Investment Banking Compensation 2016

We are updating compensation numbers for 2016. Excluded from this overview is investment banking analysts as the variability has not moved much. Simply put an investment banking analyst should make $150, $175K, and $200K in years one, two and three (plus or minus $5-10K depending on how good or bad the bank did). The reason […]

The Future of Wall Street

For those that are in the “know” Wall Street is currently going through a major restructuring. The new issuance market (IPOs) has cooled off substantially when we compare 2016 to 2015 results and there is no reason to believe there will be a material snap back any time soon. We’ll outline our thoughts on how […]

Physical Commodity Trading – Guest Post

***This post is courtesy of frequent commenter Houston Natural Gas Analyst***   Physical Commodity Trading 101 The physical commodities trading space is a particularly niche segment of the overall Wall Street variety of career paths. It is extremely different from the paper trading that banks largely stick to in that you actually take delivery of the product you are trading, […]

Office Politics… It Only Gets Worse

We wrote a quick view of office politics at the entry level and it only gets worse. Once you’re able to distinguish who “matters” from who doesn’t and correctly align your reputation with the top performers… You’re only one step into the madness. We’ll attempt to explain some of the high level strategies to continue […]

Investment Banking Compensation 2015

We are updating compensation numbers for 2015. Excluded from this overview is investment banking analysts as the variability has decreased. Simply put an investment banking analyst should make $150, $175K, and $200K in years one, two and three. The reason we have excluded the exact break out of base and bonus is two-fold: 1) analyst […]

Overview of Leveraged Finance

We have not done an overview in quite some time and needed a post specific to Wall Street. This will elaborate a bit on our hedge fund posts and provide an overview for those that are interested in Investment Banking (You will work closely with Leverage Finance at some point in your career). As with our […]