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19 January 2017 Oliver Gilkes, Senior Consultant

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

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.

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17 January 2017 Sharon Chammah, Head of Research

New Year, New Career

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.

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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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29 November 2016 John Cockburn, Consultant

30 senior private equity professionals debated the issues around promoting and retaining females at PER's breakfast briefing

PER was delighted to welcome 30 senior Private Equity professionals to their breakfast seminar to discuss the important topic of “Retaining and Promoting Females in Private Equity”. Managing director of PER, Gail McManus, introduced the guest speaker – Jeryl Andrew – the new CEO of Level 20. Jeryl has been an investor with Abingworth, Vencap and Advent Ventures and so knows first-hand the difficulties that women face in reaching senior positions within funds.

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17 November 2016 Alex Horkan, Consultant

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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