BAML Top team or GS/MS

Hey fellow monkeys,

I am in a lucky spot, currently holding an offer from BAML with a strong network within the firm with very good chances of getting the team I want (LevFin or M&A). However I am currently in the process for GS/MS but not sure which team I would get.
Do you think being in a bad team at GS/MS is still better then a top team at BAML? This is for London IBD - aiming to exit into PE.

thanks!

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Oct 17, 2018 - 6:44am

Hi Pan European Monkey, the silence is deafening, sorry about that.... Any of the threads below helpful?

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Aug 13, 2019 - 9:50am

There are certain groups within GS/MS that are inferior to a LevFin/Sponsors role at BAML (think derivatives at GS), but very few. If you get the GS/MS job and network internally, most likely you'll find a group that trumps almost anything at BAML.

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