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+844 8 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?1001mo
+246 My Private Equity Recruiting Process1345mo
+196 From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity1012mo
+184 Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity1054mo
+157 Q&A: Retired After a Career in Private Equity 1437mo
+153 Why is everyone in love with PE?922mo
+147 Then and Now: @APAE1496mo
+143 Why I Left PE & Switched to the Public Markets781y
+133 Girlfriend vs PE841mo
+131 How do I get my kids into top 5 schools?22120h
+127 Is Apollo that bad?2424w
+123 Must Know Finance Terms691y
+118 THEN and NOW: @CompBanker807mo
+115 KKR 2021 Analyst Program6172mo
+113 Reading List for Intellectual Killers1651mo
+112 More negative press on Apollo1293mo
+102 What Was Your Biggest Career Setback; How Did You Recover?671mo
+96 VC is a laughable Shitshow - Change my Mind1131y
+94 Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions2551w
+91 Warburg Pincus 2021 FT Analyst2617mo
+88 To all Consultants considering PE842w
+88 What replaces Private Equity? What's the next popular exit opportunity?1421d
+88 Distressed Investing: This Time It's Different331y
+86 STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!!252y
+84 Let's be honest about PE2121mo
+81 Fired from PE firm for getting too drunk at company outing521y
+80 PE long-term attractivity: Is the trodden path "broken"? Quo vadis gen Y?1307mo
+80 PE vs HF Personalities598mo
+78 Q&A: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)1343y
+76 Why the hate towards growth PE / sourcing (e.g. KKR Tech)?643mo
+75 Why do people choose megafunds over MM?1821y
+74 Q&A: GS/MS IB Analyst —> Megafund PE Associate —> HBS/GSB Business School991y
+73 Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing older323y
+71 How to Be King of Your Own Private Equity Firm392w
+71 Q&A - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)2291y
+70 Q&A - Infrastructure PE & IBD1993w
+70 Millionaire by 30951mo
+70 Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.391y
+68 Keep Your Head Up421mo
+68 Is Private Equity a Low-IQ Approach to Finance?16111mo
+68 Private Equity Recruiting Walkthrough – My Experience203mo
+67 Is PE existentially fucked?481y
+66 PE Recruiting 2020 Information Thread3432w
+66 2019 On-Cycle PE Recruiting: Headhunter Ranking458mo
+66 Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know441y
+65 Dumb shit - bankers / clients demanding in-person meetings4211mo
+65 No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)622y
+62 What do you look for in your other half?561y
+60 A Guide on How to Navigate On-Cycle PE Recruiting538mo
+60 Private Equity Recruiting Process (From Banking)622mo
+60 Elizabeth Warren - “Stop Wall Street Looting Act”481y
+59 Apollo is revamping recruiting and softening its culture. Here's a look.7710mo
+59 Private Equity or Pizza Equity?721y
+59 The Promised Land of Private Equity Turned out to be a "Monster Land"1061y
+58 Getting ghosted 24/75111mo
+58 Anyone regret LMM/MM?371y
+57 "We don't hire VPs"791y
+57 What separates the good from the great in Private Equity?201y
+55 LOL at this new WSJ article on Apollo's Culture576mo
+55 Leave banking to start a PE fund?721y
+55 Life after PE - the other road411y
+54 Multimillionaire and retired by 30 Q&A591y
+54 Tricks of the Trade959mo
+53 Private Credit / DL Megathread 1862mo
+53 PE Horror Stories751y
+52 Q&A: European PE professional at a Large-cap Megafund1199mo
+51 Q&A: Non-target → Top Bucket SSG Private Credit/Direct Lending615mo
+51 Developing the "It Factor" as You Progress in Career - What Puts High Performers on Another Level?561y
+51 Any Others Dealing With Competitiveness Among Associates / Cut Throat Office Culture?1391y
+50 PE Recruiting Guide846mo
+50 How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE career422mo
+50 As my username suggests, not sure what to do...431y
+48 No PE in my PA541y
+48 Stereotypes for PE associates at each of the megafunds341y
+47 Physical Oil Trading Basics (Part 1 of 2)722y
+46 Best lifestyle PE firms in terms of hours work, comp/size doesn't matter326mo
+46 Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 Intake4053y
+45 Hello Old Friends!631y
+44 Q&A: Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years.604y
+43 Megafund PE -> Impact Investing (IFC World Bank)? Am I Crazy?421mo
+43 Blah experience at MF, heading to B-school. Recruiting tips?3411mo
+43 Favorite Distressed/Special Situations Plays?773mo
+43 The Truth Behind PE Compensation214y
+43 Why You're So Easy to Replace585y
+42 Does IB/PE Kill Your Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity?347mo
+41 2021 On-Cycle Private Equity Recruiting1441y
+40 WOMEN IN PE - Easier recruiting?1143mo
+40 Regional Boutique vs. F15 Tech PM108mo
+39 Do you consider your Private Equity job intellectually stimulating?552y
+39 Private Equity Recruiting Kicked Off?1013y
+38 COVID driving 'high finance' professionals into career 180s?641mo
+38 Vista Equity Partners 20211545mo
+38 Handling Stress / Burnout in Private Equity426mo
+38 Can one get rid of a company's pensions during LBO?422y
+37 Blackstone PE Culture?641mo
+37 Q&A: Distressed/PE Associate8210mo
+36 Why do you go into PE only to go into HF359mo
+36 Why Growth Equity vs Buyout?3410mo
+36 Anyone have info on Insight Partners?2383mo
+36 Urgent: PE Offer after being fired461y
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