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Corporate Finance Careers: Financial Services Industry

So you want to break into a career in finance? Buy side or sell side? M&A or private equity?

Here we’ve put together an infographic showing all of corporate finance’s major players and how they interact with one another.

A must-read ahead of any finance interview!

Finance Careers Infographic

Corporate Finance Who's Who

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March 15, 2023 12:07 pm

Where does private credit sit in the info graphic?

Brad Barlow
March 16, 2023 3:54 pm
Reply to  Lennie

Hi, Lennie, Private credit sits with the lenders at the top of the graphic, who provide funds to companies via loan syndication and other debt vehicles that are not traded in the public markets. However, unlike traditional bank loans (which may themselves be securitized and syndicated to the public markets),… Read more »

Ashwini Laad
July 13, 2021 2:00 pm

I work as Transaction reporting BA for reg projects like Mifid, CFTC, MAS etc, I need to speak with Business often and understand their jargon and products , various trade flows and risk books pnl etc, which article or course you recommend would help me ?

Jeff Schmidt
July 13, 2021 6:19 pm
Reply to  Ashwini Laad


I would probably recommend our Fixed Income Markets Certification and/or the Equity Markets Certification (you don’t have to get certified if you don’t want to). I think these are your best bet based on your job description.


Ashwini Laad
July 15, 2021 10:57 am
Reply to  Jeff Schmidt

Thankyou for responding to my query ,
Is there a choice to get certified or not ? I mean any variation in fees basis that ?
Also will I have life long access once I purchase the content ?

Jeff Schmidt
July 15, 2021 1:33 pm
Reply to  Ashwini Laad

Ashwini: The certification is up to you. I suppose you could put on your resume… I believe the certification in included in the total fee. I would reach out to support at wallstreetprep dot com for help in terms of how long you should have access. Different courses have different… Read more »

May 25, 2019 2:31 pm

I purchased the technical finance interview guide. I will be interviewing for a corporate finance role at an oil & gas company. What sections of the guide should I focus on?

Jeff Schmidt
May 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Reply to  A L

I would primarily focus on accounting and valuation questions. We do have industry-specific questions (including O&G) that you should be prepared for. You should also demonstrate how O&G is different from other sectors (commodity prices, declining asset base, capital intensive), as well as what is going on with prices. Best,… Read more »