My core group of buddies from undergrad all went different routes out of college. I didn't real estate acquisition and development, one did med school, and one is in medical sales. Obviously, the one that went the med school route is going to be anywhere from 200k-300k as a doc after resi in four years. What I found wild is how much the field of medical sales comps at. My one buddy is at 100k base with 60k-70k in commission. From what I understand this is not uncommon. I enjoy real estate for more than the money, but I was under the impression that if your on the principal side, there's not a
06 Oct 2020
What is an expected range for 1st year Assoc. comp at a good GP or Pension in Toronto? Data points on a per firm basis would also be helpful. Split between base and bonus would also be helpful
21 Sep 2020
Hi everyone, I'm finishing a master's in finance this year and my goal is to work in IB BB/EB in Madrid. I've done research but couldn't find much info about total compensation in Madrid (signing+base+bonus). I hope you guys could give some insight. Thanks in advance!
13 Sep 2020
Hi all, Been curious about this for a while and thought I'd give it a shot here. I see so many different numbers thrown around (some outrageous and unreasonable) for compensation at CVP, and so many people just saying they pay super well with zero data points. I was wondering if any of you had information from reliable sources at what compensation looks like for analyst, associate, and principal, as I imagine for MD+ compensation is wildly variable. I heard from many friends the 50K signing for Anl1 is definitely true, but was wondering what compensation might look like for An2/3, Asso 1-3
11 Sep 2020
I am starting at a new shop in a week. Will be working on real estate acquisitions, real estate development and small venture capital opportunities. My new employer is offering me a low-interest line of credit to co-invest in deals, to be used at my discretion. The line tops out at $25k/year, which for reference is about a third of the base comp. The interest and principal on the line get paid out as the deals perform. I am not very familiar with the various co-investment structures out there so I am wondering if anyone has any experience with this type of structure and what some of the
24 Aug 2020
So I hear a lot about how some banks have good comp or bad comp, but what are the actual numbers here for analysts in all years for both salary and bonus? Wondering based on the type of bank. From my understanding, this is what 1st year analysts are GENERALLY paid, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong or off (some are definitely dart throws). Insight on how it scales until the associate level would be helpful as well. Thanks. MM: salary 80k, bonus 40-60k boutiques: salary 80k, bonus 40-60k bulge: salary salary 80-90k, bonus 30-50k elite boutiques: salary 80-90k, bonus 60-80k
02 Sep 2020
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22 Jun 2020
Anyone know what the average salary/bonus was for an Analyst & Associate in ~2010? Trying to understand how its changed in the last 10 years.
12 Oct 2020
Hi all, Anyone have intel on base pay / bonuses for first-year analysts @ Landmark Partners? It's a secondaries PE firm based in CT, I know they're one of the biggest players in the space but haven't seen any figures on comp on here yet. Just trying to get an idea of how it stacks up against BBs, direct PE, etc. Thanks.
28 Sep 2020
Hi guys, I'm an average undergrad student(20 yo) from an average uni in Bangalore, India. GPA - 7.5, 2 internships in wealth management ( not well-known firms), 1 on-going internship in quantitative finance( not a well-known frim). I'll be writing CFA L1, feb 2021. yet to take the GMAT, I'll probably get around 680-700. I've completed a bunch of Insidesherpa virtual experience modules and I'm doing 2 courses on coursera ( python and investment management). I've recently started to trade penny stocks with a small sum, I'd like to take this forward too. I want to make big money in the comings
23 Aug 2020
I've been curious for a while how PE partnerships are structured in terms of compensation. Do partners (real GP % owning partners) own a % of the GP and accrue a % of the carry every year? What are the vesting terms for ownership and how does that usually work out? Does a PE fund put a fixed % of the management fee aside for paying employees or themselves? Really curious to hear from any PE/HF partners here on how partnership terms are structured.
