2015 Wall Street Virtual Academy Investment Banking Quiz

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2015 Wall Street Virtual Academy Investment Banking Quiz - Quiz

This quiz is to help determine how effective this class has been in teaching you the concepts of investment banking.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Your email (please use the one you registered with)

  • 2. 

    An Investment Banker acts as an intermediary between the issuer of securities and the investing public; and helps users of capital raise money and/or find strategic partners.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An investment banker plays a crucial role in the financial market by facilitating the process of raising capital for companies and connecting them with potential investors. They act as intermediaries between the issuers of securities, such as stocks or bonds, and the investing public. Investment bankers provide expertise in valuing and structuring financial transactions, conducting due diligence, and marketing securities to potential investors. They also assist companies in finding strategic partners for mergers, acquisitions, or joint ventures. Overall, investment bankers play a vital role in the capital markets and help businesses access the funds they need to grow and expand.

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  • 3. 

    Within Investment Banking clients fall under Product Groups and Investing Groups

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Within Investment Banking, clients do not fall under Product Groups and Investing Groups. Instead, clients are typically categorized based on their industry or sector. Product Groups and Investing Groups are divisions within an investment bank that focus on specific financial products or investment strategies. They work with clients from various industries to provide them with the appropriate financial services and advice. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 4. 

    Which industry group is NOT a part of Investment Banking?

    • A.

      Healthcare

    • B.

      Consumer Retail

    • C.

      Debt Capital Markets

    • D.

      Industrials

    • E.

      Real Estate

    Correct Answer
    C. Debt Capital Markets
    Explanation
    Debt Capital Markets is not a part of Investment Banking because it is a separate division within investment banks that focuses on raising debt capital for corporations, governments, and other entities. It involves activities such as underwriting debt securities, structuring debt financing, and advising clients on debt-related matters. While Investment Banking encompasses various divisions like mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, and sales and trading, Debt Capital Markets operates independently and specializes in debt-related transactions.

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  • 5. 

    What is a DCF?

    • A.

      A way to project how much money a company can make in the future

    • B.

      A method of valuing a project, company, or asset using the concepts of the time value of money

    • C.

      Discounted company forecast

    • D.

      An analysis that detects issues in historical profitability

    Correct Answer
    B. A method of valuing a project, company, or asset using the concepts of the time value of money
    Explanation
    DCF stands for Discounted Cash Flow, which is a method used to value a project, company, or asset by considering the time value of money. This approach takes into account the fact that money has a time value and that future cash flows are worth less than present cash flows. By discounting future cash flows back to their present value, DCF helps determine the intrinsic value of an investment. It is widely used in financial analysis and investment decision-making to assess the profitability and potential of a project or company.

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  • 6. 

    What is EBITDA? 

    • A.

      A balance sheet item

    • B.

      Revenue-total expenses

    • C.

      A metric to measure profitability

    Correct Answer
    C. A metric to measure profitability
    Explanation
    EBITDA stands for Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization. It is a financial metric used to measure a company's profitability and operational performance. By excluding certain expenses, such as interest, taxes, and non-cash items like depreciation and amortization, EBITDA provides a clearer picture of a company's core profitability. It is commonly used by investors and analysts to compare the financial performance of different companies in the same industry, as well as to assess a company's ability to generate cash flow.

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  • 7. 

    What services do banks provide?

    • A.

      Equity underwriting

    • B.

      Corporate restructuring

    • C.

      Cross-border transactions

    • D.

      A and B only

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Banks provide a wide range of services, including equity underwriting, corporate restructuring, and cross-border transactions. Equity underwriting involves helping companies raise capital by issuing stocks or bonds. Corporate restructuring involves assisting companies in reorganizing their operations, often through mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures. Cross-border transactions involve facilitating financial transactions between parties in different countries. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as banks offer all these services.

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  • 8. 

    Financial analysis is the process of evaluating businesses, projects, budgets, and other finance related entities to determine their suitability for investment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Financial analysis involves assessing the financial health and performance of businesses, projects, budgets, and other finance-related entities. This evaluation helps determine the viability and profitability of potential investments. Therefore, the statement that financial analysis is the process of evaluating these entities for investment suitability is true.

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