| JPM culture in LondonAny thoughts on the markets side? Collegial, friendly, competitive? I heard the hours are not that bad as they are in NY so any insight would be greatly appreciated. Any view on the cazenove merger?
(have an offer to join at the moment and considering this and another at the moment)|| 6 years 2 months|
| Sanford Bernstein reputation in NY?Hey folks,
I'm chatting with the boys at Sanford Bernstein in equity research - any comment on their reputation in NYC? I'm moving to the london office but wondering what the rep is like at Sanford? Is it as good as a bulge bracket? How are the exit options? I would be coming in as a post-MBA...|| 6 years 9 months|
| ER jokeA man in a hot air balloon, realising he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended further and shouted to the lady 'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am.'
The woman below replied, 'You're in a hot air...|| 7 years 11 months|
| Shorting BlackstoneDoes Icahn wanting to short Blackstone scare you at all?|| 8 years 3 months|
| Equity Capital Markets consumers into PEHi folks,
Are the skills from ECM retail transferable into PE retail and consumers? Or do you need to do more M and A to have the skill set to be effective in PE? The reason is that I have an offer at a BB in ECM, but I'm not sure how PE oriented this would be.|| 8 years 4 months|
| Hybrid Securities and structured productsDoes anyone know anything about this? The type of hours and skills needed or desired? It seems to involve a lot of accounting, regulatory understanding and law, so as to get return. I know very little, so insight on hours, type of work and whether it's a hot product would be great.|| 8 years 4 months|
| Are we going to hit a PE bubble?ok, so PE is trying to take out some firms in my sector and have failed - they're going on about leverage, sale/leasebacks and all that jazz, but the leverage hurts the operating aspect of the company. CAn this model of taking companies in, doing some fennagling and then re-listing actually work?|| 8 years 5 months|
| Equity Research into PE? Is that like even...Ok cats,
So I'm in equity research. Like the job but want more chedda. Right now, it seems like a bunch of stocks in my sector are 'PE targets.' Thus, I've been running LBO models like a maniac, trying to calculate asset value and sale-leaseback. Do PE guys do this as well? Could I make the move...|| 8 years 6 months|
| I'm great at research, but I want to make...Ok, so now what? I'm an amazing researcher. I'm covering my own stocks already as a first year, but I want more cash? Any thoughts on exit options or moving into a more quantitative/lucrative area? I have a reasonably quantitative background.|| 8 years 6 months|
| Are the margins starting to improve for Analysts?Ok, so now Eq. Research is not tied to investment banking fees (at least formally), but now because of the new unbundling requirements, I've seen more bonus tied to the work of traders and the tickets sold. So, which makes sense, selling the research to sales and traders has resulted in improved...|| 8 years 6 months|