Enrich your career with a review of investment banking basics
One of the most lucrative fields in business, investment banking frequently perplexes even banking professionals working within its complex laws. Investment Banking For Dummies remedies common misconceptions with a straightforward assessment of banking fundamentals. Written by experts in stock market proceedings, this book runs parallel to an introductory course in investment banking. It clearly outlines strategies for risk management, key investment banking operations, the latest information on competition and government regulations, and relationships between leveraged buyout funds, hedge funds, and corporate and institutional clients. With this reference, you can ace investment banking courses and grasp the radical changes that have revamped the stock market since the financial crisis.
Thoroughly addresses the dramatic financial changes that have occurred in recent years
Outlines expectations to prepare you for the future
Teaches the practical aspects of finance and investment banking, how to value a company, and how to construct a financial model
No serious business student or banking professional should be without the basic knowledge of issuing bonds, stocks, and other financial products outlined in this excellent resource.
Matt Krantz is the stock market and IPO reporter for USA TODAY, covering financial markets and Wall Street. Robert R. Johnson, PhD, CFA, CAIA, is a Professor of Finance at Creighton University, where he teaches in the Master of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management Program.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Investment Banking 5 Chapter 1: Introducing Investment Banking 7 Chapter 2: The Purpose of Investment Banking: What Investment Bankers Do 23 Chapter 3: How Investment Bankers Sell Companies 43 Chapter 4: How Investment Banking Is Used in Mergers and Acquisitions 61 Chapter 5: How Investment Banking Is Used in Leveraged Buyouts 79 Part II: Digging In: Performing Investment Banking 93 Chapter 6: Finding the Data: Documents and Reports 95 Chapter 7: Making Sense of Financial Statements 113 Chapter 8: Perfecting the Financial Ratios for Investment Banking 133 Chapter 9: Sizing Up the Industry 151 Chapter 10: Understanding Stocks and Focusing on Past Transactions 169 Chapter 11: Applying Investment Banking to Fixed Income 183 Part III: Taking Investment Banking to the Next Level 201 Chapter 12: Doing a Discounted Free Cash Flow Analysis 203 Chapter 13: Structuring a Leveraged Buyout 223 Chapter 14: Determining the Strength of a Company s Return on Equity 237 Part IV: Applying Investment Banking 253 Chapter 15: Knowing the Rules 255 Chapter 16: Seeing How Some Companies Lie, Cheat, and Steal Their Way to the Top 269 Chapter 17: Understanding Alternative Investments and Asset Management 289 Chapter 18: Trying Your Hand at Investment Banking with a Case Study 303 Part V: The Part of Tens 315 Chapter 19: Ten of the Biggest Debacles in Investment Banking History 317 Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Improve a Discounted Cash Flow Analysis 325 Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) of the Best Online Resources for Investment Bankers 333 Appendix: Where Investment Banking Came From 341 Index 349