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+1Going from Tier 1 -> Tier 1.5 School for Msc FinanceI'm graduating this year with a humanities BA at Oxbridge. I decided quite recently that I'd rather be rich than work for the UN (don't we all), and therefore am applying to Finance/Management Masters in Europe. I've ruled out the UK for financial reasons (almost certainly out of the question unless...1
State Farm Insurance - Review - Risk Management
+3Following Up InternSo I recently met with the CEO of a large asset manager in his offices in NYC. I am 19 and I think he ended up liking me since he spent 1.5 hrs with me and talked in depth about his firms philosophy. I think I made it clear that I want to intern there since I left my resume but I did not say it spec...6
+91Burnout / Life ChoicesMod Note (Andy): make sure to see the top comment below by user APAE All, Created a burner account here to talk about burnout and life choices. For reference, I went to a semi-target, did 2 years at a BB/EB, and have finished up ~1 year in PE. In between, I took a prolonged summer gap - lef...94
+1HBS Search Fund Conference TodayUsing a throwaway here, though I am a consistent poster - anyone at the HBS search fund conference today (hosted at HBS) and want to connect during the networking cocktail hour? I am considering raising a search fund and am always looking to meet fellow monkeys. Thanks!...3
+1Baring Private Equity Asia - Reputation?Hear that they recently had a $4.5 billion first close. Anyone aware of their reputation in the Asian PE landscape? Certainly can't be too bad with a first close like that, but how would they compare to American / European megafunds in the region? Thanks in advance all!...3
CPP Investment Board - Salary & Bonus - N/A
+1Internal Networking - dos and dontsHi all - i'm in a relatively large financial services company and want to start getting to know other departments in the firm. Have a few questions in terms of networking: Should I start out by reaching out to analyst-level colleagues or do I start at associate/VP? Would it be inappropriate to a...1
+1Should I apply for MBA programmes?I am currently an international (American) student finishing my UG at a top tier UK school in Politics, either with a 1st or high 2.1 classification. Have experience in private equity (large AM), VC and have summer & FT offers for BB banks in markets in Ldn. Am very happy with my current prospects, ...2
+4Current MIT MFin Student AMAI am enjoying my winter break now, so I have some time to answer any questions that you may have. I read many posts on the MIT MFin program when I was considering it, so thought I would give back to the WSO community. AMA!...48
Credit Suisse - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
+1MM/LMM PE Recruting - 2019/2020Anyone have any advise regarding who the best recruiters are to work with in the space? I'm currently at a MM bank in a regional office as a second year analyst with a few deals closed. The majority of deals being from $200MM-600MM. However, I was fortunate enough to work on a $2.5Bn sell-side th...2
Exane BNP Paribas - Salary & Bonus - Sales and Trading
+10In my early 30s with no directionI wanted to reach out to this community to possibly help me get better situated with my current position. I am so lost at this point and would really appreciate some feedback from the more successful individuals from this community. I have recently discovered the WSO website and it has been a great ...24
0Financial Modeling Boot Camp -- San Francisco, 12/12-12/14Attended by investment banking, private equity, corporate finance professionals, MBA students, and those in career transitions, Wall Street Prep's popular Boot Camps bridge the gap between academics and the real world, to equip professionals and students with practical financial skills they need on...0
Scotiabank - Review - Asset Management
Scotiabank - Salary & Bonus - Asset Management
+1Sears ShitshowAnyone else following this? Pretty interesting. How do you guys think it will play out from here?
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+1Recently moved to London and need advice on landing a jobHello everyone, I need your advice on landing a job in London. I have over a decade of IB experience (M&A and ECM) and was last a DIrector in one of the specialist European Banks based out of India. My wife, who works with a tech company was asked to relocate to London and hence I had to move as ...1
Credit Suisse - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
Harris Williams & Co. - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)
+1 We also work with brokers to introduce clients who need financing to us. Our brokers are handsomely paid with 2% fees OUR SERVICES ARE: Loans: (Non Recourse Loans, Business Loans, Secured Loans, Unsecured Loans, International Project Financing) Lease Bank Instruments (Bank Guarantee, SBLC, Letters of Credit) Letters of Credit (DLC, L/C, Usance LC) Investments and Wealth Management Insurance Underwriting Servic...1
+1Potential Year-End Bonus ClawbackHi all, I started as a first-year associate in equity research at a BB in June 2017. I received a 2017 year-end bonus (hit my bank account in Jan/Feb 2018) of $15k and was told that it was not 6-months prorated, but was for the full year (even though I started mid-year). Which would mean that the...2
Citigroup - Review - Equity Research
Citigroup - Salary & Bonus - Equity Research
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Investment Banking
0Cold Calling / Sourcing Deals for PE ShopIve seen some posts on this from a few years back, but wanted to see if I could get some updated info on it. Their are a number of PE Shops looking to hire 'Business Development Associates" to source / cold call 80% of the time. From someone with a non traditional background, would a job like th...9
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02019 Summer AssociateTAP Advisors LLC (“TAP”) is seeking Summer Associates to support our senior bankers on M&A advisory and financing transactions.  Summer Associates will take part in transactions and have direct contact and exposure to our large corporate client base and management teams.  S...
