What Field Are You And in What Broad Region?

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The reason I ask this is because some areas are harder to find jobs in and I found a job in an area that does not have too much.

I currently work in VC in the LA area.

NOBODY has to get specific if they are uncomfortable. If you want to name your city, state, or even country, make it as broad as you want.

Some people struggle to find jobs in certain areas that are limited, so it would be nice to where most people in what industry live/work.

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Jun 5, 2019

1st Year Analyst in IB M&A in New York. Obviously a popular area for finance haha

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Jun 5, 2019

Not many replies yet but you're right so far NY. I suspected that to be the majority of replies tho with exception of a few other areas

Jun 5, 2019

Asia for one

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Jun 5, 2019

Private Equity In New York

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Jun 5, 2019

I definitely suspect that to be the majority of PE and IB replies thanks!

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Jun 5, 2019

Trading in Florida. I am also in kind of a random area

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Jun 5, 2019

I don't know much about finance there but I'll take your word for it. Thanks!

Jun 6, 2019

Corp Dev / Startup / LDN

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Jun 6, 2019
isa2130953:

NOBODY has to get specific if they are uncomfortable. If you want to name your city, state, or even country, make it as broad as you want.

I work with something somewhere.

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Jun 6, 2019

thanks for letting us know you're not unemployed on planet earth ;)

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Jun 6, 2019

When did he say it was on Earth? Could potentially be an Astronaut on the ISS.

Jun 6, 2019

IB M&A Analyst in Washington, DC

Jun 6, 2019

is there a lot of opportunity in that area in finance and for what specifically?

Jun 6, 2019

100%; DC is a fast growing financial center due to a lot of technology and service + aerospace, defense, and government assets that are high quality. Surprisingly a lot of Growth Equity and Buyout shops in the area or are investing in. Not a bad place to be, though if you tell people you work in banking they will give you a blank stare

Jun 6, 2019

Startup in Denver

Jun 6, 2019

I'm in Denver as well.
I'm in PE at the moment.

Greed is Good!

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Jun 7, 2019

How's the PE market out there? I'm in Boston but wife's family is out there so may take a look.

Jun 6, 2019

Commodity trading in MN

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Jun 6, 2019

Wow I didn't know there was much opportunity there. Thanks

Jun 9, 2019
isa2130953:

Wow I didn't know there was much opportunity there. Thanks

Cargill is Minny based, no?

Jun 6, 2019

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Jun 6, 2019

Restructuring Los Angeles

Jun 6, 2019

Commodity trading Kansas

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Jun 6, 2019

REIT finance in Ohio

Jun 6, 2019

FIG M&A in continental Europe

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Jun 6, 2019

is there a lot of opportunity in that area in finance jobs and for what roles specifically?

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Jun 6, 2019

In terms of opportunity, there are multiple ways to look at this:

  • IBD revenues: FIG teams usually have the highest group revenues. Usually driven by DCM and ECM, but M&A plays a role as well. While the capital markets teams usually cover banks and insurance, the M&A vertical usually also covers (at least my experience) fintech, which helps in the deal flow.
  • dealflow: dealflow in continental Europe FI (my experience only here, maybe someone else can chime in as well) is really strong. At the moment there is lots of consolidation going on. The biggest sector here is private equity firms that start closed book consolidator vehicles that buy up (mostly) life and pension books. This drives lots of volume and gives you great exposure to the biggest PE's in the world, even when working 50-500 million deals. Also, smaller banks are bought as buy-and-build platforms (owned by PEs) or by larger banks as they need scale in difficult market circumstances. On top of that there are a lot of divestitures by large banks as they focus more on their core business.
  • Experience & exits: because FIG teams (at least mine) don't only do banks and insurance, but also fintech, we get really broad exposure, and also do the traditional EBITDA deals. This means that in terms of modeling, the skillset is quite broad and in demand at headhunters. Seen some guys leave for GS/JPM/MS in London, as well as a couple of VC and TMT focused PE exits.

If you have any other questions, let me know. Be happy to answer if I can.

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Jun 6, 2019

Equities in Dallas

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Jun 8, 2019

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Jun 8, 2019

It's from Liar's Poker.

