I pulled a hail mary and spat out a 32 page industry and equity research report with my own research, original thinking and thesis.
I ended up walking into a small boutique and spoke with the MD of ECM and handed him my research report. Followed up with him and he emailed me back asking to come in and to "discuss my objectives and see what other opportunities match my objectives".
What are my objectives?
I want to break into investment banking and specifically work in an M&A product group, or either a real estate, gaming, energy metals and mining industry group (if I had to choose). So, an investment banking analyst, for short.
What do I want in the time being?
Well, anything really. At this point I just want to get my foot in the door and begin navigating from within the capital markets. I have made aggressive attempts to network and polish my skills and slowly I am seeing the fruits of my labour.
What do I say to him? Do I say that I want anything that I can get? Do I say that I have ambitions within ECM? Do I say that I straight up want to be an investment banking analyst? Ideally I'd like any front office job within investment banking/capital markets (for the time being), but is mentioning that honestly, point blank, a wise idea?
This boutique is primarily involved in equity and debt raising and raised $2b+ last year primarily in blockchain, cannabis, energy metals and gold mining companies.