Wharton MBA Buy-side Report

Wharton reports its acceptance on December 16th… They have a ton of buy-side employers that gave offers to Wharton students. I finally have had the time to spend hours classifying the firms. Apologies for the mistakes. 3.4% went to Hedge Funds, 6.7% to investment management, 8.5% private equity, 1.7% to venture capital. So 20% of the class went to the buy-side. I think more hedge funds recruited at Wharton versus other schools, and I believe it’s less of a surprise. These start-up hedge funds are mostly in New York.

Wharton Employers Type
Al Masah Capital Asset Management
Asia Consumer Assest Management Asset Management
BlackRock, Inc. Asset Management
Brandywine Global Investment Management Asset Management
ClearBridge Investments Asset Management
Cornerstone Investment Partners Asset Management
Matthews International Capital Management Asset Management
MFS Investment Management Asset Management
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Asset Management
Parnassus Investments Asset Management
PIMCO Asset Management
Schultze Asset Management, LLC Asset Management
Archer Capital Management Credit
Capitala Investment Group Credit
Newstone Capital Partners, LLC Credit
AlpInvest Partners Inc. Fund of Funds
Abraaj Capital Limited Hedge Fund
Andalusian Capital Partners Hedge Fund
Carlson Capital, L.P. Hedge Fund
Cartica Capital Hedge Fund
Citadel Investment Group, LLC Hedge Fund
Cleargate Capital Hedge Fund
Crestwood Capital Management, LP Hedge Fund
Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP Hedge Fund
Elliott Management Corporation Hedge Fund
Emerson Capital, LP Hedge Fund
Falcon Investment Advisors Hedge Fund
Fir Tree Partners Hedge Fund
Glade Brook Capital Partners Hedge Fund
Hahn Capital Hedge Fund
Hawkeye Capital Managment, LLC Hedge Fund
Hitchwood Capital Hedge Fund
Incline Global Management, LLC Hedge Fund
Ionic Capital Management Hedge Fund
JAT Capital Management LP Hedge Fund
JHL Capital Group LLC Hedge Fund
KAUST Investment Management Company Hedge Fund
King Street Capital Management, L.P. Hedge Fund
Knighthead Capital Management Hedge Fund
Luxor Capital Hedge Fund
LW Investment Management Hedge Fund
Marathon Asset Management Hedge Fund
Midwood Capital Management Hedge Fund
Mount Kellett Capital Management Hedge Fund
Owl Creek Asset Management Hedge Fund
Rivulet Capital Hedge Fund
SAC Capital Advisors, LLC Hedge Fund
Soros Fund Management LLC Hedge Fund
Sovarnum Capital Hedge Fund
Stelliam Investment Management Hedge Fund
Stone Lion Capital Partners Hedge Fund
Tamarack Capital Management Hedge Fund
Tiger Legatus Capital Management Hedge Fund
Tybourne Capital Management Hedge Fund
York Capital Management Hedge Fund
American Securities LLC Private Equity
Angelo, Gordon & Co. Private Equity
Aqua Capital Partners Private Equity
Argonaut Private Equity Private Equity
Artisan Partners Limited Partnership Private Equity
Avista Capital Partners Private Equity
Bain Capital, LLC Private Equity
Baring Private Equity Asia Limited Private Equity
Baron Capital, Inc. Private Equity
Battery Ventures Private Equity
Blackstone Group LP, The Private Equity
Bridge Growth Partners Private Equity
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Equity
Carlyle Group, The Private Equity
CarVal Investors Private Equity
Centerbridge Partners, L.P. Private Equity
CenterSquare Investment Management Private Equity
CITIC PE Private Equity
Clarion Partners Private Equity
Cressey & Company LP Private Equity
Ecus Private Equity Private Equity
Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) Private Equity
Formation Capital Private Equity
GI Partners Private Equity
GP Investments Private Equity
Graham Partners Private Equity
GTCR Private Equity
H.I.G. Capital Private Equity
HarbourVest Partners Private Equity
Hermitage Capital Management Private Equity
Hony Capital Private Equity
Impact Investment Group Private Equity
Intervale Capital Private Equity
Kamylon Capital Private Equity
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & Company Private Equity
L Capital Private Equity
NaviMed Capital Private Equity
Permira Advisors L.L.C. Private Equity
Riverside Partners, LLC Private Equity
Signal Hill Equity Partners Private Equity
Snow Lake Capital Private Equity
Summit Park Partners Private Equity
Teton Capital Private Equity
Vector Capital Private Equity
Vestar Capital Partners Private Equity
Vista Equity Partners Private Equity
Warburg Pincus LLC Private Equity
Wellspring Capital Management Private Equity
WestBridge Capital Private Equity
Commerce Ventures Venture Capital
DreamIt Ventures Venture Capital
Earlybird Venture Capital Venture Capital
Edison Ventures Venture Capital
Education Pioneers and NewSchools Venture Fund Venture Capital
Evolution Media Capital Venture Capital
Genacast Ventures Venture Capital
Headland Capital Partners Venture Capital
HLM Venture Partners Venture Capital
ICICI Ventures Venture Capital
Kapor Capital Venture Capital
Kibo Ventures Venture Capital
Longitude Capital Venture Capital
Sadara Ventures Venture Capital
Sequoia Capital Venture Capital
Shineon Capital Management Venture Capital
Thrive Capital Venture Capital
Winklevoss Capital Venture Capital
Winona Capital Management Venture Capital

