I'm new to posting in WSO, but have been trawling through for years now and finally have a question!
I'm interviewing for an associate position with TB in London and would love to hear thoughts from anyone who is familiar with the role and company:
1) What the role is like? What the TB difference between investment or portfolio associate roles? Is there much overlap between these two groups in terms of the work they do? Why does a MM fund like TB an investment and portfolio team given that much larger funds don't? Can you try out a bit of portfolio work as an investment team member and vice versa?
2) general office culture, work hours (average hours vs spikes when deals are live), how successful the company is (e.g. average IRR, reputation in the field) and what does progression for juniors look like (how long do you stay in each role, is it up or out, do you get 'spun out' into a portfolio company etc.)
Any tips would be greatly welcomed!