The WetFeet insider guide to careers in investment banking by WetFeet

By WetFeet

So that you imagine you need to paintings on Wall highway. the assumption of operating within the monetary markets excites you—and so does the assumption of creating an enormous wage. sooner than you interview, even though, you have to take a while to contemplate your occupation selection extra conscientiously. Do you actually need to paintings eighty hours every week? if you happen to do, within which enterprises could you most sensible healthy? and what sort of banking do you actually need to do? be sure you learn this Insider consultant to benefit the solutions to those and plenty of different questions: enterprise snapshots—brief profiles of prime corporations. what's operating in an funding financial institution relatively like . . . past all of the brochure-speak? What are the possibilities for undergrads and MBAs in company finance? Public finance? M&A? revenues and buying and selling? learn? What do humans rather do in every one of those parts, in undeniable English? that have been the head I-banking corporations, through classification, in 2001 and 2002? What are the most recent tendencies within the undefined? What are the simplest articles to learn at the I-banking organisations (and what's WetFeet's spin at the backside line)? How do insiders describe the pluses and the minuses of an funding banking career—lifestyle, tradition, perks, etc.? speak like a banker. it is time to play funding banking buzzword bingo! How a lot do I-bankers receives a commission besides? What are a few interviewing advice from insiders? On what measures will your interviewer be comparing you? What questions for those who arrange to your I-banking interviews?

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Global mortgage-backed underwriting, at $350 billion, was up 48 percent during the same period of 2001, while global collateralized debt obligations ($38 billion, up 13 percent) and global assetbacked proceeds ($251 billion, up 12 percent) were also up during the same period. Source: Investment Dealers’ Digest, 7/8/02. Investment-Grade Corporate Debt Economic weakness around the world has been reflected in high-grade corporate-debt performance. Globally, Q1/Q2 2002 high-grade corporate debt issuance measured $747 billion, off 7 percent from the same period in 2001.

Banks typically hire undergraduates with some background in accounting, finance, or economics, because those majors teach you many of the basics you’ll need and show that you’re actually interested in the industry. However, if you’re an engineer or a liberal arts major from a top school, you’ll find yourself in good company on Wall Street, too. Just be sure you can present a strong case for what you have to offer and why you are interested in the bank you are courting. Opportunities for MBAs and Other Advanced-Degree Holders Each year investment banks hire significant numbers of MBAs from programs across the country.

Growth rate: -4 percent Personnel Highlights Number of employees: 61,319 1-yr. ™ F I R M S 388 Greenwich St. com T H E Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc. Overview Salomon Smith Barney was involved in two corporate megamergers at the end of the 1990s. , creating Salomon Smith Barney. In 1998, Travelers acquired Citicorp, creating the financial services giant Citigroup. Each of the component organizations of the bank brings a different strength to the table: Smith Barney’s strength was brokerage, Salomon’s was underwriting, and Citicorp’s was banking.

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