Can someone make a LO AM tier list?
Seems like on the IB forum people are making prestige rankings every day. I know those get shit on, but they've actually been very helpful to me as an undergrad in terms of understanding where each firm falls in the ecosystem. It would be helpful to get a better picture of the reputations of different firms in AM, and I haven't been able to find anything comprehensive on this forum.
As I understand it, firms like, Wellington, D&C, and RCG fall in the top tier. But which firms are a notch below? How would places like Weiss / Putnam / Brandes / Third Avenue rank? Who's in the middle tiers? Where do AM groups land? I'm approaching this from the perspective of an undergrad experience.