Jun 8, 2019

username checks out

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

Jun 6, 2019

Currently Consumer Banking in Midwest, transition into Corp Fin in NYC.

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Jun 6, 2019

Corp Fin in Dallas

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Jun 6, 2019

there r few Dallas comments on here so far. I'll keep that in mind thanks!

Jun 6, 2019

Industrials CFO in the south

twitter: @CorpFin_Guy

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Jun 6, 2019

Real Estate, West Coast

Jun 6, 2019

Private Debt, Charlotte

Jun 7, 2019

I'm curious to know what you do :) Never heard of private debt

Jun 7, 2019

google it

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Jun 6, 2019

PWM in a metro area with less than 8mm but more than 1.5mm people in a state that's in/near the appalachian trail

that's the least ambiguous I've ever gotten on this site, it's kinda scary.

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Jun 6, 2019

well thank u for sharing!! tbh idc if ppl know who i am bc my posts have made it rlly obvious but at first I didn't realize ppl on here wanted to be anonymously. i appreciate it tho!!

Jun 7, 2019

Yeah, I dont really hide too much on here either. There are users who know my name, email, LinkedIn and even one or two who Facebook friended me. However, now I'm in a fairly unique position to where if I said what I did and moved from City X to City Y (that's relatively small) I really might be the only person who fits the bill.

I just try to maintain a shred of anonymity so anything I say never gets back to my employer or even if it SOMEHOW did I could argue that no one would know it's me.

twitter: @CorpFin_Guy

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Jun 6, 2019

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Jun 6, 2019

Tech M&A San Francisco

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Jun 6, 2019

Real Estate in Dallas

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Jun 6, 2019

IB Hong Kong

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Jun 6, 2019
WanderingWanchai:

IB Hong Kong

What's the market like for IBD HK nowadays?

Jun 6, 2019

Hedge Fund Analyst in Connecticut

Jun 7, 2019

Private HY/Distressed in ATL

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

Jun 7, 2019

1st year analyst doing LMM M&A and cap markets for a commercial bank in Charlotte

Jun 7, 2019

PE. BDev Continental Europe.

Jun 7, 2019

Corp Fin in Providence, RI

Jun 7, 2019

DCM MN

Monkey see. Monkey Doo [Doo].

Jun 7, 2019

Recent grad going to a Fintech(ish) group in NYC. Hoping to move to IB ASAP though..

Jun 7, 2019

Big four M&A in continental Europe. Anyone in Sydney? Have a few questions on the opportunities there.

Jun 7, 2019

CRE- East Coast. Anyone know of some good software blogs, specifically related to ML/AI

Jun 7, 2019

PE in Palo Alto

Jun 7, 2019

PE/Family Office/VC Mix of all 3 at a small shop in Toronto. Very uncommon from what I've seen in Canada.

Jun 7, 2019

Enterprise tech in the North East.

Jun 8, 2019

DCM in SEA

Jun 8, 2019

Strategy Consulting in London.

Interested to hear from people in VC/Startup in London

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Jun 12, 2019

PM me can help

Jun 8, 2019

ER in NYC

Jun 8, 2019

IB Chicago

Jun 8, 2019

Software sales - Greater Boston

Jun 8, 2019

Oil & Gas in Houston.

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Jun 8, 2019

B4 TS London, interested to hear from those in London Boutique advisory, VC and Strat (CDD). Feel free to drop PMs.

Jun 8, 2019

Equities Sales in San Francisco

Jun 8, 2019

IB, Sponsor Coverage in the Midwest

Jun 9, 2019

IB in Charlotte!

Jun 9, 2019

Restructuring in Dallas

Jun 9, 2019

O&G Corp Fin Houston

Jun 10, 2019

First year analyst, Commercial banking at a BB in the Southeast. Work with companies with revenue ranging b/w 50mm and 2b.

Jun 10, 2019

M&A. Philadelphia.

Jun 10, 2019

Bread n butter healthcare/industrials Chicago M&A

Jun 12, 2019

Debt fund in London.

Jun 12, 2019

how did you end up in a debt fund? Like what kind of experience do they like candidates to have? Thanks

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