Hong Kong versus NYC IBD
Just a quick question. I'll be a SA at a Hong Kong BB bank this summer, but I go to school and family are all in the States.
I'm definitely okay with going to HK to pursue a full-time career. Culture is awesome, cost of living (minus rent) is relatively low (unless you choose to go high end). People speak English, China is up and coming.
On the other hand, I get that there's a sense that if you want to do IBD, NYC is the place to be in order to really advance your career. All the major BB headquarters (even the Swiss ones) are in NY.
Any thoughts on HK vs NYC IBD in terms of prestige, difficulty of getting in, long term career prospects?