| Top West Coast Elite Boutiques (SF/LA)Not much is mentioned of PWP SF, GHL LA, Centerview SF, etc.
Any idea on how West Coast boutiques are viewed in terms of exit opps, dealflow, rank? (Including Q, Laz, EVR Menlo, etc.). And how would they stack against top west coast BBs (GS,MS,CS)?
Was hoping someone could shed light on...|| 1 year 2 months|
| Effectively Working the Informational Phone...Note: Just wanted to post this here in case anyone found it useful. Saved this off BankonBanking, which doesn't really exist anymore but was a really useful site for me. I thought the guy offered some pretty valuable advice that might be more in-depth than the existing resources (WSO/M...|| 1 year 10 months|
| How do you absolutely outperform during SA...Hi guys,
Currently at a reputable firm with MDs that have a strong connection to guys at BBs/Boutiques as a sophomore (going into junior year).
The MDs have in the past gotten interns into those places, but apparently only interns that were highly valued and impressed them. Only 2 out of 10...|| 2 years 5 months|
| Just How Useless is the Asset-Management Industry...http://blogs.hbr.org/fox/2013/05/just-how-useless-is-the-asset-.html
Thoughts on this?
Professors have been basically telling me to put my money in index funds. I think that one of asset management's roles is to pretty much make the markets more efficient through the "experts'" advice through...|| 2 years 6 months|
| Differences between BB PWMs - UBS/ML vs JPM/GSPWM is generally looked down upon, except for the opportunity to add "name" to your resume.
Just curious, what is the exact difference between these two categories of PWM gigs/shops?
I heard ML/UBS gigs are usually bich work. Would that be different for JPM/GS?
Read a lot of conflicting...|| 2 years 9 months|
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| Summer Classes (GPA) or Internship? for SA BB IBD...Situation: Grades confirmed already for this term. Effed up the finals. Mediocre GPA - (Cumulative) 3.5+, but not high enough for solid BB IBD recruiting (3.7+). This year, its pretty evident that everyone that gets an interview are 3.7+ at my semi-target.
If i do take summer classes, I can...|| 2 years 11 months|
| Whats the point of work experience?I've heard it sets you apart, and shows interest. But I don't get whats the point of work experience if a Harvard philosophy / econ 4.0 guy is gonna beat out a Ross finance 3.6 guy with involvement in finance clubs that teach dcfs and solid work experience.
If work experience and knowing how to...|| 2 years 11 months|
| BankonBanking.com Gone?So after reading a lot of stuff this summer, I found bankonbanking.com. The guy who ran the site actually gave a lot of helpful tips on WSO as well.
But I found that his posts on his websites filled some unanswered topics that are not on M...|| 3 years 3 weeks|
| What constitutes "good" networking?Attended a couple of information sessions for both MM and BB banks last year and this term. I understand that info sessions are only a way to obtain contact information and give the bankers an image of who you are. You follow up with them after
But in the end, A LOT of people ask for cards (...|| 3 years 1 month|