Tiger Cub / Elite SM L/S Recruiting at GSB

What is recruiting like for top L/S SM HFs at GSB?

I am looking for any GSB specific detail beyond simply an overview of the steps of looking for an HF job from business school (e.g., networking, pitching, etc.)

Thank you in advance.

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Comments (23)

Nov 15, 2021 - 11:24am

Know of one guy who went IB > PE > GSB > Tiger so there's a single data point haha.

My inclination is to say that if you weren't the type of person funds were looking for before B-school, that won't magically change but it also won't close any doors. Take a look at top AM analyst positions tho; very high comp with much less career risk and they recruit mostly MBAs.

  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Nov 16, 2021 - 10:29am

Original poster here, this is correct, I love being at school and will gladly take the chance to make more friends and have fun for two years.

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  • Associate 2 in PE - LBOs
Nov 17, 2021 - 12:23am

Sure maybe you make more income for 2 years in your 20's and avoid b-school costs, but you might also have a higher likelihood to burn out and leave finance sooner than if you'd had a 2 year break to enjoy and accomplish the things in your personal life that you couldn't do while working 70+ hours per week. Longevity in this industry is more important than 2 years of mid-level comp

  • Associate 3 in PE - Other
Nov 15, 2021 - 11:08pm

I don't think you are ever getting dinged for going to GSB at the Tiger type of firms that like tech. 

Should definitely check out Altimeter / Dragoneer if you are looking at the Tigeresque public / private hybrid growth focused funds.  

  • Associate 3 in PE - Other
Nov 16, 2021 - 7:44pm

I'd think rep is smart in the tech industry - their name really blew up because of that 8b Snowflake realization. Also they were a 7b or so fund until that realization which is likely why they flew under radar for quite a bit. 

Commentary on Tigeresque is a similar investment coverage of publics / privates in tech with very low headcount to AuM.  No commentary on returns / process which is a bit out of my element though based on their AUM inflows assume its extremely well respected.

  • Consultant in Consulting
Nov 19, 2021 - 8:23pm

Does anyone know how much of a finance background you need to recruit at these top funds out of GSB? Ex: could MBB + big tech serve you well for recruiting? 

  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Nov 21, 2021 - 7:51pm

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