Advice on offers

Hey guys, I am quite conflicted between the two offers. Both offers are right out of undergrad in the UK. I have no plan of getting an MBA. I'm not crazy about PE and would be more interested in public markets (HF/LO). 

A. Eaton Vance (MSIM) Research role (equity) - the team seems nice and more interesting work than IBD. My concern is whether I can do the job well as I didn't have prior research experience. I was wondering what the mobility is like for a LO role (thinking of going to Asia long term). Wouldn't hesitate to take it if it were a tier 1 AM offer but I'm not sure if EV is better than the IBD offer I have. 

B. Top 3 BB IBD - obvious pros and cons. 

Any input is appreciated!

Comments (7)

Feb 24, 2022 - 11:20am
zeroebitda, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Top IB or Eaton Vance ER? Is the Eaton Vance role an investing role or sell-side equity research role? If you're interested in HF/AM long term I don't see how picking EV and skipping the IB stint would be a bad choice. 

Feb 24, 2022 - 2:02pm
tunza123-., what's your opinion? Comment below:

EV is a good shop and being added to the MS umbrella will only increase its stance. I think either will give you the same LO/HF exits but IBD will give you more outside of LO/HF (if you change your mind).

If you're not interested, I say save yourself the IBD headache, buyside is most people's end goal. I would guess that switching internally to IBD at MS wouldn't be the hardest if you wanted to change your mind a year or two in

Feb 25, 2022 - 9:41am
marketMergerMaddie, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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