TWSS’s premier and most comprehensive 6 weeks full time Investment Banking and Equity Research training program is born out of inherent need in the market. Students often exit the academic world without practical skills, leaving a void during an era when finance needs some of the world’s brightest minds. Our mission is to help the delegates fill that gap. Our 6 weeks full time investment banking training program does precisely that.
The training bridges the gap between what you know (academic theory) and what corporates are looking for (Practical aspects) with intensive classroom training.
The training aims to get candidates ‘job ready’ and equips the candidates with the skills they need in interviews and on-the-job. That is why some of the best firms in finance field have hired from us and continue to do so. Please visit our placements page for more details.
We at The WallStreet School have multifarious successful stories of transformation, where once capital markets aspirants are now capital market participants working as investment bankers, strategic consultants and finance advisors. Please visit placements section for details.
Our six weeks training program is best suited for any candidate who is ambitious to steer his career in finance – specifically in to investment banking, equity research or corporate finance. Prior knowledge in finance is NOT essential to join TWSS’s fulltime training program. The past delegates (75% Freshers, 25% with 1-3 years of work experience) have come from a wide range of backgrounds including
The 6 weeks Investment Banking Training by The WallStreet School is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of investment banking techniques, equity research, and capital markets. Designed by Investment bankers and industry experts, this programme plugs the gap between theoretical concepts learned during academic degrees/diplomas and on-the-job application of those concepts.
The curriculum of the workshop is so designed to make delegates super proficient in Excel and they develop the skillsets which will put that in a good stead as a Finance Analyst in a consulting, equity research or an Investment Banking profile. For anybody to efficiently build financial and business models, one needs to take the excel bull by the horns by learning the basics content and then graduating to advanced level content. The basics of excel will ensure learning and applying fo relevant financial formulas, navigating in the model, scaling up speed and starting to creating, formulating and conceiving own formula in given situations. That is how we start
Once, the basic brushing is done with excel, now comes more complex formulas which help in coming out with meaty results from piles of voluminous data in a matter of seconds.
The focus is to effectively and efficiently utilize Microsoft Excel for data analysis. These include and are not limited to
For most of us, charting means making a bar chart or a pie chart for anything and everything. All the meaty results are most effective when they are presented with the right set of charts. What chart to use for a particular data,that is something we teach through charting workshops. And what more, since you have become comfortable with excel, you learn dynamic chart making. These include
Power Point Training:
That we are very comfortable making a power Point, is sort of an illusion which most of us have because once in a lifetime whether in school or college or in MBA degree or for any presentation, we have dirtied our hands with PPTs. There is a alarming gap in terms of the skills which in an illusive state you feel you have in a ppt making and actual the standards which are required in corporate professional world outside. Candidates learn the art of following
Before training you for the rigours of Financial modelling and Valuations, we make you conversant and comfortable with basic finance concepts. These concepts are absolutely critical to mastering any financial and valuation analysis. How to integrate the financial segments. We answer all the rarely answered “WHY” questions—”why do we do this, why do we do that”—instead of answering: “well, just because” or “that’s the way it’s always been done”, we actually clearly and easily explain the logic of why and how not just the what.
Any Big Project is started with knowing its economic feasibility. Financial Feasibility of Projects are based on capital budgeting techniques and help to solve the financial decisions problems faced by firms.
What you learn:
How to take a decision for a project using different techniques like Data Tables, Scenario Manager, Solver etc
Trading Comps is a pricing technique. It is one of the most widely valuation techniques by investment bankers and finance professionals. Under this we would learn how to build a detailed trading comps right from the selection of peers to the analysis of final output. We would also understand how to compare and use these multiples as a valuation technique, what could the possible reason for differences in the multiples and how to tackle those differences etc.
Precedent transaction/ deal comps is a variant of trading comps. It is one of three major valuation techniques used by the investment bankers (other than trading comps and DCF valuation). The basic premises of this technique is deal value (i.e. what multiples were offered for other transactions in the past under similar purchasing conditions). Under this technique, we would learn how to calculate transaction multiples, how these multiples are different from one we calculated under trading comps, under what situation this valuation technique is appropriate to apply etc.
