BNP Paribas AM vs. Morgan Stanley ER

Hey guys,

All for South-East Asia regional offices. Must respond before next Friday.

Need help selecting between offers here. BNP Paribas Investment Partners Investment Analyst/Portfolio Constructor or Morgan Stanley Research Associate. They both pay around the same, same general industry coverage scope, and are in the same building!

BNP though, seems to be offering more bonus potential. Morgan Stanley is, well, Morgan Stanley. I'm also thinking of the the importance of brand name for future B-school applications here (planning for INSEAD and London at the moment).

Which one would you go for?

Frankly, however, I'm hoping for a gig with ANZ in their coal project financing arm. But they don't even start interviews until later this month.

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APAE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do you want short-term earning potential yet a long-term battle fighting out of the lower brand, or some real cache on your resume? Morgan Stanley is Morgan Stanley. You know what to do here. Take the better job, and if your dream job comes through, renege on the first and don't look back.

I am permanently behind on PMs, it's not personal.

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deadliftordie, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just in, got an offer for Deloitte S&O. Pay slightly lower than both. Does this change anyone's answer?

Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the face.
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