02 Jun 2020
My real estate experience consists of +4 years in MF acquisitions. About 3 months ago, I left my old company on good terms and transitioned over to the development side (MF). I work for a small shop with a good group of guys who are intent on growing. Culture is good, work/life balance is good but pay is definitely on the low side with my experience. I don't have a slice of the pie and bonus is a lump sum for each deal closed. If we close any deals next year, it will be towards the very end of the year. If successful, I will be in the low 100's next year, all-in comp. Recently, I was
26 Dec 2019
Need some career advice. I am considering leaving my quant role for a startup. I have 2+ yrs of experience as a quant working at a single manager fund. I am considering leaving for a startup that has a product that I find really interesting. The startup has had a strong funding round and they are
21 Dec 2019
I am in the position of finding deals for a PE firm. The agreement is that I will get a piece of the equity upon consummation. We're looking at middle market companies ($500M to $3B in EV). My role will be to be a board member and/or run the company once acquired. I am an expert in the vertical. Q1: What should be the percent of deal upside (i.e. percent of value above acquisition cost) that someone gets for helping source + operate and/or oversee (i.e. chairing the board)? Q2: What other compensation should I be asking for (i.e. retainer, success fee...)?
15 Apr 2020
Afternoon, guys. I read through the comp survey, which was awesome, but I want to know if anyone has any first or second hand knowledge of the pay scale and/or comp structure at various levels at Jamestown - Analyst, Associate, VP, etc? No worries if not since this is very specific, but I figured I would ask.
07 Feb 2020
Hi everyone - I've been trying to work out the compensation levels across europe in MBB. So far based on the information provided here on the forum and also through other channels I know the following for entry level positions (pre-MBA): UK: around 50k pound +/- 10% NL: 50-55k euro DE: 70k euro CH: 95-100k euro Nordics: 50-60k euro Now I am completely in the dark regarding Belgium, Luxembourg, France and most importantly Central Europe/Eastern Europe Region/Balkans Some people say it is 1/3 of Germany, some people say more some less... I've heard that purchasing power is actually one of the
22 Nov 2020
Everyone is always so concerned about group prestige and firm prestige, this seems to stem largely from an eagerness to move over to the buy-side and get into a top firm/MF etc... If you are an individual who wants to stay in banking when does your firm and group "prestige" on the street start to matter in regard to compensation? I.e. if you are a VP at a BB in a lower performing M&A group versus a VP at the same BB or a different BB in a higher performing M&A group in regard to larger aggregate deal amount and "clout" and "prestige" - does this mean that the "better" M&A group is compensating
01 Jun 2020
Hi all! I am thinking of doing a further study and moving into quant space on the sell side. Could anyone give a picture of the career perspective as a Quant Analyst in London? For example, how quickly it could climb up along the career ladder like analyst, asso, vp, d, md. And what is the general / average compensation structure like currently at different levels? Many thanks!
10 Nov 2020
got an SA offer for Nomura IB CFS (cap markets) and want to know more about their strongest teams and comp. i understand from Pan European Monkey 's great post (https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20-most-fr…) that LevFin is a strength -- i'm aiming for that and expressed + was assessed on it during my interviews -- are there any other particularly strong teams (in regards to dealflow + exits)? i know their base salary is above-market, but how do their bonuses / all-in compare to other banks?
06 Nov 2020
How common or realistic is it to negotiate your first year compensation coming out of undergrad? Does your GPA or graduating with honors have any effect? Can you bring other offers from different companies into consideration? Also, say you interned with a company your sophomore and junior summer - should you expect to earn more than somebody new to the company in the same position? Mostly asking for traditional corporate finance roles (I don't assume it changes with LDPs?) And also corporate development.
03 Nov 2020
Hi all, On a throwaway for obvious reasons. Would like to get a sense from others in the NYC area if I'm being underpaid or not given tenor, fund size, and responsibilities to get a sense for market Experience - 5 years total (2 banking, 3 PE at MF), have been quarterbacking deals (VP responsibilities) for over a year now including docs, diligence, negotiations, underwriting and portfolio management Comp - ~300 cash, 325 DAW (w/ vest) Where do VP's price in today's market? Would value feedback from anyone who's recent made a move at this level / further along in careers to get sense of if i'm
03 Jun 2019
I have an offer at a middle-market private equity firm that is fairly new. They just closed on $1.2bn, trying to get an idea on compensation at the Post-MBA VP level. What are thoughts on $175k base, $175k bonus, 100bps carry?
23 Oct 2020
Hi, I am going through my first transition now, and I am curious why the comp is usually discussed in an "all-in" format. Isn't the bonus supposed to be discretionary or based on some formula depending on the performance (and determined at the year-end)? Why do we set the bonus amount at the beginning? Is it just for the first year?
