Boutique banks need scale and agility, says Evercore

Evercore's vice-chairman Eduardo Mestre explains how the independent investment bank operates and what is helping it win deals and grow even in a difficult market environment.

Evercore Partners is a New York-based independent investment bank that was founded by Roger Altman in 1996. Altman is a former Lehman and Blackstone banker, who also did two stints in the US Treasury.

We speak to Eduardo Mestre, vice-chairman and head of US banking at the firm, about how to compete and grow as an independent. Mestre spent most of his career in investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney and Citi before joining...

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