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  2. 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 comments11 Jan 2014 -

  3. 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 comments14 Feb 2015 -

  4. 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 comments30 Sep 2014 -

  5. Megafund=Sweatshop?

    Private Equity

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

    45 comments22 Oct 2009 -

  6. 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 comments1 Feb 2013 -

  7. Second-tier PE funds

    Private Equity

    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 comments17 Jun 2015 -

  8. 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 comments21 Apr 2013 -

  9. 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 comments19 Feb 2016 -

  10. List of Megafunds

    Private Equity

    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 comments8 Nov 2010 -

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

    15 comments23 Feb 2013 -

  12. BAML Best Group for PE?

    Investment Banking

    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 comments11 Mar 2015 -

  13. Megafund Credit Arms

    Private Equity

    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 comments30 Apr 2013 -

  14. 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 comments1 Mar 2014 -

  15. Landed a job at an EB in nyc (laz, evr, moelis) with the goal to make it into MF or UMM PE. Having gone to a non target school (state school), is that going to be a significant deterrent in getting into a top PE firm? How much weight is put on your underg ...

    5 comments17 Sep 2019 -

  16. Megafund IRRs

    Investment Banking

    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 comments4 Jul 2014 -

  17. 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 comments15 Aug 2018 -

  18. 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 ...

    8 comments20 Oct 2011 -

  19. H/S/W to Credit MF

    Private Equity

    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 comments20 Jul 2016 -

  20. Feeders to Megafund

    Investment Banking

    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 comments14 Feb 2011 -

  21. MM to MF after HBS

    Private Equity

    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 comments30 Dec 2012 -

  22. 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 comments28 May 2011 -

  23. Singapore Megafund

    Private Equity

    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 comments9 Mar 2011 -

  24. Megafund kids a year

    Private Equity

    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 comments17 Sep 2010 -

  25. 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 comments6 Feb 2018 -

  26. 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 bridge f ...

    4 comments31 Jan 2014 -

  27. 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 comments31 May 2013 -

  28. 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 Salary ...

    3 comments17 Mar 2018 -

  29. 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 comments2 Jul 2012 -

  30. 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 comments19 Jan 2012 -

  31. 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 comments10 Feb 2011 -

  32. 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 comments20 Jan 2010 -

  33. Hi, Would anyone please share a bit on how the hours are like for VPs /above at megafund please? I know it depends on the fund/group, but a broad description would be really helpful! Does it get slightly better as one progresses through the levels post-VP ...

    2 comments6 Jun 2019 -

  34. Define megafund?

    Private Equity

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

    2 comments1 Mar 2010 -

  35. 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 ...

    23 Apr 2012 -

  36. 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 doll ...

    1 comment28 Mar 2018 -

  37. 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 ...

    4 Jan 2017 -

  38. 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 ...

    8 Feb 2015 -

  39. Megafund Question

    Private Equity

    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 comment8 Feb 2015 -