Ok so this topic may have been beaten to death as I have checked other forums on this, but is there any general consensus on which firms fit the definition of an elite boutique (example bank you would consider joining rather than a BB if given the opportunity). The reason I ask is I will be interning at firm which I would rather not name, but is borderline to being considered one. Well I know people hate these posts that deal with prestige and what not, but I think this is a legitimate inquiry into not a ranking, but what boutiques are considered elite.
What I consider the "Elite boutiques":
Lazard, Blackstone, Greenhill, Evercore,Rothschild, Centerview, Gleacher, Moelis, Miller Buckfire, HLHZ
Any substractions? additions?