Equity capital markets is an exciting segment of investment banking. You might take companies public or help execute share buybacks. Listen to this conversation with Chris Malik about his experience in equity capital markets and the evolution of his career.
Chris Malik has spent most of his career as an investment banker, with part of the time in equity capital markets and part of the time in debt capital markets. He has a lot of great experience and has an impressive educational background.
One of my favorite things about this conversation is the part about the growing pains of becoming a more senior investment banker. Chris and I share a lot of the same challenges and he was kind enough to give an honest account of his experience.
In this episode:
- The makeup of an equity capital markets group within a regional investment bank
- Reasons why a private company may go public
- The initial public offering (IPO) vs. secondary offerings and follow-on offerings
- Convertible offerings, share repurchases, syndicated finance, and other aspects of an equity capital markets group
- Why an investment bank would get hired to do a public equity offering
- A step-by-step breakdown of the public equity offering process
- How companies prepare to go public
- Roadshows, registration statements and syndicates
- Balancing quantitative skills and the ability to sell
- How to transition into a relationship-oriented role
- The toughest title transition in investment banking
- How investment banking compares to team sports
- Perspectives on JD/MBA programs
- Finding a way to unplug, even as an investment banker
- Chris Malik’s LinkedIn Profile
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Music by Elijah from NOMADS