Toronto Exits - Pension, Middle Market PE or Career Banker

In the spirit of the most recent Toronto thread thought I'd kickstart another one pertaining to exits.

HF scene here sucks.

PE had a handful of shops at the top end and a boatload at the MM segment.

VC is basically a joke.

Pensions do a lot of cool things.

So what's one to do with their exit ops in TO? From my experience it's far more common to see career bankers here at BBs and the legit boutiques.

Am I missing anything here or is the finance scene here in toronto and Canada all pegged to commodities essentially?

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acardboardmonkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

RBCx wouldn't get paid IB money - they're separate from the IB tech coverage group. It's more like a CIBC innovation banking or something - likely more CB compensation.

It depends what you're looking for. If you want to maximize lifestyle I'd go pension FoF or something. Each group is different and they get paid largely the same even though some groups are sweatier.

For IB, again it depends what you want to do. Certain groups in certain banks are more chill than others. Really depends if you're maximizing lifestyle or comp. If the latter, you're best bet is to just join a high profile boutique and eat what you kill, eg Canaccord

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