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  2. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  3. 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 ...

    105 comments14 Jan 2018 -

  4. 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 comments26 Aug 2014 -

  5. 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 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  6. 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 comments25 Nov 2014 -

  7. 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 comments18 Oct 2013 -

  8. 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 comments12 Apr 2017 -

  9. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  10. 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 comments10 May 2011 -

  11. 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 comments15 Sep 2017 -

  12. BB Fof---> pigeonholing?

    Investment Banking

    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 comments22 Mar 2010 -

  13. 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 ...

    9 comments21 Nov 2016 -

  14. 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 comments13 Apr 2018 -

  15. 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 comments13 Apr 2011 -

  16. 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 comments25 Jun 2014 -

  17. 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 comments7 Mar 2016 -

  18. 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 comments29 Jul 2011 -

  19. 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 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  20. Finished my 1st year

    Investment Banking

    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 comments10 Aug 2013 -

  21. 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 comments25 May 2011 -

  22. SVB Capital VC FoF Interview

    Asset Management

    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 Interview ...

    3 comments31 Mar 2011 -

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

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments6 Sep 2018 -

  24. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  25. 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 comments14 Mar 2016 -

  26. 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 comments27 Jun 2015 -

  27. FoF vs ALM

    Job Search Advice

    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 comments9 May 2011 -

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

    2 comments19 Mar 2010 -

  29. 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 ...

    6 May 2020 -

  30. 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 ...

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    1 comment14 Mar 2018 -

  32. 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 comment6 Feb 2017 -

  33. 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 ...

    16 Nov 2011 -

  34. Goldman Sachs HFS

    Asset Management

    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 comment16 Aug 2011 -

  35. 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 comment5 Mar 2010 -