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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. Tell me about yourself. Tell me a joke. (Make sure it is clean) Why sales & trading? Why are you passionate about the markets? What is the square root of .1? If we gave you the offer right now, what would you say? Why this firm? What other firms are you interested in? Who is our CEO/Chairman? What is our market cap? What is our stock price? Equity or fixed income? Why should we hire you over the other 100 candidates we are going to interview this year? Who do you know at this firm? Sales or trading? What makes a good sales person? What makes a good trader? Name 3 sectors that you are long. Name 3 sectors you are short. Name a stock in each sector in the two questions above. Give me 3 stocks you are long. Give me 2 stocks you are short. Why business school? Why Stern? What's your favorite class? Teach me something from that class. What was your grade in that class? Do you like Stern? What do you like/dislike? Where are the S&P 500, DJIA, and NASDAQ? What are the percent increase/decrease YTD? Last 12 months. Last 3 years. Same questions as #25 for FTSE and NIKKEI. How do you stay up to date with the markets? Name 3 things you read in the paper today and tell me why they are important to the markets. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be? What is libor? What is libor's current level? What is spot? What is a forward rate? Draw today's yield curve: 3m, 6m, 2yr, 3yr, 5yr, 10yr, 30yr. Describe yourself. How would a friend describe? How would you boss describe? What kind of manager do you like? How do you work in teams? Describe a time when you worked successfully in a team. Describe a time when you worked successfully as a leader. Name 3 traits to describe yourself. Name 3 strengths. Name 3 weaknesses. Why wouldn't we hire you? If I gave you 1 million dollars, how would you invest it? What's the safest possible investment in today's markets? What role does the housing market play in the economy? Where is the economy going? Why? What was the most recent unemployment, consumer confidence number, housing starts, personal spending etc. etc. number? (know all recent economic data points) What do these data points mean for the economy? Based on this, where would you invest? (do your recommendations for stocks and sectors etc. jive with your assessment of the economy?) Name a fixed income product you would recommend me buying. What factors control currency exchange rates? What is duration? What is the duration formula? How does it work? What is Black-Scholes? What are the main components of B-S? What is 13/16? Here are three sectors (Paper, Defense, Tobacco, Technology, Software, Healthcare, it could be anything). Are you long or short and why? What is the biggest risk you've ever taken? What's your biggest failure? What's the most important thing to you? How has b school changed your life?
why not? What do you think the FED will do at the next meeting and why? What did the FED do at the last meeting? Do you agree with the FED's actions? How can the government influence the economy? If you couldn't do sales & trading. What are your short/long term goals? 91. DJIA etc. Tell me what a trader does. How does inflation affect the bond market? The stock market? 96. 74. 94.60. What is CAPM? Why is it useful? 93. Brit. which train is closer to NYC? view the answer What is the sum of integers from 1 to 100? view the answer . If he chooses the bonus based on homeruns. Afterwards. How would you value this option at the beginning of the season? 95.000 per homerun that he has hit over the season. Where are the following currencies trading? Euro. third and why? 89. 66. How do you value a company? 87. If you haven't done an informational here. what is your favorite thing at school? 97. 70. 90. Outside of classes. 80. Why did you change jobs from abc to xyz? 81. Three hours later. 72. What do you think of affirmative action? 77. in the next year? Why? If interest rates drop 20 basis points. 62. 65. If you had a day to do anything you like. Assume there's exactly 2000 miles between LA and NYC. 69. 67. 86. When they meet. The baseball player will have to make the choice between either bonus structure halfway through the season. Tell me something you've quit. What interests you outside of work? 83. Name a time when you've sold something. 71. 68. what do you look at first. Sterling. Yen. Have you ever dealt with an ethically ambiguous situation? What did you do? 92. A customer gives you a buy order which you complete. what would you do? Name the best party you've ever been to. what would you do? Where do you see the S&P 500. a train leaves from LA heading towards NYC at 200 MPH. Why would you pick our firm over the other firms that you are interviewing with? 100. natural gas or gold? 79. What is the dow jones industrial average? How does it work? 85. he will get paid $166. What is the price of oil. 84. she/he claims it was a sell order what do you do? 98. What is the yield curve? What motivates you? What is your least favorite class? What's your biggest accomplishment? Give me an example of something quantitative you've done in the past. 61. second. What makes you unique? 76. Do you have any questions for me? Interview Brain Teasers: Interview Brainteasers A train leaves from NYC heading towards LA at 100 mph. What's your favorite sport? 82. 63. What do you think of the president? 78. Where do you think interest rates are going? Does this always depend on the FED? 99. When you look at a company's financials. A sports player (let's say baseball) will have the option to get paid a fixed bonus (let's say $5 million) or a bonus based on how many homeruns he has hit over the course of a season. What ratios do you use when valuing a company? 88. Walk me through your resume. how much does a zero coupon 2yr bond's increase/decrease? 75. 64. 73.
