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If you’ve ever wondered what drives major segments of the financial industry – investment banking, venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, management consulting and corporate management – David Snider and Chris Howard provide some solid answers in this introductory overview of these sectors. Their survey includes interviews with industry leaders and a summary of the traits employees need to succeed in these fields. getAbstract finds this jargon-free, informative book useful for business students and others interested in finding careers in this challenging industry.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What drives six specific financial sector industries and
  • What kinds of employees do well in these sectors.
 

About the Authors

David Snider works at Bain Capital, a private equity group. Chris Howard is president of Hampden-Sydney College and is the chairman of the Impact Young Lives Foundation.

 

Summary

Out of the Shadows

The 2008 financial crisis made people aware of the unknown, often-mysterious inner workings of the financial industry. Considering the trillions of dollars of lost investments, the demise of venerable firms and the resulting downturn affecting households, small businesses and major corporations, the financial industry clearly plays an outsized role, for good or bad, in world commerce. Six “money makers” in particular will continue to grease the wheels of an interconnected, global economy: investment banks, venture capital firms, private equity funds, hedge funds, management consultants and the top level of Fortune 500 companies.

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