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We're Totally Living in a Simulation

Ever since I started writing for WSO again there has been one topic you guys have asked me to cover more than any other, and that is the notion that we're living in a...

WSO Happy Hour - Paris: Fri, 30 September, 8:00pm @ Biere et Malt

The WSO Happy Hour in Paris is back after the French summer break. Come join us for great beer, food, and conversation at Biere et Malt in Paris!

Date/Time: Friday,...

September 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
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WSO Happy Hour

Yale Outperforms Harvard Once Again

For the sixth year in a row, Yale's endowment has outperformed Harvard with its 3.4% investment gain.

These are the stats for Yale's Ivy League peers:


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Leon Cooperman Charged With Insider Trading

The former CEO of GS AM has been charged with insider trading over his buying and selling of Atlas Pipeline Partners.

"Cooperman allegedly used his status as one of...

WSO Happy Hour: Wed 9/28, 7pm @5th and Mad (formerly known as Galway Hooker)

The first WSO Happy Hour of fall season 2016 is upon us! Come join us for brews, food, and good conversation at 5th and Mad bar (formerly known as Galway Hooker--NOT the one...

Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp

Financial modeling is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of investment banks and other financial firms now have formal...

Five Ways Video Games Made Me a Better Investor

Instead of spending my free time outdoors, I, like many of you, spent my childhood playing video games. So how has that made me a better investor? There's at least five very...

Failure is NOT okay, plan B holding you back?

Interesting read from, a study found that back up plans can hold you back from achieving effort-based goals by reducing your motivation. According to Jihae Shin...

Why Does Nobody Talk About Equity Sales?

I don't think I have ever seen anything recent on this part of a BB . Surprising since it considered FO and that is what most on this forum want. What do you guys see as the...

AMA: Endowments, Foundations, & Asset Allocators

It's about time I do another post on here and rather than go into detail on a specific aspect of the industry I'm just going to open it up to a general AMA. The E&F (and...

Projecting out drugs that are in FDA approval process

Does anyone have experience with this / a template model? I'm having difficulty understanding how to make reasonable projections about drugs that are in Phase II or III and...

Be a WSO Social Chair & Help Host WSO Meetups in Your City

We've been getting more events posted lately (Paris/Atlanta/NYC) so let's keep the momentum going!

We are looking for 1-2 WSO members in major cities across the world...


There appears to be some demand for an HF AMA, so here goes... I believe this will be a communal effort with several people contributing, including myself.


9/23/16 - WSO Weekly Wrap Up

In case you missed them, here're some of last week's most popular topics:

Classic Diversity Rant
Post By @Fear The Bulge

Here we go again boys, a...

Rewind - Hedge Fund Case: Commodity Investing + Q&A

In case you missed our August 23rd webinar entitled Hedge Fund Case: Commodity Investing , have no fear. The full recording of the webinar will be available for free on the WSO...

September 23, 2016 - 8:00am to September 24, 2016 - 8:00am
Event type: 
WSO Webinar

a TRUE day in the life of an M&A investment banking analyst

9:30 am - Arrive to work and head straight to the break room in order to pick up a couple breakfast burritos and an OJ. Hang up my suit jacket and proceed to fist-bump my...

What are the best Industrials-focused PE firms?

Currently working on an industrials deal at my MM IB and absolutely loving it. Curious as to what the best industrials-focused PE firms are? I'd love to focus on this industry...

Small(er) town finance jobs

Hi everybody,

I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on this. I currently am working in lev fin but in the back of my mind am thinking about the future and raising kids...

Fact: Average Doctor makes way more than Average Finance/Banker

Even the average banker from an Ivy league makes less than a a majority of doctors. OK now lets get to business. ALL you finance/banker propenents say bankers can earn the most...

What are some "easier" investment banks in NYC to get into?

My gpa isn't the greatest (3.23) and I don't attend a target school but I'm still interested in getting into investment banking. What are some of the banks in NYC that have a...

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