Breaking into Angelo Gordon & Co.

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So, I am creating this post to see if anyone has any tips or knows about the recruiting process at Angelo Gordon? The specific position I'm looking into is Entry Level Portfolio Analyst. I'm an undergrad from a top 30 business school. I graduated in May 2012. They just posted for this position on my school website. Any insight is appreciated.

Unfortunately, I do not know anyone at the firm. There are no alumni here nor do I have any other contact with the firm. Would anyone here know individuals within this firm or work there themselves? I would like your insight into the hiring process or perspectives about career development at the firm.

Information on Angelo Gordon Careers

Angelo Gordon focuses on the global credit and real estate markets. They are known for both their top 5 distressed fund and top REPE (Real Estate Private Equity) business. Their website provides the following information on their strategies:

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  • You can contact them directly and ask if they are hiring interns and what the process entails
  • They tend to be apprehensive about hiring kids straight out of undergrad unless they went to Harvard, Yale or Princeton
  • Known for being smart and hardworking, a fantastic top-notch firm

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***Additional Background from OP***
On a side note, I want to end up in PE. I'm interested in Fixed Income and Structured Finance. The reason why I am not going the traditional banking route: I had interned with Citi in their Finance division my junior year. I had mentioned my interest in banking, so they cut me from Finance and agreed to interview me in the Fall for banking. But they came back to me that they were cutting numbers in Late October. I had naively not applied anywhere else at the time. I was effectively past the regular recruiting cycle. I have been trying at several firms since then, applied to over 500 different places/positions. Since most banks are very structured, I am essentially washed out to them. I have been denied interviews after meeting people at the firm and them agreeing to interview me, solely because I'm last year's senior. Thus, I decided to heavily network/apply to PE firms for entry level, but would consider sell-side opportunities if available. If anyone knows of any opportunities at their firms, let me know!

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Oct 24, 2012

Hey just wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on this? Or advice?

You can ignore the "On a Side Note" part, because that's a background. But what I am currently interested in is learning more about the interview process of Angelo Gordon & Co.

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Oct 24, 2012
Icebird:

Hey just wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on this? Or advice?

You can ignore the "On a Side Note" part, because that's a background. But what I am currently interested in is learning more about the interview process of Angelo Gordon & Co.

linkedin obviously....also, you probably just created competition for yourself because now more people know they are hiring lol

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Oct 24, 2012

Fantastic firm, top 5 distressed fund. Know very smart, hardworking people who work there.

Oct 24, 2012

Top notch. Apprehensive about hiring kids straight out of undergrad unless they went to H/Y/P so be aware...

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Oct 24, 2012
turtles:

Top notch. Apprehensive about hiring kids straight out of undergrad unless they went to H/Y/P so be aware...

And yet, almost everyone at the top went to small LACs or SUNY schools

Oct 24, 2012
turtles:
turtles:

Top notch. Apprehensive about hiring kids straight out of undergrad unless they went to H/Y/P so be aware...

And yet, almost everyone at the top went to small LACs or SUNY schools

So you're contradicting yourself?

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Oct 24, 2012

Former head of distressed went to form Centerbridge with former head of BX PE a few years back.

Oct 24, 2012

I spoke with one of their guys a while back, second half of 2009 maybe? Didn't get into comp or hours. I was talking to him about their group in LA. Small group, not necessarily a 2 year and out program, definite possibility for advancement. Hire on an ad-hoc basis and place a lot of emphasis on fit with the team and potential long-term fit.

They were actively look at stuff at the time as they had a value-add fund on top of their opportunistic stuff. Don't believe they were saddled with too many bad legacy assets. Seemed like a chill group of guys to work with. I definitely would have tried to pursue further if I wanted to stay in RE. Of course this was a 30 minute intro meeting over coffee so take everything here with a grain of salt. Not much info I know, hope that's helpful

Oct 24, 2012

Interesting insights everyone... and thanks for the PMs too.

Oct 24, 2012
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