Private Equity or Hedge Fund? Which one is more interesting and has more opportunities?

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None! Both are boring as hell :) All jokes aside though, PE are a bit more interesting in terms of deals they make. You can learn a lot more on PE funds.


It depends on how much work your group does. PE has a heavy international and SALT component, so if your group does that you'll get great experience, but if they farm it out to specialty groups then your work will be pretty vanilla. Hedge has a lot more going on in the core work.


I agree with EY2. Hedge funds are dying. PE are the new thing


I do both and find PE so much more enjoyable. Hedge makes my brain hurt, not in a good way. PE can be difficult too, but interesting


I do both and I'll echo the others here that I find PE more enjoyable but that doesn't mean it's a better career option. Hedge is more complicated and technical so if you're good at it you have a more valuable skill set.
Same reason why generally tax pays more than audit. It's a more specialized skill set, and I'm sure that many audit people will say that tax makes their head hurt.
If you enjoy tax law and getting really nitty-gritty then hedge might interest you. Working on a PE client is like a ray of sunshine coming out of the mud of hedge.


Thanks guys, need more info though

Hedge Funds are a dying industry

@EY2 wait really?

100% PE. The hedge industry is having a tough time beating the market after all the high fees. Market growth is also plateauing. PE makes more sense to me as a business model because you have more control over your own investments. I recommend PE

Hedge funds are more of a pain to work on, their capital accounts are always a mess

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