Bulge Bracket Latin America Investment Banking- Summer Analyst

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What is the overall perception of investment banking Latin America coverage groups at bulge brackets (JPM/BAML/Citi/CS)? Which are the strongest? How are the exit opps into PE/VC or HF?

I am from the region and am thinking of interning at one of these.

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Aug 17, 2016

I would say Citi->JPM->BAML. Interviewed with all 3 for LatAm in the past year or so, gonna assume not much has changed.

Aug 17, 2016

Thanks! Do you know about exit opps there, both to PE/HF and business school?

Aug 17, 2016

Dont really know too much about exit opps. I know a guy who went to a top 20 MBA and another who went on to do project finance based in LatAm. Sorry I cant help much more than that.

Oct 1, 2016

I'm currently in LatAm M&A at one of the BBs. All have a very respectable presence in the region, but based on M&A deal flow in the last couple of years it would be BAML > JPM > Citi > CS.

Exit opps into PE from LatAm groups are good if you develop a strong modeling skill set during your analyst stint. Try to get some solid live M&A experiences and you will be well positioned.

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Oct 3, 2016

Do you need to be bilingual or have a background from the countries that they cover?

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Oct 1, 2016

You do usually have to speak either Spanish or Portuguese to be considered, but it's not necessary to be from Latin America.

Oct 4, 2016

From a local perspective:
JPM has a more solid presence here. Citi is leaving most markets in the region (*they should maintain some coverage but leaving location might reduce a little bit the exposure). CS has a very good presence especially in Brazil. If you're based in the US, I honestly have no idea but would say JPM as well.

Aug 10, 2017

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Aug 10, 2017

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Aug 10, 2017

CS kills it in LatAm. They have a standalone LatAm M&A group that does very well too. Hours are rough.

Aug 10, 2017

What about Citi or BAML?

Aug 10, 2017

don't JPM and Deutsche also do very well?

Aug 10, 2017
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