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Treasury Career Path

Treasury Career Overview Treasury management jobs involve ensuring that cash and financial risks in a business are properly managed and optimized. The main priority is to ensure cash is managed for day-to-day business operations while having an outlook for long-term strategy.  The treasury career path can be a very interesting and rewarding part of in-house corporate…

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Valuations Analyst Career Profile

Valuations group career overview A valuations analyst provides valuation services for public and private companies. They typically focus on the identification and valuation of intangible assets and, more specifically, with goodwill impairment and purchase price allocation (PPA). A career as an analyst on the valuations team can require significant financial modeling and analysis.   Personality The…

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Transaction Advisory Career Profile

Transaction advisory services career overview Transaction advisory services (TAS) groups in accounting firms help organizations evaluate and navigate corporate transactions, with services that include business modeling, M&A, and valuations. A career in transaction advisory is a lot like investment banking and can therefore involve very long hours with lots of stress and extreme attention to…

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Buy Side Research Career Profile

Buy side research overview The buy side research division of an asset management firm is responsible for generating investment recommendations to be used in internally managed funds and portfolios.  A career in research is very demanding with associates/analysts often working 70+ hour weeks.  There is a lot of competition for positions, the compensation is solid,…

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Commercial Banking Career Profile

Commercial Banking Career Overview A commercial banking career path has you providing clients with credit products such as term loans, revolving lines of credit, syndicated facilities, cash management services, and other fixed income products.  As a credit analyst or loan officer, you deliver financial advice and solutions tailored to your clients’ needs, such as growing…

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Corporate Development Career Path

Corporate Development Careers Corporate development (“corp dev”) is responsible for executing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital raising in-house for a corporation.  Professionals in this job role work alongside investment bankers to identify acquisition targets and negotiate their purchase, as well as prepare to raise equity or debt as required. Depending on the company, there may…

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Private Equity Career Profile

Private equity career overview Private equity (PE) is a common career progression for investment bankers (IB).  Analysts in IB often dream of “graduating” to the buy side, where they are many advantages but hours are still extremely long and require extensive financial modeling work.  Some roles in private equity are less client facing/sales oriented than…

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Sales and Trading Career Profile

Sales and Trading career overview The sales & trading division (S&T) of an investment bank helps mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, etc., facilitate equities transactions (buy/sell). A career in sales & trading can be extremely strenuous with a very fast paced environment. The competition for positions is intense, compensation can be very high, and the work can…

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