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Investment Banking Vice President Compensation

Investment banking Vice Presidents are the next step after associate and before director in the investment banking career path and earn base compensation of $225,000 - $250,000, with bonuses ranging from $200,000 to $400,000 ... Read More

Investment Banking Associate Salary Guide

Investment banking associates are typically hired after business school.  The investment banking associate salary is comprised of a base and a bonus.  For a first year investment banking associate in New York City the ... Read More

Investment Banking Analyst Salary Guide

Investment banking analysts are typically hired straight out of college into a two year program, that sometimes extends to a third year.  The investment banking analyst salary is comprised of a base and a ... Read More

Sales & Trading: Analyst Day In The Life

Follow along for a typical day of a first year Rates Trading Analyst on the Interest Rate Swaps Desk in New York. Rates Trading sits within Fixed Income and would include products such as treasuries, ... Read More

Demystifying Wall Street Trading: Real Example

I stumbled into a Wall Street Trading floor having no idea what a Wall Street Trader actually does. I struggled to find any good information online or in books. I signed up for a ... Read More

Sales and Trading: Roles and Asset Classes

I volunteered for a number of recruiting events during my time at JPMorgan. I brought hundreds of business cards and prepared for a lot of small talk. We were typically grouped off by role, ... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Sales and Trading

Sales and trading refers to the division of an investment bank responsible for making markets in stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Salespeople work with asset managers, hedge funds, insurance companies, and other buy-side investors to ... Read More

Sales and Trading Career Path

Sales and trading offer a lucrative career path, with ample and structured opportunities for internal promotion opportunities. The career progression for S&T professionals is as follows (most junior listed first): Analysts Associate Vice president ... Read More

PowerPoint Hacks for Investment Banking and Consulting

Because pretty much everyone has used PowerPoint before, many people consider themselves fairly competent when it comes to throwing some slides together and calling it a day. But if you’re one of the over ... Read More

Breaking into Sales and Trading

I’ve had a lot of people ask me how to break into sales and trading. I’ve mentored both current students and mid-office professionals looking to move onto a job on the trading floor. I’ve ... Read More


The Wall Street Prep Quicklesson Series

7 Free Financial Modeling Lessons

Get instant access to video lessons taught by experienced investment bankers. Learn financial statement modeling, DCF, M&A, LBO, Comps and Excel shortcuts.