Category Archives for Investment Banking

Bulge Bracket vs Elite Boutique Investment Banks

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People talk about bulge bracket vs elite boutique investment banks. But what exactly are they? These are investment bank jargon used to classify investment banks in 3 subgroups. The Bulge Brackets The investment banks in the “bulge brackets” are the biggest, most high profile and likely the most profitable (well, except in 2008) within the […]

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Investment Banking League Tables 2014

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To an outsider, investment banking league tables could mean a lot of things. For bankers especially banking analysts, we know the “truth” when we shamelessly tweaked the charts to ensure our firm stay in top 3 in any league tables… … then when I switched to work for my client I realized that the CEOs […]

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Top 10 Investment Banks by “Prestige”

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If you are serious about an exciting career at the top 10 investment banks, take some time today to research on the following “A-list” in investment banking. The traditional “bulge-bracket” investment banks have been seriously shaken up — quite a few have been rescued by their lesser-known competitors, and one spectacular bankruptcy. So who are […]

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Morgan Stanley Careers & Interview Tips

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Do you want to work in a bank that rewards people with a lot more than dollars: the culture, the career opportunities, and the type of work? Then Morgan Stanley is the right place for you. Morgan Stanley: An Overview New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses: Institutional securities, […]

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Investment Banking News and Updates: Your 5 Best Sources

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Here is my list to get best-quality investment banking news if you would like to stay updated with the latest i-banking trend. You can find: The latest development of the investment banking field Current competitive landscape Biggest issues faced by the industry Action of the movers and shakers 5 Best Places for Investment Banking News […]

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Investment Banking Resume Keywords

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In the previous post, I highlighted my favorite action verbs for resumes that drastically improve the tone, personality and likeability of you as a candidate. Let’s see how we can further customize it for the investment banking job. Who Read Your Resume — Bankers or HR? We have to understand who are going to read […]

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My Investment Banking Interview Questions and Answers: See How I Got My Final Round with Ease

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Below is an example of my investment banking interviews and answers with a bulge-bracket firm. This is an attempt to show you how I put my interview secrets in practice to achieve success. The following is a campus interview. It took place in my college in the beginning of the school year. Investment Banking Interview […]

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24 Investment Banking Interview Questions that Get You 95% Covered

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Here are some of the most common investment banking interview questions, together with tips on how to package the answers to your advantage. The good news is that most investment bankers aren’t that creative, so they tend to stick with the same questions over and over. Get Ready for these Investment Banking Interview Questions! 1. […]

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Action Verbs that You MUST Use for Investment Banking Resumes

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You may have read about the golden rules of investment banking resume that powerful action verbs are key to writing Investment Banking resumes. Let me show you here how to put it into practice. First of all, why is this crucial? You haven’t got the chance to speak with the decision makers yet, they will […]

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Investment Banking Qualifications: 4 Most Common Questions

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Readers often ask us whether certain “Investment Banking Qualifications” is required. Here are our answers in the form of these frequently asked questions. Investment Banking Qualifications 1. Do I need a quantitative major to get into banking? No. While there are a good number of Wharton graduates in our analyst class, many of our peers […]

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