G ET V AULT G OLD M EMBERSHIP AND GET ACCESS TO ALL OF V AULT S AWARD WINNING

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Customized for: Jingwen Wu ([email protected]) Ecole Polytechnique Online Career Library INVEST BANKIN CAREE ON THE JOB Chapter 8: Corporate Finance Chapter 9: Institutional Sales and Trading Chapter 10: Research Chapter 11: Syndicate: The Go-betweens
Customized for: Jingwen Wu ([email protected]) Ecole Polytechnique Online Career Library
Customized for: Jingwen Wu ([email protected]) Ecole Polytechnique Online Career Library Visit the Vault Finance Career Channel at – with insider firm profiles, message boards, the Vault Finance Job Board and more. 73 C A R E E R L I B R A R Y Stuffy bankers? The stereotype of the corporate finance department is stuffy, arrogant (white and male) MBAs who frequent golf courses and talk on cell-phones nonstop. While this is increasingly less true, corporate finance remains the most white-shoe department in the typical investment bank. The atmosphere in corporate finance is, unlike that in sales and trading, often quiet and reserved. Junior bankers sit separated by cubicles, quietly crunching numbers. Depending on the firm, corporate finance can also be a tough place to work, with unforgiving bankers and expectations through the roof. Although decreasing, stories of analyst abuse run rampant and some bankers come down hard on new analysts simply to scare and intimidate them. The lifestyle for corporate finance professionals can be a killer. In fact, many corporate finance workers find that they literally dedicate their lives to the job. Social life suffers, free time disappears, and stress multiplies. It is not uncommon to find analysts and associates wearing rumpled pants and wrinkled shirts, exhibiting the wear and tear of all-nighters. Fortunately, these long hours pay remarkable dividends in the form of six-figure salaries and huge year-end bonuses. Personality-wise, bankers tend to be highly intelligent, motivated, and not lacking in confidence. Money is very much a driving motivation for bankers, and many anticipate working for just a few years to earn as much as possible, before finding less demanding work. Analysts and associates tend also to be ambitious, intelligent and pedigreed. If you happen to be

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