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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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BDO USA LLP - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+2Mental Health Support Group


After nearly 10 years of <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, I feel like there's a particular stigma around mental health in finance, which ultimately leads to a lot of issues being buried. I also...

+1Need help explaining banking/equity raising fees to a company...


So let's say I've got a company that needs an equity or even debt infusion for a project, and I'm proposing to charge them 4% of all the equity I raise. They are balking thinking about how much they will make off of that money vs how much I will. I am trying to put together a...

+1Vandy vs Hopkins MSF


I am looking to go into <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and one of the top <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> Firms. I have <abbr title="back...

+2Venture Capital Seizing the Intellectual High Ground

Slightly Erratic

Something I have been noticing lately is how Venture Capital/Tech investing seems to have seized the intellectual high ground from other Private Equity/consulting and business industries. Historically I feel like <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/Consulting was the...

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+2What Banker Processes Need Updating/Automating?


Not for their sake, but for yours? What's old fashioned or needlessly manual in the deal execution process that banks should update? - <abbr title="confidential information memorandums">CIMs</abbr> sent in hard copy? - Inability to send/receive text messages? -...

+242019 Summer Analyst - Morgan Stanley Hirevue


Did anyone get the 2019 <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> MS HireVues yet? I just got it today. Could someone explain the process further, and give me some tips? (I am a rising sophomore so this is my first interview) Also, was getting the HireVue a selective...

+3Favorite Podcasts


What are some of your favorite real estate/investing podcasts? There seems to be a lot of garbage podcasts out there when it comes to real estate mainly for retail investors trying to do build their own small portfolio. There aren't that many podcasts that I have been able to find with...

+5What does AM with a LifeCo/bank entail?


Hey all, What is <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr> like on the debt side? Is it boring as shit and just making sure your designated portfolio of loan payments are coming in from properties running as planned?

+9MSc Finance Profile: Admitted to Bocconi and SSE


Hi all - Was admitted to Bocconi today and SSE last month and figured I'd share my profile for others looking to apply to either of these schools. I didn't apply to any other MSc Finance programs, was only really interested in these two. **Degree:** International Business,...

+4Senior Acquisitions Analyst Comp

The Duke of Wall Street

A friend of mine is currently going through a few different offers he currently has for a Senior Acquisitions Analyst position. I'm trying to guide him as to what a reasonable range is for his experience level. I may end up just guiding him to the CEL associates salary report but wanted to...

+2Ways to get into health care/medical consulting as a recent finance graduate?


Dear <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> I am working as a back-office (*shudders*) analyst at a bank. I wanted to get my foot into medical services/consulting when I was an undergraduate stuent, but somewhere along the way I forgot my goals and am squandering my...

+1Acquiring a conpany


When buying a company what matters ? Assets or market cap ? What if a company has $500 billion in assets but a $1 billion dollar market cap, does the other company pay 500 billion plus or 1 billion plus ? Or vice versa

JP Morgan Securities - Interview - Generalist-
+5Dream Jobs in CRE


I have been in the <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> industry with a top brokerage firm (CBRE, CW, JLL) for almost 2 years now as an analyst and I wanted to see what type of positions are most sought after in this industry. Brokers seem to have it pretty good...

+4What's your favorite topic?


I'm sure this has been covered in some way or another on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but I'm interested to ask this more directly in a specific post. Essentially, what is a topic that you are passionate about and could 'give an hour long...

StepStone Group - Interview - Generalist-
0What is data science

Rajeev Sharma

Data science is the study of using scientific methods which can be involved in various processes. It also involves the use of algorithms and various tools which helps in learning the machine language. These tools may include python, r for data science, and other assembly languages. If one wants...

+4Real Estate Debt Funds

Dr Barnaby Fulton

Does anyone have experience with real estate debt funds? This could include working at, worked at, worked with, or having friends or coworkers who have worked at one. Examples would be Blackstone RE Debt Strategies, Fortress, Colony, Apollo, Oaktree, Starwood, Harrison Street, Torchlight,...

+3Living in Buffalo?


Does anyone have any experience living/working in Buffalo? I know that it has a poor reputation but in my experience people who have lived there actually find it to be pretty underrated, even if it's not comparable to big cities like <abbr title="New York...

+4I did a drone start-up and now I want to go back into finance. AMA

FPV Drone Guy

I am a long-time lurker but I wanted to do a reddit style AMA. I figured some people in banking/finance might wonder if the other side of the grass is really greener in a startup. Little background on myself: I am currently COO/CFO at my startup. My company does drone technology, notably in...

