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As mentioned, it depends on the Analyst. For example, I have a friend who works in biotech at a boutique that solely does therapeutics, but his Analyst is very well known. Made more than me last year and has had ~10 fold more high quality buyside interactions than me at a solid MM shop.
 

WSO likes to circle jerk the big banks/brand, but in ER (IB brand matters more) it doesn’t matter as much from my experience. If you’re covering good companies, buyside likes ur analysts work, and they have good relationships, this is infinitely more valuable to u as an associate than going to a brand name. 
 

As you start networking more and more with the buyside, 9/10 times they’ll shit on the BBs cause their work sucks and there’s never any alpha to get. 

 

I get the Buyside interaction aspect is analyst dependent, but I feel BB banks get more looks from BD people given they don’t know anything but bank branding.

 

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