Deciding Between offers: Goldman Market Risk or Greenhill IBD

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Deciding between offers for SA at Greenhill in IBD and Goldman in Market Risk Management and Analysis. I'm probably interested in doing IBD FT, but not completely sure. I'm pretty sure the right decision is to just go for Greenhill, but want to hear a second opinion before going ahead with it.

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Feb 27, 2012

green hill

Feb 27, 2012

green hill ibd

Feb 27, 2012

Really? Greenhill

'We're bigger than U.S. Steel"

Feb 27, 2012

Given market conditions and your preference for FT IBD, I think a reasonable argument could be made for Greenhill over several GS IBD groups, let alone Market Risk.

Take Greenhill here and don't even hesitate. Congrats on the offers.

Feb 27, 2012

Agreed, go for Greenhill.

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Feb 27, 2012

I'd take Greenhill straight up over GS IBD just based on the people. Really cool dudes over there and still an excellent name and deal flow. Congrats.

Feb 27, 2012
DJ <span class=keyword_link><a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is... rel=nofollow>LIBOR</a></span>:

I'd take Greenhill straight up over GS IBD just based on the people. Really cool dudes over there and still an excellent name and deal flow. Congrats.

Really? What if I gave you an offer from GS IBD and GHL right now? You would be lying if you said you'd still take GHL

Feb 27, 2012
HarvardOrBust:
DJ <span class=keyword_link><a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is... rel=nofollow>LIBOR</a></span>:

I'd take Greenhill straight up over GS IBD just based on the people. Really cool dudes over there and still an excellent name and deal flow. Congrats.

Really? What if I gave you an offer from GS IBD and GHL right now? You would be lying if you said you'd still take GHL

It'd be a difficult decision, but it's not unfathomable to take an elite boutique over GS. For one thing, you're guaranteed to never work on a capital raise at GHL and you'll also get exposure to restructuring, if that interests you. Not to mention the fact that GHL is a much lower risk business (not as relevant for analysts, but definitely something associates ought to think about). This is all ignoring the fact that you might like the people at one firm more than the other, which is definitely a legitimate reason.

Feb 27, 2012
HarvardOrBust:
DJ <span class=keyword_link><a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is... rel=nofollow>LIBOR</a></span>:

I'd take Greenhill straight up over GS IBD just based on the people. Really cool dudes over there and still an excellent name and deal flow. Congrats.

Really? What if I gave you an offer from GS IBD and GHL right now? You would be lying if you said you'd still take GHL

You fundamentally misunderstand banking. For those of us that understand that IPOs and Private Placements fucking suck, a pure M&A shop like Greenhill is a pretty awesome fucking option.

Feb 28, 2012
HarvardOrBust:
DJ <span class=keyword_link><a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is... rel=nofollow>LIBOR</a></span>:

I'd take Greenhill straight up over GS IBD just based on the people. Really cool dudes over there and still an excellent name and deal flow. Congrats.

Really? What if I gave you an offer from GS IBD and GHL right now? You would be lying if you said you'd still take GHL

Your username reflects your logic on this thread.

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - DT

Feb 27, 2012

GHL

Feb 27, 2012

Never understood people who had trouble deciding between MO/BO at a BB and FO at a non-BB...

GHL all the way here.

Feb 27, 2012
design:

Never understood people who had trouble deciding between MO/BO at a BB and FO at a non-BB...

GHL all the way here.

FO all the way. I know you just want some second opinions but it really shouldn't be that hard to decide. Greenhill.

Feb 27, 2012

Goldman.

Just kidding; Greenhill of course.

Feb 27, 2012

This is a serious post?

Greenhill jesus....

Feb 27, 2012

Greenhill 100%. Not even close - this coming from someone at z BB in MO looking to move to IBD.

Feb 27, 2012

front office IB at a reputable firm > bo/mo at any firm... even goldman sachs

Feb 27, 2012

congrats

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Feb 28, 2012

There was a similar discussion about choosing between JPMorgan Corporate banking and Houlihan lokey M&A a couple of weeks ago. Greenhill and M&A all the way!!!

Feb 28, 2012
skovicborne:

There was a similar discussion about choosing between JPMorgan Corporate banking and Houlihan lokey M&A a couple of weeks ago. Greenhill and M&A all the way!!!

That's not even similar...

Anyway, by that logic you guys should all be jumping at the opportunity to join GHL Except you're not, so what's wrong with the picture here...

Feb 28, 2012
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Feb 28, 2012