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  2. What are some of the underrated banks that don't get talked about?

    WSO obsesses about the BBs and same boutiques like Lazard and Moelis over and over again. For the students that miss out on the top well-known banks, what are some strong MM or boutique shops which pay close to street and have solid exit opps that don ...

    53 comments - 8 silver bananas - Apr 23 2019 - 1:52pm -

  3. Life as a Top Asset Manager

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 3/24/13. So I've seen a few posts lately asking about mutual funds, Asset Management gigs, and alternatives to the sell-side out of college, and hopefully my experience taking th ...

    188 comments - 73 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:06pm -

  4. David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge Bracket

    Mod Note (Andy)- #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 10/11/13 and is great information for those thinking about which types of banks to apply to for FT and SA positions. Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their summer analy ...

    75 comments - 106 silver bananas - Oct 15 2015 - 11:37am -

  5. Elite Boutique: what potential exit opps are available?

    Have offers from some of these boutiques. Which are best for exit opps or are they all comparable? Lazard, Greenhill, Evercore, Blackstone, Moelis boutique greenhill exit options blackstone lazard ...

    110 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2018 - 3:30pm -

  6. BB PWM or Boutique IBD?

    Hey all, I'm trying to finalize my plans for this summer. Just a little background, I'm a first year student (non-target) that is heavily leaning towards banking. I just wanted to ask how much value would a gig at a BB PWM (GS, JPM, MS type) pro ...

    153 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:02pm -

  7. Informal Email = Fail

    ----Original Message----- From: [Me] To: [Boutique President] Subject: summer internship Application Hey [First Name], I've attached my resume and cover letter below. Cheers, [My Name]-----His Reply--------- From: [Boutique President] To: [Me] Subject ...

    198 comments - 6 silver bananas - Apr 5 2012 - 5:02pm -

  8. Which league does Duff and Phelps exactly falls under in 2017?

    The firm has progressed a lot in terms of revenue and geographical expansion. But it still doesn't enjoy an image of a proper wall street investment bank. I know they are focused mostly on valuation but how about M&A and Restructuring. Can anyone ...

    25 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 1 2017 - 2:14pm -

  9. Advantages and disadvantages of private boutiques vs. large bulge brackets?

    Hey guys. I was just wondering what are some of the advantages/disadvantages of mid-sized private boutiques such as Needham vs. the large public bulge brackets? Comparatively, how are the hours, the pay, experience, and exit opps? Thanks! Investment Banki ...

    72 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  10. Investment Banks in Atlanta

    Can someone with access to capital IQ please provide me with list of investment banks in Atlanta. Thanks in advance. boutique capital IQ ...

    74 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:13pm -

  11. No Offers- Summer Analyst 2019 Recruiting

    Hello WSOers- I'm a junior at a semi-target and also an international student. I had a superday back in May with a MM IB (Think HL, Jefferies, Lincoln) and never heard back but the office has made offers so I'm guessing I was dinged. I had anoth ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 13 2018 - 2:00am -

  12. exit opps- shareholder activism group

    Hey all, just wondering where associates/2nd year analysts typically exit to from shareholder activism type IB groups. I know activism defense advisory is offered by some BB and EB banks and was curious if most stay in IB or eventually try to land at an a ...

    20 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 26 2018 - 4:53pm -

  13. The Non-Target Curse

    About a week ago, I was sitting at my desk at my current PE internship when the partners and the CEO were filling in a questionnaire that an investor (bank) had requested. The specific question that caught my attention was one that asked for the caliber o ...

