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How do you start on a career in private equity?

I am about to qualify as an accountant in the UK with an ACA. I am increasingly interested in working in PE and investment management. I currently work in audit and so am looking to take the transferrable skills elsewhere. I am very keen to get away from 'accountant roles' and find more comercial work in these lucrative sectors.

Asked By: JamesR - 4/21/2008
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The qualifications to work in private equity and investment management are quite different, so first you should decide whcih you'd like to focus on. A CFP would be useful if you wanted to work with individuals and small businesses, and a CFA would be more useful for institutional portfolio management and research. PE... More
Answered By: Peter - 4/21/2008
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Get certified as a personal financial planner.
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Answered By: Saudi Dude - 4/21/2008
 
Firstly, private equity and investment management are very different. Audit background is not bad but you need sometime to transit your career from audit to a private equity professionals... More
Answered By: Jay - 2/27/2014
 
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