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Corporate Banking and Loan Syndications in Canada

This introduction to general corporate banking is available in full in our corporate banking section. Corporate banking is a financing group which provides lending and ancillary services to large corporate, institutional and government clients while serving as secondary relationship coverage to the investment banking team. Loan products include revolving credit facilities (RCFs

Hedging Interest Rate Risk

Risk From Rising Interest Rates When organizations issue debt, they face interest rate risk – that is risk from fluctuations in benchmark interest rates (the government or bank interest rate that their loan interest is based on) may cause cash flow obligations to increase. Simply, if interest rates rise, future interest

Hedging Policy for Corporates – Strategic Hedging Programs

Strategic Hedging as a Requirement Hedging may be part of a larger structured solution above the oversight of the treasurer and even the CFO. In these cases, a bespoke solution must be thought out that takes several considerations into account while servicing a specific goal of the firm. The CEO, investment

Floating Production Storage Unit FPSO Primer

What is an FPSO? An FPSO is a floating production, storage and offloading unit. They compromise an important offshore oilfield infrastructure-like equipment. Types of Floating Storage Units Floating Storage Production and Offloading (FPSO) Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FRSU) Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Floating Storage Offloading (FSO) Floating Production Offloading (FPO)

Do Investment Bankers Do Drugs?

Common Misconception About Investment Bankers I remember interviewing this student from a very technical and academic school. He had a 4.0 GPA, had high 90's in all of his quantitative courses and could play multiple instruments - he was even in an orchestra! He answered every one of my technical questions

Microsoft Excel Best Practices For Investment Bankers Part II

A managing director decides to follow up with a client in terms of pitching a prospective acquisition target. From: To: Hi Bob, Hope you’ve had a nice weekend. Would you be interested in taking a look at some updated valuation materials for Paris Baugette as per our discussion in April? Kind Regards, MD From: To:

Corporate Banking Deal Screening

Written by a corporate banker at a global bank Why Are Loans Screened? For front office corporate banking professionals, additional credit (new money to be committed to a client) is screened by two divisions. The first division is the same as any other part of commercial banking - the risk management division. The