0Equity Financial Analyst - HealthcareA Career in Long/Short Equities at Point72 Long/short equity is Point72’s core strategy and its success is dependent upon our sector-based investing teams. Using fundamental research, our Research Analysts inform the investment strategies of our Portfolio Managers. Through our Point72 Universi...
0Equity Research Associate - BiotechnologyAbout the PositionGuggenheim is seeking an exceptional candidate to join as a sell-side Equity Research Associate to help cover the Biotechnology sector. This person will be responsible for following the progress of public/private Biotechnology companies and will support the research team in its eff...
0Quantitative AnalystFirm: We are an NYC-based investment & research firm that advises a private European family group. We do research and have investments in the global financial market, including currency, fixed income, and equity.  Responsibilities: We are looking for a dedicated Quantitative Analy...
0Trading AssistantGarda Capital Partners (Garda) is an independently owned asset management firm specializing in fixed income alternative investment strategies from our offices in Minneapolis, New York, Geneva and Copenhagen. Our focus is on relative value fixed income strategies, which seek to capture opportunities ...
0Analyst - Client Relations TeamAbbott Capital is a leading investment management firm that specializes in managing institutional capital in private equity fund of funds and separate accounts. Abbott has over $9 billion in assets under management. Its team of approximately 60 people is headquartered in New York with a second offic...
0Investment Associate Director, Outsourced CIO Team Commonfund seeks to hire an associate director to assume investment- and client-related responsibilities from clients and senior members of the Strategic Solutions team. It is a highly visible position and critical to the success of the organization and its growth. The successful candidate will be e...
0Alternative Investments Associate / Product SpecialistThe firm is seeking a product specialist to support the product and distribution teams with fund manager coverage and client engagement.  Qualified candidates will have the ability to extract and distill key selling points on funds to facilitate more direct and seamless communication between fu...
0Chief Compliance Officer Ranked among the Top 10 of Barron’s list of Top Independent Financial Advisors for the last three years, and #10 on Investment News' Largest Fee-Only RIAs (Registered Investment Advisers), Kayne Anderson Rudnick is a boutique investment advisory firm founded in 1984 to manage capital for...
0Independent Insurance BrokerMassachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) helps you keep your clients covered by offering a range of high-quality insurance products – each backed by the support services and expertise you and your clients deserve. And with some of the highest financial strength ratings in any...
0Internal Audit Manager, Broker-Dealer/Asset ManagementWe believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we ...
0Senior AssociateWithumSmith+Brown’s Forensic and Valuation Services practice pride themselves in understanding their clients’ business strategy and needs; assisting companies in meeting business requirements related to valuation, risk management, transfer pricing, economic analysis, and model validation...
0Leasing Representative/AgentOverview This is a high-energy position requiring a multi-talented, flexible and dedicated individual. Ideal candidate will have at least one year of NYC leasing experience. Responsibilities Greet and register prospective residents, determine needs and preferences, professionally present commun...