13 Oct 2020
Finishing up my MBA and an associate at a REPE firm in the EU. I just recently got laid off as the fund is relatively new and they aren't able to generate business until later this fall by our projections. I am able to finish my time there up to the point of graduation which is good, but not I am looking to return home and have landed an interview for a Sr. Acquisitions Analyst for a investment firm in the SF area focusing on residential, retail, and mixed properties. My previous comp: $80k, no bonus, but super flexible schedule due to my MBA What can I expect from a firm in SF? My experience
06 Apr 2020
Hi, Currently working at an IB (associate level) and looking for a transition. I'm interviewing with a FoF, ca. 70 Bln Aum for an Institutional sales / IR position, role seems exciting, lots of client facing and travel, comp is great as well. What is the career growth? Exit opp and salary packages when getting some seniority? Partner position still reachable? Thank you for the insights
05 Oct 2020
I was recently offered a position to join the valuations desk of a MF PE Shop. I am from a nontarget and my ultimate goal is to eventually go to a M7 program for my MBA. Would taking this BO job hinder my ability to make that transition? Also, does anyone have any numbers into how compensation is paid out in non-junior level roles? (How much associates, and Directors make). Debating if I should take this role for the prestige or go work in a CF role for a Fortune 10 Company. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
12 Feb 2019
I currently work at an investor-focused non-profit, and am currently being recruited for an ESG-focused role at a large PE firm. I have demonstrated both strong subject-matter knowledge and an exceptionally strong network of senior execs from sovereign funds, pension funds, and other large asset owners that I have developed in 10+ years in an asset-owner facing role. I run a team of five and am responsible for c-suite and MD level relationships at large LPs. I started my career at a large asset management company before transitioning into economic policy and non-profit roles. How can I go
22 Sep 2020
I have heard everything from $35k base + 50-75bps commission to $250k base + 100-300% bonus. Can anyone weigh in on producer compensation for debt / mezz / pref at Starwood, Related, CapitalSource, ACORE (mezz/debt funds, etc.)? Any insight is appreciated!
12 Feb 2019
This PE compensation report gives a dollar amount for carry (bottom of page 16, for example). What does this number mean? Is it paid over the duration of the fund?
06 Aug 2020
Got an offer as a senior associate (I think it's the same as a senior manager?) in corporate development. All-in it looks like it would range from $200-$275k (salary is $165k). Is this where the market is for a senior associate / senior manager in corporate development? Anyone in corporate development that could comment?
12 Jun 2018
I haven't seen a lot of concrete info on compensation in ER. Does anyone have reasonable expectations for comp at the junior analyst/associate and VP levels? of course senior analyst will vary but I'm curious about junior levels. Does BB vs MM/Boutique matter much?
30 Nov 2018
Hey everyone I just have a quick question about PE in Canada. What are the comps like at the big Canadian PE shops (Onex, Birch Hill, etc)? What are the comps like working at a PE arm of a pension fund? Is IBD or PE generally better in terms of long-term careers in Canada? Thanks
17 Apr 2018
Hello all, Long time lurker and first time poster. I just wanted to share how much WSO has helped me. 4 Years ago I was a no-name at a no-name university and had nearly failed out of High-school. I decided one day to sit down and change my life (after receiving a LOUD wake-up call). So, I did what any money-hungry little freshman would do and literally googled, "what jobs make the most money?" My more naive self found that there were surgeons and hedge fund managers pulling in the dough, and I was not about to go to med school. I ended up turning my life around I lost 20lbs, getting a
14 Apr 2018
Have anyone seen a good compensation report that includes MD salary/bonus in NYC? Lots of datapoints for ANL/ASO. Curious to see how things look if you stay for the long-term.
10 Dec 2018
As the title suggests, would greatly appreciate it if someone can shed some light into the firm (i.e. deal flow, comp, exit opps, reputation, etc). Understand they're one of the few renewables focused advisory firms in the US (aside from Marathon Capital and Greentech) but that's pretty much it given there is limited information on the web.
11 Jun 2019
I am a college senior who was recently given an offer to work as an Acquisitions analyst at a ~$5B REPE firm in NYC. I was told the comp will be "market" and don't have much experience with the RE industry/RE forums so I am not sure what market comp out of UG is exactly. Google searches, payscale, glassdoor, etc. haven't been very helpful in this regard. Is the compensation comparable to "regular" PE firms? Some examples/shared experiences would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.
