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  2. PE Fund-of-funds......exit ops?

    Given the state of the economy, like many other recent MBA grads I find myself considering alternate career paths. I currently have an offer at a PE Fund-of-funds. The position involves investing in different GPs across the PE industry along with co-inves ...

    104 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 14 2018 - 12:49am -

  3. Fund of Funds Interview- What should I know?

    Hey I have an interview coming up for a fund of funds PE firm analyst position. This will be the 2nd round; a 3-4 person conference call. Does anyone have any experience with a FoF? What did they focus most on, what should I really make sure I know? Any s ...

    71 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:37pm -

  4. Associate in Private Equity FoF- will answer questions

    Noticed quite a few questions regarding FoF on here recently (probably due to recruiting cycle) so thought a thread might be helpful- no PMs if possible. My background is non-traditional. I'm from the UK, top 10(ish) university, finance degree, joine ...

    80 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 1:38pm -

  5. FoF interview HELP!!! (don't we all love interviews)

    Hi! I've got an interview with Forester Capital for Research Analyst (see job description below) in a few days, and I would really appreciate it if you can help me answer the following questions: 1) What do I need to know about HF / FoF /the market? ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  6. Merits of banking once you've secured a PE associate role for July 2018

    I joined a large investment firm out of college and am considering whether or not I should do banking for a year. Background: I interned at a bulge bracket bank for three summers (senior year of high school, sophomore year, and junior year) and went to a ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2017 - 4:00am -

  7. 2nd year analyst at a FoF- could I "start over" as a first year in banking?

    Monkeys, Have been trying to make the switch for a while with no luck. I'd be willing to start as a first year if it meant breaking into banking- would any places even allow that? I know most(all?) BBs are done right now but I never really had a shot ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2014 - 10:51pm -

  8. Help me understand the investment strategy of a FoF

    I work as a tax accountant, and one of my clients is a big FoF. They have 50+ funds investing in hundreds of different PE / HF funds, with most of the ownership percentages well below 1%. I understand the concept of diversification but it still seems real ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2013 - 2:24pm -

  9. Fund of Funds and Asset Modeling at Insurance company

    Wrote a lot of stuff and a lot of questions but this is one of the hardest decisions i've ever had to make. If anyone can answer any of these questions of give any insight I would appreciate it very much. Objective: To pick the job that is going to p ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2011 - 1:39pm -

  10. Experience transitioning from LP to GP?

    Hello all, I am currently at a well known PE FoF with strong secondary/co-investment arms. I've become very interested in the strategy of one of the MM funds we've invested in, and wanted to approach them at some point expressing my interest in ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 15 2017 - 11:51am -

  11. Should I do this...?

    Just a little help, I have an opportunity intern with Metlife Investments' Alternative Investments group in either Capital Markets or FOF hedge fund work. My ultimate goal is to work in a hedge fund and I come from a non target with a decent Regional ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2011 - 1:59pm -

  12. Fund of Funds FoF Rankings

    Hi all, I tried looking for information regarding FoFs but wasn't able to find a comprehensive list online. I'm most looking for world ranking of FoFs by AUM and information pertaining to their returns, investment strategy and if possible the fu ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 13 2018 - 3:32am -

  13. BB Fof---> pigeonholing?

    Question: Am I pigeonholing myself by going to a due dilligence role at a BB Hedge Fund of Fund group? Is there exit opps outside of fofs? Also, any idea compensation here for junior roles and up? (GS Hedge Fund Strategies, DB Advisors Fund of Funds, JPM ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2010 - 4:17am -

  14. How modeling intensive is FoF / Co-invest / Secondary positions?

    Hi, lurker & first time poster. Can anyone share their experience or knowledge on how modeling intensive FoF secondary/co-investing positions are? (Think...Coller, Stepstone, Partners Group, Ardian, Pantheon,etc.) How deep do you really dig into the u ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 21 2016 - 6:17pm -

  15. Why PE FOF versus PE Direct investing?

    Hi People, I have a FOF interview soon.. and this is something along the lines what I am thinking why FOF is better that Direct investing.. can you please add to the below? *Through this approach you can exercise better diversification in the portfolio- t ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 13 2011 - 1:04pm -

  16. Transaction Advisory Vs PE FoF to get to direct buy side PE

    Currently in audit at Big4 (PE Fund of Fund. Fund of Fund seems to do less Co-investment deals than other shops, but does quite a bit of secondary offerings. Goal is to get to direct buy side PE shop, but of course that will take a couple steps to get the ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2014 - 2:13pm -

  17. Advice- Jumping to another PE shop

    I've just been told that 50% of my time will now be dedicated to FoF and no longer 100% on LevFin (buyside).... I feel pretty nauseaus at the sudden change and Idk if I should try to jump ship to another PE shop or stick it out and go for an MBA in a ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 12:12pm -

