This article was co-authored by corporate bankers at a large global bank and a Big 4 Chinese bank and an investment banker from a Bulge Bracket, all working in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Corporate Banking is a huge market in China, and as the economy grows (at a much
Accounting to Investment Banking
There are a lot of bright professionals in audit who have expressed an interest in moving to investment banking. The good news is that the Big 4 firms are strong brand names and the work experience is somewhat relevant.
The bad news is that analysts at boutique and
Along with “walk me through your resume”, this is one of the questions you will always get in an investment banking interview. We already cover this question in our behavioural interview section, but since so many aspiring bankers continue to get it wrong we are expanding on the purpose of
February is interview season as analysts who leave investment banks after bonus cause a large reshuffling of financial jobs. Investment banking analysts leave for equity research, private equity and corporate banking. Equity research associates leave for investment banking and hedge funds.
Smaller banks, boutiques, asset managers and transaction services shops (Big 4
Roll back a few years, and I’m at an information session fielding questions, some thoughtful and some less so.
One guy keeps raising his hand and has asked just about every question that is taboo or could get you banned from Wall Street Oasis for not using the search function.
This is the one question that all interviewees can expect to get in an investment banking interview (and possibly a coffee chat), so there is no excuse to not be prepared for this question coming up – it’s about the same as forgetting to put on a suit.
My sentiment is