What Is The Middle Office (MO)?

Patrick Curtis

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Expertise: Investment Banking | Private Equity

The middle office (MO) refers to the section of a financial services firm which cannot be grouped under front office (client facing) or back office (operations). The middle office usually manages risk and accounting, and sometimes technology. Employees in the middle office are usually better paid than back office staff, but not as well paid as front office staff, but their hours of work are more similar to back office.

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Patrick Curtis

Patrick Curtis is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. He has experience in investment banking at Rothschild and private equity at Tailwind Capital along with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the founder and current CEO of Wall Street Oasis. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.