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  2. AMA: Credit hedge fund analyst at MF, former BB trader

    Mod Note (Andy): AMA/Interview Tuesdays! Email me ([email protected]) if you'd like to do an AMA or interview for WSO My background is working in a high yield/distressed trading desk as a research analyst and trader, before making the move to a ...

    73 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jan 11 2014 - 5:00pm -

  3. Quality of talent at Megafunds?

    What's the difference in quality of talent at a megafund vs. MM PE vs. smaller PE shops, at the junior entry level? I'm not sure if talent at the junior level is pretty consistent throughout the PE landscape because getting into a fund is more t ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2015 - 11:00am -

  4. Chicago- Megafund placement

    Hey guys, Seems like a lot of the Megafunds do not have offices in Chicago. Saw on one old thread there were two people fighting back and forth regarding this so I just wanted to settle it out here and see what the real deal was. Do top groups in Chicago ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2014 - 2:22am -

  5. Mega / PE Fund Performance

    Anybody know of a resource that that tracks performance of specific firms / funds so you can actually compare across over the same time periods? Or is this more known just by word of mouth / word on the street? Thanks in advance. private equity megafund p ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2013 - 4:05pm -

  6. Megafund=Sweatshop?

    I was just curious, are all megafunds (KKR, TPG, BX, Carlyle...) sweatshops? Are there any megafunds where normal hours are possible? megafund ...

    45 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 22 2009 - 1:29pm -

  7. Second-tier PE funds

    If we consider the top tier PE funds (and ultimate career goal) to be the megafunds (i.e. KKR, Blackstone, TPG, Carlyle, etc.) then what's the following tranche? Which funds are good as an inbetween stepping stone from IB to mega-PE/B-school for pre- ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2015 - 8:54am -

  8. Best Groups in Hong Kong for Buyside Recruiting

    What are the best banks/groups in Hong Kong for recruiting for buyside positions in mainland/HK? Would also be interested in hearing where past analysts from the said banks/groups are headed. Hong Kong buyside PE megafund ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2016 - 11:12pm -

  9. What is the appeal of mega-funds?

    Just out of curiosity, would love to hear people's views on this: So many of us finance guys spend all their time worrying about getting into the top group at whatever bank so they can move to mega funds in private equity or big hedge funds, where th ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2013 - 4:28pm -

  10. If you had to bet on one megafund, which would it be?

    Put another way, which PE firm do you think will do the best over the next 10-20 years? why? megafund ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2013 - 1:36pm -

  11. List of Megafunds

    What is the real official list of megafund Pe shops? Is it the top 50 on wikipedia? I'm going to a BB that has no problem placing megafunds so I would like a list to see where I'm going to be at in 2 years. megafund ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2010 - 11:23am -

  12. BAML Best Group for PE?

    I accepted an offer to join BAML this summer as a sophomore IB analyst. I am wondering which group would best position me for PE. Right now I am debating between LevFin and Financial Sponsors. Investment Banking Bank of America group placement megafund BB ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 10:32pm -

  13. Megafund Credit Arms

    What is the general reputation, pay, culture, exit ops, etc. of the credit arms of megafunds i.e. Sankaty, TPG Credit, KKR AM, etc.? Looking for information on a pre-MBA associate role. Any help or insight is much appreciated. hedge fund credit distressed ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2013 - 1:05am -

  14. Spring 2014 buyside recruiting results

    Sounds like most megafunds and lots of MM PE as well as hedge funds have given out offers. Curious to see what offers people have landed and more importantly from what groups. throwaway accounts encouraged buyside hedge fund Recruiting PE megafund ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2014 - 8:50pm -

  15. Megafund Credit to Bschool

    I'm planning on joining the Credit team (looking at HY specifically) for a MF firm (GSO, Apollo, Ares, Bain Capital) as a first year analyst out of undergrad. I'm obviously aware of PE placement from these firms but are Credit analysts/associate ...

    6 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 15 2018 - 10:37pm -

  16. Megafund IRRs

    Attached a spreadsheet with the returns of the various "megafunds" since 2000 if anyone is interested. Doesn't include any funds post 2008 as most of those are still investing/harvesting megafund ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 4 2014 - 9:22pm -

  17. H/S/W to Credit MF

    Hi, is H/S/W to MF Credit (BX Tac Opps/GSO/ KKR Credit/Apollo Credit etc.) an achievable goal in the US? I know they hire mostly laterals from LevFin / HY /Restructuring in London but then London has less of an MBA focus in general. Eg. when HBS jobs repo ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2016 - 7:19pm -

  18. ER vs M&A for L/S Eq Megafund

    If you had a choice between: middle-ranked BB ER industry team (think #5 or 6 in the top 10 II poll) vs. BB M&A team with significant modeling experience but which has not closed many deals in the last 1-2 years 1) which one would you choose for movin ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2011 - 1:31pm -

  19. Feeders to Megafund

    Who are they? GS TMT GS FIG- does its analysts only get to join the FIG team of the PE firm? MS M&A (Gap) Lazard M&A JPM SLF Mod Edit: This must be the tenth topic this week on this. I've about had all I can take. If you really want to carry ...

