Financial Modeling Self Study Program

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This site is dedicated to those of you who desire to enter the field of investment banking.  Whether you are in school (undergrad or MBA) or looking to switch careers, I hope that the content contained on this site will answer some of your questions about banking and ultimately help you to achieve your goals.  As a teacher of classes geared towards those trying to break into the industry, I have learned that people tend to have many of the same questions (regarding lifestyle, recruiting, interviewing, etc.) yet surprisingly, there are few resources available on the Internet that serve this informational purpose.  This is my attempt to do so.

Please keep in mind that this site represents the collective wisdom of one person (me) and I am by no means an expert on any all of the topics discussed herein.  Moreover, my opinions may not always represent the mainstream view of investment bankers.  The best advice I can give someone trying to break into investment banking is to talk to as many insiders and to get as many different opinions as possible.

Lastly, I’d love to hear from you.  Please contact me with comments, suggestions, questions, corrections, etc.  This site is very much a work in progress and I hope to continue to improve it and to add content.  Your thoughts are helpful and most welcome.

Lastly (this time I really mean it), as of August 2009, I’m adding a few new topic categories to this site.  This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a couple of years but am just getting around to it now.  I am going to post some thoughts and ideas about markets, investing, economics and the current economic situation.  What does this have to do with investment banking recruiting and interviewing, you may ask?  Well, nothing really.  Since I already have this website up, I’m going to post the content here for now.  Eventually, if I add enough posts and FAQs then I will move this to a new site.  Why am I doing this, you may also ask?  Partly to share my own views with the world (or the small subset thereof that finds this site) and partly because writing these things down forces one to clarify one’s own thoughts.  So yes, it is as much for me as for you.  But perhaps, a few of you will learn something in the process.  Or perhaps teach me something.  Since a lot of these ideas are more controversial, I’m going to allow comments on each post, unlike the main IBankingFAQ content.  I’ll be adding posts slowly over the coming weeks or months or years or whenever I have some free time.

Post comments/suggestions/questions here or you can email me at andrew [at] ibankingfaq.com