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A (Rather Politically Incorrect) Guide to Investment Banking

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Many people have been asking the same question of “What’s exactly Investment Banking”. And I have been giving my answer in layman terms but in a conventional, “text-booky” manner. People nodded, but I could see this is not what they are looking for. I did not answer their real question: what do you guys do […]

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How an Investment Banking Team Works in Real Life

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As part of the Life of an Investment Banker series, I offer a realistic picture of what entry level investment banking jobs are like. Jobs in investment banking is project based. People are always assigned into teams. Investment Banking Team in Pitch Mode When the investment bank is soliciting business (a process we call “pitching”), […]

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Investment Banking Analyst Jobs: Leisure vs Frantic Days

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As an investment banker I am often asked what’s my everyday job — specifically, what’s your typical day like? Do you pull all-nighters every day? Most people thought investment banking is glamorous, exciting with crazy working hours. While there is some truth to it, Investment Banking analysts and associates do spend a lot of time […]

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Banking vs Consulting: What’s the Difference?

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Investment banking vs management consulting is a question that pops up quite often from aspiring professionals in the finance world. These two jobs are among the most prestigious in the financial field, and people just apply and see which offer they end up getting. However, I think your interviewer will be more impressed if you […]

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Investment Banking Job Description in Plain English

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It’s funny to see how people look at the investment banking job description and get more confused. So, what do you guys do, really? Here is my attempt to answer the question in plain English. Investment Banking Job Description Decoded Investment banks help corporations and governments improve their way of using and managing money. These […]

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