I'm currently in CEGEP (pre university in Canada) hopefully getting to a target school and my dream has always been to open up my own fund, private equity or hedge fund not sure what because I have both a passion for the public markets and the idea of optimization, managing and fixing up a business on a pe deal sounds amazing. But idk how to go about it. Can I be the main guy with associates under me or do I really need partners ? How hard is fundraising assuming you do great before and develop a reputation? Can it be worth it in the long run vs being an associate since 95% of PE deals end up being good? Is PE really a thing only in America or can you go about building your
Own thing in Asia or Latin America (Europe don't have as much a free market spirit in my opinion), etc. So far I have too ideas in mind
1) IBD M&A 2 years -> PE 2 years -> MBA -> start fund while in school
2) IBD M&A 2 years -> PE 2 years -> MBA -> PE/HF 8-10 years until I move up as a VP or partner and have a large enough network to start my own fund.
What do you guys think? All help is appreciated