gov http://www. it provides detailed research reports on the firms you are interviewing with. it may be lighter or heavier than the rest.A snail is climbing up a 10 foot pole. Student subscriptions are available to both. it gives you updated research for your longs and shorts for your interviews and 2. Websites: Financial News and Research http://www. What is the implied forward rate from year five to year ten? view the answer Resources Valuable Resources Offline Resources: Students interested in sales & trading should subscribe to both the Wall Street Journal and Barron's at a minimum. While it sleeps at night. What is the minimum number of socks you need to take out to guarantee a matching pair? view the answer You are given a scale and a set of 12 marbles.com/investments http://www. When does it reach the top of the pole? view the answer Your sock drawer contains 8 red socks and 11 blue socks that are otherwise identical.com/money http://www.com . The light is broken and you must select your socks in the dark.msn.Market Data area is great to quickly update yourself.quicken.bloomberg. http://cnnfn.thestreet. view the answer From the term structure of interest rates you see that the five-year spot rate is 10% and the ten-year spot rate is 15%.federalreserve. it slides down by 1 foot.capitaliq.usatoday.gov/fomc/beigebook/2003v http://www. Identify and discard the different marble using the scale a maximum of 3 times. it climbs 3 feet per day.hoovers.com . and determine whether it is heavy or light. One of the marbles is a different weight. Government http://www.yahoo.com http://www.sec.sec.com http://www.htv . Online Campus Library: The Investext database of research reports available from any terminal on campus is very useful for a couple reasons: 1.com http://finance.com http://www.federalreserve.com http://moneycentral.gov http://www.Get your password from OCD.gov/edgarhp.
Skills What are the attributes of someone who is successful in sales & trading? • • • • • • • • • • • Team-oriented Analytical and quantitative Entrepreneurial Attentive to detail Quick to process information and make decisions Interested in current events. are typically the Wall Street investment firms like Goldman Sachs.com/Markets_EQ.nber. On the buy-side.a. passionate about finance and investing Understanding of the economic movements and trends Ability to communicate quickly. where information and capital are fused into trades. trading floors are large open rooms with many people packed closely together with a myriad of computer screens. Each floor is one small part of an enormous global market. no.creditsights. Salespeople and traders must be able to understand current events.bankofny. Typically. communication. financial news and economic fluctuations Interested.com http://www. Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase.bankofny. tickers and televisions pumping out information to the salespeople and traders.org Fixed Income http://www. a. there are a wide range of firms.bonds-online. work in an environment unlike any other in American business. Your first visit to a trading floor may be overwhelming.asp . hedge funds. carefully Ability to sell an idea Fun to be around . client management and strategy in action. these firms manage assets for clients and make investing decisions based on market movements. retirement vehicles.org http://www. buy and sell secondary securities for themselves and for clients and generally provide liquidity to the market.k. Here you will see teamwork.asp . Like any market.org http://www. economic indicators and financial data. Much of the advice and information on this site is directed towards sell-side firms.com Derivatives http://globalmarkets. the economy or individual stock stories. stress management. formulate opinions and then make split second decisions upon which millions of dollars may rest. sometimes nearly incomprehensible orders. there are buyers and sellers. Sellers. who work on trading floors. Generally. the floor itself is a processing center. Traders and salespeople may be yelling back and forth. insurance companies and mutual funds to name a few.tcb-indicators.descriptions of equity derivatives products Job Functions and Skills People.Descriptions of interest rate derivative products http://globalmarkets.conference-board.Economic http://www. These firms originate securities.com/Markets_IRD. sell-side firms. In a sense.
