Reviews
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Lillypadyo via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 11/08/18
Great podcast for people interested in Finance.
Oyo90 via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 07/30/18
Very useful insights into the detail of the financial industry: going beyond the job description and into culture and day-to-day life in the investment banking world. As there is no better source that I can think of: I give a full 5/5
millerj via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/07/17
For laymen listeners - This podcast truly lives up to its goal of "increasing transparency in finance". Touching on an array of topics such as financial jargon, mergers & acquisitions, alternative investments, and Wall Street culture, The Vampire Squid gives non-finance individuals a refreshingly...Read full review »
Reid T. via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/05/17
I began listening to The Vampire Squid last year(2016) and so far it has given me great insight into the world of finance. Alan is a great host and handles his show with the utmost proffesionalism. I have learned a great amount since I began listening! I regularly reccomned it to my friends even...Read full review »
timsakaaa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/17
The fact that Alan takes the time to create this podcast and respond to inquiries is incredibly generous given the time commitment banking requires. He also thinks about the content he wants to provide which adds value for anyone interested in the finance industry, especially those interested in...Read full review »
MikeyD-SF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/17
Great show to listen to learn about investment banking! Alan is very good at explaining different topics and know the process very well. Great insight from this show!! Definitely love it and highly recommend to other people!
Candi Chong via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/17
Alan does a great job of breaking down the elusive world of high finance. From technical concepts to industry culture, this podcast covers it all with clarity. The anecdotes and guests keep things fresh and interesting. I highly recommend TVS to anyone with even a hint of interest in finance.
SputnikIV via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/17
From basic financial concepts/models to interview tips to fun work courtesy, this podcast has given me almost everything I need to know to step my foot in the door. Strongly recommended for individuals wanting to break into IB or are initiating their career in finance. Alan's a great host!
Jazzt1120 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/17
This podcast helps tremendously with understanding the roles in different finance positions within the industry.
savvyinvester via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/17
Unique take on the structure and nuances of a career in IB, particularly useful for junior bankers and bankers-to-be. Great breadth of content covering assorted aspects of finance.
amospengpc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/17
Fantastic. I am a college student pursuing an invesment banking career and Alan provides someone like me with both technical financial knowledge to supplement and enhance my academic material as well as advice one would only be able to glean from a seasoned top level banker. The podcasts are very...Read full review »
Aaron N 14 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/17
Lots of useful information in every episode
Martin Lazarov via Apple Podcasts · Bulgaria · 05/31/17
The VS is easily the best podcast I listen to when it comes to learning about the often opaque financial services industry. I really appreciate Alan's perspective and speech; his background is phenomenal and makes anyone curious about learning more and his speaking is always clear and concise....Read full review »
czhang19 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/17
One of my favorite podcasts. Wonderful interviews, especially with Damodaran. Fantastic explanations on complicated aspects of finance. Definitely recommend to those interested in learning more about finance!
Laughj84 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/17
Great content and very informational for young students like myself interested in finance. Alan asks the perfect questions and all of the guests so far have been very interesting. I hope you interview more women in finance in the near future!
rrosaliaa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/17
Alan does a fantastic podcast and really got me interested in finance as a college student. I reached out to Alan earlier this year as a long shot to see if he could give me some advice on a career as an IB analyst. He gave me some great advice and was very generous with his time despite his busy...Read full review »
sampjohn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/17
As a high school senior interested in pursuing a career in finance this podcast is extremely informative and interesting. There really isn't anything else out there like it. Alan gives wonderful insights from multiple perspectives in everything finance truly allowing me to broaden my knowledge...Read full review »
Inspired High School Student via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/17
Amazing content. Alan has a smooth, welcoming voice. He pulls back the curtain on the traditionally secretive finance industry. A+.
Karl93838 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/17
This is one of the best podcast about finance. I work in the industry as well and it gives a true reflection about how it works. Keep it up Alan!
BerlinNewYorkLondon via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/28/17
Simple and straightforward
ZeidC via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 03/27/17
Overall, this podcast is extremely enjoyable, informational, and eye opening. It helps with anyone interested in business or finance
Ian T. Robertsson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/17
This is a great way for anyone interested in a career in finance to learn more about the industry. Alan does a great job at providing an engaging his listeners. He provides reputable resources for them to dive deeper into content that interests them. Must listen!
Benjithegolfer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/17
Mr.
Really great podcast, speaks out to the next generation of finance interested students!
