What Is A Vice President (VP)?

Sid Arora

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The Vice Presidents (also known as Directors) are in the middle of the investment banking hierarchy. Their role is to manage the Associates and Analysts to make sure they do the correct work for the deals sourced by the Managing Directors.

Vice Presidents are almost always promoted from Associate level and it is rare for them to enter the firm from another industry. They are paid upwards of $300,000 and with most of their total pay being in the form of a bonus.

After 3-4 years in the role and with good client interaction and management skills, Vice Presidents will be promoted to Senior Vice President.

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Sid Arora

Sid Arora is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. Currently an investment analyst focused on the TMT sector at 1818 Partners (a New York Based Hedge Fund), Sid previously worked in private equity at BV Investment Partners and BBH Capital Partners and prior to that in investment banking at UBS. He holds a BS from CMU. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.