Exit options specific to capital markets?

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Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:20 am

What kind of exit options are available to a big law associate in capital markets? General corporate and/or M&A associates seem to be preferred for in house opportunities.

What kind of legal opportunities are there? Are there any business positions that capital market associates might have access to?

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby legends159 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:52 am

In house positions at banks and public corporations are open to capital markets associates but I think most of the jobs will be in the NYC/tri-state area. You would definitely be a bit more marketable with some general corporate work as well. I hear that if you can specialize in derivatives work or structured products (equity instruments with a fixed or floating interest rate tied to some index) you can easily get in-house work at large banks.

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:11 pm

Thanks for the help. Any other input?

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby Renzo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:20 am

Not really. Legends petty much nailed it.

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:42 pm

Going to bump this.

Seems almost all exits are at banks. Any other options? Examples welcome.

Unrelated: is there a possible transition to project finance after a few years?

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby Old Gregg » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Going to bump this.

Seems almost all exits are at banks. Any other options? Examples welcome.

Unrelated: is there a possible transition to project finance after a few years?


If you want to exit into project finance, you should start in project finance.

If you want to work at an investment bank as a banker, you should get an MBA instead of a JD.

If you want to exit into inhouse role doing M&A work, you should do M&A.


Not hard.

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby jarofsoup » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:24 pm

some government positions also. SEC, and some of the financial regs..

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby aca0260 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:54 pm

Who said anything about being a banker?

No 0Ls please.

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby Old Gregg » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Who said anything about being a banker?

No 0Ls please.


Try midlevel biglaw associate, poncho.

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby aca0260 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Sure you are.

Tell us more about MBAs and banking.

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Re: Exit options specific to capital markets?

Postby Old Gregg » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Sure you are.

Tell us more about MBAs and banking.


:lol:

More tough words from "anonymous." Seems to be the trend lately around these parts.




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