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January 22, 2013
In Our Inbox: Investment Wanker Game

Got this gem in our inbox today. A little online game called “Investment Wanker”.


December 10, 2012
A #WIF Christmas Jingle: Bonus Claus Is Coming To Town

We got this #wheninfinance Christmas jingle in our inbox over the weekend with a note that read: “Now as you read this, just imagine the most senior MDs singing loud and clear whilst glaring towards the analysts around the room. Don’t know how that makes me feel.”




You better not sleep

You better not try

Just bust your ass

We’re telling you why

Bonus Claus is coming to town


He’s making a list

He’s checking it close

Gonna find out who’s hot and who’s toast

Bonus Claus is coming to town


He sees you when you’re resting

He knows when you’re awake

He knows if you’re at your desk

So show up, for appearance sake!


Oh’ pound on Excel

Make spreadsheets fly

Better go fast

We’re telling you why

Or Bonus Grinch is coming to town

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November 2, 2012
when my senior analyst said she’s taking the December CFA level 1 and she just cracked book 1 in October

At first I’m like:

Then she tells me she doesn’t have a calculator a month later and I’m like:

And then she tells me she has no idea how she can memorize more than 3 standard deviation numbers, and it’s November, and I’m like:

Credit: F/Valuation 

August 3, 2012
IB Analyst Consumes 500 Starburst in Eating Challenge

Forget Michael Phelps, we’ve got a new American champion on our hands. And it’s this guy:

Yesterday, we got wind from our friends over at Business Insider and Dealbreaker of an analyst in Houston who, in the great tradition of analyst degradation eating challenges, was attempting to eat 500 Starbursts in 12 hours for the prize of $500. The cherry-flavored Starburst on top was that he was streaming this entire event on UStream; it was appropriately listed in the Sports category.

Over the course of the challenge, the stream had over 13,000 views, and supporters—including WhenInFinance—joined the chatroom to cheer on Garrison.

We watched Garrison go through the sugar highs like Buster Bluth drinking juice, and the sugar crashes where he was sad, stressed, and licking a pretzel. In the end, he completed the challenge in a flurry of confetti, wrapped himself in an American flag, and drank a beer.

He ended the chat saying “vom time…heads up for the squeamish”, stuck his fingers down his throat, and threw up on camera while holding up the Hook Em horns.

We’re proud of you, Garrison.

#WIF Followers: What are some eating challenges you’ve attempted or forced upon your lowly interns and fellow colleagues? Send us your stories and pictures at

Garrison on a Sugar High.

Garrison crashing.

The final Starburst:


True patriot: victory beer wrapped in the American flag:

Garrison vomits. Hook ‘em.