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๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐š๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ & ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‘๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐“๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง 2024!

Attention first-year students seeking to delve into finance and make a mark in the business world! Welcome to the dynamic realm of investment banking! ๐ŸŽ“

IB offers exceptional career growth and financial expertise. It involves guiding companies in capital raising and transactions like M&A. Understanding its dynamic services, from market-making to securities trading, is crucial for aspiring IB professionals. It encompasses front office, middle office, and back office functions.ย 

๐Ÿ” Roles in Different IB Teams:

IBs comprise specialized teams for distinct functions.

โœ”๏ธProduct Groups - Such as ECM (manages new equity issuance for capital raising, demanding expertise in equity markets and deal structuring), DCM (handles debt financing, facilitating issuance of securities like bonds and loans, requiring knowledge of debt markets and financial structuring), Lev Fin (specialises in financing for highly leveraged companies, involving risk assessment and financial structuring), and M&A (facilitates transactions, providing advice on buying, selling, and restructuring, necessitating strong analytical and negotiation skills for effective deal execution) focus on specific financial products and services, seeking skills like financial modelling and deal execution.ย 

โœ”๏ธIndustry Groups tailored to sectors like Healthcare, TMT, Energy, and Tech, prioritise diverse skill sets, so students from backgrounds like various engineering streams/ media / sciences must apply for specialised IB teams.ย 

๐Ÿ“ˆChoose Your Path:

๐ŸฆInvestment banks are often categorised based on size, prestige, geographic scope, and industry specialisation. Bulge bracket banks, such asย hashtag#jpmorganchaseย hashtag#goldmansachsย are large, global institutions. Elite boutiques, exemplified by firms likeย hashtag#Evercoreย focus on strategic advisory. Middle-market banks, like Piper Sandler, cater to mid-sized companies. Independent advisory firms, includingย hashtag#Lazardย and regional boutiques, like William Blair, operate with a specific regional or industry focus.

What are the benefits of working in Investment Banking? ๐Ÿ’ฐ

โฐ๐Ÿ’ฐHours, Pay, and Exit Opportunities ๐Ÿšช๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

In investment banking, professionals encounter demanding hours and high-pressure environments, but the compensation, especially in bulge bracket firms, is lucrative with substantial salaries and bonuses. Despite the challenges, the industry offers diverse exit opportunities, including transitions to private equity, hedge funds, and corporate finance roles, providing a pathway for career advancement beyond the rigorous demands of investment banking.

If you're passionate about finance and aspire to be at the forefront of the global economy, sign up for a free exploratory call with theย #ibankcoachingย team to find out how we can help you!ย 

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