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Feb 18, 2020

I don't know much about the Alabama IB scene, but start by asking your parents if they know anyone in IB. And if your girlfriend isn't also your sister, ask her parents as well.

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Feb 18, 2020

My family is mostly C level executives but they are all in engineering except for the other side of the family is in politics. But not sure either one of those could help me get into IB less i can pay them off to hire me lol

Feb 21, 2020

what if your girlfriend is your sister and your cousin? :(

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Feb 22, 2020

Then we would likely turn out as disgusting ,ugly, and poor as you a very bad look for the family indeed.

Feb 18, 2020

hi I'm a UA grad working in banking in NYC - Founders Advisors is only one I can think of in AL. I worked w/ one of their Associates in a different role/industry (Corp M&A - not advisory). I would expect comp similar to regional firm. (prob. $150k-300k) all in as associate - i can PM you my reasoning, I know someone who works there.

regarding being easier to get into..... it's a lot of nepotism, etc. in the smaller towns. Also generally not a lot of analysts. Also, with any smaller shop, no formal training generally means you're worth less. Also, partners often execute their own deals at smaller shops, ie less opportunity to earn bonus $$

Are you in state for school?

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Feb 18, 2020

Sure PM me it, I actually reached out to one of there associates and he might meet with me. We have been emailing back and fourth trying to set something up.

I just graduated from Auburn and have a job that pays pretty well. But id like to change into IB in the future. I am trying to decide where to start my masters.

Feb 18, 2020

Does Regions have any IB presence in Birmingham or is it entirely out of Charlotte?

Feb 18, 2020

Atlanta is your best bet if you're looking to stay in the southeast.

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Feb 18, 2020

Not Charlotte?

Feb 18, 2020

I am thinking it is mostly out of Charlotte, but they might have something small here.

  • Associate 2 in IB - Gen
Feb 18, 2020

10/10

I lol'd

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 18, 2020

Arlington Capital Advisors seems like they work on some cool deals. They're based out of Birmingham.

Feb 18, 2020

Yes I just added the MD on linkdln but haven't reached out to him yet.

Feb 18, 2020

Just to clarify, I have do not have a strong desire to stay in Alabama in fact I would like to move. Just not sure where my best shot of getting hired would be.

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Feb 19, 2020

charlotte & atlanta fam

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Feb 19, 2020

Should I wait until I get my series 7 at my current firm, about to take it. Also we get another bonus soon soooooo.....

Feb 19, 2020

Stifel has a presence in Birmingham since they bought Stern Agee a few years ago. Not too sure about how many bankers are there but they have ~40 sales/trading/research folks in Birmingham.

Feb 19, 2020

Wouldn't research be the best choice if I wanted to transition into IB?

Feb 19, 2020

I'd be careful with the specificity of your posts. If I had more time on my hands I bet I could figure out who you are. That being said, I do have connections in the area if you want to PM.

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Feb 21, 2020
cozy26:

I'd be careful with the specificity of your posts. If I had more time on my hands I bet I could figure out who you are. That being said, I do have connections in the area if you want to PM.

Watch out or this genius will dox and expose you as a proactive hopeful-IB Analyst. He is really smart and devious. In fact, he almost had you, he just doesn't have enough time on his hands. He never seems to have enough time on his hands. Sad.

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Feb 19, 2020

+1 for the guy who used the confederate flag for this topic hahaha

Feb 21, 2020

FoundersIB seems ok. Seen some deals from them. Not super sophisticated but have a decent sized junior team.

Feb 21, 2020

I have had some discussions with one of them. But I need to start my masters first before they will look at me. Since I did not get a 3.5 GPA in my undergraduate

Feb 24, 2020

Didn't make a 3.5? Yikes. Hope you at least studied engineering like your C Suite relatives.

Feb 24, 2020

Doesn't Stephens have an Alabama office?

Gimme the loot

Feb 24, 2020

I have not researched or heard of this company before. I will look into it

Feb 24, 2020

You probably should. They led the IPO for a small discount retailer known as Walmart back in the day and are probably THE southern IB.

Gimme the loot

Mar 1, 2020

No, Atlanta is the nearest office.

Mar 3, 2020

Insurance only in that office, no IB

Feb 24, 2020

Is there a specific city or town you're looking at in Alabama or does it not matter? Some Investment Banks I know of are Porter White & Company and Founders Advisers, both in Birmingham, which seems to be a hot spot for the top investment banks in the state. There is also Regions Bank, and Medical Properties Trust Inc.

Feb 25, 2020

No I'll apply nationwide once I start my masters in the fall. My resume will be stronger by then since I can add a series 7 and a masters to it

Feb 25, 2020

I had never heard of them before this morning but I saw a firm called The Frazier Lanier Company out of Montgomery mentioned in an article I read this morning. Article said they hold most of the market share of Alabama's IB work and it looks to be mostly Auburn alumni. Sounds like it might be what you're looking for.

Feb 25, 2020

I could see about that , my uncle has very strong ties in Montgomery due to his business.

Mar 3, 2020

Alright guys I cant take it anymore this has got way out of hand lol. This is a troll account I do not even live in the south. I am a risk management analyst at Jefferies. Everybody just take a deep breath and calm down.

Sincerely,

James the troll.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 4, 2020

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Also I hope you know we can see all of your posts/threads on this website. Its pretty obvious you're from the South and just couldn't handle any criticism. Good luck, you actually need it.

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Mar 4, 2020

Hahahaha what the fuck. I was thinking this while I was reading all the comments, like this dude has to be a troll. And the people trying to clap back... how could you not tell? Who tf comes off that douchey, even for WSO standards? And who would even want to be an Alabama IBD cuck?

Anyways, well done.

Mar 6, 2020
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  • Analyst 1 in IB - DCM
Mar 4, 2020