    83 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 4 2012 - 8:45am -

  14. Should I Quit My Job?

    Currently having to make the hardest decision of my career so far and input would be much appreciated! So a little background, I graduated from a semi-target UK university with an Economics degree and a frankly TERRIBLE grade (sub 3.0 GPA equivalent, a 3r ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2013 - 12:28pm -

  15. RBC Capital Markets vs. Jefferies

    I have an offer at both firms (NYC) and trying to make the decision. Both banks have same growth story and are strong in the MM RBC acts more with their balance sheet and can support larger financing Jefferies name is stronger than RBC in the U.S. Both ba ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:01pm -

  16. Non-BB Equity Research Q&A with First Year Analyst

    Hey all, Was reading through Flake's ER Q &A posted around the holidays and thought that his thread was fantastic. My experience / background is a little different than his was, so I wanted to start this thread as an opportunity to help provide a ...

    57 comments - 5 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 4:02am -

  17. Is FBR taken seriously?

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone takes FBR seriously. They were once considered a pretty good boutique I think, as they handled smaller deals (especially during tech boom and other stuff in D.C. area) They were trading at 0.21 cents as of closing price toda ...

    41 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  18. Delete

    Delete boutique ...

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  19. Transfer to UNC from UNC-C for a shot at Charlotte banks?

    Hey guys, First time poster here. I was hoping some of you could provide some insight for my situation. I started college at UNC Charlotte this year with the intention of eventually going to medical school along the road. This is a complete non-target and ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  20. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  21. Working at Toronto Boutique

    So back in February, I got snubbed by a BB ibank for a SA position in Toronto. I ended up cold-emailing boutique firms in Toronto and joined one here. When I met the guy, he told me the summer post would be unpaid with a bonus and that I would "make ...

    79 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2011 - 2:47pm -

  22. TAP Advisors: boutique- more info?

    Anyone know anything about them? Boutique with mostly ex- UBS senior bankers. boutique TAP Advisors Salary Yes Yes 94476 438785 440620 212802 262108 ...

    32 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  23. Centerview vs. Moelis

    Had offers at both. Really disliked the culture at Moelis NY. They are hiring way too many way too fast and several of the current analysts and associates I spoke to are put off by the excessive aggression and hated their lives. Felt the Centerview cultur ...

    34 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  24. Writing Sample

    A boutique investment bank is asking for a 5 page writing sample- on any subject (for analyst position). Does anyone have gone through this experience and maybe on what type of topic they are looking for / interested in reading? Thanks a bunch boutique Re ...

    33 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  25. Boutique IB offer vs. stay non-big 4 TAS

    Background: I'm a 2nd year analyst at a prominent non-big 4 firm doing TAS (valuation / M&A DD) and I just got an offer for a boutique bank (I'd solely be doing middle market M&A) in a second tier city, which I'm currently working i ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 23 2017 - 8:10am -

  26. Boiler Room 2010

    If you would have told me a couple of years ago that a boiler room type operation could exist and prosper in this day and age I would have called you all kinds of offensive shit, but I have since seen it with my own eyes and even spent some time working a ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2010 - 11:52am -

  27. Moelis, Evercore, Parella, Greenhill, Jefferies

    Hey guys, I'm attending CBS this fall, and plan to enter banking (should I be lucky to be given an offer), and wanted to ask you for your advice on boutiques. I worked at a GS portfolio company and so I like the small(ish) feel of a company, and whil ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:05pm -

  28. Bad bonus season at BB- move to elite / MM?

    Hey guys, Sr associate in strong group at CS /Barc/ BAML / Citi (with focus on M&A) and hearing bonus season won't be so hot so debating leaving for elite boutique like EVR/GHL or MM shop like Lincoln/Harris. Question: how often is this move made ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2013 - 3:17pm -

  29. LA and SF boutique investment banks

    Hello guys, So I am currently in the summer recruitment progress and went through 4 superdays already. However, one place already rejected me and I am afraid that other banks might,too (hopefully not.) Therefore, I was wondering if you guys know any bouti ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:50pm -

  30. BIG 4 vs Boutique I-Bank: Summer Internship

    Hi, From reading your post, you seem to be very knowledgeable between public accounting and investment banking. I am kind of caught in the middle of two offers. Can you help me out? I am currently deciding between a summer internship at a boutique investm ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2009 - 9:13am -

