Duff and Phelps' Alternative Asset Advisory Group? Help

Hello Chimps, 

This is my first time posting in this forum and wanted to get some advice. A little about me: I went to a T20 undergrad for finance and got a job in a super niche Big 4 Valuation group (not alts or regular bval). I'm currently 2 years out of undergrad and I recently received an offer to interview for a small group within Duff and Phelps (Financial Instruments & Technology). I spoke with some people within the team and it seems like they're a relatively lean / strong group focused on valuation of alternative assets for PE, HF's. The lead MD for the team looks credible (former Bear Stearns MD, ex MS MD).   The salary offered for my experience was 120k base + 15k signing + bonus (unsure). Could someone shed some light on this group (Is it reputable, good exit opps?). My end goal is to break into an FI group within a BB

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Nov 8, 2021 - 8:08am

I worked for D&P and did the same work you mentioned (was outside US office so we didn't have separate teams). From what I know, they're quite good at this work. The work itself is extremely technical and you should go in only if running complex simulations and nerding out on math pleases you. Not a transferable skills set to investing roles etc. at all

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Nov 30, 2021 - 11:26pm

I worked in AAA on the portfolio valuation team. I realize it's not apples to apples, but the portfolio val work was sooo mundane and boring. Not stimulating in the slightest bit. Purely mechanical

Dec 1, 2021 - 4:42pm

Agreed, I tried it for one quarter when they were setting up the team and was offered to join it but turned it down. Can't stand doing 100 Vals every quarter with mind numbing repetition. Atleast in the generalist team there is variety

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Dec 1, 2021 - 5:04pm

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