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  2. How Will I f****** add Value?

    Investment Banking

    Just had a 2nd round interview with a boutique specializing in renewable energy project finance. The MD asked me as to what value will I bring to the firm? I replied that Energy Investment Banking sector requires engineering expertise and also financial s ...

    61 comments2 Oct 2010 -

  3. Hi, I know that there are some BBs that have specific project financing groups but I was wondering, for those who don't, would project finance (by that I mean projecting cash flows for project/investment, designing capital structure, obtaining necess ...

    35 comments11 Feb 2011 -

  4. What kind of exit opportunities at Associate 2/3 level in Project Finance with a top player? Post- Project Finance Jobs While many people go into project finance expecting that they will build a career there, it's not unusual to want to make a move f ...

    14 comments10 Mar 2017 -

  5. Why do people always say that Structured/Project Finance can lead to Hedge Fund? What sort of skills and experience that are relevant to HF? Thanks structured finance project finance exit opportunity ...

    16 comments15 Jun 2011 -

  6. I majored in politics abroad (2nd best university) and speak 4 languages. After graduation I did an internship in an investment company (top finance investment company in the country) doing finance project (oil&gas) without any finance knowledge. I se ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  7. Hi everybody, Since 2 years ago I have felt very attracted to project finance and IB in general. I took a class in project finance, and read some books, but I don't have an economics/finance background. I am currently a PhD candidate at a top univers ...

    8 comments6 May 2020 -

  8. I'm a career switcher who just finished my 1st year MBA at a target school. I still don't know much about finance but definately know a lot more than before. People always talk about how important transaction experience is. Can someone tell me w ...

    12 comments15 Jun 2011 -

  9. I have read most of the project finance exit opps threads here and I notice: 1) the lack of response from the WSO community 2) if there is a response, the answer is PE energy/infra funds Because of 1), I want to try again, as there might be other people l ...

    11 comments29 Dec 2012 -

  10. Hey guys, Now that I have my summer worked out I'm starting to explore what I want to pursue for FT in the fall. I'm definitely pretty firm on staying in the energy/infrastructure space but I've recently been looking into Project Finance gr ...

    10 comments23 Apr 2016 -

  11. Hello Monkeys, I hope all is well. I have a quick favor to ask you all. I am a junior finance major with project finance summer internship lined up for this summer. As I get closer to summer, I am worried I may not be as prepared as I should be with techn ...

    8 comments2 Apr 2017 -

  12. Hi, I was curious if anyone had any insight on what it is like working in a project finance role for a government agency? The position would be working on 3P infrastructure transactions for the most part. How are the exit opps after a role like this? Are ...

    7 comments7 Dec 2016 -

  13. Has anyone heard of Operis?

    Other Industries

    ..................................................................................................................... Financial Modelling project finance ...

    7 comments24 Jul 2017 -

  14. Project Finance- Job Strategy

    Job Search Advice

    I have been trying to break into IB since I graduated last year with no luck. I realize though I really want to get into project finance (infrastructure loans) and am considering to focus on credit roles. From what I understand credit risk way to get into ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  15. Hey guys, I got an offer (SA) for Morgan Stanley's Global Capital Markets division, as they separate it from traditional investment banking. It's made up of 5 parts--ECM, DCM, Clients Solutions, Lev Fin and Project Finance. I want to do a great ...

    6 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  16. 2012 DCM League Tables

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, Below are attached the Global 2012 DCM rankings. If there is interest, I can post similar tables on: ECM, M&A, Loans, Trade Finance, Project Finance. Call your attention to the first chart, you'll see the deep cuts that Citi and UBS have ...

    7 comments17 Jan 2013 -

  17. I received two offers from Macquarie and BNP Paribas as an associate in their project finance team. Both teams are cordial and offer similar compensation. Who would you guys pick? Somethings to considered are work/life balance and long-term career growth. ...

    6 comments21 Nov 2013 -

  18. I am supposed to be updating my firm's website and am having trouble wording one of our activities. Does anyone know what the technical term would be for the following transaction; Say you are a commodity trading firm. A mine operator wants to invest ...

    6 comments20 Sep 2010 -

  19. First time writing at WSO. I've been spectator for some time- finding this website has been the best thing ever happened to me. I'm saying this because now I have few decisions to make! FYI. I have always been interested in infrastructure and pr ...

    4 comments17 Oct 2017 -

  20. Project vs. Corporate Financial Modeling

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    I'm looking into a position that is based off financial modeling for a project. I'm familiar with corporate financial modeling/valuation, however I'm wondering if someone here has experience in project financial modeling. How does project a ...

    4 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  21. What are the best schools/programmes if I would like to set my career on infrastructure PF? Are there any good jobs in the field out there? I hear that the UK is pretty much secondary market. But I'm sure many banks (i.e. Macquarie) must do a lot of ...

    4 comments11 Apr 2018 -

  22. George K. Baum

    Investment Banking

    Hey, I was wondering if anybody knows anything about the firm George K. Baum (it's a public finance ib)? Can you do anything coming out of here (i.e. exit opps)? Would it make you a competitive business school applicant assuming you meet other requir ...

