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  1. AMA- London IBD to megafund PE

    Hi all, Happy to answer London-specific questions on recruiting. Pretty keen on anonymity so probably won't give much detail about my background, but could answer questions on IBD, recruiters, PE funds and processes in London if that helps. Thanks! ...

    - Nov 15 2014 - 5:00pm - 78 comments

  2. Best path to start a PE fund

    I am wondering what would be the perfect path to start a PE fund at 30-35. It would be great to read what you think about that. Start a career in IB BB or directly in PE? What kind of networking should you focus on before starting a fund? How ...

    - Nov 17 2014 - 3:16pm - 25 comments

  3. PE FoF pros and cons

    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and would like to seek your advice on this. ...

    - Nov 2 2014 - 1:00am - 12 comments

  4. How to make VP in Private Equity

    A few weeks ago, I shut down my ThinkPad for the last time, turned in my security badge, and said farewell to my colleagues – and to PE and private equity interviews. I found myself in a position in which many private equity associates find themselves ...

    - Jul 7 2014 - 10:43am - 77 comments

  5. New MBAs Head to Asia in Big Numbers

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Is the bloom off the Private Equity rose for today's MBA students? An interesting phenomenon is ...

    - May 3 2014 - 8:00am - 34 comments

  6. TAS (Due diligence) to top 25 MBA "enough" for PE?

    I went to a pretty bad school academically (outside of top 100) for undergrad and Macc and I've been in big 4 audit for 2 years, looking to move to TAS soon. If I were to do 2-3 years of big 4 TAS, then did a top 20 MBA (closer to the 20th), would I ...

    - Nov 4 2014 - 12:31pm - 16 comments

  7. AMA: Private Equity Analyst at African Impact Investor

    WSO- I would like to share my knowledge on banking/PE/markets in Africa for those in the market and those willing to be party to the African growth story. Could also help for your PE interviews! Bio: Analyst (3rd year) at MM private equity firm focussed ...

    - Jul 10 2014 - 7:50am - 101 comments

  8. Given that you go to a good school, why not go directly to PE instead of IBD first?

    Let's say you go to an Ivy League or a top 10 MBA program- if you're in that position, why don't more people pursue PE right out of college? My logic is that there are fewer students in top schools than there are PE firms, whether they be ...

    - May 12 2014 - 8:46am - 20 comments

  9. WSO Real Estate happy hour/meetup in NYC

    Does anyone have an interest in doing a Real Estate Happy Hour in New York soon, for WSO users who work in real estate finance/PERE/real estate investment banking? I think it would be a useful way to network. Happy to coordinate with WSO. Let me know your ...

    - Aug 14 2014 - 6:36pm - 27 comments

  10. Trying to get into PE with different angle- thoughts?

    Hi all, my goal is to get into PE (less quant more mgmt)- eventually I would like to get into funds that are more likely to build portfolios in which they bring in their mgmt to build value. (if such a place exists) Here is my background- non target JD- ...

    - Apr 28 2014 - 8:00pm - 21 comments

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