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Apr 30, 2018 - 9:49am

Thank you! This is what I've heard as well - if by low tier you mean UBS/DB/Barclays and mid tier BAML/Citi (perhaps CS in between)?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Feb 11, 2021 - 3:55am

Thanks for the advice, Analyst 1 at Rothschild

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Feb 10, 2021 - 8:55am

Are you really sure that RTH has better exits than Citi and CS…

Feb 10, 2021 - 10:38am

I didn't say better I said similar. Class sizes are very different but I've seen a fair few profiles exiting from strong teams at Roth's info top PE firms and apparently in London it's more about languages and deal experience so what do I know- probably talking out my a**. 

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  • Analyst 3+ in AM - Other
Feb 10, 2021 - 11:23am

A lot of interns spreading misinformation in this thread.

1. RTH competes in MM predominantly (sub PS 1bn deals)

2. Yes, they occasionally do big deals but you'd be working on MM transactions mostly

3. It's a well-known fact around the city that you get a name discount (low bonus) for working there. Which would be justified if you worked on actually big deals, but if you do, it's the exception rather than the rule. So the discount is not really worth the name.

No one in their right mind would pick them over any BB.

  • Analyst 3+ in IB-M&A
Feb 10, 2021 - 12:41pm

Not sure where you get the information about bonus discount, as someone who has worked there I can confirm this is not true. It is slightly above what BBs pay but below what the top payers (PJT etc.) offer.


Yes Rothschild do a lot of MM deals, but at least in London that is due to their strength in the UK where most of the deals are in MM.

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Feb 11, 2021 - 2:56am

Similar as Roths- they don't. They do a lot of MM deals with lower dealflow basically. Most large EMEA deals with EVR are done from the US.

Feb 20, 2021 - 8:32am

Tired of seeing threads tryin to pass RTH as a BB equivalent/contestant/alternative.

Super good bank with great dealflow but pure MM - I know I know, they've done some mega deals but that's rare. Also, chasing anything that pays their minimum fee is ridiculous.

Feb 20, 2021 - 2:57pm

No clue who pushes Rothschild and Lazard on WSO but for EMEA they are a strong mid market player, that's it. Why would you choose that over any BB?

Ate a lot of MS last time already but still everyone in my year would have picked PJT, Centerview and PWP above them as well as any BB. Only different if you join and already know that you want to end up in mid cap PE, for that RS might be great.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Feb 22, 2021 - 6:42pm

I don't know a single perso who would have gone to CW/PWP over Roth/Laz

Also if we're talking pure perception, Roth,Laz simply have a brand equity that is unmatched by any other bank except GS, MS, JPM and maybe BAML. Especially for Europeans. Not saying they're better, but brand equity is very good. For that reason they're perceived better by students than comparable boutiques (probably including EVR, PJT, etc.) - which obviously would change when they have a £120k offer from EVR/PJT on the table. 

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