Routes to invetment banking and trading

#1

Hi, I am really wanting to go into investment banking/trading and am currently applying to jobs. Since the competition is so high I have been rejected from many of the big banks. Still got a few in the works but wondering whether or not applying to KPMG/PWC/E&Y/D (big 4) is a good way to get into investment banking in the long term?

Any help greatly appreciated!

#2

Decide on IBD or trading, they’re very different. Even if you apply to both, you need to be able to convince employers you’re only interested in one.

I suggest you read the vault career guides to develop an understanding of both and decide from there.

If you decide to go for IBD, the Big 4 offer jobs in Corporate Finance advisory which can be a good stepping stone to IBD (M&A).

You’ll find you’ve missed most the application deadlines for big banks by now.