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

  20. MM to MF after HBS

    If one doesn't end up at a megafund after 2 years in investment banking, but rather, ends up at a MM shop for the pre-MBA stint, would it be possible to transition to a megafund after 2 years at HBS or do megafunds only take post-MBA associates that ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2012 - 12:20am -

  21. Megafund exec agreed to talk to me.. need advice.

    I've been networking my ass off and finally found a guy that is willing to talk to me. He is an executive at a megafund (bain, BX, KKR, tpg) he told me to call him later on this week. To give you some background: I have been trying to get a job in IB ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2011 - 9:22pm -

  22. Singapore Megafund

    Does anyone here work for a megafund in Singapore / familiar or know about megafunds in Singapore? I was wondering about the role of a pre-MBA associate relative to the same role in a US office. Was also wondering about comp and if it's comparable to ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2011 - 10:50am -

  23. Megafund kids a year

    How many analysts from banks do megafunds take each year (approximate number for the firm and combined for all megafunds)? Sorry if it's dumb question. PE megafund ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2010 - 7:26am -

  24. Megafund PE Analyst Bonuses

    What is the typical/average bonus for 1st year analysts at PE megafunds? Any data on the past few years' bonuses for PE analysts would be great. I've skimmed some of the PEP digest reports but I'd like some additional input here as well. Th ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2018 - 11:51am -

  25. TPG Raising $2bn for a "bridge fund"

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/30/us-tpg-bridgefund-idUSBREA0T01L20140130 : TPG asked the Oregon Investment Council for a $700 million commitment to the bridge fund, which was approved. Dubbed the TPG Strategic Partnership Interim Fund, the b ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2014 - 2:59pm -

  26. Summer Analyst—GS Coverage vs PWP vs CV

    Which would you pick for a summer analyst- GS Coverage vs PWP vs CV? Exit opps to MF is a primary consideration gs pwp cv megafund ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 17 2018 - 2:08pm -

  27. Pay differences between MF, upper MM, smaller shops

    What are the pay scales generally for megafunds, upper middle market firms, and smaller firms? How much does one make as a first year pre-MBA associate, second year pre-MBA associate, first year *post-MBA* associate, etc and how does the pay change based ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2013 - 4:13am -

  28. Megafund vs. MM Private Equity

    Approaching the end of the year once again there are quite a few discussions and rumours floating around between analysts in the city. Who is going where, what opportunities are people looking at and what are other analysts considering a good move after y ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2012 - 8:45pm -

  29. Can I ask a Megafund client to coffee?

    As PE recruiting season starts ramping up, I'm looking to use as many opportunities as I can to get in the door. HH are great, but I would like to be proactive and explore other options such as networking/submitting resumes directly to increase my ch ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2012 - 3:01pm -

  30. Megafund HK/Asia office interview process?

    Anyone know how the interview process works for getting into one of the asia offices of a megafund after 2 years banking? Do you still go through the same headhunters and job search process? megafund ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2011 - 11:59am -

  31. Job at a Megafund- Better Hop to It!!

    For all those drooling that they'll have their own RJR Nabisco 's or TXU's by the time they're 30... sorry to burst your bubbles: http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/if-bi... private equity PE megafund ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2010 - 6:04pm -

  32. Define megafund?

    What is the cutoff of a megafund, 10 billion? 5 billion? over 3 billion? How many megafunds are there? megafund ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2010 - 5:18pm -

  33. The Effect of the Mega-Fund

    Recently, an article was ran in Fortune magazine concerning how VC mega-funds are widening the funding gap (Link: http://fortune.com/2018/03/22/venture-capital-fund...).Firms such as Sequoia Capital, Battery Ventures and more are raising millions of dolla ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Mar 28 2018 - 1:29pm -

  34. What Is A Megafund?

    Megafund is simply an extremely large pool of money set up by a private equity firm for the purposes of investing in companies. The amount invested by private investors in a megafund is usually over $5 billion. Some of the most well known megafunds are: C ...

    - silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 9:18am -

  35. 2017 On-Cycle IBD=> PE Timing

    Hi all, Any idea what recruiting timing is going to be this year? I've generally heard that the process is going to kick off with one of the large funds going in mid-January, but is it likely that recruiting happens during MLK weekend? If anyone has ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 4 2017 - 6:52pm -

  36. Megafund Question re exit opp discussion

    When people refer to exit opps to megafunds, are people just talking about the PE arm? For instance, KKR has "85 investment professionals" in their credit arm. This applies to a lot of the other big names with credit arms or "hedge funds.&q ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2015 - 6:15pm -

  37. Megafund Question

    When people refer to exit opps to megafunds, are people just talking about the PE arm? For instance, KKR has "85 investment professionals" in their credit arm. This applies to a lot of the other big names with credit arms or "hedge funds.&q ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2015 - 6:09pm -