Boutique Analyst/Associate: Goals For First 90 Days
I have been doing consulting work for a small boutique bank for the past few months and recently accepted a full time offer with them starting next week. So far I've built models for a sell-side deal and an equity offering and I have 2 years of experience in the middle office of a
Consider: in investment banking terms, the firm I'm joining is a startup and I'm the only non-MD member.
The question at hand is 90 day goals: I've been asked to provide the partners with a list of goals that I'd like to achieve within my first 90 days of employment. The first thing that came to mind is to survive. But I worked my fair share of 90hr weeks in the MO and I don't expect hours to be anything extreme here. Besides, that's not something you tell your new boss.
In a small firm, revenue generation is a must. I realize that it's not easy for Junior Bankers to close deals. Realistically but still optimistic, one of my goals will be either "Generate at least 2 quality client leads" or "Produce 1/2 my salary in revenue".
The rest of the things I can think of just sound like 'competence' i.e. "meet all deadlines", "produce high quality models", "contribute innovative ideas", blah blah blah…
I'm at a point where I would appreciate some brainstorming ideas. I'd like to hear some of your starting goals and some realistic objectives for a boutique bank Analyst/Associate. I'd like to deliver this list by Friday.