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US secondees blog 2016


New York, Week 8 – Challenging and rewarding work

The KnicksRuairi Feehan

I am working on a private equity fund that holds investments in start up companies and I am finding the work challenging and rewarding.  I am working closely with my manager to gain an understanding of how the investments are valued and their impact on the financial statements.  The private equity industry is very vibrant in America and I feel working in the sector, even for a short period of time, will benefit me in my career in the years to come.

One of the best aspects of being in America is getting the opportunity to achieve life-time ambitions such as seeing an NBA game and going to Madison Square Garden.  To get the opportunity to achieve both goals in one night was one of the highlights of my time in New York.  The Knicks are not doing so well this year and true to form they were soundly beaten on the night but the defeat did not impact my experience.  Madison Square Garden is an arena that every sports fan should experience at least once.

US secondees blog 2016