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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Sep 19, 2019 - 9:37am

Not a good place to be. Know a couple peeps who interned there this past summer and all were getting worked hard. A lot of the work they did was administrative like keeping track of buyer communications or making decks to update the team and client on process.

  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Dec 8, 2021 - 4:53pm

Do you have any further information on the Ldn Office?

What are typical hours? What's the culture like? 

Wanted to apply but not really sure if I can handle the hours...

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Sep 19, 2019 - 9:46am

Aside from the horrid culture which has been discussed ad nauseum on this forum, seems like they are definitely a firm that is making splashes recently. They recently advised Assurance on its sale to Prudential for $3.5bn. When it comes to fintech, I'd place them a tier below JP, GS, and MS.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Sep 21, 2019 - 9:24am

Depends on your interests - if you know you want to do fintech, go FT. If you want to start off on a broader platform with better exits to buyout shops, choose Blair

Sep 21, 2019 - 4:33pm

FT focuses more on capital raises than any other type of transaction so buyout shops would be harder to get. GE is a lot more feasible. Also, FT does some non-FinTech deals as well so you won't be solely doing FinTech deals but broader Tech deals here and there as well.

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:13pm

London office started two years ago and is growing rapidly. It has the highest deal flow of any office and the firm's push to do well from the senior team contributes to a negative culture at the analyst level and very long hours.

At the same time, you will learn a lot and get to work on live deals almost all the time.

Given how new they are, the exit opps are not that great tbh due to the drastic difference in how banking and banks are perceived outside of the US.

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