David Weaver, who has worked in various capacities on Wall Street since 1982, will examine current public perceptions of investment banking by deconstructing just exactly what is, in fact, the definition of the term, and how it has evolved. His goal is to help people appreciate the various components of investment banking and make decisions (personal career, regulatory, business) based on a richer understanding of the overall business of wholesale bankers.
This is the 2013 Sir Thomas Gresham Docklands Lecture.
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David Weaver is president of Jefferies International Ltd. Weaver, who joined Jefferies in 2007, led the firm's European expansion into a full-service investment bank providing advisory, capital-raising, sales and trading services for corporations, institutions and governments across Europe. Prior to joining Jefferies, Weaver held various roles at Deutsche Bank, including head of European equity capital markets, global head of technology investment banking and head of IB corporate coverage for Europe. He has worked on Wall Street since 1982 in a variety of roles, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and project finance. Weaver received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Williams College.