+54Biggest professional regret?In light of the “Piper Jaffray: Sweatier Than Ever in 2018” thread ([link](, I was inspired to share the biggest professional regret of my career so far, however early in my career that it may be. Asked to stay a...81
+3Who is the most impressive guy at your workplace?Or who is the most impressive guy you have had the privilege of working with. What makes him or her so impressive? It could be sheer intelligence or just a crazy resume or a combination of both....6
+9Join the Email & WhatsApp groups for your city Join the email list for your city to receive updates on future WSO events in your city. When signing up you will also receive a welcome email with a link to join your city's WhatsApp group. We created these WhatsApp groups with the goal of making it easier for WSO members to organize events / happy ...71
+1LBOs in M&A?Hi, I’m in preparation for an internship in M&A. For that I’m reading Rosenbaum/Pearl which I can only recommend so far. However, I was wondering if it would be advisable to initially skip the chapters on LBOs and rather study Trading-/Transaction Comps, DCF, as well as Buy- and Sell-Side M&A...2
Deutsche Bank - Review - Investment Banking
Deutsche Bank - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
International Finance Corporation - Review - N/A
+1Deutsche Bank HQ Raided by Authorities More sad times for Deutsche. Thoughts?...4
International Finance Corporation - Salary & Bonus - N/A
+2Which Valuation Technique for each sector in Equity ResearchAs the title implies, which valuation technique are generally more useful for each sector? More specifically, if one were to interview for an associate position and were asked the sector that most interests them, I presume they'd then be asked something along the lines of the type of valuation techn...4
Goldman Sachs - Interview - Private Banking
+17Top 7 reasons why dating in NYC sucksHi all, 30 year old male here. Moved from a (very big) Midwestern city during my quarter life crisis. Since then my career has achieved escape velocity averaging $20K/year increases in base pay. My career path is relatively low stress (software), highly engaging (for me), and provides tons of growt...36
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Generalist
+1Boeing Business InternHello All. I am currently seeking an internship with the Boeing Company in their finance department. I have just a few questions. 1. If you have interned with them in their Seattle location what type of work did you do as a business inter 2. How was the interview process? what type of questio...1
Toyota Motor North America - Interview - Autos
+4Investment Banks in 10 years - RankingHi guys! How do you think the landscape will change in the next couple of years? Will the Bulge Bracket be reduced to the US banks? Will the Europeans merge? How will the EBs be positioned? Which might fall from glory (as Greenhill did) as a result of the departure of founding partners? (th...25
Toyota Motor North AmericaToyota Motor North America, Inc. is a holding company of sales and manufacturing subsidiaries of Toyota Motor Corp. in the United States. Its services include government and regulatory affairs, energy, economic research, philanthropy, corporate advertising and corporate communications....
+1Northwestern for Management Consulting in AsiaI am a student at Northwestern planning to pursue a career in management consulting in the United States and potentially in Hong Kong or Singapore. I know that Northwestern is a major target for MBB (and most, if not all, consulting firms)'s Chicago offices, but what is its reputation like in Hong ...1
+1Deal experience on ResumeI'm several years into my career but need to update the resume for the first time since my summer analyst position.... any and all insight much appreciated - Do I remove highschool info and highschool internship info? - How do I talk about my current position (FO, deal teams, etc)? Do I list s...3
+1Real Time News Service Providers - Traders - who's on top these days ?Hello all, just checking in, wondering who is on top for real time trading news services these days. Besides Thomson Reuters.. for 2019 are people mostly using Benzinga Pro ? TradeTheNews ? ? StreetInsider ? Hav been with Tradethenews and Fly for years - but hearing a lot abo...1
+1STILL Open SA/Intern apps? anyone have a list of opening/open apps that aren't filled like IBD at this point? (preferably in Chicago/NY/LA)...1
BNP Paribas - Review - Equity Capital Markets
+2PIMCO 2019 Account Summer Analyst Has anyone heard back/applied for this position? The original deadline was Oct 20 and campus recruiting sent out an email saying I'd heard back no more than 4 weeks after the deadline. I just looked at the app again and it now says "early process deadline Oct 20" and "standard process deadline Nov 2...6
Brookfield Financial - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions
BNP Paribas - Salary & Bonus - Equity Capital Markets
Brookfield Financial - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions
+5Experience with Siris Capital?Anyone have exp with Siris Capital? Is this a high calibre / reputable shop? Currently an mbb consultant and being positioned by a recruiter for a role there. Had never heard of them. ...8
+3CFA - worth it for bankers?I'm a 1st year analyst in a MM in lev fin and am looking into taking the CFA this year. I've read a lot though that for banking and PE it's not really beneficial. I would be doing it against my banking hours too. The views of any experienced bankers and PE guys would be really helpful here in decidi...63