24 Aug 2018
Hi everyone, I have been lurking on this forum for quite some time now. Throughout most of my time as an undergraduate, I have aimed for roles in investment banking, but it appears that an REPE analyst role has fallen into my lap and I have been trying to gauge what compensation is for the past few months. I have read the previous compensation threads and was left with many more questions than answers as it appears that compensation is very firm-dependent. However, in my research, I came across the following compensation study: http://www.rhodesassociates.com/wp-content/upload…
23 Feb 2019
Does anyone have numbers on current base / bonus rates for HF analysts out of IB programs (1-2 years out of college)? Since HF pay is less uniform than banking / PE gigs, it'd be useful to collect some data points. Given the variability in HF pay, it would be great if you could include AUM / fund size as well as a description of the fund if possible (single vs multi manager, long vs long/short, etc) so we can get a sense of what the current figures are like across the board.
11 Oct 2018
Can someone give me some insight on compensation for Corporate Banking professionals at non-American banks (Japanese, Canadian, and European)?
06 Oct 2019
Hi everyone. I wanted to get some candid advice from all of you about a job I'm thinking about taking. It is a VC role at a top-tier firm. I'm being directly hired as an associate (so I'll skip the two-year analyst role). My only concern is that I believe that the salary is slightly low. I'll basically be making a little less than 100K on an annual basis. I know that this is a unique opportunity but I have a number of banking offers that would allow me to make your typical BB type salary. However, I strongly want to be in VC long-term. This VC role would clearly set me up to be a partner well
19 Dec 2017
How much is total compensation for a 1st year analyst at HFF? (Salary + Commission + Bonus?) Assumptions: South East City, Debt/Equity Placement Team Any insight/thoughts would be great, thank you in advanced!
13 Dec 2017
Signed a offer at a PE fund early this year for 2019. Didn't negotiate at all, and just signed because I was so excited and they were excited about me. Now I'm starting to realize I was a little bit low-balled compared to other comparable funds (didn't even ask for a signing bonus). Is it OK to try to renegotiate at this point? I was thinking about going to the headhunter first and getting their thoughts.
21 Nov 2018
I've been hearing of these M&A groups (not transaction services, but DCF as in post McColl Partners acquisition) at consulting places like Deloitte. Generally it seems like people agree comp is lower but hours are better. Just wondering exactly what the comp is like in 2017 and how good are the hours exactly?
04 Dec 2017
Latest Arkesden Report has been published online. Changes don't look too significant but will be interesting to see what the 2020-2021 report looks like.
01 Apr 2020
I cant find much in the way of compensation for real estate other then the summary page from the HR consultant that is floating around here, so I thought maybe people will be willing to describe what they do, their market, and what their compensation looks like. Industry: Real Estate Development Title: Development Associate Market: California major sub markets Shop Size: Small (0-20 employees) Experience: 6 years real estate, 3 years being development Product: Mostly ground up market rate multifamily (50-200 units), some commercial ground up Duties: Manage entire projects as the second behind
09 Aug 2016
What is typical pre-MBA compensation at a VC firm in a major market (e.g. SF, NYC) after two years of IB or consulting? I've heard the total comp is lower than PE, but looking for information about typical base salary, bonus, and carry ranges.
05 Jan 2018
Hello all. I'm a Director in a MM PE fund and my review is coming up. I've got the Heidrick & Struggles PE compensation report for 2016, but are there any other reports/analyses you would suggest in order to get a sense for what market base/bonus/carry is (by fund size, AUM, region, etc.)?
01 Jan 2018
Hello World! Compensation in the PE world can be a bit of a black box. I sometimes get approached by folks who are perplexed by their compensation packages at a middle market PE fund. There is little consistency even across funds of the same size. On the surface, this doesn't exactly make a whole lot of sense. After all, it is easy to calculate a PE firm's revenue: simply take the fund size, multiple by 2%, and there you have a pretty good estimate. Right? Wrong! Here are a couple of the dynamics at play "under the hood" that can have a profound impact on the PE firm's revenue and therefore
29 Dec 2016
Hey guys, Thanks for being helpful on this forum. Right now I've received an offer to lateral to another bank in a busier part of my industry. I think I'm the best candidate they're going to hire. What can I expect in the form of compensation / bonus for a lateral? They've provided a small stipend for moving expenses but I'm wondering if they'll pay me for the bonus that I'm leaving behind at my current firm. Is there a precedent for this? Do you know how laterals were previously compensated? Also - do you know if they kept their title or lost time on that during the transition?
12 Mar 2020