This is a community for those interested in all areas of Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, and FinTech to explore news, resources and events from the CDO, SOM Clubs and broader Yale.
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.
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.
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 …
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Mike MinutoliDirector, Career Education and Coaching
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