An investment banker is an individual who helps the company, organization, and clients manage and grow their financial assets. They help them to make correct decisions about investing their assets to make sure that they receive a higher rate of return.
Investment bankers work in an office environment, and may also spend time working in the offices of a client, or the conference room of a law office. Because of the work's deadline-driven nature and extensive hours required, bankers may also work in other locations, such as while travelling on an airplane to a client site or while riding the train into work.
Investment bankers, especially entry-level workers, work full time, and typically work long hours, which often exceed 75 hours or more per week. This includes evenings, weekends, and most likely holidays as well. Investment bankers may also travel a great deal, sometimes for extended periods.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based environment with minimal supervision.
Working knowledge of deal structuring and closing principals.
Strong communication and networking skills.
Impeccable research, quantitative and analytical skills, especially in explaining market events.
Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft excel and VBA.
Ability to organize and track overlapping tasks and assignments, with frequent priority changes.
Strong financial modelling skills.
Average salary: 10 LPA