Overall. i. the day begins with a morning call where research analysts provide insight that could be valuable for the day ahead. Traders don't typically leave their desks. Sometimes. Some salespeople may be more transactional. Some traders are taking proprietary positions. Equity research analysts are generally divided into sectors. current events and how they are all intertwined are crucial traits of a successful trader. purchasing trends. tax and accounting implications among other things. when someone says "research. They are working the phones and the computer screens all day long. . a sell-side firm relies on its analysts to issue "buy" and "sell" recommendations and to provide direction on the markets and the economy as a whole. attempting to get a clear idea of where a company is headed. providing liquidity to the market. Research Again. Most salespeople will spend most of their day on the phone. helping clients more in and out of trades all day long. a trader manages risk in order to ensure the trade is profitable. the economy and market trends. Research analysts provide much of the "thinking" that goes on within the markets. Generally speaking. fixed income. Or. the role of a researcher could vary depending upon which markets the researcher is focused. economic factors. analysts spend much of their day modeling cash flows and completing in-depth analysis of a particular company. Some traders are market making. Most clients are anxious to hear what is going on in the markets. On Wall Street. Unlike salespeople and traders. In New York. When the markets are quiet. Once a trade has been made. the announcement of an economic indicator can move markets drastically in one direct or another and clients will be pounding the phones to get in or out of an investment decision. the salesperson will have client meetings or have conferences to attend with clients. new product launches. depending on the products and the market with which the salesperson is involved. Trading Like the role of a salesperson.So what do you want to do once you reach a trading floor? Sales Salespeople act as the liaison between the firm and the investor. there are several types of research: individual equity. the economy. Some sales people may be responsible for providing clients with access to research and research analysts. Analysts look a multitude of factors that may contribute to a company's performance: progress of a traditional line of business." it usually means equity research. Again. the mornings are very busy. Slight fluctuations in the market can have a serious impact on a trader's P/L and therefore most traders keep their eyes glued to the screens all day long. Salespeople must remain up to date on current events. The daily routine for a salesperson changes from desk to desk. because clients are constantly interested in hearing new perspectives as to what is happening in the market. entry of new competitors. On many desks. Some sales positions will require traveling while other positions may be less travel-related. cash flows.e. they could be speaking to salespeople or clients about their opinions and insights. traders may be calling salespeople and other traders to get a feel for what is going on. When research analysts aren't analyzing something. Salespeople are tasked with building strong relationships with their clients in order to develop and grow business. focusing on a specific industry. the role of a trader can vary greatly depending on the market in which the trader trades. traders typically dictate the prices that salespeople may release to clients. a sound and intuitive feel for the markets. essentially risking their firm's capital in order to generate revenue. traders must react rapidly and explosively in order benefit from market movements. Sometimes. When they are busy. Some traders are using financial models and other software applications in order to price complex financial instruments such as derivatives. economic and quantitative. On a trading floor. they could be speaking with a company's management. The salesperson must work with the client and the trader in order to execute any new decisions that the client may make.
