Where can PE look for the best data analysts? - PER in the news with PEI

5 May 2022 | Gail McManus, Managing Director

Gail McManus, Managing Director at PER, recently spoke with Private Equity International regarding the rise in demand for data analysts in private markets, and where firms can look for the best talent

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While it is true that the demand for technology talent  continues to increase, Gail told Private Equity International that LPs are also looking to hire data-savvy talent. “Some of the first organisations that have taken this on board are some of the larger limited partners, or organisations that want to look through the funds they invest in down to the underlying portfolios.”

Gail mentioned that a change we have seen in the market in recent years is where the data and tech professionals sit within an organisation. They can be part of the investment team, the portfolio management team, or the risk management team.

Additionally, Gail noted that firms are moving away from traditional talent pools to look for these skills. “It’s not the traditional investment banks – they will be looking for people from data-heavy organisations, places like Bloomberg. It could be from larger asset managers on the public equities side.”

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Gail is the Managing Director and founder of PER, setting up the business in the late 1990s after a career in private equity at 3i.

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