More PE hiring news this week- European buy-side firms, which includes Private Equity, Venture Capital, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge Funds and Asset Management recruited a total of 236 candidates from investment banks and consultancies, this year, up from 213 in the 2012-2013 cycle and 155 in the 2011-2012 cycle, according to KEA Consultants, a London based search firm specialized in junior professionals.
Overall recruitment has grown by nearly 38% since 2011 in the EMEA region. PE employers have been increasingly open to hiring “bright” analysts from consulting firms, particularly recruiters that want to recruit a higher percentage of female buy-side professionals.
Consulting has a concentration of women with sector knowledge relevant to portfolio companies, it said. MBA graduates from leading business schools are also desirable recruits.