  31. Are all 'no name' boutiques unpaid?

    Im guessing there are some paid but that's the exception not the rule. Has anyone ever been paid before working as a SA at a no name boutique? And how many weeks was the SA stint? I care about the experience not the money but just want to know what I ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2012 - 12:12pm -

  32. Moelis & Centerview

    Offers from Moelis LA (2 year program) and Centerview NY (3 year program). Any insight or advice? (And yes I've already used the search function.) boutique Moelis offer centerview ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2010 - 2:11pm -

  33. Morgen, Evan, & Co.

    Does anyone have any information about this firm? It seems that they have done well in Asia, but what about their NY office? On their website they list tombstones, but without deal size boutique Europe ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  34. Do I take my boutique offer or delay graduation & transfer to an Ivy?

    Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a tight spot, and could use some advice. I'm a rising junior at a non-target unranked state school and this past summer I managed to get an internship as a summer analyst at a private equity firm. Fortunately, I knocked ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2017 - 3:03pm -

  35. Summer Intern: Boutique IB (but probably not too much banking work) or UBS WM?

    Hi guys, So I've been given this opportunity to intern with a boutique IB in LA this summer. I'm a sophomore and I'm aiming at junior IBD internship in BB next year. If it were not for the job function I got to know from my interviewer, I&# ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2011 - 2:20pm -

  36. Value of Boutique M&A Experience

    How valuable would experience working at a tiny boutique on M&A deals primarily in the $5-$10M range be? Since the deals are quite small the valuation is pretty straight forward, usually just use some prior transaction multiples to get an idea of what ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2013 - 5:54pm -

  37. Is RBC a Boutique Bank?

    What up y'all I'm from the US and as the title states, I was wondering if RBC is considered a boutique bank? RBC RBC Capital Markets RBC Royal Bank of Canada boutique ...

    10 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 23 2018 - 2:25pm -

  38. No word one week after interview--screwed?

    I went through first round interviews for an associate position at a boutique bank in NYC last Thursday, right before the July 4th weekend, and haven't heard back. Most curiously, my alumni contact at the bank hasn't responded, and he was very c ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2010 - 11:04am -

  39. Salary negotiation at boutique

    I'm expecting an offer from a NYC boutique. It doesn't appear to register much on prestige scale but office is lavish /high rent for what's that worth. My research puts range in 110k to 140 k base. But that info comes mostly from the bigges ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 10:53am -

  40. Should you even be aiming for BB IBD anymore?

    A couple of stories have hit the tapes recently which both make fairly depressing reading for those looking to jump into a new 2/3 year analyst programme at a bulge bracket bank. 1- Bonuses are down. Way down. I can only give UK figures here but the avera ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2012 - 8:26pm -

  41. The Private Equity Draft

    What does the typical Private Equity analyst have in common with a professional basketball player? Other than being ballers; they are both getting drafted younger and younger, far more so on the basis of potential than that of proven skill. Taking a page ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2011 - 12:18pm -

  42. Still Looking for an SA?

    If any monkeys are looking for a last minute summer analyst spot, I stumbled upon a job that was posted today for Madison Williams & Company on LinkedIn. Hope this helps anyone still looking. http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=164714... 2 ...

    26 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 26 2011 - 10:28pm -

  43. Pocket Squares as an Analyst???

    So a friend of mine gave me a bunch of really nice pocket squares. I would like to wear them, but it may be too much. I wanted to get the feeling from those who actually work in IB, particularly if you are at a MM /Boutique. I will however say that the cu ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:20pm -

  44. Boutique Offer- Urgent

    Currently I work in commercial banking but I recently received an offer to join a boutique IB firm (~10 people). The issue is that the offer seemed extremely low. Base 60k. Bonus of at least 5. No sign on. Deal flow varies but not anything to write home a ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2015 - 10:33am -

