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+1Bain Capital Ventures 2019 AnalystStarting this forum to see if anyone has updates on BCV's recruiting process for their 2019 full-time analyst position....2
+10What Do You Boycott?As I'm sure you've all heard by now, the[ Nike fiasco.](, people are calling for boycotts left and right of Nike products. Claiming Nike siding with Kap is them pushing an anti...32
+3D1 Capital Partners InfoHas anyone heard of D1 capital partners and have insight into culture, investment strategy and what type of backgrounds they take? So far only saw previous HF analysts but wondering if they only take former HF analysts or bankers?...9
PFM - Review - Generalist
Credit Suisse - Review - Equity Capital Markets
PFM - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
Credit Suisse - Salary & Bonus - Equity Capital Markets
+1Would Anyone Care to Review My PitchI've already accepted a FT HF offer, so at this point I'm focused less on generating ideas for interviews and more so on refining my existing process for when I start. Would anyone like to review one of my recent pitches from a process/logic/formatting/pacing/etc standpoint? Thanks...20
Wells Fargo and Company - Interview - Investment Banking
+1Two Offers - M&A (PUI) vs RE PEHi All, Long time subscribing and follower. Little background about myself: M&A at bulge bracket investment bank (PUI) and lots of financial modelling on deals/ bids etc, have always been based in UK Recently received two job offers in London (really grateful), and need help deciding OPTIO...5
+16Am I screwed if I don't have an offer for SA 2019?I don't have an SA offer for summer 2019 and it is now almost September. Am I totally screwed? Are all the banks full?...67
+3VC Sourcing (Healthcare)Any tips from the gurus in here as to the best method for sourcing start-ups? Looking at the healthcare field specifically, in the seed or Series A stage. Obviously sources like Pitchbook are helpful, but are there any overlooked and/or underutilized sources or methods that you have found beneficial...9
+1Business Engagement/Introduction Fees?Hello Fellow Monkeys, Been in the community on and off and have had some exposure to PE/VC within the past 5 years. Currently in Leveraged Finance/Financial Sponsors at a sizable MM IB shop. Within the past 6 months, I've leveraged my network to create some significant business engagements with ...1
Opus DevelopmentCommercial real estate development company....
+2Sanders introduces tax on low wage employers - He even called it the BEZOS ACT!From CNBC: "The bill, pointedly called the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies, or BEZOS, Act, is aimed at shaming companies like Amazon and Walmart, whose workers rely on public assistance."...7
Bank of Nova Scotia - Interview - Investment Banking
Jane Street Capital - Interview - Technology
+2The Art of the Handwritten NoteI never realized what skill my father had until my initial attempts at a flawless handwritten note, written without effort and visually appealing in style of handwriting/cursive and choice of pen used. For years my Aunt wrote to me in such grace and care, always handwritten. It definitely made a...2
PJT Partners - Review - N/A
PJT Partners - Salary & Bonus - N/A
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+1GSAM Americas client business Could anyone share some insight on this group? Have an interview for an analyst position on the pensions team. Thanks for your time. ...1
+2Obsessed with Bear StearnsSo, I go to a semi-target school and I am about to graduate. Some companies recruit and some don't. Bear Stearns doesn't. I have a full-time offer for a BB (think Citi, DB, JPM, CS) but I have always been really attracted to BS culture - entrepreneural spirit, fluidity between ranks, good promotion ...19
CS Technology
Wells Fargo and Company - Salary & Bonus - Commercial Banking
CleanChoice EnergyElectric Retailer offering 100% renewable energy products...
