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14 December 2016 Rupert Bell, Director of DACH

Private equity is no longer just an 'alternative asset', it is mainstream

The private equity industry has expanded significantly in recent years as new capital has flowed into the market, arguably because big LP’s don’t really know where else to deploy it. Private equity is no longer just an ‘alternative asset’, it is very much the mainstream. There is no end to this on the short term horizon.

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13 December 2016 Linn Cheng, Head of Asia

Private equity in Asia is building momentum leading to a healthy hiring market!

We’ve had an interesting and varied year. Considering the political changes in the world, we have not seen this having a significant impact on the Asian private equity market, in actual fact on the contrary, Asia seems to be building momentum with strong fundraising and capital deployment, consequently leading to a healthy hiring market.

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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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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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1 September 2016 Alex Horkan, Lead Consultant, Head of Tech

Q4 2016: A hiring frenzy?

For many working in investment banks or other advisory practices, the ‘buy side’ has often been seen as the peak to strive for. Indeed many people will actively view the advisory role as a ‘stepping stone’ (or unavoidable hoop to jump through) on their way to being an investor.

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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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