+3,004 8 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE? 113 2h
+895 My Private Equity Recruiting Process 134 1y
+786 Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity 117 4mo
+772 Is it just me or are PE Associates garbage these days? 139 3mo
+731 High finance not worth it for women 235 1mo
+730 Why The Grass Isn't Greener: The Private Equity Associate Crisis (PEAC) 53 7mo
+713 From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity 104 3w
+708 Working in PE is hell on earth 143 1y
+686 Random Things I Wished I Knew About PE 75 1y
+669 MF PE is Paradise...LOL 148 1y
+661 Thoughts From a MF PE Associate 97 2mo
+658 Then and Now: @APAE 148 3y
+611 Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions 255 2y
+607 How do I get my kids into top 5 schools? 242 1y
+598 Q&A: Retired After a Career in Private Equity 146 2y
+573 Do your associates just not care? 127 3mo
+550 Is Apollo that bad? 262 8mo
+548 Why I Left PE & Switched to the Public Markets 78 3y
+502 THEN and NOW: @CompBanker 79 2y
+482 Q&A - Infrastructure PE & IBD 213 1y
+479 Why is everyone in love with PE? 92 3y
+468 Why do people choose megafunds over MM? 182 4y
+448 What Was Your Biggest Career Setback; How Did You Recover? 74 2y
+445 Let's be honest about PE 219 2mo
+428 To all Consultants considering PE 92 2mo
+423 Reading List for Intellectual Killers 166 1y
+421 Did on cycle just start? 543 10mo
+416 Q&A: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt) 135 2y
+413 Girlfriend vs PE 86 1y
+407 Associate guide on analyzing an income statement 38 7mo
+407 Is Private Equity a Low-IQ Approach to Finance? 160 3y
+390 Bonus hit and feeling... nothing? 37 1y
+381 What lessons you learned the hard way so everyone else doesn't have to? 56 1mo
+381 PE long-term attractivity: Is the trodden path "broken"? Quo vadis gen Y? 134 1y
+377 The unspoken truth about PE handcuffs 64 1mo
+377 LOLing at private equity bros 105 1y
+357 More negative press on Apollo 132 1y
+355 Prestige Rankings Thread - PE firms 122 1y
+351 PE vs HF Personalities 62 11mo
+346 Path to 8 Figure Wealth 148 1y
+341 KKR 2021 Analyst Program 617 2y
+340 Distressed Investing: This Time It's Different 33 4y
+339 Worse than IB? 87 8mo
+339 Walking away from buyside after associate years 58 11mo
+333 Q&A: PE Secondaries Principal 286 1w
+332 2022 Private Equity Headhunter Coverage 67 10mo
+328 Why the hate towards growth PE / sourcing (e.g. KKR Tech)? 73 11mo
+325 Q&A: Non-target → Top Bucket SSG Private Credit/Direct Lending 66 1y
+324 Millionaire by 30 95 2y
+323 No VP Promote from Sr. Associate - Seeking Advice 66 1y
+321 My (successful) experience with on-cycle this year 71 1d
+321 What replaces Private Equity? What's the next popular exit opportunity? 150 2y
+320 Dobby is a free elf 66 1y
+317 STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!! 26 9mo
+312 I love prestige. 19 2y
+311 2023 On-cycle is a disaster 81 1y
+310 Please Tell Me I Can Look Forward to PE 70 3w
+309 How Do I Get Into Private Equity? 230 1y
+307 Q&A: GS/MS IB Analyst —> Megafund PE Associate —> HBS/GSB Business School 100 2y
+304 Q&A - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO) 229 3y
+302 Buyside recruiting is really demoralizing as a non-target 70 1y
+302 WOMEN IN PE - Easier recruiting? 124 3mo
+294 Q&A: European PE professional at a Large-cap Megafund 119 3y
+293 Any Others Dealing With Competitiveness Among Associates / Cut Throat Office Culture? 138 4y
+286 VC in LatAm is wild 69 1y
+286 Must Know Finance Terms 69 4y
+284 PE Associate Jumps to Death / Discussion on Mental Health 45 10mo
+280 Selfish Ask for Help in Situation 60 8mo
+279 Q&A: London REPE MF Associate 104 1y
+276 The Promised Land of Private Equity Turned out to be a "Monster Land" 106 4y
+275 Warburg Pincus 2021 FT Analyst 262 2y
+272 Carried Interest Done Away w/ in Manchin-Schumer deal 145 1y
+272 Private Equity or Pizza Equity? 71 5y
+271 Fired from PE firm for getting too drunk at company outing 54 2y
+270 Just got in to the carry pool today fellas. 90 4mo
+269 No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals) 65 2y
+267 HIG in 2024 95 31m
+266 Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing older 32 6y
+264 How much money to "feel rich" in nyc? 150 10mo
+263 The Long Game - 20 years ago / 20 years from now 61 1mo
+259 PE Recruiting 2020 Information Thread 346 2y
+257 Why does everyone want Private Equity? 160 7y
+256 Private Equity Recruiting Process (From Banking) 62 2y
+255 Keep Your Head Up 43 1y
+255 Private Equity Recruiting Walkthrough – My Experience 20 3y
+254 Keen for views on MBAs 88 4mo
+252 Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know 43 1y
+250 Define “good” WLB 91 9mo
+249 Gen Z = IB and PE less competitive? 70 6mo
+248 Is PE existentially fucked? 48 3y
+247 A Guide on How to Navigate On-Cycle PE Recruiting 53 3y
+242 Anyone regret LMM/MM? 37 3y
+239 Leaving PE - to the older folks on WSO 68 6d
+239 "We don't hire VPs" 84 1y
+237 BDT & MSD Updated Views 83 1w
+237 Closed topic 70 1y
+236 My on-cycle experience / guide 52 1y
+231 Gap period between IB and PE 61 2y
+230 Interviewing For Infrastructure Investment Roles 83 2d
+230 Leave banking to start a PE fund? 72 4y

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