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Career Guide: M&A

When people talk of investment banking, they really mean mergers & acquisitions (M&A). It's the M&A teams advising multinational companies on deals worth billions of dollars that help shape the future of global capitalism. It's a jet-setting job, involving intensive travel and long hours, but only if you make it the senior ranks. Juniors need numeracy skills, but also resilience and ability to learn quickly on the job.