Updates on AIG prestige?

Hi all-

There have been some conversations here about AIGs struggles, prestige, "vanilla" work, and comp, circa 2016. It seems like I've been hearing more and more about them, so does anyone have an updated view on the group? Thinking Global Real Estate Equity Group or Commercial Real Estate Debt Group. If anyone has experience in or info on their rotational analyst program that'd be great! Thank you!

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Aug 19, 2021 - 11:53am

I genuinely hope this is a troll post

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Aug 17, 2021 - 9:25am

I interned there last summer (not in NYC and not in RE). It was a great experience and pretty cushy hours. Pretty sure FT rotational analyst comp was around 80k after sign on and end of year bonus? Not sure if that's changed at all. I spoke with my MD before this summer and sounds like they're trying to push into managing money from outside the company as well. I know they recently sold of the L&R business so not sure how that effects things. Hopefully some one there now can give some better insight. 

Aug 17, 2021 - 10:03am

A rotational program is a phenomenal place to begin. Don't worry about prestige because in all honesty, in the real world, people view AIG as a phenomenal firm, whether their investments perform or not. A rotational will show you many different areas of the business and not only show you what you like and may want to continue to focus on, but it will provide skills that your peers who didn't have a rotational program may not have picked up. For instance, being able to view a deal through the asset management perspective even if you are solely focused on acquisitions. It's not that you can't do this if you haven't done asset management, but it helps to have done asset management. 

Aug 17, 2021 - 10:31am

So, AIG was actually one of the earlier firms to create a third party real estate investment management businesses, they are very well known for real estate. I'll let WSO debate "prestige or tiers", but out in the real world/industry, you have no issues with AIG real estate on your resume. (note, no idea about current day pay, work stuff, etc.)

Aug 17, 2021 - 6:23pm

In terms of what WSO and modern professionals would consider prestigious, AIG wouldn't fit the bill. As far as I know, comp is also nothing to go crazy for (70-90 all in) but you won't be working yourself into the ground week after week.

Aug 18, 2021 - 11:32am

I'll echo what redever said above.  They raise a good chunk of 3rd party capital and have been very active the last few years.  Their funds are opportunistic, so not so sure about "vanilla" deals.  I'm sure with the name on your resume you could land interviews at most institutional repe shops and developers. 

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Jan 8, 2022 - 2:05pm

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