    4 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  23. Project Finance- Valuations

    Investment Banking

    Hi Everyone, I recently graduated from non target with dual Finance and Economics degree (3.6 GPA). I got a job at small valuations company (around 100 people). My colleagues keep telling me that this is project finance group. However, from what I read on ...

    3 comments27 Jun 2019 -

  24. Project Finance Interview

    Investment Banking

    Can anyone tell me what kind of technical questions to expect for a Project Finance Interview? Is it exactly like a typical IBD interview or do they ask different questions? It is for a BB, any other tips would be greatly appreciated. project finance ...

    4 comments6 Oct 2014 -

  25. Anyone has an idea about the career prospect (internal promotion/exit opp) and pay of being a junior analyst in a Japanese bank project finance role (one of Japan's 3 megabanks)? In terms of exit opp (after working there for a year or two), will I be ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  26. Project Finance Technical

    Investment Banking

    I have been trying to model a power plant and got a sample PP model. However, seeing the model, I am not able to understand the following: In my excel: A1= Cash Available for Working Capital (Linked from CF statement) A2=Working Capital Requirement (Assum ...

    4 comments19 Mar 2012 -

  27. Hey guys, has anybody heard back from SMBC about their 2019 Analyst Training Program- Project Finance program? I really have no clue about their recruiting process, would like to hear more from others who have applied. Thanks! SMBC project finance Sumitom ...

    3 comments13 Nov 2018 -

  28. Proj Finance to PE?

    Private Equity

    Are PEs apt to hire someone with a background in project finance? project finance ...

    4 comments28 Apr 2011 -

  29. I'm a student at a top U.S. public university and I am interested in positions in project finance. Only issue is, all the big players in project finance seem to be European (SocGen, CA, BNPP, HSBC, RBS). I can't help but think that being in the ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  30. Advice for career

    Other Industries

    I have years of engineering experience in handling industrial projects such as building chemical process plants, oil refineries, power plants and etc., and currently, I am thinking to have a career change to do project finance for those industrial project ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  31. Hi everybody, I gave up on trying to find a PF role, but out of the blue I got an interview with an industry fund next week. They mainly focus on renewable energy power plants, mainly wind and solar. I just wanted to know if anybody with experience in the ...

    3 comments22 Sep 2016 -

  32. Hi, Does anybody has any info on PwC infrastructure advisory department? How is it regarded by the industry? How difficult would be to move from there to a project finance tema in a bank or PE in the future? I want to end up in project finance and eventua ...

    3 comments21 Nov 2014 -

  33. Got a call from a recruiter about this job. What do you guys think of doing this post 2 years in banking, in terms of opportunities to PE or top B-School afterwards? Is this a decent gig or doesn't compare to PE / HF / Corp Dev? Long-term goal is PE ...

    3 comments22 Feb 2012 -

  34. How to respond to this question

    Investment Banking

    Hi All, I am in the process of interviewing with a Boutique Bank that provides Project Finance service. I have been asked to respond to a set of questions and one of them is asking a summary of my project finance transactional experience. While I have no ...

    3 comments19 Sep 2010 -

  35. MPA after MBA

    Investment Banking

    Monkeys... Need your advice on whether to go get top MPA (SIPA/HKS/Princeton) after my MBA So I'm on my last year at usc, and my passion is somewhere in infrastructure / project finance or even public finance, due to my background, but I haven't ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  36. Hello Sir/Ma, I'm Appavdoo from Indian but presently in UK for work.. i work as financial consultant for my clients, am direct mandate to the provider of bank instruments such as (SBLC/FC BG & LC) We have this instruments for lease/purchases and ...

    2 comments2 Jun 2019 -

  37. Project Finance compensation

    Investment Banking

    Hello monkeys, Quick question that may sound stupid but I'm kind of puzzled. I'm applying to a big bank in Project Finance in the US (New York) and they are asking me my base salary desired. As a european, I'm not used to be asked this ques ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  38. So I am finishing my two years at a major European bank on the Project Finance side. Think SocGec and the likes. Have a decent track record of transactions with mostly commodity background and some infrastructure acquisition deals. They offered me to stay ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  39. Hi All, Does anyone have any insights as to how to create a roll-out schedule for a project finance model? As in what factors it could depend on? Total funds available/ failure rate/ payback period etc.. Finally a dynamic draw schedule is to be created ba ...

    2 comments23 Apr 2016 -

  40. So I have to choose between two offers, corporate finance in mid-market M&A and Infrastructure Finance, they are both with big 4 accounting firms. Let's say eventually I want to move in IB or PE, which one has a better chance? project finance Sal ...

    2 comments27 Jan 2014 -

  41. Project Finance model template

    Investment Banking

    Anyone have a project finance model or template that I can see for practice for an interview? If its agriculture / farming project and development related, it would be great. However, any good project finance model / template would do. Thanks for the help ...

