Best IB teams at Morgan Stanley London?

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Mar 7, 2017

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Mar 7, 2017

Absolutely M&A Execution

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Jul 9, 2017

M&A, Healthcare, Comms is still relevant from 2015.

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Jul 9, 2017

I was checking linkedin profiles from random IB analysts @ MS in LDN, and got even more confused:

there is a guy working in the M&A (Oil & Gas Team)
and there is also a guy in the Oil & Gas Sector Coverage

Now, are those 2 different groups? Does Oil & Gas Sector Coverage do any M&A or..?

Jul 9, 2017

I was always under the impression that MS did have a standalone M&A product group in London, but I could be wrong. I do know people that work within industry teams who do their own M&A who list their groups as [Industry] Coverage/Investment Banking, and others that use [Industry] M&A, despite these being the exact same teams.

Also, it's common to see geography-based groups with "M&A" or "Coverage" tagged on, sometimes mixed within the same bank, so you get UK M&A, but Nordic Coverage too.

Don't know about best groups though.

Jul 9, 2017
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I was always under the impression that MS did have a standalone M&A product group in London, but I could be wrong. I do know people that work within industry teams who do their own M&A who list their groups as [Industry] Coverage/Investment Banking, and others that use [Industry] M&A, despite these being the exact same teams.

Also, it's common to see geography-based groups with "M&A" or "Coverage" tagged on, sometimes mixed within the same bank, so you get UK M&A, but Nordic Coverage too.

Don't know about best groups though.

Thanks for your comment!

Best groups, as I was told on one of the MS events which I participated, during the informal conversation with one associate who recently joined from HLHZ Restrucutring:
(roughly in this order, not 100% sure)

1) FIG, TMT
2) Transportation
3) Utilities
4) Oil & Gas

but pretty much all the groups should be well regarded, i think that she just mentioned o&g and utilities as an example

Jul 9, 2017

I'm not sure you can really go wrong. Anecdotally, MS in Europe is a bit less consistently strong across groups than in the US, but you know, I can't think of many banks that are fantastic in all European sectors.

About FIG, I've seen many people comment on FIG being strong for a lot of European arms. It sure does seem to bring in a lot of fees relative to most groups for each firm, but I'm not sure how this translates into who is getting the biggest slice of the industry pie.

Jul 9, 2017

You need to be more specific. For which department do you have interviews?

Jul 9, 2017

he said in the title..IBD

Jul 9, 2017

within IBD off course

Jul 9, 2017

Is it a 1st round? If so, expect brain teasers from all the Analysts/Associates you'll meet

Jul 9, 2017

Yes, first round at the IBD.

Bach, thanks. Do you know something about the different teams, or some general info about the division?

Within the division, M&A and restructuring are the ones that interest me the most.

Jul 9, 2017

Well, all my interviewers came from the M&A Group, and also my personal connections are in that Group, therefore I have very limited knowledge of the cultural differences among the IBD Groups.
Good luck!

Jul 9, 2017

MS does not hire analysts and associates for purely M&A, it has a pool with juniors. From VP and higher it is 100% M&A.

Jul 9, 2017

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