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  2. DCM Path

    Investment Banking

    I'm interested in going into DCM. Yes, I understand that it usually comes with a sacrifice in regards to exit opps. Any insight on whether or not the "path" of going into DCM is any different than it would be for M&A? Tips on internship ...

    34 comments7 Jan 2018 -

  3. Debt Capital Markets- Is it IB?

    Investment Banking

    So I'm researching Debt Equity Markets as I have an upcoming interview for a Middle Market bank coming up. The title has Investment Banking in it but the research I have came across gives me mixed reviews on whether DCM and ECM are part of investment ...

    13 comments14 Nov 2019 -

  4. Hi everyone I was wondering some advice here. I would appreciate hearing from others in DCM to get a clearer picture. I was wondering if you can talk about your experience broadly about working in DCM (hours, salary, exit opps, satisfaction) I see from a ...

    101 comments29 Jan 2016 -

  5. Made it to a Bulge Bracket Bank

    WSO Success Stories

    Great news. I finally landed a spot in DCM for the leveraged finance team of a very prestigious BB on the street. I literally started from the bottom, working my way up, and have been working at a mid-size to small boutique firm for the past year and a ha ...

    17 comments16 May 2017 -

  6. DCM and LevFin in Canada

    Investment Banking

    Hi guys, I'm really interested in Debt Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance in Canada and I was wondering if you guys could give any insight about it. How big are the teams for each, comp, exit ops, etc? I assume mostly the Big5 banks have teams in ...

    14 comments28 Jan 2018 -

  7. Hi I am currently applying to various banks to land a full-time offer or a trainee position in the field of debt capital markets. Therefore I am looking for some interview prep books which cover the relevant material, especially HOW something is done in r ...

    21 comments9 Feb 2017 -

  8. Hi, I was just wondering what questions are typically asked during interviews for high yield (credit analysis) positions? Also, what types of case studies are given during these interviews? My background consists of investment banking and three years at a ...

    18 comments5 May 2017 -

  9. Does anyone know what junior level people within the DCM department does? A summary would be very nice. Thanks. DCM Debt Capital Markets ...

    18 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  10. I have to decide between these too. Anybody have any opinions with regards to which position is more prestigious, should offer better learning opportunities, set me up better for full time offers... Not sure exactly what full-time I want. Either banking o ...

    25 comments13 Mar 2010 -

  11. DCM at One Man Boutique?

    Investment Banking

    Just about to graduate from a non-target with a previous internship in DCM. I interviewed for a DCM analyst role at what I thought was a small firm, apparently it is one man small. The founder worked in DCM and syndicate at a bulge bracket for 15 years, t ...

    14 comments27 Apr 2016 -

  12. LATAM DCM interview

    Investment Banking

    So I managed to get an interview for LATAM DCM analyst. I am currently in Asset Management. Is there anything I should be worried about other than know the CFA L1 section of fixed income? I just wondering considering that LATAM covers a couple countries, ...

    10 comments8 Apr 2018 -

  13. Situation

    Investment Banking

    Hypothetically, what would you do in this situation: Say you have an offer for PWM at a BB already. Additionally, you are waiting on an offer from a MM DCM gig where you have been given encouragement that you have a very good chance (will know for sure in ...

    12 comments9 Jan 2012 -

  14. Working on a project for school and trying to identify the places that do fixed income, which are the best, why they're good or bad, etc. I really don't know a whole lot about FI, any advice would be great Debt Capital Markets ...

    12 comments22 Aug 2011 -

  15. Credit analyst to DCM?

    Job Search Advice

    Just started as a commercial credit analyst in a BB. Basically assessing credit risk. Obviously we do modelling, although only from templates at this stage. People who stay in this role tend to either move up the ranks within credit risk or become relatio ...

    7 comments13 Dec 2016 -

  16. I was wondering if anyone has experience interviewing with Credit Agricole CIB for a DCM analyst position. I was looking around and didn't really find much on Glassdoor for CA CIB. The best I found was just reading up on DCM on mergers and inquisitio ...

    9 comments2 May 2012 -

  17. DCM vs Credit Risk

    Job Search Advice

    I recently received full time analyst offers from both credit risk and DCM at a BB (think GS /MS). I am not sure which is the best option for me if my long run goals are to go into industry coverage IBD or manage a corporation. Credit risk will give me so ...

