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    Now before someone moves this thread/tells me to go to the sticky - that sticky is now 3 and a half years old and so maybe there will be better new books or those books will be outdated.

    Just wanting a book which gives an introduction - possibly a bit more - into the ins and outs of IB rather than looking at bits and drabs on the internet and putting the pieces together. Would rather have a bit of knowledge then know what further information i want to read about if that makes sense.

    Would the vault guide (the one in the sticky) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vault-Career...9241673&sr=8-2 still be as relevant/good as it was then? or is there a better alternative


    Found these two, bit more up to date on amazon
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...ref=sib_rdr_dp
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...ref=sib_rdr_dp

    Chances are, people probably won't have read them but it's worth a shot asking in case someone has :p:



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    Not sure whether you want to increase your knowledge around finance or you just want to know how an investment bank works but the one book I found awesome when I studied finance was this:

    - Financial Institutions, Markets and Money

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Financial-In...5416835&sr=8-1

    I still use it in my current job (unlike my other finance books which just reside on my shelf collecting dust)!
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    Now before someone moves this thread/tells me to go to the sticky - that sticky is now 3 and a half years old and so maybe there will be better new books or those books will be outdated.

    Just wanting a book which gives an introduction - possibly a bit more - into the ins and outs of IB rather than looking at bits and drabs on the internet and putting the pieces together. Would rather have a bit of knowledge then know what further information i want to read about if that makes sense.

    Would the vault guide (the one in the sticky) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vault-Career...9241673&sr=8-2 still be as relevant/good as it was then? or is there a better alternative


    Found these two, bit more up to date on amazon
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...ref=sib_rdr_dp
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...ref=sib_rdr_dp

    Chances are, people probably won't have read them but it's worth a shot asking in case someone has :p:



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    those 2 books you posted are great. The Investment Banking... by the 2 UBS bankers is really useful particularly for technical interviews (it covers all the valuation methods in depth). The other is an excellent comprehensive introduction to IB, similar to Vault but much more advanced. Buy both if you have the dough:cool:
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    Everything by David Charters.
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    All you need by Stoakes.
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    (Original post by yummy_baby)
    Not sure whether you want to increase your knowledge around finance or you just want to know how an investment bank works but the one book I found awesome when I studied finance was this:
    more to increase my knowledge of how an investment bank works and maybe even what an investment bank is because tbh won't lie, will admit that i'm pretty clueless atm as information has just been collected from here and there and nothing really has sunk in. So i guess a more introduction book would be nice and then a more in depth one to follow up? looking at the contents, that valuation one looks quite in depth so maybe that could be a nice follow up i dunno :p:
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    All honesty, this is what I'd read before my internship:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerPoint-2...5445198&sr=8-1

    You wont need anything else!
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    The vault guides are quite good, so are the wetfeet guides.
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    This is the book I generally recommend as an introductory overview:

    The Complete Guide to Capital Markets for Quantitative Professionals (McGraw-Hill Library of Investment & Finance)
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    (Original post by BornABull)
    All honesty, this is what I'd read before my internship:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerPoint-2...5445198&sr=8-1

    You wont need anything else!
    Where did you intern?
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    (Original post by BornABull)
    All honesty, this is what I'd read before my internship:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerPoint-2...5445198&sr=8-1

    You wont need anything else!
    Don't be stupid, many banks are still on 2003...
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    I think I've read one of the two you posted... front cover seems familiar.
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    (Original post by CapitalismRocks)
    I think I've read one of the two you posted... front cover seems familiar.
    assuming one of the two was indeed the one you read :p: was it any good?
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    more to increase my knowledge of how an investment bank works and maybe even what an investment bank is because tbh won't lie, will admit that i'm pretty clueless atm as information has just been collected from here and there and nothing really has sunk in. So i guess a more introduction book would be nice and then a more in depth one to follow up? looking at the contents, that valuation one looks quite in depth so maybe that could be a nice follow up i dunno :p:
    I think you need to get yourself an overview first and then explore certain areas that interest you and get knowledge on that area and possibly go for a career in that. Like I found money markets interesting so I went further into that and just have an overview of other parts!

    I have to say for me, it started off alot from actually gaining information from websites of companies and then looking more in depth into areas.

    I don't think you'll find any one set book that everyone will recommend and I'm not sure about any of the books recommended other than the one I gave you. See if it's on googlebooks or if there are sample pages and give it a try. If you like then go ahead and buy it.
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    (Original post by yummy_baby)
    I think you need to get yourself an overview first and then explore certain areas that interest you and get knowledge on that area a
    that's what i'm trying to do
 
 
 
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