Goldman Sachs MBD PIA - PE vs IBD

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I have been invited for superday at Goldman Sachs for the MBD Principle Investment Area. However, since my knowledge of this position is fairly limitied, I would like to receive some advice and insights from you guys.

How does the PIA - PE of GS compare to GS IBD in terms of prestige, salary, hours and any other relevant aspect?

Thanks in advance!

Comments (13)

Nov 12, 2017

More prestigious... is this REPIA? They are the only team I think that takes analysts straight out of undergrad.

Nov 16, 2017

No, it's PIA. However, in London.

Nov 12, 2017

Oh, 100% better than IBD

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Nov 21, 2017

Agreed, know two guys there who joined as analysts and intend to stay a lot longer (now ~2nd year analyst and ~2nd year associate)

Nov 16, 2017


What about the exit options, are they good?

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Nov 25, 2017

as good as any MF PE. I'd argue GS MBD is much better than some of the MFs

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Nov 26, 2017

Safi, have you checked out these or run a search:

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If we're lucky, maybe I can guilt some users to help you out: @angelique @UncleKevin @rvs123

Hope that helps.

Nov 26, 2017

I believe this was already discussed in one of your other threads.

Aug 9, 2018