Should I go into private credit out of undergrad?
Incoming SA at a MM, and I am really interested in going into private credit / direct lending in the long term. I am fairly sure that is where I want to be longer term, so I don't care as much about getting siloed into debt. Are there any other potential downsides to doing so straight out of undergrad versus doing 2 years in IB? Would comp scale differently one way or the other? Am I losing out on valuable skills that would make me a better DL associate? I know this has been discussed some around private equity, but not sure how things might change on the credit side of things.