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Is LSE respected on Wall St? Assuming I don't get into Wharton, if I want IB, I'd go to to LSE.

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Is this the right decision? Are the LSE BSc Econ w/ Econ Hist or BSc Finance courses still targets for BBs on the street (even if they are both in England)? Thanks.
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Replies to: Is LSE respected on Wall St? Assuming I don't get into Wharton, if I want IB, I'd go to to LSE.

  • PublisherPublisher 10449 replies131 threads Senior Member
    Also interested in any responses to this thread.

    OP: Are the LSE degree programs all 3 years in length ?
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 3975 replies71 threads Senior Member
    Interested in responses too.

    There may be some impact to this strategy due to Brexit...will there be as many IB opportunities in London going forward?

    Also if OP is an American citizen, I am not sure how realistic it would be to stay in the UK after graduation to work...and again, could there be changes to that in the near term due to Brexit?
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  • PublisherPublisher 10449 replies131 threads Senior Member
    LSE places at Barclays, Deutsche Bank & Credit Suisse and, to a lesser extent at B of A, JP Morgan, Citigroup, & Morgan Stanley.

    Doesn't place much at Goldman Sachs or at Wells Fargo.
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 7502 replies79 threads Senior Member
    edited February 14
    OP, 2 weeks ago you were looking at CS. You are all over the map, and the UK doesn't work that way. ALL of your classes are in your subject (major). You would have no course choices for the 1st 2 years (for finance- 1 choice in 2nd year for econ+econhx).

    LSE is super competitive in admissions. It's great that you would be willing to 'take' LSE, but they have to take you first. fyi, IF you were to get an offer for Finance., it would probably be conditional on your Calc BC score.
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  • lgma12lgma12 4 replies0 threads New Member
    Publisher wrote: »

    Doesn't place much at Goldman Sachs or at Wells Fargo.

    https://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/218782/the-top-universities-for-the-analyst-class-for-2015-at-goldman-sachs-j-p-morgan-and-morgan-stanley

    Slightly older data. LSE places well at firms like GS, JPM.

    Atleast anecdotally, I have seen many LSE grads in trader's positions (especially currency trading) when i was working in that industry. These days those type of jobs are in jeopardy and are replaced by quants

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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan 13068 replies29 threads Senior Member
    LSE places well in the City, and you don't have to study finance to get a job in the City. But get an offer first and then come back.
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  • SUNYMANSUNYMAN 84 replies41 threads Junior Member
    Just wondering, which "city" is this (London or NYC)?
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  • PublisherPublisher 10449 replies131 threads Senior Member
    edited February 15
    Although the thread was about Wall Street/New York City, the charts in post #5 are about London.

    The 2016 study that I used shows no hiring by GS or Wells Fargo for LBS in NYC.
    edited February 15
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  • Conformist1688Conformist1688 1184 replies26 threads Senior Member
    "The City" generally means the City of London.
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  • Conformist1688Conformist1688 1184 replies26 threads Senior Member
    And is really shorthand for top financial firms in the City.
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  • PublisherPublisher 10449 replies131 threads Senior Member
    As in "Sex and The City" ?

    OP's post which started this thread is unclear as it referes to "the street" & then states "(even if they both are in England)".
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  • skieuropeskieurope 40797 replies7594 threads Super Moderator
    edited February 16
    MODERATOR'S NOTE:
    Publisher wrote: »

    OP's post which started this thread is unclear as it referes to "the street" & then states "(even if they both are in England)".

    It's not unclear at all; Wall Street means NYC; BB means Bulge Bracket, which like T20, is a nebulous list, but is dominated by US banks, so let's move on.
    edited February 16
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  • SUNYMANSUNYMAN 84 replies41 threads Junior Member
    I'm also interested, is LSEPS recognized and recruited by NYC I-banks? If I study at LSE, I'd like to do Econ or Finance. I'm an American citizen, so will it help?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 40797 replies7594 threads Super Moderator
    MODERATOR'S NOTE:
    SUNYMAN wrote: »
    I'm also interested

    To be clear to all users, @SUNYMAN and the OP are the same person. So saying you are "also" interested is disingenuous.
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  • Conformist1688Conformist1688 1184 replies26 threads Senior Member
    Well, as you seem to be (a) not very sure what you want to studay and (b) have said you don't want to do anything too hard, I don't think LSE is quite the right place for you.
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  • LutherVanLutherVan 182 replies0 threads Junior Member
    LSE is well respected globally, so Wall Street will, no doubt, respect it too.

    Everyone worthy of his/her reputation in the fields of economics and financial markets would know LSE is a leading centre to study Economics.
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