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Dominic Lester: Insights in Investment Banking – Altrum

TLDR: Dominic Lester, EMEA Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies, shares insights […]

Article June 2024

Maria Watts’ Insights on Success in Investment Banking

TLDR: Maria Watts, Managing Director at Baird, shares her journey in investment […]

Article May 2024
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Build a Culture of Recognition in the Workplace

Discover how innovative employee recognition initiatives can boost motivation and […]

Article May 2024

What steps are taken to ensure my deal toy doesn’t break in transit?

At Altrum, we take pride in producing deal toys of the utmost quality and understand […]

Article May 2024

Steve Hufford’s Investment Banking Leadership Insights – Episode 10

TLDR: Steve Hufford, COO at Raymond James, discusses vital leadership lessons in […]

Article May 2024

Leaders are Readers: A Reading List for Investment Bankers

Investment Banking Reading List: Essential Titles for Success In the dynamic world […]

Article May 2024

Master the Market with Series 2 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast!

The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast: Dive Deeper in Series 2! Get Inspired & […]

Article May 2024

Managerial Training: A Guide to Transform Your Workplace

Unlock the secrets to transforming your workplace from within, with our […]

Article April 2024
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Peer-to-Peer Recognition: A Powerful Motivational Tool

Do you recognize your colleagues? We asked this question in our last blog post. […]

Article April 2024

4 Ways to Reconnect With Nature

Offer your employees a valuable opportunity to pause, reflect, and take action for […]

Article March 2024

All About Shipping Costs

Breaking down and understanding the complexities of shipping costs can often feel […]

Article February 2024

The Importance of Mentorship in Investment Banking

It is widely known in Investment Banking that it is an apprenticeship, and no amount […]

Article February 2024

What is deal text?

When opening a new deal toy project, our focus is often on the design portion of the […]

Article February 2024

Employee Gifts: A simple, Comprehensive Guide

Unlock the secrets of meaningful workplace gift-giving with our comprehensive guide! […]

Article February 2024

What is on my sales order?

You’ve probably heard of a Sales Order before, so we’ll keep this one brief. […]

Article December 2023

9 Recognition Strategies to Improve Employee Motivation

Investing in employee well-being is essential to the success of your business. Happy […]

Article December 2023

What is an outsourced item?

What is an outsourced item and what are the pros and cons of using them? Outsourced […]

Article December 2023

Can I skip ordering a prototype?

In short, yes. But there are some things you should know… When you order a deal […]

Article December 2023

What are the different kinds of design requests?

When you open a new deal toy project with us here at Altrum, the first steps will be […]

Article December 2023
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What is the toughest role transition in Investment Banking?

Investment Banking is not an easy career path! Every role transition challenges you […]

Article November 2023
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Series 1 Recap – The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast

And just like that, it’s a wrap! Series 1 of The Investment Banking Leaders […]

Article November 2023
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What is Lunar New Year, and how does it affect deal toy manufacturing?

What is Lunar New Year, and how does it affect deal toy manufacturing? Lunar New […]

Article November 2023

Episode 8: Peter Shin of Stifel

Welcome to Episode 8 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast hosted by Altrum’s […]

Article October 2023

What is an EORI number?

In the world of deal toys, you want things delivered fast. And while we do […]

Article October 2023

Episode 7: Sher Hafeez of JLL

Welcome to Episode 7 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast, hosted by Altrum’s […]

Article October 2023

Episode 6: Alessio Pieri of d’Angelin

Welcome to Episode 6 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast hosted by Altrum’s […]

Article October 2023
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What is the deal toy ordering process like?

If you’re looking to order a deal toy for the first time, you’ve come to the […]

Article October 2023

Episode 5: Charles Godbout of PwC

Welcome to Episode 5 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast, hosted by Altrum’s […]

Article October 2023

Episode 4: Rusty Ray of Alantra

Welcome to Episode 4 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast hosted by Altrum’s […]

Article October 2023

Episode 3: Scott Wieler of DC Advisory

Welcome to Episode 3 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast, hosted by Altrum’s […]

Article September 2023

Episode 2: Noha El Ghazaly of Mediterrania

Welcome to Episode 2 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast hosted by Altrum’s […]

Article September 2023
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Comparing Deal Toy Vendor Reviews

