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16 March 2018

Unconscious Biases - We All Have Them

PER enjoyed breakfast with more than 30 private equity hiring managers and HR professionals, where Luise Usiskin spoke about Unconscious Bias and how they can affect our behaviors and decisions.

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28 February 2018 Daniela Braemisch, Head of Frankfurt

Highlights from PER’s first Women’s Private Equity Dialogue, January 2018

The event was created to give successful female professionals the opportunity to network with others like themselves, and exchange experiences, including discussing the positive and negative aspects of a private equity career as a woman.

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21 February 2018 Written by Peter Köhler, Handelsblatt

Daniela Braemisch is quoted in Handelsblatt talking about women in private equity

Written by Peter Köhler of Handelsblatt: Quotes from Daniela Braemisch, Head of Frankfurt office for PER.

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12 October 2017 Written by Kenny Wastell, Unquote"

Gail McManus gives her view on the gender diversity conundrum for Unquote

Written by Kenny Wastell of Unquote": Quotes from Gail McManus Managing Director of PER

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28 March 2017 Rupert Bell, Director of DACH

The Gender Conundrum

The private equity industry at large is pushing a number of initiatives to achieve a greater proportion of women in investment teams. Monochrome firms lack diversity and this leads to weaker decision making, so beyond the purely ethical perspective, there is a commercial upside to this initiative.

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17 November 2016 Alex Horkan, Lead Consultant, Head of Tech

There is a larger percentage of female astronauts than female venture capitalists. Time for venture capital to blue sky their thinking around diversity maybe?

According to Pitchbook’s PE & VC Fundraising & Capital Overhang Report, 2015 was the most successful year in almost a decade for Venture Capital funding with over $35.5billion being raised in the US alone. The fundraising trend is showing no signs of slowing down either, with $12billion already being banked in Q1 of 2016 according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association.

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