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Investment Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Promise of Emerging Markets Realized?

Have emerging markets lived up to the hype? Back in 2005 or 2010, the answer seemed to be “Of course! They are growing quickly,” or “Well, they made it through the financial crisis in one piece.” But what a difference a few years can make. These days, the question is more like: “Can emerging markets […]
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How to Break Into Investment Banking as a Big 4 Accountant in South Africa

If there’s one profession that bankers don’t respect, it’s the poor accountant. Sure, consultants also get a lot of hate … but hey, at least top management consulting firms recruit at the same universities and MBA programs that bankers flock to. For some reason, though, accountants always seem to attract skepticism and scorn from financiers. […]
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Finance in the Middle East: The Infographic

Another month, and another… infographic, it seems. This time around, it’s on everyone’s favorite topic: tax evasion. By “tax evasion,” of course, I mean “working in the finance industry in the Middle East.” We’ve done quite a few interviews with readers who work in Middle Eastern countries and who have recruited successfully in the region, so this […]
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From London to the Middle East: How to Break Into Investment Banking in Dubai

While you’ve learned all about working in Dubai and other parts of the Middle East from previous interviews, we haven’t focused on recruiting much – until now. The interviewee you’re about to hear from went from spotty A-Level performance and low first-year university grades to multiple bulge bracket offers. And if you think that’s impressive, […]
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Investment Banking: South Africa Edition

While everyone knows about emerging markets like China, India, and the Middle East, there’s not as much awareness of South Africa. But it would be a mistake to ignore it, because it’s an interesting market in its own right – and it’s quite a bit different from anywhere else in the world. So let’s get […]
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Investment Banking in Saudi Arabia: The Hottest and Most Overlooked Emerging Market in the World?

What do you think of when you hear “emerging market”? China… India… Russia… Brazil… And then maybe Dubai, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and a couple others. But Saudi Arabia is probably not at the top of your list. That could be a big mistake, as we’ll find out in this wide-ranging interview with a reader […]
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Investment Banking: Dubai Edition

Dubai: the hottest emerging market in the world? The best place to work in finance? Or is it all just a mirage in the desert? The truth is somewhere in between, as you’ll find out in this interview with a current investment banking analyst who works in Dubai. We cover this reader’s background, what the […]
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