Money Makers: Inside the New World of Finance and Business

Money Makers: Inside the New World of Finance and Business

David Snider, Chris Howard

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0230614019

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Money Makers: Inside the New World of Finance and Business

David Snider, Chris Howard

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0230614019

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Money Makers illuminates the often secretive industries of the private sector that drive the modern economy. David Snider and Chris Howard draw on their interviews with top executives- such as Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase; David Rubenstein, Cofounder of the Carlyle Group; and Shona Brown, Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Google- to reveal the histories, mechanics, operations and challenges of investment banking, venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, management consulting, and the management of Fortune 500 companies. Money Makers is an indispensable on-the-ground guide that puts today's financial landscape into perspective.
With a Foreword by Robert K. Steel, Former CEO of Wachovia and Under Secretary of Domestic Finance for the US Treasury.

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rapidly changing. Money Makers will be an important source of perspectives in that effort. Robert K. Steel is the former president and CEO of Wachovia Corporation. He joined the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Co. upon the firm’s merger with Wachovia. He previously served as under secretary of the Treasury for domestic finance. In this role, he worked as the principal advisor to the secretary on matters of domestic finance and led the department’s activities with respect to the domestic

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directors calling consulting and banking partners to discuss top analysts. Although the consulting companies and banks don’t like to lose talent, their partners know that the more former employees they have working at a private equity firm, the more likely they are to get business from that firm in the future. The interview process can take many forms, but it is always rigorous. “In their spare time, the Goldman investment bankers I worked with would build leveraged-buyout models in Excel from

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