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The Analyst / Associate 
Investment Banking Interview Guide

Secure a Full-time Offer
at a Leading Investment Bank

Our comprehensive course is designed to be your ultimate roadmap to success.

From navigating the recruitment process to succeeding in the interviews and getting a full-time offer,

we've got you covered at every stage.

Average Course Rating of 5 Stars!

🎙️ Succeed in Interviews

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680+ Questions & Answers

Updated for 2023

Why You Can't Afford to Miss This Guide:


  • Fast-Track Preparation: Prepare for the most rigorous interviews at Tier 1 banks in just one week, thanks to our comprehensive yet concise guide.

  • Technical Mastery: Covering everything from Accounting to LBOs, our guide is packed with technical questions that are critical for Analyst & Associate positions.

  • Personal Fit and Competency-Based Questions: This guide has you covered on both traditional personal fit questions and competency-based questions. 

  • Brainteasers: Get ready to tackle those tricky brainteasers that interviewers love to throw at you.

  • Finance Fundamentals: Dive deep into basic financial concepts like Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) so you're not caught off-guard.

  • Questions for the Interviewer: We even provide a list of insightful questions that you can ask the interviewer—to make you look good but also vet your future employer.

Investment Banking Interview Guide

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Table of Content



Personal Fit Questions

  • Personal Fit Questions

  • Walk Me Through Your CV

  • Why Investment Banking?

  • Why Us?



Competency Questions

  • STAR Framework

  • Key Competencies




  • Most Common Brainteasers

  • Market Seizing Case Studies



Math Concepts

  • Discounting

  • Net Present Value

  • Internal Rate of Return



General Finance

  • Investment Banking Industry

  • Macroeconomic Basics

  • Global Financial Crisis




  • 3 Financial Statements


  • Advanced Accounting Concepts

  • Accounting Case Studies



Corporate Finance

  • Corporate Finance Concepts

  • Valuation Methodologies

  • Enterprise and Equity Value

  • Working Capital



Comps / Prec. Trans.

  • Multiple-based Valuation

  • Industry-specific Multiples

  • Value Drivers



DCF Analysis

  • Basic DCF Concepts

  • CAPM and Beta

  • Advanced Topics



Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Basic M&A Concepts

  • Sale Processes, Due Diligence

  • Case Studies

  • Advanced Topics (e.g. NCI)



Equity Capital Markets

  • Basic Concepts 

  • Initial Public Offerings

  • Case Studies

  • Advanced Topics (e.g. Greenshoe)



Debt Capital Markets

  • Basic Concepts

  • Covenants

  • Rating Agencies

  • Advanced Topics (e.g. PIK)




  • Private Equity Industry Basics

  • Value Drivers in an LBO

  • LBO Analysis and Returns

  • Leveraged Finance



Questions to Ask

  • Questions for Internships

  • Questions for Full-time Roles

  • Bad Questions to Avoid

📝 Craft the Perfect CV & Cover Letter

PDF Format

MS Word Templates

67 Pages

Why You Need This Guide:


  • CV Mastery: MS Word templates for every stage—spring weeks, summer internships, and full-time offers. Tailor them effortlessly to your unique story.

  • Cover Letter Mastery: A dedicated MS Word template and insights on constructing a compelling narrative.

  • Investment Banker's Mindset: Understand what recruiters are truly looking for in your applications.

  • Bullet Point Bank: Over 100+ extensive bullet point examples, making it easier for you to frame your experiences in a way that resonates.

  • No Prior Finance Experience? A special chapter designed to help those without prior finance work experience.

  • Addressing CV Gaps & Career Switches: Navigate tricky CV challenges.

  • HireVue: Prepare for the digital age with our guide to video interviews.

  • Beat the AI: Essential keywords to get past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

Investment Banking Resume Guide

🤝 Network Masterfully

PDF Format

Copy / Paste Outreach Template

44 Pages

Why You Can't Afford to Miss This Guide:

  • Networking Strategies: Networking tips tailored to the investment banking sector.

  • Elevator Pitch: Craft an irresistible pitch that grabs attention and opens doors.

  • Recruiter Relations: Know how to approach and engage recruiters in the industry.

  • On-Campus Networking: Insider tips on maximising your presence and impact.

