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

Types of Revolving Loans

What is a Revolving Loan? Revolvers are some of the most common loan products available from commercial banking and corporate banking. Most people are familiar with the concept of a regular loan. The borrower takes out a fixed amount of money (the loan principal) that must be paid off along with the

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

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

Natural Gas Benchmarks

Natural Gas Distribution Hubs A natural gas distribution hub is where natural gas is purchased, received, and distributed. Hubs provide pricing points and locations for spot market transactions and gas trading. They also publish pricing points for gas price transparency. Most distribution hubs are located near storage facilities. The British thermal unit

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

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