Working in Private Equity

Working in Private Equity

Gavin Ryan

25 years: Private equity & banking

There are many attractive aspects of working in private equity. Gavin assists in offering his advice on how to get a private equity job by explaining the size and composition of the labour market, the profiles of private equity managers and candidates, and lists some ways to enhance your CV.

There are many attractive aspects of working in private equity. Gavin assists in offering his advice on how to get a private equity job by explaining the size and composition of the labour market, the profiles of private equity managers and candidates, and lists some ways to enhance your CV.

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Working in Private Equity

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Overview

Private Equity (PE) is a very sought after profession and the number of available positions is very limited. One of the typical ways to enter the market is to raise a private equity fund, having acquired previous experience in another field. Securing a job in PE for younger professionals involves laying groundwork years ahead of time.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is the size and composition of the labour market?

  • What are the profiles of PE managers and candidates?

  • How do you boost your CV?

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Gavin Ryan

Gavin Ryan

Gavin Ryan has twenty years’ experience as a private equity fund manager. He has managed a $30m Advent International Affiliate Fund, a $200m Fund part of Soros Fund Management and a €2.5bn Green Energy Asset Manager. Before he was in investment banking with HSBC and Nomura. Gavin has an Engineering Degree from Cambridge and an MBA from McGill.

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