Wall Street Training
The Importance of Practical Training on Wall Street
There is a wide variety of positions in the finance industry nowadays. So much so that an aspiring financial analyst can get confused what Wall Street career path to pursue exactly. Anyone with ambition in finance can consider a career as an investment banker, private equity analyst, quantitative analyst, equity research analyst, trader, venture capital analyst, stockbroker, asset manager, or even an analyst at a hedge fund. Whichever career you ultimately choose, they all have one thing in common – they all involve evaluation of investment opportunities – securities, projects, or whole businesses – using different techniques for financial analysis.
Finance professionals use two main types of financial analysis – technical analysis and fundamental analysis. Technical analysis involves the use of charts, tracking the movement of different market indicators, and aiming at establishing trends and predicting price changes. Fundamental analysis, on the other hand, focuses on the intrinsic value of the business itself, looking at its viability, management, and the market conditions in which it operates. Most of the analysis that Wall Street professionals perform is based on fundamentals. From a simple company check-up that a stockbroker does, following a client’s investment preferences, to a complex M&A deal that requires a whole team of analysts and associates to perform valuations and build merger models – it is all fundamental analysis. The two core skills that are intrinsic to this kind of analysis and, by extension, to the work of any finance professional are financial modeling and corporate valuation.
Most investment banks and other financial companies nowadays have their own in-house financial training programs that newcomers undergo in order to be initiated into the craft of financial modeling and corporate valuation. In a paradox of coherence, these same skills are required and assessed during the interview process for any front-office Wall Street job. That is the reason why an increasing number of aspiring financial analysts opt for specialized professional courses to gain competitive advantage and make themselves more employable. After all, with such fierce competition for finance jobs, companies will always choose someone who already has the skills to perform on the job and contribute from day one.
The comprehensive Financial Modeling and Corporate Valuation Training offered by the International Finance Institute is the ideal way to jump start your career in finance and get ahead of the competition. Our investment banking syllabus covers all the core practical skills that you will need to excel at investment banking interviews and assessment centers and to be a valuable addition to your team. By completing the IFI course, you will master financial accounting and learn to perform valuations, using all the main methodologies, as well as build different financial models from scratch.
Why Choose IFI’s Financial Modeling and Corporate Valuation Training?
The IFI program has a number of key advantages that make it an obvious choice for anyone serious about embarking on a career in finance. It is the exact same practical training program that bulge-bracket investment banks run for their analysts and associates, incorporating the most current methods in the banking industry. This means, you will acquire the skills your future employers look for even before approaching them. Moreover, classes will be led by our senior investment bankers who have worked at some of Wall Street’s most respected firms. They bring years of experience in investment banking, private equity, and hedge funds to the classroom, and you will be able to learn from their real-world expertise.
Our goal is for all of our participants to achieve success in finance. That is why our dedication to your career development extends beyond the classroom. Each of our students is entitled to personal assistance in full-time job placement, including resume and cover letter preparation and mock interviews.