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Jul 9, 2017 - 12:24pm

Morgan Stanley Groups in London, Confused (Originally Posted: 10/23/2012)

Hi, young monkey here who is in talks with MS LDN/FRA

I was wondering if anyone knows which MS IBD groups are considered best in London.

How is it divided anyway?

1)Products: M&A, CapMarkets, Securitized Products...

2)Industries: TMT, Transportation, RE, HC...

3)Countries: Nordics, CEE...

Am I wrong here?

I dont really understand in which group can an analyst in London end up. Are there so many groups, or is M&A integrated in other groups? Or can you do the pure M&A, regardless of the industry/country etc.? I dont understand what deals would be that group getting, confused here :\

Many thanks guys!

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Jul 9, 2017 - 12:25pm

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 - 12:26pm

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 - 12:29pm

Morgan Stanley IBD - London (Originally Posted: 01/21/2010)

Hi, can I ask you whether you know something in particular about this office/division?

I know, kind of vague question. But any informal info is appreciated. I am having an interview for the summer internship position shortly. Thanks.

Jul 9, 2017 - 12:34pm

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.

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