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Preparing for Corporate Banking Interview

There are plenty of resources online for preparing for an investment banking interview but almost nothing on preparing for a corporate banking interview. This article will change that. So if HSBC calls you and says you are being invited in for an interview next week for a corporate banking role in

Signs You Are Not Doing A Good Job And/Or Getting Fired

How do you know you are doing a bad job? Sometimes management will pull you into a room and just tell you - however, rarely are interactions so direct in Corporate America and usually by the time that happens it is too late to effect reasonable change. Best to read

Resigning From Your Job

What a marvelous day! The day that you leave your Blackberry/Corporate iPhone and can be relatively assured that your vacations or weekend rave plans (woohoo! Electric Zoo!) will no longer be curtailed by the corporate machine. And now, you get to tell people that you work in private. Equity. The remnants of the

Getting Fired as an Investment Banking Analyst

Every year, a bunch of fledgling investment banking analysts worry that they will underperform on the job. And we recently wrote about how you can get fired in an investment bank. "If I can't spread comps will I get fired from investment banking?" "I'm worried that everyone who is working with me

Fired from Investment Banking

"Oh did you hear about Vincent in equity derivatives? He was fired in October." But fired can be fairly ambiguous outside of knowing that someone has left the firm. At investment banks, fired usually means one of four things. No promotion/bad bonus Asked to leave/counselled out Termination without cause Termination with cause No

How to Interpret Interest Rate Market Updates

If you aspire to be an interest rate trader or a fixed income trader, understanding interest rates is very important. Rates traders, especially those who deal with longer dated (10/30 year), hold some of the more prestigious seats on the trading floor and given the bespoke nature of the product

Canadian M&A Roundup Q2 2018

Canadian M&A announced deals for the second quarter totaled CAD $40B, an increase of 23% from the previous quarter and keeping pace with Q2 2017’s total of $40.43B. M&A Drivers Some factors affecting M&A activity for Q2 2018 include Trade uncertainty Large deals in the energy sector Continued consolidation for cannabis companies Trade

Investment Bankers Love Equity

"I Don't Want to Do Equities" I am a big fan of "giving back" to aspiring financiers, in large part due to my altruistic nature. However, another reason is to encounter dunces and laugh at them. When I get a few in a row of the latter, I grow weary of

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