Moelis LA vs Moelis NY vs Lazard NY

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Anonymous Monkey

Hi,

First-time poster here. Just wanted to get some insight on the above decision I am making.

In regards to Moelis LA, some current information would be helpful. What is the lifestyle/culture like in comparison with the other firms mentioned (I know they all work hard)? How is dealflow at each? What about exit opps? Any information is helpful!

Thanks!

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Apr 19, 2018

Moelis LA is one of the best offices on either coast in terms of exits.

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Apr 19, 2018

Also how big are analyst classes?

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Apr 19, 2018

If you want to live past 25, go with Moelis LA

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Apr 19, 2018

Work life balance is markedly better there or?

Apr 20, 2018

Work life balance in LA is probably worse than in NY

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Apr 19, 2018

Moelis LA probably has slightly better exits than Lazard on a % basis. The class size is 8-9/class, vs I believe 30-40 at Lazard. But I don't think the hours in LA are any better than NY - all 3 of these options are sweatshops.

From what I've heard, Moelis LA does very well in WC PE and also does well on the east coast. They're very supportive of recruiting so might let you work out of NY for a week if you want to recruit there. Don't see any reason to consider Moelis NY unless you're really into restructuring (the NY office does more than LA, from talking to friends in NY).

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Apr 19, 2018

Makes sense, are the deals for Moelis LA/NY both pretty generalist? I know NY has a couple more MD's in industrials, fig in NY, but on the whole...or is it focused on a certain industry in LA?

Apr 19, 2018

I'd imagine LA is focused on Media, gaming, real estate and maybe healthcare/medtech.

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Apr 20, 2018

Look at the MD profiles on the website. Head of tech is also based out of LA.

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May 6, 2018

Does anyone have updated information on the culture of Moelis LA? Curious because a lot of the information spread here is false/outdated.

Mar 16, 2019

Bump on this

Mar 18, 2019
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