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  1. 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 ...

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

  2. Bulge Brackets in Chicago

    One big concern with satellite offices is that they tend to be outsourced labor shops for NYC. This tends to be the case with the bulges. Could you guys provide some insight to these Chicago offices? BB bulge chicago IB ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 21 2017 - 4:41pm -

  3. bulge brackets not hiring?

    on my school's career net there are only... about 3-4 BBs recruiting for FT analysts. And then there are a couple that want a minimum of 1 years worth of IBD experience, which I think is silly to be asking of a bunch of seniors, but whatever. Are BBs ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 2 2010 - 11:50am -

  4. Escaping middle office

          Do you know anyone who has done it? If so, what was their next step? What's the best way to get outta here? I'm 29 and I feel pigeonholed! Middle Office back office bulge Morgan Stanley ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2015 - 8:08am -

  5. As IBD Analyst, Will I be able to pay my sister for med school? HELP!

    Ok so I accepted a SA offer for 2011 at a BB in NYC. Ideally I will start full-time in 2012 for my IBD stint, which is when my sister graduates from college. That leads to the main problem My family is actually quite poor and was unable to afford my siste ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2011 - 12:22pm -

  6. Got a BB offer but can I do Investment Banking? (Experienced Professionals please help)

    PLEASE HELP I will be very honest with you all. I have just received a full-time offer as an analyst with a bulge bracket investment bank. I charmed my way through interviews, memorized the right questions through advice from this site and I was able to s ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2009 - 1:57am -

  7. MD going to bat for me?

          I go to a non-target and got in touch with an MD at a major BB although they sit in the private funds group which is not exactly IB. We talked on the phone about two months ago, and I sent him an email when I dropped my resume today j ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 7:12pm -

  8. Canadians on Wall Street

    Hi all; I am wondering if any of you who are in the industry have come across Canadians in your work. If you have, I would appreciate anything you could tell me about your impressions of the quality of their work or training. Also, unofficially of course, ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2010 - 10:40pm -

  9. average GPAs of bulge bracket IBD classes?

    excluding those who got in through networking or who majored in engineering, what are the average GPAs at the bulge brackets? Do they differ between GS and UBS? I was thinking 3.7 to 3.8 or so depending on school bulge ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2011 - 5:26pm -

  10. Morgan Stanley Weekend Policy?

    Hey WSO, Recently got approached by friends about an IB analyst position opening. I've been contemplating a move to a BB for some time but it would have to be a good fit for me culturally (thinking long-term, not really interested in PE/ HF). Given t ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2015 - 10:01pm -

  11. Raine vs. BB

    Raine has a pretty sweet advisory/investment model and strong name in the media space, but how would you compare the group to other BB offers (particularly within the M&A groups at a Citi / CS / DB)? Thanks! boutique bulge BB or Boutique Raine ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2012 - 7:34pm -

  12. IB SA Deadlines for Non-Targets?

          I am a non-target junior trying to apply for SA 2012 positions. Does anyone know the deadline for the major BB MM and elite boutiques? I know of some, like CS 's deadline is Jan 3rd, JPMC is Jan 15, Lazard is Jan 16, and etc... B ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2011 - 10:42am -

  13. Lateral to BB or stay for MM PE

    I'm 6 mo. into my 1st year at a boutique IB in NYC (known/has presence, but not really a "top" boutique). I just spoke to a headhunter about PE opportunities and he was strongly encouraging lateraling to a BB or else PE opportunities might ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2011 - 3:16pm -

  14. Why a Bulge Bracket Investment Bank?

          There's some solid posts on WSO why boutique/MM. Since I have two boutique IB internships and want to land a BB FT this fall I thought I'd bring it up (potential interview question): Why a BB? as opposed to Boutique / MM? Wh ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 21 2012 - 2:06am -

  15. Fall Internship Timing

          I'm a rising senior interested in banking and I'm starting my IB Fall Internship at a top bank just as most people will be finishing up with their SA internships nearly everywhere else. The bank has recently opened up a new ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2010 - 12:03am -

  16. 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 ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 11 2010 - 3:34pm -

  17. What is a Bulge Bracket Bank (BB)?

    The " bulge bracket " is a slang term to describe the largest and most profitable multi-national investment banks in the world whose banking clients are normally huge institutions, corporations, and governments. The tombstone- an advertisement o ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Jun 16 2012 - 9:37pm -

  18. SA Drug Test

    My BB had me drug tested about a month after I received my offer (late February, early March). Do they drug test us again on the first day of work or during training? sa BB drug test junior nervous networking Bulge Bracket bulge investment banking IBD 201 ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2015 - 10:36pm -

  19. Boutique Bandwagon?

    What does everyone make of this Bloomberg article (and corresponding league table data?)about mergers and acquisition advisory? http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory... Essentially, its states that JPM, MS, and GS gained the most market share ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2009 - 2:39pm -