Advice please: have an interview with Flexpoint Ford (FIG PE shop) and don't know jack diddly squat about FIG

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Happy New Year. I had this interview fall out of the sky and I've never done shit in the FIG space.

I'm not an idiot and will be spending from now until the interview getting smart on the sector and unearthing something unique about some possible FIG investments, but given that I know literally zero about the space, wanted to come appeal to you monkeys for some guidance, any broad overviews of the space, some direction on good resources to read up on, etc.

Would also appreciate any information about Flexpoint Ford itself. Thank you.

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Jan 2, 2019

Hi Here to Flex, the silence is deafening, sorry about that.... Any of the threads below helpful?

  • You don't know anything-- 5 things to do about it thing for an associate or VP in working with an analyst or associate is to have a conversation about ... job of staffer. What did I know about managing analysts and associates and operating the business ... commitment papers with the partner of a buyout shop, having never done a bank or a bond deal, I had to
  • PE lifestyle? Hours, weekends, base, bonus, etc.? Megafunds Over MM Private Equity Overview WSO Private Equity Forum West Coast PE Firms with Great Lifestyles ... Can anyone already working as an associate in PE give an overview of the private equity lifestyle? ... about the Private Equity i
  • PE Recruiting Failure to the final round with again at a later time? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. private equity ... has come. I am a first year Analyst at a Euro BB M &A group in NY and recently struck out at PE ... recruiting. I got a decent amount of interviews given that my group places pretty well each year, but not as ...
  • Don't. Stop. Hustlin'. was an MD at a top-10 consulting firm. I chatted with him about my situation, talked about my ... consulting. I was completely honest about my educational background and said it might be an issue with ... left a great impression with the group, eventually getting an offer in the outsourcing group
  • You all have a lot of growing up to do... talk about private equity/hedge funds making millions and retiring, it makes me feel like this board is ... PE shops and HF 's are smaller organizations with low turnover. The partners of these places ... funds or private equity are oversaturated. Think about the 80's everyone was going into junk bonds, ...
  • I turned down BX/LAZ M&A NYC for Barcap IBD NYC, NOW WHAT? HELP- PE EXITS? I have in exits, what should I do to make sure I interview with all the top PE shops? I know being a top ... megafunds have their interview slots filled.. private equity nyc IBD PE barcap BX laz exits ... know how Barcap has placed for PE over last 2 years? (except the obvio
  • CLO Asset Manager path for me next is either a BDC or a CLO fund as I prefer the buy-side and dont really have a desire ... to be in a sell side Lev Fin group. I went a non target school and hopefully will be done with the ... someone with about 10 years of experience? Thanks. CLO ...
  • More suggestions...

I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Jan 8, 2019

This should go well. Please report back on how it goes.

Jan 8, 2019