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How to get yourself ready for an interview at an investment bank

 

Questions and anwers on Private Equity

 

10 everlasting truths in finance

22/04/2010

Financial analysis of BRICs listed companies

23/04/2010

Getting your bearings in the main measures of cash flow

 

How is financial analysis different when it comes to consolidated accounts?

 

What is the difference between presenting costs by their nature and by their function on the P&L?

 

Is capital structure based on parent-company or consolidated account?

 

Working capital requirement and financial debt: where to draw the line?

 

Getting the message (out) on value creation

 

Operating income vs. non operating income

 

Can you tell us the purpose of short-selling, the risks involved and how to go about it?

 

What is VAR?

 

Why so many convertibles?

 

Ratings agencies

 

The McDonough ratio and Basle II rules for banks

 

What value to put on minority interests?

 

Putting a value on banks

 

Do buyers and sellers use the same valuation models?

 

What are the pros and cons creating a subsidiary out of a division?
Can this be used as an anti-takeover defence?

 

What does dilution means?

 

Why do companies buy back their shares?

 

Impact of share buybacks on EPS

 

Why so many LBOs?

 

Demergers

 

Fondements conceptuels du financement

 

Bank debt vs. bonds

 

Deconsolidation and outsourcing

 

How must a subsidy received for an investment be treated in calculating internal rate of return (IRR)

 

Some brainstorming on required rate of return

 

Cash or paper in takeover bids?

 

At what point can we say that goodwill created by serial acquisitions penalises the buying company?
Is it true that goodwill write-downs do not amount to value destruction if the acquisitions were paid for in shares?

 

European anti-trust rules

 

How much are synergies actually worth?

 

Another look at Brussels by Antoine Giscard d'Estaing ,CFO of Schneider Electric