Best Investment Banks for FIG (Financial Institutions Group)

Prospect in IB - PubFin

I am interested in Financial Institutions Group for Investment Banking. I was wondering if any of y'all had any views on banks in terms of their FIG in terms of deal flows, prestige, exit opps, etc. I know in general FIG kind of pigeon holes you but relative to other banks which ones are supposed to be the best.

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Mar 26, 2020

Goldman, KBW, Piper Sandler, Barclays, Lazard.

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  • Prospect in IB - PubFin
Mar 26, 2020

What about Citi FIG? or CS FIG?

Mar 26, 2020

Any insight on the best FIG teams in UK/Europe?

Mar 26, 2020

In Europe JP is the leader, then top2-3 depends on the year

Mar 26, 2020

I would throw in FT Partners for those interested in a fintech specific coverage role

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Mar 26, 2020

Maybe others can jump in. It's my understanding that FIG isn't a top group for CS. I know Citi is decent but unsure of where they are in the league tables.

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Mar 26, 2020

Yea, didn't a bunch of people from CS go to Barclays? I haven't checked in a few months but I thought Citi FIG was top 3 in league tables last year.

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  • Prospect in IB - PubFin
Mar 26, 2020

What about exit opps from FIG?

Mar 26, 2020

this is just blatantly false. CS FIG is actually one of the biggest groups at the bank and specifically, CS specfin is the top specfin practice on the street

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

Yes, however exits are not the best historically and network is limited compared to the other groups. It could be growing though as I have seen them put on some large deals.

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 27, 2020

CS FIG has been pretty dominant - did 2 mega mergers in the past 6 months (TD & Aon). From what I understand the group is pretty lean as far as BB FIG teams go.

  • Intern in IB - CB
Mar 26, 2020

Citi FIG is top 3. They have recently been poaching top analysts from other BBs.

Source: Citi FIG analyst

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 26, 2020

"Poaching top analysts" LOL what the hell revenue is a "top analyst" gonna generate?

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  • Prospect in IB - PubFin
Mar 26, 2020

What is the culture like for Citi FIG?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Mar 26, 2020

GS, JPM, Barclays have strong teams. MS, BAML, and Citi are good but not necessarily the absolute strongest. UBS is the worst of BB.

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Ind
Mar 26, 2020

Can anyone comment on HL FIG?

  • Prospect in IB - PubFin
Mar 26, 2020

bump

  • Intern in HF - EquityHedge
Mar 26, 2020

JPM is one of the top on the league tables in FIG for M&A.

  • Prospect in IB - PubFin
Mar 27, 2020
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