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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jun 16, 2022 - 11:29am

Blair blew up during Covid, tripled revenue or something like that

  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 17, 2022 - 11:07am

is this a joke, WHY would anyone want to work at William Blair unless you wanted to freeze your ass off in Chicago LOL

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 17, 2022 - 1:05pm

Looks like someone didn't get an offer from Blair

Jun 17, 2022 - 4:45pm
BreadCo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I have heard solid reviews on William Blair.

Would you care to provide your insight aside from the weather in Chicago, IL?

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 16, 2022 - 11:38am


  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 16, 2022 - 6:23pm

the fact that every answer above is different tells me MM IB in general is doing pretty well these days

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 17, 2022 - 9:28am

BAML is crazy smart with the new EGRC group. Deal flow is heavily skewed towards Cap Market like work but helps BAML reach the MM space. The volume of deals in the Big Cap space is shrinking.

  • VP in ER
Jun 17, 2022 - 8:21am

Lmao. These answers from first year analysts shilling their respective firms are comical.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jun 17, 2022 - 12:39pm

No one wants to work for HL. Come on.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 17, 2022 - 9:25am

Ducera has a super toxic culture and is run by some ex-HL RX guys.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jun 17, 2022 - 10:35am

FTP is definitely one of the ones that has grown the most as the fintech sector has been hot.  Whilst the FTP story on WSO is always fake negative, the real story everyone in the actual know sees is the strong growth and dominance in one of the most important sectors.  That's I suppose why they can pay more then Goldman, Qatalyst and Centerview and according to the WS Journal the CEO has a $75mm plane I guess (from another thread):


Jun 17, 2022 - 1:25pm
Mensa Man, what's your opinion? Comment below:
  • Credit Suisse absolutely crushed it recently
  • CITI has climbed higher towards the top of the BBs
  • Marlin & Associates is basically a full-on namebrand, global MM
  • Nomura & Mizuho have continued to rise up the league tables due to China's economy maintaining robust momentum while the US market has remained stagnant
  • Cantor Fitzgerald's focus on Healthcare Services M&A has launched them towards the top of HC league tables, while other groups focusing on Co-Mgr roles for negatively cash flowing small-cap pharma have gotten the C U C K hammer
Jun 17, 2022 - 9:58pm
Impractical., what's your opinion? Comment below:

Nomura is doing an okay job in China. (One and a half decades ago it gave up Chinese market, but recently it has returned.) Mizuho probably doesn't have a large presence there. Daiwa is trying to expand some branches in Shanghai and Beijing.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 17, 2022 - 4:36pm

Is comp at Baird really that good 

Jun 17, 2022 - 9:51pm
Kevin25, what's your opinion? Comment below:

to summarize this thread, all banks were doing fantastic when Fed was printing money 24/7 and stock market doubled within a year.

however, you guys are all fucked in the upcoming year, now that the sentiment changed.

  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Jun 17, 2022 - 11:00pm

Wow no mention of our beloved RBC yet. Huge push for growth in the US and Europe.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2022 - 11:32pm

Jmp, Lincoln, SVB doing absurd things to grow themselves

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2022 - 9:18pm

Citizens doing exactly what RBC did to put together their IB platform years ago- acquiring extremely solid more regional investment banks and integrating them over a few years. Citizens bought JMP (various verticals nationally), DH Capital (pretty good tech firm in NY), Bowstring Advisors in South, etc. where all targets are pretty formidable shops. Citizens has huge DCM presence and frankly sell-side / buy-side companies want advisors in transactions from the people that already know their company and lend to them.

Lincoln silently kills it internationally (especially Asia). They have good retention and culture and are starting to work on bigger deals. SVB is also trying to establish themself with an elitist culture - some of the smartest kids I know went to SVB.

It really depends on multiple metrics when they say "growing". Growing from within (employee retention), growing in status, growing in deal volume, comp…

Jun 20, 2022 - 4:52pm
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