As most people know that at all major BB IBs, analyst and associate are ranked between A to C each year, A being the best. The ranking you get will ultimately affects the bonus you get.
I am just wondering how important is such ranking in terms of getting interviews with PE and HF. Does all major PE (Blackstone, KKR etc) and HF only interview top ranked analysts from BB IBs?
Some of my friend say the ranking is very important, while others aruge that significant deal exposure will also get you interview with major PE and HF even if you are not top ranked, obviously too a great extend that ranking also depend very much on the politics of the firm, so even an excellent analyst might not get top rank because of politics etc.
so what's everyone's view on this? Thanks