Breaking Into Wall Street Platinum

I’ll cut right to the chase: I created this page because so many students, professionals, and career changers have asked me to recommend the best training to not only win internship and job offers, but also to get promoted and and win even more better offers in the future.

But an important note first: If you’ve never heard of me, or you’re not familiar with what BIWS is “all about,” this package is probably not for you… yet.

But if you’re still with me, please read this entire page and decide if you’re the right fit for BIWS Platinum

Brian DeChesare

Brian DeChesare
Founder, Breaking Into Wall Street

Who is a Fit for BIWS Platinum, and Who is Not?

A while back, I was speaking with students and professionals enrolled in our courses… and I discovered that we have TWO types of customers here at BIWS.

1) The first type enrolls in one or two courses to address a specific need or “gap,” but never advances much further than that.

2) The second type absorbs everything we offer like a sponge, often enrolling in all our courses as they advance through the ranks in the finance industry.

Of course, I value all our students… but I wanted to do something extra special if you want to squeeze the most value possible out of our training.

So I’ve bundled up ALL our courses into a “super package” called BIWS Platinum – which gives you all the courses that you’d very likely invest in over time anyway… and lock in an immediate savings of $2,320  as a “thank you” for signing up.

At first, I was skeptical that more than 1 or 2 students might be interested in this package… but BIWS Platinum is now our second-best-selling product!

So, if you think this “all-inclusive” deal might be for you, read on to look at everything you’ll get inside:

What You’ll Get As Our
BIWS Platinum Member:

Course #1: IB Networking Toolkit


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This course helps you win interviews and makes it easy to advance throughout your career

The Investment Banking Networking Toolkit makes it easy to create valuable contacts and connections that will ease your way into a great job in the finance industry. Learn how to find names and contact information, how to plan your informational interviews and cold calls, and how to break into finance – without stressing yourself out or feeling “pushy.”

You get 37 video and audio files, along with dozens of bonus email templates, networking success case studies, and a module on how to use LinkedIn effectively. Everything is presented in multiple formats, so you can watch, listen, or read, depending on your preferred learning style.

To accelerate your networking, we even give you the names and descriptions of 4,178+ investment banks, 11,306+ private equity firms and 3,190+ hedge funds, organized by region (Note: These include main phone numbers and email addresses/physical addresses, but are not specific people at each firm).

Course #2: IB Interview Guide


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This course helps you pitch yourself, answer “fit” questions, and master the trickiest technical interview questions

This is your “Interview Action Plan” – it gives you preparation checklists for interviews, shows you how to walk through your resume and background with 18 templates, and explains how to prepare efficiently for the “fit” and qualitative questions (with tutorials, dozens of sample questions and answers, and more).

There are also 578+ pages of detailed coverage of the technical topics, including material that no other guide on the planet teaches (e.g., private companies, ECM/DCM/Leveraged Finance, and industry-specific questions). And then there are 18+ Excel files you can use to understand all these concepts in-depth, along with 218+ quiz questions you can use to test yourself.

In addition to all that, you can test your skills with the 17 practice case studies – ranging from 3-statement modeling to valuation/DCF to M&A and LBO-related exercises. These are very similar to the tests you’d have to complete at assessment centers in the EMEA region and in more advanced interviews.

The guide is comprehensive, but efficiency is the goal as well – which is why we provide study plans for 4 hours, 2 days, and 1 week of preparation time. If you have more time than that, great! But make sure you master the fundamentals outlined in these plans first.

Course #3: Excel & VBA


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: These lessons give you a crash course in the Excel and VBA skills that you’ll use to model and value companies and analyze transactions

Master Excel, and you’ll be well ahead of the competition before you even step into the office on the first day of the job.

You’ll learn everything from core Excel shortcuts, navigation, and formatting up through formulas, graphing, and data analysis, and how to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to automate your workflow and save time on the most common tasks – so you leave the office earlier and get a higher bonus.

You’ll learn the ropes with two case studies, one based on a valuation of Walmart and one based on a customer due diligence analysis in a deal, and you’ll super-charge your productivity with our custom BIWS Macros package and Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) – plus, detailed written guides and quiz questions so you can test yourself on everything.

