Pershing Square ?

Who has worked at Pershing Square/knows someone who did?

What resume do you need to even be considered to join Pershing Square?

Is this like a Top Middle School -> Exeter -> HYP -> GS SSG -> Ares -> HBS -> Pershing Square situation (elite of elite of elite)?

What schools did current guys go to? Heard they have a few ivey guys

How lean do they run?

Comments (31)

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 27, 2020 - 11:48pm

not to that extreme, know two that went to Ivey in Canada, top bb/eb, exit to PE, then pershing square

While Ivey is elite, can't really be compared to HYP.. but the difference maker is being top bucket at their BB/EB and successfully recruiting to MFs before pershing square

Most Helpful
May 27, 2020 - 11:55pm

They have like 4-5 analysts that all have Linkedin profiles. A quick Google search could have answered your question.

You could even look up their annual investor presentation for their publicly traded investment vehicle and read detailed bios for their investment team.....

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 28, 2020 - 12:48pm

To be fair, I went to a top target and the kids who went to GS SSG exited better than most kids I know at top banks.

Dec 19, 2020 - 5:36pm

This was prior to GS consolidating groups. SSG used to be under Securities instead of MBD and the top group was MSI (fed into top credit and equity hedge funds) followed by PCI (growth/VC platform). Even then, the old SSG prior to 2018 had super strong exits. Not so much nowadays...


  • Analyst 3+ in HF - Other
Dec 18, 2020 - 11:54am

LOLL this is a joke. Smartest at marketing and shilling themselves maybe. But not the smartest in terms of money management

2 and 20 for a sub 1 sharpe with high beta isn't going to last much longer. These guys don't provide much outside of levered beta. And the stuff they do provide is one off punts which sometimes pay off (in the case of the CDS this year) and sometimes get smoked (in the case of  Valeant). I would rather put my money in a sustainable edge rather than someone punting and spending most of his time talking his book on CNBC 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Dec 18, 2020 - 6:14pm

Why is everybody on WSO so obsessed with things like beta and sharpe ratios? You sound like you just graduated from your finance course. I bet you Bill Ackman doesn't know or care what the hell the beta or sharpe ratio of his portfolio is. Answer this, a higher beta implies a stock is more risky because it's more volatile. If a stock is more volatile that means you will likely have more opportunities to buy it cheaply and catch and upswing, doesn't that make it less risky?

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Dec 19, 2020 - 3:26pm

Who pissed in your cornflakes 

"But but but their factors aren't hedged"

Man folks have to chill and be real investors 

I swear half the people on this forum hate money or something 

  • Investment Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
Dec 18, 2020 - 9:50am

Damn my genes and my bald head :(.
So any guesses on who are the guys who got hired from his fishing trip or sharing a cab with him?

  • Research Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
Dec 18, 2020 - 10:15pm

why bother when the sell side grunts can do it for us?

Dec 20, 2020 - 11:25pm

Check the investor semiannual letters. Their entire team (4 or 5 junior IPs) is basically ex-Apollo or ex-KKR MF PE associates. Have a mix of GS IBD and BX PE backgrounds too.


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Feb 3, 2021 - 11:47pm

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