    2 comments29 Aug 2011 -

  42. Hi monkeys, What are your best practices for quickly processing/pricing potential opportunities and determining whether or not they are profitable. I'm talking about a quick first pass that takes a few hours to put together and summarize for a direct ...

    1 comment26 Feb 2020 -

  43. Best Project Finance Groups?

    Investment Banking

    I'm looking to get into project finance from public finance but I'm a little confused on the industry players. From the search function I'm of the understanding that Japanese/French/English banks dominate this space. If I'm wanting to ...

    1 comment14 Feb 2020 - Associate 1 in IB - PubFin

  44. So the title is a bit clickbait- I completely understand each career has its own merits and each individual enjoys different things. I've been in public finance for about 4 years now. Looking to potentially exit. The lowering spreads, lack of strong ...

    1 comment7 Feb 2020 - Associate 1 in IB - PubFin

  45. Hi Monkeys, First I want to thank everyone on this forum, even the shitposters,for teaching me so much more about the financial world, an industry I knew virtually nothing about. If it weren't for WSO, I'd probably be a public sector employee li ...

    1 comment30 Dec 2019 -

  46. Hello all, I'm interested in finding quality primer level information that describes the various financing options for an infrastructure project. As a CFO/management team think about how to capitalize their assets (let's exclude renewables for n ...

    1 comment8 Nov 2019 -

  47. Hi everybody, After long time on a PhD program in China, I couldn't stand the student life and academic culture there anymore and asked to leave the program for couple years. I've been offered a position in a international EPC company, mainly fo ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  48. Database of interview questions from Greensill Capital, as well as compensation figures...

    9 Feb 2019

  49. I am a partner at an investment banking boutique in Brazil. We have a client that is a commodities trading company and it's starting a fertilizers business, but we are having a lot of difficulties in finding a bank or investor willing to finance this ...

    6 May 2020 -

  50. Any tax equity / solar financing professionals here? I'm doing some rudimentary PV solar project finance modeling that includes a partnership flip tax equity structure as preparation for some interviews. Would love for some more experienced eyes to t ...

    1 comment16 Nov 2018 -

  51. I'm currently finishing my second year on a MO Finance Grad scheme at a tier 1 IB (GS/ JP /MS), and I have recently received an offer for a Project Finance role at a small boutique (<30 people, PPP/PFI, renewable etc, PS5bn of transactions over pa ...

    1 comment2 Aug 2018 -

  52. I go to a semi-target in the South. I have an offer outstanding from my SA stint at a decently well-known commercial bank in New York in their IBD with the project finance group. I have been exploring offers and have been invited to a super day at a regio ...

    6 May 2020 -

  53. Database of interview questions from HCF International Advisers Limited, as well as compensation figures...

    25 Oct 2018

  54. Hi everyone, I am an Accountant in Canada (a few years audit with Big 4 and a few years industry experience) and after a lot of research, I am committed to starting a career in infrastructure/project finance in Africa (specifically Nigeria). I was wonderi ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  55. Hello, To introduce myself, I am a second year Valuation & Business Modeling consultant at a Big 4 firm in Tokyo. I graduated undergrad with a 3.96 from a regional target (my school is somewhat well known but is top ten in the nation for international ...

    6 May 2020 -

  56. Trina Solar

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    good place to work? have an interview for a business analyst position upcoming. in shanghai. ...

    6 May 2020 -

  57. I had a phone interview at a Renewable Energy company for a financial analyst job that is responsible for primarily creating and updating project pro forma spreadsheets, evaluating restructuring and buyout opportunities. The director I interviewed with sa ...

    10 Sep 2017 -

  58. I applied for a couple of jobs approximately 1.5 months ago. Both postings say only qualified candidates will be contacted. I have not heard from them yet and I was wondering should I follow up with HR regarding the application (or ask where can I improve ...

    2 Jun 2015 -

  59. Project Finance- Updated info

    Investment Banking

    Looking to get some updated info on project finance groups (have read several posts, but information seems to contradict at times). First of all, can anyone provide an insightful definition / what exactly bankers do in this group (yes, i know if varies). ...

    1 comment23 Apr 2016 -

  60. I'll keep this short and sweet: You want to be an investor as a long-term career, and say you were given these two hypothetical job offers out of college: 1) Nomura High Yield and Distressed desk analyst- somewhat principal strategies like role where ...

    15 Jan 2015 -

  61. Newbie to Finance Sector

    New User Introductions

    Hello all, I am a guy with diverse interests from Finance, Economics, Statistics & Energy. I'd done MBA (Energy management) specializing in Finance. Green projects Financing is my keen interest and other interests include portfolio valuation, mac ...

    1 comment17 Apr 2014 -

  62. I have a Project Finance background and have worked on both the lending side and financial advisory side. I met with like 6 people at Citi on one single day for an AVP position in the Export Credit Agency Group. I know what exactly ECAs do (i.e. U.S Exim ...

    26 Jul 2013 -

  63. Hi all, I have been asked to prepare a research paper on Project financing deal structures for Oil Wells. Can someone please advise as to what might be the good resources? Thanks! project finance Salary ...

    1 comment8 Jan 2011 -