FINA 5801 - Investment Banking: Home

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About this guide

This guide was written for Jeff Germanotta's spring 2021 course, Investment Banking (FINA 4801-5801).

How to use the guide:

Use the guide table of contents in the left margin to get to pages with instructions for the sections of your project. 

Below are:

Off campus access methods (authentication)

  • Library Login:  This method (a proxy server) is quick and easy, and requires no setup.  Just login before clicking on library links to databases. But a few databases will not work with it, and it is less reliable when there is heavy internet traffic or a slow connection.
  • VPN (virtual private network): The VPN requires you to download an app onto both your cell phone and your computer.  It is much more reliable during times of heavy internet traffic, and is well worth the necessary setup time. Outline of the steps required for the VPN:
    1. Find detailed VPN instructions from ITS here. Click on "How do I start using GlobalProtect VPN and Duo?"
    2. Register for Duo Mobile. Two ways to do that: via an email from ITS (; you can email and ask for "the VPN registration invitation email"); or if off-campus, via Office365.
    3. Download the Duo Mobile app onto your cell phone. Allow push notifications for it.
    4. Download the GlobalProtect app onto your computer.
    5. Complete GlobalProtect setup on your computer. (See step 3 instructions under "How do I start Using GlobalProtect VPN and Duo?"

Although the detailed instructions page refers you to Information Technology Services for help, at the Raynor Information Desk we can also help with some parts of the process.  Give us a call at (414) 288-7556.

Resource List

Below is a simple list of the resources you can use -- no instructions here, just a list!  See the following sections/pages for notes and recommendations for specific projects ... That said, they are organized by type of resource, and in general, I recommend starting with the first one in each section.

Articles and News:
Company financials:
Industry profiles:

For these two resources, the order is alphabetical because they are both important to use!