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Investment banking Switzerland / Hello

Hello,

First let me introduce myself. My name is Stan, live in the Netherlands and I am almost done with my MSc international business with a specialization in Finance. Currently, I am looking for job opportunities in Switserland (Zürich area). I already checked out the two biggest banks in Switserland (CS and UBS).
I checked a lot of websites of other banks, however most of them don't have an investment banking. Does anyone know some banks which have a investment banking department in Switserland? I

Hopefully I receive some interesting information Thanks

Stan
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Old 30.01.2011, 10:58
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Well UBS, CS, Goldman Sachs.

Rest are mostly involved in Private Banking.
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Old 31.01.2011, 00:04
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@uncle Max: Thanks
@armandair: Thanks for your reply. I guess you are right. I am going to apply for an internship at UBS.
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Re: Investment banking Switzerland / Hello

Hi

I am in a similar situation to yours and after having graduated from a uni in London, I can tell you that Suisse is not the right place for an Investment Banking practice. All the deals are done in UK because of many reasons, which I am sure you are aware of.
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Hello,

First let me introduce myself. My name is Stan, live in the Netherlands and I am almost done with my MSc international business with a specialization in Finance. Currently, I am looking for job opportunities in Switserland (Zürich area). I already checked out the two biggest banks in Switserland (CS and UBS).
I checked a lot of websites of other banks, however most of them don't have an investment banking. Does anyone know some banks which have a investment banking department in Switserland? I

Hopefully I receive some interesting information Thanks

Stan
Do you mean M&A and underwriting, or capital markets, or any of the other things that investment banks get up to?
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Re: Investment banking Switzerland / Hello

If your just looking for an internship London is def. a better place to look.

In Switzerland you would have to learn a new language even though its not to far away related to dutch.

UBS and Credit suisse are both hardly hiring investment bankers at the moment.

My best advise is try look for a Dutch Bank that also dose Investment banking in London since you have the Language and thy like hiring there own people.

Good luck and make tons of CLEAN money
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Old 31.01.2011, 12:13
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Re: Investment banking Switzerland / Hello

During my education there was much literature about M&A, IPOs and stuff like that. At the moment I am only familiar with the theory, and just want to check out how it is in practice. And it would be even better if I could experience this in Switserland.
I saw CS also has an internship possibilities for M&A for the swiss market, which is also fine by me. They don't have to be international imo.
UBS on the other hand offers an internship in their IB department which is more international. However, I don't have a lot of experience at the moment. So, other departments also sound very interesting to me. The best case for me is actually to work in several departments to find out what I really like and be good at and afterwards apply for a full-time job
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If your just looking for an internship London is def. a better place to look.

In Switzerland you would have to learn a new language even though its not to far away related to dutch.

UBS and Credit suisse are both hardly hiring investment bankers at the moment.

My best advise is try look for a Dutch Bank that also dose Investment banking in London since you have the Language and thy like hiring there own people.

Good luck and make tons of CLEAN money
Why is this? I heard the opposite about some other investment banks, who need extra people asap. This was not in Switserland, but more concentrated in Frankfurt (and London).
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Hi

I am in a similar situation to yours and after having graduated from a uni in London, I can tell you that Suisse is not the right place for an Investment Banking practice. All the deals are done in UK because of many reasons, which I am sure you are aware of.
This is what many people say as well. UBS does have a big IB department though.
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Re: Investment banking Switzerland / Hello

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Why is this? I heard the opposite about some other investment banks, who need extra people asap. This was not in Switserland, but more concentrated in Frankfurt (and London).
Stann,

I too work in finance and a recent report from our company in London indicated something like a 70% increase in work volume whereas in Switzerland about 25% - the section in London is seriously understaffed

If you like PM me and I'll provide company details

as ukal123 said London is the better place to look (if you are not bothered about location) also being an EU citizen you should have minimal problems compared to Switzerland
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