What do you do with swag from previous funds?

Moving from one PE fund to another and I have a bunch of stuff from my previous shop (deal toys, vests, etc.). 
 

What are your thoughts on having this stuff around the new office? My instinct says that the clothing is a no-go since they're technically a competitor (though I feel like stuff from banking is probably ok since it's a service provider rather than a competitor, but it still feels weird since it isn't your current employer).
 

What about deal toys? Is it ok to have these on your desk as a personal accomplishment?

Comments (9)

 
  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Jan 12, 2021 - 2:05pm

I tossed everything when I lateralled, mainly just because idgaf about the corp swag or the deal toys.  Probably wouldn't wear it around just to be safe but probably very dependent on culture and how close a competitor. 

 
  • Associate 2 in IB - Ind
Jan 12, 2021 - 3:16pm

I mean I wouldn't wear a KKR vest at TPG if TPG themself makes the same vests but if you have like a nice umbrella or raincoat or something it really isn't a big deal.

 
  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Jan 12, 2021 - 5:26pm

Not a big deal to have deal toys from old firms around, all the partners at my firm had deal toys from 15+ years ago, when they were analysts/associates/VP in IB/PE. In fact it was pretty cool to see. 

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