Choudhry Derivatives • • • Options. Fabozzi The Bond and Money Markets. Das Valuation of Interest Rate Swaps and Swaptions. Panics and Crashes. Michael Lewis Interviewing • • Heard on the Street. Futures and Other Derivatives. Lowenstein Manias. Bruck The Education of a Speculator. Bernstein Den of Thieves. Malkiel Paving Wall Street. Rolfe and Troob When Genius Failed. Nicholas Bond & Fixed Income • • • The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities. Lefevre Monkey Business. Fabozzi Links to Firms • ABN Amro Banc of America Barclays Bear. Bernstein Against the Gods. Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews. Auletta Equity & Markets Theory • • • A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Kindleberger Greed and Glory on Wall Street. Timothy Falcon Crack Vault Guide to Finance Interviews. Niederhoffer Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. Bhatawedekhar and Vault staff Journalistic/Historic • • • • • • • • • • Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street. Buetow. Joseph G. Miller Market-Neutral Investing : Long/Short Hedge Fund Strategies. Fabozzi Fixed Income Mathematics.Reading List Must-Reads • Liar's Poker. Hull Swap & Derivative Financing. Stearns BNP Paribas Citigroup Credit Suisse . Stewart The Predators' Ball.
Our goal is to educate first-year students about the sales.nyu. provide equity capital to publicly quoted companies. private equity firms usually add value to the company they finance through active participation. The events allow students to interact with recruiters and members of the firms to establish contacts. such as private investments in public equity (PIPEs) and leveraged-buyout firms (LBOs). the Sales. Mock Interviews: The hardest part about working on Wall Street is getting your foot in the door! The Sales. Office Hours: Sales. Trading & Research Club Are you considering working on Wall Street? Are you a career switcher who enjoys thinking quick on your feet and finds the markets interesting? If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and interacting with people. We also have panels of speakers. Other exciting events included a mock trading session. JP Morgan Chase Lehman Brothers Merrill Lynch Morgan Stanley TD Securities UBS Stern Sales. turnaround or revitalize a company.Deutsche Bank Goldman. a spectrum of Private Equity. They offer personal insights and answer questions. buy into a business. alumni cocktail party and tours of major trading floors. individual mock interviews. Further. come to discuss different areas of the industry. buy out a division of a parent company. Here are a few things that we offer our club members: • • • • • • Resume Book: Our resume book is distributed to all the major Wall Street firms. However. trading and research. social events and panels with most major investment banks. This resume book is used as the primary recruiting source for the first-year students pursuing a summer internship in sales. For example. Private equity firms are private partnerships or closely-held corporations funded by limited partners (LPs). private equity firms invest in companies that represent the opportunity for a high rate of return typically within five to seven years. ranging from Associates to Managing Directors. Recruiting Events: One of the most important aspects of sales. foundations. We'll make sure you know everything you need to know about the market. Trading & Research Club prepares you for the interviewing process though intensive. while many of the late-stage private equity firms require stable and large cash flows companies. trading and research industry. Private Equity commonly provides equity capital to enterprises not quoted on a stock market. Speakers: We invite employees from every major investment bank to visit campus and discuss their experiences with our members. taking higher risks with the expectation of higher rewards. Sachs & Co. Club Officers will also hold educational events in order to teach club members what will be expected of them in the interview and internship process. Last year we sponsored cocktail receptions. As pools of capital. Trading & Research Club could be for you. OVERVIEW TO PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL As an alternative investment strategy. trading and research is gaining valuable contacts.edu. expand. Trading & Club Club Officers make themselves available once a week during the recruiting season in order to answer questions and assist club members in the recruiting process. Other Educational Events: The Club organizes discussions with professors as well as industry experts to expose club members to different trends and movements in the industry. endowment funds. For example. some LBOs use private equity to take publicly quoted companies private. so you feel confident going into the interview season. early-stage private equity firms generally finance rapidly growing companies. such as private and public pension funds. You may contact us at stclub@stern. and successfully prepare you for the summer internship process. . Private equity firms look to start up.
