Investment Banker: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:39)
Joel Magerman is the president and CEO of Bryant Park Capital. His firm helps companies buy and sell other businesses and raise capital.
Investment Banker: Career Beginnings (01:38)
Magerman took a nontraditional path to his career. He began doing transactions as a noninvestment banker and gravitated towards bigger opportunities.
Investment Banker: Keys for Success (01:16)
Investment bankers need the ability to close a financial transaction, which includes analyzing financial transactions, selling, and closing.
Investment Banker: Education and Certification Requirements (01:53)
Big firms are registered and licensed by the SEC and FINRA. A strong understanding of accounting and finance are essential in addition to math skills. Federal and state licenses are required to operate.
Investment Banker: Workplace Atmosphere (01:33)
Each transaction requires a team; one employee will be on multiple teams at one time. Long hours are required in order to be available to clients. The job also requires travel.
Investment Banker: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:17)
Being resilient and tough are requirements for success in the finance industry. Payment depends on successful transactions. It is important to have a continuing desire to learn.
Investment Banker: Day on the Job (02:51)
Strategically moving transactions forward is the main goal. Magerman works directly with clients to gather data and create presentations and financial models.
Investment Banker: Industry Goals and Services (01:23)
The main goal of an investment banking firm is to provide clients with access to capital and to represent them in buying or selling businesses.
Investment Banker: Industry Challenges (01:13)
The Internet makes more information available to clients than ever before. Investment bankers have to show the difference between that information and actual knowledge of the industry.
Investment Banker: Looking at the Future (01:34)
There are less investment bankers than there have been in the past and Magerman expects that trend to continue. Firms are getting smaller in order to provide niche services to clients.
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