessary bridge to all those roles. Well, I am concerned with two things: is it possible and whether it makes sense? Thanks....IB21
0Company Compensation: Wells Fargo and CompanyIB
+2Specialties among MegafundsI tried to search for this all over the internet but wasn't able to find anything recent. Are there any particular industries/specialties that some megafunds are known for? i.e. Silver Lake is strictly tech, Ares/Oaktree are more on the distressed side, but I wanted to know what are the core differe...PE15
+1Why do some jobs only want recent college grads but refuse to hire anyone with 2+ years of experience?Why do some jobs I see posted only hire recent college graduates and also say that they won't hire anyone with 1-3+ years experience? That doesn't make any sense to me unless they are looking for a gullible candidate to take advantage of. Whats makes a recent graduate with no experience candidate...JOB2
+1How do I negotiate salary in this situation? I am almost two years out of college and I am looking for a bit of a career change. I have two offers on the table. Company A is offering me $100k base and Company B is offering $72k. Last year in my current gig I made $84k all in and I’d expect to be in the 90s for 2018. All three are in differen...JOB3
0Company Interview: Boston Consulting Group (BCG)CO
0Coronation Merchant Bank
+1Big 4/CPA then get my CFA and break into IB? Hello WSO Network, Here is the deal. I am 22 and a Senior Accounting student with a subpar overall GPA (2.9/4.0) and a decent Accounting GPA (3.6/4.0). I want to break into IB, I attend a non-target university as well. I know that I am going to have to grind 10x harder and go a different route t...IB3
0Company Interview: 1stWEST Mergers and Acquisitions
+6The best of the back (or middle) office?obviously most people here are IBD or bust, but for those of us happy making a decent living and prioritize work and family time, what are some of the better roles in the BO and MO? the only real BO/MO role i am familiar with is Trade Support so i am interested in knowing what else is out there. ...IB51
+2Sourcing Development DealsGiven there is magic to everyone’s unique process, are there any development guys/gals on here that would care to share some of the avenues they regularly take to source development opportunities? ...RE13
0Company Compensation: RBC Global Asset ManagementAM
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+3Am I Qualified for Bulge Bracket Interviews?....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................IB8
+1Upward MobilityI'm really interested in a long-term career in IB (transitioning from Analyst > Associate > VP > MD etc.). I'm starting to think about junior summer recruiting, and I want to know which banks will be best given my career goals? For example, I heard the majority of analysts at Lazard leave aft...IB2
+1Los Angeles Investment Banking ChatI’m currently a sophomore Finance and Economics major at a non-target school in the Midwest, but I’m interested in investment banking in Los Angeles. I’ll be interning there this summer at a BB, but not in IB. I was wondering if anyone on this sub with experience in the industry (full-time or ...IB2
+1Good interview questions?fhkgdgkgjfgjfkgdfjgkdfjgkdfjgdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgjdfkgfjgkdfjgkdfgjdfkgjdfk...IB1
+1DBO Partners Exit Opps?I'm looking to be a career banker, but in terms of overall reputation, what is that of DBO Partners in San Fran? I just want a sense of their exit opps so I can know their reputation around the street....IB1
+12019 SA Recruitment Investment Banking MegathreadUpdate which applications are open/early recruitment, etc... I want to establish a single place where all students can come come to share knowledge, questions, information, and concerns regarding investment banking summer analyst recruiting for summer 2019. US focused. Good luck to everyone. G...IB1
0Company Interview: Raymond James Financial Inc.ER
+1Quit EB/BB before first year of analyst program is up?Hi, I am seeking advice on possible exits in my situation. I am at a BB/EB in London, and despise the work from the bottom of my heart. The team I work with is horrible, and I haven't been able to sleep properly since last summer due to stress and constant bombarding of email requests from seni...IB4
+1MBB Post-MBA to PE - what to doHi all, I am about to complete my MBA at a top 10 but non-M7 b-school and landed a job at MBB in Chicago. I am interested in going into PE after a few years. I have had no deals experience pre-MBA. My questions below: **Deal team** 1. Firstly, I know it is extremely hard to break into the deal...PE1
0Company Review: Raymond James Financial Inc.IB
0Company Compensation: Raymond James Financial Inc.IB
+7What percentage of your after tax income is devoted to housing?There is an age old adage that your monthly housing expense should never be above 30% of your after tax income that I think is completely irrelevant in today's rental and housing market. I'm curious to see what the average renter's/home owner's monthly expense including everything (HOA, utilities...RE86
+1WeWork- real estate analyst?Anybody have any insight on the work experience you will develop as a real estate analyst at a place like WeWork? What are the exit opps? Really appreciate any help or insight! Thank you!...RE3
+1Conversion of two closed end funds into open fundHi, I'm interviewing with a HF and as part of that process, I've been given a scenario where two closed end funds are closing and merging into the company that owns them, basically becoming an open end fund. I have to devise an investment report of sorts that would explore profitable opportunitie...HF2
+1What value is this MSci Financial Markets & Investments from Skema University (Ranked 6th by Financial Times)?Hey guys, I am finishing my Bachelor Degree and I am looking for more street cred to be able to apply to some of the bigger asset managers, banks and firms. My goal is to go the asset-manager route, going from Equity Research to eventually a Portfolio Manager. The program is called MSci Finan...BSCH1
0Company Review: Johnson & Johnson