Are you irritated by the lack of dates on this site?
It can be annoying.
But there’s a specific reason for it: relatively little changes over time with many topics, and I don’t like to introduce bias against older articles just because “they’re old.”
That works for tutorials on walking through your resume, or networking effectively, or even answering case study questions…
…but it doesn’t work for everything.
One area where it hasn’t held up as well is the comparison between different types of banks: how boutique banks differ from middle-market and bulge bracket firms.
A lot of the points in previous articles on this topic are still true, but the case for boutiques looks better than it ever has before – in terms of deals, advisory fees, and yes, even bonuses.
Here’s what happened and where we’re at now:
What Just Happened: Financial Crises and Regulators Killed the Bulge Bracket Star