I have been very fortunate to be in a position where I have 2 offers. This is for the associate grade position.
One of them is for the FIG M&A and debt advisory department of a Big 4 firm (FIG covers insurance, asset managers, Banks and Fintech) and the other is the debt lending (acquisition financing / structured finance) division of a BB (this is for the Corporate banking arm though). These roles are both in the UK (London)
From what I understand, the Ban lending role will not be seeing much underwritten stuff (due to the IB doing all the underwritting and capital markets stuff) but mainly lending that remains "on balance sheet". I'm also not so sure how modelling intensive this will be.
Which opportunity do you guys think will have better / stronger exit opps? buy-side is ideal exit but not the "be all or end all" for me. Happy to hear any thoughts!