Reviews offer valuable insights into a vendor’s reliability, quality, and […]

Article September 2023

The Perfect Guide to Ordering a Deal Toy

Completing an M&A (Merger and acquisition), IPO, or any significant financial […]

Article September 2023

Episode 1: Gokhan Ozkan of J.P. Morgan

Welcome to Episode 1 of The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast, hosted by Altrum’s […]

Article September 2023
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Key Considerations for Designing Your IPO Tombstone

You’ve done it! Your company is now public, and the IPO is a resounding […]

Article September 2023
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Crafting the Perfect M&A Tombstone: A Quick Guide to Celebrate Your Monumental Deal

Congratulations on successfully closing your merger or acquisition deal! As you […]

Article September 2023
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What Materials Are Best For Custom Financial Tombstones?

When it comes to celebrating a successful deal, a merger, or an acquisition, nothing […]

Article September 2023

How Deal Tombstones Are Made ?

Deal tombstones are commemorative mementos that mark the closure of a significant […]

Article September 2023
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Investment Banking Deal Toys: Everything You Need to Know

You have a few questions on investment banking deal toys? Take a look at our guide […]

Article September 2023
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Deal Toys: The History, Symbolism, and Global Importance

Want to learn everything about deal toys? Their history, significance, and the tales […]

Article September 2023
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Welcome to The Investment Banking Leaders Podcast

What do you listen to on your commute to the office, on your way to grab a coffee, […]

Article August 2023

The Top 5 Most Famous Industrial Designers

If someone came up to you on your way to grab a coffee and asked you to name 1 […]

Article August 2023
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When should you order a deal toy?

If we honestly had to ask you only one question when opening a new project, it would […]

Article August 2023

How Can Acrylic Recognition Awards Boost Motivation?

Boosting Motivation: The Power of Recognition through Deal Toys & Awards In […]

Article August 2023
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What is a setup cost?

Chances are, if you’ve created a deal toy with us here at Altrum, you’ve paid a […]

Article July 2023

How much does a deal toy cost?

Deal toys are special keepsakes given to celebrate the closing of financial […]

Article July 2023
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Level Up: Design Movements (Part 2)

Welcome back to your crash course on popular design movements! Here, we’ll learn […]

Article July 2023
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The Best Outdoor Bars for Summer

Summer is approaching, which means it’s time for all the good things. The sun […]

Article July 2023

How do I come up with a design idea?

So, you’ve just closed a deal and your MD wants you to spearhead the deal toy […]

Article June 2023

Level Up: Design Movements

In today’s world, art can be anything. A mural, a piece of clothing, a building, […]

Article June 2023

What is Live Art?

A full inbox, 8 calls scheduled for this afternoon, and no time for lunch. We know […]

Article June 2023
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10 Reasons to Improve your Recognition Practices

The benefits of recognition at work have long since been proven. Discover the 10 […]

Article May 2023

A Year in Review: Design Edition

What was your New Year’s Resolution? Here at Altrum, ours was simple; celebrate […]

Article February 2023
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Assessing Company and Employee Performance

Conducting a professional review of your company and employees should be a common […]

Article December 2022
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Chinese New Year’s effect on tombstone industry

The deal gift industry predominately uses production in China, Europe and North […]

Article December 2022
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Recognition: The Best Holiday Gift for your Employees

If employee recognition is on your to-do list, there has probably never been a […]

Article December 2022
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Employee Engagement : 10 ideas for holiday team fun

Celebrating the holidays as a team in the office or remotely is always fun and […]

Article December 2022

9 ways to support employee mental health

There is a big difference for an employee between knowing the company’s values and […]

Article September 2022

How to bring your company’s values to life

If you have a recognition program, you know there are a thousand and one […]

Article September 2022

Experience for a better employee experience

If you have a recognition program, you know there are a thousand and one […]

Article September 2022
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Altrum is Going Sustainable!