  45. Exit Opps from TMT Boutique

    I know firms like Raine, LionTree, Allen & Co, Union Square Advisors, Financial Technology Partners, etc don't have a lot of precedence for exit opps, but do they still get looks from recruiters for PE? In general, how are the exit opps coming fr ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:40pm -

  46. Law School lnstead of MBA? (Already have MSF)

    I got an MSF after one year of financial related work, then have been working in boutique IB for 3 years. I want to move on from my firm but I am finding opportunities limited. I think Grad School (either MBA or Law) could give me more opportunities. What ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 17 2013 - 9:02pm -

  47. Lower MM Boutique IBD vs. Big 4 Audit

    There is a lot of talk on here about Boutique IB vs. Big 4 Advisory, but I want to pose a slightly different question. To be clear: by lower MM boutique IBD, I'm referring to firms like Piper Jaffray, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, and other names the major ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2014 - 2:00pm -

  48. DCM at One Man Boutique?

    Just about to graduate from a non-target with a previous internship in DCM. I interviewed for a DCM analyst role at what I thought was a small firm, apparently it is one man small. The founder worked in DCM and syndicate at a bulge bracket for 15 years, t ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2016 - 9:36pm -

  49. From boutique summer internship to BB IBD full time offer?

    I am junior and have been rejected from all BB IBD SA positions, and I believe the best thing to do now is to apply for regional boutiques for the summer. Is it much harder / near impossible to land a BB full time position after a boutique junior year int ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2013 - 3:14pm -

  50. Back office BB vs boutique front

    If my goal is to eventually land a PE / HF / VC gig (after an MBA), which of the 2 is better (in terms of exit ops and transferable skills): 1) Analyst at top BB firm doing operations/ BO work (reconciling, settlement, P&I, 3rd party clearing, etc) 2) ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 9:11am -

  51. Advice needed for SA at BB IBD

    Hi yall, I'm half way through my summer internship at a top US BB bank think (JPM, MS, GS). So far i have hated my experience and have no intention of accepting an offer if i get one. I probably wont be offered a place at this rate anyway. During my ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2011 - 6:12am -

  52. Any chance to get a boutique ib summer intern if I apply now?

    Hello WSO members, I'm a Junior majoring in finance. My current cumulative GPA is 3.0 and major GPA is 3.7. I know all investment banks have ended their recruiting, so I'm thinking about boutique ib intern or pe intern as alternatives. From what ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 18 2017 - 1:40pm -

  53. So you're sayin' there's a chance!

    Stats: Unemployed '09 grad from what I'm assuming is a semi-target (Hamilton/Colby/Bates), 3.4 gpa, econ and natural science majors, SAT M-800 V-760, internships with no-name companies (both same industry), ZERO FINANCE EXPERIENCE. Here's m ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2010 - 3:37pm -

  54. Allen & Co, why do you hide?

    I'm very curious about Allen and co. Allegedly the best media related I Bank out there and the don't even have a website... Any ideas as to why they are so private? Do they recruit through connections alone? Strikes me as very unusual. Does any ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  55. Moelis LA, Lazard NY, or Greenhill NY?

    Hi, I have one offer and two superdays with the above mentioned firms. Could people tell me what they think of these options? I prefer being in NY, but Moelis 's headquarter is in LA and I think it's a great place to be. They expose analysts to ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2010 - 1:53am -

  56. Non-Target trying to get in Boutique Bank

    Hey guy's this is my first post and I'm looking for some advice on how to get into wall street via Boutique Banks. I currently am a transfer student at a non-target school with a very well respected business program (NIU) and major in Finance/Ec ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2011 - 2:38pm -

  57. Boutique Phone Interview Monday: What to look for?

    Hey guys, Long story short I have a phone interview with a boutique in NYC on Monday. They're well aware that I'm only a sophomore and although I possess a fair amount of knowledge about the markets, etc., at the end of the day I'm still a ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2011 - 3:21pm -

  58. Samuel A. Ramirez and Company

    They are recruiting for new public finance analysts. Has anyone heard of this firm and the type of work that they do? Where would you rank this firm compare to other boutiques or bulge bracket firms? Anybody know what they offer in terms of base and bonus ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  59. Boutique Firms- How to find such a firm?

