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Apr 2, 2020 - 12:42pm

Can happen, clearly easier to move from an EB than a no-name boutique but both can be done successfully. I'll tell you about some people from my personal network (which is not huge in banking). I know two people that worked at a financial services consultancy boutique (not IB specifically, but they were heavily invested in IB work) and ended up at JP Morgan and Goldman respectively.

Apr 2, 2020 - 12:59pm

Yes and no, if you are not at a target/semi-target for London especially as networking matters less here it will be easier to do something in Financial services and then go to a BB/EB, but if you are at a target/semi-target there is no reason you shouldn't do IB directly

Apr 2, 2020 - 2:49pm

harder compared to who? The student speaking 5 European languages whose dad is the CEO/CFO of a large cap Corporate, well yes.

But realistically you've got a shot if you go to a target/semi-target, won't be easy but plenty of people from India/China are getting in. The key thing that matters is fit and understanding the local work culture.

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