Citi vs Barclays vs Baml

Intern in IB - Gen

Can anyone provide insight on a ranking of the three based on PE/buyside placement? Any information helps, especially on individual group comparisons within the firms such as who has the strongest power, industrials, fig etc.

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  • Intern in 
Mar 24, 2020
  1. BAML
  2. Citi
  3. Barclays
  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 24, 2020

can you provide reasoning, context etc? I get that this is the league table ranking but interested in PE opps.

  • Intern in 
Mar 24, 2020

It corresponds roughly to PE exits too but is of course highly group dependent

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 24, 2020

Best Groups:

Citi - M&A, FIG, C&R
BAML - LevFin, REGAL, FSG
Barclays, Natural Resources, P&U, FSG

GS/MS/JPM are on a tier of their own, but these three banks are in the second tier and pretty even. Although, each one has its strengths.

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  • Intern in 
Mar 24, 2020

This is a good list of the top groups. Would put Barclays a league below the other two especially outside of Natural Resources

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  • Intern in 
Mar 24, 2020

"Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Barclays" gave me MS lmao

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 24, 2020

Industrials at Citi is pretty great I heard

Mar 24, 2020

This list is not very accurate in EMEA, but would say that it holds for the US (except having barclays in the same tier)

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 25, 2020

Not accurate in the US either (as someone else in BB IBD), but they are the same tier over here as well. Hope france is not too affected by all that's going on!

Mar 25, 2020

You forgot Industrials at Citi

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Mar 25, 2020

This comment is completely off.

Citi barely does any meaningful work in Consumer Retail and their Industrials platform is much better than their CR platform.

At Barclays, Healthcare and Consumer Retail perform way better than FSG

You have no clue what you're talking about

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  • Analyst 1 in CorpFin
Mar 25, 2020

Absolutely agree with this. Citi C&R is pretty weak. Also it is separated into Consumer Products and Retail because there was drama at the senior level so you are pigeonholed into either Consumer or Retail. Also it does not do any substantial work at all, especially the Consumer side. Haven't come across them in any major deals and heard the seniors were absolute jokes.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 25, 2020

For Barclays, are HC and Consumer better for PE exits as well?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 26, 2020

This is more so regarding PE exits, Barclays FSG exits better imo.

Mar 25, 2020

Where would Credit Suisse fall on this?

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  • Intern in Other
Mar 26, 2020

lol i work at Citi and FIG and C&R are not top groups - industrials is up there with M&A though

Mar 24, 2020
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