July 23, 2018

How to get into Goldman Sachs

You’ve got great grades in math and economics. You’ve done half-a-dozen internships. You’ve been interested in investment banking since entering university. You are truly motivated and […]
July 16, 2018

Buy-side vs Sell-side jobs: Salaries, skills, work-life balance

What do the terms “sell-side” and “buy-side” mean in the world of finance? Let’s try to demystify them.   Difference between sell-side and buy-side   What […]
June 25, 2018

Front office vs middle office vs back office jobs in investment banking

Most people think of hotel receptions when they are asked what “front office” means. And “back office”? Isn’t that the rather remote and unglamorous place where […]
May 18, 2018

How to get into Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

From afar, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) divisions of investment banks look extremely glamorous for job-seeking graduates. M&A is also one of the most difficult area to […]
May 9, 2018

How to get into private equity

Private equity (PE) is often described as an exclusive club that accepts only former investment bankers, strategy consultants, and top b-school graduates as members. That’s not […]
April 9, 2018

Top bulge bracket investment banks

Bulge-bracket investment banks are global investment banks with customers such as governments, large corporations, and institutions. They provide services such as equity research, sales and trading, […]
April 2, 2018

A guide to private equity careers

“Private equity” comprises investors and funds that put in millions or billions of dollars for the acquisition of stake in companies that are in need of […]
March 9, 2018

How to get into asset management

Simply put, an asset manager’s job is to make sure that the savings/assets/investments of clients grow, whether the clients are super-rich or are working-class people hoping […]
January 29, 2018

How to get Hedge Fund jobs after MBA

Many MBA graduates would part with their last dime to become successful hedge fund managers. The “Benjamins” are, of course, the obvious main attraction. And we […]
January 22, 2018

Asset management vs investment banking: Career choice

Fundamentally, asset management involves managing money that other people have, and investment banking is about raising money that companies want but don’t have. It becomes more […]
April 10, 2017

Best MBA programs for private equity and venture capital

Business management graduates who want to build a career in finance generally go into investment banking. But the “buy-side” now presents an attractive employment destination, too, […]