Wall Street Prep

Intern & Full-time Analyst and Associate Programs

Client

Middle Market Private Equity Leader

Partnership Scope

Interns and full-time analysts & associates across Real Estate and PE/Credit streams

Population Size

40

Format

Blended (Synchronous & Asynchronous)

Background

Top 15 global private equity firm was seeking customized training programs across its intern, full-time analyst and full-time associate hires:

    • Training needed to be relevant across private equity, credit, and real estate verticals.
    • It needed to address needs of both finance and non-finance graduates.
    • Content needed to be tailored to the firm’s models and investment case studies.

Solution

WSP Private Equity faculty and curriculum designers worked with the firm’s L&D and investment professionals for a comprehensive knowledge exchange

  • Multi-stream intern training: The first part of the intern training program provided learners with finance fundamentals while the second half consisted of separate real estate and private equity/credit streams to ensure relevancy across all client groups.
  • Dedicated analyst program. WSP conducted a dedicated analyst program to provide new grads with core modeling skill set before the start of the combined analyst and associate Private Equity Immersion program.
  • Customization: WSP integrated firm templates and investment case studies throughout full-time programs, increasing relevancy and creating a continuous transition to internally-led group-specific training.

 

Impact

  • 100% agree they were given the technical tools necessary to be successful as an investment professional.
  • Given the program’s success, both intern and full-time analyst programs in 2021 will offer separate concurrent training streams for private equity, credit, and real estate participants.