Funds of Funds: A fund set up to invest in a selection of private equity funds. Mezzanine securities are junior subordinated debt with equity warrants. Click on the link that most interests you. Many transactions are generally management-led buyouts. which are the purchase of companies in cooperation with the current management. They may be able to provide investors with a route to investing in particular funds that would otherwise be closed to them. Venture capital is an important source of equity for start-up or early-stage companies.growco. less liquid issuers in certain industries. as well as the general partners (GPs) who manage the private equity firms. and generally are used to finance leveraged buyouts or to provide late (bridge) financing for venture-backed companies.com/aboutnvca. The Glossary of Private Equity and Venture Capital: http://vcexperts. Mezzanine level financing can take the structure of preferred stock.nvca. distressed investing offers investors the opportunity to earn high. which in turn invest the capital in suitable in suitable portfolio companies. middle market companies using a control-oriented strategy that focuses on the debt of smaller. Distressed investments are made in the debt of operationally sound.asp Resources for Entrepreneurs and Investors: http://www.nvca. Mezzanine Funds: Mezzanine financing is a niche component of the private equity market. rapidly growing companies that have the potential to develop into significant economic contributors.com/members. but financially distressed. PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL LINKS SPEC has put together a list of links and articles for individuals interested in a career in private equity and venture capital. Leveraged Buyouts: A leveraged-buyout (LBO) is a strategy involving the acquisition of a company using a combination of equity and debt (bonds or loans). risk adjusted returns. Fund of funds are specialist private equity investors and have existing relationships with firms. For a small institutional investor investing in a fund-of-funds can help spread the risk of investing in private equity because the capital is invested in a variety of funds.html Venture Capital Firm Directory: http://www. and funds-of-funds. Further. The private equity industry is comprised of venture capital firms (early-stage investors).com/vce/library/encyclopedia/glossary. convertible bonds or subordinated debt. the acquiring company uses its own assets as collateral for the loans in the hope that future cash flows will cover the loan payments. Venture Capital: Venture capital firms invest alongside management in young. Distressed Investing Funds: A fund that buys securities in distressed investments.html . foreign investors. such as highyield bonds in or near default. leveraged-buyout firms (late-stage investors). wealthy individuals. In general. Investments usually range between $1 million and $20 million. or equities that are in or near bankruptcy. and often involve syndicates of venture capital firms investing together.com/ National Venture Capital Association: http://www.corporations. mezzanine capital funds. with the goal of achieving high returns at bargain prices. distressed investing funds.
private-equity. 7.assetnews. 3.com/html/home.edu/berkley/ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVATE EQUITY 1.to long-term time period to show a return. 6. The chart below depicts the spectrum of investments available to private equity funds.privateequityweek.stern.com/ Private Equity Firm Directory: http://www.com http://www.uk/ European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association: http://www.org/ Academic Focus Point for Entrepreneurship and VC Research http://w4.org. There are a variety of investment strategies used by private equity funds.pdf http://www.htm Private Equity News: http://www. Committed capital is "called" as needed from investors over approximately 5 years and returns are typically distributed between the third and tenth years. 5. What is Private Equity? Private equity is the ownership stake that results from an investment in a private company or a public company that is taken private.http://www.vfinance.com/index.com/ http://www. Private equity funds can be invested in venture capital investment opportunities or in growth equity and leveraged-buyouts/management-buyouts (LBO/MBO) investment opportunities.cfm?page=private_equity http://www.nyu. • . These vehicles are illiquid and require a medium. What is Private Equity? Who invests in Private Equity? Why do institutional investors invest in Private Equity? What would preclude individuals from investing in Private Equity? Why are the returns in Private Equity typically higher than those in the public markets? How are Private Equity fund managers compensated? How to position yourself for a career in Private Equity? What is the typical Private Equity Associate job description? 1. It is called private equity because the shares held by the investor group are not available to the public.yvcs.privateequityonline.privateequity.efinancialnews. nor are they traded on any public stock exchanges.com/ventcap. • Private equity investments are typically made through partnerships or limited liability companies. 4.asp Private Equity and Venture Capital Database: http://www.ventureeconomics. 8.com/ Young Venture Capital Society http://www. 2.evca.com/downloads/pub/Web_Sample_PEA.
