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Jan 10, 2012

How would you rank sweetheart?

Jan 10, 2012

Does it really matter? Those are all great, and the people you're going to be working with / mentorship and support from senior bankers will matter so much more than how WSO ranks them.

But if you really want it:
GS TMT
MS M&A
GS non-TMT
JPM M&A
JPM Lev Fin

Jan 10, 2012

The more I learn about the industry, the more I'd lean towards JPM. They're solid, expanding and not laying off employees. The old ranking needs a refresh.

Jan 11, 2012

Ranking doesn't really matter, above post is correct in the sense that the relationships you make and what you learn is going to matter a lot more. If you have all those options, I would choose the group that you fit in with the best as far as culture and people.

Jan 11, 2012

I've heard through the grapevine that GS newly instituted a policy saying that analysts are not allowed to (get/accept, I forget) offers until late in their second year?

Since most of these rankings are based on placement into HFs and PE firms, you'd have to take that into account.

Anyway, these rankings or sort of meaningless outside of the top 4 or so tier-1 groups. (Historically GS FIG and TMT, MS M&A, maybe BX Restructuring)

Jan 11, 2012
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