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How to Be an Investment Banker, + Website Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job,9781118487624

How to Be an Investment Banker, + Website Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 4/1/2013
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Summary

A top-notch resource for anyone who wants to break into the demanding world of investment banking For undergraduates and MBA students, this book offers the perfect preparation for the demanding and rigorous investment banking recruitment process. It features an overview of investment banking and careers in the field, followed by chapters on the core accounting and finance skills that make up the necessary framework for success as a junior investment banker. The book then moves on to address the kind of specific technical interview and recruiting questions that students will encounter in the job search process, making this the ideal resource for anyone who wants to enter the field. The ideal test prep resource for undergraduates and MBA students trying to break into investment banking Based on author Andrew Gutmann's proprietary 24 to 30-hour course Features powerful learning tools, including sample interview questions and answers and online resources For anyone who wants to break into investment banking, How to Be an Investment Banker is the perfect career-making guide.

Author Biography

ANDREW GUTMANN is the creator of www.ibankingfaq.com, one of the most widely visited websites focused on the topic of investment banking. He has developed and taught finance and investment banking classes for a number of institutions, including the Institute for Finance, the firm that he founded. For the past five years, he has also been a career coach at Columbia Business School, where he advises and mentors MBA students interested in investment banking careers. Andrew is a former investment banker who has executed M&A and restructuring transactions for clients across a number of sectors. Andrew lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Overview of the Book

Who Is the Book For?

Structure of the Book

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction to Investment Banking

Overview of an Investment Bank

Overview of Investment Banking

The Life of an Investment Banker

Frequently Asked Questions

Notes

Chapter 2: Accounting Overview

Introduction to Accounting

The Income Statement

The Balance Sheet

The Statement of Cash Flows

Integrating the Three Financial Statements

End of Chapter Questions

Chapter 3: Finance Overview

The Financial System

Principles of Finance

Introduction to Corporate Finance

Valuing Securities

End of Chapter Questions

Chapter 4:  Financial Statement Analysis

Sources of Financial Information

Financial Statement Analysis

Analyzing Different Time Periods

“Normalizing” the Financials

End of Chapter Questions

Chapter 5: Valuation

Introduction to Valuation

Comparable Company Methodology

Precedent Transaction Methodology

Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) Analysis

Valuation Conclusions

End of Chapter Questions

Chapter 6: Financial Modeling

Overview of an Integrated Cash Flow Model

Building an Integrated Cash Flow Model

End of Chapter Questions

Chapter 7: Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Overview

The M&A Process

End of Chapter Questions

Chapter 8: Leveraged Buyouts

Overview of LBOs

LBO Modeling

LBO Conclusions: Do We Do the Deal?

End of Chapter Questions

Chapter 9: Recruiting, Interviewing and Landing the Job

What Are Investment Banks Looking For?

The Recruiting Process

Resumes and Cover Letters

Networking and Informational Interviews

Interviewing

Receiving an Offer and Being a Banker

Conclusions

Further Reading

About the Author

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