Best group at JP Morgan

Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on the best groups at JP Morgan Investment Banking. From what I've heard it's M&A, Lev Fin, and Sponsors? Any thoughts on that?

By the way, I was also wondering if anyone know why JPM pays significantly less to its summer analysts than firms such as BAML and CS (both of which pays significant overtime, which makes the total salary almost twice of JPM's) Would it be a good idea to negotiate with JPM for a higher salary?

Thank you very much!

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Jan 30, 2010 - 11:04pm

JPM LevFin is very strong (either #1 or #2 along with BAML's LevFin)-- great technicals + exit opps HOWEVER, very hard to get into. Probably part of the Capital Markets group.

M&A, as always, is a strong group. Personally, I think the idea of Sponsors is dumb. Sponsors isn't really an industry, and you don't get as much modelling as LevFin. The only real advantage is that you talk to the PE guys... at the end of the day, I think it'd be better to understand fundamentals (my opinion)

From what I understand, for a lot of the BB"s, energy in NY are shell groups (very small). Most BB Energy is in Houston, and most BB Tech is in Menlo Park/west coast.

LevFin (if that's a choice), M&A, FIG, MT, are strong groups

Also with regards to Summer Analyst salary... only CS and BAML that I know of pays overtime, so I mean, it is what it is

Feb 2, 2010 - 6:46pm

LevFin at JPM is not good at all. They are on all deals because of lending but in terms of banker skill-set they are not nearly close to the top. A bunch of their Analysts / Associates couldn't build an LBO model for the life of them. It's all boiler plate stuff, plug in the numbers.

Feb 3, 2010 - 5:39pm

Best JP Morgan IBD Groups NYC? (Originally Posted: 10/24/2014)

Was hoping someone could shed some insight on this. Most of the threads on this topic are old.

Also, does M&A get good experience or is all the modeling work done within the coverage groups?

Feb 3, 2010 - 5:59pm

Best Groups at JPM? - M&A is quite strong? (Originally Posted: 01/19/2016)

Does anyone with experience at JPM or its competitors have any idea which groups at JPM are currently the strongest? My understanding is that M&A is quite strong but any other input would be GREATLY appreciated!


Feb 3, 2010 - 6:10pm

Best JP Morgan IBD group to start in (Originally Posted: 04/04/2010)

I was wondering what people's thoughts are on the IBD groups at JP.

What is/are the best groups to start in JPM IBD?

I would say best encompasses prestige, exit opportunities/mobility within JP/banking, and ability to learn.

I am leaning for M&A, TMT, Financial Institutions, Real Estate or Retail.. but I'm talking about all IBD groups including Lev fin, etc general thoughts?

Feb 3, 2010 - 6:34pm

Best Groups fo JP Morgan for full-time (Originally Posted: 01/14/2011)

Hi, I have to submit my preference form for J.P Morgan. I got the Autumn 2011 Internship which might possibly lead to a full-time to start in January 2012 from what I heard from people here and some of my friends.

I'm most concern about conversion to full-time, which will be down to demand and how many spots they need to be filled.

I'm considering between these groups, please help me rank em in terms of best exit opps + potential conversion possibility.

FIG, SLF, ECM, Nat Resources, Industrials, TMT

Feb 3, 2010 - 7:42pm

Best Groups at JPM - Been reading about Lev Fin (Originally Posted: 12/24/2013)

Just received my SA offer from JPM IBD and I know this has been posted before, but I am looking to get some more recent answers. I know that M&A is the most prestigious and probably top group but what are considered the next best (can be product or coverage)?

Have been reading that Lev Fin, Sponsors, TMT, and FIG are really good at JPM but wanted to get other peoples' opinions. Thanks for the help.

Feb 3, 2010 - 8:08pm

Best Groups at JPM - What groups to go for? (Originally Posted: 03/04/2007)

Summer analyst.... need to decide what groups to go for.

NYC, and I'm looking to get into private equity.

Does this then mean Leveraged Finance or Financial Sponsors?

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