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  2. 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 comments25 Sep 2018 -

  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. 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 ...

    12 comments5 Aug 2019 -

  5. 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 Salary ...

    27 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  6. 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 comments31 Mar 2017 -

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

    22 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  8. 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 comments3 Apr 2017 -

  9. Favorite PE Firm?

    Private Equity

    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 comments6 Feb 2012 -

  10. Best PE Firms?

    Private Equity

    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 comments24 Jun 2012 -

  11. 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 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  12. 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 comments12 Nov 2010 -

  13. 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 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  14. 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 comments21 Aug 2013 -

  15. 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 -

  16. 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 Salary ...

    11 comments24 Nov 2010 -

  17. LPs- how and why

    Hedge Fund

    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 comments15 Jan 2012 -

  18. 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 comments31 May 2010 -

  19. 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 comments19 Apr 2012 -

  20. 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 comments8 Sep 2012 -

  21. Advice on Choosing Offers

    Investment Banking

    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 comments8 Jan 2009 -

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

    5 comments13 Dec 2011 -

  23. 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 -

  24. 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 comments8 Mar 2019 -

  25. 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 comments7 Jul 2014 -

  26. 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 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  27. 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 comments28 Apr 2018 -

  28. 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 comments6 Feb 2017 -

  29. 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 comments23 Apr 2016 -

  30. 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 comments21 Apr 2016 -

  31. FoF Pay?

    Hedge Fund

    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 comments18 May 2013 -

  32. 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 comments23 Nov 2011 -

  33. 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 comments15 May 2018 -

  34. 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 comments10 May 2015 -

  35. 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 comments26 Jul 2011 -

  36. 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 comments18 Apr 2011 -

  37. What job is this???

    Private Equity

    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 comments2 Mar 2011 -

  38. 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 comments15 Jan 2011 -

  39. BAAM Fund-of-Funds

    Hedge Fund

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

    2 comments25 Jan 2010 -

  40. 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 comments15 Jan 2009 -

  41. 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 ...

    23 Apr 2012 -

  42. 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 ...

    12 Feb 2016 -

  43. 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 ...

    23 May 2017 -

  44. 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 -

  45. FoF compensation structure

    Asset Management

    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 ...

    11 Apr 2016 -

  46. 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 Salary ...

    1 comment8 Jun 2015 -

  47. 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 comment21 Apr 2016 -

  48. 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 comment9 Jul 2014 -

  49. 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 comment22 Apr 2016 -

  50. UBS securitized products

    Investment Banking

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

    1 comment26 Apr 2014 -

  51. 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 ...

    21 Mar 2013 -

  52. 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 ...

    23 May 2012 -

  53. 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 comment23 May 2011 -

  54. 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 ...

    29 Sep 2010 -