Cantor Fitzgerald- Comp & Culture

3rd+ Year Analyst in Investment Banking - Industry/Coverage

It doesn't seem like there is much discussion on the boards regarding Cantor, and not much good data in the company database.

How is comp and culture at this shop? Specifically curious about at the associate level but would also appreciate perspective of analysts who have spent some time there. Is comp vastly below street or just slight below? Is this because of better work life balance?

Thanks,

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  • 3rd+ Year Analyst in Investment Banking - Industry/Coverage
Sep 9, 2019

Bump!

  • 3rd+ Year Analyst in Investment Banking - Industry/Coverage
Sep 10, 2019

Bump - anyone?

Sep 10, 2019

Also curious

  • 3rd+ Year Analyst in Investment Banking - Industry/Coverage
Sep 11, 2019

Last shot. Literally no one has a view on this firm? Any input appreciated.

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Sep 11, 2019

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Sep 11, 2019

I don't work there so I cannot comment with as much certainty as others (and those who know please correct me if I'm wrong).

Regarding culture, I have heard that they are somewhat of a "bro" culture firm. I've heard its quite fratty and the people there are reminiscent of 2000's finance. I'll never forget reading that article about some Cantor employee who was mad because someone took a shit in her Bernie Sanders coffee mug. Not sure how true that is, but funny nontheless. Plus the investment banking division is run by a literal yarl of Chads, big bad Sage Kelly.

I would imagine comp is street for a MM. Not sure about bonuses. I do know they are strengthening their IB division by poaching people Sage used to work with at Jefferies. I would imagine their healthcare group is their stongest, but not sure how they compare to some of the usual MM healthcare suspects like Jefferies and Cowen.

Overall, I'm sure its a decent place. As I said, I'm no expert on them but nobody commented so I thought I'd chime in. I feel like they have some level of pride there due to the firms rebound after losing the majority of its US presence 18 years ago to the date. Really sad stuff but glad they're making moves.

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Sep 11, 2019
Nightman Cometh:

I don't work there so I cannot comment with as much certainty as others (and those who know please correct me if I'm wrong).

Regarding culture, I have heard that they are somewhat of a "bro" culture firm. I've heard its quite fratty and the people there are reminiscent of 2000's finance. I'll never forget reading that article about some Cantor employee who was mad because someone took a shit in her Bernie Sanders coffee mug. Not sure how true that is, but funny nontheless. Plus the investment banking division is run by a literal yarl of Chads, big bad Sage Kelly.

I would imagine comp is street for a MM. Not sure about bonuses. I do know they are strengthening their IB division by poaching people Sage used to work with at Jefferies. I would imagine their healthcare group is their stongest, but not sure how they compare to some of the usual MM healthcare suspects like Jefferies and Cowen.

Overall, I'm sure its a decent place. As I said, I'm no expert on them but nobody commented so I thought I'd chime in. I feel like they have some level of pride there due to the firms rebound after losing the majority of its US presence 18 years ago to the date. Really sad stuff but glad they're making moves.

Can't comment much on the culture, pay or trajectory overall, but seem much stronger in capital markets than M&A. Don't hear about our HC group running into them in bakeoffs very often.

That being said, I believe they recently poached a MD or two from Cain Bros.

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Sep 11, 2019

Yeah I agree with them being more capital markets focused. I think they do a lot of follow ons and maybe some IPOs. I interviewed with them for a fixed income internship years ago and I think they had a decently sized trading group.

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Sep 11, 2019
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