Careers in Investment Banking by WetFeet

By WetFeet

Intensely aggressive, action-oriented, and profit-hungry, funding banking is a larger-than-life international the place deals-and fortunes-are made. it is a great spot to benefit the fine details of company finance, and strengthen analytic talents that may turn out important all through any company profession. yet funding banking has a steep studying curve, and you may begin in a role that consists of tasks extra operating lady than Wall road. during this Insider advisor, you can find lots of study from WetFeet's specialists that can assist you release your I-banking occupation. flip to this well known WetFeet Insider advisor to discover What funding banks particularly do-forget all of the company PR. tendencies and what they suggest for ultra-modern activity seekers. functionality and the way the foremost gamers have fared in fresh ratings. Profiles of the top companies, together with monetary highlights. possibilities in company finance, public finance, M&A, revenues and buying and selling, and research... ...and what humans operating in each one of those parts truly do daily, in undeniable English. What insiders ponder the pluses-and the minuses-of an funding banking occupation, from way of life and tradition to trip and hours (oh, the hours!). Interviewing information from insiders and recruiters.

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2004 President and COO John Thain leaves to run the New York Stock Exchange. 5 million to settle charges that it violated New York Stock Exchange rules. com Acquires Longacre Partners, a leading European media and internet M&A advisory firm. 2006 Named middle-market investment bank of the year (2005) by Investment Dealer’s Digest. WETFEET INSIDER GUIDE 43 For Your Reference Acquires Putnam Lovell, a global financial services I-banking business. Getting Hired 2007 The Workplace Recent Milestones On the Job The Jeffries Group is growing.

MBAs start as associates in I-banking, asset and wealth management, sales and trading, and research. Associates might be promoted to vice president after three or four years. Insiders say associates pretty much know if they’re a good fit for JPMorgan by the five-year mark. Those who don’t become VPs either opt for a position at another I-bank or change career paths altogether. The firm surveyed some of their top recruits to find out what drew them to JP Morgan. They pointed to: • The scale, scope and prestige of the bank • JP Morgan’s reputation as a business innovator • The chance to make a personal impact • World-class training and development • Exceptional quality of work and deal flow • A spirit of cooperation and teamwork Newly hired MBAs dive right into their group’s training programs.

Many Goldman Sachs alumni go on to important roles elsewhere in business, government and other fields. S. Secretary of the Treasury, former CEO Jon Corzine is governor of New Jersey, and former CEO John Thain is CEO of the New York Stock Exchange. This isn’t lost on Goldman Sachs and is reflected in its recruiting practices. While academic background is critical, the firm wants smart and aggressive candidates who are mature and polished. One insider says that not having the right pedigree can hurt you at the firm.

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