Excel is the core skill required in virtually all front-office finance roles, and you’ll be well ahead of the curve after completing this course.

Course #4: Core Financial Modeling


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This course helps you master the foundational accounting, valuation, and financial modeling skills that you’ll use in investment banking and corporate finance roles

In this course, you’ll learn accounting, valuation, and financial modeling from the ground up with 10+ real-life case studies from around the world, including: Monster Beverage (U.S.), Stadler Rail (Switzerland), Coles (Australia), Vivendi (France), Steel Dynamics (U.S.), NichiiGakkan (Japan), the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (Canada), and Netflix (U.S.).

This courses focuses on both interview prep and on-the-job skills and is especially useful if you’re preparing for a new internship or full-time job. You’ll learn the concepts so well that you won’t have to “memorize” anything for interviews, and you’ll get plenty of references you can use in real life, including 3-statement models, valuations and DCF analyses, merger models, and LBO models.

These are the fundamental skills you’ll need in in any sector in the finance industry – and you’ll be ahead of the game by mastering them before you start working. Each topic has an introductory and “more advanced” version, so you can pick and choose the lessons that are most appropriate for your skill level and time requirements.

Course #5: PowerPoint & VBA


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This course saves you hours of time each day, lets you leave the office earlier, and gives you dozens of templates that will speed up your own presentations and pitch books

When it comes to entry-level jobs in investment banking, your PowerPoint skills can make or break you.

You’ll spend much of your time in PowerPoint, and you won’t have time to decipher Microsoft’s cryptic “Help” articles. Your bosses will expect professional pitch books and presentations on a deadline – so you better be able to deliver.

PowerPoint & VBA teaches you everything you need to know about PowerPoint for investment banking, private equity, and hedge fund roles – from setting up the interface to optimizing your speed and efficiency, to navigation, slides, shapes, alignment, distribution, grouping, formatting, and more.

You’ll learn how to use the Slide Master and Sections effectively, and you’ll get plenty of practice exercises with tables, images, Excel charts and graphs, and more.

Oh, and you’ll also get our full macro package that automates 25+ common tasks in IB-style presentations, along with a VBA crash course that explains everything and practice exercises that teach you how to use these macros.

The entire course is based on a sell-side M&A pitch book and valuation for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which was inspired by examples of biotech pitch books and valuations produced by real banks (the links are in the course).

Course #6: Project Finance & Infrastructure Modeling


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This training gives you a crash course in modeling for energy and transportation assets, from cash flows to debt sizing and sculpting

This course gives you the TL;DR version of what’s most important for Project Finance and Infrastructure Investing roles: simple, efficient models that let you quickly make investment decisions about acquisition and development deals.

You’ll learn about projecting electricity generation, traffic levels, revenue, and expenses, and you’ll understand how to use those to forecast the future cash flows and sculpt and size the Debt based on that profile.

And you’ll understand concepts like construction timelines and flags, debt refinancing, DSCR and LLCR-based constraints via the 4 case studies in the course (toll roads, solar, wind, and a natural gas power plant).

Course #7: Venture Capital & Growth Equity Modeling


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This training gives you a crash course in everything related to startups and growth firms, from cap tables to valuation and exit modeling

When you interview at venture capital and growth equity firms, you’ll be tested on a range of topics that most bankers never deal with: cap tables, “down rounds,” SAFE notes, flow of funds models, primary vs. secondary shares, and, most importantly, how to make investment recommendations for these companies.

There are plenty of VC-related books and courses out there, but they make the critical mistake of focusing on term sheets and trivia rather than what actually matters – your ability to analyze and value startups and say “yes” or “no” to each one.

This training gets you up to speed quickly on all the key topics, based on 5 short case studies (Seed and Series A – D companies) and 2 longer, more detailed case studies based on tech startups at different stages.

Course #8: Advanced Financial Modeling


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This course lets you master more complex, “on the job” investment banking models as well as private equity, hedge fund, and credit case studies

This course is the best training if you want to advance in investment banking while also considering buy-side options, such as private equity, hedge funds, and credit investing roles.