    Reading through the forum I recently came across this: PE isn't the only option, nor is buy-side. Go to a hedge fund or a boutique shop. I know of one boutique shop that has less than 90 people, manages 10.5B in assets, and works with numerous other ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2016 - 10:37pm -

  60. Got an internship

    I scored an internship for 5 weeks at a boutique bank, I feel ballin'. boutique summer analyst Buyout / M&A ballin ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2010 - 3:23pm -

  61. Boutique without a client- Am I screwed?

    Hi, So I've been working as an unpaid intern at a boutique investment banking advisory in west coast for two weeks. I discovered lately that my company does not have a client at the moment- they have been around for several years, completed about a d ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2011 - 1:45am -

  62. top boutiques a better option right now?

    Would you guys take a top boutique offer (gleacher, moelis, evercore) offer over a BB offer (not GS, MS) right now for next year's analyst class? boutique Moelis Evercore gleacher ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2008 - 3:13pm -

  63. League Tables- Standings of different banks?

    Anyone have access to league tables? Would be curious to see standings of different banks in various categories (M&A, restructuring, cross-border, and industry-specific) for 2011. Thanks. boutique Bulge Bracket league tables ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 5:55pm -

  64. OW, Parthenon, LEK, Monitor to Middle Market PE

    Can anyone enlighten me on the difficulty of breaking into PE from one of these firms with about 3 years of work experience? I am targeting regional small/ mm PE firms and trying to gauge how realistic this proposition is and how much of an uphill battle ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2010 - 7:13pm -

  65. 2nd Round Boutique?? Types of Questions?

    Had first round at a boutique IB last week and had a couple technical questions (Valuation, Depreciation change, etc) Got asked back for 2nd round with senior bankers... Was wondering what type of questions I should expect to see? More technical? Fit? bou ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2010 - 9:21pm -

  66. What type of IBank are you interested in/work at? BB? MM? Boutique?

    And Why? Also, if you work at a bank now, are you happy with your bank? Or do you wish you were at a different bank or not in ibanking? I am just wondering because I always hear lame reasons for wanting to work somewhere (ie. prestige). There must be some ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2011 - 10:35pm -

  67. Boutique Trading or BB Ops

    I have an opportunity for a paid ops position at a BB or an unpaid trading position at a small, not very well known broker dealer with around 20 traders. I don't want to do anything other than and want to know which will help me move to a FT trading ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2011 - 4:44pm -

  68. Raymond James Superday

    I understand that there isn't a large Southern presence here, but I was curious if anybody is attending the Raymond James superday this weekend? Otherwise, does anybody have any input or insight into the company for a full-time analyst position? I kn ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2010 - 9:00pm -

  69. Networking from the midwest, gunning for internship this summer, extremely late

    Ok to give you some sense of where I am, I am about 10 hours from NYC and 6 hours from Chicago (and according to greyhound, 13hrs and 8 hours by bus, respectively). So not like I can swing by some random afternoon, getting to either city is going to take ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2013 - 1:19pm -

  70. F500 Corp Fin Program-> Boutique IB

    Any advice would be much appreciated: I graduated from a non target this May with a Finance major (3.62 GPA). My internship experience consists of FP&A in a smaller commercial focused bank and a credit analyst at another small commercial bank. I start ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2012 - 6:02pm -

  71. 2nd Year Analyst at Micro-Boutique Open For Questions and Also Looking for Career Advice

    First part of the title: There are hundreds of small IBs out there focusing on M&A Advisory/Private Placements and I'm just beginning my 2nd year as an Analyst at one of them. We have less than 10 people and I'm the only Analyst, however my ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2012 - 1:36pm -

  72. Looking for advice on boutique offer

    Start in March. Thanks to everyone for the advice. boutique accepting offer ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2012 - 11:41am -

