How Om Bakhda decided on IBD rather than Sales & Trading


Om Bakhda

Incoming Equity Research Analyst Credit Suisse

Om was concerned the Investment Banking training provided by Amplify would be rigorous enough to ensure he was fully prepared for his upcoming interviews. We are happy to say he was pleasantly surprised as during the programme he was rotated between roles in M&A, Private Equity and Equity Research.

Like so many students, Om thought he wanted a career in trading, ideally in a markets role for an investment bank.

It was not until he joined the Amplify programme however he found that he was far better suited to a career in the Investment Banking Division (IBD). Through our simulations he found both his personality and skill-set were much better suited to banking rather than trading oriented roles.

Had he not completed the programme, Om would have certainly pursued Trading roles that he potentially might not have enjoyed in the years to come.

Om was also very curious whether the Investment Banking training would be rigorous and intensive enough to ensure he was fully prepared for his upcoming interviews, however, safe to say he was pleasantly surprised. During his time with Amplify Trading he was rotated between roles in M&A, Private Equity and Equity Research and found that the training was the perfect preparation for his interviews.

On completion of the programme Om secured the perfect opportunity in Equity Research for Credit Suisse



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