Tag Archives: Corporate Finance

The people make the place – The return of an old face

Business travel, for some it’s a chore that gets in the way of the day-to-day work. For me, it’s an exciting way to see the world and meet interesting people. My new role in Corporate Finance specifically appealed to me because of the travel I would do alongside the services I provide.

As I sit in the airport lounge waiting for my flight home after a week on a project abroad, I find myself in a pertinent frame of mind about how people interact with each other in different parts of the world, and what makes certain places so attractive.

Where I’ve travelled before, I’ve found that the most interesting parts of a place are the people who reside there. This week has been a perfect reflection of that; I’ve worked with fascinating people and have sought to understand more about life in their world. Read this post

Alex’s Corporate Finance Blog – Part 2

In my previous blog I gave you a brief background to our Corporate Finance team, as well as touching on some of my experiences within Lead Advisory and Public Company Advisory.  As recruitment season is well and truly upon us, I will share some of my experiences hunting for a placement, what I think made me successful and how I have been making the most of the opportunity.

The first point worth mentioning is that your university will probably be pushing for you to apply to as many placements as possible. Whilst this scatter gun approach has some benefits, I would offer a word of caution. In my experience there is often an inverse relationship between quantity and quality of applications.  Applying for fifty placements sounds impressive… Read this post

Alex’s Corporate Finance Blog

Hi, I’m Alex and I am an Associate (read placement student) within Corporate Finance. I am in the sixth week of a year-long  placement working at Finsbury Square in London.  This is the first of a quarterly blog I will be writing to try and demystify the world of Corporate Finance (CF), as well as giving an insight into the experiences and opportunities that have been made available to me. Read this post