Investor relations goes technical

Investor relations goes technical

You may have thought investor relations was only about communications: well it is much more than that. Today’s investor relations professional can understand and interpret the numbers as well as any deal doer. And they need to be able to, as the investors themselves have become increasingly demanding for information about performance and returns.

2016 Salary Survey: Data Sneak Preview

2016 Salary Survey: Data Sneak Preview

Our Salary Survey publication is getting closer. We have just had a sneak preview and we have some super data. We are more than sure our contributors are going to be pleased with the level of detail across multiple fund types and sizes. We’ve also got some special insights into gender split across all roles and levels this year. There are no real surprises in what the data shows, but it really brings home the issues. Judge for yourself!  

Back To School – Ensuring Staff Retention on their return from Holiday

Back To School – Ensuring Staff Retention on their return from Holiday

September always feels to me the like start of the school year. And many people get back into the office invigorated after their summer break. A couple of weeks on the beach is a great way to relax and destress – it’s also a great opportunity to reassess career choices. The number of applications to our online job advertisements surge in September. Applications can be up by 30% at this time of year.

Calling all ACA’s – Private Equity Needs You!

Calling all ACA’s – Private Equity Needs You!

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.

What’s the difference between a great fund accountant and gold dust?

What’s the difference between a great fund accountant and gold dust?

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.  …

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Time to Talk Money

Time to Talk Money

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?”