SA Macquarie IBD vs. Nomura IBD (both in NYC)

Hey guys,

I recently posted a question asking whether I should take SA Macquarie IBD over HSBC Strategic Transactions Group (both in NYC), and I can safely say that I'd much rather prefer Macquarie over HSBC in the NY office.

However, I'm now faced with the choice between Macquarie and Nomura IBD, again both in NYC. Both are growing firms in NYC, with Nomura having a stronger global presence from what I've read on these forums.

Does anybody have any suggestions on which firm I should do my summer at?

Thanks in advance.

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Feb 15, 2011 - 11:01am

Agreed with the points above, except one thing that makes Macquarie stand out from Nomura is that Nomura doesn't have a set summer internship program (they just started hiring summer interns last summer), whereas Macquarie has been doing it for a little longer. If I end up doing my SA at one of these two firms, I'd want as much experience as possible so that I can be better prepared for BB FT interviews if I choose to go to a BB. Does anyone know anything about the summer experience at Nomura or know anyone who would? Any help would be appreciated.

 
Best Response
Feb 15, 2011 - 12:41pm

analystforhire:
Are you kidding? If you don't know what F500 is you don't deserve offers anywhere.

Hey douchebag, the point of this site is helping people, not being a jackass to newbies who haven't learned all the acronyms we use.

F500 = Fortune 500 Company.

And I would take Nomura. It doesn't matter if their SA program is new or not. They are lean, ambitious, and growing quickly. If anything, you will get a great deal of responsibility during your internships, especially compared to Macquarie. I'm not saying Macquarie sucks, but IMHO Nomura is a much better place to launch a career in IBD.

I almost took an offer at Nomura IBD over a BB offer (JPM, GS, MS). Ended up taking the the BB offer, but it was a tough call and it took me days to decide.

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