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So you want to make an exit from your career in banking. What can you do instead? Only the best of the best of the best. Everyone else has had the same idea.
As we reported last month, there are applications from investment bankers for every single private equity place in London.
You may find yourself working as part of a small parochial team doing a lot of uninteresting deals. Choose the corporate you work for carefully. People who move from banking to strategy consulting will often have spent some time in consulting before moving into banking.
An admission of defeat and acceptance that matrix diagrams and Powerpoint presentations are more helpful than Excel. You will almost certainly feel disgruntled about the fact that you are being charged out at an hourly rate far in excess of the amount you yourself are being paid.
Ex-equity research professionals, sometimes ex-corporate financiers with a strong command of English. Investor relations teams are small and opportunities can be hard to come by. Although senior investor relations roles can pay six figures, junior ones are very less remunerative than banking.
Former traders from investment banks with audited trading records and a clearly articulated trading strategy. Many hedge funds impose very harsh performance requirements and will dump traders who lose even a small amount of money. Working for a hedge fund can therefore be a tough proposition. Former product controllers who qualified as accountants and thought sometimes mistakenly that banking would be a more exciting option.
Lawyers work harder than bankers , for less money. Your book may not sell. You will almost certainly never work in the industry again.
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Very wealthy senior bankers with money to throw around think Ahmass Fakahany or junior bankers who are following their dream Frank Yeung. Even Jamie Oliver is struggling to make the restaurant business work. Bruce Ashmore, the former head of Goodbody Stockbrokers in Dublin, has started a strip club in Bristol. Likely to appeal to brokers who have frequented such places in the past.
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Ex-traders with rich friends and family. Fundamentally, this is a hedge fund. Traders who have become household names. Think Lex Van Dam and Anton Kreil. You need to become a household name. Back and middle office professionals who want to move into the front office and therefore come into an investment bank later.8. What Exit Options do Private Equity Firms have for their Portfolio Companies?
Anyone who wants to get out of banking an into a different industry entirely. The email address you provide will not be made visible anywhere on the site.
DHI is a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In-house advisory for large corporates Who? Former risk and compliance professionals from investment banks.
Silicon valley can be even more political than banking. Audit is not exciting either. It is a retrograde step see 3. Selling application advice to people who want to get into banking Who? Writing tell-all books about your time in the industry Who?
Starting a strip bar?
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