Morgan Stanley Lev Fin vs. Project Finance

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Hey guys,

I got an offer (SA) for Morgan Stanley's Global Capital Markets division, as they separate it from traditional investment banking. It's made up of 5 parts--ECM, DCM, Clients Solutions, Lev Fin and Project Finance.

I want to do a great job this summer and try and move into actual IB, ideally M&A, for full time. I've narrowed my top choices within GCM down to Lev Fin and Project Finance, and I'm wondering which would better position me.

Normally, Lev Fin would be the easy choice, but MS Lev Fin doesn't do any modeling. Project Finance is the only group within GCM that does--very intensively.

Let me know what you guys think--thanks a lot!

Comments (6)

Apr 18, 2016

Go with whichever one you have a better chance of getting a return offer from (who likes you more? Where would you fit better?). I don't think either group within GCM will position you better for a FT internal move.

Apr 18, 2016

Really depends. If you're interested in O&G you should do PF. When it comes time for FT recruiting you would have a strong background in the sector and could probably have an easier transition to energy M&A. I've met a few lev fin bankers switched to M&A even at the VP level so that's not really a problem. Either way you should be very aware that as summer analyst its almost guaranteed you won't be building a full blown model model, regardless of the team.

Apr 19, 2016

Thanks guys, I appreciate the input

Apr 19, 2016

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