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20 October 2016 Rupert Bell, Director of DACH

Senior hires are a tricky business

Senior hiring for private equity firms is a tricky business. There is arguably far more downside than upside, from disrupting the existing culture, and demotivating mid-level and junior colleagues, to the financial and PR costs of breaking a contract if the integration doesn’t work.

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28 September 2016 Stuart Paterson, Head of Finance & Ops Practice

Finding and keeping a private equity Fund Accountant

Stuart Paterson, Finance and Operations Consultant at PER discusses the importance of hiring Private Equity Fund Accountants for the long term strategy of your finance team.

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15 September 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

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.

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11 August 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

Time to talk money

These are just some of the questions that I’ve been asked over the last few weeks. The good news is – we’ve got the answers at our fingertips as a result of the amazing data in our Annual Private Equity Compensation Survey.

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13 July 2016 Richard Jones, Senior Consultant

Consultant or Banker? by Richard Jones

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.

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6 July 2016 Rupert Bell, Director of DACH

New Funds: It's not just about the money, it's about the people

One of the most striking features of the private equity market over the last couple of years has been the number of new entrants.

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