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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - Generalist
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+6Crypto Here To Stay?Okay so the huge craze and hype over bitcoin and its counterparts are long over, last year seeing the price tumble to the dark depths of oblivion. Do you guys think that bitcoin will actually have a place in society as a payment means other than for drugs and illegal shit etc... CFA level 1 and 2 ha...28
0Red Bull vs Caffeine Pills vs Coffeethoughts?...29
+13I just bought a new Maserati. Suddenly everyone on the road hates me.So after picking it up this weekend and putting ~300 miles on the car, I am rather surprised at the amount of (negative) attention this thing gets. My old car was actually more expensive when new, but it was "just" a Mercedes. It was red. My new car is white. I'm the same person. I go to t...42
+3Wall str lacks DIVERSITY.I have absolutely no words for this... I am writing this while I have just found out that my application for 2021 summer analyst program at THE GOLD MAN SAHCS has been DENIED. My cover letter had EVERYTHING: I made an EXCEPTIONAL analysis of the current state of bitcoins. Suggested improvement...10
0Cerberus culture/work environment (NYC)Can anyone provide insight into this subject? How crazy are the hours? Dress code? Flex work schedules or telecommuting? How does pay compare to other firms (PE, BB, HF)? Thx!...35
+2Tech bubbleSo what's the latest in regards to the so called "tech bubble"? I've been hearing about it for a while now, but mostly conflicting reports. Has silicon valley been slowing down? Is the tech industry dying or is the industry bubble expected to burst? Any thoughts on this? Links and sources would b...9
+1JP Morgan Commercial Real Estate HireVue QuestionsDoes anyone who has done this yet remember the questions asked? I know the banking ones are up here somewhere but I haven't been able to find the real estate ones anywhere. ...1
+4How does inflation affect the DCF Value?So I was asked this in a recent interview, and while I mentioned the factors (Unlevered FCF will increase because revenue, COGS increases) and the discount rate is affected because the cost of debt factors in inflation through the risk-free rate (not sure about this, and does cost of equity get affe...20
Deloitte - Salary & Bonus - Audit
+2Do Bankers Get Pissed When Their Analyst Rates Stock a "Sell?"Just read that an analyst at Goldman rated Intel a sell. I know back in the good ol' fraudulent days, analysts like Henry Blodget and (maybe) Mary Meeker got caught touting stocks publicly, while...3
0Cerberus Capital Management: advancement, b-school, other opportunities I would like to hear thoughts on Cerberus Capital Management. I know they are both a hedge fund and LBO firm, but could you provide more specifics as to reputation compared to other large hedge funds and LBO shops out there? How about culture (specifically within the LBO group)? How is it as a pl...32
+72019 Investment Banking Full Time Recruiting - Do I Have a Chance?I'm a non-traditional student, attending a non-target school, with a GPA of 3.49. I participated in some SA interviews this past season with JPMorgan, CITI, BoA, and Goldman, along with some smaller regional banks, but unfortunately nothing came of any of them. The only option I see from here is to ...21
Blackstone Group - Interview - Financial Sponsors
0Healthcare Boutique FirmsWhat are some strong boutique banks that are focused primarily on the healthcare industry? Ziegler, Cain Brothers, and MTS Health Partners come to mind, but does anyone know of others? Ideally, I'm looking for banks that have over 30 employees. Thanks....4
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - Real Estate
+1Investment PitchOver the last 3 years I have developed a systematic L/S strategy that has continuously generated alpha and is ready to put into production at an institutional level. Strategy is both scalable and repeatable. It is a relative value strategy that also incorporates options to exploit small but more cer...1
+1How Important is Learning How to Code?Inspired by a [post]( I made yesterday where I received some advice to learn coding. So how many monkeys understand coding? Was it helpful in your career? How did you learn (compsci courses, coding bootcamp...1
Mizuho Securities - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
Mizuho Securities - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
Mizuho SecuritiesMizuho Securities Co., Ltd. is a Japanese investment banking and securities firm. It is a subsidiary of Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group....