Wedbush - Review - Generalist-
+1Original Issue Price

Sham Wow

I have a quick question I am slightly confused about in a cap table. Does original issue price mean anything for valuation? Or is it just a quick metric on how much is getting raised in the round. I am confused because I see an investment that has original issue prices that are the same in...

+2Is Naples a Safe Place to Travel as a Tourist

Number Crunching Warrior

Hey everyone, so thinking of taking a trip to Naples. Have heard tons of negative stories with a few good ones. Is there anyone who has visited and could share their story? Right now thinking of skipping it and taking the ferry to the Amalfi Coast instead. Background on me: Can speak...

Wedbush - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+1Sustainable investing Blackrock?


Hi all, So I was invited to attend an interview for the sustainable investing team in Blackrock for a summer internship and I don't know too much about it. Has anyone interviewed in this before? It's under Advisory and Client services and is quite difficult to find any material on. It...

+1Political Resume experience


Like many other students at my school, I interned on the hill. Given the size of the House and Senate, most hillternships are no more competitive than any other, and have no name recognition. However, I interned with a figure who has substantial name recognition and is frequently discussed as a...

+2Accepted offer but interviewing at other shops


Hey guys, I am a senior at a non target school and already accepted an offer of one firm. I know that it is not my dream job and recently got invited from another firm that I have applied at quite a long time ago. As I have always wanted to work at that firm, I want to interview with them....

+2Charles Tyrwhitt Suit vs SuitSupply Suit


Which one do you guys prefer? Obviously SuitSupply suits are "higher-end" and offer great quality but I was wondering if Charles Tyrwhitt Suits are any good given that they are pretty affordable. I only own SuitSupply suits and Charles Tyrwhitt for shirts only.

Ankura - Review - Consulting-
+1To Startup or Not to Startup!


Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Community, I am an experienced tech / strategy consultant with a little over 3 years of experience, working in a small company gave me the oppourtunity to report to the managing partner of the firm. This was a great learning...

Ankura - Salary & Bonus - Consulting-
+1Deloitte Business Valuation - What to expect? Exit Opps?


Hi everyone, I'm currently a senior at a large non-target state school. I'm going to be starting at Deloitte's <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> Business Valuation practice in fall. I wanted to get an idea on what to expect in terms of the types of project...

+2Picking up chicks with a company founder. Good Networking?


I met with a company founder of a small due diligence/ research firm. He was selling me an item from letgo/offerup and he happened to tell me he started the business (we met in his office) etc. We hit it off. He told me about himself and I gave him my elevator pitch. He was open to getting...

+5Advance payments and valuation of a firm


Hi - we have following discussion among partners You have a Company A with ENV = 50 (= ENterprise Value) C = 10 D (bank) = 15 EQV = 50 + 10 - 15 = 45 (=EQuity Value) Now the owner of company A has learned something about finance and does a smart move: she/he makes her/his customers...

+1Exit opps for a GCB 2 equivalent


About a family member, not me. They work at a Tier 2 bank, he is a Global Head of a department, the equivalent of GCB 2 at HSBC (on the higher end of the GCB 2 as well). He isn't an investment bankers though, but has worked in risk, portfolio etc. in these global positions, with his...

+1ASU Investment Banking Industry Scholars


Has anyone here ever been involved with ASU Investment Banking Industry Scholars? I'm curious to know if the program has any recognition in IB and to hear if anyone has any experience with it.

+2Excel formula design


I have a style question regarding excel formulas. I developed the habit to put a plus "+" at the beginning at every formula instead of an equal sign "=". Is this considered "bad style" and something I should avoid. I know that this is just a tiny thing... Thanks

+1Credit Suisse Power & Renewables


Does anyone know the reputation of the Power & Renewables investment banking group at Credit Suisse??

AEA Investors - Review - Generalist-
AEA Investors - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+1Who is the greatest businessman of all time?


Going off of the Jeff Bezos versus Bill Gates thread, who is the greatest businessman of all time??? My vote goes to Kevin O'Leary.

+1CISI Regs exam


Looking for fitch course login details please? I need to get through more of the exam questions and firm wont pay for it. Also have two books to get rid of.

+1Mining Streaming Models/Discussion


Is anyone familiar with modelling/evaluating streaming/royalty transactions in the mining sector? I assume it would be similar to royalty models used in other industries i.e. pharma, but was hoping for more insight on both the qual./quant side as to how opportunities are evaluated, structured,...

+1Breaking into the real estate industry?