Currently. on average. An institutional investor will allocate 2% to 3% of their institutional portfolio for investment in alternative assets such as private equity or venture capital as part of their overall asset allocation. Why do institutional investors invest in Private Equity? Institutional investors allocate portions of their assets to private equity because: • • Historically. BACK TO QUESTION LIST 4.CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE BACK TO QUESTION LIST 2. BACK TO QUESTION LIST 3. have outperformed publicly traded securities. with the balance coming from endowments.e. What would preclude individuals from investing in Private Equity? Private equity investments are not for everyone. banks. Private equity returns have a relatively low correlation to public equity or fixed income returns and can therefore act as a diversifier to other asset classes in a portfolio. . private equity investments have long-term returns that. over 50% of investments in venture capital/private equity comes from institutional public and private pension funds. foundations.. The nature of the investment requires careful consideration because an investment in private equity: • Is illiquid (i. insurance companies. individuals and other entities who seek to diversify their portfolio with this investment class. not readily convertible into cash). Who invests in Private Equity? Typical investors in private equity funds include institutional investors.
S. However. given the limited number and relatively small size of the private equity firms. After graduate business school. or Energy may play an important role in positioning yourself for a spot at an industry specific private equity firm. the lower the risk. or specific industry expertise is often preferred. Deal execution experience is sometimes a requirement. which is essential in getting the offer. Why are the returns in Private Equity typically higher than those in the public markets? In the world of investing. while late-stage buyout or mezzanine firms tend to prefer individuals with a stronger financial and investment acumen. and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. This is referred to as a preferred return. while some of the more well-known private equity firms usually tend to invest in large cap companies and are frequently on the spotlight. How are Private Equity fund managers compensated? The General Partners (GPs) have two sources of income: an annual management fee and a carried interest. in reality there are thousands of firms in the U. the GP will guarantee a minimum Internal Rate of Return (IRR) to the Limited Partners (LPs) before sharing in profits.. Do Your Due Diligence: Understanding each firm's investment strategy and becoming familiar with the portfolio companies before contacting the firm is crucial. accounting or consulting firm. Consumer Products. BACK TO QUESTION LIST 7.5% of total capital commitments to the fund. Significant industry experience such as Technology. the lower the return. rates of returns correlate well with rates of risk: the greater the risk. Asia and Latin America.• Requires an extended capital commitment for up to 10 years. excellent analytical and problem solving skills. BACK TO QUESTION LIST 5. How to position yourself for a career in Private Equity? Positioning yourself for a career in private equity can be a difficult task as only a select few are hired each year. Europe. In some cases. a high level of drive. Select a Stage: The first step is to determine your stage preference. Media. The annual management fee is generally between 1. Healthcare. and you must start early to narrow your focus. Financial Institutions. Industrials. While there is no typical professional background. others on middle-market companies.5% and 2. the carried interests of top-performing venture capital firms can reach 25% to 30% of profits. while the carried interest has been historically 20% of profits. a career in private equity usually begins as an Associate. which is a more common feature of buyout funds than it is of venture capital funds. Early-stage or venture capital firms place more emphasis on operating experience and less on financial modeling. • Begin the Process Early: While you usually read about one or two dozen private equity firms in the news. Focus on an Industry: Direct experience and/or knowledge in a specific sector can only play to your benefit when competing for a position. Some firms focus on certain sectors • • • . investment bank. It takes time to build relationships with industry professionals. Private equity investments are among the most risky investments. previous experience at a leading private equity group. the greater the return. BACK TO QUESTION LIST 6. The skills that are important for success in this field are demonstrated leadership. energy and initiative. Some private equity firms focus on small cap companies. SPEC has put together a preliminary checklist. To assist you in positioning yourself.
