Investment Banking Lingo, Terms & Definitions

We’ll look at all sorts of cool investment banking lingo, terms and definitions here…for aspiring bankers that is!

That means we’re not going to waste time defining the unimportant banking lingo, eg Bollinger bands, or the super basic terms and definitions, eg AAA rating.

Instead, we want to focus on industry lingo that you will need to know for your banking interviews or you may want to use during your summer internship…the type of lingo that will help set you apart from other students by a mile.  Let’s get started.

The Banker Friendly Resume

In this tutorial we’re going to take you inside the bank and into the head of a tired, disgruntled (and slightly deranged) 2nd year investment banking analyst to see exactly how the banks are going to deal with your resume this recruiting season – and how they decide whether your resume is worthy of an interview.

If you’ve never worked in an IB then this is going to make for an ‘interesting’ read, and will most certainly change the way you go about crafting your 1-page investment banking resume!

Investment Banking Internship Resume

In this tutorial we’re going to drill down to the work section of your resume, because it’s the most important section of your resume, the first section bankers look at and also the one students mess up the most.

We’ll walk through a collection of cheeky tips to help you take your work history from good to great – including telling you exactly what to write and how to present it.  And just as importantly, we’ll dispel some resume myths and point out the one mistake approx 90% of students make when writing about past jobs.

Investment Banking Internship Prep

In this tutorial we’re going to get very ‘real’ with you and explain exactly what investment banking interns are for.  We’ll start general by revealing the type of work you will be asked to do and what your true purpose is.  Then we will drill down to the specific tasks investment banking interns do on a daily basis.

By giving you the uncensored preview you’ll know exactly what to prepare for and what to forget about; plus how to act coming in.  This street-level knowledge will literally put you amongst the top 10% of interns at your bank.

Investment Banking Internship Success

In this final tutorial we’re going to lay out the winning qualities of successful investment banking interns and show you exactly how to express them.  We’ll then reveal everything you need to know about how banks decide which banking interns to keep on (i.e. into the analyst program) and which ones to reject.

By laying out the process from start to finish you’ll be able to walk into your IB internship with total confidence – you’ll know what to show off, who to impress and when to hustle.  This knowledge separates the winners from the losers.

Investment Banking Blogs & More

In this tutorial we’ll look at our favorite resources for aspiring bankers(apart from Inside Investment Banking itself!), including what’s ‘fit to print’ in the world of investment banking blogs, books and other media.

After identifying the category leaders, we’ll explain how each one can help you prepare for investment banking recruiting.  But in a world of information overload (and long study hours) it’s what is not here that matters most.  Our 80-20ing efforts should save you days of wasted study!

The Guide to Financial Modeling & Banking Forums You Weren’t Mean To Read

In this tutorial we’re going to reveal all the time consuming and low value add activities aspiring bankers traditionally get sucked into.  That is to say, we’re going to show you all the things we wasted our time on when we were students trying to get into banking. In doing so we’ll explode some industry-wide myths, including one particularly controversial myth we can’t stand.

By showing you exactly what to avoid, we’ll save you 100 hours of wasted study time and possibly $1000s in unnecessary product costs.