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The Accidental Investment Banker: Inside the Decade That Transformed Wall Street

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Jonathan A. Knee had a ringside seat during the go-go, boom-and-bust decade and into the 21st century, at the two most prestigious investment banks on Wall Street — Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. In this candid and irreverent insider's account of an industry in free fall, Knee captures an exhilarating era of fabulous deal-making in a free-wheeling Internet economy — and the catastrophe that followed when the bubble burst.

Populated with power players, back stabbers, celebrity bankers, and godzillionaires, here is a vivid account of the dramatic upheaval that took place in investment banking. Indeed, Knee entered an industry that was typified by the motto first-class business in a first-class way and saw it transformed in a decade to a free-for-all typified by the acronym IBG, YBG (I'll be gone, you'll be gone). Increasingly mercenary bankers signed off on weak deals, knowing they would leave them in the rear-view mirror. Once, investment bankers prospered largely on their success in serving the client, preserving the firm, and protecting the public interest. Now, in the financial supermarket era, bankers felt not only that each day might be their last, but that their worth was tied exclusively to how much revenue they generated for the firm on that day regardless of the source. Today, most young executives feel no loyalty to their firms, and among their clients, Knee finds an unprecedented but understandable level of cynicism and distrust of investment banks.

Brimming with insight into what investment bankers actually do, and told with biting humor and unflinching honesty, The Accidental Investment Banker offers a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes ofthe most powerful companies on Wall Street.

Review:

"[N]ot merely a polemic against a roguish banking culture that was finally exposed in the Enron and WorldCom scandals, although it is mostly that....Still, [Knee] captures the glories and agonies of his profession." Wall Street Journal

Review:

"This book will attract those in the investment-banking community as well as students of Wall Street." Booklist

Synopsis:

In this candid and irreverent insider's account of an industry in free fall, Knee captures an exhilarating era of fabulous dealmaking in a freewheeling Internet economy — and the catastrophe that followed when the bubble burst.

About the Author

Jonathan A. Knee is now a partner at a boutique investment banking firm. He is also Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics and Director of the Media Program at the Columbia Graduate School of Business. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195307924
Author:
Knee, Jonathan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Knee
Author:
Knee, Jonathan A.
Author:
null, Jonathan A.
Author:
Jonathan A.
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Banks & Banking
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Economics | Business
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
Finance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.48x6.28x.93 in. 1.16 lbs.

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"Review" by , "[N]ot merely a polemic against a roguish banking culture that was finally exposed in the Enron and WorldCom scandals, although it is mostly that....Still, [Knee] captures the glories and agonies of his profession."
"Review" by , "This book will attract those in the investment-banking community as well as students of Wall Street."
"Synopsis" by , In this candid and irreverent insider's account of an industry in free fall, Knee captures an exhilarating era of fabulous dealmaking in a freewheeling Internet economy — and the catastrophe that followed when the bubble burst.
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