KeyBank vs Raymond James

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Rank: Chimp | 5

What is your opinion on the two firms I have offers with both. KeyBank is in NYC and RJ is in Boston. The KeyBank offer is a much more formal internship compared to the RJ one, but all I can find on KeyBank on WSO is from several years ago so I would love a little more insight.

Thanks

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Oct 31, 2017

I'd say Key. Definitely a growing platform with some strong acquisitions recently (e.g. Cain Brothers). Decent rep and reasonable exit ops. this is just what ive gathered from asking a similar question recently, so itd be great to hear other peoples opinions

Oct 31, 2017

RayJ is def a more prominent name than Key at this point , and has more diverse industries. I would imagine RayJ Boston would house their FinTech/Tech practice, which is pretty strong both in IBD and Research. Key NYC is strong in Healthcare, especially after acquiring Cain Brothers (advised on by Freeman & Co, another NYC bank), but there's been alot of turnover recently bc of acquisition. Key NYC also has FSG and Real Estate.

I'd say if you're interested in Healthcare/FSG go Key, if you want to network in NYC during your summer go Key, if you like Tech Banking/Boston or just want the name go RayJ.

Nov 1, 2017

This is sorta helpful / sorta inaccurate. Any turnover at Cain so far would be layoffs of redundant people - important people certainly have lock up periods. Key also has tech and industrials (its 2 strongest groups along with real estate) in NYC so depends what group your offer is for. Ray jay is very strong in tech though if that's your offer.

Oct 31, 2017

RayJ all the way!

Oct 31, 2017

RayJ tech guys have a great culture in their office--PM me

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Oct 31, 2017

@jman328, 100% RJ in this case. Their Boston office is tech, and their MDs bring in consistent deal flow. Do a quick LinkedIn search- their placements are also pretty impressive.

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Nov 5, 2017

bump

Nov 5, 2017

which ever would give you a return offer, cause that's all that matters, right?

Nov 5, 2017

Know a guy at Key. I can tell you what his experience was if you PM me.

Nov 5, 2017

what office? But I would pick RJ hands down, more firm recognition

Nov 5, 2017

RJ probably

Nov 5, 2017
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