Given the state of the economy, like many other recent MBA grads I find myself considering alternate career paths. I currently have an offer at a PE Fund-of-funds. The position involves investing in different GPs across the PE industry along with co-investments in portfolio companies. My main question/concern is: what kind of long-term career prospects can I expect and what are the exit ops? Would I be better off doing something else (e.g.: Corp Strategy division of a F100)?
My main goal is to get into the direct PE industry, though I would like to keep my options open and possibly go into Hedge Funds or traditional IM. In terms of my background: management consulting and BB investment banking. Went to top-tier b-school (H/S/W).
In short, I feel like I have a solid enough background/foundation to reach my goals, I just picked a really bad time to graduate. I just want to make sure that the choices I make now will not "de-rail" my career path.