Battling the Bulge: Boutique Banks Gaining Ground


Robert Goldstein attributed merger market gains by boutique investment banks to “more attention with fewer conflicts” for clients, especially since traditional banks may represent multiple bidders going after the same target. However, he added, the Trump administration is pushing for financial deregulation and the repeal of Dodd-Frank, so “with conflict rules being relaxed, there might be some shifting back” to traditional banks.