+29J.P. Morgan 2019 IBD Video InterviewHi guys, sophomore at non-target here. I submitted my app for JP Morgan IBD 2019 yesterday and just got invited to do a video interview. Anyone else get the video interview? Also, will there be another phone interview after this or straight to superday? Any insight or advice is appreciated. ...305
+2HELP! BCG and Bain fulltime Associate Consultant offers (Toronto), which one should i take?Hi All, I've got offers from both BCG and Bain offices in Toronto for 2019 full-time start. Which one should I take and why? Please also compare on the options of leaving to PE after two years or getting a sponsored MBA > staying at the firm for a bit > startup / F-500 exit / long-term consult...7
+1Quantitative Algorithmic Trader CompaniesDoes anyone know which hedge fund companies in Los Angeles hire Quantitative Algorithmic Traders? Also- is there an employment agency that can help?...2
PNC Financial Services - Review - Other
+9Have you ever been in a fight?If so, what happened? And did you learn anything (how much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight)?...30
+120 Years Old, Two years experience investing my own moneyI'm Alexander. I started with the stock market by trying to learn what options were. However, I had to learn the basics first. I started my first year learning about all the quirks of the market, what each ratio means, how the ratios are calculated, balance sheet, income statement, etc. It was a...2
+5Most hated people in finance?Who are some of the most looked down upon people ever in this industry? Martin Shkreli immediately comes to mind, but who else?...12
+1Bad interview with a headhunter?Had a bad interview with a headhunter, should I be concerned? It was bad meaning I was told I was being too abrasive and essentially got chewed out for being so. Thoughts?...1
+2Corporate Development Perspective: Deal Frequency vs Deal Size?? Hi all! In an effort to keep this as brief as possible, I wanted to get opinions on Corporate Development roles with a particular focus on the transactional functions of said roles. If possible, I'd love insight from individuals who've had experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity & CD. In sh...12
BluePrint Research GroupBoutique Strategic Consulting Group...
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Tax
Lazard - Review - Generalist
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Tax
+10Compensation at oil majors and physical houses for traffic desk and tradersWas wondering what one would expect to be paid on the traffic desk at a supermajor oil firm and at a physical trading house such as Vitol, Glencore, Trafi on any product desk. Also, I know it varies quite a bit but what would a junior trader earn in salary and bonus at either the supermajors or p...30
Lazard - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+18What is the longest amount of hours you have worked in a week?What are the longest amount of hours you guys have worked in one week. What was it like after you had finished that week or that task....73
+1Need a virtual data room...Best Value?I was chosen to head up a small cap deal, and we are in the beginning of the execution phase. I've done some research but it takes a lot of time to call all these different sites to get quotes, and I've got ridiculous amounts of work to do. Some are superior to others, but those are usually very p...46
+1Surf ThreadI have noticed in another thread that some of the monkeys here are avid surfers, so I thought why not make a surf thread? While I would consider myself a bloody beginner (just did some surfing during an exchange semester in Cape Town and trip to Indonesia), I kind of fell in love with it and plan...4
PNC Financial Services - Salary & Bonus - Other
+6Wells Fargo Summer 2019Has anyone had a phone interview with WF for IBD yet? I'm assuming it will be 50% fit and 50% technical. Is this what others have experienced? Also just a general thread for Wells Fargo IBD....65
+1Investment risk management salariesHello, What would be an appropriate salary for an investment risk manager with 3-4 years of experience? This is for a hedge fund....1
+1Corporate Development M&A - Should I reach out to Boutique Investment banks for deal opportunities?I recently got hired in the M&A department of a mid sized private company (...1
+1Private Banking vs. Equity ResearchI was wondering how private banking and equity research divisions are related and how their pay and work/life balances differ. Also which would be a better starting position for a strong career? Are they similar in regards to competition for positions? Approaching my sophomore year and I am trying t...1
