Investment management/corporate firm choices

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Firm?

Willkie DC
1
7%
Willkie NY
3
21%
Dechert DC
3
21%
Schulte NY
7
50%
 
Total votes: 14

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Investment management/corporate firm choices

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:15 pm

Looking to get IM experience in an SA mostly but would want to try out other corporate assignments.

Choices are Willkie DC & NY, Dechert DC, Schulte NY

Prefer DC but didn't hate being in NY as much as I thought I would. Other than relative city costs is there any QOL of difference? The sales pitch from DC seems to be that there's more flexibile work options/teleworking even if the hours are just as bad, any truth to this?

Schulte definitely has the hedge fund focus, Willkie seems to be focused on private side as well, Dechert DC seems to be focused on registered fund stuff. Any insight into the firms themselves or to registered v. private fund work would be nice.

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Re: Investment management/corporate firm choices

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:10 pm

bump

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Re: Investment management/corporate firm choices

Postby WhiteCollarBlueShirt » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:54 pm

If you're unsure about DC vs. NY, I would start out in DC. I can't speak to Willkie (I know people socially, but not professionally), but I have heard good things about Dechert NY. SRZ DC is litigation and maybe 1 or 2 ex government regulators, so SRZ will box you into NY or London in all likelihood. IM is not guaranteed, nor is it the most interesting practice area, so buyer beware.

On second look, seeing that you're not sure about practice area, I would probably pick Willkie as a gut instinct, but Dechert if you have wanderlust and may want to move to a different office.



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