As the industry leader of celebration and inspiration, Altrum has taken new strides […]

Article August 2022

Altrum’s Deal Toy Project Order Process

Ordering a unique and custom deal toy with Altrum could not be easier! Thanks to […]

Article July 2022
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Experiences for a better employee experience

If you have a recognition program, you know there are a thousand and one […]

Article July 2022

How to bring your company’s values to life

Discover how to embed your corporate values in your employees and managers to boost […]

Article June 2022
9 façons de soutenir la santé mentale des employés

9 ways to support employee mental health

A Glassdoor study shows that 88% of employees who believe they have a high […]

Article June 2022
Fidélisation des employés : 10 raisons pourquoi vos meilleurs talents vous quittent

Employee retention: 10 reasons why your best talents are leaving

Retaining employees is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses. And this is […]

Article June 2022
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5 differences between rewards and recognition

When it’s time to thank a team member for their outstanding performance and […]

Article June 2022

Train your managers and transform your organization

We all agree that as a manager, recognizing one or more teams on a daily basis has […]

Article June 2022
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The right words to say thank you

As you surely know, a simple thank you can do wonders for your teams! This same […]

Article June 2022

Even More Recognition for Employee Appreciation Day

Everyone loves Fridays. But employees love the first Friday of March even more, and […]

Article June 2022

Do you speak the 5 languages ​​of recognition?

In today’s working world, it is undeniable that recognition at work is an […]

Article June 2022
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A Custom Deal Toy for Every Budget!

Customizing a truly authentic and original deal toy is no easy task. That is why […]

Article April 2022
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5 Reasons Why Awards Are Essential to Celebrations

Achievement awards and commemorative trophies have the power to shape our behavior. […]

Article March 2022

Award Ceremony Planning Must Dos for an Unforgettable Event 

Planning an award ceremony this season? Let Altrum help you prepare and optimize […]

Article March 2022

Top 4 places to visit when celebrations are in order!

Altrum asks: Where do you go when you’re celebrating? Earlier this month we […]

Article February 2022

Ready to Commemorate Your NFT with an Altrum Deal Toy?

Altrum Joins the World of NFTs with Deal Toys. There is a buzz in the news cycles […]

Article February 2022

2022 Resolutions – The Year of Getting it Done!

There is no better way to start a new year than with a list of goals and […]

Article January 2022

Altrum’s Workshop – The Holiday Update

The values of a company are present in every aspect of their strategy and execution […]

Article December 2021
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What does your deal toy say about you?

It may not be talked about often; however it is most certainly recognized and noted. […]

Article November 2021

How to survive gifting season this year

Have you been wondering yet what to get everyone on your holiday list this year? […]

Article November 2021

Why Order Deal Toys?

Wondering Why You Should Order Deal Toys? To understand the importance of deal toys […]

Article September 2021

Deal Toys – A Long-Standing Tradition and Ritual

Deal toys are more relevant than ever! Altrum is longest standing company in the […]

Article August 2021

How to Create Custom Acrylic Deal Toys and Financial Tombstones to Impress Everyone

How to Create Custom Acrylic Deal Toys and Financial Tombstones to Impress Everyone

Article July 2021
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Investment Banking Tombstone: Understand Their Value

An investment banking tombstone is one of the oldest traditions in the finance […]

Article May 2021

What I Wish They Had Told Me

What I Wish I Was Told Before Becoming an Analyst. Currently, you’re thinking […]

Article April 2021
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10 Great Reasons to Offer Thank You Gift Codes

Since everybody has different taste, it can be difficult to hit the mark when it […]

Article February 2021
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What Your Coffee Says About You – Banker Edition

Have you ever wondered what your deal toy provider thinks of your coffee order? No, […]

Article February 2021
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How to Create a Successful Recognition Program

Are you thinking of setting up a recognition program to make your employees feel […]

Article January 2021

2021 New Years Resolutions

The New Year is upon us (finally). Feels like we’ve been waiting for this one for […]

Article January 2021

Award Types by Industry

Learn how to create custom awards that will last a lifetime. Whether you have a gala […]

Article December 2020

Movies Every Investment Banker Should Watch

Our team sat down and picked out the TOP movies for investment bankers and we just […]

Article December 2020
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5 Tips to Become a Better Manager for Your Employees

How to be a Great Leader at Work When we think of leadership, there is often a […]

Article November 2020

The Ultimate Holiday List : Gifts for Investment Bankers

Welcome to our first annual Gifts for Investment Bankers list! You’ve gone this […]

Article November 2020
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Which Event Should Your Company Host?

We all need excuses to celebrate employees. You probably already do this in your own […]

Article November 2020

Which Banking Hub Should You Move To?

Are you an investment banking analyst wondering if you’re in the right city? […]

Article November 2020
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