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Investment Banking Terminology: Lead Left Bookrunner

The “Lead Left” Bookrunner is the investment bank chosen by a client to lead a capital markets transaction and is usually identified as the upper-left hand bank listed on the offering document cover.  Typically the Lead Left Bookrunner has been … Continue reading

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What is a pitch?

From day one as a Summer Analyst or Summer Associate, every banker comes to revile the term “pitch.”  What is a pitch, and why are pitches so despised by the junior team members? A pitch is the sales presentation by … Continue reading

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Investment Banking Terminology: What Is A Roadshow?

(Editor’s Note: Our intention in creating this site is to provide information and insight into investment banking as a career, based on our personal experience as career-changing MBA graduates; we will periodically post explanations/definitions and some context on terms that … Continue reading

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What Is Investment Banking?

Back when I was a banker, I used to get this question all the time.  In areas outside of New York and maybe Boston, the term was likely to be associated with a gig as a loan officer at the … Continue reading

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