Financial Modeling Self Study Program

Welcome to IBankingFAQ

I’ve recently launched a new website/blog covering economics:  EconomicsFAQ.  This is a project that I’ve been meaning to do ever since I launched IBankingFAQ almost ten years ago.  I have three goals for this new site.  First, to explain pretty much all of economics in Q&A format, since I think economics is very poorly taught.  Second, to explain why I believe much of mainstream economics is wrong.  Third, to defend the free market, a concept this is misunderstood by nearly all, including economists.  While I’m just getting started, I aim to add a few posts a week so I hope you will check it out.

I invite and encourage you to check out my book, How to Be an Investment Banker: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job + Website (Wiley Finance). If you find this site useful for the investment banking recruiting process then I think you will enjoy the book. Basically, the book is an extension of this site covering in greater detail information about investment banking and lifestyle, recruiting and interviewing and the technical stuff that you need to know, including an overview of accounting, finance, financial statement analysis, valuation, modeling, M&A and LBOs.

I also want to remind you about my financial modeling self study program, which costs only $49. You can learn how to build a financial model in the comfort of your own home or office. Knowing how to build an integrated cash flow model will definitely help you in your interviews plus it is a great way to prep for those dreaded technical interview questions. Click to view more information about the financial modeling self study program.

For additional help with preparations for investment banking recruiting, please also note that I offer one-on-one coaching sessions.

As always, I look forward to your comments/suggestions/questions and emails (andrew [at] ibankingfaq.com).

Random FAQ: Am I likely to be asked brainteasers in an interview?

You might.  Personally, I’ve never been asked a brainteaser in an interview for a banking position.  But I’d say it’s more common for Analyst interviews than for Associate interviews.   See Interviewing – Brainteasers for some common ones.

Note that you are much less likely to get the types of analytical questions or “case studies” common in consulting interviews (e.g. “how many ping pong balls fit into the Empire State Building?” or “how many gas stations are there in the United States?).

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