Help - Lazard has the prestige

I know Lazard has the prestige, deal flow etc in the US, but in London it has only done really well recently. Apparently it is better to start off in an position in a BB, as you could always move to boutiques after and it is just generally easier to move to the buy-side/other opportunities after as that's how recruiting seems to work in Europe.

I like both a lot and I know the differences between the two in terms of atmosphere etc. If anyone with any banking/buy-side experience in London could offer advice, I would greatly appreciate it.


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Dec 19, 2014 - 8:46am

Laz been pretty sick here for a while, if anything i would argue that it's not as good as it once was, particularly RXing.

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Dec 19, 2014 - 10:48am

RX/M&A/TMT/FIG are supposed to be top notch. You won't have a problem with PE exits from the London office. However, Lazard is known for being a sweatshop environment as well as everyone being really douchey/elitist...

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Dec 19, 2014 - 10:40am

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