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Breaking into Investment Banking: Applying for MBAs in Canada

With a great GRE/GMAT score, you are now ready for applications, right? Not quite. Depending on the desired school, there are a series of documents that you need to put together before the application deadline. We will go over those documents in this post. Canadian MBA Deadlines The first thing you should check

Breaking into Investment Banking: How to Ace Your GRE

Written by an engineer with a 333 on the GRE (163 Verbal, 170 Quantitative) If you are looking to break into investment banking or trading, an undergraduate degree in business, commerce or economics is typically the best way to do it. If you already have a university degree in another field

Thoughts on Trump’s Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

Last week, President Trump announced steel and aluminum import tariffs (of 25% and 10% respectively) on "national security" grounds (Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act). He signed the orders to impose the tariffs today, with some amendments from his previous hard line position. The announcement follows tariffs on solar panels

Interview with: Transfer Pricing VP

What is transfer pricing? Transfer pricing refers to the rules and methods for pricing transactions between enterprises under common ownership or control (ie. subsidiaries of large multinationals). It largely applies to the pricing of cross-border transactions between related entities, a good example would be the pricing of services provided by a subsidiary

Interview with: Private Debt Analyst

What is Private Debt? Think Private Equity, but in debt instruments. Private Debt invests in privately placed bonds that are closely negotiated between the bond issuer and purchaser. Debt structures are often highly tailored to the needs of the issuer. Due to this closed negotiation process, private debt investors often can "peek under

CAPM – Capital Asset Pricing Model

We talked extensively about valuing a stream of cash flows in the previous articles. By building on the idea of present value, we can use it to value more complex investments like stocks. We start our section on valuation with CAPM. The article covers several basic concepts in statistics. If you

Major Oil And Gas Basins: Viking Formation

Written by a bulge bracket oil & gas investment banker Overview of the Viking Formation The Viking formation is a popular Lower Cretaceous play located in the eastern portion of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and it spans across eastern and central Alberta and western Saskatchewan. According to the National Energy Board

Major Oil and Gas Basins: Montney

Written by a bulge bracket oil & gas investment banker An Introduction to the Montney Overview of the Montney Formation The Montney Formation is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive premier plays in the world. The play is divided between British Columbia and Alberta and spans across northeast British

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