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Investment Banking

What is investment banking?

Investment banks aid companies acquire funds. As well as acquiring new funds they offer advice on a wide range of transactions a company might engage in (mergers & acquisitions, equity research). They may generate funds either through public funding by selling shares in the company or by venture capital or private equity in exchange for a stake in the company.

Medical Similarities

Initially much of the skills learnt as a foundation doctor are important – time-keeping, team work, networking, getting jobs done efficiently.
Your medical background will be most useful as a healthcare equity research analyst, where you will give advice and formulate reports on, for example, biotech companies.

Pay

£30-60k (analyst) £90-180k (vice president)

Hours

50-120 hrs/wk

Lifestyle

Investment banking is a high work, high risk, high reward profession which will undoubtedly affect your lifestyle.

Attributes

Analytical ability
Interpersonal skills
Vigorous work ethic

Getting Ahead

MBA

Further Info

www.careers-in-finance.com
www.vault.com

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