Interested in working in PE, but experiences align more with the Ops side (3 YOE in strategic value creation). Is there a significant difference in total comp potential between ops and investments roles? Not sure how to make a case to break into investments with minimal DD experience, so thinking about Ops recruitment (Associate). Would also be grateful to learn about potential strategies non-DD focused consultants have used to ultimately break into investment teams.

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Yes there’s a significant comp difference (especially as you get more senior), but ops you’ll make good $ too. I will say not having CDD is not a huge issue if you’re at EYP, just talk to HHs that like consultants (CPI, Charles Aris, ratio) and have a good rationale for why investing. I don’t know if it made a difference since I was MBB but frankly having CDD experience was never really a big focus or topic when recruiting

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For quality funds that value the operations side of things there is no comp difference

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different roles

different responsibilities

comp is typically higher on investment team but should be lucrative either path

there’s not a ton of overlap and/or transition between the two teams so If you are interested in investment roles apply to investment roles

your chances are better at smaller firms/shops, as with all things ymmv etc etc

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Got it G1, this is very helpful. Thanks for the advice!

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