IBD Singapore


Need a good discussion on the best bulge brackets in Singapore as it pertains to covering the SEA region in terms of reputation, deal flow, analyst experience (all these three somewhat tie together). Please give rationale, not just ranking for the sake of ranking.

My guess is:
1. GS (can't go wrong)
2. MS (heard they are leaders in M&A in Asia)
3. JPM/CS/Citi (been some past discussion that CS dominates the SEA region, JP and Citi have strong commercial banking presence in the region so should also be positioned well)
4. BAML/DB/BarCap/UBS (heard most of their deals, even the SEA focused ones, are executed out of HK so its pretty much a waste of time working there at the analyst level). Also, more towards BarCap, the ibd division is getting staff cuts right so not a good place to be at.
5. Regional banks (some of them actually do really well)

Thoughts? I don't expect much people to know since this is still predominantly a US based driven site but maybe SAs and analysts that actually work in SG could provide some insights or pm me.

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Jun 4, 2014 - 10:46am

i guess this site is US-based bias. i am actually trying to find legit information from this community but kids just decide to throw monkey shit on me.. whatever, they're probably mad cause they're working at some crappy boutique in the US

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Jun 4, 2014 - 1:39pm

Did recruiting for SG (although I chose to go to HK instead despite receiving offer in SG)- after GS/MS/JPM, CS is really strong in the region. If you look at some of the biggest M&A and IPOs in the region, you often see CS doing the work. CS has a relatively large office in SG (compared to other BBs), and seem to have greater responsibilities covering SE Asia (less reliance on HK when it comes to both sourcing and execution).

Jun 4, 2014 - 1:52pm
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