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Career Guidebook for IT in Investment Banking

Book Description

"Career Guidebook for IT in Investment Banking" is a complete handbook that provides a guideline to careers in Investment Banking IT. The idea behind the publication is to introduce IT professionals to the career paths in this sector of the financial services industry. The chapters in the book cover the following topics: overview of the business of Investment Banking; business divisions of Investment Banking that utilise IT professionals; types of IT careers in Investment Banking; IT contract vs. permanent positions; skill needed for a career in Investment Banking IT; issues with types of technology used in the industry; the future of IT careers in Investment Banking; and much more. "Career Guidebook for IT in Investment Banking" is an invaluable reference handbook for IT professionals. It is also useful for both undergraduate and graduate students in Information Technology - related degree programmes. This is another publication in the "Bizle Professional Series"

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. 1. Overview of Investment Banking
    1. What is Investment Banking?
    2. The Business of Investment Banking
    3. Classification of Investment Banks
    4. The Range of Investment Banking Operations
    5. Sources of Revenue
  4. 2. Divisions within Investment Banks
    1. Introduction
    2. Investment Banking Division
      1. Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Global Capital Markets
      3. Securitized Products Group
    3. Trading and Principal Investment
    4. Asset Management
    5. Private Banking
    6. Prime Brokerage
      1. Front Office
      2. Middle Office
      3. Back Office
  5. 3. Overview of Asset Classes
    1. Introduction
    2. What is an Asset Class?
      1. Definition
      2. Explanation
      3. How about Multi-Asset Class?
      4. Definition
      5. Explanation
    3. Types of Asset Class
      1. Equities (Stock)
      2. Features of equities
      3. Types of equities
      4. Equity Derivatives
      5. Types of equity derivative
      6. Currency (FX)
      7. Forex Derivatives
      8. Fixed Income
      9. Derivatives
      10. Commodities
      11. Definition of commodity
      12. Derivatives
  6. 4. Snapshot of Investment Banks since the Credit Crisis
    1. Introduction
    2. A Recap of the Cause of the Recent Global Financial Crisis
    3. Fortunes of some Major Investment Banks since the Advent of the Credit Crisis
      1. UBS
      2. Credit Suisse
      3. SocGen
      4. Bear Stearns
      5. Lehman Brothers
      6. Dresdner Bank
      7. Commerzbank
      8. Merrill Lynch
      9. Citi
      10. ING
      11. Deutsche Bank
      12. The Royal Bank of Scotland
    4. Impact on IT Careers in Investment Banks
  7. 5. Career Paths in Investment Banking IT
    1. Introduction
    2. Chief Information Officer
    3. Team Management
      1. Typical Description for a Manager
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Manager
    4. Business Analyst
      1. Typical Job Description for a Business Analyst
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Business Analyst
    5. Systems Analyst
      1. Typical Job Description for a Systems Analyst
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Systems Analyst
    6. Database Administrator (DBA)
      1. Typical Job Description for a DBA
      2. Ideal Skillset for a DBA
    7. Project Manager (PM)
      1. Typical Job Description for a PM
      2. Ideal Skillset for a PM
    8. Test Analyst
      1. Typical Job Description for a Test Analyst
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Test Analyst
    9. Systems Architect
      1. Typical Job Description for a Systems Architect
      2. Ideal Skillset for a System Architect
    10. Application Developer
      1. Typical Job Description for an Application Developer
      2. Ideal Skillset for an Application Developer
    11. Release Manager
      1. Typical Job Description for a Release Manager
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Release Manager
    12. Quality Assurance Manager
      1. Typical Job Description for a Quality Assurance Manager
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Quality Assurance Manager
    13. Helpdesk Analyst
      1. Typical Job Description for a Helpdesk Analyst
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Helpdesk Analyst
    14. Technical Support Analyst
      1. Typical Job Description for a Technical Support Analyst
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Technical Support Analyst
    15. Web Designer/Developer
      1. Typical Job Description for a Web Designer/ Developer
      2. Ideal Skillset for a Web Designer/Developer
    16. IT/Information Security Analyst
      1. Typical Job Description for an IT/Information Security Analyst
      2. Ideal Skillset for an IT/Information Security Analyst
    17. Contracting vs Permanent Debate
    18. Professionalism in IT
  8. 6. Tasks in Investment Banking IT
    1. Introduction
    2. What is a Project?
    3. Methodologies used for Projects in Investment Banks
      1. PRINCE2
      2. Starting up a project
      3. Initiating a project
      4. Directing a project
      5. Controlling a stage
      6. Managing stage boundaries
      7. Closing a project
      8. V-Model
      9. The phases of the V-model
      10. Verification phases
        1. Requirements analysis
        2. System design
        3. Architecture design
        4. Module design
      11. Validation phases
        1. Unit testing
        2. Integration testing
        3. System testing
        4. User acceptance testing
      12. Agile
    4. Project Description
      1. Project Initiation
      2. Project Implementation
      3. Project Closing
    5. Conclusion
  9. 7. How to Write a Winning CV (Resume) for Investment Banking IT Roles
    1. Introduction
    2. Writing a Winning CV (resume)
      1. 1. Start with the Job
      2. 2. Skills and Qualities
      3. 3. Your Strongest Selling Points
      4. 4. Hints and Tips
    3. Top Interview Tips
      1. What to Do
      2. What Not to Do
      3. Male
      4. Female
    4. An Introduction to Filling in Application Forms
      1. Online Application Forms
      2. Paper Application Forms
      3. Some Important Final Checks
    5. Conclusion
  10. 8. Future of IT in Investment Banks
    1. Introduction
    2. Future of Investment Banking
      1. How does this affect Careers in Investment Banking IT?
    3. Conclusion
  11. Appendices
    1. Useful Websites
    2. Popular Job Boards
    3. Specialist Recruitment Agencies
  12. Other Titles in the Bizle Professional Series
  13. About Essvale Corporation Ltd
  14. About the Bizle Brand