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Investment Banking FAQ: 25 Most Common Questions from Readers

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Investment banking is not the main discussion on this site, but since both of us worked as bankers before, we’d like to share some of the insider views on what banking is all about, what people do, the culture and hierarchy, top players and last but not least, how to break into this industry. Investment […]

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Investment Banking Analyst Program: Info for Sophomores and Juniors

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This article is dedicated to sophomore and junior college students thinking about an investment banking career. If you are a senior or recent graduate, please click here. Before we begin, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Stephanie, former banker and now author and publisher of a series of accounting and finance websites. I […]

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Investment Banking League Tables by Industry 2013

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Here is a summary of investment banking league tables by industry in 2013. The data is extracted from Thompson Reuters. Investment Banking League Tables by Industry 1. Overall Industry Ranking Financial Institutions topped the 2013 chart. The sector did especially well in bond offerings due to the active restructuring exercises among American and European banks […]

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Greenhill Careers & Interview Tips

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Are you considering to work in a M&A pure play or advisory only investment bank? Then Greenhill is for you. Take a look at the following guide on Greenhill Careers and interview tips. Greenhill Investment Bank: An Overview Greenhill & Co. is one of the classic elite boutique investment banks. It was founded in 1996 […]

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Evercore Careers & Interview Tips

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Are you considering a career or internship at an elite boutique investment bank? I hope you will find the following information on Evercore careers and interview tips helpful. Evercore: An Overview Evercore Partners is founded by Blackstone and U.S. Treasury veteran Roger Altman in 1996 and went public with a $83 million IPO in 2006. […]

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List of Boutique Investment Banks: The Top 10

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While most aspiring bankers are looking to join the bulge bracket firms, these boutique investment banks offer interesting opportunities. Are they worth pursuing, and which are the top firms in this niche? The List of Boutique Investment Banks to Watch this Year 1. Evercore Classic “elite” boutique investment bank. Multi-industry and advisory services and investment […]

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Bulge Bracket vs Boutique Investment Banks: Can David Win Goliath?

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In the good old days, aspiring bankers settled for nothing less than big-name investment banks. A boutique (or mid-market) investment bank… are you kidding? Fast forward to 2016. More people are now seeking smaller, boutique and middle market investment firms that may offer more job stability. This sage advice came from the Wall Street Journal […]

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Perella Weinberg Careers, Interview Tips & Salary Guide

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Perella Weinberg Partners were founded in 2006 by A-list rainmakers in the world of investment banking: 1. Joseph Perella, who made his name at First Boston (now Credit Suisse) in the 80s, founded Wasserstein, Perella & Co. in the 90s, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley in 2000s until the 2005 after the Morgan Stanley shareholder […]

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Houlihan Lokey Careers & Interview Tips

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Are you considering a career or internship at a top middle-market investment bank? I hope you will find the following information on Houlihan Lokey careers and interview tips helpful. Houlihan Lokey: An Overview Houlihan Lokey (a.k.a. Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, or HLHZ) is founded by Houlihan and Lokey in 1972. Houlihan and Lokey left […]

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Top Middle Market Investment Banks

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It is incredibly difficult to rank middle-market investment banks. I am not going to do that but instead list out the major players for everyone’s reference. If your favorite bank is not on the list, let me know in the comment section (please tell me why you think it should be here) and I will […]

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