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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

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

How to Answer “What Two Companies Do You Think Should Merge?”

This is an excellent investment banking interview question which shows that the interviewee thinks about corporate finance applications outside of theory. A lot of candidates have the technical interview questions rehearsed and have great answers about: Why investment banking? Can you work the hours? Are you really passionate about finance? And then after convincing you

Interview with: Investment Banking Summer Analyst

This is an interview conducted with a summer analyst at a major bank that received a return offer but will be joining another investment bank How did you get hired as a summer investment banking analyst? I attended a target school and went through the regular on-cycle recruiting campaign. There is an

Interview with: Corporate Banking Associate

What are some good resources to read up on if you are interested in corporate banking? This site has some good stuff - the corporate banking posts are representative and accurate. Leveraged loan by S&P is also good, although that is more levfin it dives into a lot of similar concepts.

Interview with: Big 4 Corporate Finance VP

What do you do on the corporate finance team in a big 4? The corporate finance team in a big 4 firm functions like a boutique investment bank that focuses on mid-market businesses. Most of the clients are private. The CF team serve as transaction advisors for acquisitions, divestitures, and capital

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