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  2. Investing in Private Equity

    Hi everyone, To give you some background, I recently inherited around $2.0 million from my passed grandfather. I am looking into investing this money, but am rather skeptical of the market at the moment, and bond yields are very low. Of course, I will sti ...

    57 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 25 2018 - 4:37pm -

  3. 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 ...

    105 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 14 2018 - 12:49am -

  4. Blackrock Private Equity Partners

    Anybody know anything about the group? Have a super day with their New Jersey office in a couple days. Mostly FoF? How much direct? What do exit ops look like? Fund of Funds BlackRock BlackRock Financial Management Salary ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:59pm -

  5. Private Equity Fund of Funds: Case Study

    Hi, I am about to do a case study interview for a PE FoF's for a junior analyst position. I've been told that I do not need to prepare anything and will be given an hour to read the materials and prepare before presenting my views followed by a ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 31 2017 - 6:43pm -

  6. What does a fund of funds analyst do?

    Does it differ between HF FoF and PE FoF? Fund of Funds ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  7. Interview with Blackstone Fund of funds... HELP!

    Hey, I'm a junior in college interviewing (final round)this week for a Blackstone summer analyst job in the fund of funds. Does anyone have any insight on what kind of questions I should be expecting? So far I've had no technical questions, just ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  8. Favorite PE Firm?

    Here's a gem of a question that I got at a PE FOF interview a couple weeks ago. Person asked me: "So what are your three favorite PE firms?" I was like, "Favorite in terms of what?" Interviewer said "Oh you know, their strate ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2012 - 9:54am -

  9. Best PE Firms?

    I have an interview coming up for a PE FoF Associate position. What is the best way to get smart on some top PE firms in terms of performance so I can discuss in an interview? Which PE strategies are doing well these days? Are there any PE shops that are ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2012 - 8:06pm -

  10. Fund of Funds Career Path?

    So I had a quick question about Fund of Funds. There is not a whole lot of information on this site about how to break in. Is there any kind of boiler plate path into a FoF? I find the idea really interesting, and I was wondering if anyone had any experie ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2012 - 3:20pm -

  11. HELP! NEED GUIDANCE ON NEXT POSSIBLE CAREER MOVE.

    Hello fellow WSO users. I am seeking advice on some next steps to my career path, and any insight would be helpful. My background: graduated in 08 from a well known undergrad program with a degree in finance. Accepted an offer for a PE FoF but was laid of ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2010 - 11:21am -

  12. Protege Partners- Anyone have info on the firm?

    Fund of funds in NY. Anyone have a take on them? I did a search and a few topics came up, but they were a little old and I wondered if anyone knew something more up to date. Fund of Funds ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:37pm -

  13. Started my career in a FoF/advisory role- where to go from here?

    I began a few months ago as an analyst at a PE FoF /advisor at a firm that's a good player in the space (think Capital Dynamics, StepStone, HarbourVest). I've been finding the work to be very boring and extremely qualitative. I've learned a ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 21 2013 - 11:12pm -

  14. 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 -

  15. List of Fund of (Hedge) Funds in USA

    Does anybody have a list of US Fund of Funds? I've been looking on Google for the past 15-20 minutes, and I just can't find one. Fund of Funds ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2010 - 1:56am -

  16. LPs- how and why

    on the website of HIG Capital, one of the bigger PE funds, they list a bunch of their investors ("Our investors include some of the world's leading investment banks, financial institutions, pension funds and endowments.") On that list are a ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2012 - 2:12am -

  17. GS AIMS Private Equity Group

    I've been looking into the Private Equity Group within GS AIMS recently (saw a posting a few weeks ago) and noticed a lot of former analysts were able to exit into PE buyout shops, despite the group doing primaries / secondaries / co-investments, rat ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 5 2019 - 12:16am -

  18. Secondary Private Equity Funds Compensation

    What is the compensation for secondary private equity funds like HarbourVest, Coller Capital, GS PEG, AXA, Lexington Partners, ect for analysts and associates. Also, where do fund managers top out? Some of these places get pretty high returns so I wanted ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2010 - 3:49pm -

  19. Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group (CFIG) Interview

    Hey guys, I just got an interview with Credit Suisse's Fund of Funds group and I'm wondering how to prepare for Fund of Funds interviews. Are they similar to PE interviews? The first round is a 2 hour in person interview, so I'm guessing it ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2012 - 9:38pm -

