Currently a FT recruiting hopeful in IBD and I was wondering how much more difficult is full time recruiting now? I remember going to a RBC Capital Markets info session and an associate mentioned that this year was the last year they will be taking FT students and now they will be filling FT positions from summer analyst positions (in my mind I was like "F***" when he said that). With my GPA and experience my goal is aiming for MM or Boutiques for FT recruiting if I am even lucky.
I read on some threads previously about SA recruiting being more difficult than FT recruiting (Esp. for MM/Boutiques) but it seems like most of the banks are strictly filling up their FT with their Summer Analyst class which would make FT recruiting more difficult? Is this true? Are there any specific banks that like to hire FT a lot/strictly or will converting SA to FT be the norm from now on?