Hey people, need help deciding on offers.
I received offers from Rothschild (Paris, Generalist M&A) and HSBC (London, STG ie M&A). Which would you go for?
Food for thought:
- League table/prestige: Rth ranks better than HSBC this year (Rth in top 10, HSBC in top 20). From what I could read around, Rth has better M&A brand name in Europe, although my former staffer from when I was an intern disagrees and says HSBC London is better than Rth Paris
- International/emerging markets: HSBC is more global, just in terms of sheer size, although league tables again rank Rth higher. But HSBC definitely has this strong emerging markets focus, and I
- Business range: much wider at HSBC obviously, more resources, ie wider opportunities?
- Location: London >>> Paris in my opinion. I definitely don’t want to work in France later on, would really enjoy working in say Hong Kong or LatAm or even the US if I can manage
Overall, I’d much rather work in London, but should I just suck it up and start out in Paris and move to London or elsewhere in a few years (even within the firm)? How do you think the two compare in terms of exit opportunities at BB in London?
PS: for those of you who have questions re interview process, don’t hesitate to PM me