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  1. From 350K job to something more fufilling like PE Firm as marketer or investment professional?

    My fellow monkeys, long time reader, first time poster and sincerely enjoy all the insight provided from all those involved. A bit of info about myself: Still young but looking for something more as I have had a great career as an outside mutual fund ...

    - Mar 9 2015 - 9:24am - 34 comments

  2. Best way to judge PE firms during recruiting

    This might seem like an odd question, but with recruiting in full swing, we are getting a couple of emails per day for various firms. Every email is a sales pitch, praising top quartile returns and great raises. So my question is this: what is the best ...

    - Feb 24 2015 - 11:19am - 16 comments

  3. Choosing post-banking career path & how you made that decision (PE, Distressed, L/S, etc.)

    Fellow monkeys, I'm a banking analyst here in London and I am trying to make up my mind on which route I want to go down post-banking. Unlike many others I haven't really hated my time in banking as I have learned a ton and worked with great ...

    - Feb 24 2015 - 3:00pm - 10 comments

  4. Investment Banking Exit Opportunities School Ranking

    Could someone please rank these schools by their bulge bracket investment banking opportunities (all undergrad)? Duke (Trinity) Columbia Northwestern (Weinberg) NYU Stern Cornell (Industry & Labor Relations) Amherst College Georgetown (McDonough ...

    - Mar 24 2015 - 6:29pm - 11 comments

  5. Any thoughts on what PE looks like a decade from now?

    I spoke with a guy a few days back who'd done pretty well in an MM PE firm, and when I asked him for advice on how to build a career in the industry, his advice was "if I were graduating business school now, I'd probably join a different ...

    - Jan 2 2015 - 4:00am - 15 comments

  6. Buy-side in the South

    Was wondering if anyone can give a breakdown of firms and what its like to work on the buy-side in the South? Specifically for PE and any hedge funds/investment managers that have a strong presence. Topics that would be helpful:-list of firms and ...

    - Feb 20 2015 - 4:56pm - 15 comments

  7. Which PE firm to intern for?

    Career switcher. Ivy undergrad. Attending a top 5 MBA [1st year]. Great profile (and connections) to interview with top PE firms but lack the relevant finance experience to do so right now. Our program offers a Buyout Lab class where you intern with a PE ...

    - Jan 30 2015 - 8:49pm - 16 comments

  8. Chicago- Megafund placement

    Hey guys, Seems like a lot of the Megafunds do not have offices in Chicago. Saw on one old thread there were two people fighting back and forth regarding this so I just wanted to settle it out here and see what the real deal was. Do top groups in Chicago ...

    - Sep 30 2014 - 2:22am - 27 comments

  9. 5 Free Months...What Should I Do?

    I'm currently a junior in undergrad and will be graduating a semester early (Dec. 2015), which gives me 5 free months. No obligations, no work, no nothing. If my goals are to eventually get into an M7 MBA program and hopefully someday make it to the ...

    - Dec 16 2014 - 9:41pm - 25 comments

  10. Cities with the Best Cost of Living / Work Life Balance in Finance

    I've come to the conclusion NYC is not for me. More power to all of you whose dream is working on the street, it's just not for me. Cost of living is too high. Hours are too long. Taxes are too high. Where in the country is the best balance ...

    - Aug 9 2014 - 2:00pm - 121 comments

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