Ventresca and Myers on Making a Deal

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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This week on Masters in Business I sit down with two of the busiest bankers in the business: Chris Ventresca, global co-head of mergers and acquisitions at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Elizabeth Myers, the bank's global head of equity capital markets.

We discuss how the change in regulation is affecting M&As and IPOs since the financial crisis. Perhaps most interesting is the insight these two bank insiders offered into what it's like to manage a big corporate deal -- from how they staff up to the lawyers, accountants, analysts, traders and corporate executives who get involved. It is a very inside-baseball look at the inner workings of investment banking.

You can hear the full interview, including our podcast extras, at iTunes, Soundcloud and Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts can be found at iTunesSoundcloud and Bloomberg.

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