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Feb 11, 2012

Pick the place where you feel you're the least likely to hate everyone around you.

Feb 11, 2012

Good advice from speakingsputnik. Unless you feel like you must secure a top megafund offer (in which case GS/MS probably has an edge) do what you are comfortable with. The Raine Group is a media boutique, so you really should have a passion for media; it also represents more of a career "decision" than a traditional IB program.

Feb 11, 2012

u will get paid the most at raine

Feb 11, 2012

Depends on what you want to do.

1) If you want to go into PE (specifically mega-funds), then make your life a lot easier by choosing GS/MS/JPM.

2) If you want to stay in IBD, then go for the group you feel most comfortable with (i.e. great fit).

3) If you're unsure what you want, then pick GS/MS/JPM.

4) Lastly, unless you are absolutely sure that you want to go into the entertainment sector, I would strongly advise against Raine this early in your career.

Feb 11, 2012

Can you expand on the last point Leonidas? Why not start your career in entertainment sector?

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Feb 11, 2012
bluesky2525:

Can you expand on the last point Leonidas? Why not start your career in entertainment sector?

Well, there's nothing wrong with starting out in entertainment, but in this industry, you tend to get pigeon-holed pretty fast (just look at the thread "FIG Sucks"). And should you decide to go the KKR route down the line you would find it nigh impossible without HSW MBA.

What I'm trying to say is that you're very young, so just choose one of the BBs. And after your analyst stint, if you still want to go into entertainment, then you'll be much better positioned for those roles.

Feb 12, 2012

Thanks for the insight.

Feb 12, 2012

Is this for SA or FT? If Allen is any precedent, I would imagine the SA conversion rate at Raine is low - you might be better off at the BBs if you're looking at FT. Besides, you could probably still reach out to the folks at Raine while you're in your FT stint if you're still interested in lateraling at that point.

Feb 12, 2012

Above post, I would chew your fucking ass out more but I am postin on a phone.

Don't post info you don't know. Raine is one of the hardest shops to get into. They are boutique by size but a bb by transaction values.

Last year, all SA got and accepted return offers and all had declined ms gs jpm to work at Raine.
That said, they don't take on many interns, maybe 3 max.

if you don't want to be a career banker, go with a bb for the more established brand name.

Apr 3, 2012
Whiskey5:

Above post, I would chew your fucking ass out more but I am postin on a phone.

Don't post info you don't know. Raine is one of the hardest shops to get into. They are boutique by size but a bb by transaction values.

Last year, all SA got and accepted return offers and all had declined ms gs jpm to work at Raine.
That said, they don't take on many interns, maybe 3 max.

if you don't want to be a career banker, go with a bb for the more established brand name.

That is phenominal. I would only expect shops like Moelis, Lazard, Evercore, Centerview, Qatalyst (if spelled right), Blackstone etc. to be able to deter kids from MS GS JPM...

Can you please shed light as to why they would stick to Raine? Not putting Raine down, just curious to know why, as in what makes Raine so special. I understand they are a merchant/advisory bank (not your typical i-bank or M&A shop), have about $500M under management of comps they have control over, and pay more

is the pay setting it apart much? the industry that they want to stick to? whats making Raine so goddam sexy?! (also comp info would be cool to see at Raine)

Thanks dude

Feb 12, 2012

So going to Raine is a career choice and means that you will most likely be a career banker?

Apr 8, 2012

repost.

Apr 8, 2012

how did op start a discussion just by saying "."?

Apr 8, 2012
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