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Career path - 1 minute to consider going from Big4 to Private Equity

  • 10 February 2022

  • Secondaries & Primaries, Talent

My name is Grace and I work as an Investment Manager on the Fund of Funds team at Ardian. I attended Lehigh University for undergrad and studied Finance.

When I was in school, I wasn’t necessarily considering private equity as a career path and I actually started my career at a big 4 accounting firm doing portfolio valuation for private equity clients. I developed a skill set I was immediately able to leverage once I joined Ardian.

Ardian has supported, trained and given me the resources I needed to be successful. Working alongside so many accomplished and ambitious individuals in a dynamic fast-paced work environment allowed me to easily grow into my new position and was a natural shift for me.

What I particularly appreciate about working at Ardian, is that regardless of your background, you feel included, you are encouraged to share your view and if you perform well, you are given tremendous responsibility and career growth opportunities.

I am very grateful to have joined Ardian and am excited to contribute to the company’s ongoing success.

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A success story by Grace, Investment Manager at Ardian in New York

Our success as a private investment house depends on one thing above all – the talent of our people. All of them – those who work at Ardian today and those who have yet to join us.  
Within Ardian, we think of talent as the source of our collective intelligence. We want our collective intelligence to be as broad and as deep as possible.  
We aim to offer our talent a fulfilling career, with meaning and impact, in a company that has a strong and distinctive corporate culture.

We are proud to share Grace Lloyd's story of how easy her career change was from a Big4 accounting firm to an investment fund.

A true success story!

“Ardian has supported, trained and given me the resources I needed to be successful. Working alongside so many accomplished and ambitious individuals in a dynamic fast-paced work environment allowed me to easily grow into my new position and was a natural shift for me.”

Grace Lloyd, Investment Manager – Ardian New York