How difficult would it be for a European to switch from PE in Europe to PE in the US?
The reverse seems quite easy - I work in PE in London and there many people from the US, Asia or Middle East in the industry. In fact, in my fund, only 30% of the investment professionals are actually Europeans. For somebody who always wanted to work in PE/VC in the US, that's kind of raging.
So question to those working in PE or VC in SF, Boston and NY:
1. have you ever seen Europeans in local funds?
2. If not why do you think that is? (beyond Visa issues / French people's smell)
3. Any advice on how to go about a switch?