How to tell if a bank is going downhill?

Prospect in IB - Gen

Aside from the obvious like deal volume and deal count. What if the majority of deals are of undisclosed value? Or is it possible that deal count is not indicative of firm activity, given there might be a large pipeline behind the scenes?

Would appreciate any insights into other metrics to use to evaluate an MM bank's performance.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Dec 1, 2019

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Dec 3, 2019

Senior departures would be a sign

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Dec 3, 2019

Undisclosed deal value is NOT a sign of a bank's performance. A lot of times clients would require deal value to not be disclosed and there isn't anything a bank can do about it.

  • Associate 1 in IB - CB
Dec 3, 2019

At the way things are going, whether it's European or not

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Dec 6, 2019

id say barclays(basically lehman) is the exception, agree?

Dec 3, 2019

When someone from accounts payable starts marking up your monthly corporate card statements.

Think there's some ex-Wells guys on here who can maybe provide more color.

Dec 6, 2019
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