  20. Hedge Fund of Funds Investing: A Monkey's Review

    As the name suggests, a "Fund of funds" is a fee-based investment vehicle whose target is not individual stocks, bonds, or other instruments, but other hedge funds. The two largest benefits to investing in a fund of funds are that they tend to h ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 8 2012 - 9:17pm -

  21. Advice on Choosing Offers

    Hi all, I am currently in a position where I am choosing from some offers, and I would like some advice from the community to help me decide which one would be the best to choose. The first offer is for an analyst position at a PE Fund of Funds that has o ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2009 - 2:32am -

  22. What's worse? Sell-side Equity Research OR Fund of Funds??

    What's worse? Sell-side Equity Research OR Fund of Funds?? Equity Research Fund of Funds asset management ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2011 - 2:40pm -

  23. 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 -

  24. Reneg Private Markets Intern Offer for a LMM PE?

    Hey WSO Community! I have already accepted a private markets internship offer from a PE FOF (think HarbourVest, StepStone but a lot smaller / they mostly do co-investments). I just got another intern offer from a LMM PE fund that manages roughly $200MM an ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 8 2019 - 1:59am -

  25. software for fund selectors: MorningStar, eVestment, Bloomberg?

    How do MS Direct and eVestment compare with Bloomberg for fund screening? If I understand correctly, MS direct is cheaper than Bloomberg (17k p.a.), what about eVestment? MS direct provides 3x smaller coverage of hedge funds than Barclays Hedge/Eurekahedg ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2014 - 9:30am -

  26. Is the Endowment Model Broken?- Conservative model

    Of the past 11 trading days, 10 (including today) have had triple digit moves, making this one of the most volatile times in history for the market. I've been watching Bloomberg and CNBC experts discuss how to safely invest in this time and have hear ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 6:12am -

  27. Wealth Management Research Analyst

    Would like to get your thoughts on being a research analyst for a wealth manager. The position would entail doing third party manager research and due diligence. How are wealth management research analysts viewed, given financial advisers are at the front ...

    3 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 28 2018 - 12:48pm -

  28. Cambridge Associates vs Prominent FoF (Grosvenor, Pantheon)

    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 ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2017 - 5:40pm -

  29. PE Fund-of-Funds- Help would be appreciated

    Hey, Would anyone be able to run a search on CapIQ or FactSet for me for one or all of the below? PE FoF investing in Africa PE FoF based in Africa Any organisation (pension funds, govnmt, asset managers, foundations) that invest in PE funds in Africa I&# ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 7:19am -

  30. Fund of Funds internship question- What kind of research?

    So I have an internship at a Fund of Funds in their Quant Research Group, I'm a Junior Undergrad I was wondering what kind of background reading/research I should do before I start. Fund of Funds Hedge Fund of Funds Quantitative analyst ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 4:54am -

  31. FoF Pay?

    Hey guys, Just curious if anyone has an idea what the going rate for an intern in portfolio management at a ~10bn AUM firm would pay. The FoF I am working in is roughly 2-3bn in AUM. Looked around but I couldn't find anything recent or relevant to th ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2013 - 7:42pm -

  32. Whats the difference between fund of funds and endowments

    So whats the difference between the two? I heard Fof has a bigger focus on fund rasing, but from investment perspective, should be very similar. What a difference would it make for a junior analyst then? Thanks so much;> Fund of Funds Endowment investi ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2011 - 11:32am -

  33. Private Equity vs. Corporate Development

    Ability to "Keep Doors Open": Private Equity--have seen plenty of PE? Corporate transfers, but am not aware of Corporate? PE transfers / Corporate Development--would imagine the role could transfer nicely to other high growth companies, but don& ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 15 2018 - 11:45pm -

  34. Most sophisticated fund-of-funds?

    What are some of the most sophisticated fund-of-funds out there in terms of the rigor of their approach towards evaluating managers? Some that come to mind are BAAM, PAAMCO, Mesirow, KKR Prisma, and Magnitude. Any others? Fund of Funds ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 10 2015 - 10:49pm -

  35. 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 -

  36. Working at a Taft Hartley Pension Fund?

    Hi, I'm a long time reader and first time poster. I will be a 2011 graduate and been interviewing for a while now. I messed up my chances at the BBs last fall and been trying to find a good fit at a boutique. Right now, my main prospect is working at ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2011 - 8:08pm -

