Sectors explained: Insurance

Insurance Storms, statistics and the complex business of being prepared for the worst Insurance is about making sure you’re covered when the worst happens, whether that’s a natural disaster, a car&h

Sectors explained: Data Providers & Ratings Agencies

Data Providers & Rating Agencies Providing the information that fuels investor sentiment Credit rating agencies assess the likelihood that an organisation or country issuing debt will fail to pay bac

Sectors explained: Accounting

Accounting Much more than just bean-counters People have a stereotypical view of what accountants do. In reality, there are many career options. If you want to become one, ask yourself what…

Sectors explained: Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions  Big deals, sharp suits and intense competition When people think of investment banking, it’s invariably the sharp-suited individuals working on big deals in the mergers &

Sectors explained: IT in Finance

Information Technology The rapidly evolving IT at the heart of financial services Technology is intertwined with financial markets, with some of the bigger investment banks employing as many people in&he

Sectors explained: Investment Banking Operations

Operations The unsung heroes in a bank’s back office Once you delve into the world of investment banking, you will soon hear the terms ‘front office’, ‘middle office’ and ‘back…

Sectors explained: Interdealer Broking

Interdealer Broking Intermediaries working behind the scenes Interdealer brokers (IDBs) have traditionally been publicity-shy but, as investment banking has hit the headlines during the financial crisis,

Diary of an IBD intern: Banking isn’t a glamour industry for geniuses

As if in a flash, it’s all over. Although so tough, and at times, oh, so long, I’ve completed my investment banking internship still feeling fresh and relatively…

Bank recruiters lament shrinking intern pool and lack of control over working hours

As much as investment banks’ graduate recruitment teams like to believe that they have a hold over the summer programme, how long the interns work is entirely down…

Interns have low self-esteem, relentless ambition and push themselves too hard, says ex-Lehman M&A chief

Rudolf Wötzel, the former head of M&A for German speaking countries at Lehman Brothers, worked in investment banking for over 20 years, holding senior positions at UBS and Deutsche…

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