Under DCF valuation technique, we try to attach value to the business/asset based upon its fundamentals. This technique is entirely different from relative comps technique as in case of DCF valuation we attempt to find value of asset whereas in relative valuation we try to find price of the asset (driven by demand and supply) which may be substantially different from its fundamental value found under DCF valuation. Under this packet of valuation, we would try to find value of the asset based upon its fundamentals; cash flows, risk, growth, etc.
Treatment of options differently in DCF valuation from how we treated them in trading comps and why?
DDM is a variant of DCF valuation with only difference is which cash flows we are discounting. I DDM we discount dividend as a proxy of free cash flows to equity whereas in DCF we calculate free cash flows of the business based upon its earning and reinvestment requirements. Due to some its inherent limitations over DCF valuation, DDM is not used as commonly as DCF valuation technique is used. However there are few industries where calculation of free cash flows (an important ingredient of DCF valuation) is almost impossible, then DDM is the only option left to find intrinsic value of the business/asset. Under this we would learn:
Merger model is prepared to find the impact of transaction (merger/acquisition) on the future earnings of the remaining shareholders in the new company after the transaction. Under this we try to find the short term and long term impact of transaction on the future earnings of shareholders (i.e. whether the future earnings of the shareholders would increase or decrease due to this acquisition). Under this we would learn:
All the valuations techniques undertaken above culminate into preparation of a pitch book. A pitch book consists of a careful arrangement and analysis of the investment considerations of a potential or current client. Candidates are given an overview of the entire pitch book for them to understand on a broad level about the Valuations and subsequent use of the same in a Pitch. Some key takeaways the candidates get are:
An integral and important part of the curriculum is taking mock interview of the candidates and giving them an experience and exposure of the situations he/she might face in real interviews. Stress interviews as they are help candidates and the faculty judge and evaluate and give a clear picture of where the candidate stands and the further action plan required for the candidate to become a refined resource.
TWSS also helps candidates edit their CVs and make it more appealing and professional. A crisp resume goes a long way in creating the first impression in the mind of interviewer about the candidate.
We believe the growth of The WallStreet School is directly related to success and growth of our candidates. Such a belief makes it important for us to select the talent that can be nurtured/mentored and be made ready for the finance industry. Eligibility to the 6 weeks training program is only through an interview. Management of TWSS reserves the right to admission of any candidate. Outstation candidates will have a telephonic or Skype interview. With limited seats, selection is purely merit based.
Who Can Apply:
Any candidate, who has zeal to excel in his/her career and take his/her career to the next level, can apply for admission to 6 weeks training program of TWSS. Prior knowledge in finance is NOT essential to join TWSS’s fulltime training program. Applicant candidate may include:
What We Look For in Candidates:
We have a tough selection process. Strong academics scores are not the only requirement for admission to our flagship fulltime training program. Candidates are interviewed so that we can analyze/assess the candidates before his/her admission to the training program. We normally look for:
We charge workshop fees as investment bankers do for the deals – Engagement Fee and Performance Linked fee.
The Total Fee of the workshop is INR 125,000.
– TWSS does note charge any fee for placement. The deferred fee (60% of the total fee) is not a separate fee for providing the placement assistance. The workshop fee is INR 125,000/- (INR Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand only) in which TWSS gives option to the candidates to defer paying the substantial 60% Fee Post Placements when you get the offer from companies
-The Balance Fee of INR 75,000/- is payable only if TWSS candidates get placed in 90 DAYS from the day of completion of their workshop unless the candidates have chosen to defer seeking placements
-Balance Fee of INR 75,000/- is payable once the candidates accepts the offer from the companies
– In case candidate does not seek Placement, the Total Fee is INR 75,000/- upfront.
PS: TWSS does not have a Refund/Discount Policy