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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

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

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

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

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
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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 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

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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Chinese New Year’s effect on tombstone industry

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

Article December 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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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
Investment Banking Tombstone Guide

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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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

2021 New Years Resolutions

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

Article January 2021

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

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

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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5 Books Every Banker Should Own

You’re in the office after a long day of work: you glance over to your bookshelf. […]

Article October 2020
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Turning Deal Toy Fails Into Deal Toy Art

We’ve had plenty of deal toy requests in our sixty-plus years in this business. In […]

Article September 2020

Pandemic Deal Toys

We discovered that the pandemic has brought some interesting trends. Why not create […]

Article September 2020
Altrum Honors Acrylic Trophy BCE

Acrylic Trophy Made For You – Business Card Embedment

Take a deep dive into one of our most iconic creations: a business card embedment. […]

Article September 2020
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12 Most Extravagant Custom Deal Toys

Whenever we start chatting with those in the investment banking world, the question […]

Article July 2020
Choosing Your Financial Tombstone Materials

Financial Tombstone Materials 101

Creating your financial tombstone is an exciting journey. Let us take you through a […]

Article June 2020

How to Choose a 5-Star Deal Toy Company: 4 Key Things to Remember

You’re in the market for a unique financial tombstone design. Your hard work has […]

Article May 2020
Popular Altrum Honors Deal Toy Project Names

8 Popular Deal Code Names & The Deal Toys They Inspired

There are many factors that go into picking out your deal code, which will influence […]

Article May 2020
Some tips on how to create a custom financial tombstone

How To Make Your Own Trophy

Customize your own financial tombstone to make sure that it reflects the size of […]

Article April 2020
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Create a Custom Deal Toy: 10 Things to Know Before You Start

Coming up with deal toy lucite ideas after closing a deal should be the fun part, […]

Article April 2020
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How to Celebrate from A Distance

As many of us know, more and more jobs and teams have been making the switch over to […]

Article March 2020
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Four Ways to Celebrate a Major Transaction

When deciding how you want to celebrate, your mind can go a number of ways. While […]

Article February 2020
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3D Laser Etching: our New 3d Printed Deal Toy Technology

There are many ways of creating deal toys with 3D detail. You can physically get […]

Article January 2020
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10 Unusual Holiday Destinations to Get Away from Banking

Whether you’re making last minute plans for New Year’s Eve or need some […]

Article December 2019
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How to Plan a Great Closing Dinner

What better way to celebrate your closing than getting everyone together for […]

Article November 2019

Top 10 Most Extravagant Deal Toy Designs

Votes were tallied, verdict was reached – we’ve selected the top 10 most […]

Article September 2019
How to choose a deal toy vendor

5 Key Points to Consider when Choosing a Deal Toy Vendor

Beyond a simple thank you, deal toys remain a powerful tool for recognizing your […]

Article January 2019
How to celebrate a deal

How to Celebrate a Transaction

After many months of arduous work, you’re proud to learn that the deal that held […]

Article January 2019
Top 10 Extravagant Real Estate Deal Gifts

Top 10 Extravagant Real Estate Deal Gifts

Here is our countdown of the most extravagant deal gifts for the Real Estate […]

Article December 2018

Which material is right for your deal toy

Everything you need to know from the moment you design your deal toy to when you […]

Article December 2018
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How to make your deal toy fit your budget

We’ll help you find the perfect impact/budget ratio.

Article December 2018
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How to make your deal toy stand out

Some tips to help you take your deal toy from good to exceptional.

Article December 2018

8 Most Extravagant Deal Toys

Whether it’s the MD’s most prideful achievement, the size of the transaction, or […]

Article December 2018

6 Creative Ways to Incorporate a Client’s Product in a Deal Toy

If your client’s product is small enough, it is possible to incorporate it to the […]

Article December 2018