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Part II: How to get an investment banking job in...Following my post covering a broad range of questions about the African investment banking (IB)/private equity (PE) scene, I thought I would cover some questions asked of me in more detail. This is the second of a multi-part series on the South African IB market. This post covers how to get an... 1 year 2 months
How to make it into Investment Banking, the South...Part I: How to be the perfect investment banking candidate Following my recent post covering a broad range of questions about the African investment banking (IB)/private equity (PE) scene, I thought I would cover some questions asked of me in more detail. This is the first of a multi-part... 1 year 4 months
How to get admitted to H/S/W MBA program with a...Every year H/S/W indicate that their 80% ranges of gmat score include admits with gmat scores below 690 We are repeatedly told by class profiles, admissions consultants, alumni and of course GMAT prep providers that you cannot make it to H/S/W with a sub 700 score. However, year on year H/S/... 1 year 5 months
AMA: Private Equity Analyst at African Impact...WSO - I would like to share my knowledge on banking/PE/markets in Africa for those in the market and those willing to be party to the African growth story. Could also help for your PE interviews! Bio: Analyst (3rd year) at MM private equity firm focussed on impact investment in Africa.... 12 months 2 days
Investment Banking is easy!I get this a lot from my brother (Geneticist turned Doctor) and many of my "smart" friends (actuaries, physicists, surgeons, biotech engineers, programmers and mining engineers) "Finance is NOT complex, all you need to know is: NPV/IRR; High Risk -> High return; Buy low, Sell high" "All the... 2 years 7 months
Banker's graveyardSo what do you after *%#@ everyone over? The world hates you! You've been fired! You can never be a public figure! Here's were the "Too big to fail" club are today: Banker's graveyard [quote=CNBC.com]In the past two years, powerful figures in both Washington and Wall... 3 years 3 months
MBA @ IE vs LBS vs INSEAD vs IMD vs SaidSo I was thinking.... Since I don't like my savings, where to go for B-School in Europe? I am 2.1 Master's Degree holder (Valedictorian) from South Africa (like Greg Smith of Goldman Sachs NY Times resignation fame ), with a CFA, 720 GMAT, 3.5 GPA equivalent and 5 years IB experience at... 3 years 3 months
Top 10 European Business SchoolSo how easy is it to get into a top European Business School as a 2.1 Master's Degree holder (Valedictorian) from Africa, with a CFA, 720 GMAT, 3.5 GPA equivalent and 5 years IB experience at global firms? Do the diversity points really help? Particularly at LBS ; INSEAD; IE; IMD; Said;... 3 years 3 months

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Part II: How to get an investment banking job in...Deal flow is reasonable in South Africa, there are several banks playing in the market so not every bank has a decent slice of the deal cake. Most South African banks are targeting deals across the continent and that is seen as a major growth area for deal flow. 1 year 2 months
Part II: How to get an investment banking job in...Most bankers do a fair bit of modelling, it's quite hard to avoid it. In the past decade some banks did models out of London; however, that is not en mode at present. Which specific questions do you have about IB in South Africa? 1 year 2 months
AMA: Private Equity Analyst at African Impact...Alisco j You needn't worry, most people who need to know McGill will know about its quality. You should concern yourself more with your dearth of experience in the South African market and your foreign nationality. As an analyst at JP Morgan (or any other international bank in Johannesburg... 1 year 4 months
AMA: Private Equity Analyst at African Impact...Alisco j Firstly, well done on the scholarship and surviving the weather at McGill. We need to elaborate on what you mean by "give back". Naturally, investment banking is fairly elitist, expect PE recruiters to assess the pedigree of your school rigourously. Make sure you meet the... 1 year 4 months
How to make it into Investment Banking, the South...Mat Full-time 1st year analyst salaries vary materially from bank to bank between c. ZAR 300k - c. ZAR 500k. One can expect to earn 20%-50% more on base salaries at BB banks in SA compared to major local banks. However, this is principally the case if you join on an analyst/graduate... 1 year 4 months
How to make it into Investment Banking, the South...afrikanboi Some boutiques are solid and can provide strong exit opportunities if there are strong, seasoned and well-known people at MD level. I will probably upload part two in the next fortnight. 1 year 4 months
How to make it into Investment Banking, the South...Ali-Fordjour Obed Firstly, well done on the scholarship and surviving the weather at McGill. We need to elaborate on what you mean by "give back". Naturally, investment banking is fairly elitist, expect bankers to assess the pedigree of your school rigourously. Make sure you meet the... 1 year 4 months
How to make it into Investment Banking, the South...afrikanboi My next post will talk about this at length. The preview is as follows, being a South African national is an advantage when looking for work in South Africa. However, most banks are willing to look at exceptional foreign candidates particularly international banks such as Goldman... 1 year 4 months
How to make it into Investment Banking, the South...Bomma I worked at one the largest African banks both in debt and advisory. On average you need 3-6 years banking experience to transition to PE. 1 year 4 months
How to make it into Investment Banking, the South...I work in PE but I previously worked in IBD and recruited many bankers. 1 year 4 months