FTP vs Gugg?

Not trying to be a dickwad, but genuinely wondering what people thought of these two for SA. I'm pretty interested in tech (like 9/10) and fairly interested in fintech (like 7/10). Leaning towards Gugg, but the base pay is quite a bit higher at FT partners. Also hoping to snag a return offer and maybe just stay at my 23 summer firm for full time, so curious what total comp and culture look like? Thanks!

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 8, 2022 - 5:57pm

With FTP you're guaranteed to work in tech and you can always lateral after gaining experience. At gugg you might be placed into a group you don't like

  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
May 8, 2022 - 6:17pm

Both really good firms. Lean FTP for guaranteed tech placement.

May 8, 2022 - 6:23pm
durants_baldspot, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Is this a joke? No disrespect to FTP but these firms are absolutely on different tiers. Unless you really really want to do Fintech, it's Gugg easily. The FTP hype is getting a little ridiculous. The prospects need to go home. After bonuses, I bet the comp difference will be marginal if at all

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
May 8, 2022 - 6:34pm

This is so delusional. Guggenheim.

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  • VP in IB - Cov
May 11, 2022 - 9:40pm

Yes, its not like its hard to lateral to another industry after your summer internship or even a 1st year analyst. Your industry specific technical skills are pretty weak and prospective banks won't really care (I went from a MM industrials group to a BB tech/fintech group, nobody cared which industry I came from). FTP M&A is weak, their recrutier sent me their top deals last year as part of their linkedin message and 2 of them are subpar SPACs (Payoneer and MoneyLion). MoneyLion is currently trading at $1.20 a share lol (down 90%+). Thier Bill.com / Divvy deal was legit though. Otherwise they do a lot of PP deals and pitching.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
May 10, 2022 - 9:25am

Guggenheim is hardly a Ferrari...

And FTP is an 86' Ford Taurus at best...

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 11, 2022 - 4:03pm

I'm half convinced FTP people are making these threads just to boost their reputation

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 11, 2022 - 6:43pm

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