What's the best way to break into the real estate industry? I'm interested in the finance side of Capital Markets, but would also be interested in any kind of investment analyst position. I'm trying to network as much as possible. I really don't love my forensic...

+1Strangest exit from Finance


A bunch of us here would follow the usual sell side to buy side route. Recently I met a former banker who retired after 5 years as a VP and became a gentleman farmer. I also know another former Australian banker who just disappeared from his job and moved to Medellín and opened a hostel. Do...

+1London IBD Cultural Differentiators between GS/MS/JPM


edit for conciseness/to avoid excess confusion- How does the culture really differ between <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr>/MS/<abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> in the London offices? All three seem quite opaque. Are they all much of the same...

+2RE Asset Management vs. Acquisitions


I've seen a few discussions on this topic already, but most are outdated. I'm curious in Real Estate, whether commercial or a large multi-family owner (EQ, GID, etc), which typically pays more between asset management and acquisitions, starting from the analyst going all the way to an...

+1What do you consultants do?


For you consultants what is your average day or week like? What do you do? Say what firm you're from because I imagine Mckinsey's work environment is different from a lower firms work environment.

Credit Suisse - Review - Information Technology (IT)-
+2Best source for PE compensation benchmarks?


Hello all. I'm a Director in a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund and my review is coming up. I've got the Heidrick & Struggles <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>...

+1Cut off to put GMAT score on resume for On-Cylce PE recruiting --- 720? 730?


Hello, I'm wondering what the cut off is for putting your GMAT score on your resume during on-cycle pre-mba associate <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> interviews. Do you think 720 is too low to put it on? 730? Most <abbr title="private...

+3Hiring freezes in London right now


Is there an hiring freeze (or practically frozen) job market in London right now with the banks?????

Credit Suisse - Salary & Bonus - Information Technology (IT)-
Morgan Stanley - Interview - Generalist-
+2What is the largest amount of money you've ever deposited into the bank at once?

Sunshine Funshine

Saw a video on social media of this guy literally bringing in stacks upon stacks of hundreds to deposit into the bank, wondering what's the biggest single deposit you've ever made?

+1Nuveen Asset Management discussion


Hey guys! I see lots of people on this forum discuss top AM's (BlackRock, Vanguard, etc.) but haven't seen much on Nuveen, another big player in the game. I wanted to hear what you guys had to say in regards to Nuveen; pros & cons, working there, exit opps, etc. Thanks!

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Government - Federal-
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Government - Federal-
+1IB > PE: Getting stuck in the recruiting process


Hi all, I've seen quite a lot of successful "My <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Process" posts so wanted to chime in here to solicit thoughts on experiences that didn't go quite so smoothly/seemingly easily. For context, I'm approaching...

Credit Suisse - Salary & Bonus - Corporate Banking-
+14What are your hobbies???


When I am off work, I want to take out my stress on something, but I just sit around all day when I have a day off or even after work. A lot of people are telling me to get a gym membership and exercise; I understand the need to exercise and I will, but I honestly don't enjoy exercising and...

+1Net debt including out of the money convertible securities?


Hey monkeys, Reading recently the manual for new analysts at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> it says the following: Net Debt = financial debt (short and long-term) + non-convertible preferred stock (at liquidation value) + out-of-the- money convertible...

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Audit-
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Audit-
+11AMA: I do OCR for a BB


I am a VP at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in a <abbr title="back office">BO</abbr> role. In addition to my daily duties, I'm also assigned to HR to work with the summer analyst program. Last year I had 3 <abbr title="summer...

+6Any watch collectors/enthusiasts here?


I have found myself getting into the watches in the last 6 months. My current collection consists of a Tissot Le Lecole Powermatic 80 and a Fredrick Constant Index Automatic. I am learning as much as I can before I make my first big purchase. Anyone else here into collecting watches? If so...

Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc - Review - Generalist-
Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Inc - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+1CRA exit opportunities as intern [Unusual Background]


So I have a summer internship as a Junior Quant in their fixed income valuation department in one of the big 3 rating agencies.My Major is <abbr title="Credit Suisse">CS</abbr>/Math and I don't have much background in finance besides taking a fin statement analysis...

+1What makes computer speakers special? Also, sound system recommendations?


I'm doing some morning drinking and Amazoning and have decided my new office needs a surround-sound setup. I have a nice sound situation at the TV, which I watch maybe 25 minutes a day of while I eat. But I spend like 3-16 hours in my office and I'm using bullshit $50 M-Audio studio...

+1We have a winner


<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>Brexit: If you haven’t been paying attention to Brexit, now’s the time to tune back in. This week will be huge for determining how/when (if?) the U.K. leaves the EU, starting with a vote on Tuesday. </li> </ul> <div...

