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Demystifying Financial Restructuring: Free Mini Course

In this 11-part free mini-course, you will learn about financial restructuring. The course is meant to introduce newbies to a high level overview of financial restructuring and set the stage for further more advanced analysis. ... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Financial Modeling Best Practices

Like many computer programmers, people who build financial models can get quite opinionated about the "right way" to do it. In fact, there is surprisingly little consistency across Wall Street around the structure of ... Read More

The 100+ Excel Shortcuts You Need to Know, Updated for Windows and Mac

Excel shortcuts are a fundamental component of efficient financial modeling. Quite simply, it's well worth the time to learn them. Here, Wall Street Prep has compiled the most important time-saving shortcuts for Excel 2016 for ... Read More

Quick Lesson: DCF Model - Build a Discounted Cash Flow Model, Part 2

Learn the building blocks of a simple one-page DCF model consistent with the best practices you would find in investment banking. As a side benefit, the DCF is the source of a TON of ... Read More

Quick Lesson: DCF Model - Build a Discounted Cash Flow Model, Part 1

Learn the building blocks of a simple one-page DCF model consistent with the best practices you would find in investment banking. As a side benefit, the DCF is the source of a TON of ... Read More

List of Boutique Investment Banks

Miller Buckfire & Co. (Restructuring focused) Morgan Keegan & Co. WR Hambrecht & Co. Montgomery & Co.  (Media & Internet and Technology focused) Stephens, Inc. Stifel Financial Capstone Partners CSG Partners Foros Needham & Co.  ... Read More

Investment Banking Interview Lesson: "Please walk me through the three financial ...

Note: We continue our series on investment banking interview questions with this investment banking interview financial statements question example. For this question, you'll need basic accounting knowledge. Ultimately, your answer shouldn’t last more than 2-3 minutes. ... Read More

Sales & Trading and Equity Research

Institutional investors such as pension funds, mutual funds, university endowments, as well as hedge funds use investment banks in order to trade securities. Investment banks match up buyers and sellers as well as buy ... Read More

Investment Banking vs. Private Equity

Private equity tends to be a common exit path for investment banking analysts and consultants. As a result, we get a lot of questions on both the functional and the actual day-to-day differences between ... Read More

Investment Banking Interview Resume Question Lesson: "Walk me through your resum ...

Walk me through your resume. You've created a great investment banking resume and it has landed you an interview.  The next step is to be able to walk an interviewer through that resume effectively. ... Read More

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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.