It includes case studies in each area, including an advanced LBO model and a take-home private equity case study, several advanced M&A models for investment banking (quarterly merger model, spin-off, and minority-to-majority stake), and a detailed hedge fund valuation and stock pitch based on Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

You’ll even learn about credit, convertible bonds, and debt vs. equity via two case studies, both with models built from blank Excel sheets (for EasyJet and Netflix).

This course focuses on the details and nuance that you’d see on the job, but not in the normal “interview prep” material.

Course #9: Real Estate Modeling


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This course lets you dominate your commercial real estate, real estate private equity, and real estate development interviews and case studies

Get the bleeding edge advantage you need to master real-world real estate financial modeling … with 6 short case studies and 5 longer, more in-depth case studies from around the world, including multifamily, office/retail, industrial, hotel, and condominium properties.

Topics covered include real estate development and acquisition modeling, waterfall returns, debt and equity draws, and tenant-by-tenant lease modeling.

In each case study, we walk you through not only the Excel model and step-by-step process to build the formulas, but also the thought process and how to make an investment recommendation, including how to identify the risk factors and ways to mitigate them.

The coverage is global, with examples from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Brazil, the UAE (Dubai), Australia, and Hong Kong.

Throughout the course, we use real properties – such as 100 Bishopsgate in London, The Lyric in Seattle, and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai – to teach all the concepts.

There are 55 videos, 200+ pages of written guides, case study documents, investment recommendation outlines and full presentations, and more – so you can review the key points and get up to speed quickly.

Course #10: REIT Financial Modeling


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This training gives you a crash course in the fundamentals and advanced nuances of real estate investment trusts, which are widely covered in real estate investment banking

Learn real-world REIT valuation and financial modeling with 2 short studies and 4 longer, more in-depth case studies based on global real estate companies.

You’ll learn based on REITs operating in the hotel, office, multifamily, retail, data center, and industrial sectors; topics covered include 3-statement modeling, valuation, debt vs. equity, M&A and merger models, and LBO models for REITs.

In each case study, we walk you through not only the Excel model and step-by-step process to build the formulas, but also the thought process and how to make a client recommendation (or investment recommendation).

The coverage is global, with examples taken from the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, and Singapore.

There are 59 videos, 150+ pages of written guides, case study documents, full deal presentations, and more – so you can review the key points and get up to speed quickly.

Course #11: Bank & Financial Institution Modeling


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This course helps you develop valuation and modeling expertise specific to banks and financial institutions, including how to make investment recommendations

Master the fundamentals and the nuances of bank and financial institution accounting, valuation, and financial modeling with detailed, step-by-step video training.

This course is based on four detailed, global case studies: An operating model and valuation for Shawbrook, a U.K.-based “challenger bank,” a merger model for KeyCorp’s $4.1 billion acquisition of First Niagara, a potential growth equity investment in ANZ, and a 100% buyout of the Philippine Bank of Communications.

Each case study concludes with a client advisory presentation or investment recommendation, and there are simplified and more complex versions of each model. Plus, you get a set of bonus lessons on accounting and valuation for insurance companies.

It’s the only FIG training on the planet that explains how to use modeling techniques to write stock pitches for commercial banks – a required part of any asset management or hedge fund interview. And then you also get a crash course on equity research reports and investment banking pitch books.

You’ll gain immediate access to the 103 instructional videos, the stock pitch, ER report, and IB pitch book, the extensive written notes, the practice quiz questions, and the Quick Start Guides so you can quickly grasp the concepts and practical skills taught in the course.

Plus… The Entire Package Comes With The Following
Valuable Tools To Accelerate Your Learning:

  • Full Subtitles and Transcripts

  • 365-Day-per-Year Q&A

  • Detailed Written Guides

  • Free Updates

  • Watchable on ANY Device

  • Expert Support

  • Quizzes and Certifications

…and Our Legendary, 90-Day
No-Questions-Asked Money-Back Guarantee

Take a full 90 days to review BIWS Platinum and make certain it’s everything we promise.