    8 comments27 Aug 2012 -

  18. BMO Sponsor Finance insight?

    Investment Banking

    I'm currently interviewing with BMO Sponsor Finance for an Analyst role and would probably get brought in as a 2nd year. I've spoken with contacts at Golub and Ares and they said BMO has a solid MM group but didn't have much detail. Wonderi ...

    6 comments8 Feb 2016 -

  19. Debt Capital Markets BB M&A Elite Boutiques 2015 FT Recruiting Recruiting Results 2016 investment banking analyst ...

    5 comments26 Apr 2016 -

  20. Generic thread.

    Investment Banking

    Edit: Thanks for the help. sa Debt Capital Markets banking ...

    5 comments28 Nov 2014 -

  21. What is actually the difference between Citi's capital markets origination and regular debt capital market departments at other investment banks? are they just the same? Citi Capital Markets Origination vs. Debt Capital Markets Citi Capital Markets i ...

    4 comments10 Mar 2018 -

  22. HY Capital Markets

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone have any insight on the HY Capital Markets Groups in Investment Banking that is situated under Lev Fin? Are exit ops better than traditional DCM? Any modeling performed? Thanks Debt Capital Markets ...

    5 comments13 Apr 2013 -

  23. Hello all, I work as a ratings advisor in the debt capital markets team of a Bank. However, wanted to learn more about Covenants, Structuring, Pricing and the like- especially in the high yield space. Any recommendations on which books I could pick up for ...

    4 comments26 Aug 2016 -

  24. I've been extended an offer to join RBS as a debt capital markets analyst. Anyone have insight to culture, prestige, bonus, work load? I'm hoping to use the experience to move into their HY or LevFin groups, maybe credit funds down the line. Sli ...

    4 comments18 Dec 2014 -

  25. S&T vs DCM

    Sales and Trading

    Hey guys, 1st post on this but long time reader, facing a bit of a dilema. Currently doing a summer in FIG DCM at a BB and liking it but am torn between DCM and Sales. I've always kind of had my eyes on Sales but DCM was kind of offered it on a plate ...

    4 comments11 Aug 2010 -

  26. Im curious as to what the differences are between commercial loan origination at say a bank such as Wells Fargo or JPMorgan vs debt capital markets at Merrill lynch or Barclays. Is this essentially the same thing? thanks for your advice. DCM Debt Capital ...

    3 comments31 Jul 2012 -

  27. I found a youtube video made for the University of New South Wales by UBS that does a good job in explaining what Ibanking really is and what the different Industry groups do when working on deals. Enjoy. UBS Investment Banking Debt Capital Markets ipos ...

    3 comments3 Jun 2011 -

  28. Monkeys, I have searched teh interwebs for information in ABS creation, trading, and general information. Found lots of good nugets of information but now that I have found my way back to the mother tree due to christmas break I was wondering if anyone ou ...

    3 comments13 Dec 2010 -

  29. Debt Capital Markets Interview

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, I work at a BB firm in the market risk management group but was reached out by a lateral recruiter regarding open positions in the debt capital markets group within investment banking. This group covers energy/power companies. I have two interview ...

    3 comments31 Jul 2012 -

  30. I have a UBS Debt Capital Markets superday this week. I was just wondering if anyone knows what kind of questions to expect. I figure a bunch of stuff about bonds and market movements. Will I be asked a any technical questions relating to accounting and c ...

    3 comments14 Feb 2010 -

  31. Monkeys, Here is the situation. I am at at top 3 brokerage doing portfolio management of assets and have been trying to get into the deal side of CRE for the last couple of months. Good traction, but no offers. Now, there is an opportunity at a BB doing t ...

    2 comments3 Jul 2019 -

  32. Debt Private Placement inquiry

    Investment Banking

    Hi!- I just received an offer from a MM DCM team. Essentially, they serve as a broker between private companies looking to raise debt and club lenders (BDCs, PE, Credit Funds), and focus mostly on lev. loans/ hy debt. Is there anyone that can tell me more ...

    2 comments22 Aug 2017 -

  33. Hi everyone, I have got a DCM interview coming up. Would appreciate any and all advice on how to study for that as it is not like typical investment banking interviews. Thanks Debt Capital Markets ...

    2 comments10 Nov 2015 -

  34. debt capital markets- M&A

    Investment Banking

    will debt capital raising be hit as hard as M&A in lieu of the credit crunch? DCM Debt Capital Markets ...

