Private Equity and the Buy Side

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Anyone else out of a job and having trouble finding a new one? L/S HF job kicked me out because of performance

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Has anyone found value in hiring an outside consultant firm to give support in leadership development/ people side? And if so, has it paid off? I got an interesting proposal for access to modules and … more

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Might be a basic question: are you heavily restricted in your personal investment if you join a PE/HF?

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What’s the best way to get into PE ops , portfolio ops Etc. from M&A consulting

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I had a 1st round interview phone call with Analyst and after not hearing back after 10 days, I contacted the internal recruiter who originally reached out. They said the team is still interviewing an… more

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Any PE/VC firm on the West Coast hiring for this year or next? Also, what’s the best way to discover openings or opportunities in these firms?

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Any MBA consultant recommendations specializing in HSW? Thanks!

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I can’t tell if my profile is just garbage or if I’m doing something totally wrong but ive only gotten like 1 opp every two weeks since July. Had initial calls with Amity Henkel Oxbridge gobuyside Glo… more

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Hedge fund 2nd round interview is a case study I’ll have a week to complete. Any tips on what I should expect / how to prep?

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What’s everyone’s bets on when on cycle kicks off? Any specifics to back up what you’re thinking?

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Currently a B4 mgmt consultant in healthcare (non-finance). Want to get into social impact investing (healthcare, emerging economies). Is the best route to gain skillsets via PE/HF? Know this will be… more

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It’s been 1+ weeks since my final round. I am thinking of dropping a quick note to the interviewer just to jog their mind and reiterate I enjoyed speaking with them (in case they are sitting on the fe… more

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Can restructuring consultants exit to distressed PE funds without going through banking? Based on research it seems majority go through IB before PE. How do people feel about a career in distressed PE… more

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I have a 1 hour LBO model test coming up. I have practiced using online courses/tests but does anybody have experience doing a 1 hour LBO test? What details are usually provided and how complex is it … more

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What’s an operating partner?

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Need to be able to articulate to a recruiter soon why mid-market PE firms appeal to me over large-cap funds. The honest reason is that MFs are generally unrealistic for consultants, but I can’t say th… more

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Is it frowned upon if a HH tries to schedule an interview with <24 hours notice and you’re not able to make it? I couldn’t make an interview earlier this week because of work commitments and have b… more

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currently at a well regarded life sciences boutique from a target undergrad for BB/EB. goal is a LS-focused PE or VC fund. How difficult is it to break into banking after formal recruiting as a consu… more

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Hello Community, trying to think between two offers here. IB Associate at a BB vs. Corp Dev Lead at a pvt. portfolio company of a Large Mega Fund. I like what we do in IB and have no issues with the l… more

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Looking for (salary + bonus) comp estimates for Cyber Security positions (Senior/VP-level?) reporting to CISO at decent sized PE firms in NYC. I only have hedge funds to base my estimates off of: ~300… more

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What are good PE HH firms to reach out to and start connecting with for on cycle recruitment?

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Does anyone know when on cycle is going to happen?

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Are ecm and dcm bankers attractive to pe shops? Asking for a friend 😂

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End goal in PE career? Let’s say you make it to MD at UMM shop. How is comp compared to let’s say F500 C-suite? I’d imagine both to be 10 - 30M, but a cushier rise in F500. Am I wrong? Just trying to … more

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What is reasonable compensation for a prop research analyst at a ~3B AUM hedge fund? 2 YOE.

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Anyone have experience on a credit strategy fund especially a credit hedge fund? Do they recruit non bankers? I saw an interesting opp but I have very little relevant background with debt (consulting … more

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How often do you check in with recruiters that you’ve spoken to and didn’t have open roles when you spoke to them?

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Currently in portfolio ops at a top growth equity firm but want to pursue investing roles at earlier stage funds. Is there a path to associate level? how would you recommend getting in the door?

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Best Financial modeling course ? Considering Wall Street Prep. Anyone used WSP or any other courses ?

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Has anyone heard from Oxbridge recently? I feel like I haven’t gotten anything from them

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aml/kyc analyst salary w 2 yoe?

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Could someone working in the portfolio ops side of a MM/MF tell me a bit about what you look for in a junior candidate and what the work/life, Comp etc looks like? Thanks!

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What do PE shops start VP’s at post MBA? Is the VP role the same as someone who maybe went straight through? For example.. if I’m a consultant with no investing experience and I land a summer VP and… more

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What does the career progression look like for a PE-ops / Port-ops role, what are some resources where I can learn more about this field?

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How should I respond to headhunters reaching out for initial meetings if I don’t feel ready/haven’t started prepping yet? Ghost?

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What is the difference between an operating associate and PE associate at silver lake?

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Maybe too niche, anyone familiar with buyside funds in e-commerce/digital space similar to companies like thrasio? Looking for similar operating funds that aren’t focused solely on fba

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Anyone go from PE -> Corporate? How are you thinking about the career path? DM me!

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What are DS/Analytics roles like in the industry? Not particularly quant research, but I feel like there are larger firms that have these functions. Interested in transitioning or hearing about people… more

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What PE firms are known for having a good culture and / or WLB?

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