1) Stern is far better in placing people in NYC, compared to LBS. Actually, I haven't seen any LBS people recruiting for NYC but plenty of Stern people going to London. It is totally worth it to pick it over LBS.

2) Totally feasible. Usually post-MBA associates who don't get the visa, move internally to the London offices.

Let me know if that helps. 

 

Absolutely - I appreciate it!

Even after 1 year as an MBA associate you feel that it is possible to lateral from NYC to London office?

Fully understand a lot of it will be dictated by performance and other externals too.

 

I know a few European IBD associates in London from Stern. They didn't seem to have any problems getting top offers and having a MBA from a top US school was highly valued. I'd choose Stern in your case. The brand is comparable to LBS but it opens up NYC and has a better US and international network 

 
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London based BB senior analyst. Know people from both Stern and LBS at my bank that came in as associates.

I second some of the comment here - in your shoes, I'd definitely go with Stern.

Stern will give you 1) access to the US MBA recruitment, which is light years ahead of London (my bank has admittedly scaled it down quite a bit in London and I know we are not the only ones), 2) US experience/network both from a study and work perspective (not *that* useful if you're seeing yourself in Europe on the long term, but still a nice to have, everything else equal) and 3) as mentioned, much easier for an European to move from NYK to London following a US MBA (both after some time in your bank or right after graduation if you interned somewhere but had visa issues - internal transfers can happen) than the other way around.

 

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