Is it better to work smarter or harder? Depends on who you ask.
JPMorgan would say the former; Goldman Sachs the latter.
Goldman took the lead for the first half of 2013 in terms of the number of deals that crossed their desks, with research firm Mergermarket reporting 61 deals for the venerable wirehouse in the U.S., totaling $126 billion.
Yet in terms of value, JPMorgan ratcheted 53 deals worth $157 billion.