Citi Coverage vs. JPM Mid-Cap (IBD) vs. Moelis

Was hoping to get thoughts on this full-time decision I'm facing-
My thoughts are as follows:

Pros: really like the people, solid name, solid exit opps
Cons: non-group specific offer (don't know what group I'll end up in)

JPM Mid-Cap (IBD Group)
Pros: really like the people, great JPM name, think boutique model would be incredibly interesting (generalist coverage for companies smaller than traditional coverage groups, also do their own M&A)
Cons: New non-traditional group - don't know what recruiting will like if I don't pursue banking

^^^One thought about this group is VC sounds very interesting to me long term, perhaps working with smaller-ish companies could be a positive. (Though if I don't get a solid exit opp from banking, it could end up hurting me).

Pros: Generalist model, restructuring, exit opps
Cons: Moelis name doesn't mean as much outside of finance more long-term

Thanks for weighing in, I'm just trying to make an informed decision I'll be happy with. Have looked to this community a lot in recruiting and would just love to get some insights.

Comments (4)

Sep 30,2015

Go with Moelis. With all things considered, it's the best opportunity available and will grant you the strongest overall exit opportunities.

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Sep 30,2015
Sep 30,2015

Really should be between Moelis and Citi.

Moelis if you are deadset on PE/HF exits after 2 years.
Citi if you're unsure what you want to do afterwards and want to keep your options open.

Sep 30,2015