  • LinkedIn & Cold Emailing Templates: Ready-to-use outreach templates designed for maximum impact.

  • Find Your Mentor: Detailed strategies for identifying, engaging, and nurturing mentorships that can be a game-changer for your career.

  • Smart Questions to Ask: A robust list of questions that not only make you look smart but help you zero in on the best opportunities.

Investment Banking Networking Guide

🏦 Understand the IB Industry & Recruiting

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38 Pages

Why This Guide is a Game-Changer:

  • Recruiting Guide: A step-by-step guide covering the recruiting process, the right interview etiquette, and the structure of the interview itself.

  • Investment Banking Unveiled: A deep dive into investment banking.

  • Inside the IBD: Detailed explanations of various arms within the Investment Banking Division (IBD).

  • Target Universities: A ranking of European target universities.

  • Non-Target Universities: Strategies for students from non-target schools.

  • Bank Directory: An exhaustive list of banks and boutiques in Europe where you can apply for internships or full-time positions.

  • Exit Opportunities: A sneak peek into the world that awaits you post-IB.

  • FAQs and Misunderstandings: Clarifications on common misconceptions.

Investment Banking Overview & Recruiting Guide

🔢 Master Numerical Reasoning Tests

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100 Numerical Questions

Why You Need This Guide:

  • Real-World Prep: Based on actual tests, our guide offers 5 unique tests with over 100 questions in total. 

  • Timely & Targeted: Practicing with the questions in our guide familiarizes you with this non-negotiable skill that you will need to move on to the interview stage. 

  • In-Depth Understanding: The questions in our tests cover all relevant topics incl. general arithmetic, percentages, and data interpretation skills.

  • Beat the Clock: These tests are not just about getting the right answer; they're about getting it quickly. We recommend that you time yourself while working through these tests!

Numerical Reasoning Test Guide
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  • What is the difference between this guide and other (free or paid) guides?
    What sets our investment banking interview guide apart from others—both free and paid—is its unparalleled comprehensiveness tailored specifically for those aiming for Tier 1 banks and boutiques. While there are numerous free guides that may suffice for Tier 3 institutions, breaking into top-tier banks requires a level of preparation that is nothing short of flawless. Our guide meticulously covers the full range of investment banking interview questions you're likely to encounter from the most prestigious institutions. It doesn't stop there; the course is a one-stop-shop, also including a CV guide, recruiting guide, networking guide, and numerical testing guide. So, if you're aiming high, our course offers you the all-encompassing preparation essential for successfully applying to the leading names in investment banking. In short, this is not just a guide; it's your complete toolkit for breaking into the upper echelons of the financial industry.
  • How long does it take to read through the eBook?
    The main "Investment Banking Interview Guide" eBook has ~155 DIN A4 pages and it is advised to plan in at least a week to go through the eBook and then leave at least another day to tailor the personal and competency questions to your situation.
  • For which kind of positions is this guide useful?
    The guide is useful for any junior position (intern, analyst, or associate) within the investment banking division (M&A, ECM, DCM, LevFin)
  • What is your refund policy?
    The course can be refunded within 14 days. If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can request a refund.
  • How long can I access the course for?
    Indefinitely. Your purchase grants you lifetime access, including any updates in the future.
  • Why should I start working in Investment Banking?
    Investment banking stands as the best entry point in the finance world, offering a lucrative salary, excellent exit options, and a steep learning curve especially in the analyst years. For those with their sights set on private equity, hedge funds, or venture capital, investment banking is an unrivaled choice for preserving a wealth of career possibilities. Admittedly, the industry is demanding, characterized by its strenuous work schedules and vigorous culture. Yet, for those with a zeal for finance or who value their career flexibility, investment banking may be the ideal match.
  • Do you provide 1-on-1 coaching?
    We offer a select number of coaching slots. For assistance in IB/PE recruiting, please contact us at
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I'm Jan Rieke

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I started my career in the Investment Banking Division at J.P. Morgan in London where I worked on large-cap industrials deals in Europe. Afterwards, I transitioned into Private Equity, working for Ares Management, where I focused on buyouts in Europe across Healthcare, Business Services, Industrials, and Tech.

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