MyHero__ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/17
Alan does a great job of candidly explaining how the finance industry works
Ryder Cleary via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/17
This podcast is absolutely fantastic! I listen to every release and it has helped me learn a lot about the industry. Alan is also very enthusiastic to answer questions and gives great advice. Overall I really recommend this podcast and Alan Li. Keep it up 😃
Learning to Life via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/17
Alan has a great style of giving everyone a look inside the inner workings of finance. The topics are varied, and he incorporates good scenario examples to give us a situational perspective of how things go together. Highly recommend it for anyone curious about all things finance.
HrMervin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/17
Serves an an introduction to the world of Finance and IB
TuneNoose via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/17
I've been listening to this podcast voraciously since I found it in the Fall. It's actually the first podcast I ever followed consistently. I really enjoy the content, the format, and the interviews. I think Alan is doing a great job at teaching people about the basics of finance while also...Read full review »
Sofia Carlton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/17
Mr. Li thoroughly explains financial concepts and terms in a very pleasant and unique way! Very easy to understand and fun to listen to. Would highly reccomend
Financier OM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/17
Alan is a genuine and nice guy who provides a much needed perspective on the finance industry. All his listeners including myself owe him a lot. Essential listening for anyone interested in a career in finance.
St4rb0yy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/02/17
The Vampire Squid is a must for anyone interested in getting involved in Investment Banking. From Episode 1 Alan covers everything from the IB technicals to the culture and anecdotal stories that make a career in IB so appealing. The first podcast I have subscribed to for 3/4 years.
Grant Ti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/16
Very insightful and informative
jinw043 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/16
Alan Li does an increible job describing everything from cultue, to interviews, to the nitty gritty details everyone seeking a career in banking wants to know. Highly recommend the podcast.
JJJPPPSSS via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/16
Alan is particularly good at explaining concepts that are foreign to people outside of finance. His podcast is a great way to develop an understanding of these types of careers and the business models of these types of firms.
ericpt24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/16
An amazing podcast that really brings to light what happens in the financial world.
Armando101 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/16
A great podcast for students looking to get into finance (although people in the industry can benefit as well). The episodes on recruiting for investment banking are very helpful and he also does shows on private equity equity and venture capital. I've learned tons of great tips from this show...Read full review »
Noname34215 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/16
Alan has a wide breadth of experience going through the recruiting process himself and the podcast has been produced in such a way where you won't find any compromise in quality of content. I would recommend this podcast to all future Finance professionals.
NikhilThampy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/16
Alan simply and splendidly explains both basic and esoteric finance subjects. I'd heartily recommend The Vampire Squid to anyone looking for an entertaining listen, an enjoyable refresher, or an encompassing introduction of the Banking realm. 10/10!
Rory4242 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/16
Great podcast. Very informative and accessible to those outside of finance as well. Would recommend to anyone who is curious in pursuing a career in finance / just listening for fun.
Banana100493 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/16
This guy is awesome!!! Makes great points; is super insightful. A must-listen!!!!!!
Monburn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/16
Alan delivers on many facets of investment banking in an easy to digest, insightful, and also at times humorous manner. I listened to five in one day once. Great information here for those with experience at many different levels. Keep the podcasts coming!
Nickodeemus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/16
The Vampire Squid is a move away from blogs and written content. The content is highly educative and there's something for both beginners and advanced folks. I can see this podcast becoming a force in IB recruiting. Great job Alan.
iB_FG via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/12/16
VS is an educational and interesting listen for both finance/non-finance crowds alike. If you're anticipating going through the recruitment process I would absolutely use this as a resource!
GateSoph via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/16
Alan does a great job with providing informative/relevant content; and does so in a way that makes it easy for listeners to absorb and digest. This podcast should absolutely be utilized by students (like myself) that are studying finance and looking to get into the financial world. With that...Read full review »
Lord Ski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/16
This podcast provides a great overview of Investment banking, and the additional resources are a bonus!
Ssa51 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/16
The show is extremely well done. This is a great resource for anyone looking to break into finance, particularly banking, even if you already have a good sense of the recruiting process and the technical side of the business. It is basically a 5 hour long informational interview! I hope he...Read full review »
Breakingintobanking via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/16
A privileged insidious into a world often misunderstood. Great, down to earth host, and strong pedagogue.
Karim Mtl CA via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/02/16
Listening to Alan's podcast has become my weekly routine on my way to work on Mondays. The way he delievers information has made it easy for people (finance or non-finance) to understand and relate.
Just A Fan 32 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/16
Tremendously helpful resource for breaking into IB and for improving the transparency of finance. Short and consice format which is very appreciated. Moreover, Alan is very intelligent and good at explaining complex concepts in ways that are easy to understand. Thank you. Keep up the good work. /...Read full review »
Nordeborg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/16
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