LSE’s Alternative Investments Conference 2018

LSE’s Alternative Investments Conference is the biggest student led conference, dedicated to Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge and Pension Funds Industry. This year’s edition of LSE AIC had a representative IE delegation of 20 students from both the university and the business school along with Irina Zilbergleyt, Director of International Markets for IE Talent and Careers. Moreover, as a part of the conference, the AMT Training DCF Challenge, which tested participants financial modeling and valuation skills, was held and the winning team was comprised of IE Masters Program Students.

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Types of Investment Banking Positions—Part 1: Position Levels

As mentioned in prior discussions, in order to obtain a position relating to Private Equity or Business Development, many employers will require candidates have investment banking experience.  Although many reasons for this requirement exist, the primary reasons for this requirement are the following: (i) experience as an investment banker develops the skills needed to perform…

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Types of Private Equity Firms

One thing to keep in mind when targeting private equity firms for potential opportunities is that each firm has a selected strategy, which ultimately dictates who their ideal candidate will be.  This discussion will attempt to summarize the general types of private equity firms, which may help candidates select which will be the best fit…

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Career Profile: Private Equity and Venture Capital Associate Responsibilities

In a prior discussion, we talked about resume writing tips for landing a position in M&A, Venture Capital and/or Private Equity. In connection with that discussion, we briefly mentioned the primary ways candidates may add value to the M&A process. During this discussion, we should discuss further the primary responsibilities of a Private Equity and/or…

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Resume Writing for M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity Positions

Having a well-written resume is key to landing a position in M&A, Venture Capital and/or Private Equity. Writing a resume for one of these positions is distinctive from other types of resumes because it generally requires experience in finance as a requirement for being considered for a position. Specifically, the ideal candidate will have the…

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