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Investing in Pressure Pumper Stocks

Written by an energy investment banker Pressure Pumping Industry Introduction Pressure pumpers provide hydraulic fracturing services for oil and gas exploration & production companies. Hydraulic fracturing (or fracking or fracing) increases the flow of oil and gas via improving conductivity of the hydrocarbon (oil & gas) zone within an oil or gas

Picking Bank Stocks to Invest In

Choosing Comparable Companies for Banks and Diversified Financial Institutions This is our second post on analyzing bank stocks. Keep in mind that when looking at banking, the most pure play bank is a bank that takes deposits and lends, charges service fees and invests excess equity in relatively safe fixed income

Cloud Computing Primer

Cloud Computing Overview Cloud computing is the provision of internet services through the internet (the “cloud”). This includes databases, storage, software, and servers. Most businesses that use computers will eventually move to the cloud due to the advantages from a cost and flexibility perspective. As an example, instead of a server with a

Responsible Investing Primer

What is Responsible Investing? Responsible investing ("RI") integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision making. Responsible investing is currently estimated at over $20 trillion in AUM or around a quarter of all professionally managed assets around the world (Forbes). In the social media age, stakeholders both shareholders

Trends in Real Estate in Canada

Real estate is a popular asset class for investors right now, especially unsophisticated investors who are sitting on a lot of cash. We discuss recent trends in retail, multifamily (residential real estate rented out for commercial purposes) and hotels and some of the drivers behind why they are moving in

No Bubble in Vancouver and Trends in Real Estate in Canada

Real estate is very important relative to the size of the Canadian economy, in no small part due to longstanding robust foreign investment in a country perceived to be politically stable with strong legal frameworks and the country’s low population density. Real estate is an especially attractive vehicle to park

Best Languages to Learn for Investment Banking – Part I

This is a three part series on language for business use in Finance. Part II - Chinese Part III - French, Arabic, Spanish Executive Summary for Languages in Investment Banking Being bilingual is becoming a pre-requisite in finance in some areas and is at the very least an excellent asset The most beneficial

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

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