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Audit
+1How difficult is it to get a Consulting interview 1-2 years after B-School (as an IB associate)?Hello all, I will be applying to business schools in the Fall '19 season and am facing a slight dilemma. As other MBA hopefuls out there are aware, preparation for recruiting commences way before one actually matriculates as a student. Therefore, it is crucial to have a concrete idea of what one ...1
+1Industrial vs Power Utilities and Infrastructure vs NatRes - What to pick?So I will be interning at a BB this summer and I have been asked to select a team to go into. I have an engineering background so I am interested in going into a coverage team related to what I have studied (to help keep it interesting for me). Despite being early in my investment banking career, I ...1
Ernst & Young LLP - Salary & Bonus - Audit
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Generalist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
Lazard - Interview - Generalist
Cowen Group - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)
Cowen Group - Salary & Bonus - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)
0Thoughts on the Moelis NYC officeHey guys, Wanted to hear your thoughts on what experienced or heard of about the Moelis NYC office. I've read a lot about the LA office and their exit ops/culture/deal exposure, but not too much about New York. Would one expect it to be comparable? Any insight is appreciated....2
+4Low GPA, 700 GMAT Please review profileHi guys! Here is my profile, Backrgound: 25 y/o Male From Eastern europe(very small country) Working in P&G as a financial analyst for 2 years Stats: Undergraduate GPA around 2.0 GMAT 700 Please help me, how can i strenghen my profile? Should i get CFA or ACCA? Target schoo...9
US Army - Review - N/A
US Army - Salary & Bonus - N/A
Microsoft - Review - Generalist
Microsoft - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+2Profile Review for M7/T10GMAT: 750, IR7, W5.5 GPA: 3.45 Undergrad School: US News Top 30 Major: Engineering W/E: Four years in R&D for a much touted emerging tech (think IoT, 3D printing, AI etc.) Employer: Non-household name US F500 company ECA: Ongoing Leadership positions in a public school related non-profit and i...6
+1Blackrock Superday ACS 11/8/18 New YorkI had my superday for ACS summer analyst on 11/8/18 in New York, still haven't heard back yet. Anybody has heard back or any insight? ...5
+1Corporate Strategy/Development Associate role at a PE PortCoHello all, I currently work at PE consulting firm (similar to StepStone, Hamilton, TorreyCove) and have been attempting to transition into a more transactional role. I have a second round interview for Corp Strat/Dev and was curious about people's experience in similar roles. I don't have very mu...1
+6I got the title of "Investment Associate" but deep down I think i'm an Analyst at best?I have a feeling my current title may haunt me considering I'm not on a skill-level of an Associate. Should I tell my boss I want to remain an "Analyst"? I have increased responsibilities (which I can deliver) but I still suck (and don't have a clear idea) how I'm supposed to model sweat equi...21
+2More Info on GCA Advisors?Hello, I came across a tech focused investment bank called GCA Advisors, seems like they are located in SF. Anyone got more info on the bank?...10
+1From HF to PE with no prior banking experience Folks, Anybody has experience with moving from value investing HF to PE without prior banking experience? Went from no-name undergrad straight to HF thank to an unconventional background, but now 4 years in am looking to switch, but concerned about the structured pedigreed recruiting process for...1
0Commercial Banking--> Leveraged FinanceHello monkeys. I've accepted a job as a commercial banking analyst at a MM firm upon graduation with hopes of eventually breaking into lev. fin down the road, likely post-MBA. Is this is a feasible career path and what would be the best way to approach? Without giving too much away the bank I'm ...24
+1A good asset management softwareCan anyone suggest a good Asset Management software for SMEs? Visited SoftwareSuggest, Capterra but still confused!...7
+1Analyst NetworkingHey everyone, As a sophomore I've been networking a lot trying to put myself in a good position for summer 2020 because next summer didn't really come through for me. Anyway, I know a lot of IB analysts at the BB's and EB's and my question is: realistically if they like me and believe in me what...1
+1Should I give up on moving to IB front office?I graduated from University (UK) with a Law degree about two years ago. Since then I have worked for one of the big 4 and currently, work for a BB asset manager. I have been trying to move over to the IB world because I am sick of being pigeonholed into legal type roles. First of all,I am not a lawy...3
+24Finding time to date in your early-20s?Currently working around 60-70 hours in asset management and am putting in around 20-30 hours outside of work trying to grow a software company. I see my friends maybe once every couple weeks and it seems like they're all trying to get into a long-term relationship with the intention of settling dow...50
+1When Does Centerview Give BonusesHey all. Anybody know if centerview does winter or summer bonuses? I have been networking for a while and have come to find the best time to follow up is a few weeks after bonuses are given out. ...1
Goldman Sachs - Review - Investment Banking
Merrill Lynch Wealth Managment - Review - Private Wealth Management