You do not have to finish everything in that time – think of it as your “trial period” or “evaluation time.”

If you aren’t satisfied for any reason, simply ask for your money back and we’ll issue a prompt refund, no questions asked.

Just moments after you enroll, you’ll gain Instant Access to all the Member Benefits of BIWS Platinum.

But that’s not the best part.

The best part is expert support, for as long as you are a BIWS Platinum subscriber!

If there’s anything at all that you don’t understand, just go to the “Question/Comment” area below each and every lesson, and ask your question there.

These comments are monitored and responded to by our expert support team – every one of whom has personal experience working on deals at investment banks, private equity firms, and other finance firms.

That ensures that you’ll get responses from people with deep experience in the field – not a clueless high school temp clutching the “Help Desk” manual.

This personalized, expert support is one of the things that sets Breaking Into Wall Street apart and gets you to your goals faster.

You can often learn just as much from reading other customers’ questions and our responses, as you will from the lessons themselves!

Our 1-on-1 coaching rate is $200+ per hour. But when you invest in BIWS Platinum, personal support is included for FREE.

NOTE: There are some limitations to these support services. For example, we cannot complete models, case studies, or homework assignments for you.

We also cannot provide play-by-play support with an earpiece during interviews.

Finally, we cannot answer questions on topics not covered in these courses, such as sales & trading interview questions or coding/programming interview questions.

We’re happy to answer career-related, qualitative, and technical questions that are related to the course materials.

Is Investing In BIWS Platinum Really Worth It?

BIWS Platinum walks you from beginner-level skills up through advanced strategies and tactics and positions you to develop a unique and specialized skill set.

Practical modeling skills will become second nature – and you’ll be able to demonstrate knowledge that compares favorably to professionals with years of hands-on experience.

So, if you’re wondering:

“Is investing in BIWS Platinum Really worth it?”

“Do I really need all the courses now?”

Here’s the answer: if you’re absolutely set on getting the job and moving up the ladder quickly, you’re going to NEED all the knowledge the Platinum package contains.

You may not need every last bit right now… but chances are good that you’ll sign up for many of the courses here eventually.

Sign up for this subscription program and not only do you save thousands upfront, you’ll also have everything you need at your fingertips, instantly.

Nothing else – except maybe 10 years on the job – will prepare you as thoroughly for interviews and your future career.

You’ll master techniques that demonstrate advanced knowledge…

…all of which give you a significantly better chance of landing the best internships and jobs with the top investment banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds.

Click Here To Get BIWS Platinum
$497 / Year or Pay a $1497 One-Time Fee
(100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee)

What’s Your Investment in BIWS Platinum?

You’re going to be pleasantly surprised by how affordable the price of admission into BIWS Platinum is: ONLY $497 per year, which is a fraction of the regular pricing of $2,817 if you signed up for each course separately.

(If you have already invested in any of our courses and you’d like a special upgrade deal on BIWS Platinum, contact and we’ll send you a customized sign-up / upgrade link.)

This program is undoubtedly the ‘Netflix’ of financial modeling training… where you’ll access 300+ hours of training, 100+ models, 49 guides, and much more content created to help you land your high-paying IB job, WITHOUT having to pay thousands up front.

So, what’s your Return on Investment in this package?

Here’s how you can think about it:

The pay for entry-level investment banking jobs varies from year to year, but it’s safe to say that even entry-level Analysts earn in the $150,000 to $200,000 USD range right out of university.

So, assuming $150,000 in total compensation, one year’s access to this package represents a 300x ROI.

At the MBA level, starting compensation climbs to $300,000 to $400,000 USD. And as you jump up the ladder, your total compensation only gets higher and higher; senior investment bankers earn 7 figures annually.

From that perspective, your $497 / year investment will – very soon – seem like chump change. It’s less than a single week’s pay, and even less than that as you move up.

There is simply no other way to get this level of training… this level of support… this level of testing and certification… and this level of access to a community of thousands of peers…

…at ANY price!

So yes, you have to invest in yourself to gain access to BIWS Platinum, but that investment will be one of the smartest, highest-return investments you ever make – we guarantee it!

