France MBA Job Trends: Finance (2018)

Companies backed by French Private Equity firms realized a 5.4% growth in 2016, hitting revenue targets of €212 billion. Venture Capital funds were the most promising (36% growth) with Growth and leveraged buy-out funds - both performing at over 5% growth. The most promising sectors within Private Equity were in Energy, IT & Digital, Medical & Biotechnology, and telecom.

Hedge funds are not the stronghold of France. Among the top European investors, France-based fund managers only allocated 4% of their funds in the class against Europe’s average of 10.2%. Even the fund managers outperform the number of investors at 1.7: 1 – a phenomenon seen only in Luxembourg.

France top Hedge Funds

Société Générale and BNP Paribas have been successful in 2017, bringing in new customers from retail to investment banking. BNP has a 9.3% Return on equity while SocGen was second at 6.3%, making them two of the most profitable banks in Europe. The Sales & Trading team had a major role in the turnaround from the liquidity crunch in 2011.

For MBA candidates interested in Investment Management, France’s case is interesting. Six asset managers ...


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