PE vs. IBD
Is compensation really that higher? Are the hours really less?
What skills did you learn in IBD that you could use in PE?
Do you regret your decision, or not? and why??
Private Equity vs Investment Banking
Private equity and investment banking both have their own sets of difficulties.
Private equity is generally more of an in the weeds, due diligence role. Most of your time is spent working on projects, understanding companies, industries, and doing fundamental research.
- Screening and making investments
- Managing investments and portfolio companies
- managing exit strategies
Investment banking is fundamentally an advisory role focused on transactions. It has a rigid hierarchy and involves a high volume of deals to generate fees.
- pitchbook creation
- administrative work