You’ve asked for all our courses in one nice, neat package, and I’ve bent over backwards to deliver the best, most comprehensive program ever…

…and I’ve made absolutely certain you’ll get the results you want – “results” in the form of high-paying job offers and a long-term career in investment banking, private equity, or hedge funds.

To date, 56,763+ students and professionals have invested in the BIWS training and gone on to secure lucrative jobs in the industry.

Shouldn’t you be next?

You’re Also 100% Protected By Our Unique
90-Day, No-Questions-Asked, Money-Back Guarantee

I want to make this a “no-brainer” decision for you, so BIWS Platinum comes with the same iron-clad guarantee that we offer on ALL our courses:

You have 90 days to evaluate the course material and see if it’s right for you.

There is a lot in here, and you don’t have to finish in that time (since this package is designed to benefit you for ~10 years) – but you can take a few months to evaluate whether or not it’s right for you.

If you decide at any point during those 90 days that BIWS Platinum doesn’t meet your expectations, simply request a refund.

We either perform for you, or you get your money back – that’s how it always should be.

Here's What Will Happen Within a Few Short
Moments of You Joining
BIWS Platinum

Once you sign up, you’ll immediately have access to the hundreds of instructional videos, detailed written guides, complete transcripts, all the Excel files, the bonuses, and the complete curriculum.

And you’ll have access to our expert support team to ask whatever questions you need.

With that also comes free updates and new content and courses as we add them.

Decision and Action Time

This is the most comprehensive and most practical financial modeling training around, at the best price, with the best support, and with the best guarantee.

It doesn’t just introduce you to “the basics” or “what you need for interviews,” but instead gives you COMPREHENSIVE training in all areas, ranging from winning interviews and job offers, to out-performing on the job, to advancing and moving into industry-specific roles.

And it’s all backed by a no-questions-asked, no-hassle, 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee – this is as risk-free as an offer can come.

In fact, the ONLY risk is that you might go into an interview without having taken the courses here – and the candidate next to you has.

The next move is up to you.

You can hope that finance firms hire you without strong Excel and financial modeling skills… and that you can advance and move into buy-side opportunities without them… good luck to you there.

OR you can confidently tell banks you’ve invested in the most advanced Excel, financial modeling, and industry-specific training based on real case studies, authored by experienced professionals who have worked on dozens of deals.

I know you’ll make the right choice.

Click Here To Get BIWS Platinum
$497 / Year or Pay a $1497 One-Time Fee
(100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee)

To YOUR success,

Brian DeChesare
Breaking Into Wall Street Founder

P.S. Remember that you have NOTHING to lose and nearly unlimited upside – your future career in a high-paying industry – to gain. You have a full 90 days to evaluate the program and return it for a full refund if you’re not satisfied.

Of course, it’s much more likely you’ll be writing in to thank me in the future – just like so many others have. Here’s what some of our current and former BIWS students have said about their experiences:

“I used your course to build up my financial skills and then wrote my own research and financial model on Ryanair. I sent this off to a VC, who hired me soon after. I was then transferred to a hedge fund, where I find myself working now – applying the skills you have taught me.”

“I’m a CFA charterholder and in my personal opinion, BIWS has taught me 10x more useful skills for investment banking than the CFA curriculum did.”

“Thanks to This Course, I Was Able to Beat Out 200 Other Applicants, Many of Whom Had MBA Degrees, Solely with My Undergrad Degree and My Ability to Model and Speak Intelligently About Real Estate Investments.”

“Completing the FIG modeling course was instrumental to transitioning into equity research where I now cover the financial services sector.”

“I landed a job soon afterward at another energy fund. I have been using the videos to get me through the first few weeks!”

“I honestly now have a drastic and noticeable advantage over my peers because my decks look deal-ready and I’m able to pump them out in ~1/4th of the time that I used to.”

“I was shocked at just how well the guide prepared me for the questions they asked. It was like they were quizzing me on the guide.”

“Also, the Networking Toolkit is GOLD. It really shows me the line [between] effective networking and being straight-up creepy/annoying to strangers.”