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The Investment Banking Interview

It is no secret that the investment banking interview process is incredibly competitive. What may be surprising is that there is actually a well-defined sequence of steps one can take to dramatically improve chances of receiving an offer. In this article we provide an overview of the process, as well as the most common...

March 22nd, 2012| The Wall Street Prep Team| IB Interview Tips| 0 Continue Reading

How Strong is The Chinese Wall Separating Investment Banking and Equity Research?

FINRA fined 10 large investment banks $43.5m for "failing to shield analysts from pressure to promote stocks," specifically claiming that  the "investment banks promised favorable research to Toys “R” Us Inc. and its private-equity owners in 2010 to win roles in its initial public offering." Read full article here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-11/finra-fines-10-wall-street-firms-over-analysts-ipo-pitches.html

December 15th, 2014| Matan Feldman| Investment Banking News| 0 Continue Reading
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DealBook: Private Equity Is Top Choice of Young Wall St. Bankers

If you are curious about exit options after investment banking, Dealbook has given us some numbers for 2014.  36% of junior investment bankers who started two-year jobs in 2012 have now joined private equity firms, while only 27.5% stayed in the same group at their bank. Read the full post here.

December 8th, 2014| Matan Feldman| Investment Banking News| 0 Continue Reading
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Wall Street Prep Coupon – 15% Off Self Study Programs

Wall Street Prep is extending its 15% off Web Special for all Self Study Programs. Use Wall Street Prep coupon code "webpromo" at checkout to claim this offer. Offer valid for a limited time only. Learn More at wallstreetprep.com/programs.

June 16th, 2014| The Wall Street Prep Team| WSP In the News| 0 Continue Reading
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Bain Group recapitalizes its BMC investment

In our LBO courses, our students learn that private equity investors have 3 strategies that they can deploy to exit their investments – 1) sell the investment company to a strategic or financial acquirer; 2) take the company public; or 3) recapitalize their investment, which involves paying themselves a dividend and financing it via...

May 30th, 2014| The Wall Street Prep Team| Investment Banking News| 0 Continue Reading

For investment banks, M&A league table rankings are just as important as the deal fees…

With M&A league tables serving as a constant barometer (they can be found in every single pitchbook) of investment banks' success and activity in advising their clients, it's not totally surprising that several investment banks decided to forego fees in exchange for advisory deal recognition. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Said to Swap Fees for Deal...

March 10th, 2014| The Wall Street Prep Team| Investment Banking News| 0 Continue Reading

Video Matan Feldman interviewed on HuffPost Live about why banks are giving analysts more time off

January 28th, 2014| The Wall Street Prep Team| WSP In the News| 0 Watch the Video

Wall Street Prep Partners with MasterStreet to Offer Financial Modeling Classes

NEW YORK, NY January 22, 2014 MasterStreet (www.masterstreet.com) and Wall Street Prep (www.wallstreetprep.com) are pleased to announce a new partnership that will make Wall Street Prep’s financial modeling classes available to professionals through MasterStreet’s free search engine and booking platform for business, technology, and design classes and training.

January 22nd, 2014| The Wall Street Prep Team| WSP In the News| 0 Continue Reading

Video Matan Feldman Interviewed on Wall Street Journal’s NewsHub

October 29th, 2013| The Wall Street Prep Team| WSP In the News| 0 Watch the Video
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Goldman Seeks to Improve Working Conditions for Junior Staffers – WSJ

By Shayndi Raice | Goldman Sachs said it has spent the past year working to improve the work-life balance of most-junior employees, known on Wall Street as analysts, by reducing their hours and other measures. Maybe you don’t have to work seven days a week to succeed at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The New York...

October 29th, 2013| The Wall Street Prep Team| Investment Banking News| 0 Continue Reading