What to Do Before Friday, December 19th at 5 PM NY Time

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BIWS Course Changes December 2014Easy: sign up for the modeling courses we offer before the prices increase by $100+.

Or, if you want to see more about what’s included first, keep reading because I’m giving away all the Excel files and PDFs within this article.

If you missed the announcement last week or the other email announcements, here’s the 20-second version:

  • The Financial Modeling Fundamentals course has been completely revamped and replaced with a new version that is 4x more in-depth, with 8+ new case studies.
  • The industry-specific modeling courses have been updated with full transcripts, quizzes and certifications, and a brand new case study based on more advanced modeling and a stock pitch.
  • As a result, prices on those courses are all increasing by $100 on Friday, December 19th (tomorrow) at 5 PM NY time.

If you sign up before Friday at 5 PM, you save $100+ and lock in free lifetime support and updates.

If you wait, you still get the lifetime support and upgrades but you will pay at least $100 more for the same courses.

Clarifications and What “Free Updates” Means… and All the Excel Files and PDFs

Why Financial Modeling Training is Broken – and How to Fix It and Learn More Than a 15-Year Managing Director

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Financial Modeling Training BrokenLet’s cut to the chase: the best financial modeling course ever created is almost complete.

If you sign up for it before December 19th you can save $100+ and get a good chunk of the course for free.

There have been major enhancements to many of our courses in the past year, ranging from transcripts and certifications to brand new case studies to, in the case of the Excel & Fundamentals course, a completely new course with 4x more material.

To get a free 3-part tutorial series on our new approach to “generalist” financial modeling – based on a case study of Jazz Pharmaceuticals – enter your first name and email address below:

And if you want a 3-part industry-specific tutorial series – based on a case study of Ultra Petroleum and the NAV model – enter your first name and email address below:

(If you’re reading this via RSS or email delivery, please click here to access the full post so you can sign up).

You’ll receive the first part of both tutorials starting today (Monday), the 2nd tutorial on Wednesday, and the final tutorial on Friday… and faster than that if you watch each video quickly.

Then, you’ll also get every Excel model, case study, and case study solution in the new Fundamentals course – but ONLY if you’ve signed up above.

What’s the Bad News?

Distressed Debt Investing at a Boutique Firm: Better Than a Bulge Bracket Sales & Trading Offer?

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Distressed Debt InvestingIn the post-financial crisis economy, most people would be ecstatic to get a single offer on any sales & trading desk of any bulge bracket bank.

Forget about the desk itself, the type of work, the group’s performance, or the team – just winning the offer should be an amazing turn of events, right?

Maybe not.

Years ago, the bulge bracket landscape seemed more attractive – with few restrictions on trading, sky-high paydays, and even more lucrative exit opportunities.

Today, though, it’s a tougher case to make… and boutique prop trading firms are looking like ever more attractive.

Our reader today went through this process himself, won multiple offers at both bulge bracket banks and boutique trading firms, and ultimately chose to join a boutique firm that focuses on distressed debt investing.

I’ll hand it over to him to explain why and how he chose the smaller firm – and what makes distressed investing so appealing:

Multiple Options on the Table