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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

What Should You Do After Your Offer?

So You Got the Offer, What Now? After my summer internship in investment banking, I was fortunate enough to come out of it with an offer. I had worked hard for it, and was prepared every step of the way. However, with the offer in hand, I found myself in foreign

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

Defending Your Stock Pitch in an Investment Banking Interview

An aspiring banker walks into the interview room and is asked for a stock pitch. "Pitch us a stock." "I really like Google because they have a strong business moat in search, ample free cash flow generation and is well positioned to benefit from progress at Waymo (the autonomous driving division) and

Accounting Questions for Investing and Equity Research

For equity research and investment roles, a very good understanding of accounting is required to parse through financial statements and figure out what does and does not matter. Understanding how things flow through the three statements and how foreign operations affect company profits and cash flow is especially important for companies

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