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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

Stress Interview Questions for Investment Banking

Why Does the Stress Interview Exist? Investment banking interviews are stressful enough as is – however, it is popular to have a stress portion that tests a candidate’s mental fortitude by putting him/her on the spot (albeit less popular than before the financial crisis due to the industry’s public relations to

How To Answer: “Do You Have Any Questions For Us?”

This is almost always asked at the end of any finance interview (actually, any interview - accounting, consulting, chef at nice restaurant). If it is not asked, it is generally a bad sign. Even if the interview was extensive and covered lots of ground, candidates should still ask questions. We

Investment Banking Networking Guide

This post is under construction... Getting Started with Networking Every recruiting season there are a lot of candidates with high raw intelligence, excellent grades and good market knowledge who lack the polish to network effectively and pass an investment banking interview. All good entry-level finance careers require soft skills – from investment banking

Things Not to Say in an Investment Banking Interview

Things not to Say

Last week we posted about how the investment banking interview process is ostensibly challenging, but in reality, much more manageable because so many candidates fail at various checkpoints due to flaws that can be easily rectified. One of these checkpoints is the behavioral interview. The interview section covers in depth

Encouragement before Full-Time Recruiting for 2018

I have been coaching a few smart but docile nerds who have been eager to apply for finance roles but get cold feet at the jobs.bigbank.taleo.net page because they feel that they are not as competent as the other candidates. On one hand, some of them have no business being investment

Macro Brief for Interviews on Equities

Accelerated interview processes for the most qualified investment banking full-time placements are in full spring right now. Questions looking to separate the most precocious candidates go beyond the standard corporate finance interview questions and focus on topics that cannot be memorized in a guide. Namely, these are open ended questions

Corporate Banking Interview Questions

Corporate banking interview questions have been hard to find on Google. Not anymore! In addition to the standard investment banking questions, corporate bankers may be expected to know some sales and trading questions as well due to how close they are to the products (Debt Capital Markets and IRD will

Canadian M&A Roundup April 29, 2017 – Canam, Lumenpulse

Target: Canam Group Inc. [ [stock_quote symbol="TSE:CAM" show="symbol"] ] Industry: Industrials Acquirer: American Industrial Partners, Dutil family Target: Canam Group Inc Size: $555 million Funding Mix: 100% Cash Sell Side Adviser: BMO Capital Markets Buy Side Adviser: Morgan Stanley Legal Advisers: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Ropes & Gray LLP,

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