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Finance & Banking

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 Banking Primer

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 …

By Mike Minutoli
Mike Minutoli Director, Career Education and Coaching
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What is Corporate Finance?

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 Minutoli Director, Career Education and Coaching
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What Does Business Casual Really Mean in 2023?

“Business casual” is a straightforward dress code in that the name translates precisely to what it means: a mix of formal and casual clothing. Yet it can be hard to know what’s too formal for this dress code and, conversely, …

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5 Best Fintech Career Paths

Fintech, short for financial technology, is a blanket term used to describe new technologies that aim to improve and automate the delivery of financial services. These technologies include payment processing and money transfers to investment and lending platforms, among other …

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AI in Finance & Banking: 11 Ways It’s Changing the Industry

In 1950, when Alan Turing questioned whether machines could think, no one knew how much capability artificial intelligence would have more than 70 years later. This question alone gave rise to complex concepts like machine learning (ML), robotics, deep learning, expert …

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Industry Guides

Vault Career Guide to Investment Management, Third Edition

An increasing number of people are investing their money to help pay for their future plans, whether those include paying …

Vault Career Guide to Private Equity, Fourth Edition

For those interested in a career in finance, private equity offers many rewards—but breaking in comes with many challenges. The …

Vault Career Guide to Investment Banking, Second Edition

When businesses and governments need capital, they call on investment banks for help. Investment banks intermediate between issuers of securities …

Vault Career Guide to Real Estate, Third Edition

Whether the economy is strong or weak, people will always need places to live, work, and shop, and there will …

Vault Career Guide to Venture Capital, Seventh Edition

Venture capitalists raise funds of millions or billions of dollars and invest it in promising young businesses and start-up companies, …

Vault Career Guide to Wealth Management, Fourth Edition

Private wealth management, also called private banking, is a specialized branch of the investment community that provides one-stop shopping for …

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