The Private Equity CFO, The Ultimate Jack (or Jill) of all Trades!

The Private Equity CFO, The Ultimate Jack (or Jill) of all Trades!

Written by PER’s Finance and Operations Consultant Stuart Paterson

The finance departments within private equity funds are often very lean operations and the number one seat is held by the CFO. But, how do you get that seat?  And, what does your day look like? To answer both questions, it probably makes sense to work backwards.

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Find your way to a stimulating, long-term private equity career in the growing Fund of Funds and Co-Investments Market!

Find your way to a stimulating, long-term private equity career in the growing Fund of Funds and Co-Investments Market!

Written by PER Consultant: Richard Jones

If you’ve ever considered a career in private equity, chances are you’ve thought about a role within a direct investment firm (GP) where you’re taking ownership of businesses and working with them directly post acquisition. It is, after all, the most widely understood part of the market. However, the private equity landscape is so much broader and more varied so it can be a bit of a maze if you aren’t familiar with the options and the terminology.

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Ever wondered what the real attractions are to an investment role in the Middle East?

Ever wondered what the real attractions are to an investment role in the Middle East?

Written by PER Senior Consultant: Oliver Gilkes

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to move to the Middle East, here is a quick guide to the region and some reasons why people we have placed there rate it so highly.

The principal investments market in the Middle East is broad with sovereign wealth funds, independent principal investment and private equity firms and family offices. Some of these invest in the MENA region whilst others have a more global remit, investing across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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New Year, New Career

New Year, New Career

Written by PER’s Head of Research: Sharon Chammah

It’s that time of year when we are all determined to start afresh, beat last year’s targets, get fit and try that new Peruvian fusion pop up restaurant round the corner. For some of us who are about to get that hard earned bonus, it is also a good time to think about new career prospects.

We are pleased to say in 2016 – PER placed about 180 professionals from Analyst to Partner level in private equity firms around the world and we already have another 40 people with offers accepted for a start date in Q1 2017. 

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The Importance of Online Skills Testing In the Selection Process

The Importance of Online Skills Testing In the Selection Process

Testing can be testing: improve your CHANCE of success with our six top tips

Online skills tests are becoming increasingly common in private equity recruitment processes.  There can be a temptation to fit these in when you get a few minutes without realising  the weight that might be put on the results.  A below the bar performance can rule you out almost before you have begun.  Improve your CHANCE, of success with our six tips to sail through this stage and into the next round.

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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.

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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.

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