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+800 8 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE? 93 2d
+241 My Private Equity Recruiting Process 130 2w
+194 From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity 98 8mo
+175 Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity 105 2w
+156 Q&A: Retired After a Career in Private Equity 143 1mo
+153 Why is everyone in love with PE? 91 2w
+138 Why I Left PE & Switched to the Public Markets 78 6mo
+122 Is Apollo that bad? 231 1w
+121 Must Know Finance Terms 69 8mo
+118 THEN and NOW: @CompBanker 80 1mo
+115 KKR 2021 Analyst Program 614 1mo
+110 Reading List for Intellectual Killers 164 1mo
+105 Girlfriend vs PE 72 19h
+96 VC is a laughable Shitshow - Change my Mind 113 10mo
+94 Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions 255 1y
+90 Warburg Pincus 2021 FT Analyst 261 1mo
+88 Distressed Investing: This Time It's Different 33 9mo
+86 STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!! 25 1y
+86 What replaces Private Equity? What's the next popular exit opportunity? 137 2w
+81 Fired from PE firm for getting too drunk at company outing 52 7mo
+80 PE vs HF Personalities 59 2mo
+79 PE long-term attractivity: Is the trodden path "broken"? Quo vadis gen Y? 130 1mo
+78 Q&A: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt) 134 2y
+74 Why do people choose megafunds over MM? 182 1y
+74 Let's be honest about PE 203 3w
+74 Q&A: GS/MS IB Analyst —> Megafund PE Associate —> HBS/GSB Business School 99 11mo
+73 Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing older 32 3y
+70 Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story. 39 7mo
+70 Millionaire by 30 93 1y
+70 Q&A - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO) 229 7mo
+68 Is Private Equity a Low-IQ Approach to Finance? 162 5mo
+67 Is PE existentially fucked? 48 7mo
+65 Dumb shit - bankers / clients demanding in-person meetings 42 4mo
+65 No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals) 62 2y
+65 PE Recruiting 2020 Information Thread 316 4d
+64 Q&A - Infrastructure PE & IBD 162 1mo
+63 Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know 44 7mo
+63 2019 On-Cycle PE Recruiting: Headhunter Ranking 45 2mo
+61 Private Equity Recruiting Walkthrough – My Experience 18 8mo
+60 Elizabeth Warren - “Stop Wall Street Looting Act” 48 1y
+59 Apollo is revamping recruiting and softening its culture. Here's a look. 77 4mo
+59 A Guide on How to Navigate On-Cycle PE Recruiting 53 2mo
+59 The Promised Land of Private Equity Turned out to be a "Monster Land" 106 1y
+58 Private Equity or Pizza Equity? 72 8mo
+58 Anyone regret LMM/MM? 37 7mo
+58 Getting ghosted 24/7 51 5mo
+57 Private Equity Recruiting Process (From Banking) 60 2mo
+57 "We don't hire VPs" 79 8mo
+55 Life after PE - the other road 41 8mo
+55 What separates the good from the great in Private Equity? 20 11mo
+55 Leave banking to start a PE fund? 72 1y
+54 Multimillionaire and retired by 30 Q&A 59 12mo
+54 Tricks of the Trade 95 3mo
+54 LOL at this new WSJ article on Apollo's Culture 56 1mo
+53 PE Horror Stories 73 1y
+52 Q&A: European PE professional at a Large-cap Megafund 119 3mo
+52 Private Credit / DL Megathread 165 1w
+52 Developing the "It Factor" as You Progress in Career - What Puts High Performers on Another Level? 56 1y
+51 Any Others Dealing With Competitiveness Among Associates / Cut Throat Office Culture? 139 12mo
+50 As my username suggests, not sure what to do... 43 8mo
+50 How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE career 38 2y
+50 PE Recruiting Guide 84 2w
+48 Stereotypes for PE associates at each of the megafunds 34 1y
+48 No PE in my PA 54 6mo
+46 Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 Intake 405 2y
+46 Best lifestyle PE firms in terms of hours work, comp/size doesn't matter 32 1w
+45 Q&A: Non-target → Top Bucket SSG Private Credit/Direct Lending 54 3mo
+45 Hello Old Friends! 63 8mo
+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. 60 3y
+43 The Truth Behind PE Compensation 21 4y
+43 Blah experience at MF, heading to B-school. Recruiting tips? 34 5mo
+42 Megafund PE -> Impact Investing (IFC World Bank)? Am I Crazy? 41 5d
+42 Does IB/PE Kill Your Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity? 34 1mo
+41 Favorite Distressed/Special Situations Plays? 58 2d
+41 2021 On-Cycle Private Equity Recruiting 144 6mo
+40 Regional Boutique vs. F15 Tech PM 10 2mo
+39 Private Equity Recruiting Kicked Off? 101 3y
+39 Do you consider your Private Equity job intellectually stimulating? 55 2y
+38 Can one get rid of a company's pensions during LBO? 42 1y
+38 Handling Stress / Burnout in Private Equity 42 1w
+38 Vista Equity Partners 2021 153 2d
+37 Blackstone PE Culture? 59 1mo
+36 Likely Getting Pushed Out at End of 2 Years (LMM Buyout) 38 1y
+36 Q&A: GS Special Situations >> Founder of a Private Equity Startup 103 2y
+36 Why do you go into PE only to go into HF 35 2mo
+36 Urgent: PE Offer after being fired 46 8mo
+36 Biggest wastes of time in Private Equity 58 9mo
+35 2020 On-Cycle Recruiting Kicks Off 116 1y
+35 Software LBO Models for Practice 164 7mo
+35 Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively? 45 2y
+35 Why Growth Equity vs Buyout? 34 3mo
+35 Anyone have info on Insight Partners? 236 3mo
+34 Would you live here for $200k? 60 8mo
+34 Q&A: 1st year VC analyst (~750M AUM) 41 5mo
+34 A Non-Target's Perspective - My MM PE Recruiting Process 40 2y
+34 A little advice from a F50 executive 15 8mo
+34 What to expect at VC interview? 16 1y
+34 Renewable Energy PE Overview 17 8mo
+34 Q&A: Distressed/PE Associate 82 3mo
+32 Confused about carry at PE Fund 21 8mo
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