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The Restructuring Zone: Banker Meets Lawyer and Gets Married in a Shotgun Wedding?

  A broken business model, a discarded piece of manufacturing equipment that still has 80% of its useful life, and a determined reader, pursuing expertise in restructuring. This is not just another industry or product group article. This is: The Restructuring Zone. Normally, restructuring investment banking is known as a standalone group – but every now […]
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Corporate Banking 101: Create Twice the Value and Work Half the Hours?

Do you want to create more value? How about work less? You probably don’t associate either one of those with investment banking, and for good reason: banking analysts spend way too many hours on a single model and run through over 77 revisions of a presentation… and that all-important meeting often gets postponed or canceled […]
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Structured Finance: Debt Raising Made Easy, or Financial Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Last time around, there was some controversy over whether or not Structured Finance was evil. “Evil,” of course, meaning that it caused the financial crisis. This time around, our interviewee addresses that question and responds to even more of my passive-aggressive interviewing techniques – plus a whole lot more. Here’s what you’ll learn in part […]
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Structured Finance 101: What It Is and How You Break In

I’ve gotten requests to cover dozens of different topics – some of which are easy to find information on, and others that require Jack Bauer-style interrogation techniques to find clues. In the latter category is Structured Finance – look around online and you’ll find dozens of different definitions and contradictory descriptions of what it is […]
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Debt Capital Markets 101: How You Break In, What You Do, and What You Do Next

This one has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here: the debt capital markets article you’ve been waiting for since this site began. In this interview with a reader who works in DCM in Canada, you’ll learn: How recruiting differs in DCM. What an average day in a DCM group is like. How […]
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Industry Groups vs. Product Groups: Got Exit Opps?

“Yo, M&A is the best, right?” “Why would you ever take an industry group over M&A or Leveraged Finance? Don’t you want to buy entire countries when you move into PE?” “If you’re not modeling you’ll get bottom-tier bonus!” Ah, yes: the industry group vs. product group debate. Just like the debate over cardio vs. […]
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All About Leveraged Finance – from a Director in the UBS Leveraged Finance Team

It’s finally here – that Leveraged Finance interview you’ve been asking for since we started this interview series. Unlike every other interview on the site, this one is not anonymous – it’s a discussion with Josh Pearl, a Director in Leveraged Finance at UBS Investment Bank and co-author of a great technical reference guide, Investment Banking: […]
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What You Do In Equity Capital Markets, Part 2: The Equity Syndicate

We continue our discussion of different groups in investment banking today by learning all about a group you might not have even heard of before: the equity syndicate. While it’s more niche than some of the others we’ve looked at (M&A, ECM…), that also makes it interesting and worth discussing. To make things even more […]
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All About Equity Capital Markets: How You Get In, What You Do, and What You Do Next

  Ok, no more questions about Equity Capital Markets: this one interview with a reader should answer everything on your mind. We cover how you get in, what the recruiting process is like, what you actually do in capital markets, the culture, and the exit opportunities. Equity Capital Markets is sometimes labeled Structuring & Origination, […]
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Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking: What You Do Every Day

One question I’ve been getting lately is, “What do you actually do in XYZ group at a bank?” And since everyone still wants to be in Mergers & Acquisitions, “M&A” is the most commonly requested group. I had assumed that if you found a site like this, you would just naturally know what you do […]
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Restructuring: The Hottest Group In A Cooling Economy

“Do you ever have one of those days? When you feel like you might just default at any second?” –That Time I Hired The Restructuring Consultant to Restructure Me, Long or Short Capital Whenever the economy starts sinking faster than the Titanic, you start to hear about Restructuring and Distressed M&A all the time. Sure, […]
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