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Why HSBC for Investment Banking? / Overview of HSBC Global Banking & Markets

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HSBC Global Banking & Markets is an international middle market investment bank. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the parent company, offers several other divisions aimed at retail and corporate clients and operates as a full-service investment bank.

HSBC GBM Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with HSBC, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

HSBC served as a financial advisor to caravan tour operator Park Holidays throughout its sale to REIT firm Sun Communities.

  • Transaction Description: Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE:SUI) entered into definitive agreement to acquire Park Holidays UK Limited from a group of shareholders.

  • Transaction Value: US$1.3B, mix of cash and stock

  • Transaction Date: Closed April 2022

Fact Sheet


  • Company Name: HSBC Global Banking & Markets (part of HSBC)

  • Description: HSBC Global Banking & Markets provides financial services and products to corporates, governments and financial institutions

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: NYSE:HSBC and LON:HSBA

  • Founded: 1865 (for HSBC)

  • Employees: 220,000 (for HSBC)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Noel Quinn, Greg Guyett (for Global Banking & Markets)

  • Headquarters: London, UK


HSBC GBM Glassdoor


Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at HSBC is $70k - $95k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.


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