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Jun 30, 2015 - 7:39am

I would say with rising interest rates and a lot of focus on financial institutions in the next several years, FIG at JPM or GS would be interesting and highly sought after. Also deal making hit an all time high in 2Q15 so I cant imagine this will continue at this pace for the next several years.

Just my take though man.

 
Jun 30, 2015 - 10:34am

GS Ops, MS Fund Services Account Manager, JPMChase bank teller at Times Square

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Jul 19, 2015 - 4:08am

GS, JPM, MS, and LEH (Originally Posted: 07/10/2008)

Hi Everyone,

I'd love if you could highlight the best Coverage groups in GS (I've heard TNT), JPM, MS, and LEH (I've heard CMG, FIG).

If you had to pick between JPM and MS, which would you go for and why?

Thanks so much.

 
Jul 19, 2015 - 4:19am

Disadvantages of top groups GS/MS/UBS/JPM (Originally Posted: 04/04/2007)

Everybody wants the best group at each BB. I read about

GS TMT
MS M&A
CS Levfin
JPM Levfin
UBS Healthcare
GS FIG

What are the disadvantages of the top groups?

To start GS TMT:

Technology companies: Deals would be very small usually 1 bn US$ would be about the maximum in general, you probably won't be working on deals such as P&G acquires Gilette about 60 US$ bn!

Media: Not much activity and small deal size

Telecom: Life would be a hell for analysts, working hours would be till 0300am, telco's often change name all the time, it would be a hell to process and dig up all relevant information, information would be very difficult to obtain which would be making your life a hell...

 
Jul 19, 2015 - 4:32am

For the original poster to think that media has little activity and small deal size clearly shows how limited his knowledge of dealmaking happens to be (hmmmm... VNU, Univision, Tribune, yard sale at Primedia, Clear Channel, Sirius-XM, etc.)

Regarding telcos, the fact that they change names has extremely little bearing on finding info on them (thank you Factiva and public filings) and won't alone warrant 3AM's constantly.

As you're clearly a student who wants banking (yet is obviously naive about what is going on in various sectors and acts as a pundit on the matter), maybe you should focus on just reading threads rather than writing in them.

 
Jul 19, 2015 - 4:34am

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley IBD - Best Groups (Originally Posted: 10/19/2007)

I know this topic HAS to have been discussed before, but the search function on this website isn't working for me, nor has it worked ever since the site changed. So I'm going to have to ask it again.

Other than TMT, what are the top groups at Goldman IBD? Industrials? FIG? If someone (preferably an employee) could list the top, say, 4 groups in the IBD at Goldman, I would really appreciate it.

Also, could someone (again, preferably an employee who is in the know) list the top 4 or so groups at Morgan Stanley? M&A would be 1, but what are 2-4?

Thanks so much, and again I apologize for asking what I am certain has been asked before, but I simply can't search for it on this site because the "search" function is, well, malfunctioning.

Thanks.

 
Jul 19, 2015 - 4:40am

[quote=baloogafish]Top groups at Goldman, in no order: TMT, M&A, FIG, Industrials, Healthcare... Many of their groups are considered "Good". It would be redundant to list each and every one.
MS: M&A, Real Estate, FIG/Industrials are 2nd to Goldman, Healthcare.
Just look at the league tables.

You clearly have no idea what you're talking about if you say GS M&A is one of GS's best groups.

 
Jun 30, 2015 - 7:14pm

Rankings are dumb. Very dumb. You would be beyond lucky to be in almost any group at any of these banks. Yes, FIG will be hot but so will healthcare. And M&A in general is hardly expected to slow down. In other words, there are a huge amount of great groups available that will have excellent upcoming deal flow and recruiting prospects at all three of these banks (as well as other banks, of course).

 
Jul 1, 2015 - 1:48pm
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