Lazard - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lazard - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions
+2Corp Dev/Strategy Summer Internships ? (Undergrad)anybody has a list of companies that hire summer interns (undergrad) for their corp dev/strategy teams? Thanks!...6
+23Best City To Live in is...What's your guys' opinion? Where is the best city to live in and why? Of course it depends on a ton of stuff: age, job, preference, etc... Mine is London but that's biased af because I spend most of my time there, if I visited NYC I'm pretty sure it would take the number one spot for me because ...84
+4Few Networking Questions(mods pls don't move this to job help, can be specific to industry.) Got some really good networking advice from some of yall this Summer, really appreciate that. Got a few more that have been on my mind as I've been making my list for some new people to reach out to this month. 1. What "le...9
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Corporate Banking
+3Profile evaluation: Bocconi MSF / LBS MiM or MFA / LSE MSc FinanceHi all, I'm planning to apply to several Masters and currently have narrowed the list down to: Tier 1: Bocconi MSF, LBS MFA or MiM, LSE MSc Finance Tier 2: HEC, SSE and Imperial, NES (Russian school) My profile: - Bachelor of Science in Economics (Finance track) from #1 Russian university in...27
JPMorgan Chase - Salary & Bonus - Corporate Banking
Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation - Review - Risk Management
Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation - Salary & Bonus - Risk Management
+5What are the on-job trade conversations in fixed income S&T?Hi guys, I've got a quick question to the guys on the fixed income sales desk (or trading). I wanted to know what are the conversations between the clients and sales (or sales -> traders) are when doing a trade. (I used to work as a FX sales, so let's say a lifer would come in and say 'buy 5...11
+1Baird Vs. Raymond James Vs. Oppenheimer My friend has 3 SA offers from the following banks. All of the offers are in their top groups. Which should she choose? Oppenheimer is in NYC office. RJ / Baird are Chicago. ...1
Related Companies - Salary & Bonus - Real Estate
+1A Guide to MBA RankingsAs you narrow down your round 2 school lists, you might be wondering how much emphasis you should place on business school rankings. These rankings are often a subject of much debate, especially since there are many and they differ widely. [US News and World Reports](
+16AMA: 1st Year Private Equity Analyst at a MF (KKR, BX, TPG, SLP, WP)Hey everyone - this forum has served me greatly over the past couple of years and so I thought I'd give back to the community. Given the lack of info on PE Analyst programs on WSO, I thought it would be helpful if I started an AMA. More info on myself: graduated from a target school and currentl...51
Bank of China - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+1to all AmericansThis question is for all Americans on WSO. I know that when you guys hear the word football, you automatically think of American Football. But what if someone was talking about soccer, but called it football? Would average people even realize that this is the name of soccer in other countries? Would...5
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Investment Banking
+1From Valuations / TAS / CF to IB?How likely can one move from CF/ ER/ RE/ Valuations/ TAS / AM directly to IB without an MBA? I come from a liberal arts background so I’m looking into doing an MSF. I’m hoping to get into one of the roles mentioned above after my MSF then transition to IB without doing an MBA. Thanks ...2
JPMorgan Chase - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
+1Why do MBAs seem to favor consulting more than banking nowadays?Take for example, Columbia's 2017 Employment Report. I heard CBS is a finance powerhouse... but the top 5 recruiters in 2017 were McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Amazon, and Deloitte! In fact, 55 students went to McKinsey and only 8 went to Goldman Sachs. In addition, why is the % of MBAs going to IB decre...3
CBRE - Review - Equity Capital Markets
Morgan Stanley Fund ServicesMorgan Stanley Fund Services (MSFS) was established in 2004 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, the global financial services firm. MSFS serves as a full service hedge fund administrator offering daily fund accounting; financial reporting; middle/back-office support; transfer agency serv...
Accenture - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)
CBRE - Salary & Bonus - Equity Capital Markets
DV Trading - Salary & Bonus - Fixed Income
+3Mid-career crossroads helpI'm at something of a career cross-roads. I'm ~30, been in the L/S industry for ~6 years with mixed success. Started out at a large fund, then joined and left two startups that didn't work out. In one of them I had directly managed capital and a really strong track record. Now I'm faced with a fe...12
+1Sourcing: Buyout PE vs Growth PE/VCTo those who have experience in one or both of the above fields, what are some differences in the way that these funds find new deals? * MF LBO shops vs MM/LMM LBO shops vs Growth shops vs VC shops? * Are deals typically sourced at the partner level, or the junior level? * For shops where it's ...3
+1Please Destroy My Resume, Looking For AdviceHello all- I am a second year analyst looking for advice on my resume. I am in investment banking looking to head over to the buy-side (off-cycle). Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!!...3
RBC Capital Markets - Review - Corporate Banking
RBC Capital Markets - Salary & Bonus - Corporate Banking
+2Should I change my major from finance to math if I love both subjects? Why or why not?Title. I love both math and finance, not sure what to do. I always thought finance was the no brainer, and even if I change my major to math I'd still want to work in finance, I took some math classes (statistics and business calc which is calc 1 pretty much) and loved them. Any advice/tips on how ...8
Lakeshore Capital
Brookfield Financial - Interview - Infrastructure
+2Networking from abroadHey all, I'm a current sophomore at a uni in continental Europe and will be attending a US target school this coming spring semester as an exchange student. Since I'll be there for the recruiting season, I'm interested in trying my luck at securing a SA 2020 position (dual citizen, no need for vi...1
