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1 November 2018 Gail McManus, Managing Director

Adventure Capital

I recently moderated a panel of innovative venture capitalists exploring new funding sources, new technologies and new geographies

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13 October 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

The importance of online skills testing in the selection process

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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20 September 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

2016 Salary Survey: Data sneak preview

Our Salary Survey publication is getting closer. We have just had a sneak preview and we have some super data. We are more than sure our contributors are going to be pleased with the level of detail across multiple fund types and sizes. We’ve also got some special insights into gender split across all roles and levels this year.

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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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18 August 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

What's the difference between a great Fund Accountant and Gold Dust

Hiring at junior levels and growing your own is the best long-term strategy for your finance team. If you want a junior then attracting a good one from the big four or the specialist administrators is probably your best bet. You should be able to entice them with a winning combination of slightly higher compensation and the private equity appeal of becoming client rather than service provider.

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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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