DCM versus M&A — looking for opinions as someone in first year IB. What are salaries/workload like in DCM? General career trajectory? Is it a lot more like S&T or comparable to actual IB?

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Don’t know salaries but I can tell you DCM is (generally) less exciting and considered to be less difficult.

Lev Fin is up there with M&A though if you’re looking for something more debt oriented

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Wall Street Oasis has plenty of threads on this. Try googling it there.

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What are you looking to get into long term? M&A exit ops are generally better

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