Deepak Singh

Enterpruner, Startup mentor, Angel Investor.


  • How do the initial days look for an investment banker?

    like ever professional , investment banker also have to slog and struggle to make a name in the industry,Going through all the ups and down and facing lots of critics,But as you move up the ladder all these seems like a lesson only encourage you to move forward

  • What are the 3 things every successful investment-bankers must-have?

    Knowledge on Global geo political situation and its financial impact, Building continuous network and having like minded discussion,Patience and perciverence

  • Describe a typical day at work for you?

    Start the day with previous day's closers,Make new business calls,And work towards meeting 3 new people daily,And continous knowledge upgrading

  • Is it possible to land an Investment Banking job with average grades in MBA and graduation?

    Yes...Provided you have the passion for it

  • Do you feel there is some negativity associated Investment Banking?

    There is negativity in every corner...not just IB but every profession...you have to learn to seer around it

  • What advice helped you in your career and who gave it to you?

    someone once said me if I loose this job...I will not been even hired as an analyst...That someone was the managing partner of the last company I worked...He was right...No one hired me after that as I became an entrepreneur and I hired 12 people...Advices good or bad both have a positive side..it's up to us how we take it

  • What are the common mistakes people make while tracking trends?

    most common mistakes is they either do not understand the trends or they missinterprte it

  • What motivated you to choose this career?

    Myself

  • How was your experience with your first job?

    Honestly I was very nervous,Lack of confidence ,But eventually I pulled it off

  • How is the career trajectory of an Investment Banker?

    can start from an analyst to a investor

  • What's the advice you would like to give to an aspiring investment-bankers?

    My advice is follow ur passion and work smart and define golas and timelines

  • Do you ever regret taking an Investment Banking job?

    Never....If one chooses to be an IB then 1st thing he should have passion for finance and numbers

  • How has your job evolved over the years?

    It has evolved a lot...in my forefathers day it was like a Financial consultant who used to be a close person to the family eventually to corporate advisory and consulting services now

  • What is your biggest concern at your job? How do you manage it?

    Biggest concern is maintaing your own self Brand Image

  • What if I had to accept my first job post-MBA in some other stream apart from Finance (owing to the aftermath of COVID19), how would I turn around into Finance (especially IB)?

    Why do you want to do that ? If you are interested in Finance continue is the same field. Do not change stream just for temporary situations,you will be a jack of none.

  • What role did your educational background play in your career?

    My education streme was completely different from what iam doing now...However education gives you information not commansence

  • How did you rise in your role as a investment-bankers, what career hacks can you share?

    IB happen to me accidentally,I started my job in purchase procurement field,sales and eventually analyst and then a IB

  • What is one lesson you learnt too late in this field of work?

    There are no friends here...All are partners associated towards working on goals,Don't get into personal connect,There are no favours only selfish agendas

  • What challenges did you face to become a successful investment banker?

    Getting Right Investment for the right client, vis a vis a good investment opportunities to the investor and making mind set and expectations match ....ongoing challenge with every deal...you only get better with time in your negotiation and convincing skills

  • What skill set is required to become a successful investment banker?

    It is not a rocket science,if you have passion for finance and numbers and have some basic negotion skills all that is required....once u jump in you start to swim and eventually reach your destination

  • What made you choose a career in investment Bank?

    It was a accident for me to come into IB,But i was a finance and numbers person so the career embraced me and I went on with it

  • Do you feel there is some negativity associated Investment Banking?

    Not some...There is lots of negativity from every corner..You need to sail through it

  • How do you see your job evolving in the future?

    It will be more of a digital interaction going further...which I feel is not the right time in indian financal field as we Indians are secrative about our finances..but this change sooner or later will take over

  • What was the most challenging moment in your career?

    Getting our term sheets