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How Financial Modeling can help in Credit Analysis?

Let us face it, most businesses cannot survive without leverage today. In a quest for survival and expansion, companies need to resort to debt as equity alone cannot suffice the requirements. Whether it is financing a new project, meeting…

10 PRACTICAL STEPS TO BECOME A FUND MANAGER

Being a Fund Manager is seen as one of the most glamorous roles in the finance industry. He is the person in charge of managing the entire Mutual fund’s investments and ensuring that it is in alignment with the larger goals. The sense…

HOW TO DO INDUSTRY ANALYSIS? A COMPLETE GUIDE WITH STEP-WISE APPROACH AND EXAMPLES

Man doesn’t exist in isolation, he is a part of the universe at large. Similarly, companies also do not operate in seclusion. They are a subset of the greater universe known as the industry or sector. For example, pharmaceutical companies…

Using financial analysis ratios for determining company strength

You aspire to be one of the top financial analysts and are unable to figure out which course to opt for. What would you do? You will surf the internet, discuss with your peers, ask your mentors, scan career guidance books etc. So now at least…

A day in the life of a Venture Capital Associate

“Venture capital is about capturing the value between the start-up phase and the public company phase” -Fred Wilson, an American businessman and Venture Capitalist. Yes, this quote very much encapsulates the essence of Venture Capitalism.…

Do you have what it takes to be an Investment Banker? - Part III

In the last two posts, we discussed about skill sets & qualifications which an Investment Banker typically requires. Armed with qualifications, how can you break into the field of Investment Banking? Yet donning the hat of an Investment…

Do you have what it takes to be an Investment Banker? - Part II

  In the last article, we discussed what are the skill sets you should have in your kitty, to become an Investment Banker. Now that we have sorted out what is an Investment Banker, let’s get down to what qualifications can lead…

Do you have what it takes to be an Investment Banker? - Part I

All we know about an Investment Banker is that he is some bigwig, wearing a sleek professional outfit, always on his toes & working on vacations. Many of them simply know that an Investment Banking career helps you earn a lot of moolah,…

Email Etiquettes that an Investment Banker must know

Major chunk of the work profile of an investment banker includes liasoning with clients and top level managers. Communication plays an essential role in this area, and hence one should be upgrade their skills to appear courteous and professional…

Understanding Company Analysis in Investment Research

At Starbucks, Meera was merrily sipping her coffee happy with her cousin Rhea’s visit. “It’s a treat for your promotion!”, she had exclaimed. Smiling at her, Rhea said, “Yes, it is a treat.” “Rhea, you work as an investment…