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Investment Bankers advise companies on financial and strategic transactions; serve as an “agent” for clients who want to buy and/or sell companies (M&A); and assist clients raise capital (for example, equity and debt offerings).
Investment Bankers – connect companies with buyers, sellers, and investors, model financial statements and value companies, provide M&A ideas, form relationships with corporate executives, execute deals and negotiate on behalf of clients.
Sample employers include: Bank of America, Barclays, Centerview Partners, Citi, Credit Suisse, Evercore, Financial Technlology Partners, Goldman Sachs, Greenhill & Co., Guggenheim, Harris Williams, Houlihan Lokey, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley, MTS Health Partners, Nomura Greentech, PJT Partners and SVB Securities.
Corporate Finance is the planning, development and control of the capital structure of a business to increase shareholder value. It is how businesses fund their operations in order to maximize profits and minimize costs while balancing risk. It entails long and short term financial planning and implementing various strategies, capital investment and tax considerations.
Activities within Corporate Finance include Financial Modeling , Bank Loans, IPOs, Refinancing and renegotiating debts and payments and Dividend distribution.
Sample employers include: Wayfair, Mattel, PepsiCo, Cigna, M&T Bank, Marsh & McLennan, Formlabs, Restaurant Brands International, Tiffany & Co., Lululemon, Nestle and Ally Financial.
Fintech refers to firms using technology to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. Artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, and big data are regarded as the “ABCD” of fintech.
Opportunties exist for students in AI & Machine Learning, data science/data analysis, blockchain, regtech, payments, cyber security, crowd funding and peer to peer lending.
Sample employers include: ally, American Express, Avant, Coinbase, ibotta, Forte Labs, Mastercard, Paypal, Plaid, RobinHood SoFi, Square, Stripe, toast, Venmo, Visa and Zelle.
The Case Competition provides an authentic, first-hand view of the investment banking profession. Competitors assume the roles of Investment Banking Analysts/Associates as they confront, devise, and present solutions to a real-world corporate finance scenario.
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What is Investment Banking?
Investment Banking pertains to offering financial and strategic advisory services to clients on matters around M&A transactions and the capital markets.
The core function of the investment banking division (IBD), stated in simple terms, is to …
Corporate finance deals with the capital structure of a corporation, including its funding and the actions that management takes to increase the value of the company. Corporate finance also includes the tools and analysis utilized to prioritize and distribute financial …