Careers in Private Equity: what's the attraction and how to get there

Careers in PE

Georgie Banfield

Associate, large-cap PE fund: (Began their career in consulting before moving to investment banking and subsequently a large-cap PE fund): 

"What is it about the PE industry that really attracted you?

I am interested in looking thoroughly and thoughtfully at a business to get comfortable with its business model, competitive positioning, what strategic and operational improvements can be made etc – i.e. aspects that you don’t really deal with in banking, at least not to the same extent.  So it was about the intersection between those more “commercial” elements and finance that fascinated me.

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