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+20Monkey 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...

+9WSO Logo Animation - A or B?

Fellow primates, now that we have switched to a new logo, we are creating a short intro (audio/visual) that will go in front of all of videos and audio content. Would love your opinions on the 2 (very different) options below (ignore the woman saying "audio jungle" at the end of each...

+3Best Credit Cards to Travel as a Consultant (updated for 2019)


Hey everyone, I just started my first job as an associate consultant and I 'm hearing about all the opportunities to amass travel/hotel points if you're smart and sign up for the right rewards programs/credit cards. Everyone around my office has different opinions, and a lot of info on...

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+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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+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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+1Need Your Help - Opportunity in Private Debt or Run a Credit Asset Manager


Hi All - need your help on advice as I'm in between two offers right now: 1. Private Debt Shop - Direct Lender - 1L, 2L, Unitranche deals; sourcing, evaluating, structuring and executing transactions. 2. CLO Asset Manager/Co-mingled Funds - invests in Sr. Sec. Loans; would be evaluating...

+1F500 Recruiting - Summer 2020


Hi everyone - wondering when top companies such as FAANG start recruiting and how they recruit for 2020 Summer internships. I'm wanting to go into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for junior summer, but think that one of these in corporate finance could be a...

+1What's your favorite conspiracy *theory*?


My favorite is the Unabomber origin, the story goes like this: The CIA wanted to experiment with using psychadelics/other drugs for interrogation purposes. This project was called MK Ultra. One of the test subjects for the experiments is Ted Kaczynski. He undergoes psychologically stressful...

+1AQR CodeSignal Test

Jim Simons

I’ve been asked to complete a CodeSignal test for a Portfolio Implementation Engineer at AQR. Does anyone have insight into this assessment? Specifically what type of questions could it ask and it appears I’m able to use any language even though the posting mentions Java?

+1Fed Rate Cut Opinions: Right, Wrong, or neither?

Spike Spiegel

I'm currently of the opinion that this rate cut is ineffective at dealing with the ongoing trade war with China and increasing tariffs across the world. Trump is using fed rate cuts as ammunition in his trade war, and the end result will be 1970s style stagflation if the fed continues to...

International Finance Corporation - Review - Treasury-
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+1CL and Resume Enclosed. Applied for Summer 2020 internship in Sales and Trading. Feedback requested. Thank you.

Sahil-M CL and Resume Enclosed. Applied for Summer 2020 internship in Sales and Trading. Feedback requested. Thank you.

+1Exit Opportunities Out of Consulting - Middle East & APAC


Does anyone have insight on the viability of exit opportunities out of MC into <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>/<abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> in the Middle East or the APAC region?

+23Do traders all drink alcohol?


And is it a prerequisite? I'm passionate about <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading and I</a></span>'m a social guy, it's just that getting drunk isn't something I like doing? I hate...

+3Greysteel - DC

Forex Swings

Does anyone know much about the Greysteel team in DC. Looks like they focus on B and C class with significant deal flow, but would love any insight on the culture and firm, not much is available online. Thanks,

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+76New WSO Logo - Branding / Icon

Fellow Primates - so it's been about ~8(?) years since we've taken a look at our logo/branding and we think it's time for a refresh -- our designers almost vomit when they look at our current icon and we have some major initiatives coming where a refreshed look would help. ...

Magnetar Capital - Salary & Bonus - Fixed Income-
+2Is PWM and PB mainly just bringing in money?


I had a <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> internship at a top bank and it seems as if there is little to no finance involved. The advisor really only research which investment managers to use. Is this how it is in all <abbr title="private...

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+3EV Value Question?

Chase Z.

Hey was going through practice and saw this question on a website. So if <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr> is the discounted value of all future cashflows as well as <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr> = market cap + minority interests...

+4Wall Street Jobs with least emphasis on articulate ability and social skill?


Hi. I am still in highschool and considering whether to try for the most coveted Wall Street positions. Since I will be put back $300k at ivies/t20 schools, while I can get full-rides at other universities, I am wondering if I even have the capability to get one of these jobs. I used to have...

+1Why invest in Buffet-like firms?


Probably not the best question asked on this forum, but nevertheless one I just can't wrap my head around. I'm constantly reading about fund managers who admit to copying Warren Buffet's investing approach and fee structure, and yet end up doing very well. How does that work? Why...

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+72UG Recruiting Part I: How a resume becomes an interview


<em>Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this is the 2011 Finance-forum post of the year (from Jan 28, 2011). Thanks @Marcus_Halberstram" for a great post!</em> Since it is recruiting season, Im posting a multi-part series on how the whole process works to help the...

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+1Need advice - Potential strange path to IB


Hi everyone, today, I was rejected after a super day at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> firm that I thought would be my best shot of breaking into <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. I have taken a shotgun approach to the recruiting...

+72020 Junior SA - Morgan Stanley Hirevue


Has anyone done the Hirevue for Morgan Stanley 2020 SA? Can someone share the Questions? I applied <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>. Appreciate it

+43What's your view on illegal immigration?


Simple yes or no with an explanation if you seem fit. Do you believe illegal immigrants should receive free healthcare? Do you believe there should be a barrier at the border? (Wall, Fence) Do you believe ICE should be abolished? Sanctuary Cities? If Pablo an illegal immigrant is...

+1Laptop / Messenger Bags - Brands?


I interned at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> a while back and they gave us laptop bags with their corporate logo as parting gifts. I'm looking to buy a new bag (one with a strap, not a backpack). What are the best brands? I have seen Samsonite, Targus,...