Viking Global - Credit

Does anyone know much about Viking Global's expansion into credit? I know they previously tried 10-15 years ago, but would be great to hear what this is targeting across HY/loans/distressed/value equities, etc as it is fairly new.. Any input is appreciated.

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  • Research Analyst in HF - Other
Sep 29, 2021 - 7:00am

So you got that email from Dynamics Search too hahahaha.

I'm sure pay can be out of this world, but question if they're committed to credit long term given their false starts in the past. It's an equity shop through and through, credit is an ugly stepchild to them basically, despite the pristine sweaty Tiger Cub brand name.

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  • Investment Analyst in HF - Other
Sep 29, 2021 - 9:25am

I don't think I'd be so negative to say that "credit is an ugly stepchild" and there's a reason they're relaunching a credit arm. Wonder if/what pay difference would be versus equities though

  • Prospect in Research - Other
Nov 24, 2021 - 7:22pm

How would this new effort stack up to an established shop like Silver Point? Is spc's compensation close to Viking's for equities? Assume the answer to this would inform how Viking's credit comp would stack up as compared to their equities division. 

  • Analyst 1 in HF - Event
Nov 25, 2021 - 6:21am

It's likely not really comparable. What someone is asked to do at Viking credit is totally different - it's less about leading restructurings, they have fewer credit in-house credit resources, etc, but more about finding and capitalizing on the best opportunities in credit. Viking equities surely pays more, but it's much less stable platform for analysts than a firm like Silver Point. If you're going to do credit then it's likely better to go to a firm specializing in it, at least while you're young. 

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