  73. MM IBD Advice- From a guy working in it now

    I've spend a decent amount of time on WSO...mostly during my job searching days. I'm not a power user/reader/poster (I wonder who has the time...but the forum is like reading a morning paper to some folks). Anyway, I feel its time to pay-it-fowa ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 11:37pm -

  74. Gleacher Shacklock- dealflow/culture/any information

    As per title, I would appreciate any information on Gleacher Shacklock. How well are they doing? boutique ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2015 - 7:44pm -

  75. Bourne Partners- Boutique in Charlotte, NC

    Has anyone heard of Bourne Partners in charlotte nc? any inputs would be appreciated boutique Internship ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2010 - 2:15pm -

  76. Bonus When Leaving Firm- Boutiques

    I was hoping to get some insight on standard industry practices in regard to bonuses being paid to junior staff leaving a firm. If someone were to stop working on 12/31/10 (haven given notice a month prior), and assuming calendar year-end bonus payments, ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 5:16pm -

  77. Heard of these high-frequency trading firms?

    Has anyone heard of: Sun Trading Knight Capital Bracebridge Capital EWT Hudson River Trading IMC Chicago? What do you think about these firms in terms of pay, prestige etc? Also what do you guys think about electronic trading as a career choice? I would a ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2011 - 11:08am -

  78. The end of BB?

    Has the day of the BB finally come and gone? For decades places like GS, JPM, Bear Stearns and Lehmans represented the pinnacle of banking. These giants once stood proud, now out of these only 2 are left. The street is strewn with Drexel Burnham Lamberts ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 8 2010 - 1:56am -

  79. SSA & Company- Upcoming Interview

    I've got an interview with the aforementioned consulting firm this week and I was curious to know if anyone had any information on interviewing, culture, salary, etc. about this firm. The interview was highly unexpected after a casual conversation wi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  80. NA0-a

    NA boutique ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2015 - 11:34pm -

  81. AM Director: some less standard path

    I am Director at a 3bn USD AM boutique shop covering a niche growing sector, located in Europe. I am having a strong quant background (phd). I spent 4 years doing applied research in academia (stochastic modeling with applications to finance) and then joi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2014 - 5:37pm -

  82. Cover Letter: Specific or Standard?

    Many people agree that boutique firms often care more about cover letters more than BBs. However, I've got a shitload of internships to apply to (over 100 when you factor in BB PWM and PE firms) and making adjustments to each to reflect what I like a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2012 - 5:39pm -

  83. Desjardins Toronto

    Toronto monkeys: I'm a junior looking for IB summer internship. I was just wondering if you guys can share some insights on Desjardins Capital Market. I know they're a big credit union and huge in Quebec. But what about their Investment Banking? ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:03pm -

  84. Boutique IBD

    If you were to spend a summer at a boutique firm without a training program, how would you learn how to do financial modeling and a proper valuation? Are you just thrown into the fire and learning on the job? Or are you taught by your coworkers? Just curi ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2011 - 8:47pm -

  85. Picking a boutique over MBB

    Hello! It seems everybody aspires to get into MBB but I'm wondering if anyone here turned down MBB for a boutique (pre-MBA if that makes a difference)? If so, can you share your reasons for doing so and what you perceive the pros & cons of this t ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2011 - 11:13pm -

  86. Is the potential Staples buyout of Office Depot bad for Peter J. Solomon?

    Hypothetically, if this deal does get completed, is that ultimately bad for PJS? It seems to me that while they may get a nice boost in the league tables, they will be losing one of their biggest, if not biggest, clients. Or does working solo on a deal li ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2015 - 11:47pm -

  87. IB boutique: China Vs US

    Fellow primates, am I analyzing this decision correctly? Did I miss anything? Many thanks, I hope to hear from primates with Chinese finance experience. I've done my WSO searches, so I am keeping my question to a bare minimum. I have boutique interns ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2011 - 4:18am -