    2 comments19 Apr 2016 -

  35. RBC GM- DCM VS BNP Paribas structuring? both are in NYC, SA offers Please tell me which one is better in terms of FT offer rate, placement etc markets structuring DCM Debt Capital Markets Salary ...

    2 comments31 Jan 2013 -

  36. High-Yield DCM Help

    Investment Banking

    I'm starting work in high-yield DCM in June. Any suggestions on reading material to prepare? All help will be much appreciated. Debt Capital Markets ...

    2 comments5 Feb 2012 -

  37. I am looking into a career in ECM / DCM and was just wondering if anyone could provide input. Thanks. For most of the mid tier to top tier banks, is ECM considered to be within investment banking or equities/fixed income? Does that change the function/res ...

    2 comments31 Jul 2012 -

  38. Debt Markets

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys, I wanted to know if there were any good sites/resources out there that would help me follow the debt markets. Thanks in advance. Debt Capital Markets ...

    2 comments20 Sep 2009 -

  39. I have an outstanding offer to intern on the loan syndicate desk at a large regional bank, and I'm curious if anyone has any knowledge about the day-to-day life of an intern/analyst in this group? I understand that it is contained within IB DCM, but ...

    1 comment16 Oct 2019 -

  40. Hello Monkeys, I've been working in a small HY shop since graduating (Bachelors, Finance). My current role is very much clerical, so I'm looking elsewhere for opportunities to further specialise and develop a deeper understanding of fixed income ...

    1 comment17 Jul 2019 -

  41. Hi all, I am going to be interning in JP's London office within IB. I was given TMT, DI and the UK teams to network with and subsequently rank during the intern allocation process. I made my team selections last month and went for EMEA TMT, EMEA DI a ...

    1 comment18 Apr 2019 -

  42. What is DCM?- Debt Capital Markets Definition The team within Debt Capital Markets (DCM) is responsible for providing advice on raising debt for acquisitions, refinancing of existing debt, or restructuring of existing debt. A Debt Capital Markets Group wi ...

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  43. We are working with debt lenders, and need to see if we can sustain 70 or 80% advance rates from our lenders (which would require 20-30% cash used by us. I am in the specialty finance industry, and cash is our inventory, so we need to make sure these adva ...

    1 comment31 Aug 2018 -

  44. DCM Internship tips

    Investment Banking

    Soon-to-be intern in DCM, how should I prepare as I have no previous IB-experience and know little about DCM overall? Of course some basic understanding is needed regarding what the division does, but what can I expect to do as a junior intern? Any advice ...

    1 comment8 Nov 2017 -

  45. Hello all, I'm interested to hear fellow views on opportunities available for a DCM /Loan banker considering to move from Dubai to NYC. The reason for the move is for career progression. The monkey in question is yours truly. For the last 11yrs I ...

    5 Sep 2017 -

  46. End of LBOs as we know them?

    Investment Banking

    Simply looking for thoughts on the impact and likely hood of these changes. The non-deduction of interest expense will obviously hurt cash flow and returns. To what extent will it impact the industry? Should carried interest be subject to the same tax, ev ...

    1 comment22 Jan 2017 -

  47. Banks have Sales desks, trading desks, but also lump debt origination into this S&T bridge. How does Securitization and DCM differ from S&T? What does origination even mean? If you are an analyst/associate working in Securitization/ DCM, are you w ...

    6 Jan 2017 -

  48. Hey guys, ...

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  49. Hey guys, I've lurked here before and thought I'd finally make an account. This sub-forum doesn't seem to get much traffic, so my long introduction might seem out of place. I'll go ahead anyway though and follow the custom of introduci ...

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  50. What is everyone's thoughts on taking a DCM role at a BB and then later trying to get into Lev Fin? Is this smart/doable? I'm more interested in the debt/credit side of deals and less so any specific industry. Leveraged Finance Bulge Bracket DCM ...

    6 Oct 2014 -

  51. Hi all, So obviously one of the major investment banking functions is underwriting corporate debt offerings (lots of information on this), but I am interested in knowing about groups that specialize in sovereign debt offerings. I know that many banks have ...

    18 Mar 2014 -

  52. I'm starting in DCM at a pretty senior (though not BB) European bank (based in London) this summer. I voluntarily chose the DCM group but now after a little thought, I think I might improve my future prospects by switching to Leveraged Finance, if po ...

    1 comment14 May 2011 -