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Investment Banking Need To Know

Trading – surviving a crisis period

So, you’re looking to become a trader, but there’s something you should consider first. What happens when the market goes into crisis and everything becomes volatile? Well, traders will tell you straight up that these periods provide some of the...

Five tips on learning to Trade

A lot of people in the industry will tell you there’s no way of just learning how to trade, which is a fair point because otherwise we’d all be doing it and making dollar bills. That said, there are ways of getting a hold of the basics and seeing...

Making the step from analyst to associate

Obviously it’s always good to get a promotion, especially when you feel like you’re on the bottom rungs of a big ladder that you can’t wait to climb. So that promotion from analyst to associate feels like it’s huge – and it is, you should be...

5 things not to do as a junior banker

There’s obviously scope for making mistakes at the start of a career in any industry, but there are some lines that you probably shouldn’t cross. Here’s our lowdown on the five biggest pitfalls for you to avoid at the start of your career in...

Five Tips for New Analysts

So you’ve done it – you’ve secured the opening into a top investment bank. Our work here is done – almost! Before you fly off into the merry world of banking though, we thought we’d give you a leaving present, in the form of one last tips sheet...

Picking Yourself Back Up

The world of Investment Banking is a cold and a hard world, and at some point in the process, everybody gets knocked down. It’s a fact of the matter. Some people get repeatedly knocked down and knocked back, and it’s hard. But, to quote an...

How to Prepare for an Internship

So you’ve been accepted onto an internship program at an Investment Bank? Congratulations! That’s a huge step forward and one you should be exceedingly proud of – but it’s also an opportunity and one you need to make the most of. This means that...

An Alternative Route In

If you’ve been turned away from the banking jobs this year, then there’s two reasons not to give up on the dream. One is because it’s the toughest industry to crack, and so many people get in on their second, third, or even tenth time applying –...

Avoiding Burnout: Banking

The term ‘burnout’ is used to describe when someone literally works themselves into the ground in a particular sector, so much so that they feel they simply cannot carry on any more. Burnout is common in the fast-paced industries that are typical...

5 Mistakes to Avoid in a Banking Career

So, you’ve made it into the industry, whether that’s on an internship or into a full-time career. Congratulations! What you need to do now, though, is continue to grow and learn, and that means avoiding potential pitfalls along the way – here’s...

5 Opportune Moments to Get into Investment Banking

Investment Banks are amongst the hardest employers to get a job with, partly due to the fact that investment bankers make pretty much more money than anybody else, and therefore the volume and quality of applications are extremely high. But...

Investment Banking Internships – A Guide

So you’ve crafted the perfect application and landed yourself the dream internship at a top investment bank. In this industry in particular, bagging one of these opportunities is key to a graduate position, so making the most of your time as an...

What does a relationship manager actually do?

With all the extremely dedicated, hardworking professionals that make up the bulk of the investment banking behemoth, there’s a need for a friendly face to build relationships with clients and be the middle man between business needs and...

Front Office, Middle Office and Back Office Explained

If you’re looking towards investment banking as a career after university, you’ll need to suss out where you’ll fit in! There are a number of divisions that make up an investment bank, usually divided into ‘front office, ‘middle office’ and ‘back...

What is Investment Banking?

What’s investment banking all about, exactly? Investment banks are highly complex organisations, making decisions around the clock across the world which directly impact the economy. The professionals working in investment banking are experts in...

Investment Banking Salary

There’s no denying it: it’s hard not to be attracted to an investment banking salary. Investment banks exist to make money, and their employees certainly can make oodles of it for themselves with high salaries and big bonuses combined. Their...

Are You Cut Out to Be a Trader?

The role of the trader is certainly one of the most iconic within investment banking. The influential deals, City lifestyle and tasty commission and bonuses make it a popular career consideration for anyone with an interest in this area. But are...