Recently I've grown curious about the asset raising role within VC, Hedge, and Private Equity funds. From my knowledge, I understand that there are individuals responsible for capital raising and acquiring new business from institutional or high net worth investors during the expansion or inception of a new fund. Although I've met and known a few individuals involved with such a role at higher levels, I never quite understood their path or the type of individual that typically enters such a role.
I feel there are many entry level analyst rotation programs that exist that place people on the path of managing the execution and strategy of an actual fund or equity analyst etc... but have rarely heard about opportunities to embark on such a capital raising path at the onset of ones career. Are the individuals involved with these roles coming from a more banking / analyst background? Or more from a sales/marketing background?
Any information people could shed about such a position and what it would entail would be appreciated. Thank you,