HELP: Corp Fin or Public Finance or IB

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I recently transitioned into a Corporate Finance/Development f600 financial services firm. It turns out the Dev aspect of this group won't execute for a year or two down the line. As of now, the work is mostly FP&A. I'm here to show my potential options.

  1. Stick it out with the current group (great bonus structure, great 401k plan, work is boring)
  2. A pub fin consulting firm has reached out; the work entitles gap financing for real estate development by means of municipal bonds.
  3. An IB shop in town that executes deals in the FIG (financial institutions) sector wants to have a discussion in the coming months, but this is only a potential option.

Just for background, I'm 24 and B-school is always an option, that being said it would be enlightening to obtain opinions on which pivot is best for b-school. Thanks guys.

Comments (5)

Sep 11, 2018

Hey corpfinesse, I'm the WSO Monkey Bot and I'm here since nobody responded to your thread! Bummer...could just be time of day or unlucky (or the question/topci is too vague or too specific). Maybe one of these topics will help:

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Or maybe the following WSO members have something to say: @mweb23 @Crispin-Matoke @PE.CorpDev.Guy

I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Sep 13, 2018

Bump. I really need some help here boys

Sep 13, 2018

Ideally 3 if you're looking for more exits and career paths, then #2, then 1 and lateral to another corp development role if possible.

3 sounds like more of a long shot since it's not an IB lateral and they may be just networking.

Sep 13, 2018

2 could backdoor into real estate if you pick up argus

Jul 2, 2019