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What are analysts expected to wear on a daily basis in PB? Obviously if you are in front of clients you would be in a suit but are the entry-level positions also suiting up each day? Question mainly for the New York offices. Thanks.

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Comments (15)

  • Working9-5's picture

    Suit up every day the first week. Take it from there.

    CNBC sucks

    "This financial crisis is worse than a divorce. I've lost all my money, but the wife is still here." - Client after getting blown up

  • rogersterling59's picture

    I'm a first year analyst in PB at a BB in Chicago, and it's full suit/tie every day. Clients get walked through our floor from time to time, so everyone is expected to be business formal at all times. I know at my company that applies to NYC as well. I interned in St. Louis and even there it was the same way. You kinda get used to it eventually.

    I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

  • EtherBinge's picture

    I'll never understand why this question keeps getting asked.

    Suit up. Always come prepared. Adjust if necessary.

    Done.

  • snakeplissken's picture

    This kind of question gets asked by people who are nervous / excited about their new jobs. First of all, congrats on the job. Second of all, you already know the answer to this question. Suit up on the first day and then adjust your attire based on what you see other people - especially junior people - wearing. Bada bing bam boom.

    Remember, once you're inside you're on your own.
    Oh, you mean I can't count on you?
    No.
    Good!

  • Powa23's picture

    What do you guys that are in private banking think of the industry? I think the as people age and retire its only going to get better as a industry to be in but I have no idea.

  • Walkio's picture

    Spent two summers at a PB and currently working in one. Always wear a suit and tie. No excuse to not look crisp.

  • In reply to Powa23
    rogersterling59's picture

    Powa23:
    What do you guys that are in private banking think of the industry? I think the as people age and retire its only going to get better as a industry to be in but I have no idea.

    I'm a first year analyst in PB at a BB, and I enjoy the industry much more than I thought I would. It's interesting, challenging, and you learn a lot. Plus banks are starting to put more of an emphasis on it, and it's really interesting to be new to PB right as banks are putting more and more resources into building it up. Bllomberg had an interesting article on this a few weeks ago:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-04/banks-dis...trading-declines.html

    I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

  • PeteMullersKeyboard's picture

    So many people try so hard to not wear suits...not sure why

    "When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

  • NutKnife's picture

    I never turn down an opportunity to suit up. That's not even a question or preference, it's a way of life.

  • In reply to NutKnife
    cheekyScarlet's picture

    neat!

    unexamined life doesn't worth living

  • liquidityaddiction's picture

    Wear a suit first day. Adapt to what others are wearing. My office is slacks and a button up (normally wear a jacket in but hang it up) unless you have outside meetings.

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