Mumbai and Beijing. are located in major cities (i.3165 Private Equity Finance B40.5 credits) (1. interacting and establishing rapport with third party due diligence partners and company management teams. New York. Draw upon your family. Private Equity B40. building financial models. ongoing portfolio management. Join SPEC and Take an Active Role: One of the best ways to meet private equity professionals is through our events.).e. Red Herring. To learn more about private equity. friends. workshops. as well as in major European cities such as Paris. they are usually located in Miami. Atlanta. Frankfurt. typically near to the industries they focus on and/or to financing sources.5 credits) (1. Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires.S.3361 Entrepreneurial Finance B40. Read Industry Publications to Follow Trends and News: Positions often become available when new firms are organized or when money is raised by existing firms. former colleagues.5 credits) (1. For Energy: Oil and Gas Investor or Oil and Gas Financial Journal. For Healthcare: Bioscience Technology or Bio IT World. etc. Asia and Latin America. What is the typical Private Equity Associate job description? Typical responsibilities of an associate will include assisting in the evaluation. for Technology: Wired..2327 Managing Growing Companies • • • (3 credits) (1. read key publications such as the Daily Deal. BACK TO QUESTION LIST 8. firms are mainly in Hong Kong. Private Equity Analyst and eFinancialNews. Be Geographically Flexible: The Club maintains relationships with companies in the U. etc. firms are located in London. For example. valuing businesses under different scenarios.3198 Bankruptcy and Reorganization B40.EMT B40. Spring symposium. financial structuring and execution of private equity investments and divestitures. Houston. If you are focusing on industry specific funds it is important to be in tune with the deal flow and current trends by reading industry publications.5 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) . including monitoring company performance and drafting quarterly valuation and situation reports. Boston. Washington DC. identifying portfolio company add-on acquisitions. • Networking is an Essential Tool: The best way to get in front of private equity professionals is to be introduced by someone whom they know and respect.2304 Restructuring Firms and Markets B65. Buyouts. Milan. Mexico City. Private Equity Online. among other tasks. San Francisco. Scientific American or Popular Science. In Asia. screening business plans. you will have more exposure to network with several leading private equity professionals. As an active member.5 credits) (1.and prefer to recruit individuals that are specialized or have specific industry expertise. while in Latin America.3169 Topics in Corporate Finance B40. alumni mixers. classmates. In Europe. Technology Review. Europe. and the NYU Stern alumni network for introductions. Dallas. Madrid/Barcelona. ACADEMICS: NYU STERN COURSES The SPEC has put together an indicative list of courses for students interested in taking courses related to Private Equity and Venture Capital. Private Equity and Venture Capital firms rarely take a chance on hiring an "unknown" candidate.S.3176 Topics in Investments B40. This will involve financial and industry due diligence. NYU Stern faculty. drafting term sheets and committee memoranda.3145 Investment Banking and Private Equity . and guest speaker series panels organized by the Stern Private Equity Club. Many private equity firms in the U.
5 credits) (1.2160 B55.B65.2160 Advanced Topics in Negotiations Please refer to the "New York University Bulletin 2006-2007 .5 credits) (1.5 credits) (3 credits) (1.5 credits) (1.3148 Social Venture Capital B65.3335 Foundations of Entrepreneurship B65.2130 Corporate Venturing B65.3320 Managing Change Managing High Performing Teams Advanced Topics in Negotiations Managing Investment Funds (3 credits) (1.The Leonard N.5 credits) (1.2353 B65. Stern Graduate Finance Club Resources Resources Interview Preparation Materials • • • • • Accounting Concepts Accounting Prep Training The Street Valuation Prep Lehman Introduction to Investment Banking Interview Questions Pool by Interviewpoint Research and Hunt for Finance Jobs • • • Research Finance Jobs (use your netID and password to log in) Finance Jobs on HotJobs Finance Jobs on Monster Bloomberg Training • Getting Started with Bloomberg . Stern School of Business" for a detailed description of each course.5 credits) (3 credits) (3 credits) (1.3373 New Venture Financing B40.2128 Social Entrepreneurship B65.5 credits) Venture Capital B40.3173 Venture Capital Financing B40.2351 B65.
nyu.Distressed Investing • Professor Altman's Slides on Investing in Distressed Companies Useful Links • • • Damodaran Online .nyu.Professor Damodaran's Corporate Finance Website RGE Monitor .firstname.lastname@example.org/~adamodar/ . • SWIB/GFA Financial Planning Event Slides http://pages.stern.Login to access Wetfeet Guides and see where MBA2s spent their summer. List of Smaller Banks • Smaller Banks SWIB/GFA Financial Planning Event Please contact Stephanie Lee (stephanie.edu) for the handouts.Professor Roubini's Global Economics Website OCD .
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