Inter-office geographic transfers as a PE associate?

Hi everyone. I'm currently interviewing for a few pre-MBA PE opportunities at top global megafunds and upper middle market firms. The positions are in emerging market locations (think China, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, etc) with very small classes (~3 associates per office). My goal is to work in the US at a mega fund, but since the main on cycle 2019 process has come and gone and I come from a consulting background, those opportunities are not plentiful.

My question is for those of you who work at funds with multiple offices internationally: assuming visas/immigration are not an issue and you are a top performer, are there actual, regular opportunities to transfer to US/European offices at some point even for a short term period? Is this something you have done or seen others do? Or am I setting myself up to get stuck halfway across the planet for all eternity? Anything from a permanent transfer after year 2 of the associate program to a 3 month stint some time during the two years would be interesting to hear about.

Thanks in advance!

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Jan 21, 2018 - 11:16pm

Hi Greenwich517, whoops, looks like nobody chimed in here.... maybe one of these discussions below is relevant:

No promises, but maybe one of our professional members will share their wisdom: Yuvraj-Jatania aLCIUDA CCF

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