Dear WSO Community,
I am excited to announce the launch of the IBP Institute and the Investment Banking Professional Credential to the public. This initiative has been in the works for years with pilots running at investment banks over the past few summers and we're excited to finally open registration (first public IBP Exam to be administered June 16, 2018).
The IBP Institute is dedicated to building a respected credential for the investment banking industry -- similar to the CFA for Investment Management and the FRM for Risk Managers. The IBP Exam is a rigorous test and will require between 150-250 hours of study (the exams include financial modeling in Excel) with the goal of developing a test that is indicative of success on the job -- specifically in IB.
I am personally very excited about the credential because I know it will open the doors to many motivated students that don't fit the traditional investment banking "prototype" (what I see on WSO all the time) and will also help employers find the most motivated and talented employees. To learn more about the IBP Career Center and candidate benefits, please click here.
I am proud to work with Alastair J.G. Matchett and Financial Edge Training, Matan Feldman and Wall Street Prep, John Tjia, David Resnick, Gregory Fleming, Mitchell Hara, Joseph Marren, Diana Giddon, David Connal, Louise Pitt, David Mell, Ben Sopranzetti and many others to improve our industry and open the doors to a wider pool of talented candidates. To learn more about the IBP Institute leadership, please read here.
I'm happy to answer questions in this thread. I assume many members of the community will have questions around the credential and if it makes sense for them. I think many of those questions will be answered by this article, but I'm happy to expand on anything you find or don't find in the FAQs or anywhere on the IBP Institute site.
Also, please feel free to reach out to me over PM or directly at [email protected] if you prefer to ask your questions in private.