I'm still a bit new to the industry so I'm trying to understand which places are the ones with the most cache, which allow you to have most options when you leave.
Let's take funds with some of the biggest AUMs like Vanguard, Wellington, Fidelity, or sovereign wealth funds like Temasek, GIC, ADIA, BlackRock, etc.
Or funds with smaller AUMs like KKR, Blackstone, Bain Capital, et al.
Which are the most prestigious (i.e. most desirable jobs, best reputation, and best exit options) and what are the factors that determine the ranking? Is it IRR? Salary?