How to Answer “Why Our Company”?

This is one of the most common questions in investment banking interviews, and it is more important than you think. Candidates may do great in the behavioral questions (you know what investment bankers do and are prepared to make sacrifices) and technical questions before being surprised that they do not pick

Interview with an Oil & Gas Investment Banker: Part III

Interview conducted with an oil and gas investment banking associate in the Global Energy and Power/Natural Resources Group of a major investment bank This interview ended up being excessive so we have cut it into 3 components to avoid reader exhaustion Read Part I Read Part II Do you need an oil and gas

Canadian M&A Roundup Q3 2018

Canadian M&A has seen a sharp increase in activity in the third quarter of 2018 with $152.4B in announced deals, an increase of 63.6% from Q3 2017 and 21.8% from Q2 2018. M&A Drivers Hostile bids Consolidation in mining Beverage companies entering the cannabis space Hostile Bids According to Reuters and data from

Interview with an Oil & Gas Investment Banker: Part II

Interview conducted with an oil and gas investment banking associate in the Global Energy and Power/Natural Resources Group of a major investment bank This interview ended up being excessive so we have cut it into 3 components to avoid reader exhaustion Read Part I Read Part III Do you specialize in a sub-sector of

Interview with an Oil & Gas Investment Banker: Part I

Interview conducted with an oil and gas investment banking associate in the Global Energy and Power/Natural Resources Group of a major investment bank This interview ended up being excessive so we have cut it into 3 components to avoid reader exhaustion Read Part II Read Part III Is oil and gas investment banking dying

Marginal Costs and Marginal Revenue

In the last article, we talked extensively about supply and demand. We will now focus in on how supply and demand is related to costs and revenue, specifically marginal costs and marginal revenue. By understanding these important concepts, we can gain a better insight on how profit maximizing firms  behave

Investment Banking Resume Screening Process

Competitiveness for Investment Banking Resume Screening Having served on multiple recruiting committees where the fate of students was decided with the red pen of many a sleep deprived analyst, associate and VP, we can share what resumes that end up past the HR screen (including transcripts and cover letters) end up

Can Your Manager Read Your Work Emails or View Your Browsing History?

Are Company Emails and Internet Usage Traced? What is the right way to treat work email? Everything written on email should be professional and not compromise the brand of you or your employer. This holds true across all of Corporate America - but is especially true in tier one organizations such

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