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How to Quickly Research a Company or Industry

Have an investment banking interview with the mining team in a few days but know nothing about mining (or any industry group)? A few days is actually plenty of time to intimately know an industry, but anyone outside of the finance industry would not know where to start looking. Here is a

Defending Your Stock Pitch in an Investment Banking Interview

An aspiring banker walks into the interview room and is asked for a stock pitch. "Pitch us a stock." "I really like Google because they have a strong business moat in search, ample free cash flow generation and is well positioned to benefit from progress at Waymo (the autonomous driving division) and

Do You Have To Be Good At Math for Investment Banking?

Failing Calculus at UBC Setting: Two guys riled up from Frosh Week and having been introduced to the glitz and glamor of an investment banking job. $150,000 for a starving student that grabs free Campbell Chunky soup samples from the promotional guys walking around the Student Union Building and a bank balance

Emerging Markets We Are Investing In Right Now (for Canadians)

Start Investing Now and Invest in an ETF or Good Mutual Fund In various posts we have written for the mass market (our fellow professionals who are nurses, social workers, plumbers), instead of just investment banking hopefuls, a few notes that repeat the same general themes. We espouse the need to invest

Investment Banking Bake-Off or Beauty Contest

Investment Banking Request for Proposal In the eternal quest for the next sale, the request for proposal (“RFP”) is a very important part of boosting the probability of a transaction where the investment banker gets paid. A request for proposal is not unique to investment banking. These are fairly standard solicitations across

Investment Banking for Dummies

I used to know a socialite girl who worked at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver. As they have purchase allowances and because it is incumbent upon junior investment bankers to be immaculately dressed in no small part due to the toxic lifestyles endorsed by new finance Instagram accounts, I was happy

Investment Banking Summer Analyst Survival Guide

For most entry level investment banking spots, the summer internship is increasingly becoming a prerequisite for landing a position. To some extent, these summer internships have become so coveted that they may demand brand name work experience and very high grades to be considered. Why Investment Banks Hire Summer Interns The summer

Investing in Stocks Today with the Trump Backdrop

After a steady, low volatility rise in markets buoyed by the perception of a pro-business Trump government, promises of government driven infrastructure spend and large corporate tax cuts being effected. As covered extensively in the market news media, stock prices have been expensive and are amidst one of the longest bull

Buying Property as an Investment for Young Professionals

Sell Side Handbook regularly advocates for young professionals to invest their savings in the stock market as it is the best way to grow wealth. Cash in a savings account is stagnant and erodes in value over time due to price inflation over time. Investing spare funds ensures that money

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