Kellogg Careers Breakdown

Even though I have not been accepted by Kellogg yet, I am continuing to do my due diligence since I have nothing better to do. I am shocked I have not seen this list anywhere else.

I am extremely impressed with the career survey of 2013. ~750 students with 13% in PE/VC. I took their career survey and tried to classify the majority of the buy-side firms (apologies if I left some out). I also have a worksheet with some notes for myself. I am specifically more interested in the hedge fund placements and saw over 5 hedge funds and most were multi-billion. This is amazing placement, considering how small the Asset Management Practicum is. I do believe the AMP program will be the primary reason I choose Kellogg over other schools if I do get accepted.

It should also be noted that Booth/Kellogg may have better buy-side placements compared to Wharton since there are so many firms in Chicago, and students can work there during the school-year. Philadelphia doesn’t have much…

Here is the list:

Kellogg Firms Industry
Dimensional Fund Advisors Asset Management
Martin Investment Management Asset Management
Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. Asset Management
PAAMCO Asset Management
Pacific Eagle Asset Management Asset Management
PIMCO Asset Management
First Capital Partners Credit/Mezz
McNally Capital Fund of Funds
Alyeska Investment Group Hedge Fund
Brave Warrior Advisors Hedge Fund
Bridger Capital LLC Hedge Fund
Citadel Hedge Fund
Goudy Park Capital Hedge Fund
Ares Management LLC Private Equity
Baring Private Equity Asia Private Equity
Bratus Capital Private Equity
Compass Group Management Private Equity
Creation Investments Capital Private Equity
Crescent Capital Group LP Private Equity
Great Hill Partners Private Equity
GTCR Golder Rauner LLC Private Equity
Gulf Capital Private Equity
OMERS Private Equity Private Equity
Pine Tree Equity Partners Private Equity
Providence Equity Partners Private Equity
QuinStreet, Inc. Private Equity
Riverwood Capital Private Equity
Sterling Partners Private Equity
The Riverside Company Private Equity
TPG Capital Private Equity
Waud Capital Partners Private Equity
Wind Point Partners Private Equity
AMD Ventures Venture Capital
Ardent Capital Venture Capital
C lassified Ventures, LLC — Venture Capital
Dreamit Ventures Venture Capital
Insight Equity Venture Capital
Northern Light Venture Capital Venture Capital
OMERS Ventures Venture Capital
Qualcomm Ventures Venture Capital
Shasta Ventures Venture Capital
Sterling Ventures Venture Capital
Tresalia Capital Venture Capital
VIVO Ventures Venture Capital