Upwardly Mobile Jobs in PE: Investor Relations and Legal Execs


April 26, 2012

FN has a series on the most important jobs in finance, which began with a feature on Private Equity (via WSJ blog). Due to criticism of over-leveraging and difficulties in a more competitive fundraising environment, a fundamental shift took place in the industry’s most important roles, with investor relations and legal positions coming to the fore, reports FN citing several London-based headhunters.


Investor relations professionals serve in multifaceted roles that include sourcing investments, maintaining relationships and communications with investors, liaising with deal teams and producing reports on performance and targets, says the report.


General Counsel roles are also gaining relevance as lawyers take on not only traditional deal-related work, but also wrestle with added compliance burdens, says FN.

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