Banking to the big boys

Corporate banks provide banking services for large companies The loans they make can be varied and complex It's a people business relationship building is key kk When you're dealing with clients with a turnover in excess of 25m you need a certain level of maturity not always found in a fresh graduate. SHANI REYNOLDS, PR MANAGER FOR CORPORATE BANKING, HSBC In a nutshell, corporate banking Is the broad term applied to the various different banking services offered to large companies - those...

Understanding risks and trying to reap rewards

UBS still rules equities, BarCap dominates debt and Deutsche Bank FX Proprietary trading on the slide Mathematical prowess a prerequisite You'll be liaising with traders and salespeople internally, as well as talking to company directors, industry experts and clients externally .excellent communication skills are key. georgina ferro, executive director, equity research, j.p morgan Every day, millions of financial products are traded in the secondary markets where traders buy and sell financial...

Keeping bankers in check

Risk managers are in the spotlight Banking regulators are getting tough Risk and compliance staff need to be tough too it Because risk can't really be compartmentalised, it's important to develop a versatile and mobile skill set. MICHAEL RUTLEDGE, EXECUTiVE DIRECTOR, CREDIT RISK, J.P MORGAN It's up to risk management teams in investment banks to make sure the bank doesn't take huge risks and therefore make huge losses in its pursuit of gigantic profits. As just about every investment bank has...

Buying and selling companies for clients

Tiziana Galassini

Fewer places mean even more competition Senior M amp A bankers are relationship builders Junior M amp A bankers build spreadsheets and work long hours kk There's a lot of analysis to be done. The need to do things quickly on a limited timetable means everyone here works harder than in a lot of other areas of financial services. james robertson, managing director, investment banking, ubs ergers and acquisitions M amp A was always one of the most competitive sectors of the financial industry to...

How to approach the recruitment process

Sometimes students call us up and say their girlfriend rang in the middle of the test. But why was their phone on and why did they answer it Getting a job in an investment bank isn't easy. On average, banks are thought to receive 60 applications per place. At some firms, the proportion is far higher. In the boom times UBS, for example, estimated that it got 95 applications for every offer made and Soci t G n rale reckoned it received some 350,000 applications from which it ended up taking about...