  18. How to analyze funds for PE FoF investing?

    I'm looking for Sites or Guides that help you understand how to analyze private equity funds for FoFs investing. Any help is appreciated! Fund of Funds FoF private equity funds ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2011 - 7:12pm -

  19. K2 Advisors Research Associate

    Does anyone know anything about K2 Advisors FoF? Is it a well respected FoF? Do new employees get treated well? Is this a good entry level position that will provide a variety of career options in the future? research FoF K2 Advisors ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  20. Finished my 1st year

    Hey all, I just finished my 1st year at a BB Fof and want to move to banking. Anyone knows how I should go about doing this? I feel as if they all recruit only current undergrads. I'm one year out. what paths should I take? IBD Banking lateral move F ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2013 - 12:46am -

  21. Funds of Funds and Secondary Fund question

    Hi all, I recently received an interview question at a PE interview, the interviewer asked me if I was working in a Funds of Funds and is looking to invest into GPs, what are the factors (issues) / general framework that I should be considerating before m ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2011 - 8:26pm -

  22. SVB Capital VC FoF Interview

    I have a first round interview with these guys next week. Anyone have any idea what kind of questions I might get? What would I usually need to know for a VC FoF interview? Thanks. interview VC FoF SVB ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2011 - 10:15pm -

  23. PE Fund of Funds--> BB IBD HK?

    Help! What is the likelihood of switching from a PE FOF analyst role at a leading platform (think HarbourVest, Carlyle Group's Alpinvest, etc) in HK to BB IBD? Willing to start from first-year analyst and work my way up. Just need a way out of the PE ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 1 2017 - 5:41am -

  24. Fund of Funds (FOF) return on investment

    Hi all, Recently looking at an opportunity at an Asian FOF. The fund size is still small at the moment, but total firm AUM is 1 billion+. Have a few question on the sector, as I am relatively new to the industry. What is the typical return target for a PE ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 27 2015 - 6:00am -

  25. Soph FoF-> Junior Banking SA Possible?

    Sophomore at a semi-target (Ross/McDonough/Stern/Cornell), top 10% of the class, targeting junior SA gig in IBD. I have a full time offer for this summer as a research analyst for an FOF and a few more interviews (including one decent boutique IBD) coming ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 10 2015 - 8:06pm -

  26. Career Advice: Project Finance-> Infrastructure FoF

    So I am finishing my two years at a major European bank on the Project Finance side. Think SocGec and the likes. Have a decent track record of transactions with mostly commodity background and some infrastructure acquisition deals. They offered me to stay ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2011 - 3:43am -

  27. FoF vs ALM

    I have a research associate offer with a HF FoF and an actuarial offer in the Asset Liability Management group of a big life insurance firm. Which offer is better if I want to get into hedge funds, MBA, or MFE. Also the ALM offer is $14,000 higher. Which ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2011 - 12:07pm -

  28. J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management Comp, Info

    Hey- Does anyone know if this is a strong group? What is the comp? Thanks. FoF ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2010 - 6:23pm -

  29. Recently graduated, getting stuck in fund of funds

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    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Mar 14 2018 - 6:01pm -

  30. What Is A Fund of Funds (FoF)?

    A fund of funds is a fairly self-explanatory entity, it is any form of fund (usually mutual) which invests in other funds as a means of diversification. This is essentially one level of risk removed from being a standard fund, as you would assume that the ...

    - silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 5:08am -

  31. PE Co-invest & Secondary Shop vs Consulting @ Deloitte S&O

    Hello WSO, I'm currently a few months into a Corp Fin gig at a F500 company (non-tech) and am looking at lateral offers as a Business analyst at Deloitte S&O and as a PE analyst at a well regarded PE FoF with well defined co-investment and second ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2017 - 3:32pm -

  32. FoF (Grosvenor/Pantheon) vs Cambridge Associates

    Hello all, If I were hypothetically fortunate enough to receive offers for FO positions at Cambridge Associates (prominent investment consulting firm) and a FoF like Grosvenor/Pantheon, which would you recommend I choose in regards to better Bschool and l ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2017 - 5:41pm -

  33. Info. on fund of PE funds port. construction analyst job

    So I have an interview coming up for a portfolio construction analyst position at a large PE FoF (10B+). I looked the company and FoF information up here, but the information is generally pretty dated, and not generally related specifically to portfolio c ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2011 - 4:20pm -

  34. Goldman Sachs HFS

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any specific information on the GS Hedge Fund Strategies group. What skill set will you pick up from this group? How is the compensation for analysts/ associates/vp/md? Also, how are the exit opps for someone coming o ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2011 - 8:59pm -

  35. FoF at prestigious HF/AM?

    say you had an opportunity to join a top HF / asset manager but in their FoF business (think BAAM). your other options are likely to be a quasi FO /MO role at a reputable but not amazing name, or a pure FO quant trading role at a small & relatively un ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2010 - 4:26pm -