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CFO Magazine: Robert Rostan on FASB’s proposed changes to repo agreement rules

Cleaning Up Balance Sheets, One Repo at a Time  A new accounting proposal could clear up CFOs’ uncertainty about where to book repurchase agreements. By Kathleen Hoffelder A new proposal by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) should eliminate the accounting allowances that made it easy for Lehman Brothers and MF Global to mislabel short-term […]

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Bloomberg Businessweek: Starz Takeover Looms as Malone Faces Low Value – Real M&A

“This is Malone and management’s way of saying Starz has a lot of value on its own,” said Training The Street’s Rostan, a former M&A analyst whose New York-based firm trains new hires at banks on mergers.

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Fox Business News: Scott Rostan on Citi’s Repositioning

    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2013703363001/citigroup-plans-to-cut-11000-jobs/?playlist_id=933116624001

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Reuters: Scott Rostan on Sprint Nextel’s assuming majority stake in Clearwire

Sprint Nextel assumes majority stake in Clearwire By Ben Berkowitz and Nicola Leske (Reuters) – Wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N) said it has acquired a majority interest in Clearwire Corp (CLWR.O) by buying a stake from the company’s founder. A similar attempt by Sprint to take control of Clearwire last week was scuttled by […]

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TTS CEO & Founder on 7 Hours vs. 7 Seconds: Job Preparedness for MBA Students

7 Hours vs. 7 Seconds: Job Preparedness for MBA Students It’s an all too familiar story. It’s 1995, and I’m at Merrill Lynch.  I find myself in the downtown office at 2:00 a.m. on a Thursday night staring at an Excel spreadsheet that doesn’t balance.  I keep trying to solve the problem, calculating and recalculating.  […]

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Online MBA Guest Post: Tips for the Investment Banking Interview and Hiring Process

Guest Post: Tips for the Investment Banking Interview and Hiring Process Wanda E Drummond  provides these tips for nailing an investment banking interview and navigating the hiring process in the uber-competitive market. Social Media Lock-Down: Invest time in setting up your Facebook security. Create different groups that will only have a limited view – no […]

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FINS: MBAs and Wall Street Still in Love

By Julie Steinberg M.B.A. students are still anxious to join the finance industry and more willing to consider jobs at boutique advisory firms and middle market investment banks, according to a new survey. When asked what type of firm would be their top employment choice, 27% of students said large financial institutions, down from 34% […]

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Survey: MBA Hiring Remains Strong Despite Downtick in Student Optimism: Bulge Bracket Banks Still Top Choice

Survey: MBA Hiring Remains Strong Despite Downtick in Student Optimism  — Bulge Bracket Banks Still Top Choice For MBA’s — NEW YORK, JUNE 26, 2012/PRNewswire – The vast majority of MBA graduates are still receiving competitive job offers, despite their increasing concerns about employment prospects. That’s one of the key findings of a new survey […]

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FINANCIAL TIMES – Ask the experts: Financial Training 2012

June 20, 2012 Della Bradshaw: FT Business Education Editor On the panel are: Scott Rostan: founder of Training The Street. Scott began his professional career as an analyst with Merrill Lynch´s M&A group in New York. After gaining transactional experience in a broad range of industries and with a wide spectrum of clients, Scott decided […]

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Financial Times – Changes come in response to criticism

By Della Bradshaw The crisis of 2008 and 2009 both posed a problem and created an opportunity for business schools and financial training companies. On the one hand, the top US MBA programmes were castigated because they educated some of the most powerful people in the banking industry, blamed for the crisis. On the other, […]

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