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Since this is the first series I’ve seen that focuses on graduates working for an investment bank I thought I’d react and explain some of the scenes for the educational benefit of future applicants and those curious to learn more about the banking and finance industry. All views are my own and have been drawn from my previous experiences of working in the industry.
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00:00 – Intro
00:09 – Background
01:13 – Interviews
02:23 – Trading floor
02:55 – Snobby idiots and bullies
04:04 – Analyst diversity
04:30 – Analyst pressure to perform
05:58 – Analysts as waiters
06:37 – Difficult personalities
07:29 – It’s never ‘just’ dinner
08:18 – Compliance and Human Resources
09:14 – Working long hours
09:47 – IBD vs Sales & Trading vs McDonald’s
10:30 – The Investment Banking Division (IBD)
11:30 – Analyst competitiveness
12:41 – Working past 3am
13:36 – Don’t take drugs
14:22 – Sleeping in the toilet cubicle
15:58 – Lunch at desk culture
16:50 – Imposter syndrome
17:18 – Micromanager vs meritocracy
18:02 – Every analyst’s worst nightmare (part 1)
19:15 – Every analyst’s worst nightmare (part 2)
21:12 – Working yourself to death
22:03 – Uptight, classist, racist, snob
22:40 – Fight of flight?
23:50 – My thoughts
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Industry series season 1, episode 1.
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