Data Science in Private Equity Outlook
I'm sort of a sell-side quant (I do AI research). I've been thinking about jumping to buyside a quant shop like many of my seniors have but I recently came across the fact that many PE funds likeare hiring lots of data scientists.
There was a time when I tried to break intofor future exit ops to PE. And I regularly think about using DS techniques to find and aid investment decisions. So this is really interesting me.
Do you think this is just a fad? What's the compensation like? Is DS more of a MO role or can it directly be linked to investment decisions?