Debt Underwriting or REPE Fund Mgmt
Currently working in debt underwriting at the analyst level and I have the opportunity to either move to an associate position in debt underwriting at a debt fund or to an owner/operator to work with their equity fund, both are great firms.
I have a clear understanding of debt underwriting and the career path, but moving over to the equity side, (especially in fund mgmt, capital raising, investor relations, etc.), is opaque. I know people will say it depends on what you want to do, but I'm interested to hear other people's perspectives as I don't fully grasp the career path or skill set that is developed in working with equity funds.
Would you rather continue to underwrite debt deals for a debt fund or move to a portfolio mgmt role at an owner/operator equity fund?