Investment banking

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Introducing investment banking

Introducing a career in investment banking 

If you’re just starting to research what investment banks do and consider a career at one, this is the perfect place to start. Read more 

What do investment banks do?

What do investment banks do? 

The main revenue-generating work of most investment banks can be divided into two main sections: corporate finance and advice (M&A, loan finance, and capital markets), and markets (sales, trading, and research). Read more 

Graduate employers

The investment banks you need to know about 

To help make understanding the landscape of investment banks easier, we've divided them up into five categories: the bulge bracket, the best big deal challengers, emerging market experts, big reputations and boutiques. Read more 

First year opportunities

Opportunities in investment banking for first-year students 

If you've only just arrived at university your graduate career will seem a lifetime away. But if there's a chance you might want it to start with working at an investment bank, then applying for a first year scheme is a no-brainer. Read more 

Internships

Investment banking internships: what you need to know 

Around 75 per cent of graduate roles at investment banks given to former interns, so doing an internship is an important step on the recruitment ladder if you want to work at an investment bank. Read more 

Graduate scheme and career progression

The investment banking graduate scheme and beyond 

Starting a career in investment banking as a graduate opens up many opportunities. Read more 

Application, interview and assessment day advice

A step by step guide to getting a place at an investment bank 

Much is made of the competitive nature of the investment banking sector. The recruitment process, then, should prepare you for it nicely. Interest in investment banking roles shows no sign of waning among students and graduates, so it's essential that you get your application right to win a position. Read more 

Commercial awareness

Commercial awareness for investment banking interviews 

In the hunt for a graduate job or an internship in investment banking, commercial awareness is crucial. Read more