Investment banking is a financial services sector that involves assisting corporations, governments, and other entities in raising capital by underwriting or acting as agents in the issuance of securities. It also involves providing advisory services for mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructurings, and other financial transactions.
Why are you interested in pursuing a career in investment banking?
What are the different types of investment banking?
Explain your approach to valuing a company.
Can you describe the major financial statements and their interconnections?
Take me through the components of the Income Statement.
How do you calculate the cost of equity?
Explain how WACC (Weighted Average Cost of Capital) is calculated.
What is the formula for enterprise value?
What is an IPO?
What is SIP?
What is a Mutual Fund?
Explain Trade Data and Settlement Data.
Can you discuss a recent deal or transaction you worked on?
What are the different valuation methodologies?
How would you approach a Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis?
What is the difference between equity and debt financing?
How do changes in interest rates affect the valuation of a company?
When should a company consider issuing debt instead of equity?
How would you value a company with negative historical cash flow?
How do you compute unlevered free cash flows for DCF analysis?
What characterizes a typical Leveraged Buyout (LBO) transaction?
What are the primary factors driving the need for mergers and acquisitions?
How would you evaluate the financial health of a company?
If a company is contemplating a merger, what factors would you analyse?
Explain the concept of leverage and its impact on financial performance.
Distinguish between accounts receivable and deferred revenue.
What happens to Earnings Per Share (EPS) if a company decides to issue debt to buy back shares?
What is the current state of the global economy, and how might it impact the financial industry?
How do recent economic trends impact the investment banking industry?
Name a few major players in the investment banking industry and explain their roles.
Discuss a recent financial regulation in the news and its impact on the industry.