GS Financing vs. DB IBD

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Should I take a financing group at GS (someone can correct me on this, but I'm pretty sure I would have to stay in financing for 2 years before I can move laterally) or IBD at DB (could probably get into one of its top 3 groups). Any inputs on experience/exit opps/prestige?? Thanks so much!

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Feb 20, 2015
Feb 20, 2015
CPAExtraordinaire:

is that even your real picture Oreos?

Yes. That is really me.

Feb 20, 2015

These are two completely different roles, yea? why would it be a decision at all.. IBD won't be like financing whether it's at GS or DB

Feb 20, 2015

financing at GS is under IBD or?

Feb 20, 2015

Can confirm it is under IBD. Though classic IB coverage groups tend to be a lot larger than the financing groups.

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Feb 20, 2015

did the GS name make you jizz your pants?

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Feb 20, 2015

It's a decision because these are 2 offers I have...? Both for summer analyst roles. Any opinions are appreciated

Feb 20, 2015

And just as a fyi, "financing" at GS is just capital markets/product group, it sits within IBD

Feb 20, 2015

Depends on what you want to do. If you're into capital markets, then go GS all the way. One of the (if not the) top ECM groups on the street. Solid in all other verticals. But if you want to exit to traditional buyside roles then you need to go DB. Probably the only group in GS Financing that places into well respected funds is LevFin but DB LevFin or any of their strong coverage groups (essp. Sponors/Industrials) will outplace them.

Feb 20, 2015

Sorry for hijacking the thread but when did you get the DB offer? How long did it take after your superday?

Feb 20, 2015

DB calls day of superday

Feb 20, 2015
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