Rothschild Asia - Anyone know anything about them?

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Could anyone tell me about Rothschild in Asia? Specifically - Singapore and Hong Kong.
Are they as reputable in Asia as they are in Europe? I understand that they are a boutique investment bank. Frankly, I'm not sure how they stand vs. other Asian boutique IBs.

Thanks in advance :)

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Nov 26, 2011

I guess it'll be good to know the deal flow, exit opps, and salary too.

Nov 26, 2011

Not a boutique, strong presence in Asia compared to other players like LZ.

Nov 26, 2011

they are rather reputable. Have you applied and gone for the interview yet?
If i'm not wrong, Rothschild offer 6mths long internship...

Nov 26, 2011
tomahawk:

they are rather reputable. Have you applied and gone for the interview yet?
If i'm not wrong, Rothschild offer 6mths long internship...

+1

Know this guy who did his internship with them for 7 months.

Nov 26, 2011
Abdel:
tomahawk:

they are rather reputable. Have you applied and gone for the interview yet?
If i'm not wrong, Rothschild offer 6mths long internship...

+1

Know this guy who did his internship with them for 7 months.

I wonder how much they pay their interns then =D

Nov 26, 2011

did you apply to them and for what position? I applied for a New Analyst position for HK and singapore but don't think they've started reviewing applications yet

Nov 26, 2011
blitzball:

did you apply to them and for what position? I applied for a New Analyst position for HK and singapore but don't think they've started reviewing applications yet

I was called for an internship interview, so it should be soon. I guess they do it on a rolling basis? Do you know how big their teams are?

Nov 26, 2011

I heard most of their employees are Asian

Nov 26, 2011
Solidarity:

I heard most of their employees are Asian

Lots of Asians in LAZ's Singapore office too. Its their home turf after all.

Nov 26, 2011
gubbier:
Solidarity:

I heard most of their employees are Asian

Lots of Asians in LAZ's Singapore office too. Its their home turf after all.

Righto. I guess making connections is easier in Asia if you're Asian.

Nov 26, 2011
Solidarity:

I heard most of their employees are Asian

I guess on their junior levels, they are. A quick check using Linkedin tells me that it seems to be so.

Nov 26, 2011

I've dealt with them here in the US and they have generally had an oversize ego. Rothschild it seems has lost its luster and is riding off the glory days. That said I think of them in the same vein as BBH, although not as nice to play with.

Nov 26, 2011
futurectdoc:

I've dealt with them here in the US and they have generally had an oversize ego. Rothschild it seems has lost its luster and is riding off the glory days. That said I think of them in the same vein as BBH, although not as nice to play with.

That's hilarious the way you put it. But just wondering, are their hiring and firing as cyclical as the other BBs out there? It seems like many of their employees stay on for years, although compensation is not the highest on the street, it's relatively "safer"?

Nov 27, 2011

1, LAZ Asia HQ is in HK (where the head of Asia sits), not SG...

  1. Elite boutiques (i.e. Rothschild) in Asia are simply not as good as their US/ European operations. Most of the time, they are even worse than 3rd tier BB (BNP, SoGen), in terms of the dealflow.

If you don't agree, I will tell you that in Asia banks without balance sheet financing capibility are sh!t because M&A markets are not that active and developed than the US/ Eurpe.

  1. That been said, Rothschild is still a respectable name in Asia. In the current turbulent markets if you cannot get other decent offers, take the one from Rothschild.

Do a quick Linkedin search. You will find the exit opp for Rothschild (Asia) won't be that good, but I believe you will land BB IBD interviews during good times (if IBD is something you would like to do).

Nov 29, 2011
non-target <span class=keyword_link><a href=//www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is... rel=nofollow>BB</a></span> Banker:

1, LAZ Asia HQ is in HK (where the head of Asia sits), not SG...

  1. Elite boutiques (i.e. Rothschild) in Asia are simply not as good as their US/ European operations. Most of the time, they are even worse than 3rd tier BB (BNP, SoGen), in terms of the dealflow.

If you don't agree, I will tell you that in Asia banks without balance sheet financing capibility are sh!t because M&A markets are not that active and developed than the US/ Eurpe.

  1. That been said, Rothschild is still a respectable name in Asia. In the current turbulent markets if you cannot get other decent offers, take the one from Rothschild.

Do a quick Linkedin search. You will find the exit opp for Rothschild (Asia) won't be that good, but I believe you will land BB IBD interviews during good times (if IBD is something you would like to do).

I know this is out of topic from the original discussion, but what do you mean specifically when you say "M&A markets are not that active and developed than the US/ Eurpe"?

Shouldn't M&A activities be quite high since this is a growth region?

Nov 29, 2011

there are a lot equity offerings going on but as far as M&A deals...there are some but not much.

One reason is you almost never have any LBO deals due to the distaste for leverage in the region. There are some others due to culture and other things as well

Nov 29, 2011

Pretty small in Aus (if you count that as Asia)

Nov 29, 2011

Got a friend in their SEA office... Deal flow is awesome! he's doing lots of deals in very small teams so lots of exposure to senior ppl and the like. not sure abt comp but I presume it should be pretty good..PM if you have spec questions

Nov 29, 2011

I PM'd you. Thanks for your insights.

Nov 29, 2011

I PM'd you. Thanks for your insights.

Nov 29, 2011

IB in Asia, which office are you considering specifically? I hear they have very small outfits.

Nov 29, 2011

Cindy_80, I am considering the HK office. Do you know anything about them? Working environment, culture, deal flow? Anything will help!

Nov 29, 2011
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Nov 29, 2011