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Private Equity Salaries – what are you worth?

Private Equity salary surveys – by job type and seniority (2019 Q4 update)

Savvy Investor curates the best white papers and institutional investment content from across the web and tailors your own experience to match your unique interests within the institutional investment industry.  Historically, some of our most viewed papers have been surveys of compensation packages across a variety of asset management roles. Here are the most recent surveys on private equity salaries. 


APAC Private Capital Investment Professional Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles, 2019)

This year’s survey includes a review of 2018 private capital activity in Asia Pacific, plus thoughts on the major hiring trends for investment professionals.

2018 North American Private Equity Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

This 40-page report from Heidrick & Struggles dices the data in a variety of ways, showing base, bonus and carry by AUM and showing how compensation varies across different roles and lengths of experience.

2018 European Private Capital Compensation Survey (Heidrick & Struggles)

This is the 6th annual survey of European private capital compensation, providing insight into base, bonus, and carry details by fund size, by investment strategy, and sorted by length of experience.

Preqin Special Report: Private Capital Compensation and Employment, Mar 2018

This report by Preqin explores the compensation and employment trends emerging in the world of private capital. 65% of firms expect to increase the size of their workforce in 2018, proving the demand for talent continues to grow.

An inside look at how much VC and PE investors are making (Pitchbook/J.Thelander, 2018)

How much money do investors in the private markets make? The answer to that question depends on the type of investment firm and the particular investor's role. This Pitchbook/J.Thelander Consulting survey provides some hard-to-find compensation data.

Private equity: What do LPs think of the talent within GPs? (2018)

In today’s market of ever increasing dry powder and high valuations, institutional investors (limited partners, or LPs) are increasingly scrutinizing their relationships with fund managers (general partners, or GPs), and talent remains at the core of most investment decisions.

Nordic Private Capital Compensation Trends 2017 (Heidrick & Struggles)

This report highlights the responses about salaries, bonuses, and carried interest plans from more than 100 private capital professionals in the Nordic region.

UK Banking & Asset Management Salary Survey 2019 (Page Group)

This 20-page document by Page Executive provides important insights into salary and benefits packages for the banking and asset management industries.

Salaries for fundraising and asset gathering investment professionals (Emolument)

Emolument reports that the average salary for a VP in a Asset Gathering/Fundraising role is $123,000 per year.

Changing Pay Fundamentals and 2018 Recap (Johnson Associates)

This report by Johnson Associates presents some of the changing industry incentives being employed by financial services firms in the United States. It focuses specifically on the asset management and private equity industries.

2018 U.S. Financial Services Compensation (Johnson Associates)

This report by Johnson Associates presents the outlook for U.S. financial services compensation. It focuses specifically on the asset management and private equity industries.

Private Equity Focus: Building Portfolio Companies' Talent Advantage For the Downturn (Heidrick & Struggles, 2019)

To overcome market headwinds, leading PE firms are focusing on four areas of corporate performance that this paper indicates are the most crucial for companies to build and change momentum more quickly than their competitors.

Paying for Performance in Private Equity: Evidence from VC Partnerships (2017)

This paper by Heidrick & Struggles offer empirical analysis connecting the timing of general partner (GP) compensation to private equity fund performance.

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