IBD (JefferiesNY/Nomura) vs. AM (TRowe/Brandes/JPM) full-time
I've read a lot of topics here and I know some of you guys are way more knowledgeable than I am when it comes to IBD vs AM and specific firms.
I've got a specific question I hope you guys could help me out with. What are your thoughts on compensation/exit opps/the street's view/etc. on these guys? I'm thinking of going HF or PE or maybe going an entrepreneurial route but would prefer taking one of these jobs first.
Jefferies (Seems to get bashed alot...whats the deal w/ these guys?)
Nomura (What is Wall St.'s sentiment towards these guys right now? How are they performing, etc.?)
T Rowe Price (Prestigious? Kind of in B-more...not the most idealistic place to be)
Brandes Investment Partners (Out in SD but I hear they have a poor pay structure...and 4 yrs is a long time)
JP Morgan (Don't know if still hiring but trying to network in)
Also what are your thoughts on AM vs Equity Research...and AM-->HF vs ER-->HF
Thanks in advance!