How do people think about traditional PE jobs vs PE secondary investing jobs?

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They are different. Traditional PE is more operations focused where secondaries is one step removed from that (I.e no bard seat)

Thanks! Are the exit options very different for these two?

At secondaries you’re borderline a fund of funds and the skill sets / exits reflect that. Most junior people I know in secondaries are looking to jump to the drivers seat

Ye that makes a lot of sense! I personally prefer traditional PE as well.

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