  37. What job is this???

    So this guy is giving a finance talk.....this is his job description..... "I run the Cash and Credit Management team within the Goldman Sachs Asset Management 's private equity fund of funds business." What does this mean? Is that BO or FO? ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 2:10pm -

  38. How to evaluate PE fund investment- case study

    Just had a case interview with a large private equity fund of funds. Was wondering what the community here thinks the key criteria in evaluating an investment in a PE fund are. I said History- how long has this team worked together, performance through th ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2011 - 11:02am -

  39. BAAM Fund-of-Funds

    Quality of analyst experience? Exit opps? Comp? hedge funds blackstone BX Fund of Funds ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2010 - 4:23pm -

  40. PE Fund of Funds or Distressed Mortgage Shop

    Hi, I recently posted a thread regarding offers, and I would like to ask for more advice from the community. I am currently deciding between a PE fund of funds (> $18 bn AUM) and a distressed mortgage buyer. People wrote that the distressed mortgage fi ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2009 - 4:45pm -

  41. 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 -

  42. Webinar Rewind- ​Co-investments and Fund of Funds Overview + Q&A

    In case you missed our March 25th webinar entitled Co-investments and Fund of Funds Overview, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free until Tuesday 10am et when it goes into our video library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 ment ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2016 - 12:35pm -

  43. Starting career at a FOF doing Investment Research or a propriety networks firm (like Guidepoint Global) research associate?

    I am just graduating college and have found I am very interested in pursuing a career in buyside or sellside equity research. But, I have found it to be difficult to find/get a job doing equity research right out of college. Thus I am currently looking at ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2017 - 10:46pm -

  44. 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 -

  45. FoF compensation structure

    Would like to inquire about the compensation structure for a mutual fund FoF. Part of the job includes secondary investing and portfolio construction/tactical allocation. Some searching showed 70k + 20-30% bonus for PE FoFs, so I wonder how different this ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2016 - 2:29am -

  46. Deutsche Bank (DB) Secondaries / Fund of Funds

    So information I have these guys thus far is just what's on their website and funds they have raised (targets/amount raised). Anyone know anything else about these guys? Deutsche Bank db Secondaries Fund of Funds ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2015 - 8:16pm -

  47. Fund of funds- Work activities and culture?

    What can I expect in an interview, work activities, culture, etc.? How does it differ in hours, pay, exit opps, etc. than other finance positions? Fund of Funds ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 4:54am -

  48. Transitioning out of fund of funds, is MBA necessary?

    Is it possible for someone to transition out of fund of funds to join a top bank or IM firm? Will becoming CFA chartered be enough? I graduated from BC. Fund of Funds ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2014 - 11:14am -

  49. Is the Endowment Model Broken?- Triple digit moves

    Of the past 11 trading days, 10 (including today) have had triple digit moves, making this one of the most volatile times in history for the market. I've been watching Bloomberg and CNBC experts discuss how to safely invest in this time and have hear ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 6:12am -

  50. UBS securitized products

    Thanks UBS Morgan Stanley Fund of Funds Funds of Hedgefunds Securitized products ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2014 - 5:08pm -

  51. Anybody have experience working in Public Equity (State Retirement Funds?)

    I've got my second interview coming up for an analyst position with a state fund. It's in the real estate department and we'll be investing in other investment managers for the most part. It sounds a little like a fund of funds analyst posi ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2013 - 5:44pm -

  52. Magnum Global Investments

    Anyone know anything about these guys? I haven't been able to dredge up much research on them-- I met with them at SALT and they seemed interested in considering us for a seed allocation, but I've never heard of them before and I haven't th ...

    - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2012 - 12:41am -

  53. Fund of Funds Analyst Pay? What's reasonable

    I just got offered a job at a hedge fund of funds as an analyst (entry level, I've been interning there for a short while) in the New York metropolitan area, and they want me to give them a number for the yearly base salary. The firm is in the range ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2011 - 10:35pm -

  54. BAAM Full-Time Analyst Salary

    1st time user here, so I apologize beforehand if this is at all inappropriate. But I am considering offers from a few different places, one of which is Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM). Does anyone know the compensation for a 1st year analys ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2010 - 12:42pm -