Comprehensive List of Buyside Firms that hire out of undergrad.

Planning to recruit for buyside out of Ugrad. Here is a list ive collected of firms that offer analyst roles out of Ugrad. Let me know if ive missed any or shoot me some information on deadlines and ill add it here.


Roark Capital
Vista Equity
Warburg Pincus
Bain Capital
TPG(Hasnt hired in a while kept on to be extensive)
Global Infrastructure Partners
Silver Lake Partners
Parthenon Capital
Riverside Company
Partners Group
Shore Capital
CCMP Capital Advisors
BDT Capital Partners
GS Merchant Banking
Stone Point Capital
Alpine Investors
Altamont Capital Partners
UBS Infra
GCM Grosvenor




Insight Partners

General Atlantic

Kayne Anderson,


Five Elms,


Lead Edge Capital,






Fidus Investment Advisors
Maranon Capital
Arena Investors
Apollo Credit
Sixth Street
Octagon Credit
Jefferies CLO
Guggenheim CLO
Oak Hill Advisors


Bain Credit



Silver Point






Point 72



Citadel (New Program)

Weiss AM


D.E Shaw
T Rowe Price
Dodge and Cox

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  • Analyst 1 in HF - Other
Sep 2, 2021 - 7:50pm

PIMCO started doing recruiting private credit too

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Sep 2, 2021 - 11:06pm

Seems like the industry may be at or approaching a tipping point where it may be/become the norm for investment firms to recruit directly out of undergrad? Anyone have some specific color that wants to chime in on this matter?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 3, 2021 - 12:18am

This is the general trend. Cant speak for HFs, but for PE more firms are adding formal analyst programs or expanding their existing ones. Some firms may continue to exclusively recruit associates and up, but overall there will be fewer and fewer spots available as PE analyst programs grow

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 4, 2021 - 11:00am

Yeah growth equity is significant. A lot of people are going for it nowadays. Also, GA and Insight are sourcing/cold calling mostly at the analyst level which is GE's bread and butter. I def think it's relevant.

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Gen
Sep 4, 2021 - 3:08pm

Golden Gate only hires out of Norte Dame for some reason though lol

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Sep 5, 2021 - 7:41pm

Out of the firms listed, which are considered the best for young people in credit (pay, culture, hours, career trajectory, etc)? Bain & Ares?

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Sep 8, 2021 - 12:22am

I'm not sure about Bain Cap Credit's reputation in the credit space specifically. However, I do know, HBS/GSB is pretty much guaranteed from the Credit group, like any other Bain Cap name honestly. Something to consider even if Bain is weaker than Ares and whatnot in the credit space, not that Ares has bad B-school placement. It's that legacy Bain name. And yeah, Ares is best out of those listed.

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  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Sep 8, 2021 - 8:22am

Generally, credit has a negative view compared to PE to adcoms. They have a very incorrect view that it's just "checking some boxes to give a loan" while PE is "understanding a business' fundamentals inside and out and helping it operate and grow". Obviously not true but the opinion persists. For this reason, (you can look yourself), even Ares Credit doesn't place that well into B-school. However, I think Bain Cap Credit is the exception to the rule, because of the Bain name. I think even with a lackluster GMAT, the Bain name will pretty much carry you. Every single person from my school who has worked at Bain Cap Credit (like a couple dozen) has gotten into H/S.

Sep 9, 2021 - 6:35pm

suggestions are in. Broke GE and PE into two separate categories. Will not be adding VC as most analyst roles are largely sourcing based. GE is a stretch too, but ill let it slide and count it as buyside. Feel free to add on more in the comments. I bet there are some more obscure Hegde Funds and Distressed players I am missing.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Sep 10, 2021 - 1:13pm

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