Rothschild ran a number of sessions each day, which included a combination of information sessions, networking opportunities, workshops and time allocated for a group project. The main information sessions were regarding Global Advisory, Debt Advisory, Equity Advisory and a more general introduction to investment banking, but there were also informative sessions specifically regarding the company values. There were many opportunities to ask questions during and at the end of the sessions.
We had a series of interactive webinars about the various aspects of investment banking and Rothschild. We had the opportunity to network with analysts and HR, as well as other students on the programme. We worked on a project in a small team and presented to senior bankers. We also had some teaching on technical skills and an icebreaker.
• Proposed an M&A deal between Netflix and ITV, including relevant valuations, and presented this within a team of 6 to senior bankers. Had quite a few business seminars and networked with fellow spring interners and bankers. Had the opportunity to ask lots of questions
Throughout the week, we got a real feel for the culture of Rothschild & Co by interacting with employees and learning about the company's history, but also a more robust understanding of Global Advisory. After a morning briefing, we would take part in different sessions, such as case studies, networking sessions, and webinars, and in the afternoons and evenings we would work on our projects where we had to evaluate a potential M&A deal.
The programme lasted 4 days. There were talks about the work that Rothschild do in Global Advisory and also about the culture at the firm, from balance and inclusion to the Rothschild archives. We also had the opportunity to network with an analyst/associate from global advisory alongside our assigned buddy. Lastly, throughout the week, we worked on a presentation which we presented at the end to senior staff.
The programme is centred on the Global Advisory division and introduced me to their M&A, debt and restructuring and equity advisory businesses. During the programme, l had the opportunity to experience the working environment by spending time shadowing junior bankers, as well as taking part in informative skills sessions, listening to presentations and networking with senior bankers. I also collaborated with a group of 6 to produce a M&A pitch deck.
We explored the firm and listen to different analysts, associates, VPs, Mds speak about their experience of Rothschild and the firm's culture, as well as networking opportunities and a learning session with Fitch which explored technicals and useful items for future interview, as well as an AC workshop. This explored cover letter dos and dont as well as what we could expect in any AC, and what we should prepare as well as the value of network
Interactive webinars that gave an overview of the different divisions of the firm. It also involved networking with other Spring Insight Programme participants and analysts at Rothschild. We also took part in an investment banking workshop to learn the technical skills involved.
There were daily insightful talks about the different divisions of Rothschild&Co with junior and senior bankers who gave an insight into what they are doing in general and on a daily basis with lots of room for Q&A. Furthermore, you worked on a case study about an M&A deal and attended networking sessions.
We had presentation of the various teams, case studies and a training session that prepared us for the group project we had to present on our final day. We also had some networking sessions with current employees and have been paired with a buddy for the program.
The Insight Programme involved 4 days of talks and presentations, along with lots of opportunities to speak to the bankers at the firm. On a day-to-day basis, it involved a mixture of these presentations about the firm and about the industry in general, and at the end of the week everyone did a group presentation about a potential M&A deal in front of a group of bankers.