Macquarie vs Stifel IBanking Summer Offers

I got two offers for the summer and was hoping to get some insight on which one to take. The first is for Macquarie Capital and the second is with Stifel both in their investment banking group. As far as culture, training program, hours at work, compensation, and opportunities for advancement which offer should I take?

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Feb 14, 2015

Imo, Macquarie, hands down!

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Feb 24, 2015

hands down Macquarie if you have infrastructure which is extremely hard to get. Stifel is lower mm and has an excellent fig group - relatively easy to get. they do very small deals and it is hard to lateral. Macquarie is bulge for infrastructure and gaming - it is quite impossible to get either. very hard to lateral if you are in Stifel because no one hires from a lower mm firm which is headquartered in st louis

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Feb 25, 2015
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hands down Macquarie if you have infrastructure which is extremely hard to get. Stifel is lower mm and has an excellent fig group - relatively easy to get. they do very small deals and it is hard to lateral. Macquarie is bulge for infrastructure and gaming - it is quite impossible to get either. very hard to lateral if you are in Stifel because no one hires from a lower mm firm which is headquartered in st louis

Uh what? You should go take a lap.

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Feb 14, 2015

Imo, Macquarie, hands down!

Feb 14, 2015

Stifel. easier to lateral

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Feb 15, 2015
Feb 15, 2015

Do you guys think Macquarie because it has better name recognition? How valid is the argument that they aren't established or committed to growing the US market?

Feb 15, 2015

I would go Stifel. You have the ability to lateral to a BB for FT and you are in a bank with great growth prospects in the US.

Feb 15, 2015

Stifel is strictly MM, so if you want a chance to work on bigger deals, do Macquarie. If you like a lot of MM equity deals, do Stifel. I really can't speak to which would be better for a lateral.

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Feb 15, 2015

@"ayo123" is on point. Macquarie will allow you to work on project financing and M&A deals whereas Stifel makes money mostly from ECM co-manager mandates. They both will allow you to have a shot at FT BB.

Feb 15, 2015

Are your internship offers for a specific group?

Feb 16, 2015

They both for general groups but once you start you go through a selection process and see where you'd fit. How does the work/life balance compare? I've heard Macquarie works their analysts a lot harder. I don't honestly have a big preference/fully understand the difference but I'd think working on bigger deals are more impressive. Which do more M&A deals? Which would be more impressive from a brand recognition standpoint for FT recruiting?

Feb 16, 2015

I'm going to PM you.

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Feb 16, 2015

I would say Macquarie Capital for sure - if its their LA's gaming group. Where are the offers?

Feb 16, 2015

Both the offers are out of the NYC office. Don't know what groups yet but once you start you figure out which group is the best fit.

Feb 16, 2015

My vote would go towards Macquarie! Strong name globally + high emphasis on growing there US presence. Either way, you're in a great spot. There is no wrong choice. Congratulations.

Feb 17, 2015

slinky thanks for posting I'm in the same exact boat haha.

GrandJury, would you mind also PMing me?

Feb 17, 2015

slinky thanks for posting I'm in the same exact boat haha.

GrandJury, would you mind also PMing me?

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Feb 17, 2015

Stifel should be the choice.

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