  88. Small Boutique Experiences

    Hello all, I've done a few internships at a small boutique bank (15-20 people) focused on M&A and was curious as to other people's internship experiences at similarly-sized shops. I've heard varying experiences ranging from people getti ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2011 - 6:37pm -

  89. Cold emails across the river: UK to NY Boutiques

    Hey Guys, I had a thought today and I'd like the advice of the WSO community. I've been a long time reader and have noticed that networking/cold emailing/cold calling is heavily emphasised in the pursuit of breaking into the industry. I've ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2012 - 4:30pm -

  90. Interviewed back on December 2, still no word, my move?

    I interviewed for a boutique ER intern position back in the first week of December and still haven't heard anything back. I emailed the recruiter and no response. I'm assuming that I've been dinged and they are waiting to tell me til after ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2009 - 1:15pm -

  91. Financial Modelling Certification

    Hello folks, I'm interning at a boutique in Europe and about to graduate from a M.Sc. in Finance, I thought it could be of interest to find some sort of certification for my Excel skills. What do you guys think? Anyone has experience in that domain? ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2014 - 10:21am -

  92. Which banks are still recruiting?

    Got into the recruiting game late b/c of family issues. Anyone have any idea who's still recruiting for FT analyst spots? I know I'll probably have to reach out to boutiques. Thanks. boutique Recruiting boutique bank ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2009 - 5:36am -

  93. BB/Boutique FT Hiring

    Hey guys, I'm going to be a senior from a target school and am interning at a MM PE firm this summer. From people I've spoken to at ~ BB and from reading in the paper, it looks like the big banks are cutting back hiring big time. Plus most spots ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2012 - 12:20pm -

  94. Unpaid intern at small boutique, possible to turn into some form of stipend?

    Had an interview for a small boutique bank and suffice it to say, it went well. I got the interview through a resume blast. I don't have a problem working unpaid as they're going to be giving me a ton of modeling experience. Is there any way I&# ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 19 2012 - 1:10pm -

  95. Didnt receive dream internship

    Hello, I did not get a bulge bracket S&T internship my junior summer (right now), but I did get a less formal S&T internship with a boutique back home that does not offer full-time positions to interns. I was wondering if I still have a chance at ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2014 - 1:57pm -

  96. Classic WSO Question (sorry)

    Hi guys, I have unfortunately found myself in the position of your typical WSO poster and am hoping for words of wisdom to quell my neurotic tendencies. I networked (non-target) with BSD MD at a MM / BB / EB. We talked about FX, FICC and IBD. He seemed to ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2012 - 7:11pm -

  97. 2 Summer Internships

    I recently received an offer from a big 4 accounting firm (paid) for a summer internship which ends August 7th. I also have the opportunity to work at a regional boutique investment bank (unpaid) during the summer and was wondering your thoughts on doing ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2009 - 10:15pm -

  98. Any idea on what I could be getting myself into?

    There's a chance that I could join a boutique bank this summer. It's a small firm and I'd be working directly under senior bankers. From what I can tell, the firm does not have any analysts as the senior bankers (about 5 in total) do all th ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2009 - 5:16am -

  99. Structuring my pay at a boutique- Should I take deal equity risk?

    Would I prefer a higher base salary and lower bonus, or a low base salary and higher "deal equity"? I'm currently interviewing for associate positions. I had a good interview with the founder of a boutique bank. He asked me to think about t ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2011 - 1:54pm -

  100. Cold Calling List Hong Kong and Singapore

    has anyone a list of smaller boutiques/funds/brokers/asset managers etc... in hong kong / singapore? i remember a thread were people had such a list for the us, which was posted in wso, so would be great if someone had a similiar thing for asia... might b ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 16 2011 - 8:05am -

  101. The DAK Group- Any experience with the group?

    Anyone have any experience w/ the DAK group? They're a regional IB located in NJ. Anyone work for or interview with them? What were your experiences like? IB boutique investment bank middle market ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 6:59am -

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