If you’ve spent the past three years head down on your professional qualification whilst juggling the ever increasing workload in your day job, September has come as a welcome relief. It’s one of those rare times in your professional career when you have a bit of time to reflect on your career and where you’re looking to take it.
Gold dust is easier to find and less costly to lose! Hiring at junior levels and growing your own is the best long-term strategy for your finance team. If you want a junior then attracting a good one from the big four or the specialist administrators is probably your best bet. You should be able to entice them with a winning combination of slightly higher compensation and the private equity appeal of becoming client rather than service provider. …
Dear Gail “Our VPs are telling me their base salary is way below market – can you help me benchmark?” “We want to build out our investor relations team – what should we be budgeting for the various levels?” “We’re losing out to competitors in our associate hiring for what feels like small differences in base salary? What is going wrong?” “We give everyone carry, is this market practice?” “What sort of pension benefit do other firms like us provide?”
It might not be quite the big bang, but the private equity secondaries market is expanding rapidly – according to most industry experts – and this means jobs!
Start your analyst and associate hiring now! It’s going to be a race in the autumn to get the best!
Hiring experienced professionals for your team can be a difficult task, Rupert Bell discusses the key elements to consider when looking to recruit senior staff in private equity.
One of the most striking features of the private equity market over the last couple of years has been the number of new entrants. The traditional stance for investors has been ‘no first time funds’, yet something has changed.
Consultant or Banker? In this video Richard Jones – Consultant at PER discusses the ongoing debate on whether to hire a banker or a consultant for your team and how to make sure you can assess them both objectively.
‘No’ – a simple word that stings search consultants and clients alike when a candidate declines an offer. Drawing on experiences around the globe, here are some valuable tips from PER’s senior consultants on keeping these dreaded ‘No’s at bay.
In this video Charlie Hunt – Principal consultant at PER, discusses the key elements to consider when preparing for your first private equity interview.