+9When were you the asshole?We all like to think high and mighty of ourselves but there's always that one instance we should have handled a situation better. I know myself I've had several instances were I came in to situations increeeedibly cocky and arrogant and it'd tend to bite me in the bum more often than not. Defini...21
Texas Metal Casting Company
HSBC - Interview - Investment Banking
0MRED Rec Letter AdviceThis is a post I did a few days ago on the Business School Forum, posting here due to no replies Sup everyone I'm applying to a few schools for Fall 2019 and wanted to get some feedback on how I could go about asking my current boss for a letter of recommendation. I hope to be able to continue...1
+1Rec Letter AdviceSup everyone I'm applying to a few schools for Fall 2019 and wanted to get some feedback on how I could go about asking my current boss for a letter of recommendation. I hope to be able to continue working full-time while studying part-time but the MRED program I am shooting for is quite expensiv...1
+1MSF vs. MBACurrently in consulting looking to make the switch to IB. Weighing an MSF v. MBA. Wondering if doing a 1 year to 18 month program specializing in Finance will be better and help me make the switch sooner than a broader MBA. Thoughts?...2
+1Top Commercial Mortgage Brokers in DCCan anyone comment on the top 5 debt shops in Washington DC ranked by a mix of prestige, origination volume and interesting deals? ...2
Lincoln International - Review - Generalist
Lincoln International - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
+1Business Development in Investment Banking and ConsultingA few questions about BD roles at investment banks and consulting firms since there's very few threads on this topic and not much information elsewhere. I can't find much data on glassdoor for these roles, what could I expect in terms of salary at the entry level, associate level, VP level and MD...5
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Investment Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
+2How to track SA applications? With 2020 SA recruiting approaching in the next few months, I was wondering how you can track summer analyst applications while going to a non-target school. More specifically, how could I know when BBs, EBs, and MM firms open up their applications so I can apply as fast as possible. Also, any t...8
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Investment Banking
Bloomberg - Salary & Bonus - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)
+2Investment Banking Associates-Why did you leave?Alright-we see a lot of analyst stories on the forum. How about some Associate ranting as well? 1. Why did you leave? Was it the hours?People? 2. What Bank did you work at? EB /BB/MM? 3. How did you manage your health? Did you suffer and grind through it ? 4. How did you manage your relations...4
+3Mid career architect adviceLooking for a bit of career advice. I've been lurking off and on for a long time and thought that being active here would be a good start. I'm a 35 year old Architect with a wife and 2 small kids who is basically wants to make some "real" money vs the 75k I'm getting in a traditional arch. firm ...9
+6MSF Profile Evaluation: Class of 2020Hi everyone, Would like to get some feedback and suggestions on my profile and some schools that I am planning to apply for MSF programs (Summer/Fall 2019 intake). **Background:** * International (f-1 visa/Russia) * Bachelors from Florida public university (Class of 2018, Finance, 3.95 ...35
EY - Review - Assurance
+1How can you even survive in any megalopolis? Housing Opportunity Index dataI was comparing data for various metropolitan areas to get an idea of housing affordability in different cities and came across [the Housing Opportunity Index](( Despite knowing that SF/LA are one of ...1
EY - Salary & Bonus - Assurance
+2Technology in Hedge FundsHi folks, I am trying to get some meetings in hedge funds to introduce a new technology my team, and I have developed. Which person you think would be the best to contact in hedge funds and what would be the best approach? Thank you...7
+1Last minute advice on FT position in Deloitte S&O Hi, I'm just finished a Masters in strategy and I'm about to start a FT position in Deloitte S&O (Strategy and Operations) in a European office. Is there anything I should be revising or reading up on before heading in next week? (Other than general business news of course). Also what sk...1
TIAA CREF - Review - Investment Research
TIAA CREF - Salary & Bonus - Investment Research
0Jobs with an expunged recordHello everyone, Im currently in college and looking to continue o pursue my goal in Financial and Investment planning...However having had a problem a few years ago with the law I am concerned at what problems I may face down the road with my past. 2 months after I turned 18 years old in high schoo...14
+1Island Bwoy with a heavy Jamaican Accent trying to land a job in finance, cant even land a internship. Any advice?Non target, Senior,GPA 3.6, Major finance, No internships only been living in the US (CT) 2.5 years. 0 network. Need advice to land a job in finance. Working full time at walgreens ...2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Investment Banking
+1TD Securities IBD New YorkHey everyone, Just wanted to see if anyone had insight on TD Securities in NYC. Last threads were posted years ago, and I know they've built up the NYC office since then. I'm specifically interested in the Corporate & Investment Banking Group, which appears to be their version of a Coverage gro...1
+1Recommended ReadingHello monkeys, As I am gearing up to start interviewing for equity research jobs, I am wanting to read some books to have a better understanding of investing and the markets. A little background on me, I am a CPA working in big 4 audit trying to break into ER. I have recently started reading Secu...4
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions
BBVA - Salary & Bonus - Strategy
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Mergers and Acquisitions
Goldman Sachs - Review - Securities
Oppenheimer - Review - Generalist
Goldman Sachs - Salary & Bonus - Securities
Northern Trust - Review - Consulting
Oppenheimer - Salary & Bonus - Generalist
Northern Trust - Salary & Bonus - Consulting