And these pitch books are put together by … junior bankers. The fact that the bank I work for is the market leader, and acts as financial advisor and sponsor on most of the projects we are involved in, has given me an extremely wide and useful set of skills by being part of deal teams closing flagship infrastructure transactions in Europe. Dartmouth Partners recruits individuals with an outstanding academic or professional background into firms who recognise that a competitive edge is gained by finding and hiring the best human capital available. They're never there. A lot of the content of the CFA study is not directly relevant to what you will do as an analyst or associate in investment banking, except maybe for the parts about financial analysis, equity valuation and corporate finance.
A support network is particularly key at bonus time or redundancy time.
Client A wants to get your opinion on which company they should acquire from four companies and why Company B needs to raise capital. He takes every rejection incredibly personally, even if it's a job application or something else to do with work.