What is NYC / SF's view of middle market banks? Banks like Blair and Baird have great reputations in Chicago, but I wonder if that holds any weight on the coasts?
Baird, James, W&R, or go full Indy? 4 years in and done spending my own $$ bringing in somebody else's clients. Also, finer points on owning book. I see pluses of owned. Is there downside?