The Bain diaspora

Of private equity's several prominent talent breeding grounds, Bain & Company may be the most fertile. A search on financial services database Capital IQ reveals that of the thousands of professionals listed as working at "private investment firms" around the world, more than 700 have "Bain & Co" listed in their professional biographies. Tim Sims, the former chairman and managing director of Bain's Australian and African operations states, "The really successful Bain graduate carries a blueprint for the skills which are now recognized as setting apart the highest performing funds in the private equity industry."