Investment Banking

An investment bank  is a financial intermediary that performs a variety of services

Investment banks specialize in large and complex financial transactions, such as underwriting, acting as an intermediary between a securities issuer and the investing public, facilitating mergers and other corporate reorganizations, and acting as a broker and/or financial advisor for institutional clients

Most investment banks maintain prime brokerage and asset management departments in conjunction with their investment research businesses

All investment banking activity is classed as either "sell side" or "buy side". The "sell side" involves trading securities for cash or for other securities (e.g. facilitating transactions, market-making), or the promotion of securities (e.g. underwriting, research, etc.). The "buy side" involves the provision of advice to institutions that buy investment services

Business Unit Overview

What Are Some Exciting Trends That You Are Seeing in Investment Banking?
What Are the Exit Opportunities for Analysts?
What is a Typical Day Like for An Analyst?
What is the Best Path to Break Into Investment Banking?
What is the Difference Between a Bulge Bracket and a Boutique Bank?
What Makes An Ideal Investment Banking Analyst?

Behavioral Interview Prep

Can You Really Handle the Long Hours of Investment Banking?
Give Me a Time in Which You Had to Move up the Learning Curve Quickly?
What Are Some Exciting Trends That You Are Seeing in Investment Banking?
Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
Why Investment Banking?
Why Should We Hire You?

Technical Interview Prep

How Do the Three Financial Statements Interrelate?
How Do You Value a Company With No Revenues?
If I Overstate Depreciation Expense by 100 Million, How Does That Flow?
Walk Me Through a DCF.
What Are the 3 Common Valuation Methodologies.
Which Valuation Methodology Tends to Yield the Highest Valuation?