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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

Renting in Downtown Toronto

Toronto is the financial capital of Canada, and like all financial centers, quite expensive to live in. On top of all the banking, sales & trading, and management consulting offices, there are 3 major universities with campuses downtown – UofT St George (Rotman), York (Schulich), and Ryerson. With such high

Investment Banking Interview Challenge Questions

Was discussing what some of the more challenging questions a few mentees have been receiving from interviews at elite boutiques (Evercore/Moelis/Centerview) - just kidding, Centerview questions are much harder. Have a go and send in your answers for our great reveal next week. First person to answer them all right gets

30 Minute Technical IB Interview Prep

We have a fairly exhaustive interview guide that is one of the most popular pages on our website. If you can answer all of those questions, you can be fairly assured of a position - summer, co-op or full time at most Bulge Brackets or Canadian banks assuming that you

Do I Need Social Skills to Work in Investment Banking?

Sometimes I reminisce about my days in university when I was on the other side of the interview table. Even then I knew that some people absolutely sucked. After taking Chinese for foreigners in first year university and dating a Chinese girl for three weeks, I decided that I was ready

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