Full-Time Analyst Programme (8 weeks)

Description (In-class and Online)
  • Run over eight weeks: Four to five days a week (10:00 am to 4:00 pm UK time with an hour lunch break).  

  • First Four Weeks: Investment Banking Training - Accounting, Financial modelling, Valuations and Pitch books. Lectures of 2 to 5 hours a day. Students are expected to complete project work handed out daily. 

  • Second Four Weeks: Designed to replicate real-life Investment Banking internships. Students work on projects drafting equity research reports. Second four weeks also involve advanced Investment Banking training, with students solving real-life Private Equity, M&A, Venture Capital, and Valuation case studies from leading universities, including Harvard Business School, London Business School, Kellogs and IESE, among others. 

Programme Content 
  • Financial Modelling: Build financial models from scratch on real-life companies traded on the Dow Jones, FTSE or Euronext exchange.

  • Valuations: Value companies using Discounted Cash flow, Trading, and Acquisition comparables.

  • M&A: Build M&A Accretion/Dilution and LBO models from scratch. 

  • Equity Research: Writing equity research reports on companies listed on public exchanges.

  • Presentation: Prepare detailed presentation packs.

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Internship Training (Second Four weeks)
  • Built-in internship training programme: Replicates real-life internships

  • Through a number of projects, students learn how experienced analysts write equity research reports on public listed companies. 

  • Advanced training takes place via 1 to 3 hours of lectures taking over 2 to 3 days a week. Post-lectures, students are given in-depth case studies written by leading business schools such as Harvard, Stanford, and IESE. 

M&A Week
  • Put together a detailed M&A pitchbook for a real life deal.

  • Replicate the role of an M&A analyst advising Mars Chocolate on the acquisition of Wrigley. 

  • Calculate M&A Goodwill using the PPA method on the acquisition of Time Warner by AOL.     

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Equity Research Week
  • Write a detailed equity research report on your company.

  • Build an advanced BMW financial model with a detailed Revenue breakdown sheet.

  • Value BMW using sum of the parts method. 

  • Use advanced techniques to compute valuations of fast growing internet stocks such as Amazon using the Siegel calculator and an extended DCF model.           

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Private Equity Week
  • Spend a week replicating the role of a Private Equity Analyst at Bain Capital/KKR's acquisition of Toys R US.

  • Build a detailed ten spreadsheet LBO model and make a presentation to the investment committee on the attractiveness of Toys R US as an LBO target.    

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Venture Capital Week
  • Put together term sheets and cap tables for follow on investments in Webtracker.

  • Calculate start-up valuations for Nordic Technologies

  • Negotiate with fellow students on raising funds for Nordic Technologies and Webtracker

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Joe Evans - Summer 2020 Cohort
From City Investment Training to Spayne Lindsay & Co M&A analyst

"This programme far exceeded my expectations. It will equip you with the ability to create financial models from scratch, perform DCF and comparables valuations, and conduct M&A accretion/dilution and LBO analysis. The incredibly applied nature of the programme enables you to consolidate your understanding and gives you the confidence that you can go into an analyst role and hit the ground running. Sameer will provide you with unique insights into the industry and solid advice on answering interview questions.

In addition to all of this, the City Investment Training team offers excellent support services – providing CV/ cover letter guidance and helping source employment opportunities."

  • Past students have gone on to receive offers for well-paid internships and full-time analyst roles at marquee names such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Rothschild, and UBS, among others.

  • We work with a number of boutique Investment Banks, Private Equity and Venture Capital companies to place our students on short-term internships as well as full-time analyst roles. 

  • In the recent past, depending on the batch, we have seen between 50-100% of our students being placed in Investment Banking or related finance roles within 1-4 months of passing the 8-week Full-Time Analyst Programme.

Programme Location
  • Our programmes are available both in-class and online.

  • Class location: Varies but previous training has been conducted at 1 and 2 Kingdom Street, Paddington, London, W2 6BD, United Kingdom.

  • Online: Students join us online for our live classes from across North America and Europe.   

Programme Calendar

Course starting dates: 

  • Monday 8th February 2021

  • Monday 7th June 2021

  • Monday 12th July 2021

  • Monday 9th August 2021

  • Monday 11th October 2021

COVID - 19* - We will be offering all our classes in 2020 and 2021 as planned. Students who are unable to make it in class for the program can take the class online first and join us again in-class for the entire program at a later date when they deem safe at no extra fees.

Fees and Financing 
  • Please contact us to get a quote on our fees.

  • Email your CV to info@cityinvestmenttraining.com or fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

  • We are offering a 10% discount on fees for all our 2021 summer 8-weeks program for students who apply before the 15th of April 2021.


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We receive thousands of enquiries a year. To enhance your application, please send your CV to:  info@cityinvestmenttraining.com

Contact: +44 (0) 203 402 3050