Lazard - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Transaction Advisory Services
+2Professional Designations for Email Signatures and ResumesWe’ve all seen that person on an e-mail signature listing out 6 professional designations following their name. You like to take exam. We get it. While you’re at it why don’t you should include H.S.D. for your high school diploma and that rock climbing certifications after that brutal safety t...46
Ernst & Young LLP - Salary & Bonus - Transaction Advisory Services
+2Worst LinkedIn ResponsesWhat is the worst response someone has ever given you after a cold LinkedIn message? Have you ever been blocked for sending someone a polite message? Someone just told me the intern class was full and blocked me. I had applied for full-time....7
The Vanguard Group - Review - Investments
RBC Royal Bank of Canada - Salary & Bonus - Debt Capital Markets
+1Paycut to go to small buyside firm - advice neededI am a third year analyst at a top MM IB. My goal has always been to pursue a career on a buyside. I have interviewed at various buyside firms throughout my Analyst career. Made it through case studies and to final round interviews at a few places but have not been able to close an offer. How...12
0Benefit Street Partners (Providence Equity) - rep, performanceBenefit Street Partners launched in 2008 as the credit investments arm of Providence. They obviously have a great reputation in PE but I was wondering if BSP have been performing up to par with their PE side. How difficult is it to get in, how have their performance been lately and how do they stack...2
The Vanguard Group - Salary & Bonus - Investments
+3Putting Sports Betting on ResumeI want to put the following line on my resume: Thoughts? Opinions? Here is a [thread]( from 6 years ago that asks a similar question... ...9
+1How to prepare for online Case Study Test?Hi, I work in CF and I am applying for a Business Operations role at a well established startup. Now, I have not worked in Consulting before, but I do understand how case study interviews work. But here's the twist - this place is asking me to do a two hour online case study test and then presen...1
Under Armour - Interview - Financial Planning and Analysis
Lazard - Interview - Restructuring
+3Most Prestigious Corporate Finance CompanyWhat would you consider the most prestigious companies to work for in a corporate finance role? Just interested in hearing people's thoughts. FAANG?...11
+3You Can Go Back and Undo ONE Mistake. What do you do?Title pretty much says it. If you had the opportunity to undo one mistake you made, what is the one mistake that you wish you could change? ...11
+24What careers are there that pay very well that are atypical (i.e. non-PE, IB, etc.) or less considered?As the title says. A lot of talk on WSO -- I mean, for obvious reasons -- is about IB, PE, Hedge Funds, etc. and how much money they make but what other careers and fields are there that people here rarely talk about that have similar money making potential and/or prestige?...81
Deloitte - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+4Medicine vs FinanceCurrently a econ/comp sci major entering my sophomore year at a target. Until recently, I was very much set on finance, as such, I maintained a strong GPA and getting involved in more extracurricular activities. However, I recently started thinking about medicine again. My pros and cons are as follo...11
+1Is Equity Research Dying?I've been reading articles about how Millennials are dumping individual stocks and plowing money into ETFs… Coupling this information with investors’ general trend...8
+1Looking for somebody to reviewMonkys, I built up a 3-statement DCF as well as short 2-page research report to send in hopes of landing an equity research interview. Was seeing if I could send this to anybody, preferably somebody currently working in/has worked in equity research, to take a look at? Any help would be much appr...1
+12019 Vault Banking 50Rankings came out 2 days ago. Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts and opinions. Which banks are too high, too low? Surprises? Who will be rising in next 5+ years? Who do you think will lose ground? Etc. Discuss...2
+3Credit Suisse 2019 SADoes anyone have any insight into Credit Suisse's application process? I submitted my application online but have not heard anything....27
+1Private Company Due DiligenceCurious if anybody has seen any material (whether online, print, case studies, etc.) that details how a PE shop would analyze/diligence a target. Looking for something more granular than pure transaction/valuation modeling, but more along the lines of revenue/expense bridges, customer/cohort analyse...1
Handler ThayerLaw firm...
Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services - Review - Portfolio Management
Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services - Salary & Bonus - Portfolio Management
+1William & Mary, Fordham, Bucknell- which has the greatest presence on the street?My main 3 choices for college are William & Mary, Fordham, and Bucknell. I like all three schools equally for different reasons and my determining factor as to which school I attend is which would give me the best career prospects. Could any of these schools be considered semi-targets, or are they d...4
+2Is 35 too old for full time MBA and post-mba investment banking?Basically the title.............................................................................................................thanks...9
+3Yerba Mate- The real deal?So I've heard all these fables and rumors of Yerba Mate' tea. What's the best kind and where do the monkeys get it from? Also, do you really have do drink it out of that weird-looking apparatus?...14
+23Using , MBA as a suffixReasons why you shouldn't do this 1. Look at how frequently M7 MBAs do this and look at how frequently University of Phoenix MBAs do this. 2. Look at linkedin and see the industries where this is most frequent. It is typically salesy kinds of jobs with zero barriers to entry such as sell...51
Trafigura - Salary & Bonus - Corporate Banking
0Stifel Nicolaus WeiselCan anyone tell me about the firm's culture in their IBD? Anything detailed/group-specific is greatly appreciated! I have a phone interview this week. Thanks, mkballer...131
+2Transfer and recording taxesCan you purchase an entity in order to not trigger a transfer tax, or new recordation fee on a deed? So all you would pay is the recordation fee on the partnership docs? Any insight or opinion? ...6
+1Moving From Healthcare Real Estate to Healthcare IB or LendingI made a throwaway for this account, but I'm a regular contributor here in the real estate forum and I'd appreciate any advice on this topic. I have 9 months of full-time experience working in real estate lending covering healthcare (senior housing, skilled nursing) at a private lender. Clients / de...5
+3Wake Forest University?Anyone know anything about WFU's placement on Wall Street? Judging by LinkedIn, they have about 480 grads working in Investment Banking in NYC. I'm seriously considering it for a couple of reasons: 1. It's very close to home. I can see and help out my parents twice a week. I want to be th...26
+2Advanced Degree Recruiting for T2 firms- interviews yet?Hey everyone, Just applied to a couple tier 2 firms for life sciences consulting as an advanced degree candidate (phd). Deadlines have been this week and last week, but I figure it would be nice to see if anyone else is applying and if you've heard anything about interviews. The only forums her...10
+1A sixth armMARKETS U.S. markets: The tech-heavy Nasdaq posted its first eight-day winning streak since October as Amazon and Apple led the pack. Volatility: About 48% of investors say stock market volatility makes it easier to turn a profit, according to AICPA. Want Morning Brew Dail...1
+2Coping with busy schedulesI do not know if it ever happens to you. I've got work, business, house renovation and do all the chores in the house. I've got busy schedules and I easily flare up and get mad. At times, I'm worried and devastated. Am I having an anxiety disorder already? ...10
+1Best Online Brokerage (European Investor)Hi Guys, as the subject indicates, I'm looking to open a brokerage account to trade. I would like to mostly rely on my laptop for this (trading via an app is not really my thing). The starting balance will be lower five figures, so I should make the minimum for most brokerages. My focus will be ...3
+1Credit Suisse Hong Kong Online AssessmentHey guys, I just did the verbal/numberical assessment and I thought that was super hard. 12mins for 49 verbal questions T/F/Cannot Say & 37 Math questions same format. Do they expect us to get like 90% of these correct? I probably guessed for a majority of them lol....2
Trumgu Fintech
+6(Associates/VPs/MDs) whats your take on cold emails?Dear Baboons, If there are any Associates, VPs or MDs amongst us, can you please share your thoughts on being contacted by cold emails/messages on LinkedIn. Is there anything that absolutely annoys you or any bit of advice you would have to a fellow prospective opportunist. Edit: I am reachi...9
0Best Office ChairLooking for a mesh office chair but I don't want to spend more than $500. Any suggestions? Looking for something like a Herman Miller, Steelcase, Knoll, etc. Thanks....12
+1Should I put languages on my resume that I'm not fluent inHey all, I have two languages which I'm currently learning. If you were to drop me in that certain country I would be able to survive. However, I'm not fluent in either of them and utilizing them in a professional setting is out of the question at the moment. I'm doubting whether I should put...5
+1P&C company is an asset manager or what?I'm offered to become a CFO of a tiny P/C insurance company and wondering whether I'm sure about philosophy of this business. Company market themselves as a professional service provider, wiki says it's a financial service, and I think it's an asset manager. Do you have a better definition? (I have ...1
Gluskin Sheff - Salary & Bonus - Investments
Goldman Sachs - Review - Quantitative Research
Rothschild - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Credit Risk
Piper Jaffray - Interview - Generalist
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Debt Capital Markets
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Investment Banking
JPMorgan Chase - Salary & Bonus - Debt Capital Markets
JPMorgan Chase - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking