What Is A Managing Director (MD)?

Osman Ahmed

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Managing Directors (MDs) are the highest-ranking role within an investment bank without becoming a Group Head or C-Level Officer. Their job is to find clients and get deals for the firm, and they get paid according to how successful they are. It is rare to become a Managing Director under the age of 30-35.

To become a Managing Director it is almost essential to have been a Senior Vice President in banking.

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Osman Ahmed

Osman Ahmed is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. Osman started his career as an investment banking analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners where he spent just over two years before moving into a growth equity investing role at Scale Venture Partners, focused on technology. He’s currently a VP at KCK Group, the private equity arm of a middle eastern family office. Osman has a generalist industry focus on lower middle market growth equity and buyout transactions. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.