+1 Msc finance EDHEC is really worth something


Getting a Msc in finance from EDHEC will gurantee you a summer internship at the bulge brackets like <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> or <abbr title="JP Morgan">JPM</abbr> etc or NOT

+1How soon is too soon to jump?


Hey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I moved jobs about 10mos ago after doing just 1yr at my previous firm, and am already looking to move on. The reason I moved from my last job was because, frankly, I felt they mis-sold the role (admittedly, my fault...

+1Investment Banking in Sydney, Australia


Hi, Just a little bit about myself: - attend UNSW Sydney - 3rd year bachelor of commerce student, graduating at the end of 2020. - have a WAM of 85.2 (GPA: 3.64/4) - dean's list recipient (top 3% of my cohort) - have only received HDs or Ds. - have worked as an analyst intern at...

PwC Corporate Finance - Review - Generalist-
+2Life science PhD for biotech focused IB job?


I was wondering which firms and roles I'd have the best shot at as a life science PhD. I have a somewhat non-traditional resume for IB: -Undergrad from non-target school but with 99 percentile score -PhD from a top tier school (target school for quants) w/ well known advisor -Biotech...

+1Bocconi ESS vs HEC MFE


The title says it all. I've been admitted to the programs above, namely Bocconi's MSc in Economic and Social Sciences( pure economics, basically) and HEC's MSc in Managerial and Financial Economics. I've been trying to decide between the two as the deadlines of the deposit...



I am an indian and planning to go to Australia for masters in commerce in finance specialization. Got offer letters from UNSW as well as Macquarie university , The cost for unsw is way more than macquarie . confused regarding which university should i choose if i want a career in hedge funds.

+1CMBS Pay Structure at BB



+1Best majors at ND for consulting?


I'm a freshman at ND and have to declare my major soon. In Mendoza, there is an interesting Business Analytics major, but it's a pretty new program. Additionally, I'm considering the Science-Business major, where you take all of the core science courses and all of the intro...

Natixis - Review - Sales and Trading-
Natixis - Salary & Bonus - Sales and Trading-
BlackRock Financial Management - Review - Credit Risk-
BlackRock Financial Management - Salary & Bonus - Credit Risk-
Morgan Stanley - Interview - Investment Banking-
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+2Is wearing a jacket everyday too much?


I cant afford to dry clean my shirts and would like to minimize the time spent on ironing. Unfortunately, I also own non-non-iron shirts,

+1Credit Agricole - Reputation/Growth Opportunities


What is the reputation for Credit Agricole CIB on the street and in London? Any idea how they develop/invest in their staff?

+7We might be at the bottom in Multifamily (MF)


It was just a few months ago when treasuries were at 3.25% and it appeared that 6% interest rates were a year away...5 caps in major markets appeared to be upon us. Then it didn't happen. Since I got in the business in 1995 one thing has remained true, we never raise rates to previous...

+9Citi SA 2019


Hi guys, I have applied to many Citi internship programs and was wondering if anyone had heard back from Citi. I applied months ago and have 2 applications "unsuccessful," but have the rest of the applications saying "Under Review" and "Received". I just want to...

+2Oxford Undergrad -> West Coast Banking?


I know that Oxford is fairly prestigious, given that people give up lower tier ivies to go there, but how does it place into ibanking in sf/la? I doubt I'll get into a top tier school in the US because my gpa is ~3.65UW/4.05W, but my SAT is a 1560/1600 and I have 5's on 9 <abbr...

Goldman Sachs - Review - Investment Banking-
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking-
+1Pelosi, Omar/AOC, and the Democratic Party


Here is a theory for you all to disregard: the current debate/rift/whatever between the the “old guard” democrats like Pelosi / Schumer and “progressives” like Omar/AOC reveals the reason why the Democratic Party lost middle America voters in 2016: their politics don’t scale well...

JPMorgan - Salary & Bonus - Risk-
+1Temp to Hire vs In Country Experience?


Staying in a Temp to Hire position (not employed and unsponsorable for licenses) in one of MS's Wealth Mangaement Operations buildings with hope of employment in MS in that building in a year or so (slower than I thought, but about the time required it seems) vs teaching English as a JET...

0real social dynamics for job hunters?


Hey all, Has anyone tried applying real social dynamic / PUA to finance - either in job hunting or in the office? I'm not talking about picking up girls - but to a certain extent the RSD practitioners have identified certain social dynamics and behaviors that enable one to exude...