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The Elite Boutique Investment Banks: The Rising Upstarts That Disrupted the Old Guard?

If you received a job offer at Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley, would you be crazy to turn it down? For many years, the answer would have been “yes” – especially if you turned it down to work at a smaller bank. But in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, that began to change. […]
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Bulge Bracket Banks: The Dream of Aspiring Bankers Everywhere?

Ah, yes, the bulge bracket banks: another topic where everyone on the internet has copied and pasted the same information into copycat articles. This article will start with a quick summary of all that, but then we’ll move into the more interesting questions: Are the bulge bracket banks still worth it? Should you focus on […]
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Boutique Investment Banks vs. Middle-Market vs. Bulge-Bracket Banks: Got Rankings?

If there’s one thing I love, it’s ranking everything imaginable. From schools restaurants to investment banks, what’s the point of life unless you’re ranking everything and constantly comparing yourself to others? Just kidding – it’s a massive waste of time. Despite that, it is helpful to know about the different types of banks, especially since […]
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Buy-Side vs Sell-Side: The Worst Way to Categorize Finance Firms?

“Buy-side vs sell-side? That’s not even a question! This investment banking job sucks, I’m leaving for the buy-side ASAP.” “Yeah, I heard everyone at hedge funds makes at least $1 million and gets a castle as their signing bonus.” “So when’s your interview?” Ah, yes: that classic debate about the buy-side vs sell-side. Although the […]
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